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Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on TEXTURES

TEXTURES

Image: #10 Pond: last sheen of ice melting, mist rising, sun rays penetrating. Photo by author. “Never, says the gamekeeper Hagrid, irritably, “try an’ get a straight answer out of a centaur. Ruddy stargazers. Not interested in anythin’ closer than the moon.” —J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone A Taurus New Moon is all about grounding, deeply and firmly, in our bodies and on Earth. We’ve been feeling the waters washing under the bridge for just about the whole month of April, as...

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EVOLUTION REVOLUTION FULL MOON

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on EVOLUTION REVOLUTION FULL MOON

EVOLUTION REVOLUTION FULL MOON

FULL MOON at 24 Aries-LIBRA 33 April 10, 11:08pm PDT April 11, 2:08am EDT, 7:08am GMD, 4:08pm AEST Image: Chiron and Chariklo illustration from Planetary Gods & Goddesses Coloring Book, colored by Anne Jameson. The Centaur and the Mermaid reflect April’s ongoing close conjunction of Chiron and Venus in Pisces, as Venus turns from retrograde to direct on the 15th. Chariklo, the name of an astronomical Centaur Object, like Chiron, became his wife when she shapeshifted from a mermaid into a female centaur. What kind of shapeshifting in...

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ROSE RED NEW MOON

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on ROSE RED NEW MOON

ROSE RED NEW MOON

NEW MOON in 7 Aries 37 March 27, 2017, 10:57pm EDT, 7:57pm PDT, March 28, 2017, 2:57am GMT, 1:57pm AEDT Image: Red Rose photo. Did I take this photo at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, on Peaks Island, Maine, at Dunbarton Oaks in Washington DC’s Georgetown? Or did you sent it to me? Let me know if you did. Red rose radiance is perfect for Venus and this New Moon in fiery Aries. This New Moon comes two days after a New Venus. A “New Venus” is when our next door planetary neighbor makes its closest approach to Earth in its...

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AWASH IN COSMIC SPARKLES

Posted by on Mar 12, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on AWASH IN COSMIC SPARKLES

AWASH IN COSMIC SPARKLES

FULL MOON at 22 Pisces-VIRGO 13 March 12, 2017, 10:54am EDT, 7:54am PDT, March 13, 2:54am GMT, 1:54am AEDT Image: Lake Como in the late afternoon ©by Jan Sandman, seen on the cover of her extraordinary new book: White Stones, Bones, and Mist: Authentic Movement and Living Prayer. Learn more at http://www.jansandman.com. Let’s read an excerpt, resonant with this Full Moon, or in any moment we choose: “We allow Space.  We stand there together in silence and space. Space and Silence that is simultaneously both full and empty. The...

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INSPIRATION & CALL TO ACTION

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on INSPIRATION & CALL TO ACTION

INSPIRATION & CALL TO ACTION

NEW MOON at 8 PISCES 12 FEBRUARY 26 at 9:58AM EST, 6:58AM PST, 14:58 GMT, MARCH 1 at 1:58AM AEDT Image: “Inspiration,” oil painting by author, with images for Eris. These contrasting images show both the Pisces and Aries dimensions of this potent solar eclipse. The Eris sketch was a first take for this dwarf planet in my new Planetary Gods & Goddesses Coloring Book. It is fun to see how it resonates with the Xena poster. The final illustration is very similar. Dwarf planet Eris, discovered in 2005, was first nicknamed Xena...

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GENIUS NEW MOON

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on GENIUS NEW MOON

GENIUS NEW MOON

NEW MOON at 8 AQUARIUS 15 January 27, 7:07pm EST, 4:07pm PST, January 28, 12:07am GMT, 11:07am AEDT Image: Cosmic Message by author— a recent, spontaneous, unfinished piece compelled by an urgent need to paint. It started with the word COSMIC, then morphed. It does rather suggest this particular new moon, not that I consider it a work of genius by any means. Nertyrewrtyrewrtyuiytreswsasdf….!!!! Yes, you read that right—my computer was channeling some cosmic message that can’t be decoded with the rational mind. So appropriate...

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SUN SIGN FORTUNE COOKIES, Feb-Mar 2017

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on SUN SIGN FORTUNE COOKIES, Feb-Mar 2017

SUN SIGN FORTUNE COOKIES, Feb-Mar 2017

A light astrology dessert, as seen in Vermont Woman magazine AQUARIUS— This is your time of year. Share your shine! If you have felt underwater so far in 2017, you can now surface and breathe deeply. Plenty of social activity stimulates you. Alert your people. PISCES— Heightened emotional waves with dreams and psychic awareness help you hold your course. The February 26 eclipse in your sign opens a new level in your journey down the stream. “With a smile and a song,” flow into fresh and interesting initiatives. ARIES— You are...

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FREE UP ENERGY FULL MOON

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on FREE UP ENERGY FULL MOON

FREE UP ENERGY FULL MOON

FULL MOON at 22 Capricorn-CANCER 27 January 12, 6:34am EST, 3:34am PST, 11:34am GMT, 10:34pm AEDT Image: Breakfast corner on the porch at Fiddlewood Cottage in St John, Vi, overlooking a salt pond with ducks. Photo by author from December visit. When a little get-away is in order, I can tell  you how to get to this lovely quiet corner of the world. Have you made your New Year’s attitude adjustment? As indicated by the recent Mercury retrograde—the news, and current daily conversions—collective negative thinking is rampant. With...

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STRUCTURAL REALIGNMENT

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on STRUCTURAL REALIGNMENT

STRUCTURAL REALIGNMENT

NEW MOON at 7 CAPRICORN 59 December 28, 10:53pm PST, December 29, 1:53am EST, 6:53am GMT, 5:53pm AEDT Image: Late afternoon mountain vista from the VonTrapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont after cross-country skiing. A lot more snow coming along with the New Moon. Photo by author. With Mercury retrograde hugging the New Moon in Capricorn, we can look for realignment in some of the very basic structures of our lives. This takes care, some time and a nearby dose of Pluto to persevere in nudging some deteriorating and sagging patterns into fresh,...

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HEALING WATERS, CHANGE OF MIND

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on HEALING WATERS, CHANGE OF MIND

HEALING WATERS, CHANGE OF MIND

FULL MOON at 22 Sagittarius-GEMINI 26 December 13, 7:06pm EST, 4:06m PST, December 14, 12:06am GMT, 11:06am AEDT Image: Sputnik Planum is the large heart-shaped feature on Pluto’s surface as photographed by the New Horizons fly-by in 2014. We see half the heart here. The other half will be revealed as we investigate a whole-hearted way to enter the New Year. Read below about Pluto’s impact on the upcoming Mercury retrograde cycle.   “In between stars, what distances, and yet, how much vaster the distance that we learn...

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CALLING ALL ANGELS

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on CALLING ALL ANGELS

CALLING ALL ANGELS

NEW MOON at 7 SAGITTARIUS 43 November 29, 7:18am EST, 4:18am PST, 12:18pm GMT, 11:18pm AEDT Image: Centaur, by Donald Saaf, 2014. Photographed by author at the Kent Museum show entitled, during the Calais (VT) Fall Foliage Festival. Under this SAGITTARIAN NEW MOON, it is time to sharpen our arrowheads and hone our vision. Stay clear on the path we want to follow. NEPTUNE in PISCES has a strong influence on this Moon and, since it is on the South Node of the Moon, we have a collective challenge to have faith, feel the tides of change and...

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SUPERMOON GRAVITY

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on SUPERMOON GRAVITY

SUPERMOON GRAVITY

FULL MOON at 22 Scorpio-TAURUS 38 November 14, 8:53am EST, 5:53am PST, 12:53pm GMT, November 15, 12:53am AEDT Image: Tombstone in Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris. Photo by author. This FULL MOON in TAURUS is closer than any Full Moon since 1948 and until 2034. It will be extra large, especially when looming over the eastern or western horizon, rising or setting. We know how strongly the Moon’s pull of gravity impacts ocean tides as well as our emotional tides. Expect this impact to be very strong, and use the earthy energy of Taurus to...

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SERPENTINE NEW MOON

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on SERPENTINE NEW MOON

SERPENTINE NEW MOON

NEW MOON at 9 SCORPIO 44 1:38pm EDT, 10:38am PDT, 5:38pm GMT, 4:38am AEDT Image: “Fear Not the Snake,” multimedia piece by Mink Taylor, photographed by author at the Algonquin Art Centre, a Canadian art gallery in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario.   Mercury stands by to convey the secrets and undercurrent of the Scorpio New Moon. Expect interesting news to be uncovered sometime in the next two weeks. Mid-month sign changes usher in a different mood by the Full Moon of November 14, perhaps as a result of such revelations....

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SURPRISING FULL MOON

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on SURPRISING FULL MOON

SURPRISING FULL MOON

FULL MOON at 23 Libra-ARIES 14 October 15, 9:23pm PDT October 16, 12:23am EDT, 4:23am GMT, 3:23pm AEDT Image: Jupiter-Makemake conjunction, cropped images from author’s PLANETARY GODS AND GODDESSES COLORING BOOK. What insights are you you getting from this pair: Jupiter, King of the Gods, with thunderbolts, and Bird-Man MakeMake’s renewal imagery? A FULL MOON CONJUNCT URANUS is bound to surprise us in amazing and shocking ways. All kinds of unexpected news are likely to saturate the airwaves. Even if your power is off, internet...

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MOON of GREAT MEASURE

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on MOON of GREAT MEASURE

MOON of GREAT MEASURE

THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST NEW MOONS WE’VE HAD IN A WHILE! NEW MOON, 8 LIBRA 15, September 30, 8:11pm EDT, 5:11pm PDT October 1, 12:11am BST, 7:11am AEST Image: Makemake, illustration by author for PLANETARY GODS AND GODDESSES COLORING BOOK. [A second New Moon in a month is called a BLACK MOON, not to be confused with Black Moon Lilith! This Black Moon is not occurring everywhere, as the calendar has already flipped into October from Europe to Australia. But it sure sounds right that the U.S.A. is experiencing a Black Moon! [That’s...

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HOLD YOUR HORSES ECLIPSE

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on HOLD YOUR HORSES ECLIPSE

HOLD YOUR HORSES ECLIPSE

September 16, 2016, 24 Virgo-PISCES 20 3:05pm EDT, 12:05pm PDT, 8:05pm GDT, 5:05am AEST Image: Beautiful Moon 2, photo by Cosmic News reader Peggy Lenahan. This is another subtle penumbral eclipse, with a vague shadow effect. There are many subtleties to this third eclipse in a row. With the Sun accompanied by Mercury retrograde and the Moon closely flanked by Chiron, there is some elusive energy, best translated in poetry and music, film and photography, so here I share Impressions and Poetry with you. Mars squares the Full Moon, from the...

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ORCUS ECLIPSE

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on ORCUS ECLIPSE

ORCUS ECLIPSE

NEW MOON ECLIPSE, at 9 VIRGO 21 September 1, 5:03am EDT, 2:03am PDT, 10:03am GDT, 7:03pm AEST Image: Orcus, illustration from PLANETARY GODS AND GODDESSES COLORING BOOK, by author. Book due out late September. This image shows the “Mouth of Orcus,” a sculpture in the “Park of Monsters” in Bomarzo, Italy. An inscription over the entrance reads “All thoughts fly.” You can go in— if you dare.” The inscription suggests something about this eclipse portal. SEPTEMBER “To turn, turn will be our...

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DRAGON WOMAN ECLIPSE

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on DRAGON WOMAN ECLIPSE

DRAGON WOMAN ECLIPSE

FULL MOON Eclipse, at 25 Leo-AQUARIUS 52 August 18, 5:27am EDT, 2:27am PDT, 10:27am GDT, 7:27pm AEST Image: NEPTUNE, from PLANETARY GODS AND GODDESSES COLORING BOOK, illustrated by author. Initial coloring by Ann Marie. This is the first of THREE ECLLIPSES, the additional third one counting as an extra dose of cosmic change up.This Full Moon eclipse, and the next on September 16, are both PENUMBRAL eclipses, very subtle to perceive. The New Moon eclipse on September 30 is ANNULAR, which means the Moon will have a halo of the Sun around it—a...

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CREATIVE SURGE

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on CREATIVE SURGE

CREATIVE SURGE

NEW MOON at 10 LEO 58 August 2, 4:45pm EDT, 1:45pm PDT, 9:45pm GDT, August 3, 6:45am AEST Image: HELIOS, Grecian Sun God from the older generation of gods, harking back, perhaps, to Egypt’s ancient city of the Sun, known by the Greeks as Heliopolis. Helios drives the chariot of the Sun through the sky. With his far-seeing vision he peers into the future using a looking glass. Illustration by author from PLANETARY GODS & GODDESSES COLORING BOOK, due out end of September. FIRE, ho! This NEW MOON in LEO, ruled by the Sun, radiates...

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HIGH ELECTRIC TIDE

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Cosmic News | Comments Off on HIGH ELECTRIC TIDE

HIGH ELECTRIC TIDE

FULL MOON at 27 Cancer-CAPRICORN 40 July 19, 6:56pm EDT, 3:56pm PDT, 11:56pm GDT, July 20, 8:56am AEST Image: URANUS, from PLANETARY GODS & GODDESSES COLORING BOOK, by author, due out in late August. Uranus mated with Gaia, the Earth Goddess, to bring forth a new generation of gods and goddesses. Any myth has many versions. Uranus is not always this kindly. I invite you to find your own version as it plays out in your life. Beyond the solar system of the classical Greco-Roman gods, there are numerous planetoids being discovered in the far...

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