Three Eclipses in a Month!

August Lunations

About Eclipses

We are going to have three eclipses (very intense full and new moons) within the next month, beginning today.
  • Today we have an AIR Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 25 Aquarius, bringing an invigorating mental shift.
  • On Sept 1st we have an EARTH New Moon Solar Eclipse at 9 Virgo, which will bring some significant reorganization in our lives.
  • On Sept. 16 we will have a WATER Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 24 Pisces, that will be a more dreamy or spiritual experience.

How this effects you will depend a lot upon which houses (or life areas) these eclipses fall in your natal chart.  For me these eclipses will fall in my 2nd, 9th and 3rd houses.

1) MENTAL SHIFT IN: 2ND FINANCES AND SHARING BALANCE
2) REGORGANIZING: 9TH ASTRACT PHILOSOPHY EXPANSIVE
3) SPIRITUAL EXPANSION: 3RD COMMUNICATION, WRITING, SIBLINGS
“An eclipse is a far more potent lunation. Look to the house the eclipse falls in your natal chart. The affairs of that house will be activated. Does the eclipse fall on a planet in your natal chart? That planet will also be activated. The sign of the eclipse plays a role in the likely events that the eclipse will trigger.
Many people tend to fear eclipses, simply because they often bring about a crisis of sorts that leads to a significant event or change. However, this event or change can be very positive.

Eclipses are tied to changing circumstances. However, we are usually the ones to precipitate or to attract changes because our “inner guides” know that we need it. Human beings are progressive by nature, and although we might stay in situations that are making us miserable for longer than we should, deep down inside we know that change is necessary for growth.”

My post on eclipses
http://astrologicalcounsel.blogspot.com/2013/11/eclipses_16.html

Three Eclipses this Month!

Today we have a Full Moon Prenumbral Lunar Eclipse at 25 Aquarius. Be sure to look for personal planets around 25 degrees Aquarius (and Leo, Taurus or Scoprio ).  Also look up the houses where the eclipse falls within your chart.

Lunar Eclipse Aquarius

We will have another eclipse on Sept. 1st, a New Moon Solar Eclipse at 9 degrees Virgo.  Be sure to look for personal planets around 9 degrees Virgo (and Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius).  Also look up the houses where the eclipse falls within your chart.

Setting Your New Moon intention when there is an Eclipse

 
Normally we want to set our intentions for the next month on the New Moon or just after it becomes exact, watching to not do it when the moon is void of course.  When there is an eclipse we want to wait about 48 hours because the energy is intensified.  You may want to wait until we feel more grounded.

And then we will have a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse  24 Pisces on Sept. 16th at!   Be sure to look for personal planets around 24 degrees Pisces (and Virgo , Gemini or Sagittarius).  Also look up the houses where the eclipse falls within your chart.

Leos, is your birthday within 5 days of August 18th?  Virgos, is your birthday within 5 days of Sept. 1st, or within 5 days of Sept 16th.
“It’s vital you guard your health if an eclipse falls within five days of your birthday, or if it falls almost exactly opposite your birthday. and If an eclipse falls on your birthday, or within five days of your birthday, the year that follows that particular birthday will be a critical one for you.” Susan Miller

September Lunation

The crystal for 25 Aquarius is 

AQUARIUS 25

Birthdays – February 12 – 14
Key Word – Uniqueness

Crystal – Chalcedony Rosette
Attributes – Chalcedony Rosette is a stone for helping you unfurl into a brighter day just like the flower it depicts. It will aid you in being more sociable and receptive to others. Chalcedony Rosette encourages you to speak out and express yourself clearly. Physically chalcedony rosette helps with ailments of the stomach, skin, mucous membranes, respiratory tract, glands and tissues.
Message – Supernatural, intuitive, creative wisdom.
Focus – You have an ability to restore balance and to rise above commonality.

Affirmation – I search for higher knowledge.

The crystal for 24 Pisces is 

                                     Dolomite.Picture

Birthdays – March 13 – 15
Key Word – Cultivation

Crystal – Dolomite
Attributes – Dolomite enhances your feelings of joy in living your life. It has a restorative effect and it encourages you to stabilise your constant mood swings. Dolomite will help you discover you personal abilities and act upon them. Physically dolomite stimulates the circulation, digestion and metabolism. It will strengthen the heart.
Message – Tolerance, communal harmony, group attention and focus.
Focus – Working with the hopes and ambitions of others, you support  successful coexistence.
Affirmation – I devote time and thought to manifesting positive outcomes in my life.

The crystal for 9 Virgo is

VIRGO 9

Birthdays – August 31 – September 2
Key Word – Experiment

Crystal – Turritella Agate
Attributes – Turritella Agate is a stone of personal connection with one’s past – ancestry, homeland, and the country from which those ancestors came. As a record keeper crystal, it may be used to gain access to the wisdom of past worlds and past life recall. It opens communication between the plant and mineral kingdom, providing access to information beneficial in healing the planet. If buried in land that has been neglected or polluted, Turritella Agate cleanses and re-vitalises. Its healing energies can be projected if placed on a map or photo of an endangered area.
For frequent travellers, Turritella Agate protects against danger, alleviates fears, and keeps the connection to loved ones at home. Agate is especially effective against traffic accidents.
An excellent fertility crystal, Turritella Agate increases the chances of success with IVF, artificial insemination and other fertility treatments.
Agate promotes inner stability, composure, and maturity. Its warm, protective properties encourage security and self-confidence. It is a great crystal to use during pregnancy. Agate also helps new mothers avoid the “baby blues” sometimes experienced after giving birth.
Agate stops the burning desires for things we do not need, and assists those juggling commitments or multiple jobs. It helps writers express ideas in marketable form, and helps young children learn to walk and not fall as they get older. Agate also promotes marital fidelity.
Message – Venture into the future; investigate new ideas; make predictions.
Focus – Your heightened perspective and transference of important ideas lead to new realisations for oneself and others.
Affirmation – I feel free to express my genius.

You can always look at “This Week in Astrology” at Cafe Astrology to see if there is a significant lunation in the week.

What Sign is the Moon in?

First we can consider the sign that the Moon is in, in general.  The moon changes sign about every 2.5 days, taking a lunar month to traverse the sky and our charts.

When the Moon is in Aquarius

” Attraction to all that is new and unusual, and an instinctive need for improvement, characterize the Moon in Aquarius. Reactions are more intellectual than emotional, and interactions are more impersonal than personal, under this influence. This is a time that promotes social gatherings, dealing with group ideals and goals for the future, brainstorming, new ideas, and progressive changes. We are open to new methods of doing things and we have our eye on the future. It can be hard to stick to schedules now, as personal freedom is most important to us. The Moon in Aquarius generally favors the following activities: Unusual or radical undertakings, social pursuits, group projects, trying something new, joining a group.”
Air Eclipses: wind storms

  • Aquarius: ideas, insemination, lightening, electricity, don’t get a haircut, ice

When the Moon is in Virgo

“We instinctually gravitate towards practical activities under the influence of a Virgo Moon. In an urge to set things right, we might easily find ourselves re-organizing and rethinking plans. Emotional satisfaction comes from solving problems, making order out of confusion, and helping others. Health matters might come into focus. We notice the smaller parts that make up the whole, and instead of letting nagging details bother us, we might work on ironing them out so that we can feel more confident moving ahead.   The Moon in Virgo generally favors the following activities: Mental pursuits, work activities, services, and routines. Activities that would benefit from tending to details.”
Earth Eclipses: grains, earth/dust storms
  • Virgo: prolitariate, liver, thyroid
Virgo: prolitariate, liver, thyroid
When the Moon is in Pisces
“Your life takes on a kind of mystical quality at the emotional and instinctive levels now. Dreams and illusions, forgiveness, and understanding human frailties: these things arouse deep feelings. The past and the future intermingle, and the barriers between people dissolve – there is the key to the greater psychic and spiritual sensitivity you feel now. “
Water Eclipses: bring water related tragedies or storms
  • Pisces: depression, oceans, lack of boundaries, mysticism, sleepy, meditation

Aquarius Full Moon

What is happening at the lunations?

Every new moon (and full moon) is different because it falls in a different sign.  When the moon is new it is in the same sign as the Sun because, by definition, they are conjunct and the moon is between the earth and the sun.  When the moon is full it is in the opposite sign from the Sun because, by definition, they are the farthest from each other, with the earth between them.

What is happening at a lunar eclipse?

  1. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth’s shadow blocks all the Sun’s light from directly reaching the Moon’s surface. Eclipses of the Moon happen when the Sun, Earth and Moon are aligned to form an almost or exact straight line.

HOUSES

What houses are the new and full moon eclipses falling in your chart?

So an important thing to consider is the house in your natal chart where the lunation is falling, as well as any planets that might be nearby.

“The job of an eclipse is to shine a glaring ray of truth to the part of your life that is being touched, and truth will likely arrive in a startling way. “ Susan Miller

So you will need to look at your chart.  I recommend pulling it up at http://astro.com (use the free extended charts, natal and transits option) or you can order from me.
Here is my chart showing the Moon conjunct the Sun (new moon), in my 3rd house (and on my tsquare).

Here is my chart showing the Moon opposes the Sun (full moon), in my 9th house (on my Midheaven).
Not sure what all those glyphs (symbols) mean?
So for me, the new moon lunar eclipse fall in my 3rd house, and the full moon solar eclipse falls in my 9th.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in my 2nd House

Example

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in my Second House
SECOND: A Lunar Eclipse in the second house, you may get a cosmic push to make necessary financial changes in your life. Sharing issues come into focus, as do issues of power–what’s yours and what’s mine. Your comfort zones matter, and now is the time to take care of your own needs without eclipsing the needs of others. A financial settlement, the beginning or end of a particular debt, and other such scenarios can be part of the picture now. – See more at:http://astrologicalcounsel.blogspot.com/2013/11/eclipses_16.html#sthash.WtTP4orn.9lDiEL8p.dpuf
New Moon Solar Eclipse in my 9th House
New Moon Solar Eclipse in my Ninth House
NINTH: The focus is on the development of abstract or intangible thought. Questions of morality, ethics, religious practices, and philosophical issues are addressed in an attempt to develop a personal guide; a foundation and a sense of structure for living life. During Solar Eclipse’s influence, higher education, cultural expansion, and travel experiences play a part in the individual’s exploration for wisdom and truth. – See more at:http://astrologicalcounsel.blogspot.com/2013/11/eclipses_16.html#sthash.WtTP4orn.dpuf 
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in my 3rd House
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in my Third House
THIRD: A Lunar Eclipse in the third house, there may be some sort of drama surrounding communication, modes of transportation, schooling, mobility, neighbors, or siblings. Daily routines can change dramatically. There may be a major event in the life of a sibling. There could be a publishing offer or you might be in a position to promote yourself. Travel or education plans may come to fruition. You might gain an entirely different perspective on a matter.

Astrology of Solar Eclipses through the houses

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Upcoming Lunations

  • Sep 22nd, 2016: Autumnal Equinox/Mabon
  • Sep 23rd, 2016: Mercury Direct at 15 degrees of Virgo
  • Sep 30th, 2016: New Moon at 8 degrees Libra, 8:11 PM
  • Oct 16th, 2016: Full Hunter’s Moon at 23 degrees Aries, 12:23 AM
  • Oct 30th, 2016: New Moon at 7 degrees Scorpio, 1:38 PM
  • Oct 31st, 2016: Samhain
  • Nov 14th, 2016: Full Beaver Moon at 22 degrees Taurus, 8:51 AM
  • Nov 29th, 2016: New Moon at 7 degrees Sagittarius, 7:18 AM
  • Dec 13th, 2016: Full Cold Moon at 22 degrees Gemini, 7:05 PM
  • Dec 20th, 2016: Mercury Retrograde at 15 degrees Capricorn
  • Dec 22nd, 2016: Yule/Winter Solstice
  • Dec 29th, 2016: New Moon at 7 degrees Capricorn, 1:53 AM
  • Jan 9th, 2017: Mercury Direct at 28 degrees of Sagittarius

Lunation Calendar 2016

Introductory Astrology and Calendar

– See more at: http://astrologicalcounsel.blogspot.com/2016/08/eclipses-august-and-september.html#sthash.pgEtn8ud.dpuf

jane

Galaxies of Rainbows!

Jane

Easy Astro ~ 8*2*16

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8*2*16

roarNew Moon in Leo! Passions are high and lots of fiery feelings today with not only the Moon in Leo but the Sun and Venus!

Mars is finally out of Scorpio and moved into Sag! This is all about truth, justice and equality. You know how you feel about certain subjects, now stand in your truth! Just remember your truth might not be the same as someone else’s, so no pushing or shoving please with all this Fire energy going on!

Saturn is also in Sag and says, “We are here for a reason, you have a purpose and when you truly follow YOUR OWN path and believe all is possible, not just for yourself but for everyone, magick happens.”

innerchildToday represents fun, simplicity, nature and children. Get out there and spend some time with Mother Earth and your Inner Child. It’s also a great day to start something new as you will have a huge burst of Fire energy!

How are you going to celebrate the New Moon? Adventures, laughter, and trying something new are great ways to honor this phase of the Moon. We have a total of 6 planets, including the Sun and Moon in Fire Signs today!! Time to enjoy the Heat!!

 

Stones of the Day:
citrine

Citrine for happiness and energy if you’re loving the fire energy

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Hematite if you need to calm down and can’t take the heat!

Herbs of the Day:

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Lavender for calming or Lemon Grass for some spice in your life!
Eat Thai food! It’s filled with Lemon Grass.

Colors of the Day:
Reds and Yellows to celebrate the fire, or Blue if you need cooling off!

 

soulonfire

 

Always with Love, Kelly
kellyastro

August 1st ~ Lammas

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Lammas is the midpoint between Litha/Summer Solstice and Mabon/Autumn Equinox.

It’s August now, meaning that the first harvest time is upon us – Lammas.  This is the time when the first fruits of our labor can be harvested.  What have you been doing so far this year?  What do you have to harvest?  Where can changes be made to put yourself where you want to be?

 

In order to properly discuss this time of year, we have to honor the past by taking into account how our ancestors did things.  According to paganwiccan.about.com, back in the day our ancestors had to work hard out in the fields during the year so harvesting the grain to make bread was a super big deal!  If they had to harvest early then they were considered a failure because they didn’t manage to make it the whole time.  Unlike today, when we run out of bread we simply pop over to the grocery store and purchase more.  It’s strange how far we have come from working hard in the fields to survive to working hard at our jobs to earn money to trade for goods and services we need to survive.  Personally, I’m working toward a more natural way of existence, but that discussion will be saved for a later time. 😉

harvestSo what does this mean for us today with our iPhones and Netflix and PS4s and modern conveniences?  Well, we can simply honor the energies of the season.  Surely there has been something: a craft, a task, a project at work, that you have slowly been toiling away at.  This is the time to consciously start reaping what you have sown. Or, you could take this opportunity to start something new.  That yoga practice or meditation regimen that you had been wanting to start but the timing wasn’t right… Yea, start that now.  You could dedicate yourself to reading those books sitting on your nightstand.  Whatever you decide to do, understand that this is to better your inner spirit, your inner Self. Choose something that will enrich your soul, that way you know that you’re working on your Self too, and that is always a fulfilling experience.  freetochoose

We are always talking about changing the world, right?  Why don’t we start with the world we are in, our own.  You will reap what you sow.  This we all know too well.  Let’s sow some seeds of a healthy, well taken care of, individualized part of consciousness… YOU!  By honoring the gods of the past and going back to a more natural way of life we are changing the fabric of reality and affecting all minds in the grid.  Because you did it, you open up the way for another.  Way to go you!  Changing the world and things!

Here’s to the time of Lammas, may we reap what we sow.  May we sow seeds of a fruitful nature to usher in a new way of life, understanding that all change starts inside each and every one of us.

Kisses, kittens.  I love you! ❤ Bradley
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Sources:

http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/lammas/p/History_Lammas.htm

The Importance of Researching

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They say that knowledge is power.  Who said that and what does that actually mean?  To me, knowledge is the difference between slowly hurting in ignorance and learning about the blessings that the Universe has in store.  When we realize there is more information available, we can then make a more educated decision about where to go from where we are.  You wouldn’t set out in your car to travel across the country without your GPS or a map handy, so why travel through life with your blinders on?

When you consciously take time to learn about the real things of this reality, it sends a message to the Unseen Forces: I’m ready.  Ways that we can honor this declaration is through spiritual practice: meditation, yoga, reiki…  Other ways we can learn about this physical life is to study nutrition, posture, and ways to honor our inner child. It seems to me that humans are caring a whole awful lot about the things they worked to attain, but give no care to what they got for free: their minds, bodies, imaginations, hopes and dreams.  Where would we be as a human race without these, according to society, “insignificant” attributes?  Well, we wouldn’t be human at all would we?

researchSo now that we’ve called attention to parts of ourselves that we may have severely neglected, what now?  How does one nurture one’s physical form?  In what ways may the human mind not only be stimulated, but also grow and mature?  This is why we do our research!  Examining our diets is a great place to start. Discovering which foods will inhibit your natural progression through life and then eliminating them from your diet is crucial.  Perhaps even more so than that, discovering which foods will make your development SOAR will make eliminations easier.  For example…  You have a glass full of water and would like to add more to it.  Well, in order to do that, you must remove some of the liquid before any more is added.  The full glass is you, you have to empty yourself out: stop doing things you don’t want so that you have more room to be able to do the things you truly do want.  Knowing you’re making room for something better will motivate you to let those old habits go.

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But all of this removal and adding can only happen when YOU consciously choose to do your own research.  Do not rely exclusively upon the opinions of others.  Who knows your body better than YOU?  Try little experiments on yourself and see how you feel.  Maybe abstain from dairy for a week and see how that feels?  Start doing yoga with the sun every morning for a week and feel the benefits within your own skin. (Simple Sun Salutation instructions w/ video here) Yoga can help you to stretch your muscles and align your body which allows for all of your internal organs to function properly because you aren’t crushing them.  Think about it this way… you are combining the information you learned with the experience of actively changing.  This will propel you.  This will help you to feel more fulfilled.  This can start you on your path.newpath

So when does one find time for all of this research?  Well, you make time.  Instead of checking that social networking site, do a quick google search on a subject that interests you.  Maybe you want to find out a great protein substitute, **coughs** black beans, who knows?  Trust me, the people on the social networking sites will still all have their things when you get back to them.  And when you do get back to them, you have wonderful new information to share!  #YAY

So yea, knowledge is power and things…  Learn about yourself, your True Self.  Don’t be afraid to ask others, we are all in this together.  We have 7 billion different experiences among the humans, surely we have some pretty good ideas that can be explored and shared.  And then remember to not only stop there… conduct your own experiments.  See what works best for you and then do that.  Best wishes to you in your journey!

 

Kisses, kittens.  I love you.

bradley2

❤ Bradley

 

http://www.spine-health.com/wellness/ergonomics/good-posture-helps-reduce-back-pain

 

http://www.100percentchiropractic.com/long-term-effects-of-poor-posture/

 

http://www.vegancoach.com/nutrition-for-a-vegan.html

The Aftermath

Phew! That Capricorn Full Moon was intense!

A few months back, when Mars Rx entered Scorpio through the “back door” I likened it to entering a cave where you must journey into the dark, face your demons and slay them before re-emerging from the cave.

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Fight Off Your Demons by lieveaurelio

What I didn’t know then, but know now, is this:

Sometimes you face the demons and the fight isn’t over yet. Sometimes you think he’s dead behind you and you get a knife in the back as you are moving forward; sometimes smaller demons are clinging to the cave walls and you must face these foe before the cave is finished with you.

The Full Moon in Capricorn illuminated a spot on the path before us, “this right here, is where you could be, it’s what you should be moving toward one. step. at. a. time.

lights at the end of the tunnel
by Sarah mum of 3

The proverbial light at the end of the tunnel, guiding us with a swift kick in the ass to lay down our suffering.

If the Capricorn Full Moon was a time of releasing, however painful it may have been, take comfort in knowing you are on the right path.

If this Capricorn Full Moon brought in energy that caused you pain, suffering, frustration or anger then know that there is something you are holding onto that the Universe is not so gently demanding you let go of. Now.

I suggest if you are still holding on to let go. No more fucking around. The next Full Moon will be a Lunar Eclipse.

 

Love and Light 💕

Meghan

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Full Moon in Capricorn

mooncapThe full moon is once again upon us, in all her brilliance. Here we have another opportunity to reach that place of luminescence. To shine a light upon what (and how) we’re manifesting and to take the chance to redirect ourselves, if needed. This month’s full moon is in the sign of Capricorn. This sign is all about rolling up your sleeves and getting down in it. Capricorn is known as the workhorse of the Zodiac. Heaven help the one who gets in the way of a Cappy’s ambition – these seagoats have some major drive. At this time you may feel a pressing need to finish up any projects that have been lingering around, incomplete. There may also be some conflicts as this sign can be, well, a liiittle bossy!😉 With all this pressing energy competing with the Sun, which is still hanging out in the sign of home-body Cancer, I was very curious about what kind of message we would get from The Wild Unknown’s Animal Spirit deck. It ended up being as close to a goat as you can get in this deck. We got some horns:

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GAZELLE

 

Heightened awareness & ability [Capricorn],
Vulnerable [Cancer]

The Gazelle represents supreme grace with every move, this awe-inspiring beauty emits sophistication and elegance. Gazelle personalities are often hyper-aware of their surroundings (bordering on hyper-vigilant), which can inhibit them from enjoying the beauty they’ve spent so much effort cultivating. No more worrying about all those predators out there in the wild, when this card appears it’s time to get back to the present moment. Sit down, find your breath, and acknowledge the bounty that surrounds you. Let it nourish your gentle spirit.

When in balance: graceful, perceptive, artistic

When out of balance: food allergies, insomnia, racing mind

To bring into balance: yin yoga, a cozy home, good food

This card perfectly encapsulates the Capricorn-Cancer axis that is being activated by this full moon. Capricorn wants to get out there and MAKE IT HAPPEN NOW. Cancer is ok with a cozy blanket and a good book at home. We can, however,  get trapped in either side of this polarity. Too much force and we burn out, not enough drive and we end up going nowhere. This is a reminder to us to gauge which one of these energies we need more of, and what we may need to tone down. Do we need more drive and ambition or do we need to slow down and enjoy the simple comforts of life? It may also have us feeling extra emotional about our accomplishments, or lack thereof. This is a great time to push past any blockages that are impeding our growth.

When the full moon is in a sign, we tend to take on more characteristics of that sign. This can be a great thing if we are able to be mindful of our use of these energies. The message here is one of moderation. Yes, we need to get things done, but we also need to rest and care for ourselves. Now is a time to be very cautious not to bite off more than we can chew. Some great questions to ask while the moon is in Capricorn: How can I be a leader while still being self-aware and mindful of those around me? Where am I over-exerting myself? Where could I use more drive?  What projects can I begin or complete without burning myself out?

Since this is an Earthy sign, grounding and meditation will be so very helpful during the moon’s stay in Capricorn. Really go deep to discover exactly what you need. And it doesn’t hurt to pray.❤

( http://www.thebesthex.com )

P.S. Read more about Full Moon Ritual HERE!

Blessings!

druyan2b

~ Druyan

 

Full Moon Rituals

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We have a lot of folklore about full moons.  Second only to counting our solar months, we probably put the most astrological attention on full moons.  We anecdotally note or wonder if there are more babies born and more people going to the hospital, and certainly mention when our emotions are heightened at this phase of the moon.  For centuries, the moon phases have also been marked by ritual, whether simple or elaborate, solitary or in groups, following a few age old ritual formats.

You can look up “full moon ritual” and find a dozen suggestions with common themes, usually involving creating sacred space, calling upon the four directions, the four elements, casting a circle, raising energy, honoring the fullness of the month, and closing the circle and thanking source, and enjoying refreshments appropriate for the season.

The full moon is a time of fruition, manifestation, closure, releasing and looking forward to the next new moon, followed by the next one that is full, and so on…

jane

Galaxies of Rainbows!

Jane

Upcoming Full Moon in July will be on July 19th and will be at 27 degrees Capricorn.

July Lunations

 

The Full Moon in August will be on Aug. 18th, at 25 degrees Aquarius and will also be a Lunar Eclipse.
August Lunations

– See more at: http://astrologicalcounsel.blogspot.com/2015/12/lunations.html#sthash.cnarBIGG.dpuf

past posts at the Full Moon

see also NEW MOON RITUALS

 

 

Star Spangled Sirius

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Some of the contributors to SMG met yesterday on zoom chat to discuss the New Moon and astrology.  By a series of turns in the conversation, and knowing already that the New Moon was conjunct the star Sirius (related to starseeds and fixed stars), we discovered some esoteric meaning also connecting Egypt to America’s celebration of it’s birthday.

Jul 4th, 2016: New Moon at 12 degrees Cancer, 7:00 AM conjunct Sirius in Canis Major (14 Cancer 05)!

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Every year our sun conjoins the star Sirius, at 13.5 degrees Cancer, during the first week in July; that is, as seen from the earth, the sun lies in front of Sirius which lies at the same celestial longitude as the astrological sign of Cancer in the sky. Astrologically, a conjunction is the strongest aspect celestial bodies can have.

https://vortexcourage.me/2015/07/05/sirius-independence-esoteric-history-of-july-4th/

Sirius, as the astronomical foundation of the entire Egyptian religious system, as well as many other ancient empires, carries profound metaphysical and esoteric meaning. If there exists an actual guiding intelligence to Earth’s evolution, it most certainly can be associated with Sirius. And the United States, with its Sun conjunct Sirius, represents, therefore, the clearest channel for this extra-human agency to manifest its will, whatever that may be. For those who might assume that supernatural guidance is America’s fate, it might be wise to recall that all empires have had an expiration date.

http://www.neptunecafe.com/Sirius.html

If Sirius is conjunct any of your natal planets (tight orb of 2 degrees), read about that at these two sites:

http://astrologyking.com/fixed-star-sirius/

http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Sirius.html

Are you a Sirian Starseed? http://fixedstarsinfo.blogspot.com/search/label/Sirius

jane

Galaxies of Rainbows! Jane

New Moon in Cancer ~ 7/4/16

newmooncancerAhhh, the New Moon. It’s a great time for clearing the proverbial slate, seeing exactly where we are and re-evaluating where we’re headed. It is a time for feeling out the choices before us. A time of ritual. The words we speak in the dark have a way of reaching places we can’t otherwise access. This darkness incubates our deepest desires which is why it’s so very important to align what we say we want with what lies in the core of our being. What is our Truth? With so much emotion being amplified by the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus all in moody Cancer, things can feel overwhelming, unclear. It felt like a good time to turn to Tarot for a little guidance and clarity. The Sacred Rose Tarot has such a gentle spirit that it felt like the best choice for this moment…

 

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Judgement

 

Seeing the word Judgement can make one think this is a harsh card, yet this one is anything but:

Wonderful things are starting to happen now. Forge ahead and see what the future holds – face life realistically. Trust and believe that the new vibrations will let you see exactly what you’d like to be. Take a good look at your life and you will be gifted with the vision to see ahead. You are being blessed with cosmic energies that will give you the guidance you need – be willing now to direct yourself – make all the changes you desire. You have achieved worthy goals, attained inner development and you are entering a time of serenity and happiness – a time of new beginnings.

Truth will always destroy anything false. The liberating effect of life-giving beliefs will result in new patterns that will change your behavior. Beliefs emerge from the dream state as bursts of revelation – reconciling divergent ideas and bridging the gaps between your beliefs. You experience your emotions – triumphing over psychological chaos as you break through into new dimensions of awareness that are now conscious. From the source of your being you are regenerated and reborn as you recognize the true freedom that comes from the realization that you shape your own reality.

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See? Rather than being a judgemental card, it is one of discernment. What is working in our lives and what isn’t? Do we have to keep doing things the same way we’ve been doing them? No. The theme that keeps coming back over and over lately is one of choices. WE HAVE CHOICES! I can’t say it loud enough. This card can indicate that you have made wonderful choices or that you may need to look at the ones you’re making. It’s up to us to see ourselves clearly. When we do, there is always a chance for a fresh start. So fitting for the New Moon.

This is also a card of emotional consciousness. Awareness. Getting on our own team and deciding to make the changes that will ultimately serve us (and those that have to deal with us) better in the long run. There may be many feelings brought up by this New Moon, and some of them can be very uncomfortable. It may be exhilarating to have an emotional outburst. But what about the fallout? How about trying to explain your emotions rather than acting them out? One really great way to start shifting the way you emote is through something called Emotional Release Technique, which you can learn more about here. To help get intense emotions under control, also try to “find a reason to feel good now”:

There is also a very tender aspect to all this Cancer energy. There is a beautiful vulnerability under that hard shell. This is a powerful time where deep, lasting transformation can occur if we open up a bit. This is where we can access our deepest inner Truth and really start to live it. The moon & stars are on our side.❤

Blessings,

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Druyan