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584-day Synodic Journey of Venus from Leo: Leadership of the Feminine Heart

DSC04609On July 18, 2015, a new leg of the 8-year long Synodic Journey of Venus began a 584-day Journey, began from the fixed fire sign of Leo. Each 584-day period x 5 periods = 8 years, creating a pentagram pattern in the sky. I’ve been wanting to write this post for many months, but the Time wasn’t right to do so, until today. August  3, 2016.

According to Shamanic Astrology, Venus in our birth chart represents our pre-existing desires and needs (via money, assets and resources) and the Value we place upon these outward things that are significant to us (the Taurus face of Venus) and transforms them, over time, to how we relate to them internally, energetically. Hence the sometimes “emotional attachment” we can have with THINGS!!

She also ushers in our ‘family’ of relationships (be they close friends, colleagues, co-workers, bosses, significant intimate partnerships, clients, business partnerships – the Libra face of Venus). Her transits (or journey She undergoes in the NOW) set us up for significant Karmic recall/re-examination. We attract those people/situations into our lives to live out past/current emotional/physical/mental/spiritual blockages, NOW, that we’ve either created this lifetime and/or brought forward from past lifetimes, to hopefully heal and finally embrace with love, within this lifetime.

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Nose Hill Park July 2016

Venus, as the Goddess of Love, Peace, Harmony and her many ‘faces’- as maiden, mother and crone, has worked tirelessly to this end, together with the Asteroid Goddesses of:

  • Ceres (since 1801), Goddess of Agriculture, the Harvest, and Abundance of the Land – Mothering.
  • Pallas Athena (since 1802), Goddess of Wisdom, Patron of the Arts – the Feminine Wisdom principle.
  • Juno (since 1804), Queen of the Gods, Patroness of Marriage and Fertility, our need for committed, fulfilling relationships (the Sacred Marriage).
  • Vesta (since 1807), Goddess of Hearth/Home Fire and our devotion to duty, plus our respective sexuality.
  • Hygeia (since 1849), Goddess of Hygiene, Health, and our health practices.
  • And the newly discovered feminine planets of Sedna (since 2003), Goddess of Infinite Supply – who feeds the tribe – vs. Victim/Lack Consciousness, and
  • Eris (since 2005), Sister to Mars, Goddess of Strife/Discord – represents the part of Self you’ve neglected to INVITE to the party of YOUR LIFE!

The Divine Feminine Principles and energetic power returned to this Earth during the June 2012 transit of Venus moving across the Sun, for the world, and Universe, to see and experience. All women/girls of every walk of life and age have been undergoing a huge internal shift deep Within, be they conscious of it or not. We are learning to stand in our power as the Divine Feminine energy we truly are, regaining and mastering equality within this world that is Earth. After who knows how long, the Divine Feminine Energy Principle stands up to MEET, in EQUALITY, with the Divine Masculine Energy, to finally stand side-by-side.

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Thistle, Nose Hill Park July 2016

Men have also been undergoing huge shifts Within, of THEIR Divine Feminine Power energy too! In order to do so, THEIR Divine Masculine Power energy has had to take a step back to ALLOW the EQUAL portion of their Inner Feminine to step in and take up more room within each of them. Not an easy or seamless process for them (letting go of power and control especially)! And yes, it is a process that is still ongoing…for all of us…

What exactly IS the Divine Feminine Power energy? The subtle realms of intuitive knowing, insights, ‘seeing’ symbolically, connection Within to your daily feelings, emotions, following your intuition, allowing the compassion, empathy, forgiveness and love to BE received, felt then shared. Our connection to the Divine, how we RECEIVE those messages. The Divine Masculine Power then Takes Action from those intuitive hits.

A pentagram star is created by Venus’ synodic journey (in the sky) from the date of our respective births, and is completed every 8th year. The significant birthdays for all of us are: 8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, 64, 72,80, 88, 96 and 104, and we experience a Synodic Venus Return that year. Each of us are born during a particular phase of the Venus Cycle, and when Venus returns to her original position, with the Sun, near those birthday ages noted above, we in turn return to that phase in Her journey, within our life.

According to Cayenne K Castell, Shamanic Astrologer, “we move to an even higher octave of the feminine expression we came to earth to experience during each Venus Return timing. For women, it is all about our emerging feminine identity for this life, what aspect of the Goddess you have come to explore, express and help evolve. For men, this is their connection to the sacred feminine and what they intend to integrate as their Inner Other or Inner Beloved. Each 8-year Synodic Venus Return Cycle is a powerful initiation time intended to deepen our experience as well as be a part of the evolution of these Divine Feminine archetypal energies.”

“The 584-day Synodic cycle begins and ends from Heliacal Rise (meaning the planet Venus’ rise before the Sun does, when She is Rx – retrograde) to Heliacal Rise, up in the physical sky.

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Sky Views from Nose Hill Park

On July 24, 2015 Venus Stationed Retrograde (Rx – began to move supposedly backward/energetically Inward) at 00 degrees of Virgo 45′ and disappeared from the evening sky on August 9, 2015 at 27 degrees of Leo. Interestingly, note that Jupiter also entered Virgo August 12th, 2015, seemingly guiding Venus on her Journey! Expansive and amplifying energy, to assist Her (and us!) past limited boundaries, taking leaps of Faith towards NEW heights. A rare event!

Venus spends 40 days Rx, moving from Evening Star (seeing Her in the evening sky) to Morning Star (seeing Her in the early morning sky). During Her Rx phase, Venus conjuncts with the Sun, and a few days later RISES as a Morning Star, and each step of the way as Morning Star She connects (conjuncts) with 7-8 Moon phases! So over 7-8 Moon cycles / months, Venus and the Moon connect. More on this later…

The Heliacal Rise of Venus August 21, 2015 occurred at 19 degrees of Leo and Stationed Direct September 5, 2015 at 15 degrees of Leo.” All of this sounds a wee bit technical, yet I ask you to think back in your life to these dates I mention: where were you, Within, and within your Life? How did you feel? What did you like/dislike about your life back then?

Question: have you heard of the story of the Descent of Inanna (Venus’ Summerian name) or Ishtar (Venus’ Babylonian name)? This is exactly what Venus’ 584-day Synodic Journey is all about! And has been recorded and celebrated for many 1,000s of years! Read on…

“Morning Star Venus (as Inanna/Ishtar) begins her descent into the Underworld. She meets with the waning Moon 7 times (sometimes 8) going through the 7 Gates into the Underworld. At each Gate she gives up a Vestment associated with the 7 Chakras, releasing any distortions linked with these Chakra energies:

  • Gate 1 – Crown Chakra – The Gate of Authority (removing Her crown) – occurred September 10, 2015 at 15 degrees of Leo, within the Balsamic Moon phase – where we experience a ‘death’ of some aspect of our Ego-Self, and seeds a re-birth soon to come during the next New Moon phase).
  • Gate 2 – Brow or 3rd Eye Chakra – The Gate of Perception (removing Her royal staff) – occurred October 8, 2015 at 00 degrees Virgo, during the Balsamic Moon phase.
  • Gate 3 – Throat Chakra – The Gate of Communication (removing Her necklace) – occurred November 7, 2015 at 29 degrees Virgo, also during the Balsamic Moon phase.
  • Gate 4 – Heart Chakra – The Gate of Compassion (removing Her breast plate) – occurred December 7, 2015 at 03 degrees Scorpio, during the Balsamic Moon phase.
  • Gate 5 – Solar Plexus Chakra – The Gate of Personal Power (removing Her ring of power) – occurred January 6, 2016 at 10 degrees of Sagittarius, during the Balsamic Moon phase.
  • Gate 6 – Sacral or Belly Chakra – The Gate of Creativity (removing Her ankle bracelets) –  occurred February 5, 2016 at 17 degrees of Capricorn, during the Balsamic Moon phase.
  • Gate 7 – Root Chakra – The Gate of Manifestation (removing Her royal robe) – occurred March 7, 2016 at 24 degrees of Aquarius, during the Balsamic Moon phase.
  • Gate 8 – The Death by Intent Gate, occurred April 6, 2016 at 01 degrees of Aries, during the Balsamic Moon phase. In other words, we began a symbolic ‘death’ of some sort within each of our respective lives!

Venus joins the Sun for 60 – 90 days – the Underworld phase. Here Inanna/Ishtar dies, then is reborn 60 – 90 days later, after She meets with the Sun, or Source of Life. Dying to Her old self, and preparing to be reborn anew.

Venus disappeared from the morning sky April 30, 2016 at 01 degrees of Taurus, and met the Sun on June 6, 2016 at 16 degrees of Gemini.

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Labyrinth Walk with Chris, Nose Hill Park, July 2016

Venus rose as the Evening Star on July 13, 2016 at 02 degrees of Leo. From April 30 to July 13, we experienced our respective walks through the Underworld for 74 days! What aspect of Self died within you then?

As Evening Star, Venus meets with the waxing Moon 7-8 times, returning through the 7 Gates in the reverse order, now Transformed and Empowered from Her initiation as She regains her Vestments:

  • Gate 1 – Root Chakra – The Gate of Manifestation (regaining Her royal robe) – occurred TODAY, August 3, 2016 at 28 degrees of Leo, during the New Moon phase – where we initiate change, new beginnings, a rebirth of some sort!
  • Gate 2 – Sacral Chakra – The Gate of Creativity (regaining Her ankle bracelets) – will occur September 3, 2016 at 05 degrees Virgo, during the New Moon phase, 2 days AFTER the Solar Eclipse / New Moon at 09 degrees of Virgo 23′!
  • Gate 3 – Solar Plexus Chakra – The Gate of Personal Power (regaining Her ring of power) – will occur October 3, 2016 at 13 degrees of Scorpio, during the New Moon phase, 20 days after the Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon at 24 degrees of Pisces 13′!
  • Gate 4 – Heart Chakra – The Gate of Compassion (regaining Her breast plate) – will occur November 2, 2016 at 19 degrees of Sagittarius, during the New Moon phase.
  • Gate 5 – Throat Chakra – The Gate of Communication (regaining Her necklace) – will occur December 3, 2016 at 25 degrees of Capricorn, during the New Moon phase, just prior to the Crescent Moon phase (challenge/struggle between the New vs. the Old Ego-Self ways).
  • Gate 6 – Brow or 3rd Eye Chakra – The Gate of Perception (regaining Her royal staff) – will occur January 2, 2017 at 29 degrees of Aquarius, during the Crescent Moon phase.
  • Gate 7 – Crown Chakra – The Gate of Authority (regaining Her crown) – will occur January 31, 2017 at 28 degrees of Pisces, during the Crescent Moon phase, and 11 days prior to the Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon at 22 degrees Leo 34′!
  • Gate 8 – The Ascension Gate – Life by Intent – will occur February 28, 2017 at 13 degrees of Aries, during the New Moon phase, and 2 days after the Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 08 degrees of Pisces 09′!

Venus begins Her Rx phase in the evening sky March 3, 2017 at 13 degrees of Aries, and is Rx for 40 days, disappearing from the evening sky March 18, 2017 at 09 degrees of Aries. Then Venus travels with the Sun for 7-8 days, meeting with the Sun, exactly conjunct on March 25, 2017 at 05 degrees of Aries.

Venus emerges in the morning sky on March 31, 2017 at 01 degrees of Aries, as a whole NEW archetype of the Feminine – a.k.a the Heliacal Rise of Venus, and the start of a new 584-day cycle!

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New Larch Trees!

For YOU To Do Next: think back on your life since July 2015. What changes have YOU undergone, deep within? Perceive what YOU let go of, via each Gate / Moon phase / Chakra from September 10, 2015 until the ‘death by intent’ April 6, 2016. Here are some keywords about each Chakra’s energetic influence (according to the Chopra Centre), Within YOU:

  • Root Chakra: influences physical identity, stability and sense of safety; when blocked, you may experience lack of physical energy, a sense of being ungrounded.
  • Sacral Chakra: influences emotional identity, creativity and desire; when blocked, you may experience creative blocks, intimacy issues, inability to flow with change.
  •  Solar Plexus Chakra: influences ego identity, personal power, ambition; when blocked, you may experience low self-esteem, lack of willpower, fear of rejection.
  • Heart Chakra: influences social identity, love, relationships; when blocked, you may experience difficulty with relationships, lack of compassion, hopelessness.
  • Throat Chakra: influences self-expression, communication, integrity; when blocked, you may experience difficulty communicating your thoughts and speaking your truth.
  • Third Eye Chakra: influences self-reflection, intuition, clarity of sight; when blocked, you may experience difficulty making decisions, poor intuition, lack of inspiration.
  • Crown Chakra: influences self-knowledge, spirituality, connection to the Divine; when blocked, you may experience difficulty meditating, lack of spiritual connections, aimlessness.

You will ‘see’ how well each of your Chakras were already working prior to your descent to the Underworld between September 10, 2015 and April 6, 2016. As you look back in time, what did YOU Let Go Of along the way, during each of those Gates/Moon phases? Be it consciously or unconsciously?

Now ‘see’, as of TODAY: what you are REGAINING, via your Root Chakra/1st Gate of Manifestation, that you DID NOT HAVE or were BLOCKED from, back on September 10, 2015! Do you ‘see’ your Inner Self’s changes along the way? Do you ‘see’ your Inner Growth? Yay! THIS is what Venus’ Synodic Journey brings to the table within each of us.

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Nose Hill Vistas, July 2016

As you progress through the rest of the Gates between today and March 31, 2017, regaining more of what you TRULY wish for YOU, keep the following Leo Archetype symbolism (according to Shamanic Astrology) of Venus’ Synodic Journey since July 2015 in mind:

  • “Venus in Leo is not satisfied with simply surviving! Her impetus is directed to THRIVE, to gain MORE joy, pleasure, reward, love and acknowledgement!
  • Increasing our sense of Desire and Deserving of ALL good things!
  • Venus in Leo stokes the fire Within with added confidence, enthusiasm, optimism, and creative instinct.
  • Venus in Leo creates a time to renew our love affair with Self and with LIFE! This transit will prompt you to an Inner Search and Retrieve of the ‘good stuff’ that you may have forgotten or let go of before this cycle!
  • She will set the wheels in motion to awaken your sense of “I DESERVE!”, in turn launching the CREATE-IT Process! [I love how the Oprah/Deepak Chopra 21-day Meditation challenge this past month was ALL ABOUT Creativity, exactly setting us up for TODAY!]
  • When your sense of deserving is well-centred, a more fruitful stage is set for the calling forth of reward!”

We will learn to  embody the STRENGTH of both Mars and Saturn Rx within Sagittarius this  Moon cycle too – both part of our Inner support system. Leo rules the heart AND the back/spine – do you HAVE the backbone (aka strength) to ASK for (verbally, OUT LOUD) and CREATE what you heartfully WANT in your life? We require this, to CHOOSE from STRENGTH, rather from FEAR…from our own Higher Creative Self in other words.

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Prairie Wildflower, July 2016

This Moon cycle began with the Yod, Finger of God pointing to the Sun/Moon position in Leo. Today I want to mention the Mutable Grand Square within the upcoming Lion’s Gate Portal, August 8th – the day of Divine heartfelt downloads of messages for each of us, creating flowing solidness (backbone/spine) for each of us to stand up from Within, from the following planetary players:

  • Midheaven in Gemini: what information/data are you RECEIVING during this Lion’s Gate Portal timing? How does it serve you?
  • South Node and Neptune (Rx) in Pisces: retrieving and keeping the ‘gems’ of our Spiritual / Divine Self, AND archiving the old Drama Triangle/martyrdom roles we played so well…then IMAGINE to New Life you wish for yourself!
  • Mars and Saturn (Rx) in Sagittarius: what ACTION will you take, BE responsible for, OUT in the wider world? How will you seek your Higher Truth/Purpose – your role THIS lifetime? Take some time August 8th to look at the BIG PICTURE of your life to this point – where have you been? How have you travelled to this time and place since birth? What MORE do you desire to DO/BE/THINK/DESIRE? Can you ‘see’ what’s beckoning you on to Next Steps forward?
  • Mercury and North Node in Virgo: How, and what, are you deciding to BE of service with or for? How does this look different to where you were back in September? Any of the aforementioned – how is it BETTER, AUTHENTIC, TRUER for you now?

As I mentioned in the previous post about the New Moon in Leo, I feel Hilary Clinton’s very public rise to where she is now, running for the position as the next President of the United States, brings to mind a few things: does she have the heart for it? Does she have the backbone to do the job? And will she LEAD with HEART? Another key phrase that is Leo. What do the American people need more of? Hope for?

It will be interesting to see how Hilary herself undergoes this Gate, and the next 3 Gates, regaining her royal robe, ankle bracelet, ring of power and breast plate, respectively, between now and the US Election November 8th (which occurs during the 1st QTR Moon phase in Cancer – all about FAMILY, and a Crisis of Action to be taken to break the bindings of the Past in order to create CHANGE!). She and Queen Elizabeth are two different female leaders. Who comes from the heart, leading the way by standing true to her Inner Divine Feminine Power? And what changes will occur to both women/leaders between now and then?

What changes are YOU intending in your own life? I will remind each of us, during the coming Moon cycles and Eclipse timings, what we are REGAINING – women AND men! BE the CHANGE you want to SEE! Stay tuned…

Blessed BE!

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

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, July 2016, Nose Hill Park, Calgary, AB Canada

Balsamic Moon in Aries – O My!

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Hi All,

A quick run-down of this last Moon phase of the Moon cycle begun May 6th – is it just me or has this Moon cycle seemed to be 5 years long?

At 3:35p MDT today the Moon entered the Balsamic Moon phase at 26 degrees Aries 48′ AND held hands with Eris and Uranus (both sitting at 23 degrees Aries) with Ceres (ability to nurture) and the Vertex (Fated & Destined) both at 17 degrees Aries. We are being asked, during this phase, to Let Go of something we’ve held dear for a very long time. Something that speaks of our Independent nature, our need to BE ME, no matter what! Some aspect of the Ego-Self that no longer captures the True Essence of ME (as in you, and you and you…). We need to make space for that Authentic Self to show more fully now.

Aries’ cardinal fire nature brings in the NEW instinctual energy to Assert positive Action in some regard. To BE original, ME, and Pioneer a new path Within to show where I/you need to head, Without, soon enough.

DSC04467Now Eris beckons us to ‘see’ what we’ve been IGNORING about our True Nature, what we’ve been reluctant to ask to the party that is our self-identity. Holding hands with Uranus, fast, out-of-normal-bounds and out-of-left field events, actions and circumstances are afoot. Hang on to something solid folks!

BE aware of YOUR OWN NATURE – see that you are grounded and centred at all times. There is a storm-a-brewing. Watch out for Impatience, Aggressive Behaviour, downright Anger at times – due to either the World is turning TOO FAST or NOT FAST ENOUGH! It depends upon YOUR NATURE.

The heat is definitely turned way way up now – accelerated MOTION forward on so many levels! Add to this mix – Pluto, now Rx (retrograde) within Capricorn, exactly squaring both Ceres and the Vertex, and still squaring the Eris and Uranus. All of this brings HUGE tension and stress deep Within the Self to Transform our Ego’s need for Power and Control! Let. GO. Is what the Balsamic Moon phase is asking of us now. Let. GO:

  • Of the Past – you are in the NOW, headed for your Future…
  • Of Needing Immediate Results – Ego-brain checklist of To Do’s don’t count anymore…
  • Of people, groups, beliefs, mindsets – whatever/whomever has been HOLDING YOUR TRUE NATURE back! Just let go of their hands – you will be okay, I promise!
  • Aries rules the Head – let off steam via moving your physical body, and/or visualize flipping the top off your Crown Chakra area (top of the head) to let the steam out naturally. If you’ve been experiencing headaches, migraines, tension in the jaws or ears – this lets off the energetic pressures amazingly well. Yoga poses, massage, shiatsu, acupuncture – all great ways to release this need to PUSH FORWARD, NOW DAMMIT! Go for a walk around the block then around the block again – whatever works for you.

NOW is not the time – BE Patient, BREATHE, BREATHE and BREATHE some more. The Dance between Uranus and Eris will culminate just after the New Moon (June 6th actually) as they connect EXACTLY – BOOM! This will occur again in September and then March, 2017. It is a culmination of the dance they’ve been doing since Eris entered Aries back in 1927. I expect some amazing thunderstorms between now and then, figuratively and actually. Every 500 years Eris and Uranus connect within Aries – bringing equal quantities of New and Not So Hot to the table, globally, personally.

Look in your charts to see where Aries resides – this is the area of your life where CHANGE is coming, Big Time! Swiftly and Out of Left Field! BE PREPARED to move once you ‘see’ your way forward, the Action you’ve been seeking for many months will be revealed. Yay!

capricornsymbolCheck where you have Capricorn (17 degrees) – this is the jumping off point of Pluto’s need to transform something re: material gain, goal-setting, climbing Higher than you ever expected or imagined – only IF you Let. GO. Allow the build-up of tensions and stress within to DO something ABOUT IT (whatever IT is in your life) in a GROUNDED and Centred way – THINK before you LEAP. Just saying…

It may seem like a combination of a vortex + hurricane + no oxygen + free fall all at the same time. Breathe, walk, jog, look yourself in the eyes in a mirror and SMILE. You are ON Track, and In Time. Trust in You and your instinctual/intuitive nature. Always and in All Ways.

Blessed BE!

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

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff (nature pics) otherwise Dover Astro Glyphs

Thought of the Day…

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else             – Judy Garland

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Tree Seedlings & New Leaf Growth 2016

Balsamic Moon phase today since 9:46a MDT – at 28 degrees Pisces – what are you leaving behind this Moon cycle that no longer supports the  New You emerging forth? What holds your Ego-self/Mind within the throes of fear and resistance?

Breathe, look, listen…let go and move along onto your Destined Path of Light…

Blessed BE!

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

Photo credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, April 29, 2016

The T-Square to Pluto…

DSC04217Thought I’d post more information on the T-square to Pluto from Uranus in opposition to Mars that we’ve been experiencing within this current Moon cycle that began December 11th.

Pluto likes to transform our Ego-Shadow fear desires into emPOWERment rather than the power/control issues we usually allow to run amok within us (and attract TO us for further growth).

Pluto is assisted by Pallas, feminine asteroid Wisdom/Warrior Goddess who ensures we play our parts to BE in the moment, stand up for ourselves and do so WITH compassion using our creative intuitive skills. This also means WITHIN ourselves – feeding our Ego-Shadow much-needed LOVE, COMPASSION, and ACCEPTANCE…in order to heal its need to CONTROL some part of our lives that truly wants to be freed, let out of jail so-to-speak!

Let’s break this down a bit further:

  • Pluto and Pallas, holding hands, working together within the cardinal earth sign of 14 degrees of Capricorn, as the apex of this T-square formation. There are 2 other planets, Mars and Uranus, sitting in opposition to one another, AND at the same time, are each squaring to where Pluto/Pallas sit. What does this cause? Mucho stress and tension WITHIN each of us to LET GO of something that has been DISemPOWERing each of us for a long long long time.
  • Mars, sitting in cardinal air of 16 degrees of Libra, asks for ACTION re: more equal, harmonious and peaceful relationships/partnerships (including the one with your INNER self!). Asserting rather than aggression, WITH Compassion and Love (Libra) to create BEAUTY within each relationship or partnership you currently have and intend to have in future.
  • Uranus has been journeying through yet another cardinal sign, Aries, since March 13, 2011, asking all of us to be more FREE TO BE ME persons, instinctively asserting our space in a NEW (cardinal) way that INDIVIDUATES me from you and you and you. This does not mean I am an island (nor any of you); it is all about BEing My Truest ME I can BE, AND without hurting or disallowing anyone else to BE THEIR Truest ME at the same time! It will be 5 years that we’ve worked on this project – how is it going for you? Do you ‘see’ positive changes Within, that have affected your relationships and partnerships Without? BE honest now…
  • Uranus creates Unexpected Change that can put us on different tracks of Life compared to where we thought we’d be heading. Currently sitting at 16 degrees of Aries, he is in opposition to Mars, God of War. Decision is yours: are you going to DO battle with yourself and/or others, or perhaps ASSERT your needs more lovingly to self and  others, hence CREATING the change your Soul wishes for you now? Hhhhmmmm…war vs. loving change…
  • The more LOVING we are to necessary change Within, we create it automatically Without, within our relationships, partnerships, work and Life as a whole. Otherwise, CHANGE will be BROUGHT to us Unexpectedly in ways we have NO control over – a heart attack, an accident, someone dying – that will bring us INTO the area of CHANGE for us. Kind of like that Tower card in the Tarot – chaos and rubble ensue if we don’t make our own conscious free will choice.
  • Once we create that ‘AND’ between Mars and Uranus, then we create positive energy that connects to Pluto/Pallas for emPOWERment for All! Or, if we decide to miss this Golden Opportunity to allow IN much-needed Change, well, the next round gets that much more challenging….just saying…
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Pallas – Athena via Wikipedia

Pallas was the Patron of the Arts and also known as the Goddess of Health. Her wisdom, being helpful and objective brings forth the much-needed FEMININE power energy to HEAL that which is out of balance (Libra) Within each of us. Together with Pluto, they look for ways to HEAL us through to the other side. And we can do so gracefully or kicking and screaming along the way. Our choice is up to each of us. What’s yours?

Look into your charts to see what House of Life Experience Pluto/Pallas sit at 14 degrees of Capricorn, then how they squarely face Mars at 16 degrees of Libra and Uranus opposite at 16 degrees of Aries. What are the themes of Life these Houses represent for you? This indicates where your Life requires much-needed Balance (Libra) AND knowing who you Truly are to take Action as You (Aries) which in turn brings emPOWERment whilst building or rebuilding (depends on how much chaos has been created so far) your material gain base here on out.

Think of the Mountain Goat (Capricorn) – how will he/she scarper further UP the mountain if he/she has no idea

  1. WHO he/she is…or
  2. WHERE he/she wants to go…or
  3.  WHAT he/she wants for themselves in future?

In other words: what new structures need to be built via long-term goal-setting that support YOU and who you ARE and what you NEED, now and in the future? If you don’t know, how will the Universe provide opportunities, connections, and cash along the way to support it all?

Today, Friday, we are still within the Balsamic Moon phase – Letting Go to make space for the New seed of the next New Moon tomorrow night. What will you consciously LET GO OF from your Inner World’s “I need to keep all of this in control and within MY power!” that really keeps you

  • In the dark…
  • In a jail cell…of your own making…
  • And in the same old same old place, yet again?

BE the Mountain Goat and ‘see’ Higher Potential beckoning you to carry on in a NEW direction/path/route (Capricorn). Drink some more courage (Aries) if need be AND Love the process of this journey (Libra). Ask for help (Libra) don’t go it 100% alone (Aries) then you are able to BUILD a better future NOW for the Good of All (Capricorn).

Blessed BE!

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

Photo Credits: by Laurie Rae Rezanoff or as stated in picture caption

Balsamic Moon + Venus + Comet…

I will keep this short and as sweet as I can – stay tuned for the New Moon post in a wee while!

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Scorpion of Scorpio

The Balsamic Moon phase began @ 4:30a MST December 6th at 00 degrees of Scorpio (!!) AND Venus (planet of our Desires – what I call our Desire Body) passed right in front of the Moon – both in Scorpio. Meanwhile, Comet Catalina whizzed by…and I channeled this message:

Comet Catalina brings in a piece of LIGHT into our Shadow Darkness. Venus is our Desire Body, and she impregnated our Emotional Body (Moon) with an upload of Love, Harmony and Balance to ensure a more EQUAL relationship within each of us TO our Shadow Selves. Therefore, this Balsamic Moon @ 00 degrees of Scorpio began a brand NEW cycle with New Beginnings deep Within of how we emotionally, deeply and passionately work BOTH our Inner Light and Inner Shadow, relating to, and with, one another! “As Within, So Without. As Above, So Below.” Blessed BE!

This whole Moon cycle, that began in Scorpio, has been about the following:

  • Meeting our Shadow selves…
  • LOVING our Shadow selves…
  • Working WITH our Shadow selves, blending it with our Soul self, for now on….no more either/or.
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Lake Siskiyou, Mt Shasta, Sept 2011

With the Balsamic Moon phase almost at a close, do you now ‘see’ your WHOLE self and Love it all? The Light and the Dark, equally? Most of us underwent huge fear issues that needed to be seen, heard and healed. This week, we ‘see’, decide, and take on NEW ways of meeting our Dark/Shadow self, working with that self, and loving it, for now on.

A reminder for everyone of the 4 Stages of Scorpio listed below. Where are you now during, and after, this Moon cycle?

  1. SCORPION: Ego and power issues reside here. The lesson is to give up the need to emotionally control people. The Saboteur archetype according to Robert Ohotto, Astrologer in Denver, CO. The Scorpion must go through people’s Egos in order to get what they truly want; therefore our irrational actions can sabotage us.
  2. SNAKE: Here we start asking, “Why do I do this?” which helps to get the answers to our self-sabotaging by reflecting on our behaviour to ‘see’ the same pattern we repeat time and again. Sometimes we will need to go see a counselor or psychologist for deeper assistance for this conscious development.
  3. EAGLE: here we come into Witness Consciousness – we need to Emotionally BE there with and for ourselves, AND, at the same time, NOT emotionally REACT! Here, like the Eagle, we still need to hunt for food, via a conscious ferociousness, and find we cannot control things or outcomes. This IS the power level.
  4. PHOENIX: here we finally arrive at the Master level (mastering our Ego-self). The Eagle bursts into flame and becomes the Phoenix, rising from the ashes of what WAS, leaving survival instinct and raw power. For example: Instinct lead Jesus to hang on the cross, and He was afraid, yet He did it anyway!

The other Scorpion Archetypes are:

  • Alchemist
  • Healer
  • Avenger
  • Researcher
  • Therapist
  • Psychic
  • Historian
  • Extremist
  • Guide
  • Destroyer
  • Detective, and
  • Saboteur – where are YOU? Who are You? I see a combination of several in me!

We all have Scorpio somewhere in our birth charts. We ALL undergo an never-ending cycle of Life-Death-Rebirth within Scorpio, arising from the ashes (or not) each time, just in time to dive deeper for yet another level of Inner consciousness-raising, over our lifetime.

Phoenix and stars

Phoenix and Stars

Where Scorpio is located within your chart is where you become reborn, over and over, in that part of your life. For me, I have half of Scorpio in my 3rd House of siblings, communication, how I learn/think/reason. I have 2 planets and my North Node herein, hence my detective/researcher/historian/psychic/healer archetypes! The other half resides in my 4th House of Home and Hearth – how I nurture self, where I physically live, and how I live my private life. Where is your Scorpio? And do you LOVE this part of yourself, now?

Blessed BE!

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

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, nature pic; all else Google Images

 

An End Of A Cycle…

Sheep River, AB Thanksgiving Weekend 2015

Sheep River, AB Thanksgiving Weekend 2015

During the end phase of this Moon cycle! We’ve been experiencing the Balsamic Moon phase since November 7th at 8:00a MST. It brings us an opportunity to LET GO of whatever it is we’ve learned from, and about ourselves, since October 12th’s New Moon, that no longer works for us or within us. This is what Moon cycles do – offer opportunities to further our Self/Soul growth via awareness of what is getting in the way of BEing our true authentic self.

As of Saturday morning the Moon entered the waning Crescent phase (aka Balsamic Moon) at 29 degrees of Virgo 52′. Another indication we are completing a cycle is that 29th degree!

We began this Moon cycle in Virgo, and now we are definitely COMPLETING and closing – something! How many of you have had the urge to clear out closets, drawers, catch up on housework/homework/classwork/business work, especially those inconvenient small spaces/pieces we tend to “get to next time”? Virgo’s mutable earth energy compels us to perfect our processes, organize/reorganize, and “get to work” on some project(s) we’ve been putting off before now. All of a sudden we are focused, energized and ready to “take it on” – whatever IT may be.

Autumn Plums & Leaves October 2015

Autumn Plums & Leaves October 2015

BE aware of what you are letting go of. Thank this part of you for ALL its lessons that have brought you here to this moment of Self/Soul growth! Yay! It could be there are physical things leaving your life, or ways of working at home or in the office, or how you’ve been looking after the health of your physical body. BE aware of your NEW self that is shedding a coat or skin that no longer feels comfortable, let alone YOU! Yay!

The other cycle that has ENDED is the Age of Pisces, creating space for us to totally dive into our Aquarian/Leonine aspects of Self/Soul within the Age of Aquarius! Yay! We’ve been extremely busy these past several decades, and especially since 12-12-12, to LET GO of that Drama Triangle of victim/rescue(r)/persecute/or of Poor Me, O Woe Is Me etc etc. That is in our past now.

How many of you have seen the multitude of adult-oriented colouring books in every store/bookstore to be found? Yet another indication that the Leo component (opposite sign to Aquarius) is now blending itself in with HOW we are BEing our true individual selves, humanitarians and creating new groups and allies as we BECOME our Future Selves (Aquarius).

Sheep River Bed, October 2015

Sheep River Bed, October 2015

Leo rules the heart and back and spine. Any physical issues there for anyone? Hhhhmmmm….this indicates some resistance from the Ego-self re: opening our hearts to NEW creativity/creative pursuits, allowing IN more fun and play, and romance anyone? Leo wants to SHINE its Inner Light out for all to see. Of course some may take this a bit too far – drama Queen/King can come to mind (!!) yet allowing this aspect of your Inner Child out to play is way okay.

How many of you are noticing a return to playing card and board games? BEing with family, friends and groups of people to just BE with one another, playing like children? Another indication of how well we are now blending and weaving in the Leo in this Aquarian Age. Yay!

We have ALL done a LOT of work these past Moon cycles, Letting GO of our emotional attachments to the past, past lives, and past Ages. I tell you now, if you’ve been weeping or crying a wee bit, especially this Moon cycle, you are not alone! And you are right on Time, in Divine Timing, tapping to the Pisces aspect of this Virgo Moon cycle (Pisces is the opposite sign to Virgo). More and more I will be indicating how well we are blending and weaving IN the opposite signs – BOTH bring awareness – BOTH bring opportunity to “see” our polar opposites (within and without).

Gibbous Moon and Orb Aug 28, 2015

Gibbous Moon and Orb Aug 28, 2015

The next New Moon cycle begins Wednesday. Between now and then, BE aware of what no longer works for you, within you, and around you. BE aware of your processes – BEing in an rut is also an indicator. I find it fascinating how WHAT WE LEARN about Self/Soul from one Moon phase to the next, we may decide to bring that seed of knowingness WITH us into the next NEW MOON seed of unrealized potential, planting new intentions for FURTHER Self/Soul growth in future cycles.

Or we can be okay with where we are at, for now, with whatever we’ve learned of  our-Self/Soul, with intention to return to that awareness in some future Moon cycle and Moon phase. Because, really, if you think about it, we are all undergoing a continuous CYCLE of CREATING new Intentions for further Self/Soul growth with every passing Moon cycle, phase and daily habit we experience between now and meeting up with our Future Self/Soul somewhere soon, along our respective paths down here on Earth….

Blessed BE!

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

Photo credits: All nature ones were taken by Laurie Rae Rezanoff

 

Grand Trine of Fire Activations

New Moon / Solar Eclipse Rainbow Sept 13, 2015

New Moon / Solar Eclipse Rainbow Sept 13, 2015

Yesterday, September 20th, the Moon activated (the first of the three points) of the planetary formation called a Grand Trine (triangle) in Fire signs that was already in this New Moon cycle’s chart. The Fire element is all about inSPIRed Action – In Spirit action – to create something new in your life, coming from your Spiritual Body of yourself.

As the Moon transits through the signs, via its phases, it triggers the activation of inSPIRed action within you. Yesterday the Moon conjuncted Pallas at 18 degrees of Sagittarius, which in turn activated the Grand Trine formation connecting Pallas to Uranus Rx in Aries and Venus in Leo. Look at your birth charts to see where the mid degrees of these three fire signs reside. This is where in your life you will feel inSPIRed to take action towards your Life Purpose (Sagittarius), Free to BE ME (Aries), and to Create something and lead with it (Leo).

Grand Trine formation

Grand Trine formation

Today at 3:00a MDT we entered the 1st QTR Moon phase @ 28 degrees of Sagittarius, 04′ – conjunct the Galactic Centre! This means we will be receiving downloads of inSPIRation from our Galactic selves, re: our true Life Purpose down here on Earth. It may be a clarifying inspired moment, or a unifying inspired moment, or a confirmation of what you already know to be true. Sagittarius is all about our beliefs, having faith in self and our purpose of BEing here on Earth. Coupled with all the Virgo activations between the two eclipses, question is: How does your Life Purpose jive with how you are BEing of Service? Are they one and the same, or different?

We can volunteer and work our Life Purpose in that area of life, or combine the two via the work we are paid to do by others using our service or product. Pallas (Athena in Greek mythology) is one of four Feminine dwarf planets, orbiting between Jupiter and Mars. She represents Wisdom and Warrior, having sprung fully grown, and armed, from the brow of Jupiter (Zeus). She became the protectress of those in battle, using her compassionate wisdom to teach merciful justice and peaceful resolution of disputes.

Pallas is also the Patron of the Arts, giving many creative gifts to humankind, and the Goddess of Health. She represents the creative, intelligent woman using the feminine wisdom principles of receiving in equal measure to giving, via intuitive knowing and wise counsel. Pallas in your birth chart signifies how you serve or care for others, using healing techniques that integrate the mind and body (think yoga, reiki, cranial sacral to name a few) without a lot of emotional attachment. So either you are the practitioner teaching/giving these healing modalities or you actively seek them out to experience and practice within your own life.

Pallas - Athena via Wikipedia

Pallas – Athena via Wikipedia

Pallas also indicates interest in the pattern and structure of things, therefore the ability to strategize and perceive intuitively and creatively. Mercury being Rx (Retrograde) right now will assist in this intuitive/creative mindset more easily this Moon cycle, showing us how we use our right-brain vs. left-brain logical side.

In between the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse and Disseminating Moon phases – September 28th – the Moon will activate Uranus Rx at 19 degrees of Aries. Find where Uranus Rx is transiting your birth chart right now (not far behind transiting Eris!) bringing Unexpected Change into your life, via deep instinctual needs to BE ME (your true individual self vs. going along with the crowd). Uranus out-pictures with original thoughts and actions, that stem from YOUR self-identity, not someone else.

The last activation will occur October 7th, in between the Last QTR and Balsamic Moon phases, with Venus transiting at 15 degrees of Leo. Here we lead with our creative hearts, with fun and play in mind, to SHINE our desires out into the world. Venus represents our Desire Body – what we TRULY like and love, and how well we attract these things, people and circumstances into our lives. Within Leo, Venus truly brings out the Romantic Love aspect, so there can be connections created (via Mercury Rx’s socializing / partnering) of new, or the return of old, flames.

Twirling Leaf in Mid Air, Beach Estates Park, 2011

Twirling Leaf in Mid Air, Beach Estates Park, 2011

Remember, each activation of this Grand Trine automatically activates the other two arms of it at the same time. The point of activation is the root inSPIRed action, that sends out impulses to the other two areas too. Think of this Grand Trine formation as a love-line of connection between three planets that are currently moving through the fire signs, collectively asking us to trigger much-needed Soul/spiritual change AND action within our lives. Allow the creativity of these timings to unfold as they will, without controlling outcomes with expectations. Allow the gifts of the Universe to BE received as you sense how to ACT via creation.

Before I leave this post, I wanted to say OMG! with what the world has already experienced since the New Moon/Solar Eclipse began September 13th: the massive exodus of people fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq into Europe (the largest since WWII) and the 8.3 magnitude earthquake in Chile. All before the Crescent Moon phase of September 17th. It will be interesting to see what other inSPIRed changes occur within Earth and on top of it before this hyper-active Moon cycle completes itself October 12th.

Blessed BE!

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

Photo Credits: Nature & Chart pics are mine; all others via Wikipedia

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