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2018 ~ Changing the status quo ~ heeding whispers on the wind

The year begins with the Sun at 10 degrees Capricorn, conjunct Saturn at one degree, Venus at 8 degrees, and Pluto at 18 degrees of Capricorn. That’s a whole lot o’ Capricorn’s earthy energy to start our year! The Sun sextiles Mars in Scorpio (who happens to be conjunct Jupiter) and Neptune in Pisces ~ helping us to partner with our personal power and intuition. A Cardinal cross to Libra on the Ascending horizon and Aries on the Descending horizon asks us to continue clarifying and defining our identity. Who are we, truly? What have we learned since the 7 times that the cardinal energies of Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries squared off between the years of 2012 and 2015? What did we glean from the Venus transit of the Sun in June of 2012, when the Divine Feminine literally enveloped us with unconditional love?

These will be pivotal questions as more planets enter the feminine signs of earth and water in the months ahead. 

The Moon casts its glow on the year as she waxes full in Cancer at 7:24 pm MST on January 1st. It’s the first of 2 full moons this month, with a Blue Moon in Leo at 6:27 am MST on January 31st, followed by a Total Lunar Eclipse just 4 minutes later. We can look to her at fullness at 11 degrees Cancer to reflect back to us what we’ve learned (and/or have yet to learn!) on our Earthwalk. As 2017 comes to a close, what needs to be released will be shown by her growing light. We’ll do well to reflect on what made us shine this past year and what led us to retreat into the shadowy places.

By blessing both ends of the spectrum of light – and everything in-between – we free ourselves to co-create new paths of growth, grace, and possibilities.

All things in the watery womb of Cancer are meant to grow, so the big question before us at the gateway to a new calendar year is:

What do we desire to grow?

Since the moon rules our emotional bodies, we may also ask, how are we feeling? what is our temperament? what is in our hearts? for this is what we’ll carry into 2018, and it will shape our experiences in the year ahead. Now is the time to let go of what is old or outworn and to step into the full responsibility of our intentions. I sense a year of striking changes ahead.

As I write this, tendrils of sandlewood incense, sage, and sweetgrass swirl around me, taking me back to ancient circles of healing, renewal, and rebirth. The purity of palo santo nudges my aura with a reminder me to be present with what is and not go too far ahead just yet…

To that end, I’ll be revisiting and expanding this post after I dream with the waxing moon tonight and dance with her fullness tomorrow. Until then, I wish all a powerful and gentle clearing, and a blessed awakening into 2018 ~ a year that calls for cooperation, balance, and absolute presence if we hope to rise to our capacity for change and expansion. 

Update: January 5, 2018 ~ 

Not surprisingly, my time with the skybeings over the past few days brought abundant gifts in several dimensions ~ dreams, waking time, meditation, visitations from totems, tarot readings, etc. Tonight, as I sit under a canopy of flickering planets, shooting stars, and building clouds reflected by the rising moon, warm winds from the southwest whisper, “show more of who you are.” A deeper current lends encouragement to heed the call, so here I am.

When I began to offer my services so many years (lifetimes?) ago, I shaped my intentions with what I thought was a simple mantra: ‘to become a clear channel of unconditional love and light.’ The adage, be careful of what you ask for, comes to mind as I recall how often shadows fell, and continue to fall, on my path.

I suspect that most – if not all – who serve the whole of us by sharing our gifts pepper them with personal experiences, beliefs, and emotions. Authors, healers, readers, psychics, artists, actors, mediums…no matter what roles we play…we all have our filters – and thank goodness.

 

When I show up – when I really show up – to my soul, to the sky, to the earth, and the galaxy that holds us, it is as if I am lit from within. When I see the Rosette Nebula flirt with Orion, her sexy scarlet salsa dance stirs something ancient and powerful inside of me. When I connect with the cool blue aura of Uranus in Aries as it rises in the eastern horizon, I become electric with possibility and verve. When the Pleiades cluster comes into view on clear cold nights, my heart knows the immediate and complete warmth of pure love.

Having a fixed grand cross in fixed houses can trip you up – literally and figuratively – over, and over, and over…thus the fixedness. Having Aries at your Midheaven suggests that what you do in the world – your calling, your mission, your vision – is bound to be personal. I have both of these configurations in my natal chart, and I can speak to the accuracy of those effects with absolute certainty. I also know that within that certainty lies limitless possibility.

When I read charts for those that consult me, I am first awed by their courage to show up; then, by their willingness to witness what is possible; and finally, to see them champion the brilliant starry paths they intended to dance into life. When their inner sparks of light connect with the ones that shone as they entered the Earth’s sphere, it is pure magic, and I am humbly honored and blessed to witness the reunions. 

What I share in my readings, posts, and photos comes from my heart as I connect to the great mystery. Nothing that I write is, nor ever will be, otherwise. I’m also blessed and ever-grateful to glimpse – and sometimes capture – the exquisite beauty of our earthly and heavenly bodies in my photos, which I include in my readings. They also grace all of my posts with the exception of some of NASA’s best (which I credit as due). True to my chart, it’s all personal, and a gift that I’m blessed to share.

This is indeed a year for startling changes; we’re moving faster and faster, and shadows and distractions are mounting. Fortunately, when we show up – when each of us shows up – we are given everything we need to change the status quo. We literally become what we need.

Here’s to showing up in 2018 ~ to seeking and heeding wisdom that comes on the winds of change ~ for the highest good of all relations. It is time.

With blessings of clear unconditional love and light, always,

Christina

ps ~ more to come soon on our collective celestial journey through January….until then, keep showing – and looking – up! I offer deep gratitude for your gifts.

 

Musings on the Eve of Libra’s Full Moon Lunar Eclipse ~

Libra Lunar Eclipse ~

For those of us feeling the earth shift beneath our feet on the eve of this Penumbral Libra Lunar Eclipse, where the energies of Self and Other lie in the balance ~

Lest we falter, may we instead surrender those tethers that are weakening, knowing and trusting that new connections will emerge, even as Spring returns and the Sun rises with each dawn, slowly putting shadows to rest.

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With infinite blessings,
~ christina

Fresh Starts, New Life, and Deeper Growth ~ Welcome, March!

“Of the water elements, surrender
Pisces symbolizes clear rivers and streams,
which when free from surface disturbances,
reflect that which is above.”
Isabel Hickey

March offers us abundant opportunities to free our lives from surface disturbances ~ to flow with the greater energy of pure Spirit, and to be living examples of the wisdom: “As above, so below.”

Eclipses hold the energy of wiping the slate clean and charting a new course, and March holds two of these events on the New and Full Moons. The New Moon on the 8th, at 6:58 pm MST, brings a total Solar Eclipse with 7 planets or points in super-sensitive Pisces: the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Ceres, Chiron, South Lunar Node, and Neptune.  This is a dynamic event with several important aspects. At 18 degrees Pisces, the Eclipse forms a T-square by opposing  Jupiter in Virgo and squaring Saturn in Sagittarius. Meanwhile, Jupiter trines Pluto in Capricorn which squares Uranus in Aries, and Uranus trines Saturn. If you’re thinking “what does this mean?” you aren’t alone. Squares present challenges while trines support flow.

When synthesized, the cosmic arrangement of this New Moon/Solar Eclipse strikes me with the idea of walking ourselves into the world in ways that align with our highest truths – where we witness life and live it, without egoistic attachment. Where spiritual gains drive us more than material ones, and we know the perfection in each imperfect step we take with authentic intention. Where we invite and engage changes that free us from limiting influences and past conditioning to co-create a more evolved, harmonious world.

There is an emotional component that may bring up feelings of loneliness because our longing for social connection is challenged by our need to express our authentic selves. Striking the balance lies in realigning our lives to meet both needs. When tension or restlessness builds, taking time to connect with higher guidance can help us shift our perception and experience. Patience is called for as we cut away what isn’t working and separate ourselves from people and circumstances that aren’t serving the whole of us. As we nurture connections with like-minded and like-hearted others, we can both find and create peace in our collective authenticity. Pisces is the ultimate sign of dissolution – so if something isn’t working and wants to go, this powerful planetary line-up in Pisces invites us to surrender it and trust what comes.

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On March 23rd, at 5:48 am MDT, The Lunar Eclipse on the Full Moon brings some of the same issues to light, including another opportunity for wiping the slate clean, with a potential increase in the area of relationships. The Full Moon at 03 degrees Libra opposes the Sun at 03 degrees Aries and Mercury at 02 degrees Aries, while a variation of the T-square shows up with Jupiter in Virgo opposing Venus in Pisces and squaring Saturn in Sagittarius. The same squares and trines mentioned above remain in play, with an addition of the Sun’s trine to Mars in Sagittarius.

Here, one way to flow with the dynamics in our lives is to explore our relationships and connections with others and discern if we are being authentic. Do they serve us or limit us?
Do we serve them or limit them? Paying attention to our desires to end things is important –
on both conscious and unconscious levels. Mars in Sagittarius does not want to be blocked in – it seeks freedom and expansion. Again, discernment in the area of what is working and what is not working is essential, as is surrendering what needs to go, embracing forgiveness, and trust.

Spring arrives in-between the 2 eclipses on March 19th, at 10:30 pm MDT, when the Sun moves into Aries. The Moon is in Leo that day, trining both Saturn and Uranus and supporting more of our rebirthing process. Aries inspires us with fiery drive, and Leo adds dramatic flair to the flames. Play, Grow, Stretch, Dance! Lean into life and love!

Two Retrograde Planets to note are Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter remains retrograde in Virgo through early May, so we are supported in continuing to make positive strides in the way we care for our health. Showing up in new ways in our self-care routine increases our success!

Saturn goes retrograde in Sagittarius on March 25th ~ and will remain here through August 13th. We can prepare to re-evalute the foundations that the rivers of our lives are built on, checking (and re-checking) boundaries, beliefs, relationships, and circumstances for the ones that allow our authenticity and truth to flow freely.

Enjoy the dynamic shifting energies of March ~ May they invigorate and inspire your highest vision and assist its manifestation like the easy song of a river.

Infinite Blessings, Always,
Christina

April’s Opening to The Power of Love

True to the season of Spring and the Emergence of Life that it brings, April greets us with both dynamic and stabilizing forces that support grounding our spirit-inspired lives on the planet and using our life-forces to serve. Yes, Pluto and Uranus are still squared off and we’re gearing up for a powerful lunar eclipse in the cardinal signs of Aries and Libra in just 4 days! And yes, this period of time represents the culmination of what has been for many, a tumultuous journey, especially those with major planets or points in Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn!

However, when I study the patterns on the first day of April, and see a kite emerge in the feminine arrangement of Earth and Water elements, I relax into a comforting embrace of reassurance and possibility. In astrological terms, the kite looks like this:  The Moon, Venus and Pluto form a Grand Earth Trine (in Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn respectively)The tip of the kite is formed by Chiron in Pisces that opposes the Moon and forms sextile aspects to both Venus and Pluto. Earth trines have to do with how energy and form interact, and the addition of the kite serves to activate their connection.

In simple earth terms, we are encouraged to let intuition, faith and forgiveness link power and love in ways that allow us to channel the available energy into service, for ourselves and others. And that’s just from the kite! Add to that the Fire trines from the Sun in Aries to both Saturn in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Leo and we have the masculine spark of energy to fuel our actions.

It all comes down, of course, to choice, especially with a Moon in Virgo. The question, “Who and/or what do we serve?” is asked by this Moon. When free from burdensome guilt and duty, life is handled with poise, grace, and ease, so liberating ourselves from confining judgments is pivotal to access the transforming power of these aspects. Chiron offers infinite liberating energy via intuitive hits, visions, dreams, gut feelings, and guidance. It is known as the wise healer who facilitates our leap from our personal world to an elevated expansive Cosmic one.

Perhaps the simple joy of flying a kite is in order on this April Fool’s Day! Whatever your choices and experiences, as always, may you know life as blessed and be in the powerful state of Gratitude ~ and Love.

…And as the Lunar Eclipse of April 4th approaches, highlighting the arena of ‘self’ and ‘other’, I am deeply grateful for this quote, that I was blessed to hear just the other day, by one of my favorite teachers:

Journey of Love