Embrace the Changes and Get Excited!! – Re-Thinking Rituals, Re-Hashing Health-Full Habits & Re-Doing the Day to Day – New Moon in Virgo Sept 2017

New Moon in Virgo Sept 20th 2017

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Are you feeling busy?

The Virgo month (when the Sun is moving through the sign of Virgo) can certainly have us all feeling on task and potentially overwhelmed with a never ending To Do list.

Time to Hone Skills and Make Ideas Happen

September’s New Moon falls on 20th September at 03:30:34pm (AEST) in the sign of Virgo.

Virgo is the sign of ritual and service; of honing your talents and your skills, so that you can offer them in service to humanity.

If the Leo energy of last month and August’s New Moon Leo Eclipse energy) has you brimming with creativity then this month will be a time of refinement and of nutting out the details for those inspired ideas.

There’s also an air of excitement around with so much Uranus playing into the picture (more on this below).

It’s time to make those changes!!

 

Time to Refine, Learning the Lessons and Paying Attention to Detail

Mercury rules this Moon and is travelling direct once more at the time of the New Moon.

What lessons did Mercury Retrograde bring to you and what can you now set in motion to ensure that you heed those lessons?

Did the run up to the Pisces Full Moon on the 6th bring confusion your way or perhaps a sense of letting go and releasing?

When Mercury backtracks through his own sign of Virgo there can be lessons around precision, taking care and paying attention to the details – floor wiped (in my case)!!

This is potent energy for getting down to the nitty-gritty details and for discerning what will and what won’t work.

Instilling the practical, diligent and orderly, you may find that this Virgo New Moon is just what you need to instigate the actions needed to manifest your inspirations into something tangible and Virgo energy can certainly imbue you with the work ethic to get the job done.

How can you work with greater efficiency?

We’re now in the ‘Action Phase’ of this particular Mercury cycle, so go all out and implement those changes that you’ve been considering.

 

Moving Forward, Accepting Mistakes as Lessons and Kindness to Self and Others

Mistakes offer us the ability to make needed change within our lives and without them we might never review nor improve anything, so it’s important to be grateful for them.

Yes, I know that they can seem like an inconvenience at the time and it can be difficult to actually be thankful that you or something or someone else messed up, but you now have the potential to make something amazing even better – be it a habit, your health, a dearly loved relationship or a fulfilling job.

Therefore, be gentle with yourself and others, as Virgo energy can be critical and, at times, sharp.

With the Moon in tight opposition to Chiron and squaring Saturn at this New Moon it’s important to take responsibility, to act on any lessons and to not spend your energy needlessly berating yourself or others over it.

This type of energy can bring up old wounds and pain points – what is needing to heal and to be acknowledged?

No one is perfect and one mess up does not mean that you’re not cut out for whatever it is that you want to achieve in life.

The best movies always have a low point, where we wonder if that’s it. Is it all over? Will the hero give in, throw in the towel and walk away?

Or…

… will that hero dig deep and look at their experience in another light?

Will the set back prompt a re-ignition of their desire(s)? Usually, yes!!

Are you going to be the hero of your own story?

And remember humour!!

Virgos usually have a certain amount of wit up their sleeves to get them through any perceived disasters.

Learning to laugh at yourself can sometimes be the BEST medicine!!

As a friend’s Mum always used to say to her “Pick Yourself Up and Brush Yourself Down”.

You may have also connected with past emotions, patterns or a strong sense of grief as we neared the exact alignment of the previous Full Moon (September 6th).

Did you acknowledge those feelings and allow yourself time to process them?

With regards to the patterns/past emotions, have you now started to implement some strategies to help you to release and move through them?

Often we can connect with old stuff that we thought we’d already healed when planets travel retrograde.

If this happened to you, then it’s likely just another layer of the onion wanting to be peeled off or a reminder of the need to reset some things in life – maybe the need for stronger boundaries or the re-implementation of mindful rituals.

 

Health

If the recent Eclipse portal and Mercury Retrograde bought ill health your way, this New Moon is a great one for setting intentions to refine and retune your diet and daily routines.

That’s because, we have all 5 of the Astrological personal planets falling in Virgo under this New Moon.

The Personal Planets are the ones closest to the Earth, which affect us on a personal energetic level. They are:

  • The Moon (our emotions/needs),
  • The Sun (our essence, illumination, fulfilment),
  • Mars (how we act),
  • Venus (what we love, desires, relationships, finances)
  • and Mercury (how we think, what we say and how we say it, interests).

Virgo is the sign associated with self-development, sickness, daily routines, work, service, habits, purification and rituals.

This is strong energy for setting those well-being intentions as well as intentions for improving the day to day functioning of your life.

How can you make improvements in these areas?

What can you bring in now and commit to within your daily life that will help action this?

Do you:

  • Regularly Exercise, Eat Whole Foods (from nature) and Nourish your body with goodness

or

  • Are you Loading on the Doughnuts, Takeaways and Packaged Food far too habitually?

 

Remember small stepsđź‘Ł are the way forward.

 

Are You Listening to What Your Body Needs?

Mercury is the planet of communication and his rulership over Virgo reminds us that our bodies are constantly sending us signals as to how it’s tracking.

Your body gets sick for a reason and it’s simply trying to get you to listen to what it really needs (and no, that probably isn’t a flu jab – well, unless you want to pump yourself full of bio-hazards and neuro-toxicity).

Over here in Australia there has been an ‘epidemic’ of the flu and yet the flu jab is pushed more than ever nowadays.

Interestingly, if you watch The Truth about Vaccines documentary it points out that those who take up the flu vaccine are more likely to fall victims to the flu virus during pandemics and epidemics and it explains the reasons why.

 

Illness as a Journey

Personally, I believe that illness is part of our human journey.

Being ill tells us when our bodies need rest, need to release toxicity and need to recover (note the use of ‘re’ words here – very apt for Mercury Retrograde and yes, this last Eclipse portal   was highlighted as a big potential for illness (by Bernadette Brady), so it’s not really surprising that this has happened.

Listen to your body and work with what it’s telling you.

Suppression is not healing and we can only ever truly heal when we own 100% what is happening right now with our own health.

Where’s yours at?…

Do you need:

  • To introduce more healthful food into your day
  • A morning, lunch time or evening walk
  • Drink adequate water (1 litre per 22kgs of body weight)
  • Ensure adequate rest (aim for 8 hours sleep a night).

Would improvements help alleviate any current pain that you’re experiencing or mitigate the severity of future illness symptoms?

There really is so much emphasis these days on ‘doing, doing, doing’ nowadays and with some that’s led to lots of suppression in the form of taking pharmaceuticals to ‘hurry back to work’.

This is not tuning in to what the true self really needs (emotionally) and what the body really needs (rest, recovery, nutritional balance and harmony)

 

Intuitive Hunches/The Importance of Remaining Grounded

With Mercury and Mars aspecting Neptune at this New Moon your intuition and sensitivity could be ramped up a notch.

But then so could the potential for confusion and for feeling foggy.

If you’re relating to the fogginess or you’re connecting with anxious feelings then beginning a daily meditation ritual could work wonders ✨🙏🏻🙇🏽

Combining the Neptune love of the mystical and the Virgo love of rituals is likely to help.

You may also wish to consider how your current daily rituals are serving you.

 

Making a Song and Dance of your Creativity

If you’re already meditating regularly or are an Arty type then the chances are that you already know what you want to bring through to your life.

How can you include more of your artistic passions and soulful creativity into your everyday life?

Neptune reminds us to BE and to go with the flow, so remember to tune into your heart and what is happening around you whilst you’re chasing after those goals.

Things tend of go much more smoothly when we’re truly in tune with what is arising around us.

 

Focused Action can Bring Transformation and Results

With Pluto in Trine aspect to Mercury and Mars, focused action (including some of that intuitive tuning-in bought about by Neptune) should help you to achieve your results this month and if transformation is part of your goal then this is great energy for ushering that in.

Pluto adds emotional strength and tenacity.

 

Magic is in the Air!! It’s all Very Exciting!!

Neptune also presides over music and movies; anything that opens you up to the possibility of being part of something greater than yourself and with Uranus and Neptune also connecting at this New Moon you may find yourself drawn to an ideal or getting lost in a fantasy.

An outing to the cinema or a concert could prove magical right now; as could every day life if you allow yourself to see the synchronicities and the every day miracles that occur.

With the Jupiter/Uranus opposition closing in for it’s final hit and with Uranus aspecting the Moon, there is so much excitement and possibility in the air!!

 

The Importance of Being Grounded and the Need for Change and Adventure

Be wary of ‘throwing the baby out with the bath water’ in your desire to be free of what you see as limiting or restrictive within your life, however.

With Jupiter travelling through Libra, this may well apply to your partnership or another significant relationship.

What is in need of a change, more balance, a shake up or a breath of fresh air?

This is great energy for instigating changes and for imbuing you with the confidence and push to make them happen.

Just ensure that you’re clear on what it is that you really want…

… and then get really excited!!!

If you feel that you’re looking at things realistically and your heart is crying out for you to make the leap, then this could just be the time to finally do it.

Just be warned that Virgo energy usually requires that you to work for those changes and that you practice true diligence along the way.

Life is a balancing act and, although we don’t want to walk away from situations that can be worked on and improved upon, we don’t want to remain in unfulfilling jobs, relationships or positions that are going nowhere either.

That just leads to suppression and stagnant energy.

So, what is it that you want and what is it that you don’t want?

Are you going to heed that call to adventure?

 

The Need for a Purpose and to be of Service vs. Workaholic Tendencies

Virgo energy loves to serve.

Do you feel that your day to day work is serving an important role that not only helps others, but brings you a great deal of fulfilment as you do so?

It can be important to also be mindful of serving yourself as you move through your day, as Virgos can become so intent on helping others that they can let their own needs fall to one side.

Looking after your own care, setting appropriate boundaries and taking rest when it is needed will lessen the potential for future illness, nervous disorders, anxiety and restless nights.

Honouring yourself and your needs can also lead to you finding greater enjoyment in your job and looking for what you enjoy about your work and finding ways to make it even more enjoyable can mitigate work-blues.

What about your work brings you a sense of purpose?

What personal lessons are you currently learning as you carry out your work?

Do you enjoy the people that you work with, the environment, the work itself?

 

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 27 degrees and 27 seconds of Virgo. 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) 27 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.

You can subscribe to my Lunar Illuminations here.

 

The New Moon will exact on 20th September at 03:30:34pm (AEST) – Click this link for a conversion to your part of the World–

 

Now, go refine and perfect your rituals, skills and talents.

The World is waiting for you to share them!!

Much Love for a fabulous month ahead,

Toria xo

 

 

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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?

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 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.

You can subscribe to my Lunar Illuminations here.

 

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

 

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?

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 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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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.

You can subscribe to my Lunar Illuminations here.

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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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?

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 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.

You can subscribe to my Lunar Illuminations here.

 

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