“The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the masses. The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make the criminal look like he’s a the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. This is the press, an irresponsible press. It will make the criminal look like he’s the victim and make the victim look like he’s the criminal. If you aren’t careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” ~ Malcom X

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Happy Full Moon!

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“Full Moon energies bring what’s been hidden from our ego consciousness to light.
As we re-engage in the world, this Scorpio Full Moon might reflect back to us what we really yearn for – those things in life that bring us peace and joy and satisfaction.
While this watery Full Moon brings up issues of letting go of what no longer serves life, it also has a powerful hit from Neptune in Pisces, opening us to compassion, not only for all people suffering during this pandemic, but also for ourselves.
Neptune also gives us the tool of the creative imagination to help us through this death and rebirth of our culture.
As we release the emotional wounds that keep us repeating our insanity, we need to fill those spaces with possibilities. And that’s what Neptune can do for us.
Living in our active imaginations can change our habits quicker than anything else.
Since Mercury is conjunct the Taurus Sun, we have the ability to see and communicate what is broken in our society, as well as what expectations we need to let go of in trying to return to ‘normal’.
Instead, we can be looking for opportunities to bring something into play that people need.
Something many of us have spent our lifetimes discovering and learning. Now is the time for us to lead the way into a better future…”
~Cathy Pagano, excerpt from Mystic Mamma

“Today I’m flying low and I’m not saying a word I’m letting all the voodoos of ambition sleep. The world goes on as it must, the bees in the garden rumbling a little, the fish leaping, the gnats getting eaten. And so forth. But I’m taking the day off. Quiet as a feather. I hardly move though really I’m traveling a terrific distance. Stillness. One of the doors into the temple.” ~ Mary Oliver

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Art by Paul Bond

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“Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.” ~Louise Erdrich

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Art by John Hyde Phillips

Happy New Moon!

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“Our opportunity to build a better future is here. Under the power of the Taurus New Moon, we are being called to think about what we wish to create. We are being asked to set a goal and take small, methodical steps in order to achieve it.

The Taurus New Moon on April 22, reminds us that a grand new beginning is on the horizon. This grand new beginning has not yet arrived, but it is slowly drawing closer, and this New Moon is our stepping stone on the path towards it.

The sky will be dark under the Taurus New Moon, but this darkness only serves to draw us within. We are being asked to fantasize about where we wish to head, but we are also being asked to sit with our shadows too.
Sitting with your shadows is about acknowledging your deepest fears. It is acknowledging what is behind your anxiety or behind that feeling of insecurity that floats up from time to time.

On this New Moon, identify your fears. Expose them, allow yourself to hear them. Write them down so they are in the light, and then you may just find that they no longer have such a grip.

There are challenging energies that are being stirred in the world around us now. We don’t need astrology or Mother Moon to tell us that. But what we can understand and learn from the cosmos above, is that a new cycle is on the way.

Just like the Moon goes through its own phases, so do we all, and so does the state of the world.

Uranus, the planet of change is very active under this New Moon. Uranus likes to shake things in order to awaken us, but its presence can also feel upsetting and chaotic.

Uranus wants the ways of the past to crumble so it can revolutionize and rebuild something new.

Under all the challenging vibrations this April New Moon offers, there is a vibration of hope too. My wish is that you allow this vibration of hope to enter your being, allow it to flood your entire mind, body, and soul, and give yourself permission to start daydreaming about this new life you wish to create.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.” ~ Mandy Hale

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Happy Full Moon!

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“It’s during the darkest hours that we must focus on the light.  The full moon of April 7, (7:35 pm PT) is the closest and brightest super moon of 2020.

In Vedic Astrology, this full moon is in Chitra, a nakshatra of inner wisdom, truth, and clarity. Chitra is symbolized by a shining diamond, a jewel that’s created under tremendous pressure and heat. Chitra full moon gives solutions to our problems, and precious insight, even under the pressure of crisis and tragedy. 

 
Since the emergence of the novel Coronavirus at the beginning of 2020, Rahu, the head of the eclipse snake, has been in the stormy star of Ardra, while Ketu, the tail of the snake, has been in Mula, a fierce star of destruction in Scorpio’s stinger. 

Historically, eclipses in Mula, like a scorpion’s sting, accompany shock and upheaval. Incidentally, there was a Mula eclipse in 1918 at the beginning of the Spanish flu pandemic. Another Mula lunar eclipse occurred just 6 weeks before the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, and before the 9/11 attacks as well. The most recent eclipse in Mula occurred just last December, at the onset of the tragic COVID-19 pandemic.

Though frightening, Mula is also the star of Divine Mother Kali in her all-loving and spiritually awakened form.  Mula literally means root or foundation, and asks us to get to the root of what sustains us, to make sure it’s healthy, strong and resilient. 

It may feel like the foundation of the world is cracking now, but it’s also an opportunity to rebuild a stronger, deeper foundation from the bottom up.  Slowing down to assess your life’s path, and meditating on your root chakra is a grounding way to use this transformative time.”

 
~Kari Field, excerpt from Anandastrology.com