February 13/14, 2017











Libra Moon Opp. Aries Mars for Valentines Day.
Cardinal T-Square Moon/Mars/Retro-Jupiter/Uranus/Pluto

That’s action, and with it, emotion.

What kind of New Life are you building in the center of your old life and what does it require?

We keep trying to project out to the future, well aware that at any moment we may be surprised, and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that we are already surprised.

Surprised is part of the new normal. A provisional acceptance of current conditions with the idea that they are changing, and some as yet, for us personally, may even improve, or crash, or improve… or crash, or you know it.
It’s an evolution with a host of variables.

We are becoming faster than we can document our changes.
We are the un-watched pot, boiling away while our eyes turn to see what is already in play.

We are the invisible hand at the center of our own churn, seeming to respond, and we do respond, steering our ship round the swirls and eddies, sending a life-ring out, and catching another, making waves as we go.

We are in the space between Eclipses now.

Our lives are evolving at a faster than usual rate.
Strange as it seems, it’s a growth spurt, of a kind.

What shapes are we becoming?

Events, and plenty of them. Coping with choices already made.
Karma in action. So much to do.

Love YOU!!!!


Don’t forget the joy of connection to another living creature, and the thrill of discovery.
There are freedoms in these disruptions, and you deserve them.

I know you won’t forget the fear snaking through the walls, an undercurrent.
How wise are you to disregard it?

But then again, what are you going to do, buy it a cookie?
What has fear ever done for you?



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Jupiter Retrograde, Mercury in Aquarius, and a Full Moon Leo Eclipse.

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Last night, Jupiter turned back, because the fight is not over.
Jupiter in Libra goes back to clash with Pluto and Uranus, diminished perhaps in power, but not in purpose.

Experiential overload.
Trying to balance the scales.
Justice takes time.

Jupiter’s retrograde lasts until the 9th of June, but by the middle of May He will have found his station/sticking point at 13/14 degrees and stay right there, as though an acupuncturist had paid him, until the middle of June.

Four months to work through issues that have already emerged regarding travel, ethnicity, law, religion, politics itself, regarding expansion.

What is fair?

It won’t be the same as it was.
We will not return to anything.
We may alter improve or destroy our civil rights, our living situation, our work life, our interpersonal relationships, our debt, our ethical quandary, but we will not go back.

It’s breathtaking how ordinary the extraordinary can feel,
and then the headache as you try to process, to find a filter or lens that calms, clarifies, contextualizes the new normal.

It won’t happen that way. No view of past actions fully accounts for the present time.
It’s a combination of Rhopalocera metamorphosis, and when a toddler knocks all the blocks down.


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Don’t think for a moment that you don’t need a crisis, because you do, you absolutely do.
Who are you going to be when you come to it?

There is a heated uncertainty that promises failure, and delivers advantage and tragedy both.
It’s a bait and switch that is not only destructive, it’s also creative.
Right after you clean up this mess.

At the same time as you clean up this mess?
Yes. That’s it.

Jupiter in Libra is not only the scales of Justice, but the Law of Relationships.
There is already so much material to work with. Slow down. Look around. Dig in.
If you can… Perhaps not so much digging in until later on in the transit.
Speed is upon us, and if we do anything now, we careen.

Robin Switzman 2008










~ Hurt is a part of life. To be honest, I think hurt is a part of happiness, that our definition of happiness has gotten very narrow lately, very nervous, a little afraid of this brawling, fabulous, unpredictable world.
– Julian Gough ~

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The Full Moon Eclipse in Leo/Aquarius arrives on February 10, at 22 degrees
It looks brilliant, painful, potentially shocking even if you see it coming, and it kind of has everything…
Uranus, Saturn, and the Moon make a Grand Fire Trine.
Jupiter, The Sun, Moon, Jupiter and Uranus, make a Mystic Rectangle.
Mercury and Venus are each at 5 degrees Aquarius and Aries respectively, they sextile each other and send an inconjunct over to the North Node. Similarly, Pisces Chiron and Capricorn Pluto take on the Moon.

It’s not a Mercury retrograde though Merc in Aquarius/Uranus can feel like that, clarity through misunderstanding. Progress through delay.


Accidental opportunities, sudden response after significant delay, original thought. Fragmentation, as if we ourselves are puzzle pieces, and it is only by joining, only by the various shapes we take, that the story can be told. With arrivals and disappearances, with coming together and falling apart. With secrets that dissipate now that there is no one to tell them to, and songs that can finally be sung. A pebble, what amounts to nearly a stone of emotion lodged in your throat, cough it up and cry. The world that forced you to swallow it is a memory, and you are already becoming someone else. As yet unknowable, unknown.

With Mercury in Aquarius you will be able to see through walls, or in this context, perhaps the walls will be struck by lightning and burn to the ground. What seemed simple may turn out to be dense and difficult, requiring another strategy altogether. Unravel the pattern, and your X-ray eyes will take you further, deeper, waaay out, and far beyond, as the month progresses. Mercury keeps pace to sextile Venus, Mars, and Uranus

What vanishes now in the Eclipse is well and truly gone.
You must be free, unencumbered by what came before.

What breaks will not be put back together in the same shape.

Light-speed, or a rip in the fabric of space/time.

Get ready to be a hero, each in your own way.


The strange thing about all of this tumultuous Astrology is that there is tremendous support (Saturn in Sagittarius) for personal/political/and community growth. As harsh as Saturn is for the late degree mutable signs, (Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo, Pisces that’s YOU,) and he is, for people who are brave enough to believe in a future and work for it, using (and this is the key) the structures available to them, that is, to work with, to revolutionize the nature of the structure, or to work with those in power, even against OTHER people in power, that’s where, and how you will succeed. Our legal systems, our rules and laws make themselves available.

This is a Saturn who is ruled by Jupiter. He ultimately wants freedom AND justice. He wants the highest outcome.
But be careful in the short term, because with Jupiter ruled by Venus, and Venus right now ruled by an Aries Mars, that freedom may come via independence/violence/war.

The emphasis on Mercury/Mars/Uranus in Aquarius is like the kick off, for this final push of our Virgo North Node.

You must do something! Practical if possible, work diligently as you fight for what you believe in. All this without losing your compassion! If only I were joking, but it sort of is a humorless sky.

To use the sky of the next three months, it takes tremendous humility and dedication.
When the North Node is in Virgo, the war is won by inches.
Our Virgo North Node lasts until the 10th of May, when it arrives at 29 Leo, to shift our highest good, from sacrifice and duty, to self-expression.

This is real, it is happening, with full awareness that the results of this Eclipse may not be easy, embrace it.
The future is here and you will have a chance to play your part.

~ It all matters. That someone turns out the lamp, picks up the windblown wrapper, says hello to the invalid, pays at the unattended lot, listens to the repeated tale, folds the abandoned laundry, plays the game fairly, tells the story honestly, acknowledges help, gives credit, says good night, resists temptation, wipes the counter, waits at the yellow, makes the bed, tips the maid, remembers the illness, congratulates the victor, accepts the consequences, takes a stand, steps up, offers a hand, goes first, goes last, chooses the small portion, teaches the child, tends to the dying, comforts the grieving, removes the splinter, wipes the tear, directs the lost, touches the lonely, is the whole thing. What is most beautiful is least acknowledged. What is worth dying for is barely noticed.
-Laura McBride, We Are Called to Rise ~

Love YOU!!!!!



How is this Mini Moon for an amazing surprise?!

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February 2, 2017


With Venus joining Mars in Aries on February 3rd, don’t expect it to cool down.
The Moon in Taurus enhances our desire nature.

We want comfort and we want it now.
We want what feels good and we do not want the rest of it.
Taurus Moon adds stamina, which may be needed.
There is a lot of strength in the sky.
Make contact with your own.

Capricorn Mercury makes a Cardinal T-Square with Uranus in Aries and Libra Jupiter.

Duck and cover Crabs, that doesn’t sound like someone holding back.
Saturn’s trine to Uranus indicates actual results/consequences.

It’s not only that the old world is crumbling, it’s also that a new world is being born.

Love YOU!!!!


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January 31, 2017

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I would say chaos, but chaos might imply a lack of direction.

What we have here are a great many wheels turning.
Gears. Competing mutable agendas and a flurry of arrows shot,
while someone pours boiling oil on the archers,
and you, in bed with a cold, watching the whole thing on the internet, while receiving the news that your best friend is terminally ill, Oh God, No! and realizing that you have to get up and leave now, or you will be late for a meeting that has taken months to put together, a meeting that offers a potential way out of a nearly intractable situation, and on which you have pinned all your hopes. Oh please let it happen!

Quickly now, wash your face! It’s time to function, ready or not!


Or the other one.
The scenario, where your life trickles like a nearly dried up stream in riverbed, on and on, while the bulldozer gets closer.

These two circumstances are not mutually exclusive, after all, you are various, you contain multitudes.


Pisces Moon today, gives you a tiny breather as we hurtle toward Aries to jolt and join Uranus and MARS.

Venus exalted in Pisces square Saturn, in Jupiter ruled Sagittarius, is like making the best, and how do I say it, the ABSOLUTE best of a bad scenario. And when you think about it, what does that even mean?!

We will have time to find out as Venus will be back before long. Her retrograde and her active relationship with Saturn promises to solve some very deep puzzles on a personal level. What is real love? What is value? Why sacrifice?

In the larger picture we may see this as xenophobia versus compassion. Take a look at the yearly for additional perspective.

The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me, he complains
of my gab and my loitering.

I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.

The last scud of day holds back for me,
It flings my likeness after the rest and true as any on the
shadow’d wilds,
It coaxes me to the vapor and the dusk.

I depart as air, I shake my white locks at the runaway sun,
I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it in lacy jags.

I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love,
If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.

You will hardly know who I am or what I mean,
But I shall be good health to you nevertheless,
And filter and fibre your blood.

Failing to fetch me at first keep encouraged,
Missing me one place search another,
I stop somewhere waiting for you. ~

-Excerpted from the poem Song of Myself, by Gemini extraordinaire Walt Whitman, 1855.~

Love YOU!!!!


* the incomparable piano God James Booker
Sagittarius Sun/Mercury, Pisces Moon/Mars/Jupiter, Venus in Capricorn,
Saturn in Aries, North Node in Libra, Neptune conjunct his Virgo DC.
I’m going to put him in heavy rotation for 2017!

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New Moon in Aquarius, January 27, 2017




The New Moon in Aquarius is harsh.
Defined as much by what you don’t have, as by what you do have.

Aquarius is the Water Bearer. He carries consciousness. A shock that wakes you up.
Illumination by subtraction.

Ruled by Saturn and Uranus.
The rules
An unfettered vision to see what is possible, a clarity of mind

An independent spirit,
People bound together by a cause

Seeking a better way,
Or going off alone.

Maybe both. Absolutely Both.
And have you ever tried to change an Aquarian’s mind?!

They will do that themselves, thank you very much.
Or it won’t be done.


How popular and competitive the phrase ‘woke’ has become.
We say we are thirsty for knowledge.

A good way to work the Aquarius energy would be a clean break, but Chiron has other ideas.

Venus conjunct Chiron squares Saturn
Your dress is ugly, and it has a stain, and it’s exactly like the one you always wanted as a child, only now look at it, look at what you’ve done to the ugly dress you always wanted, why did you even want it? A dress like that?
~hahahahaha~ I mean!


Some people may be around to help you with this.
and that may or may not even be the best feeling

Whatever limits you encounter, suck it up.
Not only a brave face, but actually, let it go.
Be like a rock when it rains.


If you can’t manage that, love yourself anyway.

I plan to be moving house, and I always cry when I move.

See what there is, look around.
It’s a beginning, and there is nothing to be gained by closing your eyes.


~ Genesis
Oh, I said, this is going to be.
And it was.
Oh, I said, this will never happen.
But it did.
And a purple fog descended upon the land.
The roots of trees curled up.
The world was divided into two countries.
Every photograph taken in the first was of people.
Every photograph taken in the second showed none.
All of the girl children were named And.
All of the boy children named Then.
– Mary Ruefle ~

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Acceptance, and even excitement, it’s a beginning!
Use what you see. Move ahead, that’s where you are going.

~ Non-aggression doesn’t mean that you’re not supposed to get angry; it doesn’t mean that you’re not supposed to set boundaries; it doesn’t mean that you’re not supposed to be sharp; it doesn’t mean that you don’t have neurotic upheavals and meltdowns. What it does mean is that we have to keep letting go – until we are naked with ourselves, and we are making room for the person we actually are. And it’s the exact same process with other people. We have to let go, let go, let go . . . Until we see and we are seen.
– Reggie Ray ~

Love YOU!!!!


Poetry via Whiskey River!



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Astrological 2017



Photo-montage from A Hong Kong Memoir series. 1973, 2002

Photo-montage from A Hong Kong Memoir series. 1973, 2002




Are we lobsters in a pot?

How can we be with such a frequency of periodic jolts to the system?

but…. are we?

and with Astrology affecting the entirety of our existence on earth, if we could crawl out of the pot, where would we go?

How to use the Energy?

…but, honestly, it is getting warm in here.

A disembodied song, drifting over the intercom in an abandoned airport corridor, such as the one I found myself walking down, in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, on the last day before the airlines were moved across the city to a brand new airport.

I was walking, listening to otherworldly pop music under flickering fluorescents, and signs for vacant concessions, wandering aimless with an ultimate goal and hours to kill, heading toward what was perhaps the last fight before they closed the doors… 2016 anyone?anyone?

In 2016 the genuine seemed more than ever to be receding. Even as partnerships (Jupiter in Libra) magnified for good or ill, the disillusionment and surreality of the Saturn/Neptune square seemed to erode what I think of as ordinary contact.

How far away we have all become, and how tiny, or perhaps outsize, and we handle our world with the grace of a giant who fumbles with what must be a toy house when he holds it in his hand.

2017 certainly has a trickle of those Saturn/Neptune feelings, but the riverbed is drying up and we are about to find our boats don’t float. Pull your boots on. Let’s walk from here.

As we near the New Moon in Aquarius on January 27th, there is a sense of having finally hit the ground, or at least the mud.
As Venus squares Saturn, after Mars has recently done so, we find out the bottom line.

The last two years stretched plastic, like an extended version of the moment a Magician has promised a trick, but you don’t know what in the world you are about to see. It seems obvious, it MUST be obvious, but what? What is it?

He makes a flourish and covers his hand, himself, with a scarf, a cloth, a cloak, and now -Behold- the cloth is gone, the smoke clears and I do believe something more has vanished. We will look around now to find out what.

2017 allows us to get a grip.
Our security blanket has been removed. Reality comes back, and as the shape of the world becomes evident, we can begin to make our mark.


This year:

Jupiter in Libra in a Cardinal T-Square aspect to Pluto and Uranus will give us massive changes.
Surprise!!! lol! What is the point of reading this forecast anyway?!



Libra is the sign of compromise. Balance. In everything he seeks a win/win.

Libra controls with favors, rewards, and an iron grip on decorum. He will try to win by establishing what is and is not done. If Libra wants something from you, the first step is to offer a compliment, an appeasement or some type of remuneration. One hand washes the other, and no one calls the police. Don’t count on that now, as it is exactly Jupiter who is currently under pressure.

With Jupiter wishing to expand relationships along perceived ethical lines, in hard aspect to Aries Uranus (violent radical change) and Capricorn Pluto (corporate control), you can see that there will be conflict, and it will be big. Remember though, wherever Libra goes, negotiation follows. Keep your cool. Of course the problem here maybe lip service and no one actually addressing the issues. Uranus in Aries is sure to make a much needed fuss.



So many fault lines are now clearly visible.
Which ones will crack?


The Cardinal T-Square upheavals, particularly in March, August, and September, will be global, but people with planets in Aries, Libra, Capricorn and Crab, can expect massive, deeply personal developments.*

October 10th Jupiter moves to Scorpio, and possession becomes nine tenths of the law. lol I mean, by December 2017, Saturn will return to his home, Capricorn, and with all parts of the sky corresponding to deep elemental aspects of consciousness we may as well be Titans!
Jupiter in Scorpio, Saturn in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries, Neptune in Pisces, and Pluto (yes still!) in Capricorn, With the North Node in f*cking LEO? Oh my gawd?!!

Power, Fear, Dreams
2018 will be hewn out of a mountain, the energetics are those of Norse or Greek Gods, Old Testament indeed!
We will see heroism then, and the need for it.



But that is for then, now we are here, in the transition.

On May 10 2017 the Nodes of the Moon move from being North Node Virgo/South Pisces, a situation which has given
Neptune and Chiron extra influence, as well as a certain self-sacrificing seductive charm, to Leo/Aquarius. This move places our True North in LEO.

I think this is kind of amazing!!!
It completely backs up, reinforces, and takes the Saturn/Uranus trine we have had to another level.

Radiance, brilliance, luminosity will begin to guide us, and do we SO do need the heat!!!
We will get rewards for being unafraid to shine! For being who we are! Trust me, there will be BLING!



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The North Node in Leo will be part of a Grand Fire Trine that begins as early as May 10 and runs through November 15th. For five months in 2017 we will have Saturn, Uranus, and the North Node lining up to guide us, and honestly I haven’t been as happy about any Astrological configuration in years as I am about that.
That is a full 6 months, and by Gods we are going to use it!

There IS a way to arrive at our goals, and after the last two years which focused on dismantling and refining the old, we will at last be in a position and of a mind set, to build some new structures, and achieve new objectives! *


This is brilliant astrology, and I dare say we f*cking deserve it.

Especially when you consider the mindf*ck that we are about to enter with Venus and Jupiter retrograde.








Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn take a retrograde:
Venus spends hers in Aries/Pisces, from 13 Aries to 23 Pisces.
Jupiter all in Libra travels from 23 back to 14 Libra.
Saturn stays in Sagittarius, traveling from 21 through 27 degrees.

The positions of Venus take on extra importance this year as we are involved in a chain of command that goes as follows:
Jupiter in Libra is ruled by Venus.
Saturn in Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, who in turn in ruled by Venus.

Are you noticing a THEME?!

Our opportunities (Jupiter) and the rules/structure/authority that allow us to access them, or not (Saturn) are both heavily influenced by the position of Venus. Until October when she turns Jupiter over to the influence of Mars, (and even then, Mars is in Libra until December.) For 2017 Venus holds both the rules to follow, and the way out of the maze.


The Retrograde Mechanics:

Venus stops moving at 13 degrees Aries on March 1, 2017, with the Moon Uranus and Mars also in Aries.

She begins in Aries moving backward on the 3rd of March while the Sun, Mercury, and Neptune are conjunct in Pisces.

Whatever you thought was a ‘go’ in love or money may seem to suddenly dry up, and something or someone you had written off, may yet reappear.


It’s a dance that begins in ~ I must have it my way ~ Aries, and moves to ~ take a look at the big picture ~ Pisces on the 3 of April. And then of course back again to define what you want, or will get, with renewed perspective.

Is there something, someone, from the past Venus will help you with?
And ‘help’ with Venus in Pisces may be enacted by blurring the lines, adding confusion, or even fear, or sacrifice. What is real? Who is trustworthy, is it as valuable as it appears? Do you dare to believe?

Venus in her Exaltation is miracle territory. Spiritual connection, is possible, bliss, deep selfless love, and near impossible dreams that actually can come true, but wait for direct motion, because they also, can not!
Altruism, with Venus direct in Pisces is a distinct possibility, but as the song says, ‘compared to what’?

On April 14th, Venus Stations Direct, conjuncts Chiron and squares Saturn for a true hit of painful reality and potential healing, with the Sun conjunct Uranus and the last kicks of the Virgo/Pisces axis version of Saturn/Uranus/North Node in action.

Mercury is retrograde then, and the whole story may not be as brutal as it initially appears, but it’s a f*cking doozy of a moment.
Circle the date.



Jupiter arrives at his station of 23 degrees Libra, just in time for the New Moon in Aquarius on the 27th of January.

Let’s remember that Jupiter rules the truth, and Libra rules relationships.
His backward motion begins on February 5th, and lasts until June 9th 2017.

Whatever you have begun before February 5th, and whatever you have long been trying to get off the ground, to this, Jupiter lends a hand. After all, the extra time moving backward, is extra time in Libra, and this is deeply needed.

He underlines a moment of very significant change with a cautionary note.
If you are uneasy about your choices he seems to say, look deeper, think again, he positions himself to support the idea that there WILL be change. In that, you have no choice.

But here, as he moves backward, Jupiter seems to ask that you deal urgently with what is already on your plate.
Chew what you have bitten off, it may be harder to swallow than you think.


For these two retrogrades,

It’s not only about who we pin our hopes on, or how we invest our love and money.
It is about the meaning and VALUE of Dependence and Independence.
(YES dependence has a value)
Does it make it easier if I say Interdependence?
Because that’s what partnership is, it’s Interdependence.

While this happens, Uranus keeps pace by opposing Jupiter in Libra, and trining Saturn in Sagittarius.
This year we will be asked to put our money where our mouth is.
And more than that, with Pluto in the mix, to change our lives because of our beliefs. Only you know that with Pluto, we won’t be asked, we will be forced. The winch that began to tighten at the end of 2007 and gained momentum in 2008/9, is back.

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No, wait, DO YOU?

Haunting is not too strong a word for what happens in the first half of 2017, every cage will be rattled, just to make sure you not supposed to be on the OTHER side of the bars.

Which prison is yours?
Which freedom?
Which partnership?
Which ambitions?

What is it you can NOT do without?

Is it like a check up from the doctor, will you be able to look at your development and say ‘All Good’ ?
But others will climb over your wall and into your garden, just to ask ‘Are you sure?’


~ Are you sure? ~

You will have the opportunity to find out if what you are attempting to do next belongs to you.
If yes, you will have help. Strength and power will arrive to buoy you up, and if not, it’s overboard, a long way to the bottom, and again, a long way back to where there is air to breathe.

All the usual caveats and provisos apply for Venus retro Do not start a biz under any circumstances. Do not get elective body altering surgery unless you are correcting a past surgical mistake. No new tattoos.

For Jupiter retro, take heart, this is planning time. Don’t wait, figure it out.


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Your life IS changing.

Jupiter is going to help you to get it right.
Jupiter in Libra is about the intersection of Justice, Equality and Harmony.
Shadow side?
err yes that too…
self-destructive competition, lazy expectations of happiness/harmony without the hard work of making it so.

Still, Above all in 2017 we can be grateful for increased clarity of vision.
Once we make it through the early retrogrades, perception is enhanced.


Last year’s ~ Am I being lied to? ~
is now replaced with the notion,

~ Of course it’s likely that whatever I’m told may be untrue ~

The advantage of 2016’s tutelage is that you are likely to be able to parse whatever information arrives.
By trusting in yourself and in your closest alliances.

In 2017 we explore more deeply not only who is worthy of our investment, who helps us move toward our goals, our vision for the future, and who does not, but what we truly believe about our religion, our values and our world view.

So when are the Eclipses that structure the year, accelerating change and breaking with the past?

February 10th is a Leo Lunar (Full Moon) Eclipse,
The Solar (New Moon) Eclipse is in Pisces on February 26th

August 7th is an Aquarius Lunar (Full Moon) Eclipse
The Leo Solar (New Moon) Eclipse is August 21, and it does look massive with the North Node and Mars in attendance.

I’ll be writing about these individually as we get close.

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With the emphasis on the Leo/Aquarius axis, Drama, Creativity, Individuality, Revolution, and Healthy Ego will play a part in our 2017 choices, sudden shifts and reinventions, just as in 2016, Sacrifice, Disillusionment, and Humility played their parts.

Some themes from the old year continue. The Pisces New Moon Eclipse near the South Node has the ring of a painful beginning, like a bell tolling that is somehow hard to hear.

The mercenary corporate crackdown of Pluto in Capricorn at odds with the rebellion, violent revolution and individual idealism of Uranus in Aries, continues.

The boundaryless global movements of compassion, human rights, and workers’ solidarity and the oceanic natural disasters of Neptune in Pisces go on.

Libra Jupiter continues negotiating until October when He goes goth as Jupiter in Scorpio. We have our Sun/Jupiter conjunction then at 3 degrees Scorpio on October 26th.

Change will arrive, in part because we will bring it.




The shocks of in 2017 will be real. That’s a part of the Saturn/Jupiter/Uranus/North Node promise.
Our ability to adapt increases, and what seems shockingly harsh in 2017 we may be nostalgic for in 2018.

Consider December as Saturn moves to his home in Capricorn and he, Jupiter, and Pluto begin to work together. Deep Harsh Magic for the end of the year and one of the major themes of 2018. At least we will all have fun in bed!

By the time Uranus moves to Taurus mid-2018, our revolution will be well established, with new forms of prosperity and new ways to approaches value and wealth.

It’s quite an honor to live in a time when heroism is so desperately needed. Whether for your family, your friends, yourself, or the ideals you uphold. And it’s taxing, we all know that heroes are frequently exhausted, that they make due with insufficient resources, and against terrible odds.

As ever, I dedicate this post to you, my readers. Whoever you are, and whoever you may become, I am with you. May you face 2017 bravely and with good heart.

Love YOU!!!!


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** Yes, within the larger Uranus/Pluto dismantling societal construct AND as my son pointed out, it’s as good for our enemies as it is for us! 😉

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Venus/Mars/Chiron in Pisces squares Saturn in Sagittarius, January 2017








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Don’t expect it not to hurt.

This week and the next, ~ the cost of love ~ makes an appearance.
The price of intangibles.

Venus just past Neptune, heading toward the Mars/Chiron conjunction which is square Sagittarius Saturn and inconjunct Libra Jupiter.

What will the ethical structure allow?
What does your belief bring to life?
What love? What sacrifice? What power?

Venus, Mars, Chiron, Neptune, South Node, Pisces, all Pisces.
Are you learning something so personal, so unique to you and your choices, but all the same, it’s a universal story?
A confession, or with Mercury in Capricorn, a parable.

What do the Baudelaire Orphans gain through their travails?


Jupiter rules in this difficult scenario, so we can expect even our limitations to be broadening.

Are your losses gains in equal measure?

Especially material losses, what does it take to do the right thing,
to be correct?
Don’t overthink it.

Most ethical conflicts have imperfect solutions that are inescapable.
As the saying goes, ~ Do the next right thing. ~


It does take this to get where we are going.
Mercury trines the North Node, it’s not an accident, not really a mistake, though it may present as one.

A pleasant face will take you farther than an unpleasant face, for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The Moon in Libra would like you to control your emotions, even the ugly ones.
Especially the hideous ones. 🙂

Which we all have, as we all have Fear.
Fear and Frustration can do a lot with such a little.
Don’t expect it not to touch you now. In fact, make room.

When you feel demons pressing on all sides of you, open the door, and find out what they came for.
Have some compassion for yourself and your predicament. It will shorten every internal argument and let you get straight to work. Being a demon is really hard.

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pisces type

Take care of the details this week. They will NOT take care of themselves.
When in doubt, be systematic, ordinary, kind.

It’s these elements that will let you know, at least you have done what you can. Fulfill your responsibilities. Check it all off the list.


And for goodness sake, pay what you owe!

Now, you may not be allowed to accomplish everything or even anything much…
It depends on how your chart is impacted.

By contrast, this may be the week you wrap up some extremely necessary biz.
Again, without this step you can’t progress. Do it. Do everything you can.


Let it become what it is going to, allow the shape to emerge.
This Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus biz is for real!

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~ It was true; she wanted something—something that gave a fillip, a finish—what she scarcely knew. But not the past—not memories. The present; the future; that was what she wanted.-
Virginia Woolf ~

By the end of the week, on Saturday January 21, we have a Venus/Chiron/Mars Sandwich supported by the Moon in Scorpio.
Let’s say it all gets very deep. Commitments you make may be binding.

And what would life be without that?

We need promises, however long or short they are kept, they remind us of our ambition to be eternal, unblinking, as fixed as the twinkling stars in their orbits, as the breath in your lungs, a flexible constant, while we endure and survive.

Love YOU!!!


*Lonnie Holley

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***James Jean!

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January 13, 2017


The after effects of the Full Moon linger. Uneasy as we watch the fog dissipate, to reveal… what?

The Leo Moon allows sunshine to penetrate. Warmth, friendship, or family feeling comes through. We may be cast adrift, but a smile lingers on our lips, as we know that creativity has solved every unsolvable problem yet, or um, at least the ones that have been solved. Errrr… I mean…

A spark will get you farther than no spark.

The shape is unfinished, our assembly is still in motion. The puzzle doesn’t snap together that easily, but we certainly are aware now of some sharp edged pieces.

Saturn trines Uranus = the Structure of the Revolution?
The New Shape of Reality?

We have through November 2017 to work with this energy.
And right now, Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus, which is messier, but undoubtedly good.

The desperation that we feel is somewhat cloaked by Neptune, and for that we can be grateful.

I hate to bring up the Saturn/Neptune square again, but it may truly have been some of the most potent Astrology of our lifetimes, and sneaky too!

Reality Bends
Time bends
The rules, the structure, the foundation? YES they bend.
Or they seem to, and you find out, they do not.

Try to forgive yourself if you find out you have been looking at the rainbow.
What else could you do?
Lava, after all, is very hot.

The disassembly and the assembly are simultaneous… a new structure is in the works!

Love YOU!!!!



Still working on the overview… this year is a doozy!


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Mercury Direct, Cancer Full Moon



~ The hungry person dreams.
The starving person acts.

-Jonathan Carroll ~

~ Eternity is a long time, especially towards the end…

– Franz Kafka ~



If home is a state of mind, where is it?

Astrologically, Crab consists of our core,
that which can not be taken from us, who we are at midnight alone in the dark.

The determination we draw from a near biologic imperative.
Protective. Lineage, our survival, and the survival of our offspring or creations.

Crab, who is always giving birth to herself, and helping to midwife others.



Outgrow your shell ?

Not only places and personalities, but interests and identities, all the while maintaining a diaphanous thread to the past, near infinite memories, safeguarding not only your own, a collective protection.

In this act of ethereal preservation, it’s less precision, more reverberation. An emotional imprint, a watercolor that makes a near immovable spreading stain. Within, all within, containment is the essence of Crab. When the door shuts tight, not even a whisper slips under.

For this Lunation expect unusual leaks, seepage.
Unhealed bitterness, unloving thoughts, regret, remorse, abandonment, whatever you’ve got.


Mercury is direct, at the moment, the Moon is in Gemini, we are heading toward a Cardinal Grand Cross involving Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto, the Sun and naturally the Full Moon in Crab. It’s all systems GO.

A crisis point? It could certainly play that way. The land animal routine will not work now. At least think Mermaid, Crab, Fish, or Capricorn, Yemoja, if you don’t flow, if you can’t float, you will drown.




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Expect to be busy, pulled in multiple directions.

Expect to be emotional, the news that comes in now may have you in tears.

Water dissolves, and in this case, water dissolves what was, to make room for what is to be. A culmination. I don’t think that the news that comes in this week will be a true surprise. That does not mean it won’t be a shock.

All the planets in our sky are in close proximity to 22 degrees of their respective signs. Only a Neptune/Venus conjunction stands slightly apart and lends support from nearby 9/10 Pisces.

That is to say, we have EVERY PLANET within 17 and 29 degrees.
AND listen to this: there is nothing in a fixed sign. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius are empty.

Things do not stay the same. In fact, they change.

For your Full Moon at 22 degrees in Crab, you arrive at results, and these results change your life.
Your responses to these results determine the types of changes.
Sounds easy, right?


With Mars applying to Chiron, there is no way around the particularly personal hurt of this Lunation, but you will not suffer without an anesthetic. The hurt and the healing come together, as one lances a boil (ewww!) Or pulls a splinter. The loss allows for our progress. Pisces promises a door, and Jupiter a window to look out, beyond.

In truth, you have been waiting for this day for a year or longer, not because you wanted it to arrive, but because it was written in the stars, and we will not now move ahead without it.

In the chart of the Full Moon that arrives on January 12, 2016 in early morning, though there may be violence, sacrifice, or trauma, the emphasis is on the revelation, it’s a pivotal moment.

Who controls the ocean?



Release whatever you have gathered under the name of tension.
Release what you have gathered under the name of fear.
Release into the freedom of necessity.

As you release yourself into an astrological ocean that carries you, surrounded by fluid that may as well be blood, as it wets your hair and seeps into your thirsty body, remember that you carry your own safety within you.

Love YOU!!!!


* James Jean!



We will have days to process the changes. Our New Moon is in Aquarius, and the next day, with Mars in Aries, it’s the Chinese New Year! We will be establishing our new normal then…


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January 5, 2017 Aries Moon conjunct Uranus



Dynamic Aries Moon conjunct Uranus,
The Moon squares Sun/Pluto in Capricorn and opposes Jupiter.

Definitive action, & strong feelings are possible, yet with Mars in Pisces and Merc. retro how can you be sure you are making the right choice?
You can’t be sure. You can’t even kind of be sure. Avoidance talks a good game and makes a solid play for your attention, but that too has consequences, and you will FEEL the urgency. It’s visceral. The need to jettison to the next level.

Cardinal signs around 20 degrees are in a pressured time sensitive position, a deadline appears. Power struggles and or questions of security/home/family come to you. A key word: Ramifications.
More will come forward with the Full Moon in Crab overnight on the 11th/12th.




Some Mutable Signs are pinned like collected bettles: Pisces, Virgo, Gemini and Sagittarius, at 20-ish degrees are weighted and held in place by Saturn. Slow down, ask permission. You are not in charge.
AND yet!
This very structure, the resistance you face is somehow changing your paradigm, bringing new experiences that increase in value over time, courtesy of Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus. Let’s just acknowledge that that doesn’t necessarily make them fun.

January 5th is a tipping point kind of day.
Be generous, and as patient with yourself and others as you can manage.

Love YOU!!!!!



p.s. a 2017 overview is in the works! Soon Soon Soon!!

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