(I Will) Rise Like the Phoenix

Jupiter-Uranus Opposition 2016 and My Ongoing Plumbing Saga

Hope your solstice was good. There’s some pretty intense energy going on right now (well, when isn’t there lately?) with the Moon in Libra making an exact hit on the Jupiter-Uranus opposition over the next two hours (1 pm – 3 pm EST). Today’s exact opposition is the first of three and is a very strong direct hit due to:

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Get a Reading and Support Standing Rock

Standing Rock: A Defining Moment for America

Photo by tradlands on Flickr - Creative Commons 3.0

Photo by tradlands on Flickr – Creative Commons 3.0

2016 seems destined to go down in history as one of those years when everything changed. I believe what’s happening at Standing Rock is the defining moment of this time. It encapsulates so many of the choices facing us as humans and as a society. It’s easy to boil it down to “Water vs Oil” but the stand-off at the Missouri River symbolizes so many of the burning issues of our time: institutionalized racism and state-sponsored terrorism, climate change and alternative energy, and corporate exploitation of the poor and of the ever-shrinking middle class.

Pluto and Our Collective Shadow

Pluto has been opposing the USA’s natal Sun for the last three years and will soon return to its position in the USA’s birth chart for the first time since the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Pluto always exposes the shadow side of things, and we are seeing America’s shadow side in the showdown at Standing Rock. This is a huge moment for the United States of America and for we the people.

Are we going to violate yet another treaty with the original people of this land? Are we going to allow what amounts to a corporate police force to continue brutalizing members of the biggest gathering of Native peoples since the Battle of Little Bighorn? (Representatives from 90 different Native American tribes have gathered at Standing Rock.)

I have strong ties to Native American spirituality; so much of what I’ve done as a people helper for the last 15 years has been informed by this tradition. I can’t in integrity leave my current obligations and stand in the flesh with my brothers and sisters (of all races) at Standing Rock. But I feel called to contribute more than my prayers.

Get a Reading, Support the Water Protectors

I usually try to come up with a cool offer as we head into the holiday season. This year I’m nearing the end of a two-year Pluto transit of my career and money zones and most of my creative energy is going towards fixing up a fixer-upper house we bought to enable our family to downsize and cut our cost of living. For the last few weeks I couldn’t think of any offer that I could actually envision finding the time and energy to follow through on.

Last week I decided to ask the angels for guidance and yesterday this inspiration struck me and I felt my whole energy shift. So here it is:

I’m donating 1/3 of the price of the first 20 readings or coaching sessions ordered between now and the Winter Solstice to help with food and medical supplies for the brave souls standing for me at Oceti Sakowin.

If you’ve been wanting to learn more about your life’s purpose, understand the opportunities and challenges awaiting you in the coming year, or give a loved one the gift of an astrology reading with me, purchase your reading here and together we’ll help sustain those who stand for the world we believe in.

 

Want to Learn Astrology?

9 Reasons To Take My New Online Astrology Course

The Autumn astrology course is filled and under way. I plan to offer the Learn Astrology 1: Basic Chart Interpretation + Key Transits class again in January 2017. To stay apprised, please join my mailing list in the right sidebar.

Here are 9 reasons you’ll learn more practical astrology know-how than you ever thought possible in less than three months: Continue reading

Astro Update: Uranus-Eris Craziness, Capricorn Full Moon, Freedom from Shame

Uranus and Eris

A lot of us have been having weird symptoms again. Insomnia, vertigo, free-floating, sudden onset anxiety, nervous system anomalies, unexpected outbursts of rage, bizarre money events (good and bad). Those are just the ones I’ve heard about in the last week. And of course there’s the crazy shit happening with people and guns in society. Continue reading

Habit Hacks for Rebel Tendency People?

How I’m Attempting to Pscyh Myself into The Habits I Want

If it’s true that my daily habits are the difference between mediocrity and success, then I want to develop the right daily habits. But, how do I square this with my tendency to rebel against expectations?

The answer: I don’t know.

But I want to find out.

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Why Do We Resist Good Habits?

Daily Habits and Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies

tick-tockIn my post on the power of doing something every day, I mentioned how Gretchen Rubin’s book Better than Before was just about to inspire me to start some positive new habits when Mars went retrograde and my “new start” energy seemed to dissipate into thin air.

Since the Mars Rx ended, I’m back to reading the book and trying to apply Rubin’s insights to motivate myself.

The biggest insight I’ve gained from the book so far (and believe me, it is full of fun, piquant observations) is looking at my habit patterns through the lens of Rubin’s Four Tendencies framework. Continue reading

The Power of Doing Something Every Day

Daily Habits as the Key to Success?

better-than-beforeI started reading Gretchen Rubin’s Better Than Before in February, a few weeks before Mars stationed retrograde. It’s a fascinating exploration into how different people form habits, and how knowing thyself a little better can help you actually succeed at making a good habit (or breaking a bad one).

I’ve been taking classes from producer and electronic musician Jason Timothy – I really dig his sacred warrior approach to music-making. In the intro materials to one of his classes I read the following statement: Continue reading

My State of the Union

If You Choose to Follow Your Heart

There comes a time in every human life where one must decide to either follow one’s heart or to live an increasingly hollow existence attempting to meet the expectations of parents, partner, or society. Although the latter choice leads inevitably to infirmity of the spirit, dulling of the mind, and weakening of the body, it does carry with it the comfort of conformity.

For those of us who choose, repeatedly, to follow our hearts, Life is a much more uncertain – and often more volatile – adventure. To expect those close to us to support us in this choice, or even to understand it, is at times to much to ask. Continue reading