When the Moon is in Love with the Earth

bullThe Moon just entered the sign of Taurus and will graze here for most of the weekend.
This is a great opportunity to come back down to earth and into our bodies. With the recent eclipse in Pisces and many planets in mutable signs, a bit of Fixed Earth can help us find some grounding and stability amidst the waves of March.

Regroup, stabilize, simplify and root down. Experience life through your five senses slowly and deliberately.

The lost female figures of Christmas

I don’t want to make a long post about the Full Moon since enough digital ink has been spilled on the subject. Here is a quick debriefing and a beautiful drawing from Vanya Vukelić. I found her on Instagram and I feel like her art is representative of the Cancer symbolism.

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Vanya Vukelić

You can find her work☞ here

 

The Moon will be full on Friday, December 25, 2015 at 6:11 AM EST and it is in the feminine and watery sign of Cancer.
Cancer relates to the images of the Mother, the Goddess, our roots and ancestral memory our family and traditions. It is a nurturing and intimate Full Moon and perfect for those who will be reuniting with their loved ones for Christmas.

If you are interested in taking the symbolism of this Full Moon in Cancer a step further, I invite you to read this great article about the Lost Female Figures of Christmas.

Safe and grounding festivities to all!

“What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.” ― Rumi

The Moon is in Scorpio.
Pluto, the modern ruler of Scorpio is in a trine with Jupiter and Mars (traditional ruler of Scorpio) who are both in the Earth sign of Virgo at the moment. This is fantastic astrology, if you can direct the martial power at your disposal.

Use your fears and hidden complex to ground you, use them to propel you. There is tremendous power running just under the surface if you can notice what has control over you.  Acknowledging your anxiety loosens up the hold they have over you. By being aware of what controls us, we can have a better understanding of our hidden motivations and direct our power with mindful intention.

”You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” – Brian Tracy

Here is Bruce Lee showing you how it’s done. Bruce Lee was born with Mercury,Venus, Mars and the Moon in the Water sign of Scorpio.

*Note the intensity of purpose

SUN AT 0º OF VIRGO – TO SHINE AND TO SERVE

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Art by Chie Yoshii

The Sun just crossed from Leo to Virgo and is now conjunct the star Regulus (The heart of the Lion). This interesting part of the zodiac is often associated with The Sphinx. The meeting of the lion with the maiden. In more ancient systems these two are thought to have been one sign.

The Sphinx is a symbol of the co-joined male and female energies and the hermaphrodite stage of consciousness. When the ego power and personal desires meet humility, purity and healing power.

Relinquishing the loud voices of personal ambitions to bow down to the earth, the processes of nature and receive initiation into her secrets.

Building from the ground up : Mars in Taurus: 1 April – 11 May, 2015


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Spectacular bull wood carving by Omar and Arely Cruz

Mars in Taurus is heavy, rich and fertile like the water soaked soil of spring, warmed up from the Sun. I imagine the smell of a herd of buffallo trampling the ground and breaking the seeds that will sprout new life. The mixed aromas of animal and earth combined with the warm air; intoxicating and primal. The unique sensual quality of this placement  is a natural consequence of being embodied in the physical experience. Pleasure and beauty are directly felt through the fives senses; the simplicity of a shared meal, the smell of fresh bread, the aesthetics of a curve, the taste of wine.

Mars in Taurus is solid in it’s desire.  It has a fixity of purpose and the purpose grows from a deep rootedeness, strong and stubborn growth that produces the biggest trees. Like the mighty oak: solid, hard wood harvested for its strength and resistance.  You don’t get quick results from Mars in Taurus, there is a slow progress being accomplished and that progress is done by a steady and patient hand working the plow, digging the roots, bulding one experience at a time with the knowledge that summer will come, the promise of future harvest in the eye; calm, tenacious and peaceful.