Door Number 27 ~ Star Gate Portal

Star Gate Portal by Laura Bruno

At long last, I’ve finished the portal door I “downloaded” in a flash in January 2021 while working on a collaborative project. I saw it so clearly and right away ordered a slatted wooden sign that I could turn into a vertical “gate.” I found and ordered a dresser pull to use as a mini doorknob, and David drilled a hole for me at a doorknob appropriate spot. The image was so clear, and the objects so readily appeared that I expected this to be one of the fastest portals I ever created.

Then, it became obvious that the collaboration needed to pause while other projects occurred–for both of us–and I received not one, but two commissioned portals that jumped ahead of the Star Gate. I shared those stories in write-ups for The Queen of Wands Imbolc Portal and Strength Portal with Quan Yin and Tiger. As I mentioned in those posts, I sensed all three portals as somehow linked together. Not only did I give Reiki Healing Attunements to all three wooden panels/sign, but I primed them at the same time. I coded preliminary Runes on the back of them as a group, even though each portal features its own coding specific to the person for whom I created the portal.

I mention the delay because “perfect timing” plays out with all of these portals. I often experience delays that prove meaningful. The Queen of Wands portal jumped ahead of both my own and the other commissioned portal, and I finished on Imbolc Eve. This is a date sacred to St. Bridget/Goddess Brigid, with whom the patron feels a strong connection. When I finally began working on the Strength Portal with Quan Yin and Tiger, I realized we had just entered Year of the Tiger. Again, perfect timing!

I posted the Strength Portal on October 3, 2022 and figured I would get started on my Star Gate Portal, but nope. Instead I downloaded an idea for turning my Metaphysics of Lyme nonfiction project into a novel. I spent a month brainstorming and jotting down notes, pulling characters’ natal charts, and then on October 30, Mars stationed Retrograde in Gemini–where I have four planets, including my Mercury. I was going great guns on that novel project until everything screeched to a halt. We entered holiday season, and I leaned into some very deep inner shifts that apparently needed to occur before I could finish the Star Gate Portal or the novel.

Of all my portals, this is the one most assisted and directed by David. Not only did he drill the hole for the drawer pull doorknob, but he also took me on a surprise visit to a crystal shop where seeing a bunch of blue topaz gave me the idea to glue those onto the portal as stars. I picked up three shungite stones from the same place, and eventually I realized I needed to use two rocks David had picked up from one of our walks by Lake Michigan. Then I got the idea to use a mirrored star as “The” Star of the portal. It’s traditionally an 8-pointed star, but I accidentally ordered a Star of David. When I realized the mistake, the only 8-pointed star available was a Star of Bethlehem. I grew up in Bethlehem, PA, so this seemed perfect, too. Now I have a 6-pointed Star of David for some unknown future project, plus a mirrored portal star connected to my own early life.

As we approached David’s holiday work party, held on January 6, 2023, I realized I would need to cut the black and white wig for my Cruella costume. The one I had was just too long. It occurred to me that I could save some of the white hair and use it for my portal, at which point, I realized this would be much more of a multimedia collage than a portal “painting.” I found and ordered different colors of felt and ribbon to glue onto the portal in the same imagery I’d seen so long ago in my head.

January 6, 2023 was a potent day. Not only did it feature a powerful Full Moon in Cancer exactly conjunct my Ascendant/Midheaven Midpoint, it occurred on the religious Feast Day of Epiphany. In Christianity, Epiphany represents the arrival of the Three Magi/Wise Men/astrologers who followed the star to the babe in a manger. The term epiphany refers to a sudden insight or realization. Using the white hair cut from the costume I wore to the January 6 party further links this portal to David, as well as to the idea of sudden downloads, realizations, gifts, and a recognition of Divine Timing.

That particular Full Moon’s Sabian Symbol was: (CANCER 17°): THE UNFOLDMENT OF MULTILEVEL POTENTIALITIES ISSUING FROM AN ORIGINAL GERM. KEYNOTE: The life urge to actualize one’s birth potential. Combined with the Star of Bethlehem linked to my very early life, this all felt orchestrated. The long delays ended up simplifying the portal creation. Instead of painting, shading and needing to figure out how to paint imagery with spaces between the slats, everything came together as a collage.

Mars stationed Direct on January 12, 2023, and from then on, the Star Gate Portal unfolded in rapid fire ways. David helped me plot out the felt pieces, and he ironed the ribbon I used for the portal quote. (Yes, David does any ironing in our house, because that’s not a skill I’ve acquired!) It also felt symbolic to have him assist so much on this portal, which feels like the most “me” of all the portals. I ended up gluing most of it together between January 21-23, 2023. This time period included a powerful New Moon in Aquarius that almost exactly conjuncted my natal Moon, followed by Uranus stationing Direct on the 22nd, and then the finishing touches glued on 1/23, which links this portal to the Magician Portal.

In Tarot, the Star card connects with the Sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. Because of how my natal chart interconnects, that Aquarius New Moon activated my entire Sun/Moon/Pluto Grand Trine in Air, plus my Mercury, Neptune, Ascendant, Midheaven (career), Part of Fortune (happy spot) and Vertex (fated trigger point). It felt like someone flipped a switch that will allow me to live much more to my full potential. This has already begun to play out in real time. I’ll announce a big shift sometime in the next week or so.

In addition, the 1/23 finish date ties into a key dream I had on 1/23/2020 (a version of 1/23/4), “full speed ahead” that also connects to Door Number 16: “Not all who wander are lost.” Of course, this portal also connects to an earlier Star Portal commissioned in Canada in 2010. That was Door Number 11, tying into my own 11 Life Path Number.

The quote and numbers of the Justice Portal also tie into this new Star Gate Portal. That was Door Number 22 and featured an 11/11 on the painted ribbon. My birthday is May 22, and again that 11 Life Path Number arose in connection with stars. I actually painted lady Justice as Astraea, a star goddess, further connecting both portals. That was a commissioned portal, but the patron and I share many synchronicities as her two portals continue to activate, even years later. That portal’s quote reads, “The universe and the light of the stars come through me.” That’s a Rumi quote, while this portal’s quote (also by Rumi) reads, “Let the waters settle and you will find the moon and stars mirrored in your own being.”

This whole portal process felt so instructive. Despite delays, the actual work portion of the portal unfolded really fast. The longest part was waiting for glue to dry for various layers, but it took very little active time. This, too, felt symbolic. The pieces were all in place, yet they needed to settle and gel before moving forward. The end product looks so similar to my original vision, except it became almost effortlessly 3D. What I thought presented a major challenge–painting a realistic figure over slats with spaces between them–materialized in such a literal and easy way. I felt surprise and delight as the portal confirmed a repeat Dream Guy message, “Delay leads to delight.”

Once the glue dried, I hung this portal in my office, near a waterfall tapestry and a magical owl I got from Faery Sis Tania Marie. I love how her white hair and the kyanite “water” echo the white owl and the waterfall. Photos don’t show how much it sparkles and glows at night, but you can kind of imagine the energy.

Star Gate Portal with Dream Weaver by Phoebe

Even though the owl is not part of this portal, it definitely plays with the portal energy. Tania included a lovely write-up on her post suggesting this Barn Owl and Faery Queen wanted to move on. You can explore this beautiful owl more thoroughly here. Scroll down her post to get to the owl part. The owl and faery arrived about six months after my initial vision of the Star Gate Portal. I’ve always sensed the portal would go in that same corner, but I didn’t originally anticipate how the white hair and ribbons would play off the waterfall and owl.

They resonate so well together that I consider them part of a powerful co-creation in that entire corner. From my desk, I see the owl aimed to land on my shoulder, while the doorknob and starry crown sparkle and shine. The Star of Bethlehem mirror looks like something shining from within the door, and the kyanite reminds me that inspiration flows.

Key symbols in this portal include:

Star Card Symbols: The Water Bearer (Aquarius) pouring water into water and on the land. An 8-pointed star. This card is number 17, and with the 16 blue topaz stars, that brings us to 17. Qualities associated with the star card include: hope, best of both worlds, rejuvenation, alignment, cleansing, ascension, promise, and reassurance. The woman is naked and unashamed, in total harmony with land, sea and sky.

Blue Topaz: The clear blue color symbolizes water, wind and sky. Blue topaz stabilizes emotions and helps us to find our own True North through authentic inner guidance. It also enhances creativity and self expression.

Blue Kyanite: Sometimes known as a “channeling stone,” blue kyanite enhances our connection to inspiration and messages from beyond. It’s an excellent stone for writers. According to the paper that came with the stones I ordered from Mind Body Nirvana LLC, “Blue Kyanite: inspires spiritual growth, facilitates dream work, improves clarity, improves one’s communication, inspires transformation, improves intuition, assists with psychic abilities & divine guidance.”

Shungite: Used for water purification, shungite is 99% carbon, which also ties into stardust and the human body. With unknown origins, shungite may have come from a meteorite colliding with Earth. Shungite protects from EMF radiation, and it assists with any conditions related to inflammation or allergic response.

Pitchers: These silver vessels tie into the Divine Feminine, reception, water, and flow.

Starry Crown: Again, the presence of a starry crown links to Justice (Door Number 22), which featured Lady Justice as Astraea the star goddess wearing a starry crown. Anytime a new portal links to an earlier portal, it seems to activate both, like reaffirming the intentions and generating big synchronicities related to the door or its coding.

I coded the Star Gate Portal to support the powerful current and upcoming activations in my natal chart, progressions and life. For years, I’ve looked at this 2023-2025 time period, when Pluto in early Aquarius will conjunct my natal Moon (most personal point in the chart) and trine or sextile so many other things. I knew that running away from change would only make Pluto’s tsunami crash harder against my Moon, so I decided to lean into change. I can use this energy to bring forth so many creations with tremendous depth and power. I can flow during my own rebirth.

This portal is a prayer and intention that no matter what happens, I will thrive, renew and regenerate. I added one extra blue topaz star to the rock upon which the woman sits. This brings the star energy into her foundation and adds an extra sense of grounding to all the psychic downloads and dreamy intuition.

This post kept getting delayed by newly activated projects that unfolded throughout the week. Only today did I realize that Door Number 27 would post on 1/27. Thanks for journeying awhile with me!

February 2023 Forecast and First Quarter North Node Horoscopes

Apologies if this goes out twice! I posted it, and somehow WordPress is hiding the post, so this will bring it back up. I hope! (Just when I thought my energy wasn’t affecting electronics anymore ………)

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FEBRUARY 2023 FORECAST

First Quarter 2023 features many major astro events, but February allows us to catch our breath. On the other hand, with all planets moving direct, we might also find things that began long ago finally move forward. We’ll experience extra dreamy Venus/Neptune energy for Valentine’s Day. If this month feels a little–boring–count your blessings. It’s a great time for creative inspiration with all that Aquarius and Pisces energy. Big pictures, unconditional compassion, Highest Good of All. Use the downtime to prepare for March, which features several heavyweights changing signs. Get your proverbial ducks in a row.

February 4 Venus in Pisces square Mars in Gemini. This transit offers a mixed bag, depending on the quality of your relationships. Sexuality, sensuality, banter and flirtation amplify whatever dynamic already exists–negative or positive. Frustration could peak, or you might feel thrilled by passion and the physical expression of love…

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New Moon in Aquarius and Uranus Direct ~ January 21-22, 2023

Just a reminder that this New Moon in Aquarius fast approaches. Mars stationed Direct on the 12th, Mercury stationed Direct on the 18th. That leaves Uranus on the 22nd, and then we’ll have some rare all-direct support. If you’ve felt stuck, this New Moon and the next four weeks bring extra fresh energy.

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This post wants to go up sooner rather than later. I will reblog it closer to the time, but these are wild and potent energies! In many ways, this upcoming New Moon gives us “a preview of the preview” of Pluto in Aquarius. On March 23, 2023 the slow moving Lord of the Underworld shifts from Capricorn, which Pluto has upended since 2008, and moves into Aquarius, where he will remain for just a few months before retrograding back to Capricorn on June 11. Pluto won’t re-enter Aquarius for the long haul until January 2024. The not quite three months in 2023 gives us a taste of Pluto in Aquarius until 2044.

This New Moon in very early Aquarius looks forward to March 23, and backwards to December 21, 2020 when Jupiter and Saturn conjuncted in the first degree of Aquarius. There are so many moving parts with this extremely…

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“A Deep Cleanse” Dream

This morning’s dream seems collective, so I’ll share it here:

1/17/2023
“A Deep Cleanse”

I was in a large, multi-storied house with a large group of people. At first it seemed like some kind of huge society party, but then I realized something else was going on here. Periodically, smaller groups of people would disappear from the festivities, and they’d go upstairs where we could just see them from kind of a mezzanine level.

While on this level, just barely visible to us below, people underwent a deep cleaning procedure, so that everything became purified. This occurred while wearing clothes. Everything just got a full blast of cleaning in a really posh setting. Then the people would return to the lower level and others would go upstairs.

This wasn’t a one and done situation. People needed multiple cleanings throughout the length of the party. It was loud with hints of excitement. People seemed eager to go through the cleansing process each time, like they knew this was a requirement in order to receive something really worth having.

I don’t remember much else. The main things were this deep cleansing process for groups of people and their excited, anticipatory voices as they went through the process with each other. The dream had an invigorating feel to it, and I awoke well rested and relaxed.

END of dream journal.

This feels like a collective dream and reminds me a little of the Gold Lamé Circle dream where groups of people left the circle and when they returned, they wore more and more gold lamé in their clothes until it reached their collars.

Instead of a golden circle, this dream featured a multistory building. Instead of turning into gold, people received a very deep cleansing, almost like every cell and every atom got squeezed and wrung out so that only the original and authentic imprints remained. Each cleansing process felt like a relief and the next step towards something wonderful.

I don’t have much to add, but it seems like an encouraging dream not just for me but for many people.

Heads Up on Homeopathy

Just a heads up for anyone who finds homeopathic remedies as or more effective than actual drugs, the FDA has declared that all homeopathic “drugs” are now illegal. If they are not GRAS (generally recognized as safe) and approved by the FDA, then they are being illegally sold, according to their oh, so reliable guidelines. In other words, if you like homeopathic remedies (which never expire), you might want to stock up.

This is, of course, NOT medical advice–just a public service announcement for any of my many readers who swear by remedies such as arnica, oscillococcinum, hypericum and others.

UPDATE: Sorry, I did not also post a link to this late 2022 report on the FDA’s regulation moves: https://anh-usa.org/explaining-the-fdas-new-homeopathy-policy/ . The Alliance for Natural Health does not anticipate immediate removal of all homeopathic remedies, but the FDA is following a similar trajectory as they have for suppressing alternative cures than the ones that make big $$ for BigPharma. This comes at the same time the WHO is trying to force a worldwide pandemic treaty and/or turning voluntary compliance of an earlier treaty into mandatory compliance, thereby removing all health sovereignty from nations and individuals. It also comes amidst a major push to regulate CBD.

Oh, BigPharma and the FDA, such a power couple! Big Brother and Big Sister, how would humanity thrive without you? Here’s what I suspect:

Door Number 6: Freya and Frigga

Happy Friday the 13th! Ann K reminded me that Friday was originally named for Frigga and Freya, so today seems a perfect day to reblog this portal painting from 2010. It’s the only one I’ve ever signed–although I did so in Runes!

More on Friday the 13th history here: https://annkreilkamp.net/2023/01/13/its-friday-the-13th-good-luck-or-bad-luck/

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The Norse goddesses Freya and Frigga literally highjacked this door.

Freya and Frigga Door by Laura Bruno

I had completely planned out Door Number 6 as a variation of the Lovers from the Tarot since that is card number 6, but I had a slight delay in picking up that door. In the time between plan and pickup, these two jumped in with a newer plan and continued to run the show for the entire painting. I had anticipated an Aurora Borrealis and Full Moon below, but then the Queen of Cups announced herself as a mermaid. The result is a bright, playful portal with three aspects of the Divine Feminine.

Freya corresponds to Aphrodite: love, sensuality and sexuality. Frigga embodies ideals of Motherhood and Marriage. The Queen of Cups respresents deep, feminine intuitive wisdom, a spiritual type of Mother Love, and that watery, boundary-less Feminine Principle.

Freya and Frigga…

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New Moon in Aquarius and Uranus Direct ~ January 21-22, 2023

This post wants to go up sooner rather than later. I will reblog it closer to the time, but these are wild and potent energies! In many ways, this upcoming New Moon gives us “a preview of the preview” of Pluto in Aquarius. On March 23, 2023 the slow moving Lord of the Underworld shifts from Capricorn, which Pluto has upended since 2008, and moves into Aquarius, where he will remain for just a few months before retrograding back to Capricorn on June 11. Pluto won’t re-enter Aquarius for the long haul until January 2024. The not quite three months in 2023 gives us a taste of Pluto in Aquarius until 2044.

This New Moon in very early Aquarius looks forward to March 23, and backwards to December 21, 2020 when Jupiter and Saturn conjuncted in the first degree of Aquarius. There are so many moving parts with this extremely “Age of Aquarius” event, including the Uranian concept of precognition or receiving rapid downloads of other points in time. Because of the intense pressure on the early degrees of Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius), it feels right to give people an extra heads up, so here we go!

My January 2023 Forecast shared:

January 21 New Moon in Aquarius, 3:53 p.m. Eastern Standard US time. On a personal note, this New Moon conjuncts my own natal Moon, within minutes. Rounding up to 2° Aquarius, we find Dane Rudyhar’s Sabian Symbol for this New Moon: “AN UNEXPECTED THUNDERSTORM. KEYNOTE: The need to develop the inner security which will enable us to meet unexpected crises.” The Ruler of this New Moon–Uranus–stations Direct the next day. Stationing always amplifies the energy of an outer planet, and Uranus is the planet most associated with thunderstorms, especially lightning bolts. Anytime we deal with Aquarius or Uranus, we’re wise to “expect the unexpected.” We can’t prepare for everything, but we can pay attention to signs, synchronicities, dreams and “psychic downloads” urging us to take certain preparatory steps. When we work with the Unseen world, we experience greater resilience, peace and ease in the 3D world.

January 22 Uranus stations Direct in Taurus and Venus conjuncts Saturn in Aquarius. A powerful day! Uranus sends a spark of genius–or a flash of chaos. No one knows what this Cosmic Weirdo may do at any given moment. He’s like the Tower card in Tarot, a revolutionary, Mr. Wild Card Liberator stationing Direct in the most rooted, stable sign of the zodiac. Well, Taurus likes stability. With Uranus stirring things up since May 2018 and the North Node still retrograding its way through Taurus since January 2021, this Earth sign of banking, fertility, food, the body and personal values keeps getting zapped. Will lightning strike on 1/22/23? Who knows?! Outer planets exert the most pressure as they station, but will the earthquakes be literal or metaphorical? When the Love Goddess conjuncts Saturn, beautiful creations can more easily manifest. In zany Aquarius–co-ruled by both Saturn and Uranus–anything goes. With both these transits on the same day, we can predict something unusual will happen. Keep your head on a swivel and yer dancin’ shoes at the ready.

Asteroid Magdalena conjunct the New Moon amplifies its Aquarian feel. In astrology, Magdalena suggests “affinity and commitment toward a group or collective cause.” Aquarius is the sign of the group and collective cause. Together we can uplift humanity and serve the Highest Good of All.

Exactly opposing the New Moon is Black Moon Lilith in Leo. She reminds us that cooperation restricts our wild, primal nature (Lilith) and may go against our own needs and desires (Leo). Despite our best intentions and platitudes (Aquarius), ego issues (Leo) and deep soul needs (Lilith) demand acknowledgement. The UNEXPECTED THUNDERSTORM will be more intense if we try to ignore our inner Lilith. She wants sovereignty and respect. If we don’t factor her into the equation, autoimmune conditions, tantrums and rioting will follow. Aim for balance between group harmony (Aquarius) and personal integrity (Leo).

At the time of the New Moon, Mercury in Capricorn quincunxes Mars in Gemini. This 150° aspect demands creative integration of unlike things. Capricorn is a Cardinal Earth sign, while Gemini is a Mutable Air sign. On the surface they have nothing in common, but the quincunx nags us to make it work.

Mars in Gemini brings information warfare and reminds us that words have power. Mercury in Capricorn shares information about power structures, authorities, rules and regulations. Mercury also rules Gemini, so we find common ground in areas of information, communication and understanding. We can integrate this quincunx by paying attention to and acting on information, especially information that challenges us to look at other possibilities (Gemini). The phrase, “Let’s make a deal” comes to mind–a negotiation (Mercury/Gemini) among leaders (Capricorn) that allows us to move forward (Mars). This could occur on both personal and collective levels.

At this time, Mars closely conjuncts the US natal Uranus. Revolutionary energies arise across the world, but especially in the United States. Patience only lasts so long when Mars conjuncts one’s Uranus. Desire for change triggers action and–quite possibly–war. This is volatile energy. Beware of accidents and false flags.

The power and potential of Mercury in Capricorn gets strengthened by conjuncting centaur Pholus. I’ve written about Pholus before, because I find this guy sets off explosive events. Pholus is the “small thing/BIG EFFECT” point in a chart. Some compare his action to chaos theory’s “butterfly effect,” where “a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.” With Pholus so close to Mercury, quincunx Mars in Gemini/US natal Uranus, the smallest (Pholus) leak or drop of information (Mercury/Gemini) could suddenly (Pholus) challenge (Mars/US Uranus) the old world order (Capricorn). Of all the centaurs, Pholus acts most like Uranus–this New Moon’s ruler, and the planet that stations Direct the very next day.

Mercury in Capricorn also trines the North Node in Taurus. This supportive aspect suggests that messages, information and understanding (Mercury) will align with destiny (North Node), bringing tangible, real world results (Earth signs Capricorn and Taurus). But things align for even greater miracles. In addition to Pholus, Mercury also conjuncts asteroid Quaoar. According to SunSigns.org:

QUAOAR ASTROLOGY MEANING: A FLASH OF TRUTH

The Quaoar sign meaning signifies that the true mystical experience will help you access a more profound reality where everything flows perfectly. You consider everything as sacred and develop greater respect for life.”

Wow! But wait, there’s more …

Amplifying the North Node’s hand of destiny, this New Moon closely conjuncts asteroid Klotho. In mythology, Klotho is one of the Three Fate Sisters. She portends beginnings, initiations, births, and ignition. She can also bring people back to life if she feels they died too soon. Every New Moon allows us to hit the reset button, but Klotho and an ever growing cast of characters make this one feel extra fresh, weird and new. High strangeness awaits!

Set for Washington, D.C., the Ascendant of this New Moon chart conjuncts the January 6, 2023 Full Moon in Cancer. If you’ve not read that post, I suggest you do, as it sets the stage for this New Moon. This January 21 chart’s Ascendant also conjuncts the US natal Sun, marking it as extra important to the United States. The connection between the January 6 Full Moon and January 21 New Moon links these events as part of a bigger picture. Astrology allows us to peak behind a tarp hiding the Cosmic Painter’s canvas as he slowly finishes the work in progress. We don’t know if we’ll approve of style or genre, but planetary aspects and Sabian Symbols give us clues to theme and content.

As I mentioned in the January 6 Full Moon post, all of this occurs in larger context of the ongoing First US Pluto Return. That long transit first came into orb around 2015 and will continue through at least 2025. We’re in the thick of it right now, and although in a different sign, this New Moon conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn and the US natal Pluto. Anytime a nation undergoes its First Pluto Return, it faces existential threats. Sometimes the entire government dissolves. Crises, discord and revolutions are common. Sometimes that nation returns to its initial seed–the full potential contained in the original concept of the nation.

Uranus stations Direct the next day, just minutes away from the November 8, 2022 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse. You might recall that as Midterm Election Day in the US. Again, we find uncanny precision of astro and “real world” events. Dane Rudhyar’s Sabian Symbol for where Uranus stations Direct is: “(TAURUS 15°): HEAD COVERED WITH A RAKISH SILK HAT, MUFFLED AGAINST THE COLD, A MAN BRAVES A STORM. KEYNOTE: The courage needed to meet the crises precipitated by social ambition. … What is revealed here is CHARACTER under adverse circumstances.”

In other words, we’ve got the god of thunderstorms and lightning bolts (Uranus) showing off (stationing Direct), in a degree that emphasizes “a storm.” This occurs just one day after an Aquarius New Moon ruled by Uranus. That New Moon activates “AN UNEXPECTED THUNDERSTORM.” We don’t know what will happen, but something big is brewing. Within the next month, we might look around and say, “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” Will we also sing, “Ding, dong the witch is dead”? Only time will tell, but Uranus tends to trigger liberation.

With Venus conjunct Saturn at this same time, we can bring something unusual (Aquarius) and beautiful (Venus) into tangible form (Saturn, the builder). A stroke of genius (Uranus) inspires elegant solutions (Venus conjunct Saturn). It might also trigger fated meetings that lead to committed relationships. My forecast: AN UNEXPECTED THUNDERSTORM with potential for rainbows.

Just for Fun

In the comment section, I promised to share photos of my costume from David’s holiday work party, which we attended last night. I had mentioned a need to cut a very long wig and that I planned to use some of the leftover hair on the woman in my new Star Gate portal.

We forgot to take more pictures at the actual event, but here are some shots from before we left the house. The party invitation strongly requested costumes from anything owned by Disney, which now also includes the entire Marvel Multiverse plus Star Wars. David and I went as Cruella de Vil and one of her henchmen. The venue made a special vegetarian entrée for me, and it was amazing! Such a nice surprise, as I usually can’t eat much at these events. Between the costumes, the food and getting to hang out with some of David’s work friends, we had a great time.

Anyway, here are the promised pix–the caked on makeup was intentional and kinda fun!

I’ll post the Star Gate portal once I finish.

Gold Lame Circle Dream

This morning’s dream seems collective, so I’ll share it here:

1/5/2023
“Gold Lamé Circle”

I observed a large group of people arranging themselves in a circle. It’s hard to say just how many people were there—probably more than 20 and less than 50. The number varied because while most remained in the circle, at any given time, some people moved offscreen. When they returned, they would have a higher proportion of gold lamé on their clothing. The gold began at the feet, and it gradually, after several rounds of this for each person, reached up to their collars.

When I first awoke from this dream, for some reason, I thought it was just me processing whatever’s going on in Congress. There was a large group forming the circle, but smaller groups of maybe five or six at a time would leave and then return with a higher level of gold lamé moving up their clothing. I thought this represented backroom deals and bribes, like they negotiated things off scene and then returned to the circle enriched (metaphorically the shiny gold clothing).

I fell back asleep and seemed to dream this same thing again, and now I feel like the dream has more of a universal, symbolic meaning. The people were initially dressed in black and gray. Each one made multiple trips offscreen, while others held the circle in place. Gradually, this circle became more and more golden, as the gold lamé made its way further up their outfits. By the end, I noticed that everyone was covered in gold lamé up to their collars, and the collars were pointed like each person had rays of the sun around their neck. These were soft, not rigid, but each person’s golden collar formed a microcosm of the larger golden circle their bodies formed.

Their heads and faces remained in tones of a black and white movie—they had various tones of gray skin and black or gray hair. They were human, not ETs, and the collars had a Louis XIV feel to them. “The Sun King.” The overall progression of the dream felt like another “threshold” dream in the sense that I watched the gradual shift from grayscale to gold. I don’t know if the faces and hair would also turn to gold, or if they had finished their transformation. They were either done, or very close to done.

This echoed that series of dreams saying, “You are at the threshold,” or “This is the threshold,” or “You’ve crossed the threshold.” It wasn’t quite clear how far each needed to go, but in last night’s dream(s), the process took a long time and was either finished or nearly finished. It also reminded me of my 2001 dream about asparagus spears appearing around my head. People would pluck the spears and eat them, and then more spears/rays would grow back.

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A strange dream! Here’s an image of Louis XIV that kind of reflects what the clothing became in the dream, but super shiny. The heads and hats weren’t gold yet, but everything else on every other person was, by the end of my dream.

I shared the asparagus dream from 2001 in a 2010 post:

I looked up and saw a brilliant white light which shot down into my mouth. I ate it like food and asparagus stalks sprouted from my head. They surrounded my face like rays of the sun, and people would pluck and eat the spears. The light fed me and the spears continued to regenerate as people ate them.

(asparagus=sign of prosperity
circle, sun, spiritual food)

I can’t say exactly what each dream portends, but they seem like good signs. I will also add that I’ve noticed quite a few clients have suddenly reached the next phase of their long journeys. Whatever most important shifts I knew they would need to make in order to live the life they want to live–they have made, or are right at the threshold of making those shifts. The internal changes have occurred. The external shifts can now happen since they are ready to receive them. This also feels collective–like many of us have undergone long journeys, all synchronizing into the golden circle of my dream.

Full Moon in Cancer ~ January 6, 2023

My January 2023 Forecast shared:

January 6 Full Moon in Cancer, 6:08 p.m. Eastern Standard US time. According to Dane Rudhyar, the Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon is: (CANCER 17°): THE UNFOLDMENT OF MULTILEVEL POTENTIALITIES ISSUING FROM AN ORIGINAL GERM. KEYNOTE: The life urge to actualize one’s birth potential. What a beautiful and encouraging start to 2023! At the time of the Full Moon, the Capricorn Sun point trines Uranus in Taurus, which sextiles the Moon point. The presence of Uranus brings extra energy for breakthroughs and liberation.

The Moon rules the sign of Cancer, empowering this Full Moon with extra potent juju. We see an emphasis on intuition, emotions, ebb and flow, and issues around mothers, children, home, and country.

modified from original chart on astro-seek.com

The Sun point conjuncts Mercury in Capricorn. Information and messages will come through, especially about the past. With Mercury Retrograde, we might discover that some things are different than we originally thought. We can review details and reorganize our worldview. Pay attention to insights about rules, structures, organizations, and top down authorities. This is a great time to reassess loyalties and traditions, making sure these speak to the real you. If someone or something diminishes you, reconsider how you spend your time and energy.

The Full Moon conjuncts Echeclus. This object is both a centaur and a comet, which ties into his role in astrology. Zane Stein notes:

On Amable’s blog, Transneptunian Astrology, there is this interesting observation about Echeclus: “When Echeclus is activated, there are time connections between past, present and future. Usually something of the past has imposing influence in the present, and something of the present can have an imposing influence in the future, and vice versa, like in the movies “The Kid” (2000), “Family Man” (2000), “Pay it Forward” (2000), “Frecuency” (2000), “The Lake House” (2006, remake of “Il Mare” South Corean film of 2000), “Déjà Vu” (2006), “Tomb Raider: Legend” (PS2, 2006), “Star Trek” (1979) and “Tess” (1979).

“Learning to switch time perspectives allows us to shift our attention easily between the past, present and future, and consciously adapt our mindset to any given situation.”

Precognition and time loops get activated by Echeclus. If you find yourself “going around in circles,” consider the possibility of a spiral staircase. Are you processing the same thing but on a deeper or higher level? Time is non-linear. We can revisit and pre-visit events from widely divergent times and timelines. Remember the Sabian Symbol: THE UNFOLDMENT OF MULTILEVEL POTENTIALITIES ISSUING FROM AN ORIGINAL GERM. If you’ve felt stuck, this Full Moon’s for you. Whatever glimpse you’ve had of your most authentic, full potential Self, go for it!

Asteroid Pallas also conjuncts the Full Moon in Cancer. Pallas stands for Pallas Athene, and represents Athena’s wisdom, knowledge, and support of the arts. She also deals with pattern recognition, including astrology. This conjunction increases insight into overall patterns playing across our lives. Many of these patterns appear in our natal charts. It just depends how we play the hand we’re dealt. Will we embrace our soul’s full intention for this lifetime?

An owl often sits on Athena’s shoulder, so we get Full Moon, female and owl, all of which remind me of this grainy mirror photo from 2010:

This Full Moon exactly trines asteroid Psyche in Scorpio. Psyche represents the Soul, and in Scorpio, we’re talking the deepest parts of the Soul. Psyche was born mortal. Through a process of love, loss, divine intervention and even more love, Psyche became an immortal goddess, finally allowed to live with her husband Eros. She covers all levels and realms of consciousness, all the different ways we discover who we are and what makes us tick. This Full Moon urges us to reach our full potential as a soul.

The Full Moon in Cancer + Psyche in Scorpio form a Grand Trine in Water with asteroids Vesta and Atlantis in Pisces. Combined with the Sabian Symbol for this Moon, I find the trine with Vesta and Atlantis fascinating. Vesta represents devotion to that which we hold most dear. She tends the flame of our highest ideals, kind of like the Statue of Liberty with her torch. The sign of Cancer wants to protect and nurture family, home and country. This Full Moon in Cancer occurs within three degrees of the US natal Sun. Remember, January 6 marks an important date in US history. Whether you consider J6 an insurrection or a false flag, this Full Moon will shine light on those events.

It also occurs in larger context of the ongoing First US Pluto Return (most exact from 2022-2025). This transit will either destroy the US or see it rise like a phoenix born from the ashes of its own funeral pyre. Pluto destroys that which no longer serves, removing anything stagnant or stifling. Anything not included in the original seed or divine blueprint gets blasted away. In context of the Full Moon’s trine to Atlantis and Vesta, America was originally imagined as “The New Atlantis“–a reference to Sir Francis Bacon’s novel of that name. Analyzing this novel’s influence on the founding of the United States, Rosanne Lindsay explains:

Sir Francis Bacon was a Freemason who had a major influence on the founding of America. Along with the Pilgrims who came to America for religious freedom, secret societies, who followed Bacon’s work, came with another agenda – to use America’s military and financial power to establish democracies throughout the world, and to restore The Lost City of Atlantis.

In a pure democracy, laws are made directly by the voting majority leaving the rights of the minority largely unprotected. In a republic, laws are made by representatives chosen [by] the people and must comply with a constitution that specifically protects the rights of the minority from the will of the majority.

The issue of constitutional compliance is “up” right now and impacts what could prove a monumental lawsuit on the Supreme Court docket for January 6, 2023. Time will tell what happens, but what uncanny timing with the J6 anniversary, this court case, and the Full Moon! The next four weeks could get very interesting, especially once Mars, Mercury and Uranus station Direct in mid-late Janaury. Action, information and liberation will play key roles on the world stage. The Sabian Symbol for the US natal Sun includes a KEYNOTE: Fulfillment in transcending and changeless wisdom. By conjuncting the US natal Sun, the January 6 Full Moon in Cancer amplifies the presence of Pallas Athene, with her owl and wisdom. Athena is also the patron goddess of Athens, aka the “birthplace of democracy.”

Look to overall patterns and the potential to transcend current challenges through wisdom that endures. At the time of the Full Moon, the North Node destiny point sits at 11°11′ Taurus–another manifestation gateway. Again, the Sabian Symbol of this Full Moon bodes well. THE UNFOLDMENT OF MULTILEVEL POTENTIALITIES ISSUING FROM AN ORIGINAL GERM. KEYNOTE: The life urge to actualize one’s birth potential.

Synchronously, this Full Moon also occurs on the Christian feast of Epiphany–when the Magi recognized the divine nature of Jesus. Most people don’t realize that these Three Wise Men were astrologers watching the sky and following a star to find divine revelation in human form. An “epiphany” is also “a sudden insight or intuitive understanding” that often leads to breakthrough. Once again, the Sabian Symbol rings loud and clear.

Happy Full Moon in Cancer! May we each become our best and truest selves.