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

 

 

 

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Your Soul Planet

Your Soul Planet is the planet in your natal chart with the highest degree excluding the North Node and South Node of the moon, and the outer planets- Neptune, Pluto & Uranus. It is believed that a person becomes the living archetype of this planet. A person’s entire life will be largely influenced by this planet-physical appearance, personality characteristics, karmic evolutionary intention, and disease and illness. In Astrology we view the natal chart as the cosmic blueprint of a soul’s experience in this lifetime,  therefore we view the chart holistically. This does not mean that the other planets and asteroids have no impact on a person’s life. Everything works together. It is a divine system. The Soul Planet just so happens to contain the largest amount of frequencies that will align you to your predestined path.

The Planetary Dimensions

According to various sources including Edgar Cayce and Theosophists, as the soul enters the universe through the galactic centre, it first travels to the star Sirius- the brightest and largest planetary body in our galaxy to receive its divine path. Some believe these are where the Akashic records are stored. From there the soul enters our visible Sun and enters Earth.

As the soul descends through the planetary dimensions, it gathers frequencies from each dimension. It will collect the most frequencies from a specific dimension of a planet which becomes one’s Soul Planet- the planet with the highest degree. Planets in your horoscope with high degrees… 24 degrees and up showcase very strong karmic implications of those planets. Think of it as the planet reaching maturity, consolidation, strength, and wisdom.

The following image is based on Aristotle’s depiction of the planetary dimensions

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The following information about each Soul Planet that I’m about to share is from a variety of sources that I have compiled since stuyding the Soul Planet. I am using information primarily from Edgar Cayce, Theosophy, Vedic Astrology, and Babylonian Astrology.

The Soul Planet goes by a couple of different names

Vedic Astrology: Attmakaraka

Babylonian Astrology: Almuten

Your Soul Planet

Read about your Soul Planet down below once you have found it in your natal chart. If you’re not sure how to find it, you can comment your birth details and I can find it for you.

**Watch what your Soul Planet does in the sky. Every movement will have a very important impact upon you.

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Sun– If the Sun is your Soul Planet you have a life of tears and laughter. There is something innately royal about you- dignified & stoic. If you were born in the daytime the Sun is your Soul Planet, however if you were born at night and the Sun is still the planet with the highest degree in your chart, the Moon will have more impact on your life as the Moon reflects the light of the Sun. You are a bright soul that radiates goodness wherever you go. However, even the slightest negative emotion will radiate, so be careful that you don’t push people away with your strong energy. One of your greatest lessons is to learn to overcome your ego and to learn humility and compassion. Your Father or Father figure will play a key role in helping you evolve and fulfill your purpose.  Your reptuation precedes you and people can read you like a book. You tend to view things on the surface level and some might even think you are superficial. You also take yourself too seriously and can have a feeling throughout your life of missing something.

 

Moon– If the Moon is your Soul Planet you are social, caring, empathetic, psychological, & strong. It is best to have a Moon Soul Planet if you were born at night because this will give you royal qualities. If you were born during the day, your Moon will be weaker. You can become easily influenced by other people, susceptible to psychic attack, & you can be very angry and hateful. You are deeply connected to the emotional body and will learn how to navigate your emotional waters. You will be very connected to all that the Moon represents: your mother, homeland, ancestry, food, and intuition. If your Moon is in good dignity, you will be soft spoken, graceful, and compassionate. If your Sun is in a much lower degree than your Moon or if it is the planet with the lowest degree in your chart, you will feel disconnected from your Mother, and your parents may not have had a good marriage. Following the phases of the moon and taking baths will help you to cleanse unwanted energies that you pick up during the day.

 

Mercury– If Mercury is your Soul Planet this is considered one of the most rare soul planets. Your Mercury must be visible according to the heliacal phases of the planets. Basically, check to see if your Mercury is conjunct the Sun. If it is, it will become invisible…unfortunately most people have Mercury conjunct the Sun because Mercury can never be more than a few degrees away from the Sun. You are very inquisitive, intellectual, studious, versatile- you can actually possess the qualities of all the Soul Planets. You are a mediator and know how to make money. One of your karmic challenges that you will have to overcome will involve the truth. You must learn to be pure and honest in your communication. Your pineal gland is highly activated during your life allowing you to merge your soul with the holy spirit or God or source. You must watch out for self-aggrandizement because this can inhibit the strength of your mind.

 

Venus– If Venus is your Soul Planet, you possess the luckiest soul planet. You are friendly, soft, magnetic, attractive, and always seem to get things for free. You can advance in your career through your friends and partners. You have a very predictable life that will bless you with material comforts. Remember, Venus’ path in the sky makes a pentacle- the symbol for Earthly pleasures. You need to work on your self-discipline because you can be too lax. You need pushes in order to get your life going. The thymus gland is the gland which will be strongly activated during your life. It is a lymphatic organ of the immune system located behind the sternum. When the thymus gland is activated, you find yourself sympathetic, and seeking love, beauty, and music. You will also be strongly attracted to the opposite sex. One of your most important karmic lessons will involve the process of creation and sexual relationships. Learning not to abandon projects and people when the lust wares off will ensure that you keep your integrity intact which will help you to understand the spiritual process of creating something from start to finish.

 

Mars– If Mars is your Soul Planet you are driven by anger. You are unpredictable, & you will change your mind often. You are a self-made person- you cannot depend on others during your lifetime because you will be repeatedly let down. You will have troubles with your boss. You hate rigidity and find yourself getting into trouble quite easily. If you were born at night, Mars is weaker and you can find yourself feeling sexually inferior to others. It will feel as though your life is hanging on by a thread. Everything for you is do or die in this lifetime. If you were born during the daytime, Mars will take on more of a destructive force in your life. The Adrenal glands will be strongly activated during your life. It is believed that the adrenal glands are the storehouses of our karma. This means that you will encounter many karmic people and situations in your life. It is fair to say that you are not here to initiate a new karmic evolutionary cycle. You are here to repay the debts from your previous lifetime, more than paving a new path. You will learn how to control your warrior like power, aggressions, and urges. You will need to cultivate self control. You also have a very high opinion of yourself which makes you very courgaeous.

 

Jupiter– If Jupiter is your Soul Planet you are morally and ethically the best out of all the Soul Planets. You want to save the world, and help everyone you can. You love people and people love you. You are generous and very lucky- lucky in the spiritual sense so you will be able to easily attract good karma to you. You most likely come from an affluent and harmonious family. If you were born at night, you will possess more setbacks than someone born during the day with Jupiter soul planet. The pituitary gland will be strongly activated during your life. It is the master endocrine gland in the body located at the base of the brain. Awakening will come to you in this lifetime. Meditation and prayer are highly favourable because you have the ability to access God directly. You possess high mindedness and an affinity for large groups. You come to Earth with universality and nobility. You have grand ideas and notions. One of your greatest karmic lessons will involve acceptance. An imbalanced Jupiterian energy looks down upon those who are less knowledgeable and capable. Keep in mind that your enemies are your gurus, as are the homeless, and sick. The Jupiter planetary dimension is the most sacred dimension at is is believed that the energy here allows one to experience atonement. We can relate the pituitary gland to the crown charka. When this chakra is balanced, it assists the other chakras in aligning.

 

Saturn– If Saturn is your Soul Planet, you are withdrawn, suspicious, hold grudges, don’t like to give and lonely. You are a person of your word, talk slowly without emotion, you have a big frame, and you don’t like to smile or laugh. If you were born during the day, Saturn will soften. If you were born at night, you will be more harsh. The gonads will be strongly activated during your life. It is believed that prior to incarnating on Earth, the soul spent time in what Christians call “purgatory” a place of cleansing, purification, and starting over. A soul may choose to banish itself to the realm of Saturn if it needs to be reborn. Metaphysically, a soul may choose to start over when it cannot overcome its karmic lessons after trying countless times to no avail. We build up our karma over eons, so going into the Saturn dimension prior to incarnating erases all previous attempts. This is why the gonads are associated with this realm. Sex is viewed as a basic primal instinct that is often abused. A Saturn soul planet gives one an inner sense of frustration and naivety during life, but also an incredible gift of perseverance and strength. You understand suffering more than the other planets, so you come to Earth with a great responsibility to ease human suffering. This does not mean you are meant to end wars and poverty, but volunteering your time in a shelter or working in hospice care will greatly reward you.

 

Saturn Retrograde April 17-September 6, 2018: Shhhhhh

Silence. A word here that invokes the energy of this year’s Saturn retrograde. It is commonly believed that when a planet turns retrograde it appears as though it is moving backwards in the sky. However, this is merely an optical illusion. The planet actually slows down, it doesn’t travel in the opposite direction.

Saturn entered Capricorn December 2017 and the the theme is about restructuring your concrete reality. Saturn produces a manifesting energy in Capricorn because it naturally rules this sign. Saturn feels comfy here, not happy as he would in Libra, but comfortable nonetheless. If you would like to learn more about what this transit is all about, check out my Saturn in Capricorn blog here.

Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn will give Saturn the time is so desires to reconstruct the house it is currently transiting for you. He will be doing this anyways until 2020, but he has more time during these next 5 months to make some great headway. Come September, you will look back over the previous 5 months and see how much your life has changed.

Many Vedic Astrologers have been discussing how Saturn Retrograde can create more fights and confrontations between people. (Keep in mind, that in Vedic Astrology, Saturn is in Sagittarius, not Capricorn). I also agree with this, because whenever we experience a slowing down of energy in our lives, we get cranky and irritable because we want to move ahead, but we can’t. Please remember that Saturn brings lots of karmic changes to you, so there’s alot that first has to be tweaked behind the scenes before your external reality can change. This is what Saturn Retrograde is doing.

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Don’t get into fights, choose your battles wisely, don’t instigate or provoke anyone, and think before you speak. This transit is affecting everyone, so naturally everyone is going to be on edge for a few months. Saturn is the lord of karma and morals, so he is watching your behaviour very closely. If you act irresponsibly, he will strike you down with a heavy dose of karma. You may not feel it right away, but certainly when he turns direct in September, you will. Be the bigger person, turn the other cheek, watch what you say and you will be greatly rewarded. Mind you, if someone is swinging punches at you and pushing your buttons, you will have to defend yourself…but do it honourably and gracefully as opposed to handling it immaturely.

You are the actor and Saturn is your PR person. He wants you to act responsibly and maturely when the pressure is on during his retrograde cycle so he doesn’t feel that all of his restructuring is a waste.

It’s no coincidence that the ‘Shhhhh’ sound is Saturn’s sound in Vedic Astrology.

“Silence is a source of great stength” -Lao Tzu

 

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.

 

 

 

A Saturnalia Ritual

Saturnalia was an ancient Pagan festival held from December 17-25. It was celebrated to honour the God of the harvest and agriculture-Saturn. Ancient Romans believed that Winter was caused by the Sun losing its power due to a battle with the God of the Dead- Pluto. In order to bring back the harvest, various rituals and sacrifices would be performed to appease the Sun God.

We can incorporate modern day Saturnalia themes in our modern magickal practices. An easy way to do this would be to create a Saturnalia crystal grid. Crystal Grids are vortices of energy created using healing crystals for the purpose of manifestation. The choice of crystals and their placements will ensure that their energies are properly utilized.

Saturn may have been the planet of agriculture to the ancient pagans, but in modern day Astrology, Saturn is the planet of responsibility, effort, structure, and karma. We can harness Saturn’s energies during Saturnalia to help us manifest our goals. It will be even more potent this year as Saturn will be changing signs from Sagittarius where it has been for 2.5 years, to Capricorn until 2020, which is its natural ruler. Saturn’s manifesting abilities will be extra strong and powerful which is why this year, Saturnalia will be very special.

 

How to Make Your Crystal Grid

The size of your crystal grid does not matter.

What you will need:

6 pieces of Brown Agate or Turitella Agate

6 pieces of Smoky Quartz

1 piece of Sunstone

 

The Ritual

Perform this ritual on a Saturday night.

Find a quiet spot where you will be assembling your crystal grid. You can google crystal grid templates or sacred geometry for inspiration.

Ensure that your crystals have been cleansed. I would recommend rubbing sea salt on them as Salt is ruled by Saturn.

Take a deep breath in and think of what you would like to manifest. Please focus on just 1 thing.

Pick up your first piece of brown agate and say the following words

“Lord Saturn, I consecrate this crystal to bring forth _____________ into my life.”

Place the crystal down onto your gird.

Continue picking up all of your crystals one by one, (leaving Sunstone last) repeating the above words.

When you reach your piece of Sunstone, say the following words:

“I call upon the Sun to infuse my life with ___________________.  I honour you Oh practical Sun! Shine your light on what needs to be done!”

 

Place the piece of Sunstone in the centre of your crystal grid.

Your Saturnalia crystal grid is complete.

Disassemble it after December 25th.

Why 2017 is 10 Universal Year and Not a 1 Universal Year

I don’t know about the rest of you, but 2017 has not been the most amazing year for me up to this point. At the end of the highly emotional universal 9 year of 2016, I was really looking forward to the blessings that the 1 universal year of 2017 was going to be bringing. The 1 in numerology is associated with new beginnings, self reliance, outward energy, and independence. Since January of this year, I have experienced all of these expressions, but they have been extremely uncomfortable and difficult. The shadow side of the 1 universal energy is self critical behaviour, lack of self trust, egotism, and self destruction. For me personally, I have been experiencing the shadow side of the 1 energy. I have been doing a lot of reflecting lately, and I have come to realize that perhaps we aren’t in a 1 universal year at all, but are in fact a 10 universal year. The 10 number is numerology is known as the number of fate. If we observe the number we can see that the one is standing right beside the zero. The zero in numerology is the source of all other numbers, it marks a major manifestation point. Its shadow side is nothingness, the void, where it’s uncomfortable for us to sit while the one is asking us to charge ahead with our plans. In the astrological communities, something known as the galactic centre has been the subject of a lot of discussions. The galactic centre is the black hole in our milky way galaxy approximately 27,000 light years away. Like other black holes, this is a gravitational centre, where it sucks in the surrounding energy of the galaxy. Saturn is currently sitting there at 27 degrees of Sagittarius. Saturn is the planet of effort, restrictions, commitment, and long term goals. Sagittarius is the sign of visions, higher learning, and philosophy. When we bring these two together it is obvious that our futures are being reshaped, our reality is being birthed into something new!

If we reduce 27 we get 9, so expect many endings regarding your perspectives.  If we apply this to numerology, we can view the zero as being the black hole sucking us into something new, hence the 1 root energy. We have the strong desire during a 1 universal year to experience something new, but in 10 universal year, fate collides with our own desires, creating those shadow 1 expressions. 2017 has been tough so far, it seems events that were destined to happen, happened quickly and without warning. We are all being sucked into the vortex of change and fate, stargating us to a new reality. So rather than viewing 2017 as a 1 universal year, let’s try viewing it as a 10 universal year, and then maybe we won’t be so resistant to changes happening beyond our control.

Saturn Goes Direct August 13: Graduation Day!

Saturn goes direct at 9 degrees in Sagittarius after being retrograde since March 25. Our Saturn retrograde was all about recognizing what was not working for us, and no longer serving us well, it was also about confronting our fears. Since Saturn works on the subconscious level, we won’t be entirely aware of the homework we were all doing until he finally goes direct.

Healing was the undercurrent to the retrograde, because we were able to confront those shadow aspects of our lives that were weighing us down, preventing us from living our purpose and living from our highest potential. Saturn stationing direct always happens during a period of growth. You may have felt different this month. You may have made more progress, you may feel wiser, you may have a fresh new perspective on something that arose during our retrograde.

A big theme for Saturn is insecurity, and our retrograde period may have been about facing those insecurities so they can finally be released. What are insecurities…….fears. Saturn hates feeling restricted, but loves stability. So Saturn retrograde was an excellent period of conquering our fears, and once again, we will only feel the release of those fears after he stations direct.

Some common themes of this retrograde were the confrontations of your fears, wanting to spend more time alone, reassessing your life, letting go of self-critical behaviours, and having a new fun and joyous lease on life!

In astrology, Saturn is known as the teacher, so we have all been busy doing some internal studies of facing our fears, which is a huge task, but an important one…… if Saturn wants us to succeed with A+ grades.

I know on a personal level, I definitely had to face alot of insecurities and self-doubt I was having about my current life situation and my future. It was through confronting those feelings, sitting in them, that has allowed me to release them bit by bit. Having some beautiful heart opening conversations made me realize, that in fact, I was my own worst enemy. Don’t be surprised, if you discover that your restrictions have only been yourself, and your fears were merely ego based.

Saturn stations at 9 degrees in Sagittarius which is the number of endings paired with the sign of forward movement. You will notice after August 13, many more blessings coming into your life for the remainder of the year, also because 13 in numerology is the number of transformation and breakthroughs! Saturn joins Venus and Neptune in Sagittarius creating a square, so be loving towards yourself and others, to allow the new blessings coming into your life, to enter in with ease, at the highest vibration.

So get ready to graduate and move into a new abundant phase of the year!

Tips

Look to see where Saturn is in your natal chart, the house it’s in can indicate the type of release work that was done based around the fears/shadow aspects of that particular house.

For example; I have Saturn in my 7th house which rules marriage, and partnerships, relationships. I had to deal with 2 (extremely accurate) psychics who told me I would be getting married, which was really hard to for me to hear, because I always envisioned myself being an independent woman, and thought I loved not having an obligations to anyone. It was because of those psychic readings, that I realized, that while I do enjoy my independence, I don’t want to spend the rest of my life alone. My fear of “losing independence” was entirely ego based.

Work with sapphire, which is ruled by Saturn, it creates an intense focus on your inner vision, allowing you to bring your ideas to fruition.