Friday, June 29, 2012


This in-between-worlds feeling has been with us for a few days now. A friend of mine wrote last night that it feels like we have been "unplugged from one matrix or power source and not plugged into a new one yet."

Whether you call it being in "limbo" or "the void," it's at least helpful to know others are feeling it, too! And that it's a positive indicator of the leaps forward we're making, and that we'll soon be entering a(nother) new phase ...

Relax, breathe, and enjoy the space in between...

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sweet cravings and aimlessness

I've been wondering why, with Pluto and Uranus being so energized right now, I've been feeling rather aimless today. Having finished the Journal early in the day, I've found it very hard to feel inspired to do anything of a practical nature -- even though there's plenty, as always, that could be done.

Then I realized that I might be feeling the effects of the Neptune-Jupiter square, exact on Monday (tomorrow). There's a certain fogginess that accompanies any Neptune transit, and at least a little laziness often associated with Jupiter. Voila!

Plus, the two planets together could also be to blame for the amplified sweet tooth I'm experiencing this afternoon and evening. Sweets are one of those ways we treat ourselves when we want to feel good or escape reality for a while (Neptune) and there's less discipline when Jupiter is involved.

Good thing Saturn is also strong right now, being stationary. Otherwise, I might very well be in line at See's Candies...

Friday, June 22, 2012

Going where no one has gone before

Because I view most (if not all) of life as a reflection of what's going on other levels, I was especially excited to see the top story on today. Here are the first couple of paragraphs:
June 22, 2012: For nearly 35 years, NASA’s Voyager 1 probe has been hurtling toward the edge of the solar system, flying through the dark void on a mission unlike anything attempted before. One day, mission controllers hope, Voyager 1 will leave the solar system behind and enter the realm of the stars—interstellar space.
That day may be upon us. "The latest data from Voyager 1 indicate that we are clearly in a new region where things are changing quickly," says Ed Stone, Voyager project scientist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. "This is very exciting. We are approaching the solar system's final frontier."
This story stands out to me because this news comes within two days of the first Pluto-Uranus square, which is meant to break us free from old paradigms and perspectives. If Voyager is really about to enter interstellar space, from where it will send back to Earth all kinds of new information about what has been previously beyond our understanding—what that symbolizes for us as spiritual humans is pretty profound, and very exciting.

For the rest of the story on the NASA Science News website, click here.

Interesting, too, that 1977, when Voyager 1 was launched, was the year that Chiron was discovered. Chiron is situated (most of the time) between Saturn and Uranus, and represents our bridge to the transpersonal planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto). As we heal the wounds that Chiron symbolizes, we are enabled to cross that bridge into higher consciousness.

Exciting, doncha think?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

And a New Moon, too!

Yes, there's a New Moon this week, too! It occurs in late degrees of Gemini at 8:02am PDT on Tuesday, June 19.

As with all New Moons, this lunation marks a time of beginnings. In Gemini, those beginnings may involve new ways of communicating, teaching, or networking. It is time to allow ourselves to think in new ways, to recognize the thought patterns that keep us in fear or limitation, and to embrace a different way of viewing reality.

The Sabian symbol for the New Moon reads:
"The first mockingbird of spring: The creative exuberance of the human soul in response to basic life experiences."
Amidst all of the pressure from Pluto, Uranus, and Saturn, this New Moon reminds us of the joy that is to be found in the simple experiences -- hearing a bird sing, watching the clouds move through the sky, feeling the warmth of the sun on our faces. Be sure to allow yourself these small, but healing touches throughout the coming week.



Friday, June 15, 2012

Incoming CMEs posted this entry this morning:
INCOMING CMES: On June 14th, for the second day in a row, sunspot AR1504 erupted and hurled a CME toward Earth. The fast-moving (1360 km/s) cloud is expected to sweep up a previous CME and deliver a combined blow to Earth's magnetic field on June 16th around 10:16 UT.
CMEs are waves of energy that are released by the Sun -- when they are directed toward Earth, we usually experience aurora borealis, and fluctuations in other energy fields on the planet -- including our own! And, it looks like we'll be getting the effects of two waves at the same time late tonight and into tomorrow.

So, if we feel a bit unsteady on our feet, at least we have a reason. We'll be in the midst of integrating and adapting to another wave of high-vibrational energy and information, on various levels of our beings.

Surf's up!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Venus before the transit

As Venus nears her transit of the Sun today, we get a rare view of the planet as a ring of light. Here's one photo, from Rob of Liverpool, UK:
Pretty spectacular! You can see more photos from other parts of the world on the website today.

Enjoy the transit, wherever you may be.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Big days ahead

We have a lot going on over the next few days. In addition to the Lunar Eclipse on Monday, Neptune stationing retrograde on the same day, and the Venus-Sun occlusion on Tuesday, there's a large coronal hole that's just opened up on the Sun:
As the Sun rotates, that hole will be lined up with Earth, and we'll start receiving the solar winds it is releasing. According to, this should be sometime June 5-7 (next Tuesday through Thursday).

So, energetically speaking, a lot to work with! Be gentle with yourself during this time, get plenty of sleep, get some exercise to keep the energy moving, and eat root vegetables for grounding (carrots, beets, potatoes, etc.)