NEW MOON IN ARIES: The Spiritual Warrior
“As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…” ~ Hermes Trismegistus ~
The New Moon arrives at 15 degrees of Aries on Friday, April 5 at 4:50 AM EDT
The dawning of a New Moon is an auspicious event. We cannot see it, for the pairing of the Moon and the Sun do not allow for the reflection of the Sun’s light upon the Moon. When it is not her time to shine, the stars shine ever more brightly. On an inner level, so do we. During the dark of the Moon, we know that she is there. This is called faith.
The past month has been vigorously challenging on many fronts. We are emerging now with increased strength, fortitude, and confidence; for we have navigated these recent challenges with courageous fervency. Within the realm of what is a visibly dark sky, there is within the darkness of our own consciousness, nascent stirrings of ancient knowing.
At this juncture, we are highly subjective and necessarily so. The time is ripe in which to fully realize our own inner knowing without the unwanted influences of the outer world. As we fully inhabit our completeness, the world greets us with opportunities completely tailored to our soul’s authentic path.
Aries The Ram is a masculine cardinal fire sign embodying the archetypes of The Pioneer, The Warrior, The Daredevil, The Loner, and The Survivor. Aries exudes the qualities of individuality, assertiveness, innovativeness, independence, courage, aggression, passion, ferocity, and leadership. Keep in mind, that often times an Aries person does not naturally possess these characteristics, but rather, has come into this incarnation to explore and learn how to embody and express them. For this, it takes the inner Warrior to realize our full nature as we ward off the outer voices which have quelled the magnificence of our being. In doing so, there is loneliness. Afterall, The Ram is a loner scaling the mountainside.
As with every sign, there is an evolutionary scale. wherein each individual expresses. While we possess the inherent potential and soul knowledge for fully evolved expression, some of the qualities and characteristics of a sign within us are still in process. We strive to bring those hidden areas of ourselves; both the flawed and the virtuous, into consciousness; for consciousness itself is the great emancipator.
Wherever Aries resides in our natal chart, the next three days will energize that particular area with the spirit of warriorship, urging us to begin anew. It is an opportunity to discover deeper layers of the Aries expression within us. It is an opportunity in which to become more conscious. New Moons require privacy and introspection. It is within the quiet solitude of this time that revelation visits upon us.
We are embracing the wound of the unrealized self, rising to the emergence of a deeper level of our individuality. We are facing the places where we have shown up inauthentically. Emanating from the heart, the small still voice within unveils to us hidden aspects of our nature; yet nevertheless authentic and true. Now it takes the courage of Aries to express this profound dimension of our being.
Be both brave and tender. Wrap your arms around yourself as you prepare to enter a new arena.
As you scale the depths of your being, you will discover that the heart is a mountain in which there are embedded jewels.
What we ardently harbor in our evolved hearts will serve as cosmic grace that will lead your way.
Go forth and beam the magnificence of your being.
Aries 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.” ~
Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior. ~ Carl von Clausewitz ~
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.” ~
“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.” ~
“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.” ~Langston Hughes ~
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.” ~
“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 ~
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 ~
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 ~
SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON: Believing is Seeing
The New Moon arrives at 26 degrees of Sagittarius on Monday, December 18 at 1:30 AM EST.
In the grand scheme of life’s magnificent panorama of experience, we are granted numerous cycles in which to begin anew. No matter the size and length of the cycle, each one is potent; portending opportunity for growth and transformation. Each one has it’s own planetary themes, style, flavor, and characteristics; all of which speak to specific areas of one’s life as well as to particular dimensions of one’s psyche. The New Moon is one such cycle; one which falls into the microcosmic scheme of cyclical events. However short this cycle may be, it is no small matter. Less is more.
New Moon consciousness is quiet. All the more better for us to hear. But first, we have to listen. The small still voice within has something to say.
While Sagittarian expression is quite expansive and profusive, our inner voice is speaking more boldly through the quiet atmosphere. There is a lot to say. This time is as expansive as the Milky Way, for this New Moon appears in The Galactic Center, a most powerful and auspicious space in the galaxy known by astrologers as The Gateway to God. Accompanied by Mercury, Venus and Saturn, this magnificent alignment ushers in waves of optimism and visionary gifts of manifestation. This outstanding lunation appears just before the Winter Solstice and the ingress of Saturn into Capricorn. These happenings are momentous in nature; each one in and of itself a harbinger of change. We have the enthusiasm and optimism of Sagittarius as well as the somber and melancholy mood of Capricorn and Saturn; quite the recipe for the balancing of opposites in which we reconcile our faith and happiness with our more cautionary and melancholic nature.
In the background, the cosmic cheerleaders are chanting us on to take the leap from the precipice of this mountainous plateau at which we have finally arrived after the strenuous climb from the ground of our human limitations. We have arrived at the peak of spiritual awakening. An auspicious moment. We see the light. We don’t know what is ahead. We do know that the rewards of our arduous inner and outer work are coming to fruition. Perhaps for the first time in a long while, we have faith. We believe in ourselves. The Divine has shown it’s holy face. Our sense of forsakenness has dissipated.
Consciousness is stirred anew during the dark sky of a New Moon. As we approach the shortest day of the year, the darkness is deeper and thicker. The main themes are beginnings, endings, and faith. As we cultivate this faith, envisioning what we wish to manifest in our lives on all levels, we see our dreams come to fruition. Dreams do come true. It may sound Pollyanna. She was on to something. Our thoughts and beliefs do create our reality. What we believe is what we see.
It takes intimate communion with self and deep concentration in order to penetrate the karmic levels of our being which reside unconsciously in order to break through to the manifestation of our dreams. With the expansion of Sagittarius and the contraction of Capricorn, the stillness of the Winter Solstice can help us to congeal these polarities with both grounded faith and solid wisdom.
Sagittarius The Centaur is a mutable fire sign ruled by Jupiter. Sagittarius rules optimism, advanced education, exploration, adventure, foreign travel, astral travel, intuition, religion, faith, the higher mind, learning, seeking, and expansion. The archetypes for Sagittarius include The Student, The Gypsy, and The Philosopher.
As we consider the symbol of Sagittarius, we can see half horse and half human, shooting his arrow into the sky not knowing where it will land. It is an act of pure faith. The archer could quite possibly miss the mark. And yet, with head held high, he aims his arrow into the heavens with the faith that it will land on the path to his destiny. There is encompassed within this figure both animal nature and spiritual nature. If ever there was a time in which to embrace ourselves as spiritual beings having a human experience, it is within this very moment.
Shoot your arrow into the heavens tied with a note of your deepest longing. Know that an angel will make the perfect catch and grant your wish. Embark upon an ecstatic gallop from the place in which you were once tethered.
Sagittarius New Moon Blessings Upon You.
“The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or a hostile universe.”
~ Albert Einstein ~
“Faithless is he who says farewell when the road darkens.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship Of The Ring
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt ~
VIRGO NEW MOON: The Gift In The Wound
The New Moon arrives at 27 degrees of Virgo on Wednesday, September 20 at 1:29 AM EDT.
When we gaze upon the night sky of a New Moon, we see no Moon. The sky is dark as dark can be. While the Moon is there, we cannot see her. And yet, in a display of translucence, the stars are shining forth more brightly than any other time of the month. Without the darkness, we cannot see these glistening jewels. Their only recognition can be met without the reflection of the Sun. Certain gifts are only had in darkness.
The New Moon holds all of the clues; clues which only we can recognize, ascertain, and assimilate. A New Moon is the quintessential time in which to embrace our own subjective consciousness. At the dawn of a new lunar cycle, our higher self gently speaks to us as the small still voice within. Listen.
The New Virgo Moon is accompanied closely by Chiron, The Wounded Healer. These current cosmic companions offer renewed opportunity to befriend our wounds. They are aching and throbbing and longing for relief. They are yearning to be seen, heard, and felt; rather than perceived. For perception is often false.
The Wounded Healer is a powerful archetype often resisted and repressed. As we strive to heal and overcome our emotional and physical pain, the gifts of the wound are easily eluded. In the wake of this powerful three day interval of time in which we are offered paramount understanding, we have an opportunity to feel into the areas where we have felt we will never heal. These are the exact places in which we offer potent balm in facilitating the healing of those wounds in another.
Virgo The Virgin is a mutable earth sign ruled by Mercury. Virgo is grounded, kind, patient, helpful, detail oriented, perfectionistic, critical, careful, and astute. There is an admirable quality of independence which often goes overlooked where Virgo is concerned. The Virgin is often associated with purity, chastity and self-denial. The origin of the word “virgin” means “complete unto oneself.” Thus, Virgo has powerful tools within a vast stockade of inner strength. When there is a crisis, Virgo calmly knows the art of intervention with precise attunement to details and tremendous discriminatory powers regarding the order of care pertaining to the situation. Virgo knows how to separate the wheat from the chafe. No stone goes unturned.
While every sign has it’s evolved manifestations, there is also a shadow realm to contend with. For Virgo, it is a propensity for criticism. Virgo can be quite critical of others, even if only within their own mind, yet they are never so critical of anyone as much as they are of themselves. While an emphasis of self-criticism can be painfully destructive, it is in its best sense the impetus for excellence in word and deed.
Virgo is the connoisseur for alchemizing the base of our wounded nature into the pure gold of our higher self. In doing so, we are primed as healers and beings of service to others. At this juncture, if we are courageous, we will discover the universal elixir.
Wherever Virgo resides in your natal chart is an area in which you will feel a sense of depth and renewal at this time. It is where your capacity for healing and service reside. It is an area in which you demand much perfection of yourself. Turn here, for this is where Virgo is your personal guide to the underworld of your wounded self.
Take the journey. The path is everywhere. Hold someone’s hand along the way. Hold your own. Look up into the darkness of the night sky and count the stars.For as many stars as you can count, there are gifts to behold. Feel them.
Virgo New Moon Blessings Upon You.
“Turn your wounds into wisdom.” ~ Oprah Winfrey ~
“Spirituality is about what we do with our pain.” ~ Richard Rohr ~
“Where we stumble and fall is where we find pure gold.” ~ Carl Jung ~
“The gift is in the wound.” ~ Alice Miller ~
“A hero is one who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” ~ Joseph Campbell ~
LEO NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE: Take Heart
The New Moon Total Solar Eclipse arrives at 28 degrees of Leo on Monday, August 21 at 2:30 PM EDT.
The long awaited American Total Solar Eclipse is upon us. There is excitement and exhilaration in the air. For some, this visual splendor is solely an astronomical event. And yet, they can feel the numinous nature surrounding it. For others, we are anticipating far more than a visual spectacle.We imbue upon this physical event the astrological meaning and significance of eclipses as empirically observed for thousands of millennia. This event is the springboard of irrevocable change in our personal lives, setting us upon a trajectory that will align us with the greater self for the explicit purpose of our soul’s evolution.
As the horrors of tragic world events unfold before us, keep in mind that this too is a most significant manifestation of the eclipse cycle. A collective shadow has emerged in full force. Life as we have known it has come to an end. Out of the ashes, the phoenix will rise as we rebirth a more highly evolved expression of the human condition. As we face our own shadow, we contribute to the elevation of light centered consciousness. As we express our genuine heart centered authenticity, expressing our gifts with generosity toward each other, we will undoubtedly contribute to the greater manifestation of profound transformation thus serving the healing and evolution of humankind.
There are two strong components to the eclipse as viewed and experienced esoterically. The first is that eclipses always test our attachments to how we define ourselves on every level. The second is that eclipses speed up time exponentially. These two qualities of experience have been with us long before the actual Solar Eclipse that is upon us now. The Eclipse cycle began weeks ago with the Aquarius Lunar Eclipse. These cycles are in effect weeks, even months, before and after each eclipse. This process is both long and accelerated.
New Moons offer us an opportunity to begin anew. We plant seeds of intention and watch them grow throughout the lunar cycle. A New Moon Eclipse goes much further. It is in essence, a stripping away of significant elements of our life and of our self. It is a new beginning on a much grander scale. It is an initiation. If nothing else, the New Moon Eclipse will test us to our limits regarding our attachments to who we think we are while revealing more of who we actually are.
Leo The Lion is our faithful companion. As we participate fully within this shift in dimension and time, we embody the qualities of Leo; courage, warmth, leadership, strength, and fortitude. One of Leo’s greatest expressions is that of The Heart. Wherever Leo resides in our chart is an area where we purely come from our heart. It is within this very realm, that The Leo Solar Eclipse will open the heart’s essence to full expressive capacity. This heart’s opening will be evoked by our experience of the loss of who and what is being left behind.
The heart resides on multidimensional levels. Our heart may be experiencing one thing on the earth plane and another in the astral world. While we live the manifestation of our life on multiple levels, we sometimes experience confusion. What is the true and actual reality of our heart’s knowing? As A Course In Miracles professes, “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.”
Healing the heart. Knowing the heart. Feeling the heart. All of it; takes courage. Don’t look back. Let go! The past no longer serves us. We are at this very moment being swept into the present, fully prepared for a grand awakening.
The heart has traveled a long, lonely and bewildered journey. Now, its chamber doors are swung wide open as the compass of our beating heart leads the way. The armor has been cast off. For as tender as we are; we are that strong.
Leo New Moon Solar Eclipse Blessings Upon You.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” ~Nelson Mandela ~
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: 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 ~
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” Anais Nin
GEMINI NEW MOON: Taking Inner Flight
The New Moon arrives at 4 degrees of Gemini on Thursday, May 25, at 3:44 PM EDT.
Human beings are primed for newness. We long for the nascent journey. Most beginnings are marked with the new year; a birthday, a marriage, a new job, or a new home. Each month, We have an opportunity for a fresh start within the realm of our emotional lives. It is within the sentient body that we most often need to take stock, let go, recycle, and begin anew.
When we consciously embrace the New Moon, we have an opportunity for the embodiment of emotional realization. Can you imagine? The universe has graced us with 12 New Moons, one in each sign throughout the course of each year. New Moons are microcosmic cycles of the Sun which takes one full year to traverse the zodiac. The Moon travels through the zodiac in the span of only one month. That’s a lot of swift movement. Astrology is a kaleidoscope of small cycles within large cycles.
Lunar beginnings are subtle. Mindfulness of our feelings facilitates our recognition of what is going on beneath the surface of the ego; the things we tell ourselves, the matters of which we convince ourselves, the faces we present to the world. Whether we see the man in the moon, the woman in the moon, or the child in the moon, it remains to say that the Moon inhabits us as she simultaneously invites us to inhabit her.
The Gemini New Moon offers a renewal of the mind. Our intellectual world unfolds before us with vital information regarding what we tell ourselves and how we communicate to others. Gemini is the parasailer of the psyche. From this higher perspective, the drama of our life presents itself as quite the spectacle, one in which we long to tame for the sake of truth.
Gemini The Twins is a mutable air sign, ruled by Mercury. Gemini embodies the qualities of free spirit, communication, listening, learning, humor, wittiness, intellect, lightness, spontaneity, flexibility, restlessness, fun, play, and magic. Gemini archetypes include The Teacher, The Witness, The Trickster and The Storyteller.
Gemini brilliantly observes and reconciles duality. When we are caught in duality, we suffer. At this sacred juncture, Gemini offers us an expansive view of our inner complexity. Our inner twins are mirrors unto each other. This particular Gemini Moon can soar, for it is not tethered to any other planets, thus offering a more pure Gemini expression. Gemini is piloting our vehicle for inner flight. We rise above our emotions with a kind yet detached perspective. We are fueled with the lucid understanding of our own projections.
Wherever Gemini resides in your natal chat is the area in which mental seeds are now being planted. As you navigate your inner galaxy these tender seeds will blossom into brilliant insights and ideas. A stroke of genius is upon us. During the next three days, we are imbued with a sense of lightness and play accompanied by the ethereal and the magical.
Somewhere, within each and everyone of us, Gemini resides. Listen to the part of you that longs for freedom. How can you allow yourself to soar above the illusions of earthly existence?
Think of a butterfly. It is free, fluttering from one point to the next without a care in the world. It’s beauty is fleeting before our eyes, taking our breath away. Before the butterfly has attained this freedom of flight, it has incubated as a caterpillar within the confines of darkness, patiently awaiting the transformation. This time is upon us. The metamorphosis is now.
Gemini New Moon Blessings Upon You.
Inner freedom demands the rejection of any imposition that injures our dignity.
~ Fausto Cercignani ~
There is no authentic inner freedom that does not, sooner or later, also affect and change human history.
~ Rollo May ~
You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.
~ Marianne Williamson ~