New Moon in Virgo: When the Heart Breaks, the Moon Lights up the Medicine

New Moon in Virgo: When the Heart Breaks, the Moon Lights up the Medicine

my lips could resist rushing to you, but my eyes, my eyes
can no longer hide the wondrous fact of who you really are.

The Beautiful One whom I adore
has pitched His royal tent inside of you,

so I will always lean my heart
as close to your soul
as I can. 

I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to write this lunar love note for the New Moon in Virgo (September 9, 12:01 pm MST), but I heard Her call and followed Her footsteps this morning.

Last week, I flew home to be with my stepdad who’s in the hospital at a devastating time in this relationship he’s had with lung cancer for over a year now.

We were told last summer when he was diagnosed he did not have much time—a few weeks, a few months at best.

Fortunately, the treatment he did receive has allowed him to be with us for 13 more moons.

At this moment, I can’t touch with words the grief I’m feeling in seeing his struggle to breathe and his desire to live while witnessing my mom’s fierce love in making sure they wake up each morning to the adoring gaze of the other for many moons to come. 

Nor can I write at this time about the profound honor I feel witnessing the soul’s work he is doing right now.

But what I can feel and need to write to you is that this New Moon in Virgo calls us to remember we are people of great medicine.

Each word, each touch, each act of grace—we hold medicine inside that heals and transforms.

As part of our DNA, when acknowledged and invoked, these living energies of Virgo Allies such as the Goddess, the Medicine Woman, the Shaman, the Priest and Priestess are activated, giving us unique medicine, helping us make courageous choices, discovering who we are, daring us to love through the pain, to rest in truth, carrying out and carrying on our great work.

Living. Learning. Loving. Forgiving. Giving and receiving grace. Keeping our hurting, bursting hearts open at all costs, at all times.

In ritual and in ceremony, we remember to make space to rest inside, gently, powerfully touching who we really are.

We remember what it means to be walking on the holy ground of Mother Earth, carrying our medicine in our hearts but reaching inside our well-used pouches to give to our brothers and sisters the medicine they need until they realize they have their own too.

May your heart and your medicine be as full, as rich, as wide and as deep as the Mother’s Earth.

Staying present to Love at all costs,


Important Celestial Events

Next New Moon
October 8, 9:46 pm (Libra)

Next Full Moon
September 24, 8:52 pm
(Harvest Moon in Aries)
October 24, 10:45 am (Taurus)

Planets Currently Retrograde 
*Uranus in Taurus/Aries
until January 6, 2019
*Neptune in Pisces
until November 24, 2018
*Pluto in Capricorn
until September 30, 2018
*Chiron in Aries/Pisces
until December 9, 2018

*Venus in Scorpio/Libra
from Oct 5 – Nov. 15, 2018

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Full Moon in Pisces: What Kind of Love is This?

Full Moon in Pisces: What Kind of Love is This?

I know the way you can get
When you have not had a drink of Love

In exploring how this Full Moon in Pisces (floating in August 26th at 5:56 am MST) is asking us to love, we could talk about the Mysticthe Healer, the Visionaryor the Artist–all have a lot to say

But what my heart is asking me to write about (and maybe one day I’ll write a book about) is the sweetness we’re being offered by healing the program of Unrequited Love.

This Full Moon search far, wide and deep (if you’re willing) for those places and spaces where you’re not giving or receiving love because Full Moons are a time for completing, a time for releasing and this may be your time to complete and release the story of Unrequited Love once and for all.

The Pisces in me has a tale to tell to the Pisces in you (we hold all the zodiacal archetypes no matter what our birth chart reveals).

Specifically, I’m talking about the archetypal story of Unrequited Love.

You know this story—it’s a heartbreaker. We’ve seen it played out a million different ways. You’ve likely experienced it yourself multiple times.

You fall in love with someone who just can’t love you back or you can’t love them.

There are many reasons. You give; they take. They adore you; you run.  You live here; she lives there. He’s cross-addicted; she has intimacy issues.

The rock-bottom line: You feel you’re a fool for love, consumed with the emotional and physical absence of it in your life, convinced you’ve found and lost the “One” or convinced yourself altogether that this lifetime Big Love is not destined for you. 

Some will activate the programs of the Escapist or Addict (that Pisces knows so well), turning to ANYTHING to numb the pain—alcohol, food, sex, drugs, shopping, the Internet—ANYTHING, so you do not have to touch any of those torturous feelings that have more to do with core wounds around rejection, abandonment, guilt, shame, loss, betrayal, and separation than they do around the one who got away or never showed up at all.

Some will learn to channel the pain, activating the Troubadour who searches for solace, healing and even greater love in finding a relationship with herSelf, himSelf through a Higher Power, the Divine of their understanding. Through the archetypal story of Unrequited Love, the hands, heart and mind of the Troubadour via the Artist have channelled for the world great masterpieces by being struck then healed from the bittersweet journey of Unrequited Love.

Some will forgo the sweetness of healing of this old story and just become bitter.

I know the way you can get
When you have not had a drink of Love:

Your face hardens,
Your sweet muscles cramp.
Children become concerned
About a strange look that appears in your eyes
Which even begins to worry your own mirror
and nose.

Squirrels and birds sense your sadness
And call an important conference in a tall tree.
They decide which secret code to chant
To help your mind and soul.

Even angels fear that brand of madness
That arrays itself against the world
And throws sharp stones and spears into
The innocent
And into one’s self.

Oh I know the way you can get
If you have not been drinking Love.

You might rip apart
Every sentence your friends and teachers say,
Looking for hidden clauses.
You might weigh every word on a scale
Like a dead fish.

You might pull out a ruler to measure
From every angle in your darkness
The beautiful dimensions of a heart you once

I know the way you can get
If you have not had a drink from Love’s


The potential to drown in the stories we tell about Unrequited Love can become quite destructive if we’re not willing to lay down the Victim and Martyr programs associated with the shadow of Pisces (I always get hurt, I’m damaged, I always pick the wrong person, no one loves me, no one ever stays), suss out the learning and take responsibility for how we’ve shut the front door on the Healer in us who’s meant to transmute these wounds.

What if you grew uncomfortable with your uncomfortable feelings and decided to lay your stories out on the altar of Kind Truth and Unconditional Love to see how Unrequited Love has played out in your life?

If you want to engage in the archetype of Sacrifice, do sacrifice the sorrows and the secrets, the beliefs and behaviours that do not align to a more loving vision or a higher degree of self-worth in the new Love Story you wish to tell.

What if you turned on a self-illuminating light to look for the learning your soul received, where you might’ve been responsible in how you’ve carried on its destructive legacy long after a particular relationship ended and start to understand that any Great Love Story worth telling starts with the quality of love you give to yourself?

Your new story has a new vibration.

If you’re feeling and seeing the same old, same old in your life, know that the energy of the beliefs you have and the hurts you carry may be the same old, same old. The remedy:  a steady stream of self-compassion and courageous acts of love.

What you desire will call you to rise up to greet it.

The quicker you accelerate your personal awakening and higher vibration, the quicker your new Love Story will unfold.

And you may not recognize the characters and the twists in the plot as you go to new spaces and places inside and out, but a Pisces resplendent in True Love has a trust in a Higher Plan and knows that the story will be richer and the characters far more delightful than ever imagined.

Relationships are designed to be major agents of change in our soul’s evolution, but so often we don’t open ourselves up to the wonder that relationships can be—especially if we’ve been deeply hurt.

If you’ve broken the spell of Unrequited Love, this Pisces Full Moon may activate in you this desire to alleviate the suffering of others, for you will have much wisdom to share and gifts to bestow in the opportunities, healing, grace, and forgiveness you’ve received.

In all this dedication and devotion to reaching blissful transcendent states of Love, Pisces activates the Lover, the Dreamer and the Mystic within so we can help others see that they are Lovers, Dreamers and Mystics too.

May this Full Moon mark a new relationship to the brilliant new Love Story where the love you’re generously giving is abundantly and continually returned.

Celebrating my retirement
     of the Unrequited Lover (since 2015)
       & ecstatic to be celebrating yours…


*Image credit from Shutterstock

Important Celestial Events 

Next New Moon
September 9, 12:01 pm (Virgo)

Next Full Moon
September 24, 8:52 pm (Harvest Moon in Aries)

Autumn Equinox 
September 22, 7:55 pm (Sun in Libra)
*All times are in Mountain Standard Time*

Planets Currently Retrograde (Wow!!)
*Mars in Aquarius/Capricorn until August 27, 2018
*Saturn in Capricorn until September 6, 2018
*Uranus in Taurus/Aries until January 6, 2019
*Neptune in Pisces until November 24, 2018
*Pluto in Capricorn until September 30, 2018
*Chiron in Aries/Pisces until December 9, 2018

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New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Leo: I AM that I AM

New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Leo: I AM that I AM

What’s going on in the skies these days, you ask?

Seven retrograde planets twisting and turning us inward. Three eclipses magnifying the effects.

And whether we realize it or not, all of these celestial activations have been impacting our individual and collective destiny.

Changes so profound they can never be undone.

We’ve experienced quite the mix of ingredients in this alchemical soup, haven’t we?

For some of us, it’s been a potent combination involving a wild number of shifts: massive life reviews, sudden changes in direction, intense altercations, the ending of relationships, unpredictable moves, unexpected resets, emotional outbursts, startling insights, profound guidance and amazing opportunities — each one of our experiences altering our lives as we wrote it in the stars before we came here.

You may at this point in the Divine Storm be clinging to the life-raft of this question, “What does it all mean?”

We are rising, my friends, we are rising.

Yes, we’ve felt the extreme heat this summer on every level and while some days we’re waving the white flag asking for some rest and a reprieve, our souls are eager for the lessons as we raise our vibration and our consciousness.

A new cycle of potential is ushering itself in with the New Moon and partial Solar Eclipse in fiery Leo on August 11 at 3:57 am MST, clarifying and strengthening what we came here to do and who we came here to be, reminding us to ask the question: This ‘little’ light of mine, how will I let it shine?

Well, what would Stardust do?

Be humble for you are made of earth.
Be noble for you are made of stars.

The archetypal forces of the Queen and the King in us are activating the desire and the need to express our gifts in their full illumination.

The Shadow Queen and King may seek the attention and the accolades at first, motivated by surface desires, maybe even consumed by greed and grandiosity as they stand on top of the tower, taking credit for others’ ideas, giving in order to receive, wondering how they could receive more.

But in this New World that is evolving and in this New Way we are learning, the Compassionate, Mystical Queen and King choose to serve differently, standing as models and teachers both of love, of generosity, of vision, of leadership, of grace. 

And alongside the Queen and her Kingthe archetypal forces of the Performer and Actor assist the Royal Couple to see that beyond their domain is the Universe that serves as the Stage that allows us to embody the roles we came here to play—full out, in the light and in the joy as the Creators and Stars we inherently are. 

But negative and often traumatic experiences creating a fear of being seen, rejected, judged, criticized, or hurt may be consciously or subconsciously lurking off stage in the shadows in the forms of experiences and encounters.

Still, here we are, showing up for rehearsal, transmuting our traumas layer by layer in these areas no matter how stuck or frozen, repetitive or repressed the role sometimes feels.

Leo’s ability to stimulate the imagination through the eyes and heart of the Child has the potential to activate a vision for your life so rich, so deep and so fulfilling that these fears can be melted by the warmth and energy generated by the fires of this vision.

What about love?

i will tell you, my daughter
of your worth
not your beauty
every day. (your beauty is a given. every being is
born beautiful).
knowing your worth
can save your life.
raising you on beauty alone
you will be starved.
you will be raw.
you will be weak.
an easy stomach.
always in need of someone telling you how
beautiful you are.
–emotional nutrition

~nayyirah waheed

This New Moon, Leo may call you to dance more intimately than ever before with the archetype of the Lover, making it perfectly clear which relationships—including the one you have with yourself—are being touched by the eternal flames of the Leo fire.

Breathe in and acknowledge that you, dear Friend, continue to love despite major disappointments while others continue to live the stories of their loneliness and pain through the shadow program of the Unrequited Lover who judges himself, who tears herself up in a love that’s never been found, a love that’s never been fully returned.

If you believe you cannot have something, you cannot have it. 

The most exalted expression of the Lover knows that no outer form will ever satisfy what we are here to know within.

I used to swear up and down that this radical self-love that Leo boasts about was bull shit. The songs I sang on my bedroom floor, the romances I devoured and the movies with which I obsessed as a teenager sparked this deep desire to love another human and have him love me just as passionately.

And, of course, my relationships failed no matter how much I loved them or they proclaimed to love me because I didn’t even know how to love or express my true self in their presence.

The Love-Work we undertake allows us to eventually (and thankfully) start to see glimpses of our wholeness, the beauty, the value and the divinity within. We learn to extend our hand to nourish ourselves first—mind and body, heart and soul. 

We call in the Queen and the King to set the limits and define our boundaries in learning how to navigate the land of Love, learning to love ourselves as the Divine in our unique human form before we love another.

Ask for the love and the light, the passion and the purpose, the warmth and the strength, the power of Spirit and the integrity of the Lion’s heart in any ceremony you do around this Leo Moon and Solar Eclipse.

What do you want to create for yourself and for the children of the world? What are you ready to let go of–permanently? If you are ready to hear the answers within and trust the guidance you are receiving, let the vision unfold.

The Leo energy acknowledges there are many ways to create, innovate and grow while the Love we already are is uniquely expressed and the work we came to do is done.

Loving you (and myself) from the eye of the Storm,


IMAGE CREDIT (with permission): “Leo” by the magical Josephine Wall.

Important Celestial Events 

Next New Moon
September 9, 12:01 pm (Virgo)

Next Full Moon
September 24, 8:52 pm
(Harvest Moon in Aries

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This Aquarius Moon, That Lunar Eclipse, Your Love—It All Matters

This Aquarius Moon, That Lunar Eclipse, Your Love—It All Matters

There are times on our path when we’ve outgrown the way we’ve been living—beliefs, stories, debt, sickness, jobs, partners, places, friends.

At times, we kindly receive glimpses of the new timeline.

For some of us, a crash, a crisis, a lightning bolt revelation shows us it’s time to let go…and hang on… because a new path is unfolding–a greener pasture, some bluer skies, a new set of friends, a soulmate reunion, a great big burst of creative inspiration, a career-defining opportunity, a deeper connection with the Divine.

But how do we cross over to the new space
we feel in our hearts to be truer than what we’re living now?

May I introduce you to the Full Moon in Aquarius (I’m sure you’ve all been feeling Her) lighting up our lives on July 27 at 2:20 MST accompanied by an intensely illuminating partner—a Total Lunar Eclipse—the longest one we’ve had in a long time.

Both will masterfully go straight to the heart of any matter that has been buried (unknowingly or deliberately) and break open streams of light that will raise our individual and planetary consciousness.

We may feel massively uncomfortable at times and for a while.

This break and this light will create some sacred medicine and some profound transformation, however. And while a Full Moon may affect us for a few days before and after, an Eclipse’s deep waves of change will ebb and flow for several months.

Moving through Aquarius, the Moon and this Eclipse have some keys to where their Helping Hand will be offered.

If we choose, we can reach out our own hand to receive their support.

And we might want to.

Aquarius energy moves fast—it’s the Creative Genius, the Electron, the Free Radical of Love.

We may be struck by big ideas and huge inspiration; feel the need to shake things up and call things off; pull people close one moment and push them away the next; break out on our own or be pushed out the door; believe I’ve got this and then see how quickly life spins out of our control—all Aquarian themes.

As an air sign, Aquarius focuses on ideas, inspiration, transformation and movement, rather than big displays of emotion (after all the Scientist, the Rebel and the Revolutionary have big work to do).

However, the Full Moon and the Lunar Eclipse will penetrate and push you to feel what you need to so the old that no longer serves forever rests in peace.

No one’s personal Aquarius Revolution will go well if it is solely based on logic or a plan borne from fear, arrogance, greed, selfishness, aggression or control.

Instead, we’ll be called to access our Higher Mind and the Wisdom Heart, so we can learn how to navigate the changes we know we’re being summoned within to make.

Aquarius in its higher expression seeks to create from a higher octave of love, in integrity, in heart-centered wisdom, in creative freedom, in joyful service.

The Aquarian call is a Revolution of Love that has us shining bright individually in a way that’s present to and serves what the collective needs right now.

We might ask of our communities, our oceans, our forests, our skies,
our global family, the Universe, or the God of our understanding,

We’re asking, we’re listening and we’re committed to action.

More love? I agree. Compassionate, wise leadership? Let my inner wisdom and compassion shine. Deeper support for children? Let’s do that. A stronger, courageous voice? I’m learning to sing at the top of my lungs. More pauses, more silence? On it. More prayer? Already on my knees.

When we embody the Aquarian spirit, mindset and action of the Friend and the Humanitarian, we’ll do what needs to be done to rise above any selfish desires that do not nourish our soul or the soul of the world.

Growth over complacency and comfort. Expansion over a restrictive status quo.

How are you not in your freedom right now, my friend?
What’s the Inner Revolution needing to take place? 

In the quietest, deepest of ways, call on the wisdom, the messages and the inner activations (in the form of ideas, qualities such as courage, wisdom, inspiration, a download of higher energies) that the Aquarian Full Moon and the total Lunar Eclipse have for you.

And while we seek the true call of Freedom to clean things up, we need a hand—and some humility. We’re not going to do this alone.

To this end, seek out your tribe, your friends, well-intentioned groups and collectives as well as mentors on this plane and beyond if you need support.

If you feel alone, as an Aquarian Moon can sometimes highlight, continue to love yourself and delight in your unique gifts, knowing that you will find your way and the people who will love and delight in your gifts too.

We are not meant to live this life alone.

There was once a woman who believed that she was not loved. And as she went through her experience, her choices manifested to prove that that was true. And one day, when she realized that all of her life had been without form in love and that there had been no love, she chose, for a moment, to see herself as the God she knew was there somewhere might see her. And the reflection that came to her was one so beautiful that she realized once and for all that the only one who was not loving her was her. And she became free in that moment to embody as love. ~Paul Selig

Call on the tools and the mindset of the Revolutionary, the Humanitarian, the Alchemist, the Creative Genius, and the Free Radical to change what needs to be changed once and for all so that you can end needless suffering and show others, “Yes, if I can do it, you can too.”

And in learning how to identify and respond to our own needs, we are reminded to give others the same room to grow, for they have lessons to learn, things they must break free of and their lives to create anew—just like you. If you squeeze too tight, cling too hard, and worry too much, you’ve stepped into a shadow expression of Aquarian energy where your way is the only way. 

“There are a hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” (Rumi)

We’re in a great, intense, painful, beautiful time of Awakening in an Ocean of Rebirth and instead of drowning in the confusion and the chaos of our mind and our emotions, we find strength in knowing that we all chose to be here as the Free Radicals of Beauty, the Keepers of the Light, the Eccentrics for Change and the Revolutionaries for Love.

My hand in your hand,

New Moon in Cancer: Love Like You’ve Never Known Before

New Moon in Cancer: Love Like You’ve Never Known Before

Dear Friends,

Your birth was no accident.

We came in with a divine design that may seem at times to be mostly about the careers we have, the money we make, the art we create, the trips we take and the relationships we have—and in part, they are. Each desire planted in our hearts has been carefully chosen, so we could remember ourselves as the powerful Creators we inherently are.

Love in Action. 

Diminishing any desires we have for a relationship, career, home, kids, wealth, success—whatever the longing is—serves no one.

Love what and whom you love. With ALL YOUR HEART.

Sometimes it’s hard to believe how much chaos, struggle, loss, anxiety, abuse, fear, abandonment, rejection, humiliation, and failure we’re exposed to on the delicate path to these dreams. And even though most of the time we understand that these experiences act as catalysts of massive inner growth, does life have to be this hard so much of the time?

This New Moon in Cancer and Solar Eclipse on July 12 at 8:47 pm MST asks if you’re ready to release the long-time relationship you may have to pain and suffering as a way to learn, inviting a new way to generate wisdom and compassion from the heart and offering your learning to those who need it.

To live our greatest human potential is why we are here and because this New Moon and Solar Eclipse and the two eclipses that follow on the July 27 and August 11 are initiating all kinds of radiant possibilities and abundant timelines, you may want to ask this question and be prepared to do something about the answer:

What am I holding back that my lover, my friends, my family, my community, the world needs right now?

Your brothers and sisters on this planet need to know.

Hiding our wounding, pretending we are “fine,” ignoring the suffering in front of us no longer works. Not that it ever did. 

To help us open up and heal, the Great Mother archetype descends, baptizing our presence and our awareness with hers, holding keys in how to nurture ourselves while we offer that love to others through the many ways we do.

Who is she? 

You already know her.

She may have shown up for you as the women you call mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, teacher, coach, friend. Because archetypes transcend gender, the Great Mother may live in your dad, grandfather, uncle, brother—men and women who have the medicine of big love and compassion healing our hearts and the hearts of our global family.

Interdimensionally, the Great Mother comes in many forms. 

Pachamama, Mother Earth, Gaia, Green Tara, Sophia, Durga, White Buffalo Woman, Ceres, Mother Mary, Mother Teresa, the Cosmic Mother, Ma Kuan Yin.

When we say her mantra, move our bodies to her rhythm, invoke her in prayer, meditate on her image, read her stories and teachings, she guides us inward to the places that need to heal.

And while you may see her in the outer and know her by name, is she awake in you? 

“Why?” you may ask.

Because she is saying no more to the Hermit who retreats into his shell, turns her head, closes his eyes and covers her ears.

In surrendering our control and letting Mother Love in instead, we can come out of our shells that were created to help us survive.

With a surge of confidence knowing she has our backs, we can move in love and give from a place of abundance. We learn to receive, to apologize, to forgive, to dream, to stand, to grow, to make amends, to make love. 

The Great Mother is asking all of us to show up as HER in every home, classroom, workspace, street corner, level of government, conversation and conflict, for she is a fierce agent for love.

And in this journey, while we become living embodiments of Mother Love, we must remember our own need to hear Love’s whispers and to be held—sweetly, tenderly, lovingly. And that’s where the Great Mother reassures us: When you hold space for others to heal, I will heal you, too.

The Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers (a living embodiment of the Great Mother) has wisdom to share about these tender, tumultuous times and the Mother Love way through:

“As you move through these changing times…
be easy on yourself and be easy on one another.
You are at the beginning of something new.
You are learning a new way of being.
You will find that you are working less
in the yang modes that you are used to.

You will stop working so hard
at getting from point A to point B
the way you have in the past,
but instead, will spend more time experiencing yourself
in the whole, and your place in it.
Instead of traveling to a goal out there,
you will voyage deeper into yourself.

Your mother’s grandmother knew how to do this.
Your ancestors from long ago knew how to do this.
They knew the power of the feminine principle…
and because you carry their DNA in your body,
this wisdom and this way of being are within you.

Call on it. Call it up.
Invite your ancestors in.
As the yang based habits and the decaying institutions on
our planet begins to crumble, look up.
A breeze is stirring.
Feel the sun on your wings.”

Prepare space within and invite the Great Mother home. Write your intentions, strengthen your commitments. Feel your pain, your emotional triggers, and be FREE.

You are at the beginning of a new way of being. And it is good.

Love Jenn

IMAGE CREDIT (with permission): “Sadness of Gaia” by the gifted artist Josephine Wall.

Full Moon in Capricorn: No One Gets Left Behind

Full Moon in Capricorn: No One Gets Left Behind

I have come into the world to see this: all creatures hold hands as
we pass through this miraculous existence we share on the way
to even a greater being of soul.

To You Wise Ones,

We’re seeing the polarization in our society to such an extent that even those who wish to remain asleep have been shaken awake.

And as much darkness as we’re seeing in some horrifying instances, I am reminded that there is light. Oh yes, there is so much light. 

Leaders, teachers, wise ones and way-showers of love are courageously walking on this planet right now.

They are YOU.

As we approach this Full Moon in Capricorn on June 27 at 10:53 pm (MST), many of us have this burning desire to make a stronger statement with our lives, a greater impact than ever before in a way that brings us joy and fulfillment in the process.

Legacy is the name of the Capricorn game. What I can do for myself, I can show to others.

Capricorn is here for the long-term and the long haul as this energy activates in us a desire to reach for and live our greatest human potential. 

Our greatest human potential–a concept that might be challenging for us to wrap our minds around when we see how our most vulnerable members of our global family are being treated.

As a result, we’re being called to examine where we’ve fallen short in taking care of ourselves and one another, to see where we’ve lost our way, lost our balance, lost our alignment to the path of true love.

The elephant knows.

These wise creatures majestically embody one of Capricorn’s primary evolutionary aims: to responsibly demonstrate the love of and loyalty to the family unit, special attention showered on the ones most vulnerable.

And under the vast umbrella of elephant love are also those in the tribe not bound by blood because to an elephant love means love.

This Full Moon we have the opportunity to sit with the Capricorn wisdom that’ll show us where our own anger, sadness and frustration lie in how we’re missing the mark in the ways we care for one another. 

To see where we might have lost connection with the family into which we were born and that great human family to which we inextricably belong.

To release the old systems and ways of thinking and acting to create something new and all-encompassing.

To gain mastery of self rather than allow others to take control.

To assume responsibility and practice accountability for how our lives are unfolding.

To accept the sacredness within so we may see the sacredness of all.

To feel our feelings and then harness that emotion towards making a difference to whom and what we love.

To commit ourselves to fulfilling the next levels of our potential.

To move on or create new tribes and family-type units when the old tribes act in ways that do not encourage us to feel, to intuit, to think freely, to speak up, to stand out.

To say NO MORE through our words and through our actions to abuse, to bullying, to manipulation in any way it’s playing out.

Capricorn seeks an inner liberation to move us forward in our outer evolution.

And if we don’t know how to be free or what the next steps are, we can call on the support of the exalted Capricorn energy which does.

Within this reflection and commitment to finding our footing, we can invoke any number of the Capricorn archetypes, images or symbols to download the tools, the skills, the gifts and the wisdom they hold.

They are many.

The Parent (Father/Masculine), the Leader, the King, the Elder, the Wise One, the Teacher, the Counsellor, the Strategist, the Giver. 

You might implore one or more: I’m asking for the exalted qualities of the Wise One, the Teacher, the Strategist to penetrate every cell of my being. Please shower me with your goodness, your integrity, your wisdom, your love FOR LOVE. 

Consider which archetypes might be acting out by you or through someone else–archetypes that need to be released and retired:

The Martyr, the Tyrant, the Bully, the Workaholic, the Power-Tripper, the Schemer, and the Miser, as well as the shadow side of the President, the CEO, the Capitalist, the General, the Economist, the Consumer, the Hermit (or any of the Capricorn archetypes mentioned above that can swing wide and far from its truest, most loving forms).

And so Capricorn in his guise, her benevolent form is here now with kind eyes gazing down at us, soft leathered hands extended ready and oh so willing to lift us toward our great human potential.

Not to rescue or do the work for us but step by deliberate step, hand in hand, trunk intertwined with other trunks walking with us to a new day, a new time and a New Earth.

My hand always in yours,