Samhain’s New Moon: Return From the Veils

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days, New Moon on November 7, 2018 by themagickalpen

November 7.2018
astrological Samhain
6:18a.m. (EST)

New Moon in Scorpio
11:02a.m. (EST)

Today is astrological Samhain and boasts a New Moon in mystical Scorpio. What an auspicious event! What a power-filled day!

Samhain celebrates the parting of the veils and opportunity to reach into the world of the Ancestors as we seek their wisdom, blessings and more. Astrological Scorpio enables dipping into a watery well of mysticism, intuition and transformation. The New Moon provides a quickening that catalyzes all that stands as opportunity for rebirth, emergence from the source of its creation and seeding towards the future.

I love the dynamics of this New Moon/Samhain combo! And, I am choosing to dive deeply into those fixed dark waters of Scorpio. Scorpio is the only astrological sign that boasts three (3) levels of expression- the scorpion-the eagle and the Phoenix.

As the scorpion, the energy is covert and strikes out of nowhere with a certain amount of brooding and self-directed reflection. When this energy reveals itself, we stand back, silently observe and assess, taking it all in. We don the masks that are designed to provide the world with the image we wish to project and when the time is right we reach out spilling our emotive truths, often stinging as we move our course.

As the eagle, Scorpio’s energy approaches from the heights. Again, much surveying and observation, and just like the eagle, when the precise prey is detected, the energy swoops in, filling the vessel to the brim with waters that are purposeful and emotions that are pointed and directed.

And, finally as the Phoenix, the energy of water behaves as the quickening fires of a womb of transformative creation, that must first burn to purify, render down to ash before it can be made manifest once again and arises anew, similar , et dynamically transmuted.

These three visions align quite beautifully with the penultimate Goddess of Samhain, Hecate. SHE who dons the three faces of maiden, mother and crone-creatrix, bone mother and necromantor of the dead. Hecate is also a Goddess of the Moon and HER heart beats within the waters of Lady Moon’s faces.

Hecate’s Maiden hides her true face as she hones her skills and assesses how she will decide to move through her life. She holds her emotions close to heart and when betrayed or otherwise provoked, can lash out, stinging un-relentlessly, and just as the scorpion itself, is often oblivious to what its object of attention is.

Hecate’s Mother feeds and nurtures her children, the unloved-the unwanted and in keeping with a Mother’s love, provides ruthlessly and with precise intent what is needed for survival. The Eagle hunts because it must. The Eagle ascends into the skies to protect  and hold vantage point of dominant sight. And, Hecate the Mother exerts her care with the pointed talons that have been sharpened by life’s experience.

Hecate’s Crone calls to those who have passed beyond the veils. Hecate, the crone shares HER wisdom only with those who lay themselves bare and render themselves to ash, willingly awaiting her transformation and blessing. The Phoenix of Hecate’s underworld passes through the Gates of Death, to be born anew flaming and glorious in its Light.

Returning From the Veils

I call to the wisdom of this New Moon to begin the work of self. I will scry deeply into the waters that hold the waxing reflection of SHE who has welcomed my beloved ancestors; those whose blessings  I seek on this day of honoring those beyond the veils.

I have stepped through the gates and called out to those who have come before me and in the darkness I have felt the love and joy of communion. The mystery of these Veils holds the keys to all that I may bring into my life. I will forever feel the grace of my ancestors and know that they are guiding a newly honed will that has emerged from devotion and work towards rising strong and potent in the fullness of my light.

Tonight will begin a new journey of honoring myself as I shed what clings to me of death’s decay and rise transformed, wings beating fiercely with passion and new life. Tonight I return from the veils carrying the gifts of my ancestors as we blaze a path of new birth..

More about Samhain:

We are also at our final and 30th-day of postings for 30-Days of Samhain. Enjoy this as a compliment to this New Moon’s energy….

30 Days of Samhain: Day Thirty and the Final Meeting at the Crossroads

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October 2018-The Hunter’s Full Moon!

Posted in Astrology, Full Moon on October 24, 2018 by themagickalpen

Photography by John Entwhistle

October 24.2018
Full Moon in Taurus
12:45p.m. (EDT)

Todays Full Moon is called the Hunter’s Moon and marks the second of the Fall Full Moons; September’s Harvest Moon being the first. Lady Moon waxes Full in the astrological Fixed and Earthy sign of Taurus, the Bull. I’ve written much about this astrological energy and although, I don’t normally use the “names” given to the moons, in this case it felt natural to use that as the focus for exploring the potential of this energy.

I just finished teaching a series of classes entitled Ma’at and Order in the Chaos. The focus was on use of the Hermetic Principles (aka: Universal Laws) that provide the template for creation’s action and the need for the balance of chaos and order for the cycles of existence to continue. We talked about having intentional transparency in working with these principles in all of our experiences, mundane and spiritual/magickal such that they are aligned so seamlessly with how we move and act in this world that they become enabled as needed by the direction of intentional awareness. And, in the general climate domestically and internationally that is playing out, we are awash with chaos and the struggle to find some sort of order.
…….Stay with me now!

So, my next stream of thought went to the name of this spectacular Moon – The Hunter’s Moon. Success for the hunter is never assured; but the odds can be greatly tipped by intention, practice, knowing the landscape, the behaviors of the animal hunted and most importantly, knowing yourself and responses when finally being able to make a clean kill, offer gratitude for the sacrifice and feed your family. This integral act for survival is fraught with chaos and the resultant feeling of even with best laid plans, not having control. Until the goal is obtained, structure and chaos interweave in their seductive dance and the hunt may feel never ending or over in a split second.

It feels to me that we have been in the midst of many hunts lately. Hunting to find the right in what has been wrong action. Hunting to find our voices and speak out and up about the small things as well as the large. Hunting to find our place in an ever changing world that may often feel distanced and unwelcoming of who we are. Hunting to find home and belonging. Hunting to extend beyond what is presumed and assumed and create what is reality.Hunting to find love and hunting for those who are worthy of our precious gift and will honor and give in return. I’m sure you could add to this list and it would stretch well beyond what we would hope to be the understanding and grace of humanity at this evolutionary stage.
……..Ok, just breathe….

What I am proposing for this Moon’s light is not over analysis of the astrology or the names given. I am saying simply take that name and this Moon at face value. Use its huge fullness to provide the light as you decide what in your life you have hunted for long enough and now you wish to capture and use as the nourishment for your heart, your mind, your Soul. This requires patience, ethical action and honoring what will allow its energy to serve you in your growth and sustenance. It also requires acknowledgment that this “hunt” is guided by your desire to be successful in achieving and willing to the catalytic energy of chaos to stimulate you towards a new hunt fed by the last. Mother Moon looks down upon you giving of her light and expertise and the cosmos steadies your course as the Universal Laws inform your actions.

Stay with me! Just breathe and step into the light of the Hunter’s Full Moon!

 

For those who want to know more of the astrology:
A Fiercely Beating Heart: The Sun in Taurus
The Magick of Taurus

Very cool resource I subscribe to for the astronomy:
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New Moon in Libra-Walking the Tightrope

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days on October 8, 2018 by themagickalpen

October 8.2018

New Moon in Libra
11:47p.m. (EDT)

An excerpt from my post at Sage Woman Blogs.

It is truly beautiful!
There is a certain aura
Of refinement and grace.

The craftsmanship is expertise
And one can tell that
Great skill and thought
Went into its creation.

You know, they say
That the finest of gold
Was used and each pan
Was polished and leveled

Its inner workings were
Calibrated to the most
Exact measure.

As I think on it and if, I pause
Too long on either extreme
Of matters the agility of my
Mind usually steps in to set
The course straight and bring
The tangential stream back
To center point…….

 

Read the Full Article  Here:
Womb of Light on Sage Woman Blogs

 

Read more:
Astrological Libra

The Beauty of a New Darkness
The Sun in Libra
The Magick of Libra

 

 

Full Moon of Tears-Aries Birthing

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days on September 24, 2018 by themagickalpen

September 24.2018
Full Moon in Aries

The aura of this Full Moon was held in the glow of yesterday’s Autumnal Equinox. Harvest of giving. Harvest of release. Harvest of all that wells up deep within as the seeking of balance and the harmonious Gates of Emotion’s birthings can flow as tears in the fiery waters of healing.

Yesterday’s Equinox heralded the Sun’s transit into Libra. Balance of mind and the heart coerced by the cloaking of the Full Moon in Aries fiery energy and newness. These are the core of this season of the harvest and the hope that lay within the triad of Sun and Moon-Air and Fire moving across the face of earthy and manifest acquisition.

We have been in the stream of intensity, challenge and change for a while now and I see this moon’s energy as one of being able to relax into the potential that Aries, as the first sign of the zodiacal wheel, offers in its gentle flames and child-like joy.

Keeping this simple and sweet, use this energy to reconnect to home, family and yourself. Sit quietly and reflect on the harvesting of you as the youth-filled being that still sees a world through eyes of wonder. Let the balance of beauty and your vision within it fill all of the spaces of what you have planted in the months prior. And, if nothing else, take in the breath of a fire that is illuminated in the fullness of heart’s light. Let yourself be reborn!

Pop the Cork! Mars Goes Direct…..

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days, Neptune, Pluto, Retrogrades, Saturn on August 27, 2018 by themagickalpen


Image: Nasa.org

August 27.2018
Mars Direct

The tension has been building. The energy of forward motion has been building. And, now the champagne is ready to celebrate as we pop the cork on a rare vintage of Mars retrograde.

Mars stationed Retrograde on June 26.2018 in the astrological sign of Aquarius. This astrological mantle gave an additional visionary perspective to an already very palpable and aggressive flow from Mars bringing an intellectual and and very mental approach to any action taken. This retrograde occurred within the day prior aura of a Capricorn Full Moon, which ensured that as Mars entered into this stationary state of appearance Air (Aquarius) and Earth (Capricorn) stood in the spotlight of the Full Moon’s watery and emotional glow.

Now, as Mars propels forward it ends its retrograde in a 28th (latter) degree of astrological Capricorn; earth finally having caught up with the intensity of Mars need to act and exert its will. Any retrograde brings an opportunity for introspection. Mars offers the gift of taking a deep look at how much force we exert as we move through the world. Are we coming from a state of aggression or assertiveness? And, learning how to modulate the intensity of this action to produce the most productive (negative or positive) outcomes. The bolster to this came from last night’s Full Moon in astrological Pisces; compassion filled water enhanced by its ruling planet Neptune’s retrograde and Mother Moon’s ebb and flow.

This Mars retrograde has been no less intense, and the astrological events that we have weathered during this retrograde have been transformative, to say the least. Rare eclipses, 6 retrograde planets and more have amped up everyone’s physical,mental and spiritual states. The recent Mercury retrograde and direct (Aug. 17-18) pattern put a halt on frivolous communication, allowed time to slow time and review before reaching and with the direct action, to carry forward what we have learned of the lessons of meaning and intention-filled dialogue.

Now, with the release of Mars’ stronghold, we are slingshot into action honed by a temporary fencing in provided by the Fixed Air of Aquarius (think and then think again-before acting) and flowing into the Cardinal (quickening) Earth energy of Capricorn’s sure footed goat; hopefully being able to navigate the heights and the depths from a place of stability. What began as the active vision of mind’s vision of the ascended human was brought into more palpable and tangible action to be en-acted in the manifest world, by one of spiritually corporeal form.

So, raise a toast and pop that cork as you celebrate a new found ability to move in accord with all parts of your being. Another layer of energy refined as we remain under the spell of a foundational four planetary retrograde of Saturn-Uranus-Neptune and Pluto…

Read More:
The Healing Waters Flow: Full Moon in Pisces
It’s Elementary Intense:Six Planetary Retrogrades and the Lion’s Light
The Motherboard: Sun in Aquarius
As Above, So Below: Sun in Capricorn
 

The Healing Waters Flow-A Full Moon in Pisces

Posted in Uncategorized on August 25, 2018 by themagickalpen

Enjoy this audio pathworking and the blessings of this Full Moon…

A Witch's Sacred Journey

Full Moon in Pisces
August 26.2018
7:56a.m. (EDT)

Sun in Virgo

Tomorrow the Moon waxes full….
Tomorrow the healing flows in grace….
But, Today your healing begins!

Lady Moon spreads her light and the waters of renewal reach deeply into cavernous spaces that have long lain barren. It has been a long and tiresome time leading up to this Full Moon. The intensity and power of retrogrades, eclipses and Solar power that has been un-relentless, has left many feeling raw, exposed, vulnerable and uncertain.

Neptune, the ruling planet of astrological Pisces remains as one of five currently retrograde planets and with this lunation of fullness provides a deeper level of healing that may be called upon. The Sun has just recently transited in astrological and earthy Virgo and its gift is one of a solar month of refining, assessing and accounting for everything that passes through the calculated energy of…

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It’s Elementally Intense! Six Planetary Retrogrades and the Lion’s Light

Posted in Astrology, Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto, Retrogrades, Saturn on August 9, 2018 by themagickalpen

The celestial ballet that has been calling us to take notice has been intense and beautiful in the  patterns and partnerships that have been cosmically choreographed. Each planetary dancer moving in rhythm and grace as the light is eclipsed for a time in the dreamy shadows of Moon, Sun and Earth and give way to the burgeoning of a spotlight of intensity reflecting like the multi-faceted and colored gels of lighting that sets the tone and mood for what is occurring beneath on the stage of Earth.

We have already experienced two (2) total eclipses of the Moon (Jan. 31st and July 27th) and two (2) Partial eclipses of the Sun (Feb. 15th and July 13th) with the third of the year just a few days away on August 11th. This last Total Eclipse of the Moon also boasted a trio of Earth-Moon and Pluto in opposition to the Sun. And, now the stage has been set and we await the Quintet of planetary energies that will move in slow and very exacting manner; each a character that will demand its place of connection to you, hoping to transform and deepen and all upstaged by Mercury’s 2nd Retrograde appearance.  Curtain up, lights on and we begin…

Six Planets in Retrograde…

Saturn Retrograde (April 17th) in Capricorn (Cardinal Earth)

Pluto Retrograde (April 22nd) in Capricorn (Cardinal Earth)

Neptune (June 18th) Retrograde in Pisces (Mutable Water)

Mars Retrograde (June  26th) in Aquarius (Fixed Air)

Newcomers to the party….

Mercury Retrograde (July 5-August 18/19) in Leo (Fixed Fire)

…….And, then a shot of lightning and lighting up the  Pentacle was Uranus Stationing Retrograde in Taurus (Fixed Earth) on August 7th!

 

The New Moon and Solar Eclipse – A Cameo Appearance of the Luminaries
Saturday, August 11.2018
New Moon in Leo 5:58a.m. (EDT)
Solar Eclipse

Saturday boasts some cameo appearances with Mother Moon waxing New and her soulmate Father Sun is eclipsed; both taking center stage in charismatic form as the Lion and Lioness command attention and devotion. By way of reminder, a solar eclipse involves the alignment of Sun-Moon and Earth, respectively in that order:

Metaphysically, this is an opportunity to draw from the strength and inner flames of your will (Sun) and move them through the waters of your intuitive and healing nature (Moon) to infuse and inform the Earth of your manifest form. This could also be used as a healing alignment where the will towards catalytic (Sun) and empowering healing (Moon) come together to fill your body with Light and Calm that renew and regenerate. The action of the Sun being eclipsed by the Moon’s shadow means that this potent solar energy is tempered and shaded a bit. I like to think of it as being more manageable in its impact; still very potent but without the full blaze of burn. And, the libretto outlines boldly what can “be”-communicating with an additional dose of Mercurian introspection in its last few days of retrograde.

The Cast of Retrogrades

The following is my perspective on the elemental energies of the planets and astrological signs, so you may find some differing opinions in regard to the traditional attributions. Coming from a mindset that all of the elements are contained in each of the primary elements and that these act as permutations of the pure essence of what that primary element’s nature is allows for a broader scope of understanding how one size does not fit all, particularly in esoteric matters. Keeping this “disclaimer” in mind let’s take a look at how these retrogrades may be accessed:

Note: In using subsets of the Elements, the first can be thought of as the garb worn by the primary (or second listed) element that gives a slightly different presentation of its base energy. For example Water of Fire means that the Pure Essence of Fire and all that is associated with that element (i.e. will, desire, action, transformation, assertion, aggression, etc…) is harmonized by the properties of Water (i.e. healing, intuition, emotion, flow, etc..). The example I often use is volcanic Lava. It is Fire that flows and moves as water, transforming the surfaces it touches in a way that only Fire can, but also moving in accord with the ebb and flow of a river.

Retrograde planets provide intensity to whatever their core energy is. This “hovering” or slowing down of the planet’s orbit creates a bit of a vacuum of outpouring that is turned within, which accounts for the dis-ease that many have when a planet retrogrades. In reality, it means an opportunity to look deeper at those parts of yourself that are now being called into accountability and make whatever changes, refinements or enhancements that are needed to move into your next stage of personal/spiritual and human development.

Earth of Earth   –    Pluto in Capricorn
Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth (of a sort). The furthest away from Earth, it’s astronomical mysteries are only beginning to be explored. Astrologically, Pluto is one of the three outer planets that reflects the higher vibration of one of three of the Elder planets. In the case of Pluto, its coarser reflection is mirrored through Mars. This means that the aggressive nature of Mars is refined and aligned with transformative action that resides in a timeless state of being. Pluto allows for the reaching back of past experience as the newly crafted future of the necessary death of what holds you trapped in the present occurs simultaneously in eternity’s loop.

For this purpose I am ascribing the regenerative nature of Earth and its foundational qualities to be the introspective call of Pluto. Additionally, Pluto is garbed in the cloak of Capricorn, and astrological sign of Cardinal Earth. Cardinal modalities are those of quickening and new beginnings and Capricorn has lots of those starts and stops as an astrological sign of slow and steady progress as the Sea-Goat attempts to navigate the heights and depths of experience. That sounds a bit like what I described of Pluto’s ability to reside both in the depths of the Past and the heights of the future, all the while maintaining a point of the present.

Assigning the qualities of Earth (Capricorn) of Earth (Pluto) to this retrograde offers ample opportunity for creating new foundations, more strongly built on the collaborative efforts of who you have been and who you wish to be as you stand more fully in your power to change in the present.

Water of Fire   –    Mars in Pisces
Mars holds the planetary energies of action and the choice of expression either as assertion or aggression. It is bold and fiery in its nature and easily changeable in where it points its focus of attention. Like the general in battle, if Mars is used justifiably, great victories can be obtained and more will benefit rather than be further oppressed. Mars retrograde requires that the energy that is cumulatively building is verified as justified and not just the letting off of hot-headed steam.

Astrologically, this cooling off is enabled by astrological Pisces; the most compassionate and tolerant of the Water signs. Its is of the Mutable (flexible) modality which aligns with the ebb and flow, contraction and expansion that is the norm of bountiful seas of emotive grace, healing and intuition. Now this watery fire can be destructive in appearance but what is rendered and finally made moveable, can also heal what has lain dormant and stagnant. In the case of this retrograde action, I would allow time for reflection on what you are holding as anger that is pent up and non-productive and learning how to channel those areas into productive and result-filled action. Allow the Fire of mars to bring to attention what you are most passionate about and then let those passions flow with grace towards the correct outlets of assertive justice, rather than aggressive destruction.

Water of Water   –    Neptune in Pisces
Neptune is ruled by astrological Pisces, so this retrograde is one that although filled with love and healing can also be the storm at sea that arises unexpectedly and drowns even the most experienced of heart’s sailors. Additionally, the planet of Fiery Action (Mars) and the King of the Sea’s mysteries (Neptune) are both being called to compassion.

Astrologically, Pisces is a sign of Water that is of the Mutable Modality. The danger with Pisces is that of being submerged too deeply in the problems and worries of others; over extending themselves and the very gifting of love and respect overly supplied becomes the heavy weight that drowns and depletes. Neptune will pull you even more deeply into the hidden worlds of your emotional and intuitive seascape and the caution is not to allow the melancholy for the plight of humanity to overwhelm and live you lifeless and ineffectual. Use the bolstering of Mar’s natural directive to act and entwined in the loving embrace of Pisces and Neptune’s ability to ride out any storm and you will find the correct balance of compassion and justice.

In this configuration Water (Neptune) of Water (Pisces) is expressed in its purest form. Compassion flows into the depths of gnosis and the healing that occurs at the level of the Soul becomes the intelligence of a heart that pierces the veils of our emotion’s surface waters much like Neptune’s trident.

Earth of Spirit   –    Saturn in Capricorn
Saturn is the planet of great structure, rigidity and the Gate Keeper of Time. Not the time we observe in linear fashion, but the timeliness of organization that creates the space for something new to be birthed. Saturn is often considered the Great Mother, albeit one who is harsh in expectation and not very tolerant of any side-stepping the larger plan. With that being said a Saturn retrograde brings the intensity of reflection that demands a deep and unwavering look at all those structures you have built and the possibility that they are simply faulty towers that will not survive the timelessness of evolutionary growth.

On this occasion, Saturn is cloaked in Capricorn’s sure-footedness that should make things go much more smoothly. But the reality is that with every step taken, Saturn’s role is to test and test again (much like that harsh Mother) to ensure that what is accomplished in the descent or ascent is worth the trouble-time and effort.

In the current configuration, Saturn shares Capricorn’s mantle with time’s master, Pluto. So, most assuredly the structure that is demanded is going to be firmly based from the catalytic (Capricorn’s Cardinal Modality) foundation of being able to reach deep into the past as well as launching forward into the future’s gain.

You may be wondering why I have given Saturn the assignation of Spirt. My rationale is that of Saturn’s position as last of the Seven Elder Planets and gateway to the outer three. Saturn propels whatever approaches with intention through its gates and into the next vibrations of communication (Uranus)-heart (Neptune) and will (Pluto).
Spirit is what we aspire towards and in many cases we move into the vibration of Spirit when we are just close enough to approach the Dweller on the Threshold. Earth (Capricorn) of Spirit (Saturn) becomes the realization of ‘as above’, so below’- our Human and manifest aspirations to cross the threshold and become one with Spirit.

Fire of Air   –    Mercury in Leo
Mercury is the dynamic planet of communication. Air that moves with the swiftness, grace and form of a dancer soaring through space seeming suspended in motion. Mercury rules all that is created through the connections and networks formed by vibration. We communicate the deepest of our fears and shout out to all our successes. We paint and compose, dance and move through life, a virtual textbook of expression make manifest through the intangible beginnings that air provides. Of note is the fact that of all of the elements, Air is the only that cannot be seen other than by the results of its touch.

Now, we have retrograde Mercury wearing the brilliant flames of astrological Fixed Fire-Leo. Strong, burning and unyielding, the onlooker must turn away or be pulled closer by an electromagnetic vibration that commands respect. This application offers the potential for communication that incites- the choice being whether the intended outcome is one of inciting to riot or inciting to truth. OF course, everyone has their own definition of what “truth” is. So the caution being that as Mercury calls us to stop, pause, think and then re-think learning how to balance just enough of Leo’s fires to stoke what lay beneath our motives and intentions in communicating, we must be aware of the slow burn that is just as productive as the blazing bonfire.

Fire (Leo) of Air (Mercury) feeds communications’ passion and ultimate action. The will to be heard. The will to speak up. The will to create an environment that is heated by the fire that honest communication stimulates is a force to be reckoned with, as communities come together and are heard.

Earth of Air  –   Uranus in Taurus
Uranus, the planet extraordinaire, that is the epitome of electrical charge-disruptive-transforming and the bringer of a Light that is innovative and visionary. Uranus is the pure energy of neurological function and as such, when it stationed retrograde our neurological impulses are all fired up and stimulated. This is also the catalytic push to evolve, grow and awaken to the greater potential of humanity’s purpose and role cosmically. When all systems are firing, nothing can prevent the ultimate connection to what lay beyond the ordinary scope of our vision and imagination. Worlds open to us and we see the reality if our place as citizen’s of the Cosmos.

This is a different sort of Air than that of Mercury, and is indeed the higher vibration of Mercury’s communicative style. Think dial-up landline and instantaneous text messaging. Even this analogy is lame in comparison to Uranian energy, hence the often bad rap as being disruptive and rebellious. In retrograde the intensity is in attempting to upgrade our wiring as humanity. And, helping to tame and tether this potent dose of electrical impulse is its astrological sign of Fixed Earth-Taurus. Only problem is that Taurus also can be obstinate in regards to the amount of change it will tolerate. If taken slowly and deliberately and holding on to those two intentions, the earthiness of Taurus can create an appropriate container to buffer and channel this electricity towards what needs “lighting up”, what needs “pushing out” and what needs to short circuit juts enough to re-amp.

Wow! What A performance!

To say “there is a lot going on astrologically and cosmically”, doesn’t even begin to define the layers of energetic outpouring we are experiencing. And, all of this information I just gave you is probably overwhelming in determining where to set your sites and turn your attention to maximize (without burning out) the potential of these events.

The reminder is that a planetary retrograde generally lasts for a bit of time (with the exception of Mercury); so you have multiple opportunities to see the patterns playing out and revisit and revise what you wish to take-away from each new viewing.
The key is remaining adaptable in what your expectations are and not attempting to access all of this energy in one act(ion). Intermissions are very useful spaces of times and cultivate the anticipation for seeing more of what has already been offered as enticement. And, remember that no matter how much you enjoyed the show, an encore is not guaranteed. just be in the moment!

Blessings of this New Moon and all that follows….

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Full Moon-Lunar Eclipse and Retrograde Mars Opposition!

The Solar Eclipse of Great Shadow

Planetary Retrogrades:

Uranus Retrograde: Deflecting Light

Meet Me at the Station-Mercury Retrograde

You’ve Been Served-Pluto Retrograde

Lifting the Veil-Neptune Retrograde

Stand Down-Mars Retrograde

Time to Clean House-Saturn Retrograde

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The Hall of Pisces-Pathworking

Sun in Pisces-Compassion Flows

The Sun in Leo-Hear Me Roar

A Fiercely Beating Heart-The Sun in Taurus

As Above, So Below-Sun in Capricorn

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