New Moon at 05 Libra 20′

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September 28, 2019 – 18:26 UT

Balance Exercises – Equality, Love, Art, Harmony

In a spirit of change we make adjustments and focus on making our lives more harmonious, finding new balances in love and relationships with others.

The New Moon in Libra activates a new intention in creating bridges, by ‘marrying’ elements that will contribute to a more harmonious engagement with the environment of life. Naturally, the field of relationships, or contracts with others, how and what we share, as well as the sense of fairness and equality are emphasised in personal and collective realms. Libra, ruled by Venus, is the exaltation of Saturn, and in this cycle we may experience an air of formality that emerges through the social context of life, whether it concerns values, relationships, partnerships, or art and culture. Libra is the sign that has the power of reconciling opposite forces and operate by promoting commitments through equal give and take. This emphasises a sense of responsibility, compromise, and a spirit of cooperation with others.

 

The Luminaries separate from an opposition with Chiron that may have presented vulnerabilities and weaknesses regarding  ego and identity, our sense of belonging, and the nurturing  principle in our lives that required healing. Relationships with others, or compromises we needed to make may have triggered a sense of ‘inadequacy’ or past wounds in relation to our vital space or our autonomy.  The applying waxing quincunx aspect (of the nature of Virgo) with Uranus in Taurus speaks of this lunar cycle’s requirement for adjustments to daily life or to changes we wish or need to make with ourselves, and our relationship patterns. This can liberate us or awaken talents, abilities and skills. It is a positive indication for starting something exciting, tackle health problems through alternative therapies, and generally utilise intuition in making adaptive changes in relationships, and their financial or creative dimension. It brings progressive occupations into our lives, shows us the need to change habits and routines, promotes solidarity and through assistance by others.

 

The ruler of this New Moon in Libra, Venus in the sign of her domicile, emphasises equality, love, aesthetics, relationships, well-being, love, art, social life, and motivates responses, emotions and self-will to share more as we are making important beginnings. The Moon in Libra needs relationships, and harmonises through social etiquette, values, and artistic expression. It is responding to equality, sense of fairness, and is destabilised by conflicts. So, any disharmony will be strongly felt. Continue reading

Saturn Stations Direct at 13 degrees Capricorn

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September 19, 2019 – Maybe the world needs to stand still and seriously ponder on where it goes from now on, as well as each one of us individually – stand still and reflect on what is really of essence for us, what really and deeply matters, even if we must stand alone or distance ourselves from environments and others for what we want. Time, our history, authority, self-mastery, the past, work, fears, limitations, commitment, recognition. Then work on changing the rules. A time to be seriously brave and do the “right” thing for us. Perhaps we have already started feeling there is something more we need or miss in connection to our reality, which has not to do with the actual resources and structures but the perception and quality of them. From now until February, and with the South Node and Pluto in Capricorn, is a potent time for serious and deep spiritual work on ourselves as our worlds are making profound shifts, we release things, and we gain consciousness of a “world beyond”, things of the past, may resurface and things we were ignorant of may surface. Maybe the world, our world, is not how we thought it to be. Maybe we experience a profound change of attitude towards what used to be our world. The Moons North Node points to evolving through emotion, connectivity and intuition. Excavations…

Ο Κρόνος σε στάση προς ορθόδρομη πορεία στις 13 μοίρες Αιγόκερου: Ίσως ο κόσμος πρέπει να σταθεί ακίνητος και να στοχαστεί με σοβαρότητα που πάει από δω και πέρα, όπως και ο κάθε ένας από μας ξεχωριστά – να σταθεί και να στοχαστεί τι είναι πραγματικά ουσιαστικό για εκείνον, τι πραγματικά και σε βάθος έχει σημασία, ακόμα και αν πρέπει να είμαστε μόνοι ή να αποστασιοποιηθούμε από περιβάλλοντα και άλλους γιαυτά που θέλουμε. Ο χρόνος, η ιστορία, η εξουσία, η τελειοποίηση, το παρελθόν, οι φόβοι, η δουλειά, οι περιορισμοί, η δέσμευση, η αναγνώριση. Και μετά να δουλέψουμε για να αλλάξουμε τους κανόνες. Μια στιγμή να είμαστε σοβαρά γενναίοι και να κάνουμε το “σωστό” για εμάς. Ίσως έχουμε σταδιακά αρχίσει να αισθανόμαστε πως κάτι άλλο χρειαζόμαστε ή κατι μας λείπει σε σχέση με την πραγματικότητά μας, όχι τόσο σε σχέση με δομές και πόρους, αλλά σε σχέση με το πως τα αντιλαμβανόμαστε και την ποιότητα τους. Ίσως αρχίζουμε σιγά σιγά να καταλαβαίνουμε με τον Πλούτωνα και τον Νότιο Δεσμό, και μέχρι τον Φεβρουάριο του 2020, ότι είναι μια πολύ σημαντική περίοδος για σοβαρή και εις βάθος πνευματική δουλειά με τον εαυτό μας, καθώς οι κόσμοι μας πραγματοποιούν πολύ σημαντικές μεταβάσεις, απελευθερωνόμαστε από πράγματα, και αποκτούμε περισσότερη συνειδητότητα του τι βρίσκεται πέρα από αυτό που διακρίναμε μέχρι τώρα. Θέματα του παρελθόντος, ίσως βγουν στην επιφάνεια, και πράγματα που αγνοούσαμε έρχονται στην αντίληψή μας. Ίσως ο κόσμος, ο δικός μας κόσμος, δεν ήταν αυτό που νομίζαμε. Ίσως να έχουμε μια καταλυτική εμπειρία που θα μας αλλάξει την στάση απέναντι σε αυτό που ήταν η πραγματικότητά μας. Ο Βόρειος Δεσμός στον Καρκίνο μας λέει πως η εξέλιξη μας είναι να ακολουθήσουμε το συναίσθημα, την συνδεσιμότητα και την διαίσθηση. Ανασκαφές…

© Eleni Kostika 2019

Full Moon at 21 Pisces 05′

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September 14, 2019, UT 04:34 am

Love yourself with its flaws, and realise who and why are worthy of your dedication and sacrifices

Clarify your expectations –Align yourself with your wishes – Listen to your intuition – The divine is within you – We can create our own magic in life

Release, healing, purification of feelings, the need to act independently and speak our truths – Internal Awakening – Sudden events and disruptions in relationships – Clarifications of misunderstandings – the end of a relationship cycle and a mental process or preoccupation – an opening in spiritual development and a realisation of a larger plan.

The September Full Moon on the Pisces / Virgo axis, has to do with boundaries, the capacity to discern and have faith. It is the healing and service axis that deals with issues of idealism and perfection.

Virgo is a mutable Earth sign that seeks perfection, and through Mercury uses critical ability and analysis to serve, help, cultivate, improve, adjust and treat imperfections in the tangible world of everyday life. Pisces is mutable Water that through Jupiter and Neptune seeks to “dissolve” boundaries, idealise, imagine, expand, synthesise or escape, in order to achieve some sort of transcendence or experience in connection with the larger whole. Pisces substitutes the perfection that Virgo seeks in the material world, with an ideal or a dream that will inspire and restore faith in the spiritual, collective and creative spheres of life. Both signs work through opposing views to provide, contribute and dedicate by making connections between things. Virgo with practical analytical spirit, and Pisces through emotion, vision, philosophy, synthesis and fusion.

The full moon in Pisces has a mystical or transcendental power that gives dimension to what we love and want to see grow. This Full Moon also speaks about self-love, the kind of love of self that is not dependant to the validation ego, but the sense of love that embraces our psyche and reconciles us with all our vulnerabilities. Continue reading

New Moon at 08 Leo 37’

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August 1, 2019, 03:13 UT

Freedom and love – The sudden awakening of love and the element of love in life.

Rejuvenating body and soul

Self-love

A new lunar month begins in the fire sign of Leo. Leo belongs to the fixed modality, has the quality of fire that is consistent, and emits heat, characteristics that manifest as vigor, dedication, love, radiance, authenticity and vitality. Ruler of Leo is the Sun, the centre of our solar system, the most vital source of energy for planet Earth. Without the Sun there is no life. This lunar month focuses on the self, the relationship with what gives life, our ego, our creations, and our connection with our core being – the heart.

 

The lunar month that begins today sets a new intention as to where and how we receive validation, and activates the process of important decisions, triggers our leadership spirit, drives us to become creative and gain a more authentic contact with our souls.

 

The New Moon is the synod of Moon and Sun that marks a point of arrival and departure at the same time, a perpetual 29.5 day cycle, within the continuous motion of the planets in our solar system. It symbolises the inner soul level processing of experience that is perhaps the closest to our distinctness and individuality. Within this cycle, the phases of the Moon act as indicators of synchronicity between emotion and self-will: it is this synchronisation that essentially determines the decision making process in life. The Sun in Leo is in domicile, so it emphasises in particular what we focus on, what we regard as important in life, and how we honour life.

 The Moon enters the new cycle at 08 degrees of Leo separating form a conjunction with Venus, thus translating the light of love, relationships and pleasure to its meeting with the Sun. The New Moon speaks about a union and the expression of affections. The Sun is our spirit – the conscious mind (nous), as well as vision. Everything we see is because of the Sun. So, we enter a cycle that speaks about values (Venus), the pleasure principle, value of self, how we value life, and triggers the need to express ourselves more and focus on the creative and love element in our lives. The need to respond to what gives us joy, we feel we want and we are passionate about. Despite of what problems we are dealing with on an individual level, this need becomes more conscious, has spiritual content, and leads to actions and important decisions that will have stability. Stability, of course, is relative and may sound like an oxymoron, since there is Venus’s applying square with Uranus in Taurus in the New Moon chart. Yet, the planets are in fixed signs. The square speaks of an awakening, events that may shock or surprise us, and cause us to break free from attachments and habitual patterns in the realm of love, relationships, creations and material things including money.  How does freedom relate to love, how liberated and free are we to express affections? This aspect speaks of a need to act in order to sustain by changing attitude, being awakened on a sensual or creative level, and dealing with tension in affections and relationships that may require more freedom oriented thinking or attitudes. The Venus-Uranus synodic cycle began on May 19, at 04 degrees Taurus, and will give us the full picture of the processing of experience of the two energies at its opposition phase in October, but also the month of November that will determine the waning feel of the phase. The need to renew, to change, and to seek freedom in the way we experience love, the enjoyment of things, our creations or material possessions is triggered through tension. It is a time when we may feel the urge to do different things, to experiment, to express ourselves differently, regarding values, love, skills and creativity. It is a lunar month where we can expect sudden love affairs, unconventional relationships, break ups in existing relationships, or realise we need more freedom, renewal and independence both in our relationships and in the area of self-worth. The value we give to the things around us and to ourselves changes in a way that propels us into the future, sets up ground for innovation and opens the way to form alternative paths in our associations with other people. This process will further be developed on a practical level with Jupiter’s ingress into Capricorn in December 2019. The mythological Aphrodite was born as a result of the “castration” of Ouranos by his son Cronus. If Ouranos represents the Sky God, the spiritual part of cognition (as a higher octave of Mercury) but also the representation of the existing world order up until the act of his dethronement, then Venus’s dialogue with Uranus in harsh aspect, signifies the need for some kind of liberation in order for love and values ​​to emerge through an act of bravery that overthrows the established order of things. The need to detach the realm of love and values from the mental level maybe another theme here. Saturn, along with Pluto and the South Node in Capricorn will continue to show us where we are pressured, experience limitations, need to rebuild, to gain empowerment through elimination, and also where we must set very conscious boundaries and get rid of useless and unnecessary matter, which includes fears, and self-negating attitudes that preserve a reality that no longer serves us to evolve. It is perhaps the realm of life where we are potentially sabotaging or undermining ourselves. It is where we need to understand what is hidden, beneath the surface, what we are suppressing, and how we may “blindly” make efforts to control a superficial reality that requires purging, renewal and deep radical change. This particular month may be pertinent to especially observe all the barriers, and the “walls” we build that distance us from love. Continue reading

New Moon/Total Solar Eclipse at 10 degrees Cancer 37′

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July 2, 2019, 19:16 UT

Memory, our past, continuity of life, all the essentials we have to protect and care for.

The ebbs and flows of life, what moves us, connects us with others, and what we have to overcome. An impetus to envision and change our response to life.

The New Moon / Solar Total Eclipse in the sign of Cancer urges us to address our inner world, our essential needs, our origins, our past, our automated responses, childhood experiences, the root system of life, the mother archetype, and everything that is related with emotional security in our lives.  The Moon acts like a mirror as it reflects the light of the Sun, and thus is a reflection of self and our personality, but also carries and reflects the source, which is life itself. How do we reflect collectively and personally on the continuity of life itself? The moon is usually invisible during the New Moon, but through the shadow effect, the light of the Sun becomes obscure as we observe it from the Earth, and we become witnesses of a disruption of the regularity of the synodic cycle and hence the natural flow of life. We may see this as the disruption of the celestial order which is reflected on the terrestrial order. The Sun during the Eclipse phenomenon illuminates the invisible side of the Moon. The Eclipse season is a phase where we may have revelations. This gives impetus for changes that will have a wider significance over time. This is a North Node Eclipse, so it will enhance intuition and emotions, memories, our past, unlocking a theme that will advance developments over the next three to four months and possibly lead to further unfoldment with the next Eclipses in December 2019 and January 2020. Continue reading

Full Moon at 25 degrees Sagittarius 53’

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June 17, 2019, 8:30 am UT

Time to reconcile with and speak our truths. Need for adventure and new experiences. The response to the unfamiliar. The way we reflect on the big picture through the will to communicate and connect leads to significant shifts of consciousness and generates active changes.

The Gemini/Sagittarius polarity is the axis of perception, learning, understanding, conceptualising and is related to all systems and structures that support and shape the process of responding to stimuli and developing experience, both at a mental and a material level. Themes that maybe prominent: Mobility, knowledge, education, ideology and dogma, the relationship between the familiar and the unfamiliar, legal issues, information management and communication with important others.

How much we believe or understand the stimuli and data we receive,  and how they will motivate further actions will be issues that become of concern during the next two weeks.

The Moon is near the Galactic centre, and this is an area that collectively and personally co-ordinates us with higher frequencies and information, as well as presents potentiality of a shift in our global consciousness. The need to live, envision, explore with more passion and enthusiasm but also to receive and reflect in meaningful ways, is increased and will lead us to significant shifts of interest that will become more apparent with the Summer Solstice and especially with the New Moon / Solar Eclipse in the sign of Cancer on July 2nd. All this results from the demand to learn, to connect and communicate, but also to understand more about ourselves. What ultimately makes sense to us, and what is our outlook on life? Our perception of freedom expands horizons, and the information we receive either helps us to gain confidence, or to promote a spiritual and philosophical shift. What we believe in and what ultimately makes sense, the belief system we adhere to in life, is something to explore and something that is mainly developed as an inner process, at least until Jupiter goes direct on August 11.

A Full Moon on Fire and Air signs, denotes extroversion, communication, an active approach, and a sort of negotiation through new experiences, and information either in the ideological or material spheres of life, leading to the impetus for very important and meaningful changes in areas triggered by the eclipses (Cancer / Capricorn) in our natal charts.

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New Moon at 12 degrees Gemini 33’

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June 3, 2019, 10:02 UT

The mind divides and the heart connects! There’s something we need to communicate.

 

Questions, situations and stimuli stir our soul, and change our connection with the world. Preparing for a new season!

Some fairy tales need to be experienced, because they help us to re-establish and to redefine our perception and faith in life. Others remain in our imagination and become traps of the endless “ifs”. How ready are we to deal with the “truth”? If we do not ask and do not connect we will not know. It is time to overcome and to follow our curiosity. Shift of orientation.

 

 

A new lunar cycle begins, with a highly charged cosmic mix of energies in the sign of Gemini, which places special emphasis on communication and connection with the world. Communication is not just logos, but every signal we emit for the purpose of making a connection. So, the main intention of this new lunar cycle is to connect or link data, ideas, stimuli, thoughts, information, translate and communicate in some way. Mutable signs signify the shift to a new season, and in Gemini (Mutable Air) we experience the transition from Spring to  Summer that officially begins with the Summer Solstice on June 22. So the climate is getting hotter! This Lunar month  is setting communication and connectivity at centre stage, in a way that seems like a kind of “farewell” to a previous chapter of life or experience. In this particular case, it is a very significant chapter of life, as July’s Eclipses in the signs of Cancer / Capricorn are going to be activated by Mars, and conditions will push us and perhaps in a fateful ways to begin a new relationship with ourselves, the environments of our lives, and how we relate to the world. We are in a transition and what is emphasized in this cycle is the need to clear up thoughts and discover alternative ways to communicate, to feel and to listen. Intuitive ability and emotional intelligence unlock messages that allow us to see or attribute the reality and the way we think about it by changing orientation.  

The Luminaries form a Mutable T-square in opposition to Jupiter in Sagittarius, with Neptune in Pisces at the apex. While the ruler of the New Moon is in the sign of his domicile in Gemini. Here it is either the case of  “all hell breaks loose” in some way to solve or clarify issues, or a situation that has inspired us expands and spreads into the world. The element of Earth, and the mutable quality prevail in the New Moon chart, which refers to the sign of Virgo, another Mercury ruled sign. Here we are called to communicate something perhaps to ascertain its correctness, to put our thoughts in order, to see what serves and what does not. Take an ideal, a dream, an expectation and apply it or cultivate it more in our tangible world. The dialogue between right and wrong is intense, and it has to balance and exploit a variety of information from different directions and give them meaning. Neptune either inspires or disorients as the case may be. It is a time of synthesis and reorganization of information, the unlocking of a spiritual, artistic or other venture path, of understanding that depends on honesty and the right questioning, in our relations with the environments we are engaging with, and important others (read more on the Jupiter-Neptune square further below) . Continue reading