Feeling The Full Moon In Virgo? Already? Could Be!


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In the comments, Anita was wondering if it was possible to feel the affects of a Full Moon before the Full Moon, days before, even a week before, even when the Moon is in other signs.

Well, I had written about this not long ago because I felt that the Full Moon came early for me.

But you know what?

This is very much a Your Mileage/Your Chart May Vary kind of question and answer.

It’s never just one thing that’s happening in a chart. Even when I do Mini-Moon Readings, I’m doing more than looking at one isolated event. A lot more. Anyone who has had a Mini-Moon with me can testify to this.

So when I felt like I was already feeling the Full Moon, I went to look at my chart and noticed that there was OTHER STUFF going on that repeated the SAME THEME.

The Full Moon for me is in my 1st House. And Pisces is my 7th House so my 7th House has ALREADY been activated, long before March 8th’s Full Moon in Virgo….

Kinda like…. I’ve been experiencing a PREVIEW of the Full Moon.

Is this feeling the Full Moon early? To some degree, yes. Are some folks extra sensitive? Yes. Is there other stuff going on in your chart too? Yes. Could the Mars retrograde in Virgo also be affecting whatever else is happening in your Virgo House (and the other houses where aspects are being made)? Yes. Could you be psychic and are having pre-cog Full Moon inVirgo moments? Totally. Could you just need to take a chill pill? Hey. Nothing wrong with a chill pill. I’m partial to Homeopathy for that :)

My main point here: it’s never just one thing. Themes repeat. Patterns are findable in natal charts and transit charts.

But I think the most important piece here is that during Full Moon time, the opposite sign is where the Sun is and possibly where other faster moving planets are so… it’s like the story is already in process of being told and perhaps on Full Moon day itself it will come to a head — it will end, it will begin, it will continue. Or nothing could happen. It could be just a feeling. It could be wind. The stars don’t run on train time. And yet sometimes they do.


PS The image here is a phrase in Hebrew from the Song of Songs, “I am my Beloved’s and my Beloved is mine.” I have no tattoos but this is what I will get first when I start getting them. In Hebrew, that is. And I put this image here because the Virgo/Pisces axis for me is 1st House/7th House — self and other. Me and my Beloved.


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Full Moon In Virgo And Worry Mind


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I have a friend who is worrying a little about the upcoming Full Moon in Virgo.

Well, Virgo does tend to worry so some worry is to be expected. All the little things we cannot fix or mend as soon as we realize we want to fix or mend them.

It’s exactly squaring my Sun she said. I said well what are the good aspects. Balance it out. Saturn in Libra supports working for balance, harmony, cooperation. Cooperate with yourself!

Moon square Sun: find the balance (SECURITY) within: emotional needs vs soul needs, ego needs, identity needs.

Who are you and what do you want? 

So this is something you (or me!) can always do when you look at a particular transit and the worry mind starts its engine and trust me her worry mind is all engine at the moment. She’s got a heap of Gemini. Mutable squares. We don’t know which way it will go. It will probably go one way and then another way and then back again and…

Full Moons hold endings inside them. But endings lead to the new. Sounds ideal but in reality can cause change we feel we aren’t ready for. The Moon rules change.

Find the balance I told her. Find the support. She told me about the sextiles to her water. Okay good. Find the houses for more information. I especially like to find transiting Jupiter in a chart no matter what else is going on.

Jupiter will tell us not only the potential opportunity but, yes, the perspective. The SKY.

The Full Moon is probably pretty close to her natal Pluto — she’s of that generation. Whatever happens, big or small, she will FEEL it and you know how I feel about feelings, right?

Hold them like a baby in your arms.

I remember, when I was in college, going through a hard time, my thoughts drove me crazy, thoughts out of nowhere, they scared me. I felt lost a lot and I remember being in a bookstore. Actually now that I remember, this was graduate school, not undergrad… and I remember being in this basement of this bookstore on a sweet street, tree-lined and looking at… I’m surprised I can’t remember what books but I remember my fear and I remember saying to myself: I’m glad you’re here. I was saying that to the thoughts, to the feelings, to the fear. I’m glad you’re here. Thank you. I love you. I’m glad you’re here. And pictured myself holding… all of it in my arms.

I’ve probably told this story before but it came to mind now. Came to mind yesterday too when I was reading an email from a client…

What every baby, what every being needs to hear and know. Every animal… And for it to be true. It is true. But you tell it to yourself. And you believe (Jupiter) it — even if, even when, everyone else in your life is telling you otherwise.

I’m posting a picture of one of my favorite Virgo Moons, Keith Richards.  Sagittarius Sun, by the way. He’s got a mutable square too.

Is the Full Moon worrying you?


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The Stars Today And The Gemini Moon!


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Gemini rules the intellect, rules information and inquiries, handwriting, highways, wrists, writers, versatility. Restlessness.

Do you have a Gemini in your life? Gemini rules communication. They’ll let you know! If they are talking?  You’re in! If they’re not talking? You’re out! Or they’re busy. Or depressed. A depressed Gemini is a sad sad sight. Their minds are waves upon water and depression can tighten or slow down the mind.

Gemini also rules gossip. If your Gemini is feeling blue, engage them in some harmless but juicy talk.

The Moon is in Gemini today which is why she’s on my mind! She squared Neptune in Pisces already. I slept through that one :)

Moon Neptune is a sensitive psychic aspect. Sometimes confusing. Sometimes clear-seeing. Great for finding lost keys by smell.

The Moon sextiled Uranus in Aries in the wee hours as well. This aspect increases the speed and excitement of the emotions. The emotions became a fast car down the highway of Aries impulsiveness and Gemini multi-tasking. I think the cats woke me for their middle of the night feeding as this aspect was applying.

Tonight though, Big City time, the Moon will square the Pisces Sun. Not such a big deal but you might feel… “What do I do? There’s this party and there’s these people and there’s this action and I’ve got this pretty dress and this cute boy and I feel like dancing or at least chatting BUT I also feel the need to protect my energy. All these Pisces planets are making me feel… I don’t know! Not myself! I want to feel SAFE!”

Go to the party. Don’t go to the party. Gemini faces such decisions and really can be in two places at once as Gemini does tend to have a phone or two or three or other means of reaching the people they aren’t physically with. I don’t see Gemini as getting overwhelmed by the information overload of today’s world. It suits them just fine!

Some other Gemini keywords: twins, walking, travel, traffic, telegrams!

So, my friends, in honor of this Gemini Moon, make a friend! Take a walk! Talk to someone! Be lively, be social, be cute. The Geminis I know usually have an awfully cute spritely side even if their chart is filled with the more somber Scorpio hues (a combo I see a lot) or the mothering smothering food-love of Cancer ;)

Follow the Moon and you’ll follow your moods each month. Try it! It’s fun says Gemini!


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Rituals For The Home And The Full Moon In Virgo


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A commercial before I talk about the Full Moon in Virgo:

Someone contacted me recently about working with her to create a ritual for her new home and I am so excited about working with her on this.

I’m going to use her natal chart and Tarot for insight into what she needs to feel safe and secure in her new place.

And from there, with guidance, I’ll work on developing a ritual especially for her, including homework! I want her to create something in the process to commemorate the process of this shift in her life. It’s a big fucking deal!

With Pluto transiting my 4th House for the last zillion years, I’ve moved more times than I care to remember! And yet I do remember them all.

Some rituals may also include prayers or blessings written especially for the person.  It’s all very… personal. We’re talking about the Moon here. Your home.

There’s a line I’m remembering from a poem I wrote years ago: the house is also a body.

So if this kinda thing interests you then please get in touch! And by the way, you don’t need a NEW home to do a ritual. Even if you’ve been in a place for years, you can clear and cleanse energy any time.

Some thoughts today about the Full Moon Virgo:

focus not on the low side of Virgo, the picky fussy self-critical, self-defeating, worrying, fearful bitch of Virgo. THE NAG.

Not that Virgo IS a bitch but that WORRYING so damn much is a bitch!

Some other Virgo keywords  from Rex Bills‘ book:

process, animal trainers, taking care of your body, editing, hands, harvests, HEALING, meadows, reliability, service, work, math…

We are talking earth here, we are talking outside, we are talking particulars, we are talking respect for the body, human and animal. And we are talking doing unto others.

And some keywords for the Moon:

change, clairvoyance, one’s character, emotions, diners, fortune tellers, searchlights, women, the sea, evening, your environment…

As a Virgo Moon, I love lists :)

Full Moon can mean big change. Or big emotions. Or big insight. Or just a beautiful big Moon in the sky for you to meditate on and under.

Find your Virgo House. You may feel a little tense there on Full Moon day or even for a couple days leading up to it.

Mars is in Virgo too these days, retrograde. Anything that changes now? It may change again.

This lunation will take up space in my 1st House, opposing Pisces in my 7th. Transits to my 7th bring sooo much energy into my life, it can feel overwhelming at times. My sleep has been lousy. So much going on. Other people. Other people’s energy. Friends, foes, partners…

What’s your Full Moon story? 


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Who Put The Sex In Sextile?


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It’s a leap year this year. Tomorrow is February 29th. We usually have only 28 days in February.

My mother died in a leap year but that was using the Jewish calendar. Her yartzeit (anniversary of a death) is in early March. In the Jewish tradition, a 24-hour-burning candle is lit the night before. The Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar.

I didn’t wake up thinking of this but it came to mind when I looked at my astro-calendar for something to blog about, some aspect happening today.

Well, the Sun already sextiled Pluto. The Moon will sextile Mercury this afternoon.

Sun and Pluto together: you turn crisis into gold.

Moon and Mercury together: you get along with yourself.

What do you make of the sextile?

I used to think they were overrated and sometimes I still say that. That they make you a “pleasant” person and not much else. My chart is full of them though so I took them for granted.

Not a sexy aspect.

I’ve changed my mind though. New appreciation for the sextile.

I knew someone years ago with a very “hard chart” — very VERY few soft aspects. All intensity and challenge. And her fixed planets made it hard to move forward.

Sextiles do help. Consider them to be a working aspect. You don’t get the famous automatic flow and ease like with a trine. They say with a sextile that you have to do something to activate it. And I was just about to say that sextiles make people like you and then I decided to turn again to the lovely March and McEvers to read their little list about sextiles and you know what they say?



self expression


Yup. Sounds about right to me!

Got sextiles? What else?


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Monday Night Astrology


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There were so many different posts that I wanted to write this evening.

Got one brewing about natal Pluto in the 10th. Got a couple good friends with this aspect. Power struggle and crisis at work. They get accused of stuff they’d never EVER do.

And I also wanted to write about how I used to write on my Blackberry but now that I’m without a Blackberry, I carry around a little notebook. That post was about my Virgo Moon writing process. I love to write about writing.

And then there’s transiting Pluto and Jupiter and Mars heading to make real nice in the sky — Grand Trine in earth.

And then there’s Rescue Me and wanting to make up an imaginary chart for Tommy Gavin.

And there’s the Taurus Moon and food :)

But the truth is it’s been a hell of a day. Not a bad day. An intense day.

I was writing about changes earlier today and I realize it’s not just changes. It’s…  reversals. You think it’s one way but the truth is obscured. The truth comes out and BAM!

What rules reversals in astrology? Uranus!

My astrology mind isn’t working at the moment. I look at the planets right now, the degrees, and I’m not pulling it together. Sun and Mercury in Pisces, Taurus Moon, Venus in Aries, Mars in Virgo…

All I know is that… right now, this moment, everything is different than it was… earlier today or yesterday or the day before.

Clarity has broken through the veil of Pisces. Clarity that I wasn’t even seeking.

But some… things (is that the right word?) some things, some events, some people, some stories must be told IN YOUR LIFE and no matter how much you try to stop it or how much other people try to stop it no matter how much your old bullshit tries to stop it, what is meant to be yours will be yours and God will keep putting it in your path. Because it is yours.  And it has a life of its own.

What planet is that, hmm? What transit?

All of them.


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Where’s Your North Node?


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I have my North Node in the 6th House. Conjunct my descendent but yes on the 6th House side and turning points in my life have all involved my WORK.

Climbing out of a lifetime of depression – yes, a lifetime – involved finding my Right Work.

It’s a Buddhist phrase I think: Right Livelihood.

So think about your North Node in this way. Is your North Node in the 4th? You must find your Right Home, Right Family.

North Node in the 7th? Right Marriage (to a person? to an idea? to God? With who or what do you partner?)

North Node in the 9th: Right Perspective!! Who and what do you teach?

North Node in the 12th? Right Psychology: stop hurting yourself

North Node in the 8th: The Right Relating: how do you treat others?

North Node in the 2nd: Right Possession is self-possession!

North Node in the 1st: Right Body. You exist with or without a partner.

North Node in 11th: Right Ego: it’s more about them and less about you.

And so on. You try it!


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The 8th House: What We Inherit, What We Leave Behind


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I feel a mother’s love for my clients. I have a Cancer stellium in my chart: Sun, Mercury, and Mars.

I dislike that word “client.” Clinical sounding. But I feel a mother’s love for them nonetheless.

I want them to do well. I want to do well. I may not have children of my own and some of my clients are older than me but it doesn’t matter. We’re all the same before God.

(Yeah, I’m high on Pisces Season. I feel it. Do you feel it?)

My father had children (obviously, since I’m writing to you now!) but at his funeral were his students. He mostly taught older folks, seniors during his later years, during the last 20 years of his life actually.

Do you think about this stuff? Who’ll be there when you die? In the room? Or at the memorial if there is a memorial? Family? Students? Spirits of the dead? Squirrels and birds?

Makes me think of the 8th House and legacies, what we inherit and what we want to leave behind.

Sometimes I look for traces of my father and sometimes I forget. He’s not the constant presence in my mind like my mother is and yet am I not half his energy?

The 8th House also rules life after death.

While these topics are on my mind, I decide to look at my transit chart for today and indeed I am having an 8th House transit.

Venus is there now and squaring my Mercury and Mars in Cancer.  The love I feel has a push-pull to it. Squares are tension but with Venus involved? I won’t sound the alarm just yet.

The Love Goddess is also heading to oppose my natal Jupiter who sextiles my natal Venus. It’s a t-square but Venus and Jupiter are pals and Jupiter rules peace.

Transiting Uranus is RIGHT NOW on my 8th House cusp. He’s crossing over!

Do you have planets crossing over?


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Expect The Unexpected With Uranus



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I feel like I can’t keep up with my own changes. Uranus rules sudden changes.

I haven’t checked my chart lately but I’m pretty sure there’s some Uranus action going on. What’s happening is happening fast and it’s out of the blue.

Well, actually, it’s not totally out of the blue. I can trace back the history but the… end result, the changes that are happening have been surprises.

I am trying to put it all together, sort of, and find that I can’t, caught between the Piscean flow of transiting planets and my own North Node in Pisces vs all my Virgo which is thinky and wants to understand why what is happening is happening.

Damn. I need to be the High Priestess, don’t I? Accept mystery.

Okay. Pick a card, any card. Let’s draw JUST ONE. Shuffle first. Here we go…

Interesting. The King whose feet don’t touch the ground. I pull two more cards for clarity and the story is told. When I first saw the King of Cups it gave me a negative feel but that neg feel was based on someone else’s interpretation that I recently read. The two additional cards pulled tell me more…

But I digress….

Isabel Hickey wrote that we could not control Uranian energy. I take this to mean that we could work with everything else to some degree – but not Uranus. Too shocking, too out of control, too… inhuman. I mean doesn’t it seem like a force from… I have no clue! Doesn’t feel like God. Feels like… fate. But isn’t fate God? Something about Uranus feels strangely (another Uranus keyword) impersonal and yet… it’s YOUR LIFE. It’s my life. What could be more personal?

The FateMaster has spoken! Such and such will happen! These changes are being brought to you for your own good! The Universe loves you! 

Huh? I don’t think Uranus is saying “the universe loves me” and yet…

Also, changes seem to come to my life in pairs or threes. It’s never just one thing. It’s never just love. It’s love and work. Or work and self-esteem. Or money and moving. Or someone dies and… there’s a rebirth somewhere in my life.

Astrologers are writing a lot about the Uranus Pluto square which gets tighter or looser depending on direct or retrograde motion of these planets. They are slow movers so they dance away or dance closer together.

Uranus brings change. Pluto brings change. Uranus is sudden. Pluto can take years. So the changes I am describing above truly are a product of both.

Find transiting Uranus and Pluto in your natal chart. For me? Uranus is heading to the 8th which is a money house and a house of other people. Pluto is heading to my 5th: a self-expression house but also a house of other people: sex, romance, fun!

Feels like a choice. A hard choice. Between loyalty and commitment and being true vs a… “fuck everything” attitude.

We’re all up against it with this square. How will we change. How will we HAVE TO CHANGE. As my teacher used to say, “Will you go kicking and screaming, or…”

More than ever meditation becomes necessary. To be able to… put aside the monkey mind, the stinky busy gangly jangly monkey mind.

How often do you check your chart? 


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Neptune In Her Eyes: A Story For Pisces Season


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I had a very Pisces moment last night.

I was at a magic show (Neptune rules magicians) and after the show had a conversation with a triple Pisces about mystical, spiritual topics, including Tarot, using a water bowl to see the future, and Lent.

This friend of mine is a GRAND Pisces, a firey Pisces due to her Pisces Rising and Pisces planets in the Mars-ruled 1st House.

In her eyes I could see it all, I could see her gift in her eyes and she spoke of no longer needing a tool, like Tarot, to do any intuitive work.

Honestly I don’t think my eyes could ever match what I saw in hers and I don’t think I can describe it but I know it when I see it. I could call it a hazy clarity but that would make no sense. It was Neptune. Neptune in her eyes.

Recently a reader told me that the smoky quality of my eyes meant an interest in psychic stuff and she went on tell me a little about my past lives — as a psychic, as a gypsy.

I’ve never had a past-live regression and have absolutely no feeling for the details. I believe in reincarnation but never once have I felt “I’ve lived this before!”

I’m telling this story because I’m wondering if you are having similar encounters – Pisces moments, Pisces people, Pisces stories, mystics, magicians, visionaries, wizards!

Neptune rules crystal balls, faith, fables, fairies, enigmas, bliss, artists of all kinds… and it’s the world I prefer to live in.

My friend was on her way to church and I couldn’t imagine her heading anywhere else at that moment. A true servant of God.

The Moon in Taurus is sextiling the Sun in Pisces right now. There is ground beneath your feet. Do you feel stable? Or maybe just hungry under the Taurus Moon. Taurus appreciates good eats and eats good eats :)

Also, the Moon was conjunct Jupiter while I slept and that could be why my sleep was more peaceful last night than it has been for days and days and days…

And one more thing, Pisces rules animals so give your companion animal some extra love today, extra attention. They love you and need you and are waiting for you.


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Moon Saturn And The Sorrow Of Swords


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Another synchronicity happened this morning but let me give you some background first:

I am still excited to have my books out of storage, including my Tarot books from a few years ago and yesterday I was on the subway and read about the suit of Swords symbolizing King David’s “legendary sword of the spirit.”

This struck me because I do read the Psalms and according to my tradition, Jewish tradition, King David authored the Psalms.

Although I read Tarot I don’t know much about the different versions of its history or its correspondences but as a Psalms-fan, I found this fascinating. To look at the Swords not just as cards of sorrow and/or mental conflict but as spiritual i.e. “sword of the spirit.”

And just now I was noticing that the Moon is in Taurus so that means that not long ago there was a Moon Saturn opposition. Saturn is sorrow (one of its many keywords). The Moon is your emotions. Moon Saturn aspects add, well, gravity to the emotional life and the emotional disposition depending on the aspect. A feeling of being weighed down. Even the good aspects can turn the native towards pessimism.

Or, as my teacher told me once. “You think it’s being practical. But it’s pessimism.”

I went back to my Rex Bills Rulership Book to doublecheck on sorrow but the first word my eyes landed on? Swords.

Mars rules swords by the way. And sorrow? Well it depends. “Chronic” sorrow is given to Saturn. Secret sorrows to Neptune/Pisces/the 12th House.

But I want to focus not on sorrow but on the spiritual life of the swords and if you get a swords card in a reading that you can… not get hurt by the sword but instead reframe it.

You know, years ago, 20 years ago, I was in group therapy. Not sure I recommend group therapy actually. There’s always someone in the group who talks too much and a facilitator who is lousy at even small crowd control…

Anyway, this facilitator who was skilled in other ways would always talk about “reframing.” 

How would you reframe the Swords. How do you reframe the 9 of Swords? The 10 of Swords? The 8 of Swords? Putting the swords down? Cutting away the bullshit? That you can break free? Removing the knives? Knowing that reality (Saturn) is not the same as the mind-struggle you feel is so real?

I just checked the planets. The Moon isn’t actually in Taurus yet. She’s hanging on at the last degree of Aries, twisting the sword-blade, still in reach of Saturn. No wonder.

But for a moment, imagine the Suit of Swords as, yes, King David asking for help. Receiving help. Doing something — not just doubled over in pain. A phrase I used the other day “help is on the way.” For King David, this was always true. That help is carried to you on that clean sharp bright strong focused sword.

Your mind can be this bright, this focused, this true. 

When you see swords, in a reading or in your life, you can read or remember words from the Psalms. They are full of strength and devotion. I was going to quote some here but it was going to take me forever to pick and choose and sort through the Hebrew and do a little free translation. I do recommend Psalm 27 though for sorrow and fear in particular.

Which cards visit you the most?


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