The Taurus Full Moon is opposing retrograde Venus in Scorpio on October 24th, plus squaring the two nodes of the moon, North and South. This full Moon is 1 degree Taurus and one degree of conjuncting Uranus, the ruler of chaos and the new. And the day before the full Moon the Sun moves into Scorpio, sharing energy with retrograde Venus. The two Nodes, which always move backwards and always oppose each other, are going to be entering Cancer/Capricorn for 18 months in November, after having been in Leo/Aquarius where they are now.
These planets are in a Grand Cross, or are in a 4 ways square. This is highly charged emotional energy for the next few days. Taurus is about abundance and appreciation of your gifts and good luck. Its about evaluating what you value in your soul, and what is truly important to you. It's also about money, even though Venus does not like to work too hard, so this makes us look at investments, for business, maybe internet currency, but Uranus is there shaking all this up. Be spontaneous but don't jump off a cliff without looking first.
If people are NOT on a spiritual path or on an inner journey, there may be much frustration and even violence at this time as it is 4 squares, so there is a lot of stress that can be channeled into something good, or explode. Don't let your temper get the better of you now and walk away from something that looks volatile.
People may push your buttons, with meaningful and heartfelt words of love, or wound you deeply with their blunt honesty, or intense anger. All this emotional energy is in push pull mode. It's a time of epiphanies. It's a time when events feel fated. It's a time for spiritual awakenings. It's magical, yet quirky. But Saturn is here too, trining the Moon, giving you the ability to manifest something real or for dreams to be fulfilled.
Be a good, kind person. Love people and yourself. Accept that the Universe really does have your back, even when you don't feel it. We are all headed in a new direction and this is going to be a pivot point to getting us there. The journey truly begins.
At approx. 5AM today PST, Sunday August 26th, the Full Moon begins and will last for two and a half days in Pisces. Pisces is the spiritual sign, ruled by Neptune. Pisces is our link to the "other side" and all things dreamy and esoteric and imaginary. Pisces is two fish swimming in opposite directions, meaning deeply spiritual paths are available via religion or philosophy or service to others. It also represents illusion, by becoming a cult follower, like the so-called Christian Coalition who revels in judgement, anger and hate which of course is the antithesis of Christianity, or a con man/organization who rips people off by focusing on how to swindle people via their spiritual needs or desire to do good. Pisces also rules motion pictures and television, something that seems real but isn't at all. It's just made up stories, played by actors, who lament that people believe they are their characters, like people who play doctors who are approached by people for medical advice! It's illusion and its quite seductive.
But today we are going to focus on the highest octave of Pisces, the ability to care for others, to have great compassion, to feel deeply close to the Divine, to see the illusion of this crazy world of ours and be the change it needs to evolve. And this Moon is especially potent because so many other planets, bigger planets, are in harmony with this energy and causing a couple of days of really getting in tune with our inner selves and create a stronger link to the Divine and our Higher Selves and purpose. We are entering a period of great chaos, because chaos ultimately brings order from change. We and our world are on the precipice of a great awakening and these next couple of days can set us on a spiritual path so we see the change, embrace the change, not fear the change. So we can create a deeper connection to the Divine, so we are not feeling spiritually alone, we have the Universe and our Higher Selves with us always. It's a perfect time to start to meditate if you don't already, and its a perfect time to meditate a couple of times a day so build that connection to "the other side".
The Pisces Full Moon is opposite Virgo, the practical, down to earth sign, and trining Saturn in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. I've previously explained what is going on between Saturn and Uranus - the old and the new making changes in a positive way, but also highlighting conflict like the polarization of Democrats and Republicans or racism and the divides it creates. Just know that this good energy between the two is going to create positive change especially if we personally add positive energy to that change. That is what the next two days is about, ending on Tuesday the 28th at noon. If you have the ability to not go to work on Monday I encourage it. You need this retreat time.
This energy of the Moon/Uranus/Saturn is a grand trine, extra special harmony - practicality and spirituality coming together. Pisces "sees" the energy that surrounds us, in constant motion like the tides which are pulled by the Moon, a perfect example of how matter is affected by planetary energies. These energies can be quite healing, seeing the wheel is always turning, no matter how high or low you are at this moment, things are never fixed and always evolving into something else. It's also a time to gain greater help from the Divine as Pisces is creating a bridge for us to "feel" our maker, or spirituality, our purpose. Open your hearts, push away the fear that holds you back, and know that the Universe always has your back, no matter how hard times may seem sometimes. We are here to LEARN, and that requires heartache and tears, joy and laughter. Love your fear and give it solace, so it won't block your progress. "Go with the flow" has never been more appropriate.
The full Moon in Pisces is also in harmony with Jupiter in Scorpio, and Neptune, the ruler of Pisces - at home is Pisces as we speak. This makes spirituality an important factor when Pisces is home. We have to create a balance between what we perceive as real here, and yet gain the faith and understanding that we are deeply spiritual beings, created out of love, and once created are FOREVER. To give you a perspective, say we are in second grade here, and the Universe is at Doctoral Degree level to help you understand our journey here, compared to the magnificence of our Creator and it's knowledge and abilities. As we connect more to the spiritual, we gain more faith in ourselves, our abilities, because we see the Divine in ourselves and therefore how could we have self-doubt and self-loathing? Our real confidence in ourselves is the energy this world needs now, for the change to bring paradise not suffering, for this to be the playground it was meant to be, and for us to become a loving, accepting community of souls who are sharing a journey of evolution with our Creator who is asking us now to take a leap of faith in ourselves and our future, by reconnecting to our Higher Selves on a daily basis so we walk in Spirit as well as the Material.
There are currently 6 retrograde planets, so their energies are stalled, and we feel sluggish. Mars has been retrograde for a while now, blocking our energy flow and creating a slow down, or feeling overly tired and not doing a lot. But Monday the 27th, smack in the middle of this Pisces full Moon transit, Mars goes direct. The Ram will leap out of his cage and fly to his freedom. And so will we. Our energy will build again, we can get things done, not be so tired, and Saturn is about to go direct too, and at the end of September so will Pluto. And at that point, all hell is gonna break loose as the planetary energy is going to be dramatic and crazy and awful and wonderful as we step into this full cycle of change we've been preparing for, for years. I hope you find the time to do some spiritual work these next few days, it really is worth the effort.
Blessings to you all. Much Love, Yvonne
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We start with the full Moon in Taurus on Wed the 5th. Taurus is ruled by Venus and is an earth sign, so its practical sign, needing security in money, and in love. They are "still waters run deep" people. Never underestimate a Taurus' tenacity, as they are ruled by the Bull, and can be quite stubborn and forceful when you push them. Full moons are about overblown emotions. Add to that its opposed Scorpio planets over the next couple of days and you'll feel these planets activate as they are hit by the emotional moon. Just play as nice as you can, because emotions will run high and stubborn. There will be power plays! Diplomacy wins the day, and if you can do that you deserve to be in a position of authority.
As the moon moves quickly through Taurus for two days it will oppose every planet in Scorpio. First it will hit Mercury, which moves into Scorpio on Sat the 8th (communication chaos for a moment, then your sharp mind in Scorpio will give you insights that could be brilliant), then the Sun (our deepest inner selves) are touched by deep emotion (be kind to yourself, but look at the dark stuff) , then Venus in Scorpio for the next 16 days(romantic/love issues could result in arguments briefly as the moon opposes), and lets not forget our pal Saturn hanging onto its stay in Scorpio for dear life, to get as much done as it can before its return in 28 years. And all this Scorpio is squaring Jupiter in Leo, making bigger mountains out of molehills, or in this case volcanoes out of mountains.
I know I talk a lot about change, and these next few weeks are a peak of that need to reinvent yourself. Scorpio is forever in renewal, from ashes to rebirth, over and over again. Its a process, like a wheel spinning to the depths and up to the heavens and back again. Scorpio is demanding rebirth. All these planets now in Scorpio make this the month to really dig deep time, 12 months till you're here again, don't waste this opportunity.
Look around and you see a lot of anger and frustration in too many people. This is the frustration of the masculine facing up to the fact that the feminine has returned to create balance, to make the masculine back down and play fair, and on an inner, intuitive even unconscious level, they feel "pushed", or are being challenged. It's threatening, but its invisible. How do you fight that? You surrender, you don't fight. You give into the wave and become a surfer, you let the healing come with the surrender and you realize you don't have to live like the craziness this world has created.
Like pushing off the side of swimming pool, just glide into the energy, let it heal you, let it renew you, let it balance you....and this world. Grab time for you, so you can reinvent yourself. To do that you need time to reflect and be still...shut off the noise. Meditate. Stop fighting it. Download my free how to. Stop driving yourself crazy and be good to you. Love yourself. Give yourself a break! Relax. Goof off for a day-or two. Turn off the radio, TV, the iPod, the phone and internet, and be silent. LISTEN to the silence. Let it surround you. Here you will find your own thoughts emerge, not everyone else's. Here you will find your voice, and your own thinking becomes louder as you listen to you. And this is where you will find ideas and answers. Even just an hour a day will make a big difference. Learn to love the peace and quiet...its when you truly can connect to your higher self and all the wisdom it knows.
Some astrologers call this decade the "turbulent teens" which is a good explanation. Like teenagers we are growing into adulthood and that entails lots of emotional turmoil and change. We approach the final two conjunct squares of Pluto and Uranus Mid Dec and March, the final square. As we approach mid December the tension and energy builds. Change comes like an earthquake and an explosion combined. Like Saturn both planets know this battle is coming to a close and the last two aspects foretell of a battle to the death. There will be tons of chaos from every arena....politics, business, institutions, and our society as a whole and we as individuals. Imagine the world as it is today getting more so. More greed, more dishonesty, more abuse of one another, more dis-ease, more planetary "natural disasters", as she is evolving with us and she is fed up with the status quo, and all its limitations. She wants to evolve into something bigger, better and more magical. She does not want to be poisoned by her inhabitants, she does not want their spiritual energy to keep her down, she wants to become a butterfly, spread her wings and be MORE. And this is our calling. To be MORE of our true nature.
Now some people think I'm nuts talking about this stuff, like a fairy tale or sci fi story. But it is real. Don't you feel it? Don't you want something better? Don't you see our society falling deeper and deeper into decay? Don't you tire of the struggle to survive? Don't you long for happiness and serenity and peace?
All this is happening to take up the gauntlet and change our ways, our thinking.
Neptune is about to move in direct motion again (16th). She is essentially standing still at the moment, readying for her forward transition. This puts our spirituality in a dreamier than usual mode, we may feel more spacy our other-wordly if we attune to her, angry and frustrated if we don't. Neptune is home in Pisces. She is so happy to be here, pouring her spirituality into the world and wishing we would join her to become the great spiritual beings we are capable of "becoming". This is why meditation is so important. Connect to her, to our father/mother, and once that connection takes place, we are filled with a sense of "everything will be ok", even though we see the chaos around and our minds are confused as to why we should feel this way. Spirit is FEELING, not intellect. It's a knowing. Meditation gives you peace because you are connected and your spirit "knows" its gonna be ok, despite the ensuing chaos that will move us all to a new place. 2015 is going to be hard. Be ready, and you'll be one of the leaders of the way to our new vibration of existence. Laugh and have fun. Stand up comedy is good for the soul, get those endorphins running through you. Keep your spirits up. Be a strong spiritual warrior. I know you can!
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