Thursday, 30 August 2012

Full Moon in Pisces



          

This one is called a ‘Blue Moon’. Every now and then, there are two Full Moons in the same month. It is even more unusual because it’s the second one in 2012 . No blue colour though… the expression 'once in a blue moon' is used to refer to an event that occurs infrequently.

Friday’s Full Moon in Pisces is also kind of special because the ruler of Virgo (Mercury) will be in Virgo and the ruler of Pisces (Neptune) will be in Pisces.  Each sign is amplified by its own ruler residing there. And they are opposite signs. So the strong polarity that already exists at a Full Moon will be even more so at this time.

We will be pulled between the logical and mystical poles of our being.

The Moon in intuitive Pisces stimulates our imagination and our dreams; Pisces wants to carry us across the mystic veils into a world beyond, activating the deep inner longing for our spiritual home where peace and love reign supreme.

That longing can also be projected onto others… as we search for a perfect love that never dies.  Watch out, the resulting disappointment and disillusionment can  trigger addictive behaviour and a desire to escape into a world of fantasy (that end up as nightmares).


Drugs and alcohol may help us relax, and as you know, at they can also obscure reality. Make sure you have a designated driver. Or find a natural high!

The Sun in pragmatic Virgo wants to keep you right here on earth and focused on the details of your work and health. Swimming would be one perfect way to satisfy both energies at once. Virgos are rather fastidious... how bout cleaning the house while listening to Pink Floyd?  (I think I just aged myself lol !!)

  Mercury (communication, thinking) is moving into its home sign of Virgo, amplifying our rational thinking and fighting against the tidal pull of the Moon. Virgo’s perfectionism will resist the blurring of the lines that Pisces brings. Be interesting to see which one exerts the greater influence  tomorrow.

The inward-pull is intensified by the Moon’s visit today to both Chiron and Neptune who sit close together at the beginning of Pisces. Chiron is the wounded healer and carries great regenerative and healing potential, while Neptune, god of the watery realms, urges our imagination to greater depths. This is a powerful healing mix that may stir up some deep processes and make us extra vulnerable.


Jupiter in square to both the Sun and the Moon expands and amplifies the polarity, so some could feel quite overwhelmed by this Full Moon. Mercury (the mind) may  try to hijack everything to stay in control. Beware of over-analyzing at this time.

 Despite the power of both Mercury and Sun in Virgo, the Moon will likely dominate  at this time, so try to relax that logical brain just a little and let the moon take you on a magical mystery tour.

If you have planets in the early signs of Pisces, Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius, you will feel the pull more strongly than most. 
Find a sanctuary or a safe place to explore the inner realms. Meditation can help, or journal writing.

Or… go dancing. Paint a picture. Sing a song. Write some music. Do some Full Moon drumming. Get some healing touch!

Sky's the limit… literally!!!

The other planets are generally supportive for this journey, though as I said, a certain vulnerability is in the air. We may all be a bit touchy, so be kind.

Feisty Mars is now in Scorpio and adds determination and intensity to whatever is going on. In the background, Uranus square Pluto is heating up again. These two are all about change and transformation. Expect more uprisings and street protests in the near future. The status quo is being challenged on all fronts.

Yet before you all go out to change the world (and it does need changing)  ... let this powerful Pisces Moon take you inward and guide you toward a deeper perception of life and love. Step a little closer, for a moment,  to what it truly is to be a human being. Be the change you want to see in the world.   

Now that would be a revolution!

http://youtu.be/kuIPcIekkV4  
Blue Moon by Cowboy Junkies

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

We are more than we know!



The visuals are cool, the background music a bit cheesy and  the talk of great value.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Leo New Moon: Shine Your Light


Tomorrow is a New Moon in Leo as the Sun and Moon join up in that magnificent sign. On this occasion we all get a chance to shine and dance on center stage!


If you haven’t noticed, it’s been a bit of an intense week in the area of personal relationships due to Venus, planet of love moving opposite Pluto (the Destroyer!!) Power struggles and stand offs have been happening under this influence (I can vouch for that… yikes!)  If you have to deal with someone you have issues with, try to be extra diplomatic. Good listening skills help!

There’s a stubborn factor created by Mars and Saturn conjunct (together) in Libra  (sign that rules relationships and partnerships) and they were also squared the Moon in Cancer over Monday and Tuesday.  Ouch! If you are nursing an emotional hangover, this New Moon will be the perfect remedy.

Just be forewarned that Venus is still opposite Pluto, triggering some deep insecurities around love and power. Pluto in Capricorn in tense aspect to the rebellious Uranus can  trigger issues with authorities and heighten power struggles as we wiggle to break free of those we perceive to be controlling us.  Our sense of personal power and self worth will be challenged by anyone we give our power away to. 

A Leo New Moon says 'Know your Worth!'

The Mars Saturn thing is in there like a runaway train hitting a cement wall. Mars is the planet of action and Saturn creates limitations and obstacles (for our own growth of course) The proverbial  'being stuck between a rock and a hard place.'

Like I said…Ouch!!  

But don’t despair; this lovely New Moon in Leo will amplify everyone’s  self-expression, dignity, confidence and courage. And yes there is room on the stage for everyone who craves a little attention.  We will all have an opportunity to taste such a sweet, playful exuberance combined with creativity, warmth, generousity (all Leo traits) that it will override (for a moment at least) some of the ongoing tensions of these crazy times.

A New Moon marks the beginning of a new emotional cycle. It gives us the chance to sweep away the past and start fresh. The violence and tensions of the recent Mars aspects to Pluto and Uranus have left a lot of people exhausted and recovering from traumas of one kind or another.  This is a chance to take a breather and start over again.

Leo’s dramatic, radiant warmth will reinvigorate plans, renew hope and restore faith. Neptune opposite will also add a dreamy, spiritual  dimension to this New Moon. The misty veils of Neptune can  create delusions and illusions, so dream big, but make sure you ground your dreams in reality.

Saturn (structure) and Mars (action) provide that positive grounding and support to both Neptune and the Sun and Moon, and Venus adds beauty and grace to the mix.  This is an excellent time to start new creative projects. Venus also rules money, so there is a sense of optimism and more positive cash flow.

There will also be an opportunity for deep healing and inner surrender brought in by Neptune and Chiron, which will help to balance the grandiosity of the Leo ego. Neptune in Pisces activates our deepest longing for an inner source, and diminishes, or at least balances a tendency toward excessive self-aggrandizement.

 Watch out for Jupiter’s square to Neptune blowing things way out of proportion. A double warning to keep your feet on the ground while you scheme your perfect schemes. An aspect from Uranus brings an element of surprise and/or uncertainty, adding a visionary touch to this altogether fabulous New Moon.

It’s great to feel positive and dream big… as long as we make sure there are solid plans and means. Don’t let Neptunian fantasies or that famous Leo pride distract you from keeping it real.

Finally, if you want to narrow the influence and focus of the New Moon as you set your intention, see what house it sits in in your birth chart. If lies in the 4th house for example, this could be an excellent time to buy a new home or start on a new home based project, particularly one that beautifies your home environment. (go to www.astro.com to create your personal chart or better still...contact  me at aurumastrology@gmail.com!!)

It will be landing exactly on my MC, which is the top of the chart that marks the cusp of the 10th house of career. I already have Pluto and Jupiter there… so this should be my year to get rich and famous!!!  Finally!

All kidding aside, do make your intention and see it happen. This is 2012, the year of transformation and change on a massive scale.

The Leo New Moon says ... this time is golden!! 

 
 A prayer for this new Moon:

                        I am a radiant being,
                        Innocent, whole, free,
                       All is forgiven, all is released.