Express Yourself and Confidently Follow Your Heart – New Moon in Leo – August 2017

New Moon in Leo - August 2017

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A Second New Moon in Leo – Are you Listening to your Heart?

Yes, you read the title right –

We have yet another Leo New Moon falling this month.

If you’re not feeling the Leo-vibe yet then that would be surprising!!

Leo is all about shining as the person you are and radiating your pure, true essence out to the World.

Leos love to be seen and admired and they have HUGE heart energy, so I hope you’re connecting with your own heart and following it to where it’s guiding you.

That path leads to some serious fulfilment, so what are you waiting for?

 

Solar Eclipse and the Potential for Change

This New Moon is the second eclipse of this particular eclipse season and also our final eclipse of the year.

The last Full Moon (in Aquarius) was a Lunar Eclipse, which usually tends to bring changes from within (instigated by our own inner promptings) whereas this one is a Total Solar Eclipse, which tends to bring external events to us; such as people, opportunities or events, so watch for what is happening in your life between now and the next 6 months.

Perhaps there’ll be an opportunity that arises that helps to push you more into who you really want to be…

 

Potential Mix Ups and Fix Ups, Refinement and Repair

Watch for miscommunication and confusion arising now, as Mercury (currently retrograde) is conjunct this New Moon.

What are these teaching you? There’s always a lesson, so release blame and take responsibility for what’s going on around you right now.

What do you need to change?

Mercury Retrograde can also signify review, a re-going over, a refinement… Just think ‘re’ words!!

So, with that in mind, do you need to refine some skills to get to where you want to be?

Do you need to check out some venues, retreats or perhaps a course that will take you in the right direction?

Practical matters may also be calling for your attention now, so take time to sort out any paperwork, D.I.Y or financial matters.

Mercury Retrograde can also go hand in hand with faults appearing around the home and car, so calling in a skilled tradesman may also apply.

Remember that your home carries energy too and attending to those issues can really improve the flow in the particular area of life that the appliance applies to.

For example, the connection of dripping taps with leaky finances in Feng Shui.

With the Jupiter/Pluto square now starting to wane, you may find that you have a little more free time to go back over anything that you feel was rushed since 2017 began.

Maybe a tight project deadline required a quick fix that can now be re-visited…

 

Health Matters – Time for a Rethink or Retune?

Your health may also be in the limelight this month.

What could do with a tune up there?

What needs to happen so that you can rejuvenate and re-energise yourself?

Remember – Leo energy is about impressing!!

Is it time to regain your sparkle?

You really can heal yourself from almost anything and plenty of people are doing it, so please don’t feel overwhelmed or in despair if you’re health isn’t where you need it to be.

Look for the right people and trust the path.

As a wonderful Astrology teacher of mine once said:

“Illness is a journey”… “Your body knows what to do”

Babula Clement

Just make sure you’re heading in the direction of wellness and let your body’s prompts take you there.

It knows what it can and can’t tolerate and it knows how to repair itself.

It just needs you to help it and yes, you may need to find the right people to help you with the wisdom of that.

You grew in your mother’s womb. Your body knew where to place your organs and your head and your limbs.

Your body is amazing and you can help it to be its best and support it to support you.

 

Confidently Shine Your Light. It’s time to Radiate!!

This eclipse also occurs on the North Node indicating that there’s going to be a strong push towards shining your light.

What needs to be incorporated to help you to do that?

With Mars (also in Leo) up-close and personal with the New Moon/Eclipse energy it’s time to take action of those plans.

What actions will give you a sense of pride and accomplishment?

Mars will also be boosting your sense of confidence, so have courage and express yourself and your creativity with flair.

With a Grand Fire Trine between the New Moon, Saturn/The Black Moon and Uranus it’s time to face your fears and go all out.

You never know, hard work now might just bring through some surprising changes later on!!

Act on inspiration and Seize the day!!

Actions will always speak louder than words.

Yes, in the short term, that may mean working two jobs whilst you find your feet or putting yourself in a position that gives you some initial discomfort, but is holding yourself back with a barrage of excuses really going to make you feel any better?

 

Healing Emotional Blocks

If you’re feeling any emotional blocks; such as lack of confidence, debilitating fear, a lack of worth then you may wish to consider seeking out a healer to help you  to move forward.

Think modalities such as: Homoeopathy, Kinesiology, Counselling…

You may also like to book a Bush Flower Essence consultation with me.

 

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 28 degrees and 52 seconds of Leo. 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) 28 degrees within your natal chart?

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Tracking the Lunar Cycle each Month

Remember that New Moons are fabulous for cleansing your crystals and your home  and for setting intentions.

I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.

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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The New Moon will exact at 04:30:06am on 22nd August here in Brisbane (AEST, GMT+10 – Click this link for a Time Conversion to your part of the World).

Now, go find your roar!!

Much Love for a fabulous month ahead,

Toria xo

 

Mercury is now Retrograde!! What Does This Mean For You?

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Mercury Retrograde – The Details…

At 11:01:14 am here in Brisbane (AEST, GMT +10) this morning (August 13th) Mercury turned retrograde in our skies at 11degrees and 38seconds of Virgo, which means that from our position here on Earth he will now appear to move backwards for a little over 3 weeks.

When Mercury reverses direction it gives us a chance to review, repair, refresh and reignite and with Virgo being the first sign of this particular retrograde, you can bet that practical matters will be coming up for review at some point during the next few weeks.

Between now and 5th September (09:29pm AEST, GMT +10), when Mercury will once again turn direct,  anything that pertains to your Earthly reality is set to undergo a period of re-organisation.

And, Virgo loves the details, so be prepared to dot any outstanding Is and cross some Ts!!

 

Time to Get Organised…

Think’ Practical Re-Organisation’; such as D.I.Y, Finances, Bodily/Physical Health, Work Matters, Routines, Daily Habits.

What needs to be reworked so that you can move forward unencumbered for the next stage of your journey?

Those mounting accounts may seem a dull and dreary chore, but by not going there you’re only making that chore appear bigger.

By attending to what needs to be done you can release any negative feelings towards it, freshen the energy of yourself, your home and your daily life and make saying ‘Yes’ to future projects/opportunities easier, as you’ll have freed up space to fit it in.

 

Why Not Set Some Health Goals…

As Virgo is also strongly aligned with health, it could be time to check in with how yours is going.

Is it time to introduce or increase healthy rituals into your life?

If so, then this is a fabulous time to really look at your day to day life, eating and exercise habits.

Could something in this area do with a rethink?

How could you gain more vitality and everyday well-being?

Perhaps you’d like to bring more natural into your life when it comes to your choice of treatment as well, as Earthy Virgo is also concerned with the natural World.

Think Bush Flower Essences, Aromatherapy, Fresh Fruits, Veggies, Earth-Given Therapies…

 

Potential Communication Challenges

This particular Mercury retrograde appears alongside our upcoming August New Moon, which is also our second Eclipse of the month and our final Eclipse of the year.

Therefore, pay close attention to any communication issues that may arise now.

Something could be being bought to the surface for attention and healing.

In my experience, sweeping things under carpets doesn’t keep them hidden for long, so it may be time to take a good look at what’s really going on and see what you can refine and re-establish in this area.

Bernadette Brady has also connected this particular Eclipse with health issues or tiredness, which ties in with the Virgo theme of self-care, ritual and getting back to nature that we were discussing earlier.

 

Time to Re-Skill?

Virgo is the sign of the perfectionist. Hence the need may also arise to hone your skills in some area of your life.

Perhaps something needs some re-attunement now or perhaps you’ll find yourself needing to revisit something you thought you’d mastered…

 

Watch for Self-Criticism and Criticism of Others…

It can also be a very self-critical sign, so rather than wallowing in an overwhelming self-berating emotional wash of despair, try to stand back emotionally from any challenges that you may face during the retrograde period and instead, take a deep breath and tackle those challenges one by one in a methodical way.

Pay extra attention to the words that you use at this time too. Are you being overly critical of others?

Do they deserve your tongue lashings?

Mercury Retrograde in Leo

Renewed Inspiration and Taking Time for Recreation (Re-Creation)

Mercury will also be backtracking into Leo during his retrograde journey. As he traverses ‘seemingly backwards’ through this fiery sign you may find yourself re-thinking how you want to express yourself.

There could be a review of creative projects and changes to what inspires you or to how you want to inspire others.

Mercury retrograde in Leo is all about reviewing what sets your heart alight, your ability to be spontaneous and to re-connect with what you find playful, so give it time.

You’re re-creating yourself and the way that you manifest your World!!

Make time to relax and have some fun.

 

Have Patience…

Patience is always a good trait to have during these retrogrades, so if you’re feeling somewhat blocked creatively or held back from achieving your desires, give your mind time to upgrade and once this particular retrograde is over you may have more of an idea about why those frustrations arose.

As Mercury rules short distance travel and all forms of communication there can also be issues with vehicles, mail mix ups (including email) and network dilemmas.

Check, Double Check and if something doesn’t seem to be progressing as fast as you’d like, try dropping the impatience and doing something else for now or perhaps trying to do it differently.

 

How I’m Handling This One…

It’s no coincidence that I began my fasting marathon as Mercury passed 28 degrees and 25 seconds of Leo (the point to which he will return during this particular retrograde).

The lead up to a Retrograde is classed as a ‘shadow period’ by some Astrologers and I’ve certainly seen this at work in my own life.

Being Mercury-ruled, I am rather sensitive to Mercury Retrograde energy and this time (with Mercury moving through the 8th house of my natal chart – transformation!!) I certainly feel that I’m re-building and re-forming myself to a much healthier, re-energised me!!

Natural Health and Fasting are also something that I feel passionate about, so this fast is really giving me the opportunity to walk my talk.

That doesn’t mean that it’s been easy to do, of course.

Yesterday was probably one of my toughest days yet and I could have so easily eaten, but with only 8 days remaining on the juice fast component of this program there’s no way I’m throwing in the towel!!

Roll on Monday 21st August when I’ll begin gently breaking my fast and eating delicious raw food 😊

On top of that I have some mounting paperwork to climb through and we’re renovating, so it’s certainly a busy period in our house!!

Remember – real transformation takes effort and a willingness to act.

 

How Will This Retrograde Likely Affect You?

Perhaps you’ve also begun something (or been nudged to re-do something) over the last 2 weeks, as Mercury slowed down to turn retrograde or perhaps this week has been particularly frustrating for you in some way.

If so, then see if you can look at what Mercury may be attempting to change for you as you venture into the next 23 days.

Where does this retrograde travel through within your natal chart?

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Look for where 11 degrees of Virgo to 28 degrees of Leo falls.

Which house or houses (areas of life) are being highlighted in your chart?

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

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I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.

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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Wishing you a productive and healthful period and a beautiful re-connection to your radiant heart energy.
Much Love,
Toria xo

 

Honour Your Unique Energy – Full Moon in Aquarius 2017

Full Moon in Aquarius - Honour your Unique Energy

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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter,

and those who matter don’t mind.

– Bernard M.Baruch

 

Welcome to Eclipse Season – Rising Intensity and The Drive for Personal Expression

Welcome to the second Eclipse Season of 2017.

Full Moon’s tend to raise the level of intensity and eclipses can raise that intensity to a whole new level.

This Full Moon falls in Aquarius with the Moon sitting conjunct the South Node indicating that you may be asked to become aware of some emotional patterns this week that you need to release to move forwards.

With Mars and The Sun conjunct The North Node, the drive to be yourself and to express your unique essence is likely to be strong.

Are you taking steps to play your part and to share the gift of who you are with the rest of humanity or are you meeting resistance?

With Saturn ((as dispositor of this Full Moon) conjunct the Black Moon in Sagittarius and trine to the Sun being true to yourself and seeking freedom is likely going to be important.

 

Independence, Freedom and Evolution

Aquarian energy is incredibly independent; often associated with the revolutionary and the humanitarian.

The unique, out-there reformer, who can see a new way long before his or her peers.

Aquarius energy loves humankind and seeks to bring forth change in the name of evolution and love.

Pouring forth gifts of expansion and awakening, Aquarius energy truly appreciates the interconnectedness of  life.

Therefore, don’t be surprised if you find yourself seeking greater independence, feeling impassioned about a movement or cause or connecting with a need to break out at this Full Moon.

 

Possible Relationship Friction

Bernadette Brady describes a possible expression of this eclipse as: “Unexpected events involving friends or groups place a great deal of pressure on personal relationships. The individual would be wise not to make any hasty decisions since information is distorted and possibly false”.

The stronger the effect of this eclipse within your own personal natal chart the stronger the effect in your life, so remember to see below for where this particular one is falling.

The opposition between Mercury and Neptune could certainly be throwing some fog around, so ensure you really do know the real facts before reacting.

With Jupiter in Libra trine the Moon, which is sitting on the South Node,  it’s probably wise to see such relationship pressures as a chance to grow.

Aquarian energy can bring detachment, so remaining centred and bringing in some of that Libran diplomacy could be the way forward.

 

Remain Conscious of Illuminated Patterns

Saturn’s square to Chiron indicates that low self worth and/or feelings of inadequacy could be arising now.

Full Moons tend to illuminate negativity and unconscious behaviours; more so eclipses.

Do you or does someone else need to acknowledge how the fear of rejection, isolation or of not being enough could be playing a part?

Is it time to release negative emotional patterns that may be holding you back from shining your light?

 

Potential For Increased Tiredness/Health Issues

Brady also predicts possible health issues or tiredness, so look after yourself and make sure that you’re having enough sleep in the build up to this Full Moon and over the following 6 months.

With Neptune inconjunct the Sun/Mars conjunction there’s certainly potential for feeling a little less driven.

Giving Neptune ‘something to do’; such as engaging the spiritual and artistic aspects of life can work wonders at these times.

Meditation, Yoga, Art, Music… could all help you to feel back in the flow.

If you’ve not been taking steps to look after your health then perhaps now is the time to acknowledge that and to begin to engage in activities that enrich you Mind, Body and Spirit.

Diet plays a huge role in health. How is yours nourishing you?

Do you eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and feed your body with the rainbow of vibrant colours (not nasty synthetic ones)?

Do you listen when your body grumbles after you ingest certain foods or do you continue to eat them despite the discomfort?

As someone who has given up lots of foods over the last 7 years, I can tell you that the initial pain is most definitely worth it.

I no longer eat dairy, wheat, caffeine, meat or fish and I’ve never felt better.

The effect that a bad diet can have on your emotional, physical and mental self is huge.

 

This ones for the Misfits, the Lightworkers and the Renegades

Yes, it can be lonely when you’re called to stand out from the crowd; especially when others don’t seem to understand you (or even appear to try to) and this Full Moon could certainly highlight some of that.

If your role during this lifetime is to help lead the way to a brighter future then you don’t need anyone’s acceptance or validation to do that.

Finding your soul family when your birth family just doesn’t ‘get you’ can be a beautiful experience.

Look for groups of like minded people, give yourself an extra dose of love and remember that you are always surrounded by the love of spirit.

Nature can also prove incredibly healing. I may not always understand humans, but trees are pure love.

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.”
– Jim Morrison

 

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

Where does this Full Moon fall within your natal chart?

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Look for 15 degrees and 25 seconds of Aquarius (The Moon), and 15degrees and 25 seconds of Leo (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) 15degrees within your natal chart?

Those situated between 13 and 17 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) and also Cancer, Virgo, Capricorn and Pisces are likely to add more to the picture.

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The Full Moon will exact on 8th August 2017 at 04:11am (AEST, GMT +10)

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

Much Love, Toria xo

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?

Where does this New Moon fall within your natal chart?

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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?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 0 degrees within your natal chart?

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Tracking the Lunar Cycle each Month

I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.

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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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

New Moon in Cancer 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?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 2 degrees within your natal chart?

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Tracking the Lunar Cycle each Month

I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.

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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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

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?

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 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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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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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