Full Moon in Sagittarius ~ June 3-4, 2023

My June 2023 Forecast shared:

June 3 Full Moon in Sagittarius at 11:42 p.m. Eastern US time. The Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon is: (SAGITTARIUS 14°): THE GREAT PYRAMID AND THE SPHINX. KEYNOTE: The enduring power of occult knowledge and of its quasi-divine Custodians, “Seed-men” of a previous cycle of existence.THE POWER OF SPIRITUAL ANCESTRY. Arriving with Jupiter still in tight orb with the North Node and Venus still trining mystical Neptune, this Jupiter-ruled Full Moon reaches far into the past to remind us who we are and why we came here. Allow any fixed beliefs to open and expand.

The degree of this Full Moon in Sagittarius conjuncts the Great Attractor and asteroid Toro, which represents our “inner bull.” These conjunctions add to the determination and manifestation power of this event. Asteroid Requiem joins the party, too, but in the form of a funeral mass of the dead. Requiem reminds us to honor whoever or whatever has died in order for others to come into being. This also ties in with the Sabian Symbol: THE GREAT PYRAMID AND THE SPHINXTHE POWER OF SPIRITUAL ANCESTRY. We are entering a sacred vortex of creation, attraction, death and rebirth.

modified from original chart at astro-seek.com

This Full Moon closely conjuncts the US natal Ascendant (Sibley Chart) at 12+ Sagittarius. Continuing that theme, the Full Moon chart set for Washington, D.C. places Pluto right on its Ascendant. This is a high potency Full Moon anyway, but that Pluto conjunction brings extra intensity to the transit. We may see major transformation (Pluto) in how people perceive (Ascendant) the United States and any agencies based in the nation’s capital.

Will we also learn of hidden power plays and abuses? Maybe. With this Full Moon’s ruler, Jupiter, still conjunct the North Node in Taurus, whatever does see the light of day will feel big, fated and necessary for our survival.

Venus in late Cancer opposes Pluto in early Aquarius at the time of the Full Moon while still trining Neptune in Pisces. This trine from Neptune is supportive and creative, but beware of obsessions and placing people on pedestals at this time. Not everyone deserves that adoration and respect. Pluto’s opposition suggests power struggles in relationships–both personal and collective.

The Venus point tightly conjuncts transiting Black Moon Lilith and more loosely, the U.S. natal Mercury. Lilith does not appreciate people stomping on her sovereignty. Any Plutonian power plays will meet resistance–and then rage if abuse continues. Someway, somehow, truth will see the light of day, even if Lilith needs to scream for attention. Venusian grace will buffer some of the ugliest revelations, making them more palatable to people who would otherwise shut down or riot over new information. But we are likely to see some dark secrets emerge within the next month, especially concerning the US Government.

At the time of the Full Moon in Sagittarius, transiting Mercury and Uranus also conjunct in Taurus. Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury, so pay attention to lightning bolts of inspiration, intuition and understanding. Messages of liberation, revolution and rebellion will also come to the fore.

Heads up: Uranus and Lilith can both throw tantrums. Exercise caution if you attend any protests around this time, as they could quickly get out of hand. The Full Moon’s Ruler conjunct the North Node in Taurus (as opposed to Scorpio) grounds some of this volatility. We can use our intuition (Sagittarius; Mercury conjunct Uranus), psychic downloads (Uranus) and raw instincts (Lilith) in order to fuel breakthroughs. Just maintain situational awareness so you’re not blindsided by mob rule.

Something big (Jupiter/Sagittarius) is brewing, and we’ll need to gather all our scattered pieces and traditions in order to make the most of it. There’s a loose Grand Trine in Fire in effect with Mars in Leo, Chiron in Aries and the Full Moon in Sagittarius, and this brings potential for healing breakthroughs.

If you haven’t seen it yet, I created a video talking more about the mystical and magical potentials of this Full Moon. You can watch that here. For those who prefer really short videos, I’ve also got a YouTube #short <1 minute: https://youtube.com/shorts/PPaIKwHIn9Q

Wishing everyone a happy transmutation!

June 2023 Specials


2023 Astro Preview (Second Half)

I’m offering this again because so many more people are starting to realize we’re not in Kansas anymore. A 75-minute Astrology Reading with in-depth focus on supportive and challenging transits for you in the coming year. We’ll look at opportunities to expand into your soul’s purpose for being here now. We can also explore good time windows for action, rest, healing, and/or creating.

Learning to work with the energies already in play — in your natal chart and in the sky — helps you to create more realistic strategies and expectations. When you know the flavor of challenges on the way, you can choose to experience them on a higher or symbolic level, rather than getting blindsided by so-called “fate.” This reading also supports people who already know their goals for next year but want to know which time windows work best for which purposes.

As always, I will tailor these readings to the individual. $222 for an hour and a quarter (fifteen minutes free) if prepaid on or before 6/30/2023. Please contact me to sign up.

$44 Tarot Special

Half-hour tarot reading at 20% off the usual rate. Tarot readings offer an energetic check-in, the chance to ask questions about pending decisions or intentions, and represent a fun, yet powerful way to gain perspective on relationships and challenges. They can also be used to offer a snapshots of themes and trajectories.

Tarot readings are particularly good for people who don’t know what kinds of questions to ask me; they just want some kind of guidance because they feel unsure of what’s coming or what to focus upon. Tarot also seems to benefit those people who have exceptionally good things coming their way, yet wonder if I might be “padding the reading” or “just saying what they want to hear.” The cards don’t lie. (Neither do I – but the cards seem an even more objective medium for delivering good news.)

Please contact me if you’d like to sign up for this special. $44 instead of the usual $55.55. Offer valid if prepaid on or before 6/30/2023.

Deep Magic: Sagittarius Full Moon June 3-4, 2023 (Video)

June 2023 begins with some powerful transits, including this Full Moon in Sagittarius on June 3 or 4, depending on your timezone. (Anyone on Eastern US time or further West gets this on the third. Anyone later than that will experience the Full Moon on the fourth.)

This Full Moon has an almost Scorpio flavor with deep magic, mysticism and major manifestation potential. My video explores the Sabian Symbol and its connections to Ancient Egypt, plus ways to maximize the energies of the transits. I’ll add a written blog post closer to the time, looking at more of the geopolitical implications, but the video focuses on the higher meaning of this Full Moon and how to embrace its opportunities.

(If you’re reading this via email, you’ll need to click through to watch the <10 minute video. WordPress doesn’t embed YouTube into emails.)

Related videos:
Jupiter in Taurus May 2023-2024: https://youtu.be/HXZqfjHIXBA

Tania Marie’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGesB5mksgo5H08SRX33NsQ

June 2023 Forecast and Second Quarter North Node Horoscopes


We haven’t seen a month this powerful since … May. And before that it was April and March. Yes, indeed, the fireworks of major astro events continue all month long, and we’re nowhere near the finale.

June 1 Jupiter conjunct North Node in Taurus. June begins with the Great Benefic meeting the collective North Node destiny point. In Taurus, this suggests bringing something big, bold and beautiful “down to Earth.” Areas of particular impact include food, finances, self-esteem and our relationship with the natural world. Taurus likes its creature comforts, and Uncle Jupiter loves a good party. This is like Bilbo Baggins’ birthday. Time will tell if it initiates a Lord of the Rings type period, or if the North Node’s presence in Taurus allows us to avoid a Scorpio period like Mordor.

June 2 Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces. A lovely aspect that encourages poetry, song, and all things beautiful. A great day for creative projects and romance.

June 3 Full Moon in Sagittarius at 11:42 p.m. Eastern US time. The Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon is: (SAGITTARIUS 14°): THE GREAT PYRAMID AND THE SPHINX. KEYNOTE: The enduring power of occult knowledge and of its quasi-divine Custodians, “Seed-men” of a previous cycle of existence.THE POWER OF SPIRITUAL ANCESTRY. Arriving with Jupiter still in tight orb with the North Node and Venus still trining mystical Neptune, this Jupiter-ruled Full Moon reaches far into the past to remind us who we are and why we came here. Allow any fixed beliefs to open and expand.

June 4 Mercury conjunct Uranus in Taurus. Uranus is considered “the higher octave” of Mercury, so when these two get together, we can expect psychic messages, liberation rhetoric, and brilliant ideas that arrive from “nowhere.” Keep a notebook or voice recorder nearby. Lightning rarely strikes twice in the same spot, and you’ll want to recall your downloads.

June 5 Venus enters Leo. Another big event in early June! With Pluto still in very early Aquarius, The Love Goddess makes a tight opposition to the Lord of the Underworld. Romance deepens, transforms, and we crave more intimacy. Hidden relationship issues or obsessions could surface during the initial Pluto opposition. Venus in Leo encourages us to shine bright and beautiful. We feel more affectionate and ready for love. Venus will spend over four months in Leo this year, due to one of her rare retrogrades. This transit adds grace and pizazz to the wilder energies this summer and fall.

June 9 Mercury in Taurus sextile Neptune in Pisces. Another day for profound psychic messages. If you missed your chance with Mercury conjunct Uranus in Taurus, you’ve got another opportunity today. Pay special attention to dreams, fantasies and higher perspectives on fixed ideas.

June 11 Pluto Retrograde re-enters Capricorn, and Mercury enters Gemini. Big moves! Our initial experiment of Pluto in Aquarius halts as we do a Capricorn cost/benefit analysis of what showed up since March 23, 2023. With Mercury entering one of his home signs, communication speeds up. Gemini is the fastest sign, and after so long in slow and steady Taurus, the Messenger’s winged feet will carry him fast. At this shift, Mercury trines Pluto. Pay attention to revelations from the deep, especially if they involve hidden things related to the internet, large group conspiracies, and/or top down authoritarianism. Today reactivates the April 19-20, 2023 Solar Eclipse. (For more on that mega event, I created this short video.) Also today: Venus in Leo squares Jupiter in Taurus. These two get along even during squares, but we could see productive tension in areas of finances and self-confidence.

June 15 Mercury in Gemini square Saturn in Pisces. Bold ideas, psychic insights and sordid revelations: meet Mr. Reality. Saturn demands we make sense of all the information hitting us in June.

June 17 Saturn stations Retrograde in Pisces. Heads up: if your faith wavers today, factor in Saturn’s “glass is half empty” perception. Things are probably not as bad as they seem, even if they do require repairs. Saturn remains Retrograde entirely in Pisces until November 3-4, depending on your timezone. During this time we’re asked to review and analyze our spiritual discipline and anything that arose since Saturn entered Pisces on March 7, 2023.

June 18 New Moon in Gemini at 12:37 a.m. Eastern US time. The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is: “(GEMINI 27°): A GYPSY EMERGING FROM THE FOREST WHEREIN HER TRIBE IS ENCAMPED. KEYNOTE: Reaching out toward participation in a larger whole of mind-structured existence.” In magic, they say it takes a New Moon to initiate a change. Mercury, the ruler of this New Moon, has received loads of information all month long. We’re asked to move beyond tribal alliances and really think for ourselves. In doing so, we transform. Then we can find and align ourselves with others of similar orientation and vibration.

June 19 Jupiter in Taurus sextile Saturn in Pisces. This transit offsets some of the doomer mentality of Saturn Retrograde in Pisces. It will be easier to have faith at this time. This one’s subtle, but we can lean into it like a solid walking staff on a winding, rugged path. Magic is possible!

June 21 Sun enters Cancer. Solstice. Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, Winter Solstice Down Under. This is one of the natural reset points within each year. For the next month, it feels good to nestle in and nurture ourselves and those we love.

June 23 Mars in Leo trine Chiron in Aries. Mars and Chiron work well together. They are both warriors, and together, they can help us fight for whatever we most need in order to heal. Chiron is fast approaching the US natal Chiron, so this short transit also offers potential for healing past and current wounds searing across the not so United States. Worth asking today: do we need to fight? Or can we shift that warrior energy into determination to heal?

June 26 Mercury enters Cancer. This occurs on the 26th or 27th, depending on your timezone. It becomes easier and more necessary to express our feelings. Kindness matters–whether we’re on the giving or receiving end of it. These are intense times with lots of energy, and people will need to process how they feel. Mercury remains in Cancer until July 11.

June 30 Neptune stations Retrograde in Pisces. June ends on an extra surreal note as the ruler of Pisces stations Rx in his home sign. Use the time between now and December 6 to go extra inward and extra mystical. Poetry, beauty, and inspiration are all available for those with eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts to feel.

How June’s sky weather affects you will vary, depending on your entire natal chart, but your North Node Horoscope transcends monthly sky events. That’s because your North Node reveals what your soul came here to do. By midlife, the soul starts longing and pressing us to live our true purpose. At first, it whispers through intuition. Then it knocks a little louder through “coincidences” and external events. When not heard and honored, the soul’s longing can show up as health crises, marriage or work issues, or wondering “is this all there is?” If you feel a need to reinvent yourself, following North Node guidance helps you do that authentically — for you.

Unlike generic Sun Sign horoscopes, which ignore so many other aspects, following North Node guidance will always lead you in the right direction. Doors open, healing happens, relationships improve, and life gets more magical. This quarterly column will help you tap into your personal North Node Mojo. When you start living your North Node purpose, we all win, because you not only begin to light up your own life. You light up the world.     

You can find your North Node sign here which is often different than your Sun sign. If you’re right on the cusp, consider both possibilities or book a reading for more clarity.


ARIES NORTH NODE: April through mid-May offer the last six weeks of Jupiter in Aries until the next Jupiter cycle twelve years from now. Use this energy to dream big and bold before the collective North Node moves into Aries in July. Pay special attention to events or messages that arise around the April 20 New Moon in Aries/Solar Eclipse. Venus offers relationship support from Gemini between April 11-May 7, then squares from Cancer until June 5. The rest of the quarter offers fiery support from Venus in Leo. Pluto in Aquarius brings supportive transformation to early degree Aries North Node natives. Those with late Aries North Node degrees continue to feel friction from Pluto in early Aquarius. Themes of death and rebirth dominate. Overall an empowering and satisfying quarter, so long as you embrace the need for change. When in doubt, go for it!

TAURUS NORTH NODE: We enter Taurus season, and it’s the last quarter the North Node remains in your sign. It won’t return to Taurus until August 2040, so git ‘er done while you have extra energetic support. On April 6, 2023, Mercury conjunct the North Node in Taurus brings potent, yet grounded messages about collective and personal destiny. With Mercury in your sign until June 11, you’ll have extra time to process any big downloads. On April 24, the Sun shines more light on destiny, and on May 16, lucky Jupiter enters your sign for an entire year! Uranus continues stirring the pot, as well. Depending on the degree of your North Node, Second Quarter 2023 could solidify recent progress, or push you past old limitations. If you feel overwhelmed, get grounded. Imbibe or create beauty whenever you can. Remember to honor your creature comforts: “Better to have and not need than to need and not have.”

GEMINI NORTH NODE: Love, grace and harmony are on the menu as the Love Goddess moves through Gemini from April 11-May 7th. Pluto also starts trining Gemini from early Aquarius. Early degree Gemini North Node natives will feel this surge of creative alchemy all quarter. Mid- to later-degree Gemini North Node natives won’t feel direct impact from Pluto for many years, but you’ll notice a shift in zeitgeist that supports your sign. You feel less alone, whether through friends, partnerships or social media. You can use this quarter to diversify in ways that secure your future. Allow yourself to daydream, and don’t get hung up on any one particular idea. As chaos swirls around the world, Gemini North Node natives benefit through resilience and curiosity. You can dance your way through change, knowing that everything’s negotiable. Emphasize better boundaries in conversation and correspondence. Make time to play!

CANCER NORTH NODE: This quarter starts slowly with continued friction from planets moving through Aries. By May and June, energies turn more harmonious. Jupiter enters Taurus on May 16, and he’ll offer easy support and expansion as he sextiles Cancer for the next year. The Moon rules your North Node sign, so you’ll want to pay special attention to New and Full Moon energies, especially eclipses. More than most signs, yours works best when aligned with natural ebb and flow. Venus moves through Cancer from May 7-June 5. Relationships improve, and some of these seem orchestrated from above. Trust your instincts, and honor your need to retreat and recharge. Keep an open heart, though! Your Capricorn South Node tends to withdraw for too long, confusing people who would benefit from your loving care. On June 21, the Sun enters your North Node sign. How can you improve family and home life? What do you need in order to feel more comfortable and loved?

LEO NORTH NODE: This is a big quarter for Leo North Nodes, as Pluto just entered Aquarius, your South Node sign. Only those with very early Leo North Node’s will receive a direct hit, but these Pluto/Aquarian energies bring huge power for letting go. Any group think or idealism that stands in the way of your own success and growth will more easily fall away now. Mars adds destiny level activation as he moves through Leo from May 20-July 10. Uranus and from mid-May onward, Jupiter, announce opportunities from Taurus, but those will take some work to manifest. Pay attention to frustration and practice shifting it to determination. That small move will carry you far. You’ll feel quite a bit of friction this quarter, and how you approach the energies makes a huge difference. If you use irritation as motivation, it could light a fire that transforms your life. Change is on the horizon. Coming or going: you won’t stand still for long.

VIRGO NORTH NODE: Second Quarter 2023 brings a mixed bag. On the one hand, Uranus and–from mid-May onward–Jupiter trigger positive opportunities from fellow Earth sign, Taurus. On the other hand, Saturn entered your Pisces South Node sign on March 7. As karmic taskmaster, Saturn demands accountability and firm foundations. Illusions and delusions dissolve, but this takes time. In the face of endings or loss, look for silver linings because they will appear. Saturn is also a trouble shooter who helps you build something solid and real. Daydreams come true with consistent effort. When you get overwhelmed, you might feel tempted to zone out with sugary foods, alcohol or other substances. We all need to take breaks, but you benefit more from natural endorphins released in exercise and meditation. Yoga and Tai Chi help you to ground your expansive spirit and emotions into your mind and body. Be here now. Analyze, focus and discern. Music helps you to relax and shift gears as needed.

LIBRA NORTH NODE: Mark your calendar for April 6’s Full Moon in Libra and April 20’s New Moon in Aries/Solar Eclipse. These events will affect Libra North Node natives more than most. This is the last quarter before the nodal axis shifts to Aries/Libra, and these Moon’s give you a heads up for issues that might arise in the next 21 months. If you don’t like what you see, look for partnerships and alliances that make you stronger. You don’t need to walk alone. In addition to people, you’ve got support from Pluto’s foray into Aquarius, as well as anything moving through Gemini. Venus rules your North Node sign, and she wants you to open your heart with love and connection. In challenging times, your Aries South Node knows how to lead, but you’ll move faster if you share leadership with others whose talents you discover. Have patience and seek win-win options rather than only looking out for Number One. Relationships are a destiny level priority!

SCORPIO NORTH NODE: This is the last full quarter of the North Node in Taurus, which means you’re tying up loose ends related to past relationships and perspectives that need to transform. Since January 2021, you’ve been 180 from society, and this can feel lonely. There’s light at the end of this introspective tunnel. Just a few more months until July 2023 when the North Node moves into Aries with the South Node in Libra. Uranus and Jupiter still trigger major shifts from Taurus, but the good news is that the stark contrasts between you and the rest of the world will begin to ease in July. Use Second Quarter 2023 to plow through any karmic ties that present for transformation. You’re stronger and more resilient than you imagined you could be. Mercury’s long stay in Taurus will give you another opportunity to wriggle out of karmic contracts that no longer serve. Use the May 5 Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio as rocket fuel for change. You got this!

SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: April through May 16 continues expansive support as your North Node’s ruler (Jupiter) moves through fellow Fire sign Aries. You can seize breakthroughs in healing, relationships, finances and overall vision for your life path. From April 11-May 7, Venus moves through your Gemini South Node sign, bringing old relationships, lack of focus, and too much small talk up for change. Do you really need to keep so many irons in the fire? This can be a positive time for you, as you re-evaluate old habits that no longer serve. Pay extra attention to insights that arise on the June 3 Full Moon in Sagittarius and the June 17-18 New Moon in Gemini. You’ll make faster progress if you focus on the big picture and overall alignment rather than trying to cover all the details. There’s simply too much information to process, and you don’t need to imbibe it all. You’ll feel this more when Mercury enters Gemini on June 11. If you suffer from FOMO, step back and reevaluate. What brings you most satisfaction? Commit to that.

CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: Most of Second Quarter 2023 feels like a relief as heavyweight Pluto leaves your sign alone for the first time since 2008. Whew! Life finally feels like it’s coming into balance with new opportunities and the blessings of prior hard work. Pluto returns to Capricorn on June 11, so use this quarter to strategize and plan for your future success. Although people fear and sometimes even hate Pluto, he helps us change and regenerate more than any other planet. Instead of clinging to worn out relationships and unhealthy patterns, look at life as an investment. Do your energy expenditures make sense? If someone or something expands your horizons and leadership potential, consider that a good investment. If someone or something drains you and makes you crawl inside your Cancer South Node shell, that needs to go. Or at least transform. Capricorn North Node natives must learn to embrace the positive side of being ruthless. Tough editing makes a better book or video. Correctly pruning a tree yields more fruit.

AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: This is a time of rapid change for Aquarius North Node natives. You’ll feel Pluto’s presence in your sign even if he’s far away from your North Node degree. This brings huge opportunities to release that which no longer serves and to upgrade into Aquarian Age ideals. The energies from Aries, Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius all play well with Aquarius and your Leo South Node, making this quarter ripe with positive potential. You benefit from social media, online networking and joining group efforts to improve our world. When you combine your skills with others, everyone’s life improves. If you’ve had minimal success doing everything yourself, foster connections with friends and colleagues. You are not the product this time, but you can become an important part of a carefully selected team. You’re among the visionaries of our times, and you came here to support this massive shift on Planet Earth. If you feel discouraged, flip your perspective and look at the bigger picture. How might your individual struggles and triumphs open portals for all of humanity?

PISCES NORTH NODE: If you lean into your mystical, spiritual side, Second Quarter 2023 brings solid opportunities your way. If you insist on perfection, you’ll feel more frustrated and blocked than usual. You’re not here to “get everything right.” You’re here to recognize how beautiful and perfect you already are. Saturn’s move through Pisces helps you build a strong foundation for your dearest hopes and dreams–especially the ones your Virgo South Node dismisses as “impractical.” You can have your pie in the sky and eat it, too. You just need to align with forces you don’t understand. Squares from Gemini and Sagittarius alert you to internal blocks. If you find a boulder in your way, make like water and flow around it. Instead of stressing and trying to figure out every last detail, practice trusting a Higher Power. Prayer is practical action for Pisces North Node natives. Mantra meditation eases inner conflict by giving your monkey mind somewhere else to focus. Your first and most important task each day is to “tune in” to higher guidance. Whatever time you “waste” in prayer and meditation, life returns to you through magical means.

Jupiter in Taurus May 2023-4 (Video)

Jupiter entered Taurus with a bang on May 16, 2023, but there’s so much more to Jupiter in Taurus than the initial T-square with Mars in Leo and Pluto in Aquarius. What can we expect between now and May 25, 2024?

This video looks at famous people with Jupiter in Taurus, how this placement plays out in natal charts and collectively. It explores previous transits, as well as important upcoming dates in June 2023 and beyond, including Jupiter conjunct the North Node in Taurus on June 1.

How can we prepare? How can we use these energies for best results? If you like crystals, you’re in for a treat! (Note: if you’re reading this in an email, you’ll need to click through to the post. Emails from WordPress don’t embed YouTube videos.)

Thoughts on Turning Fifty

Yesterday, David and I celebrated my 50th birthday, and I have to say it was my favorite one yet! Thank you to everyone who sent texts, emails, cards, calls and more. I don’t know why, but I have never been so excited to turn a year older.

Aging is such a paradox for me, because I look way younger than my years, but I have always felt ancient. I’ve communicated with the dead since my best friend Grandpa Frank died when I was three. I then became best friends with his widow, my Grandma Van. Wherever I live, I tend to have at least one dear friend in her eighties. I have many clients in their seventies who send me “Mother’s Day” greetings, and my own mom often introduces me as “the best mom” she could ever have.

I recall loads of past lives going back to prehistoric times, and I experience these memories as one, long, continuous life. I remember dying in different ways, have previewed and empathed many people’s deaths at the time they died, only to learn later that this was not my imagination. I’ve had way more near death experiences (NDE’s) than most people. I always get sent back here, but I feel SO OLD most of the time. Not old, decrepit–old like a tree that bears witness to the rise and fall of empires. That sounds dramatic, but it’s how I experience “life” on a daily basis.

Throw in precognitive dreams and visions, and I’m simultaneously ancient and sometimes a decade ahead of the calendar. Clocks on my nightstand don’t work. They always run way fast, even if we reset them to the proper time.

Added to this mix is my May 19, 1998 car accident, which served as a not-so-subtle end of an era. This occurred three days before I turned twenty-five. I received a great big traumatic brain injury for that birthday, and I became totally disabled like an old person. Memory problems, balance issues, constantly in the doctor’s office, couldn’t drive anymore, lost my independence, retired from my career … and I have pretty much reverse aged since then. Now I regularly shock people who think I’m in my twenties, thirties, or–if they kind of know that’s impossible–then people like my shocked nephew think I’m forty-two.

David and I tend to celebrate “birthday month,” since his birthday’s May 7th. We took a beautiful three-day weekend up in Traverse City area for his, and for mine we did little day trips and outings around Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids. David took me to the farmers market and various plant stores, and I got the rest of the garden planted up this weekend. We tried some amazing (and new to us) vegan food, and yesterday we spent the day in Ann Arbor. David arranged it all, hitting a perfect balance of bookstores, crystal shop, and a French cafe, followed by Mother Nature.

We took a lovely walk–almost a hike–in Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum, followed by a delicious meal at the vegetarian restaurant, Seva. I’ll share a few photos from our day, since David documented it for Crazy Plant Lady, who is now–finally–“in her fifties.”

They have a huge collection of peonies at the botanical garden!

From the botanical garden, we moved onto diverse trails of the arboretum. My knee has recovered enough to hike almost three miles, including lots of hills and steps.

As usual, we saw a lot of owls, including this one:

My mom’s happy birthday text revealed that she had heard an owl hoot when she awoke yesterday. You also might have noticed (in the first photo) this gorgeous owl and moonstone pendant birthday gift from my sweet faery “twin” Tania Marie. She has a matching one with rabbits!

We saw more owls at Seva but didn’t document those since we were busy enjoying our meal. Presence is important, even for people as temporally challenged as I am. Take time to stop and smell the rhododendrons:

The Unseen ~ A New Novel by Mike Clelland

Mike Clelland–author of The Messengers, Stories from the Messengers, and Hidden Experience–has just released his first novel, The Unseen.

I’m so excited to review this book, but before I do, I need to disclose that I edited the manuscript. That said, I feel honored to have done so. This is a brilliant offering on so many different levels. I’ve watched it transform from a comic book to a novella into a full fledged novel that I’ve compared to Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. I’ve read that book a dozen times and hold a Masters degree in English Language and Literature, so this is no light comparison.

Mike has a special ability to write about emotions. This book ranges from the depths of despair to mystical heights, and the tenderness with which he treats his characters astounds me. Even minor figures come to life as real people grappling with paranormal events and more universal themes of love, grief and complex relationships. I would say the characters “make” the book, except so many other things stand out, too.

In addition to showing the nuanced paradox of spiritual awakening, this novel also conveys a tangible sense of place. Most of the book occurs in the Southwest, and Mike’s decades as a professional wilderness guide allow him to bring us right into that environment. As readers, we see, feel, taste, touch and hear the magical desert. We dive right into the charm and grit of a forgotten town. We experience the pulsating joy and sorrow of NDE’s, OBE’s and other difficult to explain things. I’m no stranger to strange events, and I know how tricky they are to convey. This story hits home in ways that only a fellow experiencer and researcher could bring to life.

It also goes way beyond a paranormal thriller. Yes, psychics, synchronicity and dreams play big roles, as do murky behind-the-scenes controllers. But this is also a love story, a tale of friendships lost and found, a hymn to the creative process, and a deeply healing narrative. We long to find our own Trail’s End Café, to listen to Tony’s mix-tapes and drink some of that amazing coffee.

While editing, I’ve read and re-read the entire book so many times that I’ve lost track. During all those reviews, I never once grew tired of the story, scenes or the characters. I actually miss reading it each morning and will probably begin again very soon. It’s the kind of book that rewards multiple readings, because so many subtle details reveal themselves with each new journey through its pages. I love this book, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

An instant classic, available in paperback and Kindle.

Garden Update ~ All the Greens

I finally got back in the garden after knee injury, time away, and the major editing project (TBA on Friday). I was pleasantly surprised to realize that even though we’re mostly between blooms, all the different greens create their own visual magic. I decided to put my Space Needle bean trellis up front this, year, and I’m excited about the new structural element it adds to the front yard.

I’ll be doing more work this weekend, adding more seeds and plants, but for now, the perennials, volunteers and the few starts and seeds I planted actually look more intentional than they are. These cuties sat outside most of the morning. They were the first thing I saw when I opened the curtains:

Some quick shots from today:

Closer view of the Space Needle bean trellis:

The wider view with daffodil stems gathering sunshine for next year’s blooms:

New Moon in Taurus ~ May 19, 2023

My May 2023 Forecast shares:

May 19 New Moon in Taurus, 11:53 a.m. Eastern US time. The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is: “(TAURUS 29): TWO COBBLERS WORKING AT A TABLE. KEYNOTE: The two-fold character of man’s mature understanding.” On a personal note, this New Moon exactly conjuncts my Midheaven. On a collective note, we’re asked to cultivate a more nuanced and mature perspective. Beware of black or white thinking. The answer falls somewhere between extremes. We can integrate differences and cooperate for better overall results.

May 19, 2023, 11:53 a.m., Washington, D.C.

We’ve got the Sabian Symbol of TWO COBBLERS WORKING AT A TABLE. In Faery Lore, cobblers are code for shamanism and the ability to walk in two worlds. Nuts and bolts Saturn remains in dreamy Pisces, urging us to bring those dreams into reality. In addition, Neptune in Pisces closely sextiles the New Moon in Taurus, and this brings even more awareness of two worlds. The old world continues to dissolve, but the new world hasn’t quite materialized yet.

My video goes into more detail about collaborations, partnerships and potential romantic connections revealed or triggered by this New Moon. Since I’ve covered all that in the video, this written post will look at more of the geopolitical and general implications.

At the time of the New Moon, Venus loosely conjuncts the US natal Sun. Our values as a nation shift towards protecting home and family. We could see border issues intensify, especially with the massive T-square in effect among Jupiter in early Taurus, square Pluto in early Aquarius, with Mars completing the T-square from early Leo the very next day. This T-square is already in effect even with Mars in late Cancer at the exact New Moon. Mars often acts early, and he’s already in a tight orb of the T-square.

All of this combines with Venus conjunct the US natal Sun (love of home and the US identity as a nation), creating big (Jupiter) power struggles (Mars opposite Pluto). We’ve got a powder keg of intensity, and Mars lights the fuse. Fortunately, the influence of Saturn and Neptune in watery Pisces turns some of those explosions into duds. The earthy Taurus energy also puts out some flames. Even though Mars activates the T-square, in terms of the New Moon, he offers a supportive sextile. This implies that the God of War is also focused on action to manifest the new, dreamy future.

Change is coming–for sure–but it won’t be as volatile as it could have been in all Air and Fire signs.

This New Moon in Taurus quincunxes (150 degrees) the Galactic Center, turning that intense energy into labor pains. With Pluto involved, we’ve got death and rebirth. With the Galactic Center involved, we’ve got Cosmic Goddess energy birthing the new world into being. At the same time, asteroid Aphrodite conjuncts the Galactic Center, also quincunxing the New Moon. My video gets into the Venus aspects (both current and future) with the May 19th event, but Aphrodite is the Greek equivalent of Venus. Regardless of what seems to be happening, we’ll feel major undercurrents of love and beauty.

The New Moon closely conjuncts the Plutino Mors-Somnus. If that name reminds you of death and sleep, you’re not imagining things. Mors is a Roman God of Death, and Somnus is the Roman God of Sleep. We’ve got a connection of dreams, sleep and death. Mors-Somnus is a binary system, so again we find this idea of collaboration (like the cobblers). Partnership, collaboration and shared resources have been ongoing themes since April. The addition of Mors-Somnus increases both the Plutonian and Neptunian energies at the time of the New Moon. Things could feel extra deep and surreal at this time.

Asteroid Phaeton also conjuncts this May 19th New Moon in Taurus, and in mythology, Phaeton was the charioteer, as in “Chariots of the Gods.” In astrology, Phaeton is a bridge or “messenger of the gods.” It used to be a planet, which got destroyed and broke into asteroids. Pay attention to cosmic messages that come through, as the portals are wide open right now. As mentioned in my video, even though this is not an eclipse, it might feel like one due to the intensity. At the same time, this intensity receives an extra dose of the weird. Any losses could seem orchestrated or dreamlike. Power struggles could feel like fighting in two different realms.

We can expect increased awareness of both negative and positive potentials that bleed through from other realms. Follow your intuition and tend to your own vibration! It’s easy to slip between the cracks at this time. We have powerful potential for change, and so much of this change could be divinely inspired beauty, harmony and grace. But the battles for our attention and emotions rage on. Consciously choose where to focus your own energy. We can’t control larger forces, but we can influence things to receive “a glancing blow” or “a catapult forward” instead of getting clobbered.

I feel strongly that this time period connects with the Fall 2019 dream I shared towards the end of my April 5-6 Libra Full Moon video. In that dream, I overheard a conversation between my Aunt Gail and my sister Erica, discussing “special mandala shaped floors that tip to get everyone where they need to be in the event of an earthquake.” I overheard this conversation twice, and it directly related to the kinds of 5D relationships, partnerships and collaboration’s I keep seeing unfold in this ready-to-be-birthed reality.

In addition to all the other wild synchronicities and precognitive dreams pointing to this week as massively significant–hundreds of dreams about current times, with dozens of them pointing specifically to this week–my Aunt Gail (whose name means “gale” or “great wind”) just happened visit my sister (whose name means “supreme ruler”) for the first time in ages. For me, that’s another indicator that we’re rapidly approaching “go time.”

As Timothy Glenn and I discussed in our recent Pluto Rx + May 2023 Forecast video, we might see a series of lesser tremors instead of “The Big One” all at once. If so, count your blessings. The level of potential volatility this week gets buffered by Venus, the Galactic Center, and Taurus, Cancer and Pisces energies. Labor pains can be intense, but they’re also exciting. Something new is being birthed by all those “earthquakes.” Ride the shudders and waves. Sometimes painful events and hard labor release the greatest blessings.

Jupiter and New Moon in Taurus

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there!

Today initiates a wild week of astro weather. Mercury stations Direct on the 14th (today), and then Jupiter makes a bold move into Taurus on the 16th, squaring Pluto in early Aquarius. We’ve got a potent New Moon on the 19th, and then Mars enters Leo on the 20th, triggering a massive T-square with Pluto and Jupiter.

I’ve been dreaming of this time period–and this date in particular–since 2020. We’re talking many hundreds of dreams, with over a dozen specifically pointing to this week. I don’t know what that means, but since this video’s already done, I’ll post it now. I’m hoping to do a written post about the New Moon in Taurus, but that will depend on timing outside my control. For now, here’s some of what you can expect this week and beyond: