Cross Quarter + Scorpio Moon Full Eclipse

05.05.2023 in moon&sky, turnings

Welcome Moon Full in Scorpio … (exact at 1034 pdt)
Eclipse (peak at 1023 pdt)
& Cross Quarter em (exact at 1119 pdt)


deep sensing, illumination, transformation


What a potent and power-full day! Eclipse… Buddha Moon … full… in Scorpio… and the Cross Quarter. Wow!
(And, Yup, longer than usual story/stories follows ;))


Happy Full Moon!  Happy Eclipse!  Happy Cross Quarter!


A party of 3
Full Moons tend to be emotionally intense and powerful; that effect is heightened when in Scorpio, and further heightened by the Eclipse. It’s like having the energy of 3 full Moons simultaneously. And Moon-full, Scorpio and Eclipses are each about some form of endings (closure, completion, culmination, ending a story); revealing what’s hidden; and letting go. They also each bring both emotional sensitivity and intensity. We are compelled to dive deep (Scorpio, Eclipse & Pluto-R); and to re-evaluate, release, shift and transform (furthered by Sun-Uranus-Merc alignment).


This Moon is dynamic, re-generative, transformational (Scorpio))  and stabilizing as well (3 planets in Taurus)). The fullness of light illuminates what has been hidden, and all that needs transforming. It also deepens the shadows that Scorpio asks us to explore and transform. It is indeed a Moon of Transformation.


Scorpio, keeper of deep mysteries, is all about releasing and claiming (death/rebirth). She call us to the power of the feminine, and the rewards of going inward. We are challenged to see into the bones; summoned into deep diving and deep releasing; and urged to take an Eagle-eyed, elevated point of view. Yes, we are asked to face our fears and wrestle our inner demons. It’s time to shed old skins and and open to new ways of Being


Taurus Sun calls us to go slow. She counsels us to connect with Nature and hir rhythms; to revel in the senses and all that feels of Being ‘at home’; and enjoy all that is available in the present moment. Taurus brings strength, stability, practicality, patience, simplicity, abundance, and deep nurture to the field. She brings us closer to our purpose and sense of destiny; and helps bring visions into form. Time to simplify, become more in-bodied, and to take ease more seriously


Taurus and Scorpio together both seek quality of Life. They invite us to bridge the tangible and the intangible; the seen and the unseen; the formed and the dissolution of form; and to blend the wisdoms of simplicity (Taurus) and complexity .(Scorpio). It is time to both ground (3 signs in Taurus Earth) and flow (4 signs in Water) ; and time to both earth and unearth.


And then there’s the Eclipse giving us an additional push towards release and transformation. Lunar eclipses magnify the full Moon energies and are always powerful times for releasing (& more so in Scorpio).


Full Moon eclipses also tend to shake things up. They can mark, bring or herald endings, completions or culminations. (NB: this is the final eclipse of the eclipse season; and the last Scorpio eclipse of it’s kind for a couple of decades)). Something dies, something is born; something ends, something begins.


They also often trigger memories and vivid dreaming; reveal hidden truths; bring wake-up calls; and provoke life-changing decisions. Overall they call us to attention, encourage growth and help us to shift and raise consciousness.


And then today there’s the power of 5. Four 5s actually (5th day of 5th month and Moon & Sun both at 14 deg). Five signifies the need for change, variety and new growth; and represents the five senses of humanity and the five elements (Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit). 5 activates freedom, curiosity, and adventure; offers choices and decisions for the future; and provides opportunities to embrace the power of change. With freedom (5555 and Uranus eclipse involvement), the call to the senses (5 & Taurus) and to creativity (Scorpio), it’s definitely time for playfulness.


Yes! Let’s play! Are you in?


The energies are potent and powerful. It is time to purge and release/let go of what no longer serves. Time to shift and transform. Time to trust inner wisdom and the Earth beneath our feet. Time to embrace the senses and celebrate grand, fertile visions. Time for a peaceful, just and sustainable world. Time for kindness and caring. Time to raise the collective consciousness, one brave, steady step at a time. It’s time.

Wishing us all
rich earthing & unearthing;
deep releasing
& sweet transforming this Moon

Today is also the Cross Quarter, the halfway point between Equinox and Solstice. It signals a change of season. At this time of year in the North it is Beltane*; in the South, Samhain*. As you will see, the XQTR reflects and echoes the powerful themes of the Scorpio Moon and Eclipse.


In the South at Samhain it’s the time of last harvest; Fall ends, Winter begins. Seeds have dropped; some plants have withdrawn; and leaves fall, transform and become nourishment for the next season. It is time to release the land to rest. A time for remembering; for gratitude for all that’s been given and received; and a time to re-source and set the pattern for what is to come.


In the North at Beltane, Spring is at its’ peak and early Summer begins. Plants have broken through the soil and roots reach deep and wide as new green and flowers rise from Earth. Life is in (re) emergence. It’s a time for shedding warm clothes; a time for planting; and a time for delighting in all that is bursting forth.



Wherever we are, and whatever our journeys may be, we are called to seek alignment with the natural rhythms of Earth and Cosmos. It is time to tune to the Sacred: to Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Spirit; to their practical gifts and their abundant wisdom. It is a time to honour and celebrate the fertility of Life and land.


North or South, Beltane or Samhain,
embrace the Magicks of the Season



and may you always

Nurture your Nature
with Love and Light







IMAGE NOTES: Photos, Art & Compilations by Fiona/Wisdom Wild except as noted.:
>Main Image Compilation C&M snake image by Mark Laita

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EQUINOX and Aries Sun

20.03.2023 in moon&sky, turnings

Welcome Equinox & Aries Sun (exact at 1425 pdt)
+Moon Dark in Aries Soon… balance, harmony, rebirth, new beginnings… 


Welcome Equinox and Aries Sun. Equinox reminds us of the need to find balance and harmony – between rest and activity, receiving and giving, feminine and masculine, and dark and Light. Today the deep dreaming of Pisces Sun gives way to Aries. In a few hours Pisces Moon gives way to Moon dark-new in Aries too. Endings and beginnings. Dreaming into action.


The shift in season and the rise of Firey Aries energy re-ignites the Fire within (4 & soon 5 planets in Aries). Expect renewed passion, new inspiration, fresh motivation, and an eagerness to get moving. Another significant shift this week focusses on awakening and enacting a new collective consciousness (Pluto in Aqua for 1st time in >200 years). Expect transformation, new ways of Being, and progress on a global scale.


The energy of new beginnings is powerful and strongly fuels and supports whatever we may initiate. The momentum builds throughout the season with an additional boost at next new Moon (also in Aries & at ttl solar eclipse). And in midst of all this activity, balance is well-supported (fem/masc relative balance throughout) as is healing, rejuvenation and deep self-care (Mars>Cancer Saturday).


It is time to presence Earth, Air, Fire, Water. Root, Breath, flame and Grace. Time to stand in the harmony of feminine and masculine. Time to feel into the stillness point of dark and Light in equal measure. And time to move, ablaze with inner Fire, to express and embody the dreams of Self, Spirit and Soul.


Pisces steeped us in watery dreaming
Aries sparks us into awakening


Flow with Water, rise with Fire
Activate all that inspires


Move sensitively and purposefully
strengthen intention-action unity


Time to nurture and nourish
all that you would have flourish


Nurture your Nature
with Love & Light


May your heart-felt intentions and your wise ways
flow into new forms this Moon



North or South, Spring or Fall,
embrace theMagicks of the Season






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03.02.2023 in turnings

Welcome the Cross Quarter! (exact Feb3 @1834)


amplify, embrace,nourish, re-energize


We have recently entered the new lunar year of the Yin Water Rabbit. Water Rabbit brings hope, peace and harmony; and carries the energy of creation, fertility and rebirth. Hir energy is soft and gentle. She encourages us to move from our hearts ; open to flow; and follow our intuition.


Like Rabbit, we may have quick bursts of leaping ahead, but the energetics of this year support gentleness and calm. It is a year to move easefully, and to make rest and relaxation a priority.


And here we are now at the Cross Quarter, the midpoint between Solstice and Equinox. It is a sacred point in the turning of the wheel.


Quarter days mark the change of season. Here in the north it is Imbolc (otherwise celebrated as Candlemas or Brigid’s Day). In the South it is Lugnasadh (Lammas). While these times are now have fixed calendar dates by tradition (Feb 1st/2nd), the actual cross-quarter this year is today (Feb 3 exact @1834 pst).


In the North seeds are beginning to stir as days of Light lengthen and the Earth warms. It is a time of renewal. A time to imagine what dreams may be made manifest this year (supported by Saturn now in Pisces).


In the South it is the time of first harvest; a time to gather the seeds of first crops; and a time to enjoy the first fruits and grains, and bake fresh bread.  It’s a time to enjoy the warmth and the Light.


Seeds are truly central to this time. Seeds that stir now will bring more seeds to fruition; seeds gathered will be planted to stir again. And so the Wheel turns. What seeds will you nourish? What do you wish to bring into the future? A time to ponder.


Wherever we are, and whatever our journeys may be, we are called to seek alignment with the natural rhythms of Earth and Cosmos. Time to tune to the Sacred. To Earth, Air, Fire,Water and Spirit; to their practical gifts and their abundant wisdom. To honour all that is offered, and to wonder at All that is hidden and revealed within.


May you be warmed by the Sun;

Feel your roots reach deep in Earth;

Be as light as a seed upon the Air; and

Flow with Earth and Cosmos

and all you Be.


May you also, always,


Nurture your Nature
with Love & Light





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21.12.2022 in moon&sky

Just stopping in to wish you …


(exact 221221 @1336 pst)




To the Light! To the Light! To the Light!


The Wheel turns and Lucina is here again with her gifts and wishes.


She wears eight candles in her crown
to honour the eight primary phases of the Moon,

and the eight seasons of the year.

It’s Solstice. Time to Celebrate the Light!


At this wondrous time may you…
release into the Fires all that no longer serves,


be refreshed by cleansing Waters. and
caressed by warm winds


May you feel the strength of your roots deep in Earth


and be filled overflowing with Spirit’s Blessings
and all the gifts of Earth & Cosmos
resident in You and all you Be


Celebrate the Light
in all its’ forms on Earth, in Sky and within you…
and Enjoy this Solstice-CrossQuarter Season


Wishing you a
De – Light – full Solstice


Sweet Blessings of the Holydays!


May you always

Nurture your Nature
with Love and Light




North or South, Time to tend to the hearth of your Heart








IMAGE NOTES. All compilations, art & photos by Fiona/WisdomWild unless otherwise noted
Main ImageGoddess: painting by Fiona |  Moons: cut & modified from Moon Calender Seasons: (sabbats/esbats): cut & modified from from Wheel of Year by Kirsten Fox|

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Cross Quarter, Full Taurus Moon + Eclipse

06.11.2022 in moon&sky

Greeting the Cross Quarter, Taurus Moon Full and total Lunar Eclipse


remember, release, root, reclaim, transform


Cross Quarter days mark the change of a season: for this one, here in the North, the start of winter; in the South, the beginning of Summer. This cross-quarter day marks the point half way between Equinox and Solstice. At this time of year in the North it is Samhain; in the South, Beltane. While these sacred times now have fixed dates by tradition (Oct 31/Nov1/2), the actual cross-quarter this year is November 7 (exact @0236pst).


In the North at Samhain it is a time to honour endings; a time of gratitude. The energy calls us to immerse in the deepening dark, and transform what has been into sustenance for the future. In the South at Beltane we draw on this sustenance and the increasing Light to flourish anew. It is a time to choose what we want to amplify and bring into form.


Wherever we are, and whatever our journeys may be, we are called to seek alignment with the natural rhythms of Earth and Cosmos. Time to tune to the Sacred. To Earth, Air, Fire,Water and Spirit; to their practical gifts and their abundant wisdom. To honour all that is offered, and to wonder at All that is hidden and revealed within. It is a time to remember and a time to celebrate the fertility of Life and land.


The Cross Quarter energy of beginnings/endings, change and shift holds and builds in potency as a full ‘Blood’ Moon and a total lunar eclipse occurs the following day (Nov 8: Moon Full exact @0302pdt; eclipse 0002-0556; max @0259 and the last ttl lunar eclipse until 2025). Moon full is a time of illumination, clarity, culmination, and appreciation. Always a time when emotions and intuition are heightened; more so with Sun in Scorpio and the eclipse (Earth between Moon and Sun). The energy may feel even more intense with other Earth-Sky configurations at this time (eg fixed T-Square, Mars-R in Gem (choices & slow action), Mars-Jup-Nep, Uranus-Moon, etc). Time to both root and flow.


Moon in Taurus, anchored in physical/material reality, does bring a stabilizing, calming influence. She calls us to reconnect to our earthy selves; to our relationship to the physical world; and to simple, in-matter pleasures. We are asked to attune to sense-reality, deeply ground, and be wholly here, fully in-body.


On the other hand, Sun in Scorpio (Mercury & Venus too) flows in the mystical realms and wants to delve into the mystery; to explore and fully embrace the cycle of life, death and rebirth. Scorpio calls us to find what is buried; clear, cleanse, shed or transform what no longer serves; and to be reborn fully empowered to be all we can Be.


When Taurus and Scorpio meet, there is a stirring of the simple and the complex; the basic and the exotic; the tangible and the intangible. Their wisdoms are complementary. Both seek to create a nurturing, empowered quality of life. Together they evoke a kind of creation magick, walking with sure feet (Taurus) into new ways of Being (Scorpio) with comfort, beauty and a deep sense of self-worth and self-love. It’s time to weave together the wisdom of both. Time to bridge the physical and the spiritual; the seen and the unseen. And time to savour each moment.


The Blood Moon Eclipse (Nov8 0002-0556 pst) brings transformative energy that can shift us to higher states of consciousness. Blood Moon eclipses also tend to bring to the surface whatever may need to be cleared. Like Scorpio, they call us to cleanse, shed or otherwise do away with all that no longer serves. It is a time to transform and create more space for what we truly value. Ultimately, the Blood Moon Eclipse in Taurus is about reclaiming our power, personally, and in the world.


Time to release, release, release whatever disempowers. Time to realign and connect deeply with sacred source. Time to tune to the ancient wisdom within us and Earth. Time to ground deeply and embody a sensual sense of the fullness of the moment. Time to come home to ourselves; and to see in new Light all that we are meant to Be. And time always to


Nurture your NatureWisdomWildwith Love and LightFionaMay you root deep in your power, flow free,and honour all that you Be this season 









IMAGE NOTES. All compilations, art & photos by Fiona/WisdomWild unless otherwise noted
Main Image: bkgrnd: from one of my paintings | Ouroboros: cut & modified tattoo from Honey Bramble | Snake Skull: cut & modifed from image at ArtStation; creator unknown | Hathor: cut & modified image from The Archaeologists Diary

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