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New Moon in Sagittarius: Seeking Spiritual Connection or Drama?

Tomorrow, Friday December 7th, 2018 at 12:20 am MST we experience the beginning of another Moon cycle – New Moon phase begins – when the Moon and Sun sit together at the same celestial coordinates of 15 degrees of Sagittarius 07′.

Saturn Turns Retrograde April 5 - August 25, 2017Sagittarius is our mutable fire sign – going with the flow – of INSPIRed creative action (in-spirit) – as we determine our INTENTIONS for this Moon cycle. The Arrow of the Sagittarius glyph signifies our Quest of Purpose: “Why am I here? What IS my purpose? What have I to offer in the outer world, beyond my locale?”

New Moon in Gemini: Connections & NegotiationsThe mutable sign of Gemini is the opposite sign to Sagittarius, signifying our locale – people we live with, interact with, grew up with (siblings, neighbours, long-time family friends) and the merchants/retail stores we visit on a regular basis. People who we speak with, locally.

This New Moon cycle, beginning tomorrow, brings us closer to the global connections of our respective worlds. What are you intending, as next steps, to be OUT in the larger world? Where are you headed? What are you wishing to learn?

IMG_9914Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter (also currently in Sagittarius!) and resides in the 9th House of WE SPEAK within the natural wheel of the zodiac. The themes for Sagittarius (as put forth by Jan Spiller’s New Moon Astrology) are:

  • Your Quest for Truth: searching for answers to answer “Why am I here? What’s my purpose?” via religion, praying/meditating via higher guidance, going to places of worship, being frank and honest, directly discussing your quest with others. Any or all of these come into play during this Moon cycle. Interesting that we will experience the most popular religious time of year – Christmas. How meaningful is this time of year for you – especially this year? What will you explore further, as your quest for truth?
  • Peace of Mind: found in Nature as you connect Without, to listen Within, for guidance from Above. Listen for and follow your intuitive knowing. What are the subtle whisperings from your Higher Self saying?
  • Travel/Freedom/Adventure: many people travel to warmer climes this time of year to embrace the Sun/warmth/solar fire, escaping the reality of -23 degrees C with the windchill mornings up here in Canada (or colder!). Spontaneity, seeking adventure, having positive expectations of the long-distance and perhaps foreign travel, to EXPLORE other cultures, religions, sacred spaces – to perhaps FIND or SEE Yourself mirrored there. “Why am I here? What’s my purpose?”
  • Legal Issues: Sagittarius rules attorneys, lawsuits, ethics, morality, conscience and court proceedings – anything to do with the Law of the Land. With Mercury about to  Station Direct at 27 degrees of Scorpio (yay! Mercury Rx is almost over!) Expect the Unexpected from planned events, previous discussions, misinterpreted conversations, and delays in usual straightforward motion and contracts. Revisit previously agreed-upon strategies – you may find items previously missed!
  • Faith & Optimism: there are times in our lives – usually around the holidays with family gatherings, to-ing and fro-ing the house/office parties – where our Faith can be tested – especially with thoughts of loved ones passed on, feeling lonely for their hugs, voices, laughter – missing the people who are no longer with us. And there is that generous spirit of giving, perhaps having the good luck to afford presents this year when in previous years, not so much. And gallantry – wherefore art thou? LOL! The optimism can also turn into wishful thinking/hoping – ensure you have a good dose of reality mixed into all of this…
  • Finding Solutions: through mentors who’ve been there done that before you, connecting with Higher Education institutions (colleges, universities) if your search for your Higher Truth takes you onto a different life path, seeking the philosophy that calls to your heart and soul as you seek the answers your soul/spirit quest. All in aid of finding the solutions to wherever it is YOU ARE NOW.
  • Overcoming Excess: here we encounter that over-optimistic faith that “If I buy this now, I’ll be able to pay off my credit card next year!” How many years has the consumerism in the larger world brought us to our knees as the colder January snows and temperatures show up? Watch out for shortcuts that end up creating worse scenarios, being self-righteous about ill-fated decisions, making assumptions, excesses and extravagance, blunt communication and Pollyanna approaches. BE TRUTHFUL as to your INSPIRed Actions – coming from your Soul/Spirit Self or Ego’s need to other than itself? These are the pitfalls of Jupiter/Sagittarius…
  • Physical Health Ruled by Sagittarius: hips, liver, sciatica, thighs and upper legs. These are the areas of the physical body that will ‘speak to you’ via pain, accidents, the need for exercise (vs. excess!) that will be carried forward into the New Year if we’re not looking at the bigger picture…take those walks, jog, ski, skate, dance, hike – do whatever it is you need to do – drink more water vs. spirits (!) – to flush those toxins out. Visit the people who can help you determine the Higher Truth of what may already be going sideways in your physical body. Why wait for 2019? DO IT NOW!

Scorpio Full Moon: Facing Our Fears of Worth + ValueThe Sabian Symbol (from The Sabian Symbols as an Oracle by Lynda Hill & Richard Hill) for this New Moon’s celestial longitude:

  • Symbol: SEAGULLS FLY AROUND A SHIP LOOKING FOR FOOD
  • Key Wisdom: This pictures a situation of dependence and sometimes co-dependence. Don’t look to others or have others look to you for opportunities and nourishment, for you may miss your chance of being creative and independent. Who’s looking for scraps? Are they worth it? Diminishing your essential worth while trying to please a specific need. LOSING SIGHT OF ALTERNATIVE POSSIBILITIES.
  • Shadow: Waiting for scraps that may not even be worth it or may not ever come.

In other words: LOOK for YOUR HIGHER PURPOSE – no one else will or can do it for you! Seek that which calls out from your heart of hearts. BE optimistic that yes, you WILL find that pot of gold at the end of your Life Path’s rainbow. And it won’t be found if you don’t MOVE yourself, TAKE ACTION, in some regard. Sagittarius mutable fire – go WITH the flow AND ensure it’s the flow YOU wish to go with! Not someone else’s! Heed your own Inner Call!

This New Moon (Sun + Moon) position will create some stress and tension, Within, from the help of Mars + Chiron, both within the mutable water sign of PISCES – our Spiritual connection. Mars wants to take assertive Action AND Chiron wishes to HEAL the pain and/or Drama you’ve been carrying Within (be it physically, emotionally, mentally and/or spiritually). Yes: GO WITH THE FLOW and SEEK YOUR SPIRITUAL HIGHER SELF / TRUTH / PURPOSE – in every Action, Prayer, Decision, Conversation, Book, Person, Video you encounter – between Friday December 7th and January 4th, 2019! Let go of the victim/rescue me/I feel persecuted or bullied roles of that Drama Triangle – step OFF this triangle by going Within, Seek your Higher Self, and Listen to your Heart. With Love, Faith & Optimism – look for the signs and symbols of this season to help you to Keep on Keeping On!

MERRY MERRY – Happy Christmas to One & All – Blessed BE – Namaste

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

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff

Mercury Rx: Seeker of Fears or Fearful Seeking?

We’ve been in the Pre-Mercury Rx (retrograde) Shadow timing since October 28th, when Mercury, moving Direct, entered 13 degrees of Scorpio 18′ of celestial longitude.

143The actual Mercury Rx timing? November 17th until December 4th as Mercury Stations Rx at 13 degrees of Sagittarius 29′ to go back over ground he already covered, Directly, since October 28th! Which means we have a chance for a do-over – of conversations, decisions, thoughts, deeds – a chance to say what we truly meant but feared to say, or a chance to explain in more depth (especially when Mercury returns back into Scorpio!) what we truly felt.

I love Mercury Rx because of all of the following:

  • People from our past show up – they find us on FB or Instagram – to reconnect, complete unfinished business, rekindle a relationship – whatever it is, it will be timely.
  • Expect the Unexpected AND information you didn’t know you needed to know! It makes me laugh as I look for this each Mercury Rx period (this includes the pre/post Shadow timings too!). And yes, those twists and turns of unexpected change – to plans, conversations, computer glitches (in the office/vehicle/phone), thoughts – trouble-shooting ideas abound that didn’t surface before now.
  • Great time to re-organize! Closets, drawers, garages, offices, rooms – move that furniture around into a new grouping – go for it! See how creative and outside-the-box your thoughts go! Allow it! Go for it! I already said that, didn’t I? You’ll find it easier now to decide on what goes where.
  • Double/Triple-Check Contracts – be they legal, for real estate, work-related, a new Will or Living Will – anything that could/may bite you in the bum weeks, months, even years down the road. This is where Mercury Rx can be the Gift that Keeps on Giving – in a not so jovial way –  down the road. I kid you not – I have stories to tell…forewarned is forearmed…ensure everything is IN THERE – and read it ALL yourself – don’t assume it has been done and dusted as requested. Check all the i’s and t’s…
  • Mercury is taking a logic vacation – and is now hiding out in your Right Brain of creativity, fun & play, being jovial and less Type A, eh? Take advantage of this while Mercury plays in Sagittarius – expanding your mind to seek your higher purpose – why am I here? What IS IT I am supposed to be doing at this time of life? Where will I travel to next in the world?
  • When Mercury Rx returns to Scorpio – well I lied there a bit didn’t I? Yes with the current New Moon beginning in Scorpio, and now Mercury will go back into Scorpio too (as of November 30-December 12th) – therefore expect those deeply darkly thoughts / fears from the Ego-self to surface up from the deep-seated emotional waters of your Emotional Body – there’s a reason, a season and a happenstance here folks! Look for the clues, the secrets that were hiding there all this time – time to be MINDFUL of what your Inner Talk is doing to you, Mentally, and Emotionally! Time to clean house – mentally/emotionally – while Jupiter helps us move our Physical Bodies more! Cool planetary collective we have going here!

Sunrise2While Mercury is in Sagittarius – we’ll be mindfully seeking our purpose and truth for why we are here. Philosophically, in conversation, writing, speaking, connecting via social media – why ARE you here? ARE YOU TRUTHFULLY FULFILLING YOUR PURPOSE? Lots to mull over – and chat about with others. Religious conversations, spiritual conversations, esoteric ones too. Those BIG QUESTIONS that require DEEP ANSWERS – which is where Scorpio comes in – to dive deeply to ROOT CAUSES of fears, avoidance, denials, secrets – whatever research/investigation you need to do – do it. Could be a genealogy piece here too, come to think of it! Is it a family secret that comes up out of the blue, Unexpectedly? Hhhhhmmmm….

Don’t Worry – Be Happy! LOL! Enjoy the ride! The POST-Mercury Rx Shadow timing will take us right up to Christmas Eve – yes, December 24th – so keep track of your receipts, all that spending – try to keep it from being excessive! Both Mercury Rx + Jupiter entering Sagittarius – there can be excessive spending, eating, gambling, doing, traveling – so know that you need to keep an eye on all of this while Making Merry!

Enjoy!

Namaste

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

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff / Michaella Rezanoff + Dover Electronic Clip Art

New Moon in Gemini: Connections & Negotiations

This next Moon cycle begins tomorrow, Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 1:45p MDT with both the Moon and the Sun sitting at the cosmic longitude of 04 degrees of Gemini 47′. As I write this post, we here in Calgary are experiencing extremely high winds and driving rain showers. I predict more high wind days to occur throughout this Moon cycle as Gemini is the mutable air sign of our Zodiac.

Gemini brings forth that need for chattiness, conversations, networking, connecting the dots between data, information and people through technology. Look to see where the coordinates for this New Moon reside in your chart – this is the House that will be activated for this Moon cycle’s journey through your emotional / intuitional and mental aspects of your daily habits.

How connected are you to your brain/mind, ruled by Mercury who rules both Gemini and Virgo? And how often does your mind/Ego-brain over-ride your emotional needs, intuitional insights and physical body’s needs? You will find out soon enough.

The Moon, in Gemini, this cycle, will remind you, often, that there truly is a need to ‘see’ BOTH sides now! Gemini’s glyph are the Twins – mirror images of one another. Some say, “The little angel on one shoulder and the little devil on the other!” What will be mirrored back to you this time? More of the little devil (what your Ego wants) or more of the little angel (what your true Inner self/soul wants)?

Remember: we have all just walked up to the 2nd Gate of our descending journey into the Underworld via Venus as of the Balsamic Moon phase, at 16 degrees of Aries 41′ that began on May 22nd. This Gate entry requested that we remove our Royal Staff via our Brow or 3rd Eye Chakra. Here we are relinquishing our PERCEPTION of our Inner and Outer worlds, as we have known them to be until now. Venus brings us closer to our truest heart’s desires of our emotional natures. The Moon dovetails with Venus to bring us into contact, monthly, how we truly FEEL, how well we listen to and follow our INTUITION, and then how our DAILY HABITS of these interactions need to be updated to reflect where we are truly residing, Within, now. Is there distortion between your Inner You and what you’re attracting from Without?

Gemini, ruled by Mercury (which resides at 10 degrees of Taurus 44′ for this Moon cycle) brings forth more themes to be dealt with, quite sensuously/with ALL senses coming to the table to feast on any or all of the following:

  • Movement and Activity: locally, neighbourly, with those you live with, your siblings and local merchants you shop from. Here the interactions are more lively, chatty and information is passed on that is required. This also includes more local travel in and around where you live.
  • How You Learn: what is it that you wish to learn at this time? A new piece of software, or lessons you’ve been putting off taking/completing before now? How you learn and how much you wish to take in, and why, are part of this theme. Are a visual learner? Learn by doing? Learn by reading, or instruction? Or a combination of all?
  • Updating Communication Skills: especially these days of Social Media + Coffee Chats (aka information gathering interviews) for job-seekers and salespeople alike. How well do you interact with others? Do you need to upgrade these skills? What have you been meaning to say, and didn’t quite have the proper delivery or words to communicate yourself as authentically as you wished? Perhaps it isn’t how you speak – it could be more of how well you are listening to others, taking in their subtle meanings, in order to come to a consensus.
  • Logic and Cleverness/ Socially at Ease: being the life of the party isn’t always what others want to hear. Do we use this tactic to overcome inward insecurity about being up close and personal with others? When do you use this cleverness – to manipulate, to over-power? If you are ill at ease, perhaps others are too. Intimidation doesn’t mend fences – it electrifies them.
  • Daily Interactions: what are your motivations for speaking with others? When do you feel open and when do you feel closed-off? Ask yourself, why? What’s going on INSIDE, Within yourself. How are you FEELING? What’s your INTUITION telling you? Are you listening?
  • Stay Calm + Carry On! Have you seen these t-shirts with various slogans on them? Something brought forth in England during the World Wars of last century. Mental stress and anxiety go hand in hand with being social. More so these days – I wonder why? More people would rather chat with one another via their devices than face-to-face. Notice how The Twins of Gemini are face-to-face? Interesting, that. Makes me wonder if the upsurge in Coffee Chats is here to get the younger folk away from their devices and into the world of personal interactions? REAL conversations, in the moment, face-to-face. Who have you been avoiding, personally, not wanting to have that all important face-time with?
  • PHYSICALLY, Gemini Rules: the hands, wrists, arms and shoulders, hay fever, lungs and breathing, and the nervous system. Note that most of these body parts have TWO of each. Those Twins again! These will be the parts of your physical body that may ‘speak’ to you this Moon cycle if you aren’t ‘speaking your mind’! Be honest, sincere and heartfully / lovingly compassionate. Remember: Gemini rules conversation Outside of Self, and With Self – your Self-talk! How much Devil is there with yourself than Angel? Hhhmmm….
Finger of God, Mt Shasta 2011

Looking at the chart I created for tomorrow’s New Moon, I see a YOD or Finger of God formation. The Finger is pointing to Jupiter, Rx (Retrograde or inner motion) in Libra. Both Mercury, in Taurus, and Neptune, in Pisces, are learning to create a partnership this Moon cycle. Fixed earth + Mutable water – stubborn + going with the flow. Wanting to mentally deal with the tangible details vs. connecting with your Spiritual intuition and insights, and any feelings that go along with them. Taking time to mentally AND emotionally be present. Sussing out the illusions of the mind’s desires from your Soul’s true desires.

O right – there’s that Drama Triangle again! I’m a Victim or Rescue Me/I’ll Rescue Someone or I feel Persecuted/You’re a Bully round-robin of trying to run away from those feelings at all costs. As we overcome and rise above that drama, we connect with the senses and tactile, hands-on creativity that assist us to deal with the details of life we most value and feel worthy of.

The more we do this, during this Moon cycle, the more energy is freed up to ignite Jupiter’s energy to expand our worlds, to go beyond where we’ve already been! Huh. Interesting. The more we let go of that anxiety and fear of meeting new folk, strangers in fact (perhaps your neighbours?) talking about yourselves, learning about others, opening up to new conversations, new avenues of conversation – who knows where this data and information sharing/gathering will take you? Huh. Who knew it could be so easy? And rewarding!

BLESSED BE!

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Astrologer | Teacher | Writer

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