"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

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year and Potent New Moon!!

   A new year opening up on a New Moon is quite rare and adds to the potential of any intentions you set for yourself at this time. A couple of things make this a potent time, including an alignment with powerful Pluto, followed by a conjunction to communicative Mercury and a supportive assist from serious Saturn. This is a year of transformation of your soul's purpose and the New Moon in Capricorn implies the instinctual need for becoming the master of your own destiny, aligned with renewed power to take action!

   The Solar/Lunar alignment with Pluto at this time means you need fearless introspection as you lay the past aside and get real with yourself. You know what you hunger for and you know what you need to release in order to move forward. This New Moon empowers you to take action and make progress toward your own goals. Capricorn is a Cardinal sign, especially driven to setting business, career and professional goals in motion. Now is not the time to be hesitant... go, be, do and don't look back!!

   Mercury also aligning with this New Moon adds to the ability to hone your mental skills in on your priorities. There is a lot of outside pressure from aspects to Mars, Jupiter and Uranus that are pushing you to take sudden, big moves or quick action; I would caution you against any far-flung moves that don't support your well thought out path at this time! Saturn in Scorpio is being positively aspected by the Moon for an opportunity to accomplish  a step in the right direction, depending on how or who you align yourself with at this time. Notice how I keep saying at this time...?! That's because Saturn is the Keeper of Time and as the ruler of Capricorn, is reminding us that the time is now to take action and take care of business!

   After all is said and done, you know you are ready for a change and that you need to rely on yourself to make said change... because no one else is going to do it for you. The Capricorn New Moon, forming this harmonious alignment with Saturn, brings both the energy for the hard work required and the opportunity to accomplish a step in the right direction. A few words here about f.e.a.r. (false evidence appearing real...) no one and no thing can stop you unless you let fear creep in. This is the time to banish fear and hesitation!! Again, go, be, do and don't look back.

   Yes, we start the New Year under Venus and Jupiter Retrogrades, but I see that as appropriate for resetting of goals and identifying your core values. Venus retrograde allows you to get back in touch with yourself and what matters most of all to you. What resources do you have to work with and how can they best serve you? Be very specific about what gives you the sense of security you desire and how much you actually need. Saturn's limiting influence around all of this means that with honesty, hard work, focus and determination, you can be very productive. Just don't expect immediate results. Instead, be patient and look for signs of success down the road, maybe waaay down the road, like in early July.

Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground, while writing your Wish List for the New Moon and the New Year ahead!!
Happy New Year to you~

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gemini Full Moon and Winter Solstice 2013

   Welcome to the busiest Full Moon of the year! It's apt that the Gemini Moon occurs around the Holidays, with all the social activities, planning and errands. We are certainly having to make mental checklists each day... did I get that done... what am I forgetting... who do I need to call now?!  The adaptability of this Mutable Air sign can be a both a blessing and a curse with so many people running to and fro. The Sun  in Sagittarius opposing this Moon adds to the expansiveness of wanting to do it all... be at every party... not leave anything out... there are many reasons to be cautious here!

   My suggestion would be to decide (make up your mind...) to do only so much. Perhaps the communication you need is to let others know you are waiting to hear from them, that you have met your limit, and it's time for them to report back. Maybe you are planning an event , making a new schedule or negotiating with neighbors, siblings or co-workers. All of these possible scenarios require research, focus and adjustment or compromise. The Gemini Full Moon will illustrate where you are expending your mental energy so be sure to use your thoughts and words wisely.

   The Sun enters the last Cardinal sign of the Zodiac, Capricorn, to kick off the Winter season on Saturday, the 21st. This is known as the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year for daylight, and marks the point in the year signaling the return of the Light and longer days ahead. This is also the time for pulling in and getting work done in preparation for the coming thaw several months from now. Capricorn energy is best used by focusing on business and career goals and taking care of practical matters. The Solstice point is the important beginning of the "new" year and it is wise to set one's intentions now and take actual steps to secure growth in those areas in the coming year.

   Winter Solstice has significance for mundane (worldly) matters, as well as in one's personal chart. Wherever you have Capricorn in your chart shows you where your personal responsibility lies.  In the first house, you want to be taken seriously and need to be able to back up the image you present to the world. However, with Pluto transiting this sensitive first house, you have been experiencing basic changes in your physical structure, how you look, or are transforming into a whole new persona.

   In the US chart, the Sun is affecting the area of Government structure and financial concerns; the need for change is obvious in any system that isn't working the way it was intended. Sometimes systems have to change to be viable once more. This time of year always points out where we need to work hard and with Pluto in Capricorn, where transformation is taking place.

   Remember, while looking at how to structure your business, career or your life, to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!  Happy Holidays Everyone~


Monday, December 2, 2013

Sagittarius New Moon

   Today's New Moon in the fiery sign Sagittarius heralds a month of inspiration, aspiration and enthusiasm. As the Sun and Moon join together, let your inner truth and outer quest expand into oneness as you seek answers on your path to wholeness. The past month, with the Sun in  Scorpio, Fixed Water, signified an intense need to share emotional desires and create lasting productive liaisons. Now it is time to take all your creativity and joint projects to new heights of endeavoring!

   This is the last New Moon of 2013 and the final time before the Sun enters industrious Capricorn at the Winter Solstice on December 21st, to adjust your thinking and your endeavors to suit the new goals you are setting for yourself this lunar month. Sagittarius is the sign of the seeker, philosopher and teacher, always ready to chase new horizons in its' quest for truth and a higher purpose. What is your purpose and how do you see yourself fitting into the bigger picture?

   The underlying energy of this New Moon has to do with our higher selves and the highest ideals to which one can aspire. There is a caution not to get on one's soapbox or to proselytize one's beliefs, because while they might be right for you, they are not for everyone! The expansiveness of Sag's ruler, Jupiter, reminds us of the inclusiveness of many different beliefs and faiths. Each soul has its' own path to follow on its' journey and you can get some insight into yours by knowing where Sagittarius and Jupiter are in your Natal chart. For many people, the current transit of Jupiter in Cancer is highlighting the need for a safe and nurturing home; maybe this is part of your Sagittarian quest this month.

   For some, when the Sun is traveling through Sagittarius, long range goals get a make-over that may involve travel, publishing that book you've kept on the back burner all these years, or studying philosophical or spiritual matters. There is a teacher in Sag that loves to travel the world and gather information, bringing it back to share with all. There is a broadcaster and a philosopher and a procrastinator too...which of these Archer personnas do you want to personify this month?!

   While dreaming your vision into reality, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground.