Monday, February 22, 2016

Full Moon in Virgo- Immersion

Hold On by Shan Sheehan, CCL

'If I cannot bend the will of Heaven, I shall move Hell' -Virgil

Fair warning y'all- It's a dredge moon. Anything and everything that you thought that you were done with and over is fair game right now- It all can rise to the top, just like cream or pond scum. No, you will not have control over what comes up and when, but you are in control of how you react to it. You can choose to surf the waves or let them drag you down- And im sorry to say that more often than not, they will pull you under. This is not necessarily a bad thing, as you will in fact resurface- In the underworld. That's right heroes and heretics, we're heading back to Hell!

At least we know the territory. That is very much the feel of this- we've become almost jaded to this trip, with how often we have gone in and out of it in the last few years. This trip would have killed us not two years ago, but now? Now we look forward to it, a chance to learn new lessons and catch up with old friends (or enemies, depending on your friends!). I'd also like to note that Pluto is nearly done with his sojourn in Cap (and so is Uranus, with Aries! When they connect in late Taurus-Cap, moving into Gemini-Aqua? LORDT IT WILL BE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WORLD), sure he still has a few years to go, but we have definitely hit our stride with it, and it is on the downswing. That's not to say that our biggest fight isn't ahead of us, however... (more on that when we hit Aries season!)

Morrigan's Card:
SUN- Knight of pentacles

MOON- 7 of pentacles
MERCURY- 4 of Swords
VENUS- Ace of Wands
MARS- 4 of Pentacles
JUPITER- Queen of Cups
SATURN- Page of Wands
URANUS- 4 of Cups
PLUTO- 2 of Cups

The past few days have been a dream. We are hearing a sort of rumbling ahead, like a waterfall, calling us into the gaping maw of a larger body of water. The tributaries of Aquarius are leading us into the collective will of Pisces. The gods have turned away. Either something has a hold of their attention, or they are waiting to see what we can do without their guidance. I get a sense of an opening in the sky overhead, reminding us that we are the manifesters of everything around us. We have chosen this. We have manifested this destiny that is throttling our way. Piscean Neptunian energy is here, and Virgo's Mercurial energy is making this a time of many messages (the fish themselves are a symbol of the messenger). Pay attention. People will say things at just the perfect moment. Don’t hesitate to act on their insights. This is dream time. We are all connected to each other – just like the two Piscean fishes are forever connected to one another.   

The Sun and Moon- Alright, so this is a terrible configuration. I loathe it, this entire chart. None of the planets are speaking to each other, and nothing is getting done. Each is serving their own interests instead of uniting towards a common goal. However, there really isn't any enmity in this chart- They are all just off doing their own thing, preoccupied with their own goals and motivations. Gamers will recognize it as a grand trading quest- where each NPC has something that another NPC wants, and fulfilling all of their separate desires gives you what you need to progress to the next step, and the next, and so on until you reach your goal; whether that be the end of a quest, an amazing endgame weapon, or something of that nature. No matter what, its worth it in the end, even if its a pain and involves a lot of backtracking.

Morrigan SaysFor the Sun in Pisces, I pulled the Knight of Pentacles. This isn't a very happy card for Pisces, but it is a steadfast card for the sun. You have to get to work right now, but you also have to meld this work with the dreams of Pisces or else you will become bored and stagnant. This knight gives us the energy and determination to accomplish our goals, but learn his lesson and whistle while you work. Thank our lucky stars for this influence or all of this zany creative fire would get lost without some sort of structure to move us along. What we can count on is the constant vision, THE SUN, the thing we aspire to become, to lead the way. This knight also represents restlessness and accidental overlookings. Let yourself be restless with your lot in life. Flow like a river into your dreams. You honestly have all of the abilities you need so quit wasting them on working for bullshit. If you MUST work for bullshit in order to manifest your dreams, find a way to bring that Pisces creativity into your work. Each task, no matter how repetitive it may seem, is actually a brand new opportunity. Don’t overlook inspiration because of repetition. Look at things a little differently. Inspiration can come in the weirdest ways - even just using an object in a slightly different way while doing the same task. This card tells us to work, but don't be so rigid that you kill your dreams while working. Work FOR something. Manifest destiny. For the full moon in Virgo, I pulled the 7 of pentacles. I heard some weird stuff about butterflies recently. Apparently caterpillars become absolute goo within their cocoon before they turn into beautiful, majestic insects. It may seem like you’re buried - unmoving - at the moment, with only darkness on the periphery, but you are about to come into your destiny. The moon is in Virgo, the harvester, and the 7 of pentacles card is represented by Taurus in Saturn. The wyrm caterpillar has no friggin clue that it's about to transform. Nor do we. The phoenix must face its fears and become totally consumed by the fire, settled to ashes, before it rises again. This is a time of manifestation. Your garden is about to bloom, and the moment that it blooms will bring a strange sort of confusion to you. What am I to do with this now? Do I have the strength to actually harvest this opportunity or will I panic and let the fruit rot? You CANNOT fear. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death. Do you want your opportunities (and in turn you) to live, or to die? Let's fucking do this (as the goddess of victory, Nike, so swiftly put it haha). This card urges us to fight our way through the cocoon. Without the birthing struggle – without this forceful action training it’s body – the butterfly does not have the strength to fly. There is no victory without DO.  

Mercury and Neptune- Good, finally a bit of cohesion- and who better to collaborate than the two rulers of this lunation? So... why doesn't this make me feel any better? Why does it feel like its almost more detrimental to have them working in sync? Well, for starters, they couldn't be more different- Night and day is an understatement to the amount that these two do not get along. One represents clarity, the other confusion; one sees the forest while the other gets lost in the trees. This play of opposites will need to be rectified within you, as you are going to feel like you are being pulled apart by the constant distractions continually vying for your attention. Ignore the side quests and stick to the main story for now- You need to get through this quagmire. Besides, you've been playing for weeks and your roommates are starting to get concerned with your hygiene habits. Bust out those Taurus tunnel vision goggles and plow through your objectives- keep a list that you can cross things off of (Virgo has a fetish for lists) and just get to work!

Morrigan SaysFor Mercury in Aquarius, I pulled the 4 of Swords. The god Mercury carries with him the caduceus; a rod with two snakes entwined around it. This is the same symbol that we see representing the field of medicine in modern day. With the caduceus, Mercury could heal the sick, bring the dead to life, and, in turn, kill the living. The 4 of Swords is about healing, and it's about focus. In this card, a man lies sleeping with 3 swords above him and one sword below him. He is concentrated on only one thing in particular, and putting the other items to rest. Put away your distractions and funnel your energy into that one thing that is going to heal you - what you're passionate about. If you do this, you will be blessed with the strength and fortitude to continue this fight. A focused Mercury is a happy Mercury, and with it positioned so closely to Venus, we know it craving to get to work on something we actually value. Be still, let things flow like water, and flashes of insight will come faster than you can even keep up with them. The man sleeping in this card also gives me a flash of insight – you will receive messages in your dreams. Also, your words may not be your own. Like the sleeping man in this card, our linguistic world is tied up in the collective right now. This means that anything you create, with this meditative state in mind, will resonate at a heart level with all of those around you. Holy crap, for Neptune in Pisces I pulled the Star Card. A strange thing happened as I pulled this card. I saw it, for an instant, in my mind's eye before I flipped the card around. Shit is psychic right now, and perhaps, in turning away, the gods have graciously given us some of their powers. We were created in their image, and deep down, we all know how to use these strange, wyrd Piscean abilities. This card really is all about the wyrd - the threads that connect everything in the universe. The spider that pulls it all together, hour glass on her thorax, waiting patiently in time for us to finally see the big picture. This is the flickering of hope, brushing insight that we see out of the corner of our eye. It is the way out of the thick forest we have relentlessly been fighting through. Seriously, follow your insights. All of the cards are pretty much SCREAMING for you to get moving and DO something. You will be bestowed with the tools needed to accomplish your task if you can just start following the star dancing, waving her hands before you. There is Piscean inspiration like WOAH going on right now. Neptune is offering to quench our spiritual thirsts, and there is a fresh slate sort of renewal feeling going on. NOW GO! Give Venus and Neptune something beautiful to look at. They will grant you Victory for the gracious offering from this rare opportunity. You must have faith in the cosmos, and you must trust in your vision of your destiny. If you don't, it truly will never have the opportunity to manifest. How can you ever manifest your higher self if you remain stagnant in your current form? There is no TRY, only DO, as Yoda would say. Neptune gives us the ability to see beyond the illusion of the present with soft whisperings from the void. I have been telling you to pay attention to your dreams, and now that message is more urgent than ever. Communications are potent. Neptune is active and has us in her watery embrace, breathing life back into us when we thought we were left for dead by the absence of the other gods. She teaches us that everything is an eye-llusion (reality is merely Clay for us all to mold), so manifest the world that speaks to you. The fish are messengers, and they primarily whisper their ancient, collective insight in the one place we can all meet minds - the dream realm.

Venus- Ugh. With everything going on right now, the LAST thing you need distracting you is romance. Well, this is right about when Venus loves to fuck us over- and right on cue she comes in with a horde of undead loves, marching in to a cadence of Taylor Swift's greatest hits. You guys know what to do- Don't lose focus or get distracted. Do not engage any of them, bust out your machete and lop off the head of any one of them that dares to get too close (figuratively. The Astrogeek does not condone decapitation, however he does acknowledge that it would be an extremely effective and satisfying way to solve his relationship woes). Keep moving on from these hoes, you have nothing to gain by retreading this old ground.

Morrigan SaysFor Venus in Aquarius, I pulled the Ace of Wands. Aces always mean "YES," and there is no saying "NO" to this fiery inspiration coming from the goddess of love. There is a lot of newness and passion in this combination. Aquarius is all about innovation and progress, and the ace of wands is all about striking a new match - lighting new fires and going after your dreams. If you have been thinking about starting a new project, this is the time! A torch has been lit over our love life, and this could mean one of two things: you are seeing things you didn't want to see but now have to (and this will be painful and full of drinking, thanks Pisces), OR you are finally seeing things you couldn't see and it's WONDERFUL. Illumination of truth doesn’t guarantee truths you will like, but at least now you know and can act from that knowledge and move forward. So yeah, whatever was in the dark has now come out to play. There will be a love for all things creative and new - all things strange and exciting - so just go with it. This is the perfect time to pair up Venus and Mercury, as they are both in this bold sign of originality. Find YOUR OWN voice and SING YOUR SONG. Do it now before Aries comes along and leaves you in the dust. This is your time to prepare to grab the coming sun signs by the horns. Also, you might be presented with some kinky, out of the blue sexual offerings right now, and with this particular ace, I would say DEFINITELY go with it. Adventures ahead! After being in Debby Downer Capricorn for a bit, Venus is finally coming into a sexually fired position. Do what comes to mind, and you won’t be disappointed with the reaction. 
Mars- I love Mars. I really do. The only time I have ever hated him was when he was busy saving my life during the epic retrograde in Virgo circa 09. He always has my back and is my ultimate cosmic bro. It seems the outer planets share in my love for him, as he is the nexus of just about all of the deep space activity right now. As such, he is getting a heavy boost, and is the driving force behind this lunation- The only one who is going to be able to get you out of this merde is YOU. Your effort, your ambition, and your desire to get out are the only ways to get to where you want to be. What you put in now is all you are getting back out, so fight on, young prince of Ayodhya!

Morrigan SaysFor Mars in Scorpio, I pulled the 4 of Pentacles. Jesus, this is a possessive card, and in a possessive sign none the less. You’re hoarding your energy, hoarding what is yours, hoarding your sexuality even though Venus is giving you the big thumbs up “YAAAAS DO EET”. Maybe you're afraid to lose what “little energy” you imagine you have. You won’t be able to jump into this raging current if you are moping around the edge of the tributaries. Don't let this fear block your vision. Don't let the material, physical world keep you from what you know is your destiny. Once you get started, once you can bust out of that box, your energy will be like a locomotive. Honestly, the hardest part will be your first step. Strike while this iron is hot. There is a way out, and huddling with your things and chosen comforts in your den is not going to be that way. You need to get your energy out there. You need to mingle. You need to share ideas and share your material possessions, or you're just going to be stuck worshiping idols in your pillow fort until you are old and regretful. Take the risk. No one is ever sorry that they took a risk from the heart, only that they never made a move.

 Jupiter- I'm almost growing bored with this one. I've never looked forward to a Libra transit so much in my life. Jupiter in Virgo has been surprisingly petty in action, and not for a greater reason- It's just so that he can be petty and show his dominance. It serves no purpose other than his own whims. There is a lot brewing under the surface, both for him and for you- Beware those you surround yourself with, betrayal could come from any angle. You could also just be jumping at shadows, and further alienate yourself from those who seek nothing but your best. Unfortunately until/unless it happens, there is no way to truly no for sure, and it is NOT always better to be safe than sorry under these stars.

Morrigan SaysFor Jupiter in Virgo, I pulled the Queen of Cups. There is a lot of emotional transformation going on right now, and an overall emotional maturity is sweeping the collective. What are your dreams, baby? Where do you want to soar to? Our ideals are coming out to play big time right now. You may see people talking more and more about big picture ideas, destiny, fate, universal connection. This queen is a poet and a dreamer, and she will reflect your soul in your environment. With Jupiter and the Moon crossing paths (and this Pisces sun), our emotional life is exploding right now – this is truly a time of raging rivers taking us to places whether we like it or not. The feels are intense, and the expansion from Jupiter in the Queen of Cups will leave us tingling in the chest. Your emotions are funneling from the depths of your soul right now. What you feel is truly from the deepest parts of your unconscious. This is the perfect time to create art as your symbolic mind is craving for any method to express itself. The Queen of Cups is fair and honest, so pay extra attention to what others are trying to express to you right now. They can't help but speak to you from a place of no inhibitions - as hard as they try and fight this feeling, things will leak through. Intentions can’t be masked as well as we think they are. Grab these bits and pieces, and put them in your cup. Drink up the inspiration around you. This Queen is an empath, and she is lending us her powers this moon. For those of you who are already very empathic, prepare for some Bene Gesserit abilities. The emotional expansion is REAL.

Saturn, Uranus and Pluto- Seriously? Out of all of the planets, the only ones to get together and work toward a common aim is these three? Fine, whatever: I'm not even shocked anymore. The least probable course of events is pretty much guaranteed in these times. Even more surprising is their aim (which is actually your aim, but hey)- the goal of everything that you are doing, the struggle you are in and the moves that you are making, is so that you are ready and in a position for true, real love; a real relationship and a fulfilling connection to another person, yourself, the universe, what have you. Since we are still going with the Super Sayian label for this energy, figure this as the fusion arc- Two immensely powerful warriors find that they are not enough on their own, and must put aside their considerable differences to combine their insane strength and become a single being, more powerful than either of them could ever become on their own. It is not an easy task, and there are many hurdles to clear before they get there. Ring any bells? However you package it, it is coming, and even if you aren't consciously aware of it, that is exactly your motivation. And the cold, unfeeling outer planets want to make it happen for you. Gods help us all. 

Morrigan SaysFor Saturn in Saggo, I pulled the Page of Wands. Saturn is at our creative service. This page takes control of his own creative destiny. It truly is manifest destiny time, and Saturn, the god of control, is giving us some leeway. As I said earlier, it seems that the gods have suspended their gaze and are allowing us to build fervently, with an unshakable momentum. Please take this open door chance and don't put it to waste. Punishments won’t be as severe. You may see a lot of showmanship right now. People will be running around like peacocks, fluttering their creative feathers and (sometimes, for most people, inflated and delusional) senses of destiny. This page of wands likes to have fun. She is playful, charming, free-spirited and ready for an adventure. Don't let her down. If you decide to play along, you will be duly rewarded. Saturn in a playful mood is truly a rare thing! Those who don't try will be the real pessimists during this time. Those who do try will see that Saturn is on their side - destiny is truly on their side - and that things WILL come into fruition. No. That things ARE coming into fruition. The signs are everywhere. We are truly on the precipice of a great waterfall, so follow your urges. Listen. Your instincts, your subconscious, are leading the way. Follow this Page of Wands even if she appears a little flighty. She is our true form – pure creative potential -  and she has the keys to the fairy realm. For Uranus in Aries, I pulled the 4 of Cups. Uranus is restless and bored. What the hell are you doing, day in and day out, doing the same old fucking shit? You have been still and gestating long enough.  The spring is coming, and this god of the sky is sick of sitting still. He is trine Saturn and sending us flashes of insight on our destiny. Yes. Those things you see are real and they are coming from the other side. Act on them. You are seeing through the looking glass that is the 4 of Cups. It is the perfect time to scry our futures. This card really urges you to start doing something or you will miss your opportunity. Unfortunately, because of over thinking, the majority of us are going to miss these rare opportunities presented to us right now. Don't be one of them. We are a rare breed and we rise to all occasions, so use that Aries in Uranus energy and act on your gut hunches. At first, because of the water-mirror like effect of this card, you won’t know where the hell it's all leading you to. It’s like a labyrinth of mirrors. Just keep running and feeling out ahead of yourself as you go. After a spontaneous turn based on these hunches somewhere along the line, it's all going to hit you like a pound of bricks. No species knows what the hell it is doing when it is evolving over the centuries, and in a less macro, more micro sense, your life evolves in a very similar fashion. Chaos, ironically, fuels evolution. And this giant god of Chaos is restless for some change. The man depicted in this card is unwilling to get up from his spot until he has figured it all out and has a solid plan. Fuck the plan. Think on your feet or you will be left with the scraps and crying over the fact that someone else has seized your idea. No one will be there to lift you out of the water when the flood comes. Get to higher ground now. For Pluto in Capricorn, I pulled the 2 of Cups. Relationships are transforming us, and we are transforming our relationships. In Pluto in Capricorn fashion, destroy the relationships in your life that are giving you shaky foundations. It may be painful at first. Hell, it WILL be painful at first, but you will come into a new-found, drunken freedom from doing so. There is a lot of dead weight around, but there are also inspiring people around (and intuitively, you KNOW who these people are) who are going to truly help us grow in this new creative endeavor we are taking on. Join with people. Work together with your tribe. This crazy inspiration we are getting - this destiny I keep talking about - it's about all of us, not just you. The people in your life are there for a reason. The Norse believed in a concept called the wyrd; there is no such thing as coincidence. We were all put together for a reason. Your tribe and you are alchemically changing each other right now, and truly, these friendships are a match made in heaven. Now GO, find out why the hell these people are in your life. Ask questions. Meld.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

After The Love Is Gone

The Voice of a broken heart by Romel, CCL

Okay guys, impromptu post. Full disclosure- This is a personal musing, not based in any sort of astrological current but not necessarily unrepresentative of the current state of the astro. Just processing a lot and needed to get it out of my head. Gemini problems!

Yes, so, Valentine’s came and went this past weekend, fine. I was single again, fine. Though I did spend the weekend on a pretty awesome date, and that was also fine. A family member passed away this weekend as well, and so did a powerful political figure that drastically changes the political landscape of the USA. Fine.

The overarching theme is that none of these events truly affected me on any real level. I’m not sure I allowed them to. The death in my family was expected, my step-grandmother had been in and out of homes/hospice for years, and I still remember back in like 2008 where the doctors gave her only a few months to live and she held on for 6 years just to piss them off. I was quite fond of her, but her passing didn’t truly affect me in any meaningful way. The date was quite fantastic, and there was an instant level of comfort and a relaxing of my walls and protective walls that I have built up. In another world, another time, I could absolutely see myself in a relationship with this person, and being extremely content- even happy. Still, I refused to allow it to affect me. I can blame my plans or my trajectory all I want, but I know that is a hollow excuse, and only one that works for recent events.

In truth, I have avoided any time where I would receive actual love like the plague. I’m okay when it comes to giving it, but any time where I have to open myself to receive it, I shut down. Inside me there is a numbness, a void, which I try and fill up with liquor, drugs and countless one night stands. I know that only moves me further into emotional isolation, but what else is there? Yes I can blame the hookup and millennial culture, but is it the culture that affects my peers and I or is it just a cacophony of wounded kids who have similar emotional handicaps that have created this culture? That I can’t answer. What I can say is that for me, this goes back through my entire life- Even with my family, my parents. I know that at one point they must have loved me, but I can’t honestly remember ever feeling it, nor can I remember ever really feeling love for them. Lord knows I haven’t made it easy on anyone trying to get in. I carry far too many damning secrets for that.

That being said, I am very aware of the very palpable rift between myself and every other member of my family, and I am compelled to bridge that, yet at the same time I have no idea how to. On the one hand, the relationships between us are toxic, and I believe that the blame there lies with me. Do I cut myself off from that, and walk it alone, searching for a tribe I may never find?

I don’t have the answers to this.

Fuck, I need a drink.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

New Moon in Aquarius- Currents

Two by Abby Evan, CCL

Happy Chinese New Year, heroes!! We are now in the Century of the Fruitbat Year of the Fire Monkey of Independence!  

Lordy, this is one is about to be extra. I have never seen a more focused lunation. Luckily, this makes my job relatively easy, not so much Morrigan’s- Sucks to be her! Even so, I’m re-editing this mid-stream of consciousness and deciding, completely on a whim, to change my rules and modus operandi for no other reason than IT WORKS BETTER. That is going to be a central theme with this moment in time- If you can maintain a stillness within your mind then you will be able to naturally sense the best way forward. Oddly, you should not have a problem with this, since the start of the year it has been easier and easier to get into the “no-mind”. Embrace it, and dive into the world around you: follow the flow and you will get where you are going. Though I can’t promise you that it will be a straight path!

Wait, did someone sneak the draft for Pisces season in somehow? No? Still Aqua? Well, okay then…

Morrigan’s  Cards:
Sun Aquarius:  Queen of Swords  
Moon Aquarius:  7 of Wands
Mercury Capricorn:  The Lovers
Venus Capricorn:  5 of Cups
Mars Scorpio:  3 of Wands
Jupiter Virgo:  2 of Wands
Saturn Sagg:  The Tower
Uranus Aries:  3 of Cups
Neptune Pisces:  8 of Pentacles
Pluto Capricorn:  The Empress

We just passed Imbolc, the Celtic holiday that celebrates the melting of the ice and the flowing of the spring waters; much like Aquarius bearing the celestial waters of a greater consciousness. Welcome back, Aquarius! We missed you! You've arrived with the celestial message of "Please, wake the fuck up" and we're ready to listen. There was a torch of inspiration lit by the Leo full moon 2 weeks ago, and it is melting the ice that has been ensnaring us. We've been carbonized by this winter like Han Solo, and we are finally waking up to the shitstorm that is going on around us. Whether we like it or not, the ice is melting and the waters are going to flow and nourish all the seeds we have collectively burrowed into the ground. The political climate is ripe for action; radicals from the left and the right are making big splashes. Something is on the horizon.  

The Sun, Moon, Venus, Mars, and Chiron- See, this is actually extremely annoying for me, as I‘ve gone and slated myself for MORE work and effort (something I avoid at all costs!), at a time when I really cannot afford to; I could have easily written this all as one section under my current rules and called it a day, with the exception of Neptune, but it wasn’t right. Just because you have always done things one way, that doesn’t mean that they should be done that way from this point forward! There is a new game being played here now, with brand new rules. If you are not able to adapt to them, and throw in a few of your own, you will sink beneath the waves that seek to crush you. It’s time for you to learn how to surf! You are going to need to disassociate with all of those who do not share your goals and your mission, as what you need to build trumps all else. Forget their opinions of you, your past relationships with them, or your history- burn those bridges to the ground so that they cannot follow you. That was the theme of the last lunar year, the falling away of what no longer served you, especially relationships. You saw what you were capable of without them holding you back, and my god it was fantastic. YOU were fantastic. You will be there again. Pick yourself up, get on those boots and start walking away from the fuckwits.   

Morrigan SaysSlicey Slicey, this Queen doesn't give two fucks what you want to believe. She is going to shed the light. Represented by Libra, the Queen of Swords is here to serve justice. She will slice and dice your heart if it is not in the right place, and in idealistic, chilly Aquarius, you may be in for some emotional turmoil if you cannot behave with the collective in mind. This Sun is about being able to make judgments without forcing your biases into the judgment making processes. You're going to have to cut the fat, so to speak. Get rid of the things that don't serve your higher purpose. If you can't be the best you, then you can't play your part in evolving the collective. Cut out the people who are bringing you down. Cut out the ideas that are slowing you down. Slice/cut/dice. She is in war mode because of her relation to Mars right now, but she also has her eye on the prize with her positive aspects with Saturn and Uranus. Holy shit this is “unstoppable force” energy! You have all the tools you need right now to demolish institutions (macro or micro). Insight + Judgment are on our side. This is the time to do it. This is a very "no bullshit, no illusions" sun. Can you survive the hailstorm? Things are going to change, whether you like it or not. What did Darwin say? Not the strongest, or the smartest (though we are both of those things, hehehe), but the one most adept to change survives and evolves. This is the archetype of Aquarius; the perfection of humanity which is always willing and ready to change and blast off to the next incarnation. When I pulled cards for each of the planets, the moon came up as the 7 of Wands, which is Leo in Mars energy. There is a pride to Leo that is also found in its opposite, Aquarius. That creative drive coming from the deepest part of the self we felt 2 weeks ago? Well it hasn't stopped, and it's now taken on the out of the box creativity of Aquarius. All those idealistic projects you have been thinking about? Well, now is the time to initiate them. 7 of Wands is called "Valor," or continuing to fight for your position of superiority amongst the basic bitches (Astro: Oh great, now we have to pay Khloe Kardashian again…). Get ready to defend yourself at every turn. This is a fighting card, so get your debate suit out and ironed.  Use that Aquarian scientific mind to argue your case. The moon may be square mars, zapping a lot of your emotional energy and forcing you to keep your guard, but that just means you need to rise to the challenge. You are being given two great tools here. With the moon sextile both Saturn and Uranus (both of which are Aquarius' planets), this is your opportunity to use that war energy to build and innovate your ideas. This is the time to demolish and rebuild all of your structures. This is a perfect re-programming pportunity. Aquarius is an idealist, so when re-programming keep in mind your highest values so get a nice karmic boost from the planets. With these sextiles, opportunity is knocking- so answer the damn door already! Aquarius is the circulatory system - the rivers - and they are raging. We all need to keep our dignity right now and fight for what we believe in. In short, don't fucking back down from your fight or the collective fight toward a better humanity. The good thing about this card is that it is telling us humanity is on the right track - at least for now. Keep pushing each other. Keep staying open to new ideas and treat others, and yourself, with valor in mind. Things aren’t turning out the way you hoped. A lot of disappointment in love is in the air.  But with disappointment comes a much higher awareness. In this card, a man is looking at 4 fallen cups while a full 5th cup sits unnoticed behind him. This is reminding us that although we are distracted with despair over love, we aren’t noticing the good that is sitting there, ready for us, right under our nose. One full cup may not look like much when you are dealing with 4 empty ones but try entertaining the notion.  If you pay attention to the chaos, you will notice the subtle order. Look around and realize that what you are looking for might not be presented the way you expect it, but it will be exactly what you want once you take a chance and go with it. This is hot, hot energy. Sex is in the air, and everyone is feeling it in some way or another. The kinkiness of Aquarius energy around us and the Scorpio Mars is pumping some crazy adrenaline into our veins. THIS IS GET SHIT DONE ENERGY. This Mars isn’t going to let us waste a drop of this electric Aquarian insight. There are so many opportunities around you that you can funnel your energy into, and the only problem is that you may not be able to see all of them from where you are currently standing. Trust that they are there. Trust that your hard work is paying off and big things are on the horizons. This card reminds me of a pioneer making their way out into the unknown, unaware of the vast resources and opportunity ahead of them. Fame, fortune, harems and gold await. Don’t fucking slow down at all- Use the raw sexual energy in the air to your advantage. Opportunities may arise from encounters, and the inspiration present in the interactions will be nothing short of transformative.    

Saturn, Uranus and Pluto- And here we have the driving energy that brings in the New Lunar Year! I’m calling this Super Saiyan energy, because I am a giant nerd. The core concept of this is valid though, rising above the turbulence and chaos in your heart to become a force for change- Never being rid of it, but instead using it to become better. Only when your distractions are removed and you see clearly what is important and must be fought for. Yes, you will need to fight. You will need to fight a great many battles before you get your rest. Some of these you will lose. You will recover. The most amazing thing about Saiyans is that when they lose, and then come back, they become exponentially stronger. You will get this Zenkai Boost as well. Like a wild, raging Oozaru… okay, not sure where I was going with that metaphor.

Morrigan Says
Holy shit. The tower in Saturn. The tower is all about toppling illusions. Our institutions, our values, our daily lives, are all built on lies.  Saturn is here to blow all of that out of the water. In the philosophical sign of Saggo, he is going to get down to very axioms of our existence. As I stated earlier this year, 16 is the tower, and 2016 is the year of the tower. It’s time to take a wrecking ball to everything. There is corruption all around us, but now, more than ever, we can see the cracks in the motherfucking mirror. Would you live in a house that was built faulty? No. You would take a wrecking ball to that piece of shit and build something new and better. This Aquarian moon is shaking and moving with Saturn, and Father Time is telling us that our time is ticking. If you don’t take out the fat now, you’re going to be smothered in the wreckage. LET’S GO! The war is coming. Are you ready? It seems the Aquarian planet is celebrating. 3 of cups is represented by 3 friends, drinking in merriment together. We can think of these three friends as our sun/moon Aquarius combo and Saturn and Uranus. Things are going exactly Uranus’ way. Universal love is being communicated very efficiently, and communities are coming together. The radicals are finding each other and are finally starting to shake things down. Don’t sleep on this Uranus! He’s set up in the perfect position to assist Saturn’s Tower in the takeover. What does this mean for you? This is the perfect time to bring together your weird group of friends (Astro: Calling All Z Fighters!!) because inspiration is going to take flight when you do. Party together. Celebrate together. Mix your energies and everything WILL come together. This is the perfect time to throw your energy into community gatherings of all kinds (especially the super eccentric types). Venus is VICTORY, and The Empress is telling us that Pluto is working toward our victory. Conjunct Mercury and Venus, he is funneling that nourishing energy into our communication and giving us what we need. We just need to remember that sometimes mama knows best, and what we think we want isn’t what we actually need. Don’t you worry, though, because that Plutonian energy is transforming us whether we know it or not – from it’s dark Capricorn goat lair. More transformation of institutions. There are people around us who are really trying to make changes in their lives. Help them, and in turn, they will help you. What more? Essentially more kapow energy. So much fucking kapow, I’m surprised something hasn’t been set on fire…  Do you feel the burn? ;) This shit is not going to end well for those who have been trying to pull the wool over your eyes (in the micro) and the wool over our eyes (in the macro collective).        

Mercury, Jupiter and Nodes- To achieve your goals right now, you are going to need to be clever. As clever and cunning as you have ever been, and more loose and fun to boot! This is not a time for rigidity, you will need to embrace a more open and adaptable version of yourself than you are used to. Bend like bamboo, swing from vines. Stability is not on the menu right now, but change sure as hell is. For now, get to where you are going, and THEN build on your success and failures. And trust, there will be failures and bad decisions. You will make mistakes. See the section above on that. Here though, your goal is to not allow those selfsame failures to harden your heart and make you cold or cruel. In fact, you will need to do a lot of work there to warm back up from all that the Cardinal Crisis has done to you. You are a war hero right now, and it’s time to acclimate back to civilian life.  Err just shy of insanity in your path, and stay more kooky than homicidal. Embrace the energy of the Fool.

Morrigan SaysWhat is it that you really want? That seems to be a big theme of this new moon.  What is your ideal? What waters do you want your river to merge into? This Aquarian current is pushing us and it’s pushing us fast, and we need to get to the nitty-gritty details of our aspirations. Where can we be of service to the world?  Where can we best serve ourselves? Jupiter is giving a lot of energy to Mercury, Venus, Mars and Pluto right now. Things are going BANG BANG and you need to fucking make decisions and get shit moving. This card is urging you not to sit around. 2 of Wands is represented by Mars in Aries energy. Yeah, you got that, Mars in Aries energy. Essentially we are in an electric, raging Aquarian river, white water rafting to VICTORY or our demise as a collective. As above, so below – what is about you is also about everyone else.  No more sitting on your ass, it’s time to get shit moving. Jupiter is forcing our hands. With the Lovers card being pulled for Mercury, and it’s conjunction with Venus, our communications will lead us to victory and fusion (Astro: Morrigan, you do realize that’s another Saiyan reference, right?) with those around us. Speak your mind.  Put your speech together and say what you mean to say. Enough passive aggression and dancing around the issues. It’s time to fuse ourselves with our environment using language. It’s time to connect to everyone around us using language, and you can’t do this if you aren’t being honest and you aren’t being direct.

Neptune- Always the gunk in the gears, Neptune… Still can you believe that He/She is already at 8 degrees of Pisces? Sure, we still have a long slog ahead of us, but that’s massive! It feels like we’ve jumped from 4 to 8 overnight, and it’s great. Anyways, Neptune is removed from the main event of the Astro, but a hotbed of the minor planet activity! Well, at least the main ones I use. A different sampling could show something completely different, like a focus on Jupiter or some such nonsense, and it would be completely accurate and valid! That’s the message coming in from Neptune- There are layers and lenses of reality that change your experience and awareness. They are valid, and right for you- There are more of them out there, different lenses and layers that combine in different ways that see and experience things you never could and would never dream of. Be open to different ways, different paths that could open up for you now. Do not discount anything or close yourself off from a potential dream just because it’s not something you’ve ever considered before. Break free of yourself. Evolve.

Morrigan Says:
We are living in a world full of illusions. We are building the statues for THE MAN in his image when we should really be building for us. It seems this theme is also following us (a pleasant reminder that we haven’t escaped this particular prison). This card is called “prudence” in some decks. Be careful about believing in false causes. Look inside yourself before looking out. This brings us back to the archetype of Aquarius. Though Aquarius is a sign about the collective, it is also an extremely individualistic sign. To help and push forward the collective, one must first look inside and develop a strong sense of self. If you do not, you may just end up drinking some idiot’s kool-aid in a bunker in West Virginia. Keep watching your dreams. We are walking in a waking dream right now built around us. This card is reminding us that we are still in the simulacra – the matrix – and it has been built very solidly around us. Use that Aquarian energy to destroy that illusion. Be eccentric – choose a new way.