Monthly *Solar* Guidance
As the Sun moves in to Libra, it activates the Annual Check-In with your Individual Balance & Personal Relationships. Are you healthy and are your relationships reciprocal? This is also the Annual *Harvest* ~ what have you created this year? What will sustain you going forward? What needs to be cleared away? On a personal level, Libra/Other yields the *harvest* of your Aries/Self-Work (on multiple levels) and is particularly potent for the *Cardinal* Family ... LIBRA *Initiation* ~ ARIES *Integration* ~ CANCER/ CAPRICORN *Test/Growth*. This is true every year for folks with this energy activated in their charts, because they fall at the Seasonal shift, but with the continued influx of energies from Pluto in Capricorn (2008-2024), Uranus in Aries (2010-2018) and North Node in Libra (Feb 2014-Nov 2015) ~ it makes the Social/Collective evolution very personal for one and all.
This month’s Libra/Aries energy supports the decisions & choices, which are a result of last month’s Virgo/Pisces work of “assessing your strengths & weaknesses” and:
~ Re-committing to balancing your soul-work (Pisces) with your daily work (Virgo)
~ Allowing the fragmented aspects (Virgo) of life to come in to a cohesive whole (Pisces)
~ Focusing on the little things (Virgo) that make the grand vision (of your life) work (Pisces)
~ What did you discover? What are the results of your assessments?
~ What will restore Libra-Balance within and around you?
~ What needs to be cleared/released for your Aries-Identity to go to the next level and complete your Individual mission by Spring 2015? Use the added support of the Seasonal shift to do your personal work. Change is happening anyway, and postponing choices & decisions will only create more labor & cost down the road. Pay NOW … or pay double later.
This *Sacred Season* is About:
--Gather & Harvest ~ Assess what you've produced/accomplished in the last 6-9mo
--Evaluate & Rectify ~ Assess what worked and what did not work
--Balance & Integrate ~ Assess what you need to do/have/be more or less of going forward
--Pause for the Cause~Transition times are times to be still, tune in & prepare for new season
*Fall* Equinox gives you the opportunity to reflect on what needs to be assessed & released to prepare you for the final Sacred Season, *SCORPIO* Gate of Power/Access the Ancestors.
--Release all toxic relationships, burdens or obligations
--Release all people & circumstances which have completed their purpose
--Release all imbalance within Self, as well as with those you interact with
--Release all additional weight you may be carrying (physical, emotional etc)
--Assess the value & Assign the priority of your current resources
--Assess the value & Assign the priority of your current community
--Assess the value & Assign the priority of your current relationships
--Assess the value & Assign the priority of art, creativity & cultivation of beauty
Monthly *Lunar* Guidance
Let me just say again, how organically the Divinations came together. Last month we had all Father Elements + one Mother and this month, we have all Brother Elements + one Sister! It seems we must first address our authority issues and then we can deal with our peer & partner issues. Post 2012, we are all re-learning how to relate, and now rather than just our own families or neighborhoods, we all live in a 'global community'. I once used the example of my Irish Catholic Nana, who had 10 kids in 12 years. When you have 1-2 kids, the rules & guidelines are such 'n such, then you have 3-4 kids the rules change, 5-6 kids they change again and to have this exponential growth in such a short period is essentially what we are experiencing with our global families. It's a LOT - on micro & macro levels. The Aries/Libra Eclipses (we are now at #3 of 6) are actually right on time to assist with course corrections, turning points & the crossroads of old & new patterns, when we must all make individual decisions, while taking into consideration the whole family& community.
Your frame of reference for gauging your own personal cycles & patterns are the years: 2004-06 and 1995-97. Fast-forward to now and consider: Oct 2013 ~ April 2014 ~ now, Oct 2014. Are you facing similar independence vs relationship issues? The idea is that cycles repeat, while YOU and the energetic support around you, changes. So every 9-10 years (which in & of itself is a complete cycle) we get a chance to address these particular aspects of life. We go through changes for about 3-years (a typical Eclipse Season) and then things settle into a natural rhythm. Hopefully, as you get to know your Self better, you make better choices & decisions at each go-round. Now, it is just time to *Spiral UP* to your Next Level of your basic Fundamentals in Life: Home vs Work and Self vs Other. We are all 4 - we need all 4 - and when all 4 are balanced & integrated, the rest of Life flows in beautiful, unique ways & stabilizes all.
The above is the big picture/general overview, now come back in to Individual/Here & Now Mode - this month brings the Aries Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse (10/8) which is where the current self-work is. We are going to 'break to realign' our personal patterns around desire & purpose to the tune of 10 and 20 years. (Think in 5-yr increments if you have to because those would've been active periods with lots of clues.) But first ...
The Libra New Moon (9/24) brings in another round of the Cardinal Cross, pushing us to make personal/internal connections, as well as universal/external decisions. This reminds us that, anytime the Moon is in Aries/Libra or Cancer/Capricorn, it is directly engaging Pluto (Capricorn), North Node (Libra) & Uranus (Aries) automatically. This happens for a couple of days, 3-times a month, but when New/Full Moon falls in these Signs we have greater access to co-creating and weaving in our individual desires. Then you add the current Aries/Libra Eclipses to the equation and change is definitely the name of the game. The last time we experienced Aries/Libra Eclipses was with an Aries North Node in 2004-2006 and before that, 1995-1997, with a Libra North Node (coming full circle again Feb 2014 - Nov 2015). Since we are finishing up the Scorpio/Taurus Eclipses (on 10/23), which activated a new level of power to create and sustain life, we are learning more and more about this new level of power. That, along with your individual changes, is likely to rattle the cages of your current relationships (private or public) by reflecting what is no longer sustainable, nor desirable.
Libra New Moon is all about setting new intentions around conscious equal partnership, whether public or private, short-term or long-term, balance is the key. Our Guidance suggests that to honor the month of The Scales, we must weigh our personal progress against our obvious manifestations in relationships (for better or worse). It's time to assess the strength & value of each one (one-by-one) and what kind of time, energy & resources you have and are willing to invest further with this person, situation or agreement. Soulful kinship and a sense of belonging is vital for most humans and this year, we will cultivate that more than ever. We can renegotiate as we go, at regular intervals. We can be part of something without being burdened by it. We can have soulful connections without losing ourselves. We can still love each other even if/when we do not agree. It's time to define your individual terms and start renegotiating with those who matter.
The Capricorn First Qtr Moon (10/1) brings the focus to how well your Internal Reality 'matches' your External Reality and vice versa. The more OUT of alignment they are, the more challenging and intense this month will be. The more IN alignment they are, then more options become available. It's time to release the non-essential and focus on your true goals. The First Qtr Moon always brings some action and if you have done all the work up to now, Capricorn will reward you with the energy and stamina to ground something crucial to your foundation. As you get more rhythm in your new identity, your home base, foundation and personal structure has to adjust to support you at this new level too.
The Guidance speaks to simple, yet potent steps you can take at this time to stabilize your foundation. You have cultivated endurance and persevered through monumental clearings, all of which indicates you are ready to start taking more responsibility for your Self and the condition of your life. There's no more postponing decisions or avoiding due diligence and some things may take longer, but they'll also last longer too!
The Aries Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse (10/8) is driving home the message that an aspect of Self must be released, and with gratitude because it has served you well for 10-20 years. You have since evolved and certain things just don't 'fit' the way they used to. This is an unprecedented opportunity to release darkness (anger, bitterness, regrets, fear etc) from the depths of your Being. These are energetic blockages buried deep in the subconscious realms that undermine your goals and dreams in the conscious realms. The energy of the Eclipse can facilitate the perfect 'break to realign' (customized for each individual). It is your sense of Self that is being activated (and upgraded), so naturally, it is revealing all the ways you are no longer that Old "Self". There is nothing to "do" really, except stay focused on the Light, count your blessings and clear space for the New YOU (literally and figuratively) to come up & out to play!
We are actually finishing the Scorpio/Taurus Eclipse season, so keep in mind we are stepping into new power and creating a new garden that supplies and supports all that nourishes us, in this new realm, at this new level of consciousness. It's all NEW! Pace yourself as you learn about power in a whole new way. Things we've only dreamed about or thought to be "magical" are becoming a daily occurrence.Recognize how instantly your thoughts manifest. Strengthen the positive thoughts/visions and make any corrections to the negative ones immediately, lest you create more clean-up than is necessary. That said, for all the "new power" we are learning about, this week's Aries Full Moon Lunar Eclipse (in addition to Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio/Libra) is about releasing all that is no longer part of your identity, who you are or what you want in both your personal/intimate relationships, as well as your public/family/community relationships. You will not be able to stay the same old person you were and use the new power effectively. In addition to that, you will not be able to relate to others (Libra) the same old ways either. There is potency in coming together with others (now/this quarter/Sept-Dec 2014) and the cleaner the connection, the better the ultimate creation.
Let's consciously use the interruption in the electro-magnetic field that Eclipses afford us to "reboot" how our internal and external systems work, communicate and actually serve our intentions. This is an alignment of the Earth, Sun & Moon, the three entities that most influence our daily rhythm and Earthly existence. This "interruption" is completely NATURAL and happens on a regular basis, every 6-months, so there is nothing to fear. Mercury Retro (10/4 - 10/25) can also help you recognize how your thinking and perceptions influence your choices. In Scorpio, it gives you a chance for a deep purification (of your subconscious mind); and in Libra, it gives you a chance to recalibrate balance within and reciprocity with others. It is truly time to surrender the past, the old & the outdated, in our thinking as well as our actions. Stay present and alert, but also relaxed, so you can better allow your Heart to follow the Universe's lead!
The Cancer Last Qtr Moon (10/15) is going to show us where we'd rather "lose a limb" than "let go" but ultimately, "let go" we must. Emotions are running high, security issues are UP, no doubt, but a primary question this week/month remains: What *feeds* you? On all levels, you take in fuel/nutrient, and you use that in all that you do, create and share with the world. What is your primary source of fuel/nutrient? Cancer energy reminds that you need only process the actual *nutrient*, and you are encouraged to release the *waste*, with some "regularity". It never "ends" as it is a natural process of being alive, we process what we can & release the rest. (Holding onto too much or too long, can become toxic to your system.)
Also 'in the air' is support for finding your Soul family or tribe, that circle of human support that honors your individual light and unique spirit. We can create NEW terms & definitions of 'fulfillment & nourishment' going forward. No matter who you are, where you live or what your circumstance is, we are all experiencing a surge in feelings, emotions, intuitions and a deep inner knowing that is directly linked to the heart. We have to practice with our inner compass (heart) as well as develop our individual boundaries (aura), and all at this new earthly frequency, as well as new level of human awareness. If you have grounded your sense of Self & Self Worth, then attracting authentic support from others will come naturally. You have a solid foundation that you have cultivated over time that supports you now. Claim it! If you have not been able to ground this new sense of Self & Self Worth, then all of these energies & activations will help you clarify within, move things around without (around you) and make space for that new sense of Self to feel in to its new space, new levels, new borders & boundaries, new neighbors. Ease in.
Libra time (Sept-Oct) brings the annual *personal* report cards, according to some. I feel like that isn't really until Scorpio but the theory is that we do all our personal/individual work Aries-thru-Virgo, and then we magnetize in Libra/Scorpio/Sag, the people & outer support that matches the inner work we've done, so that with Capricorn/Aquarius/Pisces, we can play in the world and make our unique contributions. No matter how you look at it, Libra time (Oct/Nov) is always about establishing *balance* between our inner & outer selves, personal work & community work and self & other. Who are you and what do you want within the context of your primary relationships? The 'old way' is not supported, but being the New You and relating to others in New Ways IS supported! Just practice ; -) there is no perfection!
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