Monday, January 29, 2018

Leo Lunar Eclipse January 31, 2018

Leo Lunar Eclipse
January 31, 2018
Blue Moon
8:26am EST

11 Leo 37

Yes this Full Moon is:
Lunar Eclipse
Super Moon
Blood Moon
Blue Moon
Meaning the earth’s shadow will cross the face of the moon which happens to be super close to earth turning it reddish in color and it is the second full moon in one calendar month.   Kind of a lot going on.   

For those people living in Hawaii & Alaska please stay up late and watch it for the rest of us and take lots of photos of the red color.  How nice America got both last year’s solar eclipse and some of this year’s lunar eclipse.   One note, there can be earthquakes around supermoons and this one is smack in the middle of the ring of fire--hmmm.  

The way eclipses work is they are a like ping-pong.  A solar eclipse takes place and then six months later we get the lunar eclipse in the opposite sign.   It’s around an 18 month process with one set of opposites.  Then the eclipses move into other signs until 19 years later the two signs will be part of the processing again.   In 1981 we had the lunar eclipse at 1 degree Aquarius on January 20.   Then in 1999 we had the lunar eclipse on ----drumroll----January 31, 1999 at the same degree as this lunar eclipse.  So, what was going on with you at that ’99 eclipse?    Did it speak to your heart and love and truth and bravery?   Let’s go deeper----

In August we had the solar total eclipse that crossed the United States. We put on our protective glasses and tried to find our real and authentic selves by grabbing our hearts and jumping into our lives with new vigor.

Now we are six months past that potential rebirth of our authentic self and how does it feel?  Do you feel a new liberation?  Do you feel you brought a new force and creativity to your life since August?  Perhaps it is subtle?   Where are you brave?  How are you responding to other people’s bravery?   Who respects truth?  Who respects your truth?   How do you respond to people who tell the truth?  

Venus who was an important influence on the New Moon chart is also weighing in on the lunar eclipse.   How are we being coaxed by our feminine nature that we could be bigger or grander?  Not because our ego wants it but more because we are humans and humans need love, kindness and a deep need to be cherished.    Can you feel it this lunar eclipse?  

Where are egos out of check?    Where are issues of betrayal and trust frayed?  Where does love need to be present?   Venus on the south node in Aquarius speaks to being superficial in groups and forgoing the bravery and messiness of being real.  And yeah, love is very messy.  

 The south node in Aquarius could send some people off to ‘disconnect land’ where emotions are disregarded or shut down.   Watch the emotions that come up on the full moon and consider taking the braver path.   Let down your guard and be real and authentic and here is the gift of the Aquarius south node, once you connect with those strong authentic emotions you can share with others who are like- minded and build a new community.   This is the joy of the Leo-Aquarius teeter- totter eclipse energy.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

This Week In Astrology

This week begins with the Crescent Phase and then on the 24th it moves into First quarter moon.   As a reminder during the crescent phase we are gathering information.   We learn things both subtly and on the nose.   Even random things can come up and inform us.   This Crescent phase is focused on our faith and intuition.   Once the moon moves into 1st quarter we act again. This first quarter is focused on foundations and building something up patiently bit by bit.     Remember our ‘actions’ that support our new moon intention happen on the new, first quarter, full and last quarter moon.   This entire 29 day Capricorn cycle is focused on our place in the world. 

On the 26th and 27th we should see things heat up with Mars in Sag and Mercury gets into it with Uranus.  There will be sharp words.  There will be harsh.  There will be snark.    

Crescent Moon Phase

Focus on: What are you learning about spirituality & faith?  What are you learning about humanity?  What are you learning about your tenderness?  And mysticism?  And how are you learning something important about victims?   How does all this play as you fine tune your place in the world? 

Special focus:
1/24: Mercury conjunct Pluto:  Our thinking can change our place in the world. 

First Quarter Moon
January 24, 2018 
5:30pm EST

Focus on:  What actions are you taking that support your foundations? What actions are you taking that support your finances and your properties? What actions are you taking that are rooted in practicality?  What actions are you taking that are the stepping stones to something bigger?

Special focus
1/26: Mars enters Sagittarius.  Fiery actions that can be both fun and a bit reckless.  Be inspired but don’t cause brush fires. 
1/27: Mercury squares Uranus.  Thinking that no longer works will get push back.  Morph the thoughts even if it is hard especially against bullies.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Check In On Your Treasure Map & Operation Declutter

On the launch of Capricorn New Moon we also activate the last quarter of the Treasure Maps we built last April.  

We now beginning the final three months for manifestations.  Many of you have had a lot of accomplishments and during these final months you can expect more.  Some of you are concerned that you have not had as much success as you hoped.  Do not lose heart.  A lot can happen this final phase. One year I had the bulk of my map realized in the last five weeks of the Treasure Map year.  The Universe is funny that way.    

Also--please take the time now to begin the declutter process.  Now is the time to start clearing out the things that you don't use, things that are broken, things you don't love---get it out of your house, your car, your office and your brain.   What are the thoughts you have in your brain that need to be removed?  Thoughts like, "I can't, I never, I don't.."  Some of those thoughts no longer serve you.  Also, declutter you inbox.  Do you really need all those emails that are being sent to you?   Unhook.   

We have three months to declutter so don't kill yourself, just do it bit by bit and you will be there by the time of the next Aries New Moon on April 15 9:57pm ET.    By decluttering and getting rid of the broken down things and thoughts you will be ready for the new Treasure Map.    

Capricorn New Moon: 2018

Welcome to Capricorn New Moon 2018.  This feels like a goat of a different color.  Just sayin'

You will find my article as always at Margaret Wendt's website where I post it

Jupiter Sextile Pluto

Jupiter Sextile Pluto

January 15, 2018 11:13pm EST

Each year there are astrological themes generated by planetary aspects between outer planets that get our attention.   In 2018 bountiful Jupiter will sextile powerful Pluto three times.     The first hit is today, January 15, the next one is April 14 and the final is September 11.  These hits will be (in order) 19 degrees, 21 degrees and 19 degrees of Scorpio and Capricorn.

This is a gift to all of us who survived 2017’s harsh Jupiter Pluto squares (three of them) where fake and light was at war with real power and real regeneration.   When opportunities for real change appeared many chose to shine it on by being fake because they didn’t want to upset appearances or status quo.  Or were just simply scared for real change.     Others who were genuinely motivated and tried to make real change had some success after hard work but still felt they didn’t have complete success –it felt as if the Universe above was saying, “Not quite yet”.   Now Capricorn has its ruling planet Saturn in his sign adding some maturity and with this sextile three hits, the time might be right for real evolution.

Jupiter in transformative Scorpio is working WITH Pluto as they both try to build something better.   The sextile is a friendly, perhaps playful aspect that respects the other planet and sign and says, “Hey you got that and I have got this—we can do something good together.”     We dare to actually feel we might be able complete something if we put our mind and energy towards it.   Wow, what a breath of fresh air!

Jupiter in Scorpio is focused on transformation and releasing the dead so something new can emerge.   Pluto happens to rule Scorpio so he is thrilled to have Jupiter, the biggest planet in the solar system help clear out the dead so we can regenerate new growth.     It is worth noting that Pluto is past the half way mark of its long journey in Capricorn, which started in 2008—remember that year when the world economies went into the toilet?   And Pluto will leave in January of 2024.   That is a long journey for slowpoke Pluto so let’s make the most of any good aspects we get along the way.

With the sextile you should take a look in your world and see if you are feeling a break from negativity or blockage.  Perhaps you are finally feeling some movement.   Or the hints of movement in a ‘stuck’ area.     Maybe you are feeling a bit of optimism.   Today is the first round of the sextile –what can you do that speaks to transforming?   Even if it is one small thing—go for it.   We will be having this aspect two more times and as we run up to the aspect there could be opportunities that we have not experienced prior to 2018.    Also, the aspect is felt beyond the days it is exact so let’s add a week or ten days on either side of the exact dates as a period of influence.  

Special note:

We have discussed it many times that in 2022 Pluto will return to its natal place is the chart of the USA from July 4, 1776.   Pluto was at 27 Cap 57 at the launch of The American Revolution.   Pluto has not returned to that exact place at any time since the founding of the USA.   Now we are building towards the Pluto return.    You don’t need to be Doris Kearns Goodwin to know that something is going on with America that feels ‘different’ than in the previous 25 decades.   Watch and see how Jupiter sextile Pluto manifests this year and if it has any impact as we slowly bear down on Pluto’s return in 2022.   One more note we will start to feel Pluto on Pluto around 2020.  I can’t say for exact because well, this is the first time we have had it!