Sunday, June 26, 2022

The Cosmic Story: July and the Sign of Cancer, 2022


The Cosmic Story: July and the Sign of Cancer


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With Summer Solstice just past, we’re already beginning to lose the light here in the northern hemisphere! While summer is just beginning for us, we’re entering the Yin phase of the year – with the declining light, we begin to shed what is no longer serving life.

The ancient Romans saw July as the Month to Savor what we have sown. It is a time when the fruits are ripening and ready to pick and enjoy. The abundance of our harvest refreshes us, but the cycle of the year is turning and we begin the slow decline of light and growth this month. The ancient Romans celebrated the death of Adonis in July, the young lover of Aphrodite, who is killed by a boar (the wild, primitive Mother). It was a time of gain and loss, but with the promise of rebirth to come. The women in both Greece and Rome would honor this god of growing and dying by planting red anemones which only last a few days, and by expressing their deepest feelings of grief as they mourned as a community and hoped for rebirth.

So July became a time to enjoy the abundance and beauty of life as well as acknowledging that after abundance comes decline and death.

The sign of Cancer


 Astrologically, the water sign of Cancer symbolizes the Divine Mother’s womb out of which we birth our conscious emotional body and our home ground. As the second cardinal sign which begins with Summer Solstice, this season symbolizes a new cycle of emotional security (Mark Jones) that is vested inside ourselves rather than in the outer world.

Cancer is concerned with our family of origin as a matrix for our individual growth as a soul. Did we receive the emotional nurturing we needed as children to feel emotionally secure in ourselves? Or are we still looking for that security outside ourselves and from others?

Since I have a Cancer Moon, I have a strong connection to mothering (being a singe mother of 4 kids + the whole neighborhood!) and have had to learn to be emotionally secure in myself, since I wanted to raise good, conscious adults. 

 With my grown children scattered all over the world, I resigned myself to the thought that I probably won’t have grandchildren living near me. But something magical happened this year. Pluto opposed my Cancer Moon all last year, with the third pass on Christmas Day. I was alone last Christmas for the first time in my life and I felt it was time to give up my desire to have my children around me. A month later one of my sons told me he and his brother were going to buy me a house, so they would all have a home to come back to visit. I’m moving into that home in mid-July. Sending deepest love and gratitude to Michael and Gregory!

While I always hoped I was doing a good job as a single mom, you never know for sure. I guess Mr. Pluto gave me the thumbs up! This is just a reminder that heavy energy like Pluto’s brings us the evolutionary rewards we have earned.

Due to my move, this will be the only newsletter I publish until the end of July.

Cancer Astrology:

The Cancer New Moon occurs on Tuesday, June 28th at 7:52pm PDT/ 10:52pm EDT/ 3:52am GMT.



The Sabian symbol for the Cancer Sun & Moon at 8* Cancer is: A group of rabbits dressed in human clothes walk as if on parade. It seems that all life stretches to grow in consciousness, imitating those mentors who seem to already possess what we want to learn. The image itself speaks to having some fun while we’re doing it.

This Cancer New Moon squares Jupiter in Aries, challenging us to be brave and to figure out what we really desire. And then we have to find ways to nurture ourselves with it.

Another big energy at this New Moon is the ongoing Saturn in Aquarius square to both the lunar nodes and to Uranus in Taurus. We have to stretch beyond what we’ve accomplished and push for more growth. We have to leave our old communal stories behind and create a new story that is inclusive and sustainable.

With the recent Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe vs. Wade, as well as the equally stupid ruling on guns and religious schools, we are seeing the potential curbing of many of our civil rights here in the US. It is a call for all of us to engage in our government, which isn’t perfect but which we can make more perfect if we take our role as citizens seriously. We have to engage in our communities and bring our gifts and knowledge to them if we want change.

The other New Moon energy is Mars in Aries conjunct Eris, the warrioress who protects the truth of the heart. With the masculine doing energy of Mars, we can stand in our heart’s truth.


The Gene Key for this New Moon is #52: the shadow is stress (we can all relate to that!), the gift is restraint and the blessing is Stillness. Find that stillness within yourself and ask yourself: What do I desire most?

We are in the midst of a planetary transformation of human consciousness. Each one of us is important to that transformation. So do the work and find your center. Stay grounded in your body – we are here to embody spirit. That’s where you’ll find your emotional security. And if you need help, don’t be afraid to ask for it.

The Capricorn Full Moon occurs on Wednesday, July 13 at 11:38am PDT/ 2:38pm EDT/ 7:38pm GMT.



The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 22* Cancer is: A young woman awaiting a sailboat. What are you longing for? Where is spirit sending you? What new experiences are you opening to?

The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 22* Capricorn is: By accepting defeat gracefully, a general reveals nobility of character. I would hope that some of our world leaders would actually have this nobility of character. Defeat, just like ‘failure’ is only momentary. It’s what we do with it that matters.  Maybe it's time to get on that sailboat and explore new ideas, new places, new people. 

Moon over Cancer Waters

This Full Moon is engaging all the outer planets and a few inner ones.

The Capricorn Moon is conjunct Pluto, mirroring his ongoing disintegration and transformation of our society. The Cancer Sun is conjunct Mercury and Ceres, asking us to consider what makes for a better, more emotionally secure world. The Full Moon also squares Eris in Aries, continuing to fortify us with the bravery to stand up for our heart’s truth.

This Full Moon also has a beautiful connection to Neptune in Pisces, helping us encompass the whole world in our hearts. And it is in a mentally invigorating connection to Uranus in Taurus, opening us to Mother Nature’s evolutionary genius. 


The Gene Keys for this Full Moon are:

1. For the Capricorn Moon, #61 – the shadow is Psychosis (either disenchantment or fanaticism), the gift is Inspiration and the blessing is sanctity (entering the Unknown).

2. For the Cancer Sun, #62 – the shadow is intellect, the gift is precision, and the blessing is impeccability (a bow to don Juan!)


I’m reading Jane Goodall’s book, The Book of Hope: A survival guide for Trying Times. I’ve been told that listening to the audio book is even better, since Ms. Goodall narrates it. She tells countless stories about the good work people are doing to restore the environment. Nature is resilient and if we allow Nature to teach us how to do it, we can restore what we have sullied.

So stay hopeful, which mean get to work on what you hope will happen!

Both Saturn and Pluto are already retrograde and Neptune is about to join them on June 28th. When planet go retrograde, they work on an inner level. So work on your dreams, play with your imagination and sort through the delusions that hold your mind captive.

Jupiter will go retrograde on July 28th at the Leo New Moon. I’ll be writing about that in my next newsletter.

We certainly live in trying times, but we chose to incarnate now. This is what all the past years have brought us to – a clear and present danger that we have to face. Call on Eris, the warrioress who defends our hearts, to give you courage and strength. Do not fall into despair. You don’t have to do it alone. Find your tribe and work together to create a better world for us all.

Summer blessings,



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Little Summer Poem Touching the Subject of Faith

Every summer
I listen and look
under the sun's brass and even
into the moonlight, but I can't hear

anything, I can't see anything --
not the pale roots digging down, nor the green stalks muscling up,
nor the leaves
deepening their damp pleats,

nor the tassels making,
nor the shucks, nor the cobs.
And still,
every day,

the leafy fields
grow taller and thicker --
green gowns lofting up in the night,
showered with silk.

And so, every summer,
I fail as a witness, seeing nothing --
I am deaf too
to the tick of the leaves,

the tapping of downwardness from the banyan feet --
all of it
beyond any seeable proof, or hearable hum.

And, therefore, let the immeasurable come.
Let the unknowable touch the buckle of my spine.
Let the wind turn in the trees,
and the mystery hidden in the dirt

swing through the air.
How could I look at anything in this world
and tremble, and grip my hands over my heart?
What should I fear?

One morning
in the leafy green ocean
the honeycomb of the corn's beautiful body
is sure to be there.

~ Mary Oliver ~

(West Wind)

Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Cosmic Story: Sagittarius Full Moon and Summer Solstice.

The Wheel of the Year

As we approach Summer Solstice here in the northern hemisphere, we are experiencing the full extent of sunlight for the year. Summer Solstice this year occurs on June 21st, when the Sun enters the sign of Cancer.

As the Wheel of the Year turns, we are moving from the energies of Spring Equinox to the emerging energies of Summer Solstice. Let’s look back at what the cosmic energies of this Spring tell us.

The Aries New Moon was conjunct Mercury and Chiron, planting the seeds to reclaim our own Minds – to understand who we are – from the collective miasma (bad smell) of our corporate society. Then on April 12th, the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction in Pisces opened a connection to Spirit and the needs of both humanity and the Earth. The Libra Full Moon of balance and responsibility to Self and Other was squared by Pluto in Capricorn – challenging us to see what is happening in our world – the dis-information and delusions, the gender and wealth inequality, the dominator war in Ukraine, the move on the part of Republicans to take away our freedom and our votes, the worsening climate crisis, the murder of our children. The breakdown of our civil society.

Then began eclipse season with the North Node in Taurus and the South Node in Scorpio. Our cosmic instructions are to release old emotional trauma (Scorpio) and come back to the intelligence of our bodies. To stay in the present and Be Here Now. Taurus Solar Eclipse was conjunct Uranus, hopefully shaking us out of our complacency about the issues facing us personally, as a country and as a world. At the Scorpio Lunar Eclipse, also conjunct Uranus (opening us to Earth’s creative genius), we were offered a chance to release our old traumas and let go of our old stories.

With Saturn in Aquarius squaring the lunar nodes in Taurus (NN) and Scorpio (SN) at both eclipses, we are challenged to look at what’s going on in the world with objective eyes and arise to stand by our values and to speak our truths. What are we dedicated to? If we want to be the change we’ve been waiting for, we have to engage in our society in some way. First, we have to align ourselves with our inner truth so we bring a calming energy into play. Then we have to really understand that if we want to live in a democratic and free world, we have to engage in it to keep it viable. We can’t sit back and let ‘them’ take care of things. It is up to us to become good citizens and help renew our democracy.


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Mercury went retrograde during May to return to those truths as it trined Pluto in Capricorn from Taurus three times – the third and final time on June 10th, the day after the January 6th committee broadcast. Mercury trine Pluto – revealing what is hidden so we can talk about it. The message, at least for Americans, is clear: since Pluto is in its first return in the U.S. chart, what is being revealed is the need to renew our government in ways that make sense to our modern age. Our task is to do it peacefully. It’s time to put down our guns and turn them into plowshares.

The Gemini New Moon was interesting because it didn’t make any aspects to other planets, so it offered us an opportunity to align with our pristine Minds so we could come to our own realizations about what we see going on in the world.

As the last energetic pulse before Summer Solstice starts a whole new season, the Super Moon Sagittarius/Gemini Full Moon on June 14th offers us a chance to change our perspective and find our inner truth. Super Moons occur when the Moon is at its closest to the Earth, so its pull effects us more than usual.

Gemini/Sagittarius Full Moon

This week’s Sagittarius Full Moon occurs on Tuesday, June 14th at 4:51am PDT/ 7:51 am EDT/ 12:51pm GMT.



This late Spring Full Moon shows us how we use our Mind – both the logical mind and the intuitive mind. The truth is: What we believe shapes our vision of reality. And as we’ve seen in the past 7 years, ‘social reality’ is much harder to perceive than ever before. The initiation is to find our soul’s truth.

With the lunar nodes in Taurus and Scorpio, we have to deal with the trauma of living in environmental crisis. Despite everything that’s going on, the climate crisis is the most important crisis we face. It’s been over 60 years since we collectively became aware of what our consumer, war-like society has done to the Earth. We are at a tipping point and if the citizens of the world do not rise up and demand change, our children’s future is stark. 



This Gemini-Sagittarius Full Moon calls us to examine our beliefs and think of new ways to face the reason we’ve all incarnated. We are here to raise humanity’s consciousness and our initiation is to deal with our innate selfishness that won’t sacrifice (to make sacred) for the good of all. We have to shift our concerns from our individual welfare to our collective welfare. Our initiation is to know we are all one.

This Full Moon in Gemini-Sagittarius is all about the journey to our higher truth. How we use our ‘mind’ to shape our world determines how we’ll act in the world. If you stay focused on the darkness and chaos, you will see the world as a deeply dangerous place. If you stay too focused on the light, you can’t see the truth of the world. Our task is to see both light and dark in a balance.

With Neptune in Pisces squaring this Full Moon, we can get lost in more delusions and let petty tyrants rule our world. Or we can open our imaginations and find ways to dissolve old patterns of belief that no longer serve us individually and collectively, and re-imagine what we want to create.

Jupiter, the ruler of this Sagittarius Full Moon, is in Aries, ready to help us stand in our own power and beliefs. Mercury, the ruler of the Gemini Sun, just returned to his own sign of Gemini, with our mind refreshed and renewed. Mars in his own sign of Aries is conjunct Chiron, giving us the energy to become who we were born to be. 


Venus and Uranus have just met up in Taurus, urging us to embody ourselves; to use our senses, our instincts and intuition to show us what is real and then to use our minds to figure out what we need to do about it.   

The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 24* Gemini is: Children skating over a frozen village pond. Dane Rudhyar says of this symbol: the use of inhibiting circumstances for the development of character and a transcendent approach to the environment. So instead of complaining about what’s going on, it’s up to us to develop this time to develop our character.


Mountain Bluebird

The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 24* Sagittarius is: A bluebird perched on the gate of a cottage. Rudhyar states: the reward that meets every effort at integration into a social environment for those who remain true to their own selves. This is the ‘blue bird of happiness’ we’ve all heard about and it is a sign of good luck. What happens if we’re just ourselves?

As we understand what the Cosmic Story has been telling us, it is up to us to find ways to incarnate what we know into action. That’s what Summer Solstice is bringing our way.

Summer Solstice: June 21, 2022

Summer Solstice occurs on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 2:14am PDT/ 5:14am EDT/ 10:14am GMT.  This chart is set for Washington, D.C.




This year when the Sun enters the sign of Cancer, the Aries Moon is in a waning square to the Sun. The waning square indicates a ‘crisis in consciousness’ – a time of maturation and awareness of what you’ve already created and imagining what you want to create in the future .  It's a time to slow down and reflect and recharge.

The Sabian symbol for the Sun at 1* Cancer is: On a ship sailors lower an old flag and raise a new one. Rudhyar states: A radical change of allegiance exteriorized in a symbolic act: a point of no return.

As the Wheel of the Year turns at the Solstices and Equinoxes, we are energized to act.

The Sabian symbol for the Moon at 4* Aries is: Two lovers strolling on a secluded walk. Rudhyar states: in order to respond fully to the potentials released by a sense of identification with a greater Whole, human beings need to be whole ourselves. First we have to Be whole to create wholeness.

As you can see, we keep coming back to two issues: how do we unite our inner feminine and masculine energies (Yin & Yang) to become whole in ourselves, and then how do we act out of that wholeness for the good of the Whole?

As Cancer is the sign associated with Motherhood, we know that a mother will do anything to protect her child (as that mother in Uvalde did). Perhaps we need to stop supporting patriarchy and start working to make sure that all our people are safe and protected (Aries is the protector!).

This next season until Fall Equinox will be a time to think about our new allegiances. This is important because on the U.S.’s Election Day, November 8, 2022, there will be a total lunar eclipse in Scorpio involving wonderfully disruptive Uranus, and you know that means there will be dissension about those elections results. The only way to stop the take over of our democracy and change it is to engage in the system.  Transformation from within and without.


The inner chart is America's 4th of July natal chart.  The outer wheel are the progressions for November 8, 2022.  



On Election Day, we’ll see America’s 4th of July progressed Moon almost on its natal degree in Aquarius once again. We the people (Moon symbolizes a nation’s people) are remembering our freedom. If we want it.

I hope the blessings of Summer Solstice will bring you joy and abundance just as they bring you the responsibility to grow your ‘garden’ well.




In Blackwater Woods

Look, the trees
are turning
their own bodies
into pillars

of light,
are giving off the rich
fragrance of cinnamon
and fulfillment,

the long tapers
of cattails
are bursting and floating away over
the blue shoulders

of the ponds,
and every pond,
no matter what its
name is, is

nameless now.
Every year
I have ever learned

in my lifetime
leads back to this: the fires
and the black river of loss
whose other side

is salvation,
whose meaning
none of us will ever know.
To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.

~ Mary Oliver ~

(American Primitive)

Friday, May 27, 2022

The Cosmic Story: June is the month of Nurture: Gemini New Moon 2022


The Cosmic Story: Gemini’s June Story

June is Juno’s Month



June breezes in on the fragrances of May, as the blossoms blow away and the buds and leaves begin to appear. Much more secure and comfortable than in early Spring, we feel summer on the way. June is the month of Nurture, for it is the goddess Juno – Queen Mother of the Roman pantheon – who holds rulership over this month.

As the Sun approaches Summer Solstice, its gifts of life and warmth promote growth and ripening in nature and in our human lives. June’s warm comfort is like the contentment and feelings a mother has nursing her newborn baby – or any parent with a bottle and a rocking chair. If any of you have experienced that calm and peace of feeding your precious child, you know how the Romans experienced the month of June. (Remember, they didn’t have heat or electricity!)

During June, we begin to feel contentment; we know life holds promise. The month of June was dedicated to the Goddess as Mother nurturing her young, the Queen of Heaven and her Child. It was also a time when Heaven and Earth join together to produce Life, this Sacred Marriage celebrated at the Summer Solstice.

Both these acts are her Blessings. Juno, Mother of the Gods and Queen over Rome, was both nurturing mother and equal partner with Jupiter. (Italians and their mothers!:) She represents a vital energy of life; the energy of youth, of possibilities. That’s what mothers do while they nurse their babies – they dream a life for them. 


Juno, Queen of the Gods 

She was like her Greek counterpart, Hera, who was called ‘the perfect one’ and who was celebrated as the Full Moon. Juno was the Goddess of Love and Marriage, and we all know about the ‘June bride’. Yet, Romans considered it dangerous and unlucky for a woman to marry until June’s Full Moon. Romans believed that the Moon brought good fortune to women – perhaps in memory of that earlier Goddess, who could be perfected at the Full Moon.

While the Romans honored their Divine Mother and Queen during June, the Goddess Vesta was also honored. Vesta was the goddess-energy of Fire – the village/city/home fires. Vesta was the life-force of the village, and later for Rome, the state. For Romans, the Vestal Virgins had to stay virgins. But their real purpose was to be a light to their community. We remember them whenever we do rituals, for all ritual begins with the lighting of the sacred fire. That is Vesta, the sacred fire of life, used for life. And that’s what was – and still is – celebrated in June.

June’s Astrology

June begins with an end-of-May Gemini New Moon on May 30th. There are a few astrological energies that occur in this last week of May that are connected to June’s astrological signature. 

The Sun entered Gemini on May 20th and on May 21st met up with Mercury retrograde in the first degree of Gemini, initiating a new 4-month mindset that will (hopefully) make us look within ourselves and at our shadows (both collectively and personally). The Sabian symbol for 1* Gemini is: A glass-bottomed boat reveals undersea wonders. Will we see monsters or mermaids, horrors or exquisite beauty? Will we see the Other and know that it is really ourselves we are seeing?



First though, our collective task is to deal with the planetary energy that is already creating waves in the U.S. and around the world. Mars left his deep dive into the undersea wonders/horrors of Pisces and entered his own sign of Aries on Tuesday May 24th, just hours after the horrific elementary school massacre in Texas. Mars is associated with anger, violence and battle. But it is also the energy of engagement, of stepping up, of protection. It’s time to force our leaders to do something or vote them out!  Integrate your Mars and become the protector of life!



Mars was in the last few hours of his stay in Pisces (where he met up with Neptune) as the tragedy occurred, creating a tsunami of cries for a better world. Our collective unconscious wants to get it through our thick collective heads that our leaders are complicit in all these deaths by not doing anything to stop the violence. In fact, they are creating the violence with their hypocrisy and vitriol.

Hopefully, the death of these children will finally open people’s eyes to the state of our decaying political system – our Pluto return can show us the swamp and also how to drain it. Hopefully, we will rise up and have a peaceful revolution this year and let this tsunami of sorrow and anguish over unnecessary deaths and twisted psyches wash away the ‘old white boy system’ here in the U.S. and around the world. These ‘dominators’ keep allowing our precious babies to die to defend the ‘freedom’ to buy a gun, yet want to force women to have unwanted babies. Their so called prayers are worthless, for their connection to the god-force is lost. They are not leaders. They are dominators.

While the Earth changes intensify, patriarchy goes on a killing spree – it would rather kill everybody and everything rather than die. Instead of turning our energies to healing ourselves and the Earth, we are being led to turn our energies to fear and hatred. It’s time to break out of our old paradigm of power, domination and death, for it is killing us and killing the Earth.

With Mars, Jupiter, Chiron and Eris in Aries as May ends, it’s time to discover who we really are and what we really want. Mars and Jupiter will meet up on Sunday, May 29th. Jupiter will lend its expansive energy to whatever Mars actions we choose to take. Will we choose more death and destruction, or will we stand up for a better world? Find Aries in your natal chart and see if you have any Aries planets – they will help you channel Mars and Jupiter’s energies, as will planets in any of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn).



Mercury has backed up into Taurus, grounding our Minds in our bodies again. How do we feel now? The world is in total chaos, the hypocrisy is overt, the climate is extreme, and people are devastated by the inflation caused by corporate greed and monopolies. What keeps us as complacent as cows in a field? What stops us from participating in creating a new, better world?

Mercury’s initial energy this retrograde calls for us to re-align ourselves with the cosmic OM, the vibration of creation. Mercury is slowing down at this New Moon so it has a more powerful effect on us. What are we going to do about our world, our life?

When Mercury, the divine messenger, turns direct on June 3rd at 27* Taurus, it squares Saturn at 25* Aquarius, as Saturn stops to turn retrograde on June 4th. This aspect touches on the idea that we have to focus on what benefits the whole. But we also have to stay open to new ideas, not letting old, rigid beliefs hold us back from opening to the future. Watch your language and see if you go to extremes – always, never etc. It’s a time to stay balanced and hold the tension of opposites.

The Sabain symbol for Mercury turning direct at 27* Taurus: An old Indian woman selling the artifacts of her tribe to passers-by. This is a symbol of bringing our gifts back into the collective in a wiser way. 



The Sabian symbol for Saturn turning retrograde at 25* Aquarius is: A butterfly with the right wing more perfectly formed. The butterfly is an ancient symbol of Psyche or Soul. This image speaks to the need to use our right-brain imagination the way it is meant to be used – as a spiritual tuning fork that aligns us with Nature’s evolutionary genius. If we open ourselves to our imagination, it will show us how to meet these multiple challenges.

Mercury will rise in the morning sky a few days after this New Moon. It will appear in the morning sky along with Mars, Jupiter and Venus. If you wake up early, go take a look at this beautiful sight.



Will our collective (Aquarius) Mind stop and focus on the real issues facing us? Will we grow up and take responsibility (Saturn) for our world and our society? Are we willing to sacrifice some of our comforts (Taurus) to make the changes necessary to create a healthy, peaceful world – a better world (Taurus). Can we play with our imagination to discover new ways to understand what is happening in our world?

Find the natal houses where your Mercury and your Saturn are, to understand how you are affected by these planets. And then find the houses where Taurus and Aquarius lie to see where these planets are moving through your chart, so you can look deeper into your soul to discover what you are being called to.

Gemini New Moon

The Gemini New Moon occurs on Monday, May 30th at 4:30 am PDT/ 7:30 am EDT/ 12:30 pm GMT.


 Gemini New Moon 2022

Gemini is the first air sign of the zodiac wheel. It is the sign of the Twins, of our binary nature, of duality, of knowledge and perception. This duality can also symbolize the two sides of the brain – our rational, left brain and our imaginative, right brain. Reason, intuition, feeling and sensation help us understand our world. These are the Gemini tools that help us shape our world.

Mercury, as the ruler of Gemini, is a god who travels between realms, uniting different dimensions and different perspectives and learning how to communicate what he sees and understands. Gemini brings two opposites into a tension that can result in a new, 3rd thing or idea through the transcendent function. This brings about the new insight, the new understanding, the new integration.

This Gemini New Moon is interesting because the Sun and the Moon only form an aspect with each other. There are only weak energetic connections between this New Moon and the other planets – meaning there are no major aspects to this New Moon. Therefore this Gemini New Moon is openly on-track with the realizations of this Mercury retrograde. Is your mind free? Is it free to let your imagination shape your thoughts? Is your mind free to look at those thoughts and choose how you want to work with them – will they control you or will you use those thoughts to understand something new about your life? And where do your values comes in (Mercury in Taurus)? Can you come to an understanding of yourself and the world based on those values you want to shape your life?

With Mercury retrograde in Taurus, values will need to shape our thinking going forward. The world, our country, our people are at a cross-roads – we really are! The only resolution to this chaos is for each of us to contribute whatever our gifts and talents are to our families, friends, communities and world.

With this free-floating Gemini New Moon, we can shape what we want to plant without other energies shifting things. What do we really intuit/feel/think about the world (Gemini Moon)? What do we want to do about the world (Gemini Sun)?

Take all those Aries planets – Mars, Jupiter, Chiron and Eris – and use their energies to figure out who you are. You can always change things at a later date when you know more about yourself. But just be who you are now.

Be Here Now!

With Venus, Pallas, Uranus, the North Node, and Mercury retrograde in Taurus, let your body lead the way. Venus conjuncts Uranus on June 11th, so stay open for surprises. Listen to your body. What does it feel like? If you’re tired, rest. If you’re hungry, eat. If you’re nervous, go out into nature. Get back to your original nature. We’ve been so cut off from our body and its wisdom. It’s time to pay attention and begin to let go of old destructive behaviors that were generated by patriarchal advertising agencies and big corporations. Get over your negative body image and just be and love it.

Gemini/Sagittarius Full Moon

This Sagittarius Full Moon occurs on June 14th at 4:52 am PDT/ 7:52am EDT/ 12:52pm GMT.


 Sagittarius Full Moon 2022

The message of this Full Moon, which squares Neptune in Pisces, is this: are we going to listen to the voices of those in need – the children, the elders, the poor, the war-torn – and re-adjust our beliefs. Can we focus on what we’ve learned since the New Moon and reflect on our lack of understanding of the forces at work in our world? Can we be curious about what is happening around us as well as to us? Can we finally understand that we depend on each other to make life worth-while?


The Sagittarius Moon is out-of-bonds, meaning that it can embrace and encompass more than usual.  Hopefully, we can embrace new beliefs and ideas and possibilities .

This Sagittarius Full Moon comes about a week before Summer Solstice, so I’ll end here and write something for the upcoming Cancer season.

Until then, stay grounded. Bring in peace, love and understanding to whatever you do. The world needs it.




For a Parent on the Death of a Child

No one knows the wonder
Your child awoke in you,
Your heart a perfect cradle
To hold its presence.
Inside and outside became one
As new waves of love
Kept surprising your soul.

Now you sit bereft
Inside a nightmare,
Your eyes numbed
By the sight of a grave
No parent should ever see.

You will wear this absence
Like a secret locket,
Always wondering why
Such a new soul
Was taken home so soon.

Let the silent tears flow
And when your eyes clear
Perhaps you will glimpse
How your eternal child
Has become the unseen angel
Who parents your heart
And persuades the moon
To send new gifts ashore.

~ John O'Donohue ~

(To Bless the Space Between Us)

In memory of those lost

in Manchester, United Kingdom