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Destiny Calling, Again! The Blue Moon of July

Posted in Astrology, Auspicious Days, Full Moon, Neptune, Pluto, Retrogrades, Saturn, The Temple of Pluto, The Temple of Venus, Uranus with tags , , , , , , , on July 30, 2015 by themagickalpen

ngm.nationalgeographic Full Moon in Aquarius (Blue Moon)
July 31.2015
6:43am (EDT)

Sun in Leo

The Blue Moon of July waxes full tomorrow morning at 6:43a.m. This is the second full moon to occur this month. The first punctuating the first day of July and this one underscoring the last. And, these two full moons were held in Father Sun’s mantles of polarity calling forth the power of Nurture (Sun in Cancer) and Nature (Sun in Leo).

The Full Moon of July 1 set the stage for healing at both the emotional and the levels of will. The foundations and earthiness of Capricorn provided the structure for those lunar waters to flow strongly and productively. Father Sun gently warmed those Cancerian waters to bolster, strengthen and nurture what lay within and provide just enough electromagnetic stream to attract what would serve.

Curtain up and lights full blaze as this Full Moon steps into the spotlight calling to itself what it requires-what it demands and what it will claim as its own to ensure success. Father Sun now wearing the brilliance of Leo’s power sets the waters of an Aquarian Full Moon ablaze as the emotional landscape opens itself to uncharted streams and rivers that lead out to a sea of new vision. The will to survive and to create is fueled by the desire to know and the instinctual actions taken to sustain.

This Full Moon offers a date with destiny as solar will attracts to itself the tools and emotional adjustments required to allow the revelation and truth of your power at all levels of your being. We, as a collective whole have been changing and evolving just as surely as the planets and stars have been moving into dialogue and positioning themselves just so in their orbital paths. Individually, the increased dynamics of cosmic energy we have experienced, this year alone, has affected even the most stable and grounded of persons; taking them outside of their comfort zones.

As we embrace the fullness of this moon’s dynamic, remember to reach back into the space of nurturing and honoring oneself that has been established. Then, allow yourself to be open to the experience of seeing beyond the horizon of what you believed yourself to be capable of achieving.

The Fantastic Four (FIVE)

There have been some very interesting events over the past few months that have stirred the underpinnings of life as we know it. Potent Solar flare activity electrified our planet’s energy fields at multiple levels and those sensitive to the solar fires felt the amplification up of neurological function.

And, with the retrograde of Venus last week on the 25th and Uranus the next day, we currently have five planets in “pause”. Saturn will station direct on August 1st., but the Lord of Time’s impact has been felt as boundaries of linear time and the resultant shattering of an outdated structure have re-assembled and reconfigured to maximize our greatest potential for growth.
                             Read more …..Saturn Retrograde- Time to Clean House

As Saturn loosens its point of focus, four planets will remain in retrograde:

Venus in Capricorn- July 25 through September 6
 Venus Retrograde- Stop in the Name of Love!

Pluto in Capricorn April 16 through Sept. 25
Pluto Retrograde- You’ve Been Served!

Neptune in Pisces June 12 through November 18
Neptune Retrograde- Lifting the Veil

Uranus in Aries July 26 through December 25
Uranus Retrograde- Deflecting Light

As we move through the next several months the place of emphasis and potential for reshaping these areas will relate strongly to what we have crafted as our foundations of past effort and the relationships cultivated in our current world of manifestation (Pluto and Venus in Capricorn), boundaries of compassionate and healing flow (Neptune in its natural ruler of Pisces) and stimulating enough disruption to the status quo to create the fires of will that are undaunted by challenge (Uranus in Aries).

Being mindful that these dynamics are at play and spurring us on towards healing our past and accepting accountability for our future will add the component of intention to each challenge we face. Intention that knows when to surrender to our Higher Will and nurture all that is the best and the worst in us. And, intention that realizes the need to act and follow our natural and instinctual drives that make us uniquely human and connected to all of life on this planet.

Time to Simply Be…

In the fullness of this Moon of Aquarius. I will simply “Be”
I will not script out a ritual or working. I will simply “Be”
I will allow the energy of the day to move through me. I will simply “Be”
I will sit in the evening’s light looking up to the fullness of my Lady. I will simply “Be”

And, in this space of quiet, surrender and communion
I will simply “Become”

Join me in the Temple of Uranus
Beginning August 2015

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Sun in Pisces – Compassion Flows

Posted in New Moon, The Temple of the Sun with tags on February 17, 2015 by themagickalpen

Pisces SunFebruary 18.2015
Sun in Pisces
6:50 pm (EST)
and
New Moon in Aquarius
6:47 pm (EST)

 

Compassion spills and overflows
The oceans of my Soul
Each drop moving through
Rivulets of prismatic depths.

A cadence of virtuosity as
Fingers move in pizzicato
Rhythm across ephemeral strings
The sounds of empathetic release.

Seeker of that which is
Just beyond the grasp
Slips like sand through
The funnel of glass measured time.

And Devotion pools at the base
Of sun-parched throats
That willingly endure the pain
To spare another the distress.

Martyr and miracle
Saint and sacrifice
Each flow in opposition
Until the water clears.

And the darkened path
Of return is revealed
In the depths of mysterious
Waters as compassion
Fills my thirst-quenched
Soul.

The Sun transits into the astrological sign of Pisces tomorrow evening at 6:50 pm (EST). Aquarius holds its last stand as the moon waxes New at 6:47 pm and the final edicts of mind are used as the catalyst for new beginnings. This dynamic is very fitting since we are heralding the final sign of the Zodiac into its Solar Power and the transition from one sign flowing into the next is aptly shown in a watery moon of mind (Aquarius) informing the heated solar waters of all-loving Pisces.

Pisces – The Fish

The astrological sign of Pisces is one of the Element of Water and the Mutable Modality. Its planetary ruler is Neptune and provides access to the depths of emotions revealing the deeply intuitive and healing nature of our own being. The natural energy of the Sun; that of shedding great light on whatever is in its spectrum, now has the assistance of stable mind that is expressed in lightening thought and creative invention. The Sun in Pisces goes about its work of empathetic release as love flows through each interaction and the vision of sacrifice is revealed.

The caution with Pisces is one of overextending the resources so freely offered that nothing is left for the giver to heal and renew themselves. Pisces wants so much to give and assist others in finding their higher purpose that what began as care and support will easily become enabling of continued bad habits. The stereotype of being the doormat is one that Pisces is well acquainted with and the action of tough love is one that is not easily expressed within Pisces’ energy.

Neptune is the ruling planet of Pisces and brings with its energy the mystical and dreamy quality that is a natural component in the Pisces attributes. In the study of Esoteric Astrology, Neptune is considered the Higher amplification of Venus. If we consider this thought, Neptune then moves to a place of Higher Love, unconditional compassion and an evolved sense of “beauty” in the world. In the Pisces native “beauty” is highly refined in the sense of seeing the best in each individual, and moreover, feeling that the offering of unconditional Love will change even the worst tendencies in humanity.

Jupiter is the co-ruler of Pisces and speaks to the expansive quality of Pisces emotional outpouring. This is compassion that stretches and reaches, pulling from the darkest of spaces what needs love and what will benefit from healing. Jupiter is the planet of abundance and prosperity. This is the abundance of a gentle embrace to soothe and calm and the prosperity of time and energy well invested towards a return of another realizing their higher nature.

The Element of Water

Pisces is a Water sign. The energy of this type of Water is focused on the emotional and intuitive realms of the individual. We see this clearly exemplified in Pisces as there is great potential for deep insight and connection at an energetic level wherever Piscean dynamics are applied. The empathetic quality provides an additional benefit of deep levels of understanding that serve to support a naturally intuitive nature.

A Mutable Modality

As we have already experienced with the Mutable signs their primary directive is that of flexibility and expanding upon what has been structured in the preceding Fixed sign. Pisces holds the auspicious designation of being the last of the 12 signs of the Zodiac. In the chronological cycle, Pisces is the Elder who has access to the accumulated wisdom of what has come before and as a Mutable sign acts as midwife in birthing the start of a new cycle with the next transit into Aries.

The first Mutable sign we encountered was one of Air- Gemini- and provided the access to the mind as a vehicle of communication that could be expanded upon as it remained flexible in its method of disbursement.

The second of the Mutable signs was expressed through an Earth sign, Virgo and served to bring analysis and categorization in a very concrete and manifest way to the experiences encountered.

The third of the Mutable signs was expressed as Fiery Sagittarius. Here the emphasis was on an expansive nature that seeks connection and community. These are the fires that begin as embers and when enough have accumulated take full blaze and transform all in its path.

Arriving in the space of Pisces and the heart, the Mutable quality serves to cool what has been ignited and train it as a resource of modeling for inspiration to others. This is the self-sacrificing nature of Pisces, that the other is more important that the self. And, if this expansive quality is applied productively, all benefit from the flow of understanding that is based in a collective consciousness of love.

Words move quickly
Towards my intended
Goal and I communicate
All that I know and all
That I have found.

These are sorted and
Analyzed as every
Detail is highlighted
And every flaw corrected.

Flames reach out as I
Network with others
Hoping to find exactly
Where my passions will
Take hold and action
Can finally begin.

The flames reach high
From the will of my
Efforts and hope is
The only thing that will
Cool the yearning to
Know and to see.

Everything I need
And have been seeking
Floods in like a tidal
Wave of quiet reprieve.

I am healed in arms
That have known all
Of my joys and all of
My frailties and despite
My flaws and imperfections
I know I am Loved.

 And, One More Thing! …. New Moon in Aquarius 

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“ The Moon waxing New in Aquarius provides an extra bolster of energy to explore the recesses of your thoughts and inventive inspirations. Brainstorming and problem-solving with creative outlook as the primary directive are well suited to Aquarian energy. Calling upon Uranus can expedite the mental pursuits, although overload can also result much like the flow of electrical current that is too strong for what the amps can withstand. Let your imagination take center stage knowing that this is often the greatest source of “thinking outside the box”. Although the emphasis is on the “I” with Aquarian energy, that “I” can be experienced as the Higher Self and the information sought and received that of illumined mind.”

Add to this one more thing!

The opportunity here lies in the key of transforming the thought process to be inclusive of the “we”. Using the brilliance of inspired mind to craft a plan that will reach down into the heart level and begin something new that will benefit the “all”. What can you initiate in your own life that will directly or indirectly change someone else’s for the better? This is the stuff of actualizing a future (very Aquarian) that has not forgotten the “human” equation (Pisces).

The Next Step

Knowing how each sign moves to the next and the interaction between each as they evolve towards completion (and threshold of renewal) of the wheel in Pisces tells its own unique story of the astrological wheel. Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the Zodiac. Capricorn acted as the testing ground for what could become reality and served as the affirmer of the resilience and sure-footedness that can be achieved in the steepest of heights and the deepest of depths.

Aquarius’ image is that of the water-bearer; pouring its life giving waters out for humanity to drink. The mystery lies not in the water being poured, but in the empty space left in the vessel now awaiting the filling of water that will next sustain. Nature abhors a vacuum so the implication is that we must freely give of our resources so that we may receive what will be needed anew.

If we look at the dynamics of energy thus far, beginning with the cardinal sign of Aries, we could think of the three signs that begin the astrological wheel as the quickening Fires (Aries- Fire) within the body of manifestation (Taurus- Earth) that gives rise to aspiring towards the heavens (Gemini- Air). Now enlivened by the desire to “know”, the healing and nurturing (Cancer- Water) of what no longer serves this goal is brought front and center into the Light of Day (Leo-Fire) to be strengthened as it is readied for the detailed analysis of Virgo (Earth) that seeks to create a new form for its manifestation. Libra (Air) applied the finishing touches to what Virgo had reduced to the most essential components. Using the adaptability and deftness of a mind that could easily calculate and mentally weigh both benefits and detriments, Libra moved with skill and grace to accomplish what was made ready.

The energy of Scorpio provided the necessary prodding to explore the deeper aspects of the emotions and access the hidden keys of memory that has been hidden and within the fires of Sagittarius, the forging of what was tempered in the waters of transmutation into a more flexible and expansive form is at hand. Sagittarius looked out at the night sky and did not see only darkness, but imagined the beauty of what lay beyond sparkling from the heat of stellar light that are the wishes, hopes and dreams released to be share by the Cosmos. This vision shone brightly within the realm of the human experience as Capricorn moved through terrain that is unforgivable, yet still finds its place of acclaim atop the highest mountain. Having gathered all that was needed to proceed fully informed and ready to reach new levels of understanding, Aquarius released its inventive spirit and visionary insight for all to make use of. And, finally having arrived at the place of Pisces, we surrender into the arms of one who holds us gently and with love and carries us into the birthing of a new cycle.

Compassion Flows

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This solar month is one of focus on how we respond to the world and those within it. This is the wisdom of reaching beyond what the singular I needs or wants and seeing how we can be of help to the collective whole of humanity. This energy relates directly to the heart and using its grace as the instinctive catalyst towards improving not only our lives but others around us.

Pisces rules the 12th House of the Zodiac. This is the house of resolutions and synthesis of mundane and spiritual perspectives. Aquarius brought all the relevant information of the how to the table and now Pisces as ruler of the 12th House is responsible for the who. This is the Solar month of identifying what and who is of most importance to you and how these dynamics will open you to a deeper connection at the heart level. This is the month of finding the compassionate self and stepping into the world of service as model of what is possible when you open to a more loving nature.

In the chronology of the Zodiac, this phase of this Solar journey carries us into Pisces and the opportunity to experience humanity in all its expressions. This is the energy of the wise grandmother or grandfather who loves unconditionally and has a lifetime of experiences to share. The wisdom of the power of the heart that is found in Pisces is what provides HOPE as the cycle begins anew in Aries. These are the final touches on freeing humanity’s soul and the realization of what can be achieved by seeing more as the heart opens to an understanding of all loving compassion and the wisdom of humanity serving humanity as a collective and Divine whole.

And, so with the gentle spirit that is Pisces, we call forth the energy of the Sun as it continues its zodiacal cycle. Once again we repeat the invocation that opened the Gate to this Temple. As you read through it think back to a point in time when you felt love so fully that all you could do was to share it freely and fully with all you met. Think back to hearing the stories from an older person of a life well lived and well loved that gave you hope for your own future stories to be crafted by your life well lived and well loved. This is the blessing of Pisces.

As you read through the invocation, think about what each line of reference evokes within you and stimulates your own desire to hold as mystery that only you can reveal as you seek its deeper meaning. What goals are stirred as you read of RA’s power as expressed within the heart felt words put to paper. This is the power of planning and standing strong in your humanity as you pursue these goals. Use this gift wisely this solar month as we invoke the Solar month in Aquarius and awaken those fires of RA to quicken your surrender to the death of false perception and the rebirth of who you truly are.

Hymn to RA

All Hail to Thee, Mighty RA
Blaze of noon day sun.
Your fiery orb high in the
Sky above as we kneel
Beneath the heat of
Your radiance.

All the Gods bow to your radiance
All the Goddesses sing hymns of praise
To Your glory and man
Lays prostrate in humility
And devotion at the altar of
Your making.

Sweet music of adoration and offerings
Brought forth from the Black Land
Rise up in praise and thanks for
Your Sustaining Light.

All darkness flees at the touch of Your hand
All ceases its movement as Your expansive
Rays stretch across the morning sky.

The lotus opens to receive Your Touch
And the sands glisten as rare jewels
As You gaze upon each grain washed
Clean in the boundless ocean that
Reflects the brilliance of your face.

All Hail to Thee
Amun-RA
All Hail to Thee
Who sits high
Above the world.

Khepra in the East
Atum in the West
Whose eye holds the
Point of Life and the
Trifold Arc of Power.

Your eyes see all and
You are the place of return
Within the glowing blackness
Of the Midnight Sun.

All Hail to Thee
All Hail to Thee
Amun, Amun, Amen!

Ambient Lighting-The Magick of Aquarius

Posted in Astrology, Magick, The Temple of the Sun with tags on February 16, 2015 by themagickalpen

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The Magick of Aquarius

Idealistic Visioning

The Magick of Aquarius is dynamically charged and swift in its effects. Whatever we apply Aquarian energy towards will have the benefit of volumes of reference and an informed and intuitive mind that thinks outside of the box. This is the mind where everything is possible as long as it fits the criteria of logic and transformative effect.

Aquarius’ strength lay in its ability to be a magnet for information; greedily consuming it and then being able to spit it out in a way that makes use of the key components required for successful application. This exuberance for the learning capacity of the mind is one that can also present as impatience for those who get lost in the finely structured translation that Aquarius provides. Jumping from A-Z in a milli-second is all in a day’s musing for Aquarius, but this approach is not always the most effective in savoring the finer points of the process.

The caution here is that of detachment and remaining always out in the aethers seeking the next phase of knowledge. There can be a tendency to discount emotions in the equation because they are not logical in mastering a direction that is sterile and appealing to greater mental pursuits. Having come from the very manifest oriented energy of Capricorn to the mental gymnastics of Aquarius is something of a trick in counterbalance. This is the true state of as above (Aquarius), so below (Capricorn) in action. Aquarius strives to move out of the “human condition” and in its place re-invent the cosmic condition” where humanity is of equal value to all of life in all of its forms at a universal level.

Aquarius is the second sign of the third (and final) cycle of quadrant of Elements in progression around the zodiacal wheel. This is the third and last of the astrological signs of Air and in the order of progression, Aquarius has the benefit of drawing its experience from the styles of the other two Air signs.

This is the progression from the first communications of Gemini, eager to please in its methodology of communicative mind and having the agility to change course at will, taking a little from here and a little more from there before it reaches final conclusion. This frantic pace is balanced by Libra’s requirement that all that passes through it must meet the requirements of refinement and grace and be as pleasing to the senses as to the mind it serves. This is mind that has matured from the enthusiasm of youthful Gemini and now seeks longevity and a place where its efforts may be synthesized and strengthened. Arriving at the space of Aquarius, everything of mind and movement is now lengthened into a structure that serves as a point of reference. This is the processing of information with the speed and agility of Gemini and the re-creating balance of Libra’s ability to soften the rough edges and raw dynamics. Aquarius brings these two together in a way that becomes the repository of information that simultaneously sees the past and the future as it creates the panoramic view of what is possible in the present.

A Structured Think Tank

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Hold steady
Stand strong
Be the container.

Hold fast the
Energy that pours
Forth relentlessly.

The Middle Way
Proves firm and true
What generates inside
Soars above and
Reaches deeply below.

Draw up its strength
Pull down its light
Draw in its anchor of center
And allow to pour forth that
Which will be renewed.

Aquarius is Fixed Air. Highly structured and stable in quality, this active principle is expressed as the synthesizer. The stability of a Fixed sign allows the space for drawing together what has preceded it in the Cardinal sign and prepare the most viable and stable form of that energy as it releases it to the flexibility and expansiveness of the Mutable sign that follows it. Aquarius expresses this ability in the area of thought. The ability to gather together the imaginings and visionings of new invention so the dialogue may begin that will result in “back to the drawing board” or “all systems go!”.

Solar Month Magick

Enhances the inventive mind and movement towards future goals:

Aquarius is the eleventh sign of the Zodiac. The energy of Aquarius is that of mental action. It is a sign of innovative idea. Aquarius is the place of the future. The past and/or history of a thing or place does not hold much interest for the Aquarius as this energy is always looking ahead, and using that as the guiding force in all of endeavors. Being of the quality of mind and intellect, invention and problem solving are the natural gifts of this sign.

The Solar Month of Aquarius is an excellent time to begin the work of brainstorming solutions to long-range goals. Although Aquarius is an Air sign, there is much that relies on the continued flow and movement of intuitive guidance, much like water that has been properly aerated and bubbles up freely expanding and eventually moving beyond its container of limitation. Think on the image of the Water-bearer as the symbol of Aquarius. Water is a necessity for life to continue. A suitable container is needed so that the precious liquid will not spill. And, someone capable of protecting and ensuring that it will arrive at its future destination is required. The magick, however occurs when this liquid is drained from the vessel. Now the potential for more to come that is the same in how it is identified, yet subtly different, because the well of source may not be the same. This is the core of Aquarius, providing some similar, yet different enough from, that it automatically becomes the idea of the future.

The energy of this Solar month of Aquarius next flows into the compassion and healing of Watery Pisces. This is the astrological sign of sacrifice and the unquestionable understanding of the inter-connectedness of all life that has arrived at this conclusion from the Mind that knows the negative product of neglecting the humanness in humanity.

The Aquarian approach can be used for short-term projects, but is most effective for long-term workings. A goal, such as envisioning what you wish the outcome to be in as much detail as possible and then thinking through the viability of each step that will be required for successful goal. Use your mental agility to see all of the perspectives that could be employed. Research and then research some more until you find exactly the correct equation to be applied.

Similar to the New, Full and Waning cycles of the Lunar Month, beginning the working in the Solar Month of Aquarius would be the first phase of identifying what your vision of the prefect outcome would be. Temporarily removing the emotional component, focus more on the what, rather than the compelling feelings of the why. Strip this vision down to its basic architecture revealing all that links it together and supports its building.

As you move through the Solar month you will begin to recognize what is the reasonable and rationale way to proceed. Once this is established, re-introduce the feeling quotient (this is the water vessel that Aquarius carries into the future). If it still stands as the focus of desired intent, go for it.

Using the cycle of Air and those astrological signs of that element the next point of bolstering the energy would be during Gemini Solar Month. The Solar Month of Gemini provides the freedom to communicate your ideas, begin the process of networking for further supports and change course if suitable. This is the burst of new airy mind that refreshes what was released into it from Aquarius.

Having finally arrived in the energy of the Solar month of Libra, now is the opportunity to reign in all that you have experienced and used to bolster your goal of intent. Now is the time to refine it, make it pleasing at all levels to the senses and sensibilities of what you envision for yourself now. This is the space of the dream becoming a reality and you standing fully informed of every process and intention along the way. Much like the architect who has foreseen every weakness in his/her plans and has a final blueprint that erects something that will stand the tests of time.

Lunar Magick: Time to Create the Formula

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The Path of Idealism…

Use of Lunar energy in the astrological sign of Aquarius provides the energetic principle of foresight and informed intuition. The approach is one that is both idealistic and prescriptive in nature. The continued dialogue being one of “what if” and “how to formulate it”. Air stirs up the seas in turbulence as well as being to gently move the waters along in a stream that is obstructed and has potential for stagnation. Appropriate use of air in stirring up the emotions of desire for what is imagined, moves the energy towards one of action in taking the necessary steps of planning that will draw you closer to realization of your goals.

Workings that require emotions that are structured and informed by clarity of mind and a concrete plan make use of the Aquarian mind. Bringing to the surface those things that have weighed heavily and toxically in your emotional being can be problem-solved and brought to a place where you may more clearly let your wishes be known, your fears allayed and your joys acted upon.

Workings that encourage you to speak your truths to ensure a future that is in more alignment with what you envision it to be are synthesized into movement that flows continually to sustain and uplift your efforts carried on winds of future change.

The New Moon of Aquarius would be used to seek out what areas of your life need stirring up and recharging with catalytic desire for change. Remember, Uranus is the ruler and disburser of Aquarius’ energy. It is communication on steroids, moving strong and electrically firing up everything in its path. Where would you most like to apply this energy?

The Full Moon of Aquarius allows for those emotional reserves to be brought into a dynamic that will guide and direct your future actions and responses. What was held in the past regarding the issue you selected is now of no importance. What is quickened now in the fullness of Mother Moon’s light is the seed of potential for what you wish it to become.

And, the energy of the Waning Moon in Aquarius provides the opportunity to engage Saturn’s energies as co-ruler of this sign. This is the dynamic of rigid structure that will hold firm what has been started and scatter to the winds what is no longer needed. Additionally, this action is one that is timeless in nature. What is rendered now useless forever was, is and shall be of no power over me!

Some Additional Astrological properties of Aquarius
Keywords: Invention, Vision, Knowledge

The Archetype: The Allegorical Teacher is the archetype associated with Aquarius. Aquarius thrives on learning. It’s intent is to know everything, to be everything and then to share that information and experience with everyone. These are incremental steps towards the ultimate goal of solving the great mysteries of purpose. This is often construed as Aquarius being the great Humanitarian.

The specific form of Humanitarianism that is often ascribed to the Aquarian is one in which the greater good is always the objective, even if it means the expenditure of a singular one. This ideology gives a first impression of Aquarians being cold and emotionally unattached. Logic precludes emotion and largely the actions taken by an Aquarian are from the perspective of feeling so greatly for right outcome that the detail of explaining the emotional depths of that action are not felt to serve to further the ultimate goal.

As a teacher the goal is not one of liking every student that enters those halls of learning. The primary directive is one of teaching every one of those students what there is to teach and what they have come to learn as a collective consciousness of seekers.

Rules Astrological House:
The 11th House of the Zodiac, the House of Friendships

Moving through the Zodiacal Wheel’s energy, the First House is the singular “you” identified by your personality and who you are presently and who you who hope to become. The second House holds the possessions and things you have acquired that further define you. The Third House represents how you express yourself based on what you have learned of yourself (1st House) and what you have chosen to surround yourself with in the material world (2nd House). The Fourth House has taught the lessons of home and family; commitment and unconditional love for who we are now and who we hope to become. Arriving at the Fifth House we are now ready to emerge from the security of friends and family and stand courageously in the Light of the choices we have made, that have contributed to the crafting of this self. Moving on towards the Sixth House we are ready to give, to serve, to cultivate and to learn the lessons of harmonious interaction.

Moving next into the Seventh House we stand ready to gather to ourselves all that we have learned on the journey thus far and use it to explore new paths, learn new ways of being and open to the partnerships forged on a new chosen path. The Eighth House of Scorpio brings passion and emotional attachment to the equation. Awareness of the physical pleasures of being human underscores the journey. As we enter the Ninth House we are ready to initialize what those experiences have been as we load our bows with all that we hope to share and stir the will to action wherever the sights have been set. Jupiter, the ruling planet of Sagittarius stands at the ready to push the extremes and encourage stretching to the limits of what we perceive to be possible.

Continuing into the Tenth House and Capricorn’s reality revealed the effort required to re-claim and maintain the steady ground we stretched towards and sought in Sagittarius. Now, having come from this place of manifest stability, the mind and its dreams are able to project into the furthest reaches of possibility. These are anchored in the relationships we have built that serve as a reality check, when that projection moves beyond grounding. These dreams are further inspired by our interactions with others, at times in an observational stage and at other times, fully engaged in the wholeness of mind and heart.

Color(s):

The colors of electric blue and black are those I associate with Aquarius. This is the cobalt charge of electrical current that moves through the darkness of space in and of its own accord with time as it blazes a trail of light and energy in its

Free Me: Capricorn in Aquarius

Lightning flashes around
Making the way dangerous
As steep advance is taken
Carefully and securely.

I feel as though there is
No making headway as
Electricity extends a fiery
Hand blocking the way.

I pause regaining my
Strength of purpose
And pace myself
Giving pause with each
Resounding slap of
Electrical charge.

All at once the way
Clears and I look
Up seeing through
What had been clouds
Of trail and error.

I look up as the sun
Flashes through as
A new form of electric
Catalyst and I see now
The full expanse of
Where my scaling of
Future effort will lead.

Aquarius is the Eleventh sign of the Zodiac:

Seasonally, Aquarius stands as space of pause from the celebrations of the longest night of the Winter Solstice and the longest day of the Summer Solstice in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, respectively. These are points when winter is slowly giving way to the future of Spring’s greening (Northern) or the introspective descent into the wintry months ahead (Southern).

We stand at a point of choice about how we will acclimate to these futures and what plans we will make to align with these changes. This is the action of Aquarius as the inventive mind and the ability to plan and envision ourselves in the space of Spring’s growth or Winter’s great demise.

Ambient Lighting

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We have crossed the mid-point in the Solar Year and are at the last gate before the finality of the last of the 12 Houses of the Astrological signs. Each prior to this point has concerned itself with those aspects of our being that cultivate sense of self (Aries); sense of others (Taurus); expression of ourselves (Gemini); nurturing what we hold close to our hearts (Cancer); moving into our place of power (Leo) and claiming responsibility for taking a closer look at who we have become (Virgo); and finding that place of refinement through interaction. Scorpio marked the advent of self-knowledge and re-forming of what had come before as it is transformed and Sagittarius forged new connections as it moved purposefully beyond its comfort zone.

Capricorn offered the lesson of trial and error until the sure-footedness and confidence necessary to master manifest adversity was cultivated. Now Aquarius is ready to carry us into the ambient and electrically charged dynamic of light that reveals our all-loving nature, informed by the vision of who we are and supported by a solid blueprint towards stepping into that compassionate self of Pisces.

As we move through each of the Solar Temples in the coming year, it will become more apparent how interconnected they are. The story that is woven is one of growth and evolution that is just as relevant today as it was to the ancients. We learn from these natural cycles and their application is profound mundanely and spiritually.

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Other Posts to Re-read:

Temple of the Sun: Aquarius

Sun in Aquarius- A Future Tree
The Motherboard- Sun in Aquarius
Full Moon in Aquarius- Breath of Liquid Flame
New Moon in Aquarius- The Speed of Light

Temple of the Moon:

Day Sixteen: Looking Further-Waning Moon in Aquarius
Day Fifteen: On a Clear Day-Full Moon in Aquarius

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