The Astrology and Psychology of Jim Morrison

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“GET THAT COMB AWAY FROM ME!” Jim Morrison once exclaimed. The front-man of The Doors was not to be groomed, harnessed, or told what to do. And good thing, for our sake: When great but gooey songs like “I’m a Believer,” “Happy Together,” and “Penny Lane” were topping the charts, Jim really did “break on through to the other side” with dangerous music that spoke to dangerous times.

Vietnam-War bloodshed was surging in 1967, while 159 race riots had erupted across the nation. As youth was breaking away from the establishment and embracing hedonism, revolt and chaos, Jim Morrison echoed the protest of the nation. Unafraid to epitomize the zeitgeist of the times, he was able to broaden our perspective beyond it: “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite,” William Blake (another Sagittarius) wrote, inspiring Morrison’s name of The Doors. In looking at just a few aspects of Jim Morrison’s astrological chart, we gain a deeper understanding of why he was able to do what he did so well.

Rider on the Storm
Sun in Sagittarius
Like a lot of fire signs, Jim had a penchant for alcohol. Sagittarius, especially, with Jupiter being its ruler, doesn’t always know when to get off the bus: “more” is its mantra and it can be extremely prone to excess. Alcohol and Sagittarius tend to go very well together due to the Sagittarian plight: thinking too much, for when you think too much you lose choice. By drinking alcoholically, Jim was able to shut off his brain and express himself more fully—it’s been said that he loved not being in control.

Like every curse, Morrison’s strong Sagittarian intellect was also a gift. Despite his legendary antics as a youngster, he was highly well read and, per his teachers, an extremely intelligent student. When most kids upon graduating high school wanted a car, he requested from his parents The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche. Jim, in fact, wanted to be perceived as a philosopher, a common archetype associated with the sign of Sagittarius.

When You’re Strange
Aquarius Rising
Aquarius is the rebel of the zodiac. They love to shock. Teachers recount his “puzzling,” “startling,” “unusual” ideas. He and his friends would cut out clippings of the funnies and paste Dennis the Menace and Charlie Brown in fowl configurations with vulgar dialogue. Friends say that as an adolescent Jim had an obsession with sex and defecation. Anything to shock.

Anti-authoritarian, Aquarius really likes pushing the limits, irrespective of consequences. At the beginning of his career, when The Doors got a regular gig at the Whiskey a Go Go on Sunset Strip, he made an Oedipal reference in his song “The End,” which got him fired. He even said the line, “Mother, I want to f*** you,” while his mother was sitting in the front row of the audience. They didn’t speak after that.

And of course there was The Ed Sullivan Show in 1967. He and his band were asked to change the Light My Fire lyric from “Girl, we couldn’t get much higher,” to “Girl, we couldn’t get much better.” The band agreed, but when they went live, Jim sang the original lyric. They were supposed to have six more coveted spots on the Sullivan show, but they were never asked back. It was this moment in time — defying the stuffy, stone-faced Ed Sullivan — that helped define Jim Morrison and what he stood for.

This is the End
Saturn Retrograde
Saturn rules discipline, structure, order, and the father. When Saturn is retrograde in one’s chart, the native must carve out for himself a path: Usually the father is absent on some level, or just doesn’t understand the best life trajectory for the child. After completing undergrad at UCLA and failing to get a job, he wrote his father of his new plans to start a band with some guys he had met. Mr. Morrison wrote back, calling his plans “a crock” and rebuking him for throwing away four years of college when he had “no musical skills.” Jim did not take kindly to criticism. He never wrote him again. Later, after Mr. Morrison heard Jim’s debut album, he told Jim in a letter “to give up any idea of singing or any connection with a music group because of what I consider to be a complete lack of talent in this direction.” If it wasn’t for Saturn Retrograde — i.e., his father’s limited vision — perhaps Jim wouldn’t have had a reason to succeed.

Growing up, Jim’s parents were strict. His father’s punishment style for his children was to “dress them down,” a military phrase/tactic which involves telling the child what they had done wrong repeatedly until he was all out of tears. Per Jim’s younger brother, Jim never broke down. A case could be made that having to sublimate his emotions made Jim callous and unfeeling, as it’s been said that he liked to torment people.

Love me two times / I’m goin’ away
Chart Ruler (Uranus) in the 4th House
Since Jim was an Aquarius rising, his ruling planet was Uranus. To understand more about him, we can note that his Uranus is in Gemini and in the Fourth House. The Fourth House is often called “The House of Home and Family.” Though his Fourth House is ruled by Taurus, with iconoclastic Uranus in the Fourth, the native is likely to break away from the home, and it’s clear that’s what he did: When his first album came out and they had to write his bio, Jim told the writer that his family was dead. He told other people this, too.

The Fourth House relates to home and family, yes, but it’s really the house of emotional security; it’s where we go to collapse, feel safe and nurtured. With rebellious, unpredictable, detached Uranus in his Fourth, it’s possible Jim made himself feel safe by ejecting himself out of situations. This could have been a defense mechanism, as to avoid being ejected by someone else: Growing up, Jim’s father was in the military, so they had to move around a lot due to his father’s assignments. Having to move a lot unpredictably must have been difficult for Jim who had stability-loving Taurus moon and fixed Aquarius as his rising. In such a situation, one might become the monster of unpredictability himself, in order to survive and sustain.

I’m going to love you / Till the stars fall from the sky
Taurus Moon
If you listen to Morrison’s slower songs or even listen to his voice in interviews, you’ll notice he has an incredibly soothing, melodious voice, one you’d think could only come forth from a secure, comfortable place. “Secure and comfortable” doesn’t describe Morrison on the surface, but one’s moon depicts one’s most vulnerable and hidden aspects; it also shows their needs. Taurus rules music and the voice, which may account for Jim’s gifts. Additionally, Taurus is an earth sign, very connected to the body. Taurus rules the senses, thus his hedonism may be attributable to his moon.

But what Taurus is known for — more than their stubbornness, musicality or appetite — is their loyalty. Jim considered Pam his cosmic mate. Their charts together have “past life connection” written all over them, and their charts together go quite well. Jim was able to have his Taurus moon fed by loving Pam, and having her as a stable presence in his life. Sure, there were lots of fights and infidelity. One time, in fact, Jim set fire to the room she had locked herself in. But they always got back together. They profoundly loved each other. Pam probably gave Jim a love so strong that he could feel it in every fiber of his being, literally in his body. Grounded. Rich. True.

Yes, The River Knows
Taurus Moon Square Pluto
Jim’s Taurus moon makes an awkward square (90 degree angle) to deep Pluto. This often makes the native emotionally intense, prone to dark emotions and self-destructive behaviors. Emotional reactions come from a hidden place (Pluto), which makes self-control difficult. Plutonian pain is often related to past emotional trauma.

When Pluto connects with the Moon, taboo sexual behavior can be expressed, which may be why Jim’s six arrests include lewd lascivious behavior and indecency. It also may also explain Jim’s apparent interest in the story of Oedipal, which he referenced at Whiskey a Go Go when his mother was in the audience, sitting in the front row: “Father, ‘yes son’, I want to kill you. Mother, I want to, f*** you all night long.” The song (The End) having once been about saying goodbye to an old girlfriend, was now given new meaning. The Doors’ drummer John Densmore explained that Jim was being symbolic: killing the father was killing all those things that are instilled and not one’s real self; sleeping with the mother meant getting back to the essence, what is reality, nature.

It’s interesting. Perhaps Jim knew that the Oedipal story, like all stories, are not about others, but about the battles we wage with ourselves. Perhaps he hoped to convey that when we clean up our perceptions and return to the home within, that we too will see ourselves as infinite as we really are.

New Moon in Sagittarius: Something Just Like This

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Something just like…what?! That’s the question for the Sagittarius New Moon we have on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at 2:20am EST. New Moons are great for attracting new things into your life. When you want to manifest something, it helps to identify a target — “I want something just like this!” Note that it’s not “I want this;” it’s “something just like this.” For instance, instead of telling the universe you want that specific house, person, job, etc., ask for something reminiscent of it. Ask for something that makes you feel the way you feel when you think of the target. What you’re looking to do is identify and familiarize yourself with the feeling you want, which will allow the universe to match it for you in the most compatible way. One of the coolest things is when the universe brings you something you didn’t even know you needed.

Each moon cycle comes with astrological aspects that can be leveraged for best effect. This New Moon connects with action-oriented Mars and spiritual Neptune, both in nebulous Pisces via a square aspect (a 90 degree angle). Pisces’ key phrase is “I believe.” Believe in what you imagine (Neptune) and prove that you believe it through action (Mars). Strong belief backed by strong action is the winning formula. When it comes to what actions to take to achieve your aims, create a plan but be flexible if you get inspired to do something else. Always follow your highest excitement, as that’s your higher self giving you the path of least resistance for swifter manifestations.

Sagittarius is all about aspiration. Look for inspiration. Look for things, that when you see them make you say, “Yes, something just like this!” Things that get you excited. Latch on to those things because they make you feel good, as how you feel broadcasts a signal to which the universe responds.

To see what area in your life will be activated by the New Moon in Sagittarius — where you may find “something just like this” that you can manifest — check where 15 degrees of Sagittarius is in your astrological chart. Likewise, read your sign and/or rising sign below.

Aries: The Sagittarius New Moon will transit your Ninth House of Expansion. This is the time to allow your spirit to soar across the universe! You are likely to have “itchy feet,” craving something fresh, new and unfamiliar for a reboot. During this time, you’ll want to identity with life itself — perhaps by being larger than it! One way to do this is to publish, broadcast or somehow share your perspective with the world, so you can experience your presence everywhere. With the world having access to you, by reading your work or hearing you speak, for instance, you experience yourself as the world — truly infinite. Another way you can use this transit is to literally go across the world, by planning a trip to a far-off place that’s unfamiliar. Additionally, you can experience expansion by broadening your horizons right where you are: reading new literature or experiencing new art can transport you to a different world, just as learning philosophy and developing your spirituality can really widen your perspective. Consider what you want to experience this month, as well as how you’d like the world to experience you. Gift yourself a sense of limitlessness now, and you’ll be poised to go far and wide in 2019.

Taurus: The New Moon in Sagittarius will transit your Eighth House of Rebirth. The only constant in the universe is change. Change, therefore, is stability, and that’s what this transit for you is about this month. Do you want a brand new life? Or just some minor changes to the one you have now? In any case, the point of this transit is empowerment through transformation. Often, such a transit relates to boundaries: which ones will you set and which ones will you dissolve. Make the decision based on how you feel: if your resources combined with someone or something else empowers you, stay; if your joint resources with someone or something else disempowers you, leave. Or maybe there’s just adjustments needed with some lines drawn in sand. In any case, you can expect change this month. Often an 8th House transit is about having to let go of what we have so that we can have more. What might you release to make room for your heart’s deepest fulfillment? As you seek this answer, stay in your gratitude, stay in flow, be flexible and gentle with yourself. Give yourself permission to let go and realize that what you don’t know could be better than what you do. Everything and anything can be yours so long as there’s enough room for it to enter.

Gemini: The New Moon in Sagittarius will transit your Seventh House of Partnerships. This month, you’ll have a great opportunity to strengthen the partnerships you’re in, or find some new ones that will help make you stronger. Whether you want empowering personal or professional partners now, the universe is queued up to deliver, waiting for you to be ready. Over Mercury’s retrograde for the past few weeks, you may have had some glitches in communication, which had you scratching your head about your level of fulfillment. Now that Mercury is direct, you’re given the green light to make things right: Have those important talks that will allow your relationships to flourish; mend fences if you feel a partnership is salvageable and worth another go. If you want to attract into your life personal and professional partners who really suit you, make a list of all the qualities you want, and start your search! Additionally, some great strides can be made with this transit if you spend some time in the shoes of others in your life: Consider what they need and how you can help. Focusing on the energy you’re bringing to any relationship is the best way to empower the union.

Cancer: The New Moon in Sagittarius will transit your Sixth House of Lifestyle. Welcome to your life, Cancer! This transit is typically about “health” and “work” — what we do day in and day out. With the New Moon transiting this area of your chart, you’re in the perfect position to really improve your daily goings-on. If it’s a new job you think would make life easier, consider what would make you happy and take action over the next two weeks. If your current job could use some changes, implementing those now is also likely to be successful. Additionally, you may want to direct your attention to how you feel physically, using the new moon’s energy for more vitality and better health. This transit is ideal for starting a new exercise routine and/or diet so you feel as perfect as possible. Essentially, you can use this month to get your life running like a well-oiled machine. Figure out the combination of things that would make you well and happy: What work would you do, how would your body feel, what recreational activities would restore your spirit on regular basis? With the right balance of things in place, you’ll find everything supports everything else. A game-night with friends on Wednesday, for instance, can lead to a magnificent Thursday at work; a great morning workout can give you the mental sharpness you need for a presentation, etc. Everything is all connected, so start implementing into your day-to-day those things that make your heart happy.

Leo: The New Moon in Sagittarius will transit your Fifth House of Pleasure! This is the house that rules your sign, Leo, encapsulating everything you really love: romance, good times, creative endeavors and children if you have any. Over the next few weeks, you’ll likely feel really creative and ready to laugh and have fun. What will make your heart happy, Leo? Your heart is your superpower, and the more steps you take to make it feel good, the better everything will be. Once you have an idea of what will make you feel ecstatic, go out and get it! Mercury is now direct and the next two weeks are perfect for manifesting love, romance, good times, and whatever else brings a smile across your face. Over the past several months we’ve had lots of retrogrades that may have put a damper on your plans. Now that those planets that affect us most personally (Mars, Venus, Mercury) are direct, you’ll likely find a light at the end of the tunnel — and that light is of course YOU. Shine, shine, shine!

Virgo: The New Moon in Sagittarius will transit your Fourth House of Home and Family. Now’s the time to find your “happy place” inside yourself. Though this transit can pertain to your actual home and family, your true “home” you take around with you wherever you go. Thus, take some time to rest and nest over the next two weeks, really nurturing yourself. Once you feel good, consider what might make you feel even more comfy and cozy: Is it a new home or simply a new comforter and pillows? Do you want to deepen your connections with friends and family, or find some new people with whom you can relate? Every relationship you have starts with the relationship you have with yourself, so start there! Soothe yourself and find your inner peace, and everything else will fall into place. Further, when it comes to “security,” a relevant topic during this transit, realize that insecure feelings are about the fear of collapse. You can’t get true security from money or a job; there are plenty of rich and gainfully employed people who are insecure. High energy brings security, for when you have high energy, there’s no fear of collapse. Thus, do whatever you can to rest, exercise and eat right so you can express your highest energy which will remind you that you weren’t built to break.

Libra: The New Moon in Sagittarius will transit your Third House of Communication. Now that Mercury is direct, communications across the board should run much more smoothly. It will be especially busy for you, though, with work stuff and festivities! Do what you can to feel certain situations out: If attending an event feels like a bad idea, it probably is. Likewise, since communications will be aplenty, allow yourself to differentiate between what deserves your time and attention and what does not. Communications can also be made more efficient during this time: be clear with what you say and make sure people are clear with you; you can really strengthen your communication skills and develop a better rapport with others. Remember, the most important person you communicate with is yourself, so make sure you’re focusing your thoughts on what you want more than what you do not! Further, make sure your self-talk is empowering, as the way you talk to yourself is what the universe hears and helps determine your lot in life. Make your inner voice your most supportive, inspiring friend ever, and you’ll experience more abundance this holiday season and in the new year.

Scorpio: The New Moon in Sagittarius will transit your Second House of Self-Worth and Finance. This is the perfect transit to create more abundance in your life. Abundance is a flow. To achieve physical evidence of the abundance in your life, keep your energy flowing. You Scorpios have a leg up when it comes to creating wealth. That’s because your planetary ruler, Pluto, is the god of wealth. By keeping your feet firmly on the ground (being practical, taking actionable steps toward abundance) you naturally tap into all of the riches that are beneath the earth’s surface (gold, diamonds, minerals). The trick is to allow the rich energy of the earth to flow up from your feet, throughout your whole body, and through your throat chakra — the energy center of self-expression. Thus, by feeling good and allowing the earth’s energy to flow through your self-expression, you tap into the natural flow of abundance. The more you naturally flow with your energy, the more easily abundance will manifest. Gratitude is the energy most conducive to this flow. Be grateful for your gifts, your life, and your experience, and you’ll flow and achieve even more abundance this holiday and into the new year.

Sagittarius: This is a very powerful New Moon for you, as it transits your First House of Identity. We are all constantly changing; we have no “set” personality. At every moment, we get to decide who we are. The cool thing is that we are who we want to become. Over the next two weeks, you’ll get an opportunity to tap into another version of yourself. To decide what you want that version to be like, consider how you’ve been feeling lately. If there’s certain things you don’t want to feel, say frustration for instance, tap into its opposite (e.g., fulfillment) which exists by virtue of its polarity. Then start to identify with the energy of fulfillment, noticing the ways in which you are fulfilled. Everything in your life comes from you and thus your self-image. If you can imagine yourself as fulfilled, feel this way, and take action from that state of fulfillment, more fulfillment will come. Do this for anything you want. For more money, focus on how you are already rich in knowledge, experience, love, etc., tapping into the richer version of yourself. If you want more love, focus on all the love you’ve received and have given. For everything that you want in the world, it starts with the belief that you have it already. Since the First House rules not only your perception but your physical body, take measures to feel better physically. Motion creates the self, so you can get comfortable with the new feelings you want to experience while working out, listening to inspiring tunes. Using workout time to visualize your goals is a great way to maximize the benefits of this transit! Think about your holiday, your new year: How do you want it to feel differently than before? You got this, Sagittarius. Oh, and have the happiest birthday ever!

Capricorn: The Sagittarius New Moon will transit your Twelfth House of the Subconscious. This is an important transit for you, Capricorn, as you gear up for your next birthday year! Since in life we get what we subconsciously believe we are, this is the perfect time to empower your inner dialogue. That’s what the universe hears — your inner conversations with yourself. Though it’s the holiday season, take time to meditate, rest, and turn inward over the next two weeks. Dial into how you want your life to be in 2019. Say you want your new year to be exhilarating and joyful across the board in terms of health, relationships, career, finance etc. It starts now! Tap into the feelings you want to experience. Maybe you want to feel really loved, vindicated, on top of the world. The subconscious can’t differentiate between what’s being imagined and what’s actually happening. And when there’s a dichotomy between what’s believed to be true and what’s actually happened, the subconscious cannot rest until it makes the two coincide; thus, you’ll move through life from that space of fulfillment and take the inspired, actionable steps that will get you what you desire. Indeed, action creates results, but if you can take some time over the next two weeks to empower your mind, you’ll get results faster. Try it: Convince yourself that what you want has already materialized (on some level). This will shortcut all your manifestations. This takes discipline, but really, who has more discipline than you, Capricorn?!

Aquarius: The Sagittarius New Moon will transit your Eleventh House of Hopes, Dreams, Wishes and Friends! This is the house your sign rules, Aquarius, so this is one of the best transits you could have. Over the next two weeks, take time to consider your greatest hopes, dreams, wishes and ideals. The 11th House is the house of “why not?” Why not achieve your lofty aims? It’s time to look at the limitless sky and give yourself the freedom to claim it as yours. Since we can’t imagine non-existence, anything you can imagine must exist somewhere, right?! So give yourself permission to go after your big dreams. Help along the way will be your friends or groups of like-minded people also inspired about life and all it has to offer. Put yourself out there and find people with whom you can relate. Spend time with friends you can support and can support you. Once you believe your greatest hopes, dreams and wishes are possible, prove to the universe that you believe by taking the actionable steps to make what you want happen. Even if some endeavor you pursue doesn’t directly yield the results you desire, remember that the energy you put forth doesn’t just evaporate — it’s put toward your end-game in a way unbeknownst to you. Do everything you can to stay clear this month, keeping up with diet, exercise, and rest so the universe can easily run through you to help you manifest your dreams.

Pisces: The Sagittarius New Moon will transit your Tenth House of Career! Over the past month with Mercury’s retrograde, you may have had learned some professional lessons, as Mercury spent some time in this area of your chart. Remember that mistakes can be your greatest teacher, and can bring you further than you would have gone before. With more understanding now about how you want to be perceived by your public and what you want to achieve professionally, you’re in an advantageous position to make stuff happen. Whether you want to kick ass at the job you’re in now, start a different one, or embark on a new, exciting career, this is the month to make it happen! As a Pisces, if you can balance the imaginative with the practical, there’s nothing you can’t create. Perceive in your mind the end result you desire and pretend that it’s already happened; then take action based on the belief that it’s already happened, that you’re just “going through the motions” to show how it’s done. Prove you believe that it’s going to happen by the actionable steps you take. Your key phrase, Pisces, is “I believe,” and combined with practical action, that’s all you have to do to reach the top.

Six Lessons from Bruce Lee’s Astrology and Philosophy

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As the catalyst who brought martial arts into the mainstream, Bruce Lee resides in our hearts as a legend whose physical prowess was only matched by his philosophical wisdom. In examining his life and ideas, we’re motivated to achieve the fullest expression of ourselves, too. In gleaning Bruce Lee’s astrological chart, we can gain deeper understanding of his greatness, and are inspired to seek such greatness within ourselves.

BE OPTIMISTIC!
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Both Bruce Lee’s sun and rising were in the happy-go-lucky sign of Sagittarius. He often spoke of the importance of optimism: “Choose the positive,” he advised. “You have choice, you are master of your attitude, choose the positive, the constructive. Optimism is a faith that leads to success.” The optimistic lens through which he viewed life allowed him to not be a victim, but to leverage whatever happened to him: “To hell with circumstances, he said. “I create opportunities!”

Even when he hurt his back which put him out of commission — a devastating fate to a devout martial artist — he was able to turn such a negative into a positive: “Sure, my back screwed me up good for a year, but with every adversity comes a blessing because a shock acts as a reminder to oneself that we must not get stale in routine. Look at a rainstorm; after its departure everything grows!”

Further, he kept negative thoughts at bay, never allowing circumstances to damage his self-image or determine his fate: “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality,” he said, asserting that no matter what blows we get in life, we cannot be defeated unless we deem ourselves so. It would seem Lee perceived difficulties as par for the course — a necessary ingredient in building one’s character. He once said, “I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.” Here, we see that Lee was so optimistic, that he was able to view even the tragedies of his past as stepping stones for his future.

Additionally, Bruce Lee’s optimistic Sagittarian mindset kept him from dwelling on misfortune or any other unhelpful thoughts; he kept in motion, moving toward his goals: “So, action! Action! Never wasting energy on worries and negative thoughts.” Here, we see that action is the antidote to discouragement; before a worry or negative thought has a chance to take hold, if we can just take action to move us forward, we’ll move past the problem and into the realm of the solution.

It was perhaps his optimistic belief in himself that allowed him to achieve all he did in just 32 years. He encourages us to not only be optimistic, but to maintain an optimistic view of ourselves: “One will never get any more than he thinks he can get,” he said. Here, we see how belief in one’s self is prerequisite to making anything possible.

IT’S ALL IN YOUR [SUBCONSCIOUS] MIND
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With his sun in the 12th House of the Subconscious, Bruce Lee knew the power of the mind to create reality. He probably trained his mind just as well as he trained his body, making it automatically react the way he wanted it to. He once said, “The mind is like a fertile garden — it will grow anything you wish to plant — beautiful flowers or weeds. And so it is with successful, healthy thoughts or negative ones that will, like weeds, strangle and crowd the others. Do not allow negative thoughts to enter your mind for they are the weeds that strangle confidence.” We, too, can create a gorgeous reality for ourselves — beautiful flowers that bloom — if we can train our minds to only entertain compatible thoughts. If we consistently keep our focus on what we want to see, optimism will become an automatic response, as quick as a block that comes when an opponent strikes.

With his sun in the 12th House, he was able use his conscious mind to inform his subconscious and implement the thoughts he wanted to think, and he did this religiously. Taking a note from Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, in his notes he wrote, “Reorganizing the influence of my subconscious mind over my power of will, I shall take care to submit to it a clear and definite picture of my major purpose in life and all minor purposes leading to my major purpose, and I shall keep this picture constantly before my subconscious mind by repeating it daily!” By submitting (another 12th house theme) to his “clear and definite purpose,” Lee made familiar to his subconscious mind what he wanted to accomplish, so that his thoughts, feelings, and behaviors created an automatic response aligned with his vision. We, too, can commit to the daily practice of impregnating our subconscious minds with our ideals, helping us to believe they are possible. “If you think a thing is impossible,” he said, “you’ll only make it impossible.” The inverse is also true: if we think a thing is possible, we will make it possible.

Further, it would seem he took 100% responsibility for all of his circumstances, reaffirming his ability to create his reality. He believed that whatever happens in life is a result of one’s thoughts. In an interview when asked about raising his son, he said, “I will also teach Brandon that everyone — no matter who he is or where — must know from childhood that whatever occurs, does not happen if the occurrence isn’t allowed to come into the mind.” Lee understood that anything that happens corresponds to one’s thinking, wanting to incentivize his son to entertain only the best thoughts.

FOLLOW THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE
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Bruce Lee fans are familiar with his “Be Like Water” quote, so it shouldn’t be any surprise that he had more water in his astrological chart than any other element. What’s interesting is that the water in Bruce Lee’s chart comes from his stellium (3+ planets) in the sign of Scorpio. Scorpio is “fixed” water — consistent and solid, akin to the quality of ice; it’s not flowing, yielding and flexible, as Lee told us to be. His teaching, “be like water,” may be testament of how we can only teach the lessons we need to learn: With so much Scorpio in his chart, it’s likely that he was naturally resistant and stubborn, a my-way-or-the-highway control freak like anyone [most likely] with four planets in Scorpio. He even admitted, “I have a sure-fire temper, man.” He understood that his emotions, if not properly harnessed, would not serve him: “Recognizing that my positive and negative emotions may be dangerous if they are not controlled and guided to desirable ends, I will submit all my desires, aims, and purposes to my faculty of reason, and I will be guided by it in giving expression to these.” Further, Bruce Lee deliberately ensured his carnal Scorpionic impulses were controlled because he knew they were not always reasonable and therefore wouldn’t lead him to his aims.

His Scorpio stellium notwithstanding, Bruce Lee’s ability to “be like water” is more reminiscent of his watery 12th House sun, which is about surrendering, letting go, and the dissolving of the ego. “The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be,” he said. In learning how to succeed as a martial artist, he learned how to succeed in life: “Everything you do, if not in a relaxed state will be done at a lesser level than you are proficient. Thus the tensed expert marksman will aim at a level less than his/her student.” It was this yielding that Lee mastered that, like water itself, permeated most of his teachings. It may have been his watery essence, too, which allowed him to achieve his goals — he was like water, able to go anywhere: “Water may seem to move in contradiction, even uphill, but it chooses any way open to it so that it may reach the sea,” he said. “It may flow swiftly, or it may flow slowly, but its purpose is inexorable, its destiny sure.” In being like water, Lee was able to attain his ends and maximize his potential.

THERE IS NO OPPONENT
Scorpio Moon 
Scorpio is the most intense sign of the zodiac, ruling the life areas of sex, death, and transformation. Scorpio is such a formidable, fierce sign because they’ve been through hell and back, and very little could be as severe as from whence they came. With Lee’s moon in Scorpio, it’s likely he experienced intensity from birth. It would seem so, his parents fearing his death. Fearful of spirits killing their son, Lee’s parents tried to confuse the spirits by originally giving him a girl’s name (the spirits only attacked males).

Further, Scorpio relates to emotional trauma, and emotion is symbolized by water. In his youth, after Lee jokingly pushed his sister Phoebe’s head under water, she retaliated by doing the same — except she held his head under the water longer. After this traumatic experience, it’s said that Lee never went into a swimming pool again. It’s interesting how this would indicate Lee had a fear of water, which he overcame by being like water.

This notion of becoming like the adversary is not only reflected in Lee’s relationship with water, but with those he fought, too. When describing his fighting he once said, “When the opponent expands I contract and when he contracts, I expand.” Here, we see how Bruce Lee became one with his opponent — his other half, the yin to his opponent’s yang.

In becoming one with water and one with his opponent, Lee sheds light on another truth: We are one with everything and therefore, there is nothing to fight but that which is within ourselves. Plainly, “There is no opponent,” he once said. Thus, fear of water is fear of one’s emotion, just as fear of an opponent is fear of one’s self. By dissolving the ego and perceiving ourselves as one with everything, we find that all of life’s battles are within; therefore, if all battles are within ourselves they are within our realm of control. Life, therefore, becomes an exercise of self-mastery; it’s about killing off the fearful aspects of ourselves and surrendering to our at-one-ness with everyone and everything — the universe.

STAY TRUE TO YOUR VISION
Mars Opposite Jupiter
Mars is how we fight and Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system. Though Jupiter rules luck, expansion, wisdom, and wealth, it’s named after the king of the gods, and can also denote forces bigger than ourselves. The configuration of Lee’s Mars opposing Jupiter shows his destiny to be pitted against forces much larger than himself. This proved itself to true throughout his whole life, whether he was fighting men twice his size or contending with high-power entities like Warner Brothers.

Lee had a very strong vision for Enter the Dragon. He wanted the movie to be a vehicle for his philosophy and the producers tried to ignore his ideas. Once shooting was supposed to begin in Hong Kong, Lee was unhappy; he didn’t want to shoot the film until the script was right. He insisted on a finished script before shooting, while the producers didn’t want to wait, thinking the script was fine. He felt that if they didn’t get the script right, it wouldn’t lead to the results he had envisioned. The producers wouldn’t even listen to him.

Lee knew that he was an essential part of the movie — the star and choreographer — so he held up production, refusing to come to set. Having a Warner Brothers’ crew and A-list actors hanging around not shooting was extremely costly and must have put producers in a tailspin. But Lee didn’t care. Even though the stakes were high, even though he had been waiting his whole life for this opportunity, he didn’t buckle to the powers much greater than himself. According to his wife, Linda, he was prepared to walk away: “Bruce was saying if they’re not even going to consider what I’ve done, well, sayonara. We’re done here.” The impasse went on for a couple of weeks, until finally the producers budged and listened to Bruce, and production got underway. The producers then objected to Bruce’s desired name for the movie, “Enter the Dragon,” but Bruce got his way with that, too. This “David and Goliath” story should inspire us all: “Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man,” he once said. “But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.” Through this anecdote, we see no matter how big the forces against us may be, victory is possible with the right mindset.

EXCELLENCE
Virgo Midheaven
The midheaven in astrology shows one’s pinnacle of success — the greatest contribution one can make to the world. With Bruce Lee’s midheaven in Virgo, his legacy shows us the importance of hard work, simplicity and excellence. He created Jeet Kune Do, a system of martial arts not fixed, patterned, or complicated but guided by philosophical ideas. His Jeet Kune Do allowed practitioners to fully express themselves through their bodies; Virgo, an earth sign, is very much concerned with the efficient functioning and health of the human body. Further, Virgo finds themselves in the work they do, and Jeet Kune do fully supports the exploring and understanding of one’s truest self.

Typical of Virgo is neatness and order — having nothing around that doesn’t serve some practical purpose. Bruce Lee encourages us to “hack away at the unessential” —that “it’s not the daily increase but daily decrease” that’s important. Through Bruce’s influence, we can fine-tune our lives, Virgo-like, editing out the unessential thoughts, behaviors and activities that don’t serve us in some practical way. In daily decrease, we are able to find our truest selves. He once said, “In building a statue, a sculptor doesn’t keep adding clay to his subject. Actually, he keeps chiseling away at the nonessentials until the truth of his creation is revealed without obstruction.”

In addition to being ambitious, Bruce Lee saw the work he did as an end unto itself. It was important for him to have a purpose as to maximize his potential. He once said, “A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” This alludes to another Virgo attribute: focusing on the process — focusing on the work — and committing to it without lust for result. Process-oriented and patient, Virgos don’t rush to the finish line; they enjoy their process, which often is what makes their work so good. In this vein, Bruce teaches us to stay in the now and focus on the process: “The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.” Here, Lee reminds us to not focus on the result but to stay in the now, allowing the universe to orchestrate the rest. He relieves pressure on his predecessors, advising them to simply do their best: “Success means doing something sincerely and wholeheartedly.”

Finally, when it comes to Virgo, producing quality work is what they’re known for. They don’t take shortcuts; they’re prudent, dedicated and meticulous. Bruce cared much about such things: “What I honestly value more than anything else is quality: doing one’s best in the manner of the responsibility and craftsmanship of a Number One.” Here, Bruce asserts that one should act like the best — be responsible like the best and act like a craftsman of the highest caliber. Clearly, he did this: He acted like a Number One, and in the world he was Number One.

Commitment to Ideals - Gemini Full Moon

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Right on the heels of Thanksgiving in the United States, we have a Full Moon on Friday, November 23 at 12:39am ET. When the moon is full, our hidden emotions become conscious and we become aware of how we feel. Though these emotions can be intense, they help us know where we stand on different life areas. With our emotions “full,” the path of least resistance is to release them; thus, the Full Moon is the perfect time to flow with our emotions, letting them wash away any obstacles blocking our ideals.

All Full Moons arrive with different aspects that can be leveraged for success. During this Full Moon, the Sun’s conjunction with Jupiter urges us to experience all that life has to offer. But the Moon’s opposition to Jupiter may make us feel thwarted in the attainment of what we seek. Mars is all over this Full Moon: The warrior planet awkwardly squares Luna, potentially resulting in emotional outbursts; he’s also squaring Jupiter, setting the stage for impulsive, rash decision-making. This doesn’t have to be so. It’s not that we should ignore Mars (the energy could hurt us by keeping it in) but instead give Mars some healthy place to go, channeling it into physical activity or some constructive outlet to keep us out of trouble. Once the intensity of these energies are harnessed or die down, we’re in a great position to move past any barriers, leaving any sense of frustration and discouragement in the past.

Now that the Sun is in Sagittarius (and right next to Jupiter), we’re likely to have a better sense of our greatest ideals in the different areas of our lives. Whatever “lights us up” and excites us is evidence of our ability to achieve it; there are no “dangling carrots” in the universe, except for those we choose to create for ourselves.

One huge Gemini theme is the mind — how we think and the interplay between our conscious and subconscious processes. One mental manifestation trick is to be grateful in advance of achieving what you desire. When the subconscious firmly believes we already have what we want, it becomes confused by the fact that it’s not already in our lives and does everything in its power to make it manifest. It may not be easy at first to feel gratitude for what you want before it arrives, but with practice using your imagination and surrendering to the desire, it will become easier.

The bridge between our desires and their manifestations is of course action, as motion creates the self. We have to “plan our work and work our plan” to see results. The important thing to remember is that what you’re doing may not be what gets you the results you’re after — it may come in a different way. Still, we have to commit to a logical course of action as a way of proving to the universe that we’re committed to our ideals. With action that shows our commitment, we create the vibrational atmosphere that allows in what we are seeking. What’s more, is that in taking action to achieve our ideals, we become the fullest version of ourselves — mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually — which helps us to achieve our soul’s purpose.

Over the next two weeks, consider your ideals in one or more life area. Think of what really excites you. Believe that it’s possible. Know that you wouldn’t have such desires if they weren’t realizable. Trick your subconscious by being grateful for having already achieved your ideal. Then take logical action to achieve your desire — just don’t be too stuck on your method. Focus on the process, staying committed to your ideal with the actions you take every day, and allow the universe to let things fall into place.

To see what life area is lit up for you during this Gemini Full Moon — where it may be easiest for you to achieve an ideal — see where 0 degrees of Gemini is in your astrological chart; likewise, read your sign and/or rising sign below.

ARIES: The Full Moon in Gemini will transit your 3rd House of Communication. When you think about your communications every day, what would be ideal? What do you like doing currently, what would you rather not do, and what do you wish you could do? Be grateful in advance for the ideal interactions in your day-to-day life, and commit to the actionable steps to make it a reality. Emails, phone calls, and other messages will be aplenty over the next two weeks; with Mercury Retrograde, check yourself twice before blasting through communications. Your social life will also be abuzz — just remember that plans made under the Mercury’s retrograde don’t always pan out the way we expect — sometimes they can go even better! People from the past may also show up under the retrograde; reflect on the communication lessons you learned in those relationships as to not repeat them. Most important now, however, is how you communicate with yourself: Don’t give yourself the luxury of a negative thought; focus on how great you are, all the things you like about yourself, and what you’re excited about.

TAURUS: The Full Moon in Gemini will transit your 2nd House of Self-Worth and Finances. Use the next two weeks to consider your ideal financial situation. Ideally, how much money do you have, how much do you make and how do you make it? Speaking your truth, singing, talking, and all self-expression will help open your throat chakra and increase your self-worth. Additionally, you can cultivate abundance over the next two weeks by focusing on sensuality — by physically feeling as perfect as possible. To this end, get in some really good workouts, schedule massages, take aromatic bubble baths— anything to appease your senses. Once you feel as perfect as possible, practice gratitude in advance for having achieved your financial ideal; do this until it feels natural and true. Then concoct a plan to achieve more financial happiness — go for the new job, role, client etc. Commit to achieving your ideal financial state, all the while experiencing gratitude that it’s been done. By feeling as amazing as you can physically, the universe has a better chance of running through you unobstructed, nudging you to take the actionable steps needed for success.

GEMINI: The Full Moon in Gemini will transit your 1st House of Identity. Consider what personal reality you want to experience. How does that new reality affect your personality? That’s the issue this Full Moon for you — your identity. To get whatever you want, you have to have a self-image that supports it. Conjure up your ideal reality in all respects, and imagine your adjusted personality. Be grateful for all you have and who you are. In doing this, you’ll gain a strong surge in self-confidence over the next two weeks, the waning moon helping to remove anything in the way of you feeling as fantastic as possible. Whatever is keeping you from feeling your best, let it go — be it fears, negativity, anyone or anything. By the end of the next two weeks, you should have freed yourself of some dead weight, so that you’re able to celebrate your life more. Once you’re feeling good, consider what excites you. Do you want to get into a relationship? Make a major career move? Whatever makes your heart sing, be grateful in advance for having achieved it, and commit to the actionable steps to make it real.

CANCER: The Full Moon in Gemini will transit your 12th House of the Subconscious. Consider your ideal mental state. For instance, when you lie down to sleep, wouldn’t it be nice to be in a state of serene bliss? Imagine how this feels, and be grateful in advance for having already achieved it. To this end, the next two weeks will be a great time to lie low, and get the rest and sleep you need to process your experiences over the past year. Release any subconscious garbage — e.g., limiting beliefs, negative feelings about yourself, any unworthiness, fear, etc. To release them, it’s a matter of surrendering to them and then crowding them out by focusing on empowering beliefs and feelings that serve you. Self-hypnosis, affirmations and visualizations can be very helpful. This is also a time of completion: You may decide that certain things have to end — maybe it’s a relationship, job, friendship etc. — that are no longer beneficial. Let go and go with the flow. Imagine that serene mental state, not just at night but imagine having it every day. Note the calm, poise and tranquility you have, be grateful for it, and commit to the self-work necessary (meditations, affirmations, etc.) to make it yours every day.

LEO: The Full Moon in Gemini will transit your 11th House of Hopes, Wishes and Friends. Oh boy, Leo, this transit is a big deal! It’s urging you to ask “why not?” Why not make your wildest hopes, dreams and wishes come true? If you can imagine it, it must exist somewhere, since we can’t imagine non-existence. Over the next two weeks, consider the end-all-be-all of what your life could be. What excites you the absolute most? Trick your subconscious by being grateful for having already achieved it, come up with an actionable plan, and commit to it. Over the next two weeks, too, you may want to connect with a group or community. The Eleventh House is about the love you receive from others, so go where you can be showered with collective attention to help make your big dreams come true. This house also rules big monetary gains that come in one lump sum, so maybe be grateful for that in advance, too ;-). Take some time to identify with the big blue sky. That’s you this Full Moon — completely limitless. Be grateful for it all and get cracking!

VIRGO: The Full Moon in Gemini will transit your 10th House of Status. If you could be at the top of the heap in any career, what would it be? What would you be doing? What would you be known for? These are the hot topics this Full Moon! Use your imagination and be grateful in advance for having achieved your highest ambitions. Then, over the next two weeks, commit to an actionable plan to make it real. Over this period, you may find yourself in the limelight; people are watching, and you’re predisposed to come across as highly competent (but what else is new?!). You can use the next two weeks to climb up the ladder at work, or score a new job that highlights your best skills and abilities. Even if what you’re currently working on isn’t the “end all and be all,” climbing now will help determine your course in the future: Virgo finds themselves in the work they do, so if you’re not sure what your end-goal is, focus on the tasks at hand to discover where you want to go. In addition to career, this transit can help you become more responsible and disciplined — eating right and being healthy will only help your performance. Use this extra discipline to be consistently grateful in advance for having achieved your desires, and staying committed to your plan to make it a reality.

LIBRA: The Full Moon in Gemini will transit your 9th House of the Higher Mind. The next two weeks is about expanding yourself: What’s the most exciting way you’d like to expand? Is it sharing yourself and your message across the world? What about traveling and experiencing foreign cultures? Consider how you’d love your spirit to soar far and wide. Once you find your highest excitement, know that it’s realizable and be grateful in advance for having achieved it. Then launch and commit to a plan to make it a reality. To this end, over the next two weeks, go out on a limb to experience adventure — take chances! By stepping outside your comfort-zone, you’ll broaden your perspective. With a more-open mind, your beliefs will surely change — about yourself, your world, and how you fit into the “big picture.” Do things you’ve never done before: explore spiritual topics, foreign cultures, publishing or broadcasting opportunities; visit a museum, see a foreign film, read philosophy — anything to broaden your mind. Stay grateful for your ever-expanding self, and chart a course that promotes your expansion.

SCORPIO: The Full Moon in Gemini will transit your 8th House of Rebirth. Over the next two weeks, nothing external may change, everything external may change, or some external things will change while others remain the same. What will change is you, and when we’re talking about you, we’re talking about emotions. Consider the emotions you would love to experience on a regular basis. Note how they feel, and what circumstances would make you feel that way. Be grateful in advance for having achieved the emotional state desired, and then formulate a logical plan to achieve them in reality. The next two weeks are a time of transformation — an opportunity for you to evolve and get stronger. Allow yourself to let go and go with the flow…to a certain extent: A major theme that will arise is boundaries. What boundaries do you want to set, and which ones do you want to dissolve? You may have to make a decision about joining resources with another person or entity, or removing yourself from an equation. You can make the best decisions by determining how you want to feel. When you make decisions based on how you want to feel, you’re bound to feel better. What’s key is releasing your attachment to those things that have gotten comfortable but no longer feel good. Use your imagination as much as possible over the next two weeks to acclimate to the new desired emotions; conjure them up, and as if living in a lucid dream, act from that state of emotional awareness. Commit 100% to feeling the way you want to feel, and be grateful in advance for having already achieved the emotional state desired.

SAGITTARIUS: The Full Moon in Gemini will transit your 7th House of Partnerships, setting the stage for a reboot in this area. Consider your ideal partnerships. Maybe your ideal pertains to someone you’re with, or someone you’d like to be with in the future. Consider how the new partnership state feels, and be grateful in advance for having already achieved it; then commit to the actionable steps to make it a reality. For instance, communicate your needs to make sure they’re met, or put yourself out there to find the love of your life. The same thing goes for non-romantic partnerships: communicate your needs or conduct your search. If your partnerships are all set, these next two weeks may have to do with your “audience”—the group of people you serve. Consider your relationship with them, and how the energy exchange would be more pleasing. During this time, it’s advantageous see from others’ perspectives, which will help you make the right adjustments for success. In all of your partnerships, be grateful in advance for the outcome desired, and commit to your process of making it real.

CAPRICORN: The Full Moon in Gemini will transit your 6th House of Work & Health. What would make every day amazing? This is the time to consider your best possible lifestyle. Ideally, what would you do every day? Where would you go? How would you feel? This includes your daily protocol, like your morning regimen, your work day, workouts, etc. Once you have an idea of what your ideal lifestyle looks like, trick your subconscious by being grateful in advance for having achieved it; then commit to the actionable steps to make it real. This is the perfect time to architect a lifestyle conducive to your health and wealth. If you want to make changes to your job by improving your schedule or find a new job altogether, this Full Moon’s energy will help. This transit is also likely to help you to take better care of your body. Eating cleaner, working out more, and limiting late nights will make a big difference. Since the Full Moon is about releasing old energy, this is the perfect time to drop bad habits, anything that wastes your time, or anything you’re sick of doing. Consider implementing more self-care, like meditation, recreation, fitness and just plain relaxation. Be grateful in advance for having manifested your ideal lifestyle, and commit to the actionable steps to make it real. Aim for progress, not perfection. Small, simple changes each day will create an amazing life.

AQUARIUS: The Full Moon in Gemini will transit your 5th House of Pleasure, encapsulating anything that gets you excited and fills your heart with joy. This is the time to consider what you really love. What do you love to do? What makes you laugh and feel like a kid again? Start thinking about the things you really love, and be grateful in advance for having them more often in your life; then commit to the actionable steps to bring those things into your life more and more. This is the time for fun, romance, creative projects and your children if you have any. Romance has a high likelihood of being ignited over the next two weeks, too, either with your significant other or someone new. Make sure to take every party invitation you get, and take the spotlight if you’re so inclined. If you’re not much of a “ham,” enjoy the next two weeks by working behind the scenes on creative projects that light you up. If you have children, there may be a whirlwind of activity around them over the next two weeks that inspires the inner kid in you. In any case, this is the time to let your heart light up with joy. Be committed to love and laughter just as you would a practical project. Really, having fun, being joyful, and living from the heart is one of the most practical things you could ever do.

PISCES: The Full Moon in Gemini will transit your 4th House of Emotional Security. This is the part of your chart that makes you feel safe, secure, connected and loved. Over the next two weeks, consider what would make you feel emotionally at peace and secure. Is it extra money set aside? Someone to love and take care of you? Is it more time and space to do what you want? Or perhaps it’s connection — spending more time with the people you love. Whatever it is that would make you feel more emotionally secure, be grateful in advance for having already achieved it; then commit to the actionable steps to make that emotional security a reality. One area that may come into focus over the next two weeks is home. The home is a metaphor for “mother,” so make sure your home is doing its job to nurture and nourish you. Maybe you’d like to make your home more comfortable, or look for a place that’s more “you.” Remember, however, that your real home is within yourself, and feeling at home within yourself will allow you to make a home for yourself wherever you go. Be grateful in advance for feeling “at home” within yourself, and commit to the actionable steps to make that sense of comfort and security stronger and deeper every day.


Imagination to Manifestation - New Moon in Scorpio

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Since the Full Moon on October 24, we’ve been letting go of the outgrown to make room for what better serves us. On this November 7 New Moon and over the next two weeks, we’re poised to attract our desires into our experience. Since the Sun is in the transformative sign of Scorpio, even though it’s a new moon for new things, the theme of letting go and moving on is still relevant.

Every New Moon comes with it different aspects to other planets which help us benefit from its energy. This New Moon, imaginative Neptune makes a harmonious trine to the luminaries, and transformative Pluto creates a congenial sextile. Thus, to make our new moon desires manifest, we can use our imaginations to tap into unseen realms and transform our reality.

We can’t imagine non-existence, right? Therefore, anything we can imagine exists somewhere; it’s just a matter of aligning our vibration with our desires — consistently feeling as if they have already been achieved — then taking the inspired actionable steps to make it manifest.

Over the next two weeks, give yourself permission to make your mind a playground. Albert Einstein once said, “To stimulate creativity, one must develop the child-like inclination for play.” This requires re-learning, since our sense of limitless potential declines as we grow older, as we’re groomed to believe we need to be serious and to stay in reality. But everything that’s ever been done by anyone first started in the imagination. Through imagination, we’re able to explore possibilities our rational mind cannot fathom (Neptune) thereby tapping into unseen realms of creation (Pluto).

One way to explore your imagination is by asking yourself questions, which is a powerful method of transforming your life. Questions trigger a mental reflex: If the conscious mind cannot find the answer, it’s temporarily suspended as the subconscious goes searching for the answer. Such “possibility thinking” opens the door to different options and behaviors that increase the chances of creating what’s desired. Some questions you could ask are, “What do I need to change immediately to manifest [insert desire here, e.g., health, love, prosperity, more fun in my life, etc.].” Or “How can I quickly achieve my [insert desire here, e.g., dream job, ideal relationship, sense of security, etc.].” You may also want to ask “What if” questions that allow your mind to create: “What if I manifested [insert desire here, e.g., my dream job, my desired salary, my perfect home, etc].” Similarly, you could ask yourself, “What would it look like” questions: “What would it look like if I manifested [insert desire here, e.g., a happy relationship, dream job, dream vacation, everything I want, etc.].” When asking these questions, you allow the subconscious mind to access the depths of millions of possibilities, which will help you find the quickest and easiest route to your desires, i.e., the path of least resistance.

To see which area of your chart will be affected by the New Moon in Scorpio and where you can make the most strides over the next month, check where 15 degrees of Scorpio falls in your astrological chart. Likewise, read your sign and/or rising sign below:

ARIES: The New Moon in Scorpio will transit your 8th House of Rebirth, heralding your transition into a higher state of awareness. This is a time of empowerment, Aries! Over the next two weeks, you’re poised to walk away from anything that’s petty and beneath you — anything you’ve outgrown. This stuff that “dies” will allow you to live more fully, helping you to feel more excited and exhilarated on a regular basis. Further, as you get closer to your core, you’ll allow further intimacy with others. Be it fiscally, sexually, emotionally or intellectually, combining forces with others will add even more ammo to your arsenal. The trick is determining which alliances will actually make you stronger, versus those that undermine you. Ask yourself: How does this new, empowered version of you live life every day? What’s she no longer do? And most important: How does she feel? If you happen to revert back to the older, less empowered “you,” gently remind yourself that you’ve changed — that you won’t let anyone undermine you anymore, for instance. Enjoy falling madly in love with this new version of yourself. There’s much to discover, explore and adore, so that every day the spark of your heart grows brighter and brighter, which will help you light up the world.

TAURUS: The New Moon in Scorpio will transit your 7th House of Partnerships, ushering in a fresh new energy for your relationships — personal and professional. This is a favorable time to refine relationships and even revive old ones if you think that’s a good idea. (Think really hard here.) It would normally also be a good time to start new relationships, but with Venus Retrograde (until Nov. 16) and Mercury going retrograde on Nov. 17 through Dec. 6, you’ll have to look extra closely when choosing a partner. These retrogrades are great for discovering what you’re actually looking for in a relationship (Venus) and how good you are at communicating (Mercury). If you’re not yet hitched, this New Moon is a great time to get the ball rolling on creating the partnerships you desire. Ask yourself, “What would the perfect relationship look like?” Suppose, too, the love of your life just randomly showed up — would you be ready? Practice the thoughts of the outcome you desire, until you own them so completely there’s ease within you. Love empowers you to higher levels, but we can’t give away or receive what we don’t already have — so while you’re waiting for Prince or Princess Charming, practice loving yourself deeply and completely.

GEMINI: The New Moon in Scorpio will transit your 6th House of Health & Work, helping you to improve your lifestyle over the next two weeks. It will be helpful to take an overall view: What do you want your day-to-day to look like? How do you want each day to feel? How do you want to serve? With these questions answered, reach out to your contacts or schedule meetings over the next two weeks to improve your job situation. With Mercury retrograde from Nov. 16-Dec. 6, you may have luck with companies/clients you’ve been in contact with before. Further, making your day-to-day lifestyle as great as possible starts with feeling as great as possible. Consider committing to more rest, cleaner eating, and a workout regimen over the next month. You’ll find with your body running well, everything else runs more smoothly, too. Additionally, take time to consider the combination of things you need to feel well or happy. Maybe going out for dinner or drinks mid-week reinvigorates you, or that catching a movie or taking a class is a great way to diversify your routine. Commit to smiling more each and every day to create a life of happiness.

CANCER: The New Moon in Scorpio will transit your 5th House of Pleasure, covering anything you really love — self-expression, romance, your children if you have any, and just really good times! The best use of this New Moon is to really commit to your inner child and do the things you love — anything that brings you joy. Maybe this is a matter of taking more time out for creativity, or carving more time out of your schedule for date nights, fun with friends, and weekend trips. Note this area of your chart also rules true love! It’s the perfect time to reconnect with your partner, and fall in love all over again. If you’re not committed, this is a great time to go on dates …so long as you’re just looking for fun — Venus is retrograde until Nov. 15, which means you should look closely when choosing a serious partner. Though the next two weeks may seem “light” — laughing, having fun, and enjoying yourself — it’s this energy that can yield the most gains. If you can employ this fun energy in your work, you’re quite blessed! Being excited about your work and your life purpose is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and the world.

LEO: The New Moon in Scorpio will transit your 4th House of Emotional Security. Over the next two weeks, it will most advantageous for you to slow down and enjoy! This is a transit is about “nesting and resting,” doing whatever you can to feel more at peace and at home within the self. In feeling more emotionally secure, you’ll be able to bring the utmost to all of your endeavors. Consider bumping up your self-care rituals, e.g., a meditation practice, soaks in the bathtub, massage, appreciating yourself more, etc. You can also benefit by making your physical home more comfortable; this may mean redecorating or finding a new abode if you feel it’s time for a move. This transit can also be about family — your family of choice and/or family of origin. Take the time to connect with those people who make you feel loved, as deepening your emotional connections now will feed your soul, helping every other area of your life feel better, too. The most important thing to remember: To experience love each and every moment, no matter where you are, simply decide to love yourself in each and every moment. In doing that, you’ll realize that everybody’s been here loving you all along.

VIRGO: The New Moon in Scorpio will transit your 3rd House of Communications. This is a game-changing two weeks, since as we think, so shall we become! The smartest thing to do this month is to not allow circumstances to determine how you feel on the inside; instead, do the opposite: Feel how you want to feel on the inside and allow your inner world to create your outer reality. Remember, all circumstances are neutral, and we are the assigners of meaning; therefore, for anything that happens, ask yourself how the situation can serve you exactly as it is. Further, what you think and talk about expands into action, so make sure you’re considering only the best-case scenarios. Remember, if you can conceive it in your mind, it can be brought into your physical world, so give yourself the time and space to consider what will make you the most happy. This is likely to be a very busy two-week period for you, with lots of correspondences and general busyness, so make sure to carve out time to communicate with yourself! This is important — for all the interactions you have with others reflect the communications you have with yourself. Everybody in your life are really aspects of yourself pushed out; if you want better relations with others, cultivate a better relationship with yourself. Prioritize dialoging constructively with your mind over the next two weeks, and life will be a lot sweeter.

LIBRA: The New Moon in Scorpio will transit your 2nd House of Self-Worth & Finance. Prosperity is within you, not something that you seek out. Within you, you can create all the prosperity you could ever want. Abundance flows when we flow with what we are doing. Give thanks for everything you have and everything you are, and flow with it. This month, you have a chance to up-level your self-worth and beef up your bank balance. The area of your body associated with this is your throat chakra, as your voice is key to high self-worth and wealth. Notice how your throat feels and sounds. Does it feel strong there? If not, release the energy by saying what you have to say — aloud to yourself or to whomever needs to hear you out. By releasing the energy of your throat, you’ll create a better flow of energy between the riches of the earth and your self-expression. If there’s any money-making ideas that you find exciting — be it a new job, getting a raise, starting a business, or scoring new clients — take action on it within the next two weeks. This is also a great time to develop your other talents, as the flow of your energy will spill over to create abundance in other areas of your life. Express the riches within you.

SCORPIO: The New Moon in Scorpio will transit your 1st House of Identity. Our self-image creates everything, so this is YOUR new moon to create anything you desire. If you want to attract more love, it’s about being love. If you want more money, it’s about being a more prosperous version of yourself. Make this year the best one yet, by giving yourself the “permission slip” to become whomever you want to be. In acting as if you were what you want to become, you’ll start knowing that you are already it. Self-doubt will fall away and you’ll be able to live a life of magic. One of your greatest gifts is the power of your imagination. Make sure to spend some time playing in your mind, letting it dream up the most exhilarating visions. Tap into your strongest desires, as desire is another one of your superpowers that can trump doubt. Your powers of transformation are at an all-time high this month; it’s a matter of getting used to the new emotions you want to experience: Your sign is “fixed water,” which represents the power of stabilized emotion. Thus, it can be a challenge to sustain the new emotions you want to experience and acclimate yourself to them — which will allow like experiences to come in. If you can surrender to the dream world this month, you’ll start to realize everything you want is already yours. It all starts and ends inside of you.

SAGITTARIUS: The New Moon in Scorpio will transit your 12th House of the Subconscious. You’re gearing up for your birthday, Sagittarius, and it’s prime time to empower your mind. We get in life what we subconsciously believe we’re a match to, by virtue of like attracting like. So if you want something but doubt you’re the type of person to get it, change your beliefs about yourself. Changing your beliefs about yourself is actually an easy and interesting thing to do. Start by taking it down a notch, nesting and resting, and allow yourself some extra space. With less noise around you, you’ll be able to gauge what will make you happy, and will be able to discover your beliefs around the topic. To change your beliefs, practice self-hypnosis, meditation, EFT (tapping), visualization. (Just check YouTube for a gazillion methods for reprogramming your subconscious.) In a nutshell, to change your self-image which determines what you get in life, it’s a matter of DECIDING who you want to be, trusting the decision, and then acting like you trust the decision. With new beliefs about yourself in place, you’ll be able to achieve what you previous thought was impossible. Soothing yourself this month and feeling good will allow you to align with the universe to tap into more limitlessness. We can’t see something if we don’t believe it exists, but whatever we believe to be true, we’ll find evidence of. So believe in the beauty of your dreams; you have them so you can make them come true.

CAPRICORN: The New Moon in Scorpio will transit your 11th House of Hopes and Friends. It’s time to rid of the concept of “impossible.” Ask yourself, “Why not?” in regard to what you think will make you happiest. Why not be a millionaire? Fall madly in love? Have it all? Forget any limiting beliefs — if you’re excited about something, that’s your higher self telling you it’s for you. Whatever you can imagine can be achieved, as there are no dangling carrots in the universe. Your superpower this New Moon is your imagination, and using it will be an extremely practical use of your time: Spend some time regularly assuming the feeling state of having what you desire; with consistency, the emotions you conjure up will change your cells and vibration, helping you attract what you want into your life. You’ll get impulses, and you’ll take the inspired action you need to take for success. You are one of the best signs when it comes to manifesting — now it’s a matter of looking at life through a more limitless lens. Help along your way will be friends and groups of people of like-mind. If you’re ready for some stronger socializing and friends who have your back, this is the month to find your tribe. Friends and groups of people can give you the motivation, inspiration and practical help you need to bypass your perceived limits and manifest your biggest dreams.

AQUARIUS: The New Moon in Scorpio will transit your 10th House of Career. Inner commitment to your own excellence is what miracles are made of, and this month you have it in spades. If there were a time to ascend to the top, this would be it. So decide which mountain you want to climb. If you’re already in your chosen field, you’re in an advantageous position to rise higher. If you’re looking for a prestigious promotion or to score a big-name client, the universe is keyed up to help you achieve your aims. Further, if there’s a new career path that excites you, start moving toward it this month. The secret to really working this transit it to make sure you feel super nurtured and secure, as the more rooted and taken care of you feel, the higher you’ll be able to climb and remain at the top. To this end, make sure to give yourself extra TLC as you pursue your endeavors. The spotlight will be on you this month, so do whatever you can to bring your A game without sacrificing your health and wellness. Make rest, relationships, fun, etc. an integral part of your strategy.

PISCES: The New Moon in Scorpio will transit your 9th House of the Higher Mind. You’re poised for excitement now, as the New Moon conspires to help you spread your magic across the universe. You may want to see more of the world via travel, emerge yourself in mind-expanding subject, or share with the world your philosophy. This transit is great for helping you expand your reach: Publishing, broadcasting, teaching…anything that allows you to spread your influence is favored. The world now is your playground, ready for you to do whatever excites you the most. Spend some time conjuring up the feeling of excitement. When you do that, what do you see yourself doing? That’s key, as your excitement is your higher mind telling you “Go here!” Whatever excites you the most is the path of least resistance to your ever-expanding happiness. During this time, the more you explore and expand, the more energy you have. Plus, the universe needs your help now — it needs your expansion. Take some time to rest and daydream to consider what most excites you — i.e., your next move.

Electric Love – Full Moon in Taurus

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With electrifying Uranus situated right next to the Full Moon in Taurus on October 24, 2018, we can experience a jolt of game-changing excitement. We may find some kind of electric love — something that pulls us in, captures our hearts and instigates change. Over the next two weeks, this electric love energy may take the form of love at first sight, creative inspiration, or any number of things that stir up excitement and make us feel awake and alive.

Following our excitement may mean leaving behind things not as exciting or things that disenchant us. Full Moons (and its two-week waning cycle that follows) represent completion, a releasing of energy, and a letting go of the past to pave the way for a better future — ergo change.

The changes we can expect this Full Moon look promising, paving the way for more vitality and security, with harmonious trines between the Sun and Saturn. Good news is also likely to be on horizon, with expansive Jupiter hooking up with Mercury and reaching an exact conjunction on Oct. 29.

To see which life area this Full Moon is likely to affect — or where there’s potential electric love energy for you — see where 1 degree of Taurus falls in your astrological chart; likewise, read your sign and/or rising sign below:

ARIES: Your electric love this Full Moon may be a money-making idea that really lights you up, as Luna transits your 2nd House of Value and Finance. Good financial news is on the horizon, so use the next two weeks to make way for it: Release any doubt about your high value and ability to manifest lucrative work you love. The area of your body connected to self-worth and finance is your throat; if there’s tension there, release the energy (scream, journal, speak up about what’s bothering you, etc.). Over the next two weeks, too, move on from anything that undermines your worth. Move in directions that make you feel valued, and pursue opportunities that really light you up. Now’s the time to feel really good physically, express yourself, and let your internal sense of richness result in external success.

TAURUS: Your electric love this Full Moon is likely to be a new and improved version of you, as Luna transits your 1st House of Identity. Feeling quite “full” of yourself (in a good way) the path of least resistance will be releasing anything that doesn’t feel like love. With your intensified level of self-assertion, you may be ready to make adjustments or call it quits with some person, place or thing. If nothing external needs to change, perhaps it’s just a matter of moving forward in all your glory, releasing any remnants of fear, doubt and insecurity that hold you back. Recently, you’ve probably gotten a better idea of what you want your life to look like; now it’s a matter of moving forward, knowing what stays and what needs to go. Since Venus is retrograde, make sure you’re communicating fully (and diplomatically) with others to give them the chance to step up to the plate before making any decisions.

GEMINI: Your electric love this Full Moon may be about all the possibilities as Luna transits your 12th House of the Subconscious. It’s about what you believe. Your beliefs act as a prism which determines your thoughts, feelings, and actions — beliefs create your life! Whatever you want starts with the belief you can have it. Now’s the time to relieve yourself of any beliefs that do not serve you, in favor of those that do. In the process of doing this, you’ll probably decide to let some external things go — anything that doesn’t mesh with the new beliefs you have about yourself. Toward this end, it may be helpful to lie low over the next two weeks: Take time to nest and rest, discover what you believe versus what you want to believe. This downtime will allow you to instill new empowering beliefs that support the changes you want to make. Say you want a new relationship, job, more money, etc.: Do you believe you can have it? That you’re worthy and deserving of it? Talk yourself into it and expect it! We get what we subconsciously believe we are a match to.

CANCER: Your electric love this Full Moon may be about a big dream you have, as Luna transits your 11th House. This is the time to ask yourself “Why not?” Why not get exactly what you want? With clarity around your greatest hopes and dreams, move toward your goals over the next two weeks, letting go of anything that jeopardizes them. Another aspect of this transit involves your friends and community who can provide heaps of inspiration and help in achieving your heart’s desires. Make sure the people around you are supporting your endeavors; if not, clear the way for others who will! This may entail walking away from fair-weather friends and people who discourage your advancement. There are plenty of confident, abundant-minded people in the world who can make achieving your ideal reality so much easier! Remember, there are no “dangling carrots” in the universe; if you want something, it’s possible — create it, allow it, imbue it!

LEO: Your electric love this Full Moon may be a career goal as Luna transits your 10th House of Status! Professional matters are likely to come to a head over the next two weeks, and you’ll probably be in high demand. When you think about the absolute best-case scenario for your career, what does it look like? If your ideal isn’t aligned with what you’re doing now, you may decide to walk away from an old profession that no longer suits you. As new opportunities to advance arrive, remember that careers are often made on “no’s” not “yes’es,” so be judicious when offers come in, making decisions based on your ideal trajectory. With Venus still retrograde, prospects from the past may pop up: Some of them may be fertile and rich, while others might lead you down a rabbit hole. Think in terms of “leadership,” “legacy,” and “power.” Whatever captures your heart and allows you the fullest, unbridled expression of yourself is a winning ticket to success.

VIRGO: Your electric love this Full Moon may be an enterprise or a “big idea” as Luna transits your 9th House of the Higher Mind. Anything that involves entrepreneurship, publishing, or broadcasting your message to the world has a good chance of taking off! Keep on keeping on, and make sure you’re feeling as good as possible to perceive life from the widest, most abundant lens. Adventure and enthusiasm are key to your success now, so over the next two weeks, give yourself permission to walk away from lackluster, small-potato endeavors. You’ve likely increased your sense of self-worth recently and have found more of your “voice.” Now’s the time to let your newly defined self-worth combine with your vision. What do you have that the world needs to hear? Share yourself with the world! Cast a wide net, think big, and explore uncharted territory! Whatever excites you the most is your higher mind leading you to success. Stay true to your ideal, most exciting vision! If it’s not clear quite yet, feel good and follow your excitement like a breadcrumb trail.

LIBRA: Your electric love this Full Moon may be Version 2.0 of you, as Luna transits your 8th House of Rebirth. You may be feeling super empowered now, more than ready to remove the “albatross around your neck” — i.e., say “bye-bye” to any disempowering bullshit you’ve been tolerating. This is still a transitory time of shedding old skin. As your emotions run high, make sure you have healthy outlets to express yourself and release energy that doesn’t feel good. Keep flexible, go with the flow, and be gentle with yourself. The 8th House has to do with intimacy — physical and psychological — so sharing in healthy ways will help empower you. In fact, it’s this theme of sharing you’re exploring — where to create boundaries and dissolve boundaries for your empowerment. The point of this transit is empowerment, so allow yourself to be empowered by walking away from anything disempowering; that includes thoughts, beliefs, situations and people that undermine your confidence. This shedding of old skin may be challenging, but it will make your heart feel light and allow your spirit to soar. Hang in there and get excited about you V.2!

SCORPIO: Your electric love this Full Moon may be your partner as Luna transits your 7th House. You’re realizing how much abundance there is available and you want more! This may mean making adjustments to the partnerships you’re in, or finding partners that love and support you fully. Over the next two weeks, it will be advantageous to release anything in the way of fulfillment in your partnerships; this may mean communicating your needs fully, moving on from disempowering relationships, and putting yourself “out there” to attract the right unions into your life. All of this can be labeled under “releasing fears” so that you’re receptive to the empowering changes partnerships can bring. Recently, you likely got more in touch with what’s going on deeper within you, in your subconscious. Often what we say we want we’re blocking because we’re not ready for it. To manifest your partnership wishes, play “make believe” and imagine having what you desire. Experience the feelings you want to experience. We get in life what we allow in, so get comfortable with what may be unfamiliar. Train your energy.

SAGITTARIUS: Your electric love this Full Moon may have to do with creating an amazing everyday experience — a lifestyle — as Luna transits your 6th House of Health and Work. Your sights may be on a job that really excites you, a fitness regimen that entices, or simply a “daily grind” that’s not a grind at all! Over the next two weeks, you’ll have an opportunity to move toward your ideals. There’s likely to be changes to your job over the next two weeks, or you may be ready to “jump ship” or make adjustments to the job you’re in. Further, these 6th House changes may not have to do with your job at all, but your other everyday activities, like working out or anything that promotes your health and wellness. This Full Moon cycle will help you take your vitality to the next level. This is a great time to release any habits that keep you from feeling amazing. Recently, you’ve likely gotten an inkling of your greatest hopes and dreams; now it’s time to put the pedal to the medal, and make your everyday lifestyle conducive to your vision. You have a right to fulfilling work that excites you and a body that feels amazing. Claim it and enjoy it!

CAPRICORN: Your electric love this Full Moon may be romantic, as Luna transits your 5th House. Out of all the signs, yours is most likely to be struck by Cupid’s Arrow over the next two weeks with love at first sight! Likewise, anything you really enjoy could also come about unexpectedly and capture your heart — like an art-form you had forgotten about or some creative project that really lights you up. Additionally, over the next 14 days, you’ll be in an advantageous position to release those things you no longer find fulfilling or exciting. Recently, you were likely concerned with professional matters, but all work and no play makes a dull Jack or Jane! Remember that in making pleasure a higher priority in your life, you will be able to acquire more power. People are attracted to energy, so keep yours fresh, fun and free!

AQUARIUS: Your electric love this Full Moon may be your inner peace, as Luna transits your 4th House. This is the area of your chart that pertains to your home, so there may be some changes there — like a move or a decision to move. Likewise, the Full Moon may affect you via someone who feels like home. One of your most important relationships may reach a climatic point in which you need to make an adjustment. Further, over the next two weeks you’ll likely be doing some house cleaning — literally and metaphorically — getting rid of anything that doesn’t add to your sense of emotional comfort. Recently, you’ve broadened your viewpoint; now it’s time to walk your talk, and make room in your life for the yummy emotional support that makes you feel safe enough to continuously grow and expand. Set aside some time over the next two weeks to “nest and rest,” giving yourself the space to just be. By experiencing more emotional “safety” all your other ventures will flourish.

PISCES: Your electric love this Full Moon may be ideas, as Luna transits your 3rd House of Communications. On the horizon are exciting new subjects you want to teach and learn. Over the next two weeks, do what you can to clear your plate of boring tasks expeditiously, so you can start letting your brain have fun! Additionally, over the next 14 days, you may exchange game-changing correspondences that affect your day-to-day life. You’re in the process of changing your everyday goings-on, so it’s likely to be a work-in-progress for a bit. Your schedule may get hectic, so make sure to balance all this intellectual activity with mental rest, like meditation. Recently, you’ve likely learned a lot about the boundaries you’d like to set; now you’ll actually start setting them to better define your life. Make diplomacy your watchword; with Venus still retrograde, it’ll be important to “try a little tenderness.”

Love You Like That - New Moon in Libra

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But what’s “that?!” How do you want to be loved? That’s the jackpot question this Libra New Moon, and what you’re likely to discover during Venus Retrograde (Oct. 6-Nov. 16). In figuring this out, you’ll find your bliss.

Partnership is balance to Libra, and during Libra season, we need partners to balance ourselves. Not just romantic ones, but all kinds: your best friend, business partner, your “audience” in the world and others whom you support and support you. On this New Moon and its two-week waxing period, you can start attracting whomever and whatever you need to balance your life.

The first step to getting what you want is knowing what you want. Over the past two weeks, since the Full Moon in Aries, we may have become very clear on what we don’t want — what we won’t stand for — and may have drawn lines in the sand: i.e., “This is not me. This is not what I want in my life.” You may have decided to distance yourself from a job, relationship, or lifestyle habit you no longer prefer. It’s this process of knowing what you don’t want that helps determine what you do want. Now it’s a matter of further clarifying your vision of what you want, and aligning with it. To align with it, feel the way you would feel if you were experiencing your ideal reality now; then, by virtue of like attracting like, you sync up with it in your life.

With Pluto making a challenging square to the luminaries, we may find ourselves reverting back to the “scene of the crime,” or regressing back to what we find familiar but not desirable. (This can also happen under Venus Retrograde.) Pluto brings up old shit, and with its aspects to the sun and moon this New Moon, we’ll have to double-down on what we SAY we want. We’ll have to face our old beliefs and fight the fears that hold us back from the rebirth and regeneration that Pluto can bring. This is not always easy, since it involves letting that old part of ourselves die and becoming acclimated to a new version— it’s like a metaphorical death, making the familiar unfamiliar and the unfamiliar familiar.

With Neptune quincunxing the luminaries, we’re tasked with adjusting the pictures we make in our heads. We’re given an opportunity to imagine the new story. Visualization, therefore, is a great tool to use over the next two weeks, and its power lies in emotion: Emotion is what the universe responds to; so don’t just visualize what you want, conjure up the emotions of having what you want. Consistently return to the emotions you want to experience to adjust to the “new normal” that you desire. In doing so, your energetic field will be able to broadcast to the universe the energy you want to attract. Essentially, we have to be disciplined and judicious about the thoughts we think that lead to the emotions we feel.

As mentioned, adding to the discovery and adjustment this new moon is Venus, which is retrograde until Nov. 16. Because the planet of love from our perspective appears to have slowed down, it’s the perfect opportunity to get clear on how you love and how you want to be loved. If someone were to say to you, “I can love you like that,” what would “that” mean? How do you want to be loved? That’s the question you’ll get clear on during Venus’ 40-day transit. And with knowledge of how you want to be loved, you’ll have a better chance of attracting it into your experience.

And it’s not just how you want to be loved you’ll discover this Venus Retrograde, but also how you want to be valued, as Venus rules not just love, but money, too. In its financial respect, Venus Retrograde will help you determine how you want to experience money in your life. How you get paid, what you get paid for, and how much you get paid are called into reflection. Adding value and making money is an energy exchange. Are you expressing your talents in a way that adds as much value to the universe as you can? How might you express yourself better and add more value to the world, which will result in more money in your pocket? With Venus Retrograde, you’ll have a chance to better understand your relationship with money, and how you can allow it to circulate in your life most abundantly.

To sum up:

  • The Full Moon in Aries’ waning period (September 24-Oct. 7) likely made clear what you do not want; ideally, you’ve let go of attachments to what you don’t want over the past two weeks. Or at least distanced yourself from what’s no longer serving you.

  • Today’s (Oct. 8, 2018) New Moon in Libra is about partnerships, and attracting the right ones into your life.

  • Pluto strongly aspected may bring up old shit — we may revert back to old scenarios we said we don’t want. Pluto can also help us to detach from the old self and create a new one — i.e., help us double-down on what we DO want, and transform our emotional energy to match our preferences.

  • Neptune strongly aspected gives us an opportunity to use our imagination and visualization to get acquainted with the emotion of having what is desired. We will need to get acquainted and acclimated with these new emotions, so that they dominate and push out less desirable ones, thus changing our self-image, emotional body and point of attraction.

  • Venus Retrograde (Oct. 6-Nov. 16) is an opportunity to discover how exactly we want to be loved and valued. By its end, we should all be more clear on how we want to be loved and valued i.e., how we want to experience love and money in our lives.

  • Use this New Moon in Libra to align with your desires, and attract them into your life over the next six months.

To find out which area of your chart will be activated by the New Moon in Libra, check to see where 15 degrees of Libra falls in your astrological chart. Likewise, read your sign and/or rising sign below.

ARIES: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 7th House of Partnerships. This will open up a six-month window of opportunity to strengthen the partnerships you’re in, and also find other ones that make you even stronger. With Venus retrograding through your 8th House this month, people from the past may show up with whom you can join resources to better your life experience. During this period as well, you may get a better idea of your internal makeup, which will allow you to experience deeper intimacy with others. Others in your life will help you now more than ever — it’s just a matter of choosing the ones that benefit your expansion, transformation and ideals.

TAURUS: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 6th House of Lifestyle, which encompasses health and work. Feeling as perfect as possible is the goal, so it’s a great time to start a new habit, project or wellness practice. With Venus retrograding through your 7th House of Partnerships this month, October is a time of discovering what you actually need from the partners in your life. Old partnerships from the past may show up; just ensure their effect on you is empowering, should they score a regular role in your life. Create your ideal reality this month by visualizing your ideal lifestyle: What are you doing every day, who are you doing it with, and how does your body feel?

GEMINI: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 5th House of Pleasure, activating things you really love, like romance, your children if you have any, and creative projects. This six-month cycle will help you think less and live more! What do you really love to do, and how can you incorporate these into your daily life to experience joy all the time? Retrograde Venus this month will be transiting your 6th House of Lifestyle, helping you discover how you can best live life on a day-to-day basis. It’s a great time to consider your eating habits, exercise regimen, sleep schedule, the work you do and who you do it for — what day-to-day lifestyle do you need to experience everyday joy?

CANCER: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 4th House of Emotional Security — this pertains to whatever makes you feel warm, safe, secure and nurtured, like your home or family. Over the next six months, you’ll have an opportunity to feel more emotionally secure than ever — so use the next two weeks for extra self-care, getting in touch with your feelings and needs. Retrograde Venus will transit your 5th House of Pleasure, so over this month old flames may return. This month, too, you may discover what you love to do, and how you can experience more joy. Focus on feeling good and doing things you love, expressing the joy and splendor of your inner kid.

LEO: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 3rd House of Communications. You have great mental prowess that will help you develop a great rapport with others during this time. Over the next two weeks is an ideal time to learn something new, start game-changing conversations, and develop the plans you need to succeed. Retrograde Venus will be transiting your 4th House this month, which is all about feeling really cozy and secure. During this time, you may come to understand what you need to feel as perfect as possible; this may mean connecting more with friends and family, to reconsidering your living conditions to create the perfect castle for yourself (e.g., redecorate or move).

VIRGO: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 2nd House of Self-Worth and Finance. The New Moon will allow you to align with higher self-worth and more prosperity over the next six months. Take extra good care of your body and feel really good, and move forward with financially lucrative endeavors. Retrograde Venus will be transiting your 3rd House of Communications, so any correspondences you have made previously may now serve you well. This month, you’ll get a better understanding of how you want your day-to-day environment to feel. You may also realize what you want to learn more of, to excite your mind and fulfill your life purpose.

LIBRA: Happy Birthday, Libra! The New Moon in Libra will transit your 1st House of Identity! This is a huge opportunity to decide who you want to be and what reality you wish to experience. Get in touch with what excites you, as this is your higher mind leading you to your purpose and happiness. Consider your ideal personality, and cultivate new beliefs based on that version of yourself — i.e., what would that new version of you believe? This month, Retrograde Venus is transiting your 2nd House of Self-Worth/Finance. Understand the full extent of your value this month, as the reality you experience is testament of what you believe about yourself, what you believe is possible, and what you’ll allow. For more abundance, express your voice and speak up for yourself. Also make sure you’re enjoying all your senses.

SCORPIO: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 12th House of the Subconscious, giving you two weeks to exchange self-limiting beliefs for empowering ones. For the next 14 days, take time to nest and rest. With less noise around you, you can meditate, visualize, and plant the seeds in your subconscious which will sprout when the sun enters your sign. 1.) Decide who you want to be. 2.) Acquaint your subconscious with the new you. 3.) Act like the new you — motion creates the self. Retrograde Venus is transiting your 1st House of Identity, helping you refashion your personality and how you present — create the version of yourself that knocks your socks off!

SAGITTARIUS: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 11th House of Hopes, Friends and Community. Ask yourself, “Why not?” Why shouldn’t you get whatever you want? The sky is the limit. You’ll find over the next six months how friends and community can give you the ideas and inspiration to make your dreams a reality. Go out, connect and share with others…to a certain extent: Retrograde Venus will be transiting your 12th House of the Subconscious, giving you the opportunity to self-reflect and decide which beliefs are serving you and which are not. Do some soul searching to make sure your beliefs are aligned with the greatest version of yourself you can be.

CAPRICORN: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 10th House of Status. A great time to develop your business goals and strategy, this is the New Moon to forge ahead to the top of the mountain! You’re likely to be called upon for responsibility this month, so take good care of yourself so you can bring your A-game. Meanwhile, Retrograde Venus will be transiting through your 11th House of Hopes, Dreams and Friends this month, giving you an opportunity to take a closer look at these areas: Have your dreams changed? Is an old dream calling you back? Same with friends: You may find some friends aren’t worth your time, while some amigos — past and present — deserve more of you!

AQUARIUS: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 9th House of Expansion. You may have itchy feet, ready to explore new realms. Use the energy of the new moon to move beyond what you know. Perhaps book a trip to another part of the world, or disseminate your knowledge by publishing, broadcasting or teaching, so you have space to learn more! Meanwhile, Retrograde Venus is transiting your 10th House of Status, so it’ll be important to re-examine what you want to be known for, and what kind of mark you want to leave on the world. Professional opportunities from the past may pop up — choose carefully, as careers are often made on “no’s” not “yes’es.”

PISCES: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 8th House of Rebirth. Feeling intense, lately? I bet! This New Moon, you’re tasked with clearing your space of anything that’s not relevant to the reality you want to experience. Release what no longer serves you, and tap into a new energetic field that matches your preferred reality. Joining forces with others — or cutting yourself off from others — is a theme. Retrograde Venus is transiting your 9th House of Expansion. You may find entrepreneurial, publishing, teaching or broadcasting opportunities from the past show up again. By November, you’ll have a good idea about how you want to grow along with the universe.

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Emancipate Yourself - Full Moon in Aries

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Full Moons represent a culmination of energy in which some life area reaches a climatic point. Hopefully you’re finding yourself enjoying the manifestations of intentions you put forth during the New Moon two weeks ago! If so, on this Full Moon, we have Saturn testing your mettle, and Uranus and Mars adding momentum to your trajectory. If you’re not reveling in some glory — or if there’s simply more you want to manifest — this Full Moon is the perfect time to remove any blocks to progress as you advance ahead. That is, “free yourself from mental slavery, as none but ourselves can free our minds.”

Freedom is the keyword for Full Moon in the fiery, pioneering sign of Aries. With Saturn’s restricting square to the luminaries, and Mars and Uranus harmonizing them, your winning formula is to: Note the restriction (Saturn), and bust out of it like a motherfucker (Mars and Uranus energy). Or allow the restriction and work within its confines. But if you want more joy and fulfillment this Full Moon, something likely needs to be released or adjusted.

We could use the energy of this Full Moon to energetically explode like a supernova into someone new. Someone who feels even more amazing, appreciated and clear. Someone who’s even happier, more loved, inspired and rich. But first we have to realize our attachments to those things that run counter to those emotions. And that’s what this Full Moon is about: releasing attachments to that which thwarts our expression, expansion and excitement.

Think of this Aries Full Moon (and its two-week waning cycle) as giving you a blazing torch: You can burn away anything keeping you from feeling free. You can also keep the torch in your back pocket to use later. But as you burn away the past that you no longer prefer, you clear the way for a bright new future, filled with all the stuff you’ve been praying for.

To see which area of your chart where you may be called to burn away obstacles, see where 1 degree of Aries falls in your astrological chart. Likewise, read your sign and/or rising sign below:

ARIES: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 1st House of Identity. You may be feeling on fire and full of life like never before! Look out world! To experience yourself in even more FULL LIVING COLOR, now’s the time to release anything dimming your light. It’s simple: Anything that makes you feel bad is bad. Anything that makes you feel good is good. Those people, places and things that make you feel bad, do what you can to adjust them (e.g., communicate your feelings, needs, etc). And if those things don’t change and continue to make you feel bad, off they go. We have Aries in this world to help us be the best versions of ourselves, so lead by example and say “bye” to BS.

TAURUS: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 12th House of the Subconscious. You may be feeling more serene and spiritual than ever before. When the mind is clear, life is sensual and stable, just as you like it! If not, then this Full Moon is time for some relaxation and mental house-cleaning! We get in life what we believe we deserve, so without proper conditioning of our minds, we run in circles. Whatever you want, use this Full Moon to plant its seed. For it to materialize, remove the self-limiting beliefs that got you what you don’t want right now. Everything we get in life is a result of our beliefs. Instill new beliefs about what you deserve to create change.

GEMINI: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 11th House of Friends, Community and Hopes/Dreams. You may have arrived, Gemini, watching your greatest dreams come alive! You may also feel like you have the priceless support of friends and community that inspire you to shine in the world brighter than ever before! If not, this is the Full Moon to ask yourself, “Why not?” Why shouldn’t you have what would make you happy? Over the next two weeks especially, but also over the next six months, walk away from playing small. Also, make sure the friends and community you have are inspiring you to inspire others — if not, make space for those who will.

CANCER: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 10th House of Status. You may find yourself at the top of the heap in your field, Cancer, enjoying the status you’ve worked so hard to achieve. If you’re still on your way, this is the Full Moon to remove blocks to your ascent up the mountain! First, find out if you’re climbing the right mountain! Do you know what ULTIMATE SUCCESS looks like? Over the next two weeks especially (but also over the next six months) remove any blocks to career advancement. This may mean re-positioning yourself, backing off from projects, jobs, and relationships that run counter to the goal. Remember, careers are made on “no’s” not “yes’es.”

LEO: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 9th House of Expansion. You may be feeling like you’re making love to the world, with new travel adventures and knowledge-gaining experiences that blow your mind! Enjoy all this as the world enjoys you. For more happiness, this is the Full Moon to scratch those itches on your feet. If you find you are in a limiting situation, this is the perfect time to start walking away in search of greener pastures. Additionally, if you feel bored at all, this is the perfect Full Moon to start on a new adventure of the mind! Leos love being “in the know,” so if there’s any subject that grabs your attention, this is the time to embark on a new mind-expanding study.

VIRGO: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 8th House of Rebirth. You may find yourself in a new state, reminiscent of that Talking Heads’ song, “Once in a Lifetime,” asking yourself, “well, how did I get here?” This new state may be amazing and emotionally recharging. If not, use this Full Moon to let the water rinse you clean, and prepare for a new life. That may mean bidding “adios” to people, places and things that bring you down. If you can start to release anything displeasing to allow your life to feel as amazing as possible, this new state is yours. The question is, how much pleasure and happiness can you handle? Push your happiness threshold and flow.

LIBRA: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 7th House of Partnerships. This may be it, Libra! The love of your love may have arrived! Likewise, you may have an unprecedented adoration for your audience and they may be madly in love with you. If you don’t feel you’re there quite yet, this Full Moon will give you the fire to burn away any blocks to unifying with others in a most fun and satisfying way. This may mean making adjustments in your partnerships or audience, so there’s more of an equal exchange of energy. Focus on feeling good and your flow of energy, and the others in your life will reciprocate in kind; if they don’t, well, know there’s others who will!

SCORPIO: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 6th House of Lifestyle. You may feel like your body is all tuned up and in shape, buzzing with health and goodness. And your day-to-day lifestyle may be finally running like a well-oiled machine. To feel even better, use this Full Moon to do an audit of your day-to-day life: Are you getting into a feeling-good state each morning and before bed? Enjoying exercise, meditation, etc.? Your health is your wealth, so release any unhealthy rituals in favor of better ones. Further, if you’re looking for a new job, start the process of letting go of what you’re doing now — often we’re subconsciously attached to what we say we don’t want.

SAGITTARIUS: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 5th House of Pleasure. You may be feeling like the cat’s pajamas this Full Moon, full of love and lust for life! If so, keep up this momentum and milk it until it turns into cheese! If you want to feel even better, use this Full Moon to release anything that’s keeping your heart from feeling light. What — if you let go of it — would renew your sense of childlike play and freedom? More spontaneity, fun, romance and creative expression is yours, so don’t deny yourself. “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death” — don’t be one of them! We need more fun in this world, and it’s YOUR job to show us how it’s done!

CAPRICORN: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 4th House of Emotional Security. You may feel more loved, secure, and cared for more than ever before. And it’s from this feeling-place that your desires can materialize. If you want to feel more secure, use this Full Moon to be more unconditionally loving with yourself. Soothing yourself into a better-feeling state will allow all your endeavors to run more smoothly. Start the process of letting go of what undermines your security. You may decide to change your living situation, for instance, which could be a simple shopping spree at Target or finding a new abode. Whatever you do, take action to feel more at home within yourself.

AQUARIUS: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 3rd House of Communication. You may feel super clear now, your mind sharp and your communications on-point. If not, use the energy of this Full Moon to change the dialogue you have with yourself. Be a fan, not a critic. From that place, realize your day-to-day life is not supposed to be a series of endless sighs. Every day can be fun and exciting. Whatever you’re doing now, if it makes you feel exhausted and mentally taxed, know there’s a better way. In getting your mind in a feeling-better place, you’ll pave the way for everyday excitement. It’s time to find the spark in your heart that lights up your mind.

PISCES: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 2nd House of Self-Worth. You may be feeling super amazing now, having recognized your value which has translated into appreciation and abundance in your life. If not, then take a good, hard look at what you’ve been tolerating lately, and ask yourself if you could be treated better. It starts with you. Use this Full Moon energy to remove blocks to feeling as amazing as possible. Enjoy your body. Appreciate the abundance you do have. Speak up for yourself. Teach people how to treat you. And don’t be afraid to walk away if you feel under-valued. This is the best space that will allow your talents to flourish, which will create abundance everywhere — prosperity, health, happiness etc. Prepare for opportunity.

New Moon in Virgo - Eat Your Cake By the Ocean

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With a powerful trine from transformative Pluto and an expansive sextile with Jupiter, this New Moon’s recipe for success is simple: Let go of what’s holding you back and eat your cake by the ocean — that is, make the daring decisions to make your life as BIG and DELICIOUS as possible.

Check where 17 degrees of Virgo is in your chart, or read your sign and/or rising sign below to see which life area holds new beginnings this New Moon.

ARIES: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 6th House of Work and Health. If you’re looking to make every day better, you’re in luck this New Moon, as your day-to-day lifestyle is primed for a reboot. What kind of changes would you like to see in your work over the next six months? Is it a new job? Adjustments to the one you have? Think about your ideal scenario, and make moves toward it over the next two weeks for best effect. Likewise, if you think your body could feel better, the timing is perfect to rededicate yourself to an exercise regimen and/or a diet that has you feeling amazing and flying high all day. Consider how you want to feel every day and how you want to feel at the end of each day, and then incrementally make changes to achieve those ends.

TAURUS: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 5th House of Affection, covering anything you really love — self-expression, romance, your children if you have any, and just really good times! This week, start the habit of giving your inner child a chance to play and do the things you love — anything that brings you joy. Maybe this is a matter of taking more time out for creativity, or carving more time out of your schedule for date nights, fun with friends, and weekend trips. Note this area of your chart also rules true love! So if you’re wanting to spice things up with your partner, or find the right one for you at this time in your life, get the ball rolling over the next two weeks. Though you’re likely to be busy, by giving yourself more pleasure, everything else will have an easier time coming together and falling into place.

GEMINI: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 4th House of Emotional Security. This week, Gemini, you’ll have an opportunity to get back to basics: What makes you feel secure, loved and cared for? What makes you feel at peace and “at home” within the self? You take your “home” with you wherever you go, so this is the perfect week to habituate more self-care rituals, e.g., a meditation practice, soaks in the bathtub, massage, appreciating yourself more, etc. You can also benefit by making your physical home more comfortable. This may mean finding a new abode if you feel it’s time for a move. This transit can also be about family — your family of choice and family of origin. Take the time to connect with those people who make you feel loved, as deepening your emotional connections now will feed your soul, helping every other area of your life feel better, too. The most important thing to remember: If you want to experience love each and every moment, simply decide to love yourself each and every moment.

CANCER: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 3rd House of Communication. We are constantly communicating — with ourselves and everyone else, even when they’re not around! (Even with people who have passed away — communication still exists, as energy cannot be created nor destroyed, but only take on a different form of energy.) This week, consider how you communicate with everyone, from the closest people in your life to the postman, barrista, the customer service rep, etc. First, however, start communicating with yourself more gently, with less criticizing and more appreciating. Make it a point to change your internal dialogue with yourself, and your communications with others will improve. This month too, you may want to do something new on a regular basis — like take a class or become more involved in social groups. This would be a great use of this transit; jazzing up the things you do will keep you inspired and on your toes!

LEO: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 2nd House of Finances/Self-Worth. This week, Leo, you have a chance to level up your self-esteem and beef up your bank balance! The area of your body associated with this is your throat chakra, as your voice is key to high self-worth and wealth. Notice how your throat feels and how your voice sounds. Does it feel strong there? If not, release the energy by saying what you have to say—aloud to yourself or to whomever else needs to hear you out. By empowering the energy of your throat, you’ll increase your innate sense of value, which can translate into material wealth. If there’s any money-making ideas that you find exciting — be it a new job, asking for a raise, starting a business, or scoring new clients — take action on it ASAP. This is also a great time to develop your natural talents, as your self-expression will infuse richness in other areas of your life.

VIRGO: Happy Birthday! The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 1st House of Identity. This is THE New Moon for you this year — make it count! You have the opportunity to become the “you” you need to be to attract whatever you want into your experience. Want true love? Become true love. Want to attract better money-making opportunities? Take on the state of someone who does. Everything is created from yourself, so think about the things that you want this year, and embody the aspects of someone who would logically have them. To break it down: 1.) Decide who you want to be. 2.) Trust the decision, and 3.) Act like you trust the decision. In life, it’s not about attracting more love, it’s about embodying more love so you attract it; it’s not about attracting money, it’s about becoming a more prosperous version of yourself. Make this year the best one yet, by giving yourself the “permission slip” to experience more life than ever before. Make a list of what you want to attract, and use the above tactics to get cracking!

LIBRA: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 12th House of the Subconscious. This is an interesting transit for you, Libra, as you’re gearing up for your birthday and need to make sure you have the mindset to make the most of your next birthday year. You may want to spend the next two weeks taking it down a notch, nesting and resting, and allow yourself some extra space. With less noise around you, you’ll be in the best position to gauge what will make you happy, and you’ll be able to do some soul-searching to discover how you might be keeping yourself from it. Over this month, it would be advantageous to practice self-hypnosis, meditation, EFT (tapping), visualization and the like to give yourself a leg-up for your new birthday year. In life, we get what we subconsciously believe we are (by virtue of like attracting like) so make sure to feed your subconscious the suggestions of worthiness and deservability you need to manifest your desires. Everything first starts in the mind.

SCORPIO: The New Moon in Virgo will transit 11th House of Hopes, Dreams, Friendship and Community. This month, ask yourself, “Why not?” Why not achieve lofty goals? Fall madly in love? Have it all? Forget any limiting beliefs — if you’re excited about something, that’s your higher self telling you it’s for you and that it CAN be achieved — there are no dangling carrots in the universe. Your (secret) super power, Scorpio, is your imagination: Allow yourself to assume the feeling state of having what you desire, be consistent in calling those feelings up, and take inspired action to make them materialize. Help along your way will be friends and groups of people of like-mind. If you’re ready for some stronger socializing and friends who have your back, this is the month to put yourself out there. There’s a strength in vulnerability that you Scorpios are amazing at embodying.

SAGITTARIUS: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 10th House of Status. If there were a month to try and reach the top, this would be it! So decide, which mountain do you want to climb? If you’re already in your chosen field, you’re in a very advantageous position to rise higher. If you’re looking for a prestigious promotion or to score a big-name client, you’re likely to achieve your aims. Further, if there’s a new career path that excites you, start moving toward it over the next two weeks. The key to this transit it to make sure in your private life you’re feeling nurtured and secure, as the more rooted you are and the more cared for you feel, the higher up the ranks you can climb. The spotlight will indeed be on you this month, so make sure to not overextend yourself, as you’ll want to bring your A game without sacrificing what keeps you balanced (relationships, health, sleep, fun, etc.).

CAPRICORN: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 9th House of Expansion. You’re being urged this month to really suck the melon out of life, and enjoy it full-tilt. You may opt to see more of the world via foreign travel, or emerge yourself in a subject that opens up your mind more than ever before. This transit doesn’t just have to do with expanding your mind, but also your reach: Publishing, broadcasting, teaching…anything that allows you to spread your energy across the universe and change the world is favored. You can be as lofty as you wish in your objectives, as the world is a blank canvas for whatever excites you the most. Most important, this transit is all about clarifying and empowering your life philosophy and vision. First you make your beliefs; then your beliefs make you.

AQUARIUS: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 8th House of Rebirth. This month is a big letting go of what no longer serves you, in favor of something that better does. By the end of the month, you will likely see something end, followed by something new that begins. It could be a belief that you exchange for a more empowering one, or something more external, like a new job, relationship, home, etc. Whatever new beginning is calling your name, envision the absolutely best case scenario, and take inspired action on achieving it. Further, this is a time of understanding your boundaries — where you end and others begin. There may be some people you want to get closer to, and others you want to distance yourself from. Make your decisions based on how you feel, as feeling as good as possible will bring you the most empowerment during this transit (and all transits, really).

PISCES: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 7th House of Partnerships. Over the next month, you have an opportunity to attract into your life the best partnerships. Want a husband? A new best friend? The perfect business partner? The adoring audience that values your message? Get clear on what you want, and over the next two weeks take inspired action to achieve it. Whoever or whatever helps balance you is what’s called for now. During this time, your already-established partnerships can grow deeper, helping you to take on the world. Overall, during this cycle you’re stronger as a two, than you would be flying solo; if you feel disempowered by a partnership, it’s not the right partnership (or needs major fixing) — it’s not partners in general that are the problem. Get clear on exactly what you’re looking for, and enjoy the different kinds of love this transit can inspire.

 

Just Like Heaven-Full Moon in Pisces

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“The song is about hyperventilating — kissing and fainting to the floor,” Robert Smith of The Cure said of his song “Just Like Heaven.” When the song was released on October 5, 1987, the moon was of course in the watery sign of Pisces. But even if it hadn’t been, the song about the girl he loved who’s “just like a dream” is very apropos for this Full Moon: “Dancing in the deepest oceans, twisting in the water”…the lyrics epitomize Pisces which rules dreams, the subconscious, the sublime, and losing oneself in ecstasy. With the moon full in Pisces, it is this just-like-heaven quality that will help make our dreams come true.

First fantasy. Then reality.

With “the summer of retrogrades” [almost] behind us and new ones coming up as soon as October, we’re given a rather small window of opportunity to move forward most advantageously: NOW until Oct. 4. After that, Venus goes retrograde (Oct. 5-Nov. 17) followed by Mercury Retrograde again from Nov. 17-Dec. 6). Thus, it would be best to get as much done as possible between now and early October. From Dec. 6 until March 6, the most important planets will be direct, so you’ll have a strong start for the new year nonetheless. But since the holidays can often take over our lives, it’s best to get things moving as much as possible between now and early October.

The Full Moon’s waning 2-week cycle (now until Sept. 8) is great for releasing and letting go. The New Moon (Sept. 9) and its waxing 2-week cycle (Sept. 9- Sept. 23) are great for attracting new things into your life. To make the best use of these cycles, you’ll start the process of embodying what you want now, and move forward achieving it on the Sept. 9 New Moon. Since in life we get what we subconsciously are by virtue of like attracting like, use the next two weeks to emotionally embody what you desire before moving ahead with new plans on September 9.

There’s a particular area in your astrological chart that the Pisces moon is affecting. This is currently your most sensitive life area — the “hot spot” in your chart where you can make the most progress. To find out which life area is being affected, check where 3 degrees of Pisces falls in your astrological chart; likewise, read your sign or rising sign below to find out where you should aim to feel “just like heaven” to gain the most from this transit.

Aries: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 12th House of the Subconscious, the storage house of all our past experiences. By revisiting the past and “revising” any unfavorable conclusions you made about yourself, you’ll be able to create a new future, feeling stronger and more worthy. All feelings are the result of beliefs; change the belief to be more empowering, and you’ll change your feeling about the situation, helping you to move forward and experience a new story. (An article in Psychology Today helps explain revising the past.) Further, what’s the new story you want to tell that’s going to make you feel just like heaven? Somewhere, someone is making their life a fairy-tale. Why not you? The word “Abracadabra” means “I will create as I speak” — create your fairy-tale life by telling yourself a new story. And stick to it!

Taurus: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 11th House of Hopes, Dreams, Wishes, Friendship and Community. The sky’s the limit for you, as you ask yourself “Why not?” when it comes to your greatest hopes, wishes and dreams: Why not have the love of your life? The perfect profession, a killer body etc.? Dare to dream, and bring yourself to that feeling place of having achieved the dream. You can also use the next two weeks to clear anything in the way of friendship. Imagine new or long-time friends making you feel “just like heaven.” What are y’all doing? Same thing if you want a community: dream up how your ideal community could make you feel amazing. What does it look like? If you don’t know how it looks, that’s OK — just embody the feeling and the space will fill in. Get acquainted with your ideals for the next two weeks, then take inspired action on achieving them Sept. 9 through Sept. 23.

Gemini: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 10th House of Career. If you could be known for anything, what would that be? What award, position or honor would make you feel just like heaven? Being “at the top” of what profession would bring you the most joy? Consider all the possibilities, then choose the one that makes you feel most spectacular. Keep returning to this thought, then take action Sept. 9 through Sept. 23 — by putting yourself out there entrepreneurially, pursuing a new profession or a higher job position.

Cancer: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 9th House of Expansion. What might you explore that would make you feel just like heaven? Is it a new subject, a new country, or a new aspect of yourself? Further, in what ways would you like to “spread your energy” all across the world? Is it by helping one person who helps many? Is it by writing a book or broadcasting your ideas? Is it by making decisions that impact the planet? Consider what mode of expression and expansion feels the best, and embody that feeling over the next two weeks. From Sept. 9 through Sept. 23, take inspired action that leads to your expansion.

Leo: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 8th House of Rebirth. This is a biggie, Leo! Essentially, we’re talking about a new life — or at least one that’s without something familiar and with something different. Think about what weight you’d love lifted off your shoulders that would make you feel just like heaven. Know there’s a compatible way for you to achieve this. Further, what new beginning in your life would make you feel brand new? Is it a new relationship? A better relationship with the one you love? A new career? A new home? Stay flexible over the next two weeks, as it may be a period of letting go. As you do, start to embody your ideal new state. From Sept. 9 through Sept. 23 is a great time to take action and make new plans concrete.

Virgo: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 7th House of Partnerships. Thus, your romantic partners, best friends, and professional partners are the subject of this Full Moon. Use the next two weeks to drop the weak links if possible. Then consider what kind of partnerships would make you feel just like heaven. Do you want partnerships in which trust, humor, and warmth are constants? Embody that! Consider the values you have in your different relationships and how good having them will make you feel. With the dead wood dropped and a better understanding of how you want to feel in your partnerships, move ahead with action in bringing them into your life from Sept. 9 through Sept. 23.

Libra: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 6th House of Work and Health. This is essentially your lifestyle. When you have some downtime and feel good, consider the ideal scenario for your day-to-day. What’s your ideal work situation that would make you feel just like heaven? Is it an easy commute? People who really appreciate what you bring to the table? Whether it’s improving your current work environment or creating a better one, embody the energy of your perfect work situation. Likewise, give yourself time to really experience your body. Is anything uncomfortable? Use the next two weeks to allow well-being to permeate your being, and consider the notion of your body feeling as perfect as possible. How could your body feel just like heaven? From Sept. 9 through Sept. 23 is the best time to move forward in pursuit of a new work situation, or starting a new health regimen with a nutritious diet and exercise program. Though each day may have its challenges, there’s plenty of time every day to feel just like heaven — let this be the goal!

Scorpio: The Full Moon in Pisces is transiting your 5th House of Pleasure. The 5th House governs those things you really love: Romance, sex, self-expression, and children if you have any. Over the next two weeks, ask yourself what you truly love. Or, since you love a lot of things, ask yourself what you’d really love doing at this moment in your life. What in particular might put you on cloud 9, feeling just like heaven? Is it expressing your soul through art? Is it romance? Is it loving your children? Or is it just having a good time, letting your inner child play? Whatever it is, allow your imagination to take you there over the next two weeks. Then, from Sept. 9 through Sept. 23 take the inspired action steps to make it happen.

Sagittarius: The Full Moon in Pisces is transiting your 5th House of Emotional Security, which covers home, family, and whatever makes you feel safe. Over the next two weeks, consider what will make you feel really cozy, secure and comforted — just like heaven! Is it deeper connections with others? An extra 50K in your bank account? A new home you love? Use the next two weeks to imagine how you’d feel having that, and return to this feeling regularly — especially before bed! Then, from Sept. 9 through Sept. 23, take action to allow it to come into your experience. By using this Full Moon to deepen your sense of security, every aspect of your life will be made more sweet.

Capricorn: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 3rd House of Communication. This house covers your day-to-day interactions, as well as teaching and learning. To make the most of this transit, think about what you want to think about! Is there a subject you love so much, that diving into it all day would make you feel just like heaven? The 3rd house having to do with communications, the most important dialogue you’ll ever have is with yourself. Consider what thoughts make you feel good: Perhaps writing a gratitude list every morning, stating empowering affirmations, or making a list of all your positive attributes, accomplishments and compliments you receive will do the trick. Keep feeling good, entertaining the most exciting ideas and always choosing the better-feeling thought. Doing this will empower your mind for the next moon cycle, Sept. 9 through Sept. 23.

Aquarius: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 2nd House of Values. Over the next two weeks, reflect on what in life matters to you most. Sometimes we get so caught up in life, that our values change and we don’t realize they need re-prioritization for happiness. To help with this, release any energy in the throat chakra (sing, scream, talk, write, express yourself). The throat is our self-worth center where we can find our truth, so make this area feel just like heaven! Think of how you might live to always feel amazing in the throat region. Is it speaking up more? Making more money? Having more time for yourself? Consider how your values may have changed, and how certain things are more/less important to you now. By re-calibrating to your revised value system, you’ll get the most heaven from this transit. From Sept. 9 through Sept. 23, take action on your revised values and reinvigorated sense of self-worth.

Pisces: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 1st House of Identity. In Nietzschean parlance, this cycle is about “becoming who you are.” Who you really are is who you want to be. Those traits we love in others are those (sometimes hidden) within ourselves. Over the next two weeks, consider what you love — about yourself and about others, too. Take some time to consider what it would feel like to live in a dream-like existence that feels just like heaven. Is it having a lighter heart? A body that is powerful and strong? A personality that epitomizes faith, trust, truth, and love? Create a version of the “preferential you,” and over the next two weeks, adjust to the new energy. If you should have a negative thought about yourself, let it go, reminding yourself that the new you wouldn’t think that way. If you catch yourself wanting to do something you’d rather not do, gently redirect yourself to the preferential you who would behave differently. This is a shedding of old skin that requires a mixture of gentleness and discipline. From Sept. 9 through Sept. 23, move forward with your new identity and take inspired action to further create yourself and your life.

 

Open Your Heart To______. Your Key to the Solar Eclipse in Leo

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Madonna knows what she’s talking about — she’s a Leo after all! Take her advice for the New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 11, 2018. With Mercury’s square to Jupiter, this eclipse is an opportunity to feel better than ever before.

Leo, the magnanimous, generous and dramatic 5th sign of the zodiac, is ruled by the bright, powerful sun. And the body part it rules is the heart. 

Law of Attraction experts insist that the electromagnetic field around the heart is 5000X more powerful than that of the brain. Therefore, our hearts unlock our true, complete, unabashed joyfulness — which is, incidentally, best represented by the fiery, fixed and fascinating sign of the Lion.

We can thank our lucky stars (ha, see what I did there!?) for helping us determine what will make us happy. Each astrological house, which describes a different life area, can be likened to a “key” for true happiness. During each moon cycle, one of these “keys” turns.

Sometimes the keys turn automatically; sometimes how they turn is up to us.

To find out which life area is key for you this eclipse, check where 18 degrees of Leo falls in your astrological chart. You can also read your sign or rising sign below:

ARIES: Open your heart to: True love, play, fun, your creations (projects and kids if you have some). Madonna song to play on repeat: Cherish

TAURUS: Open your heart to: Your family, your home, feeling good, taking extra good care of yourself and others. Madonna song to play on repeat: Dress You Up.

GEMINI: Open your heart to: Communication, telling people how you feel; learning something new, thinking empowering thoughts, discovering new ways of communicating and expressing your ideas. Madonna song to play on repeat: Express Yourself

CANCER: Open your heart to: your talents, those things you’re really good at. Open your heart to money. Love your money and let your money love you. Madonna song to play on repeat: Material Girl. 

LEO: Open your heart to: Yourself. Your body. Your amazing personality. Open your heart to everyone who sees you. Light them up with your light. Madonna song to play on repeat: Ray of Light

VIRGO: Open your heart to: New beliefs and ideas — empowering ones that make you the hero/heroine of your story. Create the story and tell it to yourself. Fall in love with the story and stick to it. Madonna song to play on repeat: Like a Prayer

LIBRA: Open your heart to: Friends. Your community. Your hopes, dreams, wishes, and ideals. It’s never too late to reignite an old love to catch your soul on fire. Madonna song to play on repeat: Lucky Star

SCORPIO: Open your heart to: Your ambitions. What could you achieve that would make you feel on top of the world? Madonna song to play on repeat: Who’s That Girl

SAGITTARIUS: Open your heart to: Expansion. Broadening your horizons. An empowering life philosophy that makes that 1000-watt smile light up and discover new subjects and stories all around the world. Madonna song to play on repeat: Human Nature.

CAPRICORN: Open your heart to: Letting go. To going with the flow. To whatever feels right. To healing. To a new beginning. To change. Madonna song to play on repeat: Borderline.

AQUARIUS: Open your heart to: Your partners in life. Your audience. In each person, love that part of yourself that you’re wise enough to know is there. Madonna song to play on repeat: Crazy for You

PISCES: Open your heart to: A new lifestyle. A new day-to-day. A new love for nutritious foods and a healthy exercise regimen. A new job. Madonna song to play on repeat: Like a Virgin.

Even though life is meant to be happy and joyful, sometimes we can get stuck in an emotional place that’s miserable. Sometimes it helps to find just one thing you love. Maybe it’s a TV show or a book or a song; maybe it’s looking at a bowl of oranges or a quiet night sky. Maybe you’re more adventuresome, and it’s wearing a cone-shaped bra. Whatever works! If you can just take it easy and relax and hang out and love, you may find that your resistance to well-being softens, and you can unlock the love that makes life more and more and more of a celebration. Put your heart into something, anything. Open your heart — that’s the key.

Nothing Holding You Back — Freedom with the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse!

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In Shawn Mendes song, “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back,” he sings about a girl who turns his world upside down and frees him up to be his new self:

You take me places
That tear up my reputation
Manipulate my decisions
Baby, there’s nothing holding me back

With her, he discovers another world in which his past identity is irrelevant. As his previous plans fall by the wayside, he feels completely free.

This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on July 27, 2018, we’re given an opportunity to experience a new world in which we are free. Aquarius rules the 11th House in astrology, which pertains to one’s hopes, dreams, wishes and ideals. It’s a sign linked to freedom and inspiration, which are two sides of the same coin: In order to be inspired, we must touch upon a new aspect of ourselves. Protocols based on previously determined self-constructs and strategies lose importance. This eclipse, the effects of which can last for the next six months, urges us to throw out the playbook and start fresh.

To learn which life area is being activated by the eclipse (i.e., what life area may need a reset so there’s nothing holding you back) note where 4 degrees of Aquarius is in your chart; likewise, see your sign or rising sign below.

Aries: Sometimes we get so fixated with our eyes on the prize, that we forget to stop and see if our dreams still hold as much heart and meaning. As the Lunar Eclipse transits your 11th House of Hopes, Dreams and Ideals, check in with yourself to see if attaining a different goal would bring you more satisfaction. If so, don’t be afraid to change the plan and give all you got to a new ideal. It’s not like the work you’ve done already is for naught; it all comes together and is part of the journey. The 11th House also rules friendship and community: If you feel your tribe no longer matches your vibe, don’t be afraid to distance yourself from the familiar to pursue new like-minded people who really “get you.” Friends and community can inspire and galvanize your greatest hopes, wishes, dreams and ideals. Let yourself be lit up.

Taurus: When we get to the top of the mountain, sometimes we have to ask ourselves if it was the right mountain! Or which mountain is next! As the Lunar Eclipse transits your 10th House of Status, you’ve reached a peak professionally. As professional matters come to a head, you’ll have a “bird’s eye view” of the world, and will realize that you have some choices to make. Over the next six months, allow yourself to explore new terrain. Consider what excites you the most, and what you want to be known for. Sure, this may mean charting a new course and there’s no guarantees, but it’s responsible to keep inspired and it’s practical to build your life on rich, pure, fertile soil. With Uranus, the planet of change, in your sign for the next several years, the maxim “change is stability” has never been more on-point.

Gemini: You’re so good at being logical, communicating, handling the day-to-day aspects of life. But as the Lunar Eclipse transits your 9th House of Expansion, you may find yourself wanting more and wondering, “What else is there?” Your work or neighborhood may feel too familiar, and you might be getting itchy feet. Although you have this great ability to learn no matter where you are, sometimes you have to explore realms that are completely unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Over the next six months, allow yourself the freedom to explore the world. Your energy now longs for expansion: Take a trip to a foreign land, consider moving 5000 miles away, throw yourself into a brand new subject you find exciting. The sky is yours, Gemini, and the only limits are those you put on yourself. You always have the power to see differently — and the more you see, the more you see.

Cancer: Where you begin and others end is a question you may be asking yourself lately, as the Lunar Eclipse transits your 8th House of Rebirth. Yes, the 8th House is no joke — sex, death, taxes, and joint resources all fall under its domain. Thus, over the next six months, you can expect things to change in one or more life area. The best way to handle this is by going with the flow and being flexible, as resisting changes now will be downright exhausting. Your soul is calling for evolution, a need to drop the dead wood and start fresh and anew. You don’t necessarily need to leave your spouse, change jobs, etc., but such things will probably need to evolve. You’re transforming, Cancer, and that means really great things are ahead if you allow yourself to feel good, follow your excitement, and embrace the “magic of new beginnings.” Make sure to give yourself the extra TLC you need so you’re strong enough to handle all the abundance you deserve and desire.

Leo: “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.” Such is the theme of this Lunar Eclipse for you, which transits your 7th House of Partnerships. The focus will be on the “other” in your life, whether you want a relationship, want to deepen the one you’re in, or say “sayonara” in favor of more fulfilling partnerships. With these eclipses, we learn quickly that half-measures do not perform well, so get ready to get ready to make a decision: Are you in or out? If in, use this eclipse and the next six months to find a balance: Discover and express what you need to feel fulfilled, sure, but find out what the others in your life also need. Understanding others now, deepening your connections, and doubling down on your commitments will make your heart sing: It’s funny, but when we put the focus on others, that’s when our true selves can really shine.

Virgo: Lines will be drawn in the sand this eclipse, putting you on a new trajectory for the next six months. It’s not so much about setting boundaries with others, but creating rules for yourself to feel as perfect as possible. The Lunar Eclipse will be transiting your 6th House of Work, Health and Day-to-Day — your lifestyle. This is a very sensitive part of your chart, Virgo, as your sign governs this life area. Is your job sustaining your lifestyle but sucking the life out of you? If so, use this eclipse to get comfortable with the concept of having both a handsome salary and work that fulfills. We get in life what we allow. Further, how do you feel physically? Your body is super-sensitive, so if leveling up your fitness regimen or cleaning up your diet will make you feel more perfect, make the decision: Consider how this “new you” will be, what she’ll do, and act accordingly. Create the right system and process — one that you can sustain — and you’ll be feeling a lot better in time for your birthday.

Libra: French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal once said, “The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.” Such is the theme for you this Lunar Eclipse which transits your 5th House of Joy. If you’ve been bogged down with obligations and what you should do, starting Friday into the next six months, you’ll be inclined to give yourself a reprieve. What are we really here for? Our purpose is joy, and now’s the time to find out what (or who!) you really love and abandon yourself to it. The good news is that this is actually one of the most practical things you can do: The heart energizes the entire body, and is way more powerful than the brain. If you surrender to what you love, you’ll be stronger, and all those other things that you want to achieve are likely to flow into your experience with less resistance. So forget what on the surface doesn’t seem reasonable; what’s most reasonable is that your heart is soaring and that you feel more alive than ever before.

Scorpio: It’s often said that “Home is where the heart is.” Another way of understanding this is that we take our home around with us wherever we go. This concept of emotional security is the hot topic as the Lunar Eclipse transits your 4th House of Home, Family and Internal Security. Over the next six months, figure out what makes you feel safe, secure and comfortable. Allow yourself to feel how you want to feel (use your amazing imagination) and move toward situations that allow you to easily sustain those feelings. You may find that you need to let go of things that undermine your confidence to feel more comfortable and safe; this could be a matter of leaving some stressful people and situations behind. Key to your success is determining how you want to feel — choosing your feeling state — and not letting circumstances dictate your mood; in doing this, your actions will create circumstances that feel a lot better.

Sagittarius: You Sagittarians usually love vacations. But every day should feel like a vacation ideally, and life lately may not feel this way. As the Lunar Eclipse transits your 3rd House of Communications, you’re ready to jazz up your everyday environment. Those daily interactions with your neighbors, co-workers, spouse, the dry cleaning lady, etc., — they need not be so mundane. You can either change who you deal with daily and what you do, or take another approach to what you’re doing. As a Sagittarius, you have a contagious optimism that makes you loved and lucky; how about punching this up? In The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Delois Wattles, he advises that we embody an “an advancing personality,” conveying the impression that you’re advancing everyone you interact with. Imagine helping everyone you encounter feel better simply by expressing your naturally optimistic spirit or flashing your therapeutic smile? If this seems like a challenge, find something that excites you, keeping yourself in learning-mode so that spark of yours is irrepressible and inextinguishable.

Capricorn: If you’re not having fun making money, you’re doing it wrong. And to expand this concept, if you’re not having fun doing anything, you’re could be! As the Lunar Eclipse transits your 2nd House of Self-Worth, you may be inclined to value yourself and your time more, and that may mean distancing yourself from anything that feels belabored. Since you’re typically not big on sudden moves (which aren’t advised under an eclipse anyway) perhaps position yourself to better enjoy whatever you have going on. As you consider all your options for where your energy can be best used, ask yourself how your current situation — exactly as it is now — can benefit you. Your current circumstances can provide the perfect stepping stone for deriving more value out of your life. Open up your throat chakra — sing, scream, have a conversation with yourself — and really awesome options will open up and you’ll realize they were there all along.

Aquarius: When you change yourself, everything you look at changes. Such is the theme as the Lunar Eclipse in your sign transits your 1st House of Identity. Who we are is variable; you could be a life-long lover of chocolate ice cream, and then — in a flash — decide to be someone who favors strawberry ice cream more. What, is someone going to challenge you and say “that’s not who you are!” Maybe. But it won’t matter. This eclipse is an opportunity for you to change your self-construct: If you want to be someone who loves strawberry ice cream, thrives in leadership, loves the idea of being in a relationship or living as a monk in the mountains, just make the decision that’s who you are. You can always go back to who you were, or choose another course entirely. The point is that you have to evolve. Not tapping into another dimension of yourself during this time is the most torturous thing you could do. Follow your impulses and explore another aspect of yourself — true freedom lies in choice, not in a self-imposed box.

Pisces: As the most evolved, spiritualized sign of the zodiac, you intuit how we’re all connected and how there’s so much more to life than what we experience. As the Lunar Eclipse transits your 12th House of Transcendence, you’re getting a strong sense that other worlds exist. In fact, this liberating transit will having you wanting to escape into the other worlds even more than usual! That’s OK: You’re getting a taste of what can be made possible, and are probably on information-overload. Do what you can to trust this subliminal process and take extra good care of yourself as you go through it: Unplug the phone, take a day off from work, cancel plans and hang out under the covers — whatever lessens the noise around you now is a good idea, because you’re changing and evolving, and really need space and peace. Over the next six months, make sure to check in with yourself more, and schedule downtime if necessary. Listen to meditations, binaural beats, inspirational speakers; your subconscious is a sponge now, and you want to download only the most helpful information. Something new is coming, so give yourself the space to find and flow into the most exhilarating, ecstatic experiences.

If This Is It - The New Moon Solar Eclipse 7/12/18

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In the 1984 song If This Is It , Huey Lewis pleads to a girl who can’t decide what she wants. He wants to stop wondering what’s going on, and know whether he should move on or be with her:

If this is it, please let me know
If this ain’t love you’d better let me know
If this is it, I want to know
If this ain’t love baby, just say so

Likewise, during the Solar Eclipse on July 12, 2018 (which is in effect for the next six months) our higher self is asking us to shit or get off the pot. That’s why people have been feeling out of sorts lately; they intuit that a new beginning is needed, but they’re tentative about the sacrifices, changes and challenges for that commitment, just like the girl in the Huey Lewis song.

Transformative Pluto, the planet that breaks down the old to make room for the new, opposes the luminaries and gives us an ultimatum: If you want this, you must do this. If the new normal is not worth the adjustment, and we decide to arrest the new beginning, we will still have a new beginning, just with the previous status quo.

To see which life area is being activated by the eclipse, look to where 20° of Cancer is in your chart; you can also read your sun and/or rising sign below.

Aries: The new beginning is about EMOTIONAL SECURITY, as the Solar Eclipse will hit the Fourth House. Pluto’s opposition takes place in the Tenth House of Career, calling for a balance between the private and public lives: Is your career trajectory fostering your emotional security? What changes can be made professionally to create more emotional sustenance? Is it climbing up another level, more creativity, or a new career entirely? In essence, what will make you feel more at home in the world.

Taurus: The new beginning is about COMMUNICATIONS, as the Solar Eclipse will transit the Third House. The Plutonian opposition takes place in the Ninth House of Beliefs. Whatever you believe makes life worth living —your life philosophy — needs to inform your day-to-day activities. Ex.: if you believe life should be joyful, you wouldn’t stay in a job you hate; if you believe life’s a bitch, you’ll stay in a dead-end job (relationship, home, etc.). You’re being asked to declare your world-view by your daily lifestyle.

Gemini: The new beginning is about VALUES, as the Solar Eclipse will hit the Second House. Values change; are you living according to what matters more to you now? The Pluto opposition occurs in your Eighth House of Rebirth: Is the desire to reprioritize values (e.g., family, fun, wealth) strong enough for you to let go of previous priorities and preferences? What door needs to be shut tight for the new value to stand strong? Are you cool with the consequences of not closing it?

Cancer: The new beginning is about IDENTITY, as the Solar Eclipse will transit the First House. We are constantly creating ourselves — in two seconds, you could decide to be someone new, believe that you are this new person, and act accordingly to create an entirely different life story. The Plutonian opposition takes place in the House of Partnerships: If this new identity is to exist, how will your partnerships change? Are you willing to make the adjustment? Are your partners willing to change along with you?

Leo: The new beginning is about the SUBCONSCIOUS, as the Solar Eclipse hits the Twelfth House. We get in life what we subconsciously believe we are by virtue of like attracting like: If you’re not happy with your lot, then you must turn to your subconscious and see what beliefs are to blame. The Plutonian opposition occurs in your Sixth House of day-to-day activities. We are what we repeatedly do, so look at your daily schedule (work, health habits) and ask if it’s a vibrational match to your desires. If not, make the changes to your daily routines that instill the feeling of consistent success.

Virgo: The new beginning is about HOPES, WISHES & IDEALS, as the Solar Eclipse hits the 11th House. This area of the chart teaches us that if we have a desire, then it can materialize — that there are no “dangling carrots” in the universe. Pluto’s opposition takes place in the Fifth House of Self Expression. Are you creatively expressing yourself in a way that is aligned with your greatest hopes, wishes and ideals? Are you having fun moving toward your goals? What’s the next level of self-expression needed to make your dreams come true? Could it just be having fun, enjoying more romance and laughter?

Libra: The new beginning is about CAREER, as the Solar Eclipse hits the Tenth House, which depicts the highest point one can reach professionally. The Plutonian opposition is emotional security, as it’s in the Fourth House. To climb higher and achieve more, how can you feel more emotionally secure? Is it a new relationship? A new job? More sex? Or is it letting go of something that’s causing more harm than good (like a job or relationship)? Or is it just a matter of staying in a situation but adjusting it accordingly?

Scorpio: The new beginning is about EXPANSION, as the Solar Eclipse transits the Ninth House. How much do you want to expand? How far will you allow your talents go? The opposition of Pluto is about communications, as it hits the Third House. Are you communicating how far you want to go to both your personal and professional contacts? Or are you thwarting yourself by being quiet? Let your desires be known to help bring them to fruition, or find a more desirable plan that doesn’t rock the boat.

Sagittarius: The new beginning is about REBIRTH, as the Solar Eclipse will hit the Eight House; opposing Pluto will be in the Second House of Personal Resources. In order to be reborn, or merge with another in some capacity, there’s certain things you will have to relinquish. For instance, a new career may mean a new lifestyle; moving in with someone requires less control over your space. If you want this new beginning, you’ll have to make adjustments pertaining to those things you had previously valued more. If you don’t want the new beginning, you’ll still have one, but with the previously scheduled program.

Capricorn: The new beginning is about PARTNERSHIPS, as the Solar Eclipse hits the Seventh House. The Plutonian opposition is about identity, as it transits the First House. We’re constantly deciding who we are. If you want a new partnership or want your partnership to improve, you need to tap into another version of yourself. If you’re not willing to change, then accept the way things are with all its strengths and limitations.

Aquarius: The new beginning is about LIFESTYLE, as the Solar Eclipse transits the Sixth House. The Pluto opposition occurs in the Twelfth House of the Subconscious. Is your subconscious commitment to your work and health 100%, or are you dragging your feet, not giving it your all? The results will show. If you want to work and feel a certain way, you need to change your subconscious beliefs and check in with your actual level of commitment. If you’re not willing to change or commit, that’s okay, too — just stop running in circles, getting annoyed when the results you’re after don’t materialize.

Pisces: The new beginning is about SELF-EXPRESSION, as the Solar Eclipse transits the Fifth House. The Plutonian opposition is about Hopes and Dreams, as it hits the Eleventh House. Clearly define your hopes and dreams, and ensure your self-expression is aligned with these ideals. If you’re not up for expressing yourself in such a way, maybe it’s a matter of revising those hopes and dreams, as they can change sometimes without us noticing.

Empower Your Perspective - New Moon in Gemini

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Gemini teaches us that we always have the power to see differently.

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, we have a New Moon in the sign of the twins. All New Moons are a time for New Beginnings, and in Gemini, this one is great for learning, communications, and playfulness. Most important, however, this New Moon presents us with an opportunity to see life from a more empowered perspective. Is life always working out for you? From an empowered perspective, yes — it is.

Shakespeare said “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” He was right: Every circumstance is actually neutral. Anything that happens can be likened to a “prompt.” We are the assigners of meaning to everything: A woman’s husband dies; she can see this as her life being over or as a new lease on life. A man loses his job; he can see it as complete failure, or an opportunity to go on to bigger and better things. It’s up to them — it’s up to us — we assign meaning to everything.

Granted, this can be difficult: For instance, we can’t expect a woman who just lost her husband to start rejoicing. (Though I suppose it depends on the husband!) When our expectations are dashed and we’re disappointed, it can be quite traumatic and heart-wrenching. But if we can start thinking that way now— “everything is always working out for me” —we can heal our wounds faster, reduce our downtime, and more swiftly leverage seemingly negative circumstances to our advantage. We can start by thinking, when anything happens, “how can this, exactly as it is, serve me?” This is what being a creator is all about. This is what being an artist is all about: Molding what you have to play with. Gemini rules the hands, which we use for everything we do, so use this month to start seeing circumstances as the matter you need to create whatever you wish.

This New Moon is at 22° Gemini, so note where that falls in your chart to see in which life area you can do the most molding or playing this month. Likewise, read the write-up for your sun and/or rising sign below to find out which area of your chart is lit up for you over the next 30 days.

Aries: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Third House of Communications. You can expect a new “air” cycle in your life — new ways of thinking, new places to go, new things to do, new people to meet and see. This is also a great time to move forward with any writing or creative projects you want to launch. Further, the Third House is very curious — perhaps there’s a new subject you’d like to study that you’ll want to incorporate in your communications with the world. Most important, the Third House is about the mind: How you think creates how you feel, and how you feel creates your reality — so do what it takes to feel as perfect as possible to maintain a most advantageous perspective!

Taurus: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Second House of Self-Worth. If you’re not happy in your job, now’s a great time to find a new one. Likewise, if you feel like you deserve a raise, now may be the time to ask. This transit is about increasing your self-worth, which may not even have to do with your job: It could mean just speaking up for yourself more and taking more responsibility for how you allow yourself to be treated. Make sure to activate your throat chakra more over the next month; singing, speaking up, and airing out your feelings are all ways to activate your throat chakra and increase your self-worth, which will increase your value in the world.

Gemini: Happy Birthday, Gemini! You have extra mojo to make things happen this month — so go for the gold in every area of your life. The New Moon transits your First House of Identity, so getting what you want is a matter of being “reborn” into that new person who would have it. This rebirth can help you attract more love, money, achievement — whatever you wish. Decide who you want to be, trust that decision and act like you trust that decision. Remember that the Universe doesn’t speak languages; you have to consistently experience and broadcast the emotions of having what you want in order to attract it. You have a strong mind, Gemini — use your imagination and your ability to play “make believe” to manifest the best year yet.

Cancer: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Twelfth House of the Subconscious. Take this time to process the last 12 months: what worked, what didn’t, what do you want to make better, etc. In allowing yourself this time to rest and reflect, you’ll be ready to take center stage and make the most empowered decisions during your Solar Return (next birthday year). Thus, over the next month, catch up on sleep, rest and relax, and to make the very most of this transit, program your subconscious: We get in life what we subconsciously believe we are by virtue of like attracting like, so listen to empowering subliminals and self-hypnosis (there’s plenty on YouTube), say affirmations etc. — this will give you a head-start to a banner year.

Leo: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Eleventh House of Friends, Hopes, Wishes, and Ideals. This transit will increase your confidence and urge you to ask “why not?” Why not go big in terms of your career? Why not manifest the perfect love, friendship, house on the beach etc.? The sky’s the limit for you this month, so feel fantastic, surround yourself with people who feel good about themselves, and go for the gold — that’s the element that you rule, after all! This is also a great month to find your “home away from home” — a group of friends or like-minded people that inspire your grandest ideals. Now’s the time to know that the sky is yours, so be like the sun and shine.

Virgo: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Tenth House of Status/Achievement. If there were ever a time to get ahead professionally, this would be it, Virgo! There’s a spotlight on you professionally now, so make sure you’re feeling great and getting your rest, exercise, etc., so you can handle any extra responsibilities with grace and aplomb. Likewise, if there’s a new job or project you would like now — like a better title or an impressive client — go for it! You’ll appear superior to your competition this month, so leverage your advantage! It may help to enjoy high places — the Empire State Building, rooftops, Ferris Wheels [!], etc. — as seeing life from a higher vantage point will inspire this month’s journey to the top.

Libra: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Ninth House of Expansion. Essentially, this is a transit about expanding energy in the world. This could involve traveling (expanding your worldview), publishing/teaching/public speaking (expanding your reach), or learning (expanding your mind). The goals you’ve created for yourself, both personally and professionally, require you to become bigger. Make a decision to not sweat the small stuff or let the inconsequential get the best of you — you want to use this month to think big be big and go big, which means being the “bigger person” or even moving on from situations that compel you to play small. A heart that feels good will inspire you to grow and grow and grow — your heart feels good so your arms are wide open to the universe — so make feeling good your first priority!

Scorpio: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Eight House of Rebirth. This transit is one that your sign will handle better than most, as yours is a sign that knows the importance of metamorphosis. This month, you may be called to say “goodbye” to something in yourself — like self-defeating thoughts or behavior patterns. Or it may be external; you may decide you’ve outgrown a job or relationship, for instance. Or perhaps you’ll want to hold on to the job or relationship, but transform it completely. This is the month to drop or transform things so that your life has the most heart and meaning — this will allow you to experience the fullest extent of your power.

Sagittarius: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Seventh House of Partnerships. If you’re looking to empower your partnerships — both personal and professional — this is the perfect month to do so. Likewise, if you’re ready to start a journey with someone else — again, also personal or professional — let this be the month you make it happen. Partnering up now will make you shine. Further, if you have an “audience” that you serve or perform for, the Seventh House could be them: What does your audience need from you? Does your cup overflow so you’re able to give your best? Take the time to feel as good as possible so that others will jump on your magic carpet ride!

Capricorn: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Sixth House of Work and Health. The Sixth House is about your day-to-day regimen, so this is a great time to improve processes at work, or score a new job altogether. Further, this is the perfect New Moon for you to start a new exercise or diet regimen so that you’re able to bring your strongest self to the world every day. With a new system in place — for work, health or both — you’ll find every area of your life more empowered. Don’t underestimate the power of a healthy lifestyle and feeling great when it comes to staying on top. And if your daily job has your grinning and bearing it too often, do yourself a favor and find a more fulfilling means to your end.

Aquarius: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Fifth House of True Love and Fun! The Fifth House represents anything you really love — fun, romance, creativity and children if you have any or want to. This is the month to let your heart shine and indulge the inner kid in you that likes to play and have a good time. If your relationship needs a reboot, this is the month to bring back the spark that creates an “eternal flame”[!] Likewise, if you’re looking for romance, use this month to make it happen. Every day, make it a point to keep things “light,” as that will help you keep your inner “lights” ON so that you’re guided toward true, complete happiness. Keep inspired, Aquarius — that’s your job!

Pisces: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Fourth House of Home and Family. This transit is really about internal emotional security, as you bring your “home” with you wherever you go. That being said, our physical home is where we go to retreat and regain our self-trust, so do what you can to make your home more comfortable this month, be it redecorating or moving if desired. Part of rebooting your emotional security may be about getting back to your roots; take the time to reconnect with family, or heal your connection with them if they’re not in your life. However you do it, use this month to feel comfy and cozy — with renewed inner peace, you’ll experience the world with new, fresh eyes.