Capricorn New Moon Workshop

Academy of Oracle Arts Monthly Forecast

As we begin the new year with the Capricorn New Moon, I am offering a monthly astrology workshop through the Academy of Oracle Arts, our local Nevada City center for learning the magical arts. The workshop will be held online, and all who wish to attend are welcome to join! We will focus on the astrological transits for the month ahead, while also taking into account the larger transit dynamics of the year 2021.

For those who would like to review the transits from last month, the recording of the previous workshop is available here: Sagittarius New Moon Workshop.

Tuesday, January 12th, 5:00–6:30 pm Pacific time

For those unable to attend live the video is now available of the workshop!

Please note that the registration and payment link has changed from previous workshops, as we shift from having the workshop hosted by Ouroboros to the Academy of Oracle Arts.

Description
This monthly workshop with archetypal astrologer Becca Tarnas offers an astrological forecast of the lunation cycle ahead, continuing with the New Moon in Capricorn. Learn the meanings of the planets, aspects, and zodiacal signs, and how to navigate the archetypal energies of the month ahead. Participants will gain a basic foundation in archetypal astrology, and leave with an understanding of the astrological conditions of the next month, and how best to integrate this knowledge into their everyday lives. All levels of astrological knowledge are welcome!

Winter Solstice Festival

The Shift Network is offering a three-day free virtual Winter Solstice Fest the weekend of December 18–20, bringing together musicians, ritualists, artists, and elders from around the world to cultivate light during the longest night of the year.

On the first day of the festival, Friday, December 18 at 4:40 pm, I will be offering a forecast of the pivotal transits for the weekend, namely the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction that perfects on the day of the Winter Solstice itself, December 21.

You can register for your free ticket here: https://shiftnetwork.isrefer.com/go/wsf20/track36/

Transits for the Sagittarius-Capricorn Lunation

The year 2020 will be a pivotal line in the sediment of history, remembered centuries after the plagues and pestilence have passed. As the year comes to a close, the Great Stellium of Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto culminates with the exact conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on December 21, synchronistically aligning with the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. Jupiter and Saturn have not been this visibly close to each other since the conjunction of March 4, 1226, and they will form what appears to be a shining double planet—the mythic Christmas Star that led the three wise astrologers to the birth place of Solar Consciousness incarnated into human form.

This lunation cycle opens with a Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius, and numerous planets change zodiac signs during the course of the month: Saturn and Jupiter ingress into Aquarius, the Sun and Mercury enter Capricorn, Mars departs Aries at last, and Mercury and Venus both switch signs on the same day. While the opening weeks of 2021 may not bring the respite and restoration of normalcy that so many desire, the winds of change are blowing and a new season dawns as the darkest night of the year passes and the days begin to lengthen once more.

Transits of the Sagittarius–Capricorn Lunation

*December 14 @ 8:17 am PT* The New Moon in Sagittarius is a potent Solar Eclipse, occurring on the same day as Venus in Scorpio sextiles Jupiter in Capricorn, and Mercury in Sagittarius trines Mars in Aries. Moon and Sun conjoin in their sacred marriage, renewing their vows in daylight darkness, expanding their love to new heights, and igniting the noosphere with the fire of passion.

*December 15 @ 8:21 am PT* Venus forms a sextile to Saturn in late Capricorn, hours before alighting into Sagittarius, bringing bittersweet heartache and tender love, a sense of separation and longing for beloved community, and a recognition of the beauty of mortality.

*December 16 @ 9:04 pm PT* Saturn ingresses into Aquarius at last, leaving the sign of Capricorn where it has dwelt since late 2017. The Moon graces the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto stellium, helping to usher Saturn into its new domain, and bringing the intense and magnanimous feeling of the great Capricorn stellium into our bodies for one final time.

*December 19 @ 5:07 am PT* Jupiter follows Saturn’s footsteps into Aquarius, while the Sun conjoins Mercury in late Sagittarius. The impulse to grow and expand enters into new territory, although it still must contend with limitation, structure, and discipline for some time to come. Nonetheless, clear focus of thought can expand the reaches of the mind, leading to the incarnation of grand possibilities.  

*December 20 @ 3:07 pm PT* Mercury crosses the threshold into Capricorn, taking on a more serious and grounded attitude, forging plans and laying intellectual foundations on which thought castles can solidly be constructed.

*December 21 @ 10:21 am PT* The Winter Solstice, when the Sun ingresses into Capricorn, aligns with the day that Jupiter and Saturn perfect their exact conjunction, while the waxing quarter Moon in Aries further marks the opening stages of a new cycle. A great turning of the tides is underway, the end of an era, a fall from inflated heights and a stabilization of new growth. Justice weighs out her scales, and every action has the potential to tip the balance towards failure or success.

*December 23 @ 6:53 am PT* Mars in Aries forms its third and final square of 2020 to Pluto in Capricorn, just as the Moon in Aries illuminates this potent alignment with pearly hues. The lionness roars and bares her fangs, and the volcanic blood of the Earth boils forth in tempestuous rage and titanic passion.

*December 24 @ 11:05 pm PT* Mercury in Capricorn trines Uranus in Taurus in the dark of night on Christmas Eve. The soft jingle of silver sleighbells awakens the mind to impossible thoughts, liberating reason to play in realms of surprise and delight.

*December 27 @ 7:25 pm PT* The Sun in Capricorn trines Uranus in Taurus, awakening restless impulses for new experiences and unbound freedom as the spark of genius shines forth in eccentric flashes of unpredictable brilliance.

*December 29 @ 7:28 pm PT* The Cancer Full Moon opposes the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn, illuminating the relational interconnectedness of all beings, our minds and bodies intertwined in a great cosmic network of conscious matter and incarnated soul.

*December 30 @ 2:19 am PT* Venus in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces, draping a gossamer curtain across our vision of the world’s beauties, enchanting the senses with the sweet dew of love’s potion, clouding the eyes to see naught but the divine soul of the beloved reflected on every shimmering surface.  

*January 1 @ 3:18 am PT* The New Year dawns with Mercury in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces, subtly singing in mythic tunes and timbres, humming softly to the dulcimer tones of an inebriated mind awash in spirit-song.

*January 4 @ 4:58 pm PT* Mercury conjoins Pluto in Capricorn, empowering the capacity for deep thought and voracious knowledge-seeking, while driving forth suspicion and paranoia from the secret depths of darkened intellectual discourse.

*January 6 @ 1:37 am PT* Mars finally departs the sign of Aries after its six-month sojourn and settles into Taurus, just as the Moon in Libra makes its waning square to the Sun in Capricorn. No longer in its sign of rulership, Mars has to surrender to the grounded realm of Venus’s earth sign, learning to slow down and attend to sensate needs. How shall we integrate each event that has ignited since late June 2020 into the practical, relational structures of our lives?  

*January 8 @ 8:53 am PT* Mercury and Venus change signs in quick succession, Mercury entering Aquarius and Venus entering Capricorn within a few hours of each other. The Sun in Capricorn also forms a sextile to Neptune, while Mercury squares Mars in early Taurus. The mind catches fire with argumentative fervor, while the heart turns serious and somber—yet a dreamy pall washes over all, blurring the edges of being.

*January 9 @ 7:53 am PT* Venus in Capricorn trines Mars in Taurus, while Mercury conjoins Saturn in early Aquarius. Thoughts may grind in frustration as Mercury is caught in a hard angle between the mortar and pestle of Saturn and Mars, alluring the desires into a dance with the archetypal lovers instead. When the mind reaches a dead end, perhaps the heart and body can take the lead instead?

*January 11 @ 9:19 am PT* Mercury conjoins Jupiter in Aquarius, leading into a square to Uranus in Taurus that will perfect early the following morning. Expansive awakening may shed dazzling insights where not long before frustration and mental irritability dominated, leading to the potential for radical and exuberant innovation.

*January 12 @ 9:00 pm PT* The New Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto comes in the midst of an intensely potent set of transits: Mercury aligned with the Jupiter-Uranus square, Mars making its final square to Saturn, and Venus forming an earthy trine to Uranus. Amidst the transmutational turmoil, new breakthrough ideas can be implemented with rigor and discipline, while awakening to how the practical can also be beautiful allows for more intelligent design to flourish.

Sagittarius New Moon Workshop

Ouroboros Monthly Forecast

Continuing with the Sagittarius New Moon, which is a Solar Eclipse, I am offering the next monthly astrology workshop through Ouroboros, our local Nevada City magical arts studio. The workshop will be held online, and all who wish to attend are welcome to join! We will focus on the astrological transits for the month ahead, exploring the meaning of the eclipse and the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction on the Winter Solstice.

For those who would like to review the transits from last month, the recording of the previous workshop is available here: Scorpio New Moon Workshop.

Monday, December 14th, 4:00–5:30 pm Pacific time

Description
This monthly workshop with archetypal astrologer Becca Tarnas offers an astrological forecast of the lunation cycle ahead, continuing with the New Moon in Sagittarius. Learn the meanings of the planets, aspects, and zodiacal signs, and how to navigate the archetypal energies of the month ahead. Participants will gain a basic foundation in archetypal astrology, and leave with an understanding of the astrological conditions of the next month, and how best to integrate this knowledge into their everyday lives. All levels of astrological knowledge are welcome!

For those unable to attend live the video is now available of the workshop!

Suggested donation of $10–15 via PayPal: Ouroborosnc@gmail.com
**Please Note “Becca” and click family & friends**
No one will be turned away from lack of funds.

Archetypal Vision 2020

The Rosetta Stone of the Numinous

I am delighted to be participating in a free public webinar this coming Tuesday, December 8 at 5:00 pm Pacific time, 8:00 pm Eastern. Join us as we explore the powerful events of 2020, their astrological influences, and those coming to the fore in 2021.

For those unable to attend live, the recording is now available!

Many people are going through a time of great suffering, fear, and doubt. Others are facing a dramatic emotional death-rebirth struggle. There are also many exciting and promising breakthroughs underway.

We will look at the archetypal roots of these feelings and events and how the great world transit of Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto square Uranus is manifesting in both people’s personal lives and more broadly across the world.

Transits for the Scorpio-Sagittarius Lunation

Transits of the Scorpio-Sagittarius Lunation

*November 14 @ 9:07 pm PT* The New Moon in Scorpio forms a sextile to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, highlighting great ambitions, the impulse to strive for excellence, for high achievement, for power and influence. Seeds planted in such rich soil may grow to extraordinary heights, but growth without integrity will ultimately lead to an untimely withering and a fall of the crowning flower. Strive for the sunlight, but stay connected to the deep roots that nourish as well.

*November 15 @ 11:43 am PT* Venus in Libra perfects its square to Pluto in Capricorn in the morning, and then Jupiter in Capricorn in the late evening. The heart beats with warmth and intensity, with growth and transmutation. Whether through drama or depth, disturbance or surrender, relationships are called to stretch and transform, to encompass both light and shadow in their movement towards wholeness.

*November 17 @ 12:07 am PT* Mercury in Scorpio opposes Uranus in Taurus for the third time this season, sparking new insights and revelations, bringing to the light of the mind’s eye realizations that may have been passed over during the previous two oppositions.  

*November 19 @ 8:30 am PT* The waxing crescent Moon opens the next phase of the lunation cycle as the Sun in Scorpio forms a sextile with both the Moon and Saturn in Capricorn, and Venus in Libra squares Saturn as well. The desire may arise to withdraw emotionally into a safe relational container, protecting the heart, and holding one’s feelings with tender maturity.

*November 21 @ 8:45 pm PT* The waxing quarter Moon in early Pisces occurs the same day as the Sun alights in Sagittarius and Venus descends into Scorpio. The call to mutate, shed, deepen, sensitize, feel, soften, and open, all initiate the season of late autumnal adventure. Amethyst mist clings to twilight spiderwebs, and the light dwindles into piercing beams of subtle warmth.  

*November 23 @ 8:40 pm PT* Mercury in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces, dissolving the mind into the eternal wellspring of images that upwells from the ceaseless celestial seas of the dreamworld.

*November 26 @ 7:43 pm PT* The Moon ingresses into Taurus, the sign of her exaltation, after spending the day squaring the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto stellium in Capricorn. Complex emotional dynamics arise, dramatic feelings, over-stimulation, isolation, the need to withdraw and the need to feel connected. The evening may bring an unexpected softness, an opening to heart’s contentment.

*November 27 @ 9:11 am PT* Mercury in Scorpio forms a sextile to Pluto, while Venus in the same sign opposes Uranus in Taurus. Deep and meaningful conversations awaken the heart to new desires and attractions, a dazzling sparkle of fireworks alighting from heart to heart, and mind to mind.

*November 28 @ 4:36 pm PT* Neptune in Pisces swims direct after spending half the year retrograde, now joining all the planets except Uranus in their forward orbital journey through the solar system. Mercury in Scorpio also forms a sextile to Jupiter, broadening the intellect to encompass new philosophical perspectives and birth grand ideas from the realm of potentia.

*November 30 @ 1:30 am PT* The Full Moon initiates eclipse season with a Lunar Eclipse on the Sagittarius-Gemini axis, while Mercury in Scorpio sextiles Saturn in Capricorn. Pivotal conversations may transmute the unfolding of destinies, opening unseen possibilities and whispered potentials, while also narrowing the focus on what realities can actually be manifested.

*December 1 @ 11:51 am PT* Mercury leaps into Sagittarius, and the tongue of the storyteller tells long tales of grandeur and adventure, exaggerating the successes and downplaying the failures, weaving a narrative of high achievement and abundant celebration.

*December 5 @ 8:53 pm PT* Venus in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces, while sirens sing and mermaids swoon, and gentle butterflies alight on the heart of the enchanted lover who has fallen in love with a dream.

*December 7 @ 4:37 pm PT* The waning quarter Moon in Virgo squares the Sun in Sagittarius, bringing in the harvest of the lunation and separating the wheat from the chaff to see how much abundance really came to fruition.

*December 9 @ 11:41 am PT* The Sun in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces, pouring symbolic waters in the soul of being, the fountain of self overflowing and saturating the cosmos with idealized visions and fantasies. The world becomes a scrying mirror, and the reflections echo from eternity to the heavens in a single moment of infinite concrescence.

*December 10 @ 3:52 am PT* Venus in Scorpio sextiles Pluto in Capricorn at the start of the day, and the Sun in Sagittarius trines Mars in Aries at day’s end. Morning dawns with deep passion, the rich auras of the world coloring the potency of existence, before the warrior steps forth with fire and certainty, the heroic sword in hand catching gleams of the setting Sun.

*December 13 @ 3:38 am PT* Mercury in Sagittarius squares Neptune in Pisces, drawing the veils of illusion across the rational intellect, gossamer potentials trilling in mental waterfalls off cliffs of rationality and into pools of unreason.

*December 14 @ 8:17 am PT* The New Moon in Sagittarius is a potent Solar Eclipse, occurring on the same day as Venus in Scorpio sextiles Jupiter in Capricorn, and Mercury in Sagittarius trines Mars in Aries. Moon and Sun conjoin in their sacred marriage, renewing their vows in daylight darkness, expanding their love to new heights, and igniting the noosphere with the fire of passion.

Scorpio New Moon Workshop

Ouroboros Monthly Forecast

Continuing with the Scorpio New Moon, I am offering the next monthly astrology workshop through Ouroboros, our local Nevada City magical arts studio. The workshop will be held online, and all who wish to attend are welcome to join! We will focus on the astrological transits for the month ahead, closing out the final lunation of autumn.

For those who would like to review the transits from last month, the recording of the previous workshop is available here: Libra New Moon Workshop.

Saturday, November 14th, 4:00–5:30 pm Pacific time

Description
This monthly workshop with archetypal astrologer Becca Tarnas offers an astrological forecast of the lunation cycle ahead, continuing with the New Moon in Scorpio. Learn the meanings of the planets, aspects, and zodiacal signs, and how to navigate the archetypal energies of the month ahead. Participants will gain a basic foundation in archetypal astrology, and leave with an understanding of the astrological conditions of the next month, and how best to integrate this knowledge into their everyday lives. All levels of astrological knowledge are welcome!

For those unable to attend live the video is now available of the workshop!

Suggested donation of $10–15 via PayPal: Ouroborosnc@gmail.com
**Please Note “Becca” and click family & friends**
No one will be turned away from lack of funds.

Astrological Research Methods Workshop

This afternoon, on Saturday, November 7 at 12:00–1:30 pm Pacific time, I will be offering a new workshop for Fresh Voices in Astrology on “Astrological Research Methods.” The workshop will focus on how to cultivate systematic and intuitive approaches to astrological study, allowing one to develop consistent bodies of knowledge driven by both rigor and passion. The workshop is $30 to attend, and all levels of astrological knowledge are welcome!

Register for this Workshop

Workshop Description
Astrology has been maligned in recent centuries as an unverifiable pseudoscience, a paragon of superstition. Yet astrology once held an honored position in high culture, a role that anyone initiated into the astrological tradition is aware should be reinstated. A way to reestablish astrology’s credibility to a wider audience is for astrologers to develop rigorous methods of research, in order to systematically approach the study of astrological correlations. This workshop will explore techniques and methods for approaching such research, laying forth some foundational structures that can help deepen one’s astrological practice and study, and present convincing cases for astrological validity.

Jung’s Relationship to Astrology

This evening, Friday, October 23 at 7:00–9:00 pm Pacific time, I will be offering a presentation for the Comox Valley C. G. Jung Society on “Jung’s Relationship to Astrology.” The event is online and open to the public. If you are interested in joining, you can register in advance for the event.

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In recent years, new scholarship has been emerging demonstrating the essential role the discipline of astrology played in the development and practice of C. G. Jung’s analytical psychology. In 1911, Jung wrote a letter to Freud in which he said that his nights were occupied with the study of astrology, to which Freud responded that Jung would be “accused of mysticism.” Jung kept his practice of astrology relatively concealed, but based upon evidence in his own writings, as well as statements he made late in his life, Jung was drawing on astrological wisdom regularly for both personal use and with his patients.

Transits for the Libra-Scorpio Lunation

The deep rhythms of Mars square the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto stellium continue to sound the bass notes of this next lunation cycle that unfolds in the heart of autumn. As the cycle begins with the Libra New Moon, Mercury is already retrograde, traversing through the sign of Scorpio. Mercury retrograde reminds us to slow down, be mindful in our speech, not to try to rush ahead with plans and ideas but to contemplate what we may have missed and how we can be more conscious in the ways we use our voice.

Two Full Moons grace the month of October, with the Full Moon in Taurus aligning with Halloween and leading towards the Day of the Dead. The ancestors may feel especially present on this most potent Full Moon, as the night hours are brightly illuminated and shadows sway in a mysterious flickering dance.

These transit updates are meant to be both a guide to dancing with the archetypal energies and a poetic homage to the iridescent array of their manifestations. They can be used when you plan your day or your week ahead, or they can be drawn upon for retrospective reflection as you review how your week or month has unfolded. They can be seeds to inspire small ritual actions, or they can simply give you a moment to pause and reflect on how your soul is interwoven in the great archetypal warp and weft of the cosmic loom.

Transits of the Libra-Scorpio Lunation

*October 16 @ 12:31 pm PT* The New Moon aligns in Libra, still carrying the dynamic energies of the T-square with Mars and the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto stellium. Seeds need darkness to germinate and take root, and although the night may feel long and foreboding, the dawn always comes at last.

*October 18 @ 6:58 am PT* The Sun in late Libra squares Saturn in Capricorn, while Venus in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces. The dreamy, romantic fantasy conflicts with the focus on hard, practical realities, perhaps leading to a sense of dissonance and the desire for exquisite escapism.

*October 19 @ 12:35 am PT* A potent sequence of astrological events unfolds as retrograde Mars in Aries squares Jupiter in Capricorn for the second time since August; Venus in Virgo trines Jupiter; and retrograde Mercury in Scorpio makes its second opposition to Uranus in Taurus. Exuberant, heated, and potentially explosive energies and a frazzled, easily distracted, erratic mind may need some kind of luxurious indulgence to smooth off the edges. Imagine a thick slice of cake at the end of a work day in which tempers flared with every technological glitch and miscommunication…

*October 20 @ 8:38 pm PT* The waxing crescent Moon in late Sagittarius forms its opening sextile to the Sun, while also forming a T-square with Venus opposite Neptune and a trine to Mars. Perhaps put the heated energies to use by scrubbing clean your home, before allowing yourself to dissolve in a rose petal bath and drift into an array of unrealistic fantasies…

*October 21 @ 2:42 pm PT* Venus in Virgo forms a trine to Pluto, deepening sensual desire, dressing the dangerous in gorgeous guise, and flirting with the edges of the taboo underworld. For whom would you willingly tear out a piece of your heart?

*October 22 @ 4:00 pm PT* The Sun ingresses into the watery realm of Scorpio, autumn’s fixed sign, and our attention is invited to dwell below the surface and explore that which often chooses to hide or remain obscured. The days continue to darken, the air to chill, and the veiled denizens of the otherworld begin to wander among the shadows of the trees.

*October 23 @ 6:23 am PT* The waxing quarter Moon in early Aquarius makes its opening square to the Sun in Scorpio, potentially leading to embodied tensions, internal conflict, or a sense of being at odds with oneself or one’s community.

*October 24 @ 8:41 am PT* Venus in late Virgo trines Saturn in Capricorn, bringing order and precision to beauty, and an appreciation for the old and antique, the precious object that has endured through time. The heart may ache softly with remembrance of shattered loves.

*October 25 @ 11:23 am PT* The Sun in Scorpio conjoins Mercury retrograde while the Moon in Pisces forms a trine to both celestial bodies. Speak subtle words in metaphor and poetry, as direct communication may be futile. The emotional body is more attuned to the whispering winds of the world.

*October 27 @ 6:33 pm PT* Within minutes of each other Venus ingresses into the beginning of Libra while retrograde Mercury traverses back into the end of the same sign, the two innermost planets drawing closer to one another once more. Venus is home in her rulership and Mercury becomes her guest for a spell, sweetening the tongue with honeyed words and graceful locutions.

*October 31 @ 7:55 am PT* On the night when spirits freely walk the world, the Full Moon conjunct Uranus in Taurus waxes in opposition to the Sun in Scorpio. The unexpected surprise, the spark of brilliant insight, the embodied awakening—the precocious trickster steals fire from the heavens to bring new consciousness to humanity.

*November 1 @ 11:06 am PT* Mercury in late Libra squares Saturn in Capricorn once more, passing back over the tracks it laid in late September. Think over decisions carefully, weighing all options, balancing negative opinions with tangible facts. Think each detail through to the end.

*November 3 @ 9:50 am PT* Mercury stations direct in Libra, although do not expect communications, decisions, ideas, or plans to move forward smoothly yet. Mercury will take some time to pick up speed, and its hesitancy is reiterated by its close proximity in square to Saturn.

*November 6 @ 1:12 am PT* Mercury in Libra makes its final exact square to Saturn in Capricorn, having lingered within orb of the senex planet during the length of its slowing and stationing. Rethinking, reviewing, mulling over, checking for mistakes, revisioning, heavy conclusions and hard concepts are all weighed in the balance.  

*November 8 @ 5:46 am PT* The waning quarter Moon in Leo makes its closing square to the Sun in Scorpio, emphasizing the tension between the desire to take up space with one’s feelings and the impulse to obscure one’s light in the shadows.

*November 9 @ 8:08 am PT* Venus in Libra opposes Mars in Aries, the opposition amplifying the polarity of rulerships between these two cardinal signs. Fire and air, the lover and the beloved, Venus allures while Mars leaps, aggression and passion enflaming both anger and desire.

*November 10 @ 1:55 pm PT* Mercury ingresses back into Scorpio, while the balsamic Moon in Virgo forms an opposition to Neptune, and the Sun in Scorpio trines the ethereal planet. Emotional and relational edges may be blurred, feelings permeating the soul in an alchemical osmosis. Soak the imagination in a bath of luminescence, and watch the mind spiral down the drain’s whirlpool.

*November 12 @ 1:39 pm PT* Jupiter and Pluto makes their third and final conjunction in Capricorn, an alignment that has defined 2020 with its high drama, moral polarization, and the globalized amplification of destruction. The scales of justice weigh heaven and hell in the balance.

*November 13 @ 4:36 pm PT* Mars at long last stations direct in mid-Aries, although it now has one more slow journey in a square to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto to traverse. Archetypal echoes of this spring and early fall resound once more as the warrior steps forward with sword in hand. Which way will the sword swing? How deep will be the cut? And who is called to wield the blade?

*November 14 @ 9:07 pm PT* The New Moon in Scorpio forms a sextile to the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, highlighting great ambitions, the impulse to strive for excellence, for high achievement, for power and influence. Seeds planted in such rich soil may grow to extraordinary heights, but growth without integrity will ultimately lead to an untimely withering and a fall of the crowning flower. Strive for the sunlight, but stay connected to the deep roots that nourish as well.