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The Full Moon of Spring’s Promise

Posted in Astrology, Equinoxes, Full Moon on March 19, 2019 by themagickalpen

March 20.2019
Full Moon in Libra and the Vernal Equinox
9:43p.m. (EDT)

This Spring Equinox holds the power of a Full Moon in astrological Libra, a sign of elemental Air and Cardinal modality. Mother Moon is shining brightly, radiant in her mantle as Spring Goddess and Mother Creatrix and in the beauty and harmony of astrological Libra. This energy holds the potential of being able to see not only the beauty that is held in the potential of Spring’s grace but also in the mantle and cloak that is presented. Whether it be the care and nurturance of the Mother or the youthful exuberance of the Maiden, life flows strong and abundantly this time of the year. The Equinox provides the pause to “smell the roses” that will be and to see the first shoots of what is pushing up through cold ground.

The time of the Vernal Equinox is represented as the Maiden Goddess moves and awakens the fertile energy of the green world’s seed of potential for enlivening. An Equinox occurs at the mid-point between Solstices and the space of equal day light and night. This can be used as the point of integration and synthesis of the work and effort offered beginning at teach of the Solstices.

The Vernal Equinox holds the product of renewal and the stirrings of the increasing state of awareness illuminated by the potential that is held within the fertile space of manifest form. We find the space of balance within ourselves and seek out the opportunity to shine that light more brightly as it has strengthened and we open to taking in more of the light that surrounds us.

Astrological Libra supports these efforts of seeking harmony and balance. Libra is concerned with the mental process, that identifies what is beauty and how that beauty translates in terms of what we consider to be balance. Not equality, but a more subtle and refined balance that occurs only when the mind (consciousness) allows the veil of illusion to be lifted and all can be discerned with clarity. Libra is of the Cardinal modality, which means that its primary directive is one of beginnings and “quick” starting if need be whatever is needed in the chain of process that produces new life.

The fullness of this moon’s grace sheds its light on the fertile soil of seedlings quickening. The harmony flows in what will take root and what is not viable, no matter ow beautiful in its visage. Remember that weeds, arise from this fertile soil, as well. Weeds, considered as the ugly harbingers that crowd out the beautiful flower and food. But, consider that without these weeds to activate the soil, and to bring our attention into actively nurturing what we wish to cultivate and grow, those tender, beautiful seedlings may wither from neglect.

For those who are so inclined, I suggest that you read through the article I posted on A Witch;s Sacred Journey and scroll through to the pathworking that concludes it. This will give you all that you need to know about how to most effectively use this Full Moon’s blessing on the first day of Spring’s light…

Happy Equinox…

The Maiden’s Breath

Read More About Libra:

Lean Back…Full Moon in Libra
The Magick of Libra

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February’s Super Full Moon-Pulling at the Tides

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days, Full Moon on February 19, 2019 by themagickalpen

February 19.2019
10:54a.m. (EST)

Super Full Moon in Virgo

 

This morning the moon waxes Full in the astrological sign of Virgo, and holds the auspicious designation of being a “Supermoon”. Virgo is of the earth energy and as a Mutable Modality, that structure and strength of manifest strivings out-picture as analytical scrutiny and filter of whatever comes into the purview of Virgo’s application. In this case, the watery depths of emotion’s gate-Mother Moon in her glorious fullness-receives the potent restraints and filters of earth’s shorelines.

Additionally, this moon is a “Supermoon”. A supermoon occurs when the moon is closest to the Earth and in this case when Full it appears (to the naked eye) slightly larger and its effects on the tides is felt more significantly particularly, 2-4 days after the Full Moon occurrence.

On my way into work this morning (still dark) I came out of my house to greet a beautiful, bright and huge moon that remained along my route to work. It was a surreal moment of almost feeling as though I was able to drive straight into the Moon herself. This image alone, pulled at my emotions and a welling up of response from the beauty, sheer mass and radiance of this celestial body reminded me of my place in the cosmos and the privilege of seeing such a sight.

Read here about the astronomy of a Supermoon:
EarthSky: World’s Biggest Supermoon February 19th

 

Althought eh emphasis is on the brightness and light of the Full Moon there is the antithesis to this that lay more occultly cloaked as the Black Sun that polarizes this Full Bright Moon. The Black Sun has many things assigned to its use, qualities and meanings, but in this case I am calling on its energy to stand as the counter weight – Sun and Moon in constant dance with one another – as feminine and masculine, form and force – play out their dynamics.

Add to this a polarity of Light to what lay in the darkness (the Moon has no natural light of its own) and Darkness of what blazing in the light of Sun’s grace. And, the time is ripe for Virgo to weave the magick of sorting through what can be drawn together, refined and ultimately remade and readied for manifest expression. This Moon’s potential lay in refining and enhancing what and how we feel.

Pulling at the Tides

I propose that we dive deeper into the waters that lay hidden beneath this full moon of light. The resultant pulling on the tides of the waters we hold within and our floodgates of heart and intuitive gnosis have the opportunity for a clearing away and filtering of what will provide the composting of wisdom that lay within the Light of the Sun and its dark reflection on a Moon of potential.

How To:

The recording is approximately 30 minutes, Be sure to select a space where you will not be disturbed. Headphones will make the experience more personal. Have your space dark and have some water and a small snack, chocolate or coffee to ground following.

Access the pathworking (on bandcamp) here:
Into the Black Sun of Moonlight

Many blessings on your journey…R

Read More About Virgo:

Let Me Break It Down: Sun in Virgo
The Magick of Virgo
Analyze This! Full Moon in Virgo

4th Qrt Moon in Scorpio-Descent

Posted in Astrology, Bonus Posts, pathworking, Scorpio on January 28, 2019 by themagickalpen


January 28.2019

I chose to wait for today to post, rather than join in the plethora of posting regarding the recent Super Full Moon. Today the Moon wanes in 4th Qrt. and astrological Scorpio is ever present in the world’s affairs. Scorpio promises an opening of your senses, both psychic and physical, but you must first be willing to surrender to those darker waters and descend into a realm of complexity and mystery. This, of course is only one aspect of the trinity of Scorpio’s assignations- the Scorpion (much darker and unpredictable)- the Eagle (more selective and discerning in its energy) and the Phoenix (the rendering of resistance and the blazing energy that heals and conquers).

What I have chosen for today is the much darker aspect, the space of allowing yourself to surrender and dissolve into the darkness of your nature, so that healing and reconciliation may begin, rendering you empowered and strengthened in the Light of your being. I am proposing that you engage all of your senses in this exploration and release all expectations of what you will find on thus journey of descent into the core of your being.

Lady Moon is donning the mantle of her 4th/Last Qrt. phase. A time of release and rest. A time of gathering all that will be needed to actualize and fulfill her promise of burgeoning brightness when next she dons her cloak of Newness. We too are in the midst of this cycle. And, we as children of this Divine presence are capable of biding our time; pulling the darkness closer around and trusting that the Light that we are infused with will blossom into the path of productivity and hope we desire.

I am offering you two pathworkings to begin this work. One, which provides the keys towards your descent into becoming the fertile darkness that holds the mystery of renewed and regenerated life. And, the second is one of rekindling the spark and allowing the space of hope and healing to become the synthesized YOU ready to begin anew at the next New Moon. May your journey be full and enriching and may what you create from those efforts inform all of your actions….

Access the pathworkings on Bandcamp…
Teachings on the Path with Robin

 

Descent
A pathworking of surrender

And, to allow the Healing and Synthesis to Begin:

Rekindling Hope

A Pathworking of Renewal and Healing

 

To read more about astrological Scorpio:

Sun in Scorpio: Open the Flood Gates and Lift the Veils

 

 

New Moon in Capricorn-Take it Slow

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days, capricorn, Eclipses, New Moon, Uranus on January 5, 2019 by themagickalpen


January 5.2019
8:28p.m. (EST)

Partial Solar Eclipse
8:41p.m. (EST)

We stand in the shadow of a New Moon in earthy astrological Capricorn, fired in the backdraft of Uranus stationing direct on January 2nd. New Moons flow abundantly in the potential of what can be. We have the additional support of the Solar Month cloaked in the strength of Capricorn; the energies of Mother Moon and Father Sun holding the power and cardinal energy of scaling the heights as you plunge into the depths (the Sea-Goat of Capricorn).

Uranus is a planet of electrical impulse. It is the higher amplification of Mercury’s communicative style. Mercury aligns as the phone’s switchboard and Uranus is the motherboard of a computer that is instantaneous and lightning speed in relay. When this planet stations retrograde, the build up of neuro-electric energy is palpable. People become short tempered and irritable as information pulses through at speeds that are not easily traversed. So, this New Moon is directly in the line of Uranian energy that provides the backdraft to light things up as new trails are blazed.

Capricorn’s energy is one of slow and precise placement. As an earth sign, this lends a heavier action to all that proceeds from this Sea-Goat’s movement. The tendency is often to remain solidly anchored in place’ hesitant and unsure of the footing, despite having the innate and organic balance and stability much like the goat traversing a very steep slope.

Partial Solar Eclipse

In the waxing light of the New Moon, a partial Solar Eclipse is underway at 8:41p.m.

In the dance Divine, the Sun and Moon line up (see diagram) with the Moon passing through Earth and Sun. We have a triad of earth energy flowing. Fire (Sun) of Earth (Capricorn)- Water (Moon) of Earth (Capricorn) and Earth of EARTH (our planetary home).

What a grounded way to launch the first New Moon of 2019! This night will launch beginnings that are solid and filled with the power of manifest form. This night will gather the enlivening of the Sun-flowing into the healing of the Moon as we stand in bounty of Earth and all of her glory. Take it slow and ease into what you wish to bring into fullness as the Moon waxes Full in Leo on January 21st…

Many blessings in this New Year!

Full Moon in the Afterglow!

Posted in Astrology on December 21, 2018 by themagickalpen

December 22.2018
Full Moon in Cancer
12:49p.m. (EST)

Sun in Capricorn
December 21st.

Yesterday we basked in the anticipation of the Sun’s rising and the promise of longer days filled with light. The Sun transited into its solar month of astrological Capricorn and with this Full Moon in astrological Cancer, Sun and Moon truly are in an earth filled dance of strength and emotional nurturing.

Mother Moon is the ruling planet of Cancer and so this fullness is one of being embraced and held in the light of one who gazes upon the face of Her creation and cannot help but feel joy and love. The ebb and flow of the tides of this graceful bounty are ones that gently carry the heart filled desires and wishes of its seekers to the shores of great bounty and with Father Sun holding the port of earthy Capricorn, you will arrive bolstered and supported to dig deeply into the sands of your making.

So, with all of this blah, blah about signs and correspondences what does this Full Moon really offer?

This has been an exceptionally difficult year for many, Resiliency has been hard-won and claiming one’s power has slipped tenuously through fingers that desperately were holding on. But, there have also been moments of great joy and overcoming. We have stood strong as community(ies) and  times those we would least have expected have been our strongest support and nurturers of the potential we had overlooked.

And, now we stand at the threshold of one year ending and another soon to begin. We have the power to rewrite our stories and to seek out connections that will empower and bring joy. We have the strength to arise each morning declaring our truths (even, and especially when we think no one may take heed).

I know for many the holiday season is one of sorrow and dread. My wish is that you will feel the love that surrounds and recognize it as not having to be one of family, friends or situation, but love that you can cultivate within yourself, because you are enough.

On this day that stands in the afterglow of the Winter Solstice, my wish for you is one of standing each day in the light of the Sun and feeling the growth of that light, minute by minute, increasing in its longevity. That you might discover surprises in your journey of people that are like-minded and open to the potential in everyone. My hope is that you will trust your abilities to scale the heights and reach deeply into the sea of waters that inform and heal.

Blessings of this Solstice Full Moon!

 

 

Net-Work It! New Moon in Sagittarius

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days, New Moon on December 6, 2018 by themagickalpen

December 7.2018
2:20a.m. (EST)

Sun – Moon – Jupiter
Let Those Arrows Fly with Mercury’s Blessing!

New Moon = fresh it up; open to what could be; start over

Sagittarius = seeking community’s desire; actions reaching beyond; action’s tiny embers of flexibility

Sun = strength; electromagnetic charisma; lighting it all the way

Moon = emotion’s gates; tides of experience; healing in mother’s embrace

Jupiter = expansive contraction; contracted breath; empowering the threshold of rebirth

Mercury = communication’s call; adaptability of expression; the truth that connects

Mercury stationed direct last night on the 6th, and is ready to carry all of the active fire of Sagittarius’ calling in its Scorpion waters of the phoenix fires. So, let those arrows of seeking fly into the light of electromagnetic resonance as you stand at the fresh start of expansive healing. You’ve got this! And, everything is lined up for you to take a step in a direction of creating new experiences and new alliances….

I dreamed in the darkness
Dreams of what could be
Dreams of what had been.

I breathed in the Light
And exhaled a sea of stars
All pulsing with the ebb and flow
Of crossing a threshold of fire’s grace.

I create
I destroy
I wait
I charge ahead
All lights on me.

I seek
I struggle
I surrender
To everything
I want to be
Everything I hope to be.

I am called into the light
I am pulled into the dark
I am the ebb and flow

I am the moon
I am the sun
I am the power of change

And in the darkened light
Of New Moon’s beginnings
I launch my arrows of fiery rebirth!

Blessings of the holiday season and blessings of this New Moon!

Full Moon in Gemini: Deep in Conversation

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days, Full Moon, Gemini, Mercury, Retrogrades on November 21, 2018 by themagickalpen

Full Moon in Gemini
November 23.2018
12:39a.m. (EST)

Mercury Retrograde
November 16 – December 6

Neptune Direct
November 16.2018

Sun in Sagittarius
November 22.2018

 

Wow! Lots going on and lots to talk about! This early morning Full Moon bathes in the energy of astrological Gemini, the quintessential archetypal energy of communication and mental agility. Father Sun has transited into the solar month of astrological Sagittarius, the direct opposite (on the zodiacal wheel) as usual of Mother Moon’s flowing waters of lunation. In this case, astrological Sagittarius fires up the solar energies and begins the process of sending out those electromagnetic bursts (think Sagittarian arrows) seeking collaboration, community and networks. Both Moon and Sun are in signs of the Mutable Modality which gives the necessary ebb and flow required of outreach that is potent and active inits intention(Sun in Sagittarius) and the rising waters  that adapt and change (Moon in Gemini) all the while reflecting an intuitive light held within.

As if that isn’t enough, we have….

Mercury Retrograde in Astrological Sagittarius
(mutable)Fire of Air(mutable)

It just so happens that Mercury is the ruling planet of Gemini, giving this Full Moon in Gemini an additional level of intensity. This planet holds the archetypal energy of messengers, tricksters and to a large degree shape shifters able to turn on a dime in their conversational manner and redirect it in whatever way serves their intellectual fancy. The bad rap Mercury Retrograde gets is based in its deftness at demanding a slower response in all communication endeavors. Just as it operates at lightning speed in its normal flow of orbital energy, the retrograde “slow down” reflects the call for more scrutiny. This causes great frustration, particularly in the fast-paced setting of today’s society. Quick decisions are prized and misunderstandings run rampant as a result of not allowing pause to contemplate and reflect on all the possibilities available.

The energetic connection between this Full Moon’s mantle and its occurrence during a Mercury Retrograde provide the opportunity to allow what arises in the fullness of the Moon’s emotive light to be fully examined and the adaptability of Gemini’s grace to inform what is revealed. In other words, slow down, pause and really digest the intentions and concepts presented to you within the lunarscape of your intuitive and flowing (Moon) mind (Airy Gemini). This becomes the Intelligence of the Heart. Mind and heart aligned and informed by one another.

And….

Neptune Direct in astrological Pisces
(Mutable) Planetary Water in its Ruling Sign

Water of another sort flows as the underpinning of this Full Moon. Neptune stations direct after a bit of a slowing in astrological Pisces, its natural astrological sign. Neptune swells with tides that plunge deeply into waters that hold mysteries and await the courageous diver who seeks the treasure of deep gnosis. This direct movement pushes all that flows from Full Moonlight and revelation and carries it forward to become the deep and crashing waves affecting change.

In alignment with the Gemini’s spark of mental acuity, Neptune’s energy boasts flexibility that enables the stretch and contraction required to set deeply informed and introspective communication in motion. The inherent Mutability cloaking each (Gemini Moon and Pisces Neptune) is the gift of creating thresholds of endings that become the quick start for rebirth.

Solar light in mutable Sagittarian Fire

The transition, on the 22nd into a solar month of Sagittarius sets the stage for Gemini’s Full Moon waters. The fire of the Sun changes its intensity and mutable Sagittarius prepares its arrows to be launched, the goal one of setting ablaze new means of action and lighting the way for what will support the subsequent endeavors.

Deep in Conversation

Where do we go from here and what intentions will we set along the way? Technology is a wonderful thing and allows us to stay connected and reach further than we were able prior to cell phones, social media and more. It has also become a way to remain detached, overly brief in our communications and missing out on the intimacy of conversation that is reflected in a heartfelt gaze and thoughtful response -the cornerstones of being more deeply connected.

This full moon allow the depths of feeling that flow from Neptune’s waters; the experiences that have built up as Neptune paused in its retrograde to move you to a state of compassion. Embrace the light of the full moon’s grace to enhance a more heart-felt communicative style as Mercury’s retrograde takes hold in calling you to take time to reflect, ask questions, and get to know those whom you choose to interact with. Put down the cell, and just show up for a face-to-face conversation. Step away from the computer and make memories and new experiences in person and not vicariously through the pictures of other’s activities.

And, finally use the entirety of the Sagittarian solar month to network, connect and seek out community. Reach out actively to quicken some new alliances and allow Mercury Retrograde’s slowing to let those small fires burn more deeply rooted as new paths and experiences are set ablaze in your newly found strength of engaging in deep and fulfilling conversation.

Read More:

Gemini

The Magick of Gemini
Full Moon in Gemini-Keep It Simple and Speak the Truth

Neptune

Under Pressure, Again! Neptune Stations Direct

Mercury Retrograde

The Temple of Mercury-What’s Up?
Speak Slowly and Clearly into the Microphone-Mercury Retrograde

Sagittarius

Sun in Sagittarius: Aim High, Breathe Deep and Just Let Go!
Let..er Fly-The Magick of Sagittarius

 

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