Lunar Eclipse July 16, 2019: Secret Dagger

Secrecy is the word to describe this eclipse. There is a lot that is hiding amongst the rubble of our foundations that have been crumbling since the end of 2017 when Saturn first entered Capricorn. It’s common that when buildings are demolished or abandoned, treasure hunters go out and try to see if they can salvage anything valuable. Life during this eclipse is asking you to do the same.

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon partially moves behind the earth, casting a reddish shadow on the moon. This indicates that our emotions and mind will be directly impacting our physical reality in much stronger ways than it normally does. This is why intense sudden events happen during eclipses. During our solar eclipse our ego takes a back seat and a lunar eclipse our emotions take a back seat. There is a certain level of clarity that presents itself if we know how to use it according to the astrological aspects present during the eclipse. It can feel like things are coming to a head because of the giant release valve that eclipses unhook.

The Aspects

Moon conjunct Pluto- feeling uncomfortable with the intensity of instability

Sun opposite Pluto- hidden information wanting to come to light

Venus opposite Saturn- Feeling restrained in all Venusian things (comfort, security, finances)

Venus trine Neptune- nurturing your dreams

Saturn sextile Neptune- restructuring your dreams

 

The Kozminsky symbol for the Lunar Eclipse is:

25º Capricorn: A man, gaudily attired, opening a document in the centre of which is a dagger.
Denotes one who will hold positions of responsibility and advantage. He has an inborn love of show and glitter, pomp and ceremony. He will be endowed with much mental ability and powers of persuasion, but is not free from secret enemies who seek to end his career by craft or violence. It is a symbol of Unrest.

Admist the turbulent restructuring of the past year, what have you discovered? Maybe you’ve come to understand just how attached you are to material things? Maybe you’ve come to realize that you have no clue what you want? Or maybe facades have finally been decayed? It is these realizations that are revealing the secret dagger. Pick it up and use it to slice through the chaos and uncertainty of these fast changing times. How do you do this? Well, to start off, you need to use the strong Neptune influence at this eclipse (and all of 2019) to visualize what you want. Whatever first comes to mind is what is honest. Keep this image in your mind everyday and help Saturn out who needs a little bit of imagination every now and then. Your secret dagger is also glinting with the power of priorities. What is most important to keep the dream alive? For example; let’s say that what you most want is to buy a new home. Visualize this home and think about it everyday. To keep this image alive you need to begin focusing on what will make a home successful. A home requires a strong family unit. Perhaps this is the area of your life that is still being restructured. Let Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node do its job. Life gets difficult when it’s being re-oriented. What we most want is what is currently being refined.

So the secret dagger is really just a tool of surrender. He is appearing during this eclipse with a huge test. You can wield it and try to cut through the uncertainty with your dreams, but you have another choice. You can choose to NOT pick up the sword and instead bow down to the master of life. You can let things come undone so they can be tied in a stronger knot, you can let things leave so room is made for something bigger, and you can visualize your dream by taking these bits and pieces of brick and mortar and lay them in a new pattern. It’s choosing to see the rubble as gold bricks instead of broken pieces of life that are the secrets hiding amongst the rubble of your foundations at this eclipse.

Did you catch the hidden joke? Daggers can’t cut through rock. And this is the test. The more things fall apart, the less power you have to put them back together, unless you give up control and visualize the new blueprint. You are the architect of your dreams, and in order to start the building process you have to see the design. See it and believe it.

 

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Solar Eclipse in Cancer July 2nd, 2019: The Simple Life

The Solar Eclipse on July 2nd, 2019 at 10 degrees Cancer is asking us to be like a Cancer crab and figure out where and what home really is. Is it in the confines of your shell or is it at the beach- a in-between place where emotions and reality meet?

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon stands between the Sun and earth, cutting off the light of the Sun. This is what we typically think of when we use the word “eclipse,” with the moon covering the Sun.

The Aspects

Solar Eclipse sextile Uranus- doing something different

Saturn sextile Neptune- realistic dreams

Sun trine Neptune- vivid visions

Moon trine Neptune- creating a dream life

Mercury conjunct Mars in Leo- speaking from a place of truth

Mercury & Mars square Uranus in Taurus- destabilizing thoughts and words

 

Eclipses can rock us to our core, but this particular eclipse is making you question what your core actually is. You’ll be feeling the urgency to change something but you’ll be hesitating to make a change, and by hesitating you’ll want to do something drastic. It’s a confusing energy that needs to be grounded.

With the Sun being obscured by the Moon, our Solar Plexus will be experiencing a cloudy day. Our confidence will drop, we’ll feel extra emotional, and we’ll feel a sense of emptiness in our lives. We experience 2 solar eclipses every year and it’s the cosmic push or reset button that we all need. It’s important to remember that the eclipse is happening in the sign of Cancer- the stomach- where we find the solar plexus, so the theme of fullness in our life is coming up at this time.

The Kozminsky Symbol for the Eclipse is 11 degrees Cancer

11º Cancer: A number of maidens, crowned with garlands of wild flowers, dancing on a green lawn.
Denotes one of bright and joyous spirit and friendly nature whose desire it is to spread happiness and contentment wherever he goes. The native will always be much loved and popular. He comes to the world with a message of love, life, and hope, and a mind which resists the encroachments of evil. It is a symbol of Simplicity.

The message of the Solar Eclipse is to start leading a simple life. I have noticed a lot of people have been having real estate problems or making big changes in their house and home. This is the domain of Cancer, so the question is, is your home the sanctuary you need it to be, or is there a better way to live? Often when we make changes to our home, there is also an inner process that is happening with our internal home.

With the emphasis on the South Node being with Saturn and Pluto all year, there has been some major restructuring going on with the foundations of your life (depending where Capricorn falls in your chart). It’s been a purging and de-cluttering energy and now with a Solar Eclipse opposing this restructuring, in the sign of home & family, it’s time to reassess this domain.

To go back to the questions I asked at the beginning of this article…where and what is home? Is it in the confines of your shell or is it at the beach- a in-between place where emotions and reality meet? This in between place is about aligning our heart to earth. Simply, it’s about finding your sanctuary and securing it.

 

Give Me the Simple Life by Tony Bennett

 

Cosmic Chit Chat: My Mars Story…& European Football

2019 has been a Martian year for me. I’m in a 1 personal year in numerology which connects to Aries-Mars, and my natal Mars has been activated all year- experiencing my Mars return, Saturn/Pluto/South Node opposing it, and the eclipses waking it up. Normally I hate sports and as a girly girl I can tell you that I’ve never liked it…but as a result of all these transits, I began watching European football (Soccer) because I found myself interested in it, and for a short while, enjoying it.

My Dad has always been a lifelong fan of European Football and since he’s been home for a year because of a bad accident, he’s been watching a lot more of it. I work from home, so I couldn’t really escape it, and when I had the chance to sit down and watch it, I found I was using it as a way to bond with him to try and connect to him…my Mars being in Cancer- sign of home and family.

I watched a full season of Football this year watching Juventus, Inter-Milan, Liverpool, & Champions League, & Europa League the closest. I was specifically following all of the Croatian stars due to my heritage. I was even reading sports news, and even participated in some online forums for some football clubs. I surprised myself at just how dedicated I was to a sport that up until this year, I hated.

Last week I made the official decision to stop watching European football. It was during that week that I experienced my Mars Return- the time when transiting Mars meets up with your natal Mars. Since that happened, I lost all interest in it, and realized just how toxic football was for me.

Why I Quit Watching Football

1.  First of all, after I experienced my official Mars return last Saturday on June 8th, Croatia happened to play Wales for a Eurocup qualifying game, and Portugal won the League of Nations. I decided to go and comment on some Youtube videos that fans made analyzing the games. I found myself giving some very honest critiques only to have several people gang up on me and make sexist and degrading remarks about me and my thoughts. After that, I decided I had had enough, because this was an ongoing issue for me.

2.  What I came to learn about European Football is that it’s extremely racist. I could see that the Croatian players were always the most under-paid and over-worked players on their teams. People from other European countries were always making racist comments about Croatians and other nationalities. Football media was incredibly biased and playing favourites to certain countries and players. This really triggered me because I could not understand why Croatia was so hated? So what if they came second at the 2018 FIFA World Cup? They have always been a competitive team in Europe with very strong individual players with achievements (and all this considering they are a tiny country). I came to learn that Croatia has its natal Moon at 3 degrees Scorpio- the sign and degree of the Moon’s fall, so no matter what, they are always going to be un-liked. I still did not like the demeaning hate speech online so I decided to step away from Youtube and the forums. As I mentioned, my natal Mars is in Cancer, so I get very triggered when someone says something negative about my heritage.

3.  I also quit watching it because I found it to be very bi-polar. If a player had a good game he was a hero and if his next performance wasn’t that good he would be a zero. This idiotic behaviour from the fans was a huge turn off for me because no one is perfect and it made me wonder if these people treat their friends and family the same way? That you’re garbage unless you achieve something?

4.  I also stopped watching European football because I found it to be a very evil and corrupt business. Every player has a price tag and they are completely disposable. There is no loyalty, no trust, and no respect. At the same time, the players are multi-millionaires who for the most part are not charitable. I’m especially critical of players who come from small or poor countries who do not help out their country. They’re kicking a ball around and getting millions for it. It’s a bit excessive, don’t you think?

5.  The egos. The worship of players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is absolutely sickening. So they kicked the ball in the net more than someone else. Why does that make them Gods? Have they cured a disease? Did they create world peace? Nope. I did notice that all of the most successful superstar players have wounded masculinity. Messi was under-developed as a boy and had to take human growth hormones, Ronaldo’s father was an alcoholic and died when he was a kid, Modric grew up extremely poor during the war in Croatia and his grandfather who helped raise him, was murdered in that same war. All these guys are trying to use the Martian activity of football to over-compensate for their complexes.

Mars Mission

So when my Mars came home I realized just how toxic and degrading this sport is, for everyone involved- the fans, the players, the management etc. An important lesson for me that I learned during my Mars activity was that knowing how to conserve my energy and where to direct it, is extremely important for my health due to some bad aspects from my Mars. Watching European football for 1 year allowed me to experience the depth of my Mars that I had previously not known. With my Mars being in Cancer, it’s a very internalized energy that doesn’t always have an outlet for its expression, which is why physical activity is recommended. I can’t say that I experienced any positive Martian activity this year, apart from becoming more assertive. Football helped me to see what my triggers are and what I need to avoid.

It showed me that ethnicity is mentality, projection comes from rejection, everyone has a price, masculine energy is self-destructive, and egos are wounds. Interestingly enough, all of these are markers of my natal Mars. All of the reasons that I listed for choosing to quit watching European football are things that my Mars is guilty of suppressing and expressing. Forming a close relationship to Mars this year helped me to make peace with his unpleasant qualities.

 

Have you experienced your Mars Return? What sorts of lessons did you learn?

 

 

 

 

Full Moon in Sagittarius June 18, 2019: Life’s a Journey

Lunation: Full Moon in Sagittarius 25 degrees

Time:

  • Los Angeles – 17 June 1:30 am
  • New York – 17 June 4:30 am
  • London – 17 June 9:30 am
  • Delhi – 17 June 2:00 pm
  • Sydney – 17 June 6:30 pm

(Tines from The Astrology King)

Moonbeams: Life takes the lead when we need to align to something bigger and better that’s waiting for us.

The Aspects

Saturn sextile Neptune- make it happen

Jupiter square Neptune- fact vs. fiction

Mercury conjunct Mars- headstrong

Mercury opposite Saturn- feeling blocked

Mars opposite Saturn- frustration

Mercury trine Neptune- ability to see past obstacles

Mars trine Neptune- inspired action

Moon conjunct Jupiter- the illumination of a new journey about to begin

 

Image result for journey poem by rainer maria rilke

 

The aspects of this Full Moon reminds me of the above quote by Rilke. This lunation will be opening the gates (Saturn) of our perception to see a path that until this point was obscured by thorny bushes, a carpet of dried leaves, and creepy crawlers. We are going to receive information that is going to force us to say good-bye to the yellow brick road that has brought us to this destination. It’s time for us to embark on a new journey.

For many of us, we will be making some important decisions over the next two weeks regarding the direction of our life. The Full Moon will be guiding us to a place where our actions can connect to our purpose in a meaningful way.  She will be forcing us into the beyond where spirit and matter converge to birth new life. In fact, this Full Moon will be conjunct the Galactic Centre where it is believed souls enter and leave. It will feel scary leaving the past behind, and with some difficulties with Saturn showing up at this time, we will need to feel the implications of moving out into the beyond in our physical reality so we can better orient (Sagittarius) ourselves. When things come to an end, and when life gets difficult, it’s because things are being removed and reworked for our benefit. Sagittarius is all about truth and whatever is untrue must go.

A Sagittarius Full Moon is a silver opportunity to shine a light upon the journey that we call life. Let life guide you. It’s never lead you astray.

Sorrow (Thornskinned Heroines, Vol 1) by Saiteru- REVIEW

In this quirky retelling of Cinderella, Saiteru presents a fairytale princess who is anything but a lonely dis-empowered girl sitting in a dark, cold, dusty cellar. This Cinderella is a young woman with hopes, dreams, vulnerabilities, and pain. Presented via letters, journal entries, and poems, Cinderella offers a glimpse into her life behind the storybook glittering facade. Without giving too much away, the sorrow of this volume is having to do with a young woman attempting to create her own life with her prince only to have it turn to rubble when her past in the guise of a wicked stepmother begins to wage war against her and her kingdom. Yes, a literal war is taking place between two kingdoms, but a more sinister war is taking place between a jealous wicked woman attempting to destroy the freedom and comfort that a happily ever after provides. What is clever about this volume is that we find our princess in distress, whose prince cannot save her. What happens when he can’t come riding on his white horse and make everything right? All she wants is to rise up like the smoke from the cinder soot and claim her stake in the world. She refuses to surrender and resign to the shadow that is encroaching upon her kingdom. We see her grappling with sadness and stubbornness but also reaching for hope and resolve. Her glass slipper is no longer a rescue device, but a sword that needs to be wielded to put an end to the hate and pettiness. To many modern day readers, the glass slipper may be seen as an archaic symbol of oppression, an anti-feminist tool, but reading Cinderella’s account of her life before, during, and after the war, we realize that the glass slipper is a symbol of salvation. Spending life as a cinder-girl was perhaps an opportunity to cleanse herself in its purifying fires so in the end she became more than a dying ember…because even embers even when put out still produce tiny fragments of light.

Thank you to Kingdoms in the Wild for reaching out to me to review this work!

New Moon in Gemini June 3rd 2019: Miss Peregrine

The New Moon in Gemini on June 3rd 2019, is what is known as a peregrine Moon. She is not making any aspects to any planets. However, there is one major aspect that is in the background that has already revealed itself back in January. A peregrine Moon functions as though it is neutral, almost as if it’s hovering in the sky between two worlds.

Aspects

Jupiter square Neptune-Jupiter in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces is the big aspect happening with this New Moon. It already occurred on January 13, 2019. It will be occurring one more time this year. We can expect the truth being obscured by the iridescent waters of Neptune in Pisces. Things will be presented one way but will turn out to be very different. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. This transit can make us idealistic falling into the ethereal trap that watery energies like to set up. Jupiter in Sagittarius is telling us we must modify our beliefs to align with our morals and values. The big test will be are you going to let fantasy and idealism carry you away even though you know it’s not going to end well? Or are you willing to stand up for your truth and walk away even if the siren song of Neptune in Pisces is intoxicating? Deception is seductive but we have the “God” planet Jupiter in the sign of Sagittarius which is all about taking the high road even if you don’t know the final outcome. You can keep your rose coloured glasses on, but be prepared, Jupiter will hold you accountable for your actions.

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The Kozminsky Symbol for the New Moon at 12 degrees Gemini is:

13º Gemini: Two men playing at cards, a man standing behind one player making signs to his opponent.
Denotes one exposed to treachery and deceit who will incline to place too much reliance on those unworthy of his confidence. Care in the choice of friends should be his constant charge, nor should he indulge in ventures of a risky nature at the suggestion of any one, nor put himself in the power of any man. It is a symbol of Deceit.

This symbol speaks of a hidden world contained within a world. There is something going in behind the scenes in our lives that we just aren’t seeing at the moment. The more we align our reality to our truth, to our higher purpose, the more this “secret life” will begin coming out into the open.

The dispositor is Mercury in Gemini at 27 degrees

28º Gemini: A number of workmen building a railway track through barren country.
Denotes one who through industry and prudence finds ways to aid himself over the greatest difficulties, and in aiding himself he confers lasting benefits on others. He approaches problems with determination and an understanding mind, and grapples until he firmly masters then. It is a symbol of Indefatigableness.

This symbol makes me think of building a bridge, or in this case, a railway between our reality and the reality that is performing in the background of our lives. We all live a double life (Gemini is the twins) and this New Moon is asking us to start bridging the gap between our two selves. So if you are an office worker by day and a tarot reader by night, now is the time to start bringing the hidden out into the open. Maybe you start teaching Tarot classes on the week-end? Whatever it might be, we have to start bringing our truth out into the open instead of letting it be carried away the currents of false hope and imagination otherwise we’re going to get burned by the upcoming eclipses.

Miss Peregrine

This Moon reminded me of the film and book ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.’ In this story, there is a hidden world contained within a world that is reliving the same moment in time over and over again. It is presided over by a peregrine falcon who is taking care of a group of peculiar children who are living in exile in this world. The main character of the film Jake, stumbling upon this hidden world, discovers the truth of who he is, family secrets, and purpose to his life that he would never have discovered in the “real world.”

This is a lesson for all of us during this New Moon. There is truth and information that can be found in our secret world, but it’s useless unless we can use it to fix and heal our “real world.” We might even discover that the life we are living is the actual illusion instead of our dreams.

I’d like to mention that the Vatican has the Jupiter square Neptune aspect natally, and I think we know that its deceptive image is merely a front for more sinister things going on behind its bejeweled facade.

So is the life you’re living a front for something beautiful or perhaps ugly that is being hidden behind the curtain?

 

 

 

Full Moon in Scorpio May 18: Medusa

After having two back to back Full Moons in Libra, this FM in Scorpio is going to be sculpting the light to shine its rays into the crevices where we’ve been afraid to look. This isn’t going to be as dark of a Scorpionic Moon that we’ve had in the past, but it’s definitely going to be confrontational.

Aspects

Sun conjunct Mercury in Taurus- information of Venusian themes coming to light

Sun conjunct Algol- see below

Venus conjunct Uranus- shocking but liberating freedom

The Sun will be conjunct the star Algol (Medua’s head) which is opposing the Moon. If we take a closer look at Medusa we can see her story playing out during this lunation.

Medusa is a symbol representing female rage who ultimately uses her anger as power by being able to turn people into stone. The rage is symbolic of being unable to cope with reality, thus petrifying all things, allows one to escape from a life that is meaningless and devoid of passion.

With the Sun conjunct Mercury in Taurus, there is information regarding our security, finances, material things, and values that will be illuminated. With it opposing Scorpio, it’s not going to be easy to look at.

I cannot help remembering a remark of De Casseres. It was over the wine in Mouquin’s. Said he: “The profoundest instinct in man is to war against the truth; that is, against the Real. He shuns facts from his infancy. His life is a perpetual evasion. Miracle, chimera and to-morrow keep him alive. He lives on fiction and myth. It is the Lie that makes him free. Animals alone are given the privilege of lifting the veil of Isis; men dare not. The animal, awake, has no fictional escape from the Real because he has no imagination. Man, awake, is compelled to seek a perpetual escape into Hope, Belief, Fable, Art, God, Socialism, Immortality, Alcohol, Love. From Medusa-Truth he makes an appeal to Maya-Lie.”

— Jack LondonThe Mutiny of the Elsinore

Medusa might be turning things into stone, creating permanent displays of a moment in time, but afterall stone is beautiful. It’s a reminder of the raw majestic strength and power of life. We may find the truth uncomfortable but we need to think of the truth as statues or stone bricks that support us in creating a life we want to live.

Turn those fears, hurts, wounds, insecurities into stone. Look at them and carve them into something beautiful. Let’s not forget that Pegasus was born from Medusa- a symbol of eternal light, beauty, art, poetry, and goodness.

 

 

Picture: Medusa by Carvaggio

Life Lessons from the film ‘Unicorn Store’

I recently watched the movie ‘Unicorn Store’ on Netflix and was pleasantly surprised at how many important life lessons it contained. Here is a synopsis of the film:

After failing out of art school and taking a humdrum office job, a whimsical painter gets a chance to fulfill her lifelong dream of adopting a unicorn.

This is a quirky movie not meant to be serious or dramatic but the messages throughout the film were powerful and spiritual. I could strongly relate to Brie Larson’s character Kit as I’m sure anyone who has also found themselves at some point stuck living a life devoid of purpose and innocence would. Kit finds herself working at a temp agency after her art school stint didn’t work out. She is a loud personality who believes in magic and passion but her co-workers are devoid of life- apathetic and miserable. While working at the temp agency, Kit receives a mysterious letter from “The Salesman” (Samuel L. Jackson) who invites her to “The Store,” the place that sells “what you need.” The Salesman offers Kit the chance to fulfill her childhood fantasy of owning a unicorn. Kit must prepare for ownership of a unicorn by meeting specific requirements detailed in files given to her by the Salesman. The requirements are listed down below and they are in fact universal requirements for manifesting anything you want in your life. This is where the film becomes so much more than a weird movie about a girl and a unicorn.

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1.You must first build a home for the unicorn

We need proper foundation for our dreams to manifest. Is your life accommodating for what you want? Is your environment the right habitat for your dream? What needs to change?

2.Feed your unicorn in body and mind

You have to nourish your dreams if you want them to manifest. What should you be doing in order for them to thrive?

For example, if you want to start an online business, are you keeping your laptop on? Do you have an email address? Are you taking courses on entrepreneurship? Are you being inspired by businesses?

3.Caring for your unicorn

You must support it with love because it’s very sensitive to negative energies.

You can’t treat your dream like the way you treat things you hate.

Other Lessons

At the beginning of the film when Kit genuinely believed she was going to receive a unicorn, it felt electrifying to her. It was so intense that she ran away from it, disbelieving it could actually be true. Synchronicities about unicorns started following her wherever she went. I thought this was a perfect depiction of what happens when we over-think things and then let our egos decide what is real and right for us. Synchronicities are the universe’s way of saying you are on the right track.

When Kit began to get impatient with the “salesman” he accused her of being selfish for trying to force things to happen. In life we self-sabotage ourselves when we assume that we have control. All we have to do is believe in something so intensely and prepare for it which allows the universe to make it happen. When we give up control, that’s when things manifest.

Kit had a fun loud personality which was viewed as childish by her family and peers. Judgement is expected when you decide to do the non-traditional but the judgement is a result of people wishing they could live with as much excitement and passion.

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Kit’s parents ran a self-help retreat group in the film and she accused them of not believing in her and supporting her in her dreams. By the end of the film she is able to reconcile with them because she realizes that they were always there for her, but she didn’t see it because she kept running away from herself and not taking responsibility for her feelings.

Some reviewers are saying this film is about a “a twenty-something woman finally deciding she’s growing up.” I didn’t agree with these reviews because that’s not the message. The message is that when we support ourselves, we can create the life we want, but being an adult isn’t about living life like her temp agency co-workers, that being an adult means we have to be miserable and serious. No, growing up means that we can use the magic of our inner child to achieve the impossible.

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A question I thought a lot about during the film was “do we have a good reason for hiding from ourselves?” All of us at some point or another have pushed away all hopes, dreams, and desires in favour of a life that we aren’t happy with. How did we get here?

Moral of the Story

When you’re supporting, nourishing, and loving yourself, that’s when things manifest, that’s when you can create the life of your dreams.

When Kit finally came face to face with the unicorn that the salesman promised her after she fulfilled all the requirements, she thanked him for always being there for her and she decided she didn’t need him anymore, which meant the next person in line could have him.

Are dreams and hopes are always there for us. Are we there for them though? Are we there for ourselves?

Maybe it’s less about achieving your dream and more about believing you can achieve your dream. 

 

I would highly recommend checking out ‘Unicorn Store’ on Netflix….

 

 

 

My Culture is the Best: Cosmic Chit-Chat

Did the title of this blog trigger you a little? If it did, welcome to the North Node in Cancer! The North Node has been traveling through Cancer since November 2018 and you can read more about this transit here. In my blog about this astrological event, I predicted that there would be a greater emphasis on nationalism and ancestry as the nodal axis is currently placed in the areas dealing with culture and roots. Have you noticed all of the commercials and companies popping up for ancestral DNA analysis?(Let’s keep in mind that the SN is in Capricorn which rules the elitist governments and big business so they definitely have ulterior motives for the massive DNA collection they’re doing) Have you been researching your own family tree or connecting more with your culture? Have you seen more nationalism or racism? Your answer should be “yes” to all of these questions, because the intensity of the times we’re living in is being felt on the most minute levels.

Personal Story 

For me personally, I started feeling the ancestral stuff last summer during the World Cup. Seeing my ancestral home win the silver medal brought up a lot of emotions for me. I have definitely been feeling the call to visit my family’s homeland and have immersed myself more into the culture. This has been a way for me to connect with my roots which has helped me understand myself a lot better. I have come to realize that characteristics that I thought were unique to me, are in fact, cultural. I have also taken off the rose coloured glasses and have seen and experienced the not so nice parts of my culture which hasn’t been easy. There is a darker aspect to this transit which people are avoiding, and it’s called “nationalism.”

For the past few weeks I have found myself watching expat videos on Youtube. I’ve been watching some channels about expats views on living in countries such as France, Croatia, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, and England. While I have found the videos to be very eye-opening, the commentary of the anonymous viewers in the comment sections has been a little disturbing.

I have repeatedly seen very prejudiced and racist comments, people boasting about how their country is “the best” and degrading demeaning pokes at the culture being discussed and cultures and countries not being discussed. I know this is typically more of a “European” thing as there is an extremely deep attachment to the protectionist ideology, however, there is something bigger going on here.

Distortion

The nodes of the Moon distort. They are actually invisible points. They are not specifically something we can observe through a telescope. They are the dragon’s head and dragon’s tail that have been severed, meaning neither one can properly function or survive without the other. Wherever the nodes are traveling, specifically the NN, we experience an illusory and distorted energy. Things are not what they appear to be. We are taking in all of these experiences but we aren’t digesting them because our body has been cut off. We usually don’t process our nodal experiences until they have changed signs. With the North Node in Cancer, people are holding very tightly onto their cultures and national identities to the point that they are suffocating themselves with rhetoric and belief systems that are currently being expelled by the South Node in Capricorn.

The South Node in Capricorn is destabilizing our lives in order to restructure them. When people are experiencing rapid change, they always grab onto security. Things that are unchanging and reliable. So there has been a rise of nationalism and culture chest pounding because people feel like they’re losing control.

The rise in racism is happening because people cannot tolerate or accept themselves in a rapidly changing world. Loyalty is fear disguised. They glamourize and egotize their cultures because the NN is not allowing them to “see” if for what it is. The North Node in Cancer is forcing us deeper into our culture/ancestry so we can free ourselves from their binding chains- South Node in Capricorn.

Culture Club

Sadly I’ve come to learn that culture is mentality. People from specific cultures all tend to think the same way unless they have done the inner work to empower themselves. The South Node in Capricorn is trying to rid our lives of these outdated ways of thinking and living via institutions, paradigms, lifestyles, business, laws etc. I would like to add mentality to this list as well because it is such a strong controlling force in our lives. The South Node was transiting Aquarius last year which was a precursor to this notion of saying goodbye to group think. The SN in Capricorn is now targeting the infrastructure of our lives. We need to start thinking for ourselves, and with the NN in Cancer, we need to connect with our cultures so we can let the SN in Capricorn digest it- to allow it to absorb the nutritional qualities and to expel the toxic elements. We can only empower ourselves when we are able to understand where we fit into the context of our culture. Are you a leader or a follower? Are you a wolf or a sheep? Your are not defined by your culture or your home country. You are where you heart is, so is home where the heart is? Or is it somewhere else? Go and find it. You most definitely will when the lunar axis shifts into Gemini/Sagittarius next year.

Have you experienced any of the things mentioned in this blog?

 

 

New Moon in Taurus May 4, 2019: Love Yourself

The New Moon in Taurus is going to be drawing a fine line between the ego and the heart. Our ego prevents us from accepting those parts of ourselves that challenge the “norm.” Yet our heart is in fact the one making those parts of ourselves stronger, louder, and more visible. The lesson here is to love yourself completely and unconditionally. You do this by acknowledging every thought, choice, decision, and feeling as it appears.

The Aspects

Sun sextile Neptune- greater sensitivity and thinking things are better than they actually are.

Mars opposite Jupiter- trying to force your truth without first knowing what your truth is

Venus square Saturn & Pluto- letting go of who you think you are

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The recurring message of these aspects is a lack of grounding- a difficulty in seeing your reality and life for as it is. At this New Moon you are being called to stop using indulgences as a form of avoidance. When you begin comforting yourself, you bring yourself back into alignment with the rhythmical energies of Earth, receiving clarity in abundance.

The Moon is quite happy in Taurus as she is exalted here, but her longing for stability and security is going to be at odds with what is happening internally. The ruler of the New Moon is Venus in Aries who is not happy here. Venus in Aries has to get clear on what her values are and to surrender completely to who she is no matter what people think of her. Venus will be at 17 degrees Aries near the Sun’s exaltation degree of 19 degrees Aries so we need to burn away our ego and embrace who we are.

The kozminsky symbol for 17 degrees Aries is:

18º Aries: The goddess Venus holding out her hands to a wounded soldier, who is painfully trying to reach her.
Denotes sympathy. Many times will the native stumble and fall by the way, but ever will there be a bright light before him to dispel the darkness of the night and to dissipate his fears. The mind is aspiring, but to reach its ideal, pain and struggle are involved. The native must not falter, for very nigh unto him is his hope-a little sacrifice and endeavor will unite him to it. It is a symbol of Upraising.

This degree allows us to recognize our pain and wounds as being the means to which we can unite our heart and mind which is the only way to create tangible changes in our lives. We must stop criticizing ourselves and start respecting our differences and shadows because they are begging for love, they are messages coming from our heart as I mentioned at the beginning of this post.

Love Yourself

Taurus energy is all about indulging in the pleasures of the Earth, but these sensual indulgences are transitory and disposable. We need to be self-indulging which means comforting our wounded inner child, speaking to our neglected voice, hugging our pain body, soothing our over-worked mind, and saying hello to our shadow who is standing fearfully in the corners of our psyche. Acknowledgment is a form of love.

 

 

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