New Moon in Leo/Solar Eclipse 2018

New Moon in LEO:  August 11, 2018 @ 4:59 am 

 

What a way to wrap up the last few weeks of eclipses, retrogrades and ingresses!

We have a perfect opportunity with this upcoming NEW MOON to rev our engines and implement all of the notions, ideas & inclinations that we have been feeling over the past few months.

This eclipse is the last one of the three solar eclipses this past year, two of which occurred over the LEO/AQUARIUS axis. (Feb 15—new moon in Aquarius, July 13—new moon in Cancer & August 11—new moon in Leo) Eclipses are reflective of profound potential shift within the psyche but as always, change only follows if the self is willing to move along. One of the reasons why some folks question the validity of astrology is that when we astrologers predict and the prediction does not, in fact, manifest according to the words uttered, well then, astrology must be invalid, right?

Wrong…

We are all free moral agents able to exercise our will as we see fit. Just because its time for a change does not mean that one actually hears the trumpet. That is what makes life so interesting, as the Chinese saying goes. We get to choose what we actually end up doing.

Nevertheless, the energetic environment is ripe for something startling to occur, something that could turn your world upside down, inside out or whatever! The key is that YOU must be willing to move with the direction of the flow, using all of your fire-jumping skills to stay free of the flames.

Leo energy is all about the fullest, the most brilliant expression of the self. It is about the open heart, the loving nature, giving to others from the surplus within the soul. Leo energy is the dance, the song, the ode to joy par excellance. Wherever Leo fall in your own natal chart is where you seek to fully express the core of your own essence of being. This New Moon/Solar eclipse is an opportunity for you to step fully into the light of your own radiance. If you have been feeling stuck, take the leap. If you have been all fogged up, get those goggles off your head and see the light. If you don’t like what you see or the jump feels too high and far away, take a moment and get your bearings. There are definitely times when the potential for change looks scary rather than enticing. Courage, little star, courage.

With any NEW MOON, we are at the beginning of a mini cycle of becoming. This is the starting point for the next four weeks as the Moon speeds through the 12 signs of zodiac yet again, starting, this month in LEO. We are also at the culmination of the summer season, just in front of the Autumnal Equinox in September. It’s a good time to review all that we have been doing and start the wrap up that must come before the dark months arrive. Finish your projects and get things in order. There is more ahead and its coming down the pikes at a rapid pace.

The big ‘call to action’ with this lunation is flexibility at all times. No matter what suddenly appears in your range of vision, stay limber on every level. Uranus, retrograding in the early degrees of Taurus is square the transiting nodes and a retrograding MARS in Aquarius. Literally, watch your feet so that you do not actually trip and fall. Emotionally, this is an explosive energy possibly coming from old wounds or long held negative feelings. Mentally, we may find ourselves re-visiting old ideas that may or not bring us a sense of agitation or disquiet. On the most important level, the ‘call to action’ is to step out of that box (read coffin), that holds you hostage to outworn concepts and invalid belief systems. Sometimes, on the ego level, we long to just ARRIVE and stay put. We feel as if what we have found to be true is inimical, eternal, forever set in stone. NOT! The evolutionary journey of the soul force is ever changing. Truth, on the human level, is merely the expression of the immediate perception according to the panoramic variety of experience TO THAT POINT IN TIME. Truth is only truth if we allow it to be reflective of all that we have experienced, all that we have learned and come to know and understand. Be always truthful, faithful to the present moment in time. Yes, we can, in fact, come to understand that we have been NOT CORRECT at all times.  It only becomes an issue if we are unwilling to admit our error and take appropriate action to change the circumstances of the situation. Like the song says—“know when to hold them, know when to fold them…” Be your own truth in the making of it…

The gift that this lunation brings is a lovely relationship between Venus in Libra & Mars in Aquarius. The combining of high and ethical values that guide us in our lives with a restrained impulse to act in the interests of the higher good provides us with hopefulness and passion in the face of the unexpected.

 

The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon are:

 

A HOUSEBOAT PARTY & A FOREST FIRE QUENCHED

Look for the opportunity to find fellowship and communion with others. Be open to joy, the joy that comes from the sharing of both resources and results. Ask for help and respond when you are asked for help. Let’s get this party started!

If you actually sit down and allow yourself to LISTEN to the other, you just might get to understand their point of view. Not necessarily agree by any means but at the least, get what they are trying to say. That’s how to put a fire out. Shut up and let the other person speak THEIR truth before ramming YOUR truth down their throats. And always remember, you don’t make friends by always agreeing with what they say, but you do make friends by allowing them to have their own opinions. Rainbows are beautiful because they are comprised of a multitude of colours. A monochrome world would, in the end, drive us all nuts.

 

 

 

Leo Lullaby

Be joyful and proud

Be loving and kind

Be you and let me be me

and let’s live in this world together…

 

 

 

An end to the Retrogrades…

Mars will station direct in Capricorn on august 27 in the am CDT—YAY!!!

Saturn stations direct in Capricorn on September 6 around supper time CDT—triple YAY!!!

The POWER of PURPOSEFULNESS is in full force so get ready to DO YOUR THING!

 

Full Moon in Aquarius Total Lunar Eclipse

SUPER DUPER, WHAT A WHOOPPER OF A MOON!

July 27, [email protected] 3:22 pm cdt

Hey all you fixed sign people!  Yes, I mean you, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio & Aquarius…If your solar energy is anywhere near the 5* mark of any of those signs…( that means that you were born in the early days of that particular solar transit, April 21-29, July 24-31, October 25-31, Jan 21-29 or thereabouts), listen up!

This glorious Full Moon in Aquarius, activating the fixed cross also happens to be a lunar eclipse. And for those of you who were born in or around the above dates, this is especially significant. Lunar eclipses are release points. Activation of the emotional center of the psyche is highlighted. Let it go, says the song and this means YOU! If you are feeling antsy and restless, in need of a change of pace, sensing that its time to shed that old decaying skin, you are totally in sync with this Full Moon, lunar eclipse energy. This is the birthday that you have been waiting for. Whether you are conscious of it or not, things are bound to change for you. You may suddenly realize that old patterns of behavior are getting you nowhere or that long standing relationships are dragging you down or that the dream you thought you were dreaming is really a nightmare! Even if the seismic waves of this Full Moon only rock your boat a little bit, there will be some motion.

Mars, the planet of motion, is hot on the heels of this full Moon, urging action, assertion and relentless pursuit of whatever it is that you need to alter in your life. In Aquarius, Mars is the PHILOSOPHER KING, rather less frantic than he can be but able to imagine just about anything. Be brutal as you review your emotional baggage and if there is even the slightest sense of ennui on your part as you do so, DUMP IT! No second thoughts, and no regrets after the fact. The wonderful thing about releasing is that it leaves you empty and ready to be newly filled up. That’s the essence of the wheel of life, transition, rebirth and renewal. First comes the purge, then comes the fill-up.

Don’t’ be surprised if you are suddenly surprised. Uranus, newly entered into Taurus, is dynamically aligned to this Full Moon, demanding that you look at things with fresh eyes and consider out of the box solutions to long-standing issues. If you have been trying to work through something for awhile and keep facing blockage, why not try something different in terms of approach? It might not be comfortable or easy but, hey, it just might start the ball rolling. Continuing to implement strategies that have only ever failed is kind of nuts, don’t you think?

 

Mercury has just stationed RX so this is a time of introspection and meditation. The energy is saying that you should pull out all that old stuff that is gathering dust in the corners of your mind and sort through it with the view that you are simply ready to release anything, absolutely anything that is adding weight to your emotional self. It’s get thin time! So, do a cleanse on every level of your being.

These kinds of celestial events are reminder to us that life is a constant movement of energy and that we are the beneficiaries of that movement. You are only stuck if you choose to be stuck. You are only blocked if you opt to be blocked. If that door looks like it is barred, go find a window and get the #%*# out of there!

 

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are:

ROCK FORMATIONS AT THE EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE

&

A COUNSEL OF ANCESTORS

 

Here we get the sense that we are at the very edge. The EDGE is the best place to be. Life is sharp and exciting when we test ourselves, take those risks and make those leaps. We see all that is behind and all that is possible when we live life in ‘edginess’. As long as we follow the only rule that really matters—THE RULE OF LOVE—and we stay true to the call of the heart, we will find our footing and keep our balance.

Is good to reflect on the fact that we are the result of a long line of others. All that has ever been resides somewhere in the collective and we are a part of that collective so it resides in us. On a much more personal level, we must never forget the wisdom and learning that we have gained. Some of it comes from experience in current life but never diminish your karmic heritage. All that you are is founded on all that has ever been so honour both the shadow and the light. They serve a purpose in the healing of your soul.

 

Thought for this Full Moon:

 

I soar

I fly

I embrace the light filled sky

I am the brilliance

I am the dark

I am the secret song of the lark…

 

BTW…for those of you who are sky watchers, we, in the western hemisphere, will not see this eclipse—(note the exact time of the full Moon)—but, what we will see in the heavens on the evening of July 27 is a quite small reddish moon with another bright orangish object not too far from it—Mars at its closets point to Earth. As I mentioned previously, this is the astrology of EMOTIONAL ACTION. Don’t just feel, DO IT. But with the proviso that you have THOUGHT about it. If its clear tonight, get out there and regard the celestial panorama and connect to the power of the sky…

Full Moon in Capricorn, 2018

CAPRICORN FULL MOON: June 27, 2018 @ 3:22 pm CDT

 

The Moon is a fast lady, as she speeds through the 12 signs of the zodiac on a monthly basis. One of the primal forces within this archetype is the search for security and yet, this ongoing rapid-fire change of ‘face’ contributes in creating the insecurity that the moon, representative of the emotional nature, is seeking to circumvent. But that is the way it goes with emotions. They are the rolling hills in our landscape, causing us to bump along whilst looking for even ground.

If you have kept up with this bi-monthly blog on the Moon and her escapades, you have probably realized that this flighty traveler never spends more than about 2 ½ days in each sign. She barely gets used to one energy and off she goes, speeding into the next. This is very much like our own human quest for that place of security on an emotional level. We may just be getting used to something when suddenly we pick up and move on to something entirely different.

And when you examine the order of the elemental and modal energy of the zodiac, it is clear that each subsequent sign is very different to the one preceding it and following it. So, we move from fire to earth to air to water and we do so without exception. That is the inimical order of the flow of energy. It always begins with the fire of spirit where inspiration is born, then moves into the ground of earthy containment where it is fully embodied; is formulated and articulated in the intellect via the elegance of airy energy and finally embraced by the emotional self via the intensity and absorption of watery energy.

But this is what it means to be human. We shift constantly. We alter and amend. Through this constant adjustment, we grow (hopefully), expand and evolve into beings who are more than we were just a moment before. Tracking the Moon in her monthly transits clarifies to us the beauty of the natural order, the necessity of adaptability and the ongoing attempt on our part to reach beyond the scope of our grasp, to make that leap into uncharted territory, to live with eyes wide open always.

This is the first Full Moon after the Summer Solstice and it falls along the axis which is the Moon’s natural habitat. Capricorn is the partner sign—polarity point—to Cancer where the Moon most comfortably (though not necessarily effectively) resides. In Capricorn, the Moon finds her ground. This is the energy of EMOTIONAL EXPERTISE & MANAGEMENT. If you were born with the Moon in this sign, you are one of the executives of the zodiac, no question. In Capricorn, the emotions are well-managed, decisions are deliberated and executed with precision and care. No big drama here. Rather, all challenges are approached with steely nerve and nothing, absolutely nothing is left to chance. The chaos that can something prevail with the undisciplined energy of the Moon in Cancer is scooped up and put securely into a box where it cannot cause havoc.

Traditional Astrology once designated the placement of the Moon in Capricorn as a debilitation, suggesting something less than favourable. Language here is vitally important. Think of it this way. When we have a disability or inherent challenge built into ourselves, we have two choices. We can give up and become a victim or we can rise to the challenge and become a victor. If you were born with the Moon in Capricorn, your potential is that you will make good use of your disability, turning it into an ability to control and manage your emotional nature. Well-managed emotions are the secret weapon in any situation. Why? Because most folks don’t manage their emotions well. Actualized souls with Moon in Capricorn can become beacons of light to those in need, providing care, counsel and comfort. In terms of healing, Capricorn energy is that which can minister to the masses. It’s the kind of energy that can go beyond the personal and touch many. Capricorn defines the very nature of reality and provides, if implemented proactively, the rule of law that serves the needs of all.

Of course, there is always a shadow to be mindful of. When the rule of law becomes partisan in nature or seeks to constrict rather than empower, Capricorn has descended into the murky territory of mind-control, even fascism. And, by the way, this can happen on all spectrums of the political scale. When someone tries to tell you how to think, how to speak, how to act and disallows civilized dialogue, they are fascists. As a society, if we cannot find a way to live harmoniously all the while dissenting with each other, we are doomed. The next time someone says something that YOU think is ridiculous or outrageous, stop for a moment and at least try to see it from their point of view. You don’t have to agree, but you do have to ALLOW.

Another shadow element contained within Moon in Capricorn is the proclivity to emotional coldness, a brutality of feeling that disregards the personal. Everything is factored down to a pro/con type of check list and decisions are made devoid of human compassion. Here, again, the DISALLOWANCE for alternatives is highlighted. So, watch this tendency in yourself closely, at all time, like a hawk, if you were born with the Moon in Capricorn.

This Full Moon has several interesting energetic dynamics. Firstly, Mars, the Warrior archetype, is beginning his retrograde through Aquarius and he will remain retrograde until the end of August by which time he will have moved back into Capricorn. A retrograde Mars is reflective of the same kind of externalization as a retrograde Mercury. Action Interruptus! So, be mindful of the potential for incomplete action, for stalled action. Be willing to make corrections, even look for the opportunity to correct. Review, re-consider and re-invent. Aquarius is the archetype of the future and when Mars races through this energy, he is eager to create that which is not yet fully formed within the collective. This few months of retrograde motion provides us with plenty of space to explore the dream, to re-vision the future and adapt both individually and collectively. So, don’t etch your plans into stone, write them in the sand.

This particular retrograde happens at the south node so we are urged to delve into memory to re-create the dream. Remember and review! If you want to change your future, you must find a way to re-vision your past. Heal the wound and save the self.

Secondly, Chiron, now in Aries, squares the lunation, suggesting the need to find ways to heal the wounded self, to take assertive action in connection to any insecurities that are present within the tender self. A slowed down Mars facilitates the energy of consideration and reflection. Use it to dig deep and discard anything that is preventing you from being who you truly are. Uncover the inner potential and give yourself permission to BE. Always with compassion, consideration of others and love.

Finally, with Saturn aligned to this Full Moon within one degree, this lunation is laced with the steel of resolve. We feel the need to stand in our power, to hold to the right according to our understanding of what that right might be. We are infused with the grit of survival whatever we are facing. We feel the energy of determination as we hold firmly to the wheel of our ship. We are the master of our destiny, the captain of our ship!

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are :

A VEILED PROPHET OF POWER

&

TWO FAIRIES ON A MOONLIT NIGHT

You have, deep within yourself, the ability to stand in your own truth, to be powerful and strong. Every day is an opportunity for you to embody this power, to seize the moment and show anyone who is watching you who you truly are. But as you own your own ability to be the master of your own destiny, always remember that you are merely a reflection of something much grander, much more noble than anything on this earthly realm. Be the masterful instrument of that nobler element and as you hold to your own personal power, never forget that it comes from a source far removed from the concerns of human toil. Lean into the arms of spirit for it is from that place that true sovereignty originates.

 

Thought for the Month:

I dance

I sing

I am a shining star

And the Moon, she is my Mother

And she smiles down on me.

Gemini New Moon 2018

Gemini New Moon, June 13, 2018 @ 2:45 pm

 

When the Moon travels through Gemini, there are light crystals in the air! This is the energy of all that twinkles and shines so brightly.

For those who are born with the Moon in Gemini, you are forever young! The playful child of the zodiac, you love to have fun and when under stress, that is where you will probably end up—somewhere having fun. Just be mindful that you do not have too much fun, or perhaps, the wrong kind of fun. A glass of wine can be a great de-stressor but it can also be your wicked friend who takes you into the dark and deadly places.

This lunation is particularly meaningful for those of you who are solar Geminis, have the Moon in this energy or any of the other personals, Mercury, Venus & Mars or the horizon (ascendant) & midheaven (MC) situated there.

Set yourselves some brand new intentions. Vision yourself into who you want to become. Be willing to explore alternatives and step outside the box of your current thinking, feeling or strategic protocols. Examine all of your action plans and make an assessment. Is this working? Is this harmful? Do I really want to be here in this place doing this thing?

It’s definitely time to shake off the old and embrace all that is new. Venus and the North Node are approaching each other suggesting that an examination of core values is a good idea and even more so, aligning to the newly forming ideals and values is even more important. Mars is situated at the South Node suggesting that a shake up is in order. Throw out all those dusty (but comfortable) items that you may have been clinging to.

 

Old patterns of behavior.

Old attitudes.

Old ways of looking at the world around you.

Gemini entreats us to ‘walk lightly on our paths’; to remember to laugh with the sun and howl with the Moon and shine on with the stars. Love yourself from this moment on. Live in joyfulness, and remember that a friendly face is more attractive than a scowling one.

Gemini is about friendship and fellow feeling. It reminds us that we get farther in life if we are open to the help of others and willing to explore that which is alien to us with an open and interested mind and heart.

 

Shine on, little Gemini, shine on.

FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS

Full Moon in Sagittarius, May 29, 2018 @9:20 am CDT

Fill your tanks…it’s time to…READY, GET SET & GO!

As summer finally rolls in, we have a super duper shiny Moon in the fiery and mutable sign of Sagittarius. It’s the kind of energy that has a hard time sitting still, so if you get a hankering for distant horizons, or new adventures, or unknown locales, you are plugging into this exuberant, irrepressible energy. Devil may care? YES. Love it or leave it? YOU BET. Get rid of the all the junk and finally be free? CLOSE ENOUGH!

You must go outside tonight and for the next few nights and just gaze at that Moon. She’s shining brightly at the moment. Feel the hopefulness seep into your bones as you look up at her. Yes, there is another option. Yes, the horizon beckons and it isn’t scary in the least. Yes, there is a new dawn, a new day and even a new you if you want it.

Mercury is just about to jump into his home sign of Gemini and at this Full Moon, he is in the last degree of Taurus, balsamic to the Sun. Those creative impulses are ripe and ready to drop so be prepared to catch them, find the wave and get carried into whatever activity brings you the most pleasure, satisfaction and reward. For some it might be the fullness of creative expression. For others, it could be getting right in the face of what you want to change about yourself. Whatever it is, creative energy is the energy of ACTION. If you do not actually follow through it will fizzle and wither away like a fire that is not fed. So, take that urge, however tiny or large it is and work it, baby, work it.

The call to action with this lunation is to be courageous, bold and self-aware. Do what feels right to YOU and not what you think should feel right to you. There is only one person that you must please and that is yourself. If you are fully in love with that person, all else will fall into place, the life choices, the relationships, the money problems, the responsibilities and the obligations. Knowing exactly who you are and owning it provides a strong foundation for positive interaction with all aspects of your life on this plane. The Sag Full Moon says, be who you are. Be free. Be bold and adventuresome. Just be.

 

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are:

A MOTHER WITH CHILDREN ON THE STAIRS

&

A QUIVER FILLED WITH ARROWS

Our ideas, our creative expressions, our love motivated actions are like our children. We birth them and then nurture them into the fullness of what they can be. Its sometimes an uphill battle but once we get to the top of those stairs, we can look back and see how far we have come.

Everyone has potential. Everyone has something to offer. It matters not what that thing is but rather that we offer it with an open and caring heart. Do something wonderful today and tomorrow and the next day and then keep on doing it!

 

 

Thought for this Full Moon

I am a warrior full of courage and fire; I reach for the MOON and catch all the stars…

 

New Moon In Taurus

New Moon Taurus, May 15, 2018 @ 6:49 am CDT

 

Once a month we get a New Moon in one of the 12 signs of the zodiac. Its always an exciting prospect to start off a period of time with renewed vigour and enthusiasm. But this month, we have a really rare event occurring. Just after the early morning New Moon, Uranus, the planet of the unexpected and inventive shifts into Taurus at around 10:00 am CDT. The orbit of Uranus is 84 years so moving from one sign into another only occurs every 7 years. Think about the chaos of the last 7 seven years while this celestial body was transiting the fiery and impulsive sign of Aries. Things certainly kept on popping!

Now Uranus will spend the next 7 years in Taurus. This is the energy of consolidation, groundedness, stability. Its organic and earth oriented. Compared to the speed of Aries, it’s the slow down. Under normal circumstances, things don’t exactly stop moving but they move very slowly for the most part. But these are not normal times. Uranus is the archetype of change, the lightning bolt, the sudden shift without any warning. Even in the stable energy of Taurus, there will be movement. After the probing initiatives of the last 7 years, the search for some kind of focus, some sense of direction, we, as a collective are ready to align our actions to our values and, if need be, turn those values upside down so that they sync in with new plans of action, new areas of exploration, a new way of being. The earth and her intrinsic structures are changing dramatically. Our eco-systems are under siege. Our economic foundations are shifting sand. Our understanding of the world from the scientific point of view is exploding into areas that once were only explored in science fiction novels. Everything is up for grabs, it seems. Expect the natural world and all that ensues from it to be altered significantly over the next 7 years. Be ready to change your attitude to how this whole thing called life actually works. Expect the unexpected, little children. It is on its way whether you are ready or not.

This New Moon very nicely sets up the move of Uranus into Taurus. The call to action is to take the time to think about who you really are, what you really believe, what you actually want—not what you think you want. Think about the actual structure of your aliveness. What inspires you? What motivates you? What keeps you going? What deters you from your goals? Who are you, really? It seems simple enough but it is not. Most of us live in the illusion, not the reality of ourselves. The challenge at this very auspicious moment in time is to PAUSE, REFLECT, and INTEGRATE the TRUTH of OURSELVES into the choices we make and the actions we take.

The energy of the NEW MOON is supported by a beautiful flow of Neptunian and Jupiterian energy. Spiritual aspirations can help to keep us on course. There is a fierceness about Jupiter in the sign of Scorpio that can infuse us with emotional power. Remember, belief comes, not from the head but rather, from the living, beating heart. Love is what causes us to hope, to believe, to aspire so build your love energy. Take care of your tentative heart. Coax it into courageous action. Actions that are founded on the emotion of love are those that find the true north so learn to love. Teach yourself how to love. It is not easy but it is worth it after all is said and done. Neptune in Pisces, his home sign, can point the way into a strong and stable heart.

On a lighter note, it is definitely ‘play time’. The earth has woken up. The birds are out in full force. I saw a bee in my garden the other day. My winter garlic is up and growing and the perennials are poking up. For the next few months, we will become outside people so let’s all take advantage and enjoy it. Summer is the time to let down our hair and kick off our shoes!

 

The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon are:

A LARGE WELL-KEPT PUBLIC PARK

 

 

 

 

&

AN X-RAY

 

Both aspects of this New Moon energy are addressed by these images. We are encouraged to get out, to tend to the earth, to enjoy the fruits of our labour and with others. There is something extremely pleasant about being in a place where there is order and flow. We can commune with the divine in nature. We are filled with appreciation and awe in natural surroundings. It is pleasant. But we are encouraged to keep examining ourselves and the deepest part of ourselves. We should not become complacent or lazy about seeking out the real truth of any given situation or condition. If something does not feel entirely right, we must dig deeper and find out why that is. It may not always be comfortable to do this detective work but it will always be rewarding in the end.

 

“I am willing to open the doors of my mind…

I am ready to lay bare my heart and welcome wisdom into myself…”

 

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Scorpio Full Moon

Scorpio Full Moon April 29, 2018 @ 7:59 pm CDT

It’s here!

Once a year we have a Scorpio Full Moon as the Sun transits the partner sign of Taurus. It can be any day after April 21 (+/-) and up tp May 21 (+/-). This year it falls on April 29.

The Buddhist festival of Wesak

( Vesakh) is associated with this Full Moon though this year Wesak is celebrated on May 21 which is neither a full Moon nor a time when the Moon is transiting Scorpio. Still, at this Full Moon, we can begin thinking about the Buddha and his glorious birthday!

The Scorpio Full Moon is both mysterious and magical. It’s a great time to do rituals of healing, transformation, release, intention and self-empowerment. Scorpio is the energy of the magician, the shaman, she/he who can walk between the worlds, navigate both the lower dark depths and the upper light-filled heights. In Scorpio we encounter our most secret desires, our deepest needs and our most fearful feelings. Scorpio is where the monsters hide and the angels brandish their flaming swords both in vengeance and in righteous anger. It can be a scary kind of energy and it is definitely not for the faint of heart.

Those who are born with Moon in Scorpio—check with your local astrologer to find out if your own personal Moon falls in this sign—often do not understand what they are feeling until long after they have acted on those feelings. When they do feel things, it is with intensity, passion, single-mindedness and a certain inability to shift their focus. Once the emotion is fully rooted in the psyche, its pretty hard to veer off course, even when the end result is a cliff with jagged rocks at the bottom. These Scorpio Moon people are also keen of insight and have the ability to take anothers emotions and transmute those emotions by sheer force of will. They can make great counselors since there is little that they cannot handle. Telling a Scorpio Moon your dirtiest, deepest, darkest secrets is comforting since they have already explored a lot of the scenarios that they might hear from troubled souls, if not in real experience, then in imaginative exploration. This is the energy that cracks open the jar of TABOO, that is able to find the gold even in the ugliest of raw ore.

There is a strong alchemical component to these Scorpio Moon personas. Those who gravitate to bodywork can often trigger real life physical healing through the auspices of their touch. Once properly focused, these types can actually envision the DNA and work to shift its structure to a greater or lesser degree. Spontaneous remission can be the result of sessions under the healing hands of a Scorpio Moon.

Of course, there’s always a shadow side to any energy and with this one, the shadow can be pretty dreadful. If you have Moon in Scorpio, your job is to constantly monitor your impulse to control, to disempower, to overlord, to manipulate or to take revenge. Unfortunately, you are the elephant of the zodiac and seldom forget a slight or transgression. Well, fine, go ahead and remember, just do not act on that memory in a reactive, unprincipled way. Better yet, take that memory and use it for good. Find a way to forgive (without forgetting, of course) and create strategies to transform the harm into healing. If someone talks trash about you and you hear about it, DO NOT reciprocate in kind. Rather, find something pleasant, even flattering to say about the perpetrator.  Kind words are powerful and create a resonance of positive energy that will surround you and reach the other’s consciousness either literally or subliminally.  It is how one creates positive and healing karma. And Scorpio Moon, above almost all others has the ability to shift negative karma.

This Full Moon is a second chance energy. It sits almost exactly square the nodes. Use this opportunity to deliberate on the choices you are making and to really penetrate into the heart of the matter.  Why, exactly are you doing the things that you are doing? Will the choices you are making help to create security for you or will they send you even farther into confusion. The call to action is autonomous responsibility, an awareness that YOU are the boss of yourself and that blaming external factors will get you nowhere. This is your drama, baby, and you are the leading actor in it. It sounds easy enough—don’t we all take responsibility for what we create?—but, in fact, most of us do incline to shifting blame or projecting that which should be ours to own onto the others around us.  “Well, if she hadn’t asked me to go along with her, I wouldn’t have ended up there…”  Have you ever thought that? Or, something like that? Sure you have. So, with Pluto conjunct Mars in Capricorn, the energy of efficiency of management, and Saturn supporting the Moon with Capricornian strength of purpose and gutsy nerve, there is more than enough energy to actually follow through on resolutions that may be on the shelf. Drag them down, dust them and start all over again.  Yes, I will lose that weight. Yes, I will stop being a shopaholic—or any other kind of ‘holic’ that there is.  It takes honesty, a commitment to purpose and then the grit to grind it out. Scorpio Moon makes the promise that if there is a will, there is always a way.

 

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are :

A FELLOWSHIP SUPPER

&

A RED CROSS NURSE

Devotion, dedication and a true and willing heart. When you want to go deep, you have to be prepared for that moment when you just might get the bends. Surrounding yourself with like-minded energy, with friends and lovers who are rooting for you to grow and evolve and with pure thoughts to fill up a pure heart is the key. Whatever the choice is that you have to make, keep examining your deepest motivations, self-check when doubt rises to the surface and take counsel from those you can trust.

Remember, Scorpio is all about secrets so, dive into your deepest secrets and make sure that they are for building up and not tearing down. If you do find darkness down there in your heart, root it out. Anger only hurts the angry one. Bitterness leaves you with a bad taste, not the other. Fear stops the heart from loving. The antidote to all of these negative emotions and any others that you may be feeling is LOVE, not the little love that we toss back and forth to each other; the BIG LOVE, that transcends the human condition and moves us just a little closer to the divine.

 

Thought for the Month

I can transform my reality to better represent who I truly am…

 

 

New Moon in Aries, 2018

NEW MOON IN ARIES: April 15, 2018 @ 8:59 pm CDT

 

Flash!

Bang!

Boom!!!

Seeding time; conception; beginnings; the quickening…all phrases that evoke the expectant energy of the New Moon, this time, as we edge into the latter weeks of April, situated at the end of the third decanate of Aries.

It’s a potent lunation, activated by both Jupiter (inconjunct) & Pluto (square) and surrounded by Eris & Uranus on either side. This is a no holds barred, let’s get down to it—whatever it is!—in your face energy.

There’s an operational contract that is ongoing between the energies of Aries & Scorpio. Traditionally, both of these archetypal forces were ruled by Mars, nicely reflecting the outer and inner expression of action. Secondly, Mars & Pluto are linked in much the same way. Mars is symbolic of the external expression of will while Pluto symbolizes the deep, often inaccessible urges of the soul force. With Jupiter currently transiting Scorpio and in aspect to this lunation, there is a suggestion of a real power potential for getting things going. The call to action is to go deep and really get a handle on what your next step should be. The sense is that everything could end up anywhere, that its all up for grabs, that something needs to shift and the sooner the better—even yesterday, thank you very much.

Aries waits for no one. Scorpio tends to do it on its own. Put those two things together and we get the sense that we have come to a time of decision. With Pluto lending loads of energy to this time of beginnings, there is a sense that strategies can be laid, plans made and enacted. It’s a great energy of action at a time when action is exactly what is needed. If you are angry, use it. If you are frustrated, lose it. Put emotions to the side where you can access them and get strategic.

Both Mars & Saturn are still in Capricorn, providing a steadiness that is more than necessary with all of that irrepressible fiery late degree Aries energy. In the last decanate of Aries, Sagittarius is woven into the tapestry giving Aries an even more raucous nature. This is all about the far horizon, the impossible quest, the unreachable star, the dream that we hope we are dreaming. So, think big. Think hard and long. Think the unthinkable—in a good way, of course. With so much energy in the mix, something is inevitable. Our part in all of this is that we should get with the process and not allow mere instinct to call the shots. Unless Aries is well managed, that is exactly what will transpire. Ultimately, Aries is pure instinct, untethered to ration or reason. We need it, no question. Its what makes things happen but as we grow and evolve, we want to include considered response into all that action. That’s the job that Capricorn does in this drama. Aries is pulling hard to move forward and Capricorn is holding steady at the rear so that we don’t all fall down.

But its spring. Its time to crawl out of our caves. Its time to squint up at the sun and throw back our heads in delight that the geese are back. We have a few months ahead where we can enjoy being in motion. This lunation reminds us of what that motion feels like—KABOOM!!

The SABIAN SYMBOLS for this New Moon are:

A LOST OPPORTUNITY REGAINED IN THE IMAGINATION

&

AN AEROPLANE HOVERING OVER HEAD

 

Here we get the sense that we can turn things around and that we are absolutely on the edge of doing so. There is always a potential for another try at whatever it is that you think that you have botched or missed. Opportunity is ongoing. It is up to us to find that opportunity and to work it. If you don’t win the lottery with ticket number one, what’s stopping you from buying another ticket? Failure only concretizes when we stop trying to succeed. The key is effort, resilience, fortitude and courage in the face of resistance. Those who are successful worked HARD to get their success. It did not just fall into their laps. So, if you can imagine it, you can pursue it, and IT CAN HAPPEN with your will power and determination added into the mix. The sense of impending eventuality is so strong at this present moment that we cannot imagine that something will NOT happen. It must. It is almost upon us, hovering overhead, almost seen. What is necessary for every one of us at this moment is fearlessness and faith. So, if you feel fear anywhere in your body and mind, face it square on and tell it to go away in no uncertain terms. There is just no room for hesitation or equivocation. Just do it, baby, just do it.

 

Prayer for the month:

FILL ME WITH FAITH AND

FILL ME WITH POWER

I AM THE STANDARD BEARER

WHO STANDS GUARD ON THE TOWER

 

CRW 2018

 

 

FULL MOON IN LIBRA: MARCH 31, 2018 @ 7:37 AM CDT

Ah, the ethereal glow of the Full Moon, this month in the graceful sign of Libra. March began with a Full Moon & it is ending with a Full Moon. This is referred to as a Blue Moon visitation; the Moon reaches its fullness for a second time in one month.
In folklore, the March Full Moon is called either the WORM MOON or the SAP MOON, indicating that the worms are waking from their slumber and that the sap is beginning to run. Here, north of the 49th we are beginning to wonder if either of these things will ever happen! The winter has been long.

However, any way you look at it—and, please, do go out and look at it, this is one of the sweetest Full Moons of the year. Libra energy is soft and lovely and those who are actually born under a Libra Moon, are blessed with one of the kindest of hearts. Relationships play a significant role in their lives and they seek every avenue of cooperation and compromise that they are able to. If you have a Libra Moon person in your life, you are lucky. They will always make you feel loved and significant! They can’t help it; it just comes naturally.

The Libra Full Moon focuses her beam directly on the exuberant Aries Sun, providing a wee bit of balance and mindfulness. Libra is all about ‘the other’ while Aries is a complete celebration of self. When the two perspectives are integrated, a good working relationship can be developed. Take the time to sit and plan out the projects that you are undertaking. Consider consequences for actions that you feel compelled to make. Take off the rose coloured glasses and really examine all possible outcomes. If there is one thing that we have discovered is that others do not always react to what we do in the way that we think they will. Yikes! So sit and deliberate on just what might occur if you leap into that unknown territory of ACTIONS TAKEN.

Mercury is retrograde until mid-April and beyond if you count the shadow degrees (which you should), so this adds to the energy of consideration and deliberation. The way to get the biggest bang for your buck during retrograde periods is to SLOW DOWN, both literally and metaphorically. Take a second look. Give a second thought. Measure twice. You get it. The retrogrades are wired into the whole scheme of things for a reason. Maximize the opportunity.

Mars just moved into Capricorn and will conjoin both Saturn and Pluto in the next couple of months. Those of you born under Capricorn should feel an extra surge of energy, a compulsion to put those track shoes on and get moving. Both the Moon and Mars are triggers, indicators of action so this month with a cardinal Full Moon and a cardinal Mars, energy picks up steam.

Jupiter is retrograding in Scorpio providing us with even more of a focus. Hey, all you Scorpio Suns, are you enjoying crawling out from under your rocks? When Jupiter transits any sign, opportunities can present themselves accordingly.

Saturn is slowing down considerably in preparation for his retrograde in Capricorn. This can be a very steadying influence if you have dotted your ‘I’s’ & crossed your ‘t’s. The key is always attention to detail. Pay attention.

We are right on the edge of the once in 8 year energetic shift of Uranus. He moves into Taurus in May. At this late degree placement, 28-30 of Aries, be ready for the unpredictable in the Aries sector of your chart.

Finally, Pluto is virtually at a standstill @ 22* of Capricorn, ready to station retrograde on April 22. As you can see, the energy fully supports caution, consideration, review and refinement.

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are:
A PROFESSOR PEERING OVER HIS GLASSES
&
THE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNTRY

We are encouraged to be sovereign in all that we do, take responsibility for the construct fo our reality and carefully consider all thoughts and actions as we do so. Why do you do the things that you do? What are the fundamentals of your value system? Are you comfortable with the decisions that have brought you to this place in your life journey? Is there something that you can change to improve your situation? Are you willing to do what is necessary to get to where you want to be? Oh my, so many things to review!

With all of the retrograde energy around us, it is clear that the divine is asking us to take the time to scope out the landscape. With the weather turning, the sun getting stronger, the days getting longer, we can start to move out of our lairs and sit under the sky and contemplate just what, exactly, we might like to do! Don’t worry, there will be plenty of time to actually do whatever it might be!

THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH
BE THE FRIEND YOU WANT TO FIND

PISCES NEW MOON 2018

Pisces New Moon, March 17, 2018 @ 8:14 am

We have arrived!

This is the last New Moon before the Equinox, a time of birth & growth, especially here in northern climes. It is somehow fitting that we are on the brink of the turn of the seasons & we experience a Pisces New Moon, the last and most complex energy of the entire zodiac.

In Pisces all comes together in one whole. This is where we dream our dreams and this is where we find our souls.

This is a most magical, a most mystical and a most dynamic New Moon. Think Lucid Dreaming. This is a process whereby the dream does not dream you but rather, you direct the dream. With the energy of this lunation around you, you can take the step into self-directed purposeful action via the dreaming process. Dreaming, in fact, is not limited to the hours of sleep but can also be present when the self is fully awake, conscious and in flux. In some ways this is the most powerful of all dreaming states. We can truly ‘dream ourselves into full aliveness’ while engaged in lucid and/or wakeful dreaming.

What is your dream? What do you need to do to make that dream a reality? Are you fully alert and ready to direct that dream?

This lunation suggests an urgency of action, a need to change things up, a hunger for new ideas to fill up the empty places in our psyches. Jupiter, the god of growth and abundance strongly aligns with the New Moon at 24* Scorpio. When Jupiter is transiting Scorpio, the call to action is ACHIEVEMENT. The self begins to explore all the possible ways that it can express itself more fully, more brilliantly than ever before. There is born an ‘appetite’ for accomplishment. In the case of this particular alignment of energies, the emphasis is on the interior self and how it can best be represented through positive and purposeful action in the world out there. Naturally, first one has to become comfortable with who one is so that the action taken is founded on a solid sense of self.

Mercury is soon to turn retrograde in Aries. Exercise caution, both in thought and action. Watch your feet. Literally and figuratively. I have heard of actual stumbles when this little fellow is retrograding through Aries energy and of course, thoughts can get thoroughly jumbled up so that the result is confusion and chaos. Aries is fast…always. Fast to start and fast to the finish. Mercury rules the mind, the nervous system, the limbs so you can imagine the rest of the story. Slow down consciously. It will still seem fast.

Mars is just about to land firmly into Capricorn where he is the King of the World. This gives the potential of actually making some of those dreams come into fruition. Key strategy? Hard work. Mars in Capricorn is no slouch and revels in taking on task after task after task…well, you see where I’m going. Diligence. Application. Determination. Perseverance. Yup, that is what makes Mars happy when he is transiting Capricorn.

New Moons lay down the groundwork for the month ahead. This time around, the heavens suggest that it is entirely up to you. Dream big. Dream long and dream hard. What is there to lose, really?

The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon are:

A HARVEST MOON

&

GRAND DAMES AT TEA

We can be anything that we aspire to. There is an inherent nobility in the human spirit. (Really, there is.) But, along with nobility comes responsibility. How are you using the gifts that you have been given? Have you fully accepted the responsibility that comes along with those gifts? Are you serving self alone or do you have the impulse to ‘do good’ in the community of your choice? The second symbol asks us to consider all these things. Whatever the answer is, however we undertake to express our gifts, the light of the harvest moon will reveal all. In the end, we surely do reap what we have sown.

 

Thought for this New Moon

Be all that you have ever wanted to be and be good!