Dragon Cake

Day Moon Under the Sun

Day Moon Under the Sun

Oppositions to our best laid plans… the stars are flying in opposing territories and the signs are at odds with each other. Sun in Dog sign and a very powerful full (yang) Moon in the Dragon sign, will stir the pot. We may see more than a few old bones pop-up to the surface.

Our outer rim planets (large celestial bodies, or planets outside our elliptic plane) are taking up new positions and knocking down the old. This is when the music stops so find a seat and occupy it. Saturn is moving stations (from Dog to Pig) and that will pull the rug out from under many things.

For fun and in keeping with the festive spirit of this cyclic, moon change this is high drama for all the Zodiac signs. The lucky stars are hamming it up, going overboard, excelling as a hot-dog or being the life-of-the-party but they are all in exaggerated, states. This is showy, active, yang energy. Sh-t happens, is the short story.

This season offers us plenty of food for thought to sustain the Earth’s soul energy as it goes dormant until spring in our western hemisphere.

This takes some reflective time and we can see our little white rabbit is hard at it. The moon rabbit, or Jade Hare (grace) will be kept quite busy and is best left to their own devices to sort out the recipes and develop strategies on their advisory board.

White Rabbit Mixing Immortality Elixir

White Rabbit mixing Immortality, Elixir of Life

For the dogmatic contenders the old guard surrenders… we will see a shut down of obsolete systems. This energy is coming from a karmic place. Get ready to roll the dice and set sail for uncharted lands as we shift positions on the big wheel.

Watch Earth Sky: Harvest Moon 2012

Official Harvest Moon is @ 10:19 Pm PST, have a happy Harvest Moon. It’s a magical, mystery moon.

The ever fabulous Mooncake and/or Mid-Autumn festival is happening this week in the lucky stars. This has great implications for women, matchmaking, floating sky lanterns, lighting incense, dragon dances and moon gazing as Uranus passes by. It is a festive holiday in Eastern cultures worldwide, for sharing tea and cakes (sweet and savory) with the family.

Modern Mooncakes

Modern Mooncakes

Use-to-be that mooncakes were sweet with a salty, egg yolk inside to commemorate the moon. Fortunately now (for more worldly tastes) the modern moon cakes are becoming sophisticated (Ganache anyone?) and palette pleasing in more cake-like concoctions. They even come gold-plated for gifts of status. Always glad to see our lady Luna well appreciated for her beauty and luminosity.

Many fun actives can be undertaken to celebrate this yearly offering (Mooncake Festival) to the moon goddess. Her name is “Chang’e” in Chinese and is (interestingly enough) a synonym with “change” in the English language. To me that’s strange… but also very cool since the moon cycles are always changing.

Moon Cake Festival

Moon Cake Festival

Stars & Signs: posting lucky stars for the Full (yang) Moon (moods) in the Dragon (vitality) sign up to the new  Dog (duty) moon coming on October 15th.

The up and coming New Dog Moon on 10/15 is a reset button. This is  where a new chapter in the life-adventures for my canine friends will begin. Horses and Tigers will be drawn in (harnessed, looped, included) on the margins to take care of what looks like a mountain of paperwork. Prepare to sign on the dotted lines.

In zen-type thinking, the old adage: “it’s the space between the bars that holds the Tiger” is aptly applied. The tiger expressing our wild (or untamed) natures or a natural state of being.

This can be protective or selective. So it’s not what we see that holds us back, it’s what we don’t see (= unconscious/subconscious thinking of conditioned and/or patterned behavior) and when you figure it out you can then release it.

Guardians of one of the last white Rhinos

Guardians of one of the last white Rhinos

Good luck until the next post ~

Rat – aka: Sagittarius, mouse, mongoose / planetary influences / flying stars: (1) (4) (2) (3): You will be called upon to create revolutionary devices and bring some old-fashioned, spirited pioneering to a new field of opportunity. But right now the luck stars are sour on the outside and quite fussy, too. I can offer a cautionary note to not feel poorly about it or you’ll reflect back, a wrong attitude. Our perspective frames our outlook and shapes the tone of our conscious awareness. You can shift it every time it gets out-of-whack. Prosperity flows and follows where you send it. Turn that tide and move across the water (consciousness) to find a better point-of-view. Be generous in believing.

Ox – aka: Capricorn, bull, cow / planetary influence – Pluto (fate) / flying stars: (8) (2) (9) (1): The Moo-moo is the fashion statement of the year as Scared cows are being revered and decorated for their lofty ideals. Banners, ribbons and special hardware to commemorate even a bum steer. Doesn’t matter if they are actually working, they look pretty and have loads of social support. Our planet Pluto now moves in direct motion after a long (sleepy) transit backtrack, this summer. This will quite literally transform situations and circumstances right before our eyes. There is monumental work involved so get out your chisel and hammer. Luck stars are GLOWING brightly for you. Wish and blow on them and they’ll gladly surprise you.

Tiger – aka: Aquarius / planetary influences / flying stars: (8) (2) (9) (1): History is in the baking, an old world is becoming a new realm. While extremes are polarizing others, you can see a clear way through. Your lucks stars are at an all time high. You have top tier luck status and love stars blazing. Use them to patch your life tapestry where areas have been worn. There is lots of glitter and sparkle in the costume that goes along with the gigantic, lucky elephant that follows you everywhere. Consider the sky lanterns this season as way to give thanks and send up your brightest ideas to the moon. Then watch lady Luna gift you in return with showers of new good.

Hare – aka: Pisces, rabbit, cat, fish / planetary influence – Neptune (harmony) retrograde 6/4 – 11/10 / flying stars: (3) (6) (4) (5): The fortunes portend great sacrifices will lead to heroic acts of virtue. Get your magic potions and lotions ready. Pound out the formula. The White Rabbit holds a lofty position and will soon be on the a quest of a lifetime. Before that happens you will need to get grounded and reset all positions to their new, default settings. Lucks stars have you cooling off those rocket boots you wear. The luck stars are neutral at their best, and risky at their worst. As they say in divination parlance, don’t take any chances. Take a breather. Stick close to base camp before your next social clime. Take time to acclimate with the rough and ready changes that are up and coming, just around the bend.

Dragon – aka: Aries / planetary influence: Full Moon (moods), Uranus (chaos) retrograde 7/13 to 12/13 / flying stars: (4) (7) (5) (6): Rare artifacts and gems stones are falling from the sky to align with your greatest ideals and fill your coffers. You have legendary Heaven luck giving everything you do, a glama-a-rama, boost. Add to that a prize package arriving with sequential numbers, that all add up and up. Keep yourself open to all possibilities and stay focused on the ball. The celestial ball in your case. You are now in an arena that will be like a festival of fantastic delights. Go easy and be filled with the wonder-of-it all. Mine your peeps and cues from the cave you quarry most and stay away from mass hysteria, especially when and/or if you provoke it. Rescale your amour -to fit the crime, don’t give away the kit-and-caboodle.

Snake – aka: Taurus, serpent, bull / flying stars: (4) (7) (5) (6): You have grand scale Heaven luck with a Triple crown flying and landing in your luck stars. You are an Agent provocateur. Myth and magic are your calling cards. You can wizard your way into anything you desire by being so darn good-at-it. You hold all the majesty, mystery and dark, chocolate secrets one can revere. Truth and beauty shall set your free. Now is your much awaited, amnesty. Don’t waste anytime to romanticize the past it will only repeat itself, on you. Cut back on the non-essentials and prepare for the unexpected. Limber up for it, real good, everyday. Remember the rule, when you go through hell (and you come out on the other side eventually, or die) make it pay. You will be signing a new lease-on-life.

Horse – aka: Gemini, twins / planetary influence – Jupiter (increase) / flying stars: (9) (3) (1) (2): Take a load off and put the cart before the horse. Time to let yourself out to pasture. Roam around for a new patch of greener, grass. Horses have some tough-luck stars staring them down, right now. Trust me it’s going to turn around. The new-new, season is about ready to burst into your end-zone and take you to hyper space. You will reach neither regions unknown. As a world explorer, extraordinaire you relish this in your pickle jar. To garnish these new wagers for the fullest effect do not be deceived by what you see in front of you. This is time to let-go and say heave-ho. In the coming days expect to attend to the passing of older relations as the tide turns. Soon the boats you sent sailing will be returning to a safe and sound, harbor.

Goat – aka: Cancer, sheep, deer / planetary influences / flying stars: (2) (5) (3) (4): Go for the gusto, green lights are flashing and you have super, lucky stars keeping all your ducks lined-up in a nice, neat row. The opportunities are ripe for the picking. Select whatever fruits you like to put in your basket or on your headdress. What goes-around, comes-around. Lucky stars are bringing you a smorgasbord of delights to pick and choose from. Stay focused and you’ll be favored for a long-shot (that you take now) while the time is so-right! Your super-ball will hit the power spot and keep ringing up points …long as you set-up circumstances in regulated, sequences.

Monkey – aka: Leo, lion / planetary influences / flying stars: (2) (5) (3) (4): Make your move and do the deal. Luck stars are rolling in your favor so don’t waste them on some dalliance or delusions. There are solid ways and means to effect the entire lifestyle change you have always dreamed of. The arrangement is tricky though. You must pick and choose from the menagerie you have laid out in front of you. Take the options to put on a showcase of your own, raw talents, not the adaptations of someone else. Step off the trapeze and get your balance. These lucky stars need to be properly aligned to do their job correctly, get the best advice you can and then take it with you to all the way to the bank. Don’t let your dreams escape without you.

Bird – aka: Virgo, phoenix, rooster / planetary influence: Venus (love & luxe) 10/2 to 10/28 / flying stars: (7) (1) (8) (9): Take another lap around the winners circle. Your lucks stars are on a fast track to nether regions of exquisite delight. There are bonus stars and infinity luck that have an insignia of your best, crest stamped on them. The bird is a showy and imperialistic creature by nature so you can be very pleased with yourself. You also have love luck flying in the window and providing the kind of companionship you’ve always longed for and/or cherish most. Birds get all the eggs in their basket so be (very) careful not to drop this unique opportunity. Expand the realm of your greatest estate and make history. Set-it-in-stone, by your gracious self.

Dog – aka: Libra, lion, scales / planetary influence – Sun (image) 9/22-10/23, Saturn (time), Mercury (messenger) 9/16 – 10/4 / flying stars: (6) (9) (7) (8): Que Sera Sera is the theme for your super-dynamic luck stars this season. Go with it and let the world unfold a new chapter for you. The set-backs are only a temporary glitch until the new system comes online. When it does you’ll be going full speed ahead. It’s been dog-gone awful in some ways but once Saturn moves out of your world you will see some pretty amazing luck pick-up the pieces. Lose the slack and re-tool your whole outlook to get a bead on it’s whereabouts.

Pig – aka: Scorpio, boar, eagle / planetary influence – Mercury (messages) 10/5 – 10/28, Mars (pure energy) 8/23 to 10-6, Saturn (time) 10/5/12 – 12/23/14 / flying stars: (6) (9) (7) (8): Jumbo jet-setter, luck stars are flying high and driving you hard. There is an instant game changer, deal breaker and re-arranger just up around the next corner, so don’t brake, ease into it. Mercury’s move into your sign coincides w/Saturn, and as they merge into hyper space you will see a sub-sonic, blast of fresh air open up a world of wonders. This zone is a launch pad set to go into new frontiers and take on new adventures in storytelling and myth making. All systems are functioning and it’s in the countdown phase. The special effects make rainbows out of all those old smoke-and-mirrors, routines. Mars makes love, melt in your hand.

Blue Moon

Blue Moon Art

Wild Hare ~ lucky me, lucky you!

This post follows the dashing and daring Full Blue Moon in the sign of the Hare (grace) on August 31th and carries forward to the New Moon on September 15th in the Bird (virtue) sign.

Once in a blue moon sounds so romantic but perhaps only if you like unrequited love stories.

The general theme is that in only this one instance will two or more energies merge and flow like ships passing in the night.

Our blue moon is the lighthouse in the story. Its luminosity is doubled (blue) because it has happened twice this month. This allows enough light for things to see each other and know one another but perhaps only superficially and for a short time. It’s not bright like daytime, this is moonshine “shedding” it’s fullest light.

This can be a great time to transfer data, re-live experiences for new outcomes, to find clues and look for missing parts. Put the pieces of your life and dreams back together. There will be a way to see forward in the dark, the dark being the unknown.

The illumination of this moon brings things, people, objects, places and even nebulous concepts into view. Keep the tissues handy. Being in the sign of the Hare it mixes things up with a high, moral side. Let this blue moon be a harbinger of truth and beauty as a solution to life’s confusion.

Full (yang) moons bring moods, feelings and energetic patterns to a peak or fullness leaving behind high-water marks in our lives whether we see them now or not.

The ball drops and the change-maker brings new shape-shifted realities into play and into being. Things may appear one way but they will actually go another. To predict the unlikely directions of new vitality and get ahead of the game (for success) you’ll need a magic kaleidoscope to express variability.

To follow the leader (dogma) you may walk confident but you’ll likely stroll off the cliff-hanger. What does that mean to moi?

It means to see beyond what is and use your own personal power to project ahead of where you are. This will help you find a groove that leads you in the correct direction.

Going in the correct direction leads to the location of your greatest good, it brings us collectively or individually to a solution or realization. If you stay locked in to your own or other peoples (worn-out) ideas about where to go and/or how to get there you may be on a conveyer belt that leads you in circles going nowhere.

We won’t have this premium level of magnetism running such strong currents all the time. Please use this primal force to extend your connections and grow an olive branch. Use it like overdrive to power up that hill, make that move and blaze that trail. Muster your courage and assert yourself, boldly. This is not blind faith, so keep your eyes wide open.

Like all Hares the hospitality makers will be available along the way to give you a leg up or a furry, foot hold. Though it may not seem like you are supported when you step off into the the wild, blue yonder (the unknown) merging variables and colorful possibilities will unfold a bridge. These concurrences will greet you like a banner waving in the breeze to show you the way.

In a conscious way this moon can enhance our awareness of subtleties. Why subtleties? They are those invisible fibers that lead us to our destiny and for many humans that walk this Earth that is what we are really seeking.

How to harvest subtleties? Well the way I explain it is this, if you want an oak tree you’d better be looking for acorns since oak trees don’t fall fully-grown from the sky. Subtle energy is the nuance akin to a planted seed, poised and ready to break free from it’s dark hole.

This kind of seed is also a clue to finding a next step. The next step brings resonance.

Resonance is when you connect with your universe to cooperate in a larger plan called the divine plan, or life calling. A life calling is an awareness or knowing what moves and motivates us onward. As an anchor it holds us fast to our goals/moorings when we would otherwise give-up and drift away from our challenges.

Why does a plant grow, why do we long to love, why do we hope or hold on? I conjecture that this is a purely a feministic (not feminism) principle steeped in a larger mystery. A mystery that suggests striving (passion) rather than straining (drudgery) to get what you desire. This subtle change will leave you with a lasting impression instead of a stain.

A life calling is simply that. Life calls out to each of us and we either tune in on that vibration or try and stop the noise. We either give-in and follow it’s leaning by allowing “it” to show us and take us completely to what it has to offer us or, as we so often do, we stuff and stifle this noise, we muzzle it. We stop the resonance so we can listen to other voices and other modes of conditioning to find our way in the world.

In extreme cases this becomes a noise sensitivity. Sound is a big concern in the industrial world. My interpretation is that people who have this sensitivity are intent on stopping their own internal type of resonance. They want to conform to and control their world from the outside in and when they can’t the noise starts banging in their heads. They look outside, instead of in.

A good way to know if this is true about yourself is to ask this question, are you trying to take from the world what you want… or are you giving to the world what you’ve got? When you fully shift the paradigm it turns an internal conflict into eternal bliss.

This full, blue Hare moon ignites a transition phase in the seasons of our earthen souls.

A natural change is taking place and yet there is discomfort in leaving the old cocoon, in breaking free of the old skin of the former self. We may feel broken or blown away. But a plant does not grow until it brakes through the bark or soil. The leaves must drop. Without chaos we have no world. In pain there is gain if we look for it and reach for it in the dark like a light switch.

Ancient wisdom and truth (and quantum mechanics, i.e the Pauli Theory) tells us that no two things can occupy the same space in time, it’s a universal law. Such as a shaft falls from the grain leaving the kernel naked and vulnerable we need to know that to be what we want to be, we can’t stay who we are.

When I complete a series of feng shui changes for people (or things) there is always something that breaks or falls apart. This makes way for a new cycle of things to begin. Yes people try to stop it (fear based response) and in so doing lock (closing) in the pain instead of searching (openly) for the gain.

Another reflective and potent mystical saying is, Somethings got to give… In our modern myth and moral story telling this has a classical basis in the iconic and ironic story of Marylin Monroe, figuratively, literally and metaphorically.

“The star system has gotten way out of hand. We’ve let the inmates run the asylum, and they’ve practically destroyed it” was a statement issued by Peter Levathes in 1962 and in reference to artists like Marilyn just before she died. This thinking of ownership couldn’t have been farther from truth or beauty. It seems this story is immortalized from only one side.

In simple terms the movie moguls of the day only tried to get what they wanted by using pressure and subterfuge. In contrast had they allowed themselves to see what they already had and then work with it they would have transcended into new realms.

The mysticism of this compelling story (on and off the set) illustrates the bittersweet and tantalizing opportunities lost by this grind-up, wind-up world. When we push with angst to make something happen or to get what we want, we often never get-it or have-it and in so doing, destroy the very nature of it’s being.

In ancient lore this method is often called “killing the goose.” In the carnage of this mindset we often find some wonder of beauty that was lost, forgotten or misused.

You, me, we – can’t force mother nature.

But once in a blue moon you can coax her out of her shell, when she feels safe, when the water is warm and all the pending agendas are put away. We can skinny dip in the moonlight and be reborn.

Until the next post just let nature (or your nature) run wild and see where she goes, it might genuinely surprise you!

Stars & Signs: posting lucky stars for the Full (yang) Moon (moods) in the Hare (grace) sign up to the new harvest moon in the Bird (virtue) on September 15th. Good luck!

Rat – aka: Sagittarius, mouse, mongoose / planetary influences / flying stars: (1) (4) (2) (4-3):

Intermission time. Lean back and lay low, keep your foot off the accelerator petal. Your pending luck stars are tangled in some thorny sticker bushes. You are going from full warp speed to a big show down. Allow things to cool off and take a break before diving in the pool. As temperatures drop air tight seals form around your desires. While this happens spend time listening and then objectifying new opportunities. When you come up from deep water (consciousness) and/or out of a dark space (unconsciousness) there is always an interlude to re-adaption. Stay in the compression chamber a few months to get your bearings before integrating your new ideals into to everyday life.

Ox – aka: Capricorn, bull, cow / planetary influence – Pluto (fate) / flying stars: (8) (2) (9) (2-1):

Up early and down late, scheduling has kept you buzzing and humming through this summer of love. Now, finally you will see more channels deliver steady streams of new data to your field of dreams. Or at least one. The trick here is repetition. Once you figure out the how just keep repeating it. Constancy is your lucky charmer. The stars roll in your favor with a wink, wink and a nudge-nudge. You have to blow on the candles to make a wish come true and rub that lamp to get a genii to appear. When summoning a genii be sure to have your request formulated and wait time is nil.

Tiger – aka: Aquarius / planetary influences / flying stars: (8) (2) (9) (2-1):

Finding and keeping is the Tiger’s only really soft, tender sentimental side. Once they find what they want they like to have it, and to keep it near. There is a honeymooners tinge to your lucky money stars this month. Use the core concepts of sharing is caring and loving is giving. Show the ones you hold dear, that you like them here. Brandish nothing stronger than a pillow fight or you’ll frighten the children into tears. Sure you can stay tough like a bed of nails. But then no one can lie down and roll around with you in the green, grass of home. Hold your own and let the good times jelly-roll.

Hare – aka: Pisces, rabbit, cat, fish / planetary influence – Neptune (harmony) retrograde 6/4 to 11/10, Blue, Full Yang Moon (moods) / flying stars: (3) (6) (4) (6-5):

Blue moon… in the Hare. Lucky in love and wealth stars are all a sizzle with one small caveat. Use them up now, don’t wait. Expiration dates on the luck quotient lose potency quickly. You are currently aligned for maximum frequency of heaven luck and income streams a-plenty. Fortunately for you, you are also naturally gifted at foraging and gathering fruits and nuts at their peak season. Make haste on this work since the tide will pull out this month leaving your ships high and dry. Things may look bleak and bleary. But this is only a short lived condition. By the time you have cleaned off your rosy glasses everything will be crystal clear. Sometimes the water just needs time to settle. Go slow, don’t push the luck stars this month and let things flow.

Dragon – aka: Aries / planetary influence – Uranus (chaos) retrograde 7/13 to 12/13 / flying stars: (4) (7) (5) (7-6):

Stretch out your wings and and rip free from the chains that bind you. You are being tested in new flights of fancy and all you need to do is show up. Life as the dragon knows it, all-to-well, is a messy, scary business. Ye be monsters beyond here is oft the place marker for madness and ends-of-the-world inhabited by the dragon kind. You scratch your head and beyond wonder, why, and how on Earth do people come up with this stuff? But then before you even have time to really ponder, suddenly it dawns on you. All this unmarked and uncharted territory is yours to play in, it belongs to you, it’s your birthright and yours for the taking.

Snake – aka: Taurus, serpent, bull / flying stars: (4) (7) (5) (7-6):

Life is going to get sweeter and a newly, exalted position (or tack) you’ve taken is making a bad situation better. Luck stars look thrilling and willing, beyond belief to go the distance. Though to see you now it would not seem so, but strangely enough in the coming weeks a serious legal matter will go favorably for you. Put grist to the mill and apply another turn to the screw. Of course your own special brand of squeezing is legendary but if that fails your venom will paralyze them. The days to your crowning glory are numbered by few. Paupers awaken as a prince or princess in the morrow.

Horse – aka: Gemini, twins / planetary influence – Jupiter (increase) / flying stars: (9) (3) (1) (3-2):

Feeling your oats is fine and dandy. However this is your best time of the year to beat a retreat. To be fully revived requires an extended, clandestine period. Stars are a funky lot in a mixed bag of what, knots. Things get tangled in brambles when we bite off more than we can chew. Choose your words and then swallow them whole, what’s left unsaid no one will know. If this hand of cards were mine I’d toss them and push back the table. Stockpile your cupboards with fruity delights but don’t burn candles or leave on the light. Hold your horses just a little longer, don’t jump the gun. Rewards will come when your legs are stronger.

Goat – aka: Cancer, sheep, deer / planetary influences / flying stars: (2) (5) (3) (5-4):

Bonus social luck brings back a gentler stride and a promotes wanderlust to take you back to a happier time. The peacekeeper and match-maker goat is the new uniform type. You are infinitely bound to the stories of the land so it’s time to stop kidding around! One by one, three billy goat’s gruff usurped a troll that wanted to devour their life.  Like water under the bridge they moved past it to let bygones be gone for good. Climb higher and you’ll find a new, brighter view on your horizon. This month will sparkle and shine be sure to shop and dine. Up next month is a long rest and respite from the intensity of this limelight.

Monkey – aka: Leo, lion / planetary influences: Venus (love & luxe) 9/6 to 10/2 / flying stars: (2) (5) (3) (5-4):

Love comes to town and it’s riding a horse upside down. Honey you have some pretty happy, snappy luck coming down your pike. But from the way you see it – it looks miserable, like something the cat dragged in. Out of your “former” fears and tears there is a truth in beauty that you have side-lined, avoided or isolated. Don’t let your fame be a passing fancy. Au contraire …you would be wise to economize. Save your affections for a love (or script) that’s really rare. On stage you are hopping and popping with flirtatious hilarity so let the good time roll, don’t wedge them in.

Bird – aka: Virgo, phoenix, rooster / planetary influences: New Moon (yin moods) 9/15, Mercury (messenger) 8/31 to 9/16 / flying stars: (7) (1) (8) (1-9):

Oppositions flare-up and thunder roars in the skies of the feathered kind. You are rarefied by these ripe conditions. This is the perfect time to cast out lines and make the ties that bind. Get into a new stride by marching to the drum of a higher mind. The bean counters will merge with the nitpickers to sort out all the details over time. The luck stars are a flyby the seat of your pants airline taking you to a conference in a wilder-nest clime. Hunt and peck to solve the crime. Income luck stays strong and goes long. If not, I suggest abruptly making an about face (all the way around to the other side) and go forward in that direction.

Dog – aka: Libra, lion, scales / planetary influence – Saturn (time) / flying stars: (6) (9) (7) (9-8):

Super, double bonus luck has doggies barking and baying at the moon. But all this howling is a waste of a very, good vibe. Dog is the Hare’s secret buddy so don’t be afraid to reveal your innermost dreams to a sacred sole. Confide not deride. In so doing you may garner the prize of a new lifetime. Don’t bat an eyelash about crossing your tee’s. The white cross is a legendary symbol of power used to remove all iniquity. Be thou dissolved in preparation for the whole lot-a heaven luck coming your way. Like summer berries you get to pick your own prize.

Pig – aka: Scorpio, boar, eagle / planetary influence – Mars (pure energy) enters 8/23 to 10-6 / flying stars: (6) (9) (7) (9-8):

The lucky pig has a dynamic-duo of star powers wielding fire and brimstone with an exaggerated effect. Below the pyrotechnics is a deep reservoir of constancy and continuity being dredged-up, out of this marshy swamp. Your olfactory senses will lead you to the  destination of your dreams so keep sniffing around the forest. Trust your sensory perceptions above what you see in front of you. Set your whole heart on fire and watch it burn. When you do, it will melt away the dross. The big wheel is turning and you get a shot at the jackpot. Aim high and be mighty at the arc.

Art Mural photographed at Mason Street Murals in Santa Barbara, CA

Monkey New Moon

Monkey see, monkey do!

This post follows the daring New Moon in the sign of the Monkey on August 17th and carries forward to the Blue Moon 2012 on August 31th.

The lucky blue-moon at month’s end is a full moon in the Hare. Something radical will shake-out of the family tree that drops fertile seeds into super-nutrient rich, pay dirt.

Planet Mercury, now in forward motion has a boomerang effect of the curve (in this timeline) that can hook or bring things back around you thought were long-gone or lost. This is an ideal time to forgive, let live and release worn-out grudges to the waste bin. The summer recess is now in session. This is an essential time to try at being anything than what you already are, just for the sake of the fun-of-it.

Soul play is the theme under this a deep, dark, mystery moon. Let your Sol (spiritos) be your guide as you run off in new directions and find avenues that lead to new expressions. The quirky and underexposed will surface (or bubble up) in stylistic venues of the off and on-beat. Background drums keep a strong, jungle rhythm pumping.

The Monkey’s perky, palette unfolds a wide-ranging design fest of unexpected twists and turns. Primaries in jewel tones and washed-out, sun-baked, colors carpet the runways and by-ways.

Launch your big ships now and take long trips to luxuriate in the finest manner you can muster. The days between the monkey new moon and the full, blue moon in the Hare are a rare opportunity to cultivate happiness long~lasting.

The mojo of the blue-moon can smooth out any dull spots, rough patches or jagged edges of sub-par, luck stars. They can shine-back luck brilliantly beyond what it appears to be when you rub it to a glossy, finish.

Think of summer 2012’s late new moon as a second honeymoon, another chance times two. It works like an automatic, wish factory when your stuff-it with great ideas from inside out. Be original, gather your wits and make self assurance a keystone to success. Monkey signs give ballast to the snakes vulnerable, underbelly while the dragon and the rat get a free-booster ride.

Bask in the glory once your relaxed and well-rested. There is a doubling of all luck this month that gives us a peek at what our luck will be like next year in 2013.

Heed the signs but go ahead and run a little amok, dare to dream and feel alive about whatever floats your boat. The monkey’s colorful, kaleidoscope of creativity will hold sway over the masses. Prepare for an encore performance when you least expect it.

Stars & Signs: posting lucky stars for the New (yin) Moon (moods) in the Monkey (talent) sign, on August 17th to the full (yang), blue moon (moods) in the Hare (grace), August 31st.

Rat – aka: Sagittarius, mouse, mongoose / planetary influences / flying stars: (1) (4) (2) (4): Peach blossom luck showers you with wildflowers in summer meadows like a lazy, afternoon dream. Social luck and love charms get whipped into frothy, peaks of curiosity. Politic all you want since you will be heard and well received. Everything is doubled. These days are dawning with bright blue skies on the horizon so feel free to make the utmost of them. Things may turn out, round much better than you first think, just believe in it!

Ox – aka: Capricorn, bull, cow / planetary influence – Pluto (fate) / flying stars: (8) (2) (9) (2): Stay elated away from the summer parades and charades. Things can get a little tense and over stimuated in your minds eye with too much clutter. The luck stars are uneasy and a bit queasy. You may feel seasick even on terra firma. Use time-out wisely and don’t run yourself aground going in circles or you’ll blank-out. Be quiet and well reserved and the stress and drain of soggy luck stars will soon pass almost unnoticed.

Tiger – aka: Aquarius / planetary influences / flying stars: (8) (2) (9) (2): You’ve been chasing after your tail and its getting a tad dizzying and tattered. There is no need to continue on a course littered with potholes and uneven terrain. Camp out on a favorite bench and keep out of the hot, mid-day sun. While away the days in a cool, restorative vacation mode to overcome a batch of tough-luck stars. You’ve got to get that big, tiger pout, out. Take it to the cave and stick-it there until you emerge reborn.

Hare – aka: Pisces, rabbit, cat, fish / planetary influence – Neptune (harmony) retrograde 6/4 to 11/10 / flying stars: (3) (6) (4) (6): Christen the maiden voyage of some super, lucky stars on board a honeymoon suite of dreams. Sunny breezes lead to fabulous ports of call!! Love and luck are conspiring in your favor to deliver loads of unexpected good fortune and luscious booty, galore. Let the games begin and join in the fun for everyone with super, love luck, long-lasting. Treasure arrives as a dynamic duo, set, matched and pre-arranged.

Dragon – aka: Aries / planetary influence – Uranus (chaos) retrograde 7/13 to 12/13 / flying stars: (4) (7) (5) (7): This is Funk Zone central, ello, ello, get the lead-out. A crack, demo team is at the front door. Everything goes and then it arrives somewhere else so only take what you know you must and don’t keep anything else. PLEASE be willing to part with some of the lessor items. The bulldozer will not stop while you gather your lilies or look for your glasses. Go now and keep moving. Cut back the brambles and get rambling, on.

Snake – aka: Taurus, serpent, bull / flying stars: (4) (7) (5) (7): Cordon off the area, yellow caution tape is advised. Carry a few spare rolls of it to be on the safe side. The more you shrink the less you will chafe on these ruggedly, sharp stars that spur you on. Use all your powers of observation, carry your best amulets and don’t leave the cat out. Secure a safe haven and stay locked up in your own world until the bog disppears. Be inventive, be clear and be a legal Beagle. Bite down hard on any deceivers or be short, shrift-ed. Just cut-to-the check please.

Horse – aka: Gemini, twins / planetary influence – Jupiter (increase) and Venus (love) / flying stars: (9) (3) (1) (3): Shut down the whole rumor mill and hold off on any big ideas until the surprise inspection is over. This area is going through a transition phase and will only be functioning at the barest of minimums while tests are conducted and results revealed. Shut down non-essentials now and tie down any loose ends. Don’t let any thing dangle, drag or get tangled in the mind. Words can bind like barbs of wire so stay well, inside your boundaries.

Goat – aka: Cancer, sheep, deer / planetary influences / flying stars: (2) (5) (3) (5): Raise the white flag and give up now while there is still a chance. Don’t take a stand or make any waves just go with the flow. The luck stars are knocking about hard and crashing like breakers on a rocky shore. You’d best wear a hard hat at all times. Trust me you’ll need it in this construction zone. Don’t get into it, get out of it. There’s a rainbow at the back of this storm but for now I’d batten down the hatches. Mums the word and all.

Monkey – aka: Leo, lion / planetary influences: Mercury (messenger): New Yin Moon (moods) / flying stars: (2) (5) (3) (5): Luck stars look testy and Topsy-turvy. I trust you’ll keep that in mind while you swash and buckle your way around the world of a affairs. Summers drama-rama is in top shape and full tilt.  There is no room to compromise, so don’t mess-up between the lines. Stay and do the thing, and be the one. Then you’ll see the reward …but never before the good deed is done. Blow hard and go long to unravel this ball of yarn.

Bird – aka: Virgo, phoenix, rooster / planetary influences / flying stars: (7) (1) (8) (1): Get your lucky, winning tickets here!! The bird has got rock, solid-golden luck stars that gleam brightly and make streams of income appear. It’s like a super luck sandwich. Fresh-baked, infinity luck is buttered in love luck and stacked with garden miracles and money greens drizzled with saucy wishes and sprinkled with dreams-come-true and then topped with another layer of fresh-baked, infinity luck! Take your best shot, you got it, I promise!

Dog – aka: Libra, lion, scales / planetary influence – Saturn (time), Mars (energy) / flying stars: (6) (9) (7) (9): It’s a melting pot of sticky, tricky business. These lucks stars have silver linings and pearl encrusted interiors but you’ll need a blow torch and a crow bar to cut a path to the center where all the goodies are stashed. It’s not always easy to see what you’ve got til it’s gone. And once it’s gone, let it go- and then the new cash reserves will flow. The wheel is turning and if you don’t like it on one side get on over to the other, don’t wait. Act now, on Que = you.

Pig – aka: Scorpio, boar, eagle / planetary influence – Mars (pure energy) enters 8/23 to 10-6 / flying stars: (6) (9) (7) (9): Keep your skids greased and your eyes peeled, and you’ll catch a fly-ball right outta left field. But watch-out, down below, there’s fire in the hole! Shield’s up or you’ll burn, baby burn. Take the offensive, no defenses. These luck stars are branded with a keen edge on a thick hide. Your best bet is to walk the coals shaman-like to the other side. Lucky stars form a magnetic field ripe with opportunities you can take to the bank once you harness the big, beast. It’s a high wire act of great distinction so carry a spare pair of fish nets in case you need’um. Joy is a super-natural, power for good and is highly contagious, use-it, don’t lose it.

5 Gold Feng Shui Luck Stars fly to Ladyhawkes Colorful Blue Eyes for her 2012 dark-horse, pop-vibe that rocks the dead, alive.

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