Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Full Moon in Taurus - What does it mean?

What’s the message of this Full Moon? - Get physical!!

Taurus is all about your senses, enjoying earthly pleasures, so this is a great time to give yourself something pleasurable – it could be a lovely hot bath with some nice smelling oils, a massage, a walk in the country, a trip to the beach, going out for a sumptuous meal, making home-made cakes, going around naked, having some unhurried time in the garden, sensual delights……anything that stimulates your senses is going to be heightened during this Full Moon in Taurus.

Taurus is an earth sign and is very physical and the Moon is Exalted in Taurus. This means that it is a great placement for the Moon as it can give full expression in a practical way to its emotions.

This Moon is ruled by Venus so it will involve your finances and your relationships in some way, especially your finances. Look at how well you are using resources and money. Are you building an enduring structure? Are there ways to draw on your natural gifts that can lead to financial abundance? This Full Moon will help to draw you in that direction.

Taurus very much wants a life that is warm, soft, comfortable, sensual, with beautiful surroundings, great music and art, colourful – all things that help to soothe and heal anxiety and worry. Taurus rules survival and therefore your security – personal security and global security. This is a time to face personal and national greed and selfishness. See if you can be more generous to others during this Full Moon to affirm your prosperity.

I have Moon in Taurus natally and it is in my 11th house. I am always conscious of security and it will be further triggered during the Full Moon. It’s important for me to take a look at my dreams and wishes – to see if they are realistic and can be accomplished. Or have I been too conservative in my projections? Am I playing it too safe? Where to I need to break out and experiment with new ideas and options? The 11th house is all about humanitarian exploits and I have started to help out at an old age home – just feeding the residents who are unable to feed themselves. This Full Moon in my 11th house forces me to look at how I can give more generously to those less fortunate than myself, not thinking so much about my own security, but focusing on other peoples’ survival needs.

If you know where this Full Moon falls in your chart, then you will see which area of your life will be activated.

If you don’t have your chart and you only know either your Sun Sign or your Rising sign:

If you are an Aries Sun or Ascendant, it will fall in your 2nd house.
Taurus Sun or Ascendant, in your 1st house
Gemini Sun or Ascendant, in your 12th house
Cancer Sun or Ascendant, in your 11th house
Leo Sun or Ascendant, in your 10th house
Virgo Sun or Ascendant, in your 9th house
Libra Sun or Ascendant, in your 8th house
Scorpio Sun or Ascendant, in your 7th house
Sagittarius Sun or Ascendant, in your 6th house
Capricorn Sun or Ascendant, in your 5th house
Aquarius Sun or Ascendant, in your 4th house
Pisces Sun or Ascendant, in your 3rd house

For example if you are a Sagittarius Sun or Ascendant it will fall in your 6th house of work and service. You may have some emotional issues to deal with at work, there may be financial problems that need to be resolved, you may find yourself giving to someone you work with and helping them in some way. This is also the house of health so it’s a great time to do something really positive for your physical body – have a massage, go out for a delicious meal, treat yourself to something you love, get some flowers, spend time in the garden if you enjoy gardening, just make sure you do something that makes you feel nourished.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Use Astrology To Time Your Important Events

Getting your timing right – how Astrology can help

One of the greatest benefits of astrology is that it can help you time crucial events in your life to your greatest advantage. For example, if you are thinking of starting a business, when would be the best time to do it?

When I started my property investment business in London I checked out astrological aspects. I chose a date that would give the business its best possible chance for success. I tried to ensure that the financial aspects were favourable, that it was a good time for the particular business I wanted to start and that it had the potential to be a great success. For example, Cancer was on the midheaven and Cancer rules property and real estate, so that was a good position for the fledgling business and also good for dealing effectively with the public. With the Moon in Capricorn, this meant I could help people to solve their financial problems and find practical and sensible solutions to fit their needs. The great financial aspect at the time involved the conjunction of Jupiter and Venus also in Cancer which are both money planets and in the sign ruling real estate. It couldn’t be better! So I chose that date to incorporate Stratford Properties and I went from having just a small inheritance from my father to a multi million pound business within just a few years. Yes of course I had challenges to face just like any business does, but overall, the aspects showed me that I had a good chance to create a very profitable business.

I have done this with clients who wanted to know when would be the best time to launch a new product idea, when would be a good time to launch their new book, would this be a good time to become self-employed? These are all great questions that astrology can address and can give you optimum dates for success.

Other important questions that astrology can address are things like:
Is this a good time to sell my house? Is it likely to sell or should I wait until a better time?
Recently, I wanted to sell a small property I owned and by looking at my aspects, I knew I had a small window of opportunity in which to sell. I also knew that I would not get back my initial investment and I would have to drop the price in order to find a buyer. With this information, I was able to price the property so that it attracted buyers and I did sell it in less than two weeks! So even in a difficult market, as long as you know your parameters, you may be able to find a buyer. However, with another property, as it was in a much higher price bracket, I knew that I would be wasting time and money if I were to put it on the market at this time. So I chose to rent out that property instead.

Another question might be whether this is a good time for you to move?
Should I look at changing my career at this time?
Is it a good time for me to get into a relationship?

For example, the transits might show that for the next couple of years you are best not getting into a relationship as it will not be able to survive these transits. Anything you get into during this period won’t last, so you can save yourself a great deal of heartache by waiting until the transits are over.

For anything involving timing of your most important events, consider using astrology to guide you to your best possible results.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Moon Signs - what they mean

Moon Signs

Most people know their Sun sign but few are aware of the importance of their Moon sign. The Sun stays in a sign for approximately 28 days, whereas the Moon changes sign every two and a half days so it is a much more sensitive point in person’s chart. The Moon in your chart shows your child within, how you respond and react to situations, your emotional self and it is very important in connection with how you relate to other people. If you are in a relationship with someone who has a compatible Moon sign to you, chances are you will feel comfortable and at home around them. If it is not in a compatible sign with your Moon sign, you may feel as though they drain your energy, you feel as though they are rubbing your fur the wrong way. I’m sure many of you can identify with that feeling.

So let me outline the main characteristics of each Moon sign and I’d appreciate it if you could send me feedback as to whether you identify with your Moon sign or whether it doesn’t fit you at all:

Moon in Aries
You are spontaneous and you need to be active. You can flare up quickly but then forget just as quickly what upset you in the first place. You like to try out new things, to go on adventures, to be the first, to be inspirational. You have a natural enthusiasm. You can be very impatient especially if someone else is very slow. You need to feel the earth moving under you.

Moon in Taurus
You like comforts in life, you like some predictability, you like sensual things – you love nice food, nice surroundings, beautiful things, nature, scenery, flowers, music – anything that stimulates your senses. You do not like change and you can get into a rut if you don’t watch it. You are insecure around money and you definitely need a nest egg to make you feel safe.

Moon in Gemini
Emotionally you think first and feel afterwards. You tend to analyse your emotions and you don’t like strong displays of emotion. You are more thinking than feeling. You are very flirtatious by nature and you charm people with your eloquence with words. You are restless and you don’t like to be tied down. You have many interests and are easily bored.

Moon in Cancer
You are extremely sensitive, caring and nurturing. You have a tendency to hide your feelings even though you feel everything very deeply. You are easily hurt and you don’t like to show it. You need time and space alone and can be a very private person. You are moody – up one minute and down the next.

Moon in Leo
You need to be admired, appreciated and adored. If you don’t feel as though you are being noticed, you can get quite depressed. You are very creative, affectionate and generous. You do need to be in the limelight at least some of the time and you like to be in charge and organise everything.

Moon in Virgo
You are practical and you don’t like to express your emotions. You see feelings from an analytical perspective and you don’t see any point to them unless they have a practical use. You can seem detached, but you do like to be helpful. When you feel as though you are being of service then you feel you can connect emotionally to other people.

Moon in Libra
You are charming, diplomatic and gracious and you hate conflict. You have a tendency to compromise rather than rock the boat. You need to make sure that you get your needs met and don’t give too much way all the time. You like to keep the peace and constant arguments and conflict can make you ill. You like comfort and convenience and you like to be loved and popular.

Moon in Scorpio
Your emotions run deep but you don’t like to show them. You are intensely loyal and true, but you will not abide being taken advantage of. You have definite motives for your actions. You are good at getting to the bottom of situations and are a great researcher. You don’t like change much and you have to make sure that you don’t create a series of crises in your life to bring about much overdue changes.

Moon in Sagittarius
This is a friendly, optimistic placement for the Moon and you want everyone around you to feel good. You don’t like heavy emotions and you prefer to keep things on a more superficial level. You have a tendency to promise more than you can deliver. You need adventures and surprises and fun things to do. You like to party and enjoy life.

Moon in Capricorn
You are reliable, honest and trustworthy. You do not like to show your emotions and you can be a very private person. You like to have a job of work to accomplish and you like to have goals that you are reaching towards. You can be good in business and you do need to find a use for everything. You need to find ways in which you can get in touch with your emotions otherwise you may become depressed.

Moon in Aquarius
You are offbeat, unusual and quirky by nature and you can detach yourself from your emotions quite easily. You think first and feel later. You are friendly and sociable but often you don’t know how you are feeling and this can make you seem aloof and insensitive. You have a great sense of fun and you like to see the funny side in all situations no matter how serious they are. You are great to have around in a crisis as you can keep your cool.

Moon in Pisces
You are emotional, sensitive, caring and soft. You have a tendency to pick up other people’s emotions and you may have to learn how to protect yourself. You definitely need time and space to yourself to recharge your batteries. You often don’t know where your feelings begin and where other people’s feelings end. You are often confused and music and the arts can be soothing for you emotionally.