| C.A. Brooks
Last Wednesday Neptune finished a sleepy and introspective five-month retrograde cycle. The planet of transcendence seems to be wasting no time asserting I'm back!' Neptune interacts with four planets this week; including Saturn which is definitely worth our notice and with the Sun that we won't ignore, even if we want to!
When I think of Neptune, I think of the stories and characters that move beyond whimsy and invite us to follow them out of our concrete world of brick and mortar and into fantasy and imagination – the Wizard of Oz, Alice through the Looking Glass, The Chronicles of Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Once Upon A Time, Field of Dreams and many, many, many more. We love fantasies and the idea of moving beyond the limitations of our reality. In our heart of hearts we KNOW this can't be all there is. And we are right!
On Tuesday Mars (energy, motivation, action) and Mercury (thinking and communication) are the first to take a spin in the Neptune alternate reality machine. Keep breathing, it might be a confusing time, but the ride is worth it if we stay open. The Gemini Full Moon on Wednesday afternoon is definitely under the influence of Saturn (structure, organization and discipline) and the spell of Neptune – now there is an interesting combination!
On Thursday morning (Happy Thanksgiving!) the first of three squares between Saturn and Neptune occurs. The other two are in 2016 which should alert you to the idea this is likely to have a long and significant impact. I must admit, it may take a keen eye and a patient heart to find the true value of this cosmic pairing of disciplined Saturn and dreamy Neptune. At first blush it may be hard to see how the two can ever come to terms; Saturn consolidates, organizes and designs structure, while Neptune imagines, dreams, dissolves structures and paves the way for transcendence. Matter/physical universe verses the spiritual and unseen realm!
It may not seem like the best start to a special holiday, but it very well could be the start of something very special indeed. At their worst the two planets work against each other causing disharmony, discord, dreams crashing on the rocks of an unforgiving reality and confusion. At their best, we find ways to harness the imagination and compassion of Neptune and bring it into physical manifestation (Saturn) in our lives and in our world. It's a tall order, but not beyond our vision or capabilities. Expect miracles!
On Sunday, the power and conflict of the Saturn Neptune square gets personal as the Sun joins with Saturn and squares Neptune. Overall it's not such a bad thing as we are guided to follow our inner teacher and our intuition to restructure our lives according to a higher plan. Of course most of the time, we are not too anxious to voluntarily undergo any such revision of our world view!
This week Neptune and its unlikely partner, Saturn, get a foothold and they are not about to let go. We are likely to face up to the idea that something – an idea, belief, relationship, job, home, or attachment is holding us back, interfering with our progress, distracting us, or maybe even worse. It may have been easy to see before, but ignoring it and our insistence on holding on will likely feel more painful. Any discontent can truly be welcomed as an important sign; don't ignore it. We grow out of baby clothes and adolescent fantasies. Why should we expect our growth to ever stop? Your higher self is calling; don't be afraid to answer.
Until next week, let go and wear loose clothes.
Monday please join me and host, Kristi Brower, on the 12News Hour. I will be doing a thirty minute mini-class on combining Numerology and Tarot. Most of us are familiar with Numerology and finding our birth path and other special numbers. But did you know you can also find archetypal personality guidance by relating your birth date with the Major Arcana in the Tarot? In this mini-class you will learn how to find the Tarot Archetypes that closely align with your personality and life path and also learn how to identify yearly influences. Join us at 8am Pacific – 11 Eastern on 12Radio.com.
Tuesday on Simpletales – We'll be talking about our guest of honor, Neptune. We'll discuss the planet of transcendence and its important role in astrology as well as looking at how we can learn to listen to our own intuition. Please join me at 11am Pacific – 2 Eastern on 12Radio.com and in the 12Radio Private Group on Facebook
I'm Taking a break from 12Academy this week so I can focus on fresh cranberries and holiday traditions. I'll be back December 2nd with a New Class in the Moon Phase Astrology Series - Astrology 406 – Moon Phase Astrology – Part 5 – EARTH SIGNS. During this class we will examine the 24 Individual Archetypal Moon Phases associated with the Earth Signs – Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. To register for this class, please use this link.
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MOON in ARIES / TAURUS
Moon enters Taurus 8:26 am (PST)
This morning the Moon enters grounded Taurus. Although we think about sensuality, comfort and pleasing our sensual nature with the Moon in this sign, don't forget Taurus is also about being resourceful, reliable and stable and doing the work that needs to be done. The energy today favors being practical and industrious, rather than indulging in long coffee breaks or expensive lunches.
An unstable opposition between Venus and Uranus reminds us to not be set in our ways. Surprises and challenges are part of life and can stretch us in positive ways. Be eager to try something new or move in a different direction in personal relationships, with work and career, and with family and friends. A productive connection between Mars and Saturn inspires hope for the future and provides plenty of direction and physical energy moving forward during the next few weeks.
Daily Muse: Change is the only constancy of life, yet we devote so much or our lives to preventing it…free agents of transformation…their sudden effects should not cause us to disregard their equal capacity to teach. (J. Philip Thomas)
This morning please join me and host, Kristi Brower, on the 12News Hour. I will be doing a thirty minute mini-class on combining Numerology and Tarot. Most of us are familiar with Numerology and finding our birth path and other special numbers. But did you know you can also find archetypal personality guidance by relating your birth date with the Major Arcana in the Tarot? In this mini-class you will learn how to find the Tarot Archetypes that closely align with your personality and life path and also learn how to identify yearly influences. Join us at 8am Pacific – 11 Eastern on 12Radio.com.
MOON in TAURUS
Moon Void of Course 5:26 pm (PST) – 9:15 am Wednesday morning
The Moon in practical Taurus and Mercury's hookup with Saturn today practically beg us to be reasonable and keep our feet on the ground. However, Neptune has awoken from its long (5 month) introspective retrograde and is busy spinning webs and conjuring dreams that invoke imagination and confusion. Neptune's call is a seductive melody, but is it a call to higher values – forgiveness, compassion, kindness – and greater creativity, or more like the mythological sirens who allegedly sang enchanting melodies, luring sailors to crash their ships against hidden rocks? Today, we are far from sure!
Our steps seem hesitant and we're not as confident in our direction, as Mars the planet of energy and motivation forms an uncomfortable connection to Neptune Our minds are spinning unpredictably when Mercury squares off with this planet of illusions and dreams. It's hard to get a read on life, ourselves, and maybe on everyone else.
When conditions change, so should our strategies. Although we may not welcome the unknown, we can certainly be open and flexible with our plans. Neptune is associated with intuition and the psychic senses. We may not be seeing clearly with our eyes and logic may be elusive, but tuning into an inner guide and teacher is not beyond our abilities. We have a guiding star and steady supply of direction when we are willing to be open to seeing our lives in a new way. Just be open! If life seems confusing, accept it and wait for clearer direction. It will be forthcoming if we allow it rather than trying to force our will or way on the situation.
Daily Muse: Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
We'll be talking about our guest of honor, Neptune. We'll discuss the planet of transcendence and its important role in astrology as well as looking at how we can learn to listen to our own intuition.
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MOON in TAURUS / GEMINI
Moon enters Gemini 9:15 am (PST)
Full Moon 3 Gemini 2:44 pm (PST)
In the U.S. this is the day before Thanksgiving, the busiest travel day of the year. But even if our holiday does not include long-distance travel we might wake up today ready to 'hit the road' with our grocery or to do list. Thinking Mercury aligns with Mars and there is just no way we are going to be sidetracked; at least that's what we're thinking while sipping our early morning coffee. We may be re-energized mid-morning when the Moon glides into multi-tasking Gemini. What could go wrong?
The Full Moon in Gemini in mid-afternoon occurs with the Sun in Sagittarius fortified by an impending merger with Saturn (perfect on Sunday) and a lunar square to Neptune. Not to mention, a significant game-changer between Saturn and Neptune looms large on the horizon (tomorrow morning). The interpretation could fill volumes, but simply put, choices are not as easy or as clear as we first imagine. We can stubbornly dig in our heels if things don't go our way, or as planned, but it really won't get us very far or be to our benefit.
The Gemini Full Moon is called the 'Story Teller' by astrologer Raven Kaldera. You might want to ask yourself, what is the story most worth telling? Do you want to repeat the saga of being the victim or revel in the satisfaction of rising above circumstances and being the innovative problem solver? Today we succeed when we find the sweet spot between being clear on our goals while allowing intuition and new information to inform our decisions and our choices.
There is more than a hint of indecision in the air today. If the choice is an important one, give yourself and others a little space to consider all the alternatives. If you are behind the guy in the security line at the airport who can't seem to accept he has to take off his shoes or empty his pockets, or you are waiting on the woman at the cheese counter who can't seem to decide between the Blue Cheese Cambozola or the Cheddar with Habanera and Mango…just remember to smile.
Daily Muse: A man is what he thinks all day long. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
MOON in GEMINI
Moon Void of Course 7:35 pm (PST) – 11:27 am Friday morning
Whether or not you celebrate the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving, there is much to be thankful for today. Although, I must admit, it may take a keen eye and a patient heart to find the true value of today's cosmic pairing of disciplined Saturn and dreamy Neptune. This is the first of three squares between the two planets (the other two occur in 2016). At first blush it may be hard to see how the two can ever come to terms; Saturn consolidates, organizes and designs structure, while Neptune imagines, dreams, dissolves structures, and transcends. Matter/physical universe verses the spiritual and unseen realm!
It may not seem like the best start to a special holiday, but it very well could be the start of something very special indeed. At their worst they work against each other causing disharmony, discord, dreams crashing on the rocks of an unforgiving reality and confusion. At their best, we find ways to harness the imagination and compassion of Neptune and bring it into physical manifestation (Saturn) in our lives and in our world. A tall order, but not beyond our vision or capabilities. Expect miracles!
Back in what feels like the 'real world,' be kind today and remember the Storyteller Moon. We are the script writers – is our day going to be a drama, tragedy, comedy or a mixture? It's not the events, but our interpretation that makes the biggest difference.
Daily Muse: Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. (William Arthur Ward)
MOON in GEMINI / CANCER
Moon enters Cancer 11:27 am (PST)
The day may seem to get off to a slow start. It could be the influence of indulgences yesterday, but let's just say it's the effect of a Moon void of course till mid-day. Then the Moon slips into her home sign of Cancer – the sign of nurturing mother. However, this protective force is not likely to dote on us with milk and cookies and kiss our boo boos. She could prove me wrong, however today the energy is more the guardian who encourages us to find our own answers, stand independently, and develop self-reliance and self-confidence. We depend on our inner strength today; no whining allowed. If we need guidance or assistance it won't be far away. This is a good day to take care of business with a clear focus and a no-nonsense attitude. It's also a good day to advocate for those who are unable to do it for themselves.
Daily Muse: Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. (Oprah Winfrey)
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MOON in CANCER
A clear focus may have helped us sail through our tasks and goals yesterday, but today we may not find that same wind beneath our sails. It's almost like we ‘want something for nothing' thinking we can put forth a little effort and get back a big reward. Venus and Saturn are in a small but not inconsequential squabble. (Their interactions are never insignificant!)
Relationships that seemed to be off to a good start may stall or passion may fizzle. Shoppers beware; real bargains may be harder to come by. Pay attention to any gut feeling that says the deal is too good to be true. A lunar opposition to Pluto and square to Uranus create a mood of mistrust that should be heeded; but don't give into an overall feeling of hopelessness. In fact this is a time to muster up more enthusiasm and passion. If activities don't seem to be very fruitful today, maybe our hearts just weren't in them. We can still turn around the energy by realizing we get what we give.
Daily Muse: The way life treats you is a merciless mirror image of your attitude toward life. (Unknown)
MOON in CANCER / LEO
Moon Void of Course 4:46 am (PST) – 4:47 pm
There are a couple of challenging and downright tough planetary interactions today as the Sun in Sagittarius meets up with Saturn and squares Neptune in Pisces. Because the Sun represents our ego and sense of self, as it connects with these two planetary giants, we internalize and get personal with the conflict between the two. (See Thursday.) Overall it's not such a bad thing as we are guided to follow our inner guide and teacher and our intuition to restructure our lives according to a higher plan. Of course most of the time, we are not too anxious to voluntarily undergo any such revision of our world view!
Today we are likely to face up to the idea that something – an idea, belief, relationship, job, home, or attachment is holding us back, interfering with our progress, distracting us, or maybe even worse. It may have been easy to see before, but today our insistence on holding on seems more painful. Any discontent can truly be welcomed as an important sign; don't ignore it. We grow out of baby clothes and adolescent fantasies. Why should we expect our growth to ever stop? Your higher self is calling; don't be afraid to answer.
Daily Muse: Men and women are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds. (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
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|by Mo Abdelbaki
The Sun is about to move into Sagittarius, the sign of the wounded healer.
Sagittarius means, "The Archer," and is generally thought to refer to Chiron, the centaur. In Greek mythology, Chiron was a teacher of heroes, a friend of civilization and the inventor of surgery and medicine. Yet, he was unable to heal himself, having been accidentally wounded by an arrow that had been dipped in the venom of the Hydra, leaving him in agony for the rest of his days. Even though this was the case, he continued his work and had even more compassion than before his injury.
Chiron is an example of a wounded healer and he isn't alone. The ancient Egyptian god, Thoth, plucked his eye out to replace the one Horus lost in battle. Thoth was also a deity of healing and medicine. Odin, ruler of the Norse Aesir, hung himself from Yggdrasil, the tree of the Universe, for nine days and nights, eventually dying and being reborn. His sacrifice brought forth the runes and with them, writing, the potential for history and a continuity of civilization.
The stereotype of the wounded healer is worldwide and found in almost every mythology, culture and social standard. Why is this such a popular motif? The answer is simple; it happens to be a part of the human experience.
I was recently in a building where many doctors have offices. I entered the building, along with several other people, and was startled by how polite everyone was. There's truth in the idea that those who are wounded, be it from arthritis, flu, or whatever, are often closer to kindness and compassion, due to their own pain.
On the other hand, a trip to my grocery store is like mushing the Iditarod, but without the benefit of dogs. Shoppers are impatient and unsympathetic to the needs of others. More than once, I've had to go to the store for a necessary ingredient for dinner. Picking the "Express Lane," I've waited in back of someone who cut in front of me with an overflowing cart. They smile, feign friendliness to keep me from screaming, or completely ignore me. Those types don't show an ounce of compassion or concern. However, watch someone in line with an obvious physical problem and they'll almost always defer to the needs of others. It comes with the territory.
The events of the past few weeks have certainly wounded all of us. Regardless of what we'd like to believe, we're all connected and events halfway around the world affect everyone. We may not always recognize it, but the commonality of the human experience demands it. The inability to recognize this, or feel it directly, does not make it fiction.
A few days after the heartbreaking events in Paris, Parisians once again went to concerts, sat in cafés and filled the streets with activity and laughter. Life returned to The City of Lights. In an act of defiance, their government proclaimed that they would still take in refugees. The healing has begun.
The wound endured by Paris, and the other cities attacked last week, cannot be denied. We are all feeling that wound, no matter where we live. It doesn't matter what our political views are; the impact upon us is absolute.
Like the people of Paris, let's acknowledge our wounds and begin healing. Let's heal each other, our culture and ourselves. Through our pain, we have the opportunity to embrace the true nature of humanity and realize that we're not alone.
Some wounds take longer to heal than others, but the process is an ongoing one and is dependent upon the health of the organism. The current state of our health will be revealed in our future and I have great hope. We're part of a vast species whose wellbeing is questionable at times, but as long as there are those who maintain a fervent belief in the basic goodness of the human spirit, healing is possible.
On this Thanksgiving week, I'm grateful for so much that it's hard to know where to begin. I'll simply say thank you for being a part of my tribe and for allowing me to be a part of yours. Let's heal this world as best as we can and allow our wounds to remind us of the importance of compassion and kindness to all.
Happy Thanksgiving. May it fill you with joy, fellowship, comfort and yams.
Until next week, I wish you all peace and love.
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| by Kristi Brower|
My mind has been spinning for the last week or so. There is so much happening in our world right now, it is hard to make sense of it all, stay out of fear and judgment and try to understand. The word "privilege" has been on my mind a lot. Privilege means "a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group of people." We all experience privilege in one way or another. I am a white American, I do have privilege afforded to me because of my race and my country of origin. I am mostly unaware of my privilege because I have always had it. It is difficult to know what it is like to not have privilege when you have had it from birth. On the flip side I am a woman and a Lesbian, which means that I lack privilege in some areas of my life. I have experienced discrimination based on my gender and my sexual orientation. For me, I have had the opportunity to see privilege from both sides of the table. I do think I am at least somewhat more aware of institutional discrimination because of my own status but I still struggle to understand what it is really like to be a person who wholly lacks privilege.
In the last week I have watched as people reacted with fear and hatred toward Syrian refugees. I have watched others show great love and compassion for these very same people. I think there are many reasons for these varied reactions but one that sticks out to me is that people who experience privilege in most areas of their lives have a harder time empathizing with people who lack privilege altogether. I think it is time that we talk about our own privilege and how it blinds us to the needs of others.
Please join me for Kindred Spirits on 12radio.com on Monday, November 23 at 10 am PST. We will look at gratitude from a different angle. How does privilege get in the way of being truly grateful for what we have and limit how we help those in need?
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| by Oliver |
Oliver, Is gratitude a choice because sometimes I just can't seem to feel grateful for anything?
What I have learned about gratitude is that it is an action, a choice. Often times the act of saying "thank you" for anything, no matter how small can shift our feelings into a place of relief or even peace. If we can be grateful for even the littlest things such as the sunshine on a cloudy day, or the rain falling after a long period of drought, or buying a cup of our favorite beverage; then our outlook on life shifts into a more positive perspective. When we make gratitude a lifestyle choice, it will become our recipe for success and our natural state of being.
"I allow my heart to be full of gratitude as I recognize Spirit is all there is. Each and every day I create my life with Spirit and I know as I do so my life unfolds with ease, joy and grace. As I focus on all the things I am grateful for I'll discover even more things that fill my heart with bliss. Gratitude becomes a state of mind and way of living and as such I am abundantly gifted. I let go and say ... And so it is!"
| by Carolyn Ferris|
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This card is about clearly seeing with an open mind. The water is reflective and the telescope is made of crystal which is mirroring all of space around it. You have always had the ability to use your intuition. Study an issue you may have and see if you can acknowledge clear seeing in regard to the issue. You already know your views on the situation. Now open your mind more, look at the situation from a general perspective and/or another person's perspective in order to achieve a full vision of circumstances. After looking from all angles, see if you have achieved a clearer understanding.
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