Aries Full Moon: The Intention to Connect

I have not yet posted anything on the recent Aries Full Moon, my Virgo Ascendant and Taurus Moon say it is necessary…there is always a Full Moon post. I blame Libra Sun for this tardiness. Why lock myself away in introspective thought when there is so much fun to be had relating to others and the beauty all around me.

I am loving the shift from the personal world that lies below the horizon, as we emerge into a new realm as described by my last post. It is delightful to take my place in the garden and discover the variety of other inhabitants. My intention (Aries) has been to connect (Libra), to drink in the moment and celebrate my companions.

I am seeking (Aries) places of beauty (Libra) and finding them all around me. Falling in love with life is not unusual for me. What is out of the ordinary is that I am not feeling the urgency to push on to all that needs doing. I am at peace, just being with another, allowing the time and the space to be fully present. It is not that the Aries desire to move forward and pioneer new ground has been stifled. The knight is basking in the inspiring presence of his lady. She gives him her fragrant handkerchief, he breathes in her scent and discovers wondrous new lands to explore. Lands of peace and plenty revealed by her kisses. This attention stirs his heroic heart to journey forth and bring the promise of splendour back to the kingdom where his paramour resides.

This Full Moon is even more potent by being aligned with the Uranus/Pluto square that has been dominating the heavens for so long and bringing an urgent desire for change. Pluto in Capricorn is revealing how our system is not working and exposing its intrinsic corruption. It is urging us to claim our power and no longer tolerate what undermines our communities. Uranus in Aries is throwing thunderbolts of insight, showing the possibilities of freedom that can come from implementing radical new ways.

The Moon is fused with Uranus in Aries. The overwhelming energies of these distant planets become personal. By experiencing harmony with another, the hero in all of us, has become motivated to make this way of living the basis of all existence. This Aries Full Moon is a rallying call to allow heaven to reside on earth. Let our intention be to make a true connection with all life, human or otherwise. The potency of this coupling galvanises our innate power to create paradise.

 

Image: Photograph by Shikhei Goh, ‘Dragonfly in the Rain’

 

Sun into Libra: Emerging into a New World

It is now six months since the Sun started its new cycle in Aries at the last Equinox. Its heroic journey began as it emerged, a seed from the other-dimensional womb of Pisces.

Each year the Sun presents us with a new incarnation to be birthed. Its journey begins in the dark below the horizon of the astrological chart. In the beginning we are only conscious of this earthly realm and like the seed need to follow our inner instincts to grow and fulfil the promise of the potential contained within Aries. In Taurus, the seed appears to remain intact and solid but way beneath the surface, it drops roots into the soil, knowing that that it cannot survive unless securely established. Gemini explores the environment, gathering variety and nutrients from the soil. Cancer takes in the nutrients and nurtures the softening seed not allowing anything to alter until the life inside is strong enough for the journey ahead. Finally, in Leo the call to the light is strong and the shoot breaks out of its seed home and issues forth leaving the shell behind. After the initial flourish, it is up to Virgo to push the shoot through the layers of soil, gathering experience and strength for the journey ahead, ensuring  the plant has all it needs to manifest into the glare of the wider world, the garden. Ta dah!

In Libra the bud lifts its head above the horizon of the astrological chart and opens to the world around. Here we forget the underground kingdom and the journey we have taken. We lose ourself in the abundance of beauty and creation all around. This is no longer the journey of the single seed but the awareness that the garden is full of other growing specimens. All around beings abound in all their amazing, beautiful diversity. In Libra we fall in love with the beauty in the bounty of colour, light, shape, and smell. Who knew there was so much to appreciate beyond our inner world?

The Sun has moved into Libra marking the Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere and the Autumn Equinox in the North. This is the beginning of our full participation in an external world.

We emerge after our six month inner journey of self-awareness. Survival and self-definition completed, we are able to become conscious of others. Ready to blossom we now lose ourself in the new world of possibility that is opening up. At this half yearly point, we want to join the party, let our fragrance be shared. It is time for some wooing and some co-creation, forgetting ourselves in the joy and the celebration of finding others. We are the beholder of beauty. Finally, with some confidence in who we are, there is no longer need to hold our ground and resist difference until we feel secure. We can now look at another without concern for our own survival. We fall in love with the assurance that we are alive and have something to offer and something to receive.

Secure in our uniqueness we can meet another in their different perfection and agree to work together.  No longer looking at our environment to divine who we are in its midst. Now we can see the other objectively and just appreciate them as they are.  This is where polarities become most conscious and allow us to step on the bridge and meet another in the middle.  There is fun to be had in  sharing. We have wonderful conversations as we explore, magnify, and affirm the glory of our companions. Together we can gift our talents to the whole.

It is now that we are ascending. It is time to show the hidden self that we have been nurturing. There is no need for self-assertion because we are self-assured. Forget about ourselves and celebrate the beauty we see in another; we no longer journey alone. There is no resistance. Beware of the media that tells you how to fear with its reports of constant unrest outside your domain. Check in with your heart. Rely on the logic of your personal observations and intuition. Trust the appreciation and the admiration that you feel for another. It is now time to support peace. The “I” has become “We”.  Viva la difference!

Gaia has shifted into another peaceful dimension and is asking us to join her. We are celebrating the sacred marriage. There is compassion for all that we are and the ability to step gracefully into this new open dance. Have faith the Virgin Goddess has completed her work, she has delivered perfection, and hands us on to Aphrodite to be mesmerised by the magnificence of other creations. Our heart is full and we yearn to connect.

Virgo New Moon in a Changing World

I haven’t written much as I have felt the desire to stay contained. I have been learning heaps but am not ready to release it or reveal it. The containment of Virgo combined with the fact that the 12th House is a hidden realm has meant that what I experience has been too ineffable to communicate. I am still finding ways to register what I am experiencing let alone expressing it to others.

I was beginning to wonder whether I would write a post again. Contained and hidden is not a good recipe for maintaining a blog.

Thankfully time moves on and the Sun has re-emerged into the first house and the Moon has moved into Libra. I can now present myself (First House) to others (Libra). I am very grateful to all those that check my site for a new post and thank you for your patience.  My commitment is to follow the energy and sometimes that disappears into an inner rabbit-hole or in keeping with the current energy perhaps a wormhole is a better description.

On the 18/19th of September we have the second exact square between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. Are y’all feeling it? On one hand, there are the blissful downloads of insights, filling the body with hope of the possibility that something wonderful is beginning. This is a brave new world unlike anything that we have seen before. Everyday there are whispers of new technologies, new movements that can resolve our impossible problems. One can feel the courage, the insight, the power before us to create a reality that is beneficial for us all. On the other hand, we have the rug pulled from under us as nothing seems to change. Our problems are still here and seem insurmountable. The Masters of War are rattling their sabres, unrest is in the winds and the ‘powers that be’ are holding on with a vice-like grip. This is the stress of two realities. Am I going to stand up for a shiny new idealistic realm where all can be free? Or am I going to bunker down and take defensive action to protect my family in a crumbling world? Do we accept the established but flawed status quo, known as reality, or do we stand up for something that supports the value of each individual and their unique contribution?  It can be extreme but squares, especially ones as powerful as this, feel intense and irresolvable. It seems each position is demanding decisive action and we have to appease both the mighty God of the Underworld with a sacrifice and the Sky God with his call for heroic action.

I have been learning heaps but have not been ready to release it.  I am still finding ways to register what I am experiencing let alone conveying it to others.  I regularly feel the energy and the joy carousing through my body which feels expanded and huge. I feel as if I sit above the experiences of life, my consciousness held in another dimension. I love this state and commit to maintaining it as much as possible. I set the intention at the last New Moon to practise  daily meditation.  Setting up new daily routines and habits are a good use of Virgo energy. I look forward to this time because I know how good I feel afterwards. Daily dwelling in these realms make them more real for me. One of the Virgoan tasks is to take some of the ethereal otherworldly realms of Pisces and anchor it into daily reality.

Part of this process for me has been to become conscious and aware of energy and light in my environment. With my expanded sense of self I am aware of more. Time and space transform and with practise it becomes easier to fully inhabit a moment without losing consciousness. As a result I have increased my awareness of the different dimensions, the structure of the earth, and our role within it. Some of this is learnt but more than this is the new sureness of inner knowing. Neptune is currently in its natural home of Pisces making this otherworldly energy more available to everyone. I have been devoted to making the nonphysical realms more conscious. Virgo rules the cognitive state and given the current strength of the outer planets we can make what is normally hidden from a mundane world, more accessible.

This awareness of light energy has altered the way I view our material situation, however that situation still exists and becomes a polarity in its own right. As one appears to be feeling quite full bodied within a nonphysical realm, one also experiences great density on the physical realm. We have put our house on the market, taking one step into the unknown after another. The movement towards something long resisted, provides its own release and flows easily resulting in a satisfying sense of achievement. Meanwhile, everything about our home glistens. The river and its environs are magnificent as we take our daily walk. The winds of the Equinox have started, creating wonderfully wild weather. Everything is in flux and oh, so beautiful.

All my journeying through Virgo and now with the New Moon I have emerged into my  personal New Year as the Sun begins a new journey around my chart. This annual cycle will contain two exact hits of the Uranus Pluto square, now and in May 2013. There will be a radical (Uranus) transformation (Pluto) of life as we know it. I feel as if I am in the grip of this global process. There seems to be no way to see beyond the present as the changes that we are experiencing are inevitable and unknown. We are undergoing a paradigm shift and it is difficult to divine what may happen when you are still within the old paradigm. Anything is possible. Expect the unexpected. While the changes are emerging as the Sun crosses my natal ascendant, I can expect that this time next year everything will have changed for the world and for me.

Image: Earth and the Moon seen from the stratosphere. Nasa