Saturday, December 16, 2017

New Moon in Sagittarius | starting from an older wiser position, growing younger, shaping the energies for the quest ahead, the ducks start lining up, that new door to the left where'd that door come from?

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We have our annual New Moon in Sagittarius at 1:30AM Sunday night.

This Moon will bring us back (emotionally/maybe literally), as it bangs up against previous Mercury retrograde touchstones, to late November/early December when Mercury squared Chiron, trined Uranus and conjuncted Saturn - all things the Moon is doing now!

Our Mercury retrograde re-visions, re-works, questions and answers play into this one. So, we have the energy of the New Moon, very late in the game, but likely at the time when we can make the best use of it!

The Sun and Moon are at 26 degrees Sagittarius - conjunct the Galactic Center (!), conjunct Saturn (moving home to Capricorn two days later), squaring Chiron (in Pisces) and trining Uranus and Pallas (in Aries).

Now Sagittarius is a mutable sign. The mutable signs prepare us for the change into the next season and this Moon really has her work cut out for her!

New Moons are the time to set new intentions and working with Sagittarius themes (and the themes of your Sagittarius natal house) allow the natural energies to work with us.

As the Moon naturally waxes (grows) over the next two weeks, and really over the next 6 months, so does whatever our intentions set into motion.

Sagittarius is a fun-loving sign (ruled by Jupiter and ruler of our 9th house) that rules travel, freedom, adventure, legal issues, higher education, politics, the media, good luck, faith, religion, weddings, optimism, truth seekers, boldly going where no man has gone before, the quest  - it also rules carelessness, taking shortcuts, thinking we are right, making assumptions, throwing pink paint on problems and hoping they will go away, overconfidence, impatience and superficial fluff.

Besides the monthly lunar energy of "new beginnings" this particular Moon has its own relationship with the other players in the heavens based on its position.

Yes, this is a NEW BEGINNING focused on our QUEST, but since this is happening at the end of Sagittarius and we are about to step into so much Capricorn, we will not be able to ignore the reality of our current situation.

We will not be able to skip steps or bypass any regulations. If we "do not pass GO, we will not collect our $200". Those tall buildings Sagittarius likes to leap, well we can still get to the top but we are going to have to take the stairs. Eat your veggies and do some stretches first.

The square to Chiron lets us know something here is going to hurt. Maybe something isn't the way we want it to be. We could be reminded of wasted time and resources. Whatever this is, it matters. Don't sweep it under the rug because Saturn is coming in with a Dyson.

Feel the pain. It's the price of our ticket for this ride on Planet Earth. Let's resolve to do better. We always, always get another chance.

The trine to Uranus lets us know there is something exciting and innovative about this New Moon energy and yes, it could take us by surprise. Maybe it is something involving the internet or the group or a cause. Maybe it is simply a fresh idea whose time has come. Head toward that. Yes, we might have some unfinished business here, but we can still set our sights, and take action toward, that. Whatever we do will need to be grounded in reality.

The trine to Pallas (also in Aries and stationing direct just hours before the New Moon) lets us know our re-worked strategies, passions and battle plans will be needed.

With Saturn so close and so strong our options will probably be limited. We have to work with what we have and deal with where we are. We will also have to work with what we have learned in the last month. B has to follow A now and we will likely have one eye on the road ahead and one eye on the rear-view mirror!

The Sagittarius rocket-ship could crash land in a couple days (if it ever gets off the launching pad) and we are going to have to truck our butts (and baggage) onto the Capricorn train that will,

yes, stop at every station, and yes, require us to work our butts off and even toss our backs out now and then when we need to shovel coal into stalled engines and clear snow from icy tracks. 

BUT the train's slower pace will allow us to notice/experience things we would have missed on our rocket ship ride and when we arrive at our destination (in about 2.5 years) we will be stronger and sager. Guaranteed.

There is so much happening next week I wanted to get this post up early.

If you do not always do your New Moon intention setting, it is a good idea to DO THIS ONE.

The North Node is still in heart-centered Leo and this is also a fiery New Moon, let your heart guide you.

As always, write your New Moon intentions down by hand in script. Use strong ink and a clean sheet of paper. Do this in a quiet, respectful manner in a clean space. Vesta is still near enough to Jupiter and Jupiter is the ruler of this New Moon. Light a candle, and keep it burning for as long as you safely can, to honor her devotion.

Trust the process. We have cast our spell.

People always say that affirmations "only work if we take action". And this is true, but not in the way most people think because the affirmation is action.

It sets the energy in motion. Words are not just words. If done properly, in the right frame of mind, they line us up energetically with the thing we are seeking.

The new moon is a time of darkness. Think seeds in the ground. Your words are your seeds. Next week is huge so make some time this weekend to think about how you would like to work with this energy.

xo all

Friday, December 15, 2017

Venus Conjunct Mercury | love is in the air, say what you want, balanced communications, balance the books, talking to women, getting along, tell someone you love them

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We have a long Void Moon during the work day today, making this a good day for routine, practiced tasks, but not a good day to start/launch something brand new.

Many people will likely find a way to take the day off.

We have Mercury and Venus together at 17 degrees Sagittarius. They last met up back in mid-March when Venus was retrograde and now they meet with Mercury the one doing his backward thing. This is a nice aspect that makes communications (Mercury) balanced and diplomatic (Venus).

Say (Mercury) what you want (Venus).

No babble allowed now. Choose the words that reflect your most positive position - yes, meaning both certain and covered in pink-paint.

This is Sagittarius we are talking about - BIGGER is better. Be optimistic. 

(words always matters, but especially now, so if you are out to lunch today and biting into a tasty salad - I know you are eating salad right, that's not a donut in your hand is it - instead of saying "this isn't bad", a boisterous "this is delicious!" will attract more deliciousness your way now - truly, try it, this isn't new age hoopla, this is old age magic)

Pay someone a compliment.

Both Mercury (communication, learning, talking, writing, siblings, commerce, language, transportation - of things, people, ideas) and Venus (love, money. beauty. women, self-esteem, our values, attraction) are trining (brakes off) Ceres in Leo.

Ceres is about nurturing, growth, the seasons of our life - mothers, daughters. What are we wanting to grow here? What needs our care and attention? Again this is about our Leo house - the way we are meant to shine in the world. What our heartbeat is seeking that seeks our heartbeat right back. WHAT DO YOU WANT?

Mercury is still retrograde. He spoke with Ceres back on November 16th so this could be about re-thinking/re-hashing a previous conversation, asking again, talking about the issue again. Re-looking at some prior information.

Whatever it is we want - the first seed is always the thought that we want it. Then the words. Venus is making our conversations magnetic now. Be clear. Speak up. Talk to a woman. It will be easier to find agreement because we will feel the need to be in agreement. Balance the books. Talk about money. This energy is good for relationship communications, too. The Void Moon (in Scorpio) could help this along by making conversations intimate enough to be connecting, but not intimate enough for anything disagreeable/too challenging to surface.

Next week we have some of the biggest astrology of the year, so get some rest and have some fun this weekend.

I will write about the week ahead over the weekend. IT'S HUGE.

Tell someone (ok, lots of someones) you love them.

Say what you really want/like/need. Loud and proud.

Call your mother - or thank someone who has mothered you. Call your daughter - or thank someone who has allowed you to mother them. Hug a tree. Thank Mother Earth.

Mercury will trine (brakes off) Ceres one more time on New Year's Eve - this time moving direct - that could be the answer/decision/movement forward - full steam ahead moment set into motion now.

xo all

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Venus Trine the North Node | lining up money/ love matters with our heart, journeying with an open heart, giving what we want to get, getting in proportion to what we have given away, born to do this

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Venus (love, money, beauty, self-esteem, our values) in Sagittarius trines (brakes off) the North Node in Leo (our collective way forward as we follow our heart/Sun).

Now our natal Sagittarius and Leo houses always enjoy an innate ability to work together.

But today's exact lineup of planetary inhabits in these areas at 16 degrees - (where is 16 Sag in your natal chart? where is 16 Leo)

VENUS and the NORTH NODE - give these houses/themes extra oomph.

Maybe with Venus sextiling the South Node - there is some kind of "reward/payback" here for money/love previously spent/given out. Trines can be subtle so the "reward" may not come in the form of a year-end bonus (although it might), but could be more like an internal knowing that things are going to be just fine. A sense of ease.

This would be a good time to give what we are wanting to get

Remember the trine is toward the North Node. The more we are able to do something new, the more we are able to connect with these energies.

If action is required (and it might not be and it certainly won't be big action) - this won't be something we don't want to do.

Leo/the Sun is about following our heart - so this will always be about something that is seeking us because we are equally seeking it. This would be movement toward something that requires us to work our Leo, work our Sun - to be brave and confident, to be creative - something we would be proud to be 'known' for. Something that puts us on our natural 'stage'. That provides us with our innately deserved 'crown'. Whatever these energies are lining up in our lives - we were born to do this.

Mercury is still retrograde promising twists and turns. Sometimes connections with the North Node during a Mercury retrograde could point us in an entirely different direction. Keep your eyes and heart open now. Venus is in Sagittarius so this may be more about the big picture. No matter what has come before for all of us we have many, many more wonderful days ahead.

Saturn comes home to Capricorn in 5 days.

What can we celebrate now?

xo all