The New Moon always invites to let go of those things that limit you. It also invites to plant the seed of a new cycle. Like all seeds, this one has the potential of a result. Maybe a tree comes out of it, a plant, many fruits, but maybe nothing happens. To achieve what you want, you’ll have to work hard for it and provide the seed with what it needs to germinate. This lunation provides an opportunity of introspection to be sure of what you want and what you need. What do you need to love yourself more, to be self-sufficient, to feel stable and safe? This is a time to do those things that give you a sense of safety and stability, to realize how valuable you are and where your personal treasures reside. It is important to identify how are you of value for others, for a business, or a project. What do you bring to the table, what can you offer, how can you maintain it or improve it? What is important for you? Which and where are your boundaries? What are you willing to negotiate and what not? This are the questions you need to make to be sure of the chosen path, the relationships you should nurture, and the projects you’ll focus on.
Mercury Retrograde in Taurus and the Sun in Taurus support this introspection and prevent certain matters to be rushed so they are properly revised until the answers and decisions made provide a sense of certainty. Taurus likes to move slowly, but firmly. What’s important is to maintain what has been already achieved, to not lose what has been conquered. Remember always what you have, not what you lack. How? Being grateful. Gratitude makes you conscious of what you have. It’s a quality of inner stability.
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The last time there was a New Moon in Taurus was on May 17, 2015. During that time, you began to leave behind those things that made you feel comfortable and fulfilled your needs but was not taking the other into account. And since Taurus is a fixed sign — better known as stubborn — and an Earth sign, it is more difficult to let go and change. Just as the Sabian Symbol describes at the end of this post, this is a moment to live and work in community for the common good. That’s what this Full Moon in Scorpio is about and its effects last until the next Full Moon in Taurus, on May 6. With this Full Moon you realize that in order to overcome obstacles and conquer that obscure territory in front of you, you must join forces with others that have the same goal and motivations as you do. This are alliances of power, complementary relationships — one has what the other lacks — and create a powerful mechanism which is difficult to destroy. It’s crucial that you know what resources do you have and how you are of value. The same goes for the other. That way, both can unite to complete a whole that helps both to achieve a goal. These alliances can be of two or more people, of course, but they are successful only if each one knows where they shine and where they need help, when they know their strengths and weaknesses. This is an act of vulnerability and it can be scary, but it’s necessary.
This Full Moon shows which are your fears, your inner demons, your mechanisms of self-deceit. It’s a painful process because something in you must die and transform in order to be reborn: a situation, a relationship, a behavior patter, a belief. That which must die gives you a false sense of security and certainty. Now you have grown enough to shed your skin and let go that which has already served its purpose. If you don’t let it go, it becomes a burden. This is something hidden, it’s not obvious and it hides where the true power resides. Don’t be surprised to see during these days the true power struggles and power games be revealed into the public eye.
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The New Moon, the total darkness of the night, represents all the potential of the planted seed. This is the moment to initiate new intentions and new plans. Slowly but surely it will grow. Now you’ll begin to break free those aspects of your life that came out of a difficult alliance or relationship during the last Full Moon in Libra, which was also a lunar eclipse. That moment of crisis in your relationships helped to balance the relationship you have with yourself. Now it’s time to rediscover yourself, explore new things, and rediscover your identity. Everything you begin now will reveal its results in the next Full Moon in Aries, on October 15, 2016. The Aries-Libra polarity promotes to have healthy relationships with others without losing your own identity nor your independence. Use your instinct to trace new forms of projecting yourself to others: a new image or look, something new in your life to explore, or a new potential to develop. Be careful not to be impulsive nor egocentric. Now is the time to set strong footings for yourself so you can create strong ties with others.
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A sparrow’s visit to Bernie Sanders in the middle of a rally in Portland, Oregon has become one of the most famous omens in recent political history. What’s interesting about this is that Bernie Sanders and his followers recognized the bird as an omen or augury. Since prehistoric times people looked at symbols in nature as divine messages. Precisely, the word “augury” comes from the Latin word augurium, which means “an indication of the future; omen; sign”. It can be positive or negative. An augur was a priest who practiced divination in Ancient Rome. The augurs constituted one of the four main colleges of priests and were consulted by political leaders. This was an official and lifetime position. One of the most used divination methods used by augurs was the auspicium or the observation of the flight of the birds. Continue reading →
The Partial Lunar Eclipse of March 23, 2016 occurs at 3º17′ of Libra. It will be visible in most parts of Asia, Australia and the Americas. By definition, a lunar eclipse occurs when Earth is aligned between the Sun and the Moon creating a shadow over the Earth’s satellite. As seen from Earth, the Moon “turns off”. Here the subconsciousness, the emotions, are “turned off” or eclipsed. Lunar eclipses calls you to face a need of manifesting new ways to move towards your future. This is presented as stress, crisis, and change in some aspect of your life. Depending on where the eclipse falls in your chart is what needs to be resolved. Today’s Full Moon in Libra and the New Moon in Aries of next April 7 show which things need to be left behind and which need to be developed to progress. Continue reading →
Every year, the World Water Day is celebrated on March 22. In divination, water represents feelings, emotions, and the subconscious. In Tarot, the Cups, which corresponds to Hearts in playing cards, represent the element of water. In astrology, the zodiac signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces belong to the element of water. Continue reading →
According to Plutarch, a soothsayer had warned that harm would come to Caesar no later than the Ides of March, the festivities for the new Roman year which started on March 15. On his way to the Theatre of Pompey, where he would be assassinated, Caesar passed the seer and joked, “The ides of March have come,” meaning to say that the prophecy had not been fulfilled, to which the seer replied “Aye, Caesar; but not gone.” Continue reading →
The Total Solar Eclipse on March 8, 2016 occurs at 18º56′ of Pisces in the South Node in Pisces. It will be visible in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Ocean. By definition, a solar eclipse occurs when the moon is aligned between the Sun and the Earth creating a shadow on the planet. As seen from the Earth, the Sun “turns off”. Here the conscious, the ego, is eclipsed or “turned off” to reveal something about the unconscious. Because it happens on the South Node, this eclipse asks you to look and work on something about your past or your unconscious that you are not aware of and that now becomes an obstacle to progress and grow. This is presented as a crisis or chaos in some aspect of your life that needs to be put in order. Depends on which part of your natal chart is activated by the eclipse, it’s the matter to be solved. Today’s New Moon in Pisces and the last Full Moon in Virgo, which was on February 22, show us which things you need to leave behind and which things you need to develop in order to discontinue a stagnant part of your life. Continue reading →