Intuitive Astrology: Super Blood Moon Eclipse January 2019 – Forever Conscious

On January 20-21st we have a Super Blood Moon Eclipse in the sign of Leo. This Eclipse is ultra potent as it’s both a Super Moon and a Blood Moon.

We will not have another Super Blood Moon Eclipse until 2021, so you can rest assured that this Leo Eclipse is definitely going to leave a lasting impression on all of us.

A Super Moon occurs when the Moon is closest to Earth. This means that we will see it shining big and bright in the sky. It also means the energetic effects of the Moon will be stronger than usual.

A Blood Moon occurs when we have a Total Lunar Eclipse. The totality of the Eclipse gives the Moon a reddish hue, hence the name Blood Moon. A Total Lunar Eclipse is the most potent kind we can have and signals a profound rebirth and culmination of energy.

On top of all of this, the fact that this Lunar Eclipse falls in Leo also adds to the significance.

For the last 18 months or so, we have been working with the Eclipse energies of Leo and Aquarius. This Eclipse cycle began back in February 2017, but now this January 2019 Leo Eclipse is the last in the cycle.

Seeing as this is the last Eclipse in the cycle, it is going to bring endings and a culmination to the lessons we have been working with since early 2017.
This is huge energy we are wrapping up, and it’s likely we will all feel a sense of resolution and completion.

As you can see, this Leo Eclipse is extremely potent and is going to be activating and transforming us on the deepest layers of our soul.

Overall, this Eclipse represents a time where we can birth ourselves, our past, our creations, our wounds, and our self-expression out into the world. This “birthing” process is one we may feel either on a creative level or on a level that allows us to release and let go.

This Eclipse also has some volatile, erratic energy to it, so we may feel a little scattered, drained or off balance. We may also find ourselves being pulled to release wounds of the past and to let go of things we thought we had dealt with.

To help you understand what flavor this Eclipse may have for you, think about what was happening in your life around February 2017. It is likely issues or themes from this time may play a part in what comes up for you.

It is not necessarily that the same events will repeat themselves, but you may find you are continuing your growth and development in regards to whatever was brewing around this time.

You may also gain closure in regards to these events, and feel proud of yourself for how far you have come. In fact, this Eclipse is like a graduation of sorts, so no matter what brews for you, be sure to honor just how far you have come and to celebrate the journey you have traveled.

Life is by no means easy, so we must remember to celebrate our victories both big and small. If we look at our lives through the eyes of love, we will always find so much to be grateful for and so much to rejoice in.

No matter what this Eclipse brings up for you, here you stand, trying to understand more, open your heart more, and learn more. As you read these words allow them to heal you, allow them to open you, and really honor the fact that you are taking the time to understand the cosmos and how it can aid your growth.

Accessing angelic realms and higher states of consciousness is also going to be easier under the effects of this Eclipse, so be sure to tune into your own guidance system and listen to the voice of your intuition.

While this Eclipse will touch us all differently, but we may also notice themes arising in areas surrounding our family life, creativity, and leadership.

We may also see these themes playing out on the world stage as well. In fact, in ancient astrology, a Leo Blood Moon Eclipse was a bad omen for the King and was seen as a prophecy that his time of reign was coming to an end.

It is very likely that under this Eclipse we may see changes to leadership in governments and in big organizations.

Due to the volatile energy around this Eclipse, it is going to be wise to think before speaking and to avoid getting swept up in the heat of the moment, especially when it comes to relationship matters.

Egos may be quick to rise under the energy of this Leo Eclipse, so do your best to stay mindful and to avoid arguments or conversations where you need to prove yourself or why you are right and the other person is wrong.

These types of discussions or arguments are never ones worth winning, as everyone has their own point of view, their own pains, and their own lens in which they view the world.

Tuning into your creativity is a great way to help negate some of this Eclipse energy, so if you find yourself feeling heated or wound up by something, make the time to do something that gets your creative juices flowing.

Eclipses always bring fated events into our lives, so in a sense, we can sit back and allow ourselves to be guided. We don’t have to worry about what actions to take on an Eclipse, because often the actions we need to take arise spontaneously and naturally.

Part of the reason Eclipses are so potent is that they put us where we need to be and unlock paths of our soul contract that we have been fated to walk down.

On this Blood Moon Eclipse, the energy is so strong and potent that we are going to find ourselves led in the right direction with minimal effort. Of course, the journey may not be easy, and we may feel resistance and fear, but keep trusting and know that the heavens have a plan for you.

Eclipses can be challenging, but very often they lead us to our highest destiny and help us to grow in leaps and bounds. Trust what unfolds for you on this January Super Blood Moon Eclipse. Stay open to the energies and pay attention to where you feel called to go.

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2018 Astrology & Numerology forecast

2018 is here! Happy New Year!

2018 is going to be an incredible year – one that you reflect back on with amazement at how much your life has changed.

You’ll receive an infusion of transformational spiritual energies transformational.

In numerology, 2018 is an 11 Universal Year. 11 is a Master Number teaching you how to master your life. You will encounter greater challenges and greater opportunities.

11 acts as a gateway into the unknown. If you want to fulfill your soul’s purpose, you must have the courage to act on your intuition. You will be guided into your next step of your soul’s evolution.

The Moon will illuminate your inner world

We begin this year will a Full Supermoon on January 1st. This sets the tone for the entire year. Your senses will be heightened, and you will be more in tune with your intuition and emotions. This requires you to pay attention and listen to your inner voice.

2018 is a year of shadow and light

As you receive an infusion of light, you can more clearly see what has previously been hidden. Where there is greater light, there is also greater shadow.

In this forecast video, I share with you the three essential steps for you to magnetize opportunities to you, and bring your gifts into the world.

Have a beautiful year!

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From Astrology to Advaita Vedanta | Osho News

Flying with the stars and disappearing into realization – Sitara spoke with us about the new direction her life has taken.

Please tell us about your life!

I grew up in Hamburg, Northern Germany; I lived there for 25 years and started university life by studying German language. The idea was to become a teacher but I soon dropped that to go to Poona and take Sannyas. In the Sannyas context I was involved with using language for editing and translation at the German Osho Times.

My heart wasn’t really into becoming a school teacher even though I love teaching and also always wanted to work with people. My actual desire had been to study psychology but my grade point average in the final exams did not allow for that. Being able at a later time to work with people as a therapist in the Osho commune fulfilled what I anyway had wanted to do.

How did you come to Osho?

I have always been a seeker, at first within the Christian context. Once I started University, I came across those red-robed, bright-eyed people who talked about their Indian Guru and his revolutionary messages. I still remember the moment when I fell in love with Osho; in a book I saw his photo and, looking into these most beautiful eyes, I drowned in love. I was 24 and immediately booked my flight to India. One or two months later I travelled to Poona for the first time.

When did you fall in love with astrology and what kept you in its grip for so many years?

I must have been 12 years old when astrology entered my life and I never learned it at a school or in a course. It just grew with me.

Astrology is one of the many tools to help one to understand the human psyche and help people to grow. As to why this has been the tool that happened to me, I do not know. Sometimes I was more actively using it, sometimes it remained in the background. There were times when I actually wanted to give it up because actually, as opposed to some clients, I never considered it to be infallible. Yet for some reason or other it continued to remain part of my life.

How was life for you in Osho’s communes?

I lived in a small commune in Germany at first and later joined one of the large ones in Cologne, Wioska. This was during the beginning of the same year when Sheela left the Ranch (1985) and all kinds of ugly facts started to come to the open. As I had had quite mixed feelings about the workings in the Commune and at the Ranch I was not too shook-up, and nothing could stop me from trusting Osho himself anyway. The Cologne commune dissolved in its old form in the beginning of 1986 but continued in another very beautiful form with lots of little businesses created by sannyasins. Many lived communally in small and large flats scattered nearby and I am still living in this area today. I enjoyed that time a lot.

You travelled widely from the end of the eighties through to the nineties – please speak a little about where you went.

To start with, I did not have a base anywhere, just a few things stored in trunks in Poona or in basements of friends in Germany. As many did at that time, I “commuted” between Germany, making money, and using it up, staying in Poona. Later, there was a period of 3 ½ years when my then boyfriend and I tried out life on a farm in Southern France. Besides the farm work we meditated a lot. From time to time sannyasins came to stay with us and help with the farm work, and we received the name “Osho Dhanya Meditation Center”. I still cherish that experience, living in and off nature – something I had never done before. After that, the traveling continued, this time together with my boyfriend. Again, we did not have a base, just some trunks in Poona and some basics and a car in Australia. “Commuting” was now mainly between Australia and India. Again, a fulfilling time for which I am still very thankful.

When I eventually returned to Germany in 1998, I did not have many options how to make my living. It just so happened that immediately after my return to Cologne, the German Osho Times asked me to write the horoscope for them. This set the compass in the direction of Astrology and I started to offer sessions again.

In which way did Osho’s vision influence your way of doing astrology charts and transit readings?

Being a sannyasin, everything I did was influenced by Osho’s vision. That means meditating, listening to Osho’s discourses, writing and translating for the German Osho Times, giving therapy sessions, tarot readings, heart readings, past life hypnosis or astrology sessions ­- everything came into play in my astrological work at some point.

All those years with Osho helped me to become quite a mature person. And a mature person makes for a better astrologer than someone who continuously plays out their own agenda, projecting their own issues on the client.

You have decided to no longer compose the monthly horoscope for the German OT and for us. This appears like a big change in your life by wanting to put your energy totally into Advaita Vedanta, which you have been studying for many years.

Yes, it definitely is a big step. I wrote the monthly and annual horoscopes for the German Osho Times for the last two decades and enjoyed that. But over the last ten years my focus shifted more and more towards traditional Advaita Vedanta. In the past I have always worked with people, helping them to evolve on the personality level. In the last ten years this has been changing. I still give an occasional Astrology session but mainly I work with people now to help them become enlightened – and I do so with Advaita Vedanta, following its time-tested ingenious methodology.

What is the most important thing you have learned being with Osho?

Freedom is the key word for me – not in the sense of moksha; I was not ready for that in those years with Osho. He invited me to be a free person, to not look around all the time what others want me to do or not to do but to decide for myself and stand up for my decisions. A key experience happened in the beginning of 1980 after I had taken sannyas and returned from Poona. It came to me in the form of one of those dreams that one never forgets because they contain a very important message.

In Hamburg, where I still lived at the time, public transport is provided by the S-Bahn (rapid mass transit railway network). One of their stops is called ‘Sternschanze’. My new sannyas name being Sitara (meaning star), my unconscious translated Sternschanze into ‘chance for the star’; in German, ‘Chance für den Stern’.

In that dream I was passing by this stop, when Osho came and took my mala off my neck, and turned the locket with his photo around. In reality there is also the same photo on the back, but in the dream the back was solid wood. He then took out a woodburning pen, burned something into the wood and returned the mala to me.

I looked at it and read ‘You are the master’. Even though I immediately understood his message as “Let yourself be free!”, it took me 21 years or even longer to fully live it. Even though it was easy for me to be uncompromisingly myself in regard to society, family etc.; within the sannyas context, I again and again compromised myself for fear of not being accepted. Those compromises became less and less severe and less and less in number, but they still lingered and bugged me. I did not like that I was not myself.

What helped over the years was a method called Instinctive Learning, which I still cherish immensely; I use it to help my own disciples to step out of persistent old habits that interfere with their spiritual advancement.

Standing up for myself as someone not only studying but, meanwhile teaching Advaita Vedanta, was the last step in liberating myself within the sannyas context. Osho was my first master who I deeply loved and I am immensely thankful for all those wonderful years. He did the preparatory work but it was not Osho who set me free.

In 2001 I went to Poona for the last time – not to visit the commune but to take part in Dolano’s Intensive Satsang – which was the first step to true freedom, moksha. This is the freedom which does not only involve the personality but takes you beyond the personality. With this, my whole perspective changed, even though on the outside many things remained the same at first.

Dolano did not become my new guru but she certainly has been the turning point in my spiritual life. After that, any remaining interest in personal growth dissolved and I was only interested in one thing: to complete the realization that began through that process.

I was not on the lookout for another guru but I did look around for inspiration. Gangaji provided valuable input for a while and made the realization more complete but the last completion came through Advaita Vedanta.

Would you like to elaborate a bit on Advaita Vedanta in the near future for our readers?

Thank you, I’d love to do that.

Sitara’s monthly horoscope has been inspiring our readers for over eight years.

7 Sins of Dating – Lust | Astrology {Unboxed} – Creative Astrology for a Life Outside the Box

©July 2011 by Fabienne Lopez

We are getting close to the end of the 7 sins. Today, we examine, Lust. Make sure to check out Pride, Envy, Sloth and Wrath.

The Merriam-Webster dictionary denotes Lust as an intense sexual desire or appetite.

From the definition above, one would consider this sin innocuous in the dating scene.  What is wrong with being sexually active while looking for Love?

Indulging in one-night stands and/or having a “friend with benefits” without the emotional component renders the task of recognizing when someone is right for you more difficult. Lust and Love are often mistaken one for the other at the beginning of a relationship. Intimacy becomes a challenge, sharing feelings an obstacle.

. Lust and Love are often mistaken one for the other at the beginning of a relationship. Intimacy becomes a challenge, sharing feelings an obstacleThe Downside of Lust

In dating, this transgression has two principal consequences:

1)  We deny our more fragile side, never allowing ourselves to expose failures, errors, and struggles and;

2)  Avoid emotional growth and intimacy.

Lust focuses on the “here and now” and the overwhelm need for immediate satisfaction. You do not show much interest in the person as a whole and do not care how their day went, what their favorite song, movie or food is. You would rather devote energy to having a good time.

Relationships, on the other hand, demand dedication, and effort to develop and produce results. They require long-term goals, commitment, nurturing to grow. It is a labor of love.

Lust and dating are not at opposite sides of the spectrum, however. They are more like “kissing cousins.”

Both are necessary to develop your relationship. At the same time, you need to build love/commitment to keep the two of you on the path when road bumps hit the relation.

Lust, Intimacy and Venus

Astrology has long recognized the intricate connection between lustfulness, passion, and love, all expressions of Venus. By looking at the sign, house position, and aspects of this planet in your chart, you understand how to develop genuine intimacy with others.

When physically attracted to someone, it is natural to believe as though you are already beginning to fall in love. The passion flowing between the partners does not mean, however, they are suited for each other. Attraction and compatibility are two separate items in a relationship. Physical intimacy without the accompanying emotional bonding endangers the chances for a future commitment.

Lust diminishes our capacity to recognize our and others openness for love and attachment. On the other hand, Venus can help us discover our most important values, the ones that bring Mr. Right closer to us.

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ZAYN MALIK New Girlfriend: Gigi Hadid, Perrie Edwards and Love Astrology Predictions!

zayn malikZayn Malik is spreading some interesting Christmas cheer this holiday season. It’s safe to say he’s happy he’s left One Direction and in fact, stated in a recent interview that the band’s sound was “as generic as f**k”. The comment prompted Simon Cowell to scold Zayn and call him rude. Well, I guess he will be at the top of Santa’s naughty list this Christmas.

Born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn, Zayn Malik will celebrate his 23rd birthday in a few weeks on January 12th. What are Jacy Nova’s astrology psychic predictions for Zayn Malik and his new girlfriend, Gigi Hadid, in 2016?

Astrologically speaking, Capricorn men in love can be quite aloof. Leaving you breathless and uncertain on whether or not his love his true. No doubt, Zayn Malik likes to keep his current girlfriend on her toes, so she’s always asking, does he love me or does he love me not?

Zayn Malik’s has had quite the rollercoaster ride in 2015. He ended his engagement to Perrie Edwards by text and promptly left the band. What astrologically pushed our naughty Capricorn boy over the edge?

First, Uranus in Aries has squared Zayn Malik’s Sun in Capricorn for several months. Pushing him to make impulsive decisions and changes. He wants to take charge of his life and break free.

Currently, Zayn’s rumored to have a new girlfriend and is dating Gigi Hadid. Are they a soulmate match or is Gigi his rebound girl? His Moon in Virgo keeps Zayn emotionally grounded in love, but his Venus in Pisces makes him romantic and sweet. Malik definitely likes to have a lady by his side and Gigi Hadid is a gorgeous girl.

Gigi Hadid is born under the lusty zodiac sign of Taurus. She can be very loyal girlfriend but incredibly demanding at the same time. Her Moon in Aquarius makes her more aloof in relationships, most likely; Zayn Malik would have to work for her love. Add Venus in Leo, Gigi is all about the drama, baby. Romantically speaking, we think Zayn and Gigi are a fling and not a long-term relationship.

Jacy Nova’s astrology-psychic prediction for Zayn Malik is 2016  is that it will be an emotionally tough year for him. He will feel frustrated and disconnected, and we would recommend him to take a spiritual journey to find his true path in life. When it comes to love, Zayn’s too young to get married right now, and he was smart to break off his engagement to Perrie Edwards. The way he did it was rude, but it was necessary to let go. Overall, we can expect Malik to get engaged again in 2018 that should lead to a happier love connection. Wishing him the best in 2016.

Mercury Retrograde March 2019 ~ by Darkstar Astrology

We have a Mercury retrograde from March 6 to 29 2019 in Pisces. Scroll down for the analysis for the coming retrograde. Generally though, the traditional advice with Mercury retrograde is “Don’t travel, Don’t sign contracts. Don’t marry. Don’t touch electrics!” However, the whole Mercury retrograde cycle actually lasts eight weeks and happens three times, sometimes even four times in a year! That’s a long time to hide under the duvet and a real waste of a truly magical time. Mercury generally zips between two worlds, or rather, the two hemispheres of our brain.

During the Mercury retrograde period, it feels like Mercury has gone down into the underworld. In this realm, closer to spirit, we become more right-brain orientated. It is dark, so other senses are heightened. We will feel extra sensitive here, psychic even. Everything will seem hyper-real… you will notice things you had overlooked before. This will prompt you to re-evaluate, renovate, re-form, and re-invent. It’s true you might have to redo things because Mercury will hit the same degree three times, but this transit won’t let you go into autopilot. There are danger spots though.

Mercury Retrograde March 2019When Mercury retrograde is stationing (Changing directions) we are at a wobbly stage where we are likely to slip-up, make mistakes, and misread another’s communications. Once we are over the threshold and into the Underworld, we can safely go about our business, knowing that we are in another realm. The same goes for when Mercury is stationing direct, just make sure you give your brain a few days to adjust back to solar thinking.

The house in your natal chart that the Mercury retrograde falls in will be your Underworld zone. There you will question everything. It will make you jittery about signing contracts because you will be constantly thinking, “Is this what I really want?”. Before the retrograde is a good time to finish off those Solar left-brain projects and gather information to bring down with you into your retrograde cave. Then you can slow things down, let yourself be taken into other dimensions, try on different filters, experiment, shine a light on your demons, then recharge and reboot.

Mercury Retrograde March 2019

The Mercury Retrograde from March 6 is quite a deceptive one since it will be conjunct Neptune twice on its journey plus it is also in Pisces where it is not comfortable. Here it is slippy and accidents could happen. Another problem is the conjunction with Scheat which is associated with accidents especially in the skies, so air travel is not advised on the days when it is conjunct Scheat (From March 3 to 8 while Mercury is slowing down and changing direction). Mercury does better on the fixed star Achernar and Ankaa (March 24 to April 1) where it is great for the study and communication of metaphysical and spiritual matters. During its voyage Mercury will also square the teacher and preacher Jupiter while he aligns with Ras Alhague at 22º Sagittarius. Mercury also can rise from the underworld at this time too with Ankaa in the phoenix.

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces Decan 3 ~ March 6 to 19

Mercury Retrograde Key Dates

February 19 Mercury enters the shadow zone at 16º Pisces
March 6 Mercury station retrograde at 29º Pisces 1.20pm EST
March 3 to 8 Mercury conjunct fixed star Scheat at 29º Pisces
March 14 Sun conjunct Mercury Retrograde at 24º Pisces
March 15 Sun/Mercury Retrograde square Jupiter at 23º Pisces/Sagittarius

Mercury Retrograde March 2019On March 7 Mercury on Scheat 29º “Many accidents and narrow escapes especially by water, many enemies, trouble through writings, bad for health and domestic affairs.” [1] “The innovator, gifted with ideas, words or rhythm; far-sighted. To be able to think outside the square. To actively seek the ‘truth’ [2]. Controversial writers and those with visionary ideas come to the fore at this time. They may even be quite ridiculed in the ‘progressive’ period we are living in. Artistic and musical people fair better because their far-out opinions become great fantasy when put on paper or canvas. At this time we can put forward innovative ideas and schemes which later become commonplace in everyday life.

A theory or art form that may well have been vilified in past times is now praised as being ‘ground-breaking’. Ideas here are really on the cutting edge of change since we are so close to the equinoctial point. Since Mars is the sole ruler of this decan, words are apt to be the cause of pain also. Mercury retrograde in this decan can lash out spitefully with its tongue without thinking, there can be a biting, sarcastic wit and much damage can come from libellous writing. Gossip reigns supreme here also. We could see raw tabloid headlines that rip a notable person to shreds. We may see libellous lawsuits and poison pen letters. Mercury at this time can make incredibly effective propaganda too because it can generate such an emotive and persuasive story.

Halfway through the whole Mercury retrograde 2019 journey we have Sun cazimi Mercury. Here opens a window of wonderfulness where we can stand in the eye of the hurricane but miraculously come out in one piece. Make use of the special Sun exact conjunct Mercury moment (Cazimi in traditional astrology). Send a romantic message that really hits the mark or pitch an artistic idea. Try as close to these times as you can. Cazimi at March 14 6.43pm PDT, 9.43pm EDT, March 15 1.43am GMT. (Cazimi lasts about 2.5 hours either side of the hour.)

Mercury Retrograde Cazimi Moment

Mercury Retrograde in Pisces Decan 2 ~ March 20 to 29

Mercury Retrograde Key Dates

March 24 Mercury Retrograde conjunct Neptune at 16º Pisces
March 28 Mercury conjunct fixed star Achernar at 15º Pisces
March 29 Mercury station direct at 16º Pisces. 8.59am EST
April 2 Mercury conjunct Neptune at 17º Pisces
April 16 Mercury leaves the shadow zone at 29º Pisces

Mercury is traditionally debilitated in this decan but it can be very spiritual especially since Neptune will be activated also. This Mercury retrograde will speak in symbols and myth, and also the language of music. The connection between mouth and intuition is as fast as quicksilver though, so it might seem at times that we are simply downloading information from the collective consciousness. Vocal style and delivery are most unusual, sometimes pretty surreal, it can be hard to grasp what people really mean, which sometimes makes them appear shifty. Mundane matters are better dealt with online than awkward face-to-face speaking. Mercury in this decan can get quite evangelical about subjects that it feels passionate. Those with a fiery disposition might have to rein themselves back from barking out sermons like a demented preacher. At the tail end of the Mercury retrograde on March 28 Mercury on Achernar gives ~ ” A worrier, with a caustic, dry wit. A person comfortable with and competing in forums and debate.” [3] and also on Ankaa gives ~ ” An inventor, engineer, or one who brings order and structure. Being able to break something down into its smallest parts, even to destroying the original, to suddenly emerge with the solution of insight.” [4]

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The YouTube version also contains the meaning of Mercury retrograde through the starsigns

Mercury Retrograde Dates 2019

March 6 to 28 ~ 29º Pisces decan 3 to 16º Pisces decan 2
July 7 to August 1 ~ 4º Leo decan 2 to 24º Cancer Decan 1.
November 2 to 21 ~ 27º Scorpio decan 2 to 11º Scorpio decan 2

Susan Miller has a list of all the Mercury Retrogrades up until 2024

The Meaning of Retrograde Planets

Retrograde planets are a popular topic in astrology and there is some controversy about the general meaning. For example, Vedic astrologers see retrograde motion as a beneficial influence, while Western astrologers focus on the negatives, such as lost baggage or missing mail when Mercury is retrograde. I prefer to interpret each retrograde phase based on the aspects and fixed stars from the beginning to the end of the retrograde cycle (the shadow zone).’Retrograde’ literally means opposite or reverse, so a planet in retrograde motion appears to be moving in reverse.

Mercury Retrograde 2019Planets do not, of course, move backward, and the apparent reverse motion is due to the elliptical orbits of the earth and planets. Regardless of the astronomy, the main point is that from where we stand, planets DO appear to move backward from time to time so we should expect this to have some astrological effect on our lives. Generally, we feel the energy of retrograde planets in a more introspective or reserved manner than usual, and there may be a karmic theme or feeling of deja vu depending on the nature of the planet.

The feeling of deja vu may also be because the retrograde planet will go over a certain degree three times over. People who experience this feeling strongest will be those who have a key planet or angle at this spot. For example; Ones IC is hit three times and you are looking to move home. Hit 1 you may see the house you want to buy. Hit 2 (Retrograde) may be when you have to go through surveys and making sure everything is fine to buy it, this will mean re-evaluating finances, whatever you have to do you are always double checking. Hit 3 maybe when you finally get the go-ahead to move and the issue is resolved. Retrogrades give us the chance to really get our teeth onto a matter because we are forced to go over old ground again and again. This may get frustrating and tedious, but ultimately it is very useful, for tackling something karmic we may have been avoiding and that we have to address once and for all.

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p. 206
2. Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p. 224/225
3. Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p. 67/68
4. Star & Planet Combinations.Bernadette Brady. p. 121

Astrology Tips from Jan Spiller

This inside information changes on the first of each month and is designed to give members specific guidance in how to best use each month’s Lunar cycles.
 
Developed by Jan Spiller, with updates by Stephanie Shea
 

Tips for this month’s FULL MOON

FULL MOON REMINDER…  Friday, November 23rd, 12:39 am – EST, is the FULL MOON exact day and time in NOVEMBER!  Don’t miss this chance to view your life objectively. During the three days around the Full Moon, you can see where you need to make changes in an important relationship. Once aware of your interaction, how can you best adjust your approach so that you can more successfully reach your life goals? It’s time for reevaluation.  

There is an opportunity for insight and progress inherent in the FULL MOON. People often react emotionally during the days of the Full Moon due to a feeling of helplessness. They become aware of the distance between the way they want their life to be, and the way it currently is.  Often, when they see this gap, they become upset. 

The reflection from your environment shows you your current reality–and this may be in stark contrast to the way you would like things to be. A feeling of powerlessness can come from the awareness of the discrepancy between the way you would like things to be, and the way they actually are. The empowerment is that, once aware, you have the chance to change things successfully.

Because this FULL MOON occurs in the sign of GEMINI, the emotional energy stirred in the atmosphere is mentally overactive. You could begin to second-guess yourself when you become aware of how current circumstances may not be supporting the larger goals in your life.

You will be very aware of the limitations that bind you through your own moral and ethical concerns, restraining you from exploring your options. You may be questioning how to balance your desire to be “right” versus gaining the information you need to progress toward your goals. Those you are interacting with may perceive situations in a way that leads them to think you don’t care about them, resulting in over-emotional drama. As is often the case with the days of the Full Moon, people get upset. 

This is a powerful time (11/22 – 11/25) for reevaluating the new beginnings you made during the last New Moon. Re-read your wish list and notice the ways in which you are now either closer to–or further away from–the dreams in your heart that you would like to manifest in your life.

Given that this FULL MOON is in the sign of GEMINI, you are likely to be more aware than usual of your needs for socializing, and satisfying your desire for both physical and mental activity. What adjustments can you make in handling important relationships so that others become more supportive of your need for personal growth?

The Full Moon in GEMINI opposes the Sun in SAGITTARIUS, and what will likely trigger people’s upset is the feeling that they are not being heard. Should an upset occur, slow things down and either ask the other person to repeat what they have said–or let them know what you heard. The feeling of being listened to will settle their mood. 

Times during this Full Moon when the emotional intensity will be at its strongest::

Thursday, 11/22 – all day and night; especially volatile 4:58am – 11:10pm
Friday, 11/23 – all day and night
Saturday, 11/24 – all day and night
Sunday, 11/25 – the energy starts to calm

These times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST). The Moon Box on the Homepage of this site (upper right corner) will tell you how many hours difference your location is from the Eastern Time Zone in the US.

For more FULL MOON insights for NOVEMBER and tips for using the monthly NEW MOON as a powerful boost for manifesting the dreams in your heart, click here.  Members can login and select the “New Moon Power Days” icon from the Membership Menu.

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Intuitive Astrology: March Full Moon 2019

Under the light of the March 20-21st Libra Super Moon, we are going to be guided to enter into the new. We are going to be guided to get to zero with ourselves, and to find that place of wholeness that resides within.

This is the last Super Moon in a string of three that we have had since the start of the year.

The energy of a Super Moon is like the Universe’s way of reminding us to get in touch with our lunar side, and to embrace the power and magnetic energy of the mystical Moon.

Under these three Super Moons, we have been encouraged to tune into our intuition, tap into our feminine side, and to purge and release all that is holding us back. Under these Super Moons, we have been preparing for the new chapter that is ahead.

March’s Full Moon opens a portal to a new wave of energy. It falls around the same time as the Equinox, which is the start of the astrological year and the beginning of a new cycle.

In order to enter into the new, we have to purge and release the old. We have to wipe the slate clean and be ready to begin again. We have to return ourselves to ground zero.

Zero is the number of infinite potential, and it’s no coincidence that the March Full Moon falls at zero degrees of Libra.

At the time of the Full Moon, we will actually have three planets in the cosmos aligned at the vibration of number zero, which means the Universe is just going to be blossoming with potential.

This energy is going to activate us. It is going to recharge us, it is going to tweak and tune the cords of our energy, and prepare us to walk into this new wave.

This new portal of energy is at a higher vibration than we have experienced before. It is going to help us awaken to new potentials and opportunities. It is going to open and guide us into higher realms of consciousness.

To tap into this energy, the Libra Moon will be calling us to take inventory of how we are using our energy and to assess whether we are using it in a way that serves us or drains us.

Through this process, we may realize that we need to let things go, and to do away with things take up too much of our precious energy reserves. We may also find that we need to protect our energy or adjust the flow of where we are directing it.

Allow the Full Moon to guide you with this. Allow its light to beam straight into your heart, mind, body, and soul so you can come into balance and see the truth of your ways.

The March Full Moon is not going to hide things; the answers you seek are going to appear right before you, the things you need to change are going to be made clear to you, and it will be up to you to decide how best to act.

We have to learn to put our energy into things tha fill us up and make us realize the joy and wholeness that resides within.

We all have joy flowing inside of us, all we need to do is learn how to tap into it. Joy flows from within, and when we tap into it, life becomes more fluid, more fun, and more enjoyable.

Life can feel like a chore or a bore if we are not activating this river of joy that resides within us.

To activate this flow, we first have to get into balance and then open ourselves under the light of a potent Full Moon, just like this one.

This Full Moon comes to remind us to center ourselves, to return to the blank slate, to the zero point of our life and start from there. It encourages us to get perfectly balanced, so we can feel more peaceful and in tune with our lives.

It encourages us to start giving energy to things that we want or desire, and to minimize the amount of energy we spend on things that drain or deplete us.

The Universe works in mysterious ways but the cosmos can give us clues. On this night, when the Moon is shining brightly in the sky, we can use this energy to center and ground ourselves, we can use this energy to align ourselves, we can use this energy to step out of our own way and enter into the new.

April also brings another Libra Full Moon, and this will bring the closing of the portal. We will have one lunar cycle to integrate these new energies and walk into the new.

April’s Full Moon is going to touch on our relationships a little more, but this March Full Moon is all about turning in and learning to balance the self.

You are an important work of art, and just like an artist balances colors or a chef balances flavors, you need to learn to balance yourself. You need to learn to treat yourself like the precious gem that you are and to create as much harmony, as much support, and as much love in your life as possible.

Don’t wait for others to do this for you, take control of your own life and begin balancing and aligning yourself in whatever way calls to you. Ask the Moon to be your guide and then when ready, walk confidently into this new portal of energy.

Awaken to the new potentials that live there, and don’t be afraid to shed and let go of things that no longer deserve your energy.

Want to unlock your intuition and receive guidance under this powerful Super Moon energy? Try my Libra Full Moon Reading for March 2019.

You can also harness the energies of this Full Moon by trying my Cosmic Guided Meditation.

Ritual idea coming soon!

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Freewill Astrology: week of August 30

ARIES Mar 21 | Apr 19 In Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, our heroine encounters a talking caterpillar as he smokes a hookah on top of a tall mushroom. “Who are you?” he asks her. Alice is honest: “I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.” She says this with uneasiness. In the last few hours, she has twice been shrunken down to a tiny size and twice grown as big as a giant. All these transformations have unnerved her. In contrast to Alice, I’m hoping you’ll have a positive attitude about your upcoming shifts and mutations, Aries. From what I can tell, your journey through the Season of Metamorphosis should be mostly fun and educational.

TAURUS Apr 20 | May 20 Juan Villarino has hitchhiked over 2,350 times in 90 countries. His free rides have carried him over 100,000 miles. He has kept detailed records, so he’s able to say with confidence that Iraq is the best place to catch a lift. Average wait time there is seven minutes. Jordan and Romania are good, too, with nine- and 12-minute waits, respectively. In telling you about his success, I don’t mean to suggest that now is a favourable time to hitchhike. But I do want you to know that the coming weeks will be prime time to solicit favours, garner gifts and make yourself available for metaphorical equivalents of free rides. You’re extra magnetic and attractive. How could anyone could resist providing you with the blessings you need and deserve?

GEMINI May 21 | Jun 20 One of the big stories of 2018 concerns your effort to escape from a star-crossed trick of fate – to fix a long-running tweak that has subtly undermined your lust for life. How successful will you be in this heroic quest? That will hinge in part on your faith in the new power you’ve been developing. Another factor that will determine the outcome is your ability to identify and gain access to a resource that is virtually magical even though it appears nondescript. I bring this to your attention, Gemini, because I suspect that a key plot twist in this story will soon unfold. 

CANCER Jun 21 | Jul 22 Potential new -allies are seeking entrance to your domain. Existing allies aspire to be closer to you. I’m worried you may be a bit overwhelmed; that you might not exercise sufficient discrimination. I therefore urge you to ask yourself these questions about each candidate. 1. Does this person understand what it means to respect your boundaries? 2. What are his or her motivations for wanting contact with you? 3. Do you truly value and need the gifts each person has to give you? 4. Everyone in the world has a dark side. Can you intuit the nature of each person’s dark side? Is it tolerable? Is it interesting?

LEO Jul 23 | Aug 22 While a young man, the future Roman leader Julius Caesar was kidnapped by Sicilian pirates. They proposed a ransom of 620 kilograms of silver. Caesar was incensed at the small size of the ransom – he believed he was worth more – and demanded that his captors raise the sum to 1,550 kilograms. I’d love to see you unleash that kind of bravado in the coming weeks, Leo – preferably without getting yourself kidnapped. In my opinion, it’s crucial that you know how valuable you are, and make sure everyone else knows, as well.

VIRGO Aug 23 | Sep 22 Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran loved the music of -Johann Sebastian Bach. “Without Bach, God would be a complete second-rate figure,” he testified, adding, “Bach’s music is the only argument proving the creation of the Universe cannot be regarded as a complete failure.” I invite you to emulate Cioran’s passionate clarity, Virgo. From an astrological perspective, now is an excellent time to identify people and things that consistently invigorate your excitement about your destiny. Maybe you have just one shining exemplar, like Cioran, or maybe you have more. Home in on the phenomena that in your mind embody the glory of creation.

LIBRA Sep 23 | Oct 22 I foresee the withering of a hope or the disappearance of a prop or the loss of leverage. This ending may initially make you feel melancholy, but I bet it will ultimately prove beneficent – and maybe lead you to resources that were previously unavailable. Here are rituals you could perform that may help you catalyze the specific kind of relief and release you need: 1. Wander around a graveyard and sing songs you love. 2. Tie one end of a string around your ankle and the other end around an object that symbolizes an influence you want to banish from your life. Then cut the string and bury the object. 3. Say this 10 times: “The end makes the beginning possible.”

SCORPIO Oct 23 | Nov 21 “If a man treats a life artistically, his brain is his heart,” wrote Oscar Wilde. I’ll translate that into a more complete version: “If a person of any gender treats life artistically, their brain is their heart.” This truth will be especially applicable for you in the coming weeks. You’ll be wise to treat your life artistically. You’ll thrive by using your heart as your brain. So I advise you to wield your intelligence with love. Understand that your most incisive insights will come when you’re feeling empathy and seeking intimacy. As you crystallize clear visions about the future, make sure they are generously suffused with ideas about how you and your people can enhance your joie de vivre.

SAGITTARIUS Nov 22 | Dec 21 “My tastes are simple,” testified Sagittarian politician Winston Churchill. “I am easily satisfied with the best.” I propose that we make that your motto for now. While it may not be a sound idea to demand only the finest of everything all the time, I think it will be wise for you to do so during the next three weeks. You will have a mandate to resist trifles and insist on excellence. Luckily, this should motivate you to raise your own standards and expect the very best from yourself.

CAPRICORN Dec 22 | Jan 19 Russian playwright Anton Chekhov articulated a principle he felt was essential to telling a good story: If you say early in your tale that there’s a rifle hanging on the wall, that rifle must eventually be used. “If it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there,” declared Chekhov. We might wish that real life unfolded with such clear dramatic purpose. To have our future so well-foreshadowed would make it easier to plan our actions. But that’s not often the case. Many elements pop up in our personal stories that ultimately serve no purpose. Except now, that is, for you Capricorns. I suspect that in the next six weeks, plot twists will be telegraphed in advance.

AQUARIUS Jan 20 | Feb 18 Would it be fun to roast marshmallows on long sticks over scorching volcanic vents? I suppose. Would it be safe? No! Aside from the possibility that you could get burned, the sulfuric acid in the vapours would make the cooked marshmallows taste terrible, and might cause them to explode. So I advise you to refrain from adventures like that. On the other hand, I will love it if you cultivate a playful spirit as you contemplate serious decisions. I’m in favour of you keeping a blithe attitude as you navigate your way through tricky manoeuvres. I hope you’ll be jaunty in the midst of rumbling commotions.

PISCES Feb 19 | Mar 20 People will be thinking about you more than usual, and with greater intensity. Allies and acquaintances will be revising their opinions and understandings about you, mostly in favourable ways, although not always. Loved ones and not-so-loved ones will also be reworking their images of you, coming to altered conclusions about what you mean to them and what your purpose is. Given these developments, I suggest that you be proactive about expressing your best intentions and displaying your finest attributes.

Homework: What pose would it be a relief for you to drop? How are you faking, and what could you do to stop? .

The Thoth Tarot, Astrology, & Other Selected Writings | The Hermetic Library Blog

Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Thoth Tarot, Astrology, & Other Selected Writings by Phyllis Seckler, edited by David Shoemaker, Gregory Peters, and Rorac Johnson.

This beautifully bound book is obviously intended to enshrine the work of Thelemic initiate Phyllis Seckler as an occultist legacy. It is issued by the College of Thelema of Northern California, a successor organization to the school that she organized herself, and thus also serves to bolster their own pedigree.

The two treatises on the Thoth Tarot in this volume were each previously serialized in the College of Thelema journal In the Continuum. The first, on “The Thoth Tarot and Psychology,” is very much a matter of Jungian analytic psychology, uninformed even by other aspects of the psychoanalytic tradition, let alone more diverse modern schools of psychology. It takes the surprising but therefore illuminating approach of treating the Trumps in ascending numerical sequence, i.e. the qabalistic path of creation rather than initiation, in order to chart something like a developmental narrative. Seckler has made thorough visual contemplation of the cards, and calls out details I had never observed, although she also makes errors (such as taking the pelican in the Empress card for a swan). She occasionally presumes to explain quotes or passages from The Book of the Law, and these explanations are sadly not very inspired.

The second section, on “The Thoth Tarot and Astrology,” includes some useful charts synthesizing tarot and astrology according to Crowley’s development of the Golden Dawn hermetic doctrines. There is general guidance on astrology that is very much at a primer level. The main body of this text is a full survey of the sun signs, with the zodiacal symbolism illustrated through the trumps and court cards of the Thoth Tarot. It is entirely restricted to the most pedestrian sort of characterological astrology, and I found it an unenlightening chore to read. It has no satisfying summation or synthesis; it merely rehearses details through twelve signs and then stops.

The third section of the book is a collection of correspondence. The editors evidently had a much larger archive at their disposal, and the principles guiding their selection here are not made clear, nor is the sequencing of the letters, which is not reliably chronological. The antagonistic character of some of these letters don’t seem to reflect all that well on Seckler, but I am grateful to have access to them for the light they shed on the history of OTO and Thelemic magick in the twentieth century.

At the end there is a longish interview with “SM” (Soror Meral, i.e. Seckler) from the year 2000. It has some worthwhile autobiographical reflections from Seckler, but entirely too much chattering on from the interviewer regarding her own views of OTO and then-contemporary occultism. This interview is supposedly the last one recorded with Seckler, and there are moments where the full significance of her remarks seems to depend on tone and attitude that the transcript fails to communicate.

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