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Imagiscopes: Week of February 13, 2017

Imagiscopes are based on sun sign astrology, popularly known as “the horoscope” for each sign that can be found in many periodicals.  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, that realm which gives birth to all form and structure. It is an invitation for your thinking mind to relax and let your imagination out to play! It may be helpful to not try to “figure it out,” but rather to be with the mood imagiscopes evoke and see what imagery or fantasy of your own might emerge from it. 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. The Sun’s entry into an astrological sign is not exactly the same date for each month and year, and can vary by several days in the middle of each month. 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 February 13 – February 19, 2017

Aries & Aries Rising

Slick fur over fat
rolling body, made for water
that knows these flippers well
built to push and glide
through the strange suspension
of gravity, twisting through the swells

Literally Speaking… If you’re bursting with creative energy, enjoy it in both an internally focused and an externally exuberant manner. Balancing these two will help you maximize this creative burst, as it unfolds through time.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

She sunk down on her thighs
skin spreading taut in ripples
of relaxation giving way to sighs
of relief from within
no vanity to purchase,
no pride to sell
tension releasing and
sliding off her shoulders
like a loose and comfortable sweater

Literally Speaking… Now is a time when making yourself look attractive will yield more results than ardent pursuit of attention from someone. Put more effort into your initial presentation, rather than relying on follow up and frequent contact to persuade the other to engage you.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

“But when I push outward,
it pulls me inward
And when I pull inward
it pushes me outward!”
The small child kicked at the ground
with disgust
everything they had been told
about how the world worked
was wrong
All of a sudden
push became pull
and pull became push
but from whose rule book
the caprice came
the child could not look

Literally Speaking… Is your way of seeing the world one which tends to isolate you from others, or one which tends to lend itself to connection (whether a felt sense, or actualized through relationship)? Examining this aspect of your general approach to the world could free up some blocked creative energy that could otherwise possibly become volatile.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

If you lean and place all
your weight
on an unmoving object
does it absorb the energy you put in?
or does it give it back again?

Literally Speaking… This week may feature a few reversals or changes in your professional sphere. The metaphor of dancing may be helpful to navigate this. Are you dancing with others? Who is leading, who is following? Are you maybe actually dancing alone, and more free to improvise your way to ecstasy than you thought?

Leo & Leo Rising

Crisp snap of the wrist
sends the carousel spinning
around and around
you set yourself in motion
carrying kinetic wisdom
of the wheel
to its final conclusion

Literally Speaking… You could be drawn into more interaction with your peer group, and perhaps feel the urge to communicate a bit more than normal. As you do so, notice if there are any shared resources out there you might be able to tap into for needed support.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Ramrod straight
the conifer rose into the canopy
its crown out of sight
clustered with its neighbors
beneath the vault of sky
whose cargo is secured in wispy ships
of condensed moisture
just waiting for the moment
to break free and bless the treetops

Literally Speaking… You may be given the opportunity to break out of old and outgrown habits of connecting with others, or simply feel those old habits and fears rising up from your past. Maybe you don’t have to make yourself so vulnerable so quickly, maybe you have time to feel out new situations before throwing your entire being into it.

 

Libra & Libra Rising

Earth spilled in all directions
under the tiny body
held in midair
you know, that feeling of being held
by one’s middle
a great hand of loving grasp
holding one up
to see as far as can be seen
in the distance
in the foreground
and no sense of danger
all secure in the surrounds

Literally Speaking… Dance, draw, sing, make art, preferably with others but alone if you must. If these activities can somehow serve the greater good or some social mission, all the better.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

What the hell
was this washboard way
down the slope, moving too fast
but no brakes
only bump after bump
striking each stiff leg
shock after shock
of resisting the slide
but no way to stop

Literally Speaking…Revelation must be terrible…but it doesn’t have to be torturous. It might even be a relief, if you can let go of your attachment to the outcome and look for the wisdom in an enlarged perspective.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

The entire body recoiled
upon hitting the water
and sinking into the unspeakable
cold
limbs automatically began churning
movement necessary to life
to avoid sure death
from exposure to the slowness of ice

Literally Speaking…  Beware of taking on too much work or pursuing too many ideas all at once this week, so that you can be successful with your initiative. Stay grounded and in touch with the limits of the body, and spiritual practices for doing so are especially indicated.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Keying up the soul
keying in the sound
of fingers tapping on strips of wood
bound to wire and hammer
insisting on vibration
insisting on echo, resonant with
the past which could only offer up
this present
pregnant with the future now

Literally Speaking…Whatever is stirring on the family or home front may take longer to work out than any urgency you may feel around it (though it seems that big changes are indeed afoot). Not to worry, that slow and steady Capricorn dedication should bring desired results.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

Jagged lines come sizzling
through your line of vision
silver and bold and unsettling
in announcing their presence
splashing against the more ordinary
colors of your life
creating contrast and unrest
stirring some rebellion
beneath the decks
a rumbling in the holds below

Literally Speaking…If you’re feeling unsteady, you’re in the right place! Your mind may challenged to stretch in new and uncomfortable ways, as you strive to remain true to your values in radically shifting times.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Thin muslin blouse
sieving the wind
wistful in its twisting
surrender to atmospheric
shifts of pressure
pressing in on skin

Literally Speaking… This week favors questioning how patterns of (unhealthy) enmeshment with others are connected to feelings of material insecurity. How could insecurities concerning your material or worldly well-being be creating (co-)dependent relations?

 

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

Imagiscopes: Week of February 6, 2017

Imagiscopes are based on sun sign astrology, popularly known as “the horoscope” for each sign that can be found in many periodicals.  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, that realm which gives birth to all form and structure. It is an invitation for your thinking mind to relax and let your imagination out to play! It may be helpful to not try to “figure it out,” but rather to be with the mood imagiscopes evoke and see what imagery or fantasy of your own might emerge from it. 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. The Sun’s entry into an astrological sign is not exactly the same date for each month and year, and can vary by several days in the middle of each month. 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 the astro-weather this week: This week features a Full Moon at 22° Leo on February 10 at 4:32pm Pacific. This Full Moon suggests that asserting your will to connect with others (in whatever way) be guided by a generosity of spirit and a commitment to truth, wherever it may lead. Know, too, that some fundamental ways you may have approached such assertion in the past may need to be updated, in order to be successful in your aims to connect.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of February 6 – February 12, 2017

Aries & Aries Rising

Stepping out to the side
lean silver stride
carries her toward the precipice
against which she will collide
not falling but finding gravity amiss
somehow the wall leans against her
its warm side skimming off the fear
floating atop her courage

Literally Speaking… Overstepping boundaries or stepping on toes may require some quick (but skillful) action to repair or at least reach out to express your relatedness to the offended. Take care to not be too aggressive in reaching out

Taurus & Taurus Rising

It seemed simple enough.
Walk up to the front door
place the key in the lock, turn
and home free.
No one mentioned the shapeshifting
shrubbery trickling along the perimeter,
the tiny dog leaning into your soft parts, growling
and
always behind you, no matter how you turn
only its hot breath registering as threat of injury.
Move more quickly through the thicket,
it all seemed to say.

Literally Speaking… Taurus, find a safe harbor for your heart through renewing or reaffirming your commitment to spiritual practice or to self-care.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Short fingers bending long grass
before palms are planted
catching your small body
on rigid arms held aloft by smiles
and laughter
and your sister gripping your ankles
against her sides
as you two move against the sun
suspended between two valleys
of lives entwined.

Literally Speaking… Hopes and fears may push you to take rash action this week. Call on your trusted peers for grounding and guidance before making your move.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Quiet fur coated with dust
of yellow and orange
noiseless brushing of many bodies
huddling together
on a living comb of wax
permeated by a thick nectar
sustaining life for another winter

Literally Speaking… It’s worth the effort to bring your thoughts and your feelings into alignment because it will likely lead you to care for any part of you that feels abandoned or unseen as you try to push your way forward.

Leo & Leo Rising

No.
He didn’t think it was put together
incorrectly.
The way the edges met
smooth and unbreaking
and an overall sturdiness to it.
Turning it over in his hand
making a silhouette stretch
across the ground,
doubts gathered around his middle.

Literally Speaking… You might get a closer look at any rigid or inflexible parts of yourself—especially those inherited from family or culture—if you find your faith in life being challenging in various ways.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Heaving her back against the wall
a heaviness in need of support
found counterbalance, the gypsum board
seeming to push back.
And in this way, she made peace
with the fact that he wasn’t coming back.
He had gone too far away, out of sight
of the mind’s eye, and besides
her socks needed ironing.

Literally Speaking… Pushing the limits of your stamina this week would be ill advised. Give yourself enough time to recharge.

 

Libra & Libra Rising

Stepping up to the counter
they noticed the corners of the barman’s mouth
turned down and a little crooked
and looking past him,
in the mirror,
they stared back at themself
with great surprise
unsure who was standing behind them
a ghostly haze a foot taller than they

Literally Speaking… Your social life may feel rather active or even overwhelming at this time. What do you absolutely have to do? And how can you have some fun doing it?

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Featherweight
resting on a single
stilt leg
ruffles of water
stirred by the wind
cannot topple
the tall, elegant creature

Literally Speaking…Your feelings may be on full display this week…or so it seems to you. Respect any rawness you may experience, and listen closely to its secrets.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

Steady snowing snowing snowing
softly lining my heart
strangely warm to touch,
as it packs down to slush,
heavy and familiar, this weight
asking me to bear it up and over and beyond
the habits of mind that would stop
the snow from falling, falling, falling
and filling my heart with its promise
of changes yet to come.

Literally Speaking… Risk trying to see through your habitual ways of thinking about “play” in its most adult and its most youthful forms. You might untangle a few knots that lace your heart closed.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

May your grief feed your praise
until the end of all days
the loss that robs
carrying some gift under a cloak
of tears and sorrow
cracking the sky open
with hues of crimson, pink and purple

Literally Speaking…How are your ritual containers for emotional turbulence? Are you remembering that ritual has a beginning, a middle and an end (meaning, allowing  or integration of the new before examining more layers)? Make a sacred space for any confusion or conflicting feelings, where learning can happen.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

Propelled by an engine of rhythm
its flames bursting out of the bones
an entire body alight with the demands
of the phoenix, a bird become human
become an inferno of fury
in service of birth
harming no one

Literally Speaking…Find constructive outlets for anger or frustration, but don’t bottle it up and merely play nice. If your vitality is otherwise feeling blocked, you might find dancing or other movement useful to get your energy flowing in the right direction.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Dark and moist, warm soil squishes
between naked toes, whole feet
sinking into the rich earth
churning the smell of dirt skyward
tickling the nose with decay
become nutrient, cueing phosphorescent sound
chiming in the mind as new waves breaking
over barriers put in place long ago

Literally Speaking… Your dependencies on others (both healthy and unhealthy) may come to the fore and test any progress you’ve recently made on good boundaries and clear communication.

 

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

Imagiscopes: Week of January 2, 2017

Imagiscopes are based on sun sign astrology, popularly known as “the horoscope” for each sign that can be found in many periodicals.  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, that realm which gives birth to all form and structure. It is an invitation for your thinking mind to relax and let your imagination out to play! It may be helpful to not try to “figure it out,” but rather to be with the mood imagiscopes evoke and see what imagery or fantasy of your own might emerge from it. 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 January 2 – January 8, 2017

Aries & Aries Rising

Leaning hard, your hands grip
the tip of a gauzy tissue
you’ve managed to yank
into the shape of a cone
and it’s stuck
but you try your luck
with enlisting gravity’s help
swinging like a pendulum
suspended by hardened desire

Literally Speaking… Look into your inner Money Martyr. What are you sacrificing in the name of money? Where do you sacrifice your relationship to money to serve ideals which aren’t actually serving you?

Taurus & Taurus Rising

A long coil of desire
unwinds your body
floating to rest on
your pelvic floor
whose arms relax
around your hips
letting go
letting go
letting flow

Literally Speaking… Make way for emotional and relational considerations to seep into your planning for the year ahead. Awareness will be your ally in making better choices around how you can attend to authentic emotional needs, and seeking out or strengthening supportive relationships.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

“It’s impossible to do a backstroke in that sand!”
“What? Should I use the breaststroke?”
Lily eyed the oily grains of the strand
writhing into the distance before her.
“I think you’re wrong,” she said, pushing her hair
out of her eyes and refusing to look at the naysayer.
Gathering all her wits about her,
the beach spread like a warm blanket stretched
across her back, firm yet yielding beneath her weight.

Literally Speaking… Conflicts with those subordinate to you or those in authority over you may come to a turning point this week. Hopefully you will have some time for the results to distill until next week, when clarity on a way forward may be greater.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Flex, extend, flatten
an ankle wrapped in pink
fleetly en pointe
conducts nimble feet
smitten with the slats
formerly growing in a forest
now clattering underfoot
making support for the dancer
to finally find her wings

Literally Speaking… You may be visited by reconnections to old friends and colleagues or schoolmates, perhaps stimulating your love of truth and pursuit of wisdom.

Leo & Leo Rising

The line was drawn taut
until you plucked it
then it sagged and gave
little resistance
just dangling between two points
though under your watchful eye
it drew up tight again

Literally Speaking… Cravings for fame and renown may surface this week, either overtly in desire for recognition, or covertly in rejection of any such desire.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Ceramic thumbprints
cool in their waves and whorls
blazed a trail through the kitchen
gripping cabinet pulls and
overfull drawers
hesitant to close

Literally Speaking… “Sweet and sour” may characterize your one-on-one encounters with people, as you struggle to make headway on the home front.

 

 

Libra & Libra Rising

It was easy to be taken in
by that easy smile
gentle, brown and sweet
to be deceived of the deceit
hiding not very far underneath
the love itself betrayed
by the steadfast loyalty of abandonment

Literally Speaking… You may find yourself reflecting on whether you are worthy enough for your work in the world. Whether you suffer from grandiosity or low self-esteem, there is potential to adopt a more realistic stance.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Curves cupped the hillsides
in her hands
molding limbs into serpentine shapes
hairpins to hold the braids in place
slipping gracefully towards the end
of a bottomless mystery

Literally Speaking…Your habitual mind may run away with you this week, making clear communication challenging. Though feedback may be hard to receive, thoughtfully considering it could help you take steps towards a real change for the better.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

Not many hollows could approximate the ache
of emptiness
exquisite in its rounds
of bellowing rage
true to sound
the depths of grief and longing
circumscribing lost days

Literally Speaking… Any tension between your desire to express your true self through your work and your obligations to provide yourself with material sufficiency is likely to be highlighted this week. Exploring this tension by creative and/or intuitive means could shed light on a way forward.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Flurries of speech filter
through the canopy of trees
whose leaves turn wind to word
grosbeak held in thrall to branches
that aid evasion of fox and mink
who move stealth in the night
hiding in the innocent
chatter of leaves
hiding until daylight

Literally Speaking…This week is supportive in looking into the ways that vanity informs your habitual narratives about the world and your place in it. It’s useful to be open to any reflections from others which may help you notice what is otherwise hidden by sheer habit.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

It felt strange, a visitation
from someone else’s
diaphragm pulsing out
puffs of air in short bursts
as if a dragon hyperventilating
smoke billowed about

Literally Speaking…Wandering into bar rooms or yoga studios alike may bring you into contact with some earthy wisdom which unexpectedly sheds light on one of your most pressing dilemmas.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

He felt so tiny
in the mouth of
the cave
which yawned suspicious air
out of the depths of earth
encouraging him to step forward
and find his true size

Literally Speaking… Your professional trajectory might receive an update in the coming week. Put out the welcome mat for the things that make you feel good (even if they require you to stretch, or bring a edge of discomfort that comes with growth) and take a pass on the abusive situations you used to put up with.

 

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

Imagiscopes: Week of December 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.

A Note About The Weather: This week features a new moon at 7°59” Capricorn at 10:53pm Pacific on December 28, 2016.

Also this week, we welcome in the new year of the Gregorian calendar, which is the most widely used civil calendar on Earth.

Those in the northern hemisphere like to point to an astronomical metaphor of a new year beginning with the winter solstice (December 21), when days turn to lengthening, signal of the return of light. Of course, this metaphor is localized to the northern hemisphere as it doesn’t work at the equator nor in the southern hemisphere. It also reflects a solar orientation, whereas many calendars are based on lunar cycles, or lunisolar cycles (combining observations of both sun and moon).

For example, in the Theravadin Buddhist calendar, the New Year is celebrated around the first full moon of (Gregorian) April, which this year falls on April 10, 2017 and begins the year 2560 – at least in the Theravadin countries of Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, and Laos, because other Buddhist lineages align with other lunisolar calculations.

The Chinese calendar heralds the New Year at the new moon between the winter solstice and the spring equinox, which this year falls on January 28, 2017, marking the Chinese year 4715, a Red Fire Rooster (or Chicken) year

The Iranian calendar, representing one of the longest chronologies extant in human history, is also based on astronomical observations rather than the mathematical rules which govern Gregorian calculations. By the Iranian solar hijri system, the New Year begins at the midnight nearest the occurrence of the spring equinox. This year, on the Gregorian March 20, 2017, the Iranian solar hijri year 1395 commences.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of December 26 – January 1, 2017

Aries & Aries Rising

We didn’t really care
which way the crowd
listed
attempting to push us
and instead leaned
into the pulse of life
feeling along
hot, liquid streams
to guide us

Literally Speaking…This New Moon could provide fertile ground for connecting with your spiritual warriorship—where the warrior is in service to the community of life. Rather than planting answers, experiment with planting a few questions, and check back in with them around January 19 to feel into what may be growing underground.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

The terror of heart opening
that terrible attraction
closing doors to open others
climbing in at your own
great risk
No guaranteed gains
for such gambles
so the choice remains:
do you want to win?
or to die having truly lived?

Literally Speaking…Is your quest for higher knowledge carrying you into hidden realms, towards the dark secret of your belonging? Or are you following a clearly marked path to heights of understanding? Both routes have their merits and drawbacks. Awareness of the limitations of your orientation to your quest will help you when Mercury turns direct on January 8th.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Starting to walk across the
slick, metallic surface
tentative at first
but gaining confidence
until a sudden lurch
from the bottom of the stomach
acid splashing, burning the throat
whhoooaaaaa—sliding so fast
without any control
tipped toward a destination unknown

Literally Speaking…Give your most vulnerable areas some space to breathe this week. Don’t think you have to go charging into situations which really challenge you to stay present and in touch with your wholeness. Be curious about any urge to “fix things” and reflect on what that says about your deepest needs and most estranged parts of self.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

The warmth of two arms
wrapped around the trunk
forming a caring cradle
for what aches to be held

Literally Speaking…This New Moon could help you reflect on how much others influence you unconsciously, and therefore who you want to let into your most intimate sphere. The trick may lie in actually (and of course, judiciously) letting people in and getting to know who they really are, rather than assuming they embody your worst fears.

Leo & Leo Rising

Distended belly rolling
side to side on marbles of hope
tightening as if a bow
were tied around the sacrum
making a sash of crinkling foil and polka dots
of hampered movement

Literally Speaking…How is your health affected by bad boundaries? This week may bring some discoveries around this question.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Necessity made reinvention
by following the usual route
over and over and over again
until the habit broke open
the landscape
and forced something new
to emerge
to respond
to answer the comings and goings
of one yet so young

Literally Speaking…If you wanted to re-invent yourself, this week wouldn’t stop you. The “smallest” thing – like learning how to receive help from others and feel good about it – could have the biggest impact.

 

Libra & Libra Rising

Pressing out and slightly upwards
slow and firm, holding steady
locked into a conversation with the resistance
viscous and heavy
lacquered with residues
thousands of miles thick
excavating a crevasse

Literally Speaking…If you are able to get some distance and perspective on your participation in family dynamics (played out in family of origin, or family of choice), you stand a good chance of glimpsing how to completely change your attitude and break up some stale energy.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

It was time to stop.
To just put it all down.
And stand, your reflection dim
in the sliding glass window,
and stare into the bottomless wells
of your beloved’s eyes
looming like a nightmare before you
searching you for the truth
you only thought you could bare

Literally Speaking…Challenge your habits of thought, notice the ingrained narrative pattern which shapes your world before it has a chance to disclose its secrets to you. A sustained gaze could begin to dissolve those patterns and habits.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

The oddity of a beast that goes
by four, ordinarily covering
ground by negotiating
locomotion between fore and hind legs
suddenly standing
with such grace
in the shoulder
muscles arching,
sauntering forward on two legs
as if it were the most natural
thing in the world

Literally Speaking…How can you improve your relationship to possessions? Do you unconsciously treat others (especially loved ones) like possessions? Are you unconsciously ruled by material concerns? This is a supportive week for such (re)considerations.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Truly
walking truly
plumb
and not bobbing for apples
in a tub of rubbish,
diluted truth
took a certain slant of light
the right angle in the visible spectrum
to open up hidden dimensions

Literally Speaking…This week could highlight how and when you feel your will weakened or distorted around your voice and speaking out. Remember, being overly assertive is also a way that an insecure will can show itself. Bringing awareness and compassion to such issues could strengthen the foundations of a breakthrough in how you project your personality into the world.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

Glittering sand filters through the warm
of shallow seas, settling over a camouflaged
flounder body, both eyes fixed on a cerulean ceiling
contemplating the demise of the next mullet
to pass by

Literally Speaking…Just when you thought you were getting comfortable with the mystery of our existence, something comes along to demonstrate your discomfort with the unpredictability of continuity. Finding the roots of your hope and faith in life (not to be confused with desire for a particular outcome) could figure heavily for the next two weeks.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Brown, slender hands clasped
curtain rods framing her heart
and carefully drew back the fabric
that held the world at bay
soft light flooding into neglected
recesses and calling forth
a new species of being
to walk the Earth

Literally Speaking…It could be that the negative Martyr is really done with you. Just tired of running through the predictable old “I don’t exist” routine. The failure to perform its faithful old task, however, may cause a shakeup in your sense of belonging. If so, give the dust some time to settle before drawing any conclusions.

 

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

Imagiscopes: Week of December 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.

A Note About the Weather: Mercury stations retrograde at 15° Capricorn on December 19, 2016 at 2:55am Pacific and will appear to move backwards through the zodiac until it stations direct at 28° Sagittarius on January 8, 2017 at 1:42am Pacific.

Mercury’s entanglement with the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square (herald of political and technological (r)evolution) offers the possibility of using this retrograde to reflect on how you would like to engage with the revolutionary spirit of 2017. What is the foundation from which you will act? How is your body, heart-mind and soul prepared for what the coming year may churn up out of the wilds of human and greater-than-human consciousness? Ambition asks for resilience.

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

Aries & Aries Rising

Silver crinkling through the gut
shimmying up the throat
jawline contracting, clenching
with all the fight
of one defeated long ago
on sunken knees cast low

Literally speaking…Allowing. Allowing may be key to receiving the depths of insight offered to you this week and throughout Mercury’s retrograde. What might it be like to let go of the fight, and embrace the obvious with ease, opening to change instead of thinking you must force or fight for it?

Taurus & Taurus Rising

Segmented journeys
segmented by legs
whose joints crackle in flight
flexing and bending
tearing holes in the night

Literally speaking…This week could feature the beginnings of a reconfiguration of your philosophies and ideals, and – if you allow others to penetrate through your defenses – an exposure of some of your more unconscious assumptions about the world.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Wet coursing liquid, turbid
kissing disrobed feet
open to the ground
its grains of mineral melting
under the weight of
hounds of longing
possessed by pursuit

Literally speaking…An urge to offer your energies in compassionate service may be hampered or tempered by fears for your survival and uncertainties about alliances you have made, or dependencies upon others. Allow love to illuminate your inquiries, and look for what is beneath the fear or uncertainty, rather than taking it purely at face value.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Head turning
lofted up by pride
bearing a gaze penetrating
and sizing up the
competition, holding it
all inside the one
who knows
hiding in the shadows
but filling the space with speech
using no words
only the sound of your heart beating

Literally speaking…You may find yourself questioning the validity of relationships which run afoul of your ideals, but take care to inquire via the values you wish to enact, rather than a philosophy that sounds great—in theory. For example, it may be wonderful in theory to “include everyone” or “give everyone a chance (or twenty),” but when choosing to keep a dynamic in your life undermines your personal integrity, or ends up excluding your needs or even harming you, a more discerning approach may be in order.

Leo & Leo Rising

Thick forearms forcefully spread
the map in front of us
in one uninhibited swipe
spreading the mountains flat
for our survey
the valleys, too, rendered
navigable and true to form
I giggled just a little bit
to sabotage the decorum

Literally speaking…Social networks may provide a source of stability in the midst of transition, so don’t forget to reach out for support. You may also begin a period of ruminating about the routines and habits which rule your life, and will be well served by eliminating some and bolstering others.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

What fabric ripples between
knower and known
flowing then snapping
against creviced borders
lapping against edges
Saturating separation
with unbroken connection

Literally speaking…This could be a productive week to consider new outlets for playtime, creative enjoyment and entertainment. As much as you may like to focus on work, work, work and work (whatever the actual area of life), it could be that relaxation and play can do much to support your overall health and well-being at this time.

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Libra & Libra Rising

Miraculous and round, smooth
bead of platinum strength
distilling and dropping
from the high ceiling overhead
magnetized to the spot
on which it lands
instinctual and unwitting
as if unplanned

Literally speaking…Use social stimulation to balance deep considerations of how your consciousness (and unconsciousness) is shaped by your family, upbringing and ancestral inheritances. While you don’t want to miss the revelatory opportunity that this retrograde of Mercury may provide, you could also miss its point by obsessing about it.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Holding hands with fate
and stepping over the edge
of discomfort
falling full with grace into
the foam embrace of oceans
becalming, reassuring, unfurling

Literally speaking…Finding what is pleasurable in your home base this week could help ease the turbulence in your mind and soothe any undue concern about changes in your life which may impact your financial standing.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

The heart imprisoned so many surprises
who, rattling their cages,
dislodged a certain clinking
that turned them from their ire
and into the realization
that the key was always there
dangling by rusty chain
moving in the heat of the fire
of anger, of rage unblinking

Literally speaking…This could be a good week to mull over your attachment (or aversion) to your peer group(s), and how this helps or hinders the expression of your creative powers.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Drawing winter in through
rounded nostrils, sensitive skin
warming this winter uncorked
pouring in from the north
urging you to lay down
crunching crust on the snow

Literally speaking…Any urge towards self-scrutiny could be aided by a thorough inventory of what in the material world brings you the greatest comfort. For bonus points, sort through which of those things genuinely provides for your security, and which are decoys that hold you back from generative risk-taking.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

It didn’t matter if the light
was green or red
or in what universe red meant go
and green meant stop
It only mattered to pay attention
to the signals
To step through the door and out
into the world
even if the signs were askew
to continue to move
as if it mattered

Literally speaking…There may be a tension between taking enough space for yourself to feel at home in your own skin, and being social enough to remember who you are.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Four becomes three
the heart of play
wobbling toward you
a long, sleek body of
shivering glee

Literally speaking…Honor Mars’ entry into your sign this week by exerting yourself physically in whatever way possible, or by directing your energy towards achieving a single-pointed goal. If this goal involves carefully sorting through limits and barriers to achieving your dreams, all the better.

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

Imagiscopes: Week of December 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.

A Note About the Weather: The Full Moon occurs at 22°26′ Gemini on December 13, 2016 at 5:05pm Pacific.

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

Aries & Aries Rising

Face cupped in hand
the burn of tears forcing
through a thicket of reluctant
tear ducts lighting a path
to the hearth of sorrow

Literally speaking…Beginning the week with gentle receptivity to hints and clues from unconscious motivations or compulsions that you have been tracking could sharpen your awareness and understanding of those compulsions, as the week progresses.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

It was something to put a spring in your crawl
hop – bounce – land on two front paws
and tail curling under again to lift
with some surprise
your young, smiling face up
flailing into the sky
hop – bounce – landing again
to greet the ground in a solid thump

Literally speaking…Interactions with peers or siblings could challenge your beliefs and ideals about the world, and prompt some re-evaluation.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Back and forth
back and forth
the rock of the ages
moving it all forward
and backwards
side to side
the inward tilt slightly sickening
as the center melts away
and leaves only
the rocking of the ages

Literally speaking…Some facet of your responsibility to others may come to fruition this week, and it could signal the renegotiation of boundaries or even a realization that backing off may be the most responsible move to make.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Heavy legged and sloshing around
like a glass overfull
ready to tip its secrets out
in a drunkard’s dance with
the mystery of gravity and
all its demands
it won’t negotiate,
it wants to stand
upright
or not at all

Literally speaking…This week could place a spotlight on your dependencies on others, particularly as regards maintaining physical, spiritual and emotional well-being. Do your best to welcome in any shift of perspective on your one-to-one relationships, for it could generate a creative renewal.

Leo & Leo Rising

Black splotched bodies
spattered with the paint of the real
are becoming whole, rendering life
from mists, that mere memory vapor
pouring from the past
into present forms and running fate
down a narrowing hall
sealing off all escape

Literally speaking…Protect your leonine heart this week both by being willing to feel every feeling that emerges from your body, and also by carefully choosing which conversations you have.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Thighs gripping and grabbing
at the creativity funneling before the open door
so much uncertainty teetering there
beyond that open door
and what entreaty could force entry
with so much at stake
so much to fear, the terror of letting go
and being seen, twisting thighs tighter
thickening the scene

Literally speaking…The gift of your being in this world reaches a climactic point this week, as those qualities and ways unique to you (and desperately needed by the world at large) become more visible. The deeper source of your brand of creative artistry may also rise closer to the surface, allowing you to more closely align with it.

Libra & Libra Rising

Small hands massaged each edge
and gently gripping them
coaxed the two sides apart
falling now like rain
they just needed to get started
to loosen the bond that held
them as one,
now softly popping apart

Literally speaking…This week may bring a check in on the honesty and integrity of your communications with loved ones. The Libran tendency to smooth over real differences and avoid conflict could royally backfire and produce far more conflict than some gracious forthrightness would have.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Sweeping over the ground
and landing
firm footfalls supported by
an enormous
skeleton flexing between tendons
extending all the way to the gray bellies of clouds
billowing overhead, tensioning the body
into new traction

Literally speaking…Bring as much consciousness as you can to any flare up of insecurities you have, especially those concerning your peers or siblings, because it could contribute much to a breakthrough realization about old, outworn habits of thought that are ready to be seen through and released.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

Arcing shadows trace
the connections
between two poles of experience
a seething desire to be known
wrestling with shredded nerves
and testy, impatient limbs
too willing to leap out into traffic

Literally speaking…It’s a good time to scrutinize what value your one-to-one relationships bring into your life. How do they support your creative growth, or how do they hamper it? How much time do you really have to invest in which relationships? Choose wisely.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Ribbons chartreuse and ultraviolet
churning currents silken
flashing through
and past and beyond the silver
horizon dimly seen, so bright
it intimidates the senses

Literally speaking…You may receive some insight into the areas where you are giving until it hurts. Take the opportunity to question your own motives, rather than bemoaning your fate, or focusing on others’ (or situations’) insatiable appetites.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

How do you manage to move
so fluidly through molasses?
Though arms make right angles
they seem unrestricted
and you pivot and swirl on legs
rigid and firm, unswayed by the
thick, viscous fluid sticking to everything

Literally speaking…This week may have you reflecting on the ways your creativity is received and by whom. You may find yourself more willing to rock the boat in search of a more satisfying mission to serve, in search of deeper waters to ply.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

As if a giant crowbar
were seeking leverage beneath
your rump, prising and pumping
urging animation, you rise reluctant
stuck on something, avoidant

Literally speaking…It’s a good week to remember your body’s wisdom and listen to its utterances, however contrary its perspective may be to your immediate wants and desires. Your body’s knowing has something important to offer to your awareness, particularly if you find yourself drawn to ruminate on your future plans.

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

Imagiscopes: Week of December 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 December 5 – December 11, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

Shudder of winds riffling
through black fringe
ringing a shawl of false hope
spread round the shoulders
hanging low, hanging thin

Literally speaking…If you find yourself critical of your mastery or level of achievement in your chosen field(s) of study, shepherd that awareness of lack or insufficiency as an ally to making improvements.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

Shadows on spindles twirling
forward, one following another
stretching the ground into softer shapes
amidst mounds of melted snowlight
huddling in the space outside of space

Literally speaking…Issues of insecurity around one’s social support network, or even one’s intimate relationships may be driven to the surface this week. Take a moment to assess whether you feel free enough to be yourself in your relationships, or if you feel that your individuality or perhaps the freedom it requires (yours or others) is somehow threatening.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

The wide belly of the river yawns
to gulp up life returning to spawn life
giving up salted gills
for a different flavor of air
that slashes through sediment and bedrock

Literally speaking…Have you got a touch of the Crusades this week? Indulge your Gemini love of learning and gather up some more practical details before setting off on the long journey to quell injustice, lest you find only windmills when you arrive at your destination.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Shifting lights plunge through the heart slit
of a wide open third eye
turning dials for
all valves to dilate
release and connect

Literally speaking…This week’s energies would be well directed towards reflecting on and shoring up your health routines and rituals. An especially fruitful exploration could center on your tendencies to merge with others and where that interferes with necessary focus on your body’s needs.

Leo & Leo Rising

Dried flesh puckering
in the sun, picked clean
from the raw, pulled out
of the round, warm den
of growing seasons
and made to transition
to cure a new form

Literally speaking…You may feel a surge of confidence or a surge of self-doubt concerning how you are moving out in your intimate relationships with others. If there is conflict, especially around the level of freedom or restriction you may feel, try to be present to what you really need and want, and negotiate from there—even if it brings some losses.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Glass pipe smearing steel strings
into sound ribboning like springs
radiant from the center of a cosmic torso
bent but firm, leaning into the Earth
plucking with unbearable harmony

Literally speaking…You may receive some fresh insights into problems you have had with “home” (actual home or in a broader sense), or perhaps concerning family history or relations. Try not to be so hard on yourself, and give a little space for the more creative or visionary part of you to engage, however long it may take for that to emerge.

Libra & Libra Rising

Knee planted in the ground
melting all around it
streams of soil washing
out around the unmoving limb
as comes the flood
from behind, heavy and urgent

Literally speaking…The art of spontaneity might be calling you into a concerted dance with whatever challenges your attachments to routines—or to chaos!  Art and finesse are the keywords here, and you might find some guidance by diving into your deepest sources of courage.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Rasping forth, full throated
embodying the turn just up ahead
unseen
on the road
that travels your feet
pushing them onward
a patient, immoveable pilgrim
always at the ready

Literally speaking…This week can offer up a little extra drive, initiative and spontaneous insight into all the anger which may be bubbling up from your unconscious lately. Even if the outer sources of your ire seem “obvious,” turning that anger into useful action (rather than an ulcer) can be helped along by reflecting on how you can serve your highest values rather than martyr yourself to them.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

Spacious chest
expanding breath
colliding with the ribcage
in each exchange of
carbon dioxide for oxygen
squeezed through miles
of cooperation

Literally speaking…A racing, argumentative mind may experience an influx of grace this week, allowing more attention to be turned towards reflecting on any conflicts between how you would like to be seen, and how you actually project your image to others.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Poised for pivot
toes
encircled with rings
of gold
grip the ground
preparing for flight
unable to stand down

Literally speaking…It’s a useful week for reflecting on how states of consciousness outside of ordinary, everyday awareness—be they the life of dreams, visions and fantasy, or induced by substances, music or dance—have played a role in your evolution, healing and growth. How might your relationship to those “nonordinary” states of consciousness be shifting to serve you in the best way possible?

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

Windsteeds pummel the clouds
with feathered hooves
driving veins of light before them
tearing the sash of the sky
causing
nectar to seep down to feed
all who crowd inside

Literally speaking…Life itself seems to be converging upon you in a way which strikes at the heart of the matter. It’s as if X-ray vision is penetrating into the hidden heart of the cosmos, which you find is beating inside your very own chest. Use this power of perception wisely, and be steady as you respond to the inevitable which is unfolding.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Steel skids against steel
fighting and hauling on
a mile of iron
piled up behind those
steel wheels
harnessed to steam
burning the final hours of sunlight

Literally speaking…Your sacred gift, your calling, is demanding a renewal, a release from a karmic bond which restrains your full flowering. While the origins of this karmic bond are mysterious, its activity is visible in the ways you receive what is given to you (rightly or wrongly).

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

Imagiscopes: Week of November 28, 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.

Note, the New Moon in Sagittarius occurs on November 29, 2016 at 5:18am Pacific.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of November 28 – December 4, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

Light slips around the slow curve
that grows, bulging next to
others distended and swelling
air filling the spaces between
meanings, pliable and clay
thick gleaning beside the lake

Literally speaking…Excesses in the workplace may lead to heartburn or worse! It may be difficult to remain diplomatic, and also maintain a sense of personal integrity, so stick to practical and tactical responses.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

The glue could not bond without
the pressure applied to it
overnight
sitting in the workshop
on the bench cleared of other projects
it sat curing
readying itself for the daylight
to arrive

Literally speaking…It’s a good week for making a commitment to courageously explore what bars you from fully fleshed vulnerability in intimacy.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Tufts meant to catch wind
to dislodge seeds and cast
them far afield of mother
and father
offer a spiny consolation
to the seed left behind
to wither and molder
spreading no further

Literally speaking…Whatever secret is knocked out into the open this week may deserve a closer inspection—your immediate appraisal may be incorrect or misinformed.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Honeymelt
easing apart under
gentle heat
the stickiness
yielding a
bond too sweet
to relinquish
to punish
the self again
for coming up
less than
perfect

Literally speaking…The holiest of seeds is the one you plant for yourself. All else will fall into place when you tend to that sacred patch of ground.

Leo & Leo Rising

It was an ancient way of weaving
the unlike into one cloth
the fabric strong, durable
the design not without flaw
but that’s life
(they say)
and not having it both ways
turned spiral to square
banging into corners
bloody headed all

Literally speaking…Forging a new relationship with defeat could open the way to unimagined victories.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Round, small things
reverberated through
the hollow
shaking
tapping into tree
memory
whistling into rotted
logs
prostrate on the ground
breathing

Literally speaking…Let memory be not a sword that cuts through ambiguity, but a reminder of the power of the imagination.

Libra & Libra Rising

Rain rose from the open bag
straining towards the sky
in defiance of gravity
and all it stands for
seeking to make the clouds
dark again, heavy
again to fall to Earth
in a divine tissue

Literally speaking…You might find great allies in various peer groups, if you’re seeking ways of turning devotion into action.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Round rocks worn
quarried from a river
and left to sift runoff from lawn
through gray and white and black
igneous wisdom
not questioning the new river
not questioning the quarrying
just patiently sifting
what is running

Literally speaking…If it’s a heart-rending week, allow the tears to flow and don’t forget how to soothe yourself…which is not to say to try escaping the feelings, but by finding ways to move them through you and out the other side.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

It feels like expansion
this portal choosing to widen
of its own volition
strange the sensation
rising to the temperature of
blood negotiating
cataracts of perception
chasms between artery
and cell desperate for nourishment
the most tender moment
striking, unawares

Literally speaking…If your loyalties come into question, don’t bend to the opinions of others but hold your ground long enough to discover where your honor truly lies, so that you may authentically defend what you know to be true.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Rough fines of sand
a coarse flow through
fingers tracing eternity’s promise
spelled out on the beach
reeking of decaying seaweed and bladderwrack
impermanence spilling out everywhere
coating glistening thighs
aging in the moonlight

Literally speaking…Breaking free of the enemy within—the inner saboteur—will require sorting through some delusions, be they made of grandeur or of self-doubt.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

Reaching, extending, reaching
a presence calling the special
senses of the green organism
that knows how to grow
next to another, finding support
leaning in and witnessing
the change

Literally speaking…Now is not the time to show weakness to others, but do allow a soft, slow unraveling to take place inside.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Hammer meets dulcimer
Strings resound brassy
to taste, murmuring of
some far off place
plucked out with
most delicate grace
tiny movements of
hammers not
but mallets in miniature
stirring up the dust

Literally speaking…Partnerships figure prominently in your surge towards healing—whether as the healer, the healed or both—and an unexpected friend or ally may appear to facilitate the next steps.

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

Imagiscopes: Week of October 24, 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.

Note, the New Moon in Scorpio occurs on October 30, 2016 at 10:38am Pacific.

Your Sun Sign Imagiscope for the Week of October 24 – October 30, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

Heat prickles starting at the feet
over shin and back of calf
pointing upwards and over and
into the jelly edges of water
where the first Earth being learned to swim

Literally speaking…If you’re feeling a little squished at work (or while giving the gift of your authentic being in the world), let it bring some clarity into the way you approach the exchange of energy. Giving too much? Expecting too much? Change it up!

Taurus & Taurus Rising

To see the passage of time
in the spread of bodies
penetrating other bodies
absorbing the goodly
sensing and reaching
ever outward
as the inward pursuit
of vitality

Literally speaking…What hardened emotion could use some liquefaction? This new Moon could offer you a good chance to set intentions to melt your heart in the right places, and free up some frozen momentum and life energy.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Branches pour out of the head
twisting, writhing, wild with life
responsive to wind
tickling the mood of the sky
with its fuzzy belly hanging low
soft and vulnerable

Literally speaking…What goes up must come down, but be curious about any drastic changes in altitude. Were you really flying that high, or were you just trying to avoid something?

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Exposed, all senses cranked open
by necessity, without recourse to plea
for relief or choice
comes the caress of the centuries
its melting touch, so delicious
overcoming by waves of bliss
that come crashing out of and into
the limitless
bounds of body

Literally speaking…Open up to being swallowed by the heart of love this week. It could lead you in unanticipated new directions, with spectacularly creative results.

Leo & Leo Rising

Something pure presented a challenge
to the dirty, the compounded substance
of life’s blurry edges between
right and wrong
hanging the tale of two cities
warring inside the one body
the one inhabited
the one initiated in the old ways

Literally speaking…Flush the ancestral burden buried in the tomb waters of your body, with tears which fall when and where they will. Feel the heft of the hilt of the sword you will then be able recognize as the one in your hands, commanding your body, compelling your soul.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Slickened by the flow
of the inevitable movement
of life towards itself
—not so much reaching
as being reached through—
the unidentifiable mass
painfully ejected into
the bright, blinding world
of one plus one equals two
rests complete and trusting
in the arms of its own knowing

Literally speaking…The “Unaccountable Mother” makes an appearance, and it’s up to you whether you shake your weary head (trapped in judgment) or make a fresh break with the tumult of the past (tap into your wholeness, the Good Mother).

 

Libra & Libra Rising

Browns and tans meld into purple
bumpy, velvet skin catching at fingerprints
gripping the softest stroke
holding it there a split second longer
to register the soft almost plush
fruit of the humus, miraculous and glowing

Literally speaking…Neighbors and lovers might run riot through your mind, offering the flame to your paper-thin convictions. Don’t be fooled that you aren’t attached to items of this material world or symbols of status and rank.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Stretching light arcs to ground
its genetic pulse rumbling
thrumming  without sound
on discs of invisible color
vibrating into green and gold
bubbles that pry out the truth of it
so wedged between duty and loyalty
no ordinary prise will do

Literally speaking…Will you say YES this week to a previously unimaginable vow of commitment? Perhaps a renewal of vows and promises made to yourself to keep your own house in order, so as to feel at home?

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

Connected
is not fused
is not loose
Foot to earth
momentum so governed
obedient to gravity
no simple expedient
but the destined path

Literally speaking…Embrace the rupture of fantasies around who you think you are; the truth is much more beautiful. Harness this New Moon by planting a seed of trust in your actual greatness, which can only have room to emerge if you cooperate with the clearing of what clutters your vision!

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Thermals spiral and swirl
pushing rainbowed wings
from beneath
straining the light frame
they stretch apart, brightly cutting
a sodden atmosphere
with hope for change

Literally speaking…Anything that is overripe in your life is likely to start stinking to high heaven. Before you perform an emergency amputation on what smells like a gangrenous limb, take some time to find out what’s really ailing in your relational field, and take calculated, considered steps to address it.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

Two small hands
heaving on a heart
beating in the chest
cupping the results
and peering into the light-lacquered hands
eyes querying whether it was first
the heart
or the hands

Literally speaking…Giving yourself over to a cause may feel familiar, but it’s not always recognized by your compatriots or understood by your intimates. Discover the deepest intention behind your selfless impulses and write it on the back of your hand, so you can remind yourself as you push and push and push against the tide.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

All rounded sharp edges
bends of 90 degrees
turning circles into corners
twisting the road leading onward
into the chain reaction
that forms the legacy pattern
you’ve been shepherding
all along

Literally speaking…Get ready for a deep dive into your sense of ethics or morality, which might be a bit shaken this week, if only for your ardent stand for what you feel is right and good.

 

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Imagiscopes: Week of October 17, 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 17 – October 23, 2016

Aries & Aries Rising

Windowpane etched with
trails of tiny organisms
tails of tiny beings dragging
through glass sweat
a slow future speaking
reaching out to quicken the present

Literally speaking: Watch your words this week, because it may be a matter of not whether you’ll blurt something out that makes waves, but how you’re going to address the fallout. Not it must necessarily be negative, but perhaps shocking, even to you.

Taurus & Taurus Rising

On this day, the light stood
with a particular sway
thrumming east and west
twirling in fancy dress
and dancing the end of the day
as if it were a new dawn

Literally speaking: Physical activities like exercise, dance or outdoor sports, could offer a great outlet for excess energy and prove more pleasurable than usual. Climbing mountains with your mind might also do the trick.

Gemini & Gemini Rising

Such a pleasant click
wood chip against medallion
sterling old grain of
unvarnished time accumulated
in lignin and spread by golden light
clinking together like a tsunami cresting
pressing in, pressing over the shoreline

Literally speaking: Now is not the time to wax philosophical about money. Moving through a viscerally felt, internal struggle around how and with whom you must share or collaborate on sources of wealth can free your mind for more creative pursuits.

Cancer & Cancer Rising

Turning toward the door
an arc of fabric following
sweeping the air clean of
misperceptions and misunderstandings
her arm gliding forward
in a gesture of offering
to receive

Literally speaking: This is a great week to give your central nervous system a rest, to enact rituals of calm, centering, grounding, and care for the body. Facilitating inner equilibrium and calm could very well open the portal to productive and stimulating ideas and connections.

Leo & Leo Rising

Screen awash in reflected light
carried the mind’s reverie
beyond the reach of the rational
the linear tangle weaving line
choking and binding, tightening
its grip until the great loosening
the great unseen disembarking

Literally speaking: You may be bursting at the seams with ideas, fresh insights and perspectives, but perhaps some restrictions or complications around putting them into action. Where possible, look for collaborations or partnerships that could ease those restrictions, rather than struggling to go it all alone.

Virgo & Virgo Rising

Heat rising from hands cupping
tender feet, hands caressing
warming feet, standing bravely
holding body, erect and aligned
with the Earth divine, holy and broken

Literally speaking: If hanging on to old ideas is your thing, prepare for a few things to be knocked loose this week. Friendships (both platonic and more romantic) may provoke deeper feelings than usual, as you try to gain footing on new ground.

Libra & Libra Rising

Porous woven basket
suspended from one arm
making a chalice of the sky
that leans against the back
of a lone figure, standing separate
above and all eyes below
watching

Literally speaking: No more Mr. Nice Guy/Ms. Nice Gal? If you’ve been struggling to maintain appearances while betraying a deep truth, this week could see a crack appear in that trembling façade.

Scorpio & Scorpio Rising

Sizzling light seeps into the retina
saturating vision with the impurity
of light, the unholiness
of light, bearing witness
to the searing pain of emptiness

Literally speaking: If you’re struggling with secrets, please make an effort not to betray yourself. Look under your own cloak for the dagger you suspect of the other.

Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising

I stood, rippling
buffeted by the clear stream
of boiling hot water
that carved the cliff face beside me
steaming pores open
releasing untold centuries of
lament and deprivation
into this abundant Earth

Literally speaking: It’s a great week to put concerted efforts towards transforming your relationship or orientation to material resources. This can open up new horizons on your hopes and expectations for the future, with an expanded vision of what is possible.

Capricorn & Capricorn Rising

Slender, tentative strokes
of tongue
licking the air
tasting the scented hints
of mother, rough-skinned
sliding gait, each footfall in sand
carrying child further into the future

Literally speaking: Being possessed by ambition could give way to a sweet dissolution, as you see through one of your most punishing and limiting false beliefs. Allow the insight to come, and give it plenty of space to teach you a new way of seeing.

Aquarius & Aquarius Rising

The entire ocean drained
into the Marianas Trench,
which became a huge sink, unplugged
and all the fish!
the fish flapping on the newly exposed
ocean floor
there were just fish
billions of multi-hued bodies
flailing

Literally speaking: Someone is staging a jailbreak, and you may be the last to know about it. Don’t worry, if the liberation is not entirely sweet, there will be a distinct silver lining.

Pisces & Pisces Rising

Pause pressed in on the body
in a long sighing breath
of tears, cleansing skin
blessing the cataract
passing between two worlds
as unfillable as the space
that gives shape to atoms

Literally speaking: Dashed hopes could ultimately bring good fortune, if you can choose to be responsive rather than (only) reactive to disappointment. A new and successful strategy could then reveal itself.

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