Happy 2020 to you, and Epiphany, too (the latter, just past on one calendar and upcoming on another - either way, it's a really good theme for the Energies of Now). Were you happy to see the 2019 calendar-year come... Continue Reading →
Greetings, my friends! It's that time - Black (Madonna) Friday, the gateway to the Season of Lights, gratitude, and appreciation; and the sometimes (okay, often) scary Holiday Shopping Season. What's more, we're still navigating some amplified, sometimes challenging astro-energetic transits... Continue Reading →
Yes, I do mean what you think I mean by "sanctimonious a**es." It made sense to get right to it, rather than hedge with more gentle, round-about language, since I noticed a theme arising. 'Tis the season, in line with... Continue Reading →
"An awakened heart is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be honored, protected, and expressed, with all of the fierceness of the regal Lioness and Lion." In these days and times, an awakened heart -- individually... Continue Reading →
We've had, and are in the midst of, some energy and theme shifts in recent weeks and days. On May 15th, humanity's maverick, rule-bending champion, Prometheus, returned to the Garden on the New Moon to join a Posse of the... Continue Reading →
I originally wrote this musing in April 2016, when the Taurus Mysteries were rising on the wheel of the year. Then I revisited the Venus-Rising theme, when the Libra Mysteries -- the other zodiac archetype ruled by Venus - were... Continue Reading →
Have you noticed a bit of a change in (inner and outer) atmosphere in recent days? For several weeks, we enjoyed (or not) a concentration of those flowing (or snowing) Piscean energies in the macro-sphere, as Venus and Mercury joined... Continue Reading →
Happy Imbolc, and Candlemas (read more about this ancient seasonal festival in my recent Sophia's Children musing on it)! (And Happy Lughnasadh to friends where it's Summer!) How have you experienced these last few weeks, with the Full Moon/Super Moon... Continue Reading →
Once again, the Cosmic Symphony will feature some potent Galactic Center-empowered play as we move through this month and cross the threshold of the year-end Holy Days and into a fresh new calendar year. I've been receiving a flurry of... Continue Reading →
Much has been written about yesterday’s full lunar eclipse of the sun, which was seen in all of its full glory along the totality path from Oregon to South Carolina in the United States. Even now, in modern-day writings, we... Continue Reading →
In Dark-of-the-Moon-esque times, we rest into and align with the very Lunar, receptive, reflective energy of the coming New Moon in the very waters ruled by Luna. And then some. Tending, nurturing, slowing, receiving, rejuvenating, listening, dreaming, visioning, flowing, loving.... Continue Reading →
There are musings, themes, writings, and offerings in the creative cauldron, bubbling away and readying for emergence in these curious times ... stay tuned. For now ... Fire & Honey 'Medicine'. First, the Fire bit. That'd be one key theme... Continue Reading →
"There is mystery at the heart of what holds us together, expressed in shared symbols, stories and experiences." ~ Brigidine Sisters We enter into the Mysteries of Imbolc, Candlemas, or Fèill Bhrìghde. As I've mentioned in previous musings, Imbolc-Candlemas has... Continue Reading →
I received a fabulous email from a new reader who was drawn by the word-morph Sophiastology and wanted to know how I came up with it ... and how it differs from traditional astrology First ... I love hearing from... Continue Reading →
Any time that the Scorpio Mysteries are afoot -- as they are with this New Moon, as well as whenever the depths, the lengthening nights, or other deep-Mystery phases and cycles are more noticeable -- we are in the liminal... Continue Reading →
The beautiful moon is waxing into fullness, and that full, ripe moon occurs just past midnight on Sunday morning (EDT). Using the language of astrology for the energy and archetype signatures: This full moon joins Uranus in Aries ... fire... Continue Reading →
I wrote recently about Mars coming out of its retrograde, cave time, and vision quest (June 29). With Mars in the archetypal Scorpion-or-Phoenix zone just the now, additional key shadow possibilities include the hoarding-witholding typical of the Taurus-Scorpio shadow. With... Continue Reading →
Mars, the planet and archetypal energy of raw life-force, brash Yang, passion, and momentum stationed direct after its retrograde vision-quest cave-time that started in mid-April. In mythology, the only time Mars did cave time was when he was with his... Continue Reading →
There are several 'big energy' activations and/or life-milestone cycles underway just now. Here's a snapshot, and I have a few specific updates on the writing roster for a couple of these. The shifts and fluxes in the shared energy field... Continue Reading →
Just when you thought it might be safe to go back into the water, another wave from the Zap Zone. As we know, though, where there's friction and agitation -- where there be monsters -- there's the potential for creativity... Continue Reading →
The momentum resumes. Or some of it, anyway, with Jupiter leading the way.
Here’s a fresh update on the ‘great benefic’, the Keepers of the Flame, and the Phoenixing Mission … for those who choose to dive in and rise to the occasion.
Big Love (and courageous Phoenixing),
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“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.”
~ Gospel of Thomas, Saying 70
“The hope of the world lies in the restoration of the ancient magic that is part of your lineage.” ~ Steve Nelson
(Updated on May 11, 2016 from original August 2015 article)
As Jupiter continues to emanate its expanding archetypal-energy essence from the earthy-Feminine Virgoan fields,we may find remedy for what ails us (and culture) in the authentic service of the ‘my cup overfloweth’ variety.
Or by Phoenixing, but more on that in a bit.
First, The Service Thing. Then the Gen-X Phoenix Thing, though non-Gen-Xers may well recognize some…
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The Energies of Now are taking on more Fire, where we’ve had an ocean of Water in recent weeks, though the sensitive, watery, tidal essence of the Neptunian-Piscean is still very much in play.
That said, it’s good to note that Fire and Water create steam, or hydro-thermal baths, or boiling water, or doused passion, etc. … actually, and metaphorically speaking.
So lest we Go All Mars (Fire) and bubble over, or get too steamy (in less than helpful ways), or feel like there’s still a wet blanket on our energy and passion, here’s an Energies of Now update.
Fire and Water will continue to be foremost elements in the Energies of Now, so this is a timely reminder … and an Orienteering clue-guide as well.
What’s bubbling for (and in) you?
Read on, and see what stirs into your awareness.
Wishing you happy and wise navigating as we ready for a new season … and a new (astro and seasonal) year’s Vision Quest and Hero/ine’s Journey.
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noun od·ys·sey ˈä-də-sē
: a long journey full of adventures
: a series of experiences that give knowledge or understanding to someone
1: a long wandering or voyage usually marked by many changes of fortune
2: an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest (Merriam-Websters Dictionary)
Sounds like life, doesn’t it — the long journey full of adventures, changing fortunes, new understandings, and gravitas-creating wisdom?
Or so we would hope, in any case.
We’re each on our very own Odyssey, and we’re on a collective Odyssey, too, in these wild and wily transformative times.
The mythic-astrology language for the archetypal energies at work now includes:
• Neptune in Pisces,
• Uranus in Aries,
• Pluto in Capricorn — and their epic ‘square’, waning but still in effect, and
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There is deep wisdom in aligning with the energy and spirit of the season ... of Nature's rhythms, with which are bodies are strongly evolved to orient towards (or suffer from the cultural dissociation with Natural rhythms!). There's also a wisdom and mythic quality associated with Imbolc, and other important archetypal energies and milestones as the wheel of the year turns. What inspiration and deep restoration awaits you at this time of the year ... or any time that Imbolc-Bhrigdhe wisdom might spark the fires of inspiration within you?
“If you can keep your head when all about you people are losing theirs and blaming it on you…” ~ Rudyard Kipling You know how there are those times when people seem to be more on the edge than usual... Continue Reading →