The Dark Night of the Soul Explained | The Story of Tatalicious | Notes

Notes:

When it comes to psychology its not a popular subject.  For me it is. The word psyche means soul. And Ology just means the study of.  A term comes up and it is called “The Dark night of the Soul”

 

This the time when you and your soul comes face to face.  This is not a beautiful union at first at first this is a conflict.  Because you as an individual have disconnected from your soul a long time ago. And to rectify it one would need to Back track and to backtrack causes a lot of pain.

 

Ultimately “The Dark Night of the Soul” is when a person confronts their shadow or thier shadow confronts them. This confrontation ultimately is the first step to true self development. Self in the sense of the soul.  

 

During this time you will experience times where you will make different decisions and those decision will cause you to have guilt and this will drive you deeper if you don’t understand what is happening.  If you don’t feel the same as you once did before about people, places, and things then thats a good thing. If you are deeply attached to these things its a bad thing.

 

The first phase of knowing the true self in alchemy is called the blackening phase.  Or the nigredo phase. This is a time when our Eros and our Super Ego are at odds.

 

The Id is our primitive and instinctive component of our personality.  It is everything we came into this planet with. The will to live your best life (EROS)(Lover) and your will to die (Thanatos)(Soldier).  These are unconscious drives that we have.

Eros is the personification of our intense love and desire with no filter.  This is a powerful force in our life.

The ID is how respond directly to instincts with no filter.  

When we are first born we are all ID.  We never lose the ID and the ID is not affected by reality.  

The Ego has the job of directing the ID.  

So if you have a humble EGO and a powerful ID.  Than the ID will overpower you and force you to catch up with it.  IF you understand your energy and accomodate it things will work out well.  

The Ego has other plans unfortunately and this creates a crisis. Your soul wants more and you want less.  Who will win.

The Super Ego is the counter part to the ego which controls our moral compass. The part of us that has learned from our society, parents and teachers for better or worse whats right or wrong and what good or bad.  

The Super Ego uses 2 tools to stay afloat conscience (an inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one’s behavior) and the ideal self.  The conscience is there to punish you when you make “wrong” decisions and reward you when you make “right” decisions. Because ultimately by making “right” decisions you reach the ideal self.  So let’s not forget that this ideal self is based on society, parents and teachers.

 

When someone says they our going through a dark night of the soul or resonate with the topic, this means you are going through real despair, loss of meaning in life and a deep uncertainty about the future.  Its past wanting people to feel sorry for you. You may not even tell people whats going on or even how to articulate it. That is because the transformation is real.

 

The rebirth is real. The phoenix rising from the ashes is real.  The changing of your reality starts with whats going on. You cant take it with you.  It all must be transmuted.

 

The Soul wants to connect with you.  It cannot connect with you outside of truth.  So any fancy thing you think you are doing. OR goal you are striving for.  Are you sure it is from the soul. OR do you feel obiligated.

 

In alchemy, Nigerdo, or blackness meanse putrefacation or decompistion.  This is the first step to becoming whole.

 

This shows up as a disruptive event that causes us to turn inward and shed our outside public facing self and deal with the ID and EROS.  To shed our false beliefs is referred to facing the Shadow. Or our DARK SIDE.

 

“In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o’clock in the morning, day after day.”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up

 

The “dark night of the soul” does not refer to the difficulties of life in general,

 

“The meeting with oneself is, at first, the meeting with one’s own shadow. The shadow is a tight passage, a narrow door, whose painful constriction no one is spared who goes down to the deep well. But one must learn to know oneself in order to know who one is.” (Carl Jung)

 

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New Moon in Gemini | June 13th, 2018 | An Eruption of Wealth | Esoteric Astrology Forcast

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New Moon in Gemini

On June 13th, 2018 there will be a New Moon in the constellation of Gemini at 22°. The 22nd Degree mark of Gemini speaks to understanding blocks in your personal life. These blocks may be from people or situations that are extremely close to home, now that you are seeing these blocks are you willing to make the necessary changes or simply feel down because you notice them.  There are areas in our life where we may have been ignorant and now are being highlighted to be addressed. It’s important to fight against injustices as opposed to finding comfort in an imaginary neutrality that truly does not exist. This New Moon cycle will no doubt usher in changes in the collective and the individual so it is best to understand these changes.

This New Moon is when the Sun and Moon are conjunct every 28 days or so. This New Moon happens in the third decan of the sign of Gemini. The third decan of Gemini is ruled by Uranus, so having a New Moon there it would be best to focus on the changes that need to be made in your life. This is not a time to get attached to things or to search for comforts. Ultimately there comes a time when we have to address things in our lives, a New Moon in Gemini is a perfect time for that. Stay in tune to your core and really focus on the things that you want and need to do.  There may be some obstacles or roadblocks to attaining what you desire, these are the things that will come up during this New Moon in Gemini, in order for you to change it.

Working with this New Moon provides the individual with insight into the things that one has to change to become what he truly desires. The downside to this work is that it will show you exactly what you need to change, it won’t actually do the work for you, that is the individual’s job. But understanding what is happening astrologically can explain why these things are unfolding the way that they are.

Mars in Aquarius conjunct South Node | Karmic Break

The New Moon in Gemini will feature Mars conjunct South Node in Aquarius. The South Node represents the Karmic past life or past experiences of the collective. Having Mars conjunct the South Node places action towards the shifts that need to happen to bring some clarity to our present Karma and unify our Nodes to get a clear vision of our future. Mars in Aquarius is very intense and is wanting some form of independence for the cause of truth. This is a no-compromise zone for your internal desires. It wants what it wants. This is a perfect time for innovation and overall liberation. Mars in Aquarius wants you to break from all limits from now and until November 2018 when it enters Pisces and it gets an upgrade to Spiritual Warrior. Don’t take No for an answer when it comes to your Soul’s Urge.

New Moon in Gemini inconjunct Pluto in Capricorn

 This placement speaks to understanding transformation. The transformation we speak of is also in scale depending on the individual. This could be in the form of bad habits, this could be relationships, jobs/career, or place of residence. There needs to be a change in one or more of these areas for you to grow to the level that you are destined to grow. Pluto is your hidden wealth, the god of the underworld, Hades. An inconjunction ultimately means a misunderstanding. The New Moon in Gemini as we stated earlier refers to understanding blocks in your personal life. So putting this together, we are trying to understand our personal blocks to our greater wealth. This may show up as a mini-crisis internally or as an external event. It’s important to address it as opposed to finding comfort in a false neutrality. Bruised Egos and conflict may be highlighted during this New Moon.

Understanding Pluto in Capricorn

Pluto in Capricorn represents an ascension to understanding. A symbol of Pluto in Capricorn would be a volcano. Ultimately handling the change that comes with spiritual realization. This energy thus causes revolutions and sweeping changes. Whether it was the ushering of the Holy Roman Empire in the 8th Century by Charlemagne, The spread of the Vikings in the 11th century, and the last time Pluto was in Capricorn we were ushering the Colonial era from 1762 -1778. Pluto in Capricorn represents a time of action, if you have higher ideals one cannot ignore those ideals forever if one has not lived towards those ideals than Pluto is there to redirect you back towards those initial ideals. It is time to change direction and lead yourself towards your soul. Pluto in Capricorn speaks to major adjustments or be in danger of extinction. So like a volcano that wiped out civilizations but also provided a fertile land to begin a new civilization, it’s important to realize that this is a natural part of life.

Neptune in Pisces trine Jupiter in Scorpio

During this New Moon, we are still experiencing the effects of Neptune trine Jupiter aspect. The New Moon squares Neptune in Pisces. While Neptune in Pisces is favorable, understanding the dark side of our spiritual nature may be tough for some of us. The dualistic nature of our impulses and motives if not checked may cause us to believe things that are too good to be true. The New Moon will be inconjunct Jupiter in Scorpio, which is pushing us to understand the deeper things that really have to be transformed (Pluto rules Scorpio), for our greatest expansion. Jupiter and Neptune are trine so this is providing assistance with information to help you through this examining time. So essentially, knowledge is power when it comes to what may be happening to you internally and even externally. My advice would be to speak up and say things that you are going through because you may not know who identifies in your struggle and/or could possibly give you resources or help to get you through whatever you are experiencing.

New Moon Summary and What it Means 

Even though this is a personal time in astrology the changes you make in your personal life will have reverberating effects through the collective. The reality is that we all can make a difference. Its overall based on your mood, your modd will set the tone. It’s important if you don’t understand the power of your mood to do some research. This is a moon more tailored to personal success over relationships. With the influence of the Mars and South Node, there will be some Karmic breaks because Mars is really striving towards independence. Generally, relationships and energy during this time is fated and comes full of lessons, don’t let your heart or head get ahead of your good sense. Stay focused on the work that you need to do, I imagine a lot of things will show up in the form of void fillers, and void fillers are temporary at best, it is better to do the longterm inner work that will set you up for lifetime worth of healing.

Orisha of the Week — Aganjú

In honoring of the Orishas we want to bring up a Deity of great antiquity Aganju representing the land/earth and the Creator of civilization. The word Aganju means desert, probably speaking to the fact that this Deity is not used much anymore. He is identified as Shango’s older brother or even father. As ancient and powerful as Shango is the energy of Aganju is more ancient and more powerful. Aganjú is associated with volcanoes, the foundation of societies that are built and is the catalyst for all civilization. He is known for assisting humans in overcoming great physical and psychological barriers. Aganju is known for his legendary strength and his ability to bring about drastic change. In Cuba, he is known to have delivered many people out of bondage and is known to carry the heaviest of burdens. As the Lord of Caves, he owns all mineral wealth and can be appealed to with some. Ultimately Aganju is the bearer of burdens, the defender of the helpless, downtrodden and enslaved. Aganju is a major symbol of African resistance and can be used now if you feel persecuted against or marginalized. Aganju is depicted as a rough giant that has no rhythm when dancing, when in fact he is one of the most docile, humble and generous Orisha.

Tubal Cain

Tubal Cain has been considered among Masons as a symbol of worldly possessions. “The Mason must follow in the footsteps of his forefather, Tubal-Cain, who with the mighty strength of the war god hammered his sword into a plowshare.” This is basically saying that ones central thought should be on how to enlarge his reach and expand to others as opposed to simply thinking about yourself. Tubal Cain was the inventor of forging metals and making weapons and tools, this allowed humanity to expand from small tribal villages to large civilizations. Tubal which metaphysically means leading, conducting, bringing forth. Cain metaphysically means smith or expert. Together they meant worldly possessions, mineral principle, and physical power.  Tubal Cain and Aganju are essentially the same root, primal. ancient energy that is now awakening on the planet and available for anyone that chooses to access it.  

Peace

–HoodMystic

 

This Week in Astrology — New Moon in Pisces (2018)

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.

NEW MOON IN PISCESMARCH 17TH, 2018 (1)

 

On March 17th, 2018 there will be a New Moon in the constellation of Pisces at 26°.  The 26-degree mark of Pisces represents recovering after a calamity, twists of fate, and having courage in tough situations.  This is a time where self-confidence is brought to the test. As this being the last days before spring when everything becomes new again, we must be ready to work a proper intention, based on intuition and creativity.  There is anticipation here as well as impatience because you have been in a cocoon for so long.  This New Moon is ushering in something new, do not be afraid of change, and recognize the unstableness in your life.  Do not be afraid, be encouraged.  Make sure that you keep all options open, and really trust your intuition(gut) as to where or what your next move should be.  Do not be provoked by glamour, be provoked by your living soul.  The third Decan of Pisces represents the beginnings of mood changes, so you will no doubt be on your toes in one way or another.  Learning how to deal with fluctuating emotions are important, based on the fact that you do not know what others are going through internally.  You will barely be able to understand yourself.  This New Moon will ask you to rely on your psychic proclivities above all things, so by being out of tune with yourself, you can see how that may create problems.  This will be a time of psychic vampires that are looking to create drama and negative situations in order to feed, make sure you are a great distance away from it, grab some popcorn and enjoy it.  (If you’re into that kind of thing)

 

There will be a major Square to Mars in Sagittarius during this New Moon cycle, bringing those intense dramatic feelings to the surface for purging, certain things cannot be repressed during this time so watch out.  Learn how to find healthy alternatives for venting and clearing yourself of frustration so you can be clear on your inner guidance system, to bring about proper intentions.  You want to avoid placing an intention to cover up past mistakes, its time to blow it all up and start fresh.  Set completely new intentions from the soul.  Tap into your instincts rather than what you think you know, by doing this you will tap into energies and manifest situations you couldn’t even dream about.  The New Moon in Pisces is telling you to trust yourself, follow your soul, and be clear on what the soul is saying.  The limits that we place on ourselves are the limits we will have during this transit.  Do not look to make rash decisions even in adversity, as the seasons’ change and the Sun transitions into Aries, there will be a great revelation.  All mistakes will be rectified.  With a Square to Mars, there may be a tendency to do things in a thoughtless fashion. It is very possible to do things during this cycle that we will greatly regret.  Learning how to adjust on the fly and being in the moment, is key.  For some of us, this is a test of self-confidence and consistency.  Do not give up on projects you started based on they are not going the way you think, if you truly want it, you may have to ride out the self-doubt until a breakthrough occurs.

 

The New Moon will be trine Jupiter in Scorpio inspiring a generosity towards yourself.  As you expand towards a deeper understanding of transformation and what it means for you, this is a time to really feed yourself the information you truly need.  Hang out with people that you truly want to be with, read books that truly resonate with you, and don’t be afraid to try new things.  This is a relaxing New Moon if we are able to let go and let the new flowers grow.  Share your real emotions with others, socialize, and do things that increase your mood.  This will be a time of increased popularity and notoriety as long as you stay in your truth.  Bonds can grow from this transit based on honesty and truth.  You can expect an increase in material wealth as well as influential friends who share the same mind as you.  Jupiter will be in Retrograde for next 4 months.  Jupiter will be looking for poison or any blockages to happiness and success.  The things that come up during the next 4 months will be things we need to correct, not continue to ignore.  

 

During this New Moon cycle, there are some transits affecting the North Node that are of note as well.  There will be an inconjunction to Neptune in Pisces, wanting you to highlight the motivations behind your behaviors, and get those in check.  You may be doing things that others simply want you to do whether it is at work, in relationships, or with family.  When the goal is to listen to the soul and do the things you truly want.  There is also a Square to Jupiter that makes it hard to just go along with the status quo, you have to follow your own personal prompts.

 

What Chiron/Moon eventually comes to understand is that the physical world is not the opposite of the divine world, the two are one.

 

This New Moon represents a deep need to succeed and be successful, and what you need and don’t need for that process to manifest correctly.  Strive to live with purpose and determination over passiveness.  It is a time to solve the mystery of you and why you were put on this earth.  Pay attention to your studies and personal interactions as they represent a psychological mirror.  The things you see in them that you like or dislike are indications of things you need to work on.  Exercise, Pet projects, and hobbies are what may be needed to remove those energies that disturb you, in order for you to be free to listen to your living soul.    

 

Orisha of the Week

Olosȧ

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Pisces is ruled by the Orisha Olokun.  Olokun represents the deep subconscious mind, soul, inner God, and key to abundance and wealth.  Based on the abstract nature of our subconscious mind, getting into contact with Olokun is often seem to be impossible.  You need to go through the proper channels.  Olokun has a sister/wife known by the name of Olosȧ to which he/she issues his/her messages to.  Olosa is the Orisha of Lagoons she represents the lagoons that precede the ocean.  She is one of the survivors of Ancient Egypt, as the deity Sobek.  Sobek was the deity of power, fertility, and magic.  He also was a protective deity.  Sobek was a crocodile God, like Olosa.  The crocodile represents your reptilian brain, tapping into this aspect is where the magic happens.  Olosa is known as the deepest Oshun, the Oshun that makes music, she is one of the hardest most strict of the paths of Oshun.  Her color is Pearl.  She transmits messages to Olokun. (Pisces New Moon) She will help in the realms of beauty, love, hatred, severity, inflexibility, tolerance, and sensuality.  

Full Moon in Virgo {2018}

 

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.

 

On March 8, 2018, we will have a Full Moon at 11° Virgo, a full moon occurs when the Sun is Opposite the Moon.  The 11th degree of Virgo alludes to wealth, relationships, and trickery.  We will examine this Full Moon transit in depth and uncover some mysteries along the way.  The Full Moon in Virgo coincides with the previous Solar Eclipse in Aquarius by being the result of that time of setting intentions.  Pay attention to the things you manifest, every cause has an effect.  The Sun represents who you project yourself to be, The Moon represents how we truly feel, since these two forces are opposed, The Full Moon represents a point to which we must understand this tension to resolve it.  So the things we have tried to avoid and not address comes into full focus during these times.  The goals you set during the Solar Eclipse can be re-examined and fine-tuned during this time as well.  This is a time of harvest.  This Full Moon will challenge us to be our best selves moving forward by shining a light on those not so pleasant aspects of ourselves and giving us the energy to make changes.  Dieting, seeing a mental health professional, detox clinic, or even rehab may be the best thing to do if you find yourself struggling with some inner conflict.  Let us now look at some aspects that support this Full Moon in Virgo.  

 

The Sun will be Conjunct Venus and Neptune in Pisces, creating a mystical guidance system for you.  The Moon will be opposite Neptune in Venus highlighting the ability to perceive things, good or bad.  It is best to speak our truth and be honest, the problem comes with holding things in that you rather say, this creates the most problems in our relationships and affairs.  Finding time to yourself to find out what is truly important to YOU, can also do you some good in easing the inner tension.  The issue of denial is really big and these are things that must be addressed moving forward.  Looking at our patterns and habits, see the ones that are hindering us, and make the necessary changes moving forward.  Sometimes we focus on others so we don’t have to focus on ourselves.  

 

In our shadow watch, we take a look at the Jupiter in Scorpio trine aspect to the Sun, Venus, and Pisces. This may be a time when people will begin to profit off of their pain, find lucrative ways to express themselves or do the necessary work to heal.  Whether it is rehab, seeing a psychologist, or forming a sister/brotherhood where you can be honest.  A reminder that honesty is a sure-fire way to progress over any obstacle, also you may be faced with no other alternative but to be honest. This is a time for expansion and enhancing even if you are doing good, don’t be afraid to strive for better and upgrade.  There is a way we can strive for growth without being greedy, by making sound investments and thinking of the future, this is a good time to prepare for the future.  

 

Peace and contentment are available if we are really in seek of it.  Understanding that everything has a counterbalance of light and dark, our goal is to balance this force moving forward.  Things will start to manifest in our lives now at a fast rate, things we can only dream about now, learning how to prepare for these miracles is the proper mindstate.  Another reminder is that joy comes from the inside, happiness is based on happenstance, so create the happy situations from within, this is a major key.  

 

There is a Mars Square Venus transit we want to pay attention too as well.  We may be seeking things and people that satisfy us and only us, this may or may not be a problem, depending on if you are in a relationship or not.   As you rise in finances and status so does your passions, be mindful of your tendency to be lustful and overindulgent.  There will be challenges in the realms of harmony, a routine is not necessarily harmonious, joy is a major factor to harmony.  So be mindful…. Avoid superficial bonds, strive for mental and emotional connections for these will be the most beneficial of bonds.  

ORISHAS OF THE WEEK

Olokun is the Orisha of great wealth and great mysteries.  Often veiled, one would need a messenger to have access to the great wealth and greater mysteries made just for us.  Eshu Aye is that messenger, said to walk along the seashores accompanied by Yemaya, holding the key to the treasure vaults of Olokun.  Esu Aye is the treasure keeper, who brings great wealth and financial stability.  Offerings can be made to him to ensure financial success.  This Esu knows all that we want, work with him during this full moon in Virgo to secure the bag.

It is said that Esu Aye is the one who works with Olokun.  Esu Aye is sent down to earth to answer prayers, they come in the form of mystical and prophetic visions, these visions provide guidance beyond limited concerns of everyday consciousness.  Make sure you find time outside of your everyday thoughts to access this energy and use it to your benefit.  

Olokun deals with the realms of our unconscious mind and things beyond this physical reality.  Olokun’s aspects are expressed in the astral realms, dreams, or in altered states of consciousness.  Olokun is accessed through meditation, initiation, or possession.  Olokun is deep and mysterious, no one knows what’s on the ocean floor.  Olokun is the owner of those mysteries on the ocean floor, she/he activates our inner genius when worked with.  Olokun will grant you great wealth, prosperity, and health.  He/She possesses unmatchable wisdom and is respected as an authority to all water deities.  

This Full Moon brings opportunities through healing, when we realize and work on our inner issues, the direct result is external well being.  If we are avoiding the inner work, our outer reality will begin to suffer and create almost unbearable tension.  Hopefully, this article gives you enough solutions to deal with the current energy bestowed on the planet.  Let me know if this was helpful, or if you have any additional questions.

 

Peace.

–Hoodmystic