"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, April 18, 2015

Aries New Moon & The Sun In Taurus Spring 2015

   Happy Spring and Happy New Moon everyone!! The Moon joins the Sun today at 2:57pm in the 28th degree of Aries. This is a highly energetic time, not just for Aries but for all, and the propensity to jump into something new is really strong right now. Make sure you look before you leap, as Aries rules the head and this kind of energy is rather impulsive, which could create problems with head injuries, or with others if you're too egocentric. Pushing your own agenda without considering others could be problematic. If you are an Aries, this is an auspicious time for you to make headway for new beginnings!

   A sense of excitement, enthusiasm and/or promise fills the air, just as the New Moon alignment takes place. However, this also begins a nearly two and a half hour void-of-course Moon phase that ends at 5:31pm when the Moon enters stable, earthy Taurus. In other words, get your ducks in a row prior to the New Moon, make your list of things to do, then settle in tonight, or tomorrow morning as the Moon and Mercury come together, to organize your plans and begin to put them in motion. Aries likes fast movement, Taurus is more slow and steady... find the right balance of moving forward with foresight.

   In the chart for the New Moon, we see a couple of challenges that have just culminated that we may still be dealing with in the form of fallout. They are Pluto's retrograde station on the 16th at 15 degrees/33 minutes of business-like Capricorn, and last night's square from Mars in Fixed Taurus to Jupiter in Fixed Leo for a possible battle of wills... First, let's look at powerful Pluto, which will be slowly moving back to 12 degrees/58 minutes of Capricorn before it turns Direct on September 25th, This is familiar territory that was covered since late last November. Where have you been trying to take back control of your career or business and what needs to be finished in order to make the transition final? You've experienced the aha's and now need to finish cleaning up the debris in order to make headway later on this Fall.

   As for the stress or obstacles caused by Friday's challenge from Mars (aggresiveness) to Jupiter (excessiveness), stick a fork in it and call it "done"! It's over, apologize where needed, do what needs to be done and move on with the knowledge of how to prevent this kind of snafu from upsetting your life in the future. The good news here is that Mars will provide the energy and enthusiasm you need to make bigger changes in your life as he makes an exact harmonious aspect with life-changing Pluto on Tuesday. Identify and begin to work with all those great ideas that you've been mulling over for some time now, and take action to affect change in your life for the better!

   Neptune (dreams and impressions) gets attention from both Mercury (link between spirit and matter) and Venus (power of attraction) early Sunday morning. Pay attention to your dreams and your feelings as you may come out of a fog with an understanding of what path to take and whom to take it with in order to acheive some harmony in your life. The Sun moves into solid, sensual and earthy Taurus on Monday morning, beginning a month of practical steps to financial stability and emotional security. Remember that Taurus is a Fixed Earth sign, very loyal and very stubborn, with tendencies toward possessiveness and don't try to pull the bull by the horns! If dealing with these natives, you must be patient and coax them with the promise of good food and comfort.

   We have a couple of long void-of-course Moon periods this week; the first is Sunday night at 7:06 pm when the Moon makes his last aspect in Taurus, a positive trine to Pluto in Capricorn, until it moves willy-nilly into thought provoking Gemini and becoming active at 7:28pm on Monday. It's always tricky starting a work week after the Aries New Moon feeling like your hands are tied from starting something new. The next VOC period is Wednesday, the 22nd from 1:38 am until Thursday at 12:25 am. The Moon's last aspect is a sextile (harmonious opportunity) in communicative Gemini to inventive Uranus, that will carry you through until the Moon enters watery Cancer in the wee hours Thursday morning. 

   Wednesday is however, a day filled with positive conversations for possibility, enthusiasm and opportunities to mull over as there are several great aspects between the other planets that will require attention beginning on Thursday when you take action to make the changes you want to see in your life!
As you travel along, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~


Friday, April 3, 2015

Leading Up To And Including The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon In Libra

  I'm writing and posting this on April 3rd, the day before the Full Moon. Yesterday's Sun/Jupiter trine in Fire signs added a much needed dose of optimism and enthusiasm to the current Solar cycle. The increase in confidence and an abundance of new ideas brought by these planetary giants into our lives ought to have been more than enough for you to regain your positive outlook on where you want to go!

   Add to that, Mercury's ingress into Aries on Monday and you have a virtual jump start for new ideas and keen awareness combined with quick thinking. Grab hold of your ingenious revelations, write them down and take a step or two to make them happen. It may seem that Mars having slowed down Tuesday, by leaving his Aries habitat and entering the stable Earth sign Taurus, would make you cool your jets a bit, but that's not a practical way of looking at the opportunity Mars is bringing here. Use his fervent energy to concentrate and grow your desires into self-expressive initiatives as you nurture them in this very business-friendly sign.

   The Moon in Libra moves in between the Earth and Sun in Aries tomorrow morning at 8:05 am creating a Total Lunar Eclipse of great potentiality! The awareness, enlightenment and "wave of revelations" possible at this Blood Moon, so-called because of the pink tinge cast by the Earth's shadow on the Moon, can mean a breakthrough in consciousness for mankind. Stay away from negative, fear-based thoughts, unless you want to manifest the worst for yourself. Instead, direct your intentions toward creating harmony in your key relationships... think negative thoughts, reap negative outcomes... think the best of others, create opportunities for breakthroughs! 

   The Earth is a school for our soul's growth... we come here over and over to learn what our higher selves intend to experience and grow from. We do it until we get it right and we have the choice to do it the hard way, ie. stepping out of our comfort zones, or the easy way, ie. taking the habitual path of least resistance, or what we know... Ask yourself, which one offers me the most growth and moves me forward, not backwards? Eclipse times can fast forward our goals and help us move in the direction we want to go, if we are honest with ourselves and others and do the work.

   May you know peace, joy and harmony at this propitious point! Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground.