Bask in Your Joyful Self and Radiate – New Moon in Leo 2017

New Moon in Leo

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The Courage to Follow Your Bliss

Leo energy is joyful, creative and fun.

It is that innate essence that lies deep within, which we connect to when we are in a state of bliss and the light that we shine when we are fulfilled and centred.

The word ‘Courage’ comes from the French word ‘Le Coeur’, which means ‘Heart’, so the act of being courageous simply means following your heart regardless of other’s judgements or any fears that may arise in doing that.

It’s not, therefore, surprising that in medical Astrology,  Leo is the sign that rules the heart.

Do you have the courage to be true to yourself and to follow your own path?

With Mars right up there with this New Moon, expect to be motivated in the right direction.

And with Saturn and Uranus forming a Grand Trine with Mercury and the North Node, you’re likely to get a boost in inspiration to follow your own divine purpose and to step more powerfully into your future.

What changes will you instigate to ensure a brighter foundation and firmer footing that is all about your ultimate fulfilment?

 

The Need for Self Expression and To Be Seen

Creativity does not just apply to artistic pursuits. As human beings we are all creative and we all have our own unique purpose to bring to the Earth.

With The Sun, The Moon Mars, Mercury and The North Node all in Leo at this New Moon it is likely that you will feel a greater need to express yourself and to be seen for who you truly are.

Leo energy is generous, so expect to want to share your gifts with others this month.

If you hold aspirations of performing, public speaking or camera work, now is the time to do that, as you’ll likely feel increased confidence in front of an audience.

 

Let your Heart be your Guide

Have you ever noticed that the best decisions are the ones that you make in a split second when your heart just says ‘Yes!’?

You know the ones…

When choosing a course, a therapist, a piece of furniture, a new outfit, a house…

… when you just know that’s the one!

It is only when we let the doubts of our mind step in that we may start to question that initial response and that’s when fear can begin to run rampant and take away from the joy of our experience.

The stronger your intuition and your connection to your higher self, the more faith you will experience in trusting your heart’s answers.

How beautiful to be in rhythm and flow with life than fighting against it; wracked with worry and doubt.

 

If it’s not Fulfilling – Is it Worth it?

If your heart isn’t in something then you may find yourself questioning why you’re actually doing it this month.

Leo energy tends to want to do everything with flair and panache, so if you’re finding something dull and mundane, this might be a good time to see if you can jazz it up a little by infusing more of your own personal style and essence into it.

If you’ve given something everything you’ve got (full-throttle heart) and is still isn’t doing it for you then it may be time to look for something else.

This question can be a little tricky, as sometimes if our heart isn’t in something, no matter how hard we try at it, it’s because it probably isn’t right for us.

Other times, however, it can be because we’ve not invested enough in it.

Therefore, if you’re questioning the point of something this month, maybe first check in to see if you’ve ever really been truly invested in it in the first place before you throw away something that could actually be pretty amazing with a few personal adjustments.

 

Self-Confidence, Belief and Pride

It takes a lot to be yourself.

I know.

It’s been a lifelong journey for me and although at 41 I can definitely say it gets easier, I still have a way to go yet.

Therefore, remain aware this month for any blocks that prevent your ability to shine.

Many times, these blocks will lead you back to a deep wound around your own self-confidence, self belief and self love.

Leo energy wants to be proud of itself, so also watch for a tendency to berate yourself this month; maybe over past endeavours.

You can’t change the past, but you can let it go and you can move forward to a brighter future.

Issues of not being ‘enough’ or fear around what will happen if you let yourself stand out from the crowd can also be common (i.e. jealousy, ridicule, strong reactions, scorn).

Take a deep breath and work through it.

Journal work,  Bush Flower Essences and Aromatherapy are all great ways to shift fear, as is working with a great life coach or therapist.

 

Being True to You

You cannot be yourself without being 100% truthful.

You’re not being yourself if you’re doing things simply to fit in or to be liked by others.

With the Black Moon still travelling through Sagittarius and forming a T square with Venus and Neptune this month, that truth is important.

Yes, you may ruffle a few feathers, Yes, some people may dislike what they see and Yes, there may be some subsequent adjustment, but believe me, pretending to be someone other than the person you are is going to be much more painful in the long run, so if you also find fear arising around this see the previous section for some of those possible solutions.

 

To Love and Be Loved

What we all need more than anything is to love and be loved.

When we love someone and we can’t show that person our love (because they are no longer here or because they are not open to receiving what we’re offering) it can be a heart-rending experience.

Such heartache can take much healing and at times it can be the catalyst for us to look at our own personal wounding.

True love has to begin with Self Love and remember that the Universe tends to reflect back at us exactly as we are.

How healthy is your self love barometer?

Do you have healing to attend to around rejection or self worth?

 

Knowing What’s Best

There is a difference between knowing what is best for you and knowing what is best for others, so be wary of the more negative aspects of Leo, which may arise this month –

Bossiness, demanding behaviour, arrogance,  the tendency to take over, condescension, excessive pride…

And remember that sometimes, the strongest thing you can do is to allow yourself to be vulnerable, so remember to ask for help and to not cut yourself off from others if you’re hurting.

Now go, find your ROAR!! and rock it like you never have before, Princess (or Prince :)) …

 

Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this New Moon?

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Look for 0 degrees and 44 seconds of Leo. which is the position of the New Moon.

What does that house (area of life) represent?

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The New Moon will exact on 23rd July 2017 at 19:46pm here in Brisbane (AEST, GMT+10)

Wishing you increased self confidence and courage to shine your light and share your gifts this month, as you move towards a more joyful you.

Much Love, Toria xo

Taking Responsibility. If you don’t, Who Will? – Full Moon in Capricorn 2017

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We don’t inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, We borrow it from our Children

Native American Proverb

Heal Yourself, Heal the World

Capricorn energy is all about taking responsibility.

How are you going to do your part in bringing about greater peace and restoration to Earth?

Are there parts of you that need attention and healing?

Can you show more loving kindness and compassion to those around you and to yourself?

Are there steps that you can take to lessen your footprint upon the Earth? Less plastics, less waste, less toxicity…

When it comes to ourselves, we must first claim everything that ails us, if we are to take steps to heal it.

And the more that we look after our own health (mind, body and spirit) the less we put upon our children.

 

Intense Emotions, the Potential for Drama and Taking Responsibility

July’s Full Moon falls in the sign of Capricorn and with Mars and Pluto closely aligned it’s set to be one where intense emotions, the potential for drama and increased reactivity could be experienced.

Whatever isn’t being dealt with on the emotional front is likely to escalate in the build up to this Full Moon.

And the negative aspects of this energy will more likely play out if you haven’t been taking the necessary time for self-care and are running on empty as a result.

Is it time to take responsibility for yourself, your well-being and your health?

See what arises around this Full Moon for cues about what’s needing attention.

No one is going to do it for you and there’s no better time to make a start than right now.

 

Volatility and The Quest for Balance

Mars in square to Uranus could bring volatility and unexpected reactions and with Pluto opposing Mars and conjunct the Moon those reactions could be extremely powerful.

Jupiter squaring this Full Moon configuration (The Sun, The Moon, Mars and Pluto)  indicates that you may feel stretched to the limit as the Full Moon builds and it may take much effort to keep a sense of balance and to maintain a positive outlook.

Energy is usually heightened around a Full Moon, so try to feel into that in order to reach your goals and put all that extra, potent energy to good, productive use.

 

Collective Compassion and Art as an Outlet

Retrograde Neptune is likely to raise compassion and increase a sense of oneness.

((And here I find myself singing the Industry Super Fund Advert: “We’re all in this together“)).

This is apparent now more than ever and thankfully, those agendas, which seek to ‘divide and conquer’ are becoming more and more transparent.

Neptune’s easy opposition with the Full Moon, may find you drawn to Artistic or Spiritual pursuits, which are likely to provide some release to tense emotions.

Neptunian pursuits; such as Yoga, Meditation and Art (i.e. painting, writing or music) may provide an outlet for increased sensitivity and with Pluto’s strong presence your psychic senses and gut feelings may increase around this Full Moon.

Neptune Retrograde is a wonderful time to go deeper into your spirituality, connect with your heart space and tune into the oneness.

 

Ambitions

Capricorn energy is also ambitious, so this Full Moon may coincide with important projects that come to fruition and signify the final push towards that realisation.

It is important to balance the push for ambition and social achievement with the need for periodic withdrawal and self nurture.

You will be able to sustain your vision(s) for longer if you take time to nourish yourself and you will be a far more whole person if you learn how to successfully engage with both the material and the emotional World.

Are the scales tipped more towards the Cancerian side of mothering and nurturing or more towards the fatherly, disciplinarian?

The middle ground prevents excessive austerity or mollycoddling (cosseting) and helps us to achieve both material and emotional success.

 

World Events

Pluto’s journey through Capricorn is uncovering the darker side of corporate corruption in the structures that govern the fundamental areas of or lives; such as the ‘health’ (Pharmaceutical) industry, our Governments and the Financial Industry.

With Pluto sitting conjunct this Moon it will be interesting to see what comes to light as we build up to this Full Moon.

Capricorn energy is strongly aligned with taking responsibility.

Perhaps this Full Moon will see an uprising of those willing to fight for justice, human rights and World peace in some way.

With so many sad and shocking events happening already during the first half of 2017, you may also feel called to act on behalf of the collective and to take responsibility and play your part in creating a better World.

Pluto can take us to the deepest depths; a place where we can feel despondent and beaten, but his ultimate lesson is that of transformation, a reconnection to our inner power and a rising from the Ashes.

 

The Shadow Side & The Need for Discipline

Remember that Full Moons tend to bring out the shadow, so watch for the shadow traits of Capricorn, which may present themselves at this time – Fear, Lack, Guilt, Feeling Burdened, Pessimism, Austerity.

These are Ego-based and toxic emotions that keep your energy low and letting these emotions drive your actions can make life seem dull, miserable and burdensome.

On the flip side, you may also find that you are now embodying the positive Capricorn traits of taking responsibility and exercising discipline in certain areas of your life.

Without taking control of your life, you are likely to be running from pillar to post reacting to whatever comes your way.

This can lead to feeling frazzled.

Far better to attend to the material demands of life promptly – the tax returns, the healthy diet, the earlier nights, the better choices.

If you’re sensitive, it may also be worth exercising some discipline and considering having a News break or a Social Media Sojourn.

It’s amazing how a reconnection with the real World around you can restore inner peace and give you more time to do the things you love.

 

Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this Full Moon?

Where does this Full Moon fall within your natal chart?

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Look for 17 degrees and 09 seconds of Capricorn (The Moon), and 17 degrees and 09 seconds of Cancer (The Sun).

Which house axis (areas of life) is being highlighted in your chart?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 17 degrees within your natal chart?

Those situated between 15 and 19 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) and also Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius are likely to add more to the picture.

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The Full Moon will exact on 9th July at 02:06:37pm (AEST, GMT+10).

Wishing you love, illumination and growth as you move towards a more expansive version of you.

Much Love, Toria xo

– New Moon in Cancer July 2017

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Increased Sensitivity, a Focus on Family and Instinctive Reactions

Last month was all about communication, expression, truth and wisdom.

As we move towards our next New Moon (in the sign of Cancer) you may feel a drawing in.

Cancer is a sensitive, instinctive sign and with the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars aligned in this sign (at the New Moon) your sensitivity is likely to increase and your mind may be on family matters, home and nurture.

Periodic withdrawals may be necessary to attend to your own needs and to keep your personal care in balance and topped up.

Cancer is the sign of the Mother, so be mindful of how you are looking after your own needs (mothering yourself) as you instinctively take care of those around you.

 

Overprotection, Worry and Defensive Reactions

Mercury in Cancer could increase a tendency to worry and Mars is not overly comfortable in watery, emotional Cancer, so watch for a tendency to over-protection and to react defensively.

This is a month to be especially mindful of emotional triggers and to look to the real source of your responses.

Perhaps there is an inner need that isn’t being addressed or an emotional wound that is requiring conscious attention and healing?

Meditating near water and listening to its sound may prove particularly soothing, as could salt baths this month.

 

Intentions for Self Care and Family Healing

This is a great New Moon to set intentions around a new self-care ritual and for bringing about positive change in the family; perhaps through communicating your own needs more clearly or having conversations around emotional matters that need to be resolved.

This may require that you allow yourself to be vulnerable (to drop the defences) and yes, that can bring up fear, but are you ultimately going to feel better resolving those issues or sweeping them under the carpet?

With Chiron and Saturn forming a T Square with this New Moon, feelings of inadequacy or of feeling unsupported could arise related to old emotional wounds.

If it isn’t possible to resolve an outstanding issue then you may need to look at ways that you can increase your own self-love and self acceptance.

How can you attend to what you need right now and ensure that you are providing for and mothering yourself?

Is there a healing modality, technique or a teacher that is instinctively calling to you that you feel will enable you to address your emotions?

 

Motivated to Care for and Nurture Others

If your self-care barometer is fairly balanced, you will likely feel an increase in your capacity to  nurture those around you.

Instinctively tuning in to what they require from you.

With Jupiter squaring Pluto and both Mars and Mercury, be wary of over stretching yourself this month, however and making promises that you can’t keep.

 

Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this New Moon?

Where does this New Moon fall within your natal chart?

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Look for 2 degrees and 47 seconds of Cancer. which is the position of the New Moon.

What does that house (area of life) represent?

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The New Moon will exact on 24th June 2017 at 12:30:37pm here in Brisbane (AEST, GMT+10).

Wishing you increased emotional balance and family unity as you move towards a more nurtured and nurturing version of you.

Much Love, Toria xo

Full Moon in Sagittarius 2017

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The Freedom to Stand in your Truth

So how’s your truth barometer going out there, blossom?

Sagittarius is a sign greatly aligned with truth and with the Black Moon (also in Sagittarius) sitting conjunct this particular Full Moon be prepared to want to honour yours.

You may find (especially if you’re particularly sensitive to energy) that your BS radar is particularly fine tuned this month as well.

If you’ve been feeling suppressed or held back, the build up to this full Moon could find you struggling with that and wanting to let it all out.

Inspiration and Motivation

The warm and radiant Fire Grand Trine (Moon, Saturn, Leo North Node and Uranus) is helpful in that it is infusing a dose of courage, faith and motivation into making changes at this Full Moon.

What makes you feel vital and alive?

Do more of that.

Honour Spontaneity, Adventure and Your Vision.

Be Truth, Be Open.

Pursue Growth and Expansion.

The T square involving the Full Moon, Saturn and Chiron may indicate that painful experiences, illness or pain are the driving force behind or maybe this pain is coming up for you as you move towards being all that you want to be during this life time.

Old wounds, low self confidence, an inability to feel ”seen’ for who you really are or a lack of courage may present themselves.

Do you feel free to express exactly who you are?

Ultimately, it is you that is responsible for your emotional well-being, so please listen to what it is that you’re needing right now.

There is something that you innately know about who you came to be during this lifetime.

Are you pursuing that?

Wise Teacher

Perhaps someone or something has appeared within your life (or will do so as we get closer to the Full Moon), who will act as a teacher or guide for you at this time.

Or perhaps you need to seek out that person.

Who can help you with forward progress?

Relationship Tension

The ruler of this Moon is Jupiter; currently travelling through Libra and stationary at the time of this Full Moon, so expect some intensity if growth is required in one or several of your relationships.

Sometimes growth requires discomfort and a relationship cannot be it’s best without some emotional honesty and the freedom to be yourself.

If a relationship is not respectful of your freedom or your needs, it could feel stifling right now.

At the time of the Full Moon, Mars will be in Cancer forming an almost exact sextile with Venus in Taurus conjunct Uranus.

Perhaps the desire to rebel is conflicting with the urge to belong to or to care for others.

Can you meld the two together?

Is there a way to make it work and to cooperate without losing the true essence of who you are or your sense of freedom and space?

Wisdom

Sagittarius is also about wisdom and ultimately that means your own inner wisdom.

Do you have a strong, innate connection to your inner self/your inner wise man/woman?

Do you tune in and listen to what your heart desires?

If you’re feeling lost, lacking in purpose or uninspired it could be time to take up a spiritual practice.

Whatever draws you; whether that be yoga, meditation, going church or a regular group, which nurtures your spirit and strengthens your intuition, could prove greatly healing right now.

Toxic Emotions/The Shadow Side

Remember that Full Moons tend to bring out the shadow, so watch for the shadow traits of Sagittarius, which may present themselves at this time – Moralistic Behaviour, Judgement, Excess, Clumsiness, Irresponsibility, Tactlessness.

Toxic Emotions, which serve to hold you back may also surface now – Fear, Guilt, Lack, Duty…

These are Ego-based emotions that keep your energy low and letting these emotions drive your actions can make life seem dull, miserable and burdensome.

If you’re sensitive, it may also be worth considering having a News break or a Social Media Sojourn.

It’s amazing how a reconnection with the real World around you can restore inner peace and give you more time to do the things you love.

Choosing Self Love and Vulnerability over Fear

With Venus in Taurus at this Full Moon, why not choose Self Love and to elevate your Self Worth?

Yes, it may feel frightening to stand in the true essence and light of who you are and it may feel especially vulnerable, but that vulnerability is often your greatest asset.

After all, you cannot be yourself whilst you are fearing what others’ will think of the real you.

Do things that make you feel grateful, that nurture and love your body and which increase your overall sense of well-being.

Even if at first, that feels a little ‘selfish’.

Working on you is actually one of the least selfish things that you can do, because when you’re functioning from a full cup,  it increases your capacity to be there for others, to raise the vibration of the Planet and to be a source of light and joy for those around you.

Do this and you’ll likely tap into the positive aspects of Sagittarius – Faith, Optimism, Honesty, Spontaneity and Adventure.

In Honour of those Leading the Way

This write up would not be complete without honouring the amazing people who refuse to stay silent against wrong-doing in our World.

The courageous souls, who become ‘whistle-blowers’ or who stand up against the might of the system for those vulnerable souls, who do not have a voice (including our animal kingdom).

There are some mightily inspirational people out there standing in their truth and bringing through the most amazing changes to make the Earth a better place.

At this Full Moon, please consider lighting a candle and praying for them and all that they do. It’s no easy task; especially when they often risk persecution, ridicule, disbelief and sometimes danger.

Please be mindful of what you believe in; especially News reports, which often seek to divide and conquer.

Your heart always knows the truth, so tune in often and always question what doesn’t feel valid.

Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this Full Moon?

Where does this Full Moon fall within your natal chart?

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Look for 18 degrees and 53 seconds of Sagittarius (The Moon), and 18 degrees and 53 seconds of Gemini (The Sun).

Which house axis (areas of life) is being highlighted in your chart?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 18 degrees within your natal chart?

Those situated between 16 and 20 degrees of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) and also Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio and Capricorn are likely to add more to the picture.

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The Full Moon will exact on 9th June 2017 at 11:10pm here in Brisbane (AEST, GMT+10).

Wishing you love, illumination and growth as you move towards a more expansive version of you.

Much Love, Toria xo

Truth = The Power to Transform. What is the Language of Your Soul? – New Moon in Gemini 2017 -Dedicated to Chase Walker-Stevens

 
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Expression through the language of your soul

Gemini’s New Moon will fall on the 26th May at 05:44am here in Brisbane (AEST, GMT+10).

Gemini is the sign associated with connection through communication and, as such, is responsible for expression …

… through the mind via words, ideas, song…

… or through the body via dance, Art forms…

Which form speaks most strongly to you?

Intense and Powerful Communication

Pluto is sesquiquadrate this New Moon bringing in some intensity and the potential for powerful emotions.

Add in Neptune’s square and an opposition from The Black Moon in. Sagittarius and global compassion could be a key point in global transformation in relation to truth this month and the uncovering of corruption (Pluto in Capricorn).

Right now here in Brisbane, a 4 year old non-verbal boy is touching the hearts of thousands, as his parents fight the medical industry for their right to continue to administer organic fruits and vegetables and medicinal cannabis in place of the ten medications that he was on and that were killing him.


Chase has been thriving in his parent’s care (he was previously having 50 seizures a day, which have now been considerably reduced) and yet last Friday, he was forcibly removed from his parents.

His parents do not know where he is.

They are due in court this morning to fight yet another custody battle for him (they’ve won the previous ones).

Please send them your prayers.

Communication comes in many guises and if you play this short video of Chase laughing I’m sure you’ll see nothing but the purest soul sharing a very special and loving moment with his mother…

If you’d like to lend your support to this family, you can do so by liking and following their Facebook page and by signing this petition, which is receiving incredible support.

Potential for Increased Sensitivity and Flowing through Change

Neptune’s square with this New Moon, which is likely to raise sensitivity and compassion may also bring the potential for confusion.

Meditation, Music and/or some other form of spiritual engagement should help to clear any mind fog.

This is great ‘flow’ energy, so tuning into your inspiration and letting your heart lead may be the smoothest way forward.

Dance it, Draw it, Sing it, Meditate on it, Feel it…

 

Forward Momentum and the Integration of Change

With Mars also currently travelling through Gemini and with Gemini’s ruler (Mercury) now direct, you’re likely to find an increase in forward momentum around this New Moon.

Gemini energy is versatile, adaptable and curious, so it’s a great energy for:

  • Stimulating the mind (i.e. through a form of study, engaging conversations)
  • Instigating change
  • Communicating your needs

Mercury (currently travelling through Taurus) is the ruler of this New Moon and is triggering the Saturn/Uranus Trine in the New Moon chart.

This energy will be with us until early November 2017; likely bringing perseverance and patience to put inspired ideas or insights into practice.

Perhaps you were privy to some of these during Mercury’s recent retrograde (and his hangout with Uranus)?

It’s also probable that the changes you’ve been going through during the last 7+ years (since late 2009) are now becoming more integrated into your life, making them less of a challenge.

What are you now embodying and what needs a little more grounding?

What intentions could you set under this New Moon that will either help you to assimilate those changes further or enable you to move forward in a way that honours them?

Perhaps you’re:

  • Assessing previously held belief systems
  • Breathing new life into areas that feel a little stagnant or
  • Implementing healthy boundaries.

 

Communication of Needs in Relationships, Redressing the Balance

With a growing trine to Jupiter in Libra, some of those changes may pertain to your communication style or redressing the balance in your relationships.

Are you communicating your needs to your loved ones and do you feel heard?

The Quest for Freedom and Truth and our Responsibility to Mother Earth

The Black Moon (representative of The Divine Feminine and what has been suppressed) is strong again at this New Moon; pushing for greater truth and freedom of expression, which may not always feel comfortable.

Are you speaking and embodying your truth?

 Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this New Moon?

Where does this New Moon fall within your natal chart?

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Look for 4 degrees and 46 seconds of Gemini, which is the position of the New Moon.

What does that house (area of life) represent?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 6degrees within your natal chart?

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Empowerment, Passion and Creativity – Full Moon in Scorpio May 2017

Full Moon in Scorpio 2017

The Full Moon in Scorpio will exact on 11th May 2017 at 07:43am (AEST).

Power, Passion and Intensity

Scorpio is a sign of depth, passion and emotional intensity, so the build up to this particular Full Moon could be pretty powerful.

And that’s exactly what Scorpio tends to be about – power.

Are you stepping into yours?

With the Moon sesquiquadrate Venus in the Full Moon chart, you may be feeling protective and possibly possessive of loved ones and there is the possibility of increased passion in an intimate relationship.

 

Increased Focus, Inspired Ideas and the Discipline to Effect Change

Uranus and Mercury (now moving direct) remain conjunct in Aries bringing the possibility for insights, revelations and inspired ideas and the Uranus/Saturn Trine has now tightened giving much needed discipline and the stability to manifest your creations.

The energy of this Full Moon is fabulous for focus, drive and investigation and with Mars in Trine to Jupiter there should be lots of energy around.

 

Time to Radiate, Create and Pursue Fulfilment

With the North Node now travelling through Leo (by the time of the Full Moon), the push to be yourself, to find avenues for fulfilment and to embrace your creativity could be strong now and with Mars square to Neptune there is likely to be an especially strong drive for the latter; especially if this aspect is highlighting your own natal chart.

What do you want to express? What do you feel passionate about?

The North Node in Leo is about confidence and embracing and radiating your inner self.

What gifts do you have to share with humanity?

The Black Moon in Sagittarius continues her quest for truth and asks are you being true to yourself and allowing yourself to be vulnerable?

With Chiron in square to Saturn and connecting with this Full Moon, you may have to examine feelings of inadequacy, however.

Meditation could strengthen your connection with your inner wisdom and help you to get more into your natural flow.

 

The Shadow Side

Full Moons tend to highlight our shadow side, so remaining open to what is occurring within and around you as the Full Moon builds can be revealing.

Scorpio energy deals with toxic emotions and the types of emotions that are discarded to the unconscious as ‘bad’, so you may reconnect with suppressed feelings; such as:

  • Jealousy
  • Rage
  • Lust
  • Vengenece
  • Resentment

Always remember to look at why you are feeling this way, that these feelings are part of the human experience and that they are not necessarily ‘bad’.

Becoming aware of suppressed emotion, owning it and working with ways to let it pass through you, are the keys to shifting and transmuting it.

Whereas suppression mostly results in the use of lots of energy to keep them pushed down and hidden and what we hide tends to enlarge, grow hair and become really scary.

Talking about your feelings, writing them out in a journal, meditating on them and upping the exercise can all help at this time.

 

Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this Full Moon?

Where does this Full Moon fall within your natal chart?

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Look for 20 degrees and 24 seconds of Taurus, and 20 degrees and 24 seconds of Scorpio.

Which house axis (areas of life) is being highlighted in your chart?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 20degrees within your natal chart?

Those situated between 18 and 22 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) and also Aries, Gemini, Libra or Sagittarius are likely to add more to the picture.

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Much Love, Toria xo

Taking Care of your Earthly Body – New Moon in Taurus

New Moon in Taurus

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Sensuality, Security and The Body

In the fast-paced society that we live in today it can be hard to make time for breathing, let alone sensuality, but human touch is a strong need for overall well-being.

This month sees the Taurus/Scorpio axis highlighted, so you may well find yourself craving more connection, affection and intimacy.

April’s New Moon will fall in the sign of Taurus on April 26th 2017 at 10:16:03PM (AEST); a sign greatly associated with the need for physical affection and security.

Anyone with a child with Taurus prominent in their natal chart is likely to confirm their innate need for this and you may well find that this is coming up strongly for the children in your life right now.

Taurus is also the sign that is most often associated with Mother Earth, so making time for nature, fruits and veggies is a wonderful way to honour her and your body.

Revolution in the Air

Mercury is conjunct Uranus in Aries in the New Moon chart and both are connecting with Pluto via a square (aspect of tension).

The transit of Pluto through Capricorn, which began back in 2008 is synonymous with the uprooting of corruption within our power systems here on Earth and when Mercury and Uranus get together in this powerful configuration, people are unlikely to remain quiet to what they are seeing.

Revolution is in the Air.

Mercury/Uranus can also cause a wired feeling to the mind, so if yours is ticking over and preventing you from sleeping it may be worth listening to what it’s trying to tell you; especially if you’re feeling fired up about something.

There can be sudden insights and awakenings now and with Mercury in Retrograde motion a re-think, re-view and re-structure of belief systems is likely; especially when those belief systems are based on false information.

The Quest for Freedom and Truth and our Responsibility to Mother Earth

The Black Moon (representative of The Divine Feminine and what has been suppressed) is pushing for greater truth and freedom of expression, which may not always feel comfortable.

The New Moon’s Grand Cross with Mars in Gemini and the Virgo/Pisces Nodal Axis, as well as the Black Moon’s square to Neptune, appears to be pushing for the outing of information related to deception and to the health of our planet.

Of course, Taurus also governs the body and now more than ever we need to ensure that we know what is going into and onto our bodies if we are to ensure our future health; including ingredients, what those ingredients are (and their possible effects upon the body) and the source of those ingredients.

It’s no coincidence that the documentary series “The Truth About Vaccines” came out last week and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants more information around vaccines.

It covers a lot.

Globally, more and more people are waking up to the corruption of those in  positions of power; such as Governments, The Pharmaceutical Industry, the FDA (The Governors of our food and drug safety) and issues with the Environment and our Animals.

Such abuse of power cannot be allowed to continue. This may involve the ruffling of feathers, but discomfort is necessary if we are to progress.

Taurus likes stability, safety and security. The Black Moon in Sagittarius wants truth and freedom.

Both are necessary if we are to live as free people upon the Earth.

Integration and Working diligently towards Change

Thankfully, with the Saturn/Uranus Trine highlighted in this New Moon chart, it’s probable that the changes you’ve been going through during the last 7+ years (since late 2009) are now becoming more integrated into your life, making them less of a challenge.

What are you now embodying and what needs a little more integration?

What intentions could you set under this New Moon that will either help you to assimilate those changes further or enable you to move forward in a way that honours them?

This aspect gives patience and discipline when breathing new life into areas of your life that have become stagnant or in need of change.

With a Grand Trine between the New Moon, Saturn in Sagittarius and The North Node in Virgo, you may also be considering how you can bring changes related to health and/or work improvements through into the way that you serve others.

If things are to change, then we all need to take responsibility for the health of our own bodies and to minimise the impact that we have upon the Earth.

We are her caretakers, after all.

 Compassion and Oneness

With the Moon’s ruler Venus at the anuretic (final) degree of Pisces in the chart and conjunct Chiron, compassion, oneness and the capacity for deep and unconditional love that encompasses all could be strong.

This contact can have you feeling deep empathy in relation to the pain and suffering that is occurring in the World.

How can you ground this compassion into Mother Earth and help to convert the ‘Love of Power’ (that we often see playing out in the wider World) to the ‘Power of Love’ in your own life?

With Venus yet to completely clear her retrograde path you may be privy to insights around wounded parts of yourself that affect your capacity for self love.

What needs to be addressed and healed that is likely connected to a present relationship or maybe an old wound related to your experience of your parents?

Keep opening. Keep forgiving. Keep moving forwards.

And remember, you are as much a part of this Earth as everyone else. You belong and your input is very much needed.

Body Wisdom

If you’re being visited by the Black Moon in Sagittarius, chances are you’re be finding it difficult to quiet your true self.

Is it time for some emotional honesty and to tune into and trust the wisdom of your body?

We know truth when it is spoken and we innately know what is good and what is not good for our bodies.

What changes can you bring through under this New Moon to nurture your body in more healthful ways?

If you are a parent, what changes can you implement that will help your children to learn to love and nurture of their own bodies?

Remember that children learn from our actions, so anything that you do for you, you do for them.

Awakening and the Need for Patience

If you are someone who is going through an awakening process at this minute and you’re feeling a little lost in the fog, be patient with yourself, give yourself time to adjust and remember that you’re exactly where you need to be right now.

A Need for Earthing/Grounding

If you’re finding that your nervous system is in overdrive at the minute or if you’re noticing that your children tend to be more hyper than usual, you may need to implement a grounding routine to keep everyone centred.

Spending time in nature, walking barefoot on the Earth, burning Essential Oils such as Cedarwood, Vetiver and Sandalwood or pursuits such as gardening, mediation and yoga can help, as can upping the exercise.

Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this New Moon?

Where does this New Moon fall within your natal chart?

If you’re unsure of how to find this and would like help with understanding your natal chart, you can sign up for my newsletter and receive my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness” for free.

Look for 6 degrees and 27 seconds of Taurus, which is the position of the New Moon.

What does that house (area of life) represent?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 6degrees within your natal chart?

Those situated between 4 and 8 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) and also Libra or Sagittarius are likely to add more to the picture.

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These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.

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Much Love, Toria xo