FULL MOON IN TAURUS, OCTOBER 24, 2018, 11:47 AM CDT

Full Moon in Taurus, October 24, 2018 @ 11:47 am CDT

We have arrived at the threshold of THE SEASON of the WITCH!

The Sun is newly entered into Scorpio, the energy of magik, the energy of power, the energy of transformation. And how fitting that we should have this glorious Full Moon in the earthy, organic, fundamental sign of Taurus.

Scorpio/Taurus are partnered in the Zodiacal wheel by polarity. When these two power players align, stuff can happen. And so, in the world of astrology, this particular full moon, arriving for us once a year around this time, is one of the most potent Moons of the cycle. When the Moon transits the solid sign of Taurus, her ethereal and often shifting energy is brought to ground. This is the MOON of MANIFESTATION. Pagan folk come together under this moon to call her energy to ground where it can take form. Those of us who prefer more personal ritual, can meditate under this fulsome moon and vision all that we have in our hearts and minds. But beware. Energy follow thought so think wisely and think clearly and above all, DO NO HARM. In the realm of the lightworker, there is no room for the hex magik that those who have a base nature often perform. Stay away from these hexers because the energy that they call out will inevitably return to them in triplicate. That which you send forth will always find its way back to you.

This is the Moon of REMEMBRANCE & RELEASE. Venus, newly retrograde in Scorpio invites us to review our hidden secret self. Her seductive energy provides us with dreams that take us back to before, even to past lives that may hold a gem of wisdom or a wound to heal. She draws us into the wheel of memory. Our job is to ride that wheel, to remember and to do the work that needs to be done. Are you still holding a hurt in your tender heart? Let it go. Embrace it in a holistic way but erase the rancor and the acidity of hate if it still lurks in the corners of your soul. Venus in Scorpio, closely aligned to the Sun/Moon alignment, insists that we go deep and hard into the mystery of our emotions and stretch them out like a kite in the wind. Let the celestial heights air them out and take them away. Mars in Aquarius, ruler of that Venus, asks us to be fair and just, to detach ourselves from petty concerns and hold to the ideal that we are all ONE family, despite the findings of any DNA test. Lets symbolically believe in the myth of the Garden of Eden. We have one archetypal Mother. We have one archetypal Father. We are all brothers and sisters, kith and kin. It is only when this simple, yet difficult to truly embrace concept is firmly fixed in our minds and hearts that we, as a species might actually be able to “give peace a chance”. Let it be so.

Emotionally, we are at a crossroad (Sun/Venus & Moon/Uranus exactly square the Nodal Axis). Will we take up the ‘sword of the spirit’—that is LOVE, little one—and move courageously into our collective future or will we tumble back into old patterns, old attitudes, old ways of thinking and being. NO!!! Uranus, closely aligned to this gorgeous Moon says, step out of your comfort zone. Think outside the box. Be bold. Live free. Say what is in your heart and encase it in honey. Be sweet. Yes, above all, be sweet. Be fiercely, intensely sweet and let your little light shine.

 

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are:

AN ELECTRICAL STORM

&

A BROKEN BOTTLE AND SPILLED PERFUME

 

We all have times of emotional upheaval where events appear to come out of nowhere and unlock the hidden waves of feeling that reside within us. Just as in electrical storms, these times can lead to an aftermath that is full of a new and often refreshing energy. We must allow the sorrow, grief or, for that matter, any kind of overwhelming emotion to break free from both our physical and ethereal body and spill over, releasing the essence of its substance. If we hold, repress, ignore or avoid any negative feelings, they will, most assuredly, take form within us. Negative energy is real and our call to action is to identify it and transmute it into positive action that has a clear and certain point of intent. We are being asked to remember with compassion and to release all unwelcome thoughts into the sea of love.

 

Song for the TAURUS MOON

I am the MAGIK MOON

Born of dreams and visions

I hold your aspiration deep within my beating heart

Gaze upon me and believe

Look at me shine and remember

Hold me close and exercise compassion

I will encircle you

I will rock you

I will lull you

I will find you

Blessed be…

Full Moon in Gemini 2018

Gemini Full Moon: November 22, 2018 @ 11:41 CST

Original artwork by permission of CLEM

 

As the yearly cycle descends into the darkest of times, our souls are filled with light as the Moon reaches her fullness in the sign of Gemini. This only happens once a year on average and always in November or December, just prior to Winter Solstice when, in the northern hemisphere, the Sun is reborn. So, although the days are short and the nights are long, the energy of Gemini promises us, as the Moon dons these magical robes, that summer will return and that we will not linger too long in the arms of the night.

There is a playful magic afoot when the Moon and Gemini merge. Worries are set aside, if only briefly, and a light-heartedness overtakes us. In Gemini we find ways to laugh. We explore for the sake of exploration. We network for the sheer joy of connectivity. We make friends simply for nothing. No need to be ponderous or deep. That can be tucked away for another time. Better to embrace each other with a smile and a chuckle than to look for hidden meaning and secret intentions. We are now well into the ‘season to be jolly’ and Gemini winks at us and says…”Just go with it. Enjoy it. Have some fun. It won’t last long, after all.”

This lunation is conjoined to several significant astrological shiftings. Firstly, the Sun has now stepped out of Scorpio and into the joyous energy of Sagittarius. And with Jupiter also in this sign, the emphasis is on generosity and expansiveness. Enough with the moods and intensity, says Sol. I wanna have some fun and think about loftier things. I wanna explore and adventure myself into a stupor if need be. I wanna GO and be free. Sounds fine to most of us after those long lingering Scorpio nights and days.

Secondly, Mr. Mercury is once again retrograde, and this time in Sagittarius, the energy of rapid movement for one thing. This retrograde period lasts until Dec 6, 2018 with the lingering shadow continuing until December 24ish, 2018. Mind your feet. Think decisions over once, twice, three time, four times. Sag impulse is pretty hard to hold in check. Back up your computer and make sure that your electrical equipment is in good working order and won’t short out. Generally, be alert to your environment. Mercury is all about the connection between things so any area of life that involves this principle is open to ‘adventurous’ mishap.

Thirdly, Venus has now concluded her retrograde journey and will be out of the shadow by December 17 ish, 2018. Gather up your thoughts and feelings and the sensations that you explored over the last few weeks and reboot, baby, reboot. With this Full Moon, Venus herself is featured in a power packed square to the Moon’s Nodes. What does that mean? We are collectively at a crossroads regarding those things that are of most value and concern to us. On an individual basis, we are faced with integrating the choices that we have been making in regards to our value systems, to our resource management, to what we love and want and what makes us feel grounded and full of well-being. There is a call to balance coming from the deepest part of our psyches, urging us to find the path of peace and conciliation, to really listen to those who may not be expressing exactly what we think is true, to seek the middle road. Walking in the middle is the safest place to be. The extremes are all much too close to the edge of the cliff. And this cliff drops off into sheer destruction. With Mars currently in the divine energy of Pisces, we are encouraged to assume the stance of the Peaceful Warrior, she who fights for the right from a place of compassion and forgiveness. So as we move into this ‘holiday season’, let’s all of us make love, not war. Put your partisan clothes in the trash can and don the robes of the lightworker, she who brings healing into this world of woe. In a hundred years, if we are still here, no one will care who the president was in 2018.

 

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are:

A GLASS BOTTOMED BOAT IN STILL WATER

When we still our thoughts and ground our bodies, inspiration and insight can occur. After all, we are merely shreds of spirit caught in flesh and floating within the sphere of consciousness. The more that we can ‘peer’ through the ‘Glass-bottomed boat’, the more we understand the workings of this wonderful thing called life.

A GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC CAMPFIRE

There is joy in fellowship and particularly so in the fellowship of reunion. How sweet it is to see sisters dwelling together in peace and harmony. This is really the reason why we came to this plane of existence in the first place, to find each other, to play together, to create love, to shine.

 

Blessed be the little children 

For they will inherit the Kingdom of the Heavens… Matt 18:3

NEW MOON IN SCORPIO

NEW MOON IN SCORPIO; 11-07.18-10:02 AM CST

When the Moon slides into Scorpio every month and smolders there for about 2 ½ days, the secret part of the self, the inner reaches of the heart, the most hidden feelings and emotions can be stirred up. In Scorpio we find the courage to face the unknown. Whatever is hidden, is uncovered. It can be an exhilarating few days or a harrowing few days, depending on the extent of our desire to face the shadow that resides within us.

In traditional Astrology, Moon in Scorpio was understood to be the place of the Moon’s ‘FALL’. As the word suggests, it was not necessarily a happy kind of placement. Modern day astrologers look at things a little differently. Remember, that our historical understanding of this mysterious artful science, was formulated within an era when choice was limited or even restricted; when rules of conduct were rigid and proscribed. The King was the King and the serf was the serf and seldom did the two meet. Today, we are moving into the AGE of EGALITARIANISM, (though ever so slowly), and the little person, the silent citizen, is now beginning to recognize that her voice is as significant as that of any so-called ‘King’. Rules are meant to be broken and the status quo has become a fluid, almost living thing. Are we re-inventing the wheel? Possibly so. All that is broken is now being examined and we are vigorously exploring ideas to repair, replace and re-formulate. So, we modern astrologers regard the Moon in Scorpio as an archetype of incredible will, indefatigable courage and fearlessness in the face of misfortune. Moon in Scorpio is the stalwart survivor of the zodiac, absorbing all negativity and assiduously acting to transmute it into something useful.

This particular lunation is full of magic and inspiration. The Sun/Moon conjunction—New Moons are a time when the Moon travels into the brilliance of the Sun and rests there for a few days—is beautifully aligned to the planet Neptune, creating an aura of mystical magical musing. If you are inclined that way, that is. Use these next few days to explore hopes and dream, to imagine the impossible and them to imagine it into the possible. Allow yourself to suspend reality for however long you can and let the Moon in Scorpio show you your deepest desires, your most secret longings.

Jupiter is at the final degrees of Scorpio, almost ready to burst into Sagittarius. We are ready to take off our dreaming cloak and jump onto our horse, race for the horizon. The steamy, sultry energy of Scorpio will be discarded and for the next year, Jupiter will encourage us to dream big and reach for the stars. Use this next few days to imagine the next 12 months of your life. What do you want to do? Where do you want to go? Who do you want to be?

We are still in the midst of the Venus Retrograde cycle with Venus situated at 27* Libra RX. Are you reconsidering your values? Are you reviewing where you place your bets? What motivates you? What do you actually, truly, deep down want in your life? This New Moon in Scorpio can provide you with the little bit of extra oomph to be HONEST with yourself and spit out the truth, if only in the privacy of your own room when you are well and truly alone.

The Nodal Axis has now shifted into Cancer/Capricorn. For the last 18 months or so, we have been exploring our individual need to proclaim ourselves, to out ourselves, to be who we want to be. Now the experimentation must be grounded into the deepest part of our individual psyches. The North Node in Cancer calls us to align the external expression with a deep and abiding internal resolution. We need to FEEL our convictions deep within our bones. We need to flesh out our aspirations with rock solid strategies that will ensure that we attain the goals that we set. BE WHO YOU ARE. FEEL your way into yourself. Be true to those uncovered feelings that may have risen to the surface of your soul.

This New Moon is a promise of insight, a boost of personal power, a call to authenticity of emotion. Used wisely, this energy is healing, transformative and empowering. Glorious New Moon in Scorpio. Let us begin again.

The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon are:

A GIRL’S FACE BREAKING INTO A SMILE

AN OLD MAN ATTEMPTING VAINLY TO REVEAL THE MYSTERIES

 

Smiles produce positive return. Work at being the ideal that you imagine. Happiness is worth the effort. Put your whole soul into the pursuit of a happy countenance. People love smiling eyes.

Stay ever humble. Do not over reach or assume that you have all the answers. Allow the divine to guide you and always opt for the path of righteousness rather than the path of self-interest. Joy and wisdom are born from a happy heart and an unpretentious mind. Ask rather than answer. Seek rather than find. It is in the ongoing search for truth that the answers reside.

 

Scorpio Magick

I am the spider who weaves the web

The shadow that covers the soul

I am the darkness of midnight and the silence of the witching hour

I am the magick in the mystery of the unseen

I am she who senses

She who knows

She who transforms

She who is reborn

I am SCORPIO

Eternal

Everlasting

Ever-changing

Essence of life

FULL MOON IN TAURUS 2018

Full Moon in Taurus, October 24, 2018 @ 11:47 am CDT

We have arrived at the threshold of THE SEASON of the WITCH!

The Sun is newly entered into Scorpio, the energy of magik, the energy of power, the energy of transformation. And how fitting that we should have this glorious Full Moon in the earthy, organic, fundamental sign of Taurus.

Scorpio/Taurus are partnered in the Zodiacal wheel by polarity. When these two power players align, stuff can happen. And so, in the world of astrology, this particular full moon, arriving for us once a year around this time, is one of the most potent Moons of the cycle. When the Moon transits the solid sign of Taurus, her ethereal and often shifting energy is brought to ground. This is the MOON of MANIFESTATION. Pagan folk come together under this moon to call her energy to ground where it can take form. Those of us who prefer more personal ritual, can meditate under this fulsome moon and vision all that we have in our hearts and minds. But beware. Energy follow thought so think wisely and think clearly and above all, DO NO HARM. In the realm of the lightworker, there is no room for the hex magik that those who have a base nature often perform. Stay away from these hexers because the energy that they call out will inevitably return to them in triplicate. That which you send forth will always find its way back to you.

This is the Moon of REMEMBRANCE & RELEASE. Venus, newly retrograde in Scorpio invites us to review our hidden secret self. Her seductive energy provides us with dreams that take us back to before, even to past lives that may hold a gem of wisdom or a wound to heal. She draws us into the wheel of memory. Our job is to ride that wheel, to remember and to do the work that needs to be done. Are you still holding a hurt in your tender heart? Let it go. Embrace it in a holistic way but erase the rancor and the acidity of hate if it still lurks in the corners of your soul. Venus in Scorpio, closely aligned to the Sun/Moon alignment, insists that we go deep and hard into the mystery of our emotions and stretch them out like a kite in the wind. Let the celestial heights air them out and take them away. Mars in Aquarius, ruler of that Venus, asks us to be fair and just, to detach ourselves from petty concerns and hold to the ideal that we are all ONE family, despite the findings of any DNA test. Lets symbolically believe in the myth of the Garden of Eden. We have one archetypal Mother. We have one archetypal Father. We are all brothers and sisters, kith and kin. It is only when this simple, yet difficult to truly embrace concept is firmly fixed in our minds and hearts that we, as a species might actually be able to “give peace a chance”. Let it be so.

Emotionally, we are at a crossroad (Sun/Venus & Moon/Uranus exactly square the Nodal Axis). Will we take up the ‘sword of the spirit’—that is LOVE, little one—and move courageously into our collective future or will we tumble back into old patterns, old attitudes, old ways of thinking and being. NO!!! Uranus, closely aligned to this gorgeous Moon says, step out of your comfort zone. Think outside the box. Be bold. Live free. Say what is in your heart and encase it in honey. Be sweet. Yes, above all, be sweet. Be fiercely, intensely sweet and let your little light shine.

 

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are:

AN ELECTRICAL STORM

 

 

 

A BROKEN BOTTLE AND SPILLED PERFUME

 

We all have times of emotional upheaval where events appear to come out of nowhere and unlock the hidden waves of feeling that reside within us. Just as in electrical storms, these times can lead to an aftermath that is full of a new and often refreshing energy. We must allow the sorrow, grief or, for that matter, any kind of overwhelming emotion to break free from both our physical and ethereal body and spill over, releasing the essence of its substance. If we hold, repress, ignore or avoid any negative feelings, they will, most assuredly, take form within us. Negative energy is real and our call to action is to identify it and transmute it into positive action that has a clear and certain point of intent. We are being asked to remember with compassion and to release all unwelcome thoughts into the sea of love.

 

Song for the TAURUS MOON

I am the MAGIK MOON

Born of dreams and visions

I hold your aspiration deep within my beating heart

Gaze upon me and believe

Look at me shine and remember

Hold me close and exercise compassion

I will encircle you

I will rock you

I will lull you

I will find you

Blessed be…

New Moon in Libra

Libra New Moon. October 8, 2018 @ 10:47 PM CDT

 

Libra, the energy of conciliation and cooperation where you can meet and greet with those you like and more importantly with those you can’t tolerate. This is an energy that demands tolerance and seeks to provide a space where one can enter into a forum for respectful debate, always giving equal time to the opposing view. Sounds alien? Well yes, we live in a time when the RULE OF LAW—a very Libra concept—is being severely exercised and challenged. For those of us in the middle who consider themselves to be non-aligned to a specific ideology, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to discern just exactly what anybody is saying, maybe because they are saying it at a screaming pitch with words that are emotionally charged, with adjectives that betray a strong and biased partisanship. But Libra promises that there is a place for dialogue, that people CAN get along together, that consensus can be reached as long as everyone remembers that first we are HUMANS, and all of us are equal under the light of the divine.

This NEW MOON presents us with the opportunity to do a reboot in the way that we relate to ourselves on that very important inner level and to others on that equally important outer level. We have come to this earth to be in community and we’d better put some effort into developing some strategies that result in a more successful outcome. Libra is about LISTENING first. So, listen carefully when someone is talking with the expectation that they, too, will do some listening to you. But YOU do it first. Let your challenger speak. Let her express her complete point of view. Hear it. Consider it. Then, open your mouth, but carefully, very carefully.

Pluto, the archetype of re-birth is in a powerfully dynamic relationship to this New Moon. Pluto says, ‘Interact with integrity.’ Do not be dirty or emotionally manipulative in how you go about trying to prove your point. Be respectful and HONEST because if you are not, it will come back to haunt you. Secrets will be exposed. Past actions will be revealed. How important it is that we are vigilant in our self-examination so that we do not fall into the trap of limited thinking.

The ruler of this New Moon is Venus in Scorpio, newly retrograde. This is the big news of the cycle. Venus has an absolutely gorgeous cyclical pattern that results, once it completes its 8 year course, in a rose motif. Here we encounter the beautiful symmetry of reality. Venus, the planet, represents core values, that which we love and hold dear. The rose is a symbol of everlasting beauty, a token of love.  What a precise co-relationship. Our values should be beautiful and based on love. If they are formed on such principles, how much better would our reality become?

Retrograde Venus is a precious time period. It is a time of personal renewal, lost love found, introspective soul searching and the reformation of the shining diamond self. Because this retrograde period occurs in the signs of Scorpio & Libra, the emphasis is on truth speak and equity in relationship. Much can be recovered when Venus is doing the backward dance on every level possible. So a key word to keep in mind for the next few weeks is RECOVERY. Recover your important relationships. Recover your sense of possibility. Recover your powerful self. Literally speaking, you may even recover items that you thought you had lost.  Rings. Money. Your favourite item of clothing. A pet. Truly. It has happened.

This particular Venus retrograde period will be especially active for anyone born between the following dates:

October 8-November 12: this is the conjunction of Venus to the Sun. Expect things to be stirred up. Your call to action is to put on your big girl pants and face whatever needs to be faced. You are being personally, intimately agitated into remembering, recovering and restoring.

 

January 5-February 9 & July 7-August 9:  This is the square of Venus to the Sun. Action in the value area of your life is demanded. Are you working in sync with what your truly believe, feel and desire? Do you follow through when that is what is needed? Are you ready to take responsibility for your past actions and deal with the consequences? Where are YOUR big girl pants?

 

April 4-May 11: this is the opposition of Venus to the Sun. Listen carefully to what people are saying TO you and ABOUT you. Can you interpret the messages? Are you ready to act on what you understand those messages to be? You more than the others, could well experience the reappearance of a long-lost friend or lover. What will you do with them in your life once again?

 

This lovely little transit began October 5 and will last with some after tremors until December 17 (+/-).

The Sabian Symbols for this NEW MOON are:

A BOAT LANDING WASHED AWAY

 

 

 

DEVAS DANCING IN THE SETTING SUN

Everything, and that’s means EVERYTHING, eventually passes into nothing or what we call nothing. Actually, that is a euphemism for everything. All that has ever been is the intrinsic component part of everything that now exists and so forth and so forth. Once we recognize this profound truth, that we as the individual are the culmination of all that has ever been, we will begin to realize the great responsibility that we all have, personally, to be the best that we can be. Moreover, it is THIS moment that is real. It is in THIS moment that we exist. Make THIS moment matter.

We are all a part of a magnificent tapestry of life that stretches across all of the dimensions of being. Organic, mental, emotional and etheric. Each one of us has an associate Deva who is dancing somewhere in the setting sun. Join her and dance like no one is watching.

 

The Libra Song

Come

And sit by my side, my love

And share the setting sun with me

Let me kiss your shining face

And smile into your endless eyes

Be my lover, be my friend

Be my forever and ever

Let us dance together until the day is done

Blessed be.