Full Moon in Sagittarius | May 29th, 2018 | Apocalypse and Revelation

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 May 29th, 2018, we will have a Full Moon at 8° Sagittarius, a full moon occurs when the Sun is Opposite the Moon.  This Full Moon will be complex, special, and transformative. This Full Moon will be highlighted by three Planetary Aspects, individually they come with a lot of power, so I can only imagine what they will manage to stir up being combined with a Full Moon.  There will be a Yod, a Grand Trine, and a Mystic Rectangle. These aspects usually come with wordy astrological terms that tend to leave the uninitiated lost in a maze of words, in this article we will explain these aspects in a way we can understand and implement in our daily lives immediately upon hearing them, and no longer be confused.

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YOD

The first Aspect is the Yod.  The Yod will be capped off with Saturn in Capricorn quincunx the Sun in Gemini and the North Node in Pisces.  The fact that the Sun and North Node form a sextile creates the aspect of the Yod. A Yod is also known as ‘the finger of God’ based on the fact that it is always centered around themes of fate and challenges.  A Yod is a challenging aspect based on the fact that it wants to evolve you spiritually and make you more aware. So with this aspect, you will understand life at a deeper level, learn truths, and discern certain illusions.  Ultimately the things uncovered during the full moon will be beneficial for some of us instantly and for others, it will develop over time.

 

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WATER SIGN  GRAND TRINE

The Next Aspect we need to discuss is the Water Sign Grand Trine.  Venus in Cancer will be trine Neptune in Pisces which will also be trine Jupiter in Scorpio.  This creates the synergy of Healing Vibrations at just the right time. A Water Sign Grand Trine provides emotional support and blessings for the most unfortunate of us.  Venus in Cancer is really focused at home and providing the best possible life and willing to deal with the deeper issues. Jupiter in Scorpio is ready to transform your darkest of times and provide you with some light and benefits.  Neptune in Pisces is offering Divine Love of the highest calling. All three of these energies will be pulling the strings of whatever events occur during this full moon cycle. Learning how to direct your emotions and maintain an emotional balance will lead you through a complex and confusing time.  Jupiter Trine Neptune is extremely idealistic and occult. By tapping into your spirit and letting it lead you during this time will lead to the most beneficial results.

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MYSTIC RECTANGLE

The Mystic Rectangle contains 4 planets of 2 elements (Fire & Air) that form a rectangle and create 2 oppositions.  The fact that it is a rectangle is because all four planets are sextile, trine, and opposed from each other.  This energy is speaking to understanding what needs to be done, bringing the opposing energy together, and make whole again.  It is not just a naked opposition, it is protected and guided by the trine and sextiles. So ultimately if you are able to bring the Energy of Mars in Aquarius together with the North Node in Leo, as well as the Full Moon opposition of Sun and Moon, this will allow being whole in a confusing time, ultimately knowing what you want to do.  Mars in Aquarius is not comfortable being this fresh into Aquarius, what helps this energy is to know that changes are required for you to step into your North Node in Leo. The Sun in Gemini is conflicted with all of the energy surrounding it, the past and future come face to face, oppose the Moon in Sagittarius which wants to just end all forms of a purposeless life, by dealing with and accepting your purpose your actually making the opposition whole once again.  

FULL MOON CONJUNCT ANTARES  — ALDEBARAN

When a planet is conjunct a fixed star the planet takes on the energy of the Fixed Star creating more variables for how the planet’s energy will manifest in Astrology.  The Fixed Stars that will be conjunct this Full Moon are Antares and Aldebaran. These stars are known as 2 of the 4 Key Stars or Archangel Stars. Michael (Aldebaran) and Oriel (Antares).  These four Stars have been characterized as Horses, as in the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. Antares is also known as the Heart of Scorpio. Based simply on that analogy Antares is at the heart of one’s personal transformation.  Sitting at 8 degrees Sagittarius it has the appeal of finding your path or purpose when being conjunct a Full Moon. It also points to showing your flaws that may be blocking you to reach your path.  Aldebaran is known as “the enlightened” which is based on pure unbiased truth. So this placement you can clearly see how some will rejoice with this fixed star energy and some will be utterly destroyed due to the fact that illusions they believed so much in are starting to now fall apart.  It’s also interesting to note that John f. Kennedy has his Sun conjunct Aldebaran, while Saddam Hussein has his Moon conjunct Antares.  This is all during a Full Moon in Sagittarius that mirrors the president Donald Trump’s Natal Chart, it makes you wonder what is truly happening during this Full Moon. Add in the “This is America video from Childish Gambino” and the “Heavenly Bodies: Met Gala” which was mainly an Anti-Trump affair one can’t help but wonder if this is all the settings for a major sacrifice. We will soon see.

apocalypse “revelation, disclosure,”

revelation “disclosure of information to man by a divine or supernatural agency,”

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Orisha of the Week — Obatala  

The Orisha of the Week is oldest and wisest of them all Obatala.  It is said that Obatala created Earth and the Human body.  He represents purity and uncovering mysteries.  He also can show up as she, there are many Caminos (paths) for Obatala that show up as a woman.  Obatala can be Young or Old.  Everything about obatala is White representing the purity.  He likes order and a clean environment, he is also very patient when it comes to his children. and is known to listen to you when no other orisha won’t.  His number is 8 and his counterpart within Santeria is the Virgin of Mercy.  Since Obatala created human beings we can all call on this energy in our times of need.  Obatala is the Orisha of this Full Moon in Sagittarius, even though he comes with a sword, he will be fighting for you and your path.  

 

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New Moon in Taurus| Uranus Transits Taurus | May 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 May 15th, 2018 there will be a New Moon in the constellation of Taurus at 24°.  The 24th Degree mark of Taurus speaks to a threat to your safety and environment.  So in this article, we will discuss the things that can be done to identify and eliminate the threat.   This New Moon cycle will no doubt usher in changes in the collective and the individual so it is best to understand these changes.

Why Study Astrology?

“Many scholars know very well that astrology is a science, a very old science, and it is a science, esoterically speaking, related with the Consciousness, the way in which we relate the Consciousness with the cosmos, and how the cosmos is related with us.  The human being is the microcosmos of the macro cosmos. gnosticstudies.org 

TAURUS

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So it is best for us to understand the connection of the constellation Taurus and how it relates to us.  The symbol of Taurus is a bull, what is the meaning of this symbol?  We also know that the element of Taurus is earth, how does this relate to us?

The human brain is split into three parts: intellectual(air), emotional (water), and sexual (fire).  The physical body is represented as the element earth.  So from this, we can understand that Taurus rules over the physical body.  Understanding that when we put energy into the different elements within, we then activate the microcosmos of our reality.  Understanding our inner workings compels the body to act, if we are unconscious to those inner workings we may act in ways we don’t understand or even like.  So understanding Taurus is understanding the Bull and that is understanding our physical nature.  The Constellation of Taurus or the Bull is important in various ancient civilization, only a fool would see this as pure idol worship, there must be a deeper significance to the Bull.  The Bull has the same meaning in every language, he is not easily tamed, irresistible, and constantly moving forward.  This is the force of the Earth, this is the force of you.  The Bull(Taurus) represents Earth and everything in it (power).  The cow, in general, is a symbol of life, the bull representing the masculine brute force, the cow representing the milk or the feminine vital sustenance we need for sustaining life.  Taurus rules the throat or the word.  The Word represents something physical, the word identifies physical things.  Like “book” or “house”. Your mind visualizes something physical.  Everything carries a sound or a frequency, even if you can’t hear it, you can see it, and that is based on sound as well.

Language is dumbed down now but there was a time when people knew how to use their words.  That’s where the power of prayer and mantras came from, they may seem useless now, but there was a time when they produced instantaneous results.  To a degree, we still have that power and even though subtle we can still create our reality with our words.  Before anything became physical we had to speak it into existence and this speaks to Taurus energy.

New Moon in Taurus (May 15th, 2018)

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The New Moon is when the Sun and the Moon form a conjunction.  They take place every 28 days.  This New Moon takes place at the 24th degree of Taurus’ Third Decan.  The third decan of Taurus is ruled by Saturn.  Which gives this new moon a serious tone in the form of knowing what’s best for you.  This New moon Activate the fixed Star Algol, known as the evilest star in the heavens.  It is malefic but everything in astrology has two sides, there is a lot to learn from this New Moon if one is open to higher spiritual concepts.  Challenges ultimately do not mean defeat, it may very well mean that there is latent energy within you that will rise to meet any challenge.

New Moons represent times we want to plant seeds, one cycle is ending, while another one is beginning.  Since the Moon and the Sun cancel each other out we are essentially working blind.  This allows you to develop a new perspective on life and create new goals for yourself.

Uranus Transits Taurus (May 15th, 2018)

Personally, when Aries has changed signs they have marked new challenges in my life I had to overcome.  In 2011, Uranus transited into Aries from Pisces.  Aries representing the Warrior energy and Uranus representing the Awakened spiritual energy,  Since 2011 I have been on a path of constantly waking up those forces.  Uranus in Aries’ goal was to awaken the individual spirit of the collective as in preparation for the Taurus transit.  It did not represent peace on earth, it represented the peace within you must have in a changing world.  

On May 15th, Uranus will make his introduction in the constellation of Aries bringing about change in how we see our world.  So the questions this transit will ask is “how are you not free financially”.  A lot of people will wake up to the realization that they are simply a wage slave and will look to other alternatives for financial gain.  Not to say that everyone will own businesses but we will find different ways to support ourselves.  You can see this is starting with the rise of Uber and Amazon.  People are beginning to find opportunities outside of the original power structure and with this transit, that trend will continue.

Uranus in Taurus Square Mars in Capricorn

Mars is at the 29th degree of Capricorn, the very last degree, squaring Uranus at the Beginning stages of Taurus.  Uranus and Mars can learn a lot from each other.  Mars finishing up his ascension through Capricorn is fully charged with who he is and what he wants to do, this energy is squaring or challenging Uranus, which is in a New Constellation ready to disrupt the status Quo.  To get on top of this energy one has to be ready for all possible scenarios.  This transit reminds me of the saying “life is 10 percent of what happens to me and 90 percent how I respond to what happens”, I am paraphrasing.  This transit will be activated by the New Moon on May 15th.

New Moon in Taurus Trine Pluto in Capricorn

This New Moon comes with a soft aspect when it is trine the planet Pluto in Capricorn.  We may not know that we are built for the physical changes in our lives emotionally.  Well, a Trine represents an innate gift and possibly something we are born with, whether we recognize that is totally up to us.  Will we face adversity with a positive mindset, or will you quit before you even try?

Orisha of the Week

OSHUN IBU KOLE

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Taurus rules the second house of Astrology, the second house rules over possessions, but not just physical, also our traits and characteristics we value in ourselves.  Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus, Venus is the equivalent of Oshun in Yoruba, Ifa, and Santeria religions respectively.  Oshun is the Goddess of fresh water, sensuality, prosperity, love, and fertility.  Oshun is represented as a beautiful young woman.  Oshun has many different paths or names,  Oshun Ibu Kole is just one of those.  This Oshun is the one who gathers dust from sweeping that takes care of the house or the one who picks through and recovers the garbage.  She is inseparable from the vulture.  Vultures are prominent in ancient mythology based on their ability to consume death and produce life.  In Cuba, this version of Oshun is honored above all.  She is the highest of all witches and knows how to make and cast spells. She is known to roll around in mud and is known as the lowest aspect of Oshun, which could also be translated as the most relatable.  So, in other words, this Oshun goes through the darkness to get through the light, as if there is any other way to gain light.

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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

Ogun

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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Full Moon in Libra (Blue Moon March 31st, 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 31st, 2018, we will have a Full Moon at 10° Libra, a full moon occurs when the Sun is Opposite the Moon.  This the second moon in the month of March,  when this occurs colloquially this is called a “blue” moon.  Not because the moon is blue but it is from the word belewe, ‘to betray’.

The original meaning would then have been “betrayer moon”, referring to a full moon that would “normally” (in years without an intercalary month) be the full moon of spring, while in an intercalary year, it was “traitorous” in the sense that people would have had to continue fasting for another month in accordance with the season of Lent.

There is also a T-square to Mars conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius.  A T-square occurs when three planets form a 90-degree angle, creating three squares, which present challenges in our experience.  This will be a Cardinal T Square since the planets involved are Libra, Aries, and Capricorn.  The challenge is learning how to work together, with ourselves and our environment.  There is also a Mercury retrograde Opposite the Full Moon, so this puts immense pressure on our identity, minds, and the words we choose.  This is a time of belief, generally, we can believe positively or negatively, with just as much fervor, and create miraculous or disastrous results.

Since the Full Moon takes place at the 10th Degree of Libra, let us discuss this point.  The 10-degree mark for Libra speaks to relationships, as well as independence, idealism, courage, and sometimes arrogance.  On the Aries side of things the 10-degree marks things such as gullibility, romance, too good to be true because it is, affairs, and changes.  So ultimately this is a relationship test.  The constellation of Libra deals with relationships, the second decan is ruled by Uranus/Saturn, representing ultimately karmic bonds.  Shifts and changes will happen during this full moon, based on the fact that the Sun is shining through to your subconscious (moon) in this area of thought.  It does not matter if you are single, or in a relationship, this applies to whatever the issues you may have in this realm (relationships), so let it come to the surface and heal it.

The straining conflicting energy will be based on the conjunction between Mars and Saturn in Capricorn.  Karma is often unagreeable yet unavoidable.  All of these energies produce reactions based on your awareness.  Negative thought processes create negative realities, and that is always our responsibility to adjust.  The reality is if we don’t take responsibility for our thoughts, planets like Saturn are always there to remind us.  This is not completely resulted in negativity, Saturn can also reward and bring success and riches, but not like in a wish upon a star kind of way.  Always a positive thing to do with an abundance of Mars energy is to find a creative outlet or workout.  Generally burning this energy brings about material results in direct or indirect ways.  Energy is to be used, not just observed.  Mars is the strongest in Capricorn, so this represents a window of really getting some things done.  Things that require hard work and endurance.  The idea of being independent will be fully exposed as in sickness, weird turns of events, or depression.  These things will require you to reach out to others based on need.  A need that was always there.  So be mindful if you are under the assumption that you can do it all by yourself.  Saturn is the Lord of Karma, in other words, you can lie to Hood Mystic but you can’t lie to Saturn.  Mars symbolizes action, motivation, inspiration, and desire.  The idea is to properly channel this energy into fruitful endeavors rather than wasteful ones.

The sign opposite Aries is Libra, the sign of diplomacy. Libra people want to generate peace in their surroundings. Libra is the sign associated with the significant other and with the need to create relationships. Libras are constantly considering what will make them happy in relation to what will make their partners happy. They are often willing to compromise their own positions in search of that illusive point of harmony, of equilibrium.

When a T-Square intensifies the skies, we are forced to make a decision, get off the fence and stop procrastinating. Unpleasant scenarios we’ve been avoiding may demand our attention, like chickens coming home to roost. T-Square energy can be forceful and unstoppable—a bit ruthless.

Jupiter in Scorpio will be sextiling Pluto in Capricorn.  This aspect represents an opportunity and a change of environment, especially if you are looking to exert any power over your life.  It may be that you are in the wrong location, look for opportunities that require moving and realigning with your soul.  Follow your soul/heart, do what feels right instead of thinking yourself out of it.  Follow the money as well, in search of financial improvement, you may not be in the best spot for you, be open to opportunities elsewhere.  This is an inner game as well, it’s important to be open to change and better situations.  Let’s be open to receive and open to change, change for the better.

Full Moon in Libra is not a comfortable moon,  its unsure of itself and may be too concerned what others think.  Are you succeeding for you or for what others may think of you?   Don’t reach over and beyond for love and relationships, the energy is speaking to you overcompensating rather than creating true love bonds.  Let’s not forget to factor that there is a Mercury retrograde opposite this Full Moon, which creates conflict naturally, serving yourself eases the conflict.  We have a Double Square(The Moon & The Sun) to a Mars/Saturn conjunction so the conflicts can show up as communication miscues, affairs, and what you need to do vs what you want to do.  Expect things to come to the surface during this Full Moon phase.  Don’t expect to fall in love with someone you know is not right for you, to work out favorably, understand the energy is showing you something about yourself that you need to work on, not embrace.

Full Moons bring things to the surface that need to be purged and released, be mindful of the things you need and don’t need, and focus on the things you plan to bring to a relationship.  If the energy confuses you or baffles you the best thing to do is to fall back and let things blow over.  Be mindful of being seduced and forced into situations you really don’t want to be in, situations you will later regret.  Ultimately a time for personal power and growth, addressing how you relate to others is the key to understanding this Full Moon transit.

Orisha Of The Week

Obba

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Oba is the Orisha of marriage and personal transformation, which makes her related to Libra the house of partnership.  Oba is the very first wife of Shango, she was the ideal wife until she was tricked by her sister Oya.  After being embarrassed and kicked out the kingdom she fled to the cemetery where she went through a personal transformation into her true power.  We learn the most about ourselves through our relationships whether business or personal.  These partnerships enhance our lives, make them worth living.  Oba is the Orisha of the home but at the same time, she has fierce support and love for her husband even if it puts her in danger.  In this feminist society, it is no wonder she is not as popular of an Orisha as Oshun or Oya.  She represents feminine duty of the wife and mother, I personally do not see anything wrong with that.  She creates new pathways that have not been invented that gives you respect and the ability to provide for your family.   Oba is patient and a teacher.  Her color is pink, burgundy, and red.  She is a fighter and a warrior, she is also a protector.  She is teaching us how to transmute our pain to become our highest self through our relationships.  Oba is available.

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

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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

This Week in Astrology — Solar Eclipse in Aquarius (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 February 15th, 2018 a partial solar eclipse will take place on the planet.  A solar eclipse is when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, thereby totally or partly obscuring the image of the sun for a viewer on Earth.  A Solar Eclipse is a New Moon and with any New Moon, this is a time for setting intentions and new beginnings. The Solar Eclipse is a New Moon with additional power.  So in this article, we will discuss the transits that will be happening during this Solar Eclipse cycle and some things we can do to prepare for it.  

New Moon in Aquarius

A New Moon is when the Sun and the Moon are conjunct, this New Moon is in the Constellation of Aquarius.  To fully understand this transit we have to fully examine the sign of Aquarius and what it means.  Aquarius is ruled by the planet Uranus, it is an Air sign, it promotes originality unpredictability.  Themes during an Aquarius transit will be around surrendering, liberation, and freedom.  The Sun and the Moon represent who you are personally and how you are feeling.  A New Moon is a perfect time to calibrate how you feel with who you are so you can live a more authentic life.  We have an inner and outer life, this New Moon cycle is a perfect time to align those lives so that we can express ourselves in truth.  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.

A deeper understanding of this time we are living in will give you the peace of mind needed to move forward.  We are living in a time called the Aquarian Age, our central sun is approaching this constellation, so with each passing year, we get closer to the full realization of the age.  The Aquarian Age represents humanity’s realization of their essential unity, how to be apart of the collective, as well as being an original person.  Freedom is a theme of the Aquarian Age, so to fully get free you will have to see where you are imprisoned and free yourself.

Aquarius is ruled by Uranus and this New Moon is additionally aided by a sextile to Uranus in Aries, adding more energy around the possibility for change and unexpected circumstances.  If you use this energy to reflect a changed person and are focused on your goals, you will be propelled to heights once thought unimaginable.  On the contrary, if one is struggling with change, this will be a rough transit based on missed opportunities and likely regret.  If one recognizes that change is supreme one will likely flourish through our current Eclipse Cycle.

This New Moon Solar Eclipse will square Jupiter in Scorpio, which will give us all an opportunity to overcome some major obstacles.   Jupiter in Scorpio is a light in the darkness.  Do you like what you see? Are you willing to change the things you do not like?  This is not a time for doom and gloom, this is an opportunity to make major changes.  It is a matter of perspective, yet there will be a large amount of energy available to actually overcome those obstacles.

“Where Jupiter in Libra was about working through our relationship with the outside world and balancing our inner work to find the greatest expansion of ourselves. Jupiter in Scorpio looks to bring optimism in our darker expressions to bring about expansion through transformation.”

Hood Mystic — Article

New Moon in Aquarius (1)

During this New Moon, Mars will be Aspected by Neptune in Pisces and North Node in Leo.  Mars is in the Constellation of Sagittarius energizing exploration, adventure, optimism, and faith.  Actions are focused on the future and the energy will be available to make changes for the better.  Mars trine the North Node doubles down on this optimistic view of the future, it does not matter where you are in the present.  With a square to Neptune, it is important for the individual to be focused on a real result, rather than a fantasy. 

The Shango Eclipse 

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Aquarius is associated with change, rebellion, and disruption all themes that reflect Shango, the warrior Orisha of thunder, lightning, and fire.  Shango is known for working miracles.  Shango also rules over friends and associations, how people view you and receive you.  High Shango energy means you are well received and have a high sexual energy.  Shango also has dominion in the astrology transit of Mars in Sagittarius where energy and focus come together for a beautiful dance.  Dancing is one of Shango’s main characteristics.

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Shango & Oya

This New Moon will be sextile Uranus, inviting Shango(New Moon in Aquarius) and Oya(Uranus in Aries) to once again unite to bring a major change in the individual.  “Oya is the favorite wife of Shango, the only wife who remained true to him until the end, leaving Oyo with him and becoming a deity when he did. She is Goddess of the Niger River, which is called the River Oya, but she manifests herself as the strong wind that precedes a thunderstorm. When Shango wishes to fight with lightning, he sends his wife ahead of him to fight with the wind.”   Shango once had 2 wives.  Oshun who was sexually attractive.  Oba who was the perfect doting wife.  He banished both of them because he realized that is not what he wanted.  He wanted something much more, he wanted a partner, and that is what he found in Oya.  Oya gave Shango his space, she complimented him and was there for him when he needed her the same as he was for her.  Oya recognized she needed space too.  They formed a balanced and supportive relationship.

What we can take from this story, is how to find our perfect balance.  Are we living in the ideal we had as children? Have we matured to enough to create a new ideal, that fits our new viewpoint of ourselves?  We have to be honest about our needs and what we truly want in order to get it.  Peace in our lives comes from honesty.  We can be honest with others and still not be honest with ourselves, creating the illusion of wellness, Shango is trying to present you with the reality of wellness.  To get there, you must be honest with yourself.  It is imperative.   We may have reached where we have become too arrogant and settled in our ignorance to make a change with our free will, that is when Shango and Oya come through with the energy of change, whether you like it or not.

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