Cosmic Chit Chat: My Mars Story…& European Football

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

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

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

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

Why I Quit Watching Football

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

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

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

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

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

Mars Mission

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

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

Lunation: Full Moon in Sagittarius 25 degrees

Time:

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

(Tines from The Astrology King)

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

The Aspects

Saturn sextile Neptune- make it happen

Jupiter square Neptune- fact vs. fiction

Mercury conjunct Mars- headstrong

Mercury opposite Saturn- feeling blocked

Mars opposite Saturn- frustration

Mercury trine Neptune- ability to see past obstacles

Mars trine Neptune- inspired action

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

 

Image result for journey poem by rainer maria rilke

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Moon in Gemini June 3rd 2019: Miss Peregrine

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

Aspects

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

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

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

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

The dispositor is Mercury in Gemini at 27 degrees

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

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

Miss Peregrine

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

Full Moon in Scorpio May 18: Medusa

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

Aspects

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

Sun conjunct Algol- see below

Venus conjunct Uranus- shocking but liberating freedom

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

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

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

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

— Jack LondonThe Mutiny of the Elsinore

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

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

 

 

Picture: Medusa by Carvaggio

Life Lessons from the film ‘Unicorn Store’

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

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

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

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1.You must first build a home for the unicorn

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

2.Feed your unicorn in body and mind

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

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

3.Caring for your unicorn

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

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

Other Lessons

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moral of the Story

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

My Culture is the Best: Cosmic Chit-Chat

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

Personal Story 

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

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

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

Distortion

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

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

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

Culture Club

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

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

 

 

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.

 

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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.