The struggle is real

The planets are playing dirty in the sandbox but you don’t have to retaliate.

I know a lot of people are just hanging on by a thread right now. It’s an intense time. There’s a LOT coming up that needs to be cleared ~ be it ancestral or familial, personal or collective ~ pain & trauma are asking for our attention to heal & be release. Nothing & no one is spared.

Keep hanging on, it will pass. This is a particularly intense week. The planets are having a fight in the sandbox: someone in the past left glass in there which is cutting to the core of deeper issues & everyone’s got sand in their eyes which is making it that much worse. Mars, the initiator, has been sent to his room & is having a tantrum. Saturn is attempting to reinforce outdated rules so, everyone’s either crying or trying to keep the cool hand of control. It’s a hard combination that calls for gentleness & honest self reflection.

One of the best remedies for lifting you out of your own situation is giving someone else a lift. Reach out now because everyone’s going through this – no matter what hemisphere you live in or what rock you might wanna hide under. It’s time for some deep digging & solidarity.

🏳️‍🌈 For those celebrating Pride: be bold, be brave & please be safe. 🏳️‍🌈

For those with Capricorn rising you don’t have to live in a constant state of deprivation & proving that you can DO IT. We know you can, it’s yourself you’re learning to trust. Let that softness in that others are offering you.

📷 Image from @natures

Consciousness Shift

Gemini Season allows us time to explore and gather the missing pieces.

We are 100% heading toward a consciousness shift. The energy on the planet is increasing as the amount of people seeking, finding meaning in the mundane, and taping into nature’s wisdom has increased exponentially in the last few years.

CAN YOU FEEL IT?!

Gemini Season can render our energy scattered and directionless. The challenge amidst the capitalistic narrative is to remember that it’s OK; mutable signs are born to wander. Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces all gather facts and intuitive data to pass on to the succeeding Cardinal Signs who initiate the changes.

Destination is not always the goal. Seeking out all the options is wise to inform us of what direction to take next. Looking both ways before crossing the road is smart, just as spinning your own compass once in a while can help orient you toward what is really important, and what’s not. 

Let this Gemini New Moon spin your compass. Allow all avenues of possibility to come into focus and keep your options open.

When seeking appears to be the goal it’s important to remember that there is no one to follow. There is only your own innate wisdom that can guide you and the best thing you can do for yourself and everyone else is learn to hear it, trust it and go with it.

Neptune v’s Capitalism

Video footage by Nolan Omura

 

Resistance is futile, enjoy the ride.

 

This recent Mercury Rx cycle ended with the messenger snuggled up to mystical, nebulous Neptune. If retrograde times themselves aren’t enough to throw us off, sealing the deal with Neptune only intensified this.

 

The effects continuing this week have left many of us feeling cloudy & indecisive while lacking vitality & clear direction. Sound familiar? 🤔

 

It’s these moments, these potent astrological signatures, that are clear cosmic reminders that Capitalism is man-made & intrusive on our natural rhythms. The desire to achieve, to strive for survival is innate, but aligning our worth with ‘success’ & ‘progress’ is not. Why is it so hard to rest & DO nothing? How much did you push against this tide, only to feel more confused & dissatisfied? When we DO nothing, the only thing we can ‘do’ is just be. It’s in these precious moments that we can truly hear the messages.

 

 If we lived in a society where we were encouraged to make our life’s work something we’re good at or enjoy, the very fabric of society would be different. We would ‘work’ because we enjoy it, because it’s fulfilling, because we’re contributing. We would ‘work’ to our abilities, not a stock standard that exhausts us & pits us against each other. We wouldn’t have to stop & create time to check in, we’d be an expression of the rhythm of life itself. The indoctrination that we need to work to eat, to survive, to feel worthy are the sharp teeth of capitalism that eat away at our vitality & take us away from what we’re here to share.

 

We’re not out of this shadow phase until April 17, so these learnings are still being filtered through. With Saturn & Pluto as watchdogs over the south node traveling through Capricorn, we’re shedding more than the ideologies of capitalism. We have to address our own fears, our own beliefs & support of systems that uphold the things that inevitably hurt us.

 

Neptune allows us to view the ideal, to quest back to source. While it might not change overnight, each choice we make alters the entire vibration of the Universe. How’s THAT for personal responsibility?

 

Queer Astrology Q&A

Queer babes ask away!

 

Queer babes!

I’m teaming up with @them to offer you some Queer Astrology guidance.

Hit me up with your queer-ies, questions, cross-checks and concerns.
Whether you’re Saturn Returning, your crush hasn’t noticed you, Venus Retrograde has already thrown you for a loop or that dream job is still elusive – the stars are asking to guide you.

Let’s hear it!

 

Submit your questions and queer-ie here!

 

Art by the magical Jessika Fancy

Eclipses are the real deal, baby!

AQUARIUS

 

The energy we’re experiencing is of release, and it’s coming through the filter of Aquarius. 

Aquarius is symbolized by the water bearer – it’s not THE WATER itself. The deep waters of emotion are not the easiest of landscapes for Aquarius to traverse. It’s an air sign; it stays one step outside the emotional realm though it wants to talk about it, think about it, connect because of it, but emotions come in the water bearer’s vessel – one step detached from the personal. 

This releasing is personal. It’s not about anyone else, it’s about YOU. What do you need to release? What emotions do you have stored in your vessel from past hurts, experiences and lost dreams that you continue to bring into the present?

It’s an easy go-to to think about cutting chords with the toxic ex, the manipulative boss, people in the world that don’t support you – but the challenge is to ask ourselves: how do I contribute to my life being as it is? What have I poured my emotional energy into, and what am I getting out of it?

Projection is a hamster wheel. We can harness this extremely frustrating, but powerful, energy right now and release old patterns, opening the way for more sincere emotional connections, with ourselves and others. 

Mars is SO HOT right now in cool-cat Aquarius. TOO HOT TO HANDLE.

Pluto and Saturn are holding space for our grief over in Capricorn. LET IT OUT.

Uranus is challenging us to align with what we value now – because times have changed and so have we!!! LET IT GO.

Neptune is confusing the fuck out of everything making us think that the answers are in an IG post – endlessly searching, scrolling for an out. ENQUIRE WITHIN.

It’s an interesting mix to say the least.

It’s intense because the damn walls are breaking. The Water Bearer’s vessel is broken open and we have to deal with what we’ve been carrying around. Water needs an external source to give it shape and definition and without addressing what’s really going on, this water damage can seep into every aspect of our lives. Aquarius wants to detach and stand back, but we need to step in to step up.

Touch the Earth

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Of all the adventures I’ve dragged my Sagittarian ass through, this trip is up there with my faves!

The dry heat of the desert, the genuineness of folks in Denver, the stories the Earth shares in Navajo Nation lands…& the welcome relief these Utah salt flats were after feeling gay-unsafe in Wyoming. 🙌🏼💓 Thinking of you #matthewshepard 🔥♐️🔥 .
As we welcome the Sun into Leo today, this Mars Retrograde is only gunna get hotter & dryer. If you feel like yr going to loose yr shit or bite the hook this month, touch the Earth & ground yourself.
Leo is about coming back into our most authentic expression of ourselves, without the need of external validation…but remember that fire is too hot to touch. Make choices that make you proud.
#thatlibraneye 📸 @jfancydesigns
#nextstoparea51
#ifiwasanalienidlandheretoo#anywherebutwyoming#sagittarianinthewild #traveldiaries#leoseason #leopride #leo #sagittarius#marsretrograde 🔥🔥🔥

Hermit life

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Hi frenz 👋🏼
Here I am in my hermit cave, smelling the roses & feeling out the shifts & changes in the cosmic weathers. #cantturnitoff 🌀

 
There’s a lot going on! I’m seeing & feeling the pain that’s present & surfacing for folks, both personally & collectively…& there isn’t one answer or one remedy.
🌪

 
Good news is: we are amidst great opportunity for change & rearrangement. Bad news is it’s not a sprint race – it’s more like a marathon. Pace yourself, have snacks for the trip, keep hydrated & just. keep. going. No doubt you’re going to fuck things up along the way. Keep offering compassion & accountability in equal doses to yourself & those yr with.
🤜🏼💖🤛🏼

 
I’m writing in my hermit time, & would also love to hear from you as to what’s going on & what you might like to hear about, astro-post wise.
💫✍🏼

 
Hit me up with which way the wind is blowing for you & lez walk through this together.
🌹🌹🌹

#hermitlife #dontforgettosmelltheroses 🌹#cosmicweather #shitstorm #astroterrain#astrology #uranusintaurus#plutoincapricorn #saturn

Queer elders

 

Our last Astro Tattoo session in Victoria was with our queer elder who turns 73 when the Moon is next new & Uranus enters Taurus. To mark the change she feels coming she got her 1st ever tattoo! ✨

 
The more we do this project, the more profound I realise it is. To be able to sit with one of our elders, who was born when the world was a different place & look back at transits to her life & changes in the world was an honour.

 
Her 1st Tattoo is just for her, representing her past, present & future, laid out through the beautiful symbolism of astrology & reflected back in story & now as a beautiful reminder in her body. #blowsmeaway

 
🎶 Each session we listen to hits of the year you were born, as those songs were born & new in this world when you were. In this case we listened to the hits of 1945.🎶

 
For a world just emerging from war, the sounds were very relaxing. It was a time when people sat & listened to music, not in passing, but to a whole record, gathered round together. It was a defo change of pace from the 80’s & 90’s playlists that we often play.

 
We start the Salt Spring leg of our #islandtour today. The energy of the land here is palpable…& the way landscape shapes people & their energy is a welcome change to our city vibes.

 
#astrotattoosessions #queerelders#storytelling#taurusfeelsthechangescoming#facethechange #nowheretorunto#nowheretohide #taurusseason #astrology#astroart #astrotattoo #uranusintaurus#thankyou 🙌🏼💓🙌🏼

Be your own algorithm

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• BE YOUR OWN ALGORITHM •
Taurus season is such a good reminder to get back to ourselves. Root yourself in your own personal rhythms to make sure what you’re doing, & who you’re doing it with, all align with your values & integrity.
You don’t need to carry a mountain of crystal to stay grounded if you’re connected with yourself ✨.
🌏 The Earth is not grounded on something solid. It’s a perfect rock hanging in space, containing its own rhythms & cycles which support life. 🌱🌿🌲🌳🌴🍁🍂
Chasing anything outside ourselves will only do just that: take us away from ourselves. Come home in Taurus season so you have something real to talk about in Gemini Season.
#getrealwithtaurus#algorithmisnotyourrhythm #grounding#taurusseason #taurus #geminiinwaiting#geminiseason #earthfromspace