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by Pat Liles
Full Moon in Sagittarius/Lunar Eclipse
Friday, May 24, 2013 10:25 PM MDT
(Saturday, May 25, 2013 4:25 AM GMT)
Support and ease is abundant in the Full Moon chart and at the same time, challenges and tensions are strong in this powerful, amplified window. Keep in mind three interacting factors for this Moon:
2-SuperMoon! (Which means the Moon is closest to the Earth, and Sun, Moon, Earth are in alignment to each other in a straight arrow fashion)
3-Exact Pluto square Uranus aspect period May 20 (third of seven squares from 2012 to 2015)
We are completing a notable growth period provided by the three-eclipse container of the last month and fueled by the awakening of the solar flares. With 2012-13 the peak in the 11-year sunspot cycle, the sunspots, so rapid fire in 2012 have remained quiet all year until now. Currently, totally active! They held their fire until we needed some extra fuel for the growth we have experienced in the last eclipse month. We’re being stretched, prodded, pressured and examined to see what we’re made of, and what we value enough to show up for. Windows like these help us destabilize, lose the familiar, and get out of our well-developed minds and get a glimpse of Spirit’s intention for our highest good. Our bodies don’t like it; resistance surfaces, but destabilization brings our best shot for regrouping, expanding and shepherding in the higher frequencies, quickened time, and greater balance our planet is now ready for.
At the same time, there is such effortless, easeful trine energy available here especially from the water signs-our emotional, receptive, fluid nature where we just tap in and intuitively understand what is going on from our deep knowingness. This trine water energy is part of our learning as well at this time – how to be fluid, receive, use our feminine powers of cooperation. Being connected feels so nourishing now – to others, to Spirit, to Nature, to our own hearts. If we don’t let the pressure of the dense physical illusion move us into fear (and there is plenty of reason to go there!), then we can tap into the frequencies that are supporting us in this extremely creative, exciting time.
It’s a dance! A balancing of pressure and surrender and the Sun’s shift into Gemini is just the energy we need to lighten the dense quality of our physicality so more miraculous energies of the invisible world can be made manifest through each of us. Part of the turn of 2012 relates to turning the corner on this planet of not only masculine polarity and violence, but in the denseness our bodies hold. Lighten up! Allow spaciousness. Give Spirit some room to work miracles and give you your heart’s desire. We are breaking the container we hold collectively of the suffering, hardship and loss of connection to Spirit and our planet of the last 2000+ years. Let’s allow this Gemini/Sagittarius Full Moon to work with our minds, thinking and connecting processes, beliefs, interpretations, and visionary abilities to create a larger, richer and more vibrant, abundant container for ourselves. We need to ‘hundred monkey’ this frame of mind, and this is the Moon for it.
Venus, Mercury and gift-giving Jupiter are all happily aligned in Gemini. In fact, if you look at the sky just after sunset this weekend, you will see these three heavenly bodies clustered together shining like diamonds in the western sky. Mercury is powerful in its own sign and ruler of the Gemini Sun; Jupiter in Gemini rules the full Sagittarius Moon. Venus is also in Gemini and in the same degree as Mercury – perfect support for playing with your mind and mental habits in new ways. The trio, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, are supporting Juno, Goddess of Committed Relationship, who is challenging and squaring the North and South Nodes. The Nodes represent what we have brought in from the past (South) and the cutting edge of where we are growing and learning (North). The challenge is in fixed, power signs (Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius) so it represents a long-standing pattern that needs to be moved in the way we hold our personal relationships.
If we back out and look at a bigger picture, Pluto squaring Uranus is affecting our planet and our consciousness with an extended period of transformative forces and revolutionary change. We have to look at the traditional, calcified structures within our society and ourselves and submit them to the radical change demanded by Uranus. These two square again on November 1st, in the spring and fall of 2014, and for the last time in the spring of 2015. In the Full Moon chart, it is Vesta, Goddess of the Sacred Temple Flame, who is exactly opposing Pluto and squaring Uranus. Vesta is the feminine part of us that preserves our sexual/creative energy for focused dedication to a personal calling (sometimes sacred, artistic or enterprising). So Vesta is challenging the status quo and encouraging us to clarify from deep within our heart’s sanctuary where we want to concentrate and devote our energies.
The awakening our planet is experiencing will not move forward without the influences of the feminine aspects of ourselves holding a core position. We are all part of the shift from the constructs of cause and effect Newtonian physics to quantum physics. An eclipse in Gemini/Sagittarius has the potential to move our mental energies to a place that can encompass even greater capacities focused through the heart. Our very bodies must evolve from an electro-magnetic based manifestation to a more crystalline field with far greater abilities to connect with our planet, heal and nourish our bodies, manifest with ease, and utilize all the support available to us from the invisible worlds. Everything will be amplified during this eclipse period, so let’s consciously put forth our thoughts, prayers, intentions, and visualizations to activate the highest good for all and the best possible future.
06/08 Gemini New Moon 18º 10:58 AM MDT
06/20 Summer Solstice 11:03 PM MDT
06/23 Full Moon in Capricorn 5:33 AM MDT
Written by Patricia Liles ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
ASTROLOGICAL NOTES: Written by Patricia Liles
New Moon ~ Eclipse of the Sun, Sun and Moon in Taurus 19º May 9, 2013, 6:29 PM Mountain Daylight Time (May 10, 12:29 AM Greenwich Mean Time)
Eclipses are cyclical focal points. They reappear on the same degree in 19-year cycles aligned with the movement of the North and South Nodes through the signs. Journey back in your mind’s eye to this time in 1994 when The North Node was last in Scorpio and the South Node in Taurus as it is now. Who were you then? We had already entered the current period of rapid expansion and transformation, although it had not yet accelerated to the point we are currently experiencing.
Our current three-eclipse container spanning a month is most powerful here with the New Moon eclipse of the Sun, our source of light, heat and energy. This solar eclipse expresses through the sign of Taurus, ruled by Venus. At this New Moon, both Sun and Moon are in Taurus close to the South Node with Mars, Mercury, Pallas Athena and Sedna*, a dwarf planet added to our solar system (consciousness) in 2003 – all of this manifesting through Taurus.
The archetype of Taurus, a feminine, fixed earth sign teaches about finding what we truly value, the practicality of manifesting right here and now, titillating the senses, appreciating beauty in nature and the social pleasures of surrounding oneself with those you love. Venus has rulership of two signs – Libra and Taurus. In Libra, a masculine, air sign, Venus is mental, fair, balanced, discriminating, willing to negotiate. But in Taurus, Venus lends an earthy, voluptuous and affectionate nature, patience and practicality, and an industrious, productive work ethic with a flair for accumulating money and resources. It is said that many bankers are Tauruses! (Venus rules finances.) Taurus can be stubborn and dig in their heels when challenged. Change and surrender are not their strong suit, but loyalty, integrity, and personal magnetism are.
Taurus rules the neck and throat, tongue, voice and thyroid, stocks, bonds, banking, art dealing, jewelry, beautiful possessions, and what you value and accumulate. Watch for stiff necks and shoulders, sore throats, money difficulties this Moon as a sign of energy blocked from flow.
These are rarified times with new, higher frequency energies available to our planet now that we are moving past the end of a number of major time cycles and moving into uncharted territory. Eclipse periods always feel more intensified because of the precise alignment of the Sun, Moon and Earth, but these times are absolutely untethered in terms of velocity! One can feel that multiple frequencies are available at any one time and this is reflected in the Moon chart. Clearly operating is the denser frequency of our imprinting and habitual way of thinking and behaving that holds the structures of our various political, educational, commercial and financial systems together (not to mention our ego structures), and simultaneously and more inspiringly, there is the stimulating and exhilarating energies of heart-centered frequencies encouraging us to acknowledge our selves as a physical manifestation of the divine here on Earth! Choose consciously in every moment which frequency you want to be participating in.
An eclipse in Taurus is like a giant workshop in the sky, free to all, and a clear call to learn to manifest the divinity of our soul essence right here in physical reality as fully as we are able. With an eclipse and the blockage of the electro-magnetic field of the Sun for a short period of time, we can reset our intention, orientation and focus and drop what does not resonate at the new frequency that we choose to align with. There is an underlying feeling of chaos, confusion, and insecurity with the darker parts of our psyche shaking loose. It’s an on-going practice, and we find ourselves shifting between the old denser ways of behaving and thinking, and yet learning to let go, to trust Spirit and our hearts and accepting what is presenting itself in the moment. When eclipses align with the South Node as these three do, it’s a time for letting go of the past, for forgiveness, for realigning our self worth, for drawing clear boundaries, and for learning to manifest through the quantum field that connects us to all that is. Taurus/Scorpio teaches us to clarify what we truly value, love and what has worth for us and when that is clear in our hearts unequivocally, the universe lines up powerfully to provide it and to help us let go of what stands in the way.
The feminine influences of the asteroids are very active before and after this eclipse chart. Ceres, the Mother Goddess, is directly activating the third exact square of Pluto and Uranus on May 20th pointing to the release of that powerful force for societal change coming through our embracing of the Feminine principles in all aspects of our being. Are lessons of receiving, self love, inclusion, or support seeking your attention?
The multifaceted influence of Pallas Athena is exactly conjunct this Sun and Moon. She brings to the fore our ability to translate our creative intelligence into ethical action, and she will help us to manifest our goals with wisdom, objectivity and strategic planning. She will bring common sense and give our artistic selves a boost in creating beauty through color and working with the earth. She is also an energetic healer, so forms like Reiki, hypnosis, homeopathy, etc. have a strong ally here. Let’s not minimize her rulership of weapons and the art of war, martial arts and non-violence – we may need her cool head and clear vision as Pluto and Uranus move into exact square alignment this month.
Juno, Sacred Consort and ruler of committed relationship, is squaring the Nodes and reminding us that equality and balance must be brought into every relationship, and these are issues we need to attend to in order to release the past and to grow into vibrant partnership. Pay close attention to relationship fears that surface at this time: abandonment, betrayal, sexuality issues, emotional manipulation, projection, powerlessness – you name it, it’s just endless!
Venus, ruler of this chart, slips out of Taurus and into Gemini earlier in the day of New Moon, so this brings a lighter, wittier, social and much more communicative influence to this Taurus line up. Because New Moon is always a time when you want to clarify and refine exactly what you want to create in the next moon cycle, this Gemini influence will help us express our intentions, write them, and generally give them life by sharing them.
*Here is a link about the myth of Sedna, the undersea goddess of the Inuit peoples, relevant to this solar eclipse:
05/24 Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius 4º, 10:25 PM MDT (05/25 4:25 AM Greenwich Mean Time)
05/20 Third Uranus Square Pluto aspect (2012-2015)
06/08 New Moon in Gemini 9:56 AM MDT
Written by Patricia Liles email@example.com
Join Katherine Skaggs in the months of May and June 2013 to learn the Intutive Painting process. You have the opportunity to spend a day with Katherine in her playshop, Painting the Soul: The Art of Soul Retrieval and Remembering Saturday, May 18th from 11 to 4pm. You can read more about this below. Monday, May 27th begins a series of three evening intuitive painting classes, with the focus on WAKING UP! as you move to your inner vision through the intuitive painting process and shamanic drum journey.
Each of these classes teach you to better trust your intuitive and inner vision, as well the process of opening a portal to your higher soul self. Retreat into your wise soul self and wipe away any disbelief that you are an artist. Each of us are artists in our own rights, more than we are lead to believe. Getting in touch with your creative soul essence is the key to courageously, authentically painting the canvas of your life.
Painting the Soul:
The Art of Soul Retrieval & Soul Remembering
Saturday, May 18th
11am – 4 pm
held at Katherine’s Home & Studio Casa Templo de Luz de Oro
3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins
Enter into sacred soul space through prayer, ritual, intention, shamanic journey and invocation to access your intuition, and ability to connect to the multi-dimensional soul self. This process opens your higher guidance system and can be applied to retrieve aspects of Self, past life memories, spiritual guidance for life issues, and soul remembering.
Katherine will take you through the bones of channeling a soul portrait:
- Learn how to set the space for opening the portal of a soul portrait and sacred art creation.
- Build trust through practice for channeling symbol, color/frequency, healing energy and messages for self and other.
- Work with essence of the energy and go beyond the form of faces in portrait… this is not about the face, it is about the essence.
- Work with drum journey to vision, and practice bringing the visioning into the intuitive painting process for the soul portrait.
- Paint a personal self soul portrait as a soul retrieval and healing process.
- Paint a personal self soul portrait calling in a past life, future life or awareness of self as Christed Being.
Paint, Brushes and 16×20" Paint Boards will be supplied.
Wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on.
Bring a sack lunch or snacks. We’ll have a late lunch on site at 1:30ish.
Bring an old towel as a paint rag.
Click here to learn more and to register – Cost $125
Intuitive Painting: WAKING UP!
Mondays, 6:30 – 9:30pm
May 27, June 3 & 10
held at Katherine’s Home & Studio Casa Templo de Luz de Oro
3148 Birmingham Drive in Fort Collins
Join Visionary Artist Katherine Skaggs to awaken and explore your creativity through paint, and the process of WAKING UP, becoming conscious to your Inner Light. Learn to heal through the creative process of Intuitive Painting, which awakens your core essence and intuitive soul self.
Release the bonds of the ego as you ascend into the color and light of your own divine energies. Discover an awakening of consciousness through a living process that engages your not only your creative self, but your Christ/Buddha/I Am consciousness.
Guided meditation, shamanic journey and intuitive painting are the foundational tools of the course.
Each week we will use invocations to wake up the Christ Consciousness/I AM presence to support our meditation journey process.
All supplies provided.
Register Here - $115 tuition
by Molly Hall – www.astrology.about.com
Scorpio Eclipse Motif Metamorphosis; thawing out and cracking open; not around, but through; the poison is the cure; emotional/psychic sovereignty; sexual healing. Dark Side: conspiracies; desperate acts that go against the conscience; selling your soul to survive; harsh reality; betrayal; corruption; deception; occulted agendas of control; manipulation and binding energies. Read More »
Sun and Moon in Aries 20º
Wednesday, April 10, 2013,
3:36 AM MDT
(9:36 AM Greenwich Mean Time)
Written by Patricia Liles
The energy and fire of Spring rising is strengthened by an alignment of multiple planets in Aries at this New Moon. Even though New Moon is the dark of the moon that calls us to attend to our inner soul needs and reset and renew according to the sign where it resides, Aries has little use for cave dwelling and the arts of contemplation! Mars-ruled Aries wants action, adventure, and proof that it exists as an individual free from the cultural restraints of the previous collective signs of winter (Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces). Aries is a vibrant, masculine, yang energy eager and enthusiastic to begin new ventures, take risks, explore where others have feared to tread, and embody the qualities of the young warrior having left the castle to find his place and what he’s made of out in the world. Read More »
ASTROLOGICAL NOTES: Written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
Full Moon Sun in Aries, Moon in Libra ~ 6º Wed. March 27, 2013, 3:28 AM MDT
Just a week after the Equinox when the Sun is poised at equal day and equal night, we bask in the light of a Full Moon in Libra, the sign of balance. Here in the northern hemisphere we begin the zodiac cycle anew as the Sun enters 0º Aries at vernal equinox. Each of the four seasons begins with a cardinal sign in a different element:
Spring begins with Aries – cardinal fire
Summer begins with Cancer – cardinal water
Autumn begins with Libra – cardinal air
Winter begins with Capricorn – cardinal earth Read More »
Written by Patricia Liles
Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
Sagittarius New Moon – 21º
Thursday, December 13, 1:42 AM MST
(8:42 AM Greenwich Mean Time)
The last New Moon of the calendar year allows us to make very clear just what we want to create in the next cycle. We have completed the intensified period of shift marked by the solar/lunar eclipse pair that started Nov. 13. Whew! Intense doesn’t even come close to describe all that has transpired in just one short Moon cycle. Personally, I am awed by the depth and age of psychological/karmic material surfacing in me presently to be turned over to Spirit to recreate a new way of being in this world. With all the collective focus on the end of this year as a major transition point, it’s the perfect time to put your attention on a question like, ‘if I could change one thing in my life that would really make a difference, what would it be?’ Then, point that question in the direction of your relationships, finances, health, happiness or wherever you want to affect change and move to higher ground. By actually writing or verbalizing what those desires are at this time, you can gather significant support for your intentions. As the Moon increases from New to Full Moon, and as the days lengthen and bring more light at Solstice, we have the power of increase at our fingertips. Use it; ride the wave; harness it. On so many levels, we are being offered the portals, tools, and opportunities to tune in to unprecedented spiritual evolution.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse
Sun in Sagittarius ~ Moon in Gemini 6º
Wed. Nov 28 2012 7:46 AM MST (2:46 PM GMT)
Written by Patricia Liles
We’re all being challenged. We’re all being supported. We’re all letting go of the old way. We’re all reaching toward the new. All systems reset during the weeks of eclipse energy between the New and the Full Moon alignments of the Sun, Moon, and Earth – our Creator, our Receiver, and our Home making us more malleable and open to the gifts made available to us now. How willing are you to relax your grip on the baggage you’re carrying and lift your open hands to the sky? Surrender and Receiving could be the big themes of duality-loving Gemini’s Full Moon energy. Gemini/Sagittarius carry strong mental focus. Gemini loves communicating, connecting, informing, and Sagittarius wants expansion of our horizons and beliefs through exposure to foreign influences, religious ideas, and seeking of wisdom. Teaching and learning are emphasized here. Mercury rules this Moon chart and has been retrograde for weeks drawing us inward and insisting we follow the mental roots deep into our core and draw up those experiences that expose the basis of the way we think. Mercury turning direct on Nov. 26 and moving forward will continue to facilitate those mental level transformations that support our global shift. Look down, is your ticket marked ‘deep intense personal transformation’? I thought so. Well, you’re in the right place at the right time.
Written by Patricia Liles
Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
Scorpio New Moon, Total Solar Eclipse, SuperMoon
Tuesday, November 13, 3:09 PM MST
Sun and Moon in Scorpio 21º
With this New Moon, we enter the last six weeks – the home stretch, of 2012. We enter an eclipse portal with a total solar eclipse now at New Moon and a partial lunar eclipse at Full Moon at the end of the month. As a SuperMoon, every effect is strengthened, as the Moon is closest to the Earth and in exact alignment with the Sun/Moon. The Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun during solar eclipses essentially blocking out the Sun’s electro-magnetic and radiant energies that are vital to life and allowing a momentary empty moment that can clear and reset our energetic bodies. Anything can happen; release takes place. We realign to this present moment. The universe is offering you an empty vehicle to fill with whatever you want to let go of.
Written by Patricia Liles
Taurus Full Moon
Sun in Scorpio ~ Moon in Taurus 6º
October 29 1:50 PM MDT (October 29 7:50 PM Greenwich Mean Time)
Taurus and Scorpio polarity themes will be activated in our lives with this Full Moon ~ that is our physical resources (money, possessions, security, self worth) and our psychological/sexual resource (the mysterious, unseen, essential, shadowy, and power-infused). Through the lens of Taurus/Scorpio, we weigh and determine what has real and lasting value in our lives, feel the burden (or commitment) of what we are attached to, and engage in the human dance of death, loss, grief and rebirth. Not lightweight topics, but we expect nothing less from two of our power signs – fixed, earth Taurus and fixed, water Scorpio. Power signs, including Leo and Aquarius, are not indecisive about where they are headed. They tend to know what they want and are out to get it. Everything else is a distraction. Maybe a little inflexible at times, but they know what they value. Take the opportunity given at this time of year to clean up your act on the physical plane. Clear some space of dead energies – closets, drawers, corners, garages, files, gutters – anywhere you think energy is blocked and can’t flow easily. Give freely of the old to make way for the new energy. We are preparing our lives for the influx of higher frequency energies coming with the end of this year and shaping the future.