Fortune smiles on those born under the sign of Aries

‘Kayso I WAS going to do a Post about the upcoming Full (Blood) Moon/Lunar Eclipse – in Scorpio – happening tonight on the West Coast [1] but…when I did a one-card reading this morning I pulled this:

This was one of those moments when I planned on going down one path, but the Universe led me down another. Fortune is the Planetary Trump of Jupiter and Jupiter entered the sign of Aries last Tuesday – where it will remain for one year.

Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life.
Fate is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it.

– Henry Miller

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and is referred to as “the Great Benefic” in astrology. A planet of luck, growth, optimism, expansion, and joy. (I’ve always pictured Jupiter as jolly St. Nick. Santa Claus.)

Jupiter takes 12 years to go around the Sun, so it generally spends about 12 to 13 months in each zodiac sign. Known as the King of the Gods in Roman mythology, Jupiter rules the sign of Sagittarius (freedom-loving individualist). Like Aries and Leo, Sagittarius is a Fire sign.

The Trump Card of Jupiter represents the Universe in a constant state of change – which it is. Here we see three Vampyre creatures clutching a wheel: Panther (the active and creative energy initiating Summer, the Fire of Life, and is a positive force), Serpent (Winter, retrospection and decay, and a negative force), Chimera (made-up of the four elemental animals in The Tarot of Vampyres deck; its role is to give the other two the momentum needed to spin the wheel).

Fortune is symbolized as a Wheel, spinning the destiny of each individual. The card symbolizes fate/destiny, expansion/momentum, change/movement, cycles, and unexpected gifts/opportunities. When this card appears change, movement, or expansion is inevitable. (Remember: Major Arcana cards represent life lessons, karmic influences, and archetypal energies that are influencing you right now. When you draw a Trump card its influence is unavoidable.)

Synchronicity. The relationship between two seemingly unrelated occurrences. My drawing the Fortune card days after Jupiter entered Aries is no coincidence, Dear Readers. The card is supporting what the heavens are saying: It’s the beginning of a era filled with happy beginnings, blessings, and new opportunities.

Indeed. I will go further and state that ALL Aries will be the luckiest sign of the zodiac for the next 12 months! So let’s not squander our good fortune.

But for every sign of the zodiac, with Jupiter in Aries we can attract the best fortune when we take the lead, initiate, inspire others, and demonstrate enthusiasm and courage. Faith in ourselves can bring about positive circumstances or good luck during this transit. Remember:

Fortune favors the brave.

This Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse is going to be a Blood Moon, where the moon will glow a scarlet color during the eclipse. On top of that it’s a Supermoon: A new or full moon at its closest to Earth for the month. There’s a lot going on here including a hard aspect to the “most dangerous star in heaven”: Algol.

I’ve already covered Algol’s power on the Full Moon/Partial Eclipse that occurred last November: Lilith’s Mourning Moon. Same influence holds true tonight.

The Sun in Taurus encourages happiness with the simple, tangible things in life, while the Scorpio Moon draws our attention to complexities, intangibles, and mysteries. (Scorpio rules the Underworld and symbolizes death, rebirth, and transformation.) Ideally, a balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what the Full Moon invites us to do.

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Lilith’s Mourning Moon

A partial Lunar Eclipse is taking place tomorrow. Astronomers say it will be the longest one in several centuries, lasting almost 3-1/2 hours. North America and Canada will see this full red moon in all its glory. (For us here on the West Coast, it begins just after 11pm TONIGHT and reaches its maximum blood-red peak at 1:00am.)

Watch live: Virtual Telescope

Generally speaking, Lunar Eclipses do a great job of purging and releasing things from our past which no longer server our higher selves and the effect of one can last up to three months. Lunar eclipses can affect us emotionally, so if you’re feeling a bit “off” take a moment to sit quietly and listen to what your psyche is telling you. Our feelings are our psychic barometer so let your emotions bubble up from within. If you need a good cry, let it all out. If you feel like screaming – let er rip!

This Full Moon occurs in Taurus decan 3 which is supportive of those who are SURVIVORS! But it’s Trine Pluto (transformation/rebirth) which carries with it a tinge of the Underworld. Psychic perceptions may be enhanced. Dreams can be extraordinarily lucid and predictive. Shadow work will prove liberating.

The strongest influence on tomorrow’s Full Moon is Fixed Star Algol.

Known as the “blinking demon” it is said to be the most destructive star in heaven, and is associated with Lilith who was branded as a vampire and succubus from the Underworld. (I have a fondness for vampires…)

Fright Night (1985)

Who’s that there?
Take a good look. Lilith
Lilith? Who is that?
Adam’s wife, his first. Beware of her.
Her beauty’s one boast is her dangerous hair.
When Lilith winds it tight around young men
She doesn’t soon let go of them again.
Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy (Goethe, 1808)

“In ancient Greek mythology, Lamia was a beautiful queen of Libya who became a child-eating daemon. In the myth, Lamia is a mistress of the god Zeus, causing Zeus’ jealous wife, Hera, to kill all of Lamia’s children and transform her into a monster that hunts and devours the children of others…Later traditions referred to many lamiae; these were folkloric monsters similar to vampires and succubi that seduced young men and then fed on their blood.” [source]

Whether you love vampires or not, Algol’s influence tends toward misfortune, violence, and sickness. My advice is to “keep it real”. Generate positive energies and work on your soul’s progression – with the help of your Shadow, of course. (And turn off the damn TV – especially MSM. Give it a rest for a day or two until Algol’s energies wane a bit.)

Wear or carry Apache Tears (a type of obsidian). It will absorb negative energy and protect the body from unwanted vibrations, energies, and entities.. (I always carry one in my purse.)

Lunar Eclipse November 2021 at Darkstar Astrology
Shadow Self: How to Embrace Your Inner Darkness
What is Shadow Work?
How To Do Shadow Work In Your Magic And Why You Need It

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Push Me, Pull Me. Are you ready for the Hunt?

Wednesday’s Full Moon is the Hunter’s Moon and it arrives at 7:56am PST on October 20, 2021. Oh, did I mention it’s transiting in Aries? The Sun’s in Libra (diplomacy, equality, fairness) which is opposite Aries in the Zodiac. Opposite signs create a mirror reflecting back to one another the traits each is lacking. For instance, Libra represents diplomacy, equality, and compromise while Aries is all about assertiveness, direct action, and passion. Libra is ruled by Venus (Goddess of Love) while Aries is ruled by Mars (God of War). In Roman mythology Venus and Mars were lovers. They say opposites attract and that was certainly the case here. Yin and Yang.

Both Aries and Libra are Cardinal signs – Initiators – which set things in motion. In astrology, modalities (modes) indicate how one deals with their environment and these two have a strong need to control what’s happening around them.

© 2021

So with this Full (Hunter’s Moon) we have the opposing energies of Libra and Aries, with both wanting to be in control of the action. Push-Pull. While we’re at it, let’s throw in Pluto (God of the Underworld) which forms a T-square with the Moon. Pluto is the planet of death/rebirth, so with Mars and Pluto we have a witch’s brew of fiery transformation going on! The intensity will propel us forward with great momentum.

Anger is a Gift. Use it Wisely.

Things will feel intense and more than a little chaotic. Libra’s need for balance and harmony will be put to the test. Being the God of War, Mars will want to engage in battle while Pluto may unearth old wounds and destructive behaviors. Use that aggression to create something positive. Embrace the changes that ultimately come when truths are unveiled. Both within or without.

The only constant is Change.

The Lord of Earned Success is governed by Mercury (thought) in Aquarius (originality).

Communicating concepts and ideas effectively between opposing forces is highlighted. Your higher consciousness (Symbolized by the crow.) will be sending you signs such as hidden messages and “coincidences”. A vision of the future effects a turning point in your Destiny. The 6 of Knives (Swords) is a card of freedom, optimism, discovery, movement, and insight.

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Shine on, Shine on Harvest Moon*

Arriving on September 20th at 4:54pm (on the West Coast) this year’s Harvest Moon will be in the sign of Pisces. A “Harvest Moon” is the name given to the Full Moon that occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox (September 22, 2021). According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac around the Autumn Equinox the moon rises soon after sunset, casting a bright light. The name “Harvest Moon” comes from the farmers who worked by the light of the moon to complete their harvest of summer’s crops.

The Moon is Yin (feminine) to the Sun’s Yang (masculine) and governs our emotions, intuition, psychic abilities, and the subconscious. The light generated by Full Moons illuminate that which was previously hidden or not fully acknowledged. When the moon is full emotions are amplified, but she also exposes secrets and reveals hidden agendas. In Pisces (which is ruled by Neptune, The Planet of Illusion) we may see deceptions or false perceptions being exposed. Read between the lines. Listen to your gut. Pay attention to clues given in your dreaming state. Your psychic abilities will be heightened.

The astrological sign of Pisces (The Dreamer) is the 12th sign of the Zodiac marking the end of a cycle. Full Moons also indicate the end of a cycle and this one wraps up everything that began with the New Moon (Pisces) of March 13, 2021. It’s harvest time. Pisces rules the 12th House: The subconscious and unconscious and what remains hidden from conscious awareness; mysticism and the occult. It is referred to as “The House of Darkness” and often associated with challenges that involve deprivation, loss, isolation, hospitals, prisons or institutions, hidden enemies, fear of death or illness, self-undoing or secret enemies.

This Harvest Moon falls just one hour after Mercury (communication) trine Jupiter (luck) which imbues it with optimism, generosity, and good fortune! Focus on the positive. The only catch here is the Moon is conjunct fixed star Scheat (Beat Pegasi) which is located on the leg of the Pegasus constellation.

A true malefic, Scheat’s influence may express itself as worry, loss and gain of friends through criticism, extreme misfortune, murder, suicide, and drowning.

Who is the Muse for this year’s Harvest Moon? Interestingly I pulled the 2 of Wands.

The Moon enters the sign of Aries late Monday and the Sun enters the sign of Libra on September 23rd, so I guess this makes sense. Libra is opposite Aries which will cause some friction – but this need not be negative.

The 2 of Scepters (Wands) glorifies our individuality and uniqueness. This card is ruled by Aries signifying a warlike energy and a fierce driving force of Will. Unlike the passivity of Pisces, Mars in Aries is unabashedly assertive in its nature. A time of challenges lies ahead which should be faced head-on and with a clear head.

“The image of Dracula as Vlad the Impaler is illustrated here. He stands in a fortress surrounded by fiery energy; in the background we see a watchtower, a beacon both as a solid place of energy (representing leadership) and as a lightning conductor, illustrating the card’s qualities as a channel for fiery creative power.” [1]

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* “Shine On, Harvest Moon”


[1] Daniels, Ian (2010). Phantasmagoria. Llewellyn Publications. p. 156.

Honeybees, an Orange-tinted Blue Moon, and the Death card???

Happy National Honey Bee Day!

National Honey Bee Day is an awareness day when beekeepers, beekeeping clubs and associations, and honey bee enthusiasts from across the United States celebrate honey bees and recognize their contribution to humans’ everyday lives as a means of protecting this critical species. National Honey Bee Day also pays homage to beekeepers, whose labors ensure there are well-managed, healthy bees to pollinate crops.

According to its organizers, the National Honey Bee Day program started with a simple concept:

Bring together beekeepers, bee associations, as well as other interested groups to connect with the communities to advance beekeeping. By working together and harnessing the efforts that so many already accomplish, and [by] using a united effort one day a year, the rewards and message is magnified many times over. We encourage bee associations, individuals, and other groups to get involved. The program is free and open to all.

National Honey Bee Day is managed by, a Los Angeles-based honey bee educational non-profit.


Tomorrow, August 22, 2021, the Full Moon occurs in Aquarius (Decan 3) and is conjunct Jupiter. It is also a Blue Moon, but around here it’s taking on an orange hue because of all the particulates in the air.

Blue Moons are not really BLUE, though. They occur when there are two Full Moons within a solar month, which happens about every 32 months. Which is where we get the phrase “once in a blue moon” – meaning to do it very rarely.

This should be a jovial Full Moon because of its aspect to Jupiter, the planet of joy, good fortune, and success. It’s a very positive, creative, and healing lunation – perfect for manifestation magick regarding transitions [see Death below].

Being an Aries, the August 22, 2021, Full Moon falls into my 11th House, the House of friends, groups, gatherings, and social circles; and which just so happens to be ruled by Jupiter. (Guess I’d better get out and about tonight…)

Dark Star Astrology has a list of each Astrological Sign with the corresponding house into which this Full Moon falls.

Symbolizes all transitions.

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