Full Moon Leo – Alarums and Excursions

Originally published on AstroGeek’s Skywatch under the pen name Morrigan.


I title this reading “The Fox vs the Wolf:  Full moon in drama, 2016.”

SUN  Queen of Disks

MOON  Prince of Wands

MERCURY  6 of Disks

VENUS  Judgement (the Aeon)

MARS  Knight of Wands

JUPITER  Ace of Wands

SATURN  2 of Cups

URANUS  Ace of Cups

NEPTUNE  The Chariot

PLUTO  Queen of Cups

They call the full moon in January the “Wolf Moon”, which is just perfect because we are definitely being circled by viscous, ego-maniac wolves right now. Get your spears out. We’re going to need to keep these crazies at a distance using super sly, prince of wands Fox magic.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

Oh boy, oh boy, my favorite time of year! What a friggin relief. We NEED the chilly, detached Aquarius sun to get us through all of this bombastic drama and emotional water works.  Here comes the weird, estranged loner. He is going to channel all of this energy and focus it around community and social change. This is a perfect time for activists to raise inspiration and emotional support for their cause. For the Aquarius sun I got the Queen of Disks. This will be our stabilizing force. She is water/earth energy, so she is earth mother. Gaia herself. We need to remember how to care for ourselves (and those we love), and the only way we can do this is by detaching from all of the lunacy around us. Pay attention to what matters. The Queen of Disks, and Aquarius, both remind us how important our independence is. In order to participate in the collective, you must be able to stand on your own two feet first. You need to learn the healthy dance between caring for yourself and caring for your community (back to that Mercury 6 of disks energy). This queen reminds us to be caring and compassionate (which Aquarius truly is), but to also tend to our own kingdom and possessions (be they physical things, ideas, or feelings). Leo moons are supposed to be fun.They are generally festive and jovial, but this one is like showing up to a party and running into your ex and their gaggle of loud, drunk friends. What I pulled for the moon is Prince of Wands. That’s some showy shit. When I look at this card in this position, I am getting the mental image of a lot of people running around displaying their “talents” openly and demanding respect and attention for it.  Yeah.  It’s going to be fucking annoying. You’re going to see a lot of soap boxes, but remember what I told you about boxes on the Capricorn new moon- BURN THEM TO THE GROUND. There IS a real message that is trying to come through, but you’re going to have to wade through a lot of “false prophets” first. *But once you see it, you will know it.* The people who are channeling the inspiration you will need to guide your evolution – who are speaking the information that is going to help you breathe some real life into this emotional hell of a time – are going to glow like fire. This card can be associated with the fox spirit. There is a playful trickery going on, but if you are worthy – if strategy is your game – you are going to navigate your way through this storm and into some truly inspirational stuff. Leo is the eternal flame of the heart. The light at the end of the tunnel. The defibrillator. And we really need some of this shit because that last Capricorn new moon sucked the life out of us. We are worn out, bleeding from the gut on the battle field, taking our last breath when finally *AAAHHHH* a hot as hell medic comes running our way flipping their hair like fucking Baywatch. In this card, the Prince is being pulled by a lion, Leo himself it seems. This lion is going to carry us out of here, and he is going FAST so catch him while you can and keep your eyes open at all times for his presence. This is a time for light bulb moments. This is the time for connecting the dots and finally seeing the whole picture – everything come full circle. So, put on your diamond encrusted stilettos (the obvious weapon choice for this full moon) and fight your way through the dramatic, viscous shit while looking fabulous. Realize that everyone is playing their “role” on crack right now. Like full on cartoon depictions of their personalities, so this is also the perfect time to learn the ways of the cunning fox (the Prince of Wands is Fire/Air energy, so think witty, quick, poetic, on the go inspiration). I have officially warned you about the drama, you most definitely see/feel it, so use it to learn a valuable lesson about human social interactions. This is the sharpening of your weapons, this is where you learn cunning so you can do battle with the emotional siege from the Uranus-Pluto square. We got Judgement for Venus. I don’t particularly like the sound of that, but we really did need some sort of restraint. She will be in Capricorn at the time of the full moon and will probably try as hard as possible to get the party out the door before bed time. She is reminding us of our values. She is telling us to keep Karma in mind and not to slip into some sort of drunken coma from our Leo influenced escapades. She is the designated driver, the responsible friend who is going to hold our hair as we throw up (all the while complaining loudly about how we should have stayed home in the first place). She’s probably going to be a horrible, bleating wing man, so forget about her amping up Leo’s romantic qualities. She’s here to remind us of everything we have going on – remember your values – remember your goals – remember where the fuck we are going because we can’t go all Party Monster and end up making a mistake we can’t go back on. Remember, Venus is victory, so she is really looking out for our win in the end. Take her lesson to heart. Venus is giving us some reigns on the situation so use them for everyone’s sake (especially your own).

PLEASE GODS MAKE IT END, PLEASE MAKE IT END. Mercury is 6 of Disks in this reading, which is associated with moon in Taurus energy. 6 of disks is all about knowing how much to give, knowing what to give, and knowing how to give it (yum hehehe). There are a lot of people vocally demanding a piece of you right now, left and right, with viscous words in tow. They think they DESERVE something of yours, and you’re stuck in a crap situation because you gave too much. You just fed the stray animals and they are coming back, night after night, demanding food when you don’t even have enough scraps to put on your own table. There has been a wave of exploitation and depression that has hit the collective unconscious (I hope you all rode that Capricorn wave well and ended up getting some good foot holds), but at least we’re actually talking about it now. You need to know when enough is enough, and you have to put that remaining energy of yours into the relationships that are truly symbiotic. The God Mercury [Astrogeekstarts twitching uncontrollably] carried the caduceus which heals the sick and brings the dead to life. The caduceus can also kill the living if Mercury pleases, so, in other words, we’re at this fucker’s mercy. As much as it has sucked, the lessons of this retrograde were probably needed. There was something that we really had to hear that we heard; some truth exposed that will allow us to better trade our ideas with others. We learned some sort of strange, emotional economic system. This entire explosive display of ego really humbled us, and now we are ready to go back to truly sharing. Saturn is square Neptune, which is challenging us with self defeatist energy. For Saturn I got the 2 of cups, or Cancer in Venus energy. You’re going to need a lot of love right now. Structure some time with people you care about in your life, because things are heavy and emotional as hell at the moment. Build love into your life as a routine, and by that I mean actually set time aside to be with people who give you warmth.  You’re going to need all the self love and friend love that you can get. Surround yourself with Cancer type people who will hide under the covers with you and make you hot cocoa. Honestly, it will make a world of difference. Hang out with your tribe (remember, the people you are in symbiotic relationships with). They are your life blood and emotional support you will need. You will get through this. The self doubt is crippling, but everything you need is right at your fingertips.  Love yourself. Build that love. Build yourself up with love. Make love the bones – the structure – that holds you up. Hearts all around, love is the law. Ace of cups for Uranus in Aries while it squares the hell out of Mercury. Ugh I’m so sorry- This is just adding to the emotional, verbal outbursts people are having. Crazy emotional cups overflowing in the planet of crazy. But this could also be a positive time for inspiration. With all of these overwhelming emotions + Aries energy, we could really start communicating things that really need to be communicated. Don’t sacrifice the self. Stop letting everyone steal your thunder. You are the thunder! This is a time of emotional transformation. It’s better to drink from the cup and get drunk on the inspiration around us than drown in it. So start swimming. The wolves are going to nip at your tender heart strings, but use the sun in Aquarius to chilly detach, and then pounce like the cunning fox. You desire change, especially emotional change, so act on it. The potential for transformation is there. For Pluto I pulled the Queen of Cups (water/water energy), and she is squaring Uranus in Ace of Cups. There is GREAT emotional transformation happening, and there is a lot of fire stoking it. Essentially, we are boiling. This Queen of Cups is reminding me that all of this squaring off between Uranus and Pluto is making us far more emotionally evolved. We are going to become the rock in the stream, not bothered by it’s passage over us. We are learning all of our emotional lessons, and even though all of this fire and water is making us crazy, a lot of light will be shed on what has been held and repressed inside of us. We are getting rid of our emotional weaknesses. We may be in the dark underworld of emotions at this moment in time, but, as Carl Jung stated, the tree that grows to heaven must have it’s roots deep in hell. Cry. Let it out. Tell people how you really feel. It will transform you for the better.

Mars is playing off of Knight (King) of Wands energy. Holy shit. With Mars trine Neptune, we are in a time of illusions. No one is who they seem, and sexual energy has run rampant (and sexier than ever). It’s magic time, and we are getting a great re-charge of spiritual inspiration.  There is a clear warning here. With the “glamouring” coming from the Leo moon coupled with the “glamouring” radiating off of Mars and Neptune, we have to really be able to separate the fakers from the real deal. Stay cunning. Remember your advice this moon is to “be the fox among wolves.” Mars square the Moon will clash Prince with Knight, so I can guarantee there will be some intense drama.  People are guaranteed to get explosive, and fast, and you have to be wily to get your way out of it. The moon is how we protect ourselves, and knowing how to perform the appropriate role at the right time is going to be what saves you this moon. Don’t forget to learn your lines or to follow the fox spirit. The Mars trine Neptune is giving us a lot of courage right now (probably delusional courage, but whatever), so USE IT. Also, I see sexy times. A lot of sexy times. Hell yes, the Chariot! The chariot is all about conquest and overcoming oppression. We need to get the reigns on this Neptune and ride it like a charioteer. Pisces in Neptune may bring a lot of illusion into the world, but it also brings a lot of spirituality and insight. There is magic everywhere, truly, and we have to battle our way through this drama and hold on to the little bubble of hope we have found. You may be getting some intense messages through your dreams right now, so pay attention. You might just get the code/plans/instructions you are looking for. The Chariot is represented by Cancer, and the charioteer must be able to flow around the battle like a raging river in order to gain their victory. Pisces being in Neptune gives us this much needed slippery quality (again, a need to be slippery like the fox).

Don’t sleep on Jupiter. He has been telling me he is up to more than we think he is, even if he is in restrained Virgo. The Virgo just means he’s planning. The Virgo means he has been plotting something obsessively (philosophically as well, so lots of logical diagrams), and has finally had a eureka moment. He’s ace of wands in this reading, so we have a lot of empowerment of the self (which plays well with the Leo energy). Don’t forget who you are, and don’t forget your highest ideals. They really are the fire that is lighting your way – your literal torch. This is a good time to formulate a creative way for self expression, and with Virrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgo being a Mercurial sign, you have all of the potential in the world to communicate your ideals in a very inspirational, creative way right now.  Jesus, can I say inspirational enough in this reading? Anyway, hold on to hope. It’s there, I promise. You’re about to find a way to express your highest ideals into your daily life, it’s just at it’s budding process (aces are beginnings) so don’t snuff out the flame on accident. Believe in it and stoke it. This is the time to meld the big picture with the details – which brings on the eureka moment. So, in summation, my advice is this:  “Be the Fox” is your mantra. They may be surrounding us, but we’re smarter, hotter, and master illusionists.


New Moon in Capricorn – The Trouble with Dreams

Originally published on AstroGeek’s Skywatch under the pen name Morrigan.

Oh boy oh boy, this year is already starting out… fun.  It’s 2016, folks.  Let’s break this down:

New Moon in Capricorn Tarot Spread

Sun – 9 of Cups
Moon – 4 of Cups
Mercury – 8 of Swords
Venus – 9 of Pentacles
Mars – Ace of Pentacles
Jupiter –  Queen of Swords
Saturn – 8 of Cups
Uranus – 8 of Wands
Neptune – 8 of Pentacles
Pluto – The Emperor

The 20th card of the tarot is called JUDGEMENT and the 16th card in the Tarot is THE TOWER. That sets the tone for this year.  Our world structures are about to EXPLODE and the Capricorn new moon is making us completely jittery about it.  What?  Structures?  Exploding?  Nightmare words for Capricorn, and Capi’s nightmares are surely on our mind.  We have Mercury, the Sun, the Moon, and Pluto are all in the sign of the devil goat.  We want to build.  We want to make something out of all of this, but it looks like we are getting a lot of interference from Uranus, Mars, and Neptune right now.  Uranus is 8 of Wands in my reading, meaning he wants us to know he is back in full swing and plowing through everything.  Do not forget where he is coming from.  Who’s pointing the Uranus laser beam gun right at all of our Capricorn dreams right now?  Aries.  Blood god energy.  But he’s got a formidable opponent.

For this beautiful vortex of a new moon in the sea goat, I pulled the card 4 of cups.  The 4 of cups is all about moping around, and that’s exactly what this new moon energy is dragging us to do.  Woe is me!  I don’t have any of my shit together right now!  Shit is exploding around me and I don’t know what to do!  Yeah, it’s screwed up, but this card also reminds us that everything isn’t futile.  Stop crying over spilled milk and look into your heart.  You’re disillusioned by everything around you because it’s all going to burn soon.  It’s cardboard houses, so light your flame already.  Deep down, at your core, you have always known what it’s really about, so stop giving your energy to the powers that be and rise to your own power.The sun in this reading is in the 9 of cups, which is also called the wish card.  It looks like Capricorn is really what we want right now, so we need to stop fighting it.  Don’t let the delusions get in the way.  Remember, ground that Neptune.  Pluto is represented by the Emperor in this reading (which is associated with the sign Aries itself), wielding his transformational power over everything right now.  Pluto is larger than life AND IN CHARGE!  He is powering us up.  Telling us where to go.  There is a lot of power right now in taping into his energy, and he is rallying everything around him.  You might not THINK you have the power (Mercury IS in retrograde after all), but you’ve definitely got the power.  You’re in charge.  Stop building what they want you to build and start building for YOURSELF. Capricorn is challenging us to start climbing the mountain, baby, but we have a lot of shit just holding us down.  We can’t even get over the foothills because we are in such a panic.  What a troubling feeling.  I know, I know, just end it already, jeez.  4 of Cups is traditionally associated with moon in cancer energy, so it looks like we’re being a little sensitive right now.  Get up.  Get out.  Let’s go.  This is your queue not to get buried in all the bad energy going around.  Stop thinking that some white knight is going to come and rescue, because they are not.  Uranus will shoot them out of the sky before that friggin happens.  Power up that goat devil energy we have in our weapons kit right now, and slice through this shit!

Poor little Mercury doesn’t seem to be doing so well.  I pulled 8 of swords for him, which is literally interference.  Traditionally, this card is depicted as a woman standing in a circle of swords wearing a blindfold.  She thinks she is surrounded, but there is an open path in front of her if she either A. removes her own blindfold or B. makes the leap of faith and just moves forward already.  Makes a lot of sense for Mercury retro, doesn’t it?  We’re scattered and we have no idea that the opening is literally in front of us.  Mercury is literally sitting on whatever the answer to our question is right now, and it seems to all have to do with Capricorn.

Venus is in 9 of Pentacles, meaning more grounding.  We need to nourish our relationships before they rot and kill our anxieties and kill our blindfolded Mercury right now.  Stop taking things out on those around you.  Nourish them.  9 of Pentacles is Venus in Virgo energy, so we need to really pay service to our relationships right now.  Help build for them.  Saturn is 8 of cups, meaning we need to leave behind all the things that aren’t benefiting us and those we love right now.  This card can also mean some profound realizations our coming our way.  He is reminding us that yes, we quite literally are walking away from the delusion right now and striding into the things that truly matter.

The TOWER (card 16) is ruled by Mars, who seems to be playing an important role this year.  I pulled Ace of Pentacles for him, meaning he is the root of all of our trouble right now.  There is no way we are getting around him, and we have to deal with his is “my way or the highway” attitude.  He’s in Scorpio right now, his ancient ruler, so he’s essentially a blood soaked barbarian coming out of a battle terrifying poor Mercury. For Neptune I got the 8 of Pentacles.  Prudence.  We need to ground right now and take daddy Capricorn’s lessons seriously.  He is using Pluto to blast away these Neptunian delusions, and I think, by golly, it might just work out for us.  The cards are urging us to really earth our ideas right now.  They are saying root into something that’s real so you can come down from the clouds, come down from all of the anxious energy around us, and start building your kingdom.  8 of Pentacles is all about grounding and working and building your dream from the literal earth.  Get serious.  So, let’s bring all of those daydreams we have been stuck in to the light and take advantage of our super charged Capricorn abilities right now.

Jupiter is Queen of Swords.  Slice through, baby, luck is on our side.  This is like pulling the sword of time out of the stone.  We’ve got the power!  Our abilities are inflated, and we can get to the heart of the matter.  She is the dragon woman, ready to use her emotions and her intellect as combined weapons.  Like a motherfucking vortex.  Jupiter’s storm is going to pummel anything that comes in our way.  Go, little goats, go!  If this world is going to burn down around us, we are surely going to build a new empire on the rubble.  One that is true and from the heart.  The planet of philosophy and higher thinking is urging us to find truth and justice and use it as a weapon.  The Queen of Swords is associated with Libra.  This is our charge. So go, go go!  We can do this.  We’ve got devil goat energy and we are really sitting on the throne.  Let’s just take these blindfolds off and fight some real battles instead of battles with ourselves and those who love us.