Facing your Fears

Please take the opportunity to ease into 2023; the energy is tumultuous. The double retrograde of the action planet Mars and communication planet Mercury is bringing scheduling delays, hassles, reversals, and unexpected burdens. Stable Saturn and chaotic Uranus also have a secret conflict; the contra parallel. Structures we thought we could depend on will continue to break down. People will fight against oppression, and some will cause upheaval seemingly without a cause. When frustrated, realize that the tension will lighten by the end of the month.   

For myself, a power outage brought two days of stress but relatively minor inconveniences. As I write, the Bay Area is experiencing an apocalyptic storm, so keep us in your thoughts. Also, there were over 20 nominations for the ISAR board. The board cut the list to 7 for voting, and I am not on the ballot. The selected candidates are top-notch.  

Athletes are martial figures. Football player Damar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest during Monday Night Football. The N.F.L. suspended the game indefinitely. Actor Jeremy Renner is an Aries rising; the red planet is his chart ruler. While helping a family member dig their car out of the snow, a 7-ton snowplow ran him over. I hope they both have a speedy recovery.  

The House of Representatives is in chaos as the Republican majority cannot agree on a leader. The New York Times declared the G.O.P. paralyzed. Mars is currently at 8 Gemini, conjunct the U.S.A.’s Uranus, the same degree it will go direct on January 12th. It is barely moving and transiting Gemini rising Kevin McCarthy’s first house of identity. Retrograde planets can wreak havoc. His reputation is forever damaged. Watch this circus with the retrogrades in mind. Expect reversals, switcheroos and double-dealing. Will the country have to wait for Mars or Mercury to go direct to have a functioning government? We shall see. The Celestial Insights podcast provides weekly guidance to help you navigate the energies like a boss. This week has a deep dive into Uranus and my thoughts on Kevin McCarthy’s situation. It is available on Apple, Spotify, Audible, Google, Sticher, and more. 

The Moon rules watery Cancer. This sign governs home, family, feelings, and security. Some will be extra emotional and tender the retrogrades may bring feelings of nostalgia, longing, and regret for past mistakes. Understand that water signs are mute, and sometimes it is hard to put the emotions into words. Treat yourself and others gently. Use the illumination to consider how insecurity, fears of rejection, and desires for safety keep you from manifesting the life you desire. 

Use these prompts for contemplation, journaling, or oracle/ tarot card spreads: 

✨ Reflecting on my Capricorn New Moon intentions for building my legacy, what progress can I celebrate? Which goals need to be adjusted? What do I need to release? 

🕊️  Is there unnecessary drama in my home life? How can I foster peace?  

🏠  Reflect on childhood conditioning, do I approach new opportunities with fear or excitement? 

🎵 The song of the Full Moon is Easy on Me by Adele. 

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