Archive for September, 2020

Happy New Moon in Virgo!

At 7 a.m. Eastern U.S. Daylight Savings Time, we began a new cycle, as Sun and Moon came together at 25° Virgo. I’m not going to write a lot about this New Moon, but it feels powerful and, in time, will likely will reveal itself as a significant “end of an era” marker.

Not only does this New Moon trine Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in fellow Earth sign Capricorn, but it also squares the nodal axis — the South and North Nodes. As a collective, we’ve got the axis of where we’ve been (South) and where we’re headed (North) … as well as how we got here, forming a T-Square with the integrated Sun and Moon, who are themselves opposites. Integration is on offer, but even small decisions and events will have lifetimes of history informing them.

Adding to this Fated feel, the New Moon at 25° Virgo occurs within one degree of Asteroid Lachesis at 26° Virgo. From alexasteroidastrology.com:

Lachesis was one of the Three Fates, sisters who determined the destinies of gods and men. Lachesis, known as “the Allotter”, determined the span of life, as represented by the thread woven by her sister Klotho, and instructed Atropos when to cut that thread with her shears. Within three days of a child’s birth, Lachesis and her sisters would appear to decide its destiny, Lachesis measuring the length of its life with her rod, and allowing it that time to exist.

Astrologically, Lachesis is a marker of death and termination, and “the span of life”, i.e., the duration of a person, organization, project, endeavor, etc. Lachesis also refers to that which interrupts or interferes with a planned or proposed outcome or destination; assessment at the midpoint of a task; evaluation of progress and redirection toward a goal.

It will be interesting to see — in retrospect — which things get thwarted and which succeed, which things end so that new things can begin. I say “in retrospect,” because with Neptune at 19° Pisces — strongest in his home sign — opposing the New Moon and all forming a Grand Cross with the nodal axis, what first appears to be true will likely prove otherwise. The picture is so big, so complex, and so elusive that only time to sort through the details (Virgo) from a much larger perspective (Neptune in Pisces) will allow us to see how this New Moon, this September 17, 2020, changes history.

It probably will, but we won’t clearly recognize how until some of the fog, smoke and dust begins to clear. Here’s hoping we each find ways to bring beauty, harmony, and higher love (Neptune in Pisces) into the nitty, gritty here and now (New Moon in Virgo, and Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn). And that we do this in alignment with the highest order of the Universe (nodal action, Lachesis). Whew! That’s a lot of energy that will take some creative navigation and imagination.

Blessed Be and be the blessing. ❤

Changing Worlds & New Openings

Here’s an excellent post by my sweet Faery Twin Tania Marie. I had just sat down to work on my long delayed post Precognitive Blues, Part 4 before doing some morning yoga and getting into full painting mode of “Door” Number 24. I feel Tania’s message today amplifies much of what I will eventually share in my own post. For now, I’ll just share hers, as it addresses so much of what’s happening right now — including all the varied experiences available.

Two things really jumped out at me, as I’ve been saying similar:

“It feels like the transformative events people thought were coming years ago, are here now and it’s been accelerated.”

“So, even if you pick yourself up and leave a place or situation temporarily or permanently, you always take your stuff with you. One place or experience might feel more energetically supportive on the one hand, but looking at this option as a way to be freed will come up short if you haven’t done the work internally to support that kind of freedom.”

Major shifts are available, moment by moment, but they do require inner preparation in order for the desired changes to have staying power. I’m grateful for the eerily lovely way things continue to unfold right here, right now … but I, too, have been warned and have been acting on major internal shifts to prepare for external ones. The more in tune you are with your animal side, the easier it becomes to follow instincts and inner promptings. Blessings to all …

More to come once I have more of this portal painted. Its long, slow unfolding seems to parallel the amazing undercurrents I sense in our seemingly chaotic world.

Tania Marie

The world is changing and change is creating many worlds, while the doors between them grow wider. Do you notice the continued, widening contrast of realities being experienced? We each have our roles to play and Nature is always holding a mirror up so we can make empowered adjustments if we don’t like the part we’re being cast in.

Where the veils were once thick and life seemed to be a struggle, there is greater ease in walking between those realms, not just through dream and meditation time, but as a tangible reality.

And even while things are drastically shifting, feel disconcerting, and even down right strange, there seems to be a bunch of new things in the midst and opportunities opening where things may have seemed stuck, unclear, or even hopeless.

Last Saturday and the Monday following, I found more dead animals while hiking – a squirrel, a bird…

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Synchronicity, Intuition and Animals

Somehow I landed on this old post I wrote 12 years and a day ago. These themes still arise a lot in sessions, so I’m reposting today.

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Many clients and students ask me how they can learn to trust their intuition more, to which I usually reply, “Well, we have this great technique now.”

Silent anticipation, and then the moment of truth:  “It’s called Asking.” 

Huh? 

I let the sentence sink in until my listeners begin to laugh. 

Seriously, though, If you want to learn how to trust messages you receive from God or the universe or your highest self, just ask the respective entity for help in that direction.  If you need signs, ask for signs.  If you need nudges, request those nudges and the courage to act on them.  If you want dreams, then set your intention to receive nightly inspiration.

When people start experiencing more synchronicities, they often feel amazed at their connection with the world but also somewhat overwhelmed.  Events seem to orchestrate themselves in complex patterns whose code seems impossible to crack.  Thinking something must make sense without…

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September 2020 North Node Horoscopes

At long last, the individual sign September 2020 North Node Horoscopes are live! You can click through in the post below, or use this address to get there: https://catherinegraceo.com/midlife-north-node-horoscope/

Happy Labor Day and thanks for your patience while they worked out their site issues.

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Catherine Grace O and her web guru are experiencing some technical issues at the website host level, which has delayed posting this month’s individual North Node Horoscopes. Since we’re already into September, I wanted to get the intro/month overview up for all of you. I’ll link to Catherine’s site as soon as the individual ‘scopes are live, hopefully within 24-48 hours.

Blessings and Happy Full Moon!

Laura

SEPTEMBER 2020 NORTH NODE HOROSCOPES

September 2020 energies bring a chance to re-balance some of the insanity we’ve seen on the collective stage since March. This potential to find a new balance peaks at Equinox on the 22nd, but the whole month brings supportive energies towards that end.

The month begins with a Full Moon in Pisces at 1:22 a.m. Eastern US time on September 2. Collectively, we can use this time to focus on the bigger cosmic and spiritual picture — that…

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Door Number 15: The World Tree and the Norns

This portal “door” has popped up many times now in the past couple weeks, including today. As I work on Door Number 24 — a long, slow, and VERY magical process so far — I thought I’d share this one again. It’s now in our bedroom in Dra’Faven, not the original bathroom location in Goshen.

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Happy Chinese New Year and Happy New Moon in Aquarius! In honor of the end of the old and birth of the new, I just finished my fifteenth painted portal “door” — my first since November 2010. After a long hiatus of partially completing other doors, then injuring my back so that door painting became very cumbersome and uncomfortable, then moving and running out of room for doors, I finally began and finished a new portal project, which can rightly take its place as Door Number 15.

The World Tree and the Norns by Laura Bruno The World Tree and the Norns by Laura Bruno

Those readers unfamiliar with my portal painting projects can find links to the fourteen previous doors by clicking here. This canvas painting features the World Tree from Norse mythology, along with a faery portal door on the tree, the Rune Realm and a triple Moon sequence symbolizing the Norns, or the sister goddess…

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Signs of Autumn

This Labor Day Weekend in Michigan’s got perfect weather for a little garden maintenance and ever so slight shift into Autumn. Some photos of today’s bright greens and jewel tones, as cucumber plants give way to asters, autumn sedum, and mums. Banana peppers are still going strong!

September 2020 North Node Horoscopes

Catherine Grace O and her web guru are experiencing some technical issues at the website host level, which has delayed posting this month’s individual North Node Horoscopes. Since we’re already into September, I wanted to get the intro/month overview up for all of you. I’ll link to Catherine’s site as soon as the individual ‘scopes are live, hopefully within 24-48 hours. (They’re live now.)

Blessings and Happy Full Moon!

Laura

SEPTEMBER 2020 NORTH NODE HOROSCOPES

September 2020 energies bring a chance to re-balance some of the insanity we’ve seen on the collective stage since March. This potential to find a new balance peaks at Equinox on the 22nd, but the whole month brings supportive energies towards that end.

The month begins with a Full Moon in Pisces at 1:22 a.m. Eastern US time on September 2. Collectively, we can use this time to focus on the bigger cosmic and spiritual picture — that which transcends polarization. A week later, Mars goes Retrograde in Aries and will remain Rx in Aries until November 13. Fire energies will still run high, but perhaps a bit less so. Instead of charging full speed ahead, take time to reassess your goals and desires. A fire can warm and inspire or burn down your house. Choose wisely how you use the Fire Element.

Jupiter turns Direct in Capricorn on September 12, allowing for more optimism and expansion. Jupiter has one more season in conservative Capricorn. Though frustrating, this journey forces us to ground our big ideas and philosophies into the tangible, real world. The New Moon in Virgo on September 17th amplifies this Earth energy. This New Moon makes a harmonious trine with Saturn in Capricorn, bringing a cooler head to some of the wild, fiery emotions since the Leo New Moon in August. As within, so without. This is a chance to hit reset — an earthy, grounded New Moon.

September finishes with Saturn turning Direct at 1:11 a.m. Eastern time on the 29th. This is Saturn’s final pass through Capricorn until he re-enters Aquarius in December. We can best use this final stretch of Saturn in his home sign to improve structures, and ensure strong foundations for whatever new paradigms begin at the end of 2020 and beyond.

How this 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 monthly 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.