Astrology & Numerology
Last week’s beautiful encounter between Venus and Neptune goes until Wednesday
The week begins with Mars separating from is conjunction with Neptune which is run on for the previous 10 days, or so
The week begins with the Moon going conjunct with Pluto, which will also square with Uranus
When the Moon is new, the Luminaries — the Sun andMoon — are aligned in the same Zodiac sign. That makes it a charged time with concentrated energies of that sign. A New Moon is a symbolic point of attention, and a symbolic portal for new beginnings. New Moons are a great time to set intentions for things you’d like to create, develop, cultivate, make manifest.
All week the sparkling alliance of Mercury and Venus continue in Aquarius, you may find yourself doing something sociably on a whim…
The week begins with one of the most potent Full Moons I can recall with the Moon in Cancer, opposing the Sun’s conjunction with Pluto, and both in turn squaring to Uranus
Full Moon in Cancer ~ Sunday, January 4, 2015 @ 8:54 pm
I have wanted to see the ocean lately. I am not sure if everybody gets that craving, maybe just those of us that have lived, at some point, close to the sea. But if I haven’t paid Her a visit in a few months, I start to feel Her calling, and I begin to crave.
Is it just the smell of the salt, the sound of crashing waves, the cool sand under my feet, the infinite beauty that draws me? Maybe. But I think it is something more. As the Capricorn moon waxes and the Cancer full moon, Capricorn’s watery counterweight, flows into our psyche, I know it truly is a deeper desire.
If Capricorn is the power of the seed, the strength of the mountain, then Cancer is the healing water from snow and rain that nourishes the newly placed seed; as well as the mighty ocean, perhaps the only natural force that can rival the mountain.
Capricorn asks us to set our foundation, create those resolutions and goal-oriented to-do lists and vision boards. Capricorn’s mighty ruler, Saturn, requires boundaries, limitations and pushes us in a linear fashion, forward. This is good stuff for the new year ahead.
But lest we get too rigid, too linear, Cancer, the only sign ruled by the moon, asks us to pause under her lunar light. Her tides change course as needed, and as her waves rise and fall, she reminds us of cycles and the importance of emotional intent.
Capricorn is earth, physical and manifest. Cancer is water, emotions and intuitions. If that mountain you want to climb or seed you seek to plant does not fulfill you on a deeper level than just material, you will not be able to sustain the momentum and power needed to bring it to fruition by the time summer arrives, Cancer’s season. If you are doing something that feels “wrong,” or not authentic in some way, Cancer is here to wash over you. Not all seeds will break from their pods. Not all mountains are meant to be climbed.
Cancer also holds a maternal, comforting energy, and provides a great opportunity for self-care. This is a good weekend to pause after the holiday hullabaloo and sleep in, get a massage, soak in the tub or yes, go visit the ocean or other sacred water.
Let her speak to your soul and acknowledge what you are craving. Often times those typical resolutions like save money, lose weight, etc, are smart but they barely penetrate the surface of our purpose. What is it you really want in this next year? What intent honors your physical and emotional path? Maybe you still don’t know, and can take this time to ask for guidance.
It is enticing to start the new year off running, but truthfully, if you follow the current and the wheel of the year, it is not really the best time for action. It is a time for intention, yes, foundation, sure, but we have until March to really get going. So, heed Cancer’s call, tune in to the subtle voice and follow it to your source, the place that fills you and reminds you what it means to be part of the whole. Perhaps we will meet by the sea.
New year and full moon blessings for all beings and the earth!
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The world in the Universal Year 8 of 2015 has great potential for increased wealth and prosperity. For whom should the wealth accrue? Work for your own best interests, but at all times, keep others in mind. The realization that ‘we are all in this together’ must take firm root in the consciousness of each and every one of us. Differences must be recognized, acknowledged and accepted. The continuing marginalization of not only individuals, but entire countries, ethnicities and cultures must be recognized for what it is…an attempt to separate and control. The mighty, and ugly power of the 8 cannot be allowed to take hold. Raise your voice. The power lies within each and every one of us.
The Quarter Moon in Aries at the end of last week makes its way into this one, providing a backdrop all through
The week begins with a wonderful New Moon in Capricorn. It’s true that this can make us all more aware about our goals and objectives in the next month, but equally this is a sign which can be very protective of those it cares for and this can be a feature of this Christmas time.
As I muse on the upcoming cycle, I can’t help but feel the power of 2014 and the gift of the darkness. Winter Solstice (12/21) is considered in many traditions to be the beginning of winter, and for some climates, the cold weather is only just starting; however, solstice actually marks the day that the sun begins to return to our hemisphere. Which means that the days and weeks leading up to solstice, where we are right now, are actually the longest nights. Interestingly enough, we are in the waning phase of the moon, with the new moon in Capricorn also occurring on 12/21.
Last week’s Quarter Moon which occurred in Virgo, runs over into this week and provides a backdrop of energy for six of the seven days of this week
The week begins with Venus continuing its love in with Jupiter which goes on until Wednesday. This is a perfect aspect for this time of year because it does create a greater sense of joyfulness and the desire to have fun and be sociable.
Between this weekend’s full moon and the amplification effect that builds each year at the holidays, most people are feeling a bit more on edge and overloaded. It’s like there’s a sense of hurry in the air, and to do lists you didn’t even know you had appearing out of nowhere! These effects are obvious, but there’s something new about how you may be experiencing them this December.