Now is the perfect time to dust off those dreams
that have been shelved for years.
Do any still grab your fancy?
If so, what is it that sparks your imagination and interest?
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As the sixth sign of the zodiac, Libra season reminds us that we are halfway through the astrological year.
Aries starts us off every March, and sits in opposition to Libra.
Today brings the Aries Full Moon, a culmination point that connects back to March 17. Full moons bring things to fruition, and so we are asked to reflect back on our plans just before the 2018 spring season began.
Full moons are markers in our greater chapters. They are places where we can put a period on the end of a sentence, or get a revealing insight that helps to answer something we weren’t clear on six months before.
If you had set any intentions on or around March 17, or had any significant events around then, you might want to check in this week to see how things have transpired since.
Today’s Moon reaches fullness at 10:52pm EST, in a tight conjunction with Chiron, the Wounded Healer. Conjunctions amplify the energies of the planets involved.
Chiron is still retrograde. Together, Chiron and today’s Full Moon can provide an opportunity to see where some of your old stories are ready to conclude.
These stories can connect to patterns or past experiences that have blocked your ability to assert yourself in the world. They can connect to blocks you’ve run into that have stalled your independence, determination, or confidence.
Aries wants to win. It wants to succeed, but only ever on its own terms. Let today’s energies show you where you can find freedom.
If something has been holding you back – insecurity, shyness, motivation – allow it to be released to this Full Moon. Let today’s energy show you a new way forward.
We are in the final days of summer. In my part of the world, school starts in early September, after Labour Day, which always feels like the unofficial start of fall.
But the first day of autumn actually begins with the fall equinox and the Sun’s entry Libra, which occurs this Saturday, September 22, at 9:54pm.
For me, paying attention to the seasons isn’t just about weather watching. It is about stepping in and out of distinctive themes and energies time and time again. We come to associate certain memories and expectations with every season.
We also feel differently as these cycles come and go. For many of us, autumn can be an inspiring time. The days gets shorter. Night reigns, changing our desires and routines.
You might be craving early evenings when you can get tucked into bed with a book. Or you might be galvanized by that back-to-school feeling, seeking out workshops or classes to take.
Or you might simply be looking forward to some of your own fall traditions, and enjoying the season as it is.
The Fall Equinox gives us a balance of night and day, just as we see in the scales of Libra. It is a powerful time to get clear about what is tipping your scales.
As we move into the harvest season, we are asked to prepare for what we’ve sown throughout the year, as well as to mourn any crops that haven’t grown as planned. Or, to realize that we’ve planted seeds that no longer nourish us.
Chapters close at these times. Friendships, jobs, projects, and business plans that are taking more energy than they are worth come up for re-evaluation.
The Fall Equinox asks you to see what is coming along with you as the seasons change, and what is being left behind.
Trust in the steps you are taking now, whether it’s towards something new, or away from something old.
Light a candle for yourself on September 22 and make a promise that you will care for the harvest of your life in any way necessary.
Until next time,
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Mars enters Aquarius tonight at 8:56pm EST.
The planet of drive and determination enters the sign of the water bearer, the place where ideas flow freely.
Sometimes we talk about Mars as the planet of war, but no planet is ever limited to just one energy or definition. When Mars is in Aquarius, though, I think it’s worth noting the dichotomy between these two.
Aquarius has a reputation for emotional disconnection, but we can’t forget that it’s also a highly social, humanitarian energy. If there is any disconnect, it’s often because Aquarius is already a few steps ahead of everyone else, lost in the potential of the future, refining tomorrow’s promise.
Mars likes to have its way. In our personal natal charts, Mars is where we assert ourselves. It is where we want what we want, and how, and when. It is our willpower, and the way we exert our energy.
So when Mars meets up with innovative Aquarius, the rebel of the zodiac, limitations are lifted.
Where we once felt stalled in our ideas, plans, or progress, Aquarius begins to reveal a different way of doing things.
Maybe it’s a gentler way. Or one that comes through community or collaboration.
Maybe it’s not the expected way, but that’s because Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, which never does anything the same way twice.
So if you’ve been up against a wall lately, or feeling stuck for energy or inspiration, tap into Mars’ energy in the days ahead.
Ask yourself if you need fresh motivation. Or if you’re in a rut with your personal routines – anything from work to working out, to creative processes to the schedules you keep.
Ask yourself, too, if there is any way you’d like to shift your energy in the world. Mars in Aquarius can make us see where we are being impatient with those we share this planet with.
“Even the smallest actions have an impact.”
Until next time,
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Since April 17, Saturn retrograde in Capricorn has been asking you to look at how you commit.
These past several months have brought opportunities to re-examine your sense of stability in the world. To re-direct or re-orient your time, focus, energy, and boundaries so that you can do what you came here to do.
And what is that, exactly?
What do you believe your purpose is? It can be overwhelming to think about purpose and potential as a singular focus throughout a lifetime. Rather than assuming it can only ever be one thing, I prefer to think look at how purpose relates to the here and now:
“What do I feel is my mission at this time in my life?”
The chapters you live through can all add up to one epic adventure, or a series of narratives that have you starring in different roles, or as different characters, throughout time.
Everyone’s saga is ongoing, but unique. Sometimes we reinvent ourselves every few years with new jobs, new styles, new relationships, or new places to live. Sometimes we reinvent ourselves more subtly, through new outlooks, attitudes, and perspectives.
With Saturn going direct this Thursday, September 6, the energy of the week ahead asks you to look back at the emerging themes, lessons, and commitments since April. Especially those that relate to actions or decisions you’ve taken – or still plan to take – that will help you feel more secure, stable, and focused in all that you do.
One of Capricorn’s symbols is the mountain goat, always climbing. And yet when its ruler, Saturn, is retrograde, the goat takes a pause to catch its breath, secure its footing, and to ensure it is even on the right mountain
Set your intentions with this New Moon to invite in the rewards for a labour of love, or to cleanse your calendar of any extraneous commitments that you’ve realized are only holding you back from your true raison d’être.
“I am ready to do the work of my life.”
And if you’d like to connect with the Virgo New Moon through tarot, here is a spread to help:
Until next time,
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