Full Moon ECLIPSE in Scorpio

Friday, 10:34am: Full Moon Eclipse at 15 Scorpio.
Avoid social complications and risky situations.
Reality is bending, and we are being transformed.
Pluto has released a surge of life-transforming energy from the primordial depths.
It is also True Beltane today.

The key word is BALANCE. This Full Moon puts the focus on our relationships – business and personal. Clear the air, forge new agreements, speak the truth, and put energy into the neglected areas of your life. If something has been standing in your way, now is the time to deal with it. Get it done.

This one is an invitation — to follow the Messenger’s mythic, magical journey to reclaim the genius of your body mind and retrieve the brilliance of that fire that lights up the web through which the Cosmos enters you — the one we call the nervous system, linking you to the cosmos-neurological web of the Universe itself. This one is a daring, high-stakes mission — to rewild your mind and bring your life fully alive, just as spring does to the world.

In the ancient world, where Mercury was called Hermes, he was the god of finding and meeting, the guide of souls, and the trickster (the mythic figure who crosses time, space, and cultures).

your Holy Guardian Angel

by Arthur Rackham

“The Holy Guardian Angel is more than the projected image of our perfected self, or the voice of our conscience. It’s more than the inherent, innocent knowledge of right and wrong. It is more than the divine ear that hears us when we look to heaven and pray ‘oh God if you get me out of this I’ll never do anything so stupid again’.

But what that ‘more than‘ is, is difficult to discuss.

“Get your angel and have him explain” seems to be the advice of the Abramelin ritual.

Nevertheless since Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel is of such supreme importance to the spiritual career of the of the aspirant, it might be helpful to see how the concept might be more clearly illustrated. To do this I will briefly review the kabbalistic principles as they relate to the fundamental document of hermeticism, The Emerald Tablet of Hermes.

From Lon DuQuette (from The Golden Dawn Journal, The Art of Hermes): “Originally presented in the book of “The Secret Magic of Abramelin the Mage”; as an illustration of the basic format structure of the Abramelin operation, I used the Emerald Tablet of Hermes.”

Secret Keys of Freemasonry by Manly Palmer Hall. “

Check out the whole discussion here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHbe-yBWhwE&t=18s

Full Moon in Libra

April 6th, 2023: Full Moon at 16º Libra, opposing Chiron at 15º Aries
Also, Mercury conjunct North Node at 4º Taurus

The key word is BALANCE. This Full Moon puts the focus on our relationships – business and personal. Clear the air, forge new agreements, speak the truth, and put energy into the neglected areas of your life. If something has been standing in your way, now is the time to deal with it. Get it done.

With Chiron (the Healer) in the mix, our relationship traumas could come up. Face them and heal them – especially issues around codependency, trauma bonding and attachment wounds. Awareness, communication and healing are within reach! If we’ve been isolating, the Libra energy fosters reconnection with people.

Chiron shows us where to find the medicine to heal ourselves, and since it’s conjunct the Sun at 16º Aries (which is exalted), it’s about self-acceptance, motivation, and confidence. Refocus on your personal journey, and what you want to accomplish here on Earth.

On the same day Mercury conjuncts the North Node at 4º Taurus. This is the mind joining with destiny. There is insight into our future path or direction, however Taurus wants us to be grounded and in reality about it. How do we manifest our dreams? How do we make things happen in the real world? Taurus reminds us to connect with the physical world and use our five senses; what we see, feel, hear, smell, taste, and touch in front of us.

The Seven Talismans

Making a talisman for a planet gives one the power of attracting the Seven Planetary Forces. Unfortunately these metals are extremely expensive, or lethal (i.e. lead and quicksilver), but it’s still interesting to look at these correspondences. They apply to writing with different colored inks as well.

Gold is the Metal of the Sun
Silver is the Metal of the Moon
Iron is the Metal of Mars
Copper is the Metal of Venus
Quicksilver is the Metal of Mercury
Tin is the Metal of Jupiter
Lead is the Metal of Saturn

The 7 Kabbalistic Signs of the Planets are:

1. Moon: a Globe Divided by Two Middle Moons.

2. Mercury: a Cadeus and Cynocephalus.

3. Venus: a Sexual Lingam.

4. Sun: a Serpent with the Head of a Lion.

5. Mars: a Dragon biting a Swords Guard.

6. Jupiter: a Pentagram, or an Eagle’s Beak.

7. Saturn: a Limping Elder, or a Rock entwined by a Serpent.

The Governors of the Seven Planets are:

1. Gabriel: Moon
2. Raphael: Mercury
3. Uriel: Venus
4. Michael: Sun
5. Samael: Mars
6. Zachariel: Jupiter
7. Orifiel: Saturn

Also, the Seven Notes of the Lyre of Orpheus correspond to the Seven Planets. A Planetary note corresponds to each one of the Seven Colors of the Solar Prism. Alchemy is Intimately Related to Music.

~ Samael Aun Weor (1917-1977)

Full Moon in Virgo/ Saturn into Pisces

March 7, 2023: Full Moon at 16 Virgo. The sign of the Virgin, which represents “being whole”, pure, and uncorrupted. It unifies our health and our work, and inspires us to live in integrity. Beware of the obsession with perfection and overthinking.

If you feel overwhelmed by this full moon, go over to the Pisces Sun on the other side of the sky for guidance. Reconnect with your spirituality, faith, and the god of your heart. Reassure yourself that you are exactly where you need to be right now, and cleanse yourself and your home.

Also today, Saturn enters Pisces. This marks a huge change in the undercurrent of our lives and society. Saturn is authority, ambition and power, and represents the institutions in our world, as well as the structures of our lives. Pisces dissolves what it touches, and erodes the stability of Saturn, so Saturn isn’t too happy in Pisces.

The best way to handle this transit is to be aware of the qualities of “sacrifice” and “surrender”. Use them to navigate the realities in your life. Surrender to discipline, to your basic needs, to the reality of who you are and what you want to accomplish. This will be a great few years to focus on bettering yourself, and supporting the growth of people around you.

Venus, Jupiter, Chiron conjunct in Pisces

March 1st, 2023 Venus conjunct Jupiter at 17 Pisces (Tropically at 12 Aries)

Venus and Jupiter are two of the most positive planets in astrology, and they both shine brightest in the sign of Pisces! Their true natures are easily expressed here, so this conjunction is particularly significant. Pisces is the Great Mystery; the sign of hope, and connection with the divine.

Venus is the planet of attraction, love, art, romance, friendship and parties. Venus is exalted in the sign of Pisces, so she is completely at home in the gentle sweetness of this sign. Jupiter rules Pisces, and the planet’s flowing abundance, riches and luck appear naturally here. Venus and Jupiter coming together is one of the most auspicious planetary aspects! It highlights how we have wisened up, realized new truths about ourselves, and opened to love. This is a time to trust your instincts, follow your wisdom, and stand in the truth. A miracle could happen.

As Venus and Jupiter meet, they will be two degrees away from the great healer, Chiron, which symbolizes deep healing and a new receptiveness to love, abundance, creativity and feelings. We might feel our wounds deeply and want to run away, but the key is to move towards them. Embrace your wounds, feel the pain, and say to yourself “I’m willing to heal this.” The conjunction with Venus will bring up our wounds around love, particularly our self worth. The conjunction with Jupiter could bring up wounds around wealth, abundance and self esteem.

I’m curious if the conjunction can be seen in the evening sky as one huge star on March 1st and 2nd. Go take a look outside and bask in the loving emanation. Breakthroughs and miracles can occur, so notice the Magick happening around you.

“Old wounds around love, and being worthy of it. Abundance, and deserving it. Creativity and having it, Autonomy and claiming it.”

Full Moon in Leo

Sunday, February 5, 2023: FULL MOON at 17 LEO Magical Day. A Full Moon (potential) in Leo (ruled by the SUN) on a Sunday is fabulous for Sun Magick! It’s a rare event, allowing magicians to fully access the enormous power of the Sun. Just Do It! Magick to increase the Will, creativity, greatness, leadership, romance, and all things artistic. Tarot card of the day is Strength – tame your inner lion with compassion and patience.

Explore your creativity this weekend and let yourself stand out. Today is the day of the heart. Have fun and play with some unstructured time. This enhances your imagination which is oh so important.

Go for a walk in the SUN

Rejecting Shame

Rejecting Shame

Shame can be a powerful force in our life. It is the trademark of dysfunctional families.

Authentic, legitimate guilt is the feeling or thought that what we did is not okay. It indicates that our behavior needs to be corrected or altered, or an amend needs to be made.

Shame is an overwhelming negative sense that who we are isn’t okay. Shame is a no-win situation. We can change our behaviors, but we can’t change who we are. Shame can propel us deeper into self-defeating and sometimes self-destructive behaviors.

What are the things that can cause us to feel shame? We may feel ashamed when we have a problem or someone we love has a problem. We may feel ashamed for making mistakes or for succeeding. We may feel ashamed about certain feelings or thoughts. We may feel ashamed when we have fun, feel good, or are vulnerable enough to show ourselves to others. Some of us feel ashamed just for being.

Shame is a spell others put on us to control us, to keep us playing our part in dysfunctional systems. It is a spell many of us have learned to put on ourselves.

Learning to reject shame can change the quality of our life. It’s okay to be who we are. We are good enough. Our feelings are okay. Our past is okay. It’s okay to have problems, make mistakes, and struggle to find our path. It’s okay to be human and cherish our humanness.

Accepting ourselves is the first step toward recovery. Letting go of shame about who we are is the next important step.

Today, I will watch for signs that I have fallen into shame’s trap. If I get hooked into shame, I will get myself out by accepting myself and affirming that it’s okay to be who I am.

From The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie ©1990, Hazelden Foundation. All rights reserved.

Andie McDowell on aging

“Aging is not about losing your beauty. I really don’t feel like I’m losing my beauty. I just feel like it’s a different kind of beauty.”

At the age of 64, Andie MacDowell raised a very significant point about the perception of aging women in Hollywood. But it’s really not just about celebrities; it’s about our whole society. These questions should have been brought to light much earlier.

“What I would like for all of us to do is to stop and consider how we think about mature men and how we think about mature women and really start gauging what we say and what we project. We need to! There are changes that need to be made for my generation of women and the next. I just want people to reflect on it,” the actress shared her point of view.

MacDowell does not consider her opinion to be the only right one, but she has already made her choice, accepting her age and the changes it brings. For her, the question of aging naturally and gracefully was resolved. “I feel more honest. I feel like I’m not pretending. I feel like I’m embracing right where I am. I feel really comfortable. And in a lot of ways, I think it’s more striking on my face. I just feel like it suits me,” she explained.

Week of January 16th

There’s a lot going on this week!

First off, there’s the last vestiges of the Saturn-Uranus square, which creates big drama between the traditional and progressive sides of our society. It was a catalyst for the seismic shifts in 2021 and 2022. Perhaps we will notice some of these themes coming up this week.

Wednesday, January 18th: Mercury turns direct at 8 Capricorn

Friday, January 20th: Sun enters Aquarius.

Saturday, January 21st: New Moon at 1°32 Aquarius – at 12:53 pm PT

Sunday, January 22nd: Lunar New Year of the Water Rabbit. This will be a much calmer year, but try to get chores and debts done by Sunday.
Uranus direct at 14 Taurus. It awakens energies from 2021/2022, plus the eclipse energies from last year. Eclipses activate a change in direction, plus the the arrival and the exit of people in our lives. It’s part of larger story about reinvention as well as evolving our relationship with money, stability, security, and fertility.

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