Rebirth into the Age of Aquarius: Solar Eclipse Aug 2017

Rebirth into the Age of Aquarius: Solar Eclipse Aug 2017

Article Window: Aug 21 to Sept 19
• New Moon Solar Eclipse is Monday, Aug 21, 11:30 AM PST
• Sun is 29° Leo, Moon is 29° Leo
• Next Full Moon: Sept 6
• Current Solar Eclipse Theme (Aug 21 – Sept 19): Rebirth into the Age of Aquarius

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 Aquarius Aurora

Astrology Article: Rebirth into the Age of Aquarius

The total Solar Eclipse of 2017 happens during the Leo New Moon. In addition to the normal effects of the New Moon and the launch of a new Lunar cycle of change, the darkening of our Sun produces a shadow that affects our consciousness in a significant way. This article explains the unique nature of our total Solar eclipse and how you can access its unique eclipse signature to awaken to the new energies coming to our Earth.

The Sun and Moon are continuously working together to make personal growth and consciousness both meaningful and successful.  They each have a specific and complementary role to play in supporting our life on earth.  The Sun is a universal, impersonal, source of energy, life, and love. The Sun does not discriminate and gives the light of life and consciousness equally to all.  The Moon has a more intimate, personal, relationship to each of us. The Moon’s role is to release and deliver Solar energy over time in order to govern all forms and rhythms of growth on Earth. This includes all processes of personal growth for each of us, including our intuitive connection to the rhythms of time and change.

A Solar eclipse interrupts the normal relationship between Sun and Moon, and activates unusual potentials for all of life on Earth.

The Shadow Effect

When the Moon eclipses the Sun it produces a shadow. The very fact that a shadow is produced during a Solar eclipse is extremely significant, because it’s this shadow that marks the opportunity for change within our consciousness. In order to understand the higher potentials of this unique event, it’s important to understand exactly how we can recognize and access the energies of the eclipse shadow in our personal lives.

On the most practical level, when we speak of “the shadow” we are referring to what remains hidden beneath the surface, including the parts of ourselves that we don’t want to claim. The eclipse activation, including the shadow created by the actual eclipse event, gives each of us the opportunity to recognize and claim our personal shadow in new ways.

An object possesses a shadow because it has form. The shadow that is created during a total eclipse is not only physical, It’s also spiritual.  This eclipse shadow across the Sun signifies a very real and personalizing potential for conscious change. In addition to the physical darkening of the Sun, the eclipse also produces a spiritual type of shadow, a shadow within our consciousness. This energetic shadow puts our soul in relief, meaning that it gives our soul a form with which we can more consciously connect.

Through the spiritual effect of the solar eclipse shadow, our connection to our soul becomes more personal, accessible, and unique and gives us the opportunity to more fully experience the reality of our individual soul quality. In this way the eclipse allows each individual to consciously connect to the “Bigger Picture” of life through a more direct connection to Soul and higher personal purpose.

Return to a Golden Age of Aquarius

There is a bigger story at play with this eclipse. This story involves our emergence into the consciousness of the new Age of Aquarius, which is a golden age represented by universal cooperation and abundance. (Read more about the Aquarian Age in the recent Full Moon Lunar Eclipse article.) The last time we resided in an Aquarian age was 26,000 years ago. I personally believe that we are returning now to a Golden Age that existed at that time. Because we as a collective hold the memory of that earlier era, there is a kind of familiarity to this current transition.

As a collective, we don’t one day just wake up and suddenly reside in a “Golden Age.” This emergence into the new age is a process. The events in our world, including the conflict and challenge, indicate an acceleration within this larger cycle of change. We are all moving into something greater that holds far-reaching potentials.

To put the eclipse into larger context, let’s begin with May of this year and the Gemini New Moon. May’s New Moon theme was “to reach farther and beyond,” allowing us to expand our vision of what we thought was possible. During June’s Cancer New Moon the theme was “leadership in a new territory,” which introduced a new power of self-leadership. The month of July and the Leo New Moon prepared us to “react to a bigger picture,” with a new power and ability to respond to energies of something larger in our lives.  Finally, the recent Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius focused specifically on “the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.”

It is easy to see the ongoing pattern of universal growth suggesting that all of us are merging into something greater. A key point is that each cycle has offered new tools and abilities that enable each of us to experience our own personal participation within this expansion.

One of the indicators of the shift into new consciousness is the progressive splitting of energies, and the dismantling of aspects of culture that no longer serve our world. The splitting of energies includes activations of alternate time-lines and trajectories into the future. This is evidenced all around us by the pervasive increase of contrast and opposing perceptions and views of reality.

Astrology Pattern

Solar Eclipse ChartThe greater potential of what’s happening during this eclipse is expressed astrologically by the dramatic Kite pattern within the New Moon chart. Before we break down the significant elements of this unique pattern, an understanding of the general signature of the Kite can help you participate more consciously in our eclipse event.

Fate and the Significance of the Kite. In general, an astrology Kite is a highly organized and stable pattern. It’s so organized in fact, that a Kite pattern is sometimes referenced as “fated,” as if it holds a predetermined outcome. This isn’t actually true; what we call a fate is simply a strong pattern. There are no predetermined outcomes. It is true, however, that the energies within a Kite are so organized, harmonized, and stable that life events can seem to just fall into place, as IF the outcome were scripted or fated.

Because of the planets involved in the current eclipse Kite, this traditional fated aspect takes on a very specific meaning.  The fated aspect of this kite pattern indicates the continued activation of two contrasting trajectories or timelines. One timeline expands into the consciousness of the new age while the other continues to be entrenched in conflict and separation.

In order to understand how to access the energy of this once-in-a-lifetime eclipse, let’s next look at each corner of the Kite. (In the astrology chart that accompanies this article you’ll see the four main planetary corners circled.) It is worth noting that both Saturn and Uranus are retrograde, meaning that it will be necessary to work with the internalizing elements of these two planets. There is also an additional element of unpredictability related to the tail of the kite, formed by the planet Uranus.

New Moon Solar Eclipse (Sun/Moon Conjunction). The key signature here indicates a new direction and new energies that are stabilized by your conscious participation and capacity for internal change. This eclipse is meant to be felt. Your own shadow is your proof that you exist. You’re real and relevant. As you feel and expand, including through patterns of resistance, you will have access to new insights provided by the planet Uranus.

Jupiter.  Jupiter supports our ability to expand and organize ourselves into something greater. The exact signature of 21° Libra suggests that these energies are huge and expansive, and that they must be felt in order to consciously work with them. Jupiter is supporting our expansion into a new time-line, or fate, by enabling us to personally feel and experience the Solar shadow and the reality of our soul.  It’s helping us make a new connection between our personal self and experience of our soul, and in this way participate more intentionally in our own expansion.

Saturn Retrograde. Within the eclipse Kite pattern, the significance of Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius is twofold. On the one hand it is an internal experience, representing the activation of our own patterns of resistance to the internal changes we must make in order to adapt to what is coming into form. On the other hand, Saturn also represents our experience of the external contrast within two juxtaposed trajectories occurring in the world around us. The juxtaposition of these contrasting trajectories show the opposing directions in which the world is currently heading.

When confronted with this contrast, as we are daily, mental flexibility and humor are the antidote to being able to see the New Age coming into form amidst what is also being dismantled. This can help us more fully to participate and distinguish the role our personal shadows plays within the larger trajectories of the world around us.

Uranus Retrograde. Throughout much of our history Uranus has operated beyond the conscious awareness of the mind. This unconscious relationship of the collective to Uranus is dramatically changing.  For many who experience this eclipse, this may be the very first time they are able to consciously connect to their intuitive powers. This intuitive connection happens through the activations of the planet Uranus.

More and more individuals are waking up to the transforming aspect of Uranus and the real possibility that their intuition is real. This is an essential aspect of the process of waking up, since it is Uranian intuition itself that most directly connects us to the transformation occurring within our consciousness. It is this direct level of transformation that makes Uranus highly unpredictable. It requires us to show up and release the forms that hold us back (Saturn).

In the current configuration, Uranus is located in the tail position of the eclipse Kite and signifies the importance of our internalized connection to intuition. In this formation Uranus supports each of us expanding to see the bigger picture and understand how we are transitioning into the New Age of Aquarius.  Uranus brings the Kite into full focus through this internal intuitive process of “seeing” our own shadow, providing the evidence of our participation in something greater than ourselves.

The eclipse shadow and personal activation of solar illumination, supported by the influence of Uranus, together become the catalyst that jump starts our connection to the personal potentials of the eclipse.

Accessing the Shadow

More than anything else, this eclipse is supporting your emergence into the new age through an experiential feeling of your own spiritual shadow (soul connection) as something real and something greater than yourself. This includes the release of the limited perceptions of yourself that you have previously known.

It is through the focusing of your will power (Saturn) that you are able to shatter whatever is standing in the way between your personal identity and the deeper truth of who you are. If you are available and willing, the eclipse illumination can literally shatter anything buried within your personality that prevents you from connecting with the transcendent aspect and brilliance of your inner truth. This includes connecting with all the parts of you that are larger and more expansive that your smaller personality currently experiences.

The Shadow of the eclipse creates the opportunity to see your own internal changes. Your ability to transcend and create a new fate moving forward, represented by the activation of the kite formation, is entirely dependent on intuitively perceiving the changing time-lines in a new world. These new potentials are our new fate, our new territory as we enter the new age of Aquarius.  The alternate fate activated by the eclipse shadow is to reject the opportunity for change and continue the momentum of existing patterns, ruled largely by the unconscious.

These new perceptions and Uranian “great ideas” can come suddenly, like light bulb insights. It’s as if you’re in a dark room where it’s difficult to distinguish details, when suddenly the light bulb goes on and everything emerges into view. Uranian intuition is not a subtle spacey feeling, groggy or sleepy. A sleepiness or floaty feeling can, however, precede the adrenaline-like rush of sudden alertness that signifies the Uranian flash of new insights and perceptions. At times, experiences of fogginess can also be the indicator of resistance to a Uranian activation.

In general, Uranus intuition has a quickness and suddenness. Insights may come in the form of transcendent holograms and fully formed understandings and illuminated insights into the nature of reality and your place in the larger order of things.

Summary

This eclipse marks a new beginning, or new threshold, in our personal and collective process of expansion.  In my opinion, we are now directly experiencing the dawn of the Aquarian Age. I’ve been systematically following the Lunar cycles for the past nine years. In that time, and through all of the significant events that have occurred, this eclipse marks the clearest potential for a shift in the collective consciousness of humanity.

New levels of harmony and expansion indicated by the kite formation, in combination with the power of the eclipse activation, will come from the choices we are collectively making together.

On the personal level, the “shadow effect” within this Leo solar eclipse creates the opportunity for your rebirth into a new alignment with your soul and a new ability to feel your own “Being-ness.” Any actions you take now, especially with the intention of connecting with the eclipse event, have the potential to change your life trajectory in a meaningful way.

During the day of the eclipse and moving forward, pay special attention to your experiences and insights. Notice activations of the shadow, as well as those experiences that feel harmonious. All of these are indicators of new awareness and new connections to your soul’s highest calling. My personal plan during the eclipse itself is to spend time in meditation, with the intention to consciously shift my thinking and personal trajectory into a more peaceful and abundant world.

Peace to All and a Happy New Moon.

The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius: Eclipse Astrology Aug 2017

The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius: Eclipse Astrology Aug 2017

Article Window:  Aug 7 to Aug 21
• Full Moon is Monday, Aug 7, 11:11 AM PDT
• Lunar Eclipse Event & Portal
• Sun is 16° Leo, Moon is 16° Aquarius
• Next New Moon: Total Solar Eclipse, Aug 21
• Current New Moon Theme (July 23 – Aug 21): Responding to New Territory

Current Lunar Cycle

Each Lunar Eclipse opens a brief cosmic doorway resulting in a new awareness, ability, or insight to be used for inspired action. This beneficial pattern is delivered through an energetic portal that opens in the zodiac at the exact moment of the eclipse.

The Eclipse portal remains open and active until the Moon returns to this location in the zodiac during its next lunar cycle. In the coming days, while the portal is open, look for new ways to express yourself while taking inspired action, especially through whatever you have embraced or experienced during our current Lunar cycle. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of this natural time of expansion.

Photo of the Dawning of Aquarius

Eclipse Astrology Article: The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

Written by Steven Shroyer
Co-author, Elizabeth Schermer

The upcoming Aquarius Lunar Eclipse holds a spectacular signature that has attracted a lot of astrological attention. My personal excitement around the event is centered on a new ability that the eclipse is introducing to everyone on the planet.

At the precise moment of each Lunar Eclipse, when the Moon briefly loses contact with the Sun, a cosmic doorway opens in the zodiac. Through this portal we receive a new awareness, ability, and insight to be used for inspired action. This new ability transcends the normal experiences of space/time reality and enables us to take quantum leaps forward, both personally and as a cultural collective.  The current eclipse portal will remain open and active for the coming 27 days, until September 3 when the Moon returns to this location in the zodiac during the next lunar cycle.

As we dive into the details of what we can expect to experience in the coming days, let’s first look at the signature of the eclipse portal itself and then put that signature into the larger context of the overall astrology pattern.

The Signature of the Aquarian Portal

The specific Aquarian signature of this Lunar Eclipse is introducing an improved management ability. This new ability will lead to insights that enable each of us to consciously work with the new level of momentum we are experiencing as we enter new territory in our lives. This new territory of experience is part of the overall pattern of expansion that’s been unfolding for the past several months. This new territory can be the result of new perspectives within existing circumstances or entirely new experiences of reality. (See recent New Moon article for a more thorough description.)

The management signature of this Aquarian portal is associated with acquiring a more sophisticated approach to working with the energies of life itself.  In very real ways in the coming days you will be exploring and learning how to engage and respond to the new territory into which you have stepped.

The overall pattern of this eclipse, within the larger New Moon theme of “Responding to New Territory,” points to the very real potential for positive change in your life. There are several signatures indicating this positive shift, including the Aquarian Moon itself, as well as the ways that both Jupiter and Mars are supporting personal expansion and playing a significant role in helping all of us integrate the eclipse effect into our personal situations.

Managing Aquarian Energies and Moving into the Aquarian Age

Within the overall pattern of the astrology chart, this Aquarius eclipse brings the meaning of the “Dawning of the Age of Aquarius” into clear focus. The importance of this big picture Aquarian signature is paramount in understanding exactly what needs to be managed through the portal activation and how to successfully meet whatever challenges you will face in the coming days.

Each astrological age lasts over 2000 years and introduces a new theme into the development of consciousness. We are currently leaving the age of Pisces and moving into the age of Aquarius, which centers around our expansion into a golden age of consciousness and cooperation between the individual and the larger cultural collective.

This Aquarian expansion can only happen when the creative brilliance of all individuality is honored and supported by society. From this perspective, breakdowns in society will occur when those who are in charge use their authority to limit freedom, control resources and promote fear. The dawning of the Age of Aquarius is forcing us to examine the necessary breakdowns within society in which the individual has been reduced to a secondary position of service to larger systems of corrupt control.

Moving back to the energies of the current eclipse, the Moon in Aquarius represents the creation of larger social systems that ensure individual freedoms and creative cooperation. The Sun in Leo is opposite to Aquarius, and represents the needs of the individual, especially the need to fully express one’s personal creativity and power.

Uranus, as the ruler of Aquarius, is also indirectly contributing to these Aquarian energies of creation and breakdown. Uranus has a duel role. It functions as an expansive creative force that we can access through our intuition, and also functions to break apart that which needs to crumble so the new can begin to build.

For many people Uranus functions largely at the unconscious level of breakdown. When harnessed consciously, however, Uranian intuition pierces the veil of current reality, enabling you to see beyond the 3-D world. Uranus taps you directly into the bigger picture of the new Aquarian age we are now entering.

Accessing Uranian intuition requires that we live with a higher level of personal freedom and individuality, in order to transcend the cultural limitations we experience while living in a strictly material world. We can’t move into the new age with a power structure that doesn’t honor individual freedom, creativity and independence. Uranus helps us step into personal freedom by seeing beyond the veil.

In the Aquarian Age, the role of the collective is to fully support the individual, and not the other way around. Moving forward into new territory, what we create needs to work for the individual as well as the collective. Our new Age of Aquarius must be rooted in personal freedom in order for collective brilliance to fully emerge.

The energy signature within this eclipse directly relates to the significance of the Age of Aquarius and the world we are entering. The portal’s theme of “Management” is a necessary step in our expansion, for in order for expansion to succeed it must be successfully managed. When personal freedom and individual expression are repressed, as they are in many ways in our world, the drive for creativity revolts against those who oppose.

Astrology Pattern

This overall eclipse pattern is transmitting an increased ability to manage all of the changes needed for co-creating a positive and beneficial world for everyone.  As we move into the Aquarian Age, these new capacities for creation include processes of breakdown and the ability to let go of what no longer works.

To be clear, this eclipse portal is NOT about creating chaos and revolution. Rather, the signature of management is about understanding the forces of change. When we understand how to manage the necessary changes, we can also access new level of personal freedom. Each individual who connects with these larger energies helps our transition. Together as a collective we will make the necessary changes to create a society that fully supports the individual, without the need for suppression and corruption that’s associated with some of our current structures.

Mars and Jupiter are working together In harmony with the Full Moon to play an important role in the overall astrology pattern, supporting expansion as well as integration of the eclipse energies.

Jupiter is in a last-quarter sextile position with the Sun/Mars conjunction, signifying that it’s time to change our perspective about what expansion will mean and what it will look like. Jupiter’s specific location is also highly significant. It’s incredible that Jupiter was also at 18° Libra on Apr 10th of this year, conjunct the Libra Full Moon. This Full Moon brought into focus the real possibility of creating a new level of abundance and cooperation in the world, on a personal level as well as collectively and in the culture-at-large.

Jupiter’s return to this location signals an anchoring of those signatures within the larger portal activation. With our current eclipse, the prior focus of possibility has now progressed into an actual skill to be explored and used. At the earlier Libra Moon, creating a new level of abundance was only a possibility. Now, with the eclipse, the energies can be accessed as a skill to be managed, enjoyed, and even celebrated.

Jupiter is all about expansion, however this is an expansion that is managed and organized through organic (organized) growth. This signature of management is furthered emphasized by the fact that Jupiter is highly aspected throughout the chart, connected with nearly all of the remaining planets. The management signature includes Jupiter’s trine to the Moon which supports the bigger picture, representing the individual moving into the Age of Aquarius.

Mars is conjunct the Sun in a new-phase relationship, meaning the Sun has already passed over Mars and is beginning to pull away. This new-phase position is providing a tremendous amount of momentum within the eclipse pattern.

Understanding the relationship of Mars with the Sun is a key to success with this eclipse signature. The Mars contribution of enjoyment and momentum is an important part of this eclipse energy. Feeling the portal effect — catching the wave of new potential — can be accelerated by recharging your own internal processes. The best way to harness the Mars energy of the eclipse is by channeling its momentum through relaxation, enjoyment, and celebrating the positive momentum in your own life.  The specific actions you choose will be an individualized expression. For some the activity might be hosting a party, for others it will be inspired and creative work. Although there is potential intensity associated with this eclipse, the overall signature of momentum is quite positive.

Ultimately, success now is about managing your own energies. The way you do this is entirely dependent on individual circumstances. For some people success in the coming weeks will be expressed as a type of revolution. This can happen on many levels. For example, the revolution could simply be your own response to your personal patterns of stress. Ultimately, the energy of expansion is leading each of us to celebrate our new momentum and revolt against any aspects within the cultural collective that don’t support the individual, especially individual freedom and creativity.

Summary

The Lunar eclipse brings with it an enhanced ability to manage new Aquarian-type energies that support both the personal and the big picture dawning of the Aquarian Age.  As humanity has shifted into this new territory of expanded awareness, the energy of transition itself needs to be managed at a higher level.

The signature of the Age of Aquarius is precisely this transition of consciousness, including the transformation of the culture, whether through personal or collective revolt. What’s unique about this Aquarian revolt is that this is a sophisticated rebellion. In keeping with the Aquarian Age, there’s nothing haphazard or chaotic with our Lunar Eclipse. It’s a managed transition into new territory focused on the benefit of all.

The Lunar eclipse portal will be active for the next 27 days. During this time you can use your new skills of energy management to recharge. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of this natural time of expansion. Use new momentum to imagine ways to manage the shift in energies for yourself as well as the larger picture involving the cultural collective.

We each have a part to play.  It is our opportunity and responsibility to contribute to the collective shift and help move humanity gracefully into the golden Age of Aquarius.

Claiming Your Future: Lunar Eclipse Astrology Feb 2017

Claiming Your Future: Lunar Eclipse Astrology Feb 2017

Article Window: Feb 10 to Feb 26
• The Full Moon is Friday, Feb 10, 4:33 PM PST
Lunar Eclipse
• Sun is 23° Aquarius, Moon is 23° Leo
• Next New Moon: Feb 26
• Current New Moon Theme (Jan 27 – Feb 26): Personalizing Power

Current Lunar Cycle

Each Lunar Eclipse opens a cosmic doorway that results in a new awareness, ability or insight that you can use for inspired action in your life. This cosmic gift is delivered through an energetic portal that opens in the zodiac at the exact moment of the eclipse.

The Eclipse portal will remain open and active until the Moon returns to this location in the sky during the next lunar cycle. In the coming 3+ weeks, while the portal is open, look for ways to express joy and take inspired action, especially through whatever you have embraced or experienced during the current Lunar cycle. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of this natural time of expansion.

Photo of Lunar Eclipse over Reflection Lake

Astrology Article: Claiming Your Future

Our Lunar eclipse in Leo is perhaps the most significant and important Full Moon in a multi-year span. A Lunar eclipse is rare, but even more rare is the astrological “temple pattern” in which it occurs. THIS Lunar eclipse, housed as it is within its temple pattern, is significant for what it sets into motion. The reason that this eclipse is so important is that it has the potential to enable us to create an entirely new future, different that anything we have ever known.

The Astrology Temple Pattern

To fully understand how to best utilize this incredible energy pattern, allow me to introduce some of the key ideas that make the temple pattern so spectacular.

The temple pattern derives its name from its shape, which looks like the outline of a building. It is known for supporting expansion into a greater understanding and perspective. The key distinguishing feature of this pattern is the planet that occupies the steeple area of the building. The “steeple planet” always plays the most significant role in uncovering the deeper meaning of the temple.

Before we go into specifics, it’s significant to mention that we are experiencing two temple patterns on nearly back-to-back Full Moons. The first was the Gemini Full Moon on December 13,  preparing for Winter Solstice. Mars was in the steeple position of that temple. The overriding signature, supported by Uranus, was the activation and removal of patterns of conflict that hold us back from full expansion.

The current pattern is taking that new foundation that was established and anchored over the past two lunar cycles and, again with the support of Uranus’ expanded consciousness, giving us the opportunity to step into an entirely new reality.

The Steeple of Saturn

Astrology Chart of Lunar Eclipse and Temple Pattern, Feb 2017In our current Lunar Eclipse temple pattern we have the planet Saturn occupying the steeple position. Saturn supports our ability to structure our reality with concrete ideas of time, rules, and the external support of all the hierarchical relationships and systems we take for granted.

Saturn’s position as the key to the temple pattern represents your ability to establish a new sense of reality, including a new understanding of what’s real within your current circumstances. In the big picture, Saturn’s position also signifies a co-creative aspect of humanity, in which humanity as a group has the opportunity to collectively decide what to make real and concrete within this great sea of energy we call life.

This idea of co-creating something real out of the “sea of energy” cannot be stressed enough. Modern physics is constantly reminding us that all of life is pure energy. The eclipse signature, with Saturn in the steeple position, is reminding us that what we think of as solid is actually pure energy and capable of transformation.

Within our world today, most people structure their connection to time and external systems of hierarchy and rules based on ideas of outer appearances, rather than their connection to the unseen structures of life and the energies beneath the outer surface of what’s seen. This attachment to external form is the shadow side of Saturn. This shadow shapes a world view devoid of Saturn’s most important role, which is to structure the hidden forces and energies that coalesce into the fabric of reality. This includes the reality that we experience as matter.

The Four Corners of a New Reality

We have discussed Saturn’s key role as the steeple of the temple pattern, but it is the other four corners that show us how to work with this pattern in more practical ways. The Sun, eclipsed Moon, Jupiter, and Uranus are the planets that occupy these four corners.

There is a great significance to the sequence of the pattern itself. Beyond the Sun and eclipsed Moon, the other three planets of the pattern, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus, are working together in their natural relationship within the Solar System in order to expand our perceptions of what’s possible.  It is Jupiter and Saturn that help us orient to the known world, and it is Uranus that takes life to the next level and gives each of us access to information, perspective, and understanding beyond what is usually thought of as “normal.”

At this point in our discussion, it is of paramount importance to remember that we are putting this in the larger context of the Lunar eclipse. Through the eclipse portal, Uranus is helping us to expand our conscious field of awareness beyond our solar system. In general we can speak of this as a new awareness of potentials, but that’s just another way of saying that you now have the real opportunity to understand your reality beyond previously held perceptions of “normal” time and space.

This new access will manifest in different ways. For some of you it may mean a new healthy perspective on larger possibilities emerging from conflicts, including current social challenges, and your ability to transcend polarizing events to which others around you may be reacting.

For others who are able to work directly with higher dimensions, the eclipse means that there is a real possibility to jump timelines, moving into an entirely new reality. The future is not set and depends on the co-creative participation of humanity as a whole.

The Jupiter Factor of Managing Expansion

Each Lunar eclipse brings a gift of a new type of awareness. The current eclipse brings a whole new level of optimism and opportunity to your life. Jupiter as a corner of the temple represents how we will manage our expansion and the new optimism.

In this case, you have access to a new type of optimism that is connected to a new inner strength. Both of these abilities will need to be nurtured and possibly even managed throughout the coming eclipse cycle.

This new optimism connects you with new awareness centered around how you decide to perceive what we call reality. This new type of optimism will be needed to accurately perceive the underlying energies that are no longer shackled to a future of control and lack. Remember, the future is not set and we all play a part in the world we decide to co-create.

The Sun’s Role as Teacher

With the Sun in Aquarius the theme of breaking away from the shadow of Saturn is definitely emphasized. Further,  the Sun’s position in the temple pattern suggests that self-discipline is a requirement for lasting progress to be made.

The idea of the Sun as a teacher is taken directly from the Sabian archetype of 23° Aquarius.

23° AQUARIUS — A BIG BEAR SITTING DOWN AND WAVING ALL ITS PAWS
THEME: DISCIPLESHIP
ARCHETYPE: The self-discipline which results from an intelligent development of individual faculties under proper training.
COMMENTARY: The soul is the true trainer. Powerful energies can be trained once the realization occurs of the value and power contained in self-discipline which comes directly from source. Training is only truly successful when self-discipline is learned.

The Uranus Factor of Freewill

While Saturn holds the key position to this astrology chart, it is Uranus that is activating the purpose of the pattern.  Uranus is currently known as the Ruler of Aquarius. It’s interesting to note that the ruler of Aquarius used to be Saturn before Uranus was discovered. This fact in itself represents the current shift in consciousness and our ability to transcend the limits of the reality we perceive in the physical world that Saturn supports.

At the most basic level, Saturn represents the structure of what we currently call reality. It is Uranus that provides the energy to release the constraints of time, and structures of hierarchy and rules from the bounds of normal reality. Uranus forces Saturn to shake lose any structure that vibrates at a substantially lower frequency. It doesn’t destroy Saturn, but it helps it to function more effectively in order to structure all the energies before they coalesce into a newly manifest form.

Uranus works directly with the existence of freewill, individuality, and the higher vibrations of the unseen world of energy,  including humanity as a whole. Uranus is personal in its need to breakaway toward freedom, and yet impersonal in its capacity to shake loose the shadow of Saturn and those realities that vibrate at a low frequency. We often experience the impersonal side of Uranus in terms of difficulty, so in this way we can simultaneously experience both inspiration and challenge from these dual processes of growth.

In our current state of world affairs, we see  many deliberate attempts to take away individual freewill. The shadow effects of Saturn are evident, for example, in the mass media streams of information and polarizing ideas from those who speak for us in an official capacity. When we step away, it’s easy to observe that it’s always one side against the other, a perpetual stream of conflict. Even more, you are told by the existing structures that your future depends on choosing a side!

In the big picture these attempts to polarize and divide ultimately take away your power and prohibit your ability to choose the more transcendent future that we as humanity are capable of co-creating. From a spiritual point of view, co-creation isn’t possible  when we allow someone else to control our options for choice. When we rely on official information outlets, for example, to frame our reality and control our access to information, then our freewill is lost within the external controlled narrative. This is the shadow side of Saturn, evident in a corrupt system that is about to be exposed and transformed.

This eclipse has the potential to forge a pathway away from external control by brute force and hidden agendas (the shadow of Saturn) and toward greater freedom (the force of Uranus).

The Eclipse Signature

This entire discussion has been leading up to the defining characteristics that set this eclipse apart from others. Through all of the factors within the Temple Pattern, this eclipse portal is activating an internal courage that allows you to practice at your own skill level the conscious use of Uranus energy. In short, you have the opportunity for accessing personal power that can enable you to literally change your future.

In the past, a majority of humanity has only been able to react unconsciously to the powerful energies of Uranus. This is true because Uranus operates at a such a high frequency; in the past it has been difficult for most people to consciously access these frequencies and so the actions of Uranus have mostly been in the unconscious and impersonal realms. The conscious use of Uranus occurs through the Moon, primarily because the Moon and Uranus resonate harmonically. In fact, the eight phases of the Lunar cycle derive their transformational meaning from Uranus.  This is just another way to express the significance of the expansion that is possible.

In the most practical way, you can use this new-found access to Uranus to consciously transform your life into the future self you want to be. This eclipse is providing you with the internal courage to sense new potential realities of information, new situations, and even new capacities for health that vibrate at a higher level. You’ll then be able to use this sense of new potential as a guide. You can think of this as receiving an enhanced guidance system that enables you to utilize Uranus and its freewill thinking in a personal way.

Our future is a co-creative process. True co-creation requires your ability to choose a future that is not controlled by the shadow elements of Saturn. To be truly holistic, the future must be both peaceful and compassionate, where freewill is honored.

With the help of this eclipse and our incredible temple pattern, you have the opportunity to step into a new level of co-creation with Source. Your entire future has the potential to change.

Summary

Each eclipse allows us to take a giant leap into something more encompassing. The current eclipse provides the opportunity to begin seeing the fabric of reality as more pliable and energetic, rather than fixed. Our individual power can be harnessed more easily when we are able to shake free the control of what others are telling us about the nature of our world.

From the expanded perspective that Uranus provides, along with the eclipse portal of new opportunity beyond “normal” space-time constraints, we are at the dawn of an era. This is an era in which participation in life and culture isn’t based on fear and control, but instead on a greater insight born of an internalized authority that’s free from external constraints, especially those that tell you what to think and how to live.

The eclipse energy brings a new awareness in the form of a perspective that’s not controlled by religion, the corporate media, politics or science. With this Full Moon, Spirit is unshackled by time, hierarchy, and rules that are designed to suppress your true nature. Humanity is experiencing a shift in consciousness. Your opportunity now is to begin accessing your personal power in new ways, and to take your part in co-creating a better future for all.

Happy Full Moon.

The Gift of Positive Outcome: Lunar Eclipse Astrology for Sept 2016

Article Window: Sept 16 – Sept 30
• The Full Moon is Friday, Sept 16, 12:05 PM PDT
• Sun is 25° Virgo, Moon is 25° Pisces
• Next New Moon: Sept 30
• Current New Moon Theme (Sept 1 to Sept 30): The Dawning of New Intuition

Our Lunar Eclipse delivers a Cosmic Gift that results in a new awareness, ability or insight that you can use for inspired action in your life. The cosmic gift is delivered through a portal that opens in the Zodiac at the exact moment of the Eclipse.

The Eclipse portal will remain open and active until the Moon returns to this location in the sky during the next lunar cycle. In the coming 4 weeks, while the portal is open, look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially through the nature of the Full Moon gift and whatever you have embraced or experienced during the current Lunar cycle. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.

Full Moon Eclipse Photo

The Gift of Positive Outcome: Lunar Eclipse Astrology for Sept 2016

Our Lunar Eclipse astrology for September 2016 is quite possibly the most dramatic astrological pattern I’ve seen in my entire lifetime. The significance of this pattern is amplified by the fact that it occurs during the second of two consecutive Lunar eclipses.

I would like to state from the outset that, despite what others may claim, this astrology chart doesn’t contain doom and gloom. What our astrology chart does contain is a significant pattern signifying the opportunity for a possible split from normal conscious perceptions. This would be a positive and good split. There is powerful opportunity in the days ahead.

Before I go into the details of the current chart I would like to describe what happened astrologically on August 24th, 2016. This date is significant as it relates to the initiation of a possible split in conscious perception and the ways in which reality is fundamentally understood.

The August 24th, 2016 Story

August 24th occurred only six days after the first Lunar eclipse. On this day, the planets Mars and Saturn made an exact conjunction with the Moon, creating positive alignments (trines) with Jupiter, Venus, and Mercury.

This Mars/Saturn conjunction occurred at 10° Sagittarius and set in motion a brand new type of energy. Specifically this is a new direction of growth within society that supports the opportunity to perceive a new and more positive direction for humanity.

The Sabian symbol for 10° Sagittarius suggests that a new  positive direction must be taken, one that is no longer based on fear, ambition, or greed. The Sabian also suggests that that if positive growth isn’t accepted, that it may be forced upon us as a dramatic result of amplified dysfunctions within society. On the other hand, it implies that expansion will come with ease if it’s experienced through participation as a collective cooperation.

The reason the Mars/Saturn conjunction is so important is that it prepares us for the current Lunar eclipse, with the opportunity for another dramatic and positive shift represented by Pluto’s energy in Capricorn.  Pluto’s position calls for the need to end the abuse of power and corruption of our political and financial systems. The Saturn/Mars conjunction provided a foundation and set us up for this positive shift that’s offered in Pluto’s energy signature.

To follow the significance of August 24th even further, I looked online through the top 55 mainstream news stories on August 24th. I discovered the following general breakdown of topics: 28% political corruption, 15% military invasions, 19% civil unrest and violence, 31% describing various discrepancies in world events where the facts don’t add up nor make sense, 2% natural disasters, and 5% positive news about the future.

Only 5% of the articles in the mainstream news that day offered any positive news, or expressed any hope or  opportunity for a positive outcome in current situations. The vast summation of the articles of the day presented a world-picture of doom and gloom, now and moving forward.

It’s important to understand that this preponderance of gloom and doom isn’t the only perspective. There is good news ahead.  A change in perspective is about to occur, especially when the power of the Lunar eclipse can be fully activated.

The Lunar Eclipse

Astrology Chart for Lunar Eclipse on Sept 16, 2016Moving forward from the significance of the August 24th conjunction, in order to better understand the power of this Lunar eclipse, we can look now at the pattern in the current astrology chart which is comprised of five T-squares. There is no other significant configuration. This is extremely rare and unusual.

T-squares force our consciousness to make fundamental shifts, especially in perspective and in our decision-making process. If a shift in perspective cannot be made, conflict and polarizing behaviors begin to occur. I believe the significance of this Lunar eclipse lies in the opportunity to make a positive shift in perspective. The strength of the formation indicates that this is not only a personal shift but planetary as well.

Remember, this eclipse is a worldwide event. The symbol of 10° Sagittarius  that I discussed earlier in the article suggests that growth will either be in cooperation through positive choice, or else the growth will be forced through energetic reactions to the overwhelming levels of corruption worldwide. Either way, growth occurs.  Both avenues of change will happen simultaneously. Change and positive growth will occur through those actions directed toward common good and service to others. It will also be forced upon us collectively as a response to unsustainable corruption and control, and those actions taken in service to self.

This Lunar eclipse is providing each of us the tools to see the positive elements within the overall direction of our planet. All of these changes and impulses toward collective good are what many speak of as  the growth process of Earth moving toward ascension.

This Lunar eclipse is all about making a collective shift toward a positive outcome, for individuals, the human family, and for the Earth as a whole.  The question to ask yourself on a personal level is how you will show up in your own life.  When you show up and choose alignment with the collective good, you will have the opportunity to expand by receiving a change in your personal perspective as well as your circumstances and life experience.

In terms of human culture, the eclipse most likely will result in a greater polarization within society.  Positive individuals will be in greater alignment with service to others, and they will draw those experiences to themselves. Those with self-serving or fear-based focus will be drawn to the more negative perspective and tend to gravitate toward those experiences.

We are experiencing another step toward a planetary shift in consciousness, with a clear separation from those who choose a negative perspective. For them the world will further polarize into conflict, corruption, and greed. For those who are able to shift their perspective and choose to align with a positive outcome, their personal experience and the world itself will become more positive.  From a planetary perspective, this process is preparation for what is sometimes referred to as Earth’s ascension.

In Summary

This dramatic Lunar eclipse is focused on providing a shift in your personal perspective and life experience. For those who choose to focus on positivity and the collective (greater) good, the eclipse will result in new perceptions that allow them to see the world and those around them in new ways. In practical terms, this eclipse will strengthen your ability to see the positive in the present moment, and simultaneously clearly discern and understand those who would choose to polarize into conflict.

This Full Moon provides a huge opportunity to turn the corner, strengthen your intuition, and support the positive changes that are coming to our world.

Happy Lunar Eclipse

The Dawning of New Intuition: New Moon Astrology Sept 1, 2016

The Dawning of New Intuition: New Moon Astrology Sept 1, 2016

Article Window: Sept 1 to Sept 30
• The New Moon is Sept 1, 2016  2:03am PDT
• Sun is 10° Virgo, Moon is 10° Virgo (Solar Eclipse)
• Next Full Moon is Sept 16, 2016 (Lunar Eclipse)
• New Moon Theme (Sept 1 to Sept 30):  The Dawning of New Intuition

Current Lunar Cycle

The New Moon releases a new wave of 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.

Night Sky with New Moon in Virgo.

Astrology Article: The Dawning of New Intuition

The New Moon astrology for this month is focused on new developments in your personal intuitive processes. These new intuitive abilities will enable your mind to operate at a higher frequency. It will be as if your mind has more processing power, especially around your capacity to simultaneously process and integrate both emotional and intellectual information.

These intuitive capacities of the New Moon are supporting the expansion of Higher Mind that’s available to each of us this month as a result of the August 18th Lunar Eclipse. (See previous article for more information on the Lunar Eclipse portal.)

To better understand this new connection to your intuition it is helpful to review the archetype of Virgo, an Earth sign ruled by Mercury. Virgo’s ability to intellectualize and analyze is commonly understood. What is not always represented in astrological literature is Virgo’s equally important emotional component. In addition to Virgo’s key intellectual perceptions, Virgo is also in constant emotional response to life’s circumstances.  Virgo uses these dual abilities of intellect and emotion to respond to life from a place of personal mastery.

As an Earth sign, Virgo can be very reactionary. This is one aspect of the emotional component of response. It’s through the use of the intellect that Virgo discriminates, balances the emotions, and makes sense of things that happen. Virgo’s ability to analyze the details, understanding the “why” of things, gives the ability to counteract a purely reactionary response to circumstances.

What’s important to take away from this discussion is that Virgo is both emotional and intellectual at the same time. It is Virgo’s mastery that helps us to integrate these two aspects of our being. It’s this ability to integrate the intellect with the emotions that leads to a mature response to life’s circumstances. In its highest form, Virgo leads to the development of personal character through the transcendent qualities of insight and understanding.

Putting this New Moon into a Virgo perspective will help you to fully understand the significance of this new boost to your intuition and your intuitive processes. In order for your intuition to function at peak capacity, it is necessary to be fully connected to your emotions in order to perceive the subtle psychic information available to you at all times. Your mind then needs the intellect to process, integrate, and conceptualize what was first perceived through your emotions.

It will be valuable this month to pay attention to the ways that Virgo’s reactionary responses appear. In immaturity, Virgo defaults to extremes, responding as either overly emotional or overly intellectual. When at the emotional extreme Virgo shuts down the intellect and reacts defensively without perspective. In the other extreme Virgo shuts down the emotions in favor of a purely intellectual response which leads to extreme attention to detail and analysis, removed from emotional connection.

Each of us can  recognize these patterns of imbalance in our own responses to life. The opportunity at this New Moon is to receive a new intuitive capacity that increases your ability to respond with maturity to life circumstances, specifically through the ability to integrate your emotional and intellectual perceptions at a higher level of understanding.

Astrology Pattern

New Moon Astrology Chart for Sept 1st, 2016The most dramatic aspect of this New Moon astrology chart is the stellium (large planetary grouping) in Virgo, directly opposed by Neptune. With four planets and the North Node all in Virgo this stellium clearly puts the emphasis of the New Moon on spiritual and intuitive development.

The conjunction of Jupiter and Mercury forms a significant aspect for intuitive expansion. When working harmoniously, this planetary pair forms a prime archetype of strong intuitive function. Most notable with the current conjunction is the fact that at the time of the New Moon Mercury has just barely moved into a new-phase relationship with Jupiter. As such, this formation signals a new period of development for everyone’s intuitive functionality.

The other dramatic aspect of the chart, once again emphasizing the elevated energies of Higher Mind, is the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon: Sabian at 10° VIRGO: TWO HEADS LOOKING OUT AND BEYOND THE SHADOWS.  The descriptive theme for this symbol is: “The Self-Transcending Activity of the Mind.”

Conclusion

This New Moon gives each of us access to the transcendent aspects of the powerful Virgo archetype. As you work with these principles in your own life over the coming days you can expect to experience increased intuition and integrated awareness in your reactions to life’s circumstances.

You’ll have stronger access to your innate emotional intelligence and you’ll also be able to use your intellect to put things into a larger perspective. The more you are able to actively work with these practices, the more you will learn about the intuitive approach to life, and experience the freedom that comes when your intellect and emotions work together in harmony.

New Levels of Mental Peak Performance: Lunar Eclipse Astrology Article Aug 2016

Article Window: Aug 18
• The Full Moon is Thursday, Aug 18, 2:26 AM PDT
• Sun is 26° Leo, Moon is 26° Aquarius
• Next New Moon: Sept 1
• Current New Moon Theme (Aug 2 – Sept 1): Self-expression and Spontaneous Activity

Our Lunar Eclipse delivers a Cosmic Gift that results in a new awareness, ability or insight that you can use for inspired action in your life. The cosmic gift is delivered through a portal that opens in the Zodiac at the exact moment of the Eclipse.

The Eclipse portal will remain open and active until the Moon returns to this location in the sky during the next lunar cycle. In the coming 4 weeks, while the portal is open, look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially through the nature of the Full Moon gift and whatever you have embraced or experienced during the current Lunar cycle. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.

Pre-Lunar Eclipse Photograph

Lunar Eclipse Astrology Article: New Levels of Mental Peak Performance

Our Lunar Eclipse astrology is providing you with new levels of mental clarity. This includes a more efficient way to process information and the ability to react to your circumstances with an increased sense of possibility. This will enable you to make decisions from a more expanded perspective than before.

Every Lunar Eclipse is unique, delivering something special and useful and available for you to use in your life. This Eclipse is no exception. With the Olympic games in full swing, we are collectively aware of the experience of peak performance within sporting events.  The energies that are being released at this Eclipse can be experienced as a kind of “peak performance” of the Mind.  What this Full Moon Eclipse provides is an avenue for accessing peak levels of mental efficiency, especially through the arena of mental clarity and expanded perspective.

With the Full Moon and in the days to come you can expect to experience an extra jolt of mental efficiency offering new gifts of mental awareness and perception. These abilities begin with the Full Moon and continue throughout the upcoming four weeks, until Sept. 14th when the Moon returns to 26° Aquarius and the Eclipse portal closes.

The Bigger Picture

The Universe is always providing opportunity for our growth at exactly the right time. Knowing that gifts and opportunities do come when the timing is right, the question I like to ask  is, “Why is the universe providing me with this gift of extra brain-power now, at this particular time?”

To find the answer it’s helpful to review the significance of the Lunar cycle. Each New Moon releases a wave of new energy that unfolds over the ensuing 28 days. It takes an entire Lunar month to integrate and master the new signature before we can call it our own.  Midway through the cycle, the Full Moon provides important context and insight into how we can use these energies in the bigger picture of our lives.

This month’s theme, beginning with the Leo New Moon on Aug 2, centers on the development of your self-expression, especially as it relates to what you know the be true, so that your actions can spontaneously reflect your alignment with your own expansion.

This month’s Full Moon expands this theme. It taps directly into the large realms of Virgo and Uranus for the purpose of buffering, or shielding, from the superficial meaning of simple data within your circumstances and experiences. What is important is the significance of events. In the weeks to come you will step into new abilities that enable you to discern the difference between appearance and significance.

The bigger picture involves you not reacting to any information or events until you have a better understanding of the larger context. In this way you don’t waste time and energy being non-productive or getting off-track.

To sum it up, this Eclipse opens a clear pathway to increased awareness and an ability for making good decisions and responding to circumstances through a new level of mental efficiency and clarity.

Astrology Pattern

Lunar Eclipse Astrology Chart for Aug 2016The qualities of increased mental performance are amplified by the powerful stellium of activity in Virgo (the north node, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury the ruler of Virgo).  While this stellium is significant on its own, it also forms key aspects to both Uranus and the eclipsed Full Moon.

Uranus is able to transcend everyday reality with glimpses of the big picture. The Full Moon in the air sign of Aquarius naturally gravitates to the bigger picture. The stellium in Virgo is able to put it all together and expands into understanding with a quality of ease (Jupiter in Virgo).

The deeper meaning of this pattern lies in accessing Virgo’s superpower of discrimination. This is Virgo’s special ability not to jump to the first conclusion to which the facts point. In this case, discrimination leads to your ability to discern what is real and significant within the context of the bigger picture.

While your immediate experience  may be a boost in memory and productivity, the real power of this Lunar Eclipse lies in your ability to harness this boost in order to see the bigger picture of your life and to allow the insight to expand into something larger.

Happy Lunar Eclipse,

Steven

Inspiration is Born as Personalized Purpose: Lunar Eclipse Astrology March 2016

Inspiration is Born as Personalized Purpose: Lunar Eclipse Astrology March 2016

Article Window: Mar 23 to Apr 7
• The Full Moon is Wed, Mar 23, 5:01 AM PST
• Sun is 4° Aries, Moon is 4° Libra
• Current New Moon Theme (Mar 8 thru Apr 7): New Information
• Next New Moon: Apr 7

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.

March 2016 Lunar Eclipse Photo

Lunar Eclipse Astrology Article: Inspiration is Born as Personalized Purpose

A Lunar Eclipse opens a portal that offers a unique activation stemming from the power of the Full Moon. The portal releases a special cosmic gift resulting in a new ability, or insight, you can use for inspired action in your life. The Eclipse portal will remain active until the Moon passes the through the eclipse location during the next Lunar cycle.

Our Lunar Eclipse astrology is packed with energies that directly reflect the undercurrents that are rippling beneath the surface of the status quo and world events. The uneasiness many of us are feeling is the result of larger forces converging and perhaps even coming to a tipping point. This week’s Lunar Eclipse is extremely beneficial during these uncertain times.

The last New Moon introduced “new information” capable of triggering a positive change. It set the stage, so to speak, for a greater receptivity to the positive energies being released during the Lunar Eclipse. In addition, this preparatory phase of the last two weeks was also very helpful in creating an energetic field that will sustain the Eclipse energies moving forward.

During the two weeks since the New Moon, part of the undercurrent that is being experienced is an element of dissatisfaction, or at the very least a better understanding of some of the world’s dysfunction. In a positive way this new awareness helps to fuel passion and activity for positive change moving forward.

Many of you may be able to correlate aspects of your personal struggles to the larger energy patterns that are currently being played out in our society. You can understand the way these larger elements in society and your personal circumstances are connected by paying attention to what’s currently triggering you. In other words, pay attention to what’s bugging you about the state of the world you live in and you’ll begin to understand the underlying correlations.

The Gift of the Eclipse

The Lunar Eclipse portal that opens on March 23rd and closes on April 20th contains hope and a new set of values capable of inspiring substantial change, or even the beginnings of a new type of society.

The gift of this Lunar Eclipse is the inspiration that brings like-minded people together to create a new type of society capable of providing prosperity and hope for everyone. It contains a new set of values that serve both the individual and the greater good, and will inspire people to work together for this common good.

This Eclipse gift of inspiration supports a coming together in a spirit of positive thinking with the potential for movement toward a more inclusive society, where lack and division aren’t empowered by an elitist power structure (the shadow element of Saturn.) Instead of elitist power structures, the Eclipse offers an active polarization toward the positive, especially as it relates to working together in service to others and humanity as a whole.

Astrology Pattern

Lunar Eclipse Astrology Chart for Mar 2016To better understand the special cosmic gift that’s being released during the Lunar Eclipse, let’s explore the significance of the Eclipse astrology pattern. The March 20th Spring Equinox at 1° Aries is a huge transition from the group energy of Pisces into a more individualized expression.

These new energies of Aries is capable of focusing all the positive energies of the collective (Pisces) into an individualized purpose and passion. Aries is full of passion looking for identity and purpose. The Eclipse harnesses that passion by it turning it into inspiration to be used for mobilizing your ability to function with a new quality of energy.

SABIAN Archetype

4° ARIES — TWO LOVERS STROLLING ON A SECLUDED WALK
THEME: Discovering Dynamic And Unresolved Polarization
4° LIBRA — AROUND A CAMPFIRE A GROUP OF YOUNG ADULTS CONNECT IN SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
THEME: Reception of Creative Inspiration

To look at the Eclipse more closely, the Sabian degree for the Sun at 4° Aries suggests that there is a definite separation between the positive and negative energies that are occurring. Coupled with the Sabian degree for the Moon at 4° Libra, there’s the possibility for experiencing a new level of inspiration that’s powerful enough to spark a new type of society where prosperity abounds within the common good for all.

Practical Eclipse Insights

The practical application of this Lunar Eclipse will enable you to connect in spirit with those who inspire you and those who share your vision for a new and better tomorrow. It is through this sharing of inspiriting ideas for a better world that Eclipse synergies come alive, creating passion and activity. It’s also this shared vision that energizes your personalized purpose for the greater good.

These Lunar energies will combine nicely with your own particular life passion. In this way, the positive manner in which you receive this Eclipse gift can be fully experienced as you respond creatively with your own passion and purpose, and receive the inspiration you need to move forward in a positive way during these uncertain times.

Experience the Initiation of New Information: New Moon Astrology Mar 2016

Experience the Initiation of New Information: New Moon Astrology Mar 2016

  • Article Window: Mar 8 to Apr 7
  • The New Moon is March 8, 2016  5:54pm PST (Solar Eclipse)
  • Sun is 19° Pisces, Moon is 19° Pisces
  • New Moon Theme (Mar 8 to Apr 7): New Information
  • Next Full Moon is March 23, 2016 (Lunar Eclipse)

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.

A Solar Eclipse emphasizes the power supporting the upcoming Lunar Eclipse by focusing solar energy (individual purpose and function) in preparation for an influx of growth and cosmic help from beyond the solar system.

New Moon Photo Through Trees

Astrology Article: Experience the Initiation of New Information

The New Moon astrology for this month helps us prepare for the extremely powerful Lunar Eclipse that will occur on March 23rd. During this entire Lunar month there will be a continuous release of new cosmic information. This new information will support your ability to work with others more effectively as you move your life in a positive direction.

We each need a practical way to integrate and understand how to incorporate this New Moon energy into our current circumstances. Without some necessary context the meaning of your personal message could be obscured and perhaps even distorted.

First, it’s important to understand that the purpose of this New Moon information is to prepare the way for a growth spurt with new insights. I also want emphasize that this growth will be a month-long process. It will unfold over time, so as not to overwhelm and to help each of us to better connect with the opportunities.

New Moon Astrology Chart March 2016The critical alignment occurring this month will happen during the Lunar Eclipse on the 23rd. This week’s New Moon prepares the overall energy field for the coming Lunar Eclipse by providing a type of pre-initiation. The new information that is being delivered with the New Moon  will provide you with an inspired direction, focus, and the necessary intensity to take action  and make a REAL difference.

In two weeks the Lunar Eclipse will reveal the significance of what the New Moon has initiated by delivering a new cosmic gift.

The practicality of this New Moon lies in the understanding that your intentions need to include being receptive to receiving new insights that will inspire your direction in life. Even if you’re already headed in the right direction, you can still receive new clarity and confirmation to focus your purpose and your actions. In addition, activities that in the past have seemed insignificant may suddenly take on new or deeper meaning.

Through this process the entire energy field of the Earth is shifting in a positive direction. This includes the frequencies of your own personal energy field. Because of this expansion some of you will experience a new level of intensity in your life. This may be disconcerting, especially because intensity can occur in so many different forms, but rest assured that it is both positive and necessary in order for you and all of humanity to move forward in a mutually beneficial way. Be patient with yourself and others and realize that we are all in this together.

In summary, each of us will be receiving new information and insights in preparation for gifts we’ll receive at the Lunar Eclipse later this month. Here are some practical ways that you can approach the New Moon:

  • Be consciously receptive to new insights.
  • Prepare for positive changes, synchronicities and/or affirmations that indicate that you’re headed in the right direction.
  • Allow the deeper meaning of life’s activities to become more significant and meaningful.
  • The significance of new information or insights you receive between now and the Full Moon may not be apparent until later in the Lunar month.
  • Expect the intensity of life to increase without judgment and without fear.

I’m personally expecting an incredible Lunar month. My mind-set moving forward is to expect the unexpected, to be open to an increased intensity, and to understand that life often unfolds in new ways after receiving new information and insight.

Happy New Moon and blessings to all my friends.

Stepping into a New Dimension: Lunar Eclipse Astrology Sept, 2015

Stepping into a New Dimension: Lunar Eclipse Astrology Sept, 2015

Article Window: Sept 27 to Oct 27
• The Full Moon Eclipse is Sunday, Sept 27, 7:50 PM PDT
• Sun is 5° Libra, Moon is 5° Aries
• Current New Moon Theme (Sept 11 thru Oct 11): Expansion of Life-Force
• Next New Moon: Oct 12
• Next Full Moon: Oct 27

Current Lunar Cycle

A Lunar Eclipse opens a portal that offers a unique activation stemming from the power of the Full Moon.  The portal releases a special cosmic gift resulting in a new ability you can use for inspired action in your life.

The Eclipse portal will remain open until October 25.

Full Moon Partial Eclipse

Full Moon Astrology Article: Stepping into a New Dimension

This Lunar Eclipse brings a remarkable and potentially life-changing opportunity. With this astrology chart I see us literally being offered the opportunity to step into a new dimension, or frequency, of life.

This opportunity is delivered through a complex energy pattern offering two complementary and distinct processes for growth.

Two Distinct Patterns for Expansion

Lunar-Eclipse-Chart-Sept-2015The two simultaneous patterns that are supporting the expansion are very different and equally powerful. You can see the patterns illustrated in the chart as T-squares (triangles). One is ruled by Saturn, and also involves Neptune, Jupiter and Mars. The other involving the Sun and Moon is ruled by Pluto. Both configurations support transformation but in very different ways.

The pattern ruled by Saturn involves transformation through your current relationships, social structure and life circumstances. The pattern ruled by Pluto involves transformation from within. The Pluto configuration is purely internal, not dependent on external circumstances or relationships.

Both patterns are of value. There’s not a right or wrong path but most likely one process will resonate more than the other. It’s important to note your own preferences and also to be aware that both processes will be operating simultaneously in your life.

Transformation through Relationships

The pattern ruled by Saturn supports transformation through your current life and existing experiences and relationships. Neptune adds a complex element because while Saturn is concrete and practical, Neptune is abstract and more spiritual than practical. Neptune is all about dissolving patterns, letting go, and ushering in a new matrix for operating at a higher level.

In this case they are working together, along with Mars and Jupiter, to further practical goals. At the same time there is also a natural support for letting go which allows the moving forward. This letting go is the Neptune aspect, transforming the old and releasing whatever is unnecessary.

What is being perpetuated and carried forward are the ideals rooted in the current patterns of your life. At the same time, whatever is limiting is being dissolved.

This is not an easy configuration. The simultaneous actions of Saturn and Neptune can feel confusing. In the coming days it might be hard to know what needs to be released and what needs to be preserved. You can trust that these are important questions that need to be resolved, and part of the opportunity of this process.

Transformation from Within

The T-square pattern ruled by Pluto doesn’t care about current circumstances, or the past or future. It’s not attached to the existing structure of your life. Indeed, it doesn’t care about ‘preserving’ anything.

This pattern is about creating something brand new. It is only concerned with the transformation that comes about from a new factor or opportunity that is being introduced with this Eclipse. You will experience this transformation internally, rather than through your circumstances.

The Aries Full Moon in the configuration of the T-square with Pluto, emphasizes that this pattern of transformation is more personal and individual. Aries lends an infusion of power and creative vitality, along with the inspiration to create something brand new.

The opportunity for transformation is emphasized by the Sabian symbol for 5 degrees Aries, which is “Wings,” and “A New Dimension Offering Transcendence.” This symbol describes the energy signature of the portal which opens at this location in the zodiac.

Extra Support for the Challenge

The challenge with the complexity of this chart is that these two concepts have to be able to work together in order for you to fully experience success or positive growth.

Although both patterns can result in positive growth, the reality is that they are very different. Since both will be happening simultaneously, the result can feel confusing or even chaotic.

Support to balance the conflicting patterns comes from the North Node which is conjunct the Sun and Mercury. This is a very positive formation that supports your ability to come to alignment with the bigger potentials.

The North Node formation appears as a type of polarization that will help you illuminate and clarify extremes and opposites. For example, you will have clear perceptions of the extremes of where you are now, and where you want to go.

From the North Node you can also access clarity to understand the challenges or contradictions within the seemingly conflicting patterns that might otherwise feel chaotic.

Conclusion

Lunar Eclipses always offer the opportunity for a quantum leap forward. You can make enormous strides in the coming days, especially if you can be patient with any accompanying intensity you may experience.

This Eclipse brings the experience of a “new dimension” into reality in a variety of ways. The “new dimension” can be reached through engagement in your relationships and circumstances, or through internal transformation, or a through a combination of both. The choice is up to you as you follow your own best path.

Through my experience with clients I understand that many people will feel drawn to one of these processes more than the other. Your preference is determined by your personal astrological patterns. Remember, neither approach is good or bad, it’s just that you have a natural constitutional comfort level with one or the other.

What’s importance to realize is that this Lunar Eclipse Portal is transmitting to each person the blueprint of a new dimension. This is a special event that you can use to grow, change, and transform into a more expanded version of You.

By being aware of both of these patterns you can hopefully more easily navigate the opportunities as well as whatever challenges or confusion results.

This is a month of unprecedented opportunity. I wish you well.

Expanding Through the Vitality of Life-Force: New Moon Sept 2015

Expanding Through the Vitality of Life-Force: New Moon Sept 2015

  • Article Window: Sept 12 to Oct 11
  • The New Moon is Saturday, Sept 12, 11:41 PM PDT
  • Sun is 21° Virgo, Moon is 21° Virgo
  • New Moon Solar Eclipse Theme (Sept 12 to Oct 11): The Expansion of Your Life Force
  • The next Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is Sunday, Sept 27.

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.

New Moon Astrology by Seattle Astrology and Steven Shroyer

Astrology Article: Expanding Through the Vitality of Life-Force

This month’s New Moon in Virgo is supported by a strong astrological pattern with a powerful energizing effect to support positive changes in your life. This month your expansion will come as you learn new mastery of your life force. The biggest opportunity for practicing this new mastery is through your ability to integrate and expand through personal relationships and combined group efforts.

Improving and refining are two things Virgo excels at. A third aspect of Virgo excellence is finding meaning through your work. This is effort or work that expands your life force and activates an emotional response that supports you working toward a greater purpose. There’s the potential to expand into a new sense of personal fulfillment, as you align with greater purpose to your own dharma.

Your work or participation in a group project or endeavor will support your growth, especially if this feeling of greater purpose is infused with your personal vitality and life-force. These group endeavors may include any activity, such as a sport, a business team, or a personal relationship.

One key to successfully linking your life-force to your team is through the technique of training and discipline. Mastery over your own chi is the result of training. Bringing new awareness to the discipline of mastering your life-force is commonly learned through participation in traditional sports teams, as well as activities such as Chi Gong, martial arts, yoga, hiking, and golf. This list is by no means exhaustive.

It’s important that this type of physical mastery is tied to a larger purpose, otherwise the shadow aspect of ego can rule over the physical plane, resulting in various forms of arrogance.

Mastering your life force in creative ways does not necessarily come naturally. We all have the capacity to successfully channel life-force into our endeavors, but excellence in the physical requires both time and skill to fully develop. Virgo excels at both training and discipline, which requires emotional commitment. This is especially true with Jupiter in such a strong astrological position.

With Venus balsamic to Mars, this can also be a good time for relationships that are in need of improvement. The key for relationships with this Moon is to find a greater combined purpose through the linking of your personal vitality with others. When you connect this way you will access the energy that is needed to transform your relationships in a positive way.

Astrology Pattern

New Moon Astrology Chart for Sept 2015There is a balsamic Venus conjunct Mars in the zodiac sign of Leo. This planetary configuration supports relationships through the natural process of transformation. This process could mean a natural ending for some relationships, however most relationships will simply let go of old patterns as they prepare to embrace new and stronger values that connect and promote growth together.

Jupiter in Virgo opposite Neptune supports awareness of the magnitude of energy available, as well as insight into techniques for managing your life-force for personal expansion.

With the New Moon conjunct the Moon’s North Node, developing a new life skill that enhances your own fulfillment is a real possibility. This North Node position is an indicator of the greater importance this New Moon can play in the bigger picture of your life.

The support for expansion through training and discipline comes from a combination of factors, including natural support from Virgo, emphasis from North Node, and the expansion of both awareness and management from the Jupiter configuration.

The Solar Eclipse

When the Moon passes directly between Earth and the Sun we experience a solar eclipse. At this moment in time, the new lunar cycle is infused with a boost of additional Solar purpose, which offers extra support to the potentials of the New Moon. This extra support also sets the stage for the upcoming lunar eclipse on Sept 27.

This month’s additional solar purpose (at the solar eclipse) expands your life experience to become more authentic. More in alignment with who you really are and with your purpose. This enables you to transmit this experience into something useful through the skillful use of your life-force. In other words, this solar eclipse is preparing you for expanding your awareness into a more pure form of “being-ness.” All of these potentials will be explored further in the upcoming Lunar Eclipse article.

The opportunities this month, including the upcoming Lunar Eclipse, are uniquely positioned to take your life to the next level. Have a fantastic lunar month.