Wednesday, March 4, 2015

FULL Moon in Virgo | March 5, 2015 | doing the right thing

We have an uber complicated Full Moon in Virgo on Thursday. So much is going on around this Full Moon I feel irresponsible writing just a Full Moon post! But I am a bit irresponsible, so here goes ..

First let's think about Virgo for a minute here. Virgo is all about doing the right thing. In Virgo we gain dignity and self respect from being good at something that is useful to other people.

If you were born with your sun in Virgo this is the basic way you process life, moon in Virgo; the basic way you experience your feelings about life and if your ascendant is in Virgo; the basic way you appear to others.

 (people who think Virgos are fussy or nitpicky are totally missing the point and also forgetting we all have Virgo in our charts - the Virgo message of things worth doing being worth doing well and the value of these things lying within their value to others is probably the exact paradigm that will get everyone who is out of work back to work now - it is no coincidence Virgo rules the 6th house of work and health)

The shadow for Virgo is the trap of perfectionism and "control" - something we learn in Virgo's polarity (opposite) sign of Pisces to release. In our hero's journey through the zodiac there appears to be a whole lot of steps (and signs!) between Virgo and Pisces but being two sides of the same coin the distance is not so very far at all.

This Moon has multiple inconjunct aspects which means the planets and points involved just don't understand each other - there appears to be no common ground. The Moon's inconjunct with Aries - currently housing Venus and Uranus could mean our efforts to do "the right thing" or to do something in "the right way" will come up against unexpected (Uranus) issues with _____ fill in the blank with something Venus rules - wants, money, values, talent, ability, women or a woman.

At the same time the Moon is trine (a more favorable aspect than an inconjunct) Pluto in Capricorn giving us some survivor mojo if we stick with what we know is right. We can't stop the unexpected  and with Uranus we truly don't want to because Uranus creates the changes we need when we don't have the courage or foresight to make them ourselves - we will just have to expect the unexpected with this one.

This Moon is part of that Jupiter Yod we talked about earlier and now with the spotlight involving Virgo - we want our work to be as above reproach as possible. 

We need to be doing our best now.  Some people are going to get a whole lot of attention.   

This can be a good or a not so good thing.

This isn't about judging ourselves or making ourselves nuts! We do this with a focus on the task at hand

We don't say, "I'm going to build the best wall on the planet". 

We say, "I'm going to lay this one brick as carefully as I can" and then we repeat this process again and again until we have made the best wall we can make.

Also note we've got Black Moon Lilith transitting through Virgo now and within a few degrees of this Moon - she's the archetype of the 'outsider'. For some this Moon could spotlight a situation where our 'outsider' status is uncomfortable and maybe even painful - a space where we are not fitting in or being accepted. If this energy gets activated for us - it's best to just keep doing the work and move on. It's just not our flock.

This Full Moon is going to spotlight work issues, quality issues and health issues - it's excellent energy for working with all of them. Be mindful of what is coming to fruition now (this Moon is the culmination of September's New Moon) and also what we are keeping in motion regarding our work and health that it is time to release or withdraw our energies and attention from. Full Moons always show us what we are holding onto. Don't be fooled into wasting energy propping anything up!

Lisa Thiel has some wonderful Gaelic music - I listen often and always on Full Moon days. Maybe this one will inspire you today (it's not May yet, but I think the faeries are starting to rouse) xo all - Don't forget to walk in the moonlight tonight or better yet DANCE!

Monday, March 2, 2015

maybe your feet hurt because your socks just need time to relax

I'm reading a book called The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by self proclaimed "tidy-er" Mari Kondo. By following her instructions you tidy up your home once and then it stays tidy forever. Yes, you heard me - forever. She has thousands of devoted fans and claims almost no one has ever relapsed after finishing her training.

When I stumbled upon this book Saturday night on my Kindle I was thinking - just like you are probably thinking now - how the hell is this possible? Tidying is like breathing, isn't it? We breathe in, we breathe out - we make a mess, we clean it up.

But I drink the kool-aid. I start thinking about all the things I will finally have time to do once this time wasting "tidying" thing has been taken off my hands.

I buy the book.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

In Like a Lion | Astrology Forecast for Creatives | Week of March 2nd

March is the busiest astrological month of 2015!

We start the week with the Moon in Leo and a grand fire trine giving March a passionate welcome.  

He definitely comes in like a lion and we will all have something to be fired up about!

This week we have a trine from Jupiter (retrograde in Leo) to Venus and Uranus (cuddled up in Aries). This is Jupiter's second, of three, alignments to Uranus - the first was the last week of September 2014 (what was happening in your life back then?) and the 3rd alignment is at the end of June this year.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

cultivating a waiting attitude - time is the means ..... part II

Part I of this series is here.

If we are plugging along doing the best we can and it still feels like we are spinning our wheels in our own twisted version of Groundhog Day or we get this close to something we want only to see it all fall apart at the 11th hour maybe the problem isn't what we are doing or what we are wanting - maybe the problem is as simple and as challenging as timing.

We were all born at exactly the right time. Yes, I believe down to the exact second. A doctor's forceps can't screw this up, a mother's deep desire to get this birth over with, a long hard labor - we are born when we intend to be born.

We begin our life doing everything with perfect timing. We eat, we sleep. We learn to walk and talk at our own pace. Babies don't have to plot and plan for these things to happen. They don't have daily planners, make vision boards and form mastermind groups. They just move through life doing what they do and then one day they stand up. Life is no different later on. The rules don't change. The only thing that has changed is us.