FULL MOON PHASE Lunar Eclipse October 8, 2014 BLOOD MOON

Blood Moon Full Moon Lunar Eclipse2

Well here’s a Full Moon in Aries theory for you. People who go bonkers during a Full Moon in a relationship sign (Aries Moon/Libra Sun such as it is now) are suspect for this reason:   people will pick a fight with another or provoke reactions in other people for the purpose of dealing with their own conflicts about relationships. Yeah—totally happens.

Full Moons by their very nature are about oppositions (Moon opposing the Sun) and so there will be people born under a Full Moon to whom relationships mean “everything” and others will repudiate all relationships altogether.  Polarity extremes are part of a Full Moon and in relationship signs like the current Aries/Libra Moon/Sun, it’s the same way.  Therefore,  I tend to believe that this is the case with all transiting full Moons too but  especially in the relationship signs of Libra/Aries where even the Lunar Nodes are also currently  transiting.

So at the peak of the Full Moon yesterday with the Moon still in Aries, how did that go for you? Any Mars/Venus interactions? Any Yang/Yin oppositions? Anything surprising? –Uranus, the planet of surprise, was in alignment with the Moon and Sun. Well, whatever it may have been, short lived and sudden as it may have been, the effects will be long lasting whatever it was.

The Moon has now (at the time that I post this) slipped into Taurus—a more peaceful and pleasant emotional territory but the Blood Moon Eclipse had its effect and now we deal with the energy it left behind.

The Moon, which is being eclipsed, is the natural ruler of family, domestic situations, and women. That Full Moon has just occurred in the fiery, and often inflammatory, sign of Aries. One astrologer said issues with women during this Full Moon would not be unexpected, and it’s possible that one may check out on you either emotionally or physically–(adios).

Issues with caregiving can be part of a relationship dynamic at this time. And then there’s always that type of familial “damned if you do, and damned if you don’t” kind of drama. Am I ringing any bells?

GOOD NEWS:  If you can stay out of the dramas (and other people’s aggressions) at this time when the Moon is at it’s fullest, the energy can be purely exhilarating and energizing.

As far as that New Moon intention that we set in motion a few weeks ago, things have peaked, hit the high note and from here on out (the rest of this cycle) the Moon wanes and the energy calms, declines.

But have no fear; a lot can still happen—we are only at the very beginning of the waning cycle. Look out your window now, the Moon is still plenty full.

Generally speaking, as compared to a few weeks ago, things are clearer now than they were then—cards are put out on the table so-to-speak.

Life’s paradoxes become more vivid now—we can see other people’s view points if we are the least bit perceptive and unselfish.

There’s a sense of fate of inevitability that becomes evident here at the Full Moon time and in various ways not just in the way that it relates to the New Moon seed that you planted (either consciously or without knowing what you were doing).

What’s Normal Now:  You could have fear about how you think things are going to evolve in the next few weeks as the Moon wanes, but don’t have a fatalistic attitude!  You see more clearly and realize that things can change at any moment, and you know they have to.  Why? You realize that some things cannot be amended or repaired and some situations are truly stuck and you resolve not to prolong those.

I think it was Steven Forest who said something like if we have to have karma/drama then drama that moves us forward is evolution and is better than rather than drama that goes nowhere but back to square one. I could see that in a situation recently in my own life—yet I don’t think it had much to do with the seed that I planted through my desire or intention during the New Moon a few weeks ago, but maybe so.  Time will tell. Those realizations often times come much later.

Dane Rudhyar says that if a positive attitude of growth and liberation have prevailed during the waxing phase (as the Moon grows toward full), there comes some feeling of fulfillment, illumination and revelation at the FULL MOON. On a personal level, I really am experiencing that now in more than one situation at this time!

That message that we received at the time of the Sun/Moon merging conjunction has now reached the conscious mind fully and arrived in clear, objective consciousness. Something of the past is repudiated – some old value/belief/worry/fear (something) is released in favor of a new realization!  THAT’S Full Moon energy all over!

And so now there is a reorienting with a different purpose than a few weeks ago.

EXCEPTION: if an individual has been negative or carried a hesitant attitude over prior weeks, the Full Moon time can bring about a destructive attitude or a mental dilemma. There can be feelings of being torn; a splitting of the personality but this of course is delusion as all feelings of separateness are. In relationships where feelings of separateness occur the vital essence of the relationship is destroyed. Why? Because that is the denial of relatedness!  Negative energy sees conflicting energy where there is none—such as seeing the Sun conflicting with the Moon in opposition when they are actually relating/merging/compromising. How can you relate to something when you feel that the something is separate from you?  How can you relate to something or someone to which you feel you are being denied the connection? That’s how feeling torn comes about—a bit like personality schizophrenia.

By the by, I admit to getting of the concepts offered in the above  paragraph from the work of  astrologer Dane Rudhyar.  I have include it (heavy as it is) because of personally experiencing the truth to it.  I did paraphrase the concepts the way.

PERSONAL INPUT:  We will see what happens as the Moon wanes over the next few weeks but that ‘bit-of-a-ray-of-hope’ that happened in the New Moon phase 2 weeks ago, that whisper of a hope became concrete and survived and energy of the other phases is peaking now—this is definitely happening in my own personal experience as it relates to my New Moon intention/desire/seed planting. Yet, I still do not wish to reveal what it is that I’ve been focusing upon; not quite yet.

Meanwhile, I’m learning a lot about the Moon cycle writing these blog posts on the Lunation Cycle and applying the information to my own life.

By the way, a bit of trivia here but I just wrote about Joan of Arc in this week’s newsletter and that ties into this blog post since Joan of Arc was born during Full Moon— or so they say.  Her life story epitomizes Full Moon energy.

Anyway, let us ‘hang-in-there’ through the rest of this Lunar Full Phase.

I could have written a book on the fact that this Full Moon is called a BLOOD MOON but, it’s been a long day!  Another time.
The Moon enters the next lunar cycle gate at 225° at what is called the Waning Disseminating lunar phase. See you again around that time at 15° Gemini early next week if my calculations are correct!

That should be around Oct. 12th/13th when the Moon enters that next Waning Disseminating phase.

See you then.

QUICK MOON PHASE LINKS: 

New Moon 

Crescent (Waxing)

First Quarter

Gibbous (Waxing)

FULL MOON

Disseminating (Waning)

Last Quarter

Waxing Crescent – Balsamic 

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Taurus New Moon Solar Eclipse Today, May 9th, 2013 – Eclipse Season 2013

Taurus New Moon Solar Eclipse Today
Taurus New Moon Solar Eclipse Today, May 9th, 2013

It’s the middle of the summer eclipse season 2013!  Lunar! Solar! Partial! Full!  Whatever!  A one word can suffice:  change.  Yeah, okay.  But what kind and what for and what to do about it?  Well, how its playing out in each of our lives can be somewhat different but the main theme is change.  So, it all started in April with the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio; so a Scorpio Moon; check your schedules, journals, calendars or reflect back to the 25th of April during that full Moon.  (I did and see a theme developing with finances; not surprising when we’re dealing with Scorpio and the opposite polarity Taurus.  They rule the 2nd and 8th zodiac houses of our money/other people’s money—generally speaking as a huge over-simplified theme.  Survival, values, self-worth and issues of power/control and these types of categories—that’s what we’re talking about, if we’re getting thematic and we are.

TECHNICAL—SKIP THIS PARAGRAPH IF YOU’RE NOT ‘INTO’ ASTROLOGY:  Most people don’t know these details about themselves but I’ll mention anyway that if anyone has planets in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius that are between 1 and 11 degrees, that this energy will be most deeply felt.  Why?  Because this upcoming Full Moon Eclipse on the 25th of May happens at 5 degrees and is triggering the lot of any planets in those signs and in those degrees via aspects or angles, that’s why.

But even if you don’t know those details, everyone has transiting Saturn (in Scorpio) and Mars (in Taurus) triggered at that time.  So, you’re effected with or without knowledge of your planets, houses or signs.  But knowledge is power, so let’s continue.

Although I just said that I’d leave myself out of it, Saturn in Scorpio brought (for me) deep emotional sadness (my brother had just died) and other emotions had me initiating (Mars) some new ideas about monetary survival concerns (Taurus).  I’m sharing this for the purposes of helping others understand their own astrological eclipse energy as I try to figure this thing out myself.  What is the message that is being given to us by the universe this eclipse season?

Eclipses can suddenly expose a hidden problem and are like the ‘wild cards’ of the zodiac which can bring up stressful emotions, chaotic events or they can be very positive and exciting.  I’m sure there are those who feel little or no effect at all.  Why so?  Well, it depends on whether or not those signs relate to something significant in the natal chart triggering the soul’s karmic past or evolutionary goal—some eclipses do and others don’t.  Just because someone experiences an eclipse season as mild, doesn’t indicate some type of spiritual advancement.  Besides, let’s face it.  If we got hit intensely and heavily with each and every single eclipse, chances are we’d be overwhelmed—that’s why we have something called ‘time’ to slow it all down for us.  So, wipe the grin off your face if you are not being affected by this particular eclipse, there’s always next year!

My Natal North and South Nodes are being hit by this eclipse season so my soul’s karmic past and evolutionary intention are really being shaken.  Last year, the summer eclipses (in which I relocated from the mountains to this apartment complex down mountain) occurred I the signs Gemini-Sagittarius.  One archetype of this zodiac axis relates to short trips and travel—that axis in my natal chart occurs in 5-11, the archetypes of children (5th) and the clan/community (11th).  I’m in the community now “fer’ shure” as we used to say it in the 80’s.  I moved into this apartment complex where my children live.  And I did so last year between the May 20th and June 4th eclipse.  My move in date was the 21st of May last year, 2012.  So all that Gemini-Sag eclipse stuff that last year is being mentioned here as an example of how an eclipse season can work.  Let’s get current–it’s now one year later, May 9, 2013.

So much for history; let’s return to the NOW.  Scorpio – Taurus is where we’re at for this years eclipse season encore.  And for me triggers more family/career stuff since in my life, the natal nodes are in the 4-10 house axis.  Again, if you are born with personal planets in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius; then you’re being affected.

My whole generation is feeling the effects of this eclipse since all people born in the Pluto in Leo generation which is roughly between the years of 1940 and 1957 are affected by these eclipses in Taurus/Scorpio via the square; especially if their Pluto is within orb or between 1 and 11 degrees Leo.

Oh, I may be getting too technical.  We’re just talking about what issues can cause concern when we look at the signs and houses that an eclipse affects.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SOLAR AND LUNAR ECLIPSE?

ANSWER:  Just as a general rule of thumb, solar eclipses are more external dealing with outer world events while the lunar eclipses are more emotional and internal. 

So let’s go back to April 25th.  We checked the calendar/journal/schedule and reflected back to that last week or so of April a moment ago—was that more internal or external for you?  We feel intensely emotional about something and that can result in taking the bull-by-the-horns so to speak and initiating an external event.  I was re-thinking my whole approach to things at that time due to some emotional unrest and as a result did initiate a few outer world experiences.  I will leave the details to your imagination.

Eclipses have a profound effect on a person’s life—at least potentially depending upon what other planets it triggers.  The tension may last only a few weeks; however the change that happens in that period can last a lifetime.

Take, for example, the eclipse season of last summer as it relates to my own life.  The move closer to my family—definitely true that things that have happened this past year did affect my life and the lives of my family and the affects likely will last a lifetime i.e. our relationships, memories and all of that.  So there’s a good example.  The intensity of the move—the packing up and moving in took weeks but the change?  Well, pretty dramatic.

Eclipses can illuminate areas of one’s life—like shining a light on the person, the path bringing into awareness something that beforehand was not being noticed.  We could say something like removing a blind spot!   I think that’s a good way to phrase it.  Whatever has been pushed to one side or shoved under the carpet becomes obvious.  Sometimes I think of eclipses as earthquakes—especially after last summer as well as the current energy.

Today’s eclipse (May 9th 2013) is Solar and this Sun/Moon conjunction is closely (as mentioned earlier) merged with Mercury, Mars and most importantly the South Node.  So past life or even this current lifetime’s past memories and past actions (Karma possibly-?) is being illuminated revealing, once again, possible blind spots.

The next eclipse of this series is another Lunar Eclipse and occurs on May 25 on the full Moon.  There are two eclipse seasons every year – lunar eclipses are the byproducts of any given solar eclipse.  Therefore, the eclipse ahead of us on the 25th (Full Moon Lunar eclipse) is the byproduct of today’s New Moon Solar Eclipse.

Today’s Solar Eclipse may bring events that we have not consciously precipitated or triggered and then the consequential upcoming Full Moon Lunar eclipse on the 25th will be associated with events brougth about by our own thoughts and feelings.

Let me end with a quote from astrologer Dena DeCastro’s (www.denadecastro.com) recent newsletter to give us more of an idea about this eclipse season.  Her comments echo other astrologers all of whom are saying essentially the same thing.  About this eclipse season Dena wrote:

“We’re being invited to confront our fears, and to let go of the things we’ve held on to – habits, ideas, material things – that makes us feel secure. And, that’s the South Node in Taurus: we are learning to release attachment to some things that have allowed us to be comfortable for a while. The evolutionary condition is that, as a whole, we have become too comfortable, cozy, sleepy. Inertia has set in (shadow side of Taurus). Scorpio medicine invites us to surrender to what feels out of our control. For example, intense emotions, maybe long suppressed, may be coming to the surface now. Or, you might find that you can no longer avoid doing that thing you are passionate about, but have been so afraid to do. If you don’t know what that is yet, don’t worry. Another year and a half of North Node in Scorpio will likely reveal it to you. But you must be willing to look beneath the surface of things, to confront fears, and to ride the wave rather of change rather than fighting it. ~ So these themes and lessons are brought to the surface each time the eclipses occur in the Taurus/Scorpio polarity, particularly heightened in the two weeks leading up to and away from the eclipses. We are in such a time frame currently, which began in early April and goes through the early part of June. In my life, it has been a challenging time, full of Scorpionic themes. I touched on some of these in my previous newsletter. As I look at the lives of those closest to me, and events in the world around me, I see many of us being pushed out of the inertia state of shadow-Taurus toward confronting uncomfortable, even frightening, realities. Through being awakened to the things we usually don’t like to consider, however, we are provided the opportunity to gain wisdom and the ability to find the true sources of our own power.”—end quote, Dena DeCastro

I hope this post helps someone out there to hang on with chin up!  As mom used to say, “This too shall pass” and as I say, “I can go through anything if I know why and how long it’s likely to last!”

Maybe by next month, if we don’t get it right now, we will be able to look back on this time period of 3 eclipses April 25 thru May 25th and figure it all out!  Here’s to eclipses (raising my coffee cup to the air and not spilling a drop) and may the force be with you. 

I hope that we all receive some positive changes through this intense time period and I hope for you that your experiences are the intensely happy kind.   May the odds be ever in your favor!

June 2012’s Astrological Cluster! Bottom Line Guidance for Venus-Sun Transit Square Mars with Neptune Retro, and Direct Saturn’s Dance in the Heavens!

I’ve seen this coming and have a pretty good idea now that we’re into June how this is playing out in my own life but we still have the whole month to get through!  After reading this well-written article [http://www.astroraven.com/astrology-news/item/12-a-perfect-storm?-the-transits-of-june-2012] about the astrology of June:  the Venus thing with the Sun squaring Mars and Neptune and Saturn and full Moon Lunar Eclipse and lions and tigers and bears, O my!  I’m looking to divination for overall bottom line guidance. 

What would the i-ching say to us if it could (and it can as soon as I toss the coins) about June 2012?  What is the most important thing for humanity to keep in mind in consideration of all these astrological gymnastics occurring this month?

Let’s get the coins and see what we are told…

Well, no lines were changing in the toss, so the guidance is pretty straight forward.  We’re talking about Kua 53 called “Development” and relates to that old saying “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”.  So right away here we get the feeling that we should be patient during the month of June; one step at a time apparently but STEP!  (Don’t NOT step).  There is also the feel here of two separate parts uniting; so we have a feeling of people working together. 

I am hearing that old song in my head, “People who need people are the luckiest people….”   Walk the walk with others during the month of June and stay flexible—that’s the other bottom line.  

But wait!  There’s one more and that’s to stop worrying about the future and the way you do that is to remain in the present moment with your mental attention.  Should you find yourself in a tizzy about the future, instead do what needs doing with all your full attention in the present moment. 

This keeps you balanced and that is a word for June—balance!  Keep attention on the balance point within you and do whatever you need to in order to maintain balance.   Keep your cool in the face of anything you’d label a delay or set back—whatever happens this month, don’t check out!  Look at life straight in the eye and then feel supported—it’s a choice.  Choose to feel supported rather than in any way fearful or worried.

In Wu Wei’s Book of Answers, Kua 53 is called “Gradual Development” and the advice from this kua is that things will develop slowly and as a consequence become strong and enduring.  Keep that in mind over the month of June 2012 also.

Any situation that is currently being developed in your life now will require thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and social correctness in which integrity serves you well.  The future will be prosperous and peaceful if you maintain balance and a positive attitude.

Hang in there!  I will if you will ~!

Relationship Overhaul? Value’s Challenged? Venus Occultation Eclipse of the Sun is Intense June 5th-6th 2012

Venus Occultation - Crossing Face of Sun - Rare Astro Event
 

On June 5 or 6, depending on where on the planet you live, Venus will cross the face of the Sun.  As it merges with the Sun, all that Venus represents (values, desires, personal needs, love, etc) will be transformed by the Sun or will transform the Sun itself!  What does our Sun represent to our psyche astrologically? Some say it’s our essence; others say its our ego/personality; some say Sun represents father energy or male energy (while the Moon represents female energy–in that way) and others say the Sun represents our life purpose.  In all models, all planets revolve around that Sun and a healthy Sun in our psyche is what helps us feel whole, complete and happy.  No matter which way we see the Sun astrologically, there’s about to be some transformation through the Venus occulation that is occurring this week!

This planetary alignment of Venus crossing over the face of the Sun is called an occultation [see image]–some simply call it the ‘transit of Venus’.

Venus visibly seen in front of the Sun is a symbol for the rise of feminine energy in a current patriarchal world; so male/female issues and patriarchal values versus spiritual could be brought forward.

VENUS-SUN SQUARING MARS AT THE SAME TIME

To emphasize this even further, during the occultation, Venus/Sun will be forming a square to Mars. Squares are what are called ‘hard’ and ‘challenging’ aspects, and Mars is the male counterpart to Venus.

To add to the intensity, this occurs within a day of a Lunar Eclipse, which will affect us emotionally.

This “occultation” of Venus over the Sun is similar to an eclipse, but Venus will not totally block our view, rather, she will appear like a dot crossing over the face of the sun. [see image above]

“Although Venus and Sun meet up every couple of years, we have only witnessed this event six times in recent human history. The next transit on June 5, 6 will be our seventh observance.” –Rose Marcus

PS — Venus is in Gemini retrograde, so there will be dialogue about these topics this week, even if some of it may be internal!  Roles of male versus female needs in relationships; my values versus your values; patriarchical values versus matriarchal/spiritual values; consensus level consciousness and values versus spiritual level; new world values may very well be implanted, seeded, boosted or reawakened  the consciousness of the human at this time.  How will it affect your personal life?  Stay tuned, it should be an interesting week ahead!

Daily Divination 6-15-11 Go with the Flow Today or Disembark and Ground into Earth! 2 of Pentacles, Jupiter in Capricorn

Go with the flow! Today’s divination message is inspired by the 2 of Pentacles—the same archetype as Jupiter in Capricorn. I have to laugh as I think about it, especially since this is the day of the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon and looking at the picture on the card to the left. Look at the ocean in the background in the image—lots of waves and rough water. Astrologically, water relates to emotion and that is an element affected by the Moon (the tides).

The message for today seems like this: do whatever you have to do to stay afloat in rough (emotional) seas! In astrology terms, Jupiter will intensify or magnify (enlarge) whatever it contacts. Since the 2 of Pentacles relates to Jupiter in Capricorn and since Capricorn energy is thought to correlate with ‘control’, we could say that to go with the flow is one way to control the emotions today.

Capricorn relates to Earth too, so grounding would be a good idea today. If the emotional nature is too intense (Jupiter) connect with grounding activities or earth energy (Capricorn). The oceans of life may be wild today since it’s a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, so balance that by coming ashore so-to-speak and connecting with Mother Earth.

Today, you may be especially challenged to maintain equilibrium through the changes of life. If you have been stuck in old conditions, this Lunar Eclipse time (and the Eclipse Season generally) will help you clear out some of the old sludge—sediments may rise to the surface as water (emotions) get stirred. You can use this time to your advantage however (see yesterday’s 6-14-11 post).

We are being reminded now that we have an opportunity to create a stronger inner self by developing inner strength and fortitude.

Dance with the rhythms of the universe and flow with eternal changes of life!

And cut other’s some slack today if need be.  Like Plato said, Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

PS– the Lunar Eclipse energy refered to above and in yesterday’s blog isn’t negative in any way, shape or form and may manifest in each of us differently.  Nothing is good or bad OR better or worse–what is, simply is.  The current astrological configurations feel (to me) unusually pleasant and very calming… Easy Like Sunday Morning as the song lyrics go.

Daily Divination 6-14-11 Receive the clues to your purpose on Earth—here’s how NOW! The Moon, Pisces, Full Moon in Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse

Receive the clues to your purpose on Earth—here’s how NOW! The Moon, Pisces, Full Moon in Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse

The Moon! Spiritual and physical evolution is the focus of today’s divination message.

How interesting to have drawn this card just the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is upon us.

The Moon opposes the Sun now challenging us to determine our own truth verses the lies we tell ourselves—in the form of denial.

Are we being in spiritual integrity?

The archetype of this card is Pisces, the unconscious mind—some say Pisces represents universal mind. But either way, the Moon is about the shadow—parts of ourselves that contain motivations and fears of which we either deny or of which we are unaware.

The Moon card of Tarot represents forces that shape our livesforces that are greater than own thoughts which guide our evolution. And these are the feeling and emotional forces that are responded to from our ego or personality selves.

Full Moon times are great times to meditate. We can, through the help of the higher energies that it is possible to access during meditation, view our emotions and feelings without getting lost in them.

Moon energy represents what is within the subconscious and the unconscious parts of ourselves–the shadow or hidden material.  In astrological terms we would say 12th house stuff–that’s how Pisces gets the association with the The Moon Card.  Pisces,ruled by Neptune, is the natural archetype of the 12th house.

It is said that during Full Moon times, plants go into a deep meditation. It’s a time for spiritual retreat and the plant kingdom seems to know that. That sounds like Native American folklore and whether there is any scientific proof of that, I don’t know; but I’ve heard that before. I suspect it may have something to do with moisture levels and the ocean tides due to gravity shifts but don’t quote me on that—it’s my own speculation.

What I can say, however,  is that many times I get what I call “Full Moon Headaches” during certain Full Moon times and many memories that I’d thought I’d forgotten surface from the subconscious during Full Moon’s.

It seems like the deeper levels of mind are easier to access during powerful Full Moons and this is why its a good time to meditate—you may tap into memories and insights better then.

Dealing with the past and issues or aspects of our lives where we are in fear, denial or struggling with an illusion or delusion are often exposed during Full Moons.

The element of water is associated with the Moon and emotion.  Water, water everywhere!  The Moon card is associated with Pisces which is a water sign and the Moon itself is ruled by Cancer, another water sign.  Thus, the strong emotional correlations by water.

And the obviously increased emotional states during Full Moon times are no secret to anyone dealing with the general public—as you know, hospital workers and police force personnel tell us about it all the time.

If anything needs to be released from the subconscious, it is more easily achieved during times of the Full Moon.  But, this “ain’t” no normal Full Moon–as they speak in the south.  This is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon…

LUNAR FULL MOON ECLIPSE

The message for today is that this Full Moon in Sagittarius time is right upon us! And as I have been blogging about for the last week, it is triggering the opposition from the Sun (of course—that’s what a Full Moon means) in Gemini.   I’m stating the obvious; here’s something more direct:

So, we may be challenged to determine what we believe, what our personal truth ‘is’, and we may be challenged to express or communicate (Gemini) that truth in a way that is evolutionary or in new ways, different ways than in the past. 

Why so? Because, this Full Moon is triggering each of us in a way that is working with our own personal soul’s karmic past and evolutionary intent.

Why? Because the Moon/Sun opposition is sitting on the transiting Nodes of the Moon themselves! 

 (The transiting/moving North Node and South Nodes of the Moon represent our evolving soul’s past and future.)

Whatever is happening in your life now and in the next few days especially is going to give you clues as to your life purpose—what you are here to heal and where your soul intends to evolve.

It would be good to pay attention to challenges and insights that are part of your life right now.

That is, if you want to know the answer to those universal questions: Why am I here? What is my purpose?

You will get major clues to that through dreams and meditations and plain ole’ life experiences right now.

Whatever is going on in your life right now – it’s one huge clue to be applied as an answer to those life purpose types of questions.

As this Full Moon is also a Lunar Eclipse, so there will likely be some new imprints on the soul that occur at this time.

Eclipse energy is known to impact our destiny—it can be a time to make a new covenant with the universe.

When the Earth passes between the Sun and the Moon (like it’s about to do now), we have a Lunar Eclipse and again, the Sun is in Gemini and the Moon is in Sag and through the open window of an eclipse, information can pass through into the soul and the soul can release energy out as well. Energies are released and received and in this case the energy has to do with the archetypal energies of Gemini and Sagittarius (truth versus lies).

The Earth is in the middle of the Sun and Moon and these two opposing Luminaries are creating a tug and pull within us—contractions, like giving birth to new energy.

The magnetic pull of the Sun and Moon eclipsing the Earth is strong enough to open the Earth’s sheath temporarily so that these energies can be received and released. Again, think of it like an open window, perhaps a portal.

Our beliefs (Sag) will be changed and the way we communicate (Gemini) those will also be affected. And in whatever way that happens for you personally, you will be able to put 2 + 2 together to understand what your own soul is trying to achieve so that you can work in harmony with it, instead of against it.

BOTTOM LINE: stop and look at your life now, today, and tomorrow and over the next 3 or 4 days. (I probably should say 3 or 4 months too–for the effects of an eclipse affect us for months afterward.)

Observe and correlate. If you are one who asks questions like, Why am I here? What am I supposed to be “learning” or doing? What is my purpose? You’re getting some great big hints right about NOW!

All you really have to do is observe and correlate what is happening in your own life right now. What issues are being triggered for you? What are you having to pay attention to? How is the theme of Gemini/Sag playing out for you now? (truth versus lies)

Whatever that is, it’s connected to what you are doing here and how your soul is trying to resolve, grow and evolve– just notice.

I’m out of time for today, see you tomorrow…

Daily Divination 6-12-11 Cycles of Life – Lunar Full Moon Eclipse – Wheel of Fortune – Jupiter

The forces of nature! The Wheel of Fortune—which is in astrology terms, Jupiter! The cycles of our lives, the turning points and the change and moving back to “center” where there is stability and spiritual nourishment—that’s the focus of today’s cosmic communiqué.

This Wheel of Fortune card is appropriate for the current astrological weather—a Lunar Eclipse full Moon in Sagittarius is approaching (the 15th) triggering the transiting Lunar Nodes in Gemini/Sag and we will all be visiting the truth (Jupiter/Sag) versus lies (Mercury/Gemini) energy in our lives and our communication methods may receive some restructuring.

The Wheel of Fortune card reminds us that our lives are affected by cycles and those can be seen clearly in astrology. It is important that we remain centered when these cycles are occurring and when we are being imprinted with new energy, which happens during eclipse seasons, like now.

The message for today involves having trust and faith in the adjusting power of the universe and to keep open to the energy of Jupiter, the right brain and intuition. A good affirmation for today would go something like,

 “I accept the changing cycles of life that the Universe brings and reaffirm and anchor to the ‘center’ within me to allow the changes to occur gracefully. I use my intuition and right brain faculties to balance my left brain logical thinking in order to remain balanced and at peace.”

Even though our life may feel like it is doing a turn around, it is an opportunity to become more aware and to realize how everything connects in ways that greater perspectives can be gained. While we have free will to set our own path in life to a certain extent, we do experience twists of fate and larger cycles that affect us, despite our best efforts. At these times, we feel clear that there is a greater power in charge of our lives and to surrender to that can help us realized that there is a bigger picture (Jupiter). When we surrender our will to a more Divine Will and/or acknowledge a greater plan is at work in our lives which we simply cannot control it is humbling, and at the same time it can also be gratifying.

Standing back and seeing the larger perspective (Jupiter) is what today’s message is about. The amount of surprise or resistance that we experience now is an indication of how well we are surrendering to The Divine energy of life.

The only certainty to life is change and—as above, so below—we can see that literally if we study astrology.

In the difficulties of life is where we grow if we work in harmony with change.

There is freedom to make choices in life but these are within the confines of the workings of fate or the soul’s plan—and we can get glimpses of that plan in a natal birth chart.

If this is a particularly good time for you, the works of your past are probably being enjoyed right now. If you are experiencing a down time, ride the cycle and go with the flow and try to work with it, seeing the bigger picture.

Good or bad is a judgment, life will always be cyclical in nature—up’s and down’s; it’s all relative. And nothing lasts forever, life IS change; so hang in there!  If this is a challenging time for you, the good news is that it will pass. Do what you can to turn the perceived misfortune to fortune by seeing the bigger picture (Jupiter) and c;ll on your intuition to help you bring balance.

I love that this card comes up today just as we are approaching the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter.

The approaching Full Moon will be sitting right on the transiting North Node that is in Jupiter ruled Sagittarius. The eclipse is activating these issues of truth versus lies and issues of seeing the big picture. The Wheel of Fortune card today is calling to our attention the current and upcoming astrological influences.  What is truth? Is it black and white?  The Gemini part of this eclipse wants it to be.  But the truth is relative and we must integrate all we’ve learned thus far in order to be able to really realize that.

Eclipses always trigger emotions and with the transiting nodes involved, what’s going on involves communications regarding truth vs. lies because the transiting nodes are in Gemini/Sag.

Final thought:  not everyone has to agree with your truth in order for you to feel emotionally okay.