Wednesday, 23 November 2011

New SuperMoon Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius ~ November'11

“Truth is immediate, radiant, here and now. It is not that truth has to be discovered — only you have to become aware. Truth is already here.” Osho

A new SuperMoon on Thursday night/ Friday morning (6:08GMT on the 25th November) is a solar eclipse at 2 degrees in fiery Sagittarius, sign of the archer centaur who's arrow is directed towards higher principles: truth and freedom. A simple truth is how freedom is all too easily lost when we allow aggression and attachment to rule. In a world strewn with ignorance and desire it is the agent of falsity, the grasping ego, which we need to tame in order to reveal that radiant truth. Yet this incredible egoless wonder can only ever be experienced individually. No one can make us fully aware of our innate luminous wisdom but ourselves. Thankfully, astrologically speaking, there are times when a more obvious portal unlocks the alive kind of awareness that can potentially open the heart-mind, such as during an eclipse.  

Before I go into detail of this eclipse, it’s always important to note how eclipses are mighty powerful, not to be taken lightly in any way; especially now, as this is a SuperMoon (when the moon is perigee (in close approach to the earth)) and all kinds of dramatic turning points can arise. As such, I advise people to psychically, emotionally (and even physically) protect, so that when the cosmic portal opens wide one remains safely centred in breath, heart and mind. In the Tibetan Buddhist tradition we set the intention for the benefit of all beings, and connect to the Guru (inner and outer) through meditation to focus while the channels, chakras and winds course through the body (hopefully unhindered), thus urging the tantric vajrayana practioner towards enlightenment (through the path of transformation).   

According to eastern philosophy, the union of Sun and Moon creates a sacred dynamic to enhance our most powerful subtle body energy; as Earth’s most important two heavenly bodies combine in concentration, they also influence our ability to focus and connect with our innate compassion and wisdom. Mindful of this potent force which lies within and around each and every living thing, the balance of male and female, sun and moon, yin and yang is at once receptive and dynamic, magnetic and electrical, commanding a personal and sometimes psychic awareness that dissolves duality.  How attentive we are of this naturally subtle but powerful (Vajra Body) energy and its blissful state of ONEness depends upon how open our heart-mind can be to unconditional love. And this is probably one of the great truths: love is our natural peaceful state. Absolutely free from plurality, one experiences an open heart-mind, conscious of the peace within to imbibe strength, courage and optimism.  

And this is where the hopeful and confident sign of the Sagittarian archer comes in: locate the early degrees of Sagittarius in the personal chart (or chart of nations if you're into mundane astrology), note where wisdom and insight can be aimed and directed through active joyful perception; this is also the place where karmic merit can be currently accumulated - and dedicated - especially in the two weeks following, as the new moon grows into a full Lunar Gemini eclipse on the 10th December. 

Although partial, this Sagittarian solar eclipse will be seen in Antarctica - Earth’s southernmost pole, suggesting a passage of heavenly energy flows through Earth’s axis (with the Dragon's head, aka Rahu or North Node, opening the root chakra) and within the Sushumna,  for Rahu’s divine nectar to flow and radiate as a boundless sea of infinite stream of (toroidal) aura and love-light.

While this is the last of four partial solar eclipses of the year, it also coincides with quick-silvered Mercury at station, going retrograde for three weeks. As the ruler of Gemini, Mercury is also a major player in this set of eclipses, as it is the sign in which the upcoming lunar eclipse will take place on the 10th December. Gemini activates the cosmic light of intelligence: The heavens now urge one to release negative associations or distructive thought patterns that block the flow and hinder realising truth.

During this Thanksgiving Thursday/Friday’s solar eclipse, both Mercury, planet of the MIND, and Venus, planet of LOVE, loosely align to the GALACTIC centre, galvanizing a continued shift in the noosphere as well as individual consciousness. A Venus in Sagittarius archer finds support directing cupid's arrow towards the cosmic love vibration. When communicative Mercury is in far-sighted Sagittarius, it broaden's the mind, emboldens the free-spirit, and fuels the independent thinker; retrograding Mercury retraces thoughts and ideas which help to understand the bigger picture, and get a handle on what truth and freedom actually means; as well as pay service to the demanding attention to detail and any philosophical, spiritual and religious ideals, as well as long-distant travel, or law courts, academia, and/or the in-laws.

This is a very purple dorje Jupiterian moment in time (Purple is Jupiter's colour;)). Also active in the Solar eclipse chart is the Grand Earth Trine, to which Sun and Moon are in a challenging quincunx formation to the still retrograde Jupiter (going forward on Boxing day (just as I am with the in-laws!)). Jupiter is also the planet of expansion, and Sagittarian ruler. Though this formation is what my astrology teacher, Howard Sasportas, called 'a push-me-pull-you', something has to give: A quincunx implies we need to adjust. With expansive Jupiter in sensual Taurus, the sign of love and money now creating tension to Sun and Moon, everyone is feeing the stress of material growth. Though all is not currently lost. Because of Jupiter's ruling connection to Sagittarian Sun, coupled with Venus - who rules Taurus - also being in Sagittarius, Sun/Moon, Venus and Jupiter, are all therefore within the helpful framework labeled ‘mutual reception’. So even with the difficult labelling (and distribution of tasks) this transit actually indicates, Venusian compromise is possible; even the dreadfully-behaved financial markets could stretch themselves to maintain good humour when discovering the growth they seek has slow periods. All anyone has to do is to look away from the money markets to see how people can and do THRIVE - even under this trying circumstance, alignment to the universal flow of radiant truth creates peace and love.

Perhaps the most important lesson from the Zodiac’s Guru, Jupiter – who is Lord of this solar eclipse (tropically speaking), is how spiritual healing is, while exigent (as indicated by the T-square to Mars opposition Neptune), well worth the effort exploring. In fact, with the current trine from Sun and Moon to radical Uranus, planet of dramatic change, I suspect there will more than a handful of individuals who now suddenly ‘wake-up’ and smell the divine nectar.  

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Mars in Virgo ♂♍ in stabilising Grand Earth Trine

Cast your mind back to a lovely late August bank holiday :) Note exactly what began around that time, possibly as a dream which pleased and excited. Now see that very thing (person, situation, or ideal) begin to develope and pick-up pace with serious celestial oomph. I'm saying this now because that very nice Earth Grand Trine we had at the start of the Indian Summer is back in heavenly play. Back then it was Sun and new Moon that brought Jupiter and Pluto's long trine to the fore, that symbolises massive transformation of the current value system. Now its dynamic and assertive Mars, who can go with the flow in the feminine sign of the virgin.

Since Mars moved into Virgo on the magical date, 11:11:11 (where he will diligenty work, heal and purify every last detail for EIGHT months - (extended stay due to retrograde (more on this later)) it generates extra energy to restore the Grand Trine's recouperative powers; linking to benificent Jupiter in Taurus (the zodiac's banker), and Pluto in Capricorn (the zodiac's corporation) Mars is ready to find solutions and cleverly overcome obstacles. This should also help any healing process within the current global financial shake-up. 

Magical Neptune is still in oppostion to Mars, flying the tail of a rare Kite formation ~>  May this trine be worked so all beings are free from want _(♥)_ *waves wand and sprinkles fairy dust*•´¯`•.¸¸.♥

ps: This trine makes a cosmic comeback late winter/early spring in March, when  Mars retrograde stations to once again go forward and provide a helping hand to stabilise this fantastic Grand Earth Trine ---> ♥´¯`•.¸¸.•L❀VEly•´¯`•.¸¸.♥ No time to lose. Look to Virgo in your chart and see where the action is.

With the often invisible Pluto at the pyramid point in the triangle, and the Sun in Scorpio, there is still a sense of mystery about changes taking place. But an earth trine of this calibre has the potential to be a revisited period of Golden Healing Transformation. 

Friday, 11 November 2011

☆•*❤*•.¸¸ Neptune ¸.•*❤*•☆ in Aquarius -> flowing into Pisces

On the 9-10th November Neptune goes forward in Aquarius. 

Oceanic Neptune governs deep flowing undercurrents, collective feelings and personal emotion. Ruling Pisces, Neptune tunes into the unseen, accenting psychic awareness, mysticism, and spirituality.

Wanting others to be fee from suffering, Neptune symbolises unconditional compassion and the power of prayer. Such a combination has the ability to generate pure and innermost 'Bodhicitta': and open the heart. 'Bodhi' means enlightened - Citta means 'heart-mind'. 

"...Bodhicitta is the intoxicant that numbs us against pain and fills us with bliss.
Bodhicitta is the alchemy that transforms every action into benefit for others.
Bodhicitta is the cloud that carries the rain of positive energy to nourish growing things.
Bodhicitta is not doctrine. It is a state of mind... "
Lama Thubten Yeshe

Buddhist prayer for setting the intention:

"Precious Sublime Bodhicitta
May it arise in those in whom it has not arisen,
May it never fail where it has arisen
May it go on increasing, further and further!"

In Aquarius Neptune blurs technolgical boundaries and raises the potential for altruism. Neptune will move into home sign Pisces, in Feb 2012, where it will stay for 14 years ~ so that we can learn how to trust our intution and enable unconditional cosmic love to flow  ¸.•*❤*•☆

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Full Moon in Taurus ~> 11:11:11

This Full Moon the Soul is stabilised as Spirit soars ♥

Exalted Full 18 degrees Taurus Moon (fyi: Buddha was Taurus) aligning with the Scorpio Samhain Sun tonight @ 20:16gmt ===>>> Insight into values; Shared intimacy with sensuality; Renewal of Love.

Breathe ~> Connect to Mother Earth and all senient beings ♥ Feel the universal flow of love and light open the heart & calm the mind ~> You are now tuning into to Global ONEness ~> 11:11:11 _(♥)_
During the second half of this lunation we commemorate the Buddhist festival when Lord Buddha came down from the realms of the 33 (11:11:11 :)).  
Another nice bit of numerological synchronicity is how,  On 11:11:11 ~> day of Global ONEness, there will be 13 moons until Winter Solstice 2012. Energy IS shifting!

Cool. Thank you, Moon Goddess _(♥)_ :)♥¸.•¨¯`•☆٠.•..•¨*☀☽✩ ☼

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

11:11:11 Global ONEness _(♥)_ exalted Full Taurus Moon

When illusion is strong and emotions appear heightened ~> All the more reason to remain grounded at peace and centred in presence ♥

Dynamic Mars in dramatic Leo now opposes mystical Neptune in futuristic Aquarius making it easy to get lost in fantasy; but this same alignment is also excellent for meditation and yoga, dance and drum!

Full moon is only days away, waxing into exalted culmination at 18 degrees Taurus, sign of value and worth, on Thursday, 10th November, at 20:16 gmt.

The day before the Full Moon, magical Neptune goes forward after 5 months retrograde on Nov 9th, harnessing our focus upon the sacred and the power of Divine love. Moonbeams continue to radiate upon the 11:11:11 activation of GLOBAL ONE-NESS; and, synchronistically, active Mars moves into healing Virgo until July 2012.

All the while beneficent Jupiter magnifies, with more luck, joy and insight, as Luna grows into fullness _(♥)_