From my friend Nicholas Pratley (Soul Cycle) ps.… (Love it!)
This may be the hottest Full Moon of the year, as it aligns within a degree of the continuing Uranus–Pluto square, bringing those evolutionary forces into high gear. We must go forward; there is no going back and no staying the same. What we are hearing from around the globe, in the media, is the death rattle of the old paradigm and the birth pangs of a new reality. We are all going through this together, each in our own way, at our own level of awareness. The more understanding and supportive we can be toward each other, the easier and faster the transition will occur.
Several factors point to an upsurge of feminine power. Venus, the traditional ruler of both Libra and Taurus, is within one degree of an exact square to the lunar nodes in Scorpio–Taurus, awakening the Goddess of Love and Beauty in each of us and urging us to transcend traditional roles for men and women. Venus represents what we value and our self-worth as well. Mars, the traditional ruler of Aries and the mythic God of War, conjoins the North Node and squares Venus, pushing us to protect what matters most to us. Saturn enters Scorpio on October 5, ending its once-every-29-years passage in Libra, which began on October 29, 2009. Saturn forms a mutual reception, (when the ruler of Scorpio, Pluto, is in Capricorn, and the ruler of Capricorn, Saturn, is in Scorpio) with Pluto in Capricorn for the next three years, which amplifies the need for the responsible use of power and resources. Saturn in Scorpio fuels us to heal old trauma and deal with our shadow. Before we can rebalance the masculine and feminine on Earth, we must balance them within ourselves.
As we venture into new territory, we are being guided and supported by invisible forces and that a spiritual power is ever ready to nudge the wayward consciousness to return to center. Be bold. Be conscious and connected. And “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” (John Wooden)
Some excerpts are from The Mountain Astrologer by Stephanie Austin.
A Full Moon symbolizes the fulfillment of the seeds planted at a previous New Moon or some earlier cycle. Each Full Moon reminds us of the seeds that may be coming to maturity, to their fullness, to fruition, to the place where the fruits or gifts are received. It may seem that fulfillment of our goals takes a long time. Some intentions may manifest within the two week phase prior to the next New or Full Moon. Some however, depending on their complexity, may take a much longer time. Just remember that our thoughts and emotions set Universal Action in motion and much work takes place behind the scenes as everything is orchestrated for fulfillment. Keep visualizing your goals as though you have already attained them and they will eventually manifest. Do not concern yourself with current conditions or worry about controlling it. The universe takes care of those details. Just keep seeing what you want and give no energy to what you don’t want. Patience is required.
PERSONAL MOON CEREMONY Find the time to have your own private Moon Ceremony. You have a three day window of energy in which to manifest your intentions. The day before, the day of, and the day after.
For the Full Moon, jot down two or three areas of your life you want to clean up. The Full Moon is the time to release or get rid of the things that no longer serve you, so by the next New Moon your slate is clean for new beginnings, or fertile for the planting of new seeds.
Possible phrasing: I now release______ from my life. I now release my destructive ________ patterns. I now let go of fear, jealousy, anger, envy, negative thinking, etc… Remember, think and envision as though you have already let go of what you have released. See yourself free and living your dreams. Thoughts are things and the brain manifests exactly what you show it in the form of thoughts and visuals about yourself. The Buddha said, and I am paraphrasing, “We are the sum total of our thoughts up to today. ” If we want to be different then we must change our thoughts. What you think about grows!! “If you always do what you’ve always done, then you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” CONSCIOUS CHANGE is the key.
Lots of Love,