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 …

2015 Sagittarius New Moon

December 11, 2015 2:29 AM PST / 5:29 AM EST / 10:29 AM GMT 19 Sagittarius 2 As turmoil, violence and divisiveness escalate to jaw-dropping proportions, the Sagittarius New Moon invites us to look at and broaden our outlook on life. Beliefs, laws, natio …

December 2015

December may have you wondering if humankind lives in parallel universes that masquerade as one. Each of them is now undergoing a massive evolutionary surge, furthering agendas and fundamental restructuring that have been years in the works.  In one la …

2015 Gemini Full Moon

November 25, 2015 2:44 PM PST / 5:44 PM EST / 10:44 PM GMT 3 Gemini 20 / 3 Sagittarius 20 The real-world impact of ideas comes home to roost at the Gemini Full Moon. It delivers an emotional report card that we can’t hide -- which won’t stop some of us …

2015 Scorpio New Moon

November 11, 2015 9:47 AM PST / 12:47 PM EST / 5:47 PM GMT 19 Scorpio 00 “What Lies Beneath” is the theme of the next four weeks. The Scorpio New Moon sets us on a journey into dark, hidden places full of undercurrents, subtext, secrets and enormous tr …

November 2015

Enough with the falling apart and endings. November sees us making action plans and alliances, then moving forward on them. All the revamped structures and foundations that have been taking shape are ready for further development. We won’t be working o …