Astro Musings: Uranus in Aries. What about it?

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Inspiration comes in the blink of an eye.  It can come from a stunning view of nature, an overheard conversation, or a twinkle in your boyfriend’s eye.  It can surprise and delight.  It can change your life.  Inspiration also shares a similar quality to that of an accident.  They are both sudden occurrences, surprises unforeseen that are able to completely transform the course of one’s existence.  Both force us to be creative with our lives and improvise from that point forward.  We either have to act on our mental impulse to paint that room, buy that car, or eat that chicken OR we have to get to the hospital, clean up that mess, or exchange driver information.  One is usually much more enjoyable than the other, but both offer an opportunity to make a shift in our path.  We also call both of them into our lives on some level.  Have you ever felt like you needed to shake things up, only to have some event occur that forces you to do just that?  However, why wait for something to come along and make us change, when we can read the signposts that are trying to tell us where we need to change? Continue reading “Astro Musings: Uranus in Aries. What about it?” »

You Are Your Greatest Love of All

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I can’t even imagine how many times my family had to listen to Greatest Love of All blasting from my room during the mid 80’s. It was usually accompanied by my own belted out vocals, though sometimes I would just give it a hearty lip-sync. Either way, it was quite an anthem for the 8 year old chubby, insecure, gay-in-training me. Continue reading “You Are Your Greatest Love of All” »

The Beginning of The Rest of Your Life

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It’s time for the New Year, people. 2013 is leaving the building. Now I don’t know about you, but 2013 was kinda rough. It was a challenging one, with a lot of major change. So many people I know lost jobs, loved ones, or even senses of their life direction, causing major life questions to take hold of the mind and pummel it. While others saw births of children, career paths, or relationships. But even those new beginnings opened up a Pandora’s box of personal growth lessons that not everyone was ready to face. Still, I believe 2013 will be looked back upon as a year that “started it all”. Continue reading “The Beginning of The Rest of Your Life” »

Kill Your Inner “Blah Blah Blah”

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So I end up having a glass of wine and some avocado fries with my man and his lovely Gemini friend of many years. We toast to the Gemini full moon, and she asks, “What does it mean?” Now I have been mulling it over for the last few days and, until that point, I hadn’t been able to distill it down. But in that moment, I just uttered, “It’s time to let go of the chatter.” She paused, then nodded and sipped her wine. “There’s a lot of chatter.” And in analyzing the chart for this current full moon some more, as well as just being a person in the world right now, I must agree with that blurted out statement. Continue reading “Kill Your Inner “Blah Blah Blah”” »

I’m Awesome, And So Are You

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For the first time in almost ten years, I don’t have a full-time job. I have work, which helps to define me. I have astrology. I am a writer. I am helping to produce a film. But at this moment in time, none of these things are currently adding much to my bank account on a consistent basis. Now it has been somewhat liberating. I have been allowed the opportunity to guide myself toward the things I want to focus on. But it has also been as scary as plummeting through a crack in the earth. Continue reading “I’m Awesome, And So Are You” »

The Aries Full Moon That Wants To Rock Your World

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Usually I start my posts out talking about me. However this time, I want to talk about you. I want to talk about how you are trying your best to get in touch with your highest self while at the same time trying to be fabulous in your everyday life. You want enlightenment but then want to go shopping after attaining it. You want to be in a job that you like but more so, one that utilizes your specific talents and passions. You don’t want to feel like you’re wasting your time, unless it’s your decision to do so on a TV binge, Instagram session, or Candy Crush marathon. You want to be open to surprise in your romantic life, but you also want a clearer understanding of the bigger picture – are you going to get married/stay married or not? Should you be a parent? That question burns even more so if you already have a child. And yes, you’re probably wondering what the hell you should do or be for Halloween. Well aren’t we all?

That is just my point. Aren’t we all? Yes, we’re all snowflakes, each one of us unique in our atomic chemistry. But at the same time, we also all strive, question, and contemplate life’s big questions. We all live inside of a world inside of our heads. We all fear. We all enjoy. We all get confused. And we all, at times, wish someone or something would just come along and say, “This is your path. Get on it and walk.” The funny thing is, this actually does happen for us all – probably daily. We receive answers to our questions in forms of things we watch or read, overheard conversations, or spurts of internal dialogue whose authenticity we then question. This collective universality of experience is extremely important to keep awareness of if one aims to be a loving, compassionate human being. And it is especially something to be aware of as we enter this Aries Full Moon.

The current astrological climate is rather aggressive in its desire to push us all toward actualizing our greater selves. Yes, it may feel like the planets and stars are always eagerly urging us in the direction of higher self-realization. Well, that’s because the Universe has that as the ultimate goal for each of us. And for each, being one’s “greater self” looks different. But we all have a specific cosmic blueprint to follow. And when the full moon is in Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac, it’s a yearly opportunity to reset your emotional clock and get on track with your precise plan.

This Aries Full Moon wants you to reconnect to an area of your life where you crave creativity, inspiration, and action. Being that it’s illuminated by the Sun in Libra, it wants you to do this while recognizing that you are one with those around you. We may not all come from the same place emotionally, physically, or mentally, but our spirits are from one source. So in order to move forward, you must see that oneness. So, you may be dealing with a soul-crushing co-worker or boss, or your significant other may be disconnected and taking it out on you. You may just be frustrated with your own stalled progress around a project, job search, or emotional quandary. Whatever the case, you must hold compassion for everyone involved so that you can then be calm and clear enough to see the path light up before you. It may just be time to leave that work or relationship situation. Or you may have a light bulb moment around a question or process you’ve been stuck in. None of this can occur when you’re pointing the finger. And that includes pointing it at the mirror.

So how are you opening yourself up to a new start within? And where have you felt a stagnancy or apprehension to make change? Trust that this new emotional beginning of some sort won’t be easy. There is struggle in it, but it’s coming from a place of love. The Universe wants you to work hard for the gifts it has in store. It wants you to take your growth seriously or else just flounder. In a way, it’s like exam time in school. So are you going to come correct and take the test? Or you just gonna doodle in the margins? If getting in touch with that highest self really is as important to you as I think it is, then you’re going to put your head down, bite the end of that pen, and get to work.

Let’s get a closer look at the area of your life that could help unlock the door to this exciting, life-growing process:

 

ARIES

There is a shift in your personality that wants to happen, and it will be an expression of the inner growth that has been going on over the past few months. You are recognizing that some of your old ways just don’t work anymore, and you can’t get by on just your charm. Nor can you hide any fear or anxiety behind a shield of false confidence. Know that it’s okay to be vulnerable and accept some defeats. And if you can’t be honest with yourself about where you feel some sense of failure, then you can’t heal and rise up to a new challenge. So retreat home for a moment, gather strength, and then use this full moon as an opportunity to show others the truest you that wants to emerge. You may be a little more bruised and weathered then you like others to see. But your relationships will flourish as those closest to you will appreciate the honesty and offer their support as you emerge toward your next goal.

 

TAURUS

You have so much to say right now, and you’re trying to find productive ways in your everyday life to channel those thoughts and ideas. You’re also finding that what you speak holds a lot of weight with others. That’s because you’re tapped in right now to the truth of what your soul wants to express, and others feel that urgency. Know that during this full moon, that inner truth is amplified as your mentality has a strong connection to the greater source. You’re gaining inspiration from that subconscious place where spirit and dreams live. And because you’re so connected to that universal space, you also have a responsibility to put your ego aside and not put what your mind thinks is best at the forefront. Remember, your work right now is meant for the world and not your own personal acclaim. So put the good of everyone you want to touch ahead of your own, and you will see how more people are touched, affected, and moved by your soul’s work.

 

GEMINI

Let’s be honest – you can be a little self-absorbed at times. That’s because you identify very tightly with your thoughts so that when you get an idea of how things should be, you cling to it. It’s truth, and you just wish others would see it the same way as you do. That would make things so much easier, wouldn’t it? Actually it would just make your life a lazy affair, as you wouldn’t be pushed to grow beyond your perspective. And you would just alienate yourself from the people you love. If any of that is currently happening in some way, then you really have to nip this one-sidedness in the bud. The Universe is actually being very supportive in opening you up to more self-love right now, and in more tangible terms, money. But if it’s all your way or the highway, then you’re not going to reap any of the rewards. So the key to gaining more right now is through working harmoniously with others. If people can see that open-minded, curious side of you, they will also be inclined to show you their love thus showing yourself more love. And trust that money will soon follow.

CANCER

You should be feeling pretty damn good these days. In fact, I imagine this year has brought some sort of fresh start feeling to some, if not all, of the areas of your life. But I don’t want you to take it all for granted and get too complacent. In fact, just because an area of your life is going well doesn’t mean that it couldn’t be even greater. I want to focus primarily on your career life. For most of you, there’s a real illumination around that area anyway. Either something new has started or an old one has come to/is coming to an end. Whatever the case, you should trust that it’s all for good and meant to help you grow in ways that will truly benefit you. More than anything, it should be causing you to question if you’re really working at your optimum and going for the gold in terms of what you want to achieve. Again, you may already be doing something wonderful. But is it really as challenging as you’re able to take on? If not, then now may be the time to aim even higher.

 

LEO

There is a real inner expansion going on for you right now, so you’re being turned on to new experiences, people, and ideas that you may have shrugged off before. I think that may be because you don’t necessarily like to be bad at anything, which can cause you to not take a lot of chances on trying something new. But recently, you have found that putting yourself out there in a brand new way can be exciting and rather rewarding. And to stroke that Leo ego, it’s nice to find that you may be good at one more thing in life. So continue to ride this train and try to welcome a few more new elements into your life. Maybe your fitness is off or has hit a stall. It could be time to give into the yoga or spin class you’ve been scoffing at for months. Or you may want to try and learn astrology, pottery, or how to make your own set of earrings. Whatever the case, you have an opportunity right now to add another skill to the arsenal all while allowing your spiritual side a chance to expand in a way that has been trying to emerge for quite some time.

VIRGO

You are being prodded to manifest the soulful evolution you’ve been quietly working on. There has been a recent burst of additional energy available to you, but I don’t want you to get all go-go-go as you are apt to do, planning and organizing and trying to make sure everyone else is okay. You have to keep the focus on yourself. So if you’re organizing or planning anything major, it should be about your own needs and ways to express your self. It’s never easy for you to place your healing energy solely on you. But if you don’t care for your needs first, then your frustrations are displaced and taken out on others. And that is counter-intuitive to your grand plan. Ultimately, you want to be helping the world in a big way. But you must make sure that you’re applying your big heart to you first and foremost. By offering yourself that love, and releasing some of your need to control, you will find that a cocoon you may not have noticed around you is gone and a new, bolder you is taking flight.

LIBRA

This full moon wants you to cast a light on how you love and whom you choose to love. Those who you hold dearest to your heart are a major reflection of how you feel about yourself. So take stock. Get out a piece of paper (or open up a Word document) and put down the first ten people who come to mind. Jot down how long you’ve known them and why they matter to you, whether it’s history, shared passions, etc. Then, see what you’ve placed weight on. Is it how the person inspires you? The way they have opened your eyes to an interest you love. Or just the way they make you feel. If you have a full rich list, then you should take the time to bathe in the truth that you are filling your life with goodness. And then do something to let each of these people know that they affect you in a powerful way. But if the list is somewhat vacant or hard to piece together, then perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate your relationships so that you can bring in some more positive, helpful loved ones.

SCORPIO

Your daily routine may have grown stale, and it’s narrowing the scope of your ambitions. If you start to get into the same thing day in and day out, you lose sight of the bigger picture you should have for yourself. You don’t allow for new aspects of yourself to flourish, or you forget to give attention to the pieces of yourself you forgot you loved. You get caught up going to the same places with the same people, complaining about how you don’t meet anybody new. And you easily get pulled into the drama of your workplace or home life, thus forgetting that there is a world out there in need of your talents and ambition. So shake things up and get out of your comfort zone. Spend time with the people you love but only see once in a blue moon. Go somewhere new. Enroll in a class or gather up with an interesting group around a book, movie, or subject you love. Just do anything to rattle the cage of your typical existence. By committing to a shift, you will quickly see that your daily routine is shifting in a profound way, and for the better.

SAGITTARIUS

As far as I’m concerned, you get the best prescription for this full moon. To basically fulfill the optimal potential of it, you must have a shitload of fun. I am talking letting your hair down, balls to the wall, don’t tell your mama, going for it fun. In fact, take yourself back to being a child and remember what it is that brings you the most joy. Is it dancing? Perhaps it’s a trip to an amusement park? Is it a sleepover with friends? Whatever the case, you must make room for play in your life. And it’s probably because some other area of your life is a bit challenging right now. But know that whatever turbulence you’re experiencing is part of a larger spiritual growth process. You’re being pushed to shift and change, and it may feel slightly uncomfortable. But you’re also a truth seeker, and you know that you haven’t been telling yourself the truth about some area of unhappiness in your life. So get happy! Force it! Own it! Love it! And then you will be able to tackle issues with a lightness and a sense that you deserve to feel that joy more often that not.

CAPRICORN

If your life is a house, you may notice that the foundation is currently tilted. Thus, it’s time to tear it up and lay down a new one. Now as people, the foundation we lay is built on the things we care about most. There are the basic things to consider: love, family, a home, or career. Some may also look into things like spirituality, creativity, and health. Right now is a good time for you to take stock of the important life elements that make up your foundation. And I want you to get very real with yourself. Take some time and decide what five things matter most to you. Let me help you out by giving you what should be the first. Relationships. This encompasses love, close friend, and family relationships. You must be making these a key priority in your life, or you are going to miss the boat heading toward the next phase of your personal growth. So make some time to connect to those who matter, inspire, and love you. And don’t be afraid to let your guard down while doing so.

AQUARIUS

I have a feeling that your mind has been going on about a lot lately, and you’re having realizations, pondering concerns, and gaining answers. And you’re communicating about some of these things with those you love. Or at least you should be. If you aren’t, or are having thoughts that affect others in your life, then now may be the time to release them and make them a discussion. See, you’re desperate to expand your daily routine so that it includes more of the activities that you feel at home doing. But if you’re just daydreaming about the ideas you have, then you’re not actualizing them. Or if you’re just mulling over the changes you want to make in an area of your life, you’re not actually making any sort of forward progression. So get the ball rolling. Start by communicating clearly with yourself. Put down the greatest ideas or issues that have been filling your mind up. Then see who needs to know about them and take that verbal step toward creating change.

PISCES

You have been busy creating something and it’s time to release that creation out into the world. But first, you need to place a greater value on it. And thus, place greater value on yourself. I think at times that you Pisces fish can be so sensitive that you put up a wall to keep others at a distance. But when it comes to sharing your gifts with the world, you can’t do much to veil what you’ve made. It just is what it is and people will take it as they see fit. But you can do something to help shape their impression. Show them how proud you are of your accomplishment. Toot your own horn some. Be willing to show your vulnerability but also your confidence, even if you have to fake it some. The more you can say and express that you love what is uniquely yours, the more others will feel compelled to agree and believe in you. And you will then take note and begin to believe in yourself as a true creative spirit who deserves to be noticed and showered with attention.

This New Moon Is So All About You

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This past weekend, I had the pleasure of doing an afternoon of readings for a lovely group of people.  One of them was a double Leo, which means there was a strong need for recognition and approval within her.  Of course, there was also a ton of creativity present, but the fact that she hadn’t gotten enough of it out into the world meant that her soul was starving for its time in the spotlight.  Continue reading “This New Moon Is So All About You” »

The Madonna In You

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During a not too long ago therapy session, I was asked if I had any sort of power symbol for myself.  Immediately, Madonna came to mind, but I felt like that was actually too silly or cliché to say out loud.  But saying “lion” or some sort of gemstone felt a little forced.  After pondering in silence for far too long, I apologetically mentioned to my therapist that all I could muster up was an image of the diva.  He asked me not to judge my choice.  “Madonna is a perfect power symbol for you”, he said.  “For anyone.”  We then got into a discussion about what she represented for me and why those qualities were ones that were of importance for me.  Confidence.  Perseverance.  Creative bravery.  These are all very valuable characteristics for anyone to aspire to and cherish in life.  And I, like a number of primarily women and gay men, happen to adore a woman who encompasses all of these features.

This weekend, Madonna premieres the film of her latest concert tour on TV, and some early clips have been released online.  In watching with a friend, I found myself completely mesmerized.  But unlike my friend, who threw some side-eye, I was able to overlook the shaky vocals that were coming from her mouth.  I mean, come on, she’s Madonna.  She’s been doing this shit for thirty years.  So for me, the sum of it all is flawless.  She can do no wrong.  And regardless of how good or bad she sounds, she is a 54 year-old woman who still finds new career mountains to climb and pushes herself beyond the limitations of what society and history has deemed appropriate for a woman of her age.  You see, for her, there is no ceiling on the room of her life.  Madonna goes directly through the invisible roof, though some may continue to criticize her for it.  Because Madonna sees that the end goal is always evolving.  For this, we should all have some sort of power symbol like her.  We should all be brave enough to see life through the lens of unlimited potential.  Thankfully, the Capricorn full moon is here to aid us in our own personal expansion.

Capricorn is a grounded energy that is concerned with the future.  Capricorn wants us to create long-term goals and be responsible for seeing them through.  And most importantly, Capricorn is concerned with our life purpose or destiny.  Its energy wants us to push past our fears and limitations so that we achieve our most optimal expression of self.  We are not here to just dream about what we want until we die, leaving us in our last moments to wish we had achieved the great thing we knew was inside of us.  Our goal must be to manifest the vision we have for our future, thus actualizing our dreams into reality.  Sure, this all means we have to buckle down and do a hell of a lot of work.  But when you’re working on something that your soul’s passion is connected to, it doesn’t feel so much like work.  It feels like art.  It feels like magic.  It feels like fun.  And shouldn’t you be having some damn fun?

This full moon is about your need to exhibit some expression of your long-term goals.  All of us are currently thinking and feeling more passionately about something that reflects our greater ambitions, whether it is a creative project, our home, our children, or our career.  But it isn’t enough to just have that going on in your internal world where only you can experience it.  You must project it out in some way as an offering toward your future potential.  Whether it’s talking about it, sharing what you’ve already done, or committing to it in a way that takes it from the dream to what you’re actually doing with your life, you must concede to its power and take it on.  You may have been working on something great but have been apprehensive or slow to show it to others.  Now would be the time to invite others in and take responsibility for what you’re building – own the destiny you want to have and plant your stake in the ground.  Whatever the case, release your inner Madonna and go beyond the sky.  From there, you can release your bigger dreams out into the world in a way that the entire Universe can see and take part in a round of applause for you.  You deserve it.

For some additional clarity, let’s get into each of the signs more specifically.  And if you know your rising sign, read that as well:

 

ARIES

This full moon is all consumed with your life purpose, and there will be a real need for you to feel like you’re connecting to your higher calling.  And you may be feeling more urgency around it, as if there is a sense of spiritual purpose behind it.  Sure, Aries can have delusions of grandeur, as if their ideas are brilliantly bestowed upon them from some supreme being.  But in a way, what you’re being pulled towards now does have some foundation in your cosmic DNA.  So it’s time to own up to that and awaken the powerful sleeping giant dwelling within you.  To anchor into this, use your home this weekend as a place of comfort but also as a place of strength.  Make sure you have an environment there that is conducive to accomplishing the great work you have in mind.  Once you have crafted that space, you will feel ready to plunge into the depths of your dreams and emerge entirely triumphant.

 

TAURUS

You know what you want and you have a strong sense of how to get it.  But it’s time to acknowledge and be okay with the fact that you don’t know everything about how to get it and that you need help from others.  The Taurus can be a stubborn beast and easily stuck in its ways of operating.  But there is a real opportunity to open up to those that you trust and love and say to them, “I need you to help me climb this mountain.”  Because your full moon wants you to unleash unto the world all that you know so that you can teach others about the hard lessons you’ve faced and truths you’ve obtained.  But to fully release the clearest message possible so that the most people can learn from you, you must communicate it first to others and take in their feedback.  The greatest teachers began as eager students.  So be both of those and notice how your destiny becomes a beacon of light for many as opposed to some.

 

GEMINI

There is a ton of forward motion energy and luck around you right now.  Do you feel it?  If so, then you’re on the path and we’ll get back to you in a second.  If you’re reading that first sentence and saying, “Angel, you’re smoking crazy dust”, then I urge you to ponder the following question.  What thing in your life do you know needs changing, but you’re afraid to move forward and let it go?  It may be a job you hate or a relationship that wants to end.  Whatever it is, there is a personal shift going on inside you and some area of your life doesn’t support it.  So, you’re feeling stagnant.  Know that you’re going to miss a wave of good fortune unless you take life by the balls and make some changes.  Because for all of you, an awakening of your self-worth is in the midst, so if things are shitty, then your level of self-worth is shitty.  But the opposite is also true.  Please use the full moon to release words of positive affirmation to your mind and self.  You can only grow as far as you tell yourself you can, and right now the sky really doesn’t want to limit you.

CANCER

Can you please find a way this weekend to surround yourself with those you consider your closest, your family?  As a Cancer, your connection to home and creating a familial atmosphere is a part of your astrological DNA, so the need to feel comfort in those areas is key in actualizing your truest potential.  And right now, your highest destiny wants to awaken you to the fact that you’ve called in certain souls to help you manifest your vision for the future.  So acknowledge them and take in all they do and say.  There are messages in their words and actions that can help you build your dreams into reality.  Perhaps choose a few to share some of those stored up secrets you have for the type of life you want for yourself.  And take note of those who don’t support your destiny.  Consider lessening the role they play in your life.  Your loved ones strengthen you, so surround yourself with the best.

 

LEO

How do you wish you were spending your days?  I am sure some sort of work would be involved, because you Leo’s like achievement, and you like to get paid.  But is it the daily routine of work you currently find yourself in?  Or are you just paying your dues right now until you get the big break?  Well this isn’t 1952, so your odds of being discovered while sipping a soda at the diner counter are far off.  And you are ruled by creativity, so there is some aspect of that in what you wish you were getting paid to do.  Now is the time when you should be pushing yourself to infuse more of what you want your life to look like into your daily routine.  There is a feeling that you’re greater purpose is aching to be recognized, so make some greater efforts in manifesting its reality.  If the dream is to be a writer, how much are you writing and who else is seeing it?  Stop drowning in your dreams and get to swimming.

 

VIRGO

Right now, you are feeling the desire to give birth to something that feels larger than your own life.  It may be an actual baby or even just the excitement to unleash a child’s gift into the world, thus giving birth to his or her sense of accomplishment.  But you may also have a fire of creativity burning deep within your soul that is going to feel the urge to bubble over under this full moon.  The need to strip naked and delve back into those Virgo pagan roots may never hold stronger than now.  And that is okay because you need to let loose.  And not just for yourself.  Though used to being more behind-the-scenes, you Virgo’s need the spotlight sometimes.  So don’t over-think it and look for a way to share your creative passion with others this weekend.  The world needs your special kind of crazy, and you’re feeling a need to go beyond your circle and share yourself with a greater audience.  Well, the world needs a diva like you so do it.

 

LIBRA

When it comes to thinking about your destiny or higher purpose, you may feel a tear in your eye.  Because there is a real passion right now to establish what it is and to be sure that you’re currently connecting to it.  Ultimately, you are here to unite with people and touch them in some way, so you want to make sure that a moment isn’t wasted in doing so.  This full moon gives you the opportunity to connect with some from your past that will amplify your sense of purpose and ground you in a way that you haven’t been in a while.  You could be inspired to take on your goals more strongly, because you feel like you owe it to those who look up to you or depend on you for inspiration.  Well, know that you don’t owe anyone your success except you.  But it’s good to know that you have a family of people that support and respect you, so take that in and use it for fuel to recommit to yourself and your dreams.

 

SCORPIO

You have been learning so much about yourself and have had no choice but to commit to being responsible for your own growth.  Because your life is changing, and more so, your sense of self is changing.  You’re becoming all grows up.  And it’s exciting, if not a little challenging and a whole lot scary.  But everyone has growing pains.  And most of them stem from realizations we have about the life we allowed ourselves to get used to but can no longer tolerate if we are going to be self-respecting adults.  So this full moon may want you to have some serious communication with those you love to gain clarity and offer some truth.  Because you can’t just store emotion up and pretend like it’s not going to affect you.  So trust that you have some luck on your side that these talks will go well and open yourself up to someone who needs to know how you’re feeling.  And maybe they have some harsh truths to share with you.  Again, growing ain’t easy, but it’s necessary.

 

SAGITTARIUS

It is time to invest in your transformation in a new way.  You’re working to evolve and you’re sensing the emergence of a strengthened spiritual side that really excites you.  But it’s time to go beyond the path you have laid out for yourself and to try something new in that realm.  You need to show this newer you that you’re open to new ideas and different forms of insight.  You’re a Sag for crying out loud.  You’re supposed to be flexible and thrive on change.  So, if you’re stuck in some routine for too long, you grow lethargic.  And that goes for the routines you’ve created for yourself that you believe are doing you some sort of good.  Now shake it up.  Never get a massage?  Get one!  Always wanted to go to a tarot reader but were afraid to?  Try it!  Now is the time to stir things and give yourself the gift of connecting to your higher calling in a new but still fun and luxuriating way.

 

CAPRICORN

My God, is your life just pushing you to change these days or what?  I bet you could look back to yourself a year ago and see that who you were then is a very different person to who you are now.  And I am not talking about your job or your partner or the car you drive.  I am talking about who you are on the inside.  You’re going through a process of internal transformation on a very deep level, which is hard for someone who is just so damn practical and real world based.  Some of you are most likely fighting it too and are trying to pretend like it’s not happening.  If that is the case, then you’re only going to find yourself isolated from your truest dreams and will eventually grow tired and feel unfulfilled with your success.  So take this task on and choose to look at it as exciting.  You have the opportunity to step into the dream you have for yourself, even if it wasn’t the one you planned to tackle so many years ago.  It’s okay to change course.  Some of your greatest icons probably have done so.  And notice those you find in your inner circle this weekend.  You could find some inspiration right in front of you.

AQUARIUS

At your core, you are here to help the world be a better place.  Sure, like all Aquarius, you want to make sure that others recognize you for your humanitarian efforts.  But first and foremost, you’re out for others, not you.  And it can be a real sacrifice to put others first, but it will be key in unlocking your highest potential.  Your soul wants to push you more towards being truly altruistic in all that you do.  That means that you’re not being a martyr or are not trying to gain attention for how hard you’re working.  Your goal is to give of yourself from the core of your spirit.  You must remove yourself from the equation and be a vessel for good and/or change.  And you don’t have to be serving soup in a shelter to really enact this.  Anything you do can be an act of service.  So look at it that way, do your job, and then quietly give thanks to the greater power moving through you to accomplish it.  If you can anchor in this and attach this notion to all that you do in the coming weeks, you will find that the recognition you also hope for may just come your way.

PISCES

This full moon needs to be full of play.  If I could, I would set up an adult Chuck-E-Cheese for all you Pisces and invite you to jump into the bounce house and eat a truck load of pizza.  I would put you all in a bumper car arena, blast some dance music, and tell you to go at it.  I would place a candy dispenser in your bedroom.  And then I would let you all stay up way past your bedtime so you could share ghost stories and jokes until you all peed your pants with silliness.  Is there a way for you to instill some of this into your full moon weekend?  If anything, gather some friends and make the theme of your get together “good ass times”.  No work is allowed.  No seriousness.  Just some good “check your reality at the door” and come on in for some let your hair down realness.  You deserve to enjoy yourself.  And your creativity will be playing a larger role in your year to come, so get it cooking now.

Permission Granted To Be Your Crazy Self

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Last night, I had the pleasure of reading a lovely new client. Being an Aries rising, she had a lot of the current Gemini energy moving through her 3rd House, the house of communication. As we discussed how she could get more deeply in touch with her passions and goals, I found myself using the same phrase over and over. “You have to give yourself permission.” We can have ideas for what we want in life or how we want to spend our time, but then we allow judgment to overcome our every “silly” whim so that we ultimately suppress potential avenues for our truest expression. We don’t give ourselves the permission to explore. And some of us may not even know what it is we’re passionate about yet. Not everyone is born with the idea of what they want to be when they grow up. So if we don’t tell ourselves that it’s okay to pursue every idea, despite what society, family, or what-have-you has taught you to think, then we are barricading ourselves from what could be the path we should walk down in order to actualize our truest self.

With this weekend’s Gemini new moon, we must offer ourselves a new mental vision for our lives. It must be filled with inspiration but also compassion. And we have to make sure that our spirit is involved, or else we will just get steamrolled by our old ways of thinking, which have grown powerful over the years. If we can give ourselves those gifts of clarity and self-love, we will find that we can harness and communicate ideas for the next phase of our lives in a way that is both intuitive and responsible.

Let’s face it, the main reasons that we don’t express ourselves entirely, whether they are ideas for a new line of work, our feelings in a relationship, or how we feel about our bodies, are that we are afraid of complete honesty and don’t want to be held accountable for what we say. We don’t trust ourselves enough to say and do the right thing. This must stop. We must give the man or woman in the mirror the permission to be brave and step firmly into truth, or else we are just auto-piloting our lives. And what the hell good is that?

As stated, Gemini is all about the mind. But it’s also how we translate the mind. So with this new moon, not only are we geared toward a new mental outlook on ourselves but also on how we communicate it. First, become more aware of the words you use in your mind before you speak. If you can become more conscious with yourself, then you can offer a greater cognizance in your relations with others. And again, as we are looking to approach life with more of a responsible, adult-like spirit, we have to choose our words with that level of maturity. That way, we can take ourselves more seriously and be seen by others in the same way.

Let’s look more closely at each sign and how you can best make use of this weekend’s Gemini new moon:

 

ARIES

This new moon truly offers you a chance to talk to yourself in a whole new way. Perhaps you’re not feeling like your life is in the place you imagined it would be. Well, that truly hinges on how you speak to yourself and what your mind tells you that you’re capable of achieving. It is that simple. If you can start telling yourself that you are a superstar, you will ultimately find yourself at the level of stardom you desire. So how do you begin? Look at the way you view yourself in relation to those you consider your family. More importantly, how do you communicate to them? Are you your most honest self or are there pieces hiding away? If you can express your truest self to those you consider home, then you can start to feel even more at home in every part of your life as well as in the spotlight.

 

TAURUS

Though I wouldn’t say you are the most materialistic sign in the zodiac, you are somewhat ruled by your attachment to money and nice things. So you can at times judge yourself based on your bank account or your belongings. This new moon wants to offer you a chance to stop seeing yourself through the lens of what you own. More so, it wants you to place less value on what it is you’re trying to do and more on why it is you’re trying to do it. If a project feels stalled or isn’t bearing the monetary fruit you were hoping for right now, then step back and remind yourself that it is bigger than you. And Rome wasn’t built in a day. You are trying to touch the people of the world in a large way. When you can think from that place, you can trust it a bit more and know that the Universe is guiding this ship, not you.

 

GEMINI

You have been cultivating a relationship with a new you for a few months now, and it’s now time to step up and own your new identity. There is no choice but to say goodbye to the times where you daydream about the person you want to be, the kind of career you want to have, and the man or woman you wish was in your arms. Hopefully, you have learned that you can’t sit back and just wait for the sky to open up and drop these things into your lap. You have to value yourself enough to say no to the bullshit you have allowed in and go for what it is you should believe you deserve. If you don’t believe that you deserve your utmost happiness, then you’re in for another long cycle of getting what you’ll take, and that is not gonna be cute.

 

CANCER

You should be feeling good these days. People want to talk to you and see you. They are excited by your ideas, and you should have a general sense that you’re outwardly expressing yourself in a concise, more honest way than you have before. Things are running more smoothly for you. Yay! So interestingly, this new moon is actually not about what’s going on in your external life, but rather with what’s going on within you. And I am not talking about the mind here. Gemini is a mental energy but our spirit also exists in that space. When we get intuitive messages of clarity, they can come in the form of inspired thoughts. Since you are having more interaction with others right now, make sure that everything you’re selling is coming from a pure place of intuition and isn’t being tainted by what you think others want to hear.

 

LEO

Of everyone in the zodiac, you should see yourself as a world-class celebrity. I mean, Madonna is your celebrity patron saint for crying out loud. And sure, you may be living loudly in the life you have carved out for yourself. But I want you to use this time to think about your life in a larger way. And more so, how can you be connecting to the world in a way that communicates who you are in a clearer way. Of course, there are two sides to every coin and you do have a soft, introspective side. So what expression of you can help to showcase both the star and the person behind the scenes? And how can you share that best so that it isn’t just your friends who are benefitting from it? Because I know you want a life that has you touching the people of the world. You just have to do something to gently remind yourself that you’re capable of doing so.

 

VIRGO

Is your genuine life purpose being expressed in the career that you have currently chosen for yourself? If so, then what can you do to amplify your work out into the world? The key is to focus on how what you have to offer can emotionally touch people. By talking to their hearts, others will feel compelled to connect with you. Now, if you are not connected to your life purpose in a way that feels interwoven with your chosen work, then you have to be feeling the mental clutter of “what am I doing with myself?” If that is the case, give yourself some gentle compassion and know that the answer lies within your mind. You just have to brave enough to say yes to the truth. You’re teaching, but you want to be singing? Then try to figure out how you can integrate what you love into what you do.

 

LIBRA

You are ripe for some real inspiration right now. Your life isn’t void of excitement, but it may be ready for a change of scenery. That could include some travel, but the takeaway should be that your mind is currently able to visit lands that it normally does not. It is excited to veer away from routine and encounter some new people and environments. And that’s whether you can get on a plane or not. Take some day trips or even just venture off into a new book for a day. Allow yourself to take a break from the norm and you will find that there is a personal breakthrough trying to happen for you. It may be a shift in your career, relationship, or home life, but it will come with an inspired enthusiasm for something new. And this will only invite a surprising but welcome change into your world.

 

SCORPIO

There is so much rebirth going on in your life right now, and it’s time to catch your mind up to the rest of your world. You have been rushing along with all the change and welcoming the challenges that have come your way, but you may still be looking at things through some old eyes. It is time for a mental upgrade to the 2.0. So take them college Ray-Bans off and put on some adult Tom Fords so you will look at life from a more successful, sophisticated perspective. That is ultimately who you are trying to be, right? All the work you’re doing is gearing you toward the more adult chapter of your life. However, look to see if you’re doing all this but then thinking to yourself, “Oh my God, what am I doing? I’m such a mess.” If so, then you’re not going to get very far. You have to give your mind the right to change along with everything else so you can completely own the new phase of your life.

 

SAGITTARIUS

Have you been communicating to those you love in the same way since the 1980’s? You may say, “I was born in 1993, so no.” But that could mean that you’re even more behind then you think. See, we can get stuck in a rut with how we talk to people. We think they know a certain version of us, or we think that we have to approach new people in the same way we did on the first day of a new job. It worked then for us, right? But we then forget to express our truest selves in the moment and feel like we have to work harder to keep presenting the person they met so long ago. And this can be so tiring. Try to be more present with how you offer yourself and make sure you aren’t putting on an act thinking you’re making it easier for everyone. You’re not. Now if you have grown past doing this in new social settings, you may just have some old relationships that are still operating in this way. It’s time to come clean and show these people the honest you. That way you can show yourself the honest you too.

CAPRICORN

This new moon wants you to analyze and ask some questions about the current state of your daily routine. Have you set up a life that is bogged down by too many unfulfilling things? Are you able to give yourself something healthy for your mind and body each day? Did you read that last sentence and ask yourself, “What does that mean?” If so, then you need to reorganize your day-to-day in a way that gives you more balance. Look to your most cherished relationships for inspiration. Who are those in your life that you admire most? How do they do it? In fact, ask them. Use your closest loved ones to figure out what matters to you most and then adjust accordingly. Sure, you may raise some eyebrows but who cares. It’s all going toward the greater good of you. And when you know that, you always operate at your best.

 

AQUARIUS

I want this new moon to be fun for you. That’s because there is a spiritual need to be inventive and/or artistic right now, and your creativity wants desperately to be ignited. So you have to clear out the mental cobwebs so that the inspiration can barrel through. Create an opportunity to let go and enjoy yourself in a freeing way. Try to avoid conflict and thinking about the “heavier aspects” of life. There is plenty of time for that. And if you can give yourself a little mental freedom, you may find that some of your newfound creativity comes in the form of solutions to your latest slew of problems. Money issues, relationship questions, and career quandaries could become a thing of the past if you forget they exist and trust that the Universe will guide you to fun solutions when you’re looking the other way.

 

PISCES

This year has been more hectic than your sensitive self is used to, and it could be taking its toll in the form of exhaustion and anxiety. So let’s use this new moon as a chance to restructure your foundation and give yourself a safe place to go home to. And actually beyond just safety, how about also infusing creativity, romance, and a bit of fun into it too. Start by looking directly at your home. Has it gone from being a place of inspiration to a crash pad lately? If not, then pat yourself on the back and use this new moon time to spend time there with a good journal or artistic project. You should be unloading some of your tension in a fun, creative way. However, if your house is a bit of a clutter-fuck, then you may need to put that energy toward clearing it out and crafting a space for yourself that doesn’t feel as convoluted and manic as the rest of your life may feel. This will only help you to take on the next batch of active experiences coming your way soon.

Astro Musings: Speak the Truth or Get Off the Pot!

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I am writing this from a Hacienda in Spain where my boyfriend and I are traveling for a wedding.  At the rehearsal dinner, one of the grooms and I were chatting about the full moon, which will be hitting directly just some hours after he and his partner exchange their vows.  “What does it mean?” he asked.  “It’s in Sagittarius”, I told him.  “Speak the truth.”  His eyes got very wide.  Later, as I sat on a poolside lounge chair staring up at the rising moon, his partner came over to ask how I was doing.  “I heard what you said about the full moon.  Speak the truth you said.”  I nodded.  “That’s all you can do with this one.”  He also widened his eyes with the weight of that proposition.  Before we could get too much farther into it, we were interrupted and the conversation shifted.  But I was left to think that these two want to take this task on.  I mean, it’s their wedding.  The whole point is to stand up before your family and friends and state the honest to God truth about your feelings for the one you love.  And before a gay wedding, there has already been so much “coming clean” that has lead up to the event that the party should be the easy part.  (Or at least as easy as any wedding can be.)  But being honest is scary.  And most times, being honest to others isn’t as hard as being honest to your self.

This Sagittarius full moon is all about releasing your enlightened truth out into the world.  Sometimes we speak and think that we are speaking from our truth, but we’re actually not.  Instead, what we’re really doing is just talking to get through a situation.  We are talking for the sake of it rather than connecting to our more divine self and allowing our words to be guided from that place.  See, this full moon wants our spirit’s to be involved which makes honesty even harder to do.  Because of the current Gemini energy at play, our brains are also operating at a higher level right now, which means we can sometimes talk ourselves into believing a truth that isn’t entirely the case.  So, right now, we must work harder at connecting to our deeper selves so that we can be sure that our hearts and souls are involved along with our minds in making decisions.  Because we can make good decisions right now that can lead to sustainable paths for our current goals.  Again, it comes down to truth.

What area in your life needs your utmost truth right now?  Perhaps you are covering up the truth with thoughts like “It’s all gonna be alright” or “I’m fine” or “I don’t really believe that, I’m just being silly or fucking around” when you really want to be curling up in a ball and saying “Lord God, help me.”  Or you’re just not dealing with it at all and letting booze, drugs, or a fake relationship squash the pain.  You could also be facing it but feel that you’re struggling with the challenge.  Again, I ask you to turn to truth.

Come out of hiding about the truth of who you are.  Don’t be afraid to feel what you feel and speak what you know in your core to be true.  Show others the thoughts that exist behind the closed door of your mind.  And most importantly, be willing to tell yourself that you accept you with complete and utter love.  If you need to be a freak, so be it.  If you are afraid your friends won’t get it, fuck them.  If you’re partner doesn’t know something about you, share it now.  Because like begets like.  So enlightenment begets enlightenment.  And if you illuminate yourself, then you illuminate your world.  The lights on the path go on, and you can see more clearly where you need to go to make your dreams a reality.  And you can’t deny the truth of a situation because it is lit up for the whole world to see.  Yes, sometimes the truth is scary and painful, but it’s the only way to your personal destiny.  And if you’re reading this, I know that your goal is to find that destiny.

Let’s get a more specific sense of where in your life this could be affecting you:

ARIES

The truth of your ideas is rather strong right now.  You’re getting into close connection with some divine inspiration, so honor that the inspired bursts invading your mind are worth elevating out into the world.  In fact, see yourself as a teacher of sorts and dole out wisdom as you see fit.  You have a sweet innocence to you that allows your truth telling to seem not as invasive as it could coming from others.  So people will be drawn to gathering your insights.  Just make sure that you also stay open enough to gather knowledge from others you come into contact with too.  Nobody like a know-it-all.

 

TAURUS

How committed have you been to the spiritual breakthrough that has been trying to move through you?  You may be talking a good game and giving it time when it’s convenient, but you may need to notch it up a level.  In fact, your guides want you to be putting your money where your mouth is.  If you value your internal life so much, then why are you letting things like money, fear of lack or scarcity, or relationship woes make your decisions for you?  It’s time to turn inward like you never have before and give yourself over to faith in a bigger way.  And if you think you have, re-evaluate the role your mind is playing in it.  Because you may be moving through the motions of a new you while your mind is still buried in the past of “I’m scared.”

 

GEMINI

You are coming into yourself and really getting a stronger sense of who you are and what you need to be happy.  So during this full moon, make sure that your closest relationships are reflecting all of that.  You have to be willing to stand up to the people in your life who may not be giving you all that you deserve.  Or more importantly, you may have to first stand up to yourself and say that you are tired of not giving you all that you deserve.  Apologize to yourself for not always being there for you and for giving yourself over too easily to less than perfect situations.  That will then highlight the others in your life who need the same talking to.

 

CANCER

It’s time to let go of the tired routine.  It’s not helping you in any way to break new ground in the areas you are looking to forge change.  How can you best break out of your rut?  If you haven’t taken a trip lately, then get thee to an airport and shift your usual surroundings for a few days.  Even just get into the car or on a bus and go somewhere nearby that still feels out of the ordinary.  This will help you see that what you have is stale and what things or people in your life can go to make room for the new.  Because right now, you need the new.  So the more honest you can become about that, the easier it will be to get excited for what’s to come.

 

LEO

How “you” are you right now?  You know: fiery, creative, dynamic, strong, a leader?  Are you following in any way?  Are you trying to fit into the status quo in some area of your life just to feel a sense of security?  Well let me tell you that if you are, you are doing yourself a major disservice.  Right now, you have the opportunity to be burning down outdated structures of yourself with your power and bringing to life some new exciting projects.  In fact, you have the ability to birth so much right now that I would say a baby may be in your future, if you want it.  If you don’t, then be careful and direct that energy towards the type of powerful babies you want to have right now: your projects and ideas.

 

VIRGO

You haven’t been at home with yourself in a while.  Sure, you may have a family or a nice place to live, but have you been truly at home with who you are in some time?  Look to your career and whether it is fulfilling your life purpose at this time.  If it is, then how can you lay the foundation to better amplify your work out there into the world?  If it isn’t representing you and your main goals, then ask yourself why you’re not allowing yourself to be at one with your core being.  Are you letting those Virgo practicalities get in the way of manifesting your greatest vision?  Do you believe that you can truly be grounded and still do what you love?  It’s time to let go of the fear around that and go boldly where no Virgo has gone before: the unknown.

 

LIBRA

I have been reading the most amazing book by Richard Tarnas called “Cosmos and Psyche”, and he was just telling about Jung and his works on synchronicity.  Jung believed wholeheartedly in the idea that the Universe is speaking to us through signs and symbols in our daily lives, and I believe it is doing it for you Libran’s right now in a big way.  Since this full moon is going off like an inspiration bomb in your head, I want you to take note of all the thoughts that come into it at this time.  What sticks?  What continues to return and poke you toward action?  If something lingers, it may be spirit trying to tell you something.

 

SCORPIO

What do you value most in life?  Friends?  Your career?  Your relationship?  Your freedom?  Whatever it is, the Universe wants you to make some sort of monetary investment toward it to show that you mean business when you think about what you love.  You see, your self-worth can sometimes get too caught up in the little things, so you forget to gauge yourself based on what really matters in your world.  So make a symbolic tithe toward something that’s important for the next chapter of your life.  It doesn’t have to be huge – just something to show yourself and others what is meaningful and that it’s time to take your future more seriously.

 

SAGITTARIUS

You are the truth seeker, but you come with a fiery force.  It’s time to put the fire down and open your heart up to the powerful moonlight.  Let that full moon radiate into the core of your being and allow it to illuminate your vulnerability.  That is what ultimately wants to shine forth when your personal truth is on the line.  And right now, it is.  And you are not being entirely honest with yourself about what that personal truth is and where it comes from.  I am not talking about the truth of a decision that needs to be made.  I am talking about the truth behind the truth.  So you must engage yourself on a deeper level and get behind the music of what’s really going on.  Until you can be truly honest with yourself about a situation, you will not have the proper answer and could make a foolish mistake.

 

CAPRICORN

The key to your truth lies inside of your dreams.  What images have your subconscious been steering you toward?  How can you get them out of your head and better understand what your spirit is trying to tell you?  I would also take note of the dreams you have in your waking life, because that is also paramount in understanding this next phase of your life.  What did you always want to be when you grew up?  What did the perfect partner, home, career look like and are you living it now?  If not, then you have to be honest with yourself that you perhaps settled for less and do the work to get yourself closer to the goal you planted in your heart so many years ago.

 

AQUARIUS

How are you helping the world?  When I think of Aquarius, I always think of Oprah, who is the quintessential example of your sign.  She cares deeply about helping others, but she wants you to always remember who did the helping.  I wonder if your life is currently lacking some of the humanitarian aspects.  When you can be of service to others and the world around, and do so without expecting reward, the Universe can then reward you in ways that you least expect it.  But you have to let go of trying to attain the outcome so that the Universe has opportunity to welcome it in.  If you’re too busy standing in front of the door looking for your ship to come in, there’s no way for anything to get into the room.  So go outside and do some work that benefits those less fortunate.  That way, you can get out of the way in a manner that is true to the core of who you are, so that then your next chapter can finally have room to begin.

 

PISCES

You are the dreamer, the one who taps into the Universal consciousness and awakens the truth of spirit.  That is a big task so no wonder you like to just bury yourself in busy things or booze to help quell the responsibility.  But right now, you have to take on responsibility in a larger way because the truth of your life purpose is being illuminated.  Do you know what you’re supposed to be doing to make your mark on this world?  Are you wasting your time or letting fear keep you from actually making it a reality?  Well then, use this full moon energy to declare to the heavens what you are here to do and allow yourself to be fearlessly honest.  The Pisces can sometimes be too passive to be entirely brave, but now is the time.

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