The Dawn of the New Moon in Aquarius

The Moon this Week

The Sun just entered the sign of Aquarius on January 19 where it will stay until February 18.

Before the New Moon in Aquarius on January 27, the Moon will travel through Sagittarius and Capricorn. We can expect the next few days to be full of heated debates and self-righteous dialogues as the Moon applies to a conjunction with Saturn. At its best, Saturn in Sagittarius can be about having faith in our convictions which help fuel our ideas and bring some structure to what we believe in. At its worst, Saturn in Sagittarius becomes dogmatic and fanatical, imposing its point of view in a one way preaching of its truth, testing the solidity and validity of our faith. Since the ruler of the Moon in Sagittarius is Jupiter in the sign of the scales (Libra) the debates and conversations will most likely revolve around equality and inequality, justice and injustice, right vs. wrong, relational issues and the delicate balance of it all.

14681630_349623085381204_4707930193170140835_nThe Moon will also briefly square Mars at 29 degrees of Pisces as it prepares to ingress in the sign of its rulership of Aries. Note that both the last decan of Pisces and the first decan of Aries are ruled by Mars – emphasizing the martial qualities of this time period.

The Moon moves into the sign of Capricorn on Wednesday January 24 at 17:43 EST and will make some lovely aspects mainly a sextile to Neptune in Pisces and a conjunction to Mercury in Capricorn which could bring some conversations around the topics of healing, compassion and mercy. Thursday promises to be a day filled with challenges as the Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in the early morning hours and then square Uranus in Aries and Jupiter in Libra. Thursday evening the Moon sextile Venus in Pisces, applying a balm on the heat of the last few days.

With the Sun in Aquarius, the desire for freedom and independence is very strong. Freedom of thoughts, freedom of speech and the tendency to rebel against the existing structures while also wanting to reform and bring about new and better ways of doing things. Feeling left-out of the conversation and the impression of not belonging anywhere could permeate the next month while the Sun travels in Aquarius. Themes of exile and frontiers could set us apart which in turn could create a state of disillusionment and alienation.

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Take a Breather

The time preceding the New Moon is called the Dark Moon and it describes the Moon when it is invisible against the backdrop of the Sun. It is the last phase of the lunar cycle before it begins again.

Astrologically speaking, the last 3 days before the New Moon represent a time of rest, of letting go, of sorting out and making space for what is ready to begin in the upcoming month. The days leading to the New Moon are best spent nurturing and resting the body in preparation for the month ahead. One of the best way to spend the next few days, is to seek space and get out for a hike, stretch and relax. Stretch the mind, stretch the body and seek openness. The desire for change is strong but judgmental and self-righteous behaviours might be even stronger, creating division and arguments instead of unity. This can be depleting or draining instead of being productive. Use this Dark Moon period to regroup, tie-up loose ends and finish things. New ideas and new ways of doing will naturally start emerging in the process and you will be fresh and ready to tackle February which promises to be a big month.

The New Moon on January 27 at 19:07 EST is in the sign of Aquarius and its ruler Saturn in Sagittarius will be square to Venus in Pisces. This indicate tension between certain structures in our lives, our beliefs, our values and our ability (or inability) to find sweetness amidst the harshness and difficulties of these times. Feeling limited and opressed while seeking or craving beauty and exaltation. Our ability to find what brings us together (Venus) versus what divides us (Saturn) will set the tone for the month ahead. Since Aquarius is linked to innovation, perhaps now is the time to begin applying new and better ways of doing things.

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The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
-Alan Kay

Victims and Survivors

The Aries season is officially on. The return of the light for us here in the northern hemisphere means the return of life. Everything is slowly waking up, including us. The urge is to forge ahead, break new ground and create a new set of circumstances. You could feel like you are full of new ideas/momentum for the future and ready to go! You might also feel like things are not moving fast enough.

Venus is lingering in the sign of Pisces triggering the recent eclipse material and she will conjunct Chiron on Wednesday. There is a need to integrate older material (crap) that surfaced or perhaps completely let it go. Venus in Pisces support us in doing so with full awareness and compassion not only for ourselves but for others. It’s a great week to integrate past hurts without staying stuck in the quagmire.

This is definitely a time of evolution so don’t linger too long in your wounds but move with the awareness of why you are doing what you do and where you are going. Take the time to process your recent realisations or experiences. You can forge ahead towards new territories, but still very much be fueled by the past and by what came before. Remember WHY you are doing what you do and this will help you progress.

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The Jupiter/Saturn square is still on – slowing down progress and asking us for a full detailed report. Advancement is possible but it has to be slow and deliberate.

In a broader sense there is a clash between philosophical/political/religious/spiritual ideas and a general cacophony of voices on the public stages. The urge to take a strong stance to defend our beliefs is definitely one signature of this Jupiter/Saturn square.

Whatever transitional space you find yourself in, remember that perspective and flexibility are your best assets and stay cool.
xx

 

 

 

 

Pisces to Aries

Happy Spring Equinox!

We are just about done with the Pisces season as the Sun entered the sign of Aries early this morning. Mercury will follow late Monday evening and Venus lingers in the borderless waters of Pisces until the 6th of April.

Pisces to Aries is an interesting transition. Mars is the ruler of both the last decan of Pisces and the first decan of Aries revealing the impetuousness of life. This is the transition from the primal and life-giving waters of chaos to the birth canal of existence. The process of creation from the immaterial to the tangible when the soul finds a body.   Capture d’écran 2016-03-20 à 10.37.28

The sign of Pisces indicates the end of  Winter when we simultaneously feel drained from the sedentary winter-life but hopeful for the return of the light. We can feel disconnected from our bodies but also enlightened by the many hours of darkness spent connecting to our inner reality.

Aries signals the beginning of Spring, the renewal of life and the power contained in a seed. The Sun is happy here and everyone rejoices for the warmth and the light regenerates  body and spirit.

 

Image: Nun, the embodiment of the primordial waters, lifts the barque of the sun god Ra into the sky at the moment of creation.

Warming up by the fire

The Moon just entered the sign of Leo and will be there until December 29

With the Sun in ambitious and earthy Capricorn, we see our goals and we are willing to work to succeed.  The Moon in Leo can help fuel the creative fires with the supportive trines from Saturn and Uranus. This can add an overall inspiring and beneficial influence. The Moon will also square Venus in Scorpio showing that we might be ruled by unconscious desires at the moment.  If we can tame our spirits and connect to our deeper motivations we can discriminate between the genuine need to surpass ourselves and the more superficial ambitions that are driving us. Overall the next 2 days are very creative and exciting. We can fuel on the passionate and innovative fires and design new structures and new ways of doing things. We can also expect a few philosophical or religious debates around the fireplace since some of us are still in the midst of family reunions and holiday gatherings.

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Horitomo- State of Grace

The Moon in Leo person is usually warm-hearted and expressive with their emotions. They can go to great length to spoil the ones they love showering them with gifts and attention.  Leo is a Fixed Fire sign which gives these natives lasting powers and an overall courageous disposition. They are bold, generous and faithful in their passions. It can be difficult for the Moon in Leo people to put down the more brazen persona and show their vulnerable side. They can benefit in learning to discriminate between their social mask and the more private self.

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Ashley White aka AshThePainter

Spiritual Rebirth

Uranus the planet most often associated with sudden upheaval, rebellion, freedom, erratic behavior and sudden insights will station direct in a few hours. Expect the unexpected and be ready to move with the changes. It could range from a lightning-bolt revelation to a sudden desire to break free. Enjoy the eureka flashes and the expanded awareness that comes with it.

Moon in Aries: Don’t cramp my style

Aries is a Fire sign that like to get straight to the point. There is an impetuous desire to move forward. The Moon in Aries person needs a lot of space to move around. They can be rash or impulsive if too many demands are made on them or if they feel like their freedom is threatened. They are enthusiastic and passionate and usually fun people to be around (if you are on their good side!)

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The Moon will be in Aries for the next 2 days.  She will be opposing her ruler, Mars in Libra and conjunct Uranus by Saturday night. 

No matter how much independence we are looking for we still have to work together.  Collaborating could prove difficult because of some unforseen element. Or it could be that we are awaken to a deeper truth in regards to our partnerships. Any way you slice it, the weekend is full of momentum. Handle others with care and favor patience over reactivity.

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Cathy Tickle hangs securely from the bin to husband John. They appeared mid 60s in the continental circus on a Norton Manx.

 

 

Aries New Moon, April 18, 2015

Happy New Moon in Aries!

The problem with being polite and considerate of others opinion is that it can eventually lead you away from your goal. Do not confuse the dreams of others for your own. Even a well-intentioned advice from a friend could be totally wrong for you.

Sometimes you just have to ignore the opinions, the advice, the pros and cons, the incessant wavering and just GO FOR IT.

How can you create the life that you want if you constantly vacillate
between the would, should and could, of other people’s perspectives?

Your life is: your path, your dream, your creation and your vision.

Sometime you just have to let the world be, and do your own thing.

Sometime you just have to say fuck off, and get on with it.

Lots of love to you all
xx

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The Exaltation of the Sun

We are still in the season of Aries:

Fire + Will Power + Trail Blazing!

It is all available to you. Aries is considered the first sign of the Zodiac. It is associated with Spring, Growth, Individuality, the Ego, the planet Mars which means that Aries is more intuitive and instinctual than intellectual.
The Ram also symbolizes the courage and boldness to follow ones creative urges.

On April 8/9 we have Jupiter in Leo going direct. For more on Jupiter going direct read this great article from Ichrak at Atlas Astrology: http://atlasastrology.com/…/jupiter-stations-direct-april-…/

While Jupiter will be moving forward in the fire sign of Leo, the Sun will also be at 19 degrees of Aries, in the exact degree of its exaltation. There are 360 degrees in the Zodiac and each degree holds a unique meaning or message to add layer to our interpretation.
An exaltation means that the planet is comfortable and finds easy expression. The Sun (ruler of Leo) represents vitality, spirit and individuality and therefore when traveling through Aries will be most comfortable finding motivation, courage and determination.

So if you have been holding off to get started on a creative idea you might get the celestial kick needed. There are potent firery energies available.

Here is the Sabian Symbol interpretation of the 19º of Aries from Dane Rhudyar:

”THE “MAGIC CARPET” OF ORIENTAL IMAGERY”

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KEYNOTE: The use of creative imagination.

”A way of life refusing a hectic involvement in social competition and waste-producing overproduction allows for the development of unattached and transcendent understanding. The static floor (carpet) on which man’s feet (symbols of understanding) rest can become transformed into the means for great flights of imagination and super-physical perception. The period of rest from outwardly directed activity bound to collective normality presents the creative mind with the possibility of surveying in dreams the totality of the present-day social situation, thus “to see whole.”

Keeping the peace

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The Moon just entered the sign of Scorpio for the next 2 days.
Venus, Mars and Uranus are in Aries (the warrior) and we are approaching the last of the Uranus-Pluto squares.

For more on the square see here: http://www.forrestastrology.com/n…/470-march-2015-newsletter

This is no astrology for the faint of heart. I’m going to keep it real simple for you. You can take the high road and remain calm, cool and detach from the various scenarios that are showing up in your life. Like a Zen warrior : strong and gentle, focused and detach as you stay on the task at hand.

Or well, you can decide to go through the sewers but don’t excpect to stay clean.
Finding a productive outlet might be your best bet if you don’t want to get dragged down there.

Peace

Elodie xx

 

 

Libra Luna

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The Moon is in Libra applying to conjunct the North Node which represents a point of learning for us collectively. While there is so much going on in the opposite side of Aries at the moment with Venus-Mars-Uranus and the South Node pushing to be acknowledge and the impulse to be recognized as a unique individual, there is also the need to recognize how we can progress by teaming up with others.
Everyone has it’s own gifts but when we come together, ask for help, acknowledge others, considering new points of view we can actually progress faster. Finding the middle ground between your needs and what others need or want from you could come up this weekend.
We can think of Aries as the law of the jungle which is an expression that means ”every man for himself”. A necessary process for survival.
The opposite sign of Libra could be the image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono singing: ”Give peace a chance”.
In the first decan of Libra which is ruled by the Moon, we meet the courtesans, diplomats and artists of the zodiacs. Here Justice emerges, cutting through the subjective or selfish motives. It is the begining of social order and the building of societies through fair ethical judgments and laws.
So this weekend, with the Moon in Libra, we can play with images of US versus OTHERS.
♈When should I follow my own agenda in a (good for me) selfish way?
♎When is it ok to voice my discontent in a collaboration?
♎Where in my life am I giving up on myself to keep the peace?
♈Would I benefit by partnering up with someone or asking for help?
♎What does the word relationship means to me?