We’re heading to a passionate, liberating Aquarius Full Moon on August 1. Significantly – this is the first lunation on the Leo-Aquarius axis, since Saturn left Aquarius in March 2023.

Since 2020, Saturn in Aquarius has changed the face of our individual and collective world, reality, and consciousness. With Saturn out of Aquarius, this lunation offers a first look at the aftermath — and at best, the rainbow after the storm. The emotional tide is rising, but as the Aquarius Full Moon aligns, aspects suggest, we are likely to breathe a collective sigh of relief as we begin to recognize the beauty, love, healing, stability, support, and grace present in our lives.

On August 1, the Aquarius Full Moon opposes the Sun in Leo at 2:31 PM ET, at 9+ degrees. Hours later, action planet Mars in Virgo trines expansive Jupiter in Taurus; followed by (planet of communication) Mercury’s opposition to Saturn (planet of lessons, limits, and time) in Pisces.

This is the culmination of the cycle that began with the Cancer New Moon on July 17. We are coming to major realizations, seeing the light. Expect a powerful release. Life is stabilizing, drawing us to explore new pastures as we close the door to the past. Over the next two weeks, we’re clearing space before renewal with the Leo New Moon on August 16.

A lot has surfaced recently, bringing revelations and fated encounters. Venus’ retrograde, has been awakening fiery desires and familiar fears, reminding us we are alive. We may be nursing bruised egos, raw, tender hearts, and emotions. But as long as we’re aware of our own shadow, it needn’t overshadow all that is bright, beautiful, and blossoming.

On the Leo-Aquarius axis — the lunation is highlighting the need for balance between our needs for community and connection with personal needs and desires, love and friendship, creativity and innovation, and love and acceptance, which begins with self-love and self-acceptance.

Aquarius is a fixed air sign. It is a very unique and individualistic sign. It speaks of the quirks, eccentricities, and differences that make us unique. It is also a futuristic and revolutionary sign that represents the collective consciousness, our community, friends, connections, social media, networks, and technology.  Aquarius reminds us we are all connected through time and space. Air is everywhere, we can’t and don’t need to grab it, yet it sustains us with each breath and connects us all — as we have seen with Covid.

The Sun in Leo represents love, the ego, the heart, creativity, life’s fleeting moments, and the eternal, ephemeral here and now. We are learning the power to be the creator of our reality. If we aren’t happy with what’s unfolding, we have the power to change it, and create a new future — starting here and now.

Over the coming days and weeks, remain heart-centered, as you reflect on what (and who) truly makes you happy, feel alive, loved, appreciated, and seen. Have more self-confidence, and dare to be bold, authentic, vulnerable, playful, innovative, and creative. You don’t need validation from anyone for your existence. Dispassionately witness; “be the observer”. Have faith in the divine play and your most optimistic vision. Then you can take conscious, creative, and loving steps toward it.

Things are working out better than we think.  With the Sun in Leo, often all it takes is showing up, doing your best. At best, the Leo-Aquarius axis asks that we accept life on life’s terms while playing our part. Current skies strongly suggest, where there’s a will there’s a way.

It will take time, space, creativity, hard work, patience and daring to acknowledge our desires and fears. Also, do we know what’s good for us? The seed of all desire is the desire to be happy. Let go of expectations of others, and external attachments. Seek your happiness within and you can draw in whatever else you need and desire.

Mars’ trine to Jupiter is healing and expansive; offering real tangible progress, resources, support, stability, and a sense of feeling grounded. There is a strong suggestion whatever you need, help is close at hand. It will take humility, courage, and detachment from expectations. But don’t be afraid to ask and be open to receiving. Also, practice gratitude, be big-hearted, generous-spirited, and lend a hand where you can. What goes around, comes around.

With Mercury opposite Saturn —we may be steeling ourselves for a difficult conversation or making difficult decisions. But there’s every reason to feel hopeful about what’s unfolding. We live, we learn, we grow. Reflect on your limits, learn your lessons, but let the past be water under the bridge. Then you can implement constructive solutions that work.

In relationships or where things have gotten heated, complicated, or strained —  there’s healing on offer. It will take courage to acknowledge any mistakes. Seek solutions, avoid defensiveness, or picking at scabs. Words can hurt or heal, use yours wisely. Keep things light, and playful, but real. As long as there is mutual love and respect, there can be a deepening of friendships, connections, and bonds.

In the cases of exes, at best, this is a chance to find closure. Then can truly open your heart to experience new love in the present, waiting for you to embrace it. Love doesn’t hurt, our attachments do. The ego is the cause of all suffering. Recognize everything changes, then you won’t cling. At best, we’re learning, true love feels like freedom.

With Venus currently retrograde in Leo —finances, relationships, and creative matters are in flux. Move beyond appearances. Beauty fades, and money can’t buy happiness. As risky as something feels, be conscious not to let your ego stand in the way of your happiness. A heart of gold is more valuable than all the riches in the world. This energy is like the love of the creator — pure, constant, warm, and blissful consciousness. Turn within to seek that source of light, life, love, and all creation in your heart and you can draw in whatever else you desire.

Above all this lunation is a reminder — there is a Divine Consciousness within you, and staring at you through the eyes of everyone you meet. Free yourself to be yourself. Reconnect with the source within, and dare to let it shine.

On a personal note — this Venus retrograde takes place in my 4th (home and family) and 10th House (career).

I’ve been deeply, re-evaluating my work, life-mission and life goals; de-cluttering my house, reflecting on what and who feels like home to me. And I recently found out a friend is moving out of the city. We hadn’t spent quality time together in a while. But knowing I would bump into him in the neighborhood, made me feel more at home. I’m sad, but trusting the journey, and hopeful for what’s to come.

Also on that note, in the spirit of this Full Moon — I am requesting help, so I can continue to offer you more free content, rather than have to put things behind a paywall.

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As always, thank you for sharing your journey with me. I am grateful for every one of you reading and I look forward to being your astrologer for the years to come.

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Dear Friends,

Last night marked a liberating Sagittarius Full Moon opposite the Sun in Gemini at 11:41 PM ET on June 3, followed by Mercury’s conjunction with Uranus a few hours ago on June 4, seeding the energy over the next two weeks.

This is the culmination of a cycle that began with the Taurus New Moon on May 19, and a larger six-month cycle that began with the Sagittarius New Moon on November 23, 2022. This is also the first lunation in Sagittarius, since Jupiter ingress into Taurus, bringing us the first real taste of this energy and its potential over the coming 12 months.

As the Full Moon aligns, with with Mercury (ruler of Gemini) conjunct Uranus — expect the unexpected!

Pay attention to the Gemini – Sagittarius axis in your chart. There are unpredictable developments, surprising encounters, revelations, realizations, information, conversations, genius solutions, ideas, and truths coming to light. With the current astrology, avoid pre-mature judgment, and assumptions, and be patient as more is revealed.

Life is calling for a leap of faith, presenting us with choices. For every door that closes, another is opening wide. And where we thought we’d reached the end of the road, we’re seeing new pathways forward — revealing a whole new world to be explored. This is a breakthrough, freeing us from stubborn perceptions and beliefs to recognize a more abundant, fertile reality. 

There’s a need for perspective, detachment, open-mindedness, and honest open communication, above all. In the words of the late great Sagittarian, Jonathan Cainer, “perspective is the most valuable thing we can have.” A subtle mind shift might be all that’s needed. Then you can make valuable discoveries, wise choices, and real progress; where previously you’ve felt stuck or going around in circles.

Sagittarius is a visionary sign. It represents faith, wisdom, spirituality, religion, God, knowledge, expansion, journeys, foreign travel, foreign cultures, foreign languages, philosophy psychology, astrology global affairs, and a higher truth. It speaks of growth, expansion, exploration, generosity, kindness, and gratitude. Sagittarius reminds us to be philosophical, to look at the brighter side of life and of the healing powers of laughter. Gemini, its opposite sign, represents communication in all forms, the mind, duality, perceptions, and transportation among other things.

Expect these themes to be in focus over the coming weeks. There’s a need for self-reflection and deep honesty with oneself above all. Who are you? What do you want? Do you know what’s good for you? Where are you going? What are your values? Who and what guides your life, life choices, and decisions? If you say you want something, do your actions reflect that?

Clarify a vision, reflect on the big picture of your life, and be humble and philosophical. Life rarely turns out exactly as planned. Your whole life has led to this moment. And your experiences have brought you a wealth of wisdom. Sagittarius reminds us, the journey is the destination. And although there may be many paths, the final destination is the same for us all — Self-Realization. And that final journey is one we make alone.

Jupiter (ruler of the Sagittarius Full Moon) in Taurus conjunct the North Node, suggests we’re being drawn steadily to our destiny. Even if something appears to be falling apart — this is a breakthrough and a blessing in disguise. Be humble, patient, discerning, and committed to your journey of growth. Then we can be guided to a place of greater emotional, material, physical, and mental well-being and abundance.

Relationships are heating up over the coming days and in June. Currently, Mars is in Leo; on June 5, Venus (ruler of Jupiter in Taurus) ingresses Leo and immediately opposes Pluto bringing a powerful transformation personally and in relationships, financial, and creative situations. Mars and Venus will transit Leo over the coming months — igniting passion, desire, love, romance, and creativity at best. We just need to keep our egos, pride, and defenses in check.

Significantly the Sun (ruler of Leo) is in Gemini, passing through the territory Mars was traveling in between September 2022 and March 2023. We’ve been through a lot since then. Now the Sun is in Gemini — we’re seeing the past in a new light, and the Sagittarius Full Moon is revealing a new way forward. Life isn’t black and white, and neither are people. With Sagittarius-Gemini, we may be dealing with cultural differences in our relationships. Discernment is necessary, but avoid going to extremes, being closed-minded, or being judgmental. It will require a willingness to move beyond perception, and to listen and communicate honestly.

With Venus and Mars in the same sign, there’s a suggestion that what you want and your partners want is quite similar. And you are more alike than different. Life is bursting with color and exciting tangible opportunities, awakening desires, and revealing relationships in a new light. What’s needed is communication, love, and acceptance to get on the same page. Because the sum of what we could achieve together is greater than what we could alone.

Especially as Venus opposes Pluto — let go of power struggles, and drop the mask. Stay in the present and allow space for relationships to evolve. With freedom, loyalty, and honesty we can deepen connections that go the distance; as we grow and explore, ourselves, each other, and the world around us.

Next week Pluto changes signs (after Venus’ opposition) and returns to Capricorn, and Saturn changes direction next month. Change is in the air.

Don’t underestimate the power of love to transform and light up your world. We may or may not ever understand others, and others may never fully understand us. But ultimately what we want more than to be understood — is to be loved.

Planets suggest this Sagittarius Full Moon is a chance to write a new chapter in a long unfolding story. One filled with more joy, pleasure, laughter, companionship, support, and emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and financial well-being.

On a personal note — this Full Moon is on my Sagittarius (travel) 2nd House (possessions) – Gemini (communication) 8th House (surrender) axis. I was traveling this past weekend and I managed to leave my phone behind in Toronto. So I’m out of the phone till next week – which is strangely liberating. It is certainly befitting the astrology, asking for total surrender and detachment from my phone and communication (Mercury-Uranus). 

Exactly six months ago, I was in India at my Guru’s Ashram. While I was there, I had planned to work on a book alongside being in silence and retreat. But within two days of my arrival, my computer unexpectedly and curiously shut down for no apparent reason. The ashram is in the middle of a remote forest in India —so an Apple store was out of the question. Surrender was the only way out. (8th House).

I thought I would be more upset about not having my computer (or phone)— but instead, I felt liberated and detached, as I do now without my phone. Two months later, I returned to Mumbai and went to the Apple store the next day. The woman simply plugged in my computer and voila! My computer miraculously resurrected as if nothing had happened.

Honestly, I was almost not even surprised. Amma wanted me to detach from the eternal world while I was at the ashram. It was for the best, as it allowed me to focus on my sadhana, stay in the present, and make the most of my precious time there. It’s also not lost on me that the day I forgot my phone, was also the day Amma arrived in the US for the first time since 2019. It’s like her telling me to spend more time in silence, as I prepare to see her by the next Full Moon for Guru Purnima in San Francisco.

Here is a Link to her 2023 US tour — if you can make it to any of the events, consider yourself blessed and your life forever changed.

With the current astrology, one particular discourse comes to mind. Amma was speaking on a verse in the Vedas teaching us the need for resilience, and how to deal with heartbreak. She said life is a journey. When we encounter challenges or we experience heartbreak, it is like a thorn in the foot. We need to remove the source of pain and heal. But we can’t sit there for the rest of our lives — because we were once injured — the journey must continue.

Over the next two weeks — consciously lighten your load, and release emotional and mental baggage, as you welcome a new perspective and explore the opportunities arising. Every ending is a new beginning. And this is just the beginning of a journey, drawing us steadily to our destiny, into a more abundant reality. We are creating the future, here and now, with every thought word, and deed.

Open your mind, heart and have faith as you reach for your most optimistic vision.

Sagittarius is the sign of divinity, and the Moon represents our innermost needs and the Mother. Above all, have faith in the Universe, which like a Divine Mother knows what you need better than you.

I’ll be back with more very soon. Also if you’ve been thinking of getting a readingthere is no better time than now. Jupiter is conjunct my natal Mercury (as you can tell by the lengthy newsletter) and a lot is coming through. I look forward to working with you!

With Love and Blessings,


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