New Moon in Leo/Solar Eclipse 2018

New Moon in LEO:  August 11, 2018 @ 4:59 am 

What a way to wrap up the last few weeks of eclipses, retrogrades and ingresses!

We have a perfect opportunity with this upcoming NEW MOON to rev our engines and implement all of the notions, ideas & inclinations that we have been feeling over the past few months.

This eclipse is the last one of the three solar eclipses this past year, two of which occurred over the LEO/AQUARIUS axis. (Feb 15—new moon in Aquarius, July 13—new moon in Cancer & August 11—new moon in Leo) Eclipses are reflective of profound potential shift within the psyche but as always, change only follows if the self is willing to move along. One of the reasons why some folks question the validity of astrology is that when we astrologers predict and the prediction does not, in fact, manifest according to the words uttered, well then, astrology must be invalid, right?

Wrong…

We are all free moral agents able to exercise our will as we see fit. Just because its time for a change does not mean that one actually hears the trumpet. That is what makes life so interesting, as the Chinese saying goes. We get to choose what we actually end up doing.

Nevertheless, the energetic environment is ripe for something startling to occur, something that could turn your world upside down, inside out or whatever! The key is that YOU must be willing to move with the direction of the flow, using all of your fire-jumping skills to stay free of the flames.

Leo energy is all about the fullest, the most brilliant expression of the self. It is about the open heart, the loving nature, giving to others from the surplus within the soul. Leo energy is the dance, the song, the ode to joy par excellance. Wherever Leo fall in your own natal chart is where you seek to fully express the core of your own essence of being. This New Moon/Solar eclipse is an opportunity for you to step fully into the light of your own radiance. If you have been feeling stuck, take the leap. If you have been all fogged up, get those goggles off your head and see the light. If you don’t like what you see or the jump feels too high and far away, take a moment and get your bearings. There are definitely times when the potential for change looks scary rather than enticing. Courage, little star, courage.

With any NEW MOON, we are at the beginning of a mini cycle of becoming. This is the starting point for the next four weeks as the Moon speeds through the 12 signs of zodiac yet again, starting, this month in LEO. We are also at the culmination of the summer season, just in front of the Autumnal Equinox in September. It’s a good time to review all that we have been doing and start the wrap up that must come before the dark months arrive. Finish your projects and get things in order. There is more ahead and its coming down the pikes at a rapid pace.

The big ‘call to action’ with this lunation is flexibility at all times. No matter what suddenly appears in your range of vision, stay limber on every level. Uranus, retrograding in the early degrees of Taurus is square the transiting nodes and a retrograding MARS in Aquarius. Literally, watch your feet so that you do not actually trip and fall. Emotionally, this is an explosive energy possibly coming from old wounds or long held negative feelings. Mentally, we may find ourselves re-visiting old ideas that may or not bring us a sense of agitation or disquiet. On the most important level, the ‘call to action’ is to step out of that box (read coffin), that holds you hostage to outworn concepts and invalid belief systems. Sometimes, on the ego level, we long to just ARRIVE and stay put. We feel as if what we have found to be true is inimical, eternal, forever set in stone. NOT! The evolutionary journey of the soul force is ever changing. Truth, on the human level, is merely the expression of the immediate perception according to the panoramic variety of experience TO THAT POINT IN TIME. Truth is only truth if we allow it to be reflective of all that we have experienced, all that we have learned and come to know and understand. Be always truthful, faithful to the present moment in time. Yes, we can, in fact, come to understand that we have been NOT CORRECT at all times.  It only becomes an issue if we are unwilling to admit our error and take appropriate action to change the circumstances of the situation. Like the song says—“know when to hold them, know when to fold them…” Be your own truth in the making of it…

The gift that this lunation brings is a lovely relationship between Venus in Libra & Mars in Aquarius. The combining of high and ethical values that guide us in our lives with a restrained impulse to act in the interests of the higher good provides us with hopefulness and passion in the face of the unexpected.

 

 

 

The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon are:

 

A HOUSEBOAT PARTY & A FOREST FIRE QUENCHED

Look for the opportunity to find fellowship and communion with others. Be open to joy, the joy that comes from the sharing of both resources and results. Ask for help and respond when you are asked for help. Let’s get this party started!

If you actually sit down and allow yourself to LISTEN to the other, you just might get to understand their point of view. Not necessarily agree by any means but at the least, get what they are trying to say. That’s how to put a fire out. Shut up and let the other person speak THEIR truth before ramming YOUR truth down their throats. And always remember, you don’t make friends by always agreeing with what they say, but you do make friends by allowing them to have their own opinions. Rainbows are beautiful because they are comprised of a multitude of colours. A monochrome world would, in the end, drive us all nuts.

 

Leo Lullaby

Be joyful and proud

Be loving and kind

Be you and let me be me

and let’s live in this world together…

 

 

An end to the Retrogrades…

Mars will station direct in Capricorn on august 27 in the am CDT—YAY!!!

Saturn stations direct in Capricorn on September 6 around supper time CDT—triple YAY!!!

The POWER of PURPOSEFULNESS is in full force so get ready to DO YOUR THING!

 

2018 Aquarius Full Moon

Hey all you fixed sign people!  Yes, I mean you, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio & Aquarius…If your solar energy is anywhere near the 5* mark of any of those signs…( that means that you were born in the early days of that particular solar transit, April 21-29, July 24-31, October 25-31, Jan 21-29 or thereabouts), listen up!

This glorious Full Moon in Aquarius, activating the fixed cross also happens to be a lunar eclipse. And for those of you who were born ion or around the above dates, this is especially significant. Lunar eclipses are release points. Activation of the emotional center of the psyche is highlighted. Let it go, says the song and this means YOU! If you are feeling antsy and restless, in need of a change of pace, sensing that its time to shed that old decaying skin, you are totally in sync with this Full Moon, lunar eclipse energy. This is the birthday that you have been waiting for. Whether you are conscious of it or not, things are bound to change for you. You may suddenly realize that old patterns of behavior are getting you nowhere or that long standing relationship are dragging you down or that the dream you thought you were dreaming is really a nightmare! Even if the seismic waves of this Full Moon only rock your boat a little bit, there will be some motion.

Mars, the planet of motion, is hot on the heels of this full Moon, urging action, assertion and relentless pursuit of whatever it is that you need to alter in your life. In Aquarius, Mars is the PHILOSOPHER KING, rather less frantic than he can be but able to imagine just about anything. Be brutal as you review your emotional baggage and if there is even the slightest sense of ennui on your part as you do so, DUMP IT! No second thoughts, and no regrets after the fact. The wonderful thing about releasing is that it leaves you empty and ready to be newly filled up. That’s the essence of the wheel of life, transition, rebirth and renewal. First comes the purge, then comes the fill-up.

Don’t’ be surprised if you are suddenly surprised. Uranus, newly entered into Taurus, is dynamically aligned to this Full Moon, demanding that you look at things with fresh eyes and consider out of the box solutions to long-standing issues. If you have been trying to work through something for awhile and keep facing blockage, why not try something different in terms of approach? It might not be comfortable or easy but, hey, it just might start the ball rolling. Continuing to implement strategies that have only ever failed is kind of nuts, don’t you think?

Mercury has just stationed RX so this is a time of introspection and meditation. The energy is saying that you should pull out all that old stuff that is gathering dust in the corners of your mind and sort through it with the view that you are simply ready to release anything, absolutely anything that is adding weight to your emotional self. It’s get thin time! So, do a cleanse on every level of your being.

These kinds of celestial events are reminder to us that life is a constant movement of energy and that we are the beneficiaries of that movement. You are only stuck if you choose to be stuck. You are only blocked if you opt to be blocked. If that door looks like it is barred, go find a window and get the #%*# out of there!

 

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon are:

ROCK FORMATIONS AT THE EDGE OF THE PRECIPICE

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A COUNSEL OF ANCESTORS

 

Here we get the sense that we are at the very edge. The EDGE is the best place to be. Life is sharp and exciting when we test ourselves, take those risks and make those leaps. We see all that is behind and all that is possible when we live life in ‘edginess’. As long as we follow the only rule that really matters—THE RULE OF LOVE—and we stay true to the call of the heart, we will find our footing and keep our balance.

Is good to reflect on the fact that we are the result of a long line of others. All that has ever been resides somewhere in the collective and we are a part of that collective so it resides in us. On a much more personal level, we must never forget the wisdom and learning that we have gained. Some of it comes from experience in current life but never diminish your karmic heritage. All that you are is founded on all that has ever been so honour both the shadow and the light. They serve a purpose in the healing of your soul.

 

Thought for this Full Moon:

 

I soar

I fly

I embrace the light filled sky

I am the brilliance

I am the dark

I am the secret song of the lark…

 

BTW…for those of you who are sky watchers, we, in the western hemisphere, will not see this eclipse—(note the exact time of the full Moon)—but, what we will see in the heavens on the evening of July 27 is a quite small reddish moon with another bright orangish object not too far from it—Mars at its closets point to Earth. As I mentioned previously, this is the astrology of EMOTIONAL ACTION. Don’t just feel, DO IT. But with the proviso that you have THOUGHT about it. If its clear tonight, get out there and regard the celestial panorama and connect to the power of the sky…