The End of Scorpio Season

☉☽  The night sky has grown increasingly darker as our moon traveled through her balsamic phase over the last weeks. When the moon moves through her balsamic phase, the last 28 day lunar cycle is coming to a close. Whatever occurred in this last cycle has already reached its peak culmination and now seeks a firm conclusion. This “death of the moon” so to speak is a crucial phase each month, so that she can be reborn again anew. New moons inherently possess new opportunities and inclinations for the month that lies ahead. The new moon arrived at 26° Scorpio on November 18th.

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🍁✨ Let’s consider how Scorpio season came on the heels of Libra, where fall blossoms into a beautiful vista - painting the trees red and gold, cozying people up to partnerships and romantic autumnal escapades. Libra is a sign specifically related to art, beauty, and relationship so you can see how this all ties in. Then along comes Scorpio season. The beautiful leaves drop and disappear while the darkness and cold set in. We lose an hour of daylight and are left to steep in contemplative darkness. Fear and depression can all start to sneak in, as Scorpio itself strongly asks us to examine our shadow side and go down to the very bottom of it all.

❤️♏️🌀 Scorpio season summons us inward and downward. An old part of our lives is dying now. We can’t take everything with us as we move forward on our journey through life. Certain habits, relationships, situations etc. have to die so we can make room for the new things to grow. The pain of this process is no easy feat, but one that will leave us eventually renewed and with a better understanding of our innermost motivations.

🔮💀 Scorpio summons the intensity of our feelings. Our emotions can feel overwhelming at this time as we sift through the deepest parts of ourselves and things bubble up to the surface from our subconscious. We can be faced with our own personal blend of paranoia, obsessiveness, depression, and even relationship jealousy at this time - as we currently have 4 planets in Scorpio. Even though it may already seem like you’re being pushed to the absolute limit of what you can stand - continue to look at your shadow side and ease yourself into this period of letting go, so that when the time is right, a new situation can comfortably enter into your life. If you can’t let go of this part of you that is dying, when that situation comes along you’ll be forced to make even more major adjustments. Work on what you can let go of now. It doesn’t need to be drastic, minor adjustments will be everything we can handle right now.

On Monday, November 21, 2017, the Sun traveled into the worldly adventurer of the zodiac: Sagittarius. More to come on Sagittarius season soon. 


Words and image: Zodiac Mack

Mackenzie Greer is an astrologer, palm reader, and photographer based out of Astoria, Queens NY. She studied palmistry for several years under the esteemed Ellen Goldberg at the School of Oracles in the West Village and is currently working to earn her diploma at the renowned astrological institute of Kepler College. She can be found roaming astrology conferences nationwide. Mackenzie is a Cancer sun, Pisces moon, and Leo rising- which ultimately renders her a shy sensitive emotional creature who dons the mask of a happy go lucky romantic. She can be reached out to for any astro-inquiries over at @mackandthezodiac and @mackenziegreer!


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Andi Eaton

Andi Eaton is a creative director, author, entrepreneur, and cultural influencer in a variety of media. She produces Oui We (ouiwegirl.com) the modern bohemian's guide to everything from travel and style to beauty and holistic wellness. Andi and her projects have been featured on Domino, Glitter Guide, A Beautiful Mess, Southern Living, SELF, Hello Giggles, Refinery 29, WWD, Elle Canada and more; in 2017 she wrapped a year of road tripping throughout the U.S. photographing and documenting travel, style and culture stories available in her new book: "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style".

The Solar Eclipse: Change the World With Your Power

Monday a total solar eclipse streaked a path across the entirety of the United States. Eclipses are intense, drastic, and direct change bringers. With the arrival of this long awaited eclipse came the most powerful new moon of 2017. New moons summon us inward - they call for contemplation, seed-planting, and future oriented focus. This is the second new moon occurring in Leo this year, the first taking place on 7/23 at 0° Leo and Monday's at 28° Leo. This means we’re getting a double dose of Leo initiative this year. 

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♌️ 🎤💃🏼 Leo at it’s core longs for self expression. It wants to create, dance, paint and sing to fully realize itself. It longs for it’s own sense of authority and admiration. We're being asked to get in touch with our inner child. The child who proudly holds up whatever creation it scribbled with markers or the child who sings loud and unabashedly, putting on a performance for its parents. When this new moon crosses our sun, stripping us briefly of our warm glowing August sunshine, we’ll be left in the dark pondering both upward and inward. Who was I intended to be? Maybe our kid selves know more about us than we do now.

🌞 🌝  When our powerful sun is dominated by the seemingly docile moon, she takes the throne. The solar principle is a masculine one, extroverted and assertive. The ultra feminine, receptive, and reflective moon showed us her power by plunging us into a place of interior awareness. We can plunge into the depths of our soul and emotions. The moon’s brief conquering of the sun will send us spiraling into this internal darkness - seeking our truest motivations and feelings. We will blindly feel and fumble around inside, tracing our hands over the familiar textures and grooves of our souls to verify what is real and there all along. 

♍️ 🎭 ❤️  All the while Mercury travels backwards in Virgo, a sign in which he is extremely dignified and detailed. Mercury retrograde only adds more emphasis onto inward thinking. It’s a time when we go back, having missed something important, only to dust it off and add it to our arsenal of awareness. This total solar eclipse is conjunct Mars at 20° Leo, the planet of war and self assertion in the sign of pride - putting him at the planetary front lines. This potent new moon and Mars eclipse energy wants us to begin a fresh start (new moon) drastically, with courage strength (eclipse, Mars) in our personal sphere of creativity and self expression (Leo). In these tough times, it’s hard to imagine cultivating one’s joy and art. It seems selfish and out of place when so much is happening on a global scale. But by cultivating yourself, your voice, your vision, and your love - you can change the world with your power. Take the time to witness your shadow today, to find what’s gone missing, and bring it into the light.

Words and image: Zodiac Mack


Mackenzie Greer is an astrologer, palm reader, and photographer based out of Astoria, Queens NY. She studied palmistry for several years under the esteemed Ellen Goldberg at the School of Oracles in the West Village and is currently working to earn her diploma at the renowned astrological institute of Kepler College. She can be found roaming astrology conferences nationwide. Mackenzie is a Cancer sun, Pisces moon, and Leo rising- which ultimately renders her a shy sensitive emotional creature who dons the mask of a happy go lucky romantic. She can be reached out to for any astro-inquiries over at @mackandthezodiac and @mackenziegreer!

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Andi Eaton

Andi Eaton is a creative director, author, entrepreneur, and cultural influencer in a variety of media. She produces Oui We (ouiwegirl.com) the modern bohemian's guide to everything from travel and style to beauty and holistic wellness. Andi and her projects have been featured on Domino, Glitter Guide, A Beautiful Mess, Southern Living, SELF, Hello Giggles, Refinery 29, WWD, Elle Canada and more; in 2017 she wrapped a year of road tripping throughout the U.S. photographing and documenting travel, style and culture stories available in her new book: "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style".

Cancer Season: Sign of the Mother, the Nurturer, the Psychic, the Feeler

♋️ 🌑  Hey everyone! Happy Summer Solstice and Cancer New Moon! I know what you're thinking. (cough, Mackenzie the solstice was 6/21 and the new moon was 6/23! Girl you are LATE). You must find it in your heart to forgive me! Life has been slow to resume normalcy after a road trip vacation in Colorado. Not to mention, the three planets transiting through Cancer right now all fall in my 12th house - which is an area that highlights hidden things and being behind the scenes. So with all the 12th house stuff going on, I've been quietly hiding in the background, contemplating life. Now, I'll quit begging for forgiveness and give you the scoop on what our planets have been up to!

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🍼 🌊  So as I said, we now have three of the "personal planets" transiting through Cancer. When I say personal planets, I'm specifically referring to the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars - because these five are much closer to earth's orbit than the rest, and are therefore closer to our physical being. They also embody very human like qualities. The Sun is our individuality, the Moon is our emotions, Mercury our thoughts, Mars our drive, and Venus our relationships. After Mars the asteroid belt begins, marking a large rocky boundary. Jupiter and Saturn fall outside of this asteroid belt - and while they're still personal in everyone's chart, they have a more societal and spiritual bent to them. The "transpersonal planets" are Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. They don't have a serious impact on our personal lives because they move so slowly that they're considered to color entire generations. 

🌙 ♋️  Ok, Mini planet lesson complete. Three of these personal planets are falling into the first of the water signs - the crab. The sign of the mother, the nurturer, the psychic, the feeler. Cancer is all about your tribe. Your family. Where you come from. Your roots. Your past. Planets in Cancer are deeply sensitive and changeable - since Cancer is ruled by the moon. Cancer is concerned with how we were conditioned as kids. Stuff from early childhood rises to the surface of the psyche and we can be easily triggered or become defensive. It's a good time to be in touch with your family - in whatever form they take - and get in sync with your tribe. It's also a time when people may be feeling overly sentimental, or scared to move forward - as the crab is typically indirect in it's movements and is known for being attached to the past. It can be a very emotional time as well, where the old pains we may have harbored from being a kid now resurface for re-evaluation - seeking an outlet or integration. The new moon that occurred over the weekend also was in Cancer - marking the beginning of a new lunar cycle. The moon is dark in the sky right now, waiting patiently to be painted with light and infused with energy for the goals that lie ahead in July. 

The end of June and beginning of July looks to be a bit cantankerous. Moods, security, and emotions are at the forefront of peoples minds - as Mars, Mercury, and the Sun in Cancer all come to oppose brooding, heavy Pluto in Capricorn through out the beginning of July. This will be stirring up some intensity in people - conjuring up potential power plays, ego drives, fights, penetrative thinking, and transformations on many levels. Pluto is lord of the underworld - so he will likely be bringing some things out of darkness and into the light. Think secrets being revealed or hidden matters finding clarity. Try to keep your cool and nurture the little kid in you. Everyone wants to feel safe and loved more than usual. Cancer wants to be the baby and the mother - flip flopping between the two. Try to honor both. After finding your comfort grounded and secure - take care of yourself when you need.

Words and image: Zodiac Mack


Mackenzie Greer is an astrologer, palm reader, and photographer based out of Astoria, Queens NY. She studied palmistry for several years under the esteemed Ellen Goldberg at the School of Oracles in the West Village and is currently working to earn her diploma at the renowned astrological institute of Kepler College. She can be found roaming astrology conferences nationwide. Mackenzie is a Cancer sun, Pisces moon, and Leo rising- which ultimately renders her a shy sensitive emotional creature who dons the mask of a happy go lucky romantic. She can be reached out to for any astro-inquiries over at @mackandthezodiac and @mackenziegreer!

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Andi Eaton

Andi Eaton is a creative director, author, entrepreneur, and cultural influencer in a variety of media. She produces Oui We (ouiwegirl.com) the modern bohemian's guide to everything from travel and style to beauty and holistic wellness. Andi and her projects have been featured on Domino, Glitter Guide, A Beautiful Mess, Southern Living, SELF, Hello Giggles, Refinery 29, WWD, Elle Canada and more; in 2017 she wrapped a year of road tripping throughout the U.S. photographing and documenting travel, style and culture stories available in her new book: "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style".