Full Moon: 3 Pisces 12

 

Instead of assuming people are stupid when they don’t know something we think they should perhaps we should instead assume the context of the others life is different than our own and therefore different things have taken priority…I am now practicing meeting people as they are…with ignorances and bigotries too. We’ve all got them. I want to meet people in my community…rather than listen to the choir…mirroring back my own biases. – Monica Cassani (link)

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On Submission
The affects of a Pisces Full Moon are generally subtle in rising to fullness. It has felt like that for me as I prepared this post..! There will be a lot written and said about the uber-powerful earth trine and Venus square Pluto as well as Juno’s contacts with Pluto and Jupiter. But I find myself typing away here about (don’t worry, English follows) the North Node opposite Black Moon Lilith sextile Chiron, square Uranus.
By house, the ruler of the full moon ‘continually feeds’ the Pisces moon event. Those with natal placements in Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces (and those of us aware that the tap is on) can draw washing water from the All One Source. In Scorpio, moon ruler Jupiter lights up the dark, draws attention to the squirmy underbelly of relationship politics/mindless diplomacy. That which is not spoken of can take center stage in your mindscape, welcome or not. It could very well take center stage between you and someone in your intimate circle. I’m thinking family, lineage, progeny, bonding cues, the roles we are expected or think we are expected to play; how unseen, unarticulated pressure is very much a part of Real Life.

If we can float awhile in contemplation of that which has become apparent, it may actually morph into a shape and quality that provokes a better response, engenders a more spacious ‘I Am’ and begins to remove the awful weight of ignorance-based prejudice. We’ve got a three day Here and Now opportunity to choose to soak – while coolly flexing our stellar intellectual faculties – on a matter or theme that comes to mind as you read along here.

Getting Results
The moon meets up with Chiron in Aries on the 29th presenting the potential need to stand and fight. Or stand and confess. Or stand and affirm. You’ll know if you’ve done the soak-and-think. With Venus at home with the lights on in Libra, the virtues of equality, justice, fairness and interconnection are strongly supported. Wouldn’t it be nice to help someone see that what’s wanted is mutual? Wouldn’t it be nice to realize this if you find that your approach to the issue lacked foundation and/or a broader spectrum of truth? I think many of us will marvel on the other side of this revelation space…

Attn high yin persons: Black Moon Lilith in Aquarius is quite a unique animal; her manifestations here will often be due to matters of equality in intellectual and in non-conformist/somewhat edgy pursuits. The physicist who still can’t get her mathematics theory published, the X-games athlete with few sponsorship offers because she won’t oblige set promotional schemes, the simmering creative non-binary person stuck in a culturally adverse town; languishing perceptions of STEM pursuits, behavioral sciences, and pro-defense strategies; the indignation at soul-flight being crushed for no valid reason.

These examples are meant to make the archetypal point but pull that sky template down to the local ‘We Are’ and chances are very good for progressive/future-oriented movement through Our Personal endeavors and a ten-fold increase in awareness as concerns status in relationship. Wondering how you came to ‘settle’ here? Have you recently gone a few paces on from a crossroads decision that feels somehow off vibe? Give yourself permission to pause. This template indicates an updated version of the road map is nigh but you must be willing to consider and contemplate its existence and contents. You want that updated version; it will save you precious time and energy.

It should be noted that putting one’s self in dodgy environments, in the company of those who lack transparency of motive, can set one up for trigger experiences. If you’ve got a chip on your shoulder – or you’re dealing with insecurity in Others, avoid water cooler encounters; in your daily travels and interactions, stay calm but vigilant. On the upside, this is an opportunity to truly SEE, perhaps in a most uncanny or startling way, that the only validation necessary for starters is My Own.

Attn high yang persons: If things are getting confrontational, step back and consider the roots of any anxiety-creep/flaring of temper and how subliminal expectations may be blocking key nutrients from reaching your emotional core. Stop starving your Self. Take up the offer below. Act upon your desire to SEE if you are missing out on anything. Mars is stationing direct for you, right on time.

– weaver

 

*Pull this sky template down to the local ‘We Are’. Subscribers are welcome to request a personalized template-by-house for their wheel.

 

On cycles within cycles:
May 10, 2018 – Mars passes by 28° Capricorn
June 26, 2018 – Mars stations retrograde at 9° Aquarius
August 27, 2018 – Mars stations direct at 28° Capricorn
November 12, 2018 – Mars passes 9° Aquarius

 

Personalised Energy Coaching     weaver@neptuneandtheoak.com

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New Moon Solar Eclipse: 18 Leo 41

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Two from a beautiful crew: come enjoy street dancers, performing on Friday evenings in Old Town Paphos, from the heart for all.

The sun (ruler of the new moon) and the moon (the Eclipser) will be receiving guests shortly in the royal summer play house of Leo. In attendance are Mercury (alternately preoccupied, shifty, wired-out and boisterous), Pallas Athene (the aloof strategist in chainmail tunic, occasionally clanking and chiming amongst her metal toys) and Hekate, the way-pointer currently in telepathic 3-way comms with Vesta (‘sacred hearth’ matters) and  Eris (strife and discord).

Along with the Sun, these three have been focused on their passion work for some time now. Over the previous weeks, as they have worked within allotted spaces and passed along corridors vibrating with life-force on the way to their place for New Moon rituals, each have encountered and paid their respects to the glowing orb-in-residence that symbolizes the Holistic Pursuits: the North Node point, currently at 5.5’ and just 12 god-sized paces from the top table.

More on that point here: When the Rubber Hits the Road and and The Traveler’s Essential Tool.

Casting a pleasant shade, the moon glides in. A bell rings and the pressure in the central fountain increases notably and holds; the surrounding pool level begins to rise. Bowls are set before all…and all are welcome!

We Note that elsewhere Venus squares Saturn. However, she also sextiles that North Node point. Venus is in Libra – her home territory and Saturn’s zone of exaltation. She is wired to soften the Boss’s message. Still, this kink in the line indicates that reality, with all its gore and glory, must be the foundation of lasting relationships and value-exchanges. No veneer or curtain will do just now and that’s for our own good. Practice firmness as kindly as you can without undermining your Self. The sextile tells us that when we are effectively working with others, we’ll have the capacity to co-create beyond our current limitations and see/hear/feel the proof. Be mindful, be observant.

That north node point is squaring a stationing Uranus in Taurus and for some, this is going to make mindfulness a lot harder to maintain. If this sounds like you, don’t fret – no, not by any means. ‘Failure is the elimination of the non-essential.’ – J.K. Rowling. So, let your Genius Muse out – and on the positive side, this contact will last a while...you’ve got time to practiceWhen Uranus is involved, tuck and ride the wave.

New moons are a time for Rest and Restoration, to re calibrate the mind/body balance. But life doesn’t always seem to cooperate! These are the times to practice centering while driving, while walking, while riding the bus. And again, center in the shower, the pool or under the garden hose. Center as you fall asleep and while you wait for the kettle.

Over the next several days, peruse your inner seed bank and select according to your Leo house placement. Consciously begin again to nurture your Joy. Make it a ritual.

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The Saros Series number is 2 New North, an eclipse family that “changes a person’s direction through the sudden collapse of an existing structure.” The structural breakdown could be anything from a belief system to something in our external life that unexpectedly destroys our daily routines. This may initially bring about confusion but the positive message of 2 New North is that in the long run the changes will prove deeply beneficial.  – many thanks to Sher Astrology’s Kimberly Maxwell

Perseids Meteor Shower – timeanddate.com are again offering a very helpful link. Type in your location to check the visibility in your area.

Cycles within Cycles & Mercury rx in the Fire Signs – Connect the dots about Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius (December 2017), in Aries (March 2018) and Now in Leo. Astro101 to wow you! More at the bottom of this post.

 

More for astro students to contemplate:

*JUNO opposite Jupiter and square the eclipse

*BML  in conjunction to Mars rx and square Uranus

*Hekate/Vesta/Eris fire trine

*Activate the water trine

 

Personalised Energy Coaching     weaver@neptuneandtheoak.com

She Who Will Not Be Denied

I had planned to post today more about the Uranus and the Aries archetypes and ways by which we could be healthy channels for this unstoppable energy. By my perception, this is THE energy point in our wheels where the action is building, rising, pressing. There may well be multiple ‘tries’ before the winning insight takes root.

It’s also Embolc today.

Embolc honours Bridgit, patron goddess of poets, visionaries, crafters and childbirth and is associated with flame. The theme here – creativity channeled via the Individual

Credit: Riaann Badenhorst

Credit: Riaann Badenhorst

as contribution to the Community – is on tap for all of us. From deep beneath the surface of the cares and heirarchies of life, our need to bring forth our gift continually rises. These characteristics all speak of the higher spectrum of Uranus in Aries energies, too. I will continue to work on that post but an article I happened upon today brings to mind the placement of Lilith just through the portal of Virgo – archetype of the Virgin/Whore – at 7′. The synchronicity of the U-in-A build-up, the full moon in Leo, the intense purity of Bridgit and this Virgo spectrum through which Lilith will express herself in the cosmos is a topic for our current contemplation – whether we identify our Self as male or female. So I guess that means we are in the midst of a mini-series here. 🙂

The following is an excerpt from a post on Modern Mythology by James Curcio:

Lilith, the first Eve, is first recognized by her defiant nature; she is another anti-patriarchal, anti-authoritative symbol. At least, this is the form we encounter her in as she left Babylon with the Jewish exile. So on the one hand we have Lilith as a spirit of the desert, a creature that could slip into your house and devour your children. This is how she would be presented to women, a bogeyman to keep them in place. Of course, this fear tactic isn’t often capitulated consciously; it is something that all the members of a cultural domain participate in unconsciously.

On the other, there is this idea of her as the seductress, luring men away from their societal commitment to the “good mother.” This is an element which some superficially similar symbols, such as Kali, lacks. Without needing to return to textual source, it’s easy enough to typify “this sort” of woman. She has the audacity to do what she wants, and it very well might not be what you or the society wants. There is something impetuous and child-like about her, which can manifest as a resolute defiance when placed within the context of a system of rules. So long as she’s cast in the role of villain, this arouses the suspicion and fear of the wives of men, and their shameful observance to whichever force is the stronger.

This is an important point: Lilith often appears in a different guise to men than women. Of course, there are personal and cultural factors. To women, especially within sexually restrictive cultures, we see more of the “devourer of children,” aspect. To men, she appears as the seductress, the dark anima. The kind of girl that you don’t take home to mother. But in either case she represents a direct threat to the established social order, especially the order of marriage and monogamy. She is an enemy of stasis, of duty and societal bonds. In modern contexts, the threat posed to women is re-enforced by the ad and fashion industries efforts to increases competition and insecurity, as well as the conflict of the myths of domesticity, “slut shaming,” and so on. In a softer, more romanticized form, it is not surprising that Lilith has re-appeared as a potent symbol in bi-, lesbian, and polyamorous communities, especially amongst those who might have some derision towards “breeders.” However, Lilith is not simply a symbol of liberation. She also represents a point of contention between personal senses of restriction and freedom.

 Yes, that’s her and she is a part of our communal subconscious energy, working to be heard and seen. The issue is whether her symptoms, felt by us consciously in our microcosm, are actually being given their due opportunity to lead us individually to a greater wholeness as both bowl and bell, sustainer/nurturer and creator. I am wishing us the courage of an open mind (it’s almost never as scary as we think it will be). Contact me via my email, below, to find out how she works in your life and how you can learn to ‘sit’ with her.

Transcript Available

The transcript for our recent workshop, ‘The Fifth House: My Creative Gifts’ is now available via email. This set of worksheets explains the meanings of the archetypes of Leo and the Sun and provides key words and phrases for your personal wheel to integrate as a whole, as well as question and discussion points for further introspection – and action! Next up will be the 11th House. Over the course of the year and at your own pace, you will end up with your very own reading and the knowledge to keep on growing.

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 – weaver