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A First Quarter Moon of Difficulty and Transformation

SaturnHenry Seltzer – The First Quarter Moon of Wednesday late evening, by West Coast time, will take place in the early hours of Thursday morning for the East Coast — and of course even later for further east. This will be an interesting lunation, primarily for the connections made between the inner and the outer planets. Mercury is conjunct the Sun, just escaping by one degree his tightest embrace, creating a thoughtful ambiance, while Venus in exact minor aspect with the Sun and Moon, is also in forming square to Pluto, thus providing a sense of our ongoing transformational process. The Sun is parallel to difficult Saturn, while the Moon closely parallels mystical Neptune. Saturn slows us down, and Neptune relates to inner values and also to escapist tendencies. Mars in the early degrees of Libra is in forming sextile with Saturn, thus indicating that while things will not go entirely smoothly over this somewhat difficult quarter Moon timing, they might eventually be able to resolve themselves.

Mars is also inconjunct to Neptune, just as Saturn comes within a degree of making a square to this numinous and mystical planetary archetype, suggesting the contrast of hard-nosed expediency versus the fanciful dream realities that are at times able to supercede it. This phase is in any case all about making necessary adjustments to what we had thought was well started, what seminal 20th Century astrologer Dane Rudhyar called “crisis in action.” The adjustments to be made are in the direction of taking a conservative approach to success, being content with what you can actually get, of being brought down to the real. This configuration therefore represents a cautious and eminently practical response in the midst of an essentially enlightening and transformative period of time, especially with regard to the key relationships of our lives. Continue reading

Oracle Report ~ Thursday, November 5, 2015

treeThird Quarter Moon in Virgo: revise, realign

Goddess of Wisdom: Kali – Goddess of Endings and Beginnings

God of Will/Desire: Elias – God of the West

Skill: come into balance

True Alignments: developing discernment, tempering situations, taking your time, providing expertise, openly communicating, decisive, bending time and healing the past, self-sufficient, peace of mind, co-existence

Catalysts for Change: getting involved in others’ business, imbalances, chasing or looking elsewhere, failing to communicate, loss of will, harsh words or criticism, hyper-masculinity, rushing or pushing forward

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “a Jewish rabbi performing his duties”

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “the music of the spheres”

The Sun released another flare (M3.7) with coronal mass ejection yesterday at 8:52 am ET/1:52 pm UT. As I discussed yesterday, we look at the position of the Moon to understand the nature of the super-charged energetic of the CME, and thus what is “discharged” into life on Earth (yesterday’s report remains posted below).

The Moon was located at 24 Leo and the Sabian symbol of “totally concentrated upon inner spiritual attainment, a man is sitting in a state of complete neglect of his body.” This energy came in to provide epiphanies, aha moments, understandings, and correlations so that our minds and bodies could come back into balance.

When the time of year that is like a month-long Full Moon is coming toward a close, all of the energetic levels of the body (emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, cosmic…) are “hyper-driving.” This lunar month (the Libra lunar cycle which began on October 12) has taxed the physical body because it has been so involved in seeing with the eyes, hearing with the ears and then processing with the brain. (Maybe this is one of the teachings of why the wolf howls at the Full Moon – he/she finally has had enough?) Continue reading

Oracle Report ~ Monday, August 31, 2015

todayFull Moon in Aries: enlightenment, clarity

Goddess of Wisdom: Bhairavi (Goddess Who Fortifies the Heart; The Fierce One)

God of Will/Wisdom: Kathe (God of The South, God of Waves)

Skill: see what stands out and understand the message

True Alignments: receiving knowledge and information that is needed, individualism, anti-establishment, festive, seeing what lasts, inner wisdom, originality, solidarity, wonder of nature, accessing the inner child

Catalysts for Change: stubborn, unworthiness, perfectionism, frozen in the past, impulsivity, ego-centricity and the markings and trappings of overblown ego (which is merely fear that is masked), closing off, not listening, superficial, overly-reliant, hyper-competitive

Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: “a carrier pigeon fulfilling its mission” (divine guidance and messages)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “the music of the spheres”

Multiple things are happening in the sky today to change the energetics of the way life feels and what we experience:

SUN OPPOSES NEPTUNE/EARTH CONJUNCTS NEPTUNE: This only happens one day each year. This year, a flood of emotions and clarity brings forward plans for the future. Lines are drawn;connections are made. Our decisions and actions are always motivated by what we value, but today it clearly stands out and is easy to see. In turn, what others value is also evident. Things may develop quite swiftly and may require additional attention or quick judgment. The Earth and Neptune are conjunct (in the same place in the sky) and co-disseminating the energy of 9 Pisces – “the race begins; intent on outdistancing his rivals, a jockey spurs his horse to great speed.” Continue reading

Oracle Report ~ Monday, July 20, 2015


Only here for a day (The Day Lily) – photo by Liz

Crescent Moon in Virgo: challenge, perseverance

Goddess of Wisdom: Dhumavati (Goddess Who Closes and Completes)

God of Will/Desire: Kathe (God of The South)

Skill: step back when needed and practice the skill of being the wise owl observing from inside the tree

Catalysts for Change: challenges with adjusting, comparing things that cannot be compared because they are not the same or they are exactly the same, repeating cycles of behavior, confusion, being too picky, not seeing the true value, divide and conquer

True Alignments: receiving information through signs/symbols/synchronicity, leadership, taking up one’s place, seeing beyond the surface, questioning ignorance, inspiration, patience, building or repairing bridges between people, breaking down boundaries of separation, nurturing

Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: “a woman and two men castaways on an island in the South Seas”

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “the music of the spheres”

A magnetic filament on the Sun erupted yesterday, ejecting some of its mass into space. The coronal mass ejection occurred early Sunday morning (July 19) at 3:00 am ET/7:00 am UT. At the time, the Moon was located at 03 Virgo 07 and the Sabian symbol of “black and white children playing happily together.”

With the CME, the Sun delivered energy that enables us to see through illusions of difference and separation. It super-empowered the dynamic of unity and disempowered the dynamic of division. Certainly this also furthered Sunday’s mission of losing our personal illusions (see Archives). In many ways, as this wave of energy rolls through, the “black and white” of situations — the facts — reign. Major psychological adjustments accompany this energetic. Continue reading

Oracle Report ~ Thursday, July 2, 2015


Blue Ridge Mountains – Photo by Janel

Full Moon in Capricorn: clarity, realization

Goddess of Wisdom: Bagalamukhi (Goddess Who Solves)

God of Will: Ian (God of The East)

Skill: be true

True Alignments: seeing the truth after being in the dark for a long time, simplicity, kindness, comprehending something, relief, lessons, promises, just rewards, learning

Catalysts for Change: immaturity, desperation, deep need for attention, entering into risky situations, inability to be satisfied, spontaneous group violence, radicalism, anti-human, deception, far-fetched

Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: “winter frost in the woods”

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “the music of the spheres”

The Full Moon continues to provide heightened illumination, and today the spotlight is on redressing, correcting, revising, and reforming the balance of things and the value of things. What is truly worthy and what is truly unworthy shows clearly.

The Moon will make an exact square (90 degree angle) with Uranus around 4:00 pm ET/8:00 pm UT. Tumult is indicated within several of the energetics, very likely with high emotionality. This builds through the day. Uranus is swift and unpredictable. Anxiety and fears rise. Accidents occur, but truly nothing happens by accident with Uranus. Continue reading

Oracle Report ~ Thursday, June 25, 2015


Mother Tree Struck By Lightning – Photo by Helen

First Quarter Moon in Libra: step out, take action

Goddess of Wisdom: Bagalamukhi (Goddess Who Paralyzes Enemies)

God of Will: Ian (God of The East)

Skill: open to receiving more light in heart and mind/lighten up

True Alignments: telepathy, taking changes and producing something magnificent, relaxation, like-mindedness, sharing, winning respect and self-respect, rejuvenation, collaboration, creativity, attraction to the beauty of nature, unusual opportunities, maintaining structural cohesion in a changing environment

Catalysts for Change: announcements of new standards or ways, aggression, detaching, self-indulgence, not looking at consequences of one’s actions, sacrificing someone else for oneself, overworking, display of military strength with the intention of intimidation, narcissism, subtle manipulation of the truth and symbols, changing loyalties

Sabian Symbol for the Lunar Month: “winter frost in the woods”

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “the music of the spheres”

Sunspot 2371 has erupted again. Early this morning (4:16 am ET/8:16 am UT), an M7.9-class solar flare with Earth-directed coronal mass ejection was released. The Moon was located at 14 Libra, disseminating the energy of “in the heat of the noon, a man takes a siesta.” This symbol signifies a gaining or gathering of strength to complete something.

But the story of what the Sun (Sabaoth in the Gnostic), the Earth (Sophia in the Gnostic), and the magnetic fields and polarities of the Earth (Thelete in recovered wisdom) are doing is a much bigger story. It is the story of how humanity, in collaboration with divine forces, frees itself from the bondage over its mind. More to come on this larger story.

For now, the influx of solar energies is fuel for our brains, expanding our understandings and perceptions. Intense light brings intense clarity. Clarity brings wisdom. Wisdom brings freedom. Continue reading