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How to Outfox a Wolf Moon Eclipse

Happy wolf moon eclipse!

As promised, I’ve been busy finishing not one but two writing projects. “Getting her done, son,” as a lover calls getting busy in all capacities. I’m not implying I’ve been getting laid left and right–just that I’ve been harnessing Saturn’s taskmaster drive to make things right and true. Maybe you have too? Capricorn season is all about hitting the new-year ground running.

But if you’ve been noticing things have been screwy over the last week, you’re not the one with the screw loose. It’s because at exactly 2:21 p.m. today the Sun in Capricorn faces off with a full moon in Cancer (also known as the Wolf Moon) to form a lunar eclipse that is some powerful shit. We’ve already been feeling the effects of homebody Crab in her home base of the moon as she crosses swords with tough-love Cappie: a lot of boundary-explosions and boundary-setting. I myself spent a day in traffic court on Tuesday as a result of last summer’s speeding ticket.

Truth and consequences galore!

Any flaw in the love-and-money works is coming up to be fixed because tonight’s lunar eclipse marks the end of a story that began with July 2018’s new super moon in Cancer. What transactional dynamics masquerading as unconditional love have you been prodded to re-evaluate during this period? Especially with Saturn and “the great exposer” Pluto opposing this eclipse point, tonight’s full moon reveals and releases the trades we make in order to bask in “stability” or “power” (quotation marks necessary).

Consider this explosion to be like the ultimate facial–hideous in the short-term, gorgeous in the long haul.

So tonight ask yourself: How do I sell myself out? How do I try to control others to feel safe? Even if you don’t ask yourself, tonight the heavens are going to show you. So howl one relationship, habit, or gig that comes at too high a price. This lupine lunar eclipse is feral, she doesn’t mind. Then take a salt bath and light your cauldron or candle to release its residue. Just remember–always!–to hydrate!

For an ally in this trek from the overfamiliar to the deliciously, free, schedule a Ruby Intuition reading. Get in touch!

Astro PSA: Full Moon in Buzzy, Busy Gemini

I write from a neighborhood bar that has a great and relatively quiet happy hour. Drinking sazerac, mawing nuts, rereading the day’s pages, and listening to a man my age mack on a girl who at the very oldest is 25. I’d judge the shit out of him except when I walked in, he raised his eyebrows suggestively and I shook my head. Also the last person I snogged was half my age, which made them roughly 25 (ok, younger). If this paragraph didn’t land where you expected, welcome to my 2019.

Then again, time is a construct.

Earlier today NYC was a storybook—-kids bobbing on parents’ shoulders, everyone bundled like toddlers in mittens and hats, and snow, glorious snow. But by midday it was back to bleak, urine-drenched, and sooty. Enter free-wheeling Sagittarius season and tonight’s full moon in Gemini. Both aspects remind us to be here now since linear time is big old myth and nothing else is real either save the story you tell yourself. And love, the greatest gravity of all.

I don’t know about you but I’m feeling that inside and out. Even on television, at least Watchmen, the most momentous show anywhere right now (see what I did there?), the notion of linear time is being savagely imploded.

Fourth dimension is, like, so twenty-teens.

Taking place in the earliest hours of tomorrow–that’s 12/12 at exactly 12:12 am!–tonight’s “long cold night full moon” also exits us out of a cycle of karma since the number 12 is all about reincarnation. Ask yourself: What hard lessons have I begun learning this year that I can finally put to use? Venus, Saturn, and Pluto are conjuncting, which suggests the lessons may be taking place in our relationships and finances. Certainly that was true for me, though ain’t that always the case? Bottom line: we are moving past the limited thinking that we were taught kept us safe but really has held us back. Don’t be scared. Be glad–and dress warmly.

Welcome to the Fun House

I woke Friday with the words suspended above my head like a cartoon bubble, like a neon sign:

Yesterday was fun.

Which may not sound like the sort of weighty dispatch I typically unpack here but if you’d had a year like I’ve had–and chances are, you have—then such words are a bolt from on high. Life-changing.

Because this Year of 12 Novembers was simply not fun. But it being December—the season of goofy Sagittarius, no less– I’m finally better. Not perfect, mind you, but by middle-age only fools strive for perfection. Fun on the other hand–

Fun is precious indeed. Continue Reading →

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