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FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS: THE VISIONARY HEART

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 8 degrees of Sagittarius on Tuesday, May 29 at 10:19 AM EDT

A miraculous time for the healing heart is upon us. We are imbued with full spectrum light as the Moon in her radiance emanates the visionary centaur consciousness of Sagittarius. Emotional revelation awaits us. It is time to en-lighten our worldly load with mindful understanding of ourselves and each other as we envision and embrace the next chapter of our emotional lives. Living from the center of our own hearts, our own life’s colorful palette of  wonder and experience  vividly expands into whole hearted engagement with each other and the world at large.

The disengaged heart is a lonely heart. It takes courage to feel; really feel. The universe holds all that we will ever need. The expanded energies of this lunation gives us the opportunity to tap into our inner emotional resources so that we may line our lives with soft nourishment.

Broken hearts are open hearts. After the heartache of recent months, we are now engulfed by universal love that also speaks to the personal realms of our lives. This lunation offers us the ability to flow with our emotions in a manner which serves the expansion of our emotional bodies.

Emotional truth is quiet. It allows us to wrap our own arms around our precious selves with an awareness that speaks to our internal world. It reorients us to the people we love and the people of the world whose lives we may never know. Our emotions expand at this time with compassion for the human condition. With gratitude for the many gifts and privileges that grace our lives, we can hold within our hearts those who are suffering as we extend the compassionate heart beyond the boundaries of the enclosed self.

Take heart.

We are being graced with a reprieve from the arduous lunations and planetary cycles of recent months which tapped into our intrinsic wounds. For there is a beautiful trio of fellow travelers who are accompanying this Full Moon; a perfect grand water trine between Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune. Water is emotion. This exquisite trio of fellow travelers are represented as a trinity of love, vision, and transcendance; all serving together as a great perfecter of the healing  heart. We have walked through the fire and now find ourselves floating along the oceanic realm of this transcendental current.  There is a flow, a dance, a perfect current that carries us to enlightened awareness of our own emotional lives as well as of those we love. We can see, really see. We can feel, really feel.

Recent planetary configurations have challenged us with turmoil, both internally and externally. This Full Moon offers hope and vision for a newly discovered emotional life that we have long awaited. The heart is beating like a sacred ceremonious drum. Feel the rhythm of receptivity to the universe’s plans for us. We are walking upon sacred ground as we discover the ethereal realms from which we emanated from; realms too easily forgotten as we journey this earthly domain. Now, we are brilliantly reminded from where we have originated; we can touch it, feel it, taste it. Our feet are a bit above the ground as we embrace the comfort that is upon us; comfort that we can embody and carry with us into the future, when challenges will inevitably arise again.

Our natal Moon informs us of our basic emotional and instinctual nature. As the most tender and vulnerable part of us, the Moon reveals the ways in which we need to be nurtured as well as how we nurture others. Thus, by attuning to our individual Moon, we are presented with a wealth of emotional intelligence, self-knowledge, compassion, and understanding. In essence, the Moon is the realm of our soul’s healing. The Moon is the nascent territory of our emotional expedition.

During this prolific Full Moon cycle, the Moon’s sign speaks to an enhanced awareness of the next step for our emotional evolution. The manner in which we are being cosmically informed may seem foreign to us, yet it is a necessary layer serving as a specialized lens to bring us into focus for the next leg of our journey.

Sagittarius is offering us a bigger picture beyond the petty concerns of the mundane world. An orb of true reflection is cast before us. We must first see before we can feel. We must first feel before we can understand. Self-understanding is the ability to stand under oneself.

The Full Moon is always in exact opposition by sign and degree to the Sun. Moon in Sagittarius and Sun in Gemini gaze upon each other with admiration as they unveil the revelation. They are luminary partners in consciousness; strutting the dance of duality in the midst of a vibrant conversation, enticing us to explore our emotional thought forms. The most intellectual and literary duo of the constellation is beckoning us to rewrite our emotional scripts.

Sagittarius The Centaur is a mutable masculine fire sign. Sagittarius embodies the archetypes of Gypsy, Student and Philosopher. They are the great seekers; high-minded, idealistic and visionary. Sagittarius longs for journey and exploration, both without and within. They will wander to the ends of the earth, to the brink of their psyche, in pursuit of greater meaning. There is tremendous restlessness accompanied by an inherent need for personal freedom. As a fire sign, there is enthusiasm, optimism, and buoyancy.

Sagittarius has an inexorable desire for knowledge, persistently seeking to understand the laws of the universe amidst the struggle to be human. The reconciliation of earthly existence and spiritual evolution is deeply Sagittarian. After all, who would know better of this human-spirit duality than one who is half horse and half human?

Wherever Sagittarius resides in your natal chart, is a most distinct area of profound truth. Within this very region, there is a deep longing for freedom. At this time, the transiting Full Moon in Sagittarius is expanding the heart throughout many dimensions.

As we bask in the highly evolved vibration of this lunation, take heart. It is yours for the taking.

Sagittarius Full Moon Blessings Upon You.

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”  ~ Paramahansa Yogananda ~

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside awakens.”  ~ Carl Jung ~

“Have a vision. It is the ability to see the invisible. If you can see the invisible, you can achieve the impossible.”

~ Shiv Khera ~

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NEW MOON IN TAURUS: Standing Strong On Shaken Ground

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 New Moon  arrives at 24 degrees of Taurus on Tuesday, May 15 at 7:47 AM EDT.

The Sun and the Moon are conjunct during a New Moon. They are now communing together side by side. In doing so, the light of the Moon is blocked from view; as with this luminary alignment, the Sun’s light bears no reflection. The night sky appears Moon-less for three days. But Moon-less we are not. Even when we cannot see her, she is present. The darkness facilitates the perfect milieu in which to go within. For it is only our willingness to commune with the darkness of the inner self that we can nurture the chrysalis state of our souls. In doing so, we allow for metamorphosis.

New Moons portend new beginnings. This fresh cycle opens up with tremendous excitement. Our nervous systems are vibrating at extremely high frequencies. There is positive anticipation as well as fearful trepidation. We know on some level that a monumental change is upon us. Even positive change can evoke fear and stress. As with all planetary alignments, we can choose with our own free will as to whether we will cooperate or not. Resistance may be high. While this time is quite uncomfortable, it is an opportunity of seismic proportions. Like The Fool in the Tarot, we muster our courage and prepare to take the leap.

Dynamic times are a perfect opportunity to stir the inner fire as we watch ourselves rise from the ashes. Suppressed rage may boil beneath the surface longing to erupt.  Tempers are fragile. Outbursts, shock, and drama may inform our passage. The need for both inner and outer changes has been upon the collective psyche. We now have an auspicious window of time in which to consciously and willingly walk into the unknown. It is a time of tumultuous shakeup on both the inner and outer planes. One can liken this to a Big Bang in our individual lives and upon the earth.

Our nervous systems are taxed. There are inner tremors as the tectonic plates of our inner being are preparing for an earthquake of massive significance. We are awakening for a complete restructuring of our lives. Life as we have known it may never be the same again. These monumental happenings also have the potential to infuse positive change that catapults us into a new dimension of our being; one in which our true selves are emerging into their fullest expression of light filled authenticity.  There is excitement; for shakeups also serve to bring us more fully to life. Our greatest gifts can emerge at this time if we allow ourselves to be cracked open by the seismic energy that is within and upon us.

Taurus The Bull is a peaceful and grounded sign. The Taurus New Moon can serve to ground us during this unpredictable period. Our attunement to The Bull can serve us through the eruptions, disruptions, and catastrophe in our lives. Catastrophe can ultimately bring about expansion and renewal. We can perceive such events as disaster, or we can courageously step into the higher dimension of our life experience. Disaster literally means “against the stars.”If we ignore these powerful incantations of the Divine, we may suffer in ways that are unnecessary.

One may liken the physical sensation of our current emotional lives to a hive of bees residing within the heart. There is humming, buzzing, and flighty turbulence. It is from this place that honey is created.

At this time, Taurus the Bull, is attuning us to the inherent values of our soul. In recognizing these values, in questioning whether or not we are adhering to them in our daily lives, we also assess whether or not we are truly in a place of valuing our authentic selves. For it is only when one truly values the self, that we can value another. This Taurean Moon inspires us to value ourselves and each other as we all walk this path together at a most disparate juncture in our collective journey.

Taurus The Bull is a fixed feminine earth sign, ruled by Venus. When the Moon is in Taurus, it is exalted.  This is the highest expression of the Moon. The qualities of silence, patience, steadfastness, determination, loyalty, peacefulness, tranquility, sensuality, beauty, nature, musicality and grounding are themes which are quietly beckoning us to their attunement.

Wherever Taurus resides in your natal chart is a distinct area in which you must live closely aligned to your particular values. It is a sector whereby valuing the inherent beauty of the self will only enhance your expression in the world, the positive affect you have upon others and the way in which you view and experience life.  In essence, wherever Taurus resides within you, is where you can relax. It is where the theme of your particular brand of peace resides. There, all is well, as long as you embrace your true value in a manner whereby you recognize and embrace your divinity within your own humanity.

“To thine own self be true” This statement can appear as quite the adage, but is much more complicated than the short sentence that sums it all up. During the next three days, it will become apparent in a grand manner where we can no longer tolerate our own inner patterns, relational patterns, and daily patterns. Our world is being shaken up.

When we are standing at the edge of the cliff, we can either take the leap, or fall. Be brave. Welcome to your New World.

Taurus New Moon Blessings Upon You.

“It takes courage…to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.” ~ Marianne Williamson ~

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

~ Alan Watts~

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths”

~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross ~

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find how far one can go.”

~ T.S. Eliot ~

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FULL MOON IN SCORPIO: Metamorphosis

The Full Moon  arrives at 9 degrees of Scorpio on Sunday, April 29 at 8:58 PM EDT. 

A most tempestuous week has been upon us. Scorpio’s dual rulers, Mars and Pluto, have been in tight configuration. As these two planets are both passionate and volatile, they have been brilliantly priming us for Scorpio’s intensely demanding Full Moon activation.

This week has been an arduous warm up to an ensuing marathon of challenging all encompassing emotions. Let us run alongside them; keep up with them.  As they embark upon us, we in turn embark upon them. In the end, we celebrate a reunion of the abandoned parts of the self  that have only served to painfully estrange us from ourselves and each other. At this auspicious juncture, there is  profound opportunity to reclaim the lost lonely parts of ourselves that have been longing for recognition, acceptance, and expression.

The Scorpio Full Moon arrives with the continuance of the Mars – Pluto alignment. This is a perfect storm. Mars, Pluto, and the Scorpio Moon combined, initiate volatility and passion of volcanic proportions. Whether we are feeling it inwardly toward ourselves or find ourselves embroiled with personal, family, and professional relationships, these intense conflicts, both inner and outer, are serving to awaken our inner Rip Van Winkle. Deep dimensions of the self have been long asleep. This awakening may feel like the platonic plates of our lives are shifting beneath our toes; they are.  A transformational event of significant proportion is about to hatch from the pain of this current hardship. We have felt it coming. The universe has been providing portents along the way.

We may not recognize ourselves or our lives once we rise to the challenge of this breakthrough. Where Scorpio and Pluto are concerned, the only choice that we do have is how we will respond to the inevitable. We can ride the wave of the acceptance of conscious transformation or drown in the rip tide of unconscious stagnation.

Scorpio The Scorpion is a feminine fixed water sign, ruled by Mars and Pluto. The Scorpion is a primordial creature. Scorpio rules death, transformation, transmutation, regeneration, depth psychology, the shadow of the human psyche, sex, intensity, secrecy, privacy, deep emotion, the occult and power. Archetypes for the sign of Scorpio are The Transformer, The Detective, The Sorcerer, The Hypnotist, The Alchemist, and The Witch.

We are the phoenix rising from the ashes. We are the snake shedding it’s old skin in order to give birth to a new tender yet tenacious skin. We are the eagle soaring to great heights, with a complete perspective of the landscape below. All within the realm of Scorpio, these mythological and nature images serve to show us the spirituous tasks that Scorpio has set before us. Power as we know it, is irrevocably transmuted.

Scorpio invites us to deeply enter the caverns of our psyche. We are vigilantly crawling on hands and knees along the narrow path that we must traverse. We need to look above and below; from within and without. There is no map. Practical vision serves no purpose in the darkness. Only our own heart can navigate the stormy underworld of dark emotion. They emanate from the present life and multiple lifetimes past. Scorpio is the emotional memory keeper of our soul’s evolution.

The Scorpio Full Moon is one of the most challenging lunar cycles of the year. And yet, it offers the most profound opportunity for delving into our inner darkness in order to dig for the buried treasure which contains the pure gold of our true nature. According to A Course In Miracles, darkness is the absence of light; fear is the absence of love. This interval of time, over the next three days, we can remove our full coat of armor and present ourselves to the self; unshielded, unguarded, naked as a new born baby; so that we may strip away that which holds us captive. There are quite a few of us within who are longing to reunite. Allow for the reunion.

Wherever Scorpio resides in your chart is where you are a transformation agent for fellow travelers.

Become a fire walker. Build your own funeral pyre. Dance in the flames.

If you were a super hero, which magical power would you choose? Know that you possess this now.

SCORPIO FULL MOON BLESSINGS UPON YOU.

“Transformation means literally going beyond your form.” ~ Wayne Dyer ~

“Personal transformation can and does have global effects. As we go, so goes the world, for the world is us. The revolution that will save the world is ultimately a personal one.” 

~Marianne Williamson ~

“Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity ” ~  Carl Jung ~

So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing. ~ T.S. Eliot ~

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FULL MOON IN LIBRA: Balancing The Heart

The Full Moon  arrives at 10 degrees of Libra on Saturday, March 31 at 8:36 AM EDT. 

Wherever the Moon is, there is splendor. No matter her phase; no matter her appearance, she is magnificent. The Full Moon phase is perhaps the most splendid of all. Her radiant orb looms largely above and upon us. We are filled with a sense of constancy. She evokes all manner of  layered emotions, filtering the particles of confusion and unfulfillment from our psychic atmosphere. Her replete presence calls forth from us full spectrum consciousness in which to inform and inspire our process of transformation. From here, we proceed with vision of tremendous magnitude.

One can liken this to an arduous yet successful mountain climb. We are standing at the top of the mountain with a clear unfettered view of the night’s spectacular sky, reflecting the radiant light which we all embody; yet, in which we darken with the unconscious threads of self-destruction which tether us to rocky ground. Herein lies a choice. We can view and experience the multidimensional realms before us; or, we can remain in the limited oppressive land of three dimensional reality which says, “All that you see is all that there is.” It is our choice. We all have the capacity and strength to shift our awareness. We only have to embrace this optimal cycle which is upon us.

During the pinnacle of the Moon’s unwavering presence, light is shed upon our questions and concerns. A message is delivered to a relational circumstance or situation long pondered. Perhaps there has been something in particular that has been looming largely in the invisible background of our heart’s domain.

That which is repressed becomes distorted. When we ignore the pure energy of enlightenment that the Full Moon offers to us, we can potentially become fueled with a sort of mania driven by the irrational forces of the unconscious mind.

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. As each zodiac sign has an evolved manifestation coupled with a distinct shadow manifestation, Libra does so no less. Libra’s shadow emerges within the realm of relationships most of all. Libra fears conflict, thus prone to over-compromise.This often results in people pleasing of the highest order. Thus, an opportunity to engage in healthy discourse can seem daunting. This in turn can be an act of self-betrayal.

Libra longs for love; love of the courtly sort: the state of aesthetic love which emanates longing for balance and equality. When the scales are tipped, the Libran heart is torn asunder.

Wherever Libra resides in your star chart, there is tremendous longing for true connection and partnership. It is an area in which the aesthetics of grace, tenderness, and true partnership are both required and lived forthrightly.

During this highly relational Full Moon, Mercury, The Messenger of The Gods, provides steady compansionship, offering a prime opportunity for open hearted communication. Mercury is a fine companion for the Moon, as he lightens her up and assists with an ever heightened awareness of the destructiveness of dualistic thinking. Both Libra and Mercury can see beyond the extreme rationale that only serves to divide and separate us from each other, thus mending the bridge to true compassion and understanding. This is a time to grow beyond duality.

The recent weeks have been heavily fueled by Mars. Anger has been palpable. There may be regrets relating to our own words and behavior as well as challenges to forgive the irate behavior and unkind words of others. Mars reminds us of our inner warrior, demanding the delineation of boundaries within the realm of passion. The heart centered Libra energy is challenged at this time with a field of aggression. There is room for both, as they each are necessary. In pure Libra fashion, we can unite them as an efficacious collaboration for balancing relationship, both with the self and with others.

The heart has four chambers. Are they balanced? Do they flow between each other? We can hold it all, as long as those chambers have equal distribution of the myriads of emotional understanding and lucid expression. We have a choice. Making choices poses challenges for Libra.  So the feeling realm must be invoked by the higher self. For it is the heart that truly knows.

As we embrace the first Full Moon of Spring, commune with both the light and the shadows that the Moon casts before us. They are reminiscent of the light and shadow that we exchange with each other.

We all are mirrors. Who is gazing back at you? What do you wish to reflect upon the world? First we must look within our own mirror. Only when we embrace the reflection of the self, can we receive the reflection of another.  Mutual reflection met with receptivity balances the heart. The balanced heart balances the world. When the world is balanced, our hearts are set free.

Libra Full Moon Blessings Upon You.

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” ~ C.G. Jung ~

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
Kahlil Gibran ~

“Happiness is what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

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THE ASTROLOGY OF SPRING

Spring emerges as a season of renewal. New life emanates from winter’s dormancy. A cycle of creativity in which we plant seeds both literally and metaphorically, spring facilitates an envisioning of future fruition. It is a time in which the energy levels of mind, body and spirit increase. Light and warmth prevail. We embrace hope as we witness the sacred re-emergence of the active life cycle.

As human beings, we have an inherent understanding of the cyclical nature of life; thus, an awareness of the entry of each season assists us in making changes in our lives as we embark upon another chapter of being. Spring marks the astrological New Year, a major turning point in the life cycle on both an individual and collective level.

Aries, Taurus and Gemini are the spring signs. They embody the energetic principles of this cycle, containing ancient wisdom serving as instruction for our lives. As multi-dimensional beings we now have the opportunity to embrace aspects of self which may not always be available to us on a conscious level. Let us explore our springtime energies and potentialities as we visit each of these astrological signs.

The Sun enters the sign of Aries on March 20, 2018. This moment in time marks the Spring Equinox, also known as the Vernal Equinox. Equinox means “equal night.” On this day, the Sun rises exactly in the east, travels through the sky for twelve hours and sets exactly in the west. Equality of light and darkness preside over the day.

Aries the Ram is a fire sign possessing qualities of boldness, dynamism and confidence. Aries is the life force. Just as the tender shoots must push their way up through the hard ground to create life anew, Aries pushes their way through life exhibiting courage, adventure and spirit. Aries possesses highly developed survival instincts permitting them to pursue their goals without interference from anyone. They are primarily concerned with the needs of the self. The Aries person must learn to cultivate a healthy sense of selfishness in order to thrive, meeting his or her own needs while also showing consideration for others.

Aries people long for leadership. As pioneers, innovators and discoverers, they set their own course in life. Since they are always discovering, they often have difficulty in completing that which they begin. After all, Aries is beginnings, from the beginning of life to anything in which we as individuals endeavor to begin. We each have an area of the natal horoscope that is embodied by Aries. Therefore, we each have a distinct way of initiating, an area of highly developed instinctual awareness in which our very survival depends upon. As Aries occupies the primal stages of the spring cycle, it is here where our most spontaneous and essential aspects of self are found.

Aries children display a lively enthusiasm, which will cover a wide variety of interests. Patience does not come easily for these children. Parents serve them well by understanding this, allowing for safely challenging activities in which the Aries child can display their bravado. Activities that promote the development of courage, leadership and innovation bring many fulfillments to the Aries child. Possessing a strong temper, these children are prone to sudden outbursts of anger, but quickly forgive and forget. They must be gently taught the art of compromise as their own unique way of doing something figures prominently in their interactions with others. Aries children often pose as leaders of the neighborhood. They truly possess a spirit of enthusiasm, exploration and confidence.

As the Sun travels through the sign of Aries we have the opportunity to celebrate our aliveness as unique individuals. A sign strongly connected to will power, Aries represents the very life force. We are reminded that birth follows death. The cyclical process of life always returns to the creative principal. We are infused with the energy of new life. As nature gives birth, we birth ourselves. This is a time to celebrate our passionate connection and commitment to life, creating intentions for our lives which ultimately serve to manifest our heart’s desires.

Taurus the Bull enters our solar consciousness on April 20, 2018. Taurus is an earth sign exhibiting sensuality, ease, simplicity and silence. As the quintessential earth energy, Taurus represents the phase of spring in which nature exhibits the lush fullness and fruition of all she has created. Taurean people have a highly developed and sophisticated sensual awareness. Cuisine, music, art and nature figure prominently in their lives. Thus, their lives are often imbued with beauty. Attunement to and celebration of the senses contributes to their wellness. They are quite gifted in recognizing what is valuable in life, thus contributing their high sense of values to all they come in contact with. These values are not confined to the material realm, for Taurus has strong emotional, spiritual and moral values as well.

As an earth sign, Taurus also embodies conservative and practical characteristics. A certain amount of material security is quite important to them. The accumulation of money and goods comes easily. A sign of great determination, Taurus has tremendous patience and tenacity. This is a sign of stillness in which silent receptivity is as natural as the sun rise itself. It is this divine gift of receptivity, which allows them to experience the beautiful and dynamic aspects of life without the act of doing. Their extremely high capacity for sensual fulfillment fills their every moment. Taurus the Bull grazes upon the pasture of life.

Taurean children express themselves most eloquently as they communicate with the earth. Encourage an attunement to nature with such activities as indoor and outdoor gardening, working with clay and hiking in the woods. Experiencing life in its purely natural physical form enables these children to integrate knowledge. As they are exceptionally receptive to touch, they possess a tremendous need to be held and hugged. The Taurus child will be concerned with the accumulation of and attachment to things. Gentle guidance and instruction regarding the rewards of giving as well as receiving will assist them greatly. As change can be quite traumatic for a Taurus child, they are in much need of strong emotional support regarding the comings and goings of life. Teaching a child about letting go can assist them with life’s changes enabling them to live with more flexibility and openness. Embracing a supreme serenity, they are the peacemakers, serving as gentle and loving guides upon the earth.

As the Sun journeys through Taurus we are blessed with a higher attunement to earth consciousness. It is no accident that our celebrated national holiday, Earth Day, is on April 22nd, only two days into the sign of Taurus. This is the phase of springtime in which we receive nature’s bounteous beauty, a time in which to celebrate being. As the physical senses are heightened, we partake of pleasure. Within this interval lies our capacity to contemplate that which we value, beginning with ourselves, our world and those with whom we share our lives.

The sun enters the sign of Gemini the Twins on May 21, 2018. At this time a much more active level of consciousness is awakened. Within this final phase of the spring season nature is extremely active. There is incessant movement among the creatures as baby birds and mammals leave their nests and wander into a larger world. Bird song fills the air.

Gemini, a quick, sharp energy is an air sign. Those born under this influence demonstrate tremendous wit, humor, communication and restlessness. They possess an ethereal quality, which accompanies them all of their lives. The Gemini soul is the eternal youth. Lightness of being accompanies them as they travel between experiences in search of knowledge, information and fun. As a symbol of duality, the twins embody the ability to perceive the polarities of life and remain as one of the least judgmental of all the signs. Gemini beings understand each and every angle to a situation thus possessing the unique ability to understand and accept different perspectives. Teaching comes quite naturally to them as they have an eloquent command of language and communication.

As children, Geminians are extremely active, restless and mischievous. They develop quite rapidly displaying accelerated development of language and movement. They are experts in the art of mimicking, repeating everything that they hear. There is an extreme love of books and a fascination with language. Gemini kids bore quickly and easily, needing a great deal of variety and stimulation in their lives. As an air sign, Geminis possess strong intellectual sensibilities and a proclivity for abstractions. As communication is of utmost importance to these children, they thrive on conversation. Provide them with reading and writing activities as well as toys which allow for speedy movement. Above all, be watchful of boredom in the Gemini child, for this can create sadness and depression. As they love to expound upon their ideas, they need instruction in how to listen to others. And as their minds are so very active, they need to cultivate the ability to focus and concentrate. Gemini children remind us of the expansiveness of life, instructing us with humor, wit and love.

While the sun is in Gemini we are reminded to embrace lightness of being. There is a sense of freedom, which accompanies us. This is a prolific period to process thoughts and feelings, journal them and ultimately communicate honestly, openly and lovingly to the significant beings in your life.

Spring, season of rebirth, invigorates, inspires and invokes, illustrating that in the vast scheme of things we are the created and the creators.

New Moon In Pisces: Swimming Upstream

The New Moon  arrives at 26 degrees of Pisces on Saturday, March 17 at 9:11 AM EDT. 

New Moons are a time in which to plant seeds of mindful intention. The darkness is an optimal time for watchful introspection. As we delve within the deeper dimensions of the self, we are honed with New Moon subjective awareness, facilitating a fresh approach to begin anew within an area of our lives. The New Moon encourages us to become our own best friend as the self intimately communes with the self.

Even during the dark of the Moon, we know that she is there. And after all, the darkness allows the stars to brightly shine forth in their full magnificence.  The Moon graciously allows for their spectacle when it is not her time to shine.

As the outer light of the Moon is not visible to us, it is an optimal time in which to recognize our inner glow. Soon, when the light slowly begins to wax, we will gradually emerge from the darkness, for the ever increasing light brings forth yet another facet of our life, heightened by New Moon subjective experience which in turn imbues us with sage awareness.

Life is like an ouroboros. Pisces The Fishes reminds us of this as two fish swim in circular motion, navigating both beginning and ending cycles with fluidity and grace. We are each the head and the tail. We circulate within the realm of our inner and outer worlds. Upon the completion of one cycle, we find ourselves at the beginning of another. Each lunation blesses us with the opportunity for ever increasing consciousness, for we are imbued with layer upon layer of visionary expansion that serves to assist us on the next lap of our journey.

Pisces The Fishes is a mutable feminine earth sign ruled by Jupiter and Neptune. The qualities of Pisces include compassion, empathy, artistry, sensitivity, otherworldliness, imagination, emotionality, psychic ability, and attunement to the collective. The shadow realm of Pisces includes martyrdom, a redeemer complex, escapism, victim consciousness, lack of personal boundaries, and rose colored glasses syndrome. Pisces embraces the archeypes of The Dreamer, The Mystic, and The Shapeshifter.

Pisces possesses an instinctive awareness of the higher dimensions of consciousness, thus feeling both the woes and ecstasies of the world. Pisces strives for a state of transcendence, possessing an inherent tempermental make-up in which to attain this.

Pisces embraces the unity of all beings as ONE.  We are in this oceanic life togther, swimming for our lives, often against the currents which are pulling us back into the depths of despair and loneliness. Before we are able to break free of the current, we must sometimes allow ourselves to become submerged by the forces of cosmic gravity in order to feel what has been self-rejected so that we may swim through the turbulent currents resurfacing with efficacious healing and a newly discovered source of enlivenment.

Chiron The Wounded Healer is also in Pisces, closely accompanying the New Moon. Our woundedness may feel more palpable. Chiron is a powerful ally despite its challenges. He helps us to move more deeply into that which feels unhealable. Within this very space of our soul, we find the path to our own healing, which ultimately contributes to the healing of this world.

Wherever there is a preponderance of Pisces in your star chart, there is immersion into the oceanic depths of intense emotion and heightened sensitivy. Within this area of our natal pattern, we are invited to welcome the tender parts of ourselves, knowing that within this layer of vulnerability lies great strength. Vulnerability is a product of courage. Our invitation allows for its sentient presence, thus facilitating our own inherent ability to commne with unconditional love for ourselves and for others. When we reject or repress this vulnerability, we find ourselves flailing in an emotional spiral of tidal proportions. These turbulent emotions often leave us in states of pain, confusion and disorientation. Self-alienation emanates from fearful refusal to allow ourselves to free fall. There is a soft landing place within one’s own heart.  Upon arrival, we open our hearts to ourselves.  In doing so, we find within, the elemental water realm of receptivity. As we resonate with this state of fluidity, there is an outpouring of love.

Dive deep. Greet the creatures from the depths of time. Breaking the surface you will once again  behold the stars.

Pisces New Moon Blessings Upon You.

“The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it.”  ~Nicholas Sparks, At First Sight ~

But pain’s like water. It finds a way to push through any seal. There’s no way to stop it. Sometimes you have to let yourself sink inside of it before you can learn how to swim to the surface.”  ~ Katie Kacvinsky ~

Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.”  ~ Charlotte Bronte ~

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FULL MOON IN VIRGO: Healing Into Helpfulness

The Full Moon  arrives at 11 degrees of Virgo on Thursday, March 1 at 7:51 PM EST. 

The Moon is our timekeeper. She rotates around our blue planet like a slow waltz. With grace and mystique, she reveals to us the lesser and greater aspects of her physical being; all of which are reflections of cyclical life in its myriad forms. When full, she looms large and picturesque above the earth. She is the light keeper and the light giver.

The same goes for us. Sometimes we live and express from the full light of our pure essence. Other times, we are hidden in the cavernous darkness of our psyches.  We need to traverse both of these worlds.  We cannot grow while standing still within one stagnant dimension of consciousness. Internal growth is fluid, ever yielding new shapes, forms, and dimensions of our ever evolving soul.

The Full Moon is an opportunity for us to shine light upon an area of our consciousness which has remained hidden. After the travails of darkness, we see the light. Something that has weighed heavily upon our shoulders has been lifted. The illumination of The Full Moon allows us to put it all down as we engage with an awareness that resonates with personal truth. What has been incubating within is born anew.

Time is traveling at unparallelled speed. This earthly journey is a fast track. As we are still in the midst of the greater eclipse cycle; emotions, circumstances, and personal crisis have been looming large in our lives. Eclipses are like catapults.  Events unravel like shooting stars. Our awareness soars at the speed of light. We have been undergoing a cosmic cleanse.

As the Full Moon in Virgo arrives, we will find ourselves landing upon the soft earth. We pick ourselves up, dry our tears, dust ourselves off, and engage with self-nurturing; as we integrate and synthesize this most challenging time passage from which we are now emerging. In the process of caring for ourselves, we are energized. Within the fluidity of our being, there is solidity. When we unconditionally show up for ourselves, we inadvertently show up for others. It may surprise you as to how greatly one’s authentic presence serves another. As we navigate self-responsibility within the realm of our own healing process, it comes across in translation; mirroring to other beloved beings their true worth. When we heal ourselves, we assist others with a possibility that they too can heal. Being deeply of service requires looking deeply within.

Virgo The Virgin is a mutable feminine earth sign ruled by Mercury. The qualities of Virgo include, kindness, patience, discrimination, helpfulness, mindful servitude, perfectionism, groundedness, healing, healthful living, and humility. The archetypes of Virgo are The Servant, The Analyst, The Hermit, The Healer, and The Perfectionist.

The Virgin is greatly misunderstood in popular culture and at times, even in the realm of Astrology. The word “virgin” means “whole unto herself.” While purity is greatly associated with Virgo, it’s meaning is not intended as a state of one’s sexuality or lack of primary partnership; but rather, an awareness that stems from independence, strength, and fortitude. Virgos are some of the strongest and most tenacious people you will ever meet. Wherever Virgo is in your chart, there is integrity, independence, and a particularly gifted area in which you are of efficacious service to others. The Full Moon is landing in that particular arena of your chart at this time; providing an opportunity to engage with one’s self-sufficiency and independence, coupled with an awareness of where and how you inherently offer profound service to others. The spirit of service is the quintessential quality of Virgo.

We have been traveling with a fleet of Pisces planets which serve as Virgo’s polarity. The Full Moon is accompanied by The Sun, Neptune, Mercury, Venus, and Chiron. Neptune is looming largest among them all, carrying the Full Moon through what may have been uninhabited waters. Amidst the grounded stability of Virgo, there are also high tidal frequencies within the watery realm of emotion.  We are endowed with the gifts of feeling, mysticism, and spiritual expansion. It may at times even feel as though we are traveling through another world, one which may seem foreign, and yet, filled with enchantment. Reality is hard to grapple with as the Neptunian influence is one of high idealism inspiring us to save the world. But first, we must save ourselves.

The expanse and immensity of the water element that is upon us is beyond words; for the realm of water knows no language other than what it deeply feels within it’s fathomless depths. Sometimes, only feeling is necessary for our growth without the headiness of words and explanations. As Virgo and Pisces partner with each other, we have the opportunity to remain grounded while surfing the unchartered sea.

We all know and understand the pain we feel in response to another’s suffering. Our task at this time is to learn to tolerate our own pain in the face of another’s suffering. Within this capacity, we may be more fully present without the personal experiential chaos which emerges from our desire to heal the other. Healing is spontaneous. It is born of the loving presence of our authenticity. Healing is helping.

It is a time of reckoning. What has long been felt already deemed, has made it’s reprise and shaken up our lives. Allow this reprise as you would a gorgeous passage in music. Soon it will resolve to it’s original key or it may modulate into a new seascape where we can sail upon calmer waters.

It is a time in which to hoist your white sail and surrender.

VIRGO FULL MOON BLESSINGS UPON YOU.

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.”  ~ Rabindranath Tagore ~

“Your own Self-Realization is the greatest service you can render the world.” ~ Ramana Maharishi ~

“Love is a selfless service to mankind like a showcase done by the twinkling stars in a beautiful nightly sky.”  ~ Santosh Kalwar ~

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NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE IN AQUARIUS: On Being Human

This writing is dedicated to our humanity. May we wrap our arms around our brilliant human selves so that we may embrace humanity and our oneness with each other.

The New Moon Solar Eclipse arrives at 27 degrees of Aquarius on Thursday, February 15 at 4:05 PM EST. 

During the past week, we have been experiencing the midpoint between the eclipse cycle that has been upon us since the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo which occurred two weeks ago. Midpoint periods are especially potent times linking the past to the present; while at the same time catapulting us into the future. This eclipse cycle is part of an even greater eclipse cycle in close relationship to The Great American Eclipse in Leo which occurred on August 21rst. Throughout this entire time, we have been preparing for life changing events as pathways to the discovery of our own brilliance.  Our greater personal expression and self- fulfillment have been ensnared within a dimension of suffering we have known all too well. We have reached the final conclusion; there is no other option other than to soar beyond the pain of past experience. It is a time of tremendous release.

This New Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius is in exact opposition to the Full Solar Eclipse in Leo of August past, thus bringing us full circle to matters which we can no longer supress or ignore. It is a time of departures, reckonings, life changes, grief, and acceptance; all of which ultimately facilitate realignment to the true and authentic self.  Full spectrum vision is activated as we reunite our soul’s inherent longing for the expression of our pure and unfettered essence.

Perhaps it has been a sorrowful time, or a turbulent time, or a remorseful time. Perhaps it has been a time of fearfulness. Whatever the case may be, it has not been an easy time. We have been pedaling backwards in an attempt to control a long past consequential outcome that still may cut to the core. Upon further examination, it dawns upon us that these very circumstances and beloved people have completely served our soul; and we have served theirs. Once we clear away the clouds of our distorted perceptions, we will greet with positive anticipation the luminous reawakening that awaits us.

At this time of excavating the rich interior of our lives, we crawl between the stalactites and stalagmites deeply embedded in the crevices of our psyche. These calcified impressions of disillusionment propel us to confront the pain that has been lying dormant within the confines of our psychic cave. Once we are down and in, there is buried treasure. Our tears have turned to jewels.

Aquarius The Water-Bearer is a fixed masculine air sign. It is the sign of humanity. In order to express our humanity within the larger collective, we must first embrace our own unique humanness. Within the realm of our own human dimension, we may feel flawed, wounded, remorseful, angry, and sorrowful. All of it is bubbling to the surface; a stew of multiple ingredients that only serves to release us if we fully partake of life’s feast. As we digest all that is there, we savor what is both joyful and sorrowful. Through the grace of acceptance, we free ourselves of what no longer serves our higher good or the good of all concerned.

What has been stirring within these turbulent and uncomfortable feelings are the tides of change; rip tides that are pulling us beneath the frothy oceanic depths of emotion. We may feel as though we will be swept out to sea, never to emerge again. The magnetic waters are cleansing us; setting us upon a new uncharted course; one in which our wisdom and compassion will navigate with skill and heart.  We will propel to the surface cleansed and renewed. Such has been the experience of the current times as we stride through a most prolific, profound and emotional eclipse cycle. Eclipses portend irrevocable change.

At this juncture, this solar eclipse is propelling us toward complete release. Release the past. Release the present. Release the future. We have within our capability, an opportunity for a newly awakened life shimmering with the brilliance of our being.

As we mount each day with courage, pray that someone else may walk in our moccasins. Pray that we may walk in the moccasins of another. Step by step, we will know each other. Step in step, we will together sail the skies of  enlightenment. We will land upon the Aquarian cloud where the Water-Bearer is pouring forth the holy water of our salvation.

Aquarius New Moon Blessings Upon You.

“The only bond worth anything between human beings is their humanness.” ~ Jesse Owens ~

“If our hearts are ready for anything, we can open to our inevitable losses, and to the depths of our sorrow. We can grieve our lost loves, our lost youth, our lost health, our lost capacities. This is part of our humanness, part of the expression of our love for life. ” ~ Tara Brach ~

“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”  ~ Maya Angelou ~

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FULL SUPERMOON LUNAR ECLIPSE IN LEO: The Light-ness of Being

The Full Super Moon Full Lunar Eclipse arrives at 11 degrees of Leo on Wednesday, January 31 at 8:26 AM EST. 

A Super Full Moon Eclipse is upon us. It is a time in which to more fully realize the en-light-enment that we each inherently embody. Our recognition of this luminous dimension of the true and authentic self activates the light that we exude to others and to the world. Our personal radiance heals. This embodied light is rising fully within us.

This is the second Full Moon of this month. The first full Moon was on January 1rst. Two Full Moons emerging on the first and last days of the first month of the new year bear great significance, providing a heightened opportunity for us to wake up and see what is really there.  What is really really there? What have we not yet seen or recognized within our own lives that was standing before our eyes? This once unseen dimension may have existed for eternity. As this is an eclipse, our revelation will be more than one could have ever imagined. Eclipses enhance our emotional awareness. We will discover some facet of our psyche that was hidden in the realm of the subconscious.  Our hearts pound with emotion.  And yet, we are enlivened by them. They are long lost friends who celebrate their recognition. As they emerge from the darkness, we greet them.

Lunar eclipses stir the cauldron of emotion. We are being alchemized. Emotional truth is the concoction of the soul.

Revelations which ultimately transform us, may be  painful.  And yet, the broken heart is an open heart. In the midst of what may seem harsh and unbearable lies Leo’s expansive domain of  heart. Our travails through the darkness eventually unravel into an emergence of light.  As the shadow of the earth passes across the face of the Moon, we can use the temporary darkness to embrace our own darkness; for soon the Moon’s full spectrum light of the Sun will once again show her radiant glowing face. The Sun and the Moon are cohorts. They emulate the lightness of being.

When we are born, we emerge from the womb of the Moon into the light of the Sun. There are times in which the Moon must be revisited in order to go inside and comb through our inner life. Then, we once again return to the Sun. When we allow ourselves to contract, there is expansion. When there is expansion, there is contraction. This is the cycle of life.

Leo is a fixed masculine fire sign ruled by the Sun. It’s qualities include charisma, leadership, humor, theatrical style, light-ness, artistic talent, expression, grandeur, royalty, dynamism, flamboyance, ebullience, and courage. Leo’s dark side tends toward egotism, arrogance, pride, cruelty, and the unwillingness to compromise.

As human beings, no matter what our sign, we all fall into darkness during difficult times; or when perhaps we are feeling threatened by something or someone real or imagined.  Each and every Sun sign has the capacity for the full embodied light of creative loving expression. Leo’s essential mission is to mirror to us the magnificence of our own being through the expression of our essential purpose.

The relational planet, Venus, is accompanying this lunation.  We receive the other’s light while at the same time, exuding our own. The past karma of relational instability has risen to a compassionate realization of our partnership with each other as the facilitators of personal growth and soul-full transformation.

We are traveling at the speed of light.

May you find yourself shining brightly within your own being.

Leo Full Moon Blessings Upon You

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly: what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The LIttle Prince ~

” There is a moon within every human being. Learn to be companions with it. ~ Rumi ~

“Light is to darkness what love is to fear; in the presence of one the other disappears.” ~ Marianne Williams

“Light must come from inside. You cannot ask the darkness to leave; you must turn on the light.” ~ Sogyal Rinpoche ~

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CAPRICORN NEW MOON: Climb Every Mountain

 

 

The New Moon arrives at 26 degrees of Capricorn on Tuesday, January 16 at 9:17 PM EST. 

We all long for something new. While each and every moment offers us something fresh in the form of awareness and experience, it is paramount for us to recognize when there is an actual beginning cycle occurring within the cosmos; for it is within this auspicious time frame that we plant ardent seeds of intention; seeds that can grow into the tallest Redwood.

The first New Moon of the New Year promises to be one of grounded breakthrough. We are in a time of strong Capricornian energy, as coinciding with this New Moon we have accompanying potent Capricorn placements which include Venus, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto! We are now living among a small herd of cosmic Sea-Goats, swimming the vast ocean of emotion while scaling with persistence toward the pinnacles of our lives with great determination and the conviction of our spiritual and material goals. We are ardent and tenacious.

When there is a strong profusion of one sign, we are gifted with the opportunity to embrace and more fully realize that sign within a specific region of our star charts. There is heightened desire and focused will to manifest that particular area of our lives with dedication, determination, and discipline. Paramount to this process is integrity.

Capricorn The Sea-Goat is a cardinal feminine earth sign. The qualities of Capricorn include integrity, responsibility, loyalty, dutifulness, melancholy, tenacity, leadership, seriousness, aloneness, wisdom, and fortitude. Capricorn embraces the archetypes of The Wise Elder, The Builder, The Hermit, and The Father.

Saturn recently entered Capricorn. As the ruler of Capricorn, Saturn’s expression through it’s own sign is potent and life affirming in highly constructive and practical ways. In short, the Capricorn New Moon provides a pristine foundation for what we are striving toward, both inwardly and outwardly in the year before us.

Uranus’s challenging yet enlightening relationship to this New Moon catapults us into the depths of Capricorn, imbuing this dutiful earth sign with a sense of unbounded freedom, informing us of our true and inherent make-up as both human and spiritual beings. Within the highly vibrational electric sparks of Uranus’s accompaniment to the New Moon, lies a strong foundational earth-sky centered awareness that we as human beings can fully access. Our awareness of this is ripened as we decipher a fuller more embodied understanding that we are not completely of this world. In essence, we are both worldly and otherworldly. As we breathe through multiple dimensions, we traverse the path with our feet planted lightly yet firmly upon sacred ground while simultaneously stepping high toward the heavenly peaks of our soul’s longing.

While we marvel at the mountainous peaks from afar, there is nothing better than beholding them in close view. As we climb the continuous mountain ranges of our lives, each summit offers yet another peak to scale. We keep climbing.  As human beings there is no final destination. As spiritual beings, the sky’s the limit.

Welcome to Heaven and to Earth.

CAPRICORN NEW MOON BLESSING UPON YOU.

“After climbing a great hill, one finds that there are many more hills to climb.” ~ Nelson Mandela ~

“Go into yourself and see how deep the place is from which your life flows.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke ~

“Climbing is as close as we come to flying.” ~ George Eliot ~

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