Saturday, 12 October 2019

Chaos inspires the Dancing Star

Full Moon 20°Aries 13th October @21:07UT

The above title is for the initial impression of a lively and vital, intrepid Full Aries Moon horoscope – one that constellates so many different areas of life; it comes from a quote written by 19thCentury existential philosopher Fredrich Nietzsche, who says in full “You must still have chaos within your soul to give birth to a Dancing Star”. ‘To give birth’ symbolises bringing forth a creative project, heralding joy with a crowning moment announcing the entrance of something or someone dashing, new and exciting. The thrilling and new are also arenas in which an Aries Full Moon thrives, enticing the (self) competitive to be at the vanguard of any mission, particularly those that have a cause to champion.

Over this rather stimulating Full Aries Moon that mission is multi-layered, multi-dimensional and multi-stranded, with a Grand Cross and Grand Trine in the horoscope. Throughout the three-day Full Moon period (12-13-14th Oct) we would do well to guard against negative emotions such as envy, anger or spite, especially if or when standing up for self and/or others, at the same time providing copious amounts of strength and care, warmth and inspiration – particularly when birthing interstellar moonwalkers.

We also need to keep our wits about us as soulful chaos now demands a creative outlet, implied by that intriguing Nietzsche quote. But what does it really mean to ‘still have chaos in one’s soul?’ How does such inferred unruliness lead to the ‘dazzling cosmic hoe down’? Is chaos (theory) naturally inherent at the point of creativity for everyone, or just a few, at certain times? Indeed, is soulful chaos Goddess-given, inherited, or self-created; i.e. does it come from outside events and situations, or from inside by never-ending thoughts that hippety-hop on nerves and overwhelming emotion? From the astrological point of view, one wonders if chaos even comes in cycles. (Answer: yes, it does.) But, perhaps more importantly, what kind of astral advice do the heavens offer now when chaos abounds even in places one would expect good governance, law and order?  

Well, when an impulsive, initiating, and potentially innocuous Full Aries Moon is conjunct a transpluto dwarf outer-planet ‘Eris’, everything simply changes. Even the children know that we need to swiftly ditch the naivety, and be aware how karma expands and how, during the initiating moments of onset, with any new thought, word or deed, there is a vibration created that magically ripples out into the world to affect the future – for good or bad. I say this now because dark angel Eris is no ordinary planet: she is none other than the ‘Goddess of Discord and Lawlessness’ (the Roman ‘Discordia’) and sister to Ares, God of War. In reality, she is someone most would prefer not to invoke or mess around with; reiterating the request to be careful about what we personally set into karmic motion, and to be brave when who or what we might meet in the midst of any turmoil is an awesome combination of Xena Warrior Princess and Melisandre.

With such strong Full Moon symbolism, one would be correct in suspecting a collective Erisian ‘commotion’ in her various chaotic guises to be currently felt by almost everyone, in one form or another. Whether its political confusion, or familial, work, or relationship madness getting the better of your natural equilibrium, now is the time to assess the balance of power, as well as the struggles and injustice that imbalance creates. (So please try to be kind (to yourself) and avoid that which riles.) With the Sun AND Mars both in harmonious, peaceful and just Libra, there is every chance that over this Full Moon we can negotiate and deal with those with whom we feel have wronged us, as best and as fairly as we can. 

Nonetheless, unruly Eris is a tricky planet to contend with. While only recently discovered (2006), she symbolises harnessing the outrageous defiant power of the feminine and the outsider’s struggle for survival. Those with (personal) planets between 17-23° of leading cardinal signs – Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn - are currently most challenged by this fierce feminine, Eris, in tremendous ways that can dramatically empower or drastically disempower (the pompous, thoughtless and arrogant). Certain (collective) injustices could hark back to the years 1982-3 …1990, and 2001; people born in those years may well now be heeding a call to action, or a need to speak out against personal injury and/or collective inequity. Good luck, and note how you have a better chance to complete the mission when you stay on centre. 

At Full Moon culmination, the poised Libra Sun opposite a wild Full Aries Moon-Eris is in direct hard ’T-Square’ (90°) to Pluto and Saturn; and the latter planet at home, doubling authoritative Capricorn influence. Both Saturn and controlling Pluto still have ties with the karmic South Node, opposite the Cancer North Node, forming a wide ‘Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun’; continuing to alert us to difficult past (life) activity that requires a steady release, redress and reform. 

Still, the Moonwise are aware there is only ever the moment of ‘now’, as the past is gone and the future is yet to come: and besides, staying in the now keeps you in your own fractal flow. Acknowledging ordinary life is back on track, however, and in a serious semblance of order, will probably take a little longer, plus commitment and patience; the results of which could be nicely realised by the January 2020 Full Moon, when Sun is at the same place as Saturn and Pluto are now – and Goddess Eris is once again a strategic player in the climax of a planetary play about karmic inheritance, responsibility, shared power and resources. Heads up: 2020 comes on the wings of several strong female archetypes that do not put up with any BS. Eris is but one.

It’s also worth noting here that Eris is an outer planet with a massive time frame of influence, and an orbit that takes just over half a century to circle Sun (557 years). Its’ widely elliptical path means there are times when ‘disorder, strife and chaos’ stay longer in some signs than others. And, wouldn’t you know it, punky Goth Eris’s passage through Aries is a long transit, taking 122 years to pass through the sign of the oft impatient and child-like, head-butting Ram. This dark shadow Madam won’t even get to Taurus until 2048. Maybe that will be the time when the Goddess really rages in defence of Earthy Taurean values (love, land, money). It also means everyone born after 1926 – which is the majority of Spaceship Earth’s inhabitants – have Eris in Aries to contend with in his or her horoscope. Yet only those who have personal planets (e.g. Sun or Moon) may be cosmically bound to sense, feel and live with her intensity daily. 

In Aries, Eris struggles with personal physical survival, as she devours our own sense of self, identity and childish egos with a warring disposition that create ferocious chaos and disorder – with great swathes of incarnating souls discovering the battlefield is not outside oneself but actually within their own mind. Ultimately aware there is no separation of self from others, yet remaining true to his or her own individual, relative self, within soul families and soul groups, by feeling the personal power of presence as naturally light and rousing is not always easy.

From the Buddhist point of view working with shadowy and difficult energies, it is when we learn to tolerate, love, and be compassionate towards everyone and everything, including our darkest demons, they then naturally (and eventually) transform into light – and love, and become pleasing to live with.   

So while this Aries Full Moon is fuelled by rebellious Eris, those who crave lovely Libran gatherings that exude classic culture with timeless beauty, where considered diplomacy is forged with intellectual vigour in stylish salons and manicured gardens: these are the very same parties to which others, especially the outsiders, should also be invited to. Snobbishness is a Libran trait, it is true, but no one should now be excluded from a Full Moon blast of Cardinal Cross consciousness and fun, lest there should be trouble.

Because this is a Full Aries Moon in which the spotlight is upon new beginnings, we could also receive a timely reminder how we always have a choice: to be spiritually conscious – or not. From a personal point of view, look to the Libra Sun (and check where it is now in your scope) to see who or what helps weigh up pros and cons for any new starts. 

Fortunately for everyone at this Full Moon, the planet that gives hope, optimism and perspective, the far-seeing cosmic sage, Jupiter, makes fabulous connections to both Sun and Moon, with an easy ‘sextile’ and helpful ‘trine’ respectively. Jupiter is the planet to synthesise the qualities of this powerful Full Moon moment, due to its esoteric connections to the Cardinal Cross and Central Spiritual Sun, as Jupiter also now approaches the Galactic Centre. These associations certainly boost confidence to learn as much as you can and, if you haven’t already, get everything together (in these next few months) that you need to know in order to birth the dancing star and or stand up to speak one’s piece; making sure you are in the right place talking the right people if you do have something helpful to say, not ranting on the interwebs. 

Remember Mercury is going retrograde at the end of the month – on Halloween! All kinds of hidden thoughts, secrets and agreements will necessitate a reword and rework during this sacred time of hallowed souls and saints, when the veils between upper and lower worlds are thinnest. This is also when the Scorpionic Mercury becomes an access-all-areas psychopomp, as messenger to the Gods, bargaining deals from the underworld. Mercury retrogrades just days after a New Scorpio Moon Oct 28th, from 31st October until November 20th. Take note: during this time it may be best to play certain cards close to your chest

Also of interest in this Full Moon scope is a delightful ‘Grand Water Trine’ between fated North Node in Cancer, Evening Star Venus and heavenly courier Mercury in Scorpio, all the while oceanic Neptune is conjunct Black Moon Lilith in Pisces. This Water Trine tells us more about depth of feeling, as well as providing a purifying healing channel for souls who encounter crisis when fashioning his or her own creative project.

Brilliantly, Venus and Mars are both irresistible, now in mutual reception, meaning ‘the relationship planets’ get along even though they are not at their best (as Mars is in detriment in Libra (no swashbuckling in the law courts) and bright and shiny Venus is in detriment in Scorpio (due to her currently intense and magnetic strange attractions). Although, it is a seductive Venus who calls the shots in Mars’ domain; active Mars is in Venusian Libran realms, seeking to keep the peace. And this is rather promising, because Mars is a the head of the locomotive shaped chart, making him the leader of the entire horoscope. Acting like a suave Bond, Mars holds out an olive branch whilst heralding the peaceful and harmonising, cool and calm Libran Sun.

Venus, as the ruler of Libra, is also currently opposite Uranus, the ‘Agent of Change’ (which is always a major participant in the Cardinal Cross), again illustrating how freedom in relationship can bizarrely create closeness: by letting love fly, it will also come back, time and time again. Know that if you hold on too tight you’re in danger of hurting the very same ones you love.

Breakthroughs come when the Moon conjoins Uranus, just as Luna begins to wane on the 15th, towards a Halloween New Scorpio Moon that marks the Fixed Cross Quarter Fire festival, when passion is strong and insight sharp and clear. 

A last but not least mention for the Sun in Venus-ruled Libra, as Venusian blessings now come from the East, as this Full Moon is also ‘Laxmi Purnima’. Laxmi is the Vedic Goddess of wealth and abundance; leading to Diwali on the 28th Oct and the Eastern Festival Light. This New Moon is also start of the Pagan New Year.

And with that I wish you all a joyous Full Moon with abundant good health, wealth and happiness. 

With love & light and thanks to unknown artist for BuddhaFractalBrot
from Astro Dakini

πŸ™πŸ’–⭐️πŸŒ•☀️ #87
aka Laura Boomer-Trent

Saturday, 28 September 2019

LOVE HEALS ~> Equinox New Moon in Libra Sept '19

Just when we think nothing makes sense, along comes the potent power of LOVE that swiftly heals the broken heart, wounded spirit, or grazed ego. With today's New Libra Moon @14:26EDT directly connecting to Chiron Shaman, releasing from within a pivotal - if slightly wild and new moment in relationship that can assuage old hurt. It’s not just relationship with a significant other that shape-shifts into being. This relationship could also acknowledge the ways in which we accidently, for whatever reason, harmed ourselves, and/or others. So the relationship pin pointed for healing (@2-7Aries-Libra in the chart) can also be with one's self, (via work, money, house, car, thoughts, desires, memories, habits), as well as one's partner, the cat, your parents, boss, Guru, God, Goddess, or indeed even nature itself. 
Four personal planets in harmonious Libra remind us there is nothing in the world goes further or deeper than love, healing everything it meets and touches heart-mind, body and soul.
Relationship is all we take with us in the end.
So it’s worth weighing up our relationship karmic merit upon Libran scales now, going into a new season, to see where balances and checks need to be made, as Libra – Divine Intellectual Feminine, Goddess of Love, Peace and Justice, Holder of the Sword of Truth, acknowledges that part of the preciousness of being human comes with clarity, love and diplomacy. And with Sun, Moon, Venus (at home) and Mercury, all now in cool and reasonable Libra, this New Moon marks a time to breathe easy and open one's heart to love, and to be kind to ourselves and others, even when powerful solar winds stream earthbound once again to mark this passing Equinox; and Mercury approaches Uranus this week as fast changing New Moon winds pick-up speed towards the First Quarter. The challenge will be to stay Zen and rest on centre.
 Personal Bests are not as important as harmonious relations. If being competitive with one self, you may need also to apply extreme self-care. Be aware the next Medicine Buddha Moon, Oct 5th, at the First Quarter Moon, is also the 8th of 10 of this year’s very rare run of Moon-Saturn occultations, which are turning out to indicate massive sympathy with Mother Earth, and public grievance as much as corporate corruption and other dastardly. wordly affairs. Even though many are now awakening to a life of spiritual world service, we must also remember how the art of healing also includes care time, personal discipline, and practical responsibility; and that also means being realistic about current compassion in action.

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#LOVEHEALS With love & thanks to Dzongzar Kyentse Rinpoches's artist for glorious Arya Tara, to Michael Sonlight for Buddha in Maui, and to everyone for sharing the β„’β„΄Ρ΅β„― πŸŒΉ πŸŒΉ πŸŒΉ from Laura

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Practical Magic with a Full Pisces Moon Sept '19

Practical Magic with a Full Moon at 21° Pisces, 14th Sept, 4:33UT

“Because you are alive, everything is possible”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Events and situations over this weekend’s Full Pisces Moon could stimulate the imagination to the max, culminating either on Friday 13th – (whohoo!) or Saturday (14th), depending upon where you are in the world. Accenting a period in which we can consciously and actively create marvels and miracles, at the same time discover what we need to keep our feet on the ground with a healthy balance of work and fun, for ourselves and within our environment. 

By also making sure we can tell what is real from what is fantasy (not so easy these days), we can also avoid being overwhelmed or hoodwinked – big time. Basically we all now need to be good, kind and truthful to ourselves and each other, and stay open to all kinds of positive potentials. Because this Full Moon along the Pisces-Virgo axis illuminates spiritual, mental and physical healing, with an abundance of celestial love-wisdom currently in full flow, as indicated by seven planets in Mutable signs (Virgo x 4: Sun, Mars, Venus AND Mercury; Sagittarius Jupiter; and Pisces Moon & Neptune).

So many fluctuating signs indicate change is very much in the air. This Full Moon is also closest to the September Equinox, leading to the Solar Fire Festival, 23rd September, when the emphasis of Sun’s light also begins to change. So we naturally now look towards all that supports a wholesome lifestyle and seek to organise – with micro-management especially starred with those four planets in practical and realistic Virgo, to prepare for the new season coming.

The Moon-Wise Pisces could artistically label everything; however they may be inherently aware that just because something has said label, it doesn’t mean to say it is real. Indeed, like a blissful Eastern sage, the Moon-Wise recognise how life is an illusion; and to fall for glamour now could be detrimental to any burgeoning spiritual realisation.

Illuminating ephemeral dreams we hold dear, especially that which promises a quick escape from harsh reality, a deeply sensitive Full Pisces Moon before the equinoctial time of ‘equal day and night’ on both sides of the world, also indicates inspiration coupled with resourcefulness can be far-reaching, influencing many months ahead.

☆ But still, we could all need a little help and time to digest, let-go, and physically/emotionally heal from events of a season now passing, one that is changing from either summer or winter, to autumn in the north and spring in Earth’s southern hemisphere. 
For whatever reason, either being too busy, too lazy or too confused, it’s doubtful all of us will actually get the extra dreamtime to relax, process, and compartmentalise. Instead, we may need to place our faith in the great universal unfolding, and rely upon a potent ‘Mystic Rectangle’ dominating the sky and the Full Moon horoscope, to bring clarity as well as meaning to dreams. Fortunately, this extremely helpful formation between sensible Virgo planets opposite a visionary Full Pisces Moon, plus the fated Moon’s (unseen) Nodal axis, can sprinkle some much called-for practical magic that makes meditation effective, affirmations positive, and mantra resonate with a ritual release with Full Magical Moonbeams. Leaving one more open for a swifter result, lighter at heart and able to move on as forgiveness and love replace hurt and misunderstandings, and compassion supersedes loss and suffering.

☆ This Full Pisces Moon could also reveal a discerning wisdom for certain pathfinders (Cancer-Capricorn) to illuminate a way to strengthen the heartmind and spirit, for themselves and others. The way-shower who successfully navigates intense soul-voyages doesn’t necessarily have to count on charisma and charm to get things done, but doing so now will surely mean others can have a good time and not feel left out or hard done by. Inclusion, even with the odd-one-out, is the key to connection.

☆ There is a danger of feeling overawed by such pervasive Piscean energy, especially when Luna is conjunct Neptune at home in the sign of the Two Fish which are joined together by celestial cords that link Heaven to the High Seas. Please be aware how it’s all too easy to now fall for deception and sleepwalk into toxic oblivion and the ‘unreal’. Watch out for smoke and mirror tactics to confuse. And be wary of opting for a path that leads away from truth.  Instead, go with the ‘internal’ natural flow towards the enlightened peaceful state, which lies within each and every one of us, and be able to help if/when faced with difficulties or obstacles.

By being inclined towards both practical and spiritual service we more easily generate empathy and bring joy to others. Bear in mind you can’t ‘save’ everyone over this Full Moon, lest you become a martyr. We’re also offered intellectual integrity through the Virgo Sun presently supported by the relationship planets, Venus, Mars and Mercury, all wholesome and chaste in a sensible and solid earth sign. In other words, if you’re suffering from confusion, sadness or loss, putting your energy into meaningful activity quickly brings you back to centre. The Virgo planets now underpin the solar-lunar influence so the visionary altruistic intention blends with right thought and right action; and we needn’t feel victimised by nebulous fairy tales of longing, or ‘lost’ in the Neptunian Luna’s Piscean Ocean.

☆ This elemental year of the female Earth Boar also sees September whoosh with extra strong winds of change that whips us into action; which is also in part due to the nature of the Sun, the control centre of our solar system, and its’ 11-year cycle integral to Earth’s own weather patterns. Interestingly, we are now at Sol’s Solar Minimum (i.e. few flares); still, it is during Equinox periods that Sun becomes extremely interactive, much more so than other months. Instead of flares, it appears Sols’ surface now opens wide to reveal massive ‘coronal holes’ out of which stream solar winds with pure solar energy that storm Earth’s electromagnetic field with highly-charged particles that can affect life on Earth in a variety of ways. The Auroras Borealis and Australis are part of this beautiful phenomenon. Esoteric astrology might call this solar force the ‘Light of Intelligence’; with unseen prana or chi that feeds your soul and ignites your Spirit, also indicating how the Sun is central to our own consciousness, encouraging one to be mindful in authentic presence and power.

☆ Individually, there is every chance we are also now focused upon improving personal relationships, seeing communication as the key to avoiding confusion, or indeed we may need to placate misunderstandings and crossed wires. With the Sun in Virgo our natural quest is for perfection, order and practicality. This means filling life with good thoughts and early nights, imbibing eight glasses of water a day and fields of green leafy veg to be in peak condition. The Sun is also straddled by the personal planets Mars (who heroically leads the entire scope with a certain female wisdom that doesn’t suffer fools gladly), and helpful Venus (in her fall (don’t be a doormat)) which is conjunct and exalted Mercury at the very last, ‘anaretic degree’ of Virgo; we can speak our minds before changing them. Not only are 7 planets in Mutable signs making deviations and variations inevitable, there are also 8 heavenly bodies in Earth signs encouraging us to be super practical, 4 of these are presently retrograde, so there is no need to rush anywhere where even angels fear to tread. In fact, certain issues: power and governance, structure and authority, now require total focus as Saturn stations to go forward only a few days after the Full Moon, September 18th.

☆ It is also worth mentioning how the Sun is at 21°Virgo conjunct Fixed Star, ‘Denebola’, indicating there’s certain confidence and excitement about sailing the high Pisces seas, wanting to stay on course; but Denebola also issues a warning about fixity in deep water when needing to go with flow. Because this is a deeply sensitive Pisces Full Moon that undulates and ripples in union with the cosmically boundless and oceanic Neptune, modern ruler of Pisces, making it is a veritable Fishy affair we may want to swim with. Also, be aware that Black Moon Lilith, the dark and hidden wild woman is currently gaining ground towards Neptune: this guardian Goddess protector reminds us how we sometimes need to make sacrifices for the great good and glory of the whole.

☆ Admittedly, life can seem super challenging at this time of light-turning. But take heart: this IS a Full Moon with a Mystic Rectangle. Even though Task-Master Saturn stationed to go forward again – and Jupiter, planet of excess and adventure is making a last closing hard challenge – a 90° square, to Neptune for this rest of a 12-year cycle that began in 2009 (also on significant Moon phase) – and finishes with Jupiter and Neptune both in Pisces at 23°, April 12 2022, when the Moon is also in an extremely good aspect for those looking to heal emotions – and oceans. This Full Pisces Moon therefore stretched into the far horizon as it flows into a long-term future where the whales sing the songline as poetry in motion.

Pisces is both the modern ruler of Neptune and traditional ruler of Jupiter; they come together again in 2022, indicating how great swathes of the planet require profound and charitable loving kindness and buoyancy. Let’s hope Jupiter’s lawful, if sometimes lucky actions, plus the purifying prayers associated with both Cosmic Guru Jupiter and compassionate Neptune will bring greater awareness to the health and happiness of Earth’s inhabitants, specifically now to the oceans and forests.

☆ Note also that we do not come to the end of the even longer Neptune cycle (164-years) until 2025, when Neptune enters fiery Aries. Interestingly, as Neptune then enters Aries it also features an opening square to Jupiter. Jupiter will also then be exalted, in Cancer, in the best possible place protecting shorelines and the global family. So it seems these next six years are crucial in stay optimistic when turning the collective tide about the way we consider and treat our collective and individual dreams, emotions and spiritual world, as well as the actual water and our cetacean friends, the land and animals. It’s worth bearing in mind how we humans are also anything from 65%-90% water. And while ego considers itself important and may think nothing about creating untold suffering for others by polluting rivers, oceans, aquafers: without water to purify and create, nurture and sustain, we are no longer.     

It’s also good to remember that during this last Jupiter square to Neptune – on a Neptune ruled Full Moon - how Jupiter can make the insignificant blow up out of all proportion, while Neptune’s haziness means important issues can be glossed over or denied. Jupiter in Sagittarius also rules truth and freedom, courts and in-laws: all things we like to have on one’s side.

This could now get challenging, particularly when everywhere one looks it seems the loonies have been let out of an asylum and are now trying to kill the planet with a zombie apocalypse. (FYI: Jupiter in Sagittarius also symbolises the excess of wildfires currently seen all over the planet). Yet still, even in the midst of mayhem, all spiritual teachings tell us that in order to live a full and peaceful like, one must find the still point from where loving kindness and compassion emanate – towards oneself, as well as any pesky reptilian zombies that could be staggering down Main St. 

Just remember how we actually co-create reality. And if we don’t like what we see, then we can ‘be the change we wish to see in the world’.

And look forward to even more winds of change blowing towards the end of September and the New Moon in Air sign Libra.

With that dear C*I*A readers, I wish you magic on the moonbeams. 

And many thanks for Golden Fish By Tashi Dhargyal

Until next month, may your stars always twinkle,
with love & light from Astro Dakini
aka Laura Boomer Trent ©