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

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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.

 

 

Photo: Escape Heaven

Thoughts on Spiritual Entrepreneurs & Social Media

I can’t tell you how many times I have resonated with someone’s work and then feel extremely disappointed ,and in some cases, offended by their social media pages. I feel very strongly about this subject and as someone who uses social media in a very specific way, I thought I would share my thoughts about the booming market of spiritual entrepreneurship.

Just yesterday, I was taking a course on starting a soul-aligned spiritual business and I resonated with the teacher’s work, only to find her Instagram page misaligned. The message of her business is to help people embody their desires for having a successful spiritual business. This was a very unique approach to business coaching that is clearly missing in the industry. I found the woman to be empowering and inspiring, and she herself said it’s her passion to coach other aspiring spiritual entrepreneurs in finding their success. She linked her social media accounts to her webinar and so I thought I would check her out.

Upon finding her Instagram page, I was a little taken aback at how personal it was. There were mostly pictures of herself- in what I would call “bedroom” poses, half-naked, and little provocative. There were many photos of her and her husband being semi-intimate. She had only a few quotes, mostly pictures, and nothing related to her spiritual business content. I was hoping to see posts discussing her methods, teachings, thoughts, and musings about entrepreneurship, but alas, there was nothing at all related to her business!

Too often I have resonated with someone’s work, only to find their social media highly personal, to the point that it’s inappropriate. The boundaries between professional and personal have been blurred to the point that there is no distinction between the two. I find this troubling because when someone is very transparent, it alters the perception of their work. It’s sort of like when you are a fan of an actor, and then you meet them in person and are very disappointed. You can never watch their films in the same away again.

When I resonate with someone’s work, I expect to see professionalism from their social media accounts. I don’t want to know anything about their personal lives because that’s not what drew me to them in the first place. I don’t want to feel like I’m “friends” with them, I want to keep the relationship strictly business.

As for the entrepreneurs, I think the problem lies in that their businesses are often named after themselves. Right away there is no differentiation between them and their work. I would highly recommend those thinking about starting a business to name it something other than your own legal name.

The argument coming from spiritual entrepreneurs is that they’re all about “unfiltered authenticity.” That they can post whatever they want because they are embodying and living their dream. That they don’t want to be contrived and edited. My counter-argument to them is there is a difference between authenticity and transparency. Yes, being authentic is about “being you” but keep it within the context of your business. How are half naked pictures with you and your boyfriend helping me? They will be the first to say that social media is an important part of their business marketing, and yet their social media is totally disconnected from their message.

I have to also question those who name their businesses after themselves. Are they perhaps doing this to achieve a false sense of connection? Are the likes and followers “friends” in their eyes? Naming a business after yourself is an egocentric trap. Furthermore, even entrepreneurs who don’t have businesses named after themselves have huge egos and content that is unrelated to their message. Down below I have listed some red flags about spiritual businesses on social media:

  1.  Mostly photos of the business owner
  2. The business owner gives themselves many names such as “lightworker” “mystic” “guru” “healer”
  3. Lots of giveaways and freebies
  4. Overly staged photos that include macrame, a lighted candle, a faux fur throw, and a few random crystals to try to invoke a “spiritual” aesthetic
  5. Posts discussing random facts about themselves or “ask me anything about myself”
  6. An emphasis on how many followers they have
  7. Plagiarized content
  8. Guided meditations included on their website, yet they are not certified meditation teachers
  9. A good amount of sponsored posts
  10. Click bait

Ironically, it’s the parts of your life that you don’t share on social media that are the most authentic parts of yourself, because you don’t feel the need to put them on a soap box. This relates to the fourth house in Astrology where we find the IC…the darkest part of the chart. It is there were all of our intimate secrets are kept, and getting to know this part of yourself is what will help you shine your light in the world which we can see in the 10th house.

We need more boundaries in the spiritual industry. It would be a lot healthier if there were.

 

Photo: Weheartit

Full Moon in Libra April 19, 2019: Light Spectrum

The Full Moon in Libra is occurring at 29 degrees Libra which is an anaretic degree, so the push to harmonize and bring together seemingly separate things is at its strongest…not to mention this our second Full Moon in Libra in 2019. The Moon is about to enter the watery depths of zero degrees Scorpio- where the water is murky and black, where we will need to explore these new depths, where light can be located.

The 29th degree of the Moon speaks about an accumulation of energy, or we can say justice since the Moon is in Libra. But what is justice?

The Symbols

The Sabian Symbol for 29 Libra is: Libra 30: Three Mounds of Knowledge on a Philosopher’s Head

This is about getting out of our heads and seeing the bigger picture. It’s about seeing the truth of a situation and there is nothing more truthful than justice (Libra).

The Kozminsky Symbol for this FM is: 30º Libra: A boy moping over his book in a schoolroom.
Denotes one who will have to wake up else he will be elbowed out of everything by others more vigorous. He is possessed of good mental qualities, is well-mannered and good-natured, but he allows others to take advantage of him, and he will suffer from deceit and unfairness. It is a symbol of Sluggishness.

This symbol is also about taking a step back to blur your eyes so you can truly see what is in front of you. The sluggishness is about a softening of the gaze.

The Aspects

The only major aspect during this FM is the Moon opposition to Uranus. This means we will have a strong need to go it alone and in order for us to bring together the “three mounds of knowledge” – Heaven, Earth, & Man.

The dispositor of the FM is Venus at 28 degrees Pisces. The Sabian Symbol for her is:

Pisces 29: The Light Passing Through A Prism

This is about acknowledging the connection between all things. It’s about understanding the relationship (Libra) between the whole and the parts. It’s about seeing how everything is connected. Venus is just one degree past its exaltation point so it speaks about the light of the universe being found in our heart. We have to appreciate the beauty of inter-connectedness. When we are able to truly see the balance of life “as above so below, as without so within,” miracles happen.

There is a beautiful quote from the book/film ‘Winter’s Tale’ which evokes the energy of this lunation:

Justice can sleep for years and awaken when it is least expected. A miracle is nothing more than dormant justice from another time arriving to compensate those it has cruelly abandoned.”- Winter’s Tale, Mark Halprin

To Conclude…

The Full Moon in Libra is asking us to believe in ourselves and the luminous connections we radiate out of our heart. To believe in yourself is to believe in heaven, earth, and humanity. It’s about believing in love.

Take some time during this Full Moon to think about everything you are connected to. Start with a person who is close to you and map out every person that person knows. Try it with an object, or a place, or something close to your heart. You will see that those things that mean something to you are but beams of love who form connecting prisms of light with every other thing in this world. The scales of justice are a light spectrum, we can only see the entirety of light by coming to a balanced place within our hearts first.

Once again here is another quote from ‘Winter’s Tale.’

“All rivers run full to the sea; those who are apart are brought together; the lost ones are redeemed; the dead come back to life; the perfectly blue days that have begun and ended in golden dimness continue, immobile and accessible; and, when all is perceived in such a way as to obviate time, justice becomes apparent not as something that will be, but something that is.” – Winter’s Tale, Mark Halprin

 

 

 

 

New Moon in Aries April 5, 2019: Wildflowers

The New Moon in Aries after the Spring Equinox is the official start of the new year! The energies attached to this lunation will plant the seeds of what the next 12 months will be sprouting. This particular New Moon is asking us to put down our roots before we start forcing growth.

The Aspects

New Moon square Saturn, Pluto, South Node in Capricorn- is the garden we are trying to grow in fertile enough to support our growth?

New Moon trine Ceres- it’s time to start plucking out the weeds and clipping back the dead parts in order to stimulate new growth

Mercury conjunct Neptune in Pisces- visualize your blooms, but understand that blossoms have a short life span. The process of growing is more important than what is actually revealed.

The Kozminsky symbol for this New Moon is:

16º Aries: Wild flowers growing amidst the corn in a sunlit field.

Denotes a person of charm, a lover of freedom- mental and physical-of nature, and of simple loveliness whose works in life will be blessed with success, and whose individuality will make itself felt amongst men. It is a symbol of Abundance.

Aries energy is impulsive, pioneering, energetic, and fierce but the difficult aspect to the stellium in Capricorn is reminding us to direct our energies to sustaining our growth. This means we must be patient, resourceful, creative, and committed to our long term vision no matter how difficult things may get.

As the Kozminsky symbol says, we must look to wildflowers as inspiration. They grow where the conditions are right for them, not necessarily where they want to grow. Rather than forcing things to happen, let’s adapt to the conditions that arise because the winds of change are blowing from Capricorn, so let’s be open to and accepting of where our seeds germinate, because that’s the fertile ground where our visions and ideas will bloom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

25 Things I’ve Learned in 25 Years

Today I am officially 26 years old! I thought it would be nice to reflect back on my 25 years and think about 25 things I’ve learned in this time span.

  1. We are expressions of our environment, not products.
  2. Not enough care is given to those who are struggling in the wrong environment. We over-care for the thriving.
  3. Your wound is what gives your life form. It is the archetype that informs your story.
  4. Compassion is the only way to change your perception.
  5. Our heart is the muscle we use the least.
  6. Our family is a microcosm of all lessons we must learn in our life.
  7. One failure doesn’t erase all your successes.
  8. Don’t be obstructed by your own intense deliberations.
  9. The hardest wall to break through is people.
  10. If you truly respect something you will listen to every opinion with an open mind.
  11. We all get to experience everything in life, but not all of it will be obvious traditional.
  12. If you are triggered by a nasty or rude comment, you are valuing it.
  13. We can’t fight for justice because it’s superior to fighting.
  14. Luck implies randomness which doesn’t exist.
  15. Spiritual awakenings occur in order to be passed on.
  16. Nobody cares what you’re doing because they’re too consumed with themselves.
  17. Self-love is believing that you have the freedom to do you.
  18. Stop being a shoulder to cry on and you’ll see who was just using you for emotional support.
  19. Petty people are just young souls.
  20. Certain things don’t happen to you because they would be too much of a distraction.
  21. Everything is fine and will be OK.
  22. Always speak your truth even if people judge you, because it’s better to be around authentic centered people instead of phonies.
  23. Treat your passions as your career.
  24. Have conversations with your guides….greet them in the morning and wish them a goodnight.
  25. Always remain optimistic because everything falls into place when you’re ready 😉

Full Moon in Libra March 20/21, 2019: Cultivation Restoration

The Full Moon in Libra on March 20/21st is completing a 7 year cycle that began with a New Moon in Aries on March 22, 2012. The Full Moon lasts approximately 3 days, so while it is occurring on the Spring Equinox, it’s energies will be felt until the 22nd.

Flashback

The New Moon in Aries in 2012 was conjunct Uranus in Aries and Mercury was retrograde in Aries squaring Pluto in Capricorn, while Mars was retrograde in Virgo. These themes spoke about a major paradigm shift, a new consciousness emerging, and stepping into a new dimension of being. The Full Moon on the Spring Equinox will be opposing the New Moon in Aries of 2012 asking us to see if we have completed the cycle, to see if the transformation has occurred.

The ruler of the New Moon in Aries was Mars Retrograde in Virgo whose Kozminsky symbol was…

7º Virgo: A man in ceremonial robes, with a circlet about his brow, holding the emblem of life–the Crux ansata–in the air.
Denotes one who finds in the philosophies of the ancient masters the true knowledge of life, whose search for the truth is rewarded, and who, an consequence of his dread of doing wrong, has the power of drawing the greatness of right towards him. It is a symbol of Philosophy.

This symbol spoke about the search for truth and the healing that can happen when spiritual truths are realized.

If we look at the Kozminsky symbol for the ruler of this Full Moon (Venus in Aquarius) it says…

24º Aquarius: A woman neatly attired, with her hand on a tomb, looking sorrowfully on a flower-covered grave.
Denotes a refined person forced to meet sorrow face to face. According to the degree of experience to be learned, so will be the degree of sorrow to be endured. Passion is not apart from this degree, but passion leads to pain, whilst subjugation leads to mastery. It is a symbol of Tribute.

This symbol speaks about the sorrow and sadness we may feel looking back over the last 7 years. We may be feeling resentful or sad about our experiences or lack of progress. What we must remember is that every negative experience is recycled into an upgraded version of itself.

Full Moon in Libra Aspects

Moon quincunx Uranus- the only thing that’s constant is change

Mercury sextile Saturn-weighing the pros and cons

Venus square Mars- detachment vs. attachment

Venus sextile Jupiter-understanding the bigger picture

Mars trine Pluto- standing in the full power of your strengths

The aspects of this lunation are helping us to see the equality of gains and losses, strengths and weaknesses, pleasure and pain, profits and losses, victories and defeats. The last 7 years have allowed us to witness and experience the divine elimination process. What’s being removed from our lives is actually being replaced by the most beautiful expansive things. This is the lesson of Libra- to see the purpose of everything and to respect its place in your life no matter how uncomfortable it may make you feel.

Personal Note

This is a personal Full Moon for me as the New Moon in Aries in 2012 was exactly conjunct my own natal New Moon at 2 degrees Aries. 2012 was the most difficult year of my life. It was the year when I began my dark night of the soul and awakening. I had no sense of direction and purpose and I felt hopeless and lost. Leading up to this Full Moon I have come to understand that all of the struggles I have experienced in the last 7 years made me the person I am today and have led down the most beautifully lit golden path. I have a sense of purpose and direction that I would not have found if I hadn’t have traveled through the back roads. It’s when you take the roads less traveled that you end up in the most unexpected and perfect location. 

Robert Wilkinson wrote a beautiful piece about the New Moon in Aries 2012 that explains the energy of the Spring Equinox:

“The next few weeks will continue to bring us rewards to the degree we’ve let go of obsolete things in our life, and we should continue to demonstrate deep compassion and/or understanding, allowing ourselves to be attracted to people and situations that show us our Spiritual group work. There are great rewards and protections to be found in getting clear about the garden we want to cultivate, letting go of old views and understandings, and seeing why we’re making decisions about the past we’re leaving behind…”

The past and present are converging during this auspicious lunation on the Spring Equinox. Let us cultivate the gift of restoration by seeing the gifts and lessons of both the past and present. It’s time to return to our natural landscape of truth.

 

 

 

Queen of Sea and Stars by Anna McKerrow- REVIEW

In the sequel to the sexy and magical world of Daughter of Light and Shadows, Anna McKerrow once again offers up a seductive story involving a young witch who must grapple with embracing her shadows. Her shadows lie in the faerie kingdom where temptation and lust hide behind its enchanting facade. What I loved about this sequel was that we saw more of how the faerie kingdom began to directly affect Faye and her life. It delved deeper into the exploration of the fight between light and dark and how one cannot survive without the other. It examined the price one must pay to choose one life over another and how doing so, forces us to reject a part of ourselves, a part that will continue to gnaw at us until we lose ourself in its ecstasy.

After reading two novels by Anna McKerrow, I have decided that I really like McKerrow’s writing style because her pacing is perfect and her characters are alluring. Some stories about Fae get lost in the details of its imaginary world, but the realism McKerrow brings to her readers is ironically, what makes her stories even more fantastical. I suppose the story about a woman trying to find herself in two seemingly different worlds is a great metaphor for the arduous journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. I do hope there will be a sequel because Queen of Sea and Stars totally bewitched me.