Happy Full Moon!

Full Moon by Alouk

“The February Full Moon falls on the 8th or 9th of the month, depending on your time zone. It rests in the sign of Leo, and its energy comes to tend to the fire that lives within our hearts.

It comes to clear away all that dims our light and separates us from feeling connected to our journey.

Leo is ruled by the Sun, so whenever we have a Full Moon in the sign of the Sun, it’s extra special.

When Leo holds space for the Full Moon, it’s like a ray of light shining down on all that feels dark and heavy in our lives.

Leo is a fire sign that reminds us to connect with all that lights us up. It reminds us to connect with our inner fire, with our inner Sun, and to remember that life is for experiencing rather than controlling.

What sets your soul on fire? What fans your inner flame? What brings you a sense of purpose as you move through the experiences of life?

There is something strengthening, motivating, and restorative about this Full Moon too, not just because it falls in the sign of Leo the lion, but also because it forms a harmonious alignment with the planet of motivation, Mars.

Mars will be like a motivational speaker at our side, championing us along as we take on any challenges or projects during this time.

Mars’ energy will help inspire us to push past any fears that are holding us back or keeping our inner light small.

Put yourself on the line, even if it makes you feel vulnerable, even if it’s scary, because that’s how you grow, that’s how you learn, that’s how you keep leveling up on your journey.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Art by Alouk

Happy New Moon!

Emily Balivet

The new moon of Jan 24 (1:42 PM PT) marks an important cosmic turning point. Saturn, the planet of limitation and structure, is finally moving signs into Capricorn, where its grounding influence can help make long-term goals a reality. If you’ve been waiting to see results, this new moon heralds real progress.

Like Saturn, the new moon also falls in sidereal Capricorn, doubling the influence of this practical and determined sign. Specifically, this dark mid-winter moon falls in the Vedic nakshatra, or lunar mansion, known as Shravana. Sometimes called the ear of God, or the star of learningShravana magnifies the power to listen and communicate ideas. It also slows things down so you can better absorb knowledge and observe the world around you.

The Hindu goddess Saraswati—the mother of music, sound, and language—dwells in Shravana. Like the ancient river named for her, Saraswati births words and ideas that flow invisibly from our hearts and minds. Subtle messages from the spirit world can also be heard around this time, so listen closely.

Meanwhile, Saturn’s mission in Capricorn is to build a more solid and sustainable structure for the future. In Vedic Astrology, the sign of Capricorn is called Makara, which means crocodile. Crocodiles are tenacious survivors that take things slow and move with strength. With Saturn in Capricorn, you can work through challenges that may have previously seemed insurmountable, and take on new responsibilities in your work or home life.

Since the beginning of 2017, Saturn has been in the idealistic sign of Sagittarius, creating waves of disillusionment and casting a cynical eye on corruption, hypocrisy, and the unsustainable status quo. Since Saturn refuses to support blind faith in Sagittarius, you may have found yourself chasing your dreams in a sea of self-doubt, or wondering how to move forward. Now, with Saturn in Capricorn until January of 2023, you may find yourself capable of building what before you had only dreamed of.

This Shravana new moon marks a time of profound change. It represents nothing less than a paradigm shift, so be prepared to step into your power as never before.”

~ Kari Field, anandastrology.com
Art by Emily Balivet

Happy Full Moon!

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“The last full moon of 2019 will fall on Dec. 12 (12:12 a.m. ET). This is a prime time to envision new realms of possibility in matters of love and money, and to let your heart speak louder than your head. Followed by the winter solstice on Dec. 21, and a solar eclipse on Dec. 25, the Dec. 12 full moon heralds change, and possibly a new, more fulfilling phase of your life’s journey.

In Vedic astrology, this full moon falls in the area of the sky known as Mrigashira (Mriga means deer, and shira means head). Symbolized by the energy of a wild stag, Mrigashira is called the searching star, as it continuously seeks out what nourishes the heart and gives it a sense of belonging. As a deer seeks out its flock, this full moon desires meaningful connection with others.

In the Northern Hemisphere, winter is encroaching and daylight is dying away. The solstice is just around the corner, when the power of darkness reaches its annual climax. This bright full moon will shine through one of the longest nights of the year, illuminating the darkest corners of the psyche with piercing clarity and insight. Use this time to ask your heart what it truly wants, and don’t be surprised if the answer is different than what you’d thought.
On Christmas in the U.S (Dec. 25), a total solar eclipse will form as the liberating tail of the karmic snake, Ketu, shadows the sun, moon, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury. This will create a powerful pile-up of energy with tremendous momentum. Avoid political discussions and other contentious issues at holiday parties or family gatherings, as this formation could stir up some unnecessary conflict.

Eclipses are known to plant seeds that later bloom into breakthroughs, surprising outcomes, and even shocking events, especially in the weeks that surround them. Once you’ve tuned into your heart’s desires around the full moon, use the solar eclipse that follows it to surrender them to the universe. Intention-setting is key, but surrender is the final and critical step to manifesting your desires.

On this full moon, imagine where you’d like to be in 2020. Are you ready for a new relationship? Or a new professional challenge? How about more financial abundance? The wild stag energy of Mrigashira will stoke the fires of your heart, igniting its hidden desires. If you’re ready to lead with your heart, not your mind, you could find true fulfillment.”

~Kari Field, excerpt from AnandaShree Astrology

Happy New Moon!

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“Falling on the 26th in the sign of Sagittarius, this is an abundant New Moon that brings opportunities to start over, to reach further, and to rework areas of our lives that have grown stale or become unwelcome.

Since the powerful and heavy October 27th New Moon last month, we have all been working hard to release and work through our fears. With Mercury in retrograde too, things from our past may have also paid us a visit or we may have had to confront something that challenged and pushed us.

Since this time, we have all been guided to reach deep and to rise into a new strength and a new power.

Whatever has come you have made it through, whatever has been is now in the past, and as we welcome the dark Sagittarius Moon, it is time for us to turn our attention to the next chapter.

The sign of Sagittarius is ruled by the Centaur aiming its arrow into the sky.

The Centaur is half-horse, half-man and is a natural healer. It holds a wisdom that it has inherited across many lifetimes and across many realms of the galaxy. This wisdom allows it to aim its arrow in the direction that always supports its highest growth.

Under the Sagittarius New Moon, we can all tap into this energy with ease. We can all tap into the intuitive wisdom that lives within and know the right way to direct our arrow.

While we may not have any control over where exactly our arrow will land, we do get to choose the direction we wish to send it in, and that choice is a power that we will all get to exercise as we begin this New Moon cycle.

Whatever comes our way, know that there is also protective energy on offer as well. While things may shake, the Sagittarius Moon sends protection and the opportunity to see the world from a new vantage point.

Load your bow and arrow and point it nice and high, for as the clichéd saying goes- aim for the Moon, because even if you miss, you will land among the stars.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Art by Edwin Howland Blashfield 

Happy Full Moon in Taurus!

full moon by Natacha Einat

“With Venus as ruler of Taurus, our sensual natures are wanting to be expressed now…
The Full Moon is exactly conjunct Vesta in Taurus. Vesta is associated with the Vestal Virgins of Rome.  She is associated with transformation of sexual energy – that is dedicating your kundalini energy in service to something greater than yourself to a goal or purpose – perhaps your art, a spiritual practice or service to others where you are highly committed and focused…
The Full Moon with Vesta will heighten our desire to serve others and to focus and direct our core energy to our true purpose
It’s a time of releasing blocked sexual and emotional energies – how the past interfered with our development of our own sexual integration and expression.
Are you telling the truth about your emotional needs?  Is there something behind your words that wants to be heard? 
We are all learning to tame the mind and trust the heart.  Rich and revealing conversation is possible under this Full Moon…
Taurus Full Moon is always a particular favorite of mine owing to its feminine nature, warm texture, and ripe enjoyment of all that is provided.  Fill your coffers with satisfaction and gratitude.
It’s a Moon to remind us of why we chose to incarnate at this tumultuous time and all the support available to us as we undertake huge transformation.”
~Pat Lilies, excerpt from Mystic Mamma
 
Art by Natacha Einat 

Happy New Moon!

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“Uranus is bound to bring excitement, major change and eruption to this New Moon cycle in Scorpio. 
Exactly opposing the passionate, power conscious Scorpio Sun and Moon, Uranus is our ally in breaking up what will not serve us in the future. 
“‘Wake up!’ says Uranus with a lightning bolt.  
Sun/Moon in Scorpio means we will be called to let go of our secrets, shadow material and old wounds where we are still carrying security blankets from the past. 
…Uranus is here to liberate your personal power, to help you show up in your full strength, to help you drink the medicine and transform out of the past and into the future (the realm of Uranus).  Combinations like this are preparation for the major alignments of 2020…
Scorpio is about the purging process that precedes metamorphosis into a more powerful state.  Scorpio manifests through our deep psychological probing, and our ability to give birth out of the darkest parts of our bodies, mind and spirit. It is no wonder Scorpio is given domain over death and sexuality where emotional truth lies.
Anything is possible now as the veils between the worlds thin and the powers of the invisible world are closer. Call on your ancestors to support you in manifesting the dreams that have been long held in your ancestral lines for generations. 
You hold great power as the focus of your lineage and asking your ancestors to bring you healing support can send amazing results your way.”
~Pat Lilies, excerpt taken Mystic Mamma

Happy Full Moon!

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“Falling in the sign of Aries, the October 13th Full Moon is going to help cut cords of tension so we can relax and feel free. If you have been feeling highly strung, easily frustrated, or overwhelmed, there is a huge release point on offer to us under the bright Full Moon.

Pluto will also be very active under this Full Moon and will be encouraging us to keep shedding the layers that hold us back so we can rise into our fullest power.

We must free ourselves from the cages we have put ourselves in and allow ourselves to soar. We must free ourselves from the puppet-strings of society and the self-imposed expectations we put on ourselves.

We have to remove the armor, padding, and masks we have been protecting ourselves with and allow them to fall away. The time to free ourselves is now. The time to be our true selves is now, and we can’t do that when we are hiding.

Just like the Moon will shine brightly in the night sky for all to see, we too have to step up and allow our own energy to shine for all the world to see.

We need to come forward out of the shadows and not be afraid to share our energy with the world. After all, that is why we are here. That is why our souls bothered to make this courageous, scary, and beautiful journey down to Earth in the first place- to share who we are with the world.

Aries is the leader, and we have to become the leader of our own lives and our own destiny. We carve out our future every day based on the actions we take, the thoughts we think, and the vibration we emit.

On a potent and magical day like this, we can use these lunar energies to accelerate our journey and to keep advancing higher.

The time to step up is now, and it all begins with removing the limits you have given yourself and knowing that you can do anything.”

Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious