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Moonlight Becomes Me: November 2008

Moonlight Becomes Me

Shedding New Light on the MOON and astrology

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Check Out The Evening Sky

If you'd like to see two jewels in the skies, check out the beautiful pairing of Jupiter and Venus in the early evening sky. Look to the Southwest.

Here's a link to read more.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Today as I sat meditating at my altar, I had a profound download. For many years, I've relied on astrology to get my bearings and select optimum timings for my ventures, but today I've graduated from this 'program'.

Even though astrology has been an excellent tool, this activation was an upgrade and it's called Presence. It's really simple: it's an energy which is always available 24/7 and with zero need to figure out the complexities of an astrological chart.

Presence doesn't look to the past or future. Everything is created moment to moment to moment. In the stillness I know.

The mind has been what I've identified with, and now I can't take it seriously anymore.

What this means to this *mostly* astrology blog remains to be seen.

This freedom is expansive, and my path may change in dramatic fashion.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Saturn Is Closing In On My Sun

Photo: terragalleria

For the past week I've been fighting off a cold which began with a raw throat. I immediately began gargling with hot sea salt water, and this helped. But then this sore throat insisted on returning, and so I applied more remedies as the days rolled by. Yesterday I awoke with laryngitis, and I could only whisper. Thus, I spent my whole day *listening* which really was quite nice for a change--just nodding, pointing, and writing.

Ironically, it seemed everyone wanted to communicate with me on the day when I wasn't really up to it--at least, not in a verbal way. Here's my Astrodienst for yesterday: "Quite frequently this influence indicates one of those days when the telephone never seems to stop ringing. It seems as if everyone wants to get in touch with you, and you have to contact many people too. Important communications from others may very well come by mail, telephone or personal conversation. And you will speak your mind with everyone. It is very important with this influence to let people know exactly where you stand on every issue. Your honesty and forthrightness in what you say will command the respect of others."

And even though I would've liked to have spoken my mind and communicated, I could ONLY write my mind!

Here's my astro explanation for what's going on: my Natal Sun is in my 6th house of health, and transiting Saturn is slowly closing in on a conjunction with this Natal Sun. In my Natal (or birth chart), my Sun at 22 degrees Virgo was closely squared by BOTH the Moon and Uranus , and so I'm getting triggered by this transit!

Perhaps it's time for me to release and roar my Primal Scream?!

"One true self speaks to another, using the language of the heart,
and in that bond a person is healed." Deepak Chopra

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday

Photo: Gen

Blessings come together like grapes.

Take this photo, for example. This photo was taken by my daughter Gen when we vacationed in Ecuador this year. My family bonded as we hiked in the Andes. What a blessing to enjoy the mountains and Nature together. What a blessing to be off the beaten path in the raw wilderness. What a blessing to meet wild horses. What a blessing to have digital cameras to record our meeting with these horses. What a blessing to have great memories and photos!

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday--Transformation

What an exciting week of blessings it has been! Obama's presidential victory was so thrilling, and as our family watched Obama make his historic acceptance speech on tv, we all cried bhakti tears.

Change is here. Transformation is here. Our journey begins.

We are ALL blessed!

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Lao Tzu

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Friday, November 07, 2008

Astrology and Intuition

Photo of Full Moon rising over Yellowstone Lake: Kuanyin

One thing I'm learning through the years following astrological aspects and charts is that symbolism of the planets can be interpreted in a variety of ways--and this is why so many astrologers had a very hard time calling the presidential election with or without correct birth times for both party candidates.

This is why I don't rely totally on astrology for my sense of things. I use many tools, and the tool I use most is my intuition. Cultivating intuition is probably the smartest activity anyone can do for it will serve you well.

I can't say I'm always 'on the money'--nor can the best seers and predictors. Things interfere. Our mind and ego interferes. Such is life. The best of us aren't always 100% clear.

Recently I went over the dates for potential mates with the Love Cards. A client who's wishing to marry wanted to know who might be good for her, and I read her off the multiple days of the year for those with whom she could potentially have a marriage. When she checked some of her co-workers, she realized she had some of these 'qualified' good catches with said co-workers.

Even though these qualified ones may size up to be 'good' according to the Love Cards, these men don't size up in other ways. For example, they are compatible as 'friends', but they aren't attractive for 'lovers'. These men simply didn't have the sizzle she was looking for.

It's my sense that lovers know each other immediately, and it's not as corny as love at first sight might suggest. There's a KNOWING that this person is your destiny. Maybe not forever. Maybe only for a couple of years. Maybe for many lifetimes. But there's HEAT.

And you know.

Your intuition is the best guide.

"The only really valuable thing is intuition." Albert Einstein

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

Blog Your Blessings Sunday--Art

My subject for the Blog Your Blessings Sunday post is ART! I'm blessed by having an eye for beauty, for enjoying the creative process, by having friends who are artistic, and for my appreciation of ALL kinds of art.

When I was in high school, I received a full scholarship to a prestigious art school, but my family forbade me to take the scholarship for fear of my being alone in New York and too far away. It was in my despair at having lost out on this marvelous opportunity that I changed direction and eventually graduated with a degree in journalism.

Writing isn't my first love, but it has served me in my life, and I've learned that as long as I'm creating--whether it posting on a blog, taking a photograph, painting, dancing, or singing--I'm blessed to have the creative energies flowing through me.

Art brings me JOY, and when I'm joyous, I facilitate joy in other's lives. And I'm so appreciative of other artists who bring me great joy every day.

"If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life. If there was nothing else that you ever came to understand other than just look for things to appreciate, it's the only tool you would ever need to predominantly hook you up with who you really are. That's all you'd need." Abraham

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