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NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS: Keep Looking Up

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul… ~ Hermes Trismegistus ~

The New Moon  arrives at 15 degrees of Sagittarius on Friday, December 7 at 2:20 AM EST. 

The New Moon is always accompanied by an air of mystery; a sense of the unknown; a spirit of anticipation.  We are about to embark upon something new. Something has ended. It could be the expression of a facet of our psyche, a style of communication, a job, a relationship, or a way of thinking that no longer serves us.  We are inhabiting our intimacy with self. This emotional attunement inspires introversion, introspection, and solitude. Such a state of being may be quite subtle. The Moon often is. As she touches upon the most intimate areas of our psyches, her energy is deeply personal. As is the Moon, so are we.

A time of great respite is upon us, as the expansive Sagittarius New Moon is fueling the collective psyche with faith, hope, and optimism. There is a sense of magic in the air. As we dwell within this season of lights, we gather a glimpse of our own light. Our inner and outer vision recognize the light that is within us all. We accept and cherish that we are light unto each other.

This increment of time offers us an upward swing to the matters and circumstances of our lives. The load is lifted and carried on the wings of angels.

New Moons are a time of planting seeds. The seeds in which we are about to plant are luminous. As we plant them, we are imbued with vision and trust.

We are moving through our lives, facing struggles, challenges, and lessons, rising to the occasion of what each day brings. We are functioning to capacity, coping, reckoning with what is. Out of the blue, we wake up one day knowing that all is well. It is as if the universe has pressed a cosmic automatic reset button within our being. We are primed for awakening. We see the bigger picture. We are gifted with crystalline wind chime awareness. This is such a time.

The New Moon in Sagittarius serves to invigorate our spirit.

Sagittarius The Centaur is a mutable masculine fire sign ruled by Jupiter. Sagittarius embodies the archetypes of The Wanderer, The Visionary, The Scholar, The Optimist, The Truthsayer, The Teacher, and The Healer. Sagittarius is a Lover Of Humankind. The Sagittarian speaks with a universal voice. They offer us inspiration, spirituality, optimism, faith, and truth.

Through the eyes of Sagittarius we see the bigger picture. There is fervency about society, humanity, and world affairs. Sagittarius expects us to expect a lot from each other.

The last New Moon before the beginning of a new year marks a period of preparation for the year to come. This is a time of deep deep self-reflection and contemplation of what may lie before us. Upon the closure of the Sagittarius season we arrive at the Winter solstice.

The Centaur is a poignant symbol. As creatures, we are bound to the earth. As spirits, we shoot our arrows beyond the clouds not knowing where they will land. The arrows are like prayers. Sagittarius reminds us of the human condition as both creatures of the earth and spirits of the heavens melded into one form. As Pierre Teilhard de Chardin so eloquently stated: “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

Wonder. Wander. Watch and listen. Choruses of angels are whispering our songs. The cup is half full. Our hearts are overflowing.

Keep looking up!

Sagittarius New Moon Blessings Upon You.

“Listen to  the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”  ~ Shel Silverstein ~

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”  ~ John Lennon ~

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” ~Langston Hughes ~

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FULL MOON IN GEMINI: Cosmic Conversations

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul… ~ Hermes Trismegistus ~

The Full Moon  arrives at 0 degrees of Gemini on Thursday, November 23 at 12:39 AM EST.

In the grand scheme of life, the Moon exemplifies a constancy which often goes unseen in this ever changing world. The Moon is always there, even in the darkness of its newness. When the Moon is full, we are full as well. When we tap into the inner most sanctum of our consciousness, the once dormant nature of our fullness reveals itself as a celebration of something innately present, long withheld from recognition and expression.  Awareness precedes transformation.

The inception of this revelation began at the New Moon, where seeds of intention were firmly planted in the rich soil of our fertile being. At this juncture, The Gemini Full Moon looms ever larger and brighter with an ebullience that symbolically exemplifies an exalted facet of our nature. We in turn experience an inner magnificence that beams with the luminosity of the soul’s true essence.

Wherever Gemini resides within your natal chart there is profound opportunity for the channeling of exquisite awareness and open communication.

Gemini is exemplary of the reconciliation of opposites, thus possessing an innate ability to facilitate unified consciousness in the face of a society that operates within a field of duality. As oppositional perspective is paramount to the suffering and hostility that abounds in this complicated and conflicted societal milieu, Gemini consciousness constitutes an unfettered awareness of opposites fueled by compassionate perspective. Gemini has a facile ability to be-hold all of it; thus hold all of it. When operating at it’s evolved level of expression, Gemini inspires us to see the bigger picture, behold the other; hence invoking a new humanistic landscape that will emerge when the dust of destructive duality settles into a field of unconditional unity.

Gemini The Twins is a mutable air sign ruled by Mercury. The enlightened qualities of Gemini are adaptability, versatility, charisma, vivaciousness, intellectualism, curiosity, self-expressiveness, communicativeness, independence, self-education, playfulness, humor, and wittiness. As the esoteric ruler of Gemini is Venus, Gemini is characterized as having a strong love vibration.

Gemini is the master sign for the reconciling of opposites, thus shedding light upon dualities with an innate ability to see the full spectrum of people, life, and circumstances.

As with all of the signs of the zodiac with their unique and varied expressions, there is a spectrum from which they operate depending upon the development of the individual’s personality and soul. The less evolved characteristics of Gemini include behavioral expressions of gossip, flightiness, restlessness, inconsistency, shallowness, and fragility.

The archetypes of Gemini include The Teacher, The Witness, The Storyteller, The Reporter, and The Trickster.

We are in the midst of powerful Gemini energy! A longing to communicate abounds! There is an air of anticipation. Words swim within the waters of the soul. It is an opportune time in which to speak of the inimitable truths that are upon our hearts. Heartfelt communion with another is the elixir of life. Fellowship leads to the unfolding of the true self as we serve as mirrors unto each other.

Stand in your truth with supple legs. Anoint yourself with sacred words. Speak them to yourself. Speak them with another. Behold the recognition that in doing so, you are speaking with The Divine.

Gemini Full Moon Blessings Upon You.

“Be impeccable with your word.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz

“The more room you give yourself to express your true thoughts and feelings, the more room there is for your wisdom to emerge.” ~ Marianne Williamson ~

“In love all the contradiction of existence merge themselves and are lost. Only in love are unity and duality not at variance. Love must be one and two at the same time. Only love is motion and rest in one.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore ~

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SCORPIO NEW MOON: The Night Of Awakening

The New Moon arrives at 15 degrees of Scorpio on Wednesday, November 7 at 11:27 AM.

During a New Moon cycle, the Moon and the Sun are aligned in the same sign. New Moons present a gift of subjective insight within a specific realm of our psyches, thus offering to us within this very realm a new beginning imbued with fresh awareness. As the Moon is hidden from view, this newborn perspective is deeply internalized. Unaffected by influences outside of the self, it is a time in which to trust oneself. New Moons offer some of the most intimate moments we can ever have with ourselves.

This begins a 29-day cycle in which we have opportunity to initiate growth in some realm of our being or particular area of our lives. It is a time in which heightened subjective awareness is more readily available to us. Seeds of nascent consciousness stir anew. We can watch the growth, fruition and completion of whatever we discover throughout the entire lunar cycle.

We have all been pushed to our limits in recent weeks. Between the string of violence that continues to sweep the United States and beyond, coupled with the anticipation of the midterm elections, we have been facing the collective darkness, and with that, our own darkness as well. We have been driven to reach within the deep fathoms of our hearts, where we find ourselves reviewing past personal experiences and how perhaps we can heal both ourselves, another, or a situation at large.

As we contemplate the human psyche, one may ask, what is darkness? It is an inner realm wherein we cannot see the light; within ourselves, or within any given experience or situation. It is a state of being which we deem unacceptable. Unlovable. Irredeemable. Darkness is an area of both the collective and personal psyches. Darkness emerges when fear dominates love.

At this juncture, Scorpio the Scorpion is inviting us to dive into the deep well of inner darkness, for it is within these depths of consciousness that transformation of the highest order awaits us.

Scorpio is a fixed water sign, ruled by Mars and Pluto. The qualities of death, depth, darkness, intensity, power, passion, faithfulness, bravery and focus are ever present to us as we embark upon the inner quest.

Wherever Scorpio resides in our natal chart is where we fully embody the darkness. It is an area of profound personal power. This realm of our deepest wounding offers tremendous opportunity for transformation within this lifetime. And yet, it can act as a blind spot that lives in exile from our greater wholeness. At this time we have the will,  the vision, the capacity and the courage to face our darkness, our human shadow: that which we deem unlovable.

This place is one in which we have perhaps neglected to inhabit. It is a realm of difficult psychic, emotional, psychological and spiritual matter. While it is an area of the psyche that we have neglected, for it can feel like just too much to face and feel, this very area of trepidation is powerful beyond measure. When these emotions are faced and felt, we rise from the ashes like the phoenix, a powerful mythological symbol closely aligned with Scorpio. We die in order to be born anew.

We may find ourselves undergoing deep alchemical processes whereby transformation, transmutation and transfiguration are means for transport from the uncomfortable inner complacency which has been longing for recognition and release. Herein, beneath the darkness, lies the true gold of our inherent nature, our divine essence; the purest and highest expression of the true self.

What areas of your life have reached a place of completion? Do you feel a kind of death to your old self? Can you release people, places and situations which no longer serve your highest good to the light? Where do you need to take a risk? How can you best recognize the dark emotions through the lens of love? Where are you meeting the shadow in the outer world and with whom? Can you behold your deepest wound as the source of your greatest gift?

Scorpio inhabits the peak of Autumn. As we celebrate the beauty of nature in her cycle of death, let us celebrate the beauty of our own nature.

The darkness is a sacred chamber.

New Scorpio Moon Blessings Upon You.

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. ” ~Walt Whitman ~

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; Only Love can do that. ~ Martin Luther King ~

“I must also have a dark side if I am to be whole.” ~ Carl Jung ~

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FULL MOON IN TAURUS: The Order of Chaos

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul… ~ Hermes Trismegistus ~

The Full Moon  arrives at 1 degree of Taurus on Wednesday, October 24 at 12:45 PM EDT. 

We are once again at the pinnacle of another round of awakening. The Lunar cycle is a microcosm of the Solar cycle. It takes one complete year for the Earth to orbit the Sun taking us through the zodiac, whereas the Moon cycle takes approximately one month to orbit the Earth. Thus we have small cycles within large cycles. The small cycles are no less powerful than the large cycles. They are however, more immediate pertaining to our personal world. Needless to say, Lunar cycles fly by. We need to stay awake for them. They shed light upon the nuts and bolts of our daily lives and the qualities of relationships that inhabit our world.

Taurus The Bull, is a fixed feminine earth sign ruled by Venus. The archetypes of Taurus are The Builder, The Earth Spirit, The Musician, and The Quiet One. Taurus rules the qualities and characteristics of peacefulness, presence, mindfulness, determination, groundedness, values, self-value, aesthetic appreciation, security, engagement with and commitment to the earth, highly developed senses, and sensuality. As Taurus is the quintessential earth sign, it is highly attuned to the earth, acting as a steward and cultivator of life in it’s myriad forms.

Each lunation is highly complicated depending upon which planets are involved with the cycle. This particular Full Moon is mired with the complexity of tremendous intricacy. The multi-dimensional experience now available to us is deep and vast. Do not resist the journey, but rather, embark upon it. We are multi-dimensional beings living in a multi-dimensional universe.

At this time, the qualities of Taurus are both challenged, and yet, greatly needed. We must be fully engaged with them. We must embody them. The Bull is surefooted. This steadfastness is greatly compromised by other planetary activity which closely accompanies the Moon. Taurus’s groundedness can assist us through what may seem like the disassembly of some facet of our lives. Hold fast to the earth, for the instability of this lunation will rock us to our core. Taurus is tenacious. We can hold onto ourselves even though it may feel like a tornado has swept us up and taken us to the Land of Oz.

During the next three days, there are tremendous karmic opportunities. They may not appear as beneficent circumstances. Whatever appears or disappears will greatly serve your soul. There is unpredictability in the air. A sense of urgency, anxiety, and anticipation presides. Soon, we will have a revelation.

Wherever Taurus resides in your natal chart is an area that will undergo dramatic change. This will happen in such a way as to clear your path for a more veritable journey with what will now become an ever enhanced authentic self. From this time forward, we will express ourselves in no less a manner than veracious.

We have undergone extremely difficult lunar phases over the past 2 years. We have been catapulted into our soul’s evolution. Each lunation offers us another round in which to reassemble another piece of our life puzzle.

Uranus and Venus coupled with the Lunar Nodes are forming  close partnerships to the Moon. It is within the realms of home, family, and relationships that these dramatic changes will most likely manifest. Uranus is the lightening rod that will electrify whatever it touches. It is the Great Awakener. Uranus shakes us up and moves us into our inherent nature; a nature that no longer subscribes to the rules and regulations of anyone or anything that has been dampening our lives. The Lunar Nodes present us with themes of the past; past lives as well as the life that is present. The Lunar Nodes point us toward our karmic curriculum. We have the advantage of deep karmic cleansing and reorientation toward the path less taken; our path.

Tune into your values. Live by them; for that is where security lies. Value yourself; for you are valuable. When we adhere to our values, a true and ardent life unfolds before us.

We are longing for order. In the grand scheme of life, there is chaos everywhere. Let us embrace that order is chaos and that chaos will order our lives.

TAURUS FULL MOON BLESSINGS UPON YOU

“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~

“In chaos, there is fertility.” ~ Anais Nin ~

“In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance.”  ~ Jeanette Winterson ~

“I like it that order exists somewhere even if it shatters near me.”  ~ Elizabeth Moon ~

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NEW MOON IN LIBRA: The Circle of Darkness and Light

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul… ~ Hermes Trismegistus ~

The New Moon  arrives at 15 degrees of Libra on Monday, October 8 at 11:46 PM EDT. 

The cyclical nature of life in all of its facets brings hope. We are in perpetual motion. Each phase of life has a beginning, a middle, and an end. We are swimming in circular motion circumventing the perennial process that both inspires and motivates the necessity for change in all of its myriad forms. The New Moon is the beginning of the circle which has no end.

Here we stand, having navigated the recent journey of this past lunation; different, wise, curious, and energized to begin yet another cycle of exploration. We are standing at the forefront of  a deeper layer of potential for our inner growth. We are, all together, a New Moon unto ourselves. What is calling to you? Where must you travel to reach your your next level of awareness?  In which areas do you wish to evolve? Just as the Moon, we are unto ourselves in constant flux. We will wax to fullness, recede into darkness, and begin anew. At this pivotal moment of the New Libra Moon, we are still in darkness, introspectively contemplating the seeds which we will sow. The ever constant Moon, our beloved satellite of the earth, teaches us that both the light and the darkness return to each other. And so it is with us.

Libra The Scales is a cardinal masculine air sign ruled by Venus. The archetypes of Libra are The Artist, The Lover, and The Peacemaker. Libra’s qualities include equilibrium, love, relational expression, aesthetic sensibility, inner harmony, peacefulness, fairness, partnering, inner balance, and social etiquette. Libra embodies the ability to embody consciously both the shadow and the light. The beauty of Libra is its exquisite expression of balance.

We embody all of these Libran qualities. They reside in a specific area of our natal chart. They are activated for each of us in different styles and manners. These qualities are profoundly available to incorporate into wherever this particular New Moon cycle falls for us. Knowledge of one’s natal chart is extremely helpful in understanding the specific area that is during this time, calling forth.

As with all lunar cycles, the qualities of the sign are always accompanied by other planets and configurations that add both texture and complexity to our current experience. We are meant to carry these other facets into the lunar cycle, thus developing those planetary qualities within the realms in which they wish to express. Of particular importance to this lunation is Venus, the ruler of Libra, which has entered its retrograde cycle. As the planetary ruler of Libra, Venus and the challenges that she faces figure ever more prominently in her expression of Libra at this time.

A retrograde cycle is likened to the concept of the underworld as it leads us into the more unconscious dimensions of that planet, thus into the darkness, where we can embrace our shadow with love and acceptance. This is an essential undertaking in order for our return to the light. Venus embarks upon the underworld every 18 months for 40 days and 40 nights. As Venus is in retrograde motion, our relationships take on new meaning. We contemplate those with whom we are intimate. We evaluate our relational patterns. We look into the relationship that we have with ourselves. We gaze upon the other with new eyes. As with all underworldly experiences, not only must we accept our own darkness, we must allow our loved ones their darkness as well. This is where true love in its myriad forms resides. Libran love requires that we embrace this duality.

Pluto is closely accompanying this lunation. Pluto’s close companionship with the Sun and the Moon intensifies even further the underworld experience. How do we embark upon this without fear? Fear of loss. Fear of death. Fear of each other. Fear of life itself. It is only in meeting our shadow with open arms that we can find our way through the tunnel that leads us to the light. It takes courage, faith, and non-attachment to how we may behold ourselves. No one wishes to face the darker aspects of their character. However, in doing so, we emancipate our soul.

As we navigate both the light and the dark, we grow our love to fruition. We sweep out the cobwebs that have been hiding in the corners of our psyche. We rise from the ashes. We shed our old skin. We gaze into the mirror and look upon our new complection. We are winter. We are summer. We are autumn and spring.

In both shadow and in light, we are equally magnificent.

Libra New Moon blessings upon you.

“The sun does not abandon the moon to darkness.”  ~ Brian A. McBride ~ 

“The most precious light is the one that visits you in your darkest hour!”  ~ Mehmet Murat ildan ~

“Every ending is a new beginning. Through the grace of God, we can always start again.

~ Marianne williamson ~

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FULL MOON IN ARIES: The Courage To Feel

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul… ~ Hermes Trismegistus ~

The Full Moon  arrives at 2 degrees of Aries on Monday, September 24 at at 10:52 PM EDT.

Our Moon. We are amazed by her. She is ever constant. Even within her ever changing nature; from New to Full to New again, she is present. All that we have to do is look up. If the night sky is cooperating, we have a spectacle that is all her own. Even if we cannot see her; she is there. It is her shapeshifting nature that contributes to the constancy of her counsel.

During a Full Moon cycle, we literally “see the light.” The light of the Sun’s full ebullient reflection is cast upon the Moon; thus, upon our own psyches as well. We are primed for awakening and revelation.

Each lunation is accompanied by fellow planetary travelers, who imbue the lunar characteristics with additional layers of nuance, meaning, and experience. Thus, we are graced with the gift of multi-layered consciousness which in and of itself assists us in accepting and understanding the complex beings that we are. On this particular leg of our journey, the Moon has her own escorts. Mercury, Saturn, and Chiron are all traveling closely with her. Thus, they are companions; not only to each other; but to us as well.

This makes for a most complex array of energies that are bound to bring difficult yet profound matter to the surface. Within such times as these, courage is our guide. As Aries The Ram is the quintessential sign of courage, we have The Ram’s assistance to face whatever rises to the surface of our conscious awareness.

Aries The Ram is a cardinal fire sign ruled by Mars. Aries embodies the archetypes of The Warrior, The Pioneer, and The Loner. The qualities of Aries include courage, instinctiveness, assertiveness, passion, enthusiasm, individuality, innovativeness, creativity and leadership.  When Aries is immersed in the lower vibrations, it expresses as immaturity, impatience, selfishness, anger, violence, arrogance, recklessness, and tyranny. When we are willing to embrace both the shadow and the light of our sacred being-ness, we become primed for true transformation layered with intimate compassion for both self and others in recognition of the complexity of being human. As the first sign of the zodiac, Aries speaks to our primal instincts. As a mountainous creature, The Ram is no stranger to going it alone.

This is a time encumbered with loneliness. Even amidst our loved ones, there is an existential experience of solitary embodiment. It is within the insulation of such aloneness that we have the space in which to allow for emergence of those dimensions of our psyche that have been all too painful to recognize and bear. Despite the discomfort and edginess of this lunation, there is an opportunity to clear out the debris of shadow elements that have only served to keep us rigidly attached to our suffering. In order to emancipate ourselves from such a state, we muster the courage to feel. Feel all that is there. Do not shy away from it. It is not a permanent condition. For now, the pain and emotionality of our condition serves as a wave that will wash us ashore.

Chiron, The Wounded Healer, is right by The Moon’s side, thus bringing the wounded expressions of Aries to the fore. These wounds are ones of identity crisis, fear, and difficulty in being the magnificent individuals that we are. It is where we are called to be true to ourselves within our inherent nature. Whenever Chiron appears, we are catapulted deeply into our soul wound, which ironically, is the very arena of our ultimate healing. Wherever the wound resides, lies our greatest capacity to facilitate others with their own healing. Chiron is powerful; possessing healing gifts, talents, compassion, insight, and ultimately, a befriending of the core soul wound with which we have incarnated.

Saturn’s role during this lunation serves to bring structure, discipline, and strength to the matters in our life that we are tending to, bringing with it a certain melancholic nature, yet one in which bears great wisdom and profundity. Saturn requires us to do the grunt work of whatever we wish to accomplish whether in the outer world or on the inner plane.

Mercury will lighten us up in the midst of all of this heaviness serving as the communicator between the array of archetypes that are upon us. We possess an inner communicator, one in which serves as an ambassador to our splintered selves. Mercury serves this purpose. Mercury is the only God who can traverse the underworld, the earth plane, and the heavens, all three. Mercury ties it all together for us, thus enhancing our self-understanding and the manner in which to navigate this time.

We are only two days into Autumn. The days are still mostly equal in light and darkness. This is an optimal time in which to embrace both the darkness and the light. We have an energetic balance in which to navigate both realms. As A Courses In Miracles says: Darkness is the absence of light. As the days grow shorter, we are inclined to travel within unknown realms. There is tremendous power in darkness. Things are born of darkness. So darkness, we must not fear.

Trust that during this time, we are on a fast track for awakening. No matter what the outcome, we will be served.

In order to become real, we must feel. When we are strong, we belong; not only to ourselves, but to the oneness with all.

ARIES FULL MOON BLESSINGS UPON YOU.

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”  ~ E.E. Cummings ~

“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.” 

 ~ August Wilson ~

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” ~ Maya Angelou ~

“The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.”  ~ Michel de Montaigne ~

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“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul… ~ Hermes Trismegistus ~

The New Moon  arrives at 17 degrees of Virgo on Sunday, September 9 at 2:01 PM EDT. 

As each New Moon arrives, we are stirred by a fresh facet of universal consciousness. There is an area within our lives which has reached completion. It is time to begin anew. There are whispers of our names upon the air. Listen. Can you hear your name? Universal intelligence is guiding us upon the next leg of our journey. At this time, there is a hidden roadmap. Over the next three days, this cosmic map will unfold before us, providing guidance and direction.

The New Moon is a time of deep introspection. While communing intimately with the interior self, knowledge of our authentic divine nature awakens. As this knowledge pours forth, we are in turn awakened to it.

The ground has been prepared. The seeds are planted. Upon our own steadfastness within this new awareness, a gradual process of becoming will lead to fruition. We may not feel our legs just yet. When three days have passed, when the Moon emerges into her Crescent phase, we too will begin to emerge.  For now; hunker down. And listen.

Virgo The Virgin is a feminine mutable earth sign ruled by Mercury. Virgo is the quintessential sign of service unto others. The Virgoan path is one of helpership. As a sign possessed of humility and quietude, Virgo reminds us that in order to guide others, we must first look within. For we cannot become what we do not recognize. We cannot give what we do not have. We cannot impart what we do not know. We can only draw upon an inner knowing infused by the heart. Herein lies a mastery of serving each other and the world.

As the New Moon’s close companion is Neptune, it is a time of tremendous sensitivity. Neptune is the planet of otherworldliness, creativity, mysticism, spirituality, empathy, and collective suffering. Virgo and Neptune are perfect cohorts; as together they facilitate grounded compassionate awareness. We are seeing beyond three dimensional reality whereby the meaning of our incarnation goes far beyond our personal desires to a strong and fervent yearning to serve. The cries of the world are upon us. An attunement to the divine unification of all life is coursing through our veins.

This New Moon serves as a grounding force whereby we have the ability to hold onto ourselves while extending ourselves at the same time. We are feeling the woman in Saudi Arabia who has been arrested. We are feeling immigrant parents and their children, estranged from each other. We are feeling the animals, whose habitat is being stolen away. We are feeling those who are victims in the throes of brutal wars.

While this New Moon is heightening our awareness to such circumstances in the world, this awareness is always upon us. It may not always be at the edge of our consciousness, but it is there. As inherently psychic beings, everyone knows everything. We are one psychic organism. At this time the universe is doing a cosmic reset within our personal lives as well as in all of humanity. We are primed for an expanded awareness of everything and everyone. From this new awareness emanates the desire to become better so that we can be better for each other.

There is also an opportunity for an expanded awareness of joy. Suffering and joy are not mutually exclusive. We can walk hand in hand with both. In doing so, we bear even greater gifts to the world. As we attune to sadness and joy; the personal and the collective; let us know that service is not always a grand gesture. Service is an attitude. It can inhabit all areas of life with every breath that we take.

Do you long to contribute in service? What do you deeply care about? Which area of your life is being honed and perfected? How can you best serve your body? Where do you reside in quiet joy? How can you accomplish a small task with great love? To who, what, and where are you being called?

In such chaotic times as these, know that we have ourselves, we have each other, and we have the world. That’s a whole lot.

Just show up.

The world needs you

VIRGO NEW MOON BLESSINGS UPON YOU.

“Where would You have me go? What would You have me do? What would You have me say, and to whom?”  ~ Daily Prayer,  A COURSE IN MIRACLES ~

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

“Just like a sunbeam can’t separate itself from the sun, and a wave can’t separate itself from the ocean, we can’t separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind.”   Marianne Williamson ~

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FULL MOON IN PISCES: Rising To The Surface

“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul… ~ Hermes Trismegistus ~

The Full Moon  arrives at 3 degrees of pisces on Sunday, August 26 at at 7:56 AM EDT.

Throughout the summer, we have been immersed within a time of tremendous complexity and challenge. We are processing the life changes brought about by the long eclipse cycle which is still upon us. In some cases, we are still deep in the throes of dramatic shifts. Adding to the challenging eclipse cycle, we have had six planets simultaneously moving in retrograde motion;  Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Retrograde cycles, while offering many opportunities in which to reflect and reassess, also cast confusion, frustration, and misunderstanding upon our lives.  As Mercury has recently gone direct, and Mars will go direct on August 27, we are starting to feel at least a little bit lighter than before. Needless to say, it’s been a tumultuous time, one in which we have had no choice but to face our deepest fears.

As the dust settles, we look upon a new landscape. At first glance, there may be shock. As we settle into acceptance and surrender, our emotional life springs forth with new information. The message is that we can endure. We are thriving. And mostly, we are living alongside of our feeling lives, allowing for the congealment of both experience and emotion.

Whenever the cosmos presents us with Pisces The Fishes, we have the supreme opportunity to awaken what lies asleep in the depths of our being. The element of water awakens deep emotional realms where we can either sink or swim. We can fearfully and resistively plummet to the ocean floor or we can willingly and courageously take the plunge and rise to the surface. The level of consciousness that we bring to our emotional lives at this juncture will determine the course that we will take. The choice is ours to make. We can choose to drown in the throes of a tidal wave; or thrive within the flow of smooth currents. Perhaps we need to sink a little before we can swim. Whatever the case may be, going deeply within and communing with that which is unspeakable will be the life raft that carries us to the shore of emotional transformation. It is only then, that we can begin the real voyage.

Pisces The Fishes is a mutable feminine water sign ruled by Neptune. Prominent archetypal themes for this sign include The Dreamer, The Poet, The Mystic, The Martyr and The Redeemer. Pisces embodies the qualities of compassion, empathy, heightened sensitivity, imagination, mysticism, artistry, creativity, dreaminess, other-worldliness, changeability, and attunement to the Divine. As one of the most complicated and mysterious signs of the zodiac, the place where it resides within our own chart is difficult territory to charter. And yet, the complexity of such mystery and sensitivity bears the gift of creative healing for ourselves and each other.

In the wake of this Full Moon, we have full access to our primal emotional nature as a means for rising up and breaking through. We are discovering that we are both the dreamer and the dream. Psychic sensibilities are heightened. As we rise to the surface of our psyche, we can see the horizon. Everything is crystal clear as light upon a placid sea.

Pisces Full Moon Blessings Upon You.

“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge.” ~ Audre Lorde ~

“Suffering is a journey which has an end. ” ~ Matthew Fox ~

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin ~

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FULL MOON TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE IN AQUARIUS: KARMIC INHERITANCE

The mantram of the astrologer is: AS ABOVE, SO BELOW.  This is my prayer, my incantation; as I serve to translate the divine urging of this sacred juncture that is set before us. 

The Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse arrives at 4 degrees of Aquarius on Friday, July 27 at at 4:20 PM EDT.

We are perhaps in one of the most intense and prolific ecliptic cycles in decades.  As all eclipse cycles stir things up and portend change, this particular Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is accompanied by challenging planetary and nodal aspects which set it apart from recent ecliptic events. We are at the midpoint of  this season of eclipses. We have already experienced the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 12th. We will have yet another Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 11th. All three of these are intertwined within a complex network of powerful energetic forces which compel and impell. This is a very long eclipse, of which its duration is 3 hours and 55 minutes. While we will not be able to view it from the United States, is has no less effect upon us.

Eclipses shed a spotlight on a very specific realm of our life. They bear uncomfortability within the self. As the Moon becomes temporarily blocked by the earth’s shadow, obstructing the sun’s light, we are driven to temporarily dwell within the shadowy realms of our own psyches. In doing so, in allowing this process to unfold, we are facilitating the expressive release of our inner light. The greatest gold of our being lies beneath the shadow.

The dark matter within the spiraling whirlpools of our psyches is being washed ashore. We are standing at the shoreline. Swim out to greet it. For many during this time, it is as St. John of the Cross referred to as “the dark night of the soul.” In the midst of this black night, we encounter our shadow. Welcome it. The acknowledgement of this painful realm of our consciousness longs for recognition and love before the light of transformation can stream forth to illuminate our way. This process may not be painless; yet, by embracing our inner sage, we can see ourselves to the other side of our current reality. We are in the throes of a paradigm shift within our own lives.

The challenges of the human condition, whether within the realm of collective global events or personal human affairs, are heightened in such a way that it may seem that there is no hope; no way out or through. Eons of historic karmic inheritance are reigning upon us in ways which are provoking stress and sadness of an immense nature. There is trepidation of loss. Keep in mind; no matter what your life challenges may hold at this time, there is a magnitude of potential in which to eliminate our negative inherited karmic patterns so that we may reap the rewards of our positive inherited karma.

The ground beneath our feet is shifting in seismic proportions. While this writing is not intended to portend such dire circumstance which appear as hopeless, it is helpful and validating to know that life as we know is being swept away so that we may open a portal into our own lives in which to make room and welcome the next level of our path. Relationships of significance, ones in which we have invested with our heart and soul, are falling away. The gravitational pull that we are experiencing is leading us to our greater good and the greater good of those around us. Even though the present circumstances may be devastating, take heart. I ask you to take heart. For in order to embrace and participate in our own unique and evolutionary process, crisis first presents itself thrusting us into a higher dimension of our core self. We are in the midst of casting off the dust and dander of negative patterns that have restrained us from virtually everything our hearts desire. We may not have recognized until now, the level of oppression, stress, and unfulfillment that we have been living with day to day for so long. Now, we have a golden opportunity in which to break free of calcified inherited negative karmic patterns that have inhibited and prevented us from harvesting the karmic gifts and rewards which we have earned from the distant past. We now claim an evolved karmic inheritance, one in which we have long awaited.

We have been the road block to ourselves. Once we recognize that, we will emerge from this time facing a wide open highway that leads to a bridge to the other side, which if followed, will allow us to channel our highest self. New experiences lift us out of our comfort zones, no matter how negative and miserable they may have been. We have been comfortable in the most painful of circumstances, not knowing how to change; unable to gather the courage to take the leap. Now, we have no choice, for our circumstances will dictate the new directions in which to go. And yet within these unwanted experiences and situations, we have free will. We are endowed with choice. We can say Yes! Bring it on! Clear the way!

Open your heart. Stride toward the unknown. This re-orientation is an initiation. Life as we have known it will be no more. Sadness may erupt. Allow the pain to flow through you. Tears cleanse the body and nourish the earth.

Within this pinnacle moment of high emotion, we have the crystalline, clear minded, detached, truth- sayer company of Aquarius The Water Bearer. Let the waters flow from and to you. What you have reaped, you will sow. What you have sown, you will reap. There is no duality of punishment or reward. There is only inheritance. Honor who you are, who you have been, and who you will become.

Then is now. Now is Then. We are walking between the worlds.

Aquarius Full Moon Eclipse Blessings Upon You.

“Karma, when properly understood, is just the mechanics through which consciousness manifests”  ~ Deepak Chopra~ 

Karma brings us ever back to rebirth, binds us to the wheel of births and deaths. Good Karma drags us back as relentlessly as bad, and the chain which is wrought out of our virtues holds as firmly and as closely as that forged from our vices. ~ Annie Besant ~

Things don’t just happen in this world of arising and passing away. We don’t live in some kind of crazy, accidental universe. Things happen according to certain laws, laws of nature. Laws such as the law of karma, which teaches us that as a certain seed gets planted, so will that fruit be.

~ Sharon Salzberg ~

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FULL MOON IN CAPRICORN: The Soul’s Mountain

The mantram of the astrologer is: AS ABOVE, SO BELOW.  This is my prayer, my incantation; as I serve to translate the divine urging of this sacred juncture that is set before us. 

The Full Moon  arrives at 6 degrees of Capricorn on Thursday, June 28 at at 12:52 AM EDT

The splendor and magnificence of a Full Moon transports us from the ordinary to the extraordinary. While Full Moon cycles provide us with high energy and emotional magnitude, they also stir the cauldron of our multidimensional souls; for the soul contains a potpourri of dualistic ingredients. The Full Moon is a magnificent mirror which provides us with an opportunity to look within; to really look. As we look deeply within, we are graced with the ability to look without as well; for Full Moons are quite relationally revealing; offering insight, illumination, and awakening.

We often traverse our lives in a sort of trance state, weighted down by emotional stagnation; an accumulation of wounds, sorrows, and woes. At this juncture we are suffering from a state of ennui, a world weariness which often leads us to boredom, depression, lethargy, and restlessness. We are also filled with a sense of heightened responsibility within our own lives as well as for the collective conditions of humanity. While this Capricorn Full Moon, fueled by Saturn, will highlight these themes within our own lives, we are imbued with the opportunity for both fervent and disciplined emotional expression. As we honor the realm of the Moon which is our emotional milieu we pave our own road to healing and self-realization.

The cosmic tone is one of elevated seriousness and the call to situations which require great responsibility. We may not exactly welcome additional responsibility, however, rising to the challenge of what is set before us links us to true devotion of the moment. The Capricorn Moon will be the grounding force providing us with steadfastness, patience, and adherence to the path. Thus, we look to the qualities of Capricorn to see us through this arduous and trans-formative interlude of time.

Capricorn The Sea-Goat is a cardinal feminine earth sign ruled by Saturn. Capricorn embodies the archetypes of The Hermit, The Father, and The Prime Minister. Capricorn loves a challenge, even in the face of being daunted by what lies ahead. The Sea-Goat is an ancient mythological creature with great stamina. He will climb the highest mountain and swim the widest ocean to arrive at his destination of accomplishment.

Capricorn needs solitude in order to commune with the deep complexity that it’s ruler, Saturn, brings. While there is a tremendous desire for great accomplishment, there is also a deep seated fear of failure. Capricorn is daunted by the unconscious life; that place deep within our psyche.  It is here where one is being called to express in this lifetime. The time for realization of our destiny is now. Within the patterns of our destiny, there is free will. 

During this lunation, Saturn, Capricorn’s ruler, is coupled with the Moon. This carries a heightened tone of seriousness for Capricorn. Saturn requires much of us during our lifetime. It speaks to discipline, integrity, accomplishment, and the sincere intent to walk the path.Whatever that path may be, and wherever that path may lead, Saturn only wishes for us to stand in our own authority as we make this incarnational journey. Some questions we may ask ourselves at this time: Who is the author of my own life? And if I am not the author of my life, who is then authoring it for me? Am I living from a place of of my own self-authority? Am I expressing my life force from a place of true authenticity?  Where along the way do the brambles, sticks, and stones need clearing so that I may align myself with my soul’s true calling? If nothing else, we are embracing this time with a seriousness that is both sacred and necessary. The ever seeming mountain that stands before us, once climbed, is our gateway to karmic cleansing.

This Capricorn Full Moon cycle is facilitating our journey with the drive, strength and grounded determination that we need to move inner mountains. By doing so, we will clear a path. Once this path unfolds before us we will find determined strength to climb what we have once perceived as an unreachable peak. Once we reach the summit and see what lies on the other side, we will not be disappointed. Even if the journey has been a bit messy, a long awaited realization will have congealed to perfection.

Capricorn needs solitude in order to commune with the deep complexity that it’s ruler, Saturn, brings. While there is a tremendous desire for great accomplishment, there is also a deep seated fear of failure. Capricorn is daunted by their own greatness. Wherever Capricorn resides in your natal chart, is an area of great profundity, one which must be adhered to from a place of authenticity and self-authority. It is an area where you are being called to high achievement. And yet, this very realm may be challenged along the way with limitations, setbacks and delays. As a result, Capricorn can suffer from the proverbial inferiority complex. One of Capricorn’s most significant evolutionary tasks is to stay the course with the understanding that there are no shortcuts in attaining one’s goal. Capricorn’s ruler, Saturn, will test one’s character and self-confidence over and over again. This is when we call upon our inner Sea-Goat.

A most challenging three days is upon us. The Capricorn Moon will be the grounding force providing us with steadfastness, patience, and adherence to the path. Thus, we look to the qualities of Capricorn to see us through this arduous and trans-formative interlude of time.

Capricorn The Sea-Goat embodies the qualities of authority, discipline, discipleship, solitude, accomplishment, melancholy, seriousness, determination, tenacity, boundaries, limitations and challenges. When Capricorn is out of balance, the less evolved expressions of aggressiveness, competitiveness, selfishness, avarice, depression and emotional stagnation arise. As a cardinal earth sign ruled by Saturn. Capricorn embodies the archetypes of The Hermit, The Father, and The Prime Minister. Capricorn loves a challenge, even in the face of being daunted by what lies ahead. The Sea-Goat is an ancient mythological creature with great stamina. He will climb the highest mountain and swim the widest ocean to arrive at his destination of accomplishment.

As the Moon’s softness hosts Saturn, we have an opportunity to sculpt an emotional form wherein lies the interior of profound feelings.  A deep and responsible relationship with the self contributes to the inter-relational experience colored by love and expressed with integrity.

During this challenging three day interval of heaviness, know that when we pick up the load, our lives become en-lightened.

Within the realm of density, there is ebullient light. The permutation of density is destiny. Pick up your destiny, wrap your arms around it, and carry it to the mountain

Capricorn Full Moon Blessings Upon You.

With faith, discipline, and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
~ Muhammad Ali Jinnah ~

Without discipline, there’s no life at all. ~ Katharine Hepburn ~

Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountains.”  ~ Jeffrey Rasley ~

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