“Full Moon in Capricorn”
The Moon is in grounding, consistent Capricorn for most of the day, and will turn into a “Full Moon” this evening around 5:58 PM Central, and 6:58 PM Eastern. Then immediately after being Full the Moon will drop into a “Void” phase through midnight and then shift into Aquarius! So with all that being said, what a time to “Set Intentions”, and make sure to read all my Full Moon blogs being posted here on my page today! If your settings intentions with the Full Moon the best time is before the Moon goes Void tonight, so before 6 PM Central!
A Full Moon is a time of romance, emotions, climax and relationships. It is when the Moon is at it’s highest point in a monthly Lunar Cycle, and is physically at its brightest to us here on Earth. It’s also the most tense time for the Moon in the month, because it’s in direct opposition to the Sun, and that is not a fun energy!
The Moon is in Capricorn and the Sun is in Cancer currently, so there’s a balance that must be made between the two signs. This is about our home life, private life, domestic situations, and the need to have a safe and secure home base to go to, while we focus on nurturing our personal life. This is our personal life Versus our public life, career, reputation and what we are held accountable for. In some ways this polarity is about how we choose to deal with balancing unconditional love and conditional love.
Cancer encourages us to think as home as the most important place in our lives, it’s our foundation and our roots. While Capricorn is all about considering our sense of duty and responsibility, especially around the public and professional areas of our lives. Cancer is about where we’ve come from, and Capricorn represents where we are going, and our goals. If we neglect either side of this energy it will throw the energies off balance and our lives as well. Ideally, you need to find a balance between these two energies, (no matter what your sign is) and that’s exactly what the Full Moon wants us to do! The Moon might bring in lessons around these two issues while Full, to help you better understand the importance of balancing your home life with your professional life. Basically, the Full Moon in Capricorns lesson to all of us is to learn how to balance the commitment we hold to our families and our careers, and that can be challenging.
Astro Alert by Ruby
It’s a really strange and unusual time as the Cosmos is slowing way way down!! There are going to be 5 planets total either starting or are in Retrograde this month. All the Aries energy has been pushing us to start new endeavors, but by the 25th of April we really should think very seriously before starting anything brand-new, when Mercury the planet that governs how we express ourselves also goes into Retrograde! This is more a time to focus on deep exploration of the soul, and to create hopefully some kind of positive transformation.
I’ve already covered how Saturn and Mars Retrogrades will affect us this month in seperate blogs. So now it’s time to check out what Pluto in Retrograde is all about.
PLUTO TURNS RETROGRADE APRIL 18th through SEPTEMBER 26th, 2016
This aspect is really pretty intense compared to the other Retrogrades that are starting this month. Pluto Retro takes you into the subconscious mind and can bring you great insight. You’ll be able to explore the depths of your soul during this cycle, and hopefully uncover some truths you didn’t know exsisted. This cycle also helps uncover or bring forth other people’s true motives, including your own. We get to see people for what they truly are, not what you wished they would be.
Pluto is about endings, the death of something, or the end of a chapter, and regenerations or rebirth. During Pluto Retrograde the power of regeneration is greater than any other time. This is a period when many folks will overcome illness and challenging situations. Depending on just where Pluto is transiting in your own chart, you might experience a deep emotional and psychological or even physical healing of some kind. This energy is a purge, and you probably willp feel pushed to release what’s old or outdated.
When Pluto goes Retrograde it can feel like a complete internal deep house cleansing of your Soul. So this is a good time to do some serious soul-searching, and come to a understanding around what it is you truly need from yourself, life, and others. Pay attention to what is happening in your life and what seems to be repeating. So look for old issues to pop up, (ya know the ones that remind you of your past) ones that feel the same as old issues emotionally. Then it’s time to reclaim your personal power and this can be challenging. But if you put the time into doing the work around solving, forgiving and healing these issues, Pluto will work with you. It’s a good time to detox your body, so through diet, spiritual healing or energy healing of some kind. By the way that includes Psychic Readings or Astrological Reports. All these things help us heal our soul.
Pluto Retrograde is probably the most profound of all the planetary transits over this next few months. It provides you with an opportunity to make a totally transformation from being one way to another. Think of this energy as more Psychological, this process can shake you down and make you feel like your breaking down, especially since you may feel like you have lost your stability in some way during this time. It’s imparitive to learn how to trust the Universe during this period, you must be in your power and stay in control and try not to lose your cool!
Because Pluto in Capricorn forms a challenging aspect to those with their Sun Sign in Aries, Cancer, Libra and of course Capricorn, these signs will be most affected. But we all have Pluto in our Astro “Birth” Chart somewhere and now in Retrograde, so we all have to deal with this energy in one way or another.
The strongest energy will be felt more intensely on April 18th, and then again on September 25th and 26th. But it’s the time in between those dates you should be doing some important healing work. It is believed that once you start this internal process, you’ll reap the rewards once Pluto moves forward.
If you’re curious how Pluto Retrograde will affect you personally, you may *purchase* a “One Question” Reading and ask “How will Pluto Retrograde affect me?” I will do the research and help you understand just what part of your life this rare event will help you make huge transformations in!
There’s several different cosmic aspects influencing us this week, and many of you have felt stuck in one way or another for awhile now. There have been so many planets in cautious, steady Capricorn for awhile that we’ve not been able to move forward in some area of our life, and it’s became downright frustrating! But did ya think it would stay that way forever? Rest assured things always change. Just last Tuesday loving Venus and mental Mercury moved into more free and independent Aquarius, and believe me this changes the game. The energies have started moving once again. So get ready the roller coaster ride has begun, and you can see movement in your life.
Over these next few months it can get intense at times, but it’s also a good time to join social groups and even humanitarian efforts… with so many planets in Aquarius. Our Water Bearer (Aquarius) folks should look especially good over the next several weeks, with Venus in their sign. This also can be a good period for resolving conflicts and brainstorming, just be cautious through Monday, as the energetic build up to the Full Moon is potent and people are not as dependable or deserve your full trust right now.
On Friday, the Sun moved into sensitive, healing Pisces and so once again the energy will shift and change, this time into a more senstive, emotional place. This placement is about day dreaming, romance, movies, music and artistic. endeavors…explore your inner-Psychic. Heads up!…watch out for vampires over the next month, and I mean that in a symbolic way…to describe these folks, they are the ones who drain your energy, or try to control you and take away your personal power. There’s always one “Fool” who wants to be in charge and doesn’t care who they have to hurt to get what they want. So you’ve been warned, pay attention!
The Full Moon is on the 22nd this month and is in detailed Virgo. So again we are feeling this energy now as the Moon’s energy slowly builds up to be Full. This can have us feeling extra sensitive, raw, and anxious. Some of these feelings can be the Full Moon coming together, but it’s also likely you are feeling the energy of the upcoming March Eclipses! The Universe is trying to convey messages to you about what you should be paying attention to and working on during the upcoming “Eclipse Season.”
There’s lots of complaints coming in from the folks I consider to be sensitives or empathic by nature, around sleeping problems and anxious feelings. It’s important now to practice taking care of yourself, and get plenty of rest, eat well, and meditate…write and say positive, uplifting affirmations…exercise and do yoga. Just do whatever helps you feel centered and calm while this Eclipse energy comes together. Eclipses are wild cards yet to be played, they can really shake things up in our lives, but they also can help us by putting us on a destined path towards our dreams. If you’d like to learn more about the Upcoming Eclipse Season, click here “Eclipse Season is Coming”
“New Moon” Alert
Saturday night the Moon aligns with the Sun harmoniously, both in Capricorn. This starts the first New Moon of 2016. This a great time to go within and set seeds of “powerful intentions”, around what you’d like to accomplish over the next 28 days…put that energy out to the Universe, to the God of your understanding, the Angels, whatever it is you believe in. Or just throw the energy out to the New Moon, so it can bring you what you deeply desire.
Capricorn at its finest is all about development of self and learning how to take responsibility, being resourceful and reliable, and achieving self-mastery over our emotions…having the ability to set realistic goals and healthy boundaries.
Over the next 28 days we should be working on achieving our goals in a mature way, while using good old fashioned common sense. With the Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Pluto all in practical Capricorn we should be preparing and planning out our future goals. It’s a good time to make commitments towards are responsibilities, and nuture our dreams in a realistic manner. Take one step at a time while you plan, set and work at achieving long-term goals … just keep them practical!
This New Moon in Capricorn is all about become wiser and mature, to really evolve it takes dealing with adversity almost constantly. Because handling challenges helps us to become self-reliant and more self-sufficient. There’s a series of obstacles that are put on our path in life, so we can learn what we’re capable of doing, and this helps show us where we’re blocked or not taking responsibility properly. Ask yourself what obstacles or blocks are keeping your from your goals, and what can you do to get through them?
The negative side of Capricorn energy is the wanting to dominate others or being dominated. We have a strong need to win at any cost, even if that means giving up ones personal power or authority. And giving our power away to others out of a deep fear of being dominated. It’s important to evaluate where you seek approval or need permission from others.
This New Moon is aligning with powerful Pluto also in Capricorn, while meeting up with shocking Uranus in fiery Aries. This is very potent energy…and it’s all about how we use our time here in the physical world. It shows us our relationship with our own personal power, and if we use it or give it away. Challenges can present themselves that make us take and accept our responsibilities we don’t really normally want to deal with, but this energy isn’t worried about our feelings, but more that we are being mature and are dealing with our problems.
This New Moon is also in a aspect with wounded Healer Chiron in Pisces, this can be healing. Our wounds are on the surface, but help is on its way when Jupiter in Virgo gets involved, as long as we don’t feel guilty about our flaws. Remember you’re only human and will improve over time, there’s just always more we can accomplish. We see the “whole picture” now and can adapt to change…if we choose to be gentle with ourselves, but we must remain productive.
It’s important to choose your battles wisely in 2016, because we have a chance to pave the path towards a better future now, to participate in the evolution of our existence while on the planet, and we are moving fast now. Trust the truth to set you free, be your own authority but use it carefully!
The New Moon is also the best time to “Set Intentions”, always set intentions before the Moon goes Void! So the best time would be late Friday evening through Saturday evening around 7:30pm CST. Then you can work under the New Moon energy starting Sunday afternoon, but it will be a bit different energy as the Moon will have shifted into much more open-minded Aquarius. The Moon will go “Void” around dinner time Saturday evening through Sunday afternoon.
Happy New Moon! ~Ruby
Friday – Astro Update
Mercury changes Signs, Again?
By now most of you understand that Mercury is in Retrograde, but it’s been in intellectual, open-minded Aquarius, but due to Mercury moving backwards in the Cosmos it has shifted back into more practical, self-sufficient Capricorn where it will stay until Feb 13th.
Mercury was already in Capricorn from December 11th through Jan 1st… so we only experienced it in Aquarius for a very short period of time. So think back over that time frame and what should be discussed or fixed or gone back over. We need to rethink, re-visit, re-plan, restructure, etc. It’s going to be easier once again to think things through as our mental processing slows way down! Once Mercury goes direct again on Jan. 25th, will be able to use the information we’ve gathered in the real world.
Mercury in Capricorn is a time when our minds want something real, and tangible to count on for the future. A systematic, practical approach to reaching goals is now favored, we’re goal-oriented and focused on practical matters as we take care of business.
We won’t waste our time on words so much now, because we speak the truth and are to the point.. but in a more relastic matter. We see the reality of situations very clearly, and everything might not look as pretty as it did when Mercury was in Aquarius over the last week! Use this time to get in touch with what is really happening in our life and the world…this isn’t time to delve into the “Rabbit Hole.” Just don’t allow yourself to become to pessimistic.
If you are a Gemini or Virgo Sun or Rising sign you will be more serious and focused on accomplishing goals during this time. If you are a Sun or Rising Capricorn, you’ll be more talkative over the next 5 weeks or so. ~Ruby
Mercury in Capricorn
Mercury enters more serious, but really just more focused Capricorn today, where it stays through January 1st . Our thinking process is going to shift from the adventures we could be going after, while Mercury has been in Sagittarius, to on what’s real and practical. The party is over because its time to look at what’s here in the physical world, in the here and now on this physical plane we live in.
This energy definitely will help curve our spending to some degree, but it is the Holidays. We do tend to plan out what we do with our money more so then impulse shop. We should be able to concentrate better with expressive Mercury in sobering Capricorn. We tend to focus on the task at hand until completion. In other words we get things done, at a slow steady pace. Our way of thinking will be much more slowed down as we think about what’s logical, organized, and orderly. So it’s time to meet reality and face our fears. Our business and financial affairs will become way more important now. We keep track more of our physical world and how to maintain our financial security.
It’s easier to sort out what’s relevant and essential. Our communication is no-nonsense and very to the point. It’s important not to become to rigid in our way of thinking, we can appear cold and or even harsh. Remember there’s a fine line between realism and pessimism.
We must keep holding on our dreams while working on this physical plane. It might be difficult at times while under this influence, but close your eyes and feel your heart and breathe and connect to your spirit daily, that will help you balance this energy out and keep a flow going with the Universe. ~Ruby
Friday, Sept 25th – Astro Alert
Pluto in Capricorn – Out of Retrograde
What part of your life has been difficult, challenging and for some even downright frightening over the last five months?Early Friday morning, Pluto in Capricorn, the planet of transformation, that represents our shadow-self, is finally coming to a halt today, after being in Retrograde for 5 long months, (April 16th – Sept.25th) Pluto will be in this place through October 8th, and then will be back to its normal pace.
This has been a hard one for many of us. While Pluto was in Retrograde it helped us connect to ourselves in a deep dark way. It put us through harsh lessons and forced us to deal with issues around what empowers or dis-empowers us from the inside out. We have been shown and made to deal with issues around our own personal power in some very important areas of our lives, such as with money, our health, jobs and relationships!
Hopefully, we have learned down this darker path more about our shadow-self and what we are truly deeply passionate about and obsessed over. This Pluto Retrograde phase forced us to look at our behaviors and patterns, through some hard lesson and learn what we do that hurts us and take our power away!
Ask yourself what you are allowing to steal your joy? What are you doing or not doing to take care of yourself, in one way or another? This is all about what part of our lives have been the most challenging over the last 5 months, and what’s situations made us feel like we had no control or power in. We’ve also probably either experienced what makes us feel powerful and back in control, or at the very least have an idea of what will help us to change. Over these last 5 months we’ve had to learn how to be honest with who we are and embrace all of who we are, the good, bad and ugly!
Now is the time to prove what we can do, and let go of any habits, behaviors, or fears that have held us back from fully being living our true potential. Whatever you’ve been through or learned during this Pluto Retrograde phase about your passion, inner strength or souls path…is now ready to be realized out in the world. The deep connection we made with ourselves over these last 5 months has been a learning experience, to help you be more authentic with yourself. Get back out there and work on your long-term goals, that align more so with what you truly want!
Pluto will continue to move slowly as it gets back to its normal pace through Oct. 8th. We may have to deal with some uncomfortable feelings while waiting for this energy to pick up speed again.
Saturday – Full Moon in Capricorn
The Moons energy has been building up and came together early Saturday morning to shift into a Full Moon that’s in Capricorn. The Full Moon energies have already been strong for the last few days, and will remain that was for a few more. This has been a great time to set some intentions or practice something ritualistic
The Moon is in practical, accomplished Capricorn opposes the Sun in protective, emotional Cancer. Which means we need to strike a balance between these two different energies and look at what they represent.
Full Moons always bring a lesson of balance, so we look to this opposition to understand. With the Sun in Cancer we need to go within and understand what we’re feeling emotionally. With the Moon in Capricorn we should pay attention to what our responsibilities and goals are, while focusing on some long-term goals that need our attention, this will bring peace of mind and help keep our emotions stabilized.
Cancer and Capricorn, (Sun and Moon) are both good at bringing in what they need, and will fight to keep out what they don’t. Both are good at closing themselves off from the outside world, to concentrate on long-term goals. Their patient and can create emotional and material resources that provide much security.
Cancer energy is about finding inner stability, by taking care of ourselves. If we don’t choose to do so, we can end up giving away our personal power and sacrifice ourselves for our families and jobs. Don’t become a victim!
Capricorn energy is about developing a sense of responsibility, which gives us a sense of purpose in life. Capricorn is known as the old soul of the zodiac, that’s wise beyond its years, with ancient information. With the Full Moon in this wiser old sign, we can go deep into our souls, as we have a different kind of sight. We can feel a sense of just knowing certain things, and with Capricorn energy, we can call on the souls of our elders. Draw in the power from where you’ve already been and what you’ve experienced.
To work with the energy of the Capricorn Full Moon, we must look deeper into the balance between taking care of ourselves and taking care of others, while learning how to put up healthy boundaries, and knowing when to stop others from crossing them. What are your priorities? What are you allowing others to do to you? What boundaries have you put into place and enforcing?
Happy Full Moon ~Ruby
“Setting Intentions under the Full Moon”
This is an opportune time to ask the Universe for new beginnings. To bless and release whatever you need to release or let go of, and to do away with what doesn’t serve you. The intentions that are set during the “Full Moon” will set you on the right path towards your desires.
Have a conversation with the Universe (meaning your higher power, Guides, Angels, etc), and ask the “Full Moon” to help illuminate the path that leads towards your deepest desires, simply ask to be led to what you’ve been manifesting. Allow the time needed for your guides to light the way.
What if you don’t know what it means to Set Intentions under the Full Moon?
Follow the Steps below to learn how:
Step One: Clear your sacred space
Clear the energy of the area or room your going to do Full Moon work in. We’re simply calling some positive energy to work in. Burn some Sage or Incense and clear the energies, close your eyes and breathe deeply … visualize your guides, Angels, or your higher power, and ask for them to clear your sacred space, and then to fill it up with love and light. Never leave energy empty, always fill it with something once you’ve cleared it.
Step Two: Set the atmosphere
Set the mood for your Full Moon Ritual and again burn some special incense, light some candles (colors do have different meanings) and play some music that helps you feel spirituality connected. This can be very different for everyone. Just makes sure it’s sounds that makes you feel calm, happy, and peaceful.
Step Three: Set Intentions
You going to need a notebook, paper, or journal, and something to write with. Think about where your going to do all this work at, we create an energy vortex wherever we sit or sleep over an over again. This is mainly why you feel so good in your favorite chair, because it’s comfortable and feels safe and secure, it’s your energy vortex.
Then write what energy you’d like the Univese to bring in and remove both, into your life. Simply write your deepest desires, wishes and questions. Thank about what you would like to manifest, create, what energy are you trying to bring into your life. Just ask!
As you’re doing this work and setting your intentions, here’s some helpful questions you can think about…for example, ask what are you choosing or what changes would you like to see in your life? What are you or should you be letting go of? How do you feel about what is happening in your life now, what do you want to create around your long-term goals and future?
Step four: Visualize what your manifestations
Now your going to visualize what you’ve written. Close your eyes and take long deep breaths. See the energy of your heart center, that’s in the middle of your chest (not you’re pumping heart) but your spiritual heart or commonly now called the “Heart Chakra.” Visualize yourself in what you’re trying to create or manifest. For example, see yourself living in that new home, falling in love with that great Soul Mate, driving that new car. Just don’t think it make sure and FEEL IT, as if you were really experiencing what you’re visualizing.
Allow the Universe to show you what the paths to follow over the next 30 days, and allow the Full Moon to light up the path you are supposed to be going down so you can live a fuller more joyful life.