ASTROLOGY FORECAST: New Moon in Cancer, Choice, Destiny & Fate

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Original Artwork by Author, Emily O’Keeffe


We are coming up to the end of Cancer season in a couple of days.  Cancer season started with a New Moon at 0 degrees Cancer, and it will end with another New Moon at 28 degrees Cancer. This is not something that happens often. Usually the New Moon is in a different sign each month.

But then, nothing about 2020 so far has been the norm.

Have we learned and integrated the lessons that we needed to this Cancer season?

I hope that at least some of us have.

This New Moon on June 20th, is opposing Saturn in Capricorn.  Both the Moon and Saturn are in their domicile, meaning they are in the signs that they rule so they both function very well here.  The theme for this New Moon is nurtured growth.

There is a Medieval Alchemical adage that says, ‘For a tree’s branches to reach heaven, its roots must reach to hell’.

In other words, a tree cannot grow to its full potential if it does not have a strong and healthy root system.

I would venture to say that very few of us started out in life with an optimal environment to put down our root system.  Even if we did have an optimal environment to start out, there will always be factors that affect our growth and our root system.  However, we can still try to heal.  It takes time and a lot of work. It takes digging deep and finding the problem and in some cases, cutting away the dead parts so new growth can form and be nourished.  It is shadow work.

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I know… You are probably thinking, “Woman! Can you ever talk about a concept without mentioning shadow work?!?!?”

I get it, I really do.

I can make myself sick with that concept too.

But everything really does come back around to knowing yourself which is the main purpose of shadow work.

As I mentioned in the last blog, this Cancer season has been about letting go.  That has been a really big theme for me personally.

I have had quite a few concepts, and people for that matter, that have come back into my life and my awareness for review and in some case purging.  I have been thinking a lot about Fate and Destiny lately.

Well, if I am being totally honest, I think about those concepts an awful lot in general.  I love fantasy and Sci-Fi stuff!  Books, stories, movies, shows, all that I absolutely love and have since I was a kid.  Fate, Destiny, and the Hero’s journey are all big themes in those kinds of stories.

I have more than once wondered do these concepts resonate with me because I watch these things?  Or do I watch these things because these concepts resonate with me?  It’s a chicken/egg situation I think, but in any case, they do resonate with me in a big way.

One of my favorite shows at the moment, is the Umbrella Academy.  Season 2 comes out at the end of the month and I can’t wait!  If you aren’t familiar with the story, it’s based on a graphic novel.

It’s about 43 babies that were all mysteriously born on the same day, all of whom have superpowers of some kind.  Sir Reginald Hargreeves adopts seven of these babies.  He raises and trains them to save the world.  They are a dysfunctional family to say the least.  Hargreeves never even gave them actual names, he just referred them by a number, 1-7.

One of my favorite characters is Five.

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He has the ability to materialize anywhere he wants and eventually figures out how to travel through time. On his first attempt at age 13, He gets stuck in the future just after the apocalypse and spends the next 40 years alone.

Then one day he meets The Handler.

She explains to him that she works for an organization called The Commission.  The Commission is tasked with the preservation of the time continuum through “manipulations and removals”.

 She goes on to say “Sometimes people make choices that alter time. Free Will… don’t get me started. When that happens we dispatch one of our agents to… eliminate the threat.” I really love that line “Free Will… don’t get me started”.

I have often thought that life would almost be easier if we did not have free will.  If we just knew what we were fated for or destine to do or be.  Unfortunately, that’s not how life works; Life is full of questions and choices.

Astrology is one of those concepts where I think people do believe that it rests on Fate or Destiny.

So, because of that two things can happen, either people dismiss its validity out right or they use it as an excuse to justify shitty behavior.

“Welp, I’m just a Libra and we’re flaky and indecisive so…”

Yes, it’s true, Libras can be flaky and indecisive, but it’s because they have the ability to see all sides of the situation.

This is not great for making a concrete decision but, really great for negotiations and bringing opposite sides together.  One concept of Fate is that we are born into certain circumstances and it is up to us how those circumstances play out.  We make choices every single day in a million mundane ways that affect the outcome of our futures and sometimes the futures of others too.

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Everything in Astrology has multiple sides, the Yin and Yang, the light and dark, the positive and negative.

Every sign, every house, every planet, every aspect, all of them have multiple sides!

We choose which aspect we show and live out, the positive or the negative.

We choose it every time.

Whether or not we are aware of it, we have made a choice.

The choice is always ours to control.

Even consciously not making a choice is actually a choice.

We control what happens to us, we control our Destiny for better or worse.

There is a quote that really simplifies this concept.

I questioned if I should use it or not because its author is somewhat of a pariah lately.  I am thoroughly disappointed that she has chosen to die on that particular ‘TERF’ hill, and I want to make it extremely clear for the record that I personally believe Trans women ARE WOMEN!

To be perfectly honest I think she should go back and read some of her own work, because maybe the hypocrisy will finally click for her in this respect.  However, it does not make this quote any less true or valid.

The quote is from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and it’s one of my favorites.  Harry is questioning himself because he is starting to see that he has some of the same abilities as Voldemort and this frightens him so he goes to Dumbledore for advice.  Dumbledore says to Harry, “It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.”

Our choices truly determine our Fate and our Destiny, for better or worse.

So, know yourself and choose wisely.

Open Your Eye

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“The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind’s eye.”

Shana Alexander


I had an open forum of sorts and asked the followers on Dear Wicked what they would like to hear from me, or what they are looking for when it comes to topics we discuss. I have written plenty about myself, and I think it is time to start sharing some of the knowledge that I have stored in my brain. I would like to note that I am by no means an expert, and everything I write about will be from my personal experience and research that I have done. We are all individuals, and our experiences will be unique. I ask that no one compare themselves to anyone else because that is a path that will only lead you to disappointment or destruction. The topic of this first post is how to open, or activate your third eye. I would like to say that if you have to “force” your mind’s eye to open, then perhaps it is not the proper time to do so, you don’t want an adverse effect to happen.

The third eye, known as the pineal gland in the medical world, is “a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces the serotonin derivative melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and seasonal functions. Its shape resembles a tiny pine cone (hence its name), and it is located near the center of the brain, between the two hemispheres, tucked in a groove where the two rounded thalamic bodies join.” (Wikipedia) They continue to describe the pineal gland as the pineal body, epiphysis cerebri, epiphysis, conarium or the Third Eye, with the latter being the aspect most spiritually-minded people focus on. The gland itself is activated and stimulated by light, and it has been studied that just 15 minutes of daylight, or simulated daylight has a significant effect on the decalcification of the gland.  By the time the average person is 17 years of age, they have significant calcification, this is usually caused by fluoride in dental products, and municipal drinking water.

If you Google “how to decalcify your pineal gland” the results show page after page giving detox’s and herbs to help decalcify and awaken the gland. I am going to tell you guys what has helped me, and how I personally expanded my own consciousness by opening my mind’s eye.

The first most important thing to do to help reverse this process is to avoid products with fluoride in it. I think that for a lot of people this can be challenging because all public drinking water in the U.S has fluoride in it, and none of these water supplies are routinely regulated, thus there is not exact measurement only “guesstimates”. When we are children it is important for dental products that contain fluoride because it does help teeth. I have heard every conspiracy theory regarding this poison being put in our drinking water, and none of those water filtration systems remove fluoride. There are two kinds of drinking water that can speed up the process of decalcification and are fluoride free; distilled, and alkaline water. I have been able to easily find distilled water at my local grocery store, and Walmart. However, suddenly I cannot find alkaline water. I used to buy it in bulk when I would see it, but suddenly I can’t find any. But, it is out there. There is a company based in Brooklyn, NY called Wat-ahhh, and they carry a variety of “brain healthy” water. They have a website, check them out. As for the dental products, unless you have really bad dental hygiene, there is no reason for your products to have fluoride in them. When you are looking for toothpaste, and mouth wash just simply read the ingredients. If you really want to be gung ho about this, you can wash your fruits, veggies, and any other prep for food with the alkaline and/or distilled water. If you are cooking with it, not to freak anyone out but some studies show our food can actually absorb the fluoride.

Secondly, I believe our diet is the most important aspect to awakening the mind’s eye. This is my experience, and you may take from it what you wish. I have cut out red meat, I found that the vibrations were too heavy and lowered me down, even with a blessing while cooking, and before eating. I have never been a fish person, I do occasionally like Sushi. I do eat chicken, and pork but am very picky about the meat. I have a high protein diet, it is what works for me; I get protein from many other places than just meat. I think that you cannot have enough fruits, and veggies. They are perfect raw, steamed, grilled, baked, and any other way you can imagine, there are so many things you can do with fresh products, make sure to buy local. When it comes to produce, there is much debate over organic, and non-organic foods. This is the rule I have learned to go by, if you can buy from a farmer’s market, then go! I think it is great to support anything local. Also, you can talk to the grower! However, this is not something tangible for many people. If you can buy all organic then good for you, but if you can’t, then you do whatever you can do. I have learned that frozen fruits and veggies are easy for me being a city dweller. I put frozen fruit; berries and such, in the microwave for 1 minute, 30 seconds, and it makes this ooey, gooey goodness that I put over vanilla frozen yogurt. I also live by the rule that the brighter the vegetable is, the healthier it is for you. We can raise our vibrations simply by the food we eat. Stop that processed garbage, food substitute, “food like product” non-sense. Start reading labels, and controlling your portion. Drink water instead of soda, and try tea instead of coffee. You want your body to be as natural, and pure as it possibly can be. Also, can we please stay away from anything GMO?

While on this topic, let me bring up drinking. I personally do not drink alcohol, I used to but have since stopped because it just isn’t for me. I think that alcohol can be detrimental to our progress on the path, and does nothing more but destroy the body, and kill the mind. I suppose some people would say the same about the weed I smoke, I guess to each their own. You do what is best for you, but all in moderation if you want to achieve real progress.

My third suggestion is meditation, or some type of “quiet” time. I know that people have lives, and I know how hard it is to meditate. I have learned that it can be extremely beneficial. For me, meditation has always been a quiet time for me to reflect. I sometimes sit in lotus flower position, I sometimes lay down it depends on my mood. The ultimate goal is to silence the mind, get through all of the racing thoughts move past the doubts, the fears and all the chatter of the outside world. Try to get to a place where all you can hear is your heart beating, and breathing; the breath is the most important focal point for the mind, they should be in synch. I like to hold two quartz points, one inward in my left hand, and the other outward in my right. I find that even though I don’t particularly get along with quartz, this recharges me.

The next suggestion is lighting. Since the pineal gland is triggered by light it is important to stimulate the gland by getting at least 15 minutes of sun light per day. But, the trick is you are to “stare” at the sun. I am not suggesting staring directly into the sun and burning your retinae, I suggest looking in the general direction of the rays. If you are in a place where there is not a lot of sunlight, or your schedule does not allow you to get this recommended light, they do have simulation light bulbs. I have a “daylight” lamp and it does wonders for my mood when I am feeling really dark.

The final suggestion that I have would be using crystals. If you use crystals specifically for the third eye, it can be especially helpful. Your third eye is responsible for intuition, visions, premonitions, dreams, spirituality, and other so-called sixth sense abilities.  Placing crystals on your forehead (brow Chakra) while you meditate or, wearing them as jewelry, enhances your spiritual senses by opening up your third eye chakra. Some crystals I suggest are: lapis lazuli, moldavite, amethyst, apophyllite, Herkimer diamond and kyanite.

The key to waking up your third eye is to be as gentle to your body as you can be, be conscious of what you are putting on and inside your body, and take time each day for yourself. No matter how much preparation you do, nothing can prepare you for the moment that eye rips open.

That is when life begins.