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Electra Jung ~ April 2013 Energies

Another guest blog post by Master Astrologer Electra Jung. This forecast is also available on youtube.

April 2013…spring is in the air

April begins with the Sun in fiery Aries connected to expansive and optimistic Jupiter. This provides a pioneering and enterprising spirit which encourages you to develop your original ideas and to pursue your own projects. Opportunities are waiting…

If others cannot commit to grow and expand in new areas…then trust yourself and go it alone… a very Arian trait. Trust yourself and get going. This Aries wants to make things happen and happen now! Successful negotiations in projects and business agreements are favored now wherever you go in your career.

Fire is spontaneous and loves adventure. The energy at the beginning of April is most welcomed by like-minded fire signs of Leo and Sagittarius. This brings a great deal of passionate, sexual desire into relationships although real stability doesn’t settle in until April 2o when Mars enters the more grounded Taurus element.

By April 25 the real test of commitment appears when we have our first partial lunar eclipse Full Moon in Scorpio… more on that later.

The assertive fire energy beginning this month of April may feel too impulsive and rash with the more practical earth-signs like Taurus and Virgo. Even Capricorns will be feeling the push to proceed in to areas out of their “comfy zones” due to the pressure of the Aries planets in challenging aspect to their stoic, traditional need for certainty!

Aries is ruled by Mars…planet of competition, war, and rash behavior leading to accidents. In days of old Mars was the god of war and strife but:

“Metaphysically this planet symbolizes our potency, our ability to motivate ourselves to grow as spiritual beings, and our courage to fight for a higher purpose – something beyond our own self-satisfaction.”

Acts of frustration, impulse and haste work in combination with the Aries planets compounding the impulsive and aggressiveness in the air… so remain aware of your surroundings, pay attention to traffic, make time to get out and enjoy the splendor of spring in all her glory!

Always Loving Life,

Electra Jung
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Electra Jung ~Libra Full Moon – March 27, 2013: Do You Feel the Energy Shifting?

Today we have another guest post from the lovely Electra Jung, Master Astrologer at Since some people may feel like today’s energies require additional support, at the bottom of this post, I’ve included a link to an article by Soren Dreier of Zen-Haven, called “The Void and Swim Soups.” Reminders from that article: “The Soup is: Ego. The Void is: Soul. … We often find ourselves in these voids through life, but they can only be perceived as voids if we somehow have engaged in soul searching, self-development, or in some manner have worked with ourselves on a conscious level. … [S]omehow we know that ‘void state of mind’ to be very healing, and maybe we really don’t know: that we´re home, really home in that void. No desire, no grand ego schemes, no attachment – just the silent pulse of being.”

You might want to keep that in the background as you read Electra’s report:

Electra Jung ~Libra Full Moon – March 27, 2013: Do You Feel the Energy Shifting?

The recent emphasis of 7 planets in Pisces was great for creativity, daydreams and spiritual pursuits… yet very frustrating for real progress in goals and accomplishments…

One important effect of this Piscean influence is that it takes away aspects of your life that you have identified with ­ property, possessions, opinions or relationships. It shows you that your existence does not depend upon being able to hold on to what the Ego Identifies as the Self.

Week after week the structures you counted on for security became uncertain… your job, lifestyle and key relationships were all out of focus…becoming uncertain. Your commitments to projects became overwhelming as fatigue and dis-interest began the introspective, you questioned if this was meant for you… or can there be something better.

As the Piscean energy increased your vibration lifted, bringing emotions to the surface and a desire for more meaningful experiences…a more spiritual life. You may have experienced living in a very different kind of reality…A gradual dawning in your awareness that things are not the same… you have been slowly changing, dissolving.

Now you are at a crossroads in life, in relationships and financial stability…and something’s got to give, something’s got to change… the answers lie within your heart and require a renewed spiritual development, a new understanding of your connection to all of humanity.

Libra Full Moon …Are you ready to find peace and balance in relationships?

We are in for a turning point this Wednesday morning … and the pressure is building… as this Libra Full Moon approaches.

This is the time to complete the circle of experience… with a transformative crisis which brings completion as the Moon reaches fullness opposite the Sun, Venus, Uranus and Mars…All in Aries… creating an insatiable desire for change, intense longing and unpredictable outbursts and behavior of passionate desire.

You have felt for weeks the coming emotional turmoil. New responsibilities have developed; further demands of our time and energy continue to appear just as you seem to have one crisis solved another appears.

Personal relationships are now are up for revitalization and renewal. Hopeless situations which have become painful setbacks are given a chance for a fresh start as Uranus electrifies and clears the air and express yourself more fully, with greater honesty.

The social conditioning of tradition no longer supports your authentic self. The Mars, Uranus combination support action and originality. Uranus quickens the evolutionary patterns and liberates you from restrictive social conditioning and at the same time the Moon opposes the Sun, Uranus, Mars and Venus bringing unique opportunities…and confrontations.

The Moon in Libra is about balance, harmony and creating equilibrium in your life through finding peace and harmony and the avoidance of conflict. Today and the next several days you deal with the issues of potential loss… the loss of support …both financial and emotional by others you once relied upon.

Moon indicates the time to begin an honest evaluation of your own hidden agenda within relationships and to discover where your blocks are preventing a true divine and trusting connection between you and those you love.

Along with this nerve-racking intensity comes Pluto, the God of Darkness and Transformation…

– *Mars square to Pluto* (power, obsession, possession, control). This leads to the immediate sense of emotional turmoil and mistrust. Insecurities are highlighted and low self-esteem issues are brought into direct experience.

“Changes may occur now, but they are more likely to be internal changes. Sometimes this energy relates to dealing with endings, crises, or other transformations in your personal life.”

We are now clearing out old psychological debris…the obsessive search for truth which leads to transition and restructuring of our thoughts and beliefs.

It has been a long and tumultuous path to this point of evolution and there is no turning back. You know this now and you know you can do this. The days ahead will provide the perfect situations to continue your Soul’s growth as your experience everything as the “experiencer” now beginning to master the experience.

Believe in yourself…believe in love and be open to receive. Remember, there is new energy flowing into our lives.

*”The purpose of relationships is not happiness, but transformation.”*

— Andrew Schneider

Another consideration during this Libra Full Moon is the “Cardinal T-square” and the powerful, earth-shaking force behind the line-up. With the Aries planets opposing the Libra Moon and apex Pluto in Capricorn is square the opposition…we have the perfect tension for earthquakes, volcanoes and warfare.

Always Loving Life,

Electra Jung
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[Laura here again: For those of you particularly struggling with the intensity of this Libra Full Moon, you might want to check out Soren Dreier’s article, “The Void … And Swim Soups.” Right on the mark!

Mercury Retrograde 2013

Mercury Retrograde, Full Moon in Virgo … as Doreen Virtue notes:

“INTENSITY is the theme for this week, including intense feelings. The cards [in her weekly oracle card reading] show you making huge changes because of your intense feelings which are pushing you to leave unhealthy situations or behaviors. You start on a positive new path this week, as it is the right time to do so.”

For more on the first Mercury Retrograde of 2013, you might also appreciate my friend, Master Astrologer Electra Jung‘s take on this Mercury Retrograde in Pisces. Intense, intense, intense! Stay grounded, folks!

For some Merc Rx tips from previous times, you might like to read this article as a refresher.

Electra Jung ~ Capricorn New Moon, Aries First Quarter Moon Phase

Today we have a guest blog post from my friend, Electra Jung, of Signs From Above Astrology. I like how Electra shares important information not only on the New Moon, but also on the less frequently discussed Quarter Moon Phase. Judging by things I’m hearing in private sessions, I suspect many blog readers (or in this case, listeners) will resonate with the energies Electra describes. January 18 marks the First Quarter Moon of 2013. Are you ready? Find out how you can be:

Electra Jung: New Moon in Sagittarius

Today we have a guest blog post from my friend, the lovely Electra Jung. Even though we’re a couple days past the New Moon, the energies linger, and we’ve got all sorts of evolutionary steps in progress. I’ll let Electra contextualize things from an astrological perspective:

Electra Jung: New Moon in Sagittarius

A New Moon in Sagittarius is a time of optimism, adventure and the growing belief that everything is happening for a higher purpose.

This Sagittarian Moon indicates new beginnings of self-discovery with an emphasis on cultivating mental and spiritual growth.

As we get to know ourselves as souls, we begin to let go of the self-consciousness of the ego. This Sagittarian journey begins when the wandering “gypsy” becomes the “student “who then becomes the “teacher” leading the direction towards becoming the “spiritual master”.

It’s time to regain your inner faith and confidence as your home life and close relationships demand attention. Relationships right now are the backdrop of our evolutionary changes. There is an intensification in relationships which is directing people to do and create the changes they need to. This lunation provides the dynamic understanding of us through direct experience with life, our motivations, cultural interests and social and environmental connections.

Hibernation leads to self- reflection and reclusive tendencies…yet getting out, traveling, participation with social activists, and general learning and developing an identity through personal experience. This purpose is to make us face ourselves and evolve into higher levels of consciousness. Life continually evolves. We’re always moving into new experiences, which then lead to new possibilities.

The idea here is to bring expansion into every area of life…most critically into your personal sense of self-awareness…who you are, what you know and the knowledge you have gained through a lifetime of experience you now can share with others. Look closely at what you have chosen for yourself. Every experience leads to greater understanding, greater love and a greater fulfillment of destiny at hand.

“Choice is destiny’s soul mate.”
– Sarah Ban Breathnach

Observe where you are and what it took to get here. It’s time to lay the groundwork for the changes that create a turning point. Explore and discover a new belief system, a revised philosophy and world view as the way we have given meaning and purpose to our life no longer works.

Many of you been experiencing life-changing events and radical change in how you live your daily life. The coming weeks provide opportunities to create personal growth rather than disruptive change. This is a time for exploring and discovering and learning something new.

Be prepared for continuing earth-changes as we all have been informed, we have all read about the “end-times” and other apocalyptic events to come. In fact these changes have been occurring for years with increasing intensity. You already are Aware of the coming transition of your energetic frequency…as the earth shifts and transforms we know the same is occurring within our bodies…allow your mind, your heart and your integrity of truth and right-action be your guide.

Solar flares are increasing in intensity, tectonic plates are shifting, earthquakes ( are larger are more powerful across the planet setting off volcanoes waiting to blow, and we live in our own consumer waste through addiction to fossil fuels and chemical conditions.

The true lesson is spiritual awakening and awareness that through life’s struggles you can overcome and will awaken at some point regardless of your circumstances. This Sagittarius New Moon is “the awakening” of our minds and consciousness to see our current reality and continue its “dissolution” as new ways of Being are set in motion.

Always Loving Life,
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Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius 2012 –Electra Jung

Today we have a guest blog post from my friend, the lovely Electra Jung.

Mercury Retrograde in Sagittarius 2012
November 6, 2012 Election Day

Gypsies Tramps and Thieves

Preach a little gospel
Sell a couple bottles of doctor good

Have you been talking, buying, and selling a bill of goods? Re-member your words this retrograde in “talking too much” Sagittarius, for they are destined to come back and haunt you. In fact it may already be too late as there has been a lot of talk and too little action of late… actually no action. The meaning lies within the “no-action” as the atmosphere of emotion becomes dark and brooding when Mercury retrogrades back into Scorpio on the 15th turning direct at 18 Scorpio on the 25th. Resentments are lurking in the shadows and this is the time to clear the air…the Spiritual Air.

Using frankincense, myrrh, rosemary and sage…keep your mental and emotional environment free from your own up and down thinking. Clear the air with forgiveness and practical action. This also means keep a low profile and keep your expenses down in order to find some equilibrium during these retrograde days!

Promises, games and repeat situations can wear you down, so slow down. These are very busy days filled with endless tasks which need prioritizing. How easy it is to get taken advantage of. You know the story: so make a conscious decision not “to play” anymore… Back down, re-evaluate your way of responding, and choose your words carefully this retrograde. Now is the time to review your choices and choose the decisions you make.

“I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don’t want to buy things they don’t need to impress people they dislike.” — Emile Henry Gauvreau

Time to keep your eyes open and keep your wits about you…this is no time for letting your guard down. You may feel that your authority is being challenged or that you want to challenge the authority of someone else simply because things are not going your way… in the usual way that is because these are unusual times.

Although planets are weakened when in apparent retrograde motion and the mental, communication planets Mercury and Jupiter are both retrograde. This transit is further complicated by the exchange of signs or mutual reception between these two… when two planets are in each other’s signs of rulership. Jupiter rules this retrograde Mercury in Sagittarius and travels through Gemini, the sign ruled by Mercury. Both Jupiter and Mercury are weakened by this placement and support a more scattered, mis-informed and mis-understanding of thoughts, ideas and agreements. Caution is needed when entering contracts, take the time for thorough research.

This retrograde Fire energy is rising now with nowhere to go except backwards. As the Inner Journey tells us:

If you are not learning and moving forward, you are unconsciously entrenching older patterns more deeply. You are actually going backwards. So take a few minutes each week to reflect on what matters most in your life.

A positive financial and debt re-view and resolution time, indeed! Take action carefully; re-consider your options…in fact, opt out if you don’t want to find yourself on the defensive. The continuing areas of un-resolved financial issues, shared resources in utility bills, appliance repairs, vehicle insurance, property taxes, appliance breakdowns and where did that number go?

Everything seems to happen all at once and even your friends are difficult to rely upon… so rely on yourself and get done what you can. When a planet goes retrograde it retraces its steps and provides the opportunity to reconsider your options and get things right the best you can. There is no real point in resurrecting the past when we have retrograde Mercury providing the best replay of past drama… as mentioned earlier, the past comes back to haunt you.

Take a deep breath when no one answers the phone, comes up with their share of the bill or you get short-changed by those who feel “entitled”…short changed is better than getting the shaft! Go ahead with plans to re-assess your property, re-finance your house and re-apply for that loan, that credit or that job.

Leave your ego aside as it usually gets in the way and definitely will get in the way over the next 3 weeks. Remember the Art of the Deal or the Lost Art of the Hook? The basic meaning of a retrograde Mercury in its lowest expression is the thief… and more specifically “the pickpocket”

“Pickpocketing is a subtle theft,” says Jay Albenese, a criminologist at Virginia Commonwealth University. “It requires a certain amount of skill, finesse, cleverness, and planning… and the patience to do all that isn’t there” among American young people. This is “a reflection of what’s going on in the wider culture.”

Even the most loyal of citizens realize today that our greatest play on words comes from the political promises and campaign stories of a better, healthier economy …Being outwitted by a pickpocket in a crowded subway car is one thing; being relieved of your savings by an anonymous hacker/banker is quite another.

The higher expression of retrograde Mercury is the Magician… being and able to find Peace and Magic in the midst of change and crises. Knowledge and experience will see you through. Trust yourself as you learn to live in harmony

“Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with it.”– Unknown Source

Always Loving Life,


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Pluto Retrograde, Venus Retrograde Shadow 2012

Today we have another guest blog post from the lovely Electra Jung. This post speaks for itself, so I will keep my comments to a minimum. Let’s just say, I’m feeling and noticing all these things — in myself, in loved ones, in clients, in the world at large. “Humanity is now fully immersed into collective agreements — after all we are in this together — that life must change.” Yep! If you’re feeling it, too, please know that even the heavens support your inner journey.

Awareness begins…again

April 2012

Pluto retrograde, Venus retrograde shadow

Venus’ retrograde shadow April 11.
Become aware of the situations arising and what it is which demands your attention over the next days — whatever it is, you will be working with these energetics on many different levels over the next several months.

The astrological meaning of retrograde Venus is the re-evaluation of a person or situation in your life. This timing represents the changing conditions involving love, attractions, partners and emotions! Especially the more uncertain emotional connections… which may no longer “feel” in a state of balance. This leads to misinterpreting the intentions of others…in love and in partnerships. The time you devote creating relationships with things…with material items, creates an ego-identification with objects. Finally you merge yourself with illusion…dreaming, desiring, and obsessing with some-thing which can never return the emotional investment.

This is the time to reconsider all relationships in terms of their true value before making final commitments. .. and this is only the shadow period! Venus retrograde begins May 15th so the subtle concerns are now taking form in your thoughts and feelings.

Pressure and dis-content encourage you to re-evaluate who and what is meaningful and authentic before continuing into deeper levels. It is the hidden motivations and inhibitions which disguise true expression of love that are now brought to the surface for fuller expression and understanding. During this time there can be a growing distance and withdrawal from close involvements with others as the need to reflect on personal issues of discontent, vague desires and uncertainties. This is the gradual process to spiritualize the expression of love.

The spiritual void becomes a way of life … soul-less and mechanical interactions become the predominant pattern of accepted social exchange. The inauthentic life of Ego projection denies the intimacy of True relationship with all that is — nature herself — your-self. Soul lives through relationship and it is in soul that we find meaning.

“Loneliness is caused by an alienation from life. It is a loneliness from your real self.”

— Maxwell Maltz

We can have meaningful relationships with people, animals and other beings, projects, ideas and ideals. Each moment, we begin to free ourselves from the conditioning of the past and the suffering that it so often brings.

Take awareness to new levels. Experience yourself in the act of being aware. Be aware of awareness itself. To do this, we need to go beyond our old mechanical patterns, compulsions and rejections. We need to uproot the arrogance of ego. Now is the time to change our ways before it is too late for us as a species. It is up to each of us to take responsibility for our actions;

Pluto retrograde April 10: Pluto brings cleansing and transformation. The process of death and rebirth activates the evolution of consciousness.

Higher awareness is conscious of spirit and form working together. We must be conscious and present within before we can tune in to the guidance of our soul. Develop awareness to hear the subtlest whispers of intuition and give attention to your thoughts, feelings and sensations.

We are fast approaching the end of a great cosmic cycle leading to a massive leap in the evolution of human consciousness. This time requires you to remain totally present and accountable for action/ reactions. The illusions of outer events are simply mirroring the divine shift currently expressed as chaos and confusion.

“Rebirth and change are the watchwords of the month as the cosmic work necessary to bring about balance and harmony tears down the barriers and structures physical, mental, emotional, spiritual or etheric – erected to create fear, separation, division, protection and generate differences.” – Rev Angela

With awareness, we are fully involved with life. Awareness is sensing deeply and sensitively for what really is. We can be open and attentive.

Sent from a forecast subscriber:

“As I read through it, customers come in voicing the very problems you are writing about! Their families are alienating them, they find themselves spinning circles and not knowing where to go. They need reassurance that they are here, they are themselves, and they are experiencing these difficulties and finding they have to reinvent themselves yet again to keep pace with the madding world.”

Peace is found in the eye of the storm…the center of your Being and a renewed connection with your Inner voice… it is there…it is here…it is where one always finds the divine…with-in.

Awakening involves the conscious choice to develop yourself spiritually …beginning with introspection, make dietary changes to strengthen your physical body and begin movement in nature as exercise to re-connect with natural elements. Choose to become more enlightened …choose to be a vibration of higher consciousness that permeates into your environment.

Create a vibration that is free from fear and full of love and light. Not only will this state of consciousness help us individually, but it will also affect others around us.

As quantum physicist David Bohm explains, “When matter is investigated, it is revealed as an ocean of energy and light.”

Your physical self… made up of matter… is also considered an ocean of energy and light. Every thought and every word leads to action…moment by moment…directing your life either through an awakened state or by the robotic trance-states of non-being.

Faith and Trust: Believe in yourself, power, and responsibility of free will, and April will be a month in which deep inner realizations surface.

Humanity is now fully immersed into collective agreements — after all we are in this together — that life must change. It is the “change” manifesting within your inner-world. The place where Soul has always resided during this most difficult and tumultuous upheaval: you are the Change.

“The way of the Creative works is through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the great harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.” – I Ching.

Human consciousness

If we remain unaware, we:

– repeat the past,

– remain stuck in relationships,

– live superficial, literal and one dimensional lives,

– lack experiences of love and beauty, and

– have limited connection to others and the universe.

Barbara Marcinak’s Pleiadians have suggested for a very long time that we get away from machine technology as much as possible and start returning to nature. They even go so far as to say that Earth will eventually split into two worlds; one machine world, where people walk around like zombies, totally relying on technology to get through the day, and one world where people get together in communities and help each other out, living with nature and can thus evolve, in our bodies, together with Earth.

Always Loving Life,


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Mercury Retrograde Shadow Period

Today’s post comes in response to a reader question about Mercury Retrograde.

“Hi, thanks for your blog. Please explain how the shadow time differs and affects us vs the actual dates. Do we have to follow the ‘don’t sign, don’t do anything new’ rules during shadow too? Thanks so much”

As I’ve explained before, I’m not an expert astrologer, but I do recognize astrological influence. That’s why I have so many astrology experts as guest bloggers. In a 2011 post about the Shadow of March/April 2011’s Mercury Retrograde, Master Astrologer Electra Jung explains: “During the Shadow phase of Mercury we are catching up with all the weak links in our plans, our lives.” The Shadow of Mercury Retrograde fosters continued inner evaluation, review and healing.

Please note that if you read Electra’s article on my site, her description of that Shadow period is period-specific, in the sense of other planetary influences for that time. The following general guidelines for Shadow periods of Mercury Retrograde come from this in-depth article by Jim Shawvan of Right Place Consulting:

“In my experience, if one has made a sound decision before Mercury Retrograde, there does not seem to be any problem following through with it during the retrograde period. Catching up, filing, and escrows work fine during this time. More — I have seen buyers of real estate make clear decisions in advance about what kind of property they were looking for, and then pick the specific property while Mercury was retrograde. In these cases, the purchases were successful, and the new owners remain happy with their new homes several years later.

“When students of astrology first hear of the effects of Mercury Retrograde, they often jump to the conclusion that everything will be hunky-dory right up to the moment that Mercury starts its apparent backward motion, then everything will be totally dysfunctional for about three weeks, and then as soon as Mercury resumes its normal direct motion everything will again be just peachy. Unfortunately, reality is not that simple.”

More on this topic from Jim Shawvan:

“To reiterate, Mercury enters the “Shadow” of the following retrograde at 23 Pisces 50 on February 26/27, 2012, and then continues moving direct (forward) as far as 6 Aries 47, at which point it makes its retrograde station on March 12. Mercury then appears to go backwards for about three weeks, and makes its direct station at 23 Pisces 50 on April 4. Then its direct (forward) motion takes it past 6 Aries 47 again on April 23, at which time the Shadow Period is over.

“We can think of the entire cycle as: Front-end Shadow, Retrograde, Back-end Shadow. From experience, it is clear that Mercury-ruled matters start to get weird sometime during the Front-end Shadow, and continue to act weird until sometime during the Back-end Shadow.”

I don’t know Jim, but I found his article one of the more in-depth explanations of the Shadow period. In that article, he also includes additional resources for people looking to delve even deeper into astrological phenomena.

Again, I will reiterate that astrology influences but does not necessarily determine outcomes! Learning to recognize the energies and surf supportive ones for various tasks allows you to flow with the rest of the galaxy rather than in opposition to it; however, your own intentions, focus and vibration ultimately carry tremendous influence, too. As Joni Mitchell says, “We are stardust, we are golden, We are billion year old carbon, And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.” When we realize how vast and interconnected we truly are, then instant manifestation and beautiful creation happen naturally. Harmony is your nature. Focus on “harmony,” and you will feel inner nudges to align with the stars and planets, whether or not you consciously know how to read them.

Cancer Full Moon January 2012

Today brings us another guest blog post from the lovely Electra Jung. Having just returned from a massive family reunion and 100th birthday party for my grandmother, I’ve experienced firsthand this energy as it relates to healing family patterns, memories, expectations and relationships. I’ll post some photos from the event once I get them loaded onto my laptop. What a celebration, both individually and collectively! My pilgrimage from Madison, WI to Bethlehem, PA and back underscored my sense of the huge heart-awakening that continues to ripple around this planet. So many shifts in surprising places! May this Full Moon bring each of you the joy and freedom that flow naturally from unconditional love and conscious release of the past. And now, here’s Electra:

Cancer Full Moon January 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012 0:30 AM MST

Healing Family Matters

This Full Moon bridges the signs of Capricorn/Cancer and represents the family areas in need of integration. Family issues relating to the past which remain unresolved require the greatest attention. Current living conditions and career direction are wrapped in frustration as the emotional pull of family drama demands attention during these transitional times. The lunation is powerful in her home place of Cancer and every issue relating to the incessant need to be nurtured, secure and loved within a safe environment are prominent themes.

This is the time when awareness is generated by the opposition of the Moon to the Sun in Capricorn…representing the desire to create a secure foundation through success in the business and professional world. The current planetary emphasis generates a constant effort in maintaining one’s professional position while the demands of integrating the emotional needs for family unity and protection. Both areas require a balanced view through examination of how recent tensions have been building and what the meaning of these experiences now provide. No longer can issues be swept away, ignored or addressed at a later time. Expectations run high and come from every direction…

Perhaps you’re trying to meet the expectations of someone who may be long gone from your life. The critical eyes of a previous judge and jury are vague and meaningless without one’s own personal resurrection of the misunderstood past. Only through addressing fear and self-doubt as conditioning from the past can we now free ourselves from those ties of illusion.

“Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.”

— Nancy Lopez

This full moon in imaginative and protective Cancer provides the time for clarity and transcendence of long ago memories haunting current situations. Especially now you can free yourself from over-magnified problems, once easily handled, yet now causing an over-emotional response.

This dreamy, maternal Cancer Full Moon brings into full awareness that we are the architects of our own neurosis! The current aspects support our return to a spiritual center and a renewed acceptance of self and the perfection in this very moment…this is the Eternal Moment. This Full Moon provides the insight to our personal happiness and power… as we discover the standards which fills our heart with true meaning .

It takes very little outside influence … either through social interaction, mis-understood outside messages…to cause an overreaction! Out of proportion melodrama leads to over-whelm and incapacitation… the inability to take action… so don’t! Although very challenging… now is the time to dis-regard words, comments and upsetting outbursts from others. They only serve to remind you to take a more objective view of the in-coming disruptive behavior. Now is the time to re-pattern your old responses with a choice of “desired outcome” and how to proceed to achieve that outcome… no spontaneous reactions bring success now!

Once you are centered and grounded in confidence and belief in yourself… the necessary action and direction will become known. Until that revelation consider this… sometimes delay is beneficial… As a new sense of objectivity and mental peace settle into a familiar pattern.

This never happens over-night… merely keep in mind that your life is a process of experiences and you… are the Experiencer.

Always Loving Life,


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Gemini Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

Today we have another guest post from the lovely Electra Jung. She discusses the upcoming Gemini Full Moon Lunar Eclipse, along with some important Uranus information. In reading her words, I recognize the shared experience of many clients and friends, even though I seem somehow to be floating through this Mercury Retrograde. Closing my Facebook account at the same time I’ve delved into The Mists of Avalon and continue winterizing our house all seem to have insulated me from much of the prevailing chaos. Instead, I keep sensing such overwhelming freedom, joy, and optimism. I know they’re coming! I see, feel, hear — even smell and taste the shift. No matter how bleak the “news,” I just can’t shake my sense that everything’s gonna be not only OK … but wonderful!!

In the meantime, if you’re feeling a bit off kilter, here’s what’s happening in the sky. Thanks, as always, to Electra for sharing her wisdom and observations with us:

Gemini Full Moon Lunar Eclipse

December 10, 2011 7:36 MST

(and Mercury continues to retrograde!)

Can’t remember anything anymore!

This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the sign of the Twins inwardly represents the conscious mind. Mercury is the ruling planet of this lunation and continues to provide endless mental and emotional overwhelm and lack of focus though its weakened retrograde motion. …we are in a state of confusion! This full moon in the sign of the mental intellectual creates an atmosphere of depression and vulnerability as confidence and outward progress are restricted and worry sets in.

Memory and focus are the challenges to overcome. The awareness of these create chaos as we experience lack in memory, promises made and forgotten — creative thinking is challenged by dullness and lack of originality. The requirements now are for careful observation of your own re-actions toward change and conflict in your daily life.

When was the last time you had so many forgotten commitments, appointments, inability to reach someone who was previously available and on top of it all…why can’t you remember something so important a minute ago? Could you be losing your mind or just getting …dementia?

Full Moons are always about relationship with yourself and the imbalance between your ego and emotions, your will to act or re-act according to the situation at hand. Either personal, professional or spiritual, it is time to balance. The challenging interactions between yourself and others will be given the opportunity for resolution of on-going issues which seem to never reach conclusion.

Endless talking, mindless thinking, along with anxiety and the inability to sleep as you repeatedly forget and remember what direction you were heading…how you wish to express yourself: this difficult time is enhanced by negative, obsessive thinking due to the continuing retrograde of Mercury.

The true nature of a retrograde planet is to turn the energy inward indicating the time for personal retreat …a “time-out” for reflection of past actions, especially spoken words, which have led to current conditions. … and develop awareness of the rational, superficial expression used to communicate without making any real contact.

“All eclipses, whether solar or lunar, have the potential to change your circumstances. Eclipses are expressed through a crisis of some kind, whether it is a real crisis or not, it may feel very real to you. Many times a new beginning involves letting go of something from the past, whether it be a person, a relationship, an object, or a behavior. This is especially true during a lunar eclipse.”

The planetary activity is creating a lot of intense energy. The challenging interactions between yourself and others will be given the opportunity for resolution of on-going issues which seem to never reach conclusion.

The retrograde cycle now reveals the inner-need to reassess our thoughts, emotional needs and words, which have been used to remain detached and protected. This is the time to reconnect with true feelings and restructure the words and communications with others to maintain more nourishing and meaningful relationships.

Previously stated and worth re-mentioning… Full Moons can lead to illuminating insights or painful alienation due to the energetic tendency to “project.” We are to withdraw from the addiction to the continual overload of ideas, news, feedback, connecting to social networks through the modern digital age wireless communication.

From the personal to the collective, we all are faced with the need to build upon experience in some areas of life, while being open to necessary changes in others. This requires awareness. To be aware, we must stop and pay attention objectively watch ourselves in action.

Uranus stations direct

Today as Uranus re-directs at the powerful Solstice degree we will see everything accelerate. We will collectively discover our character and humanity as we face changes and continuing crises.

Most of us will resist change but change is coming never-the-less. A traditional meaning of this transit is “out with the old, in with the new”.

“You can live a lifetime and, at the end of it, know more about other people than you know about yourself.” — Beryl Markham

Uranus direct encourages a de-conditioning of ingrained social patterns and conditioning. It is now the time to become more aware of authentic selves and express unique and previously repressed originality.

We live most of our lives by habit. These habits keep us stuck in patterns that limit our experience of life. Once we detect a pattern we were previously unconscious of, we can choose differently, if we want. With awareness comes choice and with choice, we gain freedom.

[A note from Laura: Uranus is the planet that rules the zodiac sign of Aquarius. As in the Age of Aquarius. My friend Tim Glenn calls Uranus “the cosmic weirdo.” Expect some wild, weird stuff. Embrace unconventional solutions when they arrive, and please don’t be afraid to claim your freedom. 🙂 Happy Full Moon Lunar Eclipse! Thanks again to Electra for this post. To read more from her, please click here.]