"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

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sagittarius New Moon On The Heels Of Sun's Ingress Into Sagittarius!!

   Welcome to a double dose of fiery enthusiasm this morning! The Sun left the Fixed Water sign of Scorpio and entered the Mutable Fire Sign/Sagittarius, at 4:38 am, followed just 3 hours later by the New Moon coming together at 00 degrees, 7 minutes of Sag. That's a whole lot of excitement to wake up to. There are some cautionary notes here as well, but first the good news...

   Feelings are lifted, expectations are high and faith in moving toward some of our goals is restored as the power of the Sun in this third Fire sign helps us adapt to situations. The sign of the Centaur is represented by aiming his arrow high to go in the direction of his aspirations with complete faith in the outcome. Although the path the arrow takes may not be assured, the outcome will be in keeping with providence. It is uncommon that the Sun and Moon both enter a sign so quickly at the same time. Adding to the adventurous spirit of both Lights setting off on their quest hand-in-hand, so to speak, is the fact that the New Moon takes place in the first degree of Sagittarius, giving us a really full month of exploration!

   The inspiration of Sagittarius is akin to the faith of the Fool, combined with the strength of the Lion and the knowledge of the Hermit. These are all attributes necessary to set out on one's journey toward self exploration, for while we may think we are going out into the world to seek fame, fortune or honors, it is self-mastery that we gain when following our highest path and being true to ourselves. Relationships can be understood and rough patches made smooth if we but recognize that our path includes others and realize that there is enough of whatever we need to go around for all involved.

   Additionally, the chart of the New Moon shows Jupiter squaring off with Saturn, which is a reminder to work hard for yourself and not for recognition from others. This is one of the cautionary notes I mentioned earlier.  Due to the expansive nature of Jupiter (aka Cosmic Santa Claus), the tendency is to get very optimistic and overly eager while pursuing our dreams. Cautious optimism is the rule of thumb when infused with an abundance of Jupiterian energy, such as is presented at this New Moon. All the positive attributes of Sag's ruler Jupiter, like optimism, expansion, inclusiveness and possibility, become dangerous when growth is unchecked and untimely. Like a balloon overfilled with air, your dreams can burst if overdone.

  The other thing to be aware of at the start of this New Moon cycle is that Mercury, the communicator and planet of agreements and interactions, is in a very stressful relationship to Jupiter. Be especially careful in biting off more than you can chew, particularly when it relates to commitments and negotiations. Remember Mercury is still in Scorpio and our financial and deeply personal partnerships can be very productive if everyone is on the same page, or they can be entanglements we wish we weren't caught up in. Mercury squaring off with ebullient, over-the-top Jupiter can increase your debts or provide you with the opportunity to dig deeper into mutually beneficial contracts, projects, etc.

   As you aim high, remember that while you're keeping your head in the stars, your feet need to be firmly planted on the ground!


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Standing Firm At The Taurus Full Moon

   Today's Full Moon is exact at 5:23 pm EST at 15 degrees of the Fixed Earth sign Taurus and opposing the Sun at 15 Scorpio. This Earth/Water polarity speaks to practical and emotional needs. These are the money signs, mine/Taurus and yours and mine/Scorpio. Look for news of banking and financing. Try not to go overboard on any expenditures with both Lights squaring off with giant Jupiter, the planet of excess when negatively challenged.

   The issue may be feeling very extravagant or self-indulgent; either emotional connection to your budget can be very debilitating. Add Venus still sitting very close to the Sun in Scorpio and one can also be dealing with hidden motives or a sense of entitlement... watch out! This would be a good time to come clean with your real motivations and concerns, especially in key partnerships. You may think your partner can read your mind, but with the Full Moon in Taurus, that's not likely.

   There are several supportive aspects for healing and understanding today that benefit from interactions with both the Sun and Moon. The Sun sextiles Pluto (power and transformation), then the Moon sextiles Chiron for healing wounds and finally Chiron sextiles Pluto, completing the circuit as an opportunity for improving any situation you realize needs healing or forgiveness. Staying true to your values doesn't mean being unyielding. Letting go of past hurts can in fact liberate and make one feel whole!

   From Lynda Hill, we learn that the Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 15 degrees of Taurus is "A Man With A Silk Hat, Muffled Against The Cold, Braves A Storm". Keywords here have to do with hardship and discomfort yet a sense of optimism and an attitude of confidence for the future. It is time to forge ahead knowing life will get better in the future. To read more about the Sabian symbols for this lunar phase, click here: Lynda Hill's Sabian Symbols. Caution is advised about being too superficial or refusing to protect oneself.

  Remember, keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground, until next time~