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Virgo Solar Eclipse

26 Aug

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September starts off with a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Virgo.  Eclipses are very significant in Astrology and can bring important changes that seem to come suddenly or surprisingly.  Time and events seem to speed up during Eclipse season.  Knowing which part of your chart is activated by the Eclipses will give clues as to what area of your life is being energized and transformed.  This is a New Moon Solar Eclipse, a time of new beginnings.  For many of us, the New Moon is a time to seed our intentions out into the Universe and a Solar Eclipse puts a lot of power behind them.  It’s an extra powerful New Moon that reaches far into the future since it is also a North Node Eclipse.

Virgo is in charge of our our everyday affairs; how we take care of ourselves, our health, our healers and doctors, our diets, exercise as well as our work, our daily routines and chores and how we order our lives.  Virgo and the 6th house get the label of “mundane” but really, isn’t this just life??  It will be with these matters that we are to seed a new cycle.

This lunation finds itself in the ongoing tension between Saturn and Neptune.  While Saturn represents our boundaries and limits, Neptune has none.  Saturn represents structure and what we call reality and Neptune has been blurring the lines all year long.

What is real and what is an illusion?

 During this time our faith has been tested, we’ve had to get at the truth – our own truth, or get real on some issue, to be accountable, to discover what success means to us personally but also to go for our dreams.  That’s the thing, though these two energies are so very different, they need each other.  We can manifest our visions and deepest dreams.  Dreaming it into being.  We may have also needed to sort through our illusions and fears and there’s a lot coming to the surface to confront and deal with. Most of us are straddling amid these two energies.  It may go something like this:  at times feeling high on life’s possibilities and then overwhelmed with responsibilities, details and the sheer amount of work that lies ahead, being all too aware of our shortcomings wondering if you can measure up or make it happen then wanting to escape or to go back to old familiar ways. Or some version of this.  Go ahead and write your own story there.  Mars in Sagittarius is still close enough and continues to energize this pattern– pushing for freedom and honesty.

The good thing is that we’ve had help from Jupiter in Virgo all year giving our powers of discernment a boost and assisting us in moving beyond unproductive programming.  We can be aware of our shortcomings and flaws without letting it unravel us. Jupiter will move on to Libra on September 9th and won’t return to Virgo for twelve years.  There’s that number 9 again!  The ninth day of the ninth month in a nine year.

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Recalibrating our perception

According to “The Zodiac by Degrees- 360 New Symbols” by Martin Goldsmith, the Sabian Symbol for this Solar Eclipse at 9 degrees Virgo reads,

“Balancing on a high rocky outcropping, a master surveyor argues with his apprentice about what they are actually seeing. Pulling the apprentice to his own position, the master surveyor hands him a pair of binoculars”

This suggests the need and/or ability to see things differently. Perception creates reality and here we’re given the opportunity to be the co-creators of our lives. Yay!  But scary too huh? Be mindful of your thoughts.  This is hard work and takes practice and integration into our everyday lives. What will you manifest? 

Pluto in Capricorn is in a supportive aspect to this lunation allowing a reformation of structures.

Mercury, the ruler of this Eclipse has just gone retrograde in his own sign of Virgo just two days before this Eclipse.  This suggests back tracking and covering old ground.  This may be with health issues, matters with work, co-workers or employees, an apprentice or handyman; maybe there is a need to re-organize or re-do something.  Reprogramming perhaps??

 Mercury Rx and Jupiter are also paired up giving us a broad overview and seeing how everything fits together.  We’ve been problem solving and troubleshooting and may finally have some solutions. It’s like before his departure, Jupiter bestows the wisdom he’s gathered during his stay in Virgo on to Mercury Rx so he can re-organize.

Chiron in Pisces is across the sky allowing for an awareness, confrontation and integration with some of our deeper wounds, our flawed parts. You know, that one thing that’s always lurking in the background ready to trip you up?  Yeah that.  Perhaps there’s an unknown or misdiagnosed illness or something illusive that you couldn’t quite pin down. There could now be health questions, answers, solutions and forms; there may be conversations reiterating, retelling of symptoms, effects, allergies and complaints. There could be re-checking and researching information or for the right doctor or healer or perhaps a plan or program of treatment.

May the Stars shine upon YOU and bless your life with health and happiness at this Virgo Solar Eclipse!

 

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Leo Full Moon

24 Jan

We could see things coming to a head with matters of the heart, children or creative projects at this first Full Moon of the year.   With the Full Moon in Leo, we may be made more aware of the things that make us feel special, to feel our life pulse and to follow a path with heart.

Mercury Rx is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn at the time of this Full Moon.  Our thoughts continue on subjects of importance, conversations tend to be serious.  We can have powerful and penetrating thoughts and talks now.  Some of us may be talking of death, wills, estate planning, retirement planning or even talks of divorce.  We may be going over paperwork for taxes, insurance forms, mortgage or loan documents.  Mercury is also square to Uranus in Aries so some piece of information or news that we receive may come as a surprise or be unsettling in some way and it could change everything.  On another level, we could now have a deep and penetrating perception into a situation and get to the core of any blockages and break free.

Lilith squares off this Mercury Pluto conjunction and is quincunx Chiron in Pisces.  We may have to cover old ground on some agreement to resolves a conflict that catches us off guard and trips us up.   So it may be that what we thought was settled actually isn’t.

Mars is conjunct Juno in Scorpio and trine Neptune in Pisces.  There seems to be undercover actions by someone you’re involved with in some kind of partnership or collaboration; or there is some kind of secret or unexpressed aggression, anger or jealousy, or harboring resentment.  Issues could have to do with money, sex, sharing or trust. There could be infidelity, abuse or some kind of sexual dysfunction.  The Mars-Juno conjunction also makes a quincunx to Vesta in Aries.  There is an adjustment or modification needed in order with shared commitments. Counseling may be needed in some cases.  On another level, there could be a breach in security.

Jupiter is conjunct the North Node in Virgo and it seems that truth and purity of intention are the way forward.  We may be made aware of our future path of service.

Venus is also newly in Capricorn at the time of this Full Moon making relationships serious, important and committed. It may be that our approach to relationships is cautious at this time.  Or it could be that there is a barrier or coldness within a relationship.  We are also inclined to take the same mature approach in regard to our money.  We may be inclined to cut spending and conserve our money.  Objects that we buy now tend to be more practical, lasting or a worthy investment.  We need to structure our finances and spending.  Buying clothing at this time would be best for a career wardrobe, something ‘age appropriate ‘or classic pieces that stand the test of time.

On this first Full Moon of the year in the sign of Leo, the artist, the entertainer, I can’t help but to think of some of the great, memorable and iconic entertainers of our generation.  Many of us mourn their loss together but at least their music lives on.  We’ve just lost so many in such a short time; Scott Weiland, Lemme, David Bowie, Dale Griffin and Glenn Frey.  So much of their music makes up the soundtrack of our lives or has so many memories and feelings attached to them.  I guess heaven is rockin’ out with its brand new super group.  RIP great ones.

 

Blessings at this Full Moon!

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Sagittarius Full Moon

2 Jun

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This Full Moon falls in truth seeking, adventure loving Sagittarius.  Sagittarius is a sign associated with freedom, exploration, truth, our faith, our beliefs, philosophy and religion. The law and legal issues, and higher education as well as publishing, promoting, advertising and selling also fall in this category.  At this Sagittarius Full Moon we could see a culmination or turning point with any of those matters.  Also there could be dealings with people at a distance, foreign affairs, as well as matters of right and wrong, ethics, and faith. The Patriot Act seems to illustrate these energies.  It is set to expire just before this Full Moon and has been a hot topic.  It’s a Law where we have an invasion or interception of communications that must be modified to limit a consolidation of power and is also being debated as needing to make a trade off due to the necessity of gathering communications in order to block destructive forces.  That’s the debate in a nutshell with both sides of the argument in typical Gemini fashion.

Jupiter is the ruler of this Full Moon.  Jupiter has been in fun loving Leo since last summer and is in favorable aspect to this Full Moon.  During this period, we’ve been experiencing growth in the areas involving children, playing, creativity, our own inner child, love and romance. We may have had more opportunities to be playful and creative or expressive.  It has also given us growth in the area of our own inner sense of self, self-esteem and confidence.  We’ve been given the opportunity to get in touch with who we truly be; to grow into our own essence without apologies, without needing approval.  We are developing faith in ourselves and our abilities.   Jupiter is quincunx Pluto in Capricorn, suggesting there is an adjustment or modification needed.  We’ve been in the process of clearing away some of our old blocks and inhibitions and the things keeping us from being who we truly are in all of our authenticity.  While Jupiter is also in a good aspect with Uranus in Aries this is allowing for us to get in touch with a new frequency, raising our vibration to a new level.  We’ve been at this for some time now.  Saturn is a stabilizing influence is in Sagittarius, keeping us from going too far too fast.  The situation with Bruce Jenner unveiling himself as Caitlin Jenner is a good example of these energies.

Across the sky from this Full Moon we have the Sun, Mercury and Mars in Gemini where there seems to be an urge to communicate or debate. There could be heated words, aggressive moves, or fast talk, and it may be that someone is trying to push their point or to promote their agenda.  Be careful while driving.  There also seems to be a lot of comings and goings, twists and turns or many points and sides to a situation.

Mercury is retrograde right now, and again touches the 7th degree of Gemini and aligns with the North Node in Libra. It would seem that there is a message repeated that we may have missed, something we’ll need to re-learn, to listen or to hear again, listen.  We may be covering old ground with a certain conversation, or a piece of correspondence or information or perhaps our perception of any of those things.  We may have to look at things from a different perspective in order to see our path and to move forward.

Neptune in Pisces is challenging the clarity of anything said, or written so this is not a good time for signing anything.  Actions taken now may lead you to an unintended outcome.  Again, watch driving and water on the roads or flash floods.  On another level, Neptune could inspire nonverbal communications or visions; perhaps heightening and sensitizing our perceptions.  There could also be thoughts and conversations about religion, faith or spirit the days surrounding this Full Moon.