New Moon: 26 Aries 2


Accept Your New Year’s Invitation!
The annual great ‘for me’ wish-seeding time is here.
There’s a whole lot of ME-shakin’ goin’ on, that’s for sure! Collectively, hearts and minds are funneling universal vulnerability-and-recovery truths into personal circumstances. There is a quickening and vivifying atmosphere; unless blocked by natal placements (and that would have to be a rather large block!), we each sense that we’re somehow plugged into a radical game changing current… what’s been endured has grown and transformed us into next generation warriors. We can better absorb the ‘battle field’ before us and strategize accordingly. If there is anything the last ten years have taught awakening sheeple, it is the interconnectivity of individuals/groups/entities. Let’s keep that in mind as we consider and articulate a heartfelt goal.

A flash in the pan will be instantly recognised and dismissed. Every new moon is different and this year’s in Aries must contend with the restrictions and constraintsariesNM18 of our local System. If we are wise, we will channel our fire power into working with it in order to gain the trust of those co-involved or adjacent and therefore affected. Once trust is established, progressive upgrades can be implemented.
The advice in the sky tells us that this goal will need time. Yes, yes, Uranus indicates a rocket booster start is on tap for ALL of us and that is extremely exciting! But in most cases for now, this is a personal revelation, insight, energy boost, connection made. I think of it like a super fertilizer or like lush rains after a drought. In good time, an efficient pace must be set.

You can happily expect a long haul and set mini-summits for regroup and assessment at regular intervals. Know that it will take some time to adjust your unique spices to the pot and that flavours change the longer they simmer together. What you start off with now will be radically different than what you end up with later and that will be an excellent sign you were and are on the right path. (You can also expect that not everyone will like your dish and that’s ok. Best to make peace with that now.)

All considered, the ruler of the New Energy Year is in an outstanding position and blessed with an increasing flow of support from Venus in Taurus. This Venus is a magnet for beauty, for highest form/function design, for intelligent pacing. She abhors drama, wasted or short-sighted effort and false celebrity. If your personal vital Force (Mars) commits to seeking the harmonic tug of best chemistry (Venus), I expect this next goal-work on your hero’s journey to be abundantly fertile.


A Note about Here and Now: the reading above is about the ‘lay of the land’ from here to as far as the proverbial horizon. Since the parade of archetypes began their march through House Capricorn, the energy report has emphasized endurance, hard work and a repulsion to instant or cheap gratification. Yet there are many of us dealing with a Here and Now that makes it difficult to imagine a long haul with any sense of anticipation.
The square between the Capricorn stellium and the Aries stellium will greatly tax the mind/body/spirit cycle-integrations for everyone. You may be experiencing insomnia, unsettling dreamscapes, brain overload; skin rashes, outbreaks, excessive dryness; increased allergy issues; electrolyte imbalances causing muscle cramping, spasms; intestinal and bowel inflammation, irregularity; you may be seeking noticeably excessive food, excessive sex/together time; you may be quite grouchy/irritable/snappy about issues that surprise not only others but yourself. It can be a startling and upsetting time…

Some squares are exponentially worse than others! But they are also how we get a message, increase our conscious understanding and grow towards our goals. These weeks shall pass; try to think of them as the lab work of life. Experiment and adjust your theories/practice according to results.

I’m dealing with it and sometimes how I deal with it isn’t attractive or skillful. Still, I’m dealing with it in ways I wouldn’t be able to had I not done the work and come through what I’ve already come through. This is how an awakened life is … we learn as we go and sometimes shit happens. We pay attention and understand more and more and we see both the beautiful and the ugly because that is the way life is…Healing happens in every area of life and not always in even or clearly straightforward fashion. Healing has many detours most of the time. – Monaca Cassani (source)


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Of (Miraculous) Principles and (Unproven) Laws

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(Above: Ice Age art depicting a man being hunted by a beast)

Archetype energies are as ancient as the first humans. They have shifted and morphed through the eras, reflecting the hierarchies of people-groups as they struggle to maintain and elevate their existence and celebrate their identities. The Individual carries their own interpretation of these ‘templates’, linked to the group by geological, cultural and genetic ties.

Symbolism and symbolic language express these archetypes via the systems en vogue;

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Indian paintings in Fountein Cave 1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

they are a part of all cultures through all times, aiding the one and the many to make order and sense of perceived circumstance and instilling lessons for creative living. It is through this universal language of stories, songs and art that we communicate essence, separate hypotheticals and grasp our bottom line.

We are familiar with folk tales, proverbs, mantras and parables. These stories and sayings are specifically created to prompt the mind’s eye to seeing beyond the immediate experience, to elevate our mental view in spite of ‘the clutter’. The terms may sound archaic these days but their genre continues to be ever-present.

In a big and highly effective way over the last two decades, I think that rap music has been a venue for sharing archetype energies as experienced through modern city and urban-dwelling people. It will always be the poets and musicians, artists and philosophers that naturally distill the current energy experience and I feel I saw that so clearly within this musical culture. The themes in rap first ‘exploded’ with the violence, anger and pain of everyday living conditions, a sense of helplessness in the System. Then the Ego regrouped and survival became the formation of a few groups sharing tales of gang against gang. Some musicians had multiple scuffles in clubs, some iconic personalities ended up dead, others went to court; paparazzi made sure we heard all about it. The scene appeared to simply tread water, so to speak, for a while and then I began to hear about a few musicians writing lyrics and producing rap that spoke about not accepting a broken system – and rebuilding a better reality because we have the right to a better reality.  Iconic personalities began subtly but steadily changing the projected lifestyle and agenda of the culture-set. It was a micro-journey of the perpetual macro-archetype interplay.

Energy never dies, it just changes form 

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Photo credit: Wikipedia

Sure, positive and negative energy exists in every culture-set – but it’s crucial to your human experience to make sure you catch the shift when better channels open up in your world. By stepping into that shift, you make a free-will choice: you change the form of energy in reality. After all, you are a unit of energy; you have antennae and you know what you like and don’t like.

An underlying truth about humanities’ ability – and desire – to recognise, categorise and show due respect to archetype energies speaks to a universally imbedded spirituality. No matter what culture and country you live in, you are in a continual state of gauging your Self in relation to others where you live, work, and play and in relation to the physical world of Nature. Your agenda determines how you will use the data you glean. It could well be that spirituality is, in fact, an intrinsic part of the will to survive. It’s looking like the studies of physics, neurology and medicine are creeping towards that idea.

It stands to reason, then, that humanity has created systems specifically designed to read and express these energies as they ebb, flow and surge. A usable system for the 21st century allows the Individual opportunity to expand without sacrificing personal/group belief systems or constraining free will. We have such a system that was in disciplined use long before this or that major religion or political/economic doctrine was influencing large geo-linked groups. It’s purpose is never to compete or judge, but rather to reflect.

A Working Space

Time passes, bringing in and sweeping away trends. Astrology scholars and students just keep taking notes through it all and how cool is this?: There is a consistent pattern in the location of planetary bodies that speaks to the quality of energy in play. As above, so below and vice versa. It would appear that our inspired tales of morality, our interpretation of the struggle between ‘good’ and ‘evil’ and wherein we stand, are somehow, some way, linked to a pre-existing set of spinning bodies in our universe.

I have no answers as to how this came to be any more than scholars of any of the major religions can tell you how certain miraculous principles form the foundation of their salvation-belief system. I have no theory, even, as some scientists have for unproven laws that somehow work and underpin research. All I can say is that I see it every day at work and you can, too. Studied by the individual, genuine Astrology provides a working space for awareness, reflection and focused action.


I am aware of how some readers will react to this post. That’s a part of the energy at play in our era. You can scroll down and constructively engage or you can click off. If you made it this far, you’re clearly invited to investigate!


Thoughts & Questions Welcome 

Please SHARE your favorite story, parable, mantra, song, proverb, etc. I’d like to collect them in a dedicated section of this site. 🙂

Fascinating links:

Art works up to 30,000 yrs old: and

Recent findings from fMRI science: how the brain reflects emotional state