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

Last Quarter Moon Astrology Aug 28 to Sept 5

  • The New Moon was August 4 – This month’s theme is “Expressing Your Creativity”
  • The Last Quarter Moon is Wednesday, Aug 28 at 2:35 am PDT
  • Sun is 6° Virgo, Moon is 6° Gemini
  • Next New Moon is Thurs, Sept 5
  • Sun entered Virgo on Thurs, Aug 22
  • Fall Equinox is Sun, Sept 22

Last Quarter Moon Bodhi Prana Tree

Current Lunar Cycle

The Last Quarter Moon supports integration as well as letting go, especially in terms of the gifts and lessons you have received in the last 3 weeks. What new awareness will you carry forward? What old beliefs and habits will you release? Your decisions and actions this week will help you to prepare for the manifesting wave that arrives with next week’s New Moon.

Going Deeper with Venus and Mars

This week’s astrology offers a special opportunity to connect with your inner vitality and creativity, and at the same time release old habits of identifying with external circumstances.

August Last Quarter Moon 2013The relationship between Venus and Mars is the keynote of this week’s chart . These planets are normally complementary, however this week they are out of sync. Their relationship this week will raise circumstances of contrast and conflict that require you to go within. This is because internally, they are still working in harmony. It’s only in the external world that they are seemingly in conflict.

A Summary of the Contrast

  • Venus is giving us the urge to sustain ourselves through the value of relaxing.
  • Mars is contradicting this urge through the desire for action by rushing into new situations.

These two contrasting forces will require you to make a choice. The decision you face this week may be a choice to let go of some deeply needed relaxation in order to pursue a great opportunity. On the other hand, perhaps you will be called to let go of activity and over-extension in order to rest up and recharge.

Either way, this decision represents the opportunity to choose from within – to re-sync these two ways of being at a deeper level within yourself. The opportunity of Venus is for self care and honoring your limitations. The opportunity of Mars is to release patterns of over-extension and to work with more subtle form of energy that come from within.

Going Within

Deep inside, your vital energies, your chi or prana, are active and waiting for an opportunity to be creatively expressed. During this coming week, Venus and Mars may be conflicting externally, but they will sync and work together at the deeper levels of your being.

It’s often mistakenly thought that vital life force can only be accessed through crisis, or unconsciously in life and death situations. Some have also learned to access it intentionally during deep meditation or possibly through an intense yoga practice.

It is time to let go of these limiting ideas. It’s time to learn to consciously access our inner life force. Your vital chi is inseparable from your creativity, and what enables you to revitalize and regenerate. When you learn to operate from within you can merge self care with creative activity in the world.

This week you have a special opportunity to practice this skill, by using your vital life force for your own creative expression.

In Closing

It is our deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you. Thank you again for your participation in The Lunar Matrix community.

Have a wonderful week,
Steven and Elizabeth,
The Matrix Team

Cosmic Update – Full Moon Astrology Aug 20 to 28

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.

Choosing Your Path: A Clear Creative Choice

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

Recently, I had someone ask me why they are feeling so heavy and uninspired if there is so much creative energy available for us to tap into this month. The answer to this question is embedded in the Full Moon astrology chart, which clearly expresses this experience of contrast. There is still an abundance of creative energy available. At the same time, there is also a pattern of stability and integration. This stability, if we resist it, can feel like a thick layer of density and heaviness.

In the coming days, especially this week leading up to next week’s Last Quarter Moon, we are faced with one of two paths. On the one hand there is expansion, creativity, and inner freedom. On the other hand there is security, integration, and stability. The contrast is clear, and from the chart it appears that many of us will be predominantly in one or another of these patterns.

The Astrology Kite and the Grand Square

Full Moon Astrology Chart Aug 2013There are two contrasting experiences available this week. The Astrology Kite brings an experience of creative expansion, an inspired sense of destiny, and feeling of moving forward with inner freedom. At the same time the Grand Square, with a powerful Moon/Neptune conjunction opposite a Sun/Mercury conjunction, brings feelings of stability and the opportunity for integration. The sense of life without change will be very comfortable.

Both of the forms hold a shadow, or uncomfortable side. The Kite’s expansion can be unpredictable and lead to stress and instability. The Grand Square’s security can lead to heaviness and a feeling of density. Neither is “good” or “bad.” These are simply the normal patterns of depletion within the form.

Each of us will be making a choice (whether conscious or unconscious) at the Full Moon. The pattern with which we align will highly impact the two weeks to follow. We are choosing between aligning ourselves with either the Expansion of the Kite or the Stability of the Grand Square. Some will make this choice consciously, while others will be making this choice unconsciously, completely unaware they are even making a choice.

Making a Wise Choice and Living in Trust

Don’t automatically jump to the conclusion that there is only one good or correct choice to make. You can trust that both scenarios hold opportunities. In once sense, you may already know from your experiences of the past several days which of these patterns is most ideal for you right now.

If you are recovering from an illness, or traversing a difficult life circumstance, perhaps choosing stability, integration, and security (the Grand Square) is a wise choice. If this is your choice it’s prudent to remember that a certain level of uninspiring heaviness may be part of this package deal.

If creative expansion, inner freedom, and a chance for destiny to reveal itself is first on your list, then by all means make this (the Kite) your conscious choice. Just remember that this choice comes with rapid expansion, uncertainty, an element of stress, and possibly unpredictable outcomes.

Whatever path you choose this Full Moon, choose it with conscious intention. If you’re unclear about the most beneficial form then simply hold the clear intention to align with the highest and best of your own potentials. Your Inner Being and Source will respond!

Cosmic Update: Aug 14 to Aug 20

Weekly Cosmic Update – Aug 14 to Aug 20

First Quarter Moon

The First Quarter Moon provides the opportunity to take actions that put you in alignment with your intentions for the future. Last week’s New Moon released a wave of creative potential. Circumstances this week may create tension or a possible “crisis” in order to allow you to shift direction and come into alignment with the new potentials. Right action and good decisions will keep your momentum on track.

This Week’s Astrology – “Asserting Your Creativity”

This week there is an abundance of creativity, which is inspiring us and supplying us with new ideas. The First Quarter Moon is supporting your natural assertiveness to take charge of the creative energies available this week. With so many new possibilities and directions to pursue, the challenge in the coming days is in choosing among the options and then taking action.

The amount of creativity may be overwhelming. In this case, it may be easiest just to do nothing resulting in procrastination. Or, it may seem like what you really want to do is out of reach resulting in discouragement. Either way, the opportunity for you this week is to move through your own patterns of overwhelment. Use your assertiveness to move through inertia, or to creatively pursue new options where perhaps they didn’t exist before.

As you work with the natural assertive energies available this week it’s important to note the differences between assertiveness and aggressiveness. In the context of creativity, aggressiveness is when your personal expression is at someone else’s expense. Assertive creativity, on the other hand, is when you act for the good of all by using your willpower to push through any barriers which are holding you back.

Your potential for creative success is infinite. The key in moving forward this week is in using the extra boost of assertive energy to make it happen.

A Message of Unity from Your Higher Self

Special Edition: There is a very unusual astrological configuration with the New Moon. This article was written for the Lunar Matrix website.  I’ve decided to share it with everyone at Seattle Astrology.

New Moon – Monday, March 11, at 12:51 pm

New Moon
Sun in Pisces
Moon in Pisces
Lunar Phase in New

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  • Sun and Moon are 22 degrees Pisces
  • First Quarter Moon Tues, Mar 19, 10:27 am
  • Sun enters Aries Wed, Mar 20, 4:02 am
  • Spring Equinox is Wed, Mar 20

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Lunar Summary

Captain of the Moon

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

This week’s New Moon is unusual and powerful. We are experiencing a special activation of cosmic purpose and unity. You’ll experience this activation in a personal way, at a deep and intuitive level. Although there is a tendency now to overwhelment, especially because of the “bigness” of the energies, if you’re able to access appreciation and bring your attention to the present moment, you can receive messages from your Higher Self.

It’s important this week to use simple awareness to avoid the frustration that comes with being overwhelmed or distracted. Bring your attention back to the moment, feel eagerness and creativity, and you will receive messages. They will come in the form of synchronicities, big or small. When they occur, look and feel beneath the circumstance and you’ll experience your connection to something larger. This is your Higher Self calling you forward.

What is being initiated this week is a new level of cosmic awareness and unity consciousness. Simple actions that follow inspiration will put you alignment with the expansive potentials of what is being born.

Weekly Astrology Guide – “A Message of Unity from Your Higher Self”

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

With each New Moon there is always the opportunity to build on the potentials of the previous cycle. The previous New Moon on Feb 9th released an enormous wave of energy designed as a catalyst for change. The current New Moon is building on so much potential it is no wonder many of you are feeling the special nature of this coming week. Others of you may just plain feel overwhelmed. Either way, there’s good news just ahead.

This New Moon is special, indeed. In fact, there is a once-in-a-lifetime astrological pattern that supports this building of energies and offers a new impulse for personal expansion. Even those of you who aren’t astrologers will find it interesting to look at the New Moon chart included here. Before we discuss the specifics of the New Moon, I would like to take a moment to explain this rare and unusual cosmic pattern.

A Rare Opportunity

March 11th New Moon 2013This week the Sun and the 4 inner-most planets (Mercury, Venus, Moon, and Mars) are grouped together in the constellation of Pisces and sandwiched between two powerful outer planets, Uranus and Neptune. This grouping of inner planets (a stellium) indicates the opportunity for a powerful personal experience that leads to action. Uranus offers the opportunity to pierce the veil of limited reality, while Neptune dissolves ancestral boundaries and establishes a new order of harmony. In the middle of this pattern, the New Moon (Sun and Moon conjunct) activates the stellium and the Uranus/Neptune connection. Overall, this signifies the initiation of a new creative impulse within each of us to move beyond separateness to new levels of planetary harmony.

It’s also important to understand that this week’s New Moon constellation reactivates the recent Uranus/Neptune conjunction, back in 1993, which began a new cycle of planetary unity on the planet. Every 170 years Neptune and Uranus come together. When this happens the cycle always offers a new possibility. 20 years ago the conjunction initiated a new period of unity that moved beyond separateness into realizing the reality of harmony and unity on the planet in a never-before established manner.

This earlier conjunction is an important part of the current story, considering that this week’s New Moon re-visits and re-activates this impulse and brings it to a new level. Significantly, this current impulse is especially for individual expression. That is, the potential for unity consciousness will be felt and expressed by individual people in a way that hasn’t happened before.

What is Hidden beneath the Surface

The month of Pisces often involves a certain amount of confusing energies. Pisces is vast, connecting the individual to the home of global humanity. While it’s inspiring it’s also too big to grasp in entirety.

Pisces is also about completion. As the final Zodiac sign, we are integrating everything that unfolded in the previous cycle and preparing for the birth of the new cycle that begins with Aries at next week’s Spring Equinox. Mixed in with all of the new birth and potential we are feeling, there is also some necessary disintegration and letting go.

Pisces is about feeling the vastness of the larger realms and then going within and feeling our connection. In other words, it’s about focusing our own energies to personalize the bigness of what we’re experiencing.

Imagine a person living on an island within a larger group of islands. As they look out over the ocean at the other islands they can feel separated and alone, or they can feel connected by the ocean that supports them, through an island federation supported by a rich fishing trade and the waterway of transportation connecting all the islands together. It a matter of perspective.

The personal connection to the big picture can easily be missed by focusing on the vastness of the ocean. In this regard, Pisces represents a hidden opportunity or message, obscured by its immediate outward appearance.

This Week’s Message of Inspiration

The basic message of this New Moon is that there is powerful inspiration available to you. This is a unique and personal message, coming directly from your Higher Self, a message of inspiration that you can understand only by going within and accessing your inner guidance.

The opportunity of this New Moon is also subtle and somewhat hidden. The personal message could easily be lost in the “bigness” of Pisces. In order to access your personal connection to the message of inspiration you must go beneath the outer appearance of circumstances and connect to your own bigger picture.

An example may help point this aspect out more clearly. Consider a man blowing a bugle to announce an event. Its sound is piercing to the core. But as dramatic and penetrating as the bugle sound is, the real message is not about the sound itself. The man blowing the bugle is summoning those who can hear into participation and action. The deeper and hidden meaning in the bugle’s message is its call to action.

The New Moon “bugle call” is a special opportunity this week to receive a message which will inspire you to move forward in your life. The action you take may be simple, but it will put you in alignment with the larger momentum of change. Only you can intuit the hidden inspiration. This special message will vary greatly from person to person, but you have the opportunity to use it to mobilize your own creative energies to support a new harmony and unity in the world.

This New Moon directly supports the bigger picture of planetary Unity, especially connected to what was started at the 1993 Uranus/Neptune conjunction. Moving forward you have the opportunity to participate in this time of planetary change in your own inspired way.

 

Manifesting with the Pisces Moon

This New Moon is unusual, in that the manifesting energies are throughout the coming week rather than just in the hours surrounding the New Moon. Hold the focus of the following intentions as you go about the coming days leading up to next week’s Spring Equinox.

  • Allow the letting go of what has already served it purpose. As you release the past, you can allow the present to unfold, even if it is in unexpected ways.
  • Hold the big picture in the potency of the moment.
  • Feel the bigness of your connection to the unity of humanity. Set your intention to support the future and what will benefit the highest good for you and the world.
  • Allow yourself to be inspired by what’s coming next. Feel the coming birth of new hope, and what will emerge as new life in the next cycle.
  • Listen, look, and feel for messages from your Higher Self. Pay attention to synchronicities and the personal message beneath the outer circumstance.
  • Take simple actions this week from the inspiration of what you feel.

Many Blessing,
Steven Shroyer

Claiming Your Life Instead of Reacting to Chaos

Full Moon Lunar PhaseSun in 8 Aquarius
Moon in 8 Leo
Lunar phase is Full
Full Moon Jan 26th, 8:38p Pacific

The Full Moon energies are supporting a shift toward embracing a new level of “claiming” your life experience, instead of reacting to circumstances that don’t seem to fit into your life plan. The realization that “creative response” can be used as a replacement to reaction has been building in our consciousness since the last New Moon.

The recent New Moon was focused on a new capacity for inner strength as we expand into new ways of overcoming internal resistance toward “doing the right thing.” This right thing is of course, specific to your personal life and circumstances. But one thing is clear, doing the right thing often produces unforeseen consequences and may even perhaps lead to a new level chaos in you life as new potentials emerge.

Our current Full Moon holds a new opportunity which directly addresses the consequences of how you have been handling the events and circumstances in your life during the last two weeks.

Let’s consider three possible outcomes which could have transpired as a result of how you approached your recent life circumstances and synchronicities calling for your attention.

  1. The first possible outcome is that you were faced with the opportunity to act, but didn’t. This very likely did, or will, create some additional feeling of chaos or problems, as the unresolved circumstances are waiting your attention.
  2. The second possibility is that you claimed your power and did the right thing, but doing the right created a secondary problem or related event.
  3. The third possibility is that you took care of business and your life has improved, with every aspect of your life running more smoothly than ever.

Regardless of which of the three outcomes you may have encountered, this Full Moon carries with it a powerful opportunity for you to move forward, even if you are carrying old or “unfinished business.”

This new opportunity we will explore is called “authentic living.”

You Live in a Compassionate Universe

January Full Moon ChartThe Universe is compassionate and loving. It doesn’t give you just one chance to make things right, with the result ended in failure or success. You have as many chances as you need in life, or even future lives. The old dualistic idea that life is only a choice between good and evil is now moving out of our reality. This subversive idea is rooted in fear and designed to create feelings of vulnerability. It makes us feel powerless against the inevitable challenges in life.

In contrast, the compassionate Universe offers you a new source of power and a fresh start in every moment to handle these old challenges.

The compassionate Universe presents a bigger picture. This larger view says that life, growth, and transformation is a process. Each of us has a unique path in a compassionate world of changing opportunity and unlimited chances to “get it right.” You will grow at whatever pace suits your desire and destiny for becoming more that you currently are. You will receive as many chances and opportunities as you need for success and personal transformation.

Having discussed the compassionate nature of the Universe, I feel it is important to relate it to our current Full Moon opportunity. Regardless of the choices you have made in the past, or the current level of disorder or chaos in your life circumstances, the Full Moon is providing a clear solution for moving forward in your life.

This solution is based on the realization that your ability to make new decisions rests solely on your ability to address old challenges with fresh creative ideas from a new source of inspiration. This ability is what I am calling “Authentic Living.”

The Challenge of Authentic Living – Claiming Your Power

Living a life of authenticity requires you to move forward based who you are, and not on what’s popular, easy, or acceptable to friends and family. The challenge of authentic living is that it’s often inconvenient in a world which judges your life based on national averages and consensus thinking. We are conditioned from our first schooling experiences that “fitting in” is a basic necessity of survival.

So, how do you live authentically in a world that doesn’t support unique thinking unless it is fashionable?

This Full Moon is about expressing yourself in new ways which reflect how you feel about your future success in the world. Your new ideas of success are flowing from visions of a new world, just beginning to form in your consciousness. This new vision of the world supports relationships which feel genuine and are aligned inclusiveness and unique expression. This is a world void of judgment and “average-ness.”

The qualities needed for this new level of expression and vision stem from both inner strength and the resolve to make the necessary shifts in your life toward what inspires you. As you may recall, these were the basic Lunar themes of the past two weeks.

Authentic Living is a Creative Process

Two types of creativity exist. There is creativity which flows as a personal expression of your individual identity. This creativity flows like a river of light, up from the Earth, through you and out to the world. This is your individual creative power.

There is a second type of creativity, related to larger group consciousness. Instead of flowing from your personal connection to earth, up and out, this creative light flows from above. This creative light from above flows from the collective imagination, and higher realms of awareness. When you access this energy you are tapped into creativity that’s larger than yourself. It flows down through you, and out to the world. This is the creative power of the collective.

Authentic living unlocks the power of this new creative process. Esoteric astrology offers the keys to understanding these new forms of creativity.

This realization that creative power can flow from higher to lower is anchored in the symbolism of the zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. As water flows it descends. Imagine this flowing creative light can produce power in the same way a hydro-electric plant harnesses the power of water, flowing from a higher to a lower source.

Descending power is a group endeavor. In order to express this new higher form of authenticity you need the feeling of personal success, however you also need the feeling of supporting the success of others.

This type of authenticity is more than just being personally genuine. It’s also being genuine in how you participate in the energies of the creative collective. This power from above, descending power, flows from the collective and becomes focused in the world through individual expression. Then it becomes available for the benefit of all.

As creative inspiration flows from above and is freely offered to the world, inspiring new inventions, new skills, and new ways of living, it is also a spiritual process. Thus, Authentic Living is also a spiritual practice.

Authenticity is also a Social Process

Full Moon Circle

Understanding your new access to creative power, you have the ability now to uniquely express your life purpose at a new level, expressing both your own individuality as well as your embodiment of the larger whole.

When you claim your authenticity and bring your ideas into form, you become a channel for a new form of creative power which is spiritual and allows to participate in a larger reality. In practical terms being authentic means embodying your creative power, your creative insight, and your unique expression of what it means to be human.

It’s important to give back to humanity your own genius and access to creative ideas. In order to participate at this higher level, you must share your new connection to creative power with your circle of friends, family, and sphere of influence your “Authentic Self.”

Ideas for a Full Moon Circle

Your Full Moon opportunity this month can be maximized by creating a Full Moon circle.

At some point after the Full Moon on Saturday at 8:38p (Pacific), ideally within 48 hours, get together with at least one other person, creating a container or circle. Sit with the intention of receiving the creative flow from the power of the Full Moon.

Living authentically now, in this moment, means to draw from the power of inspiration and to express your creative connection to the realm of humanity in which group ideas are formed.

  • Sit with at least one other person and acknowledge the power of the moment and the creative potential for authentic ideas.
  • Use spontaneity and creativity to share ideas back and forth, or through the circle.
  • Let your ideas flow like a refreshing rain from above. Imagine a waterfall of light pouring through you.
  • Use your imagination to picture and vision a better future for you and the world.
  • Allow your ideas to trigger new possible directions or choices in your life that you haven’t even yet considered.
  • Share your own experience of power as it flows from the collective through you.
  • Feel the creative power of your Ideas.

In the coming days, respond to your new creative awareness. Express your new ideas, share them, live them, Be them. Feel your own authenticity from a new perspective.

A Graceful Inner Strength

New Moon Jan 11

New Moon lunar phaseSun 22 Capricorn
Moon 22 Capricorn
New Moon, Friday, Jan 11th, 11:44a PST

 

A Graceful Inner Strength

New Moons are really quite special in the bigger picture of life. This week’s New Moon introduces a new capacity for inner strength which is needed to move gracefully into your future. Before we look at the specifics of this month’s chart, it feels appropriate at this first Moon of the New Year to review the transformative potential that each New Moon offers us.

The Importance of Each Month’s New Moon

January New Moon 2013Each New Moon involves a powerful activation (note to astrology students below). In the Big Picture it’s becoming clear to me that if self-aware individuals fully understood the raw power of the New Moon, our entire culture could make a dramatic shift toward manifesting a beautiful future.

The Joining together of the Sun and Moon is a type of fecundation or impregnation of pure potential. This is when the magic happens. When the Moon’s orbit comes between the Sun and Earth, the Moon’s light is hidden. Past traditions have referred to this Sun-Moon conjunction as “The Dark Moon.” as if there were an absence, But the Moon’s dark period is when the activation occurs.

During the New Moon, at the moment of conjunction, the Sun fertilizes the Moon and a new purpose is born. This birth of purpose represents the opportunity to begin again with a new idea, or a new opportunity. If the previous lunation cycle was successful, then the new opportunity also builds on the previous cycle.

This idea of building each month from the previous cycle holds a special type of cosmic gracefulness. Not only is each positive step forward rewarded, but there is also an ease in moving forward in life. With growth comes integration. With integration there is the possibility for new skills or mastery. With mastery, transformation is possible.

The magic of each New Moon is that the activation holds a future possibility of self-transformation. Creativity is regarded as one of the highest attributes of Spiritual activity, and during each New Moon creativity take a new form as potential is born into the physical world.

The Jupiter Factor with This Month’s New Moon

If you have followed the previous lunation cycle, which began on December 13th and includes the Winter Solstice, there has been a powerful release of cosmic light. This light is here not only inspire you, but provides the opportunity to begin using this light in your everyday life. This month’s New Moon continues the expansion of light in your conscious being by reinforcing a new level of inner strength within you.

Jupiter SymbolJupiter occupies a significant spot in this month’s New Moon chart as a benefactor of hope and expansion. The new year, as it begins to unfold after our spectacular Winter Solstice, brings a sense of hope to all of us. The planet Jupiter carries a powerful desire for an expansion of life. Its position in the chart is driving this current lunation cycle by giving you an increased capacity for inner integrity and inner strength.

Jupiter, in its alignment at the New Moon, indicates that your search for new knowledge will lead you to a fundamental level of faith in the sustaining power of life. The life of our planet is constantly supporting and sustaining us. It is this sustaining power of life that you have a new capacity to nurture within yourself. You have a increased capacity to trust in, and cooperation with, life itself. By life, I mean the experience of feeling the energies of life coursing through your body. Energy and Chi penetrate every level of life. This is an awareness of life “as a process” in which you are integrally engaged.

This idea of life as a process is an important concept to consider. Faith is a natural by-product of life itself. Our planet is alive and individual life everywhere is sustained and nurtured by this aliveness of Earth. We all live in a larger container of planetary life which, by its very nature, is cyclic. Your capacity to rely on this ongoing cyclic process of life forms the basis for your inner strength. It directly correlates to your inner faith. In this way, faith is not reduced to a set of mental ideas or beliefs on which one projects outwardly. Faith becomes a fundamental trust in an ongoing process. It becomes a point of integration and strength, because it is no longer an outward projection, but an inward reliance.

The hope which Jupiter brings to your consciousness stems from a new level of inner strength. This strength flows from the integration of Cosmic light which you are beginning to experience (since the previous New Moon Dec 13th). This Jupiter Factor is supporting your inner realms and inner faith. The New Moon brings a new capacity to move forward in life through the gracefulness of your inner strength. Let this inner strength continue to build in you throughout this lunar cycle.

New Moon Activities

The New Moon is at 11:44a on Friday the 11th. Here is a meditative activity you can do, ideally before the conjunction of Sun and Moon, either Thursday evening or Friday morning.

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  • Sit quietly with eyes closed for 10 minutes and feel the inner sensations of being alive. The inner sensations of “Life” moving through you.
  • Contemplate how alive Earth feels. Reflect on the ways in which everything related to life is part of a cycle and a process.
  • As you sit, realize how your life is part of the Earth’s life, how you are intimately connected though your cooperation, trust, and faith in the processes of life.
  • Sense your own significance and how your life is not random. Nurture the feeling that you are as significant as the Sun and Moon. See and feel yourself as a presence in the solar system as powerful as the Sun and Moon.
  • Feel your inner strength begin to build as you feel life moving you forward with purpose and meaning.
  • Set your intentions to increase your capacity for inner strength in the coming days, as you consciously integrate your access to Cosmic light.[/fancy_list]

Note to Astrology Students

Each month there are two important cosmic activations. The first is when the Moon conjuncts the Sun. The second is when the Moon conjuncts Uranus. Both of these activations are important and represent new energies which are available for use. The understanding of why they occur and how use them in chart interpretation would be typically will be covered in my upcoming astrology classes Esoteric Astrology Level I, and Your Lunation Birthday I.

What is the Lunar Matrix?

Your Lunar Matrix Guide

The Lunar Matrix grids of LightThe newest form of esoteric astrology has moved away from the idea that negative elements of cosmic energy are influencing humanity. It easy to recognize the Moon’s relationship in the growth cycle of nature.

In the past, our consciousness connection with the Moon has been purely instinctual.  With the evolution of consciousness making it easier to sense esoteric phenomenon, instinctual are slowly being replaced by intuition.

The Moon gives you complete control of your daily life, once you understand to the secret of how the Moon functions to support you. Their are only positive influences in the stars and solar system encouraging life toward the continual evolution of consciousness. Astrology is a positive expression of this cosmic support you can use in your personal life.

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The Moon & The Lunar Matrix

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There are four important functions of the Lunar Matrix.

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  1. The Moon and its relationship to the Sun creates a powerful and changing web of light surrounding Earth.
  2. This complex pattern and grid of light is formed by the Moon as it moves around the Earth.
  3. Your ability to access these grids is called the Lunar Matrix.
  4. It supports manifesting, creativity, personal growth, and cosmic transformation.[/fancy_numbers][/fancy_box]

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Here is the secret in a nutshell. The Moon is your personal connector to the cosmos and all the other planets in our solar system. Lunar light, which changes daily, is the distributor of all the energies life needs in order for growth and transformation to occur. The Moon’s light is constantly supporting, loving, and caring for us. It also keeps a strict schedule of growth.

It is important to grow and change at the same rate at which the Moon changes to take advantage of the natural support the universe is offering you. This is your opportunity to sail with the wind and to feel your lunar quickening. Once you understand the available potential, you can fully participate with the natural support the Moon is offering.

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The Lunar Matrix is constantly offering you help in very specific ways. Learning to change and grow with the Lunar cycle is like floating downstream, moving with the current. When you attune yourself to this cycle you can experience a natural sense of ease and flow in your life, and become attuned to the natural cycles of manifesting and co-creation.

Moving Forward with the Lunar Matrix

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  • The Lunar Matrix is a dynamic grid of Cosmic Light. This light is both alive and conscious.
  • The Lunar Matrix connects you to the life with light, the solar system, the Milky Way, and your higher-self.
  • The Lunar Matrix is a grid which expands and helps you co-create as other conscious individuals all over the planet tap in.
  • You can connect through light and vibration to others who are connection the the Lunar Matrix.[/fancy_list][/fancy_box]

Visit the website of The Lunar Matrix to find out how to connect with this growing community.