Full Moon in Scorpio April 30, 2018: Under the Cherry Moon

The Scorpio Full Moon will feel like a do or die moment. Scorpio does rule death, so the question to ask yourself during this lunation is “are you killing yourself slowly and softly by not living your life?”

The Moon will be squaring the North Node in Leo which feels as though you are trying to run away from your life. The Lion only camouflages when it’s stealthily watching its prey, but are you hiding out because you are plotting your next move, or are you hiding away because you don’t want to deal with the reality of your current situation? Your situation is the Scorpio ruled area of your chart.

Saturn is sextiling the Moon and trining the Sun suggesting that we need to expose ourselves. Talk to someone about your fears and deepest wants. Saturn is creating a glaze of emotional maturity over this Moon, so getting real with yourself first and then communicating this with someone you trust, will help you to heal.

It seems that every Full Moon this year has been super intense because with our North Node in Leo, 11 universal year, Saturn in Capricorn- along with Pluto & Mars, Chiron transitioning into Aries, & Uranus moving into Taurus- we have been dealing with a lot of bruises to our egos and a strong desire to live an authentic life. There’s a lot of restructuring going on “up there” so it demands more honesty and peserverance on our part.

The Moon’s trine to Neptune will sharpen our intuition and dreams, but she is also sending some clean water to our murky Scorpionic depths. “Trust the process”will never be more heightened than at this Full Moon.

Mars & Pluto are still conjunct so we will feel this strong urge to make some changes, but we’re stuck waiting in the water because what we are sensing is out of reach….for now.

The Full Moon in Scorpio is also called ‘The Pink Moon’ because the flower Phlox is said to bloom around this time of year. Phlox means souls becoming united in flower lore, so use this Full Moon to bring together your voice (Taurus- opposite of Scorpio) with your heart. (Phlox is the flower in the above pic.) The colour pink connects to our heart, so it’s important to open up your heart this week-end and just speak its truth.

There’s a song by Prince called ‘Under the Cherry Moon’ whose lyrics I feel describes the frustration of wanting to move forward but feeling stuck because destiny is not allowing it. The Full Moon will have a cherry hue to it, so I’m convinced Prince knew something……. (btw, Prince died during a pink moon in April 2016, oh and he was a Scorpio rising).

‘Under the Cherry Moon’

Prince & the Revolution

How can I stand to stay where I am?
Poor butterfly who don’t understand
Why can’t I fly away in a special sky?
If I don’t find my destiny soon,
I’ll die in your arms under the cherry moon
I want to live life to the ultimate high
Maybe I’ll die young like heroes die
Maybe I’ll kiss you some wild special way
If nobody kills me or thrills me soon,
I’ll die in your arms under the cherry moon
If that’s alrightLovers like us dear are born to die
If they don’t find us what will we do?
I guess we’ll make love under the cherry moon
I’ll die in your arms under the cherry moon
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New Moon in Aries April 16, 2018: La liberté de la lune

Date: Monday April 16, 2018

Moonbeams: Refreshing, new beginnings, shocking, unexpected, persevering

Main Lesson: With inspiration comes perspiration

The underground rebellion La Luna is preparing fora revolt against the stagnant boring regime of reality. Dramatic? I know. But this is what the New Moon in Aries is going to feel like. A revolution in our lives is coming.

The Aspects

A New Moon is when the Sun and Moon conjunct, turning the moon invisible. This is happening in the sign of Aries which is a recalibrating, refreshing, passionate, forward moving, rebirthing, independent sign. The Sun is exalted in Aries, so he is ready to initiate changes in your life. The Moon in Aries is impulsive. You’re rearing to go.

Uranus is conjunct this NM adding a cooky flavour to this lunation. Uranus is unpredictable, unusual, electric, and awakening. The Moon is already on fire, and Uranus is plugging it into its circuit of the unexpected.

Mercury is stationing direct in Aries during this NM which is also adding a very impulsive go getter feeling. Progress will start to be made after this time.

Venus in Taurus is opposite Jupiter in Scorpio which brings in the question of material vs. spiritual. We want to get going with our plans, but Jupiter wants you to look at things from a higher perspective.

Mars is in Capricorn, the composed soldier who wants the revolution to start, but conjunct Saturn and Pluto makes him frustrated because Saturn and Pluto want him to be more methodical and strategic.

Aries is the spark of inspiration and Capricorn is the manifestation of that spark. The two signs work well together, and we do have a strong emphasis of both during this NM. Saturn is stationing before he turns retrograde on April 18, so the revolution is starting now, but you won’t see the results for quite some time.

Venus trine Mars will help us infuse some love to our situation so we aren’t so frustrated and angry.

Neptune sextile Mars will quiet the energy of revolution so we can tune in to our inner world which will have some very important things to say during this time.

Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury and he is charged up at the NM and Mercury is direct. Messages in the form of synchronicity’s and inspiration will be very strong.

Things to Keep in Mind

Keep in mind that Uranus conjunct the NM will trigger unexpected events in the Aries ruled area of your life. Something will come out of the blue. Also, you might find yourself doing something out of the ordinary that shocks and surprises you. For example; if the NM is occurring in your 10th house of career, you might suddenly receive a promotion, get fired, or choose to go down a different path. It could also mean new beginnings in the life of your father.

The New Moon in Aries marks the official start of the New Year in many cultures. This is our first New Moon in Aries since the cosmic new year on the Spring Equinox. With Uranus conjunct the NM, expect the unexpected during the next 12 months. There will be a lot of surprises and shocks that will completely transform your life. Remember, Uranus is at the last few degrees in Aries before he moves into Taurus in May, so whatever he wants to shake up in your Aries house, he will be shaking up during the New Moon.

Capricorn squaring the NM indicates that restructuring is happening, but it will gradually happen over the next so many months. It’s hard to be patient when there’s so much electric energy in the air right now, but with inspiration comes perspiration.

The revolution is starting. This is more about planning out your rebellion as opposed to marching up to the castle to behead the ruler. Successful revolutions are strategic, and persevering. There’s a grumbling of change right now. In time, it will all be different. Liberation is on its way.

New Moon on Monday by Duran Duran

This song is all about an underground resistance called La Luna who are planning to overthrow the government. The lyrics are a little odd in perfect Uranian fashion, and the video depicts the energies of this NM in a cinematic music video way.

Shake up the picture the lizard mixture
With your dance on the eventide
You got me coming up with answers
All of which I deny
I said it again
But could I please rephrase it
Maybe I can catch a ride
I couldn’t really put it much plainer
But I’ll wait ’til you decide
Send me your warning siren
As if I could ever hide
Last time La Luna
I light my torch and wave it for the
New moon on Monday
And a fire dance through the night
I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite
New moon on Monday
And a fire dance through the night
I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite
Breaking away with the beast of both worlds
A smile that you can’t disguise
Every minute I keep finding
Clues that you leave behind
Save me from these reminders
As if I’d forget tonight
This time La Luna
I light my torch and wave it for the
New moon on Monday
And a fire dance through the night
I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite
New moon on Monday
And a fire dance through the night
I stayed the cold day with a lonely satellite

Full Moon in Libra March 31, 2018: The Weighing of the Heart

This lunation is about bringing together our heart and mind in order to create a perfect equilibrium, worthy of Maat. Maat is an Ancient Egyptian concept of justice. It was believed that social and personal disharmony disrupts the heavens which causes hiccups in the cycle of the seasons, social interactions, the movements of the planets, and truth. Behaviour on Earth directly affects the cosmos. This is a little different from what modern day new age philosophies preach- as above so below. We have resorted to blaming the planets and tricky alignments for chaos on Earth, but perhaps we need to take some responsibility and realize that we are in a symbiotic relationship with the universe. It will respond to our actions, just like we will respond to it.

When a soul was passing through the underworld, its heart would be weighed against the feather of Maat- the feather of justice. The heart contained the soul of the person and the accumulated energies…both good and bad of the person. If the feather was found to be lighter or of equal weight to the feather, it meant the person lived a virtuous life and would prosper in the afterlife. If the heart was found to be heavier than the feather, the heart would be devoured by the lion goddess Ammit and was to be left in the Duat…purgatory.

Your Heart Weighing Ceremony

If we relate this to our Full Moon in Libra, the lesson here is selflessness. Selflessness requires honesty to thy self and the willingness to compromise. To the Ancient Egyptians, a virtuous life meant that the individual used their power for the greater good of the universe, deeply appreciating the delicate balance it had with the heavens and the responsibility to be a good person on Earth.  Are you being a bystander in your own life, surrendering everything to the universe without taking responsibility for your actions? Or are you co-creating with the universe, setting positive intentions, helping others, and honouring your unique self? This time of balance (especially after the equalizing energy of the Spring Equinox) can emphasize our imbalances. Our Leo North Node might have been making you a little too egotistical, or our Aquarius South Node might have been making you too compromising. Ironically, it was the lion goddess who devoured the imbalanced hearts……….too much Leo energy is unvirtuous which means one cannot truly ascend.

This is the first Full Moon after our cosmic equilibrium of the Spring Equinox where a fertile energetic frequency was created. The conditions are still fertile- especially with this Venus ruled Moon. Falling on Easter Sunday, we know that we are celebrating cosmic ascension (Christ, the Solar Deity rose to heaven on this full moon after the Spring Equinox). We can ascend or more practically speaking, evolve and lighten (Libra) up through rooting our actions with a sense of purpose and grace. Libra energy is about moving away from “me consciousness” to “we consciousness.” Ask yourself if what you are doing is motivated for selfish purposes, or are you wanting to help humanity through your actions? Remember, Libra is an air sign which is great for thinking, and coupled with Mercury Retrograde in Aries, the time is perfect for self-reflection. We are also in an 11 universal year which is also forcing you to awaken so you can share your light with the world.

Think of this Libran Full Moon as your own Heart Weighing Ceremony. Are you acting with integrity, or are you acting with ignorance? Will Anubis allow you to ascend? Or will the Leo goddess devour your soul?

The Aspects

Sun & Moon square Mars & Saturn in Capricorn- this aspect is about looking at the bigger picture. We want to move ahead (Mars), but Saturn wants us to plan. This transit will teach you self-awareness which is required for true balance in our relationships with others and the universe.

Moon Trine North Node in Leo- Like the lioness goddess Ammit who devoured the unvirtuous hearts, we too can remove those parts of ourselves that are holding us back. This might require speaking up for yourself or taking a step back depending on if you’ve been too selfish or too selfless.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

New Moon in Taurus April 26, 2017: Let Them Eat Cake!

Moonbeams- nurture yourself, presence, mindfulness

New Moons in Taurus are always about taking time for yourself to indulge, by practicing mindfulness through being present in each and every moment. Venus the ruler of Taurus will still be in its shadow phase during this time conjunct Chiron in Pisces a 29 degrees signifying the cusp of great change with regards to self worth before moving back into Aries. Seeing as there is strong Neptunian energy during this NM, there is a certain mystical threshold that is being crossed, synchronicity’s, dreams, divination, déjà vu will all be very heightened. Saturn still at the galactic centre is representing a major shift in the space time continuum where the future, present, and past are colliding, creating out of body experiences for us. We don’t have any control over this, but what we do have is the fixed earth energy of Taurus which is teaching us a major lesson of being present and rooted in our nature. Coming back into our bodies is in itself a spiritual practice because our 5 senses allow us to stay connected to our earthy sensuous being, creating a fertile ground for new roots to take hold. The polarity of Taurus is Scorpio which is forcing us to let go of co-dependency- depending on spirit to bring us the answers we need. Everything we need to know is within ourselves. Self reliance is Taurean energy in its rawest form. If we are not grounded, it doesn’t matter how much information is being downloaded. We have a choice during this New Moon of whether we are going to embrace the lessons of Taurus’ ruler Venus from its retrograde cycle of loving ourselves by honouring our needs by listening to our inner voice (Taurus-throat), or are we going to get lost in the Piscean current? As Marie Antoinette (archetype of self indulgence)- who had her Venus in Scorpio said- “let them eat cake”, a.k.a, let us get real with ourselves by understanding that we have all the information we need going forward, so let’s make the most of it!

Tips

Set intentions around trusting your voice

Full Moon in Libra April 11, 2017: The Pink Moon

“After all these years, I am still involved in the process of self-discovery. It’s better to explore life and make mistakes than to play it safe. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.”- Sophia Loren

Time:

7:08am UT

2:08Am ET

11:08PM PDT April 10

Moonbeams: Sudden realization, finding solutions, big choice to make

To keep this short and sweet, our full moon in Libra is about understanding how the choices we have been making up to this point have been hindering our progress. Everyone will experience some sort of an A-Ha moment that will illuminate the blockages and self sabotage that have been going on for a while now. This is an auspicious lunation for awakening. Happening on April 11, 11 is known as the gateway number, the stargate number, the number of light. We will have an opportunity to step into a new version of ourselves, bridging the gap between the higher realm and our reality. The T-Square will be activated with Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto. The Moon will be conjunct Jupiter opposite Uranus. Have we been too self sacrificing? Have we been betraying ourselves? Co-dependency might be highlighted with the theme of re-analyzing our values. This lunation is about integrity. What am I willing to change about myself in order to experience happiness and harmony?

It’s quite fitting this is known as a Pink Moon, because self love will propel us forward for the rest of the year. The secret is to send love to those parts of your life that have been experiencing harsh criticism and neglect, which is the house that the moon is transiting, at this time. This is a time of energetic diplomacy between your heart and mind. Don’t overthink anything, let your intuition (Jupiter) guide you to the answers you need (Libra).

Check to see where the moon will be transiting in your chart, the house it is in will show you where you will have an unexpected realization, its opposite house will show you where you have been blocking your self from experiencing joy and evolution.

The above quote from Sophia Loren who has her natal Jupiter in Libra and is the muse of this full moon, perfectly captures its essence. Libra at its core is all about self-discovery. Those parts of our lives that we have been suppressing or abusing are coming out to play. When we understand where we have been cheating ourselves, this is the code for living a full life. Life is all about learning, and when we continue learning about ourselves, we live our purpose. Life is all about striking that balance between teaching and learning, and it is those greatest lessons that will teach us the most.

New Moon in Aries Oracle

Anna Karenina is not simply a tale of aristocratic rendezvous, satin petticoat dresses, glitzy ballrooms, and lies and betrayals as cold as a Russian winter, rather, this is a story about self autonomy, the major lesson of our New Moon in Aries. Anna (Aries) refused to let the social codes of Russian aristocracy (Libra) rule her life, rather she followed the dictates of her heart to the extreme, purposely rebelling against society,  rather than upholding her responsibility as a mother. Anna needed to uphold her role as a mother to ensure the well being of her son, but Anna wanted to freely follow her passion, which involved having an affair. Anna’s misaligned values ultimately led to her downfall. Our New Moon in Aries conjunct Venus Rx in Aries is offering us an opportunity to check in with our hearts to ensure that we are not needing our wants, but wanting our needs. This is the alchemical code for self-autonomy, when we are able to forge ahead with our passions that are truly in alignment with the essence of who we are. Anna was insistent that love trumped duty, but it was her dutiful commitment to love rather than her love of duty that saw her fall from grace. What’s ironic is that there is something admirable about following your heart even when it’s looked down upon from the Libran mirror. When we embrace the pioneering spirit of Anna Karenina by being true to ourselves and values, only then will true love and passion prevail.

New Moon in Aries: Soul Soil

3:57 AM UT- March 28

10:57pm ET- March 27

7:57pm PDT- March 27
Moonbeams- new beginnings, fertilization, self-love.

This lunation marks the beginning of a new moon cycle in our cosmic new year. This is the perfect time to start setting some new year’s resolutions and for some soul gardening as I like to call it. New Moons are always about following your dreams without hesitation, and without balance. With 6 planets in Aries right now, Sun, Moon, Venus, Eris, Uranus, and Mercury, this is adding a warrior like energy to the mix. Aries marks the beginning of the zodiac and the creation point. Aries is the child of the cosmos. It is through the innocence of this sign that makes it in fact, the most mature sign of Astrology. It is when we are young that we are not moulded or shaped by external conditionings. We gravitate towards our passions, and we live and breath our purpose, given the right conditions. That connection to source is what endows us with its wisdom. We have integrated the spiritual downloads of Pisces and are now ready to set them on fire in Aries and to ground them into reality in Taurus.

As I mentioned, New Moons are not about balance. This is not the time to ways the pros and cons or to listen to what everyone else has to say. We are to find something we are passionate about and to just go for it! What makes this moon a little tricky, is that we have Venus in Aries Retrograde conjunct the moon at this time. We are weeding out the garden, re-evaluating our lives, figuring out who we are. Once the garden has been weeded out, we are then able to add some fertilizer to the soil. This is where the masculine energy of Mars comes into effect. Mars contains all of the nutrients we need to make a healthy flowerbed. Passion, drive, energy, and innocence, and self-love. The challenge with Mars is that if we don’t know who we are and what we want, then the passion, drive, and energy don’t have anywhere to go. Mars is in Taurus, the sign ruled by Libra, and doesn’t know quite what to do in the earthy mansion.Since Venus and Mars can’t see each other at this time, both planets have to integrate the energies of their opposites, and to learn the lessons of their opposites.This is when Mars needs to go inwards and light the internal flame. The fumes of this fire will be self-love. Like a flower, Venus needs the light of love to turn its attention to, just like flowers use heliotropism to absorb the rays of the sun. Jupiter in Libra retrograde opposite this lunation is asking us to integrate the masculine and feminine, and with the fumes of self-love satisfying the airy energy of Libra, you can count on this New Moon as being a major self-love journey.

The overall oppositional energy of the New Moon in Aries of it not wanting balance, but needing balance due to the Venus conjunction, is the overall theme of this year. Through understanding who we are by working with opposing energies, we can then align our wants with our needs and vice a versa. When the two become aligned, this is self-autonomy in its purest form, and the major lesson of Venus in Aries retrograde. Wanting our needs will be the roots that take hold.