Greetings Dear Readers! This forecast is a bit shorter than my usual extensive monthly newsletters. As with the rest of the planet, I have been undergoing many personal shifts and have needed time to assimilate, reorient, and slow down in order to continue speeding up on the evolutionary dial. Things in general have been a lot to deal with lately!
I decided to keep it simple, briefly describing the lunations (below) and then choosing a card for everyone from Isha Lerner’s Flower Power card deck, which is one of my favorites to use for healing insights.
September 2011 – Black Cohosh
in association with Kali Ma – destroyer of illusions
Black Cohosh is widely known as a “woman’s herb” as it has been used to help to balance hormonal levels, and ease issues related to menopause. Native Americans used the roots for many purposes, including the treatment of female disorders. Spiritually, the vibrations of Black Cohosh’s flowers are purifying, particularly to the emotional body in those who have suffered from abuse, toxicity, and emotional suffocation. The spirit of Black Cohosh, as represented in this card by the image of Kali Ma, can help us to clear out stagnant energy this month and free us from both inner and outer hindrances. All we need to do is call out for the connection to this powerful plant spirit to help ease this process, as well as possibly to Kali Ma herself. When we clear out old energy, we are much better able to take in and utilize the prana and beautiful lifeforce energy that is available to us in the Universe, as represented by the rainbow above Kali’s sword.
9/12/11 Full Moon in Pisces
The Full Moon is at 19 degrees of Pisces, a sign that represents the final stages of human evolution or of any cycle, as it prepares for an entirely new phase of existence. In this second decanate of Pisces there is great emotional sensitivity and vulnerability to the surroundings. So much is being released and cleansed from collective mind that there is naturally some fear related to the confusion about what is actually coming and going from our beings. Patience is a cardinal virtue in this mutable sign, as it implies a sort of trust that some things are flowing in natural order, according to a Divine plan.
The Moon heightened within the constellation of Cygnus, the Swan reminds us of a choice we have to move with grace and fluidity, surrendering to change with grateful anticipation. A conjunction with Ceres brings up a longing for belonging, whether in a cultural, familial, or spiritual context, while the opposition with Venus may help us find our right niches and perhaps be surprised that we are esteemed far better by certain others than we had imagined.
The Full Moon inconjunct Saturn and Juno in Libra highlights the need for a settling of affairs with either those who are parents, elders, caretakers, or in some cases spouses. Divorce rates may be particular high at this time. Whatever is happening in this regard is related to what needs or is or making completions. Pluto has been slowly stationing all month, ready to resume its forward motion on the 16th after a 5-month retrograde phase. The intensity of this shift has illuminated much of what we have been working on since early Spring.
9/27/11 New Moon in Libra
The New Moon is at 4 degrees of relationship oriented Libra, in a close conjunction with Mercury and opposite of Uranus. With all this mental and electrical stimulation going on, it may be challenging to settle down, but it may be that movement is the best option right now. A sextile to Mars in passionate Leo further amplifies the desire to get off our haunches and MOVE, whether that means bike riding through the hills, snow-boarding with friends, rearranging the living room or taking initiative in a relationship either to another or to oneself. Chances are there will be a lot of action in a lot of different ways for many of us, simultaneously, both on inner and outer levels.
This New Moon is powered by a the Sun’s conjunction with the Super Galactic Center at 2 degrees of Libra just three days prior, and the Autumn Equinox on the 23rd. Massive rays of stellar intelligence, inspiration, and insight are giving us that extra push to leave baggage behind and take ourselves and relationships to the next level, raising the levels of love that we are able to give and receive.
The square with Pluto pushes the envelope with how much change we can stand in one sitting, (although we’d best not be sitting when that happens!) The New Moon’s T-square to Pluto and Uranus brings it to our collective awareness that we’re on a mission whether we want to be or not, but it’s up to us to “get it” – what it’s about and to “get there” through our own efforts. It may even seem like some kind of Mission Impossible for those who are familiar with that old T.V. series. Whatever we’re doing it’s especially clear that cooperation with each other is key.
You can read my monthly Horoscopes in the Upbeat Times (on their website if you don’t live in Sonoma county, CA):
Cheers, and blessings to you all!