Thursday, May 16, 2019

Full Moon in Scorpio : Cultivating Our New Foundations and Releasing the Old

On Saturday May 18th 2019 (at 2:11 PM PST) we will have a Full Moon in Scorpio. We are out of the last two Moon cycles which dealt heavily with relationships and heralded many turning points. Now with what we've learned from those phases it's time for some major release. Since the New Moon in Taurus you may have been planting new seeds and watching them grow, but with the beginning of certain things we must shed some old things. 

This Full Moon is taking place on the Scorpio/Taurus axis. Taurus is about building new foundations and is a stable, yet fertile sign. Scorpio is about transformation and ending the old. Pluto is the planet that rules Scorpio and it's been a big player in the astrology lately. We've really been confronting things coming up from the depths of our own being and really being shown what needs to end, be transformed or released. Now is the time! 

Mercury is traveling close to the Sun during the Full Moon. I feel like it's bringing us information and insight we need during this time of culmination and release. Since it's traveling near the Sun in Taurus I feel like we may be getting insight around the new things we've been creating. Seeing in a practical way how to keep growing seeds we've planted. 

Venus and Uranus will basically be conjunct in Taurus around the Full Moon as well. Change is definitely in the air. There could be an element of the unexpected. Particularly around relationships. There's been tremendous changes and shifts around relationships and this time is no different. Whatever happens could be unexpected, but provide necessary shakeups. 

Neptune in Pisces is trine the North Node in Cancer during the Full Moon. This means we need to trust the universe, the flow and most of all our feelings. Our feelings and emotions need to be our guides for what to release and what to fertilize. This can be a very emotional time. Not just with this watery aspect, but because a Full Moon in Scorpio in general can be a time of a lot of emotional release. Purging feelings from the depths. Also, Mars just moved into the water sign of Cancer. We may be very emotionally driven at this time. The feelings are running high. 

~This may be feeling like an intense time! It's bringing lots of great opportunities for transformation and change however. Life is about cycles. There are times to cultivate the new and then times to release that which isn't serving. You could think of our lives as gardens, which we are in the midst of planting and tending to. While we tend our gardens there are inevitably weeds we must pull. That basically describes the current energy we are going through~ 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

New Moon in Taurus 🌱

Since March 20th we've been dealing with some interesting lunar cycles what with two Full Moons in Libra. Relationships and our own independence and identity have been front and center. People were dealing with so many different scenarios and turning points. Now that phase has come to an end and we have reached a point where we can start fresh with this New Moon in Taurus on May 4th ( at 3:45 PM PST). 

New Moons represent a time where we can plant seeds and really start fresh. The New Moon in Taurus in the northern hemisphere seems to have an extra emphasis on starting fresh since it takes place during the height of spring right after May Day. With the fertile earthy energy of Taurus we can really ground in new energy in our realities. It's prime time to manifest what we'd like in our physical lives. 

During the last month or so we may have ended some phases that weren't right for us, had some realizations about what we'd like in relationships (both romantic and otherwise) and made significant discoveries about our personal journeys and identities. Perhaps we feel clearer about what we want or perhaps some things are still being revealed. Regardless, now we can start fresh in a way. 

This energy could impact any area of your life depending on your personal chart. Since Taurus is a physical sign however this is of course a good time for tangible new beginnings related to work, finances etc. Taurus has to do with the foundations of your physical world. Since we've been dealing with lots of relationship energy and Taurus is ruled by Venus there can definitely be new beginnings in love. Venus is in Aries right now and with Venus being the first sign in the zodiac, I'd say there is definitely a lot of new, fresh energy in that department. Also, with Venus in Aries our relationship to our own selves and our independence is of the utmost importance. We may have new beginnings in terms of how good we feel within our own identities and self-worth. Also, with any new beginnings in relationships we are going to want ones where our own selves are honored. Where two individuals can share, but never give up their own selves. 

While the New Moon isn't exactly aspecting all the Capricorn energy, it's flowing with it quite nicely. This really shows that we are really able to ground new things into our realties and create new structures at this time. There's been lots of changes and old things falling away, now we get to start building the new. 

~It's so nice to be at this New Moon phase. Spring is in full swing and just like the flowers, we can start to see new things blooming in our lives. It's a fertile and fresh time. ~

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Full Moon in Libra: Reaching a Turning Point in Relationships and Our Individual Journeys

The time has come and we are wrapping up a cycle that started on March 20th with a Full Moon in Libra, with yet another Full Moon in Libra tomorrow! ( April 19th 2019 4:12 AM PST). It's not often we have two Full Moons in the same sign and it means we are continuing to deal with the same energy. The first Libra Full Moon took place at 0 degrees, which was significant. It marked a time of release and yet new beginnings. Maybe even the beginning of the end you could say. This Full Moon we're having now is happening at 29 degrees (that's the highest in degrees a zodiac sign goes) which is quite an important degree and marks a big turning point. This is the final turning point for anything that needs releasing. Things are about to change and we are turning a corner. 

Full Moons happen astrologically when the Sun and Moon are in opposing signs. The Full Moon is always made up of both these energies. With this Full Moon (and the last one we had) we are dealing with Libra and Aries energy. This means there's been lots of relationship turning points both romantic and otherwise (could be anything; friends, colleagues, bosses, clients, family you name it!) Relationships have been front and center in many people's lives. With the Aries energy though there's also a big focus on ourselves, our individuality and our egos. It's a back and forth energy seeing how our individual selves relate to others. Do you give too much to others? Do you give up yourself for others? Are you hesitant to give of yourself because of past experiences? This energy has also been bringing relationships to a close and also may have been bringing about some new ones. There's lots of shifting and changing when it comes to our own selves and our relationships to others! Whatever you have been going through, we have now reached a major turning point and it's important to let go of what doesn't serve you and bravely step into this new territory. 

It's interesting to take note of some aspects we have had recently and are going to have to understand what's playing out around this Full Moon. 

Last week we had the Sun square Saturn, the South Node and Pluto in Capricorn. This had to do with coming up against restrictions and realities in our lives, so that we could face them and deal with them. It brought up the fact that some situations need to end, that some outdated structures aren't serving us anymore. That old things that brought us a sense of security probably need to be let go of. 

The Sun during the Full Moon is moving towards a conjunction with Uranus that will be exact this weekend. Get ready for the unexpected! It's time to break free. To shake things up. That Capricorn energy we had come up against had shown us how we were restricted, but this Uranus energy shows us how we can be free. That it's time for change and for the new. We can't hold on to sub par situations for security reasons. Life awaits us! Time to break out of the shackles and see what wonderful things life has to offer us. 

Venus, the ruling planet of Libra will be reaching the end degrees of Pisces at the Full Moon. Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, so I do really feel like this shows that there is definitely an ending of a relationship cycle being reached for some people. 

When we had the first Libra Full Moon on March 20th Mercury was still retrograde in Pisces. Things started to shift, but there wasn't so much clarity. Mercury finally moved into Aries just a couple days ago and now we also finally have more clarity at this time! Better ability to make decisions, see the facts and communicate better. 

Mercury is also just about conjunct Chiron at the time of the Full Moon too, so we may need to heal some identity wounds. Perhaps around being able to express ourselves in particular. 

What an intense past month this has been in regards to relationships and our own individuality and identity! We have now reached a big turning point. If faced with decisions make ones that you know are for your highest good. Release that which doesn't serve you. It's time to change and begin a new chapter of relating. 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

New Moon in Aries: Are you Ready For New Beginnings?

Tomorrow, April 5th 2019 (1:50 AM PST) we will be having a New Moon in Aries. Mercury turned direct last week, but it was on top of Neptune, which meant things were still kind of foggy and perhaps not moving forward very fast. This New Moon marks a time of things starting to pick up the pace and a time of new beginnings. 

Aries is the first sign in the zodiac and has to do with new beginnings anyways, so the New Moon in Aries is always a potent one. Things are picking up speed now. It's time to plant those seeds and go after what you desire. 

It's important to actually look at the time of the Full Moon we just had because this New Moon is connected to it. That Full Moon was on March 20th. It marked a time of release and also a time of new beginnings. If you released something, now this New Moon marks a time to plant the seeds for what will come next for you. If you started something new than this is a time to really continue cultivating that. The Full Moon we are having next on April 19th will be the final Moon phase to tie into this series. At that time there could be a big culmination and turning point and a time of final release. All these Moon phases are dealing with the Aries/Libra energy and that's why they are connected. Stories are unfolding and this New Moon is the middle portion of the story. 

This New Moon will mark different types of new beginnings for everybody, but some general Aries energy has to do with really stepping into your independence, individuality and personal identity. How can you feel more empowered in your own life and how does that tie into your personal story that is unfolding? What is your new identity? Or have you uncovered your true identity yet that was there all along? Aries is also an energy that has to do with initiative, so what are you initiating at this time? 

While we finally have some cardinal, forward moving energy to pursue what we would like, there still is an element of needing to go with the flow. This New Moon also marks the time when Mercury finally moves ahead of Neptune and is picking up speed. The energy is forward moving and we don't have to surrender to the flow as extremely as before. We do still have to go with it though till Mercury moves out of Pisces on the 17th. Now we have more of a balance of initiating and going with the flow energy. So don't forget this important balance. Also, while things will start to get more clear now, it still could seem a bit cloudy till the 17th. It's like the clouds are slowly starting to part to reveal the Sun. While some people may be quite pleased to see this super flowy energy go, it's important that we remember the beautiful lessons it's taught us. It's taught us to trust our intuition, feelings and the universe instead of logic. I think that is so valuable and I hope may help you navigate your lives a bit differently now. 

Mars is the ruler of Aries and therefore this New Moon, so it's interesting to see where it's at right now. It recently moved into Gemini. This adds an energy of making connections, communicating with people and having lots of new ideas to this New Moon. This is fun energy. Mars will also be making a sextile to Chiron in Aries during the New Moon. This is helping us heal identity wounds or wounds around independence. Also, perhaps wounds around initiation or going after what you want. This healing energy can help us move forward more confidently if we let it. 

The last thing I want to mention is that the New Moon is making a loose square to Saturn in Capricorn. I feel like this is energy looming in the background rather then being really apparent. The Sun will move towards an exact square this coming week and I think that's when we'll feel it the most. Saturn is reminding us of reality. We can start fresh and flow towards our dreams, but we have to be reminded of responsibilities, restrictions and difficult grown up things we need to do in order to move forward. These things we may deal with much more in the week ahead, but it's best to start to become aware of them now. 

This past month was a weird time, but also a very powerful one. Now we get to move forward more , continue new stories we have started and watch as the clouds slowly, but surely start to clear. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Full Moon in Libra on the Spring Equinox

Spring is finally here and with it a Full Moon in Libra tonight. There is already a shift in energy with the end of winter and beginning of spring. The Sun always moves into Aries on the spring equinox bringing the astrological new year. There are new beginnings in the air and the Full Moon brings a culmination point now as well. 

Full Moon's are a time of harvest, completion and then letting go. We are shedding the old as we move into spring. This Full Moon is happening at zero degrees however. We've had quite a series of Full Moon's at zero degrees. Every time we shed the old, there is a new beginning being birthed at the same time lately. 

This Full Moon is happening in Libra. It's really interesting because next month we are actually going to have another Full Moon in Libra as well. This is a rarity. This means that relationships are going to be really highlighted during this time. 

Full Moons are made up of both the energy of the Sun and the Moon. The Sun will be in Aries and the Moon in Libra, so we are dealing with the Aries-Libra axis. This axis is all about the self (Aries) vs relationships with others (Libra). This is a time to make sure your need for relationships is in balance with your need for independence. Anything upsetting this balance needs to be let go of. It's a time to bring more balance and harmony to your life. If you've been so independent that you aren't making room for relationships then this will be brought into question. If you've been sacrificing yourself for someone else then this will be brought into question. This is all about having healthy relationships in your life where there is compromise and you don't have to sacrifice your identity or sense of individuality. 

Chiron in Aries will be conjunct the Sun during this Full Moon helping us heal our sense of independence and identity within relationships. Releasing and healing times when this was sacrificed in the past. It's important to have a strong sense of self in healthy relationships. To never have to give up your identity or your own needs. This healing element can be so powerful for healing our egos and sense of individuality. 

At the time of the Full Moon Venus in Aquarius will be making two big exact aspects. On on hand Venus will be sextile Jupiter in Sagittarius. This is an aspect that can help us grow and expand in the realm of relationships. It can be a bit lucky. It can help us gain a new perspective on our beliefs about relationships and help us get out of our boxes or comfort zones. 

The other aspect Venus is making is a square to Mars. This is interesting because Venus rules Libra and Mars rules Aries. The planetary rulers of the Full Moon are square each other! This can bring some tension around relationships. Although this tension does have potential to be somewhat exciting  if it brings about healthy sexual tension. Venus is the feminine energy and Mars the masculine. The feminine and masculine energies within ourselves could be at odds. If one is out of balance it's a good time to recognize it and bring it back into a state of equilibrium. Are you too in your yang energy 'doing'  too much or pushing forward too much? Or are you too passive in a yin state? It can be different for everyone, but I know in today's world it's more likely that you're out of touch with feminine/yin energy. If so when you bring these back into balance it can bring harmony to your relationships as well.

It's a big day full of lots of shifts. Lots of things are ending, beginning and being brought back into balance. Don't forget it's still Mercury Retrograde, so all may not be clear yet and there's still a need to go with the flow.