“I said, NO.”
Wheewwww our spirit guides are with us and the message this week is CLEAR 😂💫 This week on our Moonday Forecast we’re chatting with Venus, who’s officially made their way into sultry Scorpio, and Neptune, who’s stationing direct this week in Pisces and letting us slowly wake up from our dreamy nappy nap 😴☁️🌜
Where is this happening in your life specifically tho?
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I don't know what's more confusing learning astrology or just being a human. Moon Day Musings is here to help with that A weekly, no bullshit guide for the upcoming cosmic forecast and how you can actually use this in your real life. Hey Neighbor, happy Monday and Happy Moon Day and welcome back to another episode of Moon Day Musings. If this is your first time here at that witch podcast and a Moon Day Musings episode with me here, let me be the first to welcome you and introduce myself. This is our lovely, magical neighborhood here. I'm Danny, I'm that witch next door and I'm going to be your astrology instructor today. The person who cannot talk is definitely going to be instructing you. No, I am your cosmic guide for the week. I am your instructor and guide in all things magic and astrology and bringing the messages and the gifts of the cosmos and teaching you how to use them in your real ass life, my friend. So this is a bit of an update. At the beginning of our episode here, we're going to take a few minutes and talk about some show updates because, if you are a subscriber here and a very regular listener, thank you so much. By the way, you notice that we did not release an episode last Friday. So I recently made the decision to release Friday episodes bi-weekly instead of weekly now, and this is to create some more room in my schedule and in my life for more high quality content creation for everyone in the neighborhood, but primarily for that witch school. So in 2024, starting right in January, we have some very, very cool curriculum shifts happening in the school that I am just absolutely thrilled about. I'm going to be teaching my course, my big birth chart course, again live for the first time since I very first released it Almost two years ago which is, oh my God, so crazy to think about and for the first time ever, this is going to be open and available to join, not just for students in that witch school, but also to you, the entire neighborhood. You'll be able to buy a ticket and join us for astrology All throughout the year. I'll be teaching these courses, and this is really really, really cool because this is going to super expand the school and the neighborhood a bunch, I think. So if this sounds like something you've been already keeping an eye on and kind of watching for, maybe on the fence, thinking about enrolling as a full-time student in that witch school, this is an excellent time to do so. Number one it's absolutely going to be the most cost-effective way to join and participate in this. But if you have been wanting to just kind of test things out and not necessarily know if that witch school is exactly what you want to do, that's okay, because now we're going to have that option for you as well. So make sure you are on my email list right now. This is going to be a very good place to be if you want to be the first to hear about any updates, changes and when we are going to open ticket registration for level one astrology beginning in January. This is just the tip of the iceberg, folks. There is much, much more to come. I cannot wait. 2024 is the fucking year you are learning how to read a birth chart. So let's dive into our moon day today before we get into our forecast for the week. And just so that you know, moon day weekly is not going anywhere. You love moon day, I love moon day. There's a lot of grounding and regularity for all of us. So moon day is absolutely going to remain a weekly episode. You can count on weekend and week out, and then our Friday episodes. Like I said, those are going to be a little bit more spread out now and we have like I have new guests coming on for you. Oh, I can't wait, I can't wait, I can't wait. All right, neighbors, let's take a brief moment to thank today's small business and episode sponsor. Today's show is brought to you by one of my all-time favorite witchy brands, cystriaro. Owned and operated by one of our fellow earth witches, one of my very dear friends, madeline Greason, cystriaro offers freaking, amazing handmade jewelry, home goods, accessories for any style, any decor. Um, I personally have many pieces from Cystriaro myself that I absolutely adore. I swear, every single pair of earrings that I've gotten from Cystriaro goes with every outfit, every style that I wear. Everywhere I go, I'm stopped and I get compliments on my earrings or my necklaces. But my new favorite items have honestly become the sun catchers and the candles that they now offer. 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With a little self check-in. If this is your first time at Moonday Musings, we do a very nice, beautiful grounding practice at the beginning of every show, because I believe that this really is the best way to Take in the messages of astrology is through a grounded mind and an open heart, and from here on out, moonday is going to get More and more interactive. So I'm not just going to Give you a peek into the forecast for the week. I also am going to give you some kind of interactive piece or exercise for you to do yourself. You want to make sure that you are following me on Instagram so that you don't miss out on that, my friends, but for today, let's all come together. Wherever you're sitting, wherever you're standing, whatever it is you're doing, even if you're driving a car right now, or doing the dishes or working I want you to call your energy to your center. Let it just slip away and pull back from any other distractions, anything kind of taking up your attention right now and let your awareness really come in to this one present moment. And when you're ready, we're gonna take a nice big, deep, cleansing breath in through the nose. Hold for a brief moment and Exhale All the way out. Push that breath out when you're ready. Fill your belly up again. Another big, deep breath in through the nose. Put that fill up all the way from the bottom of your lungs. Hold for a brief, brief minute and and exhale, push the air out, sigh the arrow, let that breath move all the way out, taking with it anything that is not serving you in this moment. And Last one, let's make this one really, really count. Big, beautiful breath in through the nose and exhale out. Wherever you are right now, whether you're still or physically moving, Know that with just the power of your breath, you have created a space of safety, a Space of peace and serenity that surrounds you just in your little corner of the world right now and here in this safe space, you can now let yourself tune in, give attention and energy to any part of your body, anything that's been coming up in your mind, anything in your emotions, anything that you have had to really keep saying, not yet, I'll get to it in a minute. Not yet I'll get to it in a minute. When it comes to self and In this moment, I want you to let yourself give some awareness to that thing, to that part of you, this acknowledgement, this sacred validation you're able to give yourself. It makes a big impact on our overall energy and well-being and in this space, my friend, is the best way to take in the messages of astrology so into our moon scope for the week and where the moon will be showing us where our emotions may be centered or fixed upon this week. We're starting out with the moon in Virgo today, where the moon will stay until Wednesday, the sixth this week, when the moon moves into Libra. The moon will stay in Virgo today, where the moon will stay until Wednesday, the sixth this week. The moon moves into Libra. The moon will stay in Libra until Friday, the eighth, when it will move into Scorpio later that evening, and we're going to round out our week with a nice big moon in Scorpio weekend. What you can do with this is take a look at your chart and see where these zodiac signs are, just to start already kind of getting a feel for what's going on with you this week. So you're going to have to look at the real chart, and this is something that I really challenge you to do every moon day musings episode, even if it's just for the few minutes on the show when we're talking about the moon scope or we're talking about this week's big transit takeaways. I challenge you to look at your real birth chart, because even getting just a few minutes of that visual practice makes a big difference over time and think about it. If you do that with me here once a week, think about how much you're going to know by this time next year. So you want to take a look at the section of your chart on the full circle where the signs Virgo, libra and Scorpio occupy for you, and you can look up the symbol for these online. I also have a ton, ton of reference charts over on my website for students inside that which school. So even for my folks, just paying $5 a month, they have access to loads of journal resources and questions and articles and lessons and, most importantly, these really handy reference charts that list out all of the symbols for the planets, the zodiac signs, what they rule, what they represent, the element associated with them. They're super, super, super helpful, great to just like download or have a screenshot handy on your phone. So I just want to throw that little tip out there for you. So this week, with the moon occupying this space, we are definitely already going to start entering into the realm of others, of relationships, of the relationships that are becoming more and more significant and becoming more and more close in our life, and also the ones that are already just so naturally deep running. Okay, think about that. So our major transits that we are going to be talking about, transits that we are going to focus on together this week, the first one is today, monday, the 4th of December. We're almost done with 2023. Today in the afternoon, eastern time, at 1.50 PM, venus moves into Scorpio. So we're already getting a little extra emphasis on that Scorpio area of the chart this week, because we know that the moon is going to be in Scorpio as well, and this means that Venus is finishing its chapter, its cycle, that it most recently had in its home sign of Libra. It rules Libra and it will be entering into the realm of Scorpio. If you have Venus in Scorpio, this means you will be having your Venus return, just like me because I have Venus in Scorpio. For me, my Venus is at six degrees in the chart, so when Venus gets to six degrees of Scorpio, that will be the exact time of my Venus return. This happens with every placement in our chart, depending on its orbit. The only ones that we don't see in our lifetime are the ones that take too long to get back to the spot. It was that when we were born, like Pluto, that takes 248 years to get back to the one place that it started. That's how long a full revolution around the sun is. But Venus, this is relatively quick. Actually, we have a Venus return relatively frequently, same with Mercury, same with our lunar return. We have our solar return every year, and so, if you do have Venus in Scorpio, this is a time when we're going to see an alignment in our relationships and our values. And remember, with alignment comes a purging. So if you are having your Venus return, I want you to remember that when anything in our life is coming into alignment, it also means a purging. That's what will always, always happen. We also have, on Wednesday, neptune stationing direct thank the gods in the sign of Pisces. I am a sleepy bear when Neptune is retrograde. Always, always, always. I am so tired I want to nap all the time. No, nap is long enough. No amount of sleep is long enough. I want to be in my dreams. That's always a big one. Like my dreams are either fascinating or like just intriguing and interesting enough that like, if I have to like get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night or something I like rush back to bed because I'm like give me back in my dream, like I want to be there whenever Neptune is retrograde. I just want to like be in the dream realm. You'll have to let me know if it's the same, if it's the same for you. So, when we talk about really interacting with these transits this week, what does that look like? Well, the first step is to do the same thing we did with the moonscope and to take a look at your actual birth chart and now locate specifically where the sign of Scorpio is. Take a look on your chart at the full span Thank you for watching Mummy Sky that Scorpio takes up in your chart. It should be marked by some kind of like color band or something will indicate like the length or the span of Scorpio in your chart. When Venus enters Scorpio, that means it will be entering at zero degrees of Scorpio. When it finishes its cycle at 29 degrees of Scorpio, it will begin its next cycle at zero degrees of Sagittarius. And so if you can take a look at the area of your chart where this is happening and let yourself look at that full span of Scorpio, you can already start giving yourself an idea of the area of life and any attributes about you that Venus will be illuminating, highlighting, getting you to focus on during this time. And what I mean is you can take a look at what house or houses that Scorpio spans for you in your chart. For me, it's from my third house, almost midway through to almost midway through my fourth house. So Venus is going to be bringing this really punctuated attention to my IC, or the lowest part of my birth chart, getting real deep with me whenever I go into my Venus return and for Neptune stationing direct. You can do this same visual exercise for yourself. Go, take a look at where Pisces is in your chart. Locate the full span of Pisces where it starts at zero degrees and ends at 29 degrees. Aquarius comes before Pisces and Aries comes after it. If that helps at all, Given you some time to take a look for yourself. And almost at the end of Pisces, because Neptune is stationing direct at 24 degrees. So it's almost at that very end of the end of the Pisces spectrum, jesus. That's where Neptune is going to be stationing direct, kind of lifting the sleepiness a little bit and a lot of this dreamy sleepiness of Neptune retrograde is, I think, a big period of deep, spiritual, sacred introspection. We can do a lot of subconscious exploration and digging and connecting with ourselves during Neptune retrograde. I really, really believe that this is a beautiful time for a lot of spiritual up levels, and they're usually the ones that don't look like it on the surface, especially because we feel so goddamn tired throughout the retrograde cycle itself. But once Neptune really starts moving forward on that direct path again after its retrograde cycle, we really start to get the big downloads of clarity like, oh my God, that's why that happened. That whole time. That was actually a lesson. That whole time that was actually a sign. Oh my God, I see you Source, I see you Spirit, I see you God, and it's this really strengthening of the bond between you and Spirit. So I want you to head over to Instagram this week. Make sure you follow me while you're there, if you haven't already, and take a look at the forecast for this week and challenge yourself to look at where this is happening in your chart. Okay, you'll see the transits that we posted on the forecast itself on the graphic on Instagram today, and it will say what signs this is happening in. And I want you to follow this exact formula that I gave you just pause and go, flip to the other screen or tab on your phone or whatever, and take a look at where that transit is happening in your chart. So this is one of the best ways to take a horoscope that we're reading and it might already feel very accurate for what we're going through, but then when you really visually layer it on top of your chart for yourself, like that, by going and looking and seeing where this is taking place in your life, this is where we can even we can specify even more, we can make even bigger connections for ourselves that are helpful. This is the point of astrology let's use these celestial gifts to actually help us with greater perspective, greater understanding for ourselves, greater understanding for our journey, so that we can get the most out of our experiences and whatever it is we're going through right now. Now, if you're not sure what house means what, first of all again for just $5, you can have all of these tools on my website right now. If you're in my membership, I have you 100% covered already. I have an entire reference chart on all the houses and what each of them represent, and if not, this is also a very easily Google-able thing away. I promise. Google the astrological houses and take a look for yourself. I challenge you to break it down like this Listen to the transits, take a look at it in the chart and combine this beautiful horoscope you read through your own personal lens of your birth chart. You are going to drastically increase your awareness of astrology and what role it plays currently in your life by doing this simple, like 10 minute practice with me each week on Monday. I promise, promise, promise. Now, before we head out of here, let's pull a card together. This is not just for funsies, even though it is fun, isn't it? Getting our little card pull of the week every week here on Monday. I do this for a reason, and I am so excited to share this with all of you. This is something that will help you in your astrological study. When you layer archetypal tools with one another, they amplify each other and it makes it easier to understand and form connections for yourself. So right now, while I'm shuffling these cards, I want you to make sure that you take a nice deep breath and make sure that you feel really grounded right now, cleanse your energy again if there's been anything kind of like distracting you or taking your attention a little bit. And, of course, the cards absolutely jumped out today. There we go. So the reason I do this is not just oh, we'll do a fun little card reading for the week. This helps bring all of those cosmic messages that we take a look at in the transits for the week and really bring them home. This is awesome, too, what we got this week. So, first of all, we're using the Work your Light deck from Rebecca Campbell, and artwork is by Danielle Noelle, so it's that gorgeous. If you already follow her work, it is stunning. Guess what we got this week that jumped out of the deck no and boundaries. The no card says wait, postpone, pause, say no, and the boundary says where do you need to establish better boundaries? Well, first of all, it sure sounds like the better boundaries are in saying no. So let's bring this card reading a little bit more into our astrology for the week. If we know that Venus is our planet of significant relationships, the things that we deeply love and value and revere most here on this earth and this life, then isn't it quite interesting that we're getting something around saying no and healthy boundaries. Let's add the next layer of Neptune stationing direct. This week. This has been probably a very tiring, sleepy time. It is very, very, very common the more tired, the slower we're feeling, the more we push and push and push and push ourselves through, and I wouldn't be surprised if, to just get through the day so you can get your head to the pillow, if there's been a lot of yesing yes, fine, I'll do that. Yes, I'll take that on. Yes, okay, okay, yes, it's not that big of a deal. Yeah, I can add that too. I also wouldn't be surprised if there's been a lot of yesing from a place of fear, from a place of scarcity, especially during this super consumerism saturated time that is December and the holiday season in the Western world. We do so much yesing right now because marketing is very effective and gives us a lot, a lot of urgency. I have to say no now or I'm going to miss out on this. And the universe is telling you right now that it is time to say no and it is time to hold that boundary. If you want to take a look at the artwork for these cards, make sure that you are subscribed to my email list so that you can take a look at that in today's Cosmic Quickie email. This is a beautiful image for you to screenshot and keep as a gorgeous, sacred reminder for yourself this week. Let your know, be a sacred, full-bodied know. Let your boundaries I can feel that spiritual protection around you that these boundaries are creating for you Another big breath release any tension of this moment. Utilize these messages when you're reading through the horoscope this week, when you're taking a look at your chart and where all of this is occurring. Okay, this is how we do real magic for real life. This is taking astrology and using it here on earth for self improvement, to be more prepared to me or informed, for growth, for healing, self actualization, inspiration, protection, guidance when we're lost. These are just a handful of the gifts that knowing how to read our own birth chart gives us. So thank you, thank you, thank you so much for your time today and every day. It is an honor to be your astrology instructor and mentor here on that. Which podcast? My friends, I would be so, so grateful if you would take a moment and rate the show five stars on Apple and Spotify. Share the show on social media. This really, really helps us continue spreading the messages and the tools that we give out here in the neighborhood. I hope that you have a beautiful week. Comment on Instagram if you need any help with your chart. By the way, I can't wait to connect with all of you. Have a beautiful week. 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