Lunar Eclipse Energies all Month Long

 

Full Moon at Gold Canyon Arizona

Lunar Eclipse Summary

A Lunar Eclipse opens a portal, or energetic doorway, that offers a unique activation. The portal acts with the Full Moon to release a special cosmic gift, offering a new ability you can use for inspired action in your life.

The Full Moon Eclipse is offering a cosmic gift of courage. This is courage full of eagerness and inspiration that moves you forward in your life. It also holds the confidence to move through barriers that in the past have held you back.

This eclipse portal offers a unique opportunity to take a leap forward. This cosmic doorway will be open for the coming month, until next month’s Full Moon. Celebrate the illumination of light this week, and in the coming days continue to express your new courage and eagerness to move forward,

Trust your inner guidance and a new sense of connection to your Higher Self. Speak of your new ideas, share them, live them, BE them. Feel your power expand from within.

 Courage to Take the Next Big Step

Steven Shroyer’s weekly astrology reading offers unique insight into the specific potentials of Cosmic support available to us at this time.

The importance of this Full Moon Eclipse cannot be overstated. This is an incredibly exciting event, representing a powerful new opportunity to move forward in your life with positive momentum.

This Lunar Eclipse opens a cosmic portal directly to Earth and provides a new level of courage to help you move forward in your life. What’s unique about this Full Moon is that you have a special opportunity to move forward in a really big way. You can now take that next big step in your life with the confidence and courage necessary for success as new opportunities begin to unfold.

This doorway remains open for the coming month, until the next Full Moon on May 24. You have the opportunity this week to set the foundation for permanent and lasting changes in your life.

 The Gift of Courage

Full Moon April 2013This week’s astrology chart holds the Sabian symbol of a “Gold Rush” as a means of explaining the energetic potentials. A look at a related historical event offers some context and perspective. The California gold rush in 1849 offered new hopes and the prospects for unbelievable good fortune. This opportunity produced an eagerness that led some to risk it all and take a huge leap forward, regardless of the outcome. This step required courage. Some people risked everything for uncertain results.

This image of the intensity of the historical gold rush offers an important symbol to hold in your minds-eye, for it represents the type of eagerness and vision of unlimited possibility future that is possible at this point in your life. (See the end of this article for an expanded description of the California Gold Rush and the relationship of the two astrological charts.)

During this Full Moon, you’ll have the chance to experience a quality of eagerness, with the potential for life-changing expansion. This is an eagerness full of confidence, and provides the courage to risk it all for the potential for a greater life.

There is support during this Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse to take advantage of these spectacular energies and commit to moving forward, release limiting patterns, or make a life decision you’ve lacked the courage to make in the past.

 The Risk Involved

With great potential also comes great risk. Without inner guidance there’s the potential for using this new level of courage in a chaotic or even harmful way. Your actions in the coming days don’t need to be grandiose. What’s important is your own “inner leap” of courage and your intention to commit to the best for yourself and others.

Going back to the image of the Gold Rush, the point of the Eclipse energies is not to use the gift of courage to risk it all for a get-rich-quick scheme, but to use the potential to gain a new sense of personal adventure. Oral histories of the Alaska Gold Rush reveal that despite the hardships, for many it didn’t matter whether they found Gold. The success of the journey wasn’t marked by this external measure. They left the adventure a changed person and the experience became a marker in their life.

In the astrology chart, the exploration of spirit (Pluto) and a heightened sense of inventiveness (Saturn) are offering support during the week following the Full Moon. Pluto is offering a new ability to explore your relationship to your Higher Self, including new awareness of connections that you already have. Saturn is offering creativity and the ability to think outside of the box.

 There are two important consideration in all of this expansion.

You may have the feeling that your actions need to be productive. The coming days are NOT about an external form of “productivity,” but rather about taking action to initiate something new. In other words, it’s not about acquiring more “stuff” or “doing more.” It’s not about meeting any kind of external standard of success. It’s about taking action from a new level of inspiration and eagerness, regardless if there is “success” in an external kind of measure. What’s important is success based on overcoming the obstacles and inertia that have kept you from moving forward.

You may also feel that you need to protect what you have. Avoid the tendency to feel that you need cling to physical security. What needs to be protected is your sense of expansion and creativity. You are being propelled by a cycle of growth and expansion, but only if you are able to move past the urge to horde security, or cling to the past, and retreat in fear.

The impulses for productivity and practicality are good, especially when they are connected to the good of your inner expanded guidance and not something that isolates you. All in all, this gift of courage is being offered to help you conquer obstacles which, in the past, you have been unable to surmount or move through.

 End Note on the California Gold Rush

Gold Rush 1849The Sabian Symbol for 6 degrees Scorpio includes the image of a gold rush, which is what led me to explore the possibility of a historical connection to this country’s largest gold rush, which peaked in the spring of 1849.

I consulted the astrological chart for exactly 164 years ago (1849) and found some surprising correlations with our Lunar Eclipse chart. In the 1849 chart, Mercury and Uranus were also in Aries, and Venus was also in Taurus. Pluto was in Taurus (an earth sign) and now Pluto is currently in Capricorn (also an earth sign). I believe this look into the past can be used to gain a glimpse of how powerful this Full Moon Eclipse portal can be.

 

How to Energize Your Life Purpose

New MoonNew Moon is Wed, Apr 10, 2:35a PDT
Sun is 21 Aries
Moon is 21 Aries
Monthly Theme – Energizing Your Life Purpose

Each month the New Moon releases a powerful wave of manifesting energy, with a new expanded sense of Cosmic purpose. This is why the New Moon provides an ideal time for setting intentions.

Energize Your Life Purpose:
The Aries New Moon

New Moon Night Sky

This New Moon in Aries contains more potency than I’ve seen in a long time. This special “potency” is a type of concentrated power with great potential.

Aries potency propels activity forward. This is focused power that’s been concentrated  for a specific purpose. In one sense, it’s a cosmic boost of pure potential just waiting to be used.

This cosmic boost of the New Moon in Aries is about providing the thrust you’ll need to move forward this year. It is always advantageous to get off you a good start in any endeavor and this coming year is no exception. The potency available should successfully jump-start all your new projects, new ideas, new relationships, and even new intuitive abilities, including ways you can relate to the universe as cosmic consciousness.

Now that you’re aware of the tremendous potency of the of the New Moon energies, two important questions come to mind.

  • First, if this potency is concentrated for a purpose, how do you determine what that purpose is?
  • Second, what’s the best way to release all this potent potential?

Clarifying Your Purpose

Every astrological cycle begins with a purpose. The same is true of each individual person. Everyone begins life with a unique life purpose. As your consciousness develops from a youth into an adult, life takes on meaning and significance and your purpose begins to unfold. As the desires of your youth undergo their natural maturing process, a deeper understanding develops around your activities and how they relate to your purpose in your life. At some point in life your purpose provides an outlet and a context for your desires. This helps you move forward in greater alignment through the integration of your life’s purpose with your desires.

The potency discussed earlier contains the activating power needed to energize your actions and desires in alignment with your core purpose. As you continue with this article, it will become clearer how to use the potency of this New Moon to propel your own unique purpose forward.

Releasing Your Potential

The planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars are offering key insights into how to release your potency and work with your unique life purpose during this New Moon phase.

Mars and Venus are working together to provide a substantial influx of harmonizing energies to help you make sense of all this available potency. This will be through a heightened receptivity to your positive life’s desires (Venus). At the same time, Mars is providing you with a new-found assertiveness to act on those desires. Relationships in general will also have a new ease that supports this process.

During the next week, things may feel somewhat impulsive or spontaneous, but it’s not random. More likely, the universe is providing you the potency to activate a new level of purposeful activity. If you’re uncertain about the spontaneity of new opportunities, key into the feelings of the moment. Ask yourself: “Do I feel the eagerness of moving forward in life, or am I playing it safe by retreating in the comfort of the old and familiar?”

The powerful energy of Aries can trigger fear, but Aries also contains an abundance of courage. This courage is easily be tapped into when you’re moving forward. If you’re feeling insecure, like it’s important to “play it safe”, consider that you may be rationalizing your own fear of moving forward.

Astrological Details

New Moon Chart Apr 2013These harmonizing energies of Venus and Mars are being freed up with the help of Mercury. Mercury’s function in this case is to sort through past actions and beliefs, especially those which surfaced during the previous month. This is a time to identify and discard what’s unnecessary. Ask, “What’s holding me back from fully embracing my life purpose?” Pay specific attention to any ways you have organized your daily life around habits and dogmatic rules which have lost their vitality and are naturally void of any personal meaning.

Moving forward now requires following the momentum of this concentrated Aries New Moon power. Releasing old habits and crystallized or dogmatic attitudes opens up your consciousness to receive new intuitive guidance.

This New Moon is a critical point in this year’s cycle. The energies signify that there is a quickening of Spirit which is available to your consciousness, but only if you are receptive to a new direction.

What this Means for You

To experience success, nurture the feeling that your life can benefit from a new infusion of energy. Be available to the cosmic support of a new boost of potency. In Aries, there is a new sense of happiness that comes from the larger vision of your whole life. All you must do is act on the opportunities that come your way.

Venus and Mars are working together this week to create an ease in expressing yourself in your relationships with others. The key to relationships this week is in keeping them dynamic. Practice both give and take. If you can be both receptive to what others need and at the same time be assertive in areas where everyone benefits, then your relationships will provide inner growth and fulfillment as you move forward.

Moving forward means letting go of all the little ways in which you unconsciously live your live by dogmatic rules. This New Moon will offer potency to propel you forward in a more meaningful life direction, but only through your conscious choice of purposeful action. As you replace dogmatic rules with your own unique requirements for purpose and meaning in your life, fulfillment and happiness will grow from within.

This is a powerful New Moon. Feel the momentum surrounding you. It’s just waiting for your go-ahead, and then you’ll be included in the flow. The intentions you set during this powerful time can propel you to new heights, new personal growth, and a life with more confidence, meaning, and purpose.

Manifesting with the New Moon

  • Tap into the feeling of power. Specifically, the power to moving forward in life with momentum.
  • Recognize that your unique life purpose is being supported by your deepest desires.
    For maximum results, this month align your manifesting intentions with your higher life purpose.
  • Set intentions to take simple actions that help you move forward in important areas of your life.
  • Ask for courage and confidence around issues that bring up fear, and support to release of old patterns that hold you back.
  • Spring Cleaning – Let go of clutter in all areas of your life. This includes the self-imposed rules which don’t support personal meaning in your life. Letting go in this way will help you to release your potency in an individualized way. Spring cleaning your home is a powerful way to make space for new energy to enter your life.
  • Manifest through your relationships. In your conversations, listen and provide support, and also ask for what you need. Communicate your eagerness about the big picture possibilities for you and others! These connections will support your inner feeling of ease and fulfillment.
  • Fear at this juncture is amplified by moving backwards or standing still in life. Intend to recognize these patterns, so that they become opportunities for making a shift.

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Understanding Your Life Purpose

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