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I have much to share with you all, yet I am not sure where to begin. So, I will start with the ending. This is going to be my last astrological post….well, in this format anyway. I have been writing astrology articles for 20 years now; and my intuition is guiding me to change my writing style and topics, so that it will appeal to larger audiences. I, so appreciate my astrology followers, but I have found they are a select few.  I have started working on a whole new blog where I will share much more personal information on how I practice “conscious living” on a daily basis.

As much as I love astrology, lately I’ve had trouble committing to writing my new and full moon posts, so I knew something needed to change. Many of my friends say they enjoy my astrological musing, but I feel like I’ve been more writing these posts for myself — to help me remember my connection to the larger world. I’ve been through a big change this past year, with my move half way across the country. I am starting to get comfortable here in the Kansas City area, but I am seeing that there are a few more changes, I need to make in order to lay a solid foundation, so to speak.



I always find my life experiences, very much, follow the natural cycles of our planet and the skies above. Ahhh, so as I acknowledge my connection to the larger world, I can let go of my focus on learning about it all; and begin to really live my life. Yes, at 54 years of age, I still feel like I have been holding back on fully embracing my life; so the buck stops here, now! That’s where I am at and that’s enough on my personal learnings…to be continued in my new blog. Let’s get back to the energies and cycles of today that helped cultivate all the changes I’ve been making.

Here’s the lowdown on today’s 3 cosmic events. First, the Super New Moon takes place at 5:36 am edt at 29 degrees of Pisces followed with its total solar eclipse at 5:45 am edt. The eclipse will be seen fully only in the North Pole region of our planet, and partially in most of Europe and some parts of Africa. Then 13 hours later, when the Sun moves into Aries, the Spring Equinox takes place in the Northern Hemisphere and the Fall Equinox, in the Southern Hemisphere.

The overall message, of these three same day astrological events is its a time of major endings and new beginnings. A theme that I have been talking about for the whole last year. However, now we are hitting a big climax. I don’t think on a personal level, there will be a lot of shake-ups today. If you are consciously aware, you most likely have learned much from the many challenging energies in our midst over of the last year! I am referring mostly to the conflicting energies of innovative quick moving Uranus that seeks freedom and change for a more unifying world with those of powerful Pluto that has been busy breaking down outworn systems and structures. Together, the 7 passes of Uranus Pluto Square over the last 3 years (this link gives an in-depth look at the dynamics and timing of this planetary aspects) has pushed many of us to our limits and in turn gotten us to look at the deeper meaning of our experiences and take big leaps of faith even though we were shaking in our boots. Sound familiar?



New Moons are a time to set intentions for the next Moon cycle. However, this is our second new moon in Pisces and it falls at the last degree of this dreamy artistic sign that is also the last sign in the astrological year. Much more going on here, but just for this morning, know you may feel a bit sensitive. Don’t fight your feelings. Acknowledge them and listen to your gut reactions. Don’t take others reactions personally. Give yourself space to use your imagination. It is not a time to escape into your dream world, but to expand your consciousness to see what visions want to take root. If you need some help in connecting to the more inspirational higher realms, I invite you to listen to music by Rosalind,”Return Again” or for tapping into your intuition, here’s a magical water gazing ritual to try.

For questions to seek answers to during your reflection time, you may want to review what you have learned since 2012 which is when the battling Uranus/Pluto energies began; or you may want to look back to  the beginning of March 1997 to  see what breakthroughs you were having back then. Pondering this latter date is to support you in connecting you with today’s eclipse. Solar eclipses are about  supporting us to make some deeper changes by seeing something that has been hidden, in the shadows. If you are not familiar with shadow work, I highly recommend reading and using the exercises in Debbie Ford’s “The Darkside of the Light Chasers” . There is usually something that needs to be let go of.  This process can take from 3-6 months after an eclipse.  May not sound all that fun, but ultimately the awarenesses of what has been blocking the way forward opens one to  know the true self.

Finally, let’s not forget about the Equinox. Thirteen hours after the New Moon Eclipse, the Sun bursts into impulsive Aries, the first sign of the zodiac at 6:45 pm edt. In the U.S., we greet the beginning of Spring. We also have customs and religious holiday during this time of year that speak to preparations for reawakening such as Lent, Easter, Passover and Ostara, the pagan rites of springtime. However, as you get ready to till your soil (prepare your body, mind) and plant your new seeds (intentions), I invite you to contemplate how you can commit to both these two closely tied energies of today — Pisces that encompasses ALL and yearns for completion; and Aries, the self centered initiator that loves a good fight.  Henry Seltzer of Astrograph Astrology shares so well why our society needs to look at these two energies together differently:”Why do we need both a mystical and a hard-nosed and practical, reality-based approach to geimages-3t us through? The logical mental powers that have achieved the glory and the headaches of our materialistic culture will not suffice to allow us to move beyond it. As once, the Great Chain of Being supported our souls, so too do we now need new models of Spirit to support our understanding of our place in history and our path of intentionality to move past our current difficulties on both a personal and a societal level.”

For seeing and understanding these two energies working together, I always find watching the movie, “The Peaceful Warrior” based on the book by Dan Millman so enlightening.

I end with grateful heart and give thanks from the center of my heart for all of you who have been reading my astrology posts. I send you many blessings for a new astrological year and Spring!   – Rev. Annika


“Spring is in the Air” by Rev. Annika




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 The Spring Equinox took place a few hours ago at 12:57 pm edt in the Northern Hemisphere. Spring began when the Sun entered  Aries, the beginning sign of the Zodiac. Aries is quite fiery in nature and inspires action, impulsivity and courage to make changes. So just as many gardeners and farmers are getting ready to start their new season of crops, the next couple of days  is the perfect time to plant new seeds of what you desire. For background info on the Spring Equinox and some simple rituals to plant yours seeds visit http://www.dailyhoroscope.com/horoscope-headlines/history-of-spring-equinox.


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 Today, there are equal parts of daytime and night time which happens twice a year, at the Fall Equinox and the Spring Equinox signifying a time to find balance in our lives. I usually associate the Fall Equinox more with balance because the Sun enters Libra the sign associated with harmony, equality and justice.   However this year, as I review today’s Spring Equinox chart. there is a very strong message about making changes that bring us more into balance in our giving and receiving. With Mars the planet that rules Aries retrograde in Libra, this is a time to re-evaluate how we move forward with new opportunities. Also, the Sun makes no connections to any other planets today symbolizing something is out of balance with our relationship to Mother Earth.

I personally, have been receiving this message so strongly this past week.  I have been continually stopped dead in my tracks by mother nature’s creatures. First, it was two deer, a mother and fawn, slowly prancing out in the middle of the street. Then two days later, an opossum sitting among the recycling in my backyard which I tend to for my whole building — refused to budge for over 3 hours. A day after that, it was a Canadian goose waddling 10013331_719417034747884_2035893459_never so slowly in front of me on a busy street during evening rush hour. And last but not least, this morning when I was running late to work, due to a power outage in my neighborhood, twenty wild turkey paraded across the street stopping traffic for a few minutes. I know my new direction for Spring and  have been actively working on my plans. However, as an intuitive shaman, I have a very strong connection to nature and am clearly being told to slow down and pay attention to the more natural rhythms of our earth. I am getting that I can actually accomplish much more, if I let my intuitive feminine side guide me more! I tend to get impatient at times and attempt to make things happen. Can anyone relate?


Rev. Annika’s First Day of Spring Sightings

I have been saying this since the beginning of the year, this is definitely a year of expansion, yet make sure you continually take time to release old patterns that no longer serve you and those you are in relationship with.  We have a series of Eclipses happening in April so changes continue to be in our midst. If in the last month some of the watery Pisces energy have had some of you swimming in confusion, all is not lost. Take time in the next few days to connect with the magic of the Equinox. Go out and appreciate nature to allow the visions and insights to come through that are still available to support you in letting go of where you feel limited and finding solutions to having what you desire. This morning after all the delays, I went out to embrace the signs of Spring. It inspired me to write this post. It has been tough here in the Northeast, since the weather continues to be unseasonably cold. With that I leave you with a fitting prayer to be present with what is:

“God, thank you for Spring and for the hope of warmer, longer, brighter days. Thank you for the coming of growth and life and birth. Thank you that things are coming awake in the world. This is what our calendar says, and we do see some signs that it is real. But we also still struggle with the residual layover of winter. It’s still cold out there! Now we ask that you would bring into reality all that belongs in this season. Your word says that we will have provision, and hope, and joy, and health, and loving relationships here and now in this life. Now we ask that what belongs in this season would become actual in our practical lives. Yes, it is already spring; but it is not yet spring as well. Let everything in our lives as they are supposed to be. We hope in you and in your promises. We hope in your gift of Spring.”                                                   – Mark and Jill Herringshaw

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Today’s Virgo Moon  in the Northern Hemisphere helps to usher in the Spring Equinox which takes place later this week on Thursday March 20 at 12:57 pm edt. The name of the Worm Moon was given to this moon by Native Americans long ago because the ground was softening from the winter run offs enabling the worms to arise from the dark earth — gifting the returning Spring birds with plentiful food. A wonderful metaphor for the the watery Pisces Sun energy seeping into our minds and bodies right noe — bringing creative nourishment to help us map out and manifest our real world plans for this upcoming this new season!

So I ask you where are you with your thought today? Do you feel like you are flowing with all of life or do you feel like you are up against the tides? If you are struggling right now, use the magical energies of this Full Moon to connect inward through water. You may want to take a soothing bath or listen to ocean sounds that help you to feel like you are swimming freely through the waters like a dolphin. Allow yourself to play with the idea that you are a part of the ocean yet also unique — as an individual drop of water. Ultimately, this full moon invites us to connect with our spiritual center to ask how we want to serve here on earth.

We are at the end of the astrological year, so great time to look back on what we have manifested over the last year. Tonight give thanks for all that you have brought to fruition and then release to make room for the new to grow. A wonderful example of this kind of ritual is  how the Tibetan monks spend countless hours creating  beautiful colorful sand mandalas,then release them into a body of water to symbolize the impermanence of all life as well as blessing to  All life. Here is a video of the Dali Lama involved in the creation and destruction of a sand mandala of compassion – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10084L3Pqsc

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