"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Overcoming Obstacles From The Past at The First Quarter Moon

   Yes, I know it's two days after the First Quarter Moon, but I had to deal with no water for two days, so I'm still going to talk about using this energy to move forward. What was your obstacle and did you have the realization of having made a change that would facilitate your growth by the Full Moon, or are you still trying to remove ties that are holding you back?

   Make a conscious effort to press forward with the seeds planted at the Aquarian New Moon and know that your efforts will show growth if you aren't hanging onto the past. We have 6 more days before the Full Moon highlights our progress, so get busy! In the meantime, my dear reader, we have something BIG happening in the solar system that will have profound affects for years to come. Know what it is?

   That's right, Neptune is moving into its' home territory of Pisces on Friday, where it hasn't been for 164 years! Neptune symbolizes impressionability and receptivity and is sometimes known for its' nebulousness and compassion. This watery planet's energy brings a chance to connect with spiritual guidance or an opportunity to escape from responsibility via drugs, alcohol, daydreaming or being deceitful. The higher path involves imagination, artistic creativity and compassion while the less evolved traits can bring evasiveness, impracticality or hypersensitivity. Neptune is ruler of the oceans and the watery sign of Pisces.

  If you've been needing to incorporate more creative energy into your life or work, this can be a boon for you. If, on the other hand, you already struggle with a lack of boundaries you need to get really clear and discerning so that you don't get lost in the fog on the path of least resistance. Sometimes, that means getting professional guidance to help you steer a more direct path.

   Expect to see more issues around the oceans, water and compassion as Neptune knows no boundaries. Prayer and meditation are valuable tools for using the inspirational vibrations and receiving spiritual protection and strength. A word of caution however, if you're not a monk or a nun, don't spend all day contemplating your navel, because that's not too different from other escapist behaviors. Most of us have to take care of our daily responsibilities, and taking some time each day to ask for guidance is helpful as long as we are not avoiding reality. More on Neptune as time unravels~

In the meantime, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground.

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