How to Find Alien Patterns In Your Natal Chart

What are the alien patterns in astrology?

Alien patterns are specialized energy configurations in the natal horoscope.  The most common alien patterns include a conjunction of the Sun, Moon, or Ascendant with one of the four outer planets (Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto).

What are the alien patterns? | How do I know if I have an alien pattern in my chart?

I’ve been working with the alien patterns framework with clients for about 15 years. My experience shows that while these people are unusually gifted, they also tend to be unusually troubled.

The alien patterns were discovered by astrologer Edwin Steinbrecher, who wrote about them in his book The Inner Guide Meditation. Steinbrecher named these chart configurations alien patterns because people with one or more of these patterns in their natal chart shared a similar sense of alienation, of other-ness. Even in childhood, they felt apart from others. They were conscious of being treated differently, of not belonging, of not being able to fit in. From a young age they saw the world from a remarkably different viewpoint than most of the people around them.

I’ve had several alien pattern clients tell me they knew they must have been adopted: “I kept badgering my parents to tell me how to find my real family.”

These energies are not easy to carry through life because their function is disruptive and transformative and because they are always active on some level. These archetypes are so powerful that one can only suppress them for so long. Also, they are distinctly transpersonal or non-human. The alien pattern archetypes carry the intention of destroying old, corrupt emotional patterns, thought forms and behaviors – and they don’t care whether the person who is being triggered by them likes it or not.

Alien pattern people tend to find relationships uniquely challenging, especially relationships with family and intimate partners. Because they are – usually unconsciously – always triggering the people closest to them to evolve and transform, they evoke strong reactions from others.

These reactions range from intense neediness to verbal, psychological and emotional abuse, and sometimes outright physical violence. I tell my alien pattern clients that many of the people they will attract in this lifetime are drawn to them because the other person’s soul wants the alien pattern medicine the client carries. But if the other person is locked in an egoic mind state of fear, shame, separation or control, their ego will fight desperately to stay in charge.

I’m going to be sharing 15 years’ experience working with alien pattern clients in my new Alien Patterns in Astrology class, beginning April 29.

Types of Alien Patterns

Power alien patterns
People with natal Sun conjunct Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto. These people function as initiators or shamans of the planetary archetype they carry. They radiate the archetypal energy of the planet in an active, outer-directed, traditionally masculine way.

Vessel alien patterns
People with natal Moon conjunct Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto. These people carry the archetypal energy of the outer planet in a more traditionally feminine way. They magnetize or pull up the energy of the planetary archetype in everyone they connect with.

Instrument alien patterns
People with Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto in the 1st House or conjunct the Ascendant from the 12th House. These people function as amplifiers and receivers of the planetary energy and, according to Steinbrecher, “Their abilities are intrinsic to their physical bodies.”

Adept alien patterns
These people have none of the traditional modern planets, nor the ASC, in one of the four elements or in one of the three modes. These people intrinsically understand the element or mode they lack and are adept at helping others in that area. However, they tend to struggle with this same energy themselves until they learn to share their gift with others.

Fire adepts, for example, have no planets (nor the ASC) in any of the three fire signs. They excel at helping others find their passion, discover the courage to start a new career, or step into a leadership role. They are often mystified as to how they can do this so easily for others and not for themselves.

Mutual reception alien patterns
This is fairly rare, but in the interests of accuracy this pattern occurs when there is mutual reception between the Sun, Moon or ASC/1st House and one of the outer planets.

How to Find Alien Patterns in the Natal Chart

I’m using Steinbrecher’s orbs (degrees from exact conjunction) as I’ve found them to be pretty reliable.

Power alien patterns

You have a power alien pattern when your natal Sun is conjunct natal Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto with an orb of ≤ 15°.

Donald Trump: Has a Uranian Power pattern. Uranus is conjunct the Sun with an orb of 5°.

Donald Trump. June 14, 1946, 10:54 am, Jamaica, Queens, NY.

 

Vessel alien patterns

You have a vessel alien pattern when your natal Moon is conjunct Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto with an orb of ≤ 12°.

Drew Barrymore has a Saturnian Vessel pattern. The Moon is conjunct Saturn with an orb of < 6°

Drew Barrymore. February 22, 1975, 11:51 am, Culver City, CA.

Instrument alien patterns

You have an instrument alien pattern when Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto is in the 1st House or conjunct the Ascendant in the 12th House with an orb of ≤ 10°.

Kurt Cobain: Has two instrument patterns, Uranian and Plutonian. Uranus is in the 1st House. Pluto is conjunct the ASC from the 12th House with an orb of < 1°.

Kurt Cobain natal chart - Pluto-Uranus instrument alien pattern.

Kurt Cobain. February 20, 1967, 7:20 pm, Aberdeen, WA.

Jack Nicholson: Has a Pluto instrument pattern. Even though Pluto is in Cancer and Jack’s ASC is in Leo, Pluto is conjunct the ASC with an orb of 9°.

Jack Nicholson natal chart, Pluto instrument alien pattern.

Jack Nicholson. April 22, 1937, 11:20 am, Neptune, NJ.

Whitney Houston: Does not have a Saturn alien pattern, since the orb from Saturn to the ASC is greater than 10°.

Whitney Houston, August 9, 1963, 8:55 pm, Newark, NJ

Mutual Reception alien patterns

You have a mutual reception alien pattern when the Sun, Moon, or ASC are in mutual reception with Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto. See David Bowie’s chart below.

*I normally work with the traditional sign rulers as the primary rulers and incorporate the modern sign rulers when helpful. In this context, however, I follow Steinbrecher in working with Uranus as the ruler of Aquarius, Neptune as the ruler of Pisces, and Pluto as the ruler of Scorpio.

David Bowie: Has a Saturnian Vessel pattern and likely a Plutonian Vessel pattern (his birth time is uncertain). He also has a mutual reception Saturn Power pattern. The Sun is in Capricorn (Saturn’s sign) while Saturn is in Leo (the Sun’s sign).

David Bowie Saturn vessel alien pattern, mutual reception Saturn power alien pattern.

David Bowie, January 8, 1947, 9 am, Brixton, England.

The Alien Patterns in Astrology

Alien Patterns Class Starts April 29

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I’m super excited to share this information with you. I started using the alien patterns framework in client readings nearly 15 years ago. Since then I’ve worked with hundreds of alien pattern clients, many of them over an extended period of time.

One of the most powerful experiences I get to have as an astrologer is the profound relief and self-acceptance that happens when a client “gets” their alien pattern. Sharing what these patterns are, how they challenge the native and those around them, and how the native can integrate and “own” these patterns is a spiritual initiation. I have seen people’s lives transform radically after one reading – the alien pattern constructs are that powerful.

What are the alien patterns?

Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s futuristic vision changed inspired us to imagine a universe full of sentient life beyond our solar system. Roddenberry was a Plutonian Instrument, Neptunian Power, and Uranian Vessel alien. (August 19, 1921, 1:35 am, El Paso, TX)

Alien patterns in the natal horoscope are special energy configurations involving a conjunction of the Sun, Moon or Ascendant with one of the transpersonal outer planets.* These patterns give the native special abilities, such as an innate understanding of the true nature of time, the ability to see dead people, psychokinesis, or the ability to awaken the kundalini power in other people.

* There are a few alien patterns that don’t involve the outer planets, such as the Adept alien patterns. These occur when no planets (or Midheaven or Ascendant) occur in one of the elements or modes. We will cover these patterns as well.

Choosing to carry one or more alien patterns is intended by the soul as a gift to the world. But the alien patterns are often experienced as a curse by those who carry them – until they are able to bring these energies into their conscious awareness.

In fact, natives with alien patterns in the natal horoscope almost always reach adulthood suffering from a profound sense of alienation (hence the name).


Here’s a post, with pictures, answering the question: How do I know if I have an alien pattern in my natal chart?


Why is this? The outer planet energies carried by the alien pattern native operate with the intent to transform whatever they encounter. So as soon as an alien pattern person connects with another human, they initiate an evolutionary/transformational feedback loop with the other person.

Relationships are incredibly loaded for most alien pattern people. Almost all of us learned at a very young age that there was something ‘wrong’ with us. We made others uncomfortable, we attracted inappropriate sexual attention from adults, we knew things that we couldn’t possibly know…and we were shamed, shushed and ostracized for simply being who we are.

Who Is This Class For?

I’m dividing the content into two sections, a four-hour overview and an additional eight-hour section where we’ll explore the different alien constructs in more detail.

Astrologers & Healers

If you’re an astrologer, or if you use astrology as part of your healing or coaching practice, you need to know about the alien patterns. Understanding the alien patterns will help you initiate your alien pattern clients into the mystery of who they really are. It empowers you to validate these people’s life experience in a way that is profoundly healing. It will help you to understand why they may be so enlightened in most areas of their life/chart, but deeply resistant or fearful in certain areas.

Most astrologers and healers who use astrology as background information to help their clients would benefit from taking the entire 12-hour course.

Alien Pattern People (And Those Who Love Them)

If you possess one or more alien patterns in your birth chart this information can radically transform your understanding of yourself and your life experience and purpose. If you have no alien patterns in your chart but have a child or life partner who does (Edwin Steinbrecher called these alien-helpers “Protectors”), you would definitely benefit from the overview classes. If you’re astrologically inclined and curious, you are of course welcome to take the entire class.

Read my post on: <<How to find alien patterns in a natal chart >>

Minimum Requirements

To get the most out of this class, you’ll need a basic understanding of the language of astrology, including signs, houses, planets, and major aspects. For example, you can identify a sign by its glyph, you know the difference between Venus and Pluto, and if I say, “Notice this client also has Saturn in Libra in the 2nd House” you know where to look and find Saturn in the chart.

If you want to take the class but don’t feel confident in your astro-knowledge, contact me and we can determine together if you and the class will be a good fit.

Class Content

Overview (Weeks 1 & 2)

In the first two classes (four hours total) you will learn:

  • The alien pattern framework: the stages of development all alien pattern people go through from birth through adulthood.
  • How to identify alien patterns in a horoscope.
  • The basic gift/teachings of the four outer planets forming the alien patterns: Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto.
  • The Adept patterns and how they work / how to work them.
  • How the alien patterns act when we are consciously aligning with their power.
  • How they affect us and those around us when we are unconscious of them.
  • How to bring an alien pattern into conscious awareness.
  • The two transformational keys for taking an alien pattern from curse to gift.

Going Deep with the Alien Patterns (Weeks 3-6)

These four classes (eight hours total) are organized by outer planet archetype.

Week 3: Saturn – The Teacher/Transformer – The Saturn aliens are natural authority figures. They understand the true structure of reality and the non-linear nature of time. They push those around them to develop inner authority and take responsibility for their lives.

Week 4: Uranus – The Illuminator – The Uranian aliens are the radical truth-tellers. They illuminate falsehood in those around them and challenge others to own their truths and live from the Authentic Self.

Week 5: Neptune – The Divine Mirror – The Neptune aliens inspire others to see or feel what it would be like to be their ideal selves. They light up the space around them with Christ-like compassion but are often chronically drained by psychic vampires.

Week 6: Pluto – The Shaman – The Plutonian aliens activate people’s deepest fear and unconscious shame patterns, allowing others to experience a rebirth into their most powerful self.

In these four classes, you will learn about:

  • Common traits of the Power, Vessel and Instrument patterns for each outer planet archetype.
  • Differences in how the Power, Vessel and Instrument patterns tend to manifest with each of the outer planet types.
  • How to honor the native’s internal resistance to each pattern.
  • The importance of working with built-up trauma from carrying one or more of these patterns.
  • How to become conscious of these patterns by recognizing them at work in relationships, including past relationships.
  • How the patterns show up when the client is resistant/unconscious.
  • How to help clients move out of resistance and into the awakened state.

We will use the natal charts of celebrity alien pattern people to illustrate how the different patterns function at various evolutionary levels. And you’ll have the opportunity to explore the alien pattern(s) in your own chart!

Live Class Dates and Times

Live video calls will be held every two weeks on Wednesdays at 1 pm Eastern time. (I’m open to changing the live class start time on these dates if we can reach a consensus from everyone who wants to make the live calls.)

Those dates are:

  • April 29
  • May 13
  • May 27
  • June 10
  • June 24
  • July 8

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Six two-hour live, interactive video classes.
  • Lifetime access to the video and audio recordings of all six classes.
  • Course notes and exercises and links to additional resources.
  • A private discussion forum is available to Cosmic Fire members.

Register

Space is limited to 15 participants. Payment plans available if needed. Email me: dk [at] dkbrainard [dot] com with questions.

Alien Patterns in Astrology Full Course – $275
Twelve-hour training (all six classes) on the alien pattern constructs for astrologers and healers.





Alien Patterns in Astrology: Overview Section Only – $125
Four-hour (two classes) introduction to the alien patterns.




Pisces New Moon + Erin Aquarian Interview

Bringing Heaven to Earth

When you think of Pisces, “real world” is probably not the first phrase that comes to mind. Pisces is all about feeling, imagining, and dreaming – the stuff that music, movies, and visual art are made of.

But the Pisces New Moon (4 Pisces 29) that arrives on Sunday, February 23 at 10:32 am EST makes strong positive connections to Mars in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus, two action planets in Earth signs.

Appropriately, the Omega symbol for the New Moon degree talks about bringing heaven down to earth. The Omega symbol indicates we can improve upon reality by using our imagination to visualize and connect with better potentials; by grounding ourselves to the Earth, we then channel these higher cosmic energies into material reality.

Phoenix and I talk more about the astrology of the Pisces lunar cycle (and how Mercury Retrograde in Pisces is affecting things) on Episode 2 of the Cosmic Fire Podcast.

Healing Trauma with the Tarot

Plus, radical visionary artist and full-time witch Erin Aquarian joins us to talk about her twelve-year journey with the Tarot. Like so many of us, Erin woke up in adulthood to realize that she wasn’t who she thought she was.

Erin talks about how the Tarot helped her deal with a legacy of trauma that she inherited both from her family of origin and from the systemic abuse rampant in our society for many centuries.

She talks about how the Tarot archetypes gave her the wisdom and guidance her elders couldn’t give, and how the Tarot continues to support her creativity and her personal mastery work.

You can listen here:

Healing Trauma with the Tarot: An Interview with Erin Aquarian | Cosmic Fire Podcast

Cancer Lunar Eclipse Saturn-Pluto Conjunction Jan 10 2020

Reclaiming Our Power to Remake the World

The first eclipse of 2020 happens Friday, January 10 at 2:21 pm EST.

It’s a lunar eclipse with the Moon in Cancer and the Sun in Capricorn. This is an incredible stellium (several planets conjunct) in the sign of world systems. The Sun, Mercury, Ceres, Saturn, and Pluto plus centaur planet Chariklo are all conjunct within 4 1/4 degrees while Jupiter is tightly conjunct the karmic South Node.
 
The fact that it happens two days before the exact Saturn-Pluto conjunction adds to the power of this eclipse. Saturn and Pluto are conjunct every 34 years but this is the first time they’ve been conjunct in Capricorn (Saturn’s sign and the sign of world systems) since 1518. Here are some things that jump out at me about this eclipse. 
 

Goddess Power!

That’s a huge old stellium – a conjunction involving three or more planets – in Capricorn in the eclipse chart. What does that mean? Basically that almost all the planetary power is focused along the eclipse line of 20 Cancer – 20 Capricorn. Looks like a pretty black and white, cut and dried picture. Until you notice that the Sun, Mercury, Ceres, Saturn, Pluto and Chariklo and the eclipsed Moon are all square Eris, the archetype of the revolutionary feminine, at 23 Aries. This T-square funnels a huge amount of energy to Eris. (Saturn and Pluto square Eris by < 1 degree.)
 
Eris, the Goddess of Discord, introduces chaos into patriarchal, linear, status quo systems, agitating for a more egalitarian setup. It’s hard to overstate the power of the eclipse-Saturn-Pluto alignment, even without Eris in the picture. I feel like Eris’ presence as focal point for this alignment has radically amped up the destructive energy we’d expect to see.


In the build-up to the eclipse, we’ve seen the Trump and Tehran flirt with starting World War III, the mind-boggling wildfires in Australia, the start of the Harvey Weinstein trial in Los Angeles (remember #MeToo ?) and devastating earthquakes in Puerto Rico, a country that still hasn’t recovered from Hurricane Maria.
 
There’s a very pronounced emphasis on society’s treatment of women, children and the ecology in this picture, with Ceres conjunct Saturn and Pluto by < 1 degree. Ceres was active in the eclipse charts for 2017, when the news of the many women allegedly molested by Harvey Weinstein launched the #MeToo movement. As well as being the mother of Persephone, Ceres/Demeter is the goddess of the harvest. You may remember that in some versions of the myth, she cursed the natural world and stopped the plants from bearing fruit as a way of getting Jupiter’s attention and getting her kidnapped daughter back from Pluto.
 
There are a lot of interesting connections from this eclipse and the Saturn-Pluto conjunction to the USA’s chart, which I will tackle in more depth in a future video. I saw several news articles pop up on Apple News mentioning that several awards recipients and/or presenters at the Golden Globes had used their screen time to advocate for women’s rights and the environment. This makes a lot of sense in light of Ceres’ placement in the eclipse chart. And that whole Capricorn stellium is opposite the USA’s Mercury (what we think and communicate about as a society).
 
In case you missed it, Tatiana and I did an Instagram Live on the eclipse Wednesday night. I’ve edited the live stream into two shorter videos. The first (see above) focuses on how this energy is affecting us personally and what we can do to feel better and align ourselves with its transformational power. The second eclipse looks at the big picture and why this is such a revolutionary moment:

Winter Solstice 2019

Looking Within to See the Future

Winter Solstice 2019 – The Sun enters Capricorn at 11:20 pm EST on Saturday, December 21, marking the moment in the Northern Hemisphere when the night is longest and the day is shortest.

Traditionally, the solstice is celebrated by candle light, honoring both the rejuvenating darkness of the void and the impending return of the life-giving Sun. Moving forward, the days will begin to grow ever-so-slightly longer, until (we hope) spring eventually comes again in all its abundance.

With five planets - including Saturn conjunct Pluto - two centaurs, and the South Node in Capricorn, this solstice is packed with transformational power.

With five planets – including Saturn conjunct Pluto – two centaurs, and the South Node in Capricorn, this solstice is packed with transformational power.

The astrology of the 2019 Winter Solstice emphasizes the power of getting quiet, letting go, and going within to find wisdom and strength. This year’s solstice happens with the waning Moon in Scorpio, just a few days before the last New Moon of the decade, a Capricorn solar eclipse on December 25/26.

Water sign Scorpio is willing to plunge into the darkest depths of the soul. Scorpio knows that the key to power in the external world is found in the shadows. Scorpio knows that we can only become the powerful creators we were born to be when we are willing to face our un-healed trauma, our deepest fears, and the parts of the Self we were taught to be ashamed of and to hide from ourselves and others.

Solar eclipses are also powerful times of letting go. This eclipse comes with some very fortunate aspects. The Sun and Moon are conjunct benefic Jupiter and trine Uranus, the Awakener, in Taurus, the sign of the Earth. So we really want to use this moment to look within and let go of roles, beliefs, and identities we have outgrown as we step into the unknown potential of a new decade.

John Sandbach’s Chandra symbol for the first degree of Capricorn is “A canopy bed with curtains.”

“This symbol signifies a private place in which to dream and retreat from the world,” Sandbach writes. “It may seem like a strangely introverted symbol for such a social and gregarious sign as Capricorn, but the fact is that unless this very private inward place is established as a base there can be no effective operating out in the world.”

On her Edge Magazine 2020 preview radio show, Cathryn Taylor and I talked about the fear factor in the collective psyche right now. Beneath the heavy gravity of January’s epic Saturn-Pluto conjunction, the old patriarchal structures are visibly crumbling and cracking.

When the entire world is transforming at this accelerated pace, the only security we have — really the only security we have ever had or can ever have — comes from our connection to the Divine within ourselves…and from being part of a community of like-hearted souls.

I believe this Winter Solstice is designed to help us go within and find our resolve to break free of old 3D baggage and live the lives we came here to live. Even if you don’t normally celebrate the old Nature holidays, I encourage you to do a little ritual on Saturday evening.

Centaur planet Pholus, a patron saint of ritual, is conjunct the Sun at the solstice. Pholus bridges the orbits of Neptune and Saturn, opening a link that can help us ground some of our most beautiful visions of the future into the world of 3D reality.

This next-level 5D energy (a quality of all the centaurs and TNOs) is further emphasized by centaur Chariklo’s tight conjunction with Saturn and Pluto. Chariklo was a powerful healer, and also the wife of Chiron and mother of Tiresias, the blind hermaphroditic prophet who appears in both Homer’s Odyssey and T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land.

Chariklo brings the ability to “see” the unseen, that which exists in quantum potentiality but must be named in order to become part of this reality.

We are the ones who can ground those potentials, here and now, and change our reality.

Eclipse Season Preview!

Turning Water into Wine – The Naked Songwriter Podcast #55

Guess who’s coming to Christmas dinner? A solar eclipse conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn! Plus, surviving the holidaze, aka gamma ray bombardment from deep space Source objects aligned with the sign of Sagittarius. And how the 12/12 Gemini Full Moon encourages us to revoke old soul contracts and get on board the 2020 transformation train.

Collage of chart for the Dec. 12, 2019 Gemini Full Moon with eternal return by Karri Upson, photographed by my sis at Art Basel 2019.

Collage of chart for the Dec. 12, 2019 Gemini Full Moon with “eternal return” by Karri Upson, photographed by my sis at Art Basel 2019.

Miracles are on offer in December but you probably won’t land the big one all by your lonesome. Heading towards the January 2020 Saturn-Pluto conjunction, you’d better find your cosmic krewe.

Plus, a sneak peek at the January 10 lunar eclipse in Cancer, opposition Saturn and Pluto.


The Naked Songwriter is my (usually) twice-a-month love letter to you in words and music. I can always use a little sugar in my bowl (donate link).

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And if you still do Facebook stuff, you can like my page and stay in the loop that way. Sometimes I do weird fun combo platters of music and astrology there. With my kids and dog.

Sagittarius Full Moon Podcast June 17 2019

The Cosmic Imperative

The Naked Songwriter Podcast #43

Today’s Sagittarius Full Moon conjunct the Galactic Center caps a week of intense emotional waves, preparing us for the upcoming eclipses in Cancer/Capricorn. For those on the path of ascension, this alignment marks the beginning of a period of accelerated evolution.
Sagittarius Full Moon Galactic Center Podcast DK Brainard

We’ve been bombarded by high-frequency rays emanating from the center of our galaxy all month. This can feel overwhelming at times, but it is flooding our bodies and minds with higher-order frequencies that enable us to release massive amounts of old trauma, programming, and blocked emotions from the mind-body system.

In this podcast, I explore how the alignment of Mars and Mercury in Cancer opposition Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn has been building to peak intensity just in time for the release offered by today’s Full Moon.

Spiritually, the Galactic Center seems to function as a transmitter of Source energy. Scientists are discovering that – even in 3D reality – the GC is incredibly powerful and mysterious. In addition to shooting particles out at greater than the speed of light, the GC possesses a well-defined structure that looks curiously like a 3D rendering of the infinity symbol.

Sagittarius Full Moon Galactic Center DK BrainardNASA scientists recently discovered “a previously unseen structure” at the center of the Milky Way – two gamma-ray-emitting bubbles that extend 25,000 light-years north and south of the galactic center.

“The bubble emissions are much more energetic than the gamma-ray fog seen elsewhere in the Milky Way and appear to have well-defined edges,” according to NASA. “The structure’s shape and emissions suggest it was formed as a result of a large and relatively rapid energy release – the source of which remains a mystery.”


 

You can watch my inner child interview (and interviews with 20+ other healers) for free as part of my friend Toni’s new interview series:

The Naked Songwriter is my (usually) twice-a-month love letter to you in words and music. I can always use a little sugar in my bowl (donate link).

Energetic support counts too. Please sign up for my newsletter if you’re not already in that club and share what you like with other cool creative visionaries.

And if you still do Facebook stuff, you can like my page and stay in the loop that way. Sometimes I do weird fun combo platters of music and astrology there. With my kids and dog.

June and July 2019 Astrology: Profound Healing or Potential Disaster?

Deep Space Activations – the Great Attractor and Galactic Center

If you’re already feeling that familiar eclipse season craziness, you’re not alone. We are being bombarded with high-frequency light information from two of the major Source emanation points in our known cosmos – the Great Attractor at 14 Sagittarius and the Galactic Center at 27 Sagittarius.

As I mentioned in the last podcast, the June 3 Gemini New Moon happened in close alignment with the Great Attractor and the June 17 Sagittarius Full Moon aligns with the Galactic Center or Great Central Sun.

Sagittarius Full Moon conjunct Galactic Center June 17 2019

Mars and Mercury are opposition Saturn and Pluto at the June 17 Sagittarius Full Moon. This alignment prefigures the July 16 Capricorn lunar eclipse and aligned with the nodes — prefiguring the July 16 lunar eclipse at 24 Capricorn.

These deep space consciousness centers affect us in much the same way as eclipses do. They accelerate evolution, move us forcefully beyond our comfort zones, and activate our internal God-consciousness so that we are no longer able to buy into Matrix-level programming about who we are and what we can/should be doing with our lives.

They also activate us on a physical level. This can manifest as anxiety, nerves, confusion, and sudden-onset healing crises in the body.

Family Shadows: Mercury & Mars Out of Bounds in Cancer

Both Mercury and Mars have been out of bounds (OOB) in the sign of Cancer  as we head into the June 17 Full Moon. Out of bounds planets are considered to have gone beyond the jurisdiction of the Sun, the ruler of the solar system. This doesn’t make them ‘bad’ but it does tend to  give them a certain outlaw / lone wolf quality and push them to act in extreme ways. Continue reading

No More Scraps: Scorpio Full Moon and Venus-Uranus May 2019

Reclaiming Our Power from Abuse and Trauma

Scorpio Full Moon Venus conjunct Uranus astrology chart

It’s Sunday morning, the day after the Scorpio Full Moon. I’m in a motel room in Los Angeles, listening to the sounds of traffic on the street below and thinking about the Japanese man who survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb blasts at the end of World War II.

I’m thinking about my own life journey as an abuse and trauma survivor. And I’m thinking about my female clients, friends, and colleagues who have spent a lifetime struggling to overcome the insidious effects of sexual abuse.

I’m thinking that the bad news that fuels the patriarchal control systems continues to seep like radioactive waste into the ground water of the collective consciousness.

And I’m also rejoicing because it’s clear to me that our filtration systems – our psychological and spiritual immune systems – are evolving. Continue reading

Aquarius New Moon Conjunct Black Moon Lilith, Jupiter in Sag, Grrrl Power & More

Aquarius New Moon – February 4, 2019

In lieu of a new Naked Songwriter podcast, I took advantage of the opportunity this weekend to work with my favorite video co-presenter, the lovely and talented Miss Roya Pearl.

In this live stream we break down the energy of the February 4, 2019, Aquarius New Moon, which kicks off Chinese New Year and coincides with Imbolc, the first cross-quarter day of the pagan Nature calendar. So, there’s a lot of power here!

We talk about the New Moon happening conjunct Mercury and conjunct Black Moon Lilith and how you can work with Lilith to access the very positive potential of this lunation. We discuss the positive aspects from the Aquarius New Moon to Jupiter in Sagittarius and Mars in Aries.

We discuss why you’ve been feeling crazy / stuck / like you’re running in place and how that is going to change once we get past this New Moon.

Plus we do an a capella rendition of “Warriors” (the theme song from the reboot of “She-Ra: Princesses of Power”) and acoustic covers of Simon and Garfunkel, the Ramones and Buffalo Springfield.