“Home is behind, the world ahead.
And there are many paths to tread.
Through shadow… to the edge of night.
‘Till the stars are all alight.
Mist and shadow, cloud and shade.
All shall fade… all shall fade.”
Monday: Moon in Scorpio
It’s that time of month again. When the moON wanes into its balsamic phase and begins to disappear from the night sky. This “dying” moOn is in Scorpio, moving carefully towards Time Lord Saturn. With lack of luminous light to guide our way, it may feel like a cold shower today–or a late night swim in cold waters deep. Within the midst of these sobering emotions, Mercury also moves into Sagittarius today, triggering jovial conversations and potentials for lighthearted laughter. There is a steady drum beat to the pace of the day;–a serious rhythm (Mars sextile Moon)–let it assist in creating your movement throughout the day. Don’t try to move beyond the iron bounds of the lead studded foot of Saturn. You will miss the point.
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In this weeks Exploring Astrology podcast, we explore the idea of “Shadow boxing.” Too often, is the darkness ignored. I feel it is an absolutely necessary part of the seekers path. To ignore it, is to miss the point of the transformational process. In Astrology, Saturn, Pluto, and the Nodes relate to this shadowy realm. Without working with these energies, evolution of the Soul becomes stagnant and impossible. So…tune in, and listen to what the stars have to say about this nigredo process. I do hope you enjoy the show.
“And on really romantic evenings of self, I go salsa dancing with my confusion.”
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Monday: MoOn moves into Aquarius mid-day
As Mondays starting gun goes off, look close into the smoke dancing out of the barrel to try and be witness to the ongoing “Wow” of this moment. Every moment in our lives is a miracle–no matter how confused you may feel in it. With the moon squaring Saturn today, we may feel our minds drifting unchecked into our past, unconsciously conjuring up feelings of regret, remorse, longing, and lack. It is your job to fly above these stagnant sojourns with an objective agenda at hand, seeing above and beyond this activity, having a revolutionary metalogue with your subconscious mind. Be surprised at what you discover. Celebrate the exponential increase in novelty around you. You too are changing at the same rate. Faster than you could ever have ever imagined.
“Being fooled into trying to make things work out for “me” is called samsara.”
Samsara: literally meaning “continuous flow”, is the repeating cycle of birth, life,death and rebirth (reincarnation)
In and out, through and through, we are born, then we die, and we come again–the cycle of Samsara–until we are finally released by the realization of the nature of suffering: Desire!.
As the New Moon approaches and both the mental Planets (Mercury and Uranus) are in retrograde motion, a strong wind blows, creating a strange and even frustrating energy throughout the collective mind. If things aren’t working, don’t fret, it’s perfect. Patience is needed to be cultivated. In the show, I talk about all of this and also explore the YOD with a few chart examples. I hope you enjoy.
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