Moon-Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto Red-Tailed Hawk Encounter

So another month has passed, and the Moon is back, joining Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in another, incredibly rare, 4 planet conjunction. This is the sixth time this year that the Moon has joined the slower moving planets to form what I’ve been calling a “Council of Elders Portal.” It is another chance to be held by the Moon and the other lights in the sky, as we move through this incredibly challenging year.

I hope you will make a pilgrimage to see them tonight and spend some time in silent reflection. Extend your consciousness to make contact with these great beings of light, and then relax to receive whatever loving messages of guidance come to you.

I strongly recommend trying to get outside to see this alignment in these next three nights. Tonight it will be tightly conjoined with Jupiter, and the next two nights closer to Saturn. If you are fortunate with the weather, find a sweet spot with a view of the eastern horizon and then, as the Sun sets behind you, you will see the nearly full Moon rising next to Jupiter and Saturn, who are both at their brightest right now due to the Earth being at its closest distance to them both (as well as Pluto). It’s even better if you can find a spot that has views of both the eastern and western horizons so you can watch the sunset (and also look for comet Neowise), and then turn around to see the Moon with Jupiter and Saturn.


I’ve been able to get out and photograph this alignment every month since March when it first came into tight conjunction, and each time it has been a powerful and energizing experience. In that month and the following one, it was actually a five planet conjunction, with Mars in the alignment as well. March and April were the months that the entire planet went into lockdown, and we all took a collective pause to be with the extreme illness of the Earth.

In the time that has passed since then, Mars has moved 90 degrees to form a square with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto (along with the Moon for these three days). As the world sends three probes to Mars and the Earth moves to its closest distance away from the red planet, we again feel the immense challenges of our time, but nevertheless find our resolve to keep fighting on towards health, peace, and justice. Mars kicks things up a notch and turns up the heat. It lights a fire within us to keep us moving forward.

It is a time to find our deepest resources of strength and courage, as we move from basecamp, up the mountain a little higher towards the summit. We find our resolve and the moral force of nature which acts through us to bring healing to our planet.

These monthly pulses with the Moon, that will continue happening through January, won’t happen again for a thousand years, and so I hope you will get out to be with it.

Last night I was lucky to have a slightly less foggy night here in San Francisco, and I had a beautiful experience shooting the alignment from a hill near my home.

I had an amazing close encounter with a Red Tailed Hawk which flew right by me and landed on a branch right in front of the Moon. Here is a video of that encounter along with a few of the pics I took. I am especially happy with the picture of the the bride and groom photoshoot, which unexpectedly happened in front of me, with the two them kissing underneath the Moon. 

Sending blessings to you all.