"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

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse In Libra

   Today's Full Moon takes place at 8:01am EST in the 4th degree of Libra. It's also a potent Lunar Eclipse in this Cardinal Air sign that represents harmony, fairness and relating. Libra seeks balance and is always in the process of trying to achieve equality by its powers of attraction. Justice is important here and when the Sun and Moon are in opposition, the need to acknowledge inner harmony with outer compliance gets attention.

   What have you learned recently about yourself and your relationships? The Moon is akin to our deepest feelings - the undercurrents of our dreams and personal needs. The light being shed at the Full Moon  illuminates our subconscious and connects us with other dimensions of ourselves and our collective unconscious. The eclipse heightens awareness of our unconscious selves and brings opportunity to accept what we know is true.

   Pay attention to your dreams, the symbols that appear in your everyday life and the little voice speaking within that gives words to your longings. These are hints to where you are out of balance, as well as your growth in the beginning of this lunar cycle. On a larger scale, the Moon symbolizes the public and this eclipse will amp up the mood of the whole around collective events involving drama or sadness, contentment or joy. Events that seem fated are a common occurrence during Lunar eclipses and a Libra eclipse will bring calls for justice and peace.

   In the chart for the Full Moon we have an exact Jupiter/Saturn square, which is the second of three, given Jupiter's retrograde motion in Virgo, (the first was August 8, 2015). Once Jupiter goes Direct again, the third square will take place on May 26. This presents a crisis between Jupiter in Virgo's need for organizing and weeding out, and Saturn in Sagittarius' need to focus on the future. Sticking to one task at a time will bring the optimistic progress you seek... slow and steady wins the race!

   The problem right now is the instability of these changing times and the need to question your motives. What do you believe and what can you live with, or without? Saturn retrogrades on the 25th at 16 degrees, 24 minutes of Sag, and slowly wends his way back to 9 degrees, 47 minutes Sag on August 13th. You have ample time to get right with yourself and your beliefs for a brighter future during this time, so take a look at where those degrees fall in your chart to see where your philosophy of life will be tested.

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


Monday, March 7, 2016

Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces March 8, 2016

   We are under the moonbeams today, in the Balsamic Phase of the Moon,
before the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces at 8:54 pm tonight. Cleaning up old business before beginning any major new projects, no matter how much you are itching to start something new, ought to be on your agenda tonight and tomorrow.  Put things to rest, let go of the old and be thankful for what the past has prepared you for. Then, after the Moon becomes active in Aries, at 2:40 pm tomorrow, you can start to initiate new projects.

   Now, let's talk about the New Moon and powerful Solar Eclipse at 19 degrees Pisces. Remember that eclipses are powerful times for breaking with the past and jump-starting the future, even if you're not ready. Remember that kids game of hide-and-seek when the kid counting to 100, yells "ready or not, here I come!" Well , that's what an eclipse can do for you, so get ready!

    In Pisces, the eclipse asks you to tune into your compassionate, intuitive self and recognize what you need to honor. For some, it's about making a clean sweep of past attitudes, behaviors or associations that no longer serve you as you prepare for a new you. For others, it has to do with where you can be of service and really acknowledging your inner knowingness about what makes you happy. Is it self-worth or making money to put in the bank that fires you up? Everyone needs to make a living, but are you just living to make money or are you enjoying your life everyday, doing something fulfilling?

   These are the kinds of questions that can bring insight into the ending of one phase and the beginning of something new and exciting. Let go of what isn't working for you, be kind to yourself and go easy on those around you who may or may not get it. Search within for your answers, be still and listen to that small voice that knows your dreams. Then, when you're ready to break with the past, start planting seeds for having your dreams come true. I heard once, from someone far wiser than myself, that if I couldn't imagine it, I couldn't have it. 

Make your wish list tonight after you've connected with your divine self. And remember that the Moon is void immediately after it contacts the Sun, so don't start anything new until the Aries Moon tomorrow afternoon.
Sweet dreams~
Oh, and remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground.