On Upgrading Your Creative Output – North Node in Leo

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First Things First

The North Node symbolizes your way forward, upward, onward. It’s all about what you are capable of, ready for and so it’s often called a destiny marker in astrology (source). The North Node (NN) spends 18 months travelling through each sign and you can see its placement in your birth wheel for an understanding of the optimal energy channels that were at work during your grand entrance onto the stage of Life on Earth. This marker will continuously serve as your default homing beacon.

Yet there is no such thing as stasis in this universe and so, the ways to continually explore what it means to fully imagine and experiment with your destiny marker are found in the reflective symbology of the transiting – or moving – NN.

In physical terms, the NN represents a point in Space. ‘It signifies the point at which the moon crosses the plane of the ecliptic. When moving in a northerly direction it is called ascending moon’s node or north node. {Two weeks later the moon intersects the ecliptic plane going in a southerly direction and this point of intersection is called the moon’s south node. The series of moon’s nodes move in a clockwise (i.e. retrograde) direction around the zodiac and take 18 years, 7 months and 9 days to make one complete revolution. Eclipses occur when either the new or full moon occurs close to the nodal axis.} (source)

The Moon and Me

So it’s the orbit of the moon around the earth in relation to the sun that continually offers a reflection of optimal energy channels at work in any given space. Symbolically, we can say that the emotional tugs that we feel are inextricably linked with that which occupies our thoughts and propels our voice and actions. Those people and goals that we value most for our inner peace get the lion’s share of our finite energy. Logic 101, right? Right.

Hopefully, this is usually a clear and present phenomenon but for many of us in these sensory-bombarded times, the link slips below our radar as we follow one beguiling piper’s tune after another. Result: burn out, guilt-based depression, creator’s block, dead end – or an entirely new cosm of people and things that we know we do not resonate with.  We might suddenly have the thought pop into our head, Why am i spending my time here? How did I end up dealing with this? Awareness, like a sun beam, pierces through our grappling and grumbling and we gnosis we have navigated off orbit. At this point, you can get mad if you like, but what you really out to do is give thanks for your internal homing beacon: it finally managed to break through all the noise and get your attention. Better to channel all that anger/angst into employing some characteristics of the NN in its current location because this is key to releasing the false tugs in our environment and guiding us back on course…

The NN left Virgo and entered Leo on May 10, 2017. It will reach the half way mark of Leo in mid-January 2018. On November 7th, 2018, the NN will enter Cancer.

Throughout the NN’s transit of Virgo (see the tag cloud), we continually stressed the importance of mental and creative flexibility in order to see new versions of reality, of getting practical about our time and resources, of sorting wheat from chaff in our feelings-thoughts-voice/action circuit. It was a time to widen our perspective on the bounty in our locale and social sphere and validate the locale and society of Others, also striving with this same primal circuitry. As we move through the opportunities for growth that Leo offers, we want to diligently tend the vital insights and applications gained from its transit through Virgo. These are layers meant to empower us on our way…

The North Node in Leo

Optimal energy channel = Fixed Fire = I Create/Make Real a Desire of my Heart; the seriously approached play-work in service to our chosen audience. Affirming results are crucial.

Leo is ruled by the Sun, THE energy source for our universe – likewise, there is a fireball in the heart of all of us! Some of us are more in touch with our emotional heat than others but as long as your heart is beating, you can travel inwards and upwards towards this Source.

Key features of this cycle will reflect a synchronistic pattern of exploration and increased awareness of (and regard for) your unique pleasure quotient: you can expect to be in situations where this can organically occur, if you are willing.

Willingness is crucial when talking about the NN, in general, and even more so for one who would channel solar fire. Like the other fixed signs (Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius), Leo must fight the urge to fixate out of mindless habit. We can become so absorbed in the method we have found to work best for so long that we fail to note that the environment or the object of our affection has been subtly morphing. Lots of teenagers would love it if their parents noticed this fact. 😉

Other caveats apply: Solar fire is all-consuming; designate and protect space for getting away on a regular basis. Solar fire is radioactive; be conscious of others and apply the Golden Rule. Solar heat can dry up the rivers that connect you to the springs of your Source; honor your significant relationships with a cheerful heart and don’t begrudge them of Time.

Your birth or sun sign is also a significant theme-space for describing what you know about your creative juices. The list below is a simplified offering that will apply to your sun sign and will directly influence a NN placement in the sign. How might you combine the natal and the current node placement with your sun sign descriptors? *

 

Aries: I Am keenly in touch with my goal and I don’t give up. What I want directly motivates my movements and interactions. If I want you or something you have, you will know it.

Taurus: I want security, comfort and peace. I will work tirelessly towards gaining enough and I want to enjoy the pleasures this effort brings to me. I want stability and the company of like-minded others.

Gemini: I want intellectual variety and to know a little bit about everything. I want to be busy and share my creativity. I really want to know what you are up to.

Cancer: I want My Space and my Family, whether by blood or choice. I want to create sanctuary for my procreation and a firm system of protection for us to remain secure through past, present and future.

Leo: I want to pro-create with my beloved (fill in the blank)! While the object of my joy may change from time to time, while I am with my beloved (___), there is no one and nothing else. I am outside of space-time; I am consumed with desire to be all or to provide all that is necessary for fulfillment. I want a playmate and/or a playground for my magical genius.

Virgo: I want systems of checks and balances in alignment with the natural order in my space. I want to serve nourishment to your mind, body and spirit.

Libra: I want you and your input. I want balance. I am passionate about beauty, truth and equality.

Scorpio: I want to know what you want. I want to know what you’ve got. I want to transform us into something greater than the sum of you and me.

Sagittarius: I want to know what’s on the other side. I want freedom of mind, body and spirit. I fearlessly enjoy the foreignness of other minds, bodies and spirits.

Capricorn: I want to see the view from The Top of my chosen passion. I want to exhilarate in a profitable system with real-world, tangible results. I want to preserve the traditional ways that my culture understands.

Aquarius: I want to explore beyond what I can touch and feel, beyond gravitational pull, beyond the old ways. I want to lay tracks that reach through the skies of not-possible and lead to whole new docking ports for humanity.

Pisces: I want what All of us want. I want to reflect that which your input dictates. My passion is to show you this, for better or for worse. I want our healing and I don’t mind waiting.

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For more on the North Node, check the tag cloud and this post: Goals, Resolutions and Grace 

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New Moon: 0’Leo 44″

And here we are, all of us, at a new moon (desire-seed planting time!) in Leo, that department of Self that feels like Soul Purpose.

A Purpose- Full Play Date

There are very few stories as potent and personal as those born from the dazzling Force of Leo. Every single one of us knows what it feels like to emphatically decide to engage, to pursue and to capture a ‘flag’ because our heart has been captured, pure and simple.

I do know that some haven’t felt that impulse for so long they may doubt there is anything for them in this offering. But you’re here and part of this pride, so perhaps some sunlight is glowing through sealed edges, inviting you to notice it once again.

Leo and the 5th house are all about Authentic Play, Generosity, Individual Fertility and Virility. But these characteristics don’t just appear within a person one fine day. It is important to note that this spectrum of delicious experience succeeds and works to sustain the actions of Cancer and the 4th house of Home/Sanctuary for the Inner Child: we develop leonine characteristics via the nourishment and encouragement of our family/tribe/group and so the wheel turns.

It can take decades for the right recipe of nourishment and encouragement to form up in an Individual’s life and produce the blooming lily. Many of us would say we’ve had several seasons of bloom and recession over the years. Millennials generally believe that all of their adult life will have to be about blooming whilst navigating the sluices, dams and rushes of skill-set currents. Certainly their formative years have felt like a tool box tidal wave. It’s all relative.

So, whether your 25 or 55 or 85, you’ve got some department of Self that knows how to utilise what you’ve got that someone wants/needs/appreciates; you know because you’ve experienced Affirmation. And here we are, all of us, at a new moon (desire-seed planting time!) in Leo, that department of Self that feels like Soul Purpose.

And still in lockstep with the sun, as it joins in short retreat with the moon, is Mars. Yep, the universal symbol for mortal life force (that has been chugging along in unison withNMleo23jul17Cyp our thoughts and intentions all summer) is still our foreguard and cheer leader as we consider stepping into our proverbial work shop/improv class/social playground/meat that’s difficult but so delicious to chew on. The message for all of us is: If you want to emphatically decide, just do it! While your mind and your heart consult on the articulation of your desire-seed, Mars can assist in calling forth an assemblage of partners-in-arms. In order to capture that flag, what have you got and what do you need? Realistically. Genuinely. Sustainably.

I know, I know, those three qualifiers will be show-stoppers for a lot of dreams. Gosh, they darken our ideal-scape in these surreal times and yet, we must tether ourselves to a fixed arena or we work in vain and that can only feel even worse in short order. Let’s not go there…instead, let’s delight in the amazing, if rather left-brained, comfort written in the stars.

A quick look at our map shows us that two big signs will be coming into view very soon. Within 15 days from today, a neon-lit billboard from your current Co-workers and Audience will come into view. This will be an opportunity to gauge the strength and position of your tether (exact on August 7th). At that point, you will want to take some time for patient reflection and adept adaptation.

And just 28 days from now, we will be armed with what we couldn’t know now and who we couldn’t have met yet as a much chattered-about Solar Eclipse new moon, in the same spectrum of Soul Purpose that we are pondering and perhaps fretting about right now, will have brought happenings and environmental changes rumbling through our arena. For some, it will be a matter of rearranging props and backdrops, titles and assignments. For others, the entire theatre will change. (exact on august 21st)

Now, that may sound scary but hey, that’s frankly par for the course this decade – and we are still here. We can do this. We are not responsible for everything and everyone when forming and deciding on our wish-seed. We are in charge of keeping rested and pure in motivation. We must exercise our gifts and skills and keep them up-to-date by regularly checking in with those we strive to serve and the requirements of the (rightful) powers that be. That’s it. (And that’s enough!)

If we can, starting today, look at the next month and a half as an overt invitation from the universe to play around with rough drafts, let the chips fall where they may and regroup for round two, we have the best chance for highest returns on our passion-work investment.

wishing a sparkling and delight-filled new moon to all,

weaver

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Just a Few of the 7 Billion Unique Ways that Leo Shines 

Now this is my personal journey and I am happy as heck about it.  What’s for me is for me.  My journey can’t be like the chick next door because we are two different people. My success may not be as great as someone else’s but I am  happy with what I have accomplished.  Because the truth be told I could still be that overweight, depressed in pain lady with very low self esteem.  I use to worry all the time that people was talking about me because of my weight.  Now I walk through a crowd like I am parting the sea shouting “the queen is here.”  I love the new me!!  – Mrs. Tracy (source)

 

A dissociated body/mind cannot meaningfully take care of itself…. healing is the process of becoming, once again, embodied. Learning to hear the body and the way it communicates is another way of understanding the process of embodiment and ultimately the healing process as well. – Monica Cassani (source)

 

The 2017 Climate Camp was a unique occasion in Czech Republic and Central Eastern European region (CEE) because it brought together the veterans of the Czech environmental movement from the 1980s with the new generation of activists to discuss the future of the movement. The diversity of participants was notable during the program…Among other activities, the involvement of various other social movements gave the Climate Camp a broader social justice-turn, connecting ecological issues to anti-racism, eco-feminism, queer rights and squatting…

Keeping the camp functional itself meant a lot of work on the part of all participants: collective (vegan) cooking or cleaning, security guarding against police, corporate or some authoritarian-oriented people, building the awareness to create safe space for any participant, horizontal decision-making, all these meant self-organized life and work which kept us busy day and night. One important part of the camp activity focused on direct-action training: to give people a brief introduction about how to behave during non-violent civil disobedience action to be effective and to avoid chaos and possible injuries. – Irina Velicu and Mikuláš Černík

(It was a success! To see the dramatic red line they embodied and read about some interesting twists in the plot, click here. I’m impressed and inspired.)

 

Chastity is tragic. So utterly unspectacular. I want collisions and sparks and flames. – from The Galaxy Song, Vidisha Kaushik  (source)

 

Things are intense. Life comes at you fast. A lot of things won’t go your way for a lot of reasons that are well out of your control. And then much sooner than you know it, you will die. At some point, repeatedly highlighting the reality of the injustice of the world needs to give way to personal action within it -which does not deny the continued reality of injustice- in a way that ties inclusiveness, agency, expression and landscape together. – Gordon White (source)

 

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New Moon: 4 Gemini 47

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All that the mighty oak is now was once contained in the little acorn.

At new moon times we can maximize access to untapped potential. We have an idea/wish/dream that we would like to see become a reality…but that process is a lot easier said than done. The timing has to be right, as do the collaborators, assistants, the network, the delivery, those who cover our normal responsibilities when we just have to stay in the zone a little bit longer.

We use a lot of farming metaphors because everyone has generally understood how to apply them to their unique situation. My idea/wish/dream is the symbolic seed; I must (insert farmer chore here) for that seed or it will never happen.

And it still may not happen: that’s a possibility in what is yet to be. But just as the seas obey her tug, so the moon can indicate to us carbon-based folks the wise/wiser/wisest times to launch from the mental to the material plane.

This new moon is in Gemini and that means our mental processes and activities can encapsulate our heart’s desire as pertains to our society, our mode of interaction/learning/teaching, our handiwork, our family members and very close friends, our locale. It means we should be ready to make choices; to be flexible in thought, word and deed; to avoid the temptation to be duplicitous or two-faced; to contemplate our ability to sustain the necessary effort. You must measure which of your wishes would do well in this energy mix and select that one.

A Critical Degree

4’Gemini is a ‘crisis’ degree point, indicating that our environment is provoking a response-wish in us, no matter what else is going on. This makes me picture many little whirls of ‘conversational energy’ being magnetically drawn towards and into the formation of a somewhat singular, megawhirling mindset; the purposeful seeding of an altered zeitgeist. I am not thinking of something so big as a tornado (!); I see this as a community-based phenomenon at the moment, though as like attracts like, these various community-whirls could eventually morph into something regional, national, global.

Back to the Farm…

Ruler of the moon is Mercury, currently just inside the 2nd decan of Taurus. And not to complicate things, but…the moon is exalted in Taurus. This means that, except where necessity forces otherwise, our emotional center (symbolised by the moon) is the root food source of all mercurial energy being grown – and that center is enveloped by the Gemini (Mercury) sun. In English, this means: We are hungry for facts/solutions/mental platforms that we can use to construct a stable dwelling place for our hearts. There is an Arabic proverb (that I spent waay too much time trying to find for you, to no avail) that goes something like, ‘the woman is the central support beam that holds up the house’. Likewise, our emotional well-being is the central support beam of our Personhood. Important stuff!

Taurus rules the throat and voice, Self-possession, physical security and material gain. We could see the most shy amongst us make a seed-decision about how and where to step up and be heard; those who have used print exclusively to share ideas and network could start podcasting to accomodate commuters. The Muse will visit artists with songs that become the peoples’ anthems and visual installations that magically capture exactly how The Group feels.

A Reminder About Jack’s Beanstalk

A Gemini seedling is FAST, so we better keep a watchful eye on it. There may be a need to prune sucker shoots and limbs often in near-future developmental stages to insure a sturdy stalk and upward evolution that we can maintain responsibly. Crucially, we must face the reality that we will reap what we sow. If we are paying careful attention, the quality we are after will show itself – or not – very, very soon. Either way, oh how much we will have learned! And that’s important, too.

–          weaver

 

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On Cycles…

An orientation of loving is rooted in a fundamental trust in the intelligence of the soul or psyche, that it knows what it needs for healing and wholeness to come in its own time. Outgrown behaviors or stances did serve their purpose for a time and should be honored for their roles in our lives. Good or bad, they bring us to this present moment which is curiously the only time in which things seem to happen. When we’re able to be exactly where we are and how we are, and in the present with that reality, things can change, move and flow in time.  – Erika Jones (source)

 

 

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