FULL Moon in Virgo 2/19/19
The Sun has moved into Pisces soon thereafter is FULL Moon in Virgo. Both at 0 degrees ushers in a feeling of newness, the Fool in Tarot or beginning energy. This is the first FULL Moon after the Lunar New Year or Chinese New Year two weeks ago.
Virgo is the archetype of the Virgin, as there is some implied naivete. The essence that is important in Virgo is humility and approaching life as if there is constant and never-ending improvement. Of course, we aim for mastery, yet there is so much to be gained by viewing the world with a lens that says "perfection is evolving, and through effort, I can choose to do my best at all times". Virgo does not sit in ego, yet rather invites the perspective that perfection can come through moving with humility. When we have humility, we are open to different ways to be. Virgo accepts that through service, we honor ourselves and others, and move closer to perfection.
Mars is flowing in aspect to the Full Moon with its recent move into Taurus. Taurus does not rush and although Mars is the Planet of Will and Action, we are advised to slow down and be in our bodies. When we ground ourselves and allow for the subtle natural rhythms, we can find that we can move forward more effortlessly now. Chiron has moved into Aries asking us to have the courage and face our fears.
The Virgo FULL Moon reminds us that self- care and our health are very important. Through taking care of ourselves we can be an open channel to the greater mysteries and divinity in our world.
How can we slow down and tune into our body? What is our saying to us? If we choose to make decisions that align us with our greatest self-care in mind, what happens? Do we feel more connected to all that is?
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The asteroid Chiron, known as the wounded healer, is at the tail end of spending time in Pisces. On February 18, Chiron will enter Aries and stay there for the rest of the year. We had a glimpse of Chiron in Aries from April 17 to September 26 in 2018. In mythology Chiron was a Centaur, 1/2 man, 1/2 horse who was immortal and could not heal himself. He needed to learn to accept his wounding and incorporate that part of himself, his fears and insecurities, and rise above the wounds. In that process, he learned how to help others overcome their deep wounds.
With Chiron at the last degree of Pisces, the message is to "Let go, forgive, and release!" Pisces is the sign of the Mystic, the one who has one foot in this world and one in the heavens. Pisces is in the zodiacal journey learning to surrender to all that is. Control is an illusion and through aligning with the vast universe, Pisces finds peace. Pisces work is to let go and forgive as carrying the burdens and pains of the world do not serve. We can choose to release and turn over our ailments to the divine.
Since September 27th, all of us may have felt a particular wound was weighing heavy on us. We may have felt a crisis of faith or a lack of trust in the bigger picture. We may have witnessed or experienced some of our most challenging moments, moments that had us on our knees in anguish. These experiences may have led us to our faith, to the greater meaning of life.
Are there ways that you have been able to rise above the chaos and find compassion for yourself and others? Are you willing to forgive? Forgiveness does not mean that you have to forget wrongdoings. It means you choose to not allow that transgression to take hold of you. You choose to let go and not allow that energy to keep a space in your heart. It is a gift to give yourself.
As we step into Chiron in Aries, the journey will be more about courage. Courage to let your insecurities not be in the driver seat. To face your fears and do it anyway. To be brave in a world where you question whether you can weather the storm. Finding your courage and conviction will be the opportunity to develop yourself and heal. Channeling your inner warrior is the assignment. Stay strong and carry on!
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Winter Solstice is today at 2:23 PM PST, and marks the moment when the Sun enters the sign of Capricorn. Capricorn, the sign of the Mountain Goat, and the hard-working, industrious person who is driven to reach peaks and obtain mastery of something. In the Northern Hemisphere, this always symbolizes the wintertime and the dying season. All the leaves fall and many things go back to the darkest level of living until the water and sunshine returns in spring. It is the time of pure raw existence, no fluff, just survival and an efficient plan to do so. Capricorn is a sign you know will have earthly items that make it possible to be ready for any complication. Waste is not valued and so the organization of one's life is important, making Plan B always at the ready.
Solstice or SOUL stice harkens in the light. Light is the warmth that opens our soul and our spirit. We inherently love the Sun, and sunsets and sunrises. The Sun is so vital to our very existence and this day is to celebrate the Sun's return. It has been slowly winding down to less and less time each day with us. This can make us feel like sleeping more and spending more time with the dark of night. Cold Fall nights bring fireplace's and hot cocoa, something we desire to replace the warmth of the Sun's light.
Uranus will be flowing easily to the Sun encouraging the Sun to follow it's own guide, not the one prescribed by anyone else, but the path that speaks to YOU and maybe only you. New insights are also possible to ignite the fires of passion. Mars and Chiron in Pisces will ask for us to let go and surrender, even to finally release that familiar wound, that limiting belief, that troll on your shoulder. Commune with the spirits, meditate and go within to find the map of your spiritual journey.
Today marks the beginning of Winter. As the Sun returns, the cold intensifies and we see more things fall away as the light returns nurturing seeds of new life. In this way, this time of year is to say goodbye and let go to what does not serve your light, surrender it to the dark, releasing it and beginning to call in your light. When you think of the Sun in all it's glory, does it question if it's light is too bright? Does the Sun wonder if maybe today it should not shine, perhaps people are tired of the light, maybe it's light isn't good enough?
NO! The Sun shines and does so with great vigor, and each of us has that spark, that light that shines without hesitation. Yes, sometimes clouds or other weather conditions impact our experience of the Sun's light, yet it is shining brightly behind it all. SHINE your light says the Sun on Winter Solstice and you will blossom in Springtime!
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Mercury is doing that retrograde thing again where we can anticipate slowdowns and sometimes delays in anything related to communication or movement. Hermes, the Mercurial god that had wings on his feet is not as efficient at the moment. Of course, all things happen for a reason and the review process always helps us check in with ourselves to remember where we truly want to go. Humans have a tendency to get caught in the hamster wheel or the conditioned life of habit, and a little change or difficulty to the constant mind-numbing drive can help perspective.
Not only is Mercury retrograde, but also out of bounds. Out of bounds means Mercury has gone beyond the ecliptic (orbit of the Sun in a year) and that makes it less controllable, more rebellious. As it is outside of the container, it can bring alternative thinking. In Sagittarius, Mercury wants to be optimistic and believe in the big dream becoming reality. Mercury in this position may have the effect of us being really excited about something that others may not comprehend. We should contemplate the possibilities that arise, knowing that great change comes from taking risks to travel a different road.
Pisces has a large presence in the sky today. Mars, Moon, Neptune, and asteroid Chiron are all in the sign of Pisces. This can have us wanting to sleep away the day. We may find we are caught in the daydream. We may crave music and anything that transcends our mundane reality. Pisces communes with all that is and honors compassion. Soften your hard edges today and allow yourself some downtime to explore your imagination.
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” the French philosopher, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
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Jupiter enters Sagittarius
Jupiter, King of the Gods, entered the home sign of Sagittarius yesterday. Jupiter is the Planet of Expansion and being the largest Planet to the Sun has a BIG presence. Sagittarius is FIRE and often associated with optimism and good luck. Fire is infectious energy, just like a blazing fire, it ignites what it comes into contact with. As Jupiter enters Sagittarius for one year, we may all bear good fortune.
As of right now, the Moon and Mercury are also in Sagittarius so there is an alignment with our feelings and our communications. Sagittarius believes the answers lie just over the next horizon so the sense of possibility is strong. Known as the great adventurer and philosopher as a result of this belief keeping the engines and drive motivated to carry on no matter what arises.
Jupiter EXPANDS what it touches and as we know in life there is always light and shadow to make life whole. In evolutionary astrology, the branch of astrology I practice, we believe that casting strong light also casts strong shadows. Life is a balance and we have a choice to choose the light side or the dark side. Much like we saw in Star Wars as Luke and Darth Vader were in contrast, one in the light and one showing the power of the dark side.
In this way, what is dark Jupiter? Dark Jupiter can display things as too good to be true, or as something glistening so brightly we become blinded and lose perspective. It is the promise that is larger than life and never comes true. It is the seduction of optimism that can lead down a road of feeling manipulated if you lose grasp of what is really true for you.
We can welcome and cherish what good things come our way this year, and also remember to not lose sight of ourselves. Always check in with your body and soul to see if you are in alignment. Enjoy the FIRE and hold to the belief that the answers are sitting just over the next horizon, waiting for you to discover them.
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Details, Perfection, and Health
The Moon continues it's journey in Virgo today. Virgo is striving for perfection. In this way, Virgo approaches life from the lens of 'constant and never-ending improvement'. Virgo can quickly see the flaws and what can be 'made better'. Virgo can see the ultimate perfect potential and that motivates Virgo into action. Virgo knows if you do the daily steps towards your goal, the reward will be realized in the end. Archetypally, the energy of Virgo is the Maiden or the Servant. This does not imply slavery per se, however a humble approach of allows for the energy of openness to see what is possible.
As we are still under the strong influence of Uranus opposing Venus, the Virgo Moon may drive us towards what is wrong and may be fixed in our relationships. Pluto is attempting to speak to the Moon and input what may bring on real healing if addressed.
The warning today is to watch your tongue as Mercury is in Sagittarius which is fire energy. It is quick moving and can take on the energy of "I KNOW" if taken too far. In addition, Mercury is "out of bounds" which means it is in a distance from the ecliptic that makes it a little bit rebellious. When in out of bounds condition, it can want to carve its own way and not follow the herd.
This energy inspires genius insight as it can innovate. Use this energy to bring insight and perspective in the most constructive way possible. Be open to a different way to communicate and listen to the messages from the universe tapping you on the shoulder to guide you in a better direction. Sagittarius is the great visionary, so let the visions emerge, no matter how far fetched they may appear.
Venus has been retrograde for a little bit now. Venus is asking us to turn inward and contemplate our values, our relationships, what brings us pleasure, and where we find beauty. She has moved into the sign of Libra. Venus has been in deep penetrating Scorpio, the unleasher of the shadow and master composter. As she shifts into "Let's Compromise and Negotiate" Libra we find the push on relating even stronger. Libra is the sign of balance and strives to get to an equal playing field, yet that does not come naturally.
Whenever a Planet is at 29 degrees , what we say the 'final degree', there is no messing around. Venus in this position will be asking us to set the record straight. The strong opposition from Uranus is prodding us to take everything we know in our bones and body, and listen up.
As Uranus and Venus sit in tension to the Nodes of the Moon, we are at a 'crossroads'. We are addressing our past and our future like never before. What is our ultimate truth? We have been in the place of detachment in order to gain perspective on our lives, and now the question becomes, how will we shine forth offering our unique spark? What do we truly value and want to bring into the world? What relationships are working and which ones no longer fit?
Our bodies are acting like tuning forks at the moment, offering true knowing. We are being called to pay attention to what is throwing us off balance and make a decision. If you feel a push or tension with those you are relating to or what you value is shifting, know this is all for your higher calling. Sometimes letting go is allowing for the birth of creation.
Any Full Moon has the possibility of carrying intense energy, and this one definitely fits that bill. With the Moon so tightly connecting with Uranus, Lord of Thunderbolts and Lightning, we can expect the unexpected. Uranus is the liberator, the one who breaks free from hardened, secure reality and says "Hey, this path over here has your number!" What???! As if out of nowhere, this electric, flashing, obscure, windy road appears and all you can see is a rainbow of lights moving around. You have never seen this kind of road before and you really cannot tell where it leads, yet the magnetic pull towards it draws you in. Mr. Toads wild ride? Close, but not quite, and you know you will have to roll with it rely on your senses.
Taurus is the sign associated the body's wisdom and desiring to calm down and " BE ZEN" is its motto. Well, good luck with that under when Uranus is around. We want to tune into what the body is saying, as it feels the sensations and carries deep knowing. With Uranus, it is trying to break open whatever is fixed and predictable to bring us to a more aligned place in ourselves. We go about our lives sometimes in autopilot- wake up, roll over, walk to the bathroom, brush our teeth, go make coffee, have a shower....you know the drill. Well, the drill can lead us into an unconscious state and Uranus is making sure we 'wake up' and do more than smell the coffee.
In rolls the Scorpio Sun, now the sh*t is getting real. Scorpio Sun asks for TRUTH at all costs, no matter the information- DONT cherry coat it. The Sun is prodding the Moon to look at any elephants that are in the room. As the Moon may desire to turn away, the Scorpio Sun beams the living truth and asks the Moon to address what it may have been sweeping under the rug in order to take a nap.
The Sun is right next to Venus which is the Planet of relationships and what we value. Not only may we be having our own experiences of life shifting in ways we didn't foresee, it can play out in our relationships. Our intimate relationships that are deeper than our friends at the coffee shop kinda relationships. The relationships that have the ability to make us cry and reach the greatest highs. Those relationships that rely on great trust to flourish are all being raked over the coals at the moment.
As Venus is retrograde, we are in a reevaluation, a coming to terms with where we have been with others and how can we take all we know and move forward in our greatest authenticity. The truth must be set free. Right now there is no avoiding the large elephant that wants you to honor him and walk with him down the winding, shining, electric path to your freedom.
The Moons Nodes, the bearers of our evolving lives are in the mix telling us that all that is occurring is for our growth towards who we are becoming. We can leave the past behind and move towards the light of our Awakening to our TRUEST selves.
The Stars are Talking! 9.19.18
Today we find the Moon in Capricorn. It just went by Pluto, which can bring a more serious tone to life, as Capricorn is making sure we are reaching towards something of value, and Pluto leans into transformative work. Of greater interest at the moment is the Lunar Nodes. The Nodes of the Moon are not actual masses but points in space that indicate where the Moon crosses the Ecliptic. The Ecliptic is the path of the Sun in a year. When the Moon and Sun line up on the Ecliptic, we have an (drumroll)_____________________ ECLIPSE!!!
In the context of Evolutionary Astrology, we refer to the South Node of the Moon (upside down horseshoe) as the Past that ideally you are bringing with you those learned talents as well as moving towards the North Node (horseshoe symbol that makes an N shape). When applied to the collective, we look at the Nodes when we see activity being triggered.
Over the entire Summer Mars was hanging out with the South Node in a retrograde state. Retrogrades imply the past as well as the South Node. This put an energetic spin on all situations this Summer that made the energy field akin to the past. In the vain of Aquarius, the experience may have seemed a little unpredictable, without a filter, and/or traumatic. Aquarius is a sign of genius, and it arises thereby not following the herd and therefore, as a change agent can get a lot of flack. In our personal lives, we may have been reminded of old wounds and old traumas that pushed us in the direction of claiming our authentic selves, no matter how different we are. As we know, moving outside the box does not feel comfortable, yet it leads to liberation.
Back to today, we find Uranus in Square aspect to the Nodes of the Moon. When this occurs, the Planet of Thunder and Lightning is interacting with the journey of our evolution. Uranus may decide to "shake things up" as it abhors routine and conditioned reality. Venus in Scorpio is across from Uranus, also squaring the Nodes. Venus rules relating to others and our values. Venus in Scorpio will seek to keep our relating really really real, no BS, no matter how hard it is for us. Ultimately, the potential to bring up experiences with others that may shock us or derail us, and we need to have in order to transform the muck into gold, and our best direction forward. Saturn will do his best to settle the potential chaos and remind us to look at the bigger picture and commit to what will stand the test of time.
Hang on to your hats! It looks like by Saturday the Moon will move into Pisces bringing us into sentimental and romantic feelings. Venus will start to chill and the Sun will shift to Libra on Sunday asking us to consider the other and seek balance and peace.
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Sagittarius Moon 9/15/2018
The Moon entered Sagittarius last night from Scorpio. The last few days may have had a bit of an intense edge as Scorpio is fulfilled by the rich and raw deep truths of our existence. It is keen to pick up what is not being said, what shadows would like to emerge and the nirvana of very close intimacy. As the Moon met up with Jupiter in Scorpio, the essence of Scorpio's desire was further emphasized. Did anything come up for you in the past day and a half that brought you closer to ultimate truth?
Now we have shifted to the Sagittarius energy which believes the answers lie just around the next bend. This belief gives Sagittarius an optimistic view of life. Sagittarius holds that life is a journey and it's unfolding brings more and more knowledge. In this way, Sagittarius can enjoy traveling to foreign lands and experiencing different cultures in order to bring more understanding to the meaning of our existence.
Today the Moon will commune with Chiron, the Wounded Healer. A centaur that had a cut which could not heal as he was immortal. The wound had to be incorporated and integrated into the self and through this journey, Chiron became able to help others heal their wounds. Aries is the sign associated with courage, so courage to be yourself is at play with this energy.
May this day bring you great adventures that offer you the courage to be YOU. May the optimism and belief that the answer lies just over the next horizon invigorate your soul!
Hold that dial, Saturn is Stationing.
If Saturn were music it would be something classical like Vivaldi Four Seasons. An accomplished piece of work that stands the test of time. It is such a beautiful musical composition that it moves the listener and can create an individual moving experience. Saturn likes when hard work and discipline result in a masterpiece. One must study for years to master an instrument.
Saturn has been retrograde since April 19th. Today the Planet stations. This means after spinning backward in relation to us, it is stopping (stationing) and tomorrow it will move forward (direct).
Now is the time to look back at all that has transpired since April 19th. What goals or commitments have you been encountering or thinking about? It is time to bring those ideas into manifestation as it moves forward. Time to act.
This may show up as a "crossroads"- time to make a choice. Time to choose what direction and where you are willing to stay the course and commit. Do the hard work necessary to commit to the end game, pushing yourself each day towards the top of the mountain.
Mars is DIRECT, time to move forward!
Mars went retrograde on June 26th. If there is any Planet not so happy being retrograde it would be Mars. If you look at the glyph of Mars, it is a circle with an arrow. Arrows point outward and indicate direct force. When arrows are spinning in the reverse direction, things can be quite challenging- depression (anger turned inwards) or frustrating.
Mars has been directing us personally to stop in our tracks and review where we have been. It may have been bringing in old wounds as well. This is not always so comfortable. In addition, when we want to get certain things done and get our life moving, and Mars is saying "it is time for retrospection and reconsideration", we can feel frustrated. It could lead to anger pointed at ourselves leading to depression or however your anger manifests without an outlet.
Think back to June 26th and what was happening then. What issue may have surfaced in the past few months? Have you seen things from a different perspective than before? Are there new goals or aspirations, desires, that have spoken to you that could be launched now that Mars in is forward, direct motion?
It has been a Summer of many Planets in retrograde. Saturn, the Lord of Karma and Discipline, will come out of retrograde September 8th, this will really help to allow for hard work to pay off.
The Moon is in Aries, the Mars ruled Moon. It is fire and courage that guides the Aries energy. Aries can be naturally courageous or learning how to be in this lifetime. Attracting opportunities to defend and be victorious, a natural bravery may be experienced when Aries energy is on the table.
So go on, get a moving, honor your passion, and take steps forward to get where you want to go! For a more personal understanding, consider a reading www.crescentmoonastrology.com
The Sun enters Virgo today after spending 30 days in Leo. Virgo is all about making something better. There is a natural affinity to being able to see how something could be improved. There is also a real commitment with this sign to stay the course. The inspiration is the betterment of something, no matter how much daily effort is required. It is the hard-worker of the zodiac, ideally coming from a place of humility. Sometimes associated with the Servant, it is aligned with the desire to serve and improve something for the world.
Leo is about creation in itself, Virgo is about serving that creation. Virgo will refine it as necessary when the chinks appear in the armor. Saturn and Uranus have been in early Earth sign degrees so the Sun will trine both of them and be inspired by their messages. Saturn is saying, "Commit already". While Saturn is currently in retrograde, it is a little less enforceful, more reminding us of the long range goals we have set for ourselves. How we can stay to that path once it goes direct in the beginning of September?
With the influence of Uranus, Uranus is touting the importance of being present with your body. What are some of the inspirations coming from your basic embodied self? Do a body scan and see what areas of your body may be out of alignment. We all have chakras or energy centers running up and down our body. What part is weak or strong? How might you fortify the less vital sections of your body?
The Moon right next to Mars may make us feel a certain urgency to do it all and make up for lost time. Take in the messages and begin to point your arrow in the direction of where you want to go starting August 28th when Mars goes direct. Keep your cool and lean into the Grand Earth Triine that seeks to give us a sense of stability among any potential chaos.
For a more personal understanding, consider a reading which looks at what energies you were born with and how the Planets are influencing you now.
Grand Earth Trine (Almost)
We are nearing the last few days of the Sun being in Leo at 28 degrees. All signs are 30 degrees, so when it gets to 0 in 2 days, it will be the beginning of Virgo. We see a Capricorn Moon and Uranus in Taurus and including the Sun we get a Grand Earth Trine. And yet, almost. With the Sun in a fire sign at the final degrees, we get to see that last spark of creation. What is it that is truly still burning after a month of fire energy? Where are the last bit of embers still holding true?
With a supportive Saturn in Capricorn near the Moon today, we may feel the need to reconfirm our long range goals. We yearn to bring something of form and importance to our world. What are those things that only you can bring forth? With Uranus in the mix, we always want to look at what sets us apart from the crowd. What is it that is truly unique about us that sometimes makes others squirm, however we are that essence at the core. We all bring something different to the table, it can be a life journey learning how to express that individuality. Uranus will always be your master in that area of life.
Let the sparks of inspiration flow in while you keep a grounded center, leaning into the Earth energy that wants to stabilize you. If you feel a little scattered, go outside and root into the core of the Earth, commune and thank our Mother Earth who is always there to hold us up and keep us on the ground.
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Moon in Scorpio Opposing Uranus
The Moon enters Scorpio this morning. Scorpio is a water sign that is associated with the depths of the water where it is still. As it is so deep, there can be little light. Scorpio is tapped into the picture beyond the picture. It is keenly aware of the elephant in the room. Seeking to bond deeply once it has gained trust, it wants to penetrate and embrace the true reality. True reality always contains darkness and light. Scorpio is not afraid to honor the darkness, rather it finds a richness and an vitality by feeling it all.
Today the Moon will oppose Uranus, the Planet of Awakening. Uranus seeks to break the mold in order to lead to higher consciousness. We may experience a deeper awareness of our reality today. The truth of our lives, the parts we may have shoved into the closet, may break open today. Aiding in this energy towards truthful awareness is Jupiter in Scorpio, the Planet of Expansion. Jupiter will seek to make the issue as large as possible so we can see and feel them.
The major news story this morning is "Husband confesses to killing family". This fits perfectly in the energy of the moment. Dark reality and truth coming out. The energy of right now need not be dark, it may be also deeply emotional and bonding, rich in intimacy and connection.
Keep open to whatever is arising for you. Accept that what may be unearthed is brought to your consciousness order to bring clarity. We can take steps towards honoring our feelings, resulting in deeper bonds and connections. Watch for a beautiful Moon with Jupiter very close by in the sky tonight.
Mars moves into Capricorn, Virgo Moon
Mars has been retrograde most of the Summer. Today it moves back into Capricorn. Capricorn is a different energy than Aquarius where it has been since end of May. Capricorn's main goal is work towards building something grand. Associated with mountains, this sign sees that hard work and diligence will bring you to the peak. It is conscious that Rome was not built in a day and through concentrated and focused effort, we can move mountains.
With the Planet of Will and Desire moving back into Capricorn, we ask ourselves what was happening around May 14th? We are revisiting that time from a retrospective viewpoint. What did we want at that time? What long range goals were we working on? How can we reignite that commitment and discipline to move forward and continue the momentum?
With the Moon in Virgo, we may feel like we want to cross the t's and dot the i's. No stone left unturned. We may feel like being thorough in our work or finally have the will to complete a task that has seemed mundane or boring.
It is a good time to check in with your health, how can you improve those daily routines? It is a wonderful time to center yourself and ground with the Earth. Things may seem quite solid right now, leaning into the dense rooted energy happening with 5 Planets in Earth signs.
Spend some time contemplating your big goals and formulate a way to make that happen. It may be a little easier at the moment with a steady foundation.
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Leo Solar Eclipse 8.11.18
Early this morning, the Sun and the Moon united to bring a Solar Eclipse and a New Moon in Leo. In order to have an Eclipse, the Sun and Moon cross each other near the Ecliptic, an event that does not happen at every New Moon. Eclipses bring on a certain intensity as the Sun and Moon enter each others energy fields and shift things visually and internally. Can you feel it?
Leo is symbolized by the Child, the Performer and Kings and Queens. Ruled by the Sun, it is a vibrant, beaming, radiant sign that exudes warmth. Often associated with creativity and play, this is a fun sign to be around. As the Sun lights up whatever it touches, Leo can have a large glowing presence, seeking to see that big light reflected back. As we know in the solar system every Planet orbits around the Sun, making this sign the attract of our life force energy. Wherever we have Leo in our chart, we are called to get creative, playful and express ourselves.
Under this Solar Eclipse energy, we find that there is a concentration of energy in Leo. As it is around a New Moon, typically that means a New beginning where we can plant our intentions to bloom at Full Moon. As this Eclipse occurs near the North Node of the Moon, it's aim is to make shifts to propel us towards our future. Where might you be holding yourself back and need to shine? Is there creative expression that is just waiting to be given birth?
Solar Eclipses can create outward life changes that may be unexpected. Often life force energy will fade out (death) or arise (birth). Pay attention to whatever is being born and what is falling away may no longer serve you anymore.
Each of us is a unique being having a particular energetic combination as the chart cast from the moment of your birth reflects. You were born to exude the light from within, that spark of divine creation that is always with you. How can you empower that life force and let it loose? Honoring your individual makeup through shining outward your playful essence fosters growth for the rest of your chart. Shine on You Crazy diamond!
Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun
Shine on you crazy diamond
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky
Shine on you crazy diamond
You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom
Blown on the steel breeze
Come on you target for faraway laughter
Come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine
You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon
Shine on you crazy diamond
Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light
Shine on you crazy diamond
Well you wore out your welcome with random precision
Rode on the steel breeze
Come on you raver, you seer of visions
Come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine
Songwriters: David Jon Gilmour / Rick Wright / Roger Waters
Shine On You Crazy Diamond lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc
Venus Square Saturn
Venus, the goddess of Love, the Planet of what pleases us and what we find beautiful is "squaring" Saturn. Venus in Libra is about balance and the give and take in relationships. Saturn is the Lord of Karma and he asks us to commit. Saturn wants us to be noble, honorable, and respectable, finishing what we start, staying true to our word. Saturn teaches us that hard work pays off and Rome was not built in a day. When Saturn is in Capricorn, there is an emphasis on bringing something worthwhile into form. Staying committed for the long haul to bring something into fruition.
When the Planet Venus engages in a friction or tension with Saturn, we may feel some tension or friction in our relationships. Relationships are typically places of pleasure, until they are not. Libra wants harmony and fairness, the symbol of Justice. With this aspect, we have come to a crossroads and are asked to negotiate to bring back to equilibrium if necessary.
Saturn is checking in with us and asking if what we have built is aligning , should we continue to build our relationship? Whether in relationship or not, all those that you relate to may feel a certain level of "checks and balances". Is it an equal playing field or is there an imbalance? The shadow of Venus in Libra is to play nice and not rock the boat.
Chiron in Aries is also in the mix bringing that wound ' front and center' so it can be healed. Whatever is arising now is asking us to have the courage (Aries) to come to terms with whatever is ailing us and others in relating.
Uranus is in the stew as well "trining" Saturn and forming an "inconjunct" to Venus. Uranus may be saying, "whatever Saturn, get over it and break it open". "Enough with trying to have duty and be accountable, let's live day to day as more of a free spirit". Uranus is definitely the wild card rebel who pushes the limits of our stability. He will not stand for complacency. As much as he wants to stir the pot, the aim is to get us to be true to ourselves, no matter what that entails.
Remember to enter contemplation now is very well supported as many Planets are in retrograde. We may feel a level of frustration and tension, always knowing that the "pause" is recommended before any action right now.
Tomorrow we have an New Moon Eclipse in Leo. Stay tuned!
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Don't turn that dial, the station is broadcasting! Uranus, the Planet of Thunderbolts and Lighting, oh very very frightening! Sounds daunting, and yet this is the Planet of Liberation! It is the player in the solar system that says "Hey, I will do my own thing, and march to the beat of my own drum". It is a rebel of sorts as it rolls instead of spins, and even has a name that can be pronounced to say a naughty word.
Today it "stations". What that means is it will move retrograde or appear to be spinning backwards, and today it will stop or station. When a Planet stations it is part of the process of changing directions. For in order to go a different direction, we need to apply the brake (station) and then turn a different direction (retrograde).
Uranus is the "Awakener" as it is one of the slow moving outer Planets and can bring to light the unexpected. The purpose of the shift is always to "enlighten" or bring forward information that may result in change. In that way, we sometimes find Uranian influence to be shocking as it may seem to have come out of left field. How else do you crack open that which may be so "stuck" ?
Of particular interest is that Uranus has been "squaring" the Nodes of the Moon. These two points in space where the Moon crosses the Ecliptic reflect the evolving journey of growth. The South Node or upside down horseshoe reflects the past and where we have been. The North Node that looks like a horseshoe "N" reflecting where we are headed.
With Uranus putting tension through the square, that means there may have been unexpected events happening in our lives with the goal of getting us on the right track.
In some sense, we can trust these shifts as they are built to bring into awareness our true calling. With Uranus turning retrograde, the energy falls into the all the "RE" words. Review, recalibrate, renew, reconsider, rectify, etc.
Now is the time to look at your journey and where you are headed and contemplate where you want to go. What changes may have shown up for you lately, and how are they landing with your ultimate vision? Are there awakenings that have taken place? How do you want to apply this new awareness into your unfolding story?
Many Planets are currently retrograde- Mars, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune, Mercury which means the undercurrent of the Universe is asking us to turn inward and consider where we are. How do we want to move forward in the future? Action around these changes will not be well supported right now so hold off on getting frustrating if things are not happening at the pace you would like. Keep revisting the grander vision at play and take some time to review your journey.
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Gemini is the symbol Roman Numeral 2 and is the sign of the Twins. A quick moving air sign that is ruled by the fastest Planet to orbit the Sun, Mercury. Mercury is associated with communication as it is where we taking information in through listening and responding. This dual function is represented by the "two-ness" or Twins, for you to communicate we need to give and receive.
With a Moon in Gemini, we may feel extra chatty or social today. We may have lots of thoughts going on, information may be heard or felt. A good way to use this energy would be to write or read, be open to anything that stimulates your mind. Need to study or learn something? Today would be a great day to feed your mind.
Gemini's evolutionary aim is to be curious. Let your curiousity run wild and keep the inquiries and the questions at the forefront of your day.
The Moon will interact with Mars today by a pleasing trine aspect. Mars is the Planet of will and determination, the push that gets us out of bed in the morning. At this time Mars is 'retrograde' or appearing to spin backwards in relation to Earth. This is taking it's toll on all of us as we may feel we want to do something and move forward, however we quickly lose the "chutzpah". Procrastination can be a killer right now. The aim of this inward turning is to get us to review our journey and contemplate how we want to move forward. We are particularly focused on the past and even the past traumas that may have gotten stuck. As we open to awarenenss, we can heal these rough patches and move forward with greater grace when Mars goes 'direct' on August 28th.
Venus enters Libra today from Virgo. In the past month, we may have desired to improve our relations or been focused on the details. Now with the Venus' entrance into Libra, we may want a sense of camaraderie and to seek to balance and peace our relationships. This is a good time to honor equality and negotiate, aiming to achieve an equal playing field.
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