Our next lunar event will be the full moon in Pisces on September 19th. I enjoyed doing the new moon group and will be hosting another similar group for the full moon. Admission to the group is $5 and includes a single card reading posted in the group. If you would like to add a brief look at your chart and how the full moon may impact you, it’s $15. Private readings are $90 per hour for tarot or astrology or a combination. Paypal your admission fees to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the secret room on facebook and include birth info if you are adding the astrology option. There will be discussions about Pisces, Virgo and lunar transits in general as well as tarot topics. Group members are invited to post threads and share in on topic conversations in the room through the 19th.
At the moment of the new moon, the sun and moon in the sky are in the exact same place from our vantage point on earth. This is why we can’t see the new moon and why sometimes we have solar eclipses with new moons. The moon turns it’s dark face completely to the earth. Astrologically, this means both of our celestial light bodies are exerting the very same influence. With Virgo, there is an emphasis on order. Details become highlighted, sometimes to the detriment of the bigger picture. We can become hypersensitive or hypercritical or both. We can also become honed in and attentive, provided we aren’t overwhelmed by the information before us. During Virgo season (sun in Virgo time and the time other planets may or may not join in) it is helpful to take time for personal care such as meditation, exercise and even things like personal hygiene. During Virgo season and particularly new moon in Virgo, details matter.
The new moon is said to be a good time for new beginnings, and for setting intentions. There is a clean slate/back to school feel to it for me. The moon got as small as it could and met the sun in the sky, having made it’s way through all twelve signs. Every new moon is an opportunity to examine a new area of your chart and set new goals that support that part of you.
I am currently offering a New Moon tarot and astrology special via facebook. Find me there at my page, Jupiter Shines or look me up - Lupa Fleming. Access to the private new moon group and one card tarot draw for $5 or go for the astrology package and get access, a card AND a short new moon astrology reading posted in the group. Private readings available as well. Message privately with questions.
Hello Jupiter Shines world. I’ve written about luck before. Are you lucky? Do things usually fall your way or do you feel like you have to invest twice as much effort as the average person for the same returns? Jupiter(luck) squares Uranus(the unexpected) in my chart and I have random luck. Once in a while I get exactly what I need at exactly the right time.
But here’s a more important question for you. Do you see it when it happens? Are you grateful for your luck. I do not subscribe to the dangerous idea that we create everything that happens to us. That idea gets twisted into a blunt weapon to beat the already downtrodden with. You have to see where you’re lucky though, in order to remain hopeful, in order to keep trying. And if you give up, you really will create some terrible luck for yourself.
Tell me about your luck. Tell me something wonderful that has surprised you today.
An astrologer friend of mine, Aliza Moonpluto, has begun blogging several times a day now that Saturn is direct. I am finding the urge to write again myself, though it isn’t my third house (communication) that Saturn is visiting.
Saturn is direct near my Scorpio moon, in my twelfth house. I was born to feel things deeply, and often provide this service for others. I feel what they cannot access. I bring it to the surface for them. I am going home (moon) to do the work (Saturn) I’ve always been called to do. It is my Gemini sun and planets that require me to tell these stories to you.
Magic lies within the seventy eight tarot cards that make up a deck, the magic to unlock your own secrets. A good reader doesn’t tell you things you don’t know, he or she shows you the answers you’ve had within you all along. If you have always been fascinated with the art of reading cards but aren’t quite sure where to begin, this workshop is for you. If you have a deck or two but feel you could use some direction and focus in your practice, this workshop is for you. If you would like to deepen your understanding of this tool for introspection, this workshop is for you.
Any study of tarot will spend some time looking at the meanings of each of the cards, but in order to be an effective reader, you must go beyond just memorizing the right definition of the cards and learn to work the energy that is exchanged when you read for yourself or others.
I will address grounding, focusing on the questions, setting intention, card layouts and more. There will be daily card draws and members of the group will be welcome to share their daily draws as well. Members will be encouraged to practice reading for one another if they like, and to post their own readings for input and discussion. Participation is on your own time and at your own discretion. Lurking is allowed.
Class will run for one month. The start of class has been postponed so there is still time to join us! Cost is $25 and will include at least one personal one card reading for each member. Please contact me with questions or to rsvp for the workshop.
My roommate’s youngest son is a four year old Gemini and is quite the charmer. He can turn on some real sweetness courtesy of his Cancer moon and ascendant, but that trickster side is always in action.
This morning I noted with surprise that he is now perfectly capable of operating the television remote to switch between episodes of his favorite show, Power Rangers. He shrugged and said “Yeah, I can do it.” ”I thought you needed help with that.” I said. ”Nope, I like people to do it for me sometimes. Sometimes I lie.”
Rarely malicious, Geminis often little attachment to the unvarnished truth. Do you have any tricksters in your world?
My daughter has fallen for a boy who lives in England. She’s there visiting him now and his parents, both Scorpio sun signs, have taken her in and treated her like family. Now if you’ve never been befriended by a Scorpio, you may not know the depth of their loyalty or just what it means to earn their trust in the first place. I have Scorpio moon and ascendant and relate more personally to that sign than to my Gemini sun.
Scorpio lives a little deeper beneath the surface than most of the world. We do not take things at face value. Every motive is questioned, every gesture examined for sincerity. The good ones (of course there are good and bad of every sign) will never break their word, never betray, never deceive. Scorpios sometimes are accused of being too intense, too emotional, that is if they are they sort to let their emotions show at all, because they can be very tight lipped about, well everything. Once you’re in, you’re in and God help anyone who hurts someone a Scorpio loves, so my daughter is a very lucky girl and with her own Scorpio influences, she knows it.
Now you know if you’ve been reading here at all that the placement of the sun at your birth only tells a bit of the story, and so this pair will have some things in common courtesy of their Scorpios suns, but they are two distinct individuals. The chart images look like a mirror of one another, a perfectly complimentary set.
Her Scorpio sun and other planets fall along the descendant, the line marking the beginning of the house of other. She puts everyone else before herself, loves to serve and is maybe a little baffled that others don’t think the same way though you won’t hear her complain. Steadfast, Venus ruled Taurus falls at the beginning of her chart, the ascendant. Taurus is the quintessential earth mother and while she is so much more than that, this is the side of her that greets you upon first meeting.
He is all first house, house of self. Self directed, self sufficient, self motivated and maybe occasionally a bit self absorbed. But only a little or only on occasion because this first house person has Libra ascendant and Libra is all about keeping the balance. Scorpio’s no holds barred intensity is tempered by the grace and charm of a Libra exterior.
And so we see a theme develop with these two. Grace and charm coupled with dependability and the capacity to sustain. To sustain one another and anyone they care for. Both are also dreamers. You have to be to overcome some of the challenges they’ve faced and keep a positive outlook intact.
Saturn is the planet of hard work, facing fears, overcoming obstacles. It is in the sign of Scorpio in the sky right now and no doubt calling on these two Scorpios to face some challenges, to keep pushing through and to carry on despite times not being the easiest. They will persevere, as they always have and these challenges will not be the worst for there is support in the sky as well.
This is the tip of the story. Scorpios would never forgive me for telling their secrets here on my blog. Consider this the gift tag and the private readings to follow, the real gift.
Follow the moon’s movement through the heavens to learn astrology. This has always been my first advice to people interested in deepening their understanding of astrology. It is effective because we feel the moon. Studying the phases of the moon and the moon in each sign gives you an opportunity to feel your way through the zodiac’s 12 signs every 28 days.