Scorpio Solar Eclipse, October 23rd, 2014

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Hello all! As most of you know, tomorrow (October 23, 2014) there is a Solar Eclipse happening! It is exactly on 0 degrees of Scorpio, meaning it also marks the end of Libra season and the beginning of Scorpio season! Time to celebrate! But first…we should probably discuss tomorrow’s big event…just to clear the way for the festivities ahead.

This is the chart for the Scorpio Solar Eclipse- as you can see the Sun, Moon, and Venus are all strictly conjunct at 0 degrees. This is HUGE. Venus is in the mix- meaning that Venus is a major player in this eclipse. Firstly, let’s discuss the ever-so-forgotten saros cycle; this eclipse is in saros cycle 17, and as Bernadette Brady says, New North. This series started July 28th, 1870- and thus carries with it the energies of the first eclipse chart. Here is what Brady has to say about this eclipse (taken from her book Predictive Astrology: The Eagle and the Lark):

“This Series brings an impulsive energy to events. Socializing becomes hectic and issues emerge that motivate the individual. This motivation may be concerned with financial projects or relationship issues. Whatever the motivation, it is impulsive, passionate, and exciting. Have fun, enjoy it.”

This specific Scorpio solar eclipse also directly precedes Mercury turning direct. Take that as you will…but be careful with your words around all that impulsiveness, try to wait till Mercury is direct before voicing something risky.

Now what does this have to do with you…well, here it is- it’s shadow work time. This eclipse is bringing out the muck that the Mercury retrograde stirred up inside you, brought to the surface, and is forcing you to not just look at it but to deal with it. That which has been pushed into the unconscious will manifest with a solar eclipse, and so think about the lunar eclipse energy you felt on October 8th when Aries was reigning the lunar realm. What emotions were felt? What thoughts went through your head? What issues were you dealing with? What did you choose to ignore? All these things are coming back up, ready for their spot in reality, and the sun will push them out of the realm of possibilities and into YOUR realm. This can be awesome or awful, but either way, acceptance is key. As I have said many times, and will say many times again, Scorpio is all about LETTING GO. This eclipse will show you what you need to let go, and what to replace it with. It’s about new beginnings, and will create new beginnings for the next 6 months. It’s also about endings, however, so deal with them gracefully and count your blessings instead of feeling distraught at losses. Trust in the way of the universe, the divine order of things, and set intentions you can manifest to make your life more meaningful to yourself, and therefor more fulfilling. Relating to others is a huge theme, so take a look at how you relate to those around you, and see if there is anything lacking or something you can do to improve communication and connection. This is a great time to share your feelings with other people, those that you love, and to spend time with them. Spending time in nature or surrounding yourself with what makes you feel beautiful, and what you find awe-inspiring, will lift your spirits ten fold during this eclipse. Treat yourself and those you love to the royal treatment and let the worries slip away. Everything is already all right.

Upcoming April 2014 eclipses

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The eclipses this April are quite powerful as some of you know already! The first is in a couple days, the 15th in the very early hours, and is a total lunar eclipse. Lunar eclipses often highlight inner emotional situations. We will most likely get a rush of emotion propelling us toward the physical manifestation of the solar eclipse on April 29th. Whatever the lunar eclipse makes you feel or brings up to the surface and forces you to reconsider is what will need to given attention to. So pay special attention to the inner workings of your mind and heart during this time. If there is something you feel needs to change and you resist the change, then the solar eclipse on the 29th isn’t going to be pleasant. It will be a Uranian disruption, a random event spinning you into action, whether it’s positive or negative is your decision. If you choose to take responsibility for yourself and deal with what you know you need to deal with then you will reap the benefits come the solar eclipse. If not, fate will interject and force the change.

The lunar eclipse is in 25 degrees Libra. This means that the sun will be in exact opposition at 25 degrees Aries. This already tells us that we are dealing with identity regarding our self and identity regarding others. The house that the eclipse occurs in your natal chart will expand this even further, the opposition will show the axis of which you will be dealing with. So align your chart up with the transit chart for the 15th (around 3:45a.m. but depending on where you are located so play around with it) and see where the moon and the sun fall. Any planets hit in conjunction, opposition, or square are highly important. That means there could be multiple houses included in the interpretation as well. Remember, Libra is a cardinal sign, so any cardinal sign will also be affected or even cardinal areas in your chart just not to an extreme degree. This is especially so if it’s around 25 degrees.

Now look at your chart for April 29th when the sun and the moon align in a conjunction at 9 degrees Taurus. What house do they fall in? The opposing house is equally as important. This will show you the axis that the solar eclipse hits and where the ‘disruption’ will occur (or benefits to be reaped). Find any planets making an opposition, conjunction, or square and deem them extremely important. These will be the areas the solar eclipse will physically manifest. Remember, the solar eclipse is external. The lunar is internal. Keep this in mind when making your interpretations. The solar eclipse is in a fixed sign, so any fixed signs will be especially affected. Mostly those around 9 degrees of a fixed sign.

I am personally thankful the lunar eclipse gives us an internal ‘hint’ at what we can expect to manifest physically come the end of the month so we can prepare. Just make sure to take things slow, expand your awareness, and remember that like is meant to be enjoyed not fret over. So don’t be stressed out, just take responsibility for yourself and stay on track. Follow your heart and your own intuition.

Feel free the message me about the eclipses and where they are hitting your natal chart. Sending love and light your way.

April 2014 Astrological Weather

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The cosmic weather for this month is pretty intense. I am only going into two of the patterns but it includes a whopping 7 planets!

This April Mars and Uranus will be opposite each other and Jupiter and Pluto will be opposite each other and each of these planets will all be square each other- creating a CARDINAL grand cross- therefor in the signs of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer, and Libra. It will not only be an extremely volatile time for the cardinal signs, but for the world as a whole. These are all big players! Jupiter is expansion, Pluto is what is being washed away to provide for something new, Mars is action taking BUT it is retrograde so it instead is more negotiating with yourself with what actions must go and what must stay (there will be a lot of Mars energy pent up inside wanting to get out but avoid acting compulsively!), and finally Uranus is change and possibly even awakening, it is exposed truth.

In regard to the world as a whole, the Jupiter/Pluto opposition is far reaching destruction. A washing away of the old way of thinking on a large scale. This can be indicated by unexpected events (Uranus) and violent events (Mars) forcing people to leave behind what they no longer NEED. I say need because ‘desire’ or ‘want’ is most likely going to be completely transformed, as these are ruled by Mars and Mars is in opposition to Uranus, feeding the revolutionary energy and newness Uranus represents.

To ease this rough grand-cross there is shortly after a grand-trine between the moon, Mercury, and Saturn. This Saturn placement is in Scorpio retrograde, making reality feel heavy, intense, and highly personal. Luckily, the water grand-trine will allow this internalized feeling of restriction to flow easily through the emotions and communication. To ease restriction, we must let out our fears and what we perceive to be holding us back. We can easily connect this with our emotional nature and communicate it to others so we don’t feel so alone. This trine is in water, so it will naturally fit in well with Jupiter in Cancer which is a benefic, as well as focus primarily on emotion and feeling.  I predict there will be a lot of open communication between people during this time about heavy subjects in order to release the old fear patterns and be cleared up of any weight on our chests so we can get past this transition and start new. This is, after all, Aries season and we are all aimed towards creating and enjoying. Use this trine to help with any difficulty the grand-cross is creating in your life- allow the water (emotion) to flow through you and be open and expressive of what you’re feeling.

For you personally, look at a transit chart up against your natal chart and find what houses or planets these four are moving in or across. Pluto will show you where you will have an inner transformation and where your own old ways will be wiped away with force or with cooperation- it is your decision. Uranus will show you where you will either face unexpected changes or gain bursts of new insight. Mars will show you where you need to compromise and where you wish to take action but must wait for now. Jupiter will show you where your life will be expanded or where you need to put more ethical reasoning behind.

Good luck with the cosmic weather this month, and make sure to keep an open mind and allow the grand-trine to help you out a little bit. The theme is transformation, new insights, global change, inner change, emotional clarity, new beginnings, staying steady, and not letting the turmoil override your inner sense of peace. Meditate often if that’s something you do from time to time, or least spend time in nature. WRITE. I cannot stress this enough. Keep an April diary! Write all the things that come into your head. And keep those chins up!

Mercury Retrograde, February 6-28th

Though I knew the Mercury retrograde was coming up, I just now realized that I am going to be traveling through the thick of it! I leave the 11th for Arizona and Colorado and return the 22nd! I shall name this trip one for immense self discovery. It’s going to be a wild ride but I’m pleased to be out there in the midst of the energies, exploring other areas, people, etc. In fact, my solar return has Mercury retrograde in it, so I have a feeling that this period is going to be more fruitful and inspiring than a normal retrograde for me. You can look up your own solar return at astrotheme.com.

Those who have 12th house planets, planets in Pisces, or a Gemini sun or Virgo sun will be most intensely affected by this period, though everyone will be affected in some way.

Now for the fun part! What exactly do we have in store for the coming month with Mercury turning retrograde?

This Mercury retrograde, starting officially February 6th (though you’ll feel waves of it now), is in Pisces. I am personally excited by this because Pisces is the emotion traveler, the diver into the depths, the dreamy siren. Anywhere you go, there will be psychic undercurrents. For those not familiar with these, it can be a confusing time. You may feel like you’re losing your sanity, or perhaps just discovering a whole new layer of existence. GOOD. This is the point. You cannot just idly sit by curled up in your covers waiting for Mercury to turn direct again, you will be thrust into the collective unconscious, and even your covers will turn into bustling waves filling your lungs and forcing you to sit up and cough out all the old to make way for the new. This is the time where the invisible world is very close to our physical world, almost overlapping, which is why communication can get muddled or things we thought were set in stone can dissolve in front of our eyes. The key is to go with the flow. Sometimes it will be rough storms, but other times it will be a steady flowing river. Flow with any of this weather and OBSERVE. This is not the best time to make decisions, but it is a good time to gather information and mull it all over. When flowing down the river, trying to grab onto rocks to steady yourself will just end up spinning you into chaos and leaving you spotted with bruises. You’ll be licking your wounds and miss the wonders that the waters have placed on your path so lovingly. Neptune rules this retrograde, emotions are high. Neptune is sensitive, you will be highly sensitive, but there’s a shield you can pull out any time to keep away from the downfalls. That shield is compassion. Keep yourself equipped inside an aura of compassion for everyone, every circumstance, and yourself. Things aren’t going to go as planned, you have been warned, take that warning and protect yourself from unneeded frustration. Taking advantage of the situation during the Mercury retrograde will bless you with fantastic new insights that will bloom when the retrograde ends on February 28th. By helping others keep their heads up, explaining intentions loud and clear, and utilizing a creative outlet for all that heightened sensitivity, you will be just fine!

Super Moon in Aquarius tonight! 1.30.14

Tonight marks the New moon in Aquarius, which is also a Super moon. It is the second Super moon of the month, which won’t happen again until 2018! We had our first Super moon in Capricorn, that slapped us back into reality and the recognition of what we need to do whether we like it or not. With Aquarius blessing tonight’s Super moon, a lighter approach is taken, and the weight is lifted off of our shoulders through the gift of new ideas. Having confidence in ourselves will reap beautiful new approaches to those very things we realized in the Capricorn moon that we couldn’t escape- though we must face reality, we can do it in a more constructive and positive way, a way that is more creative rather than oppressive.

This Aquarius Super moon will affect the community as a whole. There will be advances in communication, reforms that increase the quality of life, and bright new opportunities for bringing others together. You can do your part by embracing the coming energy, shedding personal blockages, spreading compassion to those you come in contact with, and believing in yourself.

If you feel the need to get something down on paper- write! Now is the time to start projects or join community groups that can benefit everyone involved. Compassion is the goal of Aquarius, bringing everyone together in harmony and rising above the mundane difficulties into our divine selves, and recognizing the divine spirit in others. Helping others realize their potential is the work of Aquarius. Uranus is sparking his lightning bolts into the minds of each us, hoping to flare up much needed passion to ACT!

Tomorrow, Venus will be riled out of its retrograde period that it’s been hiding out in for the last month and a half. Things may have been lying dormant in your love life, or you have waited to act on something you couldn’t decide on. No doubt past loves or past circumstances have popped up during this time to remind you of what was left behind. To remind you that you can leave things behind, and you can start new. When Venus goes direct late tomorrow, a shift will begin in our pleasure’s sphere. We will feel ourselves in need of taking action, deciding on things we’ve left unfinished, and changing up the old ways we used to deal with love. New insights and revelations are expected. Go with the flow, feel yourself letting go, and embrace it.

Tonight is a great night to put your crystals out on your windowsill, yard, or nestled in your garden so that they can soak up the Super moon’s energy. It will refresh them, creating a stronger energy field around them. They will thank you:)

Tonight is also a great time to take a few minutes to meditate, write, and/or think about what you’re thankful for and what you would like to change. Setting the intention and going after the change you perceive will make you happy is going to make it happen. There is no fail! Enjoy, my darling souls, and as always, peace be with you.

Mercury entering into Aquarius;

Today, January 11th, 2014, Mercury made its first transition of the year! It went from structured, conservative Capricorn, to eccentric and inventive Aquarius! Mercury loves to be in air signs, and so you might be feeling a slight weight lifted off your shoulders when it comes to constantly critiquing yourself and where you’re going in life. Aquarius IS interested in the future, however; it’s a lighter, more optimistic outlook. Take advantage of this time to intellectualize emotions, ask yourself questions, and write things down. You will probably notice more and more synchronicity as Mercury travels through Aquarius. This is the sign of quick changes, rapid growth, and sparks of genius. It is the connection between us and everyone around us. Capricorn was a little too stifled to bring about too much synchronicity (though Venus retrograde helped). But it was a good sign to get our New Year’s resolutions decided upon and up and running. It’s important to not let the Aquarius Mercury ignore the new guidelines you set for yourself when Capricorn was all lined up. You will probably have a million more ideas in your head of how to better yourself and the world around you but stick with those original ideas and follow them through. But still keep the Aquarius ideas in a notebook and feel free, of course, to make some more goals for yourself. The Mercury retrograde is coming in February so get all your planning, intellectualizing, and projects into motion now!

Some fun things to do while Mercury is in Aquarius:

  • Learn about something you didn’t quite understand or have time for before. Now’s a great time for understanding previously complicated subjects.
  • Read anything non-fiction. It will stick with you and most likely inspire you.
  • Connect with others- share your opinions and ideas. It’s a great time to bounce ideas off of others and others will have great input as well.
  • Volunteer, especially something to do with teaching. Expanding your energy to help others will evoke new found meaning.
  • Write! Even if you aren’t a great writer or don’t enjoy it too much, this is a good time to let the words flow and possibly spark some genius.
  • Share your writing, share books you love with others, share, share share! Aquarius is all about community. You and those you share with will be especially pleased at this time and it can add to new insights.

Also be sure to check your natal chart with today’s chart and check any interesting transits you may have. Any of you with Gemini, Aquarius, or Libra in your chart will be heavily affected. As well as those that have planets in their 11th house, 3rd, or 5th house (Mercury is currently in the 5th house).