Thursday, 26 June 2014

CANCER NEW MOON - 27 June 2014

Exact at 9.09am BST 4.09 EDT

This New Moon is somewhat of an emotional rebirth and is an opportunity to reset our emotional programming on a very deep level. New Moons are a time when we get to start fresh, leaving whatever isn’t serving us anymore behind in the dark of the Moon. Cancer represents our family and roots; our emotional body and the patterns formed in childhood. As such, this is a time of new beginnings in this area of our life; a time to plant healthy, new emotional seeds in order to replace any “familiar” patterns that have been holding us back from being successful in the truest sense of the word. Cancer represents the emotional base that we spring from in order to go out into the world and be an effective human being. Anything that happened in our childhood which is unusual, upsetting or disruptive will make that foundation much more shaky and thus make it harder to make our way in the world. We all need a sense of inner security and a feeling of safety in order to achieve our full potential and any emotional wounds that we are carrying will only be holding us back from being all that we can be. These wounds tend to solidify over time into ingrained emotional patterns which aren’t healthy at all. This New Moon gives us a chance to dump some patterns which are holding us back and replace them with some healthy new growth.

Mars is opposite Uranus, exact the day before the New Moon, which could make things fairly heated and volatile and could also bring anything that has been festering out on to the open within our personal relationships, whether it be family, friendship or intimate partners. This aspect brings the potential for the truth to literally erupt, which could definitely upset the apple cart. This could help us to confront anything that we have preferred to avoid, thus propelling us to blast through any emotional blocks or patterns that are impeding our growth. Mars and Uranus together definitely have the potential to bring any anger, rage or resentment up in quite an explosive manner but it will probably help clear the air and give voice to any grievances that we may have been harbouring. Better out than in, that’s for sure!

In the meantime, Pluto is forming an opposition to the Sun and Moon themselves which will also help us to face anything that has been lurking in the shadows and deal with any emotions that we have been denying, suppressing or repressing for a long time. Pluto forces us to be emotionally honest and some very raw, intense feelings could come pouring out in the next few days. If we think about this in the context of Cancer, which represents the family and childhood, this aspect has the potential to bring anything that has been lurking in the family closet well and truly out into the open. The deeper, darker emotions could well erupt, just like a volcano that has been simmering away for years. This is truly a wonderful opportunity to purge and to allow any unhealthy destructive emotions that are blocking us to be released once and for all. These two aspects have the potential to blast through some of those ingrained emotional patterns from our childhoods! It may not be pretty, but the sense of freedom that will be gained from it will be immense.

Luckily Neptune is forming a beautiful, harmonious, flowing trine to the Sun and Moon which will help soothe any turbulent emotions and bring a sense of catharsis to anything we might be dealing with. Neptune has the ability to see the bigger picture and remembers that we all spring from the same well. This will allow us to feel true compassion and empathy for each other and help us to act with loving kindness. Forgiveness is very important indeed and is essential in the healing process. Without it any destructive energy will only fester and grow. In order to truly let go of the emotional patterns and grievances from our past we must find forgiveness in our hearts, both towards those who have trespassed against us and most importantly towards ourselves. Forgiveness does not mean condoning what we or others have done. It simply means letting go of any anger or resentment for any wrongdoings or mistakes.  When it comes down to it, anger, guilt, blame and resentment hurt us more than they do anyone else! Neptune reminds us that we are all just human beings, doing the best we can to manoeuvre our way through life. None of us are perfect; we all have flaws and we have all made mistakes that we have ended up regretting. If you can honestly say you haven’t then you truly are an exceptional human being.

There is a massive amount of potential for this New Moon to be an emotional reset button and for us to truly let go of old emotional patterns which are quite simply not doing us any good anymore. Often we put them in place as children in order to protect us somehow, but as we move into adulthood they are not appropriate anymore. They go on to do more harm than good and certainly don’t help us in our relationships with those close to us. Often they are so ingrained that we are completely unaware of them, which is where the danger lies. This New Moon could definitely bring some very raw emotions up to the surface to be confronted and released. Cancer is the mother, the family, our childhood and our past, and we definitely have the chance to look back and lay some ghosts to rest; releasing  the hold they have over us. This process may not be easy, as facing up to the skeletons in the closet never is, but we have the chance to reprogram some childhood conditioning and give ourselves a greater chance to be all that we are capable of. The result will be a whole new start on an emotional level and a chance to move forward without the chains that we have been dragging around since childhood. The key is to allow the emotions to rise up, recognise where they are coming from, forgive ourselves and others and then just let go.

Much love

Amy

xoxo

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

SAGITTARIUS FULL MOON - 13 June 2014

Exact at 5.11am BST, 12.11am EDT

I am currently travelling, in true Sagittarian style, so this post is going to be brief but hopefully thorough! This is a humdinger of a Moon, that’s for sure! We have a couple of potent aspects that are absolutely exact as the Moon reaches its peak, which very much intensifies the energy of the Moon. Full Moons tend to bring things to a head, especially in our relationships with others. This Moon is no exception, as we also have an exact opposition between Venus in Taurus and Saturn in Scorpio to contend with. This could make things very real in the arena of our relationships, testing their validity and also forcing us to confront our shadows and show our vulnerabilities. While it could be quite challenging and even somewhat painful for some of us, it will ultimately deepen our connection with our intimate partners and those close to us. The people around us are generally a reflection of our inner world anyway. Saturn tends to shine the harsh light of reality onto things, and in this case it is our relationships and sense of self-worth that is under scrutiny. This aspect does not allow for any superficiality, that’s for sure, and as Chiron, the Wounded Healer is very much involved with this opposition we have a chance to bring our fears and vulnerabilities out into the open to be healed.


Indeed, the potential for healing during this Moon is immense. We have the chance to bring up some deep, emotional wounds and old, entrenched trauma and let go of them once and for all. It is important to remember that which certain experiences in our lives have been very painful, they have, for whatever reason, been essential for our soul growth. They have made us who we are today and it is important not to have regrets because that is just a waste of energy. This Full Moon offers an opportunity for some very deep healing and allows us to move past our wounds and allow compassion and forgiveness to wash them away. So often the wounds we have received in the past end up colouring our behaviour in the present, and at a certain point they no longer serve us anymore so it is important to let them go. What once served as much needed protection can go on and cause us to be destructive and hurtful to ourselves and others. Old emotional wounds, trauma and insecurities which no longer have their place can be brought out into the light during this Moon in order to be released, and while the process may be quite painful as we face our shadows and fears, ultimately it gives us a chance to be liberated from their shackles. As I said, the aspects between Saturn Venus and Chiron will be absolutely exact as the Moon is exact so there is a definite sense of things coming to a head.

This Full Moon involves an opposition between the Sun in versatile, communicative Gemini and the Moon in adventurous, optimistic and freedom loving Sagittarius. The key to a Full Moon is finding balance between the energy of the two signs but that isn’t always easy as emotions tend to run high and exaggerate the differences.  Sagittarius wants us to expand and grow; to raise our consciousness and broaden our horizons. He rules our higher mind, belief system, spirituality and our connection to the divine and is highly intuitive, while Gemini rules our rational, logical mind. Gemini rules the city and likes to be around a lot of people, while Sagittarius rules the countryside and seeks a deeper connection through communing with nature. Gemini is very adapt at the art of communication while Sagittarius is known for being rather blunt and can suffer from Foot in Mouth syndrome! Somewhere in the middle is the way. Sagittarius stands for the truth, but the truth can sometimes be hard to hear sometimes! When the Full Moon is in Sagittarius there is generally a very buoyant, optimistic, jovial, dynamic energy which can definitely take us for a ride! During this particular Moon the rulers of both Gemini and Sagittarius, Mercury and Jupiter, are both in sensitive, nurturing and emotional Cancer so this could be sensitive,  emotional moon indeed! Sagittarius Full Moons are generally very fun, but this one has some rather deep and emotional undertones.

Another aspect that I feel I must mention is a Mars Pluto square that will also reach a peak just after the Moon is exact. After that he will go on to oppose Uranus, so he is basically re-activating the Pluto Uranus square. We may revisit some of the same energy that came about at the end of April when so many people experienced a big shift in consciousness. I know I haven’t been the same since then! Something definitely changed within me at that time.  Mars in aspect to Pluto can create power struggles and clashes with authority. As Mars in the planet of war and Pluto is the planet of soul power, this aspect does have the potential to create some intense conflict. Pluto can be somewhat obsessive and intense and Mars is also the planet of sexuality, so there is also the possibility of some rather extreme sexual tension. This is quite an explosive, volatile aspect and could definitely bring any hidden tension out into the open. On the one hand this could be an amazing boost of energy and motivation and help us move past some blocks. On the other hand it could bring up some deeply buried anger and aggression and create some rather volatile situations. It is important to remain mindful during this time and be aware that some rather irrational emotions could rise to the surface.

I sense that this is a very significant Moon indeed. It is a truly wonderful time to revisit old trauma and release it, which is exactly what I have already planned to do! It’s amazing how life works out sometimes. Sagittarius will help us see the bigger picture and understand how everything that has happened to us so far has helped us to become the person we are today. Saturn, Chiron and Venus will help us heal issues of self-worth and make any problems in our relationships very obvious. Mercury is also retrograde in Cancer at the moment which is causing us to revisit old memories and look back into our emotional past. It is also hindering communication somewhat and making people a bit oversensitive. There is quite a retrospective feeling around and this is an ideal time to examine and let go of the past. The Sabian symbol for this Full Moon is “A Group Of Immigrants As They Fulfill The Requirements Of Entrance Into The New Country”. This brings with it the hope of being able to bring about a new way of being and a start a new life. So, as we go back and release the past and the hold it has on us it will allow us to move forward and forge a new path. What a wonderful opportunity we are being given here!

Much love

Amy

xoxo