Forging Tree

delvikingErik Delvigne

A twitter convo early am with fellow astrologer Sagittarian Mind led me to this read.

Our planets / placements are like family – how do they get along ?” is a fair question.
I contemplated much the same in my last ‘popularity’ post.  So I decided to let the cosmos speak through divination.

Specifically, I consulted The Goddess, as both Neptune/Pisces and Moon/Cancer are watery, emotional, receptive, Yin energies.  They trine each other at New Moon.
Draw from Dark Goddess Tarot.

What does Neptune Rx have to say to incoming Cancer New Moon (conjunct Sun) ?

photo 4Dhumavati is the Hindu smoke goddess, who when hungry, ate her husband, the god Shiva and became an outcast widow.  She is assertive, determined and associated with ugliness that goes hand and hand with reality, the material world – need, hunger, thirst. She represents all that is inauspicious – she is Shakti without Shiva – in a directionless cart rather than a galloping chariot.   She transforms where she stands.

She is worshipped by widows and bachelors, by those who renounce the material world, also by sorcerers and witches.  Crows, symbols of magick are her companions. The Hag of Air delivers endings, separation and death.  In this case, illusory thinking is clearing.  Her tool is the winnowing basket – she separates (ala Virgo; Mercury Rx in Gemini) what is needed or nourishing, what is true or false.
Rethink your patterns of THINKING.

She has the power to see through smoke to the inner essence; to take the unlucky and sanctify it – turn it into a blessing.  Set yourself free through acceptance of what is weird or strange.  Set a fire to burn past trauma, as it rises into smoke, inhale the lessons, exhale the grief.

Dhumavati is in truth a wisdom goddess who becomes a divine teacher, revealing the secrets to obtaining ultimate knowledge beyond all illusion – blessings in the lessons.


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New Moon and Sun reply to Neptune with the Irish Goddess of Craft, Art and Healing – Brigid.

Asteroid 450 Brigitta will be found at 10 Aries applying square to Pluto Rx in Capricorn at time of New Moon in Cancer. 
Asteroid Quercus 8643 (Oak, see link below) will be found forming a Grand Water Trine at 17 Cancer trine Saturn Rx in Scorpio and trine Chiron Rx in Pisces.  

Brigid is the goddess of fire and forge – her vessel is the cauldron, her flame burns in Kildare, a sacred tree of the druids, an Oak Tree.  She is a goddess of water, healing, midwifery, keeper of sacred wells.   Brigid is a triple goddess – union between opposites – growth, and the power of three.

She is the goddess of poetry, inspiring oral traditions, songs and tales.  Brigid, patron saint of Students, was born in tumultuous times when Christianity was gaining a foothold in Ireland – she helped to marry the Celtic and Christian worlds, she developed a scriptorium to distribute books, particularly The Book of Kildare, said to rival the Book of Kells.  (The weaving of worlds is apparent in the artwork.)

New Moon/Sun in accordance with Brigid indicates a need for skill and attention, expression rather than suppression.  Speak your mind, forge your purpose. 
Personal pain fueling tangible material results.

Capture the elemental worlds of fire and water and work them in your favor.
Fire purifies, water restores.
Pyromancy, sage smudge, salt baths and cleansings, candle magicks are favored, esp to clear the energy in your home and the deep well of your psyche. 


Navel Gaze Moon

Memories Smell like Flowers by alifann

Monday 8
Saturn direct at 4 degrees Scorpio
12:12am CST, USA

New Moon in Cancer

Saturday 13
Mars into Cancer

Wednesday 17
Uranus Rx In Aries at 12 degrees

This is the sunshine and rainbows portion of the post.  Isn’t she pretty as the sunshine warms her skin, the memories are wonderful and bring a sweet smile of remembrance.

Grand water trine with this new moon in Cancer, highlighting emo tides re: family, mothers, women, home and wherever Cancer lands in your natal chart.

Self-propulsion is active, though subtle and not necessarily evident as it is mostly happening in the intuitive, psychic channels.  Chapters of life, stories and memories are washing ashore. . . tides slowly lapping or waves rolling and crashing.  Both, most likely as it is with water  ::: now you feel it, now you don’t ::: lunar equals fluctuations.

Strong struggle, diving deep into the well of psyche is evident with Pluto opposite in Capricorn – though shedding the skins of the past (Saturn) is supported by the buoyancy of emotional flow – in others words – we don’t get stuck in the quagmire, we flow like water.

Cardinal signs feel the tension, particularly those with planets at 16 degrees.  Mercury Rx is riding the surf with New Moon (also in Cancer) indicating another turn inward, going quiet to deal with metamorphosis.

Jupiter in Cancer is hugely productive, abundant and optimistic.  Free-wheeling touchie-feelie expansion of global family is waxing philosophical in the well of psyche.

We are globally connected – intellectually we get it. . . now with Jupes in Cancer, it finally begins to SINK IN on a much more profound level.

La Familia
Mitakuye Oyasin


This is the Plutonic portion of the post, the seedy underbelly.  Those of you who like a steady diet of sugar, feel free to move along.

Cancer rules the 4th, the conditions of the womb and the tomb, hence boney baby imagery. (Saturn is bones + aging, rules Capricorn which opposes Cancer)
Cancer house indicates either the mother or father – depends on who nurtures you.  When Moon is in tough aspect, blocks or friction re: emotional energy forces change.  

At new moon, Jupiter (in the sign ruled by Moon) moves to oppose Pluto and Square Uranus (nearing station) while conjunct (out of sign) Mars (on the decan of Uranus) is in Gemini.  Feeling & thinking are in flux – bigtime.  Mental and emotional change ups are imminent – concentration on metamorphosis – changing the outdated, outworn and useless into enlightened actions on the home front and public scene are highlighted.

Moon is the tidal sway of public opinion; Jupiter is expansive higher mind.
We are more psychic, open and vulnerable when water holds sway.

Recently at my Mom’s house I got a healthy dose of the idiot box.  Before you karate kick me off my soapbox, keep in mind, I confess to loving my entertainment – I have Venus/Jupes in Leo square Neptuner after all.  I am all for stereo sound, IMAX, more frames per second – all of it – toss rain on me like at Rocky Horror and it’s all good !

What I AM proposing is an inquiry into is . . .

Who is baby sitting the brainpan ?

Corporate Fat Cats looking to get fatter if you toss your noggin to the wolves in front of the boob tube 24/7.  Soundbites (Merc Rx) of WHAT WE LACK, what we MUST HAVE to make it ALL BETTER dominate.  Venus in Leo squares North Node in Scorpio.

The sugar pill placebo – big boobs, big lips, perfect hair and mutilated faces into our old age because beauty, youth and lying is perfection while vulnerability, aging, HONESTY and diverse humanity are liabilities ?

Jupiter (far reaching advertising, global comms) moves to oppose Pluto Rx in Capricorn and I call Bullshit.

For instance, yesterday someone was telling me all about the Cannibal Cop, discussing Ramirez kicking the bucket and why women write love letters to serial killers professing undying love and popping marriage proposals.

Now it is in my brainpan.

The creep show moved in to take residence in my mind. YICK.
It fascinates, but yick.

Yes, I KNOW manifestation, quantum physics, the hundredth monkey – eyes on the positive – but First we have to recognize the problem – SEE IT before we can CHANGE IT.

Ignoring the festering wound of our fucked up cultural obsession with slebs, fame, crime and wealth is obviously not working.  We are lacking alright, but it is not STUFF we are lacking – we are burying ourselves in a mountain of stuff, AND what is worse the refuse of broken stuff and STILL WE ARE LACKING.

The boob tube, in fact all corporate owned media is slow insidious poison – take part and absorb a steady diet of LIES and LACK, Creeps and Freaks.


Mass (Pluto) Mainstream Media opposes JUPITER (in the sign of family).
 Corporations and big Government focus on how we are uncomfortably different rather than focus on the ways we are comfortably SIMILAR.

How we are globally beautiful in our unified diversity.

Global corps walk hand in hand with greedy politicos over vast green mountains of money – trading our health and our planets health for immediate gratification and power.  

We ALL NEED clean food, clean water, shelter, freedom, equality.

Moon is the tidal sway of public opinion – fluctuation and seeping IN.
GLOBAL PUBLIC = Earthkind…and yes this includes ALL critters

New Moon/Sun & Mercury Rx trine North Node in Scorpio – CRITICAL THINK.
Think carefully – differentiate between NEEDS & WANTS.
Think about our planet.
SEE the beauty and truth in the mirror –  and in the eyes of others.
Though we are different, we are ALL ONE.

Thank you.

Please note New Moon is a time of renewal and particularly good for spells involving emotional comforts, safety, home, family, land and living conditions.
Mercury Rx and Jupiter in residence makes quiet measures BIG, writing is favored.



Goals for a witch

Know yourself
Know your craft
Learn and grow
Apply knowledge with wisdom
Achieve balance
Keep your words in good order
Keep your thoughts in good order
Celebrate life
Attune with the cycles of the Earth
Breathe and eat correctly
Exercise the body
Honor the Goddess and God


Saturn (10th house) rules goals

Monday July 8

Saturn direct
4 degrees Scorpio
12:12am CST, USA

New Moon
16 degrees Cancer

2:14am CST, USA




Praying mantis on grape tomatoes, I took the pic. All living growing things in my garden.
Praying mantis brings messages of stillness, patience, balance and intuition.  Contemplation before action. 

This has been a week of totem animals. 
Iridescent wasp delivered construction communication and progress. 
Elephant ( an animal intuitive saw one near me ) brings strength and patience.
Late one evening on a gas n sip ice cream run, I nearly ran over a skunk.
Skunk is a pacifist, while still strongly protected and effective.

It is hotter than bejeebus here, over 100, feels like a zillion.
Most of the US is in drought.  Poor kitties in fur coats are miserable.
I am going to lay down in the cool basement and watch zombie flicks.

First a mantis picspam.
They are so interesting and alien like, yes ?
Pluto ruled.  Predatory.
 Check out the hangmantis. cool.

I am calling this Uranus Rx on my natal Saturn Rx (chart ruler)
the quicksand transit.
Merc Rx (my natal MC) feels same.

May as well just hang tough, right ?!
Cultivate patience.

All signs and totems are pointing in that direction.

This Uranus / Pluto square is just getting warmed up
so we may as well get comfy. 

New Moon in Cancer at 11:24am CST, USA
Moon is void of course until it enters Leo
(see drop down menus for more on voids)
Moon into Leo 5:13am CST, USA

New Moons are beginnings
wash away the dross of the passing phase
set intentions for the

coming full moon in Aquarius on August 1st. USA

 nite all