Archive | November, 2015

* CHIRON in PISCES goes direct on Nov 27! With the ‘Wound’ Comes the Medicine.

27 Nov

The post-Full MOON in GEM squared CHIRON in PI and JUPITER in VIR this afternoon / evening: More mutable T-square vibes: How can we learn (GEM) to balance doing / organizing / helping / problem solving (VIR) and being in a good vibration and empathetic resonance (PI), which carries higher intelligence…?!

 

Chiron

 

CHIRON now in mid-PI (which has a SCO undertone) shows us where and how we feel deeply vulnerable – maybe through our sensitivity and openness.
CHI was in PI in the 1960’s and comes full circle now – esp. for those of us born under that signature.
Many clients with CHIRON in PI have come to me over the years, expressing how much they can be affected by what they take in from their environment, and how that can ‘contaminate’ their lives: “I keep picking up stuff that’s not mine…”.
Some say, “You need better boundaries!”. Maybe. But PI is not about boundaries. (SAT / CAP would be). Where do you draw the line in the ocean?
I’m all for ‘Healing Like with Like’ (which is also what homeopathy is based on). Allows us to meet the Archetype more deeply, and, rather than avoiding the symptom or trying to get rid of it, we understand what it’s really about, and heal = release from there.

CHIRON is the ‘Wounded Healer & Teacher’ for a reason. The ‘Wound’ carries the Medicine.
After all, CHIRON transformed into wise and inspiring SAG – after his ‘Hero’s Journey’, see: http://www.islandnet.com/~licht/lilith_asteroids.htm

 

What could ‘Healing Like with Like’ (which is very Piscean too) mean for CHIRON in PI?

Maybe…
– Going with full empathy and compassion into what makes us confused, overwhelmed, affected by ‘energy’.
– What is it really(!) that you long to be connected with?
– Are you already, as soul, as nature, connected with that? Or maybe even: You ARE that!

So, let’s tune into the messages and medicine of CHIRON nowadays, esp. when we feel vulnerable, lost, overwhelmed!

 

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* NEPTUNIAN November Infusion– NEPTUNE in PISCES, Squared by SATURN in SAG in Nov / Dec (exact Nov 26): Form & Formlessness – Navigating the Seas of Change.

26 Nov
Neptune

Neptunian ‘Portrait’ by NASA’s Hubble – doesn’t it look tie dyed? 🙂

 

Have you been overwhelmed, in a maze, blah mode, aimless, passive, confused, maybe even depressed, drifting, dreaming, feeling disillusioned, feeling like checking out and escaping ‘reality’ lately,  and / or ‘hooked’ on something that has turned into an addiction?

Seems like you’re tuning into a low grade expression of NEP-TUNE’s turnaround mode, and of the Square from SATURN in SAG. Which can easily happen.

 

NEPTUNE is in Nov and Dec one of the focal points in the Astro~Weather, since it just changed direction from Earth perspective, AND is squared by SATURN (exact tomorrow Nov 26!). It’s a good idea to be aware of its Archetype, and able to recognize what’s up when we’re getting ‘hooked’, what alternative higher vibrational expressions may look like, and how to tune into those.

NEPTUNE is a transpersonal planet – actually the ‘higher octave’ of VENUS. In other words, we are personally attracted to and connected with another via VENUS, while NEPTUNE is about being connected. (period). J

It can be super simple to live in that fluid awareness – as long as we don’t go into the illusion of separateness (which the mind, the ego and other gremlins constantly try to lure us into… – and SATURN in SAG has an attitude about that too, see above).

Does it take extra stimuli (maybe increased dosage) to lose ourselves in something, and drop our sense of separate identity?

Can you be immediately, already in the space that having / doing such and such…. promises to take you to?

 

NEPTUNE in its own domain PISCES (2012 – 2026):
All is fluid, ever changing, yet everything is always here. There is nothing constant about life, about you, yet something permeates existence. Big paradoxes. Wherever you go, there you are. Yet where is the Self to be found?

Collectively speaking: Humanity and all life forms are interconnected. We see that now inevitably on all levels, ecologically, climate wise, via the media, politically, economically, culturally, and acutely: how refugees can find a safe and welcoming place to settle.

Have you recently felt overwhelmed yet going nowhere?

Where is this going? What’s the direction?

 

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SATURN in SAG doesn’t seem to make is easy to target and stay focused, with all the distractions, and sooo many options, even so many external sources for guidance, so many gurus, teachers, paths – yet….!

SATURN’s point is – often through elimination – we learn: less is more, and in this case: Find guidance from within!

In what way do you already have the inner compass, and just don’t give yourself credit, or find excuses by giving authority away?

If you know… why don’t you act on your knowing???

Walk in inner Labyrinth…

 

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Chartres Labyrinth

 

SATURN and NEPTUNE have a 36-year cycle with each other (from conjunction to conjunction).

The current cycle started with their conjunction / union in 1989 – at the time in mid CAP, and with URANUS nearby too! Well, the year of the violently shut down demonstrations at Tienanmen  Square in Beijing, and when the Berlin Wall was brought down, which started a domino effect of a crumbling of Communist and Socialist regimes in the Eastern Block (Revolutionizing – UR and dissolving – NEP of those controlling systems – SAT).

If you’re a bit older and remember the time of the late 80’s:

  • Did you go over a threshold at the time, maybe from a structure and form you were in (SAT) that was broken open and dissolved?
  • Where are you at, in relation to those changes, now? SAT says, “Well, that was then, this is now. Been there, done that, learned the lesson, got the T-shirt.” NEP says, “What’s time? It’s all ephemeral and fluid. Who is the you that goes there in dream time?”. So maybe something can wash through your system from those imprints, and any imprints for that matter.

 

The SAT – NEP cycle we are in goes until 2025 (when both will be on the cusp from PI to AR) – well, futile to speculate about that… and what’s time (NEP)?

In the HERE – NOW (thank you, SAT for bringing us back), we’re in the  (Square) = 90° angle phase between SAT at 7° SAG and NEP at 7° PI (see chart above).

This is not the only time the Square is exact; it will come back from June to Sept 2016 (exact June 17 and Sept 10), due to the back-and-forth motions of SAT and NEP from Earth perspective. So it’s basically an Initiation (very SAT – NEP) into the Interwoven Fabric of… everything.

Post-Quantum physics talks about new laws (SAT) round ‘entanglement’ (NEP). Science finds more and more evidence for what mystics and spiritual teachings have been pointing to ever since.

 

With SATURN in SAG, now squaring NEPTUNE in PI for the first time (again in an extended phase from June to Sept 2016, exact June 17 and Sept 10):

How can we navigate the unknown and ever changing?

If we identify with SATURN, and would rather have control and a clear orientation we might get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way you expected them to be. Disappointment can show up – reminding us that we had an attachment to the outcome. Going with the flow and adapting, surfing with the situation is rather the way to let-go.

 

What would the inner spiritual (NEPTUNE) teacher / guide / guru (SATURN) say to this situation that might seem like out of control?

 

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“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

Invocations and sacred sound, spiritual teachings, practice, and a container around the INTERWOVEN fabric of life are good medicine for these times.

Being IN the world, yet not OF the world.

Not escaping from restrictions and the ‘real world’ but going more deeply into resonance, to experience oneness, and let it release from there (with compassion maybe).

 

Here is gift that found me again – passing it on to you, and letting the wave and the sound of the soundless bell permeate…

 

The Great Bell Chant
Read by Thich Nath Hanh. Chanted by brother Phab Niem

https://vimeo.com/6518109

“May the sound of this bell penetrate deeply into the cosmos.

Even in the darkest space living beings are able to hear it clearly,

So that all suffering in them may seize,

And understanding comes to their heart.

And they transcend the path of sorrow and death.

The universal Dharma door is already open.

The sound of the rising tide is heard clearly.

The miracle happens.

A child appears in the heart of a lotus flower.

One single drop of this compassionate water

Is enough to bring back the refreshing Spring to our mountains and rivers.

Listening to the bell, I feel the afflictions in me dissolve.

My mind calm. My body relaxed. A smile is born on my lips.

Following the sound of the bell,

My breath brings me back to the safe island of mindfulness.

In the gardens of my heart

The flowers of peace bloom beautifully.”

 

* GEMINI – SAG Full Moon (Nov 25), in Mutable T-square to stationary NEPTUNE in PI: Beyond Ideas of Right and Wrong, there is a Field…

25 Nov
Rumi Let the Beauty of what you Love be what you Do

“Let the Beauty of what you love be what you do.” Rumi

 

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
There is a field. I will meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
The world is too full to talk about
Language, ideas, even the phrase each other
Doesn’t make any sense.

By Rumi

 

When I saw the mutable T-Square from the GEMINI – SAG Full Moon to NEPTUNE in PI, this famous quote by Rumi came to my awareness.

Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (جلال‌الدین محمد رومی) (Sept 30, 1207 – Dec 17, 1273), was a Persian philosopher, poet, teacher, and founder of the Mevlevi (or Mawlawi) order of Sufism; also known as Mevlana (Our Guide), Jalaluddin Rumi, or simply Rumi.

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Rumi features an overview and introduction to more mystical, timeless poetry by Rumi.

 

 

Under the Mutable FULL MOON T-Square (see chart below), we can feel pulled into different directions, maybe like a flag in the wind, maybe feeling aimless, maybe free and unbound.

The GEMINI Full MOON energy is curious, questions things, loves diversity, variety, likes to talk and learn, is hungry for information and communication, can jump around from topic to topic, and also be easily distracted / distracting. Sooo many ideas and questions. Very cerebral.

Have you found yourself pulled into the realm of information and ideas (“They say this, he says that, to which I said….”, and what about this article and interview?)?
Trapped in the tentacles of the seamless (and sometimes senseless) information stream? Hooked on the information high-way?

And then, Zen: “What is the sound of the one hand clapping?” The teaching story: http://deoxy.org/koan/21

 

 

GEMINI Full Moon, with SUN / SAT / MERC square NEP in PI.

 

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Sagittarius, Ruled by Jupiter. Painting by Johfra Bosschart

 

The GEMINI – SAG Full Moon calls to balance head (GEM) and heart (SAG).

It matters not so much how far and where we are going (which is what lots of people are uncertain and confused about these days, with SAT in SAG square NEP in PI), but where we are coming from!

The Sagittarian Centaur (and redeemed shamanic CHIRON) archer pulls the arrow back to his heart, aims, and releases the arrow of inspiration, heart-wisdom, and vision. The ‘why’ is crucial for IN-tension, for ‘the path, and for any journey. Motivation matters. Well, it helps to have the heart arrow ignited by a lightning bolt of Zeus / JUPITER 🙂

Of the 3 Fire signs, SAG represents the inner fire, and also relates to the inner wandering Sage (see Hermit with lantern in the painting by J.B.).

 

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SATURN in SAG (Sept 17, 2015 – Winter Solstice 2017) is the bigger backdrop that the SAG SUN (on Nov 29) and MERCURY (today Nov 24) bring to conscious (SUN) understanding (MERCURY) this week, and for the FULL MOON:

  • How do people turn righteous, intolerant, judgmental, preachy, even fundamentalist (shadow of SAG, shown by SATURN)?
  • How do beliefs and fear get into the picture (or shall I say: blind spots, blinders, and shadow)?
  • What is the way through and out?

SATURN is about the experience of contrast (you / they are over there, I am here), separation, resistance, and the side in us that pretends to protect us from the apparent non-self. The ring around us. The ‘separate’ form, and what anchors us here-now.

In SAG, SAT shows us through insight and lessons about obstacles on the path – obstacles can be caution, a simple NO, lingering judgment, and a sense of separation. Obstacles ARE lessons – about ‘what’s in the way’ for us, and what that tells us about our ego.

 

 Ganesha

In the Hindu tradition, the Elephant headed Lord Ganesh is invoked at the onset of a journey, to help ‘remove obstacles’. In a Yoga class a while ago, our teacher suggested to do a whole Ganesh sequence hour of Yoga. Ironically, after the class, there was a pain in the body that I didn’t have before. Hmmm, I was wondering jokingly, “How come? Isn’t Ganesh supposed to remove obstacles, and not bring new ones???”. Learned the lesson in the process of the pain leading me through something I would have avoided or ignored otherwise. This was the obstacle.

Here is a Ganesh chant for you that I just found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=287BnMx_mXQ  – lots of them online – find your medicine…

 

An example of SATURN in SAG, and pre-cursor of the Full Moon presented itself to me yesterday:
Someone I asked for practical support positioned himself as the know-it-all expert, judging everyone else as idiots who don’t know what they are doing. Since this judgment also related to two of my friends, I got sensitized and could have stood up on their behalf, advocated for them, and endeavoured to tried to convince this gentleman that there are many paths and approaches, not just his ‘one and only right one’. But hey, I didn’t want to play his game, and rather save my energy, since he seemed angry, very entrenched in his views, and lacking a positive and generous, spacious outlook.

Hearing from him that he was in severe physical pain I sensed that he probably felt powerless and fearful. This is when we often compensate, by holding on to something that we consider ‘certain’.

Being aware of the immanent Full Moon T-Square, I opted out of getting pulled into an argument, and diffused the situation (NEP in PI) through release and blessings, while acknowledging that this was more than a frustrating situation that could have brought out my resistance: A deeper teaching about compassion for how pain can contract us, and also a hologram of the Astro~Sphere these days.

After the meeting, I stepped out on my balcony for fresh air, and saw an eagle soaring – ahhhh!

Later, more medicine and gifts of re-connecting in the Field found me on a sunlit walk to / by the ocean (so SAG – PI).

 

SATURN in SAG shows us where we experience ourselves as separate through often old, parental or otherwise imprinted limiting beliefs.

We might have adopted a selective perception of ‘obstacles’ and lack of trust, which of course makes us rigid and righteous.

We lose spaciousness, the bigger picture, an eye for opportunities, a sense of humour, an attitude of gratitude. All based on separation and fear. Whoa!

So: definitely a good idea to check in on those qualities.

And to question / inquire (very GEMINI):

  • Is this… absolutely true?
  • How else can this be seen?
  • What is the gift in this?

And by the way, this all-time SATURN in SAG ‘Inquiry Mantra’ comes handy in such situations:
“Do you want to be right, or do you want to be happy?”

 

SATURN is now in the area in early SAG where PLU was in the late 1990’s, esp. 1998 / 99.

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  • What are the effects and consequences of the changes your life went through in those years?
  • How have you matured, in the transformation through spirit that was initiated then?
  • What happened to the power of your path and to your happiness at the time? Any ‘obstacles’ now?
  • How can the SAG Fire be rekindled?

 

SATURN was in SAG the last time from Nov 1985 until Nov 1988, and before that from Oct 1956 until Jan 1959.

If you were born in those years you have your 1st or 2nd SATURN Return these years.
A look into your chart would tell us when exactly, however you probably sense it the whole time while SAT is in SAG.

Here are some themes to check in on, under SAT in SAG for all of us, esp. for those of you born with SAT in SAG:

  • Are you a good story teller, or do you bug and bore people with the same old stories?
  • Do you take your attitude super seriously? Can you laugh at yourself?
  • Have you become masterful at inspiring others (maybe through the school of hard knocks)?
  • Can you see how your need to be right is actually limiting, and how generosity, gratitude and openness makes your life richer?
  • Can you turn the ‘doubt of the benefit’ into the ‘benefit of the doubt’?
  • Check for blind spots, blinders, agenda, old limiting beliefs – well, ask trusted friends, and don’t hold it against them. J
  • What’s with a lack of humour or overcompensation of hopelessness through cynical humour? Yikes!
  • Do you trust that life always opens new avenues?
  • Have you found your path? Maybe the pathless path, the ultimate ‘path’?
  • What makes you really(!) happy?

Intrinsic happiness is connectedness. Which will bring us to NEPTUNE in PI, squared by SATURN in SAG….

 

Before we explore the SAT – NEP theme more deeply – post to follow -, I’d like to show you the FULL MOON chart.

Astro buffs who can ‘read the patterns’, check out these configurations in the FULL MOON ‘field’:

 

GEM - SAG FM 2015

 

  • Full MOON in GEM, and SUN / SAT / MERC in SAG in Mutable T-Square to stationary NEP in PI.
  • SAT in SAG square NEP in PI (exact Nov 26, again June 17 and Sept 10, 2016)
  • JUP in VIR opposite CHIRON retro in PI (was exact Nov 3, again Feb 23 and Aug 12, 2016)
  • MARS in LI conj. LILITH (exact Dec 1), square PLU in CAP (exact Dec 6), and opposite UR in AR (exact Dec 10).
  • UR – PLU Square gets re-activated as UR goes retro until Dec 25, and LILITH in LI enters the Cardinal T-Square in Jan 2016.

 

 

* NEPTUNIAN November Infusion & SATURN square NEPTUNE – Paranoia, and the Reality of Our Interconnectivity

16 Nov

NEPTUNE in PISCES, presently retrograde and ‘stationary’ (apparently very very slowly moving backwards in the Zodiac, from Earth perspective) goes direct on Nov 18, AND will be also squared by SATURN in SAG on Nov 26 (the effect of this transit is noticeable all Nov and Dec).

SATURN and NEPTUNE have a 35-year cycle together (from conjunction to square to opposition to conjunction). The present SATURN – NEPTUNE cycle started with their conjunction in 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down, setting off an avalanche of crumbling of the Communist regimes in Eastern Europe.

 

Neptune

NEPTUNE in its own domain of PISCES (from 2012 until 2026) is in Nov and Dec one of the focal points in the Astro~Weather, since it’s changing direction from Earth perspective. It’s a good idea to be aware of its Archetype, and able to recognize what’s up when we’re getting ‘hooked’.

NEPTUNE is a transpersonal planet – actually the ‘higher octave’ of VENUS. In other words, we are personally attracted to and connected with another via VENUS, while NEPTUNE is about being connected. (period)

It can be super simple to live in that fluid awareness – as long as we don’t go into the illusion of separateness (which the mind, the ego and other gremlins constantly try to lure us into…).

To lose ourselves in something, and drop our sense of separate identity… does it take external stimuli (and a repeated ‘feed’ even) to be in this space? Addiction is a mere substitute that often backfires…

Can you be immediately, already in the space of Oneness that having or doing such and such…. seems to promise to take you to?

NEPTUNE in its own domain PISCES (2012 – 2026): All is fluid, ever changing, yet everything is always here. There is nothing constant about you, yet something permeates your existence. Big paradoxes.

Collectively speaking: Humanity and all life forms are interconnected. We see that now inevitably on all levels, ecologically, climate wise, via the media, politically, economically, culturally.

Wherever you go, there you are.

 

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Neptune Rules Pisces, by Johfra Bosschart

 

Have you recently felt personally overwhelmed, yet going nowhere?

Where is this going? What’s the direction?

Quite recently: Our vulnerability to terrorism, and collective fear of subversive invasion. Yet also our love and prayers for all humans who are being affected by brutal violence.
We are all in this together, as the world is connected, and we are connected through our humanness.

SATURN now in SAG (since Sept 17, and already early this year, until Winter Solstice 2017) is a contrast to NEPTUNE in PISCES in so many ways, and even marches into exact square with NEPTUNE, due on Nov 26.

 

Saturn tilted

 

Where NEPTUNE is about Unity and Formlessness, SATURN gets us into our ‘separate’ (not ultimately true, but a very good illusion) form. SATURN rules the Root Chakra, anchors us in the body, slows us down, shows us karmic lessons, and can manifest as fear and pain (‘symptoms’ of separateness).

In SAGITTARIUS which rules the world at large, long distance travel, higher education, perspective, bigger picture, freedom to move, space, is now being transited by SATURN – ouch!

After a warm welcome of war refugees from the Middle East, over the last while, escalated through the massacres in Paris, a new paranoia and xenophobia set in: “Why weren’t they registered? Terrorists could sneak in.” “The borders will be closed.” New levels of ‘homeland security’ esp. in Europe are taking place.
Whom can we trust?

Uhhh, and the ‘bad luck’ day of Friday the 13th, esp. in SCO, seemed to be fully justified again.

Yet also: Is there a bigger plot going on? Weapons of mass deception?

When 9/11 happened, SATURN opposed PLUTO (which was on the AC of the U.S.A. chart). Now, SATURN is in SAG where PLUTO was in 2001. What is the truth here? Nobody seems to have the ‘whole story’.

SATURN’s point is – often through elimination – we learn: less is more, and in this case: Find guidance from within!

Which might mean: Drop old, limiting beliefs and prejudices. How about being curious, challenging yourself, and doing a reality check (SATURN) on what you think you already know is ‘so’? Also, the bumper sticker “Don’t  believe everything you think!” comes handy.
Plus: “I don’t believe everything I see and hear in the media.”

On a personal level (which IS political): In what way do you already have the inner compass, and just don’t give yourself credit, or find excuses by giving authority away? If you know… why don’t you act on your knowing???

Also, when it comes to questions like:”Where am I going / directing my life or work?”, with SATURN in SAG, we realize that it matters less how far (geographically or success wise) and even where we are going, and much more where we are coming from. The Sagittarian archer pulls the arrow back to his heart, aims, and releases the arrow. The ‘why’ is crucial for IN-tension, for ‘the path, and for any journey. Motivation matters.

 

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Sagittarius by Johfra Bosschart

 

With SATURN in SAG now squaring NEPTUNE in PI for the first time (again in an extended phase from June to Sept 2016): How can we navigate the unknown and ever changing?

If we identify with SATURN, and would rather have control and a clear orientation we might get frustrated when things don’t turn out the way you expected them to be. Disappointment can show up – reminding us that we had an attachment to the outcome. Going with the flow and adapting, surfing with the situation is rather the way to let-go.

How can we allow old ego structures that pretend to protect us but are based on separation in the first place, dissolve in the all-connectedness?

How can we see spirit in matter, and the formless and infinite in the form? Science and spirituality realize that they are just two sides of the same coin. May more ‘evidence’ for the oneness of all life emerge!

And: what would the inner spiritual (NEPTUNE) teacher / guide / guru (SATURN) say to this situation that’s apparently out of control?

 

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“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

 

* Friday Nov 13: Double Feminine… and Nice Alignments

13 Nov

How do you hold Friday the 13th?

What’s your sense about its reputation as a ‘bad luck’ or even scary day (uhh, maybe even more so in SCORPIO)?

Did you know that the Norse Goddess Freya gave Friday its name? She is the equivalent of VENUS / Aphrodite, goddess of beauty, attraction, erotic pleasures, art.

The Romans called the 6th day of the week ‘De Veneris’ (belonging to VENUS) which became Venerdi in Italian, Viernes in Spanish, and Vendredi in French.

So here’s the case for VENUS and Friday.

Venus Birth Botticelli

 

Just for fun, here are the 7 days of the week and their associations with planets, Sun, and Moon:

SUNday

MOONday

MARSday (Mardi, Martedi) – Tuesday relates to Tyr / Tew (Norse good of war and law – equivalent of Mars)

MERCURYday (Mercredi, Miercoles)
JUPITERday (Jeudi, Jueves) – Thursday relates to Thor (Norse good of thunder – similar to Jupiter / Zeus)

VENUSday (Vendredi, Viernes) – Fridey relates to Freya

SATURNday

And now, what’s with the 13?

Uhh, there is a lot of story around vilifying the number 13… do your research.
The number 13 may have been purposely vilified by the founders of patriarchal religions in the early days of western civilization because it represented femininity. Thirteen is said to have been revered in prehistoric goddess-worshiping cultures because it corresponded to the number of lunar (menstrual) cycles in a year (13 x 28 = 364 days). Zodiac years have 12 – 13 New Moons and / or Full Moons per Zodiac cycle. In 2015 / 2016 we just ‘barely’ missed the 13th New Moon, since the New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse(!) on March 20 (remember?) was at 29:29 Pisces – the Sun entered ARIES only 13(!) hrs after the New Moon.
As the solar calendar triumphed over the lunar with the rise of male-dominated civilization, so did the “perfect” number 12 over the “imperfect” number 13.

 

Moon Goddess

The association of 13 with the feminine and lunar cycle is the MOON side of Friday the 13th.

So in reality we have a strong VENUS / MOON themed day.

Those who sowed the seeds of superstition must have been very afraid of the power of the Feminine…

This time, in the evening of Fri Nov 13, we might see the finest sliver of the crescent MOON, by then in SAG (which can laugh at it all), after passing SATURN there on Nov 12 (be done with limiting beliefs…!).

Also, on Fri Nov 13, precisely at 9:12 am PST, VENUS in ‘her’ LIBRA domain goes into sextile (a VENUS themed, pleasant, looking for communalities) aspect with SATURN in SAG, and we can see how ‘old stories’ influence our cultures and personal relationship. Can we outgrow them, and make peace with it all?

And MERCURY in SCO goes into sextile with JUPITER in VIR on the same morning, just 1 hr later: Thinking, speaking, writing about taboos, and going to the core of the matter is favoured, and supported by the bigger understanding of wholeness and integrity (nobody is ‘lesser than’, no one should be shamed or diminished).

 

* SCORPIO NEW MOON on 11 / 11: OpportUnity for Deep Awareness that Heals and Liberates.

11 Nov

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What’s Bubbling UP?
Scorpionic Pond Photo by Melanie, Nov 2015

You probably feel it deeply, and have been exposed to the Medicine that the SCO New Moon, in resonant connection (Water trine) with CHIRON retro in PI facilitates:

This is the time to dive deeper into the undercurrents of ‘what bothers us’, and lies like underwater dragons in our subconscious – often buried, suppressed material that we wouldn’t approach voluntarily (it’s usually our ego that is scared as hell).

What do we meet when we go into this ‘sticky underworld’? (Often old) feelings that hold us hostage and ‘in the dark’: jealousy, resentment, vengefulness – those feelings that turn against us and keep us separate, turn into shame and blame, and that we only covertly show to the world, while they fester and suck our energy. We beat ourselves up and go into self-sabotage.

You get the idea – we all got our ‘pet monsters’ in the basement.

The New Moon is a golden opportUnity to become aware of what’s going on (Step 1),

since MERCURY recently joined SCORPIO and will be activated by the MOON tonight, 8 hrs before the New Moon, and MERCURY will meet the SCO SUN on Nov 16, after linking up with JUPITER in (MERCURY ruled) VIRGO, on Nov 13.

So the VIRGO / MERCURY / SCORPIO  theme is strong now. Which is all about deep (SCO) awareness (VIR) which in turn leads to purging (SCO) of what’s not in alignment, not healthy, and not supportive of our intrinsic wholeness (VIR).

In other words:

Are your ‘inner dragons’ telling you, you aren’t ‘enough’, something’s always ‘wrong’ and ‘a problem’, or do you take that out on others?

Can you first of all be aware of that inner ‘nay-sayer’?

How it diminishes you, critiques your experience, nothing is ever good enough…
Perhaps you can identify whose voice that really is?

What’s its intention? To protect you…? Be a bit analytical (VIR), but mostly ask your gut sense (SCO) about its deeper nature.

Being in trusted, resonant company where open sharing is welcome helps tremendously with this process.  Hopefully you have friends with whom this is possible. If not and / or you feel called, join an AstroExperience group where we intentionally share and process in community. Or come for a 1-on-1 session or coaching package if that feels better to you. I’m happy to talk with you about customizing the best option for you.

Step 2: Your job now is also to acknowledge those darker sides: Here you are. I see you.

Very simple and neutral. Perhaps ‘sitting’ with it, walking a mile with it – as a witnessing friend.

Step 3 after the awareness and acknowledgement is the processing and releasing with / in love.

For me and maybe for you too, these steps are of course interwoven. When love shows up the barriers are down and the energy flows naturally.

I break them down here (maybe VIRGO inspired me) which can be helpful if you realize you got stuck somewhere. SCO says: Process all the way through.

The processing is nowadays much ‘easier’ than in the last 3 years when SATURN was in SCO (Oct 2012 – Sept 2015) which showed us where our obstacles and inner resistances to deep change (or maybe to open up more fully, and let go of control) were. Hopefully you are ‘done’ and complete with some of your core resistances, and can see what purpose they served, and what role conditioning played (these are all SATURN themes).

Releasing is super supported now too, since the SCO New Moon / MERCURY flows in a Water Trine with CHIRON retro in PI (it will be exact for the MOON tomorrow morning, 11 / 11, just 4 hrs before the New Moon; the SUN – CHIRON Trine was already exact yesterday Nov 9, and MERCURY will create that Trine with CHIRON on Nov 12. A Water Trine week…. All is ONE, and what’s hidden and ‘uncomfortable’ can ‘join the party’ in its own colour and frequency, and be present in the magic zone.

As Matt Kahn says (sometimes we just remember a few ‘nuggets’ from teachings, and that’s just perfect): “What comes UP wants to come OUT.”

If this SCO zone is all groovy for you, and you are passionate with diving into the dark you may well dig out treasures without the fear of approaching them.

And here is the other cool configuration that the NEW MOON co-creates:

The SCO New MOON / MERCURY, together with JUPITER in VIR (ruled by MERCURY) also form a Yod to URANUS retro in ARIES:
Through the process of awareness, purging, burning off old ‘stuff’ and purifying, we experience the gifts of wholeness and integrity (JUPITER in VIR). An amazing ‘by-product’ can be spontaneous release and freedom – in the ever present NOW (URANUS in AR) where we ‘simply’ and freely show up as we are!

By the way, an intentional ceremony that symbolically offers up the old limiting ‘stickiness’ is also excellent for this NEW MOON. Very VIR / SCO.

Ideally before the New Moon (which will be at 9:47 am PST).

For the Astro buffs amongst you who can ‘read the patterns’, check out in the NEW MOON chart:

SCO NM 2015

  • SUN / MOON / MERCURY in SCO trine CHIRON retro in PI
  • YOD from New Moon / MERCURY in SCO, and JUPITER in VIR to URANUS retro in AR
  • Also: SATURN in SAG square NEPTUNE retro / stationary in PI (exact Nov 26)
  • MARS conj. the North Node end of VIR, about to enter LI (on Nov 12).

More about SATURN – NEPTUNE, in the next  Astro~Weather Blog.

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SABIAN SYMBOL

19° SCORPIO:

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Peacock Family  – Photo by Melanie, Nov 2015

“A PARROT REPEATS THE CONVERSATION HE HAS OVERHEARD.

Keynote: The capacity to transmit transcendental knowledge.

To the individual who lives in a state of ardent and sustained faith it may become possible to become a channel for the transmission of a knowledge or wisdom that transcends his normal mental understanding. The mind that has learned to be silent and attentive can become attuned to the rhythm of utterances which he may not comprehend intellectually, yet which may truly manifest superhuman realizations. Discrimination is needed here to balance the over eagerness of faith.

At this stage we are given a hint as to the human capacity to attune oneself to sources of higher wisdom if we can be sufficiently attentive and careful in channeling a ‘Higher Voice’. To stress here the negative element of automatism and unintelligent repetition is to use only one’s intellect. All birds in symbolism suggest spiritual faculties or forces. What is evoked is the possibility of learning from higher Intelligences.
Keyword: CHANNELSHIP”.

Have you been aware of ‘Inner, Higher Voices’ lately? Maybe via dreams or altered states, maybe popping spontaneously into your consciousness, maybe upon intentional invocation?
What wants to come THROUGH? (besides UP and OUT)

The spiritual, subtle guidance from within is also a signature of SATURN in SAG in square with NEPTUNE in PI. Everything is connected, gotta love it…