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Garden Update: A Bigger Vision

I haven’t given a garden update in a long time, because I’ve been super busy working in the garden. In the past few weeks, I’ve quietly increased the front yard garden by another third. Having the extra space means dedicated spots for tulips, lilies, crocuses, and Dr. Seuss-like alliums, plus more room for fall mums, and spring hyacinths and daffodils. I’ll also have more growing areas for things like garlic and carrots.

In fact, this upgrade and expansion began when I realized I didn’t have anywhere to plant bunches of garlic. I started adding Big Bag Bed Mini’s on the inside edge of my existing garden. You can see two of them towards the bottom left:

Those who’ve followed the evolution of this garden will notice another upgrade: a sculptural raised bed to replace the dying, dead, then toppled weeping birch tree.

I miss the birch tree, but it had been dying since we bought this place in May 2017. I nursed it for awhile, but it felt so discouraging to watch the tree’s demise no matter what I did. The woman who planted it stopped by and revealed that this was the third weeping birch she planted in that location. This eased my feelings of inadequacy. I already knew this was not a preferred spot for birch trees, but now I knew it would never thrive there. It wasn’t my fault. I stepped back and allowed nature to take its course.

Once it died, the birch became a bastion of wildlife. So many species of birds landed on those branches, and we even had a nest of wrens. On June 18, 2021, in a post called “The Next Phase and a Collective Dream,” I posted about the tree toppling over in a storm. (11:11 as I typed the title). All that day and the next, birds flew in to pay their respects to the fallen tree, but then they stopped coming. That half stump felt like a persistent reminder of loss.

I couldn’t decide what to plant instead. David and I considered everything from a weeping Norway Spruce, to a medlar tree, to a crabapple or even a sculpture instead of a tree. One day, I decided to add a raised bed out back and went on Gardener’s Supply Company to find one of the troughs I loved in Goshen. While looking at those, I came across this — a sculpture and a raised bed:

You can see another layer of Big Bag Bed Mini and three new Smart Pots between the new raised bed and the original outline of the garden. I needed to add rock (bottom center-right) to even the ground. A dream gave me the solution to filling this thing. I used a combo of cut up Smart Pots and Big Bag Bed Mini’s to line the structure. That will keep the soil from rushing out and also provide better insulation than just a metal structure.

I planted the mum’s so it wouldn’t look like an empty bed, but the real fun will bloom in spring. This bed is layered with early and mid-season tulips, daffodils, alliums, and grape hyacinths. I have very early blooming crocuses en route to me as I type. I haven’t decided what summer plants will go there — probably some kind of drought hardy perennials, plus a little space for annuals like nasturtium and zinnias. I can’t tell you how encouraging and uplifting it feels to have fall-planted bulbs filling themselves with life below the surface. Literally a difference between death and life.

Yesterday, I realized that my ideas for the expanded front garden coincided with a decision to turn a pair of sunglasses I rarely wore into indoor/outdoor glasses with transition lenses. These are big cats eye glasses, but I kept feeling a nudge to make the switch. All my other glasses turn from regular lenses to sunglasses when I go outside. I’ve found I prefer these to straight sunglasses that remain dark if I walk into a store. Wearing these makes me giggle, and faeries love to giggle:

As strange as it sounds, I feel like these huge lenses led me to “see bigger.” Actually, it doesn’t sound strange to me at all. I wrote a very long post called “Vision and Shapeshifting: A Matter of Perspective.” That post shared more selfies than I had in an entire year prior. Despite knowing I didn’t really need another pair of glasses, it kept nagging me to get them. I became a little obsessed with the idea and looked into David’s vision insurance. Indeed, it’s good insurance.

Long story short, I got these switched to transition lenses, and I agreed to try a pair of polarized sunglasses in a “ruby” tint. The polarized lenses were another leap for me. After my TBI, polarized anything made me so sick that I never tried them again until 23 years later. So glad I did! My point here, though, is that the bigger lenses — and perhaps the curiosity of cats’ eyes — resulted in new garden solutions and expansion. Small, symbolic shifts can lead to big 3D world changes:

My mind sees succession planting of blue hyacinths, fancy daffodils, and 60 days of blooming lilies in that empty Big Bag Mini. There’s a matching one off frame to the right. This upgrade and expansion makes the yard feel like “mine.” It doesn’t look like that much more because of how I worked with existing flow — but that expansion makes a huge difference to me.

Gardens are such wise teachers. Never underestimate the power of flowers. Have a beautiful day!

Prepare NOW for What’s Coming ~ Timeline Update for Lightworks and Starseeds

She is speaking my language! She sounds so much like what I’ve been shown in dreams and what I’ve been saying in sessions. This is an uplifting message helping people to focus on liberation from the insanity and bringing in the new, positive, organic timeline.

New Moon in Libra and Pluto Direct ~ October 6, 2021

My October 2021 Forecast noted:

October 6 New Moon in Libra at 7:05 a.m. Eastern time, and Pluto stations direct at 2:29 p.m. This New Moon gets supercharged by Mars conjunct the Sun and Moon, followed by Pluto’s seismic shift just hours later. Mars brings action, drive and passion to this reset. If you’ve been waiting for a cosmic “Go!,” today seems equivalent to the Universe saying “On your mark.”

For some reason, I keep being reminded of a dream I had when Pluto stationed direct in 2019. I shared this in my Precognitive Blues Part 3 post, but I’ll share it again here, since it keeps coming to mind:

On October 2, 2019, I had a potent dream. I stood in a pool at twilight chatting with my friend’s teenage son, Sol. (It seemed more symbolic with the name — Sol, aka “Sun” — rather than the person.) We could overhear my aunt and sister discussing the special mandala shaped patio and walkway under their feet. It featured a center circle at slightly lower elevation than the surrounding circles, which all tilted towards the center circle. My aunt told my sister, this setup would “ensure everyone and everything winds up in the right place at the right time in the event of an earthquake.”

At that point, something in me snapped, and I shouted at the dream itself, “What is the significance of ____?” I listed options, making sure to cover all bases except the one I suspected it might be. All of a sudden, the dream turned into a giant Tarot card! I won’t say which card or my question, because those details are private … .

In any case, the dream went from a pool at twilight with Sol/Sun, overhearing a discussion about cracking foundations, safe mandala patios and sorting people and things in the event of an earthquake … then to my question/demand … and then to a giant cartoon Tarot card. I mentioned before that Tarot cards carry multiple meanings. In my dream, this card added and subtracted details to leave only one possible interpretation. Just in case I tried to miss the point — and yes, in the dream I tried to miss it — the card sparkled and flashed its modified details like a cornball cartoon. Subtle it was not.

An amused voice-over asked, “Any questions?”

Stunned, I found myself back in the swimming pool at twilight, talking to Sol and overhearing the exact same conversation about the mandala patio/walkway/foundation built to ensure everyone and everything winds up where they need to be in the event of an earthquake.

I had this powerful Tarot dream the day Pluto turned from retrograde to direct at 20 Capricorn — a significant position in my life for a variety of reasons. At the time of the dream, I didn’t realize Pluto’s shift, but the dream involved such obvious Plutonian themes that my jaw dropped when I looked up the transits. I wanted to discount the dream, but the astrology forced my left brain into compliance. I began composing a “hypothetical” email to my astrology mentor, Ann Kreilkamp and then laughed at myself. The flashing one-interpretation-only Tarot card gave my right brain no place to run. Pretending I didn’t get the message after seeing the astrology embarrassed me enough to stop composing the email.

You asked, Laura. You demanded an answer. We suggest you deal with it.

I’ve had eye popping dreams and synchronicities when some of the longer cycled planets (Neptune, Uranus, Pluto) change signs or direction. Exploring transits at the time of older precognitive dreams has given me much greater context for the shorter “came true” aspects, as well as insights into potential longer term, bigger picture implications. When others or I have a funny feeling — good or bad — about a future point in time, a look at transits offers clarity on what sorts of energies will be in play at that time.

Pluto tends to dredge up subconscious fears, blocks, resentments, and repressed desires. Pluto is relentless. Resistance is futile. If Pluto’s involved in any way, then your dreams and synchronicities will continue to pummel you until you deal with them. Pluto destroys whatever stands in the way of transformation or transmutation. Think of the phoenix rising from its own ashes, a death and rebirth cycle.

Pluto also wants you to find a new balance of power, freeing you from oppression and victimization. Persephone gets whisked into Hades, raped and her innocence destroyed, but she emerges a Queen. She embraces the cycles of life and death. When she returns from the depths, she brings the Sun and warmth and tender buds.

Pluto rules the Underworld, Chthonic Realm, the Shadow, the heavy hand of destiny, primal Nature, and the deepest subconscious and soul needs. I love Pluto, but only because I embrace that realm enough to find and excavate its hidden gems. The Lord of the Underworld offers strength, grit and a powerful chance to “Know Thyself.” Pluto transits last between 2-4 years depending on retrogrades. Any dreams during that time period will likely bring key insights of required changes. I find extra relevance to dreams when a transiting aspect goes exact or when Pluto goes retrograde or direct.

You can read the rest of a much longer article on precognitive dreams and divination here. Today’s energies feature not only Pluto stationing direct, but also a New Moon conjunct Mars. According to Dane Rudhyar, the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon and Mars point is:

PHASE I94 (LIBRA 14°): IN THE HEAT OF THE NOON HOUR A MAN TAKES A SIESTA.

KEYNOTE: The need for recuperation within the social pattern of everyday activity.

This fourth stage symbol can be seen as emphasizing the need for techniques of RELAXATION, and the need to allow the functions of body and psyche to “digest,” free from external pressures, the complex experiences of social living and particularly of business.

(You can read the rest of the symbolism here.)

The combination of all these energies suggests a LOT is going on — so much that we might need to pause before fully engaging. I noted October 6, 2021 as equivalent to the Universe saying, “On your mark.” We’re getting close to “go time,” but we’re not there yet. Yes, Mars the Planet of Action wants to get going, but relaxation, meditation and dreams can provide valuable insights. Embrace the paradox that slower preparation allows for faster movement.

This New Moon also exactly quincunxes Uranus in Taurus. The combo of a New Moon reset involving Mars and Uranus brings power, volatility and innovation to an already potent day. Even if we don’t see an obvious external shift today, these energies trigger something unusual, active, and innovative.

The quincunx (aka “inconjunct”) aspect involves signs that normally have nothing in common. Libra is a Cardinal Air sign, and Taurus is a Fixed Earth sign. When this “minor” quincunx aspect goes into effect, we feel a nagging pressure to integrate. In this case, Libra and Taurus share a common ruler: Venus. She expresses differently in each sign, but her presence points to areas in which we can more easily find harmony.

Yes, these are volatile, sometimes scary, bizarre and traumatic times, but Grace happens. Focus on love, relationships, beauty, values, self-esteem, and financial flow. The finer things in life, supported by love. Do something lovely for yourself and/or your loved ones. There IS a precise order in the Universe — even if you don’t recognize it on the surface.

Stop and smell the roses. This is an important day, but it’s not quite go time yet.

October 2021 Specials

OCTOBER 2021 SPECIALS

The Ancestors Approach

This is a return of a previous offering in honor of the upcoming All Souls’ and All Saints’ Days. It can cover generational healing, soul readings about your relationship with/to those who have passed, support for recognizing signs, past life patterns, or in appropriate cases, cutting cords that reach across the veil. This can also be modified for Generational Healing. $154 for 40 minutes if prepaid on or before October 31, 2021. Please contact me to sign up.

Three for Two

Unless I get a strong nudge otherwise, this will be the last time I offer this special in 2021.

Three hours for the price of two: save $222. This package can be used in whatever increments you choose — hour, 40-minute, half-hour, or 20-minute sessions — and for whatever services you’d like — Medical Intuition, Life Coaching, Astrology, Relationship Clarity, Soul Readings, or any other related service. $444 if prepaid on or before October 31, 2021. Please contact me to sign up.

October 2021 Forecast and Fourth Quarter North Node Horoscopes

OCTOBER 2021 FORECAST

October 2021 marks a time when long delayed situations can finally move forward. Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury all turn direct this month. We’ve spent the time in retrograde — reconsidering, reviewing, revising. The collective rubber bands have been stretched way back, almost to breaking point. The initial springs forward could snap and sting. Fortunately, these planets turn direct while the Sun remains in balanced, diplomatic Libra. On October 23, the Sun moves into Scorpio, bringing light to the depths.

Scorpio is passionate and thorough with a penchant for hidden, shadow and taboo topics. Libra’s Justice comes from mutual respect, relationships and the Law, whereas Scorpio demands an eye for an eye. If Libra’s results aren’t fair, the Scorpion will sting much harder. Be mindful of these background energies as we move through the month.

October 1 Mercury square Pluto, Venus square Jupiter, and Venus sextile Pluto. The month begins as grace, largesse, and tolerance buffer intense revelations and a deeper understanding of Shadow topics. This time period favors passion, thorough research, and shamanic awareness.

October 6 New Moon in Libra at 7:05 a.m. Eastern time, and Pluto stations direct at 2:29 p.m. This New Moon gets supercharged by Mars conjunct the Sun and Moon, followed by Pluto’s seismic shift just hours later. Mars brings action, drive and passion to this reset. If you’ve been waiting for a cosmic “Go!,” today seems equivalent to the Universe saying “On your mark.”

October 7 Venus enters Sagittarius. Time to lighten up! From September 10 until today, Venus smoldered in Scorpio. Venus in Sag feels less intense, less serious, more optimistic and adventurous. She won’t like restriction, but she can help us look on the bright side. Self-esteem increases, and we seek and value Truth with a capital T.

October 10 Saturn stations direct. If the transits of October 6 announce, “On your mark,” then Saturn stationing direct is “Get set.”

October 18 Jupiter and Mercury station direct. This is “Go!” Can you feel the tides of fortune and information shift? Optimism, truth, faith, and clarity begin to return after months of soul searching and all the re’s. Review, reassess, revamp, return. This shift might not occur all at once, but today the sea change of direct planets lets loose.

October 20 Full Moon in Aries at 10:57 a.m. Eastern. The axis for this “Blood Moon” squares Pluto, so it will feel extra deep and intense. The Sabian Symbol for the Sun point of this Full Moon is “A MAN BECOMING AWARE OF SPIRITUAL FORCES SURROUNDING AND ASSISTING HIM.” With the Moon point opposite Mars in Libra, we’re invited to join forces within a community of spiritual warriors. In the days following this Full Moon, Mars continues to square Pluto, pitting the power of the individual against hidden forces and deeply entrenched oppression. Alone, the battle feels overwhelming. But when individuals join together in cooperation and solidarity, we win.

October 23 Sun enters Scorpio. The Sun shines light on deep, dark mysteries and manipulation. Scorpio is a Fixed Water sign that emphasizes emotions and questions of Power To vs. Power Over. The Sun moving through Scorpio will oppose and square energies in Aquarius and Taurus, adding oomph to the Saturn-Uranus squares whose energies color all of 2021. Meticulous, relentless research reveals hidden things. We might not like what we see, but Scorpio offers more than just a sting. The destruction of what no longer serves triggers healing and renewal.

October 30 Mars enters Scorpio. Traditional ruler of Scorpio, Mars feels strong and passionate here. Beware of bullies, but this next six weeks could also bring empowerment and steely determination. Follow your intuition, and take action from a place of deep conviction.

October 31 Halloween. Celtic New Year’s Eve, All Hallow’s Eve, also known as Samhain (SOW-en) offers a natural hinge point. Remember your ancestors — both biological and kindred spirits from long ago. We live in unusual times, but others have faced similar challenges. Draw upon ancient wisdom, poetry, prayer, sacred stories, and a sense of awe. Grace arrives when all hope seems lost. Every death births something new.

How October’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 monthly column will help you tap into your personal North Node Mojo. When you start living your North Node purpose, we all win, because you not only begin to light up your own life. You light up the world.           – Laura


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

FOURTH QUARTER 2021 NORTH NODE HOROSCOPES

ARIES NORTH NODE: October’s New and Full Moons activate your Aries North Node and Libra South Node axis. Mars — your North Node sign’s ruler — in the opposite sign of Libra for most of October increases the need for integration. Old and new, co-dependent and independent: you’ll need to combine the best of your innate skills and tendencies with what your soul came here to do. When in doubt, take action. Small steps lead to big adventures. Don’t worry about partnership. You’ll find companions on the road. November and December bring squares to your nodal axis, as Venus, Mercury and eventually the Sun join Pluto in Capricorn. Squares trigger productive friction, like the grain of sand that makes an oyster create a pearl. Pay attention to relationship stresses. Irritation signals imbalance. With a small change in attitude, frustration can become determination. Get comfortable with fiery emotions. You can use these to launch desires. Notice uncanny coincidences opening or closing doors. When fear holds you back, nodal axis squares will push you forward. Learn to recognize when you need to stand on your own two feet. Courage comes as you gain experience. Keep going. You’ll like how this story ends.

TAURUS NORTH NODE: Fourth Quarter 2021 brings challenging and empowering energies to Taurus North Node natives. Your Scorpio South Node knows how to face fear and power struggles, but you’re meant to enjoy the finer things of life. It’s not about doom and gloom, fiery ends, and drama. Stop and smell the roses. Really. Slow down and take your time. The intense square between Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus continues to create friction all quarter with a finale on Christmas Eve. This energy affects the entire world trying to re-balance questions of empowerment vs. slavery, top-down authority vs. grassroots liberation and innovation. As this unfolds around you, allow yourself the time and space to get grounded. Change is inevitable. It will happen whether or not you dive into the fray. Pay attention to your body as an accurate barometer of what to do — and how and when to do it. Release the fear of missing out. It’s OK to stay home and putter under the radar. November 19 or 20 (depending on your timezone) brings a Full Moon in Taurus, Partial Lunar Eclipse. Use this time to honor whatever most serves you, your body and your values. December offers extra empowerment, so get clear on what makes you feel comfortable, secure and well-nourished. Then ask for more, please!

GEMINI NORTH NODE: This is the last Full Quarter of the True North Node’s transit through Gemini. Get curious and embrace paradox. It’s time to gather the blessings of collective energies in your destiny sign. December 18 features a Full Moon in Gemini. Pay extra attention to signs and synchronicities. In January 2022, the True North Node moves into Taurus, triggering a slower, Earthy cycle. Let your mind wander and wonder before things settle down next year. Which themes dominated your life 18-20 years ago? Who and how are you now? “God is in the details,” so don’t discount small victories and adjustments. How have you changed since the North Node entered your sign in May 2020? What mind-blowing information did you find? What dogma did you forgo? Which old patterns and relationships did you learn from and release? You deserve some fun after all that hard work. Declare yourself a new holiday to celebrate. Who cares if it seems silly?! It’s OK to mix things up a bit. Combine traditions, start your own. You don’t need to do this every year, and you don’t need to do it “right.” You don’t even need to do it at all. Having a Gemini North Node means you always have options. December 18 or 19 (depending on your timezone) brings the Full Moon in Gemini. This is a good time to release anything that no longer serves.

CANCER NORTH NODE: Fourth Quarter 2021 ups the intensity for Cancer North Node natives. Supportive Water energy trines from planets in Scorpio and Pisces, while planets in Capricorn sort through whatever you need to release from your past. Relationships and self-esteem are “up.” In which ways do you tend to over-manage or over-control? Liberator Uranus continues his beneficial sextile from Taurus, so you’ve got extra impetus to change. The Moon rules your North Node sign, and you’re more sensitive than most to the Moon’s phases. Pay attention to Waxing (increasing) and Waning (decreasing) energies. Moving in cycles can ease resistance. The October New and Full Moons create friction from Libra and Aries. Irritation can fuel desire. If you feel exasperated or world weary, ask what your frustration tells you that you do want. Soften the urge to control, and welcome more nurturing, gentle energies. November’s New and Full Moons offer easier energies for you from Scorpio and Taurus. The month of December could bring up old lovers or force you to release attachments that no longer serve. Commitments, business, and financial decisions will need to reflect evolving values.

LEO NORTH NODE: Fourth Quarter presents challenges from planets in Scorpio, Aquarius, and Taurus, but support from those in Aries, Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius. You’ll do better focusing on relationships than finances. The money will come, but current energies suggest more attention to your heart than your head. Spend time with people and activities that make your heart sing. December’s New and Full Moons will give you insight into larger projects and sharing. Don’t worry if some projects aren’t moving forward as fast as you’d like. The ongoing Saturn square Uranus energies create T-squares and even some Grand Crosses with your nodal axis and planets moving through Scorpio. Trust the Universe to work things out in proper time and place. The cosmic orchestra’s playing your song, even if you can’t hear the music. A lot of delicate readjustments take place from October thru December. You might want to rebel and kick out the jambs, but the King of the Jungle knows when to hunt and when to rest. If things aren’t moving at your desired pace, dive into a creative distraction. You’ll have something to show for this time, and the results could make you proud. Take an internet break, go outside, and get your blood moving. Exercise gets you out of your head and back in touch with your heart.

VIRGO NORTH NODE: You benefit from harmonious planetary transits in Taurus, Scorpio and Capricorn. This quarter could bring a dramatic end to old patterns that really need to go. “If not this, then something better.” Make a list of preferred upgrades in your life and consider implementing them as energies support positive shifts. Your preferences matter, and paying attention to these helps you recognize better opportunities. It’s easier to upgrade than quit addictions cold turkey. Going into the holiday season might tempt you to dial back the discipline, but you’ll get so much more from this time if you stick to your healthy routines. If you don’t have healthy routines, then that’s your first step. Keep your to do list handy and refer to it throughout the day. You’ll get more done if you start early. Your Pisces South Node likes to procrastinate, but your soul longs to check off accomplishments. Motivation breeds more motivation. When you show up, you build energy and momentum to keep showing up. December invites you to reconsider values, business decisions, and relationships. Which ones stimulate your mind? Which ones make day to day life feel grounded and productive? Each moment brings a choice point. Practice choosing, again and again. Little choices create the bigger picture. Your sweeping visions need regular tending through real world tasks.

LIBRA NORTH NODE: October is your month! With the Sun and Mars in Libra for most of October, your North Node receives light, willpower and drive. Pay attention to what seem like destiny level opportunities to collaborate on mutually beneficial projects. Life rearranges itself to get you back on track — or further along if you’re already moving in the right direction. November and December bring squares to your nodal axis, as Venus, Mercury and eventually the Sun join Pluto in Capricorn. Squares trigger productive friction, like the grain of sand that makes an oyster create a pearl. If things feel impossible to do alone, ask someone for help. When two or more join forces and pull in the same direction, work flows easier. Your South Node old ways encouraged you to go lone wolf, but your soul longs to partner with other souls. If your love life isn’t what you’d hoped for, Fourth Quarter urges you to explore relationship patterns, blocks, hopes and dreams. What role do beauty, harmony and balance play in your life? How could you bring more of these into day to day activities? This is a good quarter to shift your appearance. If you’ve thought about changing your hairdo, nourishing your skin, or changing your wardrobe, go for it. If you have trouble losing weight, find an exercise buddy or join an online yoga community. Accountability and camaraderie will increase motivation.

SCORPIO NORTH NODE: Fourth Quarter 2021 is Scorpio Season! These three months bring direct activations with all the planets moving through Scorpio, but also some gentle support from planets in Capricorn. Transition seasons like Spring and Fall offer energies that support clearing out in preparation for renewal. If you feel the urge to purge, follow those instincts. You’ll make space for something deeper, more soulful and regenerating to take its place. November 4 or 5 (depending on your timezone) gives a powerful reset with the New Moon in Scorpio. November 19 features a Full Moon in Taurus Lunar Eclipse, putting the Moon in your South Node sign and the Sun in your North Node sign. Even partial eclipses amplify lunar energies. Use this one to gain clarity about old relationships, habits, and patterns you would do well to release. It’s often easier to upgrade than to quit addictions. Pray for guidance. The things you fear releasing might better serve you in a slightly altered form. Not all changes occur at once. A caterpillar goes into cocoon phase before it becomes a butterfly. Even when the butterfly leaves the cocoon, it needs to wait for its wings to dry. Careful, tender and gentle attention are appropriate right now. Background energies support necessary shifts in perfect timing. Not too fast, not too slow — just right.

SAGITTARIUS NORTH NODE: Since May 2020, you’ve lived 180° from collective energies, with the transiting True North Node in your South Node sign, and the transiting South Node in your North Node sign. This is the last Full Quarter where things will feel so inverted. It’s always important to march to the beat of your own drum, but especially so from May 2020 through mid-January 2022. This transit worked as a cosmic, karmic clean-up crew, clearing away debris for a more efficient journey. Which distractions, habits, or relationships fell away? How have you refined your education, spirituality and philosophy of life? How have you honed your intuition? Which literal or metaphorical places have you moved beyond? December 3 or 4 (depending on your timezone) features a New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius. Pay special attention to insights in and around the eclipse, and take time to integrate. Beware of information overload in Fourth Quarter 2021. Periodic silent retreats might become necessary. If so, don’t apologize. Recharging allows you to walk your talk. Consider a social media or news fast if you can’t do a full silent retreat. Unplugging even for a little while will expand your horizons and your heart.

CAPRICORN NORTH NODE: Fourth Quarter 2021 brings supportive energy and North Node activations from all the planets moving through Scorpio and Capricorn. Relationships, values and financial shifts intensify in late October through the rest of the year. Intense doesn’t necessarily mean “bad,” but people and events will touch you to the depths of your soul. This theme grows even stronger in December, as transiting Venus makes a rare retrograde through your North Node sign. Venus stations retrograde in Capricorn on the 19th, followed by the Sun entering Capricorn on the 21st. Because of the retrograde activity, the Love Goddess conjuncts Pluto twice in December — on the 11th and then again on Christmas. This extra deep and intimate activity by Venus will affect the entire collective. For Cappy North Node natives, the long Venus transit offers destiny level shifts in relationships, finances, beauty and self-esteem. This is also a good quarter to review your 2021 and your goals for next year. On December 30, Mercury conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. Pay attention to intuitive insights and opportunities for transmutation. Capricorn’s a grounded Earth sign. You can “manage” reality by guiding powerful ideas into form and structure in the visible realm.

AQUARIUS NORTH NODE: With Saturn and then Jupiter moving forward again in October, Aquarius North Node natives will sense an end to some of the gridlock. Exactly how and when this inner shift occurs depends on the degree of your North Node, but Aquarian’s are more linked into group consciousness than they realize. What affects one affects us all — on some level. Ponder that connection and the different ways it could play out. It’s not always “my way or the highway.” Sometimes you feel like a cosmic weirdo, and that’s OK. Local community would be nice, but it doesn’t come by forcing people to see things your way. If you feel isolated, ask, “What can I do to facilitate the highest good of all?” Trust the answer, even if it says to stay home and meditate. Your mind is powerful! Fourth Quarter will present challenges from planets in Scorpio and Taurus, but support from those in Gemini and Libra. Keep your cool. Everything’s moving into alignment. Looking back to Winter Solstice 2020 (Summer Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere), how has your perspective changed? Which things are worth fighting for, and at which battles have you declared a truce? What do “human evolution” and “liberation” have in common?

PISCES NORTH NODE: Fourth Quarter 2021 might feel a bit blurred around the edges. If so, no worries. Sharp lines and clear judgments are overrated. Water and Earth energies move around and through you like changing tides on an ocean shore. If you get stressed out, come back to the breath — in and out, then in and out. You carry this instant reset with you whatever happens and wherever you go. As they say, “Worry is like praying for something you don’t want.” Focus on beauty, harmony and unconditional compassion, including for yourself. With the energies from Scorpio trining Pisces, deep feelings arise. Neptune continues his sojourn in home sign Pisces, and co-Ruler Jupiter returns on December 28. Your faith returns, honed and strengthened. Relationships deepen. This might occur on psychic, dream and spiritual levels where you feel connections without tangible proof. Try not to over-analyze. There is much more to this world than meets the eye or the Virgo South Node. Your feelings are valid, but they might not mean what you think they mean. Open yourself to wider possibilities. You’ll find better guidance from signs and synchronicities than logic. Prayer and meditation are practical actions for Pisces North Node natives.

Door Number 24: The Two of Cups Equinox Portal

Happy Equinox! I got a nudge to reblog this post from last year’s Autumn Equinox. Little Leo the cat just learned that he could use some extra Reiki and prayers. He’s had some amazing interventions, so here’s hoping for another of those nine lives to kick in.

At this hinge point of light and dark, may we each find our true hearts and healing. Blessed be … and be the blessing!

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Happy Autumn Equinox! (And Happy Spring Equinox to those in the Southern Hemisphere.) After nearly two months of creation, I finished “Door” Number 24 on 9/22/2020, Autumn Equinox.

The 22 and 24 numbers are significant for a variety of reasons. Originally, this patron wanted her portal to be Door Number 22. She wasn’t quite ready at that time, and the commissioned Justice portal came through in perfect timing to be number 22, with an 11-11 built into the image itself. I felt a little bad for bumping this Two of Cups portal back, but even commissioned pieces flow from dreams, visions and synchronicities. I don’t control the timing, but I trust it.

I received very strong instructions that I needed to paint The Magician portal as Door Number 23, so that it would be a 123 “door,” with the Magician’s Tarot number as 1 and the 23rd portal. That one…

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A Spiritual Perspective on the NSA Surveillance

This June 2013 post popped up today. I’m not sure why, but whenever that occurs, it’s timely. I wrote this after revelations of the NSA spying on everyone, but so much of the post has become even more relevant in these bizarre and potent times.

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As people freak out (or bizarrely enough, don’t!) regarding the ongoing leaks about the NSA monitoring all online and phone conversations, emails, website visits, etc., I feel called to point out yet another instance in which we get to choose the way so-called transparency manifests. We live in an information age — one that most people interpret to mean internet, phones, cell phones, text, Facebook and Twitter — but, as usual, that’s only the shiny surface of a deeper evolutionary process.

We can choose to remain on the surface and move increasingly quickly into a Police State that exceeds 1984 and Brave New World combined. We can continue to lull ourselves into the arms of an eerie Artificial Intelligence (AI) existence in which corporations, Google and the government profile us and predetermine what we think, feel or do via targeted ads and filtered information. Humanity can sing the strange praises…

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Full Moon in Pisces ~ September 20, 2021

Two days before Equinox we’ll have a Full Moon in Pisces. My September 2021 Forecast notes:

September 20 Full Moon in Pisces at 7:55 p.m. Eastern. Like August 22, this is another void of course Moon, also known as a Moon wobble. It occurs in almost the final degree of the zodiac, with Mercury opposite Jupiter at the same time. These alignments make this Full Moon better for meditation than intention. Allow yourself to receive information beyond the boundaries of normal life. You can take action once the Moon moves into Aries — later that night or early the next day, depending on your timezone — but take some quiet time first. What have you learned over the past month? How has your worldview shifted over the past year? Ponder these questions before initiating.

The Sabian Symbol for 29° Pisces looks like the album cover to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon.

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The actual degree of the Full Moon is 28°13′ Pisces, but we always round up for Sabian Symbols. As described by Dane Rudhyar:

(PHASE 359 PISCES 29°): LIGHT BREAKING INTO MANY COLORS THROUGH A PRISM.

KEYNOTE: The analytical power of the mind necessary for the formulation of life processes in their many aspects.

Cycles of existence begin in unity and end in what I have called “multi-unity.” At the stage of consummation the many individual differences are totaled; they constitute a sum. Within that sum — a unified total — the inevitability of the future process of differentiation is implied, because every cycle leaves a mass of waste products slowly returning to the unconscious state of chemical matter, of “humus.” What the symbol tells us is that unity will always break again into multiplicity. The “prism” is always there. There is no absolute unity; if anything could be called “absolute” it is the relationship between the One and the Many.

This fourth stage symbol of the concluding five-fold sequence of phases points to the fundamental type of operation in all modes of existence. The most beautiful and seemingly everlasting experience of unity will in time be superseded by the need to attend to a multiplicity of details. Existence implies DIFFERENTIATION.

I find this description comforting at a time when humanity faces consumption by The Borg. I’m not a Star Trek aficianado, but the idea of The Borg always made sense to me. I could feel that pressure to conform to the hive mind, and I know the media, social media, societal and peer pressure have been operating at full tilt. I don’t imbibe in these, but I hear from clients, and I read the energies. These are difficult times for people committed to living from a place of inner integrity, if that inner intergrity happens to diverge from mainstream anything.

This Full Moon reminds us that all unity eventually differentiates. We both merge and separate into all the colors of the rainbow. No matter how perfect or how authoritarian the conformity, at some point, other options appear. With Mercury opposite Jupiter, we would be wise to observe more than pontificate. Too much optimism or impatience could lead to exaggerated statements that return to haunt us. This is doubly important because the Full Moon conjuncts Neptune — ruler of dreamy Pisces, yes, but also a potential marker for confusion.

It’s better to get things right than to rush ahead “where angels fear to tread.” We might catch glimpses of a (much) bigger picture, but this Full Moon suggests we trust things to evolve and reveal themselves in the light of day. For now, be open, curious, and willing to recognize and acknowledge larger forces in play.

“It takes sunshine and rain to make a rainbow. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.” ~ Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Two days after this Full Moon, the world recalibrates at Autumn Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. For one day, the forces of light and dark are balanced, as we move into the sign of Libra, symbolized by the balanced scales of Justice.

It may not always seem obvious, but there is a cosmic order behind the scenes. Beauty, healing and harmony are available. Trust the process. Rainbows are a sign of hope and a promise of better days ahead. When you’re in a storm, remember to look for future rainbows.

Asters, Mums and Sedum

Some quick shots of late Summer, almost Fall: asters in full bloom, and the sedum has changed from lime green to dusty pink. Perennial mums are just starting to bloom.

Wishing you a beautiful day!

Perspective and Protection

I keep getting nudged to share these things, so here goes:

Much depends on your perspective. From which vantage point do you view so-called reality? I prefer the Stephen Crane approach:

“Think as I think,” said a man,
“Or you are abominably wicked;
You are a toad.”

And after I had thought of it,
I said, “I will, then, be a toad.”

On Monday, David and I walked along the beach at Van Buren State Park. For some reason, I kept seeing nature’s scenes as spontaneous abstract art. I’ve got three portal paintings knocking on my subconscious (two of them commissions), but once I finish those, maybe I’ll paint these swaths of color and form onto large canvases. The scenes themselves are beautiful, but to my mind’s eye, they demonstrate the fluidity of what we see:

This morning, I awoke from a night of just-below-the-surface dreams:

9/10/2021

“Hold Steady”

I slept six hours straight through. I know I dreamed but recall no details other than “Hold steady,” “Hold the line,” “Steady as she goes.” Something like that — I’ve already been given ample instructions and preparation for this time. Stay focused and strong.

Bible calendar: “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” ~ Exodus 33:14

END of dream journal.

One of the things dreams have shown me is the importance of EMF protection. I’ve written about this for years. You can find posts and links on orgone here. In 2018, I also wrote about Aires Tech products for phone, laptop and personal protection. Since then, I’ve referred countless clients to Orgonia and Aires Tech, because in my experience these places offer the best, most noticeable frequency protection.

About a month ago, Aires Tech reached out to me to become an affiliate. I normally don’t do any kind of affiliate anything, because I like my suggestions to remain clear of any self-interest. I’ve already referred people to them for years, and I bought more of their products when I upgraded phone and laptop. David uses their Defender whenever he’s on call and needs to sleep with his cell phone by our bed. I almost said, “Thanks, but no thanks” to the affiliate opportunity, but then I learned that being an affiliate would allow me to pass along savings to clients and blog readers.

If you click here and enter promo code GUA002xk310, you’ll save 10% off your order anytime.

Between September 10-15, 2021, Aires Tech is offering 15% off orders of $200+, using promo code SAVEBIG.

I’m not pushing these products, just passing along savings for something I’ve used since 2018. Many clients and blog readers privately ask what I use for EMF and 5G protection. I love Orgonia for general lifting of the vibration around our home, including other dimensional bleedthrough, and I have tons of pucks and and plaques handmade by my now-friend Bo. I’m not an affiliate. I just love his products, and Bo’s one of the more tapped in people I know.

For cell phone and laptop use, I notice a huge difference when adding the Aires Tech LifeTuner Device. I’ve already mentioned the Defender, which is now called Lifetune Personal. They recently upgraded their older items for added protection from 5G. I’m actually sitting here with the Lifetune Personal on my lap as I type. For those wanting to protect pets or entire rooms, they’ve got that, too.

I’ve always been sensitive to energies, including EMF’s. When I first got an iPhone in 2012, I thought I was having a stroke! Those symptoms would clear about 15 minutes after turning off my new phone, but with it on, I felt like a combo of TBI, radiation poisoning, health palpitations, nausea and dementia. I tend to blow out electronics, especially cell phones and laptops, but Apple products resist my energy surges. Unfortunately, they also disrupt my energy field, so I’ve needed to explore solutions.

Over the years, I’ve tried many different types of EMF protection, but the items mentioned in this post are by far the best, imho. I’ve been shown in a variety of dreams that EMF protection will become even more important as we move through these freaky timelines and “reality” offerings.

Since so many people ask and because I can now offer a discount on products I suggest anyway, I’m sharing links.

I’ll leave you with another Stephen Crane favorite:

A man saw a ball of gold in the sky; 
He climbed for it, 
And eventually he achieved it—
It was clay. 

Now this is the strange part: 
When the man went to the earth 
And looked again, 
Lo, there was the ball of gold. 
Now this is the strange part: 
It was a ball of gold. 
Aye, by the heavens, it was a ball of gold.

In a world of Debbie Downers, boogie men and constant gaslighting, it’s easy to give up and give in. If you’ve had visions of a beautiful world in the process of being born through massive birth pangs, you’re not alone. Hold onto those dreams and visions.

“Hold steady,” “Hold the line,” “Steady as she goes.”