Full Moon in Pisces – Piercing the Veil of Illusions

There have been many fuzzy, gray areas to navigate this year and a lot of truths to uncover. It’s been difficult to see the forest for the trees, and to know who to trust as many things and people are not what or who they have claimed to be. That is all changing now.

A Full Moon at 21 degrees of Pisces occurs on September 13th, bringing with it fresh waves of energy, inspiration and clarity to places that have been stagnant, starving from a lack of light, and genuine love. In reference to nature itself this could be a lack of nutrients, water or care now being addressed or given. The Moon is in conjunction with Neptune, bringing up visions, longings and divine musings that have been buried in the busyness of hectic paced lives. The power of music and all artistic expression is pronounced in the days leading up to this. Music has long been known to grant access into even the most fiercely guarded hearts and aspects of the psyche. This is ever so true now, and a great time to pick up and instrument, sing or listen to the music that moves you the most.

This is one of the most dreamy, revelatory, Neptunian Moons we will have seen in quite a while. One reason in addition to it’s closeness to the Moon is that Neptune is very close to the Earth around this time (especially on the 9th and 10th). Neptune is Pisces’ ruling planet and is Retrograde, revealing much more than many care to know or know what to do with lately. When direct, Neptune can be all glittery, hearts and flowers on the surface, making it easier to maintain addictions and other unhealthy patterns. When its movement appears to go backward this planet helps to pierce and strip away at illusions rather than to become immersed within them. It tends to go after false ideas have been adhered to, particularly of a religious or spiritual nature but sometimes in connection with mass consciousness in general. Some have also linked Neptune Retrograde with religious persecution. Each person perceives this differently.

Neptune represents water and it’s in a water sign. As an archetype, Neptune has no boundaries but while Retrograde it’s showing us where boundaries are needed. It’s highlighting things that are dirty and clogged and need to be cleaned out. It’s reflecting back to us things we didn’t realize were clinging on to us or our property like leeches. Like an exorcism, the process of elimination and expulsion of “unholy” things, people and habits can be painful as hell, but liberating in the long run. Neptune may also indicate thirst, possibly on a physical level but likely on emotional and spiritual levels. This could be a time when that thirst is quenched.

Jupiter’s square with Neptune occurs for the third and last time this year on September 21st, closely coinciding with the Equinox which falls on the 23rd. The last two were on June 16th and January 13th. Both of these squaring planets co-rule the sign of Pisces, with Jupiter as the original ruler before Neptune was discovered. Jupiter also deals with religious and philosophical orientations, as well as the search for truth. It is the planet of adventure and encourages exploration of different faiths and ways of life. The tension between Jupiter in its own sign Sagittarius and Neptune in its own sign Pisces this year has challenged many world views and ideologies. It has tested our faith. It’s been disappointing in some ways, shocking in others. Betrayals have hit hard. It has shown the clashing of viewpoints and the grandiosity of claims. On a smaller scale it’s been exposing glass sold as diamonds, sand poured into salt shakers. There has been a lot of unscrupulous behavior bubbling beneath seemingly calm surfaces.

In addition there has been a surprising discovery of new tools, to be fashioned from old broken down parts that seemed useless before. Jupiter is the planet that encourages taking a bold stance, not necessarily in word but definitely in action. When one lives and walks in truth, they may be shunned but that inner truth will be their salvation. There is no need to prove this truth to the world with blazing colors or to gain and maintain a massive following, because it radiates as one’s living essence. People can throw rocks and flames at such a person all they want and it will only further fuel them on their mission and backfire on those who try to inflict harm.

There are a few planets intensifying this aspect this month: Mercury forming a T-square with Jupiter and Neptune this week, Venus forming a T-square with Jupiter and Neptune this week and the Sun and Mars forming T-squares with Jupiter and Neptune next week, right on the Full Moon in Pisces on the 13th. That’s a lot of T-squaring which means a lot of friction and nervous irritability going around, especially since these squares all involve mutable signs. But these squares indicate desire too – the desire for change, growth and healing. With amplified desires may come greater motivation and success.

The Full Moon’s sextile with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn is great assistance to overcoming emotional entanglements and to experience true healing versus just another bandage over infected wounds.

Lilith the Black Moon in Pisces is something else to consider as a strong influence in all of this, as she entered Pisces in May and has been involved in Jupiter’s square to Neptune since August, but especially now. She represents the rejected aspect of the divine feminine. She is the villified Eve, the demon goddess, the whore of Babylon, the oracle and all other aspects of a female creator personified in mythology that for centuries has been projected onto all of womankind. Pisces is the final sign of the Zodiac and with the BML here, we can be sure to experience some potent endings around these types of projections and illusions that have affected women and people in general until she exits this sign at the end of January 2020. The BML is forming a trine to the North Node in Cancer which supports emotional purification and empowerment.

Pisces is not an aggressive sign but a sensitive one that is receptive to other dimensions and layers of consciousness. With the emphasis so great here and involving a strongly placed Neptune, we may find ourselves in the midst of a spiritual initiation of a sort. It is one that is helping to separate the wheat from the chaff, the truth from the lies, the real from the unreal. It invites all to take deep look into matters that have been hidden for a long time. Not all will want to see. There are choices to be made about whether old paradigms, religious hierarchies and addictions will be upheld and relied upon or there is willingness to step into the unknown. To be freed from bondage. Also, it means that anger and vice are just as much choices to fixate upon as the choice to develop skillfulness and compassion. Every choice made on this earth has its repercussions.

Welcoming Solstice

The Full Moon in Sagittarius over the past couple of days has made a conjunction to expansive Jupiter and the Galactic Center. This is BIG energy,  while in addition there two upcoming eclipses in July already building in effects. The sign of Archer has encouraged us to set our sights higher and to take bold actions toward overall improvement and the attainment of knowledge and truth. We are being pushed out of our comfort zones and into the great wild world of endless possibilities.

As we move toward (Summer in the Northern hemisphere) Solstice, many significant completions are taking place. There are important decisions to be made but the ability to firmly make them and to move forward may seem to be on hold. This is in part due to Neptune slowing stationing to go Retrograde on the 21, the same day the Sun moves into Cancer. Mercury enters a pre-shadow phase on this day, turning Retrograde on July 7 until the 31.

With Jupiter now squaring Neptune again this year, some things are kind of nebulous and uncertain…it’s not the best time to make a definite assessment or sign a contract.

My personal affirmation as the light increases:

“I welcome the new season with open arms and a willingness to experience life with greater awareness and joy”

Flower Reading for the World – June 2016

“Humans are in varying degrees of trance most of the time and are not aware of it. There is no pure trance state, as many commonly believe. Rather, there is a continuum of states of consciousness.”

The Warrior’s Edge

Clematis – Enter the Waketime

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When life becomes so overwhelming that we would rather turn the other way, sink into slumber or reach for sedatives and other numbing substances, the flower energy of Clematis gently calls us back home to ourselves and to our Souls without tying us down. It helps us to actualize our fondest dreams instead of just letting them float out there in the ethers. It facilitates strong, conscious connections with the earth, the elements, the sun and the cosmos.

There are some very otherworldly influences predominant throughout the month of June 2016. The effects of these influences can lead to confusion, illusion and delusion or bring synchronicities, epiphanies and higher visions. The month begins with Neptune, planet of both sea and brain fog squared by the Sun and Venus while slowing down to turn Retrograde on June 13th until November 19th. Dreams are becoming significantly heightened and solutions to nagging problems are beginning to appear. While Neptune is direct we tend to carry on with our habits and thoughts without much question as to whether they are aligned with our deeper truth. With Neptune Retrograde these next few months, we will see more and more through falsities and be inclined to do something about what we see. The monkey wrench in all of this is Saturn’s square to Neptune since late 2015 until the end of 2016.  This aspect, which will be reignited on June 17th has been ruthlessly testing our persistence in achieving our goals.

The urge is to break free from authoritarian constraints and fight for our rights, but the trick is to fight in ways that do not undermine our own progress. Instead of “throwing the baby out with the bathwater” we are challenged to release beliefs, patterns, and things that no longer serve any useful or benign functions while integrating the lessons that have been learned in our interactions with them so that they do not have to be repeated.

There’s a time to sleep, dream and show compassion and there’s a time to open our eyes, shake our limbs and take a good look at what’s going on in the world. The Age of Aquarius is the Age of Information and Truth-Seeking. Instead of blindly accepting the poisons and disinfo cast over us like a ginormous fish net by massively corrupt regimes we should be asking for and seeking for truth. Seek and Ye shall find! We should be struggling to break free from the matrix. If we are just accepting whatever is shoved in our faces whether we like it or not or just trying to ignore it there is something severely wrong. We must be awake in order to get out of this mess. In fact, waking up is the first step to getting out of it. If we’re actually awake the net of confusion that was cast over us begins to disintegrate.

Clematis is indicated for the following conditions:

  • procrastination in the worst possible times and situations
  • feeling trapped and victimized
  • grass-is-greener syndrome
  • disinterest in present circumstances
  • escapism and drug addiction

The flower essence of Clematis serves as a bridge between various dimensions and states of consciousness – dreaming and wakefulness, dense earth and the astral plane, perceived reality and that which exists beyond our concepts of time and space. There are many different species of this hardy vine but they all share the same Oversoul or presiding intelligence. It awakens us to the present moment, opening and expanding our physical and environmental awareness. Clematis strongly resonates with artists, dreamers, musicians, and shamanic healers. It’s the flower that helps us keep a foot in both worlds when we need to, and helps bring stability after states of shock, confusion, denial, and awe.

Let’s face it, waking up is not necessarily easy to do, and sometimes, when we’re weary from life’s battles it downright sucks. We can feel and be vulnerable and spacey when we’re in the process of it, so we need all the assistance and energetic protection we can get. We also need to develop or muster up some serious determination to stay awake under certain conditions. Clematis can be of great assistance during the next few weeks of increasing energy and light, wherever we happen to be. With energetic support from this flower, let us boldly enter the Wake-time!

Flowers can elevate our consciousness and assist in our healing, but some of the most delicate among them can address things that make us very feel edgy and uncomfortable. Therefore, my Flower Essence readings, or any readings for that matter are not always for the faint of heart. Book an appointment with me if you’re interested in discovering the flower essences could address your personal challenges and astral transits.

Clematis Affirmation “I AM HERE NOW”

Book reading suggestion: BE HERE NOW by Ram Dass

Mercury Direct, Neptune Retrograde

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Alchemical Marriage – Emily Balivet

Mercury is slowing down to go Direct at 5 degrees Gemini on June 11th, having been Retrograde since May 18th. Meanwhile, Neptune slows down to go Retrograde at 10 degrees Pisces on the 12th. While Mercury Retrograde has been said to befuddle the mind, Neptune Retrograde has the opposite effect, since it normally represents areas where we are easily fooled. Have you gained any clarity during the past few weeks – any insights into the nature of your mental capacities, education, upbringing, group consensus or your relationships with others? Have you cracked open any codes within your existing philosophical or religious background or consciousness in general? Some people have struggled less with mental issues and more with electronic devices.

Since the Full Moon of May 3rd Mercury has been opposing Retrograde Saturn in Sagittarius. The stifling conditions of the past have been under review and the pieces of many old puzzles have finally been solved. Buried historical truths have been uncovered. Perhaps you’ve been disputing with certain authority figures, whether they happen to be government agents, employers, or older family members.

It is possible that the your solution or resolution has appeared. It is almost time to move forward again with renewed energy and ideas…but first, some acknowledgements must be made. We have just gone through a major rite of a passage.

We know Mercury as trickster and messenger but few recognize him as the cosmic psychopomp – the somewhat crazy seer, shaman, or off-his-rocker usher that guides spirits through the underworld, to the “other side” wherever that may be. In this case, we have seen the death and even crushing of many old, outdated ideas about ourselves and life itself. This is no small thing. It can take time to assimilate both the endings of and beginnings of what we perceive as knowledge.

Be patient with yourself and the smoothing out of your affairs this week and next, as Mercury does not exit the post-shadow phase until June 27th. Mercury remains in Gemini until July 8th, continuing its emphasis on communications, thought processes and a heightening of all the senses. Can you come to at least one basic agreement while still disagreeing with someone or something? Mercury in Gemini picks up so much information that it’s sometimes challenging to act on any of it. Neptune Retrograde shatters illusions and interrupts dissonance patterns in our psyches, initiating a process of elimination and clarification that should help us to prioritize in the weeks to come. Allow the truth the unfold and the dust to settle. Then, move onward with faith and determination.

The Shifting of Saturn and Medical Experimentation

Things in general are not nearly as direct as they were when early humans roamed the Earth. Most of us have been subjected to stories and traditions passed down to us from parents, school teachers, religious leaders, well meaning but misinformed family and friends about our history, our origins, our money system, our educational system, and worst of all – we were taught “what’s best for us”.  Furthermore, some of us have been subjected to tests and experiments performed on our bodies,  minds, and spirits, both with and especially without our own consent.

Although very quiet as a child, often regarded as timid and fragile, I was always a “problem child”, in no uncertain terms, no matter how endeared to certain people I may have been. I had tremendous difficulties and distrust of school, hospitals, institutions, and church pastors, which made it seem as though I was somehow retarded. I was frequently treated that way.

Saturn in Scorpio’s mutual reception with Pluto in Capricorn is bringing much of our culture’s lies and medical experiments to light. Ignorance is not much of an option anymore unless you have a death wish. My hunch is that the bits of information leaking now are only an inklings of what will be revealed to the masses with Saturn in Sagittarius and when Jupiter enters Virgo in 2015. The next years following should be very interesting in terms of both medical breakdowns and breakthroughs.

Saturn is seen to rule periods of time and its passing, not to mention what torturous experiences or experiments fill in its gaps.image007

Every age in history has had its special type of epidemic. Our modern day epidemic is that of cancer, the mysterious disease taking on myriad forms as it takes several great lives away from us. To solve many mundane problems what we basically need to do is put two and two together. Figure out the cause and therefore the solution. It is no coincidence that cancer has become so widespread in an age when we are subjected to far more carcinogenic factors than in ages prior, such as mass quantities of EMF, ELF waves, flouride in our water and toothpaste, chlorine, toxic fumes, GMOs, and let’s not forget pharmaceutical drugs – often proven to cause the very problems they’ve promised to relieve, in addition to introducing issues that far more damaging than the original ailment. Anyone with a T.V. in America at least has seen commercials with some dude’s voice swiftly reciting words such as:  “Side effects may include vomitting, diarrhea, descrease in testicle size, breast lumps, heart failure, paralysis or suicidal tendencies.” Oh, that’s all!

The worst news of all about cancer is that its supposed cure is as deadly if not more so than the disease itself. 

The good news is that because we are so much more than these bodies, we have the ability to heal ourselves. This is not to belittle those who struggle or to call it easy by any means. Some of you might be as inspired as I was/am by Anita Moorjani’s incredible death and rebirth by cancer experience, and that she came back to tell us how Divine we truly are!

It should be noted that the causes of illness are sometimes wrongly and solely attributed to Saturn as a malefic planet when it is Neptune that makes many cases difficult to diagnose.  Neptune is currently Retrograde in its home base Pisces (since June 9th), which means that it will be functioning contrary to its usual nature of keeping things hidden, nebulous, and mysterious. Due to the planet of mystery in retrograde motion,  our perception of the truth about disease, illness and hypnotic suggestion will be coming to the fore until mid-November of 2014.

As has been the case for centuries, women have been targeted as subjects for experimentation and abuse far more than have men not only through religion and pop media but through the medical industries. Unfortunately, with Pluto in patriarchal Capricorn this might not change to measures of real justice until Pluto enters Aquarius in 2024. Yes women have received more recognition over the past few decades (thanks to the revolution of the 60s) but many women are still trained to follow rules, take a back seat, and just about constantly made to feel that there is something wrong with them.  The fact that viagra has been made easily accessible to men while the obtaining of birth control (which is not even healthy but it gives women an option that they ought to have) has become a complete ordeal is a dead-on clue about how we still have a ways to go in evolving. Men shouldn’t get too excited either, because viagra is far from safe or predictable in its effects. Women are not taught to ask why about procedures they undergo in hospitals, but are humiliated and eventually “tamed” to obey orders. This is often destructive not only to the fertility and equilibrium of their bodies but of their psyches.

Children don’t even have a choice, as they’re pumped full of vaccines that make them even more vulnerable to disease.

As men and women we should never forget what happened to many of our ancestors, until the day comes when the Inquisitions once known as the Burning Times have fully ceased. From the medical experiments of Nazi physicians in concentration camps such as Josef Mengele, to the hidden agenda of certain modern-day devils in white coats,  history should never be sugar-coated unless spoken to someone under the age of five, and it is not only sugar-coated but twisted until we hunt for knowledge in college, libraries or the internet. The reason we have seen so many bombs in Palestine and other sacred sites of the world is so that our origins and ancestral ruins cannot be found and deciphered.

Saturn began the transit through Scorpio on October 5, 2012, and by the Winter Solstice of December Saturn will enter Sagittarius but then Retrograde back into Scorpio in the year 2015, forward into Sagittarius, and back into Scorpio and Sagittarius again, finally finishing its round from June 14, 2015 to September 17, 2015. Saturn is known as the formidable father, the nay-sayer, the keeper and the eater of time. Scorpio is the surgeon, soul seeker, and the keeper of secrets. Both planet and sign are known to be ruthless in their undertakings. Sagittarius is the grand adventurer, the pioneer, the bioneer, and potentially the healer. Let’s keep a watch on growing medical trends that occur during Saturn’s shift over the next several months.

While the prestigously adorned pot calls the kettle black let’s also not be afraid to call a spade. John Knox took that saying from Erasmus, and added “I have learned to call wickedness by its own name”. It’s not about getting angry but becoming informed, because as things escalate we cannot afford to pretend that “Everything’s gonna be alright” with our rose colored glasses on anymore. Get good water filters, grow or buy organic, and read food labels before you buy. Rather than merely seeking to feel good or better (as Law of Attraction fans often preach), make peace of mind and the acquisition of knowledge a priority. Good feelings are fleeting, and are great to enjoy while they last – but not at the cost of our children and our enlightenment. Fully research a pill or a procedure before you adhere to it. It might save your life, or many lives. Also, as Buddha was known to say: “Don’t take my word for it”. Like Jesus said, “Seek and you shall find”.

Neptune Retrograde – Break Through the Looking Glass

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”

– Lewis Carrol in Alice in Wonderland

Neptune, known at times as the planet of “smoke and mirrors” turns Retrograde today at 8 degrees of Pisces, in a very loose trine with Mercury, Retrograde in Cancer. I’m not sure there could be a more nebulous combination than this, other than perhaps a square or opposition between these two planets. But when Retrograde the planets tend to do things they don’t normally do…

What you see is not necessarily what you get, nor is what you hear what is actually said. Thoughts and words fly, but their usefulness on the earth plane can be next to nil. That’s kind of what we expect with Mercury Retrograde, or Neptune in general. Neptune can often be a dreamy, idealistic influence, or one that enables illusions, delusions and addictions to run wild. In Pisces both its wonderful and confounding qualities are heightened to nth degree. Compassionate awareness meets with ignorance and the complete shirking of responsibility in the outer world. When Neptune turns Retrograde however, there is no room to hide from our shadow side even in the largest sea. Interestingly, when we face the darkness rather than hiding from it, it begins to grow in light.

The Retrograde stationing of this planet is like a the breaking of a long spell. Perhaps the Prince comes to kiss Snow White, or to rescue Rapunzel from her isolated tower. The Looking Glass does something unheard of…it finally shatters.

Until November 15th, we are being given a precious opportunity to reach beyond the scope of our limited vision and confines, to embrace a much wider world view and all its marvelous and infinite possibilities. There is a great and powerful awakening that occurs for those who are paying attention to their hunches, emotions, and dreams. Now we can organize our plans and thoughts more carefully, weeding out the nonsense from the truth. Neptune helps us to get our heads out of the clouds and get real, to achieve our goals rather than just sit around with a prayer, a hope and a nickel for them to happen. Neptune Retrograde helps us to identify the difference between fantasy and genuine intuition, and to follow course with what we know.

This is an influence that helps bring to conscious awareness that we have choices to make that determine whether we will remain static, worsen, or improve. If for example a woman feels stuck in an abusive relationship, it is likely that while Neptune is Retrograde she will experience at least one major breakthrough that shows her a way out. This does not mean she will act on it, but the chances are higher because now she sees that nobody is doing this to her but herself – the only person who can save her is herself, because she finally realizes there is so much more to life than this…that what she has is not as good as it gets. This epiphany is her first stage of progress. But the spell is not broken until she acts.

Let’s keep in mind that Mercury is Retrograde until July first, and will move back into chatty Gemini on the 17th of June. If we review our plans and relationships carefully this month we will be ready to move full steam ahead into a Summer filled with “newness”.