Scorpio New Moon – Storms and Rainbows

Scorpio New Moon

Here we go, the ending of the old cycle is coming and the new one is waiting ahead. Scorpio season came with all kind of challenging emotions and situations, but now we really feel the need to change, to evolve, to grow, to make our visions real. It’s all about realizing karmic debts and to transform ourselves into the best visions of ourselves.

Deep Diving

On November 7th, 2018, the sun and the moon are going to meet in the sign of Scorpio.  Before you can easily sow your seeds, you first have to listen to the sounds from the deep waters of your soul. Scorpio’s energy is very deep, energetic and also mysterious, so prepare for deep emotions. This New Moon is all about overcoming old behavioural automatisms and thinking patterns and to transform emotional trauma. Acknowledge where you come from but realize that you’re not defined by your past. You’re a warrior and you have the willpower to work through everything that you want to overcome. However, you should not forget that the warrior attitude is different from a furious Scorpio, hiding behind his shell and hurting with its sting.

Neptune and Pluto are sending energies that can help you with your transformation. You may feel the need for a connection to something bigger. Take these visions of yourself and your personal “perfect world” and compare that to the things you want to get rid of. This could show you a path to burn the old weeds and plant new seeds on fertile soil.

Venus Retrograde

We all have these ghosts from the past. Whether it’s some ex-lover or friend, emotional or situational triggers, we all have these things that make us go nuts. Sometimes we even think that these chapters were closed a long time ago. But hey, don’t you forget Venus Retrograde and the sometimes strange humour of the universe.

Everything in your life that is connected to any kind of relationships or community could feel super stressful right now. Venus’s energy is asking you to balance your relationships concerning the parts of giving and receiving, of healthy self-love versus egoism and how you live freely according to your vision without stepping on the feet of the ones close to you. Overall, you just want to find that inner attitude of love and be loved, team play, peace and beauty. Uranus in opposition to Venus brings impulsiveness and rapid changes in our thinking or emotions so it might feel drowning. Though, you know what you need to rescue yourself. As mentioned before, pay attention to karmic situations. What does feel familiar? How did you react before and what were the outcomes? This is the chance to start new, to choose new ways of reacting and to be the person you really want to be.

How to work with the energies

Summing it all up, the Scorpio New Moon asks us to transform all the things of which we know that stop us from living our vision. We can bring it all together, community, relationships and at the same time living authentically and autonomously. We just have to encourage ourselves and believe in us. Often we know on point what things aren’t serving our happiness, but we still do them because we are used to it. It seems to be the easy way out. In the end, we feel overwhelmed and helpless and the toxic spiral continues. Now is the time to break these chains.

Off the mat: Work with these questions in whatever form you like, some examples are integrating them into your journaling practice, to meditate on them or just think about them if you have some quiet time for yourself. Feel free to handle this your way, this work is very intuitive and personal. So here come my suggestions:

  • What things block me from being my “Higher Self”? This can be people, situations, some behaviour you don’t like, whatever. For example, you say you eat healthily or want to eat healthily but your actions are living on energy drinks and fast food. Note these things down and try to think of what you can really do to change this. Dream big but note down little steps towards that bigger picture. This makes it easier to stay motivated. Be forgiving with others and yourself.
  • What is my shadow? Every one of us has it. This dark part of ourselves that we would like to hide all the time or get rid of. But it’s a part of us we can’t get rid of. We only can learn to accept it and to live with it. At this point, the shadow loses its power. Be kind to yourself. Forgive.
  • What things do I want to achieve, create or learn? How does growth look like for me? And how could I bring this into my daily life? Same here: Big dreams, small steps.
  • How can I be independent and free but, at the same time, have a strong connection to the community and environment? Sometimes it’s just a fine line. And as important your happiness and personal freedom is, as important is it to be there for each other, to have a support group and to respect the planet we live on.

On the mat: The sign of Scorpio is associated with the lower abdomen and the sexual organs, the womb area. They represent vitality and creation. The place where the Shakti energy, the creational life force, resides. The New Moon asks us to step into our full creational potential, to harness that shakti power and be that loving warrior that makes an impact. Life is about creating, loving and experiencing, so let’s do this and have fun while we do it. Here are my suggestions for a practice on the mat around these New Moon topics.

  • All asanas that strengthen the inner organs. This happens with all twists and forward folds because, for a short time, we cut a bit of the blood flow. When we release the posture, more blood rushes back, brings more oxygen and improves the work of our internal organs. Supine twist, twisted seat or seated and hip opening forward folds…you choose.
  • Practice mula bandha. Bring awareness to your pelvic floor. One exercise here is to roll a strap to a little “ball” and then you sit on it, like a hen on the egg. Place that “ball” just in front of your perineum and imagine you wanted to suck that “egg” into your lower belly using your pelvic muscles.
  • Hip openers ❤ I love them, some of us hate them, but nothing goes better than hip openers with the practice of letting go of things.
  • The lower three chakras are linked to the energies of this New Moon. Find your base, grow roots. Create and enjoy. Know yourself and know your strength. Meditate on the chakras. You can visualize them, their colours, their qualities.

After Rain Comes Sunshine

Remember, every obstacle bears the opportunity to learn and grow. Life comes in waves, and after rain comes sunshine. And sometimes, after the darkest storm, the clouds open up and a rainbow shows up to mark a new beginning.

Love and Laugh, Namaste 🙂 ❤

Namaste-No-Background

Laura Jane

 

 

Virgo New Moon – Dream Your Reality

Virgo New Moon Header

The last waves of cosmic energies were quite a ride and it felt like fishing in muddy waters. On Sunday, the new moon will occur in the sign of Virgo. Confusion might be around but also the time qualities hold the opportunity to let the dust settle and see the bottom of the lake. There, you find your personal treasure. Autumn season is about to start and it’s time to harvest the things we have earned through authentic work.

Organized Virgo facing Dreamy Neptune

Sun and Moon are meeting in the sign of Virgo. The incoming energies are very organized and clean, so it’s time to refine the things you’re working on. The confusion you may feel here is due to Virgo’s opposition to Neptune in Pisces. Neptune rules this sign and is sending energies that are asking us to dream, to fantasize and to connect to the spiritual realms. We come from a place which holds every possibility you can imagine and, at the same time, is a wonderful chaos. These energies in opposition might cause tension because either your head is just a bit too much in the clouds and you can’t bring your ideas down to earth, or you just run behind the material world’s to-do-list and your inner child is crying out to you to believe in your dreams. As usual, balance these energies. Use the tension as a teacher. It shows you where you need to smooth out the edges to make a full circle. Virgo is a great healing sign that likes to bring body, mind and soul together. You may feel the need now to really live according to your vision of life and your own set of standards. Go for it!

In the next time, Mercury is also residing in the sign of Virgo, thus communication comes easy and well-structured. Still, pay attention to speaking your truth and keeping your authenticity. The energies want some balance here, too!

Light vs Darkness

It’s always been about these two sides. Naturally, we want to choose the light but the darkness wove its threads deep into our subconsciousness. In these times the energies you experience may be stressing because old wounds, toxic and manipulative patterns or over-sacrificing behaviour could arise (Pluto influence). As mentioned before, try not to lose yourself in these negative patterns but use the Virgo energy to analyze these feelings. This holds the key to healing, to transformation and to freedom. The dynamics of relationships might change and it may feel rough in the beginning but use the fresh winds to free yourself from things that hold you down. Continue reading “Virgo New Moon – Dream Your Reality”

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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