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 ~
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 ~
The Full Moon Eclipse arrives at 24 degrees of Pisces on Friday, September 16 at 3:05 PM EDT.
At this time, a pinnacle moment of powerful and immense emotional depth is upon us in which we are imbued with heightened awareness and the ability to embrace irrevocable change. During a full moon cycle and most especially during a lunar eclipse, our psyches are primed for bringing into consciousness that which was hidden from view. We discover hard truths. This recognition paves the road to our expansion and evolution.
Pisces the Fish is beckoning us to dive deeply within our emotional life. What appears as pain, complexity and turbulence is serving to awaken us. This is a moon of deep and intricate emotional healing.
Feelings abound. In order to heal, we must feel. While intense emotion can seem overwhelming, it is paramount to find the time and space in which to feel and express our emotions, for this Moon is clearing out ancient emotional imagery which has only served to block us on our path to happiness and fulfillment. We emerge from a realm of fear to a place of faith. A new emotional milieu is on the horizon.
The self is comprised of multiple dimensions. No sign is better able to speak to this than Pisces, the quintessential sign of emotion, cosmic consciousness, multi-dimensional reality and spiritual expansion.
Pisces is a mutable water sign, ruled by Neptune. Oceanic in nature, Pisces encourages and inspires us to dive deeply into the sea of emotion.The qualities of compassion, empathy, sympathy, sensitivity, creativity and spirituality resonate for us. We are endowed with receptivity and the ability to see where grace shows up in our lives, where we enact grace upon others and where the magical threads of humanity weave an intricate pattern of perfection.
Wherever Pisces resides in your chart is where you are especially otherworldly. There is exquisite sensitivity and tenderness. It is an area of boundlessness. There may be uncertainty and confusion within this realm, for it is not a worldly realm. It is an area in which self-compassion is essential. This exact spot speaks to the nature and quality of our spiritual life. The full moon eclipse will illuminate this sector.
What area of your life is deserving of compassion? Are you treating yourself with kindness and sensitivity? Are you extending these qualities to others? Can you forgive yourself? Can you forgive another? Do you need to express your feelings to yourself? Do you need to express your feelings to another? What is your relationship to God, The Divine, Source, Higher Power?
Pisces’ realm is quite mystical. Boundaries of time and space disappear as we commune with cosmic consciousness. When Pisces is about, we are called upon to dialogue with The Divine. Our hearts are more fully open at this time. We recognize our own vulnerability as well as the vulnerability of others. In essence, we resonate with the human condition while embracing ourselves as spiritual beings.
As Pisces has a proclivity for carrying the weight of the world’s sufferings, we are imbued with heightened sensitivity. The woes of the collective are most readily heard and felt at this juncture. Most challenging for Pisces is walking with an open heart, while not allowing oneself to become inundated with the sorrows of the planet.
Pisces reminds us that genuine compassion for self is paramount to walking compassionately in the world. By cultivating compassion for self and others we contribute peace and healing to humanity at large.
We are ready to heal. We are ready to evolve. It is time to lighten the load.
Pisces Full Moon Blessings Upon You.
…we are luminous beings. We are perceivers. We are an awareness; we are not objects; we have no solidity. We are boundless.
– Don Juan Matus, quoted by Carlos Castaneda –