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Eclipse #2 of 2013 is upon us. It is an Annular Solar Eclipse occurring in the Tropical sign of Taurus. Aspected by many planets, creating quite the celestial drama for all of us earthlings. These are my thoughts….:::
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Music by Father John Misty
Week of May 6th–12th
“Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.”
Monday: Moon in Aries
This week begins under a vanishing moOn. The excited fires usually accompanied by an Aries mooN are tamed by it’s proximity to the Sun. Luna is waning towards her next cycle, which begins Thursday with the Solar Eclipse. The feeling is more internal, than external. Use this flickering flame to see what you can in the chambers of your shadow. Walk fearlessly with this moon towards her conjunction with Pluto, inquiring about all the ways in which you are changing. Ask: “What else can I do to make this change last forever?”
Week of April 22nd – 28th
Monday: Moon in Virgo
The week begins in earthy tones. With the Sun fresh in heavy, slow paced Taurus and the Moon in the late degrees of Virgo, the energies working through us may feel like they are functioning on a lower bpm. There aren’t any major aspects to note today, but the Virgo moOn does square Lilith in Gemini midday, potentially derailing our steady focus on self and its improvement into a more seductive sphere of separating desire. Be watching for this. It may come in the form of a friend of potential lover distracting you from the true focus of this day–which is refinement and organization of your vital energies.
..:: Disclaimer ::..
The nature of this essay will be both Personal and Collective. Being an Astrologer, I naturally process and understand the world around me through the astrological lens. Burning Man is no exception! Throughout the flow of the words you are about to read, you will find many Astrological concepts, but don’t fret, I will do my best to contextualize all of them. So don’t turn away just yet–even if you know little Astrology or care even less–I still think you will gain something from the insight I was given at Black Rock City. At the very least, you can look at all the pretty pictures.
“When the moon shines as bright as the sun, the Messiah will come.”
Saying of the Baal Shem Tov – an Hasidic teacher
(in relation to Anima/Animus)
“We lose our identity in co-dependency and a “participation mystique.” We are merely a “spouse” rather than a full person.”
…boy OH boy, have I been waiting for this. I’m sure you all can feel it too. We are now entering amazing territory. A space that shall bring us all immense healing in the realms of Love, Money, and Spirit.
We have entered Eclipse season with a New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Gemini coming around the corner next week, and today (Monday, May 23, 2011) Venus and Mars are conjunct in Taurus reformulating our deepest assumptions in our lives. This aspect is bringing an overflowing basket of goodies, spilling every which way, creating a fertile ground for many wonderful things to come.
Here is an excerpt from the May 2011 Astrological Overview sent out by Priya Kale:
“Perhaps the most significant aspect this month comes around the end of May when Venus-Mars conjunction in Taurus. This can be rather indulgent energy and is laden with rich, luscious and fertile possibilities – financially, romantically and creatively. The next conjunction will not be until 2013 in Aries, making this a rather rare aspect. What we make of it will depend on our ability to recognize the potential in something or someone [and more importantly what it means to us.]
“These planets usually conjunct once ever 2 years, but recently since 2008 (the last conjunction before that was in October 2006 in Scorpio) we’ve had a series of Venus-Mars conjunctions in close succession suggesting a situation or relationship that has been in a rapid state of evolution.
“Venus-Mars were conjunct in Libra on Sep. 12, 2008, in Aries on April 22, 2009, then on June 21, 2009 in Taurus, on Aug. 21, 2010 in Libra and the most recent one on Oct. 4, 2010 in Scorpio. Look back to these dates and you will see a greater pattern emerging in financial and creative situations, relationships and especially a close personal relationship you share. Especially look to the time around of Oct. 4, 2010 when Mars and Venus made a conjunction in Scorpio. We were learning deep, dark perhaps painful truths and secrets at that time especially surrounding sexual relationships and financial commitments. Things were changing deeply back then and we were certainly put in the ring of fire.
But as the planets conjunct again in Taurus on May 23, 2011 in the opposite side of the zodiac look at how far you’ve come from six months ago. Scorpio represents transformation and although something was ‘dying’ it was a necessary part of the process of resurrection. Now as the planets conjunct in Taurus, we are learning what is ‘real’ never dies, it only changes and evolves to reveal true form.” — Priya Kale, May 1, 2011.
It is terribly important right now to be completely honest with yourself and those around you about what it is you are looking for out of your life. A crossroads comes with this aspect in all of our relationships. I feel its a time to define our Center, and also to plan on how we will interact with others from this point forward. A time to channel Grandfather energy as my good friend would say. To be unaffected by other peoples opinions, but also to be quite careful about our own opinions and assumptions about others. It is a time of new commitments. Mine? To never talk badly about another person. I had to learn this lesson by watching a dear friend get ruined in the process. It taught me sooOooo much about my own tendency to judge or to be critical. And so, this is my commitment: To channel GrandFather energy, and to become an empty vessel that is constantly filled and emptied by love and understanding!
Anytime Venus and Mars make aspects, relationships and financial situations are highlighted and in Taurus this is clutch. It relates to our own Values and Self-Love! The next time Venus and Mars make a conjunction in Taurus will be 30 years in the future in 2041 when Saturn returns to Libra, making this an especially rare aspect. Taurus is a sign that rules deep commitments and the commitments we are making now are setting the stage for the 30 years that are about to start unraveling. So…plant those seeds, and be commited to the tender process of watching these amazing visions grow into fruit bearing trees! This will require patience and commitment but the fruits of your efforts will be well worth it.
Here is another exerpt from Priya:
“We have one life to live and its too precious to live holding on to the things and people we love for fear of loss. You, me and everything that ‘is,’ will one day return to dust. Even loss is as much a part of life, making this incredible gift all the more precious in its transience, too short to waste on regrets and on what might have been. Only the love we share is real and what matters is how much we cherish life and each other while still here in the flesh.”
Another interesting point to mention before I log off from blog land, is that also, back in October of 2010, Venus went Retrograde shortly after the conjunction with Mars. This time of reevaluation began in early October and ended in late November. If you think back, it was a tumultous time for many in the realm of Love and Money. Whatever darkness we experienced back in the Fall is actually coming Full Circle now. So sit with that, try to understand what was going on deep inside your Soul then, and see now how it is coming into manifestation!!!
This past week was a big one for me as far as implimenting new activities into my life. We had our first Astrology Circle on Thursday which was a wonderful succes, and I have decided to fully commit to making it happen every Thursday from now on. If you are in the Front Range come and visit (7-9:30 pm; 4949 Broadway; suite 204)
* Also, on Saturday I did the first Lyons Market, and it too was a great success. If you feel called to come to the market, I will be offering donation based readings from 10-3pm through October
* And last, was my tabling out in front of Tonic bar that happened on Sunday from 2-6pm. Within those 4 hours, there was never a moment of lull. It was jam packed with wonderful exchange and healing potential. So…every Sunday, from 2-6pm, come down to Pearl st. and pay a visit, even if it is only to say hello.
Yup, thats all. (just excited, thats all! lol…)
Namaste my friends,