"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, February 26, 2017

Solar Eclipse New Moon in Pisces

   This is the second eclipse in two weeks and being a New Moon Solar Eclipse, the inner and outer energies of the aligning Sun and Moon are in sync and affecting everyone through mundane matters. A Pisces New Moon tells us we are looking at wrapping something up, winding down to let go and preparing space in our lives for something emerging at the Aries New Moon in one month.

   Pisces is about intuition, compassion and understanding. There are a lot of things going on in this mutable Water sign - Mercury, Neptune and Chiron are also swimming nearby, subtly saying pay attention to your dreams and  your intuition. Are there messages from your subconscious that you need to listen to? We're in a very foggy time, having difficulty distinguishing between reality and illusion. It's important not to jump to conclusions about anything until your feelings become clearer and you regain your true vision.

   At the time of the New Moon, Mars exactly conjoins Uranus at 21 degrees of Aries, adding to the precarious volatility and uncertainty of this lunar phase. It's true that Mars and Uranus can serve as a breakthrough where one is needed, so long as the energies are aligned with a conscious intent to begin something new. Just don't let outside pressures force you into hasty action with no clear vision as that can lead to disastrous effects.

   With a heavy concentration of planets in one portion of the sky, nine fitting in between Saturn at 26 degrees of Sagittarius and Uranus at 21 Aries, things can feel out of balance. The lone planet outside this 120 degrees, is Jupiter in Libra, acting as the handle to this basket of feelings, (planets in Pisces) wanting to make something happen, (planets in Aries). Jupiter reminds us that maintaining harmony and balance is the goal now, as we tentatively feel our way out through the fog and await certain clarity. Seek knowledge, seek the truth and decide not to overreact, especially to people and situations outside your control.

  Pisces reminds you to let your creative juices flow in whatever medium you chose, whether art, music or dance. This last sign of the zodiac also craves alone time, so... if you require peace and quiet, take some time out for yourself. Dare to follow your dreams and pick up their threads toward your personal desired outcomes. And while you're at it, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!


Friday, February 10, 2017

Leo Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

    Welcome to Eclipse season! The first eclipse happens tonight just 11 minutes after the Full Moon is exact in the 23rd degree of Leo. A Lunar Eclipse enhances our ability to see how we best respond to situations and people outside of ourselves by getting to know ourselves better. Sometimes one thing has to end so another can begin and this is often prompted at an eclipse. The Sun in Aquarius and the Moon in Leo highlights our connections with others and may show us new pathways and new friendships. The Leo Full Moon wants your inner child to come out and play, so plan an evening that allows you to enjoy yourself and express your creative side.

   A look at the chart for this Full Moon reveals some pretty exciting aspects between the planetary energies, with harmony and opportunity high on the list. Mercury (communication & versatility) aligns favorably with Venus (love & cohesion) a few hours prior to the Full Moon, bringing an opportunity to connect on a very positive level and bringing peacemaking into play. We all can use some of this harmonious energy in our personal lives.

   Next, I want to point out the very magical qualities of an aspect pattern occurring that is called a mystic rectangle. With the Sun and Moon at 23 degrees of Aquarius/Leo, plus Jupiter at 23 Libra opposite Uranus at 21 Aries, favorable aspects are formed consisting of two trines and two sextiles, hence the mystic rectangle. The effect is opportunity between flowing energies that can affect our relationships in a positive way. Reread the first two paragraphs and realize that now is your chance to make a significant leap forward for the better!

   We also have two kites occurring, (another helpful aspect pattern), that involves a Grand Trine in Fire signs.  The Leo Moon, Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries connect to ignite self expression and creativity, apply enthusiasm and introduce a spark of newness that can carry us forward with assists from expansive and optimistic Jupiter and the Sun in awakening Aquarius! If you have imagined it, need to express it and/or can taste it... go for it!!

   While dancing, painting, writing, loving, playing, creating... remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground, at least occasionally~