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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.

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!

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.

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.

Star Portals are “Up”

I’ve had triple whammy syncs today about two Star card portals–and synchronously I see that I’m beginning to type this post right at my birth time, which shows up at key moments in my life. Noted!

On Christmas Eve, I started working again on the Star Gate portal I first conceived of in January 2021. Not one, but two portals jumped ahead of this one–the Queen of Wands and the Strength portals, both commissioned pieces. Because I attuned all three of these portals together, in some way, I feel like completing my own portal will further activate the other two. As if to confirm that, I’ve had a flurry of syncs from sweet faery sis Tania Marie and two people who each commissioned two portals from me, including the Queen of Wands woman.

Tania’s blog post today includes a “Star Gate” sound healing meditation she did on Christmas Eve Eve. She alluded to this on Christmas when I told her I had worked on the Star portal on Christmas Eve, but I only saw her full post and the sound healing today.

I also received an email from Queen of Wands and Two of Cups portals woman saying:

I woke up in the middle of the night and wondered what time it was.  I don’t have a clock in the room, so I asked Alexa, “Alexa, what time is it?”

“It’s 12:34 AM”

Duly noted.  😊

Then I noticed I had emails from the “Peace of the Blue Irises” and Justice portals woman saying: On Saturday Christmas Eve at 1:23 central I saw a license plate that read STAR-11.  On Christmas Day I saw an actual shooting star in the sky.

She then sent me a link to Our Lady of Pontmain. Note how she kind of looks like Lady Justice. As I pondered her email, I realized that my original Star card portal–a commissioned piece from 2010–was door number 11. STAR-11.

What does it all mean? I don’t know, but “they” have my attention! Today, the Sun crosses my North Node destiny point, and the Wounded Knee massacre finally comes full circle with ceremonies for the returned human remains and artifacts. It’s also the third exact hit of the First US Pluto Return. Big shifts. I continue to work on this Star portal as January’s Full and New Moon will hit my chart in extremely precise and activating ways.

In case I don’t post before 2023, Happy New Year! We’ve earned it. 🙂

January 2023 Forecast and First Quarter North Node Horoscopes

JANUARY 2023 FORECAST

We begin 2023 with Mercury, Mars and Uranus still retrograde. All of that changes this month. Pace quickens from January 12 onward, as long restrained urges for freedom, action and understanding catapult forward. We also enter Aquarius Season, the sign of the liberator and revolutionary.

January 1 Venus conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. New Year’s Day begins with passion, intimacy and profound desire. New Year’s Resolutions made today emerge from a deeper, more intense place than usual. Relationship power dynamics and self-esteem issues affected by shame or abuse will also arise for review. This conjunction supports radical shifts. Remember: emotions are raw energy. Use them well!

January 2 Venus enters Aquarius. In the next 24 days, relationships gain more tolerance, interdependence, and experimentation. Our values shift towards more universal considerations, intergalactic connection, and authenticity. Beware of panning so far back that you lose touch with your heart. Venus is an emotional planet. Aquarius encourages wider perspective, but sometimes it gets a bit too detached.

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.

January 7 Sun conjunct Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn. Pay attention to insights that arise from ongoing rumination. As we review and revise details, structures and top-down authorities, a spotlight reveals answers that eluded us before. No need to implement changes right now, but do note whatever comes through. It will create a strong foundation for future goals.

January 9 Venus in Aquarius trine Mars in Gemini. An uplifting time as the Cosmic Lovebirds support each other in their mutual desires. We feel energized and optimistic, more tolerant and able to negotiate win-wins. A great time for creativity, especially creative writing.

January 12 Mars stations Direct in Gemini. Finally! If you’ve felt stymied since October 30 when Mars stationed Retrograde, you’ll feel a lift. It might not happen right away–as the planet of action pauses–but from now through late March, we’ll see a flurry of activity. Information wars heat up, as do demands and negotiations. Actions can now proceed, relevant to whatever got exposed by the December 7-8 Full Moon in Gemini conjunct Mars Rx. Delayed response to prior events comes after months of careful strategy and consideration.

January 18 Mercury stations Direct in Capricorn. The Messenger pauses for intense reflection as the Sun conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. Pay attention today, especially to deep insights and dark revelations. Underlying motives and shadow players become apparent. Once Mercury starts moving again, we can catch up on all the delayed contracts, details and misplaced emails.

January 20 Sun enters Aquarius. For the next month, we feel more open minded, easy going and humanitarian. Creativity flows when we embrace unusual perspectives. This is a good time to catch up with friends, old and new. On the positive side, Aquarius can unite disparate factions for the Highest Good of All. On the negative side, Aquarius can censor dissenting opinions and get sucked into cults and mass movements. Beware of extremism, peer pressure or getting too detached from your heart. Lean into upgraded intelligence and innovations. Focusing on evolution instead of mere revolution ensures we benefit from this time period.

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.

January 26 Venus enters Pisces. The Love Goddess is exalted in romantic and unconditionally compassionate Pisces. The next few weeks bring lovely support for art, fantasy, poetry, music and personal makeovers. Everything gets an extra dose of Faery Glamour, and it’s easy to tilt at windmills like Don Quixote. Discernment will be in short supply, but we’ll love being in love. Even the coldest hearts start to melt with Venus in Pisces. Look for beauty. You will find it everywhere!

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

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

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

FIRST QUARTER 2023 NORTH NODE HOROSCOPES

ARIES NORTH NODE: First Quarter 2023 is good to Aries North Node natives! In January both Venus and Mars make supportive sextiles to Aries. Explore your passions and take action, especially from January 12 onward. Expansive, optimistic Jupiter–the Great Benefic–moves through Aries for this entire quarter. In March, Jupiter conjuncts Venus, Chiron and Mercury in Aries, adding blessings in relationships, healing, communication and big picture goals. Some of this quarter involves careful planning for your next twelve-year cycle. Dream big and have courage to make bold moves when opportunities arise. Keep your eyes, mind and heart open for miracles. Forge ahead. This is not an ordinary quarter.

TAURUS NORTH NODE: Continue to focus on liberation, as Uranus and the North Node make their way through Taurus. On March 16, Venus enters her home sign, bringing extra blessings, beauty and self esteem. You’ll experience productive friction from planets squaring your nodal axis from Aquarius. Challenges do not mean you’re off path. They nudge you to course correct in order to experience new levels of abundance and security. Taurus prefers not to change, but your sign continues to receive activations that demand adjustment. PTSD from Scorpio South Node memories could trigger fight or flight. If so, pause. Breathe deeply, step back from the situation and ask, “How am I already on higher ground?” Instead of telling everyone your answers, let these marinate and percolate behind the scenes. Once affirmations become habits, you can safely reveal your shifts even if others disapprove.

GEMINI NORTH NODE: As we move through Aquarius Season, any planet from Aquarius offers a supportive trine to Gemini. Anything from Aries offers a supportive (but more subtle) sextile to Gemini. This means Gemini North Node natives will also benefit from Jupiter moving through Aries until May 17. You’ll receive empowering, expansive energy for relationships, healing, and communication. If you’ve felt stuck, things should shift once Mars stations Direct in Gemini on January 12. From then through March 23, the God of Action and Willpower supercharges your sign. On March 25, Pluto begins to trine Gemini from Aquarius. Open your mind to possibilities of sudden action after a long pause. This quarter has an “awakening from the nightmare” feel to it, as well as rewards for patience and hard work. Saturn’s move into Pisces urges you to find a new spiritual foundation and structure for your life.

CANCER NORTH NODE: The January 6th Full Moon highlights your North Node sign, bringing a powerful reset to 2023. Whether through ritual or a quiet moonlit walk, really use this date to tune into your highest potential. The Moon rules Cancer, and this is one of the most powerful Full Moon’s all year. This quarter brings lovely energy from fellow Water sign Pisces, starting with Venus on January 26. The Sun follows in mid-February, with Mercury and Saturn joining in March. These soft trines to your North Node offer a chance to upgrade relationships, commitments and your all important home base. Mars enters your sign on March 25, activating destiny level change. With the God of Action moving through your sign, you’ll feel more energized and able to utilize emotions as fuel. After the slog of the last few years, First Quarter 2023 offers a chance to ground and revitalize yourself in something new.

LEO NORTH NODE: Aquarius Season urges retrospection and release for Leo North Node natives. Your Aquarius South Node gets a workout, especially in January. If old relationships, patterns or issues arise, recognize these as the completion of a cycle. You’re not backsliding. The Universe just wants to know, “Are you sure you want to leave all this behind?!” If “this” involves codependency, peer pressure and being a wallflower, then your soul says, “Yes! I’m ready to move beyond the old restrictions.” Cosmic Taskmaster Saturn has made his way through Aquarius since December 2020. That changes on March 7 when Saturn enters Pisces. You can sigh with relief having made it through another 28-year long sorting process. When deciding what stays or goes, pay attention to whatever makes your heart sing. Fame and fortune want to find you. The secret is dropping into your heart instead of your head. You matter.

VIRGO NORTH NODE: Pisces Season triggers your South Node, bringing old addictions, illusions and delusions home to roost. You might want to zone out, but discipline will serve you well. The March 7 Full Moon in Virgo offers a chance to get back on track if your New Year’s Resolutions petered out. That same day, Saturn enters your South Node sign. If you haven’t released that which no longer serves, Saturn will make his list, check it ten times and make sure you have a copy. Resisting this process slows your momentum. Embracing the need to create new habits brings balance and meaning to your life. Things that seem far away just need you to show up. Take a single step, and then another. Calendars, lists, and habits take you further than you can imagine. Yes, you’re a powerful daydreamer, but your soul wants you to be here now. Take those visions and give them tangible form. You have so much to offer this world!

LIBRA NORTH NODE: A feeling of destiny pervades this quarter. Anything in Aquarius or Gemini supports your nodal axis–helping you to release old patterns and step into why you came here. When Mars stations Direct in Gemini on January 12 and Pluto enters Aquarius on March 23, fellow Air Sign Libra gets a cosmic “go ahead.” These changing times offer great opportunities, but Libra North Node natives need to consider others, as well as their own needs. Take time to assess situations before charging full speed ahead. Jupiter moves through your South Node sign for this entire quarter. He’s big and bold, but his presence could also attract old things you’re meant to move beyond. If something seems too tempting or too good to be true, ask yourself, “Is this a test?” Pay attention to your first thought, and also discuss options with loved ones before making irrevocable decisions. It’s not all about you!

SCORPIO NORTH NODE: Anything in Aquarius squares/challenges your nodal axis, while anything moving through Pisces offers support. In other words, First Quarter 2023 is a mixed bag for Scorpio North Node natives. Overall, the energy says, “Go with the flow.” Dreams, love, mystical moments and a return to innocence. Your Taurus South Node wants to prepare for all “real world” contingencies, but your true preparedness occurs on the emotional level. Cultivate kindness to yourself, especially when dealing with feelings of shame, vulnerability and inadequacy. You don’t need to hold it all together. Change benefits your sign in major ways. You might go kicking and screaming to that change, but you don’t need to resist. If you wait for it in a calm, loving way, you’re more likely to “pull a phoenix” and rise from your own perceived ashes. Pay attention to your intuition, which guides you well. This could be a good time–as long as you make peace with change.

SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: Mars travels through almost all of Gemini during First Quarter 2023. Your South Node sign gets activated, and this could bring old relationships, opportunities and patterns back into your life. Some of these events could bring blessings, so don’t dismiss them outright. Do tap into your intuition and trust your gut. You have a strong sense of what does and doesn’t work for you. Pay attention and act accordingly. Aquarius Season treats you well with supportive sextiles as the Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn move through that sign. You can dramatically improve your relationships during this time. Anything in Pisces squares your nodal axis, so pay attention to friction that arises from late January through Equinox. Challenges and irritation can lead to good things. If you run into closed doors, take a step back and search for other, more appropriate doors. Your Guardian Angels want to assist. “If not this, then something better” is extra true for you this quarter.

CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: This is an active and surprisingly intense quarter for Capricorn North Node natives. The January 6 Full Moon in Cancer encourages you to take the best of the old and refashion it into something more on path for you. Commit to living your full potential. Mars in Gemini quincunxes Capricorn throughout this quarter, and this aspect brings a nagging, creative, highly charged feeling. The quincunx aspect is fleeting, but if you feel it, pay attention! You’ll find opportunities to renegotiate tricky issues. This redo/review energy gets amplified by Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn until January 18. The Messenger remains in Capricorn until February 11, bringing extra insights about your life path. The big news for you is that on March 23, Pluto leaves your North Node sign for the first time since 2008. Pluto’s a heavyweight, and Cappy’s have felt his death and rebirth energy more than most. He’ll return to Capricorn in June, but this shift in March feels celebratory.

AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: It’s your quarter! The Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn move through Aquarius this quarter, activating your North Node in a variety of ways. Pay attention to events that feel uncanny and orchestrated. They probably are. Destiny level shifts are on offer, and you’d be wise to take them. On March 23, 2023, Pluto enters Aquarius for the first time since 1797. He’ll return to Capricorn in June and won’t re-enter Aquarius until January 2024. Except for retrogrades and previews, Pluto will remain in Aquarius until 2044. This initial breakthrough on March 23 could rock your world. Or not. It depends on the exact degree of your North Node, but the sudden shift of this heavyweight into Aquarius affects your sign more than most. Identify areas of life that feel expansive, liberating and revolutionary, and release whatever stands in the way of that. Pluto promises rebirth and renewal, too. Anything not on path for you goes bye-bye. Let it go. Alchemy awaits.

PISCES NORTH NODE: Hello, Dreamer, it’s your Season! From late January through Equinox, your North Node receives mystical inspiration, creativity and romance. Mars moving through Gemini squares your nodal axis, and this friction can slow things down. Don’t despair, action will happen. Think of two sticks rubbing together to create a fire. It’s slower than a lighter, but, yes, fire appears. Allow yourself to daydream and know that “delay leads to delight.” Practical solutions to problems arrive by dreams, synchronicity, and intuition. These will work better for you than logic. When faced with an either/or decision, go with the pie in the sky. You’ll still need to show up. Sometimes you need to fill out forms, take supplements, exercise and meditate, but do these in service of something larger and more mysterious. The Great Mystery surrounds and moves through you. That will lead you where you need to go. Saturn travels Pisces from March 7, 2023-February 2026. He’ll make sure you do your inner work and commit to growth.

Why haven’t I healed or awakened yet? ~ Jeff Foster

This topic arises often in sessions, and I know this message will hit home for many people. Hat tip to Pamela!

December 2022 Forecast and Fourth Quarter North Node Horoscopes

DECEMBER 2022 FORECAST

We finish 2022 with a shift of energies and a changing worldview. In many ways, the intensity and frustration of 2022 set the stage for a much more eventful 2023. All the Jupiter/Neptune in Pisces energy, plus Mars Retrograde from October 30-January 13, 2023 make it difficult to evaluate 2022 and take action without the benefit of additional hindsight.

This need for review gets amplified by ending the year with Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn. Time to dot your i’s and cross your t’s. Mercury remains Retrograde until January 18, 2023 when Mercury stations Direct on the same day that the Sun conjuncts Pluto. We can expect something deep and profound to arise from our retrospection, but this year ends with a backwards look and suspended animation.

For now, tend to the things you can control and influence. In some cases that might “just” mean prayer and meditation. Actions come later, and that’s OK. Everything’s happening at the proper time and pace, no matter how much the collective cries, “Are we there yet?!” No, we’re not. We will be, but not yet.

December 3 Neptune stations Direct in Pisces. After months of internal confusion and delusion, we’ll get more clarity once Neptune resumes forward motion in his home sign. As Within, So Without: we clean up the world’s illusions by cleaning up our own projections. A good time to focus on meditation, poetry, and creating a more beautiful world. If you have addictive tendencies exercise caution so you don’t go overboard. Outer planetary energies are strongest when they station.

December 6 Mercury enters Capricorn. Analysis and realism come to the fore. After the optimism of Sagittarius, Mercury in Capricorn takes a sober look at where and how things stand. Practical solutions need exploration before implementation.

December 7 Full Moon in Gemini, 11:08 p.m. Eastern US time. This “Long Nights Moon” almost exactly conjuncts Mars in the 16th degree of Gemini. Rounding up to 17 Gemini, the Sabian Symbol for this conjunction is: THE HEAD OF A ROBUST YOUTH CHANGES INTO THAT OF A MATURE THINKER. Dane Rudhyar calls this “a process of MENTAL METAMORPHOSIS.” This Full Moon/Mars conjunction happens right between the US natal Descendant and the US natal Mars, meaning questions about relationships, war, and known enemies are “up” for the United States. With double Mars involvement, answers to these questions will demand decisive action.

December 9 Venus enters Capricorn. Venus in Sagittarius needs freedom to roam. When she moves into Capricorn, Venus wants commitment. Our values turn more traditional, and we assess what works or doesn’t work for us in relationships. Are they one way only, or mutually beneficial? Does form follow function? Can something practical also look and feel beautiful? Now through January 2 marks a great time to focus on skincare and putting your best face forward.

December 14 Sun in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces. While a yearning for truth soars, the bigger picture stays murky. Grand illusions could shatter as light shines on deception, but discernment will be in short supply. The fog of war is thick right now. When in doubt, turn off the spin cycle. Today offers great energy for creative pursuits. Focus your energy there instead of trying to make sense of nonsense. Real clarity comes on the 17th, not today.

December 17 Mercury in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus. Unusual information, bizarre solutions and psychic downloads characterize this time. With both Mercury and higher octave Uranus in Earth signs, the information and understanding will have practical value and applications. Bring a notebook with you, and pay attention to sudden flashes of insight.

December 20 Jupiter re-enters Aries. Jupiter crosses the world axis and begins a new 12-year cycle. 29 Pisces is the last degree of the last sign of the zodiac, and 0 Aries is the first. In the sign of individual will and adventure, the planet of optimism, higher learning and broad horizons reminds us to expand our thinking. Jupiter remains in Aries until May 16, 2023.

December 21 Sun enters Capricorn. Yule/Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, and Litha/Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere. While Sagittarius longs for Truth, Capricorn implements practical steps, rules and regulations. Bold optimism gets a reality check. Big ideas take on physical form through sober assessment and solid methods. Sagittarius is more fun, but Capricorn ensures it all gets done with proper protocol.

December 23 New Moon in Capricorn, 5:16 a.m. Eastern US time. This New Moon occurs less than an hour after Chiron stations Direct in Aries. We’ve got a stellium with Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Pluto all in Capricorn. All that Capricorn energy brings sombre realizations and a desire for stability. The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon point is: THREE ROSE WINDOWS IN A GOTHIC CHURCH, ONE DAMAGED BY WAR. The damaged cathedral still stands, but Chiron Direct seeks healing after violence and destruction.

December 29 Mercury stations Retrograde until January 18. Third exact hit of the First US Pluto Return. Anytime the year finishes in Mercury Retrograde, we won’t have a clear assessment of that year until Mercury stations Direct. We’re encouraged to go inward, review, revamp, retool, and reexamine. Most people do this anyway at the end of the year. The difference with Merc Rx is that the flip to January 1 won’t feel quite so new. Not just yet. We’re still in the midst of a massive process, including a death and rebirth cycle for the United States, which continues to throw the rest of the world into chaos, too. This is the third “gong” of the First US Pluto Return, and perhaps the third time will be the charm–invoking more regenerative and resilient energies.

December 31 Venus conjunct Pluto. Passionate desires, total intimacy and obsessions rise to the surface. Warning: this New Year’s Eve could break all sorts of taboos. Minimize drugs and alcohol if you want to maintain any semblance of control. This conjunction supports creative projects powered by dreams and the subconscious. Your deepest soul longings become impossible to ignore. New Year’s Resolutions for 2023 will feel more intense than usual.

Those who pan back far enough can see we live during incredible times with massive potential. When you review your year, give yourself the credit you deserve for making it this far. 2022 wasn’t easy, but it was an important year. We’ll discover more reasons why in 2023 and beyond.

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

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

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

FOURTH QUARTER 2022 NORTH NODE HOROSCOPES

ARIES NORTH NODE: You have what it takes to triumph in these challenging times! Fear not. You were made to rise to the occasion. Your path is more about action than daydreaming, but strategic visualization helps you to succeed. Don’t sacrifice yourself to or for anyone else. If you can’t see a way forward, you’ll find victory by turning your perspective upside down and inside out. Mars, your North Node sign’s ruler, assists from Gemini. “Hurry up and wait” marks this quarter. You’re on a need to know basis, but when you get the nudge to act, do! You want to hide from conflict and confrontation, but you benefit from wisely chosen battles. Courage breeds opportunity.

TAURUS NORTH NODE: October and November highlight your North and South Node axis, with key planets moving through Taurus and Scorpio. The Sun, Venus and Mercury in Scorpio, bring up old relationships, worldviews and versions of yourself for review. The November 8 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus reactivates the Mars-Uranus-North Node conjunction from late July/early August. You’ve got another powerful chance to set intentions and manifest something new. Remember, Taurus North Node natives benefit from step-by-step progress rather than Scorpio’s trauma-drama. Repeat and build upon prior successes instead of demanding change in one fell swoop.

GEMINI NORTH NODE: This is a quarter to get things done! With Mars crisscrossing your North Node sign, you can expect activation and opportunity. Just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it will not happen now. Watch for signs and synchronicities. These arrive like love notes from the Universe, telling you to keep exploring, keep playing, and keep finding new avenues to delight. The December 7-8 Full Moon in Gemini almost exactly conjuncts Mars. This event marks a powerful time to challenge old dogma and welcome new ways of engaging life. You are so much more than your past. Enjoy the journey and increased pace.

CANCER NORTH NODE: A surprisingly active quarter, even without conjunctions in your North Node sign. Uranus in Taurus, Neptune in Pisces and trines from Scorpio offer positive transformation to your nodal axis. In December, the Sun, Mercury and Venus traverse your South Node sign of Capricorn, bringing a chance to review old relationships, worldviews and self-conceptions. How can you integrate the best of the old with where your soul longs to go? You might need periods of rest and retreat in order to make the most of opportunities for emotional and spiritual liberation. Take time to nurture yourself and others.

LEO NORTH NODE: Friction continues from significant activity in Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius. You might feel a vague sense of irritation or impatience, but pay attention to opportunities that arise from “nowhere.” Mars in Gemini sextiles your North Node and offers subtle, yet strong support. Solutions to your challenges don’t always scream for attention, but they do arrive. A combination of hard work, passion and divine dispensation makes this quarter highly productive. Your financial situation could change for the better as your ships come into harbor. Stay grounded and tapped into your radiant heart. It will lead you well.

VIRGO NORTH NODE: Fourth Quarter 2022 could shatter grand illusions and New Age platitudes. If you find your faith shaken, take time to ground yourself in daily tasks and rituals. Tend to your health, your finances and your worldview. When the bigger picture stops making sense, drop into the details. Gather information and see how things begin to fit together. Resist the urge to generalize too fast or to skip over ugly facts and figures. When you face “the worst case scenario,” you find tremendous strength. If you orient your mind towards service, you’ll discover silver linings to everything you thought you lost. Beware of alcohol, sugar and drugs. You’ll make better decisions without their influence.

LIBRA NORTH NODE: October brings opportunities for love, romance and teamwork. Connections offer greater satisfaction and security than forging ahead on your own. December’s Capricorn energies square your nodal axis, creating productive friction. Pay attention to insights about your own inner conflicts, then aim for harmony inside and out. Take time to relax and retreat when needed. The Universe operates in its own timing. You can position yourself well for its arrival, but you can’t rush destiny. Whenever you feel impatient, look for and create more beauty. Focus on relationships with those walking similar paths.

SCORPIO NORTH NODE: Fourth Quarter 2022 brings Eclipse Season to your nodal axis. The October 25 New Moon in Scorpio Solar Eclipse conjuncts Venus to bring extra blessings to Scorpio North Node natives. An extended passage of Sun, Venus and Mercury in Scorpio highlights destined revelations about your identity, relationships, self-esteem and worldview. You’ll find deep insights into subconscious motivations and how things work. The Great Mystery tips its hand to you. The November 8 Full Moon in Taurus Lunar Eclipse helps you to release old things standing in the way of your happiness.

SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: Mars in Gemini stirs things up by activating your South Node sign. You might feel overwhelmed by too many details, distractions and obligations. When in doubt, take the higher, broader view. You can’t be all things to everyone. Find what you love and stick to it, even if that means hard work and a period of apprenticeship. Don’t scatter your energies. You succeed by taking things to their biggest and brightest conclusion. In November, the Sun, Mercury and Venus enter your North Node sign, bringing powerful, destiny aligned encounters. The November 23 New Moon in Sagittarius allows you to realign and shine.

CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: Fourth Quarter 2022 brings a sense of karmic balance and success after a long, tricky journey. You feel more sovereign, more grounded and others recognize your accomplishments. December lights up your North Node sign, especially around the time of the December 23 New Moon in Capricorn. At the end of December, Mercury stations retrograde in Capricorn, so prepare to finish things ahead of the 29th, or expect some major reworkings of destiny level projects and structures. You’ll know whether to finish or await this natural time of review. Just pay attention to which doors open and which ones seem difficult or impossible to enter.

AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: The Saturn-Uranus Square from October 3-6 affects Aquarius North Node natives more than most, because Saturn and Uranus co-rule your sign. When in doubt, you’ll need to lean more towards group harmony and innovation, rather than a “my way or the highway” attitude. With Saturn traversing your sign since December 2017, you may have felt delayed gratification or constriction. Saturn stations direct on October 23, bringing forward momentum as he moves through the rest of Aquarius before entering Pisces on March 7, 2023. Saturn’s not the most popular, but he does troubleshoot for success. Use this time to build a strong foundation for your future.

PISCES NORTH NODE: This is an important quarter for you. Mars squares your nodal axis as he crisscrosses Gemini. This tension creates opportunities that help you to realign with your soul’s true north. You might feel tempted to go into your mind, trying to figure out everything on the mental level, but you’ll find inspiration and grace by tending to your emotions and spirituality. Calm the stormy seas, commit to a glorious Mystery, and allow yourself to retreat from worldly cares. You have nothing to be ashamed of, Pisces. Perfection’s not the goal anymore. Peace, harmony, grace, beauty and unconditional compassion are. Your sign’s ruler, Neptune, stations direct on December 3. If things have felt surreal and slow, don’t worry. Something big is moving in your favor.

“Elevation” Dream

I’m not sure what to make of this dream, but it seems collective so I’ll share it here:

11/18/2022
“Elevation”

This dream had something to do with Kari Lake, but I’m not sure what. She was in the dream, though, kind of narrating or explaining things.

There was a large area of all white scaffolding. I think it was metal, but painted white. Everything else seemed white, too, almost glowing. You needed permission to enter the scaffolding, and I walked in through a doorway. Not sure if I was really “in” the dream or just observing. People kept lying down on their backs on something like a surfboard that exactly fit their proportions. They lay on their backs and crossed their arms over their chests like mummies, but they were clothed and still alive.

You didn’t know who this would or wouldn’t happen to, but for some people, when they lay on their backs, the surfboard/coffin things would levitate and go up, up, up. They seemed to have fishing line strings on them to raise the boards with the people on them, but not everyone’s could be lifted. This part reminded me of the Egyptian myth of Ma’at and needing to have your heart the weight of a feather in order to pass the test. It also reminded me a little of old versions of the Judgment card in Tarot where people are rising out of their graves.

I met an older woman, and I commented to her how “graceful” she was. She was a little person, and I couldn’t tell if she had always been this petit or if she had shrunken with age. She wore bright colors, including a bright lipstick, and she smiled at me. I told her again how graceful she was, that she moved like a dancer. She smiled again, and it seemed certain that when she got on the board, hers would quickly rise. This wasn’t my neighbor Sue but kind of reminded me of her.

There was more to the dream, something about eating different types of food, but the main vision was all this white scaffolding, white floor, white partial walls, the almost invisible fishing line and the boards people would lie on with their arms crossed. I don’t know what happened if your board did not budge, but for the people whose boards did rise, it was a celebration. The ascension of the boards was called “elevation.”

END of dream journal.

Additional notes from my personal analysis after I typed up the dream:

If it has to do with the Arizona election, then I don’t know what to make of it at all. … The surfboard/coffin things seem eerie. Was this about Ascension? The Rapture? Having a light heart like for Ma’at? I just looked up Ma’at because I don’t know much about Egyptian mythology, https://www.worldhistory.org/Ma’at/ :

Ma’at (pronounced may-et) is the ancient Egyptian goddess of truth, justice, harmony, and balance (a concept known as ma’at in Egyptian) who first appears during the period known as the Old Kingdom (c. 2613 – 2181 BCE) but no doubt existed in some form earlier. She is depicted in anthropomorphic form as a winged woman, often in profile with an ostrich feather on her head, or simply as a white ostrich feather. The feather of Ma’at was an integral part of the Weighing of the Heart of the Soul ceremony in the afterlife where the heart of the soul of the dead person was weighed in the scales of justice against the feather.

I feel like the graceful older woman may have had a feather in her hat, or some kind of feathery outfit. Maybe she was Ma’at. I was definitely enchanted by her. On the surface, she seemed just like a little old lady, but she had power and embodied grace. More from worldhistory.org:

Ma’at is said to have been born of the sun god Ra (Atum) at the beginning of creation through the power of Heka, who was magic personified. Her name means “that which is straight” implying order, justice, and harmony. She is thought to have been present from the beginning of time when, from the primordial waters of Nun, the ben-ben (first mound of dry land) rose with Atum (or Ra, the sun god) standing upon it in the presence of the invisible Heka. In the moment that Ra spoke the world into creation, Ma’at was born. Her spirit of harmony and balance infused the creation and caused the world to operate rationally according to purpose. The principle of ma’at was the operational function of life and that of heka (magic) the power source which allowed for it. It is for this reason that she is considered more of a concept than a goddess with a specific personality and story like Isis or Hathor.

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Anyway, just sharing here. It was an odd dream–the second one this week featuring some kind of behind the scenes all white setting. The other was this:

11/15/2022
“I Got a Gal”

There was way more to this dream that I forget. I was fighting for something behind the scenes—literally. It seemed more like an exhilarating fight than a stressful one, and I awoke feeling happy and relaxed because I had won whatever battle I fought behind the scenes. There were white panels, really nondescript, just plain [glowing] white panels that had been raised, but I kept seeing them just as they closed down to the floor. At one point, I managed to slide under a panel before it closed. That’s how I got behind the scenes to have whatever battle I had.

When I emerged, I knew I was victorious, and it didn’t feel like I just defeated some bad person but more like a difficult job really well done. I think I emerged the same way, by sliding under a white panel. In this case, the panel didn’t go all the way up but opened just enough for me to stop, drop and roll outta there.

Awoke with “I Got a Gal in Kalamazoo” playing in my head.

END of dream journal.

Some details have personal meaning to me, but both dreams feel like they have some kind of collective component: a battle and a sorting “behind the scenes.” Both dreams felt multidimensional.

Happy Halloween + Writing Updates

Happy Halloween/Samhain/Celtic New Year to those who celebrate!

In honor of the upcoming November 1 “All Saint’s Day” and what would be the 35th birthday of my character, Schizandra, I’ve released an updated 2022 print edition, plus a totally new Kindle version of Schizandra and the Gates of Mu. Huge thanks to Mike Clelland for reformatting both. From the new text:

Author’s note about the 2022 edition

I first published Schizandra and the Gates of Mu in July 2009. This was intended as Book One of a five-part series. Little did I know how writing this series would upend my life. After starting to write Book Two, the fictional plot bled so far into my waking life that I wound up divorced and returning to Hyde Park, Chicago—to the same University of Chicago neighborhood Schizandra had just left.

Instead of continuing to write that book, I began painting portals on antique doors—an activity Schizandra had mysteriously begun in Book Two. I deepened tarot and astrology studies, painted lots more portal doors, and got remarried. With its 2012 theme, I eventually removed Schizandra and the Gates of Mu from print, thinking the story had served its purpose.

Then, in late 2021, I began to notice little details of my novel becoming much more relevant. Clients reading or re-reading the book experienced major breakthroughs by tracing my characters’ journeys as their own. I now feel like I wrote Schizandra and the Gates of Mu for 2022 and beyond—rather than for 2012. This edition includes some minor editing, but the original story remains.

We’re at another key moment in human evolution. There are battles for human DNA, as well as the human soul. Whether internal or external, many of these battles occur in unseen realms. I don’t know if or when I’ll write additional Schizandra stories, but in 2022, she reawakened.

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(back to blogging here): Last weekend is the first time I re-read Schizandra and the Gates of Mu in its entirety since 2009! In addition to worldwide topics, I noticed an unanticipated connection to the First US Pluto Return.

Death and rebirth themes are certainly “up” right now, including things embedded in this story regarding the United States. The First US Pluto Return goes exact from 2022-2024, with up to seven years on either side. Many nations don’t survive their First Pluto Return. At the very least, they face the depths of their Shadow and a near death experience. In some ways, Schizandra’s journey to the Underworld parallels the high stakes and potential rewards of what the US faces right now.

I began this novel as a short story back in Fall 2001 when I could still barely read after my 1998 TBI. Most of the story arrived in dreams, visions and synchronicities, with the main challenge of translating that into something people could read and absorb. At the time of writing I didn’t realize just how precognitive my dreams, visions and syncs tend to be. In retrospect, the book seems much more “now” than I ever would have guessed.

Those of you who love Timothy Glenn’s posts might be interested to know that he did an actual tarot, astrology and numerology reading for Schizandra way back in 2007, and the character Tom Brown’s reading reflects much of what Timothy shared.

Back in 2009, I only dabbled in astrology and tarot. I never pulled Schizandra’s natal chart for myself until last weekend, and I was even more blown away that I just “randomly” picked her birth date and time. The Great Mystery runs deep! Continued thanks to Tim for his enthusiasm and support for Schizandra, as well as his ongoing articles on this blog.

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In other writing news, I’ve begun re-writing The Metaphysics of Lyme as a novel instead of a non-fiction book. Feedback from clients who had breakthroughs by reading Schizandra and the Gates of Mu convinced me of what I already sensed: fiction allows me to show rather than tell people how to heal themselves.

I’ll include my medical intuitive insights into moving beyond Lyme disease, but I hope the novel will entice others to read, as well. In this way, I can raise more awareness of how Lyme affects everyone–including friends and family of the person experiencing symptoms. I don’t want to reveal too much before I dive deeper into this project, but for those wondering why it’s taken me so long to write The Metaphysics of Lyme, this is why. I realized I could offer much greater service in a different format, and I needed the characters and story to announce themselves in their own good time. And yes, there will be paranormal elements to the story!

For those struggling with Lyme disease right now, I released Lyme Journal: A Guided Recovery Workbook, back in January 2019. That list of writing prompts helps you to coach yourself and journal your way through multiple layers of healing.

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A final note: I love all the private emails I receive from readers telling me how much they’ve loved and benefited from my various books. These often contain very personal stories, dreams and synchronicities. If you feel comfortable leaving a more public-ready review on Amazon so that others can benefit from your insights, I would appreciate that so much. There’s a wide gap between private feedback/gratitude and the number of public reviews. 🙂

Thanks, blessings, Happy Halloween, and Happy 35th Birthday to Schizandra!

Again, you can find the new Kindle version here.