All Souls, Cross Quarter Soon

02.11.2023 in moon&sky, turnings

Greetings of the Cross Quarter (exact 231107 @0836 PST)  & Season Shift


…. nurturing presence … 


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. We are at a point ~half way between Equinox and Solstice. It is is also the midpoint of Scorpio Season (all Cross Quarters occur at the midpoint of the fixed signs).


At this time of year in the North it is time of Samhain (and Halloween, Day of the Dead, All Souls Day). In the South, Beltane holds focus. While these sacred times now have fixed dates by tradition (Oct 31/Nov1/2), the actual cross-quarter this year is November 7 (exact @0836pst).


In the North it is a time for remembering all those that have gone before; for honouring endings; and for gratitude. The energy calls us to slow and move inward; to immerse in the deepening dark, and transform what has been into sustenance for the future.


In the South we draw on this sustenance and the increasing Light to flourish anew. It is a time of increasing activity and expression outward in the Lands. A time for dancing and bonfires and fertility rituals. It is a time to choose what we want to tend and amplify.


As we enter this new season under a waning Moon we are called to release what no longer serves and enter into the feminine deep. Feminine energy abounds now through to the Cross Quarter (10 /11 planets in fem signs. Wow!). It is a purrfect time to draw in and steep oneself in the gentleness, receptivity, deep nurture, firm ground, strong boundaries and increased intuition and creativity the feminine energy offers.


Between now and Solstice, we will be transiting through Scorpio and Sagittarius. Time to flow with the Waters and dance with the Fire.


Sun in Scorpio wants to flow into the mystery; to explore and fully embrace the cycle of life, death and rebirth. She calls us to go deep to find what is buried; to clear, cleanse, shed or transform whatever no longer serves; and to be reborn fully empowered to Be. Then, rising like a Phoenix with firey wings, we move to dance with Sagittarius’s flaming bow.


Sagittarius is all about light and breadth and curiousity and dancing with joy. Sag strips any remnants of fear, doubt or hesitation, and replaces them with confidence and enthusiasm. It’s time for laughter, happiness, new experiences, and carefree good times. From the dark into the Light, transformed, and transforming still.


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 connect deeply with Source. Time to tune to the Sacred: to Earth, Air, Fire,Water and Spirit; to their practical gifts and their abundant wisdom. And time always to…


Nurture your Nature
with Love and Light



May you flow with Water and dance with Fire &
and may you nurture and deepen
Peace, Love, and Serenity
this season




And, from here in the North, Cat sends Samhain greetings. :)








IMAGE NOTES: Photos, Art & Compilations by Fiona/wisdomwild except as noted. Other images are cut and modified (C&M) from various sources as follows:
>Main Image Compilation: Ginger: C&M from Gecko Farms | Centre Sun: C&M Wall decor found at Wayfair
>Other Image: Cat window hanging : C&M from Amazon

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EQUINOX, Libra Sun & Moon Half-Lit

22.09.2023 in moon&sky, turnings

Welcome Moon half-lit (exact @1231 PDT) + Equinox & Sun in Libra (exact @2351 PDT)


… stillness, balance, and shift


Today Moon will be light and dark in equal measure (exact @1231pst; moves from Sag >Cap at 1320). A few hours later it will be Equinox (exact@2351), a time when the length of day and night is ~equal. At the same time Sun will move into Libra, the sign of the scales and symbol of balance.


The call to both balance and shift is strong. And at each exact moment of balance, there is powerful point of stillness. A moment that is now, between then and then, between what was and what will be. It is a purrfect opportunity to pause and tune to the spaciousness of ‘between’; and to re-source our sense of balance and equilibrium(1stQ Moon, Eqnx, Libra season). Time to ground all that nourishes; and release to the winds all that no longer serves.


Midday, waxing Moon is half-lit. It is time to review, clarify and hone visions and plans; and to begin to initiate action. Today there is optimism and excitement to draw upon (Moon in Sag until 1231); increased focus and strong grounding (Moon>Cap); and, this season, support for rich contemplation, and tending relations (Libra Sun)


This evening Equinox marks a seasonal turning point. An energetic portal opens and we are able to align more easily and fully with Earth, Cosmos and Spirit. It is a time to embrace and appreciate both the Light and the dark. Time to find the balance and flow of giving and receiving; and of contracting and expanding. Time to centre ourselves in the strength of our wholeness and embrace the energies coming into Being.


In the North, Nature is beginning to shed, release, and let go. It’s a time to gather the harvest and prepare the lands for rest. In the South it’s time to nourish the soils and plant new seeds; a time when Nature begins to re-emerge and bloom.


North or South, Earth calls us to connect with hir natural rhythms, hir heart, and hir art in everything. It’s a time for sacred honouring: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit. A time to reflect, ground and recalibrate. At time for remembering, and a time for imagining. And, always, it is a time to…


Nurture your Nature
with Love & Light


Happy Equinox!

May you feel deeply into
balance, peace, and sacredness this Season









IMAGE NOTES: Photos, Art & Compilations by Fiona/Wisdom Wild except as noted. Other images are cut and modified (C&M) from various sources as follows:
Main Image Compilation: Leaves: C&M from Old School Garden 2013

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Cross Quarter, Waning Moon, Lionsgate 88

07.08.2023 in moon&sky, turnings

Welcome Cross Quarter (exact 230807 @1124 PDT)
& Waning Taurus Moon Half-lit (exact 230808 @0328 PDT)
& The Lion’s Gate 88 Portal


abundance, balance, enrichment, rejuvenation


Today is the Cross Quarter*, a special time marking the solar midpoint between Solstice and Equinox. In the North it’s the time of first Harvest; a time for celebrating abundance and all Earth’s treasures. In the South it’s a time of planning, of choosing seeds, and imagining the abundance to come.


It’s a time to tune to the shift in season and to the gifts Earth brings forth. A time to both honour and celebrate Summer’s bounty; and to think forward to seeding the future too. It’s a time connecting to sacred things: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit. A time to tune to natural rhythms in this turning of the Wheel.


Tomorrow Moon reaches a ‘midpoint’ as well. Luna is waning and will be half lit (exact @0328) at the midpoint between Moon full and Moon dark. Waning Moon is a time is a time to sift, sort, organize and clear away what has occupied this cycle. At Moon half-lit it’s time to review, release, realign, re-integrate and re-balance. Time to slow and make space for self-nourishing and rejuvenation. Time to reflect and turn inward (strongly supported by 5 planets currently retrograde+ 3 more to come end Aug/early Sep) and prepare to enter the feminine deepening (powerful fem energy: 8fem/3masc).


Moon in practical Taurus provides a calming, stablilzing influence and helps keep us grounded (along with 5 more planets in Earth signs – including Jup + Moon-Jup conj). Taurus secures necessities and reminds us to draw on the wisdom of the body and of the senses; and to find joy in simple things. Both Taurus and Leo want comfort and beauty; and appreciate quality and value. Together they draw our attention to what nourishes; and what gives us pleasure and ease.


Time for nourishing, rejuvenating self-care. Time to ground deeply in Earth and be warmed by Sun. Time to be immersed in Leo’s big-heartedness and Taurus’ sensual nature. Time to tune to heart wisdom, tend our inner Fire, and purr into the feminine deep.


Tomorrow also brings us to Lion’s Gate 88 Portal and another midpoint: on Aug 8 we are ~half way through Leo season (Leo @~15deg). The Portal energies are their peak at this time (the gateway is is open July 28-Aug 12 this year). The gateway/ portal is activated by the rising of the star Sirius, considered our Spiritual Sun. The rising of Sirius signal a time of high frequency energy to rebirth Spirit energy, own Spirit energy, and Earth’s Spirit energy as well (Spirit energy rebirth enhanced by 88 numerology).


It’s a time for receiving energetic downloads and upgrades. Time to rebirth Spirit energy. Time for unifying physical and spiritual realms. Time to embody the strength, wisdom and confidence of our most radiant selves. Time to attune to whatever delights and infuses us with Joy.


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 magicks of Life and land. And time always to….


Nurture your Nature
with Love & Light


May you enjoy and embrace
all the wondrous gifts and magicks of the times

Earth deeply, rest luxuriously
Time to just Be




*Celebrations associated with this time include the festivals of Imbolc/Candlemas in the South; & Lughnasadh/Lammas in the North. Though now often celebrated Aug1st/2nd, the midpoint this year is Aug 7 @ 1124 exact.









IMAGE NOTES: Photos, Art & Compilations by Fiona/Wisdom Wild except as noted. Other images are cut and modified (C&M) from various sources as follows:
Main Image Compilation: Stained glass: found on Etsy | Peaches: From Ison’s Nursery & Vinyard | Berries: by food stylist/photographer Lucia Carniel

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Happy Solstice! Cancer Sun & Leo Moon

20.06.2023 in moon&sky, turnings

Welcome Solstice! & Sun in Cancer (exact 230621 @0758 PDT) & waxing Moon in Leo


love & courage;  balance & harmony


Happy SOLSTICE! It’s time to celebrate the Light! And Earth, Air, Water, Fire, Rainbows, and all good things!
It’s a time for restoring and recharging Spirit and all you Be.


Today in the North it is the longest day of the year; in the South, the longest night. It is Solstice, a sacred time when Light and Dark on the planet are in a kind of ‘peak’ balance. It is a time to unify heart and mind; harmonize dualities; and integrate opposites.


Solstice is also a time when the veil between material and spiritual realms is thin; a time when connection with Spirit and Spirit guides is attained with greater ease. It is believed that Earth’s entire energy grid comes into harmony, and that Earth’s healing powers are strongest at this time. It is a poignant time to pause. Time to reflect, review, release, revise and realign.


Sun and Leo call us out into the world. Moon and Cancer call us inward. We are called to both action and stillness. Cancer brings tenderness, sensitivity, security, unconditional love, and deep nurturing. Leo brings fierceness, confidence, pride, big heartedness, and playfulness. Cancer encourages us to attend to self-care. Leo encourages us to deepen self-love. Together they call us to feel into the power of the heart.


Time to flow with the Waters and to tend our inner Fire. Time for self-(re)discovery. Time to connect with source and flow into grace-filled space. Time to open to the flows of love and wisdom in Earth and Cosmos. Time to tune to all that warms heart and Spirit. Time to feel into the power of Nature. Time to breathe with the winds. Time to align your heart beat to the thrum of the Earth. Time to celebrate the Light of Sun, Stars, Spirit and You! And time, always, to…


Nurture your Nature
with Love and Light


May you embrace all the gifts of Solstice,
all the blessings of Earth and Cosmos,
and all that is You and all you Be



North or South, Winter or Summer Solstice,
enjoy the Magicks of the Season












IMAGE NOTES: Photos, Art & Compilations by Fiona/Wisdom Wild except as noted. Other images are cut and modified (C&M) from various sources as follows:>
>Main Image Compilation: Dancers:C&M from Ascendent Books 2019 | Sunflowers: White from Swallowtail Garden Seeds; Mahogany from Amazon |</span

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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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