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Astro PSA: Solar Eclipse, Baby!

At 6:42 am today, the sun and moon in Gemini conjuncted each other in a “north node eclipse.” This is some of the most powerful astrology we get—a wild initiation in not just our personal lives but our shared future.

Many of us have been feeling a big itch since May 27’s lunar eclipse, not coincidentally when things began reopening in earnest. Since then, there’s been a collective malingering in a portal between the old and new. Today a door opens. Cue breakthroughs and (sorry!) breakdowns.

Paranoia might be the order of the day but, ahem, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not after you. This is the time for shadow work—for deceptions and illusions to be revealed, including how we betray ourselves. Ask yourself: how do I confuse my ego needs—my desires based on fear and scarcity—with the callings of my highest heart?

Your highest heart is where personal will unites with that diamond of divine energy that lives inside everything. And mining that diamond is today’s big offering. So how?

Spend as much time as possible outdoors. Drink tons of water and eat enough protein to ground you. Breathe as deeply as you can. Unplug from your devices. Above all, pay attention to your physical responses as you evaluate your life—relationships, work, self-care—with curiosity and compassion. “Gut instinct” is not just a figure of speech.

Today is for untangling the dystopia from the utopia—not only around you but within yourself. It is not a time for business-as-usual. It is a time to rise.

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A Wild Impatience Has Taken Me This Far

Lately, my clients have been reporting an antsy sluggishness. Astrologically, it makes sense. Eclipse season with two planets in retrograde is a lot. But this “I need change yesterday yet have no plan nor motivation” feeling stems from more than the stars.

Whether we feel free to admit it, many of us are genuinely conflicted about coming back into linear time. It’s hard to hasten back to pre-Covid paths that led to so much destruction, harder still to map new paths. After so many months of dormancy, we’re desperate for motion and change. To be alive is to always to be changing–but in service of what?

I receive different downloads for every person, of course, but one message has shown up repeatedly in sessions: Be patient with your impatience.

Eventually—maybe in an hour, maybe next year—something in your life will stand up and demand attention. When it does, your only job will be to care for it with the same urgency with which you would rescue a child. Why? Because it will be your imaginative, open-hearted, unacknowledged younger self who is doing the demanding. This kid knew what you needed before life wore you down, and she never forgot. She’s the person who dreams for you at night. She’s the person who calls bullshit on what your conscious mind is rationalizing. And collectively, these are the people who shift time itself. Divine consciousness has a way of doing that when necessary.

So for now, while you’re sorting out what’s next, don’t drag this kid into anything against her will. Sit with her while she fusses. Let her wear herself out. When she really, really needs something, she’ll stamp her foot.

Her impatience will be the greatest gift you’ll ever receive.

To tune into this beloved child, book a reading for yourself or a loved one.

Full Moon in Scorpio Doesn’t Hold Your Hand

Clear out your schedule—at least emotionally—because today’s full moon in Scorpio promises turbulence galore. T-squaring taskmaster Saturn and rebel Uranus, this “pink moon” spills secrets and pokes sore spots so take care of your jangled nerves with ginger tea, broth, salt baths—and deep heart-to-hearts. The next 24 hours aren’t about smooth sailing so much as getting to the root of things so try revealing at least one card you’ve been keeping your close to your chest. This is a time to get real about your vulnerabilities or the Universe may get real on your behalf. The good news? More nourishing intimacy lives on the other side of this divide.

To chart optimal paths and clear obstacles, book a reading for yourself or a loved one. Image: Milton Avery.

"All, everything I understand, I understand only because I love."
― Leo Tolstoy