New Moon in Virgo September 20, 2017: Solitary Witch

Date: Wednesday September 20, 2017

Moonbeams: Witchery & Surrending

Our New Moon in Virgo features 5 planets in Virgo with some auspicious configurations for magic.

Virgo is the sign of the Virgin which is all about being one with one’s self, and not needing anyone to define you. Virgo is a very solitary sign because it spends a great deal of time alone putting up walls of reserve and solitude in order to examine the divine details from a place of quietude. This encapsulates Virgo in a pristine crystalline structure that allows Virgo to view every situation from a place of clarity and reserve. Mercury, the ruler of Virgo is still conjunct Mars meaning that even Virgo’s are having trouble trusting information coming through at this time. Thought processes have quickened, but at the expense of intuition which is the cleaning agent of Virgo. Mars opposite Neptune is distorting our dreams and wishes, so the energy is very messy and in Virgo season, this is the equivalent to hell breaking loose. Saturn squaring the New Moon is putting pressure on the New Moon to clean up this confusing mess and the Moon is freaking out blaming itself for this kerfuffle.

If we go back to the basic archetype of Virgo, it’s one of solitude and quietude. Releasing blame and self critical behaviour is the best “cleaning agent” at this time. Mercury opposite Neptune is allowing us to weave spells of magic, to use affirmations and mantras to achieve the desired results. Having a heart to heart conversation with your guides and the universe will alleviate the pressures from Mercury and Saturn at this time.

It’s time to prune your broomsticks, get out your grimoires, and polish your crystals. The greatest lesson this New Moon has to offer us is that we are not the Be All and End All. There is no shame in asking the universe for help or calling upon higher forces for assistance. Most of us have been going through some major transformations this last little while do to the eclipses, and as a result we have found that we have been putting extreme pressures upon ourselves in order to get through the changes we have been experiencing. Part of the lesson of the Mercury Mars conjunction has been about releasing control. This is one of the hardest things for Virgo to accomplish, but surrendering control by calling upon higher forces is what will allow you to see the divine in the details as opposed to just a messy situation. We cannot forget that Virgo is a Mutable Earth sign which means that changes we co-create now will have a long lasting effect. This is why Virgo is the sign of the Witch. A witch is only a person who in her centredness invokes spirit to create change.  What a better time for magic?

 

 

 

 

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New Moon Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017: A Coronation

There is a lot of fear mongering being perpetuated by many Astrologers for the ‘Great American Eclipse.’ The last time a Solar Eclipse’s shadow darkened the the United States & Canada (to a lesser degree) was 99 years ago. According to Babylonian Astrology this is a very bad omen, and one should not watch the eclipse. You should wake up before sunrise and go to bed before sunset to avoid the negative energy. There is also a lot of conspiracy theories buzzing around about President Trump’s natal chart and life being directly affected by this eclipse as well. I won’t get political in my interpretation of the Solar Eclipse, rather, I would like to share a very concise analysis of what each of us may experience.

If the Crown Fits

If you are a Leo ascendant or have the North Node in Leo, you will feel this eclipse the strongest. You will experience a major transformation, as eclipses bring karmic events. Everyone else will see developments in their life, but this is not a major ascension point or life shattering event. The United States and some parts of Canada will be darkened, but this is actually an extremely important time for self reflection. Every single person is a luminary. Some lights are dimmer and brighter than others, but WE, humanity, are what illuminates the darkness. With Mars in Leo, the Moon’s North Node in Leo, and the Sun in Leo, there is a call to stand up for what we believe in. The house that Leo rules in your natal chart will show you where you have the opportunity to break free from group conditioning (Aquarius). Maybe it’s your second house, which will mean some important developments will happen surrounding emancipation from financial dependency. Perhaps it’s your seventh house which will allow you to stop self sacrificing your wants and needs. So long as you are able to handle these changes like a true royal (Leo) with grace and poise, your crown will fit.

Planetary

In the days following the Solar Eclipse, Venus will square Uranus which means we will be making some important decisions regarding our values, relationships, money, and most importantly self worth.  Venus will be in Cancer, so there will be a strong inclination to make a non-traditional (Uranus) decision regarding your sense of security and comfort.

-Mars in Leo sextile Jupiter in Libra

This aspect is about making passionate decisions regarding your authenticity. How can you be more of yourself?

-Mars in Leo trine Saturn in Sagittarius

When we know how we can live from a place of authenticity, we have the opportunity to make real long lasting change.

-Mercury Retrograde- all outer planets in Retrograde

Anytime a planet goes retrograde, confusion always takes hold. This is a cosmic test to see if we are able to “see” through all of the confusion. The more we live from a place of realness, the easier it will be to make it through the fog.

Your Coronation

We are each attending our own coronations at this time. We are all being forced to sit on the throne. There are parts of our lives that are coming to the forefront and we must be ready to lead those kingdoms and queendoms. With the New Moon Solar Eclipse being a particularly black new moon- we must remember that all the light we cannot see is within…….and those being your crown of jewels.

New Moon in Cancer June 23, 2017: The Sandcastle

Time- 3:31 am UT- June 24

10:31pm ET

7:31 PDT

Moonbeams- Co-creation

The mermaid came ashore and directed the architects of the ocean to sculpt her sandcastle. The waves moulded and shaped her home into the home of her dreams. The supermoon heartbeat pulled the tides higher and higher, while Jupiter in Libra put down her anchor. If Cancer rules the past, then the sepia toned sand became the sands of time, reminding the mermaid that every second counts. Her sandcastle was her art of memory. Every room was filled with objects of importance, feelings of love, and fantasies of grandeur. Walking through each room pulled her deeper into herself, into the cavern of her soul. She defended her decision to create this gaudy granular mansion on the shore, because it was her creation. She had birthed it using the waters of the ocean of her consciousness. It was home.

The New Moon in Cancer features a stellium in Cancer- Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Mars. We are birthing something new, something from deep within ourselves. The stellium in Cancer is trine Neptune in Pisces- signifying dreams becoming reality. A square to Jupiter in Libra is asking us to practice non-attachment- to not fixate on our dreams, and to not get hardened by the truth of our reality. Coming into alignment with both, is the essence of creation. When a woman gives birth, both her and her child and working in tandem to ensure the safe and successful arrival of the baby. Manifestation works the same way, like the tides of the ocean, there is always a push and a pull, and with this New Moon being a Supermoon, we will feel extra passionate about creating something new for ourselves. The waters of our consciousness will be sculpting the new reality, and we can aid this process through our creativity and meditation. Cancer rules the passage of time and we are being called to utilize every precious moment to its full advantage. Forgiving those who may have wronged us, letting go of things that are interfering with our self trust, and dreaming big so as to co-create something wonderful. A new cycle is beginning, and the gestation period is starting today and will complete at the Spring Equinox of 2018. We are most comfortable when we are at home, wherever that may be, and like a mermaid who creates a sandcastle of her dreams, we too are creating our own sandcastles, with every wish, dream, and hope being a grain of sand. And it is that combination that makes it withstand the crashing waves of uncertainty.

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

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 Pisces Solar Eclipse: Once Upon a Dream

Moonbeams: Releasing, letting go, active dreaming

South Node Solar Eclipse- past, known, familiar, where we get stuck, where we want to let go, where you want to change, release, moving away from

Welcome to our New Moon Solar Eclipse in Pisces! Wow, what a month February has been for us all. By now, you should have a pretty clear quartz crystal image of how you would like your life to look. But the problem with crystal images, is that they can be a little cloudy. To recap, our Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo earlier this month was conjunct the NN of the moon, which was all about understanding what it is that you want in your life, your destiny, your fate. Leo energy is all about passion and courage, so that vision you have for your life is one that involves listening to your heart and doing what you love. Maybe you’re an artist and the lunar eclipse finally made you admit that you want to pursue it more? Whatever it is that was illuminated, our current new moon solar eclipse is going to show you what you need to release and let go of in order to achieve what is that you want, because Pisces is the dissolver. It is important that you pull up a transit chart to see where this eclipse will be happening in your natal chart. This will show you what you need to let go of. For example, this eclipse will be happening in my 9th house, so I need to let go of old ways of thinking, expand my horizons, travel, and change my course of direction, go back to school etc..

Since this is a New Moon eclipse, it will be quite the dark period. New Moons are times of introspection and is actually when we are closest to source, closest to the cosmic womb. Working with your shadow side which has been pronounced leading up to this energy, due to everything being unsettled, is directly linked to where this eclipse is happening in your natacl chart. So for me, since this eclipse is happening in my 9th House, my shadow energy of this time is regretting going down a certain path, paying the price for a career decision, the 9th house is also the gateway, so I could also be dealing with being too restrictive in my thinking and not trusting the divine.  New Moons energy is all about symbols and archetypes. Pay attention to everything that is happening around you. Be on the look-out for serendipitous events, notice numbers, watch the birds, journal your dreams (Pisces) pay attention to what you are gravatating towards.

That same day we also have a conjunction between Mars and Uranus both in Aries, so there is going to be burst of energy to take action and emancipate yourself. The chains of the past will be breaking off. Neptune will also be in Pisces at 11 degrees, signalling an enlightened doorway that will present itself to you. The world is your oyster, but it may not be so clear as to what those possibilities are just yet. The only way to know is to dream. Our stellium in Pisces- with the Sun and Moon, Mercury, Neptune, and Chiron all there, dream big and journal, create a vision board, meditate, work on a creative project. What seems like fantasies and dreams is only your soul speaking to you.

With Mars and Uranus setting fire to the water, there is a need for you to just sit back and watch what happens. Eclipses are known to bring dramatic changes up to 6 months, indicating divine timing.

The dream is real.

New Moon in Aquarius: It’s a New Dawn

Date: January 27, 28

Time: 4:07pm Eastern Time, January 28- 12:07am Universal Time

Moonbeams- originality, transformation, breakthroughs

Our first lunation of 2017 happens in the awakening sign of Aquarius at 8 degrees.The theme of these past 9 years have been about this is who I was and this is who I am. These next 9 years will be about, this is who I am, and this is where I am going.

8 is the number of manifestation and infinity, meaning the changes that occur now will have a long lasting effect. Aquarius energy is intellectual, mystical, free, and unique, and coupled with the manifestation power of 8, be prepared to witness some major changes that will unfold over the course of this year. We started of the new year and December 31st with Uranus energy, so expect the awakenings of Aquarius to be expedited due to the quickening energy of Uranus. January 27 marks the 13th lunar moon according to Chinese Astrology which sees the year of the fire rooster take hold. The fire energy of the rooster coincides with all of the trines or (stargates as I like to refer to them) which are all happening in the fire signs this year. Get ready for rapid changes, breakthroughs all year long.

On this day there is also a square happening between Venus in Pisces and Saturn in Sagittarius. This suggests that a total restructuring is needed in order for us to truly experience change. A colliding of the dream world with the harsh reality will be felt, but this is to ensure that you have a crystal quartz clear image of where you are headed. Aquarius encourages us to shift our perspectives, to look up to the cosmic skies of wonder and look at yourself from a bird’s eye view. I compare this energy to the Tower and Chariot of the Tarot. Old ways of thinking are being demolished in order for us to step into the bubblegum pink energy of ascension and endless possibilities, that is Aquarius.

We are all experiencing some major shifts happening right now, that is allowing us to move into a larger realm of consciousness. Chances are, you have already changed your mind regarding something that you had your heart set on. The Venus-Saturn square forces you to rethink and face the harsh reality of your current situation. But with a new moon in Aquarius, this is making sure that you are being true to yourself and purpose, that you emancipate yourself from your restrictions and falsehoods. A new dawn is emerging, so will you be the first one up like the Rooster, ready to take on the day’s adventures, or will you be sleeping away in your safe dream world?