– 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

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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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Much Love, Toria xo

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

 
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Expression through the language of your soul

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

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

… through the mind via words, ideas, song…

… or through the body via dance, Art forms…

Which form speaks most strongly to you?

Intense and Powerful Communication

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

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

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


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

His parents do not know where he is.

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

Please send them your prayers.

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

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

Potential for Increased Sensitivity and Flowing through Change

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

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

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

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

 

Forward Momentum and the Integration of Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Perhaps you’re:

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

 

Communication of Needs in Relationships, Redressing the Balance

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

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

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

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

Are you speaking and embodying your truth?

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

Where does this New Moon fall within your natal chart?

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

What does that house (area of life) represent?

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

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Tracking the Lunar Cycle each Month

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

Full Moon in Scorpio 2017

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

Power, Passion and Intensity

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

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

Are you stepping into yours?

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

 

Increased Focus, Inspired Ideas and the Discipline to Effect Change

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

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

 

Time to Radiate, Create and Pursue Fulfilment

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

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

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

What gifts do you have to share with humanity?

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

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

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

 

The Shadow Side

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

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

  • Jealousy
  • Rage
  • Lust
  • Vengenece
  • Resentment

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

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

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

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

 

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

Where does this Full Moon fall within your natal chart?

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

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

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

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

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Much Love, Toria xo

Feeling Blocked, Delayed or Uninspired? The Call for Consideration, Patience and Rework as more planets turn Retrograde

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There are times when all attempts at forward momentum seem futile.

This morning was certainly one of them for me, which is no surprise with the amount of heavy traffic currently circulating around our Solar System.

With Venus and Jupiter already retrograde (seemingly travelling backwards) and Saturn and Mercury slowing down to turn retrograde, you may be experiencing delays, frustrations, blocks, stop signs and the general feeling that you’re getting nowhere fast.

However, such delays are merely ways of slowing you down, ensuring that you look before you leap and making sure that you’re on the right path, so try to look a little differently at the events that are occurring now.

Those irritations could be stopping you from running too far ahead with the wrong information or preventing you from rushing off in the wrong direction making them your friends, not your frustrations.

Usually it’s unrealistic expectations that deem them otherwise.

Seriously, you’re talking to an I.T consultant, who managed to have one of the most productive start backs to work last week despite going without a laptop or any system access for the week.

We are entering a period of weighing up, checking in and reassessing; especially in those areas of life where a reality check is needed and with fire energy highlighted, it could be time to look for ways to reignite your passions and to reconnect with what inspires you.

Saturn’s Retrograde will see him moving towards a second hit with Uranus (May), which is another signature transit for this year; indicating a disciplined, ordered and structured approach to changes.

The dominating Jupiter transits (Jupiter/Pluto Square and Jupiter/Uranus Opposition) are pushing for growth and transformation and keeping us busy, but 2017 is not a year to “throw the baby out with the bathwater”.

It is a year to steadily build on what is already in place and this transit will hopefully be imbuing you with some discipline to do just that.

Mars remains in Taurus until mid-April also helping to bring some persistence and determination.

Early April is a good time to contemplate the following questions:

Venus Retrograde(Now until April 15th): “What do you desire from your life?”, “What do you value?”, What/Who do you Love?”, “How’s the Budget?” , “Where is your Self Love Barometer?”

Jupiter Retrograde (Now until 10th June): “Are things in balance?” “Where are you over-extended?” “Where do you need more freedom to expand?”, “Where are you craving Growth?”‘

Mercury Retrograde (April 10th until May 4th) : “What needs to be Reviewed or Reworked?”, “What practical matters are needing your attention?”, “Where would you like to be Re-Inspired?”

Saturn Retrograde (April 6th until August 25th): “Is this realistic?”, “Where is your Outer life a true reflection of your Inner World and where is it not?”, “Do you need firmer foundations and/or boundaries?”, “What Do You Believe In?”, “Are you taking Responsibility for your Growth?”
Meditation could help you to get back into your natural flow and maybe throw up a few innovative ways to help you to move forward from here.

Life Balance and Relationship matters could be dominating your thoughts this month as we move towards April’s Full Moon in Libra and it’s a good month for re-connecting with good habits that you may have been neglecting of late.

Much Love, Toria xo