. . . becoming your destiny—sept. 11th 2016

Came across this quote yesterday as I lazily surfed online. I have read it dozens of times, as most of you probably have, too. Only this time, its wisdom lined up nicely with what I am seeing in the current sky.

“Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

Line by line breakdown:

  • thoughts into words–>Virgo Sun conjunct a retrograde Virgo Mercury trining Capricorn Moon conjunct Pluto
  • words into action–>Sagittarius Mars squaring the Sun/Mercury conjunction
  • actions into habits–>Libra Venus squaring the Moon/Pluto conjunction
  • habits into character–>tight Sagittarius Saturn square to Pisces Neptune
  • character into destiny–>Virgo/Pisces nodal axis tied into Saturn, Pluto and Neptune

Virgo is practical—good ol’ everyday nitty-gritty. The brain working with the nuts and bolts of hands in dirt. A retrograde Mercury in its own sign is a blessing—a reflective opportunity to get completely clear on what tricks your mind plays on you. Those little whispers are your greatest tool or your greatest liability.

Allow the intense feeling wisdom of Moon conjunct Pluto to be the guide.

Pay attention to the beginning.

How do your thoughts nourish you?  How do they sabotage you?  Are you proud of the result of those little seedlings?

Lona

tarot tales: the Page of Swords

This past Sunday was my paternal Grandma’s 101st birthday. She has been gone 9 years now, but all the same. I had a feeling my next tarot story would be about her and sure enough . . .

fa3882c972a41dceca1260d99d704197

 

Page of Swords

  • Minor Arcana—intellectual/immature energy
  • astrology: the Air signs
  • numerology:
  • basic themes: messenger of challenge and an opportunity for growth

 

I was always upsetting her. Of course, I was a willful child, rebellious and sassy.

She was from a very different time—we had little in common.

She came of age during the Depression; I am a child of the 80’s and teen of the 90’s.

Different as different could be.

Continue reading

september 9th-11th—a furious inner excitement

“a certain climate of excitement of the mind . . . people with spirit,   a furious inner excitement, a burning flame within . . .” 

—Werner Herzog on what it takes

For most of this work week, we get to experience some outer planet love brought up close and personal with the help of Mercury, Venus, the Sun and Moon. (Mars gets some action on the weekend!)  It will be bit of a roller coaster, dipping low, then rocketing high, only to level out to a comfortable, real world stability.

Before we get started, I want to remind all that Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, the Moon’s Nodes and Chiron are currently retrograde and that means almost half the energy in the heavens has an introspective bend to it—a pensive ardor.

8yearsAlright, shall we?

On Tuesday the 9th, Libra Mercury squares Capricorn Pluto Rx.    This is Cardinal Air knocking against Cardinal Earth.  Square energy is tense with an imminent need to do something about it.  The common thread for the day will be raw communication.  More than a few of us may get pulled in to a pit viper debate to the death.  Libra likes to chat and mingle and certainly won’t shy away from a lively battle of words and there is precious little flowery about Pluto.  Cardinal signs expect to be in control, so there will likely be a twinge of suspicion floating around about who is actually wearing the pants in a given situation.  The temptation to go for the jugular will be palpable.  Not much room today for the flexible and sensitive.

But having been forewarned, you could forego the negative above and use this mojo to initiate (Cardinal) a brilliant idea you’ve been pondering.  Use the Libra to balance and level, then put the Capricorn to use vetting a worthy structure of operation.  Or you can have a sincere intellectually riveting conversation or two about the state of humanity and our place in making it better.  Blunt isn’t bad, if the time has come.  Could go either way.

Hold tight, because Wednesday will be night and day from the previous 24 hours.  It’s looking to be the highlight of the week, with 3 exhilarating events.

Continue reading

on the brink—september 8th—the harvest supermoon

This month’s Full Moon is occurring along the Virgo/Pisces axis.  It is the third and final SuperMoon of 2014.  Native American’s call the Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox, the Harvest Moon.  And the stars point to it being nothing short of a catharsis.

On Monday, September 8th the Virgo Sun will move into opposition with the Moon at 15° Pisces.  But not before Luna forms a Yod with Capricorn Pluto Rx  and Leo Jupiter.  And shortly after, the Full Moon dynamic will bring the healing powers of Chiron and the genius of Uranus into the fray.

To be quite honest, this is one of my personal favorite axes.  Not to mention with it being ‘super,’ there is so much potential written all over this event.  I am excited!

The Harvest Super Moon is gearing up to be an opportunity to utilize good ol’fashioned ingenuous humor to release long held emotional injuries.

Here’s the breakdown:

The Sun has been in Virgo for about 2 weeks.  We are well initiated in the Maiden’s modus operandi—hard work, details, critiquing the varnish off the walls—I kid.  During the New Moon in Virgo, we were asked to get real.  Now we get the opportunity to round out Virgo practicality with Piscean transcendence.  We are harvesting what we have sown.

Oppositions, especially of the Full Moon variety are a bridge between two polar archetypes.  This month we are given the chance to find balance among mutable energy—an Earth Sun and Water Moon, where the ocean meets the shore.  Where your toes are wet but your feet are still on the ground, just skirting the edge of the fluid depths. The Virgo/Pisces axis marks the ending and beginning of a journey. We are being asked to adapt and mutate if need be—to get our shit together in the physical plane (Virgo) as well as the spiritual plane (Pisces).

We are on the brink . . .

Continue reading

september 3rd—the light working with the dark

Wednesday, September 3rd, the Virgo Sun trines Capricorn Pluto Rx at the 11th degree.

If there is one thing Earth signs need in this life, it’s WORK.    Wherever this affects your chart—today will be a great day to get your workaholic on!!

Although, the 3rd is the day of the exact trine, this configuration has been gaining strength for the last week and will fade into next week, so there is plenty time to use it fully.  And you are most likely already experiencing it.

So, whenever the Sun and Pluto meet up, there is an increase in power and passion.  The ability to pursue one’s goals is accentuated and your capacity to concentrate on minute details will be emphasized.  Additionally, you will be given the chance to shine light (Sun) on the darker (Pluto) facets underscored by the placement of this alignment.

Continue reading

august 29th—great day to have a beer

This Friday, August 29th, our Virgo Sun will oppose Pisces Neptune.

Neptune will be in Pisces, the sign he rules, until 2025.

Long time.

So, for the next decade, once a year, the Planet of Illusion will be opposing the Solar Maiden Queen sometime late August through late September.

What does it mean when planets oppose each other along the Virgo/Pisces axis?

Well, it’s all detailed minutia vs. ethereal dreams.

Order vs. chaos.  Service vs. devotion.

Nitty gritty dirt on your hands vs. head lost in the clouds.

All the planning that has been swirling around, all the cleaning you have been in the middle of, all those details that need to be figured out and set into motion . . .

All the nervous Mercurial energy that has been pumped into life the last couple days . . .

Well . . .

After a hard week working that Virgo practical magic, give yourself permission to take a break.

Just a short little break.

Give the God of the Sea his due.

Go get a buddy and get yourselves a beer.

(And if you don’t partake, get yourself to a movie—Neptune rules those, too)

Lona

new moon, august 25th—the virgin gets real

August 25th, the Moon pays a visit to the Sun in the sign of Virgo.

New Moons are the chance to get a new perspective or initiate action on the area of your chart housing the conjunction.  It comes once a month, is in a different house and they are a supurb way to tweek your life toward the most badass you.

It is Virgo time!!  This sign is practical, efficient and organized.  No other Moon will give you the energy to make real world, real time changes where they are needed.  This is not the emotional headiness of Pisces or the take no prisoners power of Aries—this is roll your sleeves up and get that garage cleaned out magnificence!!!

Continue reading