The Rainbow Bridge Chiron

cropped-Rainbow-Captured.jpg
The beveled edges of our glass table tops create prisms so the sun shining through living room window ignites rainbows that make their graceful way across floors and walls and doors.

Like a lot of people, I’ve had a thing about rainbows for as long as I can remember. The magic and promise they hold lifts my spirits, even on the dreariest of days. While living in Hawaii a few years ago, rainbow sightings became a daily occurrence and after a while the day just didn’t seem complete until I’d made that rainbow connection.

In astrology, Chiron is called the Rainbow Bridge between Saturn, the purveyor of conventional wisdom, practical, traditional methods and down to earth discipline, and Uranus, the instigator of cutting-edge ideas, future-focused insights and quantum leaps of consciousness. Chiron bridges the conscious and the super-conscious mind allowing us to use what we know to expand into something beyond that which was previously possible. Chiron is known as the Wounded Healer. Everyone has some area of their life in which a pattern was initiated very early on, that left them feeling vulnerable and insecure. At age 50/51, Chiron circles back to its natal position in our birth chart, the Chiron Return, and those old wounds are revisited. At this point, we are able to see and understand the nature of our affliction/vulnerabilty/insecurity and realize its gifts that allowed us to function as a personal rainbow bridge of hope and understanding for others struggling with similar challenges.

Aquarius, co-ruled by Saturn and Uranus which Chiron bridges, is the sign of revolution and technology. One example of something that occurred during the time Chiron moved through Aquarius (2006-2011) was the iPhone’s release to the mass market, which revolutionized the way Western culture functions and communicates. Since 2011, Chiron has been traveling through Pisces, opening us to greater spiritual knowing, unveiling long-held secrets that challenge our belief systems, shining a light on our addictive habits and dissolving the boundaries that keep us separate. Currently, Chiron in Pisces is in a beautiful relationship to both Jupiter in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn, creating an environment in which to release any illusions around the ‘need to control’, heal our psychic wounds of the past and find a way to nurture our disheartened spirits through unconditional Love. I am seeing and feeling the mantra We Are One, more and more the past few years. As the song says, We are the world, We are the children, We are the ones to make a better day…

Rainbows speak directly to our soul with a cosmic thumbs up and as a divine reminder that there is a way to the other side of whatever challenge we are experiencing, the storm is over, anything is possible and all truly is well.


Breathe In LOVE, Reset Your Brain

A number of years ago, I met Core Love. His name was Cory Herter at the time, but one could feel the ‘core love’ brimming from inside him. Cory taught about the L.O.V.E. (Laws of Vibrational Energy) and the things he had to say fascinated and delighted me from the first. Core has become a friend, over the years. His teachings have evolved remarkably, over time and he has helped countless people to improve their lives through the use of the Sacred Geometry he has designed and his deceptively simple but highly effective techniques. Core Love is an Aquarius Sun sign and a true genius, complete with the quirky sense of humor and brilliant ideas.

This G-Breath meditation video is one simple tool you can use to start or end your day, transition from one task to the next or just give your brain a much-needed reset.

Enjoy!

You can see Core’s products here: http://qix.mx/


Wild Moon ~Aquarius Lunar Eclipse of Aug 5-6, 2009

Lake Tahoe Resized

Did you see that crazy moon last night? Not only was it full and bright, it was the third in a series of eclipses that started a month ago. This Lunar Eclipse right in the middle of the never-a-dull-moment sign, Aquarius, followed the Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn on July 7, the Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 21. I don’t know about you, but I have had an amazing summer, unlike any other, these past couple of months. Having gotten better at letting go, I feel a sense of personal freedom and wonder at how quickly things are changing. After years of studying the effects of eclipses this last series felt especially intense in terms of how swiftly people’s lives are changing.

The conditions in one’s natal chart will show whether an eclipse, or any astrological event, will be experienced directly, through those around us or through the collective. I have Aquarius Rising, so this eclipse occurred in my first house, the house of the personality, appearance, the instincts and the body. My experience of this eclipse was physical. I felt awash in emotion, upset by things that I would normally take in stride. Old, previously stuck emotional patterns were surfacing like waves on the beach finally available for acknowledgment and release.

The ongoing line-up of Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron in Aquarius continues to shake up the status quo and this Aquarius eclipse amplifies their effect even more. Breakthroughs are likely as the moon, still in full (manifestation) mode brings fresh light to this area of the zodiac and our lives, in breaking down old patterns and creating new potentials for something more healing, visionary, ingenious, humanitarian and inspired to occur.

This Aquarius Lunar Eclipse occurred on or very close to the natal Sun of those Aquarians with birthdays between around January 27–February 3. If that is you, expect the unexpected. You know how much you like to do things your own way, this energy is ripe for finding yourself in a situation you didn’t necessarily see coming. This is no time to sit around waiting to act on what you want. If you’ve been itching to take a chance on something, this may be your golden opportunity.

Those Geminis and Libras with birthdays between about the 27th of May or September and the 3rd of June or October (and even a few days on either side of those dates) are likely to be feeling an energetic boost from this eclipse in a positive, let’s get going and make something happen, kind of way. Full Moons are a time of manifestation. Whereas New Moons are about fresh starts.

The other fixed signs: Taurus, Leo and Scorpio are under a dynamic tension to take action now. Status quo is no longer a viable alternative for anyone, really. Change is only stressful when resisted. As much as those born under a fixed sign prefer that others make the changes so they don’t have to–I am speaking from personal experience, here–there are times when the only thing to do is accept that sometimes change is necessary and ultimately, a good thing, and then do what you know must be done.

As with any event, remember that though you may not have a conscious choice over what happens in your life, you always have a choice about how you respond to what is happening. It is much easier to navigate the river of life when we are open to accepting where we are at the moment. In being present to what is, we can make wise choices about the next step and the one after that. May your precious summer days be filled with sunshine and love.


Seven-Year Itch ~Cycles of Evolutionary Change

Sunset Slice
If you are one of the millions of people who are currently experiencing major life-changing events, keep in mind that it is not just marriages that succumb to the seven-year-itch. Actually, seven-year cycles are in effect in all areas of life. Science tells us that on average, most cells in the human body change within a seven year period. So, it isn’t surprising that the things we are doing and interested in will change, as well. Taking some time to reflect on what was happening in your life seven years ago can shed new light, allowing you to claim the wisdom gained and release the toxic residue so you are free to start fresh.

The planet, Uranus, (genius, innovation, invention and sudden change) ruler of Aquarius, spends seven years in each sign of the zodiac. This offers clues about why and how things evolve.

The ‘seven-year-itch’ kicks in around the beginning of year six. Often, an Aquarian-type person or event (unexpected, catalytic, bolt-from-the-blue kind of thing) creates such a shift in your perception of life that you just know things will never go back to the way they were. Unrest and dissatisfaction brew beneath the surface. The things you have been doing no longer work and after a while it seems nothing really works, anymore. It is time to either do things differently or do something different.

Astrology helps us to understand life’s natural cycles. There is a time to be still and a time to move, a time to be patient and a time to push through obstacles, a time to hang on and a time to let go, a time for giving your all and a time for giving it all up, there is a time for silent reflection and a time for celebration.

I opened the Light In Motion office and began offering classes, gatherings and a newsletter, in addition to readings, in 2002. Over the past couple of years Light In Motion has been completing its first seven-year cycle. The way I did business wasn’t working very well, anymore. And despite the fact that I talk to people about personal development and evolution every day, I was at a loss as to how to deal with the effects of the changes in my life. Once you change, your circumstances must also change to accommodate the growth that has occurred. The only thing I knew to do at that point was let go and let go and let go, again.

And then one day, it dawned on me that that I could revolutionize my business–take it to a new level and offer new types of service that feel energizing and joyful. The heart of the business remains my love of working with and inspiring others who, like me, know that there is more to life than most people realize and want to enjoy cultivating a life they love. Stay tuned for much more as Light In Motion begins its new evolutionary cycle.

The whole world is different than it was in 2002. What are you itching to release or perhaps revolutionize? There are fresh potentials everywhere, awaiting your notice. What will you include in your new seven-year cycle?


Sun in Aries ~Vernal Equinox 2009

apophysis-061205-1

Spring has arrived, at long last. Winter is behind us and Growing Season 2009 has begun.

The Sun has now joined the still retrograde Venus in Aries, so though there is still a lot of energy in Pisces and Aquarius, you may be feeling a bit more enthusiasm for life. The fog will clear even more as Mercury enters Aries on March 25th.

Aries is about shifting gears, starting over, getting going on something brand new. The Aries New Moon is on March 26th and is said to be the best day of the year for setting intentions for that which you would like to create in the weeks and months to come.

For many years, I held Treasure Mapping workshops on the day of the Aries New Moon. I encourage getting a few friends together for an afternoon of Treasure Mapping on March 26. All you will need are poster boards, scissors, a selection of magazines and some glue sticks. We always did a short meditation and visualization before beginning, to set the energy and really get into the creative space that guides one to produce a truly inspiring Treasure Map for the year.

This year, especially, with the North Node, Mars, Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune still in Aquarius, it is very helpful to pay attention to the inspired visions that feel intriguing. There is a wide-open realm of possibility and potential available to be tapped that simply was not there before. Dreams, visions and inspiration are the vehicles through which we move beyond the old ways and into the new. The world is ready for the inventors, those who are willing to ditch the old boxes and step into the fresh, clean unknown and create from there. How does the picture change when you color outside the lines? This Aries energy is inviting you to try it and see. Experiment. Aries asks us to entertain the possibilities, “What if we did this, instead?” Let your imagination run wild.

If you could birth something truly extraordinary in your life, what would it be? There may never be a better time for boldness. The world is looking for a better way to do so many things right now. What unique gifts do you bring to the party that might create a positive change? We are each born with at least a few extraordinary abilities or Sacred Gifts that benefit the world. There has never been a better time than now to start using them.

My friend, Monique MacDonald, teaches a course on Sacred Gifts. You can learn much more on her website Discover Your Sacred Gifts.

I wish you all a most delightful growing season. May the seeds you are planting today expand your life in a multitude of beautiful ways.


Virgo Full Moon of the Goddess ~March 10, 2009

october-morning-2007-014

Full moons are the time of the flowering of the seeds that have been planted so we can see their fruits in vibrant color. Virgo is the practical, grounded sign of the Goddess, the earth’s bounty, integration, tending to things–including the body–and simplicity.

The Virgo Full Moon Moon joins Saturn opposite the Sun and Uranus, the Awakener, in Pisces.Virgo’s ruler, Mercury has just entered Pisces, too, so intuition is more reliable than facts and figures, at the moment. How does it feel to you? What do you sense about what you are looking at? Does this direction feel more inviting than that one? Trust your gut and go with the flow.

With the bulk of the planets in the air and water signs of Aquarius and Pisces, respectively, this grounded Virgo energy offers substance to the mix that can help make our dreams and visions a reality. Virgo’s symbol is the Virgin–in essence, the Divine Feminine principle of creation, appreciation and love.

Virgo is the sign of integration, of sorting through the bits and pieces of our lives and releasing those that don’t fit, don’t work or no longer serve any useful purpose. Saturn in Virgo has been beating the drum of the necessity of letting go of that which is not right for us. As we let go we bring our lives current, into the present, where we can be effective in our actions and interactions, once again. Too much stuff, too many possibilities, too many responsibilities that we can’t possibly fulfill, attempting to go in too many directions at the same time all drain our precious natural resources of time and energy and the attention that gives our life direction.

The Full Moon joining Saturn in Virgo prompts us to get grounded in our own lives. In any moment we can choose to turn off the fear-mongering news, step away from watching the erratic stock market for a while and realize that we didn’t get where we are, overnight and it is going to take time before we see the effects of what is happening now. In the mean time, this is a wonderful opportunity to come back into your own center. Focus on the things you can do something about: tend to your body, organize and fabulize your home–even little improvements make a big difference, clear the clutter from your messy office, plant flowers or buy a colorful plant for your home.

What have you neglected that you know makes you feel better? What is one practical thing can you do right now that will change things for the better? Who or what have you taken for granted that will benefit from your thoughtful consideration and appreciation? Focusing on and tending to the things we love and appreciate creates an energetic expansion that bears fruit in a multitude of wonderful ways.

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”  ~Rumi


Pluto, Pisces, Aquarius and More Aquarius

04160821Currently, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, the North Node, Chiron and Neptune are all in Aquarius. The Sun is approaching Uranus in Pisces. And Pluto is just getting started in Capricorn. If there were ever a time when extraordinary things were likely, this is it. Over half of the planets of the zodiac are in the signs ruled by the impersonal, anti-grounded signs ruled by the outer planets. True, Capricorn will bring us back to Earth, but Pluto is moving through early Capricorn like a cosmic roto-rooter unearthing all manner of unhealthy government and business practice and procedure. The good news is that Pluto is about transformation. Skeletons and secrets that were buried or kept in vaults or behind boardroom doors are being uncovered and will now be changed in ways that allow for evolution, rather than continuing to poison the ground water from which we all drink.

This ongoing, major line-up of energies in Aquarius, the sign of humanity, invention, technology, revolution, genius and the one who walks to the beat of his/her own drum is opening and offering all manner of fresh opportunity. It may take a while before they become apparent, but rest assured, in this energetic climate, opportunities abound. I like to think of that famously Aquarian drum as the heart. What better beat could there be for keeping pace and passing the time of our lives?

This time is ripe with fresh potentials that were never before possible. If you have been paddling upstream trying to get somewhere you were before, you might want to consider turning your canoe around. We are in the middle of the rapids and there is no going back to where we were even one short year ago.

The evolutionary wheel has turned and the revolution has begun. Things will continue to change. If we choose to make changes based on our vision of what is possible rather than by of our fear of the unknown we will see that we are far from powerless. We are, in fact, powerful beyond measure. What if you let the beauty of what you love be your point of focus?


Mercury's Gone Retrograde and the Moon is on the Wane, Again…

0114092
While Mercury is retrograde, often things are not as we would like them to be. When The Trickster is moving backward (from Earth’s perspective) life can seem to be a bit like driving the car looking only in the rear view mirror. It is easy to crash into things that are right in front of us or miss our exit, so we arrive late. We try so hard to keep up our normal pace that we end up working against ourselves until we realize that it is time to slow down or maybe even stop for a little time out.

With Mercury in retrograde motion, first in Aquarius and then backing into the late degrees of Capricorn, we can make the most of this time by cleaning up loose ends and either completing or deleting projects that have languished, unfinished, for far too long. Review, reconsider, relax, relinquish, rest, restore, reclaim, recreate, respond, restructure, refinance, realize, renovate, reorganize and realize renewal. Aquarius rules friendship, goals, networks, technology and inventive, innovative ideas. Capricorn’s concerns are business, government, creating structure and the physical manifestation of potentials.

With the moon waning until the New Moon in Aquarius on January 26th, we are doubly primed for letting go of anything that isn’t working for us or enhancing our experience in some way, in our businesses, groups, friendships and the technologies we employ. This is a great time for clearing clutter, including the unused and unnecessary files on your computer, rethinking your social and business relationships, and reconnecting with the old friends you have been meaning to get in touch with. .

So, Mercury’s gone retrograde and the moon is on the wane… sounds like the title of a country music song, doesn’t it? Actually, it’s just life playing itself backward for a while so we have a chance to catch up..

*Mercury goes direct, again, on February 1, 2009.


Pisces New Moon~March 7, 2008

Pisces is the mutable water (emotional/feeling/sensitive) sign and the last sign of the zodiac and the natural year–the last month of winter. Pisces is in charge of imagination, compassion, spirituality, belief, the ocean, the unconscious, the collective, creativity, dreams, sleep, intuition, music, acting, theater, dance, the feet and shoes… Though why the feet are included is still beyond me when the symbol for Pisces is two fishes (neither of which have feet or shoes) swimming in opposite directions.

As the Sun and Moon come together at this new moon Uranus,The Awakener, and ruler of the sign of Aquarius, is right there with them, coloring the energy of the birthing of this new cycle. Don’t be surprised if things change course and unpredictability becomes the norm for a while. We could also find our access to our intuition is more available and bolts from the blue dawn on us with great flashes of insight into things we’ve not previously been able to get a hold of.

Aquarius is still full of planets as it has been since the first of the year. Chiron, The Wounded Healer; Mercury, The Winged Messenger; Neptune, The Great Dissolver: Venus, The Goddess of love and money, beauty and relationships, values and self esteem; and the North Node–Dharma or Destiny point are all continuing their dance sparking new awarenesses, clearing away old concepts and beliefs, and awakening us all to what is possible when considered through the lens and on the ground of Aquarius, sign of humanity, revolution, invention, technology, evolution and genius.

These are unprecedented times. All kinds of new potentials are being birthed in these first three months of 2008 as the majority of the energy in the zodiac is gathered together in these two Universal Signs and the planets passing through them connect to communicate and begin a whole new cycle of the co-creation of their joined energies.

Today as the Moon (the unconscious, feeling level of our being) meets the Sun (consciousness) in the sign of Spirituality, the ethereal, wild imagination and sheer limitlessness, there is an opening for each of us to tap this energy and dream, drum or dance something spectacular into being. Pisces knows no bounds and Aquarius is the visionary rule-breaker who never met a box that could contain its high vibin’ energy.

The energetic frequency continues to be high, wild and free. Entertain your most inviting imaginings, sparkle ’em up and unleash them to find their perfect form.

I’d love to hear how you are experiencing these aqua-violet energetic waves and what you are creating in this juicy new energy.

Love and oceanic bliss to you all,
Jodi


Aquarius, Aquarius!

aquarian-design-123007.jpg

Though the Sun has already completed its journey through Aquarius for this year and moved on to Pisces there is still a lot of action in the sign of the genius, the inventor, the rebel and the humanitarian. Aquarius is the sign in charge of technology, the Internet, science, unique individuality and equal relationship–like friendship and the kind of relating we do when we collaborate on a project with others.

Today Venus, Mercury, Chiron (The Wounded Healer), Neptune and the North Node of the Moon (the dharma or destiny point) are all lined up in Aquarius, signaling a time for the seeding of revolutionary and evolutionary new developments. If you’ve been contemplating doing something that is a little to the left of normal, a little unexpected, a little bit quirky, the time for it has arrived.

With Mercury finally through its retrograde period in Aquarius and headed in a forward direction arm in arm with Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, self-esteem, money and that which we appreciate and hold dear, we are more prone to approach things from the perspective of what matters to us rather than what we have come to think of as logical or reasonable. Venus rules the senses and when she makes contact with Mercury, encourages us to think in terms of what makes sense for each of us rather than to operate from a prescribed perspective that paints with a broad brush declaring this right and this wrong, this good and this bad for one and all.

With all this Aquarian energy in the cosmic pool of potential, it makes sense to let our imaginations run wild and see where they take us. Under Aquarius the “crazy idea” is not so crazy. Visionary, inventive, progressive ideas that break with convention are more likely to surface and be supported now.

Though Venus and Mercury will move through Aquarius in the next couple of weeks, before they go they will touch and activate Chiron to awaken new possibilities in healing and insights about our wounding, Neptune to spark and help actualize the vivid spiritual imagination and then on to the North Node where we can access the possibilities and potentials humanity is now becoming aware of and ready to make real in our experience of life on earth.

This reminds me of the Seal song:

And through a fractal on that breaking wall
I see you my friend and touch your face again
Miracles will happen as we trip
But we’re never gonna survive unless
We get a little crazy

Aquarian energy can feel a little crazy. Many of us who were born with Aquarian energy have felt compelled to push the boundaries of reality and question authority. We know what it feels like to be misunderstood, judged and found lacking. Some of us secretly wonder why we can’t be satisfied with what others consider normal, thinking that would be so much easier. It’s not, though. Those born with Aquarian energy are designed to break the old molds and usher in a new day and a new way.

In my birth chart Chiron was rising in Aquarius. It took me a long time to understand that I wasn’t here to fit in. I am here to offer a new perspective and fresh ideas about the nature of reality; even to question what people have accepted as reality. Humans are amazing beings with tremendous potential about which we are just beginning to get an inkling. In my work as an intuitive astrologer I encourage my clients and readers to trust their own nature and the instructions of their heart above anything else. There is no time but the present and no one to be but you, in all your unique glory.

Crazy isn’t necessarily a bad thing. And if crazy is what it takes to break out of the old mold of who we thought we had to be, I say please, let’s all go a little crazy. And enjoy the ride.