Zodiac Heaven * Dharma Stars by the original Astro Dakini, Laura Boomer-Trent enlightens spiritual astrology through the Buddhist principles of loving kindness, compassion and karma, and ‘the interconnectedness of all life’, which extends from heaven to earth.
☆•*¨*•.¸¸☼☾ Solstice Full Moon 0°49’ Cancer ☽☼¸¸.•*¨*•☆
The interplay of Wisdom & Compassion
Rarely do our closest celestial ‘Lights’, the Sun and Moon, partner-up
at such a climactic point of the year, the December Full Moon Solstice. As
such, this Full Cancer Moon truly marks a yuletide to shine and sparkle. Taking
selfies with twinkling fairy lights meant to illuminate the Xmas tree may be
fun, but to let the world know how bright you really are, be brave: let your
inner-light glow naturally, your innate Buddha nature, that glow of goodness we were all born with.
The Solstice Full Moon in Cancer tenders family gatherings
in a cosy Christmas hideaway, somewhere with people you feel relaxed and safe
enough to drop your guard to scintillate and shine. As the Full Moon rises, the
season’s also change into winter in the north, summer in the south. And the
Solstice Sun now comes to a wondrous ‘stand still’ for three days rising and
setting in the same place before again shifting emphasis of light, for nights to
become shorter in the north, longer in the south. So we, too, tend to wind down
for a few days to catch up with thoughts and loved ones, before light returns
(in the north) Dec 24th-25th.
Sol’s celestial revolution marks Earth’s orbit around the
Sun. Changing season Friday 21st December, @22:23 (GMT) (already
Saturn’s day in Asia and Aus), Spirit Sun moves sign. By leaving optimistic Jupiter
and communicative Mercury in charge of the Archer and forward-thinking ideals, at
this Full Moon Cardinal Earth Solar Fire Festival, Sun makes a grand entrance
into the business-like sphere of the ambitious Capricorn Sea-Goat, sign of
concretisation and control.
Within eighteen hours of such Solstice fanfare, @17:48 UT, on
Saturday the 22nd December (Sunday in Asia & Aus), the Moon actually
culminates to Full. The fruits of whatever was set into intention December 7th
may be visible. If not, don’t worry; the ripples of good intention are still
out there in the noosphere. And settle comfortably with the Moon at home in Cancer:
content and radiant in the reflection of the cosmic ‘Light of Intelligence’, our
Sun. This is a mega-astrological wheel-turning moment, a bit like Sun and Moon partying
like its 1999, which is exactly when we last bathed under similar Solstice Full
Moonbeams. But without millennial madness! Whoo-hoo! Happy Solstice Full Moon!
Be aware that as Sun and Full Moon radiate along the
cardinal axis of 0 degrees Cancer and Capricorn, a mighty powerful initiation also
takes place within the individual heart-mind. Through this inner-planetary
dance, Sun and Moon encourage compassion and wisdom to weave in and around the shamanic
spiritual warrior’s soul and psyche.
With an emotionally triple-charged Cancer Moon aligning to a
crystallising Capricorn Sun, which is conjunct Time Lord Saturn, the celestial spotlight
fixes upon the karmic connections we have and share with our soul family. All
beings may be One under a Solstice Sun, enjoying love light and heat; but at
this very special Full Moon during Sol’s standstill, it is quality time with families,
friends, and the connections we care to nourish with our commitment, that also
give added strength and cheer to a new Solar year and the birth of Sun’s ‘New
☆ Other heavenly influences directly associated with this stunning
Solstice Full Moon include a major challenge coming from a stellium in the late
degrees of Pisces: with Hygeia,
Chiron and Mars, squaring-up to Sun and Moon. These three are the shamanic
healing warriors, ever at the ready and banded together now to be quickly able
to apply the spiritual and psychological (even physical (if called for)) band-aid,
as together Chiron, Mars and Hygeia can cut to the quick and generate
the love-wisdom that heals (collective) wounded emotions. So you see, it’s not
just because it Christmas that forgiveness and compassion can emanate strongly now, but healing
personal emotions or family feelings is well-starred.
☆ Remaining (fairly) responsible over this Full Moon (while
Luna is opposite Saturn, which is in a wide conjunct with Pluto) – just when
everyone else just wants to let their hair down and forget all worries and woes,
it could be one of those bizarre times when being disciplined is deeply
satisfying and restorative.
While Sun and Moon connect to sobering Saturn, they are, in
actual fact, in tighter (and more helpful) aspects to the wacky wild-card
wizard, Uranus, planetary awakener and astral overseer: with a Trine and
Sextile to Sun and Moon respectively. Sun is trine Uranus Rx in Aries, and now
slowing to go forward 7th January (just a day after the Solar
This kind of connection between Uranus and Sun and Moon can
activate the third eye. It can also make us more aware and sensitive to the current
collective chaos. Most recently, Uranus has been at ‘the bends’, and in hard
square to the North and South Nodes, Rahu and Ketu, Dragons’ Head, Dragon’s
Tail. The unpredictable Uranian revolutionary team spirit exploded into action
all over the place! But with the change now of nodal axis, from Leo – Aquarius
into Cancer-Capricorn, the influence of the nodal contacts widens: i.e.
Solstice points, Cancer – Capricorn, are often defining moments for many, both
personally and professionally.
Currently, the North Node, Dragon’s head, Rahu is conjunct ‘First
Magnitude’ ‘Fixed Star’, Procyon in Ursa Minor; this is an indication of rapid
success with short-lived opportunities, a couple of weeks or three – so maybe
good to make the most of whatever comes your way – quickly – no dilly dally for
soul family healing.
☆ On the upside, Jupiter remains at home in Sagittarius for the
next year; and is currently with communicative, but detriment Mercury, also questing
and quizzing in Sagittarius. But Jupiter has all the luck, charm and blarney of
the Irish, which is especially advantageous. Both Jupiter and Mercury are now conjunct
a Fixed Red Star, Antares, suggesting success comes by being totally on point,
however – plus a knack for good timing.
☆ Also in the Full Cancer Moon horoscope there are also no
less than four planets in rulership, including Luna herself, along with
Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. All planets are in the astrological domains that
amplify their better qualities. The Moon in Cancer, for instance, makes us more
caring; a Sagittarian Jupiter opens the mind for exploration, understanding the
bigger picture, to see how lucky we are; Saturn in Capricorn recognizes our
discipline and accomplishment; and Neptune still in Pisces (until 2026)
accenting our connection to the oceans and our emotions.
☆And Love Goddess Venus in Scorpio
is now free from her retrograde shadow, and ascends the heavens as the leading
planet in the ‘Locomotive’ pattern of planets. With her intense kind of love, the
Scorpio Venus leads stars signs, Scorpio, Sag, Capricorn, with Vesta in
Aquarius, and the Shamanic Spiritual Warriors in Pisces pulling up the rear in
both the Solstice and Full Moon charts. It’s like having someone who
transformed their own demons steering planets through a time tunnel towards
eclipse season, and a New Capricorn Moon Solar Eclipse, January 6th. There will 6 celestial significators in
Earthy Capricorn. It could be a geophysical
shaky start to 2019. The following Full 0* Moon on the 21st is also a Super
Moon**, with high (emotional) tides. Beware mood swings and weather!
There’s no denying it, for a supposedly stabilising Earth
Dog year, with its Mars and Venus retrogrades, 2018 has had its share of
rattles and rolls. Events
and situations around the world, and in our personal lives as well, have witnessed
shocking and profound loses; be it people, species, rights, privacy, job or
financial status, certain things, some of which were long fought for, and we
thought would always be around are slipping away.
feelings are currently so strong they plunge deeply to merge with an oceanic
‘Soul Family’. Within this soul group ripples an innate mystical undercurrent
of understanding, tolerance and kindness, which flow in and out of all our
stories. Maybe we will all tap into some of that innate goodness in 2019, which
will come into focus with the year of the Earth Boar (starting Feb 4th),
that generally proposes a tranquil home and inner-life, while we each work
diligently towards achievable personal goals.
With that I wish you all a very happy Solstice Full Moon and
Happy Holidays! Happy New Year too!
Sending LOVE-Light on the Full Moon beams!
From Astro Dakini aka Laura Boomer-Trent Agent Dakini at the Cosmic Itelligence Agency.
*Five Full Moons in a row are at 0 degrees of the sign: this
Cancer Moon is the second in the 5x0 series.
**Term coined by Richard Nolle in the 70’s for the Moon at
Perigee Syzygy, i.e. the Full Moon is closest to Earth.
Image of Sun & Moon by Vincent of Beauvais, Le Mirouer, 1463
☼✶☽ 2nd Dec ~> The last Dakini Day of 2018 comes before a New
Sagittarius Moon on the 7th December, three weeks before Solstice and the
longest night/day of the year (depending upon which hemisphere you are in). This
dark moon, before Spirit Sun changes emphasis of Light on the 21st
Dec, therefore compounds any need for rest, reflection and recuperation. Turning
YINward for the next five days allows the feminine Yin's soulful cool earthy
darkness to grow the more gentle qualities of wisdom, fairness and compassion.
☼✶☽As a glorious sky-dancing Goddess generously awakens loving kindness within
every heartmind, the waning Moon in peaceful and social Libra harmoniously
activates Spirit Sun in convivial and scholarly Sagittarius, for the Lights to concentrate
the ‘higher mind’ to find emotional and spiritual balance through philosophy,
culture and beauty. When the Dakini Moon is in airy Libra, partnerships get an
ethical reset: hardened principles that make it difficult to relate can soften with
an appreciation of what others may be going through. With a bright rational, this
Dakini Goddess is civilised, always aware of the plight of others – especially with
those she shares her life. This Moon is also conjunct Pallas Athena, accenting a
powerful feminine warrior woman.
Before setting the intention with a New Sagittarius Moon, Sun AND
Jupiter on the 7th, note forward moving Mercury can help to hone into
certain subjects and sharpen one’s INsight. Also worth bearing in mind is how Sun and New Moon
will conjunct a part of the sky called the ‘Great Attractor’: be aware that intentions
set at this New Moon can greatly magnetise.
☼✶☽Today is also an important day in our Tibetan Buddhist calendar: not
only it is DAKINI day, with Sun and Moon in the last 'harmonious' aspect of a
waning lunation, accenting the Sagittarian Guru wisdom because it is also Lama
Tzongkhapa day, honouring the 14th Century founder of the Galugpa school of
Tibetan Buddhism, to which both His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and my late Lama,
Venerable Lama Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche belong.
And it’s also Hannuka – a festival of Light for Jewish friends! :)) 🙏☀️🌍
This is certainly a wonderful time to go easy on oneself – and others –
to socialise and be with friends, and to reflect upon this passing year whilst
contemplating future plans in the upcoming year of the Earth Pig.
Wishing everyone a very happy Lama Tsong Khapa Dakini Day!
And a very happy Dakini Day too! May all beings be happy🙏🌙💜😍🌹 Thanks to Aragon Creations at zazzle, for image of Athena as Naro Dakini Vajrayogini Image of Lama Tsong Khapa unknown thangka from pinterest 🙏🌙💜😍🌹
Full Moon Gemini
2018 @ 5:39gmt 23rd November 2018
started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
~ Willie Nelson ~
loving hippie bandana optional as now is the time to think BIG, count blessings,
and remain optimistic! Because the naturally happy-go-lucky Sagittarian Sun is
conjunct its ruling planet, Jupiter, over this multifaceted Full Gemini Moon;
and the cheerful, open-hearted Jupiter doubles-up any feel-good factor. Whatever
this Full Moon brings, it could be way more than most of us imagine – or
Be the magnification good or bad, grandiose or pretentious, Jupiter’s presence
in his home sign certainly rubs away some of the razor-sharp edginess that
surrounded events during an abrasive start to this lunation on November 7th.
Some may still feel slightly shredded or even cut down to size; but Jupiter’s grand
– every 12-years – entrance into his fiery home sign, Sagittarius, heralds a
time of (calculated) risks and positive imprints, helping us to look forward
and stay sharp, in the kindest and most generous way.
Jupiter is the Cosmic Guru, whose natural dignity affords one to keep an
open-mind and be philosophical in any circumstance. Especially with the Sun in
the sign of The Archer’, now opposite the Full Gemini Moon. Far-sighted Jupiter in Sagittarius helps see beyond
the dualistic thinking of fame and shame, praise and blame, loss or gain, pain
and joy; and instead Sagittarius draws back the arrow in his bow to aim high
and single-pointedly concentrate upon verity, ethics, and wisdom, thereby
revealing much to be grateful for.
All in all, Jupiter with the Sun in Sagittarius
marks the start of a helpful 12-month cycle. Check your own horoscope to see which
area Sagittarius lies, and note where in the sphere of your life you can start
to expect to see expansion and growth – and potential success - and where all will
be well, as long as any unrealistic expectation to any outcome is kept in check.
thunder-bolt vajra-wielding Jupiter, as King of Olympus, is next to the Sun, the
energy of the moment can be electrifyingly awesome (and I don’t use that word
lightly). But beware, Jupiter can also inflate the negative. As easily as the
Sun with Jupiter highlights personal integrity and massively positive spiritual
influences based on higher principles, truth and freedom; it can also
accentuate overinflated egos based on prideful puffed-up self-belief. So best
watch-out and note how Jupiter in association with any planet tends to magnify whatever
that planet symbolises.
Spirit of Sun now highlights ego, identity or persona, those with Full Moon birthdays
have every right to be hopeful. But there is also a warning to heed: beware of
overstretching in more ways than one. Remember that no one is infallible and
mistakes can be made. Big ones – especially if one pompously oversteps the mark,
so please take note.
thrills and spills and more than a peppering of restlessness to the Full Gemini
Moon, bolshie Mars is in hard aspect within a tight ‘Mutable T-square’ to both Sun and Moon. In fact, before
culmination both Sun and Moon apply the tense and challenging T-square. Moon
and Mars are first to escalate tension and square up to whatever challenge you
are currently facing; swiftly followed by the Sun to Mars on the 26th,
just as the Full Moon is waning. There is little doubt, this is a fast,
omnidirectional, and quickly changing Full Gemini Moon – a Full Moon that could
inherently activate our natural wisdom and clear-light mind.
How we think and what we say is always accented with Gemini, the sign of the
twins. It’s interesting that for two reasons, even while the celestial
messenger is retrograde, that Mercury plays an integral up-front part during
this Full Gemini Moon ‘T-Square’. One is how the mind-motivating planet Mercury
is the ruler of Gemini, the sign that contributes constantly moving variables
to the events around this Full Moon. The other reason is that during a Mutable
Square (in this case Gemini, Sagittarius and Pisces), it is quick-thinking Mercury
that rises to the occasion to now become the agent of change – the messenger, negotiator
and envoy who carries a magical caduceus wand, which can be waved in the direction
where healing is needed.
Mercury retrograde period reminds us that learning from the past is just as
important as re-working the present (with current plans or ideas that could
relate to academia, publication, spirituality or long-distant travel),
all-the-while keeping an eye fixed upon a brighter future. Because Mercury is
currently close to Jupiter, the key to ‘unlocking’ current problems is possibly
found all the way back to events and situations related to last summer, which
may have been just as confusing then as they are now. The talkative Gemini Moon
influencing the retrograde Mercury encourages honest debate, especially now
through Jupiter’s wider lens, looking at situations with an honest eye at facts
and figures and potentially wild ideas. Again, a warning: to not indulge the hot
air of unhelpful gossip that harms all parties, the gossiper and the gossiped.
Back in the
summer (specifically late July-August, during a mighty strong eclipse), Mercury
formed a triple closing square to Jupiter. At the time the munificent Jupiter
and the celestial communicator urged us to look at the personal karma we can
accidentally create; and how, by using our own unique gifts and talents
(whatever they may be) we can recover to make a the world all right again – if
not better than before. So, for the second Mercury retrograde in a row, Mercury
is with Jupiter again; and we may be looking at how to share those personal gifts,
as skills or teaching tools, particularly with those we have intimate
connections, in order to power-share and reveal previously hidden information.
Whenever Mercury and Jupiter connect,
there’s a tendency to over think (which can harm the body – especially the
spleen); or we think we can do or deliver more than we personally can. Indeed,
while its good to now stretch the imagination to far horizons – and mark the 27th
November and December 21st as excellent dates to brainstorm with your
chosen trusted few – be aware of making promises one cannot deliver. If you do
take on too much, then be reasonable and recognise how it’s also human nature
to let certain points fall away from our to-do lists, as we prioritise and
select what we can realistically achieve with all the ‘big data’ at our
fingertips that could lead to an information overload.
we have the correct view or perspective is essential during this Mercury
retrograde. Give yourself headspace if you feel that its needed. An open road
can feed the Spirit. Going from 13° Sagittarius all
the way back to 27° Scorpio, we could find ourselves striving for truth whilst at
the same time delving into the unknown. Great for sorting out issues of trust
and secret powers! But still you’re advised to triple check travel information
or tax forms. Mercury will go forward 7th December, just in time to put much
into place for the next, Solstice, Full Moon and 2019, as the NY begins with a
philosophical Mercury pondering the bigger picture and higher truths.
astrological factors to consider during this Full Moon are:
1)An ‘out-of-element’ Grand Trine (three planets 120°apart),
between the Sagittarian Sun and Jupiter, with the newly opened karmic gates of
the Cancer North Node (and Capricorn South Node); plus the retrograde Shamanic Chiron,
now back in watery Pisces. Two in Fire (Sun & Jupiter) and two
significators are in Water, suggesting the flow of the collective is towards
healing the emotionally and physically wounded. Thoughts and prayers go out now
to all those affected by fire, flood and fear.
2)A powerful ‘Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun’ sees the Nodal Axis
of the Cancer and Capricorn open up karmic gates, while in square up to the
long-lasting Venus-Uranus opposition, in Libra and Aries respectively; this Venus
Uranus opposition has been a three-month long aspect, but is now coming to an
end Dec 1st. The Cancer-Capricorn alignment tends to delineate
foundations and boundaries. This is good to bear in mind as the opposition between
the Love Goddess Venus and liberating Uranus often brings up issues of freedom
and closeness; in as much as when we get close to someone, an idea, or ideal,
we can often, for whatever reason, shun any warmth, security, or familiarity
because we sense (rightly or wrongly) we are being fenced in, or owned, or that
by getting too close we show others who we really are – revealing a certain
vulnerability we may care not to expose. It’s a tricky one. Primarily because love
requires the freedom for others to be who they really are. If we try and hold
onto to those who demand freedom then we essentially crush whatever friendship
or nearness we had. Know that if love hurts, it isn’t love: “Love can never
possess. Love is giving freedom to another. Love is an unconditional gift. It
is not a bargain” (Osho)
3)A Mystic Rectangle creates practical magic between the Sun/Jupiter, in trine to the Cancer
North Node, but in sextile to the Capricorn South Node; and the Gemini Moon in
trine to the Capricorn South Node but in sextile to the North Node. Within this
enchanting pattern are tools to help generate new ideas and spiritual
strategies that can release any karmic baggage that holds you back from being
4)Lastly, a conjunction forming between
the phantasmagorical Piscean Mars and Neptune
is worth mentioning now, even though it isn’t exact until the New
Sagittarius Moon, Dec 7th. This is because the imagination is
stimulated, not to mention the best and most outrageous parties often happen
when the Sun is in Sagittarius, when things can get delightfully psychedelic.
Have fun by all means, but beware any toxicity (drugs or alcohol), as Mars is also
a major part of the afore mentioned Mutable T-Square with Saggie Sun and Gemini
Moon. Also watch out for the superficial and shallow. In Pisces, Mars heralds
the spiritual warrior who brings light into the world with prayer and poetry,
paint or prose. It’s an extremely sensitive position for Mars. Just as one can
now radiate an inner authentic presence, escapist tendencies can also come to
the fore, but so too can the power of prayer to bring about magic and miracles.
(Now, before I head out to the open road, where did I put my bandana?!)
Until next month and the Solstice Full Moon, this is Astro Dakini signing off
One Love ~ One Heart ~ One World!
meet a person with authentic presence, you find [s]he has an overwhelming
genuineness, which might be somewhat frightening because it is so true and
honest and real. You experience a sense of command radiating from the person of
inner authentic presence.... He or she has an uplifted quality, which
magnetizes you and commands your attention. This is not just charisma. The
person with inner authentic presence has worked on himself and made a thorough
and proper journey. He has earned authentic presence by letting go.”
Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa: Volume 8: Great Eastern Sun
with love & many thanks to unknown artist for fibonacci star xxx