Oracle Report Full Moon n Scorpio/Sagittarius: realization ~ Ruling Mahavidya: Chinnamasta and Kali
- Skill: listen
- Negative imprint: premature judgment of situations; resisting change
- Positive Imprint: gratitude for experiences; embracing change
Today the Sun reaches the degree known as “the music of the spheres.” The world of spirit attaches to our inner realm and communicates to us. From this, wisdom is gained.
In contrast to the past few days’ intense energy, this energy is positively ethereal. Our inner selves are on a magic carpet ride through the changes that come from lasting transformation. We are wise to refrain from judging or evaluating whether things are going well for us or not. Instead, we recognize that we are gaining wisdom from the process. Even if it feels like a pattern is repeating and you are failing, this is not the case.
Monday night April 14th, around midnight on the West Coast, or later if further east, 3 hours for the EDT time zone and 8 or more for Europe and beyond, there will be a lunar eclipse and Full Moon that will be rather dramatic in both its physical and its astrological manifestations. Physically it will be worth staying up for, since this eclipse will be visible all over North and South America, and in parts of Europe and just at moonrise in Australia and New Zealand. The partial is at 11 PM PDT and the total begins at about 12 AM April 15th, when the Moon grows redder as it enters the Earth’s shadow. The time of the exact astrological event is 12:42 AM PDT. The Earth eclipses the Moon, and the Moon is opposite the Sun, making for the dramatic symbolism of an extra-powerful Full Moon.
Since this Full Moon is part of the week leading up to the cardinal cross event of the following weekend, it is also important that the Moon is within 9 degrees of a conjunction with retrograde Mars, while Mars, moving backward through the sign of Libra, is starting to come into its final alignment — by next weekend — opposite Uranus and square to Pluto. At the very time of the eclipse, in another synchronistic connection, Mercury in the sky exactly aligns with Uranus in the 14th degree of Aries. Visually, if you can find Mercury in the sky the next morning, just before sunrise, you will be looking at Uranus as well. This Full Moon configuration is thus a precursor of the powerful alignment for Easter Sunday. Pluto currently occupies the 14th degree of Capricorn, while Jupiter is coming into the 14th degree of Cancer, opposite Pluto, where it will be found by mid-week. With Mercury touching off this closing square we are already into the timing of the cardinal cross, so that the pressure for radical transformation climbs at least a notch or two higher on its way to the perfection of the following Sunday, April 20th.
Monday morning’s First Quarter Moon represents a difficult time. There is normally an increase of interpersonal tension with the Sun and Moon in square, leading to new ways of looking at our current situation. This time the theme of feeling somewhat at odds with our destiny is further augmented by a T-square that the Sun and Moon make to feisty Mars. We find the red planet just a couple of degrees away from exactly opposite the Sun, moving retrograde through Libra. This would be a recipe for a volatile increase in reactivity, were it not for the very internal nature of this Mars, not only in retrograde motion, but located in the sign of its detriment. Mars is happiest in Aries, the sign he rules, and in the opposite sign of Libra he feels less at home, although decidedly more diplomatic. As we search deeply for answers to whatever is coming up for us during the course of this powerful month, we might discover within ourselves a potent intentionality for transformation.
OracleReport Crescent Moon in Gemini: expand, grow, defy struggle ~ Ruling Mahavidya: Chinnamasta and Kali
- Negative Imprint: cut off
- Positive Imprint: linked together
- Skill: if difficulty arises, cut yourself off from struggle; reconnect with common values or what you have in common
Today’s energy tempts us into feeling cut off – cut off from Spirit, cut off from others, cut off from joy. Instead we can take this tendency and use it to cut through the matrix and the illusion that we are alone. We are part of the cosmos. Each of us is a thread in the great weaving.
Part of today’s energy involves feeling like we are repeating patterns or are back where we started. Life is cyclical. But we come at things wiser than we did the last time. This means we can do things a different way if we want. Don’t be fooled with things that look like they have “fallen down.” They are merely ready to change form and function. The past warps into the present and begins morphing into the future. New usefulness emerges from what seems to have been cut down or knocked out.
Oracle Report ~ New Moon in Taurus: set intentions and wishes; beginnings ~ Ruling Mahavidya: Chinnamasta and Kali
- Negative Imprint: frazzled
- Positive Imprint: focused
- Skill: command the energy into a coil and wrap it around you; use it to power yourself
Today’s energy carries tension and pressure that is designed to push us forward. This will create situations and circumstances where people get kind of crazy. (This is also reflected in the earthquake in Chile. As mentioned in my latest article, Mother Nature is going to make herself known over the next year.)
The Sun and Uranus are in still in tight conjunction, so take extra caution while driving and double-check that appliances are turned off.
Oracle Report New Moon in Aries: intend, begin, seed, initiate ~ Ruling Mahavidya: Chinnamasta and Kali
- Negative Imprint: distortion
- Positive Imprint: balance
Activity: move your body while mentally reinforcing your New Moon intentions and visions for the next year
Complex and intense energies continue today. The prevailing pattern leans toward distortions – things getting out of proportion and toward extremes. Our aim is to remain balanced and see what becomes distorted.
When thinking about how to bring balance to the situation, give considerable thought to how you really want to use your energy. Is it worth it? Is it best just to let it be? Will engaging in the fray truly accomplish anything? Mars is retrograde, so we are learning how we want to better use our energy. The Mars/Aries energy is notorious for over-doing. This leads to quick burn-out. We are only in the second day of this new cycle in Aries. It’s necessary to pace ourselves. The instinct to push out or push forward is natural, but needs to be tempered with the wisdom of an old owl.
March 30, 2014 – New Moon in Aries
Aries! Ah, I’ve been away from these communiqués for so long, and there is sooo much going on in April 2014, I don’t even know where to begin! So I will start at the very beginning: today we have the New Moon in Aries. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, the sign of Spring and new beginnings; and the new moon carries the energy of new beginnings as well. The New Moon in Aries is a very good place to start, every year as a matter of fact. And what is starting today is kind of like a heat-seeking missile. Sheesh, this month is crazy!
Mars Retrograde in Libra Continues
I outlined some ideas on Mars Retro in my previous newsletter here: http://ow.ly/v9WdF
Mars went retrograde on March 1, 2014, and it is now plowing into full-on retrograde territory. It will be retrograde through May 19, 2014. The total effect of Mars retrograde will be felt through the end of July, however. This is an unusually long stay in any given sign for Mars.
Not to mention that the Uranus-Pluto Square (5th contact of 7) occurs this month and it is turned into a T-Square and a Cardinal Cross due to the shenanigans of the backward-looking Warrior Planet (striving to be a peacemaker) during this tumultuous month.
The last time Mars was Retrograde was two years ago, from January 2012 through April 2012 – at that time it was in the sign of Virgo. In addition, it takes 15 years for Mars to return and be retrograde in the same part of the Zodiac. The last time it did a retrograde loop in this area of the zodiac (Libra) was from March 1999 at 12 Scorpio, to June 1999 at 24 Libra.
Do you remember what shifted in your life at both of these time intervals? What area of your chart and life will be targeted this time?
The Spring Equinox is the time in the Earth’s annual cycle around the Sun in which day and night are equal in length.
Its deeper spiritual significance represents a time of rebirth and new beginnings.
Our ancient ancestors have celebrated the Equinox, and have even aligned their temples to it for thousands of years.
“One of the most famous of such sites is the Great pyramid and the Sphinx in Egypt. It’s incredible that Sphinx’s gaze rests exactly upon the rising sun of the Spring Equinox, and also that at the noon of the Spring Equinox day, Great pyramid cast no shadow. There is much more to it, and also there are many of such sites around the world aligned to the Spring Equinox.” Source: Highest Quest