Monday, July 26, 2010

Lunar Revelations

The Moon has had her way with me.

Last night's Aquarius full moon released the energy building since the Capricorn lunar eclipse a month ago. My life is already vastly different now than it was then. How's yours?

The total solar eclipse on the new moon two weeks ago initiated us into deeper levels of Cancerian love, the fathomless love a mother has for her child, the infinite love of the divine that flows through all of creation. Surrendering then to a persistent pull to the ocean, I disengaged from a life I loved and am now even more at peace, more at home, more myself than I have been in ages.

Life in the desert is already a fond memory as I make my way along the Pacific Coast, the edge of the North American continent. The ripe fullness of life rises up to meet me as it did when I first journeyed to these shores two decades ago.

At the ocean, I'm held in the embrace of the divine as wave after wave purifies my heart and cleanses the soul, creating fertile fields where a new consciousness will bloom.

Wheels within wheels, life is cyclical. The ocean attunes us to natural rhythms, the ebb and flow of creation. The tides are ruled by the Moon, zodiacal ruler of Cancer. As a Cancer, I feel these cycles deeply, feel the pain of our planet, feel called to protect and preserve the Earth and her waters that sustain us.

In these times, Mother Earth, her oceans and waterways are undergoing massive changes as are we, her children. This summer is a particularly volatile time with the eclipses just past and the Galactic Crosses now forming in the heavens. Astrologically, 2010 is the most volatile year of the 2012 transition, and the energies reach a peak in the summer months. Notice how much has changed, and how quickly the transformation progresses, as layer upon layer of what was gives way to what else could be.

Within all the change, all the chaos, is peace. Listen. From the quiet stillness at the center of all being emerges the voice of the soul. What is your soul whispering to you?

Mine has guided me back to my ocean home as a new cycle begins. For many years, I've studied and lived within spiritual, sustainable communities whose values align with my own. From that communion, Cosmic Time was born. Gestating within me as I explored place after place, time within time, the book took form in late 2008 and was published in January 2009.

Cosmic Time is a prayer for the future of our planet. It's an exploration of consciousness through the lenses of spirituality, prophecy, shamanism, environmentalism and, of course, astrology. My love for the Earth, my hopes and dreams for humanity infuse every word. As we explore personal and planetary transformation from a larger, cosmic perspective, the changes we see in our lives and our world day to day make more sense. Viewing the big picture makes it easier to surrender, to find peace, to live our purpose within a broader context.

My soul needed to birth Cosmic Time, to journey these past 12 years in the desert and to venture back to the sea, to explore and expand, as a new cycle begins. It's a curious feeling to anticipate without attachment, to sense the worlds of wonder that await each morning as I rise to meet a new day. The journey is everything.

It isn't easy to dismantle your life, but sometimes it's what's needed to reach a new level.

What's calling you from the depths of your soul? How else could you express your divine, radiant essence self in this life? The volatile alignments this summer invite us to explore the infinite possibilities of this creation, moment by moment, day by day, cycle by cycle. Journey to the heart of creation and open to the wisdom of your soul. Wherever life takes you, savor each moment.

Cosmic Time

Cosmic Time is my offering to Mother Earth in these times of the Great Changes. I have a few boxes of the limited first edition left, and the information is timely. You can read excerpts and order here:

"Feel yourself being quietly drawn by the deeper pull of what you truly love." ~ Rumi


There's lots more to share in the current issue of my newsletter, Cosmic Time. Click here to read it on the web.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Eclipse

Sunday's Total Solar Eclipse over Easter Island.


Details about the eclipse portal below. Namaste.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Today We Begin

How can I feel incredible happiness and such deep sadness at the same time?

As the Sun rises this morning to meet the Moon, forming a Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer later today, I'm filled with gratitude for the range of feelings and awareness this alignment has stirred up.

With this eclipse, I'm beginning a journey that will carry me to new places and experiences in foreign lands for the next six months and beyond. Waves of joy wash over my being as I sense the freedom in this new beginning. And yet there is undeniable grief in letting go of the life I have known, my home in the desert, in order to make way for the new.

The contrast of joy and sorrow is inescapable as I struggle to come to terms with the condition of our planet, our societies, the way things have become. I'm aware every day that the waters of the Earth and all her creatures are threatened by the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, that countless beings are living in poverty and starving, that fear, hatred, war and crime are daily realities in many parts of the world. At the same time, I've never felt so alive, so vibrant and light.

I'm amazed at the incongruity. And I believe it's a clue to the secret now emerging as truth in our fast-changing world. How each of us lives each day, the perceptions we hold, and where we focus our energy and intent are key to facilitating positive change. We can all contribute.

We are powerful beings, becoming masters of change. As we step into our mastery, we can focus the divine creative energies of the cosmos to reshape our lives and our world. With the eclipses and Galactic Crosses forming in the heavens this summer, we have a supreme opportunity.

Today we begin.

On this New Moon day, I remain hopeful that a new way is possible and re-commit to my path of service. I intend to contribute my energy to the solutions that will bring about healing and enlightenment for humanity and the Earth.

The Eclipse

Eclipses happen in six-month and 19-year cycles. The issues we were dealing with back then are here again, now, as we complete the cycles and spiral into the new.

The New Moon is exact at 3:40 PM Eastern, although the actual eclipse goes on for three hours as the Moon crosses the face of the Sun. The crossing of the Moon as a shadow over the Sun will only be visible in the southern hemisphere, including South America and the southern oceans, yet we feel the effects everywhere.

Cancer is about emotions, feelings, homes, families and marriage. How are we nurturing? Are we feeling nourished? How are we feeding the soul?

Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and the Moon rules the tides, connecting us with the oceans, the life-giving waters of the Earth, divine consciousness and the rhythms of creation.

Today's New Moon Solar Eclipse is the pair to the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse two weeks ago on June 26 and joins the divine feminine with the sacred masculine in loving union. Notice the ways this theme is playing out in your life.

As we begin a new 19-year cycle, I pray for the Earth, the life-giving waters, humanity and all creatures, that we might awaken to a new life at this dawn of the next world age.

Songs for today, for the journey...

John Denver: All This Joy
Deva Premal and Miten: So Much Magnificence

StarTalk Astro Forecast

We previewed in detail the astrology of the current eclipse series and the upcoming Grand Cardinal Crosses in the StarTalk Astro Forecast, held live via teleconference on July 8. The audio recording is now available. To order, please go to: You'll also receive a copy of my 18-page 2010-2012 Astro Preview as a study guide.

Astro Links

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Previous articles highlighting the significance of the astrology of 2010 are available in the archives of this blog, and in past issues of Cosmic Time.

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Freedom's Light

Light is everything in the world
to men's eyes
Light thirsts after light
yes, the soul, twin to the stars
moves through space
to find, be made eternal by light
and grasp, trembling,
the sun
a torch handed on
from runner to runner
through the millennia.

- Gunvor Hofmo

Each year at this time, our Sun aligns with the magnificent blue star Sirius, creating an initiation portal linked to the Great Pyramid at Giza, the Egyptian goddess Isis and the all-seeing, all-knowing Eye of Cosmic Wisdom.

The rising of Sirius with the Sun near the June Solstice marks the beginning of the Egyptian New Year and heralds the annual flooding of the Nile, replenishing the physical and spiritual fertility of the motherland. The brightest star in our sky, Sirius streams the cosmic frequencies of Love-Wisdom to Earth. As Sothis, she catalyzes the purification of ego so we may more fully embody Divine Essence.

Under this auspicious alignment, nations have won their independence and leaders have been born. The conjunction is most exact on July 6.

Freedom and illumination are themes of this celestial gateway. The United States and Canada both celebrate their independence from England under this alignment. Bastille Day - the French Independence Day - is July 14. In an intriguing twist, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual and political leader of Tibet, and former U.S. President George W. Bush were both born under this configuration, on July 6.

Mother Love

Esoterically, Sirius is known as our Spiritual Sun, portal for the transmission of divine light-love, consciousness of the heavens. The sister stars are reunited each year, bathing the Earth in shimmering waves of creation. We are reborn in the divine light of the cosmos.

This year the Sun's rising with Sirius illuminates harsh realities, a world in much need of Cancerian divine mother-love. This tumultuous season of change is highlighted by a potent eclipse series in Cancer and Capricorn, signs of the cosmic mother and father. The waters of the Earth are threatened even as a galactic cross forms in the heavens, reuniting the Earth with our cosmic origins.

Within these celestial alignments is embedded a supreme opportunity to seize the light of the heavens and fashion a new reality on Earth. It can't happen too soon.

Humanity stands at a crossroads. The choices we make today will determine the course of things to come on planet Earth for a very long time.

In this period between the June 26 Lunar Eclipse and the upcoming Solar Eclipse on July 11, Earth hangs in the balance. The Solar Eclipse on the Cancer New Moon is a time for healing the oceans, sea of consciousness, the vast waters of human emotion, with divine feminine love.

Later this month, Saturn enters Libra, the sign of balance, liberty and justice. In the early degrees of this harmonizing sign, the planet of structure, karma and form completes an explosive cardinal T-Square with Pluto, the Transformer, revolutionary Uranus and expansive Jupiter.

The potential for change is off the charts. Upheaval and chaos reign as the reconfiguration of our world intensifies through the Grand Cardinal Cross alignments of August.

The Opportunity

Rather than resisting the energies of change, we can learn to focus cosmic forces to transform our lives and our world. Collective transformation begins within each of us individually. More than ever before, we have an enormous opportunity to step into our power and do things differently on planet Earth.

Inspired action is key. As we make our way through this volatile summer toward 2012 and beyond, we're invited to consciously engage in creating a world of peace.

The effects of prayer, meditation, ritual, healing and intent are greatly amplified during times of planetary alignment. Reserve time to observe these periods of quantum effect.

In these sultry summer days as our Sun aligns with the great star Sirius, the light of the cosmos streams to Earth in shimmering waves of creation. We are reborn in the spiritual light of the cosmos.

Align with these forces and celebrate freedom. Freedom from the past. Freedom from karmic patterns and self-limiting beliefs. Freedom to find solutions and explore new opportunities. Freedom to choose love.

A rebirth is at hand. Free your soul.

StarTalk Astro Forecast

We'll preview the astrology of the upcoming alignments in detail during the StarTalk Astro Forecast Teleconference this Thursday, July 8. Find out about the July 11 Total Solar Eclipse and upcoming Cardinal Grand Crosses, Lammas Gateway and more during this special 60-minute program.

Details and registration:

Sirius Links

If you want to get an idea of the size of this sister star in relation to the Earth, our Sun and other planets in our solar system, check this out. It's a mind-bender!

For more about the summer eclipse series, click here.

Egypt Pilgrimage
2012 Conference & Sacred Sites Journey

Join us for a life-changing experience in Egypt this fall with the 2012: Spiraling Into the Next Cycle Conference featuring guest speakers, healers and guides from around the world. Following the conference, our initiatory voyage will continue with visits to the ancient temples, the Great Pyramid and Sphinx. An optional side trip to the ancient stone city of Petra in Jordan has also been added. Don't miss this transformational opportunity of a lifetime!