Taurus Lunar Eclipse – Nov 19, 2021

The Full Moon on November 19 is also a lunar eclipse. This eclipse opens the eclipse window and unleashes the changes that eclipses always do.  The best approach is to respond to situations. Anything that is decided at an eclipse is a done deal… there’s no going back.

The eclipse is at 27 degrees of Taurus and is conjunct the asteroids Phaethon and Sedna.

Taurus is the sign of value; money, assets, and personal value. It’s the earth sign that has a deep connection with the land; gardening, farming, and environmental concerns. At this full moon eclipse, something comes to light regarding our valuables or our value and we come face to face with the need to secure, protect and stand up for those things that matter to us.

Phaethon represents reckless behaviour, usually stemming from a place of needing to prove something to others. In the myth, Phaethon’s father let Phaethon drive his chariot so that Phaethon could prove that he was his father. Zeus saw that he was driving like a crazy person and causing mayhem, and shot him out of the sky stopping him from doing more damage. This energy speaks of an authority taking charge to stop damage. It’s also the need to recognize that our need for approval can harm us.

Sedna is about staying true to yourself (she is rejected and punished for her choices). It’s about being betrayed (her father throws her overboard to save his own life) and finding power and purpose out of a crappy situation (she lands on the bottom of the sea and becomes the goddess of the sea). It’s about taking responsibility, making the best of a situation, and becoming powerful within it.

In all three the theme is “value”. Taurus brings up the topic of our value. Phaethon says trying to prove our value to others can get us hurt. Sedna says that we have power and value even if others don’t see it or treat us that way.

The Sabian symbol for this degree is “a mature woman reawakened to romance”…. and again the topic of value emerges. She doesn’t feel the need to be skinny, youthful, sexy, or to prove her worth… she is mature and knows her inner worth. She feels safe to open up knowing that her recognized value and maturity will attract someone of value.

But knowing, standing up for, and going after our value will not be an easy thing at this full moon eclipse. The moon is opposite mercury in intense and sometimes manipulative Scorpio. There will be a struggle between our heart and our head. The light of the moon gets blocked at the eclipse, blocking for a few short hours our connection with our heart and causing us to listen a little too much to the powerful and intellectual, and deeply researched words of mercury. However, this is a north node lunar eclipse, so the more we follow our heart, the more we move in the right direction. We have some other supports – the moon is trine pluto, giving us the personal power we need, and its sextile Neptune, giving us access to intuition if we choose to listen. These connections will also be momentarily lost while the moon is eclipsed, but that can help us to see them ever more clearly when they return.

Happy Taurus Lunar Eclipse!

Warning: eclipses are powerful, so if you choose to do a full moon ceremony, know that a great deal of power may be unleashed.

Full Moon in Aquarius – Aug 22, 2021

Full Moon in Aquarius – Aug 22, 2021

This is our second full moon in Aquarius this year! The Aquarius Full Moon is at 29 degrees. Depending on which interpretation you look at, the Sabian symbol for this degree is “Moon-lit fields, once Babylon, are blooming white” or “ a field of Ardath in bloom”

Ardath means a flowering field. The word ardath shows up in 2 Esdras. It’s an apocalyptic book of the Bible, but not a canonized one, and so only appears in some versions of the Bible. It says:

2 Esdras 9:26

23 Nevertheless, if thou wilt cease yet seven days more, (but thou shalt not fast in them, 24 But go into a field of flowers, where no house is builded, and eat only the flowers of the field; taste no flesh, drink no wine, but eat flowers only;) 25 And pray unto the Highest continually, then will I come and talk with thee. 26 So I went my way into the field which is called Ardath, like as he commanded me; and there I sat among the flowers, and did eat of the herbs of the field, and the meat of the same satisfied me. 27 After seven days I sat upon the grass, and my heart was vexed within me, like as before: 28 And I opened my mouth, and began to talk before the most High, and said, 29 O Lord, thou that shewest thyself unto us, thou wast shewed unto our fathers in the wilderness, in a place where no man treadeth, in a barren place, when they came out of Egypt.

Babylon means ‘the gates of God’. And Ardath means ‘fields of flowering plants. If you piece these two interpretations, and this passage of the book of (some) bibles, you get the sense that gates to heaven and to communication with God are found in connection with nature. And maybe even plant medicines!

In the documentary, The Last Shaman (on Netflix), a young man, ivy league educated and successful in the concrete jungle, is so out of touch with himself that he can’t feel. In a deep depression and out of desperation, he goes to the South American jungle to look for a shaman to help. He is introduced to plant medicines and at one point, for a period of time, is left by himself with the plants (And a camera. It was, after all, a documentary). He is taken on an inner journey and at times you see him speaking to someone pleading for answers. At the end of his time with the plants, he seems at peace and in connection with himself.

Did the plants help him meet God?

On the other hand, the city of Babylon is often associated with materialism and evil. There is a story in the bible of the tower of babel. It was being built in Babylon at a time when there was one world and one language. The story goes that the tower was being built to reach heaven. God displeased with it, scatters humanity, and creates different languages so they can’t communicate.

The question at this full moon is, therefore “how do you find your answers?” You don’t necessarily need to eat psychotropic plants to find a connection, but there is also a warning about building castles in the sky.

The moon is conjunct Jupiter at this full moon. Jupiter expands everything it touches. It also sometimes brings a teacher. Make sure yours is not a false teacher!

The good news is that the ruler of the Full Moon is Saturn. While this brings a serious tone to the moon, Saturn makes helpful aspects to Ceres and the North Node in Gemini, and Venus in Libra. This is a particularly potent grand trine as Saturn is in one of its home signs and Venus is in her home sign. The opportunity exists for serious structures, love, and nurturing communication. Trines are potential, but they have a tendency to be complacent. You may not say “l love you” assuming that the other person knows. The trick with this Full Moon will be to say it even if we think others know.

Communications will be nurturing and will lead us in the right direction. Just make sure your communication starts from authenticity.

Happy Full Moon!


Eckart Tolle on Communicating with ‘God’ in these ‘times’ 


New Moon – August 8, 2021

New Moon – August 8, 2021

When is the last time you sang? Break out your karaoke, or if you are shy, turn on the shower, get in. It’s time to belt it out!

Find a song that taps into your spirit and resonates with how you feel… Bohemian Rhapsody… Sing the body electric… Let it go… His eye is on the sparrow; youtube your favourite choir choir choir, and sing along – Hallelujah, Zombie or people have the Power with Patti Smith…

The new moon sets off the revolutionary energy of the Saturn/Uranus square and it asks us to do it with a Leo flare. The Sabian symbol for the new moon is a “volunteer church choir makes social event of rehearsal”. Normally getting together with a church choir to sing is not a revolutionary act… but as it turns out, during the Saturn Uranus square it is! The New Moon is at 16 degrees of Leo. Leo is all about courage, leadership, and creativity. Are you Simba, a young cub finding your voice? Are you a stately lion king? Or are you the cowardly lion, wondering if you even have a heart? It may take a break out in song, Lion King style to figure it find out!

You will know when you have found your theme song when the words accurately tap in to let out your emotion; when the melody makes you want to rewind and play it again; when the frequency lifts your spirit high and takes you to where you need to go! The New Moon squares Uranus at 15 degrees of Taurus whose Sabian symbol is “A man with a rakish silk hat, muffled, braves the storm”. Something about this new moon is not easy, and life becomes a Les Miserable soundtrack! Do you hear the people sing? There is a need to push through.  A need to stand out from the crowd and do it your own way. A need break free, even if you only break free in song!

As this is a New Moon you can and should dream a dream. The moon opposite Saturn however, shows that your dreams may be in reaction to a sense of abandonment and loss. Saturn brings emotional difficulty to the situation, but with that difficulty, we become very clear, and in reaction, dream and declare something that truly values ourselves.  It doesn’t feel comfortable in the moment, yet there is something deeply satisfying about having that clarity to say ‘never again’. That Saturnian energy then spurs you on to achieve your goal and takes steps to nurture your self-esteem

All of this energy at this new moon is also happening in fixed signs. It brings in a stubborn, technical, and prideful energy clashing. It may be a voice within that tells you that you sound tone-deaf, or like nails on a chalkboard, causing you to fear expressing yourself.  On the other hand, you may be drowning out others with your voice, not caring how your sound to others. Try to stay away from disharmony for the sake of disharmony. Your goal shouldn’t be to upstage anyone but to find the right tone to share your inner truth.

Happy New Moon in Leo!