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Pluto Retrograde – 22nd of April 2018: Being Fearless & Unleashing your inner Warrior

Pluto Retrograde – 22nd of April 2018: Being Fearless and Unleashing your inner Warrior

Pluto retrograde 2018 starts on April 22 at 21° Capricorn and ends on September 30 at 18° Capricorn. The aspects and fixed star involved in Pluto retrograde 2018 will unleash your inner warrior. This is an ideal time to take towards a more aggressive and direct to deal with your Pluto power and control issues.

What is Pluto?

Pluto is a dwarf planet. A dwarf planet travels around, or orbits, the sun just like other planets. But it is much smaller. Pluto was discovered in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh. However, there is still the ongoing debate in both astrology, astronomy and the scientific communities in general to allow Pluto to be seen as an actual planet. Pluto is only 2,300 kilometres wide. That means it is 1,400 miles wide.

Pluto Retrograde April 2018

In terms of Zodiac astrology, Pluto is the ruling planet of Scorpio. Usually when Pluto is direct in orbit and not in retrograde (meaning going backwards) the energies are about transformation, renewal, birth, and new beginnings.

However, since Pluto is in retrograde, this means that Pluto will have an impact on everyone to some degree of how we control our thoughts, our words, and our actions.  In other words, we will have a difficult to let go of old habits, and even a fear of change. There is also a present fear of your personal power being taken away, or being too easily influenced.

We may all be reflecting back on our past, our past mistakes, of what we could have done, or what we have failed to do. Nevertheless, don’t allow this to dampen your spirits. Allow this time to teach you a valid lesson to know not to repeat this for your bright and happy future.

Unleashing your Inner Warrior – a time to be fearless!

While Pluto is in transit, during this phrase between now and until September 30th, 2018, this is a regular cycle of which it is in opposition to the Sun. Unlikely with all other outer planets, this little retrograde will have not as much impact or concern as other inner planet retrogrades.

This is a time of deep inner reflection, as with all retrogrades – as you review, renewal, and rejuvenate during this time. It is an excellent time to see and look at your personal power you’re your own personal control of your life. Are you valuing your own personal power? If anyone or any situation is controlling or manipulating you or your life – now is the time to let them go. Now is the time to practice your own assertiveness – not in a rude way, but to understand your own professional and personal boundaries for yourself and others.

This isn’t a time for power tripping but a time for elimination. A time to understand and realise your own habits – whether they are good or bad and take positive step to change. Think of it this way – if you want to seek change, you need to act on this change. But the most destructive behaviour or addiction, the harder it is to give it up and it won’t be easy to go cold turkey.

This is a fascinating time to seek what you are both personally and professionally passionate about. Are you driven or self-motivated to step out of your comfort zone? If you are, you can overcome any obstacle or challenge that presents itself to you over the next 5 months.

Pluto in Retrograde as well as in its transition phrase also allows you make you feel courageous, strong, and successful in both your personal and professional life. You may also feel that you are lucky in many aspects of your life. Be thankful and grateful for these wonderful experiences that will come to you.

Please remember that you don’t have to force change or have to react to unexpected change. So this is a natural development in your life associated with increased power and influence, spiritual and personal growth, wealth creation and professional advancement. Higher and Powerful forces are working behind the scenes to promote you to a higher level. A strong urge to reform something in your life will coincide with an opportunity to do just that.

Pluto will go direct (forward) on September 30th, 2018 at 18° Capricorn

With love and blessings,

Libby xo

Pluto is currently in retrograde
Pluto is currently in retrograde

 

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Saturn Retrograde 17 April 2018 – A TIME OF REFLECTION

Saturn Retrograde 17 April 2018 –  A TIME OF REFLECTION 

Saturn Retrograde 2018 starts on April 17 at 9° Capricorn and ends on September 6 at 2° Capricorn. The planet Saturn, is the planet of wisdom, discipline and of karma. During this time of transition, this Saturn retrograde is a time where karma is being sorted out, by time and space.

On a karmic level, things may seem blurry to you. Everything in existence – the past, presence and future is now rolled into one. Karma is seen as both good and bad, both as a way to teach as valid lessons of life, of existence, and both in this current life and from past lives. With this current Saturn in retrograde, the karma that you have gathered from all your learnt lessons, from all your lives, will related to how responsible you have been in the past.

This isn’t a test,  but more a curiosity state of reflection. The lessons associated with Saturn retrograde relate to your thoughts, words and actions. It will be especially challenging for individuals who have a history of teasing or verbally abusing others. Gloomy thoughts, bad news, loneliness, could have a negative effect of your mental state of mind.

During this Retrograde phrase, it is a time to focus on a positive state of mind, however it may intensify or you could find it difficult to have negative thinking, once Saturn goes direct on September 6, you will develop an understanding of why you may have developed these depressive moods.

Try not to allow negative thinking to stop you from achieving your dreams and aspirations. While, we can’t control the words, thoughts and actions of other people, we can certainly control our own. We can also learn to communicate clearly and have patience with others as well as ourselves.

Briefly, Saturn in retrograde want to ensure that we are all making the right life choices for ourselves in terms of our professional lives, our ambitions and our long-term goals.

With all retrogrades they don’t last forever, and it just ensure a time that is need to make us all stronger, courageous and braver people.

With love and blessings,

Libby Saturn

 

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New Moon in Aries: A New Dawn has Arrived

New Moon in Aries: A New Dawn has Arrived

The New Moon on Sunday April 15, 2018 at 28° Aries aligns with the planet Uranus. With these changes, brings a more positive and exciting new directions for everyone in every Zodiac sign.

This is particularly good news for all you lovebirds out there, especially those already in relationships, finding once again that spark and connection between you and your partner. Or for those seeking love – this is an opportunity to focus on what you really want and need in a partner. Either way, the planets align in your favor!

This powerful and spiritual New Moon that brings success and hard work into your favor as well. Many of you have been working towards reaching long term as well as short term goals, without much success. With your vision and idealism still intact portends determination and results will shine through this next Moon phrase.

The April 15 New Moon at 26°02′ Aries Sign falls within Pisces Constellation (17° Pisces to 2° Taurus). Ruled by Neptune, this Constellation gives spirituality, idealism, empathy, intuition and dreaming; but also illusion, deception, weakness, confusion and vagueness. It rules mirrors, film, fog, mist, gases, anesthetics, drugs, altered states of consciousness, poison, hypnotism, socialism, welfare and communism. This astrological aspect is a like a sword, it has two sides to it, and it does require balance in order to have harmony.

On the spiritual side to this New Moon, be open to creating personal change and consider rethinking old habits, old thoughts, and behaviors. The Aries energy is one that empowers us to self-development to review what we need to know in order to move forward to our true being.

If this New Moon energy is too much for you, just take some time out for yourself. As you being a new project, a new career, or even a new relationship, it is important to reassess yourself as you are also born into a sense of newness, each and every New Moon! Indulge in some quality self-care.

Above all, see the compassion, love, empathy and understanding that you have not only for yourself, but for others. See everything from a nonjudgmental point of view, and be open-minded this New Moon.

You’ll be surprised what you may find!

Happy New Moon Blessings!!!

Libby xoxo

New Moon April 2018 Times and Dates:

Los Angeles, April 15 at 6:57 pm
New York, April 15 at 9:57 pm
London, April 16 at 2:57 am
Delhi, April 16 at 7:27 am
Sydney, April 16 at 11:57 am

Next Moon Phrase: April 29th, 2018

The New Moon in Aries is the start of a new astrological year.

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Crystal for the Week: AZURITE – EXPANDED AWARENESS

Crystal for the Week: AZURITE – EXPANDED AWARENESS
(Courtesy of the Crystal Reading Cards by Rachelle Charman)

For the week commencing: March 26th, 2018 to April 1st, 2018.

Crystal Colours: Vibrants ranges of blue
Related Chakras: Third Eye

As we approach a very powerful week particularly for two world faiths: Judaism and Christianity, we are reminder to expanded our awareness of the world, and let go of the illusion that we may be holding onto old habits, old thinking patterns and indeed old perspectives of ourselves and others.

This powerful crystal helps you to see things from a higher perspective. What is it that you are truly asking to see? You need to be ready to see and hear the truth, if you are prepared to hear it and see it. Once again, I will be going on the continued theme this week of releasing and letting go of issues, people and situations, that no longer have a purpose or serve any meaning for you.

With the Blue Moon and Full Moon in Libra- which is a very rare phenomenon that has not occurred since 1999. The major focus for this Blue Moon is the focus on love, relationships, friendships, releasing old patterns of thought as well as seeing everything from a higher perspective.

While the colour, ‘Blue” has traditionally, been seen and associated as a colour of sadness, loneliness, and “feeling blue” you may be feeling every sense that you will experience this since Libra’s ruling planet is Venus, dealing with the emotionally-charged feminine aspect of self. However, Libra is also a star sign of balance, harmony, judgement and perspectives. How often do you seek a nurturing and caring side of ourselves? This is also a very strong side to the beautiful Venus, and hence it is a very strong influence on Libra.

Blue on a spiritual side of colour is also strongly associated with communication. You will noticed with this beautiful and powerful card it is associated with the third eye, as well as with the throat chakra. The third eye is located between one’s physical two eyes. This crystal can safely help you stay grounded as you gradually open up your third eye. The third eye helps you seek a higher perspective of yourself, but also other people.

So why is this week so special and important? What is it necessary to expand our awareness? Firstly, due to the lunar calendar, both Passover and Easter both coalign with each other this year in 2018. This only occurs every few years due to the lunar calendar cycle, since both religions follow different calendars.

Peseach or Passover commemorates the Israelites leaving Ancient Egypt after many years of bondage and persecutions.. One of the most beautiful rituals observed by many Jews both observant and cultural is the Passover Sedar which is a constant reminder to them about the Israelites escaping Egypt led by Moses. Connected to this ritual, years later is the Jesus of Nazareth, who himself was Jewish, who according to Christians around the world, is the Messiah of all humanity. Jesus had his Last Supper with his disciples which was a Passover Sedar.

That was just very briefly an example of how two very different faiths share a very beautiful similarity. I have shown this example as a way to help you all see that this week is indeed special and holy for many people around the world. WE are all called to see everything from a higher perspective – to try and understand that there’s always something that we can learn from each other, that perhaps we don’t know….and perhaps we can therefore learn from each other.

See, both the messages of Passover and Easter are freedom, liberation and new beginnings, which essentially is what all the world needs right now at this very moment. The world needs peace and love.

So in brief:

  • Connects and enhances your intuition – creating trust to follow your own guidance
  • Expands awareness, and allows you to see things from a different perspective, allowing personal transformation and healing to occur.
  • Dissolves old beliefs systems, concepts and misconceptions
  • Opens you to vision and insight into your life and others.

Passover (Peseach)

Begins: Friday: March 30 (at nightfall)
Ends: Saturday: April 7 (at nightfall)

Easter

Sunday: April 1 (Western Christianity)
Sunday April 8 (Eastern Christianity)

Much love and blessings,

Libby

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Crystal for the Week: PRROMORPHITE – PATIENCE

Crystal for the Week: PYROMORPHITE – PATIENCE
(Courtesy of The Healing Oracle Crystal Cards by Rachelle Charman)
For the week commencing March 19th 2018 to March 25th 2018

Crystal Colour: Lime Green
Related Chakras associated with this Crystal: Solar Plexus and Heart

The Pyromorphite is a unique and rare crystal to help promote more patience in your life. As mentioned previously, we will experience New Moon in Pisces at 27° Pisces on March 17th or March 18th, depending on where you live in the world. This current moon phrase will last approximately for 4 weeks, as it will last until April 15th, 2018.

The New Moon will open up deep and painful wounds that are most needed for emotional healing. This is due to the close alignment with the minor planet Chiron, the wounded healer. Perhaps during this time, you may feel your raw emotions on either physical, mental, emotional, sexual or spiritual level are truly exposed. It is looking deep within your psyche in order to begin again – both on a conscious and subconscious levels.

In the mix with the New Moon in Pisces, Mercury, the planet of communication and technology will be going into retrograde (goes backwards). Mercury retrograde 2018 starts on March 22nd at 16° Aries and ends on April 15th at 4° Aries. Mercury Retrogrades have been known to caused much nuisance and inconvenience which may include:  technology, lost items; communications and travelling. However, see the Mercury Retrograde as more an opportunity to as a time for reflection, renewal, to be re-energized! and restart again!

The main focus on the Mercury Retrograde in Aries will be either lust or love, as there is potential for new relationships or for new love interest, however, it’s important to use your best judgement or discernment when it comes to matters of the heart. If all else fails, take some time to reflect before you act. Maybe consider journaling  your feelings or emotions down first, before taking any necessary action.

Aries, being a fire sign, in Astrology, brings a certain flair and intensity into the mix again with this energy, however, this comes back to our crystal for this week.

We all need patience in order to deal with chaos, in order to deal with stress, and also to deal with any emotional healing from our past in order to release it, learn from it and begin again.

Patience is also necessary in order to learn how to be more assertive with ourselves but also with other people – especially if they are feeling emotional. It is important to be there for other people, no question about that, but it is just as vital to look after ourselves at this emotional and sensitive time at this astrological peak. I’m not saying that we can’t be there for others, we can – but it’s best to use your best judgement at all times.

Patience is also necessary within yourself – to help you work on your goals, and build your own self-esteem and self-worth.  We all need patience and understanding to know that we are doing the best we can under the circumstances that we are given. Patience is also essential to come back to the present moment in mindfulness; and  to both show empathy – the ability to share one feelings with another person.

So in brief: 

  • This crystal assists in creating more patience, allowing for deeper understanding and tolerance.
  • Deepens your intuitions and gut feelings
  • Encourages oneself to be more courageous and assertive
  • Support you to stand up for yourself
  • Addresses issues of low self-esteem & self-worth
  • Promotes a deeper belief and respect for oneself

With love and Crystal blessings to you for this upcoming week!

Libby xoxo

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New Moon in Pisces: March 17th-March 18th, 2018

New Moon in Pisces: March 17th-March 18th, 2018

As we finished another astrological year (yay!) this new moon will occur in the intuitive and watery sign of Pisces. Pisces in the last astrological sign in the Zodiac as we all strive for balance, harmony, wholeness and stability.

This New Moon will make every single of one us more emotional than usual and this is because of looking deep into the emotional state of our being of conscious and our subconscious. It is very heavy connected to the dark feminine – to find the deep honest truth hidden with our core within ourselves and with others.

The New Moon in Pisces calls for you to release your burdens, your worries, your fears, or doubts, and allows you to start again. Like with any healing process – you will feel a whole range of emotions or feelings. This is perfectly okay as this the whole reason why New Moons occur.

Like with every New Moon cycle, it occurs every 28 days, and allows you to begin again, like a newborn baby, or newborn kitten or puppy. We are all called to renew ourselves again. Pisces in the New Moon is calling us to surrender during this transition of change, if we are willing to, if we allow ourselves to, and if we open our hearts to.

Mercury will go into Retrograde in Aries (goes backwards) on March 22 2018. There is always potential if this affects technology, lost items; communications and travelling; however, to me, this time is more about renewal, reflection, restart, and reenergized! While in retrograde in Aries, does bring a certain flair or fire to this energy, please don’t alarmed. Remain calm during this progress as this will last until April 15th, 2018.

The main focus on the Mercury Retrograde in Aries will be either lust or love, as there is potential for new relationships or for new love interest, however, it’s important to use your best judgement or discernment when it comes to matters of the heart. If all else fails, take some time to reflect before you act.

Happy New Moon Blessings,

Libby xo

New Moon Times and Dates:
Melbourne (Aust)
Sun, 18 Mar 2018, 12:13am
AEDT
UTC+11 hours

Denpasar (Bali)
Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 9:13pm
WITA
UTC+8 hours

London (UK)
Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 1:13pm
GMT
UTC

Los Angeles (USA)
Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 6:13am
PST
UTC-8 hours

New York (USA)
Sat, 17 Mar 2018, 9:13am
EST

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Crystal for this week: HERMATITE – GROUNDING

Crystal for this week: HERMATITE – GROUNDING

(Courtesy of the Crystal Reading Cards by Rachelle Charman)
For this week commencing March 12th to March 18th, 2018

Related Chakras associated to this Crystal: Base chakra
Crystal colours: Various shades of grey or black

We have definitely had this crystal before, even just 2 weeks ago. This is due to the major creativity as well as looking into the painful aspect towards emotional, physical and even sexual healing as on March 17th, 2018 we will experience a New Moon. The new moon on March 17, 2018 falls at 27° Pisces Sign in the Tropical Zodiac.

The New Moon March 2018 astrology will expose painful wounds because of a close alignment with minor planet Chiron, the Wounded Healer. (More about this in a few days!)

Although these intense energies, will be painful, and may cause you to feel as if someone is putting salt into your wound…..it can help you to take you to new heights of both personal and spiritual development. New self-discoveries of yourself and others, will allow you to create a pathway towards a healing that you need and want.

During this time of healing, it is important and essential to stay grounded and cleansed with one of the most powerful crystals on Earth. The Hermatite crystal will purify and cleanse your aura, as well as aiding you towards a closer and deeper connection towards our beautiful Mother Earth. Used for Crystal healing, the Hematite is also used for detoxification not only for the base chakra, which it is strongly connected to, but you can always set the intention for clear, cleansing and protecting all your chakras.

The Hematite crystal will also help you through any form of trauma and encourages you to indulge in self-care. And to always remember that you are deeply loved.

Remember that when each beloved child of the Divine stands on Earth, essentially the Divine carries us with love, support and encouragement towards our goals, our aspirations, our desires. The Divine is also there when we are sad, angry, upset, disappointed, ashamed, embarrassed, or hurt. But as well our deeply connect with the Divine and our spiritual teams, they are always there when we need them. However, as human beings we have been given the greatest gift….to experience life even though we might not understand or comprehend it. Life is to be experienced, is a blessing.

With love, light and blessings,

Libby xo

Hematite

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The Full Worm Moon – March 1st, 2018

THE FULL WORM MOON – MARCH 1ST, 2018.

This Full Moon (or by Native American Full Worm Moon, who called this name to count for the lunar moon phrases to track their seasons) in March is going to be guiding us along as to where we have to focus our attention.

The Full Moon took place on Thursday March 1st, 2018 at 11 degrees Virgo. For many of you, it is a chance to detoxify and focus on self-reflection. March is indeed a special month, not only we have one, but two Moons!

There will be a Blue Moon that will occur on March 31st, 2018. (Please see below!) The Full Moon creates the simple setting of an intention towards oneself to be guided, and surrendering ourselves to the magnificent Moon can help us to tune in to the wisdom which is on offer.

The Full Moon in March is also working in conjunction with the February Solar Eclipse. It is the last Full Moon before the start of the astrological year.

If there are some things which you lease from the year gone past, or unresolved business which was stirred around the Solar Eclipse, this Full be giving you a helping hand.

Journaling and meditation are also great ways which will help you to tune into this energy. They will help you to receive the guidance you are looking for. Perhaps you are seeking towards breaking bad habits, learning to overcome any challenges or difficulties with grace and a positive attitude,

This Full Moon also carries a strong manifestation potential. When you are coming from a place of thankfulness and gratitude, this is when manifestation holds such great and wonders powers. Don’t worry so much on “how” or “when” it will be happen….just trust that will happen. Then, leave it to your beloved Spiritual team to help you and guide you. Anything can be healed, and anything can happen. Trust and to have faith is all that is needed.

Think about what energy you would like to bring into your life or what you would like to fill your life with. Set an intention to make it happen.

As this Full Moon is closely linked to the realms of health, as well healing, it is also the perfect time to schedule a checkup, start a new exercise regime, or detox. You can also seek guidance towards finding the right health practitioner of both eastern and western medicine with the help and support of Archangel Raphael, the Angel of Health and wellbeing; and in Hinduism – Lord Dhanvantri, the God of Ayurveda. You can also seek support from any other Ascended Master, spirit guide or Angel whom you feel comfortable that aligns with your spirituality.

With paying some attention to your overall wellness, this Full Moon is going to help you to feel nourished from the inside out. Any actions taken to nurture your health and wellbeing are also going to be amplified. You are likely to see great benefits.

Overall, this will be a beautiful Full Moon which strikes the perfect balance between being magical, as well as sensitive and intuitive, with being practical and very guidance driven. Be grateful and come from a place to seeing things from both sides of the story.

A blue moon isn’t an astrological term. It is a term that has only occurred from the 1940’s. There are two definitions that are generally accepted within the astrological and astronomy communities:

  • An extra full Moon that occurs in a season. One season—winter, spring, fall, summer—typically has three full moons. If a season has four full moons, then the third full moon may be called a Blue Moon.
  • The second full moon of a calendar month. It takes our Moon about 29.5 days to complete one cycle of phases (from new Moon to new Moon). Therefore, there will be an extra Moon in a calendar year. (This second definition has become more popular in recent decades).

While this Full Moon especially good for Taureans, Cancerians, Virgos, Scorpios, Capricorns and Pisceans, but it’s more challenging for everyone else. Stay in the moment if you are facing any difficulties and challenges. Try and see things from a different perspective and realise that with any obstacle or challenge, you can create the change that you need or want.

All in all, see the love, the understanding, the forgiveness that the Full Moon has to offer you.

With love and blessings for you and your loved ones on this blessed Full Moon. Libby xo

Next Moon Phrase: BLUE MOON – MARCH 31ST, 2018.

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Solar Eclipse 15 February 2018 – Great Change Ahead

Solar Eclipse 15 February 2018 – Great Change Ahead

The partial Solar Eclipse occurred on Thursday February 15th 2018 at 27° Aquarius in the Tropical Zodiac. The main focus for the astrology for this New Moon in February is on ideas and communication because it is closely aligns with the planet Mercury. To join with the solar eclipse of 2018 are two asteroids named Juno and Hygeia. This means love and companionship, and health and medicine respectfully; will be important topics of great discussion.

This February 2018 Solar Eclipse will have a positive impact on the planet Uranus. This means you can make positive changes towards improving your life. The Solar Eclipse will allow you to give you a freedom of choice towards the opportunities and new experiences that you encounter, and yes – this includes the people that you meet! With new ideas and technologies will give you a more happier, healthier and more enjoyable outlook on your life!

Together in partnership with January 31st lunar eclipse, the Solar Eclipse of February 2018 signals new awareness of changing times for women trapped in forced marriage, prostitution and slavery. This is an excellent eclipse phrase for the rights of women in regards to health, welfare, education in general; but especially for mothers.

Solar Eclipse Meaning

So what is a solar eclipse? This eclipse is just like a regular new moon where the Moon passes between Earth and Sun. However, a Solar Eclipse is more powerful because the Moon darkens the Sun. The February 2018 solar eclipse is a partial solar eclipse is most of the Sun will still be visible. The new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new cycle. A new moon influence last for 4 weeks but a solar eclipse last about 6 months.

The strongest but the most important aspect in astrology is the Sun conjunct Moon. This means that all possibilities are on the table for you right now – so go put yourself in the forefront…..and go make plans for your exciting future! It’s time to question your habits, ideas, thinking, as you continue your search for new and inventive ways to make your own personal progress. This is an ideal time to make a fresh start, so write your new found goals on a piece of paper. The February Solar Eclipse 2018 will compliment the themes founds the lunar eclipse on January 31st, 2018. Together, these powerful eclipse phrases will last until July 12th, 2018 solar eclipse.

Solar Eclipse February 2018 Astrology

The February 15 solar eclipse at 27°07′ Aquarius is very close to the planet Mercury. This means deals, ideas, communication, ideas, education, and transport will be the major theme of this eclipse. There’s two more planetary aspects that directly add their influence to the communication and transport issues arising over the next 6 months.

New Moon February 2018 falls in dark region of the night spanning 24° Aquarius to 03° Pisces. There’s no fixed stars, in the area, however, there are two asteroid within very close proximity of the February solar eclipse. The two of close asteroids are June and Hygeia are to the Sun and Moon of the eclipse and to planet Mercury.

Solar Eclipse 2018 Conjunctions

Solar eclipse conjunct Mercury means the major focus on this eclipse is your thinking and communications. Mercury also rules rationality and reasoning, primary and secondary education, your neighborhood, siblings, cousins, short distance transport, news and information.

Mercury also is very simulative. It is lively, adaptable, fast, variable, unemotional and curious. An increase in mental activity will also come from general chit-chat and the sharing of ideas and opinions. You will want to talk about topics that are of great interest to you as well as news of the day, in discussions, conversations, meetings and debates. The solar eclipse signals and the right time to start a blog on the internet or to write a book. It’s also an excellent time to make plans and start business deals, to bargain, buy or sell.

Solar eclipse 2018 conjunct Juno means that marriage and unions will be a major topic of Mercury discussions. Juno, also known as Juno Covella, a Roman Goddess, is the Goddess of the New Moon.  The word Covella, is a Latin word meaning hollow (describing the new moon’s thin crescent.) The ancient Roman calendar was lunar, and each month being with a new moon. In Ancient Roman times, ceremonies in Juno’s honour were held on the first day of every month.

In every 28-day new moon cycle, Juno is also strongly associated with the emale reproductive cycle. Since Juno is a lunar goddess who oversees women of a childbearing age, from puberty, to childbirth and marriage. She also rules soulmates, true love and soulmates.

In a very deeper level, famous astrologist, Demetra George has suggested that asteroid Juno also symbolises the mystic union or state of spiritual consciousness you can reach when you transcend you ego. This means to overcome the separateness through the union of becoming one with the Universe.

“June symbolises the yearning for full mystic union that is emotionally, sexually and psychologically fulfilling….In the horoscope, Juno represents the emotional and psychological needs that motivate us to seek martial union.” – Demetra George.

Solar eclipse conjunct Hygeia will add the topics of health, wellness, and medicine on the discussion on marriage and unions. Adding the topic of health, asteroid Hygeia is also associated with hygiene, tradition and natural medicine, doctors, healers, disease, illness, toxins, fear of poison, fear of doctors, fear of medical results, hypochondria, hesitation to get check-ups, operations, misdiagnoses, drug abuse, diet, worrying about the health of family and friends.

Solar Eclipse February 2018 Summary

You know that there are endless possibilities abound and positive changes to be found following this partial eclipse of the Sun. The Solar Eclipse February 2018 will fill your head with ideas on how to improve your life through education and positive change. Some of your thoughts will turn to companionship to love. Health and medicine are other topics of discussion to come from the New Moon February 2018, especially in regards to mental health and women’s health issues.

There will be changes thanks to Solar eclipse sexile in Uranus as different view points on tradition – particular about relationships, same-sex relationships, marriage and different views on lifestyles with no judgement and open-mindedness. The nuclear family as it was known is now constantly changing and evolving. There are now new family structures of new parenting styles and families being formed.

Solar eclipse square Jupiter will mean that you are more happier in yourself at this point in time. You will have more positive changes to make in your life and freedom of opportunities ahead to bring much success to you. However, this aspect of this moon phrase means to show respect, moderation and discipline. Don’t make too many drastic changes all at once. Just a few positive changes is all that is needed. Spend your energy on what you truly want.

Venus sexile Saturn will encourage to seek a desire for companionship. You are seeking for love, to be loved and to be loved in return. However, you are seeking a long lasting relationship and not one-night stands. Yes, you are seeking that true love energy of a compatible and lasting partner. If you are already with an existing partner, please be reassured that you will experience a step in the commitment area in some shape or form. This is the perfect time to become engaged or even married, during the period of when Juno is asteroid of the Solar Eclipse.

Mars squares Neptune means to be cautious to the wind especially if you are only in sexual relationships. While this may suit some people, it can lead very much to the following of what you need to avoid: , deceit, lies, betrayal, scandal, suspicion and infatuation. You may be very sexually attracted to someone, but you are very blind to their faults. Is it love, or is it something that is only lust? Remember feelings can easy be hurt, on both sides of the heart, so be cautious. Also, sexually transmitted diseases are also on the rise, and with the asteroid Hygeia this Solar Eclipse,  is helping us all to be more aware of our holistic wellbeing and health.

Jupiter sexile Pluto will promote positive change within this current moon phrase. While you may need to cope with unexpected change, however, this is positive change. Look at this great change as personal and spiritual growth and you begin to take that leap forward in your life. If you are feeling lonely, this is the perfect time to socialise and meet new people;  It is also a time to revaluate your goals – either personally or professionally; It’s also a wonderful time to review, or start a business.

Whatever plans you can indeed find the oneness, the strength and the courage to move forward with all your endeavours with help and support of the Universe.

Next Moon Phrase: Full Moon 1 March 2018

Until next time, stay blessed and happy!

Libby xoxo

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The Nurturing Lunar Eclipse

This Lunar Eclipse will be a blue moon, and a blood moon as well!

The Nurturing Lunar Eclipse

Get ready for the ‘MOTHER’ of all Moons!!! Why? This intense and uplifting energy will not happen again until 2047!! I’m sure all of you beautiful people will have heard of the Blue Moon, BUT – we will also experience a blood moon – which is a SUPERMOON!!

The lunar eclipse on Wednesday January 31, 2018 is at 11 degrees Leo. The lunar eclipse January 2018 astrology centres on an extremely close alignment of the Moon and Ceres. With this particular moon, such energy will have a focus on women – the empowerment on all  women, –  single, partnered, married, or widowed. The roles in which all women will see themselves, as well as society at large is dramatically changing as a global and international society have seen over the past couple of years.  The moon rules women and traditional motherhood, while Ceres rules independent women and modern motherhood. The dynamics of traditional roles will be questions as women will question what they would wish to do with their own self-empowerment and development.

Lunar eclipse January 2018 will focus attention on single mothers and working mothers. Working single mothers really are super women. Juggling and balancing their lives as well as their loved ones.  The rights and freedoms of women in general are major themes of the January 31 lunar eclipse. Social discussions and political debate in this eclipse phase will include parenting styles, custody rights, maternity leave, childcare and equal pay.

The dynamics of traditional roles will be in questioned as women will brainstorm on what they would wish to do with their own self-empowerment and development. Now, this isn’t an ego thing, rather to put their own needs for a change FIRST. Remember, the Divine Feminine energy will be an ongoing theme for 2018, and beyond.

The Lunar Eclipse 

For this lunar eclipse will only be more intense and stronger. The main focus will be on  attention to detail within intimate relationships, family and home life. A total lunar eclipse will have a more profound impact on your personal life. The Sun opposite Moon qualities of emotions and instincts will reach their peak during the lunar eclipse. You will take a more objective look at your close relationships to see if there is balance and harmony. Everyone will be able to clearing see their own intentions and needs – and hence be able to notice if there is any relationships imbalances that may be causing disharmony.

In particular, when there’s a blotting out of the Moon during the total lunar eclipse – this represents the resetting of your emotions, clearing away any emotional baggage of the previous six months. You can truly see it as the ‘reset’ button if you like! This January 31st lunar eclipse marks the end of an eclipse phase which began with the August 7th, 2017 lunar eclipse. There will be a new eclipse phrase which will include the solar eclipse on 15 February 2018. It will last until the solar eclipse of 12 July 2018.

The January 31st, 2018 lunar eclipse falls at 11°37′ Leo Sign.  However, due to the procession of the equinoxes, this eclipse is in the Cancer Constellation.  The Moon is at home in the Cancer Constellation. This means that the Full Moon in January 2018 will be very powerful total eclipse of the Moon. The Cancer the Crab rules the home and family, mothers, mothering, housework, and comfort. It is emotional, domestic, intuitive and sensitive. The Crab, and this lunar eclipse, will make you feel more caring and responsibility, with a charitable and fostering nature. The Moon in the Cancer Constellation is emotional, domestic and sensitive. Cancer and the Moon are more intuitive than logical.

This Lunar Eclipse has two main points:

The Moon: represents your emotions, subconscious, habits, memories, moods, mother, maternal instincts, nurturing, home and your need for security, as well as clairvoyance as well as a symbol for Archangel Haniel.

Minor Planet Ceres: rules motherly love, female reproductive issues, family bonds and relationships. Named after the Roman virgin goddess, Ceres represents independent single women and sole parents. (Yes, this does include single fathers as well!) Ceres being the grain goddess ruled agriculture hence the growing of plants, food crops, natural resources, harvest and the environment.

Lunar Eclipse Summary January 2018 

This lunar eclipse gives a sense of nurturing and caring of one’s family and loved ones. But on the other hand it is also a double edge sword of empowering one self to give the rights to all women who are seeking equality of recognition to work in highly-skilled jobs, access to education, access to health care, equal pay, and yes, still in some parts of our world the right to vote and be recognised for being women. Parts of these issues are political, sociality, cultural and religious debate which has no easy answers. HOWEVER, with this new lunar eclipse – the first step is to start a conversation….and hence a new beginning.

The role of divine woman has wholeheartedly changed. As women we have been given the choice to marry or not. The choice to have children or not. Yet they are choices – personal choices to make individually. Sometimes life deals with ALL OF US different cards, and again there’s no easy answers. There is also a energy to nurturing yourself as well as nurturing others.

You will realise with this blue moon, supermoon and lunar eclipse that these energies will require balance, understanding and patience. We each have both Divine feminine and masculine energies within our being, we each have a responsibility to search, to reflect within ourselves for our own nature as well as nurture.

Remember to all those who are mothers, (or fathers, step-parents, grand-parents or guardians) if you are single, partnered, married or widowed….you’re doing a FANTASTIC JOB! You are doing the best you can for your children!! (and step-children & grand-children!!)

For those aren’t parents, REMEMBER THIS: There are many ways to be a PARENT. YOU JUST NEED TO SHOW LOVE,  AND TO SHOW COMPASSION FROM YOUR HEART.  You don’t need to be a parent to pass on your DNA – you just need to have that loving heart. 

May you have a blessed Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon & Blue Moon.

Many blessings and love to y’all!

Libby xoxo

Next Moon Phrase: Solar Eclipse 15 February 2018 

Lunar Eclipse Times and Dates: 

Los Angeles
January 31 – 5:26 am
New York January 31 – 8:26 am
London January 31 – 1:26 pm
New Delhi January 31 – 6:56 pm
Sydney  January 31 – 11:26 pm

 

This Full Moon (blood moon) focusing on nurturing and motherhood. The Divine Feminine within each of us!

 

 

 

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Get Ready for this Super Moon! Full Moon for December 3rd 2017!!

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Super Moon in Gemini – December Full Moon

Get Ready for the Super Moon! This December Full Moon is also known as the Cold Moon, The Long Night’s Moon, or The Oak’s Moon.

The Super Moon is definitely unique – as it is orbiting closer to Earth. It will be appearing about 10% bigger than a usual. With this event, it will enhance the given opportunity for a deeper releases, on many levels. Illumination, insights and gaining clarity with be reveal in both subtle and unsubtle ways. Things may be cracked open unexpectedly!

You may have noticed the many energy shifts recently and this is due to not only as we are coming to the end of 2017, but also because of this Super Moon.

Be more mindful of your emotions & actions

Since the Full Moon in 11° Gemini hence is strongly influenced by planet Neptune. The full moon square Neptune at only 0°10′ orb means Neptune will be at its most sinister. You may more sensitive or emotional than usual. Lies and deception, loss and disappointment, theft, illness and scandal are possibilities during the next two weeks of the moon phrase until the New Moon on December 18th, 2017.

During this phrase, when the Moon squares Neptune, you notice strange feelings or experiences that may lead to question reality. Chances are that you are not perceiving these things correctly. Don’t make important decisions based on first impressions. You could be deluding yourself or being deceived by other people. It’s important not to give your power away – just be cautious or aware; as this is a very vulnerable time for everyone. Deceitful people can easily recognize any form of vulnerability or confusion of others which means that more than likely, you will end of getting hurt.

Follow YOUR OWN INTUITION

While it is completely your decision (and a personal decision) to get any form of spiritual guidance or psychic reading) please remember to also follow your own inner guidance of your heart and soul. Remember that they may be some people who might take advantage of you, but there’s also a number of good and kind people out there in the world; who are very gifted in the esoteric arts. Kindness and compassion during times of uncertainly can help you become more intuitive and empathic.

The Full Moon is Excellent for CREATIVITY

The Full Moon may have you buzzing around with new ideas, new projects or overall getting ready for a bursting 2018. The attributes of Gemini are intellect, creativity, ingenuity, and communication. So if you have new idea, or new project in mind – go write it down! Let your creativity soar! It’s also a wonderful time to manifest your dreams, ambitions, goals or anything else that you wish to accomplish. Keeping mind with manifestation – that it might not happen straight away as you would like it (The Universe as it’s only calendar and agenda!) but miraculous things can occur for you in the most surprising and unexpected ways. Nevertheless, uses this beautiful energy to experience and expand your mind, body and soul to the best of your abilities.

Release and Surrender:

As you know with every Full Moon – it is a time to release, to reflect and to surrender to what no longer serves you. With the Super Moon as previously mentioned – you may experience a heighten sense of emotion and sensitivity towards yourself and towards other people. Now, is the time for even more necessary releases. Let go of what needs to be let go – you know in your heart what you need to do in regards to this. You can’t change the past (although for all of us we may want to) however, you can LEARN FROM THE PAST.

You may also feel the need to let any necessary emotion or feelings out. Cry, yell or scream or get angry (but I must stress to do this in safe environment – particularly at home) this not only helps to release any built-up emotions (anger, sadness, resentment, or fear) but it helps to release and surrender to things both consciously or unconsciously within your being.

Breathe. Meditate. Reflect back on the lessons and mistakes (or life experiences as I prefer to call it!) of 2017. Remember to be grateful and thankful to the year that was.

CRYSTALS TO HELP YOU FOR SUPER MOON IN GEMINI:

Orange calcite helps stimulate creativity.
Dalmatian stone helps calm anxious or frazzled nerves.
Aragonite helps us clear blocks and brings patience. It can help with trust, seeing the truth, and aids with understanding.
Celestine connects us with the spirit realm, helping us see a greater picture and access messages.
Optic calcite or any clear quartz helps us see scenarios more clearly, and brings a blank slate quality to one’s energy.

Next Moon Phrase: New Moon – December 18th 2017

Los Angeles: December 3 – 7:47 am
New York: December 3 – 10:47 am
London: December 3 – 3:47 pm
New Delhi: December 3 – 9:17 pm
Sydney: December 4 – 1:47 pm

Have a safe, blessed and happy Super Moon! Make the most of the creativity opportunities!

Love Libby x

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New Moon 18 November 2017 – EARTHLY CHANGES

New Moon 18 November 2017 – EARTHLY CHANGES

The new moon on Saturday the 18th of November 2017 is at 26 degrees Scorpio. New moon November 2017 is almost exactly opposite a planet new to astrology. Minor planet Sedna was only discovered in 2003 so astrologers have only just started to understand it’s meaning. Most interpretations seem to be based on the mythology of the arctic goddess of the sea because the planet was named after her. Due to the orbital history of Sedna I am sure it’s associated with climate change and rising sea levels.

The November 18 new moon links a new awareness of climate change to the most important planetary aspect of 2017, Saturn trine Uranus. This major aspect will help you make positive changes in your life in response to the threats posed by climate change. New moon November 2017 will help you find practical and creative ways to save energy, while making your life more efficient and productive.

What is Sedna?

Sedna is a minor planet. Planet Sedna, is by far the longest orbital period of any planet taking 11,400 years to orbit the Sun. It also has a very elongated orbit which is the possibility of the result of influence by a binary comparison to the Sun (Nemesis), responsible for the cyclic nature of mass extinctions on earth from comets.

When Sedna nears its own point of orbit near Earth (otherwise known as perihelion) this won’t occur until 2076. The last time Sedna was this close to Earth was in 9400 BC, which was the very beginning of the Neolithic Age. This period of time is considered by many scientists, archaeologists, and historians alike as the ‘New Stone Age.” You could say that we were evolving way ahead from our nomadic roots!

But back to the this month’s New Moon in Scorpio…..

New Moon Meaning

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28 day cycle.
When the Sun is associated with the Moon (otherwise known as in ‘conjunct’) it gives
an invigorating burst of energy and initiative. This is an excellent time for making a fresh start and turning over a new leaf or starting a new project. You can also question old habits, behaviors and beliefs as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress.

All of us will feel the effects of the November 18th New Moon which will last for four weeks leading up to the December 18th New Moon. It is during this new cycle that you can beginning with fresh starts and for beginnings towards new projects is during the first two weeks of the new moon cycle. The waxing phrase (which is any phrase of the moon during the lunar cycle between the new moon and the full moon.); will last from November 18th, to the December 3rd Full Moon.

New Moon November 2017 Astrology

The November 18, 2017 new moon at 26°19′ Scorpio makes three very tight planetary aspects. It is a little too far from any major fixed stars to fall under their influence. The three aspects are not common ones and many astrologers would not include them in a moon phase reading. I think they are very significant because of the tiny orbs of the aspects and the increasing importance of the minor planet Sedna.

26°19′ Scorpio – conjunct New Moon

26°22′ Sagittarius – semisextile Saturn

25°23′ Aries – quincunx Uranus

26°13′ Taurus – opposite Sedna

The astrology chart for new moon November 2017 below shows two major aspects – the new moon opposite Sedna in red, and Saturn trine Uranus in blue. First of all, the flow of energy from the new moon starts with the challenging red aspect to Sedna. The aim is to get to the harmonious blue trine between Saturn and Uranus. The unstable green aspects help you get from point A to point B, from the tense and highly strung red aspect to the relaxed and harmonious blue aspect.


New Moon Opposite Sedna

Minor planet Sedna was only discovered in 2003. It has an exceptionally long and elongated orbital period of 11,400 years. Sedna is nearing its closest approach to Earth (perihelion) in mid 2076. The last time Sedna was this close to earth was in 9400 BC, coinciding with a sharp rise in temperature over 50 years. Does this ring any bells for you?

There is much debate with astrologers at the moment if Sedna is linked to climate change – because of hotter temperatures, rising sea levels, more extreme weather events and mass extinction of species. It happened at the start of the Preboreal Period 11,400 years ago and it is happening again now.

New Moon opposite Sedna should give some perspective on how climate change is beginning to impact our world environment and humanity. It means you cannot ignore the effects of climate change anymore because it’s starting to cause problems that affect your way of life, your finances, your future, and especially your children and hence with future generations to come. With the constant change environmentally, humanity may expect the rise in temperature and sea levels to continue over the next 60 years until Sedna reaches its perihelion.

New moon November 2017 opposite Sedna should also highlight the widely opposing opinions about climate change. This ranges from greenies who want to ban coal, to skeptics who deny climate change is real. The opposition aspect forces you to acknowledge the polarities, or opposites in your life.

Do your actions, your goals and your plans for the future take into account hotter weather, superstorms, and food shortages? You may believe climate change is real but what are you doing about it? How are these rapid changes in your environment affecting your physical and mental health, or the growth and development of your children?

Quincunx Adjustments

New Moon quincunx Uranus and to a lesser extent, new moon semisextile Saturn, give some answers to these questions. They can help you move from the tense fear and anxiety of the opposition to the reassuring harmony of the trine.

New moon quincunx Uranus can make it hard to settle and relax as your intuition senses change or some drama on the way. A build up of energy in your system can feel exciting but also a little scary. Pressure to change can come from someone or something with power over you. An unexpected event, accident or change may force you to change your routine, behavior or plans.

It is important to be flexible and adapt to changing conditions. If you resist change and become arrogant or disruptive you will suffer losses or miss out on important opportunities. An adjustment is needed whether you are forced to make changes or you find a different way forward yourself. Doing something a slightly different way could make all the difference, making life easier for yourself and those around you.

Saturn Trine Uranus November 2017

Saturn trine Uranus made it last exact aspect one week before the new moon on November 11. The November 18 new moon is the last activation of this year-long major aspect for the next thirty years. It seems to be significant that this harmonious blend of change and stability is directly related the Sedna and climate change. This aspect means you can experiment with new ideas and lifestyles without too much disruption.

You can incorporate positive change in your life while still working within the rules and regulations of society. You can experiment with traditional ways of doing things without being rebellious. This means the changes you make will be accepted and earn you respect. You can find practical ways to increase productivity and live more efficiently, saving time, energy and money. Saturn rules discipline and restriction while Uranus rules electricity and innovation. This is an energy-saving aspect.

New moon November 2017 will give you the opportunity to act responsibility and show your leadership qualities. Adapting to serious changes means initiating changes at home and in your workplace. This aspect is good for working with groups and bringing together people from a variety of background and skills. New technologies and innovations will be available to help you adapt. You can use the internet to connect to like-minded people, to learn, to share information and eventually to teach and guide others.

New Moon November 2017 Summary

The November 18 new moon will make you more aware of climate change because of its near exact opposition to the planet Sedna. However, this is just purely an assumption only since the last time this occurred some 11,400 years ago, when Sedna had completed its full orbit (or perihelion) there was a sharp rise in temperature over 50 years. Rapid changes in the environment are threatening wildlife, and humanity’s way of life and now we are wiser, stronger and more educated to do something about it.

By following your intuition and taking the lead, you will find practical ways to save time, energy and money. You may decide to have quicker showers or you might decide to buy an electric car. Every bit helps and new moon November 2017 is a good time to start. Saturn trine Uranus means you will cope very well in a calm and patient way. You can be a steady hand in this time of change and bring order out of chaos.

Have a safe and blessed New Moon!! <3

Previous Moon Phase: Full Moon 4 November 2017

Next Moon Phase: Full Moon 3 December 2017

New Moon November 2017 Times and Dates

Los Angeles

18 November –3:42 am

New York

18 November – 6:42 am

London

18 November – 12:42 pm

New Delhi

18 November – 5:12 pm

Sydney

18 November – 9:42 pm

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