Monday, May 30, 2011

New Moon in Gemini - June 2011

Lately I've noticed a need to clean up, sort out and Be in Right order. This may have manifested for You as a need to clear out cupboards, or speak openly about emotions You had otherwise left in the back of your emotional cupboard. All of this is preparing us to be make more room for more Light, and as we can see this month, there is much more to come. As we throw out the old, there is more Space for what is Right for this time. Allow yourself to accept this Light by staying focused on what is good for You – physically, emotionally and spiritually.


New Moon on the 2nd June this month is a Gemini. Gemini is symbolised by the twins, and so at this time our work is to unify the 'twins' in our Self. I love these words from Soluntra King: “...the polarities are given a chance to really merge as the Sun and Moon are One through the higher aspects of Gemini. A time when you are able to connect more deeply to the inner communication with your true essence, divine self and also yourself.”

Here is the time to fuse the different aspects of your Self. Have you been telling yourself one thing while doing another? Or working toward one goal while something else is manifesting all on its own? Gemini brings a Way to work between the physical and mental, allowing You to gather info, learn, and communicate your beliefs.

Where You have been plodding away to get an idea off the ground, but perhaps struggling to make it Real, Gemini brings new ideas. Look to this Moon to show you what has been the missing key to presentation and promotion of your idea to the Universe.

Gemini is incredibly talkative, communicating ideas in the essence of research. Take advantage of this energy by talking about your ideas and your goals to everyone around You. Open the gates of information to collect all the ideas You need to move forward. It may inspire a brilliant new way to See your vision that you had otherwise missed before.

Gemini is incredibly intellectual, so in my Women's Circles this month we will be dissecting our goals and dreams to gain knowledge of what is needed to get things happening. We will call on logic, analysis and reason to provide new keys, and try to look without emotional involvement to gain new perspectives. And of course, we will talk to ensure new ideas have an avenue from which to come.

On June 4th Jupiter will shift from the active world of Aries to much more stable and methodical Taurus. Jupiter is about wealth, and Taurus is about increasing and growing things, so this will be a great year ahead for developing greater wealth. Beware though, that Taurus also like to spend. Apparently when we have more, we spend more, and this connection of Jupiter in Taurus (which lasts for about a year) will encourage us to buy beautiful things!

Eclipse Season:
It is another Eclipse Season, with partial Solar Eclipses on June 2nd and July 1st. A solar Eclipse can only occur at a New Moon when the Moon is aligned between the Earth and Sun. (Thanks to my Circle Sister and astro extraordinaire, Laura for clarifying this!). You can vision the Power of such an alignment, as it opens gateways for People on Earth to anchor heightened vibrations of Light energies. Expect increased intensity of energy for your Self at this time, lasting through the Full Moon and a little way past the Cancer New Moon at the beginning of July.

When eclipses occur it is known as a time to grow spiritually in our understanding. You might notice that the things You thought You wanted to do are changing, as more of the Divine Plan is revealed to You. Eclipses shift the Light so that we can see and feel anew. They also create fluxes of Power for us to draw upon as we grow and evolve. So this month is a power-full time. Spend time Be-ing in Sacred Space in order to integrate the energies of expansion.

The Full Moon on the 16th June will give us a Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Earth is aligned between the Sun and Moon, and the Moon is shadowed. This Full Moon is in Sagittarius, who is known to be more focused on spiritual matters and wisdom than mundane activities. Sagittarius is out there, willing to learn and see new things, and open to the Real World. Lunar Eclipses require focus on emotional work, seeing the parts of our Self that we usually allow to be hidden. This Full Moon is a time to go deep after having been so much 'in the head' through Gemini. Let the energy of the eclipses in to bring Divine Illumination where it was not before.

Winter Solstice:
Winter Solstice, 21st June, in Australia is the time when the Sun has reached as far South as possible and makes the turn to begin heading North again. We say that the days become longer again, although it doesn't feel that way, and Winter continues to get colder for some time yet. In the story of the Goddess Wheel, the Mother Goddess labours all night to birth the New Light.

I call this time the Sabbat of Wisdom, and it could be just as easily be termed 'Silence'. This is the time when we spend time inward, we go deep into the past year and re-visit the lessons there. It's time to sort emotions out, by asking the Self 'how do I feel about that' and letting your Self truly and deeply feel these emotions. This allows for a Real end of the Cycles of the past year, and the birth of a new growing Cycle ahead.

Monday, May 2, 2011

New Moon in Taurus - May 2011

This month, I have endeavoured to give you a simple quick overview of the astrological month ahead. It's all a part of working on my own re-evaluation of time, my personal needs in work, contentment and pleasure! - very Taurus inspired!

New Moon in Taurus. 
Taurus rules accumulation, including money, as well as the physical senses and sensual pleasure, contentment, perseverance, patience, Self-worth, and the release of stubbornness. The Moon feels safe and loved in Taurus, being gifted with emotional security and the willingness to really connect to the heart and soul.

This is a time to evaluate what matters, how you feel about situations in life, and how you can change them. Things will accumulate easily at this time, so make sure what you are collecting is best for You.

This is a Money Moon! And a bit of a romantic theme too. But Saturn is forming an irritating connection with the Taurus Moon to create some restrictions by highlighting reality. This suits Taurus' needs for patience and perseverance, so use the energies of this month to really set yourself up for the future.

If you are like me you will have had enough of this 'patience' business, and unfortunately the moon is going to force us to face the facts of life, own our part in the given situation, and make whatever necessary changes to get to where you want to be. Taurus Moon will not allow a blame game. It's not about 'it's not fair' and is more about 'get in and sort it out for yourSelf'. Mercury stationed on the 23rd of April, so you have no excuse anymore for not being able to communicate with others. Work out what you want and make it happen.

Spend time evaluating your financial position, your love life, and your ethics this month. How much of your time is being spent on the things that are important to you, and how much are you wasting? It is time to think of your attention as a valuable commodity. Where and on what are you spending your attention? What does that give you? How much does it affect your life to spend it on things that are not your priority..? Work out what's important and stick to it.

Mars and Jupiter are also meeting in harmony to make sure you are moving towards what you are here to do. Use this time wisely, and get as much value from your life as possible. Venus is hanging out in Aries to initiate new relationships, show-off independence and make love beautiful in everyone's eyes. Be confident, be creative, and be passionate.

Of course, the Sun is in Taurus as well, and this is all about getting stuff. Shopping, buying property, satisfying the senses, and collecting beautiful things are all likely this month. Taurus is also very comfortable in the known, so allow your Self to Be happy at home, hanging out with people and at places you know well. It is a blessing, and not a task.

The Seasons.
In the Goddess Wheel in Australia, it is the time of the Darkness. Winter is upon us. The nights are dark and the days are short. It is the time that the Wise Woman is highlighted. She has moved through the landscape, into the depth of Mama Earth, to rest and dream. It is the time that is called 'Between the Worlds', where one year has ended and another started. There is a feeling on the Earth that is preparation for rest. Nothing is born at this time.

We want to retreat inward, eat warm foods, and nurture the internal Self. Be sure to fill your kitchen with the smell of seasonal stews and health-full teas. Bitter herbes are the best teas at this late Autumn time.

This Dark time can cause fears to rise, particularly those related to shelter and food, as it is a story of our DNA that food and warmth is less available at this time of year. Honour any fears that surface, by acknowledging them, but then show your body and soul that you are living a safe and beautiful life. Indulge in the sensual pleasures, such as a delicious health-full meal and a fluffy blanket with the people you love. We have many past-lives that were difficult, but life on Earth doesn't have to be like that anymore. Celebrate the New Earth by anchoring the beauty of this world into your Self. You are certainly worthy of all the great things in life!

Full Moon.
Full Moon in Scorpio means more celebration of the sensual pleasures. Express your Self fully, through your body in kind-to-You ways. Exercise in whichever way is right for you – to raise positive energy within your body. Eat beneficially and deliciously. This Full Moon brings with it many days thereafter of Light pouring onto the Earth, so allow yourSelf to Be open to the Light and love of the Universe. 

This is a gentle, patient month if you let it be. Next month we’ll be looking more at the logic of getting things done and relating to others. So for now, simply focus on You, your needs and accumulating all that is wonderful for You in this life.