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June North Node Horoscopes are Up

Due to the holiday weekend, these got posted a little later than the usual 22nd, but they’re up now.

North Node June Theme!

Eclipse Season begins with a Sagittarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on June 5, followed by a Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse on June 21st, just one day after Summer Solstice. These events will affect everyone on some level. Whether or not it triggers any destiny level activity in your life depends on not only the sign but especially the degree of your North Node.

You can read the rest of the intro and find your individual North Node Horoscope by clicking here. (If you don’t know your North Node sign, Catherine Grace O’s blog has a handy chart to figure it out.)

Normally, I recommend reading both your sign and the sign associated with the house of your North Node (if you know it), but this month has such specific alignments in the sky that your North Node sign kind of trumps its house. You can read both, but the house is less involved in the predictions than it often is. For reference:

1st House North Node = Aries North Node similarities

2nd House North Node = Taurus North Node similarities

3rd House North Node = Gemini North Node similarities

4th House North Node = Cancer North Node similarities

5th House North Node = Leo North Node similarities

6th House North Node = Virgo North Node similarities

7th House North Node = Libra North Node similarities

8th House North Node = Scorpio North Node similarities

9th House North Node = Sagittarius North Node similarities

10th House North Node = Capricorn North Node similarities

11th House North Node = Aquarius North Node similarities

12th House North Node = Pisces North Node similarities

For example, if you have a Leo North Node in the 12th house, your primary North Node Horoscope would be Leo, but you’ll also find guidance in the Pisces North Node information. The beauty of North Node horoscopes is that you can usually calculate the sign without an exact birth time, and the sign is always super relevant to your life path. As with anything in astrology, though, the more exact time you have, the more subtle information you can glean.

Again, this month’s North Node Horoscopes are less house-specific and more sign-specific than usual.

Happy Eclipse Season and Venus Retrograde!

Door Number 21: The Hermit Portal

I finished painting this portal on May 14, 2020, right around the time Jupiter went retrograde. I needed to wait for paint and glue to dry, but mostly, I needed better light for photographing it. Michigan rivals the Pacific Northwest sometimes! I love the gloomy days, but they don’t make for good indoor photographs. This “door” has been knocking on my subconscious for months. I thought I’d begin the weekend of March 29th, tapping into the world’s pandemic “hermit” mode; however, when the world goes crazy, I get busy. I’ve had so many sessions that I didn’t even start working on it until the week of May 4th.

As usual with these portals, astrological timing superseded my own plans. May 4, 2020 marked the actual crossquarter day of Beltane, when the Sun crosses 15 degrees Taurus. Beltane is a fire and purification festival, and also one of two key times the trooping faeries change residence — the other being Samhain, on or near Halloween. Even before I knew much about astrology, the doors — literal then, now sometimes canvas with painted doors — either featured astrological signatures or began or finished on key dates like Easter Sunday or Pentecost. This Hermit portal is Door Number 21:

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The bottom isn’t crooked like it looks. I just can’t get it to photograph or crop right on my phone. The bottom and right edges are gray and the darker blue. The lighter blue is the wall behind it in my office. For some reason, whenever I try to photograph doors or canvases, something weird happens with the angles. By now, I’m used to it, but just to clarify, the portal itself ends with the gray rock and dark blue sky. Continue reading

Ann Kreilkamp ~ Three Planets to go Retrograde May 11-14

Adding context to yesterday’s Venus Retrograde post, here’s another astro-weather update from my friend, permaculturist and astrology mentor, Ann Kreilkamp. Again, these transits hit very close to home in my chart. My Moon sits at 1 degree 14 minutes Aquarius, so all this Aquarian action triggers a popcorn reaction in my natal Sun-Moon-Pluto Grand Trine in Air. Lots of activation on a very personal level, but these transits also very much affect the collective.

NOTE: I changed the original title to May 11-14, as I’m pretty sure that’s what she meant. The Saturn-Pluto Conjunction was in January; however, this update mostly covers this week.

Ann Kreilkamp ~ Three Planets to go Retrograde May 11-14

Hold on to your hats and prepare to back up. However far you’ve come to this point — especially regarding the most important matter, to last all this year, of working with the Saturn/Pluto conjunction pressing on us from mid-January on — is turning even more intense from now through the end of September.

Throughout this entire year, and especially since March 23, when Saturn moved into Aquarius, we are being tasked with  experimenting (Saturn in Aquarius) with ways to dissolve or reconfigure old Saturnine patterns and habits which have masked, restricted or even prevented the full flow of the Plutonian life force. That goes at every level: inside the self to fully re-experience and reprogram memories, between people (to penetrate and release the old stuck gunk you’ve kept under wraps) — not to mention inside organizations, institutions, governments, human-made structures at every level. So many filled with or identical to bad habits or patterns from the past; all these must be let go if we are to fully surrender to the death and rebirthing process that Pluto demands..

Saturn, with the longest cycle, has the longest retrograde period, this year from May 11, backing up into late Capricorn on July 2, then finally, on September 29th, turning to go direct at 25°02 Capricorn. Saturn will not complete whatever unfinished business this retrograde period signifies until the first few days of January 2021, when it finally moves over 1°57 Aquarius again, the degree upon which it turned [on May 11]. Continue reading

Astrobutterfly ~ Venus Retrograde in Gemini 2020: What to Expect

This is an important article by Astrobutterfly detailing the 40 day Venus Retrograde period that begins tomorrow, May 13, 2020. In its usual uncanny way, this major astrological event hits very key areas of my chart. This past year just keeps hitting exact aspects of my natal and progressed charts. If you have planets at or very near 21, 13, or 5 Gemini, you’ll get direct hits by this relatively rare transit that also amplifies the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction at 0 Aquarius this coming Winter Solstice.

As I mentioned in my May North Node posts, the collective North Node moved into Gemini between May 4-5. It will spend 18 months retrograding through this sign, which means extra destiny level changes for any planets you have in Gemini — or its opposite sign, Sagittarius. Again, this transit will hit me in very big, personal ways, as I have four planets in Gemini, including my Sun. Sometimes it feels like I’m on one of those automatic walkways in the airport … just carried along by these mega-astro-events.

In any case, if you have planets in 21, 13, or 5 Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces, then this Venus Rx will affect you in stronger ways — especially if those planets include your own Venus or Moon, or the angles of your chart. Those with planets at or near these degrees in other Air signs (Aquarius, Libra) will receive a Venusian uplift via supportive Trine energy. Even if you don’t have planets or angles at these degrees, you’ll experience changes just by being here now as part of the collective. Here’s Astrobutterfly’s comprehensive post.

And here’s me, just saying hi from sunny Kalamazoo:

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Enjoy the journey!

Catherine Grace O’Connell ~ Kicking Ass to Music: Your May North Node Horoscopes

You can click here to read Catherine’s intro to my May North Node Horoscopes. I love her enthusiasm, and apparently, she’s starting Quarantine Karaoke. Always something new and zany with Catherine!

Happy New Moon, Happy Earth Day and North Node Horoscopes are Up!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Moon and a Happy Earth Day! For me, every day is Earth Day, but it’s nice to give our Mama some extra love on her Earth Day!

Tonight we have a potent New Moon in Taurus, within three degrees of volatile, liberating Uranus in Taurus. The New Moon exactly conjuncts my own Part of Fortune (happy spot in the chart) and trines my Ascendant, so I’m curious to see what this Uranian Moon activates in my own life.

Meanwhile, new North Node Horoscopes are up. Since I write these for the coming astrological month, we decided to call these “May North Node Horoscopes” even though it’s April. It just seems to make more sense going forward.

I’ll repeat here what I share each month:

If you don’t know your North Node sign, Catherine’s got a table on her site to tell you. Those of you who happen to know both your North Node sign and its house will also find value looking up the corresponding sign for that house:

1st House North Node = Aries North Node similarities

2nd House North Node = Taurus North Node similarities

3rd House North Node = Gemini North Node similarities

4th House North Node = Cancer North Node similarities

5th House North Node = Leo North Node similarities

6th House North Node = Virgo North Node similarities

7th House North Node = Libra North Node similarities

8th House North Node = Scorpio North Node similarities

9th House North Node = Sagittarius North Node similarities

10th House North Node = Capricorn North Node similarities

11th House North Node = Aquarius North Node similarities

12th House North Node = Pisces North Node similarities

For example, if you have a Leo North Node in the 12th house, your primary North Node Horoscope would be Leo, but you’ll also find guidance in the Pisces North Node information. The beauty of North Node horoscopes is that you can usually calculate the sign without an exact birth time, and the sign is always super relevant to your life path. As with anything in astrology, though, the more exact time you have, the more subtle information you can glean. (Just a little tip to pull more from these monthly North Node Horoscopes.)

Free Resources for These Times

I keep hearing from a lot of very stressed out people. Totally understandable: these are intense times! How do I stay grounded, happy, and whole amidst the insanity? Chants, chants and more chants. For me, sacred chants work wonders. Your mileage may vary, but here’s a fun light and sound show based on Om and healing water sounds.

Also, March North Node Horoscopes are up on Catherine Grace O’Connell’s blog. Here’s her write-up about finding silver linings, or you can go directly to the North Node Horoscopes. Unlike generic Sun Sign blurbs, North Node advice tends to hit home. Whatever the rest of your chart indicates, your North Node represents where and how your soul wants to go this lifetime. Especially in times of crisis or rapid change, it helps to tap into your soul’s directive. If you’d like more information, you can set up a reading, but I offer these monthly North Node Horoscopes as a free service to individuals in the collective.

Timothy Glenn ~ 2020: The Turning of the Tables

At long last, Timothy Glenn’s 2020 article: well worth the wait!

2020: The Turning of the Tables

by Timothy Glenn

The Turning of the Tides would also have been an appropriate title, but the tides turned in 2017. Now the effects of that turning of the tides in 2017 are beginning to become visible to the population at large. Some of the more obvious effects that we will be able to see (with 20/20 vision) this year will be made evident in The Turning of the Tables: that is, the gaming tables in the human world.

As far back as our conscious memory reaches, those gaming tables have been dominated by the power brokers of the Old Guard. Traditionally, the dice have been loaded, the decks have been stacked, the tables have been tilted, and the scales have been weighted; and not in our favor. May the odds be ever in our favor? Oh, please.

Here in 2020, the G.E.A.R.S. are shifting: as in Government, Economics, Academia, Religion and Science. There have been games played out upon humanity for millennia, and humans have played along. But now the human collective has outgrown the underpinnings of such gaming. Aside from all that, the Earth Herself is opting out from hosting any form of fear-based gaming, and so now She is turning the tables — with gusto.

Playing the Numbers

In numerological cycles, the number 20 denotes a turning point, so we might translate 2020 as the turning point of turning points. There will be no putting the genie back in the bottle or the toothpaste back in the tube.

Card 20 in the tarot deck is called Judgment. The traditional depiction shows Archangel Gabriel sounding the trumpet in heaven, as people below are rising from graves. This represents the call from the darkness into the light. Continue reading

Happy Equinox!

Spring Blessings in the Northern Hemisphere … Autumn Blessings to the Southern Hemisphere! Just a quick thing I noticed while checking transits today: Chiron sits at exactly 5 degrees 00 minutes Aries. I’ve had several dreams mentioning “5 Aries,” as well as major synchronicities the first day of the first 5 Aries dream.

These synchronicities have continued to unfold in powerful, attention grabbing ways, so seeing Chiron, the Wounded Healer, at 5 Aries at this moment of equal light and dark seems significant. The Sabian Symbol for 5 Aries seems like a good thing to ponder today:

PHASE 5 (ARIES 5°): A TRIANGLE WITH WINGS.

KEYNOTE: The capacity for self-transcending.

This is the symbol of the desire to reach a higher level of existence, of pure aspiration or devotion, of bhakti. What has emerged in the first phase of the process of differentiation is becoming aware of the possibility of further up-reachings. The principle of “levitation” is seen as one of the two essential factors in evolution. The emergent being glorifies and deifies it, but it is still only an ideal. At this stage, nevertheless, the whole being experiences a childlike longing for its eventual realization.

At this point the last and synthesizing stage of the first five-fold unit in the cyclic process is reached. A NEW DIMENSION of being is envisioned mobilizing creative endeavors.

Spiritual and Medical Intuitive Thoughts on COVID 19 Coronavirus

People keep asking me to comment publicly on the COVID-19 situation, and I find it difficult to impossible to make any kind of blanket statement. In addition to my own intuitive guidance, as well as dreams that in retrospect anticipated Wuhan and Italy, I receive on the ground reports from people I trust. I have an international blog audience and clients from around the US and around the world. Yes, many places are out of toilet paper, but beyond that, wide varieties of experience exist.

From my perspective, multiple timelines are very much in play. In addition to location, depending on your frequency, life path, choices and focus, your experience can be very different. Many of my longer term Lyme clients find other people suddenly turning to them for advice. Others I’ve trained in Reiki suddenly find themselves in a position to lead and empower. People who’ve done Shadow Work and meditation find the world starting to catch up to them.

From a Medical Intuitive perspective, I do sense multiple strains of Covid-19, two of which seem fairly innocuous, while others seem much more severe. From a bigger picture and astrological perspective, the collective needs some internal processing time, so life has rearranged to accommodate. Introverts finally feel a little more “mainstream.” I suggest everyone use whatever spiritual and emotional tools you have so that you can remain grounded from a center of love. Learn to pivot: realities and timelines are very fluid right now.

As Neitzsche said, “One must have chaos to birth a dancing star.” Whether you call it “a disturbance in the Force” or “a change in routines” or “extra bendy Time,” you can take advantage of this opening. How you do that very much depends on you, so I cannot make further general recommendations.

I always intuit which specials to offer each month, and this month’s $77 20-minute email check-in seems to have anticipated people really wanting help discerning what this time means for them. If you’d like more personalized advice, comfort or insights regarding the current world situation — or any challenge you face — please consider the email option or booking a phone session. I’m not trying to push my services on anyone. I just really do not feel in integrity to make a blanket statement when I keep seeing such a vast field of variables.

Many of those variables can become very positive, yet I don’t want to diminish real challenges some people face. For many people, this time marks a huge turning inward, and they might find some things they don’t like. For others, this time marks a huge shining outward. It just depends on who and where you are on your path. No judgement — but the “reality” feels very different in each case. Also, the remedies and way forward depend on the answer to these variables.

You can find the March Specials here: https://laurabruno.wordpress.com/2020/03/03/march-2020-specials/

It’s also a terrific time to complete Reiki Master Teacher Certification training (the other March Special). If you happen to have time off from work or want to deepen skills you already have, I sense the world will need more Reiki Master Teachers in the coming months and years. If you feel stressed out or need healing support, long distance Reiki always meets the guidelines of “social distancing,” even if you can’t enjoy your usual massage or yoga class. You can find information on my other services here and here.

Also, this blog has a Search function. Many pandemics have come and gone. I’ve written on all sorts of things before. Plug your query into the Search tab, and you might find I already addressed your concern in 2009 or 2012. Things cycle around!

On a personal note, I keep getting instructions to chant, chant, and chant some more. I find that sacred chants keep my natal Neptune-Mercury opposition tapping into the numinous and intuitive instead of empathing all the nonsense. Find what works for you to make the best of things.

Blessed Be … and be the blessing. You are a blessing, and there are blessings available now and always.