Full Moon in Cancer – A Shattering of Patterns

The Moon is Full at 22 degrees of Cancer on January 12th and it’s quite a sight to behold, literally and figuratively speaking. Cancer’s ruling planet is the Moon which in turn rules the subconscious mind and emotions. Seems like we’ve collectively been traversing the dark side of the moon now for several months. We’ve been shadow-boxing and beating around the bush with beliefs and assumptions and now shit’s about to get real in some explosive ways.

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What we’re up against is the heavy weight of societal and ancestral programming and in some cases an unwillingness to look at our own participation in destruction and violence. The heaviness is in some cases an unwillingness to even look at ugliness at all because “love is the answer” and focusing on the negative makes it worse. It may be true that focusing on the negative to the exclusion of anything positive and beneficial can cause sickness and the proliferation of yet more negative outcomes. To ignore what’s wrong in the world is to turn a blind eye to suffering and injustice.

Thanks to the internet, alternative media and whistleblowers such as Ted Gunderson, Aaron Swartz, Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, more Americans than ever before know that mainstream media cannot be trusted. The grave trouble is at this point with the complexity of technology and its tricks there seems to be no source of news at all that can be trusted.  This could be the ultimate wake-up call from the “Macrocosmic Self” to go within instead of gobbling up everything that we’re told is factual. Just 5 minutes a day of self-reflection, investigative research or basic cogitation instead of believing every word heard on the radio and T.V. and seen on news headlines would make a dramatic difference in perception as well as help to increase problem-solving abilities.

Just as it is harmful to turn a blind eye on suffering it is also harmful and maybe even more so to project all of the wrongs onto a single person for all of the damage that is being done to a nation, a person or in any given situation. Maybe Trump is as “deplorable” as he seems or maybe he will completely blow people away with his true intentions and actions. It is highly doubtful that all of his haters know what his words really are since media is so greatly distorted and if people dislike a personality they tend to dis the whole person. If someone says all the right things or presents them in a charismatic and hypnotic way, it becomes easy to pardon that person despite what crimes they have committed.

So many people can shrug off the war mongering of past Democratic presidents (and by the way, I am not invested in either party – to be clear, I do not represent Democrats or Republicans).

Behavioral patterns are so ingrained in the human psyche that they are rarely responded to in any way other than that which has been pre-programmed. These patterns can be inherited or absorbed through the environment or trauma. Over time they become robotic and they eventually rob the spirit of ingenuity and spontaneity. If robotic patterns are not broken, eventually the intuitive and creative faculties decline. It usually takes something so huge and disruptive to break a robotic pattern that whatever that something is will immediately be perceived as the enemy.

When one does not conform and act as others expect or have become accustomed to then most often resistance and power struggles ensue. It is the person who does not want change who struggles the most.

A Grand Trine between the Full Moon in Cancer, Mars and Chiron in Pisces and the Black Moon Lilith in Scorpio places some attention on the Dark Goddess archetype which includes both her nurturing and ferocious aspects. The Kali Ma force of the Universe is one to be reckoned with now, looking all manners of depravity, abuse, and addiction square in the face. She will pull no punches, take no prisoners. She is going straight for the jugular of ignorance and she’s not sorry about a thing.

This Full Moon occurs on the last day of Venus’s ascending phase since the beginning of August 2016. On January 13th this planet representing the Feminine and power of love will enter a new phase which indicates a new level of maturity and ripening within consciousness, right beside Neptune in Pisces. We’ll see where this wave of energy leads in the months to come. Venus turns Retrograde in the sign Aries from March 4th until April 15th which is likely to be a very reflective period where relationships of all kinds and personal values are concerned.

Speaking of maturity, I have heard this word “adulting” several times in the past couple of weeks from several people and find it utterly hilarious. Mostly though, it just makes me shake my head and feel like a little ol’ grannie who wonders what the hell this world is coming to. Guess it’s time to put on my big girl trousers and gear up for some serious “adulting” if I’m going to survive the cruelty of it all.

A general summary of some things being highlighted at this time: family dynamics, issues pertaining to the home & shelter, cowardice/courage, weakness/strength, dependencies/independence, sadism/masochism, predator/prey, breakdowns/breakthroughs, clinging/letting go, victimhood, bullying, reuniting, emotional healing and release.

Emotions run as deep as the deepest ocean under a Cancerian Full Moon. So do robotic patterns. Whether they continue being circulated or their cycles are peacefully brought to an end is still a choice. That is of course until something comes along to shatter them altogether.

Numerology for 2017

The close of one year and the beginning of a new one is always filled with great energy and anticipation and in some cases quite a bit of dread and anxiety. Numerology can help to increase our understanding of this time period and to gain maximum benefit from changes taking place.

In addition to the obvious ones, there are occult reasons why the last day of the year and the first day of the new year are so potent and appropriate for setting goals. December 31st corresponds to the Joker card of the Destiny system, which represents limitless possibilities and January 1st corresponds to the King of Spades – the card of Mastery on all levels. No other days share these primary card influences.

Numerology & Astrological “Predictions” for 2017

2017 rounds up to a Ten before it is further reduced to a One. It works like this: 2 + 0 + 1 + 7 = 10 and 1 + 0 = 1. Most numerologists will refer to 2017 as a One year, but it does include the Ten vibration which I explain more about in the CD “10 Tips to Thriving in 2017. This 2 CD set (also available as an MP3) is a 2 hour talk with Dailey Little and offers a detailed analysis of themes and solutions around 2017.

Both the One and the Ten correspond to initiative, change of direction and high levels of ambition. The 10th Major Arcana card of the Tarot is The Wheel of Fortune. This card reflects a turning point and the very concept of time itself. It indicates movement and huge strokes of what may be called “luck” for better or worse.

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The 1st Major Arcana card is the Magician which relates to New Beginnings, the power of words in manifestation, thought patterns and consciousness itself. With this influence 2017 will be a year to break thought patterns and fears that keep us tied down, immobile or limited in expression. It will highlight new ideas, originality, individuality and leadership. This is truly the beginning of a major new cycle on the Earth and many new kinds of inventions will be brought forth throughout the year.

Due to Mercury’s influence in the Magician card all forms of communication will become very important in 2017. Media, transportation, speeches, intimate conversations and even telepathy are included in this. Information in general will become more readily available (yes, even more so than it already has been with the Internet!) and not all of this info will be new. In fact much of the information being released will be old but the fact that it is finally being released represents a new dawn for humanity in which a huge veil of ignorance will be lifted. That is my hope and prayer.

In 2017, I foresee that complex illusions will be sharply pierced to reveal many hidden dimensions of both the sacred and the profane. We might as well consider this year the magic wand that breaks a very long spell. There may not be “full disclosure” yet but there will possibly be far more than any of us have seen in this lifetime. The build-up to America’s Pluto return has already begun and will hit its apex in 2020. We have already seen and can expect even more bizarre twists of fate with this in political scandals. There are things going on in corrupt government that sorely need to be exposed. This idea that what we don’t know can’t hurt us will be fiercely argued in different ways by people from all walks of life. Soon enough, hidden Truth will no longer be suppressed and the global elite will no longer be able to control the amount of videos and evidence of their crimes being witnessed. As a result, there will be more crime scene busts and more child rescues, THANK GOD!!!

There is so much that needs attention and healing and sadly, these things probably won’t all be addressed in the year ahead. However, my hunch is that the ball will get rolling in those directions. Because a rising number of people are dissatisfied with current rules and regulations and are upset with what they are learning about their appointed leaders, they will probably begin to turn yet again toward grassroots endeavors and simplifying what has become the extremely distracting modern lifestyle. Maybe more will even begin to turn within.

The number One year highlights our Sovereignty and more will be encouraged to strike out on their own, speak their mind and to do something new simply because it’s meaningful, not because their friends think it’s cool. Doing things out habit, desperation or obligation just won’t cut it in 2017. In this year it will become increasingly evident that energy and thoughts are where actions and manifestations begin. Willpower, courage, creativity and determination are all hallmarks of a One/Ten/Magician/Wheel of Fortune year.

Talent is another keyword for 2017. The Ones and Tens are both all about it. Talents are many with these vibrations so more of us will be inspired to put ours to good use! There are times to focus on just one or two things and times to do a lot. This will be a year in favor of doing a lot of different things in general.

2016 Reflections

2016 was a #9 year from the numerological perspective. Nine relates to the Hermit card of the Major Arcana. This past year highlighted endings, death, struggle and disappointment. It also brought completion in many areas, raised ideals and societal breakthroughs that even though painful and chaotic have been necessary to the awakening of humanity at large. There were several heavy blows and a great deal of fear and confusion relevant to Saturn’s square to Neptune. Rare opportunities for deeper understanding, forgiveness and spiritual release also arose during 2016. If we made the best that we possibly could during all of the hardships and loss, then 2017 will certainly bring about some much needed change for the better.

New Moon in Capricorn – New Solutions to Old Problems

Although the marker of certain somber events taking place the New Moon at 7 degrees of Capricorn on December 28th/29th is also the indication of a deep renewal on levels pertaining to livelihood and life calling. This is a time of year when more seem to wonder and ask who they really are, why they are here and how they can get to the next level from where they are. However, there has been a very tired, frustrated sort of energy in the air this holiday season with post-election chaos and Mercury Retrograde also in Capricorn.

The planetary ruler of Capricorn is Saturn which is associated with time, age, delays, limits, lessons and tests. Saturn has been squaring Chiron this month, a comet representative of the Wounded One or Healer in us all. The pain that has been felt in body, mind, and spirit as of late has been nothing new but a result of some very old issues being dredged up for possible resolution and release.

Just as Cancer signifies a sort of entry point, whether into the womb, into the world or into the Self, its polar opposite sign Capricorn can signify a sort of exit. What is being exited, left behind, brought to a close or a conclusion? It may not necessarily be something physical but a concept or habit that no longer feels appropriate. It is important to acknowledge whatever is on its way out and even grieve its passing if that is a natural emotional response. The suppression of emotions only cause stagnation in the long-run and this is one of the issues that this Capricorn New Moon is highlighting.

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The asteroid Zeus is conjunct the New Moon, which further indicates very old energy dynamics at play, after all Zeus is a very old deity in Greek mythology. The god of sky and thunder, also known as Jupiter, was the head honcho and king of all gods on Mount Olympus. This fits right in with the Capricornian themes of authority, male dominance, politics and oppressive control in general. There is a lot to learn from past and present experiences relating to those in positions of power and the abuse of power. The theme of the Teacher, especially the one who is feared or shunned is highlighted too. Being able to channel anger responsibly and creatively during all of this is quite challenging. There are of course empowering possibilities with this New Moon as well as difficult ones. Those would include the discovery or revelation of new solutions to old problems – ones that have probably been tackled for many years without positive or satisfactory results.

The New Moon conjunct Mercury forms a sextile to Mars in mysterious Pisces. One thing’s clear with this and all of the Saturnian energy in full swing. It’s time to get down to business, to work for what matters, to get moving and do something about something instead of just think or speak of it. Whatever that is will be unique to each individual or group. Plans must be implemented, even if only small steps are taken in the direction of manifestation. Since Mercury is doing the backward thing, some steps may very well need to be retraced and certain things redone.

Meanwhile, Uranus which has been Retrograde since July 29th is stationing to turn Direct at 20 degrees of Aries . It is now directly opposite of Jupiter in Libra which could be why so many things in so many aspects of life (but mainly around relationships of all kinds) have just about reached their total extremes. These are the kinds of extremes that never occurred to most of us in our wildest dreams. Uranus lives for surprises and Jupiter won’t do anything in a small way. Just when you thought nothing more could possibly be any crazier or shock you or the world further, this aspect will come up with plenty of stuff to knock socks off and blow minds many times over, well into next Spring. So, get ready for a very interesting New Year to say the least!

New Moon in Sagittarius – Embracing Life’s Battles

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”  – Albert Einstein

The New Moon is at 7 degrees of Sagittarius on November 29th. It forms an exact conjunction with asteroid Juno, and a square with Neptune and the Lunar Nodes. In Sagittarius, the combined influence of the luminaries with Juno highlights partnerships and unions based on higher values, nurturing of the intellect, respect for each other’s differences and a passionate search for truth. Its dark side, especially in stressful aspects involving Neptune entails self-righteousness, religious and/or political fanaticism, inappropriate or misguided self-sacrifice, deception and victimization.

Neptune has been a year-long influence due to a square by Saturn in Sagittarius since August 2015, now fading in effect. The Neptunian themes of delusion, confusion, psychic pain and past life review are not over however, as Saturn and Chiron, the Wounded Healer in Pisces move into a square to be fully activated in the new year of 2017. The wounds that were not healed, the debris that was not discarded, the lies that were only partially uncovered and the memories that were stirred this past year are drawn up yet again with this New Moon and in the weeks ahead.

Venus in Capricorn forms a square with Uranus and Ceres in Aries. This and along with the four planets (Sun, Moon, Saturn, Mercury) in Sagittarius calls for radical honesty and a heavy price to pay for deceit. Much of this has already been going down in the political arena and the dominoes will continue to fall over the next few months. Intense conflicts and opposing views can cause separations and loss on a grand scale.

Sagittarius favors culture and expanded education. Like all fire signs, this one does not shrink away from challenge but embraces it wholeheartedly. Whenever this sign is emphasized, more of us dare to think and do things that were previously not known or comfortable. What is something you have long wanted to do that you’ve been afraid of initiating?

Every now and then the words of one of my great-grandmothers resounds in my memory:

“Life is constant battle!” she would exclaim after telling a story, particularly in relation to surviving the Armenian genocide…

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…but I remember her as a happy little lady, ever-so-loving and grateful for all that life had blessed her with. As I grew older, I began to truly understand her words more clearly and adopted them as a sort of mantra, especially in situations that seemed extremely bad or good. This mantra reminds me that things can always be a lot worse, not to rest on my laurels, never to settle for less than what I deem as worthy and just, and that if life’s not a “bitch” in some way, shape or form I must be overlooking or doing something wrong.

Contrary to New Age belief, people don’t automatically change their reality by ignoring what’s ugly and only reciting positive happy affirmations to themselves (as if they are trying super hard to drill them into their thick skulls). Believe me, I tried all that as a teen and it didn’t work. It began to feel like a form of denial and it eventually became evident that denial only leads to escapism, addiction and self-pity. What did work was accepting this life as battle, putting on my armor, picking up my spear and going forward full tilt.

I’m not sharing any of this as gospel, but just as my own personal philosophy and experience. It also seems relevant to the Times. When one acknowledges life’s battles for what they are, there is no more room for complaining. There is only choice in how to engage or give up. Accepting the reality of battle, of hardship and of hell on Earth was actually liberating for me. It meant that I no longer held onto false promises or waited for approval and rewards from others. I gave up hope for “lollipops”, pats on the back, gold stars and Nirvana. Suddenly, so much came into focus.

Whatever principles one adheres to ultimately shape life’s experiences for better or worse. These principles can be positive or negative, religious or not, inclusive or exclusive. What really matters is what results they produce both internally and externally. Do these results weigh on the side of healing or destruction? Enlightenment or ignorance? Dishonor or valour?

“Stand for something or you will fall for anything.”

Some more questions to ask during this Sagittarius New Moon (there are no Right or Wrong answers – just food for thought):

What are you seeking for and why?

What are you fighting for and why?

What are you holding on to and why?

Whose thoughts are you thinking? Why?

 

November Horoscopes

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This is a fortunate time for you financially. Although you might still have to work for and toward them, many of the places you have wanted to go, and the products and services you have long waited to invest in are now within your reach. You’re so close! A relationship with someone in power could help elevate your own status and position in the world or your significant other might even become a success and inspiration to you in some way.

Taurus (April 19th – May 20th)

There is so much love or at least energy welling up inside you right now. Where to direct it – how to express it all? Your  main focus in the weeks ahead might be on someone special in your life as well as a shared creation of some sort. While you’re doing what you so passionately love to do you could suddenly attract some very unusual person/people into your orbit that either irritate you to no end or inspire you to new heights.

Gemini (May 20th – June 20th)

This month you may be presented with the opportunity to simplify, size down, and review what has gone awry in your life for the past couple of years in order to release severe stress and improve communications. Check for areas of accumulation or complication – not just physical but mental ones. This is not about judgment but making things easier and more efficient. An increased interest in healing subjects may be highlighted.

Cancer (June 20th – July 22nd)          

Home conditions have slowly improved since summer and will continue to show some upgrades through the holiday season. It took awhile to weed out what was really causing problems in your living situation , whether this revolved around family issues, environmental toxins, a clutter, a lack of confidence, or a bit of all of the above. As a result of doing so much personal homework, your love life is likely to spice up too.

Leo (July 22st – August 22nd)

How many of us get to do what we love and love what we do for a living? This is what you could be bound and determined to actualize during the holiday season. In addition you may receive recognition or for it. Any opposition that you feel or experience could just be a distraction to your productivity, so remember what it is you’re working toward and why for best results. A powerful ally could show up for you when you least expect it.

Virgo (August 22nd – September 22nd)

This is an optimal time to invest in yourself, a business or new enterprise of some kind that brings you and others great joy. You could still be in the planning  phase but making important connections that will help prepare you for success in the new year, especially around spring. Exercise or dietary adjustments may need to be made to accommodate other shifts. Love and romantic encounters are more fun than they’ve been in awhile.

Libra (September 22nd – October 22nd)

At this end of harvest season you are likely to find yourself honing in deeper on projects begun over the summer. Your inner life is highlighted more than outer now, giving you a bit of space from recent hectic activities. Money flow could be increasing or you might receive it in the form of a gift or inheritance. Something you have been seeking to accomplish in the field of communication could become more successful toward the month’s end.

Scorpio (October 22nd – November 21st)

A renewal of an important relationship is possible this month, which could be centered around romance, business or some other purpose. It’s important to speak your mind and heart more clearly and to be authentic in your manners of relating in general because your words and actions have greater impact than usual at this time of year. You may also be given a fresh clean slate – a chance to start over where you thought it was too late.

Sagittarius (November 21st – December 21st)

Although the month might not start off with bells and whistles, it gradually gets better as the days go by and shows signs of big improvement with the New Moon in your sign late November. It would do you well stay busy on the tasks at hand rather than looking too far ahead, because whatever you’re working on will help lead you to the next step. In other words, don’t try to skip steps. The work will pay off and you’ll soon have plenty to celebrate.

Capricorn (December 21st – January 20th)

Your passions are heightened now, for better or worse (but most likely in some kind of sexy way!) which can be great for moving mountains and making many desired changes. Lonely feelings of the past year fade away as new relationships take shape and your powers of attraction increase. Success might not come easy but sometimes what seems the hardest to accomplish is ultimately discovered to be well worth the effort – more than imagined.

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

There will be moments of radical turning inward and moments of profound outward expansion this month that you may have to adapt to, but that you will probably be just fine with…knowing how much you thrive on change and the unexpected! A certain relationship could be a stormy and intense, or it could be that you are finding yourself as the stormy influence. In any case, there are likely to be opportunities for reflection and adjustment as needed.

Pisces (February 18th – March 19th)

Your charm and magnetism is increasing lately, enabling you to communicate with people on subjects you might not normally feel comfortable with. It is a great time to make yourself heard and known by way of a speech, presentation, publication or other method. You are likely to attract others of the opposite sex as well as to receive praise for something you have previously contributed or created that went unseen for a time.

Full Moon in Taurus

“Satan always sends error into the world in pairs that are opposites. His great hope is that you will get so upset about one of his errors that you’ll react into the opposite one, and he’s got you.” – C.S. Lewis

pomiThe Full Moon at 22 degrees Taurus on November 13th/14th opposite the Black Moon Lilith is ripe like a red pomegranate freshly picked from the garden of Eden, ready to burst into a billion pieces and scatter itself across the universe. The current tensions between desire and aversion, fear and trust, love and hate seem powerful enough to destroy this world from the inside out.

The Full Moon’s semi-sextile to Uranus and Eris in Aries is no minor aspect in this case, as the influence of the Dark Goddess has full sway in post-election madness. Uranus in combination with the planet named after the goddess of discord and strife has been ringing in massive uprising this year and it’s far from over. Eris’s (aka Discordia) pain is that of being left out, demonized, marginalized and trampled upon. She may represent those who have been treated unfairly based on color, sex or class. But before anyone assumes who or what I am referring to, let’s not forget the manipulations used to confuse and misguide the masses like lemmings off a cliff.

We stand in the midst of an ancient religious rite – or more accurately, a riot. The customs and traditions of this riot have become so habitual and unconscious that tremendous measures would have to be taken to lift them into collective awareness. Humanity’s resistance to change is as mighty and terrible as God himself. But…as sure as the sun sets, as sure as the ocean waves crash upon the shore, and as sure as flesh dissolves into dust, change occurs.

Taurus is generally not “crazy about” change. Security and stability are worked for and often achieved under the influence of this sign. Drama tends to be avoided. The good things in life are savored. The bigger the change to occur the more Taurus may initially resist it. Eventually the change may be welcomed, adapted to, and even directed rather than shunned, but by that time it is no longer change per se but a person, thing or state of being that has been accepted as part of oneself.

One of the greatest troubles being experienced at this time of radical change is that of disillusionment. False security is being shattered on several levels post-mutable-Saturn square Neptune. That which appeared as trustworthy and benevolent is revealing its true colors. That which appeared as most awful, dull or mean is showing surprising new facets . All throughout 2016 the South Node in Pisces has been dredging up buried memories, trauma and forgotten gifts with a conjunction to Chiron during first half of the year and conjunction to Neptune (slowing down to turn Direct on November 19th) that began to peak during the Scorpio New Moon at Halloween. Talk about skeletons coming out the closet…

And the skeletons will continue to find their way out of hiding for the next several weeks leading into 2017. With Mercury in a separating conjunction to asteroid Juno in Sagittarius and sextile to Mars in Aquarius speech has been very relationship and group oriented over the past few days with a deep urgency to break free of hang-ups, censorship and other constraints.  The trickster planet will be slowing down on December 1st to turn Retrograde on the 19th in Capricorn. It will station Direct in Sagittarius on January 7th. Here comes the Grand Finale – are you ready for this!? This tops off this #9 year full of loss, endings, disappointment and Retrogradation in a major way. This won’t necessarily be bad but it will be a chance to review how far we’ve come, how much we’ve learned, and how much we are still holding onto that no longer serves us.

If there is any public stance I will take on the results of the US elections it is this: Violence does not solve anything. Street protests in general, threats, vandalism and other obnoxious crimes are a disturbance to the whole of society. Self-defense is one thing – a temper tantrum is another. Anger can be a catalyst for positive change or be painfully misdirected and accomplish nothing but destruction. Some people will undoubtedly be pissed at such a non-partisan statement and make false assumptions about it – that’s what people do.

Right now I’m more interested in what people do than what they say, including my own actions. I am watching our political leaders like a hawk watches its prey. What if more of us could watch our own reactions to it all? The Taurus Full Moon is a cosmic nudge for us to slow down and take inventory. What if more of us allowed our feelings to come and go and choose to take responsibility for what comes up for us personally as we witness both the ugliness and miracles unfolding? I imagine that then solutions to long-standing problems that far exceeded our expectations would begin to appear. There is always hope. That was the deal with Pandora’s box.

The Full Moon’s sextile to Chiron could help shed light on a few things that have become too muddy and complicated. It could bring some compassion where it has been sorely lacking.

Here are a few little tips that might be useful this holiday season. They are Taurus-friendly too:

Simplify. Get rid of junk but don’t try too hard. Just get comfortable, at least more comfortable than before. Not in the usual comfort-zone, stuck-in-a-rut way. But really – get situated somehow. Get favorite treats, candles, flowers, lace curtains, logs for a fire, whatever can enhance a state of wellbeing and enjoyment. Tell someone you love them. Pretend that there is no electricity sometimes – go without it for a night (no TV/computer/artificial lights/cellphones). Pay attention to sensations. Pay attention to breath. Eat dessert in the dark. Make Solstice greeting cards or presents to give away.

“Wherever you go, there you are”