Here’s a quick review of the modes of energy in astrology.
Cardinal signs carry the energy of beginnings with Aries carrying the spark of life which gets the Western zodiac wheel turning. Signs in this area are great at starting projects, being leaders, discerning issues and creating ways to address them. They are not the signs to go to for completing a project whether that’s in the middle or end of the process. They need the assistance of other signs in the charts to help them see things through. These signs start the seasons and drive the spirit of birth, life, death, and renewal.
Stabilizing, enduring, and innovative are just some of the words to describe fixed energy in astrology. Where as Aries starts us off, Taurus provides that nurturing space to plant the seeds of creation so they can develop into full fledged goals and projects. Without the perseverance of the fixed signs, there would be so many unfinished manuscripts, ideas, inventions, and relationships. The downside of fixed energy would be stubbornness, not being open to change, and becoming so invested in completing a project or goal that they neglect the world around them creating isolating circumstances and discord.
Finally we have our mutable signs. This is the energy of change that comes from nearing the end of any endeavor. Mutable signs give us flexibility, creativity, and an ability to see the forest not just the trees. These characteristics allow for us to take all of the energy of the cardinal and fixed signs to completion. To investigate, weigh, learn, and share with the collective the journey from start to finish and back again.
I’ve fallen fully into the energy of the New Moon in Taurus by answering the call to rest and appreciate the world around me. This might have felt like a call to spend time with friends, family, and loved ones including some “me” time. Here’s a quick breakdown of where the planets are for the new moon. I found as I tried to sit down and write out all the elements of this phase, that I just wanted to rest. To read, have a warm drink, eat comfort food, be outside and sleep. All in all this seemed to sum up Taurus energy in a healthy space taking into account my own energetic needs and cycles. To take ownership of who I am and what I have been blessed with.
What a delightful message from Taurus, that beauty is not all about the physical but holistic in nature. We are beautiful when we let our true selves shine.
I’ve been reading up on all of the astrology things. I love to explore my own chart but I realized I was avoiding signs that were not prominent in my chart, such as all of the Earth signs. Reading up on their magic and what they bring to the zodiac has been so refreshing. Another element of this new moon is to explore areas of interest that you may have avoided. You might find that embracing a slower pace of appreciation allows you to dig deeper into your talents and interests. Tackle some of the mysteries and fears from this brave space of Taurean peace and security.
Sun, Moon in Taurus in 8th house
energy in the house y’all! Stability, grounding, and ownership of all that
lovely Aries energy from the start of the year. Taurus in the 8th
house is considering how what we have inherited, such as our personal talents,
define our values. On a greater level, we are looking at how our sense of self is
impacted by what we have inherited from our families, communities, and environment.
Mercury and Venus in Aries with Uranus in Taurus in
the 7th house
Mars in Gemini in the 9th house
Jupiter in Sagittarius in the 3rd house
Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn in 4th house
and Pluto in Capricorn square to Mercury and Venus in Aries in 7th
Neptune in Pisces in 6th house square to Mars in Gemini in 9th house and Jupiter in Sagittarius in 3rd house
Read over this quickly and then go for a walk or take a nap. Take care of yourself.
Happy full moon in Libra. First, some house keeping. I’m leaving out some of the astrological aspects this full moon because I want to dive deeper in the aspects of Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn and Venus and Neptune in Pisces. Check back soon for those posts. Now on to the full moon in Libra 2019!
We balanced out with that full moon in Libra in March and really started the spring season with the new moon in Aries. Now it’s time to bask in the polarity of fire and air. Fire as an element is an intense, active, burning energy. Fire, like any other element, can create or destroy pending on how it is channeled. It is useful to know how much fire you have in your chart by knowing which astrological signs, planets, and houses are active in your natal chart. Air, as an element is also active, light, and insightful. It creates of the many ways we bring spirit into the body, through breath. Fire thrives with air. Fire needs air to survive. Air finds partnership and collaboration through fire. Air with just earth is a wind passing through or picking something up unwillingly. Air and water come together but they mesh completely. Air and Fire are mutually beneficial.
As the first polarity of the western zodiac, Aries and Libra are the initial mirrors of astrology. Aries illustrates the I, the ego, the self while Libra represents we, the community, and the collective. Fire thrives with air. Fire needs air to survive. Air finds partnership and collaboration through fire. Air with just earth is a wind passing through or picking something up unwillingly. Air and water come together but they mesh completely. Air and Fire are mutually beneficial illustrating the lesson of Aires and Libra. True partnership and community benefits everyone involved. It is fair and just. When we think of ourselves as a part of the collective we understand that what effects one, effects the many.
Fire is alive and well this full moon with the sun in Aires in the first house bringing us firmly into the I AM energy of becoming. Becoming our true selves, highest selves, shadow self, and healed self. Become whatever you would like to be. As the first sign of the zodiac, Aires is the sign of opportunities. Couple that with Uranus in Taurus in the first house and you have the perfect storm of personal development. You have a talent. A skill that is particular to you. How does, can, and will that revolutionize your existence? Be open to taking that leap of faith. With Mars in Gemini, the time is now. The energy all around is creative, fun, innocent, and ready to GO. Are you ready?
Chiron and Mercury in
Aries in 12th house
What wounds exist around you
speaking your truth related to your identity and spirituality? Perhaps you
spoke up about an injustice or found a new perspective towards spirituality
that you have shared with others. This energy looks at your personal relationship
with healing and communication through spirituality. It can be easy to lose
ourselves in different identities. We become what we put our heart and soul
into. This can become especially complicated when a path helps us to address
wounds and heal. Yet, without boundaries I becomes we and the path that offered
us so much clarity, now restricts our growth. Go within and determine where the
I starts and how it relates to any groups that you associate with. Align your
values with your personal moral compass and move forward from there.
Moon in Libra is 7th house: Beauty,
partnership and balance defines this energy.
Incorporate flexibility into your relationships. You will not always feel the
same about someone and that is ok. Move into a deep relationship with yourself
so you can recognize how you feel and can communicate that clearly. Once you
trust yourself you will build stronger relationships with others.
Sextile Jupiter: gives a
lively fun atmosphere to any issues or problems that we may encounter. This
comes from our desire to have a light and easy life perspective at this time so
that we can experience the beauty of the moment. x
Square Saturn and Pluto:
High emotional intensity. This energy may cause you to create or recognize
dependent relationships in your life. Human connection is necessary but in
order to connect in a healthy way we have to have knowledge of our own needs, a
connection to our intuition, and clear boundaries. When we are lacking these
things we may find that we lean on other by not taking responsibility for our
own needs or create circumstances where others “need” us. Take time to access
and check your boundaries. Do you take on more then you can emotionally or
mentally handle? Do you struggle with saying no to particular people and
justify it because you are related to them or because they did something for
you? Is it difficult for you to release relationships such as with family,
close friends, or romantic partners? All of these may be highlighted during
Opposition to Uranus: Emotions are in flux with this energy. You are wanting to be free and yet be connected. The desire to experience something new and yet have a space to return to creates the tension for this aspect. Following the theme of defining and developing boundaries based on self-awareness, if you know how much alone time and partnership time you need this can be expressed in a way where if necessary negotiations can be made for circumstances that cannot be immediately changed such as children, partners, or work.
What do you stand for?
Family, love, justice, peace? Now is a time of contemplation of where and how
we have developed our culture, values, and beliefs. The ways that WE in the I
form decide what is valuable, what has worth. Over the past decade we have felt
the shift in power as social capital produced in the form of mass-produced
culture, messaging, and media has become overtly visible.
What are your values, your
principles, your morals? There’s a beauty to the 2nd house that assists
us in developing our talents into wealth. Not just financial but emotional,
mental, social, and legacy wealth. But wealth without principles is just
fertilizer in the bull’s field. It’s nothing. It does not stand. So, develop your
values, find your principles and stand on them. Take in the lesson of the 8th
house as guide. What are you leaving as an inheritance? What have you picked up
as a part of your lineage? Your ancestral patterns carry on in much the same
way as wealth and poverty are generational. What you cultivate MUST be GROUNDED in a strong ethical practice
focused on equity and love.
The 2019 New Moon in
Aries is a time for personal development. You’ll feel like taking some time away
from external influences to find your own compass. There is strong 12th
house energy that is active during this time and will remain active. With Pluto
and Saturn in Capricorn in the 12th house this pull inwards takes us
out of the surface and into the depths of cosmic truth, faith, trust, and love.
What do we do with this energy? Use the energy of Capricorn to create a
structure that allows you to access these realms without losing yourself. As
you come to find your values, truth and purpose take small steps to align with
your being through ritual and practice. The only difference between the sacred
and the profane is our perspective and intention. Set the intention that your
journey is sacred and let that shape your routine.
It is finally time to come out of the underworld and return to the surface to bring the subconscious into our conscious world.
Here’s the breakdown of what’s going on astrologically.
Sun and Chiron in Aries in the 9th house: A time of learning, exploring and taking the unbeaten path. Aries sun energy is connected to movement, speed, and determination. This may not be an elegant plan but it will get the job done. Chiron in Aries is healing our relationship with autonomy, sovereignty, leadership and developing the will to follow through with our plans.
During this spring equinox we’ll be learning more about our true selves and what we are here to contribute to the world. If you find that over the past 3-4 years you have been doing all the research and feel that you have an idea of what you would like to accomplish at this time in your life but can’t seem to get the curtain to rise on your one man show, Aries is acting as the stage manager who pulls the lead aside to chat with them about how there is no show without the team. The crew, the director, the audience – everyone has a role to play.
Autonomy is not isolation or rejection. It is the ability to have the power to assert and advocate for yourself and everyone in our global community. The energy of Libra assists with balancing the shadow of Aries who acts without thinking and is only concerned with what is best for themselves. Take your purpose and state it as a service. How does this contribute to the whole? See your place the grander story and let that drive you towards action.
Mercury and Neptune in Pisces in the 8th and 9th house respectively: 8th house work concerns inheritance, sexuality, and ritual. Mercury in Pisces is a slow, deep, other-worldy experience. Mercury is the communicator, messenger and trickster. Here Mercury pulls us into the subconscious to access information, memories, and pieces of ourselves that we have released because it did not serve us. Serve us in being outspoken may have gotten us punished, being quiet might have made us more susceptible to bullies, being quit and witty might have been frustrating to adults in your life who were not in the mood for that humor. These are not necessarily positive or negative personality traits. We see that sometimes then we push down parts of ourselves to survive or have what we perceive to be a better life.
Mercury opens the door to bringing up these experiences that we may not be consciously aware of. In the 8th house, we are looking at our intimacy inheritance. Couple that with Neptune in Pisces who is home in the waters of the subconscious and dreams in the 9th house which focuses on knowledge, exploration, and discovery. We are having encounters with our past selves through others, our dreams, our ancestors. Change and growth doesn’t always occur in the physical often it is psychological. What we heal internally if reflected externally.
Moon in Aquarius in the 8th house brings us to experiment
with our relationship to our past, subconscious, and sexuality. We are wanting
to move outside the conventional and try things that pique our interest because
it is electrifying.
Big Daddy Cap is all up in this Spring Equinox. The outer planets and Mars are firmly grounded in the daily grind. Plans, systems, processes, and order are fall under Capricorns domain. Capricorns have the advantage of being made of land and water. Capricorns’ ground and balance the emotional sensitivity of Cancer. Capricorns may not incite ideas of sensitivity, grace, and emotional intelligence but this is what gives them the drive to be so productive. They are doing it for their loved ones, for the planet, for the universe. That takes a lot of strength and an ability to keep their eye on the prize. Even…a bit of selfishness.
This season we turn our attention to our health. Create that health regime. It’s time. Get your health in order, get your paperwork in order, make sure are aware of local resources that can assist you in health-related matters. Pay for the insurance, take your vitamins, eat nutrient dense foods, move your body, express your emotions, take time off, get enough sleep. We need consistency to create habits and time to see results. You may also see structure come to your relationships. You’re more pragmatic on how you approach partnerships, long term commitments, and contractual obligations. Be straightforward and don’t be afraid to assert yourself. List out your needs and requirements so you have a foundation to stick to when negotiations begin. You’re worth the investment.
Lastly, there is Uranus and Venus in Taurus in the 10th house indicating our careers will be impacted by our relationships and radical chance. Venus in Taurus is decadent. It is rich foods, luscious surroundings, and being enveloped in the most delicious comforting relationships. In the 10th house, Venus in Taurus calls us to make our careers feel like a love nest. It brings us to supportive surroundings, opportunities, and projects. It will also show us where we are missing these things in our purpose.
Research your own astrology so you can understand your relationship to what is happening in macro-astrology.
Spring Equinox – Astrological New Year – Start of Aries Season
These are all themes related to this time of year. Thus, this month our journal prompt is VISION. What is your vision for yourself? For the year? For the day? We can get bogged down in the details sometimes we need to see the bigger picture. Before we rise in the spring, let us dream in winter soothed by the peaceful waves of Pisces.
Balance is everything as
we see with the ascendant and mars in the 1st house in Taurus, the
Midheaven in the 10th, Pluto and Saturn in the 9th house all
in Capricorn. Pisces is stepping into the spotlight in the 11th
house with the Sun, Moon and Neptune. The effects of this new moon will be
externally driven. Our spiritual families and beliefs take center stage. How we
relate to each other Intense dreams which expose our deepest desires, fears,
and even connect us to our nonphysical spirit guides and ancestors. This is a
great time to explore dream analysis and magic. There are messages and
information available to us from the broader nonphysical world that we can
access when we are open to receiving that knowledge. A wonderful way to support
this energy would be through a consistent night time ritual. Here’s a couple of
ways to get you started.
Pisces Dream Ritual
Gather your materials: incense, candles, tea, journal or notebook, writing utensil, comfortable space to conduct the ritual.
Clean and clear your space and body using your favorite space cleansing method such as smoke clearing, singing bowl, or chanting. This is not only to clear the energy of the space but to put you into the ritual mental space.
Now commence with your ritual. Traditionally you would cleanse your physical form in a bath or shower next but as this is Pisces season your interaction with water/liquids can be a central part of your ritual. Here’s what I suggest:
on where you would like to hold your ritual, first set up your sacred space
with by lighting your candle/s and incense. Then set up your tea or drink and a
representation of earth. If you’re wanting to nurture yourself, you can use
your dinner for your representation of earth. After you’ve blessed the food you
can then literally consume your intentions making them a part of your physical
call in your ancestors, spirit guides, and the directions. Ask for them to
protect you and guide you during your ritual. Then acknowledge your illuminated
and shadow self. Each play a role in helping to explore this life.
your hands over the tea or drink and food asking that the energy align with
your body and spirit as you explore the depths of the unconscious. To bring
through clear images of your path and desires. To show you your spirit family
and highlight the work that you will be doing. Know that you might have a dream
that is frightening. This might bring up your fears of what and who you can be.
Your dreams might also include folks who you can’t stand or have drama with.
Evaluate what is happening in the dream, how you felt during each part, and any
symbols that stood out to you. Now consume your food and drink. When you are
complete release and give thanks to your ancestors, guides and directions. You’ll
find the final bedtime ritual at the end of this post.
or Shower Ritual
First clean your tub, shower, and bathroom.
Then use herbs, oils, sea salt, Epsom salt (be mindful of your blood pressure) to create a spiritual bath or shower.
Place your hands over the water or play your preferred spiritual instrument over the water to set the tone and energy of the water.
While in the bath or shower take 3 deep breaths and picture the water flowing over your body cleansing you of any negative spirits, energy, or thoughts.
find a comfortable position and take deep breaths letting the air flow in
through your nose and then breath out through your mouth. Let your attention
focus on your breath. Air is life. Water is life. Earth is life. Fire is Life.
Each of the elements come together creating a physical world for us to live and
grow. As you flow deeper into your meditation allow yourself to focus on the
element that seems prominent for you. This could be the water you are currently
in, the air you are breathing, the earthy weight of your body, or the fire of
the heated water. Let any messages or visions come to you at this time. Remain
in this state as long as you like.
you feel complete, beginning with your toes gently begin to move your body.
This will help to ground you back in your physical form. Give thanks to your
ancestors, guides, and directions for their protection and insight. Then release
the water and proceed with washing your body off to remove any energy left over
from your meditation.
can continue this work by setting intentions before you go to sleep for wisdom to
be delivered to you in your dreams. Leave a pen and pad or some way to document
any dreams that you may have. There will be lots of knowledge shared through the
dream state this new moon which can provide insight into your personal topics
of interest for the new astrological new year.
A full moon ruled by the element of fire with the Moon and North Node in Leo, Venus and Jupiter in Sagittarius, and then Mars and Uranus in Aries. With an even distribution between the fire signs we have each stage of creation – a spark of life, the strong flames of midlife, and the quiet warmth of dying embers. The moon in Leo in the 10th house shines light on the will and courage needed to face our purpose.
Take note from the different forms of the fire signs. Where do you fall in the fire spectrum of creation? Are you at the beginning stages, identifying and starting to move forward in your career? Perhaps you have started your career or are in your prime. Lastly, you may be a well-versed expert in your field with a solid background and vision of who you are. This isn’t a linear process. We often grow , change, and expand our understanding of our purpose and how that can or will affect our career.
Above all else, allow yourself to shine in your chosen role whatever that may be. The world would not be the same without you. Let your career or source of income be like the moon and reflect your inner light to others.
These might be hard words to hear but sometimes we feel that we have a calling but it’s difficult to manifest. We take the classes, get the job, find the mentor, write the book, create the program but it doesn’t go anywhere. We find ourselves suffering from imposter syndrome. We worry that we are not on the right path or encounter a lot of resistance along the way. We may feel so attached to what we THINK or FEEL we are supposed to be doing or who we are yet, we are unable to make progress in that area.
Take that step back. Look at how you approach these topics. Are you so attached to this career, purpose, or identity that it is difficult to keep perspective and make necessary changes to move forward. The power of Leo lies in their natural appeal to others. Find those who are in your field or have similar interests which can bolster and support you on this path. Then ground yourself through the foundation you have been working on since this the Cancer new moon last month.
Your home is a sacred space. Cleanse it, fill it with things that bring you peace, and then retreat there to rest and refuel. You’ve got this.
This new moon is ruled by Earth energy. Not only is this moon in Capricorn but it is joined by Pluto, the Sun, and Saturn in the 6th house then Mercury in the 5th house. 6th house energy calls our attention to discernment, knowledge, talents, and learned skills. This placement of planets suggests that now is a wonderful time to access our current skills:
Your close friends or social circle may be able to help you identify these skills or have ideas on where you can build or use these skills.
Concentrate on ways to bring comfort to others and yourself. Things that provide safety, nurturing, and a space where folks feel that they can be their true selves.
If you find that you have a difficult time with this process this indicates shadow work surrounding root, sacral, solar plexus, and heart chakra characteristics. An exploration of how to integrate and acknowledge these truths can be obtained through reflection upon the reasons why you would not be interested in using your talents to assist others. Are there fears around this surrounding you not being worthy or good enough to help others? An idea that others are not deserving of this assistance? Or perhaps you have tried this before and was unsuccessful. A fear of humiliation, failure, judgement, and shame cloud your drive to follow your purpose. Through shadow work you can acknowledge the drive behind these barriers and find ways to use them to your benefit.
This reflection and shadow work are grounded in mindfulness, meditation, and ritual. Being willing to sit with your dreams, fears, and ask for divine assistance takes a level of trust and acceptance that Capricorn energy is uniquely built to support. Capricorn is represented by the goat-fish. A being that is grounded in earthly energy of hard work and perseverance while also being able to navigate the depths of our emotions and subconscious. This is the energy of devotion which comes from communion with Spirit and building a relationship of trust.