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Full Moon in Libra: Relating & Balancing

Good Friday, April 19, 2019 we’ll experience a Full Moon at 29 degrees of Libra 07′ at 5:13 am MDT. The Sun will be sitting opposite the Moon at 29 degrees of Aries 07′. The Illumination we’ll be faced with in this Moon phase? Ending a cycle of knowing WHO I AM, What DO I Want? & then noticing HOW TRULY DO I SHOW UP IN MY RELATIONSHIPS? What we SEE during this Full Moon will be about Me, Myself & I AND ME Within the WE – are they the same or do you hide your True Authentic Self away when you’re with Others?

cropped-gibbous2bmoon2bw2bjupiter2.jpgBoth Libra (Air element) and Aries (Fire element) are our Cardinal signs signalling a NEW CHANGE – renewed changes if you will – as we say Goodbye to aspects of the little self that have prevented MORE of our True Authentic Self/Higher Self from shining through, before now.

Remember, in Astrology, it is all about the energy of cycles. The Moon represents our Emotional Body’s cycles of feelings, intuition, receiving, looking for symbols/symbolism and meaning – the deeper truths. How we are evolving emotionally this lifetime.

The Sun represents our Soul Self – that vital part of ourselves, eternally burning and shining brightly – as we show up to take evolving creative action in this life.

The dance between the Moon and Sun (feminine/masculine, light/dark, deep/surface) brings forth key timings during the 8 phases of each Moon cycle. As the Moon and Sun sit opposite one another over the next several days, see yourself sitting Within that opposition. What are you SEEING, now, about this opposite part of you? Are you familiar with it? Are you SEEING this for the very first time? What are you noticing? What are you feeling?

5CD23A34-EA52-4A87-86F7-381D7A137FF1Libra brings balance, equilibrium, peace, harmony and the need to SEE the beauty of all things/people around you – including yourself! The Shadow side of Libra – indecision, not opening up to others, talking things through. Hiding yourself by not speaking up.

Venus (our Desire Body) rules Libra, and currently sits within our Spiritual Water sign of Pisces – sending an energy line to this Full Moon whereby we are asked to Let Go of Old Patterns of Conditioning as we continue to hold on to the last vestiges of the Drama Triangle role-play (Victim-Rescue(r)-Bully/Persecutor). How many of these roles does your Ego-self LOVE playing/projecting that get in the way of you TRULY DESIRING what you want most out of your life? As in TRULY LIVING IT? Hence this current indecision…can I possibly LET GO of the drama, and ALLOW myself to LIVE my true life?

Venus also rules our Values, Worthiness, Personal Resources we bring to the table that support our efforts to create abundance, bounty and prosperity. If we don’t value ourselves, who will? If what we DO in life is not valued, what else will we do? Spiritual VALUE is key here – do you value yourself, spiritually, or just by how much money you make, things you accumulate, status you attain? Another AND is required vs. either/or.

82510719-BBCD-45B1-99B0-51206BB54151Aries brings the need for instinctual action, without editing it with wondering/worry, indecision. Here we can tap into impatience, anger, frustration and those impulsive leaps into greater self-sabotage if we’re NOT listening to our Inner Wisdom via Intuition. Sometimes LEAPING without taking a moment to FEEL/INTUIT the decision can be an indication of an Ego-self choice vs. a true authentic Soul-Self choice.

Aries brings out our Inner Warrior to assert self (vs. aggressively so). Here we’ve been tapping into our Inner Explorer and Pioneer since New Moon April 5th – what NEW avenues of your Inner Self have you viewed, connected with? Is there a part of you that needs deeper examination? What will you LET GO OF these next several days that no longer serves your Soul Self?

Mars rules Aries and is currently taking action with our mutable Air sign of Gemini – actively gathering information and data as you interact with key Others in your life. What are you learning about yourself within these relationships/conversations? How does this information bring key AHA moments, timely informative Next Steps to take further Action upon?

The Sabian Symbol for this Full Moon (from: The Sabian Symbols as an Oracle by Lynda Hill & Richard Hill, 1995) is as follows:

  • Symbol: THREE MOUNDS OF KNOWLEDGE ON A PHILOSOPHER’S HEAD
  • Keynote: “There is ability here, to read spiritual understandings into concrete objects. Several different aspects can be combined to result in a truly wise outcome. Being able to pierce through appearances to see the truth of a situation. Being able to bring abstract truths into reality. Concentration on questions of a philosophical nature. LOOK TO THE SIGNS.
  • SHADOW: analysing things too much and reliance on intellect.

IMG_6669Know your Shadow side AND your Light side – equally well – and learn to LOVE both too! No Either/Or’s here…create an AND to heal the division Within. BE YOU, and, BE YOU with Others. Lovingly, openly, truly.

Enjoy your Emotional Body AND your Mental Body too. Western society covets the mind over the heart way too much. An imbalance if you will.

This Full Moon is at 29 degrees of two Cardinal signs – meaning an END of a CYCLE – mentally and as you RELATE to yourself and Others. HOW you’ve been DOING, YOU. What are you ending? And what are you about to begin, ANEW?

Blessed BE! Namaste

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

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff

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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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

Full Moon in Scorpio: A Tale of 3 Yods (Fingers of God)…

Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 6:58 pm MDT the Moon sat directly opposite the Sun at the celestial longitude of: 09 degrees of Scorpio 39′ (09 degrees of Taurus 39′) with the Sun holding hands with the Vertex – something Fated/Destined This Way Comes! And we experienced the Full Moon in Scorpio.

The Moon is our Emotional Body; the Sun, our Vital and Soul Body. Scorpio is fixed water; Taurus is fixed earth. Together they support one another, yet are separate – there is no amalgam here, not like the Pisces/Virgo mutable water/earth opposite signs that can become muddled and co-dependent at times. Unless there is a major flood situation…the fixed earth of Taurus will support the fixed ice of Scorpio.

This Full Moon brings forth Illumination into our deepest and closely held fears of the Ego-self. Here the full Unconscious Light of the Sun shines upon that which you have been hiding away in the dark, perhaps for eons. Scorpio brings forth the skills of research and investigation (Inner depths), with strong passionate emotions/fears and the need for privacy, space and peace and quiet. As a water sign, deep emotions and insights via intuition and signs gleaned from around you bring keys that help to unlock those deeply hidden fears. There can be AHA moments and leaps of faith to DO some action that goes against your usual inner grain.

The Full Moon chart showed 3, count ’em, 3 (!) YODs or Fingers of God, two of which connected with the Full Moon! This dynamic planetary formation asks that we Let Go of Old Patterns of Conditioning (aka habits , mindsets, heartfelt feelings that have hindered our way forward in some regard) as much as possible, between the planet at the pointed part of the Finger and the two planets/asteroids that create the base of the Finger, while figuring out how to allow these two base planets to WORK TOGETHER in ways they haven’t done before now in your life. In doing so, we release old patterns of conditioning that have prevented us from moving forward, speeding up our forward direction a wee bit more! Let’s take a peek, shall we?

YOD #1: Pointing to the Moon (our Emotional Body) in fixed water Scorpio are Venus (our Desire Body) sitting in mutable air Gemini and Mercury (our Mental Body) sitting in cardinal fire Aries:

  • Our Emotional Body has been filled with deeply-held fears, hiding our truest expression of passion and even to find our true passion. 
  • Our Desire Body wants to push through these fears, no matter how daunting this action seems to be, and 
  • Needs the assistance of our Mental Body – where the Ego-self can sit in judgement, restriction and illusion, and yes, FEAR! – to mentally allow these desires to be freed from the ice they’ve been frozen Within for how long now? Do you have the courage to change your mind (Mental Body) in order to allow that which you desire for your life and yourself to work together?
  • Venus in Gemini is the networking guru, collecting data and sharing it along the way – like a fairy or Merlin using his wand to shower us with knowledge gained through others. 
  • Mercury in Aries (which we’ve lived with since March 6th just before the Mercury pre-Retrograde Shadow timing began) brings forth the need for IMMEDIATE ACTION NOW (!) do you feel the impatience? To create instinctual change like a Warrior, Explorer and/or Pioneer within your life, mentally! Clearing away the chains of fear that have bound you mentally from tackling whatever project or problem or quest that has sat before you that seemed so daunting, until now…how many times, since March, have you CHANGED YOUR MIND about a decision you thought you’d already made? Vacillating back and forth and back and forth wondering if you’d ever get through ALL the mental fears and anguish to create something NEW? Within Your Life? Could be you were hiding Within your Darkness all this time, unconscious of this process acting itself out. Are you conscious about it now?
YOD #2: Points to Venus (our Desire Body) in mutable air Gemini, from the Moon (our Emotional Body) in fixed water Scorpio and Saturn Rx (earthly structures/restrictions/constrictions) in cardinal earth Capricorn:
  • Here, our Desire Body is chock-full of ideas, thoughts and the need to discuss it all! Share it all! Who can we go to? Perhaps it is also about needing to LEARN something new? Like a HUGE whiteboard – we need to put it all down, map it all out somehow to ‘see’ our next steps forward within the Desires of what we want for this life, at this time and space.
  • Our Emotional Body can be holding us back, literally and figuratively, due to extreme emotional fear of meeting up with our truest passion! What’s been holding you back? What’s been frozen in Time for you? Scorpio is the ice version of water in Astrology.
  • Current structures/goals/plans you’ve put in place within your life could also be getting in the way. Is it time to remove them, perhaps tear them down a few feet/yards or completely? Like ripping off that band-aid – all at once or slowly over Time. Saturn IS Father Time – it took Time to build up those walls that have hidden us from seeing out (and from being seen, from without!).
  • Saturn Rx (retrograde) at the moment, brings forth INNER directed energy, personalizing it, sensitizing it, and wherever Saturn resides, so too does a major fear: Failure. Within Capricorn (the sign Saturn rules by the way) there could be some aspect of the following, for all of us (according to Liz Greene, in her book, Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil): 

“We have chosen to place the birth date of Jesus under Capricorn, the densest of the earth signs and the most ambitious in the worldly sense, although there is no historical evidence that this birth date is appropriate. We have also chosen to place the birth date of Mary at precisely 15 degrees of Virgo, that most mundane and critical of signs. We also celebrate the birth date of the Buddha under Taurus, that slowest and most inflexible of signs. The entire esoteric concept of initiation is connected with Capricorn specifically and the earth signs in general because the initiate has not earned his/her initiation until he/she is able to apply the higher consciousness he/she has discovered to the body and the environment in which he/she functions as a personality. Only when the physical world is made a fitting garment or symbol of the inner spirit is his/her task complete. The mysteries of the duality of spirit and matter have occupied the thoughts of occultists and mystics throughout the ages, and alchemy and astrology in the form we know them were both outgrowths of this attempt to understand spirit in terms of matter through the law of correspondences. The various myths and motifs which are connected with the symbol of Saturn, from Pan through Satan and Lucifer to the prima materia or “Mercurius Senex” of the alchemists, from the serpent in the Garden of Eden to the Hermit of the Tarot deck, should be sufficient to indicate that there is more to earth than meets the eye. And finally we must consider that we exist on the earth intricately connected through the “etheric” or energy field around us to every other kingdom of nature. There is much that we do not understand about the nature of matter. It may be that when we are told in esoteric literature that earth is the final test of initiation for man/woman, there is also an equally valid rational or scientific law which describes the same truth – but we do not possess it yet.

Saturn in the earthy signs pertains, on the surface, to those problems and limitations which affect an individual through his/her bodily comfort, his/her ability to support and sustain him/herself, his/her capacity to find meaningful work which allows him/her a share in the ordering of his/her environment, and his/her ability to achieve responsibility or authority in those areas where he/she has shown competence and skill. This is the simplest interpretation of Saturn in earth, and it will generally be found that this interpretation is valid. It is unfortunate that we are given in the Old Testament the inference that man/woman was driven in labour as a result of original sin for we no longer believe that work can be a creative act. Even God, according to the same document, worked for six days to create the world. There is a basic need in each man/woman to feel him/herself useful, and this is connected with what is called “group consciousness” – the sensing of a unity which implies individual responsibility and the need for a contribution, according to ability, to the whole. This group consciousness has nothing to do with enforced contribution or with mass consciousness where the individual has no meaning in him/herself. There is also a basic need in man/woman to know that he/she has earned through his/her labours something permanent which is his/her unique accomplishment or possession. By it he/she establishes a sense of his/her worth to the group. This “something permanent” may be actual material reward. It may also be more abstruse: standards, values, talent, honour, service. Commerce and trade are as valid a form of communication between people as the written and spoken word, and money, as well as being a symbol of emotional independence, may also be a symbol of individual worth and of skills and services which are offered to others. Consequently, when we look to mythology, we find that Mercury, among his many rulerships, was the god of merchants as well as being the divine messenger, and presided in his inimitably suave fashion over the business deal.

It is possible that Saturn in one of the earthy signs offers an opportunity to learn about the deeper meaning of this element since the solution to the frustrations which he/she symbolizes when placed in earth rarely comes about through the applications of earthy tools. It would appear that the other three elements [air, fire and water] must be understood and integrated to form a tool effective enough to influence the apparent dead weight of earth and alleviate the pain of thwarted instinct.”

  • We bring forth the element of frozen water with the densest earth to work together while letting go of old patterns of conditioning to unfreeze our fears, bring forth earthly change in the direction of our truest desires, within air, and the duality of The Twins (Gemini). Here, if haven’t completely let go of those old patterns of conditioning, we can BE of TWO MINDS, talking ourselves into/out of anything in a moment of Time. Be decisive, share your knowledge, and listen to the knowledge of others to carry you forth even further.
YOD #3: Points to Pluto (Empowerment vs. power and control over) in Capricorn (!) from Venus (our Desire Body) in Gemini, learning to work with Ceres (Nurturance) AND the North Node Rx (direction our Souls wish to head for further evolution) both within the fixed fire sign of LEO:
  • After dealing with our Emotional Body and Desire Body’s old patterns of conditioning in the first two Yods, we look for ways to create win-win outcomes, empowering one another despite our earthly fears, as we gather the information/data we desire from one another AND look for / give nurturance as we learn to evolve our Soul-self in the direction of the HEART. This, simply, is the ultimate goal. Cool! 
  • With Leo, if we’re coming from the heart, we’re operating from our true heart’s / soul’s desire; if we’re coming from the mind, there could be some Ego-self need to manipulate to create power and control over a situation, person or environment. For some, this means I’ll nurture or go forward as long is there’s something in it for me! Leo asks for heartfelt leadership within a team environment, with compassion. Then we ALL share the creative heart, and receive the love created accordingly.
  • Ceres brings forth our need for nurturing people and situations and environments. Ceres reminds us of HOW we were nurtured as children and how/where we look for nurturance now as adults. Is it only mindful or heartfelt? Any changes required, perhaps due to a critical or abusive inner voice that keeps bullying us to stay within the dark? Something to let go of.
I realize this has been a LONG post – it surprised me too! As I wrote this post, we are still within the Full Moon phase. Liz Greene included the following quote from Alice A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology creator, in the frontispiece of her book on Saturn. Take from it what you will:

“When the disciple knows Saturn as the God who offers opportunity and does not only feel him to be Deity who brings disaster, then he/she is on the path of discipleship in truth and in deed and not just theoretically.” 

Namaste

PS I added all the her/she as the text was written in 1976 and we are now in 2018. LRR

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

Photo Credits: April/May 2018 Sheep River and area, Okotoks, AB Canada + Gibbous and Full Moons April 28/29, 2018 by Laurie Rae Rezanoff

Worldwide Currents of Outrage…

It’s been a while since I last wrote here. Lots of changes happening (all good!) within my life. And interestingly, quite the change going on in the world today.

My good friend Diana Frajman, from Vancouver Island, wrote a post in her Crone Confidence blogsite called, “Is This a Feminine Awakening or a Reckoning of Man?” now that Canada’s leaders are being outed for their power and control abuses after the USA male leaders were outed before Christmas. The debate is this: are the women going too far, somewhat doing to the men what the men did to begin with?

I commented the following, and I thought everyone who reads this Astrological blog would benefit knowing what’s going on Astrologically, in perfect timing. Please read on…

Hi Diana, love what you wrote here. 

Astrologically, due to ERIS (the gender role rebalancer ever since she was discovered earlier this century) and sister planet to MARS, dancing closely with Uranus (rebel with a cause, Expect the Unexpected, with individuation – how can I BE my true authentic self?) since June 2012 within the cardinal fire sign of ARIES – ruled by MARS! – we are seeing women taking back their power, yes. We are seeing men stumbling due to their abuse of power, yes. We continue to see the wars ensue in the Middle East, the underground wars re guns, drugs, trafficking of people etc.

The KEY planet who is helping along the way, who started her Synodic journey in ARIES back in March 2017, is VENUS – our Desire Body – bringing forth a renewal of HOW we Desire to do ARIES – helping to change the bloodthirsty, war-like energy that has been known as Aries since the Patriarchy began. Now with the two feminine planets – ERIS and VENUS – working together as their true individual aspects of the Feminine WITHIN the masculine energy of Aries – we are coming to the Full Moon point if you will – according to Venus’ journey in the night sky, akin to the story of INANNA, we are currently undergoing a collective Inner Death as we walk with Venus in the Underworld – dying to our former selves – consciously or unconsciously – we are ALL undergoing this transformation.

By February 2018, Venus will begin emerging as the Evening Star (she began as the Morning Star in March 2017) where she regains the vestments she discarded over 7 months last year. Now, the following 7 months, beginning in March with the New Moon energy, there will be a steady RENEWAL of how we all DO Aries energy in our lives – men and women, boys and girls.

Venus brings Love, Acceptance, Diplomacy, Equality, Discussion, Debate and ‘seeing’ beyond the Ego-self. Over time, this will grow more and more. The Venus Synodic Cycle is what I am talking about, and have been writing about (see my previous posts in three parts), where she meets up with our Moon, 7 times, to remove / cast off that which she no longer needs, letting go of the distortions of what she’s been carrying with her up until now. For 7 months, after her walk through the Underworld (where we are now) she picks up a RENEWED sense of self, again 7 times, to become whole.

Each Venus-Moon connection (x 7) reflects one of our Chakras – the first round of 7 (since March 2017) had all of us removing the distortions from our Crown down to our Root Chakras (until October 2017). Do you see the timing of it all?!

Coming up in March 2018, we regain our Root Chakra, this time having let go of those toxic distortions we’ve been holding for far too long. And on for the next 6 months following, until again in October 2018, we finish off with the renewed Crown Chakra. Very cool how our solar system assists with our Inner/Outer Growth here on Earth!

At the same time, Jupiter has been in Scorpio since October 2017 – bringing forth all the ugly fears, deep dark emotions of abuse, power and control issues that have been buried collectively for way too long. Jupiter expands us beyond current boundaries and helps us take courage to walk a wider path than we ever thought possible before! Going beyond the boundaries we created for ourselves up until now. Jupiter calls us to expand ourselves; Venus calls for us to Love Ourselves and each other; Eris calls us to assert the wrongs that BOTH genders have caused over time.

The current struggles, while BOTH genders deal with an equalizing of their Inner Feminine/Masculine energies, are indeed coming to a head. WITH LOVE, Acceptance, and honouring one another, we will see ourselves through to the other side. These next 10/11 months will be interesting to witness. We Live in Interesting Times….Namaste, your Astrological Friend, Laurie Rae Rezanoff 

All timely, which is why Astrology speaks to me and anyone who is looking for the WHY of NOW challenges we undergo as humans. The Ancients knew what they were doing 5,000+ years ago, assigning the right and proper archetypes to our planets, the Moon and the Sun, connecting our collective Spirit with our earthly lives as people evolving over Time.

It will be an incredible journey, for all of us, this year of 2018! Numerologically, 2018 reduces to the Master Number of 11 – to be of service beyond the Ego-self, to gracefully show up no matter the challenge, and to do so With Spirit and Heart and Love and Forgiveness.

I plan to create a monthly workshop for Venus’ next Synodic Journey from her next position within SCORPIO (beginning in November 2018). Healing all our buried fears within our chakras. Stay tuned for more information about this.

In the meantime, listen to your Inner Feminine AND Inner Masculine – be you man, woman, boy or girl. BOTH genders have wonderful aspects to offer (always have) and within the New Age of Aquarius, we have the opportunity to RENEW these energies within the sense of allowing each of us to BE our true authentic selves, AND grow/evolve Within Community, together.

Namaste

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

Venus-Moon Underworld Gate – Moving Deep Fears into Passion

November 14th, 2017 is when the Moon entered the Balsamic Moon phase, the last phase of each Moon cycle. Here is where we RELEASE, emotionally, that which needs to go, that which we have held onto far longer than needed. Here we CLEANSE ourselves, emotionally (and sometimes physically!) of the toxic thoughts, feelings, beliefs and fears that have been holding us back in some regard until now.

Poles for a Tipi? Sheep River, AB Nov 2017

The Balsamic Moon phase occurred at 07 degrees of Libra 22′ at 6:13 a.m. MST – Libra asks for renewed balance, peace and harmony Within and Without – within the WE – our relationships with others, and ourselves. A re-balancing act of release to make room for more light, love and beauty to enter Within and therefore Without. Like attracts Like – energetically if we are desperate for a relationship we’ll attract desperation from others or attract nothing and no one. If we are at peace Within Self, content with our Inner and Outer lives, then we will attract more of the same. Whatever is going on Inside, we’ll attract more of the same, from the Outside – via people, relationships, issues, situations. All in aid of awakening our awareness of where we sit Within ourselves, first.

The Moon met up with Venus, our Desire Body, as a Star Gate, on November 17th at 1:17 a.m. MST at 12 degrees of Scorpio 22′. We have successfully completed our descent into the Underworld, begun April 23rd, 2017, releasing distortions from each of our Chakras (Crown to Root) monthly during each Balsamic Moon phase along the way! The Root Chakra was our final challenge – all about our sense of stability, security, survival instincts. Considering the economic climate here in Alberta, and Calgary and area, these themes have truly hit home for most of us, connecting with our deepest and darkest Fears!

From THIS Balsamic Moon phase (November 17th) until early February 2018, Venus has disappeared from the skies and is considered to be in the Underworld. We are all now experiencing our respective Inner Death, dying in some regard as we release everything we thought we knew about our truest Desires. We are undergoing a mission – to be at our most vulnerable, naked and basic Self – to truly ‘see’ ourselves as we discern what we desire to hold onto to, and that which we desire to let go of.

Ask yourself: “What are MY True Desires, for ME? Are my Desires Truly MINE? Have I Desired what Others wanted for me, rather than what I wanted? How do I KNOW My True Desires are Mine? How do I unearth Mine?”

Lean-To, Sheep River, AB Nov 2017

The answer to some of these questions can be found in the House of Life Experience within your natal chart that Scorpio resides within – at the 12th degree and 22nd’ of Scorpio. This is the House from which your deepest-held fears to Desire your deepest passions this lifetime reside! Scorpio is the Scorpion, stinging self and/or others, out of fear, if we get too close to the Truth of the matter before our Ego-self is comfortable to look at it. I see Scorpio as digging deep, getting to the root of the matter, over and over and over again! And it takes as long as it takes – for each of us – we have our own process of Time and Belief and Letting Go. It takes as long as it takes. Period.

Assisting Venus this time is Jupiter (!) our planet of expansion beyond current boundaries set in place by our Ego-self. Jupiter brings forth LOUD and CLEAR messages, encounters, conversations, relationships and experiences to create AWARENESS of what it is we’re afraid to ‘see’, let alone feel (Scorpio is the fixed deep water sign of the zodiac AND the MOST PRIVATE sign!). As we each experience our respective Underworlds, we will begin to understand that which has been a barrier or blockage, emotionally, so high and wide we were unable to ‘see’ or ‘feel’ past it. It’s been deeply overwhelming in fact.

Navigating this Underworld phase:

  • Scorpio brings forth our investigative/research abilities and skills. How far down are you willing to go to excavate your deepest-held fears/emotions/feelings that have buried your deepest desires?
  • Deep Waters of Emotion – here it is most important that you seek support – professionally or otherwise – someone to help you navigate the mine-field of an emotional roller-coaster ride and tsunami wave(s) of fear/emotion/feeling along the way. 
  • Breathe your way through this Inner Journey as you walk through it. The Ego-self will be very creative, along the way, to distract, resist, escape and/or run completely away from this journey. Be gentle with yourself and others. Whether we are conscious of it or not, we all undergo the cycles, together.
  • Having Jupiter within Scorpio for the next year, we’ll be assisted to keep on keeping on to find our Higher Truth – what’s my purpose, why am I here, what do I have to offer? Again, after releasing the distortions we felt comfortable dealing with during the previous Balsamic Moon until this Balsamic Moon (all about our basic securities, safety and stability to feed, clothe and house ourselves) it is amazing timing to delve deeper, now, to see another perspective, another way to DO work, have a job that brings income that pays our way forward now, despite the current economic realities.
  • Scorpio, ruled by Pluto, brings forth the death/rebirth cycle, over and over – the do-overs – to keep chipping away at those fears our Ego-self throws our way in the hope we give it all up! That power/control struggle Within that is mirrored Without from our key relationships, situations, events and experiences we draw to ourselves. 
  • We are all learning to MASTER our respective Ego-self, to allow ourselves to work WITH our Higher Self/Future Self/Divine Self more by listening to our INTUITION and how we FEEL every step forward. What deep insights are you receiving? Are you spending time with them? Add it to your investigating To Do list, do the Inner research, dive deeper, listen closer, take action accordingly.
  • Interestingly, Jupiter rules Sagittarius, the sign where the current Mercury Rx (retrograde) timing will occur! Here we will be MINDFUL (Mercury) of how and where we’re seeking that Higher Purpose, who we communicate with about it, how we connect and partner with one another, out in the global arena. Both Jupiter and Sagittarius rule the 9th House of WE SPEAK – what are you saying, and what am I receiving from your message? The 9th House represents how we seek out the Higher Truth of what we BELIEVE to be True, for each of us. And we seek out Others to connect with, discuss between, decide on next steps from. We’ve been in the pre-Mercury Rx Shadow timing since November 14th until December 2nd, slowly coming up to the Rx phase. The actual Rx timing is December 3rd – 22nd. Thereafter, until January 10th, 2018, we experience the coming up and out of Mercury Rx as the post-Rx Shadow timing. I will write another post of more of the details soon.
  • In the midst of all this, Venus is still with us, within the Underworld, showing us the way forward, casting off Desire that need to die, Within, psychically, emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. It can be that complete if we are willing, ready and want to. Note: these Desires can be ones held onto from other lifetimes and past lives, not just dreams and wishes from this lifetime. Take note of this. 

Dive deep. Be truthful with yourself in order to be truthful with others. Let go. Allow room and space for your True Passions to pop on up, having been deeply buried under all that fear and need to control life/others etc., before now. We are only aware of what we’re aware of at any given moment. Breathe. Love your Self (Venus = self love!) and give yourself at least one hug a day! See you on the other side!

Blessed BE! Namaste!

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

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, November 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

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