Practical Magic for Soul Liberation

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Nov 13-19, 2019

Ceres into Capricorn - Offering Support in Uncertain Times

We have a few other events happening this week, Brave Souls, but I've chosen to focus on Ceres, the Earth Mother, moving into the sign of Capricorn.  Ceres represents the nature of our nurturing. She is akin to Cancer (and I also believe, Virgo).  She is about how we nurture others, how we were nurtured as children and what we need to feel nurtured.

There is a lot to be said about this transit, but as I see it, Ceres is coming to support us, to mother us through the chaos of the holidays, the dark days of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, and the looming Saturn-Pluto Conjunction.


Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Nov 6-12, 2019

Full Moon in Taurus - What Are You Devoted To?

The Full Moon on November 12th, 2019 falls at 19 degrees of Taurus.  Taurus is a fixed earth sign connected to resources, survival, the world of the five senses, and material security.  Taurus is concerned with that which has form, and intends to establish a secure, comfortable place from which to enjoy the material world – this is done through focussing on what we value and recognizing and owning our worth.

At the time of this Full Moon, the Sun and Mercury are together in Scorpio, who is more concerned with psychological security, intimacy and transformation.
The Moon coming together with Vesta - Goddess of The Hearth, devoted to keeping the sacred flame burning, asks us, "What are you really devoted to?  What feels like a sacred calling?". 
Pluto, Saturn and Neptune are all lending support to help us begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel of transformation and restructuring we have all been travelling through, and to help bring our dreams into form.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Oct. 23-29, 2019

New Moon in Scorpio - Abracadabra!

The New Moon on October 27-28, sits at 4 degrees Scorpio - the fixed water signs of penetrating psychological depth, authentic power, transformation and alchemy.  Opposite the sky is Uranus at 4 degrees Taurus. Taurus is a fixed earth energy concerned with the world of form, worth, and material security.  Uranus, the liberator, awakener, maverick, genius - comes to disrupt the status quo.  It's like a flash of light from the magician's wand, or a lightning bolt connecting deep beneath the ground.

This New Moon is an initiation via deep, liberating, possibly shocking and sudden transformation.  It can be a time of breakdown or breakthrough that leads us to new opportunities and discoveries.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Oct. 30-Nov 5, 2019

Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio - Trick or Treat?!

Mercury, the Messenger God who rules communications, thoughts, ideas, self-talk, commerce and travel, stations Retrograde at 27 degrees of Scorpio on Thursday, Oct 31st - Samhain/Halloween. Mercury Retrograde wants us to slow down, pay attention, review, reflect, repeat, re-do, re-invent, reintegrate, recover, etc.  It wants us to plan and be prepared, to take care of the details, and to think before we communicate.  It asks us to turn inward to hear the messages.

This Retrograde is in the probing, intense sign of Scorpio.  This can be a time of profound revelations about what we have buried in our psyches, past traumas, insights into obsessions, compulsions, or fears we have hidden or are projecting onto others.  Secrets and hidden information can be revealed, we can have breakthroughs in intimate connections and our communications, thoughts, ideas are deep, intense, truthful and anything but superficial!

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).