Posts Tagged ‘Full Moon’

Timothy Glenn ~ Lunar Explorations

He’s ba-a-a-ck! After his last post rocked many a worldview, Timothy Glenn returns as promised to discuss the moon and its influence. How to introduce this post? Hmmm … here’s what Tim said in his email to me:

“The moon is currently part of our experience. We can learn to deal with it, work around it, or even utilize it without surrendering to its influence. The suggestion here is to exercise vigilance so as to make informed choices. Again we swing back to Carl Gustav Jung: ‘Don’t fight forces, use them.’”

“The only thing you can ever know for sure, is that you can never know anything for sure.”

And with that intro, here’s Timothy Glenn:

 

Lunar Explorations

Let’s explore theories of the origin and nature of the moon. Indigenous peoples and ancient writers have spoken of the time before the Earth had the moon. She was inhabited by humans, who passed on their remembrances of life on Earth when there was no such thing as the moon we now have.

The July 1970 edition of the journal Sputnik featured an article by Russian scientists Mikhail Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov: Continue reading

Timothy Glenn ~ Eclipsing Our Reality

This just in from astrologer, numerologist and author, Timothy Glenn, along with a short note/trigger warning:

 

Eclipsing Our Reality

By Timothy Glenn

We have been hearing lots of hubbub around the subject of the August 2017 eclipses, the opening of the lion’s gate, and especially the anticipated impact of the August 21st total solar eclipse on the United States.

First there will be two warm up exercises. Depending on where you are on the planet, the lunar eclipse will occur at 15 degrees Aquarius on August 7th or 8th. This will be followed by the Perseid meteor shower, which will peak on August 12th. These events will set the stage for the main attraction.

As the meteor shower is ending, Continue reading

Energies, Holidays, Reflections and Heads Ups for December 2016

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I just wanted to give everyone a little heads up for December, since some wonderful things are ramping up on my end. I will have very limited availability the second half of this month, for a variety of happy reasons including, but also in addition to the holidays. If you would like to book one of the December Specials or another kind of session sometime this month, I strongly recommend getting yourself on the calendar sooner rather than later. I will likely not have last minute session flexibility even with working from home.

For Gift Certificates, I normally make a custom PDF certificate that you can then email or print out for your loved one, but again, please do not leave these off until the last minute, as I have a lot of sessions and events already on the books. I want to be able to create the custom PDF for you and your loved ones, but if you leave this off until right before Winter Solstice or Christmas, I cannot guarantee I will have time to get the PDF immediately created for you. Please order by Friday, the 16th to be absolutely certain you’ll have the PDF in hand or in email in time for the holidays.

On December 13th, we’ve got a Full Moon in Gemini, also known as “The Long Nights Moon” or “The Goose Moon.” This will be our final Full Moon of 2016, so if you mark time by cycles of the Moon, then this would be a perfect occasion to reflect upon this past year and whatever has rolled along to completion. What have you achieved? For what do you feel gratitude? What did the intense energies of 2016 reveal in your life?

On December 19th, Mercury goes Retrograde, another cycle that often makes people nervous about communications, contracts and travel plans. I’ve got Mercury all over my natal chart and long ago learned to harness and enjoy the energies of Merc Rx. This link is an old post, with different planetary alignments, but it goes into detail about ways to thrive in Mercury Retrograde. In short, focus on anything that begins with “re”: revise, rework, reconnect, review, release, and I would even add … rejoice! In my own life, so many wonderful things have come to completion during Merc Rx’s that I look at these periods as progress markers and for restructuring — reconsidering and tweaking the old so that a reaffirmed new can reveal itself. Lots of re-‘s!

Winter Solstice/Yule follows Merc Rx, and we’ve got another re: the Return of the Light! As the Darkest Night of the Year passes, the Sun remains still (Sol-stice) for three days and then the longer days begin again. David and I appreciate the Wheel of the Year as a powerful way to move through time, and Winter Solstice always seems particularly eventful for us. We look forward to saying our goodbye’s to this past year’s cycle that included so many changes in our own families.

Winter Solstice 2015 marked David’s daughter’s college graduation and a deeply healing reconnection with old and new people in all our lives.

Mercury went Retrograde in early January 2016, and just as it went direct, my father’s long term battle with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma took a major turn for the worse. He could suddenly no longer tolerate the medication he was convinced had kept him alive. February brought my brother and me to Pennsylvania to help manage our father’s care, and then March included lots of returns and release as my father began his obvious transition beyond the veil.

Family reunions, memorial service, and funeral filled those months, and then I began moving my mother from their home of 30 years into the home my father purchased just two days before he died. I spent several more weeks creating a beautiful haven just for my mom, so that her grief would be tempered by delight in all the new and tailored-just-for-her decorating and feng shui. I then spent May’s Merc Rx returning to Pennsylvania, clearing out and staging the old house, which had its first showing on my birthday. It sold within three weeks, but the final paperwork went through in August’s Merc Rx, which brings us here again the upcoming December Merc Rx.

David’s family went through big transitions in 2015, but 2016 was no slouch for them either! As we celebrate Winter Solstice 2016, we will honor and release all of these things and more, welcoming the Return of the Light after a rich, but deeply challenging and growth filled twelve months.

In more traditional circles, Christmas follows on December 25th for those who celebrate the Christian holidays or just the Westernized version of the original Christmas story. Hanukkah also begins on December 25 this year, with Kwanzaa following on the 26th and the UK Boxing Day. In this action packed December, please accept my apologies if I’ve missed another holiday. There’s plenty of time to celebrate whatever feels relevant and important to you, whether or not anyone else recognizes your moments. I will continue to blog here and there through 2016 until New Year’s Eve, but I just wanted to give readers a heads up on my schedule, as well as the potent energies and opportunities in this month’s mix.

Wishing all of you wonderful holiday and energy blessings!

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Sophia’s Children ~ Energies of Now: Sensitive, Inspired Empath Moon

I would have loved to reblog this, but WordPress has inexplicably removed the reblog function from my toolbar, so I’ll just give the teaser intro here, with a link back to the rest of the article.

And yes, my (Lower) Virgo Rising finds the WordPress glitch rather annoying: “If it ain’t broke …”. But Higher Virgo says, “Relax, you’re teaching a Reiki 1 class today. ‘Just for today, do not be angry; Just for today, do not worry, and be filled with gratitude; Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people.’ Those are the details that matter.” Indeed, Usui, and my inner Pisces say, “Go with the perfect flow: thinner veils! … potent time for the four Reiki Healing Attunements scheduled for tonight. Let’s make the most of these energies!”

Anyone else feeling these or other intense and competing energies will appreciate this post. Thanks and love, Jamie! 🙂

Energies of Now: Sensitive, Inspired Empath Moon

She Who Leads, 1924, by Nicholas Roerich. Nicholas Roerich Museum, New York, NY. www.roerich.org

Heightened sensitivity and discerning focus.

Divine guidance and devoted practice.

Big Love and attentive thought.

Inspired vision and skillful action.

Cosmic Intelligence and Indigenous Soul.

Heavenly Wisdom and Earth Magic.

These are some of the specific themes of this full moon in Pisces with Sun and Jupiter across the wheel in Virgo, which illuminates, fires up, and reflects the alchemy of the Pisces-Virgo polarity … or partnership.

For how to skillfully (Virgo) and gracefully (Pisces) navigate and alchemize with these energies, now and moving forward, read on.

Jaime Meyer ~ Gathering of the Earth Lovers

Thanks to Jaime Meyer for permission to post this part of his recent newsletter, which addresses some of the themes I’ve run into lately in sessions and with loved ones. Jaime looks at cynicism, sacrifice and the sacred, asking us to reach for the feeling and reality beyond the cynicism. Those with sensitive “ears” are hereby warned of some colorful language in the text below. For those of you who’ve ever struggled with doubt or disconnection, I think you’ll find Jaime’s message helpful. Happy Full Moon tomorrow!

Gathering of the Earth Lovers

This Saturday, we gather under a perfect clear sky and the rising full moon for The Gathering of the Earth Lovers. This is year five of a massive drum circle and ceremony of gratitude to our Mother Earth. Please invite all who would like to have fun, drum, dance, and join together for a simple, beautiful ceremony. Please share this on Facebook. Right now about 80 people have told me they are coming. It’s going to be a Wahoo-fest, for sure. Click here for more details.

What About My Indigenous Soul?

by Jaime Meyer

The summer is coming to an end. We don’t want to let go of it. But we must. We are in the exhale of the year’s breath.

In the Celtic shamanic tradition we are moving out of the dancing mythic South and into the West – the direction of dusk, autumn, inner knowing, welcoming of Mystery, letting go, and vision-setting.

I remind you that if you have European ancestry, that phrase, “Celtic shamanic tradition” is part of your indigenous soul that is calling to you right now. That vague melancholy you feel may be your indigenous soul calling out to be remembered.

How do we respond to her sacrifice? In the machine-based industrial world, we have responded by demanding she produce even more for us, and by forcing her with fertilizer – earth steroids – to produce more. This seemed to work for a while when we treated the earth like an 8 year old tyrant might. But we are coming to understand we can’t do this anymore.

How can we respond to the Earth mother’s sacrifice? First and easy: remember the meaning of the word sacrifice. It means “to make sacred.” 

The simplest sacrifice we can make is to stop for a moment – to step out of our ravenous hunger and remember that this moment – every moment – is blessed by the powers that create, sustain and transform us. We swim in miracle. 

This may sound like small act, but shamanism is all about changing patterns below (or beyond) the conscious and rational level, and when we change those energetic patterns, we change our actions which changes the world. Make all of your eating -physical, emotional and spiritual- sacred, and you are going to change this world.

Cynicism is a convenient state of mind that lets me stand on the sidelines and snipe wittily at the screwed up assholes who run the world. Cynicism is an act of powerlessness, and what the assholes want more than anything is your cynicism to own you, so that you keep buying buy more products to mask your grief, which is really what cynicism is about. Cynicism is grief fashionably dressed. Grief is a dirty-kneed, tangle-haired, snot-covered, soul wash. But grief is connected to the raw power of love, which is the life force, and only love will heal your life, and this world. Only love. 

Try this if you want to: The next time you become aware of your own cynical bitching, stop for a moment, and act as if the world is sacred. Ask yourself what is the grief below your bitching. When the grief comes, let it come. And then give it to the Earth mother as an offering. Your grief is pure water for her. Ask for her help, and the help of the raw power of the life force to support you to take action to make real change. Think small and immediate. Cynicism hates it when we think small – it wants to overwhelm us with big powerlessness. 

May the blessings of late summer light be on you, 

and in you, and all around you. 

Jaime

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A Quick Note About this Week’s Energies

I’ve heard from so many people, beginning late last week and through Tuesday, especially this past Monday, who expressed extreme despair, darkness and even horror at things they were learning, Shadows being revealed to them, and a feeling of complete disconnect from any sense of Divinity. Monday seemed to bring the worst of it, hitting many people who usually manage to find the positive in even the direst circumstances. I did my best to field sessions, emails, texts and in person conversations, but it struck me just how intense that period was for a lot of people!

Then, yesterday (Wednesday), I heard from everyone who’d been having such struggles who wanted to share that the negative, oppressive energy had mysteriously lifted and not to worry about them anymore. Like clockwork.

Today, we have a Full Moon in Virgo, which helps with analyzing what stays and what goes, what serves and what harms. We also have powerful, detailed communication opportunities, as well as a chance to ground deeply into the Earth. Virgo is an Earth sign ruled by airy Mercury, so this Full Moon favors expression about the Earth, along with messages to and from the Earth. I don’t have an explanation for why this past weekend and Monday were so incredibly intense for so many people. By contrast, those I know who’ve done a lot of Shadow Work seemed to find all sorts of openings occur right around that same time. I suspect we just experienced a massive cleanse, so if you felt like you were losing it this week, I wanted to share that many others were, too.

Instead of criticizing yourself for the emotions, I’d suggest using the clarity of this Virgo Full Moon to assess what you learned from the recent upheaval. The current energies favor a new found clarity and the lightness that comes from permitting yourself to make a long withheld decision. You don’t need to take immediate action on that decision, but if you’ve recently felt new found clarity after the maelstrom, give yourself permission to enjoy the new calm.

That’s all for today. Happy Full Moon!

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