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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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And A Note About Virgo…

To add to what I already posted today…

“You don’t become a mistake just because you have made one!”

– Author Unknown

If this isn’t about Virgo and Perfectionism, I don’t know what is! And how the Ego-Self can use making mistakes against itself, to spiral downward into that Drama Triangle of victim-rescue me-I feel persecuted….

As you ‘see’ the Virgo perfectionism issue(s) that have been brought up and about within you through the North Node in opposition to the South Node + Neptune in Pisces during this Moon cycle and ‘Neptunian November’ – can you create an ‘AND’ here?

No longer either/or – together, can you let go of that Drama Triangle and all those addictive, escapist ways and means of habits that have been keeping you small, unworthy, insignificant (victim-thinking and feeling) AND let go of the need for Perfectionism/Procrastination – AND live your life in the here and now? As the beautiful Spiritual BEing you already are?

For those of us who were born under the Pisces/Virgo Sun or Moon or Rising Sign AND for those of us who were born under the Gemini/Sagittarius Sun or Moon or Rising Sign – this Moon cycle AND ‘Neptunian November’ has been truly LOUD to get our attention about HOW we’ve been living our life, until now, with those bits and pieces of unresolved past life issues that dovetail with all of the above (and what I posted previous to this post). Finally – whew!

Gemini + Virgo + Sagittarius + Pisces have one thing in common: we are all mutable Zodiac signs, meaning we can ‘go with the flow’ AND get lost! Especially if we keep listening to others’ and take that action rather than listen to ourselves, our intuition as to what action is true for us. This doesn’t mean talking to others is not okay – it means DISCERNMENT is required along the way so that we don’t “get lost” and out to sea wondering “Where is MY life in all of this?”.

Next steps? Know what it is you are releasing – take off those rose-coloured glasses (and there could be more than one set you’re wearing!) of the Magic, Movies and Illusion that is Neptune/Pisces – what have you been deluding yourself about that rests with what your Ego-mind/Self needed to control and BE within in order to live in this world? Acknowledge what it is, finally, that you need to Let Go Of.

Love yourself, Within and Without, Ego-Self and True Self as one, be honest about it. Face it, walk through the pain and tears and FORGIVE. Then Love yourself, hug yourself and hand off those glasses (how many pairs are you letting go here?) to God, your Angels – whomever you know to be that Higher Power of Light, and take the next baby step forward – INto your renewed, truer life.

“What will it take for me, now, to live my true life, authentically and honestly, for now on? What will it take?”

Namaste

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

Laughter IS the Antidote!

DSC04457Our recent Full Moon phase began on Saturday, May 21st at 3:14p MDT with the Moon sitting at 01 degrees Sagittarius 14′ and the Sun opposite at 01 degrees Gemini 14′. Any Illuminating moments come up for you around that time?

Sagittarius is the mutable fire sign, ruled by Jupiter (who is currently travelling through mutable earth sign of Virgo – all about perfecting our processes re: work/being of service and how we look after the health of the physical body). The Full Moon themes within Sagittarius were any or all of the following [according to Jan Spiller’s New Moon Astrology]:

  • Your Quest for Truth: wherever Sagittarius resides within your chart, you search for your Higher Truth of why you are here, what your purpose is on Earth this lifetime. Here you find your Philosopher’s Stone – truly. That Holy Grail of what you deeply deem to ring Truth resoundingly so. Be it spiritual, religious, sacred spaces where you find your inner honesty and most direct communication.
  • Peace of Mind: here the Natural world comes into play – spend time outside within the gorgeous greening and flowering that is our world here in the Northern climes. Fall is turning its colours for our neighbours in Southern climes. Our connections with Nature bring peace and Intuitive knowing closer to home.
  • Freedom: accepting life as an Adventure, being Spontaneous about something, having Positive Expectations (!!) while Exploring your world in a wider arc that could include long-distance travel to far lands, or moving to a new locale to live and work.
  • The Law: here is the world of attorneys, lawsuits, ethics, morality, your conscience and any court proceedings that govern what is Law in our land. For most of us it comes down to Ethical Living and Being while Doing.
  • Optimism: if you’ve lost this along the way, now is the time to regain it via having Faith, belief in Luck, Be of Generous and Friendly Spirit – to yourself especially! Gallantry too – where has that gone?
  • Higher Education: this can be a mix of continued education, Be curious no matter how old you become, seek the answers to your personal philosophy as to why you are here. Mentoring/being mentored comes into play too. Find solutions to problematic situations that seem hopeless and seemingly unending. Ask yourself: What is it I haven’t learned yet from this ongoing situation? It will cease to BE once you allow yourself to learn it!
  • Carelessness: here is the shadow side of Sagittarius – take shortcuts, be self-righteous, make assumptions, excesses and extravagance of all kinds, blunt communication that can be hurtful and Pollyanna approaches – BE authentic!
  • Physically, Sagittarius Rules: your hips, liver, sciatica, thighs and upper legs. Get out for a walk or jog or cycle or swim! This is a reminder to Move around, BE flexible and work out other strategies to di-spell anger/rage that can inflame your liver if it isn’t expressed out of the physical body. Better this than attacking another verbally with it.
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May Snow Shower 2016

Now on to that Antidote! If, due to Forces Beyond Your Control, seemingly continuously so, you have lost your Faith/Freedom in some regard, given up Hope/Optimism that it will ever ever Change, and perhaps have been Careless, no Peace of Mind no matter how many walks you’ve been on – listen to this simple, easy exercise to bring it all back around. It is simply LAUGHTER – deep belly laughter – especially when EVERYTHING seems to be at its Darkest and most Hopeless!

You will experience any or all of the following as you do this exercise: first forced laughter (because it really seems INSANE to be laughing at this very moment!) then crying. Perhaps some yawning, and/or sneezing (great signs of shifting stagnant dark energy) followed by more laughing (do you feel it is lighter and less forced now?) and crying and yawning – do this for at least 20′ to really get it all shifted Within, away from that deep dark place that you perhaps landed into during the Scorpio Gibbous Moon phase? You are not alone on this one!

DSC04455This is God’s natural gift of enLIGHTenment! Lightening the load, the impossible into the possible, the ugly into the beautiful, the Light-Heartedness from the dark sadness of presumed failure to move past whatever it is you seem to be stuck within. After your 20′ laughter session, Give Thanks to God With Gratitude – another aspect of Jupiter/Sagittarius is Thankfulness in the midst of chaos!

Blessed BE!

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

Photo Credits: taken by Laurie Rae Rezanoff

Full Moon in Gemini…

RAINBOW PATHWAYS….ahead…have you picked yours yet? Do you ‘see’ in the near distance ‘where’ you are about to land, INTO your New Life/pathway? This Moon cycle’s YOD, or Finger of God, pointed you into this direction and onto that pathway. It is very important that You decide NOW, and LAND. Do not tarry or hesitate. You MUST place your feet firmly upon your path (what colour of the Rainbow is it?) and walk directly to your NEW Life/pathway just ahead. Do it…now!

September 2015 Rainbow

September 2015 Rainbow

Wednesday’s Full Moon begins at 3:45p MST in the mutable air sign of GEMINI (opposite sign to Sagittarius, where the Sun now sits) and bring a lot of talk talk talk, wanting to be social, heads full of thoughts bouncing all over (what to do with all that energy?!), data gathering and information sharing.

Having traversed the waxing energy of this Moon cycle begun in the fixed water sign of Scorpio, and WALKED through any remaining Ego-self FEARS of moving forward onto a different path, by now that YOD, or Finger of God planetary formation should have indicated quite clearly WHERE you need to head in your Life. This Full Moon Illuminates ALL of the Old Patterns of Conditioning you once held onto, and are prepared to Let Go Of, once and for all! Yay!

The CLEARER the neon sign of your New Direction/pathway, the better (and clearer!) you feel about ALL that you have successfully Let Go Of – yay! Congratulations and Celebrations and Salutations!

Looking at the Full Moon chart I find a Grand Trine (triangle) connecting all the Air signs into a continuous Love Loop as follows:

  • Full Moon in mutable Gemini: brings a bright light onto and into this part of your life re: conversation, communication, how and what you learn and wish to start anew, how you talk to yourself (Lovingly or not so much?) and what it is you wish to share with others in your locale. Go with this flow…
  • Ceres in fixed Aquarius: brings Originality and Uniqueness in how you are able to bring in the Harvest and feed yourself and your family now. Many of us have lost our earning capabilities due to the downturn in the Energy sector – what next? Where do I go to work to feed my family, let alone myself? Ceres is a feminine asteroid, asking us to mother/nurture self, then others, feel abundant no matter what that bank balance looks like. Take a different look at that resume, take this Full Moon opportunity to network in areas not previously thought of before. Take care of the details along the way and don’t get stuck!
  • Mars in cardinal Libra: Interesting, this group of planets connected with Love. Follow the Light of the Full Moon (in Gemini) to connect with your close peeps, then connect with your Unique Authentic Self and nurture the desire to connect within community (Aquarius), then take assertive ACTION (Mars) in a totally NEW partnership direction (Libra). The cardinal signs herald a new season, a change in the weather and the land. What NEW season is upon You that beckons action? Do you hear it?
September 18, 2015 Roses still!

September 18, 2015 Roses still!

Remember, we are still connected to that New Moon “seed” that was in Scorpio – all about TRUST issues (of self and others). Moving away from that which was Hidden, this Full Moon now Mirrors the Sun’s (Soul) Light, Illuminating the unconscious desires that were once buried deep within! At Full Moon that “seed” has blossomed into a “flower” – what does yours look like? What colour is it? Does it represent the colour of your new Rainbow Pathway? Did you land there yet? Do NOT stay on the pathway – head directly to your NEW SPOT on land. Follow that Rainbow/Golden Road, keep your eyes on the prize!

The other planetary formation that will create some stress and tension within (as in “ants in your pants” energy!) is this Full Moon in Gemini in opposition to the Sun, Saturn and Mercury all in the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius, both squaring out to Neptune in Pisces! Here again we must create an “AND”, work together to move beyond our current locale (Gemini) and take further Soulful responsibility to set new goals (Saturn), keeping our Ego-minds free of fear and on the prize (Mercury) to Seek our Higher Truth OUT and away from our usual locale (Sagittarius).

Take a moment to see the Big Picture of your Life – stand on your hill, look back at all you’ve experienced and what brought you to this moment. Turn towards your future, see the Rainbow Road that beckons to you, and send out your Arrow of Intention – do this now!

Oct 9, 2015 Okotoks, AB

Oct 9, 2015 Okotoks, AB

The sooner you do this exercise, the sooner you bring in the AND, allowing the Light of the Full Moon to show you the new Rainbow Path into partnership of some NEW connection (could be personally, professionally, with clients and others, over LinkedIn or Twitter or Facebook – who knows?) connecting more directly with your Spiritual and Divine self (Pisces) dispelling any further Illusions, Delusions of Ego-self fear of moving away from your current Illusion (Neptune) and IMAGINE a brighter Now and Future for yourself! Yay! Yet another kick at that Old Age of Pisces can that is the Drama Triangle. Dispel the Victim, that need to BE Rescued (or to Rescue Others), feeling Persecuted (or BEing the Persecutor). LET. IT. GO. Now and forever, Amen.

Blessed BE!

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

Photo Credits: by Laurie Rae Rezanoff

Mercury Rx in Libra!

Yes, ’tis that time of year again, round #2 for 2015, where Mercury (our planet of communication, learning, thought processes and inner talk) seems to go Rx (Retrograde) or backwards.

Mercury - Communication

Mercury – Communication

Energetically and Astrologically, this means Mercury is taking a vacation from all that logical, left-brain thinking, and moves into the right-brain of creative outside-the-box intuitive guidance and expansion. Moving with the flow rather than the step-by-step logic dance. This is going to be interesting with all those planets in Virgo (the other sign Mercury rules) right now – Virgo loves loves loves to know the rules of engagement in a straightforward way. Yikes! If you feel like your mind is going sideways, this will be why…

In 2015 Mercury’s Rx dance is making a stop within each of the Air signs. In the Spring he was in the mutable sign of Gemini (the sign he rules) and as of September 17th until October 9th, he will be traveling backwards through the cardinal sign of Libra.

Here we connect on a one-on-one basis with someone we deal with closely – be it a friend, loved one, partner (business or personal), co-worker or client. We have a chance to share personal information with one other, not in a group. Libra brings equal face-time, balance, harmony, peace and love. ‘Tis the scales of justice/law – what is fair and equal for all involved? This is the “getting to know you” stages of conversation. You as your own individual will meet with me as my own individual and together we will get to know one another – as deeply as we both feel comfortable to do so. There may only be one meeting/chat or an ongoing meeting of the minds over a long space of time. In other words, Libra shows us the way into long-term relationships/partnerships, over time, as long as we keep the communication channels open, honest and fair.

Let’s run this through in more detail:

  • The actual Rx timing will be September 17th until October 9th. About 21 days is usual.
  • The actual Rx coordinates within Libra will be going backwards from 15 degrees Libra 54′ to 00 degrees Libra 56′. Check your birth charts to see what area of your life this will be activating.
  • The pre-Rx Shadow timing began August 28th when Mercury was at 00 degrees Libra 56′. This is when we started to see HOW we will learn about inter-personal chitchats, how well we are already doing with them, and where we need to work on our social skills!
  • In today’s social media world, social skills are somewhat disjointed and odd, not always engaging people face-to-face, in real time, with real people! A new skill to learn for some generations of people! This will be interesting.
  • The post-Rx Shadow timing will be October 9th until the 24th, when Mercury comes back over the through the degrees to where it was when it first turned Rx, namely 15 degrees Libra 54′.
  • In other words, the conversations, book-reading, learning, thoughts you had from August 28th until September 16/17th will be going through a review – a do-over if you will – to go back over decisions, thought-processes, comments, ideas not shared, issues not aired or resolved, with significant others. Hhhhmmm…interesting…
Planetary Rulerships & Relationships

Planetary Rulerships & Relationships

During the actual Rx timing (September 17 – October 9) we will see more Unexpectedness in how we heard the conversation, read the email, or figured out a relationship solution. We may get it wrong OR we may ‘see’ deeper into the problem/issue to find a better solution than when Mercury was Direct. Here lies the beauty of Mercury Rx – thinking outside the box AND listening to our INTUITION more – and in Libra – regarding our personal/business relationships and partnerships. Yay! A review of how well we interact with significant others, show up as our true authentic selves, AND share ourselves with that Other, fully. Not hiding shyly on the sidelines.

During Mercury Rx timings we all have the opportunity for do-overs, revisit conversations, issues, concerns etc. to have that conversation yet again, with more courage to truly say our piece, with love and honesty and perhaps diplomacy. If we don’t speak up, how will others know we have concerns? If my needs aren’t being met in a relationship, how do I voice them? What do I say, and when and how? Mercury Rx in Libra will give you THREE opportunities to do so! The first time was within the pre-Rx Shadow period; the second is during the Rx period; the third is during the post-Rx period.

All Rx periods bring the energy of Mercury deep within us, to contemplate, look for more information, share ideas and thoughts, dig deeply for more honest responses – you get the picture!

My good friend Rebecca in Chemainus, Vancouver Island, 2012

My good friend Rebecca in Chemainus, Vancouver Island, 2012

Since Mercury rules Gemini, the other areas that keep coming up within a Rx period are the following:

  • Communication snafus – you thought you had sent that email or added the attachment or cc’d everyone – but didn’t…mis-spelling, typos etc. will abound! Look over your work at least two or three times, please! Ask me how many typos I’ve had while writing these last two posts?!
  • Cellphones, landlines, emails, computer glitches, fax machines/printers/scanners – any information/communication-related technology will show up to tell you how WELL they are working, or not!
  • Cars today have computers running them now, and guess what? Any electronic/electrical issues could show themselves during a Rx timing…just saying…so if you have recently purchased a new or used vehicle, Mercury Rx is a great way to find out how well it is put together and maintained! Yay!
  • Social Plans plans plans – they will go sideways – end of. Here is where the flexibility of thinking outside the box will come in useful. Long line-ups, traffic tie-ups – all good! It means it is time to take a break from running around like a chicken with its head cut off, and possibly, the other person you will be meeting is running late, so relax, look around, chat with the peeps in line, listen to the radio for a change. Or just BE…
  • Signing on the dotted line re: contracts (legal and otherwise) – here is where your intuition comes into play. If something is niggling you that something is missing, or not quite right, ask for more time to look things over. Have a third party take a look too – another pair of eyes can make all the difference! Indeed sign the contract – only if you FEEL 100% okay in doing so. Otherwise, delay it as much as possible! The first time Mercury was Rx in 2015 was when I was hired to work for a gal in financial planning, during her busiest time of year. Yikes! After Mercury Rx had completed and she finally had the time to deal with my paperwork of being hired etc., I already knew that job was NOT for me, and I handed in my resignation. I was glad to experience the reality of how sideways that job could go, and whether or not I wanted to live with that on a weekly basis. Obviously not…
  • Excellent time to cull paperwork, clean out garages, desks and cupboards – Fall cleaning! Recycling, reusing or re-purposing – all unnecessary items in the house and office – yay!
  • Speaking of paperwork – you know those times when you just canna wrap your brain around legal documents or other such paperwork – making the right decision about whatever it is? Mercury Rx timing gives all of us an extra hand to finally ‘see’ that light bulb of AHA! moments when the clarity finally finds its way through the jargon – yay! You will know better what decision YOU need to make and next steps to take.
  • Receiving information you didn’t know you needed to know! Yes! Making unexpected connections with real people who just happen to know so-and-so who can help you with…This is why I love love love Mercury Rx – Unexpected gifts of knowledge, conversations, new relationships (and even former friends and colleagues from times past show up again) and connections abound – if you are OPEN to it!
Neck Point, Nanaimo, BC October 2011

Neck Point, Nanaimo, BC October 2011

There is one more item to note: Libra is a CARDINAL air sign, meaning we initiate something NEW into our lives that we didn’t allow or even think possible before now. Think back to August 27/28th to now – what have you already done NEW re: your close one-on-one relationships? I have reconnected with distant cousins, and friends from Vancouver Island, and figured out new ways to network for business partnerships. You?

Imagine what else will show up during the Rx timing that will zero in on the gaps within your conversation style, how you negotiate having your needs met within friendships, marriage, and all other partnerships. It is yet another level of inner-growth that Mercury gifts us three times a year! Embrace it and enjoy the ride! I look forward to your comments below during this timing – all the weird and nutty jigs and jags that brought you exactly where you were heading all the time, whether your logic brain knew it or not!

Blessed BE!

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

Photo credits: Nature and people pics by Laurie Rae Rezanoff; others via Google Images

A Pantheon of Planets/Luminaries in Virgo…

How’s it going out there? “What do you mean? Everything’s fine! I mean, it would be if so-and-so would just….or if I hadn’t taken the ring road…or if that neighbour would just…” So, how’s it been going out there these past several weeks?

For those of you who have their:

  • Sun or Moon in Virgo,
  • Virgo Rising (aka your Rising Sign) or
  • Virgo up at the top of your horoscope (Midheaven), OR
  • Sun or Moon in Pisces, or Pisces at the Midheaven/Ascendant aka Rising Sign…OR
  • Gemini/Sagittarius Sun or Moon or Rising Sign or Midheaven…AND perhaps have
  • Natal Pluto in Virgo (the Virgo Generation, born between August 20, 1957 and July 30, 1972)…this post is for you!

Virgo glyphWhy? you ask…read on…

Virgo, The Virgin, the mutable earth sign of the Zodiac (Latin for “circle of animals” by the way) rules (according to Jan Spiller’s New Moon Astrology):

  • Processes – mental and physical, hence why it is related to daily work or the job you do in the world, and your ability to work well with others;
  • How well you organize your life, things, paperwork, your closets and drawers, details, being punctual, effective planning;
  • Discrimination – being able to analyze situations, data, people; critical thinking; your ability to focus on a project or task at hand; discernment;
  • Being of Service – how well you are able to adapt to any situation, helping others in a practical way (therefore efficient way), your pure intent of WHY you are doing what you are doing, and how conscientious you are about it all. No wonder the Virgo Generation is known for ‘getting the job done and staying the course’!
  • Synthesis – your desire for perfection (ever wonder why Virgos need to place things in a room, just so?), processing, bringing order out of chaos, and the ability to see how the pieces fit (any puzzlers in the crowd?);
  • Excessive Perfectionism (!!) – how you worry, are critical of self and others, use blame and judgement of others to NOT take responsibility for your own human mistakes, and worst case scenario we North American’s can be: workaholics!
  • Health of your Physical Body – through what you eat, how and if you exercise the body, having a good health habit plan, weight control, embracing alternative healing, and the healers that bring us these alternative modalities.
  • Health-wise – Virgo rules the bowels and intestines, constipation and diarrhea, digestion and assimilation, and the Solar Plexus chakra area (just above your belly button to below the rib cage). I mention this because these areas of your body systems will talk to you if you are unable to ‘digest or assimilate’ new ideas, beliefs or changes needed in your life. If you use emotional eating as a way to cope/not cope, guess what?
Virgo with Wheat & Fire

Virgo with Wheat & Fire

According to Vic DiCara’s Astrology, Virgo is the root form of Virgin, whose original meaning was “unmarried” and able to derive strength from within the Self, rely only on the Self without getting strength from a partner. Way back when, being a Virgin originally meant being able to educate, work and feed herself without the help of a man. Therefore not married, or living in her father’s home. She was her own person, fully, wholly and completely. Interesting…

Mercury, our planet of communication, thought processes, how and what we learn, rules Virgo and is the only planet that is exalted (held in high regard) in the sign it rules. Those of us with Virgo Rising (Virgo on the Ascendant and in our 1st House in the horoscope) will therefore have Virgo as the ruler of our horoscope.

Which means our MINDS rule the course of our lives – which can drive us crazy crazy crazy at times, especially if we are caught upon the limb of perfectionism (the Shadow side of Virgo). Here our Ego-self can play havoc upon our inner life of endlessly looking for Inner (and Outer) perfection – aka walking with that Big Stick of self-criticism to whack ourselves with, almost endlessly. Sound familiar?

Having Virgo Rising/in your 1st House also means this is part of your Self-Identity AND you also EMBODY the high sides and Shadow sides of Virgo, because the 1st House rules the physical body too. In other words: Virgo Rising persons have signed up to do double-duty this lifetime – figuring out how to allow ourselves to BE okay with our Inner imperfections AND deal with the health of our physical body, that may not be perfect in our own eyes, let alone in others. Interesting…

Before I introduce the pantheon of planets/luminaries entering Virgo in 2015, let’s return to why I mentioned Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius:

  • Pisces is the opposite sign to Virgo (and vice versa), creating a polarity within Self if we haven’t learned yet to create an ‘AND’ between these opposing sides of Self: namely, Virgo wishes to BE of Service here in the mundane world we call Earth AND Pisces wishes to transcend the Ego-self (the Little Self) to BE of Service with the Higher Self or our spiritual/divine Self. I repeat myself here – Sun, Moon, Rising Sign or Midheaven in Virgo or Pisces creates this dilemma. The only sane place to be is to EMBRACE both sides of yourself. Know that you are an eternal Divine BEing AND a Human BEing all at the same time! And for everyone else: you may or may not have planets in Virgo or Pisces, yet you still have these signs somewhere in your horoscope – so you will be affected too to some extent.
  • Gemini and Sagittarius, the other two mutable signs of the Zodiac, will sit in a square to Virgo and Pisces (90 degree angle) creating tension and stress deep within people whose Sun, Moon, Rising Sign or Midheaven are in Gemini or Sagittarius. During this time of having so many planets/luminaries entering Virgo around the same time, expect to deal with the need to make Changes and take Action of some kind to alleviate the tension and stress. These signal deeply held needs (which you’ve probably been noticing for some time now) to DO something different with either the information you seek/share (speaking up for a change rather than keeping silent?), and perhaps diving deeper into seeking a higher meaning of WHY am I here? What is my purpose this lifetime? No matter how old we are, we continually ask this of ourselves.
August & Virgo

August & Virgo

Finally, I present the ‘group of 6’ planetary/luminary characters who have already, or are about to, enter Virgo in the near future. It is significant when planets change signs, and especially when we have such a number of them doing so within a short time. It is never a coincidence which planet or luminary moves into a new sign first, followed by another, then another. The first ones lead the way, carve out the first exposure to the new themes (aka lessons) we are collectively about to learn from for our respective ongoing Soul Growth.

Here they are, in the order of appearance/dates of entry and for how long, and their respective lessons they bring:

  • Venus, our Desire Body: entered Virgo back on July 19th then turned Rx (Retrograde) going back over its path in Virgo from July 25 to 31st (and since then is back in Leo). She will re-enter Virgo in a Direct motion in October and make her way through Virgo until November. Here Venus brought us the first inklings of focusing us on what we love/like to attract more of in our lives at this time. Think back to July and ask yourself what were you deeply desiring for yourself? While Venus is Rx we will be diving deeply within, conscious or not, to truly meet up with what those desires are, then perhaps we take action on them come October?
  • Mercury, ruler of Virgo, planet of communication, thought and learning processes, entered Virgo as of August 7th and will leave it August 27th. Where has your mind gone this month? Into perfectionism, being of service in the world, wanting to make changes for the health of your body? Some or all of the above? Feel like you’ve been driving yourself crazy going round in circles trying to figure it all out NOW dammit? Breathe, breathe, breathe…other planets are coming forth to assist in the process…
  • Jupiter, planet of expansion, amplifying that which is working and not working well re: our beliefs about ourselves and why we are here, moving beyond previous restrictions and limitations we’ve put upon ourselves (or they seem to be there – are they?). Here we are challenged to HAVE FAITH and take the plunge to move through previously perceived barriers, now’s the time to CHANGE! Think back 12 years to the last time Jupiter entered then traveled through Virgo – re: work, physical health, all the themes already mentioned – what was expanded and amplified back then for you? For some of us it was indeed our physical bodies! I count myself in this group – so my focus this next year will be to get my physical body into better health and shape that I used to enjoy (and take for granted!). Jupiter entered Virgo August 11th and will travel through it until September 10, 2016! Interesting note for all Sagittarians out there: Jupiter rules your Sun sign! Ch-ch-changes!
  • Sun, our Soul self, illuminates how you Perfect the processes in your life while it moves through Virgo – from August 23rd to September 23rd. How willing are you to be SEEN whilst undergoing your respective processes (Inner and Outer)? Will you continue to hide, distract, be in denial in some regard, or will you finally show up and BE and DO what your Soul self has been wishing for you? Remember, the Sun gives us an annual chance to change our habits of self-care! What will you do this year?
  • New Moon in Virgo AND Solar Eclipse!!!!! Yikes! Here our daily habits (Moon) and the actions we wish to take (Solar Eclipse) re: the work we do, how we do it, and our health plan for the physical body will all be truly focused upon – EMOTIONALLY. The Moon (like the tides here on Earth) constantly ebbs and flows with our Emotional Body. Like the waves of the oceans and seas, we can be tossed up against the rocks or gently guided back onto solid land. It is up to us how we wish to navigate this New Moon cycle! It occurs September 13th, with the Full Moon following two weeks later, as a Lunar Eclipse!
  • Mars, taking assertive and perhaps courageous, action (rather than angry reaction). Mars journeys through Virgo from September 25th until November 12th. Do you ‘see’ how each planet/luminary sets us up for the next one coming behind it? Do you see the beauty of the cycles of our planets, Sun and Moon? They are so intelligent and in Divine Timing! I love it!
The Zodiac

The Zodiac

Speaking of Taking Action…I have created a new reading for this Pantheon of Planets/Luminaries in Virgo and offer a special discount to all of you who wish to know and understand where in your charts all of this deriving Inner Strength of Self FOR self will be taking place.

As usual, my readings are 1.5 – 2 hours in length (depends on your questions), recorded into CD or MP3 format which I mail or email to you later, with a copy of your birth chart, the special worksheet I have created and any other handouts my intuition tells me you need to take home with you for further self-examination.

I do readings in person, via Skype or over the phone. I offer you this Pantheon of Planets/Luminaries in Virgo reading for $125 CAD (regular price for all my readings is $175). I accept cash, Canadian bank cheques or money orders at this time for payment.

If you are curious enough to know more about how your life will be enhanced by Virgo’s themes, please call me at 1-587-353-8085 in Calgary, Alberta Canada, or email: rainbowsastro at shaw.ca (remember to change ‘at’ to @).

I know how I’ve been dealing with this opportunity for further Soul and Self growth, having my Sun in Pisces, Virgo Rising AND my natal Pluto sitting at 00 degrees of Virgo 59′!! It’s been a wild ride already! How’s it been for you? I look forward to hearing from you!

Blessed BE!

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

Photo Credits: The black & white graphics from Dover’s Electronic Clip art of Astrology and Astronomy; Virgo glyph from Google Images

Balsamic Moon Phase in Gemini…

Here we are once again – within the 8th and last Moon phase of the current Moon cycle begun June 16th. Interestingly, we began in Gemini and now end in Gemini – a mutable Air sign – all about data gathering, information sharing via communication with Others and within Self – how we relate with/to Others, AND within Self via our own inner self-talk.

Gemini glyphGemini brings in information from varying sources/people/situations to us. Question is: what information came to you this Moon Cycle for your Self growth? AND, what have you/will you DO with it?

Within this Balsamic Moon phase we have the CHOICE to Let Go of some aspect of our fearful Ego-self that was triggered somehow at the New Moon phase (be it consciously or unconsciously). By the Full Moon phase (July 1st) we most likely had an ‘AHA!’ moment of some sort that brought us into AWARENESS of that which this Moon Cycle is teaching us, personally.

What have you learned about yourself this Moon Cycle? How are you handling this view / awareness of your Inner You? Or are you huddled in a corner in deep fear and not wanting to ‘see’ further into your issue(s), not wanting to take further steps into the healing/let go phase just yet?

What is interesting about our respective Self-growth processes is this: each one of us has our own unique PROCESS to travel. Our process is OUR process. There is no RULE that we all have to DO our process like anyone else! There is no RULE that there is a time limit of ‘getting that awareness or AHA! moment and figuring it ALL out NOW!’ whew!

Hence why I love love love Astrology! Planetary/luminary cycles are in place to assist all of us with opportunities to CHOOSE when and how and where we allow change and growth into our lives. WE ALL HAVE CHOICE – always and in all ways. There is no ‘one size fits all’ remedy or scheme or piece of knowledge that fits everyone! This is NOT a race! It IS and always HAS been a PROCESS, a JOURNEY, towards ‘seeing’ Self more clearly/closely/lovingly…heartfully…this is the goal, simply put: Love Thyself…

8 Moon Phases

8 Moon Phases

Since Sunday @ 2:38a MDT the Balsamic Moon phase began, bringing with it a return to the same sign (Gemini) AND most likely House of Life Experience within your birth chart (it did for me) that was activated June 16th during the New Moon phase. NOW is the time to reflect on the following:

  • What exactly did I learn about myself this Moon Cycle?
  • What further action steps do I need to take (and not to say ‘DO it all in one day’)?
  • How do I FEEL about what I have learned about myself?
  • Am I walking through those feelings, or am I distracting myself to prevent looking deeper at possible root causes that point to past traumas/pain that haven’t healed before now?
  • What are those past traumas/pain events that seem to still be operating deep within?
  • How do I go about healing/let go of my emotional attachment to past hurts/pain/trauma? I say emotional attachment because we are dealing with the Moon’s cycle – she represents our Emotional Body, how we feel/intuit, the daily habits of the Ego-self (and any resistance to change this part of your Self that is brought to the daily table of Life).
  • Can I go about investigating any/all of this by myself or do I need to ask for help?
  • How far can I go exploring this aspect of myself that is getting in the way of my moving forward NOW in my life?
  • Am I Ready? Am I Willing? And do I Want To?

Gemini brings in CURIOSITY – how curious are YOU re: getting to the root of your issue? How far will you allow yourself to go, in search of your Higher Truth of your Inner You?

Gemini wants to connect with local peeps and share share share. Chats and conversations long into the night – and most likely returning time and again to the issue until it is resolved.

Felled Tree 2015

Felled Tree 2015

The Balsamic Moon phase brings emotions to the surface to BE released – all part of the healing phase within each Moon Cycle. A grieving phase – because there is an aspect of Self that is dying – BEing let go of – that is no longer working FOR us. It is somehow blocking NEW growth – similar to the Big White Elephant in the room that no one wants to see or hear or acknowledge. How courageous are You to BE curious enough to ‘see’ and acknowledge there is an issue, then facing that issue, then healing it?

AND, know this: each Moon Cycle BRINGS new Self-awareness, always in all ways. AND, depending upon how deep the Self-awareness runs, it may take TIME to deal with and heal. There will be Moon Cycles that bring healing / letting go all in one fell swoop – yippee! And then there will be an ongoing chipping away at the same damn issue over many cycles BECAUSE we may need that TIME to ‘see’ more clearly, feel more fully, find the courage to face/release/heal/love it all. In other words, it is OKAY to NOT know / understand / ‘GET’ the Inner Knowing that leads to healing in the moment. It may be many 1000’s of moments from NOW until it is the right and proper TIME to let it all go. Yes, banging your head on that proverbial Red Brick Wall time after time after time – there is a reason for all of it!

Therefore, please know that each Moon Cycle brings its own special CYCLE of Inner Knowing, Inner Loving, Inner Acknowledgement – no two Moon Cycles work the same because of HOW and WHERE each of the eight Moon phases activate YOUR birth chart! Especially if those Moon phases hit on a planet within your chart or one of the sensitive points (Rising sign, Midheaven sign, North/South node positions, PreNatal Eclipse positions, to name a few). These Moon Cycles are the heavy-duty ones, where we learn there is more going on UNCONSCIOUSLY than we first thought or expected.

Planets & Glyphs

Planets & Glyphs

Deep Within our Inner Self is a wealth of information, data, insights and feelings that are Unmasked and brought out of our respective Closets in Divine Timing. Our planets in our solar system are there for a reason, a season and a lifetime. Who we meet, what we see, how we interact and respond/react to any and all situations/conversations we attract to ourselves – THIS is what makes up OUR respective PROCESS of Inner healing/loving of Self. A life-long process, uniquely Yours. What a gift!

BLESSED BE!

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

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