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Yesterday was the New Moon in Aries. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, a sign of beginnings. So the Sun and the Moon are in the same sign, this sign of beginning, this sign of reset, a feeling of spring (in the northern hemisphere) and its fits and starts, how intense it can be, how good and how hard, keeping up (by letting go) with the flow of change. Uranus is also in Aries, blasting us out with sudden changes and electric energy for a bit longer, before it moves into Taurus in May. Pluto is in Capricorn, and so is Saturn, and so is Mars. One of the things I’m saying here is that the Cardinal signs - Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn - are getting a lot of motivating nudges towards change. Take all the breaths and drink all the water.

But if you are down with being awake and not missing your life, it probably feels like you’re getting these nudges almost all of the time, whether you are a cardinal sign or not, and I am here to say, hey, I feel you. Being awake and not missing your life means that you stay connected to the truth that we’re changing every moment, and it’s intense to be a person living on planet earth. I can’t emphasize this enough. I probably write it every week. Can we at least give ourselves permission to acknowledge that it is intense being a person living on planet earth?

People ask me about transits and specific dates a lot, and I keep bringing the focus back to birth charts, which in Astrology is considered basic. More and more, I feel that Astrology and/or any divination tool can give us so much when we use beginner’s mind and re-see the simplest aspects of it. We don’t need more astrological (or other) information - we are so saturated! - we can just use one or two astrological truths as cues for our own intuition about our next moves.

If we just focus, for example, on Aries - on the energy of Aries, which is where the Sun is right now, this offers us so many cues about this time and what is going on. A time of dynamic change. A time of transition. Aries loves to start things. This principle shows up in humans who also have the Sun in Aries, but also in the weather, and in other species at this time, etc. Just that basic information is enough to affirm our experience, to remind us to go with it, resist the energy of this time less, relax into the moment. 

These horoscopes are about connecting with a moment of stillness this week, so that you can be there with yourself and all of your own basics enough to intuit your next move. This is what Astrology is - a language of Nature, asking you to listen to yourself, since you are also nature. 


 

ARIES | March 21-April 19

Question - How often do you make your own food?
Meditation - Food as connection to slowness.
Assignment - This Aries energy, this Aries time, you’re probably lit a.f. And/or exhausted from being lit. Make some food for yourself this week. Make something that takes time, and involves small tasks like peeling potatoes or other root vegetables, etc. Food that is slow enough that you have to pay attention to the food itself, where it came from, what its properties are, how it nourishes you. Listen to the food, let it tell you things you might be too loud to listen to lately. (And by loud I mean a particular kind of vibration of movement that you have.)

 

TAURUS | April 20-May 20

Question - When do you notice clouds?
Meditation - Air and the sky. 
Assignment - Do legs up the wall at least three times this week. By this I mean, lie on the ground, and put your legs against a wall. This allows you to look up, which it is very important that you do more often, and it allows you to be rooted while also letting in more lightness, more air. Let the air circulate through your body and mind, bringing in freshness.

 

GEMINI | May 21-June 20

Question - How conscious are you about your sensory input?
Meditation - sensory sensitivity!
Assignment - Gemini tends to be curious about everything! What are you bringing in. Discernment is so important. What do you let through - your nervous system gets so lit! How often do you notice this, and what do you do about it? You are the boss of a lot of what comes in. Not all of it, but a lot of it. So give yourself at least two times, even for 3-5 minutes this week, of sensory deprivation. Set a timer. Find the location in your life that allows you to have the most silence and physical calm as possible. Put it on the calendar if you need to. I’m being bossy because I think this is really important for you. Don’t just think about doing it, actually do it. 

 

CANCER | June 21-July 22

Question - What can your joints tell you about your next step?
Meditation - the magnificent joints of your body.
Assignment - Listen to your joints this week. Specifically the ones of your lower body. Do at least one meditation where you ask your joints questions about what they need. What they can offer you about what your next moves are. Think of it as a divine job, this kind of listening to these magnifcent joints.

 

LEO | July 23-August 22

Question - What is your mind doing when you are doing chores?
Meditation - domestic chores as time for divine listening. 
Assignment - When you do the dishes this week, or any domestic task, give yourself an assignment by asking a question. So the question can be something you want to know about, something you might ask an astrologer or psychic. Hold this question gently when you arrive at the dishes, and see what happens. Use this time where you are attending to yourself and your home to reveal the answers you are needing.

 

VIRGO | August 23-September 22

Question - What counts as doing and what doesn’t, in your mind?
Meditation - noticing as doing.
Assignment - Lie on the ground as much as possible this week. Look up. While you are lying down, notice what stories arise about the things you need to be doing instead. While you are reading this, notice the stories that arise about why you don’t have time to lie down. Let your body teach you new stories about what doing might include. Let your body remind you how to be creative about what doing is. How did you think about doing as a kid? What did your body feel like as a kid? Use these answers as cues if it’s helpful.

 

LIBRA | September 23-October 22

Question - When do you re-read important things?
Meditation - learning is a spiral.
Assignment - Return to something you used to love this week. Perhaps this is a book, or an email, or some other communication from another that inspired you. Return to it for the inspiration again, and also to see how you have changed. What do you notice about what has changed? What do you see that you didn’t before? Reflect on your own growth through this process. Tell yourself good job, just for existing, and for noticing your own growth, not to be taken for granted.

 

SCORPIO | October 23-November 21

Question - What noise or sounds help you?
Meditation - Sound as emotional cue.
Assignment - What sounds do you notice that occur regularly around you that help you? By help I mean, maybe there are sounds you find annoying, which contrast to your own sounds - and the difference between the two helps you discern your next step, and the boundary between what is yours and what is another’s. Or I mean, if there are sounds (on all levels / any level) that consistently arise that don’t serve you, what can you do to receive less of this input? How can you care for yourself in this way? Think of sounds as communications, noise, language, music, weather, and more.

 

SAGITTARIUS | November 22-December 21

Question - What role does color play in your life right now?
Meditation - Red - blood, growth, life, movement.
Assignment - Spend some time meditating with color this week. Maybe that means contemplating a color that feels good to you, putting it around you, noticing it when it comes through. Allowing color to work as a metonym for what you want to introduce in your life. Invite life in, invite what is needed in, in the form of color. I see red in your field right now. How does this connect for you? How do you interpret this?

 

CAPRICORN | December 22-January 19

Question - How would a child respond to what you are dealing with?
Meditation - childlike responses.
Assignment - You’ve been an old soul your whole life, so getting older is a way for you to get younger. It’s a paradox, as most of life is. Return to any part of you that ever did feel like a child, and ask this child questions about how they would live right now. What would your childhood self prioritize in this moment? What would your childhood self suggest about your next step?

 

AQUARIUS | January 20 to February 18

Question - What is your level of distance from / to your own pain?
Meditation - walking into the center of your life.
Assignment - Let yourself shed this purple bruisey energy by walking from the outside of your life to the inside. Aquarius can be distant from its own pain. Sometimes we need to move closer to it in order to let it move away from us. What does it mean to you to be embodied? This is what I mean by moving to the center of your life. When do you feel most embodied? Ask yourself this question in a moment of quiet. Let the answer tell you about what to spend your free time on this week. 

 

PISCES | February 19 to March 20

Question - What energy is dispersed in your field that you can collect back up?
Meditation - Collecting seeds into a basket.
Assignment - The image this week for you is drawing in, collecting what has been dispersed of your own energy. It’s a huge hand moving from opened to closed, in a graceful, precise gathering motion. This doesn’t mean your heart closes. This means you return to your rightful place as the boss of your own energy, and don’t conflate giving your energy away with compassion. The way to be most effectively compassionate and connected with others is to collect your own energy and guard it with great respect. This is called for so that your energy can not be depleted, so that you can actually have love to offer!

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Yall. A few weeks ago a person died. As people do. But this person was a life-long best friend of mine. One of the things about this person is that probably 300-700 people also felt he was their life-long best friend, and the other thing about this person is, he actually was the 300-700 people’s best friend. This person had really crusty, calloused feet. Because his feet touched the actual earth probably every single day. He was best friends with the earth, and he was best friends with 300-700 people at least, and he was, in his truest moments, also best friends with himself. 

It still seems fake to me that he died. It probably always will. I still expect him to show up unannounced, as he liked to do, and insist that I leave this computer and go jump in the ocean with him. I comprehend rationally that everyone dies but when the most alive person you know dies instantly one day, it doesn’t register.   

I want to write about how his voice sounded like the desert itself. About the messages he left in the form of tiny drawings in secret corners of any house I lived in. His ridiculous voicemail songs, how much more beautiful his face and hair got as they wrinkled and greyed, how even in his bouts of consuming heartache and confusion he still made art, drank coffee with me, and went outside to climb all kinds of trees. How he gave himself fully to whoever he happened to be with in the moment, which was why he was everyone’s best friend. How anyone I told him that I loved, he then loved too, and added to the list of stops on his perpetual migration, kept writing to and drawing for and tattooing. I want to keep writing all the things about him, to linger in the magic of his presence, which I conjure in such an inadequate and incomplete way here. How a life (and goddamn, especially his life) cannot be described or summarized, and yet it’s all I want to write about. At the same time I have not wanted to say anything about him, as an irrational and selfish way of somehow keeping him. But this is not what he would have wanted! He would want his life and anything useful left of it to be shared with everyone. If Tobe were here right now, sitting on my bed, I’d ask him what horoscopes to write this week, because nothing I could say seems important enough to u-load to the internet right now. First he’d make a nasty joke, because he loved the thrill of shocking you and making you laugh in spite of yourself.

Then he’d probably say,

touch your feet to the earth,

remember that your heart is beating,

ask the earth what she’d do if she were you right now, and then do that. 


ARIES | March 21-April 19

Question - When do you hide things about yourself for the sake of appearing “together”?
Meditation - unraveled as powerful
Assignment - Notice when you deflect this week. When you feel the need to present something externally that is different from what is present internally. Sometimes, with Aries, this can happen so completely that the internal gets completely obscured, even from you! You don’t have to worry about losing power, in fact as soon as you reveal your own unraveling to yourself, you regain your power. Consider this when / if you set intentions for this coming year during your birthday month. 

 

TAURUS | April 20-May 20

Question - When do you notice your brain gets cloudy?
Meditation - asking the earth questions.
Assignment - Touch the earth, with your feet, with your hands. Don’t bother with metaphors this week, just keep it literal. Tidy up your surroundings. If you’re in your car, touch the car itself. If you’re in a plastic chair, touch that. Ask the earth, in all of its physical forms, questions about your next step. Ask through touch, gently remind your mind to please step aside so you can listen to the answers with your body.

 

GEMINI | May 21-June 20

Question - What aspect of your life could benefit from more humor?   
Meditation - cosmic jokes.
Assignment - Witness the cosmic jokes, expressing themselves in your life and the life around you this week. Write down the jokes you hear. Write down the aspects of your life you wish you could bring humor to, and don’t know how to yet. Say prayers for each of these things, that you will one day be able to tell jokes about them, to laugh. There’s a way that even noticing the things we can’t laugh about as such, can bring a bit of new freedom.

 

CANCER | June 21-July 22

Question - Are you expecting yourself to be good at everything?
Meditation - the learning process is the most human process.
Assignment - Cancer’s method for learning usually involves a lot of osmosis, so it can be hard for Cancers to identify when and how they are learning. Because this learning process is so intuitive, it can be hard to even realize what has been learned! As a result, you can harbor unrealistic expectations of yourself, that you should be better at something than you are, when maybe this doesn’t make any sense! So take note of if you’re expecting too much this week, and chill. Look at the expectations in front of you, conjure them as words or images. Then imagine lifting a weight off of the words or images. They can still be there, but let them be a bit lighter. The paradox is, the lighter you hold them, the closer you can get to fulfilling them.

 

LEO | July 23-August 22

Question - What is happening in your heart chakra right now?
Meditation - blooming.
Assignment - Each day this week, focus on your heart chakra. If you don’t know what that is, or ‘believe’ in it, focus on your heart, the front and the back of it. What color is it right now? What is it learning? What is it afraid of? What is it holding that can be shed? What does it want? Ask these questions and any others that arrive by focusing on this area for a few minutes each day. Build a tiny fire of compassion for whatever is present there, as you look. 

 

VIRGO | August 23-September 22

Question - What is happening in your pelvic bowl?
Meditation - pelvis as energy container.
Assignment - Apply your frugality toward your own energy this week. Keep a tally of when you feel energized, and when you feel drained. If you know that an activity is going to drain you and you don’t have to do it, then don’t do it! Apply your own efficiency to how you are dispersing your own precious life force. It’s good for other people, it’s good for you, it’s important. Remember, Beyonce is a Virgo. She dropped Lemonade with no advertisement (no unnecessary energy) and I think it was like the best selling something of all time. That’s a good example of what I’m talking about. 

 

LIBRA | September 23-October 22

Question - When do you get perspective on your situation?
Meditation - sweeping, beautiful vistas.
Assignment - Get yourself to a view of nature. To a location where you can see far into the physical distance away from your body. Let your ideas of yourself and other people become small for a moment. Just look and take pleasure in beauty itself, something you are good at doing. 

 

SCORPIO | October 23-November 21

Question - What are the ways you regularly let yourself experience art?
Meditation - art as embodied transformation.
Assignment - See some art this week, in whatever form you have access to it. Look at your calendar right now, find the time, choose the medium, and commit. Let your deep connection to being human bloom in the center of your body as you experience this art. 

 

SAGITTARIUS | November 22-December 21

Question - When do you experience your body in new ways?
Meditation - proprioception.
Assignment - Get your body into new positions this week. Maybe it’s sex, maybe it’s a new type of movement or sport. Maybe it’s just a position in which to observe yourself. Children spend a lot of time experimenting with the feeling of doing a new thing with their body. This experimentation comes easily to the young - remind yourself of your youthfulness by doing this too. Just let yourself feel what it feels like to exist in a body, which becomes easier to do when you are moving it in a new way!

 

CAPRICORN | December 22-January 19

Question - When do you embrace things / yourself being a mess?
Meditation - messiness as divine.
Assignment - Capricorn likes order. But order only exists with its cosmic partner, chaos, or in more human every day terms, messiness. The word ‘salty’ keeps coming to mind for you this week. What would it look like if you let yourself be messier, if you let yourself be salty? What assignment arises in order to enact and embody this suggestion? This is about freedom. This is always about freedom and love.

 

AQUARIUS | January 20 to February 18

Question - What is happening in your legs?
Meditation - lower body.
Assignment - I want you to touch your legs a lot this week. Get someone else to touch them. Bring your awareness into them. Meditate on them. Thank them for all the work they do. Bring your attention from your thoughts down into your body, down down down into these beautiful important limbs. Anytime you notice yourself spinning out, bring the awareness back to the lower body, especially those legs.

 

PISCES | February 19 to March 20

Question - In what ways are you connecting to / remembering spring?!
Meditation - spring as new life
Assignment - Give yourself some time this week to observe the blooms and dynamic activity of spring. Actually put it on the calendar, give it a designated section of time and a title. Then when you’re in the time you set aside, just let your watery ability connect to the essence of anything / everything, and be full of life, living. 

 

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So much of my work as an astrologer aka living being is to attend to the present and make sure that the Astrology doesn't get in the way! Sometimes it feels like it's getting in the way, like today, so I left it out of this part. Astrology gives language and life-giving perspective to our lives, but it's just a tool. I could provide a lot of reasons why things feel dynamic and at times overwhelming lately, but I could probably always provide a lot of reasons for this, astrologically speaking, because we are never outside of being subject to the infinite forces of nature! 

It's a strange planet, solar system. Nothing stops moving. As soon as I name something that's happening, it's changed. This isn't a metaphor! This is actual life, things don't stop moving, planets don't stop moving, human beings don't stop moving, even when it looks like they are very still. The other day my yoga teacher Diana May said, Resist the urge to fidget, to fix your clothes, to fix your hair. Just let it be messy. Aim for stillness. But you'll be breathing, so the body is not still. Genius. Even when we try to be still, we aren't still!

Sometimes it feels so urgent to look for the why - why do I feel like this, why is this happening, etc. And at times Astrology can greatly soothe us with some context for why things feel the way they do, which is part of its magic, and this is one of the reasons I choose to use it as a tool for healing. But so often, why just moves us away from what is in front of us, it ends up being another Very Compelling Distraction from what our purpose is in this moment. Who knows why?! HERE WE ARE, WITH THIS IN FRONT OF US. WHAT WILL WE DO? 

The opportunity arises, over and over, to attend to what is happening right now with as much compassion as possible. 

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This week I've focused the horoscopes on some of the relational things that come up for each sign, to begin to share more of my interpretation in this area. How a person acts in relationship to others has a lot to do with the placement of the Moon, Venus and Mars in the birth chart. For example if you have the Sun in Aries, but the Moon and/or Venus in Pisces, you will probably have a streak of independence but the way you want to connect to others is through emotional merging. There are as many combinations of needs and desires in relationship as there are humans on the planet. For this reason I am so excited to offer my first online class, HOW TO HAVE AN ACTUAL RELATIONSHIP. It's applying Astrology and Mindfulness to our romantic lives. 

If you know the placement of your Moon, Venus and/or Mars, you can also read these horoscopes with those in mind. If not, just read about your sun sign as you usually would. 


ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Question - When do you feel like you need to defend your independence?
Meditation - Balancing independence and connection with others.
Assignment - Aries tends to want to do things its own way, and this is an essential talent for so many ways we move in the world. But this independence can be in tension with relationship, how we connect and engage with others. Take notice of when these two impulses are at play for you - the impulse to move independently, and the impulse to connect to others. Notice especially when you are feeling that you need to defend your independence, and how that defensive energy plays out in relationship. Don't worry to much about doing something about it, just notice in a kind way and let the noticing change it.

 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Question - How does your desire for comfort inhibit your connection to others?
Meditation - comfort can be an obstacle.
Assignment - Taurus takes great comfort in steadiness, things being the same. How does this show up in your relationships? When does clinging to comfort prevent necessary movement? Take notice of when your aversion to risk or change is present. How does this affect your connections with others? The paradox is that the lighter we can hold comforts, the more space our relationships can have to offer us comfort. 

 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Question - How does your curiosity about everything affect your ability to connect deeply with others?
Meditation - breadth versus depth.
Assignment - Gemini can be so curious about everyone and then ends up on the surface so often that it feels something is missing. So it searches out the new more, and can stay in a loop of indecision and searching in too many directions, spun out. Take note of where your curiosity leads you, and specifically when it gets activated! When do you feel your attention is scattered? When does the promise of some new person or situation or project arise, and how often does it arise when the current one is hard or stuck? How might more awareness of this pattern allow for more / deeper connection with others?

 

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Question - When does your fear of vulnerability get in the way of connection?
Meditation - unconscious fear as block to connection.
Assignment - Cancer is so tuned into what's happening emotionally on a mass scale. This is a wonderful ability! But it can lead to absorbing lots of things that are not yours. And lead to confusion about what YOU are really feeling. Specifically it can tune in to group fears, which cause it to feel very overwhelmed. When Cancer feels overwhelmed, you want to retreat into a safe zone where you reveal nothing. How does this play out in your relationships? When you are feeling like you aren't getting enough energy from others, investigate this tendency. Sometimes just expressing the smallest amount of vulnerability or desire for connection, offering that connection to another, creates enough openness to receive all the care you need.

 

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Question - When does your need to be noticed prevent your noticing of others?
Meditation - attention as reciprocal.
Assignment - Leo has a strong need to be affirmed and noticed for its creative expression. It's able to connect to this need in others, to understand the humanness of this need. But sometimes it can get so wrapped up in this need, that it forgets to offer this noticing to others. Notice when this tendency to focus on your own needs comes up. What can you give yourself today that can help meet that need, so that you can be more available to others? When you are available to others in a sincere way, it creates enough spaciousness to receive everything you need, to see what you are already receiving!

 

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) 

Question - When does your desire to be helpful get in the way of actually being helpful?
Meditation - helping yourself first.
Assignment - Virgo's love language is all about being tangibly, practically helpful. You are so good at showing up for others! But the need to be helpful can get too attached to your identity, so that if you don't feel like you are being helpful, you feel bad about yourself. What can be helpful here (for you!), is noticing when this desire arises. What are the qualities of this desire to be helpful? Is it urgent? It is calm? Is it connected to a feeling that you need to earn your worth? Is it a nervous energy? Just take note. You don't have to stop being helpful, in fact that is not recommended. But a bit more mindfulness of the desire itself can help you see when and how it inhibits connection.

 

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Question - When do your thoughts about other people cloud the truth about other people?
Meditation - space around your thoughts.
Assignment - You tend to think about other people a lot. SO much! The recommendation right now is to notice when you are thinking about other people. When you can notice that all that is happening is that you are having thoughts, this provides a bit more space between you and the thoughts. The Libra mind tends to conflate its own thoughts about other people with the absolute truth about people. (Everyone does this, but Libras just happen to think about other people more than most.) This week, just try to bring in space around your thoughts with simple breathing while thinking. The more space there is around your thoughts, the more deeply you will actually be able to connect with others. When people feel that you are frantically thinking about them and trying to please them, it's much harder for them to actually be pleased! 

 

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Question - When does your emotional 'code' get provoked?
Meditation - openness of mind.
Assignment - Scorpio can have an emotional 'code' which has decided how people should interact with each other and when people violate that, Scorpio can be disappointed to the point where they cut the person off, or just radiate an emotional coldness. It's like the other person didn't get the memo, but should have, about how to be, according to Scorpios. Even if you don't act this energy out, you probably have felt it in your life if you have Scorpio in your chart. The task this week is just to notice this energy, reflect on how it figures in your relationships. It can be a powerful way to maintain boundaries for yourself OR it can be a way to build a tower of isolation for yourself - depending on the situation. Be gentle and notice, and then be gentle some more.

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Question - When does self-righteousness isolate you from others?
Meditation - investigating what "being right" means.
Assignment - Sagittarius needs to connect philosophically at some level with others, even if it's just over sports! The flip side of this is that if someone doesn't align with their philosophy, you might not let them in. Sagittarius is inspired by its own latest philosophy, but when this inspiration turns brittle, when it is clung to, it takes the shape of righteousness. When does this happen for you? When does it disconnect you from those you love, or want to love?

 

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)

Question - When does your reluctance to share emotionally cut you off from others?
Meditation - the emotional spectrum of cold to warm.
Assignment - Capricorn feels more at home not taking emotional risks. It prefers to be matter of fact, to orient to life this 'safe' way. As a result, you can feel cut off from others. This is why temperature as a metaphor can be so helpful. How does the temperature of your connection to others feel in the body right now? When do you feel warm, when do you feel cold, what can you do to adjust this internal feeling?

 

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)

Question - When does your independence get in the way of your one-to-one connection?
Meditation - independence and co-dependence co-arise!
Assignment - The meditation is about seeing that we need the personal to create the impersonal, and vice versa. Aquarius usually wants do to things on its own, thrives in this place. This intense independence can be in conflict with connection on a personal, intimate level. Aquarius is good at connecting with ideas, ideas give you life. So meditate on the idea that independence is only possible through the interdependence made possible by humanity together, and notice how this meditation affects your relationships. 

 

PISCES (February 19 to March 20)

Question - When do feelings cloud your perception of yourself?
Meditation - settling murky water for clear seeing.
Assignment - Pisces is so able to feel, as in, constantly perceiving the feeling of others. This perception of feeling can cause any clear seeing of what is yours to become murky. What are the things you do that help the sediment in the water settle, so that you can see yourself and others, and the boundaries between the two, clearly? Pisces wants to merge with others, or with a divine state of some sort. So it can get confused and think that feeling others' feelings is a way of connecting deeply. But this just stirs up the water, it doesn't actually connect us through clear seeing. It's helpful to perceive a clearly outlined self, in order to love what we perceive as an other. The easiest way to investigate this further is through asking questions about what is happening in the body.

 

 

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People often seek out an astrologer when they are experiencing significant transits. Usually they don't know they are experiencing a lot of transits, they just have the feeling of things being hard. They feel like they're being reminded of just how much is out of their control. Meaning nature, in the form of planets, is nudging (or pushing) them to see where their expectations and assumptions are hidden, about how life "should" be.

I don't look what's going on with my own chart that often when things are going well. I get much more curious when life feels hard. This is a design of nature - suffering wakes us up! It gets our attention! I mean, if Femme-Jesus-Universe had asked me, I probably wouldn't have designed earth school this way - it seems very strange and usually confusing and unnecessarily painful so much of the time. But here we are in it. I notice that when we are in pain, we ask why more. This position of asking the question at all opens us to SO MANY THINGS we aren't open to when things are 'working out'. The point being, maybe things not working out is better than we think. We don't have to like it when things are shitty, but we can take note that when things don't work out, it changes our orientation to life, and so we have a chance to learn. (It's not a given that we do learn, we can become brittle instead.) Nature doesn't choose if we open our hearts to life. It just gives us opportunities to choose how we're going to respond.

Seeing people through these challenging times as an astrologer is a huge gift. Usually when we are together they think something is wrong. And it really feels like things are wrong, things suck, plenty. But what I get to see in these moments is someone in the midst of growing, another expression of humanness, right in front of me. Suffering can bring The Present onto the center stage of our awareness. This is incredible to witness, and it's changed how I see my own suffering. Instead of viewing it as something to get through (I do that plenty), I can remember that it is a phenomenon of nature, like bees pollinating plants, or baby giraffes learning to walk. I'm sharing this with you now in the hopes that it can help you bring in a bit more space between you and suffering as it arises.  

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Saturn and Mars are conjunct in Capricorn this week, (square the Sun in Aries for a few days). So there's a surfacing of potential tension between identity, will and work. Saturn is in its home place of Capricorn - rule following, being responsible, on top of Mars, which is how we express our will. Any latent conflicts that might exist between our sense of responsibility to fulfill our commitments, and our need to express our will, come into view.

Mercury is in retrograde too. But, we don't have to be afraid of this, or dread this, or wait for it to be over. We can practice accepting any season that comes our way, and approach it with curiosity - Oh! Wow! Holy Shit! Life is expressing itself like this now! 


ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Question - What stories does your mind tell you about "not enough"?
Meditation - Being enough!
Assignment - Nature doesn't make extra. Nature makes just enough. Reflect on what is just enough for you to do this week, and this month of your Solar Return (birthday). Let the simplest option be the one.

 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Question - How is the food you eat helping or hurting your body?
Meditation - Food as nourishment.
Assignment - Tap into your earthly knowing, your sense pleasure orientation, to connect to food this week. What is sustaining your life that you consume? What are you consuming that is making things harder for you, unnecessarily? Use your intuition to pay attention to this aspect of life, with great tenderness.

 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Question - What's happening with your pelvis?
Meditation - Pelvic bowl as container for life force.
Assignment - Just be with your pelvis this week. Take note of what is happening in it. What does it tell you that might be quieter than the other voices of influence in your sphere? What would happen if you listened to what it tells you more? Get in touch with that wisdom, you know?

 

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Question - When do you let yourself lead in life?
Meditation - Intuitive leadership.
Assignment - I bring up this thing about leadership because Cancer can tend to want to hide, to stay or get emotionally safe, retreat, protect, especially when there are dynamic influences at play in your life (which is usually the case). What does leadership look like for you? How might it feel to try on leading, not as a different person, but exactly as you are? How might our world be different if leadership happened in very quiet, emotionally aware ways? How might that include you?

 

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Question - When do you let your body and mind be very quiet?
Meditation - Quiet as power.
Assignment - Lie down more this week. During the day. Even if it's for a minute or two each day. Let yourself lie down. To let the body and mind be quiet. Let them just be, more of the time. It doesn't take a lot, it just takes a little. See what is there, in the quiet.

 

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) 

Question - Where is your head in relationship to your shoulders right now? 
Meditation - body posture as a reminder.
Assignment - Is your head straining forward right now? Or even just slightly pushed forward? Are you being pulled by effort that's straining your neck? Or are you resting with your head on top of your shoulders, not straining your neck? Pull your attention back from problem solving, into noticing your body position. It's wonderful if you are problem solving! That's something you do very well! But while you are doing it, pull your awareness back from the future where the problem is solved, and let yourself love, or at least accept, the unsolved problem itself, in the present. There will always be more problems to solve. So practicing acceptance of the unsolved problem - while you're solving it - is a good idea.

 

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Question - When are you connecting to and with others?
Meditation - Plants connecting you to air.
Assignment - Connect to your own air qualities, contemplating air. Physical air, how it is the ultimate connector between us because we breathe it, are dependent on it. And psychic air, the element air in astrology - this kind of air is how we connect ideas and people. Breathe air and contemplate your own connection capacities. Are you using them? Take note of your vitality and how it relates to using your skills as a connector. Whatever being a connector means to you, do it. 

 

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Question - What are the gaps in your intuition or knowing?
Meditation - Loving the gaps.
Assignment - Scorpio wants to penetrate to the depths of everything. What about the gaps between the things you know? The gaps in your intuition? What if your practice this week was to notice those, and love them, or at least accept them? What is a gap in knowing anyway? It's asking you to ask it questions.

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Question - When do you turn your body toward what is hard?
Meditation - Standing on the shore, facing the ocean.
Assignment - I'm envisioning you standing at the shore of the ocean, which symbolizes the vulnerability of our relationship with nature. We have so little control! Let the bigness of your life be small next to the ocean. You don't have to be next to a physical ocean. You can turn your torso, (your heart!) directly toward what is challenging. How does an honest appraisal of vulnerability change the vulnerability? What does turning toward hardness look like? Be brave. It feels better no matter the outcome. You understand this deeply, even though sometimes you forget.

 

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)

Question - How do you treat your inner skeptic?
Meditation - Love for your inner skeptic.
Assignment - What if you just loved the part of you that doubted? This is the assignment: love the part that doubts. What does love do? What if the doubt could just be allowed all the room it needs? What would it do if it had nothing to push against? 

 

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)

Question - When are you using your gift for seeing from afar?
Meditation - Seeing outside of the habitual.
Assignment - Walk or wheel to the top of a hill. If no hills exist, find a place to lie on the ground outside and look up. Find perspective. You know how to do this, you just have to remember to give yourself permission to. You have to remember how to create the space for this. You know this is life giving.

 

PISCES (February 19 to March 20)

Question - Where is your mind right now in relation to your body?
Meditation - Being in the place you are in.
Assignment - Your body is a place for you to locate. It continually asks you to incarnate! Pisces dreams, moves formlessly, fluidly. Try not moving for a bit. By that I mean, keeping the mind with the body. Pema Chodron calls it "staying". She says she tells herself to STAY. Try this. How does Pisces understand location? And how can being intimate with location help you feel more grounded? 

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The Sun joins Mercury, Venus, and the Moon in Aries this week. Aries, the first sign of the zodiac, the beginner, initiator! Corresponding with the Vernal Equinox on Tuesday, the 20th. The one of two times a year when the amount of light and the amount of dark are the same (the other on the Fall Equinox.) Nature continually offers seasons as reminders of the perpetual change of our universe. We use electricity, a marvel of science, to help us do many things, like communicate in this way, for example. And yet it's something that often cuts us off from the balance nature provides for life by constantly changing. Nature doesn't work the same amount all year! Nature doesn't stay up till midnight no matter what season it is! Nature rests in winter, and blooms in spring, and produces in summer, and goes to seed in fall. So our frequent exhaustion and overwhelm has so much to do with such simple things, like resisting or fighting against the most basic laws of nature. 

For most of us, resting whenever we feel like it, or when nature suggests, doesn't feel like an option. Often we know we are working in some way that is not in alignment with our bodies! And we tend to ignore this because facing it brings up a lot of questions we don't know how to answer, like, how would I support myself if I wasn't working as much during the winter? etc. The story of 'how things are' told by capitalism appears very at odds with nature's suggestions (aka nature's laws). Which has a lot to do with the state of the environment, aka our home. 

It's easy to remember this and move immediately to despair and/or a feeling of failure that one is working too hard, and should somehow figure out how to not do so. Certainly moving toward a life that is more responsive to nature and in alignment with laws like seasons and light and dark, will probably help us and the planet, since we are made of each other. But if this becomes another thing to try to accomplish, or another thing we are failing at, it just reinforces the pattern.

Back to the moment. Breathing right now. Everything wants to be acknowledged, especially the body. I see you body, I feel that you are tired. I'm going to keep working right now, because it's the best I can do at the moment. Thank you for everything you do for me, every day. Thank you for being the vehicle through which I express divinity and connect to other humans and life on earth.

The horoscopes this week are focused on the opposites, the conversations of the zodiac, in honor of the principle of balance that is expressed through the Equinox.


ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Question - When do you prioritize balance?
Meditation - Balance.
Assignment - Libra, opposite you in the zodiac, seeks balance in all ways, all spaces, all relationships. Aries is more quick to act and initiate, start things without considering balance. But these two energies need each other - for balance! So imagine, this week, orienting like a Libra. What would that even mean? What does balance look like for you, right now, today, or tomorrow? What does it mean for what you are eating? When you are sleeping? What media you are consuming? What conversations are you having? What are you doing with your body? 

 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Question - What does a necessary risk look like in your life right now?
Meditation - The power of risk.
Assignment - Taurus can learn so much from Scorpio about risk. Taurus is much more risk-averse, preferring to stay in sameness and sensory comfort. Your friend opposite in the zodiac can teach you so much about how life comes alive when the feeling of risk is present, a world opens. What terrain feels like risky terrain right now? Reflect on past risks you've taken that have offered new insight, or times when you regretted not taking a risk. Adjust things accordingly. 

 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Question - When does zeal show up in your life?
Meditation -  The power of zeal.
Assignment - Sagittarius can show you about the fires of passion and zeal. Gemini tends to weigh all the options endlessly, often in a purgatory of indecision, seeing all paths as valid. Sagittarius can be focused on philosophical inspiration that leads them to take action. What would zeal allow you to focus on? What freedom would be gained if the options were narrowed down? What does precise, yet soft, focus, look like for you?

 

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Question - When have you accessed the freedom of emotional dispassion?
Meditation - Dispassion as connective.
Assignment - Capricorn approaches the world very matter-of-factly. In the spectrum of the zodiac, Cancer is considered one of the most personal signs, and Capricorn one of the least personal. Meaning, Cancer relates in a personal way to everything and everyone, and Capricorn does the opposite. Try on this dispassion of Capricorn as a way of approaching life. What might being dispassionate open up within your connections? What might it make space for, to relate to the world in a less personal way? Take this assignment lightly! Experiment with it when you are feeling experimental.

 

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Question - What groups do you consider yourself a part of? What does it mean to belong to a group?
Meditation - Collective enlightenment.
Assignment - Next to Cancer, you're on the more personal side of the zodiac, meaning, you relate to the world in a personal way. Aquarius, opposite you, also does the opposite. Leo tends to work through relating to the individual, Aquarius through the group or system. What ways might your life benefit from orienting to groups or systems? How might your compassion open up for yourself and others if you tried on thinking like an Aquarian?  

 

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) 

Question - When do you let your attention expand outward, infinitely?
Meditation - Expansion.
Assignment - I've talked a lot about the conversation between Virgo and Pisces here, perhaps more than other opposites, and it's because this one seems particularly potent for each sign. In a way, the opposites can offer solutions for each other that the one might not discover as quickly on its own. The Virgo mind sings the siren song of details, fixing, and practical concerns, but you don't have to always be seduced by this song! The watery expansion of Pisces awaits you as a practice, to try on, see what happens, and not worry about losing your talents with working on and analyzing things. Those won't leave you! But you need to look up sometimes and see about horizons, about feeling without problem solving. 

 

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Question - When do you let yourself act on impulse or inspiration?
Meditation - Acting on impulse!
Assignment - It's the beginning of Aries, the beginning of Spring! Life comes forward in such dramatic ways in Spring, and this is an invitation to you to stop weighing the options and act! People will get upset. People will have thoughts of you. Aries can show you so much about letting go of this, or not even needing to let go of it because Aries knows it's not even yours to let go of! Your job is to express yourself as you are, no matter other people's thoughts, in this short precious life you have on Earth. Hesitate less, act more. 

 

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Question - When do you feel steadiness is available to you?
Meditation - Balancing steadiness and risk.
Assignment - Scorpio has a strong need for intensity and can find risk intoxicating for this reason. Scorpio often does its best work under pressure, in the most intense conditions! But when is this being acted on because it's a habit, and what might it distract one from? Being in conversation with Taurus can help here. Taurus tends to be content with stasis. What might this feel like to practice? What room might it open up for contentedness? Balance the need for risk by practicing what your own version of steadiness.

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Question - When do you feel accepting of the diversity of experience?
Meditation - Diversity.
Assignment - Gemini can teach you a lot about trying on all the perspectives. When you're inspired about something, or philosophically against something, it can make you rigid and narrow your attention. Or it can make you captivated by the singular promise of one path. Gemini reminds us constantly that there are an infinite number of paths, all valid. This acceptance of diversity, in all of its meanings, can free Sagittarius from getting too attached to one path as its antidote or salvation. Just try on the lightness of Gemini, how at their best, they hold things very lightly. You can be yourself, exactly as you are, and see what it feels like to include all of it, as lightly as possible.

 

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)

Question - When do you let emotion guide you?
Meditation - Emotions as guides.
Assignment - Cancer can remind you that feeling is a valid way to make decisions, feeling guides us, it keeps us on a path of growth. When we disconnect from or ignore the information available our emotions, we are cutting ourselves off from a huge part of what makes us human and what connects us. And perhaps most importantly for Capricorn, a way to understand our purpose! Often to Capricorn, emotions seem inconvenient, without purpose. You can take Cancer's sensitivity and personalizing as a cue for a new way to orient. What would happen if you made a decision just based on feeling that might not seem 'practical'? Take note of your resistance in even asking this question. What do you notice about how Cancer operates in the world, and how might that help you to move more freely?

 

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)

Question - When do you let yourself be big, and emote?
Meditation - Moving toward center stage.
Assignment - Leo can show you how to take up space, how to try on identity. You won't lose your connection to the group, to the collective, by experimenting with this, but you might be able to connect to yourself and to others in a new way through experimenting with a Leo approach. Leo feels its their birthright to take up space, to personally engage with the world. Imagine the ways Leo connects that you might never have considered before? What is personal to you? Do others ever feel alienated by your distance or independence? Do you? What might it look like to not be on the outside, but on the inside, of everything? 

 

PISCES (February 19 to March 20)

Question - What rituals happen daily in your life?
Meditation - Rituals as practice of earth.
Assignment - Virgo can show you how to do things consistently over time. How to participate in the unglamorous daily tasks of living. And you can bring the emotional significance and connection to these activities. What rituals can you continue or include that bring a reminder of the rhythms of the earth to your life? Daily, small, routine. This is one of the ways Virgo can help you. 

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For so many of us, there’s a sense of an imagined future time when fulfillment will be possible, in contrast to now, when it’s not. Perhaps it’s a relationship you want, or a relationship you already have which will, if only you or the other person change in certain ways, be good, or more fulfilling. Or if your job changes. Or if you start eating different foods. Or organizing things better. Or get more sleep. If your commute changed. If the people you worked with changed. If you could get through this busy week, or month, to the future non-busy week or month. The imaginary time when finally, the obstacles to your fulfillment are not in the way. (There are collective concerns that can feel much bigger than these, which I will address a bit next week.)

I’m not suggesting that we don’t try to change our circumstances. I’m proposing that the often invisible assumption we make — circumstances finally arranged = finally happiness — leads us perpetually to disappointment and suffering. Because when the mind is telling this story, it’s imagining the future as fixed after the point of arrangement it’s seeking. So the projection is based on the limitations of perspective inherent in the present. Nothing is wrong with those limitations in our vision, they just exist, a principle of light and dark. But as long as we are alive, the circumstances of our lives will be changing. 

What would it look like to try to arrange our circumstances while also not getting confused that this will lead to permanent happiness? What would it look like if we paused to take note of the happiness that might be available right this minute, to not skip over this moment’s potential.

Let the New Moon in Pisces on the 17th encourage you to practice the nonresistance of water. Water finds a way through, or a way around, any obstacle. For this reason the power of water has no limit! Let this watery influence transform your relationship to any obstacles that arise. Notice when you are “just getting through” something. Are you just getting through this meal, this hour of work, this grocery shopping, this email, this text, this walk from your car to your house, this bathroom break? Is your mind elsewhere? (IMPORTANT: It’s not bad if your mind is elsewhere, that’s what minds do. But knowing that your mind is elsewhere can help you reconnect with your body, which contributes so much to feelings of wellbeing.) How might “justing getting through it” be a subtle, yet exhausting form of resistance? What would it be like to not be getting through it? What would it feel like in your body? How might it feel different?


ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Question - What did you spend time doing as a child?
Meditation - The wisdom of your childhood self.
Assignment - Do you spend time doing anything you used to do as a child? If not, why? If so, what about these things keep compelling you to do them? What adult considerations contain or maybe even dampen Aries and how does this have to do with your vitality? Fires need tending to keep us warm. And we need the Fire people to keep us warm, now more than ever! Use memories and feelings from your childhood to reignite / remember the inherent wisdom held there. 

 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Question - What season are you in, in the span of your whole life?
Meditation - You are a body, existing in seasons.
Assignment - Spend time observing the change of season, wherever you are, this week. Plants in various stages of reproduction, animals, the weather, what is happening to the air. Locate your own physical body in this change, and contemplate the metaphor of Spring as well. There’s great comfort in the rhythm of light and day, remembering you, Taurus, in particular, are an earth body, on the earth.

 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Question - How often are you connecting to the earth’s expression of impermanence?
Meditation -  arc of arising and dropping away.
Assignment - Put earth items, items directly from the earth, into your everyday view, if they are not already. Let yourself collect them by spending time on the earth, and then arrange them as you listen to them, as they tell you to. Let them remind you of the earth from which you arise, and to which you will return. Impermanence can be comforting, in that remembering its truth can motivate us to align our lives with our values, right now!

 

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Question - When do you consider your childhood self? 
Meditation - The selves contained in your present self.
Assignment - Put a childhood picture of yourself in view where you see it everyday this week. Let your connection to the past, and to your past self, keep you close to your own heart, your own vulnerability. 

 

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Question - When do you notice you’re trying to become something?
Meditation - The opposite of becoming is?
Assignment - Consider the relief of not having to become anything at all. Take note of when you are trying to become, or become in retrospect. This can be anything from, I’m trying to become a dancer, or a knitter, or a successful person, or a generous person, etc., to, I just became someone who isn’t generous, or isn’t successful, or isn’t a dancer. We become someone that we evaluate as good or bad when we narrate our lives through this lens, but it’s possible to attend to our lives without trying to become! What if we just noticed, generosity is present. Or, generosity isn’t present. Bringing in some fixed story about one’s identity connected to what is present can bring a lot of suffering. And less suffering is the aim of these words, for you, divine human who exists on this planet, with or without thoughts of identity.

 

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) 

Question - Would you ask a child to work as hard as you are working? Would you ask an animal? What about a tree?
Meditation - Investigating the word ‘deserving’.
Assignment - Virgo works hard and finds a lot of fulfillment in serving and earning. The assignment this week is to be with the relationship between deserving and serving and earning. Considering children and other species in this investigation is helpful, because then we can notice the differences in how we relate to who is supposed to earn — or who deserves — what. As always, investigate these concepts with as much kindness as possible.

 

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Question - Hey! What do you notice happening in your body, RIGHT NOW?
Meditation - Bringing awareness to the body, over and over.
Assignment - This week, just the body. Nothing to change, nothing to rearrange, nothing to effort toward. Imagine this, try it on, just for a week, see what happens when your only assignment is noticing what is happening in the body. Even while you are completing all of your responsibilities and chores, return again and again, to the question, what is happening in the body.

 

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Question - When is the fear of being duped present?
Meditation - Embracing naivety. 
Assignment - Scorpio can tend to spend a lot of time trying to avoid being duped, or misled. This efforting can be exhausting, and actually manifest, or unconsciously seek the behavior it is trying so hard to avoid an encounter with! Cultivate the naivety, or sense of possibility for everyone to surprise you for the better, which often flows from Pisces, your fellow water sign. Look into what it means to be duped, or be misled. Look into what it feels like to be trying to protect, in the body. Remember that the ability you have to see deeply into people doesn’t go away when you try on a new approach. It will always be there, but there’s benefit in noticing when you’re on guard.

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Question - In what ways do you adapt?
Meditation - Your inherent adaptability.
Assignment - Celebrate your adaptability. Sagittarius is a mutable sign, which means it can transition to a new way of seeing when needed! Try this on, remember this quality, cultivate it as needed. Sagittarius needs a philosophy of life. But it can let new philosophies of life come in when needed. Go with this. This week, connect to this ability, as a way to remember it is happening!

 

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)

Question - What space do goals take up in your psyche?
Meditation - Space in your psyche.
Assignment - Take note of when goals appear this week, and what emotional reactions might come with them. What feelings in the body arise when goals are present? How are goals related to feelings? How does this relate to space in your mind? 

 

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)

Question - How often do you consider earth life?
Meditation - EARTH.
Assignment - Consider food, how it nourishes. Consider breathing, how it sustains life. Consider light and day, the order of these phenomena that exist in collaboration with all beings who adapt to live subject to these laws. Consider sleep. Consider water, drinking it, what it does for your cells. Consider earth life, how it offers you connection with the mystery of existence. 

 

PISCES (February 19 to March 20)

Question - What appears as obstacles to you? What impedes the flow of water where it needs to go?
Meditation - Flowing.
Assignment - What forces seem counter to your attending to wellbeing? Or like they are in the way of you being able to listen to your quiet Pisces wisdom? What if you tried to take the approach of water, your element, to attend to these obstacles? Let this week with the New Moon of Pisces and this month of your Solar Return (birthday) be a time to reconnect with this ability to flow around everything. Water finds a way to go where it needs to go. It finds the path of least resistance. When you notice an obstacle arising, ask yourself for Pisces wisdom about how to flow around it this week.

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Dear Ones,

I really feel the sense right now, that everyone is a dear one. It's hard to talk about that without sounding saccharine but the main thing that comes of spending a month in silence is that everyone's vulnerability, the immensity of being alive, is foregrounded. It dominates my experience right now.

Additionally dominant: the life-sucking quality of screens, our prevalent addiction to them, they way they connect us to seemingly everything we need, the speed of our lives, the scattered attention we often experience because of all of this. Because I spent an extended period of time with such little stimulation, my nervous system settled in a way it hasn't probably since I was a child. Now my return to more typical days and settings is so vivid, at times painful, and very beautiful. I feel more accepting of myself and others than ever, and there's a lot of pain in witnessing the suffering in how so many of us are living in urban USA. 

The feeling of not-enoughness and reaching forward is everywhere. Which makes the moments I'm able to return to being right here so poignant and so full. I saw very deeply into the suffering of 'should'. The moment should be like this, I should be different, others should be different. It's such a bright relief when I'm able to put this down for a moment! I don't have to be exhausting myself with wishing it were different and frantically trying to arrange life. I can breathe! I can let the moment be as it is, which paradoxically gives me a lot more room to change it.

I am wanting to transmit a feeling so much more than sharing any words right now. I want to turn your attention away from the view outward, looking around for what needs to be done or what needs our attention or what needs to change, and feel down and in, to the home of the breath, the mystery of the living body, of aliveness. Following one breath even, from right as it begins all the way through the inhale, to the moment the exhale starts, all the way through until the air is gone. Noticing this phenomenon is overwhelming evidence that we are taken care of by this earth, in spite of everything. And then, when we open our eyes to look outward again, spaciousness and creativity can also arise.

This week the horoscopes are just places to go and get a feeling, that I've loved, that I want to share with you. Each one is special for different reasons, and cultivates a connection to that mundane miracle of existing. And I've paired them with your signs as intuitively makes sense, and to encourage a kind of relationship with media / internet that is about connecting to self, to awareness, as opposed to escaping anything. We can use it to connect, instead of leave, our bodies, perhaps.

Also! I am ready to share astrology readings with you right now. Let's do this. So much is happening in this world and I want to connect with you, to share anything/everything this depth of breathing can offer, to meet you exactly where you are. 


ARIES (March 21-April 19)

Question - When do you experience lightness and ease?
Meditation - Lightness! Ease!
Assignment - Permission to experience lightness and ease. Permission to remember that everything is waiting for you.

 

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)

Question - What do you notice about dissonance and harmony in your experience?
Meditation - The relationship between dissonance and harmony.
Assignment - How dissonance and harmony co-arise. Listen to this as a way to connect to both.

 

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

Question - What is a discussion?
Meditation - Conversation as life-giving.
Assignment - Read this, all of it or some part, as much as possible this week, and take note of its effects.

 

CANCER (June 21-July 22)

Question - What is the relationship between sound and memory in your mind?
Meditation - Sound as physicalized feeling.
Assignment - Listen to this and let yourself feel the feelings of it move in and around you.

 

LEO (July 23-August 22)

Question - When do you let yourself just listen?
Meditation - Listening as a relief.
Assignment - Listen to this by Alice Coltrane, and then read about her life on the internet. A whole life. Someone's whole life!

 

VIRGO (August 23-September 22) 

Question - What does a path with heart look like to you?
Meditation - A path with heart.
Assignment - Read this quote about a path with heart. What is your heart saying right now, where do you look for heart, where do you find it? 

 

LIBRA (September 23-October 22)

Question - What vows have you taken in your life? What vows do you want to take or remember?
Meditation - The power of vows.
Assignment - Read this beautiful version of Buddhist precepts created by Manzanita Village. Contemplate your own vows to life, to yourself.

 

SCORPIO (October 23-November 21)

Question - When do you try to control? When do you release control?
Meditation - The freedom of releasing control.
Assignment - Watch this video of John Cage and Merce Cunningham talking about their work. The feeling of them, of how they stay open to chance. How they release control.

 

SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)

Question - Who returns you to yourself?
Meditation - Returning each other to each other.
Assignment - Listen to this interview where Gregory Boyle talks about returning to oneself. It's very important.

 

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)

Question - When do you feel well-being? When do you wish others well-being?
Meditation - Well-being for all beings, including you.
Assignment - Watch this wish for all beings by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel. You are one of all beings.

 

AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18)

Question - What do you put off until later, what do you think you will "deserve" more later?
Meditation - Contemplating later.
Assignment - Watch this video by Virgie Tovar, who talks about not waiting until later to live the life you want to live.

 

PISCES (February 19 to March 20)

Question - When do you relax?
Meditation - Relaxing as getting in touch.
Assignment - Read this. It's so simple. It's right here. In eating, getting in touch with all of life.