Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Moon in Scorpio October 26th 2011

This New Moon at 3 degrees Scorpio gives you the opportunity to look deep inside yourself, to question what is important in your life and to strip away anything that is no longer serving you. It could be a car that’s not really working properly, it could be your house that needs some repairs, it could be a business that isn’t giving you pleasure any more, it could be a relationship that’s lost its fire…Be prepared to discard what is not working and release it. Don’t hang on. Make space for new, more nourishing experiences to come into your life. Scorpio is all about letting go. The more you hang on, the more difficult it will be for you. If you go along with the changes that are being asked of you, your life will be a whole lot easier to manage.

What are your deepest wishes? If you are stuck in a quagmire of emotions and unhealthy habits that are keeping you from achieving your goals, use this New Moon in Scorpio to set serious new goals and intentions. Scorpio inspires persistence and determination, the courage to face unpleasantness and hardship in order to grow stronger, and ultimately become more confident and more satisfied with your life.

Anything connected with other people’s money, joint resources, inheritances and financial partnerships may come up for resolution during this time so be ready to examine your finances in depth.

Good things to do:
Try to figure out the source of difficulties in your life and make a conscious effort to resolve them.
Get plenty of rest as this could be a time when you will have some interesting and insightful dreams.
Have a long bath or hot spa
Don’t let the emotional intensity isolate you, allow it to draw you closer to others.
Discard the old and allow the new to come in
Focus on your self improvement and empowerment
Face your addictions and take steps to free yourself from them e.g. food, gambling, drinking, social networking…etc.
Develop your personal magnetism by working on the strength of your character
Develop your creative gifts
Meditate, pray, ask for guidance
Be still and quiet
Solve a mystery
Do some serious soul searching
Go on a detox
Be honest even if it’s difficult to do
Feel all your feelings
Develop your psychic power
Connect with your sexual energy
Learn how to welcome and manage intensity

Find out where this New Moon falls in your chart, and you will see which life area is being most impacted. For me, it’s in my 5th house of creativity and my own business. I’ve been hanging onto a web hosting company because I have paid so much in advance to them for their services. However, I have not been satisfied with their way of doing business and despite losing a considerable sum of money, I am transferring to another provider who I feel can more meet my needs. I have come to terms with letting go of the money in order to be treated in a more favourable way. Scorpio often indicates a loss – and in this case it’s money – in order to move onto something new and better.

So for example, if you are a Taurus or have Taurus rising, the New Moon in Scorpio will be in your 7th house of relationships. You may need to ask yourself whether there are relationships in your life that you need to let go of, or maybe let go of control, make radical changes, take back your power, be prepared to be alone, face the issues you have been avoiding, look at the issues that have been bothering you, see if they can be resolved and if not, be prepared to walk away.
If you don’t have a birth chart, then use your Sun sign or your rising sign if you know it.

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

This is a powerful New Moon so make the best use of its energies in your life.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Riots Worldwide - More to come??

This weekend, the Wall Street protests went global with demonstrations in many major cities around the world. So far most of the rallies have been small and quite peaceful, but in Rome there were tens of thousands of people who were prepared to be violent to get their point across. From New Zealand, to Australia, Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, France, Spain, Germany, Greece, the UK and many cities across the US.

What’s happening? Which planets are triggering these events and how does the future look? The two planets at play here are Uranus and Pluto. Let’s take a look at Uranus first. Uranus is all about sudden change, freedom, young people, disruption to the status quo, awakening to new possibilities. Uranus forces us to break out of patterns that have become too rigid. Uranus can become violent when it feels cornered and so many people are feeling like this now: they have huge debts, their homes are being foreclosed, their social security benefits are drying up, tent cities have sprung up in previously affluent areas and increasing numbers are unemployed. Look at the youth of today in so many countries where there are huge percentages without work and many don’t have much hope of ever finding a job. Uranus calls for justice, freedom and equality and it can spiral sudden riots, revolutions and even wars. In fact Uranus was first discovered in 1781 right in the midst of the French revolution. The difference today is that we have global communication systems that can reach millions of people within seconds and cause a worldwide movement overnight.

Now let’s look at the energy of Pluto. Pluto is the planet of transformation; it breaks down the old structures that are no longer serving us and over a long period of time new and better structures can emerge. Pluto rules our governments, our politicians, the banks, big corporations and it wants power and control and can be very manipulative. We are certainly seeing the subversive and controlling power of Pluto in our financial systems, our economies and our governments. When the difference between the haves and the have nots becomes too great, and reports show that the richest one percent of the population control over forty percent of the world’s wealth, and ten percent of the wealthiest people own over eighty-five percent of the world’s assets. With this kind of imbalance, the seeds of revolution have already been planted and great changes must eventually come to pass.

Both Uranus and Pluto are in cardinal signs: Uranus is in Aries and Pluto is in Capricorn. This means that their energies are especially strong and neither is going to give way. In Aries, Uranus is potentially a firecracker ready to go off at any moment. Aries rules weapons, war and destruction. It pushes people out in sudden surges to fight for freedom and justice.

The astrological reason why this is now coming to a head is that we have a square which is a very tense aspect between Uranus and Pluto. What is happening between now and May-June of 2012 is that this energy is building up and getting even stronger. And from June 2012 until the end of 2012, I’m anticipating that this is going to get much more violent and that we haven’t even begun to see the full force of it yet. Up until now, for the most part these demonstrations have been quite peaceful. As this square aspect tightens between Pluto and Uranus I think we’re going to see much more civil unrest, and sudden outbreaks of anger, violence and destruction.

Uranus is all about the people coming together in a world community. With Pluto in Capricorn many of our major structures will have to be broken down in order for something new and more equitable to emerge. I think it will all accelerate from June 2012. We’ll see tighter regulation, more taxes, more stringent immigration laws, trade embargoes, with the powers that be trying to exert more and more control over their citizens.

As the square becomes tighter, the tension will increase and we will see some big shifts. What needs to happen is that people don’t only demonstrate about what they don’t want any more, but that they start thinking about the kind of world they do want to create. We need a direction that we are excited about that we are moving towards. What do we want for our world?

In the early years of this century, there were times when stock markets in different countries moved in different directions from one another. For example even if the US markets fell, the Singapore market might rise. Now, however, our global stock markets are so intertwined that when one falls they all fall like a pack of cards. This is one of the reasons why I think we urgently need to come together not only to fight for freedom but to become clear about what it is that we do want to create for our new world.

This square also manifests on a physical level as far as earth changes are concerned. Pluto in Capricorn rules our physical earth and the square to Uranus means that we are likely to see an increase in the number and severity of earthquakes, tsunamis, erupting volcanoes, severe weather patterns and flooding all of which is likely to happen quickly and unexpectedly. Also expect disasters concerning travel, airplanes, rail, roads and ships. The recent oil spill and disaster in the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand is a recent example. Always with Uranus we are taken by surprise.

Look at where this square falls in your own astrological chart: where are you being too rigid, too controlling, suppressing your life force and where do you need to break out, to take risks, to let go of control and envision a brighter future? Perhaps it falls in your sixth and tenth houses? This could mean that you are attached to eating and drinking things that you know are no good for you, but you continue to eat them while knowing that you are threatening your health in the future. Maybe you have been putting up with a very controlling boss and you need to speak out and risk the consequences? Or maybe it’s in your fourth and seventh houses. Perhaps you’re in a relationship where your partner is very manipulative and you’ve suddenly awakened to their destructive behaviour and you realise you need to walk away? Maybe you’ve been living at home with your family and the tension is getting too much and you need to move out?

As this aspect is strengthening over the next year it’s going to be very valuable for you to know which life areas are being triggered in your life so that you can become aware of the areas where you are stuck so that these Uranian energies don’t have to be destructive, painful and traumatic but they can be exciting, uplifting and inspiring.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Full Moon in Aries, October 12th

This is a very passionate moon and you’ll be feeling more emotional than usual. Aries, the first sign of the Zodiac, is about new beginnings. The full Moon in Aries wants you to be yourself, to trust your intuition and to try out new things. Be courageous, don’t ignore your desires or you will feel as though you are exploding with frustration or anger.
Try not to upset anyone on the road by cutting in on their lane as emotions will be running high. Remember to avoid rash actions, take an extra second or two to centre yourself and remember to breathe. Very often there are more accidents during this Full Moon in Aries, so try to do things slowly and leave yourself enough time to get through congested traffic or to deal with a delay on public transportation so that you don’t arrive at your destination all sweaty and stressed out.

Don’t make any life changing decisions until a few days after this Full Moon has gone by because by then your emotions will have settled and you will be able to see things more rationally.

During this Moon in Aries, you may be upset at losing things from the past, but you will be able to put your faith into new beginnings. It renews your trust and
instills a new energy inside of you. You’ll probably feel restless and wanting to do more.

Good things to do during the Full Moon in Aries:
Set off on a new adventure
Travel light
Take a leap of faith
Look at where you are dependent on others and where you could stand on your own two feet and become independent
Adjust your self image and being able to work effectively with others
Be prepared to be blunt and truthful
Make time for your partner, your friends, maybe have a celebration
Great time for love making and romance after you have cleared any obstacles out of the way
Try out a new sport
Take courageous actions
Go it alone if necessary
Be true to yourself
Stand up for yourself
Plant new seeds
Plan new career goals
Celebrate your individual freedom
Face a threat or a confrontation directly
Allow your emotions out whether they are pretty or not
Take bold steps to do what you really want to do

Questions to ask yourself:
Am I being true to myself or am I being the person you think they want me to be?
What do I really want in my life?
What are my goals and what action steps do I need to take now

Wherever it falls in your chart, you will have an opportunity to be honest and to ensure that your needs are being heard and met. For example, if this Full Moon falls in your seventh house of relationships, you may find yourself more easily irritated and you will have to face any sore points you have in a relationship. You won’t be able to ignore any emotions that have been building up for a period of time. So you might need to get something off your chest in order to start fresh. You might on the other hand want to leap into a romantic situation without really thinking about the consequences.

In my chart, this Full Moon in Aries falls in my 10th house of career, I need to take an honest look at my business. Am I listening too much to other peoples’ opinions or am I being true to my own ideas? It’s about being bold and courageous, as I have had to be with announcing the predictions about more tsunamis, earthquakes, civil unrest, economic breakdown that show in the configuration of planets we have at this time. I cannot be the nicey nicey Libran, wanting to make it pleasant and acceptable for everyone, this Full Moon calls for a clear and decisive actions regardless of whether they are popular or not.