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Full Moon in Gemini: Clearing Old Patterns of Conditioning

Hi All!

cropped-gibbous2bmoon2bw2bjupiter2.jpgTonight’s Full Moon will occur at 10:39 pm MST at 00 degrees of Gemini 52′ celestial longitude.

New Moon in Gemini: Connections & NegotiationsGemini is our mutable AIR sign – going with the flow, allowing the information/data to come to you. Remember to also discern what is important, what is not AND to add your own ideas/thoughts into the mix.

Looking at the Full Moon chart, I see the following dynamic planetary patterns affecting all of us, as this Full Moon ILLUMINATES that which was hidden in the dark (unconscious to us) before now:

  • Venus (our Desire Body) in LIBRA: a wee bit of balancing/equality here between the Emotional Body (Moon in Gemini) and the Desire Body (Venus in Libra)! What is the difference between that which you DESIRE vs. that which you FEEL you need? Are the two in line with one another, or at odds? The connection between Venus & the Full Moon brings information AND opportunity to heal Old Patterns of Conditioning – to discern your true desires via your INTUITIVE INNER KNOWING – by learning to feel your way forward, intuitively, vs. MAKING THINGS HAPPEN, mentally (Gemini), sooner than they possibly should/could/need to be. Interesting test we’ve signed up for here…
  • YOD, Finger of God, pointing to VENUS in LIBRA: coming from the MOON in Gemini (Air) wishing to work with better ease and grace with CHIRON Rx (retrograde) in Pisces (Water). This is a dynamic, ongoing HEALING session between Chiron (representing any tendency to do emotional DRAMA) and our Emotional Body’s need now to think about how I feel/or feel about how I think (dilemma of having the Moon in an Air sign!) – in order to truly KNOW your Desires. The more we Let GO of Old Patterns of Conditioning of always connecting outwardly to others, by learning to go Within, meditate, connect with our True Inner Self – the more we’ll be in touch with that Inner Wisdom that is truly/clearly connected with our Desire Body. The Mental Body is the mind, ruled by the Ego-self, in need of safety, security and the need to KNOW. The Unknown scares the Ego-self – and the more we feel our way forward vs. always THINK our way forward, the more in tune we’ll BE about our True Desires….
  • Cardinal Grand Square: brings together the North Node in Cancer squaring Uranus & Eris in Aries squaring the South Node in Capricorn squaring Venus in Libra! Venus seems to be the key planet this Full Moon! A square dynamic brings forth much stress and tension to DO something NEW (all these signs are the Cardinal ones – initiating change/new directions). Therefore, 4 areas of your life will be asking you to DO CHANGE all at the same time! For our American neighbours, this Thanksgiving Day, a lot of family dynamics are in the works! The North Node beckons us into a New Direction re: how we relate to family, WITH sensitivity; while the South Node asks us to LET GO of Unresolved Issues of the Past – face them, deal with them, heal them – re: HOW important is building an empire to you, vs. being with your family? Hhhmmm…. And Venus/Libra brings balance/harmony while facing some much-needed self-HEALING (Chiron Rx), removing yourself from that Drama Triangle of: victimization/needing to be rescued/feeling bullied. STEP OFF this catch 22 role-playing and dive INTO your intuitive/feeling self – FORGIVE, LOVE & LAUGH & HUG.

a3c61-sagittariussymbolThe Sun entered the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius today too – sitting opposite this Full Moon. The Sun asks us to take ACTION by stating our True Intention of Next Steps forward re: our True Purpose, moving forward. Jupiter is assisting this position (and rules Sagittarius) so ride the wave of HUGE Opportunities/Possibilities AND keep your wits about you (Mercury Rx in Sag too!) while you decide/feel/intuit your way forward these next several days.

Stand on your Hill of NOW, look back over your journey so far this lifetime – where have you been? What have you learned? What more do you wish to experience? Then turn back to face your FUTURE SELF – see what new HILLS (opportunities) beckon you forward – which ones shine more brightly than the others?

FEEL your INTUITIVE Body, connect WITHIN, then ‘see’ your Next Steps clearly…and shoot your Arrow of INTENTION off into the bigger world! See what happens NEXT!

Namaste

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

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New Moon in Libra: Balance, Love, Letting Go & Relating

Sept FULL MOON etc pics 042The New Moon began this latest Moon cycle Monday October 8th (Canada’s Thanksgiving Day) at 9:47 pm MDT at 15 degrees of Libra 48′ of celestial longitude.

Libra brings opportunity to re-balance your life.

The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon (from The Sabian Symbols and Oracle by Linda Hill & Richard Hill, 1995): “After A Storm, A Boat Landing Stands In Need of Reconstruction” – even situations built on solid foundations can be swept away by the tidal-wave forces of emotion. You may be feeling overpowered in this way. You will have to reconstruct some usually secure part of your life – you’re wiser and will in future build something stronger. Having ‘no-where to dock’ one’s emotions. Temporary Loss. Emotional Repair. If coming from the Shadow: making excuses instead of taking the necessary responsibility. Feeling emotionally swamped and powerless.

Interesting, this symbolism. Libra is our cardinal Air sign – initiating change mentally in how we relate, network, socialize one-on-one (vs. in a group), within our various partnerships – so where does the emotion come into play?!

AUG SEPT 2018 035The re-balancing to repair those emotions – looking back to January 1st, 2018 we experienced the Full Moon in Cancer – our cardinal water sign that is highly sensitive, moody, emotional – and Cancer sits in a square position to Libra within the natural wheel of the Zodiac. A squared angle brings forth stress and tension Within, which creates the NEED TO CHANGE – something – a perspective, action, personality trait, belief, thought process – whatever IT is…and we all know how HEALING it can be to allow deeply buried emotions to come up into the Light of day/the Moon (!) to look at it, feel it, heal/love it, and let it go. 10 months later – are you ready to do so?

Looking at the chart for this New Moon I see the following:

  • Pull Up & Out of Your Power & Control Issues: When did you give your power away and to whom? Pluto in Capricorn also squares this New Moon (Sun + Moon in Libra). Capricorn is that so-called solid earthly foundation and Pluto rules Scorpio, our fixed water sign of deeply-held passions, fears, emotions. Like the Phoenix, Pluto will do what it takes to get to the root of the problem, feel it, deal with it, then allow it all to die (as we let go of it), to then be REBORN more whole and conscious and renewed! Are you ready to root out/transform that deep-set emotion(s) (tidal-wave here we come!) that centre around emPOWERment of Self? Be it anger, fear, anxiety, sadness, shame, guilt, grief – whatever THE feeling or group of feelings are – open Pandora’s Box, see what needs to be seen/felt as the root cause, walk through the emotions and be reborn, anew.
  • Expand & Heal Beyond the Known: here we continue to have Jupiter in Scorpio + Chiron in Pisces, Rx (retrograde) sending a love line to each other. Move beyond what feels safe, trust the process, and heal yourself OFF that Drama Triangle merry-go-round of Victim-Rescue Me-I Feel Persecuted/Bullied role-playing (and are you bullying yourself?). Jupiter asks us to expand beyond known boundaries (are you hanging on tightly to your emotional blankie still?!) – LET IT GO – the fears, the anger, the tears, the self-abuse you’ve been unconscious about until now. Chiron shows where we’re hyper-sensitive to the pain and suffering of others around us AND hyper-sensitive to being REJECTED for dealing with that pain/suffering in our own unique way. Pisces brings this dilemma to the fore: do I take the High, Spiritual, Road OR do I keep going the way my Ego-self feels safe Within that Drama Triangle: o woe is me, I want to be rescued somehow (rather than pulling myself up out of the muck), and don’t bully me! Staying Within the KNOWN has its setbacks and challenges. It takes COURAGE to move out of KNOWN roles and habits (which the Moon cycles help us heal!) – away from our own pain and suffering.
  • Letting Go of Old Patterns of Conditioning: Neptune, also in Pisces, Rx, is angled with the New Moon team (Sun + Moon) in Libra whereby we NEED to let go of old patterns (habits) of conditioning – how do I commit to my Higher Self AND keep my relationship with my Ego-self (Little Self) AND create equilibrium, balance, peace and harmony between my Soul Self (Sun) + Emotional Body (Moon)? Here again, the fear of letting down your guard, lowering the walls of resistance (how we keep everything/one out of reach) vs. allowing that tsunami or tidal-wave to come up and out to finally HEAL those old patterns into a more compassionate, self-loving, patient You! Neptune rules Pisces – and we have the opportunity, now, to Imagine our own Garden of Eden to be realized down here on Earth. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, your abilities, your dreams, your needs and SOMETHING BETTER. Beyond the fears…
  • DESIRING PAST THE FEARS: Here Venus, our Desire Body, within Scorpio too (!) has turned Rx (retrograde) as of October 6th, creating a personalized/sensitized Inward-moving energy. Venus, that Mirror of Self, is now mirroring our deep-set FEARS that sit like HUGE monsters seemingly blocking our passage forward to those High-Minded Dreams, Desires, Needs etc. If your Desire is great enough to move forward DESPITE those fears, you will move past them, to see they were an illusion/delusion tactic your Ego-self devised to keep you small, safe and at a standstill. So many power & control scenarios this Moon cycle to overcome and transform INTO emPOWERment! Are you up for it?
  • Something Fated/Destined This Way Comes! Yes, the Vertex is at the same degree/sign as Venus Rx – in SCORPIO – signalling to all of us that it is TIME to deal with those monsters of fear that have held us back for far too long! Latch onto this opportunity for further Soul Evolution – during this Moon cycle – and know that we ALL are undergoing the same journey, for different reasons! We are NOT alone!

cropped-gibbous2bmoon2bw2bjupiter2.jpgNothing to fear here, is there? LOL! As the Light continues to wane from our daylight hours, the Darkness looms nearer and nearer. Samhain (All Hallows Eve or Halloween) signals the time of laughing at our fears, despite our beliefs otherwise. October 31st brings forth another opportunity to laugh at our fears, see beyond the physical, and FEEL our way through the darkest waters of our psyche.

We’ll be at the Last QTR Moon cycle that day too – Crisis of Consciousness – so be aware of what you are becoming conscious of this Moon cycle, emotionally (Moon) and mentally (Libra). Reason it out with close personal friends, find connections, then do your own work, Within. We have the greatest opportunity, now, to heal those old patterns of conditioning that hold us back from BEing the powerful, compassionate and loving BEings we truly ARE and always have been!

Namaste!

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

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff 2018 or prior

 

Full Moon in Aries: Warrior, Pioneer and/or Explorer?

We experienced the Full Moon in Aries (02 degrees Aries 00′ celestial longitude) Monday September 24th beginning at 8:52 pm MDT and were in the Full Moon phase until today as of 2:47 pm MDT.

Full Moon in Aries Sept 24 2018

Harvest Moon Sept 24, 2018

Full Moon is all about Illumination, AHA moments, shining a bright light upon a situation/circumstance occurring in your life that wasn’t quite clear up until this week. What became obvious for you?

Aries brings forth our Inner Warrior, riding to the rescue to take Action of some sort – initiating NEW change due to Aries being a cardinal fire sign – initiating something NEW in our lives that we’ve been neglecting until now. We will find that inner energy/fire to ACT upon instincts – no editing please! INSPIRed Action (In Spirit) coming from our spiritual self/higher self. We may not KNOW the WHY of what we MUST do at this time – somewhat like the Fool Card in Tarot. We’re about to take a journey into the Unknown…scary as that may seem to our wee Ego-self…it is TIME to

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Sheep River Pathway, Okotoks, AB

unearth that which we’ve been neglecting!

I say this – neglecting – because the Full Moon at 02 degrees of Aries 00′ activates our natal ERIS (sister to Mars) position in our charts/lives – for everyone born since March 10, 1925 until February 25, 1963! All of us Baby Boomers are being reminded, LOUDLY, of what we’ve been neglecting in our life that is key to Pioneer and/or Explore further – despite that element of the Unknown! We know not where this current journey will take us!

AND there is a deep HEALING occurring in this area we’ve neglected due to CHIRON sitting at 00 degrees of Aries 02′ Rx (retrograde) therefore making it PERSONAL – its energy draws inward, Within each of us, to heal how we’ve been editing our instinctual behaviors until now. Our Fear of being rejected for showing up, period. Wherever Aries is in your chart – here is where the AHA moment, with Healing, occurs.

What always amazes me is the TIMING of our planetary cycles – how each planet supports the upcoming cycle of another planet/luminary, on and on. We’re about to close another 19-month Venus Synodic cycle that BEGAN in ARIES! Here the Warrior Goddess has been assisting us to retool the energy of ARIES – removing the anger, bloodthirstiness and brutality – to replace it with Self-Love, Compassion, Standing Up for What we Truly Believe is RIGHT for the good of all – at this time.

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Sheep River, AB Canada

The Shadow side of Aries is “all about ME” attitudes – which is being played out right now between Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and US President Trump. They forget what is for the Good of All in this tariff battle of words. Two boys in the sandbox – really?! Here the Ego-self shows itself OR we can choose to Pioneer a NEW inward path that we’ve not expressed/experienced before now – a personality expression that is softened, more loving and compassionate.

Which then leads to Exploration – of a new direction revealed in each of our lives, to SEE beyond the little self, to take action that supports beyond the individual, in time. The opposite sign is LIBRA (where the Sun now sits) beckoning us to bring back equilibrium, equality, justice, fairness, peace, harmony and LOVE – in partnership! Where’s the diplomacy, negotiation, and TRUth (!) PM TRUdeau/President TRUmp?

We have a few more hours of AHA moments to witness, face, and embrace before we enter the Disseminating Moon phase here early this afternoon. Look back at what has occurred this week, for you personally. What have you NEGLECTED in your life of late that is LOUDLY being presented for much-needed healing, now? BE HONEST with yourself, take time to heal, and take COURAGE as you Pioneer new ways of BEing Within yourself, while you Explore new directions that have opened up because you took that new/renewed action.

Namaste

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

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff

Twice in a Blue Moon: Full Moon in Libra

Hi Everyone! Today we have a second Blue Moon (Full Moon) event within a calendar month this year of 2018! Cool!

March 31st, 2018 -22 windchill snowy morning!

2018 began with a Full Moon within the cardinal water sign of Cancer (perhaps why we’re all experiencing so much MORE snow/rain in 2018?! Record-breaking snowfalls for us here in Southern Alberta since 1958!) and ended with a Full Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse January 31st within the fixed fire sign of Leo – shining our individual Light of Creativity out into the world.

March began with a Full Moon within the mutable earth sign of Virgo – going with the flow of how we each wish to Be of Service out in the world – perfecting processes, organizing our respective worlds along the way….

Now, today, March 31st, within this Easter long-weekend, as of 6:37 a.m. MDT at 10 degrees of Libra 45′, we bring forth ILLUMINATION within the cardinal air sign of Libra: re-balancing that which has been out of balance. Where in your birth chart does Libra reside? Here is where the re-balance is activated by the Moon’s Light (our Emotional Body), reflecting the Unconscious Desires of the Sun (Soul/vital self).

Cardinal signs initiate CHANGE and something NEW this way comes – what are you ‘seeing’ for yourself, and to be open to receive, now? Libra, ruled by Venus (our Desire Body) brings forth the need for equality, harmony, peace, beauty and love within our close 1-on-1 relationships/partnerships – be they personal and/or business-oriented.

Saskatoon Farm Feb 23, 2018

Libra’s glyph depicts the Scales of Justice – hence equality, harmony, the legalities of life here on Earth. Justice, the Goddess, is blindfolded, creating the illusion of non-judgement, diplomacy and negotiations in good faith. I use the word ‘illusion’ here because of how unbalanced our legal systems seem to be at the moment: within chaos and change – that the Dark side of life here on Earth seems to be gaining more than its usual toehold within society at large.

Each Full Moon brings forth ILLUMINATION: AHA moments of awareness as to what we’ve each been searching for, in the Dark, that has now been brought into the Light, from Within, to face, embrace, heal (if need be) and either integrated into a new daily habit, and/or let go of as an old bad habit. All since New Moon which began March 17th within the mutable water sign of Pisces – going with the flow Within your need to Be of Service beyond your Ego-self – connecting MORE through your Spiritual-Self.

How much drama have you seen Within/Without since March 17th? Mixed in with Mercury’s Rx (retrograde) journey through Aries (cardinal fire) how patient has your mindset been? Quickfire thoughts/decisions/conversations, allowing you to mentally move through obstacles that before Mercury turned Rx seemed insurmountable?

Pisces brings forth the Old Age of Pisces’ Shadow role-playing via the Drama Triangle: victim and/or rescuer/rescue me and/or persecuted/bully – where are you still residing within any/all of these roles, within your Life? This Moon cycle will have shown you self-awareness about this theme.

Jan 31, 2018 Full Moon/Total Lunar Eclipse

Today’s Full Moon in Libra brings forth balance – however momentary it seems. Like a flash of lightning – cuts through the mental chaos to clarify certainty with heartfelt intention for Next Steps.

We want to RELATE with an Other at this time. We want equal face-time to air whatever is on our minds and in our heart of hearts. Interestingly, those of us living in North America, within this Mercury Rx through Aries (Inner Warrior/Pioneer/Explorer) timing have also been navigating the income taxes, connecting with our accountants and/or doing our taxes online ourselves (more the latter, as Aries is all about independence?). What “Information You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know” came to you since March 9 re taxes?

Hence the reality of legalities of this Full Moon in Libra: which side of the right/wrong coin are you residing? Integrity is what Pluto has been transforming within the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn since 2007! There is 6 years more of this transformation – wonder what we’ll learn/see forever changed? Our monetary system? Look back and remember ALL the public figures who have been felled due to their lack of integrity business practices! Adding to the mix has been Jupiter moving through Scorpio (since October) opening up many Pandora boxes of long-held secrets, lies and deception.

Totem Poles, Saskatoon Farm 2018

Interesting times we live in…cleaning up more of what was normal business practices from the Old Age of Pisces’ Shadow side…as we gain more momentum within this New Age of Aquarius – how are you BEing your True Authentic Self AND contributing within Community AND leading heartfully, with courage, to stand Within that authenticity? To Create something that will SHINE your energy out into this new world unfolding before us?

Check out the balancing act you are currently undergoing – is it more balance or more act? BE social, BE You within the WE, and share, listen, speak, and learn with each conversation, interaction…BE all of whom you truly are in every given moment.

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

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff

Full Moon in Taurus: Senses & Sensibilities

Okotoks, AB Full Moon 2017

The Full Moon phase began Friday November 3rd at 11:23 p.m. MDT at the celestial longitude of 11 degrees of Taurus 59′.

Venus, our Desire Body, rules this Full Moon. Check within yourself: what do you truly Desire for yourself, your life, right now?

Taurus is the fixed earth sign of Astrology, where you are hands-on, creating something you require, using your values, personal resources, talents and skills, within your current level of self-esteem, self-confidence. Herein lie your issues/challenges with the energy of money – how you attract it, fear it, use it or abuse it.

The New Moon phase (and this Moon cycle) began October 19th within the cardinal air sign of Libra – initiating NEW ways of relating, communicating and interacting with the people in your life. Be they close friends, partners, partnerships (personal and/or business) and/or clients.

The Full Moon phase, now, brings forth an Illumination of how well you show up within those relationships/partnerships. Venus rules BOTH Libra and Taurus. In order to show up within the WE relationships (you and me) the Full Moon is shining its light squarely on the YOU portion of the ME – what do I truly Desire for MY life? Then, how does this carry over into the WE of relating ME with another? Anything go sideways, becomes buried, hidden, denied in order to BE within that WE? How authentic is that? How can you possibly bring forth what YOU truly Desire if you aren’t first clear within yourself about it, then clearly communicate these Desires to the other within the WE relationships/partnerships?

Stormy Fall, Okotoks, AB 2017

Taurus can be stubborn (as a Bull!) affecting the throat, neck and thoracic areas of the spine – if you’re NOT speaking your truth, or keeping secrets! Laryngitis, sore throats, neck kinks, upper back pain, thyroid issues – this is how the physical body speaks to you if you aren’t listening to, attracting, and receiving, your true Desires! Over time, these areas can become chronic in some regard.

During this Full Moon phase, be honest with yourself and check in on your values. Where are you spending your time, energy and focus within ALL areas of your life? Equally or imbalanced? What area needs MORE attention from you? What do you need to do to change it? What action, communication, goal, commitment is required, now?

If you need help with determining what your VALUES truly are, check out Dr Demartini’s website and connect with his Values Determination questionnaire! Insightful and revealing!

NAMASTE!

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

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff 2017

New Moon in Libra: Balance & Harmony?

Okotoks, AB Pathway 2017

Thursday’s New Moon phase, and the beginning of this Moon cycle, begins at 1:12 p.m. MDT at the celestial longitude of 26 degrees of Libra 35′. Continuing the theme of Libra from the Venus-Moon Star Gate timing of October 17th (at 04 degrees Libra 33′) the Sun and Moon (aka the New Moon) together bring forth balance of Vitality (Sun) and Emotions (Moon).

Libra’s themes, being a cardinal air sign, of initiating something NEW within relationships / partnerships, the close 1-on-1 conversations and “getting to know you!” aspects of relating with others will be key this Moon cycle.

As I look at the chart for this cycle, I see the Ruler of this New Moon – Venus, our Desire Body – she rules both Libra and Taurus. The Taurus part of Venus helps us learn to create things on our own, with our own skills and tools and all experiences we bring to the table, as the unique individuals that we are. My choices, my needs, my vision, my goals, my creativity.

Within Libra, we swap the ME for the WE – what can WE create, together? Do we want to create together? Or are we ships that pass in the night, here for a reason, not a season or a lifetime? Can we share our skills, talents, personal resources to create something that is MORE than the two of us?

The other planetary players within Libra for this Moon cycle are:

  • Venus – the Desire Body – teaches us to be autonomous AND how to be the unique individual AND be in relationship with another/others. While attracting our Desires, learning the lessons these Desires bring (mainly due to whether or not the Desire was Ego-chosen or Soul-chosen or a bit of both!) through the people in our relationships/partnerships. What are your heartfelt Desires, truly?
  • Vesta, one of the feminine aspects of Venus, an asteroid – Vesta brings forth concentrated focus, sometimes to the point of being a workaholic (!). She was the Keeper of the Flame within the Hearth/Home. Here we ‘see’ what we love to devote our time and energy to, how we liberate ourselves despite our fears (i.e. change, eh?) and to what lengths we’ll go to protect ourselves and others from harm.
  • Moon/Sun as New Moon – our vital energy and emotional natures will be balanced and harmonized in some regard this Moon cycle. Right now we’re standing in the dark, like a dormant seed, not quite understanding what is in store for us this Moon cycle. As the Moon waxes and the Sun slowly moves further away from the Moon, we will ‘see’ more clearly, by Full Moon, how the balancing and harmonizing will develop for each of us. That dormant seed at New Moon has become a full blown flower – illuminating an inner Self growth factor that lay hidden in the dark before now. I wonder what you’ll be illuminating for yourself this Moon cycle?
Fall 2017 Okotoks, AB
As we Desire our desires, and move our focus onto those desires, we will illuminate all or a portion of those desires into the Full Moon’s light (November 3rd in Taurus!) and will ‘see’ what our TRUE Desires, within relationship/partnership, truly were to begin with! You may think you know, as of the New Moon. It will be interesting what you reveal to yourself by Full Moon! Ha! I love Astrology! There’s always a learning curve, a curve ball coming out of left field so to speak! Our Ego-self thinks it knows FOR SURE what it will be, right now. Just you wait!
Returning to the Venus as ruler of Taurus and Libra – interesting how we begin with the WE aspect of relationship and then the big reveal (!) at Full Moon is within the ME aspect of relationship. What does this mean? It means, grasshopper, you will truly Know Thyself at Full Moon – who you are and what you Desire – within your relationships/partnerships. How well YOU show up for You within them. Are you totally HERE when you’re with so-and-so and not so much with what’s-his-name? Why? What’s different? Why hold yourself back with some, but not others? 
Hhhmmm…safety and security issues (Venus-Moon Star Gate within the Root Chakra) we’ll be releasing those distortions too. Who in your life triggers the issues of survival/stability, your physical needs living here on Earth, your sense of safety? How do they trigger them? So if you don’t feel safe around these people or within the relationship/partnership, will you stand tall, in your power, no matter what? Or hide yourself, becoming small an insignificant? Trust issues abound, of Self and the Other. Without Trust, we have fear, anxiety, insecurity, lack of self-esteem/confidence. Interesting that Taurus rules our values, self-esteem/confidence, how well we embrace all of who we are and bring to the table.
Sheep River, Okotoks, AB Fall 2017
Sitting opposite the New Moon (Moon/Sun in Libra) are Eris and Uranus, both Rx (Retrograde) within another cardinal sign, Aries, spiritual fire. Eris was discovered in this century, and reflects the Warrior Princess archetype, battling for liberation, freeing us from the rigid gender roles we’ve had until now. Anything we’ve IGNORED as a need/desire towards being our TRUE AUTHENTIC Self, will be revealed at some point this Moon cycle. 
Uranus brings the Unexpected! Ruler of Aquarius, he demands to be Truly ME – rebel with a cause at times. With both Eris and Uranus Rx – the usual outward moving energies are turned Within – personalizing and hitting home, truly, that which we’ve been ignoring as a TRUE aspect of Self. Your true aspect, my true aspect…and within Aries, the Inner Explorer/Warrior, at times leaping before thinking (oops!) instinctual movement forward. Aries is ruled by Mars, the brother of Eris! So the FEMININE aspect of how to stand in your power, stand up for yourself against bullies, stand up for something that means something to YOU. This is what will unfold this Moon cycle.
We also have a Fire Grand Trine formation between Saturn in Sagittarius, North Node in Leo and again, Eris Rx + Uranus Rx in Aries. Lots of fiery Action, spiritually inspired, to move forward. Words spoken (remember the air of Libra!) written and thought – will spur further action, conversation and thought. Over and over. Cool. The North Node beckons us to move forward WITH Heart, and heartfully, while supporting Self, with the truth of what we truly Desire (Venus).
Fall Chums, Okotoks, AB 2017
One last item to note: The South Node (brings forth unresolved issues from the past, and where we’d rather reside (aka our Ego-self) vs. moving forward upon a new path beckoning us, soulfully, via the North Node) resides in Aquarius, ruled by Uranus, and these two truly want to BE Authentic as much as possible! Any issues of NOT being authentic Within Self brings forth distortions, incomplete information (aka lies) and missteps forward, no matter how heartfelt the intentions. Both the North and South Nodes have been in Leo/Aquarius since May 10th, 2017. How have you been doing, so far, with the themes of heartfully supporting self while resolving issues of NOT being truly You along the way? Hhhmmm…more of this too shall be revealed, healed and let go of, by the next Balsamic Moon phase.
NAMASTE!
Photo Credits: 2017 In and Around Okotoks, AB by Laurie Rae Rezanoff
Posted by: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Astrologer | Writer | Teacher | Speaker

Venus-Moon Gate via Root Chakra

Okotoks, AB Fall 2017

We have been in the Balsamic Moon phase since October 15th at 7:25 p.m. MDT at 07 degrees of Virgo 52′. We began this Moon cycle in Virgo and we will end it in Virgo. Processes, perfection, procrastination, being of service, assimilating / eliminating / sorting / organizing. Physical health and daily work.

Each Balsamic Moon phase (the last of the 8 Moon phases within each Moon cycle) brings forth an emotional release in some regard. We release that which we’ve been working to become conscious of, about Self, since the Moon cycle began at New Moon (in this case, September 19th). By Full Moon there is an illumination/awareness of what it is that is to be released, and perhaps the Ego-Self is reluctant to let go of. We navigate through the Disseminating Moon phase to draw about the wisdom of what we’ve learn about within Self, then the Last QTR Moon phase brings some form of ‘crisis of consciousness’ whereby our Ego-Self must reorient itself in preparation to ALLOW this emotional release to occur during the Balsamic Moon phase. Hence the timing of resistance, denial, blame, diving into our addictions – all ways our Ego-self wants it all to just go away and leave me alone!

Please note: every Moon cycle, occurring every 28-29 days, brings a new opportunity for Self Growth, some aspect of our respective Inner Unconsciousness brought up out of the Darkness of each New Moon phase, to be fully illuminated by the Full Moon’s light as to WHAT the heck that was all about (!) then as the Moon’s light wanes from Full to New again, we learn to ALLOW the Letting GO of whatever emotional distortions we’ve been hanging onto that no long serve us on our respective Life Paths.

Sheep River, Okotoks, AB Fall 2017

THIS is the cycle of the Moon, also ruler of Cancer and the 4th House of Home / Mom / Mothering / Nurturance and how we learned of love/nurturance from our family of origin (within our respective birth charts). Within our original Home. How we DO nurturance – or not – for Self, then Others.

Each Moon cycle brings up emotional stuff to the surface to BE revealed, healed, and finally let go of during the Balsamic Moon phase – if we’re ready to do so. If not, we bring it all with us into the next New Moon and Moon cycle and it either is buried again, or we deal with it, along with whatever new aspect of emotional healing comes forth in the new cycle. Cool, eh? We each have the CHOICE to grow or not grow, to learn or run away or bury it all over again. “And the beat goes on….”

Venus and the Moon have been meeting up during the Balsamic Moon phases since April 23rd, 2017. Each meeting created a Venus-Moon Star Gate associated with one of the major Chakras – those energy centres we carry along our spines from the crown of our head to the root base where the tailbone is. Tuesday, October 17, 2017, the current Venus-Moon Star Gate began at 7:57 p.m. MDT at the celestial longitude of 04 degrees of Libra 33′. Here we began our journey of releasing distortions associated with the Root Chakra.

Libra, as a cardinal air sign of the Zodiac, brings forth the renewed need for balance, harmony, peace, love, negotiation, love and beauty in all things/people. There will be a re-balance for all from this Balsamic Moon phase of yesterday until the next, November 17th.

The Root Chakra brings forth some, or all of the following, for each of us to grapple with:

  • Ruled by Saturn – brings forth our connection to Earth – how grounded are you, truly? What do you need to do daily to bring this about? Walking? Running? Meditating? Just being in Nature? Saturn is where we discern the right and proper structures within our respective lives, the goals we set for ourselves and hopefully achieve, and is where our Ego-Self’s greatest fears of achievement, success and abundance reside!
  • Chakra Colour is RED
  • Action – Structure, Limitation, Physical Identity. If there is too much or not enough of the first two, then we undergo an identity-crisis in some regard.
  • Element – is Earth! Connect connect connect as much as possible this next month! BE grounded.
  • Main Issues – Survival/Stability, our Physical Needs, and Sense of Safety! Do any or all of these issues trigger a response within you? Is it a happy response or ?
  • When Imbalanced – Anxiety disorders, unfounded fears, nightmares, issues with colon, bladder, elimination; lower back, leg or feet issues. For men, prostate issues. Eating disorders may also be a sign of imbalance here.
  • When Blocked – Anxiety, lack of physical energy, a sense of being ungrounded – feeling disconnected from Mother Earth. Here we can seem like balloons racing all over the place and not accomplishing much! Slow down, breathe, and walk step by step…
  • Mantra to use during meditation to create balance/release these blockages – LAM
  • Sanskrit Name is Mulhadara (for those of us who do Kundalini Yoga – the mool band is a tool used to release blocked energy herein during the Kriya for Elevation – as warm-up and tune-up of the spine, aids in circulation of prana to balance the chakras)
  • Affirmation to use“I am safe, protected and secure. All is as it should be.”
  • NB: The above chakra information is from The Chopra Center; astrological affiliations from Medical Astrology; Kundalini Yoga information from the booklet “Keeping Up With Kundalini Yoga”.
Stormy Weather Okotoks, AB 2017
Each Venus-Moon Star Gate brings forth an opportunity to become conscious of some aspect of the Self in order to heal it. The Balsamic Moon phase conjunctions of Venus and the Moon since April 23rd have brought us slowly through each major chakra, Crown to Root, as we slowly descend with Venus/Inanna into the Underworld, casting off distortions we’ve held onto that have affected each of the chakras. We let go of whatever distortions we feel comfortable with at the time. Some of us purge wholeheartedly, others with fear, hold back. 
There is NO right or wrong way of how we each navigate these Venus-Moon Star Gates, each of the Moon’s phases or Moon cycles! We each have our unique process (Virgo) of how, and when, we LEARN about what was hidden deep inside before now. This is the beauty of Astrology! There is always another turn of the Wheel of the Month, Year and planetary cycle within which to delve wholeheartedly into change, healing and letting go!
During this last Venus-Moon Star Gate, we will cast off the last of the chakra distortions for this particular Venus/Inanna Journey of Descent into the Underworld. We’ve all been experiencing this since April 23rd, consciously or not, and will culminate with a symbolic Death Within as of November 17th when we truly enter the Underworld phase of our Journey. There will be an aspect of Self that we truly let go of. Venus rules our Desires, what we attract to ourselves through wishes and dreams via people, events, experiences. The Desires we thought were key before now will undergo a deep transformation – all due to the people, circumstances and experiences we’ve been undergoing since April 23rd! Fear Not! 
Okotoks, AB Fall 2017
Bottom Line: our Ego-self clings to safety, security and the same-old, same-old – likes to keep the status quo as much as possible! Hence the denial phase, running away phase, distraction phase, anger/blaming phase, diving into addictions phase – escapism – in order to prolong the agony or totally ignore what is loud and clear to others around you. This will be a huge learning/healing Venus-Moon Star Gate folks! Breathe, walk, and know whatever you consciously become aware of is GREAT! We are all doing the best we can at any given moment in time. LOVE THYSELF. As Above, So Below, As Within, So Without.
We are all mirrors to one another. We see, hear, feel, touch and taste our lessons, one step at a time, within many cycles, occurring, seemingly, all at once! Be aware of the lessons coming forward, the distortions you are learning to let go of, heal, and love through. There is ALWAYS a greater reason for everything!
NAMASTE!

Photo Credits: 2017 Laurie Rae Rezanoff, in and around Okotoks, AB September/October

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

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