Happy New Moon and Solar Eclipse!

Moon Catrin Welz-Stein

“The great alchemical work we are engaged in is to bring our soul’s passion and purpose into the world, despite the forces that work against our individuation.

It takes courage and faith to go against the collective rules of society, to stop giving into the fears it provokes in us.

It’s time to begin to work on our soul purpose…

A solar eclipse is an extra powerful New Moon that weaves together our solar consciousness and our lunar consciousness. It signifies a new beginning.

It’s a time to plant seeds that will blossom in the next year.
So take time to meditate, imagine and listen to Spirit so you can shape those new seeds of solar light.”

~Cathy Pagano, from Mystic Mamma

Art by Catrin Welz-Stein

Happy New Moon and partial Solar Eclipse :)

New Moon Art paint

“The cosmos is setting up an evolutionary impulse for us to take responsibility for ourselves, family, children, community, the feminine and most of all, for our Mother, the Earth.
These two nodes in the Cancer/Capricorn polarity are establishing new foundations for how we live here on Earth.
Since Cancer and Capricorn reflect the maturing processes of life, we are certainly in a time when humanity has to consciously evolve to a higher level of self-awareness if humans are going to continue to exist on Earth in a positive way..
Pluto in Capricorn has been unearthing the corruption of our patriarchal society since 2008. But even as the hypocrisy and corruption are exposed, what is no longer viable is still struggling to keep control…
But Pluto is like the lava streaming out of Kilauea. It is unstoppable, pure evolution. It is creating new earth.
We cannot go backwards. It’s the people who go forward who create the future.
Are you an artist, musician, dancer, storyteller? This is your time. It’s time to wrest our people’s imaginations away from mass media programing and get them to wake up their own imaginations.
…Everyone is engaging alone with machines. It’s time to change that.  It’s up to our artists to awaken people out of our collective trance….
As with all New Moons, it’s a time to plant seeds… These are special seeds of creativity and nurturing and emotional intelligence…
Our thoughts create our reality. Our change of heart will be shared on an energetic level, and that will create more power…
We humans are part of Gaia’s ecosystem. We really need to reclaim our place in the life cycle of Earth.
Then we’ll be honoring our Great Mother, our creative center and our cosmic purpose.”

~Cathy Pagano, excerpt from Mystic Mamma

Happy Full Moon!

Full Moon Art

“The June Full Moon falls on the 27-28th in the earth sign of Capricorn. Grounded, stable, and hard working are key words for this Full Moon, and this is exactly what we will need to embrace under its energy.

Capricorn is represented by the mountain goat. If you have ever seen a mountain goat, you would know that it has the ability to climb high and perch itself on precarious rock ledges, all while keeping perfect balance.

This is a good analogy for the energy of Capricorn. It is a reliable and focused-driven sign that is very hard to throw off balance. Capricorn energy is all about staying grounded and rooted in who you are, so you can aim high and reach the top of your very own mountain.

This Full Moon is going to bathe all of us in the strong willed, determined, Capricorn energy so we can find our strength and our determination to keep going. We are going to be reminded of our ability to keep climbing even when life gets tough.

The energy surrounding this Full Moon is heavy, however we are also reminded that we can achieve anything, and we can get through anything. We just need to trust in ourselves, and trust in our ability to succeed.

Everything has a solution and everything has an ending, all we need to do is trust in this and know that the perfect solutions are already being born, we are simply just walking towards them.

No matter what comes up for you around this Full Moon, don’t be despaired or discouraged. Your hardwork will pay off in the long run, so keep motivated and know that the only way out is through.

Once the energy of this Full Moon begins to settle and we head into the Solar Eclipse of July, we are going to feel far more at ease with where we are heading. For now, we just have to trust that all is well.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Happy New Moon in Gemini!

New Moon china

“The New Moon on Wednesday June 13, 2018 is located at 22° Gemini. The New Moon June 2018 astrology is a good news story. Its uncomplicated by any planetary aspects but heavily influenced by no less than eight fixed stars. This is the busiest part of the sky for major fixed stars and the new moon lands right in the middle of it. In fact, it bisects two of the most fortunate stars in this group that are separated by only 0°20′.

The June 2018 New Moon brings good fortune and lasting happiness. It provides protection for you and your loved ones. A New Moon is a good time to set new goals so this is an especially good new moon to start a new project. The stars in particular give the skills needed to do well in business.

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28 day cycle. Sun conjunct Moon gives an invigorating burst of energy and initiative. So this is an excellent time for making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf, or starting a new project. You can also question old habits, behaviors and beliefs as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress.

The effects of the June 13 New Moon will last four weeks up to the July 12 Solar Eclipse. The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of this new moon cycle. This waxing phase of the Moon lasts from June 13 to the June 28 Full Moon.”

 

~excerpt taken from Astrology King

Happy Full Moon!

Moon heart art

“The full moon in Sagittarius blooms early in the week, bringing with it yearnings to grow, expand, and optimize our opportunities. Sagittarius loves nothing more than a good quest. This sign believes without a shadow of a doubt that the truth is out there and it has more than enough fire in its belly to inspire us all to seek it out for ourselves. 

 Square Neptune, this full moon points to both the power of our imagination and the potency of our delusions, projections, and unchecked anxieties. Neptune untethers us from reality, which can be incredibly useful when we need to dream up alternative scenarios to our life circumstances. If we are to dream up a future, a path forward, as Sagittarius would want us to, we are well-served to do so with little restraint and a whole lot of room to grow.

At this point in our history we have enough evidence of what occurs when humans put their heads in the sand, refusing to bear witness to and take action when atrocities take place around us. At this point in our history we know that there is no saving ourselves unless we are as dedicated to each other’s freedom as we are to our own.

If Neptune teaches us anything it is that there is no separation between us. When we know of an evil and do nothing to intercede its ways, we allow harm to happen in all directions. Harm that takes lifetimes to heal.

Even one child separated from their parent creates a grief to big for the world to hold. Even one migration interrupted is too big an opportunity cut short. We each hold such an incredibly important gift to offer the world. Even one of these pearls of potency that doesn’t get to live itself out is a tragedy, and a theft, from all of life.

May this full moon instill within us a faith in each other so great that we remember the power of our combined rally cries and use them. May the light of this lunation be shed upon the care that we have for one another and our dedication to cultivating more of it. May the power of our love always outshine the insidious grasp for power and the pain it inevitably produces.”

~Chani Nicholas, excerpt from chaninicholas.com

Happy New Moon in Taurus!

New Moon - Annie Stegg

“The May 15th New Moon falls in the earth sign of Taurus and is paving the way for some big cosmic shifts and changes.

New Moons are always a time of new beginnings, and this is one of the most potent new beginnings we will be experiencing all year. This is not just due to the New Moon energy, but also because Uranus shifts into Taurus on the same day.

In life, the only guarantee is change, and learning how to accept the changes that come your way is what this New Moon new beginning is all about.

Everything in life has its own start and its own end. Even you. Every day we experience birth and death, every moment we experience the constant flow of change.

Sometimes changes in life can be small and go unnoticed, and other times they can be big and rattle everything we once knew and believed. But this is life. And getting comfortable with change is the most powerful thing you can do.

The best way to navigate through this energy is to practice acceptance and to stay present in the moment.

We are co-creators on this planet, and while we may not have control over everything that comes our way, we do have control over how we feel, think, and act.

Fighting change is never going to work, instead opening to it and trying to accept it as best as you can is always going to lead to a more positive outcome.

Along with bringing changing energy, this New Moon also brings a wave of creativity too.

Whenever change is flowing in your life, it represents a time of heightened creativity, and a time where you can take this new information or new set of life circumstances and create something new.

By focusing on the new instead of fighting for the old, you can open your heart and mind to things that you may have not noticed before and create a new reality for yourself.

Under the May New Moon and Uranus’ move into a new astrological sign, we are all going to be guided to activate and accept change in order to feel secure. We are also going to be able to tap into our creativity in order to open to the new possibilities that change brings.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Art by Annie Stegg

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