Thursday, 19 March 2015

New Moon/Solar Eclipse PRT 2:

If you can dream, it you can do it.

"The power of clearly visualized ideals to mold the life of the visualizer" (Sabian Symbol for this eclipse)

Are you feeling it yet. That wonderful dreamy intuitive energy?

I wanted to add a few thoughts to what I already wrote (see previous post below)

The Moon is now at twenty degrees Pisces, and is heading for it's spectacular meeting with the Sun at the last degree of the last sign of the zodiac. Pisces! Apparently this event has not occurred for hundreds of years and some feel it heralds the next step in the evolution of the human race.

Lets hope so.

Fact: Pisces is about SOUL!  

It calls to us from the depths and activates such deep longings that can fill us with hope, or with despair. This watery realm is so non-linear, it can make us feel bit  lost, confused, distracted, spaced out...
 because it is moving us away from our more left brained control of ego , and activating the creativity and deep, deep feeling of soul. The trick is to tune into that siren call ... flow with it not against it , and HAVE FAITH that it can take you where you want to go.

Pisces energy is soft and subtle but powerful nonetheless. It can lead us astray (addictions, avoidance) or to our heart and soul self. And we get to choose which way we want to go.

Think of the incredible ability of water... to dissolve, to wear away, to envelope, to clean. It is the only element that takes several forms... solid, liquid and ether. Water is without shape and without colour, yet reflects and adapts to whatever vessel it is put into.

This is powerful stuff!!

As I already said in my last post, a New Moon is a new beginning, and an eclipse often marks a definite ending. The power of a New Moon/Eclipse is the power of choice.

Perhaps we have lost that sense of choice or direction. Over the last few years there have been so many shakedowns and holdups and rewrites and clearings etc etc etc!!   Because this eclipse sits at the very end of the zodiac wheel, and we are also at the very end of the Piscean Age,  this moment marks a significant opportunity to re-set your soul intention, not just for the coming month but for the coming era. Whatever vibrations/intentions we put forth at this time will  be amplified and magnified as they  ripple out for weeks, months, years.

Something is shifting and we are all part of it.  This is not the only such moment, yet we may look back one day and see that this is when we gave birth to a new vision.  Watch your dreams tonight and tomorrow, they may have a message for you.

Let this eclipse fill you with Pisces qualities of innocence, compassion, hope, inspiration.

Let go of whatever is holding you back, and set your intention to make your dream  real. (Saturn is going to help us with that).  Directly following the eclipse, Spring will be Sprung !  We will be getting a powerful kick from the fire signs to set us clearly onto the path we are now imaging for ourself..

So the message is:

If you can dream it you can do it!!
Feel your heart. Tune into your soul. Then seize the day!

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back —
 concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), 
 there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:

That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. 
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. 

A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. 

 Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
~ Goethe

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Awakening: New Moon/Solar Eclipse on Spring Equinox

The formatting on this post is completely nuts. I cannot seem to change it so please bear with me...

This is, without any doubt, a time of  ‘Awakening.’ 

Powerful energetic forces are shaking up and accelerating everything around us and within us, increasing the frequency  and awakening the cellular memory of  who we are and why we are here.

Uranus and Pluto just completed their last exact square (a tense angle pitting these energies against each other that has been called the 'signature' of our times. 

The pressures and challenges of the last several years have left many people reeling, and I have a feeling its not over quite yet. Even though these powerful shaker uppers will now begin to gradually grow further apart, we will feel their effects and influence for some time to come.  

It all started around 2008  with Saturn (material structures)  along for the ride. That was when global  financial systems crashed, and since then we have watched Pluto in Capricorn breaking down the authority systems by stirring up confrontations all around the world. Reactionary forces are also in full force, doing their best to stop this breakdown of the old guard, and  resisting any forward movement with all their might. Needless to say, it does appear that a battle has begun!

Uranus (the higher mind) in Aries (pioneering initiatives) has been stirring up our rebellious spirit, by offering up visions of  a better way to be in the world.

Though the outcome is uncertain, it is clear that a revolution is at hand.

It may be years before  the smoke clears enough to reveal what permanent  changes actually have occurred. Sometimes it feels like three steps forward, and two steps back. That can be discouraging, as we witness  the forces of ignorance work so hard to fight against the forces of equality, fairness and prosperity for all.

Do you remember a time not too long ago when there were no daily uprisings and few protests etc? I used to wonder why nobody did that anymore. I grew up in the 6o’s when there was always news of student sit-ins , anti Vietnam war marches,  Martin Luther King's march etc,  as people rose up to shout back at the powers that be.

Now those same planetary forces from the sixties are at it once again. This isn't the first time we have seen this...  they also were during the French revolution, so we are in good company when it comes to planetary change.  A Uranus Pluto aspect will not happen again in our lifetime, so although these times are challenging, you might say we came here for this.  We do live in interesting times!

Which leads me to Friday’s eclipse. If you want to see change in your life, here is a perfect moment to do something about it. The eclipse occurs smack dab on the Aries Point, first Day of Spring and beginning of the Astrological year (spring equinox).  This last degree of Pisces is considered a very important spot, because the element is about to change into its very opposite (water into fire). As the very last degree in the zodiac wheel it also signifies endings that make way for something new.

This point is also said to be the intersection of the 'personal' and the 'collective'. It is where we stop at look at ourselves in relation to the world, to our communities etc.

The influence of both Neptune and Pisces at this eclipse bring in powerful spiritual forces that will make us highly sensitive with a tendency to get spaced out or we might feel a bit lost. That can actually be a positive thing as it will help us let go of  rigid ego strivings and create openings for synchronicity and intuitive perception.

Due to the significance of this eclipse, we would be wise to stop, breathe, take some time to really feel our way into whatever changes we are in the midst of. Of course, eclipses often bring changes we don't even see coming... but to be awake and aware means that whatever occurs, we will be ready.

And as I have often said, each planetary event has a greater impact on those with personal planets in its path. This solar eclipse in PIsces  will have a greater effect on those of you with aspects at approximately 26 to 30 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces and at approximately 0 to 4 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. 

That said, many of us will experience some sort of letting go or release, and  be given a chance to head out in a totally new direction. (See the tabs at the top of this blog to discover the meanings of an eclipse in each house). There will be some sort of change or letting in regard to the house it occurs in, depending of course on the planets in that house etc.  Go to to find out your chart if you don’t have it.

Or get in touch with me for a proper sit down reading if you are in the midst of a lot of upheaval, and we can explore the patterns and messages your chart has to show you.  
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A good astrology reading should be both informative and  intimate; you may be surprised how accurate it can be. I do not go much into predictions per se, although it is always prudent to look at current influences, with the understanding that even while we are affected by the planetary cycles, we do still have free will (sort of). What a chart reading does do is focus in on key lessons and show where our strengths and weakness lie. It is both wise and prudent to know what tools we have to work with as we navigate the twists and turns of life on planet earth.

Meanwhile, all of us can use this wonderful transformative eclipse energy to begin anew and enter Spring (in the Northern Hemisphere) with a  new, more positive intention. Now is the time to get out of our ruts and and move into a more conscious engagement  with the world and with our own self. 

Who knows... it just might be fun!!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Full Moon in Virgo

 As I sit here typing, the Moon in Virgo is almost full. This Full Moon occurs at 10:05 am PST, 1:05 pm EST, 6:05 pm GMT on Thursday, March 5, in the15th degree of Pisces and Virgo. It's already looking pretty darn full right now.

Part of me is itching to go back outside to bathe in its glow and experience it on a purely feeling level, without putting any labels or explanations onto it. With Sun and Neptune close together in Pisces, it's all about feeling and going with the flow. 

At the same time, this IS a Virgo moon, therefore another part of me wants to analyze and describe (to some degree)  and explain.... Sigh. 

This pretty well sums up the tension that always accompanies a Full Moon… as the tides pull us in opposite directions, and we start to howl at the Moon! 

This is peak energy that will let loose whatever has been building over the last few weeks. We are all a little sensitive right now and Neptune's added influence cud make us a little more moody than usual. With this particular Moon, we will be torn between feelings (Pisces) and  logic (Virgo), going with the flow (Pisces) vs paying attention  to details (Virgo),  getting things orderly and organized (Virgo) vs letting it all go (Pisces). 

I say… do a little of both. Make it a win/win. (Trust in Allah, but tether your camel…)

One way to balance polarity is to meet in the middle.

So take your vitamins (Virgo rules health) and enjoy that glass of wine (Pisces). Clean your place (Virgo) and then play your guitar al night (Pisces). Organize your kitchen (Virgo) then go out of the town (Pisces plus Full Moon). Take care of your business (Virgo) then do something for someone who needs your help (Pisces). Or... you could roll a perfect (Virgo) joint(Pisces)..(did I say that!!?) 

Here’s the thing: Both signs are service oriented; Virgo out of perfectionism and pragmatism and a need to be useful, and Pisces out of empathy and compassion and desire to be helpful. When the precision and organization of pragmatic Virgo join with the compassion and empathy of Pisces, some good things happen. Good time to  volunteer at a homeless helter or donate some time to visiting someone you know needs some support, or donate money to a good cause, or sign that petition to stop GMO’s or… (you get the idea) or offer to do someones taxes for them (as I did but he had already paid some to do them...) etc etc.

If you can find a way to express both those qualities together  I figure you will be doing something right. Pisces is a bit escapist and wont like being called to task by Virgo. 

Just don’t be a martyr (Pisces) or a nit picker(Virgo)….

Random acts of kindness are good for the soul. Jupiter in Leo says do it with expansive, heart-felt joy! Surprise yourself, or surprise someone. 

That opposition with Mercury is still affecting us (few posts back)  so we have the possibility of seeing out of and beyond the small mental boxes we so often get trapped in.  The sky really is the limit... 
For some profound healing can happen under these influences. 

Uranus square Pluto says…  break out of your rut and do something different.  Saturn square Neptune says keep it real, walk your talk. Grand Trine in Fire says seek those visions then bring your dreams down to earth. 

We are all a bit antsy with Mars and Venus now joining Uranus in warrior sign Aries, Yeow!!! This highly combustible combo is going to intensify over the next week, so watch out for reactivity and impatience and sudden confrontations. Also, violence and accidents happen when Mars and Uranus and Pluto meet. Seriously foks, be careful. Still, this can also be fun. Venus = Love and Mars = desire. Common baby light my fire… :)

In the background of all this is what Robert Wilkinson of Aquarius Papers calls the ‘Grand Irrationality’… a ‘long wave evolutionary crisis’ for the entire human race.

The Grand Irrationality is set into motion every time a planet makes certain aspects to Neptune and Pluto. He says this creates  “points in time when our future destiny is precipitated by critical choices made in the present.”

“Because it involves Neptune and Pluto, the outermost spiritual planets, they show a long wave evolutionary crisis for the entire human race. Since 1993, at one point or another, everyone on Earth has experienced a nonstop energy of having to choose, at the bottom of our beings, the path to evolution or devolution, progress or regress, love or fear, joy or control. It’s why things have been so weird, irrational, and hard-edged.”

This Full Moon will amplify and bring to a peak all of the above and more. Take good care of yourself (inner and outer) and don't let the conundrum of opposites cause you to freeze up. We always have a choice. Choose to choose or choose not to choose, but we will choose just the same.

And if you do feel a little melancholy, go howl at the moon. Then... find a way to be of service.

 Use your discretion, keep your heart open, do some good and don’t forget to have fun!