Jupiter Retrograde

 

 

 

Jupiter Retrograde

 

April 10 10:00am  PDT 

 

24 Sag 21   

 

Every year the largest planet turns retrograde. It takes Jupiter twelve years to go through the zodiac and the last time Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius was spring and summer 2007.  You might want to think about your life at that time.   How were you expanding your world? How were you growing and trying new adventures?   How was your money?   Where were you investing your energy?   

 

 

This retrograde will take place between 24 and 14 degrees of Sag.   Blowhards and big mouths should be put on notice to make sure they have their facts straight.  Those who are shy and know the shot may realize it is their time to be heard.   The grandiose nature of Jupiter and the bigness of Sagittarius (it’s home sign) can have a generosity when they aren’t just busy being loud.   Where are you realizing it is time to be generous and help a person or situation?  Or is it time for you to go and learn something.   People staying on the sidelines of something important may change their approach during the retrograde.   Let’s see what we all learn by August 11 when Jupiter turns direct at 14 Sag. 

 

Aries New Moon is ALMOST here…..

Friends,
On April 5 4:50am EDT  we launch the New Year (lunar) with the Aries New Moon.     At that time we will launch our Treasure Maps.  Between now and April 5 we need to clear out our clutter, clean our houses, clean our cars and clean our brains of beliefs, judgements about self that don’t serve.  We want our slate to be as clean as possible when it comes time to launch the Maps.    If you have never done a Treasure Map  –here’s what they are about:

What is a Treasure Map? Come here for all the data.
WHAT IS A TREASURE MAP?
In Spring of 1996, astrologer and teacher Robert Buz Myers asked all his students to make a Treasure Map for the Aries New Moon. I was fortunate to have been a participant in the process and it was an extraordinary experience. I have been sharing this process for 20+ years.
A treasure map is a collage of photos, pictures, words, pieces of things that make sense to you. Whatever you want, you put them on cardboard and this acts similar to a vision board. This board will be your MAP of what you want for the coming year. It is your call out to the Universe. This is your Treasure Map.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN, “What do I want for the coming year?”
Exactly what it says. Do you want a new house, a new living room, better health, stronger marriage, reconnect with people, a bigger family, a bigger community? Do you want to write your book? Do you want a new car? What is it you want?
Do you even know what you want? If you are like many of us, you are so busy running around, taking care of everyone else that you might not have a fig of an idea what you want for your new year. That is the beauty of this process. You must sit down and figure it out. Give yourself this time to do it. Be just that selfish and dare to dream.
Why do we do it in Spring and not January?
Treasure Maps are made during the Aries new moon. Aries new moon change from year to year and this year, it will take place on April 5 EDT 4:50am.
They are made on Aries new moon, because that is the first sign of the zodiac. Aries is when you plant your seeds. It is the real beginning of the New Year. It should not be confused with the first day of spring, which is on March 20. New moon means the sun and moon are in the same degree. For those who don’t know much about astrology (which is totally okay) Aries is the sign of SIGHT. So, that’s why it is so important to have pictures of what you want. You need to visualize it. Or if you don’t do photos/pictures.. Put up words. It is just important for you to SEE THEM.
So, I’m going to be busy on April 5th can I start it before the 5th?
NO.
Do I have to buy a bunch of magazines, I’m broke, can I just borrow some old ones from friends
Personally, when I started my treasure maps I always did them with fresh new magazines. And in the old days, (not married, no children) I spent a lot of dough on them because I wanted lots of choices. But with time, I ended up only getting a few magazines. I never borrowed magazines from friends however I know that there are people who did it in previous years and they were happy with their results. So, it really is your call. But if you do borrow them make sure they are put away until April 5th so they are fresh to you on that date.
What if I don’t want magazine photos, can I just use my own pictures.. like my husband, my family etc?
Sure. You can print up photos. You can also use images from pininterest, etc. You can draw and paint, this is you MAP. Do what your instincts call you to do.
Do I only focus on things?
Heck no! I would also encourage you to focus on beliefs and experiences. Affirmations like “I’m abundant” or “I am always feeling loved” “My health is vibrant.” “My partner and I are always growing closer.”
Is there any pattern I have to use when I put the photos or the words on my board?
No you can do it anyway you want.
I will say that in previous years my friends and I used the feng shui baguas for pattern. Basically I would break up the board into 9 areas. A grid like this:
123
456
789
1-abundance
2-fame/reputation
3-relationship
4-family
5-health
6-creativity
7-self-knowledge (and travel)
8-work
9-helpful people and angels.
To get more clarity on the baguas go HERE. https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g…
If you use the feng shui baguas, you will naturally cover most areas of your life. As you can see it is all represented there. But again, you don’t have to do it that way. Some people have even made round boards.
Can I build a cyber map?
Many mappers are more comfortable with cyber maps, which are always on their computer.
And they have had success. Again, it is your call, do what your heart tells you to do.
How much time do I have to build my map?
Ideally you should build your map during the new phase of Aries new moon which would take you from the April 5th until Crescent moon April 9th But if you need more time, you can give yourself up until Full Moon (April 19). I I encourage people to do it in the beginning but I don’t want people to be pressured so if you need the whole waxing moon you can use it. If you find yourself having not done your map and it is full moon, then skip it and do a map next year in 2020.
Do I have to do it alone or can I do it with friends?
You can do it either way. I build mine with my 2 other friends. We are like family and it felt so right to do it with them. We started them together. I know that there are several people who have little parties where they invite those close to them over. It is a lot of fun to do them with others–..We would all pass around the magazines.. “Hey, I found a great beach bungalow does anyone need a beach vacation? Or it would be, “I have got to lose 10 pounds, any ideas what I should put on my map?” and low and behold someone will come up with a good suggestion.
Do I have to finish it all at one sitting?
No. Often I used to cut my stuff out with my friends. Maybe glue a little thing here or there and then take it home and finish it over the course of a day or two.
Can my kids do it with me?
Yes! It is great for them to focus and think about what they want. Have them build their own maps. They also might give you their thoughts about what they think you should have in your life. Helps them to think beyond them, right?
Does it work?
Yep.
Okay. I don’t want to sound like a spoilsport but I’m just not interested in building a collage, can I do something else?
Sure you can take a nice piece of orange paper and write down wishes or affirmations during Treasure Map time. My wishes can sometimes feel like prayers and they are much broader in my desires. At times I felt like I needed to switch to ‘less is more’ after several years of mapping. However I would encourage newcomers to make the actual maps. But if you really don’t feel the call then just write your desires down. I like orange paper. So,vibrant. So Aries.
Is it ok to have things continue over to the next year? Long-term, ongoing stuff that has progressed but needs to continue to progress?
Yes. Of course. But with a small caveat. My experience after doing these for years is that when something really takes time and doesn’t gel in the first year then there is something still not right. It might be something you are aware of or you might not be aware of a hurdle.
You may need to shift something about your long range goals. My sense is that they need a wee bit refining or broadening. Just a thought. But definitely don’t give up on the dream. And remember sometimes desires may need a physical move. For example one mapper had a baby on her map for a couple of years it was not until she and her husband moved that the baby arrived. Perhaps the baby needed a new community, a new energy to land in? Same with jobs? Or meeting a partner? Just might need to be in another city. If you are feeling drawn to a move it might be for a bigger reason. Just sayin’
I’m really excited is there anything I can do now before Treasure Map to help my map?
Yes, yes, yes…. I said this in previous years and I’ll remind everyone now. Get rid of clutter. Get rid of things that are bugging us. Get rid of ick. Try if you can to clear some space in your life so you can be ready for the treasure map. Remember, Einstein said, “NO TWO THINGS CAN OCCUPY THE SAME SPACE.” Read that several times… now ask yourself, do I have space in my house, my family, my time, my life in general and my brain for more? If the answer is no. Then start housecleaning!
Clear out the stuff between now and April 5th. Now do you understand why it is important not to start your map before the new time?
By the way, I personally don’t buy any of my supplies before the New starts. But I know some of you can’t do that and if you must buy before please put aside and don’t touch it until the new. Don’t thumb through magazines. Leave it all be.
Good luck and dream big!

Mercury is Direct.

Mercury stations direct
March 28  10:59am EDT
16 Pisces 36

We can begin to breathe again.  The glitches, the miscommunications, the issues that make no sense, the insanity will stop being quite as intense.

Here’s what we discussed at the beginning of the retrograde:

There is a mess up.  Or something breaks.   Or someone will say or do something that rattles our cage.  Why are we shaken?  Are we believing something stupid or is it real?  And if it is real do we need to clean up something whether it is a pattern or habit or some wreckage from our past?    What does our soul say?  Where is our spiritual motor?   Mercury retrograde in Pisces is a time when we can find faith.   Perhaps we have been phoning in our spiritual awareness for awhile and now when we get pushed and pulled by crazy just enough that we feel compelled to get quiet and ponder if there is something bigger out there guiding us.   Maybe we pray.  During Mercury retrograde in Pisces we benefit by going inside and finding our moral radar and our compassion.   How can our intuition be tapped?  Do you even remember how to access your intuition or inner compass?   This is the power of Pisces which lives in dream time, mystical, creative and spiritual.    Take the opportunity to relish this period of greater connection to Spirit and finding the areas of our life that need a little introspection.  Find your gut in the middle of mind chatter.     A little prayer can go a long way.   And compassion for others and self.

Now as Mercury straightens out…..

What did we learn about our faith?  Our fears?  Our feelings of overwhelm?    Did our intuition speak to us for 3 weeks?  Did we listen?

Enjoy the unwinding of Mercury and see if things come up for fixing between now and April 16 when the shadow ends.

In the meantime, enjoy breathing again.

Libra Full Moon

 

Libra Full Moon

March 20, 2019

9:42pm EDT

00 Libra 09

Spring arrives 6:59pm EDT then three hours later the Full Moon arrives at less than one half degree of Libra.  The excitement of spring will be felt by us individually (Aries) and our partners (Libra) as soon as the new season launches.

We are, of course, half way through the Pisces lunar twenty-nine day cycle where the emphasis is on letting go, tying up loose ends, healing those things we have no control of including memories and regrets.   For those who are feeling a little “off” and perhaps self -confidence is flagging, the move by the Sun into Aries (starting the first day of spring) and the full moon will lift our mood.   We may not be ready to go full on with a new project or tackle some problem but we will feel like all is not lost and we get some balance for the three-day full moon.

What is interesting is that this year we have a gift –there will be two Libra Full moons!   We are getting two rounds of finding balance and adjustments and checking in with our partners and relationships.   The timing is most auspicious due to fact that  Treasure Maps is sandwiched between both full moons.

On April 5 the Aries New Moon begins the New Lunar Year.  During that time those of us who know the power of that new moon will set aside precious time and make our personal treasure maps.  Treasure Maps are a collage or a vision board of the things we want in our lives and things we want to accomplish during the new year.  A ‘mindful diet’  “Strong health” ‘ Trip to Paris’ “New back porch’ “healthy relationships’ ‘new car’  “new job’  ‘marriage’ it can be anything that speaks to you after the Aries New Moon launches (April 5 4:30am EDT).   We have a few days to make that map and for those of us who have been doing them for a long time (waving my hand– 23 years!) we know that the maps are powerful and will manifest during the year, (some years more than others) but many will experience manifestations by summer.    The two full moons will be bringing us information that will support what we want in our maps and the year and remind us the importance of our relationships and finding balance.  This is a gift indeed!

In the chart of this full moon we have a pronounced Chiron which puts emphasis on personal identity, showing the world who we are, going our own way, finding our inner warrior and showing up for self in a new manner.     Given it is Chiron there is some lesson around independence and doing our own thing that is uncomfortable.   We must fight through the uncomfortable and just do it.  Luckily the Libra full moon reminds us we are never alone.   The work may be ours to do but there are people cheering us on, offering advice and reminding us of our strength.   This full moon could show you that there are people supporting you whom you might not even know –a perfect stranger may give you a little ‘boost’.    Then when we get to the second Libra Full moon we will have the planet Uranus influencing us and that is much different from Chiron. Expect surprises then.

Libra’s ruling planet Venus squares off with Mars on the 3/21 so there could be sparks.  Values that are noble could be at odds with practical actions.   Luckily Libra moon can remind Venus to take a breath and ‘this too will pass’ .    And of course the real reward of this Libra Full moon is the power of finding your balance in the face of anything –that is a gift!

The Balsamic Phase

 

Balsamic Moon Phase

 

It started March 2, 7:13 Am EST 

 

7:13 am EST 

 

 
Are you feeling it?   Are you feeling the changes around us?  I know I feel like I am walking on the san andreas fault during a 6.4…..every minute.   
 
I don’t know if I have ever experienced a Mercury shadow like I have in the last ten days.   It has punched me hard.  I keep telling my husband, “Oh, lordy I’m put on guard to dot every i and cross every t during this upcoming retrograde times 10.”    
 
This balsamic we will have Mercury turn retrograde and Uranus move into Taurus.   Either one of these events would be enough for a month.  But to have both of them within 24 hours and in the phase of the moon where we arguably are little off guard.   The balsamic is when we let go, we relax, we release and here we get zapped by the two planets of communication.  Mercury is how we talk to each other and Uranus is how we talk to the forces greater than our little human-ess.   Mercury is phone call to a friend Uranus is News Alert to the world and both will be loud. 

Balsamic:   We let go.  By releasing we can prepare for the new.  

 

Focus on How are you releasing your snobbery? How are you releasing insecurity?  How are you releasing your ‘better than’?  How are your releasing your ‘keeping up with the Joneses’? 

 

  

 

Special Focus:

 

2/5:  Mercury retrograde  29 Pisces 38  (see separate post)

 

2/6 Uranus enters Taurus  (see separate post) 

 

March 6, 2019 11:08am EST  15 Pisces 47  

 

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde
March 5
1:18pm EST
29 Pisces 38

Mercury’s journey dates:
Feb 19 shadow begins 16  Pisces 6
March 5 station retrograde 29 Pisces 36
March 28 station direct 16 Pisces 6
April 16 shadow ends 29 Pisces 36

Every year Mercury goes into Pisces and things get fuzzy.    It is as if our brains are driving in a rainstorm with broken windshield wipers.   Things get muddy and unclear.  Our thinking gets muted.   And that’s just a normal three weeks of Mercury in Pisces.  Now we have a retrograde which is rife with miscommunication, sloppiness, forgetfulness misunderstandings and just plane old mistakes –in the sign of fuzzy Pisces!   So, what are we supposed to do when confusion joins confusion and takes our brains hostage?
Take a deep breath.
Slow down.
Then…… you gotta go into the muted fuzzy stuff.   Fears will be up.  Confusion will be up.  Insecurities will be up.   Crazy will be up.   In the journey of a hero this is the darkest night of the soul –this is 29 degrees of  Pisces.  The final degree of the zodiac.   It is the metaphorical final day of winter and even though we can feel spring — our brains are trudging backwards for more winter.  We are going back for therapy, faith and maybe some karma.

There is a mess up.  Or something breaks.   Or someone will say or do something that rattles our cage.  Why are we shaken?  Are we believing something stupid or is it real?  And if it is real do we need to clean up something whether it is a pattern or habit or some wreckage from our past?    What does our soul say?  Where is our spiritual motor?   Mercury retrograde in Pisces is a time when we can find faith.   Perhaps we have been phoning in our spiritual awareness for awhile and now when we get pushed and pulled by crazy just enough that we feel compelled to get quiet and ponder if there is something bigger out there guiding us.   Maybe we pray.  During Mercury retrograde in Pisces we benefit by going inside and finding our radar.   How can our intuition be tapped?  Do you even remember how to access your intuition or inner compass?   This is the power of Pisces which lives in dream time, mystical, creative and spiritual.    Take the opportunity to relish this period of greater connection to Spirit and finding the areas of our life that need a little introspection.    A little prayer can go a long way.

The shadow period started Feb 19.  Have you had hints that there is a retrograde on its way?   Yeah, I know what you mean.  Total pain in the butt.  The retrograde starts on March 5.  And we’ll all be there on the other side of the retrograde March 28.    We may be a bit humbler but that’s okay our brains will be ready for spring by then!

This Week.

 

This Astrological Week 

 

The weekend is fiery with the Moon in Aries putting the emphasis on go, go, going.  Crescent lunar phases has us learning and receiving information that speaks to our independence.  On Sunday, Mercury enters Pisces slowing down mental energy from exciting quick ideas to reflective and meditative ponderings.     On the 12th  Mars will conjunct Uranus in super late Aries.    A burst of independence combined with willfulness and perhaps anger will be around us, in us and in the news.  What we do with this energy is up to us.  On the 14thangry warrior Mars moves into creature comfort loving Taurus –Happy Valentines Day.  

 

Crescent Moon Phase

 

Feb 8, 2019 7:26pm EST 

 

Focus on: What information are you learning about your need for independence?  What are you learning about breaking out and self motivation? What are you learning about your fiery nature? 

 

Special Focus

 

2/10: Mercury enter Pisces 

 

First Quarter Moon 

 

February 12 5:26 pm  EST 

 

Focus on: What actions can you take that build something up? What actions can you take that strengthen your money and possessions?  What actions can you take that support your property?  What actions can you take that are super duper practical?  

 

Special Focus:

 

2/12: Mars conjunct Uranus. Bumpiness.  Rough rides. The earth quakes.   Fighting for the sake of fighting.  

 

2/14: Mars enters Taurus