Sunday, November 17, 2013

November 17, 2013 ~ Lunar Phase Reflections ~ Full Moon in Taurus

Nov 17 ~ Full Moon at 25 degrees, 16 minutes of Taurus

Give yourself a moment of rest, of pause, of simplicity.  One way to do this is to bring yourself back to your body.  Feel your body supported by the chair, couch, bed, floor, grass and/or Earth underneath you.  Feel the breath of life moving through you and the subtle rise and fall of your abdomen.  Notice the air around you and on your skin, its temperature and your body's reaction to the warmth, heat, cool, cold or "just-right-ness" of it.  Are there any areas of tension or discomfort in your body?  If so, breathe into those spaces, and invite them to relax and open so that they can be nourished by the life-force pulsing through your body.  Stretch and let your body move in a way that feels good and pleasurable for you.  Let your hands caress and stroke those areas of your body that feel like they just need some loving care and attention-the healing power of simple, caring touch.

No matter what the circumstances of your life at present, no matter what challenges you must overcome or what problems you think you need to solve, you can connect to the simple miraculous phenomenon of your body existing in this moment, running quite smoothly without your having to make it happen.

It is happening.  You are happening.  Enjoy yourself.  Have a bite to eat-something that pleases you-and savor every moment of it.  Listen to the sounds within and without.  See all the amazing light reflecting off of all the surfaces around you.  Let yourself be quiet and still.  Simply BE.

Taurus reflects the wisdom that is inherent in the simplicity of the body and Mother Nature.  Peace is found in simply being, existing and appreciating the beauty of it all in this moment.

Without these moments of quiet, stillness, rest and appreciation, we lose ourselves in all the activity.  This full moon gives an opportunity to put all of the current evolutionary intensity and striving into perspective.  Let some doors close that have to do with dismissing your own need for self-care, rest, quiet, peace, stillness, and any denial that YOUR BEING AND BECOMING ARE QUITE ENOUGH.

When things get hectic or overwhelming in the next two weeks, bring yourself back to the breath and your body.  Breathe and be quiet and still.  Even if your body is in pain, some effort to do this can bring you some relief.

Key Astrological Alignments
* Nov 20 ~ Chiron Stations Direct (Integrating Healing & Applying Transcendent Wisdom)
* Nov 22 ~ Sun enters Sagittarius (Support for Exploring & Expanding Philosophical Awareness)

We are fast approaching the holidays and the end of the year, and there is support for the expansion of our awareness and understanding of just how far we have come.  The evolutionary and revolutionary alignment of Pluto (power) and Uranus (liberation) continues to propel us forward (sometimes kicking and screaming!) into deeper and broader awareness and growth, while we are still feeling the intense transformational energies that were awakened two weeks ago at the eclipsed new moon in Scorpio.  With Chiron stationing direct in Pisces, and the Sun moving into Sagittarius, THE NATURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS itself is being highlighted.  Consciousness seeks EXPERIENCE, LEARNING and EXPANSION.  With some conscious relaxation and reflection, as we head into the new year, we can be grateful for the journey and all that we have come to experience and learn.  We can recognize that this year's journey, with all of its challenges and opportunities, has helped us to expand.  We can thank it all, and begin to prepare for a whole new cycle of potential expansion that is about to dawn.

Tarot Reflections ~ Knight of Cups
Remember: IT IS ALL FOR LOVE.  One moment of love given or received makes the journey worth it.  The answer to every question or problem is love.  And remember to include yourself in your own loving embrace.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

November 3, 2013 ~ Lunar Phase Reflections ~ Eclipsed New Moon in Scorpio

Nov 3 ~ Eclipsed New Moon at 11 degrees, 13 minutes Scorpio

Feel all of the energies moving in your body, heart and mind.  There are forces deep within that are driving the movement of these energies.  They are wanting to find a new balance through a new authenticity of expression and being.  You may feel pushed and pulled, stressed (in a good or bad way), on edge, charged, anxious.  This is because the evolutionary call toward expansion and true fulfillment is in dramatic focus at this time.  "BE ALL YOU CAN BE" is one way to describe this inner calling.  And this force is hitting up against old patterns of limitation and wounding that need to be cleared, balanced and healed before you can truly move forward into the expansion that beckons you.  The sign Scorpio asks for nothing less that COMPLETE TRANSFORMATION.  Death is required and seen as a natural part of evolution.  An ego death must occur.  A surrendering to the inner Self is called for, and then the true POWER can be tapped and used to create new relationships, new creative opportunities, new material foundations, new everything.

Many new doors are opening, and these are doorways into much deeper alignment with your soul and soul purpose.  It is an intense time that rewards hard work and effort towards personal transformation with a deep wisdom of the creative process and the deep wisdom of LETTING GO.


So at this time, some or all of the above may be highlighted, either the negative side of these matters or the positive.  At the negative end of the spectrum there might be FEAR OF DEATH/CHANGE and a deep anxiety over what cannot be quite understood or controlled.  These fears lead to secrecy, manipulation and abuse of power in order to control what cannot be controlled.  The positive end of the spectrum reveals deep resources of COURAGE, HEALING ENERGY, POWER and INTIMACY WITH SELF AND LIFE.  The positive end is a letting go into the larger forces of life and becoming their guide and co-creative partner.

For the next two weeks, face those fears and listen to the information they have for you.  Let go of what wants to die in and around you, and prepare for REBIRTH.  What is real and what matters can never truly be lost.

Key Astrological Alignments

* Nov 1 ~ Uranus Square Pluto (Evolution & Revolution!)
* Nov 7 ~ Jupiter Stations Retrograde in Cancer (Expansions Under Review)
* Nov 11 ~ Mercury Stations Direct in Scorpio (Communications and Plans Move Forward)
* Nov 14 ~ Neptune Stations Direct in Pisces (Ideals, Inspiration, Creativity and Spirituality Externalized)
* Nov 18 ~ Full Moon in Taurus (Completions/Culminations...for "good" or "bad")

The astrological symbolism is intense!  It's all about working through deep layers of fear, limitation, wounding and unconsciousness in order to emanate new levels of authenticity and alignment with soul and soul purpose. The core of you is speaking loud and clear "It is now or never!"  Well, that's just me being dramatic, but it could FEEL this way to you.  The times now can feel like "Do or die."  The new moon in Scorpio, however, is giving us a much needed burst of energy and resource from the depths of our being.  We have the power to heal the past, wake up and begin creating our futures from right where we are.

Tarot Reflections ~ 2 of Swords (Peace)
With these extremes pushing and pulling at you, you don't want to go off the deep end.  You don't want to do anything rash or negatively impulsive.  Spirit never feels urgent or coercive.  It never yells or tries to force you to make a move.  Spirit acts through LOVE, which is patient, gentle, kind, and ALWAYS LETS YOU CHOOSE.  So, don't give any fuel to the extremes that may be raging inside.  If you cannot decide or don't have clarity, WAIT.  PAUSE.  Let the insight and the intuition make itself felt and known.  Be fluid, and relax into the peace at the center of the storm.  When you stop trying to force a resolution or a direction, the answers will come.

~ Old Sage