October 2014 Scopes Archive – Eclipses!

OCTOBER 2014 Cosmic Wave Scopes

Dear ARIES,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th invited you to try out some fresh new steps in the dance of relationships.  Hope you enjoyed the exploration, because there’s more in store:  Mercury the cosmic messenger is going to retrace its path right through your most intimate patterns of thoughts by going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  Oh dear, I can hear the collective groans!:)  Please don’t buy this uneasy-queasy mental junk food, dear brave and fearless Ram!  This retrograde is well supported by the rest of the cosmos, offering you glimpses of your own uncommon brilliance, creativity and originality in the ways you relate to others.  Your intuition will be extra sharp, allowing you to “cut the crap” in your own thinking about the eternal dance of ME and YOU.  What else is possible here that I haven’t ever considered, you may ask yourself.  And, be ready to be surprised by the treasures you find!

Your life gets even more exciting as the month progresses with the October 6th delivery of a fresh shipment of cosmic rocketfuel in the form of a beautifully electrifying Grand Trine in Fire signs.  Expansive Jupiter, motivating Mars and wildly original Uranus team up to set fire to your yearning for travel and higher learning, spark up your creativity and lust for life, and fuel the dream of wild freedom that glows deep in your adventurous heart.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much Fire in the sky!  I suggest you jump on this wild ride of a cosmic wave, you know you want it!!  Anything in your life that needs a boost, a shot of adrenaline – the universe is telling you “You’ve got it, GO, GO, GO!”

The only thing that can possibly stop you is… strangely enough, YOU!:)  Well, what I mean here is not the true you, the intrepid cosmic explorer, but a cardboard cutout image of you that you have cobbled together over the years of trying to make a go at “this reality”.  It’s  a common process, this construction of a “Self Image”, we all do it, mostly unconsciously – but, sadly, what we don’t often realize is that we begin to believe that this is who we actually are.  We unwittingly imprison ourselves into inner jails of our own making.  But, thankfully, every once in a while the universe offers us a cosmic key (or, in this case, a cosmic stick of dynamite!:) to blow this jail to smithereens and break free into the true unknown adventure of living.  This month is your lucky break, in the form of a Full Moon Eclipse aided by the cosmic rebel Uranus in your own sign – an Inner Revolution, a Revelation of the authentic, fearless, boundless YOU. Wow!   Yeah, it can feel a bit dizzying, this rush of freedom.  Take a deep breath, or two:)  Allow the bricks of your inner jail to crumble around you (you can’t stop them anyway:).   This kind of a cosmic wildcard doesn’t come around too often.  Embrace the change, feel your cells tingle with excitement, even though it may feel like fear!  Deep in your heart you know this IS the change you’ve been asking for.

The end of the month offers you a much needed chance to catch your breath, to dream, to receive and integrate all the electric charge you’ve taken in.   As the Sun and Venus drift into the deep and passionate waters of Scorpio, a magical doorway opens  in your soul on the New Moon Solar Eclipse of Oct 23rd.  All the reconfiguring of Self and relationships you’ve engaged in earlier in the month gets rewarded with a subtle yet powerful emergence of a whole new quality of intimacy and support.   An inner wellspring of potency and power starts bubbling deep down as well.   What it brings may not be outwardly apparent yet, but deep inside you can feel it – it’s like lava in the belly of Mother Earth, gathering power to create new land.  Over the next six months, this new territory will reveal itself to you as you follow your ever clearer inner compass.  Don’t be too impatient, dear impetuous Ram – enjoy the mystery of emergence!   As the dust settles from the crumbling of your inner prison walls, you will catch a glimpse of a new expansive horizon.  How exciting!

Dear TAURUS,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th invited you to find the beauty in your “everyday” and explore lovely new ways to stay well.  If you haven’t quite found the time to implement these positive changes, don’t worry, the universe is giving you another chance:  Mercury the cosmic messenger  is going to retrace its steps right through your daily doings by going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  Now, hold the grumbling, dear stubborn Bull!  Refrain from gulping down the uneasy-queasy mental junk food the collective is serving up regarding this very timely and normal development.  In fact, Mercury is well supported by the rest of the cosmic orchestra this retrograde, so the inner journey it is offering you is likely a graceful one:  a chance to reconsider, retrace and reprogram your thoughts around what is healthy, what is working in your daily life, and what kind of service you can most joyfully offer the world.  Very practical considerations indeed!    You may discover brilliant insights and fresh new (or, recycled-repurposed old:) solutions that help your days flow with ease.   Ease… mmm… sounds scrumptious, doesn’t it?;)

If you need extra motivation, you’ve got heaps of it coming your way in the form of a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs that forms exact on Oct 6th, with enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.  Generous Jupiter energizes your roots and expands your home, active and adventurous Mars stirs up powerful financial support, while wildly original Uranus gets to work on clearing the cobwebs from your subconscious nooks and crannies.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much Fire in the sky!   For you, this activates your powerful earthly manifestation potential.  The only gremlins tripping you up are the nagging old insecurities about your own inherent originality and gumption.   Most of that stuff is not even yours; it’s been heaped like mounds of trash into the hidden corners of your inner castle by generations gone by.   It’s that invisible “blah” that weighs you down with inexplicable excuses.   Aren’t you tired of lugging it around?  If the answer is “Yes”, you’ve got a potent cosmic crew coming to clear out the crap: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on Oct 8th, aided by Uranus, the lord of liberation!  This energy is dynamite, and that might be just what you need to blast through the long-accumulated layers of limitation.  If the process rattles your foundation a bit, don’t fret – the space and lightness that gets generated by this deep shift is well worth the price of any temporary discomfort.  The fresh energy that gets liberated is like a second Spring, enjoy the tingles of adrenaline!

The cosmic dance quiets down a bit near the end of the month, allowing you to dust yourself off and enjoy a well-deserved nap.   The dreams that arise from this repose point towards a subtle but potent rebirth: the New Moon Solar Eclipse on October 23rd plants seeds of deep communion into the fertile soil of your most intimate inner garden, opening up the potential for sexy and sacred kinds of co-creation with those you hold near and dear.   All the grace, flow and ease you created in your daily life earlier in the month provide these seeds a beautiful place to grow.  And the “ghost busting” of the fiery Lunar Eclipse ensures your inner compass will be much-much clearer – you will KNOW how to bring your authentic presence to the sacred Other, and how to receive deep soul-nourishing joy.  This is no sugar-coated fantasy of fairytale love – quite the contrary, these seeds will not thrive on the thin mists of illusion – they require TRUTH, and the breakthroughs you’ve experienced this dynamic month will ensure you will be able to BE it, with yourself and others.  Deep stuff indeed, a new more authentically powerful way of BEING YOU!  You asked for it, don’t shy away from receiving this magnificent GIFT!

Dear GEMINI,

A fresh breeze of creativity and joy blew through your life on last month’s Libra New Moon on Sept 24th.  If you loved the plans and projects it sparked, you’re in luck – there’s more quirky creative explorations in store as Mercury, your cosmic patron and the fun-loving trickster of our solar system gets ready to go forward while appearing to go backward from Oct 4th – Oct 25th, hop-skipping along the most juicy and fun part of your chart.  “Oh no, another Mercury retrograde, better back up my hard drive!” you may hear some panicked whispers around you.  I hope you’re smart enough not to buy the hype!  (Although, backing up your data is never a bad idea:)   This retrograde in particular, in your fellow Air sign of Libra, is so well supported by the rest of the cosmic orchestra that you might as well relax and enjoy it.  Imagine walking back along the path you’ve just covered and seeing fresh views and new angles you missed before, or seeing how the back sides of buildings look so much different than the front sides.   A change of perspective changes everything, and this is precisely the insight many of your creative projects need right now.   You may even stumble upon a (previously discarded?) idea of uncommon brilliance, as you practice the backward dance.  An added bonus of this course in mental gymnastics is the chance to discover and delete any nasty little thought viruses that clog the free flow of your creative juices.  Not such a bad deal, is it?  A few missed appointments hardly outweigh the treasure trove of creative insights this retrograde can gift you.

And if you thought life was still a bit boring, you don’t have to wait long to see some real action – a crackling Grand Trine forms in Fire signs on Oct 6th, with enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.   Generous Jupiter has already been amping up your amazing communication abilities, and the cosmic rebel Uranus keeps bringing you more wild & original collaborators.  Now, Mars the action hero joins the party, firing up the passion & possibilities in your relationships and giving a boost of confidence to your business partnerships.   Wow, you could really ride this potent wave to some fabulous and somehow “larger than life” destinations: a brilliant business deal, a book contract, an unexpected way for your ideas to “go viral”.  The possibilities are so vast here, and with Uranus the “wild card” in the mix, don’t even try to figure this all out in your head.  Trust your lightning fast instincts; be light on your feet and OPEN to receive all that the universe can pour into your world.

You may suddenly find that some of your hopes and dreams are actually too small to contain this wave of cosmic creativity.  As luck would have it, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to pop these too tight thought-balloons on the dynamic Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on Oct 8th.  Yes, this could feel rather disorienting –your whole worldview is shifting and expanding – but, the space and possibilities this fiery whirlwind creates is well worth any temporary discomfort.  On the “outer” level, this energy can point out where you’ve outgrown your community and friends.  Sometimes, communal ties can form a kind of subtle prison of expectations that keeps us playing small & safe.  If you notice some of your “peeps” suddenly dropping out of your life, don’t worry – let them flutter away like autumn leaves!   Have faith that new, more empowering co-creators are on their way.  And, watch yourself – are YOU the kind of friend that truly lets your friends soar?  It goes both ways, you know:)

The end of the month brings a much-needed chance to catch your breath, digest and integrate all these dynamic changes.  The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd shifts your focus to your day-to-day doings, opening the door for deeper wisdom and maturity to emerge.  Saturn has been haranguing you to get your “ducks in a row” and get your body in a shape for the past two years.  This Eclipse supports Saturn’s message by bringing you practical insights on how to actually LIVE in a way that sustains and supports your whirlwind creativity.  There’s a potential for genuine healing as well!  Embrace this chance to slow down a bit and re-group.   You (and all your loved ones!) will be glad you did, as the fruits of this Eclipse start to mature, bit by bit, over the next months in the form of a healthier, genuinely happier you.  Don’t worry; this won’t put a lid on your bubbling creative cauldron!  Quite the contrary – this Eclipse will show you practical ways you can harness your incredible creative flow to serve the whole world.  This too will emerge bit by bit, so be patient, and most of all, be CURIOUS!:)

Dear CANCER,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th inspired you to get to work on beautifying and expanding your nest.   If you’re not quite done with the renovation or fully settled after a move, don’t worry – these things always seem to take longer than we think or hope:).  This month the universe is giving you a break in rushing about in the form of a Mercury retrograde right in the home sector of your chart from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  What, a break, really?  Yes, if you manage to steer clear of the worrisome hype the media tends to spin about this very normal and timely development, and focus instead on the rather enjoyable (and sometimes meandering) creative process of re-making your home into a truly soul-nourishing nest.   So what if you change your mind about the living room color three times!  A beautiful home is so crucial for your well-being, dear comfy Cancer, allow yourself the time to play, to re-think and re-do until you get it just right.   Mercury is well supported by the rest of the cosmic orchestra this retrograde, so the journey it is offering you is likely a graceful one.  And, if you pay close attention to your inner dialogue throughout the practical steps of shoring up your base, you may discover a way to weed out some worrisome thoughts and constricting concepts – an internal house cleaning as well.   By the end of the month you’ll have more clarity and space inside and out, if you take Mercury up on its offer.

If you need a bit of extra  motivation, you’ve got heaps of it coming your way in the form of a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs that forms exact on Oct 6th, with enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.   For you, this is giving you a very practical boost:  Mars the cosmic action hero is delivering extra juice to your day-to-day doings, helping you feel more energetic and healthy, while generous Jupiter is buoying up your confidence about your ability to sustain your life financially.  And, there’s a wild card in the mix as well in the form of Uranus, the cosmic rebel and liberator.  If you’ve been feeling stuck and stymied in your career lately, feeling the urge to break out of “the box” but nervous about what changes this may bring, you’re in luck this month: this dynamic trio of cosmic movers and shakers have stepped up as your intrepid coaches to give you the nudge, the push or the “kick in your pants” you need to finally go for it.   All this fire energy may make you feel quite edgy, but deep down you know you’ve been ready for this change for a LONG time.  Now is your chance to jump on this supportive, although a bit wild (and wonderful!) cosmic wave, and let it take you for a ride of your life.  With Jupiter in your house of income and self-worth for the next 10 months, you’ll land in more abundant shores for sure.  The only definite “no-no” is to ignore these sparks of potent possibility, dear comfort-seeking Crab!

And, you may not be able to hide from these cosmic fireworks, even if you try – a brilliant Full Moon Lunar Eclipse teaming up with freedom-seeking Uranus on October 8th will shine an inescapable spotlight on your worldly potential, showing you in clear light where you’ve been playing small and “hiding under the rocks”.  You’ve got such unique gifts, creativity and insights to offer, and this Eclipse is coming to your aid by blasting through the seemingly comfortable shelter of limitations you’ve constructed around your worldly potential.  Let the walls crumble, and you’ll sense by the tingle of exhilaration that this seeming shelter had long turned into a prison of your own making.  This Eclipse is your “get out of jail card”, use it!

The end of the month brings a much-needed chance to catch your breath, journey inward, dream and integrate all these dynamic changes.  The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in your deep and mysterious soul-sister sign of Scorpio opens up a magical wellspring of creativity.  Ideas of profound beauty start to bubble up little by little, and then more and more, over the next six months.  This is a powerful doorway to your cosmic creativity and joy – a beautiful gift from the universe!  And, now you’ve got the space in your life to welcome it in: all renewal and renovation of your root system earlier in the month prepared  the supportive soil, and the cosmic fireworks mid-month cleared away the inner and outer structures that were too small for your creative ideas to grow in.  Enjoy nurturing these precious seeds!   And, have patience – the fresh new sprouts may be imperceptible at first, others may not see them yet, but you KNOW they’re there, spreading strong and healthy roots that draw from the deepest of wells.

Dear LEO,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th brought you a flurry of opportunities to communicate and connect.  If you’re still digging out your inbox from this influx, you’re about to get a welcome break and a deadline extension:  Mercury the cosmic messenger is going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  What, a break, really?  Yes, if you manage to steer clear of the negative pop-culture hype about this very normal and timely development, and focus instead on the opportunity on offer: a chance to review, rewrite and see your ideas from a different perspective.  Imagine walking back along the path you’ve just covered and seeing fresh views and new angles you missed before, or seeing how the back sides of buildings look so much different than the front sides.   Kind of fun, isn’t it?  Mercury is inviting you to do the same backward dance in your mental realm.  If you feel a bit of a groan of frustration rising, consider this: the universe is not suggesting your thoughts and ideas don’t pass muster.  Rather, it’s an invitation to look for treasures left on the table in your recent hurry.  Enjoy the meandering creativity and occasional trips down the memory lane this month, and you’ll be surprised by the quality, beauty and clarity of thought that emerges as this cycle plays itself out.

If you fear this retrograde business will slow your life to a crawl, you’re in for a pleasant surprise and a welcome shot of adrenaline, as a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs forms on Oct 6th, with enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much Fire in the sky!   With generous Jupiter in your sign, you’re in the perfect spot to jump on this exhilarating cosmic wave and get a real joyride.   Mars the cosmic action hero is firing up your creativity and lust for life, while the wildly original Uranus ignites your yearning for travel and higher learning.  You can feel the tingles of excitement run through your cells as your life expands in every direction.   You may even find it hard (or, more aptly, unnecessary!)  to sleep, as incredible ideas and insights rain down like New Year’s fireworks around you.  Enjoy this gift from the universe, and USE this cosmic rocketfuel!  Give yourself the chance to try something new you’ve always dreamed about, and do something “just for fun”.  This dynamic trio activates the adventurous wild child in you, let yourself explore and PLAY!

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on October 8th teams up with Uranus the cosmic rebel and awakener, adding fuel to the fire.  You may find your whole worldview has grown too small to contain the new you that’s boldly spreading its wings and setting its eagle eyes on distant horizons.  No philosophy, thought system or religion can contain all of who you really are.  While these structures can be very helpful in the process of learning, something in you is so ready to graduate.  Allow this eclipse to send a lightning bolt to your inner ivory tower, to incinerate your idols and liberate your wild (and wise!) soul.  A revolution into REVELATION is possible here, if you dare, dear courageous Leo!

The end of the month brings a much-needed chance to catch your breath, shake off the cinders and integrate all these dynamic changes.  The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in the mysterious water sign of Scorpio opens up a deep well at the very base of your being, nourishing your root system.   All the insights unearthed in the creative review of the Mercury retrograde and the jolts of expansion from the earlier cosmic fireworks are looking for a place to land.  You may feel inspired to put on some work gloves and transform your home into a place that can truly support and sustain your soaring soul.  If your present surroundings just don’t cut it anymore, a move might be brewing.   Be patient and follow your gut.  It takes time for all the pieces of the puzzle to rearrange themselves.  Enjoy the gradual emergence of the new YOU that draws from the deepest of roots and soars to the wildest of heights.  Remember, you’ve got Jupiter in your sign for another ten months; you’ve got plenty of time to let yourself GROW.

Dear VIRGO,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th offered you a chance to see yourself in a new light, to get a glimpse of the beautiful, practical and healing contribution you are to our planet.  If you’re still not quite believing what your eyes are seeing reflected back in the grateful smiles of your friends and family, you have a chance to take a deeper look this month as Mercury, your cosmic patron, gets ready to retrace its steps by going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  Oh dear, not again, just as I got my work in order, you might fret.  I urge you not to fall for the worrisome hype – Mercury is so well supported by the rest of the cosmic orchestra during this retrograde, the journey it is offering you is likely a graceful one, sprinkled with valuable insights and fresh perspectives.  You will notice by gentle nudges where you’ve been selling yourself short or discounting your gifts and resources.  You playing small serves no one, not even yourself.  False modesty can veil an arrogance and bitterness that can poison the fruits of your life’s lovely garden.  Beware of this sneaky strangler-vine of thought, and use this retrograde to root it out for good.  Your life can blossom into a bountiful harvest that sustains you in style, with plenty left to share, if you use this chance to see yourself as the gift you really are.

Speaking of gifts, the universe has a dynamic one in store for you in the form of a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs that forms on Oct 6th, with enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.   Motivating Mars gives you gusto to explore your roots and spruce up your nest, while generous Jupiter opens wide the gates of higher realms, connecting you to the “greater than” in mysterious, yet palpable ways.  And Uranus the cosmic wild card is thrown into the mix, hell-bent on empowering and emancipation you, no matter what it takes.  There’s no escaping this probe into your true potency, as Uranus gets a boost from the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in fiery Aries on Oct 8th.  If you’ve been tying up your personal potential in service of powerful partners, you might feel a sense of frustration starting to bubble like lava, with occasional flashes of red-hot anger breaking through your normally calm and collected surface.  Ask yourself, could this be the “fire in my belly”, my true potency poking through the strings and ties of obligations?  If so, welcome this rather surprising surge of energy and direct it into something constructive.  Mars is showing you a path to ground this lightning in a way that’s safe and sustainable – you can pour this passion into your base, into building an authentic foundation for YOUR life.  You have a chance to embrace the adventure of living your way.  And, if you still think that’s selfish, remember Mercury’s urge to re-consider and rewrite these old mental scripts.  True service is radically different from servitude, and deep down you KNOW this.

The end of the month brings a much-needed chance to catch your breath and integrate all these dynamic changes.  The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in the passionate water sign of Scorpio opens the way to deep and truthful communication with others and, most importantly, with yourself.  The gifts of clarity, true worth and empowerment gained earlier in the month settle in to your very core, redrawing your whole mental picture of who you are and how you are.  Your words and thoughts acquire more passion and power, bit by bit, as this Eclipse works its magic over the next six months.  Looking back next year, you may not even remember the worries and pains of the “old you”!   You’ll be too busy with plans and projects of your own, as Jupiter prepares to launch you into the limelight.  Think of this month’s cosmic fireworks as a prelude and a clearing of the ground.  You need SPACE in order to grow, and the planets are all pitching in this month with both inner & outer kinds of housecleaning.  Let them help you!  You’ll be glad you did.

Dear LIBRA,

The New Moon on Sept 24th ushered in your Birthday season with a breath of fresh air and energy.  All the weeding and composting in your inner garden, all the commitment and work you’ve put in throughout the past year is starting to bear beautiful fruit.  On September 29th Venus, your lovely cosmic patron joined your Birthday party, bringing along that gorgeous  glow you’re known for.   Now, you’re in for a special treat, as Mercury the magical messenger gets ready to hop and skip backward through your sign from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  What, a treat?  Yes, indeed, a fun and whimsical journey of self-discovery awaits you, if you don’t imbibe the gloom-and-doom hype the media tends to brew about this very normal and timely development.  Consider this: during the retrograde period, Mercury activates the creative, non-linear, intuitive side of our thinking.  It’s like seeing yourself from a whole new perspective!  Or, more likely, with playful Mercury at work, from a whole bunch of different perspectives.  Some of them may looks like faces from a fun-house mirror (it’s so healthy to crack yourself up once in a while!), but some of these unexpected angles will reveal flashes beauty and brilliance you didn’t even know you had.  Enjoy this inner treasure hunt!  And, with Venus by your side, you’re likely to have lots of luck with spotting physical gems as well, so, go for a romp through the vintage boutiques (or, your own forgotten closet:), you’ll be sure to come up with some fun new looks, playfully creating a new you for the new year  of your life.  Happy Birthday!

A rebirth in you shifts your whole world, and this is especially true this month, as a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs forms on Oct 6th, with enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.   Motivating Mars gives a boost of confidence to your words and thoughts, setting  your curious mind loose on an adventure in learning.  You can be a beacon of optimism and a harbinger of hope, as Mars in happy-go-lucky Sagittarius gallops through the communication sector of your chart.   Generous Jupiter is the second player in this dynamic trio, buoying up your larger than life dreams and bringing you friends and collaborators who share these grander visions.  Your life is expanding in beautiful ways, as this fiery energy lights you up with enthusiasm.  Cosmic rebel and liberator Uranus is the wild card in the mix, teaming up with a brilliant Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on October 8th to cast a searing beam of light on your relationships.   Yes, loving and harmonious relations are so important for you, and you’re so graciously capable of making others feel good.  But, as you grow and change, you will not be able to keep everyone around you “happy”.  Uranus comes to show you where you’ve unwittingly imprisoned yourself in the golden cage of “love”.   Perhaps your whole notion of love is ready for a radical makeover?  Are expectations of fairytale romance blinding you from true, less than perfect but all the more soulful connections?  Allow Uranus’ lightning bolt to bring you the clarity you need!   And, if you realize that some “peeps”  just have to go, you’ll find the courage and motivation from Mars to get that message across.  You don’t have to raise your voice, but, having the cosmic firepower to back you up feels actually quite nice:)  Empowerment does not “just happen”, but it can be faster and easier that you’d ever think, if you choose to take the first courageous step.

The end of the month brings a chance to catch your breath and integrate all these dynamic changes.  The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in the potent water sign of Scorpio opens a well of power and potential in you, allowing you to realize deep in your gut what a contribution and a gift you truly are.   This gradual increase in authentic self-worth is a direct result of the courageous choices you’ve made earlier in the month.  Externally, the fun and creative makeover that Venus and Mercury helped you with is showing the world a glimpse of the inner treasures you’ve discovered, as you navigated through the stormy and exciting journey of the month.  As this Eclipse works its magic over the next six months, be alert to juicy new opportunities to put your newfound potency to work.  The universe has jobs lined up for you, better get used to being busy!

Dear SCORPIO,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th turned on the chandeliers in the deepest-darkest chambers of your inner castle, inviting you to discover long-forgotten treasures and draw soulful nourishment  from the beautiful “beyond”.  On September 29th Venus joined you on this journey into your mystery as well , making sure any spooky stuff you’ll find is hauntingly gorgeous, filling you with artistic inspiration instead of dread.   Now, you’re in for a special treat, as Mercury the magical messenger gets ready to retrace its steps along your deepest inner pathways by going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  What, a treat?  Yes, indeed, a magical journey of self-discovery awaits you, if you don’t imbibe the gloom-and-doom hype the media tends to brew about this very normal and timely development.   Imagine walking back along the path you’ve just covered and seeing fresh views and new angles you missed before, or seeing how the back sides of buildings look so much different than the front sides.   Kind of fun, isn’t it?  Even more magic is possible when you waltz backwards in the hidden hallways of your soul.   Enjoy this dreamy treasure hunt, and if you rustle up some spooks, all the better – Mercury can give them the marching orders to clear out, if you choose.  You may actually enjoy a chat with a friendly ghost or two… they’ve got stories to tell to fill the long autumn nights, you know:)

However much you enjoy Mercury’s guided tour of your personal underworld, you can’t snooze through the entire month, dreaming of ghosts and castles –  a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs forms on Oct 6th, waking you up with a bang.  The universe is conspiring to put you to work!  Motivating Mars gives your self-esteem a  boost, inspiring you to expand your financial horizons, while jovial Jupiter is busy tooting your horn (so you don’t have to:)), attracting applause and generous offers.  If you’ve felt a bit bored or stuck at work lately, now is the time to put out your feelers and scope out your next post.   Uranus the wild card is completing this dynamic trio, so you could be in for some exciting news and expansive developments in how you earn your daily bread.  It’s impossible to nail this fiery energy down, with  Uranus the cosmic rebel stirring up the pot –  don’t stress yourself with trying to figure this all out in your head.  Instead, trust your gut and be prepared to make a move, as the winds shift and change around you.  Your life is going to be anything but routine this month, and deep down you’re relishing this sudden surge of spine-tingling adrenaline.  The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on October 8th adds to the excitement, amplifying Uranus’ call for liberation.  You may find yourself feeling a bit on edge with so much electricity in the air, so, please, watch your health and notice when you need to take a break.  You’re being internally re-wired, and forming all these new exciting neural pathways requires (and releases) energy.  If you’re too jittery to sleep, take a walk outside, or better, an adventurous run through the park – find a grounded physical outlet for these cosmic fireworks.  This fiery Eclipse is also a golden opportunity to shake off any annoying unhealthy habits or addictions that hold you in their grip.  Uranus can blast something out of your life for good, so choose a target and watch it crumble with glee!

 Your birthday season dawns with a New Moon Solar Eclipse in your own sign on October 23rd, signaling a total rebirth.  Happy Birthday, dear Scorpio!  What a potent cosmic present indeed, especially if your birthday is near this New Moon.   Venus joins your birthday party as well, making sure the butterfly that emerges from your cocoon is beautiful.  All the cosmic ghost-busting and re-wiring you’ve boldly taken on this month is rewarded with a new quality that starts to gradually emerge in the “belly” of your being, as the magic of this Eclipse unfolds over the next six months – a deep appreciation of the beauty of life, and an undeniable awareness of the beauty of YOU.  Enjoy spreading your wings, as you raise from the ashes yet again, dear magical Phoenix of the zodiac!

Dear SAGITTARIUS,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th brought you chances to mix and mingle with fabulous friends and co-creators, shoot the breeze and dream up visions of utopian beauty.  You felt the urge to be amongst your tribe and, if your current community felt a bit cramped, to look for new more dynamic collaborators.   If you didn’t quite satisfy your longing for belonging, you’ll have more chances this month,  as Mercury the magical messenger gets ready to dig through your old address books and associations by going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.   A journey of discovery sprinkled with inspiring insights and magical connections awaits you, if you don’t buy the collective hype about this very normal and timely development.  Mercury is inviting you to look up your old friends, re-visit communities you’ve belonged to before, and re-send some e-mails.  Chances are you’ve left some treasures behind on your relentless forward gallop!  Perhaps some people weren’t quite ready to hear your message the first time around, so don’t be shy or hide behind your pride – throw out another pitch, and you’ll find the time may be just right for your expansive ideas and input to be warmly received.

Speaking of warmth, you’re likely already feeling the glow of the crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs that forms exact on Oct 6th and contains enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much Fire in the sky!  The world feels a lot friendlier and fitting for your own adventurous nature.  With Mars, the cosmic action hero happily romping through your sign, you’ve got an extra delivery of cosmic rocketfuel this month.  You can use this “juice” for just about anything, but you’ve got extra help from your generous planetary patron Jupiter  if you choose to focus on what thrills you most –  journeys (both physical and internal!) that expand your horizons.  Indulge your yearning for higher learning in the University of Life!  Plan a trip, embark on a course of discovery, whether it’s to distant shores  across the ocean or across the street to your local library.  You can feel the tingles of excitement run through your cells as your life expands in every direction.  Uranus, the cosmic rebel in pioneering Aries is the wild card completing this dynamic fiery trio.  He’s on a mission to liberate your wild and wonderful creativity from any stifling structures or cumbersome conventions you’ve picked up along your path.  The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on October 8th adds fuel to Uranus’ fire, handing you a stick of cosmic dynamite to obliterate your inner prison.  Yes, this is highly volatile energy, but deep down you know you thrive on adrenaline.  Allow this eclipse to send a lightning bolt to your creative core and enjoy the explosion of incredible ideas and insights that rain down like New Year’s fireworks around you – these sparks will light you up for years to come!

The end of the month brings a chance to catch your breath, to dream, receive and integrate all these dynamic changes.  The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in the mysterious water sign of Scorpio opens the door to the most hidden chambers of your soul.  All the inner and outer action you’ve courageously engaged in is trickling down into your core, unlocking deep truths about yourself and your place in the universe.   Be patient, allow the mystery to reveal itself, bit by bit, as the magic of this Eclipse unfolds over the next six months.  Venus volunteers to be your guide on this journey into your personal “unknown”, helping you unearth long-forgotten treasures of soulful beauty.  Pay attention to your dreams, let your mind roam free across this mysterious terrain.  This subtle inner integration is the perfect preparation for your next cycle of emergence, as your Birthday season beacons next month.

Dear CAPRICORN,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th brought you opportunities to share your practical wisdom and make progress in your chosen field of worldly endeavors.  Venus volunteered for the post of your career coach starting Sept 29th, smoothing the way to that long-awaited promotion.  If you didn’t quite get your ducks in row in time to apply for that fabulous new position, you’ll get a second chance this month, as Mercury the messenger gets ready to revisit your career sector by going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  This does not look good, you might fret, fearing the common-place communication meltdown that’s become the pop-culture’s stock take on this very normal and timely development.  Yes, communication and thinking indeed veers off the traditional relentlessly  linear “onward and upward” track for this three week period, but this can be a welcome break in the rush and, more importantly, a chance for a creative re-think on any obstacle or intractable “issue” that’s blocking you from pouring your maximum potency into your work.  Have you hit a wall on an important project?  If so, Mercury is tugging at your sleeve, urging you to turn around and spot the open door behind you.  Sometimes you’ve got to go backwards in order to go forwards.  Mercury is well-supported by the rest of the cosmic orchestra this retrograde, so this creative re-direction is likely to be quite enjoyable and insightful.  You may happen upon a brilliant solution or discover an astounding connection as you review and revise your work.  Looking back, you can spot a treasure you missed before.  You know you’re not satisfied until you’ve got it “just right”.  If you use Mercury’s gift of extra time and fresh perspective wisely, your work can shine even brighter than before by the month’s end, attracting support and admiration near and far.

Speaking of support, you may have started to sense your base of power widening and deepening in both tangible and intangible ways already:  Jupiter has been building up your financial backing by attracting interested investors and potent partners since mid-July.  Now Mars and Uranus, the other two cosmic “movers and shakers” join hands with the generous Jove, forming a dynamic Grand Trine in Fire signs  on Oct 6th that contains enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much Fire in the sky!  Mars is activating the widest possible level of support and insight for you by firing up your connection to your “higher power”.  It’s as if you’re plugged into the internet of the universe by invisible network of fibers, receiving exciting hints and clues on when and where to make your next potent move.  And, a literal move might be on your mind, as Uranus the liberator sends a lightning bolt of energy to your roots.  If your foundation is less than strong and sturdy, or you’re feeling a bit cramped by your current crib, it’s time to consider a move to surroundings more supportive of who you are and how you’re growing.   This idea acquires extra urgency as the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse of Oct 8thamplifies Uranus’ message of emancipation.  If you’re quite happy with your physical home, you can channel this jolt of freedom into clearing some cobwebs of limiting concepts from your lineage – your psychic root system.   If you’ve inherited any long-held notions that don’t let you soar to the level of success you desire, let this dynamic Eclipse fry that sector of your internal hard drive.  Don’t worry, you won’t lose anything that’s truly YOU!   What you’ve got to gain is authentic, undeniable sense of support from above, below and all around you – a foundation strong enough to weather any storm:)

The end of the month brings a chance to catch your breath and integrate all these dynamic changes.  The New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in the potent water sign of Scorpio brings you tangible evidence of this newly shored up web of cosmic support by introducing you to powerful, trustworthy new friends and collaborators who share your passion and commitment to truth.  If the lightning bolt of Uranus inspired you to move house, you’ll find yourself connecting to a whole new community that’s more aligned with your values.  Have patience, as these new connections start to weave their way into your life – the gifts of this Eclipse will be revealed gradually over the next six months.  Enjoy being inspired by the new “peeps” popping into your life!

 Dear AQUARIUS,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th got your brain buzzing with excitement as you enrolled in fun new courses at the University of Life.  Curiosity is your middle name, dear infinitely inquisitive Aquarius, so you might be pleased to hear you’ll have another three weeks to dig deep into the vaults of higher knowledge as Mercury, the magical messenger of the mind gets ready to dance backwards through your hallowed halls of learning by going retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  Oh-no, does this mean I flunked the test and have to re-take the course, you may wonder.  Well, not exactly:)  But you are guided to take another look  and see if there are treasures of insights and threads of connections you might have missed the first time around – a revision and re-write of your thesis, you might say.  With playful Mercury as your mischievous “shelf elf” who drops the pertinent book in your lap as you bump into a stranger at the bookstore, and lovely Venus as your academic adviser for the month, this intellectual journey is likely to be quite enjoyable and graceful.  The retrograde phenomenon activates the creative, non-linear side of our thinking.  You’ll have a chance to discover how beautiful your mind really is, if you skip the pop-culture hype and focus instead on the incredible creative potential this shift of perspective can offer you.

If you get stuck on a train of thought that runs out of fuel, don’t worry – there’s  a fresh delivery of fiery inspiration heading your way, as a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs forms on Oct 6th, containing enough fuel to heat up the week(s) before and after.  It’s been a long time since we’ve seen this much Fire in the sky – take a deep breath and inhale the excitement!  Mars in adventurous Sagittarius fires up your friends, helping you draw the widest level of support from your chosen community.  I’d advise you to find the time for a spontaneous gathering or two, to accept an invite to a completely unknown event or check out a group you’ve been curious about: you’ll likely meet some truly dynamic “peeps” that will jolt you into action and expand your life in unexpected ways for years to come.  Jupiter is buoying up your relations with the nearest and dearest as well – you can count on your partner for warm acknowledgement of your brilliance, sprinkled with playful jokes at your befuddlement, as this whirlwind of exciting communications and ideas spins you around.  Indeed, incredible insights can flash into your brain like lightning bolts, as your wildly original cosmic patron Uranus completes this dynamic trio of cosmic “movers and shakers”.  You may even find it hard (or, more aptly, unnecessary!) to sleep, as this fiery current of creative juice pours into your circuits.  Make sure to take a break, a lovely walk to clear your head perhaps, since no one wants this brilliant breakthrough to lead to burnout and breakdown. The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse of Oct 8thamplifies Uranus’ signal even further, bringing you a chance to swiftly delete any limiting thought programs and cognitive clutter.  Think of this as a welcome “reboot”, and you’ll be able to smile at the smoke coming out of your ears as your old mental circuits fry in the brilliant, exciting light of this Eclipse:)

A  fun side-note, if you’re single: all these fireworks in the sky and the exciting new “peeps” stirring up your life can spark a joyful  romance, if you’re open and ready for adventure!  Jupiter in sunny Leo is amping up your fortunes in the relationship department for the next ten months, and this glowing trine with Mars can be the fuse that lights your fire:)

The end of the month brings a chance to catch your breath a bit and integrate all these dynamic changes. You won’t be able to quite go to sleep, though, as the New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in the potent water sign of Scorpio gets your career in gear by planting seeds of profound possibility that will sprout and gather strength over the next six months.  All this incredible learning and expanding you’ve courageously engaged in throughout the month is ready to be revealed to the world as renewed sense of authentic personal power and genuine depth of wisdom that you’ll bring to every interaction.  Be patient, allow this new level of potency to gradually come to light.  Your thoughts and words are directly plugged into the power-source of the universe now, as the mid-month Eclipse cleared your circuits.  Use this juice wisely, and you’ll grow a garden that can sustain the soul of the world!

 Dear PISCES,

Last month’s New Moon on Sept 24th had you diving deeper into your relationships,  testing the strength of your support systems and rebalancing the power dynamics of your life.  Wow, that’s a rather tall order, so don’t feel like a failure if you haven’t got it all figure out!   In fact, Mercury the magical messenger is coming to your aid by offering you fresh perspectives and “out of the box” thinking in these deep and vital aspects of your life, as it goes retrograde from Oct 4th – Oct 25th.  If you refrain from soaking up the collective hype and anxiety brewed by the fear-based media about this very timely and normal development, and focus instead on welcoming the insights this journey can offer, you’ll likely find previously unthought-of ways to harmoniously merge your personal power with the potency of (significant:)) others.  Mercury is also offering you an honest look at the “behind the scenes” motives of your own actions: you may recognize you’ve been engaging in some subtle power-plays or masterful manipulation out of fear of not being able to stand on your own.  Refrain from dipping into shame, dear sensitive Pisces!  Venus is gently guiding you, along with Mercury, to healing insights and beautiful balance as you re-negotiate your contract with your own idea of empowerment.  Truth will set you free, and the process of discovering what is authentically true for you can be more graceful than you can imagine, since Mercury is solidly supported by the rest of the cosmic orchestra during this month’s backward dance.  Also, remember, this retrograde phenomenon activates the creative, non-linear, intuitive side of our thinking, so the rest of the world will be much closer to your wavelength for these coming three weeks!  More honest,  intimate and soulful communication with your beloved is one of the potential treasures of this dip into the deeper currents of life.  Some of this relating may not require words at all, as your courage to go deeper arouses the sensual side of your dance:)   Passionate empowerment is the prize in this game, and it’s not about sorting out winners and losers!

 Empowerment is on your agenda in the more public spheres of your life as well, as a crackling Grand Trine in Fire signs lights up your career on Oct 6th.  This dynamic trio of cosmic “mover and shakers” – Uranus teaming up with Jupiter and Mars – contains enough fuel to heat up your worldly potential for week(s) before and after.  Mars is at the top of your chart, shining a bright spotlight on your accomplishments and rustling up opportunities for more exciting action and advancement.  Jupiter is buoying up your energy for everyday tasks, helping you get more done with playful ease.  Uranus the liberator is the wild card in the mix, offering to radically re-align your values regarding work and worth.  Have you been chronically selling yourself short, not seeing the true value and uniqueness of your contribution?  Uranus is willing to give you a wake-up call, or a good “kick in the pants” if necessary, to get you to finally ask for what you desire and require.  The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse of Oct 8th amplifies Uranus’ message, delivering a lightning bolt to incinerate your carefully constructed shelter of limitations and excuses.  All this fire energy may make you feel quite edgy, but deep down you know you’ve been ready for this change for a LONG time.  Now is your chance to jump on this supportive, although a bit wild (and wonderful!) cosmic wave, and let it take you for a ride of your life.  If you find yourself looking for a new position as a result of this re-alignment, have faith you’ll land in more supportive shores and greener pastures.  With motivating Mars as your career coach this month, the only option you don’t have is doing nothing:)

The end of the month brings a welcome chance to catch your breath and integrate all these dynamic changes.  You feel like you’re ready for a vacation, as the New Moon Solar Eclipse on Oct 23rd in your soul-sister water sign of Scorpio awakens your wanderlust.  If you can swing it, go for it!  This will be no ordinary getaway of sipping Margaritas on the beach, though:)  There are deeper currents at work with this Eclipse – it’s true agenda is awakening your yearning for higher learning, and travel is just one way to broaden your horizons.  If your schedule is too packed (no wonder, after all the action at work mid-month!), find the time for a soul-nourishing inward journey: curl up with your favorite book, take in a mind-expanding movie or lecture.  The seeds of wisdom you plant this fall will bear many wonderful fruits, as the magic of this Eclipse unfolds over the next six months.  Enjoy the journey, you’ve definitely earned it!

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September 2014 Scopes Archive

September 2014 Scopes

Dear ARIES,
The August 25th New Moon in the practical earth sign of Virgo invited you to ground the wonderful creative firestorm you’ve stirred up earlier in the month into your everyday life in a healthy, sustainable way. It’s harvest time, and you’re getting curious about the fruit that has ripened in your creative garden under the Summer sun – will it nourish me, and be of genuine use to others? You have a chance to re-make our world into a better, healthier place one practical detail at the time. Be open to changing up your daily routine a bit as well, perhaps taking up new health-habit or reorganizing your office. Don’t worry, all this focus on the “nitty-gritty” is not meant to bog you down – generous Jupiter continues to supply you with plenty of creative rocket fuel. In order to avoid burning out in all that fire, please embrace this Virgo Moon’s gentle reminders of self-care. You’ll be glad you did – a solid, well-run launching pad is essential for all that you’re ready to bring into the world.

Full Moon on September 8th echoes this theme of self-care on the deepest, innermost levels of your being, gifting you a beautiful opportunity for spiritual healing, rest and rejuvenation. A retreat to a gorgeous place near water would be a lovely way to use this energy. Meditation, energy healing and sound-baths are also supportive of this cosmic gateway to gently release anything that doesn’t allow you to truly trust the unfolding of the “larger landscape” of your life.

New Moon on September 24th brings a breath of fresh air into your relationships. You’ll find a renewed sense of joy and possibilities in discovering how to relate with your dear ones with grace and ease, while remaining fully YOU in all your wild fiery creative glory. Yes, it’s a balancing act, but the key here is to realize that balance is not something static that can be “achieved” – it’s a continuous DANCE of co-creation – at times a slow and lovely Waltz, at times a dramatic Tango. Enjoy it all – see it as another way to use the creative rocket fuel you’re so abundantly blessed with!

Dear TAURUS,
The August 25th New Moon in your fellow earth sign of Virgo stimulated the practical side of your creativity, inspiring you to make your life more healthy and sustainable in a fun way. You find genuine joy in figuring out how to do things not only better, but also more beautifully. And, you don’t have to be an artist or an artisan to put this fresh energy to good use – your whole life is your canvas and even your smallest everyday acts can be infused with innate beauty. If you’ve been dreaming of the most deeply earthy kind of creation – bringing a child into your world – cosmic support is there, especially after September 6th when Venus the planet of Love enters your Garden of Creation. Enjoy!
The only potential spoiler in your creative explorations is your nagging “inner critic” that tends to get your ear just when you begin to “get into it”. As soon as you start to compare the fruits of your garden with the neighbor’s bounty, you’re lost. Bring your focus back to the unique CONTRIBUTION you are, and see how your sometimes (seemingly!) small gifts can change the world for others in a very tangible way. And, if that doesn’t work, send that “judge” of yours on vacation, a margarita on the beach might just mellow him out:)

As the lunar cycle culminates on September 8th, the Full Moon in oceanic Pisces asks you to celebrate your circle of soul-friends. This energy has deep healing potential and the veils between the worlds are thin at this time, so make sure you surround yourself with people who truly honor you for who you are. The space of genuine mutual caring and allowance is just the balm you need to heal any ancient wounds of “not belonging”. Even your “inner judge” may melt and relax in this healing embrace of true brotherhood and sisterhood. Cherish your cosmic tribe this Full Moon – attend a group meditation, or take a hike with friends to a sacred waterfall – gentle healing blessings will flow to all.

On the New Moon of September 24th, your urge to make your life a work of art finds a fresh canvas. You may even feel inspired to start a new healthy habit that feels more like art than dreaded “exercise”:) Take a dance class, or try horseback riding – anything that makes you feel alive and beautiful will effortlessly lift your spirits and re-energize your body without feeling like “work”. No, I’m not calling you lazy by any means, dear sensual bull – it’s just that “effort” is not what motivates you – beauty does! You can’t go wrong by following that luminous thread of beauty through the hours of your everyday. Take your cue from Rumi: “Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”

Dear GEMINI,
New Moon on August 25th in the practical earth sign of Virgo offered you an opportunity to catch your breath and ground the non-stop creative juice that’s been coursing through your veins deep into your roots. With all that’s going on in your life, it’s important to have a foundation capable of sustaining your intensity and nourishing your body. Venus, the planet of love and abundance comes to your aid here, volunteering to be your home decorator and health coach on September 6th. In the sign of Virgo the harvest goddess, Venus makes sure your roots will be fed only the best organic fertilizers, ensuring you’ll grow a healthy stable base to reach to the sky from. If you’re thinking of moving, or otherwise sprucing up your nest, Venus will guide you to smart and sustainable choices that will satisfy your body and soul. She will ensure any energy you invest in shoring up your base will reap lovely long-term rewards.

Full Moon on September 8th shines a bright spotlight on your work in the world. Whether you know it or not, you have an amazing ability to tap into (and shift!) global consciousness. This moon offers you a beautifully supported opportunity to heal any deep-seated doubts you’ve had about your ability to make a profound difference in the world, bringing gentle compassionate light to the places where you’ve not trusted your oceanic awareness, where you’ve felt wrong for not being able to explain everything you know deep inside. Let this healing watery Pisces moon dissolve all barriers to your true brilliance, inside and out. The world will benefit from your unconditioned expression, don’t pretend you don’t know this:)

A fresh breeze of creativity blows through your life on the New Moon of September 24th, helping you reconnect with that playful, mischievous and curious child inside you. New ideas pop into your head as if by magic, your love life sparkles with fresh flirty joy, and, who knows, the universe may have a cosmically creative idea to birth through you:) If welcoming home your very own bundle of joy is what your heart desires, you might just get your wish. All the healthy upgrades you made to your crib earlier in the month will go to good use for sure. If your idea of “creation” is not quite so earthy at the moment, you’ll find a multitude of other projects knocking at your door. Good thing you’ve invested a bit of effort in nourishing your roots, because fun and colorful fruits are popping up all over your life! Enjoy the playful magic that creating on planet Earth can be!

Dear CANCER,
New Moon on August 25th in the harvest-time earth sign of Virgo brought you a fresh crop of ideas and e-mails to catch up on. The seeds of new work and creative opportunities you planted last month found fertile ground to sprout – in fact, there might be too many plans and options popping up all at once. Luckily this Virgo energy is known for the quality of intelligent discernment. Use your innate intuition coupled with a healthy dose of earthy objectivity to choose which calls to take, which appointments to make. Don’t be afraid to say “No” to what doesn’t feel 100% right and light – Jupiter in your house of self worth and earnings will keep the abundant offers coming. The universe is conspiring to put you to work this year, in the best and most empowering way:)
There’s a certain “back to school” mood in the air as well, and you may find your curiosity aroused to learn a new skill or upgrade your existing inner “software package”. It’s a great time to take a class, get some mentoring or do some independent research into what truly fascinates you. As long as you’re coming from genuine joyous curiosity, not a nagging sense of “not good enough, not smart enough”, you’ll find a wellspring of practical earthy wisdom opening before you. And, if you do discover that old gremlin of inadequacy crawling out of a dark corner of your mind, don’t worry – just approach this little monster with a gentle smile: “Hello, who are you? What would you like to tell me?” Sometimes that’s all it takes to make an inner “enemy” into a wise friend and ally:)

The beautiful healing Full Moon on September 8th in your soul-sister water sign of Pisces lifts your awareness from the (sometimes dizzying:) daily details to the lofty visions of oceanic oneness. Heed the call, take a soul-journey – whether it’s an actual trip to a gorgeous retreat by the water, or an expansive inner adventure. You’ll feel refreshed and renewed again by this welcome glimpse into the unfolding of the larger landscape of your life.

As the autumn leaves start to fall, your energy is drawn to your roots again with the New Moon on September 24th in the home sector of your chart. You may find yourself spending most of your time and energy “feathering” your cozy nest, creating a beautiful base for yourself and your closest loved ones. If you feel you’ve outgrown your present quarters, you’ll have all the luck in finding a new lovely place to call your home. As the chilly autumn winds blow outside, you’ll be curled up under a comfy blanket, catching up with all the half-finished books you bought in the flurry of curiosity earlier in the month. Looks like your personal version of Heaven on Earth, dear cozy Cancer!

Dear LEO,
New Moon in the harvest-time earth sign of Virgo on August 25th showed you the first useful fruits of your cosmic birthday present delivered by generous Jupiter this summer – all this inner expansion and fresh boost of hope is starting to show up in your life in tangible ways. You’re starting to see yourself with fresh eyes, and realize you’re worth more than you thought – and, no, this is no fluffy self esteem pep-talk – the ways this rise in valuation shows up is entirely practical. Your resourcefulness in accomplishing the tasks of daily survival and the generous way you’re always willing to help others through their challenges is a true gift of the Earth. Underneath your dazzling exterior is a genuine heart of gold, and this New Moon helps you see that your greatest asset is your very Self. Out of this inner acknowledgement grows an abundant garden of earthly support. To put it bluntly, money does grow on trees for you this month, dear lovable Leo – trees that are nourished by the rich soil of tangible experience of the contribution you are to the world.

Full Moon on September 8th opens the door to deep healing and empowerment. Where have you engaged in subtle power-plays, played the victim and sold yourself short in order to ensure what seems like support? Don’t hold on to any tangled web of co-dependency out of old habit and loyalty – this sticky stuff can only hold you back – let it dissolve in the light of this compassionate Pisces Moon, and you’ll see a new, more empowered path opening before you. This is a chance to heal a deep sense of mistrust you’ve had in the very fabric of life. Let the ocean carry you, let the universe have your back! Trust that you don’t have to control… that, in fact, you can’t control the way this support shows up for you. And KNOW that it always will.

All these deep inner shifts and re-evaluations find a beautiful outlet on the New Moon of September 24th in the gracious air sign of Libra. You’re testing a whole new way of relating in the world, and it feels so much lighter! Something in you is ready to emerge, to sing a new song of beauty and balance. Reach out to soul-sisters and brothers, speak, write, communicate – you’ll have a lot to say, and your message will touch the hearts and minds of many. The new YOU born in the sunny heart of this Summer is spreading it’s wings in the world, and the fresh autumn breeze is giving you lift to fly high!

Dear VIRGO,
New Moon on August 25th heralded the birth of a new, more authentically confident YOU. All the changes you’ve been incubating in your inner castle this summer are ready for prime time now. This Moon gets an extra boost of regal courage from the bright star Regulus, in the heart of the ancient majestic Leo constellation. Happy Birthday, dear Virgo, what a precious and potent cosmic Birthday present indeed! You are ready to step out into the world in all your earthy wisdom and glory as the Queen (or King:) of the Healing Garden of Life. Venus joins your cosmic Birthday party on September 6th, gifting you a makeover fitting of your inner beauty. You might feel the urge to shop for a smart new outfit, or get your hair done in a fresh new style. Do it, dear, enjoy this process of rebirth and emergence! Take a cue from your beloved plant world – the trees get new leaves every year, why shouldn’t you?:) Venus is gently guiding you to find treasures of timeless and practical beauty that will serve you well for years to come.

All these sprouts of inner growth finding their way to the surface of your life wake up and shift your relations with your loved ones. The Full Moon in gentle compassionate Pisces on September 8th provides a beautiful opportunity to have some honest heart-to-hearts with those you hold dearest, and discover new, more balanced and empowering ways to continue growing together. And, if you feel a need for a parting of ways with some, this moon will help you do it with grace and ease. Whether you’ll drift closer or further apart on the ocean of life, there are gifts of deep healing and wisdom on offer, if you open your heart to RECEIVE.

As the light of the next New Moon emerges on September 24th, all this healing and re-balancing starts to trickle deeper into your core, shifting the way you value yourself in the world. You’re not known for “tooting your own horn”, dear Virgo, but false modesty is a twisted form of arrogance if you look deeper into it’s roots. So, take a clear and honest look at yourself, assess your skills and notice the contribution you are to the tangible, day-to-day healing and sustaining of our planet. You are needed and valued here, perhaps more than you allow yourself to realize. And, the more you let this simple truth sink in, the more the world responds by offering you beautiful ways to exercise your skills and talents, and earn a nice living from doing so. Enjoy your work in the healing garden of Earth, we’re all so grateful for your gifts!

Dear LIBRA,
New Moon on August 25th in the private and practical earth sign of Virgo called you to explore the hidden corners of your inner garden. A welcome change of pace after a busy summer for sure! While a little R&R to recharge your batteries is lovely, there are deeper cosmic currents at work here – you have a chance to weed out tons of troublesome old thought patterns that have been choking the flow of your creative life juice. Don’t be afraid to get your “hands dirty”! And, resist the urge to jump to damning conclusions or stinging self-judgements when you see what emerges from the shadows – rather, use this as a chance for compassion and forgiveness for yourself and for all the ancestors whose ancient wars have sown these sorry seeds. This Virgo energy is very healing and resourceful: you can COMPOST all that inner gunk, recycle it into potent fuel for fresh creation. As the Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh shared with his students: “Without mud, you cannot have a lotus flower”. So, bless the weeds and dead old leaves of past pain as you compost them, and trust the alchemy of transformation. And, lest you think this journey is just a hard but necessary chore, Venus, your beautiful cosmic patron, steps in to lend you a hand on September 6th, showing you unexpected treasures and tasty fruits that have grown up amongst the weeds as well. There’s hidden wisdom and joy in this work, if you’re willing to get genuinely curious about your inner wilds.

The theme of healing is woven gently through the time of the September 8th Full Moon as well – this watery Pisces Moon shines a compassionate light on your daily life, asking if there’s anything that needs releasing there. It’s a great time to schedule a healing session that’s truly nourishing for your body – relaxing reflexology, Reiki, or a session of Watsu – a beautiful way of doing massage and stretching in warm water that leaves you floating in oceanic bliss. Cosmic support is there to gracefully release any addictions or unhealthy habits as well – this Pisces Moon can literally dissolve anything that no longer belongs in your life.

The September 24th New Moon lights up the beginning of your Birthday season with a fresh beam of beauty and balance. All the healing, releasing, inner and outer de-cluttering you’ve been busy with created the space for the seeds of a lovely new YOU to be planted. And, the first inner flowers nourished by your carefully tended compost are raising their pretty heads:) Enjoy this breath of fresh air, stretch and step out into the new year of your life! Happy Birthday, dear Libra!

Dear SCORPIO,
New Moon on August 25th asked you to open up to the possibility of letting some new friends into your life, or perhaps finding a whole new community where you feel supported and connected in a very practical, grounded way. Yes, dear Scorpio, you’re very selective about letting people “in”, and rightly so – superficial niceties are not your style. You need to know you can trust a friend to go to the deepest of soulful depths with you (and to get you out of jail with no questions asked on a Sunday morning:). This earthy Virgo Moon is opening the door for just that kind of authentic, no-nonsense connection with the people in your life, where love and support is shown through everyday actions, not fluffy flowery words. You ARE that kind of friend, and you’re worth your weight in gold in the lives of those who are lucky enough to know you. Celebrate true friendships this month, be grateful for your special “parters in crime” and watch that gratitude beam right back at you. Let your friends inspire you and show you how you’re part of a quiet revolution towards a more authentic, truly healthy and daringly vulnerable way or relating.

Buoyed by the inspiration from your friends, your creative dreams set sail on a magical oceanic journey with the Full Moon in psychic (and psychedelic:) Pisces on September 8th. The mood is wide open, mysterious and undefined – inspiration seeps into you from every direction. Life feels dreamy, misty and full of beautiful healing potential – any doubts you’ve ever harbored about being irrevocably connected to the infinite well of creation are ready to dissolve. Don’t hold on, let the pain drift away… learn to let the current carry you, trust the rhythm of the cosmic tides.

As the month draws to a close, the lovely Libra New Moon on September 24th draws you deeper into the mystery, inviting you to explore the hidden corners of your inner castle. It’s time to air out the most secret chambers of your soul, clear out the cobwebs from the chandeliers and find these long lost treasures you’ve heard about from your ancestors of yore. And if some of your psychic inheritance turns out to be heavy lead instead of gleaming gold, you’ll know what to do – alchemy is your natural birthright, dear Scorpio, the transformative magician of the zodiac. Enjoy the excavation! The space you clear will bode well for the rebirth that’s on the horizon in October, as your Birthday season beacons.

Dear SAGITTARIUS,
New Moon on August 25th in the resourceful earth sign of Virgo brought you a fresh crop of opportunities to apply your expansive insights and considerable talents to the task of creating a better, healthier and more sustainable world. Jupiter showered you with seeds of “big ideas”, and now it’s time to plant some of them into the fertile soil of your worldly mission. But, you might in fact be so in demand by others and so (over)extended in your own head that the choice of which promising seed to nurture gives you a migraine instead of a jolt of joy. You hate to narrow things down, but this is precisely what’s required if the seeds you plant are to have enough air and room to thrive. Luckily, Venus comes to your aid in the form of a Virgo garden goddess starting September 6th, giving a special “glow” of authentic appeal to the opportunities that are best to pursue. Venus in Virgo has impeccable taste and knows what she wants, and you’re lucky to have her as your cosmic career coach right now. Follow your authentic desire (Venus!), and reflect on how what you do serves the greater good as well as your own continued growth, and you can’t go wrong.

Making new commitments in your engagement with the world calls you to check on the health of your root-system on the Full Moon of September 8th. Do you feel supported enough at home in order to reach higher and wider in the world? This Moon in spiritual, oceanic Pisces asks you to consider the deepest meaning of “home”, offering you a beautiful opportunity to heal any old wounds of rootlessness you may still harbor in your heart. Let this gentle compassionate energy melt away anything that prevents you from truly experiencing yourself as the CHILD of the WORLD you are, dear planetary citizen Sag!

Your “planetary passport” comes in handy as the next New Moon approaches in lovely Libra on September 24th – this lunation lights up your relationships with inspiring friends and connected communities, bringing you more expansive ideas on how to apply your vision in the service of all. Go out, mix and mingle with other dreamers and creators, and you’ll find yourself weaving a world of beauty and harmony with fun and fascinating cosmic comrades. The key here is not to go it alone, although you’re known for skipping ahead in the game – the rewards multiply as you include others in your plans, allowing yourself to receive their brilliance as a contribution to your own shine. Enjoy the sharing of the light!

Dear CAPRICORN,
New Moon on August 25th brought you chances to share your practical wisdom on a wider scale and lit up your curiosity to further expand your knowledge and skills in very practical, directly applicable ways. The world is hungry for your unique transformative insights! What you learned from (ongoing:) restructuring of your own life is key to rebuilding our whole societal structure on a healthier, more sustainable platform. This New Moon stimulates your imagination and inspires you to “think big” – it’s likely you’ll come up with a grand plan or two that are actually really “doable”! How practically brilliant is that?:) Venus, the planet of love and luck will volunteer for the post of your graduate advisor in the “University of Life” on September 6th, helping you connect the dots and find the perfect opportunities to fill in the gaps in your knowledge base. You’ll delight in gathering the choicest fruits from the garden of earthly wisdom. And, you’re not selfish with your harvest by any means – as you learn, you also teach and share, building a sustainable community of mutual empowerment where all can grow and benefit. What a gift you are to our world!

Your focus shifts from big ideas to tiny details as the Full Moon of September 8th sheds gentle light on the little “signs” and clues you receive every day from conversations with colleagues, headlines that catch your eye, even seemingly “random” words of passer-byes. You are asked to NOTICE how beautifully, yet subtly, you are guided in your daily life. If any doubts, old fears of disconnection or familiar thoughts of “having to do it all alone” surface, allow the healing waters of this Pisces Moon to melt them away. You are always “plugged in” to the communications grid of the universe, even though some of the messages at times astound and confound you:) Don’t try to force it all to make sense, especially during this imaginative dreamy Moon. Let yourself be inspired and led, even though it may feel quite strange at times! The larger picture that starts to emerge from these little prompts and clues is more beautiful and profound that you could have ever planned on your own.

New Moon in sociable air sign of Libra on September 24th offers you a fresh batch of opportunities to apply all your newly upgraded skills and universal insights to your chosen work in the world. Relationships are key here, so don’t be shy – ask questions, reach out, share, and the web of human interconnections will light up with exciting offers and potent possibilities. You thrive when you contribute your best to the world, so roll up your sleeves, dear Capricorn, enjoy being in demand!

Dear AQUARIUS,
New Moon on August 25th offered you a chance to grow into deep empowered intimacy with yourself and your partner(s) by embracing the practical dance of sharing your daily resources. Some re-balancing of responsibilities might be required, as your work duties rise to attention again. Wise patience and deep inquiry into what you actually need in order to feel nourished and supported in the details your daily doings is the key to this quandary. Venus in the form of the healing Virgo goddess comes to your aid here starting September 6th, helping you reach sustainable settlements and mutually agreeable arrangements. While these shifts and changes may bring up some old fears and nagging doubts about the solidity of your foundations, the gifts you’ll stand to receive as you ask yourself fearlessly honest questions are profound: a renewed sense of real-life personal power and a thoroughly checked and confirmed base of solid sustainable support from your closest partners. It’s worth the journey, don’t you think?

Matters of worth and sustainability are in focus again in the softer and gentler light of the Full Moon in compassionate Pisces on September 8th. Are you willing to truly GET what an amazing contribution you are? Are you willing to see how brilliantly and creatively you nurture and heal others? And, are you willing to RECEIVE at least some of what your heart desires from whole wide universe? The energy of this Moon is so vast and undefined, yet so tender and deep…let it soak into your every cell, drink in the kindness and gratitude that flows your way. Get a relaxing massage, a session of reflexology or Reiki – allowing yourself to simply receive is the key that opens the vaults of universal abundance in your life.

All this healing and re-balancing of your inner and outer resources creates a joyful opening on the New Moon in lovely Libra on September 24th – opportunities to learn, travel and grow in the company of your most admired and adventurous friends pop up like flowers after a nourishing rain. It’s “back to school” time in the University of Life, and you LOVE learning, dear infinitely curious Aquarius. Enjoy the delight of new circuits buzzing to life in your brain, turned on by fun fascinating new students (and teachers!) enrolling in your course!

Dear PISCES,
New Moon on August 25th cast a fresh beam of light on your relationships, opening the door to offering and receiving genuine support on a very earthy, practical level. While pretty words and poetry do tickle your fancy, dear romantic Pisces, it’s the thoughtful caring deeds that actually open the deepest doors to your heart. You need to feel you can rely on your partner, and likewise, you aspire to offer the same kind of tangible daily love to others. There might be a need for some re-balancing of responsibilities with this Moon, as it signals the end of Summer and the beginning of “back to work” and “back to school” season. And, don’t think you can escape this detailed audit of your daily doings if you’re single, dear freely swimming ocean Fish!;) This call for a fresh healthy start applies to all of your committed relationships, be they business partners or close friends who form a pillar of your support system. Luckily, lovely Venus volunteers to be your coach and mediator, starting September 6th, helping you make choices that ensure peace and harmony and a healthy share of the harvest for those nearest and dearest to your heart. If you’re on the lookout to meet that “special someone”, Venus can be your discerning matchmaker too, bringing forth quality candidates for your consideration:)

All this focus on relating has inspired you to look deeply at your own authentic needs and desires, and the Full Moon on September 8th in your own oceanic sign invites you to dive deeper. You KNOW when you’re not “being you” in the world, it just doesn’t feel good! The compassionate healing energy of this Moon can gently melt away anything that’s not your essence, anything that prevents you from emerging anew as the beautiful blessed child of the benevolent UNIVERSE you know you are. Let it go, dear, let it go!

As the new you emerges from these dreamy depths, it’s greeted by a bright new Moon in loving Libra on September 24th. It’s like a fresh breeze that brings you a whiff of adventure, arousing your wanderlust and curiosity. Go for it, expand your world through travel and study – follow your innate attraction to anything that’s beautiful and harmonious and you’ll be led to discoveries that open your horizons far and wide. Sure, you can travel solo, but it might be more fun to bring your “special someone” along:) Shared joy can multiply the blessings and smooth over the occasional bumps in the road!

How to Rock this Eclipse

Ready or not, it's time to step into the Eclipse Changing Cabin, and emerge anew!

Ready or not, it’s time to step into the Eclipse Changing Cabin, and emerge anew!

As I write this, wild winds are howling outside my Brooklyn pad.  The weather knows what’s up – winds of change are blowing through our lives, and like the autumn leaves whirling along for the ride, we’re not sure where we’ll land next – a feeling that’s alternately liberating and unnerving.  My dearest mentor and “Goddessmother” Jessica Fleming nailed it last night, describing her plans for the future as rather “wobbly” at the moment.  It made me smile and relax into my own interstellar wobbles:)   I was getting quite tense trying to “figure things out”, all the while knowing deep down that all these mental gymnastics are futile in the face of the deeper shifts that are in progress right now.  I sense this Scorpio Eclipse like a tsunami that starts as a small ripple, a “wobble” in the deepest part of the ocean, gathering strength as it radiates outward.  What’s the most dangerous place to be in a tsunami?  The shoreline!  The strip of solid land that borders the ocean.  I can say that from a personal experience: as the tremendous tsunami that caused the Fukushima disaster reached the West Coast, I happened to be floating in my sailboat, anchored far out in the deep water (not from any wisdom or preparation, but from the benevolent chance that guides a lot of my life – the motor in my boat had stopped working, so i couldn’t get into the marina!:).  As I floated there loose and just barely connected to anything solid with my anchor chain, the tsunami passed by underneath, gently and smoothly.  Turned out my being “stuck” out there, unable to make a sensible move, was the best protection.  This feels like a wise strategy for the next few days, waiting and trusting this “floating in-between” stage, not forcing myself to “land” yet.  Perhaps letting yourself float and absorb the deep soulful shifts of this Scorpio Eclipse would ease your mind as well?  If it feels wobbly, well, let it wobble, and drift into the wider Oceanic perspective, where tsunamis of change are just waves, gentle ripples in the field of possibilities.   If you’d like a quick check on where these deep-water pulses are likely to land in your life, feel free to contact me for a reading, or read the last two paragraphs of your October Cosmic Wave SCOPES.

A few more beautiful bits of soulful writing that speak to this Eclipse’s energy:

my dear friends’ Spiritual Surfers’ post on SURRENDER

and wonderful astrologer C.A. Brooks’ column for the week, especially the part about “showing up before you’re ready”!  Because, really, are we ever “ready” enough?:))  In fact, I unknowingly followed her advice 6 months ago, in the last Eclipse cycle, by starting Cosmic Wave way before I felt “ready” … and it’s been a wild and wonderful ride… and, I’m still not “ready”, but having a blast making it up as I go along:)

I’d love to hear some of your Eclipse stories, the wobbles and all! How are you riding these wild October waves?  How have the changes from this Spring’s Eclipses stretched you?  It’s so lovely to read each-others stories, and see how we’re all somehow in it together:)

PS- the photo of the “Cosmic Changing Cabin” is from a remote beach in Estonia, my native Nordic land.  They provide these quaint (and very practical) changing cabins on beaches to avoid the awkward “towel dance”.  This particular one, though, looks like it may help you change way more than your underwear!

Wild October!

*** Happy WILD and Wonderful OCTOBER!  Wow, what an action-packed month ahead – a mind-bendingly creative Mercury retrograde, energizing Eclipses and the dynamic trio of “cosmic mover and shakers” (Uranus, Jupiter and Mars!) teaming up in a crackling Grand Trine in Fire.  Where do all these cosmic fireworks land for you, what inspiration they ignite? Find out by reading the OCTOBER SCOPES, and enjoy the wild ride!  Remember, excitement feels a lot like fear, but it’s WAY more fun!!   ***