Dorothy as the Little Engine That Could

 Mantra: There's no place like home/I think I can...

Mantra: There's no place like home/I think I can...

This drink is called the Siren's Call. What is She calling you to do? The call could come in an instant, or cause waves of irritation over time that make you work to develop a pearl.

After midnight tonight, on December 18, 2017, at 1:30 AM EST to be exact, there is a new moon at 26 degrees of Sagittarius, which also happens to be the Galactic Center, as in the rotational center of the Milky Way Galaxy. This particular spot is marked by a black hole and is considered a portal of strong psychic energy, and when planets make their way over it, there can be a cleansing of energy and a shift in consciousness.

The pearl development might not come simply from the Little Engine's mental mantra "I think I can," but the uphill work required may become more of a flow and rhythm after the knock of the call and the commitment has been made. As we know, by the end of the Wizard of Oz Dorothy doesn't need to get picked up by a tornado to be transported home, but just click her heels. "There's no place like home" is whatever makes you feel at home in yourself. That could be certain activities, places, or people that make you feel grounded and connected within yourself, and give you hints on how to live and create.  

The Moon is flanked by Venus, retrograding Mercury, and Saturn, as well as a trine to Uranus, lending support to your trusting any flash of intuition facing the direction of love and commitment in your life. That may not feel easy at all with the Moon's square to Chiron, which asks you to find hope despite a possible inability to envision a future without suffering. In addition, the information that is coming to you now is especially charged, as Saturn is finishing up his 2.5-year journey in Sag and ready to head us into some heavy Capricorn karma and getting real on Tuesday. Try to finish up old things now or let them go, and whatever's coming up will be seeding new beginnings for several years. Try to direct the energy best you can, or at least be a conscious witness to it, because it will be your new work. Being in the dark will lead to the light--it is the solstice this week after all. 

Cocktail from Apotheke. Maybe a bit too Neptunian for this post. Ingredients: Ford's Gin, roasted seaweed, cucumber, squid ink, fresh ginger, black smoked sea salt rim.