Our moon near Aldebaran tonight!

Astro-update for 01/24/18


If you have ever faced  death and  come super close to it , then you probably remember feeling more alive at that time then ever! I know this feeling and  part of the  message I get  now with Mars in it’s last days of Scorpio and Mercury conjunct Pluto Ruler of Scorpio . … …… is to put your magic ancient snorkel on, and go ahead ……..dive into your obsessional thoughts today…we almost can’t help it anyway . If you have died and come back, then you still have to embrace the rawness and emotional of authentic humanness! The Universe is cheering us on  to communicate from, and listen to  the depth of our souls!  As Caroline Casey says,( and I agree) :We only possess the power of insight when we give it expression. So getting fascinated with your own psyche and pathology and obsessions is right on today especially if we convert it to power or empowerment through artful,ritualistic expression. So do a dance,make an alter, laugh at yourself in the mirror, speak the unspeakable today….we are supported fully !! There are parts of all of us changing costumes and rolls…in getting super into the core of  this transforming, we are asked: What must we die to, lest we die from!!! Moon in Taurus today…..likes to take time and chew on things….needs to get comfortable with feeling the rawness …the extreme!!!!  So I see a huge Taurean Bull with a snorkel and gear…….maybe he has an oxygen tank and gear for the deep sea diving…he knows he needs to take his time with this and fully enjoy it while he can, as he uncovers the most valuable treasure of his wild primal core, his own life force connection, and brings it up from the deep. As the Bull  starts to dig into what  seems to be a messy, gory gooey, stench ridden muck of fiercely extreme poison down at the deepest part of the ocean floor……he slowly realizes this is where the most fertile space is!…then he slowly brings up the hidden treasure!  it may not be a huge diamond that he come up with, and he may or may not show it to the world, it is his and now he holds it and is learning to experience the infinite influence of that which is hidden, and invisible!

Astro update for 01/22/18

  •  Wyrd literally means “that which has turned” or “that which has become.” It carries the idea of “turned into” in both the sense of becoming something new and the sense of turning back to an original starting point. In metaphysical terms, wyrd embodies the concept that everything is turning into something else while both being drawn in toward and moving out from its own origins.Thus, we can think of wyrd as a process that continually works the patterns of the past into the patterns of the present.
  • Wyrd is the unfolding of our personal destiny. It has sometimes been translated into modern English as “fate.” But it is much deeper than that. It does not see our lives as “pre-determined.” Rather, it is an all-encompassing view which connects us to all things, thoughtsemotions, events in the cosmos as if through the threads of an enormous, invisible but dynamic web. Today, scientists know intellectually that all things are interconnected. But the power of Wyrd is to realise this in our inner being, and to know how to use it to manifest our personal destiny.
    Today, through a deep connection with wyrd, we are inspired to see our lives in a new and empowering way. It restores our experience of the healing power of lovenature and creativity. It is about letting into our lives the guidance of an extended universe of spirit. It brings ancient wisdom together with modern science in the service of enhancing our lives, and the integrity of our human presence on the planet.

  • Wyrd existed before the Gods and will exist after them. Yet wyrd lasts only for an instant, because it is the constant creation of the forces. Wyrd is itself, constant change, like the seasons, yet because it is created at every instant it is unchanging, like the still center of a whirlpool.
    The pattern of wyrd is like the grain in wood, or the flow of a stream, it is never repeated in exactly the same way. But the threads of wyrd pass through all things and we can open ourselves to its pattern by observing the ripples as it passes by.

    • Brian Bates, in The Way of the Wyrd : Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer (1983)
  • Nothing may happen without wyrd, for it is present in everything, but wyrd does not make things happen. Wyrd is created at every instant, and so wyrd is the happening.
    • Brian Bates, in The Way of the Wyrd : Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer (1983)
  • The threads of wyrd are a dimension of ourselves that we cannot grasp with words. We spin webs of words, yet wyrd slips through like the wind. The secrets of wyrd do not lie in our word-hoards, but are locked in the soul. We can only discern the shadows of realitywith our words, whereas our souls are capable of encountering the realities of wyrd directly. This is why wyrd is accessible to the sorcerer: the sorcerer sees with his soul, not with eyes blinkered by the shape of words.
    Do not live your life searching around for answers in your word-hoard. You will find only words to rationalize your experience. Allow yourself to open to wyrd and it will cleanse, renew, change, and develop your casket of reasonYour word-hoard should serve your experience, not the reverse.

    • Brian Bates, in The Way of the Wyrd : Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer (1983)
  • Wyrd is too vast and too complex, for us to comprehend, for we are ourselves, part of wyrd and cannot stand back to observe it as if it were a separate force. Just as fisherman cannot see the full extent of the seas, so even a sorcerer cannot view the totality of wyrd.
    • Brian Bates, in The Way of the Wyrd : Tales of an Anglo-Saxon Sorcerer (1983)
  • All our lives are locked together in the shimmering world of wyrd in which all things are enmeshed and connected to one another by the threads of wyrd. ….The wyrd sisters spin the web of wyrd and weave the loom of life, they do not thereby determine it … the wyrd sisters simply express the will of wyrd. And so do we. We cannot control our lives, because we too are inseparable aspects of wyrd and express its will. But this is not the same as saying our life is determined. Rather, it is saying we live like an ocean voyager, trimming our sails to the winds and tides of wyrd as we skim across the waters of life. And cresting the waves of wyrd is something that happens at every instant. The pattern of life is not woven ahead of time, like cloth to be worn later as a tunic. Rather, life is woven at the very instant you live it.

Flute, voice and drum song prayer for all people!

The song on both these recordings were inspired by the times we are in and the Moon  now in inventive Aquarius, speaking to me of sharing through the air element in this way. They are a prayer for Humanity at this time to wake up and know that we are all here in time of testing and sweeping change…..to remember in our bones and from our ancestors, back beyond the history books …..back before and through the last 5000 yrs or so of patriarchy, and gradual forgetting. If you are on the Earth…know that she is evolving also, and if we can’t attune ourselves well I don’t know but ….she may not put up with too much more! But she loves us and hope’s  that we can all  remember our connection to the divine and to all the beings on the earth…human, animal, plant, water…all of nature that is intrinsic with our lives.   Living and being in  thanks for this great experience of aliveness brings huge awareness and healing!  Not to mention joy!

We haven’t had Planets in air for a while, and so with all the planets in Capricorn and Scorpio and Neptune in  Pisces Uranus in Aries …well it is refreshing to have a bit of ECCENTRC WIND, with Moon in Aquarius for a couple days, speaking to us of revolutionary  change into inclusiveness and diversity….for as distorted, twisted and convoluted as some of the realities are, we are still all part of the human family. When we bring ourselves up and clean our selves from the fear, power, greed, shame, guilt, and all of that we help others transform as well!  “Inventive ways for our home and living” are words that just came to me in regard to the Moon in Aquarius also.

Tomorrow, sister Moon touches on the South Node in Aquarius. The South Node  is the old patterns, and the Karmic trend out. Well, we ARE moving into the age of Aquarius, but we also  being reminded to show up in person knowing our own heart and souls, to help shine  light  through  the sweeping cultural changes that we are all a part of now! We are all needed now!  We all have something to give and share…. ! It is also showing us how “group think” can be extremely dangerous to totally emerge in , if not really connecting with our own soul …our own heart. Humans are tricky like that…we can do great things in groups and also be totally diverted from our heart centers in the process…..like the  people during Hitlers reign.  Hopefully we have moved to  higher level of consciousness awareness by now, but there are so may subtle distractions that we have gotten programmed with.  Let’s not be bamboozled any more!!!   It is so great to see the women’s marches and the Golden globe speech. Everywhere I turn I see people healing these ages of wounds , learning natural ways and dealing with their fears, and really wanting to know the purpose of their lives! People are expressing and allowing  their creativity to shine and really wanting to give and share their gifts !  That is what the awareness is about in these next 2 days also with the Moon  opposite the North Node in Leo. It is about shining your light, and sharing what is inside you!  If you think you have nothing to share…think again!!  Just the sharing of your feelings and being honest can be so warming and welcome to another person who has been afraid to, but now feels courage and connection  because of it! It is now the time of finding what is common among groups also. What I mean is, that it isn’t about this group is better than that one …it is about how much is in common and how can we ALL support EVERYONE by being who we really are and shining it !!! Wow it really is what I call the time of the Great Remembering!  As I fully embody and bring the experience from the memory of my core, step by step, and more fully into body, I can be much more effective, expressive, fearless and joyful ! This is some of the incredible Cappricorn energy right now working it’s mojo!  This is true for all of us, especially now. And if we but ask, and take the time to learn to listen…well there are so many helpers now!!  Astrology is full of wise beings that always point us back to our Earth, because that is where we are in the big picture. What about  the smaller equally important view ?!   Well; hmmmmm………… now we can see  our naked bones dancing!


01/12/18 Moon giving us hope

Mercury joins up with Saturn today helping us think very seriously about necessary steps toward our ambitions, and how to step wisely and cautiously.  As we are in the midst of transforming, we realize that has to mean letting go of something…ideas, ways of thinking, living etc.  The Moon in Sagittarius helps us in spirit feel the purpose for it all!


Super conjunction of Pluto, The Sun and Venus in Capricorn today! Mars in  intense and passionate Scorpio feeding it energy, for illumination of difficult subjects ….and this of course requires relating and discussion. It can be sweet as well as sour. Everyone has cans of worms that are opening, and this is part of the necessary transformation we are going through on the planet….deep inside us with our own issues of power and respect, as well as outer issues of respect for our environment, and empowerment issues of all kinds! Moon goes into deep intense Scorpio also at about 4:30 pm Eastern time also, bringing concentrated sensitivity to condensed emotions.  Be aware that it is really all of us together transforming as we let the worms come out to breath !!






As she seems to step lightly into Libra today, our Moon s intent for harmony will be challenged by a profound and powerful urge, that cannot be denied or even totally refused today. She runs into a challenge of responsibility with the stern gate keeper of time Saturn in Capricorn.  Jupiter and Mars in Scorpio are like a hot hidden cauldron of steam, inside a secret mountain. And  Pluto, ruler of Scorpio who brings us to the core power of truth together with the Sun and Venus Capricorn ..all very serious as they listen to the voice of the volcano singing from deep. They can feel the rumbling, smell the fumes…hear the bubbling moans.   Mercury and Uranus and the North node all in  a Fire trine….dancing in sacred ceremony for the journey begins!  All the mystical wild ones, the coyote and the fairies  might all come out today as the weird seems comfortable and the normal brilliant! It feels so much like Frodo and the Lord of the Rings!!   I thought to myself ” Neptune must be a player here as well…we have to have the mystical fog!”  Of course Jupiter is still in trine with Neptune…and Mars pushing Jupiter to the hilt ……let’s just say there is a fine line between what we call madness or sanity! And Neptune is the master of absolute union with the Divine….as well as illusion!  For some reason  this song by Crosby Stills and Nash and Young comes to me……..”and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the Garden”.  Looks to me, like we might first need to transform through an epic journey  of unparalleled proportions  and  make it back to the Shire!  Our Shire is full of gardens!