Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius!

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius August 7th @ 2:11 PM EST

First let’s look at the Lunar Eclipse.  A Lunar Eclipse happens twice in a year and happens when the Sun, Earth and Moon line up and the Earth casts a shadow on the moon.  This is a partial Lunar eclipse meaning that a portion of the Moon will pass through the earth’s shadow.

The Earth is partially blocking the communication of the Sun’s light to the Moon.  It’s like a mini black-out in some area of your life and this black-out causes a crisis to occur that ignites change in some area of your life.    Full Moon Lunar eclipse more intense than a normal Full Moon and we will be confronted with PURGING that which no longer serves our conscious evolution.

When the full Moon occurs, the Moon and Sun are in opposition to one another.  This configuration tells us there is a need to balance the shadow aspect of Aquarius Moon with the light of the Leo Sun.   Could this be outlandish and rigid ideas (Aquarius) that keep us from following our heart (Leo) or keep us from opening our hearts?   When our mind (Aquarius) rules our emotions (Moon) the path to our heart is blocked.

Aquarius rules groups, the collective, humanity and can be quite detached and rigid in its thinking.  Leo rules individual expression, the heart, and our creative process.  The North Node remains in Leo so we are headed toward expanding and opening our hearts.  The South Node is in Aquarius and we need to let go of this old energy that causes us to detach ourselves from our individual expression.  If we want to evolve we need to balance our heart and our head and ask the question: how can I use my individual expression of love to expand and grow the collective or human mind (humanity)?

There are two wonderful aspects in the sky that aid us in opening our hearts and minds to something bigger:  Jupiter sextile Sun and Jupiter trine Moon.   Humor, good will, and a dose of understanding reduce tension and anxiety and allow for more good-vibe flow.

There will be tension and adjustments added to this opposition by Jupiter square Pluto and Sun quincunx Pluto.

Jupiter square Pluto creates tension between power and success – hunger for power at any cost causes us to abuse our power and manipulate others.  This puts into motion negative karmic circumstances – so, please, use your power responsibly.   The higher vibe of this configuration is integrity and wisdom.

Sun quincunx Pluto could manifest as an outside threat trigging a personal issue.  What do you do when you are threatened or triggered?  Do you run and hide?  Do you manipulate? Do you fight? Do others try to manipulate you?  Will you delude yourself or allow someone else to take a few notches off your self-esteem (Sun quincunx Neptune).  The best course of action here is to let go and take the high road (compassion and a healthy dose of humor).  Exercise, meditate and get in touch with how you feel – before you explode.

Patience will take us far if we get trapped by these tensions.

We can take advantage of Venus in nurturing Cancer for comfort and well-being.  A healthy home-cooked meal, a late night move on Netflix or Amazon Prime, snuggling with your loved ones, having a picnic or family gathering barbecue or a weekend get-away are some examples of Cancer comforts.

 

Advertisements

New Moon in Leo — Waking up to our authentic selves

The new Moon is conjunct the Sun and Mars at the beginning degrees of Leo.  These three planets square Uranus in Aries challenging us to really be our authentic self.  The Moon is our instinctual nature, our habits, patterns, emotional life, our past and the Sun is our soul, our authentic self.  Our past and future collide in a union of past and future our personality and soul merge in the sign of individualistic and self-expressed Leo.  The Sun rules Leo and Cancer rules the Moon.  When they come together in new Moon fashion, there is a growth spurt; a conscious evolution waiting to take place.  Leo is a fixed sign and prefers to do it their own way and mainly because they can.  The action-oriented energy of Cancer has consolidated its energy when it lands in Leo so it knows how to love, to create, to express (if Leo could get out of its own way and realize that it takes two to tango, not just one.  That’s right.  It’s not all about you, is it?)

The added energy of Mars gives us courage, drive, energy, bravery to be fearless and push what lies Dormant out into the light of day.  Mars can be a warrior pushing the energy forward and can become impatient, irritated, heated when life is moving too slowly.  If we channel the energy of Mars from its higher perspective, the action we take this new Moon, will be the courage to express our authentic selves, and to love ourselves and others more.  The universal transit is begging us to choose love as we venture out into the world.  We may find that doing so is easy and we can surprise ourselves with the lessons we have learned about ourselves over the last month.

Uranus square this stellium in Leo can shake us up a bit – some unexpected surprise can create some friction on our ride through conscious growth and personal evolution.  Uranus is making a grand trine with Mercury in Leo and Saturn in Sagittarius.  Our thoughts and ideas are more innovative and unusual, perhaps surprising insights that can be responsibly manifested in our lives.

Chiron is making a challenging aspect to the new Moon asking us if we want to continue to do what makes us unhappy and in pain or if we are going to take those first bold steps into empowered happiness.  What we focus on becomes a practice and grows stronger with each moment.  We can focus on the pain and let that experience of pain be the life we live or we can focus on what makes us happy and let more light and joy into our hearts.

What bold new expression do you wish to manifest over the next month?  Do you have the courage to step into a new you?  Will you focus on all the pain in your life or all the joy?  Take your life and live it.  It’s the only one you got this go around.

Find out where the action is happening in your chart by erecting your chart at www.astro.com .  You must know your birth time for an accurate reading.

 

Be YOU — Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo

I apologize for missing the New Moon post – I was stricken with the flu.  I was in bed for many days and all I could do was sleep.  I did not feel like doing any mental work — I feel like this intense four day fever killed some toxins — hopefully not brain cells!   Now, I have  a lingering cough – and thinking about the upcoming Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo – February 10th – just in a few hours!

I couldn’t miss telling you all about this Full Moon.

This is an awe-mazing configuration we have right now – we have a mystic rectangle, a grand cross and grand fire trine, a yod and a t-square – I don’t think I left anything out!

We have some challenges, some magic and perhaps a miracle or two in the works —

What is a full Moon Lunar eclipse?   The earth is traveling between the Moon and Sun and the light from the Sun is blocked by the earth.  The earth creates a shadow on the moon.  The light from the Aquarius Sun can’t reach the Leo Moon – What this means is that the shadow elements of Leo are being highlighted.

What are Leo’s shadow elements?  Self-centeredness, narcissism, dictatorship – these elements are being exposed so we can heal the way we are approaching self-expression.  Leo is all about creative self-expression and can get side-tracked when it is too self-consuming.   Aquarius is about the collective mindset vs Leo’s version of the self – one is focused on what’s good for humanity and the other is focused on what’s good for the self – and we are all moving towards individuality that Leo demands – a more enlightened individuality that is aware of the collective needs.

The Sun’s light is just wanting to express itself and the polarity of the Aquarius Sun and Leo Moon is saying – shine – please shine but shine to inspire and motivate others to shine as well – everyone has a light to shine.

Where are you dictating and demanding of others?  What is it your heart is longing to express?  Where can you be more authentic?

It looks like this Fire trine is calling for revolution – an inner revolution – Uranus in Aries radical revolution, Moon in Leo—authentic self-expression – Saturn in Sagittarius – restructuring truths –

It is, truly, an inner revolution toward greater authentic self-expression in which we boldly tell the truth to ourselves about how we have been behaving.  This is not an invite to Criticize yourself — it’s an invite to be more loving to self and others — you can do it!

Jupiter in Libra is all about how we are relating to others in a big way – helps us to find a more harmonious and non-violent way to tell others what we think.

Wherever Leo/Aquarius is in your chart is where you will be called to be more authentically self-expressed – and go through a radical transformation – it is so cool that the planetary configuration is aligned in this way – so BE YOU, BOLDLY YOU!

The Solar Eclipse in Pisces is just two weeks away – the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle – continues to assist us in the progress we are making –

Thank you for reading – please comment below – like this post – send me a message – happy lunar eclipse!

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 —

 

Sun in Leo

sun

When a planet is in the element that it rules that energy is more likely fulfill its role. That is the case with Sun in Leo.

The expression of this sunlight through Leo is fixed fired.  Leo is determined, consistent, proud and active – when a Leo sets their heart on a goal – they will be very consistent and determined to complete that goal.   This can be good and not so good – when someone is fixed on something they can hold on for far too long past the expiration date and burn themselves out.

If there is not enough activity to hold their attention they could get bored – and move on to something else to fix their attention on.

So, a Leo would best be suited to a goal that has some creativity to it – that has something that can really hold their attention in which they can shine and go after it.  This is the projective quality of the masculine fire – the energy will be expressed outwardly – just like the Sun itself.

Now, when you look at all the other planets, you will see that they all have a duality to them – a masculine and feminine quality.   The Sun (and the Moon) are not dual in its intrinsic nature – The Sun is always masculine and therefore projective and the Moon is always feminine and therefore reflective—it’s a beautiful dance between the natural expression of the Sun and the Moon.

All the planets bow to the Sun – this is why the Sun represents royalty.  There is a noble quality to the Sun in Leo.

During the summer months, the Sun is shining its brightest.  The sun is seen by all and there is this playful and lazy quality we express during the summer months.  We lay out in the sun, we go to the beach or the pool or run through the sprinklers – and when we are young – we love staying up late because we don’t have to get up early in the morning.

Just like Aries, Leo wants the freedom to express oneself – and to form their own opinions and be independent.  They are accused of being selfish and egotistical.  The Sun isn’t ego – Mars is ego; the Sun is the soul –

The difference between Aries and Leo is that Leo wants to belong more – they want to maintain their individual status and yet they want to belong —  so you might see a Leo showing off something of importance – to belong.  They might try to steal the show – not because they want to steal your light – because they are leaders and want to step in to show you how it’s done.

Leo wants more commitment and not lose their royal status, so to speak.

The lesson for Leo is to learn to let others shine their light.  Um, that’s what we’re here to do and Leo might forget that part – not on purpose – they’re just busy shining on – with extreme glory.  This can create jealousy – right Scorpio?

Encourage people to shine their light – no one needs to be center stage all the time.  That only leads to burn out and possible isolation.

What happens when the Sun shines too brightly?  It blinds us –

Leos don’t always need to lead other people – as much as they need to lead themselves.  They are here to be courageous and confident and to fulfill their purpose in this life – in a way that honors their own light and other’s light.  It, then, becomes a win-win situation.

Sun in Leo is “I Will”  — and no doubt, you will.

Thanks for reading!

What is your experience with Sun in Leo?  Do you know someone with a Sun in Leo?  What have you seen or learned about Leo Sun?

If you feel moved, tell us about it in the comment section or click ‘Like’ if you like this.