Monday, September 18, 2017

Virgo New Moon Sept 19 2017 - Getting cleaned up & organized - distinguishing fact from fiction






New moon exact 27 degrees 27 mins of Virgo Sept 19 2017 10:29 pm PDT


This is a very important new moon. All the personal energies are uniting in Virgo, creating the 1st new beginning cycle after the historical great american eclipse. There has been a lot of theatrics, drama and changes as of late. It's now time to clean up the mess in your Virgo area of life. New energy, new methods and processes. New desire for better routine and practical activity. Getting past confusion, doubts and uncertainty, however, won't be so easy. Being logical, practical, organized and disciplined is hard when Neptune is opposite all this Virgo. Plus Saturn is at difficult right angle to both Neptune and nm, while Uranus is inconjunct new moon. This Virgo nm will create desire to distinguish fact from fiction in all areas of your life and in the world around you.

Neptune opposition shows this will be an imaginative and creative cycle. However, there's insecurity, fears, doubts, even paranoia, victimhood, or withdrawing from others because you might suspect ppl's kind motives for secret plots to take advantage of you. Shit like that can crop up with Neptune opposition. Distinguishing fact from fiction will be important, but challenging because Mercury is exactly opposite Neptune at time of new moon.

There's sensitivity, it's easier to be naive to the point where you're being unrealistic with your plans. It can go other way too; doubting yourself and your abilities.The moon moves into Libra a few hrs later followed by the sun couple days later bringing the fall equinox. There needs to be greater balance between the extremes of half truths, fact vs fiction, retreat vs responsibility, etc, etc. There is a lot of good ol fashion bullshit coming at us from all directions. This new beginning is a final sorting out, of everything. This is also true with imagination and creativity vs what's logical and practical. Make sure you're not self sabotaging, or undermining other people, getting distracted, or among a number of other unhealthy expressions of this Neptune opposition.

This kind of energy is best used (imo) as starting a new routine for art, music, writing, dancing, photography, film, etc etc. Basically anything that you can make good use of Neptune in a practical healthy way so that energy won't undermine you in unhealthy ways.

People are extra sensitive and vulnerable now (Mercury opposite Neptune), being nit-picky and critical won't help motive anyone.

 At same time tho, some folks will take that too far, thinking everyone is trying to exploit someone or something. There might be a lot of suspicious, critical judgmental attitudes. With Neptune opposition, it's easier to take that personal, letting the thoughts, opinions and energy of others affect you greatly to the point where it debilitates you, and your plans or goals. We all have different paths and points of view. We don't have to fight for our personal truth. No one can take that away. You live it everyday. Fuck what other people say.

Health (especially for Aries Rising ppl) is also something that needs to get cleaned up, organized and disciplined in this cycle. The health of whatever your Virgo house represents. Problem is, that illusive Neptune opposition adds complications to that process. It could be hard to find the health issue, if you have one, despite feeling sick or depleted. Or maybe you don't actually have a health issue and you're just trippin from that Neptune opposition or transit (cough: Libra rising). It's best to find what's dragging your health down. Be honest about what that is.

Not feeling motivated, feeling low energy, escaping routine and responsibility; depression, disappointments, addictions, doubts, sensitivities, insecurities, unrealistic fantasies, and illusions are all possibilities of the negative holding you back in this moon cycle. We want to get grounded, practical and wise, seeing thru illusions.

It's also new beginning for separating what you want from what you don't want. Diet, routine, anything that needs to be organized and accomplished is best started after this new moon.

When it comes to relationships, both Venus and Mars (the lovers) are in Virgo opposite Neptune as well. Venus will make conjunction with Mars (aka doin it) in few weeks which will be a new beginning for the lovers cycle. Until then the cleaning up of your love life energy is about letting go of what's no longer serving you from this last year's cycle. This won's be easy because of hidden Neptune alignment. There's been a lot of secret hidden relationship activity this last year. Confusion, deception and lies. Not being totally honest with self and others. Secretive motives, agendas, wearing rose colored glasses, only seeing what you wanted to see. Disillusionment and disappointments are common when there is unrealistic expectations. All this type of stuff is the negative side of Neptune opposition. 

The closer Venus gets to Mars next several days opp Neptune adds sexual energy, desire, fantasy but not everything is as it appears to be. So no fooling around, or i should say, no fooling yourself. Deceptive actions or unhealthy escapism is possible in the coming days. Using this for making love, art, music, imagination, creativity, etc, etc is best. You'll need Neptune energy in whatever you start or it can be used against you in ways you didn't want. 

We about to enter the divine season of Libra. This puts a big emphasis on relationships, and your Libra area of life. We'll have a Libra new moon next cycle. Until then, it's about starting to focus on those relationships and how you can better organize and clean up any problems.

The annoying inconjunct aspect to Uranus just keeps a level of instability to this cycle. Despite earth energy,  plans and lists, things will come up unexpected that require adjustments. Some days all the grounded practical earth energy will get thrown out and radical, freedom loving rebellion gets in. It will be seesaw effect between sticking to the plan vs impulsiveness and adjusting to the unexpected. Neptune and Uranus influence could be more radical water or weather related events. Illusive illnesses possible too - gas leaks, disease out-beaks, and so on.

Jupiter in late Libra is building opposition with Uranus next several weeks which amps up the war, social, political and legal fronts in the world. Some radical oppositions in personal relationships if it aligns with you. 

Pluto slows to station direct which also brings more intensity and explosive life changing events. Deep inner changes of the last several months have had big affect and now move you direct in new powerful but empowering ways.(very slowly).

Saturn in Sagittarius is still at a difficult angle. Nothing changes there. All the heavy stuff you've been dealing with will be here for the rest of 2017. When Saturn leaves Sag, you'll feel it and love to see it go. Until then watch for downer energy if you have Mutable placements. Everything you feel right now can be explained by your personal transits and progressions. Nothing stays the same forever. Phases come and go. Saturn phase isn't known for uplift. If you're under Saturn phase - Keep the faith, things will change even more in 2018 and you'll be past this last two years.

I hope the new moon info was helpful. There is a good amount of grounded logical energy but Neptune connected to Mercury doesn't make it pure Virgo. Enjoy.

Let me know if you need a personal report about your life's current energies, phases and cycles, along with what you can expect next. It's detailed and personalized. 

Either way.

Happy new moon.
Rik

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Pisces full moon September 6 2017 Imagination Illusion and Dreams



Full moon 13 degrees 53 minutes of Pisces exact September 6 2017 at 12:02 am PDT. (Full moon at max Tuesday night more than Wednesday night).

The full moon aligns with Neptune, quincunx Venus and square Saturn.

This is peak tension and opposition in the lunar cycle which often plays out in your relationships. The tension offers more awareness, which ultimately leads to changes on some level.

Your Pisces area of life is getting illuminated. Guess what we find when the lights turn on? Neptune! Neptune's energy has been influencing you for a long time. This full moon will help you see that. This could be about letting go in someway; a dream, illusion or something unhealthy, or changes becuase your life has manifested one of your old dreams. Now you'll have to face the reality and responsibility of that. 

Pisces/Virgo axis has a lot to do with routines, health, habits, behind the scenes activity, service, faith, etc. Neptune has both positive and negative traits. Escapism from certain aspects of your life is always a real possibility with Neptune transit. Escapism and addiction can take on many forms. 

Any unhealthy habit could get your attention which helps lead to a change in routine for better health. At least the awareness will be there.

Any issue in your life that you havent had clear understanding about gets more awareness. Have you been wearing rose colored glasses about something or someone? Have you had expectations about something or someone? This full moon could be a reality check to certain illusions, fantasies and dreams in your life.

 Disappointments, disillusionment, martyrdom, fantasy, illness, low physical energy, food/water/chemical contaminations/poisonings (clean out your fridge), scandal, reality checks, additional water/rain/flood events, etc, etc, etc are all possible when full moon is with Neptune.

What is no longer useful for you, and needs to be released from your life? 

Pisces/Neptune is also about spirituality, religion, faith, art, music, film, fantasy, illusion and humanitarian activity. Some of these areas could face challenge with this full moon. Try not to be critical or hard on self and others. Full moon square Saturn can be tough bursting bubbles...

Generally everyone's Pisces area of life lacks firm boundaries, especially with Neptune there opening self up to outside influences of the collective. Faith, beliefs and opinions are extremely challenged right now. 

Full moon square Saturn could be a need to shore up those boundaries, see things in a more logical grounded perspective, take care of business you have been avoiding or overlooking, etc.

 Take care of anything pressing rather than escaping.

 Face your responsibilities and commitments. 

See the illusions in your life for what they are.  

Let go of something no longer healthy for you. Whatever that is will become clear under this full moon with  max illumination.

Full moon quincunx Venus - adjustments to your love life, what you enjoy and find pleasurable, etc. Money and relationship issues come to light. Not just romantic, it could be on any level. Adjustments to social life is possible as well. 

Mercury stationing direct on Leo eclipse degree - there has been some kind of process playing out, a wait and see phase last few weeks, or a perception change about something. As Mercury changes direction and slowly moves forward thoughts and ideas,  communication and information comes in or becomes more clear and we start to move forward on something on some level. 

Thoughts, news and info is very loud, radical, expressive and dramatic this week and will calm down some when Mercury reenters Virgo Sept 9.

Mars has just entered Virgo until Oct 22. Mars transits Virgo every two years. This changes the war and fighting energy to less dramatic and more precise. Action, war, sex, anger, etc is done in more of a practical detailed way. Action follows a plan, list, etc. This is more of a reserved Mars placement. Hopefully it will help to balance out intense and dramatic Leo eclipse energy next 6 months. Military action will also be precise and practical.

That's the practical and realistic side of this full moon. For mystics, shapeshifters, spiritualists, ppl of faith, musicians, magicians, etc this moon is lit, adds fuel to these gifts and powers for manifestion. 

The psychic energy is more sensitive at this time, the veil between worlds are thin now. It's wise to take psychic and energetic precautions. Becareful what you open yourself and others up to.

Use the magic of the invisible world to your advantage. 

The seeds planted on the Leo eclipse could begin to flower but will those intentions manifest as reality or illusion. Don't believe everything you see and hear in the world right now...

Use discernment 

Good luck. Happy full moon.
Rik.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Great American eclipse of 2017 - A shadow from coast to coast

This is a total solar eclipse exact on Aug 21 2017 at 11:30 am PDT - 28 degrees 52 mins of Leo.

This is a rare powerful event that literally tends to shake up life under the path of totality (that red line across the USA). However, everyone will feel it on some level. Others more so depending on your personal chart and how it aligns to 28-29 degrees of Leo. If you have any planets or energy points at 26-29 deg fixed signs (Aquarius,Taurus, Leo, Scorpio) or 0-4 deg of mutable signs (Gemini, Pisces, Virgo, Sag) then this eclipse will be eventful for you, and it's probably already playing out in your life. Even if you don't have those degrees, wherever you have 28-29 deg Leo in your chart (life) is getting eclipsed. Karmic restart.

Eclipsed means hidden. The end of your Leo area of life is getting blocked, obscured, concealed, etc, etc leading to change with fated new beginnings. Remember, houses show the 12 areas of your life that everything fits into. So your Leo side is having a shadow appear. The lights go out, symbolically and something is removed. This is usually unexpected. It's hard to predict manifestations as it's wildcard energy connected to events long in the past. The major events don't always manifest right at eclipse time. There is a 6th month window, and because solar eclipses are also new moons, then the seeds are being planted for major shake ups in your Leo area of life within the next 6 months. Sometimes however, major events play out the weeks around the eclipse. There will be a serious of dramatic events connected to this eclipse as planets transits this eclipse point thru the next 6 months.

Eclipses are fated times, everything you do now has an extra significant ripple effect. Long lasting changes are being seeded. A lot happening now outside your self is outside your control. Events outside self could also be a reflection of your inner world but these fated widows go beyond the individual. These are important karmic times of change for the collective, nations and the world, that you're connected to, currently in this Leo area of life.

Eclipses put people back on track. Sometimes events can seem really negative, and yet looking back in hindsight those events led to positive things that couldn't have happened otherwise. A lot of times the changes are positive though. Major stuff happens in your life, depending on how strong the eclipse aligns to you. It's always going to be about some kind of change being seeded.

There was an eclipse in this area of Leo back in 1998. Can you remember any eventful situations that year? The connection goes back even further than that though.

The North Node is with this eclipse. Being in Leo events are dramatic and bold. Uranus aligned adds a radical element. There's instability with eclipse and Uranus. Saturn is in supportive alignment though so the authorities and power is aligned with the radical influence that can bring sudden change to your Leo area of life. Mars is here too, adding aggression, passion and drive. Again, it's expressive, dramatic, bold and aggressive energy. We could even say flamboyant with Uranus. North Node shows opportunities are here, even if you don't want them. You're getting shoved into a certain direction, maybe a redirection outside your control. No matter what that looks like, have faith this is a path you need to start down. Trust it. Let go for the struggle and just change with the times.

Mercury is retrograde, so some kind of process is unfolding in at least one area of your life. This eclipse energy will be in place for weeks. Mercury will Rx back to this eclipse point then go direct in Sept. That's when you'll really have a good idea what manifested from this and the full ramifications.

For the nation, this is a rare event for the path of totality to cross the United States. A shadow appears from coast to coast. The dark side of this country is showing and the light is being eclipsed out. It shakes people up. It shakes the nation up. It sets up karmic changes for the long term. Leo is love, joy and fun, which is getting eclipsed...shut out, blocked, etc. The dark-side of Leo is appearing - the dramatic and bold dark-side, connected to the ghosts of past.

The ancients didn't have a lot of good stuff to say about solar eclipses. They didn't party under the event. No one back then wanted to be connected to it, they thought it was bad luck. They hid from it, they didn't view it, especially under the path of totality. Even animals get confused. It messes up the systems on earth when the sun goes out in the day. Unstable people can lose it.

Leo is connected to royalty. A world leader is usually eclipsed from power with these kinds of events. Since Trump is 29 Leo rising right where the eclipse is, it's easy to see Trump is being eclipsed. These are the seeds being planted for his removal within next 6 months. This could be in any way - assassinated, accident, fired, resigning, etc. This eclipse is about him and others. There could even be something about his wife that happens. Again, eclipses are hard to predict outcomes. Unexpected change is certain though, some kind of shake up for Trump, and the USA, already playing out.

Other world leaders could also face being eclipsed, depending on how the eclipse aligns to their chart.

The events playing out the rest of this year in world and on personal level is so fated connected to years into the future. Have faith in your life and the process you're in. Everything is happening for a reason.

Good luck, have no fear. Be bold and brave.
Happy eclipse.
Rik

Here's a related article about the ghosts of the past creeping up, related to Trump and the civil war.

American civil war shadows -The Astrological connection

I thought i'd try and shed some light on the astrological connection to the recent events bringing up the ghosts and shadows of the American civil war.


Trump is very much connected to that energy.






I progressed the USA natal chart to April 12 1861 the beginning of the war between the states.

The USA had just started a 4 year progressed full moon phase - the highlight point of a 30 year cycle and peak culmination to events and energy, that had been building for over a decade prior. The full moon was in Aries opposite the sun in Libra - the war axis. The USA is Sag Rising so Jupiter at 5 degrees Cancer is the ruler. That full moon was at 5 degrees Aries so the sun and moon opposition was T-square the USA chart ruler, showing the opposition, climax and turning point for the country.

At that time, the USA progressed Venus was at 17 degrees 55 mins of Libra. This is important factor for the connection tor recent events.

Before I get into that, let me make clear the number one influence that is driving force behind all the turbulence for America. The USA was born with Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto has 248 year cycle. Pluto for the first time in the USA history is returning to it's birth placement - called the "Pluto return". This is a slow long process over several years where life and circumstances start to manifest what's been building in the shadows since birth. Everything repressed, shamed, shoved away, controlled, done in private; the deep dark and ugly, etc, etc begins to come to the surface in every day life for all to see.

Next biggest influence: USA is having a very rare total solar eclipse exposing a shadow from coast to coast, in the sign of Leo with the North Node, which is very dramatic and significant event.

So the connection to the past has to do with that Venus progressed to 17 Libra back when the civil war started, as Venus is the people. The USA Mars is progressed to that Venus point back then, down to the second - 17 degrees 55 mins. reenergizing that point of the past for the USA war and anger progression.  Mars has also stopped and progressed Retrograde. The USA is not moving forward now. It's going backwards to the past. This will be a long phase of not progressing past the point we've already hit.





Trump has his Jupiter at 17 Libra as well. This shows Trump expands the military power of the USA, and the aggression of the people. Also transit Jupiter just made a final square aspect to Pluto from 17 Libra. Pluto is square 17 Libra, same place where the people were progressed to back when the civil war started. So 17 Libra has been lit up in many ways connected to these times and Trump - that old point of the old civil war. Trump has a connection to the past energy in his chart which is inflating the USA Mars which is on that old point of the people. So you see how that works?

The connections don't stop there. The North Node was also in Leo back then, and the day the war started Mars was at 16 Leo. The last lunar eclipse was at 15 degree Aquarius in opposition to that point, while transit Mars has also been passing thru that point. All this is contributing to the rise of that past energy, the shadows and ghosts of the civil war.

The USA had MC progressed to 22 Sag at the start of the war, which is where Saturn is stopping right now and turning direct.

These are all indications that the past is being reenergized at this time for a reason. These old issues were buried but not settled, energetically. Pluto Return is showing everything from the past needs to come to the surface and be destroyed, before the nation can move on for the next cycle. The nation either gets destroyed and dies over the next 10 years, or it gets destroyed and begins to rebuild on a new foundation for the next 248 year cycle. But either way, there's no escaping the effects of Pluto return. Life in USA will not get better until Pluto moves on.

This great american eclipse is part of something bigger for the nation. It could very well be about Trump as eclipses are known for correlating to the fall of a powerful leader somewhere in the world. This eclipse is aligned with Trump in a big way.

These times are fated and meant to be happening. These shadows coming up for the USA are meant to be showing. It's nothing new, it's just being exposed which is part of the Pluto process. The USA is in symbolic death phase....very slowly.

The USA is not in the same cycle and phases of that civil war era. The current phases and cycles are just bringing up the ghosts of that energy but things are not the same in other ways. Conflicts will play-out in new ways. The next few years there could be war on american soil from within, but this recent rise of nationalism is only the beginning, the seeds for later events to play out.  Saturn will transit Cap and join Pluto int he next few years, which will be the most powerful events for the change of USA govt and structure. Very powerful and difficult times ahead for the nation.

Things will get much worse in the USA before it gets better. This is why most nations don't last that long, cause Pluto always comes back around to bring an overdo end, before starting again. No matter what, things will not stay the same and all the ugly will come up for final release as Pluto returns.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Aquarius Partial Lunar Eclipse Aug 7 2017

This is a full moon 15 degrees Aquarius conjunct the South Node of fate partial eclipse Aug 7 2017 at 11:10 am PDT.


Lunar eclipse indicates full moon energy that typically has wildcard type instability, with shock and awe therapy, fated changes out side of one's control. Higher forces push you into new consciousness thru your current shadow circumstances, which offers personal growth, either the hard way or the easy way. Feelings and shadow type activity in your eclipse house can be reflected. Intensity increases in the area of life you have the eclipse occurring, along with the opposite house, and any outlets of energy to other houses thru alignments. Awareness of what was beneath the surface becomes perceived in new light of consciousness leading to a change of vision (Aquarius).


Moon trine Jupiter 

There is easy social opening, communication, or awareness outlet for beliefs and opinions in your relationships on any level Monday night, thru some kind of interaction possibility that leads to changes of some kind. Feelings and circumstances can easily get amplified with this eclipse as Jupiter has unrestricted flow of energy to the moon. There is opportunity, but comes with changes to plans or visions. The changes can even include NOT changing as you thought something was, staying put, (fixed) etc, but is opportunity in doing so, yet sacrifice of something else. Pluto and eclipse is challenging that opportunity with power struggles.


Lunar eclipse with the South Node in Aquarius:

Fated events in your Aquarius/Leo houses (areas of life) create long lasting changes with a releasing process for the next 6 months to a year. A reconfiguration with change for you and your role within the group of your Leo and Aquarius areas of life. Changes to organizations you're involved in, friends, associates, etc. New awareness about those people is possible.

Plans and visions for your Aquarius area of life receive new light, letting go of an old perception, idea, vision, cause etc, having new innovative ideas, possibilities and visions coming in for this area of life after the unseen has been exposed.

Sun/Mars in Leo opposition -

This opposition is in one side of self or your circumstances that opposes the group, exposing egos, shadow motivations of self and others, with desire to let go of that group, or, the idea you're just another person of the group; a number, no one special, nothing without others, etc, etc. while the drive and desire is to turn focus onto your individuality, what brings you joy and allows you to freely express in group activity, within your Leo Aquarius houses. There is heart, passion and following of instinct vs the group route, or group mind. Drama, passion and pride are strong forces with this eclipse. Detached objective perspectives are challenged. The need to lead, be first and best increases for whatever you're passionate about, opposed by detachment or unhealthy thought processes. Heart/instinct/subjectivity vs mind/rational/objectivity.

Mercury stationing Rx opposite Neptune

Communication, information and thought processes are slowing down, yet mental energy is becoming louder and more powerful, but the details, what's practical, and what's grounded logic is becoming more and more influenced by subtle unseen forces like imagination, spirit, emotional sensitivity, intuition the need to sacrifice for someone or cause, etc. Mercury runs into invisible resistance bubble of Neptune, causing Mercury (the mind, thoughts, ideas, comm) to stop and go retrograde for a few weeks in your Virgo and late degree Leo areas of life. Not everything is clear yet, some confusion maybe. A wait and hear process is starting with Mercury Rx, something is in the works in Virgo/Leo areas of your life, but you'll need more time before that's all clear and finalized. More imagination and creativity needs to be incorporated with your logical grounded plans in those areas. Be careful of illusions too. When Mercury moves direct past this point, whatever Virgo process you're waiting on will be complete and final.

Relationships 

Mercury Neptune can be opposition in relationships too. One person takes on the sensitive Neptune role and other takes on critical Virgo role. Critical only because it's hard aspect to Virgo. Both people can go back and forth taking on different roles at different times, Stay conscious to your interactions, and you'll see what i mean.

Venus/Ceres trine Neptune

Relationships and feminine energy is sensitive, private and withdrawn into own world with fantasies and imagination. There's a need to be protective and hide in a shell of bliss. Romance and sensitivity in love behind the scenes is possible, but not shown anywhere else. Desire for home and family, safety and security, including financial security increases. Emotional need for intimacy and connection but oppositions in other areas cause tension. Nurturing in romantic or family relationships is what brings pleasure now. Movies, tv, books, games, bodies of water, retreat, escapism, drugs, food etc, imagination and fantasy are some of the manifestations of what the feminine and relationships in general are interested in after this eclipse. Feelings and shit, ya know; hugging, blankets, being comfy, having comfort food at hand, spoooooning. All that kind of stuff is where Venus is at. There is outlet opening up for that.

Jupiter square Pluto

There's determination and force to achieve something in your Libra/Cap areas of life, involving others and the structure of your life. Opportunity that comes with a fight or challenge. Change, social tension, coming on extra strong. Legal, law and justice issues. People vs gov't. Fighting for beliefs, and opinions. Diplomatic relations vs cold and ruthless, etc, etc. -. More about Jupiter Square Pluto here


Uranus stationing Rx

Instability, unpredictability, restlessness and wildcard change is always eclipse energy, but Uranus (modern ruler of this eclipse) is stopped and turning Rx, so its power is increased. Lightning strikes, new revelations, the need for freedom, independence and self expression increases. Revolution in your Aries house is on levels outside your control. Things are happening there and it's a bit unstable. The need to innovate and do things differently in your Aries area of life increases.

Saturn (traditional ruler of this eclipse) 

Saturn indicates this is karma and bigger than your little world and little perceptions. Long term changes are happening with this eclipse that you won't even realize until later. There's a mature objective.  Lessons and tests are here. Sun/Mars aligns with the North Node of fate and trine Saturn, showing activity the next couple weeks is supported by authority but comes with challenge. Action is instinctive now. Everything happening is aligning you to your higher path and calling, even if it comes with stress, fear, letting go, or change and intensity of some kind. This eclipse brings awareness and consciousness expansion opening up a better way forward over the next 6 months to a year in your Aquarius house, and life in general. Even though unexpected changes are here for the next 6 months at least, Saturn trine offers a level of stability during the transition and innovations, so instability in human sense and stable in karmic sense. Trust the process you are in.

Release the old shadow holding you back, make room for new shadows.

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Happy Eclipse.