Full Moon in 0° Gemini at 10:40pm MST on November 22nd
This Full Moon occurs just as the Sun enters the sign of Sagittarius and opposes the Moon in Gemini. During every Full Moon, the Sun is on the exact opposite side of the Earth from the Moon. This is what allows for full unobstructed illumination of the Moon.
When the Moon is fully illuminated, the inner world comes out of the dark and steps into the spotlight. The emotional body gets a chance to speak up and release what has been held in. As some might say, “the crazy comes out during a Full Moon” this is referring to the fully illuminated subconscious that is finally getting a chance to shine.
For those who often distract or disconnect from their emotional body, this might feel very uncomfortable. Some might even say they feel like an emotional explosion is happening. The reason isn’t “crazy coming out” but just all those emotions you kept hidden coming to the surface to be felt and expressed.
For those who to tap into their emotional body more regularly, this may feel a little less intense and more releasing. This is the chance to check in and see what is not worth holding on to emotionally and letting it go. What is no longer serving you or holding you back?
Full Moon in Gemini opposing the Sun in Sagittarius is all about the polarity of mind and truth. Gemini is an air sign ruled by the planet Mercury (logic, communication, technology) which happens to be retrograde at the moment. Sagittarius is a fire sign ruled by the planet Jupiter (prosperity, expansion, truth).
This opposition will highlight how our mind/heart connection (Gemini Moon) interacts with our search for truth (Sagittarius Sun). Be honest with yourself and get curious about your emotions and what they are trying to teach you. Open the door to explore what your inner self is telling you so that you may release the pain, hurt, sadness, past, and expand into consciousness, prosperity, abundance, etc.
This Gemini Moon (along with the help of Mercury retrograde in Sag), is all about intuitive communication. Bring awareness to how you receive as well as how you communicate. Sagittarius is all about TRUTH, and sometimes that truth can hurt. Be gentle with yourself and others during this time. Going inward and exploring your emotional body can create a sensitive environment. Always receive and communicate from your heart with good intentions.
Love & Gratitude to you all,
To all of you in America, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Mars enters Pisces on November 15th to stay until December 31st. Mars is the planet of action, desire, and courage. As the ruler of Aries, Mars is all about the intentional immediate use of will in a courageous way. Pisces, is a mutable sign that can easily adapt to situations in order to emotionally connect to a variety of people, places, and situations. Ruled by Neptune, the planet of deep psyche and dreams, Pisces is all about being in flow with something greater than ourselves, that lies within.
Mars moving into the sign of Pisces is calling for a time of reflective action. The emotional and deep waters of Pisces is directing the fiery energy of Mars from an external to an internal desire. This is a call for decisive action in the area we fear the most, our emotional body. The part of ourselves that remains hidden from the world and carries all those deep dark secrets from our past. Mars in Pisces is giving you the courage to face your fears and take action to work through the anxiety, the depression, the hurt, the struggle, the sadness, the ups and downs to finally make a change before starting a new year. Time to make those resolutions happen!
To help us all go inward is Mercury going retrograde the day after Mars enters Pisces. On November 16th, Mercury goes retrograde in the sign of Sagittarius to stay until December 6th when it stations direct in the sign of Scorpio. Now, before we all go running for the hills to hide under a rock, take a breath and view this retrograde as the helpful tool it can be. When any planet goes retrograde it is a time to place emphasis on internal expression versus external expression. For those born with retrograde planets (especially Mercury for this transit), you feel comfortable when transiting planets go retrograde. For the rest of us, it can be a little scary because you are not accustomed to focusing on your internal environment.
This Mercury retrograde in Sagittarius (and a little in Scorpio) will be the helpful nudge that Mars needs to get started on that inner work. Mercury is the planet of communication and our mind. It is the ruler of both Gemini and Virgo and thus carries our intellect and ability to mentally process our immediate environment. Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign that is ruled by Jupiter (which happens to currently be tranisting in the sign of Sag) the planet of expansion and prosperity. Mercury Rx in Sagittarius is all about how can we expand our perspective and change our mind, especially around our internal emotional body. How can we shift our role from student to teacher. Throughout life we are constantly learning and processing (Mercury), but there comes a point when we must develop our own philosophy (Sagittarius) to live by or what I like to call YOUR TRUTH. At the end of this retrograde cycle, we will have Mercury direct in Scorpio, which is all about giving power to your voice, to your truth.
On a different note, people always ask me what I should and shouldn’t do during a Mercury retrograde. AND my answer is, do what feels right within and don’t make hasty decisions without consulting your intuition (and maybe don't buy a car or other large electronic devices).
Overall, the remainder of the year will be about YOU and how YOU take care of your emotional body. Now is the time to do the inner work so come 1/1/2019 you are ready to set new intentions and consciously manifest your highest potential.
With love and light,
Get Ready for a New Beginning
The New Moon in 15° Scorpio on November 7th at 9:02AM MST brings soulful intentions to the surface. This New Moon is heavily influenced by our intuition and connection to the spiritual realm as the Sun and Moon in Scorpio trine Neptune in Pisces. Take time to connect with your soul and listen to the guidance provided. The emotional depths of our subconscious will not be dismissed and it is important to trust that what comes up is what will be the foundation of your New Moon intentions for the next 6 months.
The emotional insight continues as Jupiter in Scorpio forms a grand water trine with the Cancer North Node and Chiron (Rx) in Pisces along side this New Moon. This harmonious aspect inspires us to move forward along our Cancer North Node path of emotional security and building a strong inner foundation by revisiting an old wound (Chiron Rx) and expanding our perspective on the issue (Jupiter). This is the last day of Jupiter in Scorpio before it moves into Sagittarius for the next 13 months (more on this below), so take advantage on gaining your soul’s perspective on the emotional ties to your wounds so that they may be healed as you travel along the Cancer North Node path.
To give a little fire to the emotional waters of this New Moon, Uranus (Rx) will re-enter Aries to finish what was started 7 years ago. This quick detour back into Aries (from Taurus) will last only until March 2019 when Uranus will finally find its way back into the sign of Taurus to stay until 2025. Think of this quick transit of Uranus in Aries as a final exam. Have you done the work in order to pass? Before we can move on to a new chapter, we must complete the previous one.
Uranus in Aries is all about impulsive actions that shake things up. Aries is a fire sign that knows how to use its passion and strong imagination to initiate change. Think back to the last seven years, what changes did you experience in your life? What sudden shifts occurred for you and how did you handle them? The changes Uranus brings are not minor or slow shifts but major upheavals and awakenings. Learning to find inner peace during these times is a life lesson many of us are learning. As Lady Gaga once said:
“Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”
On November 8th, Jupiter enters Sagittarius for a 13 month transit. Think of this transit as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. During Jupiter in Scorpio, we were supported while doing the heavy inner work so that we could get ready for what is presented to us during Jupiter in Sagittarius, which is limitless! Jupiter is the natural ruler of Sagittarius so when Jupiter returns home after an 11 year orbit around the zodiac, a new 12 year cycle begins.
We will all benefit from the next 13 months, but those with Sun in Sagittarius and those with their natal Jupiter in Sagittarius will have just a little extra luck on their side. Pay attention to the house in your birth chart where Sagittarius resides. That area of your life will experience a prosperous boost in the form of a new expansive beginning. Take risks, be hopeful, and always remain open to receive!
With light and love,
November 2018 is all about shifting stories, shifting power, and shifting your karma. This month we will see major planetary events as Jupiter, Uranus, Mars, and the Lunar Nodes change signs. This means that you will see old stories come to an end and new ones begin.
This first week of November we will see our first major shift in the cosmos as the Lunar Nodes change signs from the Leo/Aquarius axis to the Cancer/Capricorn axis. On November 6th, the North Node (NN) will shift from Leo into Cancer and the South Node (SN) will shift from Aquarius into Capricorn. This Nodal Axis will continue until June of 2020. As a collective, we will ALL experience a shift in the karmic stories that show up in our lives.
Your karmic stories all have a past influence (SN) and future destination (NN). For most of your life, you are working to clear the SN karmic tendencies in order to reach your NN soul purpose.
The transition from Leo/Aquarius into Cancer/Capricorn brings the karmic focus of emotional security and our need to control. Fear is a major aspect of this karmic axis. It is the driving force behind the Capricorn SN and the need to control life in order to achieve emotionally security. But to be emotionally secure means to be at-home with your SELF. To embrace the vulnerability of being human and having emotions. To find comfort in the deep waters of your soul. So the focus of this new story will be on the NN in Cancer energy in order to help you release the fear of uncertainty and embrace the flow of life.
Depending upon where this Nodal Axis is represented in your birth chart, will determine the plot for this new story. For example, someone with a SN in Capricorn in their 10th house and NN in Cancer in their 4th house will see the story shift into one of balancing family life (home life) with their work life (public image). For these individuals, the next 18 months will focus on releasing their need to find security as a powerful authority figure and focus on nurturing their foundation or home life. When these two are balanced, abundance flows and emotional comfort can be achieved.
Those born between September 1981 and March 1983 (at the age of 37) will experience their (second) Nodal Return during this transit. This occurs as the transiting NN in Cancer passes over your natal NN in Cancer (and the transiting SN in Capricorn passes over your natal SN in Capricorn). What you experience during this time is meant to help you remember your life purpose. To make sure you are on the right path and open up the opportunities needed to get there.
In order to take full advantage of this transit, much depends on how aware you are of your life purpose (NN path). If you're not fully aware of what you need to move away from, and towards, these transits can pass you by. You may overlook your fated encounters and therefore miss out on the opportunities that are being given to you. BUT if you are consciously aware of your soul’s path, then you may fully embrace what opens up for you.
Need help discovering your life purpose, schedule a karmic axis astrology session today!
With love and light,
Ashley Tracey, MS RYT