Welcome to the New Moon.  To the Circle of Stages + The 12 Houses :: Solar Projections.

The Circle of Stages can also be called "Lunacy. Phases." I think I'm going to rename it that. Because sometimes making things happen is all kinds of crazy.  This is different than our personal Lotus Cycles, or the Moon Cycles, which we break down in detail. This is what it looks like to take a concept thru to fulfillment. 

And this is how we do it, here. Our community is 65 countries-deep. Creatives, activists, dancers, founders, mamas, farmers, all of it. We are just a sweet mess of honest-to-goodness lunacy. Luna.Sea. A sweep of vision, commitment & ripples upon ripples upon ripples of shining light + descending depths. But not just poetry. Real initiatives. Real movements. Real business, books, families & farms.

Use the Lunacy. Phases. {we're already there} as a Compass, over time. To see where you are at. To see what's needed to move thru.  To share in what's next. Just right-click to download.

The 12 Houses are spheres of human experience. Parts of your life. There's a breakdown of each house, by our girls, the Astro Twins, down below the Playsheets.

And Solar Projections are astrologically-supported, biologically effective goals set up as commitments, over the course of 1-2 solar years. There's instructions right on the sheet. Just right-click to download.

These pages are from *GIVEN*, our 26 Moon | 2 Year Lunar Planning Atlas, packed with topography for right livelihood.  If you are looking for some support to elevate, uplift & expand, then come join us in MOONRISE |13 for many moons of solid, experiential support, tools & mapmaking (via email & snail mail. Every month!). We have 12 {of 200} spots left, & registration closes at Midnight, July 16th. We couldn't be more stoked to maybe meet you there, & to add your contribution to this fundraiser for child earthquake survivors in Nepal. We're looking to help rebuild a few orphanages, & will send updates as we go!

xx, Maya + The Empress Tides Community


The 12 Houses of the Zodiac {from astrostyle.com}

Like a clock, the zodiac is divided into 12 segments, or houses, each one ruled by a different sign. The zodiac begins with the first house, and goes counterclockwise around. Each house is associated with a set of traits, beginning from the self, and expanding outward into society and beyond. At the moment you were born, the planets were all in specific signs and houses. When an astrologer interprets your chart, she blends the meaning of each planet, the house it’s in, and the sign it’s in, to map the obstacles or gifts you’ll face in this lifetime.

When planets visit a house, they light up that part of your chart, and energize that house’s traits. Astrologers use the houses to predict which parts of your life will come into focus, and where you can take the best possible action. To learn more about a house, read about the sign that’s associated with it.


The first house begins the zodiac, and covers the all “firsts”: first impressions, the self and appearance, leadership, new initiatives, fresh starts and beginnings. The sign on the cusp, or starting edge, of this house, is referred to as your rising sign or ascendant. (Ruled by Aries)

The second house covers all matters related to your immediate material and physical environment—taste, smells, sound, touch, sights. The second house also rules income, money, and self-esteem. (Ruled by Taurus)

The third house rules all forms of communication—talking, thinking, gadgets and devices (cell phones, pagers, Instant Messenger, etc.). The third house also covers siblings, neighborhoods, local travel, libraries, schools, teachers and community affairs. (Ruled by Gemini)

The Cancer-ruled fourth house sits at the very bottom of the zodiac wheel, and thus, rules the “foundation” of all things. This includes your home, privacy, your basic security, your parents (particularly your mother), children, your own mothering abilities, nurturing, and TLC. (Ruled by Cancer)

The fifth house is ruled by dramatic Leo, and it governs self-expression, drama, creativity, color, attention, romance, fun and play. (Ruled by Leo)

The sixth house is the domain of health and service. It rules schedules, organization, routines, fitness, diet and exercise, natural and healthy living, helpfulness and being of service to others. (Ruled by Virgo)

The seventh house is the sector of relationships and other people. It governs all partnerships, both business and personal, and relationship-associated matters, like contracts, marriage, and business deals. (Ruled by Libra)

8TH HOUSE: The eighth house is a mysterious sector that rules birth, death, sex, transformation, mysteries, merged energies, and bonding at the deepest level. The eighth house also rules other people’s property and money (real estate, inheritances, investments, et. al. (Ruled by Scorpio)

9TH HOUSE: The ninth house covers the higher mind, expansion, international and long-distance travel, foreign languages, inspiration, optimism, publishing, broadcasting, universities and higher education, luck, risk, adventure, gambling, religion, philosophy, morals and ethics. (Ruled by Sagittarius)

10TH HOUSE:The tenth house is at the very top and most public part of the chart. The tenth house governs structures, corporations, tradition, public image, fame, honors, achievements, awards, boundaries, rules, discipline, authority, fathers and fatherhood. The cusp, or border, of the tenth house is also called the midheaven, and it clues astrologers into your career path. (Ruled by Capricorn)

11TH HOUSE: The eleventh house rules teams, friendships, groups, society, networking, social justice, rebellion, and humanitarian causes. It also rules originality, eccentricity, sudden events, surprises, invention, astronomy, science fiction and all things futuristic. (Ruled by Aquarius)

12TH HOUSE: The zodiac completes with the twelfth and final house, which rules endings. This house covers the final stages of a project, tying up loose ends, completions, the afterlife, old age, and surrender. It’s also associated with separation from society, institutions, hospitals, jails, hidden agendas, and secret enemies. And it rules the imagination, creativity, arts, film, dance, poetry, journals, and the subconscious mind.(Ruled by Pisces)