Happy New Moon!

New Moon - Rafał Olbiński

“This Aries New Moon is the first new Moon of the astrological year. And it’s a big one!

This is the time to plant the seeds of rebirth and renewal for this coming year, seeds that will take you into your future.

What’s different about this Aries New Moon? It is cradled between the asteroid Eris, Goddess of Discord and the planet Uranus, sky god of freedom, revolution and sudden changes.

Add to this the fact that Mercury ends its retrograde earlier in the day and we can see that a new mind-set, a new perspective is waiting to be born within us, and hopefully within our society.

As you look at the news (ruled by Mercury), for every attempt to turn the clock back on freedom, equality and environmental protections, you can see people rising up everywhere to stand against the regressive pull of old patriarchal thinking.

We are in the ‘hero’s journey’ part of the Uranus/Pluto cycle where we have to overcome obstacles to make sure the new seeds of revolution and evolution planted in the 60s get stronger and spread their roots deeper in our collective consciousness.

More people are waking up to the fact that we have to be citizens rather than consumers, that we have to be stewards of the Earth rather than users, and that democracy demands an awakened citizenry….

As you can see, most of the planets fall in the solar 1st and 10th houses. The first house is our self-identity while the tenth house deals with how we contribute to our society.

That’s the message of this new creation story. As JFK once said, ‘Ask not what your country/world can do for you. Rather, ask what you can do for your country/world.’

With Uranus in its final connection to an Aries New Moon for the next 84 years, plant seeds for the unexpected! Plant seeds for inner revolution and freedom.”
~Cathy Pagano, from Mystic Mamma

Art by Rafał Olbiński

Happy Full Moon!

Moon hands

“Want to manifest your dreams?  Having a hard time staying focused? The full moon of March 31 (5:37 am PT) shines a guiding light through the shadows of inner doubt and confusion.  This is the last “blue moon” until October 2020, and a special opportunity to reconnect with true intentions and heart felt desires.

The full moon will be in the area of the sky known as Hasta Nakshatra in Vedic astrology. Symbolized by a hand, this Vedic lunar sign grants the power to manifest your vision and get it into your hands.

Savitur, the “golden handed,” Vedic god of the rising sun, rules over Hasta. All kinds of creative handicrafts (like cooking, drawing and sculpting) and healing practices of hands (likeReiki) are empowered by the light of this full moon.

Keep an open mind, you may find solutions to problems in unexpected ways now. The direct aspect of Mercury retrograde onto this full moon could put a reflective backspin on ideas and plans, as delays and miscommunications are common. Mercury will also be fully combust on April 1, encouraging rerouting and sudden epiphanies.

Take heed, this full moon comes with a tough aspect from willful Mars and critical Saturn that peaks in a planetary war (graha yuddha) from April 1- 3.   Be especially patient and easy on yourself and others, and steer clear of unnecessary complications. Mars and Saturn are like fire and oil, and may ignite feelings of stress, particularly for Sagittarius and those who are in dasha cycles of Saturn or Mars.

On this Hasta full moon, remember that worry and doubt only dim the light of imagination, so don’t get hung up on limitations. Set your intention to hold your dream in your hands and visualize its manifestation now.”
~Kari Field, AnandaShree Astrology

Happy New Moon!

New Moon Art

“This New Moon in Pisces invites us to take a deep breath and exhale everything that keeps us separate from our own connection to the dreamtime, the Wakan, the Great Mystery.
 
Here is the opening to take the deep dive into the Void – a deeper intelligence permeating all life. Here we are called to surrender our burdens as we are held by the limitless ocean of consciousness. There is a time for being and a time for doing. This is most definitely a time for being…
 
We are supported to connect with our own inner guidance. So much is being offered for our awakening and healing and many are rising to the occasion.
 
This Moon’s alignment is Chiron’s parting gift in Pisces as preparation is made to change signs in April into Aries moving out of a feminine, water sign and into the masculine, fire sign Aries for the next 7 years…
 
Chiron has facilitated the healing of women bringing them into personal wholeness as they reveal the unspoken repression of millennium… The feminine wounds have been awakened and heard in Chiron’s sojourn through Pisces. Reconciliation is powerfully underway.
 
Now Chiron is ready to bring his healing magic to bear in Aries for our brothers, fathers, lovers and our own inner masculine and to teach us of the healing power of the archetypal masculine’s right use of action, protection and balance.
 
We can watch the collective events in the news recognizing that the Aries, Mars and masculine energies are on display. Spirit has arranged for an intensification of events to focus our attention on the current masculine power system and how it operates.
 
With Jupiter in Scorpio retrograde (23º) generously trining the Sun/Moon/Chiron, our path is eased and open to understanding the larger perspective of the transformation we, as a species and a planet, are traversing.
 
Jupiter in the sign of death and rebirth helps us own our part in the dance reflected to us from the outer world and transform it into an inclusive, cooperative expanded vision.
 
We are the visionaries we have been waiting for.”
 
~Pat Lilies, excerpt from Mystic Mamma

Happy Full Moon!

Moon art by Duy Huynh

“We have entered a time very much like the early 70s, when there were protests and civic disruption…

That’s where the ARTS come in. Pisces is very much connected to Art, for it is the sign not only of spirit but of imagination, which uses the vehicle of the Arts to express itself.

…especially since it was our artists (think John Lennon) and musicians who led the way in the 70s for our cultural revolution. Now we once again need our artists to help change the collective tides.

Art speaks to the heart and so I ask, where are our musicians, our Bards, our artists, our dancers? Where are they telling the story of NOW, of what it means to take a stand at these most dangerous and beautiful times of cultural transformation?

Mercury, Venus and Chiron are conjunct in late Pisces, giving voice to healing visions.

With a strong trine from Jupiter in Scorpio, just before Jupiter turns retrograde on March 8th, we have the ability to dig deep into the soul, facing the wounds of this lifetime and many previous ones.

What better way to express what we discover than through Art? Art is one of the blessings of Pisces.

And as we leave the Piscean Age, we need to take our Artists seriously. And they need to take themselves seriously and tell us the story of our times.

That will begin a great healing of our collective psyche.
It’s time to bring more healthy nourishment into our collective lives, and that begins in our own lives.

Don’t forget that we are all artists, so dance and sing, play music, create art and story and share it with your communities.”
~CATHY PAGANO

Art by Duy Huynh

Happy Super Blood Blue Full Moon! Whoa. The middle of the eclipse is at 5:30 a.m. Pacific time. I plan to sleep out under the stars tonight to watch it :) Enjoy!

Lion girl art

“January 31st, 2018 brings us an extremely potent Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse in the sign of Leo.

The last time we experienced a Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse was 36 years ago, but having this type of Eclipse in the sign of Leo is extremely rare and has not occurred in hundreds or possibly even thousands of years.

Whenever we have a rare celestial event such as this, we feel the energy strongly and it has the potential to cause huge ripples and waves in our lives.

The January Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse is not only going to help bring resolution and closure to the last half of 2017, it is also going to open and activate a new energy that we are all going to be working with until the next round of Eclipses in July and August 2018.

Seeing as this Blood Blue Moon Eclipse falls in the fire sign of Leo, it is really going to be guiding us to take charge of our lives and to step into that role of being the King or Queen of our own jungle.

If things get intense, or your sense of security is shaken up under the presence of this Eclipse, remember that this is just so you can make some positive changes in your life. You always have an inner power and inner strength, and tuning into lion or lioness energy and finding your pride is really going to help you.

This Total Lunar Eclipse carries a strong feminine energy and will really help you to connect to that intuitive, softer heart-centered place we all have inside.

In fact, the strong feminine energy around this Lunar Eclipse is likely to bring about global changes for women as well. Under the presence of this Eclipse, we may experience a rise up of feminine power and a focus on equal rights for women.

The Super Blood Blue Moon Eclipse is definitely a special celestial event that will really shape the direction and energy of the year ahead. The best thing to do is sit back, surrender and join the Universal flow.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Happy New Moon!

New Moon art by Christian Schloe

“If you have been following along, you may have noticed that January has been an extremely busy month! It really seems that the heavens are putting on a show for us as we welcome in the new vibrations and new energy of the year.

The Capricorn New Moon on the 16-17th is no different, and is definitely going to be dazzling us with a line up of five celestial bodies by its side.

At the time of the New Moon, there will be a line up of the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto all in the sign of Capricorn. This rare alignment is known as a stellium.

The January New Moon energy is really going to help all of us to take a leap forward and to use our hard work, skill and knowledge to climb higher and reach further.

This is very ambitious energy that will really help all of us to move forward in the direction of our highest dreams and wishes.

This is the perfect time to take action in your life and begin making small, practical changes in order to bring more joy, abundance, love, success, and whatever other feel-good emotions you want into your life.

Capricorn is a very practical sign, so this is not necessarily about making bold, shocking moves in our lives (unless we feel called to do so), rather it is about making small yet effective shifts to get us closer to where we want to be.

For the last few years we have really had to focus on clearing and planning, but now we are getting a lot of support to actually put our plans into action.

January is one of the most action-focused months of the year, so use this energy to your advantage and don’t be afraid to push yourself a little higher.

New Moon’s are all about setting intentions and planting seeds for the future, so think about what you want to grow in your garden and give your wishes to the night sky.

There are such strong cosmic forces all through January and they are all on your side and there to support you.

Let the world know what you need, let the New Moon know what you need, and then open yourself to the guidance that follows.

Even though it doesn’t always feel like it, life is always on your side, you just have to learn to find the joy as you navigate the highs and lows of your very own mountain.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Art by Christian Schloe

Happy New Year! And Happy Full Moon too!!

Full Moon Super

“2018 swings into gear with a Super Full Moon in the sign of Cancer. This Full Moon will be helping to bring closure to the energy of December 2017, and will be guiding you to the theme for the year ahead.

Falling on the 1st-2nd of January, the Super Full Moon in the sign of Cancer is extremely sensitive and intuitive and will be beckoning all of us to take a deeper look at the health of our mind, body and spirit.

If you’ve been neglecting yourself or doing things just to please others, you may find that this lunar energy forces you to take a few steps back and relax.

January’s Full Moon comes as a reminder to nurture and care for yourself and to pay attention to any nagging health concerns. It is also the perfect time to think about how you can honor and care for yourself in the new year.

The January Full Moon is extremely potent, so it is likely that whatever needs your attention is going to be revealed to you in a clear and obvious way. There is no guess work when it comes to this Full Moon, so trust whatever signs come your way and be open to following your feelings.

The strength of this Full Moon is also going to be guiding us to reflect on the year gone by and to prepare for what’s ahead.

Full Moons always guide us to release, so the first few weeks of January 2018 are also going to be a great time to shake off the energy of 2017 so you can start fresh.

Under the light of this Super Full Moon, pay attention to any feelings that may come up for you. Instead of getting caught up in your head, focus on breathing the emotions through the body.

Allow yourself to really experience all you are feeling and see how that helps to shift things.

What you resist persists, so give yourself permission to feel and release anything that needs to go.

Cleanse your energy and ask your spirit guides or higher self to release any energy that is not yours to carry.

Be gentle with yourself and focus on how you can love and support yourself more. When you make yourself your biggest fan, there is no mountain too tall and no feat too great.

2017 brought many new beginnings, and now we are all going to be able to build and create with what we have been given.

2018 is really a year of manifestation and building. It’s a time where we can really take what has been given to us and build upon it in a way that supports our highest goals, dreams and wishes.

It’s a gentle year that will allow us to focus on the wellbeing of our mind, body and spirit, for this is the only way we can be in balance and feel energized and supported to lead the life we desire.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious