"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, October 27, 2015

Taurus Full Moon

   Welcome to the Full Moon phase! Today's Full Moon is at four degrees of Taurus, highlighting the need for stability in finances and love. How are you doing with your personal and/or business relationships? This is the time to take a closer look at where you've made progress in the last two weeks so you know what path to keep moving on. If things aren't going the way you had intended or hoped for, then the next two weeks are for following through with small, practical steps.

   The Moon in Taurus is experiencing some stress in her interactions with Venus and Mars, aligned in Virgo. However, there is a clear desire for action at the personal level and therefore one needs to consciously take measurable steps toward the desired outcome, without becoming too dogmatic. This subtle, yet effective awareness can lead one into a more focused clarification of where you stand in relationship to others. Giving an assist here is a Moon/Neptune sextile, which very recently provided an opportunity for new awareness to emerge through artistic expression or spiritual awareness.

   Not to be left out of the current lunar activity, is the Sun in Scorpio, opposite the Moon, making his own aspects to Venus, Mars and Neptune. The Scorpio energy of the Sun lends itself to joint enterprise or intense personal connection, which is experiencing an awareness of interfunctional activity between itself and the personal planets Venus and Mars, connecting self to others. This exchange of energy wants to take some action. Sol, interacting harmoniously with Neptune, expands the understanding needed for growth here. Whether expansion takes place through compassion, creativity or a blending of energies, this is a most hopeful and helpful planetary aspect!

   Venus, ruler of Taurus, and Mars, holding her hand in earthy and practical Virgo, are both moving away from an alliance with enthusiastic Jupiter, also in Virgo. This is like an extra dose of wheat grass in your smoothie for giving you the necessary nutritional support to keep moving forward with gusto and confidence. The only cautionary measure here would be to keep checking in with yourself about limits and boundaries, yours and others; avoid overstepping or pushing your agenda!

   Commitment, challenge and optimism are still riding high thanks to both Venus and Jupiter's recent trine to transformative Pluto. Use the power of your dedication to what matters and what is right to keep making a difference in your world, your circle, your community and your relationships. You're feeling powerful right now and as long as you know you're not forcing others to your way of thinking, you can carry good will and practical action forward for some lasting changes. Mercury is interacting at cross purposes with Uranus so watch out for strange ideas or thoughts that only create upheaval and aren't actually ingenious remedies to old problems. If you do come up with an aha! moment, serve it respectfully with consideration for others' points of view.

   In the meantime, step confidently, with your feet on the ground and your head in the stars~


Monday, October 12, 2015

Libra New Moon

   Tonight's New Moon at 20 degrees of the Cardinal Air sign, Libra, brings together the mind and emotions to create harmony in our lives. Relationships are highlighted during the next month, whether significant others or people we interact with in our daily lives. Of particular importance will be partnerships and marriages. This is the time to sow seeds for balance, fairness and harmony. Additional focus will be on socialization and beautification of our work or living spaces.

   Prior to the New Moon at 8:06 pm, we find both the Sun and Moon separating from an opposition to rebellious Uranus. This planet's energy represents the individual, as well as ingenuity and inventiveness. What has recently been brought to light regarding yourself and your interactions with others will be a key to where you want to claim your freedom. The rights of the individual within a larger group have been given exposure and this new lunar phase wants to restore fairness wherever possible. This opposition occurred at the darkest time of the cycle, bringing up fears of a new beginning and the need to trust your intuition for how to approach it.

   Venus and Mars also align in the New Moon chart for the ability to influence others with assertion, charm and passion.  These two personal planetary energies engage in the Mutable Earth sign of Virgo, which brings integrity and vitality into the mix. This gives a boost to the Libra energy by focusing on what is really valued in personal relationships. Venus and Mars continue their travels together in Virgo through the first week of October giving us tools to assist in maintaining harmony.

   With Mercury and Saturn in a supportive aspect now, wherever you apply your perceptive mental powers, you can learn a great deal about whatever you want! Focus on your goal and work towards it and you will see success. The thing is, if you don't take advantage of this opportunity to apply yourself, you may miss out on something very favorable in your relationship future.

In the meantime, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!