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Saturday, February 8, 2020

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Icy Dogwood, Maine, February 8, 2020

It’s a fiery Full Moon in Leo tonight. Moon in Leo, Venus in Aries, Mars in Sagittarius. Stay cool, my friends! Keep your affairs calm and peaceful.

Venus freshly into Aries is a ripe opportunity to take hold of our relationships, our finances, our pursuits of self-sustainability, and make something new and exciting happen. And with the ruler of Aries (Mars) in Sagittarius, there is opportunity, expansion, and higher purpose out there waiting for us to discover it. Life is not all a box of chocolates, however, so at this time we are being asked to take action, not wait for it to fall into our laps. Grab life by the horns! The Ram’s horns, that is.

The Leo Full Moon is highly energized by all the surrounding fire of the inner planets, emphasizing action and movement. Step out on a limb, go find what you’re afraid of doing because you need it. This is not an idle time. All the attempts we’ve made to freeze and not proceed are melting away and revealing a stagnant set of muscles in desperate need of movement. Let the Sun melt the icy limbs of your body and bring forward positive movement back into your life. Keep the eye between your eyes on all the zesty inspiration and potential you know you have deep within and go out and get it, make it happen, bring it into light. This Full Moon is for reflecting and expressing our greatest selves onto the world around us. Maybe it’s just among our friends and community, maybe it’s upon the greater world at large, but whatever it is, it is time to manifest our bold visions and charge at them like bison across the plains.

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Full Moon in Cancer, Friday, January 10, 2020

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The Full Moon penumbral lunar eclipse at 20° Cancer is Friday, January 10th at 2:22pm EST.

Moon is reflection. It exemplifies the process (phases) of reflecting upon ourselves, showing then hiding from us the entirety of who we are. Our undigested emotional trauma, our fears, our insecurities, our personal hangups, our inner child that needs affection, tenderness, and security. It is a time when we can fully see and recognize how these stresses in our lives are triggers that keep us in deeply carved ruts of personal plaque. When the light of our Sun fully reflects upon our Moon, all these facets of ourselves are exposed for us to reflect upon in hopes of understanding ourselves better and recognizing how to better nourish ourselves. Thus it is when we should bring to the altar whatever may be holding us back and preventing us from unfolding our wings so that we can let those things go and progress toward a more absolute awakening, not just a fleeting one. This Full Moon eclipse occurs in its home sign at 20° Cancer, magnifying its value and importance.

There is a caveat, however. As typical as this may seem, and it is typical this time of year, what is not typical is what Moon is opposing. There is a momentous communion of planets in Capricorn right now, magnified Sunday with an exact Saturn/Pluto conjunction (more on that in a future post). Saturn, Pluto, Mercury, Sun, Ceres, Jupiter, and Moon’s south node are all there, convening to play a daunting role in our Full Moon process. Remember, Moon is reflecting light from the Sun, who is assembled with all of these planets in Capricorn. Thus we are approaching a critical moment of reflection upon all the limitations, deaths, lies, failures, boundaries crossed, and inner workings of our darkest experiences and corners we’ve been hiding from and have been hidden from us. We are stripping the layers off into the deepest roots of our foundation in life and recognizing it for the first time. All the decisions, the reasons (or lack thereof) for our choices, and how they led us to where we are. Because of the austere and unyielding influence of the Capricorn congregation, this will make for a rather painful attempt to honor and process our Cancerian traumas and insecurities.

It would be best to plan a quiet weekend in order to respect our boundaries and nurture our personal space, making plenty of time for reflection, affection, dissemination, and integration. Let what light there is shine in from the fringes and illuminate your weary soul. What exactly needs to be released, or gained, in our lives in order to achieve the transformation necessary to unfold our glorious wings of triumph? This is a balancing act of honoring our greatest strengths while forgiving our greatest weaknesses. Don’t let the geopolitical drama engulf you in depression and anxiety. Love and healing and evolution begin in our hearts and in the hearts of our loved ones at home and in our community.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

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This is the assimilation of all knowledge gained from our past. The rising of truths from the depths of our unconsciousness hold keys to understanding how we’ve fallen short in our lives. Fear can betray the values inherent in our processing this. Only when we trust the journey we’ve navigated has brought us to this day for good reason can we forgive ourselves and find faith in the process unfolding ahead of us.

Take what you’ve learned and don’t waste that knowledge. Assimilate it by applying it to all the unknowns in your life. The Great Mystery reveals itself in subtle nuances if we expand the vessel in which we absorb the truth. That vessel is our consciousness. 

The light all around us is not only within the source, it is in the air that we breathe, the invisible space between the provider and recipient. And once that light is assimilated, it can be a reflective source of more light to others.

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Full Moon in Pisces, etc.

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• Venus and Mercury conjunct at 28° Virgo this morning at 11:08am EDT
• Full Moon at 21° Pisces late tonight (early tomorrow) at 12:34am EDT
• Mars at 17° Virgo and Neptune at 17° Pisces (opposition) at 1:20am EDT (both T-squaring Jupiter at 16° Sagittarius)

It is always good to feel into your life sometimes instead of always trying to figure it out and get it all perfect. Full Moons are when things are most exposed, and when it is in Pisces it exposes our vulnerabilities, the things we neglect, and things that are out of our control, but it also emanates an etheric swathe of divine serenity. A feeling that everything is going to be okay. This is always a nice feeling, of course, but the rub is that the full Moon opposes Sun in Virgo, where it is cavorting with its usual compadres, Mercury and Venus (and presently Mars). Virgo is the ultimate focal point of grounded consciousness. It brings that celestial serenity down through our root and gravitates us to the Earth’s core. This axis of the zodiac is the most paradoxical of all axes. Applying it to everyday life, however, it can best be conveyed as doing and not-doing. This paradox is repeatedly mentioned in Taoism. “Practice not-doing and everything will fall into place.”

This cluster of inner planets and Sun in Virgo opposing Moon and Neptune in Pisces is asking us to recognize this dichotomy in our lives. The dilemma between doing and not-doing. So much can be drawn from the tapestry of merely existing that it often feels as though nothing else needs to be accomplished. God already accomplished everything for us. But Virgo demands that we take that stellar awakening and understanding and apply it to everything we do, because we of course have to DO. What are we doing? How are we doing it?

Mercury and Venus at 28° Virgo brings such a culminating sense of achievement to our work and our relationships in life. Although this transit is already separating, the residual effects are hopefully beautiful for you. We are beginning to graduate into the realm of Libra tonight, with Mercury crossing into the Venusian sign at 3:15am EDT. Our personal needs and reflections upon the management of our lives is shifting into the needs of others and how we can work together to better achieve collective serenity.

But Mars opposes Neptune! That devilish Mars can throw wrenches into plans and do things we don’t expect or want. Things that, during transits like this especially, can be completely out of our control. Like our feelings about doing and not-doing. Agitation, anxiety, stress, fear. They can take us for rides we never would ask to go on. But Neptune in Pisces asks us to have faith that the struggles and trauma and setbacks are stepping stones to a richer and more fulfilling destiny. They’re obstacles we must overcome to reach the divine serenity emanating from the orb we call Neptune. This transit, especially with Jupiter in its own sign of Sagittarius squaring them, brings tremendous growth of consciousness, even if it comes disguised as trouble or strife. See what you can find in any struggles you encounter that may be silver linings leading you to greater greatness. YOU instead of you. Blessings.

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Setting the Stage (Lunar Eclipse in Leo)

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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse
Monday, January 21, 2019, 12:16am EST
Sun 0°51′ Aquarius, Moon 0°51′ Leo
North Node 26°46′ Cancer, South Node 26°46′ Capricorn
Visibility: All of North and South America

As is always the case with eclipses, we have the opportunity to channel the direct transmission between ourselves (Earth) and our luminaries (Sun and Moon). Sun at 0° Aquarius > Earth > Moon at 0° Leo. This is a portal in the most real sense; a time to recognize and reflect upon the journey behind and ahead of us. With the Full Moon in Leo, this reflection is about self-awareness, self-identity, and especially creative self-expression. Through solemn intention, preparedness, and right action we can access potentials we might otherwise not access. The most promising future that can arise from the intensity of eclipses is a result of the actions we take to manifest it. 

A Lunar eclipse in Leo amplifies the importance of discovering the wholeness of our individual identity, often through self-expressive creativity or lucid recognition of the Self through emotional, intellectual, or intuitive awakening. It involves stripping away that which does not serve us in our self-centering process. Detaching. These awakenings can occur in glimpses when one suddenly recognizes their Self through their creative process. Leo sometimes gets a bad rap for self-centeredness, but it’s more accurately about finding the center of the Self. All that desire for being recognized is actually the desire for self-discovery.

How we act upon our intuitive and creative self-expression depends upon how self-aware and ready we are to do so. Said differently, the extent to which we are able to manifest the potentials of these celestial activations depends upon how evolved we are and how ready we are to receive them. Feeling into the direct transmission line between ourselves (Earth) and our luminaries (Sun and Moon) through bodywork, sexuality, meditation, the creative process, or intentional ceremony can help advance our preparedness so we can awaken to our most ideal course of action.

I recommend at least taking a moment Sunday evening, if not engaging in a full ceremony, to voice or write your intentions for the next six months. It is during these next six months that you must SET THE STAGE for the direction that must be taken at the end of that period. On July 2nd of this year, Mars enters Leo on the same day as the next eclipse (a Solar eclipse), thus the exact same placement of this Sunday’s Full Moon. This is a prime example of how these cycles work. Lunar eclipse with Moon at 0° Leo, Solar eclipse in six months with Mars at 0° Leo. How we spend the next six months reflecting upon our identity, our creative self-expression, and the path we need to take to manifest our legacy will have a direct impact upon how READY we will be to TAKE ACTION when Mars goes into Leo on July 2nd. As I mentioned above, we are SETTING THE STAGE during this eclipse. Gather your props, your characters, and channel the muse that sings between Sun and Moon Sunday night to write your script between now and then. Desire your wholeness, center yourself, align your sights, and prepare the stage for your next journey.

Ceremony and conscious intention combine to activate the potentials inherent in the placements of Sun and Moon. Sit in silence. Meditate. Listen to the higher mind, your inner child, your shadows. They speak softly.

Like anything else, observe where this eclipse (Moon, Sun, and Nodes) are aspecting your other planets and angles (Ascendant, Descendant, MC, and IC) to understand in what arena this eclipse will be affecting your life. 

Book a consultation here if you’d like deeper insight into how this will be playing out in your life. I am offering a 20% discount on ALL consultations from now through Valentine’s Day!

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Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Leo

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Skull, by Gerhard Richter
oil on canvas

New Moon in Capricorn on January 16th was about breaking down old outmoded structures and building new ones. Getting rid of what didn’t work and cleaning house to make way for what does. What about our reputation wasn’t accurate or legitimate? How can we align our reputation with greater dignity? How should we manage our time better to achieve our ultimate goals in life?

Full Moon in Leo now looks back at the intentions we made during the New Moon in Capricorn and wants to manifest them through playful self-expression, exuberant liveliness, showing everyone just exactly what they have to offer. The eclipse is a portal of destiny to grasp a new spark and turn it into a roaring fire of warmth and brilliance. The approach is bold, loud, bright, and bears every intention of leaving a legacy in its wake. Mothers are exalted, nurturing is recognized and reciprocated, our security is in place and we can now boldly go where perhaps no one has been. Take heed that eclipses are potent moments that reverberate out through Time. Expectations should extend out accordingly. What is practiced, ritualized, intended, and expressed will be noticed. The celestial shamans witness our visions and heed our most subtle truths. Beware of temptations to grandstand. Humble the hero on your stage and proceed as a proud noble lioness. Moon in Leo is an empty stage that is all yours!

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