Practical Magic for Soul Liberation

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for July 18th to 24th, 2018

Between Eclipses & Leo Season Begins!

We'll be riding the wave of the Solar Eclipse in Cancer for about the next six months. In fact, this Cancer-Capricorn eclipse axis will be in play until 2020, so these same themes will be re-visited over the next couple of years. 

In other news, the Sun moves into it's home sign of Leo on Sunday.  This gives us the desire to shine, and be recognized for who we are. 
Next week, we'll see the second of three eclipses AND Mercury is moving retrograde.  Stay tuned for more on that next week!

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for July 4th to 10th, 2018

It's Recalibration Time - Chiron Retrograde, Jupiter Direct & A Whole Lot More!

This Week, Chiron starts it's retrograde until December 8th.  It will join Mars, Pluto, Saturn, Neptune and Jupiter (for a few days anyhow), who are also ALL in retrograde motion!  Jupiter will finally shift gears on July 10th and we should start feeling a little more optimistic, expansive, abundant, in the area of our chart where Scorpio sits.  At any given time throughout the summer, we will have 4-6 planets in retrograde.  Past wounding may surface for us to acknowledge, face, and heal. 
Venus moves into Virgo on July 9th which will make us a little more practical when it comes to how we express love. 

All in all, the summer is a time of recalibration.  It's a karmic time of re-balancing and re-setting.
Pay attention, trust your instincts and don't fear what comes up for you.  It's meant to help you move past your past, and embrace your future wholeheartedly.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for June 13th to 19th, 2018

New Moon in Gemini - Conscious Communication, Recognizing Truth & Seeking Wholeness. This Gemini new moon is aptly multifaceted.  Gemini is always seeking newness, more information, more exchange of ideas, and is constantly connecting the dots, bringing things together, and then dispersing them again.  The problem is, with all of this frenetic back and forth, it can be hard to discern the true from false.  Do we really have to decide?  Do we really have to have the story straight before we tell it to someone else?  Does it matter if what we say is what we really mean?  How do we know if what we read, hear, think is true?  The answer is, we tune into our intuition - it always recognizes the truth when we encounter it. 

Neptune square the moon can make for some confusion, some deception, miscommunication or fuzzy thinking.  We need to pause, turn inward and trust our gut, not just our intellect.  Logic does not always translate to intelligence.  That comes from a deeper place.
Chiron is having several tense conversations with Saturn, Mercury and the Sun - an opportunity for profound healing if we're willing to do the work.
Venus entering Leo and having an easy conversation with Chiron (called a trine) points the healing of our identity (Chiron in Aries) through self-love (Venus in Leo).
Like shaman, we are being tasked with calling back the pieces of our fractured souls in a desire to be whole.
It's a tall order, but navigating the tension consciously, intuitively, intelligently and livingly, will bring great rewards!

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for June 27th to July 3rd, 2018

Full Moon in Capricorn Conjunct Saturn - Roots & Wings

Mars is now Retrograde until the fall.  The warrior planet is challenging us to slow down and take note of where our anger, drive, will and passions are being directed.  We are being asked to adjust accordingly and to use our frustrations and fed-upness as a catalyst to fight the good fight and to initiative positive change in our lives.
The full moon in Capricorn is in close contact with Saturn, both opposite the sun in Cancer.  The balance between Public and Private life is being illuminated.  We may experience a reality check, or feeling of limitation and barriers in whatever area of our chart the full moon is happening.  Use the trine to Uranus to break through the obstacles and find creative solutions to help move through restrictions and fears.

Mercury enters Leo on the same day as the full moon, and will have an extended stay until September 5th due to it's retrograde beginning July 26th. When Mercury visits Leo, we are more expressive, gregarious, strong-minded, persuasive, but need to be mindful of not exaggerating our communications, or being too opinionated or attentions seeking in negative ways.  We are encouraged to speak from our hearts and express ourselves willingly and honourably.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for June 6th to 12th, 2018

Today's last quarter moon marks a period where we may encounter a crisis of consciousness, and are encouraged to go inward, reflect on what may need to be let go, or adjusted before moving forward

Sun conjunct Mercury in Gemini makes for a lot of thinking and communicating.  It's generally a good time for self-expression.  Having said that, the concurrent square between Mercury/Sun and Neptune in Pisces, may make it a little more challenging to express all that we are feeling internally.  Sometimes, all the feels just can't adequately be expressed in words.  Writing out thoughts before sharing them can be helpful now.  It can also be a good time for journaling.
Mars conjunt the North Node in Aquarius is challenging us to face our past collective karma and decide what we're going to do about it.  Will we choose to approach it like a brave warrior, and eventually burn it up?  Or, will we rage against it and choose to re-visit the same lessons again in the future?
Lastly, Pluto conjunt Lilith in Capricorn speaks to a need for us to transform and heal the imbalance between the masculine and feminine in a mature, masterful, responsible way.