This couldn’t have been clearer if I’d gotten a note that said “GO!” Hey, when it’s time to move on to the next, it’s time to move on!

New Moon In Virgo & Solar Eclipse Transition Cross

A new moon AND a solar eclipse in the same weekend?

Yeah this calls for a major spread.

I don’t often whip the celtic cross spread out but seeing as how my life is undergoing major shift, whirlwind fast and sudden, all in the middle of a new moon cycle and a solar eclipse. I don’t see why not. Oh and by the way Mercury is about to go into retrograde in my sign in less than a week.

I’m not freaking out, you’re freaking out.

Mercury retrograde in Libra is, yes, about reviewing aspects of how we relate, how we measure up and how we find our way to harmony through the temporary turbulence.

So let’s see!


The Suit of Wands dominates this spread, which figures with my recent need for refocusing and regrounding herbs and crystals for all this scattering?scattered? energy in my life. Look at all those reversals! Which aren’t necessarily bad, but it fits with the scatterbrained nature of my life at the moment.

  1. Current Situation: FOUR OF PENTACLES (reverse) – Upright, the woman in this picture is secure, in perfect balance, all her resources in alignment with purpose. In shadow this relates to my current half in half out feeling. I notice the house in the background and I remember that I was just remarking to myself how nice it will be to have my own consistent space again. Spaces of transition are a challenge for me but I understand I have to make it through, holding on to the pieces of the puzzles I do have and letting some of the ones I had go. Oya says keep whirling, stop panicking, I got you! Maferefun Oya!
  2. Cross/Challenge: KNIGHT OF SWORDS – Knight cards are often ones that call for balance of the properties of the suit. Thinking about what’s in my life right now, I’m being asked to not question everything, release the anxiousness that hits me when I don’t have the answers, and watch in order to learn.
  3. Retrospective (Distant Past): NINE OF WANDS (reverse) – I been through some thaangs. A gentle reminder that I’m way past this stage and not to carry that trauma forward. There’s no need to sit behind my fence of wands anymore.
  4. Recent Past: THE EMPRESS – Rootedness, connection with the natural world. I don’t think I’m being asked to let this particular energy go. I will need it going forward I think, or rather the lessons learned in this time of quiet I’m moving from. Also peep the Venus sign… Venus just moved out of retrograde. Ha.
  5. Best Outcome: THREE OF WANDS – New frontiers ahead! Be visionary, be creative, be open and have the widest view of the picture. I’m okay with this… I’m excited really!
  6. Immediate Future: EIGHT OF WANDS (reverse) – Let’s go, let’s go… or nah. Because look at that tree, remaining unbothered by the whirlwind activity around it. So yeah, stuff is happening, but my success is in my rootedness and ability to grow in the whirlwind. Oya and Shango out here in their element.
  7. Self-Vision: SIX OF WANDS – I’m feelin myself, I’m feelin myself, I’m feelin I’m feelin I’m feelin myself…haha yes!
  8. Resources: FOUR OF SWORDS (reverse) – Time to keep still is no longer, I need to wake up and spot those swords hanging above my head before I fall on them.
  9. Concerns: TEMPERANCE – I don’t often get this card. Anyway, my concern is balance right now. Natural in the middle of major change and transition.
  10. New Visions: THE HIGH PRIESTESS (reverse) – Finishing off with a major arcana in reverse, huh? Okay, spirits. Her moon is always in transition, her eyes are shielded- her sight comes from within not without. Venus out of retrograde. Mercury going into retrograde. New moon in Virgo. Partial solar eclipse. Winds of swift change blow. And you know what? Even in reverse, even as her whole world is going topsy turvy she doesn’t register it beyond a bit of blood rushing to her head. Her wisdom is from within her, not what the world is doing. Bless.

I’m a little in love with this reading. May I take this energy into the next moon cycle!

Signal Boost: Libra Horoscope from Chani Nicholas

from Chani Nicholas:

But. Mercury tho.

It’s going to station retrograde in your sign on September 17th. This means that The Messenger will be all up in your business and in your sign for weeks. Like six. A couple of weeks longer than usual.

Mercury is tricky. Mercury retrograde works in backwards, inside-out, upside-down ways. Mercury retrograde likes to make a mess so that we have to go back and fix it. You are therefore entering a time when you don’t have all the information. You are going to have to act a sleuth and have fun compiling the facts and gathering the evidence. Know that you don’t know the whole story yet and act as if that is a good thing. Get curious.

Mercury retrograde in Libra is, yes, about reviewing aspects of how we relate, how we measure up and how we find our way to harmony through the temporary turbulence.

This week’s astrology and this weekend’s eclipse make it important to keep in mind a couple of things: What we try to reject about ourselves, the feelings, the facts, the past mistakes and the parts of ourselves that are socially unacceptable, get put somewhere. Astrologically speaking we might say that the rejected, dejected and disheartened parts of our personality get thrown in the 12th house. This is where the eclipse will take place for you. This is the part of your chart that Mercury rules. This house holds some important aspect of your upcoming Mercury retrograde journey.

Our potency isn’t pretty. Hipsterdom, #WhiteFeminism and all kinds of corporate conspiracies tote watered down, sweet, sellable, sexable, non-confrontational, “it’s all good” propaganda. But that’s not what are souls are made of. That’s not how truth speaks. That’s not what power, change or liberation looks like up close. This is personal.

If radical is grasping something at the root, then radical change isn’t afraid to get down and dirty without debasing or devaluing any life form. If you are ready to get radical than you are ready to access your inner wild-one. You are ready to reveal your terrible beauty and your too-free-to-be-shackled shero/hero and give it the job of helping you out. 

– See more at: http://chaninicholas.com/solar-eclipse-in-virgo-horoscopes-for-the-week-of-september-7th/#sthash.k3pkL6Eh.dpuf

5 Crystals That Work Great with Teachers/Professors/Tutors/Educators

Doing some research for myself, and figured why not make a note of it and share. These are good stones to have on your person as you teach or if possible set a piece on your desk or bookshelf in your office or classroom. You’ll find it no surprise that all these stones either work with heart or throat space.

Probably the most obvious crystal I could pick out. I wouldn’t select it for my own use as I invoke its use for self-love and working gently with myself, but this is the ultimate stone of love, nurturing, and compassion. Activate your heart space gently with this beautiful stone.



One of my favorite stones to work with- I use often for tarot. It’s properties are more commonly used in offices and schools though as it is good for promoting focus and getting in touch with your inner discernment and wisdom. A great stone to keep in your space.

Open up communication with blue calcite. A great stone to help you find the right words, as is so often necessary in the daily life of an educator. It also calms spastic energies and anxieties around speaking and communicating, for example when you’re about to make a speech.


I was recently introduced to this stone by my sister. A beautiful green stone she recommended for opening up to new opportunities and new spaces. It also works to help you keep focus and settle the chatter in your mind, improving concentration, great for educational tasks.


An excellent stone to merge and enhance your sense of will and sharpness of mind. Opens your mind and helps when you seek out clarity of purpose. The gold version is very common and works well but try blue tiger eye for an extra kick.