Moon in Sights | August 20 - September 14 2014



 Moon in Cancer + Mercury oppose Neptune, trine Pluto and sextile Mars | 20 August 2014 
Cut through the fog of self-defeating beliefs and love your most authentic self! With the Moon back in her home sign of Cancer, we bring our attention back to our home life. It can be a great time to get things done as we find new inspirations on how to spend our time more effectively and delightfully at home. Themes of communication are still quite strong with Mercury in Virgo reaching out to Neptune in Pisces, Pluto in Capricorn and Mars in Scorpio, guiding us to think more clearly and speak more honestly from the heart. We have the mental and emotional capacities to see + speak the truth and are able to move forward with new strength and hope. Pay attention to new people that come into our life. We will recognize them by our sense of familiarity, comfort, and safety.

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 Moon, Jupiter and Venus in Leo | 23 August 2014 
Live your light. The Moon is in Leo and it's a time for fun and play! Set aside work for a while if we can. Playfulness, humor and laughter can lift our energy + spirit that we'll return to work with a renewed perspective and heightened energy. Be open to new surprises and insights as the Moon makes a trine to Uranus Rx in Aries. With Jupiter and Venus also in Leo, it's a wonderful time to get in touch with our inner wisdom and light. We know what we can do to get inspired and have more fun and love. Times we spend with family, friends or younger people in our life can provide us with the opportunities to share more of our light and love. The square to Mars and Saturn in Scorpio may give us the uncomfortable feeling of needing to stay more serious and responsible, know that in time we'll get back to whatever it is we ultimately need to do. It's the weekend, after all. What better way to start the week ahead with a bit of fun, laughter and smiles!

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 New Moon in Virgo + Mars conjunct Saturn | 25 August 2014 
Choose your comparison wisely. Only you know what you've been through. Happy New Moon! The Moon and the Sun are conjunct in Virgo, marking another wonderful time for a new beginning and a fresh start! What we plant and nurture from this day forward can flourish into something beautiful once the Moon becomes full on September 8th in the sign of Pisces. With Mercury also in Virgo harmoniously aspecting Mars and Saturn in Scorpio, we can find the right mental attitude, along with the drive and the will to work things out in our personal and professional lives. We can also come to the grounding realization that everybody is actually going through the same thing, albeit in different ways - and that we are in truth growing and evolving every day. Mars conjunct Saturn is about looking reality straight in the eye. With Venus in Leo squaring them, it can be a great opportunity to draw a clearer line between what we want vs. what we don't want, what we like vs. what we don't like. And then start taking better care of the finer details in our life, whether regarding health, work, finances, love and relationships. From there, we can move forward with stronger convictions and a better sense of self and reality. Know that the changes we are currently experiencing are guided by our newborn willingness to open our heart to life's deeper wisdom and divine timing.

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 Moon, Pallas and North Node in Libra | 28 August 2014 
It's time you acknowledge the progress you've made in remembering love in your daily activities. And for the contribution you're making to the world through your thoughts, feelings and actions of love. The Moon is in Libra and there's a lot of creative energy in the air! Libra is a sign associated with planet Venus and the 7th House, aka the House of Partnership and Significant Others - which is all about love, relationships and creative expressions. With the Moon in the sign along with asteroid Pallas, we can feel more empowered to find the right balance between inspiration and action, as well as our sense of community and individuality. On top of that we have the North Node which has been in Libra since February of this year, matters relating to self-love, romantic love and universal love have played a bigger role in our evolving consciousness. There have also been growing opportunities to integrate our most authentic nature and personality into our daily interactions so that we can get more deeply in touch with our true soul purpose and karmic lessons. Venus in Leo is still squaring Mars and Saturn in Scorpio, so there may still be some love tensions bubbling underneath. Regardless, decisions we make in the end will be ones we feel are most realistic and responsible. We have the power to choose our thoughts and align them with love, peace and harmony as we continue our journey forward.

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 Moon, Mars and Saturn in Scorpio + Sun oppose Neptune trine Pluto | 30 August 2014 
Whatever satisfies the soul is the truth. The Moon is back in Scorpio alongside Mars and Saturn, and our attention shifts inward. This is an ideal time to establish inner peace and balance. Scorpio is a sign associated with Pluto and the 8th House, aka the House of Rebirth and Transformation - which is all about the transformation of energy. With the Moon in the sign of metamorphosis along with Mars and Saturn, we can find the motivation and willingness to understand better the deeper roots of our emotions and feelings. There's always something new to learn about ourselves when the Moon is in Scorpio because we're inclined to become more fearless in exploring our inner world. The Sun in Virgo is opposing Neptune in Pisces, there can be a sense of uncertainty surrounding how and where to direct our energy next - with the trine to Pluto in Capricorn, we discover that the way to find the answers we're looking for is to truly go within and be more present. What do we want to accomplish in this lifetime? Why do we want to accomplish them? What effects will our dreams have on other people when they finally come to fruition? And how would we feel about it all? These are a few questions that can come up at this time. With great love and respect, we will find new ways to detoxify our mind and body. It's time to develop more life-affirming ways to deal with stress, as well as ease any sorrow at shedding our old ways. Feel the grace and power of our newly purified body.

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 Moon in Sagittarius trine Jupiter and Uranus Rx | 2 September 2014 
Every day is another chance to look at life from a different angle. There are times in life when it's good to focus on the present, but when the Moon is in Sagittarius we're just as happy to look ahead towards the future! The Moon is back in the sign of upwards shooting centaur and we're again feeling more hopeful and uplifted. Sagittarius is a sign associated with Jupiter and the 9th House, which is all about freedom, optimism, adventure, philosophy and higher learning. We can be open to learn more about our place in the world as well as people of different cultures and their different perspectives. The Moon will trine Jupiter in a fellow fire sign of Leo, and we can expect to shift out of our more negative frame of mind and see life as filled with new possibilities and solutions. Be open to positive surprises later as the Moon trines Retrograde Uranus in Aries, another fellow fire sign. A range of game-changing ideas can propel us to take more constructive actions, ones that are more in tuned with our dreams and ideals. Always remember the sun sets and rises each day, and it's the same with our thoughts and feelings. See the beauty within each sunset in our life and know that the sun will also rise again tomorrow. Endings are merely the start of a new beginning and we're advancing through each phase and cycle. (Image by Jeff Dai)

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 Moon and Pluto in Capricorn | 4 September 2014 
Our compassion reflects our emotional evolution. Pluto entered the Capricorn constellation in 2008 and will remain in the sign until 2024. With the Moon back in the sign of the mountain-climbing goat alongside Pluto - thus activating the ongoing square to Uranus in Aries, we can feel compelled to make some more profound changes in how we express our emotions and sense of individuality. Capricorn is a sign ruled by Saturn and associated with the 10th House or the House of Social Status in astrology, which is all about our professional life and how we are seen and recognized by the public. Pluto in Capricorn has been transforming the business world as well governments across the earth, pushing them to make some form of revolution in how they deal with old problems. The Moon in Capricorn will sextile Neptune in Pisces + Saturn and Mars in Scorpio and we can feel guided to implement a more practical approach and incorporate more of our creative and unique abilities into our working life. The trine to the Sun in Virgo can reveal to us that as we continue our journey in exploring the inner world, we will keep on evolving mentally, emotionally and spiritually and become more authentic in the process. To remember that by owning our own personal power, it can be easier to leap over any obstacle that life may throw in our path. As the wonderful poet Maya Angelou once said, do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better. (Hummingbird image by Chris Morgan)

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 Moon in Aquarius + Mercury in Libra | 6 September 2014 
Peace is the fruit of ego death. There are 2 kinds of ego, one is negative and the other is healthy. While negative ego makes us feel insecure and jealous when we see others succeed, healthy ego can actually make us feel excited and inspired. While negative ego fills us with anger and hurt in the midst of conflict, healthy ego can give us clearer perspective and open mind. While negative ego makes everything seem impossible, healthy ego gives us the drive and the will to keep going for our goals and dreams! Once we can differentiate between the 2 kinds of ego, we can better adjust our perspective whenever we feel disconnected from our own personal power. The Moon is back in quirky and open-minded Aquarius and we're ready again to open our mind to new thoughts and ideas! Aquarius is a sign ruled by electric Uranus and associated with the 11th House or the House of Friendships and Wishes in astrology, which is all about friendships and acquaintances of like-minded attitudes as well as our hopes, wishes and dreams. With the Moon in Aquarius making a trine to Mercury in Libra, we can discover new ways to help us think more clearly + creatively when it comes to our interactions and aspirations. What or who inspires us? Where can we feel a sense of belonging and comfort in the world? Why do we think a certain way about a situation? What wisdom is there for us to discover? It's time to see ourselves and others through the eyes of acceptance, with unconditional love and forgiveness. In this way we inspire and lift everyone to their highest potential.

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 Full Moon in Pisces | 8 September 2014 
There's no better time to start living your soul purpose than now. Happy Harvest Full Moon in Pisces! It's time to use our natural talents, passions and interests to help others or some important cause. And instead of concerns about what we'll receive or other people's reactions, just focus on how we can serve. With all the challenges many people are facing in the world right now, the least we can do is to utilize the change we feel in our heart and soul as fuel for our own creativity and contribution to the world. With the Full Moon conjunct Chiron in Pisces while opposing the Sun in Virgo, we can get in touch more deeply with parts of ourselves that need new healing. The Sun is our creative life force, and the Full Moon is a time when things can come together in our life to show how far we've come. It can be an emotional time, but it can also be emotionally enlivening as we find the courage to move on to the next phase of our life. Pisces is a sign ruled by Neptune and associated with the 12th House or the House of the Subconscious and Self-Undoing in astrology. It is the last house on the zodiac wheel and it's all about surrendering to the deeper mysteries of life, to forces larger than us as well as to our dreams and imaginations. It's time to tune into the awareness of our body and the physical world so that we can become more grounded. By balancing the spiritual and the material we can enjoy a more fulfilling Earthly life.

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 Moon in Aries | 10 September 2014 
Your true adventures begin as you become more awake and authentic. The Moon is back in passionate and go-getting Aries and we're feeling more energized and motivated. What a great midweek boost for many who may have been feeling rather weary after the strong Full Moon in Pisces! With the Moon conjunct Uranus Rx while opposing Mercury in Libra, we can find new and more dynamic ways to express our individuality through our relationships. Whether speaking more spontaneously and kindly from the heart, or having more lively interactions with other people, we can find the right balance between competition and cooperation. Aries is a sign ruled by planet Mars and associated with the 1st House or the House of Self in astrology. And it's all about our physical characteristics and sense of self, as well as our ultimate potential and outlook on life. Who are we truly? What do we want to become? How can we realize our truest purpose and dreams? Our soul longs to express itself in creative ways. By infusing artistry and creativity into our daily activities, we can feel more alive and excited. We also become more open to new chances, therefore reigniting passion towards our life.

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 Moon in Taurus | 12 September 2014 
It's time to stop and enjoy nature. Beauty is all around. Our body needs refreshment from the air generated by grass, trees, plants and flowers. Spend some time outside today, as near to mother nature as possible. Open the curtains and windows to refresh our home as well. The Moon is back in down to earth and sensuous Taurus and we're happy to revel in some of the more earthly delights. Sometimes when we get caught up in our work or daily activities, we can forget the simpler things in life that can revitalize and inspire us. By becoming aware again of nature that surrounds us, we can get in touch more deeply with our inner harmony. And when we get in touch with our inner harmony, it can start to manifest in our physical reality. Taurus is a sign ruled by Venus (along with Libra) and associated with the 2nd House or the House of Values and Possessions in astrology. And it's all about what we truly value in life - whether tangible or intangible, as well as the cultivation of our soul growth and self-worth. What defines us? What or who do we value? Why do we value them? What do we own? And what do we want to acquire? With the Moon in Taurus trining Venus in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn, we can rediscover the joy and peace we get from enjoying the simple pleasures life has to offer. Whether it's our favourite meal? Our favourite spot in the neighbourhood? Favourite exercise? Favourite music? Or favourite time to rest? Joy is truly the highest energy of all. It's the magical sense that anything can be possible. Joy comes from appreciating the gifts within each moment. Joy allows us to create our present and future moments at their highest possible levels. (Image by Happy Mundane)

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 Moon in Gemini + Mars in Sagittarius | 14 September 2014 
Clear your mind and follow your arrow.

 

Yaviz Basalamah

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