Happy Lunar Eclipse!

Hello, and welcome to a new astrological year!

Well, all that can be said about this upcoming zodiacal year is that it’s starting off with a bang, isn’t it? Coming out of the Grand Trine in water in March, we find ourselves facing a lot of cardinal cross activity in addition to the lunar eclipse today. ┬áThe cardinal cross that is occurring is interesting because it’s all about forward motion and forward thinking. I point this out because esoterically this is a time during which Spirit has a better vessel to work through, which in turn ca be passed along to others that are not as fortunate. Going from mutable to cross like this can manifest as a swiftness of motion and intensity, and because of this, we may find ourselves back on our heels if we fall behind. Hence it is wise to approach life from a space of love and embracement rather than fear and shunning.

Unlike last year, this year’s blog won’t have a particular theme, but rather will be more stream of consciousness, so I hope that you enjoy this as much. I’m changing the format because I’m discovering that discussing current events through the context of astrology makes it more alive. After all, anyone can regurgitate facts, but it takes an adept to show how it at’s work in the every day world. For example, this so called “Blood Moon.” I don’t really care about the Blood Moon concept associated with this Full Moon as much as others do. The reason for this is that I have to wonder where the red comes from? Yes, true, some may come from the Sun and its projected light, but do you know what else plays a role in the coloration of the moon? Yep,you guessed it: pollution. Pollution sometimes colors how the Moon looks, and not only do I know this from science, I witnessed it first hand in Cairo Egypt in September 2010, which is one of the most polluted cities on the planet. I have not heard one way or another where this red tint comes from, but if there’s a question, then I’m not working with it. Anywho, I digress.

This is the Full Moon in Aries, a sign which is ruled by Mars, whose color is red, and because of this I find it cute that this moon is red, but past that, I’m more interested in the lunar eclipse part of this Full Moon. Lunar eclipses usually denote changes within ourselves, and the time frame that this is played out through is approximately two months. This means that in certain life areas you may notice internal changes of a fairly strong nature during the next two months. If you have your chart, you can see what houses this axis impacts, but if you don’t, watch what life areas are impacted by your internal changes, and you can deduce your chart from there.

As always, feel free to check my Facebook daily horoscopes, social media, and website calendar of events, for there is a lot occurring in my corner of the world. Also remember that I send out my monthly newsletter, so feel free to let me know if you want to subscribe by sending me an email at bill@418ascendant.com. I send you blessings of prosperity and spiritual progress during this most auspicious time!

Blessings,

Rev Bill

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Happy Full Moon Pisces!

Greetings!

We find ourselves at the close of the year’s theme of the native names for the full moons, and the one remaining moon is this one. This full moon has many names that are associated with it, but all of them are predicated around the same idea: spring is here! This moon is known as the “Worm Moon,” the “Crow Moon,” the “Full Crust Moon,” and even the “Full Sap Moon.” Of course everything is predicated around welcoming and embracing spring. This is the time that we plan what seeds to plant, and where we go from here. In a lot of ways we are forward thinking at this point, preparing for equinox, but in some ways we are looking for a sign. It’s been a long, hard, winter, and we are tired.

If you’ll notice, several names of this full moon have to do with signs of spring, and this we learn that this is about the time of the year when we start getting subtle reminders that spring is on her way, and is actually close by. This is the time that we get that sign from above reminding us that springtime is right around the corner. This is important to catch because it can help lift our spirits and help us prepare for the planting season that is to come.

I have a project for you. Around this time, watch for signs that are unique to you that indicate spring is around the corner, and record them in your journal. You may have already experienced signs that spring is on it’s way, and if you have, then take a few moments to record them in your journal.

The blog next year will not have a theme throughout like this one did, but who knows where I’ll go next!

Namaste,

Bill

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Happy Full Moon Aquarius!

Greetings!

Today we have the full moon in Aquarius in February, and from a native perspective, this is the full snow moon. Traditionally, this is the time that snow fell the hardest, and thus life in general became harder to deal with. Is there enough food until spring? Is there enough heat? Related concepts also got called into question, and due to this, things were generally more challenging overall. Astrologically, this is the time of the heart of Aquarius, when things are at their coldest.

Metaphorically, this is quite a profound moon, as it reminds us that as we move through life, sometimes things can get cold and bleak, but this, too, shall pass. While we may have questions and doubts about how we can make things last, the fact of the matter remains that we are still alive and aware enough of what we have, especially when it comes to our necessities, so it is wise to count our blessings. When we shift our perspective, it is easy to fall into the concept of gratitude, and as has been said before, “an attitude of gratitude is a beatitude.”

Let’s face facts: In most places things are at their coldest and most lifeless right now, unless you live below the equator, so it is wise to be conservative overall, and to make every little resource count. It’s also a good time to reassess where we’ve been and where we’re going. This can be quite eye opening if we let the facts speak for themselves, and interpret them, rather than seeing what we want to see. In a lot of ways, this is a reality check, but a good one at that.

I encourage you to count your blessings and to take stock in what you have. By doing this, we want what we already have, and the road is paved for a higher vibrational life, now and going forward.

 

Blessings,

Bill

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