Happy Full Moon Sagittarius!

Greetings!

Well we certainly have an interesting full moon right now, don’t we? I don’t know about you, but communication and all things related to it have been at the forefront for the last day or so, and on top of that, emotions have been running high for many people. I’ve also had people tell me that it feels like a Mercury retrograde. Let me explain. Mercury has been conjunct, or blended with, the Sun during this full moon, and the moon is in Gemini, which is ruled by Mercury. The aspect that is present, which is present at every full moon, is an opposition. Thus we have a Mercurial Moon in opposition to where Mercury is in the sky right now, so there’s a heavy emphasis on tense communications. There’s also the fact that in traditional astrology Mercury is not in a strong place when its in Sagittarius. Mercury is known as being communicative and adaptable, while Sagittarius is known for its singularity and focus, so it becomes clear why this is generally true. When you add the energetic distortion of the full moon to the mix, you arrive at a very tense full moon. I have taken a step back from social media and have treaded very lightly when it comes to conversations for the last week or so because of this, and this has allowed me to perceive how others have been handling it, and I’ve seen a lot of stress and tension, and particularly out of control emotions. I’m a firm believer in “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law,” so this is something that I perceive, not something I judge, but it has reminded me how important it is to keep my mental energy clear as I go through life. I also take comfort in the fact that from a communication perspective things will be quieting down in the near future, which will bring peace to everyone.

We are moving forward faster as things move through Sagittarius, so it would be wise to remember this so things don’t fall through the cracks. The good news is that the more organized you are, the more you can get out of this period of time. However, if you’re disorganized, you may find this time very challenging. You may also want to make sure you stay disciplined in order to stay true to your goals rather than allowing yourself to get distracted by passing interests that waste time. Winter is around the corner, and it is at this time that we can take stock in what we have and how that will impact the upcoming Winter. This is the season of tying up loose ends and making plans for the next year to come. By riding the rocket ride of time, we can give ourselves a second gust of wind. However, if we don’t pay attention to our physical health, this time period can leave us exhausted, so it would be wise to make sure you’re eating correctly, getting plenty of regular sleep, and drinking plenty of water. In a few days we’ll be out of the orb of influence of this full moon, and things will return to a greater normal state. Well, normal for you, that is.

Blessings,

Bill

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Happy Scorpio Full Moon!

Greetings!

Today we have the full moon, with the Sun in Scorpio and the Moon in Taurus, but the big news of the day is all of the activity in Scorpio, other than the Sun! We have what is known as a stellium in Scorpio today. A stellium is an aspect pattern that occurs when three or more chart points are in a particular sign, or there are three or more chart points that are in a particular house. Today we have the Sun, Venus, and Saturn all congregating in the fixed water sign of Scorpio, which sets the stage for a period of upcoming intensity. This is all resonating quite well with Pluto and Mars in Capricorn, and Neptune and Chiron in Pisces for different reasons. However, what this tells us on the macrocosmic stage is that now is the time to put emotional and spiritual changes into action. Part of this involves trusting your intuition, and part of this has to do with changing what is in place if better ways can be found. This is an opportune time to make changes, which may go against the general vibe in the air, but que serra serra. When it’s time to change, it’s time to change, and your intuition will guide you through the process. Pay no heed to fear or discomfort, as those things will only slow you down in the long run.

Another piece of this full moon is that the Moon is in the fixed earth sign of Taurus, which is the opposite sign of Scorpio. The easiest way to see the stark differences between the two is to understand that Taurus is all about using your own resources, while Scorpio is all about using shared resources. Notice I didn’t say anything about other peoples’ resources. There is a difference between shared resources and other peoples’ resources, and it is wise to know the difference between the two so you can maximize your personal growth.

So, why change at all? I mean, other than it’s the best character trait that the human species has, is there a reason to change what you’re doing? Yes, yes there is, and the biggest reason is that you are not the same person you were when you started some habits, so why use outdated methods? However, here’s another insight that can help: A Chinese proverb says that the only constant is change, and this is something I identify with very strongly. It has also been said that stagnation equals death. However, we all know people that fear change and will dig in their heels against any change because they are too scared of the unknown. Let’s critically think this for a moment: If these people want things in a constant state, and the only constant is change, then why resist change, for that is the only constant in life? Seriously? If you dig in your heels against change you are demonstrating fear; not a desire to adhere to tradition and what is comfortable because tradition is change, and the wise finds comfort in that. Besides, who wants to be stagnant anyway? At this time of the Full Moon, as you find the harmony between using what you have and using what you share, I encourage you to contemplate these thoughts. Where would it be wise to make changes right now, and where would it be wise to grow?

 

Blessings,

Bill

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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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