Cosmic Currents April 1-4

change next exitApril  is an extraordinary, exciting,  and dynamic month, the most pivotal of the year! We all  have been feeling the build up since the first of January, and the time is now upon us!

As stated in my March 30th New Moon post, the energy is about home and family vs. work and career, self expression vs. relationships, both  business and personal.

There will be many moments, events and realizations this month that will be life changing for us all! Best practice is to stay positive, think newly,  let it go if it does  not bring you joy or fill your heart. And, even if you are not clear on the direction to take…..take the new way instead of the old and worn out path. Think of change as an adventure!no dogs bikes beach zan girl

I am going to break it down into 3 astro time periods  where the activity is the strongest, just so you  know what is coming down the pike!

1. April 1st to the  4th….The Sun in Aries will be aspecting/ activating the Cardinal Grand Cross.

2. April 13th -16th….Pluto stations Retrograde,  and we have a powerful, emotional Lunar Eclipse @ 25 * of Libra.

3. April 19th – 23rd….Mars and Jupiter  form the exact Grand Cross with Uranus and Pluto.

4. April 28th…. we have a Solar Eclipse @ 8* of Taurus grounding all the changes!

I am going to take a moment to review the dynamic energy driving all the activity this month!

First  and foremost, we have the 5th of 7  exact hits of the  Uranus /Pluto square. This slow moving powerful aspect started in June of 2012, and finishes in April of 2015. Uranus is the Great Awakener and is the planet most associated with change of a  more radical and disruptive nature. When its influence is strong, as it is now, we see change everywhere….both in and around us.

Uranus events are generally of an unpredictable , unexpected nature. At its  highest level, it is a call to new life, one that is more vital and where you will  feel less encumbered and freed up  from what may have held you back in the past.uruans planet

Pluto is called the Great Transformer and brings about major transformation at deep levels. It can show you where to find a more authentic and honest base for what you truly want and need. With  this in mind, it also rules death and the endings of what we have outgrown. Pluto operates at deep levels, ones that we can rarely even glimpse in the light of day, yet its impact is undeniable as it works on us subconsciously.beuatiful butterflyjpg

At its highest level Pluto transforms our human experience  by bringing light to the darkness within.

When these two slow moving planets are in aspect to one another, it signals the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. And, as this occurs, there are inevitably  going to be sparks and conflicts at times. This is the energy of the new (Uranus) colliding with the old energy that is in place (Pluto)

The agenda of Pluto and Uranus , simply stated, is to awaken us to a higher reality and way of life. One that is in greater accord with the Universal principles and truth. As this unfolds, there have been and will continue to be many challenges  to whatever existing systems, whether government agencies, corporate structures, or religious dogma, that are in the way.

While certain manifestations of this influence are more volatile and unpredictable in nature, others are more welcoming as they bring in greater awareness, tolerance and unity.

As we go thru this eye of the needle this month, it is good to keep before us that these energies are seeking to express thru to  bring us to a new awareness of life, on every level!rainbowfalls

So…on to this week….

April 1st to the 4th….The Sun aspects this Cardinal Grand Cross. The Sun is an activator and energizes whatever it shines on.  To review, there  are the 4 signs involved in the  Cardinal Grand Cross that will be  highlighted  and energized this week by the Sun in Aries!

Aries: The self; your confidence; your personal will; your overall energy and enthusiasm,; your personal self expression.

Cancer: Your home and environment; what makes you feel comfortable and nurtured; your feeling and emotional nature; all domestic affairs.

Libra: Your primary relationships; close partnerships; key agreements; harmony and order; giving and receiving.

Capricorn: Work/ Career; your impact on the world; purpose and destiny; responsibilities; your structure and foundation.

As the Sun touches on these planets and energies during the week, take note of what is being  highlighted or emphasized for these will likely be where changes and shifts will occur during this month.

If you want to navigate these waters with a clear  path….Astrology will provide that for you. Please forward this email to any friends and family going thru dramatic change…Remember to pause and act with compassion! We are all in this together!

Contact me at310.570.6693  for a reading….astrology, tarot…or a combination! I am here to support your transformation!

Stay Inspired….Connected….Empowered!

Shelley

 

 

 

 

 

New Moon in Aries March 30th 11:44 AM PDT

jupiter and his moonsThis will be the most potent New Moon of the Year! Aries is the first sign of the Zodiac, and is the energy of initiation, breaking new ground, and birthing new forms! New Moons are always about beginning a new cycle.  And, this new moon at 9 degrees of Aries  is very close to, or kissing, Uranus, the Great Awakener! Uranus  functions as an agent of change, liberating us from old warn out stagnate situations and patterns, propelling us quickly on to a new path, much more aligned with our personal  destiny.

We are only 3 weeks away from the exact Cardinal Grand cross at 14 degrees of Aries, Libra, Capricorn, and Cancer, ( April 20th-23rd) with  2 eclipses sandwiched  in before and after ( April 15th and the 28th) This energy will be super intense! Many changes will be happening for all of us! The issues involved are home vs work, self-expression vs partnerships, and how to balance life to reflect our hopes, dreams, unique gifts and talents. We are on the forefront of social, political, ecological, and economic change. What we do now, individually and collectively, will impact us all for years to come.change same

Best practice is to be be prepared for change, let go of what is not working, keep your heart open with compassion, love, and understanding. Offer a helping hand  to your colleagues, friends, and family, and together, we will move thru this transformational time on our planet with grace. I love this quote from the Mountain Astrologer .

flyingeagleAs we prepare for takeoff, bear in mind….” it is only when we are suspended in  mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are going. But the miracle is in the unfolding of the wings. You may not know where you  are going, but you know that so long as you spread your wings, the winds will carry you! ” C. Joy Bell

This is exactly what April will feel like!

Have the courage to live your dream! Walk away from what is not working in your life and feels like dead weight.     Dream Big and Bold.   This is the time to be  a Spiritual Warrior for your own dreams and intentions!  Our planet needs your inventive, creative, Aries Spirit! Let’s  fly  thru April and the Grand Cross  with  ease and grace!do more of what makes you awesomjpg

New Moon in Aries Ceremony Sunday March 30th 11:44 AM PDT

Aries Rules New Beginnings, Including:
Blazing new trails, Initiation, High energy, Taking action, Innovative approaches.
Sample Intentions:
I intend to initiate  action on project  x

today!
I intend more to have more high energy and vitality every day.
I intend to  have a successful new beginning in the area of

Aries Rules the Self, Including:
The physical body, Instincts, Assertiveness.
Sample intentions to Strengthen the Self:
I always trust my instincts! They are my fail proof  inner guidance system!
I intend to strengthen my body, allowing for grace and beauty to radiate!
I intend to take a stand for myself , my values and believes in all situations.

Aries rules Innocence, Including:
Honesty, Authenticity, Impulsiveness, Straightforwardness
Sample Intentions to Encourage Authenticity:
I intend to  honestly reveal my true thoughts and feelings.
I have confidence in simply being myself.
I am always authentic and transparent with others, letting them know my true feelings.
I intend to converse straightforward in all my relationships.

Aries Rules Self-Discovery, Including:

Exploration, Taking Risks, Eagerness, Competition.
Sample intentions to Further Self Discovery.
I intend to take those risks that lead to personal growth and positive renewal.
I intend to make each day an adventure, filled with eagerness and exploration.
I view any set backs as an opportunity for creative self-discovery!
I am excited to  explore new paths daily..
I intend to connect with others in a way that awakens my own sense of self-discovery!

Aries Rules Independence, Including:
Self direction, Self Reliance, , Self-sufficiency.
Sample Intentions to Bolster Independence:
I intend and accept all the leadership roles in my own life.
I intend to  cultivate the habit of self-reliance.
I always follow my own constructive instincts in making decisions.

Aries Rules Our “Warrior Nature,” Including:
Courage, Leadership, Strength, Vigilance, Boldness
Sample Intentions to Evoke Courage:
I have  the courage to be myself!
I intend for  vital health, energy and courage in every area of my life!
I confidently take the lead in the matter of


I intend strength and boldness in my approach to_

As always, feel free to use these or make up your own!

 

Here is the 411 on the rules for your New Moon ceremony.candles

  1. Start at the exact time 11:44 AM PDT  March 30th or AFTER. You have up to 8 hours after the new moon to really capture the full intensity.
  2.  Get quiet, center, and make your ceremony sacred.
  3. Write your 10 intentions, 10 only …by hand, not computer.
  4. Your intentions this month  are around the natural qualities of Aries.
  5.  After writing your intentions,  take a moment to see them complete, feel them, and know they are accomplished, then let go and expect them to manifest!      Most importantly…. Be bold, think big, invent your life, and always follow your Heart’s Desire…. particularly on this Powerful New Moon In Aries!

Stay Inspired….Connected…..Empowered!

Shelley

 

Cosmic Currents March 23-29

2 blackhorseWe are fast approaching the Cardinal Grand Cross April 20-23….. the kick off happening with  the New Moon in Aries  Sunday March 30th. Once this New Moon commences, we will totally feel the shift! There  will be  lots of assistance from  our guides and angels, so lean in and be open to signs, clues,  and coincidences!  April will be the most transformational  month of the year,  so being ready to let go and move in a powerful new direction will be your best practice! I am  available for astro updates and taro readings in person or Skype!

Enjoy this  week, and use it as a spring board into April!

March 23-25…..This week starts out with the moon in solid, grounded,  goal oriented  Capricorn and the sun  in Aries, raring to go and get  projects done….quickly! This is an ideal combination for tackling those projects and tasks that require perseverance and a strong will.   Mercury in Pisces will add a nice touch of inspiration as well!

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March 25/26….. A beautiful Mercury(communication) Jupiter ( expansion and good fortune) make a beautiful connection, and there will be an very upbeat and positive vibe in the air. There is a magnetic connection, so really pay attention to who you are drawn to, and any “aha” moments you may have.

March 27-29… we are now in the Balsamic phase of the Moon( the most mystical time of the month). This energy may feel a little out of sink, as the moon in Pisces pulls us inwards, and the Sun in Aries is dynamic and seeks outer expression. This is the last Balsamic Moon phase of the year, so take time to re-think, and make any adjustments needed. This time is perfect few days to regroup before the powerful New Moon in Aries on March 30th @11:44 AM. ( I will be posting the new moon info a bit later in the week!)

April will be a pivotal month for all of us….and it is all GOOD change!  Best practice is to allow movement with grace!do more of what makes you awesomjpg

Stay Inspired…….Connected…..Empowered!

Cosmic Currents March 16-22

The Full Moon on Sunday the 16th begins this week with a sense of fullness and perhaps a touch of  urgency. This is full moon tidesthe week where we shift from one cycle to the next. Some things will end and complete, while new ones begin. (more about  the full moon on the virgo full moon page) Really take time to Be with this Pisces energy, listen IN for guidance and insight,and spend time BEING….enjoy a relaxing and inspiring Sunday.

Monday the 17th….Happy St. Paddy’s day to all my Irish buddies,  and note that Mercury, planet of communication, slips back into the  watery sign of Pisces until 4/7. When the planet of straight talking, linear thinking moves into the sign of Spiritual, vague, and the  subtle energy of Pisces, communications will require your focus . Best practice, make sure you understand the issues by carefully reviewing the facts and details. Don’t assume anything, Ask! If the answers you seek don’t appear, go within . Ask for a sign or message, and take note of what occurs! You can be sure your higher self is trying to reach you!

Wednesday the 19th…. we have the Moon in  mysterious and intense sign of Scorpio as the Zodiac Year ends and the Solar focus goes from Pisces to Aries! This is quite perfect as this energy will assist you in transforming old energy into new, bringing renewal at this time of beginnings. The trick is to be willing to look directly at that which is ready to release and then not to hold on…but to boldly let go! You may be asked to review the previous 12 months in some way, while reflecting on what transpired.  Best practice on this New Years Eve…..look at what is complete and ready to release, what needs more work before you can release,  be sure to differentiate between these two, because this is a powerful time  the letting go of old patterns, and you don’t want to throw the baby out with the bath water. Also, what from the old cycle can help you build a new foundation of operation to work from as you embark on new projects and goals and take off in new directions!
Note energy will feel intense, a lot is going on below and above, preparing  us all for the next big shift occurring in the next few weeks ( the cardinal grand cross )!

Thursday the 20th…The Sun enters Aries at 9:57 AM PDT. The Sun entering  pioneering Aries signals the first day spring tulipsof Spring in the northern hemisphere and the first day of Fall in the southern hemisphere. But astrologically, it marks the beginning of the solar year regardless of where you are on the planet. And so , we begin a new cycle! It is time to fire up the engines and get moving!This is the sign that rules beginnings, initiations, deliberate actions, and  the engaging of the life force in a focused way, giving us the  courage to do so and more. The Equinox  also is a time when the veils are thin between worlds and we have legions of help from our guides and angels. Be sure to ask for support and guidance as you ride like a  Charioteer into the new year! Continue reading

Full Moon in Virgo March 16th

horse full moonFull Moons always bring a focus  to some set of duality….The sign the sun is in…and the opposite sign in which the full moon reflects the sun. In this case,  early Sunday morning@10:08 AM PDT, it is the axis of Pisces (Spirit) and Virgo (Matter). This is the last full moon of the cosmic year, and the energy will shift  dramatically on March 20th when the Sun enters Aries, the Spring Vernal Equinox. The energy of this full moon will allow us to consider, ponder, and release the issues of Head vs Heart, Physical vs Metaphysical,  how far we have come on our New Path, and what needs to be done next!

This particular Full Moon makes an aspect in the sky known  in our Milky Way as the Galactic Center, so there will being an new header_opening for communication and transmissions from our Galactic brothers and sisters. Stay alert and listen IN!  Pisces perceives waves of potential,  while Virgo’s  task  is to progress from judgement to discernment, and from servitude to service.  Pisces quest is the realization that we are all ONE and we are  the eyes and fingers of  Great Spirit, bringing light, awareness and new creation into existence. This is the year we  are moving from fear to faith, from judgment to acceptance, from the love of power to the power of love! This full moon reminds us that when we feel crazy, when the world seems to have gone insane, when there seams  to be nowhere to turn, we only have to look inside our own hearts to find what is true, what matters , and what can never be taken away.

Feel the Power of this Full Moon….and Howl!wolf howling at full moon57

   Stay Inspired….Connected…..Empowered!

Blessings

Shelley