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

Surrender to Separation and Shine – New Moon in Aquarius

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If a man bestowed with a fart synonym for a surname can become president of the United States – what’s holding you back?

Could Donald have done us all a favour?

The New Moon will exact on 28th January at 10:06:57am here in Brisbane (AEST); bringing forth a potential new beginning in the area of your chart where 8degrees and 15seconds of Aquarius resides.

The Sabian Symbol for this degree is: “A Flag Is Seen Turning Into An Eagle” and it’s very in-keeping with the energy of Aquarius.

What flag are you waving and is it time to embody all the ideals and beliefs that you keep talking about?

We tap into a huge amount of personal power when we choose to be that which we aspire to.

Instead of just talking about it, which can lead to stagnant and frustrated energy and can bring on a sense of being the victim (disempowerment) and the feeling that we are being thwarted by life.

So,  what is it that’s holding you back?

Fear of being different?…

… that you’ll suddenly be seen as a sponge cake short of a trifle?

Possible rejection?

Worry of others’ judgement, ridicule or jealousy?

Or maybe you’re keeping your inner innovator on lock down, because you fear the isolation that going it alone may mean when you literally have to stick your neck out above the crowd.

Perhaps you stifle your spontaneous quirkiness through shyness or a feeling of inadequacy …

… or perhaps you’re still living with a belief system that you inherited in childhood that being different is somehow wrong?

We all have Aquarius energy somewhere within our psyche and we all need to embrace our individuality if we are to truly feel whole …

… so go on!!, let your strange shine out and embrace your eccentric side 🙂

 

The Sabian Symbols for this New Moon seem very in-keeping with the political climate in America at the minute; especially with the quest degree of this symbol being :”A Man Who Had For A Time Become The Embodiment Of An Ideal Is Made To Realise That As A Person He Is Not This Ideal”.

Seriously, let that sentence sit for a while.

Read it again and think about it…

None of us are perfect and yes, we can be very quick to judge others for their foibles; especially those in the lime light.

But consider this for a minute – how much energy are you expending on the drama that is being emitted from the NEWS right now?

And… if you look at your own life – are you really the true embodiment of what you know you could be?

How about you turn off the TV, put down the Newspaper and stop letting yourself be distracted?

What are you not doing to honour your unique and separate self?

Where do you need to do more walking and less talking?

and where do you feel the need to break out right now and shake things up a little?

 

Aquarius is the sign of the humanitarian, the rebel and the progressive game changer, but as a fixed sign, it can also lend itself to rigidity.

We can get so caught up in our own ideas of what should be that we forget that not everyone is on the same page.

Astrology (also ruled by Aquarius) reminds us of that.

When we look at the variances in people’s energy fields (as indicated by their individual birth chart) it can really help with understanding the different journeys that we all walk.

I’m not one to watch the NEWS often, so I’m really no expert on politicians, but if history has taught us anything it’s that propaganda can be very real.

Therefore, I err on the side of caution and choose not to be overly judgemental about anyone whom I’ve not personally sat down with for ten minutes.

However, if a man bestowed with a fart synonym for a surname can become president of the United States, I say he’s done us all a favour

Seriously – the World is made up of many people and there will never be a one size fits all – because we are all so different!!

So, stop trying to be like everyone else and let yourself stand out from the crowd for once.

Strong Aquarian energy in a person can make that person appear aloof and emotionally-distant and with a Venus/Saturn Square in operation under this New Moon, you may feel like you need some space or, alternatively, that you’re being pushed out or excluded in some way.

Is it time for greater independence?

Saturn teaches us lessons and when he squares up to Venus we’re talking relationship lessons or perhaps financial ones.

Venus in Pisces wants romance, rose-tinted glasses and to merge with another – to literally dissolve into their essence.

It wants to lose all boundaries, to escape into a fantasy World, to be rescued and to avoid that dreaded ‘R’ word that Saturn does so well – ‘responsibility’.

Saturn teaches us limitation and reminds us that we exist in a material World.

In Sagittarius, he’s asking us to take responsibility for our own freedom, our personal beliefs and our individual growth; to not wait for some projection of an idealised politician to come and save us.

Saturn in Sagittarius wants us to work on bringing our own, personal vision to life so that we can live as an inspiration to others.

So that we can become the embodiment of the dream that Venus in Pisces has placed up on the pedestal.

Note that Aquarius is idealistic and individual, innovative and independent…

… All words that begin with ‘I’.

What can you bring to the group (to the society that you live in) as an Individual?

What does your unique imprint offer to the World and where can it Improve it?

The negative side of Saturn in Sagittarius can present as harshly judgemental and moralistic whereas Venus in Pisces is gentle, forgiving and compassionate.

Venus in Pisces can have a tendency to disappointment when disillusionment strikes and the beloved falls from the pedestal, but Saturn teaches that through commitment things can be worked through and evolved.

When these two energies form a difficult aspect it can be difficult to marry them, so be aware of where this dichotomy may be sitting with you and in your life right now.

 

Which house holds this New Moon degree in your personal chart and what are the themes associated with that house?

Where does your unique and individual expression want out?

At work, at home, on the bus, in the bedroom? …

You’ll find the house themes in my free E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness”, which you can obtain by signing up for my Newsletter.

Make sure that you read the information on my sign up page carefully, that you confirm your subscription and, if you’d like a free copy of your natal chart, that you send me your birth details.

Now go, Surrender to Being Separate, Be Uniquely You and Shine your Special Light; the one that only you can turn on.

With Love,

Toria xo

 

 

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

The call to Adventure.pngI apologise for my late post in relation to this energy.

Not only  have I been in a Balsamic Moon Coma that saw me pinned to the sofa watching season 6 of Pretty Little Liars for much of the last two days, but I haven’t been able to entertain the thought restricting myself to sitting in front of a computer.

I’m craving adventure and the great outdoors.

I want a holiday – right now!! I want to move and stretch, to jump on an aeroplane and explore!!

The last thing that I want to feel right now is bored and yet, I am just that.

I’m restless and twitchy and if you’re feeling that too then chances are you’ve just been hit by the latest big transit to illuminate our skies – The Uranus/Jupiter Opposition, which exacted at 02:30am yesterday morning (27th December 2016) AEST.

Falling at 20 degrees and 33 seconds of Aries (Uranus) and Libra (Jupiter) this transit is activating my Sun and has just taken my own personal Uranus/Jupiter transit to a whole new level – I want growth, I want change and I want it with immediate effect!!

So, if you’re out there craving change, feeling uninspired and bored, please take heart –  take a life review and look where those changes are needed.

How can you make your beautiful life even more awesome? Even more inspirational and even more exciting?

With Jupiter in Libra, relationships could be the focus and with this transit being an opposition, it could be easy to want to blame your partner or other relationship for your lack of joie de vivre right now.

But here’s the thing – You are responsible for your life.

You are in charge of your destiny.

Of course, that destiny is all the more awesome if two people are willing to grow together and take some chances, so have a conversation and see where it takes you.

Uranus in Aries tends to bring sudden, unexpected change when it contacts a chart and the impatient urge to break out.

When coupled with Jupiter, it can be the unpredictable and sudden impetus for adventure.

Anything that feels restrictive and unwilling to change is unlikely to last during this transit, which will be in effect from now until mid September 2017.

Do remember not to throw the baby out with the bathwater, however and make sure that you look before you leap.

Sudden opportunities could present themselves right now, so be on the look out for those and make sure that you honour your need for freedom and space or that Uranus in Aries energy could lead to pent up aggression and resentment.

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll also be aware that this is one of two big Jupiter transits that we are currently experiencing.

The other being the Jupiter/Pluto square that hit earlier this month.

Remember to check your own personal chart to see where Jupiter is travelling at this time.

For the duration of this transit:

Jupiter will be travelling between 20 degrees, 33 seconds and 27n degrees and 22 seconds of Libra.

Uranus will be travelling between 20 degrees, 33 seconds and 27 degrees and 22 seconds of Aries.

Where are you desiring growth, expansion and adventure?

Not surprisingly he’s in my 9th house of overseas travel!!

Growth can be experienced in all areas of life, however.

Maybe you’re wanting relationship growth (7th house), more inspiring friendships or to join inspiring groups (11th house). Perhaps it’s a change of residence (4th house), the desire to expand your family/creativity (5th) or your mind through study (3rd or 9th house). Perhaps you’re feeling a need to be more than you currently are (1st house), to expand your finances (2nd house) or shared resources (8th house). Maybe you want to improve your health (6th) or work situation (6th/10th) to go deeper with your spirituality (9th/12th) or to deepen your compassion for others (12th).

For help on understanding your personal chart, you can sign up for my Newsletter and receive a free copy of my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness”.

Related Posts:

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