Reflections of Mars Retrograde 2018

I believe in Humanity. It is time that I put my sword down for my own good.

“I am free to make choices. I am no longer trapped in my anger. I am free to share my energy constructively with friends, family, and my chosen community. I must let down my sword and only use it for the higher good. I am protected, and here to protect the future. This is what I hear when I think of Mars in Aquarius.

From June 26th to August 27th, Mars will be retrograde in Aquarius. That gives us a chance to acknowledge and uncover our suppressed anger so that we can rebel and protect newfound knowledge. If we fail to recognize this anger within ourselves, then we will project it into our reality

Mars is the planet of energy, fire, protection, and war. Nothing goes past Mars without being dissected and/or burned. With this power, Mars holds the door for new life to follow. And with Mars in Aquarius we can expect this inner fire to rise unexpectedly.

With Mars retrograde, it is best to avoid venturing into new territory until he stations direct. This is the time to review past steps, and see if moving forward is wise. It is also important to note that this is contrary to Mars’ natural expression, so staying still will prove to be challenging. Mars only knows how to move forward and take action. There’s help needed ,and this is where Saturn’s energy is valuable.

With Saturn moving retrograde in Capricorn (his own sign) he seems to not be moving at all. It’s like he is taking his sweet time, and hammering  each lesson in our bones with great care and intention.

Aquarius, the bringer of new knowledge and Saturn being co-ruler  gives Aquarius the qualities that’ll help us stick to our ‘farfetched’ mission. With Saturn retrograde in Capricorn, he’s teaching the importance of inner authority and recognizing that we are the authority of our own lives. Joined with Mars retrograde, Saturn is helping us reassess our authority and teaching us to use our sword wisely.

May you use your words kindly and your energy constructively.

Happy Mars and Saturn retrograde!

 

You are the Star!  | Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo

 

Find your light because on January 31, 2018, at 5:28 am PST, January 31, 2018, at 1:28 pm UT, and February 1, 2018 at 12:29 am AEST the Moon will be eclipsed in the magnificent sign of Leo!

Leo is the heart of the zodiac. If you look at your natal Leo house placement, the house represents where you like to play and what brings you to life. When awakened, this certain aspect of your chart is where your talents lie. There’s a Soul desire to develop these talents. Doing so would benefit your audience, and they would appreciate you for owning and sharing them. Leo is the creative fire that values courage, spontaneity, and the display of skills and talents. When eyes are on Leo, this energy cannot help but perform. With this energy being the focal point at the moment, we are to look to ourselves to see how we value the creative fire as the Leo archetype.

With Moon being in the sign of Leo, we are asked to be courageous in our pursuit and allow closure of the past to take place.

Meaning of the phase of the Moon
The total lunar eclipse represents that the emotional cycle that began August 7, 2017 (Lunar eclipse in Aquarius), is now complete so that the new will arrive and be owned. Whatever took place during the month of August will finally come to an end so let it happen! New lessons are ready to reign and a sense of wholeness is ready to bless you. Perhaps answers, some movement, or a change of heart will happen around this time.You are now able to see a new light and perform in a way that is more in alignment with who you are within. The light can be seen as hope or inspiration and if held on to, it can be yours to keep for awhile!

The Moon phase that will transpire is very special because it is a Super Blue Blood Moon! The last time this has taken place was 150 years ago and we are lucky enough to witness this phenomenon, so don’t forget to take a peek at the Moon. (keep in mind that it may not be noticeable to the naked eye. The Moon is considered Super because it will be closer than usual and blue because it is the second full moon of this month. It is a Blood Moon because it is eclipsed by the Sun.  

About the Super Blood Blue Moon

When the eclipse happens for you

 

 

Okay, so let’s get into the aspects

Aspects
The aspects that I will focus on is the Moon in Leo trine Mars in Sagittarius, conjuncts North Node in Leo,  and opposition to Venus and Sun in Aquarius.

 

Celebrate the Old, Aim for the New | Moon in Leo trine Mars in Sagittarius
With the Moon trine Mars in Sagittarius, you can expect that your energy will be most vitally utilized if you focus on moving on and exploring new horizons. Opportunities will arrive while on your path and it’s up to you to say yes to them. With it being a trine, you can expect opportunities to fall onto your lap instead of you having to actively work for them. I see this as a way of karma paying you for all of the work you have done in the past, so take it on and explore the depths!

I’m really happy to see this trine aspect because this gives reassurance that it’s okay to move forward and to know that there’s more to learn and share with others. Sagittarius has an energy of passion and determination. It’s ready to be charmed by new experiences and learn a new thing or two. So we can expect to have a lot of fun this coming month while Mars is in Sagittarius. Especially if you are open to learning new things from other people.

 

Materialize Emotional Desires | Moon conjunct North Node
With the Moon conjunct the North Node, our emotional nature is all about materializing on our creative expression and finding the hope within us that makes us unique. We are focused on our creative abilities, talents, and the need to be seen for what we can create. (this can be good or bad; you have the choice to create peace or wreak havoc)  This will be a great time to reflect on what is it that you are great at and see if you are working on developing those talents. Also, because of the eclipse, it is now time to recognize how you used to express yourself and how you have decided to use your time. Celebrate how you were and then look to where you are headed. The mantra is simple: create, create, create and be surrounded by warmth and love.


Who am I with you? | Moon in Leo opposes Venus in Aquarius
Moon placed in opposition to Venus in Aquarius makes me a little nervous. This indicates that we may be experiencing some confusion on how we fit into our relationships. With this new light shining there’s some readjusting that must take place within relationships and it can be a little uncomfortable if not done gently. Allow the truth to reveal itself and honest communication to be favored. Either way, the truth must come out so it can have a life of its own and benefit both parties. The energy of Aquarius that Venus is transiting through is all about individuality within relationships. It would be wise to acknowledge this part of the relationship and view the relationship as a way of serving the other while having a sense of Self.

 

Ruler of the Sign | The Sun
The ruler of Leo is the Sun. With it being conjunct with Venus in the Sign of Aquarius, we can expect to review the groups of friends and organizations we associate with and how we express our love to them or vice-versa. The Sun is considered to be in its detriment when in Aquarius. Our focus is on the other instead of ourselves. Personally, I do not find this a detriment, but I can see how it can become a problem. With the Sun being conjunct with Venus, love and relationships are also up for review. There will be special interest in what each individual has to offer to the other. However, individuality amongst the group is very important! Everyone must “show up” and be great on their own so that the group or organization benefits greatly.

 

How this Moon Relate to the Last
On January 16/17, 2018, the Moon was new in Capricorn. This was so that we would emotionally devote ourselves to our chosen path no matter how daunting it may have seemed. We were required to show initiative and to keep climbing the mountain of goals and sacrifice the superficial things that weren’t helping us reach our greater achievements. Now that the Moon is considered Super Blue Blood in Leo, we are to find hope within ourselves. This hope will help us on our journey while closure of the old is simultaneously happening.

 

 

3 Points to take while being the Star of the Show

  • Acknowledge your talents and skills.
  • Review who you associate with and if you are gaining what you desire out of those connections.
  • Meditate with the color yellow or citrine crystal to allow hope and inspiration to increase in your life.

 

 

 

Reform Boundaries | New Moon in Capricorn

Prepare for the breakdown and revelation about your inner nature, because on January 16, 2018, at 6:18 pm (PST), January 17, 2018, 2:19 am (UT) and January 17, 2018, at 1:18 pm (AEST) the Moon will be New, located at 26 degrees in Capricorn.

We are asked to descend to our depths and connect to our primal intelligence to understand our source of authority.


With the Moon being in the somber sign, Capricorn it signals that this is a time to be realistic about who we are and what our environment provides. We have our outstanding new years resolutions, (which have hopefully been a success so far), but with all of this action in Capricorn, we are required to be realistic with ourselves. We must understand where our motives come from, and what we are truly capable of one step at a time.  

Capricorn is the sign of the initiate in esoteric astrology, and the initiate is required to go to their depths alone for no one can do it for them. Plus, who can do it better than the Capricorn archetype? Whom you can become with practice. The energy of Capricorn understands the nuance of the material world and how to organize and use it to its utmost efficiency pertaining to the inner vision. It would be wise for us to do the same with our new year’s resolutions.

So how do we do that? How do we utilize our inner resources and environment so that we are successfully attain our vision? Well, that’s where the phase of the Moon comes in to play.

Meaning of the Phase of the Moon
With the Moon being New or in its dark phase, we are required to go within and understand our inner resources. We are to understand that our emotions are real, and our path demands devotion no matter what it takes. Set an intention to walk the honest path, and confront your emotional ghosts (repressed emotions). Practice this so that you are able to see them, understand them, and learn to love them for what they are in that order. With pure action, they will naturally give you back your decisive authority, because they are a part of you and want to be reintegrated with you!


“Capricorn, the gate through which we finally pass we no longer identify ourselves with the form side of existence but become one with the spirit.” – The Labours of Hercules by Alice. A Bailey


The Aspects
Now, I will cover a few aspects that will transpire during the New Moon in Capricorn, there are many more aspects that will occur during the New Moon, but I will only cover a few.

The Sun, The Moon, Venus, Saturn, Mercury, and Pluto are conjunct in Capricorn. That’s a lot of Earth energy that’s being triggered within us! The Sun, the Moon, and Venus square Uranus 24 degrees in Aries, Saturn trine Uranus 24 degrees in Aries, Venus, the Sun, and Moon conjuncts Pluto 19 degrees in Capricorn. Finally, Jupiter and Mars are conjunct in Scorpio and sextile Pluto 19 degrees in Capricorn.

The Meaning of the Aspects:

Trust the Path, it is Leading you to Something | The Sun, the Moon, Venus square Uranus 24 degrees in Aries
All of this topped with a square to Uranus signals that there’s an important decision that needs to be made. It suggests that you follow through with your breakthroughs, and keep on the new path toward the mountain of goals.

Personally, I feel that I am walking on new ground. I feel nervous about making fast moves and think that the energy of Capricorn has a lot to do with it. I often have to remind myself to slow down and see the truth in each situation; that I have no reason to rush. I am able to see how far I have come and truly feel gratitude, even if my emotional ghosts visit me from time to time. Feelings of being unlovable, misunderstood, and taken for granted are a ghost of mine. They now ask for me to love them, understand them, and appreciate them for who they are. May you be able to confront your ghosts and remember that your emotions are fleeting. Trust your Path.

Sacrifice is the Only Way Out | Venus, the Sun, and the Moon conjuncts Pluto 19 degrees in Capricorn
Our focus, desires, and emotions that are self-detrimental are now asked to be sacrificed to create a fertile ground. Once this is done, the blueprint will be drawn with a clear mind. The blueprint that is being sketched requires some sort of energy to bring it to life. With the Sun (our creative focus), Venus (desires), and the Moon (emotional instincts), there are desires and old emotions that are needed to be sacrificed and left in order to move forward. Think of it like this, in order to have a productive garden you need water, sun, air, time, a medium, and nutrients. This applies to the future and successfully attaining your goals. You need the proper nutrients to feed your foundation. The nutrients are your old desires and repressed emotions that need to be confronted and released.


“The law of Nature is such that those governed by the spirit of obligatory suites shall flourish while those governed by rights shall perish.” – Governing Business and Relationship by A. Parthasarathy

 

Let the Fire of Passion Burn | Jupiter conjuncts Mars sextile Pluto 19 degrees in Capricorn

Let the passion for your vision push you through this transformation period. This time can be challenging if you are not used to Scorpio or Mars’ intense energy. Some attention and energy are required from you to allow the process of death and rebirth to take a toll. However, the sextile signifies that this phase is easy to push through. It’s almost like this transformation period greets us with open arms saying, “About time! Let’s go already and make something happen!”

Ruler of the Sign | Saturn in Capricorn
With Saturn being in his own sign, Capricorn, and following behind the other planets, it reflects that the changes that are taking place with our foundation are truly being solidified like no other way before. Since Saturn is in his own sign only every 29 ½ years, this is tremendously important for our individual and collective evolution. Saturn being home in his own sign yields some really serious material results. We, humans, love things that are tangible because it helps us feel like we are a part of something that is greater than us. So pay attention to where your mind, desires, emotions, and creative attention takes you. Doing so will give you great results in the long run. Remember, slow and steady is the pace. Enjoy yourself.

How Does this Moon Relate to the Past Moon?
During the Full Moon in Cancer, our emotions are heightened and held with greater weight. It was acting as an antenna for the direction that we need to tread. Now that the moon is in Capricorn, it’s time to walk the path slowly, no matter what is required. Take your time and absorb the truth through the lessons that will inevitably come your way. I promise, in the end, you will be more solid than ever before about your goals and be a steady powerhouse that’ll fuel from your core. No one else can do that for you.

3 Points to Take Away to Help You on the Path 

 

Emotions are Real | Super Full Moon in Cancer 2018

Let the creative waters flow, for they are needed to build a promising future! The moon will be Super and Full in the sign of Cancer beginning January 1, 2018, at 6:00 pm (PST), January 2, 2018, at 2:25 am (UT), and January 2, 2018, at 1:00 pm (AEST).

The Moon asks that we harness our emotional nature to channel it into our vision for the future.

Meaning of the Sign the Moon is in
The Moon being in Cancer prompts you to utilize your creative nature to carve your future. The nature of your reality requires your emotional participation so that the completion of the past cycle is done with greater power and depth. Cancer (being a water cardinal sign) harnesses a very intuitive energy. Since there is a Supermoon with wonderful aspects occurring, your emotions must be sharp enough to cut through and repel what is not right in order to attract what will bring you emotional and physical security. The energy of Cancer yearns for inner and outer security and wants the same for you. This brings about lessons with the change of the season.

Meaning of the Moon Phase
The Moon in a full state means that the power of attracting and repelling is strong. There will be a test approaching due to the intentions that you have created in this past New Moon cycle. This test will make sure that what you long for is true to your innate morals. Emotions are heightened not only because it’s the Full Moon, but because the Moon is in its own sign, Cancer! Through owning your emotions, using your creative power, and believing in your psychic faculties you secure your path toward what you long for. The Full Moon is considered to be a Full Wolf Moon, which indicates how to respond during this time.


“The full moon appeared when wolves howled in hunger outside of villages.” – Almanac.com


The Full Wolf Moon emphasizes how powerful our emotional instincts are. Throughout time, wolves (have been depicted as a representation of our primal nature.) We are to respond the same way that they respond to their environment during this cycle. During this Supermoon, our primal instincts are awake and howl for completion so that the cardinal waters can rush through and create a new path.

 


Now let’s get into the aspects…

The Moon Aspects
Moon is in opposition to Venus 9 degrees in Capricorn, Saturn 1 degree in Capricorn, and Pluto 18 degrees in Capricorn.

Of course, there are more aspects taking place during the Full Supermoon, but these are the ones that I would like to elaborate.

First, I would like to mention that there is a grand water trine involving the Moon 10 degrees in Cancer, Mars 14 degrees in Scorpio coupled with Jupiter 17 degrees in Scorpio, and Neptune 11 degrees in Pisces. This powerful water trine activates our intuitive, compassionate nature and tells much about this coming year. The grand water trine taking place on the first day of 2018, signifies how important it is that we use this energy this year. The truths that will be revealed this year requires us to use our compassionate and intuitive nature to survive and evolve. Jupiter is still in Scorpio all this coming year. This means that all that has happened in the dark will be revealed to the light and be dealt with, no matter how painful it seems. Ex: sex scandals, sexual traumas, the use of other people’s resources, and power struggles on a personal and mass scale.  

The Moon located in opposition to Venus 9 degrees in Capricorn, shows that there is a need for emotional integration with desires as it pertains to love and relationships. The conflict stems from the need for balance with emotional longings in correlation with the reality of the situation. This creates a polarization with how to attract your desires with honesty and stability. You must have some time to reflect to integrate. In the next week or so, review what has been presented to you, and opportunities that may arrive. The meaning of these opportunities shows where you can gain balance within your reality and what you truly desire.

The Moon in opposition to Saturn 1 degree in Capricorn, shows that our emotional nature conflicts with what we are devoted to. May that is how you present your truth to the world, or how you relate to family, friends, or money, etc. It depends on where Capricorn is placed in your chart. We should take this time to recalibrate and commune with our emotions, and agree to what can be built upon a solid foundation. It starts with reflecting on how you relate to yourself and others, and how to create healthy emotional boundaries. This can be done by taking time for yourself, and contemplating what gives you the feeling of dignity and stick to it.

The Moon is placed in opposition to Pluto 18 degrees in Capricorn shows that our emotional nature requires transformation. There are some obvious external power struggles that reveal how you relate to your emotions. This may seem improbable to some, for others this present a deep understanding. This means that the outside world reflects the inner world. If you allow past actions to blind you from seeing how to handle a situation, you would completely miss the opportunity to change the situation. The devil is in the details; and because the Moon is opposing Pluto, the “devil” is also in the emotions. This is a test to see how you react to power struggles, and where you need to improve.

 

How Does this Supermoon relate to the past New Moon?
With the past new moon in Sagittarius, we chose the direction that was righteous enough for pursuit, now that the Moon is Super and Full in Cancer, we are now required to summon up our emotional nature to carve the way along the path. Since Cancer is a water cardinal sign, our emotions can be seen as dynamic waters that carve new river beds at the foot of the mountain. Smoothing rocks and trees over, moving dirt, sand, and soil around to new spaces, and pushing animals and other life away from the course of the pursuit. Cancer is an intuitive, receptive, powerful energy. This energy can either drown you with its powerful force or push to where the Divine sees fit. Make peace with this energy by making peace with your emotions. Handle your thought process and seek out its course of direction. This energy is coming in fast and will pass you by if you don’t recognize it.

 

What’s to Come?
Uranus stations direct 24 degrees in Aries on January 2, 2018. Uranus went retrograde 28 degrees in Aries on August 2, 2017. This energy made us reflect internally on how we may impact the world with our innovations. Now that it stations direct, it’s time to put those thoughts that we’ve had into action. The Cosmos are giving us a thumbs up!

3 Points on how to work with the Supermoon in Cancer:

 

 

  • Take deep breaths when feeling overwhelmed. ( 7 seconds in, 7 seconds out.)
  • When having strong emotions, contemplate the situation first before taking action to gain a clear message.
  • Be surrounded by comforting material things as much as possible such as a warm blanket with hot tea, or coco. (If it’s the winter season for you, of course.)