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Cathy Pagano is the author of a new book, "Wisdom's Daughters: How Women Can Change the World". Cathy trained at the C. G. Jung Institut-Zurich in dream interpretation, then got her M.A. in Counseling Psychology in Feminine Spirituality, and along the way became a certified Life Coach. As an astrologer and storyteller, she weaves the Cosmic Stories written in the stars and from The Bard's Grove, comments on emerging archetypal themes in movies.
Cathy works with the tools of the imagination - dreams, alchemy, myths, astrology, symbolic language, storytelling, ritual - to awaken the Soul's wisdom.
I believe that Americans are called to a higher consciousness at this point in our history. We are called on to live up to our ideals and create the country our forefathers imagined. Inner consciousness needs to be acted upon for social justice.
Cathy believes that our writers and artists must take up our responsibility to create art that inspires, teaches and heals our humanity.
Cathy writes about political, psychological/spiritual, and cultural issues.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Sagittarius New Moon 2013 (5 comments)
As the Sun emerges from the turbulent waters of Scorpio, we step into the fires of Sagittarius. The lessons that haunted us in Scorpio must now be forged in the fires of Sagittarius into arrows that lead us to our future. New knowledge needs new perspectives. We have to prepare ourselves with a new vision, because all of us are called to create a better future than patriarchy has planned for us. The key ingredient is belief!
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Taurus Full Moon, November 17, 2013 (2 comments)
We've just been through an emotional tsunami of energies this past month and everyone needs to recover their balance. What better way than to realize that the seasons bring us different gifts. This is the season of Death, when we can let down our hair, put up our feet and finally relax. That's what this season is all about--the fallow time of year when everything in Nature rests. Including us!
Monday, October 28, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Scorpio New Moon Solar Eclipse 2013 (1 comments)
The energy this week is intense. With Friday's 4th square between Pluto and Uranus, expect more revelations and breakdowns in government and finance. Personally, it's a time to let go of old paradigms and step into new realities, new stories. A solar eclipse signals a new start. In Scorpio, it's about finding new ways to relate to each other from the truth of our being, rather than the mask. And Happy Samhain--All Hallows.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Aries/Libra Full Moon Eclipse, October 18, 2013 (1 comments)
Lunar Eclipses mark the culmination of something started 19 years ago. 1994--NAFTA,LA earthquake, Rwanda genocide, Mandela elected,Republicans take both houses. What was happening in your life? Doubt astrology all you want--we live in cycles and what goes around comes around! First work on your relationships, then we'll work on transformation at the Scorpio Solar Eclipse in 2 weeks.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Emerging Archetypal Themes: The Scales of Libra and the Ancient Celts: Relationships for Grown-Ups. (1 comments)
Don't you think we need to look at our beliefs about marriage and romantic love and let go of the patriarchal view of monogamous relationships, whether gay or straight? If we want to see an example of how to conduct grown-up relationships, we have to go back about 3,000 years to the Celts. Their Brehon Laws recognized 10 different types of marriages, as well as legitimizing lovers. What do you think?
Monday, September 30, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Libra New Moon, October 4-5, 2013. (1 comments)
As we enter Fall in the northern hemisphere, we enter into the darkness of Winter, when we band together to survive. We are in a symbolic Winter, where we have to brave the dark to rediscover the light in the world. It's time to balance our own needs with the needs of everyone else. Libra can teach us how to be not only balanced, but also fair!
Sunday, September 15, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Pisces Harvest Moon & Autumn Equinox 2013 (3 comments)
Sometimes we have to step back so we can see where we've come from. At the Harvest Moon and Autumn Equinox, it's good to recognize what we've harvested this year--who we have become. We live in a matrix of cosmic revolution and evolution, where we now have to define what we value--especially how we value our work and money. It's time to start the EVOLUTION!
Saturday, August 31, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Virgo New Moon, September 5, 2013 (3 comments)
As summer winds down, we are called to look at what we've harvested this year. As a country, America still wants to go to war. No harvest there except death. But what have each one of us harvested this year? Have we done something for the good of our country, of each other, of the world? How have we contributed our talents to creating a more peaceful, just world? Bring in your harvest and rejoice at what you've achieved.
Friday, August 16, 2013 The Cosmic Story: 2nd Aquarius Full Moon, August 20, 2013 (2 comments)
The planets continue on their courses. The Sun and Moon dance to the rhythms of life. We here on Earth are part of that dance, whether we want to believe it or not. A revolution is building around the world, a revolution of peace and greater self-awareness and responsibility. We are in labor with the future. Let's not lose hope just because things are painful. Our hope is that we all go through this necessary transformation.
Sunday, August 4, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Leo New Moon, Aug. 6, 2013 (6 comments)
Anytime Leo comes into the picture, we know we're dealing with a sense of self-confidence, or the lack of it. Drama is one way to handle Leo energy. Playful responsibility is another. It's time to build a bonfire on the beach and chill out to the rhythm of the ocean waves, thanks to the continuing Water Trine. 'The universe turns differently when fire loves water.'
Thursday, July 18, 2013 The Cosmic Story: 1st Aquarius/Leo Full Moon 2013, Mercury Goes Direct. (1 comments)
The energy of change is in full swing. The old order is fighting back hard--which was expected--but now people are realizing how much work we have to do to change the world. And we will do it--never doubt it. By next year, America will rise up. We'll discuss this in future Cosmic Story newsletters. For now, personal change and healing are the goals. Shake off the patriarchy within so we can bring down the patriarchy outside
Friday, July 5, 2013 The July Cosmic Story 2013
July is going to be an interesting month astrologically. A beautiful and peaceful grand water trine combines with the feisty on-going Uranus/Pluto square to heal our wounds as we battle to bring a new vision to our society. The Cancer New Moon becomes part of the revolutionary and game-changing square, while the 1st of two Aquarian Full Moons reminds us that we don't have to do it alone.
Sunday, June 23, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Mercury Retrograde and July's Grand Water Trine (1 comments)
This summer holds blessings and challenges for all of us. Look at our world. If we don't stop it now, corporations will continue to control our politics, our environment and our financial system. So while we each have a responsibility to stand up for a different kind of world, we also need to relax and enjoy ourselves. This next month is a good time to do both.
Monday, June 3, 2013 June's Cosmic Story: Gemini New Moon June 8 & Capricorn Full Moon June 23, 2013 (1 comments)
During the summer months, I'm combining the New & Full Moon Cosmic Story into one article. So here are some of the cosmic happenings for June 2013. It's a time to change our thoughts and open up to our intuition and feeling. We will be dealing with the ongoing energies of the Uranus/Pluto square, the 60's energy of rebellion and rebirth. The Cosmic Story is meant to inspire us to hope, to imagine and to create anew.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse, May 24-25, 2013 (8 comments)
After the trauma of Monday's 3rd Uranus/Pluto square, this Friday's Sagittarius Full Moon Eclipse can help you let go of your old mindset--old categories are no longer viable. We all need a Mind shakeup, because we are no longer living the world we've been taught to expect. It's time to hone our left-brain logic and open to our right-brain imagination if we want to get through our cultural transformation.
Friday, May 17, 2013 The Cosmic Story: 3rd Uranus/Pluto Square--May 20, 2013 (6 comments)
Since the 60s, we have been traveling down the road of evolution and revolution. Hopefully we are heading toward greater compassion and enlightenment. The 3rd square between the planets that brought us the 60s is upon us. To make lasting changes in our society, we have to see and acknowledge the corruption of our corporate governments (Pluto in Capricorn) and then be brave enough to take a stand for change (Uranus in Aries).
Saturday, May 4, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Taurus New Moon Solar Eclipse 2013 (3 comments)
The 2nd of 3 eclipses is a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Taurus. Solar eclipses indicate a propitious time for new beginnings. Taurus is all about what we value and what we build. 'If you build it, they will come.' The question is, what's worth building? Once you know that, put your back into it!
Saturday, April 20, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Scorpio Lunar Eclipse, April 25, 2013 (1 comments)
The sky this next month is very active. We're gong to have a third--extra--eclipse and the third Uranus/Pluto square by the end of May. We have to step up our political action and our personal responsibility. This lunar eclipse in Taurus/Scorpio offers us a chance to release our dependence on 'things' and place more faith in each other. It's time to really look at our values and live them. Taurus says, 'if you build it. . .
Sunday, April 7, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Aries New Moon 2013: A New Birth (2 comments)
Saturday's conjunction of Venus & Mars with the Sun tells us it's time to become conscious of what we love and how we desire it. Wednesday's New Moon in Aries is the last of the beginning of the 2013 New Year. Who are you? Who do you want to be? It's time to look at yourself and decide. Are you a bit player in someone's B movie or are you the character who carries the story to its successful completion. Aries always leads.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Emerging Archetypal Themes: Aries, The Male Hero & Oz, The Great and Powerful (4 comments)
Believe it or not, Oz, the Great and Powerful is both fun and meaningful. Now if you men would only go see it and discover how the negative mother complex works in you to distort your feeling life, leaving you open to the witch within you. So many stories about witches are really about the feminine side of men in patriarchy. Women's witches are often good, like Glinda. Our negative father complex is what screws us up!
Monday, March 25, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Libra/Aries Full Moon, March 27, 2013 (3 comments)
This Libra Full Moon, the first full Moon of the Spring, has always been considered sacred. It marks sacred holidays, and along with Spring Equinox and next month's Aries New Moon,it marks the real beginning of 2013. This full Moon week has plenty of disruptive energy -- or if used properly, lots of energy for rebirth. Just as Spring is symbolized by the Dawn, so too, this full Moon marks a new beginning to the year.
Friday, March 8, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Pisces New Moon 2013 (2 comments)
With Pisces, we've come to the end of a long cycle. We're at the end of the Piscean Age, and isn't it interesting that the ultimate Piscean institution is in turmoil. We're also at the astrological end of 2012. This last New Moon is extra powerful, so choose wisely which seeds you want to plant. The resulting fruit that grows will indicate what your future holds. Make a wish in the next few days, as the old world slips away.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Virgo Full Moon 2013 (1 comments)
This week there's been a lot of energy shifts in the cosmos. Last Monday, the Sun went into Pisces & Saturn went retrograde. On Saturday, Mercury goes retrograde too! Again! And on Monday, we have our annual Virgo Full Moon. It's time to pay attention to our emotional body.
Friday, February 8, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Aquarius New Moon, February 9-10, 2013 (2 comments)
Each year on the Aquarius New Moon we also celebrate Chinese New Year. This year is the Year of the Water Snake, a time to shed some emotional skin. This Aquarius New Moon is a good time to plant new seeds for greater cooperation, independence and vision. To really do it right, we need to shed those skins!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Leo Full Moon 2013
The Cosmic Story is telling us to get down to business now with like-minded people. But don't forget the fun and creativity. Leo wants our political action to be both articulate and artistic. Participate in political rallies but don't forget the ART to get new people involved. Serious Fun is on the schedule for this full Moon.
Monday, January 7, 2013 The Cosmic Story: Capricorn New Moon, 2013 (2 comments)
Yes, we're still here after December 21, 2012! Who doubted it? This first new Moon of 2013 asks us to meditate on how we'll rebuild our culture. Who will step forward and shoulder the responsibility to create community, foster honesty in politics, save our environment, generate jobs, creativity and innovation. Don't look to the government to do it - it's up to each one of us. Role up your sleeves and let's get to work.
Friday, January 4, 2013 A Reply to Those Who Believe That Guns Will Protect Us. (33 comments)
The fallacy of thinking that we will lose our freedom if we can't own guns comes from the paranoid patriarchal fear of life. Why are Americans so afraid that we need guns to protect ourselves? Could it be that we're all cowards?
Friday, December 21, 2012 The End of the Mayan Calendar: A New Beginning (12 comments)
Tthe end of this Mayan Calendar on December 21, 2012 is not about the end of the world but about the simultaneous ending of all these calendars. They all turn over at once and come back to zero. For the Maya, the cosmic clock is reset. It's time to set the world in order again. And then time moves forward again. But now it's a new time, a new beginning. Perhaps even a new creation.
Thursday, December 20, 2012 Winter Solstice, December 21, 2012
This Winter Solstice is astrologically special because of the planetary energies involved. Winter begins when the Sun enters Capricorn. This year, the Solstice Sun is close to Pluto in Capricorn, acknowledging the necessity of evolutionary change in our consciousness (the Sun). Pluto and his wrecking crew are sweeping through the old ruling structures of our world, laying bare the rot and corruption if patriarchy.
Sunday, December 9, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Sagittarius New Moon, December 13, 2012 (3 comments)
Sagittarius is a mutable sign, meaning it can take many forms. The horse-person defines the personality which can ride its instinctive nature consciously and move quickly into the future. But like the arrow which is the symbol of Sagittarius, this energy wants to know which direction to head in.
Saturday, November 24, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Gemini Lunar Eclipse 2012 (2 comments)
This lunar eclipse offers us a chance to look at our old beliefs, old paradigms and old inner stories and see how small they've become for who we are now. This eclipse can mark an end to indecision, since Gemini can be the most indecisive sign of the zodiac because everything is so interesting.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Scorpio Solar Eclipse 2012 (4 comments)
Next Tuesday's Scorpio New Moon is a solar eclipse, marking an ending and a new beginning for us all. As you may have noticed, cosmic law dictates that we renew ourselves at different times, for change is the only constant in our marvelous Universe. We renew ourselves each month at the new Moon and we also renew ourselves yearly at the 15*Scorpio power gate around Samhain or All Hallows' Eve.
Thursday, October 25, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Taurus Full Moon 2012 (1 comments)
With this full Moon so close to All Hallows Eve, the veils between the worlds will be very thin. Remember your ancestors and those beloveds who have passed beyond the veils this year. Remember, honor, and recognize what values and talents they lived by. Somewhere within you, you have those same traits. What have you done with them? Will you honor the departed by tending those inherited values and talents?
Thursday, October 11, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Libra New Moon 2012 (1 comments)
This New Moon in Libra heralds a time of new beginnings in our partnerships, a time like the full Moon when we discover ourselves through our relationships with others. When we actually see how others react to us and adjust ourselves according to what we both want to create in the moment, we dance our relationships.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Aries Full Moon: The Final Harvest September 29, 2012 (2 comments)
The energies leading up to this full Moon have been intense. With the 2nd Uranus/Pluto square last week, we've really entered a time of radical re-alignment and re-structuring of our personal habits and our collective enterprises. With the Sun moving into Libra on Saturday, September 22 at 7:49am PDT/10:49 am EDT, our collective attention (Sun) turns toward partnerships (Libra), as we develop a new paradigm.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Virgo New Moon, September 15-16, 2012 (1 comments)
Virgo's lessons and initiation involved alchemy, the union of opposing energies and the transformation of those energies through self-knowledge into a new sense of wholeness.Virgo is the sign where we work to perfect ourselves, not by being perfect but by coming to understand how we see ourselves, what we value, how we process life, what our emotional body feels like and where our creative impulse li
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Emerging Archetypal Themes: Service Without Self-Sacrifice: Virgo: 'Mistress of Spices' (5 comments)
Service without Self-Sacrifice. That's our emerging archetypal theme for this astrological month of Virgo. As we leave behind the Piscean Age, which embraced self-sacrifice (a very Piscean notion) as well as service to the world (its Virgo counterpart), we have to shine a new light on the subject of service, because we are being called to service. Do we really have to give up our lives to serve our world?
Saturday, September 1, 2012 America Is a Tribe - Not a Business (3 comments)
I've been following to our political dialogue for many decades now, and through the years there are always new fallacies in our common belief system about America that bother me. Probably the longest-standing complaint I have is the belief that America somehow means the Economy and therefore it should be run like a business. That seemed to be the theme of the Republican National Convention.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Pisces/Virgo Full Moon 2012 (1 comments)
This week's Full Moon is the second full moon this month. The Moon channels Pisces' energy, the energy of compassion, the collective unconscious and the Source. Pisces 'rules' the feet, symbolizing the fact that our foundation must rest in spiritual realities, not patriarchal rules. Get rid of the 'shoulds' and find out what Spirit wants you to do!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Leo New Moon, August 17, 2012 (1 comments)
Where the sign of Cancer exemplifies the feminine powers of the Moon and the Night, Leo shines out with the power of the Sun and masculine solar consciousness.The Sun symbolizes not only Spirit, but our individuality. When a culture is based primarily on masculine solar principles and denigrates and rejects the mysterious lunar powers of the unconscious realms, Sun-consciousness turns deadly, scorching the Earth.
Saturday, July 28, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Aquarius Full Moon, August 1-2, 2012 (1 comments)
As the summer begins to wind down, we come to the first harvest and the Celtic holiday of Lammas. What first fruits do you have to offer to the world? This full Moon illuminates how our creativity can serve the world.
Sunday, July 15, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Cancer New Moon - Values to Live By (1 comments)
The Cosmic Story is on simmer now that the first big square between Uranus and Pluto has taken place. Watch for internal changes inside yourself and within our collective institutions. Cancer deals with the emotional body and this new moon is a great time to actually feel what it is you want out of life.
Sunday, July 1, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Capricorn Full Moon, July 3, 2012 (1 comments)
The next full Moon occurs the day before America's 236th Birthday. It has a lot to say to us about what Americans really want and believe. It supports peaceful revolution, but also inner freedom.
Friday, June 15, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Let the Peaceful Revolution Begin! Gemini New Moon, June 19,2012 (5 comments)
Life is moving forward swiftly now since last month's eclipses and the Venus transit. And it will rush through the rest of June and into July with all the cosmic changes in the air. Jupiter moved into Gemini on June 11th, super-charging the Mind for the next year. Summer Solstice in the North arrives on June 20th, the day after this new Moon.June 24th brings on the energized square of Pluto and Uranus - the 60s are back!
Sunday, June 10, 2012 The Return of the Goddess as Lady Wisdom (4 comments)
Women, in ever larger numbers, are searching for our lost Wisdom. Don't forget, in the West, women have only gotten the right to vote in the last century, while there are large numbers of women who still don't have that right. While our Islamic sisters are being pushed back into virtual slavery by fundamentalist Islam, Western women find that they have to act in the appropriate, patriarchal-approved ways to be listened to.
Friday, June 1, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse, June 4, 2012 (5 comments)
Monday's Sagittarius full Moon is a partial lunar eclipse, with the Earth lining up between the Sun and the Moon so that the Earth block's the Sun's light from fully reaching the Moon. Since planets do have energetic connections, during a lunar eclipse the Earth cuts the energy between Sun and Moon, dissolving the energetic structures on Earth and within us.
Monday, May 28, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Venus Transit to the Sun, June 5, 2012 (1 comments)
A rare celestial event occurs on Tuesday June 5th you won't want to miss. The planet Venus will cross the face of the Sun for the second time in 8 years and the last time until 2117. Go take a look - it's worth it!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Gemini New Moon Solar Eclipse 2012 (1 comments)
Sunday's Solar Eclipse can be viewed in the western US with a ring of fire around it. The symbolic meaning of this Gemini solar eclipse urges us to let go of old ways of thinking, old patterns of behavior that keep us stuck in our heads and out of our hearts.With the amazing energies headed our way this June, if we want a real revolution, we have to be smarter than the old establishment.We really need to think outside the box
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Beltane and the Scorpio Full Moon May 6, 2012 (1 comments)
This year's Scorpio Full Moon arrives during Beltane, the Celtic festival that celebrates the beginning of Summer.It is also called the Wesak Moon, the most auspicious day in Buddhism, for it celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha.Like the Buddha, we are called to acknowledge the divine spirit in our human nature as we overcome and release the emotional demons that plague us.
Friday, April 27, 2012 Emerging Archetypal Themes: Avatar - Spiritual Earth (1 comments)
Our souls need archetypal stories to structure our psychic energy, and Avatar speaks to the part of us that knows we need to take care of Nature, both Earth's nature and our own. The astrological sign of Taurus is concerned with the Earth, our bodies and our values. This film confronts us with the question: Is the Earth important enough to you to SAVE?
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Taurus New Moon & EarthDay 2012 (2 comments)
Listen to your bit of Earth this weekend. Visit a garden, a window-box, a forest, a mountain or a farm; go to a lake, the ocean, a river or stream. Smell and taste the air which is full of Spring here in the north and Fall in the southern hemisphere. Open your senses and your heart and ask our mother the Earth what she needs from you. And then do it, because it's necessary and you're the only one who can do it.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Emerging Archetypal Themes: Whale Rider, Aries and the Female Leader. (2 comments)
Emerging Archetypal Themes is a blog about those important collective energies that can change our view of life. The old world's paradigm is changing, and we need to understand what energies will help us meet our future. One of these new archetypes is the Female Leader. And the 2002 movie Whale Rider is a beautiful example of this important issue.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Libra Full Moon, April 6, 2012 (1 comments)
All full Moons highlight our relationships, and the Aries/Libra full Moon is the archetypal relationship full Moon since the two signs energize self (Aries) and other (Libra). This first full Moon of the year shows us the emotional issues we face as we relate to each other. This is the full Moon to be conscious of "all our relations' in our dealings. And a good place to start is to examine how you act towards others.
Monday, April 2, 2012 Emerging Archetypal Themes: The Hunger Games and the Hero with Heart (1 comments)
Since the patriarchy is giving way to a new sense of equality and partnership between men and women, I don't want to give you the impression that The Hunger Games is only about the new feminine Hera. It is also about the new masculine Hero. Uranus in Aries is waking us all up to a new sense of identity, a new sense that we are all the heroes and heras of our own destiny.
Monday, March 26, 2012 Emerging Archtypal Themes: The Hunger Games, the new Female Heroine and Aries Courage (1 comments)
The Bard's Grove Blog: I was delighted to discover that the movie version of The Hunger Games was almost as good as the book. I chose it as my example of Aries' courage and self-confidence because its main character, Katniss Everdeen, is a beautiful example of a young woman finding the courage to meet her destiny and the self-confidence to do it in a truly feminine way.
Monday, March 19, 2012 Spring Equinox and Aries New Moon 2012
We begin the astrological new year with the Sun going into Aries at the Spring Equinox. Springtime is a season of renewal - new life bursts forth in Nature, sending up crocuses, tulips, daffodils and hyacinths and unfurling new leaves and blossoms on trees. It is a time of hope and optimism, of renewed confidence that life will go on with good times to come.first there must be the death of the old life so new life can grow.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Emerging Archetypal Themes: The Last Wave by Peter Weir (3 comments)
I am beginning a new blog, The Bard's Grove, which examines emerging archetypal themes in collective consciousness. The old stories wear out over time and eventually become stereotypes. But the archetypal energy at the core of the story is still viable, and needs new forms to clothe it's meaning in. Also, new times call for new stories. And we are definitely entering a whole new world.
Monday, March 5, 2012 The Cosmic Story: Virgo Full Moon, March 8, 2012 (1 comments)
This Virgo full Moon takes in the mystical light of the Pisces Sun and reflects back to us the transformative light of discipleship.Pisces opens our perceptions to unseen realities; Virgo strives to understand and discern how those realities shape us. Pisces' energy unites us to Cosmic Consciousness, which Virgo's energy helps us incarnate that higher Wisdom in body, mind and spirit.
Friday, February 17, 2012 PIsces New Moon, February 21, 2012
"Thou art God and I am God."
This is the essential Pisces message. We are all One, with each other and with Spirit. We are all God, just as our Great Teachers proclaimed throughout past ages. Pisces is the Cosmic Ocean, Jung's Collective Unconscious, the Akashic realm of emotional energy which we share through the World Soul.
Thursday, February 2, 2012 Leo Full Moon, February 7, 2012: Neptune goes into Pisces (1 comments)
This week brings another turn of the Wheel of the Year, the entrance of Neptune into its own sign of Pisces followed by the Full Moon in Leo. Energies are still shifting, new opportunities are opening, and we'll soon be seeing more light here in the northern hemisphere.
Friday, January 20, 2012 Aquarius New Moon, Mars Retrograde and Chinese New Year 2012 (3 comments)
As you can see, there's a big shift in energy coming on Friday, January 20th, when the Sun enters Aquarius and Monday, January 23rd with the Aquarius New Moon and Chinese New Year. This is the energy that will begin to move us into our new vision, with Mars turning retrograde at the same time helping us focus on our Truth. So let's see what the Cosmic Story tells us about this weekend's energies.
Friday, January 6, 2012 Cancer Full Moon, January 8-9, 2012 (2 comments)
This first full Moon of 2012 highlights the opposition between the Sun in Capricorn and the Moon in Cancer, and speaks to the nurturing, creating and protecting aspects of life and society. It brings up the archetypal powers of mother and father, the issues of nurturing and protecting, and impacts our emotional body as well as our social body. The energies of family and state begin our new year, the structures that bind us.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Capricorn New Moon, December 24, 2011 (2 comments)
This Capricorn New Moon falls on Christmas Eve, inviting us to let "love bloom bright and wild' on the most magical night of the year. Can we open ourselves to Spirit, to our passionate heart which loves unconditionally, so there is room in our "inn' for this divine birth? We celebrate the rebirth of the Light at Winter Solstice as Yule, Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa - let's remember the Mother who gives birth to the Light.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 Gemini Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse: December 10, 2011 (3 comments)
The lead up to this Saturday's total lunar eclipse is electric. Uranus, the planet of sudden change and freedom (think The Tower tarot card) turns direct about 7 hours before the Gemini full Moon lunar eclipse. These two combined energies will shift something fundamental in us.
Friday, November 25, 2011 Part 2: How Artists Can Occupy Main Street (11 comments)
The great mystic William Blake said, "Artists will be the priests and priestesses of the new age'.
One way to creatively grow the Occupy Movement is for Artists to Occupy Main Street -- not with sit-ins and protests, but by occupying the minds and hearts of people back home with the real stories of our times.
Thursday, November 24, 2011 Take the Movement to the Next Level: How the Arts Can Occupy Main Street (2 comments)
The great thing about a peaceful revolution is that we can creatively make our points by using our intelligence, humor and artistry. Whereas violence is pretty much the same wherever it is practiced -- hurtful, divisive and destructive -- peaceful creativity is original, inspirational and unifying. As things begin to turn violent, we can bring down this military-industrial complex with creative action.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Sagittarius New Moon Solar Eclipse, November 24-25, 2011 (4 comments)
This New Moon is a Solar Eclipse as well as a SuperMoon, bringing in more intense energies that can shift our awareness and beliefs. The Moon is at its closest to the Earth now, exerting a greater pull on both our inner and outer waters; the Solar Eclipse brings the Moon onto the same plane as the Earth and Sun, setting up a new energy grid as the old one dies out.
Sunday, November 6, 2011 The Cosmic Story: Taurus Full Moon, November 10, 2011 (2 comments)
This month's Taurus Full Moon stands across from the Scorpio Sun, making us aware of life flashing before our eyes during this season of death. The Taurus Moon energizes the beauty and possibilities of life that we want to conserve and protect during the coming months of darkness and cold, so they can blossom again next May.
Thursday, October 20, 2011 Scorpio New Moon, October 26, 2011 (3 comments)
With this Scorpio New Moon, we enter the land of Death. The death of the year begins now, at Samhain/Halloween, as the darkness grows even deeper in the 6 weeks before the Light's return at Winter Solstice. Our western culture has made death something to be feared, and so we do not welcome it in any form. If we are strong enough to face our deaths, then we will get through the Scorpio initiation of death and rebirth.
Thursday, September 22, 2011 Autumn Equinox, Libra New Moon & Aries Full Moon 2011 (1 comments)
This article combines the Cosmic Story of the Libra New Moon and the Aries/Libra Full Moon later this month. Libra is all about cooperation and diplomacy, but you have to know your own standpoint so you can find the balance with others. Know thyself and you will understand others.
Thursday, September 8, 2011 Pisces Full Moon, September 12, 2011 (2 comments)
Full Moons try to unite two opposing and yet complementary energies. Virgo sets us the task of integrating our personal body, soul and spirit. Pisces asks us to open our hearts and merge with everyone and everything -- we are called to integrate other realms of existence into our human life.
Monday, August 22, 2011 The Cosmic Story: Virgo New Moon, August 28-29, 2011 (3 comments)
Virgo, the sign of the worker, the craftsperson, the perfectionist. Virgo, the sign of the healer, the farmer, the technician, the environmentalist. Virgo, the sign of the analytical, practical mind and the gift of discernment. Virgo, the sign of the Virgin, the one who belongs to herself.
Monday, August 8, 2011 Aquarius Full Moon, August 13, 2011 (2 comments)
This Saturday's Full Moon finds the Sun in warm, generous Leo and the Moon in cold, heavenly Aquarius. In Leo, we look at our life here on Earth and create. In Aquarius, we look to the Heavens and wonder.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Leo New Moon, July 30, 2011 (1 comments)
The Sun enters its own sign of Leo on Friday, July 22-23.We celebrate this time of the Sun's rulership at the next turning of the Wheel of the Year on August 1st, the Celtic festival of Lammas, the festival of the first harvest. Leo's fire is a bonfire, a strong steady fire that illuminates and warms us. The lion who symbolizes Leo is proud and fierce, beautiful and expressive, roaring to let us know he's the King!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Capricorn Full Moon, July 14-15, 2011 (4 comments)
The intense energy of the past three eclipses was like a giant wave that has brought us to a new shore. Our new destination might not be clear yet, but there's no going back now. New patterns of perception are beginning to operate in our new emotional bodies, giving us the opportunity to see the world with fresh ideas and possibilities, as the old social structures continue to crumble and open up spaces for new life.
Saturday, June 25, 2011 Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse, July 1, 2011 (3 comments)
This Cancer New Moon is also a solar eclipse, making it a more intense new beginning than a regular new Moon. Cancer, whose guardian spirit is the Moon herself, symbolizes the primeval oceans, the Great Mother of Life. gives us birth. Cancer comprises the mysterious realm of the collective unconscious, all the memories of the past life of our species and our planet. Out of this memory mix we each receive an emoti
Friday, June 10, 2011 Sagittarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, June 15, 2011 (3 comments)
Now the Cosmic story wants us to re-align ourselves to a different vibratory pattern, one that opens us to greater consciousness and understanding. Are you seeing how your beliefs and thoughts are creating your reality? If things aren't working out the way you want them to, perhaps it's time to let go of old expectations. Are you running into obstacles? Perhaps you need to reconsider what you think you desire.
Thursday, May 26, 2011 Gemin New Moon Solar Eclipse, June 1, 2011 (3 comments)
Get ready for accelerated time. Yes, it's going to get faster! Coming up this next month are three eclipses, as well as planetary shifts that will accelerate our evolution. Since most of these celestial events occur during the Sun's journey in the sign that rules the Mind, please be open to changing your mind! As you change your perspective, you enlarge your life.
Thursday, May 12, 2011 Scorpio Full Moon, May 17, 2011 (2 comments)
This Full Moon brings us face to face with the great god Eros/ Desire, acknowledging both our personal desires and those of others. "All desires are pure, if we distill them back to their original intention." (Caroline Casey). The earthy sensuality of the Taurus Sun shines out and gives rise to the emotional passion of Scorpio during this Full Moon. What awakens our passions? What is worth being passionate about?
Friday, April 29, 2011 The Cosmic Story: Beltane and the Taurus New Moon 2011 (1 comments)
Now that the Sun has moved into the sign of Taurus, we can begin to focus our intention on building something sustainable in the world. All that fiery, creative Aries energy is still being resonating, moving us forward into a new life but the Sun's move into Taurus now focuses those impulses through our attention to what we really desire and what we want to manifest.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 The Cosmic Story: Libra Full Moon, April 17, 2011 (1 comments)
This Full Moon, with the Sun in Aries and the Moon in Libra, sets the tone for how we will create our life this year. Just as the Spring Equinox begins the new astrological year, and the Aries new Moon initiates the new growth for the year, so the Libra full Moon shows us how we intend to relate to others in our quest for personal growth and identity.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Aries New Moon: April 3, 2011 (2 comments)
This Aries New Moon is a new dawn, the beginning of the moon cycle of the year. As Rumi so eloquently puts it, each day we rise, we have the possibility "to shine like grains in the light' -- to let our truth shine into our world. In dark times, the world needs light. It's time to shine. This Aries new Moon is the time to plant those seeds of new beginnings, which originate in a new sense of identity.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 The Cosmic Story: Virgo Full Moon & Spring Equinox March 19-20, 2011 (2 comments)
The Virgo Full Moon focuses our awareness -- awareness being one of the gifts of any full Moon -- on how each of us has a place and purpose in the pattern of Life. Where Pisces asks us to swim in the multi-dimensional ocean of life energy, Virgo demands that we incarnate the specific blueprint of life that each of us vibrates to. How do we become "virginal' so we can give ourselves away? How serve our fellow human beings?
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Pisces New Moon, March 4, 2011 (1 comments)
When we reach the 12th sign of the Zodiac, we come to the end of our year-long journey. The lesson: Take everything you've learned, experienced and loved; everything you imagined, hoped for and desired for the future - and let it go! Or as Christ said: sell all your riches and come follow me. This is the quintessence of the yearly cycle.
Monday, February 14, 2011 Leo Full Moon, February 18, 2011 (2 comments)
This full Moon in Leo wants us to express our dreams and our hopes for the future. Aquarius is very future oriented. With the Sun joining Neptune the day before the full Moon, that Aquarian vision is deeply spiritual and imaginative, calling on us to live an artful life. Mars and Mercury join Neptune and the Sun, giving us the initiative and the new ideas to bring forth our vision.
Sunday, January 30, 2011 Aquarius New Moon, February 2-3, 2011
Aquarius is concerned with collective consciousness and where we are headed - to the future. It is a fixed air sign, drawing our focus to ideals and the Divine Mind, helping us think outside the box for new possibilities. The Water Bearer is pouring out the waters of the Collective Unconscious, offering us a new connection to the archetypal energies that make us human.
Friday, January 14, 2011 Cancer Full Moon, January 19, 2011 (1 comments)
The full Moon in Cancer occurs on Wednesday January 19 at 9:22pm GMT/4:22pmEST/1:22pmPST. The Sun in Capricorn and the Moon in Cancer bring up family issues and obligations as well as the issues that face us as citizens of our respective countries.
Friday, December 31, 2010 Capricorn Solar Eclipse, January 4, 2011 (1 comments)
A Solar Eclipse is a new Moon where the Sun and Moon are on the same plane as the Earth. All three heavenly bodies line up, and we see the Moon's passage over the face of the Sun. The Moon, which symbolizes our emotional body, blocks our rational solar consciousness and we are allowed to "see' the truth of our emotions. What are you feeling that you've been told is inappropriate? What have you been ashamed to admit to?
Friday, December 17, 2010 The Gemini Lunar Eclipse December 21, 2010: A Transformational Winter Solstice (5 comments)
This Winter Solstice is marked by a total lunar eclipse, with the Moon close to the South Node of the Moon in Cancer while the Sun stands not only with the Capricorn North Node but also Mercury, Pallas and Pluto. These energies will come into play when the Moon is eclipsed, creating new psychological patterns that will help us meet new challenges.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 The Cosmic Story: Sagittarius New Moon, December 5, 2010 (2 comments)
Sagittarius wants to teach us, through our philosophy and our beliefs, as well as through imagination and story, about the Cosmic Laws of Life. Once we release our old life and its underlying belief system, we step into a larger vision of our purpose and of Life itself. We will find that we keep some of our old beliefs if they can serve our new life -" if they offer us Truth.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Taurus Full Moon, 11.21.2010 (4 comments)
This Taurus Full Moon on November 21, 2010 (12:27pm EST/ 9:27am PST) is at the last degree of Taurus, the culmination of the sign, where we either "get' the essence of the sign or fail to. So this full Moon we have the essence of the Scorpio Sun and the Taurus Moon, distilled and refined, lighting up a new awareness if we can attune to it. It is up to us how we choose to work with these energies.
Friday, November 12, 2010 What Progressive Need to Do Next: Become Teachers and Storytellers (63 comments)
If we want to see our vision and our ideals accepted by mainstream America, we need to tell a better story. The best way to change people's old beliefs is to understand what people need and then tell them the story of how to get it. I believe that if we tell our stories in a positive way, we can alleviate people's fear and win out over the corporate story. But we have to go into our communities and talk with people.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 Scorpio New Moon November 5-6, 2010 (1 comments)
The Scorpio New Moon, occurring on November 5th at 9:52pm Pacific time and on November 6th at 12:52 Eastern time, is very powerful this year because it sits alone in the sky. It makes no major aspects to other planets, and so we are left alone with ourselves to dive deep and explore the scorpionic themes of death and rebirth. The new seeds we plant must gestate in darkness for a while.
Sunday, October 31, 2010 A Halloween Story
Samhain, the Celtic festival that marks the beginning of winter, is still celebrated in many countries. Samhain, meaning 'Summer's End' is the time when the sun's power wanes, and the forces of winter and darkness - and therefore of the gods of the Underworld - grow in strength. It is a celebration of the dead, when the veils between the worlds open and the spirits of the dead can come into our world.
Monday, October 18, 2010 Aries (Blue) Full Moon October 22-23, 2010 (4 comments)
This Aries full Moon will energize us to look deeper into our relationships in order to learn how to take in another person's point of view and grow beyond our own. Even if we have achieved a balanced viewpoint within ourselves, we can still grow into a new balance when we relate to an Other whose values are so opposed to ours.
Monday, October 4, 2010 Libra New Moon, October 7, 2010 (3 comments)
Libra is the sign that's concerned with the structure of partnerships, the social forces that shape the rules of engagement between self and other. That's why Saturn is exalted in Libra -" it's all about the structures (Saturn) that support relationships. Not the emotions of passion, but the rules of engagement, which include romance.
Monday, September 20, 2010 Autumn Equinox & Aries Full Moon September 23, 2010 (2 comments)
Once again, we meet at the balance point of light and dark. The Autumn Equinox occurs this year on September 22-23. The Equinox is a moment of balance, of quiet, of stillness, as the Sun passes over the Equator from North to South. We have reached the time of Harvest, and a few hours later, the Aries Harvest Full Moon will reach its peak. A moment of perfect balance, made sacred by the self-awareness we need to cultivate.