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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Update: What just happened?!

Long-time readers here will appreciate seeing this update from a guest on Neptune and the Oak back in June 2014. So very happy for you, Veronica!

The Sacred Architecture of Here and Now

It’s been four years since I began this journey through the blog-o-sphere and about three since I’ve contributed anything to this space. I stopped posting in 2014 because I realized that my ego had grown too attached to the 365-Day Creativity Challenge I committed to. The challenge was a wonderful learning experience and since then I’ve grown so much as a writer, design professional, and person. Now, for some reason, it feels right to come back.

The year is ending with a bang:

  • One month ago I moved to Costa Rica.
  • Five days after moving to Costa Rica I met an integral designer on a bus who needed an architect for a climate park project with the University of Peace and in less than a week I had the job I was born for.
  • Saturn moved into Capricorn a week ago, initiating me into my first Saturn return.
  • Last Friday…

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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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