A Shift in Perspective!

 Looking back in order to move ahead!
Image by Catherine Hyde Artist

As we are reach the end of the eclipse portal that we have been moving through for the last few weeks, a Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn  on Wednesday marks the beginning of a new direction. 

 
The sign of Capricorn sits opposite the Sun in Cancer. Cancer and Capricorn are the archetypal parents. This is a chance to clear inherited family karma and heal our childhood  wounds. The healing starts with ourself and spreads to others- including our own children. As within- so without!
 

 

 


 If your feeling body/pain body gets activated – it can trigger issues around mother, family, childhood, and a need for emotional safety and protection. We are now coming to face and release old guilt shame, and  fears that we accumulated since we were little.  It might be a good idea to find a process to aid emotional integration. I’ve participated in a Conscious Breathwork process last weekend that was very powerful. Breathing into the body – into the pain- feel it- release it. Whew! Each breath is so powerful. Every cell becoming enlivened. 

 

 

Leading  up to the eclipse –  6 retrograde planets- including Mercury (thinking and communicating. ) help us turn our attention inward – as we go back over feelings- ideas- events from the past – in order to  gain a deeper understanding of how to move forward.

Then the Full Moon eclipse in Capricorn will jettison something from our past – propelling us forward by finally letting go of what we no longer require in our life. It may be an attitude, an old hurt, a stuck belief, a buried pain, an old identity that no longer fits or is holding us back. Whatever is coming up is showing us what is ready to be released.
We can use the more inward focused retrograde energy to prepare for coming changes.
“A retrograde planet accelerates the evolutionary momentum of the Soul – it accelerates or emphasizes the individuation process. As a result, the function that is retrograde will place a premium on individuality, but, in so doing, it is also going to induce the sense of being different: different as measured against the status quo.” 
(Geoffrey Wolf  Green: Evolutionary Astrology)
No more status quo! Be yourself!

 

 

Water WATER (signs) everywhere! (Water = emotion).
With the Sun (self)  and Venus (love) sitting on the North Node Destiny Point – in the emotional, watery sign of Cancer – there is a tsunami of emotions bubbling up to be felt – healed – released!
 Self care required! 
 

 

 

Know that it is your DESTINY to  LOVE and be LOVED! ❤
Yet we cannot wait for others to love or recognize us – we must start with our own self acceptance and self love.  It’s an inside job!

 

 

The Full Moon/eclipse  in Capricorn can also trigger  the shadow side of the father, government, institutions, societal structures – revealing old patterns and conditioning that are not supporting our emotional life.

Pluto’s presence (death/rebirth) can amplify and intensify old traumas around these issues – with an aim to heal and clear away the past – as we make way for new energy to enter.

 

This is POWERFUL stuff!! In this time of karmic reckoning – like the shake down of a global pedophile ring – we are coming to terms with sins of the past (patriarchy – power over).

The sins of the fathers are visited on the sons (and daughters)?

It may be rather shocking and unsettling to come to terms with how pervasive the corruption is. Take good care of yourself! And watch your reactions.  If you are feeling especially impatient, irritated, or just more reactive than usual, or  notice a competitive tone creeping into your interactions (Mercury Mars Uranus), it may be linked to the clearing you are doing, as uncomfortable feelings coming to the surface to be cleared away. Righteous anger is a normal reaction against abuse; and as old anger surfaces – our unconscious reactions  show us where our pain is – where we need to heal and also where we need to own our own stuff.

 

With the increased urge to react, rebel, resist,  our egos can become highly defensive. The challenge is to make sure our actions/reactions are coming  from a heart centered, consciously directed response – rather than unconscious, knee jerk reactions. There is much to rebel against – and much to stand up to. The trick is to do it from a conscious place! (Mars Mercury in Leo square Uranus).
This volatile  energy is also being mirrored by cataclysmic events all over the physical world.
Mars (action, aggression)  in Leo (fire) in tension with Uranus (shake and wake) in Taurus (earth)

 

 

Extremely high levels of earthquake activity this week may or may not be directly linked to the planets (we cannot claim it is causative without a LOT of research) – but interesting to see the metaphorical connection.
“Over the course of the last 24 hours, there have been 762 earthquakes in California, 29 earthquakes were over a magnitude of 2.5. Other majour earthquakes have occurred in the west pacific, and in Australia
https://youtu.be/TcaMHmXmmU4
Shakin’ all over!! 
 

 

 

 
Yet even while we all are shaking  up – and (hopefully ) waking up – there is a background of  such Benevolence and Grace that can help centre us and calm our fears – and remind us that – despite all appearances – all is well. 
 
Profound upheaval occurs in  the transition from the old order to the new, a karmic reckoning is at hand and as we shudder and shake our way into the new age. Try to remember –  this too shall pass. Human beings have survived many upheavals and changes as epochs come and go.  Yet as we move through the birth canal, everything is chaotic, dark uncertain. Survival fears can take over. 
 
I know everything looks rather dire, yet Jupiter and Neptune continue breathing  peace and joy into the atmosphere, and even as we flail around in confusion – they are there reminding us of who we are. Their message? Don’t let fear rule the day!  Stay the course. Keep the faith. Do what you must do – yet KNOW that one purpose that brought you here in the first place. To live. To breathe. To feel. Celebrate that! 
 
You know you want to!

 

 

Love your body- Heal your Mind

Both the Sun and Mercury  in  Gemini right now (Mercury’s home sign) activate the tendency to live in our heads. Mercury rules the mind – communication – mental processes. It also rules Gemini – sign of the twins.  Being mercurial means you like variety and can see different sides to things – with a desire to experience a little bit of everything. Under this influence we can spread ourselves too thin by getting caught up in socializing, information, endless details and mental activity.

Venus in Taurus, on the other hand,  wants us to embody – ourself!

Venus is the planet of love, art, beauty. It rules both Taurus and Libra. In Libra is is airy, abstract, idealized love, visual art, music, poetry.
In Taurus, where it is right now, Venus is sexy, sultry, and grounded in physical passions and creature comforts. Good food, good wine, good sex – all are physical comforts that nonetheless feed the soul.
Last weeks Full Moon in Scorpio added an injunction to find your passion and enjoy the  powerful kundalini energy that courses through your body.

Watch out for belief systems that keep you afraid of your physicality  –  they say a country divided against itself cannot thrive. A body divided it against itself cannot be healthy. The trick now is to integrate the body and the  mind.

You traveled a long way to be able to touch the earth. Step into your body – accept it – love it – bless it.
You know you want to!

 

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Beltane New Moon in Taurus

 

Hurray Hurray- the 4th of May!
(May the fourth be with you )
Outdoor frolicking starts today!
Light a fire – clear the cobwebs away,
Jump over it, through it, around it. Play!
Dance, sing, and celebrate spring!
Fill your heart with gratitude for everything!

 

 

Today is the Beltane New Moon in Taurus. Beltane is celebrated between 1 – 5th of May in lazy, lusty, lovely Taurus ! Fires are lit to invoke the Sun –  warming the earth so seeds may be  planted.

 

 

Maypoles symbolize the phallic aspect of fertility, while garlanded maidens  blessed the fields with  feminine fecundity. Singing and dancing and jumping over fires were all part of ensuring a good crop to feed the people as we celebrate and bless our mother earth.

 

 

The fire in the hearth was the central focal point for all activities in the cottage. The fire at all other times of the year was never allowed to go out, but all household fires were ceremonially quenched on May Day and then re-lit with fire from the Bealtaine bonfire outside.”
Fire cleanses, purifies, transforms.  It keeps us warm and provides us with light.  Taurus is earth. It grounds us, stabilizes us, supports us, feeds us.

 

 

The New Moon in Taurus is a powerful symbol of fertility (the Bull).  Ruled by Venus, planet of beauty, love, and money – ancient mother goddesses were often associated with the bull. 

 

Taurus represents rich, feminine, earth mother energy offering  pleasure and abundance along with patience, persistence and perseverance.

 

 

As I say each month-  a New Moon is a seed time –  the ‘conjunctio’ – or sacred marriage of masculine Sun and feminine Moon representing a highly creative moment where we can plant our seeds of intention and vision our way forward with renewed energy. 

 

We have been having a challenging time with Saturn /Pluto  creating a background of pressure, tension, fear, and dread. Yet this formidable force, if harnessed, can accomplish just about anything (if you can get them working for you rather than against you).  Combine them with the stubbornness of the bull, and nothing can stop you!

 

 

 Yet with Saturn and Pluto  both retrograde at the moment – we also have permission to take a much needed break. Use this moment to slow down and care for yourself.  

 

Then again – Uranus close by wants to shake us up and wake us up – bringing waves of high frequency energy to blast us into unexpected situations and dynamics. Change is afoot and we can ride the wave or be swept under it. All this back and forth energy is creating a kind of two-steps-forward,  one-step-back kind of dance. Hey ho – do se do – swing your partner to and fro.

 

 

 

 This is sexy energy. Taurus has a special fondness for sensual delights and creature comforts. It likes a glass of wine, a delicious meal, the smell of  chocolate;  a sensual exchange. This is  about self worth – reminding us to take care of our physical needs and to nurture both body as well as our soul. 

 

Speaking of- as May Day is traditionally a time to prepare the ground for planting – we can prepare our own inner ground for planting new ideas.  Sometimes the best ideas come when we are not trying so hard. One term for the feminine principle is ‘the receptive’ –  a time to become more yin – intuitive  –  allowing. Take the pressure off (before it explodes).  Let some steam escape. Indulge a little.  Remember what is is like to enjoy yourself. 

 

And remember we do so by the generousity of this beautiful bountiful planet earth. Beltane is a time for anointing the earth – blessing and thanking her. Caring for her. If you want to do a ritual-  link it to seeds or fire or new beginnings. Light a candle and set your intention. Write them down and literally plant them in the ground along with some seeds.

 

 

Let your bare feet touch the ground – breathe in the sweet air – enjoy this wonderful spinning blue-green  sphere we live on. She is precious,  and without her we would not exist. 

 

These are difficult and uncertain times. We do not know what the future holds, but we can each make a difference. This Taurus New Moon calls us to venture forth into the world with strength, integrity, intention, and inspiration (which means to breathe in). Breathe deep!

 

 

You know you want to!

 

 

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, a time to reap that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
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Spring has Sprung – and a Full Moon too!

Here we are! Finally. We’ve made it through a fierce winter  and a ‘polar vortex’ (sounds like a science fiction movie) that had us on our knees in most of the Northern hemisphere.  Ice – wind – cold – snow arghhhhh. We will be officially entering  Spring a few hours from now (9:30 pm EST- 2:30 m UT)). Hurray!! May your Full Moon Equinox be glorious.  Spring is finally here. Sort of….

 

Today we also have a super-charged Full Moon occurring at the very beginning of Libra. Day and night are equal-  and then- as of tomorrow- the days will be  getting longer. Yay!

The Western Astrology zodiac begins when the Sun rises over the equator (Aries or Libra).  Due to the earth’s wobble- the constellations no longer line up with this event – so we rely on the Sun’s arrival at this point to begin the astrological year. 

Happy Spring! Happy equinox. Happy Full Moon!


 
Sun in Aries (the Ram) : initiative, drive, aggression, new beginnings. 
Moon in Libra (the scales): Peace, harmony, balancing point – finding the middle.
Aries (ruled by warrior planet Mars) young, vibrant, impatient. Self-centered.
Libra (ruled by Venus, planet of love) love, beauty, art.  Other-centred.


Full Moons are emotionally loaded and tend to bring out the polarities between people.  Us > them – self > other. This natural polarity is  amplified in Aries and Libra. Aries is an instigator who would rather do its own thing – while  Libra is a responder,  with a powerful need to connect with others. Aries tends to be more self-centred and egotistical,  while Libra is hyper aware of others and likes to please.  Yet if day and night can accept being equal – so can we. Balance is the key.

Mars and Venus, the planets that rule the day, are naturally  at odds.  Mars is a warrior- Venus a lover. Right now they are in particular  tension  (right angles) adding  friction to already polarized situations. Throw in the current Mercury retrograde –  and misunderstandings can become highly problematic. Expect confusion and drama,  with amplification to both.  This Full Moon may magnify any muddles we are currently in. 

Full Moon’s bring things to a head; and we may be faced with something we need to come to terms with. Some  have been  deceived and/or led down the garden path, or mixed messages have caused confusion and  disappointment. As personal issues that have been simmering under the surface rise to the surface, standoffs may occur. Libra encourages us to find middle ground. The key here is to resolve your issue in one way or another. Don’t let it keep festering under the surface. There is an opportunity now to let go of grudges and seek mutual benefit. The theme  of  forgiveness and redemption (vs retribution) encourages us to seek the higher ground and to walk away from petty ego battles. Life’s too short. Use your fertile imagination to vision a new way forward.

 

This dreamy, steamy energy could also bring out the romantic in  us. Highly creative solutions are possible under such unusual skies. Yet with things  tending towards a lack of clarity –  we are  prone to deception or seduction.  Be as straight forward as you can and act with integrity. Honest is always the best policy at any time, but especially now. Karma is a bitch –  and especially right now- it can come back to bite you. Don’t let your ego block your ability to forgive and forget.  That doesn’t mean you have to debase yourself or throw yourself to the wolves. Libra is about balance – martyrdom is too extreme.  And even though Aries likes to pick a fight –  sometimes the best policy is to just walk away and let many things pass.

You know you want to 🙂

Mercury snuggled up with Neptune means we are very suggestible right now.  Be very careful of what you agree to under these watery influences, and extra cautious about consuming mind altering substances. Then again- maybe that’s exactly what you need! Nothing like a good escape now and then to help press the reset button. Just be honest about what it is you are running away from. Pay attention to your dreams.


Dreams are intense right now. I had  one particularity revealing dream exactly  as the Sun crossed over Mercury and  Neptune. In fact the card above  was inspired by an aspect of it. These intuitive influences help us tap into subconscious realms; the trick is to decipher the messages we receive. Making imagery  is one helpful way to get in touch with the underlying meanings. This Mercury retrograde in Pisces is very non linear and  quite spiritual – it can help us access our inner self. Yet this is also the realm of fantasy and delusions.  The odds right now are on the side of chaos and confusion so be sure to stay tuned into your centre- your core self. Discernment is key.

Luckily, Sun in warrior sign Aries can help us cut through the BS and shine a light on what’s really going on.  Aries is fierce and independent and shows us the way forward.

Overall- the Equinox marks new beginnings –   new projects, endeavors, relationships. Yet with Mercury still retrograde, things can go sideways;  there might be missed opportunities,  blockages, hesitation. We will need to learn to co-operate with others to get the job done.  (Libra).  Sometimes we will feel like we’re back at the starting point. Are we  merely going in circles?

If you’ve been feeling spaced out or drowned out,  its almost over (till the next thing lol) . This time of spring renewal might be delayed by a few weeks, but it will come. We are still entwined with endings ( Mercury will turn direct March 29th). Something is not quite finished  (look to see where Mercury is retrograde in your chart – then look at the meanings of the ‘house’ above). 

There’s a review going on as we reflect on the cycles of our life – and consider where we are heading. Even though the destination may not be especially clear at the moment,   Pisces asks us to trust and have faith that everything will turn out all right.  Jupiter brings positive expansion, joy. There are no guarantees, especially in these times of confusion and upheaval, but we can choose how we direct our energy and how we see our circumstances (cup half full or half empty). Although nothing is for certain right now in this push-pull between the past and the future, and it does seem to be two steps forward, one step back, there is an opportunity here. The best thing we can do is stay in the present.  After all – the present (now) is all there really is – and that is worth discovering.


The past, the present and the future walked into a bar. It was tense. 



Speaking of the present- Libra wants us to appreciate the gift of each other as we celebrate the beginning of Spring. Go and howl at this glorious Full Moon.

You know you want to!

 

Chiron in Aries: The Wounded Warrior

 

 “Times of adversity are the reverse of times of success, but they can lead to success if they befall the right person.” #47. I Ching

 

Agency: the capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power
Chiron is about to enter Aries (Feb 19th) – triggering a potential healing crisis around our need for a sense of empowerment and personal  agency.  This will occur against a background of tension, blockages and restrictions that will be coming in waves throughout the year (Saturn Pluto) and which are now just beginning.
Are we having fun yet?
Luckily, at the same this is happening, and maybe because of it, our inner warrior is being awakened.  
When the going gets tough, the tough get going!

 

 Planets in Aries are forged in fire. Chiron in Aries doesn’t just heal, it regenerates and revives,  hopefully  in in time to deal with the increasing pressure created by  Saturn  (immovable object) crashing into Pluto (unstoppable force ).  Feelings of fear, tension and dread may rise up when that which we assume we can lean on (Saturn) undergoes immense changes – over which we feel we have no control (Pluto).
Chiron in Aries is here to initiate us into our personal power. And as many of us have been learning, an initiation often involves uncovering some aspect of the personal shadow by facing  hidden or rejected parts of ourself – through which we can transform and heal on a deep level.  Chiron brings us on the path to wholeness and  helps us gather and heal our lost parts – by putting us in touch with our own suffering.

 

 

Our tendency to resist this process could be strong –   resulting in depression and exhaustion (What you resist persists). Chiron in Aries will help bring us the resiliency we need, and teach us how to quickly move beyond our pain, as long as we are willing to learn the lessons it wants to teach us.
Chiron in Aries becomes the Wounded Warrior … representing the Wounded Masculine. To claim our inner warrior, we must first face and heal the masculine part of us that is damaged. Both Chiron and Aries link us to our childhood;  you may find yourself confronting old fears or negative memories of your father, brothers, or other men in your life that made the first impression on you of what masculine energy looks and feels like. 
On the other hand-  – this could be a revival of a positive male archetype that lives within you. Either way, whatever comes up  is for our healing.

 

As we enter more deeply into the radical transition we are in from old to new (Uranus Pluto) – many of us are  feeling vulnerable, fragile, in the dark. We will need our inner (and outer) warrior  – to protect and support us through what feels like a death (even though in fact this is also a birth).
 
 This particular process of self-actualization began during the two years of eclipses in Leo/Aquarius  that encouraged us to claim our magnificence and shine our light into the world. As we let go of old fears that were stopping us from stepping up – and  began  releasing our limiting beliefs  –  we started to claim our self worth – right up till the last eclipse in Leo on January 5th. 
Now Chiron in Aries will take us the rest of the way, by helping us step into our newly found power. It will do this by first bringing up for healing whatever remains as an obstacle  in our path.
Chiron was a centaur who taught the Greek heroes like Hercules and Achilles how to fight in battle. After he became accidentally wounded – Chiron, who was half man and half horse – spent his life trying to heal his own wound – becoming a renowned healer in the process.  This is why he is called the Wounded Healer.  Chiron in our chart points to where we feel particularly vulnerable or wounded, as well as where we have healing gifts to offer others (once we heal ourself).

 

  
Chiron in Aries has to do with initiative and self-actualization; it is about how we take risks and bounce back from adversity. As we heal our Chiron Warrior Wound – we will gain renewed sense of personal power and self-confidence that no one can take from us.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too.

All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”


William Hutchison Murray 

There’s more to this: The Masculine also needs the Feminine archetype to heal- and vice versa. Venus has recently had her own encounter with Chiron. Stayed tuned…

 

Wolf Moon- Full Moon Eclipse Jan 20/21st

 

On January 20-21,  people in NA, Northern Europe and the Arctic will be treated to a lunar eclipse. It will occur in NA just after midnight EST – on the night of  the 20th, and in Uk, Europe and around 5-6 am UT on Jan 21st. Earths shadow will begin moving across the surface of the Moon at 9:36 p.m. EST.(4:36 am UT) and will be officially Full at 12:16 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, 7:16 am UT.

 

This Full Moon is called the Wolf Moon by aboriginal cultures, representing wolves that howled with hunger outside the villages in the dark of winter. Here in Canada wolves still roam, and if you’ve ever heard their mournful call – you know how beautiful and powerful it can be.


 

This is our second eclipse of the year – we already had a partial Solar Eclipse on Jan 5-6. We are now in the portal between eclipses – where everything is turning and shifting and morphing.

 

 

The New Moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle. A Full Moon is a peak in the New Moon energy. It is said that a  New Moon influence lasts approximately  four weeks,  but a Solar Eclipse lasts about six months.

 

 

In this time between eclipses – something old  is being released and something new is coming into being. There is now a pause, an interval, a liminal space – in which we are nether here nor there. Its good to go slow right now and hold back from making commitments or plans as we move through this non linear energy field.

 

 

That doesn’t mean we are not meant to be focusing on the year ahead- Saturn presence at the New Moon solar eclipse Jan 5/6 was all about commitment and focus. But it also represents prudence and caution, and the need to stay grounded and contained. It it feels like you are being held back; patience grasshopper – all will come to pass.

 

 

Links to the nodes of the Moon by Uranus, the Awakener –  brings a fated feeling as  our destinies seem to unfold at an amplified rate. It feels like we are being   thrust forward at mach speed – and at the same time blockages may be coming at us just as quickly, increasing the need to stay anchored and steady. Intuition is peaking right now –  messages await  if we listen carefully and  use this high frequency to tune into our higher self.  Uranus is the higher mind,  Neptune links us to our soul and our imagination, and Jupiter brings an urge to expand and explore.  All are highly active now and pushing us out of our normal frames of reference as we dive into the unknown. 

 

This is  a time of both creation and manifestation; our minds and our intentions are particularly powerful now.  Yet without the necessary prudence, all will be for naught. Step by step – steady as she goes! Yadayadayada!

 

 

What a powerful way to begin the New Year! Even though the Gregorian calendar is rather arbitrary – not being based on natural cycles – because we are all tuned into the change of date/year (can you believe its 2019!) we are all visioning the year ahead,  setting intentions,  making plans and setting long term goals.  

 

 

These two eclipses increase this impetus for visioning forward, though it’s not exactly business as usual.  I don’t have to tell you that the whole world is topsy-turvey right now – which makes it hard to make plans or be sure of anything. Yet we now, courtesy of the two eclipses,  have access to untapped resources of creativity,  imagination and intuition, as well as a promise of more solid footing to move forward with. As the creator of your own story – what will you write for yourself this year?

 

The New Moon, Partial Solar eclipse on Jan 5/6 occurred in the middle of  practical earth sign Capricorn.  Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn dominated-   emphasizing responsibility, rules and authority, governments, parents, structures, duties. These are not the most glamourous aspects of life – yet without some sort of structure or container,  everything would fall apart. Look to see where house the middle of Capricorn is in in your chart (astro.com) , to see where you were being asked to wo/man up and take some serious thought to what you want to manifest,  and where your ego (Sun) might be getting in the way of you accomplishing the tasks at hand.Eclipses ask us to let go of something- Sun indicates it is ego related. 

 

The  lunar eclipse is at the 1st degree of fiery, confident (and somewhat self centered) Leo. When you combine enthusiasm and drive of Leo with the pragmatic down to earth skills of Saturn – anything is possible. Look to the beginning of Leo in your chart to see where this glorious Full Moon energy is lighting your way forward. The ‘house’ (see link at top of webpage)  indicates where you need to let go of old blockages so you can start to see your way forward.

 

 Transits (planets in current sky) tend to have the strongest effect when they occur near planets or the angles  in our chart – the top and bottom , left and right midpoint of chart representing Home (IC), Career (MC), Self (Asc) and other Desc). These, plus the planets, are considered the most important areas to look at – and I would also include the nodes of the Moon (destiny points)

 

If nothing significant in your chart links up with the Eclipse degrees- you may not notice anything at all (besides the awesome beauty of a lunar eclipse that is).  This is how astrology works – it is sacred geometry based on resonances and harmonics between the heavenly spheres. The moment you were born – certain patterns existed in the sky between the planets  – and that became your own personal piece of celestial music.  Each time a planet moves close to those energetic imprints (planetary placements)  – they strike a chord and emphasize the planets and areas(houses)  they occur in.  Sometimes the chords are harmonious- sometimes discordant;  either way,  where they visit in your chart shows where something of note is going to be taking place. Its all about patterns…
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The key words for the Jan 5/6 eclipse were patience, discipline (Saturn)  and change /transformation (Pluto). Plus expansion (Jupiter), imagination and creativity (Neptune).  

 

This Sunday’s Full Moon/Lunar eclipse brings in the generousity and warmth of Leo – the Lion- rules by the Sun- who wants to shine its light in the world. We are again being called to awaken to who we really are. It is our destiny  to cast off the false masks we have been wearing to fit into this dysfunctional world, and step into our own skin. This is the time to claim your sovereignty– be your own authentic self. If we don’t value ourself – we can never value each other.
It’s time to work together collectively  to shift things in a more positive direction.  It’s interesting that the Wolf is symbolic of individuality (lone wolf) and leadership (Leo traits) as well as being a pack animal (Aquarius).  

 

I am he as you are (s)he as you are me and we are all together (Beatles- I am the walrus)

 

If  times are dark – perhaps it is your light that is missing. 

 

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Keeping the Dream Alive!

Mars in Pisces : The Power of Soulful Self Transformation 

 

Mars has just entered the last degree of Pisces, a point that marks the last degree of the zodiac- the final phase of the 360 steps (degrees) of transformation. 

 

“This is the Omega point, the end of the end of the old year where we prepare for the beginning of the new, as symbolized by the first degree of Aries”

 


Mars represents passion and action arising from our will and ego drives. Pisces represents our dreams, our soul creativity  and our imagination. 

 

Mars at this last degree of Pisces therefore represents the manifestation of our dreams and ideals – based on our “alignment to eternal reality.” (Robert Wilkinson)

 


Key words: Focus- Self Integrity – Imagination- Discernment – Compassion

 

“This is the energetic principle around and permeating affirmations, meditation, chanting various mantras, the power of “positive thinking,” and every principle offered in the movie on the not-so-secret “Secret.” (Willkenson) 

 

If you build it they will come!

 

Happy New Year! 🎈