"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

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries

   Welcome to an amazing day of possibility! Tonight's Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries is like a beacon for seeing your way forward. The Moon is concerned with emotional comfort and in the first sign of the zodiac - Aries, and riding the wave of a Total Eclipse (2 minutes earlier...), it acts as a rocket booster for illumination and realization of your personal ambitions!

  On top of that, the "super" charged energy makes everything feel and appear bigger. The reason the Moon appears larger is that it is at Perigee, the closest to the Earth in its cycle. This Moon is also called the "Blood Moon" and is the last in a tetrad of four Eclipses that appear tinged with red. Try to think of this supercharged, Blood Moon as imbuing you with the strength and energy to take action as you move forward in your life.

   The emotional nature of a Full Moon will have positive or negative effects on you depending on where you have 5 degrees of Aries in your chart. For instance, if in the 11th House of goals, aspirations, groups and friendships, you will have energy for seeking new friends and developing or starting projects that are in sync with your current inspirations. Share your ideas with people who can relate to your vision and support your aims.

   In the Full Moon chart for tonight, the Moon in Aries is in a harmonious aspect to Saturn, recently moved into Sagittarius. The inner self-confidence you are feeling can boost your ability to move forward as you explore new horizons. These two Fire signs provide the impetus to achieve you ambitions through inspiration and seeking. Make sure you take advantage of this auspicious time to gain headway in your search for inner security!

   Playing a supporting role in this chart is a conjunction of Mars (energy and action) and Jupiter (enthusiasm and expansion), both in practical Virgo. The emphasis here is on seeking meaningful work and instituting healthy habits in a thoughtful and pragmatic manner as you begin to embrace change on a daily basis. What do you want to do with your time every day? Are you spending too much time picking up after yourself, when a few small changes in your housekeeping habits could make a big difference each day...?!

   Two more planetary alignments add weight to this Full Moon chart. the first is the Sun joining with Mercury, yes Retrograde... providing intellectual stimulation and efficiency in communication, especially as it involves partnerships and significant relationships. Don't promise more than you can provide, but do make the effort to talk about what needs to be spoken. and lastly, Mercury is also squaring off with Pluto, so watch our for bumping into others, knocking heads or hitting your head up against a brick wall. This can be a very productive time, which can bring about solutions to long-standing problems, if we all compromise!

   The last thing I'll leave you with is an image of the Sabian Symbol for 5 degrees of Aries, (courtesy of Lynda Hill) and the Full Moon point: "A White Triangle is Seen. It has Golden Wings."  http://sabiansymbols.com/oracle/ Imagine being able to lift yourself above the mundane and ordinary to gain a new perspective on your purpose in life. The spiritual integration possible can lead to self-transcendance. Use your creative imagination to elevate and inspire yourself and those around you.
And remember, keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Pathways Astrology: New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Virgo

Pathways Astrology: New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Virgo:    The Moon joined the Sun at 20 degrees and 10 minutes of Virgo in the wee hours of the morning, 2:41 a.m. to be precise. This is a Partial...

New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Virgo

   The Moon joined the Sun at 20 degrees and 10 minutes of Virgo in the wee hours of the morning, 2:41 a.m. to be precise. This is a Partial Solar Eclipse and while only visible over southern Africa and Antarctica, it's affects are still felt around the globe. With the lunar and solar energies combined in Virgo, we have the opportunity to focus on making sense of our lives, being productive and taking care of ourselves.

   The Sabian Symbol for 21 degrees of Virgo is A Girls Basketball Team. This image implies cooperation, team efforts to achieve a desired outcome and the fun of doing things with others. Yes, you have to work on yourself, but you cannot get much done without the assistance of others. Undertake the game joyfully to reap rewards later from your joint efforts!

   It's interesting to note that at the exact time of the New Moon, both Lights are interacting minimally with the other planets. Except for an inconjunct from the Sun and Moon to Uranus, making adjustments necessary, the only other aspect of significance is an opposition to Chiron in Pisces. This highlights the adaptable nature of the Mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. Chiron is known as the Wounded Healer and his talents include the process or experience of the healing path. Today's New Moon helps point out where we are on this part of our journey to wholeness and what we need to change as we strive for growth.

   Virgo teaches us about adaptation through analysis, skill building and service. What we digest mentally or physically is of concern to this Mutable Earth sign. In our quest for perfection, we often need to clean out and rid ourselves of waste, whether that means changing our diets to more healthy foods or ridding ourselves of negative thinking. Closer inspection of what you are putting into your digestive system (Virgo rules the intestines), and an honest look at how your attitudes are affected by negative thought patterns, ("nothing ever goes right for me" ) is what this New Moon wants you to focus on. Along with knowing how you can best serve the whole, Virgo reminds us that it's about the details and getting "it" right, whatever that may be in your daily life. Use this New Moon energy to make better habits for yourself.

   A few words of caution here to those Virgos, Virgo rising or Virgo Moon people out there... you already tend to overthink things, be a perfectionist or worry about, oh, nearly everything... so go easy on yourselves! Baby steps... and don't criticize yourselves so sharply. It's not about being perfect, it's about the daily routine and maintaining healthy attitudes and nutrition! When it comes to criticism of self and others, I know what I'm talking about, as I have a Virgo Moon, Mars and Saturn and know all about self esteem issues and judgement. I've been working on this part of my personality for years: I'm a work in progress! If this New Moon opposes or squares your natal Sun, Moon, or other personal planets, you will be aware of where you need to make healthier choices and affect change in your life.

   In the New Moon chart, giant Jupiter is opposing nebulous Neptune which affects how we see the world and our place in it. Remember to nurture and care for yourself first before trying to fix anyone or anything else. Jupiter is newly in Virgo, accentuating the ability to polish our skills, take care of ourselves and feed the world. Do what you can as part of a group effort and watch out for delusional thinking with Neptune's ability to put on the rose-colored glasses. Both these planets have to do with our spiritual connections and the unseen threads connecting us to the greater good. Do what you can and be patient with yourself and others. You're moving in the right direction!

   In the meantime, ask yourself, what team do I want to be on and where can I be of service the most. While doing that, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~