Astro-Insight

2017 Pisces New Moon Solar Eclipse

How are you at surfing? Or riding a wave? Not that you have much choice. And not that effort is required. A surge is coming, no matter what you do, with the force to carry you into the next 19 years.

2017 Leo Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

This year’s Leo Full Moon has the subtlety of a powder keg igniting. It’s a pile-up of combustible influences that stoke the year’s theme of self-actualization. And like a powder keg’s igniting, it’s blowing some situations to smithereens -- and blasting us further into this wild new phase.

2017 Aquarius New Moon

Who cares what the calendar says? Three weeks into the year, it finally feels like New Year’s. Not to mention like a new world.

February 2017

Feeling fired up? Riled? Combative? Wondering how much more of this you can take? The cosmos has something for that. A giant wrap-up, reboot and restart dominate the month of February. One eclipse cycle is starting while another is ending, with the combined effect of a powerful vacuum sucking us into a worm hole and spitting us out.

2017 Cancer Full Moon

January 12, 2017 3:34 AM PST / 6:34 AM EST 11:34 AM GMT 22 Cancer 27 / 22 Capricorn 27 How’re your food cravings these days? Your moods? Staying close to home? Tearing up at ads? Missing your Mommy? It’s all part of the cellular pull of the Cancer Full …

December 2016

December brings a head-spinning mix of inevitability and unpredictability. Don’t expect it to go according to either tradition or plan. Keep your mind and schedule open, follow your instincts and you might actually have fun. Having popcorn on hand might prove useful, too. We’re being catapulted out of the upheaval of the past five years and into directions that upheaval made possible. Everything that has broken, cracked open, shifted and reshaped over the past five years has led to the events of this month.

2016 Gemini Full Moon

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me. Or do they? The question is up for consideration under the Gemini Full Moon. It’s highlighting the emotional power and impact of words, from the ones you tell yourself to everything that floats by, to and through you. Staying calm and centered -- and even just knowing which thoughts are yours and which belong to someone else -- have been more than the usual challenge lately. One reason is the epidemic of seemingly inescapable, emotionally laden messages in private and public conversation. Another is the pervasive sense that we have become unmoored from what previously passed as reality. Both trends are escalating to a point of departure now.

2016 Capricorn New Moon

The New Year vibe gets a head start thanks to this year’s Capricorn New Moon. It’s bringing goals, foundations and material security front and center as 2016 winds down and we head toward its successor. The impulse is rising in even people who aren’t normally inclined to make resolutions. And for those who do, this year’s crop is not likely to have many repeats -- items that carry over from one year to the next without much happening (besides being moved from list to list....)

January 2017

January sets the tone for the year: blasts of forceful, fiery action, passions and emotions, interspersed with pockets of contemplation, grace and renewal. Think of a cosmic hand feverishly working a cigarette lighter, taking a periodic break, then returning to the lighter with renewed, relentless vigor.

December 2015 Cancer Full Moon

December 25, 2015 3:11 AM PST / 6:11 AM EST / 11:11 AM GMT 3 Cancer 19 / 3 Capricorn 19 The heavens are giving a phenomenal boost to the Christmas season this year. The day that celebrates a child’s birth sees the moon full in Cancer, the sign of mothe …