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Your November 2017 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

November 2017 Astrological Trends

The month’s underlying energy of Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries (exact November 11 but present all month) will provide deep support for making progress on transitions you’re making in your life. If you’re learning in technical areas or need to work with a group, this is favored this month as Saturn and Uranus make the exact aspect one last time in 2017. You can experiment with creative endeavors and your own self-expression, so take the green light and move forward as much as possible. Your thoughts should be clear and your energy sustainable. If you’re teaching, things should flow well. If you’re learning, you should be able to understand complex subjects by breaking them down.

Mercury in Scorpio trine Chiron (first week) in Pisces while Saturn in Sagittarius squares Chiron (all month) provides an opportunity to discern whether we’ve answered the following questions. Have we used this year of Saturn-square-Chiron to actually address our inner-child/inner-adult issues to let go of the past and recognize the need for healing? Or do we still express the shadow side of our Chiron wounds through agonizing over old hurts, brewing resentments, avoiding responsibility, engaging in self-punishing behavior (substance abuse, for example), martyrdom, or escapism? If so, we have an opportunity to consider stopping here and engaging in some form of therapy or getting mentoring in order to clear our psyche for the next phase of life.

Saturn will be moving out of Sagittarius in December and before it moves on, it would be nice to receive some of the gifts its passage offers. Saturn in this placement provides us insights into the truth that our truth is not the only truth. It is asking us to see through beliefs that are faulty. Seeing the world as black and white can lead to erroneous conclusions about the people around us, so it’s important to view them in a complex and flexible manner. It takes a level of maturity and humility to live that level of awareness from the inside out, however. To walk that talk requires us to acknowledge patiently the rights of others to live with equal amounts of freedom that we do—not only ask that they provide us with our freedoms. When we look at our own dogmatic feeling of righteousness, we may be surprised to see how we cause suffering to others and need to learn skills in order to live and let live.

The North Node in Leo is asking us to do our own individual part, but no more. Saturn asks us to put our shoulder to the wheel for that part, but no more. Saturn asks us to know our limits and boundaries. One of those boundaries is knowing that it’s not our place to tell others how to live—even in our own minds. Control dramas are born out of our delusions of more control than we have or need. Happiness is born out of relaxing into being merely part of a larger whole. It’s nice to be together when we are not responsible for it all…

Full Moon November

On November 5, Mercury moves from Scorpio into Sagittarius. You may find yourself seeking knowledge to expand your world view. You mind may turn toward philosophy and debate, enjoying any information which helps you see the big picture. You may begin to place increased importance on freedom of speech and thought.

Prior to moving into Scorpio on November 7, Venus opposes Uranus in Aries from November 1st through 5th. It’s possibly a risky or anxious time in romance/love, creativity, or finance.  Once Venus moves into Scorpio, intensity becomes key in relationships. Both emotionally and in the bedroom, feelings deepen and you may head into thoughts of the “soul mate” variety. Feel free to thoroughly enjoy your partner with gusto during the next month! Especially from November 9th through November 14th, when Venus conjuncts Jupiter, you may find yourself focusing on Venusian issues—which again are love, creativity, and finance.  These days also bring together the two planets of luck in the sign of Scorpio—so Scorpio themes such as investigation, transformation, sharing, depth, mysticism, astrology, healing, power, the ocean, death/rebirth, psychology, mystery, etc. are favored.

Venus then trines Neptune November 13th through 17th.  Instead of the steamy, physical side of Venus, this aspect brings out compassion and fantasy. Relaxation, beauty, singing and music, creativity, tenderness, charity, empathy, and entertainment are all indicated.

Mars squares Pluto November 15 through 22 (exact November 19). This is a time when people are either finding their inner warrior’s song—with Mars in Libra adding the wind instrument and Pluto adding the earth element, or voice, to ground them—or people are preying on others if they are using this energy on the low or immature side. It’s possible to use this to find a lot of inner strength, so make sure to stay connected to your highest ethics and keep from cutting corners. Mars in Libra slows down enough if you have a humanitarian outlook to allow you to consider how to rise like a phoenix from any attacks those predators may throw at you. I’m sorry this is such a time of opposites and embattlement. We are being called to clarify our messages of human and natural rights at this time. Let’s have faith we will emerge with stronger rights and freedoms at a higher level of unity.

New Moon November

On November 21, the Sun moves into Sagittarius and focus moves from the water element to mutable fire. We highlight the search for meaning, truth, travel, and teaching/mentoring. Sagittarius is an active and generally happy sign. Most Sagittarians I know have a deep love for animals and children, so if you would like to spend some time focusing on them during this month, all the more power to you.

November 22, Neptune turns direct in Pisces. This is a shift to a more subtle Neptune energy, although Neptune remains strong in its home sign of Pisces. You may find your sleeping patterns return to normal, and psychic energy or subconscious energy mellows so you can relax easier. If you’ve been having trouble with relaxation, sleeping, or meditation, this is a good time to re-enter your practices and find your rhythm again.

Mercury conjuncts Saturn November 28th to provide a bookend to the mental energy around focusing on the Saturn/Chiron theme of 2017 discussed earlier in the month. This is seeming to say—seriously, people—consider your level of maturity and flexibility around how well you have healed your inner child. It seems time to release your resentments and move forward if you haven’t already. This sets us up for the things destiny is asking us to face beginning in December as Pluto transforms the world around us. If we thought our own personal history/storyline was difficult to release, it will be only a preview to release a collective Karma/storyline.

Mars in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries from November 29 to December 3. Think about cardinal rules. Treat others as you would like to be treated. Make love, not war. Helping others is a cure. Things like this help us pass through the Mars-Uranus opposition, which has active trigger Mars in the passive-but-cardinal sign Libra while revolutionary Uranus passes the last degrees of fiery Aries. When we take charge of our intention, the general boomerang energy should be quelled because whatever we do will bounce back upon us relentlessly. Let that be love, creativity, and passion instead of aggression, resentment, or something even worse like we see in the media hype surrounding us presently.

A Destiny Note and Peek into December:

Pluto in Capricorn inconjunct North Node in Leo occurs November 26 – December 21 (exact December 10). This is fission-time in our collective destiny. The North Node is the pointer to our destiny, and Pluto shows us where we need to relinquish control. We will feel that there is something we should be doing, but in the fires burning all around us, and the feeling that we ourselves are being consumed by the changes occurring, too, we likely can’t see what it is we’re supposed to do. It’s time to relax and let the old life burn away. The best we can do is be here, show up, be a human being. Life will lead us—and our delusion that we control things will be revealed to be just that—a delusion. (We can look to the year 2020 as the year when things will straighten out again, just to give you a timeline of sorts.) Currently, the Scorpio energy can whisper to us that we are living the phoenix myth—that what gets burned will rise from the ashes. Have faith that we needn’t clean things up right now or attempt to put things together yet. This is the fire stage. We can do our best to do the tasks that are in front of us and keep our focus simple and easy. We are one small part in a larger drama. The North Node asks us to focus on our hearts and keep in touch with joy and our own individual passions in order to do the best healing at this time. Returning to our own hearts and keeping an eye on the universe’s timeline can provide a sense of relief through the existential dramas emerging with Pluto’s transformations of systems and governments. Both Aquarius and Leo, where the nodes are located, are fixed signs, and it’s difficult to deal with the changes of Pluto’s Capricorn, cardinal upheaval. But one thing that is steady is the ability to center one’s heart on the beauty of the human experience. One thing that is certain—no matter what laws or abstract ideas humans make—nature’s laws are greater and bigger. When we attune to nature, we can feel the pulse of reality.

Contact Me!

 Let me know what you think! Send an email to domikajama@gmail.com.


Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP - in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy - available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your October 2017 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

October 2017 Astrological Trends

Elements that last all month include Retrograde Chiron in Pisces square Saturn in Sagittarius, leading to its exact aspect on November 2, 2017. Both personally and publicly, a vast undertone of life is doing the practical, spiritual, and massive things needed to heal the bleeding wounds that have not to this point been able to be healed. Whatever that has been for you, I imagine you are surprised at the progress you’re making or the changes that are happening. It may seem things are getting worse, but as many wounds are being cleared out and attended to by the Saturn/Pisces square. Squares are not easy, however—they highlight conflicts. Saturn will brook no nonsense and Chiron points to where it hurts—especially in Pisces.

Libra energy is emerging during October, just as Aphrodite emerged from the ocean at birth from her father, Uranus. Aphrodite was a motherless goddess in lore, and she chose to live in air rather than in the ocean. You can imagine Boticelli’s Venus on the Half Shell painting. With this symbolism, however, Libra’s Aphrodite is an air sign that thinks subjectively, keeping that link to the depths of the ocean. So think of values, philosophy, humanism, and consciousness. People are the focus of Libra’s thought, not inputs and outputs.

Jupiter, the Sun, and Mercury are already in Libra as the month opens, and Venus and Mars will enter Libra on October 14th and 22nd, respectively. Jupiter opposes Uranus in Libra from September 26th – October 9th. It should serve as a circuit breaker for most of us creatively to help us understand how the Libra energy will begin to work and integrate into our lives. As we turn the lights back on, we may see how we have been held back, or how we have been holding ourselves back. The New Moon in Libra (when the Sun and Moon sit at the same degree at 26 degrees Libra) on the 19th kicks off our thinking around Libra issues right before the Sun moves into Scorpio. They both oppose Uranus in Aries (Libra’s father in the myth above, if you will notice).

We’re being asked to go slower and think and then take action on our values. This should be happening naturally for us—it’s not something we need to push. It something that should be shaping us anew. It would not surprise me if you are questioning the things you have believed up to now, or working out philosophical ideas that are taking form around what you truly value in life. Allow this to occur and please, please give form and space to these creative ideas. The world needs them and you. As the anxieties swirl around and you travel back and forth in thought—which Libra energy simply must do—give yourself lots of space to explore.

Full-Moon-October

With Mars entering the mix to match Jupiter and Venus in Libra, it gives action and balance to interdependent activities, partnerships, and harmonious possibilities for a time (keep in mind Uranus is lurking with surprises over in Aries still along with Pluto in Capricorn with a drum of transformation). This is a kind of welcome break that allows us to start some new endeavors after feeling like we have been slogging through the mud with heavy aspects for a long while.

Venus and Mars meet up in Virgo at the start of October, and dance together through October 11th, so they will provide a sense that the divine male and divine female energies are in alignment (especially October 4-6 when this aspect is at its most exact). They are in trine aspect to Pluto in Capricorn, and this means harmony in transformation. Enjoy the beginning of October as an unusually romantic and harmonious time if you are in a relationship, or perhaps a time to meet someone if you’re looking. If happily single, maybe use it as a time to enjoy other types of relationships or be extra loving toward yourself. All relationships benefit from this—it needn’t be romantic.

Venus is in square aspect to Saturn starting on the day of the Full Moon, October 5th through October 10th. This can test your resolve toward harmony in relationships through separation, financial challenges, fears of criticism, or motivation problems. Mars is square to Saturn from October 7th through October 14th. Your Mars/Saturn tests will likely revolve around limitations to your desires. I know I have to study during this time frame, for example, so I won’t be able to do the things I want to do and will likely feel “tied down.” The advice I’d give would be to delay starting new things for this week and focus on protecting what you already have.

On the other hand, Pluto is in square aspect to the Sun and Mercury in Libra from October 6th -11th, and on the 11th Pluto also opposes the moon in Cancer. On the high side, this is the energy for deep psychological exploration or research. On the low side, this is a trigger energy for control issues to come up. Keep an open mind and keep from getting dragged into control dramas with others. Instead just go see your therapist or go for a walk out in nature (or do what you enjoy) to calm yourself down if you, yourself, get triggered.

October 7th-13th, Venus opposes retrograde Chiron in Pisces. This adds fuel to the energy of people pleasing and over-giving being possible, so pull back and center yourself on these days. Also, Mars follows, since Mars and Venus are in dance-step, still. Mars is in opposition to Chiron from October 8th-21st. This is a signal to beware of physical clumsiness, however. Stay safe out there, earthlings. It’s also a time to be extra-self-accepting.

October 10, Jupiter moves into Scorpio. This is going to be a challenge to the moderation the Saturn aspects are asking of us, as Jupiter in Scorpio awakens and expands our passions. Perhaps the passion we might steer ourselves toward will be healing. We may focus on the bigger picture to synthesize the Libra energy with the Jupiter expansiveness. Scorpio will add authenticity and allow us strength behind our new Libra endeavors. We’ll be learning, exploring, and expanding in the questions, the meanings, the taboos, and the mysteries.

New-Moon-October

Mercury moves into Scorpio on October 17. It conjuncts Jupiter through October 20. This is a time for expanding your thoughts and generally t time of joy. Neptune in Pisces Trines Mercury in Scorpio from October 21st-25th.  Mercury/Neptune trine should provide intuition and poetic thinking. All systems are go for this time, intellectually. Allow your mind some free reign and enjoy yourself. Write, do business, etc.

The Sun moves into Scorpio and into conjunction with Jupiter October 22/23 (depending on your time zone). Although the Libra influence remains with the other planets (October 22, Mars also moves into Libra), we can take it a step deeper as we begin to feel ourselves link into Scorpio’s depths. Psychology, research, spirituality, oceans, and issues of life and death and transition/transformation are all Scorpio domains. While the Sun is meeting up with Jupiter, it should be a joyous time through October 29.

Then, the Sun moves into trine aspect with Neptune on Halloween and through November 5. This will make for a magically psychic Halloween, as Sun in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces is some deep water energy! You may wish to pick a costume that expresses the deeper aspects of yourself—your highest self—angel, elf, queen, princess—or some other beneficent magical creature—instead of a dark costume. Because the energies of Halloween are the kind that connect you to spirit and manifestation. You may find yourself putting others before yourself this holiday!

Contact Me!

 Let me know what you think! Send an email to domikajama@gmail.com.


Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP - in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy - available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your September 2017 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

September 2017 Astrological Trends

Leo Mars and Mercury in conjunction trining Uranus in Aries straight out of the shoot in September provides explosive energy to take advantage of for creative initiative. Brilliant starts are available from both your brain and heart if you pick up whatever medium you’re famous for—paint, clay, the written word, music, photography, the dramatic arts, social arrangement, architecture, botany, dancing, textiles, insert-your-art-here… The key is you will have to consciously put in the effort as it’s a trine. Use the first five days in September (especially September 2 when the aspect is exact) to focus on starting a creative project. Dream big dreams! They can manifest.

Avoid impatience and channel energy instead into open-mindedness. People’s peculiarities can come to be the things that teach us the most about ourselves, in the long run. Allow yourself to contain your impulses for something of your better angels.

Last month, there was a note about calling upon and developing spiritual practices for use in late August and early September, and this should be restated here. Keep using your connection to Spirit and to Life / God / Universe to attend to your inner world’s hygiene. It’s simply too easy to slip and slide, so instead keep connected to the “power greater than yourself.” Attend to signs and dialogs with life and notice when you are in and out of flow. Humbly allow for the fact that our personalities, egos and intellects are not really in charge. Feel feelings and let them pass like the weather. Hold on to nothing on the material level and instead hold to a higher level. Remember that there is something beyond or before or beneath the form of the things you see and feel.

You may need to work to believe in yourself a bit, because the Virgo Sun/Pisces Retrograde Neptune opposition is occurring. Neptune’s effect on your core energy may have you reeling as you puzzle out what you think is rational and try to organize life. With this polarity in a conflicting aspect, you may wonder about or be inundated with practical matters. It will be hard to focus on creativity or spiritual insight if this is the case, and the Sun takes center stage for you. If so, keep a recorder or small journal handy to write down your flashes of insight to follow up on when you’re free.

The important things to be clear about during Sun-Neptune oppositions: steer clear of things that appear too good to be true. Quick fixes such as fly-by-night relationships, substances that make you feel relief, bad habits that weaken your immune system (such as missing sleep), and believing your negative thoughts. People can be prone to deception so protect yourself and keep your wallet closed until around September 10.

Instead of shopping, take up a new deep breathing activity. Take sixteen or twenty deep breaths. When you exhale, focus on pushing your belly button back toward your spine as far as you can to empty your lungs. When you inhale, inhale all the way down into your lower belly instead of taking shallow breaths. Let the opposition be about synthesizing the Sun and Neptune like breathing synthesizes the inhale and the exhale. Allow opposites like beginnings and endings to find their center within you. Pause in that center. Our existence is so much about realizing and managing the pause in the flow of duality, even when we’re unaware.

Even more emotional intensity lights up our lives on the Full Moon September 6. Watch for such sensitivity to others that you can pick up a virus—be it physical or non-physical. I might sit out this Full Moon if possible. It doesn’t look so possible from this Astrologer’s stand point, so suggestions are to practice kindness and gentleness, go slowly, and allow yourself to do only your own life. Definitely avoid meddling in anyone else’s business on this day. You’ll probably have enough of your own to attend to. It’s a day to give hugs of encouragement instead of advice. Get lots of sleep.

Practicality and reality are returning. Until they do, perspective, except on a canvas or in a fantasy, will simply be difficult to come by. They begin to return as Mars enters Virgo on September 5. Actions will become more methodical and intellectual instead of creative and heartfelt. The accountant shall conquer the king, metaphorically speaking.

Mercury turns direct on September 5 at 28 degrees Leo and then enters Virgo on September 10. This supplements the Virgo domain becoming predominant in the energies surrounding us.

The Sun is in on the same energy wave, also. The Sun in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn from September 6-11 (exact on the 8th). This is a time to focus on the depth of investigation. You’re looking for complete understanding, personal transformation, relational revolution with systems or people in power. You can clean up outstanding issues or resolve problems during this period.

Immediately following this, is the Sun squaring Saturn while Venus trines Saturn. What a mixed bag the dates of September 11-15 will be. It’s in conjunction with the North Node’s long-term square to Saturn, as well. If you have passed Saturn’s tests of ethics, it may be a great time to propose marriage or take the next steps to solidify a relationship long-term. You may meet someone who would be a great partner (and it may be someone whose age is different than yours—significantly older or younger). If we have been faithful and ethical, we may see rewards at this time. Saturn may tell us we have “passed our test” in some manifest way.

Alternatively, if you’re having trouble with procrastination or you have outstanding issues with ethical dilemmas in your life, this may be the time life brings these issues to a head for you and you can no longer ignore them. If you haven’t done the inner work, the outer world can do works on your behalf.

Venus keeps this Astrologer guessing with a sextile to Jupiter September 11-18 and a trine to Uranus September 14-19. During this mid-September time period, romance is in the air. These are both aspects you need to consciously pick up on—you use the available energy—it doesn’t use you. With Jupiter, there is a sweet and expansive vibe. Your love grows, you could travel, both in the sense of physically or in the sense of metaphorically to a new place in your love connection. With Uranus, the unexpected happens. Anything from a brilliant new love passion that runs itself out quickly—to even an unexpected affair that is damaging to your life! Be careful, but also, be available for the good stuff, too. Venus can also rule creative and financial realms, so you may develop relationships or projects in those arenas as well. Since the Mercury/Mars conjunction also opposes Neptune at this time (causing mental confusion/noise), I’d recommend you put off making any financial decisions or major relationship decisions until after this aspect passes on about October 3. (Overall, September is looking like a rather frugal month.)

This brings us to the New Moon on September 20, and it’s the New Moon in—you guessed it—Virgo. This New Moon, and the definition of a New Moon is that it sits in conjunction to the Sun, is in opposition to Chiron. (So Moon/Sun are both in opposition to Chiron). This means you can experience some very intense feelings about core identity issues. Processing these things could involve everything from depression, loss of confidence, a sense of permanent change, a sense of victimization or scapegoating (or the desire to do so to others), the projection of inferiority onto other people, or a sense of weakness. I know we have some major surgery scheduled in our family on September 21, for example, so we will be facing major life changes at that time, along with you. It’s simply written in the stars, and for us, its external circumstances coming to bear. Of course, there is always a little fear with a surgery but hopefully more faith that afterwards there will be relief and healing. Chiron brings both—healing and distress.  You may be facing something current that is changing or something from the past. With a New Moon, especially after an eclipse, it is a good time to embark upon change.

September 23-26, Mercury squares Saturn, so it would be a great time to study independently or seek the advice of an expert. It’s a tough time for communicating with others. This will be a little difficult for us due to the Jupiter-Uranus opposition hitting its exact placement once again. It’s a long-term aspect that comes into exact aspect a few times during 2016 and 2017, and September 28 is the last of the three times of its exact opposition. Jupiter in Libra is the teacher asking for an expansion of humanitarianism and diplomacy based on value systems while Uranus in Aries is providing unexpected initiatives, spontaneity, and breakdowns of old structures to make way for the new. People are keen to change things in the world and see no reason to continue things as they currently stand. They want to speak out against injustice and lack patience and persistence to see changes through with this aspect.

Coincidentally, September 28 is also when Pluto turns direct after being retrograde since April. This means we can start to think about moving forward with our personal transformations in a faster way instead of purging and reflecting upon what needs to change. October will probably be a more active time for that, since Venus moves into opposition with Neptune and Mercury moves into opposition with Chiron at the tail end of September, reminding us to keep our wits about us yet again in financial and relationship matters. If you are feeling grief, allow yourself to feel your feelings. Maybe you want to get outside of your thoughts for a bit. Perhaps go to a mystery or ghost movie on September 29-30, instead of inviting one into your personal life.

Contact Me!

 Let me know what you think! Send an email to domikajama@gmail.com.


Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP - in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy - available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your August 2017 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

August 2017 Astrological Trends

August 2017 Astrology Trends

On August 3, Uranus retrogrades and during this 2017 period (through November), you may find yourself doing the internal work that will help you reach a new level of freedom from limitations you’ve faced for lifetimes. This is a very intense possibility, and that is the setup of Uranus in Aries in a trine relationship to the North Node in Leo. Suddenly, you’ll have the possibility to break free from patterns that have stymied you seemingly your whole life. How exciting. How exceedingly strange, however. This is stepping out into the unknown, holding the hand of fire energy—will it burn or will it enlighten you? Who knows?

I wish I could offer guarantees. I have no guarantees of my own. There is very little comfort in risk. There is, however, the long game. With faith and an eye for a level of consciousness that exists in a realm broader than one lifetime, we can feel safe in living and dying. We may not need to grasp and cling to the details of experience so desperately when we notice the impermanence of reality. To view life as a fixed object would be delusional, for we are constantly passing through its various dimensions.

August Stormy Sky

The need to win, to have things go our way, to form stories with protagonists and antagonists, to hold to our opinions, and to narrow the human experience implies that what we already know will work and exalt current controls and knowledge. Both Uranus and the North Node involve letting go and learning new things through experience. Experience is more than abstract. Fire is inspiring; it occurs prior to the embodiment of a new understanding. Fire is the sweat and tears and risk and trial and mistakes of learning.

Instead, I offer you support in trying the thing you thought you could never do. The thing has been blocked to you your entire life. The thing you gave up on. Allow your sweet, vulnerable heart to listen to life’s fire moving all around you, sweeping you, too, up in the change.

August Storm in the Pines

Here is what I mean: For years, I have abstained from sugar, mostly. It’s been too tempting, with changes in our household and my energy level, however, to keep that up recently. While many foods are ok for me to pass by, sweetener in my coffee is a slow drip to a lot of increased sugar for me. However, during July, each time I would go to a coffee shop, I would say, can I have a Latte with sweetener? Each time, at a variety of stores—the barista would forget the sweetener. This has happened so many times—at least 15 times!—it became outrageous. My husband has witnessed it and has even ordered for me because I kept thinking I forgot to ask for sweetener. When he ordered, they also forget the sweetener or else put it in his coffee instead! Last night we started on a roll about how life or God/dess is getting the message across to me: I am done with sugar/sweeteners! “The eleventh commandment,” he said, “thou shalt not have sugar.”

“My cheeks hurt from laughing so much.” I tried to drive straight in the lane around the curves at night while wiping the laughter tears! Sometimes life provides destiny—beyond our willpower—when we need to do something. This is a really good-natured example and I am listening. What it implies for the next several months is a change to my level of mindfulness around what I allow into my body, however. That feels like a large loss of control and a surrender on a level I’m not sure I’m ready to face, but I’m also realizing it’s destiny at this time. I wonder how life is “speaking” to you about your destiny.

This should really light up and become a focus in your life with the grand trine around August 31 when Mars is in the late degrees of Leo, and Saturn Moves into the late degrees of Sagittarius. This occurs only after Saturn turns direct and begins to move forward again on August 25th.

Mars will move on fairly quickly, so a sparking event may occur in Late August/Early September that has you thinking on these issues, but Saturn will join into the fire energies for the duration (And Saturn and Uranus will continue in trine aspect through January). Saturn is also a karmic worker of the zodiac, making changes permanent and teaching life’s lesson plans. (With Saturn, I’ve noticed, however, you sort of begin to feel like you have a syllabus again—not as if you’re in a position of no information going in.)

The Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on August 7 highlights the art and science of compromise. There are so many aspects occurring around the time of the Eclipse, that they appear to be showing how we need to view things together, not in isolation. So, the eclipse occurs against a backdrop of the Jupiter in Libra square to Pluto in Capricorn. Meanwhile, Jupiter is in sextile aspect to the Sun and Mars, who are located together in Leo. So Jupiter, which expands the area it traverses, asks for balance and harmony, but it is in conflict with Pluto’s overhauling of the systems of the world. There is support in that confident and optimistic action are available to support relational activities. People are feeling personally powerful and willing to take action during the first half of August. Further, with the Sun in trine aspect to Saturn, the actions taken have staying power.

One of the other problems, however, is Mercury opposing Neptune. This portends possible deception and tells a cautionary tale that it’s extra important to forego deceptive practices—suspicion, distrust, fear, confusion, spying, gossip, and scandal—in favor of devotion, passion, faithfulness, and unconditional love. Build honesty, trust, and open communication in relationships. Use skills of self-control and practice loving communication. Make sure you are not one of the people who mistakes loving kindness for weakness or idealism, for that would be a mistake. The energy of Venus sextile Mercury can help you create pleasant interactions and focusing on down-to-earth Venus energy (meaning comfort yourself or find a creative focus) may be the way out of any anxieties that arise. By any means, in any event, stay honest—with yourself and with others.

Mercury Retrograde on August 12 starts at 11 degrees Virgo and moves back to 28 degrees Leo  before turning direct on September 5. It will be in its shadow period (before it gets back to 11 degrees Virgo) until September 19. This retrograde has us examining our self-worth and our level of trust in others. Loving words and compromise will conquer distrust. We need to turn toward unconditional love even when we don’t feel like it, and many of the themes of the lunar eclipse are linked into the Mercury retrograde time period, also. Taking the high road of these energies, when we practice compassion, loving kindness, and empathy, we can feel confident in ourselves. When we take the low road of these energies or encounter those who are not managing so well, other things may cross our paths. If we are in a relationship, we may doubt or find out our significant other has been unfaithful. If we are single, we may doubt ourselves in a significant manner. The way out is finding the recipe for unconditional love and faith. Preparing ourselves for the middle and end of August, spiritually-speaking, would be wise. If you haven’t found a source, spiritual practice, a mentor, someone to help you when you’re down—consider getting some support earlier rather than later.

Vineyard

The New Moon in Leo Solar Eclipse on August 21 is looking fortunate! The Sun and Moon along with Mars and the North Node in Leo are trine Uranus in Aries and the themes that have been discussed take center stage for your general enlightenment! I would be a little shocked if you weren’t a shining wallop of insight all day and then all night long. Honestly, if you can record your thoughts… they’ll probably be brilliant! What an amazing day to begin something or dream a new dream. Create, create, create! You have the green light if you can see it through the fact that your light will be shining so brightly you’ll likely have trouble seeing anything.

(Again, the only thing that could cause you trouble is deception or harmful intentions, with Mercury opposing Neptune occurring. Ethics are really important to life according to Astrology right now—lol!)

Speaking of ethics, on August 22, The Sun moves into Virgo, and we wish Virgos Happy Birthday! The Sun and Mercury move into Conjunction for the rest of August, and Mercury finally moves out of opposition to Neptune, so you can feel easier about communication again. You’ll feel your heart and your head are in alignment again. However, then on August 31, the Sun moves into opposition with Neptune. During the beginning of September, just don’t buy much. Retreat, allow yourself healing time, and if you feel taken advantage of, realize it’s a passing energy.

On August 26, Venus moves into Leo. Feel free to express your love, your heart, and your talents. Go ahead and change your style if you feel so inclined. If you wish to be seen, feel free to go out and be seen. Allow your feminine side out and wear a fancy dress to a fancy occasion if that’s something you enjoy. Write a passionate love letter to your spouse if that is more up your alley. Show your talents to the world by creating a Web site if you find this more appealing. In some way, self-expression will be in the air.

Calm Lake

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Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP - in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy - available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your July 2017 Newsletter From Dominique

his Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

July 2017 Astrological Trends

July opens on the 1st with enough fireworks to set off for the whole month, but the fireworks continue through at least the 16th. Here are the technicalities: there is a Sun / Mars / Mercury in Cancer Opposing Pluto in Capricorn Square Jupiter/Moon in Libra. Jupiter is inconjunct Neptune through July 20. Sun is trine Neptune in Pisces from the beginning of July through July 12. Mars is no longer square Jupiter after July 3. The Sun is no longer square Jupiter after July 13. Mars is no longer opposing Pluto after July 10. The Sun no longer opposing Pluto after July 17. (On July 16, the Moon sets up a grand cross to close out these volatile oppositions, with sun-Pluto opposition and Jupiter-moon in Aries opposition.)

The Sun and Mars moving together and opposing Pluto in cardinal signs sets up powerful impulses. There is a Buddhist Bodhisattva deity named Mahakala that serves as a protector. A dark blue or black god, Mahakala wears a skull of five crowns to signify the transmutation of five negative afflictions of human nature into positive virtues. Ignorance becomes the wisdom of reality; Pride becomes sameness; Attachment turns into the wisdom of discernment; Jealousy becomes accomplishment; Anger becomes mirror-like wisdom. His six arms signify the training to become generous, moral, peaceful, vigorous, mindful, and insightful. He has a knife to cut through the life veins of enemies such as oath-breakers and hindering spirits, and a skull cap filled with the heart blood of those enemies. He has a drum that makes the primordial sound from which all existence manifested and that makes sounds to awaken us from ignorance and set us on the path of our Dharma. He has a rosary of cosmic activity. One leg signifies accomplishment for the benefit of others and the other accomplishment for the benefit of oneself. Elephants under one leg represent our instinctive animal urges that unleashed can prove to be extremely destructive. He stands upon a disc of sun lotuses, representing his undefiled purity. He has three wide open eyes of blazing fire, demonstrating his blazing energy to consume all neurotic states and his ability to see past, present and future. Snakes slither across his body, as a metaphor that he has tamed and harnessed psychic and instinctive urges and fears. Mahakala is a worthy God to meditate upon or pray to this month, and the symbolism is ripe for consideration as we encounter the stressful aspects (between Mars and Pluto especially). Mahakala is the kind of compassion that awakens us when we are stomping around incensed, indignant and then we mindlessly close our finger in a door or stub our toe. We’re suddenly brought to—and realize the immediacy of the moment. Sometimes it is compassionate to deal with reality straight on instead of our stories and ideas about what should be.

mahakala

There is a type of anger that is reactive. The type that burns hot in you when a lover betrays you or your expectations collapse. In this type of anger, confusion fills you and you are prone to rash action and injury. There is an anxiety and fear behind your anger. There is also a type of anger that grows as you become educated and see behind the form of things to how they are created and can see that if different choices were made, different outcomes would occur. You see that those responsible for creating cause and effect are making poor choices. You feel the warrior within engage and feel you are an actor in the defense of something and there is clarity instead of confusion. You are utterly silent and grounded within yourself. It is the anger that moves you to wise action. You can observe by your own internal state whether your anger is something born of wisdom or folly during July, and either act upon it mindfully to improve the world or let it go and use your mind and other skills instead.

Jupiter inconjunct Neptune will likely provide some limiting conditions. The Sun trine Neptune will provide a moral compass throughout the first half of July. You will find a increased sense of empathy for others and sensitivity to the environment with the Sun in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces. You may sense how your welfare is connected to others or join a group connected to the welfare of others. You may experience strong psychic impressions and connections. This connection also provides support for beginning creative and spiritual projects and pursuits. (If surprising events have occurred that felt heaven-sent, it is not shocking under the influence of Sun-Neptune, which has been active since late June.)

Venus is available in air sign Gemini for the rescue on some of these “age of darkness” energies. She is in sextile relationship to Chiron through July 6 and then Mercury moves to sextile Venus in Taurus July 3 through July 11. With the Venus/Chiron connection, you may feel attuned enough to be able to stand up for yourself without needing validation from others. Your sense of standing up for others who are facing difficulties is also easy to access. You can negotiate relationships and creative ways to communicate around issues affecting yourself and others. Your agility and intuition is heightened. When Mercury enters the mix, this adds to the Gemini energy and stabilizes the situation even further. Using your skilled mind and heart to communicate rationally will serve you well. This means to act quickly but use the skills you’ve integrated over a lifetime. It is the opposite of force or impulse but more like following a dance you’ve danced a thousand times and know well.

Full Moon July

The Grand Fire Trine of Uranus in Aries, the North Node in Leo, and Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius is still active through the 15th. It will also return in September when Saturn moves direct.  The Saturn / Uranus trine is active through July 17th and the Saturn / North Node trine is active all month and through November 8, 2017. With the North Node being the destiny object in the astrology cannon, we can return to the idea of Dharma and karma. The North Node in Leo can be inviting us to awaken to a more dramatic or theatrical period of time in our lives. If we embrace that, perhaps we can let go of a neutral approach for a while and allow ourselves to express our hearts in an Oscar-worthy performance while also remaining aware from our spiritual practice that our true selves are not attached to outcomes or the forms that change in front of us. We are asked to care at this time—with all our hearts—as Leo is the sign of the heart. Aquarius, where the south node resides, can entice us into a fixed energy and a detachment, and that would not be the highest and best use of our energies now, according to astrology. Now is the Leo path forward—engagement, heart-power, drama, passion, accepting that attention and the spotlight are upon you, inspiration, romance, playing the lead, preparing and knowing the lines, accepting the praise, being open to love and affection. It would be a mistake to think you are too misunderstood, too different, an outcast, a rebel—these are the Aquarius ideas and they will take you off-script, so to speak. You are a star right now and have a super-star’s responsibilities to be present on the world stage. What kind of movie are you in? Saturn is your director, in Sagittarius, helping it come to life during this year and next. Will it be an action movie, in which you are a warrior? A great romance, in which you are the handsome lead? Is it a social justice film? There are so many genres. Again, spend some serious time in meditation and prayer to ask about your role and get guidance.

On July 12, Venus moves into trine aspect with Jupiter in Libra. This lasts until July 25. This is good news—astrology’s two benefics in harmonious relationship to one another in the air signs. This will provide a long stretch when communication can occur. Writing, studying, talking, and moving toward your goals will get an immense boost. You can work with others, too.

Another great aspect for work is Mercury in Leo, meeting up with the North Node in Leo, trine Saturn from July 17 through July 25. Head and heart come together and you may get help from an elder or mentor. You may just do some work that really sticks during this time. Long-term gains can be made. Sign important documents (real-estate, wills, etc.) and make decisions.

However, July 22 through July 26 involves a Venus in Gemini / Saturn in Sagittarius opposition, so there are limitations to the fortune that can occur if the work done via that Gemini trine is not in good faith. The Venus aspect shows relationship or financial strain or conflicts that can cause problems and karma. Saturn is a taskmaster if things are not structured in a sober and educated manner. Saturn is the teacher of the zodiac.

New-Moon-July

Venus then moves into sextile aspect with Uranus from July 27 through August 2. It’s a time to socialize. Creative breakthroughs are possible. Watch out for impulsive flings and fly-by-night relationships unless you are into that sort of thing. (Things that look too good to be true probably are!)

Unfortunately, The Pluto in Capricorn / Jupiter in Libra square returns to an exact position at the tail end of July and the world gets on its obsessive-compulsive hamster wheel again. People may display all the signs of wanting power for power’s sake. Just remember your Leo North Node Dharma script and stick to it.

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Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP - in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy - available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your June 2017 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

June 2017 Astrological Trends

The Sun squares Neptune as the month opens. You may find your many activities are at odds with your need to feel at one with the universe. Perhaps too much is being asked of you for you to feel you can connect with your spiritual practice, or there may be some tension between your earthly or individual needs vs. the needs for prayer and meditation. This influence or stressful aspect ends by June 7. After that, you should feel the space to connect spiritually again. Neptune turns retrograde on June 16, and this should even add to the ability to reflect and retreat spiritually.

Beach

Beach

Next, Venus conjuncts Uranus in Aries, strongest June 1-5, meaning romantic or financial windfalls or losses are in the air. Look out for the unexpected as the month opens. Opportunities can turn into losses or vice-versa. Since impulses are on high alert, it’s wise to spend within your budget. You can use impulsiveness to take creative risks, however, if you’d like to try something new!

For some people, with the grand trine of Uranus-North Node-Saturn in Fire Signs, this will be a time of triggers for meeting people from past lives (if you share that belief). This can be romantic, which can be exciting, of course, and the trigger for those strong Venus-Uranus impulses. It can also be financial, creative, karmic, or business in orientation. These are the Venus themes. Then there is the Uranus themeset—which is the unexpected, brilliance, electricity, networking, humanitarianism… And that opens up the platform to so much. This is a broad aspect but its nature is a lightning-fast effect from above. Saturn will support with both helping you to recognize its karmic effects and helping to make things permanent for you.

On June 15, the Sun opposes Saturn, which asks you to focus on issues of identity and self-expression. With Mercury opposite Saturn falling on the heels of this aspect on June 18, the mid-June period appears to ask you to review how you express yourself and communicate. Take serious note of your own part in any misunderstanding, for Saturn asks you to take full responsibility for your life. You may find yourself regrouping and learning. If so, you’re right on track. The gift in the Fire Grand Trine with the North Node is to step fully out of a victim mind set so that you are able to build the skills of a fire fighter. As a first responder, you build new instincts and learn to protect others, too. In other words, find the warrior within at this time in destiny, and allow fear to grow into new skills and strength. (Note: metaphorically speaking, fire-fighting involves a lot of planning, preparation, avoiding hot spots, being smart, having the right tools, etc. It doesn’t involve martyrdom and running right into the flames!) When the Sun and Mercury conjunct (move together) on June 21, this pattern should result in some lessons learned soon after.

Beach Reflection

Some may say the element of fire is also linked to the idea of enlightenment, so feel free to also study these elements. Skills such as learning how to conceive of the thoughts, habits, and actions that lead to suffering and eliminate suffering are powerful personal tools. Self-control and focus are amazing to know, they are more than intellectual, and they are available through spiritual practice. It is something that can be learned.

Some of the spiritual dimensions being developed in us through the relationships of these Fire Grand Trine planets, to clue you in, are the use of our spontaneity to help us become more generous. At the same time, Saturn holds us to strict moral codes—we must practice a responsible joyousness, and much of the destiny focus underneath the din is on social justice for children—which is only beginning to come to light since the LEO/AQUARIUS North Node/South Node axis is only beginning its transit. These are not the loud issues because trine aspects are opportunities presented like the quiet small voice of god within waiting for us to listen beneath the noise.

The period surrounding June 9 is filled with energy as well. June 9 is the Full Moon in Sagittarius. This is the Full Moon that calls for adventure, journey, offering, and study. Jupiter in Libra turns direct on June 9, bringing its fortune and gifts directly to bear upon the world again. While this will take a little while to ramp up, Libra gifts mean balance, the visual arts, partnership/relationship, and justice. Venus moves into Taurus on June 6 and then sextiles Mars in Cancer. Venus is at home in Taurus, and so enters her comfort and power. Venus sextile Mars means there are easy undercurrents of romance in the air.

At midnight MDT on June 20/21, the Sun moves into Cancer. Time to direct our strong emotions into protection and nurturing of ourselves and others for the next month. Make some good meals, find a good book to enjoy, and stick close to home if you want to feel equilibrium return at any point. Home improvements and creative changes to the home front are encouraged. Take gentle care of yourself through the Cancer month.

The New Moon on June 23 ushers in Cancer along with a Venus trine to Pluto in earth signs. Again, the Moon is allowing for strong feelings of connection to our partners and lovers this month. There is significant energy for support and nurturing of one another as we develop our dream of life. This is good news after the intense transformation of the past several months and even years. What a transformative weekend for a date!

The final week of June brings a Mars in Cancer square to Jupiter in Libra and a Mars trine to Neptune in Pisces. Also, the same for Mercury in Cancer—Mercury will square Jupiter and trine Neptune. It’s kind of like two arms reaching out in opposite directions with different results. With the right hand, your thoughts and actions may find some frustration as you attempt to communicate and find things may not turn out fairly here on planet earth. With the left hand, you may see that your connection to spirit had been restored and although you can’t make corporeal things connect, your spidey senses can see that all is well in the universe. You will have divine help—and that is perhaps the better place to turn for support. You can avoid fretting over the appearance of dilemmas.

Especially since Mercury and Mars are moving into opposition with Pluto at month’s end, Mercury during June’s final week and Mars from June 29 through July 5. This is a time of tension, so allow yourself plenty of space to see what is underneath the surface of things during this two-week period.

The world may be full of debates and intrigue, so steer clear. What a nice time for one of those media fasts. You can do some research if you like during the Mercury week, or study some psychology subjects. Mars activates competitive or primal urges in some cases, creative and physical energy in others. Together, Mars and Pluto are the two planets that can activate petty power issues, so do your best to side step that part of the tension. They never feel petty at the time when you get entangled, of course, they feel personal, don’t they? Let anything that comes at you, feeling threatening, go at this time. You will live to fight another day.

Desert

Mercury and Mars join together in conjunction June 28. You’ll want to fight the good fight; defend yourself and others. Since this is more evidence of acting prior to thinking, prepare some mental tasks such as crossword puzzles, self-awareness writing exercises, etc. This will help you take charge of this time period instead of finding the influence occurring outside you in experiences with other people. You can use the energy to work on yourself instead! Then you will have ameliorated and discharged the spark and redirected it to good use. Any social effects should be minimized. I want to stress again—it’s not the ideal time to enter the fray. Do everything you can to find peace inside and outside yourself instead. You can prepare in private if you wish and/or find it irresistible. Use the Neptune connection to the oneness of life and the Grand Fire Trine to study the elements of enlightenment instead. Apply these principles.

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Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP - in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy - available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your May 2017 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

May 2017 Astrological Trends

Along with the other aspects occurring during the month, I’d like to remind us that the year-long aspect of Saturn in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces is asking us to learn to adult-as-a-verb more than we ever have. This aspect is exact at the beginning of May, and so at its strongest. I heard a nice thing the other day about responsibility: that it is our job. Without a lot of fanfare—it is our job to take responsibility for ourselves and we have permission to let go of the traps of blaming others or ourselves and we have permission to let go of martyrdom and resentments and escapism and self-punishing behaviors. It is perfectly fine to simply do our job of self-care in a nurturing and satisfactory manor, using all the tools at our discretion.

That means to feel great and treat ourselves in a friendly and comforting way day after day. It means to acknowledge when we suffer and when we are happy and to choose the better course for ourselves. It means to forego how we look for how we are. It means to help our neighbor and mentor others to be able to help themselves. It is rather a setting aside of the ego and a looking toward the part of us that can build something skillful or heal where we can. For 2017, we are learning to mentor others and build a community. Cooperation, healing, elders, wisdom-givers… these are concepts and forms that deserve attention.

Throughout May, Saturn is a strong player in other ways as well. Saturn brings clarity and solidity and also reveals karma.

Mercury was first conjunct Uranus on March 23, and trine Saturn. It seems there were projects you started then, or that were started for you (perhaps to your surprise), that you probably haven’t been able to finish. With Saturn in the mix, there is likely something heavy going on here—something that is karmic. Add to that the extra oomph of the North Node, and what I see is that life is moving us all through some karma that has been hanging around for a very, very long time. This is quite beneficial even though it can show up as extremely difficult in form. Fire sign energy can be sweeping, and with Saturn in Sagittarius it’s also linked in to an earth energy so it can be connected to some of our earthly forms. The North Node in Leo links to a shake up in what we have been fixed on in the past. With Uranus and Mercury BOTH in Aries, it is rather a demand letter that we conceive of new ideas and beliefs despite the anxiety that opening our minds brings with it.

With the Sun in Taurus until May 21, there is some earth energy to lean on. In fact, the Taurean Sun makes an earth grand trine with Pluto and the Moon on May 5. The sun is in trine to Pluto from the 5th through the 12th, being exact on May 9. This is a period of time beneficial to endeavors of the body, occupation, garden/farming, and healing or spirituality via the use of things such as crystal, plant or chakra medicine. Also, these are good indications for the Full Moon on May 10 at 20 degrees Scorpio. Meditation with crystals that combine earth and water (Scorpio) energy seem like a great combination for healing energy. The full Moon is in sextile aspect to Pluto while the Sun is in Trine aspect to Pluto. Pluto is transformation and power, so you can have a deeply powerful connection to spirit at this juncture, praying for help to transform, heal, and release problems.

Mars in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces May 7 through 13, being exact on May 11. This is a time when it could be fairly confusing to communicate. Perhaps (tongue-in-cheek) the highest use of these energies could be a silent retreat? Seriously, though, it would not be surprising to run into gossip, to have trouble keeping one’s own counsel, and having trouble around issues of honesty. Feeling low-energy is likely. Your fears, imagination, and confusion are by-products of this aspect’s burn-off—so you can let them go past. Just use your imagination toward creative pursuits and conserve your energy and immune system.

Mercury turns from retrograde to direct on May 4th. On May 15th, Mercury will move from Aries into Taurus, and our minds will be able to slow down and rest after Mercury’s zig-zag multiple times across Uranus in late Aries. During March, April, and the beginning of May, Mercury has been hugging up to Uranus in Aries in both direct and retrograde motion. Mercury is our everyday mind; the chatter of our daily discussions with ourselves and others. Uranus is our higher mind and sudden (sometimes brilliant) insights and downloads from what can feel like a higher consciousness. When they get together, especially in a fire sign such as Aries, which is fast and bright, it can feel like our brains are bigger on the inside—like the TARDIS on Dr. Who. This is great for original insights but disruptive for routines. It’s lovely for experimentation but havoc on your nervous system—who knows what will happen? So I hope you can record your notes at the beginning of May from these past few weeks and then begin to make sense of them as Mercury moves into more stable Taurus and gives us the chance to breathe deeply and relax more. At the end of May (May 31), Mercury in Taurus will move into a trine with Pluto in Capricorn, so you will have a chance to transform those notes into something solid.

From May 17 through May 20, the Sun moves in square aspect to the North Node, so we may feel our karma, or our destiny, highlighted uncomfortably for a few days. Also, Venus in Aries will oppose Jupiter in Libra during this period of time. These may be the days where we feel we are gathering up and taking out the trash, metaphorically speaking. This is a spiritual Spring cleaning. I believe if we view it this way, and remember we’re not alone, we can bear the work involved in realizing change happens to all of us and our way is only one way—not the one right way. We can only see a little bit of the variety of this world—and there’s not much of anything to cling to—so we can let go and see what’s up ahead. The point here is to keep from getting stuck. Keep moving! Keep going! Take the steps we need to take to move forward. The forms that anything takes at the time of a square aspect will change, remember this. Change is a process. Heck, life is a process. Did we think things were permanent? Hah! Then there’s one of the beliefs that we can change today…

The Sun moves on into Gemini on May 21 and allows us to focus on a variety of subjects. We’ll be awakening to our curiosity and our neighbors. We’ll be feeling friendly and communicative as the Summer approaches. It is just in time for the New Moon on May 25, which offers a singular vision of Gemini—no significant aspects to this New Moon. That means it’s a great New Moon for dreaming a new dream. It’s a time to “wish upon a star.” A nice time to socialize, to sit in contact with life/spirit/the universe/God/Goddess/Whomever you pray with. Dialogue with life and be willing to start afresh.

At the end of May, Venus in Aries moves into a square aspect with Pluto on Capricorn from May 23rd to May 29th, being exact at the same time as the New Moon on May 25th. This gives rise to some tension when it comes to romance, which could be used for positive means I suppose, or could lead to argument on the negative side. However, it does lead me to conclude that it may be wiser to spend the New Moon solo instead of in a group.

On May 31, Venus moves into conjunction with Uranus and trines Saturn and the North Node. This means our creativity, finances and relationships are being activated, and we may see some sudden activity with Venus meeting Uranus. In terms of Saturn and the North Node, our Destiny may become activated in these realms. Feel free to give unexpected money, gifts, or compliments!

Mars is opposing Saturn from May 24 through June 2, so the male and female aspects of life may become a conversation, as well.

 

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Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP - in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy - available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your April 2017 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

April 2017 Astrological Trends

Get Out Your Pencils:

Get your pencils out. Test time has arrived. This month Saturn and Pluto move into retrograde, not to mention Mercury retrograde and the tail end of Venus retrograde with the ongoing Jupiter Retrograde. If you haven’t begun a life review process, going over what you have learned, wondering about your karma and what has brought you to this juncture, I would be surprised if you didn’t begin to enter into that sort of mindset this month. Up to April, life may have been so busy that synthesizing events could have been on the back burner. However, it will become important to start to draw the connections between the internal, the spiritual, and the form of the external world as we interact with Saturn and Pluto energies, especially.

Full Moon April

From April 6 through August 25, Saturn will retrograde in Sagittarius. Saturn’s test is the test of the Percival myth: the test of compassion. As a young knight of the round table, raised by a strong single mother, Percival ran across the King of the Grail as a young man in his hero’s journey. The King was unable to recover from injuries, and the King’s knights said only the right question could save him. Percival was learning so many things: skills, arts, courage, passion, and even dignity and compassion outwardly. His test was to see if he was able to embody faith and compassion intrinsically, however. He failed to ask the King, “what torments you?” He could not think of the question independently—still too identified with the outward form of things to be able to form the question that could heal the King and allow Percival to fulfill his destiny with the Holy Grail. For us, this myth represents the ability to hold our values from a place beyond spiritual materialism. We heal ourselves when we can ask the right questions of our lives. What is tormenting me? Perhaps that’s the questions. Perhaps, what do I need?

When we get honest about our answers, we can begin to find our authentic values. These values are not relative to the things we have been taught, necessarily. We may begin to think, then act, for ourselves, and that is not as easy as it sounds when we’re surrounded by cultural influences. Through inner connections, we emerge through the Karma and learned scripts from our past to be comfortable in our own skin. Regardless of anything that happens in the world, that is an amazing victory to achieve in a lifetime. Inside us we could find both the Percival part and the King of the Grail part, and attend to both of them as part of the Saturn retrograde test during this year. We’ll likely find ourselves feeling more authentic as we draw these connections. Remember it’s about compassion—softening more and more toward yourself and being a friend to yourself has never been more important.

NASA photo of Saturn North Pole. On June 1, Saturn will be closer to the earth than it has been in 10,000 years...

NASA photo of Saturn North Pole.

(Percival failed in his youth and returned to the King of the Grail as an old man. Only then did he get a second chance to ask the right question. Destiny will always bring us back to the same question. It’s nice if we can pay attention and pass the test now, though.  I don’t want to wait as long as Percival had to wait for another opportunity…)

Saturn is square Venus and Chiron in Pisces upon retrograde, so at the beginning of April there are some serious challenges to the feminine aspects of life. The wounded parts of us may relate to love, finances, and creativity. The “wounded King” may appear as a wounded Queen in form. This year, as you may recall from previous newsletters, has a theme of learning to understand, respect, protect, advocate for, and support the divine feminine in the world. That can manifest in so many ways—socially, naturally, internally, etc.

Mercury retrogrades from April 9 through May 3, 2017. From April 9 through April 20, this will occur in Taurus, and then Mercury will move back into Aries. Try to give yourself lots of time during this retrograde period.  Mercury will back up to trine Saturn, then meet again with Uranus, and on April 29 be part of the beginning of the formation of the grand fire trine of Saturn, Uranus, and the North Node as the North Node moves into Leo. This grand trine is connected to the Saturn retrograde tests and challenges and Mercury and Uranus together should signify that our thoughts are getting inspired to move us into some revolution and inspiration for a time of evolution that gains a lot of steam in June when the grand trine becomes exact. It’s just beginning to build now, and this Mercury retrograde brings our conscious thoughts to bear regarding the themes we may see emerge for ourselves over the Summer. If you’re paying attention to your inner world, and the astrology says you likely are, take note (actually do some journaling on April 29-May 1) on your thoughts about your karma, past lives, evolution as a person, inspirations, what you see being integrated in your life, and, in general, your dreams and wishes. That’s a high use of this Mercury retrograde energy. The low use is chaos and confusion.  You might find a lot of psychic flashes through inspirational means.

Pluto’s retrograde in Capricorn occurs on April 20 through September 28. Pluto asks us to acknowledge issues of power and powerlessness. With a square to Jupiter in Libra during the entire time of its retrograde, we are asked to let go of our obsessions. What are your compulsions and addictions? It’s time to let them go. The abuse of power will bring all the attendant karmic backlash, so especially now is a great time to clean up our personal act. Any ideology we may be clinging to, any greed we may find in the corners of our eye, any excess we grab for ourselves—will likely end in tragedy. Better to save those impulses for another time. Now is the time to be easy—on ourselves and everyone around us. Freedom from excess IS freedom. Finding the balance to stand up for justice while keeping ourselves free from entanglements seems to be the trick.

Venus turns Direct on April 14 and moves into Aries on April 29. With the back and forth movement in late Pisces, that means the tough square aspect of Venus to Saturn persists all month. Until moving into Aries, Saturn will be testing the world on issues related to the wounding of women. Make sure you take extra care of the women in your life, and also the things Venus-related. Again, they are your love, finances, and creativity.

The same day that Pluto changes direction, there is a powerful message of zero degrees from The Sun, Mercury, and the North Node in earth signs. Mercury and the Sun are at zero degrees Taurus as the Sun moves forward into Taurus and Mercury retrograde moves backward into Aries and the North Node is at zero degrees Virgo. I believe this is a message letting us know that if we stay grounded in earth energy, we will find our strength and happiness. Focusing on health, the body, the Spring energy, keeping things simple and less intellectual—these are the pathways forward. Work with our hearts and our hands. We needn’t be too clever. We can simply be sunny and happy. We belong simply because we BE. Taurus is all about being.

On April 22, Mars moves into Gemini. This is also Earth Day! Look for yourself to feel a little more initiative and assertiveness. You may feel like writing and talking more than you have in March and early April. It may have felt like you were a bit shut down to communicating for a little while, but you should feel that shift.

It’s another day of the power of zero degrees, with Mars at zero degrees Gemini and the North Node at Zero Degrees Virgo. This should set the stage for some sense of conflicted energy around issues of health and service, and a lot of energy being put into healing.

New Moon April

Contact Me!

 Let me know what you think! Send an email to domikajama@gmail.com.

 


Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP - in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy - available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your March 2017 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

March 2017 Astrological Trends

Sun / Mercury / Neptune in Pisces:

At the beginning of March, Pisces is highlighted with the Sun, Mercury, and Neptune moving in concert from March 1 through March 6. There may be many times when you feel especially connected to the spirit world, to people who have passed to the other side, to psychic events, or to the oneness of it all.

Venus Retrogrades in Aries on March 3. It will be a challenge to let go of the self during the month of March. Aries is all about the self. We may have to back up and realize when we act for the benefit of everyone, we can include ourselves in that action. Sometimes, it will go against what is comfortable. It’s a time of stretching ourselves. Venus in Aries is simply not as comfortable as last month’s Venus in Pisces, and RETROGRADE, to boot! Darn! We may face our issues more than once. I’m not so sure Venus likes to be assertive and straight-forward like Aries does—within or without oneself. (My chart’s Venus-ruled, so please know when these things hit, I will be right there in the center of the Venus aspects with you, holding your hand and whispering… It’s only temporary!) We can look to Neptune at home in Pisces, the higher-octave and higher-expression of Venus during this time. If we double-down on meditation practices, we can connect to our hearts in the face of surrendering (aka, being honest instead of feeling good when we need to make tough decisions).

Mars in Aries trines Saturn in Sagittarius on March 4. For a few days, you may find you have extra energy available to get started on some big tasks. There is support for exercise, inspiration, and you might find you have a little more fuel in your proverbial gas tank.

March 10, Mars enters Taurus. We can feel our energy consolidate and slow, as if a seed that has been planted and burst forth is now peeking out into the sunlight and unfurling. Each day brings steady progress instead of new unexpected things. We feel we wish to be grounded and steady. Mars in Taurus is still a time of immense stamina and tireless energy, however.

Full-Moon-March

During a sensitive time, such as this, take gentle care of yourself and be willing to retreat whenever you need to. It’s also a time when you could pick up a psychic virus (Mercury conjunct Chiron March 9 – 12) so surround yourself in white light and carry forth as the beautiful being you are. This influence wanes but may stick with you as the Sun and Mercury move through Pisces together until Mercury enters Aries on March 13. The Sun continues in conjunction with Neptune until March 17, so you may feel very sensitive/attuned through more than the entire first half of the month!

Happy Astrological New Year!

This is a nice way to prepare for the Spring Equinox on March 20—the Astrological New Year! With Saturn and the Moon almost exactly conjunct in Sagittarius the chart of the new year, it looks to be a powerful year of learning about the feminine. The Moon is the ruling planet of the sign Cancer (see the discussion about Cancer, the missing element in the wobbly T-square aspect pattern below). Jupiter, Pluto, and Uranus are set up in their T-square pattern (see description below). Neptune sits squarely in exaltation in Pisces, allowing a channel into higher consciousness. Chiron is close at hand to the Sun this year in order to activate helping or hurting, depending on our karma/actions. Venus is retrograde, and in my mind that signifies that we must go to her—or that she is in a Persephone storyline. Venus is in Aries and Mars is in Taurus, and Mars and Venus are in mutual reception. To me, this signifies that both archetypes are going to play a bigger part this year than they might otherwise. Look for issues of finance, creativity (arts—especially music), romance, and the kidney system to be in the forefront, as well as energy, transportation and movement, exercise, and the circulatory system (arteries). Of course, Venus and Mars are issues of female and male, and perhaps the issues of gender, period. Mercury is also in Aries this year, meaning some novel thinking may be in the mix as well.

Let’s also remember that Saturn/Moon squares Chiron in Pisces on March 20. This emphasizes the idea of slow and steady progress being the path forward.  You can tell you’re taking the higher path if you can breathe deeply and let go of any projects that are no longer useful. It could be a time of hitting your head against a brick wall. It’s OK to give up things that have outlived their usefulness! Surrender! Let it go! Move forward instead. If there are projects that benefit others, you’ll find yourself feeling a sense of satisfaction when you work with integrity toward the greater good. That’s how you’ll know you’re on the mark and passing Saturn’s test at this time.

T-Square – Jupiter / Uranus / Pluto:

The T-square between Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries, and Jupiter in Libra is activated February 23 through March 3 by Mars in Aries and again in Late March by Mercury moving through the late degrees of Aries between March 25 through March 28. While the T-square energy of Pluto/Uranus/Jupiter has been occurring for months, these days may bring to light action and communication of some sort about the issues involved in the T-square, which is about tension. In particular, Pluto in Capricorn in politics and systems, and their structure. Jupiter in Libra is about the expansion of social justice. Uranus in Aries is personal freedom—the unexpected flash-point that brings tension/anxiety and can’t stand to wait. Maybe there will be a break in your routine or maybe a breakdown. There is a gaping wobble in the physics of a T-square in astrology, however—a place from which this aspect gains its tension. A T-square is like a 3-legged table, and this one is with 3 very powerful, slow-moving planets that can’t gain their balance.

The missing point is in Cancer, right about 19 degrees, where you would expect to find some representation of the divine feminine, a mother figure, or the family. Something to provide a sense of nurturing. That is what’s “missing” from the energies surrounding so much of what’s occurring presently, from an astrological viewpoint. If we are wise, we might fill that is for the environments we encounter. Slowly, as we watch the world evolve, as painful as it may be to our human form, perhaps we can be forces for healing if we embody a “19 degrees Cancer” presence for a month, energetically speaking. That means sometimes we dream the world into being, that our vision takes the long view, and that our cardinal feminine energy is powerful. That we imagine Summer even though it is Spring. That we view ourselves as divine mother, that we view others as our family, that we cherish more than admonish, and that we stick closer to home than otherwise we might. Our personal stories may bring us to our healing. Clearing out the home may integrate us through to transformation quicker than we think. We can witness and enjoy and give birth to the innumerable manifestations that make the world work. “Home” can be a metaphor in many ways, as well.

When we are thwarted; just go home for a while. It’s okay to have confidence and patience. Exercise moderation, even if you feel threatened.

Late Month:

On March 29, Saturn trines Mercury/ Moon in Aries. You could get a boost of inspiration plus clear mental thinking or mental pictures that help propel you forward today if you look out for it. It could come from a teacher or mentor, or some source of new information.

New-Moon-March

North Node Note:

We’re getting set up for May, when the North node has moved from Virgo into Leo and will move into a fortuitous trine aspect with Saturn in Sagittarius. Both the North Node and Saturn are karmic elements in the zodiac, and point toward the time when we can have some support for sustained fire. Let’s talk about the upcoming flames. There are 3 fire signs: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Aries is the sparking (inspirational) fire, Leo is the contained (or fixed) fire, and Sagittarius is mutable (leaping) fire. Saturn slows things down and teaches us to move from a to b instead of from a to x to h. So, we are headed toward a time in the middle of the year when we’ll be able to use fire energy in very productive ways. Saturn will mentor us and allow us to learn to “use fire,” sort of like we envision cave men of old learning to make fires. If you get my drift, a possibility of human evolution is at hand, according to astrology, right around June 1. It would be so nice to use the Pisces energy this March to call in your connection to spirit / oneness / whatever greater force you believe you are connected to in order to be part of the explosion of inspiration. The North Node’s journey through Leo will ask us to live with heart, courage, innovation, and authenticity. And, in another sense, to feel free to get a haircut, update our wardrobe, and enjoy our creative self-expression!

Contact Me!

 Let me know what you think! Send an email to domikajama@gmail.com.

 


Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP - in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy - available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique

Your February 2017 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

February 2017 Astrological Trends

The warrior and the pioneer both face uncertainty. The willingness to stand in the red chakra knowing oneself is what training is all about. Playing games for sport is a lot of fun—football, soccer, etc. Some of the movies we watch are epic tales of good guys fighting bad guys. But when situations arise in our lives that are truly frightening we realize those things did not prepare us to stand firmly within our first chakra selves. Our stereotypes of a hero are nothing like the warrior within.

The warrior within is strong and emerges only after a spiritual journey where we have faced our own darkness and integrated many aspects of ourselves. We are no longer fooled by form and often we are a wounded healer. Our strength is not muscular and is often not even our own. We know any actions are better in groups. We are often free from ego and ambition by the time we can stand in a warrior’s strength. We have flexibility and are willing to face hell although the worlds we create are heaven.

As Mars begins its journey through the signs once again, staring with Aries, we have a chance to reset our compasses—our moral and behavioral compasses. What is your true north? If you check, you’ll likely find that the past several years have taught you a thing or two about coherence if you’ve been on a spiritual path. If you’re feeling irritated—it’s time to seek your spiritual core and values. I can promise you the astrology says there’s no way around being revealed for who you really are through the next year. You might as well learn about your authentic moral character if you haven’t already.

With Mars so prominently in the mix, be ready for mistakes, learning opportunities, blunders, etc. There’s simply no other way to move forward than to act out our plans and ideas. And some of them will succeed and some of them will not. Some of them will partially work. Some people will evaluate their outcomes differently than we do—we’d call that “controversy.” The point is to do something different than sit on our hands—Mars will be moving direct the entire year and so should we be. Act, move, decide, regroup, try again, get up, keep going. Resilience is the name of the game.

What will you need for resilience? Will you need a group to support you? Get friends of like mind. Will you need a strong spiritual practice? Get to it. Will you need regular exercise to keep your sanity? Excellent idea! Do it—no excuses unless you’re sick! Mars is all about respecting the body. Will you need to schedule enough down time to make sure you’re not worn out? Make it a discipline to take excellent care of yourself! Make sane priorities for yourself and then move into your highest and best version of who you are becoming.

Because this year and this month is also about blossoming, I want you to think about planting the seeds that will blossom later in the year like little plant starters in your window this month. It should be a good year for gardening—both inside yourself and outside in your physical garden (if you are in the western hemisphere and getting ready to plant for the season here). Especially at the time of the lunar eclipse on February 10 and the solar eclipse on Sunday, February 26, when there is a lot of energy for sowing seeds in the fertile soil. Good fortune will abound for any of your high and noble intentions. (And, well, the sling-shot effect is in force for greedy, ignoble and selfish intentions.) Later in the year, Leo energy, and its association with the sun, will help with the flowering of these seeds.

Full Moon February

During February, Jupiter turns retrograde in late Libra. It’s a time for new humanitarian and artistic philosophical development and introspection. For me, the subject of Dadaism has come up more than once in different contexts, and with the political climate I wouldn’t be surprised if some manifestos emerged from the artistic world like they did in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, since Jupiter is square Pluto in Capricorn—which signifies political institutions.

Personally for you, you may need to deal with an issue of personal growth and wellness. Where are you out of balance? February is a time to look at that. You may have already started to see situations that attend to your or others’ addictive behaviors, character flaws (greed / insecurities / financial problems / grandiosity / honesty / narrow-mindedness), ability to be generous and charitable, and humanitarianism. During this year, after identifying which area is of concern for your life, you’ll have time to evaluate your plan and enter the next phase of your growth. With Uranus opposing Jupiter, there is sure to be a lot of tension in the mix to highlight the areas of life to focus on and to bring to light surprises that disrupt the status quo. These events may be the catalysts that drive home the need for expansion and change that change your beliefs. With Saturn in the mix, there are sure to be some stabilizing influences if you need support, or you may unexpectedly be called upon to be a teacher or mentor for others to calm a situation. This may change your role or belief about yourself.

These influences are directly active through June 9, 2017. They trail on indirectly as Jupiter moves through the shadow period until September 9, 2017.

Venus enters Aries on February 4, adding to the motivational energy of movement and momentum. There is lots of passion with both Mars and Venus in Aries. Yin/Yang together in a fire sign means a lot of inspiration and perspiration together through the month for the personal planets of love and action. So if you’re in a relationship or forming a relationship—a good month to pay attention to one another deliberately. The weekend prior to Valentine’s Day might even be superior to celebrate the one you love. It looks like a good year to plan a fiery, romantic date! If you don’t have a Valentine, don’t sweat it—enjoy some radical self-acceptance or self-care instead. Try something new that you think you may genuinely enjoy, or do something you KNOW you like. Make sure to treat yourself—is the point. Even if it is a great book, some Handel playing the background, and a cozy fire at home—that sounds wonderful to me—an Aries! Aries is all about the individual, too.

The Sun moves into Pisces on February 18, while Mercury remains in Aquarius. Our focus can soften as the Sun moves toward Neptune. Our minds may still be racing but our hearts may turn toward spiritual matters. Meditating may become easier again. We’ll be able to sense the oneness as the Sun moves into a water sign, and the feminine energy will be welcome.

Avoid your urges to power and conflict on the days surrounding February 22 when Mars squares Pluto. Go for the high road and have a wild date night—using the tension as passion! Or get in a good work out. But when you get blocked by others—laugh or shrug it off and imagine a sit-com laugh track—“Oh, Mars/Pluto!”

Similarly, February 27th brings a Mars-Jupiter opposition. This is when you forget self-control, humility, and patience exist. Instead, remember they exist. Make your meditation practice strong on these days and practice loving kindness instead of competition. It’s fun to win. It’s more fun when everyone wins. Careful not to overestimate your abilities at the end of the month.

The February 26 New Moon / eclipse also brings the solar conjunction with Neptune and Mercury’s entrance into Pisces. It’s a big shift of energy that day, and a good time to focus inward. As stated—a time to plant seeds. Prayer and meditation is highly encouraged. With a Mars-Jupiter opposition, the world of form will be like a chimera anyway—illusory. Better to focus on the world of emptiness—if that’s not an oxymoron…

New Moon February

With five planets in Pisces at month’s end, the skies are asking us to pause for a few days to focus on the spiritual and internal. We rest. We Pray. We meditate. We love. We expand our awareness. We awaken. On February 28 when the Moon moves into Aries, we slowly start the outer action again. Let it be so!

Meditation

Guided audio meditations posted for free this month:

Scorpio and the Layers of the Onion Guided Meditation

Somatic (Body) Healing

Relaxation and Wellness

 Let me know what you think and if you want more in this series of wellness, relaxation, and healing. Send an email to domikajama@gmail.com.

 


Nourishing Recommendations

You can learn so much about Tarot from Susyn Blair-Hunt, my wonderful mentor, in her book, Tarot Prediction & DivinationUnveiling 3 Layers of Meaning.

Tarot Prediction and Divination

(Llewellyn also publishes the best selection of Tarot decks that I’ve discovered.)


Homeopathy and Core Synchronism have changed my life. First, I was immediately able to breathe after experiencing asthma-like symptoms for years. Many other improvements followed. Here are practitioners I recommend:

Eva Lipton-Ormand, CHoM, CCSP - in Albuquerque, NM

Elizabeth Battarbee of Flourish, Doctor of Homeopathy - available via Skype everywhere and in-person in Louisiana!


Elise Hensley, LISW, an amazing healer, specializing in EMDR and Neurofeedback. Elise is one of only a few people trained in Neurofeedback in our area. She is someone who is a skilled and amazing mentor. Better yet, your insurance may cover your sessions.


Thank you for enjoying this month’s newsletter! You can contact me anytime via email: domikajama@gmail.com for consultations. Visit at Intuitivemoon.com.

Be well!

Blessings,
Dominique