Taurus Full Moon – Steady but Fiery

Taurs Full Moon oct 2018

The Taurus Full Moon on October 24th will deal with the key topics of the need for stability versus freely expressing the self. As full moons, in general, illuminate our emotions and inner worlds, some rollercoaster rides could shake us. But it’s not to scare us. The universe wants you to put the work in, to really get clear what things you finally don’t need anymore. It’s more important than ever to burn all these old patterns and conditioning and to live according to your truth.

Conflicting Energies

The Taurus Full Moon shows us where in our lives we are asking for more stability. But with stability, I don’t mean prisons, strict routines and stagnant energy. It’s a more loose form of structure that gives you a blueprint at hand. Uranus is conjunct to the moon and hence brings in some chaos. The Taurus energy wants stability for steady progress but the Uranus energy wants freedom and space to express new ideas and the true self. To find some balance here, it’s important to differentiate between the need for stability out of fear or the need for stability because we know balance can only be attained by a fine-tuning of stability and movement.

Venus Retrograde in Opposition to the Moon

Venus is retrograde and conjunct to the sun. As the sun represents the core of your being during the full moon phase we could witness tension in our relationships, as sometimes the need to create the lives we want conflicts with our relationships. The love affairs as well as family and friends. The retrograde phase brings insights into past events that concerned your relationships. Again, you could be challenged with old useless patterns or persons from the past could rise up. Try to observe what needs to be released and then transform these things and move on, being the fresh, brave person you are.

Saturn Comes to Help

As conflicting and maybe stirring these energies might be, there are also supporting energies streaming in. Saturn builds nice aspects to the Moon-Uranus constellation as well as to the Sun-Venus constellation. Use this support by acting wisely. Saturn in Capricorn stands for mature and elaborate decisions. Sometimes just pushing forward for your hearts callings comes too hasty. It’s important to remember that every cause, every action has an effect. There are many ways towards a goal. Choose the high road. Go your path but don’t trample other beings.

How to Work with the Energies

I know, you read this here all the time, but make sure you take some time for yourself. It’s just like that. The moon events are linked to times of introspection and in our rushing, externally orientated world we tend to forget that all creativity and all life comes from within. Therefore, sit with your thoughts and feelings. Only in a dark void or on a blank space there is room for something new.

Taurus Full Moon

Off the mat: Do the inner work. Create some time for yourself, to be alone. Choose your favourite tool for self-evaluation. That can be writing things down (journaling), you can just think of it (but writing is more powerful because it’s the next step in manifesting things) or you meditate on those questions. Then ask yourself these questions and work with them:

  • What things in my life are really outdated? What brings me more negative feelings than positive? Why did I stick to it and in contrast how do I want to change? What person do I want to be and which actions reflect that I live according to my truth and can create that person?
  • What kind of freedom does the person that I want to become need? Where are the boundaries?
  • What sort of structure can be harmonious to me, so I can still keep my freedom and express myself the way I want?
  • What can I learn from past relationships that didn’t turn out in my favour? And remember: There are always two sides. And the only side you can control is your side. So instead of thinking about how you can avoid something, think how you can pro-actively make positive decisions that are based on love and trust but still keep you safe. Act out of love, not of fear. Break these patterns!
  • Practice shifting perspectives: to cultivate a wise manner of making decisions, it’s important to practice the cause and effect thinking. Take a situation. How would you normally react and what are the consequences, even consequences that come after a day, a week? And how would you react when you could react like the best, loving version of yourself, still making a point? How would these consequences look like? It’s important to always know how much power and impact we can have. And very often consequences need some time to show up.
  • Practice gratitude. List all the things that you are grateful for in the last two weeks.

On the mat: The sign of Taurus is connected to the element of earth and the body areas of the neck & throat, the ears and the upper shoulder parts. Doing soft neck-movements and stretches and some easy shoulder-exercises can feel very easing and take bodily or mental pressure away. On the one hand, grounding asanas are needed to create the feeling of being safe and sound, to have stability within yourself. Use seated forward folds (also enhance the introspection) and easy twists to care for your body and mind. On the other hand, we need some energies that kick-ass, that transform and bring new fresh ideas and self-esteem. Try to play with inversions. Headstand, handstand, forearm stand, shoulder stand. Or the softest version, viparita karani (legs up the wall). For successful inversions, you need an active core work, so if you really are going for the tricky ones, make sure that you are warmed up properly. Moreover, bring a few hip-openers to the mat. The old emotional traumas are most like to be stored energetically in the hip area. Opening the hips allows the energy to flow again, to create life, to open new circles instead of running around in old ones. Transform what no longer serves you.

This too shall pass

Life is a constantly swinging between ups and downs and as tricky as it is sometimes, we need both sides of the spectrum to know that the other exists. Without the darkness, there would be no wisdom about light. So remember: This too shall pass. Cultivate the good times, learn from the bad. In the end, we are all just striving for balance.

Happy Full Moon, may you have a smooth ride on the cosmic waves.

Laugh & Love, Namaste!

Namaste-No-Background

Laura Jane

 

Aries Full Moon – Trick(y) or Treat

Aries Full Moon Header

Two days after the fall equinox, Aries Full Moon serves us fiery energies. We get the chance to take a stand but are also challenged to keep our relationships to others in balance (Sun in Libra). The energies support us to communicate clearly what we want and need, though we should not forget to serve.

Fire and Air

The Aries energy may stir up your emotions. With the full moon enlightening your feelings, you may feel the need for change, to push forward and to strive for your goals. Everything that doesn’t feel right for you is likely to be removed right now. In opposition to this, Libra’s energies ask you to care for balance. The Sun is accompanied by Mercury, so logical and analytical thinking but also clear communication could be a key to solve the tension. Every action you take has an impact on you as well as on others. Keep that always in mind before you jump to conclusions and actions. Managing to bring these two opposing energies together can result in a huge benefit and combined power to reach for a higher goal.

A rational, maybe over-analyzing, mind and conflicting emotions could lead to confusions and the feeling of being stuck. The cosmic fall season just started. Give yourself a pause to reflect on the things that happened earlier this year. Give thanks for the good things and consider what else could be improved to turn out better next time. It’s time to prepare for a whole new chapter.

Bonds and Boundaries

The fire burning in you knows exactly what it wants. Don’t ignore that spark but neither spill gasoline onto it. Consciously choose what things you feed this fire. Set clear boundaries for yourself and others, so no one gets burned, but also mark the places where you can all sit together near a warm and safe fireplace.

A centred self and a diplomatic attitude towards others are key to just naturally take action and step into your own power.

Moon Yoga & Rituals

The Aries Full Moon energies are all about balancing selfish behaviour to fulfil our dreams and being of service without losing ourselves. About not being too pushy or egoistic in our actions. About setting healthy boundaries without hurting another. About communicating clearly our wants and needs by still being open to serve without asking anything. The energies are creating up’s and down’s in our emotion and thinking so in general, go slow but go steady!

Off the mat: Ask yourself these questions:

  • What do you really want or need to feel “whole”?
  • What are your personal boundaries?
  • What can you give to this world, how can you serve?
  • How do you communicate and speak? Are you using words that express respect, love, peace, openness and, in general, positivity or are the words you use rather negative?
  • Do you communicate your feelings at all? If so, how does this communication look like? Is it rather emotionally-hysterical or are you grounded, speaking calm but from your heart?
  • What are you thankful for?

Work with these questions, write the answers down, or meditate on the questions,  whatever. Create yourself a ritual for being thankful, maybe note these things down. Give yourself some time to be alone around the full moon to get a clear vision of what you want your life to look like and how you see yourself but also how you see yourself in relationship to others.

On the mat: The sign of Aries is connected to the head but also to the senses. Not too surprisingly, a lot of the sensory organs are part of the “head-region” of our bodies. Fiery and windy energies can overload our senses and feelings and we should practice becoming still and centred. Gratitude and humbleness are also themes to explore. Forward folding asanas like uttanansa, upavistha konasana and child’s pose (and their variations) are some examples you could practice centring yourself and listening to your inner voice. Going slow also calls for a restorative or yin-oriented practice. Don’t push yourself to the limits these days. Another group of asanas that fits for these topics are hip openers. For those who are into pranayama, try the alternate nostril breath (nadi shodhana).

Care for your senses too. Meditate to stop your monkey-mind from over-analyzing. Meditate on your breath or work with the “Let-Go”-Mantra. On your inhalation, you think “Let.” and on the exhalation, you think “Go.” Another option could be trying to focus on your senses. Where do you feel your body connected to the ground or where can you feel some air on your skin? Try to listen without judging or categorizing.

Blooming in Fall

Indian Summer. Harvest Season. And the motto of this full moon could be “Trick or Treat”. The energies are supporting a change that could result in blooming. We must be willing to do the work. To care for ourselves and others, to plan and communicate wisely. A balanced relationship between us, others and our environment is an important thing we should wrap our mind around this Aries Full Moon if we want to enjoy some more sunny vibes.

Until next time,

Love and Laugh, Namaste

Namaste-No-Background

Laura Jane

Pisces Full Moon – Harmonious Support, Intense Feelings

Pisces Full Moon

The coming full moon on Sunday, August 26th, will bring energies that you can use to bring things which matter to you, into manifestation. The cosmic constellations provide harmonious energies to work with but if you are not willing to balance things out, you are going to have a turbulent ride.

Feelings versus Rational Mind

This coming full moon will be in Pisces, a sign representing our spiritual side and feelings. As the Moon is the ruler of this sign, emotionally intense times could come up for you, both positive and negative. On top of this, it’s the full moon with its energy shining brightly upon your feelings and emotions. The motto here is: Feel all the feelings! In contrast, we have the sun in Virgo. What we show to the world and also our rational mind and ego are called here. You may try to organize and analyze everything and that can be very tiring. Though, these energies offer you to make a fresh and clean new start.

This aspect builds the major influence, the “spine” of the geometrical construct (see the chart below) the planets are building. These energies are asking you to balance them out, to bring them together. Look at what’s going on inside yourself and you may find a deeper meaning to the things happening in your life. Virgo energy can support you to give yourself a structure, to make a path for yourself to walk on to achieve the things that matter to you. However, not all things in life come as we planned them, so the Pisces energy is asking you to surrender. To do your best but to surrender yourself to something bigger. Everything comes to you with perfect timing and placement, so don’t push too hard on any deadlines you set for yourself.  Create an idea, go step by step but also go with the flow.

Earth Grand Trine and the Kite

The geometrical structure I am talking about here is a special one. The planets are in an alignment that forms a kite, an aspect which is referred to as to be very beneficial.

Pisces Full Moon Chart

We already talked about the opposition, now let’s have a look at these smoothing and supporting energies. Sun in Virgo, Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus (all earth signs) are forming a Grand Trine aspect. These energies are supporting each other and also sending supporting energies down to earth. During the next days you could come up with new ideas and plans, you welcome change and additionally, you get things moving and working easily. The earth signs provide you with a lot of energies that you can use to manifest things easily. The last super important aspect here is the Minor Grand Trine formed by Moon, Saturn and Uranus. These energies provide a lot of practical work with your feelings. If you sit with your feelings, observe them, meditate, journal. Work with them, then you get the chance to figure out very easily what is important to you and which changes you want to implement to live life more in tune with the universal flow aka what brings you joy and happiness. All these aspects together form a “kite”, an aspect pattern which is known for smoothing out rough waves.  Continue reading “Pisces Full Moon – Harmonious Support, Intense Feelings”

The powerful Auquarius Full Moon

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

On Friday, July 27 this week, we will have an event in the sky that makes the hearts of moonchildren & the moonstruck ones beat faster. It’s a full moon, a blood moon. Nope, no bloody-women-stuff. It’s called blood moon because it will be a lunar eclipse and the moon appears to be red then. And it’s the longest lunar eclipse we are going to experience in this century.

The Aquarius Full Moon – Changing times are coming

Well, I know I’m repeating myself but the sign the full moon will be residing in this Friday night is Aquarius. A sign corresponding to the element of air and the quality of light. The free-spirited, group-oriented and creative energies of Aquarius are accompanied by Mars who is in retrograde motion, acting with ambition and sometimes aggression but because of retrograde, these energies are more focused on our thoughts & feelings. Furthermore, Mars is in square aspect with Uranus, so the energies just give us a full load of impulsiveness, spontaneity and non-conformist behaviour.  One more planetary energy is “slowing down”, Mercury is going retrograde too, so the sender of energies helping with business, communication and information-gathering goes a little into a “sleep state”.

 

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

– Rob Siltanen

The Universe just wants to heat it all up and get things going. It’s full moon, the peak of the moon energy, harvest time. Yet, a full moon comes with the sun in opposition so it’s about being in between things. The sign the sun still is ruling and where it feels at home is Leo, so energies of confidence (but be careful with arrogance), fearless expression and love might influence us.

Sounds a little chaotic, fast, tensed and if one thing is for sure, then that skies want to tell us that there are big changes ahead.

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Rituals, Magic and the Moon

Today is a special day for all those that want to make this year a great year! I’m a strong believer in the power of the moon. For me, it’s not just made up nonsense that people go crazy on full moons. The moon’s influence on the tides is well known and think about it… the moon moves water and our bodies contain a high percentage of fluids, so how could the moon not have an influence on us?

Rituals can be your source of well-being in your everyday life. I’ve got several ones, for example, every evening I note down things for which I am grateful, or I got rituals for special occasions and moon phases. First, it sounds a bit witchy and awkward but let me tell you, even the “witches” back in the days just believed in the power of nature, pacha mama and the cosmic constellations. A ritual can connect you with your true self, give you a sense of peace, wholeness and grounding. It might bring back your trust in life or deepen it and it can create a special framework for you to work on yourself.

This article is going to be about today’s new moon in Capricorn, how you can set up a ritual and why this could help to manifest your dreams into reality.

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