O Stars Above: Pisces Full Moon

Emotional High Tide or Light-Hearted Joy


Leo came in like a wrecking ball shaking us awake. In the aftermath, we find ourselves in a whole new ballgame. We've left something behind, but can barely remember what it was (maybe our bloated egos?) and are rushing into our changing future.

Whatever we released is what kept us from living life from our golden hearts. With courage and hearts intact, we arrive at Virgo's door where service comes naturally because she knows the great secret. Connection to Spirit lies in our hearts. Forget that and here comes those bloated egos, again!

The second new moon in Leo created a switcheroo in the cosmic line-up. Instead of a new moon followed by a full moon in its sign, this game introduces a different batting order. Now the new moon is followed by the full moon of the next sign with its new moon trailing along later. In this set-up, the full moon crisis makes clear what intentions or corrections are needed at the new moon.

High tides of emotions flood in with the Pisces full moon (September 6 at 12:02 am PDT). We feel the servitude, drudge and persnickety attitude that happens when we do Virgo's routines without heart. (Yuck.) We feel all 'a-lone' because we are the only ones working, the only ones who can do it right. (Sniff.) Will we slide into a Pisces pity-party forgetting that we are 'all-one'?

Being aware of changing emotions in and around us and letting them flow shifts everything. Spending time in nature can return us to simplicity and help us find the sacred witness within who watches the dance of love that we are all attempting. Compassion for our feeble attempts reveals the magic of Pisces and the joy of All-One-ness.

At the very least, the full moon shows us what emotions pull us out of our hearts and where we must relax and find the light-hearted joy in daily life.

Horoscope September 6 – 15

Virgo, Leo's excitement threw you into the vast Collective Mind. (And you thought your mind was busy.) It's a foggy mess in there but Mars calms down, Mercury turns out of retrograde and you can get back to work with a new sense of why. Compassion flows.

Libra, much as you'd like some quiet and less work behind the scenes, the party continues as you engage wonderful new contacts, a showy lot who adore you which makes them irresistible! Some prove to be all show, no go. No problem, your social and work calendar is full. Next!

Scorpio, sometimes play is the re-creation of ourselves or simply an escape from reality. Hmmm...whatever, you need some. Take a pragmatic view of networking and your social sphere. Who is helping you do what? After a month in the limelight, new possibilities emerge. Get a strategy!

Sagittarius, the last few years were hard work and you're seen in a new light - which gets better everyday. Don't quit yet - except on what you don't want. Plan, then spend time and energy until the new year consolidating opportunities you do want. Go to your roots and from there, fly!

Capricorn, talking about dreams and aspirations illuminate them. The best ones open far horizons in terms of philosophical beliefs. Know who your true friends are, especially in business. The best use of this moon is moving pragmatic goals ahead by doing the details. Make it real.

Aquarius, your values and self-worth are being reviewed. It's hard to get a hold of those concepts about yourself and easy to fall into illusions or fantasies about your true worth. Sometimes in knowing your closest partners' values you can see your own. Align yours and theirs.

Pisces, your moon and your ruler, Neptune, stand out front where all is revealed. You may feel vulnerable. You may find that vulnerability is both your strength and most endearing quality. Transparency enhances your position even in business. True partners align with you.

Aries, Mars moves from fire to earth and you have work to do. First, what burned itself out in the fire of Leo's clarity? What excesses, what ego-based goals? Your heart is burned clean. Choose goals wisely and upgrade your diet, exercise and sleep routines. You need a body to play the game.

Taurus, as practical as you are, you're a softy: supporting charities and a sucker for your family, especially your progeny. (This is our little secret.) Consider expanding your idea of family and children to other creative endeavors and collaborators? This is the lesson for the next two years.

Gemini, at the root, you're logical and confident in that ability. Your roots and standing in the community are up for reconsideration. As for your standing, don't fool yourself in either fantasy or disillusionment. You're extra sensitive to how you're seen. Remember trees grow from the roots up.

Cancer, intuitively you can sort real possibilities from fantasies even as you let dreams fly in the process of finding your next one. They must add to life in caring, practical ways. Leo's fire-storm cleared the view of your worth. That is still in process, but the outcome is a harvest and a foundation.

Leo, the trail you are blazing goes on for some time with more being revealed in who you are, how you present yourself and how you are received. What you value and what you bring to the table has never been clearer to you. Only invest where there is total alignment.





O Stars Above: Solar Eclipse - Pisces New Moon

A Tide Change

New moons represent initiation phases and a time to plant seeds for future harvest. Eclipses emphasis the moon's meaning. This Sunday's Pisces new moon eclipse (February 26 at 6: 58 am PST) comes with a twist. It is the last of a two-year series in Virgo and Pisces. Thus, it is a beginning and an end, a tide change.

Astrological processes use the symbols of planets circling the sun through starry constellations. We go around and around, season to season, year in and year out, day to night, and night to day, again and again. Astronomy shows that we are not orbiting the sun in a flat plane but in a spiral, and so hopefully, in astrological terms, each cycle offers a higher perspective of what it means to be a human, or a society, or even a civilization alive on one small planet for a short period of time.

Each sign outlines a lesson plan full of growth and regressions. From Aries through Scorpio, we focus on individual development and actions, but the last four signs, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces, shift to societal views and how we fit into the whole. If we haven't fully internalized the first eight signs, we find ourselves ill-equipped for the final four.

In Virgo/Pisces, the eclipses turned our attention to how our personal, earthly habits fit into an eternal view. We hold these two extremes within our small bodies. Do we ignore one at the expense of the other? Virgo represents the individual seed, Pisces the endless ocean: Virgo, doing, Pisces, being. How do we stretch ourselves between today and eternity? After these lessons of the last two years, where do you find yourself today? What seeds of endless love and compassion are you planting for tomorrow - in your personal life and society?

Horoscopes February 27 to March 12

Pisces, if your life was a poem, what would the image be? You stand at the gate between your inner world and out...there. Pieces you were missing have come home to your heart giving your feet a solid place to stand where you can create your vision and transfer it to the outer. Halljeluha!

Aries, your dream world may be inundated with images and symbols even as you are ramming the gates of what you desire, love and will no longer deny. Pay attention for inner direction and expect sudden, unexpected change. Do not hurt yourself or others but focus on balance with true partners.

Taurus, you may look calm and collected but your cauldron is double, double toil and trouble. You can only plod along so long until an over-heated need bubbles up. Yours may have to do with wanting a love partner, someone (a work colleague?) who gets what a hot commodity you are!

Gemini, your Mercury joins a tribe in Pisces and suddenly, logic is out the window. Let it or it will be a rough ride while subconscious material bubbles up in public ways. Emotions, obsessive compulsive thoughts, living in two worlds at one time? It is the best of times. It is the worst of times.

Cancer, you could join a convent, or an ashram. At least, take a trip or a spa day. Emotions are awashin' you clean and fillin' your heart with hope. Don't take on too much for others. Pick your personal target and commit. Work is rambunctious, full of sturm und drang (egos). Stay true to you!

Leo, have you heard the expression “Give him enough rope to hang himself?” Be wary of doing yourself in as psychological material pops out like boils on your face where everyone can see. Even those you thought you could trust are acting crazy. Take a retreat - where no one knows you!

Virgo, radical forgiveness may be in store for yourself and dearly beloved one. Kindness and compassion go far towards making amends. Lists and agendas drop by the wayside. Meanwhile, tax or financial matters need action now. Don't give yourself up to hold on to friendships. Find better friends.

Libra, build kindness, compassion, imagination and intuition into your daily life. Otherwise, you feel fuzzy and unsure, you collect the unreliable, maybe even explosive. True partners and collaborators are your goal – people to see you through the next 12 years. Cherish yourself - outloud.

Scorpio, creativity, romance, FUN! Just go do it even if it makes no sense whatsoever! Revitalize your daily life. Get seriously active. Hang-glide, Zumba, rollerblade, shake it and move it before your nervous system explodes. This is a time to trust your intuition and risk the right action.

Sagittarius, you can be far thinking but at your root is not philosophy, dogma or adventure for adventure's sake. It is the great pearl of spiritual wisdom: compassion. It starts at home and if you can't feel it, look to your childhood. Your soul is undergoing a deep healing. Sit down and stare at the horizon.

Capricorn, transformation comes in chit-chat, bits and pieces, poems, images, songs, gossip, hints, mirrors, down-time. One small bit after another - a huge collage. Stand back to see the picture. It is not a five-year plan, another certification. It is the song of the collective – echoing in your heart.

Aquarius, without a baptism, utopian visions cater only to the few. This is the cleansing of your sense of self and your values. It is not fuzzy thinking – you are moving from head to heart. A fifteen-inch shift that can rock your world. Put your hand on your heart and feel it. Revolutionary!


Stars Above Kitsap/First Week in March

Energetically speaking, we are running alongside that old Kitsap Peninsula joke: “If you don’t like the weather, wait a bit and it will change!”

The water sign Pisces is in play, but fire, air and earth want to play, too. We’ll get a different flavor in the Piscean waters on an every-other-day basis as the moon rotates through the signs.

The full moon in Virgo highlights how caught up we can be in the material, outer world and how we can miss our inner worlds available through the arts, spirit and dreams. If you are feeling victimized (Pisces) because you are “the only one around here who does any ‘real’ work” (Virgo), well, your “real work” is to find a balance between the two worlds. Intuitive insights show where real world efforts can be most effective.

Usually, Pisces brings a meditative mood to March. But the two week chart features a fiery trio with a rambunctious Ram (Aries), a roaring Lion (Leo), and a galloping Centaur (Sagittarius) leading the parade — which could easily turn into a fire storm. Little fish (Pisces) will have to wiggle fast to keep up with Virgo’s daily demands while still finding pools of quietude where we can conjure up compassion for the slips we are bound to make.

It’s a conundrum — neither Pisces or Virgo, but Pisces and Virgo. Figuring this dilemma out is well worth the effort. Otherwise, we are doomed — too idealistic to live in a world that is so much hard work. Somehow, our hearts and mind must merge and create a new reality.

March 5-20
Note: If you know your rising sign, read it too.

Pisces, this is not a time for sacrifice or a pity party. In fact, bank on your self-esteem and ask for what you are worth. Your muse works to bring you into the spotlight. Don’t be shy — teach us how to act on our compassion.

Aries, Venus and Mars — the lovers — are stomping out an intense tango on top of that revolutionary Uranus, who is primed for a huge scene on March 16. Energies are lined up for action. Focus, be strategic and don’t screw it up, baby! Loose cannons need not apply.

Taurus, your Venus is dancing that explosive tango behind the scenes in your chart. Normally, it’s hard to get a bull to moo-ve, but a high level of anxiety and stirred up emotions could trip your trigger. Raging bulls can be self-destructive, so be a Ferdinand if at all possible (stop and smell the roses). Breathe through your nose, stomp hooves as needed.

Gemini, just hanging out with your peeps doing the daily run-here-run-there is cool but a reality check with your bestie is needed to get back to your ideals. At work, Pisces is too illogical, and at home Virgo is too fussy. It’s fun. It’s a strain. Or both. There’s that Gemini twins thingy.

Moon-ruled Cancer, you see the fire trio as the three Stooges, way too rambunctious, especially at work, but take an assertive risk or clean up their mess. Swim off in the Piscean tides to a warm beach or a cozy condo — somewhere you can go soft and fuzzy. A warm bath, a meditation retreat, a romance novel?

Leo, move out, way out of your comfort zone and give your new direction a test run even if it isn’t perfect yet. The applause inspires you to keep going. Still, you need quiet to figure out how to leverage your small successes business-wise. Flow and feel your way along to the next step.

Virgo, in your moon disguise, even you get mushy. What is your partner doing? Is it time to institutionalize someone or is this their idea of romance? Fortunately, your forward thinking and what happens in the honeymoon suite stays there. Fifty shades of what?

Libra, the Mars/Venus tango intensity ramps up in your most sensitive area — marriage and best friends. It’s exciting, stressful and unseemly! Sometimes kicking up a little dust clears the air — and then you can make up. Remember your body is your temple. It needs a peaceful approach. Relax.

Scorpio, Mars in Aries ignites innovation behind the scenes at work leading to good luck professionally. Play, arts and crafts, children can energize you. Add that to a serious need for spontaneity and dynamic activity to break up your daily routine and, hi-ho, a hike, anyone?

Sagittarius, there is a difference between spouting philosophy and speaking your truth. If you know your truth, it has power behind it and people are noticing. If you don’t, you have a cycle ahead of discovering what star you want to shoot for. Creative, fun time at home is well spent.

Evolve or die, Capricorn. It sounds so dramatic but something in you knows the imperative of which is spoken here. Your heart and soul need this change. Be assertive, surprise yourself and trust this slow process. Music, a romantic comedy, heartfelt talks can lift your spirits.

Aquarius, this moon crosses your money axis.Words create change — think of Thomas Jefferson and his, “We, the people,” which sounded pretty crazy at the time. Your original ideas can inspire new directions in groups, large and small, close and casual. Where do you want to lead?