New Moon In Libra is About The Art of Living

The Autumn New Moon

This day October 15 is when the Venus Ruled Moon and Sun  seem to share the same spot in in the sky. We ask us to love one another, find common ground, tend and befriend acknowledge and find in our hearts anything that we as individuals would consider a female principal.  There is a Shaker song that goes something like this:

“When all things pass away, Music and joy shall live, music and joy shall live, never to die.” 

As a meditation for this new moon choose what you desire to live on… music and love, love and friends… Don’t worry about the rhythm because whatever we do we make it up as we go along…

Life While-You-Wait.
Performance without rehearsal.
Body without alterations.
Head without premeditation.

I know nothing of the role I play.
I only know it’s mine. I can’t exchange it.

I have to guess on the spot
just what this play’s all about.

Ill-prepared for the privilege of living,
I can barely keep up with the pace that the action demands.
I improvise, although I loathe improvisation.
I trip at every step over my own ignorance.
I can’t conceal my hayseed manners.
My instincts are for happy histrionics.
Stage fright makes excuses for me, which humiliate me more.
Extenuating circumstances strike me as cruel.

Words and impulses you can’t take back,
stars you’ll never get counted,
your character like a raincoat you button on the run ?
the pitiful results of all this unexpectedness.

If only I could just rehearse one Wednesday in advance,
or repeat a single Thursday that has passed!
But here comes Friday with a script I haven’t seen.
Is it fair, I ask
(my voice a little hoarse,
since I couldn’t even clear my throat offstage).

You’d be wrong to think that it’s just a slapdash quiz
taken in makeshift accommodations. Oh no.
I’m standing on the set and I see how strong it is.
The props are surprisingly precise.
The machine rotating the stage has been around even longer.
The farthest galaxies have been turned on.
Oh no, there’s no question, this must be the premiere.
And whatever I do
will become forever what I’ve done.

~ Wislawa Szymborska ~


Capturing The Lavender Sky of Now

I looked up from the dinner table two nights ago to see the sky turn lavender and jumped up and was capture this picture before this fleeting moment faded.

FORWARD  is the word the Presidential candidate is challenging us to consider.

I wish he had chosen the more Zen idea NOW instead.

Let’s stay in the present.

Be here Now.

Now is all we have.

We get off balance when we think to far in the future. So much in the US is focused on the outcome of the presidential election November 6th 2012.  Obama is the President NOW and it should stay that way. When I think of Forward! I keep thinking of Buzz Lightyear’s cry from Toy Story “To Infinity and beyond!”  That won’t help get the work that needs to be done to get him elected.  I’m sure they thought long and hard about the choice of slogan but my word today and every day is NOW.

Music of the Spheres Reminds Us We Are Star Dust

 Listen to this Lovely Remix to receive a download of Star Dust 🙂

I love it when Astrology and Astronomy conjoin to create a symphony of truth. FYI these sciences were once one. Keep a hold  of the the beauty and faith downloaded during this last full moon there will be another before the August is over.  Keep in mind we are in the middle of a the cosmic shift  and it is ripe for picking NOW ! You must choose to accept it. It won’t feel as good if it is forced upon you. And when things don’t feel so good or as Pema Choron author of “When Things Fall Apart” says “you feel squeezed” ask yourself what are you being asked to pay attention too?

What has changed in your life since May 1? What do expect to change by September 23?

I would love to hear how the stars are treating you this year or do you need advise or direction about how to dance with the Stars leave me a message in the comments.

Mother’s Day Celestial Extravaganza In Taurus

Petals of beauty and practicality fall at our feet

First of All Today

Taurus welcomes Mercury into his bull pen today May 9th. Our thought processes may slow down enough to get those bright ideas we had while the messenger god was in innovative Aries. Practical and beautiful projects can get off the ground  now.

Golden opportunities are springing up all over the place

– thanks to a life-enriching Sun-Jupiter parallel (5:39AM PDT)May 9th. If you are scratching your head trying to remember what a parallel is, then the key is to realize this is an aspect connected to the Celestial Equator rather than the ecliptic or apparent Sun’s path in the zodiac. Right now – from our vantage point on Earth – the Sun and Jupiter are both inhabiting 17+ degrees north of our Celestial Equator and this is called a parallel. It is similar to a zodiacal union and this Sun-Jupiter extravaganza is actually a stalking horse for this coming Mother’s Day Sunday actual conjunction of these two celestial bodies at 24 degrees of Taurus.  Having the two largest cosmic entities in our solar system together will offer up an enlightening vibes. From Care 2 Cosmic Calendar

Take this time to seek guides and guidance from Earthy beings plants and animals, fairies and the Farmers Almanac. We are moving closer to the Pluto Uranus square that signals the opening gate for the much storied upheavals of 2012 . What ever you do to keep your feet on the ground and present to each moment will serve you well.  Rick Hanson Just One Thing  offers  insightful thoughts on how to walk in the beauty of now and not worry.

Many Blessings

Give yourself the gift of self knowledge through Astrology I am available for consolations in person or skype at Carolisle

The Earth Calls

Join Me In A Virtual Taurus New Moon Ritual

This video is the music for the ritual. The words of this beautiful hymn by Jeniffer Berezan in praise of the world certainly describes the Earth sign Taurus.

First The Astrology News

The Venus fueled  Sun’s entered  into Taurus April 19 followed by Taurus New Moon April 21. We have the solid Earth beneath our feet for the first time after a topsi-y-tuvy winter.  The mood will shift from the shoot-first-and-ask-questions-later mentality of Aries to calm, cool and collected Taurus.

These days from the 19th – 24th can seem like a merging of just the right ingredients to break down barriers that may have been holding back the tides of change.” says the Astrologer Gloria Starr. To take full advantage of this mix of stardust I invite you to:

Join in A simple New Moon Intention Setting Ritual

This can be done any time around the New Moon. And really writing affirmations and sitting quietly are highly recommenced any time.

 introduction For centuries the time around the dark of the Moon we humans have found to be the best time to plant seed. And we have also gathered together set the course of our lives by setting our intention related to the sign of that New Moon. Some themes of the Taurus New Moon are:

Money, Sensual Pleasure, Contentment, Perseverance, Patience, Self Worth, Releasing Stubbornness, and the health around the throat, chin, neck, voice and coughs.

I Sit comfortably and play the video   Chose one or two  of  the themes that call to you to focus on. Just let the music wash over you.


I want to  easily find myself creating financial independence.

Words like easily find and totally lifted before what you want makes you you relax into your intention and your brain believe it.

A good affirmation for  Stubbornness might be “I want all self-defeating stubbornness easily lifted from me”

II Sharing so you know your not doing it alone. The Whole world can help you hold those intentions. You can just a write simple statement like I am planting seeds of intention about……..fill in the blank.  For example: I am planting seeds of intention about having a persistent cough totally lifted from me.

There is no right or wrong way to do any of this.  If you need to you can email me personally, or those near by can phone.

I would be also be interested if this is something you would like to do again next month?


Walk the Path of Intuition and Inspiration

With the entrance of the Sun into Aries 

on the Equinox we begin to concern ourselves with our self. The first sign of the zodiac is the signifies a time for self actualization.  Asking the questions of souls purpose may be up for one and all.  Who we are and who we dream we are may become confused as March ends..

” We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one. “

“The stars have big plans for you over the next few days … but for once, they’ve also scheduled a bit of downtime so you can rest before moving on to your next big thing!

First, on March 22, the fiery Aries Moon joins the high-octane Aries Sun, making this an exciting time to get new plans underway! Choose your project wisely, though, because unless you throw yourself into it whole-heartedly, you won’t get the results you want.

On the following day, March 23, the stars offer a respite as Mercury — still retrograde — moves backwards into Pisces. This is your chance to daydream and recharge. And who knows — if you allow your intuition to take over, some surprising inspirations may come your way!

Enjoy this restful period while you can, because by March 24, the cosmos will be in full swing again as the Sun and Uranus join together. Indeed, these two planets will no doubt go out of their way to shake things up and get you moving! Take proactive steps to stay in control of your life as you come up with lifestyle changes on your own; otherwise, rebellious Uranus will act on your behalf, and there’s no telling how crazy your life could become!” (Care 2 Astrology)

March Then and Now

What shook you up last year?

March 11, 2011 I posted this picture that looks like an earth quake along with with my blog

it’s not Coffee it’s Uranus and Mars

I wrote about how we were in for a shack up, little knowing how big a shake up was coming.  It’s not how much I know but what the stars have to tell us if we pay attention. We can never know exactly what is on the horizon but we can at least see if it is cloudy or sunny and be prepare.

Now with Mercury going retrograde this week it’s  a good time REVIEW, RENEW or  RESTORE…what was shaken up in your life last year at this time.  Some of us are still cleaning up from last year and perhaps the rest of us may need to renew our offers to help. For now see how far you’ve come and what still needs your attention.

Below is a report on the high energy of March (from Care 2 Astrology) But I would ask you to pay close attention to each step you take as you March though the middle of March. REmember Mercury is the trickster God…Up can be Down just now….

“March’s high energy keeps going strong through the middle of the month, bringing you consecutive days of great fortune and positive energy!

Of course, the stars don’t want things to be too easy, so before all the good luck kicks in, you’ll first have to deal with Mercury’s upcoming retrograde cycle, which begins on March 12. The messenger planet won’t revert to forward motion until April 4, so for the next three-plus weeks, you’ll just have to live with the glitches and communication delays that inevitably come with any Mercury retrograde.

But enough about obstacles! The real excitement starts on March 13, when Jupiter and Pluto join to bring you happy news about money and/or work. Don’t worry if your good fortune doesn’t simply appear — you can make it yourself!

The excitement only grows on March 14 as Venus gets busy by seducing Pluto, socializing with Jupiter and getting passionate with Mars. Indeed, it’ll be hard to focus on work with all these fun distractions surrounding you! In fact, the level of energy on this day will be so high that if something doesn’t give you instant gratification, it probably isn’t worth pursuing.

Also on March 14, Mars and Jupiter join together to give you at least a little motivation to get your work done … but only if it’s idealistic in some way. Then, on March 15, Mars aligns itself with Pluto in an effort to remind you that hard work does pay off! Indeed, this is a cosmic combination with the potential to move mountains, although you’ll need perseverance, determination and strategy to see it through.”