Happy New Moon!

“The new moon of Oct 16th energizes spiritual warriors and all those who seek clarity, courage, and freedom from fear. This new moon will expand the healing power of the goddess.  The 9 waxing moon nights to follow are celebrated as Navaratri, when the fierce and nurturing Goddess Durga descends onto Earth.

The new moon is in the area of the sky called Chitra, an auspicious star of truth and clarity. Chitra is symbolized by a shining jewel that’s formed under the weight of tremendous pressure and heat. This new moon can give insight and new opportunity, even under the pressure of crisis and tragedy.

The new moon is opposed a dramatically brilliant and willful Mars, the red warrior planet. Mars is retrograde and closer and brighter than it will be until 2035. This courageous, but combative influence will continue to enflame conflict and debate for weeks to come.  Use this time to clarify your needs, boundaries, and cultivate a sense of strength and self-reliance.

In these precarious times it’s more important to stay grounded and connected with the earth, and what is sacred to you. With the nourishing power of the goddess emerging on this new moon, there’s a radical opportunity for healing and spiritual growth ahead.  The fierce, loving, sword-wielding goddess Durga is well-known for slaying demons of worldly greed, ignorance and fear.  Use these empowering nights to come to connect with the light of compassion and clarity that shines within.”

~Kari Field, excerpt from AnandaShree Astrology
Art by Christian Schloe

Happy Full Moon!

“At this Full Moon, but more importantly as we enter Eclipse Season next month, it is going to be important to keep our vibration lifted and hold the light.
As Spirit shares, we as a planet, have succeeded in breaking a karmic cycle.
We now just have to ride the wave. We now have to keep ourselves pointed towards the future and away from repeating habits of the past. 
We have to keep ourselves in a vibration of unity rather than getting sucked into division or a “them vs. us” mentality. 
Remember the wisdom the numerology code of 2020 offered to us- infinite potential when we work together. When people unite, that’s when they are at their most powerful. 
Just before we shift out of this old karmic cycle, we are going to feel the chaos ringing the loudest. The storm always gets worse before it gets better.
Keep this in your heart as you journey through not just this Full Moon but also the months ahead.
You were born for this time; your soul chose to be here at this time. We are leaping the planet into the next stage of its consciousness, and your soul, your mind, and your body is along for the ride.
Brighter things are on the horizon, so under this Full Moon, even though you may be feeling irritable, antsy, and even a little stifled. Even though you may feel a strong wave of emotions bubbling up in order to purge and release them, know that this is the moment you have been working towards. 
The Aries Full Moon is the beginning of the end of the world as we know it. Let’s channel the Aries warrior energy, and ride confidently into the next chapter.
Let’s channel the fire in our hearts and in our souls and move this planet to the next level.
Don’t get sucked in with division, drama, and the ways of the past. Keep yourself connected to the light, rooted to the Earth, and aligned with your highest and truest self.”
~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious 

Happy Full Moon!

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“This Full Moon in Pisces is a potent dreamer. Supported by the many innovative and grounding astrological setups that Virgo Season is amplifying, this lunation is positioned to help us imagine the solutions to our many complicated situations. Conjunct Neptune, the Full Moon comes in like a flood. Overwhelm is common under these conditions but so too is the inspiration that finds us when we remember we are part of a vast network of changemakers.

This lunation reminds us that when the levees break it’s time to rethink how we’ve constructed our lives.

Pisces knows the power of restful roaming, even amidst all the unrest. The imagination must have places where it can be free to visualize new worlds to grow into. Systems of suppression want us to forgo rest, reject reflection, and refuse our systems’ need for balance. Rest restores our ability to think, feel, and know ourselves. Rest brings answers. Capitalism fetishizes the kind of numbness that is required to labor for the very thing that keeps us from accessing our power.

Full Moons give us insight into what our personal and collective movements have added up to over time. Uprisings don’t occur in an instance. They are waves in an ocean of them. Endlessly wearing down the infrastructure that breeds systemic violence.

If Pisces can teach us anything, it’s the need to stay fluid to best serve the situation. Dream in motion. Imagining a world that doesn’t function on supremacy is the greatest departure from this reality we can make and the only one that will help us survive this crisis of consciousness we are in. Dictators and their supporters believe that they can do anything. Be in office indefinitely. Be as corrupt as possible. Be above reproach. If they don’t have a problem buying into their own fantasies, as radical as they are, why shouldn’t we buy into ours?”

~Chani Nicholas

The New Moon in Leo Means It’s Time for Change ~ Tell the Universe what you want.

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“The New Moon in Leo on August 18 is a time to dream big. This regal and passionate New Moon creates a powerful Grand Fire Trine with Mars in Aries and the South Node of Destiny in Sagittarius and aligns with Mercury in Leo. It’s an ideal time to share our desires and create a new vision of ourselves—one that is unique and complex. Because this is the second New Moon of the month, it’s also called a Black Moon, and it’s extremely energetically potent for manifesting.”
~Lisa Stardust, via Cosmopolitan

Happy New Moon!

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“With the New Moon falling in the feminine and watery sign of Cancer, it asks us not to make spreadsheets and set goals, but rather to focus on aligning ourselves.

When we align with our highest truth, our highest self, and our highest power, we need not worry about what unfolds next.

When we are in this state of Divine alignment, we trust that whatever is meant to find us will find us, and the next perfect step will always be revealed to us.

When we live life from this place of surrender, rather than trying to control, we can tune in and connect with our own guiding star, with our own true north, and even when we feel lost, we can hold this sense of hope in our heart that all is well and all is as it should be.

All of us have experienced great change this year, and change can always be challenging and even upsetting.

But this is our life. And we have to find a way to make it work for us. We have to take the mess, the chaos, the pain, and find a way to make it work for us.

The Cancer New Moon reminds us that this process is not about struggling or “hard work”. Instead, it is about aligning. It is about putting your hands up and surrendering to the Divine intelligence that lives inside of you.

It is also a good time to think about creating a more peaceful and soothing environment.

All of us are spending far more time at home these days, so put some attention into filling your space with positive energy and things that make you feel good.

Overall, the Cancer New Moon helps us to start a new cycle. While we may feel a little restless and in need of grounding at first, eventually we will start feeling more at peace with our surroundings and more at home within ourselves.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Happy New Moon, Solar Eclipse and Summer Solstice!! Wow.

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“The June 20-21st New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer is the most powerful of the year. This is because it falls just moments after the Solstice at zero degrees of Cancer.

Zero degrees of any zodiac sign is powerful as it represents the field of infinite possibilities, but zero degrees of Cancer also happens to be the Global Axis, a highly charged point in the cosmic skies.

Having a New Moon Solar Eclipse on the Global Axis indicates an opening of a new timeline, a new world, and a new dimension of being.

It represents a point in our history, but also in our hearts, where a new world has dawned.

It feels like big shifts are coming as we wrap up this old world and head into a new one, but we are ready. We have been preparing for this, and now the time has come.

On this new journey that is slowly unfolding, more people will begin to awaken and tap into abilities they never knew they had. The discovery of these abilities will help to shift and change how we approach things as a society.

The Cancer Solar Eclipse is an Annular Eclipse, which means that the Moon’s shadow will cover the center of the Sun, leaving a brilliant ring of fire.

This ring of fire is a symbol of creation but also destruction.

The dark shadow of the Moon represents the pains and struggles of the past but also a womb of infinite potential that is waiting to birth a new creation.

Transformation and change is underway. We are simultaneously being shown what is possible and what is standing in our way.

Destruction may come, but as always, a rebirth will follow.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Art by Mariusz Lewandowski

Happy Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse!

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“The Sagittarius Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on June 5, will be guiding us to stand our ground, claim our power, and allow the voice of our inner fire to speak.

It is the first in a trio of Eclipses, and as we walk this Eclipse Gateway over the coming weeks, we will discover a new path emerging, one that is very different from the path we were walking before.

Lunar Eclipses are like heightened Full Moons that bring shift, change, and breakthroughs.

What’s interesting is that this Lunar Eclipse falls at 14 degrees of Sagittarius, which just happens to be the location of the Great Attractor.

The Great attractor is a little bit of a mystery, but our entire galaxy is being pulled in this direction.

As the name suggests, the Great Attractor signals a powerful point of attraction in the Universe that can supercharge the energy of this Eclipse.

Not only does this Lunar Eclipse fall on this highly charged point, but for those on Pacific Standard Time, this Eclipse also falls at the magical 12:12pm.

A Lunar Eclipse has ten times the potential of the Full Moon, and often clears a path that helps accelerate our soul journey.

We may have thought we were going one way, but often an Eclipse comes along to reveal a whole new path.

As this Eclipse falls in Sagittarius, we are likely going to find ourselves clearing thoughts, beliefs, and ideas in order to prepare for this new journey that is yet to unfold.

Under this Sagittarius Lunar Eclipse, the planet Mars will also be very active.

Mars is the warrior, which is why this Eclipse very much plays into this idea of finding our inner warrior and inner flame, and allowing it to shine.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Happy Full Moon!

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“Full Moon energies bring what’s been hidden from our ego consciousness to light.
As we re-engage in the world, this Scorpio Full Moon might reflect back to us what we really yearn for – those things in life that bring us peace and joy and satisfaction.
While this watery Full Moon brings up issues of letting go of what no longer serves life, it also has a powerful hit from Neptune in Pisces, opening us to compassion, not only for all people suffering during this pandemic, but also for ourselves.
Neptune also gives us the tool of the creative imagination to help us through this death and rebirth of our culture.
As we release the emotional wounds that keep us repeating our insanity, we need to fill those spaces with possibilities. And that’s what Neptune can do for us.
Living in our active imaginations can change our habits quicker than anything else.
Since Mercury is conjunct the Taurus Sun, we have the ability to see and communicate what is broken in our society, as well as what expectations we need to let go of in trying to return to ‘normal’.
Instead, we can be looking for opportunities to bring something into play that people need.
Something many of us have spent our lifetimes discovering and learning. Now is the time for us to lead the way into a better future…”
~Cathy Pagano, excerpt from Mystic Mamma

Happy New Moon!

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“Our opportunity to build a better future is here. Under the power of the Taurus New Moon, we are being called to think about what we wish to create. We are being asked to set a goal and take small, methodical steps in order to achieve it.

The Taurus New Moon on April 22, reminds us that a grand new beginning is on the horizon. This grand new beginning has not yet arrived, but it is slowly drawing closer, and this New Moon is our stepping stone on the path towards it.

The sky will be dark under the Taurus New Moon, but this darkness only serves to draw us within. We are being asked to fantasize about where we wish to head, but we are also being asked to sit with our shadows too.
Sitting with your shadows is about acknowledging your deepest fears. It is acknowledging what is behind your anxiety or behind that feeling of insecurity that floats up from time to time.

On this New Moon, identify your fears. Expose them, allow yourself to hear them. Write them down so they are in the light, and then you may just find that they no longer have such a grip.

There are challenging energies that are being stirred in the world around us now. We don’t need astrology or Mother Moon to tell us that. But what we can understand and learn from the cosmos above, is that a new cycle is on the way.

Just like the Moon goes through its own phases, so do we all, and so does the state of the world.

Uranus, the planet of change is very active under this New Moon. Uranus likes to shake things in order to awaken us, but its presence can also feel upsetting and chaotic.

Uranus wants the ways of the past to crumble so it can revolutionize and rebuild something new.

Under all the challenging vibrations this April New Moon offers, there is a vibration of hope too. My wish is that you allow this vibration of hope to enter your being, allow it to flood your entire mind, body, and soul, and give yourself permission to start daydreaming about this new life you wish to create.”

~Tanaaz, excerpt from Forever Conscious

Happy Full Moon!

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“It’s during the darkest hours that we must focus on the light.  The full moon of April 7, (7:35 pm PT) is the closest and brightest super moon of 2020.

In Vedic Astrology, this full moon is in Chitra, a nakshatra of inner wisdom, truth, and clarity. Chitra is symbolized by a shining diamond, a jewel that’s created under tremendous pressure and heat. Chitra full moon gives solutions to our problems, and precious insight, even under the pressure of crisis and tragedy. 

 
Since the emergence of the novel Coronavirus at the beginning of 2020, Rahu, the head of the eclipse snake, has been in the stormy star of Ardra, while Ketu, the tail of the snake, has been in Mula, a fierce star of destruction in Scorpio’s stinger. 

Historically, eclipses in Mula, like a scorpion’s sting, accompany shock and upheaval. Incidentally, there was a Mula eclipse in 1918 at the beginning of the Spanish flu pandemic. Another Mula lunar eclipse occurred just 6 weeks before the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, and before the 9/11 attacks as well. The most recent eclipse in Mula occurred just last December, at the onset of the tragic COVID-19 pandemic.

Though frightening, Mula is also the star of Divine Mother Kali in her all-loving and spiritually awakened form.  Mula literally means root or foundation, and asks us to get to the root of what sustains us, to make sure it’s healthy, strong and resilient. 

It may feel like the foundation of the world is cracking now, but it’s also an opportunity to rebuild a stronger, deeper foundation from the bottom up.  Slowing down to assess your life’s path, and meditating on your root chakra is a grounding way to use this transformative time.”

 
~Kari Field, excerpt from Anandastrology.com