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New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Capricorn: “Taking Care of Business”

Saturday January 5th, 2019 at 6:28 pm MST we experienced the New Moon/Solar Eclipse within the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn – Taking Care of Business – be it your business of the work you do, of home and hearth, family or relationships or self needs.

Solar Eclipse-Partial

Solar Eclipse – Partial

The days leading up to January 5th told you which area of life was about to be “…refueled, having new seeds planted within it, creating new foundations for new projects, reaching outward and striving toward new experiences….” (Celeste Teal’s Eclipses Predicting World Events & Personal Transformation, 2009).

Each New Moon phase brings its own NEWNESS – something your Emotional Body has been holding onto, perhaps a daily habit that is now blocking your way forward, a decision made many moons ago that shows itself, now, to be not you at all – whatever the NEW is to be – this Moon cycle will show you how well you are, need to, must, take care of its business.

img_2046 2Astrologically, Saturn rules Capricorn, and is therefore the Lord of this Eclipse. Saturn will try to constrict, limit, discipline, and need to conserve (tighten those belts?). There can be an air of KARMIC occurrences in your life this week too. Please be aware of all interactions, transactions, and circumstances that showed up – can be as simple as signing a contract or waiver – what do you FEEL about what occurred? Is it haunting you? Is it empowering you?

A Solar Eclipse brings forth processing our Self-Identity and Ego – who am I and how am I mastering my Ego-self needs/choices/desires to allow more room for my Soul-self needs/choices/desires? The energy of this eclipse continues onward, within our lives, for the next 3.5 years!

Capricorn is the mountain goat climbing up and down and across mountain paths, seeking its goal. Have you plateaued out? Are you catching your breath? Or is your Ego-self afraid of success, hiding away from new opportunities, life changes that will open you up to even greater potential and reward? Some mountain goats continue to climb despite their Ego-self fears/denials/resistance, some return to home base and wonder “What was I thinking?!” while others stay put – keep the status quo – don’t rock the boat, eh?

img_1106Capricorn, as a cardinal sign, MUST create change. This earth sign begins a new season – Winter – and all the change this season brings, weather-wise. Having an Eclipse in an Earth sign denotes drought, recessions, financial problems, scarcity, famine, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or avalanches. Earth signs are motivated by practical concerns.

Here in Alberta our winter has yet to begin – barely any snowfall thus far, temperatures are still mild (considering we’re used to more -20 to -30 C temperatures) – so yes, I’d say we’re experiencing a bit of drought.

Apple shares plummeted, causing the stock markets to drastically decline, then rallied back within the first few days of January. Canada/Alberta have indeed been in a recession, especially with the oil and gas industry changes and challenges since 2014, made worse due to provincial and federal shenanigans.

2019 will find Albertans and Canadians returning to the polls to elect NEW government leaders – time will tell all soon enough. Capricorn rules all traditional institutions such as government, economics, trade, health, education, taxes, law and corporations. Any more cut-backs coming our way?

As always, people decide to leave us just prior to or with an Eclipse. Their passing brings change and the Emotional Body, Physical Body and Mental Body are in a state of shock, flux and sorrow – no matter if it was a sudden death or one long-expected. The process of Letting Go that loved one is our grief process – totally unique for each of us. And here constriction, stability and security issues come to the fore like no other.

7chakrasyogaWithin the Physical Body, via the energetic Chakra system, the Root Chakra is ruled by Saturn and Capricorn – our connection to Earth. Interesting how, with this Solar Eclipse, we all can be experiencing any of the following:

  • Main Issues: of Survival, Stability or physical needs and sense of safety
  • When Imbalanced, May Experience: anxiety disorders, unfounded fears, nightmares, issues with colon, bladder, elimination; lower back, leg or feet issues. For men, prostrate issues. Eating disorders may also signify imbalance.
  • When Blocked: anxiety, lack of physical energy, as sense of being ungrounded (or perhaps NOT being in your body?)

To rebalance/unblock this Root Chakra, try:

  • Using the Mantra: LAM over and over…observe where the Ego is stuck on security, stability or financial issues…what changes need to be made?
  • Affirmation: “I am safe, protected and secure. All is as it should be.”

An eclipse will occur during a New Moon or Full Moon only if one of the Moon’s Nodes (North Node or South Node) is nearby. For this Solar Eclipse in Capricorn, the South Node is here – bringing forth Unresolved Issues from Past Lives/earlier this lifetime – all with the theme of security, stability and survival. Take advantage of this Dragon’s Tail to sweep away the blockages/imbalances of old – are they still part of your belief system, now? “I cannot retire without knowing how long I will live, so do I have enough money to survive?!” is one scenario….live for your life now…AND trust you will bring forth new sources of income along the way. We are, after all, reinventing retirement, being a senior/elder, and old age.

2018 march snows! 004Saturn is Father Time – and guides us to our goals, the responsibilities we take on, and that which we want to BUILD, successfully, for posterity. No matter what age you are, dream and build using current resources at hand to transform them into something NEW that is required by the collective, now. Only YOU have the ability to create YOUR creation – hands-on, with practicality and being connected with Mother Earth.

Namaste & in Loving Memory of Uncle Dan…Love You!

Posted By: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Astrologer | Teacher | Writer | Speaker | Facilitator

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff except Partial Solar Eclipse / Chakras (Google Images)

New Moon in Virgo: Service & Health?

September 9th, 2018 at 12:01 pm MDT the Sun and Moon stand together in the mid-day sky at 17 degrees of Virgo 00′ celestial longitude. The Moon is dark, the seed of unrealized potential awaiting blossoming by Full Moon. Each New Moon phase brings change of some sort. What will this Moon cycle bring you?

Venus – Her Synodic Journey PART IIIVirgo, our mutable earth sign of the Zodiac, represents our ability to be of service (daily work we do) and looking after the health of the physical body. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, our communication/thought-processes/learning ability planet, bringing into focus how well we process all of the above.

Perfectionism and procrastination and delaying is the Shadow side of Virgo – all honed by the Ego-self to prevent further Soul growth – if we allow it to be so. This New Moon’s chart shows an opposition between the Sun/Moon in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces (ruler of Pisces) still Rx (retrograde) bringing home personal truths of how we idealize situations, focus on illusion or delude ourselves into staying on that Drama Triangle role-playing of either Victim-thinking, wanting to be Rescued, feeling Persecuted or all of these.

IMG_0155Neptune calls us to imagine our personal Garden of Eden here on Earth – a better life, a new perspective that releases us from the bondage of Ego’s fear of letting go, surrendering to the Unknown, the Divine, the greater part of ourselves – the Higher Self – while tuning in to listen to our true heart’s feelings, intuition and follow through from there.

The Magic, Movies and Illusions that surround us can be tricky to discern one from the other. The Ego latches onto the Known, stable and secure. If anything or anyone threatens this status quo – look out! DRAMA! O woe is me! Fix me! Rescue Me! We all experience these moments of intense panic, of thoughts of failure, unworthiness and inability to move forward according to Ego’s dictates. The Ego has desired outcomes – which, if not manifested, creates panic and drama Within and Without.

December 2017 photos 042This New Moon in Virgo also shows a love line between Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Scorpio – mutable water to fixed water – go with the flow or stand frozen in fear. Your choice. Jupiter’s journey through Scorpio since October 2017 has shown us how limiting our fears can be, especially where Scorpio resides in your birth chart. Passion is what Scorpio is all about – deeply felt – and it can scare us, that depth of feeling. Ego will lash out, with fear, to stop the flow of moving Divinely on our life paths, not trusting or having faith that All Will be Okay.

Those desired outcomes (within the TIME-frame, dictated by our Ego) are the Illusion. We delude ourselves when we follow Ego’s desires and thought processes. We misconstrue Ego’s desires from our true heart’s desires. How can we tell the difference? Making decisions out of:

  • Desperation
  • Drama
  • Fear-based thoughts/conclusions
  • Victim-thinking – o woe is me/blaming others
  • Hopelessness
  • Depression

Virgo asks for us to BE of Service on the earthly plane, learning from, and teaching, others as we learn new skills of service. Current economic trends here in Alberta, Canada has a lot of people totally masked within fear, unable to see other possibilities, opportunities, avenues of NEW Service.

October 2017 Nature Pics 008This Moon cycle will show us HOW to look away from that PERFECT set-up/opportunity, to be grateful for what we already do HAVE that is working for, and with, us, while allowing ourselves to be OPEN TO RECEIVE, heartfully, whatever NEW is being seeded now.

Fall is already showing it’s colours, with frost to come this next week. Snow is showing itself on our Rocky Mountains. The world outside is beginning its death dance, about to go to sleep by Samhain (Halloween). Pluto in Capricorn sends its own love line to this New Moon in Virgo – Pluto transforms the Ego’s need to have control and power over our heart’s truest desires. Pluto wants all of us to BE EMPOWERED, from Within. Creating a win-win scenario for all involved.

Within Capricorn – traditions have been falling away since 2007 – and how we attain traditional goals with traditional responsibilities – again, falling away. Capricorn always asks us to take current resources and somehow CHANGE the way we use them, creating something NEW to be used, hands-on, now, for the greater good. Here is the process of Life-Death-Rebirth. What seems to be dying, all around us, is just another RENEWAL – deep Within, to change what is Without.

Look beyond the physical/obvious, and seek the ability to Go With the Flow – listen to your physical body’s needs, be open to ‘see’ other possibilities and opportunities. Know that Illusions/Delusions manifest only from Ego’s fears. Look BEYOND those fears. Look heartfully Within, and KNOW you already know your next true steps forward.

Each New Moon brings new opportunities, new focus, and initiates possible change. LOOK for all of this! Be mindful and heartfull all at the same time! Create an AND as much as possible – and LISTEN to your Inner Voice – positive and loving is best, all round.

Namaste

Posted By: Laurie Rae Rezanoff – Astrologer | Teacher | Speaker | Writer

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff

eVALUating our Perspective of Worth – New Moon in Taurus

Flowering Blossoms 2016

The Sun and Moon came together in the same position in our celestial sky yesterday, creating the New Moon phase, at 1:31p MDT at 16 degrees of Taurus 41′. The light of the Sun, our vital energy and soul source, over-shadows the Light of the Moon’s emotional / intuitional energy, and the unconscious intention/fears of our Ego-self in this Moon phase. By Full Moon some aspect of our unconsciousness is Illuminated to us, if we are willing to look, and embrace it.

The themes (according to Jan Spiller’s ‘New Moon Astrology’) of the fixed earth sign of Taurus are:

  • Money! How we attract it, use it to gain our material comforts, what we desire to own and possess. With Mercury Rx (retrograde) moving back through Taurus since April 29th, all of this has been on our minds. Especially those of us living here in Alberta, Canada, with this week’s focus upon Fort McMurray’s devastating forest fires that drove its population of 88,000 souls out, and completely engulfing the whole town. The town is gone. Act of God or humanly set?
  • Sensual Pleasure. Here Taurus brings forth ALL our senses, including the need to DO something with our hands, literally. Gardening, creating art, building something of value for others to see, hear, touch, taste, or feel. We zero in on physical comforts too, aromas of the blossoms and flowering shrubs floating through the air, and waking up our taste buds via the vegetables and fruits/berries we look forward each Spring.
  • Contentment. How contented are you with your life and what you have going in it? If not, why not? What do you need? What do you Desire? What do you Value? How can you attract it? What is your intention? Keeping to the simple pleasures, such as a walk in Nature? What do you appreciate and have gratitude for?
  • Perseverance. This is what is required for our money goals (or whatever Desire goal we have in mind) – to Keep on Keeping On – no matter the struggles, Ego-Self resistance/denials/illusions and delusions. If unemployment is high in your locale, do you give up or do you resist the ‘o woe is us’ perspective and keep looking despite the nay-sayers? How much do you value your Desires? What are you willing to do to make the goal a reality?
  • Patience. Yes, that Bull in the sunny pasture, eyeing an enticing distraction across the way – eVALUating whether it is WORTH the effort to lumber onto its feet, and move, or let that opportunity pass by for yet a better morsel to show itself? Again VALUE – how high or low is your value system? And how do you apply it and to what and when? What motivates you to action? Is it from a place of Fear or Love? Are you reliable, staying the course toward that goal? Do you show up or just pay lip service for the benefit of others?
  • Self-Worth. Here is the crux of the issues most of us grapple with. Am I worthy? Is it worthwhile to expend the time, energy and sweat to attain whatever it is I truly Desire? Venus rules both Taurus and Libra – Taurus is all about how I can create this on my own, with my own hands and personal resources, talents and skills that I bring to the table. Libra does so in partnership/relationship. Right now, what are YOU bringing to the table that you feel/know/think to be WORTHWHILE? Is the effort worth it? Are you worth it? Self-esteem, self-confidence, self-respect, self-love, self-acceptance all have a say in how WORTHY you feel/think/know yourself to be. What are your boundaries? What is your value system? What ARE values? See Dr Demartini’s Valuation Process on his website – very inSIGHTful!
  • Releasing Stubbornness. Yes, fixed earth, stubborn as a Bull at times of change. Do you go willingly or with mucho resistance? Or a combination? Here the fear of change comes into play. The opposite sign to Taurus is Scorpio, ruled by Pluto, the Lord of Transformation of Ego-Self deep-seated fears. Trust issues abound – of self and others. Trusting others to tell us the truth but perhaps not the whole truth. At least not any truth that brings us face-to-face OUTSIDE the illusions we have constructed for ourselves that we believed to be Truth. Wanting to run and hide, or come out and bite – these are the behaviors of denial of our Ego-Self. Because Taurus is about comfort, safety and security. Why would any self-respecting Ego want to leave this behind for the Unknown and explore that new territory? Keeping the Status Quo does have its price. Stagnation, attachment to Past achievements without looking in the Now Moment for new Desires to achieve further growth. Being possessive – holding on too tight, refusing to let go – of stuff, ideals, beliefs about yourself. How does this support inner soul growth?
  • Physically, Taurus rules: coughs; the throat, chin and neck; the thyroid gland; your voice and vocal cords. You will know when you stand in your WORTHINESS, feel VALUED, BE of VALUE, and when you are not. These areas of your body will speak out – laryngitis, sore throats and coughing – all signs of suppressing your value and worth. Speak up and ask for what you want and Desire – no one truly reads our minds! If your needs are not being met, whose fault is that, truly?

It will be interesting for all of us to ‘see’ what is Illuminated by Full Moon (May 21st) of our perspective of self that we had no inkling about prior to this Moon cycle. Regarding our Desires (Venus) of WORTH, our VALUES and goals (Taurus).

2016 April MorningWe continue to experience an Earth Grand Trine – being hands-on with the need to create something solid – see the fruits of our labours actualized – literally in some regard. That is of lasting VALUE, WORTHWHILE in the doing of it. By you, for you. Not for the world at large.

There will be some Destined/fated transformation coming from Pluto pulling back the carpet of what/how we VALUE material gain in our life. What does it MEAN to you? What are you willing to let go of (fleeing an awesome forest fire, leaving all your worldly goods behind you, literally) to walk into the Unknown for, TRUSTING in self and the Unknown realms that all will be well and work out for the good of all?

Jupiter and the North Node, both Rx, will expand and amplify the need to move FORWARD toward our respective Soul’s urgings re: how and where and when to BE of Service, going with the flow, yet following some rules of protocol and engagement. And this New Moon pairing with Mercury Rx and Vesta (focused concentration) of being mindful of our values, worth/worthiness/is it all worthwhile.

Heartfelt Love and Light is sent to ALL the people (and the animals!) who lived and worked in Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada – know that you will be supported and valued far beyond what now looks like the ashes of your life as you once knew it. BE the Phoenix and rise above what was, and fly towards what will BE! Trust, have Faith, and know all of Alberta is coming forward with open arms and hearts in your time of need!

Blessed BE!

Posted by: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Intuitive Spiritual Astrologer | Teacher | Writer

Photo credits: Nature pics all by Laurie Rae Rezanoff

Alberta Provincial Election of May 5th…

WOW! What a change for this province (created only since September of 1905)! We used to be part of the Northwest Territories prior to that. Full of HBC (Hudson’s Bay Company) fur forts and trade between the French-Canadians, Metis, First Nations peoples and early settlers and farmers. Then turned into towns then cities. Now the city of Calgary has grown to house over a million people!

We’ve come a long way baby in 110 years! Energy capital of Canada, long-time holder of all things Conservative politically, and still NO provincial sales tax. Until yesterday’s landslide electoral win of the NDP (New Democrat Party) totally ousting the 43-year old hold the PC (Progressive Conservative) party had in this province! HUGE sea change to say the least! The PCs aren’t able to be the Official Opposition this time round either – and their male leader quit – lock stock and barrel…

WHY? What happened to create such a surprising (to most people) turn around? I dug around to find out when the NDP came into being – January 20/21st, 1962 in Edmonton (our province’s capital) during a convention. Here is the chart I created for noon January 21st:

NDP Political Party of Alberta, Canada

NDP Political Party of Alberta, Canada

Note the majority of planets in this chart are sitting at the top, most of which are within the 10th House of BEing in the PUBLIC – and the Midheaven or MC – the topmost cusp, which begins the 10th House area – is in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn. Initiating change, using current resources to create something new, in a tangible way, that is required for the good of all, now.

Both Mars and Venus are closely tied to the MC, also in Capricorn – bring together BOTH men and women, working within the traditional institution (Capricorn), politics and government in this case. In the history of our province, women being able to vote came April 19, 1916, not quite 100 years ago! The first woman to be elected to a CANADIAN legislative body was Louise McKinney, her constituency was Claresholm, Alberta as an Independent from 1917 – 1921.

Also from 1917 – 1921, Roberta Price (nee MacAdams) was the first woman in COMMONWEALTH history to introduce legislation (War Veterans’ Next-of-Kin Association, 1918). She was elected as Soldier’s Overseas Representative of the Non-Partisan League, Province at Large, Alberta.

Lastly, the first woman Premier of the province of Alberta was Alison Redford, from 2011 to 2014. Unfortunately, she did not have the integrity to finish her first term of office (Pluto transiting Capricorn since 2008 has systematically revealed over the years various government officials, CEOs, celebrities, and people in authority all over the world, who have had less-than integral motives re: their material gain, misuse of power and control over others). She left in disgrace and it has been mayhem at the helm of our province ever since.

[historical data from: Library of Parliament, Parliament of Canada website].

In just under 100 years our province of Alberta has seen women of integrity step forward to create much-needed change. In 1928, Judge Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, and Henrietta Muir Edwards (Alberta’s Famous 5) petitioned the groundbreaking Person’s case (whereby the Supreme Court of Canada unanimously decided that women were not “persons” who could hold public office as Canadian senators). In 1929 the British Privy Council reversed this decision, calling the exclusion of women from public office “a relic of days more barbarous than ours”. [from: Historica Canada website]

Why am I waxing historical here? Because history was made once again, yesterday, by the daughter of one of the original founders of the NDP provincial political party, Rachel Notley. She is now our second woman Premier. She and her party have taken a mostly Conservative province for the past four decades into a more Socialist stance. Totally decimating what used to be the “old boys network” here in Alberta.

I say this because of the 28 women elected in yesterdays vote, 27 of them are from the NDP. When I look at the NDP chart I see ALL of the feminine asteroids/planets cascading down from the 11th House of the Future down through the 12th House of the behind-the-scenes work being done.

I also see that the Sun, Saturn (ruler of Capricorn), Jupiter, South Node and Mercury are ALL in Aquarius within that Public 10th House. We are now transitioning out of the old Age of Pisces into the New Age of Aquarius (we go through this process of changing Ages every 2500 years or so). The ‘Turning of the Ages’ it is called; and now the NDP as a party has “come of age” too – ready and ripe to bring much-needed change and a re-balance to HOW and WHY we who live in Alberta, attract material gain.

Interestingly, the sign of Pisces rules the liquids of the Earth (aka oil and gas). In Alberta’s chart (see below) the South Node is at 00 degrees of Pisces in the 3rd House, with Ceres (ability to feed and nurture ourselves) and Eris (re-balancing our gender roles into a more equitable and fair way) in the 4th House of country/home (aka our province where we live). That South Node speaks of a new cycle (00 degrees) of moving beyond the unresolved issues of the past victimization into Victor role. Province-wise, people-wise, livelihood-wise.

Alberta, Canada chart

Alberta, Canada chart

It is interesting that Alberta is ‘home’ to the majority of corporate headquarters (mostly oil and gas) from around the world. And now Rachel Notley, with the NDP supporting her (and now we the people) to break away from solely relying on energy industries – to diversify and bring forth NEW technology, innovation and originality (aka Aquarius in the NDP chart). With the oil prices plummeting late last summer, and huge layoffs in Calgary alone from the energy sector and affiliated service companies, is it any wonder that we all voted NO yesterday to the same old same old?

Interestingly, the Full Moon in Scorpio on Sunday night EXACTLY connected to the NDP chart’s Neptune in Scorpio in the 6th House of what we expect from the daily operations of this party (Neptune rules Pisces, and Scorpio brings forth passion once we release the fear of even thinking about connecting to that passion). The Full Moon phase is ILLUMINATION of how we were operating in the dark before now. Neptune asks us to IMAGINE a better world, life, BEing, via love and compassion for the good of all. It shows us how to dispel any illusions or delusions along the way. The Moon rules our emotions AND intuition, and the 4th House of home/hearth/nurturance.

Can you all see how timely the election of the NDP into leadership has come about? What is also interesting to note is where Jupiter in Leo is activating this chart – in their 4th House of Home/Province place that we live in! Leo rules leadership as a TEAM, from the HEART. Jupiter expands and magnifies this energy and is currently activating the NDP chart’s Moon and NORTH NODE (direction the collective soul wishes to head into) in that 4th House!

The Rising Sign of the NDP chart is Taurus (ruled by Venus) speaking of VALUES, money, what we do for work to bring income into our lives, using all our senses, resources, skills and talents in a HANDS ON, tactile way, to CREATE something of beauty. Therefore Venus at 29 degrees of Capricorn in the NDP chart speaks of the END of a cycle of HOW women (Venus) have been viewed and valued (Taurus) within traditional roles and institutions (aka government, law, health, education, medicine, insurance, military, corporations, to name a few).

NOW is the time for Future (Aquarius) change for this province of ours. Most of Canada and Alberta were surprised to see such sweeping change. I was not. When I look at the NDP chart, seeing MOST of its planets sitting within the 4th QTR of the chart, the meaning of which is to ‘transcend Ego’ in order to BE of service for the good of all – well friends, the time is NOW, the FUTURE is here, and those 28 women are more than ready to roll up their sleeves to get to work!

Alberta as a province has always been known for its history of entrepreneurs, pioneers and gutsy men and women who decided NOW is the time to change the status quo! Look how much we have grown and overcome and built in just 110 years! What will we see change these next four years, let alone 100? I look forward to seeing HOW Rachel Notley and her fellow women build a better province WITH integrity, equality and balance for ALL Albertans. Learning from the past, to ensure a better future.

Blessed BE!

Posted by: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Intuitive Spiritual Astrologer, Teacher & Facilitator

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