Nodal Axis in Cancer Capricorn November 2018- 2020: Folk-Heart

The North Node will be moving into Cancer and the South Node Capricorn on November 6, 2018 until 2020. Overall this will be a softening compared to the fired up axis in Leo Aquarius.

 

The North Node in Cancer will be shifting the focus away from “this is who I am” to “this is how I feel.” The North Node in Leo was about deconditioning. It was a time when you took some risks and pursued things that would empower you. Maybe you took up a new hobby or started a new creative project? Or maybe you flaunted your true colours instead of worrying about what your family and friends would think? Now that you have upgraded to a newer version of yourself, it’s time to feel it out.

The NN in Cancer will be a time of nurturing your mind, body, and spirit. Do what will feed your soul. You now know what lights you up from the North Node in Leo. Now you have to Mother it.

The South Node in Capricorn will gift everyone with perseverance and focus. You will need to use those qualities to achieve comfort in your life. A SN in Capricorn can make it difficult to focus on things besides career and wealth, but this will be the transit where lifestyles will be restructured. Have you ever met someone who had a successful career and then unexpectedly quit and decided to buy a farm and spend the rest of their days tending to sheep? Chances are they were born with this axis. It’s going to be less about the rat race and more about enjoying life. Here are some questions to reflect on:

What will make you feel emotionally fufilled in your life?

How do I really feel about this?

Look back to the years 2000/2001 to see what was happening in your life then. The NN was in Cancer at that time so see what Cancerian themes were happening for you.

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I predict there will be more nationalism and ancestral healing coming up. Cancer rules our family and homeland so I believe many people will be visiting their homelands and many immigrants might choose to go back home. The NN in Cancer will see many people reconnecting (Cancer) to their roots (Capricorn). You will feel yourself pulling away from the known structures in your life but you won’t necessarily know where you are going. Whenever you find yourself gravitating towards your culture, rest assured that this is your higher self’s way of saying “home is where the heart is.” Living a life of passion and intention begins at home, the place where you can be intimate with your feelings. For some that will mean traveling abroad and for others that will mean getting comfy on the couch. Now that the Leo/Aquarius nodal axis has shown you who you really are, now you have to find the right environment that will allow you to honour this new self-honesty.

The NN in Cancer is about finding your place in the world which is in the loving embrace of a person or through loving life. You must nurture your life as if it were a small child. Loving life is the only way you can feel fulfilled. Ironically, the way to a person’s heart is through their stomach.

 

Featured image: Licitar- traditional heart shaped Croatian ornaments

 

 

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August 2018 Monthly Horoscopes

Welcome to the August monthly horoscopes! July was pretty intense and the heat wave continues into August. This month we have a partial Solar Eclipse in Leo, Mercury Retrograde in Leo, Mars Retrograde in Aquarius, and two very lovely harmonious aspects with Jupiter trine Neptune, and Uranus trine Saturn. Please read your horoscope for your rising sign which is your ascendant. I have also included a crystal talisman recommendation for each sign to help you make the most of the best energies this month and to minimize the more difficult energies. Thank you!

 

Aries Rising

Talisman: Peacock Ore

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will push you towards expressing some unique aspect of yourself that can help you to fulfill a long-term dream of yours. Mercury Retrograde also in your 5th house will help you to discard un-favourable self expressions.  Mars retrograde is happening in your 11th house where a purging of your social buddies can occur. Jupiter trine Neptune will create a pocket of energy that will unchain you from old ways of thinking. Uranus trine Saturn will ground the new creative expressions, social circles, and thoughts most obviously in your career.

Taurus Rising

Symbol: Rose Quartz

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will bring some voltage to your house and home. Mercury retrograde also here can help you see where the wires are crossed. Mars retrograde in your 10th house can bring up some insecurities with regards to your career and status. Jupiter trine Neptune will send sparks flying in your relationship sector while Uranus trine Saturn will shift your perspective on what your role is in your personal and professional relationships.

Gemini Rising

Talisman: Septarian

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will place the emphasis on your voice. Mercury retrograde also in Leo will beg you to ask the question “what do I need to say?” Mars retrograde in your 9th house is taking you down a very different path that you haven’t walked before. Jupiter trine Neptune will send its cleansing waters to your health and daily life. Uranus trine Saturn will illuminate this different path.

Cancer Rising

Symbol: Rhodonite

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will bring a spoonful of self-love your way. Mercury retrograde also in your second house will inspire you to be less self-critical. Mars retrograde in your 7th house is helping you to assert your power.  Jupiter trine Neptune will give you a spiritual breakthrough with regards to your purpose. Uranus trine Saturn will ground this new spiritual breakthrough into reality.

Leo Rising

Symbol:  Fire Agate

Hold on to your manes Leos! The Solar Eclipse will be happening in your own sign which is your 1st house. This is your last opportunity for a while to make those changes in yourself and your life. Mercury retrograde also in your 1st house will provide you with the introspection you need. Mars retrograde will make you extra determined to release irrational fears. Jupiter trine Neptune will help you to create peace of mind over something that has been troubling you. Uranus trine Saturn will shift your lifestyle to accommodate changes in your career and status.

Virgo Rising

Symbol:  Charoite

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will confront issues around your misplaced ego. Mercury retrograde also in your 12th house will help you work through issues around giving and receiving. Mars retrograde can bring out some hidden enemies for a confrontation. Jupiter trine Neptune will gift you with the opportunity to deal with your relationships in a more philosophical way. Uranus trine Saturn will make you take a step back from coddling an idea or person that is trying to break free.

Libra Rising

Talisman: Yellow Opal

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will bring encounters with the “right” people who can set you on the “right” path to success. Mercury retrograde in Leo will make you reconsider some of your supposed friends. Mars retrograde in Aquarius is making you extra determined to bring spontaneity and fun back in your life. Jupiter trine Neptune will give you a boost of inspiration that you need in order to lighten up. Uranus trine Saturn will materialize the new-found joy and innocence in your lifestyle.

Scorpio Rising

Talisman: Carnelian

The Solar Eclipse in Leo is bringing a new opportunity in your career sector. With Mercury retrograde also happening in your 10th house, this opportunity might be from the past. Mars retrograde in Aquarius is making it difficult to smooth out problems at home. Jupiter trine Neptune can greatly assist you in repairing the relationship you have between yourself and the sense of lost innocence that you are experiencing. Uranus trine Saturn will enable you to look at all that you have to offer from an objective perspective.

Sagittarius Rising

Talisman: Apophyllite

The Solar Eclipse in Leo is encouraging you to do what works best for you. Mercury retrograde also in your 9th house is reminding you that all the answers you seek are within. Mars retrograde in Aquarius is about asking for what you want. This can be through journaling, self-talk, or discussing it with someone you trust. Jupiter trine Neptune will help you feel more secure in your life. Uranus trine Saturn is bringing self-trust to you.

Capricorn Rising

Talisman: Rhyolite

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will help you realize that you are not your insecurities. Mercury retrograde also in your 8th house will help you to throw away these useless fears. Mars retrograde is causing some frustrations around the need for independence. Jupiter trine Neptune will bring you the support systems you need. Uranus trine Saturn is bringing a lot of luck your way this month.

Aquarius Rising

Talisman: Mookite

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will bring some important changes to your relationship sector. Mercury retrograde in Leo will show you if you are being too selfish or selfless in your relationships. Mars retrograde in your 1st house is teaching you to trust the process. Jupiter trine Neptune can bring some new lucrative opportunities in your career. Uranus trine Saturn can make you want to travel and emotionally detach from your family.

Pisces Rising

Talisman: Ruby

The Solar Eclipse in Leo will change-up your daily routine. What do you need to do that you have been holding off from? Mercury retrograde also in your 6th house can highlight the good, the bad, and the ugly of your health and routine. Mars retrograde in your 12th house will help you to let go of old resentments that are keeping you stuck. Jupiter trine Neptune can bring a mini spiritual awakening whereby you can see the bigger picture. Uranus trine Saturn will help to restructure your social circles to suit the new and improved you.

Full Moon in Capricorn June 28, 2018: A Golden Compass

Moonbeams: Heaviness & Anxiousness

Lesson to Learn: Stagnation is Preparation

The Aspects

The Moon forms a T-Square with the Sun, Moon, Saturn, & Chiron. We are feeling insecure and afraid. The Moon will be conjunct Saturn making it feel as though we are being weighed down by weights. A trine from Uranus is pushing us to look at our situation from a fresh perspective. New ways of doing things are very likely at this time. Mars has also just gone retrograde in Aquarius which is all about forging ahead with integrity. Being true to yourself without losing your objective.

“Live Your Life by a Compass and Not a Clock”- Stephen Covey

Did you know a compass will always tell you the truth? If you know what direction you need to go in, it will always give you the correct answer. Saturn is the lord of time and his conjunction with the Full Moon can make it feel as though time has stopped moving. We are being given an incredible two weeks from the cosmos to get our bearings before the craziness of July’s two eclipses begin. Great change is always preceded by a period of stagnation. The great thing about this lunation is that we have the supportive influence of Uranus which will help us decide what direction we need to go in. This direction might entail removing some people from your life, or it might entail speaking up for yourself. Whatever it might be, now is the perfect time to take a moment and check in with yourself. The square to Chiron can make us feel depressed, but depression is a deep hurt from something in the past. The trine to Uranus can make us feel anxious, which is a deep longing for something you don’t have. Treat your insecurities and fears as a golden compass that is pointing you towards areas where you need to grow.

“What lies before us and what lies behind us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

New Moon in Capricorn January 16, 2018: The Walls Will Crumble

The Moon is encased in lead and steel during this New Moon phase. We have 6 planets in Capricorn which is adding a very serious tone to our lives at this time. Capricorn rules structure, stability, effort, and time- all of which are being illuminated. New Moons are times of self-awareness, so you will be seeing the harshness of the structures that have been created in the Capricorn ruled area of your life. You will feel frustrated as you want to change it up and break free from the tower you have been imprisoned in. However, Saturn will make sure that you first do your time in order for you to understand how you can knock it down and start anew. There’s tension building with the square to Uranus because you and Capricorn both know that it’s going to take time and effort. In order to fix the problem, you first have to know what the problem is.

The walls will crumble……………..eventually.

The song Walls Fall Down by Bedouin Soundclash is so fitting for this lunation. Just take a look at these lyrics

‘A bit unassured, a bit insecure
I climbed up and I saw the world I lacked
And my first stone cracked, foundations collapsed
Standing on the ground in stone I’d found’

The Tower card in the Tarot is also a great representation for this NM. The tower is the Capricornian structure we have built and the square from Uranus is the lightning strike that hits the tower. We won’t be falling off of our tower at this time, but just like the tarot card suggests, it’s the realization that you are off course and wrong that is the hardest to deal with.

 

 

 

Full Moon in Capricorn July 8/9- Chained to the Rhythm

Date: July 8/9

Moonbeams- Purging, Awakening, Self-Awareness

Many Astrologers are calling this the most intense moon of the year. This is due to the Full Moon in Capricorn being conjunct Pluto- planet of the underworld. This is the alchemical equation for transformation- bringing together Capricorn- the sign of emotional responsibility, and Pluto- the planet of depth. There is also a T-Square with the Sun in Cancer conjunct Mars in Cancer, squaring Jupiter in Libra.  You will feel on edge, explosive, and overly emotional.  The square to Jupiter in Libra will show you how you react and how others react to you. It’s about making the choice on how you want to react to people and situations. You always have the choice. When you throw Pluto and Jupiter into the mix, over-exaggerated reactions and feelings can come up, due to subconscious fears. If you think back to the February eclipses which this lunation is triggering, your subconscious fears were on full display at that time, by either coming true, or spurring an emotional response within you.  Pluto loves to bring to light that which is hidden, and conjunct the illuminating Moon, you will have a better and deeper understanding of what is holding you back.  It’s important to remember, that there is a lot going on behind the scenes right now, and our planetary configurations are trying to get you to wake up how to your attachments (Mars in Cancer) to feelings (Cancer Sun) and situations are holding you back. Understanding that your internal feelings create your external reality is the most important lesson of this Full Moon in Capricorn. The sign of Capricorn is here to teach us how to emotionally detach. When Caps have a goal, they accomplish it, slowly but surely, without investing a lot of their emotions into it.  Capricorn just wants you to compose yourself and move on! As an earth sign moon, we must turn to nature to help us cope during these emotionally intense times. Nature has a rhythm and a cycle, if flowers got too attached to blooming, they would never go dormant- and this would kill them. Remember, attachments are like chains, and if you want to be free to live your life, you must cut them away! We’re all used the rhythm of our life, but the time has come to make a change, invite it, welcome it, and surrender to it.

I thought Katy Perry’s song ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ was a great explanation of this moon. This song is about how we get comfy and cozy in our little worlds- which is actually to our detriment because we’re not truly living and evolving.

2018 Bridal Trends for the 12 Zodiac Signs

Venus in Aries- Anne Barge 

Venus in Aries ladies are assertive in their power and fair better in clean simple classic dresses that will not take the attention away from their self confident auras. Take a cue from Anne Barge’s 2018 Bridal Collection- a nod to the 1960s featuring Brigitte Bardot hairdos, deep v necklines, bows, and classic silhouettes, with a dash of lace, or try a pantsuit from Viktor & Rolf’s minimalist collection that screams miss Venus in Aries- Audrey Hepburn.

Muse- Audrey Hepburn

Aries Oracle

Venus in Taurus- Elie Saab

Venus in Taurus ladies are all about luxury and comfort. Feminine silhouettes, pink, lace, and tulle bring the Venusian feminine energy out for these brides. Go for an Elie Saab princess gown. Imagine your big day as a sepia Lana Del Rey music video, full of pink flower crowns, sparkling jewels, and sunset peach skies.

Muse- Lana Del Rey

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Venus in Gemini- Houghton

Venus in Gemini brides love sparkle and risque dresses.On their wedding day, their seductive twin likes to come out and play, leaving behind their more demure sophisticated twin. Cue Venus in Gemini lady Jennifer Lopez. Try a gown from Houghton, sparkly and a little revealing.

Muse- Jennifer Lopez

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Cancer- Temperley London?

Venus in Cancer brides look their best in lace and vintage feminine gowns that will represent their delicate nature. Angelina Jolie’s Venus in Cancer gifts her with a graceful elegance. I would suggest a Temperley London gown featuring old lace with a dash of pink.

Muse- Angelina Jolie

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Leo- Jenny Packham

Leo brides look ferocious in red and bold designs, anything that will make them stand out from the rest of the pack. Jenny Packham’s 2018 Bridal collection featured some red hot dresses, perfect for any Leoline Queen.

Muse- Gina Lollobrigida

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Venus in Virgo- Carolina Hererra

Venus in Virgo brides look ravishing in conservative simple gowns that denote wholesome charm and innocence. Look to Carolina Herrera for her elegant crisp gowns to save the day.

Muse- Audrey Tautou

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Libra- Lela Rose

Venus in Libra brides look their best in classic elegant pieces with a touch of pink and sparkle. Being the second air sign of the zodiac, they are drawn to lighter airy fabrics. Think a combination of Hollywood Grace Kelly mixed with Princess Grace, who by the way was a Venus in Libra.

Muse- Grace Kelly

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Scorpio- Reem Acra 

Being the witchy dark Venuses of the zodiac, Venus in Scorpio ladies look ravishing in touches of black and Gothic elements. Observe any Winona Ryder look whose Venus in Scorpio gives her a black magic aesthetic.

Muse- Winona Ryder

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Sagittarius- Naem Khan

Sagittarius’ are the adventurers of the Zodiac and should wear risk taking gowns on their big day.

Muse- Katy Perry

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Capricorn- Marchesa

Capricorn brides like dresses that are practical, simple, and conservative. A touch of black adds sophistication and a sense of grounding that these earthy beauties are known for. Marchesa’s 2018 bridal collection exudes Capricorn style.

Muse- Scarlett Johansson

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Aquarius- Vera Wang

As the bohemian babes of the Zodiac, Aquarius brides need something unique and hippy. Anything that evokes an easy breezy peasant dress with unusual detailing is right up their alley. Vera Wang’s collection was risky and avant-garde, making her collection perfect for Aquarian brides.

Muse- Paris Hilton

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Pisces- Zuhair Murad

These dreamy mystical brides look gorgeous in anything with illusion sleeves or bodices as well as anything that gives off a major mermaid vibe. Touches of tulle, lace, sparkle, and blue will also do.

Muse- Penelope Cruz

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New Moon in Capricorn: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!

Date- December 29, 2016

Time-1:53am

Moonbeams- helplessness, confidence, dreams, perseverance

There is a heaviness associated with this New Moon. While we want to set our new year’s intentions, before we can, Mercury RX is forcing us to review these past 12 months before we plant the seeds. Saturn has been squaring Chiron which can make many of us feel depressed, low, and sad about our current situations. Feelings of inadequacy or helplessness can impede our progress. However, Moon sextile Mars is giving us a large hug, encouraging us to forge ahead, and to have the self confidence knowing that we can achieve our heart’s desires. Are you afraid of getting hurt? Are you afraid of failing? If so, take advantage of Saturn’s stable energies to refocus and get back on track. The Moon is also trining the Virgo North Node, suggesting that the devil is in the details. Only when you start weeding out those inhibiting feelings can you truly move ahead. A sextile to Neptune is helping to turn your dreams into reality, but not without work and commitment. Ultimately, this New Moon is about being grateful for where you are now, looking at your weakness objectively and as opportunities for growth. Uranus will be going direct exactly 3 hours after the New Moon squaring Pluto, signifying change and transformation. Have faith, and set your intentions with a plan on how you want to achieve them. Remember, the symbol for Capricorn is the mountain goat, so slowly but surely you will make your way up the mountain. Ain’t no mountain high enough!

Capricorn the Unicorn

Like the Unicorn who points her horn at whatever she is facing, Capricorn season encourages us to ground our soul’s mission into reality. Capricornian energy can become quite complacent, because whatever environment Capricorn finds herself in, she will make it comfy cozy and stable, due to Saturn’s rulership. If you want to truly embrace Capricorn season, then you must master the famous Capricorn paradox, let go of control in order to obtain control. Funny right? This energy makes us want to find security and achieve success slowly and surely but on our own terms. Understanding that you are a co-creator of your reality, working in tandem with the universe through surrendering is actually control in its purest form.Just think of the unicorn who is a night dwelling creature, and yet so silvery white. The unicorn opted not to camouflage herself in the darkness, rather she decided to be bright in order to navigate her way through the dark night of the soul.

Completion is also associated with Capricornian energy as it does take place in December and late January, when we all embark on a new journey every year. While Cancer is known as the entrance, Capricorn is known as the exit as this is the period of integration before we enter the the airy sign of Aquarius. If Sagittarius was about finding our truths, Capricorn teaches us what to do with this newfound knowledge. Like the unicorn who seamlessly drifts between the visible and invisible worlds, you too can see that the infinite possibilities that made themselves known to you in Sagittarius, are in fact always around you.

Mercury RX in Capricorn: When Will my Reflection Show, Who I am Inside?

Mercury goes retrograde in Capricorn until  January 8, where it is forcing us to reflect on these past 9 years, since 2016 is the final year in a 9 year cycle, with 2017 being the start of a new cycle.

Mercury RX is always about reflection and re-evaluation. When Mercury goes into Capricorn, the sign of level headedness, seriousness, groundedness, and ambition, be prepared to have your perspectives completely transformed. Since Mercury does go retrograde the same day that Mars moves into Pisces, your new perspective is one that has been brewing for a while, and is a conscious decision.

You will each experience a paradigm shift that will deepen your sense of who you are and what you need to release before the new year. A new foundation is being built. So take time during these next few weeks of December to reflect over these past 9 years, and through that, set the most truthful and heart opening intentions and resolutions for 2017.

You know in your heart what it is that is changing about you. You can only properly integrate this new energy if you take the time to reflect over these past 9 years to understand how and why this change is coming. When you consciously know what it is that is going to be changing, focus on it, set intentions around it, because when Mercury conjuncts Uranus the planet of transformation on January 29, 2017…get ready for a big permanent change.

Reflect, because when you do, you will see who you are so clearly, that the person you thought you were, was only a distorted image.

Full Moon in Capricorn July 19: Chit-Chat

Full Moon in Capricorn: July 19, 2016
Our Full Moon in Capricorn lights up the sky on Tuesday July 19, 2016, 6:57pm Eastern Time, and 3:57pm Pacific Time. The main message of this lunation is acknowledging the barriers that are blocking you from living your divine purpose, and having this important conversation with others. We still have our sun in Cancer, which means both our sun and moon will be in feminine signs, connecting us to our intuition and internal mother. Go easy on yourself during this moon, don’t be hard on yourself, even though our Capricornian energy will try to encourage this behaviour.
So far in 2016, we have spent alot of time and energy digging deep within ourselves to uncover what it is we truly want in our lives, what we are passionate about? Your passions are ultimately your divine purpose.
The energy of our 2016 lunations have been introspective and hidden from others. Yes, we will have discovered what it is that makes us passionate, but this full moon is about grounding those passions in practical reality.Our moon will be in 27 degrees in Capricorn which is the divine prompting number!  One of the first steps to doing this, is vocalizing your passions, and then having the courage to look at and vocalize the inhibitors.
Uranus will be making a T-Square which is all about breaking old patterns, making new discoveries, and change! Uranus loves its freedom, which is connected to the theme of breaking down walls!
Since the month of July is ruled by Cancer, this month you will have noticed that there has been a larger focus on family and home life. Now, it is your time to have that heartfelt conversation about your passions and barriers. Everyone’s barriers are directly linked to wanting to please others. Maybe you don’t feel ready to pursue your passions because you seek approval from others? Maybe you’re worried they won’t accept your decision? By having this important conversation, you will realize that the external barriers that you convinced yourself of, have really been your own internal walls that have been built up, out of an irrational external fear of disapproval.
Venus and Mercury will both be in Leo, so now is the time to speak confidently and joyfully about your needs. When you don’t acknowledge your needs, you give your power away freely. The universe is now asking you to take back your power by being true to yourself which is all about self-recognition. Yes, I want this, and here is how I have been blocking it.
Take time during this Full Moon to have that chit-chat with someone who you seek approval from, and take notice of the bits and pieces of your internal and external walls crumbling down.
Tips
Uranus is restless energy, so spend time exercising, dancing, and moving.
Ask yourself where you want more freedom? Where do you feel stifled in your life?
Ask the universe to assist you in breaking down those barriers.
Remember, just as you may be nervous to communicate your desires and fears with others, understand that they are feeling nervous about expressing themselves as well. Once one person initiates the breakthrough, usually the walls between you and others gets torn down as well!
Check out my July energetic forecast ‘Starspeak’ which is all about the cosmic convos we need to have this month.
*As a side note, I have already been feeling this energy quite intensely. There is something I really want to experience in my life that I have yet to experience, which I am afraid to communicate to my loved ones out of fear of disapproval. I am really looking forward to having that heart to heart convo with them in the coming days:)