Grounding into February’s Full Moon in Virgo

Celestial bodies continue to encourage us to evolve with more shifts this month…

Chiron moves into Aries on Monday the 18th, at 2:10 am MST, calling forth our courage. Surrendering our wounds while Chiron was in Pisces allows for our inspired expression now.

The Sun slips from Aquarius to Pisces that same afternoon at 4:04 pm MST. Pisces holds artistry, unity, and mastery in a chamber of mystery. Tapping into our dreamscapes enriches our journey on both sides of the veil. The capacity for healing to occur in our dreams
is heightened now, and great power can be found when we intentionally engage it.

Meanwhile, the Moon waxes toward fullness and will rise at 8:53 am MST on Tuesday, February 19th, at zero degrees of Virgo. It forms an inconjunction to Chiron at zero degrees Aries, and invites us to heal old, lingering wounds around self-confidence. It trines both Uranus at 29° Aries and Mars at 3° Taurus, connecting 2 elements of earth and fire, and 3 modes of operation: mutable Virgo, cardinal Aries, and fixed Taurus.

Grounding into Earth is important now. Virgo’s Full Moon shines a light on what works and what does not. It loves efficiency, order, logic, process, and routine. It rules the areas of our lives that are conscious, earthly, and health-oriented. While Pisces, whose sunlight it reflects now, loves poetry, flow, intuition, being, and mystery. It rules the areas of our lives that are unconscious, artistic, and spiritual.

By bringing Spirit down to Earth through our thoughts, words, and actions everyday, we demonstrate the powerful perfection of the Pisces/Virgo energies. February’s Full Moon in Virgo spotlights the dreams that we’re manifesting. Do we like what we’ve created enough to celebrate it? Do we move through our days consciously? Gratefully? Gracefully?

A recent winter retreat found me basking in the bits of sunshine splashed on these sacred mountains where the Ute Indians once dwelled in peace. Walking by the flowing river by day, soaking in the healing mineral springs by night, seeing eagles, coyotes, a flock of bluebirds, families of deer, and more crows than I could count, I was reminded how easy healing is
when I’m present, and how generous the natural world is with its gifts of beauty and grace.

One of my walks led me to a medicine wheel where a prayer cairn holds a magnificent bronze eagle that was dedicated to Dennis Weaver upon his transition to the Great Mystery. People who visit this memorial park are invited to place prayer cairns upon and around the wheel. Serenity enveloped me as I entered the space, and like the eagle, my intentions rode a thermal wave of energy skyward. It’s a quiet place of power, this park, where humans and nature coexist peacefully in harmony and hope. February’s Full Moon in Virgo will find me celebrating this state of grace ~ where our co-creation reflects the mystery and the mastery of life perfectly.

Blessings, Always, For All Relations ~
Christina

Happy New Moon in Aquarius ~ the #whatelseispossible Moon!

There is an exact sextile between Neptune at 15º Pisces and Saturn at 15º Capricorn, and today’s New Moon, on February 4th, 2019 at 2:03 pm MST, is positioned precisely in between them at 15º Aquarius. This forms two semisextiles – one that is waxing to Neptune and one that is waning to Saturn.

Neptune and Saturn represent completely different energy patterns, bringing what is ideal (Neptune/Pisces) and what is realistic (Saturn/Capricorn) into our field of awareness. Sextiles are generally cooperative, giving us a boost of momentum to move forward.

With the semisextiles in place, this New Moon’s cycle is inviting us not only to examine what we’re willing to do, and choose which way we’re going to go, but also to assess our progress (or lack thereof) from the past. 

Have we released enough of what needs to go in order to manifest our dreams and co-create what is possible for our collective highest good, or do we have more cleaning up to do?

Are we ready to forgive the past, each other, and ourselves for what was and what is?

Do we trust ourselves and each other to give structure to what our imaginations are showing us so that we can build new ground to stand upon together?

While we consider these questions, we may well notice a strong pull to stay entrenched in the status quo – or, at the very least, we may sense mounting tensions as we attempt to break free.

Capricorn shows us the limits of our current evolutionary level of maturity, while Aquarius takes us into the future – the realm of unlimited possibilities. Saturn is moving closer to Pluto in Capricorn, while Uranus and Mars are joining forces in the end degree of Aries. Uranus is the ruling planet of Aquarius that shakes us out of Saturn’s ruts, and Mars is the ruling planet of Aries that drives us to reach out and express our desires. Aries is all about survival – of self, species, and life. It shows us a new beginning – with Uranus and Mars there, we’re given the gift of aligning with a brighter tomorrow.

Meanwhile, a challenging square from both Uranus and Mars in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn calls us to make sure that loose ends are cleaned up and transformed. Pluto always initiates changes for the higher, collective good – it’s less concerned with ego-driven personal power struggles. We can only change what we’re willing to look at and own.

At the same time, another square from Neptune in Pisces to Jupiter in Sagittarius reminds us to see things from a higher, idealistic view, but warns against overreaching. Fortunately, a trine takes us from Uranus and Mars to Venus in Capricorn, where a more mature expression of love awaits.

With the fiery Aries energy squaring earthy Capricorn, and the old/new, real/ideal, push/pull energy patterns in play, the more time we take to mindfully assess and restructure our beliefs, patterns, values, and behaviors, the better off we’ll be – both personally and collectively. As this month’s New Moon emerges, the question really comes down to this:

How much better can we be?

Happy New Moon in Aquarius ~ the #whatelseispossible Moon.

Blessings always, and hope for what else is possible…
~ Christina

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Welcome February ~ inhale love, exhale joy, repeat…

Feeling feisty as February begins? You’re likely not alone, as the month kicks off with some fairly provocative energies – football reference not intended, but hey, if it fits…
We’ll do well to watch out for impulsivity, impatience, and knee-jerk reactions with strong Mars energies activating in Aries, and quickly approaching Uranus there.

When we’re not counting to ten and taking deep breaths, we can tap into the creative fiery trine between Uranus and Mars in Aries and Venus in Sagittarius in the first few days of the month.

Jupiter will join the fiery flow soon enough just after the New Moon on the 4th, so engaging in something creative and fun that feeds our spirits – while not overdoing it – brings expansion.

More to come on the New Moon at 15° Aquarius on February 4th soon! For now, here’s to taking a collective deep breath of higher love, and exhaling joy.

Waning Gibbous Half-Moon in Scorpio Blessings ~

At 2:10 pm MST today, January 27, 2019, the waning gibbous moon will reach her halfway point at 7° Scorpio. She will make an exact square from to the Sun (and an almost exact one to Mercury) in Aquarius and form a T-square to Uranus in the end degrees of Aries.

As one of many squares that are in the skies right now, this one, between the airy masculine energy of the Sun and the watery feminine energy of the Moon, emphasizes our challenge to connect to what’s important in the bigger picture of our lives, for the collective win.

To encourage our evolution even more, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn square Mars in Aries. All of these strong planets and signs want their way, so tensions could mount and/or erupt. Neptune in Pisces also squares Venus and Jupiter in Sagittarius, pitting more feminine watery energies against male fiery ones.

Fortunately, where there are challenges, there are always gifts. Today, these include a watery trine from the Moon in Scorpio to Neptune in Pisces inviting surrender, flow, faith, and love.

Fiery trines between Mars and Uranus in Aries to Venus and Jupiter in Sagittarius lift our level of love and understanding higher, as we find new, cooperative ways to assert our individuality where all involved feel a level of freedom. 

An out-of-element trine between Chiron in the end degrees of Pisces to Ceres in the beginning degrees of Sagittarius fosters healing. Ceres shows us how to nurture and mother ourselves – in Sagittarius, expansion and freedom are gestated. If we flow with this restorative current and have fun with our self-care routine, we’ll receive the liberating gifts of unconditional love. We can embrace this healing flow even more if we get outside in nature. 

Finally, an exact cooperative sextile between Saturn in Capricorn to Neptune in Pisces helps us bridge the gap between what is real and what is ideal.

How can our higher selves show up in our daily lives so that we flow with our divine plan?

What dreams can we manifest when we consciously work toward them?

What can we surrender to become love?

Blessings, always ~
Christina

Embracing the Spirit of January’s Total Lunar Eclipse ~

Tonight’s Full Moon is expanding in the last half of Cancer’s realm now. It’s fast approaching the north lunar node and will tow it along as it waxes full and is totally eclipsed, in the beginning degrees of Leo tonight. 

I sat to write this post yesterday afternoon, at the exact moment that the Moon opposed Saturn in Capricorn and created a T-square to Mars in Aries. It got my attention. Since all I’ve been wanting to do lately is to practice radical self-care, I followed my instinct and did that instead. This morning finds me rested and able to share my musings on how to flow with the shifting tides of the Moon’s energy field.  

Cancer is the sign that the Moon governs. Imagine a caring nanny watching over her children as they learn to become who they are meant to be. The Moon does this for us, too, when we let her into our hearts and follow her lead from there.

Tuning into the omniscient guidance system of our emotional bodies not only smooths out the bumps on the road, but also elevates the journey. Mary Oliver, the beloved, brilliant soul who left this earthly realm earlier this week echoed the Moon’s truth in her poem, Wild Geese ~ “…You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.” 

When we are courageous enough to take deep breaths, laugh with our little ones, cry over losses, and give shelter to ourselves when we’re in shadowy places, we are heeding and flowing with the wisdom of the Moon. She never misguides us. Instead, like the loving governess who has our highest growth and development in mind, she shows us the way forward.

Tonight, the way forward holds the promise of light.

As the Moon beams full in Leo, the role of governing our emotional bodies is given to the Sun, who will eclipse it and assist us in severing ties to that which limits our expansion.

Eclipses always offer a blank page for us to fill. What we splash upon it is up to us. Tears, Laughter, Love, Kindness, Presence, Courage, Fear, Trust…the keywords for Leo are “I will.” 

What will we surrender? 

What will we bring forward into the light?

Who are we willing to be? 

Are we willing to shine? 

When we express our highest will, we come to the center of the Leo/Aquarius plane and serve the whole of us, our greater family, where we shine like the Sun and love like the Moon.

Meanwhile, the Moon’s willingness to pull the North Node in Cancer along with it helps us to flow with the wonderfully watery trine to Ceres in Scorpio, where rebirth gestates, and Chiron in Pisces, where impeccable intuition, knowing, and healing awaits.

Here’s to splashing our truest, most beautiful selves all over the page ~ in all of our crazy colors and radiant light…bright or dappled as it may be.

With great love and blessings, always ~
Christina

for Mary, and our ever-evolving family of things…

2019 ~ Flowing with the Current of Grace ~

2019 greets us with two potent eclipses to make sure we’re on track right out of the gate.

Meanwhile Mars, our favorite red planet of action, finds its home in fiery Aries on January 1st, and remains in there all month. We can get inspired to reach out for what we truly desire – especially in the area of self-expression and fulfillment. Using this energy will be important so that frustration and/or anger doesn’t build up. 

The New Moon on the 5th ushers in the first eclipse of the year – a partial solar eclipse at 15° Capricorn. At the center of Capricorn, the power and wisdom of owning the consequences of our choices waits for our recognition. Choosing our commitments with care and showing up for what matters brings great rewards.

The Full Moon on the 20th inspires us with a total lunar eclipse at 00° Leo. Planetary energies are most potent at the early and end degrees, and this Full Moon should prove it.     
As the Moon grows full and is eclipsed, we’ll do well to shine our light as the Sun does, simply because it must. In doing so, it enlivens and warms all that it touches. Leo has much to do with the will. When we engage our will for the good of the whole, we embody the best of Leo and Aquarius and align with the quintessential power of Light.

Light-bearers, all, this is our time to shine.

A square from expansive Jupiter in Sagittarius to dreamy Neptune in Pisces is activated all month long. Being aware of higher truths that help us grow will ease potential tension, while tuning into and trusting our dreams and intuition helps us release limitation and know freedom. The mutability of these signs say: “Be flexible.” “Compromise.” “Let go.”

Update on 1/4/19 ~ during the Balsamic phase of the moon…

In this dark, balsamic phase of the moon, just before it emerges new tomorrow at 15 degrees Capricorn…just before we experience a partial solar eclipse embraced by Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, just before Uranus shifts into direct motion in Aries, what is asking to be released?
 
What is outworn in our thinking and our ways of living in the world that we’ve co-created? What are we better than? January holds two potent eclipses for fresh starts – tomorrow’s and a total lunar eclipse on January 20th.
 
How will we hold and dance with the light? Firemancers all, may we do it mindfully, with great care, and with our hearts leading the way ~

With blessings of light and a refreshing air of optimism,
may we flow with the current of grace, always,
~ Christina

 

Cosmic Advent Calendar ~ December 2018 ~

Cosmic Advent Calendar ~ 2018 ~ Gifts from Above ~

Day 25 ~ Always, love…

Day 24 ~ The Moon joins the North Node in the end degrees of Cancer, squares Rx Uranus in Aries, and opposes Pluto in Capricorn. A flowing trine from the Moon to Mars and Chiron in Pisces aids our individual and collective healing, while Jupiter and Mercury continue to encourage us to see, speak, and live from a higher place. Taking care of ourselves allows us to serve. Here’s to resting when we need to and waking with love in our hearts.

Day 23 ~ A Water trine between the Moon in Cancer, Venus in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces combined with squares from the Moon in Cancer to Saturn and Pluto in earthy Capricorn invite us to flow today. Here’s to being one with the universal current of grace ~

Day 22 ~ The Moon ebbs full at zero degrees Cancer this morning, asking us to tenderly embrace the little one inside of us. Imagining a world where we awaken to the power
of that simple act of love, always…

Day 21 ~ Winter Solstice Blessings ~ Revel in the return of the light! Drumming up the Winter Solstice Sun in the enchanted Red Rocks park offers a multitude of blessings. Drumbeats stir ancient heart songs as red-tailed hawks circle above lifting prayers to the heavens. Scents of sage and sweetgrass whisk us back to bonfires in sacred groves. Children dance with happy dads and dogs, and cloaks whirl in the wind while friendly folk share colorful messages of truth. Hope, faith, love, and all things beautiful call us into a new year. Here’s to reveling in the light. May it bless us all, always ~  

Day 20 ~ On this eve of Winter Solstice, in the late degrees of Sagittarius, the Sun trines Uranus in Aries, providing a spark of motivation and warmth for the dawning year. The Moon continues to expand in Gemini before she opposes Jupiter and Mercury in Sag later tonight. Maximizing joy as we release all that is outside of our highest good brings us into alignment with the light that returns tomorrow. Happy Winter Solstice Eve, all.
May our blessings be abundant and shared ~

Day 19 ~ A creative Fire trine between the Sun in Sag and Uranus in Aries inspires our genius, while Earthy trines between the Moon in Taurus and Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn help us continue to restructure what matters. Jupiter and Mercury pair up in Sag to lift our vision,
and the Sun in Sag squares Chiron in Pisces to help us take things less personally.
Giving thanks for it all multiplies our blessings.

Day 18 ~ A grounding Moon in Taurus this morning helps us connect to what matters and a trine to Saturn in Capricorn this evening strengthens our boundaries. Here’s to rooting into the Earth and growing from there.

Day 17 ~ The Moon in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn this morning, awakening us to who we are in the world that we’re co-creating and imploring us to become agents of positive change. The day wraps up with a fiery trine between the Aries Moon and the Sun in Sagittarius, turning our attention to inspired endeavors and new possibilities.
Here’s to stepping into the light on purpose!

Day 16 ~ In the words of the wise Rafiki, “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But from the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” Aspects in the sky today surround us with opportunities for discovery and realization. Venus sextiles Saturn and the Moon trines Jupiter this morning just before it squares Saturn. Later, the night brings another cooperative sextile between Mars and Pluto. Reflection, appreciation, and action elevate our game.

Day 15 ~ It’s another good day to center and ground ourselves since the Moon went void of course this morning. It will move into Mars-ruled Aries later this afternoon. Be nice out there ~ we’re really all one!

Day 14 ~ We’re blessed with the Moon in Pisces embracing Neptune this morning and Mars tonight. If we’re in the western hemisphere and outside later in clear skies, we can look for moonbeams next to the red planet and be inspired. If not, we can be inspired anyway!
Today holds the gift of allowing our souls to connect with the Divine, however we see it or feel it – it’s Pisces after all! 

Day 13 This morning dawned with a Piscean Moon, waxing gently in the sign of Oneness, Intuition, and Dreams. Surrendering what no longer serves our highest vision frees us to be fully alive.

Day 12 ~ Mercury moves into Sagittarius this afternoon ~ Here’s to seeing things from a higher place!

Day 11 ~ What blessings are present when we open our hearts to serve?

Day 10 ~ The moon squares Uranus this afternoon and then shifts into the ingenious landscape of Aquarius today. Opening our minds can take us to refreshing new places. Here’s to seeing the light!

Day 9 ~ Our choices are highlighted today as logical Mercury in Scorpio trines intuitive Chiron in Pisces. The Moon sextiles Neptune and Mars in Pisces before she joins Pluto in Capricorn later this evening. What do we want, and what do we want to change?

Day 8 ~ The Moon moved into Capricorn this morning, joins Saturn there later tonight, and cooperates with Venus in Scorpio via a sextile midday. The night also gifts us with Chiron’s direct motion in Pisces. What is worthwhile, real, and useful? 

Day 7 ~ Along with the Sagittarian New Moon’s invitation to see and feel what else is possible, today holds the healing gift of a Grand Water Trine.

Mercury in Scorpio, Chiron in Pisces, and the North Node in Cancer offer a current of emotional support for our collective healing – if we’re willing to dive in and flow with it. Direct Mercury in Scorpio senses what’s lurking in the deep end, super-sensitive Chiron in Pisces asks us to heal our wounds by trusting our intuition and taking things less personally, and the North Node in Cancer reminds us to prioritize self-love.

Tapping into this current can help us meet the challenge of the New Moon’s square to Mars and Neptune. Mars is a personal planet that helps us get what we want. Its aim is direct and confident. When in Pisces, its focused approach softens and we journey into the transpersonal landscape of Neptune. Here, we’re invited to consider how what we want serves the whole and we’re asked to surrender what separates us. Doing so also supports us in connecting the inconjunct aspect between Mars in Pisces and Uranus in Aires.

The question becomes: What is possible when we embody compassion
and consider our connection with all that is?

Day 6 ~ A busy day in the skies takes us higher into the realms of Sagittarius as the Moon joined Jupiter there early this morning. This afternoon, Mercury goes direct in the late degrees of Scorpio. And later tonight, in the dark of the Moon, as she squares Mars and Neptune in Pisces, we can feel into and love what makes us grow. Balsamic moon phases are fertile places for gestating ideas, dreams, and hopes. Here’s to rising with the Sun and later, dreaming into the deep richness that the night brings on the eve of the New Moon…

Day 5 ~ The Moon goes void of course this afternoon after it joins Rx Mercury in Scorpio – meaning it will make its last significant aspect before changing signs. It will remain void of course until it moves into Sagittarius this evening. These periods of time are perfect for grounding, centering, and simply being. Enjoy!

Day 4 ~ Watery trines from the Moon in Scorpio to Mars and Neptune in Pisces and sextiles to Saturn and Pluto in Earthy Capricorn invite flow and cooperation. Here’s to allowing blessings to arrive…

Day 3 ~ The Moon shifts into Scorpio this morning and then will embrace Venus about an hour later. Venus blesses us with the Law of Attraction, and Scorpio empowers it ~ Here’s to consciously aligning with the Universal Law of Attraction in our thoughts, words, actions, and energy fields!!

Day 2 ~ Venus merges with Scorpio today. Here’s to diving deep into the powerful current of love ~

As the Moon shifted into Libra early this morning, she inspired Day 1 ~ Here’s to breathing in love, beauty, inspiration, and all things Venusian.

 

 

 

 

Scorpio’s New Moon ~ Show up, Surrender, Shift

On truth-telling – I’m really struggling with this one – I’m Scorpio born, in the balsamic phase of the moon, so I’ve been swimming in the dark, deep end since birth. Yet, here I am, on the eve of my annual New Moon, stunned by the icy depths of what I’m feeling.

Still, the coming New Moon that will rise with the sun on November 7th at 9:02 am MST beckons me to dive deeper, and to rise with it.

The skies implore me: Show up, Surrender, Shift.

I’ve always been acutely aware of polarities: in perspectives, beliefs, relationships, surroundings, nature, communities, countries, myself. Our planet and universe abounds with them.

As in life, the answer in astrology is usually to express the middle point of any polarity. When we’re aligned with it, astrology helps us to grab the highest expression of the energy signatures that oppose or aspect each other in challenging ways, and hold our center in the middle. From that centered place, if we’re committed to doing the work, we can channel the energy through our thoughts, words, and actions. To do this, we have to be willing to dive into either end – to get cozy with what makes us uncomfortable, to see the shadowy bits that drive us equally as much as we’re willing to hit the high notes.

This moon and its aspects have me looking deeper at power and the expression of it. We all know that the veil is thinning as more and more of us are awakening to our personal and collective truths. If we’re willing to look, Scorpio enhances our vision and transforms us. It is the shapshifter of the zodiac because once you know the truth, it is much harder to hide from it. I believe this is why we want so badly to escape into what feels good in the moment, as a myriad of addictions wait for us just off stage in the shadows.

For me, for now, I’m grateful that the pull to escape is polarized by the equally powerful call to live my truth – the one that placed me on this planet at the perfect moment in the dark phase of the moon. The one that continues to bring me to my tears, and to my knees. The one that continues to bring me to the page. The one that continues to keep me yearning and searching for the light – every time.

The one that keeps me focusing my lens on what waits for me at the polar opposite of power, which is love. And their union, when I get it right, when I stand with conviction in the heart-centered realm of love, is powerful beyond time, stars, and words. It is why I am. Here, now.

With abundant blessings, even, and especially amidst the shadows, always,

~ Christina

 

Where Power and Love Unite ~ Full Moon in Taurus 2018

The moon waxes full on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 10:45 am MDT. At one degree Taurus, the Moon joins Retrograde (Rx) Uranus and opposes the Sun and Rx Venus in Scorpio. Their opposition forms a Fixed Cross with the lunar nodes in Leo and Aquarius.

This cosmic event spotlights what we love and value and urges us to look deeper
at how we attract and express it. 

It also brings up the question:

Does what we’re attracting sustain our collective tomorrow?

Uranus is a transpersonal planet with an innovative energy signature from the future; it’s concerned with the collective. In grounded, earthy Taurus, it asks much more of us. No longer content to settle for old, stagnant ways of living, we must stretch into new territory and build what is viable for the future.  Think of making updates that benefit the majority.

Changes can come in sudden flashes of insight or in the form of unexpected disruptions.
When Uranus goes retrograde, we’re given the chance to see our reality from a wider perspective. If we’re willing, we can drop into the space between worlds and find ways to embrace changes that benefit the whole of humanity.

Change is inevitable. Our best option is to let go of what is archaic
and no longer serves our evolution, and then to allow the future
to unfold
and grace our lives.

Venus is a very personal planet that helps us draw that which we love to us. When retrograde, we are invited to explore and know real love. The kind that lives deep in our hearts and exists beyond the constructs of love that we were taught to believe. If we’re open enough, this period offers a window through which we can begin to see ourselves with absolute love.

The journey to the center is called for in any opposition, and this Full Moon is no exception. We are aiming for the balance of love and power – with a spark of inspiration and help from – and for – our future.

When we take stock of what we love and value and are willing to inspire and implement the changes that we’re shown, we’ll know the infinite, omnipotent, and true nature of love. 

We may notice emotional swings and/or a sense of restlessness with this Moon’s energies, especially if there are fixed patterns or habits that we’re working on transforming. Fixed crosses compel us to find ways to release pent-up, stuck emotions. Cultivating a keen sense of self-awareness and expressing ourselves in creative ways can help us move through challenges.

If we can tap into and embrace what our hearts know, we will serve not only ourselves, but others as well, and we’ll flow with the powerful currents of Scorpio and Taurus. Otherwise, we can be tossed about in what feels like a storm.

In the space in-between worlds, in the space in-between ourselves and our fellow sentient beings, in the space in-between breaths and moments, the highest truth of love, in all of its resplendent power and light, waits for our embrace.

A few questions to ponder in the space in-between…under the light of the moon, perhaps.

  • Are we nurturing beauty and love? Are we open to receiving the same?
  • Are we letting go of what is out of alignment with our sense of peace?
  • Does what we’re attracting and/or creating sustain our inner sense of well-being?
  • Does what we’re drawing to us create a better, expansive tomorrow?
  • How can we experience more heart and less doubt? More hope and less despair?

Here’s to aligning with the flow of love and power in unique ways that bring all of us abundant peace, beauty, joy, and light ~ 

Blessings, always ~
Christina

 

 

 

Embracing Libra’s Light ~ Autumn Equinox 2018

Hello Libra!

Autumn Equinox arrives in the west just after the quintessential time of Libra, when the Sun gives way to night by softening the cobalt sky with a sigh of lavender, rose, and golden love.

At 7:54 pm MDT, on Saturday, September 22, 2018, we’ll move from the arena of earthy, practical Virgo into the realm of airy, cooperative Libra, where our focus on ourselves expands to include others. Imagine less analysis and effort and more partnership and connection.

Can we bask in this space for a blissful moment in time? Can we place ourselves in the beauty of knowing that all is working out for us? Can we trust that we are being guided and supported on this Earthwalk and that we have absolutely everything that we need? That, as
co-creative beings on this planet, the Universe holds our highest visions as its own,
so we can expand together?

Transition is the theme and the gift of the season. Days shift into evenings. Autumn brings us from Summer to Winter. Life goes inward, to rest, to replenish, and renew.

Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius bless the season. Cardinal Air, Fixed Water, and Mutable Fire help us cultivate peace, transform, and expand.

As I write this, on the World day of Peace, I journey into the present moment of perfection. It’s always here, waiting for us to meet it. Now, as a gentle breeze sings through the fir trees, their branches busy with flitting chickadees and nuthatches, the bending aspen trees surrender their golden leaves to the forest floor, and all is well. Here. Now.

Cardinal signs (Libra, Aries, Capricorn, Cancer) call for expression and action. Fixed signs (Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio, Taurus) have a drawing power – they help us attract and receive.

The Sun and Mercury in Libra oppose Chiron in Aries, and their resulting T-square to Saturn in Capricorn emphasizes the need for healing around authority and boundaries – especially in terms of our bodies, our rights to ownership and survival, and our longing for balanced power.

At the same time, a fixed T-square between Rx (retrograde) Uranus opposite Venus in Scorpio square Mars in Aquarius continues to spice things up. This T-square turns into a cross thanks to a conjunction between Mars and the South Lunar Node in Aquarius and the North Lunar Node in Leo. Remodeling and shaking up our value systems and the way we reach out to meet and express our needs comes into play. If there is discord between what we love and how we get or receive it, we can expect it to show up.

T-squares give us the opportunity – and the challenge – to notice what is out of balance and to restore harmony. If we know that something is calling our attention, we’re less likely to trip over it or to be thrown off-center.

In two days, on Monday, September 24th, the Moon will wax full in Aries at 8:53 pm MDT. The cardinal T-square mentioned above will be heightened by the Moon’s fullness in the warrior-filled energy field of Mars.

When self-preservation (Aries) and harmony with others (Libra) are at either end of the spectrum, peace can be found in the middle where an understanding and acceptance of our interconnection abides.

Finding beauty in the moment can help temper any flare-ups that occur around and/or within us. Remembering that we can always choose how we respond to events can help – especially where Uranus is involved. To this end, cultivating inner peace is paramount. Breathe, ground, get out in nature and go into your heart ~ however and wherever
peace lives for you – go there, be that. 

To top off the month, Pluto goes direct in Capricorn on September 30th. It’s time to completely reclaim our newfound and transformed relationship to personal and collective authority and power.

From a summer when 7 planets or asteroids were retrograde, we now enter early fall with only three slowing down – Neptune, Uranus, and Chiron (at least until Venus retrogrades in early October). Still, I am hearing from clients and friends that there remains a sense of delay or holding back – a lack of forward momentum, and to some degree, a sense of futility.

Fall is a time of going inward, so maybe that is part of it. Perhaps, like the Earth in the west, we are individually and collectively retreating to gather our strength. Maybe, just maybe, all is well. Here. Now.

With abundant blessings and beauty, always
~ Christina