Practical Magic for Soul Liberation

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Nov 21st - 27th, 2018

Full Moon In Gemini - Closing The Book On Old Stories

Just as the Sun leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius (Happy Birthday, Sag!), the moon enters Gemini and we have a Full Moon at zero degrees.  Zero degrees is like a whole new start.  We are at ground zero, preparing to launch in whatever area of the chart Gemini falls for each of us. 
Gemini is a collector and disseminator of information, a storyteller, a wordsmith, sometimes a gossip.  This is a time for letting go of the old stories we have been living, but we have to be aware of those old stories before we can let them go.  Mars is having a tense conversation with this full moon which will serve to trigger us in order to draw our attention to those old stories. 

Be patient, compassionate, and curious, rather than defensive or reactive at this time.  Strive not to explode or implode, but rather to discharge any tension in healthy ways.
Neptune stations direct on Saturday which will soften the harsh realities we have been forced to look at while Neptune was Retrograde.  This can be a calming influence - perfect timing for holiday season.  Just remember not to take the escapism too far.  It's a good time to examine our relationship to the flow of life - are we allowing ourselves to be tossed around in the stormy waters?  Or are we trying to swim upstream?  Endeavour to strike a balance.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Nov 14th - 20th, 2018

Mars into Pisces, Venus Direct, Mercury Retrograde

Mars moves into Pisces on Nov. 15th where the warrior planet will stay for the remainder of 2018.  For the rest of the year, our drives and actions will be more spiritually motivated and focussed.  We are more driven by our feelings and emotions under this influence and our non-verbal communication and intuition can be on fire!
Venus finally moves direct in Libra on Friday, bringing more ease and flow to matters of resources, values, money and heart. 
But things may feel a bit disorienting for a few days as Venus turns around to move forward.  It will take her a little while to get her bearings and gain momentum.  This is exacerbated by...

Mercury going retrograde on the very same day! (Friday, the 16th).  Mercury retro in Sag (and then Scorpio for the first couple of weeks of December) will impact our big picture thinking.  There is a somewhat confusing interplay between our higher and lower mind, the big picture vs. the details.  This is amplified due to Mercury's square to Neptune.  We are being encouraged to rely on our intuition to discern the truth right now.  Don't believe everything you see, read or hear.  Filter the information through your intuition before making a decision or judgment.  Patience in communications is encouraged. 

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Oct 31st - Nov 6th, 2018

Witchy Wednesday Halloween/Samhain 2018 Edition - The Astrology of Karmic Re-Set

Happy Halloween/Samhain!

We are currently under the energy of a Fixed Grand Cross involving Uranus in Taurus, Venus in Scorpio, North Node in Leo and South Node in Aquarius ALL at ZERO degrees!  This is creating a lot of tension for us, and we need to take some action so as not to feel stuck.  We may be feeling pulled in many different directions.  Choose what feels most self-loving (not the same as selfish) and you can't go wrong.

Today also sees Mercury shifting into Sagittarius and Libra Retrograding back into Libra for a spell.

On November 6th, Uranus will re-visit Aries for one last Hurrah until March.  This is the final hit of Uranian energy in whatever area of our chart contains Aries as Uranus won't re-visit Aries until 2094.

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Nov 7 - 13th, 2018

New Moon in Scorpio, Jupiter into Sag, N Node into Cancer - Astrology for Nov 7-13, 2018

Today's New Moon in Scorpio offers us emotional release/catharsis through the alchemy of transforming out past wounds into empowerment.  It's the opportunity to purge the last of the toxins in the Scorpio-ruled area of our charts. 
Yesterday the North Node shifted into Cancer marking a shift in our collective destiny.  The next 18 months wants us to embrace the archetypal mother - the nurturer, protectress, bringer of emotional safety and security.
This is happening in conjunction with Venus emerging as the morning star, marking the rise of the Goddess from her journey to the underworld.

Finally, Jupiter shifts into its home sign of Sagittarius where it asks us to emerge from the darkness of the Scorpio cocoon, spread our wings and fly off in search of adventure, new experience, a more optimistic future.  Re-building our faith despite the trauma we've endured.
Here's to new beginnings, Brave Souls!

Witchy Wednesday - Astrology for Oct 24 - 30, 2018

Full Moon in Taurus - Astrology for October 24-30, 2018 - Plot Twist!

This Full Moon at 1 degree Taurus, on October 24th, is conjunct Uranus and opposite both the Sun and Venus in Scorpio.  Tension, plot twists, uncertainty, impulsiveness excitement and opportunity are on offer.
Emotional break-downs or break-throughs are possible at this time.
Ultimately, the change that wants to happen is for the better.  Don't resist it.

Fortunately, Saturn is lending support.  Helping us to stabilize our emotions, allowing us patience, and encouraging us to find a self-loving, practical and sustainable solution to whatever arises.