Seeking a New Dimension in Consciousness: New Moon Astrology March 2014

New Moon Astrology for March 30, 2014

  • Article Window: Mar 30 to April 28
  • The New Moon was Sunday, Mar 30, 11:45 am PDT
  • Sun is 10° Aries, Moon is 10° Aries
  • New Moon Theme (thru the April 28 New Moon): New Dimensions in Consciousness
  • Next Full Moon is Tuesday, April 15

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.

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Astrology Article: Seeking a New Dimension in Consciousness

We have reached the first New Moon after the Spring Equinox. With it comes the power and potency of a new cycle of growth. I especially appreciate this New Moon following the beginning of Spring, because it amplifies an intense emerging of the desire to become something greater.

This year the past two weeks, following the Full Moon, have held a unique form of difficulty, since they coincided with the Spring Equinox. The experience of difficulty is related to energies moving in opposite directions. Let me explain what constitutes these two opposing directions, and how they help us prepare for the Aries New Moon.

The Necessary Challenge

During the natural letting-go period of the waning Moon (Mar 16 – 30) we also experienced a significant expansive event on March 20, when the Sun crossed the midpoint between Winter and Summer Solstice and entered Aries. This point of Spring Equinox initiates a new annual cycle and carries an intense, re-vitalizing, and expanding new Solar Energy.

So for the past few days we have been caught in two tides: the waning Moon is letting go, while the new energy of Aries is expanding. Both waves are happening simultaneously. The usefulness of understanding these opposing energies can’t be emphasized enough.

At the New Moon the expansive energies of Spring Equinox will begin to become fully realized. The anticipation if these New Moon energies, for some people, can feel almost overwhelming. The necessary letting go can also be confusing. When you understand the cycle you can appreciate the way in which your consciousness is being primed to experience the magic which is about to happen with this New Moon.

The Gift of the Aries New Moon

One of the basic themes of Aries is the desire to emerge into something new and exciting.

“Emerging into something greater” is the special magic of these days following Spring Equinox. During this phase of the Sun’s journey, your eagerness for new experiences and new activities is at the highest levels of the entire year.

The current New Moon energies not only incorporate this increased level of desire for something new, but specifically support a desire for new experiences that will expand your consciousness. In fact, there is the possibility for you to experience a completely new dimension of consciousness emerging within.

Astrology Pattern

New  Moon March 2014You can see from the chart that the Moon in Aries is conjunct Uranus in Aries. This powerful relationship means that there is support from your Higher-self for the dramatic changes beginning to occur within your psyche.

It’s also worth noting that the conjunction of Sun, Moon, and Uranus are forming a T-square with Jupiter and Pluto. This is an extremely beneficial pattern. Jupiter is helping to expand your consciousness, while Pluto adds a practical usefulness to Jupiter’s insight and revelation. Pluto is offering a skillful application of Jupiter’s ability to expand consciousness.

The entire T-square pattern leads to new forms of clairvoyance and a holistic perception. This allows for your expanding perceptions to be supported by reality and grounding in new experiences.

New Symbols for New Consciousness

The overall pattern of the New Moon suggests support for expanded awareness of symbols and archetypes, and new meanings and language for cultural ideas. These new dimensions of consciousness will mean different things for different people. They may include new archetypes, new ways of thinking, new perceptions of reality, and new awareness and meaning of daily experiences.

Archetypes are encoded symbolic language that help us connect to larger realities.
For example, everyone has a slightly different meaning to the archetype or symbol of the “animal instincts” you carried within. Religious teachings often hold the symbolism to mean an evil or sinful nature. In contrast, many modern and ancient teachings understand the expanded view – that your animal nature gives you access to the body’s wisdom, and guiding principles from the Devic kingdoms of the Earth.

It’s important to realize that the meaning of archetype, symbols, and ideas are meant to change as consciousness evolves. My point is that our current astrological pattern is supporting positive change.

Practical Advice

Any desire in the coming days for new activity or new experience is fueling the beginning of an expansion of consciousness. Through new activity you have the opportunity to establish new or deeper meaning for old symbols, which in turn will help your expansion of consciousness into new dimensions.

Some practical ways to understand these New Moon energies center around the following:

  • An awareness that developing new areas of consciousness are astrologically supported.
  • The understanding that what is released at New Moon is in the form of a seed which needs nurturing for growth and expansion to occur.
  • A releasing of old ideas gives room for new ideas or at least a deeper level of meaning to emerge.
  • The energy of this New Moon holds an element of abstraction. What the New Moon is releasing is the possibility for your current symbols, which are abstract by nature, to be transformed with deeper meaning or an expanded point of view.

If this feels abstract, remember that any desire for new experiences can easily translate into new activity, which in turn, expands your consciousness.

New Moon Tarot Video

By Elizabeth Schermer – Visit website for a complete explanation of the tarot reading.

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In Closing

It is our deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you.

Have a wonderful week,
Steven and Elizabeth

A Path of Excellence: Full Moon Astrology March 2014

  • Article Window: Mar 16 to Mar 30
  • Full Moon was Sunday, Mar 16 at 10:08 am PST
  • Sun is 27° Pisces Moon is 27° Virgo
  • Lunar Month Theme (New Moon to New Moon): Connecting to Your Life Path
  • Next New Moon is Sunday, Mar 30 at 11:45 am PST
  • Spring Equinox (Sun enters Aries) Mar 20 at 9:57 am PST

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.

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Astrology Article: A Path of Excellence

This entire month you are riding a wave of manifestation initiated by the New Moon. The basic energy behind this wave of creation is in connecting more fully to your life path.

Your unique life path is based on your soul essence. In the big picture your Life Path is also known as your Dharma, the way in which your daily life supports your highest contribution to the world.

Our Full Moon is providing three new skills that can help you connect more fully with your life’s path. These skills are:

  • The gift of focus on excellence
  • The urge to learn something new
  • The ability to discriminate what to release in your life

Focusing on Excellence

To access excellence in a practical way, begin by focusing on the standards of quality you bring to your work and your approach to learning new things. Excellence isn’t a quality which appears overnight. It’s achieved over time through study, practice, and hard work.

Focusing on standards of quality and learning new things in the coming two weeks provides you a boost of confidence. There’s a good chance you’ll experience little breakthroughs, or at the very least, an ease in your approach to life and your life path.

Pursuing an Urge to Learn

The cosmic support over the next two weeks is encouraging you to learn new things by cultivating your interests. Whatever you are learning, your understanding will deepen and mature in new ways.

The Full Moon period up to our next New Moon is energetically linking your urge for new knowledge with the desire to more fully connect with your life path. This is a time to cultivate your interests in order for new excellence to emerge.

Discrimination and Letting Go

Excellence requires a strategy for overcoming problems and obstacles. Discrimination about what, when, and how to let go is an important aspect of bringing quality and connection to your life path.

Discrimination is learned through practice. In the next two weeks, it will work to your advantage to avoid jumping to conclusions. Think about the implications of your decisions, and hold yourself to a high standard of excellence when choosing. If you don’t have all the facts or information, take the time to learn what you need to know.

Excellence and Your Life Path

During the next two weeks, your pursuit of excellence can infuse your life path with new confidence and a deeper understanding of what is possible in your life. Keep in mind these three aspects of support:

  • Focus on the intention to bring higher standards of excellence to every area of your life.
  • Recognize and follow your urge to learn something new.
  • Exercise discrimination and prudence when choices arise.

The natural illumination of the Full Moon brings the gift of excellence to your life path.

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In Closing

It is my deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you.

Have a wonderful week,
Steven

The Art of Connecting to Your Life Path: New Moon Astrology February 2014

  • Article Window: Feb 28 to Mar 30
  • New Moon was Friday, Feb 28 at 11:59 pm PST
  • Sun is 11° Pisces Moon is 11° Pisces
  • Lunar Month Theme (New Moon to New Moon): Connecting to Your Life Path
  • Next Full Moon is Sunday, Mar 16 at 10:08 am PST
  • Spring Equinox (Sun enters Aries) Mar 20 at 9:57 am PST

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.

Astrology Article: The Art of Connecting to Your Life Path

Each person has a unique life path. This is the path we all travel which leads us to greater success and our future.  For some, it’s a challenge to get a clear glimpse of what the path fully entails. For others, their path is experienced as continually unfolding, layer after layer. For still others, they understand what their life path is, but have difficult connecting with it in a practical sense.

Regardless of the specifics, we all have a sense that there is something greater toward which we are traveling.

This New Moon in Pisces is bring an awareness of a new gift you can use to more deeply connect with your life path. The New Moon impulse will specifically assist you in finding the necessary guidance to help you emotionally connect to your highest purpose. This guidance is will be available as increased access to your intuition and supports the deeper feelings associated with knowing your work in the world.

As you increase your expertise with this type of emotional connection, it allows you to enjoy more of life and, at the same time, become more conscious of your own embodiment of greatness, which is your fullest potential.

Your Emotional Connection and Intuition

Your emotions and your intuition have a unique relationship with your life path. The type of emotions I’m referring to here are the charged responses you have as you react to life’s experiences. These emotions can be instinctual or conscious.

Your instinctual drives are those biological urges motivating you to survive, raise a family, and fight for more security. Childhood conditioning is a bit different. The first 7 years of your life, you absorb your surroundings and environment without filtering the content. You download into your subconscious all the values, ideals, and fears of your family and surroundings. This programs your instinctual responses to life.

Both conscious and subconscious emotions can be used for guidance, but emotions stemming from childhood conditioning usually operate as instinctual drives. However, the New Moon energies are providing extra support in moving from mere instincts to a more intuitively guided emotional response involving conscious choice.

Mercury and Mars are providing the additional energy of skill, strength, and courage to open you up to new possibilities, and the energy to transcend obstacles in your way. These obstacles include your own early childhood conditioning.

Conscious access to your emotions leads to a greater access of intuition. Intuition is a form of guidance and perception based on your relationship to the bigger picture, often referred to the “Greater Whole.”

Your Life Path

The art of embodying your life path is to live “pure of heart.” This means you’re constantly checking in with yourself to see if you’re following your heart’s desire rather than living to support someone else’s values.

Success in following your life path involves connecting with your highest good, including the mental awareness that you can make life decisions based on your intuition rather than instinct alone.

The New Moon energies are providing the opportunity to release your old conditioning and replace it with intuition. As you move forward pursuing your life path, your highest success will come from intuitive decisions rather than from your unconscious patterns.

Connecting and Bring it All Together

Emotions are a necessary ingredient in successfully connecting to your life path. They allow you to connect and be present to your highest good, allowing you to connect to the bigger picture of life itself.  Our Pisces New Moon is providing you the opportunity to transcend your instinctual drives by replacing them with conscious emotional responses, connecting to your intuitive guidance and perceptions.

Your life path involves the balance of pursuing what’s best for you as you work to fulfill a specific function in the greater good of the world. This life path connects you and intersects with others and the world in a way which ultimately connects you with your higher-self and spirit.

This is the Lunar month to connect with the present moment and follow your highest joy.

Steven Shroyer guides others to fully discover their life path and to identify specific untapped intuitive gifts needed for self-realization. Learn more and book a Complete Astrology and Life Path Reading here.

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New Moon Tarot Video

By Elizabeth Schermer – Visit website for a complete explanation of the tarot reading.

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In Closing

It is our deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you.

Have a wonderful week,
Steven and Elizabeth

The Magic of Authentic Relationships: Full Moon Astrology February 2014

The Magic of Authentic Relationships: Full Moon Astrology February 2014

  • Article Window: Feb 14 to Feb 28
  • Full Moon was Friday, Feb 14 at 3:53 pm PST
  • Sun is 27° Aquarius, Moon is 27° Leo
  • Lunar Month Theme (New Moon to New Moon): An Abundance of Inspiration
  • Next New Moon is Thursday, Feb 28 at 11:59 pm PST
  • Spring Equinox (Sun enters Aries) Mar 20 at 9:57 am PST

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.

Winter Solstice 2013

Astrology Article: The Magic of Authentic Relationships

During the past two weeks I’ve been feeling an extraordinary excitement and building of energies. These energies have been building since the New Moon gave birth to a new cycle of inspiration which truly has been abundant and readily available.

This week’s Full Moon in Leo is activating new ways for you to integrate these energies into your life so that you can take advantage of the inspirational flow available this entire Lunar month.

Two Steps: Inspiration and then Integration through Authentic Relationships

Integration is the key to success during the next two weeks. Inspiration without some form of integration is only a “feel good” awareness; unless you are able to create new activity from what inspires you it doesn’t come to form. It’s through your ability to act on inspiration that a change in your consciousness can occur. Taking inspired action that allows for growth and change in your consciousness is where the real magic happens.

Relationships as a Gateway

Relationships are the key to integration this month. You are continuously in various types of relationship, whether it’s personal and professional relationships to other people, or your relationships with your business, your home, and the other circumstances of your life. At any given moment you are involved in multiple relationships.

In the bigger picture, you can look at the quality of your relationships as a indicator of how you most authentically connect to the world around you. It’s through all these forms of relationship that you have impact in the world.

Authentic Connections

This Full Moon is one of those rare moments where you can bring your awareness to what feels the most real, what feels the most meaningful, and what feelings are authentically “ALL You.” This is what I mean by the “authenticity of the Moment.”

In order to add your own uniqueness to the world, start by identifying your authentic emotions and feelings about your relationships.

Aquarius is offering special support this month by helping you access your authentic desire for the highest good. Aquarian energy is famous for its ability to inspire innovation by supporting a world moving forward toward something better.  Integrating this Aquarian energy by connecting to the type of relationships which inspire you and bring out your best allows you to offer your own contribution in an authentic way.

Using the Magic

The two weeks after the Full Moon will be the best opportunity for a while for you to use this magic of authentic relationships.

  • Pay attention to what inspires you.
  • Take notice of your authentic relationship by identifying which relationships and connections in your life best reflect your ideal impact on the world around you.
  • Integrate what inspires you by getting involved with activities supporting your deepest feelings.

Conclusion

Use the magic from your authentic relationships to contribute your unique desires to the world. From this place of alignment your actions, no matter how big or small, allow you to bring your own special magic to the world.

Full Moon Tarot Video

By Elizabeth Schermer – Visit Website

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In Closing

It is our deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you. Thank you again for your participation.

Have a wonderful week,
Steven and Elizabeth

An Abundance of Inspiration: New Moon Astrology January 2014

  • Article Window: Jan 30 to Feb 15
  • New Moon is Thursday, Jan 30 at 3:53 pm PST
  • Sun is 11° Aquarius, Moon is 11° Aquarius
  • Lunar Month Theme (New Moon to New Moon): Expressing Inspiration
  • Chinese New Year (Lunar), Year of the Wood Horse, Jan 31
  • Full Moon is Feb 15, 8:52 pm
  • Next New Moon is Friday, Feb 28, 2014
  • Spring Equinox (Sun enters Aries), Mar 20 at 9:57 am PST

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.

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Astrology Article: An Abundance of Inspiration

Our Aquarian New Moon brings a high degree of inspiration along with an increased desire to fully express what inspires you. This article explores the best ways to access this inspiration and ideas for how to express your inspiration and take action in ways which support your personal growth.

Will Power and Momentum

This month’s astrology is offering you success in areas of your life where you may have struggled in the past.

Currently, Pluto is conjunct Venus, both are in opposition to Jupiter which is supporting the Moon’s energy for self-expression in new ways. In other words, there is a strong pull to transcend your current circumstances through new inspired activity.

This “pull” or “desire” to leave behind the old and embrace something new provides extra momentum you can tap into. The easiest way to tap into this extra momentum is through your own will power. There is an increased ease in accessing your own will power for positive changes during this Lunar month. In other words, you can definitely use your “extra will power” to propel you into inspired action.

Don’t just “think” about this – it’s necessary to take action. In order to access the type of success the Moon is offering, it’s necessary to do more than think about success, you must act on any desires you’re feeling.

Innovation and Creativity

What inspires you? The Aquarius New Moon has the potential of getting you in touch with what inspires you, but it’s particular degree (11°) in Aquarius also requires an openness on your part to receive it.

The archetype of Aquarius is often illustrated as a “Water Bearer.” In this depiction, the water is usually flowing out and downward from an urn.

This Aquarian symbolism has confused many into thinking that Aquarius is a water sign, emphasizing feelings, but Aquarius is in fact an air sign, emphasizing new ideas and innovation. This is innovation that helps you come to a new level of mastery in the world.

To support this process, Aquarian energy flows “downward” as inspiration and creative power. It also flows “upward” with an open mind and a desire for something better. Mental clarity and an openness to guidance from above is what allows for the genius and innovation typically associated with the energy of Aquarius.

New Moon Manifesting for the New Year

To access great inspiration this month, start with an open mind.

Ask your Higher-self for guidance, look around to see where there’s a need for something better. Hold the awareness that all of the humanity is reaching upward for guidance. It’s the same quality of energy that also pushes you toward wanting to experiencing higher levels of consciousness. Holding this awareness makes it easier to access the powerful Uranian energy within Aquarius.

Accessing the brilliance of the planet Uranus, which is the ruler of Aquarius, provides a extra connection to your guidance and your Higher-self. Uranus helps you to see beyond the confines of 3D reality.

Once you have accessed a little inspiration, use your mind to help you figure out how to express it. Think of new ways, or innovative ways, to chance your circumstance into something better. New inventions aren’t the only forms of inspiration, but innovation is as it taps into the brilliance and higher guidance available through Uranus.

New Moon Tarot Reading

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In Closing

Look for these Lunar post every New Moon and Full Moon.

It is our deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you. Thank you again for your participation.

Have a wonderful week,
Steven and Elizabeth

How to Secure the Resources You Need: Full Moon Astrology January 2014

How to Secure the Resources You Need: Full Moon Astrology January 2014

  • Article Window: Jan 15 to Jan 30
  • Full Moon was Wednesday, Jan 15 at 8:52 pm PST
  • Sun is 26° Capricorn , Moon is 26° Cancer
  • Lunar Month Theme (New Moon to New Moon): Charting Your Own Path in the World
  • Next New Moon is Thursday, Jan 30, 2014
  • Chinese New Year, Jan 31
  • Spring Equinox (Sun enters Aries) Mar 20 at 9:57 am PST

Moonrise Jan Full Moon 2014

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.

Astrology Article: How to Secure the Resources You Need

There’s an abundance of inspiration and resources available for you to use now that the Moon has reached its full phase in the Zodiac sign of Cancer. As you begin to integrate these Full Moon energies you’ll have the opportunity to realize how to better establish yourself in your life path. You may also notice your attention naturally beginning to shift toward acquiring the education or knowledge needed to establish yourself in a more fulfilling way. This feeling is natural and directly related to our current Full Moon energies.

How to Take Advantage of this Month’s Full Moon Energies

This month’s zodiac energy of Capricorn works naturally with your ability to secure resources for moving forward and achieving your goals and dreams. The current Cancer Moon is providing a way to expand your perspective on Charting Your Own Path in the World (the New Moon theme).

Energies are aligned to make it easy to integrate your emotions and intellect.

To successfully gather together these additional resources, you may need to focus on your ability to separate “what you need” on an emotional level, from “how to get it” on an intellectual level. It is important this month that your mental focus be  fully involved in the creative process..

The Moon is all about feeling, and there are times when “feeling” through your intellect can be a very effective strategy. This is one of those times. For the next two weeks, until the New Moon on Jan 30, the planet Mercury is activating your creativity through the ability to visualize symbols of inspiration in the mind. Without this mental inspiration to guide you, your desire for stability may work against you and hold you back from accessing the mental creativity needed to move forward on your life path.

The Need for Stability

Stability is a cornerstone of healthy expansion. We all need it. The most creative way to harness a greater sense of stability right now is through involving the strength of your mind (Mercury) to understand what type of information is needed to support resources, acquiring what you need in life. Resources can be money, things, or information.

With Mercury being extremely active in the mental realm, studying, learning, and observing are especially important types of resources available during the next two weeks. All of these gifts of Mercury will lead to your experience of greater stability.

Sources of Inspiration

With Mercury in the sign of Aquarius, look for inspiration in all of your authentic relationships.  Not just in your personal relationships, but in your connection to cultural leaders, and in any relationships where you can see new cultural developments occurring. For example, take note in individuals who are putting themselves on the line for a cause which inspires you. During this two week window, access creativity through inspiration from the individual or cause.

To help narrow down your sources of inspiration during this two week period, try identifying with others or with a group which shares your world view or who resonates with your path in the world. Use your intuition (Cancer Moon) to recognize that securing resources this month will be best accomplished through figuring out what you don’t know and then learning it.

In Closing

It is our deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you. Thank you again for your participation.

Have a wonderful week,
Steven Shroyer

Mystery School Teachings 2018

The Alchemy Mystery School Teachings

Enrollment is Open for 2018

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Visit the Official Mystery School Website

2018 marks the beginning of a new cycle of time.  The Water Dragon of 2012  has washed away the past. We have left the known world behind and stand on the threshold of a new future.  The territory is uncharted, the path unknown.   We will be called in the coming year to access our own wisdom and inner strength.

The mystical energies of the 2013 Water Snake were  deep and powerful. You will be challenged in the coming year to access your own depths of inner wisdom and courage,  your inner compass, as we move forward together .

The programs at the Alchemy Mystery School are designed to support your highest path in the days to come.

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Announcing 2018 enrollment

The Alchemy Mystery School  is currently accepting enrollment for their premier, the 9-Month Alchemy Mastery Program.  Enrollment in the Alchemy Mastery Program is limited, to insure optimal  benefit for each participant. Early enrollment is encouraged to guarantee your space.

A 9-Month Program Full of Surprises

A modern-day mystery school is the easiest way to learn the most important metaphysical principles you need in the modern world. Each Student graduates with a practical, working knowledge of what the ancient wisdom keepers kept hidden from all but a select few individuals. The mysteries of life, energy, and manifesting what you want in life are the heart of this power program.

Revealed Secrets of the Mystery School

The school incorporates the natural rhythm and cycle of the zodiac to enhance learning and to use the natural energies of the month to support your learning. Here is a partial list of some of things you’ll learn.

 

9-Month Outline of Topics

Each monthly theme is explored through wisdom teachings, sacred tools, group activities, ceremony, and focused discussion on advanced topics. The themes are also timed in accordance with the annual cosmic cycle, in order that you can fully receive the benefits of each month’s opportunities.

March: The Dance of Fate and Freedom

  • Understanding Cosmic Cycles of time. Embracing Fate and Destiny. Integrating your natural gifts with the year’s opportunities. The modern Oracle as a Wisdom Tool.

April: Spring Cleaning for the Soul

  • Clearing and healing practices for body and home. Connecting with your Home as a living being. Tools for creating sacred spaces.

May: Uniting Heaven and Earth

  • The human energy system, chakras, meridians, and energy fields. Bringing the Divine into form. Understanding the creative potential of your subtle body.

June: Connecting to your Life’s Purpose

  • Initiating a summer of personal expansion and joy.

July: Relationships

  • Experiencing Divine Community, from Self to Universe. Understanding energy fields, tools for relationships,

August: Nurturing the Fire Within

  • Igniting divine vision and accessing creative inspiration. Realizing your own highest potential and wisdom path.

September: Bringing Your Gifts to the World

  • Anchoring your purpose and power.  Bringing your gifts to the world. Activating your energetic matrix of support.

October: Embracing the Sacred Realms

  • Connecting with the Realms of Light. Establishing relationship with the Ancestors, Past lives, Ascended Masters and Spirit Guides.

November: Living the Dream

  • Bringing the Hidden Wisdom forward, Transforming the world, Remembering the Garden. Living the Dream in the Now.

Charting Your Own Path in the World: New Moon Astrology

New Moon Astrology Jan 1, 2014

  • The New Moon is Wednesday, Jan 1 at 3:14 am PST
  • Sun is 11° Capricorn, Moon is 11° Capricorn
  • New Moon Theme (thru the Jan 30 New Moon): Charting Your Own Path in the World
  • Next Full Moon is Wednesday, Jan 15

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 New Years Day 2014

Astrology Article: Charting Your Own Path in the World

Happy New Year to all my friends.

This month’s New Moon occurs early in the morning on New Year’s day (3:14 am). This provides the opportunity to use the New Moon energies to not only to set the intentions for the coming monthly Lunar Cycle, but to use it as an anchor for your intentions for the entire year.

The chart itself is extremely interesting. There are three distinct patterns available to help bring into alignment your goals for the month and even the entire year. The New Moon chart involves three interactive configurations: a grand square, a 5-planet stellium, and a prominent Jupiter retrograde.

The energies in the world are extremely complex and challenging right now. This is reflected in the chart which is complex, but potentially also very creative and dynamic. I would like to explain how to use some of these complexities to your advantage and at the same time make you aware of their shadow side to avoid any unnecessary hardships.

Grand Square: Stability and Security

New Moon on New Year's Day 2014The stability of a grand square leads to a solid feeling about life. Security and a feeling of stability will keep your feet on the ground in a practical way. With a grand square, change comes slowly and with plenty of warning. The grand square can also be rigid and limiting.

Successfully using its stability is based on flexibility, a sense of humor, and knowing when it’s time to make decisive decisions instead of “just letting things work out on their own.”

When it’s time change your perspective about something, don’t dig in and put up a needless fight. Often times, it’s a willingness to adjust your point of view which allows for your stability to continue to grow. Grounding practices are supported by this form and will help you remain flexible rather than stubborn.

The Stellium: Creative Ambition

With 5 planets lined up and focusing all their energies in Capricorn (capitalizing on the power of resources) there will be plenty of opportunity to line up the resources you’ll need to feel successful in the world. Capricorn will help you capitalize on the power of resources that become available. Your creativity will feel a new sense of power and conscious control.

With the New Moon conjunct Pluto, your sense of your own power combined with your projects will make you at times feel unstoppable. It’s important not to misunderstand the energy of the grand square and think to yourself, “Wow I’m invincible, there’s no way things can go wrong.”

In fact, the Moon-Pluto conjunction may lead to unpredictable results, so be prepared to release to attachment to outcome and remain flexible to what unfolds.

Use your creativity to expand your flexibility and ways to see challenges in a new light. See yourself building resources that will benefit others. The shadow here is ambition for the sake of your own power and control. The energies are aligning for the power you are feeling to benefit others or a future generation. Hording this type of power is short sighted and can have an unexpected outcome, much like misusing nuclear power without fully understanding the long-term effects of radiation.

Jupiter: Dynamic Internal Expansion

Jupiter governs both expansion and integration. In this particular chart, Jupiter’s position is also governing the distribution and quality of energy available for your personal use. It’s quite clear from looking at the chart that Jupiter plays a super important role in the overall pattern. The challenge is to understand how it might be working in your own life.

The way you will recognize Jupiter’s energy working is in the expansiveness you feel on the inside. This is an internal experience, because Jupiter is retrograde and in opposition to the 5-planet stellium. It will be working as an internal process to access your sense of power. This is not the power of “controlling in the world,” but the internal power that allows you to act from inner guidance. This is the type of power that comes from owning your own creativity and managing (a Jupiter function) your own perspective, even when your perspective doesn’t fit into the norm.

Ultimately, this Jupiter influence can start a new internal process of Self-realization. It’s an extremely dynamic process where your sense of stability begins to shift from circumstance and resources to the ever-creative presence of the Higher-self.

The shadow side of Jupiter in this configuration is the feeling that everything will work out without any effort, change, or decisions on your part. Another common misconception or shadow side of Jupiter in this position is related to the idea of false humility. This is where the ego expands its spiritual identity or ambition through piousness or anything short of authenticity.

Remember, Jupiter’s expansion and integration takes effort, diligence, flexibility, and a desire to fully know yourself and your Higher-self.

Complexity of Life

Life is complex and difficult in so many ways right now. This New Moon and the beginning of a new year presents many complex issues we all must navigate. I hope that the insights from this New Moon article will help you to navigate your own complexities.

Use this time to feel your own creativity emerging as a form of help from your Higher-self. Feel your own sense of stability and don’t be afraid to expand your sense of self this month and this year. This is an excellent time to integrate more of your Higher-self in a conscious way. Happy New Year.

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Winter Solstice Full Moon: Finding Your Hidden Light

Winter Solstice Full Moon Astrology Dec 17

  • Full Moon is Tuesday, Dec 17 at 1:28 am PST
  • Sun is 26° Sagittarius, Moon is 26° Gemini
  • Lunar Month Theme (New Moon to New Moon): Recognizing Opportunity
  • Next New Moon is Thursday, Jan 2, 2014
  • Winter Solstice is Dec 21 at 9:11 am PST

Current Lunar Cycle

The Full Moon illuminates and activates whatever was released with the manifesting wave of New Moon energy two weeks ago. This week 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.

Winter Solstice 2013

Astrology Article: Finding Your Hidden Light

This Full Moon occurs only four days before the Winter Solstice and it illuminates your ability to understand your hidden role in the world. I say “hidden” because we often don’t understand the role we play in inspiring others and bringing others together. With the solstice taking place between the Full Moon and New Moon, you have an opportunity in the coming days to recognize your own role as someone who is instrumental in creating an atmosphere which others can rally around and find inspirational.

The Full Moon always represents a type of illumination which occurs in relationship to the New Moon monthly theme. Our New Moon theme this month is focused on Recognizing Opportunity and following the Full Moon you have the opportunity to see your own role in inspiring others.

The solstice energies this week will support this opportunity with the rebirth of light. Cultural tradition during this time of the year provides an example of this with stories of the Christ child emerging as a historical figure of inspiration and a personality in which people have rallied around for centuries.

A Story of Light and Hope

The story of the birth of the Christ child is a story of future hope. It’s a story of a new source of light and illumination around which the world can rally. This story also describes the essence of the winter solstice, which represents the hope of the returning day-force. Light once again is reborn.

The Winter solstice is the point of the year in which our solar light is reborn and starts to grow in strength as the daylight once again begins to lengthen. The longest night of the year marks the end of the night-force reign and its power no longer continues to grow unchecked. The promise of light and the day-force once again returning the Sun to its glorious throne of power fills our imagination with hope for a better future.

The birth of Light at the Winter solstice is the hope of something new. The Light is alive and it’s beginning to grow in our consciousness. This is the hidden theme of the Christ child story and also the theme of the solstice.

The realization available at the Full Moon rests on your recognition of the role you play in bringing others together in the spirit of unity. Whatever the action, whether it’s something you do, organize, or create, if others are inspired to come together, you’ll be instrumental as a symbol of light. In this way, each of us connects with the Christ child within and the light reborn at the Winter solstice.

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New Moon Astrology: Recognizing Opportunity

  • The New Moon is Monday, Dec 2 at 4:22 pm PST
  • Sun is 10° Sagittarius, Moon is 10° Sagittarius
  • New Moon Theme (thru the Jan 1 New Moon): Recognizing Opportunity
  • Next Full Moon is Sunday, Dec 16
  • Winter Solstice is Dec 21

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.

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Astrology Article: Recognizing Opportunity

This month’s wave of New Moon potential brings new opportunities. Opportunity comes in variety of forms. The key to success this month is recognizing that all opportunities aren’t equal. It is important this month to check with your inner guidance before you act. In this way you will check to see if an opportunity is supporting your highest good.

One way to understand this New Moon wave of Sagittarius energy is to recognize the help you received during the last Lunar cycle involving the theme of authenticity and integrity. The last weeks were about connecting with your Higher Self. You can use this connection now to make decisions, by “feeling” when circumstances are in alignment with your highest good.

Recognizing whether or not an opportunity has integrity (supporting your larger life picture) will be the key to your success. In other words, connect with your guidance before making decisions or jumping on board your next adventure.

Rest assured that ultimately all opportunities are good, because every circumstance has a purpose. However, all opportunities do not support you in the same way. The question the New Moon raises is your ability to choose from your own guidance. Sagittarius energy is fantastic for recognizing and expanding through opportunity, but Sagittarius also needs guidance from inner principles which recognize the hidden benefits of the bigger picture.

The key concept to remember this month is that each opportunity you encounter will have its own energy and momentum. Look for indicators and clues as to whether what is being offered fits into your larger scheme of things. Connect with your inner guidance to stay in the flow and avoid detours.

The New Moon Astrology Chart

New Moon Chart Dec-2, 2013Jupiter (expansion and opportunity) is providing a lot of momentum forward, while Uranus retrograde (shaking loose the hidden value) is raising the question of whether or not your next move serves your highest interest or that of someone else.

There is a triangle of success (a trine and two sextiles) involving Mars, Venus, and Mercury. You’ll be aware of multiple opportunities and choices. The important thing to realize is that they may not all be “yours.”

Pay attention to your inner guidance, even if on the surface everything looks solid. This is your Higher-self, with the help of Uranus, assisting you. During a New Moon your intuition is highly active. Use it to trust your feeling nature. Ask if you are aligned with the greater good, or if greed or ambition (yours or someone else’s) http://seattleastrology.org/wp-admin/post-new.php’s) are part of your impulse to act.

This month your inner guidance is supporting your highest good. Trust it. Move forward.

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