Do you ever associate crystals with particular people in your life? When I do, it gives me a deeper personal connection with the crystal, and makes me curious to see if that crystal is reflected in their natal chart.
If my mom were a crystal she’d be a rose quartz. She was unconditional love. 💗Everyone that met her felt it and loved her.
In astrology, Venus is human love. Neptune is the higher octave of Venus and is unconditional love. Rose quartz is often associated with Venus, and Mom had Venus at a karmic degree conjunct her north node (life’s purpose) and both made a trine to Neptune. Mom was rose quartz.
If my dad were a crystal he’d be a smoky quartz. 🖤 He had a horrific childhood, and it’s stunning to me that he was able to be the man he was given the life he had growing up. Though Dad had his inner demons and flaws, he embodied transmuting and moving on from pain and negativity.
In astrology, Pluto is our capacity for transformation. It’s our ability to perceive we have a choice, and to align ourselves with divine will. Dad had strong Pluto aspects and his sun was at a karmic degree in Scorpio. Dad was smoky quartz.
When you dig into every metaphysical tool, you find overlap between all of them. Funny how that oracle card you keep pulling lines up with an astrology transit touching your natal chart or a crystal you just had to have. It’s all connected, different languages saying the same thing.
My fluency happens to be in astrology. When clients ask me about what crystals they need, I talk with them about intention and what kinds of lessons and opportunities seem most important to them now and then send them to my favorite crystal sellers.
There are so many amazing options. Something like 2000 or so different minerals have been discovered, and then there’s raw, polished, carved, clusters, and we’re often drawn to particular ones during different times in our lives. So, I suggest they ask the seller for recommendations based on what we discussed. Even more importantly, when you’re looking at shop listings or you’re in a live sale, go with what gives you that ping! The ping knows.
Is there a crystal that you feel expresses either your essence or someone you know? Tell me about it.
Uranus is currently square Saturn 🪐 both at 13 degrees. Squares are forced awareness, so we have our individuality and sense of connection forcing awareness of our need for structure, boundaries and timing. Be yourself. 💫💜 When you try to be different and choose not to like or enjoy something because it’s ordinary, common etc., you aren’t being your unique self. You’re craving external validation that you’re unique. You have nothing to prove. No one else is the combination of everything that is YOU ❤️💥 It can be boring and tedious to be around people that try so hard to make you think they are special. More importantly, you’re investing your energy into creating an image for others instead of reveling in who you are. People that just express who they are 🌀 regardless of how strange or ordinary the expression are vibrant and fascinating. Somehow they make even their ordinary parts feel unexpected, because of how everything combines together. You sparkle most 🌟 when you equally don’t care if people think you’re weird or ordinary. Just do you. It’s about as soulful as it gets.
Let’s talk about the Taurus new moon happening on Tuesday afternoon (11 May 2021). I love looking at it with the whole sky map and this moon happens with Neptune at 22 degrees of Pisces and Mars and Uranus both at 11 degrees forming a yod with the south node.
So what does all that mean?
I feel like this new moon is an invitation to get in alignment with who you deeply aspire to be and to lean deeper into accepting yourself by looking at how you’ve let your past neutralize your desires and sense of freedom.
The more fully you accept yourself, the easier it is to build on what you value and understand what is change worthy.
What have you not pursued because of old beliefs about who you are and who you thought you’re supposed to be? How have you labeled yourself for something you’ve done by creating a loop of negative self talk and limiting beliefs? What parts of yourself have you rejected or continue to resist acknowledging? How have you dismissed your capacity to change?
While you always have answers to all your questions inside you, sometimes it helps to see what’s in you by seeing it reflected outside of you.
So this is a great time to challenge long held limiting beliefs about yourself by being open to seeing these reflections. Break out the metaphysical tools you have, notice the soft intuitive nudges you get, embrace the random people you meet, take in the synchronistic signs that flow by you every day.
Listen to what people say to you with an open mind and heart.
Listen to what your soul is saying to you with an open mind and heart.
Discover or rediscover, another reason to love yourself.
The full moon on Monday night, April 26th is called the pink moon and it’s one of this years super moons. Super moons happen when the moon is closest and so they are the biggest and brightest full moons for the year.
This coming full moon happens at 7 degrees of Scorpio and I’m loving it because it opposes the sun while the sun is conjunct Uranus.
Emotional attachments to parts of ourselves, aspects of our lives and other people can shift when we least expect. We are invited to remember that change doesn’t diminish value. It just means it’s time to let go to create space fir what follows.
The numbers in an astrology chart add so much meaning and dimension. As I think about today, Good Friday, and Easter weekend, my mind wanders to the number 33. It is one of the mastery numbers that can show up in a chart.
Eleven is the teaching master, elevens teach what they need to learn. Twenty-two is the achieved master and teaches through demonstration. Thirty-three is the Christos where the teacher becomes the lesson. The energy of 33 is to serve through some aspect of self-sacrifice, to become the lesson for the student.
Over the next few days, as we complete the Christian Holy Week, consider how you show up and teach in your life. It could be by sharing what you’re learning, acting with integrity, and sometimes giving others the space and opportunity to learn without feeling judged.
Wishing you a sacred moment of grace. May you consciously connect with your soul today and every day after.
When the moon is full, it looks fully illuminated. We look up at it and see it reflecting the brilliance of the sun and the moonlight it sends us is a softly filtered glow of light from the sun.
What I’m inviting you to do today under this Libra full moon is to shine a light on your feelings and own them. Honor them.
There may be some you want to hold on to and others you wish you didn’t have. Whatever the case, this is a good time to go to the source.
Consciously nurture the source of the good feelings, because its easy to take our health, our relationships, our abundance for granted and have that goodness slip away. Be kind to yourself and to those that come into your bubble. Feed the goodness.
There may also be some feelings you want to release, like sadness, jealousy, resentment. Take a few minutes today and be willing to own the source of those feelings as well and ask yourself what you can do to heal the part of you that’s hurting.
If you feel ready and are willing to see things differently, open your mind and heart to something you can do to address a wound at the base of feelings you don’t want.
It could include some form of forgiveness (of yourself or someone else).
It could include focusing on the good in your life, what you have versus what you feel you lack. Gratitude is a powerful change agent.
Maybe it’s owning up to doing something you’ve been wanting or needing to do. Take action to move your life forward and when you do you’ll feel more excited for others that you see moving ahead.
It’s tempting to focus on other people as the source for how we feel, yet the true source is us. It’s our mind, our desires, our fears that create our reactions so getting clarity about how we really feel guides us to multiply the joy inside us and release that which doesn’t really serve us.
Moonlight is beautiful, though it’s true source is sunlight. The moon doesn’t create its own light. Your feelings reflect who you are and what you believe. You are the source for them. Take a minute to focus on where they come from within you and it becomes easier to filter out the ones that don’t serve your best self, your highest good and to amplify, to make radiant within you the ones that do.
Our current full moon is at its peak in the wee hours of Saturday morning, 27 February 2021 and it forms an exact quincunx with Saturn.
Have a beautiful full moon.
This is a great time to look at your habits and routines, coping mechanisms, and ongoing commitments and see how well they still serve you. How well do they fit into your life now? Are they aligned with how you want to live and who you want to be now?
We often start doing things for good reasons, but over time we continue them on auto pilot or out of habit or some self-imposed sense of obligation. This is a great time to take inventory and let go of that which doesn’t support you.
These kinds of habits can be subtle drains on our energy by keeping us hooked into things that are not nurturing or satisfying. It’s like looking at your credit card bill and noticing that you have a recurring payment for something you don’t even use anymore. Once you see that, it’s a no brainer to cancel that subscription and stop paying for it.
So it is with how we invest our time and emotional energy. Changing or letting go doesn’t mean you were wrong before. It just means you’re tuning into the natural rhythms of your life.
Saturn rules time and space. It’s how we define our human existence. In your natal chart, it shows how you relate to structure, security, routine, limitations, commitment, and what you agreed to do for the opportunity to live this life. All the planets signify energy in the natal chart. Though they are all amazing in their own way, Saturn is sometimes seen very negatively. People focus on “limitations” and see Saturn as a very strict parent. It’s important to remember that none of the energies are inherently good or bad. Venus is loving energy, but can also be associated with extreme selfishness and vanity. Mars is passion and vitality, but can also be hostile and violent. All the energies are present in us and our lives. Understanding how we work best with them is how we experience the best versions of them.
Saturn is how we define ourselves in this body, in this place and time here on earth. Being in a body, having our immortal, limitless spirit in the confines of a body, let’s us experience this world. Limitations and structure can give us opportunities, as well as support. Looking at Saturn in your chart, it’s placement and aspects to it, gives insight into what area of life you are deriving security from in this life. It can show you where and how you are learning to set limits and what you have to contribute to the world.
While studying Astrology, I discovered that every planet has a beauty and brilliance. Every energy is magnificent and can flow through our lives in a way that elevates and improves our time here. Embracing and understanding each energy guides us to their most healthy and positive expressions.
Saturn creates the doors we can choose to open and walk through so that we may make real our most desired imaginings and discover love, joy, adventure, connection, transformation and peace.
If you were born on the day the sun changed signs, you aren’t some of both. It really doesn’t work that way.
The sun is a distinctive energy in the chart. The signs and degrees are as well. Having a planet at 0 degrees of any sign is very different than 29 degrees.
If you were born on a “cusp” day and you feel some connection to the two signs it’s most likely because you have some planets in both signs.
Mercury is so close to the sun (no farther than 28 degrees), it is always in either the same sign as the sun or a sign adjacent to it. For example, if you have the sun in Cancer, your Mercury is in Gemini, Cancer or Leo.
Venus is also really close (never farther than 48 degrees) so it can never be more than two signs away from the sun. If you have the sun in Leo, your Mercury is in Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra.
Lots of people have Mercury and Venus in a sign right next to their sun sign.
Then there’s all the other planets, plus the nodes, so having something in a sign adjacent to your sun sign is not unusual. As you learn about house placement and aspects, you start to get a feel for the depth and complexity of each piece in your chart.
If you feel a connection to a sign adjacent to your sun sign, there is a reason for it in your natal chart and it has nothing to do with cusps.
Most people know their sun sign by the day they were born. If you were born around a sun sign change, then it means you need to cast your natal chart to know your your sun sign. There are lots of free sites that do this for you online. Just search “cast natal chart” and you’ll get a long list. You’ll need to enter your date, time and location of birth and then the chart is cast your you.
If all you’ve ever known is your sun sign, cast your natal chart and start reading about your moon sign or some of the other planets.