“Illumination” painting by Sheri Gaynor
It’s Full Moon again and this one, aligned in galactic sidereal Leo/Aquarius, promises to be jam-packed with major illuminations. Recently, while shopping at the grocer, I overheard this sage advice from a Mom to her young kids: “You need to just stay calm, it’s not the end of the world.” It was as if she was talking to me, a passer-by, and I sense my Guides are often whispering something similar to me these days. Even though it sometimes appears the end is near, and that your old life is ending, or has ended, it’s not the end of the world. You are walking into a whole new life. And, collectively, we are in one of the most miraculous rebirths Planet Earth has ever seen. Sometimes the sheer force of the energy of the Full Moon can hurl us over the edge emotionally, in both positive or challenging directions. So just remember, stay calm, do your part, and walk through that opening beckoning door to your new life.
Potential astrology clients, I am now offering my Fall Equinox discounts of $20 off all my astrological readings (https://www.earthwordskyword.com/astrology-readings/ ) through September 23. Thanks for considering a first time reading of your Natal Map, which also includes looking into your transits for the coming years. And beloved previous clients, consider an update. The seasonal shifts are a natural and excellent time to review and provide context for what happened in 2014 and to help prepare for 2015, sure to be another remarkable life-changing year. Thank you!
Mon Sep 8
Good news! Today’s Full Moon is linked to a powerfully positive Grand Trine Kite aspect that always heralds support flowing gracefully into your life, if you will receive the Grace. The creative, dynamic sidereal Leo Sun opposes a conjunction of the friendly, revolutionary Aquarian Moon that is sandwiched between spiritually evolved Neptune and the healing balm of Chiron. Even though you may navigate great emotional releases today, and vulnerabilities may arise, or old wounds may bubble up to the surface, comforting help is all around. There is a trine from the Moon to Juno in Gemini ~ supportive alliances/good dialogue with a beloved ~ and the conglomerate conjunction of nurturing Ceres, dedicated Vesta, and solution-oriented Saturn in peace-making Libra. This aspect is all about reaching out to your community, most of whom might be in the same boat you are. Exchange stories and discover a shared sense of how we are all navigating the extreme nature of these times, hatching a new world in union, communion together. This Full Moon is all about that: Leo is symbolic of our individual gifts and passions and Aquarius is about how we can become even more passionate, creative and successful when we collaborate.
Tue Sep 9
With today’s annual Venus in Leo opposite Neptune in Aquarius, surely love, romance, fantasies, great imaginings are overtaking the Earth. This is a wonderful energetic portal for reconnecting with the power you hold within to re-imagine your world. Spend time today creating a vision board, writing out your future intentions, while also staying super present to the magic unfolding right now, all around you. It’s a paradox this, checking in with your future Self, while knowing that future is already unfolding here, now, always, (as T.S Eliot so eloquently wrote). In regards to relationships, any aspects involving Venus and Neptune can manifest as ungrounded fantasy and projection, but can also deliver the real deal when in comes to romance. The Moon heads into Pisces for the next couple of days. People tend to allow their more compassionate, caring, poetic side to emerge under Pisces’s influence. Be okay with being overtaken with a wave of unannounced emotion. You don’t always have to know why, just experience it, the gift of healing water. This is nice: Sun in Leo is sextile to Juno in Gemini. This is wonderful for fine spirited teasing conversations and flirtations.
Wed Sep 10
Today and tomorrow are excellent days for sculpting a new plan, crafting a new strategy, feeling intellectually inspired even brilliant. That’s because Mercury ~ your mind~ and Pallas Athene ~ how you apply your creative intelligence ~ align in discerning, focused, healing Virgo. These plantary forces are also in a stimulating sextile to Jupiter in Cancer. Jupiter is like the Midas touch, amplifying whatever it touches. Since Jupiter is in sidereal galactic Cancer, you might be inspired on the home front, finishing those languishing projects with new found drive and joy. The Pisces Moon conjuncts Uranus ~ emotional breakdowns or breakthroughs ~ while also opposing Mercury in Virgo ~ rational thinking. This energetic can be infuriating if you want to let someone know how you feel and they only care what you think, or visa versa. But this aspect can also be wonderful in making decisions balancing heart and mind.
Thu Sep 11
Please re-read yesterday as many of the same dynamics carry over into today. Overnight the dreamy Pisces Moon aligned with the South Node, which always holds clues, memories, dreams of your former self, your past lives. Perhaps you had some intense dreams about all that stuff. After figuring out the meaning of the chaotic dream, or not, let it go and know that you already did let in go in the dream. Dreams are the release. Done. Time to move on. Today the game of life might involve navigating life’s conflictual side, using the strategic Mercury/Pallas Athene conjunction to help you. That’s because the two warriorress/warrior energies of the Aries Moon and Mars in Scorpio are in an awkward quincunx. We are all master chess players today trying to outwit the other. It’s good to take a stand, while also carefully listening to the other, be they a perceived opponent or a beloved (oftentimes they are one in the same!).
Fri Sep 12
Today the explorational and at times aggressively independent Aries Moon makes a tense square Jupiter in Cancer ~ supportive of tribe and family ~ and an opposition to Ceres in Libra ~ a desire to create peace and nurturance in our one to one relationships. So I can imagine discussions are taking place around how the needs of the one seek expression amidst the needs of the many. A good idea today might be to take time for your Self so you can be a better team player. Or visa versa, stop going in alone, and join in. Good things await you if you will your share yourself, your time and energy with all around you.
Sat Sep 13
Since I grew up on Ceres Drive, beneath Mt. Olympus in Salt Lake City Utah, and it is predominant planet in the charts of all my family members ~ an awesome synchronicity ~ I pay extra attention to transits involving Ceres. Ceres is the Goddess of the Harvest, a wise version of the Cosmic Mother, a ruler of parenting, Divine Guide of the Eleusinian Mysteries, a leader in the environmental movement, and much much more. Today’s exact square of Ceres to enthusiastic Jupiter can manifest as new directions being explored in regards to issues involving children, agriculture, animals, our food chain, environmental concerns, your parenting style and family communications. And as the financial Taurus Moon opposes Mars in Scorpio ~ putting your money where your activism lies ~ it’s time to make a choice about where you put your time, energy, money, resources in regards to your causes of heart. Ask yourself, are my daily personal choices benefiting or harming the Earth? This is your Home after all. May you make that link more consciously today.
Sun Sep 14
The security-oriented Taurus Moon opposes Mars in Scorpio overnight, so you might wake up with a bit of a short fuse or temper if you left things unsaid the night before. This aspect is also good for fiery tactile intimacy or battles of the will or just leaping out of bed into action mode. Later today the sensual Taurus Moon squares off with the queenly playful Venus in Leo. Celebrate the beauty of Earth and each other in simple tactile ways.
Thank you Sheri Gaynor for lighting up this post with your beautiful work. You can learn more about Sheri’s artwork, teaching, and her book ‘Creative Awakenings:Envisioning the Life of your Dreams through Art” at http://www.creativeawakeningsinternational.com.