Sunday, April 29, 2018
5:58 p.m. pacific time
9°38′ minutes of Scorpio
Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears; there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of impermanence. ~ Buddha
This month’s Full Moon is considered spiritually auspicious as people all over the world celebrate Buddha’s enlightenment. It was while the Moon was in her full phase in Scorpio that Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree over 2,500 years ago and obtained Nirvana. The sign of the Scorpion encourages each of us to embrace the mysteries of death and rebirth and the overall impermanence of human life. Cycles of darkness eventually awaken us to the wisdom of enlightenment that result from going deep within.
The Moon moves into Scorpio at 12:11 a.m. pacific time on Sunday morning and enters into its exact Full Moon phase at 5:58 p.m. Because the Moon is traveling through the domain of the Scorpion it will highlight personal power dynamics, possessions, other people’s money, sexuality and a need for deep internal transformations.
As a water sign, Scorpio represents our emotional realm and most specifically, our deep subconscious — also known as the underworld by the native shamans. This lunation cycle has the potential to suddenly illuminate hidden agendas and encourage long overdue transformation. If you desire change, you will want to embrace this powerful Full Moon to transmute and transform your life.
Scorpio is feminine in nature and symbolizes the spiritual essence of the divine shakti — energy and power — which is recognized as the many faces of the divine feminine. In the Hindu tradition the divine shakti is known as the divine mother, the universal creator, destroyer of evil, and sustainer of all life. Her many faces are acknowledged as Kali and Durga, as well as the supreme female companion of Lord Shiva — Parvati. The divine union of Shiva and Parvati is symbolic of the powerful merger of equality between the sacred feminine and masculine.
The Full Moon in Scorpio only occurs once a year when the Moon is in opposition to the Sun and reflects the solar energies of the zodiac sign Taurus — the sign associated with inner security, values, and self-love. This is an especially powerful Full Moon because the two planets associated with Scorpio — Pluto and Mars — have been in a close conjunction with one another this past week and will continue to be so into next week. This duo combined with the Full Moon in Scorpio is packing a potent punch! Its intensity can promote an alchemical transmutation both spiritually and emotionally.
This is a powerful lunation offering the potential to illuminate hidden agendas and encourage long overdue change. If alchemical transformation is something you desire you can draw upon the transformational energy of Scorpio to transmute your life. Spend time in meditation, ceremony, or ritual and intend to awaken to the metamorphosis of your human and spiritual journey.
Scorpio Full Moon Key Words: Transformation, Secrets, Illumination, Power Dynamics, Sexuality, Possessions, Impermanence (Death & Rebirth).
Copyright 2018 by Linda Kaye
Sunday, April 15, 2018 – 6:57 p.m. pacific time
“In order for us to create something new in our lives, we have to leave behind a portion of the known and familiar. This includes familiar thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and sometimes even relationships.”
— Dr. Joe Dispenza
The Sun’s movement into Aries on March 20 (the Spring Equinox) marked the seasonal and Astrological New Year – and the official end of winter. Now that the Sun has crossed over the celestial equator and is headed towards the Northern Hemisphere our days will continue to be longer and warmer.
Because this month’s New Moon coincides with the Astrological New Year, there are two “new initiatory cycles” occurring simultaneously. Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and is known for its independent, impulsive, and strategizing warrior nature. It thrives when it is initiating brand new cycles of adventure and self-discovery and can become easily enraged when its freedom-nature and unfulfilled desires are thwarted.
Freedom is the vital theme of this lunation due to its close alignment with the electrical, rebellious, and revolutionary planet of change — Uranus, who is frequently referred to as “the Great Awakener.” With the Sun, Moon, Uranus, as well as Mercury, all in the sign of Aries, you could find yourself feeling inspired to pursue and explore unexpressed aspects of yourself. This powerful New Moon can compel you to dismantle the barriers that have kept you stuck. For this reason, it can be helpful to remember that Uranus is futuristic in nature, its purpose is to awaken the light of awareness within your psyche and inspire you to let go of the past and embrace the future.
Pluto, the God of the Underworld, is also influencing this New Moon — representing the transformative themes of death and rebirth — Pluto can signify deeply buried emotions. Like a volcano, Plutonian emotions can suddenly erupt with a fierce force and take us totally by surprise. If you find this occurring in your life, pay close attention to your reactions and seek to understand what they are trying to tell you. Once recognized and understood, a total transformation, leading to feelings of rebirth can occur. Another of Pluto’s roles is to entice us towards experiences that involve intense power dynamics. These types of Plutonian lessons are meant to awaken us to the right use of power; how to best obtain and utilize our personal power so that we can ultimately interact with ourselves and others from a strong and empowered place of self-love.
To say ‘I love you’ one must know first how to say ‘I’ — Ayn Rand
A futuristic electric charge of change and transformation is in the air! Intend new and exciting visions for your future: Rebel against self-doubt, denial, or any other feelings and sabotaging behaviors that keep you from your true nature. Relinquish that which does not bring liberation to yourself and all sentient beings. Embark on and discover your very own brand-new frontiers!
Aries New Moon Key Words: Initiation, Warrior, Self-Discovery, Independence, Freedom, Exploration and Adventure, Instinctual Desires, Brand New Cycle.
Skywatchers: A vision of astronomical beauty is occurring this week! Venus will be visible in the Western sky within 5° of the Moon as they both transit through the sign of Taurus on Tuesday, April 17. You will see her just above and to the right of the Crescent Moon sliver and on Wednesday evening (April 18), you will find her below the Crescent Moon – enjoy!
Copyright 2018 by Linda Kaye
March 17, 2018 – 6:11 a.m. PT
It is through the artistic and soulful expression of Piscean energies that we can each experience the true essence of the all-pervading consciousness that exists within everything.
New Moons represent a time of new beginnings and rebirth. They are excellent opportunities to set intentions for new life directions or simply to start new projects. This is the best time of the month to plant positive thoughts in the subconscious mind with affirmations, auspicious chants, and visualizations. Inspiration, hope, and support all flourish during the next couple of days for those seeking spiritual, emotional, or mental liberation of any kind.
Under this New Moon you can anticipate spiritual insight that is intended to feed your soul and not your ego. Pisces is the mystical sign that is associated with the eternal cosmic union that is each individual’s ultimate destiny. Generally, Pisces energy naturally gravitates to and feels most comfortable in “cosmic” versus “linear” time. It prefers to exist (and often gets lost) in the moment. This can be frustrating when we fail to understand the real soul desires and intentions of this final sign of the zodiac.
Because Pisces is a water sign and the last sign of the zodiac it seeks to dissolve all separating desires in order to unite with divinity and experience unity consciousness — liberation! All desires emanating from the soul must be fulfilled in order for it to return to source energy. Once earthly desires no longer satisfy our soul it is common to experience disillusionment. When a loss of meaning does occur, its purpose is to help us awaken to the fact that the only desire that will bring true and long-lasting meaning is our connection to God/Goddess, the divine, source, etc.
This month’s New Moon is in a very close alignment with Chiron, the planet often associated with “The Rainbow Bridge” because it is the planet that can create the connection from our external world of materialism to our internal world of spirituality and consciousness. Also known as “The Wounded Healer” or “Shamanic Healer,” Chiron represents our collective and individual wounds — physical, emotional, or psycho-spiritual — which can be healed using natural, holistic, and alternative forms of medicine. His presence with this New Moon may light up an area of your life that requires a vigilant awareness and commitment to healing. It is through this awareness and commitment that you can embrace your deepest wounds, retrieve the fragmented and lost parts of yourself, and be made whole again.
Additionally, Pisces is also one of the two signs of the zodiac associated with healing (Virgo is the other). Therefore, this New Moon in Pisces, along with Chiron, is a potent restorative combination and can help illuminate any healing that may need to occur so you can connect to your heart’s truest desires. Pisces also represents the dreamtime. Therefore, pay close attention to your dreams and any messages they provide over the upcoming days.
Under this important New Moon, it is beneficial to take time out of your busy schedule to contemplate a few essential questions:
1) What is separating me from the truest expression of my divine self?
2) What needs my awareness and commitment to healing?
3) What desires does my soul wish to experience?
4) What experiences are no longer providing meaning in my life and need to be culminated so I can align to my higher nature?
5) How can I more fully integrate with the divine?
Once you’ve answered these questions, take time to create intentions that will lead you into a closer relationship with your highest goals.
Copyright 2018 by Linda Kaye
Equinox means balance between night and day (dark and light)!
Tuesday, March 20 – 9:15 a.m. PDT
“It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke
The movement of the Sun into Aries marks the beginning of the seasonal and Astrological New Year.
Aries is the sign that represents initiations into brand new frontiers. This is the best time of year to set aside time to meditate on the intentions that you would like to create for the manifestation of new beginnings in your life.
Aries carries a powerful force so be careful what you wish for as you just might get it! Intentions set during this period can create real changes in your life as the Sun transitions to the Aries zero point – the potent and critical beginning degree of the Astrological zodiac.
Plant the seeds of your intentions and watch them sprout and grow during the next three months, and eventually bloom during the Summer Solstice. When the Fall Equinox occurs you will have a bountiful harvest and during the winter months you can assess the entire results.
Happy Spring Intention Setting!
Astrology Trivia: Did you know that Easter occurs the first Sunday following the Full Moon after the Spring Equinox? The next Full Moon occurs on Saturday March 31, and therefore, Easter occurs on April 1, this year.
Copyright 2018 by Linda Kaye
March 1, 2018
4:51 p.m. pacific time
Hum … what exactly is a Crow Full Moon? It is the name that the Native Peoples gave to the last Full Moon prior to the spring equinox (March 20). It was heralded by the cawing of the crows, alerting them to the end of winter.
This years Crow Full Moon occurs in the sign of Virgo — emphasizing the purification and integration of body, mind and spirit. Virgo is the Earth sign that holds a special affinity for all things related to our planet and her depiction honors the sacredness of Earth’s bounty as she lifts the wheat staff in her hand. The word Virgo is Latin for virgin. Its true meaning is “whole and pure within oneself.” Therefore, whenever Virgo is highlighted, an increased motivation for improvement and refinement will occur.
“Harness your mind’s power and you can reach the mountaintop. Harness your hearts power and you can reach the stars. Harness your soul’s power and you can reach the edge of the universe.” — Matshona Dhliwa
Full Moons occur when the Moon moves into an opposition to and reflects the light of the Sun — in this case, Pisces. When Virgo, and or Pisces, is highlighted in your horoscope or in the heavens as they are under this Full Moon, you will want to give special attention to the care of your body, thoughts and spiritual practice. If any one of these areas is ignored, a self-induced crisis might occur in order to get your attention.
Pisces envisions our dreams and desires into reality. With this potent Full Moon opposite Pisces you can intend to identify your imaginative dream-world and integrate it with the down-to-Earth reality of Virgo — unifying spirit and matter. Encourage your Piscean inspirations and dreams! Embrace the Virgo integration of your body, mind and spirit! Celebrate your contribution to the magnificent blossoming and awakening that is occurring during this time in your individual evolution.
Let this Full Moon inspire 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. These qualities are especially helpful if you want to enhance or change your daily work routine. Pay attention to your personal 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 Full Moon Key Words: Analyze, Discriminate, Daily Work, Diet, Purification, Health (intestines, nervous system, hands and feet), Mental Constructs, Spirituality
Copyright 2018 by Linda Kaye
Thursday, February 15 — 1:05 p.m. pacific time
“The human soul is on its journey from the law to love, from discipline to liberation, from the moral plane to the spiritual.” – Rabindranath Tagore
2018 marks the occurrence of five Eclipses in one year: two lunar and three solar. The first — a Total Lunar Eclipse — took place on January 31 in the sign of Leo. A Partial Solar Eclipse will occur in Aquarius on February 15, and the final three Eclipses of 2018 will follow in July and August.
A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon travels between the Sun and the Earth and therefore casts its shadow blocking the view of the Sun from Earth. This Eclipse will be visible in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Brazil and Antarctica and will last for approximately two hours.
During an Eclipse the Sun and the Moon align with the nodes of the Moon, which astrologers often characterize as “points of Destiny,” while correlating the nodes with both our individual and collective growth. Solar Eclipses, in particular, provide opportunities for transformation — the ending of an old cycle and the beginning of a new one. At an Eclipse, you can initiate a profound period of regeneration by aligning with your destiny and embracing any necessary changes that arise.
The darkening that occurs during an Eclipse has symbolically and historically been linked to the unveiling of something deeply hidden, an ominous secret, or the potential revelation of a great mystery. This current Eclipse falls in the sign of Aquarius and denotes the “water bearer” who pours divine wisdom from the heavens down onto humankind.
Aquarius also indicates having an altruistic attitude towards humanity. It is the inventor and is rebellious by nature; seeking liberation it desires futuristic change. For that reason, this is an auspicious Eclipse for you to set new intentions that encourage forward-thinking in order to reinvent yourself! Expect your intentions to reveal deep mysteries on the individual and collective/political spheres — which bring release, transformation, and rebirth to all sentient beings!
The Sun symbolizes creativity, wisdom, strength and outward expression. It is the energy that gives us the confidence to plan for our future. During a Solar Eclipse the Moon blocks the light from the Sun and casts a shadow on Earth. Therefore, during the next month, while we are energetically under the direct influence of this stimulating Eclipse we can find ourselves searching for our own light if the shadows of the mind and ego have created darkness. Fortunately, if this occurs, it is only temporary, as we are spiritual beings destined to awaken to our true nature.
Because Eclipses can be harbingers of great transformation and change they often coincide with unexpected earth events, stock market fluctuations, and political upheavals. On a personal note, emotions can become intense if they’ve been denied or repressed. New and important experiences or people can suddenly come into your life, and simultaneously, others may be removed. In general, changes are prevalent during Eclipses, so try to remain flexible and try not to judge anything that occurs as good or bad.
The ancient sages felt that the days just before and after Eclipses were a time for meditation and learning; a special time to honor the spiritual aspects of your life. Try to keep your schedule light, remain internally focused, eat only pure foods, and do not consume alcohol. The veil between earth and the heavens is thinner during an Eclipse, allowing you to more easily connect to the eternal universal wisdom that is your divine essence.
Copyright 2018 by Linda Kaye