Rising to the Occasion: New Moon Astrology June 2017

Rising to the Occasion: New Moon Astrology June 2017

Article Window: June 23 to July 23
• The New Moon is Friday, June 23, 7:31 PM PST
• Sun is 3° Cancer, Moon is 3° Cancer
• Next Full Moon: July 8
• Current New Moon Theme (June 23 – July 23): Leadership in New Territory

Current Lunar Cycle

The New Moon releases a new wave of available potential that sets the overall theme for the entire month that follows. This month’s Lunar cycle offers a new tool-set that creates momentum for energizing your life’s purpose. To experience your fullest potential in the coming month allow this energy to guide you, especially while adjusting to changing circumstances.

Photo of Summer Solstice Tropical Beach

Astrology Article: Rising to the Occasion

Our New Moon astrology occurs only three days after the Summer Solstice, creating a consolidation of potentials that are needed to push all of us toward new territory in our lives. This expansion doesn’t mean your life direction necessarily needs to change, but you must be willing to make adjustments and possibly reorient yourself to the possibility that you are entering uncharted terrain. While it’s possible that this new territory may result in the expansion of a completely new life direction, it may also simply result in a new orientation and new awareness within the direction you’re already headed.

The New Moon always contains elements of new possibilities. What’s unique about this New Moon is the requirement for you to rise to the occasion. This “stepping up” to the occasion includes a new opportunity for personal leadership that will come through your ability to use your willpower to make decisions from inner alignment rather than through reactionary responses to external experiences associated with the past.

There’s no room for wishy-washy logic with this New Moon. This is the time for your individual character to come to the forefront of your life. What leadership will look like as you enter uncharted terrain depends on your circumstances, but this lunar month will test your resolve to stay grounded as you make sound decisions from the depths of your own character.

The Summer Solstice Influence

This year’s Summer Solstice energies support the highest individual expression of your unique potential. There’s a natural urge right now to take charge of your life and a desire to move into alignment with your own excellence. In a nut shell, the Solstice activates self-leadership as its core experience.  I’ve coined the term “self-leadership” to indicate a form of leadership based on inner alignment that supports your highest potential as well as the collective good.

Summer Solstice always supports individual expression and most often times the individual is supported by the collective. This year that’s not the case. This year’s  Summer Solstice plays a key role in the development of self-leadership during this New Moon by amplifying the potential conflict between the individual and those collective energies that don’t support the highest forms of individual expression. In fact, this Solstice puts the individual in direct conflict with the limitations of the collective and the energies of the past that limit personal identity and personal freedom.

The overriding energies at this time are encouraging you to move forward with a  new and fresh perspective, unconditioned by limitations of the past.

Astrology Pattern

New Moon Astrology Chart June 2017At first glance, this month’s New Moon chart appears to be complicated, however the underlying signature is fairly straightforward, with a planetary stellium squared to Jupiter and opposite Saturn.

The stellium in Cancer reinforces the need to express personal individuality that’s in alignment with your highest  potential. Within this stellium, Mars is leading and providing the impulse for action.  The Sun, Moon, and Mercury are all balsamic to Mars which requires that the action you take is unconditioned by your past.  Balsamic energy is future oriented. To be fully effective, it uses the future impulse as motivation for letting go, finishing up old business, and refining the foundation that enables you to move forward.

Mercury’s presence in the stellium requires clear thinking and a rational approach.  This is a time in which decisions are based on character and not fear of past limitations or failures. This is easier said than done. Think of it as an opportunity for clear, concise thinking and a rational approach that isn’t limited by past experience but rather your maturity in the present.

Jupiter and Saturn are positioned to provide contrast to forward momentum by highlighting and activating circumstances from the past that may be in direct conflict with moving forward.  If we respond through inner alignment, these circumstances can act as a catalyst for exercising will power and personal leadership in order to rise to the occasion and step into new territory. Altogether, the energies of Solstice and New Moon will enable you to move forward with a fresh perspective, unconditioned by crises of the past.

It’s important to understand that energies of the past will likely be strongly activated during this lunar month. You will need to use sheer will power to let go of your past limitations and allow the new momentum to lead you into uncharted territory of new potentials. Without this perspective, it could be easy to stumble and revert back into old habits  you thought were behind you. For those who are able to align within, rising to the occasion and assuming leadership for oneself is the only truly sustainable solution for moving forward at this time.

Summary

Our New Moon energies are taking all of us into new and uncharted territory where we cannot rely on past experience to guide us. Self-leadership, clear thinking, and personal alignment to your highest potential are all needed to navigate these changes, which will all come through  the mature use of personal will. This type of intentional willpower will have the effect of allowing you to rise to the occasion and move though any rough patches you may encounter. This is a time to move forward by relying on inner alignment and the deeper character of doing what you know is true and right.

Happy New Moon

Preparing for a Better Future: Full Moon Astrology June 2017

Preparing for a Better Future: Full Moon Astrology June 2017

Article Window: Jun 9 to Jun 23
• The Full Moon is Friday, Jun 9, 6:10 AM PST
• Sun is 19° Gemini, Moon is 19° Sagittarius
• Next New Moon: Jun 23
• Current New Moon Theme (May 25 – Jun 23): TO REACH FARTHER & BEYOND

Current Lunar Cycle

The Full Moon illuminates and activates new awareness, especially corresponding to 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 Tranquility Beach 2014 Moonrise_

Astrology Article: Preparing for a Better Future

Our Sagittarius Full Moon astrology is giving each of us insight into how best to prepare for a better future. For the coming two weeks your focus on preparation for your future is the best tool you have in your journey to reach farther and beyond your current circumstances (our New Moon theme). This article illustrates the key forms of preparation that are available to you now.

The New Moon theme of reaching farther and beyond, requires a certain kind of letting go, especially in regards to what we believe, what we think is true, and our understanding of reality. To reach farther than our current understanding, we need the practice of letting go while still holding to our personal truth. This entire lunar month is about the activation of a seed idea, or seed wisdom if you prefer, that enables us to transcend and go farther than we ever thought possible, and to do this without sacrificing the essential truth of who we are.

The Full Moon energies are setting the stage for a better future by illuminating all forms of contrast in your life. Your awareness, your maturity, and your willingness to let go are all keys for success during the final two weeks of our current lunar cycle. To fully activate your “better future,” simply get clear of what’s not working, and your attention will be steadily drawn toward what you need to do to prepare.

Everyone has certain areas of life in which things currently aren’t working or are in some way out of balance. The seed that can be planted now in your consciousness lies in simply focusing with awareness on what’s not working. This focus will lead to a new understanding of your connection to the future that you want.

The future is bright and full of hope. It’s time to prepare and take action with the belief that what lies ahead is a necessary part of your expansion.

The Difference Between Sacrifice and Letting Go

The Full Moon requires a paradigm shift between beliefs about the hardship of sacrifice versus an empowered attitude of letting go. Cultural attitudes of sacrifice and martyrdom are embedded in our belief systems about what needs to happen in order to move forward in life. The empowered opportunity available to you now  is the intentional choice of letting go of what no longer serves you.

This Full Moon is introducing the possibility of moving forward without the need for unnecessary sacrifice, especially in situations where your personal truth and personal freedom are concerned. The “letting go” required now is an intentional release of what’s not working in order to expand and move beyond and farther in your personal growth.

This Full Moon is the time to focus on clearly seeing what’s not working for you and your circumstances. It’s not about surrendering something prized and desirable. Rather, it’s all about understanding how limited ideas have held you back from your own expansion. The action required now is you deciding on the type of future that you want and letting go of anything that stands in the way.

Letting go will empower your decisions and choices in order to support something bigger and better. Personal growth and success right now depend on you using your maturity in order to recognize actions you can take, moving you beyond what’s not working in the present.

Astrology Pattern & Summary

One of the more interesting aspects of this month’s Full  Moon chart is the fact that the Full Moon occurs shortly before the Moon passes by Saturn, giving it a balsamic designation. A balsamic relationship always has to do with maturity and letting go, and this is amplified with the presence of Saturn. The significances of this is further amplified by Mars situated close to the Sun and opposite Saturn. In this case Mars supports your ability to choose a better future.

This basic pattern suggests the need to let go of the past through a mature outlook. Indeed, success now requires you to use personal maturity. Maturity in this chart represents an understanding of the bigger picture and seeing yourself confidently and successfully moving forward into the future with more grace and ease.

This Full Moon gives you the opportunity for an important paradigm shift. Sacrifice, in the context of our Sagittarius Moon, is not necessary, for that would imply giving up on something desirable and good. The important key is to remember that you can take actions, now, that will prepare you for something better. In letting go of what’s not working you will expand into a better future.