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17 Jun 2016

Sagittarius Full Moon

The Full Moon in Sagittarius comes to us 12 hours before the Summer Solstice.
It's also the 2nd Full Moon in Sagittarius and, at 29°, sits at the degree of completion.

This is mighty centaur energy we have available to us my friends!

I wrote previously how the energy was building and we were to find our aim and prepare to shoot our arrows, but to hold off from shooting.

Now is the time to let your arrow fly.

Mars turns direct a week later but we're feeling the changing energies already. Mars, the planet ruling direct action, is turning forward with a mighty thrust. I hope we're all prepared with clarity and focus on the direction in which we wish to propel our lives.

Sagittarius is all about the ideal way forward, evolving, growing, expanding into our truest Self and life purpose.

With so many planets recently retrograde, we were pulled under into slowing down and re-examining our intentions, needs, and goals. We had to relive some old issues or at least rethink them.

Now we need to have confidence as well as faith. Sagittarius is the eternal optimist and we are asked to believe (as long as we've done the soul work) that the future holds the rewards for our efforts.

Sagittarius demands TRUTH - this is not the time to hide behind old; wounds, life patterns, self-deception, or complacency.
Mars will travel through Scorpio for a little while longer and therefore, old lies, old enemies, and old wounds, are patching up.

Also, if there's any anger that has lain under the surface it'll suddenly burst forward.

Sagittarius' ruler, Jupiter, is in Virgo in tight relationship with the North Node. What we choose to aim for now is life-changing, karmic, fateful.
Aim well!
Out of our hands, whatever expands suddenly (love, money, career opportunity, etc...) will change everything.

In Virgo, it affects the mundane (but collectively life-defining!) details of our lives, as well as the service we can provide to others.


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A Full Moon pulls us two ways and our growth comes from finding a balance. The Sagittarius Moon is opposite a Gemini Sun.

The Moon in Sag wants to; soar, taste freedom, to feel that anything is possible, and has an emotional need to follow a meaningful and principled path.
The Sun in Gemini is concerned with fast facts, networking, information for it's own sake, having fun, and connecting with others.

From a previous article:
"If we only ever seek the ideal of everything, we miss out on the many delicious experiences that only exist in the nuances of life.
Likewise, if we remain on the surface, merely touching the superficial layer of everything and everyone, we cannot grow into the full experience of being human.

Find balance between;
Ideals and the present experience
Profound connection and simple human interaction
Living morally and living joyfully."

29° is the degree of endings, completion, closure, as well as exposure. Being the second Full Moon in Sagittarius means that the same areas of life affected at the last Sagittarius FM are still affected, except this time everything is ready for true completion or culmination, and ready for life expansion.


peace & horizons dear souls,
Autumn


The area of your life where you will feel the effects.
For a fuller meaning, check your Sun Sign as well as your Ascendant (Rising sign).


Aries:
You're completing a cycle regarding your ideals, exploration, education, life direction, versus general communications, immediate environment, neighbours and siblings.
Karmic expansion with your workplace, colleagues, or health.

Taurus:
You're completing a cycle regarding other peoples’ money and shared resources, versus personal resources and personal values.
Karmic expansion with creativity, love, children, leisure, self-expression.

Gemini:
You're completing a cycle regarding relationships and one-on-one partnerships, versus self-image and self-care.
Karmic expansion with your house, relatives, family life.

Cancer:
You're completing a cycle regarding work, service, health, daily routine, versus retreat and self-recuperation.
Karmic expansion with siblings, neighbours, learning, immediate environment, communications.

Leo:
You're completing a cycle regarding self-expression, creativity, children and romance versus friends, groups and your hopes.
Karmic expansion with personal resources, income, what you value.

Virgo:
You're completing a cycle regarding home and family, versus career, reputation and our place in the world.
Karmic expansion with self-image, confidence.

Libra:
You're completing a cycle regarding general communications, immediate environment, neighbours and siblings, versus Ideals, exploration, education.
Karmic expansion with spirituality, recuperation, the past.

Scorpio:
You're completing a cycle regarding personal possessions and personal values, versus other peoples’ money and shared resources.
Karmic expansion with friendships, group memberships, collective goals, wishes and hopes.

Sagittarius:
You're completing a cycle regarding self-image and self-care, versus relationships and one-on-one partnerships.
Karmic expansion with career, status, reputation, long-term goals.

Capricorn:
You're completing a cycle regarding retreat and self-recuperation, versus work, service, health, daily routine.
Karmic expansion with legal matters, education, life perspective, beliefs, travel, foreign places/people/issues.

Aquarius:
You're completing a cycle regarding friends, groups and our hopes, versus self-expression, creativity, children and romance.
Karmic expansion with shared resource, sexual issues, self-empowerment.

Pisces:
You're completing a cycle regarding career, reputation and our place in the world, versus home and family.
Karmic expansion with close relationships.


14 Jun 2016

Summer Solstice and King-Self

When the Sun appears to be at it's highest point in the sky (one of the Earth's hemispheres is at it's maximum tilt towards the Sun), it creates the longest daytime of the year.
June 20th this year.

Astrologically, the Sun is; our Will, our ego, the Self, our life force, our inner King, our creative spark, our expression, our capacity for love. It is the present, as opposed to the Moon as the past. It is our core purpose of Being. It is conscious awareness.

The Summer Solstice exposes the energy of "I am".

Many cultures have, and still do, celebrate the rising of the sun/son, his 'death', and his ascension to heaven/enlightenment. Also, as the height of the growing-harvesting cycle.

However, nature's cycles are also our spiritual cycles. 'As above so below'. If we merely celebrate or honour the external, we are missing a whole side of the magical puzzle.

During the darkest time of the year - Winter and the Winter Solstice - we go within. We are reflective, introspective, inside the subconscious. During the lighter months, we re-emerge.

The cycle of the Sun symbolises our evolution into consciousness, into awakening.
The turning wheel reminds us that it is a continual journey. We don't 'reach enlightenMENT' as earthly beings, we swim in the perpetual enlightenING. Life is a happening.

The maturation of the son at Summer, is the maturation of the Divine Child within us all.
Now we can own the Divine King. (everyone, including women, has a masculine aspect).





What does it mean to be fully in our Divine Kingly Self?

Take up responsibility with honour.
Move through the world with purpose.
Stand strong and true in your authority.
Be generous with Love.
Be willing to admit your shadows (flaws and weaknesses).
Greet the world with courage and openness.
Embody integrity.
Take action that is authentic to your core Self.
Align your work with your heart.
Materialise and manifest, rather than simply dream and hope.
Be the change.


The Divine King is willingly exposed. He lives in the public eye. He does not (and cannot) hide, escape, or indulge. He is both authority figure and in the service of his kingdom.

Whether or not our true Self is aligned with how we are in the world, our actions and ways of being tell others who we are and what we have to offer. Our actions (and inaction) affect the people and the environments we encounter.

The more willing we are to strip away everything that is not of our true Self and the more willing to expose all that is true (i.e. the more conscious we are), the better equipped we are to live out the life we are here for - our highest purpose.


"My life is my message."
Mahatma Gandhi





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2 Jun 2016

Gemini New Moon

"Be Impeccable with your Word."
Miguel Ruiz

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Quick-thinking and information-orientated Gemini offers us a fresh start with a New Moon.

Gemini is; intellect, social interaction, ideas, variety, quick trips, playfulness, adaptability, curiosity, surface reality.

Above all, it's communications - learning, messages, contracts, proposals, offers, buying/selling, networks, letters/emails, social media, learning new skills, writing, conversations, gossip, trivia, teaching, fast facts, story-telling, connecting ideas.

A New Moon is; new perspectives, fresh starts, new beginnings, clean slates, sowing the seeds for change.

This New Moon, on June 4-5, at 15° Gemini occurs snuggled in-between two Sagittarius Full Moons, and with Mercury going direct recently.

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Our communications and perceptions
won't survive anything other than
authentic personal truths.
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Venus is sitting right along side this Moon. We'll feel strongly about what we value, and about bringing peace, beauty, love, and affection, into our lives.

Align your words with your heart.

All this occurs as part of a dynamic Grand Cross - Sun-Moon in relationship to Saturn, Jupiter, and Neptune.

Saturn's influence asks that we take our words and choices seriously and maturely - there may be continued restrictions for a while.
Jupiter conjunct North Node suggests life-changing opportunities to grow - be careful of arrogance or over-doing.
Neptune offers our highest wishes and ability for compassion - watch for lies or moulding reality to suit your purpose.

Hopefully you spent the Mercury retrograde period reflecting on which perspective of yours needed to change, as well as tying up loose ends with a communication.

Now is the time to spread your word and speak your truth, as well as being discerning with what you share and understanding when to keep it to yourself.

Truth-telling happens in many ways.

There are direct conversations with others, but also indirectly; re-writing our home-page blurb, changing how we approach others, breaking out of hurtful dialogue patterns, stating our intentions, or stopping the negative thoughts that have become habit.

Once your message or truth is out there, the second Full Moon in Sagittarius later in the month can shoot the arrow toward your new direction.
Then, Mars going direct on the 29th, will have action propelled forward and hopefully, if you've done the work, see you hit your bull's-eye.



The Grand Cross is Mutable, we're changing and ready for flexibility. And really, change is the flavour of 2016.
It's a strong aspect of action, where important life-changing momentum takes place - either of our own doing or the Universe instigates the experiences.

Yet this mutability can also bring too many directions and much confusion about which way to turn. We may feel pulled in several, and contrasting, directions.
It's important to take the directions as what is possible, and enjoy the variety of choices life can bring. The closer you speak from your heart (to others and to yourself), the better positioned you will be to later fix on a decision.

Mutable energy asks us to be open to experimenting, and relinquishing control.

After the heavy retrograde of several planets these past months, and feeling like we've been wading through treacle, we're all ready for movement.

It's coming my friends, and we're already on the trajectory. However, as I said last Full Moon, don't shoot the arrow just yet.


For a fuller meaning, read for your Sun Sign and your Ascendant (Rising sign).


Aries:
You will feel a changing perspective concerning communications.

You might have a changed perception or new beginning that involves your immediate environment, neighbours, siblings, learning, short trips, a contract, how you get your message across, or what information you're taking in.

The Grand Cross suggests opportunities and renewed hope in your day-to-day schedule or health, the chance for forgiveness/healing towards yourself. An alignment is coming, despite continuing restrictions with education or legal issues.

Confrontational/dynamic communications regarding finances and possessions.

Taurus:
You will feel a changing perspective concerning what you value.

You might have a changed perception or new beginning that involves your finances, personal possessions and personal resources.

The New Moon and Venus here might bring you a new form of income. Importantly, it will affect how you feel about the ebb and flow of money, and that alone will change how you perceive what you have. You are attracted to stability, security, and finding beauty in simple pleasures.

The Grand Cross suggests opportunities for self-expression and joy in love, children, or leisure activities, the chance for forgiveness/healing with a friend or group situation. An alignment is coming, despite some issues with shared resources still stalled.

Confrontational/dynamic communications regarding personal needs.

Gemini:
You will feel a changing perspective concerning your Self. You will feel renewed confidence and optimism.

The New Moon and Venus here might bring you a new look or new role. Importantly, it will affect how you feel about yourself, and that alone will change how you perceive who you are in the world and what you can do. You are attracted to putting yourself out there once again, and others are finding you (physically or your character) especially attractive (romantically or otherwise).

The Grand Cross suggests opportunities and renewed hope in your home life, the chance for forgiveness/healing regarding your reputation or career. An alignment is coming, despite some issues with an intimate relationship still feeling a little stalled.

Some passive-aggressive or indirect communications regarding the past or emotional/spiritual needs.

Cancer:
You will feel a changing perspective concerning your emotional and spiritual needs.

The New Moon and Venus here might bring you spiritual insight or healing (or a message from a dream). You might view people or situations from your past differently. You might feel a pull for retreating from the world. Importantly, it will affect how you view your willingness to sacrifice your Self, versus your daily role.

The Grand Cross suggests opportunities and renewed hope with siblings or neighbours, or a communication, the chance for forgiveness/healing regarding your life purpose or legal matters. An alignment is coming, despite some issues in your workplace or with your health still feeling a little stalled.

Confrontational/dynamic communications with friends or members of a group.

Leo:
You will feel a changing perspective concerning friendships or group memberships.

The New Moon and Venus here might bring you the fulfilment of a wish through a group contact or friend. Importantly, it will affect how you feel about connections with others, and that alone will change how you perceive your place in groups or friendships. You are attracted to working in groups and making connections with friends.

The Grand Cross suggests opportunities and renewed hope with your finances, the chance for forgiveness/healing regarding shared resources or sexual issues. An alignment is coming, despite some issues with self-expression, creativity, children, or romance still feeling a little stalled.

Confrontational/dynamic communications regarding your reputation or career.

Virgo:
You will feel a changing perspective concerning your long-term goals, place in the world, or career.

You feel new beginnings regarding your capabilities and are likely entering the next phase of maturity. The New Moon and Venus here might bring you a new role at work, a promotion, or whole new direction. Importantly, it will affect how you feel about your place in the world, and that alone will change how you perceive your status or reputation. You are attracted to maturity and responsibility.

The Grand Cross suggests opportunities and renewed hope with your self-image, the chance for forgiveness/healing regarding a one-to-one relationship. An alignment is coming, despite some issues with your family or home still feeling a little stalled.

Confrontational/dynamic communications regarding ideals, travel, legal matters, life philosophies, and life direction.

Libra:
You will feel a changing perspective concerning your ideals, life philosophy, life direction, or legal matters.

The New Moon and Venus here might bring you a new life direction, educational opportunity, or fresh news with a legal matter. Importantly, it will affect how you feel about your opportunities for the future, and that alone will change how you perceive your faith in it. You are attracted to far horizons, spiritual/religious/philosophical ideas, and all that is possible.

The Grand Cross suggests opportunities and renewed hope with your self-care or spiritual pursuits, the chance for forgiveness/healing regarding your health, daily tasks, or workplace. An alignment is coming, despite some issues with communications or information still feeling a little stalled.

Confrontational/dynamic communications regarding shared resources, or secrets.

Scorpio:
You will feel a changing perspective concerning shared resources, sexual issues, secrets, enemies.

The New Moon and Venus here might bring you owed money through an inheritance, debt, or partner's income increase. Importantly, it will affect how you feel about what is owed to you, and that alone will change how you perceive self-empowerment. You are attracted to intense emotions, profound matters, and secrets.

The Grand Cross suggests opportunities and renewed hope with friendships and associations, the chance for forgiveness/healing regarding self-expression. An alignment is coming, despite some issues with finances or possessions still feeling a little stalled.

Confrontational/dynamic communications with a partner.

Sagittarius:
You will feel a changing perspective concerning close relationships.

The New Moon and Venus here might bring you a marriage proposal, or renewed commitment. Importantly, it will affect how you feel about partnerships, and that alone will change how you perceive relating. You are attracted to co-operation, intimacy, and teamwork.

The Grand Cross suggests opportunities and renewed hope with career or your reputation, the chance for forgiveness/healing regarding home or family. An alignment is coming, despite some issues with self-image still feeling a little stalled.

Confrontational/dynamic communications in the workplace.

Capricorn:
You will feel a changing perspective concerning your working environment, health, or daily routine.

The New Moon and Venus here might instigate a new health regime, or change in the workplace. Importantly, it will affect how you feel about the details of your days, and that alone will change how you perceive your usefulness. You are attracted to organising, sifting, tidying up, clarifying.

The Grand Cross suggests opportunities and renewed hope with your purpose and life direction, the chance for forgiveness/healing regarding communications or learning. An alignment is coming, despite some issues with self-healing still feeling a little stalled.

Confrontational/dynamic communications with/regarding children or romance.

Aquarius:
You will feel a changing perspective concerning children, creativity, romance, leisure activities.

The New Moon and Venus here might bring you a new love, conception, more time for fun, or creative sparks. Importantly, it will affect how you feel about what you create in the world, and that alone will change how you perceive self-expression. You are attracted to love, joy, relaxing more, and pleasure.

The Grand Cross suggests opportunities and renewed hope with shared resources or sexual issues, the chance for forgiveness/healing regarding finances. An alignment is coming, despite some issues with friendships or groups still feeling a little stalled.

Confrontational/dynamic communications with relatives.

Pisces:
You will feel a changing perspective concerning your home and family life.

The New Moon and Venus here might instigate a new house, changes to the existing one, or a focus on more time with your family. Importantly, it will affect how you feel about where and what you're attached to, and that alone will change how you perceive your sense of belonging. You are attracted to feeling grounded, taking care of your roots, traditions, rhythms, support.

The Grand Cross suggests opportunities and renewed hope with your spouse or other close relationship, the chance for forgiveness/healing regarding your sense of Self. An alignment is coming, despite some issues with friends or group belonging still feeling a little stalled.

Confrontational/dynamic communications with/regarding communications or contracts.