Aug 2, 2020

Aquarius Full Moon 🌌 – Uranus in Taurus + Cryptocurrency w/ Robbie Donaldson

Aquarius Full Moon 🌌
I hope. I evolve. I inspire.
 
 Aquarius Full Moon – 11° 26'
August 3, 2020 at 8:58am PST 
 
 

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Mars: Divine Ambition
'An intuitive journey of self-realization'

 

To fully understand the impact of the year 2020 from an astrological perspective it is important to take into consideration the planet Mars. At home in the sign of Aries for the entire second half of 2020, we are gifted the opportunity to get intimate with this fiery planet of action.

 

In this workshop download, we will dive deep into Mars’ archetypal symbolism. Learn how Mars encourages us (both as individuals and in the collective) to evolve through the shadow manifestations of violence, aggression and war – and into the higher attributes of courage, self-realization, and radical love.

 

In my own practice, I refer to Mars as the planet of Divine Ambition. If you’re longing to ground down into a deeper understanding of soul-centered Mars through ritual and learning, then this Workshop Download is for you. During our time, you will discover how to utilize the energy of Mars to harness your cardinal birth rights. Mars is here as an ally to empower us to show up as individuals to this life – bigger, bolder, and more aligned with our innate capacity to create new life in alignment with the evolution of our planet.

 

 

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Jul 19, 2020

Cancer New Moon + Mars in Aries

Cancer New Moon 🌊
I process. I reset. I return back home.
 

This Cancer New Moon closes out eclipse season and marks the official end of the Cancer/Capricorn Nodal Axis – both the end and the initiation of an 18 year cycle. There have been massive opportunities for karmic release over the past year and half around Cancer and Capricorn themes. This New Moon acts as a moment to reflect on these transitions as we pass the threshold of this final Cancerian release. Whatever upgrades and shifts you've experienced in your life begin to settle into place. Now is a time for processing the changes occurring in your life and in the collective. Allow whatever emotions want to arise to surface. Imagine them like waves swelling upon the shore. 

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 New Workshop Download

Mars: Divine Ambition
'An intuitive journey of self-realization'

To fully understand the impact of the year 2020 from an astrological perspective it is important to take into consideration the planet Mars. At home in the sign of Aries for the entire second half of 2020, we are gifted the opportunity to get intimate with this fiery planet of action.

From an esoteric perspective, the tarot year card for the year 2020 is the Emperor – Aries Soul Growth. The Emperor and Mars remind us to acknowledge the harm of our brutal past and to educate ourselves in areas of social justice as we move forward.

In this workshop download, we will dive deep into Mars’ archetypal symbolism. Learn how Mars encourages us (both as individuals and in the collective) to evolve through the shadow manifestations of violence, aggression and war – and into the higher attributes of courage, self-realization, and radical love.

In my own practice, I refer to Mars as the planet of Divine Ambition. If you’re longing to ground down into a deeper understanding of soul-centered Mars through ritual and learning, then this Workshop Download is for you. During our time, you will discover how to utilize the energy of Mars to harness your cardinal birth rights. Mars is here as an ally to empower us to show up as individuals to this life – bigger, bolder, and more aligned with our innate capacity to create new life in alignment with the evolution of our planet.

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Jul 4, 2020

Capricorn Lunar Eclipse 🏔️

Capricorn Full Moon Lunar Eclipse 🏔️
I build. I rest. I recover.
  • Capricorn Lunar Eclipse
  • Capricorn + the Mountain
  • 'Devil' as the soul-growth card for Capricorn
  • Saturn Rx re-enters Capricorn
  • Understanding Pluto in Capricorn
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Jun 20, 2020

Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse 🦀 – Understanding the Gemini-Cancer Cusp 🦋🐚

I feel.  I nurture.  I cradle.

The Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse this weekend is special, as it is the last Eclipse of a series in the sign of Cancer – fateful realignments with home and family. In order to fully understand the invitation of this eclipse portal, it is important to connect with the Gemini North Node 29° and it’s relationship to the Cancer New Moon 0°.

🦋 The Butterfly is a beautiful image to help connect us to Gemini. The Butterfly is a sacred symbol for Gemini: light + ethereal, Divine Messenger, social and connected to the immediate surroundings, and an migration activist symbol of freedom of movement + hope (check the ♊️Emoji Story Archives for more on this). 🦋 Butterfly is also a sacred symbol that helps to build a bridge to understanding our next sign in the Zodiacal Wheel — Cancer. Butterflies are often used at memorials and funerals to commemorate the passing of a loved one. Even at my own grandmother’s funeral, we all wore Butterfly pins to connect us to her spirit and love of nature + gardening. Cancer connects us to our grandparents, messages from ancestors, and the grief of loved one’s passing.

On this Cancer New Moon, feel into the invitation of coming Home to yourself, while also sensing into the initiation of fateful realignments with the Gemini North Node. In this podcast episode, I talk about the life and work of Cosmic Cousin’s ‘Queen of Cancer’ and how we can use her art to help us feel into the embodiment of Cancer, while also exploring the energy of Gemini. In her work she often paints butterflies 🦋 and even has a self-portrait of herself as Twins. Her Venus + Pluto are in Gemini.

If you found this helpful please like, share, and comment. Blessings!

 

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Jun 5, 2020

Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse 🏹 – ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protests

This podcast episode is dedicated to the 'Black Lives Matter' Global Protests occurring in our world. For those of you protesting, I hope you are staying safe. For those of you who are not, I hope the information provided allows you deeper insight into the energy of these times.
 
Due to the wrongful murder of George Floyd and many others, it's important to say right out that the Cosmic Cousins Community supports 'Black Lives Matters' and stands in solidarity against racial injustice and police violence. In accordance with 'Amplify Melanated Voices', I am not posting any original content to instagram: June 1 - 7.  Instead, I am sharing work and information from Black  + BIPOC activists and healers who are speaking directly from their lived experience. If you are seeking resources on ways to be more involved, I encourage you to visit the Story Archives on my instagram for more information.
 
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Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse
 
Fires of Great Change
 
Eclipse energy offers a time of heightened emotional awareness with opportunities for exponential growth and evolution. During this portal, life can feel like it is moving at a more rapid pace. Sudden new insights into the world around us come flooding through, gifting us the extra encouragement to release outdated modes of existence no longer in alignment with the evolution of our planet. Simultaneously, the energy available to us offers us an equal opportunity to push us toward expanding beyond our comfort zone.

 

During Gemini Season we become very conscious of contradictions within our immediate surroundings. The Sagittarius Full Moon seeks to balance the duality of Gemini by expanding our perception of reality to include the entire global stratosphere through collective vision. What started out as a protest in the Twin Cities (Gemini the twins) has now sparked a revolution around the world (Sagittarius the world traveler). So far, all 50 states plus 18 countries have participated in the 'Black Lives Matter' protests making it the largest Civil Rights Movement in the world to date.

This particular Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse starts off a year and a half cycle of Eclipses along the Gemini/Sagittarius Axis. The last time we experienced this axis was during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center: The Twin Towers (Gemini) – World Trade (Sagittarius). This invites us back to themes of this time period. For instance, the United States' police force acquired military grade equipment because of the terrorist attacks of 9-11. Now, we are revisiting this theme, with much discussion around how arming our police with more powerful weapons has led to more violence against Americans. 

As the first Sagittarius Eclipse in a series, this eclipse offers us a clue into the themes that will carry us through 2021. Fateful realignments occur along the Sagittarius-Gemini axis. This shifts the "usual" invitation of the Sagittarius Full Moon. Instead of a focus on the big picture vision, it indicates a major opportunity to release outdated Sagittarian energy. With the South Node in Sagittarius, we may experience a pull toward the shadow of this archetype.

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Lower Manifestations of Sagittarius

Sagittarius in a lower form can be heated, argumentative, and ignorant to other's world views. We may experience individuals exuding low-form Sagittarian traits at this time (especially during the Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse). We can expect aggressive tendencies, restlessness, erratic behavior, and even violence. We may exude these qualities within ourself, so be mindful of anger. If you feel your blood boiling, come back to mindfulness through your breath within your immediate surroundings.

Sagittarius rules over religion, philosophy, and higher education. Many people may be falling into outdated dogmatic religious and world views, while we also have the opportunity to clear out old limiting beliefs around these themes. If you are coming from a religious perspective, do not push your agenda. Now is not the time to preach. If you have received an education from an institution of "higher learning", how are you utilizing your degrees to further advance your neighborhood and immediate surrounding toward greater social understanding and intellect?

Sagittarius, the archer, is optimistic and idealistic, aiming its arrow toward a uniting philosophical or spiritual goal. However, the Sagittarius South Node indicates a heavy pull toward blind idealism and "spiritual bypassing". This can be problematic as it does not address the facts presented within one's own immediate surroundings. I have witnessed this lower form Sagittarian trait by observing white New Age spiritualist posting pictures of themselves at a waterfall with their crystals, while in reality the world around us is showing up to protest racial discrimination and police brutality for social change.

Sagittarius is connected to world travel and global affairs. With a global pandemic as a backdrop to global riots, we may also find new information or evolutions reveal itself in relationship to Covid-19. With the South Node in Sagittarius, we also can expect major changes and releases with global affairs and travel. On a very literal level, the Sagittarius South Node indicates little to no world or longterm travel, with an emphasis toward short-term immediate travel (Gemini). Perhaps the Sagittarius South Node will finally encourage us to release outdated energy we have as a collective toward air pollution and frivolous travel?

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How is this Lunar Eclipse affecting the United States?

For the United States of America, the Gemini-Sagittarius Axis is important. Using July 4, 1776 at 4:50pm as the birth time, this makes the U.S.A a Sagittarius Rising with Uranus and Mars in Gemini in the 7th House. As a nation the U.S is encouraged in a fateful direction toward radical change (Uranus) and activism (Mars), particularly as it relates to duality (Gemini) and the Other (7th House). This duality is reflected in issues arising around racial divides, political party lines, and socialism vs. capitalism. The goal of Gemini is to build bridges between duality through change. The United States does this through collaboration and partnership.

Interestingly enough, the United States' president Donald Trump has major energy along this astrological axis. Donald Trump is a Gemini Sun with a Sagittarius Moon, indicating a year and a half of major eclipse change for the Nation's 45th President. The Sagittarius Solar Eclipse this December is at the 23°, and Donald Trump's Sun is at the 22° of Gemini, and his Moon is at the 21° of Sagittarius. In Ancient Astrology, astrologers would look to a Nation's leader to determine the fate/karma of it's people. The eclipse this December indicates the culmination of a deep karmic release for the president (such as an impeachment) and for the Nation's people. This eclipse season offer clues around changes in leadership in the United States.

For the U.S., and the whole world, the Gemini North Node continually beckons us to go toward building bridges between duality. This encourages white people to listen to the view points of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. For those individuals who have experienced discrimination because of racism, the Gemini North Node encourages you to speak up, to write and share your point of view. For those individuals who have not, the Gemini North Node asks you to acknowledge this through reading, journaling, discussion, education, and learning.

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Mars in Pisces

Another major aspect important to consider is Mars in Pisces 15° – forming a T-SQUARE with Gemini Sun 15° and Sagittarius Moon 15°. When two or more planets form a 90° angle this is called a SQUARE. This type of aspect is considered to be full of tension, with the potential for a major breakthrough. When planets form a T-SQUARE, it indicates that share modality. All three of these planets are Mutable signs, indicating change and adaptability.

Mars is the planet of Divine Action and rules over activism, physical activity, and ambition. Pisces is the sign of Universal Compassion, peace, and the end of karmic cycles. As a Collective Water sign, Pisces connects us to the emotions of groups of people. We feel this reflected in the peaceful protesting taking place (Pisces Mars), while also a deep well of emotion that has been building for centuries is coming to a head.

With Pisces Mars forming a SQUARE with the Gemini Sun, this creates an atmosphere for tension with words and communication, while also the opportunity for breakthrough. The information we are receiving around duality (Gemini Sun) is coming up to a stand off with the action we are ready to take for karmic release and peace. Pisces Mars also SQUARES the Sagittarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. A sudden spark of realization, the great fires of change, the deeper desire for a more expansive uniting vision (Sagittarius Eclipse) forms tension with the deeply emotional and spiritual warrior energy of the Pisces Moon.

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Gemini North Node

With the North Node in Gemini, this is the direction we are heading for evolution over the next year and a half. So although we have a Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse, we are reminded to reorient toward Gemini. For some, this may have us focusing on the children in our lives and their education. For others of us, perhaps we are working on writing and sharing information, while others may be utilizing their multi-tasking skills to organize within their neighborhoods. Looking at the Gemini-Sagittarius axis in your own birth chart will help to offer you clues into how this might manifest for you. This particu If you would like help reflecting on this from an esoteric soul-centered astrological perspective, I would be honored to connect with you through a deep-dive astrological reading.

Question for reflection: how might we call upon Sagittarius to help us aim in a conscious direction towards hope for the future? How might we better use the fuel of Sagittarius to activate the Gemini North Node? How are we swiftly adapting to our ever changing immediate surroundings by connecting to our neighborhood through social engagement? How might we stay better informed and connected? Gemini reminds us to build bridges between duality. If you have a spiritual practice, how are you directing that toward your neighborhood? How are you utilizing your philosophies to build bridges between duality?

Sagittarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Blessings to you all!
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Today, Gemini Sun + Moon are TRINE Saturn Rx in Aquarius. This is a powerful + harmonious time to receive information to review our commitments + responsibility.

The Saturn Lessons Workshop Download was released in ritual on May 11 (the day Saturn stationed Rx). But the information provided within is timeless! If you are looking to deepen your connection to this planet, it is available for purchase. It ended up being FIVE HOURS, not 3 hours, and is accompanied with a 95-page PDF.

The Saturn Lessons Workshop Download is set at its final price of $75 and will be available indefinitely on my website at this Fixed Rate. Click here to learn more.

 
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May 22, 2020

Gemini New Moon ☯️ – I ponder. I process. I write.

Gemini New Moon

I ponder.  I process.  I write.

 

Can you cradle Darkness with Light? The Gemini New Moon is upon us. Today and this weekend offers us a time to recover and restore. We are invited inward into a place of adaptability. As the world around us continues to take new shape, simply notice what emotions this has brought up for you. Gemini energy may have us wanting to socially scatter, yet the New Moon beckons us to use this time to ponder.

What movement and changes have been brought into your life? What synchronicities and chance happenings have you encountered? Do you feel a certain charge of alignment with those individuals who have come into your life? Have you met your other Self? What new you is emerging at this time? Gift yourself space to process your ever changing reality through writing, journaling, lyricism, or spoken-word.

Gemini connects us to polarities. The contradictions in the world are illuminated over these 30 days. This New Moon is the time to get really clear on your own Truth within duality. Beyond the buzzing information and misinformation, what are you left with? Be mindful of the podcasts, media, and news sources you are engaging with. Be curiously discerning with who you interact with socially and intellectually. What starts out as an innocent conversation, can spin around into a space of confusion. Remember, Gemini can be a trickster.

Gemini asks, "should we go this way? or that way?" Gemini responds to its own question, "I think...both ways?"  In a lower-form, we may find ourselves becoming split, traveling in entirely two different directions. We may say something untruthful to subconsciously create division of the Heart. Or perhaps we agree to something out of alignment, and as soon as the coast is clear, we run off!
 "Now you see me, now you don't".

Gemini the Twins – the Divine Messengers – often bring us new information. As our Mutable Air sign, the messages can often be surprising, contradicting, and even life changing. In my own life, I have received disheartening news, and there is nothing I can do with this information but to simply be. I have also met new neighbors (Gemini rules over the neighborhood) who also traveled up to Mount Shasta from Los Angeles. There are two of them, like twins, and they are younger, inviting me into a place of innocent presence and play. Tonight we are playing a board game, and they are the first people I have hung out with since before the pandemic. I feel heavy. I feel light. Gemini is duality. How can we hold them both?

"Poverty stole your golden shoes, But it didn't steal your laughter, And heartache came to visit me, But I knew it wasn't ever after” – Jewel (Gemini Sun + Moon).

Go on a walk with your contradictions. Play patty-cake with your Truth. Dance with all of the information and messaging you are receiving both from within and without. Then bring it into harmony. Gemini rules the hands – an extension of our Heart. Bring both sides of yourself together in a prayer position. Propose a marriage between Yin & Yang. When you bring together the contradiction of Self, a loving presence and understanding of Truth emerges.

On this Gemini New Moon, anchor in your uncertainty. Reach out and embrace the world from a place of Truth. Open yourself up to being a loving channel of Divine Communication – build bridges between duality.

I ponder. I process. I write.

Gemini New Moon Blessing to you all!

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Today, Gemini Sun + Moon are TRINE Saturn Rx in Aquarius. This is a powerful + harmonious time to receive information to review our commitments + responsibility. .

The Saturn Lessons Workshop Download was released in ritual on May 11 (the day Saturn stationed Rx). But the information provided within is timeless! If you are looking to deepen your connection to this planet, it is available for purchase. It ended up being FIVE HOURS, not 3 hours, and is accompanied with a 95-page PDF.

The Saturn Lessons Workshop Download is set at its final price of $75 and will be available indefinitely on my website at this Fixed Rate. Click here to learn more.

 
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May 6, 2020

Scorpio Full Moon 🥀 – I harness. I release. I transform.

Scorpio Full Moon

I harness.  I release.  I transform.

Heightened emotion and psychic receptivity. Long kept secrets revealed. This Scorpio Full Moon will likely dig up some Deeper Truths. If these new discoveries are painful or bring up uncomfortable emotions, trust that whatever arises is meant to be illuminated for the evolution and realignment of you.

In the world around us, this Scorpio Full Moon may have us all feeling a bit more intense or sensitive, as we are highly attuned to unseen forces at play. This makes us quite adept in our ability to peer into the mysteries of it all. New information is likely to emerge around themes of sexuality and power, particularly as it relates to government, authority, career, and the environment (Scorpio's ruling planet Pluto is in Capricorn). 

Be mindful of who you interact and engage with around these topics. You may be more magnetically drawn toward outdated patterns: self-sabotage, drugs and alcohol, power dynamics, sexual compulsion, co-dependency, obsession, conspiracy, secrecy and even manipulation. With sharp discernment and precision, consciously focus your energy on healing. By doing so, you hold space (Fixed) for the emotional transformation (Water) to occur. *Use the 'King of Cups' in the tarot to meditate on the Fixed Water embodiment.

The Fixed Water modality of the Scorpio Full Moon can have of us holding on to emotion. This lower vibration of Fixed Water manifests as depression, repressed rage, jealousy, holding grudges, seeking revenge, or trying to gain control or power over our emotions. If this is the case, spend time with or around water to help you release any stagnation. We may also be more susceptible to storing other people's emotions or energies. Be weary of "energy vampires" or toxic individuals or environments. Practice spiritual hygiene. Set clear boundaries. Be sure to cleanse your space and call upon assistance from your guides.

What parts of yourself are ready to die? Tune in and acknowledge these parts. But be gentle. Death is a slow and sensual process. Find a healthy outlet for processing the grief of this death-rebirth cycle. Ritual, ancestral work, altar building, tarot reading, journaling, therapy, deep conversations with a trusted friend, sexual healing, and ceremonial expression like painting, poetry, chanting, or music are all highly recommended at this time.

This is also a great time to be alone. Scorpio energy invites us into a more internal landscape. What would Georgia O'Keeffe do? (Cosmic Cousin's 'Queen of Scorpio'). O'Keeffe left New York City and moved to the middle of the desert where she transformed her grief into beautiful portraits of bones, landscapes, and flowers–reflecting on themes of Life & Death. Allow her life to be a metaphor of how to navigate the energies of the Full Moon. Deepen your esoteric studies or creative pursuits. Engage with and honor the four elements. Light a candle. Take a bath. Massage your body. Take deep breathes. If able, spend time in nature. She is here to help us with this transformation. Blessed be!

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“SATURN LESSONS: COMMIT TO YOUR HIGHER-SELF” 

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In my own practice, I refer to Saturn as the “Planet of Spiritual Adult-ing”. Saturn’s placement in your Birth Chart will indicate where soul-growth occurs throughout your lifetime, encouraging you to step up to the podium of your “Higher Self”.

I believe this workshop to be quite timely, as Saturn has now moved into the Collective Air sign of Aquarius. We have strongly been feeling this transition globally, as the world has shifted due to Covid-19.

Saturn in Aquarius is an invitation for us to commit to humanity, take responsibility for community, and to use the internet like an adult. Aquarius also rules over astrology, offering us a deeper invitation toward engaging with astrology as a tool to be taken seriously.

If you are longing to go deeper with Saturn, this workshop is for you. In this 3-hour Download we cover + review the following:

  • The mythology of Saturn
  • Saturn as the ‘Higher Self’
  • Saturn + Tarot Ritual
  • Saturn Return
  • Saturn Retrograde
  • Saturn in Aquarius 2020 - 2022
  • Saturn + Jupiter conjunction
  • Saturn through all 12-signs
All of this comes to you through a soul-centered holistic astrological perspective. This 3-hour Workshop Download is released on May 11, 2020. To find out why I chose this date intentionally, click here. Pre-enrollment is now open. Receive a discounted rate if you purchase on or before May 11, 2020.

What an honor to be here with you in this way! ⏳

 
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This Scorpio Full Moon would also be a wonderful time to dive deep into Black Moon Lilith themes of sexuality and rage. In this 4-hour Workshop Download – "BLACK MOON LILITH: Unleash the Queer Witch in Your Chart" – you will upgrade your current understanding of Black Moon Lilith. Learn how to utilize this placement in your chart as vocabulary to bring about deeper healing + insight to sexuality, queerness, mother, and parts of you repressed by our modern patriarchal society. 

 

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May 1, 2020

Beltane Tarot Ritual: Multi-media Meditation w/ Michael Anticoli + Claire Burgess of Fifth Spirit Tarot

Hey Cosmic Cousins!

In my own tarot practice, I use music to awaken a deeper connection to my intuition. In honor of Beltane, I present to you a multi-media tarot meditation collaboration with two incredibly gifted artists, both from different mediums.  Enjoy the music of Michael Anticoli (@michael.anticoli) paired with the art of Claire Burgess (@the.word.witch) from Fifth Spirit Tarot. How does the music deepen your connection to the tarot? I would love to hear from you.

Michael Anticoli is an incredible musician and is very prolific with his composing. He’s releasing an album for each of the four elements: Air, Water, Fire, and Earth. Michael always wanted to create his own Tarot deck, but he’s not as much as a visual artist as he is a sonic creator. So he thought to himself, "Why not make a sonic Tarot deck?"  Michael is a Taurus Sun, Gemini Moon, Scorpio Rising, and he says this about his work, “This is a meditation, a journey, the fruits of investigating my own inner archetypes, my own stories, my own experiences.  Not having lyrics attached to the work helps others listen to it and paint their own stories onto it, use it for their own divination and meditation.”

Claire Burgess is a queer and non-binary tarot reader, educator, illustrator, writer, podcaster, and witch. Claire is an Aquarius Sun, Gemini Moon, and Scorpio Rising. They're the person behind The Word Witch Tarot and the host of The Word Witch Podcast, and now of course, the Fifth Spirit, which is a modern and inclusive tarot deck for a world beyond binaries. This deck is truly remarkable. It’s images are vast and really speak to my queer heart, so I wanted to share it with you on today’s episode in an effort to support the kickstarter for Fifth Spirit Tarot.

You can check out my website, as well as my instagram @cosmic.cousins, where I will also be posting the images of Fifth Spirit Tarot as a video with Michael’s music in the background.

 

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Apr 22, 2020

Taurus New Moon: Hierophant Tarot Soul Growth, Understanding Uranus + Saturn

Taurus New Moon

I ground.  I nourish.  I share.

Earth Day brings us a beautiful Taurus New Moon. This offers us a time to go within and express gratitude for the practical and reliable in our lives. Some of the themes Taurus connects us to, include: agriculture, service occupations, manual labor, and anything else that we consistently rely on (but often overlook and take for granted because of Taurus' unwavering Fixed Earth dependability). This feels particularly resonant for us all right now.

In my own life, because of the precautions we are being asked to make due to COVID-19, I have (for the first time in my life) cooked all of my meals at home for over a month. This has slowed me down considerably. A new sense of awareness is emerging. I feel much more connected and grateful for all of the farmers and workers that help me stay nourished and grounded. Without them, I would not be able to support you through astrology. We are all so interconnected. 💚

This Taurus New Moon SQUARES (makes a 90° angle to) Saturn (responsibility, structure, and time) in Aquarius (community and interconnectedness). We may feel our capacity to ground, nourish, and enjoy is coming into conflict with the restrictions that have been placed on humanity.

For those of us who are more privileged, we are encouraged to realign with our most generous and humanitarian side: donating money, time, resources, or food to those in need. Last year on the podcast, we crowned Cher 'Queen of Taurus'. I find it quite appropriate the play on words: Cher and "share". Taurus is a sign of great charity, generosity, and altruism.

For those of us who may feel constricted or lacking, this New Moon could bring up deeper emotions around self-worth and lack thereof. Slower nourishing movement is encouraged.  Practical decisions that take stock and inventory of your resources are preferred. Now is a time to reintegrate simple, organic, or nature-based practices into your life.

This Taurus New Moon is also CONJUNCT (hanging out with) Uranus – the planet of radical change and revolution. There will likely be unexpected opportunities to evolve in exciting new ways. In a lower-form, Uranus is connected to urgent decisions. If the desire arises to make sudden and erratic choices, take a step back and reconnect with your body and breath. In a higher-form, Uranus inundates us with new information to propel us forward into a Future aligned with our ever-evolving Higher Self. I refer to this as "Cosmic Downloads".  Be open to progressive new thoughts and ideas, particularly in relationship to the more practical and reliable parts of your life.

When connecting with your body: breathe into your throat. Massage your neck. Relax your lips and jaw. Open your mouth and stretch out your tongue. Take gentle sweet care of your skin. These are all of the Taurean parts of the body. Taurus is also connected to all 5 senses, particularly sound. Hum a sacred tune. Listen to the world around you. Feel it in your body. Open yourself up to the radical unknown by grounding down in nature. All of these help to activate and awaken your 6th sense of Intuition. Taurus New Moon blessings to you all! If you'd like to learn more, there's a new podcast episode out today that goes deeper into all of these themes.

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NEW WORKSHOP DOWNLOAD
“SATURN LESSONS: COMMIT TO YOUR HIGHER-SELF” 

PRE-ENROLLMENT OPEN

Originally, I had planned on calling this workshop “Become your own Daddy”. However, every time I went to type this phrase out, I felt a strong “No.” So, I did as Saturn would inspire, I took a step back. I gave myself the space and time to reinvestigate my intentions for holding this workshop. I placed Saturn’s tarot card out, ‘The World’, and I dropped into a meditation. That’s when I heard the whisper: “Commit to your Higher Self”.
Traditionally, Saturn is the planet of restriction + limitation. Saturn’s themes include: responsibility, obstacles, hard work, commitment, authority, structures, tradition, old age, time, and yes, “daddy” or father.

In my own practice, I refer to Saturn as the “Planet of Spiritual Adult-ing”. Saturn’s placement in your Birth Chart will indicate where soul-growth occurs throughout your lifetime, encouraging you to step up to the podium of your “Higher Self”.

I believe this workshop to be quite timely, as Saturn has now moved into the Collective Air sign of Aquarius. We have strongly been feeling this transition globally, as the world has shifted due to Covid-19.

Saturn in Aquarius is an invitation for us to commit to humanity, take responsibility for community, and to use the internet like an adult. Aquarius also rules over astrology, offering us a deeper invitation toward engaging with astrology as a tool to be taken seriously.

If you are longing to go deeper with Saturn, this workshop is for you. In this 3-hour Download we cover + review the following:

  • The mythology of Saturn
  • Saturn as the ‘Higher Self’
  • Saturn + Tarot Ritual
  • Saturn Return
  • Saturn Retrograde
  • Saturn in Aquarius 2020 - 2022
  • Saturn + Jupiter conjunction
  • Saturn through all 12-signs
All of this comes to you through a soul-centered holistic astrological perspective. This 3-hour Workshop Download is released on May 11, 2020. To find out why I chose this date intentionally, click here. Pre-enrollment is now open. Receive a discounted rate if you purchase on or before Thursday, April 30.

What an honor to be here with you in this way! ⏳

 
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Apr 7, 2020

Libra Full Moon

Libra Full Moon

Justice Will be Served

I balance.  I relate.  I recalibrate.

 

Under the light of this Libra Full Moon, remember: everything happening in and around you is a balancing act bringing you and our planet into a deeper state of peace and harmony. If you resist the natural rhythms of this process, you may encounter frustration or irritation. Instead, how might you soften? Invite beauty into your life. 

You can first start with yourself. Breathe the lunar light of the moon into your body. Visualize yourself in loving balance with both the Masculine + Feminine principles within and without. Take inventory. Have you been pushing yourself too hard? Do you need deeper rest and relaxation? Have you been holding yourself back? Or do you need to activate and stand-up in your life? 

Either way, this Libra Full Moon gifts you the opportunity to recalibrate. In what ways can you bring greater balance to your life? Be gentle with yourself. Slow-down and listen. Create space for a more harmonious relationship between the Active + Passive, Yin + Yang energies in your life. 

Aries Season inspires us to focus on our individual self. The Libra Full Moon is here to remind us that we cannot do this alone. Once you’ve recalibrated yourself, you’re ready to consider the Other. Reflect on your relationships and connections. Perhaps you write a list of the most sacred relationships in your life. How do they bring you a deeper sense of love and joy? Are your relationships balanced? This Libra Full Moon may bring hidden emotion up to the surface, shining a light to your interpersonal connections. 

If something needs to be communicated in relationship, the Full Moon is here to illuminate. If an opportunity naturally arises, trust in the eb and flow. However, you may find this is not the time to reach out or initiate conversation around these themes, as emotions may be heightened. Instead, it might be wise to simply witness the surge of energy arising within you. Pause, wait, reflect — feel into it all — what wants to be revealed? This is a great time to journal your deeper thoughts and emotions around relationships in your life. Do you need more space in relationship? Do you desire more intimacy, support, and connection? What Truths needs to be communicated in order to bring a more loving balance to your relationships? 

 

For those of us not in loving partnerships, this is the Full Moon to connect with your desire for deeper love and connection. Open yourself up to receiving. Allow the feeling of mutual respect, intimacy, and adoration to permeate your auric field. Connect with the love you feel for yourself. Feel the love of Spirit wash over you. Take time to reflect on the shifts you’ve made in your own life and how this is creating space for you to receive deeper love. If physical traits arise, let them go. Instead, focus on the desires and emotions underneath.

 

Once you’ve spent time with relationships, you’re ready to expand once more. The Libra Full Moon gifts us a bigger, more objective perspective. Aries Season hits the light switch on to our Conscious Awareness. Sometimes this can have us very intent on the immediate response, the here-and-now. Libra is here to remind us to take a more logical and detached approach. In its highest, Libra activates and awakens Peace, Justice and Liberation for All. 

 

Reflect on and visualize a world that is balanced and fair, where Justice is served at all costs. Invite greater clarity and discernment around these themes into your life. Connect with principals of Universal Truth. How are you using your life force to ensure equality for others? In what ways can you help bring greater balance to your community? Are you being called to take more action? Or are you being asked to slow down and reduce harm through quiet stillness?

 

If you are unsure, that is totally okay and actually quite aligned in Libra energy. Connect to Spirit instead. Open yourself up to messages from birds, particularly: the dove, owl, egret, swan or stork. Call upon the peaceful union of God and Goddess within and without. Place your Justice and Empress tarot cards out. Visualize a healing + harmonious world. Light a candle. Say this to yourself three times: “I am a conduit for Universal Peace and Love. Allow this energy to flow through me like pure water and white light.”

To learn more about the Libra Full Moon check out the latest 'Cosmic Cousins' podcast episode, released this morning. Libra Full Moon blessings to you all!

 

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