Aries (March 20-April 19)
Heightened self-determination and fast paced thinking highlight an electrified start to a week of dynamic astrology. This is the passage through and into the idea that you have been imagining for yourself for some time. While it is honorable and necessary to embody and to physically own who you are and what you do, it will be important to consider each move you make. This is the time of times to pay attention to the others in your life as the mirrors they are to your own self-propulsion. The question may be: are you able to be self-assured enough to see your actions through other eyes? That reflection can serve as a guide that can then guide you to serve your deepest core truth.
Taurus (April 19- May 20)
I wish I could be inside of your dreams this week; they have the potential to be electric! You have a very special access to the collective imagination this week and even if you’re not getting the dreams yourself, there is a strong possibility of picking up on the dreams and musings of others. In fact, this would be an awesome week to start conversations with your crew (friends, tribe, community) about their dreams or experiences with visionary states. These conversations can lead to ideas that you can implement in your own search for intimacy with god (truth, mystery, expanded consciousness). Are there any group meditations in your area this week? Check them out if so, this would be a powerful venue through which to experience the divine.
Gemini (May 20-June 21)
Are you familiar with the tarot card The Fool? Look it up online (here’s a good place to start: http://www.ata-tarot.com/resource/cards/) because I see you as the character in this card this week for several reasons. Now, first off, if you don’t know anything about tarot, don’t be alarmed. The Fool is not called “The Fool” because it lacks intelligence or aptitude. One of the reasons it is ‘The Fool” is because it takes the biggest leap of all, just as we all do as we bound through the birth canal, and step into incarnated life. The astrology suggests that this eclipse on Tuesday can serve as a catalyst for you to leap out of certain conditioned, learned, ways of thinking and engaging with others that does not serve you or others in the way it has in the past. You are being encouraged by the mysterious and the numinous to live with uncertainty as you begin to step out of your old ideas. You’ll never know who is waiting for you on the other side if you don’t take the leap.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
The experience of mother and father are in each and every one of us, in our blood and bones as well as our thought patterns, and my guess is that most of us have only touched the surface of our understanding of these forces. You have available to you in the most intimate of ways, the opportunity to embody and experience what these entities mean, independent of your ideas and conditioning patterns, if you are willing to step into the task. How does one step into this task? First, I would make an honest list of what I think these entities are and what my experience of them has been. This will put down in black and white your own pre-conceptions. Then I would spend a day consciously trying to experience mother, and another day attempting to experience father. Take notes of any of your thoughts, conversations, reactions, emotions, inclinations, and biases when considering each one and then compare them with your original list. You may be surprised by not only what you learn about yourself, but also how this has affected all of your relationships.
Leo (July 22-August 23)
The truth of the matter is not always in the detail of it’s parts. You may have a challenge accepting that this week as you have a surge of self-propulsion that impulses you to act independent of your usual norms. What may be missing are the key emotional issues that exist within the data received. Are you at peace with the way you’re thinking? Does it truly match up with your spiritual aspirations? This has the potential to be an emotionally expansive time as well as a clearing out of old boundaries and systems, however, the caution in the astrology is to honor your emotions and the emotional impact of all the information you gather. Piece it altogether for a greater truth and your aspirations will take on a more global or even cosmic viewpoint.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Norms in society are like rules: they exist to be broken. The question is how comfortable you can be with delving into the taboo? Where is this happening in your life and whom do you feel like you have to answer to? I think the flavor of this week has to do with personal integrity. How can you live according to what you determine the norms to be within the parameters of existing relationships? You can be at both a stepping off point or a stalling point depending on how comfortable you are with evaluating your relationship with your shadow and how clear you are in communicating needs with your partners. This can be a painful process at first, as any birthing moment can be, however, the experience of divine love that it offers may be worth the effort.
Libra (September 22-October 23)
The more you can come to terms with that inner voice, that inner yearning, the closer you move to healing. It’s no fun being angry and even worse feeling as though you have to find a good, healthy, and easy way to release or express things. Even though you are working hard to maximize the amount of happiness you and everyone else can have, others’ manners and lack of consideration is just not going to cut it for you. Patience is a virtue indeed and a tool worth using to the max, however, the message for you this week is to speak your mind, clearly and calmly, and make sure that you release what bothers you so that resentments are not incurred or bathed in. Truly, by week’s end you have the potential to be outrageously you to the greater benefit and service to others.
Scorpio (October 23-November 22)
It seems that you’ve been on a reconnaissance mission these days in the deepest recesses of your soul. This eclipse may act as a beacon alighting some deep emotional truths that have been sitting dormant just waiting to be discovered. Someone may just be pushing you that way, asking you to move beyond a comfort zone and you may be resisting. Thinking itself can become an emotional attachment; that monkey mind we have a way of creating and running around in can become a place of familiarity and routine. You can continue to fight this, thinking what you’re doing is maintaining a security system that works and is familiar so why mess with it, however, the astrology may be asking you to move on as well. Keep up the intelligence gathering, it’s important, just don’t forget to look at the big picture of all the little bits of awareness you’re attaining.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 22)
Something seems to have reached a crescendo regarding your need to feel loved. Work back through your experiences and you may find that w hat you’ve need in your most intimate relationships is your own, personal, unconditioned voice speaking your own, personal, unconditioned needs. This is one of the hardest things to do with those our lives are merged with: marriages, business partnerships, or any dynamic that requires your own will and values to work with someone else’s will and values. Power dynamics such as these usually result in one or both parties clinging to what is known and familiar until some shock occurs to move both along. This is a lot like tectonic plates: they can move along gently, slowly, and frequently; or they can build up a lot of tension until there is a cataclysmic rattle. It’s always good to find a way to release the tension (read: compromise) but occasionally a mega-quake is inevitable. Unlike the Ring of Fire, luckily, you have a little control.
Capricorn (December 22-January 20)
It may feel like you are being pulled in several different directions at once, which is causing a sense of obsession with your own self-propulsion. Energy and astrology like this, affecting your solar houses in the way that it is, that is very personally, can leave you feeling emotionally isolated and righteously willful. Emotions are strong in any area that has to do with relating to others either one-to-one, in your career, or at home and it is important to find grounding. Luckily, towards the end of the week that grounding will be available in a way that will offer inner peace. Ground yourself in creative self-expression, it looks like you are being asked to push the boundaries of who you are at a very essential level, so explore different ways of expression. Surrender to what might be unusual (for you) yet encourages a strong sense of childlike release.
Aquarius (January 20-February 19)
It is truly important and noble to look deeply into one’s self—to take inventory of all areas: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and vocational—however it is equally important to remember the motive: to learn and grow/evolve. Information is only part of the exercise. I don’t doubt that you have exercised your mind quite a bit in this task of late, coming to a crescendo earlier this week, and that perhaps you feel like your mind is on overload. This is a good signal to put your thoughts and reflections to the test. Whatever you’ve discovered about the way you think and react at work, in your career, with parents and sibling, and even your assumptions about yourself; whatever you think can be changed, change it—make a point of going out of your comfort zone in the way you think, talk, and plan your day-to-day life. Consider it an experiment.
Pisces (February 19- March 20)
Who are you? Well, I don’t really expect you to give an answer to that and I don’t think the astrology is expecting any conclusive answer either; most likely there is no good answer to the question, however, that does not make asking the question or seeking an answer any less valuable. In fact, that value of that search seems to be pressing into your system at this time. There are so many ways that you could be expressing yourself that might better serve the search; perhaps, immobilizing fear at stepping out of the norm wins out. If there is someone in your life that is encouraging you (explicitly or simply through their presence) to press those boundaries and comfort zones it may just be worth the effort. There is always blowback through embarrassment and self-consciousness when doing something new, however, I have found (and you may too) that those emotions serve as important ego-deflating barometers.
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