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.”

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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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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 — Full Moon in Taurus

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 November 4th, 2017 there will be a Full Moon in Taurus opposed the Sun in Scorpio.  20 minutes before the Sun and the Moon come into exact opposition, Venus in Libra and Uranus in Aries come into an exact opposition as well.  This means a lot of change is in store in the realms of perception and love.

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The Full Moon in Taurus at the 11th Degree invites happy and smooth outcomes to any problem you may be facing on the material plane.  The Sun in Scorpio finds us answering for our past mistakes.  Denial and blameshifting are not looked upon favorably at this time alternatively accountability and taking responsibility for past mistakes will be rewarded favorably under this full moon.   The differences between the two actions mentioned above are whether you learned from your mistake or are you going to throw a pity party for yourself because you couldn’t live up to a particular standard.  This Full Moon is keeping you grounded through any turmoil you may be experiencing and will show up as a proverbial life raft in the nick of time.   Learning to unplug your self from outside sources and connect with yourself to align with what you love.

Venus will be opposing Uranus exactly 20 minutes before the full moon reaches it’s exact opposition, highlighting changes in your love life.  This is not limited to romantic love but anything you are connected to on a deep spiritual level.  What makes this a magical full moon is that no matter your present conditions or limitations, it will not be a factor during this time.  You can enact quick and rapid change for yourself at this time.  Will it last forever? That’s a whole other subject.  If you focus on areas where you are competent it will have effects in the areas where you lack competence.  Overall, change and excitement are on the cusp ready to spill over into your life, so be encouraged.

This Full Moon has an aspect of Neptune mixed in this go around, ushering in the magic to this current transit.  Neptune is the watery and illusionary world we live in.  Where we are and our current situation is 100% transitory.  We are in a state of constant flux and are generally positioned wherever are dominant thoughts lead us.  Where are your thoughts leading you? In the upcoming days reflect and examine your thoughts, determine your dominant thoughts, and you will determine your destination.  This is a time when your psychic abilities will be on high and your intuition will have you in the right place at the right time.  The work required during this Full Moon transit is for you to practice allowing instead of blocking.

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 Gemini)

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.

Fire Sign Grand Trine
We are experiencing a Fire Sign Grand Trine with the planets and constellations Aries in Uranus, Leo in the North Node, and Saturn in Sagittarius. When you have three planets forming a perfect triangle, this forms a Grand Trine. So if you allow this energy to inspire you, it will support harmony and ease in your everyday endeavors. This energy is empowering the individual’s perseverance and determination when following the soul but not in a passive way, in an energetic and passionate way. So once again, this is the beginning to a build up of energy in the sign of Leo that will lead us into a Solar Eclipse in August. The North Node in Leo will be featured, as well as this Fire Sign Grand Trine. With all that being said, this is a powerful time to manifest and set your sights on your destiny. If you are not forging your life, then it will be very unfortunate for you, there will be no more excuses. We must do the things we know we need to do, we can not expect others to pick up the slack. If we use this energy correctly, we will begin to change our realities in amazing ways.

Venus Square Pluto
Now that Venus has come out of the Shadow, we can begin to be clear about what we want and don’t want. We are experiencing clarity when it comes to our needs. That can show up differently depending on the situation. One might have to tell their partner how they need to be loved and that news may not be taken so well. One could be ready to start a relationship that is worth their while. Ultimately this is a time of endings and new beginnings, so don’t be afraid to walk and talk in truth, the energy is supported. With the New moon, it is time to cultivate the Love Life we desire, now combined with the magic of Pluto in Capricorn, one has to understand that however this plays out, it is in alignment with your highest good.

New Moon in Gemini

The Moon is dealing with your unconscious energy, you may or may not like the reflection that the Moon is setting forward. It could also be that people are projecting their dark and unconscious energy on you. Understanding that these deep-rooted issues have to come up to the surface if you intend to heal, may put some of the untimely things in perspective. Ultimately this is signaling of you to take responsibility for your own reality. This is a time to sow the seeds of your future. This is a magical time, whenever there are times like these the distractions are heavy. We are called to be focused on working with the rhythm of nature, aligning our minds, hearts, and bodies to that which we seek. The New Moon also falls on Thursday which is ruled by Jupiter, signaling that if we want to make changes financially, we have to use this energy to be empowered to take the next step. This is a time for ascendance and mastery, so be empowered. Ultimately ask questions and be prepared to not like the answers you hear, but find comfort in knowing the truth.

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Peace & Calm

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