Taurus Full Moon

Thursday, November 10, 2011, 12:05 p.m. PT

This month’s Full Moon occurs at 18° of Taurus and is a prelude to the much anticipated 11.11.11 date. Full Moons illuminate the subconscious realms of the human psyche and highlight the areas symbolized by the zodiac signs and planetary aspects. The strength of this month’s Full Moon is sure to be powerful as it falls in the sign of the bull the day before 11.11.11.

Astrologically, Taurus represents the material and spiritual realms. From a material perspective it is the sign that correlates security with survival – what brings us security, or allows us to feel secure, will promote our survival. When the Moon is in Taurus, we can find ourselves wanting to enjoy and relax within the sensual and material realms that we have created. Spiritually, Taurus represents the divine and sacred mysteries. Taurus is ruled by the inner side of Venus marking this an auspicious time to turn inward and focus on one’s connection with self and the divine spark within.

Venus is synonymous with LOVE and when associated with Taurus she is asking us to cultivate a loving relationship with our inner self. Neptune, the planetary body associated with healing, is making a challenging aspect to this Full Moon. This aspect may unveil previously buried emotional dynamics that need our attention and likely our commitment to healing.

And lastly, have you observed the bright planetary body next to the Moon the past couple of nights? Along with the Moon, Jupiter is also traveling through the sign of Taurus. Because the Astrological planet Jupiter is most associated with expansion, abundance and wisdom, this Full Moon will be an auspicious time to evaluate one’s use of the Earth’s natural resources—Taurus. Taurus is the zodiac sign associated with responsibility of personal income, and one’s overall approach to money. With this in mind it is interesting to note that “Occupy Wall Street” gained its momentum during Jupiter’s journey through Taurus. Let us each be part of this revolution by using our personal resources consciously.

We have an economy that tells us it is cheaper to destroy earth in real time rather than renew, restore, and sustain it. You can print money to bail out a bank, but you can’t print life to bail out a planet – Paul Hawken

Copyright 2011 by Linda Kaye

 

Diwali & the New Moon Festival of Light Celebration

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 12:57 p.m. PDT
3 degrees and 3 minutes of Scorpio

This month’s New Moon in Scorpio ushers in an annual and auspicious celestial event known by the Hindus as Diwali or The Festival of the Lights. It is a time of celebration and lighting of lamps to honor the light of consciousness that exists within. Diwali also marks the beginning of a new financial year. Households and businesses begin new accounting ledgers dedicated to the Divine Mother and Lakshmi—the Goddess of Fortune—who is specifically honored during Diwali.

This New Moon is a favorable time to rejoice in your meditations and request that the many Goddesses of Grace and Good Fortune, (Venus, Aphrodite, and Lakshmi,) bestow their gifts of inner awareness and abundance into your life through love, peace, and harmony.

Copyright 2011 by Linda Kaye

October Harvest Full Moon

Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 7:06 p.m. PDT
18 degrees and 24 minutes of Aries

This Year’s Harvest Full Moon occurs in Aries on October 11th at 10:06 pm EDT/7:06 pm PDT.

New and Full Moons, equinoxes and solstices – as well as other significant celestial events – provide an opportunity to consciously embrace powerful universal energies. Astrologically, 2011 has thus far proven a year of potent planetary aspects. These events are reflected in what indigenous cultures are calling the “Shift of the Ages“. This “shift” is a transition of human consciousness; a transition from the individual “I” to a collective awareness that we are each energetically connected to the universal whole.

The Harvest Moon is the Full Moon that occurs closest to the fall equinox. In the sign of Aries it is opposite the Sun in Libra and therefore highlights the Libra-Aries axis of the cardinal cross.You may remember that the cardinal cross is forecasting great change and the current Harvest Moon is emphasizing what the native elders are implying is essential during this great transition – partnership! We are being asked to embrace and support one another and to restore balance within, so we can sustain our relationships, especially the relationship with our planet.

Libra is the Astrological sign concerned with harmony, love, and balance within partnership; and Aries is most identified with aspects concerning freedom, independence, and self. How do we integrate these two seemingly opposites and find balance?

Integration of the Aries-Libra archetypes requires that we learn when it is appropriate to give and when it is not. Some of us were taught to believe that giving would secure love – Libra. When we give more than we receive, we sabotage the love we are seeking due to a false belief that receiving is somehow selfish – Aries. The balancing of the Aries and Libra archetypes is a conscious and harmonious dance with self and other.

We are each being called to cultivate supportive sustainable partnership in new and creative ways. The Harvest Moon reminds us to honor our most primal basic relationship – our relationship with Gaia. The harvesting of our bounty cannot occur unless we are in right relationship with the Mother that sustains us.

Go outdoors under the light of this powerful Harvest Moon and celebrate! Honor your bounty and give thanks during this season of gratitude.

Copyright 2011 by Linda Kaye

Merging with Divine and the Pisces Full Moon

Monday, September 12, 2011, 2:26 a.m. PT
19 degrees and 17 minutes of Pisces

Astrologically, the light of a Full Moon illuminates the area of our life symbolized by the zodiac sign in which it falls. The watery realms of this Pisces Full Moon will facilitate union with your divine essence.

Pisces is the mystical sign representing union–the unending quest of humankind to merge with divine. This Piscean search for union can permeate our dreaming and waking reality. When the Moon falls in the sign of Pisces, your waking world can become dreamy and surreal. The veils between the earthly and spirit realms become very thin under Pisces influence and are an excellent time to seek and merge with the sacredness of your higher self—the divine that exists within.

Full Moons always occur when the Moon is in opposition to the Sun. The Sun will be in Virgo during this Full Moon emphasizing the Piscean-Virgo theme of healing. Both these signs are sensitive to environment pollutants and toxins, which eventually encourage purification and integration of body-mind-spirit. Pisces and Virgo are mutable signs that are most flexible with change. Take advantage of this restorative Full Moon and create new routines that allow for daily meditation, and healthier ways of living.

Pisces is the final sign of the zodiac and therefore represents culmination in one or more areas of your life. During this transitional time on our planet, each of us is experiencing changes that require relinquishing comforts associated with an old way of being. Therefore, even the most difficult culminations serve your highest wellbeing while simultaneously preventing unnecessary crises and suffering that result when change is resisted. Embrace and honor the wisdom of fluidity that this Full Moon is granting and dream new and exciting visions into your future.

Pisces Full Moon Key Words: Dreamtime, Intuition, Suffering, Healing or Healing Crises, Culmination, Union with Divine, Flexibility

“It is only when you have both divine grace and human endeavor that you can experience bliss, just as you can enjoy the breeze of a fan only when you have both a fan and the electrical energy to operate it.” ~ Sai Baba

Copyright 2011 by Linda Kaye

Vocation and the Virgo New Moon

Sunday, August 28, 2011
8:04 p.m. PDT
5°27′ Virgo

The New Moon lunar phase is a wonderful time to implement fresh new beginnings in any area of your life needing attention. Every New Moon brings a special gift of energetic wisdom based on the zodiac sign in which it occurs.

In the sign of Virgo, this New Moon will encourage you to become more organized and meticulous with the details of your life. Use Virgo’s talent for analytical thinking and discrimination to generate new ventures that align with your desires. Because this New Moon is creating a grand trine with the planets Jupiter and Pluto, you are encouraged to set intentions to enhance or change your daily work routine, and/or career. Jupiter, the planet of abundance is currently in the earthy sign concerned with resources and what we most value—Taurus. Pluto, the planet of deep transformation and self-empowerment is also in an earthy sign—Capricorn, the sign associated with social-political responsibilities. This amazing Astrological dynamic is creating a fantastic opportunity to construct new business plans that align to your personal calling.

The purification and integration of body, mind and spirit is the important domain of Virgo. Chiron—the wounded healer—is opposing this Virgo New Moon and therefore is encouraging you to pay special attention to your nutritional requirements, thought processes and spiritual needs. If any one of these essential areas is out of balance in your life, now is the time to set goals for improvement.

Virgo Key Words: Analyze, Discriminate, Daily Work, Health, Diet, Mental Constructs, Spirituality

Copyright 2011 by Linda Kaye

Leo New Moon and Heart Consciousness

Saturday, July 30, 11:39a.m. PT
Seven degrees and Fifteen Minutes of Leo

This month’s New Moon falls in the royal sign of Leo. Leo is the fiery sign that is associated with the proud, majestic lion and the heat of the summer Sun.

A New Moon occurs at the beginning of every 28-day lunar cycle when the Moon joins the Sun in one of the twelve zodiacal signs. As the start of a new cycle, the New Moon is always a symbolic time to evaluate your life goals and set new intentions in the areas of your life associated with the zodiacal sign in which the New Moon is occurring.

The zodiacal sign of Leo is the sign that encourages creative self-expression and heart consciousness. The fire of the leonine Sun ignites passion, inspiration and the ability to single-mindedly focus on one’s goals. Leo also represents children and romance, marking a time to evaluate whether or not we are nurturing our inner child, and creating romantic moments of honoring and loving the self.

As the heart is ruled by Leo it is important during this New Moon to set intentions that honor 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 do not follow their hearts. Spiritual masters who have obtained enlightenment, such as Sri Yogananda, tell us, “God is center everywhere, circumference nowhere.” The essence of your creative light and the ability to love yourself and others exists within the center of your heart. Find the center of your heart during this New Moon and honor your unique and special gifts. This Leo New Moon is reminding us of the many spiritual teachings emphasizing the need to move away from fear and into loving relationship with self, others and our planet.

In many ancient cultures the Sun is worshipped as the giver of life and the source of light – spiritual wisdom. In fact, the Mayans tell us that the Sun’s movement into the center of our Milky Way during 2012 will ignite a mass spiritual awakening for humankind and a spiritual rebirth for our planet. Invoke the solar energies of this leonine New Moon to guide you into your center—your heart—, to further your own process of awakening.

Leo New Moon Key Words: Solar Light, Creative Actualization, Playfullness and the Inner Child, Heart Consciousness and Self Love

“When we say, you are creators, you think we are talking about creating furniture, or creating houses, or creating empires, or creating relationships.
That isn’t what we talk about when we talk about creating.
We are talking about the creating of your state of being.
And when you have understood that, and are giving that your dominant attention, then all of the physical trappings of this Universe will fall into alignment in such glorious fashion that you will amaze even yourself.

YOU CANNOT DO IT WITH ACTION. IT IS THROUGH FOCUSING UPON HOW YOU WANT TO FEEL.”

~ Abraham, The Law of Attraction

Copyright 2011 by Linda Kaye