Practical Magic for Soul Liberation

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Oct. 16-22, 2019

Mars in Libra Square the Lunar Nodes - Action, Assertion, Choices

We are still riding the crest of the recent Full Moon in Aries.  On Monday, October 21st, Mars (ruler of Aries) in Libra (and still near the beginning of it's new two year cycle that began in Virgo last month) will square the lunar nodes at 11 degrees of Cancer (N Node) and Capricorn (S Node). 
Mars is the Spiritual Warrior (Think Joan of Arc), the masculine/yang principle of getting what we want via action, assertion, will, drive.

The Lunar Nodes are our destiny line (a term borrowed from Mark Jones and Dane Rudhyar).  They speak to our past and potential future, our soul's journey.
This configuration speaks to action, initiation, asserting ourselves (Mars) in the process of making a choice (Libra) between the old way/our default mode of operating (S Node) and forging a new path ahead (N Node).

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Oct. 9-15, 2019

Full Moon in Aries - Fortune Favours the Brave

October 13th, brings us the Full Moon in the Cardinal Fire Sign of Aries. At it's best, Aries is the Brave Warrior, acting on instinct. Pluto is squaring the Full Moon, challenging us to embrace the process of metamorphosis, rather than resisting or desperately trying to cling to power and control.

Jupiter Trines the Full Moon, bringing some good fortune, a hit of optimism, growth, and perhaps an opportunity to push the boundaries to a healthy limit. This combination sends the message that Fortune Favours the Brave.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Sept 25-Oct 1, 2019

New Moon in Libra - Balancing Challenge and Opportunity

This Saturday, Sept. 28th, we will experience a new Supermoon in Libra.  A Supermoon means that the moon is closer to the earth and so we feel its energy more profoundly. There are many conversations happening between the planets at the time of this new moon - some challenging, some offering us support and opportunity.  Our task is to work with it all and establish a new order and sense of balance.

Some key phrases to keep in mind when aligning with this new moon are:  new beginnings, starting over, establishing balance, harmony, mediation, justice, relationships, socializing, diplomacy, getting off the fence, level-headed thinking and dialogue with the intention of bringing things back into balance.  If things are very out of balance in our lives and/or in the world, we need to shake them up, disrupt the status quo in order to re-establish balance.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Oct. 2-8, 2019

Pluto Direct - The Alchemy of the Underworld

Pluto, Lord of The Underworld, the planet of transformation and alchemy is stationing direct on October 3rd, 2019 at 20 degrees Capricorn.  Pluto has been retrograde since April of this year.
As Pluto stations direct and approaches the contact point with Saturn, we are being encouraged to claim our authentic power, stop playing small, realize the power of one individual to make a difference, release our fears, deal with the skeletons in our closet, heal our wounds and exercise our voices.

Those who have misused and abused their power, will face a karmic reckoning of sorts. 
Whatever house Capricorn is in for you, is where a deep alchemical process has been taking place.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Sept 18-24, 2019

Saturn Direct - Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead

The big news this week is Saturn turning Direct at 13 degrees Capricorn.  While retrograde, the energy of Saturn was directed inward.  We may have been reflecting on our sense of authority and self-agency.  Whatever house Saturn sits for us is the area he is asking us to learn some lessons in.  With this direct motion, we can begin to see how far we've come, and the work that is left to be done in this area of our life.

Saturn is known as The Lord of Karma - the one who keeps track of our actions and deeds and says when it's time to reap the rewards of our hard work, or pay the piper if we've been neglecting our responsibilities.
We also have the Equinox occurring on Monday the 23rd when the Sun crosses into Libra.