When you begin to live in harmony with the Cosmic Cycles, or simply the Moon Cycle – you quickly begin to observe that your own personal life ‘phases’ are not separate, but in fact flowing synchronically with the very rhythm of Nature herself.
Being aware of the 4 Phases of the Moon Cycle is one of the easiest and most powerful ways to recognize your own personal ‘Rites of Passage’ playing out in the current phase of your own life.
When we tune into the cosmic guidance and the cycles of nature we have the opportunity to come into greater alignment within ourselves and in connection with the whole of life.
As above so below. Go With The Flow!
We have entered the Season of Pisces.
February 19th – March 20th
It is the last sign of the Zodiac and it is the end of the Astrological Year.
Soon the Spring Equinox (on March 20th) will usher us into the “New Year”, where we begin again our evolutionary journey through consciousness at the beginning, with Aries initiating us through the fresh, impulsive, instinctual, actively engaged, Firey energies. Like a new baby, life is born again.
For now, over the next few weeks, the Sun and many Planets are all convening in Watery Pisces, the sign of high emotional sensitivities and psychic receptivities. It is like the Womb of Creation, where we are floating in the depths of the Sea of Potential and Infinite Possibilities awaiting to burst forth into the manifested creation.
As we are presently in the Waxing Moon Phase, building up to this Full Moon (on March 1st), which is inherently a stage of growth and creation, you are supported now in Pisces to actively focus on what needs to be cleared and released from your life, and where you feel you need support, guidance, and help.
We are magnificently created – with twenty-six bones in each of our hands which gives us a mechanical dexterity that the greatest engineers have yet to be able to duplicate. A small wonder compared to the many miraculous creations of our existence, like Birth, Death, and the countless unexplainable natural phenomena of this World. It is a miracle that we are alive and that we experience, with incredible perceptive abilities, All That Is!
Pisces reminds us of the necessity and the power of Forgiveness and Compassion in a World where our minds are free to think and create at will and where the Heart and the Soul have been under siege and are deeply longing to be embraced.
Pisces is the last stage of the Zodiac ~ the Wheel of Evolving Consciousness. It is where we enter the stage of Release and Surrender in preparation for the inevitable new beginning. Pisces deals powerfully with the “unseen”, but none the less FELT.
We are being asked to be present with our Vulnerability.
To enter the Field of Prayer.
To surrender. To Let Go and to Open to Being Held.
To acknowledge our need for HELP and Support in life.
Here are an acronym and a prayer by Angela Montano that beautifully offers an acknowledgment that you are worthy of support and are open to receive in miraculous ways.
“I allow my life to be Held
A Love that is greater than my own thinking.
I open to this Love now.”
Blessings on your journey in Vulnerability.
January 31st, ~ Full Moon Lunar Eclipse ~ February 15th New Moon Solar Eclipse
2018 begins with a powerful initiation towards Change with two Eclipses supporting us to break through the “holding patterns”, Release (the past), and step courageously into the Unknown!
On January 31st, we have a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse and on February 15th a New Moon Solar Eclipse.
Eclipses have a way of amplifying the already potent energy of the NEW and FULL Moons, which symbolically represent peaks of energy, beginnings, endings, & celebrations.
How this translates into our own lives can be observed by a surging intensity around the deeper issues within our own lives.
Our patterns can reach a peak of expression, our core issues can surface with (what feels to be) a vengeance, and the need to recognize and acknowledge the necessity for Change can come on stronger than ever.
Determining how these Moons fall in your own chart will help to shed light on what areas of your life may be most affected by the shifts at this time.
Both the Full and New Moon Eclipses occur in the Signs of Leo and Aquarius. This is the Axis of Creativity and Expression.
It’s about the personal individual self-expression (in Leo), in reflection to the collective co-creative expression (in Aquarius).
The Moons here in these signs are enlivening and energizing these qualities in all of us ~ Personal Expression and Co-Creation. How are You doing it?
The focus is on how we are personally showing up in our own individual expression and how this affects others, the community, the collective, and the whole of life.
Looking at the World Stage, it is clear that this is a very important area to be paying attention to! It’s time.
2018 is a year that emphasizes Integrity and Authenticity. We must all do what we can to move into alignment with these important ways of being. It is becoming clearer that nothing can stay hidden for very long anymore. The next years ahead of us are very much about “full disclosure”, as we can see now that we are already clearly experiencing this.
So, with these next Full and New Moons, may we all embrace the opportunities at hand to see more clearly, to reflect on the information we are receiving with all that is being revealed, and to have the strength and courage to express ourselves from our hearts in integrity for all of life.
Be the Change.
May 3rd, 2017 ~ Half Moon ~
We have come now halfway between the New Moon and the upcoming Full Moon (next Wednesday).
It’s now First Quarter Half Moon. Light is waxing ~
G R O W I N G, we are.
We are in the Taurus Moon Cycle ~ Earth – Grounded – Sensual energy.
The Body, Money, our Resources, Our worth and value, S E L F W O R T H. These are our Teachers now.
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Mercury Retrograde turns Direct TODAY.
Venus Retrograde turned Direct a couple weeks ago. Things are going to start to feel much more in a forward direction in our own lives.
After May 20th we will be clear out of the “shadow” of both Venus and Mercury.
This is the time when our decisions with our plans and relationships will be much more clear and we will be able to receive and hear with much more clarity, the direct knowing from within ourselves of what’s next in each our lives.
May is such a P O W E R F U L month for INSIGHTS, REVELATIONS, AWAKENINGS, DOORS OPENING, RADICAL SHIFTS IN PERCEPTION, EXPANSION INTO CREATIVITY & JOY.
STAY OPEN! This week we are currently closing out an 18-year cycle and beginning the next 18-month LUNAR NODE CYCLE.
May 10th’s Scorpio Full Moon will usher in the beginning of a powerful LEO themed 18-month adventure!
It’s an opportunity for all of us to get deeper in contact with our JOY, OUR CREATIVITY, OUR FUN, OUR LIGHT, OUR LOVE, AND OUR OWN PERSONAL EXPRESSION.
To C E L E B R A T E ourselves and this life experience!
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For those of you who are journeying on the “13 Clan Mothers – Healing Quest” with us, we are currently walking with ~
The Taurus Moon ~ She is the Lover, the Sensualist, and the Artist – She speaks clearly from her grounded core –
“I AM in touch with my Senses.”
She liberates herself from the burden basket of others and dwells peacefully in the silence of her own company.
She designs a world based on the strength, the truth, and the beauty of her own personal values.
She protects what belongs to her, with her heart.
She dances out her sorrows, barefoot.
And, dances in her Joy with palms up to the Starry Night.
She is in touch with Nature.
April 10th, Full Moon
Blessings on this most powerful Libra Full Moon time!
Four Planets in Retrograde during April ~ “A reset” ~ We are being asked to go back. Reenter the Garden of your life and take a good look at what seeds you have planted, and how you have, or have not, tended to the growth.
How has your Garden grown?
In the fullest Light of Libra, she teaches us to Walk Gracefully into the challenges and extreme imbalances of our lives.
To cultivate the Neutral Mind and gain perspective from a centered place of neutrality. Release attachments, release judgment, release “Truths” that are conditions of the mind, let go of the identities that are limitations to the truth of your infinite nature.
In this way, harmony can be reclaimed and we can live once again IN BALANCE with our true nature, and in balance with Nature herself.
This Venus Retrograde Cycle has been a dance with some of our deepest wounds. As she returns to join hands once again with Chiron ~ the Wounded Healer, during this Full Moon time, we are given the opportunity to make peace with our past. Make peace with ourselves and others. To face our wounds. To heal. And to – Self Care & Self Love – this is the only way.
Living by, and as an example is the only way to the healing of our World.
Those of us journeying together on the “13 Moon * 13 Clan Mothers – Healing Quest”,
have been taking up the Medicine of Clan Mother ~ “WALKS TALL WOMAN”.
As we move with the Aries Moon Cycle, which began two weeks ago on the New Moon.
“She teaches us about magnetism and how to use authority and will properly, how to lead through example, how to change life’s situations by taking action ourselves, not depending on others to do it for us.
She teaches us how to be proud of our accomplishments through self-esteem, not self-importance, that the more we refine our skills, the happier we are with ourselves.
ACTIONS ALWAYS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS. We are living examples of our philosophies, we are walking our personal truths.
WALKS TALL WOMAN is the Guardian of Leadership and Keeper of New Pathways. She shows the power of being our personal best and the importance of innovation. The Mother of Innovation.
~ This type of innovation does not destroy the Traditions of the past but rather adds new truths to those Traditions, giving the ancient ways of the Ancestors new growth potential. ~
She is the Mother of Perseverance and Stamina, who teaches us the value of Health, the needs of our physical bodies and use of exercise to be strong, our ability to be graceful and find the point of gravity in the human form. We must be flexible enough to allow others to follow their paths.
We must be willing to drop our fears of taking action. Leading through example by being personally responsible in thought, action, and deed is the way we find the Medicine of Walking Our Talk.”
We are in the three days of the Full Moon. This is a time to RECEIVE. The Light is potent. It moves in us and through us. Be open to the messages of guidance available to you. Be receptive to your own inner guidance that is your most powerful tool and voice of your own.
Allow the essence of the Divine Grand-Mother Moon Light to penetrate and fill you like you are one and the same.
We are one and the same.
Soon the Waning Moon will take it’s course and lead us once again into the Release Phase, and preparation for new seeds, yet Unknown, to birth through the darkness.
For now . . . embrace it all.
May 4th, 2016 ~ New Moon in Taurus (May 6th)
~ The Three Days of The Dark Moon ~
The first day of the three days of the Dark Moon is actually the last day of the current cycle – the day before the New Moon.
- On the last day of the Lunar Cycle (May 5th), we are in the complete release.
The 28-day ‘cycle of consciousness’ is now coming to a close. The last sliver of light that remains will soon fade as total darkness consumes the night.
The light of the Moon is like a symbol of our own consciousness and as the last light disappears, we too are releasing our awareness into the void of darkness ~ the unknown.
This day is about – letting fall away what needs to go.
- Remember, whatever you decide to continue to hold on to will be carried into the next phase and essentially add to the ‘pot of ingredients’ that flavors your life.
- This day is a good day to let go of habits, behaviors, relationships, etc that you know do not serve you – to begin with, a clear slate tomorrow.
Giving thanks and saying “fare thee well” with appreciation, is the best way to go! Acknowledging – all those lessons, experiences, and awareness, came like a blessing to guide you forward.
~ What follows is an incubation time into a fresh new phase, on the New Moon day (May 6th). Like a seed, we rest beneath a sheath of darkness awaiting the moment to burst forth and become our potential. Soon the light will pull us there…
“Will I grow into the Oak Tree I am meant to be”?
- What will come out of the darkness is what is discovered in the unknown – over these next few days and weeks. Questions will become answers and questing will become fulfillment…
The period of total darkness of the New Moon (before the crescent light) is where seeds are planted (some on a very unconscious level) too soon sprout and be seen and nourished by the light, as the days pass.
~ On the third day of the Dark Moon – the day after the New Moon, we can begin to see the first sliver of the new light dawning.
- As we continue to plant the seeds for the theme of this cycle, we can (if we choose) start to harness in on the supportive active energy of ‘growth’ – energy moving forward.
We have entered the phase of the initiative impulse to create and to build. Nourishing the soil of your dreams and intentions will feed the life of all you are.
Like the beautiful Oak Forest teaches us- you like the acorn already are so complete in all your potential.
There is a powerful Taurus energy now guiding us deeper into our own core of inner resources and our capacity to support our own selves with all the love and beauty we desire.
Taurus ask us to:
Find the love within. Find the serenity and peace within. Find the way within. Be it.
And then share it.
Blessings on your way.
April 25th, 2016 * Waning Moon – Half Moon, + Mercury goes Retrograde
This week sets us off in the phase of the Waning Moon. After the full light: the Full Moon begins to shed a little more each day. So is the process within each of us.
The spark in us that ignited around this past New Moon had its course into a flaming light, and now soon ashes will take over…
The 3 days of the Full Moon brings a peak; a climax – and then the release follows.
Here we are.
What in you came to a pinnacle point? Can you now feel the shift?
Now we are in – the shifting energy – from out of growth, to bursting full light over the past two weeks, into the fading of light towards eventual total renewal at the New Moon. This is the course.
But, New Moon is still 11 days from now.
For now, it’s a gradual process. Each day we let go of a little more.
Until piece by piece, we are “new” again.
The New Moon seeks to renew our spirit and liberate our consciousness into fresh awareness.
The Waning Moon (now) leads us there, preparing us with introspection, and rather than the power to ‘create’ like the waxing growing moon, the waning moon – gives the power to DISMANTLE.
Our own consciousness is seeking to shed and release what is necessary at this point of our transition through time. It’s simply the nature of the cycle. Look up to the sky and you will see.
Throughout this week as we head towards the Waning Half-Moon on the 29th, it’s a good time to go with the flow of energy and allow what needs to fall away – fall. Scattered parts of yesterday is how the picture is supposed to look…dismantling can get a bit messy. Just watch your step and take your time – is the message.
And listen for the ‘inner voice’. This coming weekend Mercury will go Retrograde and that inner calling is about to get much louder for the following six weeks.
Mercury slowing down in the introspective sign of Taurus is a powerful time of getting in touch with deep personal needs and powerful inner resources.
We’re nearing the time of the next New Moon in Taurus, where solitude and your own inner world will be the perfect sanctuary of support to find your peace and strength to begin again…
For now, embrace the feedback coming to you from the outside. From friends, family, signs and The Universe. It’s very likely it’s one of those very ‘messages’ that will be the direct source leading you eventually into that ‘inner sanctuary’ I spoke of earlier.
That place within awaits and without a doubt you will be guided. Blessings on your path.
April 22, 2016, ~ Full Moon
Ah, the beauty of the Full Moon, that which illuminates the dark ~ The Scorpio Moon is upon us.
“Death Moon” or shall we say: “Renewal”?
Two weeks ago we were set free from the intense eclipse month of March, and now we are mid-way through this new cycle.
New seeds were planted, new intention, dreams, and hopes initiated. We all participated in such a huge clearing through March, and we have stepped powerfully forward over these past weeks. However, there is still much of the past that needs to be reckoned with.
Mars has joined Saturn in their Retrograde cycles, and together the two partnering up like this make for a whole lot of self-reflection and inner contemplation. As well as, a bit of a slower pace than some of us might like.
It’s like the Universe has her finger playing with the ‘pause’ button… so the next few months may feel a bit like “two steps forward one step back”.
Times of contemplation raise questions. What do you truly desire? What do you want? What stands in your way? What do you need to do to come closer to creating your dreams?
The next couple months will strongly support the answers coming through – IF you take the time to ask…
Facing “Karma” is a big one on the table right now and we’re being given – let’s call it “a 2nd chance” to make amends and to make “right” within and without.
Let’s face it: we are all like children in this School of Life.
Thankfully, there is this perfect design in operation, and as it is, we’ve now entered “the Grace Period”. A time where we get to go back and reset some stones we may have carelessly kicked over along the way.
In the end, no-matter what we may think we can ‘get away with’ in life, it’s “our souls that cannot be compromised”.
During this week we also have Venus joining up with Uranus for their yearly rendezvous. This is ‘Love & Partnership’ spending a week with the ‘Rebel Fighter for individual rights’.
Expect your intimate relationships to take a revolutionary leap in a progressive and “true” direction. Or another potential is a complete break from the existing conditions.
Separation from “The Known” is the basic theme being played out between them and within our own relationships ~ all in the name of Love.
Bask in the Light and Let’s keep it ~ All in the name of Love.
April 15th, 2016 Waxing Half~Moon
We are currently 8 days out from the New Moon where a ‘new beginning’ was seeded and the light was sparked once again out of darkness. New consciousness, new awareness, new projects or fresh direction in life was initiated and continues to grow with the increasing light as we get nearer to the Full Moon. What was birthed in your life?
At the half~moon time, we are asked to reassess our current situation and make adjustments where necessary. It is the mid-point between the New and Full Moon. With the Waxing Moon, the rhythm of the cycle is a time of ‘action‘.
- and work – towards the ‘peak of light’
Utilize all the creative energy and inspiration you can muster at this time!
After the Full Moon, we enter the ‘releasing stage.’ There we are supported to put more energy into ‘letting go.’ For now – this two week period is all about being in the creative flow and building…
Half-Moons can often reveal a ‘crisis’ in the way you are handling your current affairs. The waxing half~moon is a ‘crisis in action.’ Something or some way you are doing things may need to be adjusted. Are you being confronted in some way to adjust how you’re currently acting or being?
“Harvest Time” at the Full Moon is one week from now. At that time we ‘reap what we have sown.’
Pay close attention to how well you are tending to your garden (or not) and nurturing those little new sprouts that came forth through this past New Moon time, a week ago.
Feed your light within and watch it grow and shine forth!