Full Moon in Virgo – Immersion

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

‘If I cannot bend the will of Heaven, I shall move Hell‘ -Virgil

Morrigan’s Card:
SUN- Knight of pentacles

MOON- 7 of pentacles

MERCURY- 4 of Swords

VENUS- Ace of Wands

MARS- 4 of Pentacles

JUPITER- Queen of Cups

SATURN- Page of Wands

URANUS- 4 of Cups

NEPTUNE- The Star

PLUTO- 2 of Cups

The past few days have been a dream. We are hearing a sort of rumbling ahead, like a waterfall, calling us into the gaping maw of a larger body of water. The tributaries of Aquarius are leading us into the collective will of Pisces. The gods have turned away. Either something has a hold of their attention, or they are waiting to see what we can do without their guidance. I get a sense of an opening in the sky overhead, reminding us that we are the manifesters of everything around us. We have chosen this. We have manifested this destiny that is throttling our way. Piscean Neptunian energy is here, and Virgo’s Mercurial energy is making this a time of many messages (the fish themselves are a symbol of the messenger). Pay attention. People will say things at just the perfect moment. Don’t hesitate to act on their insights. This is dream time. We are all connected to each other – just like the two Piscean fishes are forever connected to one another.

For the Sun in Pisces, I pulled the Knight of Pentacles. This isn’t a very happy card for Pisces, but it is a steadfast card for the sun. You have to get to work right now, but you also have to meld this work with the dreams of Pisces or else you will become bored and stagnant. This knight gives us the energy and determination to accomplish our goals, but learn his lesson and whistle while you work. Thank our lucky stars for this influence or all of this zany creative fire would get lost without some sort of structure to move us along. What we can count on is the constant vision, THE SUN, the thing we aspire to become, to lead the way. This knight also represents restlessness and accidental overlookings. Let yourself be restless with your lot in life. Flow like a river into your dreams. You honestly have all of the abilities you need so quit wasting them on working for bullshit. If you MUST work for bullshit in order to manifest your dreams, find a way to bring that Pisces creativity into your work. Each task, no matter how repetitive it may seem, is actually a brand new opportunity. Don’t overlook inspiration because of repetition. Look at things a little differently. Inspiration can come in the weirdest ways – even just using an object in a slightly different way while doing the same task. This card tells us to work, but don’t be so rigid that you kill your dreams while working. Work FOR something. Manifest destiny. For the full moon in Virgo, I pulled the 7 of pentacles. I heard some weird stuff about butterflies recently. Apparently caterpillars become absolute goo within their cocoon before they turn into beautiful, majestic insects. It may seem like you’re buried – unmoving – at the moment, with only darkness on the periphery, but you are about to come into your destiny. The moon is in Virgo, the harvester, and the 7 of pentacles card is represented by Taurus in Saturn. The wyrm caterpillar has no friggin clue that it’s about to transform. Nor do we. The phoenix must face its fears and become totally consumed by the fire, settled to ashes, before it rises again. This is a time of manifestation. Your garden is about to bloom, and the moment that it blooms will bring a strange sort of confusion to you. What am I to do with this now? Do I have the strength to actually harvest this opportunity or will I panic and let the fruit rot? You CANNOT fear. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death. Do you want your opportunities (and in turn you) to live, or to die? Let’s fucking do this (as the goddess of victory, Nike, so swiftly put it haha). This card urges us to fight our way through the cocoon. Without the birthing struggle – without this forceful action training it’s body – the butterfly does not have the strength to fly. There is no victory without DO.

Morrigan Says: For Mercury in Aquarius, I pulled the 4 of Swords. The god Mercury carries with him the caduceus; a rod with two snakes entwined around it. This is the same symbol that we see representing the field of medicine in modern day. With the caduceus, Mercury could heal the sick, bring the dead to life, and, in turn, kill the living. The 4 of Swords is about healing, and it’s about focus. In this card, a man lies sleeping with 3 swords above him and one sword below him. He is concentrated on only one thing in particular, and putting the other items to rest. Put away your distractions and funnel your energy into that one thing that is going to heal you – what you’re passionate about. If you do this, you will be blessed with the strength and fortitude to continue this fight. A focused Mercury is a happy Mercury, and with it positioned so closely to Venus, we know it craving to get to work on something we actually value. Be still, let things flow like water, and flashes of insight will come faster than you can even keep up with them. The man sleeping in this card also gives me a flash of insight – you will receive messages in your dreams. Also, your words may not be your own. Like the sleeping man in this card, our linguistic world is tied up in the collective right now. This means that anything you create, with this meditative state in mind, will resonate at a heart level with all of those around you. Holy crap, for Neptune in Pisces I pulled the Star Card. A strange thing happened as I pulled this card. I saw it, for an instant, in my mind’s eye before I flipped the card around. Shit is psychic right now, and perhaps, in turning away, the gods have graciously given us some of their powers. We were created in their image, and deep down, we all know how to use these strange, wyrd Piscean abilities. This card really is all about the wyrd – the threads that connect everything in the universe. The spider that pulls it all together, hour glass on her thorax, waiting patiently in time for us to finally see the big picture. This is the flickering of hope, brushing insight that we see out of the corner of our eye. It is the way out of the thick forest we have relentlessly been fighting through. Seriously, follow your insights. All of the cards are pretty much SCREAMING for you to get moving and DO something. You will be bestowed with the tools needed to accomplish your task if you can just start following the star dancing, waving her hands before you. There is Piscean inspiration like WOAH going on right now. Neptune is offering to quench our spiritual thirsts, and there is a fresh slate sort of renewal feeling going on. NOW GO! Give Venus and Neptune something beautiful to look at. They will grant you Victory for the gracious offering from this rare opportunity. You must have faith in the cosmos, and you must trust in your vision of your destiny. If you don’t, it truly will never have the opportunity to manifest. How can you ever manifest your higher self if you remain stagnant in your current form? There is no TRY, only DO, as Yoda would say. Neptune gives us the ability to see beyond the illusion of the present with soft whisperings from the void. I have been telling you to pay attention to your dreams, and now that message is more urgent than ever. Communications are potent. Neptune is active and has us in her watery embrace, breathing life back into us when we thought we were left for dead by the absence of the other gods. She teaches us that everything is an eye-llusion (reality is merely Clay for us all to mold), so manifest the world that speaks to you. The fish are messengers, and they primarily whisper their ancient, collective insight in the one place we can all meet minds – the dream realm.

For Venus in Aquarius, I pulled the Ace of Wands. Aces always mean “YES,” and there is no saying “NO” to this fiery inspiration coming from the goddess of love. There is a lot of newness and passion in this combination. Aquarius is all about innovation and progress, and the ace of wands is all about striking a new match – lighting new fires and going after your dreams. If you have been thinking about starting a new project, this is the time! A torch has been lit over our love life, and this could mean one of two things: you are seeing things you didn’t want to see but now have to (and this will be painful and full of drinking, thanks Pisces), OR you are finally seeing things you couldn’t see and it’s WONDERFUL. Illumination of truth doesn’t guarantee truths you will like, but at least now you know and can act from that knowledge and move forward. So yeah, whatever was in the dark has now come out to play. There will be a love for all things creative and new – all things strange and exciting – so just go with it. This is the perfect time to pair up Venus and Mercury, as they are both in this bold sign of originality. Find YOUR OWN voice and SING YOUR SONG. Do it now before Aries comes along and leaves you in the dust. This is your time to prepare to grab the coming sun signs by the horns. Also, you might be presented with some kinky, out of the blue sexual offerings right now, and with this particular ace, I would say DEFINITELY go with it. Adventures ahead! After being in Debby Downer Capricorn for a bit, Venus is finally coming into a sexually fired position. Do what comes to mind, and you won’t be disappointed with the reaction.

For Mars in Scorpio, I pulled the 4 of Pentacles. Jesus, this is a possessive card, and in a possessive sign none the less. You’re hoarding your energy, hoarding what is yours, hoarding your sexuality even though Venus is giving you the big thumbs up “YAAAAS DO EET”. Maybe you’re afraid to lose what “little energy” you imagine you have. You won’t be able to jump into this raging current if you are moping around the edge of the tributaries. Don’t let this fear block your vision. Don’t let the material, physical world keep you from what you know is your destiny. Once you get started, once you can bust out of that box, your energy will be like a locomotive. Honestly, the hardest part will be your first step. Strike while this iron is hot. There is a way out, and huddling with your things and chosen comforts in your den is not going to be that way. You need to get your energy out there. You need to mingle. You need to share ideas and share your material possessions, or you’re just going to be stuck worshiping idols in your pillow fort until you are old and regretful. Take the risk. No one is ever sorry that they took a risk from the heart, only that they never made a move.

For Jupiter in Virgo, I pulled the Queen of Cups. There is a lot of emotional transformation going on right now, and an overall emotional maturity is sweeping the collective. What are your dreams, baby? Where do you want to soar to? Our ideals are coming out to play big time right now. You may see people talking more and more about big picture ideas, destiny, fate, universal connection. This queen is a poet and a dreamer, and she will reflect your soul in your environment. With Jupiter and the Moon crossing paths (and this Pisces sun), our emotional life is exploding right now – this is truly a time of raging rivers taking us to places whether we like it or not. The feels are intense, and the expansion from Jupiter in the Queen of Cups will leave us tingling in the chest. Your emotions are funneling from the depths of your soul right now. What you feel is truly from the deepest parts of your unconscious. This is the perfect time to create art as your symbolic mind is craving for any method to express itself. The Queen of Cups is fair and honest, so pay extra attention to what others are trying to express to you right now. They can’t help but speak to you from a place of no inhibitions – as hard as they try and fight this feeling, things will leak through. Intentions can’t be masked as well as we think they are. Grab these bits and pieces, and put them in your cup. Drink up the inspiration around you. This Queen is an empath, and she is lending us her powers this moon. For those of you who are already very empathic, prepare for some Bene Gesserit abilities. The emotional expansion is REAL.

For Saturn in Saggo, I pulled the Page of Wands. Saturn is at our creative service. This page takes control of his own creative destiny. It truly is manifest destiny time, and Saturn, the god of control, is giving us some leeway. As I said earlier, it seems that the gods have suspended their gaze and are allowing us to build fervently, with an unshakable momentum. Please take this open door chance and don’t put it to waste. Punishments won’t be as severe. You may see a lot of showmanship right now. People will be running around like peacocks, fluttering their creative feathers and (sometimes, for most people, inflated and delusional) senses of destiny. This page of wands likes to have fun. She is playful, charming, free-spirited and ready for an adventure. Don’t let her down. If you decide to play along, you will be duly rewarded. Saturn in a playful mood is truly a rare thing! Those who don’t try will be the real pessimists during this time. Those who do try will see that Saturn is on their side – destiny is truly on their side – and that things WILL come into fruition. No. That things ARE coming into fruition. The signs are everywhere. We are truly on the precipice of a great waterfall, so follow your urges. Listen. Your instincts, your subconscious, are leading the way. Follow this Page of Wands even if she appears a little flighty. She is our true form – pure creative potential – and she has the keys to the fairy realm. For Uranus in Aries, I pulled the 4 of Cups. Uranus is restless and bored. What the hell are you doing, day in and day out, doing the same old fucking shit? You have been still and gestating long enough.  The spring is coming, and this god of the sky is sick of sitting still. He is trine Saturn and sending us flashes of insight on our destiny. Yes. Those things you see are real and they are coming from the other side. Act on them. You are seeing through the looking glass that is the 4 of Cups. It is the perfect time to scry our futures. This card really urges you to start doing something or you will miss your opportunity. Unfortunately, because of over thinking, the majority of us are going to miss these rare opportunities presented to us right now. Don’t be one of them. We are a rare breed and we rise to all occasions, so use that Aries in Uranus energy and act on your gut hunches. At first, because of the water-mirror like effect of this card, you won’t know where the hell it’s all leading you to. It’s like a labyrinth of mirrors. Just keep running and feeling out ahead of yourself as you go. After a spontaneous turn based on these hunches somewhere along the line, it’s all going to hit you like a pound of bricks. No species knows what the hell it is doing when it is evolving over the centuries, and in a less macro, more micro sense, your life evolves in a very similar fashion. Chaos, ironically, fuels evolution. And this giant god of Chaos is restless for some change. The man depicted in this card is unwilling to get up from his spot until he has figured it all out and has a solid plan. Fuck the plan. Think on your feet or you will be left with the scraps and crying over the fact that someone else has seized your idea. No one will be there to lift you out of the water when the flood comes. Get to higher ground now. For Pluto in Capricorn, I pulled the 2 of Cups. Relationships are transforming us, and we are transforming our relationships. In Pluto in Capricorn fashion, destroy the relationships in your life that are giving you shaky foundations. It may be painful at first. Hell, it WILL be painful at first, but you will come into a new-found, drunken freedom from doing so. There is a lot of dead weight around, but there are also inspiring people around (and intuitively, you KNOW who these people are) who are going to truly help us grow in this new creative endeavor we are taking on. Join with people. Work together with your tribe. This crazy inspiration we are getting – this destiny I keep talking about – it’s about all of us, not just you. The people in your life are there for a reason. The Norse believed in a concept called the wyrd; there is no such thing as coincidence. We were all put together for a reason. Your tribe and you are alchemically changing each other right now, and truly, these friendships are a match made in heaven. Now GO, find out why the hell these people are in your life. Ask questions. Meld.

 

Mercury in Scorpio – The Rack

Originally published on Heretical Oracles under the pen name Artemis.

“The deeper I go into myself the more I realize that I am my own enemy.”
 –Floriano Martins

Effective Date: October 25th- November 13th 2016

Ugh, get ready for Scorpio to dig for the treasure you keep buried deep down in your darkest parts, and to do that she needs to get really fucking dirty.  Intense as fuck Scorpio is a water sign, and this Mercury is ready to flood into every fissure of your mind.  You may not have given an invitation for investigation, but you’re going to feel like you’re on trial and every thought you have is going to be inspected double – by you and those closest to you.  Remember how I warned you to get what you needed out before the full moon Aries hit?  Ayup, this is why.  Something about this energy wants to perform brain surgery on you, and all of the hidden things are going to come out – 
Freudian slips.  The Scorpio stinger is coming to punch holes into your mind and your subconscious wont be able to help but leak out (keep your head screwed on tight), and the obsessive investigative air that will be possessing those closest to you will make keeping the plotted holes plugged up almost impossible.  For those of you trying to keep secrets, this is going to be a hard time to do so.

You could do as I will do and becoming an absolute fucking hermit during this transit.  Yep, I’m going to bat the hatches and focus on some shadow work and perform self surgery.  This is a good time for following a method and getting to the core of a lot of your less savory psychological functions.  Scorpio Mercury is good for all psychological and investigative pursuits, so if you really have something you need to get to the bottom of – this is the perfect time to do it.  Your targets will be ripe with dropped items.

Unfortunately, even if you decide to go and isolate yourself deep in the woods, you’re going to find some crazy prophet mountain person who suddenly performs psychic surgery on you out of nowhere.  You are bound to traverse the depths of your psychology, the only question is – who are you going to hand the scalpel to?  Who do you trust?

Baaah, more investigation and obsession and paranoia…

The things that will be torn out of you will be long held emotional desires and your anxieties about how they could ever materialize in this reality.  There have been emotional “undeniables” throughout your entire life that you have tried to place dirt, then cement, then skyscrapers over, but unfortunately, lovelies, this is tower year and you wont get away from being confronted by ghosts while these graves are unearthed.  And yes, Scorpio energy is the grave digger.  It is the things you must confront and integrate into yourself or you will be haunted by them for the rest of your fucking life.

If I look at this reading visually, I see an overflowing cup, waters spilling and lapping against it’s stem.  Clearly this water wants to spread and flood everything around it.  This is new, powerful emotion.  There are old emotions coming back because of new events that have triggered their waters.  These are the deep emotions of our source bursting out from some sort of elation of heart.  These are the things you really, really want trying to bubble out of the surface.  Then I see the Ace of Pentacles, a giant boulder blocking the way and glowing like a disc of gold.  These are our eternal material concerns plugging up what wants to flow and distribute.  We must dig and dig – as the Knight of Swords has his sword pointed straight at the Ace of Pentacles in my deck.  He is ready to do the surgery.  He is ready to use the mind to cut through the material road blocks that keep us from that bubbling source – that holy grail in our hearts – and unleash the dragon.

Yes, unleash.  Are you ready to unleash that beast?  Who in your life do you trust to handle that beast as it comes cascading through?  It will be painful, it will be “bloody,” but in the end, it will be a great liberation.  And yes, the truth is always a liberation, no matter how painful and messy it may be coming out…

 

New Moon in Aquarius – Currents

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

 

Sun Aquarius:  Queen of Swords

Moon Aquarius:  7 of Wands
Mercury Capricorn:  The Lovers
Venus Capricorn:  5 of Cups
Mars Scorpio:  3 of Wands
Jupiter Virgo:  2 of Wands
Saturn Sagg:  The Tower
Uranus Aries:  3 of Cups
Neptune Pisces:  8 of Pentacles
Pluto Capricorn:  The Empress

We just passed Imbolc, the Celtic holiday that celebrates the melting of the ice and the flowing of the spring waters; much like Aquarius bearing the celestial waters of a greater consciousness. Welcome back, Aquarius! We missed you! You’ve arrived with the celestial message of “Please, wake the fuck up” and we’re ready to listen. There was a torch of inspiration lit by the Leo full moon 2 weeks ago, and it is melting the ice that has been ensnaring us. We’ve been carbonized by this winter like Han Solo, and we are finally waking up to the shitstorm that is going on around us. Whether we like it or not, the ice is melting and the waters are going to flow and nourish all the seeds we have collectively burrowed into the ground. The political climate is ripe for action; radicals from the left and the right are making big splashes. Something is on the horizon.

Slicey Slicey, this Queen doesn’t give two fucks what you want to believe. She is going to shed the light. Represented by Libra, the Queen of Swords is here to serve justice. She will slice and dice your heart if it is not in the right place, and in idealistic, chilly Aquarius, you may be in for some emotional turmoil if you cannot behave with the collective in mind. This Sun is about being able to make judgments without forcing your biases into the judgment making processes. You’re going to have to cut the fat, so to speak. Get rid of the things that don’t serve your higher purpose. If you can’t be the best you, then you can’t play your part in evolving the collective. Cut out the people who are bringing you down. Cut out the ideas that are slowing you down. Slice/cut/dice. She is in war mode because of her relation to Mars right now, but she also has her eye on the prize with her positive aspects with Saturn and Uranus. Holy shit this is “unstoppable force” energy! You have all the tools you need right now to demolish institutions (macro or micro). Insight + Judgment are on our side. This is the time to do it. This is a very “no bullshit, no illusions” sun. Can you survive the hailstorm? Things are going to change, whether you like it or not. What did Darwin say? Not the strongest, or the smartest (though we are both of those things, hehehe), but the one most adept to change survives and evolves. This is the archetype of Aquarius; the perfection of humanity which is always willing and ready to change and blast off to the next incarnation. When I pulled cards for each of the planets, the moon came up as the 7 of Wands, which is Leo in Mars energy. There is a pride to Leo that is also found in its opposite, Aquarius. That creative drive coming from the deepest part of the self we felt 2 weeks ago? Well it hasn’t stopped, and it’s now taken on the out of the box creativity of Aquarius. All those idealistic projects you have been thinking about? Well, now is the time to initiate them. 7 of Wands is called “Valor,” or continuing to fight for your position of superiority amongst the basic bitches (Astro: Oh great, now we have to pay Khloe Kardashian again…). Get ready to defend yourself at every turn. This is a fighting card, so get your debate suit out and ironed.  Use that Aquarian scientific mind to argue your case. The moon may be square mars, zapping a lot of your emotional energy and forcing you to keep your guard, but that just means you need to rise to the challenge. You are being given two great tools here. With the moon sextile both Saturn and Uranus (both of which are Aquarius’ planets), this is your opportunity to use that war energy to build and innovate your ideas. This is the time to demolish and rebuild all of your structures. This is a perfect re-programming pportunity. Aquarius is an idealist, so when re-programming keep in mind your highest values so get a nice karmic boost from the planets. With these sextiles, opportunity is knocking- so answer the damn door already! Aquarius is the circulatory system – the rivers – and they are raging. We all need to keep our dignity right now and fight for what we believe in. In short, don’t fucking back down from your fight or the collective fight toward a better humanity. The good thing about this card is that it is telling us humanity is on the right track – at least for now. Keep pushing each other. Keep staying open to new ideas and treat others, and yourself, with valor in mind. Things aren’t turning out the way you hoped. A lot of disappointment in love is in the air.  But with disappointment comes a much higher awareness. In this card, a man is looking at 4 fallen cups while a full 5th cup sits unnoticed behind him. This is reminding us that although we are distracted with despair over love, we aren’t noticing the good that is sitting there, ready for us, right under our nose. One full cup may not look like much when you are dealing with 4 empty ones but try entertaining the notion.  If you pay attention to the chaos, you will notice the subtle order. Look around and realize that what you are looking for might not be presented the way you expect it, but it will be exactly what you want once you take a chance and go with it. This is hot, hot energy. Sex is in the air, and everyone is feeling it in some way or another. The kinkiness of Aquarius energy around us and the Scorpio Mars is pumping some crazy adrenaline into our veins. THIS IS GET SHIT DONE ENERGY. This Mars isn’t going to let us waste a drop of this electric Aquarian insight. There are so many opportunities around you that you can funnel your energy into, and the only problem is that you may not be able to see all of them from where you are currently standing. Trust that they are there. Trust that your hard work is paying off and big things are on the horizons. This card reminds me of a pioneer making their way out into the unknown, unaware of the vast resources and opportunity ahead of them. Fame, fortune, harems and gold await. Don’t fucking slow down at all- Use the raw sexual energy in the air to your advantage. Opportunities may arise from encounters, and the inspiration present in the interactions will be nothing short of transformative.

Holy shit. The tower in Saturn. The tower is all about toppling illusions. Our institutions, our values, our daily lives, are all built on lies.  Saturn is here to blow all of that out of the water. In the philosophical sign of Saggo, he is going to get down to very axioms of our existence. As I stated earlier this year, 16 is the tower, and 2016 is the year of the tower. It’s time to take a wrecking ball to everything. There is corruption all around us, but now, more than ever, we can see the cracks in the motherfucking mirror. Would you live in a house that was built faulty? No. You would take a wrecking ball to that piece of shit and build something new and better. This Aquarian moon is shaking and moving with Saturn, and Father Time is telling us that our time is ticking. If you don’t take out the fat now, you’re going to be smothered in the wreckage. LET’S GO! The war is coming. Are you ready? It seems the Aquarian planet is celebrating. 3 of cups is represented by 3 friends, drinking in merriment together. We can think of these three friends as our sun/moon Aquarius combo and Saturn and Uranus. Things are going exactly Uranus’ way. Universal love is being communicated very efficiently, and communities are coming together. The radicals are finding each other and are finally starting to shake things down. Don’t sleep on this Uranus! He’s set up in the perfect position to assist Saturn’s Tower in the takeover. What does this mean for you? This is the perfect time to bring together your weird group of friends (Astro: Calling All Z Fighters!!) because inspiration is going to take flight when you do. Party together. Celebrate together. Mix your energies and everything WILL come together. This is the perfect time to throw your energy into community gatherings of all kinds (especially the super eccentric types). Venus is VICTORY, and The Empress is telling us that Pluto is working toward our victory. Conjunct Mercury and Venus, he is funneling that nourishing energy into our communication and giving us what we need. We just need to remember that sometimes mama knows best, and what we think we want isn’t what we actually need. Don’t you worry, though, because that Plutonian energy is transforming us whether we know it or not – from it’s dark Capricorn goat lair. More transformation of institutions. There are people around us who are really trying to make changes in their lives. Help them, and in turn, they will help you. What more? Essentially more kapow energy. So much fucking kapow, I’m surprised something hasn’t been set on fire…  Do you feel the burn? 😉 This shit is not going to end well for those who have been trying to pull the wool over your eyes (in the micro) and the wool over our eyes (in the macro collective).

What is it that you really want? That seems to be a big theme of this new moon.  What is your ideal? What waters do you want your river to merge into? This Aquarian current is pushing us and it’s pushing us fast, and we need to get to the nitty-gritty details of our aspirations. Where can we be of service to the world?  Where can we best serve ourselves? Jupiter is giving a lot of energy to Mercury, Venus, Mars and Pluto right now. Things are going BANG BANG and you need to fucking make decisions and get shit moving. This card is urging you not to sit around. 2 of Wands is represented by Mars in Aries energy. Yeah, you got that, Mars in Aries energy. Essentially we are in an electric, raging Aquarian river, white water rafting to VICTORY or our demise as a collective. As above, so below – what is about you is also about everyone else.  No more sitting on your ass, it’s time to get shit moving. Jupiter is forcing our hands. With the Lovers card being pulled for Mercury, and it’s conjunction with Venus, our communications will lead us to victory and fusion (Astro: Morrigan, you do realize that’s another Saiyan reference, right?) with those around us. Speak your mind.  Put your speech together and say what you mean to say. Enough passive aggression and dancing around the issues. It’s time to fuse ourselves with our environment using language. It’s time to connect to everyone around us using language, and you can’t do this if you aren’t being honest and you aren’t being direct.

We are living in a world full of illusions. We are building the statues for THE MAN in his image when we should really be building for us. It seems this theme is also following us (a pleasant reminder that we haven’t escaped this particular prison). This card is called “prudence” in some decks. Be careful about believing in false causes. Look inside yourself before looking out. This brings us back to the archetype of Aquarius. Though Aquarius is a sign about the collective, it is also an extremely individualistic sign. To help and push forward the collective, one must first look inside and develop a strong sense of self. If you do not, you may just end up drinking some idiot’s kool-aid in a bunker in West Virginia. Keep watching your dreams. We are walking in a waking dream right now built around us. This card is reminding us that we are still in the simulacra – the matrix – and it has been built very solidly around us. Use that Aquarian energy to destroy that illusion. Be eccentric – choose a new way.

 

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.