"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, January 23, 2016

Full Moon In Leo

      The Full Moon tonight highlights your need to resolve an inner struggle between your will and your thoughts, your ego and your intellect, your need to be at the center of things and your ability to share your ingenuity with others. Lest you think there is anything more pressing for your creative expression than to provide your community, groups or friends with your original insights, think again! This is the only focus of the Sun in Aquarius and the Moon in Leo in this Full Moon chart.

   We are provided with a challenge from Mercury to Uranus to capture any inventive, intuitive or inspired ideas and to make note of them. Just because there is so much going on on the mental plane, that doesn't mean we can afford to let any possibilities slip by unacknowledged without investigating their potential. An approaching aspect between Saturn (responsibility) and Uranus (awakening), a trine, brings the harmony necessary to blend these two energies.

   Yes, Mercury is still retrograde until Monday, the 25th, but this Messenger of the Gods is in a crucial alignment with the transformer, Pluto at 15 degrees of Capricorn. Mercury was first conjunct Pluto on December 19, 2015 and yesterday, Jan. 22nd, retrograded back over the same degree, where it will once again contact Pluto in direct movement for the third time on Jan. 29th. What does this mean? You can get to the bottom of something with your detective abilities, your probing mind or just plain stick-to-itiveness! By applying mental elbow-grease you can turn around a situation that has been plaguing you for awhile and find your way to clean up the past and prepare for a rebirth.

   Let the Leo Full Moon shine on your inner strengths as you share your hopes and dreams with the people closest to you. Follow through on what needs to be done and work hard to achieve your goals - it is doable if you believe in yourself! The expansiveness of Jupiter in Virgo sitting on the Lunar North Node will help in deciding what to keep, what to discard and how to polish your skills, as well as providing you with the path to whole health for body, mind and soul. Time to roll up your sleeves and get ready to put your plans into action in a couple of weeks.

   Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Capricorn New Moon 2016

   The Moon joins the Sun tonight at 19 degrees of Capricorn. This next lunar cycle is all about practical matters and taking care of business, whether it involves personal or career ambitions. The Cardinal earth sign is known for persevering and their ability to achieve their goals. Sometimes, the all-business, no-nonsense approach of the mountain goat gives the appearance of being too constricted. This is partly due to Saturn's influence as Capricorn's ruling planet.with it's tendency toward thriftiness of emotion, time and resources.

    Use this New Moon energy to hone in on your goals and get things done. Mercury, having moved back into Capricorn by retrograde motion aligns with the Sun and Moon to play a supporting role in reviewing facts and figures. Take advantage of this time to do any needed research or revise the steps to succeeding on your chosen path. Mercury will turn direct on January 25th at 14 degrees of Capricorn and won't leave this sign until February 14th when it reenters Aquarius, allowing plenty of time to work on your goals.

   Another assist comes from expansive Jupiter in the Mutable earth sign Virgo forming a harmonious trine to the Sun and Moon in this New Moon chart. Since Mercury rules Virgo, the practical organizing skills of this adaptable sign are increased under Jupiter's aptitude for increase and abundance! Look to your higher purpose and how to magnify the positive steps you've made as we begin another lunar cycle.

   The planet Uranus plays an active role here bringing inventiveness and intuition into play as it supports individual freedoms and the right to express one's vision of the future. Uranus thinks outside the box, unlike Saturn which is keenly aware of limitations; in this case they are working together to move forward. Whatever practical steps you can take, however slowly it feels, keep your vision of what will give you freedom and independence clearly in mind. This is the month to set the groundwork for success!

   Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~