The Moon remains in Aries until after midnight tonight, so it’s a fired up day and we may need to reel in our impulses to try and do too much at once.
Mercury and Venus are connecting in a semisextile, indicating the mind/heart balance is getting more tweaking in a helpful way.
When so much change happens for so long… it can be difficult for us to get a grip on where we are. In this new world we live in, getting a grip is not the way to go. Loving what arises, allowing what is, observing from the ‘hawk’s view’ and discovering new ways of perceiving… this is what will help us the most. Giving up the struggle with inner battles always brings greater ease and eventually more joy… no matter what our external circumstances are. Relationships can be gently adjusted today.
The evening brings the 1st quarter stepping stone- square between the Sun and the Moon. This position (after the New Moon planting seeds time), is about how we can find resolve to face the dance between initiating action and the pausing thats needed to follow our intuition for the best timing.
Take time to check your breath… are you holding it?
We can’t hear our inner guidance if our breath is restricted! Three deep breaths is enough to change our body chemistry. Slow, deep breathing actually stimulates a parasympathetic reaction — the one that calms us down. Try it!
After some pretty big aspects earlier in the week, today's astrological weather is relatively quiet. Still, an Aries Moon always wants action.
Perhaps some of the messages from the last several days will spark some courageous growth. The Capricorn Sun joins the North Node, indicating a new beginning being seeded on our path… one that leads to evolutionary expansion and a step up in mastery and maturity. It's a good day to step further into our personal authority. We can be guided on how to do this by listening to our highest spiritual authority.
A lunar trine to Saturn at 6:22 PM helps us to incorporate exploring new territory with a dose of stability. This brings an optimistic light to what we are working on manifesting.
Neptune has a strong influence over our morning hours and we may feel it hard to focus on the mundane tasks… as our attention drifts off to dreams and visions of the Pisces realm. Use this to tune into compassion and artistic inspiration. Fatigue can be as transient as a leaf… floating downstream, so just be gentle with yourself and others...until it passes, and it will.
A stepping stone between the Moon and Saturn at 3:07 PM can be a reality check, but it is no reason to feel discouraged. Recognize an opportunity that you have to harness some newly earned strength and intuit how to build guidelines and structures with it.
The big cosmic news is a strong earth trine between the Sun in Capricorn and Jupiter in Virgo, that builds all day and becomes exact at 4:50 PM. This can bring opportunities and situations that inspire us to see the big picture, with a renewed connection to a greater wisdom.
On a 3D level, this is Sun/Jupiter trine is considered a lucky transit and in the powerful earth signs of Capricorn and Virgo… we are bound to make some headway that is tangible. This is a fortunate aspect and confidence, optimism and grand plans are afoot, just don’t make too big a promise that you won’t be able to keep.
The Aquarius Moon is still Void and it covers most of the day. The Moon moves into the gentle, sensitive water of Pisces (ending the Void) at 5:54 PM CST and a Venus - Uranus fire trine becomes exact at 6:11 PM, but we will be feeling it through out the day in unique ways.
Venus, the Goddess of the Heart, represents how we Love and all that we Value and Uranus is the Great Awakener. Venus has now moved past a big trigger to the ongoing Saturn/Neptune square (it was exact the 5th - the 8th), so what ever erupted or surprised us then, can now find some resolution, inspiration and harmony.
This is a very vibration that can help us to integrate and embrace the evolutionary changes that we find ourselves in. It’s time to infuse all our relationships to people, places and things (that includes money) with a brand new, fresh approach. Stay open to doing old things in a new way.
This is a great day to tune into your heart and acknowledge all that you have learned about Love.
Let the fire inspire your hearts desire.
It seems every week we are talking about how much is changing and rearranging in our lives and the mind wants to know when will it stop! If we take the hawks view from high in the sky (the observers perch) we can see the bigger patterns that are behind, in front and all around us, constructing the storm we are engulfed in.
We can soar above the chaos with our imagination and activate our third eye (pineal gland) for a completely different experience with conscious focus.This perspective helps so much and when we combine it with grounding techniques, meditation, laughter, etc., - relief and a calm centeredness can be ours.
One of my great mentors, Stephanie Azaria, said this about this week:
“Imagine you're scheduled for surgery (figuratively) this week, in the midst of all these storms and… we're under anesthesia (courtesy of the Saturn Neptune connection), and doctors of the highest order are performing an upgrade to the mind.”
I absolutely love this analogy as it speaks to the segment of the Big Picture Process we are currently in the middle of.
With the Moon in Aquarius today, allow yourself extra space for remembering that Love is the only thing that is real. If you are not loving to yourself, others will not be able to authentically give you what you are missing. It is an inside job, it always has been and always will be. Allow others to be where they are, continue to remember that the only one you can change is yourself. By shifting your energy, your world that reflects back to you will also. The Moon will be in the Void from 7:09 PM tonight - CDT, until tomorrow at 5:54 PM. Voids are like the eye of a storm, quiet and deep and designed for inner reflection and integration, it's a gift!
Venus, the heart center energy, will be harmonizing with Pluto in the evening and even more so with Uranus tomorrow evening. We can feel these frequencies throughout the day, when we breath into our heart center.
The lower mind is very busy… still attempting to get us to believe and empower fearful thoughts and solutions we attempt to find from there… will just not work. So enter your heart space and breathe your way through. The space between the inhale and the exhale is the still point where we can find peace… go there as much as you can to lighten up!
We are still in the magical newness of the New Moon (the 1st 24 hours) and I encourage everyone to find a quiet moment so you can download all there is to hear from your Source. The Moon will go Void from 11:30 AM to 2:23 PM mid day and that is a fantastic place to turn your attention inward if you can. Right as the Capricorn Moon goes void, she will conjoin Mercury, inviting us to hear the power of our minds.
Are you living from your higher mind?
Does the Monkey Mind have you in it’s repetitive grip?
Are you looping some limited thought over and over?
Can your hear the voice of your inner authority coming from Source?
Where are your loving thoughts?
Theses are questions to ask… not so you can judge yourself! That would be more of the lower (monkey) mind trap. The purpose is to become more aware and to explore your creative mental powers.
The Moon moves into electrical Aquarius at 2:23 PM , ending the Void and delivering us to Uranus territory. Uranus is a big player right now and recalibrating our capacity to tap in with new insights and downloads… let it happen.
Eris is another big player and is turning direct today to begin heading towards the big conjunction with Uranus in June. People are waking up all over the planet! Eris represents purposeful inner disruption... the rumblings from your Soul that create inner quakes... to inspire change and growth.
If emotions are running high right now, let them flow from you - but not onto someone else.
The Capricorn Moon is harmonizing with Venus in the morning and conjoining Pluto at 12:40 PM CST. I find this a very helpful set up for the Capricorn New Moon that occurs at 7:30 PM CST.
Keep listening and clearing!
This 1st New Moon of 2016 is power packed with grounded - earthy energy. Pluto and retrograde Mercury are joining the Capricorn cluster and a retrograde Jupiter/North Node conjunction in Virgo harmoniously trines it all. As always, New Moons are the Best time for planting new seeds and making new beginnings. This is a time to step more fully into our sense of personal authority, with a wisdom that is sure to favor empowering goals and building new foundations. The retrogrades indicate some reworking and rethinking as part of this process of moving forward, so be sure and allow that in your process.
A Sun/Moon-Chiron sextile speaks to resources being made available that support healing, while a Saturn/Venus conjunction in Sagittarius can help us prune what is not supporting love and at the same time… anchor us more deeply to what truly matters now.
There is a change in the ocean of energy that we are swimming in and decoding, it’s a new kind of flow and it’s getting faster. Holding the status quo to maintain the illusion of security is only creating more struggle. There is a quickening and we are collectively becoming more aware of other levels and dimensions. Inner guidance is amping up.
Questioning what is real is part of the quickening, this awakening represents a new dawn of human consciousness, as we return to the true nature of our being. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. Tapping into your higher Source will bring inspiration.
A Capricorn Sun sextiles Chiron in Pisces today, aligning the light of our consciousness and ego with the Wounded Healer Master Teacher. This can assist our awareness, with the healing and ‘wholing’ of our inner world. The Capricorn earth energy combined with watery, emotional, sensitive Pisces may direct our physical and emotional bodies into alignment with our higher selves. Make time today to clarify what our hearts need to feel whole and loved. Make a definitive choice to deliver it somehow.
Retrograde Mercury returns to Capricorn, bringing our minds attention to structures, obligations and inner/outer authority. It’s a time to rethink, review and revise the goals and the new order we want in our lives.
Venus joins Saturn tonight, while Jupiter is standing still in his station. There is great power here for aligning the power of the Goddess of Love with the Great Divine Director of Mastery. In traditional astrology, this is referred to many times as a place where self esteem issues are prevalent. If some of that arises for you, remember that being kind to yourself and re-affirming your inherent worthiness is the way to go!
Strategizing our entry and exit points, in a matter of fact way… can help us to see how to revamp and restart our steps forward. Today we ask ourselves some no-nonsense questions…
What do we want?
Where do we want to go?
What makes sense at this stage of the journey?
How do I harmonize my heart and head with my current values?
There is a rooted Capricorn New Moon tomorrow night to prep for in this way.
Thursday the 7th
Its been a shifting week and transformative to say the least, with Mercury retrograde and Pluto’s connection to the Sun. We are headed in a new direction as we rethink, and rehash some plans that begin to move us forward in some surprising new directions.
Today, the Sun forms a stepping stone-square to Uranus… the lightning strikes could be internal, they could be external … either way it will call forth patience as we receive some shock wave that will probably show up as surprising news, a need for breaking free and an upsurge of courage to move forward. The Sun and Uranus encourage individuality, originality and revolution. Consider what kind of shake up you’d like to manifest, and then put energy into it mid week.
If you are working at something you really don’t like… rebellion will rise. It’s exciting and sometimes chaotic energy… Keep your reactionary impulses in check while discovering a new authenticity.
How do we integrate the latest news entering our path. Take a pause as Jupiter slows down and stations today, to go retrograde tomorrow. This station is happening so close to the North Node that it indicates a need for taking a spiritual, reflective perspective of our evolutionary life path.
Jupiter’s will station to go direct on May 10, 2016. The North Node is very close and will rejoin Jupiter at 15 degrees Virgo on June 20th 2016. This speaks to a new clarity and understanding of how to be of service in this new world. Jupiter in Virgo is an accurate and rich opportunity to refine and realign our work, hone our skills, and learn new ones. At the same time Ceres, Eris and Uranus will be hand in hand at 23 degrees Aries. Big awakenings are slated for this Summer! Much more on this later…
The over all theme today is that we are gearing up for some new beginnings with the New Moon that occurs this Saturday.
Our World view and life path is getting challenged with the Sun/Uranus stepping stone, asking us to step up to embrace a rising, inner revolution. We must live authentically now.
After the impact of yesterday, today is relatively quiet on the cosmic weather front.The Moon is in Sagittarius and a few aspects can bring up feelings of restlessness and a desire to break free and do something different. Optimism is prevalent.
Neptune and Juno form a water trine that may deepen connections in relationships and idealism is running high. There is an opportunity to find harmony in the sacred masculine/feminine that exists within each one of us. Try to keep your feet on the ground, as you reach for new heights and allow your highest vision to emerge... to where you can really see it from a grounded place.
Find pleasure in the simple things today.
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