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Gemini New Moon June 13, 2018: Marriage of Mind and Heart

Gemini New MoonThe New Moon in Gemini on June 13th calls on us to we have a unique opportunity to create change and become more adaptable to new ideas and new ways of living our life; to learn the inner strength that an increase in flexibility can offer us.  Gemini is a shapeshifter and easily modifies obstacles and helps to activate the mind to embrace experiences that change us.  It encourages us to shift the way we perceive our own lives through experiencing our lives through the perceptions of others.

Still, the Mind and Heart are inextricably woven together in this New Moon. Mercury, ruler of Gemini, is the master of the mind, the intellect, and the processing of messages.  Mercury has just moved into Cancer, the sign of the Moon – emotional, intuitive, sensitive. The New Moon itself brings a shift in our emotional space from the stability of Taurus into the sparkling liveliness of Gemini.

This New Moon includes a conjunction of Mars to the south lunar node, signifying a release of something from the past.  If we allow ourselves to introduce greater fluidity into our emotions and feeling nature, that release will be facilitated and the awakening that we experience will be that much more magical.

The New Moon favors new adventures, so you can take advantage of this time by starting something new.  Plant a seed now and it will grow!  Gemini most particularly favors matters of the intellect, but also anything that will help us to adapt and change to new surroundings or experiences.

By | 2018-06-13T16:44:30+00:00 June 11th, 2018|Moon|2 Comments

The astrology of the “Full Flower Moon” in Sagittarius, May 29 2018

full flower moon may 2018This month’s Sagittarius Full Moon asks that we dig deep into our hearts to find our adventurous spirit.   Called the “Flower Moon” because in the northern hemisphere, where these names originated, May is the month where flowers reach their maximum bloom, this May Full Moon inspires us to reach beyond the stars into the great unknown to find our place there.

Zodiacal polarities are opposites, with each sign having something that the other lacks.  Gemini wants to take in every single bit of information without discrimination, just for the sake of learning and gaining experience.  Sagittarius, on the other hand, is imbued with a never ending desire to continually expand one’s knowledge and awareness of the outer world.  As polarities go, the Gemini/Sagittarius polarity is about the most harmonious – both signs seek understanding, but in different ways.

I love the image of the “Flower Moon” for the Sagittarius Full Moon – the flowering of wisdom and innate understanding; expanding our goals and dreams beyond what we thought was possible, the never ending search for meaning and truth.  At the full moon our the power of the heart reaches a peak and our subconscious awareness becomes richer and more easily accessible to the conscious mind.

The astrological dynamics of this Sagittarius Full Moon are heavily weighted towards the earth and water elements.  Earth and water are the “yin” elements, motivating security and emotions but not necessarily the action and expansion that the fire of Sagittarius craves.  However, the Full Moon Ruler (Jupiter) is tied into a lovely Grand Trine in water signs (Venus in Cancer, Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces) which aids in the process of expansion on an emotional level.  When we are […]

By | 2018-05-22T08:27:04+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Moon|3 Comments

Taurus New Moon May 15th and Uranus in Taurus: Forcing the flower to bloom

Taurus is a sign that loves peace and harmony, and the New Moon in Taurus is an opportunity to find your grounding space, to connect with the earth and the pleasures that are available to humans in a physical body. But challenging Mars aspects at the New Moon will have a disruptive effect. At the very least this Mars influence will help to energize and motivate, but if there is any dissonance in your life it will become apparent during this time.

And speaking of disruption, Uranus enters Taurus just after the New Moon and though it doesn’t actually hit the New Moon directly, the disruption of our equilibrium that the Taurus New Moon seeks to deliver will burst open the seed of transformation that lies within all of us, encouraging us to break out of the ways in which we have become stuck in our attempt to find serenity, and explore new paradigms that expand our reach while enabling us to maintain our equanimity and sense of inner comfort.

This is a tricky balance to maintain, but with Uranus in Taurus for the next seven years it’s a good place to start!

By | 2018-05-16T08:53:11+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Moon|1 Comment

This Aries New Moon is a powerhouse of intention

The New Moon in Aries on April 15th marks the beginning of a new lunar cycle – the Sun and Moon align, linking the solar purpose with the lunar heart and soul and fostering within us a new resolve to begin something new.  Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and as such it inspires us to step forward with courage and intention.

When there is this much intentional support, it’s important to be purposeful so that all of this positive energy isn’t wasted. Even if you are a person who is goal oriented, there is an opportunity to find a new direction at this time.

Uranus, the planet of radical change and innovation, is tightly intertwined with the Aries Sun and Moon and motivates us to break out of old patterns that hold us back from emerging as the brilliant beings we truly are and which we long to show to the world.

Transformational Pluto challenges the lunation to intensify and create drama in this process of change.  This is not a warm and fuzzy New Moon that sparkles fairy dust – this is a shamanic wake-up call to leave the past behind and make your own magic happen.  This will be a good preparation for Chiron’s awakening into Aries which arrives the next day and helps us to create healing in our individual Self and personal identity.

Questions to ask yourself in ceremony or ritual under this Aries New Moon:

  • If I could transform anything in my life, free from any fear or limitation, what would it be?  How can I make this real in my life?
  • What am I afraid of and how is that fear keeping me from living […]
By | 2018-04-15T10:50:33+00:00 April 15th, 2018|Moon|2 Comments

The deceptive harmony of the Libra Full Moon and Mercury retrograde

Libra full moonThe March 31st Full Moon is in Libra, the sign of balance, so you might think of it as a peaceful and harmonious time, full of the beauty and love that Libra is known for.  But this Full Moon is opposite not only the Aries Sun, but also a retrograde Mercury in Aries which is not all that happy at being muzzled by the retrograde.

In Aries Mercury prefers to take action – to go forward always, without the necessity of having to retrace its steps or even worse, admit that something was wrong and needs to be redone. So Aries Mercury retrogrades can be quite a challenge.  In this Full Moon, Mercury and the Sun are aligned as one opposed to the Moon which  means that the Aries energy will have a tendency to overcome the mild nature of the Libra Moon which after all wants nothing more than a lovely day enjoying a cup of tea with a good friend.

Complicating matters a bit more is an alignment of Saturn (restriction and judgment) and Mars (assertive action and desire).  A pairing of Saturn and Mars has the effect of driving with the brakes on: Mars says “let’s go” and Saturn says “not yet.”  It is helpful that both Mars and Saturn are in Capricorn, the sign that is ruled by Saturn, so at least they can both agree on a goal to achieve and the pair will help us to find the focus we need to achieve (Saturn) that which we desire (Mars).  However, Mars and Saturn are locked in a challenging square to both the Sun and Moon which has the potential to create some dissonance in our world for a few days.

Full Moons […]

By | 2018-03-31T12:29:14+00:00 March 31st, 2018|Moon|2 Comments
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