SCORPIO FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE
The Big Ask
12:13 AM EST May 16 2022 at 25 degrees Scorpio.
This is one powerful full Moon. Fixed Earth Taurus is face to face with fixed Water Scorpio each with something to learn and to absorb from the other.
Just a reminder if Scorpio keywords: power, metamorphosis , evolution, mystery, karma and commitment (or not committing).
Taurus can learn to soak up shared resources, assistance from others and sharing of feelings and actual stuff: a handful or herbs, a recipe for soothing the throat or how to act up in the community.
Scorpio can learn from Taurus how to bask in the beauty of a lawn littered with dandelions and bees just waking up from a winter of dozing.
Taurus can reflect to Scorpio how to feel into and value it’s own vibration without concern of the outside world - it’s barbs, it’s judgements and it’s criticism.
Scorpio rules, among other things, the reproductive organs. At this full moon we can claim our own bodies, our own reproductive organs. With the opposition to Taurus we can find a way to safeguard the physical body our own body. We can do what we need to do to value that body and the organs within it.
The Sun and Moon are square to Saturn in Aquarius at the full Moon. Saturn makes the rules and Aquarius breaks the rules so that greater evolution and freedom can be attained. Saturn also brings personal responsibility to the mix- responsibility for our emotional body and over how we think and behave coming from a place of personal authority.
In this case, freedom - Uranus to have authority — Saturn over our own bodies – Scorpio – that we love, cherish and value – Taurus. Venus and Chiron are conjunct in Aries at the full Moon. Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Chiron is the doctor, the teacher, the wounded healer. Aries energy acts on instinct — to forge ahead to do what it feels in the moment is right.
Mars is conjunct Neptune in Pisces here. Mars is what drives our physical bodies around on the Earth plane. Neptune is what drives our spirit around in all the realms. We are able to – at this time- physically channel what is most needed for the body and the spirit.
Mercury is retrograde in Gemini almost conjunct the Sun. It is Sextile Jupiter at 00 degrees Aries. We have to find new ways to address old issues.
Jupiter is associated with freedom, expansion, and the truth. A new moment of speaking our own truth as an expression of our personal values is called for.
What does it all mean?
March in the street if you want to. Send money to the mist precious cause if you feel so drawn. Wear a T-shirt stating your views. Write to whoever wherever the laws are made or remade.
Loll around in the garden with palms pressed down on the Earth and say something like,
“Thank you. I love you. I am listening. What do I need to know? What do I want to do?”
Then actually expect an answer!
The answer may not come right away, but it will come.
Sometimes in an instant, as happened to me the other day. Sometimes in a different quiet moment the answer will come.
I hear that a lot of help us available to us. But we have to ask. Scorpio Full Moon Eclipse is about knowing when to ask and to allow the self to receive.
Lots of love, Lydia
TAURUS NEW MOON ECLIPSE 2022
We have a new Moon and Solar Eclipse onApril 30 10:28 AM EST at 10 degrees 28 minutes Taurus. There will be a Lunar eclipse at the Scorpio Full Moon on 15 May.
Eclipse cycles occur twice a year and they start in motion energies for at least the next six months. In this case the energy we kick off is…
Safety, security and beauty. Steadfastness. Decisions made and stuck to. Fixed signs can go the distance.
A delicious, familiar meal. A favorite pair of flannel pj bottoms. The view out the window of the flowers making their way up from the soil toward the Sun and my line of sight.
Taurus does like to rest and take in the view. It likes to identify the variety of fragrances wafting by on a breeze.
When a thorn sticks in its back side, however, Taurus will move quickly and decisively to remove it and dress the wound.
Taurus wants to protect the beauty, the fragrance, and even the thorn.
It values the taste of the familiar meal, the feel of the well worn flannel pj bottoms, the sting of the thorn.
While it may have its habits, Taurus knows what it likes and LOVES what it likes.
When love is expressed, the value is seen in the object, the relationship, the experience.
These are all part of the journey of existence. Seeing, feeling, enjoying.
With a new Moon in Venus-ruled Taurus we can be lead along on our path by taking the time to identify what is appreciated- in the world around us and very importantly in the Self.
At this Taurus New Moon Eclipse Venus is conjunct Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces. Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. Neptune is in its home sign of Pisces and is conjunct expansive and optimistic Jupiter. We are getting a MASSIVE supercharged new beginning booster rocket to the inner realms, to multidimensionality, and to the place where our dreams are so big and visible we can reach out and touch them. We connect through appreciation, beauty, the natural world, creativity and love in all of its expressions. Connecting and believing we are each a drop in the ocean and a flower in the field of blooms, experiencing the unity of being both our true Selves and One with everything. We go beyond duality to the dimension of spirit, led on the path by the heart. This is real and to be actively invited and experienced at this time.
Knowing what and how to Value – in the Self and in the experiences, substances, and relationships of life is a big part of the Taurean energy.
It is a fixed sign. It doesn’t move as fast as Cardinal Aries. It may not shift as fast a Mutable Gemini.
It uses its senses to tune into surroundings, ideas and plans. In a natural square to Leo it wants to continue creating itself. In the natural opposition to Scorpio it will consider the value in the Self and the Other and learn appreciation of both. In the natural square to Aquarius it can be open to wild ideas and shifts in consciousness. All are passed through the vibe check of the senses.
Taurus knows how to operate in survival mode. When the storm has passed, it may need to be coaxed out of its refuge. The best way to lure Taurus from its safe refuge is appealing to its senses: fragrant herbs and flowers, a roll down the grassy hill, a trip to a sculpture garden.
With the Taurus new Moon making an easeful Sextile to Mars in Pisces we may be lured out by a dreamy landscape or by the prospect of fulfilling a dream or vision.
Pluto, the power center, is starting a retrograde cycle on the day of this new Moon at 28 minute 36 degrees Capricorn.
Secrets about the structures of our own lives and the lives of our nations will be revealed in the coming months.
As we connect to beauty and the All that Is, we can connect with the depths of our own personal power centers in the quiet world of our innermost being.
It is time to connect with that unique power center each of us has, and to invite it to reveal what the best embodiment- first – and expression – second – of that power can be. For real. The time is now and each of us is the One.
To deepen the inner connection, Mercury embarks on a retrograde cycle from Gemini back into Taurus from May 10 to June 3. The inner voice will speak. The inner yearning for a convo about love, beauty and what matters most will grab our hearts and squeeze til we respond.
Hand on heart. Mind and heart. Love yourself.
It all begins. Again. Here. Now.
New Moon. New Beginning that eclipses all of the old beginnings. It’s all here for us to move into the experience.
LIBRA FULL MOON
Come Back to the Beauty
16 April 2022 2:55 PM EST.
The Libra full moon wants to help us to calibrate. The symbol of Libra is the balance. Libra Full Moon can highlight where we need to find our footing. Sun in Aries energy is exuberant and instinctual and may run head first into new experiences. When we leap before we look, we may land on a small stone that can give us a shaky landing.
Libra asks us to take a moment to review… any scrapes, scratches, regrets?
Libra is an air sign. It observes. It sees where the grace is in a situation, where the beauty of the next move may lie.
In a few days the Sun will move from Aries into Taurus where we may take one step back after the two steps forward taken during Aries time.
Libra helps to review progress made, lumps taken, information acquired thus far.
Mars and Venus are in Pisces, so our physical wiring and the desire nature want to be soothed and reassured that engagements are good for the wholeness if the self. Venus, ruler of the Libra full moon, makes a Sextile to Uranus and Mercury in Taurus. Taurus is also ruled by Venus. Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury. Both concern communication. Here, we can tune into what the vibrations of the Earth are telling the physical body. The nervous system can make a link to the Universal Mind. In other words, we can use the body to link the universal and the physical to calibrate to new, more expansive and helpful vibrations that are coming through at this time. More energy, assistance and synergy are on hand than we have previously experienced.
This opportunity is elevated by the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction in Pisces that is gifting us with expansion, compassion, insight and the ability to connect in new and more dynamic ways.
It’s like the love and prayer and connection has increased exponentially.
One just needs to ask, invite, and plug in. This can be done by feeling the feet on the ground and the Sun on the hands stretched to the sky and the Sun. It can be done by following, instinctually, how we are guided when we ask “how can I expand?” How can I connect?” “How can I be of assistance?” Trust the answers will come and then we will be guided.
As the Libra full Moon invites beauty, we will be soothed by that which is found pleasing and comforting to the senses by the individual. Go toward the beauty, the birdsong, the fragrant blooms. Be immersed in the senses and allow the to inform the mind and the body.
There is a great opportunity here to help and to expand on all levels to the needs of our planet, all of its inhabitants, and beyond. Once again, as it bears saying twice: We simply need to ask, to invite, to plug in to that which knows us best— the universal Love and the Higher Mind.
Much love to us all on this Libra Full Moon.
ARIES NEW MOON 2022
The first new Moon of the month 2:24 AM EST 1st April at 11 degrees 30 minutes Aries. We’ll have the second on April 30th in Taurus.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, so this is another chance for a new year and a new beginning. We are shifting seasons in both hemispheres, so it’s a good time for a bit of a cleanse… a bit of fasting, a bit of juicing, some salt baths, deep breathing, yelling, stomping around, what ever clears the dust, outmoded thoughts and ashes of what’s left behind.
A fresh start is called for. We don’t have to start from zero. We can build our new year on the shoulders of good results and strong foundations already in place.
Aries is the fire of barefaced initiation that gives us the guts to move ahead. It must get up and go.
The Sun Moon and Mercury are riding together at this new Moon, so it’s a great time to step into some of those dreams that have been waiting on a dose of daring. All planets are in forward motion to support the headlong, maybe headstrong burst of energy and power that is arising.
If you’ve wanted to take up a new craft, go get some of the materials and get cracking on it. Break the eggs for that previously daunting recipe. Send that text inviting a new friend for an adventure.
The initiatory energy of Aries wants to dare. It wants to explore. It wants the experience of the unknown.
Aries rules the head, so an mind open to new ideas and different ways of approaching things is key.
Shake off some old ways and walk into the day as if it is truly a new day. One way to refresh is to take a different route to your destination. Try writing with your non dominant hand. Eat something different for lunch. Speak up. Wear a new color. All of these small changes to routine will give the mind a jolt of newness that can invite inspiration and innovation to this time.
Mars, ruler of Aries is in Aquarius until 16 April, so taking action on new ideas and flashes of insight can ground the big energies coming in.
Venus moves from Aquarius to Pisces on 6 April. We can unite the excitement and ideas gifted by the higher mind to the wisdom of the Soul in the coming weeks – nurturing that which is new and necessary for our enrichment.
When in doubt, leap around like a spring lamb, allow for some head butts. Revel in any newness on offer. It all might just enliven the mind and the heart.
Aries energy is essentially instinctual, so breathe in the breezes and follow what smells best. 🐏🌑♈️
VIRGO FULL MOON 2022
The full Moon is on March 18, 2022 at 2:18 AM EST at 27 degrees 40 minutes Virgo.
At the full Moon the Sun is nearly conjunct Pisces ruler, Neptune.
We dream and we want to see that dream realized in daily life – Virgo – in a way that is useful — also Virgo.
The equinox is just a couple of days away as is the Sun’s move into Aries. Regardless of our hemisphere, we are getting ready to shift to the new season and the astrological new year.
For now, though, the Sun is in Pisces and the full Moon is in Virgo. Pisces and Virgo are mutable signs. They like to shift. The like to be fluid. They look forward to becoming something new, transformed.
Mercury and Jupiter are traveling along together for a while in Pisces. Thinking sweet, hopeful and beautiful thoughts will help to move into sweet, hopeful, and beautiful experiences.
Mars and Venus are hand in hand in Aquarius. Energy focused and expressed in the areas of life we love and want to expand can be galvanized by great ideas and passion poured into them. Put the electric energy coursing through us with Mars in Aquarius into the light socket so Venus can manifest our dreams wishes hopes and desires. Venus is the earthly manifestor of the higher Neptunian love vibrations. Venus in Aquarius can be a channel for high dreams to be brought into reality guided along by the transformative and earthly Virgo full Moon.
It is a time for the practicality of dreaming. It is the time for treats – both for ourselves and those we love. It is time for footpaths and salt scrubbing and burning of clarifying herbs ahead of the Equinox. It is time to call on the power of love and grace. It is time to call on the divine gifts that are peculiar to each one of us as individuals to fill us so completely that they can’t help but overflow out into the world to comfort and aid exactly those that can benefit from that special and unique vibration.
Can this be heard and understood? Right where we sit, stand, or lie— right now — indoors or out, night or day, at work or at rest: we can invite the divine influx tuned especially for us to fill us and radiate from us as our gift to the world.
This is the business of Pisces and Virgo. This is the beauty of human ability and experience as we inhabit a body on the earth plane.
We have but to ask, allow and transmit that which is ours to receive and to give.
If this seems odd, ruminate on it while doing the dishes or sweeping the floor, or making the bed. We have an invitation – a task of attunement to our own spectacular and mundane vibration. Breathe and let it in. Breathe and give it out.
That is all.
PISCES NEW MOON
THE New Moon occurs On March 2 at 12:34 PM EST AT 12 degrees Pisces.
This is the last new Moon of the astrological year, as Pisces is the 12th and final sign. In a few weeks, the annual cycle begins again with the Aries new Moon.
So we get to have a look at culminations, completions, and what we would like to attract next into our lives.
This is perfect timing, because Pisces, ruled by Neptune, dives into our dreams, wishes hopes and desires.
We can have a look at what has manifested for us already. We can feel into what we would still like to experience in our lives and where our focus may have shifted priorities.
The two fish, symbol of Pisces, are swimming away from each other but are side side – one not seeing the other.
What is just outside of our field of vision? What clues, ideas, suggestions and nudges are we needing to give more attention? Do we need the big splash of a fin to wake us up?
Neptune can get lost, or at least distracted by fantasy. It is lovely to swim around in the mist of the unmanifested potentialities of life.
Can we rise up the the surface where the Sun can shine on the ideas, dreams, and wisps of ideas that we would like to give our thoughts, visions and delight?
We don’t need to badger our dreams with to do lists and timelines. We can tease them into the ordinary life experience by imagining what having that thing or circumstance would feel like. We can help to realize ideas by giving the concept love and easy attention, understanding that things do unfold in perfect timing.
These dreams and ideas can be envisioned for us on a personal level AND on a community and more universal level. We can add our power to our vision.
As individuals and as a collective we are going through a massive growth spurt. There are accompanying growing pains with the expansion of consciousness. Taking loving care of our thoughts and energy is key to smoothing the way through these times.
At the new Moon, Venus and Mars are conjunct Pluto in Capricorn. Jupiter is nearly conjunct the Sun and New Moon which pulls Neptune in Pisces along for the ride.
What we love and desire – Venus - and how to go about attracting it – Mars — and the power/energy of bringing it into form- Capricorn — makes it a deep time to tune into those desires and to feel into what it would feel like to live them. We see the exertion of will and power going in in the world. This conjunction is trine the North Node in Taurus. We can emanate love for the earth and all that we value at this time… no matter what power struggles are being exhibited on the outer.
Venus and Mars are traveling side by side this week and on 7 March they enter Aquarius together reminding us we have creative expression that can soothe and inspire ourselves and our friends and neighbors all over.
Jupiter expands and adds an optimistic and an expansive vibration to those desires.
As we expand, we can how our energy reaches out. We may see there are friends with whom we can join forces to bring ideas to fruition.
So we carry on. Pisces is a culmination of all experiences so we can reach into the mist and pull out what feels good. We can remember and invite what feels helpful, what progresses our day in a way that nurtures us. We can imagine our way into a compassionate place. These ideas and feelings do, indeed radiate from us for the good of all.
Love, Lydia 🐠🐠
LEO FULL MOON
On Feb 16 2022 at 5:56 AM EST the full Moon is at 27 degrees 59 minutes Leo.
The fixed opposition of the Aquarius Sun to the full Leo Moon can be one of the most powerful and intoxicating of the year.
The Leo full moon bursts with creative passion. The Aquarius Sun has the energy to share the love.
Leo is the sign of creative self expression. It wants to say “here I am, here’s what I made, here’s what I do” in a personal and warm-hearted way.
Leo rules all that we create from that heart -centered drive: whether it is making babies, a meal, a painting, or an extra personal interpretive dance. Aquarius Energy is in charge of friends, of groups. Aquarius also drives us to be an individual within a group – not a member of a herd.
How can I share unique gifts and creativity and enthusiasm
with the collective without losing what makes me “Me?”
I guess we can always take inspiration from TV shows and films that feature an ensemble- a rag tag team of players, each of whom brings something to the table.
This full Moon is a great time to look at what we, as individuals bring to the table.
It’s also a good time to say, I’d prefer to cook for one! To thine own self be true.
Are we bringing our gifts to a table that no longer supports the weight of our gifts?
What to share, when to share? Knowing when to gestate, ruminate and create in a solitary fashion is just as important as knowing where and when to reveal a part of our creative nature to the group.
Aquarius not only represents the Service to the whole. It also represents the outcast, the loner, the rebellious one.
It is wise to be aware of the purpose for the isolation, the separation, the rebellion— and just as importantly— the purpose for the joining with others.
As we move through the astrological signs, hopefully we become increasingly aware of our own guidance system – the one honed by experience, by meditation, by trust in the voice of the Higher Self.
With Mars and Venus conjunct in Capricorn at the full Moon it’s a good time to invest our energy doing what we love- on our own or with others.
On 18 February, the Sun moves into Pisces. The twelfth sign of the zodiac - Pisces embodies the energy of all of the signs. Here we can tune into all kinds of dreams, wishes, hopes, desires, accomplishments, experiences, and emotions.
We can dip into the length and breadth and depth of ideas and memories and enjoy the viewing of them as we visualize the minutes, hours, and days we next want to enjoy.
In the meantime enjoy the warmth of the Leo full moon.
Bask in the light of a full, beautiful heart.
Love, Lydia 🦁
AQUARIUS NEW MOON 2022
The new moon occurs on 31 January at 12 degrees 19 minutes Aquarius at 10:45 PM Mountain Time. That is 12:45 AM EST on Feb 1.
The New Moon is pretty close to a square to Uranus at 10 degrees Taurus. But by the time of the New Moon, both the Sun and the Moon will have already squared Uranus and moved off. Energetically, then, we experience the Aquarius New Moon with a sweat on the brow of a trial we have already met and have started to move beyond. We still may feel the effects of that labor, but we can wipe the forehead, have some water and say “good job so far.”
Venus went direct on 29 January and is close to a semi-Sextile to the New Moon/Sun.
Mercury continues retrograde and will resume forward motion on 4 Feb at 24 Capricorn.
Aquarius wants to shake things up. In a square to Taurus, whose ruler, Venus, is still finding its feet after resuming forward motion on 29 January, it can shake up our self care routines. It can call into question what really works for us and what does not? Where have we been caught in repetitive behaviors or cycles that might be comfortable but have, upon reflection, have lost their meaning.
Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, the higher octave of Mercury.
Our ideas, in Aquarius, can be more expansive, more unusual and they may come on suddenly.
Aquarius wants to be free from the restraints of society, of ordinary responsibility, of outmoded habits and ideas.
Since new Moon energy leans toward the letting go of what is complete, no longer useful, or that which has been found to impede revolutionary motion, we might even be inclined to do something rash.
Luckily, we still have Venus and Mercury in Capricorn reminding us what we love about the tried and true rules and routines, tempering Aquarian energy that may want to jettison it all.
Mercury just made a retrograde pass over Pluto which has made scales drop from the eyes. We have a chance to see what has really been going on. We can weigh whether it’s worth sticking around now that we have a clearer picture, or whether to vote with our feet and check out, take our purchases and head home.
Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius will be rooting for heading for the door and a “wind in the face” flush of freedom.
If we are aware of what has been brewing for us, we can see the surges of rebellion and flashes of insight in the context of our own evolution. We can consider the new impulses and information pouring into us with something of a level head and involved heart.
If we’ve been lolling around in a TV and Tik Tok-infused post holiday fugue state, we might fall off the couch, get that metaphorical knock on the head, and find ourselves face to face with some big changes wanting our full attention.
Aquarius and Uranus can deliver wake up calls from our deepest memories buried many levels down. They’ll only rise up if they have relevance right now, to be ignored at our peril- for the next wave of memory/emotion/call to attention/action will come with more force and urgency.
Uranus will do what it takes to wakes us from the torpor of denial, misunderstanding, and/or diversion.
Once Mercury resumes forward motion on 4 February, we will, for the rest of the month, have all planets moving in forward motion. We may feel a bit unfettered and may have an easier time getting things going.
This new Moon also brings in the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger, signifying strength and courage.
It is a good time to clean house, release the remnants of 2021, and move clear-eyed and with a clean floors into 2022. Clearing and cleaning are always good ways to welcome a New Moon.
As always with the electrical energy of Aquarius, grounding exercises are helpful to reorient/maintain balance with the new energies coming in. Doing jumping jacks, taking a walk outdoors, meditating on the squirrels or birds out the window can all help with grounding.
The lovely Thich Nhat Hanh moved from the earthly realm recently. I can recommend, The Miracle of Mindfulness – a book that can help with grounding and being present for the human adventure.
So Happy Aquarius New Moon.
Happy Year of the Tiger.
Bare those teeth and begin again. 🐯
CANCER FULL MOON 2022
The first full moon of 2022 is at 12:48 EST on 17 January at 27 degrees Cancer.
The powerful Cardinal Cancer (Moon) Capricorn (Sun) axis likes to begin things.
Begin or begin again.
We have Mercury newly retrograde at 9 degrees Aquarius. We are going to visit with our subconscious, with our memories, with our old journals and vision boards to see what needs to be seen as new.
The person who thought those thoughts and dreamed those dreams and glued those vision boards is the same one looking at them today.
I often address the me in my past and need to address that future me, too.
I appreciate the me who has provided for me and cared for me. I talk to that me and thank that me.
This is fitting, now, as Venus – the valuer, the lover, the friend, the one who relates, the one that puts together previously unrelated pieces…
is retrograde at 13 Capricorn.
As Capricorn rules time, and Venus is retrograde, it is a perfect moment, at this full Moon, to time travel.
We can imagine the us who is now visiting a friend when we were both 15 or 26.
We can cry or laugh again. We can sit in a different chair in the restaurant – we can view the scene from a now perspective. We can do it as a daydream if the word meditation is too ponderous.
We can do the same adventure into the future and imagine where we want to lounge, or dance or paint or have dinner.
Who is there? How does it smell? What are we wearing? Is it hot? Is there shade? Do You feel relaxed? Excited?
Time travel at this full Moon is encouraged and can be encouraging.
There is a watery tint with this axis. Capricorn has a serpent’s tail as it is well acquainted with the depths of human, spiritual and timely experience.
We can find our way to other times through evocative triggers: songs, poems, tv shows, memories and wishes.
Cancer is ruled by the Moon. The Crab is as happy on the ocean floor as it is scampering around the beach under the moonlight.
We intuitively feel our place on the earth plane. At this full Moon we can feel into the time that will best inform us of who we are, what we want and how we would like to proceed.
Crabs don’t move in a straight line. The go back and forth. They go side to side. They scoot behind a rock to get a safer, hidden perspective.
And speaking of hidden/revelatory views, the full Moon is opposing Pluto conjunct the Sun in Capricorn.
We can reach into the power and personal authority that is our birth right, the power that is as close as our own heart. We can tune in, through the heart, the mind , the intuition, and the power of the blood that courses through the veins, pulled by the moon. We can tune in to our own vibration, our own blueprint for who and what a d how we want to be, do, interact and have in this life.
We hold the pearl in the palm of our hand that glows just for us. It has insight just for us, tailor-made just for us as a touchstone, signpost, and guide.
The full Moon illuminates, it magnetizes. It helps us to recognize, to intuit, to elaborate, the way to the within and to the without are made more clear.
May the full Cancer Moon bring the energy to the true Home inside, where the hearth fire is always warm, -always welcoming, always comforting.
CAPRICORN NEW MOON 2022
Happy New Moon. Happy New Year.
The first new Moon of the year is at 12 Capricorn on 2 January 2022 1:33 PM EST.
Capricorn is a great lead in to every new year as it rules time.
New Year energy signals a reset. It can signal a look at things we feel it’s time to do – or at least to consider.
Saturn-ruled Capricorn also rules the structure of things and events – our day, our menu, the layout of our home. The New Year energy lends itself to the consideration of the structure of our hours and days. It then may call us to focus on how we might build/rebuild certain areas of our life. At this New Moon Mercury and Saturn, are in Aquarius making way for some real eureka moments.
Jupiter, the optimistic expander, is at powerful 0 degrees of Pisces- asking us to attend to the dreams of our minds, our hearts, and our Spirits.
If you know what house Capricorn inhabits in your chart, that can add more insight to what areas come up for consideration every year around this time.
Venus is retrograde in Capricorn until January 29th. Venus is all about how we relate, care, value and love. Capricorn, among other things, is all about structure, time and rules. Retrograde cycles invites us to revisit, review, reflect, reconsider, reevaluate, etc, etc.
The New Year is a a time for intention setting. It is a time for releasing of the old and outmoded and allowing breathing space to invite the new.
It seems that the first weeks of the 2022 can be a time to look at our relationships of all kinds. We don’t have to go crazy jettisoning everything and going with the whole “New Year, New Me” thing. How about “New Year, New Toothbrush…” It’s achievable, and it is good self care. It can be rewarding to find places where we can do micro adjustments by keeping changes gentle and doable.
Back to our New Moon Capricorn, Venus retrograde. The first relationship is the relationship with the self. We can focus on how we value ourselves. We can think about what has been working in the last couple of years since our daily lives and routines have probably shifted quite a bit since 2020.
Which of the new habits whether they be by circumstance or by choice — have been beneficial and even enjoyable?
I know many people have found that having a built-in excuse to say no to social invitations has been a godsend.
What else makes us feel good, healthy, relaxed, motivated, inspired?
How about a New Year wish list? It’s a bit more fun and open-ended than a resolution.
What do you want to do, to try, to attract in 2022?
Pondering and writing these things down while dreaming end envisioning the coming days weeks and months can all be fun at this time.
Pulling some cards or doing a meditation to invite seen and unseen energetic helpers for the year can also be affirming at this time. Keep an eye out for which animals and plants catch your eye and look up their divine meaning on the Internet.
See if their companionship is welcome. A retrograde Venus cycle is a great time to develop the relationship with the higher self and with guardians, angels, guides and teachers.
Do what you like if you aren’t sure about what you love. It isn’t always recommended to fret about “Purpose” or “Meaning.”
How about going toward things, activities, and people that make us feel good.
How about we join with the thoughts and experiences in life that give us a lift, that bring interesting new energy, that smell, and feel and taste a bit different, a little bit inviting, exciting, inspiring and, hey, even hopeful?!?
Surely the last two years have affected our relationships of all kinds. We have seen what is valued, valuable. We have experienced shifts and changes.
It is okay to let some routines, habits, things, and relationships go with live and gratitude.
During a Venus retrograde cycle we feel the strength of our inner authority emboldening us to realign with who we are now, what we want now and how we want to live now. Life is about evolution, after all. We are in especially dynamic times just now.
Capricorn rules Time and we can align ourselves with our own inner clock to know when to ponder, when to rest, when to initiate, when to complete, when to start anew. 💗
I wish you all much happiness, good health and a sense of alignment with your own timing in 2022.
Much love, Lydia