WEEK OF MARCH 18: ARIES INGRESS/FULL MOON IN LIBRA

Spring Beauty by Viktor Mikhaylovich Vasnetsov 1885

Only 2 more days before the Sun enters the Cardinal Fire sign of Aries signalling the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

Upon entering Aries, the Sun will almost immediately start opposing the Moon in Libra. Late Wednesday night, the powerful rays of the Sun will illuminate the Moon creating a dramatic landscape to celebrate the first night of Spring. 
The Full Moon in Libra will be exact Wednesday night at 21:43 EDT and casts a bright light on the tension created by our inner and outer dualities. Partnerships will come to the forefront this week as freedom versus commitment battle for attention.

In Aries, the Sun shines willfully and illuminates a desire for independence and sovereignty. However, the Full Moon in Libra brings attention to the agreements and contracts that must be respected and the compromises that must be made in order to continue on a peaceful path and reach our aim. Dynamics within our relationships need to be weighed out in order to understand the exchange of powers and to make sure they are equal. The ”give and take” required and the compromises made by both parties will need to be revised. Inequalities that have become problematic or that are reaching a saturation points will need to be dealt with. The Full Moon in Libra highlights a need to recalibrate. This process can happen peacefully as long as both parties are willing to dialogue. Anything that feels unfair will most likely become very apparent this week and will need to be addressed.

Since the Sun conjunct Chiron at the moment of the Full Moon and the following day, it is likely to highlight where we feel most vulnerable and raw right now. Chiron is associated with woundedness and pain which in turn brings much knowledge and wisdom. Chiron is beginning its journey through Aries which will bring remedies and healing opportunities in regards to our ego, our identity, the masculine or yang qualities, our libido, our sense of power and potency in the world. Its important to be honest about our vulnerabilities during this process so that we find the proper medicine. A good opportunity to swallow the bitter herbs as “good medicine always tastes bitter.”

*Look at where Aries and Libra sits in your chart to zoom in on where these dynamics are more likely to play out in your life.

Wishing you a joyful and fruitful Aries season🔥

WEEK OF MARCH 11, 2019: REVELATION

“The Portuguese call it saudade: a longing for something so indefinite as to be indefinable.
Love affairs, miseries of life, the way things were, people already dead, those who left and the ocean that tossed them on the shores of a different land
all things born of the soul that can only be felt.”
Anthony De Sa
 

 

We are moving through changing tides and this week continues to bring revelations and dreams that fertilizes our future.

The Moon is moving towards her first quarter square and we can feel the building momentum of this highly mutable season. Moving through the end of the zodiac, we take stock of our lives, we dream, we fantasize and we hope as the winds of change are blowing.

Can you feel the stirring under your feet, under the Earth? Can you feel the butterflies awakening a sharp longing within you? Like you have been summoned by an invisible force to push beyond your comfort zone and reach for the sublime. Senses are magnified and the sap that runs through your veins is rushing to awaken you. Possessed by a new vision that will revitalize your spirit, can you hear the distant calling of possibilities?
Uranus is now officially in Taurus until 2025, signalling a totally new awareness being birthed.
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For the next few weeks, Mercury retrograde in Pisces is creating a sort of timeless space that allows us to sit with our new awareness and even maybe, perceive a glimpse of what is to come. Perhaps, this is an unusual way to look at things for some of you, but the month of March can be very fruitful if you are willing to sit with the new emotions that are arising as they are indicators of things to come.
Mercury retrograde in Pisces can also generate confusion or distort what is in front of you, creating fantasy that would not sustain a long exposure to daylight. Dreams are lingering throughout the day and things could feel unclear or even scattered if you are not use to taking detours. The time for stoic commitments and pragmatism will come soon enough. Take advantage of this next week to bask in the romantic glow of your longings, allow yourself to get lost along the way.
Find inspiration in your day-dreaming as this is where the fire is burning right now, but remember that in the end you will need to discriminate between what was mere fantasy and what was vision.

The biggest event this week happens Thursday night at 21:48 EST with Mercury entering the heart of the Sun. Sitting on the Solar throne, Mercury Cazimi offers revelations and clarity. The Cazimi lasts about 2.5 hours either side of the hour and represent the halfway point in Mercury’s retrograde cycle. Since Mercury squares Jupiter at the time of the Cazimi, the revelations and incoming messages might have something to do with fate and the bigger patterns in your life. This small window can offer solution, answers, revelations and incoming messages that can help you especially in matters of the House where Jupiter rules in your chart.

We are moving through deep and important times right now.
Some things have become too heavy to bear. Sacrifices are taking on a whole new meaning. The burdens we have chosen in the past might not be right for us anymore; freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.

Get lost and find your flow. Week of March 4, 2019


This week, we have Mercury stationing retrograde on Tuesday at  1:17pm EST. Mercury is retrograde for most of the month of March and even though there is no need to freak out about Mercury retrograde periods (since it happens 3 times a year), this one will be particularly ”foggy” as it is happening in Pisces (the sign of Mercury’s detriment) and Neptune will be quite active all month. Chances of missing important details increases and so are the chances of getting distracted. This month will be excellent for creative flow without too many rigid structures.

Wednesday, Uranus officially enters the sign of Taurus signalling a new era of technology, innovations, and breaking away from the status quo. Think back on how far you have come since 2011 to now (the time it took Uranus to travel through the sign of Aries) and how in may ways, you are starting a new chapter that is taking you further and further away from the person you were 8 years ago. Uranus ingress into an Earth sign can also bring some surprises this week; expect the unexpected.

Wednesday afternoon, a New Moon in Pisces will conjunct Neptune. This week is filled with impression and hunches as we get lured by half conscious visions of our hopes for the future. A New Moon signals the beginning of the Lunar Month. The seeds and intentions planted at this time will become visible around the Full Moon in Libra on the 21st of March. What is being fertilized/conceptualized at this time for you? Look at the House where Pisces sits in your birth chart for clues of where confusion and inspiration are likely to show their faces for you.

Thursday, the Sun conjunct Neptune; the fog machine is turn on high as we slip between fantasy, irrational fears, and wishful thinking. Neptune dissolves the shapes and boundaries of hard materialism. Is it all there is to reality? Or is something bigger at work here? Neptune gives a desire for transcendence; it makes us want to believe that there is more than meet the eyes. Neptune is the muse or the ghost. Neptune at its worst can turn the anxiety on high as we feel riddled with ungraspable fears, something just beyond our conscious awareness. Pisces season can also be a time of empathy, compassion, confusion or sadness as we can feel more vividly the pain of the world. A good season for generosity and compassion.

On a mundane level, ”fake news” will surely be a big thing this month so be careful about the information you ingest and be discerning! When possible, it’s a good time to tune out and practice meditation, mindfulness or simply go out in nature to bring you back to centre.

Have and excellent week and enjoy those Piscean Waters! 

FULL MOON IN VIRGO

 

Painting by Frida Kahlo

 

“The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.”
 Caroline Myss

The Moon is in Leo to begin the week and will be Full upon entering Virgo, Tuesday morning at 10:54am ET.

This is a a very auspicious Full Moon as it will conjunct Fixed Star Regulus at zero degrees of Virgo. This Full Moon illuminates issues around criticism versus self-acceptance and perhaps where in our lives we need to heal, feel whole finding a more holistic approach in our overall routine, patterns, physical, mental and spiritual habits.

This Full Moon illuminates, magnify, cleanse, purify our comprehension of what it means to heal; understanding that to be useful, to know our place, and to find purpose, one must first be of service to their body which is the temple and vehicle of the spirit.

Understanding also that to be useful, to know our place, and to find purpose, one must be of service to to this Earth which provides sustenance and gives us food which feeds our body.

Mercury joins Neptune to begin the week and this is the first of 3 conjunction (because of Mercury retrograde). Next ones will be on the 24th of March and the 3rd of April.

Pay attention to clues revealed this week around poison and toxicity. Weather this is something you are ingesting, a guilty pleasure, a mental habit, a place, or a draining person, this aspect combined with the Full Moon could reveal to you some of your posions…..what is poisoning you.

Chiron also just entered Aries to begin the week (at 4:09 ET) after being in Pisces since 2010. This is a major shift as Chiron is associated with pain, healing and where we feel vulnerable and raw.
Some self-undoing habits or patterns might become super obvious to you (if not already), and with Chiron (the great healer and teacher) changing signs, priorities will really start shifting.

Look to where Aries sit in your chart to understand where this will be taking place. Chiron entering the Cardinal sign of Aries will most affect people with important Cardinal planets (Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn)

Have a wholesome and healing Full Moon, enjoy the changing tides.

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18, 2019

SUN IN PISCES



Today at 18:04 ET, the Sun enters the Mutable Waters of Pisces signalling not only the ending of Winter in 31 days but also the end of the Zodiac.

Pisces is considered the last sign of the Zodiac with the beginning of the Zodiac marked at zero degree of Aries; the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.

Pisces season is a season of change, ending and mouvement although the stirring is happening from deep within. Piscean Waters are bottomless and these waters hides the dreaming soul of the World…and beyond. Pisces is not so much concerned with the material world. Its real wisdom resides in the imaginal, creative and spiritual realms where Spirit surrender itself to the endless visions and doorways that arise from within.

This Pisces season should be particularly poignant/inspirational/subliminal/poetic/transcendant with Jupiter in Sagittarius ruling over the Sun and Mercury retrograding in Pisces for most of March.

A great time for artist and creativity, dream journaling and explorations, an excellent time to reconnect with a contemplative/meditative practice and exploring various healing modalities, energy work, past life regression.

Not a great time for pragmatic, rational and efficient mode of operations.

During this next month, escapist tendencies, victim mindsets, or crucifying yourself for a lost cause, could feel harder to manage.

If you struggle with addictions of any kinds (love, sex, food, drugs, internet, alcool) it might become super obvious or harder to manage during Pisces season. It might actually be a good period of time to get to the roots of your addictions, your victim/saviour patterns and explore your unconscious motivations without judgment. You can look to where Pisces sits in your chart to understand where these dynamics might play out in your life.

Overall, I like to think that Pisces season is a good season for compassion, cleansing, healing, empathy, giving (without depleting yourself), doing some charity work and letting go a little bit of the tight grip of materialism, of ego, of competition, while getting to the core of what is truly important in this short amount of time we are given. Make a difference by learning to love yourself and others, find the silver lining in the difficult spiritual lessons life has brought you. Be willing to transcend, heal, change, be flexible and surrender, learn detachment during this powerful time.

 

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11, 2019

FIRST HALF OF THE WEEK FROM MONDAY TO THURSDAY:

The big aspect permeating the first part of the week is the Mars-Uranus conjunction happening on Wednesday in the sign of Aries.

Mars: Libido, courage, assertion, will-power, anger.
Uranus: Breakthroughs, breakdowns, revolutions, liberations, rebellions, innovations.

When 2 planets are together their meaning tend to fuse for the duration of the conjunction.

Uranus is currently on the last degree of Aries and won’t be back in Aries for 84 years. Uranus enters Taurus on March 6th signalling the beginning of a new cycle. This week could bring some great insights into the last decade and how far you have come. Think back of the unexpected changes that took place in your life since 2010 and how it has informed the last 10 years.

The Mars-Uranus conjunction is not great for trying to stabilize dysfunctional structures, systems, relationships but its excellent to revolutionize them. Mars and Uranus together brings intensity and the desire for freedom.

Innovative ideas and flashes of insights are floating around but they might not come from where you expect them. Imagine a highly volatile current running through the first part of the week. Where you decide to ”plug-in” could determine some of your experience. Technology and innovations are highlighted.

Since we are talking about a highly volatile aspect, its important to keep in mind that this could also show up as unexpected breakdowns and turn of events. Be mindful when driving and stay away from dramatic people as things could escalate quicker than usual. There might also be some weird funky stuff happening around technology, and written or spoken communication.

If you have felt restricted or limited in some ways, the next couple of days could bring a culmination, breakthrough and liberation in these regards.

This is a ”bridge” week so just keep moving forward, keep an open mind and roll with it. There is no turning back!

This week begins with the first quarter Moon in Taurus and it’s a good time to power through some of the ideas and projects that were initiated at the beginning of the month. Monday morning, Venus in Capricorn lends a supportive trine to the Moon and the next two days can be spent plowing away at mundane tasks. The emphasis of planet in Earth signs to begin the week helps us plan and organise our week and brings attention to the physical side of our lives. The Moon enters Gemini on Wednesday morning and you might want to lay off the coffee and do some work with your hands to remediate tension.

Mercury just entered the sign of Pisces on Sunday, and will remain here for the next 2 months. Mercury will retrograde in Pisces March 5 to March 28 but you might already start noticing some of the effect of Mercury being in Pisces.

Pisces tends to diffuse and confuse the Mercury functions (thinking, communication). It might be harder to communicate clearly and efficiently during this time but the next 2 months highlights a period of unruly creative and intuitive flow.

 

WEEK OF JANUARY 14, 2019

UNDER THE INFLUENCE

This week, we are basking in the after glow of the Jupiter/Neptune square which was exact Sunday.

The planet Neptune is associated with the desire for transcendence. Jupiter is faith and optimism but also over-inflation.

Think: Cotton-candy clouds, siren calls, romanticism, glamour, rose-coloured glasses, the deep faith that everything will work out, trust at the cost of a more pragmatic approach, over-inflation of dreams and wishes, magic, spirituality, visions and dreams, being aware of synchronicities and omens…

At its worst this aspect can correlate with a strong divine discontent, reality not meeting the expectations we have for ourselves and our specialness or just not seeing reality for what it really is. There can be a tendency for denial, bad choices and ignoring painful truths…

Neptune is often associated with drugs, alcool and substance abuse or getting involved in relationship scenarios where you idealize the person as oppose to seeing who they truly are.

Jupiter square Neptune this year, will be super good for artists, magician and witches as it can be a time of heightened inspirations and cosmic downloads…🔮

Neptune is like an exit door into a fantastical world that has no bottom and Jupiter will come to amplify that.

Something to keep in mind this year as there will be 3 Jupiter-Neptune squares aspect that will colour 2019.

Are you under the influence?

Hylas and the Nymphs by John William Waterhouse.

 


WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?

Depending on your natal chart, you might be picking up on the other big vibe of the moment which is ALL of the heavy-handed action happening in Capricorn. (Saturn, Mercury, Pluto, Sun and South Node in Capricorn)

The sign of Capricorn with its ruler Saturn at home means that we might be hyper conscious of:

Time, time passing, getting older, limitations, responsibilities and obligations, the process of aging (think of that FB trend over the weekend).

There can also be a sort of ”status anxiety” and fears around money, authority, superiority/inferiority complex.

Our society puts a strong emphasis on material success. However, we are now in the midst of sweeping changes in regards to materialism and what it means to ‘’make it in the world’’ and be ‘’secure’’.

People are coming to the realization that consumerism and the capitalist model is destroying life in Earth. That perhaps, a big house, a secure job and 2 cars in the driveway is more of a burden than anything else. It is also creating a lot of anxiety as we adjust to this new awareness.

The deep stirrings of Pluto transiting through Capricorn is removing the false ideas we have about success.

Dissatisfaction will continue to grow louder as we approach the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of January 2020.

While this unsustainable system continues to crumble, it is important to remain aware, that the best inversement you can make is towards your health and strength.

Be pragmatic about what is possible for you this year and start working towards your goals whatever they might be.

Throw your fears of inadequacy into the garbage and stop comparing yourself or competing with others. Root down from within.

 


FULL MOON IN LEO

On Sunday, the Sun enters the sign of Aquarius and less than 24 hours later we have a FULL MOON at 0º LEO/LUNAR ECLIPSE which is the last one on the Leo/Aquarius axis.

For people with important planets in either Aquarius or Leo, the last 2 years might of brought some important changes and now this is sort of like a culmination of that process coming to a close.

2019 in so many ways is the beginning of a totally NEW ERA and this will become apparent as we progress through the year.

THERE IS NO TURNING BACK so keep moving forward, keep hustling and stay true to yourself!

WEEK OF JANUARY 7, 2019



Happy Monday everyone,

This week, we stand in the reverberations of the New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Capricorn that happened Saturday night which is initiating new trajectories for us.

The area of your chart where Capricorn rules will be undergoing major renovations in the next 2 years. If you have any planets around 15 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer and more extensively Aries or Libra, you can expect to be significantly influenced by the deconstructive qualities of what is happening in Capricorn.

Time, aging, maturity and wisdom through hardship, solitude, melancholia, depression, the limits of our world and generational burdens were all highlighted by the first New Moon/Eclipse of 2019.

Uranus also turned direct in Aries Sunday night which means all the planets are currently direct and Venus just entered the sign of Sagittarius after being in Scorpio for like EVER.

Most of the planets are either in Earth (pragmatism) or Fire (ambition) signs which also means we are itching to get going, make things happened, get on with business and to start slaying our goals for the year ahead.

Mercury in Capricorn square Mars in Aries

The other big aspects permeating the week will be Mercury squaring Mars (exact Tuesday) and the Sun/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn (exact Friday) which augurs some sort of ”heavier than usual” power dynamics influencing the week.

Mercury in Capricorn🔨 squaring Mars in Aries🔥which is exact Tuesday morning can be productive but it can also be a sign of irritability and impatience. If you get into an argument, be prepared for it to escalate quicker than usual as this can indicate a tendency to say think without thinking before hand. It can also indicate a tendency for rushed decision-making or impulsivity.

Perhaps one of the best way to remediate this influence at the beginning of the week could be to have a brainstorming session, think twice before saying or doing something you might regret and or release the tension through physical exercise.

Emergence: Sun/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn

The Sun/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn happening Friday morning happens once a year. Pluto being associated with the underworld and what is hidden gets the full light of the Sun shinning down on him. Pluto is associated with the powers of creation and destruction. He is the guardian of the unconscious. It can be very difficult to bring dark things up into the light and this is why Pluto is often associated with painful transformative experiences.

Revelations of dark secrets, becoming aware of something that had remained hidden, ancestral stories and family dynamics, power dynamic or manipulative tactics become more obvious. Obsession, intensity, control, generational trauma are brought to the surface.

It’s a good time to connect to the source of your ambitions or the source of the stories you tell yourself about your limits, your burdens, your fears to understand where they originate from, and make them more conscious so that you are not controlled by them.

 

🛑 Special Attention: All day Friday, the Moon will be in Pisces and void of course. If you have important decisions or appointments to make, better book them before Friday or after Friday. As a rule of thumb the void of course Moon means that ”nothing comes out of the matter”. Decision made during this time have a harder time sticking.

Have a wonderful and fulfilling week everyone!

Susanna Garcia Ruiz

 

WEEK OF DECEMBER 10th, 2018

The week begins with the Moon in Capricorn conjoining with the South Node of the Moon and squaring Uranus: If you got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, rest assured that it gets better by Monday night. 

The Moon in Capricorn conjoining with the South Node could translate as a feeling of being dragged down into a heavy swamp before breaking free from a burden imposed on us or simply finding release after being trapped in our own mental prisons. It could also be that today, we are reminded of what structures in our lives do not support us anymore.

The Moon enters Aquarius in approximately 8 hours and this should lighten us up and bring the breath of fresh air we so desperately crave. New ideas and new plans will be easier to generate on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The emphasis on Water signs at the moment (Chiron, Mars and Neptune in Pisces and Venus and Mercury in Scorpio aspecting the North Node in Cancer) brings attention to the healing of ancient emotional wounds:

The cuts are deep and painful and the anxiety is faceless. However there is a strong momentum to find the proper medicine to heal ourselves right now and we are determine to shed our old skin. 

We can see new territories arising on the horizon and hope is in our heart. However we must first unload the heavy baggage if we are to move faster towards the promised land with renewed faith. We’ve come too far to back down.

This is the process we find ourselves in right now: Sorting through emotional baggage, wounds and fears that keeps us small. They have become so visible that it will be easier to accept them and bring changes to our behaviour. We are growing out of our old skin.

Mercury re-enters Sagittarius on Wednesday highlighting THE BIG PICTURE. 

By Thursday morning, the emphasis shifts to Mutable signs and it is best to keep a flexible approach: You move with the changes, you work on your big ideas, your dreams, your healing and you accept what can’t be changed but you keep moving. Optimism is the best medicine right now.

With the Moon in Pisces on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you could feel compelled to open your heart to the hardships of humanity as you become more sensitive to it. A good time for charity, for volunteering and to get into ”the true spirit of Christmas”.

Next Sunday, the Moon will be in the energizing Fire sign of Aries, igniting passion and bringing renewed vigour to our lives. Best spend the day finding mouvement to release any excess energy.

This week is the first Quarter Moon. The fresh ideas and the momentum that are born out of the New Moon in Sagittarius last Thursday are now being challenged. 

This is a time in the monthly lunar cycle when we can clearly see how realistic (or not) our plans are and a call to action. There is a need to adjust our stance to match exterior circumstances which can be challenging. A good dose of pragmatism combined with a smile should get you through!