"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, May 21, 2016

Sagittarius Full Moon

   The Full Moon in Sagittarius opposes the Sun in Gemini tonight at 5:14pm EST. While still in Scorpio, earlier today, Luna opposed Venus in Taurus, the Earth sign she rules. This brought up a dilemna between pleasing yourself and pleasing others. If you found a way to steer clear of overly needy people and/or your own selfish inclinations, then you'll probably do alright  with this evening's lunar conjunction  to Mars in Sag as well. More on that later, after we look at the Full Moon!

   The highlight of this Full Moon is the big changeover from passionate and creative Scorpio to idealistic and restless Sagittarius. Getting out of our emotions and into the world is always the benchmark of this passage. We build on our deep feelings while the Moon is in Scorpio, then as it moves into the fiery sign of the Archer, we want to use that momentum to feed our inspiration.

   Remember that the Moon is now at the midpoint of her journey since the New Moon in Taurus on May 6th. We started out slowly looking at our needs while Mercury was also retrograde and while you may have experienced some frustration over not getting too far, things are about to shift. Mercury is going Direct again tomorrow and will hopefully help you to reassert your values and the direction you want to move in regarding yourself and others.

   Where do you want to go from here and what path do you want to take? Sagittarius asks you to be adventurous and trusting. Look at the big picture and your higher purpose on the planet and remember that you've been asked to get out of your comfort zone and consider the needs of others in your life. As the Moon aligns with Mars at 6:43 pm, barely an hour and a half after it's Full, try not to be too impulsive so that you don't begin a journey to somewhere you don't want to go! It's a fine night for socializing if you remember not to overdo, over promise or have higher expectations than what others can provide you with.

   Look to the future, have hope and don't jump ship! In the meantime, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!

Friday, May 6, 2016

New Moon in Taurus

  Today's New Moon in Taurus strengthens our resolve to build more security into our lives. Taurus is the Fixed Earth sign of the zodiac, ruled by Venus, goddess of beauty and the attracting power of love. Whether you are needing to feel more stable in your finances or in your personal life, this is the time to pay attention to those relationships that bring you harmony and appreciation.

  With the Sun and Moon conjoined in this practical sign, energies are aligned with the appreciation of nature, beauty and the arts. The charm and affectionate nature of Taurus people can be very persuasive in attracting others to their sociable ways. Some of Taurus' other attributes include pleasure, friendship, art, music and a refined sense of aesthetics. The caution under Taurus influence is becoming too rigid or stuck in one's own way to the exclusion of options coming from others.

   In this New Moon chart, is a Grand Earth Trine to Jupiter and Pluto. All facets of the earth element are represented here, from the power of change (Pluto) in Cardinal and responsible Capricorn to the cautiously optimistic inclusion of Jupiter in Mutable Virgo.
Jupiter goes direct on May 10th which will allow us to utilize the discerning abilities of this 6th sign of the zodiac as we move forward, especially in organization and health concerns.

   Expansive Jupiter also opposes nebulous Neptune in Pisces and both square off with pragmatic Saturn in Sagittarius, creating what is known as a T-square. It's like a three-legged table struggling to stay on an even keel while dealing with the necessity of adapting to changing circumstances. What's called for here, is trusting your intuition, remembering what you were taking steps toward and not jumping too fast!

  Remember that Mercury, planet of communication and movement, is in retrograde motion. Follow through on things, finish projects and do your research. Remember too, to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!