"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

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Powerful Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Today!!

   The Moon in Scorpio opposes the Sun in Taurus at 3:57pm this afternoon for a partial eclipse of the Moon. Unfortunately, it will not be visible anywhere in North America. It's affects however, will still be felt everywhere. The Fixed polarity of the Earth sign Taurus and the Moon sign Scorpio act like a powerful magnet to attract or repel our resources and the relationship agreements we value. Energy follows thought... so be aware of where you're focusing your thoughts! If you set your intention on the positive, you'll open the pathway to receiving what you want... on the negative, you'll attract the things, people and situations you fear.

   At 6 degrees of Scorpio, the Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon is very telling indeed! Dane Rudhyar, in his Astrological Mandala, gives this image for this degree of the zodiac: The Gold Rush Tears Men Away From their Native Soil. He offers this Keynote for further understanding: The passionate search for new values which, at any level, promise a more abundant life. Further explanation reveals that man's "greed" can be easily aroused by whatever leads to more wealth, more power or ever greater achievements at all levels, spiritual as well as material. Scorpio brings the deep-seated desire to play a more important or intense role in any union, whether a person or a community. This yearning motivates the individual to search for a more effectual means to achieving the most total feeling experience possible. The danger is being torn away from the familiar and gambling everything on a vision or a dream.

   What do you desire the most? Is it a feeling of belonging within a community or a partnership? Do you want more money or the resources to allow you to create your deeply felt expressions to share with others? Whatever it is you intensely desire, you must face the facts about what it will cost you. That is the illumination coming from the Taurus Sun at this Full Moon. Your motivation(s), longing, lust, greed, or yearning are all being highlighted at this time. What are you willing to exchange for getting your deepest needs met?! The other very important part of this question is, who are you willing to enter into agreement with in order to get what you want?

   There are so many cliches that come to mind here, when thinking about this Scorpio/Taurus polarity... here are some: making a deal with the devil, or a power couple, no man is an island... either way, you get the idea! The co-creative power of a union for a shared outcome increases productivity. Now is not the time to go it alone. Just make sure you know what you're exchanging for what you want to achieve. It's easy to say yes when your desires are intensified, but can be harder down the road when payment comes due. Remember those seeds you planted at the Aries New Moon for new starts...? They're sprouting!

    The Taurus New Moon, Solar eclipse, in two weeks will be a chance to tend, water and nurture your tender new shoots. Taurus is ruled by Venus, the Earth Goddess who is fiercely protective of the things growing in her garden, just as Scorpio's co-rulers, Mars and Pluto, will defend their creations or progeny like a mother bear. Don't mess with my children, creations, or my city... sound familiar? I think today's Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio was initiated eleven days ago and has previewed just how strong a people or her nation can be. Chose wisely who to engage with.

Remember, keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Aries New Moon, All Hail Spring!!

   The Moon, representing instinctual behavior, joined the Sun in Aries, giver of vital life force and holder of power and will,  at 21 degrees of Aries at 5:35 a.m. EDT this morning. Aligning the inner and outer for oneself, this New Moon puts the impetus out there for new starts and independent action. Spring is knocking on our doors, saying "get up and get out..." or "the early bird gets the worm!" Newness trumps the old and outmoded, as chances are taken and bold actions encouraged. An aura of entrepreneurship, exploration and forcefulness pervades theatmosphere.

   There are 3 more planetary energies in Aries at this time; they are Uranus (independence and extremes), Mars (energy and aggression) and Venus (values, love and beauty). The impulsive persuasiveness of all these Aries influences needs to be tempered if one is to make lasting changes for the better, otherwise it's more like you've won the battle but there's nothing and no-one left to rebuild or celebrate with. Venus and Mars, came together a few days ago, on April 7th, forming a bond between hard work and passion. Venus brought the charm to Mars' home territory to remind him to assert himself in a more gentle manner. If you can remember to lovingly assert yourself, you will burn less bridges as you push forward to get your needs met.

   Another planetary aspect pattern that is still active in the sky is a harmonious relationship between Saturn (responsibility and constriction), Chiron (healing process) and Pluto (transformation and rebirth), bringing continued opportunity for healing change. Think of Saturn as an anchor to keep your boat from being swept away as you the experience the necessary process of growth. Some of the adjustments you're having to make come from outside forces, but in reality, you were probably aware of the need for change, so embrace the possibility of daring new potential, as scary as some of it may seem! The spiritual guidance of Neptune being in Pisces, offers a subtle assist to Saturn in Scorpio that may go unnoticed, yet has the potential for bringing intuition in to balance out the rational. Pay attention to underlying feelings and do not lose sight of your dreams!

   Just around the corner, on the 12th, tranformative Pluto turns retrograde for 5 months back tracking from 11 degrees, 35 minutes of Capricorn to 8 degrees, 59 minutes Capricorn. When an outer planet hits a stationary point, going either forward or back, it can trigger any action related to that planets' energy. Pluto has to do with decay, contamination, destruction, desire or obsession and can act as an agent of cleansing and healing. Any planets you have between these degrees in the Cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, will be impacted and may be the place I was mentioning above, where you probably have been experiencing a need for change. Take note of what is shifting in your personal or business relationships, in your home and/or business and career concerns.

   At long last, Mercury, symbolizing communication and logic, moves into Aries on the 13th, providing the boost we’ve needed to get the conversation started or new agreements written. The recent Mercury retrograde period certainly pinpointed dreams, foggy expectations and confusing communication. Get busy making new connections that work for moving in the direction you spent so much time dreaming about!

Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!