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Imagiscopes: Week of October 10, 2016

Imagiscopes are based on sun sign astrology, popularly known as “the horoscope” for each sign that is found in many daily, weekly and monthly publications.  Like the horoscope, the imagiscope is based on the astrological transits for the week ahead, customized for each Sun sign. Find your Sun sign below to read your image for the coming week!

Imagiscopes are offered as a window into the living imagination, the imaginal realm which gives birth to all form and structure. It is an attempt to invite your thinking mind to relax, and your imagination to step forward and play. It may be helpful to not try to “figure it out,” but rather to sit with the mood imagiscopes evoke and see what imagery or fantasy of your own might emerge in response. Perhaps they will spark a memory, a feeling, or a more intuitive recognition of the planetary powers at play in your life this week.

To accurately determine your Sun sign, visit astro.com or a similar site which will allow you to cast your own natal chart. You will need the date, place and time of your birth. Those who are born from the 19th – 22nd of a given month may be one of two different signs. If you are casting your chart, also check out your rising sign if you don’t already know it. Images apply to both your Sun sign and the rising sign (Ascendant) of your natal chart, but note that the rising sign is only accurate if you have your correct time of birth.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of October 10 – October 16, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

Mallet sinks into skin
stretched so taut over wind
booming animal skin
shivering with the force of
each mallet fall
massaging organs and fascia
entraining brain waves above all

Literally speaking: Don’t let big ideas get in the way of feeling as deeply as you can. Somatic and emotional revelations could do more to set your considerable will towards accomplishing goals and working within your means rather than overextending yourself.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

Oh bride of the bleeding heart
open petals slender-tipped
pushing open
and flowing out of a central gate
that sags on rusty hinges
communicating age and exposure
to elements magnetic and corrosive
celebrating unity

Literally speaking: Arguments could prove productive this week, if you remain focused on serving the common good and resist getting bogged down in prideful egotism.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Wiry twisting augur
blesses the ground with
waning light, driving
home a slender truth
making bruised ground
whole, joining sides where
they have split apart

Literally speaking: Some part of you may want to come out of the inner rumpus room and play some games in the light of day. Yet another part of you might be a little afraid of the other part’s intentions, and maybe a little frightened by the game itself.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Will the world wait for me to stop?
Will it obstinately stand still as I continue to push ahead?
Roots probe the soil deep underground
finding ways through rocks and obstacles
by digging into the larger body and trusting
that mineral will come, water will come
threads holding fast by being held

Literally speaking: Beware of pushing too hard for things to go in the direction you think you want them to head. Larger currents are moving things along in your favor, even if it might not particularly seem that way at the moment.

Leo & Leo Rising

Bark, the flesh of trees
gored by hardest metal
skin-climbing higher
to thinner branches
with greater vantage point
but less foliage and so the climber
is seen
for what it is

Literally speaking: Put your convictions into action this week, makes some waves and let yourself be surprised by the consequences and reactions which ripple back to you. In other words, be genuinely curious and reflective about the response, rather than being so certain you are righteous in your intent and know exactly what the motivations of others are.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Swelling hexagonal
honeyed wax built up
bit by tiny bit
jewel tones glitter
in the center
lighting the eye
with a fresh fire

Literally speaking: Preoccupation with financial issues may interfere with making good choices concerning your health and safety.

Libra & Libra Rising

Old bones knocking together
chafing and scraping off
tiny bits of the past
clinging so long!
So long they fashion themselves
into brittle binding
blinding and undermining
the abundance of the present
come tumbling out of the overstuffed closet

Literally speaking: Gather your courage, Libra! Opening your heart to your own frailty and tender spots can expand your understanding of community and its eminent role in your life.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Wind-cupped wings
arc to ground
catching the falling sky
sending earth flying
fast, past habit
past restraint
nothing but wild presence
poise beyond pretense

Literally speaking: Calm the mind, gentle the heart, and put your considerable will into the service of your highest ideals. You can accomplish a lot if you skillfully channel challenging feelings into action.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

Smoothing lines
floating on grace’s
oceanic surface,
what we call
the human body,
bending and describing
the beginning of the world
eternal

Literally speaking: It could be a great time to forge alliances with institutions or groups which could give you some new creative outlets and opportunities, just be sure to build equal exchange into the relationship particularly with regard to financial and material concerns. A lop-sided arrangement will not last long, and your energy could be better spent on other opportunities.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

The long bitumen strip
poured along the valley
leads to mountains
huddled together in the distance
expecting your ascent
bathed in white and gray
slippery snow to navigate
and all of it treacherous

Literally speaking: You’re probably not in the mood to take anyone’s crap this week and blowing your lid might feel righteous. But you could instead turn your assertion towards cleaning up your way of relating to others, rather than getting caught in ancient patterns of power struggle. You have more influence than you think; be aware of it.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

Heavy, dense and shifting
rising in a coil
through the midriff
not quite churning, no
but coiling and generating
rolling in a space undefined
by time

Literally speaking: You may have to think fast on your feet to respond to something that might feel a little bit like a sneak attack. Stay in touch with the humanitarian impulse within you and you’re more likely to come up with a successful response.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Their transmissions
were like crinkled paper
wadded and unwadded
several times over
as if to try to change the message
by crumbling it before re-reading it
handing this round to the delegates
of compassion who came late
through the door and bounded up the stairs
to the loft with its tiny chair
sitting empty, masterful

Literally speaking: If grandiosity has been hounding you in any way, this week might see you returning to your more human proportions. Misinterpreting the call to be humble and to adopt a grounded clarity could result in a nasty surprise.

Schedule an astrological consultation with Erica Jones and learn more about her practice here.

Imagiscopes: Week of October 3, 2016

Imagiscopes are based on sun sign astrology, popularly known as “the horoscope” for each sign that is found in many daily, weekly and monthly publications.  Like the horoscope, the imagiscope is based on the astrological transits for the week ahead, customized for each Sun sign. Find your Sun sign below to read your image for the coming week!

Imagiscopes are offered as a window into the living imagination, the imaginal realm which gives birth to all form and structure. It is an attempt to invite your thinking mind to relax, and your imagination to step forward and play. It may be helpful to not try to “figure it out,” but rather to sit with the mood imagiscopes evoke and see what imagery or fantasy of your own might emerge in response. Perhaps they will spark a memory, a feeling, or a more intuitive recognition of the planetary powers at play in your life this week.

To accurately determine your Sun sign, visit astro.com or a similar site which will allow you to cast your own natal chart. You will need the date, place and time of your birth. Those who are born from the 19th – 22nd of a given month may be one of two different signs. If you are casting your chart, also check out your rising sign if you don’t already know it. Images apply to both your Sun sign and the rising sign (Ascendant) of your natal chart, but note that the rising sign is only accurate if you have your correct time of birth.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of October 3 – October 9, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

Mindless chatter of
opposable thumbs blistering
the grip of silence
the throat of Colchuck Basin
waiting without impatience for
a million years
waiting for the
future to collapse
on the present

Literally speaking: Give some breathing room to the ideas of others and take time to examine any compulsive need to dominate or champion your ideas where such a domineering attitude creates discord—is it really necessary or productive? Maybe so, but why?

Taurus & Taurus Rising

Jaw dropping
gulping for air to feed the
gray matter, gone beyond black
and white into the vacuum of brute
ambiguity sucking with such force
that the brute within
stirs if not bellows
reckoning to be heard

Literally speaking: Drudgery just may be the way to liberation, if you can judge when to push yourself harder to take the rest you need.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Leaves withering to bid a
colorful farewell, littering the Earth
with spring’s promise fulfilled
piling summer’s ambitions in a heap
to be scattered by the winds of winter
exhaustion without name casts a bitter brew

Literally speaking: It could be productive to take some short, pleasurable trips to give you some space and time to reflect on where you feel most vulnerable, and how you might turn towards it with the strength and insight of surrender.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Granular granite slabs gleaming
with silicate, quartz rough grained
slicked down by water by rain by snow
a moisture regime without a plan
for those peaks it bathes, all merely
streaming where it may, to chip away at the edifice
to crumble and carve up a new surface

Literally speaking: A most poignant realization about home and the struggle for a feeling of security may come through encounters with lovers, close friends or perhaps even opponents.

Leo & Leo Rising

Sun that snuck through the clouds
struck the branches of the upper reaches
of the forest canopy, tilting slightly
in breezes unrepentant and glossy
with heavy mist blossoming off
the ocean
even so far inland that
abyss nurtures terrestrial creatures

Literally speaking: A hyperactive mind may lead you into overcommitment, or fear of overcommitment. It’s important to discern which is true.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Depths are sounding, pounding rhythms
echoes of the future glimpsed in the mirror
or out of the corner of your eye
like a cello winding around three notes
a shadow of a thought flits through the room
with a stir of dust motes suspended in midair
betraying a shaft of light you didn’t know was there

Literally speaking: Serious meditations on your orientation to material security and sustenance could lead you into fears that close you off to the true joys actually available to you in the present moment. Notice if fear is shutting your heart down, and take a step back to gain a greater context and perspective, for it may be that the pursuit of enjoyment will lead you to greater understanding of your sources of sustenance.

 

Libra & Libra Rising

Water droplets congregate
in the sky, inexplicably they rise
to lose their form to a
new shape, density and determination
to fly into an open space
to huddle up next to each other

Literally speaking: You may find yourself unusually articulate this week concerning your need for space, comfort and relaxation, but beware of being so intellectual and abstract that you miss out on the crucial information your body might provide. As the poet David Whyte advises, “Hold to the truth you make/ every day with your own body/ don’t turn your face away”.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Curves, loops, lines, dots
dashed in a stack, assembled by rows
calling forth special eyes, sought to decode
the message inherent in it all
fluttering up from the horizon below

Literally speaking: Ordinary thoughts and habitual feelings may be magnified out of all proportion this week. Instead of reacting, pause a moment to be curious about your ways of narrating reality, for you might be able to see through some of your illusions and gain access to more truthful dimensions.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

Soft wisps of air
shimmer inward
drawn by diaphragm
like water from a bottomless well
soothing flow of support
involuntary, given freely
only to be received

Literally speaking: Networks of friends, associates and other social groups may help you discover what is worth fighting for.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Fingers reaching
impacting, teaching
touching the life divine
each movement arising
from infinite others unseen
each movement propagating
infinite others unseen
missed connections working
through countless lives as a dream

Literally speaking: Taking things too personally could lead to unnecessary quarrels that only deepen the confusion. Standing up for yourself doesn’t mean correcting others’ behavior, so much as understanding your own behavior and reaching out from a place of humility and compassion for self.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

Ribs of paper
spread a grateful smile
of sunshine through
the thickening skies
hanging hazy, mountains
shrugging off the shroud

Literally speaking: Make sure your verbal filter is set to “high” this week, as your passion may run off with your sense of tact and strategy, inadvertently sabotaging your own best efforts to advance a cause or advocate for an improvement you truly care about.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Preparing for descent
meant surrender
this time, more than before
had bent you towards the center
currents upwelling
nutrient dense, swelling with satisfaction
carrying you far beyond
the sunset of common sense

Literally speaking: Questions of belonging to or attempting to reform a social group you belong to may churn up some deep feelings. It could be helpful to discuss this with a skillful confidante in order to hear out your own feelings, which may run contrary to your ideas about how you do or don’t belong to that particular group.

 

Schedule an astrological consultation with Erica Jones and learn more about her practice here.

Imagiscopes: Week of September 26, 2016

Imagiscopes are based on sun sign astrology, popularly known as “the horoscope” for each sign that is found in many daily, weekly and monthly publications.  Like the horoscope, the imagiscope is based on the astrological transits for the week ahead, customized for each Sun sign. Find your Sun sign below to read your image for the coming week!

Imagiscopes are offered as a window into the living imagination, the imaginal realm which gives birth to all form and structure. It is an attempt to invite your thinking mind to relax, and your imagination to step forward and play. It may be helpful to not try to “figure it out,” but rather to sit with the mood imagiscopes evoke and see what imagery or fantasy of your own might emerge in response. Perhaps they will spark a memory, a feeling, or a more intuitive recognition of the planetary powers at play in your life this week.

To accurately determine your Sun sign, visit astro.com or a similar site which will allow you to cast your own natal chart. You will need the date, place and time of your birth. Those who are born from the 19th – 22nd of a given month may be one of two different signs. If you are casting your chart, also check out your rising sign if you don’t already know it. Images apply to both your Sun sign and the rising sign (Ascendant) of your natal chart, but note that the rising sign is only accurate if you have your correct time of birth.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of September 26 – October 2, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

Shockwaves
twitching mountainsides
rolling up to the sky
in puffs of smoke
ringing a cinder cone in gray
shrugging off the loose what may

Literally speaking: Is there a partnership (or two?) hampering your career or your calling? Taking responsibility for your role in that dynamic will go a long way towards transforming your attitude towards achieving your goals.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

She climbed up the hot rock
porous as pumice
and squatted like a decrepit lizard
waiting for its skin to shed
bubbles of air and dread liquid
percolated underfoot
predicting the next shift

Literally speaking: It’s a good use of the September 30 New Moon to take some time to examine your philosophies and beliefs around your day to day rituals and routines, as well as your philosophies around nutrition, and reflect on how these contribute to or undermine your overall well-being. What changes can you make to support where you are right now, and who you have become?

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Joints pop in time
a skeleton of movement
trying to find rhyme
without reason
humming ahead
in a symmetrical season

Literally speaking: Creative disputes may have more inner origins than roots in the external world. Look closely to determine who or what is holding you back from shining in your particular way.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Weight curving in gravity’s insistence
on the downward tilt of milk-filled
breasts holding the liquid
of life so gently, impressed with
the travail of birth and its
promise of death giving life
such abundance of forgiveness

Literally speaking: Take the opportunity to embrace new ways of approaching old patterns around feelings of guilt, obligation and resentment. Stay centered, grounded and focused on your own needs should your environment respond adversely to your new direction.

Leo & Leo Rising

Jagging into fingertips
bumps of phosphorescent green
tickling each ridge of fingerprint
with jolting adrenaline
draining attention with all its excitement

Literally speaking: Beware of getting sucked into power struggles arising with co-workers or peers, by looking for the roots of conflict within you. If you can recognize and sidestep your own fears and insecurities, you could attain to new levels of cooperation and inclusion.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Recoil on every downstroke
sibilant the strings of dulcimer
pounded by hammer and joined
with spirit of the one who knows
no purity, no defilement
ringing out with the freedom
of the unrecognized

Literally speaking: You may need to move in new directions around questions of financial or material security, and the maintenance of your possessions. A creative—rather than reactive—response will be more rewarding.

 

Libra & Libra Rising

You’re tracking it
drifting through space
it’s small and particulate
and shifting so slightly
catching the light
a spark arises and
you wonder:
does a thing sparkle
if no being ever sees it?

Literally speaking: Increased activities in and attention to home life could solidify or initiate an expanded awareness of your self-image.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

White chalk scoring the
forehead that thuds
sliding down the cliff
rubble below dribbled
with blood once beading
your brow now heaped
with the leavings of storms
sweeping away everything unsecured

Literally speaking: Settling the score with old enemies may be on your mind, but try to take a step back to see the larger picture and contemplate what part of humanity you share with them. A more graceful approach might be possible and you just might avoid some form of self-sabotage.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

Transmitting a full spectrum frequency
oscillations dislodging chinks from dusty
caverns, opening and showing seams of
doubt and misgiving
shouts of protest and remorse
making distant the echoes of
childhood’s poverty dream
a receding if resplendent memory

Literally speaking: Turning energies towards matters of financial and material security outwardly collides with hopes and aspirations for the future, while secretly, the plan is all unfolding as it should.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Wiping the bathroom mirror
moisture wicking across the glass
left by the wadded terry cloth
itself
wet and not too absorbent
steam collects again
defying each swipe and
muddling reflection

Literally speaking: Restless ambition may try your patience with all which is inhibiting the gift you wish to give to society, aka career goals (and even if you think it’s not career goals which are causing your agitation—look closely). What might it be like to relax a bit and just enjoy being carried by greater forces—what might more cooperation and less fighting-to-do-it-all look like?

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

Anatomy of a feather
points to barbs, barbules, hooklets
strength enough to push against the wind
and soar the fat skies stretching out
in infinite horizon, defeating enclosure
pushing and pushing to sail ever higher

Literally speaking: It’s a good week to connect your body to your philosophies, by letting physical exertion guide you to new insights and greater understanding of society and what sort of (good) trouble you’d like to make in it.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Tops of ears tingle
string plucked is single
wound tight sparking light
in closed recesses with
impurities pooling, droning
in silence

Literally speaking: Adding your vigor and drive to a movement or group that is involved in transformation could strike at some vulnerabilities which could be successfully healed, if you apply as much bravery to loving and accepting what you discover about yourself through the process.

 

Schedule an astrological consultation with Erica Jones and learn more about her practice here.

Imagiscopes: Week of September 19, 2016

Imagiscopes are based on sun sign astrology, popularly known as “the horoscope” for each sign that is found in many daily, weekly and monthly publications.  Like the horoscope, the imagiscope is based on the astrological transits for the week ahead, customized for each Sun sign. Find your Sun sign below to read your image for the coming week!

Imagiscopes are offered as a window into the living imagination, the imaginal realm which gives birth to all form and structure. It is an attempt to invite your thinking mind to relax, and your imagination to step forward and play. It may be helpful to not try to “figure it out,” but rather to sit with the mood imagiscopes evoke and see what imagery or fantasy of your own might emerge in response. Perhaps they will spark a memory, a feeling, or a more intuitive recognition of the planetary powers at play in your life this week.

To accurately determine your Sun sign, visit astro.com or a similar site which will allow you to cast your own natal chart. You will need the date, place and time of your birth. Those who are born from the 19th – 22nd of a given month may be one of two different signs. If you are casting your chart, also check out your rising sign if you don’t already know it. Images apply to both your Sun sign and the rising sign (Ascendant) of your natal chart, but note that the rising sign is only accurate if you have your correct time of birth.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of September 19 – September 25, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

Translucent and tender edged
butterfly shape, molded and dredged
out of the inky depths
folding open and unable to hold
the weight of fluid too great to
underestimate
It whispered freedom at your bowed head

Literally speaking: Self-imposed ideals of service or devotion are unveiled and seen for what they are, though the way forward may yet be murky and perhaps unpleasant.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

Silken windsock folding in the wind
rushing over to offer its condolences
to the west
under a sky sodden with moisture
hiding part of a rainbow
(not terribly well)
the lower bands of light
missing
their resonance
gone
an all-points bulletin issued
and lost in the shuffle of papers

Literally speaking: Some Taureans may feel like a rubber band pulled too tight, as habitual inertia collides with an opportunity for a creative expression of your talents.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Long, dripping teardrop shape of vine
aubergine luster with a crown
of green
pulling heartstrings to open the line
of communication
tumbling words out upon image
casting aside the desire to scrimmage
the line that invisibly separates
thou from that

Literally speaking: A flash flood of feelings is forecast for this week, and it’s probably a good idea to not try to ford that creek until you’ve had enough time to sort out what they mean, so you won’t be swept away in the current. Communication might be a bit of a challenge all on its own!

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Softly padding, deliberate feline
agile movement through leaf litter
thickly crackling, placed just so
plants releasing foliage spent
nothing wasted, nothing bent
without reason of movement
slow curves, not lazy this power
but steady and patient

Literally speaking: Look to your dreams this week for guidance on making any critical decisions, or to nourish a commitment to serving your highest good. Some yummy release is building, but it will take tolerance of confusion and ambiguity to cooperate with its happening.

Leo & Leo Rising

Golden amber eye
wings through the shadows
discerning the shapes of others
who wait and pace and shred the ground
in their turn, making of silence a rustling sound
magnetizing retreat and advance
pirouettes in a grand autumnal dance

Literally speaking: You may be a paid a visit by the usual suspects who surround your hopes and expectations for the future, spurring rebellion and inspiration, preparing you for a deeper dive into the creative inferno.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Slick belly scaled and sleek
slithers over river and under branch
collecting dewdrops on top of rounded
mouth turning into the bend, the hook
hanging round to nest, to see what might there be

Literally speaking: A self-image of invulnerability could be tested for seaworthiness this week.

 

Libra & Libra Rising

Seeping
pouring through
porous bedrock
boiling up
out of limestone sheath
of earth
a rhyme of bubbles
bursting in time
to the rhythm of your
heart
beating wildly
in the forest afar

Literally speaking: Expect a request from some area of your life to align your words and deeds with your personal philosophy or ideals; it may feel a little edgy, but that’s a signal of growth.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

One organ spanning the globe
stretched to the perfect size
snug, fitting, flexing, glowing
ripples, firm and springing back from the touch
layer over the tough, stringy sinew inside
potentiated with such power
impossible to truly hide

Literally speaking: What are you hiding in the basement, Scorpio? Will you open up and let it out, or try to keep the trap door shut tight? You want to at least peek in there? Maybe you’ll even see through some outgrown ideas of safety in the process.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

Blood squeezes the heart
spiraling through vein and capillary
shaking your chest with its reality
cold rush of neurochemical excitement
lifts your knees high, carrying calf and ankle and foot
tingling to the skies
moving forward
moving forward
at a gentle lope
towards destiny’s hope

Literally speaking: The search for personal integrity is in the spotlight this week. While you work towards aligning your actions with your philosophies, don’t forget that the sum of your life did not begin with your own calculations but started long before birth.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

It won’t fit through this sieve
all the pressure
jamming and fussing
amassing conical shape
compacted and unhappy
pushing back without success

Literally speaking: What community do you serve, Capricorn? Perhaps this week will give you a chance to answer or at least puzzle over this question.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

Tiny firelight pricking a ring
together, holding this precious bond
in its impermanence, flickering
in and out of existence
so quickly the eye misses the intervals
and like magick strings it all together
into one coherent whole

Literally speaking: You might have to open up about a vulnerable topic, giving you a chance to find out who your friends really are. Note: Don’t take that necessarily as discovering “who is with me and who is not” but maybe finding out more about WHO they really are.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Long green bodies shimmering
mottled by light above and by silver below
tail slapping river bed again
the impact spreading gravel
she builds her redd
eyes wide with instinct
a muscular determination

Literally speaking: You’ll find support if you examine the sources of your emotional well-being, particularly as it relates to your home and your notion of belonging to family or community, should you meet with challenges around how your professional or career identity is received by others.

 

Schedule an astrological consultation with Erica Jones and learn more about her practice here.

Imagiscopes: Week of September 12, 2016

Imagiscopes are based on sun sign astrology, popularly known as “the horoscope” for each sign that is found in many daily, weekly and monthly publications.  Like the horoscope, the imagiscope is based on the astrological transits for the week ahead, customized for each Sun sign. Find your Sun sign below to read your image for the coming week!

Imagiscopes are offered as a window into the living imagination, the imaginal realm which gives birth to all form and structure. It is an attempt to invite your thinking mind to relax, and your imagination to step forward and play. It may be helpful to not try to “figure it out,” but rather to sit with the mood imagiscopes evoke and see what imagery or fantasy of your own might emerge in response. Perhaps they will spark a memory, a feeling, or a more intuitive recognition of the planetary powers at play in your life this week.

To accurately determine your Sun sign, visit astro.com or a similar site which will allow you to cast your own natal chart. You will need the date, place and time of your birth. Those who are born from the 19th – 22nd of a given month may be one of two different signs. If you are casting your chart, also check out your rising sign if you don’t already know it. Images apply to both your Sun sign and the rising sign (Ascendant) of your natal chart, but note that the rising sign is only accurate if you have your correct time of birth.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of September 12 – September 18, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

She pressed the nib firmly into the tight
white bonded fibers
her hand drawn out by the long
penstrokes, thinner then thicker
winding in loops, downslopes
flowing permanent stain talking
out loud to the solid earth elements
that birthed them

Literally speaking: Fierce advocacy tears into the sacred wound, exposing a limitation which asks to be reconceptualized or reimagined.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

Square cut lustrous brown
honeyed gold boiling up
catalyzed by sunlight striking
the finger upon which this gem
rests, cast in solid gold setting
never to tarnish or to fade

Literally speaking: Something precious is being torn away or torn open, and while Nietzsche’s proclamation “All pain is birth pain” may not feel terribly compelling in the moment, it will be worthwhile to take tender care of whatever is being birthed at this time.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Whirling dervish burnished gold discs
spinning with light reflected
in the grooved tongues of
what must be a plated chalice
talking with a divisive purpose

Literally speaking: A severance cracks the secret opening of the thin line dividing pleasure and pain.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

What is it like to scuttle?
Limbs pattering in sand that
melts underfoot, tiny imperceptible foot
pounding and churning, rapid fire
Hairs wafting with movement
both inwardly propelled
outwardly nudged, scuttling
in the waves of samsara

Literally speaking: Vital energy pouring towards the reorganization of guiding principles, with a fresh attitude towards protecting what is vulnerable.

Leo & Leo Rising

Slender shaft, hard and smooth
dripping into a point
that can grab, catch, hold fast
piercing through, clenching tight to tear
with delicate precision and caring
pounds of pressure, gripping
shepherd tending the fields of wisdom

Literally speaking: It’s not necessary to put lipstick on a pig to make reality more palatable; rather, being vulnerable to the messiness of life is the way to joyful understanding.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Silvershine corralling all those feelings
making a protective nest of precious metals
forged in a fire of ancestral desire
an unclear inheritance of apparent
disturbance, lifting veil after veil
from the impatient body

Literally speaking: Attending to the anger or disturbance stirring within the depths can help draw poisons out of your relational matrices.

Libra & Libra Rising

Her hand loosed the tension
and all splayed out
the bundle of bamboo sticks
spread silken in tenuous relationship
with one another
pointing in every direction yet connected
by threads of gravity

Literally speaking: Electric, fresh, exciting—and what the hell is that stale air that keeps trying to flush through? Here comes a chance to break up those stale thoughts and be released from a limiting sense of duty.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

“I thought shocks were supposed to move
skyward and earthward,” she said
kicking at nothing particular
with a weather-beaten boot
These disobediently twisted, as if in a dream
defying the natural order of things
Sober observation coupled with strokes
of discomfort in the stomach
turned her head from side to side
much like the shock absorbers
operating by their own rules

Literally speaking: Pushing your way towards accepting how your style of self-expression or assertion conflicts with a group you identify with.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

Sepal seams split
petals fall open
like bread rising
in the oven
pistil and stamen proudly moving
towards their place in the sun
lush and inviting the world
to happen to them

Literally speaking: Persistent focus and loving dedication to putting forward your very best to the world can convert the maelstrom of faults—real and imagined—self-doubts, misgivings and second guesses into the energy necessary for success on your own terms.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Soft fluid-filled sacs spill
out of nowhere
suspended in the void
like bunches of clear
champagne grapes
or caviar
They reach their terminus
and could hang there forever

Literally speaking: Self-sabotage around communication highlights the need to focus on how your thoughts, words and deeds contribute to misunderstanding or point to patterns of self-alienation.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

Hands, wrinkled and creased
pass like a shadow over your face
turning the furrow into fertile field
sowing seeds to sink their roots
into some future rain clad soil

Literally speaking: You may want to lead the group out of the scarcity mindset, but how hindered are you by your own fears of lack?

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Copper pots click
like heels against a ballroom floor
chocolate melted on marble
wiped up with chamois
the dance calls for one foot raised
one foot firmly planted
to move with the partner
whose sweetness will not remain

Literally speaking: If you find your public image challenged this week, know that it could be a turning point (or a learning point) in how you attend to matters of self-esteem.

 

Schedule an astrological consultation with Erica Jones and learn more about her practice here.

Imagiscopes: Week of September 5, 2016

Imagiscopes are based on sun sign astrology, popularly known as “the horoscope” for each sign that is found in many daily, weekly and monthly publications.  Like the horoscope, the imagiscope is based on the astrological transits for the week ahead, customized for each Sun sign. Find your Sun sign below to read your image for the coming week!

Imagiscopes are offered as a window into the living imagination, the imaginal realm which gives birth to all form and structure. It is an attempt to invite your thinking mind to relax, and your imagination to step forward and play. It may be helpful to not try to “figure it out,” but rather to sit with the mood imagiscopes evoke and see what imagery or fantasy of your own might emerge in response. Perhaps they will spark a memory, a feeling, or a more intuitive recognition of the planetary powers at play in your life this week.

To accurately determine your Sun sign, visit astro.com or a similar site which will allow you to cast your own natal chart. You will need the date, place and time of your birth. Those who are born from the 19th – 22nd of a given month may be one of two different signs. If you are casting your chart, also check out your rising sign if you don’t already know it. Images apply to both your Sun sign and the rising sign (Ascendant) of your natal chart, but note that the rising sign is only accurate if you have your correct time of birth.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of September 5 – September 11, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

Round and small and grabbed by gravity
a clatter radiating across the floor
beading the air with crisp sounds like firecrackers
in the distance or the movement of insects en masse
wisping through tall stands of grass beneath
leaves shriveling dry on trees

Literally speaking: This week may find passion boiling over and at odds with the direction of your energy, while your habitual mind evades all attempts at understanding the disconnection.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

It’s all ribbons
Wound tightly around a bright box
fingers can’t force their way
through the tangle of silk and satin
festoons and securements
Tugging at this one, and then at that
trying to find the way in
to whatever is inside

Literally speaking: Here comes a sweet sigh of relief, sparkling like a precious jewel – but do you warily approach this gift? What would it be like if you openly welcomed in something good without tensely waiting for the other shoe to drop?

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Short and fleshy-necked
fur flecked with sweat
swiveling ears sway with a head erect
poised to listen to the wind
You lean over, reins in hand
clutching the hobby horse between thighs
starting the walk towards uncertain skies

Literally speaking: Playfulness tugs at your heart, but the seriousness of life insists on taking you by the hand this week.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Every joint of every finger
pulsates with life
Palm spreads wide, delicate hands
brushing at the surface of a velvet lake
hanging in the doorway that is
cracked wide, too wide to prevent
the change from happening
again

Literally speaking: A crack appears in the code around putting others always before oneself.

Leo & Leo Rising

Eyelids puckering in the blasting sand
red globes of vision scratch around inside them
and limbs uncoil from their taut resting places
reaching out through the veil of maya
feeling for the shape of the truth
vase-like, hollow, flowering voluminous

Literally speaking: Values take shape around a creative break with friends, old and new – be that a breakup or major change, or a breakthrough.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Splashes of pastel colors
paint a puzzle funnel somewhat garish
gurgling you down and through and around
so quickly your stomach cannot catch up to you
it’s almost embarrassing
the way we stand at the precipice
life gushing by and part of us
left behind

Literally speaking: Harvesting the strict limitations of abundance.

Libra & Libra Rising

Smooth oval skidding
over river skin
comes clattering against
the white and gray teeth
combing over the other shore
holding boredom at bay

Literally speaking: The unveiling of a secret that you’ve kept from yourself.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Strong winds carry a helium-filled hollow
up and up, giving chase to a mob of others
clogged up under a cerulean circus tent of sky
that stretches overhead in a backbend
reaching out beyond the grain-growing country

Literally speaking: Demands on your integrity may cause you to break ranks.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

Floodwaters spread through the chest
in rising heat steaming the flesh
that clings to a white silver filigree
skeleton of love, wires twisted carefully
to carry the nervous connections

Literally speaking: An opportunity arises to work out any conflict between what you are pursuing, and what is pursuing you.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Something dislodged from the sky
it came in peels, like lemon rinds
or skins of orange, loopy from the knives
that sheared the spherical bodies
and floated down toward the ground
obeying gravity but taking it ever so lightly

Literally speaking: A philosophical conviction reconsidered brings a step forward in one’s career or calling or way of belonging and contributing to this world.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

Bold white canvas, carrying the weight of the wind
on its broad shoulders, shuddering
down the backsides of swells
smacking bottom and rising sharply up
an interminable distance
under the watch of
small, gleeful eyes tracking the smashing tides
against the sides of the bathtub

Literally speaking: There might be a few feisty scenes this week, amongst acquaintances or intimates, that give cause for a change of heart or at least a different point of view.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Notes flow from fingers pulling
strings, pulling reverberations into form
capturing the vibration set in motion
with the beginning of the last ending
ending upon ending, eon after eon
like sediment flushed from its secret place

Literally speaking: Receiving the rich rewards of one’s inheritance pulls adversarial or otherwise challenging relationship dynamics to the forefront.

 

Schedule an astrological consultation with Erica Jones and learn more about her practice here.

Imagiscopes: Week of August 29, 2016

Imagiscopes are based on sun sign astrology, popularly known as “the horoscope” for each sign that is found in many daily, weekly and monthly publications.  Like the horoscope, the imagiscope is based on the astrological transits for the week ahead, customized for each Sun sign. Find your Sun sign below to read your image for the coming week!

Imagiscopes are offered as a window into the living imagination, the imaginal realm which gives birth to all form and structure. It is an attempt to invite your thinking mind to relax, and your imagination to step forward and play. It may be helpful to not try to “figure it out,” but rather to sit with the mood imagiscopes evoke and see what imagery or fantasy of your own might emerge in response. Perhaps they will spark a memory, a feeling, or a more intuitive recognition of the planetary powers at play in your life this week.

To accurately determine your Sun sign, visit astro.com or a similar site which will allow you to cast your own natal chart. You will need the date, place and time of your birth. Those who are born from the 19th – 22nd of a given month may be one of two different signs. If you are casting your chart, also check out your rising sign if you don’t already know it. Images apply to both your Sun sign and the rising sign (Ascendant) of your natal chart, but note that the rising sign is only accurate if you have your correct time of birth.

A note about this week’s weather

On Tuesday, August 30, Mercury will begin to retrace his/her path through Virgo, in retrograde motion. To align with this flow, you might re-read your personal journals or revisit other forms of personal development work (art, music, somatic memories, etc) and look for connecting patterns through time; invoke the power of Virgo to bring organization to your personal development approach; think through the details (or think through your particular relationship to details); and clear the clutter.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of August 29 – September 4, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

Crystal, solid, clear, hard
wakened with the sound
of struck fragility
moaning through the room

Taurus & Taurus Rising

Granite glows underfire
popping conversion of carbon to gas
making the sizzling song of the untamed
element grow louder, crowding ears
with bad advice, hesitance and hellion fear

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Wood stabbing water and a
long pull sending a procession of eddies
swirling against tensed muscles
Each pull through the water grows more frantic
And strange to witness as if from afar,
the handle slip from grip and slide into
the water, carrying the paddle away
on a swift current

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Feet striped by waves of light
standing knee-deep, hesitant to go further
the obvious contrast between flesh submerged
and flesh remaining separate, atmospheric
heightened by the tickle of water tension
rolling up and down the knees
How thick the pull to continue,
tugging on some great rope within you
wind nudging and sighing and riffling through

Leo & Leo Rising

It’s stealth
the way the whole world spins around
yet it seems like you are doing the moving
Just this tiny strip of flesh moving
across the landscape of meaning
negotiating boulders of trust
and talus slopes of hope
towards some unknown destination
haltingly is the way the world spins around
ginger, each footfall
checkered, each past
inscrutable, each present

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Invisible motion
reveals itself in stalks that fall
graceful to ground
nothing willing them down
nothing straining to move
great arc of compassion
smoothing the way

Libra & Libra Rising

Drift of lavender mist
sweet pungency in the nostril
recalls to memory that
precious jewel called life
stunning to remember
that breath is not guaranteed
but a gift of each moment

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

The swamp alive
sucks around shoes
firm hold of the seething mud
threatening to pull them off
Still you wade deeper
into the soft reach
water spilling over top of feet
drenching soles and setting teeth
on edge the moment you realize
that black and white aren’t what they seem

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

Paradise of the heart
to be found in the
labyrinth of the world
footsteps winding to
unbearable tightness
in service of opening the
chest of infinite treasure
no matter how out of bounds
it seems – the path interconnected
can always lead to home

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Silken tresses roll along taut shoulders
erect and poised to carry the load
Dampened with sweat, royalty in burlap sack
bends harsh, at odd angles with
the hillside – laboring to get up
and unaware why this effort
this particular hill, this lifetime
rising like waves of heat
distorting the distance

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

Whirling along, clad in leather stitched together
sailing at high speed
drawing closer, the air makes a mean noise
parting along its trajectory
until it connects with a mighty crack
and recoil of the bat
sending it flying back at
the force that originally launched it

Pisces & Pisces Rising

It’s frozen
the crowbar is wedged in
but still, it won’t budge
Prising this thing apart with brute force
not an option?
Search about for the right lubricant
to bring that which is fused together
into its separate parts
to reunite the old bleeding heart
with its owner

 

Schedule an astrological consultation with Erica Jones and learn more about her practice here.

Imagiscopes: Week of August 22, 2016

Imagiscopes are based on sun sign astrology, popularly known as “the horoscope” for each sign that is found in many daily, weekly and monthly publications.  Like the horoscope, the imagiscope is based on the astrological transits for the week ahead, customized for each Sun sign. Find your Sun sign below to read your image for the coming week!

Imagiscopes are offered as a window into the living imagination, the imaginal realm which gives birth to all form and structure. It is an attempt to invite your thinking mind to relax, and your imagination to step forward and play. It may be helpful to not try to “figure it out,” but rather to sit with the mood imagiscopes evoke and see what imagery or fantasy of your own might emerge in response. Perhaps they will spark a memory, a feeling, or a more intuitive recognition of the planetary powers at play in your life this week.

To accurately determine your Sun sign, visit astro.com or a similar site which will allow you to cast your own natal chart. You will need the date, place and time of your birth. Those who are born from the 19th – 22nd of a given month may be one of two different signs. If you are casting your chart, also check out your rising sign if you don’t already know it. Images apply to both your Sun sign and the rising sign (Ascendant) of your natal chart, but note that the rising sign is only accurate if you have your correct time of birth.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of August 22 – August 28, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

Ruffled plastic matte
cupping air
winding around the stem
of your spine
bobbing with the breeze
no threat of popping off
the way you stand there
like that—obstinate

Taurus & Taurus Rising

Tiny brown lumps
of sweet golden nutmeat
only to be pried from
paper thin shells
striated like watermelon
paper rough shells
cracking between heavy
farm hardened hands

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Apples come crackling through leaves
dropping to ground
still green and hard and bitter
no nourishment from the rejecting branch
to be found
even the worms will neglect
their hard husks
for a long, slow ferment

Cancer & Cancer Rising

The air clings to clothing
pressing in with its musty breath
making a bridal veil of the
dust and droplet humidity plume
captured by headlamp beam
that wriggles its way into the cavern
only so deep

Leo & Leo Rising

Sweat pours from clouds
pounding, explosive
to the ground
churning mud
ringlet by tiny ringlet
splashing life into
dry, withered cracks

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Sound piles up
like breakers on a beach
Great scraping wavy forms
wobble into each other
awkward and strong
bouncing off eardrums
with rancor and a desire to
affect another

Libra & Libra Rising

What happens when you
violently grind fruit
through a sieve?
Sweet juices frothing forth
nectar wrought of
destructive force
pulping flesh to death’s
new life

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

It’s hard to know
if we’re pushing
or being pushed
through the narrows,
walls like a second skin
The closer we come to the exit
the deeper we go in

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

It’s silver, a funnel cloud
spiraling down along its low pressure path
a storm of centration
in the only moment which exists:
the present
The becoming is now
for those who can let go of future grasping

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Throaty home of
dry, itchy, burn
holing up in a cave
listening
finally, just listening
(if under duress)
to the pulse of contracting tissue

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

Clay spreads away from
the pressing thumb
pleasantly molding
per the will of the beholder
unbeholden to a force
greater than thou

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Sucking thrust of the river
snatches away any semblance of control
tumbling across the waters
wake zipping shut behind the
bouncing vessel
wise to shoals and shallows
she carries you
the devoted one

 

Schedule an astrological consultation with Erica Jones and learn more about her practice here.

Imagiscopes: Week of August 8, 2016

Imagiscopes are based on sun sign astrology, popularly known as “the horoscope” for each sign that is found in many daily, weekly and monthly publications.  Like the horoscope, the imagiscope is based on the astrological transits for the week ahead, customized for each Sun sign. Find your Sun sign below to read your image for the coming week!

Imagiscopes are offered as a window into the living imagination, the imaginal realm which gives birth to all form and structure. It is an attempt to invite your thinking mind to relax, and your imagination to step forward and play. It may be helpful to not try to “figure it out,” but rather to sit with the mood imagiscopes evoke and see what imagery or fantasy of your own might emerge in response. Perhaps they will spark a memory, a feeling, or a more intuitive recognition of the planetary powers at play in your life this week.

To accurately determine your Sun sign, visit astro.com or a similar site which will allow you to cast your own natal chart. You will need the date, place and time of your birth. Those who are born from the 19th – 22nd of a given month may be one of two different signs. If you are casting your chart, also check out your rising sign if you don’t already know it. Images apply to both your Sun sign and the rising sign (Ascendant) of your natal chart, but note that the rising sign is only accurate if you have your correct time of birth.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of August 8 – August 14, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

Fine particulate-thickened air
hanging like a shroud of shame
about shoulders, firm and squared off
against the foe imagined, the
ally forgotten and the ones
who are not there

Taurus & Taurus Rising

Slipping away
exciting the skin
in silken ripples
piled about ankles
rolling off the wrists
encouraging a favorable position
for pleasure to sneak in

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Gleaming blue in the dark
shifting shape from cold to hot
cutting rich earth in a long
dragging furrow, catching at corners
etching new patterns of the heart

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Slender pin pierce
cloth
houndstooth and broad
thread working through
each side
drawing two into one
striking a nimble stride

Leo & Leo Rising

The first shockwave came as a surprise.
The flesh snapped subtly
like a rubberband.
But the second wave came more a trickle
shock in another guise
to test the marrow of the bones
to test its mineral true

Virgo & Virgo Rising

It’s a shattered tiara
It sits crooked
filtering the light
askew
tarnish betraying its poor origins
its misuse
at rest on the velvet
or teetering atop the head

Libra & Libra Rising

Green leaves fall from tall trees
into open palms
waiting, expectant
holds one leaf aloft
peering through it
transparent
to primal cause

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Old and sun scorched
rattling over washboard road
a truck shivers its way
over the dark and hard road
bolts speaking in tongues
their grooves giving way
to the all-consuming night

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

Tiny bubbles
grains of glowing orange
clouding the vision
asking for the brave hand
who will wipe them away
mold them into meaningful
crunchy stacks to be eaten

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

As if walking on marbles
or the first time on rollerskates
falling forward, then backwards
aggravated by gravity
but really, without complaint

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

You know how the sun moves
achingly slow across the sky
always bound for the western horizon
but in its last moments
of visibility
slips so quickly
you miss the moment its disc
is sucked into the sea

Pisces & Pisces Rising

A melody pressing through
clenched teeth, parting lips
bound to escape
the tight grip
of inertia,
in a persistent cadence
that can no longer be ignored
winding ‘round like a rope
suspending all hope

 

Schedule an astrological consultation with Erica Jones and learn more about her practice here.

Imagiscopes: Week of August 1, 2016

Imagiscopes are based on sun sign astrology, popularly known as “the horoscope” for each sign that is found in many daily, weekly and monthly publications.  Like the horoscope, the imagiscope is based on the astrological transits for the week ahead, customized for each Sun sign. Find your Sun sign below to read your image for the coming week!

Imagiscopes are offered as a window into the living imagination, the imaginal realm which gives birth to all form and structure. It is an attempt to invite your thinking mind to relax, and your imagination to step forward and play. It may be helpful to not try to “figure it out,” but rather to sit with the mood imagiscopes evoke and see what imagery or fantasy of your own might emerge in response. Perhaps they will spark a memory, a feeling, or a more intuitive recognition of the planetary powers at play in your life this week.

To accurately determine your Sun sign, visit astro.com or a similar site which will allow you to cast your own natal chart. You will need the date, place and time of your birth. Those who are born from the 19th – 22nd of a given month may be one of two different signs. If you are casting your chart, also check out your rising sign if you don’t already know it. Images apply to both your Sun sign and the rising sign (Ascendant) of your natal chart, but note that the rising sign is only accurate if you have your correct time of birth.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of August 1 – August 7, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

It smolders
Crusted over black
and glowering
(not glowing)
livid orange red
molten mineral
silicate and resolute

Taurus & Taurus Rising

Twinges in the gums
blurs the line between
pleasure and pain
to twist it free from its root
unseat it from its setting
sends sharp signals
skittering through the nervous system

Gemini & Gemini Rising

How a skeleton hangs
from the graceful curve of collarbone
fingers trace that hillside
and valley sculpted by the
reach of arms
searching for forbidden fruit
in the sticky sweet of summertime

Cancer & Cancer Rising

This nose keeps drizzling
as if some small stone
had lodged in the nasal passage
and refused to budge
resisting every honk, snort and sniffle

Leo & Leo Rising

wiry, thin strips aglow
and stacked three tall
set the course, high
skyward
drawing the senses low,
downward
cloud spelunking

Virgo & Virgo Rising

why does the madrone tree
twist its branches
into spiral shapes
as it stabilizes slopes
holding whole hillsides together
with its slow and steady growth

 

Libra & Libra Rising

Half submerged
ponderous shell pokes
out of the water
tiny legs and feet hidden
working the flow
with head down below

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Arrows smoothly course past numbers
on a small dial
behind crystal
the horizon turning over on its side
with each passing hour
day yielding to night
night dispelled by daylight
How quickly dreams do
run dry

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

There’s this spinning wheel,
I know it!
That gathers up all the rocks
that I throw it
whipping them shapely and comely
making a brilliant design
a bowl from pebbles of all size

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Become the lowing of the toad
royalty of all
who countenance its call
Become the thrill of water
spilling over the land
saturating skin with electrifying wisdom

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

A pleated disc
festooned
in blue?
in red? or white?
In what reward
do you disguise your true honor?
Hanging on so tight
to the peg on the wall
so frightened it may fall

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Facing the sun the day long
hot rocks of mother origin
offer comfort
to the sore
the tired and the wretched
feet walking so far, so far
to see the sun set on home’s shores

 

Schedule an astrological consultation with Erica Jones and learn more about her practice here.