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Full moon forecasts packed with love, humor, revolution, and practical ways to align with the cosmic weather. Rhea Wolf is a practicing astrologer who writes for Hip Mama Magazine and spreads magic with classes and readings.

Our Bias Against Discord

Libra does not like discord. Not one bit. But it also needs it to exist in order for the harmony, agreement, and beauty to exist. These are themes that might be up for exploration as we head into the New Moon in Libra on September 30 Libra is the sign which holds the balance between light and dark, tension and harmony, justice and diplomacy. The planet Jupiter recently moved into this sign, where it will remain for a year, greatly amplifying these themes in our lives and in the world around us.

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The Human Search for Meaning

“Perhaps it's true that things can change in a day. That a few dozen hours can affect the outcome of whole lifetimes. And that when they do, those few dozen hours, like the salvaged remains of a burned house---the charred clock, the singed photograph, the scorched furniture---must be resurrected from the ruins and examined. Preserved. Accounted for. Little events, ordinary things, smashed and reconstituted. Imbued with new meaning. Suddenly they become the bleached bones of a story.”
- Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

The Solar Eclipse in Virgo on September 1st might be the kind of day that Arundhati Roy describes above...Read More.

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Arrows into the Future

In this time of great change and even greater uncertainty, the poem above reminds me of the importance to keep asking questions, to be less content with the answers we think we have, to search the landscapes and the people around us for what we are failing to see...

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Off the Map

The wandering I want to encourage for the next month is the type that allows spaciousness within each moment. A wandering that allows wondering, like that old Christian hymn intones. Wondering is a state of pause and reflection. To wander with wonder invites spontaneity. It leads to unexpected and uncharted zones. That’s where we are going for the next three months: Off. The. Map...

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Listening to Voices from the Edge

 

Mercury is officially retrograde. But so is Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, and Pluto. If confusion, disconnection, and discord are the main ingredients in your world, then you too may be in the wrong song. The good news is that it’s a time for a re-write.

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Dancing with the New Moon in Aries

There is a magical way of looking at the story of our lives as if everything that happened were a decision we made from a place of higher consciousness. This may seem cruel for those of us with battered and blue histories, but it can also feel empowering at times to look upon these events with a bit of detachment coupled with a belief in the fantastic idea that life is unfolding exactly as it should. To see our life stories as sacred maps charting the course we have taken and will take...

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Remembering Wholeness

In astrology, the Solar Eclipse is said to provide a potent portal for setting intentions and revealing startling truths that have been buried. Physically, the light of the Sun is obscured, while the body of the Moon takes full focus. Metaphorically, we could say that what is usually hidden from us comes into sharper view. The Moon is a symbol of the feminine, the soul, and the mysterious; it is that which rules the inner landscape as opposed to the outer world of accomplishments...

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On Being Late

The Sun is currently moving through the astrological sign of Aquarius and our New Moon today is held in this energy. This sign deals quite a bit with the theme of time. Aquarians can be impatient with chronological time, wishing for things to appear as it does in their visions. Those with planets in Aquarius vibrate to a quicker frequency than can put them “in the flow” of life, but can just as easily make them feel out of place with linear, clock-time reality...

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Astro-overview for 2016: How deep is the place from which your life flows

The astrology of 2016 provides us with ample opportunities to create a more authentic, less fearful version of ourselves and the world. The most important tool we have this year is our presence. Being present simply means allowing yourself to regard what is actually happening, to slip easily out of our ideas like slipping out of our clothes at the end of the day...

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Safety and Risk

The illusion of safety is something that modern civilization has worked its ass off to create. Borders, security forces, intelligence gathering are only some of the ways it has tried to stave off uncertainty and chaos. What is safety really? Is it protection from danger or risk? Or could it be a different kind of freedom, one in which fear no longer rules our lives?

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Dark. Dark. Real. Dark.

Yesterday around 6:30 pm, I gazed at the darkness covering everything in the garden with its shadowy blanket and turned to my housemates saying, “It’s finally the time of year when the outsides match my insides!” Apart from the melodramatic way I said it, I was being mostly honest. I may be a fiery, warm, loving Leo, but this time of year harmonizes with my inner chords, which lean more toward melancholic and angsty...

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