New Moon in Gemini

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 2:46 PM central

GeminiThe new moon is a time of beginnings and opportunities. This is a time of manifestation, making choices, making plans. Jan Spiller published a book, New Moon Astrology, which is one of a few books I keep close. I recommend getting a copy, if you don’t already own it. I also recommend you go to Jan’s website to calculate your Grandaddy Power Period. This period is unique to each person’s chart, based on when the Sun is transiting the 11th House of your birth chart. The 11th is the house of Karma. Follow her suggestion and use this as your first wish, “I want to easily cut through any fears or negativity that may arise in the month following my Power Period, and emerge with flying colors.” This truly will help ease your mind when the powerful changes start happening.

Retrograde Planets

Three planets are currently retrograde: Jupiter (which goes direct on June 9th), Saturn (direct on August 25th), and Pluto (direct September 28th). Most retrogrades offer us the challenge of an internal journey. There are also gifts in these backward and internal movements. Jupiter is giving us another week or so to see if we’re really headed in the direction we want to go, and how we want to change things. Saturn is helping us evaluate our commitments and plans from the past, to see if they suit or still serve us. Finally, Pluto continues to offer us transformation by showing us our shadow selves and giving us opportunities to make amends. Take this time to look deeply at what you want now and where you want to see yourself in the future. New Moons offer new beginnings. This New Moon offers you a chance to look closely and choose an authentic life.

What to do

You have until Sunday at 10:46 PM (central) to write down 2 – 10 wishes by hand. Write them simply and in plain language. Let your intuition guide you, not logic. Wish what you mean, not what you think you should, not what you aren’t sure about. Date and keep what you write (I use sticky notes in a paper calendar). Don’t waste your wishes on other people, they are yours and yours alone, and they should never be used to influence the will of anyone else. Once you have written down your 2 – 10 wishes, let the Universe have them. If you notice new opportunities, take them. They are the gift you asked for. Change can be a little difficult, especially if you’re afraid or don’t believe you can have what you want. Try your best to remain calm and believe this can be yours. I write to get myself through fearful or uncomfortable times. If you’re not good with words, draw, dance, sing, get out in nature, whatever you need to do.

What’s special about a moon in Gemini?

Gemini is a very active and intellectual sign. Wishes you might want to think about involve cars and short trips, education, writing and speaking, ingenuity, social interaction, close relationships, indecision, and health issues related to the nervous system, lungs, allergies, and anything from your shoulders to your hands. You might want to meditate or talk through some issues before you sit down to write. Seat yourself in a comfortable place, and feel the energy pass from your hands.

Something yummy

May is a good month for fennel. Fennel is one of my favorite vegetables. I either saute it in a little olive oil, or I thinly slice it and use it in salad with some thin slices of apple. It tastes like Spring! And why not share? Take a short road trip with friends. Play some word games. Write a silly play together. Have some fun! Blessings on your journey!
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New Moon in Taurus

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 7:18 AM central

Taurus
The new moon is a time of beginnings and opportunities. This is a time of manifestation, making choices, making plans. Jan Spiller published a book, New Moon Astrology, which is one of a few books I keep close. I recommend getting a copy, if you don’t already own it. I also recommend you go to Jan’s website to calculate your Grandaddy Power Period. This period is unique to each person’s chart, based on when the Sun is transiting the 11th House of your birth chart. The 11th is the house of Karma. Follow her suggestion and use this as your first wish, “I want to easily cut through any fears or negativity that may arise in the month following my Power Period, and emerge with flying colors.” This truly will help ease your mind when the powerful changes start happening.

Retrograde Planets

Four planets are currently retrograde: Jupiter (which goes direct on June 9th), Saturn (direct on August 25th), Mercury (which is direct next week on the 3rd), and Pluto (direct September 28th). Most retrogrades offer us the challenge of an internal journey. There are also gifts in these backward and internal movements. Jupiter asks us if we’re really headed in the direction we want, and gives us time to decide what and how we want to change things. Saturn helps us evaluate our commitments and plans from the past, to see if they suit us or are still serving us. Mercury has its own gifts of giving us a second chance to finish those things we have left unfinished, everything from projects to relationships to the great American novel. Finally, Pluto offers us transformation by showing us our shadow selves and giving us opportunities to make amends. So, take this time to look deeply at what you want now and where you want to see yourself in the future. New Moons offer new beginnings. This New Moon offers you a chance to look closely and choose an authentic life.

What to do

You have until 3:18 PM (central) to write down 2 – 10 wishes by hand. Write them simply and in plain language. Let your intuition guide you, not logic. Wish what you mean, not what you think you should, not what you aren’t sure about. Date and keep what you write (I use sticky notes in a paper calendar). Don’t waste your wishes on other people, they are yours and yours alone, and they should never be used to influence the will of anyone else. Once you have written down your 2 – 10 wishes, let the Universe have them. If you notice new opportunities, take them. They are the gift you asked for. Change can be a little difficult, especially if you’re afraid or don’t believe you can have what you want. Try your best to remain calm and believe this can be yours. I write to get myself through fearful or uncomfortable times. If you’re not good with words, draw, dance, sing, get out in nature, whatever you need to do.

What’s special about a moon in Taurus?

Taurus is a very earthy sign. Wishes you might want to think about involve money and possessions, sensuality, contentment and gratitude, persistence, patience and dependability, personal boundaries, possessiveness, and health issues related to coughs, thyroid, the voice, and anything around the neck. You might want to chant, sing, or talk through some issues before you sit down to write. Seat yourself in a comfortable place, allow yourself to feel grounded and supported by the earth.

Something yummy

April is a good month for root vegetables, like beets and new potatoes. Prepare them simply, so you can really taste these earthy treasures. Simply roasting them with a little fat, salt, and pepper, will bring out their sweetness. Taurus is all about pleasure and gratitude. Set aside a little time to thank the earth for these gifts. Blessings on your journey!


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New Moon in Aries — A New Year!

Monday, March 27, 2017, 9:59 PM central

New Moon in Aries

New Moon in Aries

The new moon is a time of beginnings and opportunities. This is a time of manifestation, making choices, making plans. Jan Spiller published a book, New Moon Astrology, which is one of a few books I keep close. I recommend getting a copy, if you don’t already own it. I also recommend you go to Jan’s website to calculate your Grandaddy Power Period. This period is unique to each person’s chart, based on when the Sun is transiting the 11th House of your birth chart. The 11th is the house of Karma. Follow her suggestion and use this as your first wish, “I want to easily cut through any fears or negativity that may arise in the month following my Power Period, and emerge with flying colors.” This truly will help ease your mind when the powerful changes start happening.

Venus Retrograde

We are starting this new astrological year with Venus in retrograde. It turns direct April 15th. Most retrogrades offer us the challenge of an internal journey and Venus is no exception. This retrograde offers dramatic change, but only if you’re willing to put forth the effort. Look within. Write down what you see and feel and smell. If your thoughts go to a specific time in your life, turn on the music from that period and let that transport you back to that time. This is a time to heal those wounds related to your heart. Let yourself accept responsibility for your own choices and thank them for teaching you. If you harmed someone, this is a good time to ask forgiveness. If they harmed you, offer them forgiveness. Forgiveness doesn’t require you to continue in the relationship. It’s a tool to free yourself from the power that wound has over you. New Moons reboot us. Let it work its magic and show you what needs to released. Once released, you can set your intentions for the year ahead.

What to do

You have tomorrow morning at 5:59 PM (central) to write down 2 – 10 wishes by hand. Write them simply and in plain language. Let your intuition guide you, not logic. Wish what you mean, not what you think you should, not what you aren’t sure about. Date and keep what you write (I use sticky notes in a paper calendar). Don’t waste your wishes on other people, they are yours and yours alone, and they should never be used to influence the will of anyone else. Once you have written down your 2 – 10 wishes, let the Universe have them. If you notice new opportunities, take them. They are the gift you asked for. Change can be a little difficult, especially if you’re afraid or don’t believe you can have what you want. Try your best to remain calm and believe this can be yours. I write to get myself through fearful or uncomfortable times. If you’re not good with words, draw, dance, sing, get out in nature, whatever you need to do.

What’s special about a moon in Aries?

Wishes you might want to think about involve taking risks, self-direction, courage, impatience, and health issues related to headaches and dizziness, eyes, acne, and anything above the neck. Wash and massage your face and wash your hair before you sit down to write. Seat yourself in a comfortable place, and plug into the current retrograde energies that surround you. Using the Saturn energy, sit quietly with your feelings of fear and restriction. Let them speak to you and offer you guidance. Are they in place to protect you, allow you to rest, give you structure to fulfill responsibilities? Picture the Jupiter energy like the drawing back of a bow. Meditate on the energy that is gathering while you feel stuck or slow. Next, combine those images with the strength and courage Mars offers. Allow it to speak directly to your fears and your stagnation. Now write.

Something yummy

March is the perfect month for asparagus and leafy greens, like kale, rocket, and lettuce. I enjoy asparagus grilled or sauteed in olive oil and a little spring onion. This is the season to enjoy fresh, new life! This is the season to move boldly towards your dreams! Blessings on your journey!

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New Moon in Pisces

Sunday, February 26, 2017, 9:00 AM central

Pisces ConstellationThe new moon is a time of beginnings and opportunities. This is a time of manifestation, making choices, making plans. Jan Spiller published a book, New Moon Astrology, which is one of a few books I keep close. I recommend getting a copy, if you don’t already own it. I also recommend you go to Jan’s website to calculate your Grandaddy Power Period. This period is unique to each person’s chart, based on when the Sun is transiting the 11th House of your birth chart. The 11th is the house of Karma. Follow her suggestion and use this as your first wish, “I want to easily cut through any fears or negativity that may arise in the month following my Power Period, and emerge with flying colors.” This truly will help ease your mind when the powerful changes start happening.

What to do

You have until 4:00 PM (central) to write down 2 – 10 wishes by hand. Write them simply and in plain language. Let your intuition guide you, not logic. Wish what you mean, not what you think you should, not what you aren’t sure about. Date and keep what you write (I use sticky notes in a paper calendar). Don’t waste your wishes on other people, they are yours and yours alone. Wishes should never be used to influence the will of anyone else. Once you have written down your 2 – 10 wishes, let the Universe have them. If you notice new opportunities, take them. They are the gift you asked for. Change can be a little difficult, especially if you’re afraid or don’t believe you can have what you want. Try your best to remain calm and believe this can be yours. I write to get myself through fearful or uncomfortable times. If you’re not good with words, draw, dance, sing, get out in nature, whatever you need to do.

What’s special about a moon in Pisces?

Wishes you might want to think about involve sleep, universal love, awareness of subtle energies, trust, angelic assistance, compassion, addictions, and health issues related to colds, feet, the lymphatic system, and toxicity. Try soaking your feet in a warm bath before you sit down to write. Seat yourself in a comfortable place, and pay attention the subtle energies around you.

Something yummy

February is the time we start dreaming about spending lazy afternoons in nature. Oranges are in season and there are so many varieties. Buy a few and either go out in nature (if weather permits) or sit by the window. Notice the way the fruit feels on your tongue. Taste how sweet it is. Savor this time. Spring is almost here, and life can be as sweet as those oranges.


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New Moon in Aquarius

Friday, January 27, 2017, 6:08 PM central

Aquarius ConstellationThe new moon is a time of beginnings and opportunities. This is a time of manifestation, making choices, making plans. Jan Spiller published a book, New Moon Astrology, which is one of a few books I keep close. I recommend getting a copy, if you don’t already own it. I also recommend you go to Jan’s website to calculate your Grandaddy Power Period. This period is unique to each person’s chart, based on when the Sun is transiting the 11th House of your birth chart. The 11th is the house of Karma. Follow her suggestion and use this as your first wish, “I want to easily cut through any fears or negativity that may arise in the month following my Power Period, and emerge with flying colors.” This truly will help ease your mind when the powerful changes start happening.

What to do

You have until 2:08 AM (central) to write down 2 – 10 wishes by hand. Write them simply and in plain language. Let your intuition guide you, not logic. Wish what you mean, not what you think you should, not what you aren’t sure about. Date and keep what you write (I use sticky notes in a paper calendar). Don’t waste your wishes on other people, they are yours and yours alone, and they should never be used to influence the will of anyone else.

Once you have written down your 2 – 10 wishes, let the Universe have them. If you notice new opportunities, take them. They are the gift you asked for. Change can be a little difficult, especially if you’re afraid or don’t believe you can have what you want. Try your best to remain calm and believe this can be yours. I write to get myself through fearful or uncomfortable times. If you’re not good with words, draw, dance, sing, get out in nature, whatever you need to do.

What’s special about a moon in Aquarius?

Wishes you might want to think about involve innovative ideas, long-range goals, interest in the good of your larger community, excitement, manifesting dreams, giving and receiving platonic love, fear of involvement, and health issues related to circulation, ankles and calves, cramps and spasms, and varicose veins. Try soaking your feet in a warm bath before you sit down to write. Consciously take an inventory of your physical body. This will ground you and focus your mind.

Something yummy

January is the time we need comfort and warmth (especially if you’re in a snow-packed part of the world). Soup is the answer! Samantha Turnbull has a Tuscan Vegetable Soup that will warm you down to your toes.


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New Moon in Capricorn

Thursday, December 29, 2016, 12:54 AM central

capricornus_lThe new moon is a time of beginnings and opportunities. This is a time of manifestation, making choices, making plans. Jan Spiller published a book, New Moon Astrology, which is one of a few books I keep close. I recommend getting a copy, if you don’t already own it. I also recommend you go to Jan’s website to calculate your Grandaddy Power Period. This period is unique to each person’s chart, based on when the Sun is transiting the 11th House of your birth chart. The 11th is the house of Karma. Follow her suggestion and use this as your first wish, “I want to easily cut through any fears or negativity that may arise in the month following my Power Period, and emerge with flying colors.” This truly will help ease your mind when the powerful changes start happening.

Mercury Retrograde

Uranus turns direct today and Mercury is retrograde (it turns direct on January 8th). Most people know to expect delays, problems with technology, travel, and communication, but aren’t familiar with the gifts of Mercury retrograde. New Moons reboot us and Mercury retrograde gives us a second chance. Let this combination work its magic by clearing out what’s cluttering your life and make room for what you want to invite. Let go of your preconceptions, and allow some of that fresh energy to work during these retrograde days.

Active Wishing

The Capricorn moon is the time to plot out a plan to help the Universe with our wishes. We activate the process of finding a new job when we update our resume and start networking. We start the process of losing a few pounds when we start drinking water and schedule regular walks with friends. We begin the novel we’ve been meaning to write, when we set aside an hour a day to put pen to paper. The Universe is an wonderful partner. Use this Capricorn energy to put your first foot forward. Watch what you wish for, be specific, and accept delays as part of the process.

What to do

You have until 8:54 AM (central) to write down 2 – 10 wishes by hand. Write them simply and in plain language. Let your intuition guide you, not logic. Wish what you mean, not what you think you should, not what you aren’t sure about. Date and keep what you write (I use sticky notes in a paper calendar). Don’t waste your wishes on other people, they are yours and yours alone, and they should never be used to influence the will of anyone else.

Once you have written down your 2 – 10 wishes, let the Universe have them. If you notice new opportunities, take them. They are the gift you asked for. Change can be a little difficult, especially if you’re afraid or don’t believe you can have what you want. Try your best to remain calm and believe this can be yours. I write to get myself through fearful or uncomfortable times. If you’re not good with words, draw, dance, sing, get out in nature, whatever you need to do.

What’s special about a moon in Capricorn?

The moon in Capricorn makes us feel responsible. Wishes you might want to think about involve aging, self-discipline, defining and achieving goals, respect, authority figures, pessimism, and health issues related to bones, joints, the gall bladder, and skin. Do a little light yoga before you start writing. Consciously take an inventory of your physical body. This will ground you and focus your mind.

Something yummy

Winter can be cold and dry. One way to combat this is to add moisture to your skin. Sugar or salt scrubs are simple to make and add a little luxury to life. In a pint jar, stir together 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or salt) and 1/3 cup oil (olive, grape seed, or avocado). You can make it more luxurious by adding a small amount of an exotic nut oil, like Tamanu or Argan. Adding a few drops of essential oil is a good option as well. Test a drop of each oil on your skin and wait a few minutes. An allergic reactions are not very relaxing.


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New Moon in Sagittarius

Tuesday, November 29, 6:19 AM central

sagittarius-constellation-outlineThe new moon is a time of beginnings and opportunities. This is a time of manifestation, making choices, making plans. Jan Spiller published a book, New Moon Astrology, which is one of a few books I keep close. I recommend getting a copy, if you don’t already own it. I also recommend you go to Jan’s website to calculate your Grandaddy Power Period. This period is unique to each person’s chart, based on when the Sun is transiting the 11th House of your birth chart. The 11th is the house of Karma. Follow her suggestion and use this as your first wish, “I want to easily cut through any fears or negativity that may arise in the month following my Power Period, and emerge with flying colors.” This truly will help ease your mind when the powerful changes start happening.

Uranus Retrograde

Uranus is in retrograde, and turns direct December 29th. This is a time of dramatic change. Look within. If you look within and don’t like what you see, write it down. Read what you’ve written and see if there’s something you can realistically change for the better. Then meditate on that change for a while. This holiday season promises to stretch us and push us to change in ways that will feel more like a challenge than an invitation. New Moons reboot us. Let it work its magic and show us what needs to change for the better. Let go of your preconceptions, and allow some of that fresh energy to work during these retrograde days. Today is also Giving Tuesday. Consider helping change along with a contribution to your favorite charity.

Waiting on Wishes

Some of the wishes I have made manifested immediately, and I am still waiting on others. Some wishes simply take longer. The ones that take the longest often require you to make a change or let something go. If you have been wishing for the same things for months, this might be the time to journal about them. Write your wish at the top of the page. Sit with it. Write whatever comes to your mind, even if it feels unrelated. Trust this process. It will help you identify the block. If the block is another person, let it go. If the block is within you, make your choice. You can change your wish or yourself.

What to do

You have until later today at 2:19 PM (central) to write down 2 – 10 wishes by hand. Write them simply and in plain language. Let your intuition guide you, not logic. Wish what you mean, not what you think you should, not what you aren’t sure about. Date and keep what you write (I use sticky notes in a paper calendar). Don’t waste your wishes on other people, they are yours and yours alone, and they should never be used to influence the will of anyone else.

Once you have written down your 2 – 10 wishes, let the Universe have them. If you notice new opportunities, take them. They are the gift you asked for. Change can be a little difficult, especially if you’re afraid or don’t believe you can have what you want. Try your best to remain calm and believe this can be yours. I write to get myself through fearful or uncomfortable times. If you’re not good with words, draw, dance, sing, get out in nature, whatever you need to do.

What’s special about a moon in Sagittarius?

The moon in Sagittarius makes us feel more optimistic and adventurous. Wishes you might want to think about involve religion, communication, intuition, spontaneity, travel, ethics, the law, luck, education, extravagance, and health issues related to the hips and thighs and liver. Light a candle and watch the flame for a while before you start writing. Let your mind wander, it will help you tune into your intuition.

Something yummy

November is a good month for pears and apples. Why not combine them? Saute sliced pears and apples, a few shakes of pumpkin pie spice, and a little brown sugar in a sauce pan over low heat. Stir often until the fruit breaks down and the butter and sugar start to form a syrup. Serve it warm over ice cream, shortbread, a soft cheese (like brie), or alone right out of a bowl. This would also make a delicious pie filling.


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