Look to the Sky – Moon Makes Biggest Appearance Since 1948

supmoon2016aThe supermoon that will fill the night sky Nov 13th (and 14th, if you miss it tonight) is the largest since Israel became a nation. It is the second in a series of three supermoons that close out this most pivotal year. December 14th will be the last one in the series.

The energy of a supermoon creates a surge of energy, and based upon where the moon falls can affect certain areas of our lives. This moon is activating the polarity of need/comfort (Taurus) versus desire/outside the box (Scorpio).

Full moons always tend to either close things out OR take them to a new level. During this time, don’t be surprised if you are more emotional, experience disturbances, or heightened dreaming. Your sensitivity and intuition may also be heightened at this time. Make sure to keep yourself balanced by maintaining a connection to the natural world and by using any grounding techniques you are familiar with.

Thankfully, the energy of this supermoon is harmonious and supportive. There is a Pluto/Chiron influence that supports healing. This is an opportunity for resolution of some deep, soul-level pain. It is an excellent time to consider where in our lives we need to accept the things we cannot change and acknowledge the lessons we’ve learned that we can build a new future for ourselves with.

Take some time to write about the things you need to let go of, whether physical or emotional. Get clear about what really matters to you. What do you value the most in your life? What do you need to feel more stable? Think about the friends, family and other resources you can call upon when you need to. Spend a moment being grateful for those things, those people.

If you are feeling exhausted, don’t forget to take care of yourself, even if it means putting your feet up, wrapping yourself in a blanket and spending some time with a book and a cup of hot cocoa.

Find a place with a clear view of the night sky away from light pollution. take a deep breath, and spend a few moments allowing the light of the moon to wash through your energy field. Absorb what you need, and let what you no longer need gently flow out into the earth.

The next time you will have a chance to see a moon like this one is November 25, 2034.

The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness in order to be seen.                                                            ~Shannon L. Alder

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August 2013 Energy Report – The Summer of Transformation

From SpaceWeather.com

From SpaceWeather.com

There are some interesting and powerful energies in play this month which help to explain the things many of us have experienced in the past few weeks. The major players on the heavenly stage this month include: Chiron, Jupiter, Pluto, Uranus and Neptune.

The three predominant configurations formed are:  a Yod (or finger of God), a kite and a star of David which will influence earthly events through mid-2014.

Intuition is strengthened by the energy this month, so pay attention because this is the time for new beginnings, especially in the realm of ideas and invention. With Jupiter in Cancer, and Uranus in slow retrograde motion until Nov 1st, watch for sudden, unexpected enlightenment in your life. You may have some startling revelations at this time.

The impact of the seven squares (Ur/Pluto) continues and will be felt this month as Jupiter begins the month in opposition to Pluto and ends August squaring Uranus. The dance of these giants is all about revolutionary activity, so watch for upheaval in your personal life as well as out in the world.

Chiron is the planet of the wounded Healer, and the opportunity for healing continues this month. The areas where we will have the most potential for growth is in our relationships, especially early in the month with Chiron being triggered by the new moon on August 6th and again at the full moon on August 20th when Jupiter will be trine to Chiron with Uranus also in play.

This has been a summer of transformation, and because of the intense influence of Uranus and Pluto, it is radical transformation. As I packed boxes today – yes there’s movement in my world again – (or perhaps “still” is a better descriptive word because I never settled in here to begin with),  I was nudged to tune into an Internet-based radio show a fellow seeker hosts. I found myself listening to her most recent call-in show, and it soon became apparent what the theme for the time was: movement.

All, and I mean all, of the questions were about movement, either in a job situation or a location or both. Suddenly, I didn’t feel so off-track any more. Thanks, Shelly, for the message! So, if you are reading this and you are feeling this sort of energy too, knowing this is happening to others should make you feel better about your situation.

The energies in the heavens are making the shape of a kite at this time, and if we can remember that this formation is bringing the opportunity for us to shift and sort and shake things around until there’s a more even distribution of energy (and personally I think that is going on on a global scale, at least with the beings working on behalf of the Light) than when we started, we will move through it with more ease and grace.

There are some influences that could indicate a need to be a bit more mindful with our resources now. Exercise some diligence as you manage your financial affairs during the balance of the summer, and I feel into the fall as well.

Remember to remain flexible. Everything, and I mean everything, is subject to change, and with what is happening in the heavens, that change can be sudden and unexpected. (Don’t I know that one!)

Listen to your intuition and stay grounded. Focus on the task at hand, and try not to over think things. Break it down to the basics, and work from that place one thing at a time.

And remember to always have your Plan B (and maybe even Plan C) ready to go if something happens to Plan A. Know that one, too!

If ever there was a time for us to master the art of detachment, I would say this is it. Seems the Universe doesn’t want us to fall too in love with any one way of getting the job done. Seems the moment we do is when things begin to change again.

As we roll with increasing velocity towards the end of the year (it will be here before we know it, I don’t feel there will be much fall for us in 2013), we need to remember to do the most important thing of all: breathe.

So. Take a breath. Now exhale. See? Bet you feel better already!

There is a new post up at IntheCompanyofAngels today as well. Enjoy.

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Photo credit: Mike Taylor on SpaceWeather.com

May 2013 Energy Report

HST image of Uranus showing cloud bands, rings...The two most helpful words I can give you for the month of May are: hang on.  A break is coming, but will most likely not arrive until summer.

April was a difficult month, and for many of us things just seemed to get worse instead of better. In general, May will continue this trend. Hence the need to hang on. This month, whenever it seems like there’s no end to the intense energies, remind yourself relief is coming.

The astrological soup this month includes two eclipses, a Uranus square Pluto(the third in a series of seven), and a yod configuration which is part of a four planet dance this month.

The thing we all need to get comfortable with is the idea that we’re in the grip of major change on both the societal and an individual level.  There’s going to be a lot of building up, breaking down, and rebuilding in the next few years.  Remain mindful that it’s all part of the process of change.

Uranus square Pluto- This third square in a series of seven will be exact on May 20th.  The dynamic of this planetary influence is that it sheds light on the balance (or imbalance) in power structures.  It can often trigger conflict between the individual and established power structures.

The reset button is being pressed by the Universe at this time.  What the new operating system is going to look like is yet unknown; but I have a feeling the choices we make both individually and collectively in the next few years will determine the structure of this new system. We probably won’t know what this restructuring will eventually look like until after this  Uranus square Pluto series completes in the Spring of 2015.

Don’t be surprised if there’s a lot of demonstrating going on this month. The best approach we can use to handle this energy in our individual lives is to seek a path to resolution whenever conflict arises.

I wrote about the eclipses in the last Energy Report, and linked to it above if you need a reminder.

The Planetary Dance- Saturn, Pluto, Uranus, and  Venus are squared to each other this month and their dance is helping the Uranus square Pluto upheaval and change process along.

If it’s as if the Universe is asking us to take a look at our existing power structures on all levels and to decide how we will move forward together. We’re being shown very clearly where things are out of balance, and are being asked to make choices that will bring things more in balance.

Because our individual lives are the microcosm of this greater macro picture, we must remain aware of the dynamics of power in our individual relationships as well.  Be conscious.  Seek balance.

What Can You Do?-   If you’re feeling overwhelmed, hopefully this brief report will let you know we’re all in this together and you are not alone out there which your struggles.  So what can you do?

Be an agent of positive change in the world.  Lead your life of with the greatest integrity you can.

The chaos, the change, will continue.  We must continue to keep on as well.

English: Electric Light Orchestra in concert, ...Hold on Tight to Your Dreams- As I was composing this article, I kept hearing song lyrics (I think they were from the eighties) playing in the background of my mind.  As I come to the end of this article, they seem to be appropriately applicable to the subject at hand and so I share with you as a final thought these words from ELO (that’s Electric Light Orchestra to those who may not be familiar with that abbreviation):

Hold on tight to your dreams….Hold on tight to your dreams.

When you see your ship go sailing,

When you feel your heart is breaking,

Hold on tight to your dreams.        ~Electric Light Orchestra

We are in the grip of major change, and we must not despair. The building, the tearing down, and the rebuilding will continue for the next few years. We must be willing to accept the tearing down part of the process, and continue our efforts to rebuild our lives, individually and collectively, as necessary.

The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived. ~Robert Jordan

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April 2013 Energy Report

English: Total Lunar eclipse 15 June 2011 in i...The energy of April is all about potential.  This is how I choose to look at the energy of change that is building for the next Uranus square Pluto event on May 21.

What you choose to align with will manifest for you.  The energy of change may take you far outside your comfort zone and drag you so far beyond what you thought your limits were that you find yourself standing smack in the middle of the unknown. Stay centered in what you intend for yourself and watch the world form itself around you in accordance with your intent.  Trust.  Have faith.

The new Moon on April 10 will bring relationship issues to the forefront.  This includes the relationship you have with yourself.  Do you love, value, honor, respect yourself?  Watch for the answer to be reflected back to you through the people in your life this month.  Don’t take it personally.  Use these experiences to adjust your inner compass.

April 12th marks the beginning of a five month Pluto retrograde cycle.  This is a time for looking at our hidden fears and how we use our personal power.

We can also use this retrograde cycle to gain insight and greater awareness about our life purpose.  Ask the question “What am I here to do?” and expect an answer.

April’s energy is building towards the next exact Uranus square Pluto in May. If you’re not feeling the effects of this aspect yet, you will.  There will continue to be personal and collective shifts precipitated by this influence.

I remind you that the themes for the years 2012 to 2015 are destruction and rebirth.  This process of tearing down to the foundation of things is necessary in order to manifest the new vision, the new reality.  Our lessons with this energy are: patience, resilience, and surrender to what is in order to go with the flow in each moment.

I call this the time of the chrysalis.  All that was is no more.  When the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly, its entire body liquefies and then rearranges itself. I believe we are in the midst of a similar process.  I remind myself when things get particularly difficult that I really want to earn my wings.

The full Moon this month brings an eclipse that invites you to take action but in a more cautious, thoughtful way. It is especially potent as it aligns with Mars, Venus, and Saturn.  The eclipse is in Scorpio so that means we have an opportunity to release the old and outworn, including any patterns of behavior that no longer serve us.  The influence of Saturn reminds us of the importance of keeping our commitments to ourselves and others.

There is a great mandate for change this month that is upon us individually and collectively. I would just say to all who are in the midst of it to remember to stay centered. It is a process, so remain flexible. Things can shift on a dime these days. If your direction isn’t clear at this time, ask that it be made so. Do what you know will move you towards your goal, and trust that the next thing to do will become apparent when the timing is right.

Let him who would move the world first move himself. ~Socrates

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What’s Happening Now – April Energy Report Part II

What’s Happening in the Heavens This Month

It feels like it’s time to catch your breath for a minute, and the message that came in Part I spoke to that feeling.  Although we are being given a reprieve for the external heavy lifting, it doesn’t mean we are entirely off the hook, however.

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