This Week in Astrology – Full Moon in Pisces (Mercury Retrograde)

Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead.  The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

The archetypes of the planets manifest in all cultures and religions. Today, I will address one conspicuous manifestation I have observed in the realms of astrology and mythology. The planet within the Ifa/Youroba pantheon Mercury manifests through Èṣù or Exu, Echu, (Elegua, Eleggua, Elegbara, Elegba, Legba, Papa Legba and Eleda).  Eshu/Papa Legba is a trickster God, on one side you have a child and on the other you have an old man.  The message I received on the Solar Eclipse and Mercury Retrograde was an opportunity or a portal to heal that wounded child.  That child is your imagination or your i-magi-nation.  So in the aspects of love and money, some illusions have been placed before you to trigger that inner child.  It would be best to recognize it and heal it by offerings, music, comforting words and thoughts.  For so long we have oppressed our wounded child and covered it up with various activities to quiet it.  Now is a time to examine and heal our wounded child through this retrograde period.  So don’t get so caught up on the conditions of your reality that you can’t get past the conditions.  Mercury moves fast, it retrogrades, but it is never too far from the Sun.

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As  Mercury retrogrades back into Leo (August 31) we enter a period of renewed focus and deep introspection that can lead to a master plan of action.  We are actively using our mind to cleanse old traumas and really working to healing that inner child, which gives us access to our higher powers.

Mercury moves backwards into a conjunction with Mars in Leo (September 3rd) forming a trine with Uranus in Aries.  This aspect is the base to a Fire Sign Grand Trine topped off by Saturn in Sagittarius.  The aspect between Mars/Mercury and Uranus is activated by individuality and divine action.  Don’t sleep on your ability to be an individual and creative, as opposed to the controlled minds of mass media.  This being the base to the Grand Trine, it is all supported by our highest path Saturn in Sagittarius.  Things like desire, motivation, lust. action, and divinity is all working towards your highest good.  The issue with Fire Signs and fire energy, if not properly kindled and worked with, it will be destructive.  So prepare to see blind frustration and pointing of fingers for the ones who have no creative outlets.  This particular aspect is extremely potent because it allows us to heal and direct the inner child, or just continue to let our wounded child run rampant.  Let us continue to trust ourselves because acting without properly thinking will be expected during this time.   All of this Mercurial, trickster type of energy is segued into the Full Moon in Pisces.

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The Full Moon is when the Sun sits directly opposite the Moon, fully illuminating the Moon in Pisces.  The Sun is in Virgo, shining the light of our perfect vision across a murky sea of Pisces with the Moon conjunct Neptune.  What we see may shock us, yet we also must be aware of illusions and fantasies.  If you feel as if there is something you can’t handle the best thing you can do for yourself is to prepare.  The Sun in Virgo is looking into a world that is changing, that is a concept that is hard to grasp.  Don’t trust murky water, seek the clear and transparent waters.  That is a metaphor for the people we come into contact with.  It’s not pessimism its a realization that truth and love is not found in a murky sea, the water must be clear and blue.

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As one cycle ends another one begins.  Mercury turns back direct and Mars progresses into Virgo.   Mars turns from a warrior to a craftsman.  And the tricks Mercury played in retrograde slowly start to reveal themselves.  At this point you should have some idea of the problems you need to work on and are able to work on them. Mercury is going direct at the same degree as the solar eclipse, making the whole course of this Mercury retrograde important. Keeping in mind the trine to Uranus, you can really open up your mind to new possibilities, conjunct with Mars is really putting that extra umph/action behind your thoughts. So use the energy. The negativity is the motivation for positive changes, remember that.

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Keeping it Conscious (Episode 1 – Ritual)

Keeping it Conscious is an informative web series, a conscious news program highlighting the individual.  We take a look at topics, ideas, news stories and put them through the scope of spirituality, occult thought, and personal power.   In this episode, we will discuss the personal ritual and how to use it to our personal advantage.

We are going to look at the concept of ritual, outside the religious and social context.  We are looking at the concept of ritual on a personal level. Instead of being a character in someone else’s story, create your own.  By using your own thoughts and actions at a cause level.  Developing your own mind’s eye/inner vision is all that matters.  Who could reach you, better than you?  Any ritual you perform should be a personal expression of your personal desires.

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One of the purposes of the ritual is to interact with your subconscious mind.  The reason for this is because we know that this is where the real magic in our life occurs.  If we can impact the subconscious then we can impact our lives.  Honestly, we do it whether we know it or not.  Part of the ritual is the habits we keep.  Ritual and Habit are synonyms and both have religious etymologies.  So to say,  instead of doing the unconscious ritual called the habit, let us focus on the deliberate ritual.  The subconscious mind is receptive to symbols and the art of symbology.  Contemplate every symbol in the ritual, think about what it means, and what you are doing with it.  Every cause has an effect, so the symbols represent a cause and effect, first in your mind, and then what you would like to manifest.  Now we discuss the types of rituals.

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Your rituals, like any movie, play, or books have a beginning, middle. and an end.  An opening and a closing.   In between the opening and the closing is the rite or the ritual.  You generally want to deal with the four elemental forces earth, water, air, and fire.  You want to satisfy all five of your senses with sensory imagery that is purposeful to the results of the ritual.  This can be how long or how short you’d like, you can dance, meditate, chant, talk, have sex even.  Then you close the ceremony and go about your life.  Do this as often as you’d like.  Next, we will talk some of the types of rituals we can partake in.

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Dedication rites where we empower, charge, bless or activate special items and talismans.  When we were certain charms and jewelry, we may want to charge them with a special intention like: get the job, fall in love with me, win at the casino, etc.  Dedication rites can power up our items as we see fit.

Most people think someone else has to initiate them into a group, mystery school, or secret society.  I tell you this there is no greater secret than the mystery of your being and the only one that can initiate you into that mystery school is you.   Initiation means to start. Why not start the path to self-discovery?  You can use an initiation ritual to figure out your true potential in this existence on this planet.  It’s important to use symbology because the symbols act as a bridge, from your conscious mind to your subconscious mind.  So setting up and planning the ritual based upon the things that vibrate with you on an emotional high.  If you not feeling the ritual, you won’t feel the results.  Once again, our focus is to impact the subconscious mind because that is where change happens.  We use our logical mind as we plan and prepare for the ritual.  While we are in the ritual we let the emotions flow from us and power the ritual through.  The trust of using and stimulating all of your senses gives you the feeling of bliss and trance, allowing you to tap into your innermost.   Your emotions provide the ambiance for the ritual.  By performing chanting, mantras, or music playing stimulates your hearing, keeping you present in the work.

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Take for instance the club.  The club is a ritual. It has dancing, music, low lights, alcohol to induce trance and bliss, perfume and cologne, the recipe for a perfect ritual.  Percocet. Molly. Percocet.

Now we take a look at the elements and why they are important.  Fire is the energy we need when we want to clear a path when we want to attack when we want to induce passion in ourselves or others.  Fire means to you what it means to you.  Air is invisible but important, it is our words and thoughts, our energy.  Air means to you what it means to you.  Water is needed for fertility, water is the womb, water is how you feel.  Water means to you what it means to you.  Earth is the material world, the manifested desire, from passion, love, and dedication.  Earth shows up to you how it shows up.  As for the purpose of the ritual, it is suggested to incorporate all four elements, because when combined they equal the fifth element, spirit.

The ritual is designed to be a personal expression of an intention.  Who doesn’t want love, money, and success? Why don’t we all get it? if it is true we all have our own source and we are the only ones who can activate it, then it is up to us to tap into our own power.

 

This Week in Astrology – Solar Eclipse 2017

Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead.  The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

The Solar Eclipse that happens August 21st, 2017 at 2:24 EST is a New Moon, in which the moon passes between the sun and Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from beginning to end, as viewed from a given location.  The Sun and the Moon will be conjunct at 28 degrees Leo, the second New Moon in the constellation in a row.  This Solar eclipse will be joined by the North Node and Mars not too far behind.  It will also be conjunct the Royal Star Regulus and trine Uranus, signifying major and abrupt changes.

Like any New Moon, the Solar Eclipse is a time for setting intentions and using the energy available to bring about a personal transformation.   With any Solar Eclipse New Moon, this is the ending and beginning of a new and old cycle.

We want to take a look at the symbolism of the Sphinx since we are at the end of Leo (Lion) and the beginning of Virgo (Virgin).  These two constellations together form the Sphinx, the face of a goddess and the body of a lion.  The Sphinx is the Guardian of Entrances and Thresholds.  This could represent doorways, new ideas, higher planes of wisdom, and kundalini/deep personal transformations.  The Sphinx is the stabilizing element in the midst of the rapid change we will endure.  At a deeper level, the Sphinx represents the four elements, the four levels of existence.  We are at one of four points in life, we will, we have willed, we are without the will, or we will again.  (To Know, To Will, To Dare and To Keep Silent; these four elements, summed with a fifth, called Spirit, form the pentagram)  As one cycle ends a new cycle of a higher degree begins, the Sphinx sits at the entrance of this new cycle.

This present Solar Eclipse takes place on top of the Fixed Star Regulus, The Heart of Leo.  Regulus is pure divine-masculine energy, it is a Royal Star.  Royal Stars are believed to govern major events in the world, events that take place while Regulus was involved were amplified and serious.  It represents destruction, that can be scary, but we all have things we need to destroy.  Use the energy to destroy obstacles, habits, and any energy no longer serving you.  A solar eclipse with Regulus gives success, power, authority, influence, honor, and wealth.  This is the energy that is available.  Know your enemies and don’t play with them, this is not the time frenemies.

This Solar Eclipse will also be trine Uranus in Aries and trine Saturn in Sagittarius, forming a fire sign Grand Trine.  The celestial activity will once again reignite this trine in the heavens and also within.   Uranus in Aries brings abundance and sudden transformative changes.  Saturn in Sagittarius is bringing purpose and focus to the party.  Through discipline, we are actually inviting freedom into our lives.  This New Moon Solar Eclipse favors those who have an innovative and inventive spirit.

The Mars expression in this Solar Eclipse is about getting what you want and protecting what is yours.  In the future or present sense.  Do you have a plan or a course of action to get what you want or are you angry that you don’t have what you want?  These energies will be amplified and repeated over the course of this month.

Basically, this Solar Eclipse is a fresh slate in the realms of opportunities, plans, and manifestations.  All possibilities are on the table so write it down, and create a course of action.

Mercury Retrogrades August 12th, 11 degrees Virgo and Stations Direct September 5th, 28 degrees Leo, the same exact point of the Solar Eclipse.  The challenge of this Mercury Retrograde is relationships and your ability to trust, be honest, communicate, and love unconditionally. Disruption and deceit will be normal during this three-week retrograde period. If we can be honest and understanding there is no limit as to where we can be in life.  If we are holding things in, the strain of it all could lead to a meltdown.  As Mercury stations direct and weaves its way back from which it came, we must institute that which we have learned from the turbulent Retrograde period, to go into this new cycle with refreshed or new relationships.

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This Week in Astrology – Lunar Eclipse in Leo (2017)

Awakening you to the Archetypal Movement during the week ahead.  The purpose of this blog is to make you aware of the energy available astrologically, for the purpose of spiritual and personal development.

Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius August 7th

On August 7th, 2017 the Sun in Leo will be opposed the Moon in Aquarius forming a Lunar Eclipse.  Earlier this year we had a Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius as well, so this transit is reigniting our freedom or isolation feelings, let us understand that they are one in the same, the only difference is perspective.  This Lunar Eclipse is doubling down on the fire energy with Mars conjunct the Sun.  Mars is initiating passion and giving us the undeniable urge to create, the will, and the energy to do something we can be proud of.
The opposition comes in via old feelings making their way to the surface, the key is to recognize them, but don’t focus on them.  Staying on task and keeping your focus is important.  With this new found focus, old things must come to an end, that frees up space for new things to begin. How will you take action? How will you express your truth? How will you move forward?

Mars will be in Leo this whole month so expect this intense energy to persist through the entire month of August.  You have to focus on your balancing of emotions and honor the changes you have made.  Don’t think to respond to every attack, even the deep ones.  At a certain level, we are all faced with particular challenges and tests that we all have to man up against.  You have been building and working on your issues, the new you may scare those that are closest to you that wish you stay the same.   #staywoke

Making sure you are not your own worst enemy and making a conscious decision to pursue your soul’s purpose, will bring about miraculous results in your professional life.  Meeting these challenges head on, with your new found swagger, you reach a level of growth never seen before.   Don’t miss out on ecliptic once in a lifetime opportunities because you wanted to focus on negative emotions.   Walking and talking your truth is sometimes the only therapy you need.  With so much bottled up and stressful emotions weighing you down, learning to free yourself, and express yourself is key to transformation.  Learn how to listen to your gut and move from that point of reference.  Your gut never lies.

In the realm of relationships, don’t take on too much, save room for yourself.  When you take on too much it creates resentment.  Make sure you keep the lines of communication open, people can’t read your mind, be honest with your partner.  These things show up real ugly if not taken care of.  Now that Venus out of Gemini and in Cancer what we love is now in more of a focus.  Self-Love creates an ambiance that can reign down on the whole household if done correctly.  The hate from a distance is apparent as well, pay it no mind.  It’s important to develop a healthy creative outlet for the internal negative energy and not share it with your partner.

As we begin to adopt more prosperous and healthy thoughts, this sets the tone for your rain of good fortune and luck.  The negativity that is rising is just coming to the surface and out of your body.  That is how energy flows, up and out.  Energy doesn’t flow down and in, that is just suppression it doesn’t leave that way.  Don’t focus on it, let it go.  If we accept and incorporate this magical ecliptic opposition we will experience miraculous moments of discovery.

Jupiter in Libra Square Pluto in Capricorn  August 4th, 2017

Jupiter square Pluto is a challenge to you and it asks the question; Are you willing to do what it takes to get to where you need to be?  Are you emotionally ready for the next step?  Will adversity disrupt your focus?

This transit can feel like a GPS, all you have to do is plug in your destination, and follow directions.  If you get lost, make a wrong turn, make 3 wrong turns, it’s going to lead you to where you need to be without judgment.  Are you ready to trust your gut and let your spirit lead the way? Do you have a destination?  Don’t get comfortable with not having what you want.  Strive towards the behaviors and thoughts that are conducive to your success.

Uranus Retrograde August 4th

Time to revisit a past tragedy and reconfigure your emotions surrounding that event.  What did you learn? How has it helped you? What could you do differently and how would it be if you did? How much have you grown since then?  The past is simply a tool we can learn from, it is a mistake to continue to let the past bring you grief in your present reality.  During the retrograde of Uranus, we process things internally and receive the external rewards or lessons.   Make changes to the past.

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Peace & Calm

Melchizedek