New SolLunar Cycle in Leo ~ Total Solar Eclipse
“To Know the Unknown” detail of painting by Natalie Connell
We have arrived at this august moment of the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017. Here is the link for my article on the Great American Eclipse about my basic take on the potency and evolutionary power of this extraordinary celestial moment. We have indeed shed much, grown much, transformed much since the Partial Eclipse of February 26, 2017, which began our preparation process. One of the greatest celestial gifts of this August 21 transformative Eclipse is that it is aligned directly with Regulus, the Heart of the Lion, a regal star associated with living a life of integrity, speaking and acting upon the heart’s truth and inherent joy. This portal of shift is being opened to each of us at this time, even if you don’t physically experience Totality. May you seize the moment and celebrate your ability to know and trust, always, what is best for you. From that fountain of inner wisdom and universal love, you will naturally discover how you want to serve and celebrate going forward in this never-ending, evolutionary, revolutionary dance of creation.
In addition, during the next two weeks, Saturn will return to direct motion on August 25 and Mars will make a life-shifiting conjunction with the North Lunar Node on August 26. Read on!
Thank you, beloved Natalie Connell, for this painting,”To Know the Unknown”, honoring the multi-dimensional mystery and wonder that is the Grand Teton Range.
Thank you, dear friend, Gregory Perna, for the gift of posting your channeled original symbols for this entire historic SolLunar Cycle. They are a meditative blessing to our world. Gregory’s Artist Statement is at the end of this post.
ECLIPSE MINI-READINGS: I will continue to offer my mini-readings for $44 (a number associated with living your Mastery on Earth) as this Total Solar Eclipse is still very much in play in our lives for the coming months. In this short reading, I will let you know where this historic Solar Eclipse is taking place in your personal chart, which helps identify where and how these dynamic energies are encouraging you already, NOW, to step out of one life and into the next exciting phase. Please send me an email if that interests you. Thank you!
NOTE: I post twice a month, on the New Moon (which includes the two weeks of New Moon and First Quarter Moon) and on the Full Moon (which includes the two weeks of Full Moon and Last Quarter Moon). As you work with and within the natural flow of time and supportive cosmic energies of each unique SolLunar Cycle, you will find your life flow with more ease and grace. My interpretations and predictions are based on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: EarthWord SkyWord sidereal readings. Even NASA is onboard now with the sidereal zodiac!
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Here is a list of New Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza from LunarPlanner:
“Beginning the Sprouting Phase of the Lunar Cycle, a new theme emerges, a new idea or concept sprouts forth. This is an inner message, an impulse expressing from a field of all possibilities deep within the unconscious mind. Often this process is one of discovery, slowly revealing a simple theme over a day or two, or it may be quite clear and specific, even suggesting a major life change. The New Moon is a perfect time for meditation or a quite walk—to go within self and listen.”
“Gratitude” by Gregory Perna
Mon August 21
New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Leo: We have arrived at this august moment of the Total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017. Here is the link for my article on the Great American Eclipse about my basic take on the potency and evolutionary power of this extraordinary celestial moment. We have indeed shed much, grown much, transformed much since the Partial Eclipse of February 26, 2017, which began our preparation process. One of the greatest celestial gifts of this August 21 transformative Eclipse is that it is aligned directly with Regulus, the Heart of the Lion, a regal star associated with living a life of integrity, speaking and acting upon the heart’s truth and inherent joy. This portal of shift is being opened to each of us at this time, even if you don’t physically experience Totality. May you seize the moment and celebrate your ability to know and trust, always, what is best for you. From that fountain of inner wisdom and universal love, you will naturally discover how you want to serve and celebrate going forward in this never-ending, evolutionary, revolutionary dance of creation.
Sun/Moon trine Uranus: The addition of Uranus’s helpful trine to this New SolLunar Cycle/Total Solar Eclipse ensures it will be easier to take risks and make changes that are nudging us as we individually and collectively break free of confining ways of being in the coming months and years.
Tue August 22
Moon/Mercury retrograde/Vesta conjunction in Leo: Mercury is still in retrograde until September 5, so continue to mine the wisdom you received during yesterday’s Eclipse New Moon Portal. Take time to digest and preserve what just happened through art or writing.This aspect is highly talkative, either with others, or within your own head and heart. Try an automatic writing, putting pen to paper, and ask for wisdom from your wisest Self. Ask, and it most assuredly, will be given.
Mars in Cancer trine Saturn retrograde in Scorpio: This helpful aspect can bring good housing or financial news. Determination and willfulness are qualities of Mars and Saturn. So power through many tasks and goals today.
Wed August 23
Moon in Virgo opposite Chiron in Pisces trine Venus in Cancer: The monthly Virgo Moon can bring a sudden urge to tidy up your spaces or clean up your diet. Chiron helps us find healing solutions to existing issues. Venus in Cancer (with us for the coming weeks) is good for beautifying your home and reconnecting with and nurturing family relations.
Thu August 24
Venus in Cancer square Uranus in Aries: Uranus in Aries seeks freedom and adventure, while Venus in Cancer prefers security and the comfort of habits, so explore these opposing desires today. Keep in mind the Moon is still in health-minded, discriminating Virgo, so this tense square can manifest as possible momentary eruptions between close allies, even neighbors. Venus prefers to negotiate rather than just keep fighting.
Fri August 25
Saturn turns direct: Saturn turned retrograde on April 5 and since then you may have been contemplating and planning some fundamental shifts, including a move, as well as releasing many things that you no longer use or need. Saturn once agains turns direct, helping you move forward with a lighter load. This entire cycle completes by mid-December when you might feel more settled into your emerging reality.
Sun in Leo trine Juno in Sagittarius: This sunny trine brings supportive connections, cooperation and creativity to your core relationships. Or a new alliance appears.
Moon/Jupiter conjunction: Jubilance and joy can be part of this monthly alignment, although Virgo’s influence might tone down one’s outer expressiveness, being more reserved. Healing conversations can occur as well as a feeling of inner well-being arising for no apparent reason.
Sat August 26
Sun/Mercury retrograde conjunction in Leo: This dynamic portal of mental Mercury with our illuminating Sun brings flashes of genius, sudden epiphanies, important conversations. As Mercury is still in retrograde until September 5, upgrade your technological tools or on-line profiles, or simply clear out that over-full inbox of unread emails.
Mars/North Lunar Node conjunction in sidereal Cancer: This once-every-two-years alignment can feel like a strong wind at your back, gracefully pushing you onward. Or, it becomes imperative and obvious to you that it’s time to take action or make a decision. Aligning in the last degree of sidereal Cancer, issues of home, family relationships, environmental activism are all up, too.
Moon in Libra square Venus in Cancer: This aspect might involve negotiations between family members about how to spend the day. It can pit the need for privacy against a desire for shared time.
Sun August 27
Mercury retrograde in Leo trine Juno in Sagittarius: Sharing ideas easily or taking a trip/walk with a colleague are natural options.
Moon in Libra square Mars in Cancer: This aspect demands clear, direct communication while listening to countering views without getting angry or defensive, all leading to negotiations that will have lasting effects.
Mon August 28
Scorpio Moon square Mars/Mercury: This aspect can manifest as some tension in the air today, either in outer conflicts or inner soul-searching, leading to a temporary downturn or turning inward. Scorpio always digs deep, sometimes finding the truth, sometimes creating drama. The square early in the day to Mars can be combative, while the square later in the day to Mercury will seek to communicate.
First Quarter Moon
“Divine Intelligence” by Gregory Perna
Here’s a list of the First Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza ~ www.lunarplanner.com
“The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter. Now is the time to drop all hesitation and take the steps to move forth on what you were inspired about…it is time to now participate in trust and knowing. Trust in the process. Demonstrate this trust in physical action and you will be supported. This time is stressful or traumatic only if action is ignored. Simply, this phase is a time to work.”
Tue August 29
First Quarter Moon: Moon in Scorpio square Sun in Leo: This aspect is like sunshine shining on water, illuminating the depths, sparkling with mystery. That mystery can feel scary or intriguing under the influence of delving Scorpio. Parents might need to have a blunt talk with their children, addressing an important issue or concern. Appreciate your ability to celebrate the joy of life (Leo) while also honoring it’s wise, unknowable depths (Scorpio).
Wed August 30
Moon/Saturn conjunction in sidereal Scorpio: If you read my posts semi-regularly, you will recall this monthly meet-up is always fierce, emotionally challenging, intensely driven to succeed, taking us to our depths. It’s a good day to focus on finances, intimate relationships, or honor the passing of important Beings in your life.
Thu August 31
Moon/Juno conjunction in Sagittarius: The mood lightens as our emotive Moon enters optimistic, enthusiastic Sagittarius. Juno seeks out partnership so share your sunny spirits with others today.
Vesta in Leo square Saturn in Scorpio: This longer-range aspect can bring a financial turning point in your life, or bring clarity about where to place your intentions and energy. Discover how fast things can turn around if you use your super-power of a focused mind and heart.
Fri September 1
Moon/Pluto in Sagittarius square Jupiter in Virgo: This is an explosive aspect, and can lead to many kinds of explosions, some destructive, others, passionate. Movement helps move pent-up energy, so don’t sit still. Check your gas-lines, ensuring they are safely functioning. You may need to avoid road-rage or indulging in a temper tantrum.
Sat September 2
Mercury retrograde conjunct Mars in Leo trine Uranus in Aries: Animated discussions, passionately sharing viewpoints, global activism are part of this alignment. Mercury retrograde encourages you to discover your opinions about things. Think for yourself. You are often much wiser than you give yourself credit for.
Sun September 3
Moon in Capricorn opposite Venus in Cancer: Excellent aspect for bringing order to cluttered environments. Maybe it’s time to instigate a chores list around your home? Purchase objects of beauty that bring delight and a sense of the sacred into your home/work space.
Mon September 4
Sun in Leo opposite Neptune in Aquarius: This annual oppositions lights up our world with imaginative possibilities, emerging in our personal and collective consciousnesses. Spend time with your creative muse and allow the spaciousness of this day to help you re-imagine your world. Losing objects or having them mysteriously disappear are options, so stay grounded enough so that won’t happen.
Moon/South Lunar Node conjunction in Capricorn: If you did clear your clutter yesterday, move those things onto new homes, as the South Lunar Node is about freeing ourselves from the past. Recycling sites will be extra busy. As Capricorn Moon is very responsible, sometimes we even have to let go of old obligations and caregiving roles that are no longer helpful to others or ourselves.
“To Know the Unknown” full painting by Natalie Connell
Artist Statement from Gregory Perna/Spirit Pharmacy: “These Symbols and their unique presentation have been gifted to me in thought, by higher-God mind. When the inspiration hits, it takes me away from my life where I cannot focus on anything else but that. The inspirations that we receive from source energy are miraculous, in my life, in your life and every life, as an individualization of Universal life, we are one in the same. If I have one message to impart onto you, the reader, is to say you, too, are that same special gift to this wonderful world. Always think of yourself in the highest regard, let no thought hinder your own greatness. Recognize and be grateful to your inner-higher mind… you are one, as creation itself.”
Artist Statement: Natalie Connell is a local Jackson Hole artist, and derives much of her inspiration from the natural beauty of the area. Many of her pieces are products of the experiences and perspectives gained from spending time in the mountains. Her media of choice include ink, woodburning, and acrylic on wood, as well as acrylic and ink on canvas.
TOOL FOR SUPPORT: In an attempt to help you maintain health, calm and balance during these stressful times, here’s a helpful tool: Health is in your Hands. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Please check it out, and teach yourself this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.