SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON
The November 2022 new Moon is on 23 November 5:57 PM EST at 01 degree 37 minutes Sagittarius.
Venus an Mercury are widely conjunct the new Moon at 09 and 10 degrees Sag respectively.
What we love and value - and what we think - will be greatly affecting our intuition and larger belief systems this new Moon.
Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign. New Moons are a letting go to make way for new beginnings or more often a rekindling or reigniting.
In Sagittarius, the fire of freedom is a real focus.
Is what we are doing enhancing the experience of personal freedom to believe and act in keeping with our own value system, ideals an intuitive urging?
Sagittarius is linked with natural law.
Natural law is a river flowing as it sees fit and nurturing the environment and all of the lives in that environment as it goes along.
A dam interferes with natural law. The water is not allowed to flow as it sees fit. It is not free to nurture the landscape and its creatures as it goes. It has been corralled to serve the convenience of men.
The heart and mind of the individual can be rounded up by governments, families, schools, and corporations in a similar way.
Sagittarius reminds the individual that the water (as blood) running through its veins yearns for liberation and the natural flow of life.
Have a look at your own natal chart and see which house Sagittarius inhabits. See where Jupiter lives by birth and by transit in your chart. Have a look at the aspects being made to Sag and Jupiter in the chart to see where the urge for freedom, fun and the guidance of natural law are playing out in your chart.
Jupiter is at 28 degrees of Pisces on the new Moon – stationing before it resumes forward motion on 24 November.
Jupiter is completing a 12 year cycle and a new one will start in Aries on the Solstice – 21 December.
So we have a once in 12 years opportunity over the next month to go within, look at what parts of us have been locked away, indoctrinated, and institutionalized (all Pisces things). Where can we sit with those parts of ourselves that have been marginalized, vilified, and ignored. Can we sit in love with those locked away bits and give them some love – a kind word, understanding, and inclusion? How do we bring a stray cat out of a dark and damp corner?
How do we entice the hidden bits of our natural selves to come sit in the couch – ratty hair and all?
Mars is widely opposing the Sun moon Mercury and Venus. It is retrograde at 21 degrees Gemini. Gemini is the natural polarity to Sagittarius. Mars is making a mutable square to Neptune and Jupiter. We are able to make a kinesthetic – Gemini rules the nervous system – connection to our dreams hopes, wishes, and desires with the optimism of which o of those dreams might actually makes us happy and which ones could really just bog us down.
A new Moon is always a good time to stop! And look within. Check in with the heart, mind and body to see if the way we are spending our precious time is in keeping with our personal values, beliefs and internal natural law.
What part is being dammed up and restrained?
Are we internally running around in circles while we sit quietly in a chair tap tapping at the keyboard to pay the bills?
Jump up! Run around! Hippity hop! Take a day off! Buy something pretty! Do what you love!
What makes the heart swell like a wave before a storm?
What makes the heart constrict and shrink into a wizened grape?
Tap into what is really going on inside.
Do something fun! Do what you want! Enjoy!
The Taurus in me says Safety first! But still!
Buy that thing. Do that hobby. Eat that favorite biscuit. Laugh really loudly at that guilty pleasure TV show.
Jupiter is EXPANSION. Where have we made ourselves small to keep the job? To keep the peace?
Our personal natural design is just right if all of the colors in our painting haven’t been allowed to fill in because we think “orange just looks weird there.” Allow the orange to be filled in! Finish the picture. When we step back we may just see that that bright spot illuminates the whole painting.
That piece of ourselves that we may have deemed unpalatable to others and to ourselves may be JUST WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS RIGHT NOW! It more importantly may be just what you need right now.
Bring the self into the light. Include the outlying bits of the personality, the intellect, the belief system, the physical body, into the light of the Self. Breathe into the whole of you. Breathe out the judgement.
Break down the dam and flow.
Lots of love,
TAURUS FULL MOON ECLIPSE
The full Moon eclipse occurs on 8 November at 16 degrees Taurus. It is exactly conjunct Uranus. Um. Yikes. The North Node is just a touch off the conjunction at 13 degrees Taurus. Close enough.
Uranus is the revolutionary. It is technology. It is genius flashing out of the ether into the human mind and nervous system. In Taurus, Uranus is shaking our personal tree to see what we stand for and what needs to be shaken loose and released. What do we value enough to dig our roots in and stand tall for?
It also helps us to raise our personal vibration up and out of the mire that is much of current earthly existence. Uranus works from a place of detachment. More benefit can often be given when rising above and radiating the energy of the best for all. It is free and can be done at any time by anyone with the consciousness and willingness to do so.
The Sun in Scorpio is cuddled up to by Mercury and Venus on either side. The South Node is not too far off.
Scorpio and Taurus are two fixed powerhouses.
Forceful and often unmovable. What we decide to do think and feel at this time can be done with conviction.
In other news, Jupiter is now retrograde in late degrees of Pisces for a short spell – until 24 November. If there is some internal expansion that needs final touches now would be the time… the weathervane atop the house in one’s dreams, the visualization that starts to feel more and more real. Jupiter will start a new 12-year cycle in Aries on the Solstice – December 21.
Mars, who is spending an exceptionally long time in one sign — Gemini – is now retrograde until 12 January 2023. Gemini is a mutable air sign. How we think about certain things we may have held as personal truths are up for reexamination depending on what house Mars is inhabiting in your chart. We have some time to connect dots and have a look at what ideas and mental methods we’ve collected are useful and contribute to an enhanced life experience and which ones can be cast into the winds.
Mars will remain in Gemini until 26 March 2023. Mars is important always, as it’s what drives our human vehicle around in the physical body on the earth plane. Mars is to be attended to now, at this Full Moon Eclipse, as it is the lower octave of Pluto, Scorpio’s ruler.
Pluto invites and evolves the transformational journey of the soul. Mars in Gemini retrograde holds the ideas, thoughts, agendas and common beliefs that can be organized to move our souls evolution along. If we let go of thoughts that no longer serve at this time, the entity is freed up to adopt new practices and thoughts that help us, that nourish us, that allow us to walk more into the life we really do want.
We move next into the Sun in Sagittarius time on Nov. 23 when our day to day thoughts become even more inspired by our deeper beliefs and intuition. As Jupiter rules Sagittarius, this time is in preparation of how we unfold in the days and weeks leading up to the solstice.
Mercury, Gemini’s ruler, is conjunct the Scorpio Sun at the full moon adding the impact of personal truth, revelation, empowerment and transformation through the right use, personally, of the information and the mind. Feeling jangled? Think better thoughts. 😊 Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury so being mindful of the thoughts we think and the words we speak can truly shift the course of our lives. The power of the thought and word at this time is key to transformation, evolution and having a valuable life.
The Taurus Full Moon can guide each person to connect with what ideas, plans, visions, actions and relationships make us feel good. What do we truly value most?
This is not what we have been told to value but what we truly value in the quiet privacy of our own heart and mind. What makes us feel safe and at home? Adventure is more easily undertaken when we know what home base of the heart feels like. Feel into the love of self now.
SCORPIO NEW MOON PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
OCTOBER 25 2022 6:49 AM EST 2 degrees 0 minutes SCORPIO
Not only do we have an eclipse, we have an eclipse with Venus exactly conjunct the Sun and Moon. A power team of personal planets. The south node at 13 degrees of Scorpio can’t be ignored, here, either, even if it is a wide orb.
Scorpio’s ruler, Pluto, is at 26 degrees Capricorn making a Sextile to retrograde Neptune in Pisces.
Where have we lost ourselves in our power in the past?
Where have we lost our power in the depths and we need to dive down into the memory, the subconscious, the boxes in the attic to bring it up to be remembered, seen, and reassimilated.
We can start with the Sun, Moon, and Venus conjunction early degrees of Scorpio.
How is our inner life syncing up with the life we are actually living?
How is the emotional body syncing up with our value system and experience of self care?
Where can we release habits, thoughts, routines, relationships and patterns that no longer serve us?
Scorpio looks at transformation and the two desires: to both individuate and to return to Source and to one again become part of the whole.
Some will say we took human form to experience the Soul as a Self, separate from the Divine from which we sprang.
There is a fear of moving further away from the comfort and safety of the true Home and there is fear of not having that individuated human experience we signed up for.
The key can be in the natural polarity to Taurus. If we start with the Venus. Venus is a personal planet. It helps us to love the self we came here to experience. If we start with the basics - feeding, clothing, and housing ourselves with care – the adventure of individuation can be off on a firm footing. If we get enough sleep and speak to ourselves in a kind and nurturing voice, we are encouraged and emboldened.
If we remember separation from Source is, in fact, an illusion, the adventure is mor of a game than a forced march.
If we are reminded, as I am doing right now, that we carry our piece of Source with us in the form of our Higher Self, then we are never truly on this journey alone. If we continue to learn to communicate with- and be informed by- our own Higher Self, the we get to experience Union and the individual experience AT THE SAME TIME!
When we forget all of that, we can go back to basics: did I eat a nourishing meal? Am I dressed comfortably for the task at hand? Did I sleep?
Now back over to Pluto-ruled Scorpio. Scorpio, is, traditionally in charge of shared resources. It is powerful in that it knows how to use those resources. Where Taurus/Venus wants to do it by itself – which can, at times, lead to doing it the hard way – Scorpio goes right to the tools at hand. It will watch a YouTube video et Voila! It knows how to sew on a button, makes pancakes or change the oil in a car. Scorpio knows where to go and who to ask for help. Scorpio knows the wide world out there has the information and assistance it needs. And it is willing to help.
Can we enjoy both? Can we take advantage of the Taurean/Venusian desire to internalize an authentic and useful value system the results in true love and care for the Self?
Can we employ the Plutonian/Scorpionic sharing of resources and the individual and collective empowerment and transformation that is a result?
Then we are truly preparing the way for Pluto’s entry in March of next year into Aquarius.
The natural square that Taurus and Scorpio make to Leo and Aquarius gives an internal impulse, for us all at this new Moon and Eclipse- to engage with our own heart and it’s immense power- if Leo. It also gives an internal impulse to engage with and fire up the genius of the Higher Mind- the collective drive toward service and the Common Good of Uranus- ruled Aquarius.
The New Moon is widely opposing Uranus and the North Node in Taurus highlighting the urge to align personal sense of value and survival itself with the good of the whole.
What a time to be alive!!! I kid you not. We are all here because we are needed. We are all here because we are part of the individual and collective transformation at hand.
What to do? How to engage?
First love and live for the Self. At a new Moon we do a big exhale and let go. Purify the body and mind in any way that suits you- Epsom salts, primal scream, running around, singing the heart out. Put the hands on the Heart every day and say, “Please lead the way.”
Not a metaphor here. Literally put the human hands on the human heart beating in the chest and say “I’m with you. Please let me hear and follow the love and power beating within me.”
Sit for a bit with the beating of that heart and remember we are all from that same Impulse. That same Source.
The voices are many – every voice giving its point of view. Rise up like the Eagle of Scorpio and see all of the living experience from a distance. It is easier to send love to the whole soup of existence when we can’t differentiate the lovely soft potato from the still crunchy and smelly turnip. We can love the whole stew from a distance.
Let the Universe sort them all out. If we can send good heartedness, good will and kind thoughts and vibrations to the whole scene unfurling below, that is a lot. Probably more than we can possibly imagine. Love the whole soup.
It would be powerful to give this a try daily for the next two weeks leading up to the Taurus Full Moon Eclipse on November 8.
Then having done our bit, we can get up about the business of the day knowing we attuned to our own heart, we sent good vibes to the whole of the earthly experience forward and backward in time, and we will be guided by the wisdom of our heart which shared the beat in time with Source energy.
How about them apples?
Each heart is like an apple going into a different dish serving a different purpose. Is it pie or applesauce or sliced on a cheddar sandwich.
It’s all good. To each it’s own. Each one serves the individual, and all joined together, we contribute to the whole.
The eclipse sets a marker for the next since months. It is a powerful new beginning when it is on the Scorpio/Taurus axis. Fixed signs, when they screw up the courage, are unstoppable. There are amazing and powerful examples of human courage in the world right now.
Send love. Encourage and enjoy the Self. Encourage and enjoy others.
We are all really one anyway
It will all be over soon enough. So we might as well let go, throw our arms in the air and scream at the sheer thrill of the ride.
Lots of love and see you at the Full Moon in Taurus eclipse on 8 November.
Aries Full Moon 2022
Oct 9 4:54 PM EST 16 degrees 32 minutes Aries.
Venus is conjunct the Sun in Libra. Focusing on beauty and following a more nourishing thought each moment is beneficial. Good thoughts send out hopeful and helpful vibrations to a world that truly wants and needs our love.
Chiron is conjunct the full Moon highlighting where we can adjust any imbalances in our system to encourage healing.
Mercury enters Libra on 10 October asking us to see as many sides as we can of an issue when forming opinions and decisions.
Mars in Gemini makes a harmonious air trine to the Sun and sextiles the Moon.
We can sync right actions up with ideas and instincts at this time.
Pluto resumed forward motion on the 8th at 26 Capricorn. We’ll keep seeing the uprising of people wanting their power, wanting to express their own truth, not a way imposed on them by man made structures.
Saturn will go direct on the 22nd at 18 Aquarius.
Speaking of – Saturn is square to Uranus at 18 degrees of Taurus at the full Moon. Talk about a revolutionary aspect. People have had enough of other people – and with Saturn – with authoritarian regimes telling them what to do. With both planets retrograde the feelings are historical and the trauma around safety and security and honoring one’s own value as a being in the Earth plane is DEEP.
With Pluto going direct and inching ever closer to Aquarius, the power is going to shift. I hate to say balance of power as it has been so far off kilter for so long it’s more like a slingshot that has been pulled back as far as it’s going to go. The Davids of the world are releasing that stone from that humble slingshot and it will be interesting to hopefully see which way the Goliaths fall.
Mercury, now direct, enters Libra on the 10th bringing more Venusian energy to the mix. There is a need to find a way to see why and how others act the way they do.
The Sun and Venus enter Scorpio together on October 23rd making the collective urge/surge for power/individuation very, very personal. The new Moon in Scorpio on the 25th starts an eclipse cycle, so prepare to take responsibility for and to step into your own power. Each one of us wears it in a different way that is attuned by us and for us so that we can emit our specific vibration. If one is looking for the purpose in this life, I would suggest this is the overarching purpose.
Learn to feel the self and how it tunes into the world and what the higher self is working with us to do.
It can and will be shown. It is as close as one’s own breath.
Libra is an air sign. I recommend starting with the breath. Find a breathing practice that works for you. All spiritual and martial arts traditions have them. Start asking the higher Self while breathing where the attention in the life can be directed for greatest benefit to the Self and others. It could be a spiritual practice. It could be an art form. It could be a community group of friends. It will be revealed by the desire, the intention, the breath, the connection. I like to believe each of us has a place in the here and now and a role or roles to fill that is suited truly for us and for our specific tone/note/vibration that we emit.
In the breathing/the meditation, it can be useful to emit a tone or tones out loud. This will help to become aware of and to attune you our own vibration. Follow the note. It will open the way to increased awareness of, acquaintance with and understanding of the Self and the business of this life experience.
The Aries Full Moon is instinctual. Leave the mind. Follow the instinct. Take a moon bath. Let the full moon shine on you whether through a window or when you are outside. Feel the feet on the earth – the soil, the stone, the water. Feel the breeze in the toes and experience the belonging on the Earth home. Attune your vibration to it and allow the instinct and intuition to lead the way to the home within.
We each have a note to sound. We each have a part to play in life on this Earth right now. If you’re here, you have a part to play. It may be quiet. It may be loud. It will be as natural as breathing or eating or doing what you love. I encourage you to consciously join in the full Moon. Your literal heart will inform the mind and inform the action.
Much love. Take heart.
women life freedom💪
Libra New Moon2022
The New Moon is on 25 September 4:54 PM EST at 2 degrees 48 minutes Libra.
Libra is a Cardinal air sign. It makes sense that it is a Cardinal sign as it begins around the Equinox. Cardinal signs like to begin things.
We have a new season and a new time of the mind. Air signs deal with thoughts and ideas. Venus-ruled Libra likes to think of love and beauty. It has an understanding, too, of the opposites of those qualities and everything in between.
We talk of balance with Libra. As the first of the signs in the second half of the astrological year - it is learning about balance through relationships of all kinds. It looks at light and dark, night and day, sea and shore, self and other.
It sees an interaction, a behavior, a way of presenting, and makes an internalized decision on how IT would like to interact, behave, to present - having evaluated what it has seen and experienced.
Mercury is retrograde until October 2nd. It is retrograde in Virgo now, so revision of what is true, what is useful, what is helpful and what is good for a laugh is in order.
Mars is in Mercury-ruled Gemini for months to come so it’s a good time to sync up thoughts and ideas with the actions that are taken.
Jupiter has recently entered Aries. The way we will expand into optimism, a wider view of things - is to allow the self to get in tune with natural law on the instinctual level. This will serve the individual AND, in turn, the whole.
What is Natural Law? It is the seasons turning, it is the wind blowing, the fire crackling, the water winding in the way it chooses down the stream to the sea. It is the pulsating vibration of the earth that we can sync up with if we but stand on, sit on, and walk with care and listening upon it. It is what feels right on an intuitive level.
The elements run instinctually, with wisdom. And so can we.
Libra’s polarity is to Aries. They are both Cardinal signs. They like to start things. At a new Moon each month, we can begin again. This new Moon is more potent for beginnings as we have just experienced the Equinox. The wheel is of the year is turning to a new season regardless of where we live upon it.
Most planets are in retrograde motion, so the energy can feel like resuming a project/relationship/plan rather than a stark new beginning.
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and Libra is the seventh. Libra is the first of the socially-focused signs. It is learning who it is by joining with others. From Aries through Virgo the self is developing. In Libra, it starts to relate and to define who it is not simply from its own eye view but through the view and experiences of others.
What view are we observing in others, in the world at large now? What do we try on for size – in the mind, the heart, in our actions.
Instinctually, what suits us – our values, beliefs, desires? Libra is Venus- ruled, after all. In Venus-ruled Taurus we looked at the real sense of safety, security, and survival. In Libra, we run through the mind, the idea, and the aesthetic.
Much effort is undertaken in this world for the beauty that will be made or delivered as a result.
What is your instinctually and aesthetically-attuned eye leading you toward? What fills your heart up when you drink it in? What causes you to avert your gaze or, even to squeeze your eyes shut so hard a single tear is squeezed out.
These experiences - these intakes of images, ideas and sensations are calling for special attention at this time. They inform us of what is important to us – what we want more of, what we can leave behind and what is calking us to action.
Do we feel called to express devotion? Do we want to create something of beauty? Or do we find our fist raised in the air grasping a shorn lock of our hair in solidarity with our sisters around the world. 💪
Time will tell. This time will tell. Follow the beauty – be it harmonious, glorious, mundane, or shocking. True Beauty leads to the heart. In the heart beats the power that strengthens and transforms all.
I stand with women and those who stand with the women.
Lots of Libra love to you.
PISCES FULL MOON
September 10 2022 5:59 AM EST at 17 degrees 41 minutes Pisces.
Uranus is pretty much Sextile the Full Moon. Neptune, Pisces ruler is not conjunct the full moon at 24 degrees Pisces retrograde but is definitely in the vicinity.
Mars is also in the vicinity of a mutable square to the Sun and Moon at 11 degrees Gemini.
The Virgo Sun’s ruler, Mercury, starts a retrograde cycle at 8 degrees Libra at the full Moon. As it stations, Mercury is opposing Jupiter in Aries. We can instinctually, and with a different kind of optimism, experience a different way of thinking, a new way to approach the tasks and adventures that are daily life. We can ask to proceed in a way that feels more natural for us.
Perhaps we have taken in a lot of outside information. We can take this time to sift through our own thoughts and ideas – weaving new ideas with treasured beliefs. We can release the info that doesn’t meet our internal truth detector test.
Mars is in Mercury-ruled Gemini until next year. It is an opportunity to make sure our actions – Mars – are in alignment with our personal truth. We can be aligned according to one’s own lights.
Certainly we are seeing the unmasking of those who don’t practice what they preach out in the world.
How can we bring our values, ideals, hopes and wishes into reality by living by our own thoughts and beliefs?
As the moon is full in Pisces and starts to wane toward a new Moon in Libra on 25 September, how can we move into an honest equilibrium and alignment. Can we calibrate our thoughts to our actions for our own good and the good of the whole. It could certainly be a big relief!
Mercury will dip back into Virgo and resume forward motion on 2 October so these next few weeks are a great time to get into step with ourselves unifying the mind, the thoughts, the beliefs, the actions, the self care, and the release of that which is simply not true for us. Phew! I like it. 🌻
We have the Pisces full Moon. Pisces, a mutable water sign ruled by Neptune, is the 12th and final sign of the zodiac.
As the 12th sign, it carries the wisdom and energy of all of the signs. We can experience a deeper understanding of the relationship our emotions have with our mental, spiritual and physical experience. Pay attention to what feelings are influencing the mind and body this weekend. More than ever, it is a good time to take epsom salt baths – even if it is a foot bath — as Pisces rules the feet. The purification and uptake of minerals is simple and helpful now. We have come almost through half the astrological year that starts with Aries.
We can review what we have felt, done and dreamed over the last six months.
With most planets in retrograde it is a good to for review, repair, release and many of the other “re” words. Tune into which ones work for you.
Pisces is our connection with spirit and we can say Virgo is how we go about our business on the Earth plane and our attitude toward that business.
How are we connected? Where are we wanting to take a break? Checking out can be a good thing. We may need to rest, recharge, regroup before we can even muster the energy to attend to daily life.
Pisces energy can key into love and compassion. With the opposition to Virgo we bring in healing.
It is a great time to give prayers or energetic offerings of purification and love to the Self first. We can imagine the full Pisces Moon shining on us in a lovely salt bath. Salt is a healer and purifier.
We can imagine that purifying bath being given to any persons, places and circumstances forward and backward in time and across all dimensions that come into our consciousness during this time of prayer or contemplation. Water is a conveyor of emotion. We can transmit our best and highest love and intentions to all people (that includes all living entities and those who have made their transition into the non physical), places and things at this time.
We can experience peace in this perfect temperature of water and we can allow good healing feelings to emanate out. The love is limitless. Those to whom we send this prayer can be numberless. Allow the self to be an ocean of space sitting in the pool of light that is the Pisces full Moon. If you can’t physically see the moon imagine it in the heart.
This exercise can be done any time of day and it can be done more than once over the coming days leading up to the equinox. This time of contemplation will bring us to a new experience of equilibrium, of balance and of clarity.
This will help us to prioritize in which areas we would like to focus our energies moving forward.
Dreams. True dreams. Heartfelt dreams. Real thoughts and beliefs. Personal revelation. Healing intentions. Useful actions. Release and respect for the emptied space to allow in the precious new.
Much love to all at this precious Pisces full Moon. Bathe in it. Swim in it. Release some dream bubbles and float.
Virgo New Moon 2022
This month’s new Moon is on August 27 4:17 AM EST at 04 degrees Virgo.
The New Moon makes a mutable square to Mars in Gemini.
Both Virgo and Gemini are ruled by Mercury.
Gemini gathers info. Virgo analyzes and organizes so we can makes sense of that info and put it to use.
Mars will be in Gemini until March 26, 2023. Normally, Mars takes about 5 weeks to move through a sign but due to a slowdown into a retrograde cycle starting on October 30, we’ll be living with Mars in Gemini for quite some time.
Back to our Virgo new Moon.
Virgo is a transitional archetype – the sixth sign of the zodiac. It reviews what we’ve been up to in the internally focused signs of Aries through Leo. We take time to see what we’ve learned, what we have assimilated, how we’ve been building, learning, communicating, creating, and caring for ourselves thus far this year – and throughout our lives.
We note what has been working, what is still working, and what has outlived its usefulness.
We keep what we like and leave the rest when in Virgo.
We can appreciate who we are and how we’ve been. We can do this without harsh judgement or self criticism. It has all been grist for the mill.
Mercury is in Libra so our attention is finding a balance between attention to the self, and inward focus — and attention on others and the focus on the outer.
Uranus, the higher octave of Mercury, has started a retrograde cycle in Taurus that will continue until Early 2023. We are doing a deep look and revamp of how we value ourselves and what we value in our lives.
All of the outer planets are now retrograde. As we approach the Equinox, attention is drawn further inward to help to prepare for the seasonal shift.
We reflect, review, repair, restore, rewrite, and resurrect where and when needed – on all levels. Rejoicing can also be on the table here.
This is a new Moon of the mind. We can change our point of view and opinion on any situation at any time. Where is the upside? How can I turn my attention to how things are working out for the good? How can I then focus on what I do want? Sometimes the mind just needs to be redirected like a toddler given a wooden spoon and a pot to drum on.
When unsettled, turning the attention to any small task or diversion- the dishes, sewing on a button, cleaning out one drawer, can reframe the whole mindset.
Virgo energy is practical. It is the example of good orderly direction. It likes to laugh and have fun. Virgo may be ruled by Mercury, but it is an Earth sign – a mutable Earth sign. It can help us get unstuck by allowing us to find new routes to take, new practices to learn, a different procedure that can be more fun and more efficient.
Virgo is associated with healing and health. It is also associated with purification. As we prepare for the Equinox it is a good time to see where you the body and mind would like to release thoughts and practices that no longer serve. This makes way for upgrades to our system that allow us to operate at a higher and more satisfying level.
Walk on the Earth in bare feet. Find the flower, the fruit, the fly that catches the attention and allow it to hold the attention for a moment or two. We are creatures on the Earth plane going about our business as these other living beings do. We are growing, moving, changing just as they are. Experiencing the similarity and the familiarity with other living entities can calm the nervous system and give a relief and a clarity at this time.
Virgo is fun. Virgo invites changes of heart and mind and routine. Virgo can bring the freedom offered by release of habits, thoughts and things. Virgo marks a time of transition. Take time to make ready for the shifts that are already in motion.
That time is now.
Lots of love, Lydia
AQUARIUS FULL MOON
AUGUST 11 9:35 PM EST
The August Full Moon is at 19 degrees 21 minutes Aquarius.
Saturn is close to a conjunction of the moon at 22 degrees.
The Leo Sun and the full Moon make a pretty close square to the powerful Uranus/ North Node and Mars conjunction. Mars has moved away a bit at 25 Taurus. All of it is close enough to have an effect at the full Moon.
Aquarius wants liberation. Saturn in Aquarius wants liberation from traditional timelines, systems, and fear.
The Leo and Aquarius axis asks the individual as creative entity how it relates to the collective – Aquarius.
How do we each do our own thing and how, when, if, and to what extent do we bring it to the group?
Aquarius is the collective higher mind of Mercury. I picture it as a cloud of information and genius that hovers above and around us.
Some reach up and pull a bit of that genius information down to the minds of the earth plane. Sometimes that genius information is delivered to us as a flash of lightning-like inspiration.
Some know things way before others and are ostracized for speaking it out… maybe even vilified for saying what is beyond the collective acceptance.
Now, as we enter more and more into what is called the Age of Aquarius, more people are gaining information and awareness together.
Sharing of ideas, concepts, and actual experiences on Social media are speeding this up. We can choose what we want to explore. We can choose what abilities we want to develop. All along the way, we must engage and strengthen our individual discernment muscles to make sure that what we are taking on board rings true for each of us.
Shine the light of the Sun on information that is coming our way. Run it through the wisdom of the individual heart to see if what we see and hear makes sense to us.
The wise heart is a muscle that will guide us rightly on our way the more we exercise and trust it.
Venus, ruler of Taurus – our value system and ruler of Libra – our ability to see all sides of an issue – moves into Leo on the day of the full Moon.
Venus has a close relationship to the Heart – what we value, what we want to keep safe, what we find to be beautiful.
When moving from the energy of creative Self into the energy of the Whole- how and when and how much we want to engage – we can ask ourselves some questions.
Does this engagement – or the idea of it – make me feel better? Does it align with my values? Do I need to go back and check on my values again to see how they may have shifted? Will it be fun? Is it for the common good? Is it for my good? Will I feel invigorated or depleted from the interaction? Does it suit my personal creative goals?
Uranus, ruler of this full Moon in Aquarius, is in Taurus until April 2026. So, as a group, we are examining our value systems and what we do value for quite some time.
Uranus holds sway over long-term memory. It also is in charge of the unconscious with which we have some connection through memory or through dreams or nudges from the voice within.
The Aquarius full Moon is a good time to use all of the senses and tools we have developed to utilize the personal lightning rod that connects us to our Higher Mind. It connects us to the Higher Self that is always with us, wants to connect with us, and wants to help us on our way.
Through daily practice that invites the Heart/Mind connection we have a stronger conduit through which the Higher Self can communicate to us as individuals.
Flashes of insight, inspiration, and genius are more easily noticed, assimilated, and put to good use when that connection is strong, attended to, and kept in good order. When it is a normal part of the life to receive guidance, inspiration and intuitive information, it becomes as reliable as the senses of vision, hearing and touch. The other senses work so well because we use them every day. We expect that they will work. We rely on them. We can come to rely on our internal compass in that same way.
Aquarius energy is all about individuation. It is all about being our own guru. It is by joining with the Higher Self and the still small voice within to find one’s own way - one’s own sense of value - one’s own validation – and one’s own Truth.
It is a creative journey, and the Sun of the Heart guides the way.
LEO NEW MOON 2022
Call to individuation!!!
The Leo full moon is going to lead us into quite a liberating time.
Leo says “this is me!” via creative self expression. It interprets its experience of the physical, emotional and interpersonal levels by making something that others can experience, and, perhaps, interpret. Others may identify with the expression even if their experience was very different.
Leo is ruled by the Sun that shines on us all.
The expression can be a song, a pie, a painting, a love affair, a rant, the making of a child.
On July 31st, the call to individuate will vibrate across the world. Uranus will conjunct the North Node (the personal call to individuate) and Mars (the drive to do it!) all in Taurus. Venus-ruled Taurus wants to find personal value in our actions, routines, belief systems, belongings, relationships. It asks us to find beauty and value in what we ingest: the food we eat, the information we sift through, the ideas we take on board.
This conjunction of the North Node, Uranus and Mars may be shocking, invigorating, illuminating, electrifying, traumatic, delicious.
It will NOT, however, be predictable.
Uranus has been in Taurus for a while now. Depending on where it is in your chart by house and how it is aspecting other planets in the chart will indicate what areas of each person’s life has been up for a value review/ renovation/upgrade or complete rebuild.
This conjunction is going to switch the klieg lights on this area of the life and say it’s showtime!’
We may well be in our underpants when those lights go on. We may be eating a third bowl of cereal while watching the same ridiculous Tik Tok for the umpteenth time. Because silliness is the only thing that makes life bearable. That and cereal.
But uh, yeah, we will be awakened and we may need to shift, pack, quit, and think on our feet.
Again, I have no clue how this will play out for me or for you.
Perhaps, at least be wearing clean underwear on the day.
The south Node in Scorpio, the polarity for these shenanigans, had secrets. It had back room deals with untrustworthy people. It had us plotting our escape. It may have had us smiling to hide the fear of taking the step to liberation, to keep the status quo during uncertain times. It was thinking it needed that partner’s money, that company’s status and paycheck.
Taurus hasn’t got a lot of patience for secrets, masks, jerks, or back room deals.
The Uranian lightning may flash and reveal a shocking scene taking place in the shadows. These shadows might be in the boardroom, the bedroom, or in a secret closet in our own memory.
Flash! The light goes on revealing the mystery in high relief. The Sun is in Leo. It may feel VERY dramatic.
Sometimes a situation needs to be dramatic to highlight truly how far a situation has gone that we have been accepting, tolerating, abiding – hoping that it would change? Hoping that we would magically have the opportunity, the courage, the invitation to freaking MOVE!
Well, here it is, my friends!
The back may finally be against the wall. The sheath of denial and excuses for staying may, at last, be in tatters at our feet. You could feel the situation may not be withstood for one more minute! Some of us will be removed entirely from the circumstance - waking up on the other side of the street- or on the other side of the world.
Maybe you’ll finally throw away that sock that is beyond mending. Or, you’ll ditch the relationship, the job, the leftovers. You’ll get in the next train out of the town whose politics and policies are so beyond your own value system you just have to up stakes and GTFO. Like right now.
Wow what’s it like when everyone feels like this AT THE SAME TIME!
Maybe throw those leftovers out today. Do some meditating on what you really, really want at the New Moon. Make yet another gratitude list. Make a list of what you value. Ask your higher self, the Universe, the ancestors and anyone else who is listening for help, clarity, guidance and grounding. We going to need it.
Lots of love to you. Leo rules the heart so let it quiet, excite, soothe, share, and guide.
CAPRICORN FULL MOON
Capricorn full moon on July 13 2022 at 2:37 PM EST is at 21degrees 21 minutes.
Capricorn’s ruler, Saturn, is at 24 degrees Aquarius retrograde.
The Sun of course is in Cancer until 22 July.
The theme of responsibility for our own emotional wherewithal and for naming and affirming our own agency and personal authority continues. This can look different for each person.
It can be marching, placards held high, in the streets.
I can be keeping the vibration high by any means possible: meditation, time in nature, laughter, encouragement of self and others.
It can be letter writing campaigns, making amends to an old friend, opting out of habits and routines that no longer serve the self or the collective.
The call is to balance the emotional and intuitive body with the Cancer Sun. Assumption of personal authority while coexisting with governmental, corporate and familial authority is the call of the Capricorn full Moon.
The Capricorn/Cancer energies are ongoing as Pluto, planet of power and evolution, remains in Capricorn until next year. Pluto will dips its toe into Aquarius for a while starting on 24 March to 11 June 2023.
How to hold our own amid upheaval of all kinds IS part of the curriculum at this time.
To find ways to steady ourselves, first, is key. This calibration and recalibration may be necessary several times a day and through the night. We may need all of the trusted tools in the toolkit to find peace and comfort. We may need to adopt many more tools as we go.
Fortunately social media is chockablock with people sharing what practices work for them.
This calibration is happening at all levels and in all systems at the moment so it’s like keeping one’s footing as wave after wave rolls under the ship and moves on.
I can recommend keeping it simple. I can recommend meditation. I can recommend journaling and vision work. I can recommend gratitude lists more than ever. I can recommend encouraging one another. I can recommend encouraging ourselves.
Good things are happening every day. Little and big wins are being had.
Mars is in Taurus until August 21. The best tool we have is self care and self love. It is time to refine our list of what we value most and to allow a life filled with those things we value most to be part of the daily experience.
It can mean where can we live to experience what we value? What can we do for work that enhances the life experience? What type of routine works best for our health and overall stability.
Do we want to be surrounded by trees? People? Mountains? Skyscrapers?
With Jupiter in early degrees of Aries, we can instinctually tune in to what makes us feel most expansive and optimistic. More of that, please! 😊
Saturn, Neptune and Pluto are all retrograde. Photos from the Webb Telescope are showing us photos of the cosmos from way back to the beginning of time.
What stars are glimmering in each one of us from the dawn of our own history that can illuminate our paths right now?
Pay attention to dreams – ask the higher self to reveal, in sleep, symbols and actual words what would be most helpful for us to see and know at the moment.
We can meditate each day and invite our higher self, our soul, to be embodied, listened to, and known.
We have more power and ability than ever to step into our own vastness. We have more ability to know, to be informed by a greater wisdom. To be motivated by our inner stars.
This isn’t just talk. This is becoming more real by the day. Invite it in. Allow the shift. Embody the new reality.