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Oracle Report ~ Tuesday, August 26, 2014

“The Oracle Report will be on break starting tomorrow and will return on Tuesday, September 2.  Being the two angels that they are, Shodashi and Matangi are on call.  Feel free to ring them up if needed.  And if the unnatural world order forwards hijinks, I will come back online and post.  See y’all next week!” – L Walker

From Wise Owl Marie Visiting Rock Mountain National Park In Colorado

From Wise Owl Marie Visiting Rock Mountain National Park In Colorado

New Moon in Virgo: begin ~ Ruling Mahavidya: Shodashi (The Goddess Who Fulfills Highest Desire) and Matangi (Goddess Who Clears The Way)

Skill: take the road less traveled

Negative Imprint:  routine, boredom, homogeneity, illogical rules, meaninglessness, creating obstacles, road rage, gossip, mindlessness, suppression, being stuck, prejudice, divide and conquer, being boxed in.

Positive Imprint:  observant, overcoming, patience, smooth flow, links, adventures, alchemy, discovery, communications, ideas, interchange, channeling, receptivity, mixing things up, transmitting information, moving on, seeing things from a new vantage point

Today Gaia Sophia’s Wisdom Goddesses are busy opening paths, routes, directions, opportunities, and horizons for the vehicles of our souls.  Shodashi draws us a map that directs us toward the fulfillment of our highest desire.  New ways, new thoughts, new creations are coming to life all month, but today we get a sense of direction that lifts us out of the ordinary.  The road less traveled is what we opt for today.

Sabaoth the Sun sent New Moon fireworks (“sunworks”) with coronal mass ejections yesterday.  An M2-class was released at 11:11 am ET/3:11 pm UT.  This was an hour after the New Moon while the Moon was still located at 3 Virgo, the degree of the Virgo lunar cycle with the Sabian symbol of “two guardian angels bringing protection.”  Continue reading

Henry Seltzer ~ A Challenging And Enlightening New Moon

newMoonThe Virgo New Moon, taking place early on Monday morning, is a powerful one, bringing an essentially spiritual quest into up close and personal connection with our more ordinary material pursuits, and providing moments of startling clarity. This is because, as the energy peaks in the first few degrees of this mutable Earth sign, implying new beginnings of a grounded and practical kind, there are also many outer planet connections made to personal planets. The New Moon is opposite to Neptune, while Venus in mid-Leo trines Uranus and squares Saturn and Mars. Meanwhile, Mercury at 17+ degrees of Virgo, near the Sun and Moon, is sextile to Saturn and Mars and opposes Chiron. Mars makes an extremely close conjunction with Saturn, within a sixth of a degree, just at the timing of this New Moon.

Uranus and Saturn have been in close alignment since July, and are still only about a degree and a half apart from a perfect inconjunct, or 150-degree aspect with each other. With this accent of inner planet correspondences, their antithetical collision of archetypal meanings becomes palpable. Saturn represents the limitations and restrictions of earthly arrangements, while the trickster energy of Uranus takes us further and further away from the grounding of the here-and-now, closer to the almost unimaginable heavens for which it is named. While becoming confused and uncertain about our everyday affairs, especially with Neptune so powerfully invoked, we do perceive much more clearly in an intuitional way, even though we might have to close our physical eyes to see this. Continue reading

Kelley Hunter ~ Faerie Angel Moon

New Moon At 2+ Virgo, August 25, 10:12am EDT, 7:12am PDT, 12:12pm GMD

Image: Cottage Yard, oil painting by K Hunter. Front yard at my new residence in Vermont. The cats and I enjoy hanging out on this rock ledge.

Image: Cottage Yard, oil painting by K Hunter. Front yard at my new residence in Vermont. The cats and I enjoy hanging out on this rock ledge.

The Earth upon her celestial spindle winds her ecstasy-producing dance. —Kathleen Rain

Thou remember’st
Since once I sat upon a promontory,
And heard a mermaid on a dolphin’s back
Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,
That the rude sea grew civil at her song,
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres
To hear the sea-maid’s music….
—Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mermaids are the faeries of the sea. With the Sun-Moon opposite Neptune, this is truly a Faerie Moon of sea and land. Subtle energy fields become more delicately tangible, especially when we take time to commune with Nature, dance upon the trees, look for the small, intricate variety of lovely growing things we are given. Nature is a mirror for the spiritual. The Land of Faerie is a gateway. This New Moon is also infused with angelic harmonies, as indicated by its Sabian Symbol image:

Two Guardian Angels Bring Protection

Harps twinkle with invisible starlight, opening the heart, rippling through every cell of our bodies, raising vibrational frequencies. Some of us more than others will find it challenging to ground this energy. This earthy Virgo Moon brings awareness of our precious body, as does its ruler, Mercury, in this sign of Nature’s organic intelligence. In the floral kingdom, with the help of faeries and flower devas, plants imbibe sunlight and micronutrients from soil, alchemically transforming heaven and earth into beauty, form, color, perfume and life-sustaining foods. Some, like orchids, primarily breathe in air and rarified starbeams.

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Oracle Report ~ Friday, August 22, 2014

“Mars draws ever closer to its conjunction with Saturn on Monday, pressing anger, conflict and control issues into the collective.  We are aware of this and, understanding the nature of our own shadow sides, will not react from fear.” L Walker

or_roaringFireBalsamic Moon in Cancer/Leo: release ~ Ruling Mahavidya: Bhairavi (The Fierce One)

Skill: skim lightly

Negative Imprint: anger, control, trauma/pain from the past is triggered, fear

Positive Imprint: reflection, freedom from restriction, carefree, lighthearted

My grandmother was a poet.  One day I hope to publish her work.  One of my favorites is titled “Advice from Mother Superior.”  The first line has always comforted me when the ways of the world become a little much:

Skim lightly o’er the fires of life

The fires of life roar today as the Moon returns to the flames of Leo for the second time this lunar month.  We have a second round of intense shadow energy with the Moon’s return to Leo, joining the Black Moon once again.  Today and tomorrow are Black Moon days with shadow sides – fears – running amok. Continue reading

Henry Seltzer ~ A Slow And Lingering Last Quarter Moon

“One who knows his lot to be the lot of all other men is a safe man to guide them; One who recognizes all [humans] as members of his own body is a sound man to guard them.” Tao Te Ching

lastquartermoonSunday’s Last Quarter Moon brings Mars and Saturn together, an aspect that grows stronger over the week that follows and that signals forward momentum, as symbolized by Mars, coming to crashing halt against the brick wall represented by the limitations and restrictions of Saturn. This phase in any case expresses a time of stopping still in our tracks in order to take a second look at what we are all about. The re-orientation and reevaluation implied by this third quarter is really a chance to adjust ourselves to the more informed viewpoint that the experience of the previous three weeks of the cycle has brought to us. If we seem stopped in our tracks, it is for an adjustment to our thinking. In the constant rush of activity, we cannot stop to consider; we therefore need to slow down in order to really think things through.

With Uranus still inconjunct Saturn, we are also currently meditating on the events of our lives as viewed through the larger lens of the effect we have upon the collective that surrounds us, and the collective’s effect upon us. The planetary archetypes of Uranus and Saturn both offer visions for where society might be able to evolve. Although the vision of Saturn is considerably more conservative than that of Uranus, they both are after the perfection of the potential for meaningful and constructive collective involvement. We might contrast this against the idea of the individual working on his or her own. The best representative for this would be Mars, emphasized in the current configuration as well, being aspected by the Moon and by its forming conjunction with Saturn. This lunation thus represents a continuation of a theme that we have been noticing in recent ones, of the individual versus the larger unit of the various social settings that he or she is found to be contained within. Continue reading

Oracle Report ~ Friday, August 15 – Saturday, August 16, 2014

Disseminating Moon in Aries/Taurus: share, communicate ~ Ruling Mahavidya: Bhairavi (The Goddess Who Heals the Heart)



Skill: seek wisdom

Negative Imprint: giving up, hopelessness, dissatisfaction, neglecting self (especially the physical body and physical needs), standing still when you need to move, fear of change, fear for personal security

Positive Imprint:  care, sharing, perspective, patterns, taking chances, self-care, care for the physical body and physical needs, learning, foreshadowing of the future

Friday and Saturday’s energies are complex.  The Moon will move into Taurus around noon ET/4:00 pm UT Friday, beginning to strongly aspect all of the planets in Leo and Scorpio.  One by one, the Moon will make hits with Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, and finally the Black Moon.  Since this process occurs through the remainder of the Disseminating Moon phase, I’ve detailed both days’ energies in this report.  Here’s the chronology (keep in mind that energy flows in waves, so these themes will flow through time, not happen just at the exact time indicated):

August 15    8:00pm ET/midnight UT –   Moon square Venus Continue reading

Oracle Report ~ Thursday, August 14, 2014

“Muster the courage, skill, or strength to go above and beyond the normal (or expected) level today.  Opportunities are beginning to knock, and it will be up to us whether we open the door to them.” L Walker



Disseminating Moon in Aries: share, communicate /Ruling Mahavidya:  Bhairavi (Goddess Who Calls to Heroism)


Skill: take note of what catches your eye


Negative Imprint:


Positive Imprint: bold, courageous, persistence, skill, going above and beyond, duty, substance over appearance

The keyword for today’s energy is display.  All kinds of things are on display, but it is important to see beyond the surface of what is presented.

All month long, the energy has pushed us to step out and take action in some way.  This time of year, the natural rhythm of life carries us beyond the familiar.  It takes us out of our usual range so that we can experience new things and grow.  We bridged over a massive canyon during the Full Moon phase.  It’s safe to take risks and leaps of faith because they are strongly supported today.  It may be scary, but the rewards that come from change are more than worth it. Continue reading

Oracle Report ~ Monday, August 11, 2014

“We give things time and space.  We hold our ground and defend ourselves if personally attacked (or if defense of someone else is needed), but we will not act without thought of consequences.  We won’t take any bait.” Laura Walker

TreeAndFarmlandFull Moon in Aquarius/Pisces: realization ~ Ruling Mahavidya: Bhairavi (The Lionhearted)

Skill: don’t take the bait to react from base instinct (act ugly)

Negative Imprint: fear of change, ego-centric, hopelessness, emotional shut down, living in the past

Positive Imprint:  gentle communication, defying risk, independence, shared connections

One of the most important things that following the Moon phases teaches us is that energy changes.  We will tether ourselves to this wisdom during the current Super Full Moon phase, remembering that the energy will shift.

The next Moon phase, the Disseminating Moon phase, begins Wednesday, August 13 at 7:07 pm ET/11:07 pm UT.  So we will maintain a firm, grounded connection with the planet to maintain sanity as things are unmoored under this supermoon. Continue reading

Simone Butler ~ Aquarius Full Moon: Get The Party Started

“We’re bombing Iraq again, the NYPD is terrorizing residents and elephants and rhinos are on the brink of extinction. It’s hard to keep an upbeat attitude when a morning perusal of the news is so distressing. Especially with heavyweight Saturn squaring the Sun and Mercury. Yet there’s also cause for celebration at tomorrow’s Aquarius Full Moon.” S Butler

GetThePartyStartedLionOkay here it is, the most festive full moon of the summer! (Sunday Aug. 10, 11:09 a.m. PDT). The fun-loving Leo Sun lights up the sociable Aquarius Moon all weekend. So why, you may wonder, are you feeling so crotchety or exhausted, and boogeying down is the last thing on your mind? Probably because Saturn has crashed the party. Its square to the Sun and Moon casts a damper on things—though a trine from Uranus is trying its best to keep our spirits up. Also, Mercury is traveling with the Sun in Leo—adding both mental frustration and the possibility of creative solutions to the mix.

Everywhere I turn, people are at their wit’s end about something. They’ve had it with their jobs and are ready to quit. They’re done with mourning a lost love and have finally put their profile up on a dating site. They’re sick to death of a nasty habit and are finally ready to give it up. That’s Saturn—he who slams a door to the outworn past and opens another to a sparkling future. How do you know which door is closing? Just look at where you’re feeling the most pain. That’s where you need to muster the courage to let go. Continue reading