Message from the Muse

What I Did On My Total Solar Eclipse

‘Don’t ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that. Because what the
world needs is people who have come alive.’ 
—Harold Whitman

Wake-Up Call from Venus

Thursday morning, 9/13

Mandala, from a magnolia leaf I found on the lawn.

I woke up uncommonly early last Thursday. With the happy thought in my mind: “I’m rich!”

Just to be clear: This has not been my usual first thought upon waking. And, the thought came with a bonus mantra:

I’m rich!
I’m rich!
I just came into a large sum of money

I’m rich!
I’m rich!
I just came into a large sum of money

I had been reading in The Oracle Report and elsewhere that we should be receiving messages on Tuesday or Wednesday that would bring clarity to what we’d been experiencing in the aftermath of the August 21 total solar eclipse.

I was eager to get this message. Because for all of the promise of the Leo eclipse, the next three weeks felt more like a protracted ending than a new beginning. Continue reading

Grounding and Centering MP3s – Eclipse Season

Stopping to smell the flowers. Photo by DK.

Stopping to smell the flowers. Photo by DK.

Pay What You Want: Three Guided Grounding & Centering Meditations

It’s eclipse season and the August 21 solar eclipse in Leo is the first total solar eclipse to be visible across the entire USA in 99 years. That’s exciting – but eclipse season tends to be a problematic time of year for those of us who are empaths, sensitives and energy feelers.

Eclipses bring massive amounts of cosmic energy into the Earth’s sphere – with the specific intent of kickstarting necessary changes and transforming stuck situations and patterns. Most people don’t know why they’re feeling suddenly (Fill In The Blank: crazy, suicidal, enraged, despairing, depressed, vengeful, pathetic, etc.).

They’re like the person at the swinging party who didn’t know the brownies were made with marijuana. All of a sudden they’re feeling unhinged and like they might just have a breakdown! Many of these people will spew their internal psychic turmoil into shared psychic space in an effort to make themselves feel better. Continue reading

Imagine, Part 1

Mechanisms of SOcial Control

boy and goose saying hi

One of my newsletter subscribers emailed me on the eve of the Aug. 7 Aquarius Lunar Eclipse to say:

“Shortly after reading your two emails, the song “Imagine” played on my playlist. We all know the intention of this song and we’ve all heard it a million times, but how long has it been since we’ve all really listened to the lyrics? I think this song means more now than ever and I’m not sure if it would help the rest of your listeners, but it sure helped put me on a better path this morning. Just thought I’d put that out there in case you want to share.”

I have found the lyrics written in the late 1960s and early 1970s  by artists like John Lennon, Pink Floyd and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to be incredibly resonant lately. Wanting to double check that “Imagine” was indeed written during this period, I ended up on the Wikipedia page for the song. I learned that the song was inspired by a Christian prayer book given to John and Yoko by Dick Gregory. In John’s words: Continue reading

Unleash Your Inner Weirdo: Aquarius Lunar Eclipse Aug 7 2017

Aquarius Lunar Eclipse Video

Can the August 7, 2017 Aquarius Lunar Eclipse really help us rise above the negativity and chaos in society? Yeah, baby – with a little help from its friends Jupiter and Saturn.

By the way, – I often find that John Sandbach’s degree symbols bring an extra measure of clarity. Here’s his writing on the degree of Monday’s lunar eclipse (16 Aquarius): http://john-sandbach.blogspot.com/2010/05/159-omegachandra-symbols-aquarius-16-20.html

Finding Another Way to Live

Soul-Sick Nation

tiny flower in hand

Photo by DK.

“In the silence that his life now is, let a community of care remember him by taking care of the living and building an alternative to what contributed to his degradation and destruction. There is no other world. There is just another way to live.” – Brother Michael

I can’t remember a time when suicide seemed so popular.

I know so many good people who are seriously bummed out right now. They look at the hate being spewed on the Internet and on the TV talk shows, at the violence being perpetrated on minorities, women, children, the LGBT community, and condoned by their fellow citizens.

And they feel despair. They feel the whole thing is hopeless. Continue reading

Two Astrology Videos on Donald Trump and the Leo Solar Eclipse

Is the ‘Great American Eclipse’ the end of the line for Trump presidency?

The total solar eclipse in Leo on Aug. 21, 2017 makes a nearly exact conjunction with Donald Trump’s Ascendant. In the first video I explore the Leo eclipse in Trump’s chart and why I believe this eclipse marks the beginning of the end for Trump as U.S. President:

In Part 2 of my series on the Aug. 21, 2017 Leo solar eclipse, I explore the degree symbols for Donald Trump’s Ascendant. In astrology the Ascendant (or rising sign and degree) represents the persona or the mask the person wears on the stage of life. What you learn in this video might just change your mind about America’s current (but for how long?) president:


I’ll be looking much deeper into all of this (and much more, including the USA’s upcoming Pluto return) in my 5-week webinar Trumpstrology: The Astrology of Current Affairs. The webinar starts Wednesday, Aug. 2 and there are still a few places open. Register or get more info here.


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Soul Family

Light Bulb Moments

As I pulled up into the driveway, I was feeling a bit anxious. The plan was to stay for most of the next three days with my colleague Raisha Love in Ann Arbor, doing readings for family and friends.

Although I knew Raisha and her (grown-up) kids, you never know exactly what awaits you the first time you stay as a guest at someone’s house.

I arrived at Raisha’s on Friday evening, the day after my Ann Arbor ancestors workshop with Diana Quinn. Continue reading

Trumpstrology

The Astrology of Current Affairs

Gaining even a basic understanding of how the world changes under different outer planet cycles — such as Saturn’s shift from Sagittarius into Capricorn in January — can empower you to align your actions and intentions with the prevailing energy in the Cosmos.

In this five-week webinar, we’re going to explore some ‘big picture astrology’ so you can understand what’s happening on the world stage and learn how these larger cycles affect you personally.

How Eclipses & Outer Planet Cycles Work

The course will feature a mix of exposition and interactive exploration. In each class I’ll use charts for current or upcoming events to illustrate astrology concepts and demonstrate techniques. Then we’ll explore further based on your questions and insights.

Among the topics we’ll explore in this class:

Eclipses

  • The Great American Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017 and how it impacts the chart of Donald Trump
  • How do I understand an eclipse in relationship to my natal chart?
  • What’s the difference between solar and lunar eclipses?
  • The Flavor of the Season: Solstice and Other Ingress Charts

Outer Planet Cycles

  • Outer planet cycles in the natal chart: the Pluto square, Saturn return, and Uranus opposition
  • The World Chart: How outer planet cycles correlate to global political, economic, and social change
  • The chart for the United States (and country charts in general)
  • Chiron in Aries (2018-2026)
  • Pluto in Capricorn (2008-2023)
  • Saturn-Pluto (2019-2020)

Continue reading

Communing with the Spirits

Honoring the Ancestors and Clearing Ancestral Trauma in Michigan

The Huron River from Delhi Bridge by Deb Nystrom

The Huron River from Delhi Bridge. Photo by Deb Nystrom on flickr.

By the time I met Diana down by the river, I was feeling a bit frazzled. Since arriving in Michigan on the day of the Cancer New Moon, I’d mostly wanted to sleep.

Mars and Mercury were both “out of bounds” in Cancer¹ that week. I was feeling exceptionally inarticulate. Diana had been dealing with some intense family stuff. While we had managed to put together a rudimentary outline for the ancestors workshop and ritual in Ann Arbor that evening, we both felt like we needed some extra help from the spirits.

We had agreed to meet at a park by the Huron River to ground ourselves and set our intentions for the workshop. I followed the Google Maps directions Diana had texted me to Island Park and parked at the first picnic shelter, as instructed. I crossed a footbridge to the island and found Diana waiting with drum in hand. Continue reading