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Discover the magic of your own truth at the Scorpio New Moon

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Scorpio season is all about the darkness – our inner passions, our secret world of dreams and nightmares, the truths that must be told.  The Scorpio New Moon on October 27th will provide us with an opportunity to dive deep into these depths where the subconscious and the soul meet – where we can find Truth and true transformation.

Scorpio is associated with intense emotions – the dark feelings such as jealousy and hatred which normally don’t see the light of day.  However, anything which we hide in the darkness never has the opportunity to become transformed.  Scorpio fearlessly plumbs these depths of darkness and supports us in our quest to regain the power that we have lost through self-denial and diminishment.

Scorpio is also associated with sexuality.  The power of sexuality is legendary – it has been used by magicians of all types since humans have walked the planet.  Sexuality can empower us, or it can cause us to lose ourselves just as easily.  The Scorpio New Moon encourages new ways of integrating sexuality into our lives. An awkward quincunx from the New Moon to Chiron (wounding and healing) and the Black Moon Lilith suggests that there could be some difficulty taking on the mantle of sexual power if unhealed wounds, and the rage that may live in them, create blockages through which the energy is unable to transmit.

A Jupiter aspect to Ceres during this time will provide opportunities for us to nurture ourselves so that we have the means and ability to really dive deep through these blocks.  Under this influence, nourishing the body with delicious and healthy foods will help us to integrate body with mind and spirit, and to […]

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By |2019-10-28T03:28:49-05:00October 25th, 2019|Moon|4 Comments

New Moon in Libra: Healing karmic lessons from the past.

Once every month or so, we are given an opportunity to be reborn into a new zodiacal archetype when the Sun and Moon unite at the New Moon.  Each sign unfolds into the next as we move through the twelve archetypes of human existence, and we are given another opportunity to wipe the slate clean and begin anew, to create intention and to begin a cycle of growth.

This month the wheel has spun us into the Libra New Moon, which is also a Supermoon (™ Richard Nolle).  A Supermoon is at its closest point to Earth, and its energies are felt more intensely by us humans!  Supermoons are more visible when they are full as they appear large and glorious in the sky, but the Super New Moons are just as powerful.

Following the entry of the Sun into Libra at the Equinox, the Moon joins not only the Sun but also Mercury and Venus already in Libra.  As we move from Virgo into Libra, we transition from the critical thinking of Virgo into a more tactical and tactful way of looking at the world (Libra).  Libra is represented by the scales of balance that requires an equal and opposite reaction to every action.  The act of bringing disharmonious energies into harmony is the lesson of Libra.

Libra is ruled by the planet Venus – the planet of love, beauty and attraction.  With Venus in ascendance, matters of relationships and anything which brings aesthetic harmony into our lives will be highlighted.  But this New Moon is challenged by an opposition from Chiron, the planet of healing and wounding.  Under the influence of Chiron, the faultline that runs through our efforts […]

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By |2019-11-10T19:04:58-05:00September 27th, 2019|Moon|1 Comment

Planetary news this week: Jupiter/Neptune, and the Libra New Moon

It’s an interesting fact that the astrological factor associated with spirituality is the same as the symbolism associated with creative inspiration.  And also delusion.  That is not to say that spirituality and creativity are the same as delusion, but when the veil between the Divine and the practical begin to thin there is some danger that we will not always be able to distinguish what is “real” from what is “false.”  It’s a well-known fact that some of the most brilliant artists have bordered on madness – something we attribute to the Neptune factor.

Jupiter is a personal planet, describing our personal optimism and faith in life.  Under the influence of Jupiter, we feel more  able to dream of a life that is bigger and better, and have the confidence to seek those dreams. Neptune is a transpersonal planet – inspiring us to go beyond the obvious and the mundane.  The challenging square between Jupiter and Neptune culminates this week and we are seeing a higher degree of confusion and illusion in the news.  Who said what in Ukraine? What is causing mysterious illnesses in vapers?  Is confidence in financial markets an illusion?  It feels a bit like we have been riding in a bubble and all of a sudden look down to find there is nothing holding us up. (If this is new to you, you can catch up with this article.)

Challenging aspects are not always hard or “bad” – they ARE strong, and they can therefore also be of great benefit to us. Under this Jupiter/Neptune energy we may find that we have an increase in creativity and that our imagination can more easily be unleashed.  It is a wonderful time for […]

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By |2019-09-23T07:53:46-05:00September 23rd, 2019|Moon, Planetary news this week|0 Comments

This month’s Pisces Full Moon and the road to bliss

The Pisces Full Moon on the 14th harmonizes with Pluto for a turbo boost of creative inspiration along with personal empowerment and growth.  Under the Pisces Full Moon, the imagination and inner wisdom of Pisces takes precedence over the mundane details of everyday reality of the four Virgo planets.  Pluto is a powerful ally in this endeavor, applying pressure to encourage transformation and a deepening of our true connection to our inner wisdom. Pisces tends to be somewhat passive, preferring to bask in the glow of transcendence, but this Full Moon chart includes a strong Mars aspect as well to activate the normal passivity of the Pisces energies.

Mercury and Venus are both at the last degree of Virgo, completing their passage through the sign of details and the everyday and teetering on the cusp of Libra where the energies shift to more refinement and a greater sense of balance and equanimity as we begin to integrate the polarity of opposites into the experience of wholeness.

This is a time to bring more fairy dust into your life – to plan a day or two, or three, of creativity and to truly appreciate the beauty of the world around you.

The final phase of Jupiter square Neptune is in play, and while our creativity is high, attention to detail may be somewhat lacking.  In times such as these we have to tune in to our inner voice and allow our intuition to guide the way.  The Pisces Full Moon energies can help with this!

Some things to think about to help you to get the most out of this Full Moon:

  • How can I let go of some of my preconceived notions that keep me from experiencing […]
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By |2019-09-12T20:34:07-05:00September 12th, 2019|Moon|0 Comments

The Leo New Moon offers an opportunity to shine

Art by Larry Landolfi

The Moon is new in Leo, the first lunar event since the eclipses of July.  Leo is the sign that celebrates the Self – the healthy Ego, open-hearted, generous and full of life and an ability to embrace joy.  Many of us have been having a very difficult time under the planetary conditions of the past couple of months, and this Leo New Moon offers an opportunity, should we accept it, to look for the silver thread that lines every cloud.

The New Moon is flanked by Venus on one side and Mars on the other – all in Leo.  This is a big burst of Sun-ruled energy to both soften the hard edges of our experience (Venus) and motivate and inspire us to take action (Mars).  All of this outgoing Leo energy is harmonized through a trine to Jupiter, planet of abundance and optimism, in its own sign of Sagittarius where it is particularly abundant and optimistic.

There is a darker and deeper side to this New Moon, though.  Mercury (mind and communication),  now direct (thank goodness!) is opposed by Pluto, leading to obsessive thinking.  Pluto can also provide us with deep insight, should we take the time to listen to our inner voice.  And Saturn, planet of tests and challenges, is still aligned with the South Node of the past, demanding that we fix our mistakes and learn their lessons.

At this Leo New Moon, the central question is:  What regrets or sorrows from the past am I holding onto which are keeping me from finding true joy in my life?  Am I ready to fully open my heart to happiness, or are there issues and resistance that are keeping […]

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By |2019-11-10T19:09:05-05:00August 1st, 2019|Moon|2 Comments
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