Lions Gate Portal 8.8.2020

Every year on and around the 8th day of the 8th month of the year (August 8th), there is a cosmic alignment called “the Lions Gateway”. This gateway is marked by an alignment between the Earth and the star Sirius. As the star Sirius rises in the sky, Orions Belt directly aligns with the Pyramid of Giza, and from our perspective on Earth, it appears that Sirius (the brightest star we can see)comes closer to the Earth.

 

                                 

“This alignment is called the Lions Gate, or Lions Gateway because it occurs when the sun is in the sign of Leo (the Lion). As a Zodiac Sign, Leo is associated with the heart center and represents the individualized expression of the Divine.

 

Since ancient times, it has been taught that Sirius is the “Spiritual Sun” because of its alignment at particular times with the spiritual and physical plains. Its energetics, like most other cosmic events, comes directly from the “Great Central Sun” which is also called “Alcyone”—itself a major portal of LIGHT which sends energy to the Sun of our galaxy and then on to Earth/Gaia.

 

When this alignment happens, there is an intense surge of lightwhich awakens DNA, activates the human energy field, and transmits high vibrational frequencies and codes of awakening. The Lions Gateway energy is all about more fully awakening your Divine Light and embodying Divinity within a physical form.”

 

Leo energy is associated with royalty, and is about our personal sovereignty. Leo’s rules the Heart – and as it happens, Venus, symbol of Love and Beauty, is currently passing over the Collective Destiny Point (North Node of the Moon)

 

And the Moon is in Aries right now ~ very close to Chiron ~ the Wounded Healer. 

 

                                            

 

Put it all together: Our destiny is to heal the Wounds to Self that keep us separate from who we truly are. We are all part of the universal life force that is pure love. ‘As within so without.’  We are the one we have been waiting for! ❤️

 

Take some time today to celebrate your sovereign self ~ your true destiny  ~ which is LOVE! ❤️

 

                                         


You know you want to 😊

Post The Eclipse

How are you all holding up out there?

We are now post-eclipse(s). We’ve made it through the  ‘eclipse portal’ and out the other side. This has been like moving through a birth canal and we are now in new territory.  Openyour eyes. Look around. We are not in Kansas any longer Toto! It may take some time to figure  out where exactly we have landed and what has shifted. Look to see what area of your chart is effected (see top of blog under ‘Houses’) Has something new birthed in you? Are you feeling a change in the atmosphere?

Eclipses can be intense-  they often mark powerful turning points, and this year’s group of eclipses herald a particularity potent and powerful wake up call,  as the metaphorical ground beneath our feet continues to shudder and shake.  Some are calling this the single most important year of our lifetime; it promises not only a majour paradigm shift – but also a systems shift,  a physical shift, an emotional shift – and- best of all – a spiritual shift. Pay attention to that inner voice that is getting stronger and stronger…

The choices we make now  have an increased impact; we are powerful beings. We may not know it = but by the end of this year we will look back to see from where we came and be surprised to see how much we really have changed inside and out.   The  Solstice eclipse was on the world axis ( 0 degrees Cancer) where the personal becomes political, meaning how we act and think and feel adds to the atmosphere, creating a  ripple effect out onto the whole planet. We are all linked together.  We are the world. We are the people. We are us. No one can tell you how you should be acting or feeling (though they will try) – we all have our part to play. Maybe you’re the props person, maybe you’re in costumes, you could be centre stage, or perhaps you do makeup. Everyone who is here is part of the  production. Maybe your just a witness. Every play needs an audience.
Whatever your story- the  Full Moon eclipse late Saturday night in NA and early Sunday in UK marked a new chapter, another critical turning point in the ongoing  drama (karmic reckoning) we are in. Key players at this time are Saturn Jupiter Pluto – in the sign of Capricorn). Some are calling these the Covid planets! They are a big part of the show right now.
We hope you will enjoy the show!!
The stage is set in Capricorn – where we ‘do’ life on planet earth. The planets being lit up right now are the same ones already bringing  huge shifts around our structures, systems, institutions and governments.  That’s why this eclipse is so significant. And as it happens, Saturn also rules Capricorn – so it is especially strong. Saturn is our karma; i.e. our lessons, limits, challenges, results of past actions-  – all the stuff we need to ‘get’ in this life if we want to evolve which includes growing up and learning to take responsibility. It recently moved into – then back out of Aquarius – which is about our groups, ideals, and collective lessons. So many marches and protests have  amped up globally around the need to reform and rebuild our social systems (more Aquarius)
All while Pluto is trying to dismantle them lol. I know it’s not really that funny. Then again, a sense of humour might just be what is needed to get us through all this stuff. Saturn itself tends to be a bit dour and humourless, but luckily, sitting right beside him is Jupiter, the jovial planet.  Jupiter wants us to expand and play and have fun,  and to learn in a joyful way. That’s a little tricky as the shit hits the fan – but we really do need to take breaks from the heaviness, to walk in nature, play with our kids, have a laugh. We’re no good to anyone when we’re down in the dumps. Which is not to diminish the seriousness of what’s going on; thiings are bloody intense as we simultaneously  and collectively experience the death  of the old (self, age, planet – take your pick) alongside the birth pangs of a new future. It’s going to take some doing to get through and out the other end –  but there’s no going back; the change has begun.
This Full Moon eclipse in Capricorn can bring up past actions that are coming back to show us where we’ve taken wrong turns, and where we need to make corrections and face the results of our choices. Saturn and Pluto together can instill fear and dread – they bring up issues around death and mortality. We are all very vulnerable,  as well as highly reactive. Mars warrior planet is stirring things up big time; it is feisty, impatient and ready to go to war. and the volatility will continue  and even increase throughout the coming months.
Meditation is an important tool to help us stay centred and grounded. If we take time to stop and tune in- there is a window open to the soul and the light is pouring in. This is where we will find our stability.  Stuff on the outside is going to continue to be crazy for a while.
There are also powerful spiritual forces at work (thank goodness) that can lift us up, even as we are being broken down.  I am finding my daily meditation practice is critical to stay out of all the control dramas-  sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail.  I’ve got caught in a few online conflicts that served to remind me of the danger of my own ego.   Really appreciating  long walks in nature to replenish and reconnect to the earth. And I don’t know about you, but I’m finding that too much time online can really fry my brain!
Self-care is critical right now. With the Sun in Cancer and an eclipsed Moon – our emotions are on edge and we need to find ways to nurture ourselves and each other. The more pressure we are under the more it brings out the shadow, the unresolved and un-integrated parts of our own psyche.  Authority issues abound! Projection is rife. Remember that the  very things you react the most  in others is usually what you really need to have a look at  in yourself.  We all need to give each other a lot of elbow room right now, put aside our keyboard-warrior shield of invisibility, and try to understand other points of view.
Or – stay out of it. Be quiet. Be the witness. So much to learn eh?
The  potential right now is for a majour leap in human evolution. Uranus (the awakener)  brings unexpected aha moments, intuitive  insights and link us via this eclipse to the higher mind.  Sudden endings and radical changes that occur may force us to take new paths or find new ways of imagining our way forward.
 Some part of us always wants to  go back to the comfort of the familiar. Cancerians tend to dwell on the past –  and at this time there are many planets retrograde – putting us into a process of reflect and review. Its kind of like  two steps back – three steps forward –  four steps sideways and back again! The visit to the past is for healing and integration- we don’t get to stay there , cause, we can’t.
What’s  also interesting is that this eclipse is occurring on the birthday of the US chart – which is currently having its Pluto return.  That means Pluto sits opposite the Sun in the original US chart – symbolizing the revolution and power struggles that lay at the very foundation of that once powerful country. When a planet comes back to its original spot – we have to revisit that energy, and integrate it in someway – so that we can move forward in a different manner. I find it ironic that the US was formed via a revolution to break away from an oppressive power (Britain) and now have become what they were trying to get away from; the so-called most powerful country in the world is coming full circle and has to face it’s own power issues.  I am not a political pundit – but anyone can see the USA  is going through tremendous change and upheaval right now, and it will be very interesting to see if this eclipse will trigger some sort of dramatic event. Eclipses ripple out for months,  so we will have to wait and see.
Meanwhile, for us as individuals, the keywords for Capricorn are integrity, maturity and responsibility.   Part of growing up means facing and healing  traumas and lessons we have avoided till now. Its time to wipe the slate clean. There’s a strength to Capricorn’s which can help us through tough times, though it can easily become rigid, harsh and armored.  At their best,  Capricorns are the people you want to have to lean on in a storm. They are deeply committed and true blue – they always come through for you.
Venus,  planet of love ,  is also an ally in the fight for equilibrium. Now it is finally  moving forward after several weeks going  backward, it reminds us that love is a powerful and redeeming force for good. Some say love is the source of the universe. Makes sense to me. Neptune  is  the higher octave of Venus- and of love-  representing a higher consciousness that helps us tap into our  infinite self  and move beyond our petty egos.   There is a part of us that knows who we are- and understands that we are all connected.
Neptune also brings compassion – which often arises out of the very suffering we try to avoid. Add Jupiter – our expanded self – and perhaps we can start to see the bigger picture.
The Sun in emotional Cancer wants us to feel deeply, and helps us to care for each other by countering Mars antagonisms and  knee-jerk emotions.  What is being eclipsed now is the false sense of separation that has dominated the planet and each of us for too long. We are not really separate. We are one.
At the end of the year all of these powerful karmic planets will be shifting into Aquarius for good. This really is the dawning of the age of Aquarius. We are in the growing pains and its tough; there’s no denying it.  But we will get there.
In the end (or the beginning)
Enjoy the ride!

 

Awakenings

Summer solstice~ New Moon ~ Solar Eclipse
 
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Welcome to the Summer Solstice ~ New Moon ~ Solar eclipse!
A New Moon is a time to press the reset button,  as the  Sun and Moon join together to set the new frequency for the coming month.  When the Moon sits in front of the Sun-  it eclipses the Suns power and opens a high speed portal that accelerates our movement from where we  have been toward where we are going. The effects of this intensified energy field can last for up to six months.
Today’s solar eclipse (occurring late Saturday/early Sunday) is especially powerful; some astrologers are saying it may be the ‘most significant’ astrological events of our life time. And that’s saying a LOT as there have been some pretty majour  turning points in the last 10-15 years as we move into the new age.  As we navigate through this process of death/rebirth, we are being shaken up and stripped down to make way for something totally unprecedented – a new way of being- a new earth.   So much has already occurred since the beginning of 2020 –  it has already been mind boggling year and we are only half way through it! I wonder what is next!?

 

In the distant past, a Solar Eclipse was linked to the death of the king (i.e. death of the sun) which made way for a younger more vital king to rule. It was considered the duty of the old king to martyr himself for the sake of the kingdom,  representing a necessary shift in energy, authority and ways of doing things. At this time of shift – the new energies are putting pressure on us  to either make way for them or get trampled underfoot.
The solstices and equinoxes occur at the beginning of each of the cardinal signs. Cardinal signs are instigators: Aries begins spring(equinox)  Cancer begins summer (solstice) Libra begins autumn (equinox) and Capricorn begins winter (solstice). These angles represent the Cross of Spirit and Matter ~ a reminder that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience.  Any event that aligns with these ‘Angles’ are considered to be energetically very powerful.
At this particular New Moon – the Solar eclipse is very close to the Summer Solstice – at the very beginning of the sign of Cancer –  on what is called The World Axis. This is where  the personal becomes political- where are all connected. When the Moon is on her own North Node (Moon rules Cancer) it also adds to the significance of the eclipse ~  marking this as a momentous time.
Added to that, the energies  between some of the planets right now are very unusual,  adding some strange feels and non-linear, out of the box vibrations to the continuing breakdown/deconstruction of the world as we know it. Big shifts are possible in this exceptional atmosphere – although  it will take letting go of what you think you know. Sitting with uncertainty takes patience  and courage, and the willingness to be uncomfortable for a while.  There is a kind of sitting-in-the-tension required now,  and those that can’t hack it will become agitated and want to shut down or act out in some way. Those of us with some modicum of inner connection will be holding the space for this birth – we are the midwives of both ourselves and others. I don’ t know what will come from this powerful eclipse ~ but whatever it is ~  I  get the feeling that something very different this way comes.
These are momentous times as we face the dismantling of our world systems.  I heard a talk today by astrologer Steven Levine, who spoke about  the meaning of Apocalypse: to ‘take the veil or covering off’ . Levine says this eclipse carries within it a  potentiality of some kind of revelatory experience ~ a Lifting of the Veil. We are definitely living  in apocalyptic times; some are expecting that to be some kind of big reveal around secret shadow governments, behind the scenes intrigues, extra-terrestrial contact, the deep state finally openly exposed etc. Even the so called  ‘facts’ around this pandemic are being deconstructed – information is constantly shifting and morphing; its hard to know what to believe.  There’s lots of info out there – but it takes a lot of energy to sift through it all and journey down those rabbit holes. Some people never come back out again lol.
 As things get shaken up – Neptune’s presence adds a layer of fog to everything –  we need special seeing-eye goggles to find our way through the layers of confusion.  Yet even as our sense of security is being turned upside down, Neptune can also provide a gateway to deeper realms where we can find strength and peace even  in the midst of the madness. For me these days – i rely on my daily practice of meditation and walking in nature to keep me sane (relatively speaking 😉  Although the way may be blocked in one direction – on another level, something is opening up wide with an open invititation to enter in. We get to choose where we put our focus.
Perhaps the biggest secret – the biggest reveal – is that we are actually powerful, infinite beings who have simply forgotten who we are. When the Sun (ego self) gets eclipsed – what will come forward? The Moon is our subconscious – it is our dreams and our intuitions. This is a good day to write down your dreams and listen for the messages whispered into your pillow as you sleep. Its those in between spaces that contain the answers now ~ we are not going to find them in the “normal’ world.  That world is no more.  Maybe our personal revelation (revolution?) will be to uncover what lies behind the disguise we wear every day Maybe its time to take off the mask.

 You know you want to!

 

 

 

Sagittarius Full Moon Eclipse : Finding Meaning in the Midst of Chaos. 

I have been feeling a bit  less inclined to write lately   – mostly due to Covid 19 and my mom passing, the combination of which has put me into very inward spiral.  I feel almost at a loss for words at times, with the world gone mad, and life turned upside-down. Explanations are not enough – and I really haven’t got a clue anyway. I feel I am being pulled deeper  and deeper – seeking the place where peace resides; seeking light in the midst of the darkness. Funny how sometimes we must close our eyes to see the light.

So, while on one hand I feel the need to step back and really anchor myself in some way  (I am sure you can relate), on the other hand – there is some really amazing astrology occurring that can help describe or explain some of what we are going through. It won’t necessarily change anything – but if we get a bit of a context and maybe try and see the bigger picture – perhaps we can find some meaning in the midst of the madness.

And that, as it  happens, is the theme of this Sagittarius Full Moon eclipse. Finding meaning  in the midst of chaos.

And chaos is definitely the key word right now. The ship is rocking wildly and many of us are starting to feel seasick, with the intense urge to get below deck (and stay there). The covid – chaos is still midstream – we thought it would be over by now – but it isn’t,  and information and direction from the so called experts continues to be confused, chaotic, unclear, and even untrue.  Then, in the midst of all that –  Mars, the warrior planet, gets flared up by the Sun and  people get angry and activated and out onto the streets after months of isolation and lockdown. Shaken and stirred by witnessing a brutal act against a fellow human – something seems to have been let loose-  with protests  occurring all over the world.

A link between Mars and Uranus brings unexpected events and sudden uprisings. And unfortunately, probably due to Mars aggressive energy,  things have turned destructive and seem to be getting out of hand. ‘Seems to be’ is the operative term- as Neptune’s presence adds confusion and obfuscation of the facts; nothing is what it seems.

Gemini (Sun) reminds us that are many sides to every story – and many actors on the scene. Don’t assume you know all there is to know (Moon in Sagittarius notwithstanding) and don’t think your own point of view is the only one of value. A Full Moon in Sag likes to big-up on people – I have heard so much pontificating on politics and race and privilege,  as if the person has suddenly become the arbiter of virtue and valour; yet I don’t think anyone really knows what all of this is about. We are all just making it up as we go along.  So please check your righteous indignation at the door and just admit that you are as confused (and scared) as anybody. Learn to listen. Let yourself be humbled and admit  how little you know.

And- at the same time – know what you do know. Belief is a lower aspect of Sagittarius – it rules religious traditions and knowledge systems.  At its highest, Sagittarius is about the deep inner knowing inside of you.  In that place, we are all the same – we are all one. I’ll meet you there…

“Out beyond ideas of wrong-doing and right-doing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other”
doesn’t make any sense.
The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don’t go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep.
People are going back and forth across the doorsill
where the two worlds touch.
The door is round and open.
Don’t go back to sleep.”
Rumi

 

To be continued….

New moon in Gemini: Curiouser and Curiouser

 The New Moon in Gemini will take place on May 22nd (today) around noon where I live  (Mountain time) which is 2 pm DST and 7 pm UT.

Today’s New Moon in Gemini represents a multiplicity of meanings and a diversity of opinions. It is dreamy and inspired, and creative and wired. Adaptable, mutable, changeable. And – Illusory. This New Moon energy is good for planting seeds of intention ~ although outcomes may be somewhat uncertain (now that’s an understatement!). Cause this New Moon is just a little bit crazy!

The Gemini New Moon  is great for artistic, creative expression or indulging in a lovely escapist romantic book or movie that can help you forget, for just a moment, what a strange time we are all having on planet earth right now.

The Sun and Moon will be conjunct at 2 degrees Gemini,  a mutable sign of duality symbolized by the Twins. Two faced, two sided, two points of view. Very curious, intellectual, talkative. Gemini’s are interesting, flirtatious and generally likable, and can seem superficial, though its more that they are distracted by all the different trains of thought running through their head. It can be confusing when they change their minds so quickly. They can say and be something one day, and be the opposite the next. Sure keeps life interesting! What this means to all of us is that the energy we start this new cycle with, and the intentions we hold,  may shift and mutate a great deal before we get to any sort of outcomes (like a virus).

Romantic fantasies abound,  as Venus (love) and Mercury (communication) link to Neptune in Pisces (dreamy, spiritual, unreal, dishonest). Mars (desire) may end up disappointing you after a lot of flowery promises. There is a potential for more stability to develop  (Saturn) but that too may be an illusion. Everything is so  changeable right now, only time will tell. Pluto and Jupiter continue to cause havoc, and due to that fact, plus all of the crazy making aspects,  this New Moon could feel more like a Mercury retrograde, or an eclipse, or a Full Moon – or –  all of them all rolled in one.  Things will continue to get stranger and stranger…  Curiouser and Curiouser!

A few days ago I was feeling unwell and feel asleep on the couch while watching an interview with Johnny Depp – who I find to be charmingly surreal. He said he chooses outlandish characters because he’s more comfortable playing them than someone straight and ordinary.  As I dosed off YouTube continued putting out more interviews with  him – so every time I woke up  there he was!  I dosed off and on like that for what felt like hours… very surreal experience – me and the Mad Hatter! Sometimes life is stranger than fiction! Life in the time of Carona.

There’s  a spirit of rebellion developing; a resistance to authourity, rules and restrictions – people are getting antsy and questioning the lockdown and the mixed messages we are getting. Facts seem to change daily. Conspiracy theories abound. Then there appears to be an equivalent effort to block and contain, to shut down anything not in line with the approved narrative. Videos discussing different theories around the pandemic for instance, are posted one day are gone the next. I tried to post some info re Cubans having great results with homeopathic remedies- and FB said it violated their community standards!! Help! I’ve definitely gotten sucked into the dichotomy of all the so-called facts more than once! It’s enough to make your head spin! (I guess thats why they call it ‘spin’!)

How many rabbit holes do we need to go down to find the truth? Go ask Alice…
(this such a great video)

With everything so upside-down for months now, some of us are even getting used to it. There are many gifts in being slowed down. Yet just as we are adapting to the new normal, they change the rules. A big part of the stress is due to constantly changing information. Things are confusing, information is inconsistent. I  had the dreaded virus (rather intense) and it was really hard to get tested and to get good advice (besides stay home and take care of yourself). Not really helpful. Then in the midst of it my mother passed away. Jupiter Pluto Saturn are all sitting opposite my Sun (self) right now. Ouch! I certainly felt very vulnerable, and have been extra aware of, and grateful for, friends and family showing up and pulling together in these times of grief and strife.

Death is all around us right now, and yet, so is life. The two go hand in hand. We seem to ignore that reality- but right now it is not to be ignored. Watching someone leave is a very humbling experience, makes me extra ware of how temporary this all is. That can be scary if we have avoided it until now. Even though I am sad that my mom is gone –  watching her passing was an honour and a privilege, and even while we mourn her, we are also celebrating her. We cant do it in person (yet) so we are sharing our pictures and our stories (another Gemini theme).  I’m seem to be still in it – though less so- takes time to process when someone who existed is no more. The brain cant quite relate to it. I really feel for all the front line workers who deal with this day after day  with patients who have no family to sit by their side or hold their hand. And for those who have friends or family who have passed. With so many people leaving right now – we need to find a way to learn something from their passing. This is not a punishment – its is a wake up call.

Time spent inward and alone has helped me to appreciate  the little things – my cozy apartment, walks in my neighbourhood, chats with friends near and far, the bright green of new leaves appearing on trees. Breathing. Gemini is about finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.   Saturn and Pluto  both bring endings – which lead to new beginnings. Even Jupiter – planet of expansion- can often symbolize death –  a  time when someone expands right out of their body. Right now we have all three of these powerful planets sitting together and bringing great change upon the land. And change usually starts with endings. Facing our own mortality and our vulnerability can either open us up or close us down. I have seen how easy it is to swing to either extreme, and remind myself to be careful of black or white thinking and of judging others I deem to be asleep.

Brighten your own light ~ before you try to enlighten another!

“She hides her light – though it still shines.
Don’t try to drag others into the light. 
Let many things pass, without being duped” 
I Ching #36  Darknening of the Light.

Gemini’s nature is to allow for a diversity of viewpoints. We all have our stories to tell. We are learning (hopefully) that there are many sides to a conversation, or to a situation. Its natural to seek certainty in uncertain times, yet dogmatic thinking can lead to an imperious attitude to others. I’m seeing a lot of that as well right now, as fear makes people rigid. I hope we can maintain tolerance for each other. Learn to listen. And allow a little room for the uncertainty and for chaos. Because from what I can see no one really has a clue. Ok many have a particlar clue but in general there’s a LOT of confusion out there. And  things are not going back to normal. (Normal is so yesterday!)  And that’s a good thing. We needed shaking up. And we are being shaken. Do we want to give in to the forces of entropy,  or make room for creativity?

Creativity comes from chaos. And new beginnings.

Blessed be!

 

 

New Moon in PIsces: Dream a LIttle Dream of Me

As the Moon joins with the Sun today for the ‘Conjunctio/Sacred Marriage’  in  Pisces  we have another chance to press the reset button. The last New Moon in Aquarius helped us detach and clear the emotional slate (ha) – and now, as we complete the lunar cycle under the Dark of the Moon, we are planting the seeds of the next cycle.

This is a good time to break free from emotional entanglements and detach from the intense interchanges that are the hallmark of these crazy times. The  highest manifestation of this Pisces New Moon is Unity Consciousness, where are we feel a connection to everyone and everything. We are all in this together! We are all one.

The New Moon in Pisces brings us into the realm of dreams, fantasies, illusions, as well as a deep spiritual connection to all that is. Pisces is a water sign with very fluid boundaries that can open us up to meditation and music and artistic expression ~ yet also make us  more susceptible than usual to manipulation and abuse. By being so adaptable – Pisces tends to merge with whoever they are with, and that lack of clear boundaries can lead to many problems. There’s a lot of slippage with Pisces (and that’s without taking drugs!) It is particularly imperative right now to stay in integrity – and to own-up when you slip-up. Pisces  can have a victim/savior mentality; martyrdom and self-sacrifice are hallmarks of people who give too much and ask too little.   Having clear boundaries can save us all from a lot of misery.

Anybody else recognize themselves in some of those traits? In all of them?

A beautiful thing about this Pisces New Moon is that it can activate  deep empathy and compassion, helping us see beyond judgements and frictions into the heart of the matter.  Most people are just trying their best.  
  
Mercury retrograde in Pisces can also cause all kinds of interesting slippage and synchronicity! Auto correct inserted ‘Jesus’ instead of the word ‘Pisces’.  Jesus was a Pisces apparently (does the computer know that?).  And no he was not born on Dec 25th. I don’t know if anyone really knows when he was born, but he was a Master of the Piscean age and his symbol is the Piscean fish. He was called the Fisher of Men.



  Right now Mars, god of war,  has just joined the crowd in Capricorn, adding a lot of tension to  already tense situations. The universe  is putting incredible pressure on us all to face our faults and foibles and come to terms with choices we have made in the past. When push comes to shove, the focus now is on action, anger, and aggression.  People are quite determined with Mars in Capricorn- and can be very pushy. This  ‘get ‘er done’ energy field will help us accomplish difficult tasks and overcome obstacles, yet at the same time, this kind of dogged determination can lack sensitivity (and that’s an understatement), and end up stepping on many toes. 

 Issues around how we experience and express anger are up for healing,  leaving us feeling a bit vulnerable.  If a person’s sense of self is a little bit fragile, the tendency now is to use anger as a cover. When feelings get hurt, or boundaries crossed, many will lash out in self-defense.  Watch out for knee-jerk reactions, and try to see the learning in what is happening. Anger is a healthy emotion if directed wisely. Uncomfortable or painful experiences can lead to deep healing and transformation if we do the inner work.

With our Warrior energy thus activated, we must stay aligned with our heart so that we use it for the highest good. Radical Honesty ~ combined with Radical Acceptance ~  will keep us on higher ground.

Any tense interchanges happening now will force us to examine our ways of handling  anger ~ and also how we stand up for ourselves (or not). Are you Victim or Victor? We can take this chance to look at our patterns; to step back and look objectively at the dynamics we  find ourself in. Look and see where Mars is in your chart (house and sign) to understand a bit more about how you use this Yang masculine energy.

Watch out for a stubborn resistance that can harden into anger (Mars Capricorn square Chiron in Aries). How we treat others ultimately comes back on our self. What’s that saying?
“Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face!”

A blessing arrives in the  deep mercy and compassion of Pisces.  This peaceful energy can help balance to all the anger and aggression in the atmosphere is. ‘Turn the other cheek’ is good advice right now. Let many things pass.

So here we sit under the Dark of the Moon, waiting to be reborn through her reunion with the Sun.  As we enter with the Moon into the birth canal, our energies and feelings turn inward.  The non-linear  and non-material energy of Pisces gives us access to our deep unconscious, our creativity, and our spiritual connection to all that is. Just be aware that this is also the realm of illusions and delusions. This non linear realm is slippery territory filled with illusions and self- delusions where lies are believed  and truths are stretched. Your focus will influence the direction you want to go in. Your intention determines your course.

 

As we turn our gaze inward, we can  access our deepest dreams and wishes.. Pisces is the antithesis of the ego ~ it speaks to a deeper part of us ~ it speaks to and from our soul.

 In times of slippage – being honest with ourself is imperative. In the 12 step programs they call it a ‘fearless moral inventory’. That may sound harsh,  but it actually is an brilliant way to clear up all the internal judgments we have about ourselves. By facing those internalized judgements,  we take away their power over us as we come to terms with the corrections we need to make.

This is the final  New Moon of the astrological wheel before we enter Aries and Spring (yay).  When we get in touch with our true soul potential, we  uncover the seeds of our future. The seeds of intention that are planted now will spread out into the coming year, so let your intentions be clear, your heart be open, and your soul ready.

You know you want to 🙂

 

Full Moon Leo: There’s no Place Like Home

The Full Moon in Leo is playful and childlike. Leo rules the heart.‘Cour’ means heart… It takes courage to keep your heart open in these crazy times.  the mood of this Full Moon en’cour’ages heartfelt authenticity. The Sun opposite in Aquarius is about  finding your tribe – which requires you be yourself. Know you have something to offer and let your light shine. Aquarius helps us vision our way forward ~ and the Leo light helps us see the path.

The more true we are to ourself~the more we attract, or are drawn to, those people who we resonate with on a soul level. Leo’s warmth and generosity helps us connect to others…. not in a superficial,  follow-the-crowd kind of way – but in a follow-your-bliss and all else will follow  kind of way.

Leo’s do like to be the centre of attention. Some part of us ~ perhaps our innocent self ~ wants to be noticed – we want to feel appreciated and adored. Yes that can sound a little narcissistic ~ but when we are truly heart centred,  the love we feel is expansive, generous, kind. That is our true nature.  When the heart feels shut down,  we feel empty inside and life just doesn’t feel satisfying.

Leo’s  generosity of spirit is much needed in these times of polarization and petty politics. Don’t let the dark unconscious forces in yourself or in others create separation and division. We all want to feel ok ~ we all want to go home ~ and we also know that home is where the heart is.

Take a deep breath and say after me “There’s no place like home! There’s no place like home.”