A New Home

It’s about time!  We have a new home for the cosmic salon.  It’s a beauty.  Please visit http://www.thecosmicsalon.com    — it’s still a work in progress — I’ll be posting our next moon blog at our new home.  Please bookmark.  Look forward to seeing you there!

Own your life – New Moon in Sagittarius

The New Moon, as every new Moon, is conjunct the Sun.  This means that the Moon is sitting right next to the Sun and receives a power boost.  The New Moon is a good time to seed a new intention, usually in alignment with the current placement of the Moon.  This month, we have the New Moon in Sagittarius.

Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign so it is up for adventure, open to new beliefs and perceptions, and ready and willing to learn.  Sagittarius is a Centaur; half-horse, half-human.  The Centaur embodies the power and animalistic nature of the horse with the heart and mind of a human being.  This means that we lead ourselves in a conscious direction and have the ability to set our goals and to use the power and desire to propel us to our destination.  We do this by allowing the archer’s arrow point us in new directions that strengthen our positive sense of self – that give us more confidence and optimism to move toward our desired goals.    We have the opportunity to realize our dreams this New Moon – so don’t be afraid to move towards those long-held dreams.

So, how do we hold true to our values and authentic sense of self at the same time as being open to change?  Well, Sag is not asking us to drop it all for change to occur – sag is asking us to be open to alternatives and expand our sense of self.  Maybe we’ve held some values that were rigid and kept us in tunnel vision, maybe these rigid values really were assumptions and rules about who we are and who others are and this did not serve anyone.

Conjunct Sun, Venus, Saturn, galactic center –

The galactic center is the black hole in the center of the Milky Way, Sagitarrius A*.  You can read more about it here.  Every galaxy has a black hole sometimes active, and sometimes not.  The black hole is said to (by astrologers) to be the point of a galaxy’s birth – it’s the womb whence we came.  Astrologers are commenting that the alignment of the New Moon, Sun, Saturn and Venus with the galactic center is where we can receive downloads of information and release of old Karma (Saturn) that will transform our lives.  It’s about time, eh?

Saturn is time, karma, structure, limitation, mastery; Venus is love, what we value, beauty; Sun is our purpose, the light that shines within.    When our values are aligned with our purpose, we move closer toward self-mastery.   Saturn is having its long goodbye in Sag right now as it moves happily into Capricorn on December 19th.  Saturn really put a damper on all our fun and now that we’ve learned our Saturn in Sag lessons, we can breath a bit deeper now.  Saturn rules Capricorn.  We will need place effort and work toward this area of our life — or face the consequences.  So, if Saturn is moving through your 6th house of health and routine, it would be a good idea to start a healthy diet and exercise plan (you probably already have been thinking about it).  A daily routine would be helpful — Saturn will assist you in getting it right.  You can do it!

Trine Uranus in Aries – we may not have thought we were ready and yet we are unexpectedly propelled and excited to start moving toward our dreams.  This could be from an unexpected surge of confidence or invitation that we never expected.

Square Chiron in Pisces – The challenge we face is to let go of our wounds, our maladaptive thinking, so we can exercise our free will and align with our true self.  Just because you failed before or someone talked you out of following your dreams doesn’t mean you have to buy into it.  Remember, a failure is only a learning lesson in disguise.  You pick yourself up and start again using the new knowledge you’ve gained.

Mars and Jupiter in Scorpio – Mars is the ruler of Aries and Scorpio.  When Mars rules Scorpio, we have an inner warrior ready to surgically remove that which impedes our authentic nature.  Jupiter expands the goodness as we are able to remove our maladaptive thinking, go deeper, find our gifts and move toward our goals.

To sum it up:  We have the opportunity to make strident changes in our lives by following our long-held dreams.  As we come up against our negative thoughts, negative memories, past failures, we make the effort toward being more optimistic that the past does not need to repeat itself (not if we make conscious change to be more present and authentic with ourselves and others).  We are getting a karmic reset and downloading new info on a cellular level.  No, it’s not a sci-fi movie you are in – it’s your life.  Own it!

Full Moon in Gemini

Full Moon in Gemini — Yeah!

A full Moon is a culmination of a cycle in which we receive or experience the ‘efforts’ or best wishes we’ve intended since the New Moon. Two weeks ago, we were deeply setting our roots into creating more depth and investigation about how to do that — view the New Moon in Scorpio blog to read more about it.

Gemini is asking us to weed through all the information we’ve come across and all the discussions that we’ve had regarding (perhaps) our beliefs and attitudes around our
new Moon intentions. Have you heard and learned far more than you ever thought you would? Have you seen where your beliefs and attitudes hold you back?  Mercury rules Gemini so we have far more talking to do before this cycle is complete. So let go of any beliefs, attitudes, judgments and false information that does not support your movement forward.

This Full Moon is making some interesting aspects — sextile Neptune and quincunx Jupiter for starters.  We can see through the BS that other people are telling us or telling themselves.   Jupiter and the Moon need to make an adjustment here — we do NOT need to reveal what we know without all the facts. We still are collecting those facts and Jupiter will guide us deeper into Scorpionic waters — sometimes, the truth just comes out with little effort on our part to do or say anything about it.  Another way this could play out is that we are receiving the right information that will guide us to our dreams.  We are connecting to the right resources, finally, that align with our beliefs and values.

Neptune, Sun, Moon and Jupiter are all at 11 degrees and 37-40 seconds — 11 is a master number. Wherever these planets fall in your house, in your life, this is where your intuition is most high. There is good luck here.

We still have that fire trine between Uranus and Saturn adding structure to our insights — and Uranus opposite Mars which creates tension between the unexpected insight
and our action we want to take from it — we either blurt it out insensitively or we avoid any conflict to keep the peace.  Has any relationship ever been in balance when we don’t speak our truth in respectful manner?

What will help us deal with all these insights into other people’s behaviors and our own is to use wise mind in relaying information — or just wait until all info is received. It will
come out at some point — timing is essential.

I’d like to say the fun is about ready to begin — Saturn moving into Capricorn will lighten things up a bit and also put us to work in Capricorn.  You’ve heard the saying ‘all work and no play make Jack a dull boy’?    We will need to remind ourselves to balance work and play, especially with NN in Leo (more on that in a bit).

We have a Mercury retrograde and this is a symbol that we don’t always have to take action every moment of the day. We can rethink, redo, revisit our attitudes and beliefs — people we haven’t seen in a while may return into our lives briefly and we can reassess our relationships, beliefs, attitudes — I wouldn’t say don’t make a choice or sign a contract until Mercury retro has passed safely out of our comfort zone — if we look at it metaphorically, we see that we live and work without giving ourselves space for self-care, to really sit with ourselves and our decisions — to slow down. We can use the energy of this retro period to do that — we can slow down anytime we want. why not now?

NN in Leo –no matter what you experience — keep opening your heart and strengthening your insight into your authentic, lovely, generous, self.  Leave time for play!