This month’s full moon arrives on Saturday, May 18th at 27° Scorpio. May’s full moon is also called the Full Flower Moon or Wesak Moon, which traditionally is the best time to plant your garden – both figuratively and spiritually. The Wesak Moon or Buddha Moon is the first full moon of Taurus (ruled by Venus).
Full moons bring about new revelations, conclusions and core wound healing. The Full Flower Moon is a time for Divine Mother (moon) nurturing and vital life force to birth anew. During the Wesak Moon we honor Master Buddha’s path of enlightenment on the day he left his earthly incarnation under the Full Moon of Taurus.
Upon our spiritual awakening, we also chose the path of self-actualization and ascension. Saturday’s Scorpio Full Moon is a potent reminder of when and why we chose this sacred journey. Take a moment of deep reflection on the true purpose of your personal transformation and commitment. The Scorpio Full Moon enhances the resurrection theme – rising from the ashes.
Today Mars moves into Cancer and the North Node. Mars is the sign of personal desires, vital energy and taking action in life. While the Scorpion Full Moon highlights molecular transfiguration, Mars in North Node enhances spiritual embodiment. Mars will form an opposition to all the astro-activity happening in Capricorn, including the powerful Saturn-Pluto conjunction. 2019 is a year of preparation and stabilization, as the 2020 ascension astrology is quickly approaching.
And finally, the recent CME’s (coronal mass ejections) are streaming highly charged solar storm photons and plasma waves into Gaia’s atmosphere and geo-magnetic field today and tomorrow. You may be feeling the effects of incoming electrical pulse stimulation, as the body assimilates cosmic particles from the Great Central Sun. Solar storm activity can enhance psychic abilities, intuitive insights and higher consciousness…as well as cause body fatigue and aches, dizziness and headaches. Make sure to get grounded, spend time in nature, hydrate, rest, take extra silica and electrolyte support.
The upcoming Full Flower/Wesak Moon provides a fertile space for creative endeavors. We will focus on themes of transformation, resurrection and vitality in Saturday’s Full Moon Global Activations. Join Manette and myself with Earth Keepers, Gridworkers and Star Beings all around the world as we birth our New Earth. The show is recorded for replay. If you would like to participate, register here: https://newearthcentral.com/?p=209289
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The One Thing That Stops Each Zodiac Sign From Achieving Their Life Goals
July 19, 2018
We all have a life goal that we constantly dream about. Whether it’s big or small, it helps keeps us going and working hard at what we actually desire.
Whether we want to get a dream job, to master a skill, or even become Instagram famous, we all have that one life goal that we just have to achieve.
Yet, we often find ourselves feeling completely overwhelmed as itfeels like the whole world is against us. It’s easy to get discouraged when everything isn’t going our way and we feel like we’re just never going to succeed.
It’s totally the worst feeling in the world and is the last thing we want to feel.
AQUARIUS: FEELING PRESSURED BY THOSE AROUND THEM TO NOT GO OUTSIDE THE BOX
As an Aquarius, you’re definitely fine in taking the back seat and just going with the flow. You have no crazy desire to do things your way and are fine following someone else’s orders since it’s much easier.
However, you’ve finally figured out your dreams and understand that you want something completely different from what the people around you want.
Yet, you’re so used to doing things with those around you it almostfeels wrong to do your own thing. You feel pressured by others to stick to what you’re already doing and feel like you can’t grow.
It’s time you jump outside of the box and follow what you’re truly passionate about! You’ll feel so much better when you start to follow your dreams.
LIBRA: THE HARD WORK THAT GOES ALONG WITH IT
As a Libra, you’re so used to having a good time and hanging out with friends that the concept of hard work almost feels foreign to you. Even though you know what you want to achieve, and what you have to do to achieve it, you just don’t feel like putting in the necessary effort to get it done.
It’s time that you ditch your old ways and begin trying to figure out what you have to do to reach your goals.
You’re going to have to incorporate the element of hard work, even if you totally don’t feel like it. While it might not be glamorous and fun, it’s an absolutely necessary step in order to achieve your true dreams.
GEMINI: FEELING LIKE YOU’RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Even though you’re one of the fiercest and strongest Zodiacs out there, you’ve been way too hard on yourself lately. It feels like you just aren’t completely obsessed with yourself and don’t think you have what it takes to achieve your goals.
However, we’re here to tell you that we totally think otherwise and are completely positive that you have what it takes to reach any goal you set.
You have to take a look at all of the awesome qualities you have that will help you reach your dreams. It’s time you forget about everything you’re poor at, and triple down on the qualities you’re completely awesome at!
CAPRICORN: ALWAYS STRATEGIZING AND PLANNING ON HOW TO GET TO THEIR GOAL
As a Capricorn, you’re incredibly strategic and logical in everything you do. You definitely believe that it’s best to plan something out rather than just jumping into something blind.
We couldn’t agree more, yet are here to warn you that your constant planning is getting in the way of actually achieving your goals.
Your endless strategizing and planning is getting in the way of you actually acting on achieving your dreams.
We understand that you don’t feel like you’ve completely mapped out what you have to do, but you never will. Instead, it’s time for you to finally start working at achieving your goals rather than just thinking about it.
VIRGO: YOUR WORK ETHIC IS LACKING
While it might be hard to hear this out loud, you definitely know this is the issue that’s stopping you from reaching your dreams. You simply have no work ethic what so ever and it’s the critical thing in the way between you and your dreams.
It’s time you stop hoping you’ll reach your dreams if you’re watching Netflix all day.
Hard work is absolutely critical and is the secret to success. Sit down and make a schedule as to how you’re going to use your time wisely to get what you desire.
You’ll be absolutely blown away when you realize how easily you’re starting to achieve your dreams once you put in the work!
TAURUS: BEING TOLD YOU WON’T ACHIEVE YOUR GOAL
It’s time for things to change, and especially your mindset. As a Taurus, you often like to get people’s opinions on different matters, but you shouldn’t on your dreams.
Stop caring what people around you think and start following your passions.
It doesn’t matter that the people around you see your dreams as unattainable. If you believe in yourself and your dreams, you can do anything.
If instead you agree and ditch your dreams you’ll live your life in constant regret of ‘what if’. We can guarantee that this will absolutely break you. Instead, grow some thick skin and ignore any negativity around you.
SAGITTARIUS: KNOWING YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN
Since you’re such a social extrovert, knowing that achieving your goals requires a lot of alone time is something you just haven’t come to terms with.
While you can keep wishing that reaching your dreams is a group effort, the stress is all on you.
You’re not exactly ready to have to face all of the obstacles that are about to come your way, and it’s completely okay.
You can completely go at your own pace and don’t have to follow anyone’s direction rather than your own. We’re absolutely positive that you’ll eventually feel powerful enough to achieve your desires on your own without anyone’s help.
LEO: TERRIFIED OF LOSING WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE
We definitely understand your fear of losing the life you already have to follow the one you’ve always dreamed of. You have to take the risk of it not working out and being left with nothing. Yet, it’s better than living in constant regret of not taking the chance.
It’s time you understand that you’ll have to risk everything you have for everything you want.
While this question keeps you up at night, deep within your heart you know what you have to do. Simply remember that if you work hard enough at your goal, you’ll surely achieve it and feel relieved with your decision!
ARIES: A STRIKING FEAR OF DISCOMFORT
Trust us when we tell you that this is one of the most common fears out there. Everyone is terrified of jumping outside of their comfort zone, even if it’s what’s necessary to get what he or she has always desired!
That’s why we’re here to tell you that you’ll feel so much better once you take the next step.
If you keep living inside of your little safety bubble, you’ll never be able to experience the wonders of life.
Staying within your comfort zone will prevent you from growing into the person you’re meant to be. Having goals is the best way to begin your journey of growth and success!
PISCES: CONSUMED WITH PROCRASTINATION OUT OF FEAR
While you feel like you know what your dreams are and what to do to achieve them, you often find yourself not working at them.
Instead, you procrastinate for fear of not being able to achieve your dreams. Perhaps, you also procrastinate for fear of not wanting to put in that hard work to get what you desire.
Yet, it’s time to put yourself in check and realize that this procrastination is ruining your life.
You’re never going to achieve your dreams if you’re not willing to put in the work. Whether it’s fear or laziness, you have to change your ways and work at bettering yourself.
SCORPIO: KNOWING IT MAY NOT EVER HAPPEN
It’s a pain deep in your heart as you ponder the truth that you just may never be able to achieve your dreams. It’s hard to give up everything you already have in hope of achieving something you may never actually achieve.
This is the one thing that’s holding you back from working towards your dreams.
It’s time that to come to terms with the fact that you may never achieve your goals, and get to work trying to attain them.
Don’t let this negative perspective stop you from getting what you truly desire. We can almost guarantee you that if you put the proper work and effort in, you’ll for sure reach your goals!
CANCER: NOT KNOWING WHERE TO EVEN START
As a Cancer, you often get totally overwhelmed when things get a little tough. It feels like the world is against you and that you’re suffocating under everything that’s going on. That’s why we’re here to let you know that you have the strength within you to achieve your goals.
Simply calm down, breathe, and make a plan as to what you have to do.
The hardest step is the first one, and that’s the one you have to take. Once you do, you’ll realize that it’s not as difficult as you thought and that you have the power to achieve those dreams you’ve always longed for!
Huge Historical Blackout: The Astrological Mound Builders of Ancient North America
June 14, 2018
By Arjun Walla
The Facts:Strong evidence points to the reality that giants existed on earth. Many ancient cultures recognized this. Many of these beings had great knowledge of the stars and astrology.
Reflect On:How much of our history is actually true? How much has been held back? When you begin to stretch your consciousness outside of simple everyday life as we know it, we begin to explore actual reality.
How can a researcher, historian, or anybody who is interested in diving into the archives of US history, for example, expect to find anything of any real substance that actually pertains to the truth? History is written by the victors, and most major historical events are full of information and facts that don’t really show up in our secondary and post-secondary ‘educational’ textbooks. These days, no matter how much evidence and fact support a topic, if that topic and information simply defies beliefs, or offends current upheld belief systems (many of which are based on lies), then it is rejected.
We see this in all disciplines today, a great example would be the connection between consciousness and our physical material world, as demonstrated numerous times repeatedly by quantum physics. Despite the fact that we are told these rules only apply at the quantum level, there are several examples which show that, no, they can be applied at the classical level as well. Cases of mind influencing matter have been reported throughout history and across many cultures, more specifically in regard to ‘supernormal’ abilities which include telepathy, psychokinesis, and other phenomena that lie within the realms of parapsychology. This is evident in ancient literature, from the Vedic texts and the yoga sutras to Jesus, Moses, Milarepa, Mohammed and more. It’s also evident via declassified CIA documents, some of which you can access here.
What is going on here? Just as there is a scientific blackout in many cases, we also have historical blackouts and a modern-day blackout of information and discoveries that are made by the black budget world. A 1997 US Senate reportdescribed them as “so sensitive that they are exempt from standard reporting requirements to the Congress.”
Yet we still reject these blackouts and historical facts are no different. What about the Giants of North America? Have discoveries been ‘covered-up’ simply because they don’t fit the framework of accepted knowledge? It sure seems that way, especially because you won’t see any mention of giants in our textbooks. Perhaps that’s because they don’t fit in with the supposed theory of evolution? Is this information just too paradigm shifting? Where what we once thought we knew, is not true anymore? Kind of like another, ‘the Earth is not flat’ type of moment…
Giants are found within the lore of multiple cultures, from the indigenous to the ancient past, but bones have also been discovered on numerous occasions.
“It calls up the indefinite past. When Columbus first sought this continent—when Christ suffered on the cross—when Moses led Israel through the Red-Sea—nay, even, when Adam first came from the hand of his Maker—then as now, Niagara was roaring here. The eyes of that species of extinct giants, whose bones fill the mounds of America, have gazed on Niagara, as ours do now.” – Lincoln
A discovery was made in 1883 when the Smithsonian (the United States government/military-led organization) dispatched a team of archaeologists to the South Charleston Mound. The report indicates that the team uncovered numerous giant skeletons ranging from 7 to 9 feet tall. They were decorated with heavy copper bracelets and other religious/cultural items. The report also mentioned that some of them had a skull that was of “the compressed or flat-head type.” This would resemble similar skeletal characteristics to those found in South America and Egypt. (source)
Going back further still, in 1774 settlers found what they called “The Giant Town,” which housed several gigantic skeletons, one being an eight-foot-tall male. (source)
You can read more about that in the articles we’ve written previously about the subject, and see some examples. From New York Times articles and more, the evidence of giants is great.
The Ceremonial Astrological Mound Builders of Ancient North America
Another interesting topic I recently came across, was, just like Pyramids, and many other ‘wonders’ of the world built with remarkable mathematical precision and synchronicities, are the ancient structures in North America that’s been completely ignored by mainstream history.
Jim Vieira is a stonemason, writer, and star of History Channel’s Search for the Lost Giants had his TED talk banned. The banned TED talks are always the most fascinating, my favorite from Russel Targ, who was a physicist contracted by the CIA to create the STARGATE project, a program investigating parapsychological phenomena, where he shared everything he knows about ESP. It was banned simply because it was too controversial, similar to Vieira’s talk as well.
In one of Jim’s talks, he describes a structure, one of many which have apparently been found all over America, that goes to show just how interesting and mysterious, and advanced these beings are. It’s one of many pieces of the puzzle showing that extremely advanced, highly intelligent ancient civilizations once roamed the Earth, and many of them have been completely blacked out from history. Perhaps the ‘history makers’ wrote their own version and decided to cut out information that wouldn’t fit in with their plan to control the narrative of what is and what was.
In it, he describes “ceremonial” stone-works that have been found in New-England, these structures have been carbon dated, according to the talk, to thousands of years old, every single one of them, “but there’s a historical blackout,” according to Vieira, especially in New England.
He goes on to show a picture of the Goshen Stone chamber, one of the hundreds in New England. What’s remarkable about these structures is that the majority of them are oriented to the equinox sunrise or winter solstice sunrise.
Below is a picture he took on March 12th from the chamber:
He then goes on to say, “we are told that these are colonial root sellers.”This one has a 10-tonne sailing, and as a stone mason, he explains how the structure itself is quite a feet, which is why he has a suspicion that they might have been built by the giants which exist in ancient lore.
Another interesting shot from the talk, this particular structure (Goshen Stone) has a stone line shaft created in the chamber which allows the Equinox sunset to come through twice a year, only on those days.
Again, he also cites lab work done which sites carbon date reading of thousands of years old. So that would completely shatter the current mainstream accepted explanation, that these are simply colonial root sellers… How crazy is that?
You can check out the full TED talk below:
The Ancients Obsession With Astrology
The evidence for intelligent ancient civilizations that have been left out of the historical record is grand, but even the ones that have not been left out show a tremendous knowledge of astrology, planets, and facts about the cosmos that we didn’t discover ourselves till only a few decades ago, like the existence of Pluto, for example.
From the indigenous all the way to ancient Sumeria, astrology has obviously played a huge key role among these societies and was extremely relevant, yet today, this topic and its importance are brushed off as pseudoscience. I personally have no doubt the movement of the cosmos and the way it affects human consciousness is something real, yet perhaps not well understood, but it’s making a comeback.
There is a lot of validity behind such concepts and beliefs, but they are brushed off today simply because we’ve been trained to believe that this type of thing is bogus, when really, it’s far from it and once understood it could be of tremendous use to humanity, especially for goodwill.
The Picatrix: An Ancient Manuscript That Teaches How To Obtain Energy From The Cosmos
July 2, 2018
Through this ancient manuscript…the reader could attract and channel the energy of the cosmos so that a certain event develops according to the will of the practitioner, zodiacal magic; which is said to help master and dominate with accuracy—through the force of the universe—nature and its surroundings.”
Picatrix explains not only how to create and ensoul magical statues and talismans, but even speaks of whole cities constructed using the principles of astrological magic.
The Pixatrix—as it’s called today—is an ancient, 400-page magical grimoire of originally written in Arabic under the title غاية الحكيم Ghāyat al-Ḥakīm.THe Picatrix
Experts believe it was composed in the 11th century although some argue it was created in the first half of the 10th century. The work is divided into four books, which exhibit a marked absence of systematic exposition.
In the thirteenth century, the king of Castile Alfonso X (also known as Alfonso “The Wise”) ordered the translation of the ancient text to Spanish.
The translation into Latin gained a notable popularity in Europe between the XV and XVIII centuries.
Although the Castilian version is said to be lost, the Latin translation(Liber Picatrix) spread throughout the West and reached a notable success between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries.
The Picatrix is believed to have been written by Abū- Maslama Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn ‘Abd al-da’im al-Majrīt, an astronomer, mathematician, and alchemist of Al-Andalus who wanted to gather all the knowledge of the Middle East from the 8th and 9th centuries.
Arab historian, Ibn Khaldun, ascribed authorship of Picatrix (referring to the original Arabic version, under the title Ġāyat al-Ḥakīm) to the mathematician, al-Majriti, who died between 1005CE and 1008CE.
Although there are those who disagree with such authorship and attribute thismagical grimoire to an unknown apprentice of a mysterious Middle Eastern magic school—mostly due to the style in which the work is presented which looks like a kind of notebook—the enigmatic grimoire was extremely popular and promised to teach its reader, among other things, how to obtain energy from the planets of the cosmos. Many authors summarize the work as being “the most thorough exposition of celestial magic in Arabic”.
The contents of this ancient magical grimoire are fascinating and in it, we find reference to talismanic magic and astrological references to animals, plants, metals, stones, etc.
Through them, the reader could attract and channel the energy of the planets so that a certain event develops according to the will of the practitioner, zodiacal magic which is said to help master and dominate with accuracy—through the force of the universe— even nature and the surroundings.
The ancient magical grimoire also gives insight into numerology and lunar calendars that supposedly would help plan rituals considering the most propitious moment so that the energy of the universe favored the result.
However, there’s more to this mysterious magical grimoire than numerology and astrology. This ancient text includes different bizarre recipes for countless spells that had to be composed using ingredients as dangerous as hashish, opium and other psychoactive plants that were used in large quantities to induce altered states of consciousness and astral journeys.
If on the other hand, the intention was to contact the spirits and master the forces of the spirits, then the ingredients that had to be used were different: blood, sperm, urine, earwax, tears, and saliva were all mixed together specifically to obtain the best results and master the world we cannot see on a daily basis.
Interestingly, Picatrix explains not only how to create and ensoul magical statues and talismans, but even speaks of whole cities constructed using the principles of astrological magic.
How To Get The Most Out Of Mars Retrograde: June 26 – August 27
July 2, 2018
The astrological Mars often gets a bad rap. Mars is associated with war, hostility, anger, and rage; it fuels the primal “id” of need and desire – all things we consider “bad.”
But Mars is also the factor that provides energy and motivation, fueling our desires so that we can accomplish our goals and dreams. We need Mars, and can’t live without it. But we need Mars to be healthy and clean of extraneous issues and ego needs.
That’s where the retrograde cycle of Mars comes in. Every two years or so Mars turns retrograde (meaning it appears to move backward from our perspective here on Earth).
Mars is an active planet and easily frustrated, so Mars is not very happy or comfortable during the retrograde periods which can make things more difficult for us individually since the force of Mars tends to be expressed more internally when Mars is retrograde. We are more likely to feel frustrated and angry if things don’t go our way, and less able to put our plans into motion.
Retrograde cycles are an important part of the unfolding story of our lives,and connecting ourselves with the rhythms of the planetary movements helps us to unlock the power of the planets to guide and help us shape our destiny.
There is a time for action when planets are direct, and a time for rest and reflection when planets turn retrograde, and this is especially true for Mars. During this period we may find it more difficult to initiate new action – there is a tendency to feel like we’re going one step forward and two steps back.
Retrograde periods of Mars can feel frustrating because our desires are often thwarted. If we listen to the planetary wisdom of the retrograde cycle and turn our attention within, we can utilize this time to re-assess and re-evaluate our desires, hopes, and wishes.
What’s known as the “shadow period” of a retrograde cycle begins when aplanet slows down in anticipation of the retrograde turn. As it comes to a “station” (still point) its energies are most potent.
During this “shadow” period we are being prepared for the retrograde cycle. Our spiritual brakes are applied, usually without our conscious will, and the world begins to slow down around us. We may find ourselves becoming more frustrated, and that can lead to anger.
During this shadow and retrograde period, between June 26 and August 27, 2018, we can use the retrograde magic to pay attention. Where are we trying to make something happen but the doors keep closing around us? Where are we feeling weak and unable to assert ourselves? How is our body’s energy system coping with the retrograde?
Everyone will experience this cycle differently depending upon the health of Mars in our own charts, but here are some strategies for everyone to get the most out of this retrograde period.
Most importantly, take care of your health and your physical energy. With any challenging Mars cycle, this means physical activity of some sort, and with as much vigor as intensity as you can muster. Physical activity is an excellent way to balance the energy of Mars.
The advice you may hear to avoid conflict during Mars retrograde periods is really not helpful. Conflict often cannot be avoided, and in my view, the best way to manage conflict is to express it early.
Mars retrograde periods can be excellent for resolving longstandingconflicts and for bringing up issues that need to be dealt with. In fact, the retrograde period will force the continued reflection of the conflict until it is resolved.
Reassess your greatest desires; write down the five most important priorities for you at this time in your life. This is not a time to begin implementing action to make those things happen, but instead to reflect on your current priorities and see if any of them need to be adjusted.
All retrograde periods are excellent for reviewing our internal landscape: our thoughts, feelings, emotions, desires.
Mars retrograde periods are excellent for repairing your home, but not for beginning a new addition or new home project.
Mars fuels passion, and when retrograde our passions may wane or fizzle out altogether. This is a normal part of the natural rhythm of the planets so don’t worry!
Conserve your energies and gather your strength so when the retrograde is over, and Mars has picked up energy again, you will have the force of Mars to assist you in taking action once again.
Mercury is stationing to turn retrograde by Wednesday morning…
Things to remember about Mercury retrogrades and what to watch for:
* Mercury retrogrades are common. They happen several times each year. In fact the very meaning of the planet Mercury, as an astrological symbol, cannot be separated from its regular retrogrades. Mercury’s swift speed and back and forth motion were classically what related Mercury to contests and athletics. Some astrologers in fact say that one of Mercury’s core actions is to “contest.” Think for example of your foiled travel plans, think of detours, intellectual debates, technological snafus, argumentation, and skepticism. Think of messages and messengers, think of plans and challenges to plans, think of words and the failure of words to communicate. Think of negotiation and the challenges of arranging or organizing agreed upon terms. Think of money and bargains and deals and merchants in old city markets. In each one of these themes we have Mercury’s swift speed and we have Mercury’s back and forth…contesting, debating, analyzing, scrutinizing, and explaining. So the first thing to remember about Mercury retrogrades is that they are present and implied in almost all “normal” Mercury themes…and in fact retrogradation itself, as an astrological symbol, is in some ways lent to all the other planets by Mercury…the back and forth, speedy merchant and messenger of the Gods!
* In this particular Mercury retrograde Mercury is in his own rulership and exaltation, so Mercury is in an environment that will allow him to accomplish more than if he were the guest in another planet’s home. He runs the show in Virgo! Also during this retrograde Mercury is conjunct with Jupiter, and Mercury will be the planetary host of both a solar and lunar eclipse in the month ahead. This means that much of the astrology of the next month will feature Mercury ruled topics or themes.
* Watch for changes or challenges to the Mercury ruled areas of your birth chart (the houses ruled by Gemini/Virgo).
* Watch for changes related to money, finances, markets, or the organization of businesses, offices, projects, and jobs.
* Watch for changes of direction with regard to learning, reading, writing, or communication styles or approaches to communicating with someone or something.
* Watch for changes of travel plans, technological challenges, important communications along with misunderstandings or misinformation. Read the fine print, think twice before entering into long term agreements that you’re not sure about or that appear suddenly and require and impulsive decision.
* Watch for the sudden desire to reorganize, clean out clutter, or create a more effective or efficient method for doing something.
* Watch for the return to consider, learn, or discuss something from the past.
* Watch for bargains or offers from someone or something that want you to return to something from the past.
The solar eclipse this week opens a powerful new door, and the opening of this door may involve completing something from the past or returning for to someone or something from the past. Or it may involve any of the above Mercury retrograde themes coinciding with a special opportunity or new beginning. More on the eclipse in the days ahead.
Prayer: Teach us the wisdom of a discerning heart.
Today a special longer treatment of our upcoming Mercury retrograde!
First we should recognize that Mercury will turn retrograde in a Venus ruled sign, just as Venus is moving out of a Mars ruled sign (Aries), and into her own sign of Taurus where she is much more comfortable and empowered. Simultaneously we should notice that Mercury is being strongly emphasized through Jupiter’s upcoming station in Virgo. Both Mars and Saturn, as well as Neptune, are all moving through Jupiter ruled signs, and Jupiter is slowing down to station and turn direct in both the rulership and exaltation of Mercury (Virgo).
Putting this all together we can see some simple themes coming forward. Mercury is a planet whose broadest archetypal actions include analysis, investigation, consideration, skeptical inquiry, curiosity, deconstruction, and critical thinking. So during a retrograde period, especially during the stations, we may find ourselves seriously questioning, analyzing, or deconstructing something. Or we might find that various systems are being broken down into their parts or that they aren’t working correctly or that there is something standing out that needs more careful attention or revision.
From here the question becomes, “WHAT is being analyzed, deconstructed, broken down into its parts, or analyzed?”
Well, remember that this Mercury retrograde leads us back to Mercury’s position over Jupiter and Jupiter’s position in relationship to Saturn, Mars, and Neptune. Learning to see the community dynamics of the planets is an important part of any analysis.
Jupiter in Virgo represents a kind of puritanical, careful, perhaps naive but also meticulous breaking apart of various systems of doctrine, dogma, and belief or praxis. Whether we’re looking at politics or carpentry, religion, philosophy, or accounting, wherever there is a some outdated or unexamined system in place Jupiter in Virgo suggests a second look or a critical evaluation. This is naturally uncomfortable for Jupiter whose nature is more akin to building greater wholes and coordinating successful growth projects rather than taking systems apart or weeding through the parts of vast networks. However, the entire transit of Jupiter in Virgo may also represent a kind of “take it apart” so that it might eventually become better or stronger on the whole.
But it gets even more specific. Jupiter in Virgo is related to the interests and challenges of Neptune, Mars, and Saturn as well. Let’s start with Mars and Saturn.
Both planets in a Jupiter ruled mutable fire sign emphasize separation, schisms, feuds, and factions. Both planets represent the contentions, competitions, and crusades we are fighting on behalf of various new/old ideas and beliefs. With both of these planets being dominated by the square from Jupiter in Virgo, we are seeing not only the feuds of our underlying values and prejudices, many of which represent serious generational or historical divides, but we are seeing these feuds play out as they relate specifically to the deconstruction or critical analysis of entire systems of thought or practice (analysis of both our ideals and the practical implementation of ideals).
Underlying Jupiter’s disposition in Virgo is also the transcendental dream of Neptune in Pisces. Underlying all of these conflicts and systemic analyses are the images of our dreams, of the reaching for something transcendent, for something non-ordinary, for utopia, for salvation, for whatever we want most deeply but cannot see or name. We are looking for God, you might say, in the individual grains of sand..taking apart our sand castles, one grain at a time, until we’ve found the sacred source in each of them and can then, finally, rebuild our castle with renewed integrity…restored faith…a future worth living for.
The problem is that the waves keep coming and interrupting the process! Exception after exception slips in and confuses our counting, until we are forced to reckon with the unaccountable truth…we will never get to the bottom of this. In this sense Jupiter in Virgo is doing his deconstruction on behalf of that which cannot be satisfied. At some point we will say, “This will have to do.”
Now, let’s return all the way back to Mercury retrograde. If Jupiter in Virgo is emphasizing systemic inspections, then this retrograde is going to be an especially important time for these investigations. Because Mercury and Jupiter are stationing simultaneously, and then during Mercury’s retrograde Jupiter will turn direct…signalling the implementation or the change over, or the positive results of the analysis…the first fruits of a process that has been taking place since the beginning of winter when Jupiter went retrograde.
Why can we be so certain that this transformation will be beneficial? Because Mercury will be with Venus in Taurus and in a superior trine to Jupiter. All of which point to the positive integration or joining of disparate parts for the sake of growth. Out of the careful analysis, something cohesive, beautiful, and harmonious is likely to emerge. And remember that by August Jupiter will enter a Venus ruled sign for an entire year.
However, given the simultaneous Mars/Saturn retrogrades, it’s likely that this entire sequence will also continue to feature factions, feuds, and ongoing conflicts or sharp distinctions or debates between various ideas and practices. It’s also possible that the Mercury/Venus signature in relationship to Jupiter reflects compromises that are strategic but also somewhat divisive (driving a hard bargain, forcing someone’s hand, reluctantly giving up any ground to a perceived opponent, etc).
We’ll look more carefully at this over the next few weeks, but hopefully this gives everyone more to think about!
Prayer: Help us to reconsider, to hold each part up to the light, so that we might see as the one who sees everything.
It’s that time of year again and Mercury Retrograde is with us. It starts at Libra 15 and reverses to Libra 0. So it basically starts in the Aquarian/Uranian Decan and retreats back into the Libran Deacn, which means that on a collective level, the dialog starts with fairness and rights (Libra) at the collective level (Aquarius) and retreats backwards into the Libran Decan where we turn our attention away from what’s not right in the world, to what can I be better at between you and I. So we start off dialoging about refugees and end in talking about abandoned relationships, and lost connections, vowing more fairness in our lives, perhaps even giving people we had written off second chances. Of course this is going to really impact Libras in specific, but also the opposite sign Aries, who are rarely wont to look back. Over the next few weeks, they’ll depart from their forward thinking attack on life and take a rare retrospective journey.
Libra is also supposed to be a very artistic sign and for the most part, it is, but Libras are basically lazy. Yep, I said it. What gives me the right to say and judge Libras so harshly? Well, it’s because I have Mercury/Moon/Venus in Libra, so I ahem, have a little insight into the process. Actually, Libras aren’t lazy (I just wanted to get your attention) they simply have really great ideas that exist perfectly in their minds which unfortunately generally stay there in the ideal atmosphere of the un-manifest. Here’s advice to all Libras out there; Keep your plans and creations to yourself until they actually take shape and form–just sayin’.
As far as September 23rd goes, The Blood Moon, etc., whatever goes down, Mercury Rertrograde in Libra has the potential to remind us to stay polite and retain our social graces as the troops hit the streets to round us up for the FEMA camps. While all Hell is breaking loose we’ll be able to hold the space of fairness for our oppressors; “Can I help you get those cuffs on me?” “Don’t worry, I understand that you have to taze me, I know you have a quota. Go ahead and do it twice if you’re behind.” That sort of thing. Don’t forget to be fair, even with the so-called unfair and that’s really the nexus of this Mercury Retrograde. Life isn’t fair, but it is just (ultimately) and those are two, very different aspects to consider.
Understanding that life isn’t fair is a big, big, lesson in this Mercury Retrograde phase and once we disabuse ourselves of that notion, we are much better off, because at that point we can deal with our lives as they are and then direct them to where we would like them to be. Mercury Retrograde in Libra takes some of the old varnish off of our thoughts and perceptions and that’s okay, because we need to get down to the base and then come back with a new sheen and a brighter shine once Mercury goes direct on 10/10 at ZERO degrees, which equals “Reset.” To hell with Shimitah or the Jubilee where we are given the reset from some other authority. Claim it for yourself.
September promises to be a very active and intense month astrologically, with two eclipses, Mars moving out of debility, Venus going direct, and Mercury retrograde.
First, Venus goes direct on September 6, 2015, after being retrograde since July 25. While Venus was retrograde we re-examined relationships and the validity of our value system. Now as Venus moves forward, and with greater perspective, we begin to integrate and live the truth of what really matters in love and life.
Next, the fall eclipse season begins, with a solar eclipse on Sept 12-13, followed by a total lunar eclipse on September 27. It is important not to fear eclipses, but know that they can eventually bring significant changes or circumstances into one’s life. Eclipses can be enlightening, bringing increased awareness, by revealing things we need to see that had been previously ignored or hidden. These are times we need to be more mindful and focused, as sometimes we can feel more mentally confused or too emotionally stimulated. Being in a peaceful, healing environment is also recommended. Eclipses are not positive days for performing mundane activities, such as signing contracts. Ultimately, eclipses help us to face the unknown, and embrace the light within us and within our world.
The solar eclipse (new moon) occurs either on September 12, 2015 at 11:40 PM (PDT) or on September 13, 2015 at 2:40 AM (EDT) – depending on your time zone. This eclipse is at 26 degrees Leo in the fierce nakshatra of Purva Phalguni. Being in the sign of Leo brings an emphasis on our personal power, self-expression, and creativity. Are we being a good example or inspirational to others, or are we over-bearing? With the eclipse in the creative and social nakshatra of Purva Phalguni (whose deity is Bhaga, the god of fortune), this motivates us to enjoy and share with those we love. Be kind, humble, generous, and less self-indulgent.
Mars finally moves out of Cancer, its sign of debility, on September 15, 2015. But as it moves from the latter degrees of the water sign of Cancer into the first few degrees of the fire sign of Leo (called gandanta), this can signal a challenging or deeply transformative time, especially around healing issues related to Mars, such as impatience, anger, assertiveness, frustration, and courage. This is a time to face our shadow and move through it. The period from September 11 through 20 is a more vulnerable and sensitive time, so practice self-care and compassion.
Mercury goes retrograde September 17 to October 9, 2015, in its exalted sign of Virgo. Mercury retrograde periods can be expressed more internally, as we feel more pre-occupied with our own thoughts. This is especially a great time for deeper self-analysis as Mercury is transiting the precise and detail-oriented sign of Virgo. Your meditation practice may be more rewarding. But being too self-critical could be a challenge. With the north node, Rahu, conjunct retrograde Mercury, this is a time to be extra diligent and honest with all communications or misunderstandings could be the outcome. Double-check travel plans. Creative endeavors (right-brained activities) such as painting and music are positive outlets now. Mercury retrograde periods are good for reviewing things, organizing your office, and revisiting areas of your life that need to be changed.
The total lunar eclipse (full moon) occurs on September 27 at 7:50 PM (PDT) at 10 degrees Pisces, in the fixed nakshatra of Uttara Bhadrapada. Also, retrograde Mercury will be influencing this lunar eclipse as it is conjunct the Sun and opposite the Moon, indicating a need to be even more discerning, objective, and calm with our thinking and communications. With the eclipse in the water sign of Pisces, as well as being in the nakshatra of Uttara Bhadrapada, whose deity is Ahirbudhnya (the serpent of the deep, connected to kundalini energy), intense buried emotions can surface for healing and transformation if we are ready. By cultivating patience and accepting all the cycles of life, this can shift us to a more neutral and peaceful place. Remember, in Vedic culture the actual day of an eclipse is positive to perform one’s spiritual practice or sadhana, or any other healing practices that stabilize the mind and open the heart.
Note: Vedic astrology, the astrology from India, uses the sidereal zodiac, the zodiac of the fixed stars, which is based on a more accurate astronomical view of the planets in the sky.
About the Author
Debra Infante is a practicing Vedic astrologer and teacher. She began her studies of Vedic astrology in 1995, and was certified by The American College of Vedic Astrology as an approved teacher (Level I) in September 1999. She has been teaching Vedic astrology to the students in the yoga teacher trainings at 7 Centers Yoga in Sedona, AZ since 2002. Debra, can be reached at (928) 639-0623 for astrological consultations, by phone or in person.
July brings an important opportunity for gathering as Starseeds with intention to create the reality we wish to experience. Confirmations and synchronicity lead us to important messages that can be shared in order to unite like minded souls in manifesting the best possible outcome for humanity. We find ourselves in one of these times right now, and the message is full of hope but requires that we do the work that we are remembering we came here to do.
It is very important to remember that we are creating our own reality. For those of us who are aware and awakening to the full power of a sovereign free soul having an existence right now in a human being body, we are learning how to master the situation while still existing in the 3d prison matrix. By using intention and imagination, we really are “willing” ourselves out of this each and every day we wake up on the planet. The timelines change constantly and we are learning how to get the advantage of coming together as Starseeds to create the shift into the frequency that we desire.
According to Astrologer Carl Boudreaux, we are coming upon the perfect rare astrological alignment with the new moon on July 15 to manifest our desires with confidence and determination:
“This Far and No Farther
For many months, now, the astrological message has been about challenging and repeated emotional releases, confusion and indecision. That will almost surely change dramatically in July.
Neptune, Chiron, Nessus and Saturn have softened the ground. Positive aspects have planted seeds of hope and aspiration and have begun paving a way forward.
Beginning very soon, as soon as July’s New Moon makes itself felt, we will define a goal for ourselves. We will experience a grim and righteous determination to achieve that goal, even if that means outright confrontation with those who resist us.
The Moon’s Work
Cancer, presently being transited by the Sun, is the Moon’s home sign. Both Cancer and the Moon are closely associated with the psychologically and spiritually vital 4th house.
Cancer, the Moon and the 4th house are all closely associated with the weaving and reweaving of patterns in our unconscious mind. These patterns affect our spirituality and our psychology. They strongly influence, if they do not simply determine, our attitudes and behaviors.
Moon to the Nth Degree
Every July, the Sun transits Cancer, placing its energetic emphasis on the deep psychological and spiritual processes governed by Cancer, the Moon and the 4th house. In July 2015, a number of factors will dramatically heighten this focus, intensifying, accelerating, amplifying and spiritualizing these psychological and spiritual processes.
There are three Moons in July 2015.
July 2nd, Full Moon in Capricorn.
July 16th, New Moon in Cancer.
July 31st, Full Moon in Aquarius.
This surplus of lunar energy will, by itself, put psychological and spiritual processes into overdrive.
But there is more.
Some Serious Sirius
Sirius is by far the brightest star in the heavens. It is also the most sacred of the stars. Located in Cancer, I think of Sirius as the light of higher consciousness shining through the psychological and spiritual processes governed by Cancer.
The patterns we weave in the course of the Moon’s monthly cycle must not be so dense as to obstruct the light of Spiritual Intuition that shines steadily through Cancer, providing insight, guidance, and support. In symbolic terms, this means that we must not shut out the light of Sirius by weaving rigid and opaque patterns in our unconscious.
With relatively few exceptions, the New Moon conjunction will produce a beam of Sirius energy strong enough to soften and penetrate even the most rigid and opaque patterns in our subconscious. Although some may be brittle enough that they snap under the strain.
It is worth noting that, historically, the Cancer/Capricorn axis has proven powerfully sensitive. Pluto’s transit of this axis, whether in Cancer or Capricorn, has consistently correlated with major historical events.
At the moment of the New Moon on July 16th, Mars, Mercury and Sirius will conjoin. This triple conjunction is closely opposed to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. For astrological purposes, the distance between Mercury, Sirius and Mars is negligibly small.
This exact conjunction and opposition is highly unusual. I checked as far back as the 1600’s and found nothing comparable.”
You can read the rest of Carl’s July astrology forecast HERE.
I recently had a Cosmic Awakening Show with healer Daniel Teague who wears many hats including taking messages from benevolent extraterrestrials. Daniel brought an urgent message for Starseeds through on three different occasions, and shares these messages beginning at the 42:50 mark in the show.
At 51:46 in this interview, I say “I totally agree with you, I totally agree with this message. When we unite as humanity, and when we set our intention as to what we want on this planet, it WILL happen”. My partner Gregg Prescott was on our back porch listening to the show and right when I said this statement, a very LARGE yellowish-white ball of light streaked across the sky and vanished. Gregg’s view of the sky was rather limited due to the porch roof, so it occurred right where he could see it. We live in Sarasota, FL, and it was above the neighbor’s rooftop heading east to west toward the Gulf Of Mexico. For both us this was a confirmation that this message is of utmost importance at this time, and that we truly are making a positive difference.
Many metaphysical and spiritual Starseed groups have proven the power of intention and how it can change the reality we perceive. They have lessened earthquakes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters which would certainly have taken more lives. They have joined together in groups to help humanity move toward a more positive probability that makes the planned devastation vanish like magic. Many of these people fly under the radar and do their work in service to humanity without any recognition and with humble determination. This includes those who do gridwork to close down the malevolent extraterrestrial stargates as well as strengthening the positive energy stargates on the planet.
Many of these Starseeds have come out of hiding in order to gather like minded individuals. Part of the “work” of Starseeds has morphed into daily clearing of their auras and integration of the cosmic energies that are coming in from the Great Central Sun through our sun. We have been grounding these energies into the planet’s core and into the grids by using our bodies as grounding rods. In order to ground the maximum amount of energies into the human consciousness grid, it has become necessary to maintain clear chakras and a solid, protected aura or energy field.
Now it is time to unite and focus daily on creating the life we want on the planet. We can use the energetic alignment of the full moon July 16, 2015 to come together in groups to amplify our desire to manifest peace, growth, prosperity, love, and light. Remembrance of who we are as Starseeds and why we are here will activate our genetic DNA codes. Many things are happening all at once on the planet to push the energetic shift forward and we are truly living in exciting times.
While chaos and deception continues to unfold on the planet in desperate attempts to thwart our success, we are required to be the observer of the darkness in order for the Universe to be able to help us to balance this darkness with the light. Our focus would be best at this time upon moving forward with the least amount of human suffering possible as the first event of many will occur soon that will open the eyes of many people as possible. The plan has always been to be able to awaken and heal as many people as we can. The numbers would have been disappointing on December 21, 2012, but there is great hope that when this is all over with, we will be very pleased that we stayed the course of extreme polarity in order to help as many people as we can.
Enjoy the synchronicities and keep grounding and centering with Mother Earth. If you only knew how important it is for you to just be yourself here on the planet at this time, you would take this job very seriously, above any distraction that appears in your life. With that being said, humor and fun are great tools to get through the third dimensional sludge in order to keep your frequency high and strong.