Friday May 24, 2013
This is a momentous time, and I'm feeling a rush of what I experience as new vibes. Yesterday, I felt the need to take big deep breaths because it was almost overwhelming. It was hard to come down and focus on certain tasks that require more precise thinking. But something about it felt magical, and made me feel optimistic.
I share this now as I see this Full Moon in Sagittarius (and eclipse) as a gateway -- others call it a portal. And it's one that encourages trust in your own understanding. This is evoking jolts of that courage needed from Uranus in the brave sign Aries. You can gain confidence in your own perception and self-sourced wisdom, even as it changes from one moment to the next. This becomes the ground you stand on, in chaotic times....
The polarity to what originates from the Self, is the buffet of life, where everything is buzzing and food for thought. A joyful and noise-making bundle of planets in Gemini at the Full Moon makes it a blast, to entertain new and unusual ideas, and go beyond fixed ideas. The planet Neptune is square to the luminaries -- Sun and Moon -- to turn the picture into an impressionistic one.
The veils and barriers between all of life and each other, as energy forms, becomes permeable with Neptune in Pisces. So at the Sagittarius Full Moon and eclipse, with so many planets in infinitely curious Gemini, we are very impressionable to what's collected -- ideas, images, sounds.
Astrologer and mythologist M. Kelley Hunter puts it this way, "At best, Neptune's mysticism is a communion with the angels. On the other end of the spectrum, it opens a downward spiral into illusion and delusion. A highly sensitive sign, Neptune is like a sponge that soaks up all sorts of vibrations. Vigilance is needed to keep tuned up and tuned in to the finest frequencies."
She goes on, "This Full Moon in Sagittarius can point us to our highest aspirations or blow-up into paranoid fantasies. It brings experiences that severely challenge and dissolve imbedded belief systems. This is a step-up in the frequency level!"
What helps you tune into the "finest frequencies?" I'll begin with what helps me in the comments section.... The Full Moon is late today (May 24th at 9:25 pm Pacific) and after midnight for East coasters (12:11 am EDT); for London, it's 4:25 am Saturday (May 25th). May it be the best kind of gateway for you!
Read about the series of Three Eclipses in May.
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Thursday May 23, 2013
She was curvy and buxom; he tall and nicknamed Slim. She wrote a classic beloved by women, Gifts from the Sea; he was an aviator, the first to fly non-stop from New York to Paris in 1927.
Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh were a Cancer (she) and Aquarius (he) couple who lived public lives (not always by choice.) Only from the inside of a relationship, can you know its true dimensions. But this quote from Anne Morrow Lindbergh is telling, "The only real security is not in owning or possessing, not in demanding or expecting, not in hoping, even. Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was, nor forward to what it might be, but living in the present and accepting it as it is now."
The next is in the love compatibility series is I'm a Cancer in Love with an Aquarius.
See also, Cancer Woman and Aquarius Man.
Wednesday May 22, 2013
The intensely charged atmosphere, one that's highly mercurial (four planets in Gemini) has got me craving a real wordless Wednesday. And the Moon is void of course (until 3:55 pm EDT). That favors reflection, dreaming, trips of the imagination.
A remedy for feeling talked out, and great Moon v/c soundtrack for sensitives and others, is sound healing. Jill Mattson is a healing sound composer and researcher into the music of antiquity, secret societies, and healing. In her newsletter, she writes that Ancient Sumerians had a way of turning a person's birth date into music -- the vibrational essence of the person.
Says Mattson, "Ancient people would sing "their song" to become balanced. They would say their name with love to align their energies. The Sumerians reported that they received this code and methods from the "star people."
She describes how ancient priest-astrologers of Babylon created a circular xylophone -- a Zodiac -- and each sign had a note on the musical scale. "The constellations directly across the circle contained energy that balanced one another. They then "played the stars" to alleviate challenging energy coming from the stars. Thus they used musical fung shui!"
Her main site is Jill's Wings of Light. And to sign up for free mp3s and her newsletter, go to Jill's Healing Music. I just listened to one so beautiful and angelic, it made me cry. And that's a sign that I could use time to integrate and just be.... She recommends having these playing in the background. Says Jill, "Many sound like windchimes...perhaps twinkling stars"
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Tuesday May 21, 2013
Even when there's great love, sometimes one or both young lovers are not ready for it. With Libra and Cancer, I make the analogy of being on thin ice to start. It can be like gliding artfully like a scene out of Ice Castles at first, but then cracks begin to appear!
Libra can quickly find themselves out of their depth emotionally, because, well, they're not designed that way. Fittingly, the subtitle for that 1978 romantic comedy is, "Together, they reached for the impossible." This is for Libras, in love with Crabs....
For more see I'm a Libra, in Love with a Cancer -- Help Me, What Do I Do?!