New Moon in Aries – March 27th

We have a new Moon in Aries and this energy embodies the courage to start something new.  There is a tremendous amount of growth potential in this springtime energy.  The emphasis on moving forward and making something happen is related to the Mars energy — as Mars rules Aries.

Aries has dynamic energy that has a momentum towards more freedom and independence and therefore, more focused on the self. Aries rules the head, acts first and asks questions later.

Mars in Taurus is saying ‘slow and steady wins the race’.  Taurus is a fixed earth sign.  Earth is slow and steady and more receptive and reflective.  Aries cardinal fire energy is fast and dynamic.  Mars is calling out to the new Moon to  consolidate this dynamic energy to build something that will last.  If we want it to last we can’t squander the energy.

Mars is in a sextile with Neptune in Pisces.  We are blending the spiritual (Pisces) with the physical (Taurus) – we first listen to our intuition or our connection to our higher self, god, the divine, whatever you want to call it,  before we take action to manifest it on the physical plane.

With Mars in trine to Pluto in Capricorn, another feminine earth sign, we have the support to make our plans manifest on the physical plane.

As the New Moon always conjuncts the Sun, what we cultivate should help us grow in self-confidence and support our life goals.

Mercury is also in Aries.  Mercury in this placement does not give a hoot about what other people think.  Mercury is conjunct Uranus so this adds an unconventional and brilliant flash of insight to our thinking.  Where would you dare to be courageous enough to say what you think without caring what others think of you?

New Moon is also conjunct with Venus retrograde.  At some point, we have to regenerate and give back to ourselves what we put out into the world.  If we run on empty, we have nothing to give.   Venus is what we attract; it’s our values and sense of self-worth.  If our values and sense of self worth is not very healthy we will attract unhealthy people and situations.  We must start to focus on loving ourselves more so that we have healthier interactions with other people.

There is challenging energy between Jupiter and Pluto with Mercury and Uranus.  We want so much to break free of the past shackles that bind us and to do so, we must be brave enough to do something different this time.

Who dares to go after their dreams and make those dreams into manifest reality?  It could be you!

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New Moon in Capricorn

A Renewal: New Moon in Capricorn conjuncts Mercury retrograde, Uranus opposite Jupiter, Mars conjunct the South Node.

As Mercury is still in retrograde – at its midpoint- when you plant your new Moon seeds, let them simmer longer than you normally would– reflect more deeply about what you want to create for the long-term.  2017 is going to be a long ride and unusual ride.

Capricorn is an earth sign and earth is more receptive to the outer world.  Saturn, the lord of time, its ruler – this is a seed that needs to be planted deep in the earth and watered and cared for correctly – as you plan on building structure and foundation to those things you want to last.

This new Moon is asking us if there is anything we have done in the past that we would like to try again, this time with more refinement, more responsibility, less emotionality —  that benefits humanity in some way.  No tall order, here.  We can benefit humanity by being more mindful and cleaning up our side of the fence.

Uranus is still in opposition of Jupiter and Mar is conjunct the South Node and Neptune.  Are we going to hold on to the past and react in old conditioned ways?  We can move toward understanding what triggers us and find healthier coping skills to deal.  Perhaps, we all can benefit from an attitude change – whatever will burst –  the energy is calling for us to move toward that Virgo energy – discern, discriminate, analyze – and as Virgo is all about health – start finding new ways to live a healthier life.

I wish you all a safe and joyous New Year!

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Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn/Sagittarius, Dec 19, 2016

Be in this world but not of it.  Perfect mantra for us in regard to the astrological sky – and for us co-dependents!

During a Mercury retrograde – mishaps in communications are likely.  Delays are likely with travel and communication devices.  Do not fear!

This is a time to sharpen up our communication skills.  A time to edit it out what doesn’t work with the story we want to live.  This will play out through the theme of Capricorn/Sagittarius and the houses these signs are in your chart.

Mercury is asking us to reflect and listen more – in many instances, when we communicate with others we place our own spin to what we hear – .  We don’t always say what we think.  We don’t always say what we mean.  We don’t listen to others because we are only listening to what we want to say next in response.  We are talking at one another but not with one another.

So, going within, listening, reflecting – is a good thing – on any day of the week. Going within assists you in promoting change from within outward.

Then, there is the force of your exterior world to change to match your desires.  If we look at the recent events in Aleppo, we see how physical force caused destruction of the structures of the city and the emotional quality of its inhabitants.  This force was executed by a faction of people who desired to snuff out the rebel forces.  Atrocities took place that are supposed to be prevented under international law – and destroyed a historical city and brought so much suffering to its citizens.

So, can you feel it?  Can you feel the tension in the air?  Something must burst to reset itself.  We can look at the astrological position to talk about this –  Mars will conjunct Neptune and the South Node in Pisces, Uranus in Aries opposite Jupiter in Libra, Pluto conjunct the Sun in Capricorn all on New Year’s Day – and I think within the week between Christmas and New Year’s there will be sparks of the angry kind exploding – wanting to explode in our personal lives and in the world at large.

Mars in Pisces conjunct the South Node means we are reverting to actions that are based on old conditioning – and Neptune in the mix has this covert energy about it – so we won’t really know what has hit us – and it is going to make a quincunx to Jupiter (ruler of Pisces) opposite Uranus – so whatever unexpectedly disrupts our fun will bring attention to coming together as a community.   Kind of like the 9-11 kind.  For those who don’t want to make conscious change – the hard shit happens to open our eyes.

The good thing is this trine with Saturn and Uranus.  What comes as a surprise and catches us off guard is something we will be ready to deal with.

Mercury retrograde will pass over the area we just experienced over the last three weeks so we re-experience that same theme.  When it goes direct, it will pass over that area again.  We get to edit and re-edit, revisit and redo – yeah, it’s like we are rewriting a script.

This particular retrograde has already shown me the plot, setting, players and possible results that will be affecting my life – so I’m ever so watchful.

Capricorn falls in my 6th house of routine, work, health and service and Sagittarius, 5th house – what I love to do, my performance, creativity.

My sleep routine has been interrupted by some noisy neighbors who have illegally rented from the tenant and I’ve had maybe 12 hours sleep over the last 3 days.  This contributes to a rather bitchy, Moody gal.  No one wants to piss off a Leo with Leo rising and Moon in Capricorn.  That’s like – not good.  The rigid General appears with strategic battle – to win at all costs!  Mars in Libra tries to sweep all the bullshit and bad feelings under the rug for peace and harmony – and the angry ember is still burning within especially when the pact is broken.  Then all hell breaks loose!

Or not.

My attention is being grabbed with these unexpected twists and turns (Uranus – unexpected, excitement) square Mercury retro as it stations backward – and Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn and ruler of time – is kinda placing a huge red STOP sign in front of me.  Capricorn is the material world, Mercury is the world of the mind – and Sag is ruler of philosophy, truth, and beliefs – so it’s time to disconnect from the material world and the world of the mind to enter into this meditative space to observe and review.

When shit hits the fan, do you try to clean it up?  That’s what I’m doing.  I’m getting involved in other people’s shit and trying to clean up the mess – I’m all up in other people’s shit.

When something happens, we are ‘triggered’ to respond – we have physical sensations that are the result of our emotions.  These emotions ‘trigger’ these thoughts that are a part of our world view – and then we do something about it to relieve the tension.  Or we run from it.  Or we blame others.

Let’s put all that aside (I’m going to), in favor of observing our inner world without doing anything to change it – that brings us into a state of mindfulness – Mercury’s highest evolution is mindfulness.  When we enter into a state of mindfulness we suddenly realize there is nothing to do.  Not yet.  In time, we realize what we do – and that ‘what we do’ if we are to come from a 5D reality — stems from a 5D perspective and not from the physical sensation of emotional intensity reacting.

The 6th house is also work and with Mercury about to go retrograde – I should pay close attention to how I communicate at work and with co-workers – maybe some old clients will return – maybe run into previous co-workers.  I’ve run into two previous co-workers unexpectedly in places I unexpectedly and rarely visit who also had, at the last minute, decide to venture into new territory.

 

No big deal, you might say. It doesn’t mean a thing.  And yes, it is no big deal.  It doesn’t mean anything except the meaning you give it.  We wouldn’t grow or evolve if we didn’t apply a meaning to something and then investigate this meaning on a deeper level to evoke some inner change.

Remember: As above; so below.

So, allow the machinations of disruption, interference, and possible chaos happen so you aren’t a pawn in the karmic game.

Life is an inner journey.  The outer journey is the experience that you use to understand, learn and grow as a human being.  Or not.  Be an observer of your inner and outer reality – be in this world but not of this world —

Get off the weird mystical tracks that try to make this out to be a magical thinking mystery ride.

Switch the power track from outer to inner – and start the REVOLUTION from within.

The power has always and will always be within you.

 

Thank you for reading —

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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 —