Practical Magic for Soul Liberation

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. 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. 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 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. 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.