Blood Moon on the Rise – The Full Moon Eclipse

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“I’ll see you again, when the moon has turned red over One Tree Hill” One Tree Hill (U2’s ode to a NZ roadie killed in Dublin in 1986)

“Only very strong souls enter and leave at the time of an eclipse”

Informing a friend today about this Saturdays full moon eclipse in libra,  as a visual event and energy shift, she replied, “The Last Blood Moon my partner had to have emergency surgery, I’m not a fan of Blood Moons”, my response was simple, “my grandmother died at the last one, I think there fucking evil”.  I was struck how history was still telling us personally how potent a Blood Moon Eclipse is in our individual lives, and how perceptions of them hasn’t changed much over history. The the imagery of blood being still very pertinent and a central theme directly correlated to that Moon.

Full Moon Eclipses have been feared by many cultures  for thousands of years. While it is exciting to see it as a visual phenomenon and spectacle, its impacts and change brought about with it has created much fear and at times anxiety throughout history. The Mesopotamian Kings would go into hiding at an eclipse and a false king would be put on the throne for fear of what the eclipse would bring. Ancient Japanese culture said it would foreshadow an earthquake and other natural disasters, the Romans saw its as a bad omen which saw deaths of rulers, while Indians would not let their pregnant women out of the house for fear of the effect on the unborn child. In some African cultures (Togo and Benin) it is seen as a positive thing, the Sun and The Moon in conflict with each other, encouraging people to end arguments and feuds, seeing it as a sign to put down arms and make peace. Islamic religions pray to it and see it as a direct communication from Allah, connecting to it ask for forgiveness and well wishing. Whatever the belief the power and the presence of the eclipse is undeniable, across many cultures practising many forms of religion.

The belief about the energies differ,  but the idea of a large purge links them. On the negative side is that the Sun and the Moon are blocking each other, with each others energies. The Sun (ego/masculine) is in conflict or not being able to shine as the Moon (emotions/feminine) blocks it, creating tensions. The blood moon is seen as an aggressive moon, with red giving rise to blood being shed, or life lost, war, blood, death, destruction being strong images and consequences. Something my friend and I could relate to.

From a more positive and slightly more feminist perspective, the blood moon eclipse can be seen as the masculine (the sun) and feminine (the moon) energies blending – harmonising with each other, the blood moon being symbolic for birth, menstruation, fertility (especially potent now at Easter which was originally a pagan fertility festival). The blood moon being a massive purge and released of blood / destruction with the rebirthing of another less intense purge 28 days later, at the next full moon. Death, birth and regeneration on a more grandiose scale, hence why the blood moon is seen with such fear and suspicion.

No matter what your leanings, one thing that both parties agree to is that the true message of the moon eclipse is not fully revealed at the time. It is either hidden or incubated with only small clues to hint at its conception. The true meaning or message from an eclipse can take up to 6 months to be revealed to the individual. However once revealed its often dramatic and life altering.

Eclipses come in cycles and pairs, this current full moon eclipse harks back to the full moon eclipse last April 15th 2014, any messages for lessons from that eclipse are coming to an end now. It’s the ending of that cycle.  What was going on at that time in your life, another signifier would be the New Moon in Libra last year, September 23/24th. This full moon is the completion of a cycle that started then. What was important or going on then can give you clues as to what Saturday’s eclipse might be about.

This Eclipse at 14 degrees of Libra ( the sign of balance ) is an ending of any themes important at that April 15th 2014 or September 23/24 2014 time, looking to where you have Libra in your birth chart is a good place to see where this Saturdays eclipse may manifest over the next up to 6 months.

Eclipses bring dramatic change through unforeseen events, the energy around the actual eclipse is emotional, tense,  scattered, zingy, hard to get a grip on. Things will come out of nowhere and are often dramatic. This is not the case for every eclipse as they happen 2x a year in pairs, however the past year has been very challenging astrology for a lot of people and these eclipses have been tuning into some of the heavy hitters at play.  The size of the eclipse also dictates its potency. Through a life time eclipses can often be looked back on and seen as triggering a great series of events. House and Family, Money and Worth, Relationships and Community, Career and Creativity. Spirituality and Service.

So when enjoying the splendor of this weekends Full Eclipse of the full moon and admiring the amazing show mother nature is putting on, tune in to what might be buzzing around in your life at that time and watch and wait for its evolutionary manifestation, no matter what it is, I have no doubt it will be life changing and liberating.

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Neptunian Musing ….

The Neptunian Haze

Neptune is your Muse’ an astrologer once told me … ‘Neptune will give you what you want’.

I didn’t know much about Neptune when this wonderful line was given to me, But the two things I did know was  1). drug and alcohol addiction is common signifier for those with a strong and badly functioning Neptune. 2) When it rains on Neptune, it rains diamonds.  These two things alone made me realise the scope and room to play as well as the highs and lows of this mystical planet. I felt like I would need an a-ha moment to fully understand Neptune and I left scratching my head deciding to dig deeper into this Neptunian unknown.

Neptune is the ruler of Pisces, the 12 sign, the 12th house. The hidden. the mystical. Allegedly the house of undoing and redoing.  The hazy, foggy, blurred energy that is Neptune and exploring  how it manifests by permeating it uncontainable energy was going to give me what I wanted seemed contradictory to how I operated or wanted to at least.

Neptune is like a drug on both its high and low sides (or good and bad) with the difference being self creation and connecting with the divine, rather than ingesting something to create this personal mystical, creative, spiritual world or journey. Mind over matter if you will.

Learning to see the ways Neptune can operate was interesting and opened my mind to the possibility of real magick being at play in the world. Quite the achievement for someone whose grounded and intellectual processing stops them from drifting to far off shore.

Neptune when it is functioning well and is nurtured, is spiritual soul mating, its manifesting magick, its house magick, its mystisim, its spiritual retreat, visionary, its creative, its music, its dance, its film and television, its poetry, its writing. It is creative thought and art. Neptune is the Artist. Neptune is the Musician, Neptune is the Mystic, Neptune is your Soul Mate.

Neptune when its down – low rent – or not working as freely as it would like to is unclear, its blurry, its foggy, its unrevealed. It uses things like drugs and alcohol to procure the above experiences. It uses false idols to create this mystical experience of creation. Low functioning Neptune, will not allow you to see the truth of your situation and blinds you from seeing what is really in front of you. Blocked intuition, vision and when the rose tinted glasses come flying off you begin to recognise your in the throws of a bad Neptune transit.

Knowing your natal Neptune and its aspects allows you to see where this magick naturally takes place for you. Knowing where Neptune is transiting in your birth chart will give you a head start in knowing where the fog might be setting in and where things will be slightly unclear and at the very least not fully revealed.

The good news is that Neptune is in Pisces its natural ruler for the next 9 years, and its super potent right now especially with regards to creating your high end neptunian dreams. Perfect time for manifesting. You will notice you will be attracting more Pisceans into the transiting area of your life, (I shit you not !) It is also a really bad time to be delusional around Neptunian ideals. This whole new wave of young women discovering the esoteric and spirituality is a very good reflection of this as we enter our 4th year of the Neptune in Pisces transit. Now is a great time to keep a dream diary and to start exploring communication via creation. Any form of creation.

The houses are a great way to see how Neptune is affecting your life. Are you doing high level soul mating with your 7th house of one on one relationships ? Are you being delusional about finances with your 2nd house transit of money and self worth ? Is your creative world taking flight and buzzing with your 5th house of creativity or are you just getting too high lamenting all the grand plans that are on offer that your inspired to do but haven’t quite taken the first step ?

Neptune can never be controlled or contained but it can be managed or at least directed, Neptune can allow you to muse, Neptune says aim high with Soul Mates – they ARE out there don’t give up. With Neptune there is a fine line between the divine and the delusional – a VERY fine line. Knowing how to ride Continue reading

Pluto in Capricorn – How To Turn Goats Piss into Gasoline

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planet
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  1. a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit round a star.
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      noun: the planet
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    • ASTROLOGYhistorical
      a celestial body distinguished from the fixed stars by having an apparent motion of its own (including the moon and sun), especially with reference to its supposed influence on people and events.
      “the planets are presently influencing you in a positive way”

Pluto, dear old Pluto. Lets not get started on this planet – non planet malarkey … and debates around its status can refer to the above ….. however let me continue …. Pluto, dear old Pluto … a planet I didn’t really know much about … until Pluto’s unscheduled (in my life) yet much-anticipated for astrologer’s entry in Capricorn in 2008. Pluto’s entry in to Capricorn had an immediate impact on the world, cue the global financial crisis and the partial collapse of the current banking systems of the most secure nations of the world. Pluto is moving through the sign of Capricorn until 2023, destroying and recreating as its heart pleases with the nature of its destruction based on how grand the nature of the delusion really is !

Pluto is the smallest planet in our solar system, discovered on Feb 18th 1930. Its astrological traits were given to it, with reference to what was happening in the world at the time of its discovery. The inner planets have been known about and mused upon since Babylonian times, however these ‘outer planets’, upon discovery have been given their meaning. Why ? because the reason we discovered it is to allow us to look at these themes in a bigger scale in society and in our selves. The concept of information being given to us – when we are ready to digest it, is not a new one and has been a thread which has woven its way through cultural evolution and the esoteric since file sharing began. Pluto the furthest planet from the Sun and takes 248 years to go completely around the zodiac (or move fully around the sun), meaning some of you lucky kids wont have to deal with pluto in its full force.

So what is Pluto ? What does in mean being in Capricorn ? and How does this affect you ? Why & How should we turn it into gasoline ?

Key words attributed to Pluto include:  transformation, destruction, creation, regeneration, healing, renewal, power struggles, upheaval. Pluto IS the phoenix rising from the ashes metaphor and if you’re a Scorpio or Scorpio ascendant – it is your ruler … lucky you ! But if you’re a Capricorn, have planets in Capricorn or aspects to Capricorn … its your best new, I can’t escape you friend.

Pluto (transformation, destruction, creation, regeneration, healing, renewal, power struggles, upheaval) entering Capricorn (the sign of money, government, structure, building, achievement, careers, professionals) IS a big deal especially if you ARE a Capricorn or have any planets in Capricorn or aspecting Capricorn.

Pluto Transits are when the traveling Pluto moves around hitting aspects or planets in your birth chart. Every person has their own astrological portrait and everyone’s transits are unique and they sure as hell are good to know about …. remember Nigella Lawson’s Cocaine use being tabloid fodder after she left her abusive relationship? She was doing a Pluto transit … Pluto (above traits) was conjunct (fueling this pluto energy) into her Sun (ego) … Yup ! Destruction and Rebirth kinda stuff. If you are born Dec 22 – Dec 31 you have just done Pluto, if your Jan 1 – Jan 6 you’re doing pluto as its conjoining your sun a la Nigella ! If your birthday is after these times your time is yet to come.

So now the fear of Pluto has been put into and everyone is getting a little nervous about their Capricorn aspects and placements, we need to look at all the positive attributes of traveling down the River Stix, to the underworld of self exploration, before being spat out the other side wondering what happened ? And Where the did that come from ? ( This is the goats piss being turned into gasoline bit ! )

One must understand that life is a journey of self discovery, if life was meant to be a general, homogenized experience of pairings, couplings, reproductions and job promotions,  without the high’s and lows and without challenge,  things would become very zombified and less expressive.  Without the highs and lows of feelings, emotions and transformative processes, creativity, evolution and progression would not  exist and neither would the joy of feeling and consuming artistic or evolutionary endeveours . We would be retarding ourselves to life and experience and the term personal growth would not exist. Imagery such as Snakes shedding skins, Butterfly’s coming from cocoons, Phoenix’s rising from ashes is what all this pluto transit speaks of !

What to know ?

Don’t run, don’t hide and don’t be delusional ! All aspects especially challenging aspects are good ! evolution and growth is good ! getting rid of false ideas, false idols, false ways of living IS good ! This is how we know we are alive and living truthfully, you may not want to but this Pluto transit WILL make you ! The further you are away from where you are meant to be – the bigger the impact Pluto will have.

Know what planets you have in Capricorn, or aspecting Capricorn to know what areas of yourself maybe challenged or feeling this plutonic (there is a reason it rhymes with colonic) energies, calling you to evolve. Know the house that your Capricorn is in, so you can denote what area of life this is going to be effecting you in. This will allow you to channel your focus and be more aware as to why you might be facing challenging or seeing ways for which to evolve yourself and this my friends is how you turn that magical goats piss into gasoline ! fuel for change to get the fires of evolution going !

Know that on a society level the structures around money, governance, structure and status ARE changing and as we can now see to how this is evolving us as a society – the GFC, The EU, Greece, Obama, Syria, know that by 2023 we will be looking at a new frame-work with regards to the globe and global politics.

If you are interested in finding out more you can go to Astro.Com to get your astro details or explore getting your chart done by an astrologer. Feel free to contact me if you want more help regarding this via the about section of this page

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