4 Things I Learned from My MOON MATURITY

According to Vedic Astrology, planets mature at certain ages which means they come to their full potential. The ages of maturity for the planets are as follows:

Sun- 21

Moon- 24

Mercury- 32

Mars- 28

Venus- 25

Jupiter- 16

Saturn- 36

Rahu- 42

Ketu 48

A planet that has not reached its maturity will improperly express its attributes. Saturn at 22 will lack the responsibility and structure it so desires until age 36.

I will be turning 25 on March 22nd which will be my Venus maturation which can mean that the Venus ruled houses of my chart will be growing up, and the area of relationships, self worth, values, beauty, and so forth will be realized.

Moon Maturity

This past year I experienced by Moon maturation at age 24. As a Cancer Ascendant in Western Astrology this was a pretty big deal for me as it rules my first house, but sits in my 10th house in the Placidus system but actually rules my 9th house. As a very lunar soul, I can say that I felt this maturation quite strongly.

The Moon rules the emotions, our mind, and our mother. All of these areas underwent their transition into adulthood.

2017 was a year of rapid change for me and it normally doesn’t take alot to get me emotionally overwhelmed. However, 2017 I didn’t cry as much as I normally do, and had a more surrendered approach to all of the instability in my life. I was less emotional in the typical moon child way a.k.a crying about every little thing. I had a more adult approach to things in my life. I had more responsibility with regards to my job (10th house), and my perspective on life and spirituality took a more serious tone (9th house).

What I Learned:

  1. You can’t change anyone

Last year I got my first real job at a New Age shop and found myself embroiled in unwanted office politics. I was very dedicated and hardworking. I have a strong business sense, so working there, I immediately noticed everything that wasn’t working at the store. I suggested a lot of changes, and even went out of my way to initiate them, but I soon realized that it’s not my job to educate someone about their own business. If they don’t want to fix it because it’s simply an income for them, then my passion is being wasted. I’m not here to change anyone, it’s not my responsibility, so sometimes cutting your losses and moving on is the only way to get through to some people. Prior to my Moon maturation, I would have had an emotional breakdown at the thought of not receiving recognition, but thankfully my Moon’s growth spurt helped me to emotionally detach.

2. Everything happens when it’s mean to happen…..

As I mentioned, last year I experienced a lot of life changing things. I quit school unexpectedly, moved temporarily, got what I thought was my dream job, and started doing professional book reviews. When I quit school it was around the eclipses in February and it took me until August to secure a job. Prior to my birthday Moon maturation, I was an emotional mess. I sent out tons of resumes and even went to a career counselor who was stumped as to why I couldn’t find a job? Quite randomly one afternoon in August I was perusing a local new age shop’s Facebook page and saw that they were hiring. I felt an overwhelming feeling of needing to apply, even though I thought I would never get it. Low and behold a few minutes later I got an email back from the owner asking me to come in for an interview the next day. I did, and was hired on the spot! It had to take the most obscure job and advert for me to find the job that was destined for me. My Moon maturity helped me realize that as much as I think I have some sense of control over my life, I really don’t. Now I try not to stress so much about things not happening at the speed I would like them to. Waiting it worthwhile.

3. Dont’t be so pessimistic

Yes, I am a former pessimist. I’m a late bloomer, so it takes a lot longer for me to materialize things in my life which creates an unhealthy cycle of self pity and self criticism. Out of the blue this year I had many happy moments. I started to see that my career and life were finally coming together which gave me a sense of hope for the future. My Moon is in Pisces so I tend to get addicted to melancholy and sadness so my first reaction is normally negative or pessimistic. 24 was a big year for me because I finally had a taste of material success. It made me more optimistic, and the more optimistic I was, the more magnetizing I was doing. I didn’t realize how much harm pessimism was causing me, but my Moon maturity helped me understand that life is what you make of it, and we have to find our happiness everyday.

4. Mom’s aren’t perfect

I also would like to add that the Moon rules over our Mothers, so my relationship with my Mom matured as well. For the first time in my life I started to see her flaws and felt a strong need to emotionally detach from her ( we are super close). We also started talking about more serious things about my life such as relationships, if I ever want to get married or have children, when I want to move out, and so forth. These were things that we normally didn’t talk about so it was nice to have a more grown up connection with her. I started reflecting on my relationship with her, and how she raised me which helped me to form an adult opinion of her.

To conclude….

So tomorrow is my 25th birthday (March 22nd) and I am definitely looking forward to my Venus maturation. My Moon maturation completely transformed my emotional world, so I can’t wait for my Venusian qualities to become the ladies they are meant to be.

What did you experience during your Moon maturity at age 24? I’d love to know!

 

xoxo

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Lunar Eclipse in Leo: Rise Like Lions After Slumber

Date: January 31st

Moonbeams: Rising up, completion, fruition

A Blue Moon (second full moon in one month), Blood Moon, Lunar Eclipse, & Full Moon all wrapped into one nice big lion pride!

A Full Moon is about completion and reaping what you have sown. What began 6 months ago during our last Leo Eclipse is coming up for completion now. If you started a new job then, you might be re-evaluating that job now or you might see some results. Things are finishing up. The Nodes of the Moon are karmic points, hence whatever is finishing up right now is fated.

A Lunar Eclipse is much softer than a Solar Eclipse so don’t expect to experience any major life changing events……you’ll have to wait a couple more weeks for that when we have a Solar Eclipse in Aquarius. The Moon rules our mind and emotions, so this eclipse will see you change the way you think and feel about whatever house Leo rules in your natal chart.

The Leo/Aquarius axis is being illuminated right now with regards to your Leo ruled area of your life. Where have you been too self sacrificing? How have you allowed others to take your power?

Eclipses are check in points. Are you going to sleep the day away like most lions, or are you going to rise from your slumber- hungry and ready to pounce and defend what is yours? When a lion feels its territory is being threatened, it will attack. Take your cue from royalty. Act with dignity and honour.

 

Astro-Witchery

The Cosmic Space Priestess sits perched on her windowsill- her talisman telescope gazes up at the luminaries in the night sky. Her eyes are nebulas, her lips are stars, and her magic weaves a silver spun thread throughout the glittering midnight tapestry up above.

 

Astro-witchery is a form of Astrology that views the zodiac signs as sorcerers, the planets as talismans, and the aspects as spells. Analyzing an astrology chart using this technique allows one to see the horoscope as a grimoire of sorts- full of magical secrets. You can focus on particular parts of the chart for example, you might just decide to focus on career and see what magic lies there and how the witch/warlock can harness that energy.

Sun- the life of the spell

Moon- the emotional intention

Mercury- magic words

Venus- the ingredients/supplies of the spell

Mars- the passion

Jupiter- what the spell will teach you

Saturn- the rules of magic

Neptune- Other-dimensional assistance

Pluto- the dark forces

Uranus- how to break the spell

 

Aries- Energetic Witch

Taurus- Rich Witch

Gemini- Literary Witch

Cancer- Kitchen Witch

Leo- Ceremonial Witch

Virgo- Hedge Witch

Libra- Glamour Witch

Scorpio- Evil Witch

Sagittarius- Eclectic Witch

Capricorn- Traditional Witch

Aquarius- Astro-Witch

Pisces-Sea Witch

 

Conjunctions- magic has no bounds

Squares- magical difficulty

Opposition- breaking magical rules

Trines- Magical Success

Sextiles- Conducive for Magic

Quincunx- unusual elements of magic

Fig Tree Personality- June 14-20, Dec 12-21

If you were born during the above dates, then you were born under the influence of the Fig Tree according to Slavic astrology.

A Fig Tree is a fig of feelings. The olives absorb the energy around them. The olive oil has to be kept closely tight in a small container because it will absorb the scents of the surroundings. You are able to understand the whole spectrum of feelings. Good natured, gentle, and sentimental, your happiness is not stable. Other people’s un-friendliness deeply hurts you and their friendliness makes you happy. In an attempt to please others, sometimes you are too strict towards yourself or your children. You are a faithful partner which makes you very attractive to the opposite sex. You appreciate the values of family and you will work hard to create happiness for them. It is family that gives you security and you need their constant appreciation. Your work is slow but consistent and with your persistency you will achieve results. You find it difficult to start your projects but once you start you do finalize them. Often you get sick during the winter so it’s important that you stay extra warm. You also have a fascination with deserts and sand dunes.

These individuals are highly introspective and spend a great deal of time psycho analyzing themselves. They do better in environments that allows them to work independently. Takes them a long time to mature- don’t come into their own until later in life. They will be interested in history and antiques.

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Mars in Cancer- 2017

Mars moves into Cancer today. I happen to have my natal Mars in Cancer in my first house, so I definitely know how emotionally powerful this transit will be. This transit will be about feeling safe in your feelings. Cancer’s sanctuary lies within, while Mars domain is the real world. We will come to understand that our outer world is a reflection of our inner world. The above photo is from the film ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ which follows the story of 3 orphans who have to stick together in situations that constantly threaten to tear them apart. There’s a great quote in the film that says ‘As long as we have each other, we have a home.’ The need to keep their family unit together (Cancer) became the orphans motivation to survive (Mars).

When Mars threatens to break open Cancer’s shell remember that as long as you have self-trust, vulnerability, and FAMILY, you will be safe.

The 3rd House- What & How You Speak

The third house in Astrology is known as the house of communication. This house typically shows us how we communicate. I have also noticed that the third house also tells you about the way you actually speak and the type of language you like to use. Down below I have gone over each of the 12 signs with relation to the third house.

 

Aries 3rd House- talks quickly, loud, uses “I” a lot, passive aggressive in their tone, confrontational, emotions come through in their voice.

 

Taurus 3rd House- likes to exaggerate, uses beautiful language, likes to talk about food and luxury, usually has a comforting tone of voice, voice can sound throaty.

 

Gemini 3rd House- speaks very quickly, typically there is a speech impediment- such as a stutter or lisp, can sound like a know it all, always have to have the last word.

 

Cancer 3rd House- Soft spoken, speaks slowly, quiver in the voice, chattier at night, woe is me conversations, fuller lips.

 

Leo 3rd House- dominates the conversation, speaks loudly (roars), stands up for others, deeper/huskier voice, doesn’t like small talk- has to be a passionate conversation.

 

Virgo 3rd House- pure language- no swear words or filthy mouth, very descriptive analytical words are used, tends to have bad breath.

 

Libra 3rd House- Uses “we” a lot, can be a little wishy washy-likes to look at pros and cons, not afraid to call someone out and to stand up for themselves.

 

Scorpio 3rd House- stinging words, can provoke others using their language, will purposely speak very quietly in order to make others listen to them, can be phony, thin lips.

 

Sagittarius 3rd House- sounds very philosophical, voice has very strong projectory, can be hesitant to speak up- will think very carefully about what they want to say before they say it, there can also be a speech impediment.

 

Capricorn 3rd House- likes to discuss money, can use harsh sounding words- swear words, uses very basic language, will never show emotion in conversation- can come across as cold.

 

Aquarius 3rd House- Intellectual, can zone out during conversations, can sometimes sound incoherent, can sound very idealistic, likes to include a lot of details in their conversations.

 

Pisces 3rd House- speak very quietly, mystical sounding, can take them a long time to make their point in a conversation, don’t always know how to articulate their thoughts, mouth gets dry very easily.

New Moon in Gemini- “I am Unwritten”

Moonbeams- New Thought Cycle Begins!

Time- 8:44pm UT

3:44 pm ET

12:44pm PDT

4 degrees in Gemini= Stability

New Moons in Gemini are usually times of strong mental activity where new ideas begin to percolate and mercurial activities become the focus. This New Moon is very unique in that it is virtually un-aspected. The skies are quiet during this lunation indicating that something is about to begin. It is in silence and solitude that a-ha moments come to us and inner reflection can take hold.

The planetary ruler of this moon is Mercury who is in the sign of Taurus. Mercury in Taurus becomes quieter and more reflective. Mercury is also sextile Neptune indicating the need to clear the mind of illusions through spiritual practices such as meditation, yoga, and tantras.

This New Moon is about clearing the mind in order to focus the mind. We each have a blank page before us waiting to be written on. It’s a new beginning with no ending so the possibilites are endless.

What’s your story going to be?

The Natasha Bedingfield song ‘Unwritten’ perfectly explains this New Moon in Gemini. Having a lot of air in her natal chart, Natasha’s lyrics capture the essence of Gemini……..suspension of thought in order to let spirit be the scribe.

I am unwritten, can’t read my mind, I’m undefined

I’m just beginning, the pen’s in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you

Open up the dirty window

Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance

So close you can almost taste it

Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you

Only you can let it in

No one else, no one else

Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken

Live your life with arms wide open

Today is where your book begins

The rest is still unwritten

Oh, oh, oh

I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines

We’ve been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can’t live that way

Staring at the blank page before you

Open up the dirty window

Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance

So close you can almost taste it

Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you

Only you can let it in

No one else, no one else

Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken

Live your life with arms wide open

Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin

No one else can feel it for you

Only you can let it in

No one else, no one else

Can speak the words on your lips

Drench yourself in words unspoken

Live your life with arms wide open

Today is where your book begins

The rest is still unwritten