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Showing posts with label astrology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label astrology. Show all posts

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Virgo Full Moon 2015

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Full moon rising over snowfields.

Virgo Full Moon

Moon opposes Sun at 10:07 am, Mar.5, 2015

As I've said many times before, I understand very little about astrology. I do like to read what April Elliott Kent writes as she usually puts her knowledge of astrology into stories of insights about her own life experience and then extrapolates from that a wee bit of coaching from the lesson she has learned.

This month she writes about the Virgo Full Moon with the sun in the opposite sign of Pisces.

Kent writes: "We're reminded at the Full Moon, when the Sun and Moon are in opposite signs, that we tend to fare best when our natural tendencies are tempered by their opposites. Virgo is at its best when it borrows from its opposite sign, Pisces, which tends to react empathetically to human frailty. Or course, a Virgo ... might say that Pisces' policy of rewarding imperfection with kindness is the same as having no standards at all. Pisces would say nothing in response, but simply smile understandingly."

Important take away - Balance

"... the ability to perceive the faults that prevent others from being great is no more important than the ability to make them believe that they are capable of greatness at all."

Do you have a team, clients, employee, or children? These are important words to remember. We are all coaches to someone. What kind of coach are you?

Read the whole article click here.

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Is The Virgo New Moon A Lunar Re-Set?

"When you get right down to it, life is a grand mess – and in fact, it’s kind of beautiful that way. Maybe everything is already perfect, just as it is, and your only job is to figure out your place in it,"  writes April Elliott Kent on her blog 
Big Sky Astrology

Referring to the Virgo new moon in August, Kent writes that Virgo encourages us to "become better,  more useful. Be of optimal service. Figure out what the world needs from you, and organize your life in such a way that you’re able to give it." 

She offers that "If we orient ourselves in that way, she thinks "Virgo will be pleased with us – no matter how messy our houses, how unbalanced our checkbook, or how abundant our cellulite."

Molly Hall at About Astrology titles her entry Virgo New Moon — August 25th, 2014: Purify Thyself. She writes “So with this Virgo lunation, we enter the zone of decontamination from all that’s wafted and streamed through. It’s a lunar re-set, to redeem your sanity."

Hall asks "What are ways to sanitize your life?" She suggests that you ask yourself questions like, 

“What’s cluttering up my life?”  
“What’s toxic to my body, spirit, and mind?"

Are you trying to figure out your place in the scope of things? Are you one of those people wondering what the world needs from you and how you are going to give it? Do you wonder what's cluttering up your life? If you answer yes to any of these questions, let me suggest a  book that may be very helpful for you.

The Practical Guide to Figuring Yourself Out: How to Go from Stuck to Star of Your Life

This is a step-by-step handbook, written by Pat Honiotes, of techniques and practices that can help you learn what you need to change in order to move forward and create an action plan for change. Click this image to order the workbook.

I wrote about this book when it was first released. Read my post here:

new moon image by Timo Newton-Syms
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Friday, December 21, 2012

Celebrating Winter Solstice In The Year 2012

On December 21 share with me the rebirth from darkness into light as our annual cycle of life begins again in the Northern Hemisphere.

Winter Solstice has always been one of my favorite days of the year. One reason is all the holiday celebrating, decorations and focus on giving. The other reason is I know that from this day, the light begins to return, the days begin to get longer instead of shorter and I know that spring will come.

This year people seem to be paying a lot more attention than usual to this pivotal day because of all the media attention with "end of the world" predictions. Truth be told, the world we knew began "ending" in 2001. Is any part of your life the same as it was before 9/11? We have been moving into the new world for 10 years.

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The following information is a good explanation of what I believe is happening around this Solstice without the hype of many other things I've read or heard. I would love to hear what you think about this info.

"All prophecy is fluid and changeable. The future is not set in stone. The reason is simple. We create our own reality through our collective thinking otherwise known as the mass consciousness. What a prophet "sees" is one of the probable outcomes of our future. If we don't like what the prophet has to say, we have the power to change it.

Cosmic cycles are nothing new to our ancestors. They are a part of the lore and history of many ancient civilizations. The Mayans studied them with a passion, and they served as the foundation of their sky religion. Even Plato was aware of the most important cycle for our planet occurring every 25,920 years, which he and others called the Great Year.

Today we find ourselves at the end of the 2160-year Age of Pisces, the beginning of Aquarius, the close of the Mesoamerican fifth world, the ending of the Kali Yuga (Iron Age) of the Hindus, and the extreme end of the Great Year."

source: fromthestars.com

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And then this from Griffith Observatory

"Some have claimed an alignment of planets occurs on winter solstice, 2012, and will cause a catastrophic reversal of the earth's magnetic field. There is no such planetary alignment on winter solstice, 2012, and even if all the planets did align in this fashion, it would not cause such a reversal of the Earth's magnetic field. There have been numerous planetary alignments and they have had no effect on the Earth."

Click these links if you want more info about
the Winter Solstice
or Celebrating A Celtic Christmas

Check out this Solstice poem and photo

Tell me how you celebrate the Solstice.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice 

This photo was taken the morning of the 2000 Winter Solstice near Ames, Iowa. The halo is made by sunlight shining through millions of ice crystals.

The Winter Solstice begins Wednesday, December 21 as the Sun begins its annual trek through Capricorn. We experience the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and the longest night.  

In this time of the longest night we share the rebirth from darkness into light as our annual cycle of life begins again. 

This is the time of the great Goddess preparing her movement from spirit into matter again, a time of the lessening of Yin Energy and the rising of Yang Energy.

 The yin yang symbol to the left reflects this cycle. If you think of the top being the summer soltice in June and the bottom the winter soltice in December then you can see the white yang energy slowly rising as the season moves into spring. 

Even at its peak the yang energy still has a dot of yin or darkness within the light. As we move into the autumn the black yin energy increases again with a dot of yang or light within the dark
Humans have made calendars, or measurements of time, beginning near this time of year for thousands of years. A famous example of this is a solstice calendar of surprising accuracy, Stonehenge dates back almost 5,000 years. 

Image Winter Solstice (Nasa photo)
Philip Appleton (SIRTF Science Center),Caltech

Edited 5/1/17