Happy Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse!

Greetings!

Today we have the full moon in Aries, while the Sun is in Libra, and this one is worth noting because it’s a lunar eclipse. As some might now, it is also considered a “blood moon,” too! Wow! This is especially epic if you consider the fact that Mercury is currently retrograde, making this a good time to get in touch with our inherent being. Libra is the sign of balance and harmony, while Aries is the sign of new beginnings, but also, if done properly, the honor code, and of doing the right thing. Coupled with the Mercury retrograde, it tells us that now is the time to go within and address these properties that one has. Going within and reorienting the self is something that is wise to be done at this time of great empowerment. It’s also wise to take this time to find the harmony within between the self and the concept of the other. A balance and harmony between taking care of the self and taking care of others is something that would be wise to refamiliarize yourself with now, too. Sometimes its easy to give more than to keep back for the self, yet by striking that balance we can live a healthy life, rather than just “a life.” In more primitive times it was thought that we should “give until it hurts,” as an example. But now in more enlightened times we know that if we can’t take care of ourselves, then we can’t take care of others.

This is also an excellent time to integrate what we have learned and experienced throughout this year in order to better prepare for the upcoming winter, and to see where adjustments will need to be made for next year in order to have a better harvest, no matter how that harvest may manifest. By working with these foundational principles of cultivation and growth, we can put ourselves in a more empowered position overall, and become greater co-creators of our reality. We are humans, and as such we are in a position to apply our intellect to our various life situations to decide where and how to cultivate growth and pruning techniques to achieve greater heights.

We also find ourselves at the beginning of the second half of the energetic year, and because of this we have what could best be described as a midpoint or halftime during which we can catch our breath and plan on how to handle the next half of the year. What will we create for the next half of the zodiacal year, now that we can see what has been created before? Where is our energy best applied to maximize growth? And, most importantly, where is it that we can improve? I encourage contemplation of all of these questions as a way to expedite personal and societal growth. Through this exploration of the self we can bring ourselves into greater cosmic alignment.

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Happy Full Moon Virgo!

Greetings!

Today is the full moon in Virgo, and while the Sun is in Virgo, then Moon is in sensitive and psychic Pisces. On the surface no two signs are as opposite as these two. Often times signs that are the opposite of each other can easily be found to compliment each other, and while this is true in this case, this is a very difficult coupling to reconcile. Virgo is down to earth and practical. It’s very physical plane oriented, while Pisces is most times the opposite. Pisces is the energy of the visionary and of the spirit. Dealing with the physical plane is often times challenging for fishes, as their attention is elsewhere. Their attention is in the spirit realm, and in particular communing with the beings that are found there. This is often times happening subconsciously, though, and because of this many Pisces get lost in their own little worlds. To be fair, though, Virgos often times get lost on the physical plane, and don’t necessarily seek the spirit enough, but they do eventually adapt because it’s in their nature to do so. Pisces are adaptable, but it’s more in line with apathy, which, as we know, is almost never a good thing.

So, what exactly can be done during this full moon? The answer is easy, yet can be the hardest. The answer is work. Good old fashioned hard work, making the spirit made manifest on the physical plane. Virgos excel at hard work, and often times this is the bane of the Pisces existence. However, this moon is an excellent time to decide on a plan to make the spirit visions real and with physical results. This is the time to come up with a plan, and then to put steps in place to actualize them. In other words, it’s time to roll up the sleeves and get to work when it comes to calling spirit down. It does take discipline, though, so be forewarned.

This doesn’t necessarily mean ~just~ hard work, but rather working smarter. Through this approach adaptation becomes the norm rather than the exception. Here is where Piscean energy can really be seen in all of it’s glory, for Pisces are generally visionary in nature, which sometimes makes their journey harder. At this time I encourage everyone to make a plan and then to execute over the next lunar month. It’s time to pour your blood, sweat, and tears into bringing your spiritual vision into reality. So, what will you ~do~ with this time? Will you get lost in your inner daydreams, or will you produce results on the physical plane that others can learn from and use to evolve? As always, the choice is yours.

 

Blessings,

Bill

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Happy Full Moon Leo!

Greetings!

Today we find the moon full in the fixed air sign of Aquarius, with the Sun in Leo. Leo is very unique in astrology because it is the only sign that has the same planetary ruler for all three facets: the exoteric ruling planet, the esoteric ruling planet, and the hierarchical ruling planet. That planet is, as you have probably guessed, the Sun. I personally like this correlation because it drives the point home how integral the Sun is to live on this planet and this solar system. It also accentuates the fact that working with solar energy, whether spiritually or physically, or both, is of the utmost importance to the individual.

Existentially speaking, the Sun represents where we are shining our brightest, and where we radiate warmth and optimism. The Sun is the masculine part of ourselves, regardless of our gender identification. It is the proactive principle that is at work, even if we are not putting it out there.

As an extension of this, Leo is a sign that is all about creativity, the exercise of the Will, joy, optimism, generosity, good fortune, and to a lesser extent children. Where Leo is in your chart shows where you may prefer to shine your best and your brightest. Hence Leo also shows us where we can exert our Will for maximum positive effect.

There are a couple of points to be aware of, though, that can be quite devastating if left unattended. The first of these points is that Leo also corresponds to arrogance and being egotistical, if left unchecked. In other words, if humility is not practiced, then Leo can produce negative attitudes. While having pride in one’s self and the accomplishments is a good thing, it is quite another to walk around arrogantly, expecting others to cater to you. The other fine point to be aware of is that Leo, and the Sun, are associated with the element of fire, and fire burns. I mention this here because too many times I see people who have a desire to grow, but when they hit the flames of purification, they recoil in fear, and use an excuse to stop. If you work with fire energy, prepare to be burned. If done in a healthy manner, the burning is the stripping away of what is no longer necessary and what is outgrown. However, if done in an unhealthy way, it is the eradication of everything in the name of something lesser. For an example of this, see the concept of a pyrrhic victory, or a scorched earth policy.

Many have called this a super moon, and this bears mentioning here because it tells us that the energy from the moon is stronger right now than normal. Hence we are in a position to tap into this energy to harmonize the self and the other, the ego and humility, and to press the reset button in areas of our lives where Leo is found in our chart. However, the warning that goes with this is that it would be wise to NOT throw the baby out with the bath water, and to practice critical thinking and discernment as this is done. In other words, it is wise to use the key word of creativity associated here with Leo in that often times creative solutions are a middle of the road approach, and generally you get farther with sugar than you do with vinegar.

I encourage all reading this to contemplate these points, and also to begin anew. Sometimes it is the most challenging road that can yield the greatest fruits.

Blessings,

Bill

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