Brand new astroTarot Forecast, plus Leo + Eclipse Season videoscopes!

Whatever your astrological and divinatory needs, babe, we have you covered. 

I wrote about the glorious, glamorous, anti-capitalist Leo New Moon here 

 

I am most excited to share that I got a chance to record an amazing AstroTarot Forecast with an incredible mystic and reader, Tatianna Tarot. I love her work and collaborating was too fun. We cover July 24-30th and it's a powerful week, so you don't want to miss this!

Plus, I made you SIGN-BY-SIGN FORECASTS for LEO SEASON, to give you quick download on what Leo/Eclipse Season has in store for you. You can watch them here (and subscribe to my channel while you're there so you'll see new horoscopes right away!)

 

 

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xoxo  The Voluptuous Witch

Full Moon in Sagittarius: Bend Don't Break

The Full Moon is near! It will be exact at Friday, June 9th at 6:10 am PST, when the Sun and Moon oppose one another at 18 degrees. Each month, the Full Moon brings an illumination. While both bodies involved are light bodies, there is a shadow element to the full moon because it pulls in the opposing energy of the current Sun sign.

June's Full Moon is known as the Strawberry Moon

June's Full Moon is known as the Strawberry Moon

The Sun is currently in GEMINI, so that places the Moon in Gemini's opposite sign of SAGITTARIUS. All opposing signs have a least a few core similarities between them, believe it or not. Opposing signs are not the signs of the zodiac most different from one another, but rather present more of a spectrum of a particular vibe. In this case, we are in Mutable Air-Fire vibe. This energy is quick, mercurial, hard-to-contain, has an element of genius to it, and never wants to be bored. This isn't the steadiest axis of the zodiac, but it is inspired, intelligent, curious, universally interested, and also often quite blunt. 

Interestingly, the only planet making a true aspect to this Sagg Moon is Pluto, semi-sextile. Pluto in Capricorn is possibly the energy MOST opposite this Sagg-Gemini vibe. It is staid, deep, and dark. While Sagg and Gem flit about, Pluto in Cap is teaching us about power and authority in ways that are often quite hard. Pluto DOES give us major transformative power though. And the fluidity of these mutable signs really is all about change. The Mutables don't get stuck. They evolve, they are fluid, they are early adopters of the zeitgeist, and they don't get trapped by anything or anyone. 

So, what can we shine a light on here?  This Full Moon energy is well-used for wriggling free from anything that is trapping you, for using your magic to up-level and transform your relationship to the things in your life that feel like an immovable brick wall. This is the energy of breaking free by turning fluid, electric, and releasing resistance. 

By getting in touch with your core desired direction and shifting your weight, intention, and energy toward it without charging ahead right away. Remember, just after the moon reaches fullness she begins to wane. These energies demand lightness. To get where we are going  we will be simplifying and traveling lighter. The dark moon before the next new moon, in Cancer, will give us opportunity to release. It's very likely once we set this intention, once we soften and stretch in the direction we want to go, it will become obvious what is in the way. What blocks us, keeps us tight or stagnant or scared.  So learn from the mutables and let go, let go, let go.  Love where you are, love what you have, and love it enough to know it's safe to leave the pieces that no longer fit behind.  

We are in rapid evolution now, my loves. Happy Full Moon!

Allow the Full Moon to illuminate what you are aiming for.

Allow the Full Moon to illuminate what you are aiming for.

 

xx

The Voluptuous Witch

Voluptuous Witch Horoscopes: March 20-24th

Welcome to Aries Season, star babes. A whole new cycle begins.

Welcome to Aries Season, star babes. A whole new cycle begins.

It’s Your Season! The Sun is lighting you up! Venus and the Sun are header for each other while Mercury is moving toward Uranus - all in your sign! Major innovation is happening in your persona and ways of perceiving the world. The rebel in you may be extra strong now and put yourself out into the world in innovative ways is in your best interest. Your presence may still be feeling a bit abrasive or ‘too much’ to others who are less Uranian at the moment, but just practice diplomacy as best you can and keep doing You. Jupiter is still glowing up your partnership sector, and Moon-Pluto gives you a strong career omen sometime the 21st-22nd. There’s a plot development related to action in partnership and your public image at the very end of the month. Your ruler is still super-active hustling up resources, up-leveling self-worth and getting you to invest in your body.

 

Taurus

and watch your 1 min Taurus video horoscope here!

Mars in your sign until April 21st means you have the power to conquer tasks + hustle, even while your ruler is retrograde. Keep in mind you can be perceived as more aggressive now, so pick your battles by reconnecting to your true intention as often as possible. You may feel extra challenged in your daily life these next 10 days, like the pressure is on or that too much is happening, so try to channel the frenetic energy into improving wellness or planning expansive moves in travel and/or media. You’re being asked to pay attention to what’s arising in your unconscious mind to make time to rest and process, too.

 

Gemini

and watch your 1 min Gemini video horoscope here!

Plot developments in fun, creativity, romance + sex on the 21st or 22nd! Let yourself go into the deeper, more romantic side of life, just also know your moves have power + inauthentic or dishonest behavior will probably blow up in your cute face. Keep it real! Very psychic dreams for you Tuesday night - write them down when you wake up. You may feel really busy socially, networking your butt off - the Sun’s shining on your friends, hopes, and dreams. Stay a dreamer and enjoy this active social time! Your ruler meets up with Uranus here soon, so your whole social paradigm is evolving.

 

Cancer

and watch your 1 min Cancer horoscope here!

Big developments for your family! If you have a move or relationship development approaching, take each step consciously. Beware blowups or tensions - don’t let anything fester now. You have intense energy in your partnership sector the night of the 21st bringing plot developments or amazing intuitive awareness. The Sun has moved to shine on your career and honestly a highly alchemical energy is there.  Claim your boss status, go for what you want! Also, know you are seen now so make the moves you want folks to remember because they will.

 

Leo

and watch your 1 min Leo horoscope here!

Firstly, know these are intense days in your health + work routine. It’s possible you’ll have a big development at work this week, so communicate like you have the Power to make the moves you need to -- just be sure to also take a time out or a deep breath so nothing negative gets blown out of proportion. The Sun is glowing up your media, travel, study and expansion. This is a big deal and a bright time because you’ve had so much energy here already and now the Sun is coming along to ensure you are seen, so keep going! Keep working hard in career, solidifying your wider public image -- it will pay off.

 

Virgo

and watch your 1 min Virgo video horoscope here!

Sun moves into the Sex House! Happy Aries Season! Lol. Seriously though, the Sun will meet up with Venus at the end of this week, as will Mercury and Uranus, so think of this time as clarifying Venus Retrograde themes, seeing what you need to see in love, sex, art, and your super psychic senses. Neptune in your partnership sector is going to continue sharing lessons about fantasy vs reality in partnerships of all kinds, so simply surrender to the insight flow and learning process. You’ve obviously come here in this time to evolve in that area of life, so you may as well go all the way with it! Chiron is still there right now too so be sweet with any wounds. Plus, this Pluto-Moon meetup in romance, fun, + art will have you experiencing plot developments or, possibly, an ending of something that simply must go. Pay attention to your dreams, especially Tuesday! Your ruler is headed toward Uranus, so psychic breakthroughs are on the way!

 

Libra

watch your 1 min Libra VIDEO horoscope here!

Wheeee! Aries Season lights up all manner of partnership for you! Big developments for your family and home life on Tuesday night and Wednesday. It could be a very deep, intimate time at home or simply experiencing revelations about your lineage and where you’ve come from. Pay attention to your dreams! You are truly moving toward huge shifts in consciousness around partnership. Uranus has been in partnership sector for ~7 years and at the end of the week will meet up with Mercury, just after the Sun meets up with your ruler Venus (who is currently retrograde). You’re essentially doing an iPhone update in relating. Don’t put it off! Click ‘upgrade’ and let yourself morph into a Libran of the future!


 

Scorpio

and watch your 1 min Scorpio VIDEO horoscope here!

You’re figuring out how to take care of yourself, earn a living, and have sustainable longevity at a higher level. The Sun is shining on the mechanics of your life starting today and your ruler Pluto is stirring up big action, demanding absolute authenticity + alignment between inner self and what you share with the world. These are fateful days, dear one. The Moon meets up with your ruler late Tuesday night, so pay close attention to your dreams and trust your intuition (without dipping into paranoia, if possible!) Tuesday night and Wednesday. Epic plot developments can occur rather suddenly. Your communication has huge psychic access and impact during that time as well. Spend time writing if you can! You will have access to Your Truth. Mars, your ancient ruler, is still in your house of partners and open enemies. Keep in mind that there’s a tension here between rapid upgrade in how you will operate in the world (which of course impacts relationships) and also definitely wanting to avoid people who just don’t get it or aren’t rooting for you because letting anything get extra negative or blown out of proportion just isn’t in your best interest. This building of solid routine and beefed up wellness can protect you from detractors (because we all have them, especially since you intimidate the crap out of weaker babes). Make that bubble of light and keep doing YOU. Exercise you enjoy is an awesome idea for moving the energy these next days. Trust the intensity is delivering you to your true self and helping you access your true power.

 

Sagittarius

and watch your 1 min Sagg VIDEO horoscope here!

Your self-worth and friendships are undergoing major change!  There is a strong connection between the value you place on yourself or your fundamental well-being and your connection to community now. Some things in your social circles, or even your finances + general habits, are getting shaken up. Try not to get stressed out, and allow for change that will help you be more authentic and in alignment with habits that will bring you blessings and make your dreams come true. Romance + all forms of creativity are lit!  The sun is blessing this for you, bringing you fun and excitement, and there’s basically no way something really interesting isn’t going to happen in art, romance, or parenting by the end of the week. If a scenario or person feels super seductive, just be sure to run it by your higher self to make sure it or they is what you really want. Let your art + seduction be weird and bold this week - try new things!  Circumstances are still evolving in family and home life, be patient and try not rush things. We still have quite a bit of Venus Retrograde to go and your home life is being morphed as we speak.

 

Capricorn

and watch you 1 min Capricorn VIDEO horoscope here!

Career is still supercharged and Tuesday night the Moon meets up with Pluto in your sign - I’d be surprised if you didn’t get a pretty deep psychic download on Tues or Wed regarding how you project yourself in the world and how others see you from afar. Your feelings will be hard to hide too, you may feel like folks are reading your thoughts, so just be aware that you’ll come across extra intense and share yourself accordingly to meet your goals and needs. The Sun is shining on your family and home life! A lot has been brewing for you here and this week is building toward major action around family, some of which could be just an elevation of your own consciousness or a realization how you can make your home life more You. Don’t forget you have power and energy to CREATE now, as well as to seduce. Use your powers wisely and as a fun way to blow of steam from your work grind! There may be more pressure on your self-presentation or just a feeling like you are constantly being Seen. The key to this not being stressful is to stay You and not be trying to be what you think others want you to be.

 

Aquarius

and watch your 1 min Aquarius VIDEO horoscope here!

Wow, your communication sector is lit! If you have a message to get out the world, now is the time. Jupiter is still lighting up media and expansion for you, and you maye find yourself writing + speaking in a more radical way now. Mercury is on its way to meet up with your ruler in your house of communication so your whole message and way of thinking is evolving. Go with the future vibe! With the Sun here now, what you write and say will get noticed more -- make sure it’s in alignment with what you want to be known for. Pluto meets up with the Moon Tuesday night and much, much deeper level of channeling is possible. This could include what you might think of as shadow material, but really the idea is that your unconscious is trying to connect to your studies, spirituality, travel, and your whole possibility for expansion so see what emerges. Do your best to get back to basics in self-care now that the energy is calming down in this area. Be extra kind to yourself and that will help everything else.

 

Pisces

and watch your 1 min Pisces VIDEO horoscope here!

After so much deep time really intensively evolving your Self, now the light is shining on how you care for that Self, and which habits and practices are going to take you where you want to go. You still have quite a bit of intensity in your communication sector so use that energy to hone communication skills or work on a larger writing or speaking project if you can. You’ll be starting to get a lot of information this week that might bring innovation and sweetness to your way of experiencing finances, food, and your Self-Worth overall. The moon meeting up with Pluto Tuesday night in your community sector could be a big development in a situation with friends, community organizing you’re involved with, or your Big Dreams. Definitely pay attention to your actual sleep dreams for clues about your larger hopes and plans and how to make them happen!  There could be intensity too, so definitely do your bet to diffuse any supercharged friendship or reputation situations on Tuesday or Wednesday. If you’re repressing any part of your sexuality or psychic expression for the sake of maintaining your social status quo, that may be about to blow open and change into something more real.


 

Voluptuous Witch Horoscopes: March 17-20th

 

artwork: The High Priestess by Camille Chew

 

Aries

You are moving toward a magical breakthrough in about ten days time! Keep resource hustling and loving up your body! Career and key partnership in your life are steady streaming up while, simultaneously, some challenging realities may have emerged from your inner or spiritual life. Know you're strong enough to take the steps you need to take and apply the learning to your personal image/manner of assertion, as well as your key connects!  Enjoy the moon in Sagg this weekend - she's perfect for fun and expansion!

 

Taurus

Enjoy the moon in your psychic sector this weekend! You're having big realizations, so allow yin down time to let them surface the now and for at least the next ten days. You've have some social pressure or grind recently, let the moon this weekend help to surface some more helpful feelings and insights. Get your routine to a point where it is singing with efficiency and loving you back! Let it springboard you into a whole new era of travel, study, and getting your message out to a wider audience.

 

Gemini

Mars is still bugging you to do that deep work and face any challenges around illness, stagnation, or mental health challenges. Know you have the power behind you to address issues in a lasting way now!A sense of limitation is heightened these next weeks, but use it to see how you can keep getting freer. You've just had some trial by fire in your key partnerships and public image sector, some helpful contacts may have been less helpful than expected, or you simply now have a more realistic view of the terrain. Focus now on getting really clear in art, romance, sex, intuition: you have the power there if you keep it real!

 

Cancer

The power of networking is real for you right now! Maybe everyone wants to hire you or you're ready to Boss Up. Moving toward a major career breakthrough and genius level career plan so stay the course. Nip any bubbling tensions at home or with important people in your life in the bud so that the rest of the month can be about really building power in those areas to better foundation yourself and score your most dreamy, authentic home and partnership life!

 

Leo

You're in superpowered fame + domination mode until April 21st, so this is where your energy needs to go! You have the steady power of Mars in Taurus (a fixed sign, like yours) that can really become something if you apply a work plan and stick to it. Some pressure has been on in your deep psychic + creative pond which should be easing by the weekend. Keep the insights and relax your body! Stay aware of the temptation for intense workplace communication these next weeks. Use your word power wisely! 

 

Virgo

Extra tension or practical focus you're feeling at home and in relationship should ebb away by Sunday, leaving your mirror is clearer in these now so that will be helpful! Keep plugging away at really connecting your earnings + creativity, also noticing any self-worth issues in the way of romance + fun. You can do some major reform here by the end of the month! Know your worth and care for yourself exquisitely now! Enjoy this weekend's sweet mutable moon in your home sector, bring some play + open-mindedness home with you,

 

Libra

You've had some intensity in communication + work routine sectors, so this weekend can bring some welcome playfulness and emotional honesty to your life, softening any hard edges! You're moving toward some big breakthroughs in key partnerships. When Mercury meets up with Uranus in ten days, you hit   abig milestone in your relationship evolution these past ~7 years. Stay present to get the insights and clues on any radical adjustments to be made! Focus on your home and your own self the ready of March, making steady power moves.

 

Scorpio

Self-care weekend! You've had some feeling of struggle around food, money, or possibly codependency, so this weekend's Sagg Moon time can being in some much needed optimism around fun, romance, and art. Really get back to basics in terms of nourishing yourself and find freedom in meeting your own needs! Be gentle with the love + creativity lessons you've been learning. You're moving toward a major breakthrough in worklife, routine, and health - capitialize on the rut-busting genius and take charge ideas flow on this. Deep talks with close ones the rest of the month helps this all process out!

 

Sagittarius

The moon enters your sign this weekend! This brings some deeper emotionality for you to express yourself. Breakthroughs and rut-busters in art and creativity are coming! Major reforms are building between your community + ideals (lucky area for you now!) and your stewarding of your own body/money. Self-care really is a key to fortunate friendships and realizing dreams now. It may have been pretty stressful just being in the world or dealing with home-life recently, that should be much eased up by Sunday!

 

Capricorn

Your career is lit, as is your presence in general! You're advancing with power now so use it responsibly. If you're feeling overwhelmed, eliminate anything inauthentic or forced. Go for the truth. There has been tension and probably some deep exhaustion, maybe even communication fatigue, that should lighten this weekend. You're going to stay busy the rest of the month so put all you've got into getting more Boss, while still making time to play this weekend! Relax and be with peeps you don't have to censor yourself around. Get back to kissing and creating where applicable. 

 

Aquarius

Spend some time with the femmes in your world this weekend! Be playful + social. Reflect on Venus Retro + the evolution you're doing in art, beauty, love, and deep values right now. Truly keep going for expansion in travel, study, and getting your message out to the world, just make sure it's all in alignment with your soul's yearnings to access the true power available to you now. You have huge potential for a communication breakthrough or an upset -- go for freedom + truth in a way that leaves you feeling loving and positive.

 

Pisces

What a marathon! You're moving toward a true breakthrough around your relationship with your body + abundance. Old ways won't open new doors, so go for the groundbreaking! Pressure's been on in your career and self-image, that will be softening weekend thankfully. Take the wisdom and leave the rest behind! Your communication is extremely powerful now so use it wisely. The rest of the month has a big push toward authenticity in your relationships + your true, deep lusty life desires. Use this weekend to playfully access career expansion ideas!

Werq Your Weird: Uranus Goes Direct

 
Uranus.jpg

Uranus Direct: December 25th, 2015 at 7:52pm Pacific Standard Time

While we were all gazing at the beautiful full moon in Cancer last night, another majestic sky being was electric with the pull of a soon-to-be new direction.  

Tonight, Uranus goes direct!  

I think of Uranus like a lightening bolt since we often experience the effects of this planet in a sudden illuminated flash. The manner is abrupt, the thought style is genius, the lifestyle is eccentric. Those of us with a prominent Uranus in our charts have a certain something about us that you can't quite put your finger on, and we're not usually everyone's cup of tea either.

When I imagine Uranus seated at a winter celebration, surrounded by their fellow planets in our solar system enjoying a delicious meal, Uranus is the guest speaking bluntly about the future of the Black Lives Matter movement, radical ecofeminism, pansexuality, the end of white supremacy on Earth, telepathic communication with aliens, mandatory global reparations for slavery, some scientific breakthrough I'm not up on because I don't read obscure journals, their panoply of lovers, and straight up laughing at anyone who can't grasp gender fluidity or dark matter. Uranus is ahead. Uranus doesn't worry about tact. Uranus doesn't care if anyone can keep up, including you and me.  Uranus, frankly, does not give a fuck.

Some other Uranus associations:  WIld God Pan, "the great awakener", avant-garde, Aquarius, destruction of the old patterns, plants that shock or excite the nervous system, tree of heaven, wizard, the Greek myth of Father Sky, called Uranus (who emerged from Chaos along with Gaia, then mated with Gaia), revolution, the masculine, non-conformity, self-expression, sexual expression and sexual appetite, and inspiration.

Uranus went retrograde July 26th, 2015, and now is turning direct again (at 16 Aries) just in time to close out the year. 

Tonight is the perfect time to perform a ritual in honor of the weird. Your weird. The strangest most eccentric and non-conformist part of yourself, and the wild, chaotic nature of all life here on earth and in the deepest darkest reaches of the Universe. 

Light a candle, throw some glitter, howl at the still-very-full moon, and thank Uranus for your most inspired thoughts, the great human revolutions and breakthroughs, the unknowable, and the lightning storm of your life. 

I'm a Uranus-worshipper for certain. I thank this exquisite celestial body for tearing shit down, fuqing things up, and bringing the innovative. I am grateful for excitement, surprise, and the challenge of the brand new thing.

Curious about booking a session or reading?  Find me here.

 

 

 

New Moon in Libra: The Psychic Reset We've Been Waiting For

New Moon in Libra: The Psychic Reset We've Been Waiting For

Libra can sometimes fall into indecision or preoccupation with the opinions of others. This new moon is encouraging us to release some of that worry. Yes, we want to be loved and adored. We are human, after all. But what do we sacrifice in that preoccupation with how others perceive us? How can we pursue harmony while maintaining originality and maintain connection without sacrificing honesty?

A Witch’s Guide to this Week’s Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: The Harvest Supermoon

A Witch’s Guide to this Week’s Full Moon Lunar Eclipse: The Harvest Supermoon

She’s here. Well, she’s about to be, and if you’re moon-sensitive you may already be feeling her imminent arrival: a deep, salty, rich full moon lunar eclipse in the sign of Aries. This full moon lunar eclipse is special. It involves a supermoon and a lunar eclipse occurring simultaneously, and the last time this happened (for reference) was in 1982, and the next supermoon eclipse won’t take place until 2033. So let’s dig into this rare moment, shall we?

For context, we are just coming off of a new moon solar eclipse in Virgo, and from an astrological perspective, eclipse seasons generally bring a time of major growth, transition, release, beginnings, endings, clarity, and seemingly warp speed changes. Sometimes upheaval. Sometimes breakthroughs or miracles.

A Vision for You

A Vision for You

Imagine a world where women and all femmes were worry-free in regard to our bodies. I’m not talking specifically about love for our bodies—we’ll get there—right now I’m simply posing the possibility of the absence of fear, shame, guilt and judgment.

 

Energy is the essence of life, matter, and even spirit. Energy is everything. Energy is what makes us up and what makes us tick. When you get down to the core, there is only energy.

All processes take energy to complete, whether that is the digestion of our food, the starting of our engines, or the act of thinking thoughts. Thinking takes energy. Thinking takes so much energy that, in the context of Chinese medicine, we can weaken an entire organ system, the Spleen, simply by overthinking.

A Witch’s Guide to Hacking this Week’s New Moon Solar Eclipse

A Witch’s Guide to Hacking this Week’s New Moon Solar Eclipse

Now is the time to plant a deep and sacred seed of what you wish to manifest.

Any time we choose to set an intention, it’s powerful, personally, in our intimate relationships, and in our communities, as our dreams and hopes ripple outward into the larger world.  And what if there were a supercharged, full-blast intention-setting moment that could turn your intention into a rocket and send the message straight out into the cosmos?  This is the potential power of the upcoming new moon solar eclipse.

Please Don't Tell Me to Take a F*%&ing Bubble Bath (or Self-Care Does Not Always Feel Good)

Please Don't Tell Me to Take a F*%&ing Bubble Bath                                                       (or Self-Care Does Not Always Feel Good)

There is a lot of talk of self-care lately -- on the blogs, in our communities, in healing spaces. Deservedly so; self-care is a radical and essential act.

But what does it really mean to take care of ourselves? 

I see a lot of self-care suggestions, and would imagine you've come across them as well, that involve things like manicures, bubble baths, a day at the spa, a homemade hair mask which guarantees your hair to gleam brighter than...

Sexuality, Food, and Love (Part 1)

Sexuality, Food, and Love (Part 1)

My girlfriend had received a calendar of daily positive affirmations as a gift but hadn’t opened it yet, so today we went through and read aloud all the days of 2014 that had passed, tearing the pages off one by one, so we could get up-to-date. There were so many beautiful affirmations, I must have saved at least twenty of them as potential additions to my vision board, yet this one particularly called out to me.  (You can find the calendar here.)

Embracing, loving, and accepting my sexuality has been, and continues to be, a complex process for me.

Elderberry Syrup Saves the Day!

Elderberry Syrup Saves the Day!

Well, friends, it’s winter. And part of winter (and part of life) is getting sick sometimes. Even the most dedicated yogi, raw foodist, or macrobiotic enthusiast gets sick sometimes. We’re all just human.

Sore throat, headache, chest pains — I woke up feeling less than good. So, I visited a pharmacy clinic and, honestly, sometimes a place like that is a lifesaver. I just wanted to make sure I didn’t have strep throat, which it turns out I don’t, and get some antibiotics if I needed them. It appears that my illness is viral, which sometimes presents the conundrum of feeling relieved you don’t have strep, but also being somewhat unsure of what to do next.

Persimmon Smoothie Recipe!

Persimmon Smoothie Recipe!

A few days ago, I was lucky enough to take a trip to one of the largest Japanese markets in the U.S.

Mitsuwa is just outside Chicago, in a suburb, and it made for a fun afternoon of sampling the delights they had to offer!

I was very excited to find a box of fuyu persimmons! These persimmons have a lovely sweetness to them and ever since I first tasted them while living in Southern California I’ve been addicted.

This was a perfect opportunity to make a delicious fuyu persimmon smoothie!