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The Astrology of May – a Retrograde Season to Remember

jupiterHenry Seltzer – The astrology of May features Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto. This is a complex month when inner planet retrogrades bring a sense of confusion and potential upset, switching gears, and when all three outer planets are once again very much in evidence, signaling transformation. Mercury is in its retrograde for the entire month, and then some, when you take the period of its retrograde shadow into account.

Mercury stations direct on Sunday, May 22nd, one day after a dramatic Full Moon that is closely conjunct retrograde Mars, so that this is one particularly strong weekend of the entire Mercury Retrograde period. Mercury finally escapes its retrograde shadow next month, on June 7th.

It is also fascinating to note that when the New Moon comes along, on Friday, May 6th, the Sun and Moon make a grand trine in Earth signs with Jupiter and Pluto, bringing the volatile forming square between Jupiter and Saturn fully into the picture, and Uranus-Pluto as well. This grand trine is formed once again when Mercury stations two weeks later, at 14 degrees of Taurus.

Jupiter in mid-Virgo stations this month also, and remains all month in close contra-parallel with Neptune in Pisces, opposite Jupiter. With all the outer planets triggered in this way, what we have is another rather intense monthly cycle, with plenty of introspective moments and with other-dimensional intimations that nudge us into the personal evolution that our higher selves have apparently long ago signed up for.

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Oracle Report ~ Thursday, March 31, 2016


“Rock Pool” – photographer Tim

Third Quarter Moon in Capricorn: revise, realign

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom):  Chinnamasta, Goddess Who Expands (Blows) the Mind

Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire):  Seth, God of the North, God of Enlightenment

Skill:  stay “grounded” or connected with the Earth

True Alignments: small efforts yielding large results, seeing something that was evident for a long time, tuned in to nature, fellowship of humanity, taking turns, sustainable, going deep, trust, cleansing, sincerity

Catalysts for Change:  need for approval, lack of direction, rushing forward, isolative, blindly following, battles for control, stress, inaccurate view of self, disempowerment, dependence, laborious, stubborn, only seeing a “negative” future, leaking energy to situations that are lifeless

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “a table set for an evening meal” (putting things in place, aiming for something)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “the music of the spheres” (recalibration of consciousness)

Mercury conjuncts Uranus 3:49 pm ET/7:49 pm UT The firestorm that was briefly mentioned yesterday comes today with the conjunction of Mercury and Uranus.  This combination brings unexpected news, surprising or sudden (even shocking) events, higher potential for accidents (especially car accidents), radical changes (especially radical changes of mind), torrential weather, arguments, relocations, and emotionally-charged communications.

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Oracle Report – Wednesday, March 9, 2016


“Deception Waterfall” – photo by Mike

New Moon in Pisces/Aries (2:41 pm ET/7:41 pm UT): begin anew, set an intention or wish

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Kali, Goddess of Beginnings and Endings

Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Seth, God of the North, God of Enlightenment

Skill: accept/forgive/release something; wake up to the truth of something

True Alignments: pure intentions, beautiful acts, rising above, inspiration, creating inner order out of outer chaos, emotions used for creativity, in place, opportunities for learning, healing, finding an expert, valuing self, connecting with nature, innovation

Catalysts for Change: insensitivity, unorganized, creating chaotic situations, hidden motives, something that does not add up (look twice at important things), heightened anger or aggression, perfectionism, self-sabotage, manipulation of money, ugly behavior, issues with achievements or success, self-loathing (these thoughts are archontic, not native to you)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “a table set for an evening meal” (rearranging, setting things in place, returning “home”)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “the music of the spheres” (recalibration of human consciousness)

Mercury hits the familiar note of “a girl blowing a bugle,” the energy that Neptune was discharging for so long this year.  Today, we recognize something important – a wake up call of sorts – which prompts an impulse for action.  This may be a continuation of something that was shown to us last month with the theme of “a large white dove bearing a message.”

Last lunar month and this lunar month go hand in hand, as both are like month-long Balsamic Moon phases – the time of the year when we release the past and prepare the “field” or the “future” for the next year.  This is based on natural planting and growth cycles, the cycles of the Sun, Moon, and Earth.  So, we are “loading in” our hopes, wishes, and dreams for the future and “pulling out” that which we do not want to carry forward.

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Oracle Report ~ Friday, January 22, 2016


Photo by Ann

Gibbous Moon in Cancer: trust

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Kali, Goddess of Endings and Beginnings

Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Seth, God of the North, God of Enlightenment

Skill: hold the mindset and heart-set that truth and love prevails

True Alignments: assertive, prepared, making a change, removing obstacles, radiating harmony, home of the heart, making gains, creation of artistic images or compositions, paying attention

Catalysts for Change: unimaginative, seeing only the negative, disrespect, over-focused on appearance and false appearances, false flags, abandonment issues, impulsive actions or changes, trendy, failure to see the wisdom of one’s experiences

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “a hidden choir singing during a religious service” (unseen assistance)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “the music of the spheres” (re-tuning of consciousness)

The Moon is making opposition with Pluto and Mercury today, which tends to lead our thoughts and emotions toward heaviness, but also toward en-light-enment.

Adding to a higher level of emotionality, Mars is at the degree of “a drowning man is being rescued.” Under this dynamic, anything that threatens to become overpowering (in any way, emotional or otherwise) is prevented from doing so. This lunar month, we have special assistance from places unseen, particularly from Spirit, with the Sabian symbol of the “hidden choir singing during a religious service.” They are there in the background, providing assistance when we are in need. We can call upon them at anytime. The “service” lasts all lunar month long. Continue reading

Oracle Report ~ Friday, January 1, 2016

black moonDisseminating Moon in Libra: share, communicate

Aspect of the Aeon Sophia (Wisdom): Tara – Goddess Who Guides Through Troubles, Dhumavati – Goddess Who Sorts and Winnows

Aspect of the Aeon Thelete (Will/Desire): Elias – God of the West, God of Transformation

Skill: think twice; take things one thing at a time

True Alignments: healing with humor, relaxation, getting “back” on track, thoughtfulness, little luxuries, beauty, keeping it real, remembering who you are, philosophical pursuits, missions, seeing signs and getting the message

Catalysts for Change: a need to stand out or be recognized, arrogance, bragging, showing off, foolhardy, ignoring danger signs, not taking things seriously or taking things too seriously, cover ups, lack of skill, struggling, repeating past patterns, impulsivity, head games

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “in winter, people cutting ice from a frozen pond for use in summer” (preparing, seeing ahead)

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Year: “the music of the spheres” (re-tuning/recalibration of consciousness)

The Moon has moved into the sign of Libra, joining Mars and the Black Moon in that sign through Sunday, January 3 at 2:37 pm ET/7:37 pm UT. When the Moon transits (moves through) the same sign as the Black Moon, fears are unconsciously triggered. Our personal shadow sides and our collective shadow sides “show out” and we project our feelings onto others. Knowing that this is happening, we can make conscious that which has been unconscious. Thus, we can make choices, instead of the astrology making choices for us. Continue reading

Oracle Report – Saturday, November 28 – Sunday, November 29, 2015


“Sundog” – photo by Harriet

Full Moon in Cancer/Leo (Sunday 7:47 pm ET/00:47 am UT): clarity, illumination, realization

Goddess of Wisdom: Kamala – Goddess of Transformation

God of Will: Elias – God of the West, God of Transformation

Skill: observe the inner and outer conflict and learn what it is teaching

True Alignments: inner change producing outer change, open-hearted, independent, kind to self, humility, change in belief, balance restored, opportunities, abundant supply, mysteries

Catalysts for Change: shallow, being in dissimilar vibrations, obsession, stealing someone’s treasure, foolishness, not trusting what the heart says, commitment issues, creating barriers, disrespect

Sabian Symbol for the Solar-Lunar Month: “a woman drawing aside two dark curtains that closed the entrance to a sacred pathway”

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

As the Full Moon phase, the time of the lunar cycle when things reach a peak, continues, several strong astrological aspects continue, creating situations that are ripe for change/shift/transformation (choose your preference). The Reports from the past few days remain posted below, filling in the scene with detail. Those energetics remain in play, so please refer to the past few days reports to follow the flow of the Full Moon phase and all that it is delivering to us. Continue reading