How to Release New Avenues of Success: New Moon Astrology July 26, 2014

New Moon Astrology for July 26, 2014

  • Article Window: July 26 through Aug 25
  • The New Moon: Saturday, July 26, 3:42 pm PDT
  • Sun is 4° Leo, Moon is 4° Leo
  • New Moon Theme (thru Aug 25): Releasing Potentials for Success
  • Next Full Moon is Saturday, Aug 10

Current Lunar Cycle

The New Moon releases a wave of new potential and sets the overall theme for the entire month that follows. To experience your fullest potential in the coming month, allow the energy of this New Moon theme to guide you and help you adjust to changing circumstances. Each week of this month’s Lunar Cycle will offer new tools and momentum for energizing your life purpose.

New Moon astrology over Seattle, WA

Astrology Article: How to Release New Avenues of Success

The energy of Leo is ruled by the element of fire and brings with it an enthusiasm that can be quite engaging. Our Leo Sun and Moon is releasing new potential you can use to create success in your life. The fire element associated with the Leo archetype requires a constant supply of fuel in order to create success. The “fuel” of Leo is the energy of creativity that rises from your circumstances and activities. Leo creativity transforms results into success.

In terms of success, Leo’s fire burns hot, and at times without the necessary discrimination needed for long term success. The alignment of creativity with the expectation of success leads to generally positive outcomes.

There’s an excitement about Leo. It’s creative, inspirational, and driven at rare times like a wild fire out of control. The passion and excitement associated with Leo’s ability to trigger compelling activity needs to be harnessed. Its raw, untamed nature requires compelling circumstances to shape and direct all of its greatness into something fulfilling. Without some focus and directed will power, Leo’s need for fuel has the potential to take its toll like a summer wild fire.

When working with Leo’s energy at this particular New Moon, especially with Jupiter’s affinity towards excess, look for ways to express this potential with skill and direction in mind.

This New Moon stresses the importance of initiating activities which feed off of your strengths and skills. It’s important to hold on to a sense of maturity instead of rushing forward with blind enthusiasm.

Taking advantage of our new wave of manifesting energy will also require an attitude of success. You’ll need to move forward with confidence, creativity, and even a flare of showmanship.

You can expect success in all your new endeavors, providing you take the time to feel grounded and focused. Look for outside inspirations to catch your attention, but only act on them with a sense of direction and maturity. Will power and leadership are two of Leo’s sacred qualities that you can rely on for success this Lunar month.

Astrological Patterns: Your Kite Pattern of Success Needs to be Activated

New Moon Chart for July 26, 2014The astrological patterns are awesome during this New Moon! We have a beautiful “kite formation” which is indirectly activated by Mars.

Whenever a kite formation appears (in the chart you can actually see the outline of a kite), it represents success through new activity. More specifically, it offers the ability to achieve personal success in the world by harnessing the power of new and inspired activity.

We also have Jupiter in a close conjunction with the Sun and Moon in Leo. Jupiter is making such a close conjunction (only 1°) that its proximity is amplifying many of Leo’s extreme qualities, such as “combustibility and unrestrained passion.” Without restraint, this combustibility could lead to extremes or excess (Jupiter).

Mars offers the necessary control we need to realize the potential. Mars is square (90° separation) both Jupiter and Sun-Moon (see chart with red circles) and is activating all the potential for success that the kite represents. Will power, direction, and expansion have the opportunity to be balanced through Mars’ purposeful action and maturity.

In Summary

Our New Moon chart has the potential to activate a powerful pattern of personal success in the world, provided you can harness its power in a productive manner. The danger is in not understanding the power which is fueling this success. The fire hidden in this New Moon needs to be harnessed, for there is the potential of uncontrolled results.

This month’s kite formation provides you with new opportunities for success, providing you are able to recognize what’s needed to activate the kite’s energy. In other words, you must figure out how to “fly your kite” in order for the success associated with the kite to occur.

It’s only through the quality of good decisions and maturity (Mars square Jupiter, Sun, and Moon) that your activities will find success. The shadow side of this astrological pattern is in Jupiter and Mars combining efforts to expand indiscriminately, like a wild fire using anything and everything as fuel for its creative (potentially destructive) expression.

Remember, this is an extremely creative and enthusiastic New Moon with lots of hidden power fueling it. Maturity, good decisions, will power, and leadership are your tools for harnessing your success.

New Moon Tarot Video

By Elizabeth Schermer. Visit Elizabeth’s website.

In Closing

It is my deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you.
Have a wonderful month,
Steven

Expanding Your Personal Success: Full Moon Astrology for July 12, 2014

  • Article Window: July 12 to July 26
  • The Full Moon is Saturday, July 12, 4:25 AM PDT
  • Sun is 21° Cancer, Moon is 21° Capricorn
  • Current New Moon Theme (thru July 26): Rebirth of the Multi-dimensional Being
  • Next New Moon July 26

Current Lunar Cycle

The Full Moon illuminates and activates whatever was released with the manifesting wave of New Moon energy two weeks ago. In the coming two weeks look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially from whatever you have embraced or experienced since the New Moon. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.

Full Moon with Cranes Flying

Astrology Article: Expanding Your Personal Success

Everyone wants to be successful. The idea of what success actually means varies greatly from person to person. Success in its most general understanding is the achievement of an aim or purpose. Over the coming two weeks there is an exciting opportunity to experience new levels of personal success in your life.

When considering success in the coming days, there is both an individual and collective aspect to consider. Allow me to explain this idea in the form of a story.

Consider a talented female singer on stage in front of a massive, adoring crowd. After an outstanding and moving performance, the singer is interviewed by a reporter. The reporter acknowledges that the performance was excellent by any standard, and then asks about her experience of success and the achievement she feels.

The singer responds in an unexpected way. She acknowledges her hard work, and then talks about her success having the highest value within the hearts of her fans. She goes on to say that the value of her art cannot be measured in individual (personal) terms since her success is only possible because others value it.

The point of this story is that success can be viewed and measured individually, or collectively, or both, as a mutually beneficial relationship. The highest point of success is when everyone benefits, both the individual and the group.

Our current Full Moon energies are bringing this opportunity into focus. There is the opportunity now for ease in the realm of personal success. You can expect positive results in whatever you set your mind to. However, there is also the possibility to expand your viewpoint and intentions. With the stability of the Grand Cross, there may be a tendency to play it safe and miss the larger realization that your actions can also impact others and have a much larger impact than you alone.

Your experience of success becomes limited if success is experienced as strictly an individual or personal achievement. Additional expansion and growth occurs when you feel your success also as a collective achievement and contribution.

There is a dynamic interrelationship between both types of success. The success of personal achievement is rooted in the quality of inner strength needed to meet the challenge. At the same time, individual achievement seldom exists in isolation. The challenge itself often involves and require the participation of the collective (as the story illustrated). In this way, the sense of personal accomplishment is also experienced as an accomplishment within the larger group.

Astrology Patterns

July Full Moon Chart 2014Our current astrology pattern consists of a Grand Cross involving a powerful opposition between the Sun/Jupiter (circled) and Moon/Pluto (circled), and a second opposition between Uranus and Mars. This pair of oppositions creates a Grand Cross. Note: this is a different Grand Cross from the one we experienced earlier this spring.

The Uranus/Mars opposition has been around for several months as we have been learning to integrate these energies. Until now, the main focus of the Uranus/Mars opposition has been individuality and the importance of being self directed.

With the new opposition of Sun/Jupiter and Moon/Pluto completing the Grand Cross there is a shift in emphasis from the individual to include the larger group. Jupiter’s connection to the Sun brings this possibility of success within everyone’s reach. The Full Moon conjunct Pluto brings the need to transcend one’s individual success to include a collective appreciation.

Remember, there is a kind of stability offered with the Grand Cross formation, but beware of the tendency to play it safe and stay within your comfort zone. This is about seeing yourself as part of something bigger and expanding your idea of what is possible.

In the coming days, accomplishing your personal aim or goal (achieving success) has the potential of expanding (Jupiter) your experience of success into a more universal or collective contribution (Neptune/Saturn/Pluto sextile to Full Moon).

In Summary

The Full Moon always activates a new awareness that expands your potential for growth. Feeling and experiencing success is fully supported during the next two weeks (until the New Moon). For the next two weeks you are being supported to experience new forms of success. Ask yourself, “How can my personal achievements inspire others?” Your answer may surprise you as you consider your connection and relationship to your community and your larger group.

Full Moon Tarot Video

By Elizabeth Schermer. Visit Elizabeth’s website.

In Closing

It is my deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you.
Have a wonderful month,
Steven