Sunday, October 30, 2016

New Moon in Scorpio 30th Oct 2016 -

At 5.38pm UK time it's the annual new moon in Scorpio (for the UK and most of Europe, this is the second new moon of October – also known as the ‘black moon’). 

Two weeks ago we had a supercharged full moon in Aries on the 16th, which brought each of us our own unique ‘bolt from the blue’- an unexpected event or situation that rocked our world in positive or negative ways (maybe a bit of both).

And now today there’s the new moon in Scorpio, which is a sign about trusting the process of what comes next. Scorpio is about the power of unknown territory and the relationship we have with it. It’s about hidden strength and hidden depths in ourselves and others… much like the tip of the iceberg, there’s always so much more going on underneath.

So it’s all about what you have to take on trust for now, or get comfortable with the uncertainty of. The dark side of Scorpio (and boy can it get dark), is the flip side of that – seeking power and control OVER what is known or knowable. It can become a very murky area indeed when there’s no trust, and especially no trust in the guidance of the heart and Soul, (which never seeks power and control over anything).

Scorpio season is about letting go of what we can’t control. It's about not trying to control the uncontrollable; instead it's surrendering (not submitting) to our version of God or higher power, which is the natural organising conciousness of the universe. It means relaxing into the idea that we don’t have to do it all ourselves, and that ‘things just have a way of working themselves out’ whether or not we know how right now (unknown territory, remember), and most importantly that we don't have to fight or grasp for that. 

Meaning, remembrance that we are held, heard and known by this power, whether we know it or not. That what we want matters and so is taken into account in the bigger picture. It's a big ask for us to drop our guard and trust this but once we do it and receive results, it gets easier next time. 

The Scorpio season is a very healing season because it’s about letting go of the tight grip of control that the intellectual mind likes to hold over everything. Some things (a lot of things!) are beyond current intellectual understanding, but that doesn't mean they aren't real and valid. This new moon is about the trust it is taking right now to grow and evolve into what's new, and what's waiting for us. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Full moon in aries, 16th October 2016

Hello! We are mid-way through beautiful October, and here in the north of England, autumn is starting to show itself. The annual full moon in Aries takes place this year on 16th October @ 05.23am (UK time). The Sun in Libra stands opposite Moon/Uranus in Aries, which certainly is a highly charged, potentially explosive combination (in both positive or negative ways). Moon and Uranus together can make situations feel unstable, disruptive, and emotionally unsettled. But it can also be about emotional breakthroughs, positive change, and independence that gets to the heart of who we are and how we want to relate with others.

Electric attraction is sparking chemistry in relationships like it hasn’t for some time, so sudden or unexpected romance, or love at first sight, is just as likely as sudden 'bolt from the blue' break-ups. 

Sun in Libra has a keen sense of justice and fairness, and impulsive Aries leaps into action without a second thought (without a first thought if intuitive Uranus is added to the mix), to redress the balance.

We also have the very powerful Mercury in Libra square to Mars/Pluto in Capricorn. Mercury (logic and communication), Mars (action and momentum) and Pluto (powerful transformation) can also indicate an explosive combination and huge releases of energy. Mars and Pluto standing together hold huge power, and therefore huge potential for power struggles between people. It’s also an indicator of bottling things up, and any full moon seems to pop the cork on certain situations that have been building up (this one is maybe more likely than others)

Communication needs lots of self-awareness; lots of ‘being the bigger person’. Give benefit of the doubt repeatedly in order to dispel power struggles within yourself about others, and your relationship with others. And to stop the negative judgements from killing your peace and harmony and locking you out of your own heart centre (which is the most bleak place in the universe to be).

Most of us are not in positions of power that we can instantly make decisions that affect huge sways of people, so all we have is our own individual inner peace and harmony that we can control. Luckily it’s all we need. Our own corner of the world is where we can impact and influence... not via manipulation or pressure on others, but via our own self balance. This is what the Aries/Libra axis is all about.

I don’t know about you, but I have been feeling this potent full moon energy building for a few days now. It’s a full on full moon for sure, looking at the planet patterns. Which means it takes some focus and determination to get the best from it, but oh the rewards are great for doing so.

So unless things have been going totally swimmingly in all areas of your life for a while, it’s more than likely that any area not flowing and going 100% how you want it too has become harder to ignore this week… the obstacles, the brick walls, the delays, the wading through treacle, the aches and pains…. it all FEELS more intense during a full moon like this one, making you more restless, more sensitive or touchy and over-reactive.

It’s because full moons work like emotional amplifiers. If you’ve been doing a lot of thinking (focusing) about what you don’t want, and dealing with things you don’t want to deal with in certain areas, the resistance, or the pushing against it all, is MUCH more tangible right now.

BUT the sweet healing power of a full moon is that it’s GUIDANCE – all that emotional amplification means you get to see exactly where you would do well to ‘reset your mindset’ to something more positive, open, life-affirming, YOU-affirming. Something less judgemental, less rigid, less critical. Don’t underestimate the power of your mindset. How you think and feel regularly about things, is how things turn out, everytime. A little bit of open-heartedness and open-mindedness goes an awful long way during this full moon period, opening doors for miracles and marvels to manifest.

Happy full moon in Aries! 

Sunday, October 02, 2016

October 2016 Horoscopes

Hello everyone :)  here are my horoscopes for this beautiful month of October for you. Please note that timezone might make a difference to when some of the planet alignments take place. For example the UK has the new moon on the 1st Oct, which took place on 30th Sep for a lot of people (and was called the dark moon). Here in the UK and for a lot of Europe, our dark moon happens on 30th October... just in time for Halloween! Happy Autumn to you. 

21st March – 20th April
Jupiter, planet of good luck and expansion unites with the new moon on the 1st, bringing new beginnings and expansion in relationships, especially romance, business and/or legal. Jupiter’s promise is that harmony and justice will prevail despite any challenge, and yes there are some challenges, especially around 7th, and midmonth when the full moon is in your sign (16th). It’s then that you’re restless for revolution and a head start on making changes (keep a balance in what you take on so you avoid the strain of overreaching). Finally, a rare second new moon on the 30th is about important new beginnings that require feeling ok with uncertainty or the unknown.

21st April – 21st May
A new moon of abundance on the 1st indicates opportunity and positivity linked to health and fitness, as well as more efficiency and solutions for daily schedule and work environment. This month brings challenge (especially 7th, 16th, 19th, 25th, 29th) but just watch how things still get moving in positive ways despite things being unsettled or coming to a head (especially around 16th). From the 23rd the sun and Mercury move into your relationship zone, which energises partnership and communication. A new moon here on the 30th suggests important new beginnings now or near future

22nd May – 21st June
An amazing, abundant new moon on the 1st is about enjoying new beginnings and in the realm of creativity, fun and entertainment. Creative projects can take off, while romance and matters of the heart find balance and harmony. But keep your eye on the ball as there’s plenty of challenges that might distract you into lowering your mood, especially around 7th and midmonth. It’s all about perspective though; these challenges bring out the best in you so why bother wishing they weren’t there. A rare second new moon on the 30th is about new, positive plans for the future, a more streamlined work/daily environment, and renewal and regeneration for health and fitness.

22nd June – 22nd July
This month there are two new moons (indicating new beginnings), and a midmonth full moon (16th) about a sudden change in priorities born from the urge to stay true to yourself, which means who you are now, not who you once were. (Smashing out of comfort zones can be uncomfortable until you acclimatise though). New moon on the 1st focuses on home and family, and the sense of abundance and buoyancy in this area of your life that you want more of. New moon on 30th focuses on more creativity, romance, fun and enjoyment. It’s about letting go and trusting the process, and the sense of renewal and replenishment that arises from it all.

23rd July – 23rd August
For much of the month the emphasis is on more communication, information, and education, starting with a new moon on the 1st all about new beginnings involving balance, harmony, justice and fairness. Doors of opportunity are opening, now and in future, linked to all this. Travel is also highlighted, especially midmonth, when your restlessness and itchy feet get you thinking about expanding horizons, and pastures new. There are downs as well as ups this month (as ever), but there’s an underlying positivity that won’t be broken After the 23rd, and especially around the rare second new moon on 30th, home and family matters are your focus. New beginnings are in store here too.

24th August – 22nd September
There’s a very positive new moon on the 1st in your house of finance and resources. New moons are about new beginnings, and this one has a theme of expansion, opportunity, and faith in the future. There are some challenging planet patterns this month (especially midmonth), so the message is to only move forward when feeling faith in your future, as taking action from anxiety or pessimism can lead to over-reaching or straining yourself, and your resources. From the 23rd and especially during the second new moon of the month around the 30th, it’s all about new depth and intimacy via communication and information. There might be something new about the neighbourhood too.

23rd September – 23rd October
On the 1st there’s an outstanding new moon in your sign, which is a powerful promise of new beginnings and opportunities. Abundant Jupiter unites with this new moon, suggesting you feel more confident, and happy to relax into the idea that universe wants to give you what you want. It’s not even the easiest of months astrologically; some situations can be hard work (especially 7th, 18th, 25th), most need a cool head and the patience of a saint (especially the relationship-themed full moon on 16th), yet you take it all in your stride. After 23rd you’re focused on finances; the rare second new moon on the 30th indicates new beginnings linked to income and resources.

24th October – 22nd November
Before the sun moves into your sign from the 23rd, more sleep, meditation, relaxation or just daydreaming serves you well as it rebalances and harmonises your relationship with yourself. Once you’re in tune with yourself, disharmony with others is easier to cope with and sort out (or let be). Midmonth, and especially around a super-charged electric full moon on the 16th, emotions can run high (or deep) and situations can change with lightning speed, so the more at one with yourself you can be, the more positive things can turn out. Then a beautiful new moon in your sign on the 30th indicates inspired new beginnings are in store.

23rd November – 21st December
New beginnings and new relationships with groups, gatherings and friends is the message of a particularly uplifting new moon on the 1st. It says social circles and networks are expanding, so expect plenty of entertaining and good-feeling times; more so after Venus moves into your sign from the 18th. It’s not all plain sailing this month though, so work extra hard to keep your inner balance around 7th, 16th, 18th and 25th, as situations can get fraught and tense through no fault of your own. Respond rather than react, and don’t get your guard up or you miss the benefits coming from a very spiritual new moon on the 30th, which speaks strongly of healing, regeneration and renewal.

22nd December – 20th January
An upbeat and confident new moon on the 1st is about new plans and ambition, especially linking to career and status or reputation, but including anything that is looks a long-term commitment. You can be totally disciplined when you want, but that needs balance too, as all work and no play isn’t going to fulfil you long-term. Midmonth (especially full moon time on 16th) might bring career/home imbalance to a head in order to sort it. Around 7th and 19th might be intensely transforming too; it’s a time to trust the process and the bigger picture. From the 23rd and especially around new moon on 30th, there are new beginnings linked to groups, gatherings, friends, hopes and dreams.

21st January – 18th February
New beginnings linked to travel and education are highlighted by a magnificent new moon on the 1st, focusing you like never before on the joy of the journey to new harmony and faith in yourself. Disharmony is also a feature of October planet patterns though, so your ability to stay feeling good in yourself despite outer circumstances will not only help you, it also helps dissipates tension around you. Midmonth is the most intense in for this, especially during an unusually revolutionary full moon that brings sudden or unexpected movement in situations. The urge to update, renew, and regenerate long-term plans gains momentum from 23rd, with new opportunities and beginnings emerging from the new moon on 30th.

19th February – 20th March
There’s a very positive and uplifting new moon (indicating new beginnings) on the 1st, which impacts any situation requiring trust and faith in the unknown. It’s like you’re developing a new relationship with uncertainty, so being in the dark about things doesn’t intimidate or control you emotionally like it used to. It might take time for you to fully notice this happening; perhaps it’s by making your way through October’s challenges (most likely around 7th, 16th, 18th and 25th), and noticing you don’t react in the same way you once did. From the 23rd (and especially 30th), your faith in the bigger picture continues to grow, which feeds both your imagination and your desire to expand old horizons.