Transits & Forecasts

New Moon in Leo, July 23, 2017 – Naked and Warm

Artwork by A. Andrew Gonzalez -
Artwork by A. Andrew Gonzalez –

Becoming who we are destined to be is, more often than not, a tortuous, torturous journey, filled with heights, lows, pain, bliss, transformation. It’s a journey many choose to endure in order to give birth to themselves, yet many more prefer to ditch the dangers, defeats and hardships of this process, and remain in their own comfort zone.

Transits & Forecasts

Mars enters Leo, July 20, 2017 – Absolutego

"Dramatis Personae", by Qistina Khalidah -
“Dramatis Personae”, by Qistina Khalidah –

When was the last time you felt alive, vibrant, fully aligned with your heart’s desires?
Our inner fire needs to be fed, nurtured, revered – at times, revived, especially when all the injustice in the world, all the low vibrational realities we encounter, all the life-sucking entities we deal with, threaten to extinguish it.

Transits & Forecasts

Full Moon in Capricorn, July 9, 2017 – Ask the Mountains

Photography by Brooke Shaden -
Photography by Brooke Shaden –

We’re currently a few days away from the Capricorn Full Moon, arriving on July 9, at 4:07 AM UTC / 12:06 AM EDT (17 degrees 09 minutes), yet the intensity has been building up since much earlier. It’s no coincidence that this poignant plenilune happens in conjunction to Pluto, Lord of the Underworld – a communion that foreshadows scenarios of radical transformation and deep (not just) emotional purging.  

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Venus enters Gemini, July 5, 2017 – Butterfly Culture

Photography by Melvin Sokolsky -
Photography by Melvin Sokolsky –

Gemini’s core teaching that critical thinking requires a questioning mind should not be underestimated. Before Sagittarius’ heroic identification with morals and – sometimes – dogmas, there’s Gemini’s awareness that we can only succeed as (free) thinkers, as long as we ask the right questions.

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Chiron stations Retrograde, June 30, 2017 – Guiding the Pain

"Sebastian II" (detail), by Hedi Xandt -
“Sebastian II” (detail), by Hedi Xandt –

Emotional healing work is cyclical. It takes time, and patience; our own personal evolution doesn’t spare us from revisiting old issues time and again, so that we can see them through different eyes and deal with them in more mature, responsible ways. It takes self-forgiveness, because, at times, this cyclical route might feel like failure – like being trapped in the same old schemes, not really going anywhere. It takes courage, because the very act of re-opening old wounds can trigger feelings of frustration and despair.