Full Moon In Scorpio – When the facade begins to crack

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“Scorpio is the Perfect Storm”

“There’s something about the darker side of life that fascinates Scorpio. They don’t mind digging into things others might find scary or undesirable”

This upcoming Full Moon is Scorpio (May 3-4) is just one of those things that needs to be flagged … before things go a bit side ways and wild.  I’ve actually reached the stage of when emotions become cutting and transformative out of nowhere, I’ve had to stop and thought I bet it’s a Scorpio Moon and bingo, it is. The Scorpio Full Moon is like the gauge for irrational emotional events… fights with lovers, dark transcendence/transformation, the rain clouds storming on you outta nowhere. If the concept is we operate mainly on an unconscious level 95% of the time, and Full Moons bring light to the dark, illuminating what has been hidden, Fuck me the Scorpio  (rules unconscious) Full Moon is like an unconscious emotional colonic !

This Full Moon is an amazing opportunity to delete some very old unconscious programming, with the moon shining a light on it, to highlight whats been lurking in the darkness, untouched and unrecognized. The Sun in Taurus is asking you to look after yourself physically with simple, comfort and stability physically, self nurture and care on the physical realm, while the Full Moon (in opposition to the Sun) helps to purge your emotional subconscious to its deepest realms, forcing you to creating boundaries, where needed, and blowing up the blockages. So essentially great care is needed this Full Moon.

Scorpio has sting ! its has change, it has transformative transcendence, it IS the Phoenix coming out of the ashes, the snake that is shedding another skin, it is the eagle of prey sawing high above the earth… All amazing things but not so amazing when you’re the last to know why everything suddenly got heavy man, as you were to busy having fun avoiding your shadow. This is a passionate moon that pushes for transformation and letting go, at the very least shining a light on your shit! This Full Moon is a closure to the Scorpio New Moon that was eclipsed October 24th 2014. This Full Moon is the ending to this 6 month cycle, as the New Moon was eclipsed, this adds more weight to this idea of hidden issues or unconscious patterns coming out to be let go of.

Pluto (Hades) – the god of the Underworld is Scorpio’s ruler is in a positive aspect to this Moon doubling the transformational aspect,  while Mars ( God of War, Aggression and a fast paced confrontational energy ) is in opposition to it.  When in opposition energies must be balanced. This Moon is supercharged,  so use this energy wisely, its a great time to be creative, purge, let go ! The aim of this Full Moon is to channel this Scorpionic energy to its highest level ! Haute Scorpio not Low Scorpio as the great Mystic Medusa says.

Haute Scorpio – Positive Psycho-Analysis, Deep conservation sans booze and the dream weed (Lucid Dream aka trippy tea is ok), Feeling deeply without projecting onto others, Intuitive, Discreet, Sexy, Strong, Spooky, Principled, Meditative, In Tune, Transformative, Sex Magick

Low Scorpio – Scrappy, Obsessive, Paranoid, Vindictive, Grudge bearing, Snarky and Snappy, Muck Throwing, Judgemental, Invoking Negative Energy, Wasted on Boozed and Dream Weed, Space Dust or WHATEVER they can get their hands on, Fucked up Sexual Relations and Boundaries

This Moon will aggravate all of the above so keep it clean folks and aim high ! All the power to you and make sure you check your shit before you bring out that repressed Scorpionic tail .

Hey Jupiter

A storm on Jupiter
A storm on Jupiter

“Hey Jupiter, No one is picking up the phone, I guess its me and me” Tori Amos – Hey Jupiter.

Well, its been feeling a little bit like that since Jupiter turned retrograde on 9th December 2014.  Jupiter the great benefactor, our jovial Joie de Vivre, is turning his spirits around THIS Thursday after a 4 month retrograde in Leo. Retrogrades are tricky little pieces of time travel where a planet is moving backwards, so its energy is not manifested directly or in a forward and expansive motion. All planets retrograde with the Mercury Retrograde being the most commonly discussed retrograde.

Retrogrades are a great time for going inward – introspection, reviewing, analysis etc. With all the heavy hitting astrology of this year, Pluto (deep transformation) square (difficult aspect) to Uranus (surprise, change, revolution), New moons conjunct Pluto, Blood Moons, Mercury retrograde etc Jupiter going direct on Thursday is going to be a welcome relief and one that resonates with people sooner rather than later !

Jupiter is the planet of luck, expansion, travel, jovialness, enthusiasm, higher philosophy – so with luck and expansion being restricted and not able to properly assert his energy with all this tough other astrology going down, this Jupiter direct is going to be the hit we need to start moving forward after a challenging start to 2015.

Jupiter has been in Leo since July 2014 and will remain there until August 2015 before moving in to Virgo. Jupiter in Leo gives you a good hit of 12 year luck and expansion wherever you have Leo in your birth chart, your finances, your career, relationships etc.  Jupiter in Leo is NOT shy, it’s not quiet, its got quite a nice bit of flare and expansion. Best of all he LOVES being in the fire signs. So when Jupiter moves forward in Leo on Thursday there should be a wee jolt, a wee raising of the spirits – more optimism, more room for growth, expansion and possibilities. After 4 months of mulling over how to make such things happen I must admit, it’s going to be fucking awesome having Jupiter back onside again ! Time to pop the Champagne and embrace the new opportunities that await in true Jupitarian fashion. It will be something sweet after all this evolutionary astrology thats been hitting our decks !  And lord knows recently we have all earned it !

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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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Pluto in Capricorn – How To Turn Goats Piss into Gasoline

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planet
ˈplanɪt/
noun
 
  1. a celestial body moving in an elliptical orbit round a star.
    • the earth.
      noun: the planet
      “no generation has the right to pollute the planet”
    • 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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