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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Orishas of the Week: Oya and Obatala
Theme of the Week: Letting go of the things that no longer serve us, preparation for transformation.
Jupiter enters Scorpio October 10th 2017
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. Jupiter in Libra was more of choosing your team, and now in Scorpio is more of a vetting of our teammates. The question is, do they have what it takes. Jupiter is optimistic and thus represents your optimism, Scorpio represents the darkness necessary for transformation. Understanding why we go through what we go through and what did we learn from it will be the theme coming up in this current Jupiter Cycle. Can we learn the benefits of darkness? Our relationships will be what we bring into this cycle, Scorpio will alert us to the why. Jupiter is seeking intimacy in Scorpio, the kind of intimacy that brings satisfaction to our carnal desires. How you are able to handle this energy will be paramount to your expansion over the next 13 months. Jupiter will be in Scorpio until 11/8/18. Remember to being the light to any darkness you experience to overcome and thrive during this transit.
Venus in Virgo oppose Chiron in Pisces October 10th 2017
Venus in Virgo represents your love at its highest octave, its greatest potential. What stands in the way of this is opposed Chiron in Pisces representing your deepest wound. How adept at you at reconciling your pain and trauma? Do you mask it or deal with it? The question of how you actually deal with pain do you let it bring you down or do you cut it off. In truth our greatest love comes from healing those wounds and moving forward from healing. The falsehood is when we don’t deal or try to mask these pains and keep acting like it isn’t there. Active healing is called for during this transit.
Mars in Virgo square Saturn in Sagittarius October 11th 2017
Whenever we experience an aspect to Saturn in Sagittarius the question comes are we aligned with our soul’s purpose. If we are, Saturn rewards. If we are not, Saturn disciplines. Mars in Virgo represents our actions in the context of purpose, the challenge is making the right decisions. Continuing to walk in our path if we have been sidelined, or managing begin to walk in our light will be highlighted under this transit. Most people do not like this transit because it requires accountability to be on the positive side of it. Remember that no shot goes in that you never shoot.
Venus in Virgo inconjunct Uranus in Aries October 11th 2017
Learning how to incorporate imperfections into your perfect vision. Even better the imperfections of you is what makes you perfect, strange as it seems. Venus in Virgo representing your highest octave of love, inconjunct/quincunx to Uranus in Aries represents your individual Soul Urge. Inconjunctions represent integrating the different aspects of our lives. So this particular aspect is based upon integrating perfection and the unpredictability of our urges and being okay where they lead us. But at least we went for it. Where can we let go of things that no longer serve us without emotional turmoil.
Mercury in Libra sextiles North Node October 12th 2017
This transit puts wings on our thoughts and ideas, raises them to another level. Mercury in Libra is enhanced with balanced mental acuity. So make sure to be active in the realms of communication, writing, and any creative projects. Whether the break happens now or later, the work you do now will be the seed you need to plant for a later date. Stay active.
Mercury in Libra sextiles Saturn in Sagittarius October 12th 2017
Continuing to work towards your future and being aligned with a positive one where you will be rewarded. Opportunities don’t come knocking everyday and they don’t return because you missed the call. The saying goes if you stay ready you never need to get ready.
Venus enters Libra October 14th 2017
Our love moves into a conceptual stage. We begin to examine and investigate the love we truly seek as it evolves. A perfect place to be to prepare for a New Moon in Libra happening on the 18th. Libra being an Air Sign and Venus an Earth Planet, we can expect great changes in our ideas surrounding love and how it is expressed.
Pluto will conjunct Mars in Capricorn October 19, 2016.
First we will talk about Pluto. This Planet is like the shadow, following you around everywhere you go, not making it’s presence known. Shrouded in mystery, Pluto rules the sign Scorpio. It represents the deep soul-like instincts. It represents the dark times, before you know your inner-self, also the wisdom post transformation.
Next we will talk about Mars, we talk about a planet seeking redemption. Our Warrior, Wizard, Magician, and High Priestess energy is tied up in this planet. Mars is the Red Planet, representing the blood and/or bloodline. This fight is ancestral and unconscious when MARS and PLUTO conjunct.
This conjunction is represented by the Orisha Ogun. We can see us being rewarded justly and fairly, soon. MARS/PLUTO is organizing a plan for the individual and the collective simultaneously. So there will be no hesitation, the path will be clear. Ogun carries an axe to clear the way for us. When these planets align an AXE will appear in the sky and in our minds and open the path for us all.
Hillary Clinton was born with a Mars/Pluto Conjunct. This transit will inconjunct her natal placement in Leo, wielding her AXE to behead any competition. October 19 will be a turning point for her. She will reveal some deep dark secrets to put an end to her competition, securing her path to the 2016 Presidential Election. I use her as an example of what energy is present FOR ALL OF US to access at this present time.
Let us be Calm and Peaceful and Observant, and witness a foundation shift in all of our lives. Until Next Time.
Peace & Calm