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Wake Up World ~ New Moon in Scorpio — The Resurrection of Desire

Wake Up World ~ New Moon in Scorpio — The Resurrection of Desire

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23rd October 2014

By Simon Vorster

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

After conquering the wasted lands, the quest of the warrior again commands that we march into a world unknown – the wilderness we call our home.

We are entering Hades’ lair. Don’t be afraid! The new lunar cycle in Scorpio brings with it a powerful cosmic flush in which the process of total inner transmutation is available for us. In order for us to do so we will need to confront the inner core vibration of who we are. We have to dig deep, to the soul level.

Welcome to dark inner landscape of your own soul.

Happy birthday Scorpio!

Understanding the Vibration of Scorpio & Pluto

The vibration of Scorpio is linked with evolution. In nature we observe it as the caterpillar’s metamorphosis into a butterfly – the original form transmuting into a totally different form. This is why Scorpio energy has been labeled as rebirth energy.

When we reach the vibration of Scorpio, we begin to recognize that there is more to the reality than what appears on the surface. Through the human condition, the vibration of Scorpio plays out the role of the deepest psychology of our consciousness. Through intense inquiry into what lies beneath the surface, Scorpio wants to know the bottom line. As we begin delving deeper into the nature of our psyche we become aware of our motivations, intentions obsessions and compulsions. You see, this is actually where our deepest unconscious securities lie; our fixations and attachments to things in our lives, even to life itself.

Scorpio has a dualistic nature of desire to it. On the one hand, through Scorpio we have the desire to evolve and change and on the other hand we have the desire to feel empowered, which comes through experience and knowing, from past experience. However the very thing that empowers us will eventually cause limitations, which in itself is disempowering. This is where the desire to change is born – to evolve past limitations. Old and outdated patterns of behavior cause limitations. These limitations then come up for renewal. An action of involution takes place; letting go as it were. This allows space to be created and for new psychological patterns to be born.

So let´s take a look at the cosmos…

Saturn in Scorpio

The Shadow Self.

This will be the last time for at least another 29 years that the sun will travel through the constellation Scorpio while Saturn is also in Scorpio. This is a very special cycle in terms of our evolution because an entire chapter is coming to a close. With this comes the final awareness of the lessons that are related to the Saturn in Scorpio transit.

For much of the last two years we have been dealing with intense dark truths about the nature of humanity. We have become completely aware of the nonsense that today’s authorities and institutions project into our perception about what is real and what is not – even to the point now where we look at the recent Ebola outbreak as a hoax.

Saturn in Scorpio has been showing us exactly what is happening in the transit of Pluto through Capricorn. It has been giving us a preview, and we certainly became aware of our own individual and collective karma. With this mutual reception we have been greatly aided in ripping down all the outdated definitions and cleaning our perception of our outer world. Along with this came the undoing of the authoritative power we give to the hierarchic structures. Essentially the veil of illusion that governments, institutions, corporations and corporate media has hidden behind has now been removed and the truth is there in plain sight, allowing us to flush out these deep dark distortions that existed within us.

We were also, during this time, becoming aware of our external security patterns and how we placed them in the hands of these authorities. We learnt the biggest spiritual lesson during this transit; total security can only be found from within. What has emerged during this time for humanity is that the year of 2014 has been one in which we have become awake to our own freedom. Our spiritual freedom. We have been learning that we are sovereign spiritual beings of this earth. We have begun recognizing our own authority.

It is time now to establish that personal, inner authority in the world. This is the key to actualizing our desires and becoming awake to them. With this knowledge we are able to make choices to move away from, and stop supporting, these outdated structures one step at a time. This will inevitably lead to their fall.

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Earth Heal – Full Harvest Super Moon: September 8, 2014 ~ Healing

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By Carol Ann Ciocco

If you remember back in July, we embarked on a Triple Supermoon experience. The Full Harvest Moon coming up on September 8, 2014 is the third one of the Trinity. The previous two Supermoons occurred on July 12 and August 10.

Click here to read my previous newsletter on the July Supermoon.

Click here to read my previous newsletter on the August Supermoon.

The Supermoon is a beautiful sight to behold and it also holds powerful energy for emotional clearing. This moon in particular has healing qualities. Scroll down for some information on this, as well a look ahead at the exciting month of October. In October we have an important Eclipse Portal that is cradled within a Mercury Retrograde cycle.

SUPERMOON 3

On September 8, 2014 at  9:38 pm EDT we have the Full Moon with the Sun in Virgo and the Moon in Pisces (16°19′ of each sign).

This Full Moon happens to be a Supermoon. It is the third of three Supermoons in a row this summer: The other two Supermoons occurred on July 12, 2014 and August 10, 2014.

A Supermoon occurs when the Moon is closer to earth than in other months. At these times, the Full Moon can appear as much as 14% larger in the sky and 30% brighter to our eyes than at minimum size and brightness. The visual impact is stunning. Look up!

An extra-close New or Full Moon causes higher-than-usual TIDES. At those times, EarthSky writes:

Our planet is stretched slightly, along a line between the Earth and moon. The body of the Earth is fairly rigid, so it does not stretch much, but the oceans are much more easily moved. Thus the effect piles up water on both side of Earth, and these piles of water – created by the differential gravitational effect – are the tides.

We are hooked into the primal tides of this planet. Our blood and the 77% water within our bodies match the swaying, stretching and pulling of the sea. Full Moons trigger emotions. Supermoons trigger Super emotions. Like the ocean, we are easily moved. Emotions that have ‘piled up’ inside of us may burst out and flood our consciousness.

There is perhaps one particular ‘issue’, emotional turbulence, or difficulty in your life that has played out since July. The roots of this issue go back to repressed fears that were revealed to you (maybe shockingly) in April. This third Supermoon is when this content can be jettisoned into the watery tides.

If you journal, check back to April, July and August. Is there a common thread? Or, simply sit quietly and/or meditate and allow your inner consciousness to show you what is ready for release. This Supermoon can be soothing (Pisces and Virgo are compassionate). The release doesn’t have to be painful. Try to be near water at the time of this Supermoon. Allow the past to wash away. Give it to the ocean.

SUPER HEALING & HARVEST MOON

The September 8 Supermoon is also the Harvest Moon, which happens every year at this time. The Harvest Moon is always the Full Moon nearest to the beginning of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere (i.e. the Autumn Equinox).

The time is ripe. You are harvesting. You are reaping the benefits, acknowledging your new knowledge and wisdom, and celebrating the success, creative expression and spiritual growth that you have created since March. This process will continue up through the Autumn Equinox which occurs on September 23.

You are winnowing. What to let go, what to keep, what to tweak, what to elaborate upon in the next growing cycle. Here, the REVIEW concerns your current goals and how you have achieved them this year. Which projects worked, which didn’t? Did any obstacles impede your path? Who were your allies? How do you feel about your progress? Reminder: be compassionate with yourself!

This Full Harvest Supermoon is also a bringer of HEALING energies. This is because the Moon is in intimate contact with the asteroid Chiron, a powerful shamanic energy that holds the codes for healing our deepest wounds.

You can open up to healing. How? Where to begin? Here’s a clue for all of us: “Pay close attention to who and what stirs up your anger because that’s where the seeds of the personal change you’ve been resisting can be found.” – quote from Guiding Light Astrology

This is a good time to seek out healing practitioners or to practice self-healing. The heightened emotions triggered by the Supermoon will facilitate healing activations through the many modalities available to us: massage, reiki, acupuncture, chiropractic, and any other form of body work.

LOOKING AHEAD: OCTOBER

Things are beginning to heat up (and will stay that way through the end of the year, with a bit of a breather in November). The heat is on because, as the Supermoon Triad closes we move into an ECLIPSE PORTAL with the next Full Moon on October 8, 2014. This Full Moon, though not a Supermoon, is the second of four Total Lunar Eclipses – i.e. a Tetrad series which began in April 2014 and continues through September 2015.

The October 2014 Eclipse Portal gazes into the past, beyond the veil because it is almost perfectly cradled by Mercury Retrograde bookends. Mercury’s backward movement brackets the two eclipses in this Portal, casting a left-brain energy field that throws us out of our routine, allowing fresh input that we usually wouldn’t notice.

Chiron’s shamanic healing presence with the September 8 Supermoon (see previous section) facilitates the healing of ancient wounds and painful issues from the past. This is expounded upon in the October Eclipse Portal as Mercury Retrograde brings the past right up into our face.

Mercury Retrograde will deliver ghosts from the past who will stand at the foot of our beds like Marley in ‘A Christmas Carol’ – beseeching that ‘mankind is our business!’ They might keep us up all night.

Clearing our personal issues frees us up to help others heal from similar wounds. Here is an opportunity to have a radical change in how we live because we are given a glimpse of past choices and reactions to trauma.

A LIFE REVIEW might happen spontaneously during this time (between now and the end of October). Suddenly, sparks and flashes of memories, feelings that you had repressed, forgotten about, buried. Memory is bittersweet, complicated, forgiving and completely malleable. Welcome these orphans who need your care…

Read more: Carol Ann Ciocco’s latest newsletter

Lugnasadh and Lammas

It hasn’t felt much like summer here yet, but today (August 1) is the traditional celebration of Lammas and Lugnasadh. Technically, the actual cross-quarter day occurs on August 7, 2014. With its emphasis on courage and confidence, celebration and somber awareness, and powerful creativity, this video seems appropriate for today’s energies. As always, Laura Daligan and Zoe Hind provide an in depth review of all the multi-layered associations at this point of the Wheel of the Year, including lots of insights for Leo’s.

Kelley Hunter ~ Shelter from the Storm

Happy New Moon! Thanks to Gillian for this one:

Kelley Hunter ~ Shelter from the Storm
New Moon @ 6 Cancer, June 27, 4:08am EDT, 1:08am PDT, 9:08am GMD

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Image: Eve of Hurricane Georges, collage by K Hunter, 1998.

During this Cancer New Moon, we seek shelter and safety during what may feel like a rather stormy, yet exhilarating July. For the next week or so, fireworks ignite in the global transformation process as the Sun moves into the potent Pluto-Uranus Square. We hunker more deeply into our core for this intense, opportune offer of dynamic consciousness awakening. Already this year has been the peak of a rare planetary pattern that brings us to the next level of The Sixties. At moments during this process, like now, we may feel a very sweet, compassionate sensation, as if a divine mother is soothing and guiding us. We are helping each other in many ways as we make our way through these rough waters to safe harbor.

The Sabian Symbols are images that amplify the meaning of each degree of the Zodiac. This New Moon is at 6 degrees of Cancer with this essentially Cancer image:

In Spring, Game Birds Are Feathering Their Nests

Attention to home and hearth, inviting growth and well-being, preparing the ground for the inevitable change of the seasons.

Astrologer Lynda Hill, in her book, The Sabian Symbols as an Oracle, pictures “the desire for security amidst a rather risky situation…in readiness for new beginnings and new life.” She further writes, “Any security might only be temporary. Be careful not to become complacent, and ensure that you aren’t frightened at any sudden surprises or moves.”

These times we live in are relentless, urgent for growth. As the Sun in Cancer moves further into the Uranus-Pluto Square, we may have to relinquish cherished situations, relationships or experiences that we are growing beyond. It is time to stretch out beyond the crab shell that is pinching, tightening, like the womb when it becomes too small to contain the new life ready to be born. As we open to and welcome the new, have faith that it is for the best, we are feather our nests with a level of emotional comfort and stability that we need. We find safety and security blossoming from the inside out.

One of Cancer’s profound lessons is to realize that change is one constant we can count on; there is no holding on to the past. Change = growth in some form, even as we expand beyond limitations of that old shell. A little feng shui is in order to attune our inner space to the emerging energetic fields. The landscape in and around us is changing. Do you feel it? Of course. As we find the note, the tonality that pleases, that feels most resonant, we find our pathway to go with the flow. We rearrange our lives. Be radical. Trust yourself. Remembering, as Edith Wharton wrote, “Life has a way of overgrowing its achievements as well as its ruins.” Too much of a good thing is not good anymore. It is time to let go and move on to greener pastures.

Wisdom planet JUPITER is finishing its enriching year in Cancer. At this New Moon, Jupiter is at a pivotal point, stretching us to fulfill our destiny. It feels like a warm, big hug, giving us a hearty send-off—”Go forth and prosper!” Big Planet Jupiter prepares to move into the creative fires of Leo in mid-July. Let’s see what else Jupiter suggests from its Sabian Symbol of 26 Cancer:

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Home again, we turn to the wisdom of the ages, learning new things and, perhaps, stretching our hearts and minds beyond old belief systems that no longer ring true. We consult with the ancestors. We feel resonance with something greater than ourselves. We share what we know. We offer what we have to give. We find support and comfort in the perennial wisdom of the ages, as we take each step, remaining fully in the present as we move into today’s future. Indeed, with this New Moon cycle, we are moving into a key turning point of 2014, with Jupiter opening expansive opportunities to become more of who we truly are.

RETROGRADE MERCURY reverses its direction in a few days, turning with the calendar month. We had PLENTY (a Jupiter word) of introspective, retrograde reflection and reconsideration all year. Now is the time to move on. The caravans are pulling into formation. The wagon trains are heading west. What is our modern equivalent of the pioneering trails? That’s where we are all going, listening to our “compass rose,” our heart’s directive.

Along with the forward movement of Mercury, the end of June features two other planetary patterns with very different flavors.

MARS directly opposite Uranus on this New Moon can play out in a challenging, potentially nasty power punch leading to sudden breakthroughs, split ups, and outbreaks of revolution or violence. We already see such activity in several global hot spots. We can’t assume we are being told the truth about what is going on amidst hidden negotiations behind the scenes.
No matter. Let’s attend to our clarifying our own energy and how we plan to proceed. I like what Aussie Astrologer Maggie Kerr wrote:

“With change agent Uranus opposite activator Mars in the New Moon planetary mix there can be apparently ‘unexpected’ moves…which are not really so unexpected…you’ve just been putting them off. Remember not to project any confusion or anger at others, as the whole point of this past year has been to become aware of old limiting feelings, clear & release them, dismantle our defenses, and give ourselves permission to trust our feelings in a whole new way.”

A basic life choice is to fear or to love. The results of these extremes are evidently playing out. All year we have been weighing our options in view of fresh possibilities. Something must be done and we can’t do it the old way. We each count. We each make our choices. Bridges are burning behind us, as we reach toward a cosmic beckoning hand. A lovely and loving flow of sensitive, caring energy saturates our feelings, highlighted by some special moments where everything synchronizes beautifully like an uplifting symphony, a prayer, a divine decree.

How do we juggle these two streams in our experience? It likely requires a paradigm shift. It can happen inside any moment. With this New Moon, a strong, incoming creative rush of delight in alternative possibilities gives us the heart and courage to go for the gold.

Baci e abracci— kisses and hugs!
Namaste—I salute the god/goddess in you.
Aloha — The shared spirit within us is in harmony with all that is.
Vaya con Dios — Go with God.
Shanti, Shalom, Dona Nobis Pacem — Peace, peace, grant us peace.

Source: Kelley Hunter June 25 2014

Timothy Glenn Returns to A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic

My good friend Timothy Glenn had a another interview on A Fireside Chat with Zany Mystic (Lance White) back on May 31st, but I didn’t find out far enough ahead of time to post the link to the live show. Here’s the link to the archived interview. I love their chemistry! Two of my very favorite folks. :)

This Is Your Mind on Neptune – Today’s New Moon in Gemini

laurabruno:

As usual, Emily provides an excellent description of today’s energies. Happy New Moon!

Originally posted on virgo magic:

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collage by Emily

Today’s New Moon is super-Neptunian – are you feeling it? Sleepy, spacey, weepy, overwhelmed… Honestly, I’m feeling so freakin’ lazy that I just want to refer you to (or plagiarize from) the post I wrote about last year’s Gemini New Moon, because it’s basically the same deal (well, this New Moon is a little different, but last year’s post is still worth reading or re-reading).

The New Moon (at 7 degrees Gemini) forms an exact square – 90-degree, challenging angle – to Neptune, God/Goddess of the Ocean (at 7 Pisces). The typically light, airy, intellectual, chatty, busy-busy Gemini New Moon instead takes on a Neptunian flavor – watery, deep-feeling, uber-sensitive, imaginative, inward-turning, and potentially escapist, addictive, self-pitying and victimy (shadow Neptune).

Drawing us further into the dreamtime, Neptune is also stationing – standing still in the sky before turning Retrograde on June 9. We’ll continue…

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Feeling through the Limits of Fear, Frustration and Resistance – Approaching the Scorpio Full Moon

laurabruno:

I was just mentioning to two friends how insanely intense the energies feel right now. Clients have been going through major drama, and I kept thinking I myself was largely immune, until I realized that I’ve been experiencing these same things — with our yard! When Laura Bruno starts fantasizing about things like RoundUp, rodent poison and bug spray, you know something’s up. Apparently, it’s the Scorpio Full Moon that’s up. “Overwhelm, pressure, frustration, stagnation and exhaustion.” Yep. That sums up my weeding, squirrel chasing and mosquito swatting adventures the past few days. By contrast, sessions flow so easily, for which I remain grateful. If it stops storming, I’ll plant some holly today, and then … a few days of well earned vacation to visit family. Cheers and smiles amidst the intensity. I always find it much easier to shake things off or move through them when I realize, “Hey, it’s not ALL me. We are stardust, and the stars, planets and other gravitational bodies do indeed have influence. Roll with it.”

Originally posted on virgo magic:

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Scorpio Full Moon, collage by Emily

Holy crap I’ve had to work through some serious resistance to get this post done. I’m guessing I’m not entirely alone in feelings of overwhelm, pressure, frustration, stagnation and exhaustion… all of which seem right in line with the energies building toward Wednesday’s Full Moon (12:16 pm PDT).

The Taurus Solar Eclipse on April 28 planted a seed for a potent new beginning, and now the Scorpio Full Moon lights up the basement of the subconscious, revealing inner blocks to creativity and growth. Where have you lost your power, passion and vitality?  Where are you playing it safe and not playing your edge? What do you need to let go of so you can create what you really want?

Taurus-Scorpio themes amplified at this Full Moon include power, money and resources, intimacy and sexuality (just a few light areas…). Amping up the pressure…

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