Full Moon in Taurus – Glow

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The full Moon again!  What is the gift we have been waiting for?  Is it more money?  More time to do what we love to do?  Perhaps we have or have been going through a shift in our value system so we have had to dig pretty deep to pull out the weeds.

The Taurus Moon opposite the Sun in Scorpio provides the energy to do just that.  Taurus and Scorpio are fixed signs so we don’t want to budge from where we stand on issues.  We want to feel safe and secure and that means sticking to what is familiar and what has worked in the past.

The Sun is in close proximity with Jupiter and Mercury pushing us to go deep, deeper and still deeper.  Enough emotional processing already!  Enough looking at all my issues and how to resolve them!  It’s like picking at a pimple for too long – right?  It all depends on how you pick the pimple and what tools you use.

How do you balance deep emotional processing and growth with practical needs?   At some point you need to take a break and reward yourself.  Have great sex.  Get a massage.  Take a long walk in nature.  Balance your checkbook (well, that may not be relaxing for some people but if you’ve been having money issues it’s time to get back on track).  Love yourself just a little bit more than you did yesterday.

We’ve all discovered some kind of expansion or growth from what we have discovered about ourselves and we can start implementing these changes in small steps

The Moon will be making an easy aspect with Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn.  Our relationships can provide inspiration and support.  Our intuition is spot on – our imagination fuels the power of our intuition.  When you feel that knowingness flowing through your body you know what you need to do.

Another energy that is in the backdrop here is the grand fire trine – seems this has been going on for some time now – North Node in Leo, Saturn in Sag, and Uranus in Aries.  We understand that there are rules to playing fair with others – that we can adhere to our philosophy and beliefs and still be our lovely selves.  When we do what we love to do we are happier.  When we make choices that are in alignment with our values, we are happier.  When we are more relaxed than polarized with our opinions, we are more peaceful because our minds are not clouded with negative thinking and opposition (unless that’s what you’re going for).

Summary: We are learning how to shine our light in relationships and still adhere to our own principles.  Glow, my friends.  Glow!

Where does this full Moon play out in your life?   Thank about balance between the two and how one area affects the other.

Aries rising – personal resources/possessions balancing out with other people’s resources

Taurus rising – Your emotional needs in relationship with others

Gemini rising –  your unconscious mind patterns and how this affects your health and daily routine

Cancer rising – groups/friendships/organizations vs personal play

Leo rising – career, public and home/family/security

Virgo rising –  your philosophy of life and how you communicate it at home

Libra rising – sharing other people’s resources and your personal resources

Scorpio rising – other people’s emotions, needs and habits vs yours

Sagittarius – daily routine and health and how this affects your unconscious mind

Capricorn – – how you play vs how you play with others

Aquarius –home, family, security needs and the public and career

Pisces –  Communicating your personal philosophies and beliefs with the big picture.

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Full Moon in Aries- Authenticity

As the new Moon in Virgo two weeks back was communing with the Sun, charging itself up for this week’s Full Moon, we wanted to make sure we didn’t take action too soon because there were still minor details to iron out.

No pressure, right?   Haha –

The Full Moon in Aries is opposite Sun in Libra and opposition is always a time for balance.  What do we need to balance?

Aries is an individual that springs into action without needing the other to do so.  Aries is self-reliant and self-interested, bold, and willing to venture where no one else has ventured before.  Aries unconscious can attack first and ask questions later, aggressive and hot-headed.

Sun, Mercury and Jupiter are in Libra.  Libra represents love, peace, beauty, harmony, balance, caring for others.  When Libra is unconscious can think more of the other than of oneself (co-dependent anyone?) and especially when wanting to maintain peace and avoid conflict will override their own needs.  Libra is a super-hero of avoiding conflict at all costs.

We learn to balance our self-interest with caring for others; our anger with love and peace.  We can be angry and still be peaceful.  We can have conflict and be loving.  We can think of our own needs and respect others needs at the same time.

What’s interesting here is that Mars rules Aries (where the Moon is now) and Venus rules Libra (Sun, Mercury, Jupiter).  Venus and Mars in Virgo will be conjunct one another or are conjunct now calling for us to merge our actions with our values.

Uranus is in Aries opposite Jupiter – I mean, when will the chaos end?  Uranus in Aries is the radical individual who unexpectedly breaks the laws and creates chaos in his/her wake.  Jupiter in Libra is about Justice – and also taking the easy way out.   Do we want peace at any cost?  Or are we willing to sit down and really consider the circumstances.  For example, are stricter gun laws really going to keep radicalized individuals from breaking laws and creating chaos?

To add to the stress we have Pluto square the Sun, Mercury and Moon.  Pluto won’t let Jupiter take the easy way out.  Pluto represents the underworld, our unconscious and what lurks in our unconscious that needs to come to light.  Pluto says, ‘you think you worked this one out, but you haven’t’.  For issues to dissolve we have to work on them; we have to heal them from within.  Pluto will only accept the truth.  If we resist or Deny that truth, it makes the healing more painful.  Pluto is calling for transformation – taking a walk on the beach is not going to resolve this issue nor is taking a pill to make the pain go away.

We have to look to our body, our mind, and our emotions for the answers and dig deep – with Pluto in Capricorn, this has to do with our relationship to power and status.

The direction toward authenticity, love, understanding is through honest conversations we have with ourselves and with one another.  The unhelpful societal rules and unhelpful belief systems are dismantling whether you like it or not.

As always – be well.

Are you feeling stuck? — READ THIS

I’m not ready yet, I’m not ready yet, I’m not ready yet – has this been your mantra?  No, I can’t quite take a chance, move forward, do something different – walk across the tightrope with eyes closed and hope for the best — don’t do that to yourself!

If you aren’t ready to move forward – then don’t take on projects or tasks that you aren’t fully equipped to handle.  Why?  Because that is where you are at and there is everything right with being exactly where you are at.

Do not fake it till you make it no matter how often people tell you it has given them more confidence to pursue and push through seeming obstacles (your own lack of readiness?).  Fake it til you make it is really bad advice.  It implies that you should not be authentic and it implies that you should not embrace the present moment.  It means to embrace a feeling that is not you right now.

In the law of attraction they say to embody how you would feel, think and act if you had whatever it is you are wanting to create or attract.  To do this, you have to (yes, I just said ‘have to’ ugh) embrace or shall we say, get down and dirty, with what you feel (and think) right now.  Once you do that and peel that thorny thorn out – you are a bit closer to your light of authentic being.  Trust me – it works.  However, you have to want to do it.  It’s not a walk in the park — that comes after you do the work!

You will know if you are holding yourself back out of fear or if you truly don’t have it all together right now to make a move.  That is okay.

The energy of Mars wants to take action – not all Mars placements are adept at taking action in the way Mars intends – and that is the flip side of Mars – impulsive—so if you take impulsive action you will see how the result lands (Saturn) and the lesson (Jupiter) you take from that action.

For example, if your Mars is in an air sign – you probably have said this mantra ‘I’m not ready yet’ many times especially if Mars is in Libra – you hold back.  Mars in an air sign is about taking action on ideas – so our ideas come from a mental place and our action comes from behavior – so it takes time before an idea becomes manifested within the body to take action – so it’s okay to wait.  It is okay.

Now, we want to wait before we take action because we need to visualize what we want.  We aren’t aimlessly waiting for something outside of us to tell us what we want — we decide all on our very own!  How cool!

We need to dream a little bit about what we want to create for ourselves.  It is that ‘law of attraction’ puzzle piece that assists us in manifesting what would truly nurture our soul’s purpose.

Visualize responsibly– sounds boring, eh?

When I say visualize responsibly what I mean is visualize consciously.  I’ll give you an example of visualizing unconsciously –  an acquaintance of mine really wanted to make a million dollars a year.  For him, this would be the pinnacle of success that would draw to him a hot chick and a mansion with a white picket fence.  He actively and impulsively took action on these dreams – guess what?  His idea to make a million dollars was based on a design he created (faulty because he had no clue what he was really designing) – he wanted a million dollars and he constantly received mail from reader’s digest and publisher’s clearing house to enter a contest to win a million dollars — a few people supported him in his design but refused to invest — so after a few years he was exhausted and bitter because he had not made over $25,000 in a year.  The hot chick who believed in his dreams had a personality disorder and ruined his life.

Where it is you dream and visualize what you want would be an interaction with Neptune and the Sun – Neptune can take you on a wild adventure through foggy swamp lands and into confusion or it take you on a spiritual journey into the unknown in which you gain your spiritual wings.

So, please – visualize responsibly, consciously and in specific detail.  Make it big, make it Juicy

The best place to visualize what you want is by being fully present.  You create what you want or don’t want in this moment – not in the past or in the future – right here, right now.   In this moment take a listen to your thoughts – what is going through your mind right now?  That will be your clue about what you are creating – and if you don’t like what you are attracting to you – then identifying your thoughts will be really helpful to you.  You will start to see a pattern if you watch long enough.

The more awareness you bring to these thoughts, the easier it will be to consciously create – you can totally reframe any thought that comes through your mind – you can let go of any core belief that causes you to make unhelpful choices.

This life is up to you – make it a good one.

Thank you for reading.  Please like this post (if you like it) and tell me how you make your dreams a practical reality —

Taurus Full Moon

Full Moon Monday, November 14  8:52 AM EST — 5:52 AM PST

The Full Moon is the moment of possibility and birth of our new moon manifestation.  You have done the work, now it’s time to enjoy the fruits of your labor – and, continue forward with new knowledge and information you did not have at the beginning of the New Moon.

The Moon in Taurus – opposing the Sun in Scorpio– how will we balance these opposites?  The Sun is expressing intense conflicts that have arisen that portend a transformation – and the Moon wants to solidify this expression into material form – something tangible and meaningful –   How do we relate to the relationships in our life now that the shit has hit the fan?  Do we fight?  Do we ex-communicate (if you do that it Scorpio, it sticks) – or do we find a way to come together collectively (The Sun in 11th house) and do what’s right for all instead of what’s right for some?

The chart of the Full Moon has the Sun in 11th house at the cusp of the 12th and moon moving the 5th house.  What risks will and should we take toward feeling safe and protected?  What boundaries are important and not important?  The 5th house is about risk, children, what we love to do – it’s where we perform – what will we do individually that contributes to the collective?  11th house is the collective — and with Scorpio here, it’s about quality not quantity.

The pattern in the sky is a locomotive pattern and this is a very powerful pattern.  Power will emerge from a strong sense of lack or need – will we be looking for someone else to ‘fix’ the problem (collectively) and in our personal lives?  The empty houses that this full moon will need to fulfill are the 6th– 9th houses – about how we relate to one another (any kind of one-on-one partnership) in our daily lives (6th house) and use the information (Gemini in 6th, and Cancer in 7th) we have gleaned to form our beliefs and philosophy of life and of the world at large?

The North Node is in Virgo in the 9th house – as a nation we are called to heal the our beliefs and philosophy of life (and heal the wounds those beliefs and philosophies of life have caused others — healing shame, blame, guilt, illusion)– Virgo is mutable – and so we are adjusting our beliefs — Will it be my way or the highway?  What can we do on a microcosmic level that will move us toward the change we need on a macrocosmic livel? Are our goals too Lofty to be reached or too fixed to adjust?

This weekend, Venus forms a sextile to Neptune and trine to North Node – the energy is there to harmonize and cooperate to reach our goals – and to create art, music, literature (or merely view, listen, or read it) – and to open our hearts and come from a place of LOVE.

If you want to read an provocative article about one man’s view on the recent election – check out Sean Patrick Hughes blog (he’s a writer, Veteran and special needs parent)  —  What Now?

Thank you for reading –

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Sun in Leo

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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?

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Sun in Aries

 

aries-1573435_960_720The purpose each individual expresses has a consciousness behind it that imbues all the individual is to become in this lifetime.

When the sun is in Aries you are here to learn how to become a unique individual with a strong sense of self.  It is important for you to be independent and follow your own voice to listen to the beat of your own drum.  You are the consciousness of courage and self-reliance.  You are here to develop a strong self-identity separate from other people.  This does make you a leader – you lead the way rather than leading others –

Think of the ram that has an amazing sense of balance and can climb rocky ridges – you are a risk-taker. Be careful of the risks you take because you could rush into things without thinking and have to clean up the mess later.

Sun in Aries is a masculine sign – this means that you are exerting your energy outward – just as the sun shines during the day – you are out there in the world taking action in a dynamic, forceful and driven manner – which can also cause you to push your energy onto others or push your SELF onto others.  These ideas and beliefs and expressions are for YOU and you alone to manifest.  This is how you develop yourself as a separate and unique being.  Of course, we have to look at how the other planets are expressing themselves and what their needs are.

As a fire sign you have a lot of energy to burn and can be quite active.

Mars rules Aries – and so there is a passion for action and movement—you can’t sit still. Just as the terrain of Mars is hot and dry – you must take care to not overdo it and become overheated.

You can come across in a brusque or crass manner and one lesson to learn is managing your anger when you don’t get your way – transmute your anger into love – unconditional love — as you are becoming a person who is separate and independent from others it may come as a surprise that other people have their own way so be careful of expecting them to do as you do.    Instead of expecting other people to follow through you need to follow through with your own unique, pioneering ideas – Aries is a maverick – and has the energy in this lifetime to develop that unique spark into the world.

Aries key word is ‘I AM’ – I am a fulfilled, independent, unique and separate individual who thrives in taking dynamic action on his/her pioneering ideas.

The key is to remain secure in your self – and to honor that security and uniqueness in other people.

 

Thank you for reading –

Is your Sun in Aries? Did you resonate with this? Please respond in the comments and let us hear about your unique experience as a Sun in Aries – is there something you experience that isn’t in the information above?  Please share

Urgency of Purpose

The last few days I have felt an Urgent need to fulfill my purpose.  Am I doing it?  Is it working?  Why am I still in the same rut I was when I last wrote about how to find your purpose?  I’d like to take a closer look at this urgency through the lens of astrology.  It’s a perfect metaphor for diving deeper into self.

Some of this urgency is colored by the recent full moon in Aries — a sign that is all about acting on impulse — Aries is the beginning of spring and the impulse to be outside and run through the fields without wearing shoes — or maybe you’ll do it nude — who cares if anyone is watching?

But purpose — purpose seems to be harder for us to fulfill than it is to identify an impulse — or could that impulse have hidden within it the seed of purpose wanting to fulfill and express itself into the world?

In astrology, the Sun sign you were born under is your purpose in this life.  It is the energy you came here to express – and we can use the Sun and your Sun sign as a metaphor to help explain this.

The Sun is composed of extremely hot gases of up to 10,000 degrees F and its main purpose is to support all life.  The gases intermingle with one another to generate energy that then work its way to the surface.  This energy provides light so we can see all that we can’t see when it’s dark.  The Sun also sustains life through mingling with plants and trees to create photosynthesis. Just as the Sun fulfills its purpose through nature — we individuals fulfill our purpose in a similar fashion — how we express that light will effect those we come into contact with — to assist in the well-being and growth of every individual.

So, the light that shines from you is how you shine your light out in the world.  This light will be at the backdrop of all that you are –

Depending on other factors in your chart — aspects, house and element placements — there may be blocks to expressing that energy — which is all about the lessons we’ve come here to learn —

Back to this urgency of purpose expressing itself — this urgency feels like an impulse — an impulse that a flower bud has right before it is about to burst open — it wants to flower and the petals are stuck —

Is this stuck feeling a sign that you are not ready to blossom?  Or is it that you have been so ready and the stuck feeling is that you haven’t done much about it?

No matter what, your purpose is always shining through — you can’t help but express it in all you do —

How does your Sun express itself?

Stay tuned for more on the Sun signs and their expressions …

Daily Prompt: Urgent