Summer Prelude, New Moon: 22 Gemini 44

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Choice & Consequence
Ah, the new moon: a time of rest for the mind and body. However, a new moon in Gemini can seem like anything but..! The phrase ‘contradiction in terms’ comes to mind. It’s a phase of push/pull, stop and go and hardly  of calm/still.  It may take tremendous initial patience to find one’s center, for the chattering din to recede and the still small voice – or two – to be heard. Further, the third decan of Gemini is ruled by the Sun and Saturn, indicating the potential collision of, ‘Let’s do this!’ and ‘Let’s contain this.’ Knowing this ahead of time, we can say: seed-thoughts watered and nurtured during these days can bring winnowing/paring/editing lessons in real time for the mercurial observer. And this will be echoed by oppositions in the energy weather for the next few months. See how that works? 😉
Fortunately, the ruler of the new moon has just slipped into Cancerian waters, perfect for feeling the value of retreat even if it can only be spared in ten minute increments. In fact, it might be very helpful to practice mini mental ‘defrag sessions’ whenever possible to aide in the medium-term pattern of friction and blend we’ll be navigating.

From Now through Summer’s Close: Collectively speaking, we will be hashing out the latest renditions and manifestations of Relational Power dynamics and Personal Spark fine tuning. As history rhymes, we’ll see a tremendous variety of trys and fails showcased in all sectors of the public stage-as-mirror.

Far more useful for each of us as individuals is seeing – feeling – our way along the copyright NeptuneandtheOaksymbolic cord connecting Egoic concerns/anxiety/wounded pride as well as confidence/success/an overly bright glow to its root within the psychosomatic experience of Me/Myself. How do I quantify my value in practical terms? Can I prove/justify it? How do I best offer/apply my skill sets to the market place and to my intimate circle? What checks have I established to insure that I am listening objectively?

Yes, we have asked these questions at key points over the last 18 months or so. Again, our ‘product’ has reached its current launch date. From here, we can expect an extended period of fixing, stationing – and the grinding and polishing that can occur when the fixed experiences repetitive outside contact. This Gemini new moon also marks a moment to ask, ‘Who consistently has time and energy for me and how can I show my appreciation/reciprocate?’ Warmth, good humor and selfless provision are on tap just outside your chatter box…in these new moon days, do take a play date when you can.
– weaver

 

 

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Full Moon: 9 Scorpio 38

Urania: But it’s also my face. You see. Sometimes I have to look normal, and then I grow faces. But they dry up, and fall off, but I couldn’t throw them away. They’re part of me. So I hang on to them. I . . . I’m probably not making much sense.
Death: No. You’re making sense. You people always hold onto your old identities, old faces and masks, long after they’ve served their purpose. But you’ve got to learn to throw things away eventually.
– From Facade, 4th tale in Sandman, Vol 3, by Neil Gaiman

 

Proving Your Worth
When I think about a full moon in Scorpio, I think intensity. I think potency, revelation cypFMscorp0418with above average impact-factor; I think the cup runneth over at least a little bit. I expect the same from this lunation but with two lovely features on tap for all of us, in a kind of one-two hug, if we are keeping our inner eye on the prize.

You might be detoxing the body, cleaning out long disused space in your home, learning a new skill/job or hiring integral layers of your business out on contract. Perhaps you’re developing a relationship and investigating clarity and equality levels. In whatever life zone you are investing the most focus, it’s for a reality defined by evolution and prosperity. You’re venturing down your interactivity path and reach a moment…a moment that brings content that must be acknowledged, absorbed…appreciated for what it is.

Once you are sitting down, look for two basic truths to emerge from the state of affairs:

1. the necessity of learning about/communicating these missing pieces in order to FMscorp4_18continue with integrity and confidence and

2. the grace of timing on the grand scale of this life chapter.

Mars has surged ahead of Pluto: even as you take appropriately independent or agreed-upon-next steps, stay close in your mind’s eye to the lessons of recent weeks and have faith that your vision will continue filling out. Measured and steady continues to win this race.
– weaver

 

Further reading on cycles within cycles:

Jupiter and Pluto 2018

2018 Lunar Advice

 

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New Moon: 26 Aries 2

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Accept Your New Year’s Invitation!
The annual great ‘for me’ wish-seeding time is here.
There’s a whole lot of ME-shakin’ goin’ on, that’s for sure! Collectively, hearts and minds are funneling universal vulnerability-and-recovery truths into personal circumstances. There is a quickening and vivifying atmosphere; unless blocked by natal placements (and that would have to be a rather large block!), we each sense that we’re somehow plugged into a radical game changing current… what’s been endured has grown and transformed us into next generation warriors. We can better absorb the ‘battle field’ before us and strategize accordingly. If there is anything the last ten years have taught awakening sheeple, it is the interconnectivity of individuals/groups/entities. Let’s keep that in mind as we consider and articulate a heartfelt goal.

A flash in the pan will be instantly recognised and dismissed. Every new moon is different and this year’s in Aries must contend with the restrictions and constraintsariesNM18 of our local System. If we are wise, we will channel our fire power into working with it in order to gain the trust of those co-involved or adjacent and therefore affected. Once trust is established, progressive upgrades can be implemented.
The advice in the sky tells us that this goal will need time. Yes, yes, Uranus indicates a rocket booster start is on tap for ALL of us and that is extremely exciting! But in most cases for now, this is a personal revelation, insight, energy boost, connection made. I think of it like a super fertilizer or like lush rains after a drought. In good time, an efficient pace must be set.

You can happily expect a long haul and set mini-summits for regroup and assessment at regular intervals. Know that it will take some time to adjust your unique spices to the pot and that flavours change the longer they simmer together. What you start off with now will be radically different than what you end up with later and that will be an excellent sign you were and are on the right path. (You can also expect that not everyone will like your dish and that’s ok. Best to make peace with that now.)

All considered, the ruler of the New Energy Year is in an outstanding position and blessed with an increasing flow of support from Venus in Taurus. This Venus is a magnet for beauty, for highest form/function design, for intelligent pacing. She abhors drama, wasted or short-sighted effort and false celebrity. If your personal vital Force (Mars) commits to seeking the harmonic tug of best chemistry (Venus), I expect this next goal-work on your hero’s journey to be abundantly fertile.

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A Note about Here and Now: the reading above is about the ‘lay of the land’ from here to as far as the proverbial horizon. Since the parade of archetypes began their march through House Capricorn, the energy report has emphasized endurance, hard work and a repulsion to instant or cheap gratification. Yet there are many of us dealing with a Here and Now that makes it difficult to imagine a long haul with any sense of anticipation.
The square between the Capricorn stellium and the Aries stellium will greatly tax the mind/body/spirit cycle-integrations for everyone. You may be experiencing insomnia, unsettling dreamscapes, brain overload; skin rashes, outbreaks, excessive dryness; increased allergy issues; electrolyte imbalances causing muscle cramping, spasms; intestinal and bowel inflammation, irregularity; you may be seeking noticeably excessive food, excessive sex/together time; you may be quite grouchy/irritable/snappy about issues that surprise not only others but yourself. It can be a startling and upsetting time…

Some squares are exponentially worse than others! But they are also how we get a message, increase our conscious understanding and grow towards our goals. These weeks shall pass; try to think of them as the lab work of life. Experiment and adjust your theories/practice according to results.

I’m dealing with it and sometimes how I deal with it isn’t attractive or skillful. Still, I’m dealing with it in ways I wouldn’t be able to had I not done the work and come through what I’ve already come through. This is how an awakened life is … we learn as we go and sometimes shit happens. We pay attention and understand more and more and we see both the beautiful and the ugly because that is the way life is…Healing happens in every area of life and not always in even or clearly straightforward fashion. Healing has many detours most of the time. – Monaca Cassani (source)

 

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