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Taurus Super Moon

12 Nov

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The Moon is full in the sign of the Bull on November 14th and it is a Super Moon, one we haven’t seen the likes of in nearly 70 years! It will be big and bright and shining a lot of light, illuminating dark places. Both Taurus and Scorpio are signs that deal with security; emotional and material security. We must reconcile which things we are to hold on to and what we need to let go of. Situations dealing with what we’re comfortable with, what or who we trust, issues of life and death, who we love, our possessions, resources, finances and the things that we value will come up now. We may see a turning point in some area that we’ve been plodding along in or a project that we’ve been building up. Taurus is an Earth sign and is also associated with gratitude, Gaia and her resources; these things are highlighted now. During this time of year, we’re getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving here in the U.S. honoring Earth’s abundance and the things that we’re thankful for.
Uranus is connecting with this lunation suggesting that there are changes and adjustments to be made. This may inject an element of surprise and unpredictability which may not be welcomed as some of our security buttons are being pushed; perhaps even a security breach or a breach of trust. Alternatively, there could be a shake up to a situation that’s been stuck and stagnant. It may also involve new groups, new friends or new technology. This influence can threaten something stable or energize a stale situation. Obviously, this may cause some discomfort even when these changes are the very thing we’ve wanted and needed.
Venus, the ruler of this Taurus Full Moon is in conservative Capricorn. This has us feeling cautious in matters of love and money. We value things of substance or things that are traditional and that stand the test of time. We’re willing to invest in the long term now. We are not into frivolous spending or casual relationships right now. We can also be made aware of the responsibilities that we have to our loved ones and how some of these important relationships help to shape our lives.
At the time of this Full Moon, Mercury and Juno conjunct in Sagittarius connecting with Mars in Aquarius; again, highlighting the importance of meaningful relationships. This may mean that speaking our truth and engaging in honest conversations in regards to relationships, partnerships and agreements has potential to create spontaneous actions, unexpected moves or a show of independence. Expanding our perception and making future plans could also mean a change of direction.
Neptune is conjunct the South Node in Pisces suggesting that we are letting go of old illusions, mistakes, blind spots and escape routes. This is an emotional process.
Chiron in Pisces also connects favorably with this lunation providing some compassionate healing and to ease our suffering a bit.
Jupiter is moving in to contact Saturn in Sagittarius, Jupiter’s ruler. This is a positive interchange and stabilizing influence. These two social planets will be in close proximity into 2017. We can be cautiously optimistic and able to work on opportunities for growth. There could be are career opportunities or opportunities for advancement that also comes with responsibility. We may need to evaluate options and make long range decisions. This also suggests that we are more conservative and cautious, cutting back, narrowing our options -also in regard to our associations and agreements. It also points to our growing responsibility to conserve and to increase the balance and even it up.

Jupiter in Libra is also closing in on a square to Pluto in Capricorn. This is an important aspect that doesn’t happen often. We’ll see these two go at it again in the coming months. This is one of the major shapers and /or players of 2017.

Jupiter is a social planet dealing with subjects like our world view, opinions, beliefs, religion, sense of right and wrong and the Law. Libra deals with fairness and equality and balance. Pluto is a slower moving, generational planet and a force that pushes for evolution and brings forth powerful transformations in whatever it comes into contact with; Capricorn is ruled by Saturn and represents the structure and framework of our society, the rules, authority and what is considered to be socially acceptable. These energies squaring off will challenge and transform some of these areas and change the social fabric within our society for generations. We must be mindful and try to take the high road, to be fair and inclusive and to co-create a world that we all want to live in.

We’re being faced with a challenge to reform structures and even out the playing field. Jupiter in Libra asks that we have faith in others and to give them a fair shake without labels and with more tolerance. The flip side of that is that we can become overly judgmental or excessively moral and righteous. Follow the golden rule and treat others how you want to be treated! It’s pretty simple. This is the right thing to do as one human being to another and deep down we we know this to be true.

Jupiter in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn wants us to have fair dealings that are mutually beneficial; there is an increasing opposition that challenges a consolidation of power and dares a destruction to things that may seem to have been set in stone and a reformation, a new framework upon which we build our lives and our society. Faith in others, tolerance and an increase in peace and harmony can stimulate the rebuilding of structures, rules, policies, etc. We need agreements and rules we can all live with and must be able to see things from another side, or to seek alternatives.

On another level, we can experience growth and opportunity through our associations and we’re able to outgrow and move beyond other relationships or patterns of relating. Our contact with others can increase now and we can be pushed to eliminate any blocks or resistance. The relationships and agreements we enter into now have the power to change our lives for better or worse.

Jupiter in Libra is also a very creative influence and pitted with Pluto in Capricorn, we could be rehabbing, recycling and up-cycling. We want to improve and refine, turning trash to treasure and making shit shine.

New Moon Blessings to ALL and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Scorpio New Moon

26 Oct

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Scorpio is the sign associated with the mysteries and cycles of life, death and rebirth. We can easily see the living proof of this symbolism looking out our windows this time of year in this part of the world. The falling leaves from the trees that will once again be born anew come spring.

Must be the Season of the Witch…

All things having to do with magick, the occult, spirits, ghosts, psychic experiences and abilities are also in the realm of Scorpio. Scorpio needs to peer into, through, behind and underneath the surface of things; to research and get to the very core of the matter. It is very fitting that we celebrate Samhain and Halloween at this time of year when the veil between worlds is at it’s thinnest. Even the recognizable symbol of Halloween, the jack o’lantern illustrates that we are merely a vessel for the light. This New Moon may seem extra magickal or other worldly as it connects with Neptune in Pisces and falls so close to Samhain.
Scorpio is a water sign, which governs over the emotional realm but the waters of the Scorpion are anything but placid. Churning, choppy and murky is more like it. Scorpio also has dominion over some of our darker qualities such as passion, lust, control, obsession, manipulation, power, anger, rage and jealousy and things that are considered taboo.

Come on baby Don’t fear the Reaper…

Where we find this lunation in our own charts is where we are likely to experience some of these matters or some sort of ending or transformation in our lives. This is the area of our lives where we may need to hit the reset button. You may have to ask yourself questions like: What am I passionate about? Who am I at the very core of my soul? What fills me with rage? What am I trying to control? What in my life needs “die”? What needs to be resurrected? This is a New Moon that is urging us to learn to give up control, let go and go with the flow.

Mercury is conjunct this New Moon in Scorpio and our thoughts and conversations can become deep and complicated. We could find ourselves questioning the deeper mysteries of life or discussions about death, spirituality, psychic experiences, visions, dreams, other worldly things, etc. We could be researching and observing these things. The more we question, the deeper we go, we discover an endless ocean of mystery.

On another level, we could be handling details or paperwork dealing with insurance, wills, estates, taxes, loans, mortgages or joint finances/ventures or even divorce. Words can be used to manipulate and with Neptune in the mix, all is not clear. You could be misinformed, or there could be information missing or omitted or someone is outright trying to manipulate and deceive.

Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Libra are also connecting in a tense aspect and they’ll do this a couple more times in the coming months. These two planets have much in common in the way of our ideals, beliefs, faith, intuition and spirituality. We may need to do some tweaking in these areas especially where it concerns our relationships and other people.

It could be that you’re dazzled by someone or you’ve projected an image onto someone that isn’t the truth of who they are and there is a call to move beyond a particular relationship or a relationship pattern. Maybe you have fallen victim or have been taken advantage of, ignored or overlooked and recognize some of the major compromises that are needed to make relationships or agreements work. Maybe you’re on the short end of the stick and fed up or you’re the one doing the taking and the other person has had enough. Jupiter in Libra seeks to balance things out. Perhaps you are feeling disenchanted, disappointed or disillusioned by some associations and feel the need to move on. It may be that in order to grow in relationships you have to let go of past mistakes or illusions and learn to accept people as they truly are. Jupiter in Libra wants relationships that are genuine, meaningful, honest and authentic and Neptune in Pisces begs us to surrender our illusions.

Venus conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius further emphasizes that we want meaning in our relationships and associations that stand the test of time. We’re not in the mood for hollow connections now. In fact, we may be overly cautious or serious in matters of love. We may also feel conservative in regard to money also or perhaps only spending on things that increase in value over time or perhaps it is that we value time, knowledge and expertise.
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Scorpio Full Moon

19 Apr

This Full Moon on April 22 may have the intense energy of a roller coaster ride especially where love and money is concerned.  At this time of year when the Sun is in Taurus and the Moon is full in Scorpio, our security needs are front and center. This is the time when we will also need to strike a balance between our need for accumulation and consumption with our need to release and relinquish or recycle. This seems very fitting with this Full Moon falling on Earth Day.  Matters of life and death and the things that are important to us may be brought to light at this time. 

Financial matters could also turn a corner now.  It may have to do with taxes, estates, wills, loans, insurance settlements, credit, commission or compensation of some kind.

Both the modern and ancient rulers of Scorpio have gone retrograde just one day apart from each other; Mars in Sagittarius on April 17th and Pluto in Capricorn on the 18th.  During their back track we’ll be covering old ground when it comes to any of those matters above but also to our motivations and our deepest yearnings.  We’ll have to conclude one way or the other if our motivations fall in alignment with our true being; at the depth of our core.  We’ll have to be honest about if what we’ve been aiming for is in accordance with who we are.  We’ll need to know that it feels right and if it’s something we truly believe in in order for it to be part our future direction.  We may have to restructure some of our goals and ambitions. It may also be that we’re restructuring or revisiting matters related to retirement, insurance, wills etc. Perhaps we need revive or resurrect something from our past.  We may also be revisiting a situation that brings up feelings of or about intimacy, trust, intensity, passion, lust or anger, violence, revenge, power, and control; it may be some of the darker or more taboo aspects of life.  Pluto and Scorpio energies have a depth and raw intensity about them; all or nothing.

Surgery is not recommended while Mars or Pluto are retrograde.

Venus, the ruler of Taurus finds herself in the fray between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn all week long.  We could find that finances and relationships are unstable, unreliable and unpredictable at this time.  There may be changing values, income or possessions that brings a need to conserve our resources or consolidating debts.  There could be breaks or changes with agreements; upsetting the peace, comfort and stability.  Relationships could start or end quite suddenly or maybe there is an unusual or exciting quality to the association.  Perhaps there are new friendships or people you get together with for a common cause.  This also shows people coming together for a common cause to challenge an established power.  We can clearly see this in the current American politics.  It could be that there are competitive relationships or a break in a relationship or perhaps just need some space and/or independence.

 

Blessings to ALL at this Full Moon!

 

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Scorpio New Moon

9 Nov

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Scorpio New Moon – November 11

At the time of the New Moon in Scorpio, it is a time to let go of all that is extraneous and unnecessary and to plant our seeds of renewal and rebirth in the area of our lives in which we receive this lunation.  The Sabian Symbol for the degree of this New Moon is “A woman drawing two dark curtains aside”.  We may have an opportunity to glimpse what is behind the veil.

This New Moon forms a Yod with Jupiter in Virgo and Uranus in Aries, while Chiron in Pisces has his say with a trine.  Here’s the breakdown:

Mercury in Scorpio is very close to this New Moon giving us a depth of perception and allowing us to talk about some of our hidden or shadowy aspects.  Our intuition is heightened now and there’s an awareness of what is below the surface.  On another level, we may be dealing with paperwork or details having to do with insurance, finances, loans, credit, taxes or estates.

Jupiter in Virgo is supportive of this New Moon, indicating that by letting go, there is potential to improve our everyday world.   We can experience growth in the depth of our character even when our faith is being tested at times.

Issues may be being brought to the surface and to our awareness to be dealt with.  We are being supported and helped to move beyond some of the things that cause us stress or anxiety.  Those things that may make us feel bad about ourselves, inferior or less than perfect keeping us down, stuck or imprisoned.    This is hard work and its deep stuff and not for those living on the surface of life.  Scorpio energy is all about getting to the nitty gritty and seeing what we’re made of.  There’s no fluff here so read on if you dare.

Uranus in Aries is quincunx this New Moon indicating that there are adjustments that need to be made in regard to some of the new changes that have been put in place or in order to break free.  We may need to recycle, revamp and revolutionize a project, process, technique or procedure.  This could even involve new technology.

Chiron in Pisces is also in trine to the New Moon and we are able to rise above the ashes of some of our old wounds of the past and become renewed by looking at them from another perspective.  This could mark a completion or a turning point to which there has always been a blind spot.  There could be sudden and penetrating insights which are ultimately healing but not without some tears.  This could be a pivotal time in understanding how some of our wounds reflect and project into our everyday lives operating unconsciously, lurking in the dark and waiting for an opportunity to trip us up.  If we’re able to resurrect from these wounds of the past, we can turn it into the strength from which we draw upon when we feel helpless, hopeless or victimized.  We will have to dig deep to uncover it as it’s been hidden from us but the energies are supportive of this at this time.

Pluto is also in alignment and in the mix here allowing some of the deep and penetrating thoughts and conversations to get to the core allowing a transformation and eliminating any blocks.  Core beliefs can be altered and replaced with new truths leading to a new vibration, a new freedom or break through; a sharper frequency.

We can re-write our story.

Jupiter and Uranus are planets that both have a future vision, and working with Chiron in Pisces, we can surrender and release from the past.  We can also realize that we really are all in this together and that everybody hurts at one time or another.  The human condition and suffering is part of a common thread that we all share.

It seems that relationships stabilize and find a balance now as Venus has recently entered her own sign of Libra.  Venus is also sextile Saturn in Sagittarius so agreements now can help with future goals as well as increase responsibilities.

Shortly after the New Moon, Mars, planet of aggression enters peaceful Libra.  This is not his favorite place to be.  The last time Mars was in Libra, he took a long tour from December 2013 to July 2014. During this time, we may be pushing for cooperation or fighting for equality.  It could also be that our actions are directed toward beautifying something such as redecorating or remodeling. Perhaps our efforts are toward our appearance and working out, toning and building muscle.  It could also be that we need to make more effort in our relationships in order to keep things running smoothly.  Mars will leave Libra in early January 2016.

Another important thing to mention is the Nodes changing signs close to this New Moon.  The Nodes are an axis that symbolizes our future path vs. the past.  The North Node will enter Virgo just days after this New Moon.  This transit can keep us focused with the here and now and with practical matters.  The goal is to take our spiritual awareness and to put it to use in our everyday lives and to find ways to be of service and helpful to others.  Virgo is also the sign of health perhaps with the Nodal axis in Virgo and Pisces healthcare could focus more on a holistic healing and know that illness and disease take place in the more subtle realms before they manifest into the physical body. More to come on all of this.

Blessings to All at this New Moon!  Plant your seeds, shine bright and reach for the Starz!

Taurus Full Moon

24 Oct

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Taurus Full Moon

The Taurus Full Moon on October 27th is a time of the year when we must reconcile our need for acquisition and consumption with our need to let go.  There may be much that we’ve been holding on to in the name of ‘security’ or comfort and the time has come to release it.  It may be something material, a relationship, an idea or even a habit or belief that no longer serves us.  Be brave.  Confront it. Let it go.  Both Taurus (Moon) and Scorpio (Sun) deal with issues of security; Taurus deals with material security and Scorpio emotional security.  At the time of this Taurus Full Moon, it may come to light the things that we’ve been holding onto that must be released.

What issues may have come up for you? 

This Full Moon may also mark a turning point in any financial matters as both Taurus and Scorpio are money signs.  Worth equals wealth ~ know that YOU ARE WORTHY!

Saturn the Task Master and Manifestor makes his presence felt at this Full Moon.  Saturn in Sagittarius has us consolidating, curbing our enthusiasm, slowing our growth, focusing on our future, limiting our opportunities and any excess while testing our faith. It seems we’ll need to make adjustments accordingly where our finances are concerned.  We’re now shouldering more responsibility and there is a need to cut back.  It is a time to slow down, take deliberate action and to have more meaningful experiences.

This Full Moon is also in a favorable aspect with Neptune in Pisces giving potential to create our vision slowly, one step at a time or on the flip side, to unravel everything that’s been built.

It is also a time to value, appreciate and marvel at the mystery of the interconnectedness and oneness in ALL.  Create something Magickal!

Taurus is ruled by the love planet Venus, so issues surrounding relationships and appreciation continue to surface so that we may reconcile them and put them to rest once and for all.  Right now Venus is in Virgo, not her favorite sign to be in and she’s in opposition to Chiron in Pisces and quincunx to Uranus in Aries.  We may be made aware of underlying psychological issues that affect our relationships with others and to ourselves and how we may begin to heal. By bringing this unpleasantness to awareness, being present with it and sending it healing energy and  love we can break free from feelings of insecurity, inferiority, shame and a lack of self-worth that keep us imprisoned. Let go of the need to be overly critical or desiring perfection. We can help the process of healing by realizing that we are all one and we are all in this together.  This is hard work but we are changing the world one person at a time starting with ourselves! Healing ourselves and how we relate to one another helps heal the world. It is time to move beyond some of these things that may cause stress, anxiety or depression that then finally manifest in physical disease. Dis-ease!

When my Taurus Sun son was very small, just starting to talk, he would spread himself on the sofa and frantically yell, “I’m stuck! I’m stuck! I’m stuck! I would have to drop everything I was doing and help him get himself ‘unstuck’, peeling him from the sofa and then I’d reassure him that he wasn’t stuck at all.  I would show him how easily he could ‘free’ himself. After several months he finally outgrew that.  At the time of this Full Moon ask yourself where you have been stuck.  Often it goes on without realizing it because it’s been hidden from our awareness, operating unconsciously. Commit to letting go and freeing yourself.

Blessings to ALL at this Full Moon!

P.S The time of the Taurus Full Moon is a good time to show gratitude and appreciation.  Big Love and Big Thanks to all of you that read and subscribe.  I would soooo appreciate it if you would share the love and spread the word.

Shine Bright and Reach for the Starz!!

Christina

New Moon in Taurus

15 May

Taurus New Moon

This New Moon in the early hours of May 18 is in determined sign of Taurus. The polarity of Taurus/Scorpio emphasizes our security needs.  Taurus needing material security and comfort while Scorpio has emotional security needs.  Both signs are also related to finances. Lately we’ve been having the Full Moon before the New Moon so it seems that there are things that we’ll need to uncover, become aware of or finish up before planting our seeds of the New Moon.  What I mean by this is that we have twelve signs in the Zodiac making six polarities. Typically, we have the New Moon in its respective sign and then about two weeks later we’ll have the Full Moon in its opposite sign but this is not the case lately.

Taurus rules over money, values and the material, but it also rules over things such as pleasure, comfort, joy, love, appreciation, affection and gratitude.  It is also about self-love, and self-worth.  It may be time to show your appreciation, love, affection or gratitude or maybe it’s time some came your way.  If you’ve felt unloved or unappreciated, consider how you feel about yourself and try being kinder, gentler and more loving to yourself.  Try also to have an attitude of gratitude for the things that you do have. It could be that some of the insights received at the Scorpio Full Moon made you aware of an imbalance between emotional and material needs. You can now allow yourself feel worthy enough to allow those things into your life that you may have been missing or that you feel are lacking.

Perhaps there were some long standing issues illuminated at the light of the last Scorpio Full Moon. Some of the things that came up may have had to do with letting go, or possibly the revival or resurrection of something considered to be a dead or resolved issue.  Situations involving finances and resources that are jointly owned, or perhaps with insurance, taxes, wills and estates could have come up.  Scorpio also rules over the deeper and darker aspects of life.  Matters of life and death. That is why words like transformation and intensity are always associated with Scorpio, once we have waded in some of the murkier waters of Scorpio, we cannot go back to the way we were before.  We cannot “un-know” something.  Scorpio also has dominion over such things as sex, intimacy and trust, power, control, passion and lust, things that are “taboo” and even divorce as well as psychic and occult matters.  These are just some of the things that may have reached a climax or turned a corner around the time of the Full Moon.

With the lunations being a bit off lately, it seems that we need to shift gears a bit and make adjustments in regard to our material and emotional security because they need to co-exist equally and to compliment and balance one another. We may have concluded that these things have been “off” for a while now and it’s also possible that we’ve even traded one for the other. The time has come to make necessary corrections.  Jupiter formed a T-square with the last Full Moon and some undeniable truths may have cropped up posing a direct challenge to some our security needs.  Whatever it was that came up seems to be BIG.

Venus in Cancer is the ruler of this Taurus New Moon and is in a favorable aspect with Neptune in Pisces.  Both are water signs and harmonize nicely with Earthy Taurus.  This is a good aspect for art, music or any kind of creative activity.  It can also be a very romantic and glamorous aspect but beware of illusions and delusions; all that glitters is not gold so watch that you are not deceived or the one deceiving someone else or even yourself. Venus is also moving into an opposition with powerful Pluto in Capricorn.  Relationships or finances could be in for a bit of an overhaul. These energies again illustrate the pull between material and emotional security; it could be that a love of home, family and domesticity faces off with changing up the status quo or feelings of love and affection facing off with eliminating walls, wanting privacy vs. eliminating blocks and walls, nurturing vs. discipline, home values vs. powerful organizations, home concerns vs. career, as just a few examples.

This New Moon also highlights the energies of the Mars in Gemini – Saturn in Sagittarius opposition that perfected just days before.  These effects could still be lingering.  Conversations and communications could be contentious or angry but we may not be able to do anything about it.  We may want to act on some of our ideas but are prevented from going any further.  It could be that tricky or cunning words are trying to persuade but those words could fall on deaf ears if there is no truth to them.  Maybe there is just a complete lack of communication or you can’t seem to find the right words. There could also be legal obstacles to some kind of agreement. Avoid signing paperwork or agreeing to anything if it is possible.

Mercury is also stationing retrograde in his own sign of Gemini at the time of this New Moon.  You can expect delays and mix-ups with communications and routine travel.  It may even be that you have to cover old ground, repeat or re-do something.  Plans may need to be scrapped or revised.  Forward movement may be difficult if not impossible during this time.  There could also be more involvement and comings and goings with your neighbors, neighborhood or siblings.

The New Moon is also quincunx Pallas in Sagittarius, suggesting that while we may be able to see the big picture, we are in the process of problem solving and we may need to make some corrections and adjustments to our long term plans and things that we’ve been building for a long time now.

It appears that at this time, we will need to go over things, repeat, correct and adjust. With the New Moon in the tenacious sign of Taurus, we’ll at least have the energy to keep at it until we get it right.

New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio

23 Oct

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This New Moon Solar Eclipse falls in the very beginning (zero degrees) of Scorpio, the sign the sign of death and regeneration.  It is a time of endings and new beginnings. This Eclipse seems to be pretty positive which is a welcomed reprieve.  If things don’t feel that way to you, give it a little time and things should be looking up.

Venus, the planet of beauty and love is close to this Eclipse, at the same degree, putting relationships in the spotlight once again.  To me, this seems to indicate some sort of ‘reset’ button where relationships are concerned. All relationships even the platonic ones.  We get an opportunity to start over in a way.  All of 2014 has had some degree of this relationship theme of to it.  With the Nodes in the Aries/Libra polarity for some time now, we’ve been learning how to get along with others and what we need from them.  We’ve been learning how we can be an individual and still work with others as well as learning that the actions that we take affect other people.  It’s not just about us; the world does not revolve around us.  We are realizing that there are others out there and that we want and need them in our lives.  No man (or woman) is an island.

It may be that at some point in the recent past, there have been changes and shifts where our relationships are concerned.  The changes may even be coming from within; possibly with our attitudes about the important people in our lives.   Some relationships may have recently ended. Perhaps because we have outgrown it or have come to the conclusion that it is not what we want or that it is no longer fitting for the person we are becoming.  Perhaps it was the other person that decided to leave.  Maybe you have been re-considering lately what is important to you in regard to relationships with others.  Possibly asking yourself questions like: what do I want in a relationship? How do I want to be treated? What do I need or expect in my dealings with others? What am I willing to give/give up or to put up with?  How do the relationships in my life make me feel about myself?  How do I treat others?  How do others respond to me? These may be some of the questions occupying our minds lately.  It is just as important to check in on your relationship to yourself, feelings about self-love and self-worth.

With Venus in Scorpio so close to this Eclipse feelings could be passionate and lusty.  Desires, attraction and magnetism are strong with this placement.  Venus in Scorpio is attracted to those that they feel they can love, trust and share with at a very deep and personal level.  There’s nothing superficial or hollow about this influence.   You could feel magnetically attracted to someone at this time with a feeling that you are fated to meet them.  This Eclipse along with Venus makes a lovely connection with Neptune in Pisces producing an enchanting almost Magickal vibe.  Keep your ESP sharp and your psychic antennae up and see what messages you receive. This combination is also very good for creativity and the arts.  Perfect for some spooky Halloween fun. 

Venus not only rules over love and relationships but also over our values and money in particular.  Venus in Scorpio is strong financially.  It may be at this time that you are able to attract certain financial resources.  Perhaps you are getting a loan or mortgage, settling an estate or an insurance claim, a divorce settlement or compensation for some other goods or services as a few examples.

Pallas is also so prominent at this Eclipse so that we are able to see the bigger picture and cut to the core of any psychological issues in the way we relate to others; such as any barriers keeping us from getting close, fears of intimacy or commitment etc. and how we may change that by using new strategies.  Saturn has also been in Scorpio for the last two years now and forcing us to ‘get real’ in our closest associations or with our attitudes toward or about them.  Pallas also makes this a good time for creativity and aesthetics, design; or for crafting things that require skill and artistry or even with musical instruments.

Mercury will station direct on the 25th, just days after the Eclipse and is opposite Uranus.  This could make communications, conversations, negotiations and travel surprising and unpredictable in the days that surround.  As if they weren’t already.

Mars enters Capricorn on the 26th where our actions and energies can be directed toward tangible achievements and goals.

At any rate, there are powerful and potent energies that surround this Eclipse. Enjoy!

New Moon in Leo

26 Jul

The Leo New Moon officially welcomes Jupiter to this creative sign. Jupiter moved into Leo on July 16th and hasn’t visited this sunny sign since August 2002- August 2003. This lunation sets the energy in motion. This Leo New Moon is conjunct Jupiter and fun is in order. Over the next year while Jupiter tours Leo, our growth can be experienced through our children, our creative self-expression and by giving recognition to our own inner child. We may be presented with creative opportunities and can even receive a boost in confidence and self-esteem.

Mars also changes signs and moves into Scorpio just before the Leo New Moon, after a very long stay in Libra. All of 2014 so far! While most of 2014 may seem like a ‘lost year’ so far with very little forward movement, things will take on a different vibe. It’s possible you’ve needed to come to a decision or agreement lately or possibly pushing for cooperation or initiating contact with an important other but just kept spinning wheels or going back and forth and just couldn’t get there. It may have seemed like you took one step forward and two steps back but now with Mars in Scorpio, no more ‘up in the air’ or vacillation. Things seem more all or nothing or a do or die type of energy. At this time, we may also start to feel more vital and alive, confident and passionate with renewed vigor and energy. Hot Blooded

This New Moon is also square Mars (then Mars and Jupiter perfect their square in a few days so this influence will linger.) We could even see a mix of tempers and threats sparked by egos and opinions with this aspect so be careful not to put on too much of a show. The positive is there is an intense drive for heart centered activities, for fun and enjoyment and for things that make us feel special. During this transit we may also feel magnetic and passionate, theatrical and romantic, and daring to be a bit dramatic.

Water Grand Trine

19 Jul

While thinking about this Water Grand Trine between Jupiter in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, the issue of race came to mind. It’s a hot topic lately here in the U.S. especially after the Trayvon Martin verdict. Cancer rules over things like race, lineage, our roots, etc.  The law, courts and legal decisions fall under the realm of Jupiter as well as our sense of right and wrong. The issue of race has also made the news recently with the Paula Dean scandal and also with a Cheerios commercial a few weeks back that featured a bi-racial family that ‘offended’ people.  It seems that we need to explore this taboo subject and break down the fears and barriers and realize that we are all connected. We are one race, the human race.  Sure there are differences among us that may be specific to particular groups but so what? That’s what adds a little flavor and variety to life. Why do minor differences divide us?  We should be able to acknowledge differences without out it causing hate. No one really wants to have an honest talk about it. Why is it black or white? Why does one group have to blame or play victim to the other? It seems that the Universe is conspiring to have us honestly acknowledge the subject of race and cultural lineage and differences along with some of our beliefs, assumptions and prejudices in this regard.  Mars will conjunct Jupiter and move into this Water Grand Trine on July 20th  possibly bringing all of this water energy to a boil with emotions and anger as people try to assert their own ideologies, opinions and beliefs.  There is also another Grand Trine between Mercury in Cancer, The North Node in Scorpio, and Chiron in Pisces.  This could indicate that healing could come by having these emotional conversations that are critical in order to birth a new path and destiny. We also still have the ongoing square between Uranus and Pluto causing social unrest and upheaval around the world until 2015. These planets met up in a conjunction in the late sixties.  During that time, here in America, there was a lot of racial tension and Martin Luther King Jr. was killed during that period.  It appears that this theme is upon us once again.  So what are we going to do about it?  Can we ever get beyond the issue of race?   

Saturn in Scorpio

13 Jul

This is a Mercury Retrograde re-post since Saturn turned direct earlier in the week. I am re-posting this from back in October.

 

Saturn has been touring the sign of Libra for the last two and a half years or more which has been forcing us to ‘get real’ in regard to relationship issues or maybe a relationship has become ‘solidified’ or ‘crystallized’ or permanent within your own life.  Issues of equality have also been in the forefront (remember Libra’s scales?).  We’ve even seen this very literal manifestation play out on the world stage with all the attention given to the issues of gay marriage and equality.  The focus is about to change as Saturn, A.K.A “Lord of Karma” and “The Task Master” enters murky Scorpio waters on October 5, 2012.  Saturn forces us to focus and consolidate our energy in whichever area of the chart He is posited in.  With Saturn in the sign of Scorpio, issues of power, control and authority are highlighted and things may seem to get down and dirty before all is said and done as Saturn will be in Scorpio for the next two and a half years or so.  The truth be told, there is nothing light or easy breezy about this transit.  Scorpio governs over the life and death cycles, sex, taxes and other peoples’ money but it goes way deeper than that.  This isn’t just about physical death or physical sex but more like intimacy and sharing and the transformation that follows.  True intimacy requires vulnerability and vulnerability requires trust.  It’s the kind of trust that asks, “Can I trust this person with my whole being?”  The part of a self that is secret and it’s ugliness locked away.  Scorpio is a psychological sign as well as ruling over things that are secret or taboo.   Scorpio territory is the underworld and these are exactly the kind of issues being tested when Saturn enters the realm of the dead.  Saturn here may break or build boundaries in any of these areas of our lives.  We may be faced with someone trying to exert authority over us where we become engaged in power struggles complete with issues of manipulation or jealousy.  It could be that we’ve been living with the status quo (Saturn) in order to keep the peace and harmony (Libra) only to be confronted by the demons (Scorpio) lurking below .  The time of the delicate and sometimes precarious balance of Libra has come to an end since Scorpio is more of an all or nothing type of energy.  Gone is the vacillation or the social niceties.  Saturn teaches us some of our toughest and most important lessons in life, hence the nicknames above.  The lessons of Saturn are practical in the truest sense, meaning:  learning by experiencing; there is no paging through the manual here-everything is earned including our scars.  This position of Saturn can test our resolve, break down our boundaries and even bring out our ruthlessness.  It may also give us strength and discipline to face our darkest fears and limitations and allow ourselves to be transformed and reborn anew.