New Moon in Aries April 7th

aries with zodiacNew Moon @ 18 Aries

April 7th

4:23 AM PDT

This a a very Special New Moon.  It is the first New Moon of the Astrological New Year! New Moons are always about New Beginnings and occur each month when both the Sun and the Moon are aligned in the same sign at the same degree!  The Ingredients  that make this New Moon so powerful and special are:

 

  • It is conjunct or kissing Uranus….the Planet that brings Sudden Surprises, Sparkle, Brilliant Insights, and Desire for Freedom!
  • It’s a Super Moon….meaning it is very close to the earth and we will FEEL the gravitational force and pull!
  • It also infuses orb the Pluto Uranus square, urging us to Let Go of what stops us and to move into a place of Freedom and Brilliance and New Adventures!
  • This all  takes plenty of Courage which Aries is offering!
  • And…with all the changes that have occurred in the last few months………Courage and Freedom are so very important!Courage_Web

A note to consider….pulling weeds

Planting our seeds of New Beginnings on the 7th  will take just a bit of negotiation as we will want to start manifesting straight away…..yet, we have 5 planets all in the retrograde motion. Much like a seed you plant in the ground, you must water and nurture so it can take roots and grow to be solid and strong. Same  with your Intentions and Dreams this month! Plant, and use the Retrogrades to nurture and weed out what needs to go or what stops you.

The area in your Chart when 18 * Aries lives will be where the action is!

Below is a list of intentions to help inspire your thinking….so please feel free to use, or make up your own!

The best crystals to empower and enhance this ceremony are:

  1. Moonstone…always…to begin a new cycle!
  2. Aries stones….Ruby, Red Jasper, to ignite your dreams with the courage to follow them!
  3. Pisces energy….Amethyst to clear, connect, and dream big!
  4. Clear Quartz to amplify and hold the Intentions for you!
  5. I added a Merlinite stone in the center for Magic  :)!
  6. Plan to get up a little early so you can empower your day,month, and year with New Aries Energy!grid for new moon in aries

Here we go…..

change sameAries Rules New Beginnings, Including:
Blazing new trails, Initiation, High energy, Taking action, Innovative approaches.
Sample Intentions:
I intend to initiate action on project ……………today!
I intend more energy and vitality every day.
I intend a successful new beginning in the area of …….

 

 

 

power kung fuAries 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!

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, and Competition.sail boat healing
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 setbacks 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.hikers empowered
Sample Intentions to Bolster Independence:
I intend and accept the leadership roles in my own life.
I intend to cultivate the habit of self-reliance.
I always follow my own 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 lots of 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……

I intend to lead my tribe with integrity, love, and grace, fearlessly!dog paddle board

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

Here is the 411 on the rules for your New Moon Ceremony.

prayer big girlStart at the exact time 4:23  AM PDT April 7th or AFTER. You have up to 8 hours after the New Moon to really capture the full intensity.

  1. Get quiet, center, and make your ceremony sacred.
  2. Write 10 intentions …by hand, not computer.
  3. Your intentions this month are around the natural qualities of Aries and what you would like to manifest in the New Astro Year!
  4. After writing your intentions, take a minute to FEEL them complete,  BE in your future….EXCITED!  EXPECT and KNOW they will happen!
  5. Most importantly… Be Bold, Think Big, Invent your life, and always follow the path of  Love and your Heart’s Desire!

Stay

Inspired….Connected….Empowered!

Peace and Blessings

Shelley

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April 2016 Overview

aries blue ramHappy Birthday Aries!

And Happy New Zodiac Year!

As April begins,  we will start to see evidence of New Beginnings and Endings in some area of our life! The Eclipses of March were quite dramatic, confrontational, and provided direction….whether we were receptive …..or Not!

Best Practice….Go in the New Direction!

The Higher realms  and Light Beings are working overtime to assist  us….all we need do is ASK!

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There are 2 Powerful Energetic forces this month…

Lots of the Water Energy in Pisces guiding and expanding our  Spiritual Connections and New Visions…… and Fire Action from Aries, giving us Courage to move forward and BREAK THRU the inertia that keeps us stuck and afraid to embark on a New Adventure!spiritual love angel

And, as we end the April….we will have 5, yes 5, planets in retrograde! This is a big WOW!  These retrogrades will provide time to do plenty of Internal Examination and lots of Introspection…..

Re-Viewing our Past…Re-Evaluating our Present…and Re-Newing the Future we desire to Create!

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The Cosmos always creates opportunities with challenges. This is how we build strength and character! There is a  beautiful Earth Grand Trine, opportunity, holding most of the month,  and will assist  us in GROUNDING and PLANNING solid, practical steps and strategies to move in the direction that is calling our heart!

 

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And, as always… we will have few Uranus unexpected Surprises!uruans planet

Bottom line….April is a month to get INSPIRED  about your dreams, visions, and intentions for the future, review and re-evaluate where you are now….and plant  seeds for a what you want to create in this New Zodiac Year!

So…let me break it down by date….

As we start April, the Solar focus is on Aries!

Time to get Inspired for for the New Year. Solar Aries is active from 3.20 to 4.14….so take advantage of the natural qualities of this sign. If you are an Aries…you will be super ready to rock it! However, I do suggest a pause button for my dear Aries peeps! Try to be a bit more strategic! You will have to  negotiate the 5 retrograde planets!

 

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April 7th…New Moon in Aries @ 18 * at 4:23 AM PST!

This is the first New Moon of the Zodiac Year,  bringing tons of Sparkle and Shine to our plans and intentions!

It is Super Charged, the second of 6 Super Moons ( close to the earth so it’s energy will have an effect on us for sure) Conjuncts or kisses Uranus ( Brilliance and  Surprises) and squares Pluto (letting go and breaking down the Old)!creative brain

All these aspects are indications we are ready for a CHANGE! Somewhere in our life we have reached our limit, hit the wall, or ground to a stop! Aries represents a starting point on a New Journey (New AstroYear!) “Time to go beyond what is familiar, comfortable or customary.  Are we willing to be trailblazers, discovering new paths and possibilities as we go? This takes courage, which is the essential quality of Aries! It has been said that courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to act in spite of it. It is natural to have trepidation when faced with the unknown. It is difficult to go against our many years of programing and listen to our Inner Guidance rather than conventional wisdom!  However, Now is the Time to take a leap of faith and remember that ultimately, life is about Experience! There is no failure, only consciousness exploring the ever-expanding frontiers of creations!” Stephanie Austin

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I have more details and your New Moon intention  Ceremony….(which I urge you do) posted on the New Moon page.If you only do one intention ceremony this year….this is the one!

This New Moon revisits of the Pluto Uranus square. If you remember these two big guys had 7 exact squares between 2012 and 2015.

Although they are separating, their energies of Revolution and Evolution remain. This is that urge within us that asks us to let go of the ghosts that limit us, and courageously move in the direction of New Ways, Means, People, Places, and Things! Yippee!

One more note on Uranus and his involvement at the time of the First  New Moon of the New Astro Year. Uranus is called the Great Awakener…the Eternal Spark…. and opens channels to higher frequencies. He sends insights and ahah’s and awakens our Life Force! So, when you receive these amazing flashes of brilliance……embrace them! They are meant for YOU and your Future!

 

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Now for the Retrograde schedule…..!
 April 17th, 18th and 28th, Mars ( our energy and action) Pluto, (change,transformation, and what is buried Deep) then Mercury (Communication) station retrograde respectively. They will be joining Jupiter and Saturn already in rx motion!
So 5 total….until May 8 when Jupiter stations direct!
This pattern is complex and unusual making it tricky to say what might happen….
but here are some possibilities…..
•There will be a lot of INTERNAL activity taking place.
*You’re able to come to terms with your past in some way. This will likely require confronting ghosts.
*You tap into strength you didn’t even know you had!lion of oz
*You visit old ideas, people and/or places and realize you want to act on them or include them in your present life!
•You encounter old wounds, issues or beliefs that are ready to be released!
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•You retrace the steps that brought you to the Present…allowing you to get a better handle on where to go next!
•You connect with deeper aspects of yourself and retrieve
gifts, talents and passions that you thought were gone forever.
•You decide to rearrange your life priorities as a result of any of the above!
Also…..
•You may be deeply confused and conflicted about what is going on with your life, questioning how to move forward. If you are experiencing this….. be patient!  Not all pieces of the puzzle are available yet to allow the best decision or course of action. Keep searching and asking questions. The retrograde planets will make all clear in Divine Perfect Time!
Best Practice …..Slow way down… Spend time in Nature…Walk barefoot on the Earth, Hug a tree, and mostly…..stay neutral and continue to Ask your Higher source for guidance. It will  a fact finding month….so try to make it fun… like a Treasure Hunt!
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Lastly…Mercury is going retrograde on 4/28 which does add another layer of complexity to all this making it extra important to do those things to prepare for any Mercury retrograde, such as:mercury the messenger of the gods
•Backup your electronic devices.
•Make travel plans and other arrangements before it goes retrograde. And if you travel during this time be sure to check and recheck your plans.
•Misunderstandings (a bench mark of a Mercury retrograde period) can be avoided by active listening and careful explanations!
So…to recap….
April 17th- June 29….Mars Rx in Sagittarius/Scorpio
This lasts 11 weeks and happens once every 2 years. The area in your chart when you have Sag and Scorpio will need to be reworked! Best practice…. your patience will be thin….so pause before you snap, cause a fight or let off steam on your loved ones!
April 18th -September 26th…Pluto Rx in Capricorn
This outer planet is slow moving and spends 5 months in Rx motion each year. Many years we don’t even notice it. However, this year it adds to the Cosmic Cocktail of Re- do, let go, change and re-new!
April 28 – May 22….. Mercury Rx in the sign of Taurus
Be sure to do your all of your RX protocols….
Back up your electronic…
Get car repairs and any election repairs BEFORE
Double check all communications!
Don’t sign contracts….as the nature of the contract will change.
Best to re-connect with old clients ….not initiate New business or New clients if possible!
April  21….Full Moon @ 10:24 PM @ 2 *Scorpio/Taurushowling dog full moon
Full moons always bring to light that which is hidden from us. And rest assure, this full moon will light up the issues that are near and dear to our hearts….Money,values,self worth, sex and love!!!! So, as you are on the Treasure Hunt to your best New Future, take the time to review your Value, whatYOU have to offer, how YOU give and receive abundance. Scorpio helps to us look at our biggest fears about $, Sex, and Self worth! The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!  Really look at what comes up….whatever it is…..it is ready to either be released or renewed!
More details on this full moon are posted on the Full Moon section on the home page!
Quite an action packed month of Re…..everything!
Once May begins  things will begin to calm down!
And one last  thing….Please, please, please don’t think negatively about all the retrogrades! If you listen, pause, and follow the energy of the Cosmos, you will be rewarded beyond measure!
The way Out is IN and Through….With Love and Grace!
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Stay
Inspired….Connected….Empowered!
Peace and Blessings
Shelley

 

 

 

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse March 23rd

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Wednesday March 23rd

5:00 AM @ 3* Libra/Aries

As we enter this very special time of the Full Moon energy, there are many subtle….and not so subtle alignments occurring in the heavens.

To explain…we have the Spring Equinox on March 19th . This is when the Sun movesspring exuinox plant your dreams into Aries and it is the beginning of the zodiac New Year. It is a time to plant seeds and start anew, based on the Cosmic Energy Cycle. As this alignment occurs, the earth shifts it’s axis and the veil between worlds is thin.  We are able to receive updates and coding from the legions of Angels and Light Beings guarding and protecting us! This years  Equinox is sandwiched between the the 2 week Eclipse series, March 8th-23rd where, once again, there are special alignments, and new coding being sent from above. What also makes this time so special is that it is arriving between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, when millions of people around the world will be celebrating and attending services, giving thanks and praying, and honoring their personal beliefs. Excellent timing….of course!

It is a time of RE-BIRTH….in whatever Religion or  Universal Spiritual Truth you practice.

Prayer always creates an opening….Love and Forgiveness Heal…..This is an prayer image big girl 2opportunity to choose to participate in planetary transformation. One person at a time. What you do for yourself, you do for all! If you send light and love out, the effects are 1,000 fold.

Can we unite in Truth, Light, Harmony, and Healing for  ourselves, families, and communities? At our core, we are all hard-wired as Spiritual beings. We just forget!!!

Now is the time to Re-member….re-unite  our hearts and Spirit….and Receive! The  Cosmos and these planetary events are  here to help!

full moon jumpJust being out under the Moonlight will enhance your coding. Praying, forgiving and loving your neighbors will  jet propelled YOU and your thoughts and Actions!

Lunar Eclipses are extra powerful Full Moons, illuminating where we are ready to relinquish  long-standing patterns. Since this Lunar Eclipse occurs just a few days after the March Equinox, it is a time of Endings, and New Beginnings!

Relationships are once again the focus…… what IS working in your world?

Who or what needs to be released ……gently, with love!

This will be the area illuminated during these powerful few days! The Libra/Aries axisred umbrella is always about balancing personal freedom and self expression with your partnerships, both intimate and business. Any old, unhealthy, co-dependent beliefs will  show up for you to review, simply release, and choose a different road!

Where do we need to be more thoughtful and agreeable….where do we need to stand our ground, be assertive, take a risk, and speak our truth?

Notice if your feelings and attachments are co-dependent  or compassionate!            Do you know the difference?

Other planetary players come to our assistance at this time. Jupiter and Saturn, both in retrograde motion, guide us in turning our attention inward. When these two guys are involved we seek to identify and eliminate any biases or fallacies that hold us back from fulfilling our soul’s destiny! This is sooooo important at this moment in time!

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And,this Full Moon shines bright on the importance of keeping an open mind and even greater, and open Heart!

We are being asked, urged, prodded (eclipsed) to move and BE a place of Love, Compassion, and Peace!

Time to hit the Reset button….Begin Anew…. Open our Hearts to give and receive Love, Love, Love…..

It reminds me of John Lennon”s song…..Imagine….all the people…living as one!

Have a listenjohn lenon peade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRhq-yO1KN8

(When clicking thru to listen…SKIP the commercial! I could not get it off!)

Suggestions for your Full Moon Ceremony!

Since this Lunar Eclipse is early, 5:00 AM PDT, it would be awesome to get up early and check it out. You will be able to see the eclipse.  Please note, the shadow will be very subtle!  If you are not an early bird, go out under the moonlight  Wednesday evening. Soak in the light beams knowing you are receiving a big dose of cosmic upgrading! person lotus planets

As always….Full Moons are about Release….and we are releasing habits and patterns that prevent us from being in fully authentic, empowering relationships.

  1. List all you want to release on one sheet of paper!
  2. Since it is Equinox time, it is about what you want to create…your New beginnings for 2016! Make that list on another sheet of paper.
  3. Have some crystals with you…Rose quartz for your relationships and sending and receiving LOVE…. Moonstone to honor the Full Moon and begin a New Cycle, Red Jasper or Carnelian to activate and energize your New Beginnings. The crystals will hold your intentions and prayers long after this moment in time!rose_quartz_heart
  4. Take time to enter into the stillness, connecting with all the beautiful planetary Light Beings, and just Receive all the grace, light, and love for just a few moments!
  5. Then, lovingly and from the Heart, read your RELEASE statements. Next happily light them up and burn them!…….It is a powerful way to LET GO!
  6. Proceed by Reading your New Beginnings and Intentions. Visualize and imagine them actualized, feel them, see them! Trust  Divine Perfect timing to unfold! You can also place this sheet under one of your crystals…double empowerment!
  7. Spend as long as you like basking in the Moonlight….It is a special Moment.   Feel it! Allow it….And give thanks in advance for receiving it!
  8. And please, send a special prayer out for the world…seeing peace, love, justice, harmony, and a world that works for us all, and anything else you would like to add …….IMAGINE…..

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Stay….Inspired…Connected…Empowered

Peace and Blessings

Shelley

Ps….Join Linda and I for a 2 for one event…the Equinox celebration and a full moon ride. Sunday the 20th…details on the events page!

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New Moon Solar Eclipse Ceremony!

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March 8th 5:57 PM PST

+ It’s a Super Moon (Called this because it is at perigee, closest approach to earth, making its impact on the tides, tectonic plates and we humans super strong!)

And, this is the kick off aspect to this wildly energetic month!  Solar eclipses mark Endings and Beginnings. Eclipses occur when the Sun Moon and Earth align closely. The Solar radiation from the Sun is blocked, and we get energetic  codes, reboots and upgrades….in a flash!  Be open and ready to receive these new codes and upgrades….it will make a big difference as the year unfolds!eclipse nov-1

Eclipses run in 19 year cycles. On March 8th 1997 there was a Solar eclipse at 18 Pisces, the same degree! What was happening in your life then?  Any threads of repeat patterns? What needs to change today to align you with Source at a deeper level of connection, wholeness, and right livelihood?

This is an exciting  Magical time!

Also, consider what was important Sept 12, 2015, 6 months ago. There was a New Moon Solar Eclipse in Virgo, opposite Pisces! These themes will be related in some way! The intention is to review and clear the decks of what no longer supports your highest and greatest good. We want to begin the new solar year, March 20th, refreshed and renewed, creating space for vital Aries energy!

venusAs  you prepare for your New Moon  ceremony….here is a bit of additional Pisces info….

The Pisces New Moon Eclipse offers an EXCEPTIONAL opportunity for profound insights, deep healing and major shifts in consciousness! Here’s why….

Neptune, (the Ruler of Pisces, Mythic God of the Seas), the Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Chiron (the wounded healer) are ALL lined up in Pisces forming a huge celestial doorway into the higher dimensional realms. Pisces is the 12th and last sign in the zodiac, and represents our return to Source. Each sign has its set of lessons, and Pisces  primary challenge has us unlearn most of what has been taught. Pisces takes us into trans-personal territory, far beyond the limits of the mind and logic, and into the depths and mysteries of the heart. In Pisces we realize that we are multidimensional beings and  the gateway to higher dimensions is unconditional love, and connection to the heart. Just as a TV or radio has different channels and programs, we too can attune to different frequencies. Pisces takes us into our sixth sense, where mysticism and quantum physics meet, where nothingness is solid and everything is connected.cosmic rays

Pisces, being a receptive, feminine, emotional water sign, works BEST when you completely submerge, and surrender yourself into the vast ocean of the invisible presence of our Universe and Unconditional Love!

This is the place where dreams become reality and finding your higher purpose is available!

And….today is the perfect opportunity to Bathe in an Ocean of Devotion!

The energetic pull of this spiritual sign is alluring and gentle, constant and relentless. And, it won’t stop until you surrender to it! So, just  surrender and do those things that have you align with your higher self…meditate, prayer, contemplation, yoga, gardening, dance,  daydream, be in silence, be in gratitude…just BE!

yogapose withmoonTake this time  to unplug, and listen deeply with your heart and soul. And, remember “In order to find new lands, you have to lose sight of the shore”.

Happy exploring!

Here are the guidelines for your New Moon ceremony.

  1. Start at the exact time 5:57 PM PST on March 8th  or AFTER. You have up to 8 hours after the new moon to really capture the full intensity of this special time.
  2. Create a quiet beautiful space.  The best crystals to use are amethyst and selenite. Both  have a very high vibe and assist your connection into the Pisces realm! Feel free to add beautiful flowers, candles, incense, or nice soft music, just make it feel special!
  3. Since this is an Eclipse, write a clearing list…what you want to let go of…and your intention list…what you want to create! Your intentions this month are around the natural qualities of Pisces and any ongoing desire you have.
  4. After writing, take your Clearing List…and Burn it! Watch it go up and in flames! So empowering! You are completing. Feel it being finished…whatever IT is!
  5. Next, read your intentions. Take a moment to  Get Excited! See them actualized, FEEL them complete, and EXPECT them to happen. Then let go and allow for Divine perfect timing!

Below are  intentions around Pisces you can use as a guideline……. or please make up you own!

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Pisces Rules Spirituality, Imagination, Trust, and Mystic Awareness, so, open your mind and heart, and BE ready for something Divine to occur!

 

Sample intentions:

I intend to play and TRUST my imagination!

I intend to allow my fantasy’s to emerge, becoming real!

I consciously and consistently experience the joy of my inner being.

I am spiritually fulfilled and happy.

I experience the peace of universal love now!

I easily connect to nature and my environment on a deep level.

Mystical occurrences happen daily!

I easily perceive and communicate with my guides and angels.

I trust my 6th sense!

I surrender all worries and anxieties into the healing hands of a Higher Power.
I surrender and Know my daily life is consistently being sourced and supplied by God.

I know and Trust that a Higher Power is successfully guiding my life.

I know and trust that everything occurs for my highest and greatest good!

I attract those who are on a similar spiritual path into my life!

My meditation practice is easy and effortless.

I am open and receptive to Angelic messages

I intend to create regular quiet time for my spiritual practice!

I experience total forgiveness in the situation with……

I intend to feel love and compassion for…….

I always remember that everyone is doing the very best they can with the tools and information they have in each moment.

I release my judgment about ……..

I intend to lovingly accepting …..without trying to fix her/him.

 

Pisces Also Rules Victim Mentality, Including:

Defeatist attitudes, Procrastination, Panic attacks, Deceptions, Additions, Disappointments

Sample intentions to release Helplessness:

I release and surrender all tendencies of self-deception and deceiving others.

I easily free myself from the addiction to ……and find it replaced with spiritual fulfillment!

I release and surrender all feelings of helplessness.

I release all feelings of disappointment and replace them with the knowing that that everything is working toward my highest good!

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

Until Next New Moon…here’s wishing you Spiritual Enlightenment, Compassion, Understanding, Ecstasy, Bliss and plenty of quiet meditation and Angelic assistance!

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einstein_classic_oldPS : Albert Einstein was one of the most famous Pisces.

I leave you with a few quotes from this mystical genius…..

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

“If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?” – Albert Einstein

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.” – Albert Einstein

March 2016 Overview!

Kagaya_zodiac_art_PISCESS1sHappy Birthday Pisces!

March is Eclipse Month! Lots of potent and powerful energy…. It is a month of clearing the decks of all that is not working, and starting on a new journey! These first few weeks of March will feel  very similar to a year end review…and astrologically, this is the end of the year!  The new cosmic year begins on the Spring Equinox when the Sun moves into the first sign of the Zodiac, Aries, on March 20th!  Pisces, being the 12th sign of the Zodiac, is about ending, releasing, letting go, and is the most Spiritual, Mystical,and Ethereal of all the signs. At it’s best, it allows us to be visionaries, amazing artists, have a compassionate heart, and easily allows us to connect with our Soul,  becoming One with the Cosmic Consciousnesses!angel earth

At it’s low level it’s vague, delusional, addictive in nature, and plays the martyr! We all have Pisces in our charts, and that is the area which  will be impacted in some way this month!

My intention with this news letter is to break down very complication astrological influences into understandable, practical ways to use these Cosmic energies  to propel us forward, so bear with me as we begin this months alignment!

As I said, Eclipses are the Big New this month on  March 8th and March 23rd, along with the Spring Equinox, the Beginning of the New Astrological Year March 20th. Toward the end of the month we have a Saturn square Jupiter aspect as it turns retrograde at the time of the Lunar Eclipse….again a bit of challenging energy, but I will explain shortly!solar eclipset

Remember….Eclipses are Cosmic adjustments! They are not bad….just unexpected!

Think of it as the Universe  moving something IN, OUT, or OVER.….just for YOU!

Best practice is to use the first week up to March 8, to reflect and  review on last year. It is important to know where you are before you begin the Journey!

*Where were you last year on March 20th when the Solar New Year began?

*What was your primary focus then …..and now?

*What is still blocking your way and needs to be let go  of in order to move forward?

New Moon Solar  Eclipse March 8th @ 5:54 PM PT at 18 Pisces

This is the kick off aspect for the month!  Your prep time preceding this day will pay off in big benefits. Themes and patterns that come into your awareness  are to be reviewed, completed, and released! Solar eclipses mark Endings and Beginnings. Eclipses occur when the Sun Moon and Earth align closely. The Solar radiation from the Sun is block, and we get energetic  codes and upgrades….in a flash!  Super awesome!Be ready to receive these new codes and upgrades….it will make a big difference as the year unfolds!eclipse nov-1

Eclipses run in 19 year cycles. On March 8th 1997 there was a Solar eclipse at 18 Pisces, the same degree! What was happening in your life then?  Any threads of repeat patterns? What needs to change today to align you with Source at a deeper level of connection, wholeness, and right livelihood? The 8ths marks a new 19 year cycle for you! Make your plans. This is an exciting and Magical time!

Also, consider what was important Sept 12, 2015, 6 months ago. There was a  New Moon Solar eclipse in Virgo, opposite Pisces! These themes will be related in some way! The intention is to review and clear the decks of what no longer supports your highest and greatest good. We want to begin the new solar year, March 20th, refreshed and renewed, creating space for vital Aries energy!

The first half of the month….up to March 20th will FEEL very Pisces Like. Mercury moves into Pisces on March 5th, so our thoughts will take on the energy of qualities of this sign.  We have the New Moon on the 8th with both the Sun and Moon in Pisces,  Neptune the Ruler of Pisces is in Pisces ( a double whammy)and on March 12th, Venus  joins the Pisces Party.

cosmic moonWith this much concentrated, focused energy in Pisces, these themes will  predominate! Pisces teaches us that enlightenment is not about being good, but becoming whole. At the end of a spiritual journey, we come full circle. What we are Seeking is Seeking us! Love, Grace, and Connection with the most high is what we are hard wired to remember. At a young age we are taught not to trust our instincts, or to ignore our imagination and dreams rather than to use them as a valid source of information. Now is the time to activate and use our 6th sense!  We are drenched in Pisces energy! And, it is best cultivated and heard when we slow down, listen IN an spend a little time in the quietude of nature!

Be proactive in using this powerful energy. Spend time in prayer, mediation, journaling, asking for guidance…..honing that 6th sense!  There are wondrous experiences that can be had in the silence and solitude! (And as a side bar here….really watch or limit using any mind altering substances this month….it will not have the desired outcome!)

I will have the New Moon Ceremony Details Posted on March 7th for your personal use and ceremony on the 8th!

March 20th….. Sun moves into Aries ….. Spring Equinox!spring equinoc wtih ram

The energy surrounding the Equinox’s and Solstices are very Mystical and Magical indeed! It represents the beginning of a new season! The March Equinox signals the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. It marks that special moment when the Sun crosses the celestial equator going from south to north. Time appears to stand still!  The days surrounding this time are special and have been celebrated throughout history as a time to come together to celebrate and renew life!balance of equinox

Since we will still be feeling the dynamic energy of the New Moon Solar Eclipse, spending time in contemplation about the year ahead,visioning, meditating, and creating is the best use of this time.

And…I am super excited to offer two really fun events this week end that will anchor the dynamic energy of the Spring Equinox and hold it steady for the year!

Saturday March 19th….Crystal Journal Making Workshop with the extraordinary           Kiki of kikidesigns.comcrystal journal

Sunday March 20th…..Full moon horseback ride and Spring Equinox ceremony in Griffith Parkshell and linda horses

You are invited to either or both! ( check the event page for all the details! )

Both events celebrate and Anchor New Beginnings! A beautiful start to a new Astrologically year…

New Dreams…New Plans….New Visions…New YOU!

 

March 23….Full Moon Lunar Eclipse @ 3 Libra/Aries!full moon in cave

This is a super powerful Full Moon. It will bring to light all that you have been working on, in addition to  addressing issues of Self Expression vs. Relationships!

This eclipse will again revisit the the Lunar Eclipse of September 27 2015 at Aries/Libra  @4*. There will be a completion or letting go of partners/relationships, and this Special Moon will illuminate areas of  YOU that you were not aware of!

There is an additional aspect during the time of the Full Moon Eclipse that will bring up an interesting dynamic.It is called Saturn square Jupiter. Jupiter rules the principles of of expansion, as well as growth and what brings you joy, currently in Retrograde until May 8th. Saturn rules the principle of of contraction as well as your responsibilities and duties! When they interact you will find yourself going back and forth between these two poles!…This is how it might manifest….maybe you are having difficulty seeing how to do want you really love and want to do ( Jupiter. ) because there are just so many things in the way ( Saturn)!

Or maybe you need to break down old barriers ( Saturn) before you can expand into new fields you love (Jupiter) but are not sure how to do it.

Both of these energies are in the retrograde position, so, best practice here is to have patience. Solutions may not appear quickly. You may continue to go back and forth between…Happy/ Sad, Discipline/ Freedom,Too Much/ Too Little!

Strive for balance, and follow the clues to what IS working.balance with rocks

With all this dynamic energy shifting and rearranging situations, places, and things, work on staying balanced! If something occurs that is out of left field…..don’t over-react! Press your Pause Button, and consider what is Good about this new turn of events!

And, Always during Eclipse Season, leave extra time in your Schedule…..things happen! Allow for changes! They will occur!

And, think of this  month as an ADVENTURE!

Why Not make it Fun! Welcome Change!

Try something Different and Fresh!

Dream Big….Trust your Intuition!

These are exciting times….. Spring is here…..Change is in the air….Can you feel it?

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Stay

Inspired…..Connected….Empowered!

Peace and Blessings

Shelley

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