Monday, September 20, 2021
4:53 p.m. pacific time
The physical world is a reflection of our love and fears.
If we conquer our fears only then will we be free.
Catastrophes cannot occur if we are vibrating love. — Greg Braden
A Harvest Full Moon is the annual Full Moon that occurs closest to the Fall Equinox. This year it happens to fall within two days of the Equinox on September 22, kicking off a potent astro-week!
Astrologically, the light of a Full Moon illuminates the area of life symbolized by the zodiac sign in which it falls and this one occurs in the mystical and otherworldly domain of Pisces. Associated with the cosmic, many of this sign (or those with Pisces planets in their charts), can frequently find themselves psychically transported to faraway realms. Just ask any Pisces or anyone who knows such a person.
Because this Full Moon is closely aligned with its ruling-planet Neptune (also in Pisces) it will imbue us with a greater dose of Piscean energy. Some additional significations of Pisces are: compassion and caring, love, intuition, escapism (through any mode necessary), beauty, suffering and sacrifice, healing or healing crises, adaptability, karmic completions, unity, oneness, and wholeness.
Pisces, as the final sign of the zodiac, represents the need to culminate any outmoded karmic patterns or addictive comforts that cease to serve our highest good. Endings can often feel difficult, but ultimately, even the most challenging will benefit us if they prevent subsequent crises and suffering. Therefore, this is an optimal lunation for letting go of the past and embracing the future.
All that said, many of us are disheartened by the seemingly unending chaos on our planet. The effects of which have lead to varying degrees of post-traumatic stress — feeling emotionally irritable, vulnerable, and even numb — not to mention a myriad of other maladies that can be associated with long-term exposure to the ambiguity of our future. This is where the current lunation can provide support if we embrace the heightened Pisces influence and begin a new, or deepen an existing, spiritual practice. As Deepak Chopra reminds us in the below quote, it is through a sustained spiritual discipline that we can bring divine order to chaos and positively influence the world:
If the collective mind is turbulent than nature is turbulent.
We are not separate from nature and the current earth crises.
When we settle down, nature will settle down.
Through our unified hearts we may lessen the crises.
Meditate every day.
On Monday and Tuesday nights, go outdoors under the light of this powerful Harvest Full Moon and celebrate! Envision a future full of more love and more harmony for yourself, Mother Earth, and all sentient beings. Honor your bounty and enjoy the final gifts of summer as we enter into the season of gratitude — fall.
© 2021 by Linda Kaye
Equinox: equal balance between night and day — dark and light
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
12:21 p.m. pacific time
To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. — Walt Whitman
The movement of the Sun into Libra marks the Autumnal Equinox, the first day of Fall and the season of balance and gratitude. Celebrated throughout the world, the changing of the seasons are a magical celestial event. Astronomically, in the Northern Hemisphere, both the Fall Equinox (end of Summer) and the Spring Equinox (end of Winter) mark the only two days of the year that the Earth’s axis is not titled toward or away from the Sun.
Chichen Itza in Mexico became one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2006. This pyramid was built in the 8th–12th century C.E. to signify the sacred Mayan calendar. On the Spring and Fall Equinoxes, thousands of people from all over the world travel to watch the phenomena of the Sun illuminating a 120 foot-long snake creeping down the northern staircase for 45 minutes. The Mayans created this sacred dance between shadow and light as a symbolic representation of the serpent joining the Earth with the heavens and the underworld.
Astrologically, Libra marks the halfway point of the Sun’s journey through the Zodiac, which began at the Astrological New Year with the Sun’s movement into Aries (March 20). Just as the Fall Equinox is associated with balance (between day and night), so too is Libra — however, this sign of the scales denotes balance within partnership — the art of giving and receiving. Receiving is closely associated with gratitude and when we are in a whole-hearted state of gratitude we open ourselves up to receiving far greater abundance.
The Equinox chart for 2021 embodies the astrological influences for the entire Fall season. This year, Mars is closely aligned with the Sun and both are in aspect with Saturn. On an individual level these signatures can support our projects, both business and social. Mars and the Sun provide passion and ambition, while Saturn gives the necessary discipline to stay the course. Because the Sun is in Libra, we are each being called to cultivate our endeavors through supportive sustainable partnerships with an emphasis on balance: giving and receiving.
Copyright 2021 by Linda Kaye
Monday, September 6, 2021
5:52 p.m. pacific time
Your mind, emotions and body are instruments and the way you align
and tune them determines how well you play life. — Harbhajan Singh Yogi
Every New Moon brings a special gift of energetic wisdom based on the zodiac sign in which it occurs. The coherence between one’s body, mind, and spirit is Virgo’s most important offering.
Purity is also a Virgo theme. Virgo is one of the devotional signs that is associated with the spiritual seeker who pursues the perfect pure divine image. Additionally, the sign Virgo is ruled by Mercury and is, as a result, related to the mind and analytical critical thinking (to get to the pure essence of the matter). Moreover, this sign appreciates and will typically strive for a healthy, fit, and pure physical body.
Neglecting any one of the above three elements in our life can lead to inner and/or external crises. If a crisis is interpreted as something happening to us, it can lead to confusion and feelings of victimization, another key Virgo theme. With all Virgo’s striving for purity and perfectionism it is easy to overlook that at our core we are divine beings, and therefore, already pure and perfect.
Many of today’s scientists and teachers are informing us that the function of our mind is to create coherence between our thoughts and the reality that we wish to experience, whether it be perfect health or some other longing. This requires conscious, creative, and focused thinking. Hence, controlling our mentality definitely seems worth the effort since physics has long-ago proven that concentrated energy gives life to matter.
New Moons occur in the first phase of the 28-day lunation cycle, representing a symbolic time to plant seeds of intentions for new beginnings in our lives. This New Moon happens to be making an exact and benefic aspect to the planet Uranus. As you may recall, Uranus is associated with futuristic innovative change. Therefore, take time during the peak days/hours of this New Moon (Sept. 6 & 7) to feel into where you would like a groundbreaking shift in your life. Set intentions for future growth that can sprout when the Sun’s light is once again reflected at the Full Moon.
Pay special attention to your nutritional requirements, thought processes, and spiritual needs. Be gentle, kind, and loving to yourself. Try not to belabor details, overanalyze, or become too critical, especially of yourself.
Virgo Key Words: Analyze, Discriminate, Perfection, Daily Work, Guilt, Atonement, Purification (body—mind—spirit), Innocence, Giving and Assisting, Humility, Mental Constructs, Spirituality. Body: intestines, nervous system, hands and feet
© 2021 by Linda Kaye
Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021
5:01 a.m. pacific time
Please God, please — don’t let me be normal. — Sigourney Weaver
This month’s Full-Moon lunation is a rare “once in a Blue-Moon” event. It’s deemed a “Blue Moon” because last month’s Full Moon also occurred in the sign of Aquarius. In addition, this Full Moon is taking place at the energetically potent 29° — a degree that is super-charged with possibility. What’s more, the Moon is closely aligned with the planet Jupiter, also in Aquarius. Astrologically, Jupiter is associated with our belief systems and philosophies and it tends to increase and expand whatever it comes in contact with — think quantum leap! We’ll come back to this later.
During a Full Moon, the energized light of the Sun is reflected by the Moon back to Earth. You may recall from the July Full Moon article that a Full Moon in Aquarius is reflecting the rays of the Sun in Leo. However, this lunation (unlike the last), is also strongly influenced by the fixed-star Regulus (0° Virgo), of which the Sun (29° Leo) is making an almost exact conjunction. Therefore, this Full Blue Moon conjunct Jupiter will be reflecting the essence of both the Sun and Regulus.
Considered one of the great “royal” stars, Regulus is mythologically associated with a prosperous Persian king who lost everything because he partook in vengeance. Hence, Regulus signifies great potential for success, as long as compassion and forgiveness (the heart) are embraced over the need for revenge (the ego).
This is important because the Sun in Leo represents matters of the heart and Regulus in Virgo signifies healing and integration of our body, mind, and spirit. It’s emphasizing the continual theme of “more love, compassion, and forgiveness” in order to holistically heal, retrieve, and assimilate any fragmented parts of ourselves.
Individually and collectively, humanity has (for some time now) been called to take a quantum leap. We may be physical beings but we are most importantly spiritual beings and therefore, powerful at our core. Ancient cultures understood our spiritual power — a power that scientists have only recently discovered. This power resides at the center of the heart–brain connection, which is exemplified by the Leo–Aquarius axis. Simply put, the heart is capable of informing the brain to create our reality. However, we also need to use our ability to consciously create our thoughts so we will align with our heart’s infinite wisdom. This will allow us to tap into our higher-self and the cosmic-mind (matrix) to create renewed experiences of revitalization and regeneration in our lives and others’.
Following is a quote by Henry David Thoreau who aptly wrote of his personal experience with this concept:
I have learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of their dream, endeavoring to live the life they are imagining, one passes an invisible boundary. All sorts of things begin to occur that never otherwise would have occurred. One begins to meet with success, unexpected in common hour thinking. New more Universal, more liberal Laws begin to establish themselves around this person, or the old Laws are rearranged in one’s favor; nevertheless, one begins to live with a license of a higher order of being.
Are you tapping into your hearts desire and informing your brain by using the power of your thoughts to create? If yes, great! If not, take a quantum leap under the Aquarian Full Blue Moon to begin doing so. Contemplate your belief systems (Jupiter), question whether or not your beliefs are sabotaging you. Commit to honoring your heart with love-of-self (Leo) and love-of-others (Aquarius).
Remember, this lunation is occurring at 29° and is, therefore, compelling you to break free from the old ways of being and to embrace the new. Aquarians abhor being “normal” — so take a risk under this Aquarian Full Moon and do something out-of-character and unexpected that will support your quantum leap and have a lot of fun (Leo) doing so!
If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have
painted on the Sistine floor. — Neil Simon
Radical Thinking & the Aquarius Full Moon
Saturn in Aquarius: December 17, 2020 — March 8, 2023
© 2021 by Linda Kaye
Sunday, August 8, 2021
6:49 p.m. pacific time
I looked in temples, churches, and mosques.
But I found the Divine within my heart. — Rumi, 13th-Century Poet
This month’s New Moon occurs on Sunday1 in the fiery sign of Leo and both (Leo and Sunday) are ruled by the Sun! From a numerology perspective, August 8 (8-8) is significant because 8 is the symbol for infinity, power, and strength. This is important when pondering a powerful Moon–Sun event such as this one, because the Sun’s illuminating rays bestow life; sacred wisdom through spiritual practice; and the ability to creatively actualize ourselves, both physically and spiritually.
Leo is represented by the proud and powerful lion. A symbol of divine knowledge in many cultures, the lion is recognized from Europe to Africa as the power of the Shakti — divine energy. Hindus, for example, believe that the Man–Lion, Vishnu, has both the sovereignty and power of dharma (natural law) to destroy evil and ignorance.
When balanced and healthy, the lion is a strong leader, courageous, regal, and proud. Leo inspires creative self–expression and the fire of the leonine Sun ignites passion, motivation, and single-minded focus on one’s goals. Leo’s are gregarious, generous, and enjoy children and playfulness. The warmth of the Leo Sun inspires intimate–romantic moments, as well as honoring and loving our own special uniqueness.
The below excerpt was taken from Matt Kahn’s book Whatever arises LOVE that: A Love Revolution That Begins with You, p. 1, opening paragraph:
A NEW SPIRITUALITY has dawned: one that acknowledges your
energetic sensitivity … This is a heart-centered journey … With
every step forward … you leap to the forefront of human evolu-
tion by understanding that in a Universe of endless questions,
love is the only answer.
You may recall from my New Moon in July article that the fixed star, Sirius, made an exact conjunction with the Sun on July 5. Sirius’s continued heliacal rising with the Sun during July and August is associated with the entire Dog-Days-of-Summer cycle, which occurs several days before and after Sirius and our Sun make their exact conjunction. Believed to have the ability to make the mundane sacred, Sirius is often described as our Spiritual Sun. Astrologically, our Solar Sun’s rulership in Leo is associated with the heart. For eons, this annual celestial union has been revered for its heavenly combustion of energy and its ability to heighten Sirius’s transmission of highly-charged divine energy into our Solar system.
Lastly, Uranus is in aspect to this Leo New Moon, creating an opportune time to “think outside the box” and create change in our lives. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines thinking out of the box as follows: to explore ideas that are creative and unusual and that are not limited or controlled by rules or tradition. Well, that certainly sums up the Leo New Moon–Uranus aspect nicely. Therefore, be sure and set intentions and goals to actualize some/or all of those ideas you come up with.
Since the heart is associated with Leo, it is important during this New Moon to set intentions for change that deeply connect with your heart’s desires. This is important for all of us, but especially important for Leos, who can actually develop physical heart ailments when they ignore the sacred promptings of their inner heart. The essence of your creative light and the ability to love yourself and others exists within the center of your heart. Tap into your heart-center during this New Moon and honor your unique and special gifts.
Leo New Moon Key Words: Solar Light, Divine Shakti, Creative Actualization, Playfulness and the Inner Child, Heart Consciousness and Self Love, Courageous, Bold, Passionate, Sense of Purpose, Romance & Love Affairs, Children, the Physical Heart
- Astrological Tidbit: Did you know that Monday is ruled by the Moon (the Moon’s day); Tuesday is Mars’s day; Wednesday is Mercury’s day; Thursday–Jupiter’s day; Friday–Venus; Saturday–Saturn; Sunday–the Sun?
Copyright 2021 by Linda Kaye
Friday, July 23, 2021
7:36 pm pacific time
You may believe that you are responsible for what you do,
but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what
you think, because it is only at this level that you can exercise choice.
What you do comes from what you think. — Marianne Williamson
Aquarius is the celestial sign that bestows the universal cosmic waters onto humankind. Although Aquarius is an air sign, it was referred to by the early Greeks as The Water Bearer. This connection through the healing element of water symbolizes Aquarius’s cosmic ambrosia (amrita in Sanskrit), the drink of immortality and the divine substance that gives, nourishes, and restores life. Aquarians, in general, are altruistic, individualists, eccentric, and freedom oriented. As an air sign, they are interested in ideas and thoughts (think cosmic–mind) and are the brilliant innovators of the zodiac.
The reflection of the Aquarian Full Moon occurs through the Sun in Leo. The illuminating Leo–Aquarian beams-of-light will inspire you to distinguish between the desires of your ego versus the desires of your heart (Leo). Among many qualities, Aquarius represents our hopes and wishes, and yearns for the manifestation of a better world. The sign of the courageous-regal lion embodies leadership and passion. Leo encourages creative actualization in all its divine expression. Both are ultimately seeking higher forms of love.
This year and next, the Aquarian Full Moon will conjunct Saturn in Aquarius. Saturn is currently in aspect to Uranus — the ruling planet of Aquarius. Saturn’s highest expression symbolizes morals, responsibility, accountability, integrity, justice, and the ongoing need to restructure that which is obsolete. Uranus symbolizes liberation and the dismantling of obstacles that stand in the way of radical change. Combined, these two planets (Saturn and Uranus) are a powerful catalyst for transformative growth: Use Saturn’s determination to focus your mind and create Uranian change in your life.
Go outside under the Full Moon’s illuminating rays and celebrate your individuality! Set new intentions to aspire to recognize your unique gifts, new radical ways of thinking with your cosmic-mind, and to having new experiences that bring awakening and revitalization to your life.
Aquarius Full Moon Key Words: hopes, wishes, dreams, brilliant ideas, surprising and inspiring events, futuristic revitalization, responsibility, right action, diligence, justice, leadership, co-creation, courage
Related Article: Saturn in Aquarius (December 17, 2020 — March 8, 2021)
© 2021 by Linda Kaye