Happy Full Moon Capricorn!

Greetings,

This is going to be a slightly different style of blog than what long time readers may be accustomed to because we’re at the new beginning of a calendar year, and 2014 brought with it a lot of expansion in my world so I would like to take this opportunity to get everyone on the same page. To begin with, though, let’s discuss this full moon. You most likely noticed that I call this the full moon in Capricorn even though the moon itself is in the sign of Cancer. I do this because this is traditional astrology. There is actually an implication here that is a good starting point for learning astrology, and that implication is that the full moon occurs when the moon is in the opposite sign of the Sun. Thus the Sun is moving through Capricorn in the tropical zodiac, and at this time the Moon is moving through the opposite sign of Cancer. Yes, that means that in order to understand this, it would be wise to learn the signs and their opposites. Part of this also entails explaining that for my astrology work I work with the tropical zodiac. I realize this may be something that is confusing to those that are new to astrology, but quite frankly, if you’re new to astrology, the last thing I want to do is burden you with getting into the different types of astrology that are out there. I believe in keeping it simple at first.

It has been scientifically proven and well documented that a lot of things are affected by the Moon, such as ER visits, violent crime, veterinarian visits, and interesting calls to help desks across the globe. Thus you may find that during full moons things seem a little off kilter. This is nature at it’s finest, showing that the Moon affects more than just the tides. During this particular full moon it would be wise to work with the energy of the home life vs. the professional life. Finding a balance between the two, and then again bringing things more in line with your Will are two things that it would be wise to accomplish. However, emotions may be extra strong and/or out of sorts right now too, so it would be wise to be on guard against this. True, you may be fine with things, but you never know when someone in your personal paradigm isn’t, and thus they may bring drama to your door. I realize that all of this are broad strokes, but I simply want to establish a base line for you to work from. It is a new calendar year after all, so let’s all start fresh and renewed.

I believe in educating people in astrology in a very applicable way, and thus there are many things that I do for free in addition to my paid services such as classes. When I was learning astrology (pre-internet days), I invested a lot of money in books, etc, and while I have no regrets, in hindsight I also see how the learning process could have been done cheaper. In the age of the internet you’ll find plenty of websites that have astrology information as well as lessons, but I encourage discernment. I spend a lot of time online, and because of this I see crap everywhere, usually brought about by a misunderstanding of astrological principles. It is my intention to help you avoid falling prey to those shoddy sites. Oh, at this point I guess I should have told you that I’m a straight shooter and am generally very direct. Anyway, back to the discussion. Yes, there are quality sites out there too, but until discernment skills are developed, those might not be as flashy as other sites, so they may get missed. Nothing beats human interaction when it comes to learning astrology, which is true of every other science on the planet.

I write a blog monthly, timed with the full moon. I also do daily horoscope posts from my 418 Ascendant Facebook page, as well as monthly horoscopes for the metaphysical resource center Pathways on their website. Beginning on January 12th I will also be writing an astrological forecast column for a local St Louis paper called “The Pulse,” which is also available online. This is a monthly preview similar to what I write on the Pathways website, but the main difference is that it is broken down more on a week to week level. I also send out a free electronic newsletter every time that the Sun changes a sign in the tropical zodiac, which is once a month. To subscribe, simply contact me through here. There are also free basic astrology downloads on this website in the e-books section, so if you’re interested in learning, this may be a good starting point.

Other than all of the free services, I also teach in many different venues. Quite honestly I don’t want to bog you down with all of that in a blog context, so please check out my calendar of events on here, or reach me on my 418 Ascendant Facebook page. I also travel extensively and am expanding into the digital realm more and more, so if you’re curious, just let me know!

Earlier I mentioned that this is a good time to focus on the harmony between the home life and the professional life, and I believe it is now evident that I wanted to take this opportunity to focus on the professional side of things. Having accomplished that, now is the time for me to focus on my home life for the remainder of the day, so I bid you adieu with blessings of success in all endeavors and plans that you formulate and put into action at this time. As has been said many times: “So Mote It Be,” or, alternatively, “Aum Ha!”

Blessings,

Bill

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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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