Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Heart Fire & the Spirit of LOVEღ ~> Full Aquarius Moon Aug '19

Full Moon 22°24’ Aquarius 15th August 12:29UT

Passion and playfulness easily reach fever pitch when planets traverse the zodiacal sign of the theatrical and artistic Lion – just as the personal planets are presently doing. With a hot and fiery Leo Sun, Venus, Mercury, influential asteroid Juno, AND Mars, now upping daily drama all-the-while exuding a fierce inspiration that can also inspire joyful action, a warm heart and affectionate relations; as Leo ignites the creative spark within to connect with one’s inner child (as well as with children) for fun-packed activities, so talents and gifts can be explored and expressed. Essentially, making light of life and being with loved ones and friends and gathering under decidedly quirky Aquarian Full Moon beams (and shooting stars if you’re lucky) could be an extremely satisfying and entertaining cosmic order. 

Our dynamic, life-giving Sun rules the zodiac sign Leo. So that when the Sun is at home in the regal Lion, the Heart Spirit is strengthened with courage and a centring cosmic ‘Light of Intelligence’. Sol’s light radiates a magical power so powerful that it can boost confidence and fuel an awareness of one-self that is mindful of our individual consciousness and what makes us feel happy and alive. 

We are all energised by the Sun. And as the Solar Leonine Spirit projects an intense spotlight upon personal affairs, especially those matters of the heart and self-expression; the Aquarian Full Moon illuminates the need for freedom in love and romance, as well as the freedom to be individual by having one’s own ideas and emotions, particularly within groups of people, yet always aware of the unique gifts we bring to the greater whole. 

Self love is also important. But not in an ego-maniac kind of way. More like loving and taking care of yourself is necessary before loving and taking care of others. Yet this mega Leo influence can be overbearing for some , as the Lion’s majestic manner can work pomp and ceremony to the max and escalate pride – even when undeserved: Leo can bestow solid self-belief and self-confidence. In either innocence or ignorance Leo can also hog the limelight and thoughtlessly overshadow everyone with his or her own artistic license, which is usually perfomed with style and pizzazz. 

Bear in mind that quite apart from relationship planets circulating the sign of the solar system’s beating heart, as Leo accents how love makes the world go around, issues of loyalty and trust, freedom and fairness, humanity and humanitarian, could still also arise. One of the greatest challenges is to now embrace Leo’s ardent fieriness, at the same time keep an emotionally cool Aquarian view.

Emotional detachment is preferable to see clearly who we love, who loves us, and which of our friends are part of the ‘go-to team’; as well as those out to rip, clip, and zip plans, people and ideas for their own advantage. Dynamic Mars leads the Leo planets with Regulus, the brilliant fixed star which indicates success is only guaranteed by keeping integrity intact. And in these highly competitive technologically interconnected days, we are witnessing quite a few whose scruples can be called into question.

While we may find a place in our heart that allows us to forgive those who transgress, to let go and move on, the Sun with Venus indicates how ethics and principles are far more valuable than showing off a latest conquest.

When the Sun is conjunct Venus (on a mighty powerful Venus star point!) matters of the heart can take on a positive spin, particularly over this Full Moon, as the spirit of love infiltrates the soul in a seemingly reckless and anarchic way.

"When the power of love overcomes love of power the world will know peace." ~ Sri Chinmoy ~

Seriously. This is a wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee Full Moon and recognise how strong the power of love is when shared with humanity. This is also when love can be found in an instant – and when you least expect it. In a startling moment of looking into someone’s eyes, for instance, anyone’s eyes, friend or foe, lover or stranger, animal, insect or person, you could suddenly be jolted out of the permeable ego bubble to recognise the light of his or her consciousness, too. With such an encounter much can be revealed in the blink of the eye, showing especially what we truly value within, as well as what we think of others. These are the very moments the heartmind has a choice: to be generous and let the love-light of consciousness connect, or to close-down and turn away. Try and stay open to remain in your natural flow.

Either way, fear or greed can make living beings do crazy things. So be aware that while you may be busily spouting romantic poetry singing the praises of universal love, sweet love, there are others less so inclined, and are stuck thinking they need to prove themselves in any means necessary. Indeed, they may be bound by animal instinct.

Should you find yourself staring into the orbs of a (metaphoric) large Leo lion, however, who is charging towards you at forty miles an hour, it’s perfectly acceptable to not to feel the need for magical connections; and you would probably do well to hold your ground to pacify, whilst puffing-up to roar louder and look bigger than said threat. Even so, the love may still be there. 

With the all-controlling Saturn, South Node and Pluto in Capricorn still holding on to a retrograde course and backwards thinking, it may well be in the few days before the Full Moon, when the Moon occults the currently extremely charismatic Saturn and stubborn South Node for the sixth time in a series of nine, that we begin to realistically note the obvious mountain of obstacles facing us individually and collectively; and how solutions resolutions are being blocked by that or those which feel entitled to do so. But at least we are now halfway through this gruelling series which seems to wreak of deja-vu, so that many are understanding the difficulties that lie ahead in the coming years, all of which the futuristic and globally aware Aquarian Full Moon now reflects. 

Sensitive Luna also makes a fabulous Quintile (72°) to Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius; this is a magical aspect suggesting a daring kind of edginess that requires ingenuity when working together, for many hands to make light work, and for the global family to connect heart-to-heart when firing up the crystalline ‘light-grid’ in unusual and magical ways. Aquarius in connection to Uranus is also the sign of the ‘outsider’, the one who seems strange but exudes genius and eccentricity: the inventor.

In Esoteric Astrology, Aquarius is the hierarchical ruler of the Moon, meaning we are all ‘one’ living under the rays of the life-affirming Sun. Our aim is to live with selfless Aquarian awareness and grow the love that we naturally feel – a love that brings senses alive to be free, generous and kind. Basically, life is not about constant competition, but about working together to better the lives of all. 

To help us do just that a Fire Trine that has been coming and going with various planets linking up to each throughout the run up this exciting and loving Full Moon. Also, The Sun at home in Leo, and three other planets currently ‘in domicile’, in signs in which they excel: Saturn in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces, are both still retrograde, taking time to digest how to work with pollution and suffering, while optimistic Jupiter goes forward in Sagittarius just as the Full Moon beings her three day culumination 14th August (15th exact, 16th disseminating). Jupiter’s move suggests morality can now again be seen to play a greater part in the ways that we govern our lives and minds, to help us grow and expand into our naturally light and wise state. (FYI: Saturn goes forward just after the Full Pisces Moon 18th September).

And while this Full Moon is what’s called a ‘see-saw’ chart, with two sides competing for dominance, it is the Sun and the personal planets which hold sway. As soon as lunar culminates she begins to wane towards the ‘Black New Virgo Moon’ (a Black Moon is the second New Moon of a calendar month) when ‘The Goddess of Perfection’ reveals ways towards some kind of stability within an solid Earth Trine.

Ultimately, this Full moon is one for tuning in and listening to the beating heart which keeps us on the move and in our flow, as plans change, people come and go, and hope for the future zaps in from leftfield and unexpected sources.  

Remember to live for love and be the love wherever you can and enjoy the magic of sparkling Aquarian moonbeams.
Until next month, wishing you all happiness and BIG LOVE x 
Many thanks to unknown painter for image of Krishna and Radha
(sorry, I can't decipher signature)
From Agent AstroDakini #87
aka Laura Boomer-Trent©

Monday, 15 July 2019

The Astrological History & Mystery of the Divine Feminine ~ Mary Magdalene

Next weekend, July 21st @8:30 am BST (sorry if too early/late), in honour of her Saintly feast day (22nd), I’ll be giving a Sunday presentation on the astrological history and mystery of Mary Magdalene.🌹🙏💖⭐️

The Astrological History & Mystery of the Divine Feminine – Part 1 Mary Magdalene


The Astrological History & Mystery of the Divine Feminine –Part 1 Mary Magdalene
Laura Boomer-Trent  – Agent Dakini #87
July 21st 9:30am CEST (summer time)
July 21st 4:30pm AEST (standard time)
The Astrological History & Mystery of the Divine FemininePart 1 – Mary Magdalene
Laura Boomer Trent presents an astrological overview of the enigmatic Mary Magdalene as a daughter, beloved sister, wife, devotee, Myrrh-bearing priestess, (tantric) healer, and whore: a role she held according to Western Christianity for 1500 years. Latterly she became a Saint, as well as serving as inspiration for generations of romantics, artists, women, and Knights of the Templar. Interestingly, Orthodox, Coptic and Lutheran Churches have always venerated ‘The Magdalene’.
With the revelation of the Dead Seas Scrolls, when lost gospels came to light in the mid-20th C, Mary’s reputation as First Apostle was quietly restored. Still Mary Magdalene’s spiritual message continues to fascinate and grow. Hidden symbols reveal her mysteries as the Black Madonna, Sacred Goddess, and a Spiritual Teacher.
Also in this presentation we explore the emblematic sacred geometry associated with her name; as well as The Magdalene’s astrological signatures in the horoscopes of those who have also played her, in film and on stage, to discover just what astrologically attracts us to this mysterious, towering lighthouse of womanhood.

Some of you may wonder why someone so obviously into Buddhism is now talking about The Magdalene, a visionary Christian with a dramatic past. To be honest with you, I appear to be coming full circle, bridging Eastern and Western Goddess spirituality. Even as a child I have always been devoted to ‘The Goddess’, whoever she is and whatever form she takes. To my heartmind the Goddess, wherever she is found in her many guises as Tara, Astarte, Diane, Athena, Hekete, Kali, Isis, Innana, Laxmi, or Prajnaparamita for instance, or indeed, ‘The Magdalene’, she reveals the breadth and depth of our inherent human wisdom – and how intuitive knowledge is an integral path for spiritual realisation: to experience the divine spark of consciousness, the Goddess must be present. Also, ‘The Magdalene’ reputedly came ashore not far from where I write in France; so my fascination with the First Apostle is unexpectedly experiential.

…But I am getting ahead of the presentation: do book now, for next Sunday: It would be lovely to have you along...

BOOKing form HERE:

Hope to see you then!
from Laura aka #AstroDakiniDharmaStars
ps: It says part one (because there is a plan), but reserve the right to allow the mysteries of the Divine Feminine to be shown as she wishes 
#TheMagdalene #SacredFeminine #DivineGoddess

A Karmic Transformation ~> Love is the way ~> Live for LOVE Lunar Eclipse July 2019

Full Thunder Moon Lunar Eclipse 16th July 21:38UT
The horoscope of this Full Moon LUNAR ECLIPSE, at 24°04’Capricorn, suggests mighty strong karma at work – some good and some not so, some past, some future. As usual, it is the present which matters, as what we do in the present sets the tone of future karma. Only in the present do we see how personal, familial, and ancestral karma has worked in the past, leading us to where we are now. With such weighty celestial activity in the run-up to and during this potent Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, the astral advice is stay in the present moment as much as you can - to ride the dragon keep the heart fully open and mind focused upon loving, harmonious relations. 

Though be aware how, in typical human fashion, just as one plucks up courage to confidently take personal charge to discipline’s one’s self to create a healthier world, along comes an often underestimated collective karma originating from leftfield. 'Throwing karma’ coming out of nowhere could seemingly have nothing to do you with you personally. Yet bizarrely it does.  
A long thread of human history binds us all; and we would do well to be aware how collective karma connects an entire 35-year generation to a shared and powerful transformation, particularly that of sustainability and shared resources, business and responsibility, harmonious relationships, and fair rules to live by.

Therein lies the crux of this Full Capricorn Moon Lunar Eclipse: if something isn’t working within a relationship, corporate or custom, work or home, health or heart, now is the time to take a little time out to rest in the partial light of this Lunar Eclipse and look into deep into the shadows of our own individual subconscious and shine the light of personal awareness. Indeed, it is time (again) to nourish our connection to the universal consciousness, and to work (again) on our destructive emotions and release everything which no longer serves a spiritual love (remembering that loving yourself is considered healthy when not ego-based). That said, it pays to be extra cautious right now, especially if or when consolidating, or perfecting the angle of facet cuts on a metaphoric treasured jewel. Not to be anxious, but with a relaxed awareness embedded into the cautiousness. 

Those with planets around 22-26 ° in Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) may already have psychic antennae sensing karmic action – in thought, word or deed – is like a rock thrown into water, creating an ever-widening ripple effect; aware how the unresolved or unfinished can slowly but surely unravel and unfold to make itself known (especially now for the leading signs), even if it takes 35 years to do so (more on this long , Saturn conjunct Pluto cycle in a moment – along with a rendition of Karma Chameleon and a Boy George comeback; only kidding on last point ;) ).

To be astrologically direct, this is an Earth-Water Sun Moon Element combo: events and situations may be most (emotionally) demanding; perhaps one of the most subtly intense and powerful Full Moons of the Earth Sow year – as well as the most potentially rewarding. Even so, shady secrets will try to hide in the swamp and obstacles remain ever-present, especially when the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is conjunct head honcho Saturn, powerful Pluto, and karmic South Node. Note, however, that overcoming difficulties is a sign of success. In fact, those in positions of Plutonic power and Saturnian authority turn hurdling over hitches, ditches, and hindrances into an art form. They also use fear as a means of control. 

Facing up to fears and doubts takes a certain maturity in the rational world. For a magical human, however, all it really takes is watching your breath, breathing deeply with awareness will also enable you deal with irrational thoughts and fears, too. Recognizing when you are afraid can even be an impetus to create a more peaceful place. If we didn’t have fear in many situations, we’d be toast. Fear can motivate – as well as freeze. Some may even be rewarded for facing their fears during this Full Moon.

How we handle a potentially obstructive and restrictive Saturn, Pluto, and South Node in Capricorn matters, especially in this interconnected world. Just remember if you’re in a hot spot, there are always ways to resolve even the most heated issues: being grown-up and organised helps. As does breathing, slowly and steadily to clear the mind; answers and resolutions will appear – even if it means asking for help (in how to handle the situation) from your nearest and dearest – before calling in professionals, which you may or may not need. 

At this shared moment in time, in as much we are all together under the same transformational Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, Mercury is Retrograde! And the usual drill for a detailed triple-check turns into a triple deep inspection within our own sweet self, going back to why we do the things we do as well as discover foundations of support, and historical memories.

The greatest gift from Mercury retrograde can overcome adversity once and for all; Mercury in Leo works on transforming the mind from the inside out, from deep within our own synaptic plastic mind, rooting out laziness, vanity, anger, greed, resentment, bitterness and fear, and replacing destructive emotions with love, patience, joy, compassion and kindness. In other words, any of the same-old ploys we have used for-ever-and-a-day to manipulate, schmooze, and control anyone to do what we want are no longer appropriate. Leo's influence demands integrity intact and loyalty pure, particularly when consciously interacting; releasing (emotional or past-life) hang-ups and blocks as best we can – and thereby let go of self-sabotaging habits that do no one any favours, least of all ourselves.

To provide strength and support when going through any kind of metamorphosis it is good to be surrounded with people, things or ideas you love, love you, and nurture spirit and soul; the Sun in Cancer tends to care for all beings, as a Mother would her child. And for another week the Sun basks in Cancer, the Sign of the Great Mother Goddess, which rules and is ruled by the Moon. The Moon right next to taskmaster Saturn and forceful Pluto can make one feel besieged: at once bringing an all-or-nothing obsession to certain areas: double check 24 Capricorn mark in your scope to see which area of life ‘karmic wisdom-lessons’ may now appear (in an open astral portal until January (or longer, throughout 2020).  

While this quite long Lunar Eclipse, which is over 5 and a half hours, will pass in an evening or three, associated feelings could come around with a certain monthly regularity until November, when issues of love and security, authority and control, will begin to clear, if not sorted to some degree. 

Take note: 
☆ ☆ The two ‘power-house’ planets, Saturn and Pluto, conjunct exactly January 12th, 2020, @22Capricorn to then complete a momentous cycle which began slowly, taking most of 1982-85 to get going. This is therefore a message to all, but thirty-somethings especially: try not to get bogged down by relationship materialism. Recognise also, how none of us are perfect: we are all in the process of becoming responsible and loving human beings, learning how to live by the heartmind and embody wisdom in action. 

Be aware how the Moon is now on the fifth of ten occultation’s of Saturn, Pluto AND the South Node, Luna’s natural flow, i.e. our own intuition and personal emotional flow, could be dangerously restricted by (even self-imposed) rules and regulations. A South Node with Saturn produces a certain kind of elitist tendency that lacks empathy, resulting from ancestral privilege from this or previous lives; those holding onto to perceived hard-earned power but not wanting to evolve or make changes to benefit anyone else but themselves are also exhibiting major transformation and how this pans out will also depend upon the collective will to release, transform and heal.  

Meanwhile, nature has its own course as time and tide wait for no man. And the Moon is watery ruler of said tides; at the point of culmination Luna is emerging from a triple looping epic Eclipse time tunnel, and a seemingly close initiation into the dark side with omnipotent Pluto, devilishly karmic Time Lord, Saturn; all the while all three – Moon, Saturn and Pluto – reckon with mega-strong past-life-action-relationship indicator, the Moon’s invisible crossing point on the elliptic with Earth and Sun, called ‘the South Node’, aka ‘Ketu’, or the ‘Dragon’s Tail’, making it all theoretically fantastic. if a little dramatic, to have the past so clearly laid out – and just a little daunting as the future bekons.

Still, there is every reason to keep romance alive and the love-light shining in your heart because Love Goddess, Venus, is conjunct the means to a kind and caring helpful future, i.e. the karmic Moon’s North Node, aka Rahu, or Dragon’s Head, revealing LOVE is the most precious human gem.

Venus in Cancer further empowers the Cancerian Mother Goddess (within – remember even guys have a feminine side (i.e. right brain)) to bathe in love, sweet love, and all that feels secure within our most familial sphere (global family also), and to nurture our ability to love patiently and be patiently loved, calmly authentic, supported and supportive somewhere safe; somewhere called ‘home’. 

With no less than SIX planets now retrograde, this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse marks the need for creature comforts at the beginning of a fairly long season of rethinking, renewing, reviewing, reworking, reinvesting, redeeming, re-visioning, and researching. Mercury, for instance, is retro until the New Leo Moon, August 1st, going back from self-serving Leo into family-serving Cancer. Jupiter, Saturn, Chiron, Neptune and Pluto are also retrograde until the turn of the Fixed Fire Cross, or even Equinox, making it difficult to immediately forge ahead without having to re-do.

While there will certainly be breakthroughs along our own personal journey, Mercury’s recent conjunction with Mars, suddenly exposed a right royal drama and secrets that could sway finances and other shared interests to extremes. But it isn’t resolved until early September, when truly practical solutions are acknowledged and/or implemented with some serious feminine wisdom. 

Also over this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, there are Fixed Stars to add sparkle into the cosmic mix; as the Moon is with the three other astral markers, it is also with an important Fixed Star, ‘Rukbat’, adding a steadying influence to the Earthy Capricorn. Although, the Water element dominates, suggesting any transformation is through movement and flow.

Spirit Sun is in Moon-ruled Cancer, also conjunct a Fixed Star, ‘Pollux’; this could indicate how trying to bring the negative into fruition is taking its toll – and it is time for a rethink to avoid any (more) heartache.  

Consider how love and trust go hand in hand; and how things of value are also often borne from the pain of creativity; so events around this Moon could also be labelled ‘challenging’ – Luna is in her detriment in the ambitious sign Capricorn, after all. And even though this is just a partial eclipse, it may still be one to remember. As Earth blocks Sun’s light upon the Moon, a trinity aligns to create transformational shifts that can be both personal or collective, as well as spiritual or physical, geo-physical or cosmic. So go easy out there dear readers: remember everyone has a story. And (not that one should really compare) remember to give thanks as your story isn’t as mad, bad or as sad as others, or even as you think it is. ;) 

For those lucky enough to view this eclipse include much of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, Pacific, Indian Ocean, and the South-Eastern part of North America. Basically, everywhere except the Norther United States, which has already seen a fair share of eclipse earthquake action the past couple of weeks.  

In India this Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is called Guru Purnima, i.e. the ‘Teacher’s Moon’, to honour the spiritual teacher. From a meditator’s point of view this is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse for ripening one’s practice. Actually, truth be told, this is THE Full Moon for everyone’s practice to ripen. Just try not to make a crisis out of any karma drama ;)  

Last words from ~ Dongzar Jamyang Khentse Rinpoche ~
“Fearlessness is generated when you can appreciate uncertainty, when you have faith in the impossibility of these interconnected components remaining static and permanent. You will find yourself, in a very true sense, preparing for the worst while allowing for the best....By knowing that something is lying in wait for you just around the bend, by accepting that countless potentialities exist from this moment forward, you acquire the skill of pervasive awareness and foresight like that of a gifted general, not paranoid but prepared.”

With best wishes for a wonderfully enlightening eclipse, and thanks to unknown artist of Kwan Yin riding the dragon, from Agent Astro Dakini #87 aka Laura Boomer Trent
May the transformation be of benefit to all!

Also a date for your dairy: next weekend, July 21st @8:30 am BST (sorry if too early/late), in honour of her Saintly feast day (22nd), I’ll be giving a Sunday presentation on the astrological history and mystery of Mary Magdalene. 🌹🙏💖⭐️
Hope to see you then!
from Laura aka #AstroDakiniDharmaStars
ps: It says part one (because there is a plan), but reserve the right to allow the mysteries of the Divine Feminine to be shown as she wishes 
#TheMagdalene #SacredFeminine #DivineGoddess