Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cosmic Cupid's Arrow under a Libra New Moon (Oct 4)

The New Moon on Oct 4 falls at 11 Degrees Libra. Not only that but 11 degrees and 56 minutes (11-11) for those seeing this particular double number on Clocks, Digital Displays, Receipts and other random places on a regular basis, this could be a very interesting week.

The Libra New Moon tells a story. The Chart is attached if you want to follow along. A quincunx from the Taurus South Node reminds me that the world has the munchies. Not that everyone is stoned (although Neptune in Pisces means you're definitely finding one drug of choice and enjoying it - even if that's sleeping). We are all hungry right now. For security. Old physical desires, appetites are rife as are stubborn refusals to change or budge, old spending habits, self worth issues, over fixation or worry about physical realm stuff (food, sex, insatiable hungers, money).

There's the rub with the Libra New Moon - which seeks harmony and balance not an over-concern over anything so crass as the Physical Dimension. Libra seeks Balance and Shared Experiences. 

Chiron in Pisces hints at old hurts still plaguing us (in dreams or waking life), sorry & sad stories from ego-trauma, nightmares or unhealed skeletons in the closet, the need for medication or the addicted, feelings of powerlessness, idle hands make the devil's playground etc.

All these create a rub with this particular Libra New Moon because they could cause rifts in relationships or general malaise with other people you're dealing with. For each person you face this week, look behind their eyes and realize there are hurts/wounds there that remain, and there's more going on that meets the eye. Judgments don't help.

The best of this combo is compassionately respecting the fact that everyone's hurting somewhere and how they act could reflect and reveal this. Give some leeway.

The Cancer Jupiter doesn't help so much with overindulgent mega moods this week and the potential for over-inflating past emotional material. We want MORE-MORE-MORE of our creature comforts, favorite foods, familiar habits and safe lifestyle.  Who wouldn't right now? How do we handle such huge emotions based on past experiences in the context of getting along with each other in the Here and Now? There's an expansion of Feelings going on upon Planet Earth, I'm not sure if you feel it. Sensitive types do (those with strong water signs or Neptune in their Charts). There's an expansion of feelings and needs, but are they going towards building bridges or to sit and dwell on the past all the while missing the potential for Real Human Contact right here right now. Will you let your feelings guide you to connect? No text messages, no emails, just on the phone or in person real time dialogue.

Pluto in Capricorn of course is the ultimate inner parent - firm and final throwing us Rules, Regulations that can disrupt or tear apart relations right now. Control is a huge potential issue, with those you're dealing with.  Who is boss? Is it healthy leadership or a tyrant/bully? In partnerships should there even be a 'boss'? No one steers the ship alone. Its all "we" stuff right now. A Pluto Square is an opportunity to ditch the dark material by going through it as it comes up, without letting it pile up, without letting it fester. Exposing abuse where it exists. Don't forget, that some of the control/powerless feelings right now stem from things that went on in your past and childhood (the 10th/4th house axis is one of Parenting).  With two planets on this axis, parental patterns and problems are revisited to re-shape energy spent stuck in their curse but acceptance leading to our empowerment(Pluto/10th) and growth beyond them (Jupiter/4th).

Does your union need rules or structures? Are some of them archaic and outdated? Who is following whose lead or is there mutual respect and joint rule-making? Is power being handled fairly between both parties? The world picture continues to reflect the same game playing out in your home and mine. In businesses across the planet. And between countries or next door neighbors.

Notice the ARROW pointing to this Libra New Moon! True Synergy - the Sun and Moon in Libra. The male and female. The Parents. At the same time, Venus and Mars fight in their square aspect. While there is a chance for our Inner Parents to agree and come together, our inner boy and girl both need something - attention (Venus) and action (Mars). Sex and play. Depth and fun. Seething egos. Power plays. Passion and Joy. Explore between Mars and Venus here and see how you'd like this tension to play out for you and those you're currently 'dancing' or 'fighting' with?

Sun and Moon - we are both male and female, we need to learn when to PUSH and when to let things come (PULL) to you. As always with a square, you're damned if you do damned if you don't often, but at least you're trying. Dual Action soothes the friction of the "internal conflict" square. Sometimes you push, sometimes you pull. Sometimes the timing is off, sometime it just works. Either way, you're living and learning.

Uranus opposing this Libra New Moon is like the crazy relative who crashes the wedding late and whispers in the ear of the bride and groom (Sun and Moon) that by coming together they lose their individual freedoms or who comes bearing a banner 'Be Yourself!'. But how can you possibly retain your individual sense of self while sharing and compromising, swimming in a pool both contaminated and enhanced by the energy signature of another? What's often forgotten in a Uranus opposition is the potential for a period of space (or separation) in order to regain a sense of self that CAN be shared. Two true individuals can have true mutual respect, support, care, concern and the willingness to work through the rough times. Libra is the cement that glues us together in preparation for the Scorpio storm, when the honeymoon is officially over and the hard work of real human love begins (AKA the time when most people bail). Thankfully, with Saturn in Scorpio we are working on bonds already forged...or trying to loosen the shackles.

Sometimes, under a Libra New Moon all it takes is a new approach to Sharing, a new way to experience relationship, a coming together or separating on agreed upon mutual ground. The dance must be sacred. It must respect all signs, both parties.

The Libra New Moon is the time of legal agreements and arguments For or Against. And a time of new artistic expressions and appreciation for the natural symmetry, harmony and balance of Nature, which always finds a way to co-exist. It's about breathing new life into existing relationships and partnerships and alliances or separating to realize the unique core self (Uranus in Aries). So new relationships or renewed relations are possible now.

It's not so much  about the person you're dealing with this week, it's about Love itself, the energy of sharing - voicing insecurities, talking through ideas, finding a middle ground between two different styles/ideas/opinions/lifestyles. It's about the Fairness. The ability to be able to Agree to Disagree. To look at the Situation not the Person as our "issue". Can we allow LOVE to flow from ourselves to others and from others to ourselves without judging the person themselves and getting lost in the many triggers that could be used as opportunities to get closer in a world fast teaching people to get used to being apart.

A united world involves just that - uniting with others. Not just those who think like you, or look similar or like the same taste in music. With any other. Certainly with those who have crossed your path. Out of the billions of people in the world, you ended up with the specific people around you for a reason.

Maybe this week we can make more of an effort to truly relate to those around us?

We are all walking triggers for each other. So in that respect, sometimes people love you, sometimes they hate you. We love them and then hate them. We each hold up mirrors to each other. With each trigger, (seeing something in that person/mirror you don't like) you learn something new about yourself - what you're capable of, how potential power, your dark secrets or insecurities and your amazingly powerful abilities. It's not easy but then the path to self-knowledge never came from simply reading a book or taking a course.
On Planet Earth,  it's about living. Physically embodying energies.

This week's living message is this: what will The Other reveal to you about Yourself?

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Monday, September 23, 2013

The eye of the needle: Saturn, Venus and the North Node in Scorpio

This is a repost from my Facebook page.
 If you're not signed up there, think about it 
because I post regular updates what's happening above 
and the reflections as seen and felt 'down here'...

As Saturn meets the North Node in soul-purging & passionately powerful Scorpio, it's like we're all moving through the eye of the needle as all that is excess baggage is pulled to the surface ready for its release, healing, acknowledgement, processing, refining and ultimate releasing. Time shifts (Pluto in Capricorn) slowing and speeding in various places of our perceived 'linear' time frame, giving us an opportunity to see the power inherent in decisions taken or decisions avoided and the destructive power of our desires/shadows and their creative power once harnessed. (Saturn in Scorpio). The Pisces Full Moon pulls up more of whatever is there - from the subconscious, unconscious, imagination and stored painful soul-memories (Neptune, Chiron in Pisces) but just know that whatever is unfolding, is just the physical breakdown of structures that no longer work to support the individual or the collective. Part of our current emotional states and life experiences relate to various degrees of dismantling old ways of being/behaving/feeling so that we can recreate our lives on a daily basis to represent ones of more contentment, balance, peace and harmony, and of course Love. Pluto in Capricorn Direct now reveals the areas where we still are powerfully able to participate in the crumbling of outdated methods, rules, structures and blockages...

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Is it worth fighting? Mars square the Lunar Nodes

Working on this week's horoscopes, I couldn't help but be struck the obvious current manifestations of this weeks' upcoming energy-signature above us: Mars in Leo square the South and North nodes (whick peaks by Thurday, September 12th - a day before Friday the 13th no less.

The question of whether to get involved in a war against Syria or not?

President Obama is going to give an address and push for the United States to Yes, Get Involved whilst it appears most of the country feels we should 'No, Stay Out of It'.

That's always the question when Mars is square the lunar nodes: 'do you or do you not?'
 We can evolve with the expression of the planet or devolve. Here our karma is based on our Actions and our levels of Aggression/Assertion - typical Mars territory.

Mars in Leo is great for bold actions but has one fatal flaw as it sits between the nodes: Pride. Coupled with the planet of testosterone, if you offend, upset or hurt my feelings, I'll attack.

The whole world is currently reflecting this tight balance: from the battles in your head and living room/bed room to what we see playing out before us on the global screen.

The North Node in Scorpio represents many deaths during our passage through it - but theoretically the death of that which is no longer needed. Whether we beg to differ with this or not, what is alive is alive and what is not alive is dead and gone. Or is it? Scorpio, after all is a deep and dark sign, where we can never quite tell where the bottom lies, if ever there is one. Think Loch Ness (fixed water). Perhaps life does go on, and sometimes things can come back again. And gain is so often found through the death transition.

Whether we choose it or not, death/loss is our path for a while longer. Throw in Mars and it's like a child with a grenade. In Leo, piss off our prideful inner boy or girl and you may get badly hurt.  And as the media is found of showing for maximum manipulative Neptune-in-Pisces fashion, the photos of the bodies of wounded children (Mars in Leo) seems sadly but celestially symbolic.

You have an inner child just like everyone else. It gets hurt sometimes. It often didn't get what it wanted. And it likes getting its own way. But it has to play fair with the other kids in the playground and your way is not the only way. Getting your way isn't always possible - or advised. And like fighting fire with fire, war creates only more war.

Once you use Mars, Mars often ends up using you.

A message to the world: 

Only the insecure feel offense 
or the need to defend themselves.

Get Creative. Go enjoy some attention from another human being. Preen yourself in the mirror. Sing in the shower. There are many uses for Mars in Leo. Having fun is one of them, not getting offended about what other people are doing or not doing. Egos are silly creatures. No one writes the rules. We're all writing them together.

Your cosmic-military messenger,

This week's scopes give you a lowdown on how Mars square the lunar nodes teams up with Chiron in Pisces this week and what this means for each sign.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Mental Health, Trauma and the Virgo New Moon

Since the fire, I've been learning more about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

It can stick around, long past the actual trauma. Years even. We can store emotional material after shocking or traumatizing situations (abuse, brushes with death, sudden loss, accidents etc) and not even know it, resulting in erratic mood changes, or an out-of-proportion reaction to a perceived threat. Since we all go through traumatic experiences to one degree or another, it's worth a look at our Mental Health too under this Virgo Moon

Could storing past trauma be part of our present emotional nature? 

Our Moon signs would say YES. Memories are always stored somewhere. One line in an article I read stood out recently:

"Nightmares = imagery rehearsal therapy"

Neat, eh? We get to play with images and their subsequent emotional response(s) within us they trigger. Life serves the same purpose. We witness events and respond emotionally. Some events just echo for longer. 

With clients currently reporting of sleep disturbances, a need for more sleep or strange/busy/intense dreams remember that you could be doing most of your Soul Shadow-Work (Pluto of course) while you're asleep...

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Astrology behind Miley Cyrus' VMA performance

 Well, someone had to look up her chart!

Miley Cyrus' VMA (Vide Music Awards) performance on Aug 29 2013 caused quite a stir. 
But there's always an astrological answer when it comes to our personality. 
Looking at Miley's Cyrus' Astrology Chart, is there any real surprise?

12th house planets are always stuffed away inside of us. 
Our "closet" personalities.

Miley Cyrus is a Sagittarius Riser. 
We SEE Sagittarius in her - the fun, bubbly, chatty, humorous 
and sometimes tomboyish 
Hannah Montana (her Disney alter ego).

With the Sun conjunct her Ascendant (rising sign) 
we usually say that WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get)....


just look at the Scorpio stellium in her 12th House, 
tucked behind the bright and breezy Sagittarius Rising.

Miley's own words in a  recent People magazine interview:

"During 'Hannah Montana' I think people knew I was acting.
I've never been able to hide anything...
Others who have been on kids' shows try to act like their characters -
but I'm not like that".

Scorpio is sexy, raunchy, dark, devious, powerful, passionate.
With the Moon (family, soul-memory, habit, needs):
Miley reportedly posed nude with her father for Vanity Fair a while back.
Pluto (genetic/soul trauma, death/rebirth, intensity, sex and shadow material)
Mercury [retrograde = redoing] (thoughts, messages, brain wiring, ideas)
and the Sun (4 minutes from the 1st House if the birth time of 6:37am is correct -
if not I'll update here)

all in the tucked-away-hidden-from-view-but-always-ready-to-burst-out 
12th House

is there any real shock or surprise that Miley would be karmically scheduled to
act-out the energies contained within her? 

Acting-out is a very 12th House theme -
Madonna also shares a packed 12th House, 
(remember her on-stage kiss with Britney Spears 
[who herself has a GIANT 12th house containing Mars)
- three stars who also seem to have followed distinctly similar paths .

The music industry certainly has its formula. 
But even those 'chosen' ones who make it to the top, 
have a karmic date with destiny, as shown in their Charts.

Just like the rest of us.

2013 was always scheduled to be an imporant year for her:
Her Progressed Sun (evolving self/ego) is exactly conjunct 
her North Node of Destiny 
giving her a huge PR boost 
(it's in Sagittarius the sign of publicity).

January 2014 kicks off a very powerful year for Miley -
transiting Saturn will hit her 12th house Scorpio stellium,
throwing up karmic challenge to throw off the shackles of a possibly abusive past
and digging deep into her soul, to heal, cleanse and hopefully transcend the
lower vibrational energies she may have dragged with her from the past
(including past life patterns that are still currently at play in her life).
It truly could be a case of hitting both the dizzying heights
and the inevitable despairing depths or dark nights of the soul
that only a passage through Scorpio
in the soul-cleansing 12th house can provide.

Either way, we may think Miley's shocked us
but shocks are surely in store for her (by choice or by force) too
 as the Big Transformation
has only just begun...

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Monday, September 02, 2013

Weekly Scopes: The Virgo New Moon (Sep 5)

You know those things you have to do and know you have to do but have been putting off? The perfect time to start them (or finish them off) is the New Moon in Virgo (Sep 5). The state of our HEALTH, the state of our DAILY SCHEDULES and our JOBS and WORK situation all come into a very narrow and detailed focus.

Read your Scopes here or check back each Monday to the main 
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