Jupiter into Scorpio

Jupiter has officially moved into the sign of Scorpio.    We are plunging into the depths of our unconscious for super amazing transformation.  Scorpio demands it and we can’t escape it.  It’s intense and it is needed.  Jupiter here will expand our consciousness and increase our awareness as we begin to dismantle our unhelpful belief systems and power structures.  We are seeing in the media that abuse of power will no longer be tolerated.   Secrets will emerge in some area of our personal lives and in the process, we will begin to heal our hearts.

Scorpio has a dark side — manipulation, self-destructiveness, hidden agendas, criminal tendencies, sexual violations, and fears — deep psychological fears that hold us back from becoming successful.   Scorpio demands that you be brutally honest with yourself.  What is truly holding you back?  What are you resisting or not facing?

As you ride on Jupiter’s wings of wisdom, it’s a reminder that as you dive deep you can still take the high road.

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New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces

I had my first ‘mystical’ experience in 1997 on the border of Mexico and California.   I was living in Los Angeles and attending film school.  I had this dream of becoming a filmmaker and photographer and had just finished the filming of my student film.  I decided to treat myself to a spa weekend at Deepak Chopra institute just outside San Diego.

At the time, I dabbled in various spiritual and occult practices without much commitment.  That was March of 1997 and for the next two years, I had a variety of mystical experiences in my waking and dream life that led me to leave the film industry and attend massage school and study energy healing.    The Pisces Solar Eclipse of 1997 was in my 8th house of other people’s resources, the invisible/spirit world, and intimacy.

In the last 20 years, I’ve traversed a very eclectic path that led me to a disillusionment with all that was spiritual — and I banished the spiritual world from my life to live a ‘regular life’.  It has become clear to me with this upcoming New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces at 8 degrees, again in my 8th house – I can’t run away from this calling any longer – however, with a more practical and much wiser (is that a word?) understanding –

As the moon will be casting a shadow on the earth as it is blocking the Sun’s light, we are called to let the mystical side of Pisces in.  It’s like a moon on steroids because it is receiving an immense amount of light from the Sun – yet the Earth only receives a small portion of that light.

Let go of the burdensome thoughts and emotions you have – do not identify with them as a part of you – Neptune will conjunct this New Moon configuration – encouraging the letting go process – the mystical experience that could come if we let go – be careful not to get too carried away in fantasy and delusion or old co-dependent or drug addicted behaviors – the South Node will conjunct this configuration as well as Mercury– it is time to PURGE the old – let it go so we can let the beginning of something new enter our lives.

Uranus and Mars joining forces in Aries – watch out!  The impulse to change can be so intense that you move forward before you have resolved any of those old issues – you could be highly triggered to explode

Pluto is going to be a player here as well – in Capricorn – we are breaking down old structures – and whatever Pluto demands must be done – it will happen no matter what – with Jupiter in the mix here – there are some big changes coming.  Will you be ready for it?

Regardless of what happens out in the world or within you – do something Piscean related—get in touch with your intuition — soak in a hot bath, listen to your favorite music, do something for someone else, meditate, do yoga – it helps the purge feel less intense — it’s the birth of a new you — get in tune with your vibes, Baby

Thank you for reading — I’d love to hear from you — I’m curious to know what you are ready to let go of.  Leave a comment and let me know.  You might inspire or motivate someone by sharing something!

Full Moon in Cancer — Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Full Moon Shine in Cancer – 22 degrees –6:33AM

Get Ready for Ch-ch-ch-changes – they are coming.  Exciting times are ahead of us!

This upcoming full Moon in Cancer will be making a Grand Cardinal Cross in the sky – with opposition of Sun/Pluto in Capricorn, Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries.  A grand cross happens in the sky when four planets square one another – 90 degree angles.  These four planets are also in opposition to another planet – 180 degree angle.  This type of configuration creates tension and challenge.  The opposition lends an either/or scenario – something is separated and opposed.  Cardinal means – ACTION!  During this Mercury retrograde, we have had plenty of time to reflect and now we can take action to resolve the tension.  Changes are afoot with this configuration and unexpected change at that.

The moon is at home in Cancer – and with the backdrop of the constellation Gemini – differing opinions (been going on in the world for quite some time) these opposing opinions could turn into arguments – when your security is threatened, what do you do? Do you react in a way that causes a shit storm – or do you have good mediation skills?  We could use our skills of reflection and mindfulness (you’ve been practicing, right?) – we know what we feel, we know how to cope and consciously we can intend to take the right action.

Now, with this grand cardinal square we have some helpers to make the emotional tension bearable  – we’ve got Neptune conjunct Venus which is a wonderful aspect for romance and adventure – music, poetry – art – and idealism.  This aspect is making a biquintile with the Full Moon – so a talent for lifting our mood is to create, create, create – listen to your favorite music, write some poetry, go see a movie or to an art gallery.  Get thee to the art house now!

We have Mars trine the Moon and sextile Sun – Saturn sextile Jupiter and Saturn trine Uranus.

We can harmonize our actions with our emotions by bringing attention to our intentions.  Saturn sextile Jupiter puts the brakes on overdoing it – even though the Moon in Cancer will want comfort and security – we have to push ourselves past our comfort zone – Cancer is about emotional security.  Playing it safe keeps us stuck in past conditioning – Instead of writing this blog, I could sit on the sofa and eat bon bons and pizza all night while watching re-runs of Doctor Who (which isn’t that bad of an idea) – or I could do something more productive that pushes me out of my comfort zone – could it be vlogging instead of blogging?

We also have Saturn trine Uranus – so if we focus on grounding ourselves in our bodies – we can limit the amount of shock waves that run through us.  If you’ve ever practiced deep breathing or meditation – over time this practice makes conflict easier to deal with – and more present and grounded.

Try this loving kindness meditation during your full moon ritual.

Loving Kindness Meditation

Let’s Talk – Gemini Full Moon

Gemini Full Moon at 7:05 PM EST – 4:05PM PST

In this age, which believes that there is a shortcut to everyone, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.  Henry Miller

For some people, glossing over the truth is the easiest way to avoid potential conflict and have other people approve of us.  In some instances, avoiding communication altogether is a way to escape conflict that ‘might’ arise out of telling our truth.

Gemini is not known for emotional depth; it’s known for facts and information and communicating that information to others.  Gemini is known for its witty and clever quality – not necessarily concerned with the truth (that’s Sagitarrius’ domain).  This Full Moon in Gemini is not one of those moons.

The Full Moon illuminates Gemini so it brings to light information or facts that we previously weren’t aware of, perhaps even hidden from us.   The Full Moon is opposing Saturn in Sagittarius so there are some serious conversations we must have.

Let’s talk.

These two words, for some reason, sum up a lot of fear. We can’t have fun all the time.   Sometimes, we have to have those very difficult conversations with people about where we are coming from.  Conversations we don’t want to have because we are afraid of what others will think, afraid someone will leave us, afraid we will lose our job – afraid we will look like a weirdo – this is the time to put on your big girl pants.

In the Eastern time zone, the moon is moving through the 12th house of endings and karma – so we see here the culmination of our actions.  When we understand how our actions resulted in our circumstances, we can then let go, move on, transform our lives.

This is going to be easy to deal with because we have the full moon making a grand trine in air signs – so lots of talk (not the Mystical kind, yet).  By the next new Moon we know what it is we want to do differently.

Moon trine Jupiter in Libra and Mars in Aquarius – so these sobering talks we have will be about harmony, peace, social justice – and Uranus in Aries will add an unexpected spark to the mix as it sextiles the moon and trines the sun and Saturn – I think some really good things will come out of what we talk about.

You’ll be glad you did.

Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn is going to affect this Full Moon – stay tuned for more —

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Change: Will it be a Revolution or the same ole thing?

Moon is in Aries toward the last 6 degrees – the last day or two I have been feeling an amazing surge of fire energy – this springtime energy to make things happen.  I can see the buds sprouting and excited for the rest of the garden to fully bloom.  Where are these Aries Flames taking us?

We are two days away from a full Moon in Taurus – some earth to ground us in the material world!  Mars has just moved into Aquarius, Venus into Capricorn (more reserved values) and Mercury into Sagittarius (are we going to bullshit ourselves and allow others to bullshit us?  Or will we only accept the truth and be truthful in return?).  My, oh, my!  What adventures will we be going on?

Aquarius is all about community — and from a Human Design perspective — we have the Channel of Community highlighted.  We also have the Channel of Structuring — possible new insights about community (on a big and small scale).   We’ve had this old way that we’ve come to be familiar with (south node gate 37) and there is a new way on the horizon (north node gate 40).  Gate 40 is the tribe and it is all about support.  We very much feel alone and unsupported – many of us do this past week and this feeling is growing.  And those of us who feel unsupported and alone  are wanting to stand together and unite – yet, we cannot unite in the same fashion in which we have done in the past (like the blind leading the blind – or even worse, the image of the cruel sheep herder leading sleeping sheep over a cliff to their deaths) – we must find a new way to continue to become more independent from the past so we can grow!

What we are seeing are people rejecting Trump (the seemingly negative force) so that we can become more liberated!  Is rejecting the negative the only way toward liberation?  Or do we embrace the negative in order to liberate?

Certainly, a revolution is rising on the horizon – can you smell it?

What is the foundation that we would need to establish such liberation/revolution within our community and in our smaller communities (a ‘Brexit’ where some states secede from the rest of the US to form its own leadership? or will the electors actually vote for Clinton instead of Trump?  It may not be legally possible — although one never knows what would happen if we tried something different for once)

We could take some learning lessons from the ‘Brexit’ and expand our awareness into the depths we need to create to build the kind of nation we really want that will support us in the direction we want to go toward – we want a leader who will lead us where we want to go.

On a personal scale, we want to know how to access our own authority so we can know the right way to go. What is your personal philosophy and how does that align with the actions you take, the job you work, the people you spend time with?

Now that Mars has moved into Aquarius there is this drive to satisfy our humanitarian concerns.  We don’t want our humanitarian rights to be overlooked – we have certain rights being citizens of the US – and those rights could very well be taken away before we even knew what happened.  Where will all this take us?

We will have to wait and see what transpires over the next two weeks

New Moon in Scorpio October 30th: Inner Transformation

The bogeyman is every child’s worst nightmare – and a fear tactic that parents would use to scare their children into being good little boys or girls.  The bogeyman hides in dark closets, underneath beds and in the air vents and only comes out when the lights are turned off.  If you are brave enough to open a closet door and check underneath your bed – you will see that there really is nothing there.  The big fears that overwhelm us aren’t as terrifying and large when you shine a light on them.

This upcoming New Moon in Scorpio is the perfect time to face the inner bogeyman – to look into those inner secret hiding places we don’t want to look and shine some light.   Scorpio is the queen of Transformation and doing deep inner work.  Scorpio is ruled by Mars and in Aries, Mars takes outer action, while in Scorpio there is a desire to taken inner action – to purge the shadow and evolve some aspect of ourselves.

The new Moon is the beginning of a lunar cycle that begins in darkness.  It is a highly intuitive time perfect for seeding new something.  Scorpio is a fixed water sign  and desires more intimacy, connection, power and responsibility.  This energy supports digging deep and focusing your energy on one main problem and probe a little deeper into the mysterious depths.

What are you most afraid of?  How intense is your fear?  What are you telling yourself about this fear?  Where do you feel this in your body?  Follow this emotion and let it speak to you – are you telling yourself that you aren’t worthy enough?  That you don’t matter?  That the world is a dangerous place?  That you are unlovable? Stupid? Wrong? Unattractive?  That you can’t trust anyone?  Are you telling yourself that you can’t change and are powerless?

Once you determine what your thought patterns are around this fear – challenge the evidence and then find a more balanced interpretation.  If you’re interested in diving even deeper, I suggest a superb book by Erin Olivo, Wise Mind Living: Master Your Emotions, Transform Your Life a perfect gift to yourself during this Scorpio season.

Our negative emotions are perfectly normal  – we will be prone to negative emotions – it is not ‘unspiritual’ to be emotionally triggered – it happens.  It is what we do (our actions or lack of actions) once we have those emotions where we run into problems.

With Venus conjunct Saturn we have a seriousness that lends itself to this new moon – and it’s in Sagittarius a sign that is not used to limitation and the straight and narrow.   That’s the lesson – how much energy do you have to expend?  How much partying can you do?  How much spending?  Sagittarius is a mutable sign and so we are working on adjusting and adapting to new beliefs and philosophies around where we are prone to excess.

Seriousness is enough to trigger some people into a mild depression – when we are face-to-face with our shadow elements – we are not feeling joyful and ready to face the day.  Are you able to hold off on that joy for just a little while until you pull those roots out and feel like a new person?

Pluto is assisting this journey and kind of like a tour guide – saying – hey, let me take you on a tour of all your deeply rooted issues – and let’s choose which one to work on – this also lends itself to ease and psychic vibes to open up and let go of what no longer services us.  Neptune is in an easy aspect to the new moon – just be careful that we aren’t deluding ourselves about our goals or habits – the psychic waves can open.

So is this a negative or positive new moon?  How can fear, shadow and bad feelings be positive?  It’s really a matter of perspective – if you face your negative emotions – you reduce the amount of emotional charge (emotions do subside over time like a wave).  If you don’t, usually our thought process keeps the negativity alive and if we don’t feel comfortable with those darker feelings – abandon them in favor of more positive emotions – we bury our darkness within.  It’s like sweeping dirt under a rug.  You don’t see the dirt – it doesn’t mean it isn’t there doing damage.

The transformational perspective is to let go of what we think is negative or positive and just be here, totally present and alive to this moment – a so very Scorpio thing to be.

Now Mars and Pluto are conjunct in Capricorn square Jupiter and Uranus.  Jupiter’s beliefs and philosophy are conflicting with the status quo and power plays are likely – or perhaps our desire to change and transform old beliefs are coming up against some friction.  Uranus shocks us and ignites some unexpected anxiety.

The best thing to do is keep a cool head and listen to your intuition.

Happy Transformation!

Re-aligning ourselves to nature season by season and sign by sign —

The only constant in this world, the only thing we can depend upon, is change.  We experience change on a daily, monthly, and quarterly basis with the fluctuation of light and dark, hot and cold, barren and abundant – The earth is breathing life through its cycles just as we breathe air into our bodies.

Our inner lives are deeply interconnected to the changing of the seasons.  As within, so without.   As above, so below.

You already knew that.  You just forgot.  Our attention is so focused on the outer that we stray from the inner – we then want to reach out to the heavens and transcend our physical reality – before we understand what it’s like to be a human in this physical body in this 3rd dimensional plane of reality.

This 3rd dimension is just as spiritual as 5th dimension – the only difference is perspective.  You still need a physical body as you evolve –

Let’s continue —

Every season holds the promise of a new beginning (Cardinal) that we strengthen and unify through the fixed seasons.  When we reach the mutable seasons we take what we have strengthened and unified and we tweak it, organize it, improve it – as we prepare for another new beginning.

The elements also play a part in this cyclical change.  Fire and Air are the masculine qualities of Aquarius, Gemini, Libra, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius – these modalities project outward and upward.  The water and earth signs, Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn, Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio are the feminine qualities that reflect downward and within.

The Zodiac begins with Aries

Ah!  Aries energy pulsates and forces its way into our lives just like springtime.   It’s time to plant our seeds and plow the fields.  It takes up a good amount of our energy to do this.  We must not be afraid to use our strength and forceful qualities – we have to eat – right? We are learning how to prepare for life – for the year ahead.  Daylight is increasing and we want more freedom and independence.  We are pushing our energy into the world with the element of fire.

We can only push for so long – before we need to hone those skills, continue to care for the seeds we’ve planted so that they will thrive – a consistency to our tasks – to continue and prepare the crops for the eventual harvest.  The land is ripe and fertile as we move into Taurus – this fixed, stable, wealthy sign is ruled by Venus, the goddess of love and fertility.  We honor Venus through the ritual of May Day – and mating with our beloveds.  It’s a sensual time connecting with the fecundity of the earth – daylight is greater and still increasing — we want our values to match our actions.

As we move into Gemini, daylight is continuing to increase and is greater so we spend even more time outdoors – we are in a mutable sign and acclimatizing to the growth – and we are excited to share to anyone who will listen.  We want to celebrate and exchange ideas – for the sake of doing so (Mercury ruling Gemini in its projective quality).

The Summer Solstice is a time of new beginnings – the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year.  Nighttime increases and daylight is greater.  Cancer rules the beginning of summer —   School is out and we are spending more time with water – going to the lake, swimming in pools or going to the beach.  We want to belong more with others and make commitments– Cancer is all about emotional security and motherhood – so we are connecting to the source that gives us life – our family.  There is this inner connection we begin to have with the world around us.

We want to take this inner connection and incorporate that into our daily lives with those we like to play with.   We want to linger and languor like Lions – we want to maintain summer for as long as we possibly can (fixed) before we go back to work and school.  Most of Europe vacations during August – the crops are ripening. We don’t want to lose our individuality as we strive to belong and make commitments.

We can’t lay around forever; we need have work to do!

Fall is coming – Virgo is here – ruled by Mercury, the inner, reflective manifestation of Mercury.  This mutable quality allows us to separate ‘the wheat from the chaff’ so to speak.  We use that Virgo discernment to determine what we keep that is useful and what we throw away.

School has started and we are adjusting to our new schedule – we might take on more hours at work so we can have more money for the upcoming holiday.  Nighttime is increasing and daylight is still greater – and we want to commit even more to spending every last moment we can in the sun and nature before we retire early and spend more time inside with others.

When Libra approaches darkness is increasing and nighttime is greater – there is a push toward winter preparations and taking midterm exams.  Venus rules Libra here and as nighttime is increasing we are moving toward more intimacy and sharing.  Who wants to sit inside alone during winter months?  Not the Libra!

Scorpio wants a warm body to snuggle up to (is snuggle the right word for Scorpio intimacy?).  It’s also the time when nighttime is continuing to increase and the days are much shorter.  The veil between worlds is thin.  We celebrate Scorpio with Halloween — We are in touch with this spirit world as we pay respects to our ancestors.  Scorpio is a fixed sign ruled by Mars so we do more inner purging of all that no longer serves us so that we can transform and be reborn (Scorpio’s gift!).  Pluto has been given secondary rulership over Scorpio – to further drive the point home that we are going deep within our darkness to find the light.  We want more intimacy with one another!

We have gone deep and purged and we want to shine our light with others –through the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius.  The winter solstice is right around the corner, Christmas and New Year’s not far away – we are becoming excited again and we want to celebrate.  Usually around Thanksgiving, we start to decorate our homes and the city officials decorate the town with lights – we gather as a community for the lighting ceremony.

Jupiter rules Sagittarius –we have learned something about our journey to the underworld and what will not serve us as we move forward into a new year.  We want to celebrate this light and party harty with everyone!  Nighttime is still greater and continuing to increase — and we still want involvement with others — and yet just a bit more freedom than Scorpio is comfortable with.

It makes sense that Saturn is upon us with the ushering in of Capricorn and the Winter Solstice.  We just spent too much money on gifts, ate too much food over the holidays and now we want to make our New Year’s commitment to exercising more and losing weight (as well as saving money and working longer hours to make up for what we spent).  The energy of Saturn wants to restrict and the cardinal modality wants to push that restriction and structure of commitment.  We want more freedom while we maintain responsibility.

As daylight increases, we mold these new commitments we’ve made into the fixed sign of Aquarius.  We are changing, the weather is about to change – college courses resume, we are looking forward to what the future may hold with new ideas (air) and communications with others – if we’ve been holed up inside due to the cold – we want to socialize and be with others.  We want to share what we’ve learned over the winter months.

We are ready to open our hearts and connect back into the world through Pisces – we feel like we’ve been through this before – so we feel like old souls returning, adjusting to what we have learned and preparing for a new beginning.  Snow is melting into water, we are walking around in slush – before we begin again, we are reflecting upon the whole year and continuing to purge that which we haven’t already let go of – for if we do not – we are sure to deceive and delude ourselves.  This is really the season of letting everything go —

Aries will insist upon it.

 

Thank you for reading!

What connections do you see with the zodiac and the seasons?  What do you do to tune into nature?  Please tell us in the comments —