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.
Aspects to moon:
Quincunx Venus: 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 this energy.
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.
You got this loves!
Spring is HERE!
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.
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.
It’s the most magical time of the year…well one of them at least. This full moon in Cancer coincides with the Winter Solstice. We have passed the 7th gate into the Underworld, leaving behind our connections to this material world to move deeper into the spiritual. A full moon in the darkest night illustrates the absorb nature of duality. There is never darkness without light or light without darkness. I was reminded of Genesis 1:1-3
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.”
There was never a time without darkness. The notion that we come from the light is a limited notion. Light comes from darkness. The energy of a cancer full moon brings us back to the waters of life that existed in the darkness. Think of all that is waiting for you in the shadows. More than you could ever imagine. We haven’t even explored most of the waters of this planet and are always finding new forms of life. New ways to love, exist and be. What exists in the dark waters of the primordial mother for you?
This new moon allow yourself to become Enchanted. To fall in love with the magic of the season. The way the light shines through the trees. The glisten on frost, ice,or snow in the morning light. The flicker of the firelight against the cold dark of the night. Everything holds a bit of magic within it if you’re willing to see it. There’s a magic practice that calls for you to “soften your gaze”,letting your eyes slowly lose focus so that the world is a little hazy. It removes the harsh filter of reality that binds us to this world. Move into the world of dreams an imagination of the 8th gate. This space that allows for anything to be possible. Unicorns, mermaids, fairies, elves, wands,and magic rings are the norm here. Need something? Say the words with the right materials and it is yours. If you’ve been following along I’ve been working my way through the underworld with some of the Goddesses of Life and Death. Checkout the Enchanted series to begin your exploration of this liminal space. It’s never too late to enter the land of Enchantment.
This full moon brings us healing and wisdom. When you entered the 7th Gate to the Underworld what did you release? What did you have to let go of? There is healing that can be found from finding your connection to these items, beliefs,experiences, roles, or relationships. There is something that holds you the reconnected to them and thus to your current state. If you want to change that through Shadow Alchemy, allow yourself to find the joy in not having them. The brilliance of letting Spirit carry the load for a moment. Does this make you feel anxious,scared, relieved? Sit with those feelings. Breath through them. Light some incense to your favorite guide, fix them a meal, and let yourself feel that release. In Enchantment we will explore the ways to utilize the art of beauty, glamour, visualization, breath work, and movement to perform Shadow Alchemy. The stronger the feeling the more powerful the reaction. Think of a chemical reaction, some are small and unnoticeable others can level a nation. Think of the change you can bring to your life with that kind of energy.
As you sit and take this energy in what messages have you received? Watch your dream sand look for other reoccurring signs in your life such as numbers (3, 6, 8), animals,or themes in your conversations will all be clues to what areas you need to work on or will assist you in your work. Oh and if you need some support Isis is the perfect Goddess to work with.
Happy Full Moon and Winter Solstice loves,
Tired? Me too. It’s been a long 10 months of 2018. The new moon in Venus, Venus retrograde, and the sun moving in to Scorpio have brought up all of our shadows are love. Love towards ourselves and love towards each other. The scales are being weighed. Have you found yourself to be lacking? Are you looking at what others have, trying to find out how you get to be like them? Scrolling through social media or visiting friends where you find yourself comparing your life to theirs. Yet, the Emperor is wearing no clothes. Social media presents a carefully cultivated world where even when someone is experiencing a difficult time it still seems like their life is amazing.
This Taurus full moon, focus on what you know you excel at. There is a special wisdom that only you hold. It allows for you to navigate the world in a way that only works for you. When you tap into your well of wisdom, you realize that it doesn’t matter if someone’s life is better or worse than yours. There is no game, there is no competition, there’s nothing to win. Yet, everyday can be a victory because everyday you make choices that reflect your truest hearts desires. Here’s a challenge for you for the next 18 days until the new moon in Scorpio where ewe will do deep shadow work.
Each day take 10 minutes to be still with the intention to discover a new piece of personal wisdom. Love yourself radically. You are smart, capable and fully able to be a success at being yourself.
Take some time to be kind to yourself.
It’s our full moon in Aries! Whoo we are feeling the movement and letting it guide us towards our biggest desires. When we begin to expand this can cause us to meet resistance in the form of hostility from others around us. Sometimes when we grow and change it makes others uncomfortable because they are not used to us behaving in this way. We might also begin to self-sabotage. Finding ways to keep ourselves from reaching our full potentials because it’s safer to stay small. If you find yourself feeling jealous of others, frustrated with yourself, or having lots of people be hard on you or difficult this is the time to harness the energy of Aries. Face your fears and stand up for yourself. It’s time to be true to who you are. If you are behaving in a way that harms others take that step back and access what you can do to improve how you treat yourself/others.
This fire will be burning through you bringing you experiences of heightened love, creativity, and self-expression. Find the things that bring you joy and make you smile. Staying true to yourself is the key to manifestation as represented by the tale of Coatlicue the Aztec Goddess of Life and Death. Coatlicue birthed the sun, moon, stars and hundreds of other children. After becoming pregnant from a ball of feathers with the God of war, sacrifice, and the sun Huitzilopochtli, her daughter Coyolxauhqui decapated Coatlicue to save them from Huitzilopchtli. Yet, upon her death Huitzilopchtli emerged prepared to serve his purpose. This story illustrates how we have multiple opportunities to follow our calling. That even when it might seem that the world is working against you, it might be just what you need to be free.
You too can harness this energy of transforming the negative into the positive energy as well. There are several ways to accomplish this. One thing you can try is focusing on finding neutral ground in the situation (all things are energy). This will make it so you leverage every action into a form of support for your desires. A second tactic is to appreciate everything that happens to you good and bad. This feeds your shadow giving it the acknowledgment that it seeks so that you are less likely to self-sabotage or become subject to others influence.
Coatlicue lived her life according as she pleased knowing that there must be balance. So as there will be times when you are receiving everything you have ever wanted there will be times when it seems that everything is going wrong. This is the time of greatest power. Keep your head (lol) and use this to your advantage.
Happy full moon loves!
In a season where we are called to ground, discover our truth, and evaluate where we are in order to get where we want to be we find ourselves pulled deep within. It is the call of the deep, the peace and mystery of waters that are not moved by petty surface level disturbances. This is the work of the High Priestess who carries the energy of the Goddess during the great ritual. She may cleanse for a full season, meditate for days, set herself apart. As she wishes to reconnect with the love of the divine she finds herself sacrificed and reborn as creatures of great wisdom, magic, and glory.
This full moon there is great personal development ritual work to be done. If you have been waiting for the chance to work your magic that has been flowing through your veins since the Aquarius full moon, this is the moment. Turn the power that you send to others and the world around you inward. Return to your true self; a being of true power. It is your choice what you choose to do with this knowledge.
There are several rituals that you can do at this time. Here is one using mirror work.
MIRROR WORK RITUAL
- Reflect upon the work that you have been doing. If you are aware of your purpose or of what you would like to manifest with your power write this down in a one sentence I am statement.
- Take a shower or bath to clear your energy.
- Then, in a quiet space, lower the lights and light a candle (use a color that corresponds with the purpose of your ritual).
- Spend at least 5 minutes in meditation, calming your mind, deepening your breath, and center your attention on the purpose of your ritual.
- Then, using a mirror or obsidian looking glass with a soft gaze look at your reflection.
- Notice your facial features. Your eyes, nose, mouth, chin, ears, and hair.
- Does anything immediately catch your attention?
- Do you find yourself having difficulty focusing on your reflection? Try to look directly into your eyes. What do you see? What do you feel?
- Now say, “this is a physical manifestation of my soul. Through this form I can interact with the world around me. Through this form I can impact my world. With these eyes I see the truth and can find the path. With this mouth I speak into existence my purpose. I am…(insert your I am statement and repeat it 3X)”. Now close with your preferred casting phrase (Ase Amen Ra Ma’at, and so it is, as I will so mote it be, etc)
Ohh we have been going through it haven’t we? You caught up in some drama? Folks with your name in their mouth, creditors coming out of no where, ex-partners all up in your DM’s, parents acting like they still pay your bills? Oh yes, welcome to the Total Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in Aquarius. Luckily Leo season is upon us and we are moving out of the shady Cancer energy into the light. First, all those roaches that came out during that Cancer energy need to get dealt with. The light of the sun will make it easy to see everyone for who they are. Yes some folks became butterfly’s but others are just slime.
Now this might feel like an emergency. A mental, emotional, psychological, energetic, or even physical emergency. In Public Health, we utilize Emergency Preparedness practices to make sure that when things go south we are prepared. As a part of that we have an emergency kit. I encourage you to create your own emergency kit to ease your mind during these trying times.
Since we specialize in the spiritual here I have created an Emergency Spiritual Preparedness Kit List and Elixir for this Full Moon. So gather your supplies, take care of yourselves and remember – put on your oxygen mask first.
Emergency Spiritual Preparedness Kit Extended Guide
- Sacred/Blessed Water – Whether you use rose, holy, moon, water from a sacred site or water that you’ve blessed yourself, keep some sacred water on deck.
- Offering – food, incense, water, item or crystal
- Candle or other form of fire
- Crystal Support Kit – Rose Quartz (heart), Clear Quartz (clearing), Smoky or Black Tourmaline (protection), labradorite or lapis lazuli (spirit), and your power crystal.
- Bell or chime
- Ritual Feather or Fan
- Ritual Oil
- Vinegar for banishing
- Honey, Maple Syrup or other Syrup (sweetener/attraction)
- Sacred Texts or books
- Sea Salt, Pink Himalayan Salt, Black Salt (clearing)
We got this!
I usually try to put a positive spin on things. Share ways to navigate the energy that we encounter so that we can come out on top. But it’s time to be real and face what is so that we can consciously shape what is to come.
This total lunar eclipse full moon in Aquarius is going to be a difficult one. We have already been feeling the effects of this energy combined with that of the retrogrades. Aquarius full moon energy is unpredictable in that it holds access to infinite possibilities and options. We can be anything. We can do anything. Yet, this energy is confined within th universal laws. Even as we evolve and grow spiritually, the energy of the surrounding planets express their influence on our expansive being. Aquarius wants to explore these possibilities. It feels the walls of the surrounding planets in Earth signs with Uranus in Taurus, Saturn/Pluto in Capricorn, and Venus in Virgo. Yet, the water flows freely as the fire of the sun in Leo ignites the ability for summer energy to transform from solid/liquid to vapor and escape the confines of who we thought we should be. Of who others say we should be. Of who we think we are. It is free. Aquarius wants us to be free, even if that takes tearing everything apart in the process.
From what was comes the energy of what can be. Infinite possibilities. That is the realm of the full moon in Aquarius. Combine that with an eclipse and you have the opportunity for large scale humanitarian efforts. The solutions to issues that have existed for centuries will not be solved in a day, month, or even years. They require consistent changes that become habits then social norms. That is why living your truth is so important. Each time someone attempts to police your clothing, language, way of life and you conform you lose a little bit of who you are. So, stand strong and follow the path of love.
Love suggests that we kind to all living things (seen and unseen) with firm boundaries built on self-love. Come back to this truth over and over during the next moon cycle because life is going to test you. It is going to play you. So be ready. This month, we walk the walk and talk the talk. We love ourselves so set boundaries and practice self-care. We love each other which means holding people accountable. We love all living creatures (pets, wild life, insects-everything!). We love the earth and all it’s elements. We take care of the earth recycling, being mindful of our consumption habits and what we produce. It’s our responsibility to care for this planet and we will take this seriously.
Happy Full Moon and Total Lunar Eclipse! Check in Wednesday for the Full Moon Elixir and ritual.