Intensity Alert – The First Eclipse of 2017

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Is it just me or have things become a smidge more intense since that New Moon silently hung overhead last Saturday?

If you’re experiencing:

  • Out-of-left-field events
  • Sudden happenings that force you to go over old emotional ground (that you likely thought had been dealt with and left in the past)
  • The feeling of being pushed to the limit with all that’s being asked of you
  • A sense of anxiety and/or emotional anguish

… then I’m here to tell you that it’s okay.

You’re not going crazy.

You’re just being affected by the build up to next week’s Lunar Eclipse.

Something is being pushed to grow and emotionally this can indeed be a stressful time.

Partnership issues and family matters can come to the fore during Eclipses; owing to the symbolism of The Moon (Mother, Home, Family) and The Sun (Father),  and we are often asked to let go of something – a pattern, a belief system, a way of behaving…

Before we can let go, however, we need to become aware of what has been buried away in our subconscious; literally swept under the carpet.

It can be an emotionally potent time.

By becoming conscious of whatever this particular eclipse is highlighting within your life and by choosing to take responsibility for healing it, however, you are gifted with the chance to release old emotional wounds and issues.

This type of release clears space and with this Eclipse falling on the North Node, it is a harbinger for possible growth and expansion.

So, in short, it’s time for a clear out.

The type of clear out that allows the new to enter your life…

… But!! this will not happen without your awareness and your willingness to own the issue and to deal with it in the most conscious way that you can.

So, be brave and be honest with whatever appears to you at this time and also – be grateful, because by working through this, you may just make some room for something greater to enter your life.

Bernadette Brady writes in her book “The Eagle and The Lark” that this particular Eclipse belongs to “a family of eclipses that brings with it the element of pleasant surprise. Sudden happiness, a joyful event, the lucky break, the lucky win. The Events which will be occurring … can positively change the person’s life”.

If you’re having a week like mine then that may be difficult to see right now, but if my life experience to date is anything to go on then every cloud really does have a silver lining, so I’m hedging my bets and staying positive.

Especially so, as the eclipse chart holds a Yod, which can also be an indicator for powerful change.

Remember to look where this eclipse falls in your birth chart to see the area of your life that is likely to be affected.

Look for 22 degrees and 28 seconds of Aquarius (the Sun’s position) and 22 degrees and 28 seconds of Leo (the Moon’s position).

What are the themes of the houses that they fall across?

If you need help with understanding this, you can subscribe to my Newsletter and receive a free copy of my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness”.

If the Eclipse falls within 2 degrees of a natal planet, then you are likely to be strongly affected by it. Look especially for 22 degrees and 28 seconds of the fixed signs (Leo, Aquarius, Taurus and Scorpio).

Wishing you illumination, healing, an upturn and a positive outcome.

Much Love, Toria xo

Are you Ready to Set Your Intentions? – The First New Moon of 2017 is almost here…

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Our first New Moon of 2017 is on her way.

So:

… if you didn’t yet set your intentions for this year,

… if you’re already under way with reaching those goals and would like to take your plan to the next level,

… or if you’ve got something that you’d really like to achieve in the next four weeks …

then you may want to get yourself prepared for when she exacts at 10:06:57am on 28th January (here in Brisbane (AEST)).

You can read all about the energy of this particular New Moon here.

We’re talking Aquarian energy, so get set to embrace your individuality and honour your independent and one-off fabulous, unique self.

I’ll be sending out my first Newsletter of the year this week, so if you’d like further help with setting those intentions, you can sign up here.

And, remember – 2017 is the start of a whole new 9 year cycle numerologically-speaking, so this is a great time to really set some strong foundations in place.

Now, Go be Fabulous 🙂

Toria xo

 

That Which You Seek is Seeking You (Rumi) – New Moon in Sagittarius November 2016

www-motherearthastrology-comOn 29th November 2016 at 10:17pm (AEST) we have our New Moon in Sagittarius.

The energy feels so expansive at the minute and with Mercury also travelling through Sagittarius at the time of this New Moon you may find yourself craving inspiration, new adventures and mental stimulation.

Fiery Sagittarius energy is boundless, optimistic and eager, so allow yourself to feel enthused.

Remember that a New Moon gives us a chance to plant a seed in order that we can nurture something new into our lives.

With this one falling on Sagittarius 8 (Sabian Symbol: “Deep Within The Depths Of The Earth, New Elements Are Being Formed”), you may feel a sense of something new approaching.

It’s like something has changed deep within you and something greater is calling, but you may not be entirely sure of what that is.

This is further hinted at With Neptune sitting on the South Node and squaring The Moon.There’s a sense of having to let go of something in order to move forwards, but the square to Neptune can also bring up irrational worries and a sense that you’re not yet in possession of all the facts; calling for trust.

Mercury’s placement on Sagittarius 26: “A Flag-Bearer In A Battle” appears to suggest that you’ll be ushering in a new energy/way of being and that it’s now time to go with it and to stand in your truth.

With Saturn (representative of fear) also sitting in Sagittarius and conjunct this New Moon, however, it may take courage for you to follow your inner wisdom.

Maybe you are fearing that you’ll become “too big” and are worrying about what others will think of you if you dare to become more than you currently are.

Perhaps there are people or situations, which you feel are holding you back or perhaps you feel a sense of inadequacy or fear around taking on the challenge.

Whatever those fears are remember that the Jupiter/Pluto Square is now in operation and the opportunity for huge transformation and powerful growth is here.

This is the time to be adventurous and to take on challenges that you feel are aligned with your soul’s calling and your inner wisdom.

Listen to your gut (your inner knowing) and pursue your vision; even if it’s just an intuitive hunch at the minute.

With Jupiter in Libra (sign of relationships) and Pluto snuggled up close to Venus (the love planet), this New Moon may see you craving much of that inspiration and growth through a personal relationship.

Conversations may be necessary to acheive much-needed changes, but be mindful that strong Sagittarian energy isn’t renowned for tact, so be mindful of ‘foot in mouth’ syndrome.

To see where this energy is activating your personal birth chart, look for 7 degrees and 42 seconds of Sagittarius.

Which house (area of life) is the New Energy falling in? What does that house represent?

Do you have a planet around 7 degrees of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)? What does that planet represent?

Can you sense new energy coming into your life around this theme?

If you’d like help with working this out, you can sign up for my newsletter and gain free access to my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness”.

I also offer a Lunar Cycle Update each month that helps you to attune to the eight phases of the Moon.

This can help you to attune to your own innate rhythm as well as helping you to follow through with intention setting.

You can sign up here if you feel that this is something you’d benefit from.

With Love, Toria xo

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The Potential For Powerful Growth, Bounty and the Realising of Ambitions – The Arrival of the Jupiter/Pluto Square

Are you Ready for Powerful Growth, Unexpected Opportunities and a Chance to Break Out of Restriction? – Move over Saturn – Hello Jupiter 🙂

The Potential For Powerful Growth, Bounty and the Realising of Ambitions – The Arrival of the Jupiter/Pluto Square

Tomorrow, we are set to encounter the first hit of two long term transits of growth.

As usual, the extent to which these transits will affect you on a personal level depends upon your individual birth chart (more on that later) 

How they play out will depend; not only on where they feature within your chart, but in how you respond  to them.

So, here’s a heads up to help you prepare…

Ambition, Challenge and the Potential for Powerful Growth

The Jupiter/Pluto Square is the first transit. Due to exact at 07:28am here in Brisbane (AEST),it will be in effect until early August 2017.

Jupiter/Pluto is big energy and a square is an aspect of challenge, so if this happens to be hitting your chart, you may at times feel stretched and pushed to the limit.

This is the type of energy that can move mountains, but it can also create tension, so be mindful of stress and look after your body with regular workouts, time out in nature and nutritious food.

The potential for powerful growth is big and this is ambitious energy, but Jupiter’s placement in Libra is a reminder that balance will be important to prevent burn out and lopsidedness; especially if you seem to be juggling many different demands on your time and energy.

If you tend to reach for the sweet stuff when stress levels peak this could be exacerbated at this time, as Jupiter can tend to excess and Libra is the sign ruling sugar.

To mitigate falling into bad health habits, it may help to have some more healthful sweet treats to hand; such as fresh fruit or maybe try my chocolate bliss balls or chocolate avocado cake,which can both be kept in the freezer (cut the avocado cake into portions).

Balance, Equality and Fairness

Jupiter in Libra also brings up themes of equality, balance, justice and fairness, which  may well be bought to the fore both on a personal and a wider scale and with Pluto in the sign of Capricorn something related to the structure of your life is likely up for transformation and change.

On the global scale, there could be a push for reform around these themes aimed at those in power, which makes me wonder if the topic of same-sex marriage is set to come to the fore again in the next few months and maybe this time (hopefully) those marriage rights will be given here in Australia.

Abundance and Bounty

The tipping of the scales (balance) may also apply in the abundant sense. If you were strongly affected by Saturn’s restrictive tendencies during 2016, you may now find that Jupiter is bringing you opportunity(ies) that open you up to greater abundance.

Jupiter transits are synonymous with ‘more of’, so if this transit is affecting you financially you could be in for some good news.

It’s unlikely to fall into your lap with this set up, however and such bounty is likely going to have to be strived for.

Relationships and the Fear of Transformation and Growth

With Pluto sitting tightly conjunct Venus (which also disposits Jupiter) in the chart of this first hit, it’s likely that relationships will undergo some friction.

Perhaps power struggles, resentment or other deeper issues will surface/resurface and demand your attention.

Remember that Jupiter is asking for growth and Pluto is requesting that something be broken down and regenerated, so be mindful of what is coming up and look for the real meaning.

Yes, it can feel scary to have conversations around what it is that you’re not happy with. Especially with Saturn (our fears) currently conjunct Mercury (speech).

We can feel fearful that our loved one will up and leave us or that we may have to experience some kind of confrontation, but if you’re both willing to grow together, just think where those conversations could eventually lead to.

And frankly, what’s the alternative?  – To spend your time treading on egg shells, to bury your anger and walk around full of resentment or to live a life that you don’t really want to be living.

Isn’t it better to do the work, no matter how fearful that makes you?

Desire for Independence and Greater Freedom – Inspire me!

Between now and late December (when Jupiter is set to oppose Uranus), you may also find yourself wanting more freedom and independence within a partnership, friendship or other union.

Jupiter seeks inspiration, so make a note of where things feel a little stagnant and see how you can breathe a little excitement back in.

Think Before Speaking and Slow Down

With an emphasis on Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) in our skies (Sun, Mercury and Saturn) be mindful of thinking before you speak (Mercury), as Sagittarius energy has a reputation for tactlessness and there may also be some lessons (Saturn) to learn around that.

With the Sun in Sagittarius for the next four weeks,  the saying “more haste, less speed” also seems apt. Especially with the Sagittarian tendency to clumsiness.

Slow down and take each day at a time.

How will this transit affect you?

Remember that the extent to how a transit affects you on a personal level relates to the contact that it is making with your personal birth chart.

What happens with the energy will depend on how you react to it and what you choose to do with it.

The houses of your chart represent areas of life. You can follow these three steps to get an idea of where the action is likely going to happen for you:

  1. Look for the houses/house that contain(s) from 15 degrees and 46 seconds to 23 degrees and 8 seconds of Libra . This is where Jupiter will be moving through your chart at the time of this transit. This house represents the area of life that is seeking growth, expansion, more of.
  2. Now look for the houses/house that contain(s) from 15 degrees and 46 seconds to 19 degrees and 23 seconds of Capricorn. This is where Pluto will be moving through your chart at the time of this transit. Which area of your life is ready for some transformation, renovation, regeneration?
  3. Now look for any planets that you have in your natal chart that are placed at these degrees (15 degrees to 23 degrees of Libra and 15 degrees to 19 degrees of Capricorn). These planets will be activated by this transit. What do they represent?

If the Jupiter/Pluto square activates planets within your chart (point 3) then you are likely to be strongly affected by this energy.

If you’d like help with working this out, you can access my free E-Book ‘Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness” by signing up for my newsletter.

Wishing you much growth and success,

Toria xo

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Are you Ready for Powerful Growth, Unexpected Opportunities and a Chance to Break Out of Restriction? – Move over Saturn – Hello Jupiter 🙂

Are you Ready for Powerful Growth, Unexpected Opportunities and a Chance to Break Out of Restriction? – Move over Saturn – Hello Jupiter :)

Move over Saturn

During much of 2016, Saturn was the planet in the hot seat; sprinkling your World with a dose of reality and asking that you get grounded, take responsibility and attend to the material matters.

Add to that a year when Mercury has been retrograding through the Earth signs and you’ve likely been asked to ‘get real’ and to put things into perspective this year.

With a strong square to Neptune also in play, your view of the World may have been one of disillusionment and uncertainty for a while there and this transit in particular had some of us feeling a little overwhelmed, sometimes depressed and perhaps unworthy or confused at times.

My personal take on this year was that it was best to keep things simple, to attend to what needed attending to and to continue to work on those dreams as best as one could; whilst keeping a grateful heart about the things that really matter in life – always the simple stuff!

Since September and the final hit of that Saturn/Neptune energy things have started to move and if you managed to tap into some of the power that was on offer during the last few weeks (the Scorpio month) then the chances are that you’re now moving some mountains again – or at least you’ve started to.

Hello Jupiter

The great news is that this forward-momentum is set to continue as we now move into a period of Jupiter-energy.

Where Saturn tends to constrict and restrict, Jupiter enlarges and expands.

Where Saturn can bring fear and pessimism, Jupiter can bring hope and optimism.

There is a watch point in all of this, however, so please be mindful.

Where Saturn usually requires patience, reliability and discipline, Jupiter has a bit of a reputation for sloppiness, haste and excess.

Jupiter square Pluto – What Heights Will You Scale?

what-heights-will-you-scale_Jupiter (the planet of growth and expansion) will be making a series of squares to power-planet Pluto from early Friday morning (November 25th 2016) (AEST) until early August 2017.

This is big, strong energy and squares being aspects of challenge you may have to expect a few of those (challenges).

Squares tend to push us to achieve whatever the energy is bringing (in this case the potential for powerful growth, freedom and transformation) by increasing tension, so if something in your life is needing attention, expect that need to increase until you attend to it.

At times you may feel stretched and with Jupiter’s placement in Libra please keep in mind that balance will be important to prevent burn out and lopsidedness.

This transit has the potential to get all the workaholics fired up, so if that’s you – it may help to remember that personal care, home, your family and your love life are just as important to your well-being; especially so with Jupiter residing in Libra (sign of balance, harmony, relationships).

For more detail, you can read my blog post on the Jupiter/Pluto square by clicking here – including a run down on the energy and its potential manifestation, important dates and how to assess how it is likely to affect you on a personal level.

If you don’t want to miss future updates on this energy (and you probably don’t),  you can subscribe to my blog to ensure that you’re updated when it goes live.

Alternatively, you can like me on Facebook and catch up on there.

Jupiter opposition Uranus – The Urge to Break Free

From 27th December 2016 (AEST) until mid-September 2017 Jupiter will also be forming a series of oppositions with Uranus. break-free-chains

If you’ve been ignoring the need to expand and change your World (bought to you from the Jupiter/Pluto square mentioned above) then this transit may be just what’s needed to spur you into action.

Why can I hear Queen singing “I want to break free” in my ear? Because that’s exactly what you’re likely to want to do once this transit hits.

This energy is one of excitement; ushering in a craving for the new and a desire to be free of unnecessary obligation and limitation; perhaps triggered by an unexpected opportunity.

This is also likely to be a time when you just cannot continue to do what is no longer working or what you feel is holding you back and with Jupiter in Libra that may well apply to your relationships.

This is a time to allow everyone a little space, encourage adventurousness and to explore new horizons.

If that scares you, then consider the opposite – stagnation.

Umm!! Now, where did I put that travel brochure?…

More on the Jupiter/Uranus Opposition will follow late December, so remember to subscribe to my blog or like me on Facebook if you want to stay in the loop 🙂

Uranus/Pluto Energy – A reactivation of the square

If you’ve been around the Astrology circuit for a while, you may have felt your intuition prick at the mention of both Pluto and Uranus in this report and yes, that means that Jupiter will be activating a little more of both.

Although the Uranus/Pluto square of the last few years is passing away, it isn’t over yet.

With Jupiter at the helm expect a period of growth, awakening, change, transformation and reform both on a personal level and a global level.

Angelic Help and Assistanceangel

I’d also like to mention here the healing power of prayer. Jupiter is a planet aligned with the spiritual; both spiritual growth and spiritual assistance, Pluto is powerful beyond measure and Uranus is unexpected and often sudden.

Therefore, if you’re finding yourself in a difficult position, if you’re struggling with an issue and or if you really just can’t see an answer or a way out then please remember to pray for guidance and assistance from the unseen realms.

When doing so, I find it works best for me if I explain what’s troubling me, ask the Angels to show me how to solve the particular problem and then I hand the full problem over to them for a solution.

Give it a go and remain alert for answers. You may just be surprised at how swiftly these Angelic messengers can work 🙂

With Love, Toria xo

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The Jupiter/Pluto Square 2016/2017

Inspire me NOW!! The Call to Adventure and the Arrival of the Uranus/Jupiter Opposition

*Blog Post Updated 23/11/2016 at 21:22 to include links to the detailed Jupiter/Pluto blog post

** Blog Post Updated 28/12/2016 at 11:13am to include link to detailed Jupiter/Uranus blog post

What has Bloomed for You? Full Moon in Taurus

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Today’s Full Moon in Taurus signifies the culmination of all effort made since the last New Moon (October 31st).

What new beginning/intention(s) did you initiate back then?

Did you take action towards realising your goals?

If so, then what has bloomed for you today is a result of all your efforts.

Now is the time to bask in the light of The Moon’s fullness and to celebrate your wins.

Even if you’re not where you wished to be, I’m sure you’ve made some progress further along the path.

Perhaps just a knowing (or wake up call) that you need to follow through more during the next Moon Cycle.

Remember to honour November’s lessons and take some time out.

You’ve earned it.

Hold yourself in love, know your worth and appreciate your beauty.

Make time for some self care and indulge your senses with delicious body-nurturing food, drink and luxurious products that pamper you. Some of which you can find here.

If you’d like to follow the phases of each Lunar Cycle as they occur, you can sign up for my Lunar Cycle Updates.

Wishing you Much Love and Fulfilment,

Toria xo

 

 

The Need For a Safe Haven, Sensuality and Owning Your Inner Power- November’s Full Moon in Taurus 2016

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We are currently building to our Full Moon in Taurus, which will be exact at 11:51pm on November 14th here in Brisbane (AEST).

The Need to Feel Grounded, Safe and Materially Secure

Taurus is a sign associated with sensuality, stability, comfort, security and the Earth (literally the ground beneath our feet).

Often dubbed as “the earthiest of the Earth signs”, Taurus is concerned with putting down roots, material comfort and permanence and those with Taurus strong in their charts often crave a sense of grounding, steadiness and safety.

The Call To Transformation: Do You Need To Let Go Of Self-Destructive Habits?

Taurus is also representative of the physical body and sensual delight.

With the Sun falling in the polar opposite sign of Scorpio you may want to ask yourself if you are looking after your body to your best ability or does your self care warrant a transformation?

The New Moon, which fell in Scorpio on 31st October carried deep and powerful energy that could have been put to good use in making those needed changes.

Have you been called to transform something in your life?

With the Black Moon (currently in Scorpio) conjunct the Sun at this Full Moon some of us may be called to confront some self-destructive habits that keep us locked in a sense of powerlessness.

Remember that the build up to a Full Moon can often bring up energy that is no longer serving us, which is calling to be released.

What do you need to relinquish?

Taurus energy may find us wanting to hold onto bad habits that we are emotionally tied to; especially around food, money and self-indulgence, so be mindful of any prompts or occurrences that bring this to your attention.

Remember also that ignoring the need for change can lead to a feeling of being stuck and victimised.

Is it really worth it?

Transformation and Growth Through Relationships

On a another note,this Full Moon is ruled by Venus and is disposited by Jupiter in Libra, so be open to the higher message if you are going through relationship difficulties.

What is requiring growth and transformation between you?

What are you no longer willing to tolerate and are you both willing to do the work?

Black Moon energy can highlight suppression and her connection with the Sun may find you finally speaking out about the darker side of your relationship; perhaps in relation to power plays, deep psychological issues, shared intimacy/resources or negative behaviours.

Opening To Abundance and Self Worth

The Sabian Symbol for the degree of the Full Moon (Taurus 23) is: “A Jewellery Shop Filled With The Most Magnificent Jewels” quite apt for the theme of beautifying oneself, one’s surroundings or one’s possessions in some way.

Are you honouring your worth?

Any transformation can take patience, perseverance and stamina (all positive Taurean qualities).

If you’re feeling put off by that, remember that the end result is almost always worth the effort.

Usually others will compliment you on those changes, which can lead to a feeling of well-being and contentment, as all your hard work is reflected back at you.

Are you being the best that you can be?

Have you been beautifying something this month?

Alternatively, you may have been called to make changes that relate to your resources.

Fruition – What Is Coming Into Bloom?

What did you begin around 31st October and how is it now looking?

October’s New Moon held promise for the creatives, musicians and for those adept at tapping into their intuition.

If that related to you, perhaps you have a project that is due for fruition under this Full Moon.

Relating This Full Moon To Your Personal Birth Chart

Remember to look where 22 degrees and 37 seconds of Taurus falls within your natal chart.

Is there a Taurean theme (beauty, physical manifestation, safety, the ability to provide, sensuality, material security) being illuminated for you at this time around that house placement (area of life)?

Has something in that area been requiring change?

If you need some help with this, my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness” is available for free when you sign up to my Newsletter.

If you know that something needs to change, but are having difficulty in making it happen, this blog post may help you.

Wishing you Illumination, Joyful Fruition and a Reconnection to your Inner Power.

With Love, Toria xo