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Big Announcement: My New YouTube Channel!

In my Star Gate Portal post, I mentioned some big shifts in progress. Well, here’s one of them:

“Big Announcement: My New YouTube Channel!”

If today’s title leaves you in shock, you’re not alone. My original YouTube channel was one of the very first censored ones way back in 2011, and I never reinstated it. I have successfully navigated life and work without any social media for many years. I had a two-week stint on Instagram in 2016, but other than that, I’ve had zero social media presence since I ended my short lived FaceBook account in 2011. I only had Twitter for a few months in 2009. I understand why others use it, but I have loved not being on social media.

So why YouTube, and why now?

The short answer is because now is the time.

The longer answer is that my Dream Guys have apparently been working on this project for a realllllly long time, while keeping me on a need to know basis. Since every fiber of my being would have screamed, “Uh uh, no way!” my Dream Guys had “no leaks” until two Thursday’s ago when I suddenly realized, “I need to create a YouTube channel. I’m supposed to make videos about coming astrological events, as well as supporting empaths through these crazy times.”

This followed several days in a row where I could not recall my dreams other than them having “something to do with healing.” When the YouTube idea dropped into my brain, it was so out of character. I realized it did not come from me, so I paid attention–especially when I noted zero resistance to the idea. How could this be?! I’ve wanted to hide under a rock for most of my life, just throwing faery magic on the world without anyone realizing where it’s coming from. Recording myself for YouTube over and over again is the antithesis of me hiding under a rock.

As I explored this new directive, I decided to make a test video the next day. I didn’t plan to keep it, but the video turned out well on the first take. Plus, it was … fun! Everything aligned to support the technical details (thanks to Mike Clelland and Mitch Mattraw), and before I knew it, I had dozens of ideas for videos.

Old Laura Bruno still would have resisted the message to open a YouTube channel, but New Laura Bruno currently has six major Pluto transits–more if you count Pluto conjuncting my vertex and the Midheaven of the exact moment I created the channel. Pluto EXPOSES hidden things. If we lean into that energy, then it brings light to our hidden skills, strength, and gifts. If we try to outrun Pluto, his repeat tsunamis pummel us until we drown and submit to the necessary rebirth. Knowing all the transits I have right now, plus others happening later this year, makes it much less scary to open a YouTube channel than to risk getting pulled under by this Lord of the Underworld.

And so, on this auspicious Full Moon in Leo, I’m announcing my new YouTube channel. Synchronicities (and Dream Guys!) arranged for me to open the channel on Imbolc, exactly one year after finishing the Queen of Wands portal. That was a commissioned piece, but its quote applies to me, too: “Love grows where destiny flows.” I have more videos completed to add to the channel, and you can find those by clicking here.

Below are the first two videos I uploaded. Please note, this is a new channel, and I have no control over what ads do or don’t appear from YouTube. Also, if you are reading this post in an email, you will need to click through to my blog or to YouTube in order to watch the videos. My YouTube channel is called Ask Laura Bruno. The first video explains why I use Sabian Symbols in my New and Full Moon posts:

The second video shares how I got into astrology:

Additional videos cover upcoming transits, including Saturn in Pisces, Pluto in Aquarius and Mars in Cancer. I’m also adding videos that explain things that arise all the time in sessions. I figure if I keep saying these things over and over to individuals, then they warrant a collective video. This is a new project, so I don’t know exactly how the YouTube channel will integrate with my blog. I suspect they will have some crossover but remain two separate entities.

I will post some of my YouTube content on the blog, but in order not to miss new videos, you might want to subscribe to my channel. Apparently, engagement on YouTube really helps new channels to show up in the algorithm. I don’t understand all that stuff, but if you hit like, subscribe and/or leave a comment on my channel, it will help me bring these messages to more people.

Life is full of surprises, even for someone as intuitive as little 49-year-old me! In retrospect, I can see many dreams pointing in this direction, but I didn’t realize that until I had already worked through all of the MASSIVE resistance I would normally have to such an idea. I hope you enjoy my videos. Thanks for joining me on the journey.

Full Moon in Leo ~ February 5, 2023

My February 2023 Forecast shared:

February 5 Full Moon in Leo at 1:28 p.m. Eastern. This Full Moon features fewer aspects than recent ones, but it does square Uranus in Taurus. The square puts us to work integrating the urge to shine for ourselves vs. a need for group cooperation. Dane Rudhyar’s Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon point is: “(LEO 17°): A VOLUNTEER CHURCH CHOIR SINGING RELIGIOUS HYMNS. KEYNOTE: The feeling of togetherness which unites men and women in their dedication to a collective ideal. … The symbol expresses the idealized aspect of TOGETHERNESS.” How can you maintain your own integrity within community?

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The Leo Full Moon closely squares Uranus in Taurus. Squares create tension and what I call “productive friction.” Taurus likes stability, while Uranus shakes the snow globe. The Sun rules Leo, so a Leo Full Moon also pushes beyond the comfort zone. Where do you feel stuck? Which areas call for breakthroughs? Where could you join creative forces with others in order to move beyond your own limitations?

Chiron in Aries loosely trines the Full Moon point. This supportive aspect brings an element of healing to heart centered Leo. Both of these Fire signs focus on passion and individuality. Chiron in Aries asks us to honor and nurture wounds to our identity and self confidence. When we discover who we are and finally move forward, Leo shines with healthy pride. No need to feel ashamed or embarrassed about old wounds. Own your challenges and the courage and strength it takes to heal! Wherever you are on the healing journey, some day your story will inspire others to heal and shine, too.

This Full Moon sextiles Altjira and G!kun||’homdima in Gemini. Their presence links to the December 7-8 Full Moon in Gemini, which conjuncted Mars and these two Trans Neptunian Objects (TNO’s). Mars is less in the mix now, but “information warfare” certainly got activated by the Gemini Full Moon. Just look at all the Twitter Files released in that Moon cycle between December 7, 2022 and January 6, 2023. The link includes hotlinks to all drops so far. Both Altjira and G!kun||’homdima move much slower than Mars, so their influence remains.

My Full Moon in Gemini post explains:

… The Trans Neptunian Object Altjira sits at 17+ Gemini. Altjira is the Aboriginal God of Dreamtime. The presence of Altjira signals alternate realities, and our ability to cross into Dreamtime in order to find new timelines. The Gemini Full Moon also conjuncts another TNO named for the Namibian mythic character called G!kun||’homdima. Please don’t ask me how to pronounce that one! The language uses clicks and does not easily translate to English. But G!kun||’homdima is a female protector and defender. Her presence amplifies the Mars energy and suggests a defensive rather than aggressive quality to this Moon cycle.

Overall, we find a potent mixture of fighting for alternate realities, Big Dreams, and maturing into this larger concept of reality. Different facets of “mind” come into play. When we harness all that mental energy, we can direct it and create new worlds. The stakes are high, but the rewards become real.

In context of this February 5 Full Moon in Leo, the focus turns more towards creativity, self-expression, and living from the heart. The Leo/Aquarius axis explores tensions between individual and the group, heart vs. head. How do we join together in ways that feel authentic? How do we collaborate with others without losing our sense of Self? In terms of information warfare, how do we integrate that information on a personal and group level? What does it mean to me, to you, to us?

The sextile aspect is subtler than a conjunction. Answers to these questions might come through sideways–in dreams, synchronicities and uncanny coincidences that don’t at first make sense. Pay attention to dreamlike events in waking life. Sometimes those pack an even bigger wallop than dreams while sleeping. If something odd occurs, ask yourself, “If this happened in a dream, how would I interpret it?” Proceed with this additional overlay of insight and cosmic commentary.

Also pay attention to women warriors, in your own life and on the larger stage. Who goes to battle for the little people and for the group? How do you balance a kind of Joan of Arc energy with personal integrity and societal function? The day before the Full Moon, Venus in Pisces exactly squares Mars in Gemini. Although no longer exact at the time of the Full Moon, a strong square remains in effect. This aspect enhances that female warrior energy and the tension between individual needs and going along to get along. Love fuels and empowers our ability to fight the good fight.

In the chart set for Washington, D.C. the Descendant (cusp of the relationship house) conjuncts the Galactic Center. This suggests a kind of cosmic rebirth to the United States’ relationship with known enemies, in addition to allies and partnerships. As with so many recent astro events, precise alignments suggest big changes in how the US government interacts with the world and with its own citizens.

Remembering the trine (support) from Chiron (wound/wounded healer) in Aries and the square (friction) with Uranus (liberator, rebel) in Taurus, this Full Moon feels like an important step towards life beyond old victimization and restrictions. When in doubt, follow your heart and lean into areas of agreement and common experience. In its lower expression, Leo’s ego runs amuck. In its highest expression, Leo’s heartfelt love inspires and leads the way.

So shine on, Beauties, and Happy Full Moon in Leo!

February 2023 Specials

Happy Imbolc! As always, I intuit which specials to offer, based on client requests, as well as astro transits.

FEBRUARY 2023 SPECIALS

Soul of a Relationship Special

February 2023 turns up the heat on relationships of all sorts, especially romantic relationships. This special looks at the soul purpose and soul history of one or more relationships. We can look at past life connections influencing this lifetime patterns. We can also explore why you’ve come into each other’s lives, your potential trajectories, and how relationships affect your health, vibration and receptivity to opportunities.

The reading aims for healing through greater understanding and compassion for all involved, including yourself! If you’re not having relationship challenges but would like more clarity on how to enjoy even more love and beauty from a connection, we can also explore from these angles.

This is a 20-minute reading for $77 instead of the usual $90, but you can double it to 40 minutes for $154 instead of the usual $177. Offer valid if prepaid on or before 2/28/2023. Please contact me to sign up.

2023 Astro Preview

This is the last month I’m offering this special (at least for a long while). I decided to continue it because March 2023 brings such radically different energies. February offers a chance to prepare for big shifts, and this includes looking at how 2023 astro shifts interact with your natal chart (who you are) and progresions (how you’re evolving). 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 2/28/2023. Please contact me to sign up.

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.