New Moon in Aries (April 15th 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 April 15th, 2018 there will be a New Moon in the constellation of Aries at 26°.  The 26th Degree Mark of Aries speaks to overcoming, being inventive, and nonconforming.   Finding answers to solutions through unconventional means.  Under the persona you have created lies deeper work that has to be done.  Ultimately this point represents finding a new way to solve an old problem.   Since this New Moon is in the 3rd decan of  Aries it represents a point of mediation and reconciliation of your life.  Which makes this New Moon, in particular, a powerful one to be experienced or observed.

New Moons represent a time for setting intentions.  Due to coming off of a waning period of releasing and purging, our needs and desires are different.  This is important to understand that we shouldn’t set an intention based on what we think we need.  We can set the intention that is best for our purpose and deepest soul’s desire.  When we set our own intentions more than likely we are trying to manifest a situation to cover a void instead of dealing with it directly.  When doing this, it creates more problems then we had before even deciding to set an intention.  That is why it is best to enter into New Moons with a clean slate and pure heart.   Use the waning time to prepare and cleanse your being of unwanted hinderances and blocks.

During a Full Moon, the Sun is in opposition to the Moon giving it light to project into your mind.  During the New Moon, the Sun and Moon are conjunct/together actually blocking the Sun/light and allowing your Emotions to override your sensibilities.  So when we are speaking of what we want and desire during this time it is not based on anything spiritual, it is based filling a void or creating an expectation to meet that will supposedly make you happy.  It is better to enter this New Moon with concepts rather than realities.  Things like gratitude, prosperity, and health.  As opposed to something specific.  Focus on how we want to feel rather than what we want to experience.  Because you may experience what you want and it makes you feel like shit.  In summation, you may not know what you want.

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“A new moon can work powerful manifestation magic because the Moon is furthest from the earth and this frees the imagination from material limits.Thought-seeds planted at the New Moon will grow, so be careful what you wish for!”

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The New Moon in Aries will be conjunct Uranus signaling a very dramatic time in the world and for the individual.  We all will be going through changes in one way or another.  It is a time to stand up and think outside the box and awaken the latent forces inside of you that you always knew you had but now it is time to use them.    

Ultimately we have to separate truth from facts in our life.  Align with the truth of our being and act out that reality instead of focusing on old facts of a prior existence that no longer serve us.  This is a new beginning and an ending to understanding who we really are on this planet and in this life during this time.  Things that were once comfortable being hidden will no longer find comfort in secrecy.  Uranus’ influence on this New Moon will be forcing us to bring things to the surface.  These shadow influences need to be talked about, addressed and brought to the surface.

There will be a Uranus square Pluto aspect that will be activated during the New Moon in Aries.  Whenever Uranus and Pluto come together in any aspect they represent the necessary and revolutionary changes that have to take place in the collective and the individual.  In this instance, it is a square so it is representing a hardship or a situation that needs to be overcome.  Pluto represents death to who we believe we are and rebirth to what we truly are.  Uranus represents the breaking down of our belief structures and opens us up to what we truly are.  These energies allow us to transform into what we are truly put on this earth to be.    When Pluto and Uranus are together, this creates more of a forceful awakening to who we are.  It encourages us to go beyond our current reality and it is showing us in what ways we can actually do that.  The trouble is trying to run from what is being shown to you at this time, the things that inspire change and growth.  What is truly taking place is a breakdown of old structures and if this is something that disturbs you then it is the breaking down of the structure it is the relationship you have to an old decaying form of being.  Understanding and incorporating the divine feminine into your energy is very key at this time.  (<<<< Check my video on Pomba Gira for more insight)  If you are dealing with your structures falling apart or the old ways of doing things no longer working than you are in perfect alignment for change.  The old must breakdown so it can become renewed and empowered to be something greater than before. If you are experiencing good times in your life will be more magical and more amazing than ever before because you have been through the breakdown to breakthrough process. 

 The Venus in Taurus opposed Jupiter in Scorpio transit will be highlighted during this New Moon transit.  Bringing to surface some family issues versus business and creative pursuits. Ultimately, try to bring those forces into one picture, because currently they are opposed.  Venus in Taurus represents the possessive attachment we have to physical pleasures.  Jupiter in Scorpio is one’s opportunity to figure out the best solution for your greatest expansion.  An opposition is an irreconcilable inner force.  Some things will never be what we want them to be but we need to understand where those points are so we don’t try to force it.   If you have any interest in the meaning of life itself then this transit will affect you.  If you are concerned about external things and the meaning of life means nothing to you then carry on as normal.  If you are concerned however then it is time to start taking directions in answering those questions you have.  Avoiding it will be the cause of much distress and confusion.

The New Moon in Aries is conjunct with Uranus highlighting the possibility of conflict with the established routines and feelings, with the disruptive energy of Uranus.  Take note of your heart and take note of how your head directs you it directions away from your heart.  If this is happening, make the proper adjustments.  There are almost certain to be surprises in your life during this New Moon phase but it’s important to shake yourself of any routine that is leading you to a place you ultimately don’t want to be in.

Using this energy correctly brings about much success, although problems may seem to be insurmountable.  Finding creative outlets for our ideas and visions is most rewarding.  This is a time to awaken to stereotypes and stigmas that don’t fit you or align with you on the inner level.  It’s easy to be seen as a show-off or seeking attention when you are simply being yourself.  As the saying goes, “if you have haters then you must be doing something right” 

Orisha of the Week

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This New Moon in Aries above all things represents acting out of self-awareness as opposed to acting out of routine or habit.  No orisha symbolizes this behaviour more than Ogun.  Ogun represents Mars, the ruling planet of Aries.  Ogun represents our assertive and aggressive actions that need to take place for creation to take place.  Ultimately understanding and realizing your highest potential by creating yourself in the image you would like to be.  You have a choice to become a weapon or a tool.  This is what Ogun’s energy speaks to.  Ogun has the intelligence and creativity to invent tools, weapons, and technology.  He has the strength to create a path for the individual.  When you see the machete or the knife that Ogun creates you may think it is a weapon but you must realize that a knife can kill and it can also save you if surgery is required.

“Herukhuti/Ogun….This is the energy within us that removes obstacles that impede us from continuing on our journey to spiritual growth, development and enlightenment. Herukhuti is fiery energy that we can use to “burn” off the antiquated parts of ourselves. In one respect, Herukhuti’s energy is great because he says, “Do it NOW!” However, the challenge in that is actually releasing those parts of ourselves that don’t serve us any longer.”

Ogun has many different paths, the one I want to call to your attention that is applicable to this article is OGGUN ONILE.  “Oggun Onile means “the owner of the land”. It is called this way when it walks through unexplored lands, hunting and discovering. Its title refers to the first that arrives at a virgin place and is established in it, being the first to work it.”  Ogun like many Orishas is syncretized and transferred from earlier Egyptian deities.  In this case, Ogun is Heru-Khuti.  Heru-Khuti is the divine principle that safeguards our existence by any means, he protects you from injustices, and constantly upholds the law “you reap what you sow”.  Heru Khuti operates under the premise that God neither punishes nor rewards nor protects, it is your responsibility.  We are dealing with the fundamental principle that we create our adversity by tuning into our original nature we remove all obstacles instantly.  So the goal is not revenge, the goal is to raise our level of understanding and grow in spirituality.

“In the Kamitic tradition, it is the form in which Heru fights against Set in order to regain the throne (control over one’s life) that the latter usurped. While Heru corresponds to the steady supply of noradrenaline that enables us to carry out all activities of externalization, Herukhuti (Heru-Behutet) corresponds to the extreme surges of adrenalin that support our aggressive, sexual arousal and immune responses.”

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

On January 16th, 2018 we will be experiencing a New Moon in Capricorn.  The New Moon occurs when the Sun and the Moon come into conjunction.  The New Moon represents the ending of one cycle and the beginning of another.  The New Moon phase represents the beginning of the moon cycle, a time to set intentions.

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The Learning Triangle

Be careful what you wish for.  This  New Moon squares Uranus in Aries and sextiles Jupiter and Mars in Scorpio, forming a Learning Triangle.  A learning triangle is an event or a change that aligns with your deeper desires thus teaching you something deeper about yourself.  The question that comes up in this new moon when setting our intentions is where can we make our lives simpler.  Where are we making our lives complicated?  We have gotten used to certain deficiencies whether it be money or lack of love, we have incorporated these deficiencies into our personality and surroundings.  The deficiency is causing a conflict, so with this new moon how can we avoid some of this conflict that comes about due to lack of love or finances.

Capricorn represents a point where we can evaluate our growth and also a point where we can set new goals.   Capricorn is an earth sign, the earth represents your physical body, so one must physically align with his mental, emotional, and vital bodies.  Having some sort of direction or purpose is paramount.  There are countless individuals that can learn from your story, find your voice so they can hear you.  Don’t be afraid to set goals and reevaluate how far you have come spiritually in 2017.  Create new goals for 2018.

Capricorn during this New Moon has six planets within its constellation.  This means that a lot of Capricornian energy will be highlighted during this transit.  Qualities like effort, energy, goal setting, accomplishment, and endurance.  The Sun will be conjunct Venus and the Moon, highlighting your emotional connection to love and money.   Pluto, Mercury, and Saturn are bringing messages on what areas do you want to focus and concentrate on during this time.  This focus and concentration are ushering in wealth and success.

This New Moon Squares Uranus, bringing with it changes and adjustments we must cope with.  When you do not prepare for or initiate change then one must struggle with change.  When we learn to accept change as a part of life, we begin to understand our transformation and the transformation of others.  The other reality of this change is that your goals and intentions are not aligned with your present situation.  Uranus is going to make that change.

This New Moon is also supported by a Sextile to Jupiter and Mars in Scorpio.  The Mutual interest is between your self and your unconscious natures.  The inner saboteur must be addressed when discussing intentions.  When we don’t address it and try to suppress it there is no way we can properly manifest.  The inner saboteur will always be there ready to cause disruption of our goals.  This sextile we can find out how to be satisfied in areas we rarely find satisfaction due to the inner saboteur.

Whether it is money, love, or a combination of both, it is not wise to imagine your disparity is a fact of life and everyone likes you suffers the same way.  That is not true, one must learn how to overcome the disparities in his life to have a full and healthy life.  There are plenty of people just like you abundant and prosperous.  The question is now, what changes are you ready to make or accept.  Allow the routine to be broken up and allow your desires to move closer to you.  That is why it is called a Learning Triangle.

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Orisha of the Week: Yemu (Yemowo, Yembo)

The New Moon ushers in the Energy of Yemu, the mother of all the Orishas. Yemu is a composite deity, combining the energy of Yemoja and Obatala.  The powers will be awakening and eliminating the victim consciousness within yourself.  Tapping into your immortal soul energy that is likened to you being the victor.  Yemu is not some passive feminine mother figure.  The woman has been reduced to that of just a passive nurturing figure.  In African thought, the woman is equal to the man in all things as far as warfare, aggression, and protection.  Your spiritual mother is the holder of your spiritual gifts but she will not simply give them to you because you ask or your rent is late.  There are things you must do.  Yemu is Yemoja’s primal aspect.  Just like Olukun is Yemoja’s deeper aspect, Yemu is her base.  A level of purity and clarity can be accessed now in regards to your purpose and true self.

 It was at this time Obatala renamed his Obini from Yembo to Yemaya ( furious mother), Yemaya’s fury became too great no one in the kingdom could calm her and it is only Obatala himself that keeps her in control.

This Week in Astrology — New Moon in Sagittarius (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.

On December 18th, 2017 we will be experiencing a New Moon in Sagittarius.  The New Moon occurs when the Sun and the Moon come into conjunction.

This conjunction will be at 26 degrees Sagittarius, representing the Flag-Bearer, the one who openly promotes an idea or value and becomes the symbol for it.  The New Moon phase represents the beginning of the moon cycle, a time to set intentions.  What idea do you represent or want to represent, and want to become a symbol for?

Sagittarius represents a direction, it is a fire sign, meaning it is an energetic symbol.  Do you trust the conditions around you will facilitate the growth you seek?   A deeper sense of knowing has to be utilized during this time.  Don’t involve yourself in situations you are not sure of, deal with people your not sure of, or go places your not sure of.  Not to scare you but to remind you to go with doing the right thing.  Even in situations that are unknown, if you are not fascinated or curious by it, take a pause.

This New Moon will be touched by Saturn which will be close by at 29 degrees Sagittarius.  This allows us the ability to implement new functional and critical changes to our forever growing spiritual development.  You can allow this energy to shoot you into new heights based on your discipline or burn you down due to stagnation.

The current New Moon in Sagittarius will be trine Uranus in Aries.  The “Great Awakener” Uranus will be triggered with this new moon allowing you to tap into ancient power sources to shoot you through this Sagittarius New Moon.  Understanding your personal freedom, your inner revolutionary, and your divine genius and let these things shine through.  One can hope for these aspects to reveal themselves and unfold over the next 28-day cycle.  This New Moon taps into ancestral energy as well as past life energy.  Trusting in this wishing well within yourself will pull you past what anybody has to say or think about you.  This energy is about freedom and raising you above the levels of fear and envy that may plague you.

This is a very deep time, yet it is a very energetic time.  One should be pursuing something within themselves if one has any questions.  The cues you get from self should inspire you to act in some form or fashion.  Why are you here?  Dealing with this New Moon one has to create the environment for success.  The mental environment.  The thoughts you keep are like your landscaping of your mind.  Be mindful not to ingest criticism or negative energy, just know where you get your cues from.  With proper probing, research, and discipline the answers are not far as you would normally think, all one would have to do is simply aim in the direction you desire.

New Moon in Scorpio — Walking on frozen water

On November 18th, 2017 we will be experiencing a New Moon in Scorpio.  New Moons represent the beginning of a new cycle as well as an end to an old cycle.  Scorpio’s power is that of transformation, death, and rebirth.  This time is a time of setting the stage for the next act in your life.

Scorpio also reveals the underlying motivations for particular harmful behaviors.  This particular New Moon will be in the 3rd decan, ushering an inside look at the problems of societies aimlessness.  Behaviors that are particularly damaging to the inner child’s development, will be highlighted and hopefully extinguished.  You have to see the actual damage that is being done to actually be inspired to do something about it.  This New Moon will point out the problems with alternative parenting, teenage depression, and opiate deaths of teenagers.  Normality and structure are frowned upon in this society, to its detriment nonetheless.  All you have to do is look at the President if we truly want to see what this country is all about.  This is a good time to switch off the “News” and spend some time in the darkness of the New Moon.  The womb of creation.

The three days leading up to the New Moon is referred to as the Dark Moon period when the moon becomes invisible which represents a liminal time.  The liminal figure I want to bring your attention to during this period is the Orisha Olokun.  These are times of transition and transformation.  Olokun represents the dark and cold bottom of the ocean.  The deep part where no light can get and no heat.  Just the dead marine life and plants that slowly travel to the lowest depths of the sea which no man can survive.  From these depths, Olokun stretches her wisdom and forms a bridge from one place to another.  Olokun represents the untouched and unmarked ideas embedded deep in your subconscious mind.  During the Dark Moon with proper concentration and focus, one can fulfill his wildest desires and hopes. Olokun holds the mysteries.  These times hold tremendous magical power if you’re not afraid of the Dark.  Certain deities are not discussed as much as others based on the liminality of the certain diety.  Most people are not ready to make the major transitions and transformations that require a change in scenery, environment, or perception.  There is a tremendous energy bestowing generosity and power if one deals with his/her interior.

This New Moon brings change based on its Uranus inconjunction.  Most people fear change and will find it hard to integrate themselves.  Learn to be flexible and open to change.  Set positive intentions through ritual.  Concentration and Focus is the solution to stagnation.  Making minor changes could bring major results if you take heed.

This Week in Astrology – New Moon in Libra

This New Moon in Libra brings luck, misfortune, jokes, happenstance, and sudden changes.  This New Moon like all New Moons mark an ending of an old cycle and the beginning of a new cycle.  The New Moon is also known as the Dark Moon because it can not be seen at night with zero illumination.  This is in alignment with the darker aspects of  third decan Libra, just steps away from the transformative Scorpio, which this New Moon falls on.  Making the feeling of shifts and transitions palpable to the senses.  As we sail into the unknown, we can choose our emotion, since we truly don’t know where we are headed.  We can choose to be excited or dreadful.  The Suns travel through Virgo and Libra post eclipse has given us time to examine and analyze, now the time comes to make a decision moving into Scorpio.  This may not be a physical alignment more so an emotional commitment.  This New Moon being aligned with Jupiter matches our optimism with circumstance.  Words like happenstance, coincidence, and luck come into play during this time.  Putting yourself in the proper alignment mentally and emotionally is important.  Mercury’s influence on this New Moon provides the Comic Relief of this otherwise tough transit.  Comedy is based on truthful observations of daily life.  Noticing these baseless behaviors will provide a chuckle, giving you the proper alignment to experience the light within the darkness.   Can you recognize the joke and accept it, would be the question I would ask.  The most powerful aspect of this New Moon transit is its opposition to Uranus in Aries.  Uranus signifies major change, when there is an opposition to Uranus you can expect something big.  Donald Trump has a Moon oppose Uranus transit in his natal chart, as well as other polarizing celebrities.  You can expect this energy to create a massive flip out, so be conscious of how you personally will respond to this sudden change of events.

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This Week in Astrology (New Moon in Virgo & September 23rd, 2017)

On September 20th, 2017 we will experience our first New Moon since the Solar Eclipse on August 21st.  This New Moon like any other New Moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another 28-day cycle.  Eclipses mark the beginning of a 6-month phase.  Our last New Moon in Leo (The identity, personal Self) combined with the intensity of an eclipse, put a lot a pressure on your personal self to come into alignment with your spiritual self.  So a New Moon in Virgo is trying to make sense of these changes, if you don’t realize that there is an inner working at play, then you most likely point fingers.  This brings about a martyr/victim consciousness.  What you will notice is that people will take up causes that from your vantage point will seem odd and unfamiliar.  What you need to understand is that these people feel that they may need to change the system when in fact they need to change themselves.  So protests and riots will be something we will see in the next coming 28 days more than usual and that is actually saying a lot.  As long as a person is suffering they don’t need to be responsible.  So it may seem like suffering when in fact it is a shedding of responsibility. Stay Aware.

This New Moon in Virgo will be Inconjunct Uranus.  What this is is saying is that we must learn to integrate our intuition into our daily lives.  Learn to trust our inner guidance.  When planets are inconjunct they are labeled as difficult, because they require effort in bringing two elements together.  It might not be extremely overt and apparent, that’s what makes it’s difficult.  But understanding a quincunx/inconjunct planet can lead to profound insight in your overall astrology.  The New Moon in Virgo is how we FEEL things SHOULD BE, inconjunct Uranus an Aries, representing our deep intuitive spiritual nature now taking charge.   So integrating these aspects is easy or extremely difficult it depends on the person.  How we want things is not always how they will be but we always can make right and exact decisions in the midst of anything.  You still have an opportunity to speak your truth.  Don’t feel as if it is too late because the fun has just begun.

Chiron in Pisces is also inconjunct Jupiter in Libra.  The big integration here is in identifying with our pain or identifying with our healing.  Have you admitted you have a problem or are you looking for the newest and best band-aid to cover up your wounds?  Let us discover the wound we all share.

Chiron represents the natal wound that we carry with us throughout our life. Because it is always with us, we can try to avoid the pain by focusing on others in their woundedness.

Make sure people see you for your individual self and make sure they not used as a void filler.  Saviors don’t come from a place of power, needing a savior is a representation of you.  You were a victim before the savior came into being.  So in the grand scheme, feeling powerless nets you that result, more powerlessness.  You have to begin to believe in the change in you.    Tap into your Power.

Neptune in Pisces opposes Mars in Virgo during the New Moon.  Mars in Virgo is energetic, it is your action in relation to the world opposing Neptune relating to illusion, mass manipulation, “spiritualized” love, ecstatic devotion, dissolution of boundaries, and the imagination.  So ultimately you can use your power or it can be used by others.  You can really create new spiritual pathways for you and have the energy to accomplish it.  Spellwork and Ritual are encouraged.

Jupiter in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries during the New Moon.  This transit challenges your ability to think clearly.  What Jupiter in Libra wants to do is re-balance the narrative, something more proportioned to fairness and truth.  Uranus in Aries is enlightening you to new pathways and taking action as you take charge of your destiny.  Are you taking advantage of yourself and your ability to move forward or are you reacting? Also since we are dealing with Uranus there will likely to be a particular sudden event that releases your built up tension and leads to a major change in circumstances.

This Week in Astrology – New Moon in Leo

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.

Mercury Conjunct North Node in Leo – July 21st

As a preparation transit for the New Moon, we have Mercury going into a conjunction with North Node in Leo.  Giving us a peek into the wisdom of the future.  So really pay attention to your communications and interactions during this time, they all have a glimpse into the future.  Start to assess the situations and people you have in your life and see if the energy is something you want to abstain or sustain it.  Don’t get swept up into the doom and gloom of the Mass Media, and really focus on what you want to manifest.  You are not powerless over your future.

New Moon in Leo – July 23rd

This upcoming New Moon in Leo’s theme will be centered around the individual and his relationship to his tribe.  When you deal with the New Moon you are dealing with the Sun and Moon being conjunct, but this New Moon has an added zest because it will be conjunct Mars.  We are dealing with the individual, our feelings, and our actions.  A New Moon is a perfect time for setting intentions, depending on your spiritual level, it is a time to highlight and correct your relationship to family, environment, or habits.  If you have no immediate connection to a physical family it could mean a connection with the ancestral realm could be opening up.  Once again, it all depends on your level.

This New Moon is going to be square Uranus in Aries.  So the challenge will be to incorporate your personal path to a tribal path or whether one should give one up for the other.  So making decisions that support you and your growth primarily will cause a backlash of some sorts to those close to you but try to remember you will not be able to help those how you want to until you help yourself.  This is a good time to contemplate why you are here on this earth and what do you want to do about it.  Surely, you are not placed on this planet to make everybody happy.  The aforementioned conjunction to Mars makes this New Moon a time of passion, squared to Uranus, signifying one may have to fight for what he truly knows is best for him/her.  The question is are you projecting old behaviors or behaviors that serve your higher calling or purpose.  The options will be solving problems through calm and decisive actions or through a blind rage of confusion.

This New Moon is also offering a chance for healing with a Trine to Chiron in Pisces.  The ability to tap into the realms of higher consciousness or sink into self-pity, if we haven’t properly healed from old wounds.  This could throw us off if we aren’t focused on raising ourselves.  Sometimes our past gets brought up into our awareness so we can heal the things we suppress and allow us to move on freely.

Venus in Gemini opposes Saturn in Sagittarius  – July 24th

The day after the New Moon, Venus in Gemini opposes Saturn in Sagittarius, we are faced with the perpetual reality that what we desire most is not immediately in our midst.  This opposition causes tension if we do not have a plan to manifest our desires.  With a plan, we understand that what we want and what we do, are one.  This notion eases the tension that an opposition generally causes.  With patience and discipline, all things are possible.  When we are able to synthesize what we want with what it takes we create major changes for ourselves, instantly.  We must be responsible whether we have 10 dollars or 10 million dollars, so by taking responsibility for what we love, we are moving forward.

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