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Uranus into Taurus

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May 15: Uranus into Taurus at 8:16am.
Mars into Aquarius at 9:55pm.

…and then May 17th, Kilauea explodes in a violent eruption. Coincidence? Could be. But it’s kinda weird how some natural disaster occurs each time Uranus changes signs. Last time Uranus changed signs from Pisces to Aries, we had the giant 9.0 earthquake in Japan. It occurred literally as the planet was stationing and about to ingress. This time it’s an explosion of the earth. Uranus rules sudden events, explosions, change, rebellion, clearing of stale energy. And Taurus is an earth sign 🙂

From Empowering astrology:

“We are starting a new phase of our lives. Wherever Taurus sits in your chart is the area that needs fresh, revitalizing energy. New ways of doing things will show up, along with one where we’ll have to reinvent a particular area of our lives. With new beginnings come new awareness — or confusion. Nevertheless, now that Uranus is in Taurus, something has powerfully changed.
It’s hard to know for certain what will shift over the coming eight years — Uranus has a habit of surprising us — but my sign-by-sign guide to Uranus in Taurus is a good place to start, linked below. Since Uranus is a planet of consciousness and evolution, my recommendation is to meditate on what these key themes for your sign mean for you. If you are a Scorpio, for example, what is the role of relationship in your life? What needs to change in how you interact, partner, or compromise with people? How can you see this part of your life in a new way?
I also received a request to talk more about this idea of emotional and spiritual hoarding — something I mention in my main Uranus in Taurus article, linked below. What you need to know is that Taurus’s core impulse is to accumulate, an instinct that can serve it well. But when this instinct becomes imbalanced, accumulation can lead to hoarding, which is a pathological need to hold onto things whether it’s stuff, food, or garbage. While Taurus is an earth sign, meaning it works at the level of our physical reality, we may have Taurus in a part of our chart that speaks to things that are intangible — feelings, emotions, even our unconscious.
We have bodies that go beyond our physical body. We have to take awareness of what we’ve accumulated in our etheric and astral bodies as much as the physical. This is what I mean by emotional and spiritual hoarding — the things we’re holding onto in the invisible.
In order to for us to see positive growth in the area of our chart that Uranus is now traveling through, we have to become aware of what’s there already. And since Taurus is a sign that tends to get unsettled when it has to let go of something, there’s likely something you’re holding on to that needs to go for your soul’s evolution. Like I said in yesterday’s update, safe is great until it’s holding us back from growth.
Now we start the “un-Taurusing” of Taurus.
PS — I’ll talk more about this in my Uranus in Taurus webinar on Saturday, May 19. I’ll go through what this means for each sign plus what this new era means for us collectively. You’ll also get to ask questions, too, and the webinar comes with the recording, which is great if you can’t attend live. Details and registration below. ❤
Read More:
Webinar: Uranus in Taurus
http://empoweringastrology.com/webinar-uranus-in-taurus
Uranus in Taurus: Earthquake
http://empoweringastrology.com/uranus-in-taurus-earthquake
Uranus in Taurus: Sign by Sign
http://empoweringastrology.com/uranus-in-taurus-sign-by-sign

 

 

New Moon in Aries

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Aries New Moon at 6:57pm Pacific.

Every year, the New Moon in Aries starts an entirely new astrological cycle for the upcoming twelve months.  This is because Aries is the first sign of the zodiac, and the New Moon sparks off new beginnings. Today is a significant day. What would you like to develop this year? What do you want to grow in your life? Today we plant the seeds.

Every new idea or direction starts with a spark of inspiration that activates an individual’s nature. What are you drawn towards? Aries is the spark. It’s the first sign of the zodiac, as well as the first fire sign, and the Sun always transits Aries in the Spring. Fire is the only element that’s a reaction between two elements – it’s not tangible. Fire heats things up, consumes all it touches and spreads quickly. When fire touches the human spirit, we become motivated, inspired and productive. We lead the pack, but we’re also not afraid to stand alone. We become pioneers and explore the fringes of society. We tackle our challenges with a wellspring of drive and energy.

From Empowering Astrology:

“The Aries New Moon is conjunct — astrology speak for in the same position — the planet Uranus. Now, Uranus has been in Aries since 2010-2011, kicking off revolutions both personal and global. We’ve had to start over more than a few times. We’ve had breakthroughs. We’ve had our thinking altered, our consciousness awakened. We’re very different people than we were seven years ago.

This new moon, in many ways, represents a culmination of our work during Uranus’s journey through Aries. Meaning, whatever changes kicked off in 2011, whatever revolutions began, will have their denouement during this lunar month. In short, what you started working toward in 2011 will come to a climax in the coming four weeks. Are you ready for the big reveal?

Even more, the new moon points its energy over to Mars in Capricorn, a sign that injects seriousness and responsibility into the mix. And thank goodness for Capricorn because it’s a sign that’s a bit slow-and-steady-wins-the-race versus Aries’s impulsiveness. Further, Mars is conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, so while we may be pumping the breaks with this new moon, it’s Pluto that’s creating a very hard boundary.
When we put this together, this lunar month will be seeded with powerful new beginnings, one that may draw a line between an old life and a new life. We may feel a rebirth, a transformation from the proverbial fire. We may feel restless and motivated to make a change. Although unpredictable, Uranus has a tendency to show us what’s holding us back and demand we let it go.

Mercury also turns direct on the day of the new moon, adding to an unsteady energy. Information may pour out as a result. Plus, that Mars-Pluto combo has a tendency to be volcanic, pulling up emotions and releasing suppressed energy. If we’re looking for a do over, this is our new moon.
Some tips for working with the energy of this new moon. Again, exercise is your friend this lunar month. Of course, be very aware of your body lest you create an injury. Second, fire needs air, so make sure you’re breathing long deep breaths. Lastly, challenge your thinking of yourself or how you see the world. Try something new, especially if it’s out of your comfort zone.
Another thing to be aware of is that Aries, in its negative expression, has a tendency to be argumentative and aggressive. You may be itching for a fight. You may have a bout of road rage. Try not to burn everything down with this new moon; instead, taking time to meditate or go for a walk. Mars, thankfully has support from Neptune, reminding us to channel the higher expression of Mars — positive breakthroughs and transformation.
Note that Uranus will leave Aries for Taurus on May 15. We’re in the homestretch of a powerful seven year journey to discover our real selves.

 

From Ronnie Pontiac:

In April Chiron will leave Pisces and enter Aries. Most astrologers describe Chiron as the wounded healer. It’s place in our charts is said to indicate our deepest wounds. But Chiron also involves teaching and mentorship, including guidance of the next generation.

Chiron is completing its circuit around the zodiac. Chiron in Pisces suggests wounds caused by religion or by lack of spirituality. A crisis of faith, pervasive cultural rigidity as traditions dissolve, widespread confusion, and nostalgia for the past can make Chiron in Pisces feel like end times.
But the real end time is Chiron in Aries as a new cultural cycle begins. Real hippies will squint at those years 1968 to 1976 because they brought Altamont, glitter rock and disco. The new generation arrives and in some way that generation inaugurates everything that comes after them. The sometimes reckless idealism of the hippies was the end of a forty year cycle, the cynicism of their younger sibs was the beginning of the next. That cycle is now ending.
In April as Chiron enters Aries until 2027, with a couple of backslides into Pisces at first, we can expect breakthroughs in healing, in underground culture, in education. Aries is war and it is possible that Chiron brings the painful catharsis of war. After all, Chiron was a mentor to Achilles the most famous killer in history. But it is also possible that at long last the wounds that cause war receive the attention they need. How health and education are done in our world will be changing more than many of us can imagine.
For each of us this is a good time to survey our history with healing, teaching, and being taught. Come April embrace new methods, new information, new expectations in these areas. Aries sun, moon, or asc people expect major healing ahead. Pisces people hopefully you’ve healed some of those deep wounds since 2010. You won’t be feeling like the crisis is happening in your waters much longer. A question for all of us: what can you appreciate about what Chiron in Pisces has taught you?

What is Magick?

Excellent insights here 🙂

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Magick is the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.

Science refers to the faculty of intellect to examine, test, label and arrange information in a consistent and therefore reliable manner. Art refers to the faculty of emotion to experience, experiment, express and be exalted by the information in an ever-changing and therefore unpredictable manner.

However, it is only unpredictable to the consciousness, and it is the consciousness which deals in things we call Science and Art. The unconscious—that is what Sees All. Consider that what differentiates man from other entities and animals is the function of his Ruach; i.e. the ability to use a symbol to convey a meaning not inherent within it. This allows for a circular process of thinking that expands infinitely outwards from a seed. It is precisely this function that allows the formation of Ego. This also describes the function…

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Full Moon in Libra

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We’re still under the effect of Saturday’s romantic full moon in Libra. Anything started last October 2017 is reaching a culmination this week. The foundations of all our partnerships are up for review, and we are seeing if they have the inherent stability to last through the Spring.

But the strongest vibe is coming from the Saturn – Mars conjunction in Capricorn occurring today. This happens every two years – but this is the first time it’s happened in the sign of Capricorn for several decades. These two drive our ambitions and fan the fires of hard work. This conjunction today inspires us to a begin a new story for our lives. Where do you need to work harder? It’s a new start where we can create the discipline and drive to reach a new level of achievement. Today we get real and TAKE COMMAND.

Mars and Saturn together want us to make something of ourselves. Get real, bust your illusions and explore your limits.

From Ronnie Pontiac:

“Monday Mars conjunct Saturn is exact and quite strong all week. This can be a very frustrating and irritating aspect. Limitations, the past, older folks, authority figures, scarcity and the other troop of Saturn themes can cause anger, exhaustion, criticism, depression and pessimism. Better to use this energy for hard work, for refining goals, for learning things that can improve your activities.

The Mercury retrograde and Saturn themes continue on Wednesday as Mercury square Mars is exact and Thursday about an hour and a half after midnight when Mercury square Saturn is exact. Both of these aspects can make this a quarrelsome week. Resist the urge to argue about things that you can’t change. Try not to be sharp with others because you’re bugged by some problem you can’t yet solve. These are good aspects for editing , for learning, and for teaching, but you may have to drag yourself up each step at first.

Saturday Venus trine Saturn is exact a wonderful aspect for art and romance but in a restrained, calm way. Learn from beauty. Let harmony inspire you to organize your life. Set boundaries in relationships. Meditation can provide pleasant experiences. A good time for exercise and wholesome nutrition on all levels.

Next Sunday the dead of the moon begins and with Mercury still retrograde it’s not a good time for starting new ventures. Use this week to get some rest, you’ll be needing energy for April.

April 14 Jupiter sextile Pluto and Mars sextile Neptune are exact, war and hostility can expand rapidly but so can opportunity and optimism. April 15 Mercury turns direct. April 17 Saturn is stationary retrograde giving the month a heavy Saturn flavor. Keep it simple. Learn well. Get extra rest. April 18th sun conjunct Uranus is exact providing some surprises and excitement, hopefully greater freedom as well, and Chiron leaves Pisces to enter Aries (see my most recent astrological note on my profile for more about that). April 22 on Earth Day Pluto turns stationary retrograde. This promises to be a very impactful Earth Day, power will be displayed.

With Saturn and Pluto so influential this month meditation is your friend. Current events are going to become even more exhausting and frustrating. As individuals we’ll be facing the hard lessons of Saturn and the painful healing that Pluto brings. For best results with Saturn streamline, be frugal with energy and resources, study the facts, accept weakness and strengthen it with practice, know your limitations. For best results with Pluto look for areas requiring repair and reform, look for the common good, surrender what cannot belong to your future.”

Hail unto the mighty Spring

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Sun into Aries: 9:15am Pacific.

Happy Spring Equinox and Thelemic New Year! Today, with the Sun’s entrance into Aries, we start a new astrological year. Try to plant something today, or pledge yourself to something you’d like to grow in your life this year. Whether it is courage, strength or love, you will harvest it in the Autumn.

Here is a prayer that His Holiness the Dalai Lama recites every morning as part of his waking rituals. This applies to all beliefs around the world – and you can pray for this too:

Bodhisattva Prayer for Humanity

“May I be a guard for those who need protection
A guide for those on the path
A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood

May I be a lamp in the darkness
A resting place for the weary
A healing medicine for all who are sick
A vase of plenty, a tree of miracles
And for the boundless multitudes of living beings

May I bring sustenance and awakening
Enduring like the earth and sky
Until all beings are freed from sorrow
And all are awakened.

New Moon of the Fish

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New Moon in Pisces: March 17, 2018 at 6:12am Pacific.
Mars into Capricorn at 9:40am

This New Moon is extremely healing to our personal, emotional and spiritual lives. Chiron, the Wounded Healer, is conjunct the Sun and Moon in Pisces on Saturday. This brings extra depth to the healing vibe of this aspect. We have explored our deep sensitivities over the last month with the Sun and it’s entourage swimming through the sign of the fish. This New Moon is the final revelation for our growth over the past month, and it’s a good time to be in tune with our instincts and where the flow of our life is taking us.

Events in our lives are unfolding that spur deep healing on our past emotional wounds, so we can let our baggage go. With the Sun’s entrance into Aries on Tuesday, heralding the Spring Equinox, we begin a fresh new astrological year, so this weekend is the final purification.

If we reflect on the past month, we will see the enormous healing we have undertaken in our emotional lives and patterns.

Austin Coppock:
“Although the New Moon does not technically take place until around dawn on Saturday, this is more the night of the New Moon than tomorrow. As the Sun and Moon come together in Pisces, look back over the last month, and reflect on what understandings emerged. What pearls will you walk away from the Sun’s time in oceanic Pisces this year?”

https://smartmindmag.com/march-17th-the-most-powerful-healing-new-moon/?c=educate:

“On March 17th, the sun, the new moon, and the planetoid Chiron will all be huddled together gracing the sky in the sensitive zodiac sign of Pisces. This may sound cosy and blissful, as Chiron is an immensely healing planet, Pisces is intuitive, soft, and sensual, and the sun is warm, energising, and illuminating. However, the moon will be at its darkest and in its shadow stage. This means that any painful lessons that we have tried to ignore and deny will be forcing their way to the surface, and they won’t disappear, so we’ll have no option but to confront and deal with them.
Emotional and sensitive Pisces will be doing its best to highlight our unhealed emotional wounds, fears, and insecurities. But thankfully, Chiron is right on hand to offer empathy, compassion, and gentle, soothing, loving care.
During this new moon we will likely notice we feel pulled toward others in the hope that they will do the work for us and validate our irrational thoughts and feelings, even though it would benefit us more if we worked on self-love and self-acceptance as a way of calming our ego.
When our ego is out of control our mind creates chaotic circumstances, and if we believe all the drama going on in our head, what starts off quietly in our internal world quickly manifests into the external world in a disorderly and dysfunctional way.

Low self-esteem is one of the major issues that will be arising on this new moon, even for those who think they are self-confident and self-assured. Therefore, we will notice that the collective energy is one that is seeking out external support, encouragement, and guidance, rather than learning how to find and embrace these things within ourselves.
Validation can be a beautiful bonding tool for connection. However, we should never have to seek or demand it from anyone, although many of us regularly do. Validation is only meaningful when it is offered freely and sincerely, and not when we have had to force it out of someone through tantrums or manipulation. It doesn’t need words. We just need to know we are safe, held, and deeply accepted, and that is enough to calm our insecurities and fears, whether validation is self-given or comes from another person.
Chiron has been resting in the sign of Pisces since May 2010 and won’t be leaving until March 2019, and while it is fused there it will be doing a tremendous amount of work to help us become aware of our open, festering wounds that persistently taunt and trigger us. Whenever the sun and moon are in close transition to Chiron we receive the opportunity to notice what is causing us the most amount of emotional pain, and to see exactly where our pain is rooted.
The majority of the wounds that Chiron awakens us to are the ones that begun in our early childhood or adolescent years, so they are often firmly embedded in, causing us to feel like they are part of who we are. The moment we notice exactly what is causing so much hurt and anguish within our psyche, we create a tremendous shift that propels us on a healing journey so we can rationally process what we went through, why we are still holding on to underlying emotions and beliefs, and, most importantly, how we can transcend through it to reach a place of inner peace and bliss.
Although it may seem easier to distract ourselves and not pay attention to what goes on below the surface, when we ignore our core wounds, all that happens is they will cry out for attention in a variety of harmful ways, and this results in trauma and destruction in many of our personal relationships. We will subconsciously keep replaying the same stories over and again in the hope that whatever is upset, rejected, suppressed, or angry on the inside will eventually get the chance to be heard, healed, and freed.
Chiron is the exact energy needed to dig in deep and softly touch the areas that are raw and tender, as parts of us have felt lost and abandoned while we distracted ourselves within the busyness of life. We may have tried to mask or numb these aching aspects of our internal selves by turning to toxic relationships, alcohol, drugs, or addictions of various kinds that may seem harmless at first glance, but on a soul level are serving to sustain the damage we have held for years.
This bruising, that almost all of us hold within our emotional bodies, may regularly be touched and triggered. When that happens eruptions occur and our emotions will flare up, seemingly out of nowhere. New and full moons are intense energetic periods, and are known for highlighting and magnifying our unhealed and repressed emotional wounds. This is why during these amplified lunar phases we often feel tightly coiled and as though the slightest irritation could send us off balance and reeling toward a mini meltdown.
Chiron is here to support our personal growth so that we shift from wounded, pain-filled beings into free-spirited, light-hearted, carefree souls, purely through the realisation and fearless self-acceptance that our shadowy dark side—that we keep hidden—is nothing to feel scared of or ashamed about. We can reach in and hold out a hand to our inner child that has sat in the darkness tortured by abandonment and rejection. Slowly we can gain the trust of the parts of ourselves that we have pushed away and dismissed, and we can offer an unconditionally loving embrace to show that we accept each part of ourselves; the dark, the light, and every shade in between.
New moons are a time of new beginnings and they open the doorway to our subconscious mind; therefore, this lunation deliver the ideal space to softly and slowly travel inward so that we can delicately communicate with all that we’ve pushed aside. When we do this we will notice magnificent transformation not just in the way we feel about ourselves, but also how we connect and communicate with the people around us, particularly within our most intimate relationships.
When we are entering a healing phase, it is vital that we nurture and nourish ourselves, and as water is a powerful healing element we can enhance our healing by indulging ourselves with by soaking in an Epsom Salt bath and adding a soothing essential oil, or if possible going somewhere where it is possible to bathe outdoors under the starlit sky.
If we are staying indoors during the new moon we can put on music that speaks to our soul and relax fully knowing that we are safe, supported, and held in the lunar energy that is emanating from above. Once we feel settled and peaceful we can then ask the questions we have been longing to find answers to, so we connect to our innermost desires. When we locate what our heart longs for, we will also then discover what painful emotions are creating resistance, and from there we will find a way to heal the wounds that have caused us to be weighed down and to remain stuck, repeating similar scenarios for so long.
All that is needed is silence, faith, and the fearlessness to travel inward knowing that whatever is unveiled during this healing process is perfectly acceptable, as we are all divine beings and we are all already perfect and precious—regardless of the stories our critical mind might tell.
This Pisces new moon, with Chiron’s healing influence, is the greatest opportunity for wound-healing we will receive throughout this entire year. It is a temporary portal that allows us access to the darkest parts of our soul, but to enter, we have to take a deep breath, be willing to be vulnerable, and bravely dive in to the core of our being. Responsibilities may be pressing you to come up with a solution but it’s questionable whether the choices you’re making are leading you down the right path or whether you’re going down a rabbit hole on some wild, mushroom-gathering mission.
What if I told you that whatever you’re doing lately (or not doing at all) is actively contributing to the dissolution of what’s not working for you? What if deep down, your intuition was guiding you to focus on those things that are somehow contributing to your discomfort, disillusionment, disorder and despair – even disease?

It’s possible that what you’re doing, however creative, is purposely serving to break down any ego-attachments.
Look at any suffering as a voluntary choice to go against your own spiritual evolution. How much do you want it if it only brings your mind/body down? How much do you need it? Either way – dissolution, destruction, extinction, transcendence… to Spirit, it’s the same thing.
#ᴀᴤᴛʀᴏʟᴏɢʏØʄɴᴏᴡ Ch ♓ – ♀/♂
#FlakersAndFakers
PISCES NEW MOON (26°♓53′ ) is on Saturday, March 17 01:12 UTC. Get set to make an intention on how to let go.

LOVE ZOMBIE WARNING:
Be aware that this much pure vibe in Pisces can trigger a Love Zombie relapse.
Police your own mind like you are the riot squad and avoid falling into a ‘stalking your ex/crush/whoever’ pothole.
And INSTEAD, use this vibe to get stunning insights re anything thing, person or substance that you would place even vaguely on the addiction or co-dependency spectrum.

 

Stephen Hawking on Prediction and Astrology

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Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog

“Watch out for wormholes: you never know what may come out of them.” 
— Stephen Hawking

 One of the first things people want to know about Tarot is how it works. Most seasoned practitioners will admit they haven’t a clue but have considered a few possibilities including:

  • Carl Jung’s theory of synchronicity (not really a theory but rather a belief in meaningful coincidence) 
  • Quantum physics (theory of entanglement, etc.)
  • Psychological projection (as a kind of Rorschach test)
  • Contact with a Spiritual Being, Higher Self, Universal Consciousness or paranormal force
  • Magic(k) (an as-yet-unknown scientific principle)
  • One’s subconscious directing the placement of the cards
  • Self-fulfilling prophecies
  • A mentalist’s set of cold-reading tricks conjoined with the Barnum Effect

I was fascinated to see that the physicist, Stephen Hawking, in The Universe in a Nutshell (albeit a rehash of his earlier work) addresses this very concern. In a chapter called “Predicting the Future,” he compares astrology…

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