Humanity’s Mama Lion Has Awakened…

I have mentioned elsewhere that one of the impacts of the astrological energies occurring this month is that we will be coming to a crossroad-personally, culturally, politically
and now nationally as well. At these crossroads we will be given a chance to make a different choice than we have in the past.

The events at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday have hit this nation, and the world at large at such deep levels that action is being demanded in ways that no one has seen before. And we are indeed at a crossroads.

..Humanity’s Mama Lion (and Father) has awakened…

There are many goodhearted people on this Earth…people who want the world to be a better and safer place for their children, families and communities…a
world where we needn’t be afraid to walk out our front door, go to the mall or to drop our children off at school. And these goodhearted people are the ones who have had enough. This collective is the most powerful on Earth—one that is a force stronger than any other, for protecting our children is so primal and innate that it cannot be ignored or denied.

The Astrological Influences
Pluto in Capricorn has been squaring Uranus in Aries this year and there are many ways that this rare astrological event has been dramatically impacting our world. (This powerful aspect will continue for two more years.) The last time these two planets connected in a similar fashion was in the 1960’s. That should give you an idea of the power of this combo to upset the norm and challenge the status quo.

Let’s look at how this celestial energy relates to the times we are in and to this tragic event in particular…

Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008 until 2023. Its influence here is all about delving into and revealing the secretive and/or subversive entities that run us all—specifically corporate and political powers with agendas that run so deep into the fabric of our culture that it can seem virtually impossible to go up against it. Power that has gone unchecked, destroyed our rights to privacy and is insatiable in its greed and desire to control our lives. For the most part, it has seemed that nothing the individual could do to challenge this power would make any difference.

And then Uranus entered Aries in May of 2010 (until 2019) and ignited a spark that has set us in new directions. Its influence here is about individual freedom in all its forms. And as it moved closer to the square to Pluto this year, creating a tension that was palatable (as seen in the election this Fall), it became clear that a clash between the individual and the corporate machine (though it could be called by many names) was heating up.

Many individuals have been unfairly treated (and even ignored) in the recent past as they have dealt with challenges in the housing/foreclose market, jobs and the economy in general. Banks, corporations, Wall Street and Congress have all been targeted as culprits, as transparency is an expression of the Uranus-Pluto square. And yes, some progress has been made…but truth be told, not a lot for it still seemed as though these entities were basically invincible and not being held accountable and all said, still ruled the day.

It would seem that it has taken the innocence of children taken violently and too soon to
awaken a power far greater than that of politicians and the lobbies that have power over them…than the corporations and the CEOs that run them.

The NRA is a prime example and considered to be one of the most powerful lobbies in Congress, and perhaps the most powerful. It has stopped or watered down dozens of laws, national and state, that would thwart the sale of the thousands of guns that have, at times, been used against people. But now I’m sure they must know that their time is at hand. A time when they, too, must yield to a power on Earth greater than even them, “The Mama Lion”…s/he who protects our future as mothers, fathers, grandparents, teachers and others.

On the morning of the Sandy Hook event the Moon was conjunct Pluto. The Moon rules home, family, mothers and children. It seemed to underscore the ultimate destiny of this event and its power to change the influence of the corporate agenda forever, through the simple yet fierce love we have for our children, and our responsibility to them.

Going Forward
There are many other astrological aspects related to the dynamics of this tragic event—far too many to mention here. Yet these will continue to impact the long-range influence of Sandy Hook and challenge the powerful entities that make so many decisions that impact each of us in so many ways.

The Mama Lion in each of us must continue to ask, even demand, that the greater protection of our children, our selves and our communities be the #1 agenda going forward…it must be the fork at this crossroad that is taken at this time…no matter the cost.

 Blessings and Light,


Mercury Retrograde and the Election

I’m very relieved that the winner of the Presidential race was decided so quickly for many astrologers, myself included, felt it would be a long drawn out event. This was mostly because election day fell on the same day as when Mercury stationed retrograde. Mercury is called the “trickster” and can turn things around quickly and unexpectedly when it wants. And evidently it did just this yesterday.

“Conflict exists strictly as an opportunity to raise our consciousness.”
~Carl Jung

How the next 4 years will play out remains to be seen, but I do feel a corner has been turned. Another key time to watch is around the 13th-14th of December when Mercury hits the shadow point of this retrograde. Basically, the shadow point is when a planet comes to the same place in the sky it was when it stationed retrograde, in this case 4 degrees Sagittarius. It will be also be returning to Scorpio here in a few days (11/13) and then station direct on the 26th, re-entering Sagittarius on 12/10 and then, come back to where it is now, at the station point. Got all that? (More on Mercury hitting the shadow point in December AstroCurrents.)


Mercury stationing retrograde in Sagittarius is a key to why the elections went the way they did. Sagittarius is the sign of tolerance and freedom and open-mindedness. And it would seem that these are qualities that the majority of voters were hoping for when they filled out their ballot. Sagittarius always seeks the higher ground, and then views the landscape from there. It asks us to do the same…to look beyond the current circumstances and see what is possible. The term “possibility thinking” fits this sign perfectly.

I can see now how Mercury stationing in Sagittarius on the day of the election was a chance to see that these are possible realities. How appropriate as we come more fully into the Age of Light! To see what is possible and to not look (or go) back, but to move into a new way of seeing things. One that seeks to be founded on unity, not division. Do I think Obama is the PERFECT president to do all this? I don’t know that for certain…but “fate” has chosen him and so I will go with that! I will say that I do feel he was the best option available.

The Age of Light Is Upon Us
“Anything capable of decay is also capable of regeneration.”

~Dawna Markova

As I explain in Zodiac of Light, we are moving into an area of our galaxy that will allow Earth to begin to receive greater Light from the Great Central Sun–the source of the Divine Light that sustains all life (that’s the simple version). This Light is revealing what has been hidden, unseen or concealed. The outer planets are playing key parts as well:

  • Pluto in Capricorn is tearing down the outdated foundation and structures of the old age.
  • Uranus in Aries is bringing forth bold, new options while increasing enthusiasm.
  • Neptune in Pisces is waiting in the silence to show us the path to our Divine natures and true Source.

There is lots more to come in this transition from the old age to the new one. But the planets are aligned to help make it all happen. Our part is to awaken to the reality of what is happening…and to welcome the Light as it enters our realm.

I will be discussing lots more on how to attune to the cosmic rhythms that are sending waves of Light into our realm in the coming months AstroCurrents. There is so much happening!

What happened in the election is, I feel, visible demonstration that the Shift to the Age of Light is on…Hallelujah!


Intense Energies A Foot

Every so often there is a combo of astrological events that creates so much tension it affects many areas of life and lots of people. We are under one of these now. Can you feel it? It feels as though a spark could ignite a blaze in an instant and things could escalate on a dime.

Riots in London, economic melt downs right and left and today was the most powerful Sun flare in years (an X-7) to add yet more intensity to the air.

That Cardinal Cross is back!

So what is happening? Basically Pluto in Capricorn, Mars in Cancer, Uranus in Aries and Saturn in Libra are forming a Cardinal cross. Yes…it is indeed back (this was very potent during the Summer of 2010). AND right now, and for the next 24 hours, the Moon is also in Capricorn, adding a strong emotional element to the mix.

These combined impact the most fundamental areas of our life. Work, finances, relationships and home. Our sense of security and trust in the future is challenged as many strive to find answers to the challenges they face.

There are several articles and posts on my site about the influence of the Cardinal Cross. You can read more here.

But Wait ~ There’s More!

Further, Mercury is Retrograde while opposing Neptune. This can confuse things, making it extra difficult to gain clarity and direction. Are we hearing the whole truth, you may be wondering under this influence as deception and the “spin doctors” are most prevalent now. BE SURE to check and re-check your plans and arrangements now!

And then there’s the Full Moon, too!

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Summer of 2010 Is In Full Swing Now!

The astrological energies are just so very amazing now, and this will
definitely continue into next month.

Here’s what’s going on, and in the just next few days!

  • 23rd-Jupiter stations retrograde at 3 degrees Aries until 11/18.
  • 24th-Jupiter (while stationing) squares Pluto in Capricorn.
  • 25th-Full Moon in Aquarius (at 3 degrees at 6:37 pm PDT).
  • 26th-Saturn opposite Uranus at 0 degrees Libra/Aries.

Rather than go into each of these separately, I will write about their collective influence because they are occurring so close together. First, this is rare. It just doesn’t happen too often that four events, of such magnitude, occur in such a short time period. This will only intensify each of them. Intensify how? Let’s look at this.

There are common energetic threads running between these influences: they all can expand whatever they are influencing. So for several days this sense of expansion and feelings of things increasing beyond where they were originally will be pervasive. Things can blow up out of proportion, increase in size, develop into mountains where they were just mole hills…perhaps you get the picture.

Current Events
There are two events in the news that are concerning me now. One is that the hurricane season is upon us. Under these influences any storm that arises could expand quickly and in unexpected fashion. How this may impact the Gulf oil situation is beyond what anyone can predict, but I feel things will go in unanticipated directions.

The other situation is regarding No. Korea. The headlines say they are “ramping up” threats against the U.S. military. Sounds ominous to me. And even if nothing comes of this in the immediate future, it does concern me because of the fact that it is occurring now, under such potent events that will have long-reaching influences. This suggests that this move on No. Korea’s part is only the beginning, or continuation of, their aggressive behaviors.  An acceleration of this event could happen anytime during the next three weeks as the square of Jupiter and Pluto will last that long, and the impact of this could be war-like in nature.

Another time to watch is February, 2011 when they square again. And yet another is when Jupiter stations direct in mid-November. I cannot stress enough how rare and truly volatile these astrological events can be. It is certainly a threat to take seriously.

These are not the only influences occurring during this Summer, and there are others that may well act like triggers. In general, the influence of these are that things could change quickly, and in unexpected ways. I fully expect there will be other unusual and even extraordinary current events taking place during this time. Some may even be shocking and upsetting. Those involving or impacting groups and/or large numbers of people are possible. Others may also include “natural phenomena” such as earthquakes, extreme weather or rapidly spreading fires.

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So how might these be impacting us personally?
In a variety of ways. Here are some possibilities:

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Coming Home to Your Life~Solar Eclipse of 7/11/10

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NOTE: In this article, I have chosen to write about the Solar Eclipse on July 11th  from a personal-spiritual perspective. Please know that there are other vantages from which to view its influence and numerous ways this event will be impacting us globally, economically and politically to name a few. It may also trigger intense weather, hurricanes, earthquakes or other such events. The impacts of the Eclipse will be felt for 30-90 days.

“The Self awakens only as he contacts the Earth.”
~ Dane Rudhyar

The Solar Eclipse on July 11th is occurring in Cancer at 12:41 pm,
which rules home, among other things. And while it rules our physical home, the place where we live, in a Universal sense it also rules the intended home for our own higher consciousness. This higher part of each of us has a very specific agenda in this regard and that is to descend into its home in the physical realm, specifically in our body. I feel this Solar Eclipse will create openings for this to occur.

Dane Rudhyar, considered by many to be one of the greatest astrologers of the last century, says the sign of Cancer is where the abstract word is made flesh…the fulfillment of Spirit that must embody in earth-substance”And that “until the ‘I Am’ urge of our true spiritual self asserts itself into form (i.e. the body) living is only dreaming.”

As I read this, and consider its meaning, I could feel my own higher Self quicken within me as the desire to give this Self a home in my own body seemed to become more real. I saw anew that the fulfillment of Life is the descent of Spirit into Matter. And for each of us this manifests as our Soul presence residing and finding its home in our body.

“Matter is our foundation and the first condition of all our energies and realizations.”
~Sri Aurobindo

So what does this mean? First is to awaken to the reality that our body is our home. Then to create a place within our being to be a home that is able to carry the Light of our own Soul. This is our foundation, which we must have if we are to heal feelings of separation and isolation. In thinking about this, I wonder if how “at home” we feel, in a more general sense, is in direct relation to how fully incarnated our Soul presence is.

If you feel a strong urge to be a part of the healing that is needed on the planet now, though are not sure what that is or how to make that happen, could it be that your primary task is to welcome yourself Home?

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