Venus the planet that rules over love, relationships, and often money moves into more practical Virgo from August 21 thru September 14.
Love is expressed in a much more down to earth manner when Venus is in the sign of Virgo. So we tend to show our feelings in more practical ways, like by doing some sort of work, running errands, or just being there for our loved ones. Our love and affections are expressed through what we do for the ones we love, and the actions that are taken. This is what counts during this cycle. Since we more reserved, this is not a very good energy for communicating our deeper feelings. And here soon with so many planets in “Virgo”, it’s going to be really difficult to express our true feelings. This lasts through the end of September!
Love is more logical and comfortable during this time, so our relationships must have some sort of purpose with Venus in Virgo, as we are looking for long-term stability and commitment.
The sign of Virgo is an Earth Sign, so we can feel reserved but also sensual in our relationships. This energy doesn’t just affect our romantic lives, it also usually influences our spending and the way we handle our finances. During this time what we choose to spend our money on must have some sort of emotional attachment. But even if it’s money being spent on something more pleasurable, it must be practical in our own mind.
The bottom line is during this cycle whatever we enjoy must be practical and make sense. Even our relationships must feel like they have a sense of purpose, or there can be issues.
We might end up feeling a bit guilty if we are too self-indulgent during this time. Which means we stay feeling stuck and then end up doing nothing at all. And even though we start thinking more so about organizing our lives under all this Virgo energy, we can be a bit lazy, so we will need to find ways to stay motivated. Especially, now that Mars the sign that rules over our stamima and physical actions, is also in Virgo. And here shortly, the Sun and mental Mercury will also shift into…yep you guessed it, Virgo as well.
The sign of Virgo is known as the sign of service, so helping others and especially lovers (since we are talking about Venus, the Goddess of Love) during this time can help fulfill a deep emotional need.
The shadowy side to this cycle is we can be quite critical, nit-picky, and anxious with lovers and those that near and dear to our hearts, but especially with ourselves. Remember, no one is perfect and we all make mistakes, so try not to judge to harshly! And learn how to forgive. You’ll be a much more healthy and happy person.
Show the one you love how you feel about them during this cycle, do something nice so they know just how much you care. ~Ruby
Jupiter the planet of luck, abundance, and beliefs will finally be moving forward again and out of its Retrograde cycle on August 11.
Since last April, many of you have felt somewhat stuck and struggled with gaining clarity around important life decisions, especially about what you need and want to do next in life. But now, everything will slowly come back together again and things may just fall into place. Jupiter direct is going to be exactly what you need to get your luck and life moving forward again, and this time hopefully in the right direction. Meanwhile, wild and rebellious Uranus is about to make its big bold move, and start its backward motion into Retrograde.
Uranus turns Retrograde on the 11th, so expect the unexpected! And this can be good or bad. Some of you will receive some fantastic news, and things will magically open up and start going your way while the rest of you can get tripped up under these energies, and have some sort of shakeup in your personal life.
Uranus slow down for its Retrograde cycle has already been quite a big part of all the chaos and violence going on around the world over the several weeks. Due to its slow down while in its Shadow period (before its actual Retrograde cycle.) Many of you have been on edge and experiencing major high anxieties! And some of you thought it was just mental Mercury coming out of its Retrograde cycle, when in all actuality it was a combo of these two Cosmic events that have been so disruptive and hard to handle.
With Uranus Retrogrades we all can experience issues with energy, and have serious anxiety issues. Uranus is complicated but it rules over energy, and can cause disruptions, however, it also helps us think forward about the future, as it rules technology, the higher-mind, and our state of awareness!
Remember we as humans go are just one big ball of energy, so this Retrograde cycle can cause us to feel off and out of sorts. Once you adjust to it, many of you will feel more calm again. But for now you must ride the waves of this Cosmic influence and take things as they come.
No matter how these energies play out, August 11th is shaping up to be a pretty important day!
Here’s a rundown of the future Cosmic Connections for the next week.
On August 11, Jupiter turns direct in the sign of Sagittarius, and all you FIRE signs, Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius can be quite lucky through early December. But all of us no matter what are Zodiac Signs can benefit because the next week is just filled with amazingly high good energies. Also, if you are a Sagittarius or Gemini you could see some gains in the coming weeks ahead. But for all of us, things will start moving once again, especially now that Mercury is out of Retrograde.
Also on August 11th, Uranus aka George, (that was his first real name), turns Retrograde through Jan. 10, 2020. You may feel somewhat confused or conflicted over the next week while you adjust to its energy. Especially, if you are a Taurus born in April, an Aquarius born in January, a Scorpio born in October, or a Leo born in July! We’ve already been experiencing some chaotic energy due to this shift over the last several weeks with shocking events playing out. But as difficult as these lessons are to go through, the Universe is serving a huge WAKE-UP CALL! This energy gets our attention and helps us see how people are still trying to move backward, and are not progressing, and Uranus is about forward movement and progression. This planet’s influence helps us understand how to handle the higher vibrational energies that so many of us desperately seek. As it sends out amazing messages to help us understand what we can do next to build on to structures in our life and our world! It often causes rebellious behavior and revolution, as it is showing us to get out of our emotions long enough to take care of business and move forward and thrive. And with Uranus now in the sign of Taurus, its mission is to help show us how to save the human race!
Unfortunately, there will be more chaos to come during the Uranus in Retrograde cycle, and some of you may feel like life is taking you on a roller coaster ride and that you are spiraling out of control. But try to not worry things will calm back down as we adjust to this energy. Just remain cautious and pay attention to your surroundings for the time being.
On August 14th, the Sun Conjuncts lovely Venus, and oh what sweet energy this can be. It’s a time for love, romance, and socializing with friends and our soul tribes. If you are an Aquarius get out and date as you could fall head over heels for someone and end up dare I say in love! Some of you will even meet your future husband, wife, or partner during this time. All the Zodiac Signs can experience a strong love connection.
On August 15, there’s a Full Moon in the sign of Aquarius at exactly 22 degrees.
This is symbolic as the number 22 is considered to be a “Master Number” in Numerology. This means this Full Moon is trying to put you on a path to reach greater balance and harmony in your life. You can manifest whatever energy you are focusing on or through your energy into. Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want or have already. It’s a good time for teamwork, and just hanging out with friends and your Soul Tribe. It’s also a good time to buy electronics that are used for communications, so this affects things like computers, phones, or tablets. However, with Uranus in Retrograde, there can be technical snafus and glitches to work around, so this could get interesting!
On August 16th, mentally curious Mercury makes a tense Square to shocking Uranus. This is a day to pay attention and be extra cautious folks, as anxiety levels will be high and there can be some unexpected news! Expect the unexpected! People seriously can get out of control and take actions without thinking about their consequences first, as this energy is erratic and can be chaotic! This influence will start around the 14th with Uranus involved, as it always seems to come in extra early and it will run through the 18th.
On August 18, Mars the sign of motivation, aggression, and passion moves into the sign of Virgo until Oct 4th. This can have you feeling quite focused on something, but some folks are going to feel restless and getting your beauty rest may be more difficult than usual. This influence can affect your daydreams and night time sleep both. This does give us a burst of energy, as we roll into Autumn time. If you are not overly critical already, you just might find yourself feeling that way. But it is a good time to tackle all those little jobs or chores, as we are much more detailed than usual, so doing tedious work comes more naturally, and we can get quite a bit accomplished during this time.
It’s officially Leo Season now, as the Sun moves into the sign of Leo from July 22 through August 23.
During this time, we tend to feel more proud, outgoing, and playful. The Sun in Leo has us seeking out ways to be individuals, as we are not as content with being part of a team, and may feel more like taking the lead in some way. It’s a time to shine, and there is a little more color and drama added to our daily lives with the Sun in Leo, as are inner-performer is awakened during this time. We want to enjoy and express ourselves now, but we also can be much more generous and grand in our gestures and attitudes.
We all have the sign of Leo in our personal Astrology Birth Charts, it is the 5th sign of Zodiac, and represents the heart of matters and creativity! We enjoy having fun and being more playful during this time. But we also may need more attention from our loved ones, close circle, or soul tribe. This Leo influence can make us more self-expressive and we can end up over sharing information. We tend to emotionally stay strong on the outside, and appear brave and proud, but deep down we may have some emotional issues we are struggling with.
On the shadow side of this transit, we can be self-centered, vain, and Hangry! Eat well and often throughout the day while the Sun is transiting Leo, or you can get moody and that Lions purr can turn into a Roar! Otherwise take the time and enjoy it, do something fun.
Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse For All Signs Of The Zodiac
The Moon is Full in the sign of Capricornon July 16, 2019, and it’s a partial Lunar Eclipse. It comes together around 4:39 PM CST, 5:39 PM EDT. The Eclipse occurs when the Moon in Capricorn opposes the Sun in Cancer.
This is an especially potent Full Moon, being its a Partial Lunar Eclipse, so our focus turns towards our relationships under this lunation. But also our work and family lives.
Eclipses create the energy of crisis in our lives, and often they bring up what we are lacking. This is a time when we can suddenly realize there’s something missing, perhaps a need or want we can’t seem to fulfill. This Eclipse can actually split some relationships up, but it also brings folks together. Suddenly, we may realize that there’s a need to have other folks around helping support us. This is also about making sure the foundation of our soul tribe of friends and family is strong. But Lunar Eclipses are not always about relationships, they can also bring up certain needs in other areas of our life, such as our relationship to our work, or to our health and bodies, it really can be about anything. The Full Moon lights up our deeper feelings that have been just sitting below the surface to be dealt with.
Under the Full Moon, we can be very emotional and express ourselves without warning. This is a time when some folks will claim out loud what they are really about and what they want in life. We are reacting from a strong but illogical emotional place. Lunar Eclipses are stronger and more potent than a normal Full Moon, so its effects can last up to about six months after it occurs.
Lunar Eclipses are about relationships and are oppositions, this time around the Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn are bumping against one another. So we must take a closer look at our needs, lacks and wants in our lives and create a balance around what we should be working on. This Full Moon is about our personal private lives, our need for a secure home base, and how we nurture ourselves. The other side of this energy is our public life, careers, reputations, and how we take responsibility. Being attached and love is ruled by Cancer, while our success and rewards and punishments are ruled by Capricorn energy, this polarity deals with balancing unconditional and conditional love. The Cancer energy involved encourages us to value our home life and that foundation, as well as our roots, while the Capricorn energy wants us to consider our sense of duty and responsibility along with our professional lives. Cancer energy is about being content with being dependent, Capricorn wants us to grow the hell up and take responsibility! Cancer energy also represents the beginning and where we come from, and Capricorn is about the goals we set. Ideally, setting some sort of balance between these two energies is what the Full Moon is asking us to do.
This Full Moon is helping us learn how to strike a balance between our commitments to our work and families both. As we’ve been holding onto something emotionally that’s very important, as the Cosmos is reminding us via the Full Moon that it’s still there to let out and express how we are feeling, so these issues to be released. Hopefully, over time we’ll have all the information we need to better understand what all of this means.
The Full Moon energy brings up an inner conflict to be dealt with, and it can prove difficult to sit with such strong feelings, so we need to find ways to express them. This causes that crisis situation, as some kind of sudden awareness around what we are lacking in our life usually comes up! This is an opportunity to figure out what we need. So during this highly emotionally charged time, our relationships can be challenging, and either broken or dramatically made even stronger. We also may experience some kind of major Ah-Ha moments or epiphanies. This leads us to learning more about what we don’t have and taking some actions to obtain it.
Full Moons and especially Lunar Eclipses bring up issues in our lives to finish something. Our emotions are stronger than usual and there’s often some sort of drama involved around whatever part of our own personal Astrology Birth Chart the Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse is cruising through. That’s the area of our life that the Cosmos is pushing us to make much-needed changes in. There can be some serious drama in whatever part of our life this Eclipse is going through. So a path is often revealed to us, so we can move towards it and make things better, if we understand it or not, it is trying to align us with our true Soul Journey, as our life destiny is at play. Usually, these issues are something we’ve been sitting on or ignoring, so our emotions have been building, and this Eclipse helps us realize they are still there, we just haven’t chosen to work through them yet. The Full Moon’s light and energy draw them out into the open, so if we get in touch with our emotions we can get a much more clear idea about what actually needs to be done or changed and let go of.
The Lunar Eclipse occurring in the sign of Capricorn sets off our inner awareness about the flaws in the structures we’ve built in our lives, especially in our careers and involving our home and family life. So there are serious decisions that need to be made to fix things. This Lunar Eclipse is a powerful one with confrontational energy, because it’s making a conjunction to psychological and powerful Pluto, and is opposite Mercury (now in Retrograde). This brings out intense emotional reactions compulsive behavior, and of course, power struggles around crisis situations, so this can be quite a complicated time, as there’s a stronger need to do something, it can cause us to feel a sense of urgency. Take some time for yourself and try to relax while we get through this strong energy.
There’s a New Moon occurring soon, which makes this the best time of the Month to set some powerful intentions. These Wish Lists or Intentions can be about your future dreams, desires, and goals. Learning how to work with the cycles of the Moon can be a life-changing experience.
During a New Moon cycle, we should be asking the Universe for new beginnings, by planting seeds of intention from our heart and getting in touch with our higher-self. It’s a good time to be grateful for what we have, so we can work on manifesting what energy we want to come into our lives next. We can create whatever it is we desire, such as a better life, more money, happiness, or even love! It really doesn’t matter, but we have to take an action, both, physically and spiritually, together, to make it really happen and stick! And no, not everything you want is going to just magically appear. But you will more than likely get put on the path towards your wishes, even if you don’t realize it and that sometimes take time, so be patient. But it’s nice to know at least we are headed in the right direction.
Also, just sometimes when you Set Intentions with the New Moon energy amazing things happen and you get what you want very quickly!
At least by “Setting Intentions” with the energy of the New Moon, you’ve made it clear to the Universe what path you’d like to begin heading down and that’s a start. Then the energies will begin to line up to get you there, and if you continue to stay persistent and connected, and keep doing this work it truly can change your life circumstances for the better. I am like those old commercials, I don’t just talk about it, I have lived it! LOL! And this work, just works! It’s that simple.
The intentions that are set during a New Moon will set you on the right path towards your desires. The New Moon is a magical time of New Beginnings when you can recharge your goals with new energy. During the New Moon, we often experience some sort of major “energy shift.”
Here are some ideas on just how to Manifest under a New Moon:
1. Get clear about something you want and write it down.
2. Share your Intentions with someone in a supportive way, who will be encouraging.
3. Do something to demonstrate your commitment to your intention. For example, taking even a small action around what it is your asking to create! Send an email, move something in your house, or make a phone call perhaps.
4. Acknowledge that you did what you said you would, and then take the next step.
So have a conversation with the Universe (meaning your higher power, God, Source Energy, higher-self, Guides, Angels, etc), and work with the New Moons energy to help illuminate the path that will lead you toward your deepest desires. Simply ask to be led to what you’re choosing to manifest. Remember to be patient and simply allow the time needed, things don’t always happen right away, as we can get taken down certain paths to find our way to what it is we’re looking for. And sometimes magic just happens, you just never know!
What if you don’t know how to “Set Intentions” under the New Moon?
Follow the Steps below to learn how:
Clear the energy of the area or room you’re using to do any New Moon work. Think about where you are going to do this work, because we create an energy vortex wherever we sit or sleep. This is mainly why you feel so good in your favorite chair, because it’s comfortable and feels safe and secure, but also because you have created an energy vortex in that spot or space.
Step One: Clear Your Sacred Space
You are simply calling in some positive energy to work with. Burn some Sage or Incense and clear the energies! Maybe say a blessing or a special prayer that helps you feel cleared and protected. Next, close your eyes and breathe deeply and call upon your Guides, Angels, or higher power and ask to have your sacred space cleared, and then to fill up the special space you are working in with the energy of light, love, and protection. Never leave energy empty, always fill it with something once you’ve cleared it. Never leave a VOID when working with energy.
Step Two: Set the atmosphere
Set the mood for your New Moon Ritual and burn some special incense, light some candles (colors of candles do have different energies and meanings), and play some music that helps you feel spirituality connected. This can be a very different experience for everyone, just make sure to use whatever colors, music, and tools that make you feel calm, centered, and peaceful.
Step Three: Setting Intentions
You’re going to need a notebook, paper, or a journal and something to write with.
Now write what energy you’d like the Universe to bring in. Simply write your deepest desires, wishes, and questions. Think about what energy you’re trying to manifest or create. Write a letter, like as if you are talking to an old friend. Think about what energy you’re trying to bring into your life, and be detailed about what you want to see happen next in your life, and what energies you’re willing to work with.
As you’re doing this work and Setting your Intentions, here are some helpful questions you can think about. For example; ask for what you’re choosing or what changes you would like to see in your life? What are you or should you be calling in? How do you feel about what is happening in your life now? What do you want to change and create?
Think about your long-term goals and future. Be careful about focusing too much on the how, why, and when’s around how you will get what you want! Instead, focus more on what it is you are choosing and how you want to FEEL. See the end result! Only see the ultimate ending and again what it feels like when you receive what it is you are choosing! What you see in your mind’s eye, so don’t focus on how you get it, or the hurdles you have to jump, or sacrifices you may have to make. Just allow the Universe to shoulder the burden for you once you have requested what you want and let them take care of the rest. Have some faith in something. Rule # One is always energy follows thought, it will come to you in one way or another, or you’ll be put at least on a path towards your goals.
Step Four: Visualize
It’s time to visualize what you have written. Close your eyes and take some long deep breaths, so in your nose and out your mouth. Repeat this about 4 or 5 times. See the energy of your heart center, that’s in the middle of your chest, not over your pumping heart but your spiritual heart or commonly referred to as the “Heart Chakra.” Visualize yourself in what you are actually trying to create or manifest. For example: see yourself living in that new home, falling in love with that Soul-Mate, or driving that new car. Just don’t think it folks, make sure and FEEL IT, as if you were really experiencing what you’re visualizing!
Finally, allow the Universe to show you which paths to follow over the next month, and look for any signs or symbols that will help you along your journey, so you may bring in what you truly desire and let go of what you don’t want! Don’t forget to show gratitude in some way and tell the Universe or Moon thank you in advance.
You also might gain some clarity around something or someone that is not serving your higher good, and they actually could be blocking you from your desires. So, in other words, pay attention after you’re done doing this work so you can clearly understand what the Universe is trying to show you!
On 21st of June Neptune turns Retrograde. Discover your inner-muse?
This fog rolls in and casts a veil over our normal practical lives. This influence causes us to temporarily lose our inspiration because we are re-working our dreams and wishes in regards to what’s happening emotionally within ourselves. This Retrograde cycle itself lasts until Nov 27th, which means this will be a period of confusion and indecisiveness. You may feel stuck or like you are in limbo, but it is a great time to work on discovering your inner-self.
This is an excellent time to strengthen your spiritual game folks, start a journal and record your dreams as well, make a vision board, and tune into what people are not saying rather than their words. Your intuition and psychic hunches are strong as this mystical planet changes direction. However, your logical mind is taking a vacay for the next 5 months! So trying to figure out where other folks are coming from, or finding information can be difficult, (especially while Mercury is in Retrograde as well!)
During this cycle you will be required to pay extra careful attention to the details as they will be elusive. And since we can be vulnerable now, and way more into the fantasies that play in our heads, assume if something sounds too good to be true, that it probably is! Don’t be a victim during this time which is the Shadow side of Neptune, we can be suckers and get taken if we don’t pay attention! It’s also all about the escape during this Neptune’s Retro period, it might be all to easy to leave your responsibilities behind and not deal with the reality of what is happening in the here and now on planet Earth!
This influence can get some of you into trouble if you choose to delve into things like alcohol, or drugs just to escape. It’s important to have a support system if you feel weak. So make sure and talk about how you are feeling to someone, during this time, let those pent up emotions out and be motivated by the fact that Neptune’s Retrograde cycle can indeed be a time to heal the spirit. This is a time to discover what helps inspire you, and find your own inner-muse!
Stay creative and tap into the best part of this energy! ~Ruby
May’s abundant New Moon in the sign of Taurus, which is ruled by lovely Venus (beauty, money, love) just came together on Saturday the 4th, and brings us to the end of a cycle that has to do with financial issues! This New Moon brings you to end of some sort of Karma you’ve been dealing with around money and financial well-being. And it also kicks off a month-long period of abundant energy, and some sort of prosperity for many of you! If you’re willing to do a little work with the Universe it can go a long way right now.
This positive financial shift can really make a huge difference in some folks lives! As the Buddha Full Moon comes together on May 18 next, this is when we should be releasing any long-term ancestral Karma around finances and other parts of our lives as well. If there have been any money issues or challenges passed down from generation to generation in your family, then you might be living under what’s called poverty consciousness! Now you can ask the Universe to help you let go of that way of thinking and that life, and be done with that Karma that binds you to financial misfortune.
Work smarter, not harder I always say, so please do something proactive to be connected to this amazingly abundant shift. Just by working with the energies between the New and Full Moon during the month of May can bring many new opportunities onto your path for wealth and new financial resources. As the New Moon is in the sign of Taurus, so it is all about manifesting! Letting go and releasing under the Full Moon energy this month could open up space for the Universe to bring in something or someone new, this can end up being a much better fit or situation for you. So if you are losing a job, home, or relationship right now, again sit down today and write out some intentions to the Universe, and feel it after you’re done, visualize it in your mind and feel it in your heart and manifest what you want to create in your life next around money and abundance.
When you can align your energy with these Cosmic events, and set your intentions and thoughts to the possibilities, and then make sure and do something about it, so take action during these powerfully abundant Cosmic periods. That’s when you’ll see some sort of good luck start to show up in your life.
The Full Moon cycle we are in right now that starts May 18 is a time for releasing old poverty consciousness, learned behaviors, and wrong ways of thinking and doing money in your life, so instead you can open up your mind to unlimited possibilities! That’s when the wealth shows up!
Important Dates to pay attention to May 4’s New Moon was just the start of a month filled with opportunities for financial gain. If you been feeling like there’s not enough money to just pay your bills lately, there’s a lovely connection between Venus and Jupiter on May 9. This influence can help us seriously attract money!
There are also two more good cycles for money to be shifted into something more abundant in May! The first one begins around May 12 and runs all the way through May 24. Also, May 18 is the best day for unexpected money to show up!
Lovely Venus will make a nice trine to powerful Pluto starting May 28 as well. This is a great aspect to land that new job or to gain the money that you’ve been waiting on, and for signing long-term commitments and/or contracts and so much more. All of this could bring in some abundance for many of you. So if you are also thinking about filing a lawsuit or a making a big negotiation of some kind, look for things to start happening around this period, so through June 7
The next couple of months have a strong energy for lucky financial opportunities to come into your life. It’s a good time to get a Reading with me about your finances and see what you need to be doing to tap into this energy. Order a One Question Reading about your money luck, and will make a plan of action and see where you are headed.
May you have lucky times ahead! firstname.lastname@example.org FB messenger at Rubys Psychic-Astrology Readings ~Ruby
The New Moon energy will be quite comforting in the sign of Taurus on May 4th!
This lunation brings in new beginnings and hopefully a fresh start to our lives. This means we should be focusing on helping heal the world by embodying positive energies for our future, with our hopes and dreams. This energy can feel natural and comforting, as we should be focused on building onto whatever foundations we already have and keeping them secure.
This is a time when feelings need to be expressed in our friendships and partnerships, as we develop a stronger sense of what we want in our lives. This is also a great time to push forward with whatever we were releasing around the last Full Moon in April.
This New Moon in the sign of Taurus, and it does affect everyone, as it harmonizes with the planets Neptune, Saturn, Pluto, and the Moon’s North Node, this means it just feels more natural to connect to something that gives us a sense of purpose so we can make changes and start up something new. This is a time to fulfill a deep mission within ourselves, by doing something that fulfills our soul. It is easy to overdo things and go overboard, and we can be sort of cocky or have a bit of an attitude with Mars making a tense opposition to larger than life Jupiter.
This influence can help us finish up the little things that need to be sorted out, as it helps us make room for the big cosmic shifts that are changing things so rapidly now. This is an opportune time to ask the Universe for New Beginnings. The intentions that are set during a New Moon Ritual will set you on the right path towards your desires. Have a conversation with the Universe or Cosmos (meaning your higher-self, higher power, Guides, Angels, the God of your understanding etc), and ask for the New Moon to open up the paths towards your deepest desires, or ask to be led to your manifestations.
Some of you might be asking, how does one Set Intentions under the New Moon?
Well first you should set the mood, create the energy. Light some candles and maybe burn some incense or sage. Next play some calming meditative music. Get comfortable and simply write down your deepest desires, wishes and questions on a piece of paper or in a journal. Think about what would you like to manifest, create, or what energy your trying to bring into your life. Think of it this way if you don’t ask you will never know the answers.
As your doing a ritual or Setting your Intentions, here’s some helpful questions you can think about.
What are you choosing to have in your life?
What changes would you like to see in your life?
What are you or should you be building on, or starting new?
How do you feel about what is happening in your life right now,?
What do you want to create around your long-term goals and in your future?
One of the most important parts of Setting Intention with the New Moon, is FEELING what it is you really want to have happen or see come in your life.
The next step is to Visualize and feel what you’ve written down. Close your eyes and take several deep breaths, and imagine entering into your heart Chakra, the middle of your chest! Now see yourself in the desire or dream your creating. For example, see yourself living in that new home, falling in love with that amazing Soul-Mate, getting that job you’ve always wanted, or driving that new car. You can’t just THINK IT you have to make sure and FEEL IT, as if you are already really experiencing what your visualizing out in this physical world.
Some folks like to burn their Intentions or Wishlists after they have performed their ritual, so just make sure to do it in a safe place. Others keep their lists until the next Full Moon and burn them at that time. Everyone does it a little bit differently, but the Universe knows either way, just do what works for you!
Allow the Universe to show you what paths to follow over the next month, and allow the New Moon to show you the paths you are supposed to be going down, so you can live a fuller more happy life, and obtain the goals and dreams you already have been focused on!
New Moon Timing
The New Moon occurs at the following times below: but we can start our energy Intentions work on Friday afternoon, in the states, when the Moon shifts into the sign of Taurus.
The month of May might seem to start off a little slow but that’s due to Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto’s very strong Retrograde phases, and with Mercury still in the impulsive sign of Aries, we may feel like making decisions but can be confused about what direction to take. One thing these Retrograde planets are doing is giving us grand ideas and inspiration, but our progress has sort of came to a standstill and it can feel like you’re trying to move a brick wall at times. This is a time to wait it out if at all possible, but I’ve learned most folks refuse to go with the flow of the Cosmic energies, unfortunately, so if you must make a major decision of some kind take into consideration this is a time of delays and cutbacks, and there can be many different things that try and stop you from making progress. But this is only temporary folks, we are only in Retrograde Season for the next three and half months.
On May 1st the planets Uranus and Neptune from a somewhat tense semi-square for the last time, but you can feel this all week long. This long-term transit has been in play, off and on since August of 2017. With this aspect, we have been seeking inspiration in one way or as this connection grows stronger and forms once again, we might feel restless if our dreams are not coming together in a way we like or want, so we might need to make some sort of big change. We can easily deceive ourselves in some way or others believing we are going to get something that we just can not have at this time, as we can go on some sort of tangent and act on a whim. But only to realize after this influence breaks apart that it wasn’t going to stay together in the first place. In the weeks ahead with Mercury separating from Uranus by just one degree, our progressive ideas and inspired thoughts can start to come together.
A New Moon occurs on the 4th in the sign of Taurus, and we are more motivated to take charge of things, but we must be practical and use common sense to achieve what we want, especially if it has anything to do with making ourselves feel more safe or secure in some way. This is a good energy to think about your relationship with money and your possessions, and to learn what it is we truly value and what genuinely makes us feel more happy and content with life. We should be focusing on what it is we can do to increase our own feelings of self-worth, and how to make our lives more simple. This is also a great time to reconnect with the outside world, so with nature and our bodies, and to our senses, for example, what makes us feel good, like food, music, and sexual activity. Under this lunation, we can feel a sense of purpose and like we are on a mission, as we are ready to take on projects that bring personal pleasure. This is a manifesting New Moon under the sign of Taurus, so we should make sure to take some time to Set Intentions with the cosmos and write out our wish lists about what kind of energy and events we would like to see unfold next in our lives! What paths do you want to head down next? What would bring you the most pleasure?
Mercury makes a shift on May 6 into the sign of much more slowed-down Taurus, as it moves out of the fast-moving sign of Aries, so we can see big changes. This energy slows our thinking process and the way we communicate down a notch, as we enjoy living in the present moment and savoring all that is pleasurable and beautiful. Over the next month, our way thinking is more practical, and we now see our inspired ideas come alive and make a difference in the physical world.
Venus is in Taurus from May 15-June 8 2019.Venus while in the sign of sensual and natural Taurus, can have us feeling more content but also possessive when it comes to love. We seek and value not only what’s been tried and true in the past in our relationships, but what will last and has staying power. Our desire for anything pleasurable it super strong, including our appetite, so lots of folks will be eating up their emotions! Under this Taurus energy, we are more focused on the here and now, or the present moment, as we want to explore what makes our senses come alive! With Venus in the sign of Taurus, we tend to show our love through physical expressions, and romance is very important to us now. We can get a little overbearing with the object of our affection and hold on tightly to someone we love, but we should be careful not to smother them. The shadow side of this excessiveness is we can treat our partners like objects that we own or just want to have around. And since Venus often rules over our finances or money, as well, we do look for a business to be practical and solid, but also want to only buy what is considered to be of higher quality (often what we cannot afford.) Holding on to our possessions is more likely now.
Mars is in Cancer from May 15-July 1 2019. Mars carefully sidesteps through the sensitive, complicated waters of Cancer in May. Mars is the planet of war and strategy, it rules over our physical actions and our passions. We will pursue our goals consistently, but we avoid a direct approach and go after these things in our own way and in our own time. We are less likely to move forward towards our desires and goals with Mars in the sign of Cancer. It is very important that we meet goals and plans, but we can end up diving into our own insecurities, vulnerabilities, hidden agendas, and old emotional wounds. We can learn how to use some self-nurturing tactics along the way. It may be difficult to control our temperament because our mood swings dictate how we do things or when we do them. We’re not overly aggressive but more defensive, as keeping our security is a priority! Therefore, we can be more cautious and conservative in this energy, but we will “Fight” for or on the behalf of those that are near and dear to our hearts.
The Full Moon occurs on May 18 in the sign of Scorpio. This Full Moon can make us feel totally restless. This energy has already been making some of you feel a little nervous over the past week or so, it can make us feel like something is wrong or about to happen. As with any Full Moon, we can feel pushed and pulled on under the Sun and Moon in their tense connection in two opposing signs, and this time around it’s between the Sun in Taurus and the Moon in Scorpio. Luckily, this Full Moon is making harmonious connections to Pluto and Saturn which means we just might have exactly what we need to make some sort of change. This Full Moon energy has us digging deeply, it’s a time of transformation, strategy, love, and generosity, with no space for those who are being false. At its worst, this Scorpio energy can also cause issues with control, manipulation, jealousy, obsession, vengeance, deceit, paranoia, and we can feel overly suspicious. This Full Moon is a strong reminder that we need to think about those who are good to us and appreciate the folks who help with their love and support. We need to listen to others needs, wants, and opinions. This is a time of endings and rebirth.
Happy Gemini Season! On May 20, the Sun slips into more easier going Gemini, so our relationships may move beyond what is false or superficial, and we may just want to make a long-lasting commitment of some kind. A lot of folks tend to get engaged and married during Gemini Season for a reason. Any long-term investments you have been thinking of or planning out can be made now and that includes your relationships. This is a time when we enjoy meeting and schmoozing with others, as we can have all those wonderful brilliant conversations that are quite intellectually stimulating. This actually is a time to collect information and save it for later, you never know how valuable it might become.
A time for Healing! There are two rather nice influences for healing that come together on the 21 and 22, but can affect us weeks before these dates.
On the 21, powerful Pluto and Chiron, the wounded healer and teacher align, and this allows our creativity to flow strong, we are more clever when it comes to solving mysteries in our lives and for both ourselves and others, and when figuring out problems, particularly those issues that may have been holding us back in some way from our destined path in life, towards personal growth and development. Overall, this energy can help us see past human flaws and evolve for a higher purpose, which is about forgiveness and healing.
On the 22nd, dreamy Neptune forms a lovely trine connection with the destined North Node of the Moon, this is a beautiful time and an opportunity to get in touch with your intuition. This helps us trust ourselves to be on the right path toward our own personal improvement, growth, and enlightenment. But his is also a good time to release any negative energies that are holding us back from growing. During this time it might be easier to let go of matters that have caused us pain or frustrations. This is a wonderful few days to meet with others who support our same values, and some of them might even help us see our own potential more clearly.
Have a good and happy May, if you need help or guidance, or just some insight please contact me Ruby here.
It’s a time to take a step back to review plans and projects as giant Jupiter makes its yearly backward trip into its Retrograde Cycle for the next four months. With Jupiter in Retrograde, it’s a time to re-think goals and plans, especially ones ruled by Jupiter. This is really an opportunity to question ourselves about the things we thought we already knew so we can develop new perspectives or beliefs around what we are planning next for our future.
With Jupiter Retrograde we get a once a year opportunity to go back over certain things and possibly collect the rewards or gifts we missed out on before! Maybe you just weren’t ready yet the first time around, or open to certain possibilities. But now you get another chance to experience a bright prospect that lucky Jupiter can bring.
During this Retrograde phase, you can see just what part of your life you’ve been overdoing it in, or where there’s been excess, greed, or extravagance. You just may need to slow it down a bit, as adventures & projects can be moving along too fast and mistakes get made or things can be misinterpreted. Let things unfold naturally during this time, which can be a bit of a struggle through the 21 of April with it being Aries Season, and again through the first part of June with mental Mercury in Aries, so our minds want to do nothing more than to move forward, fast and quick! But remember taking your time now during this Jupiter Retrograde period can be beneficial in the long run. As certain realities become known and this energy comes in stronger you may start to lose your motivation and enthusiasm.
Making progress might come to a halt as this cosmic turnaround tends to slow us down. This is a cycle of reflection, you should be focused on what gives your life deeper meaning, and what can help you feel more abundant. This isn’t typically a time of difficulty, but when Jupiter gets ready to turn Retrograde (its Shadow Period) it can seriously slow us down, as we adjust to this more intense feeling influence. This actually can cause you to feel a sense of urgency and desire to find something more expansive in your life and to get rid of the things that are restricting you, holding you back, or that are keeping you from happiness and satisfaction.
Starting April 8 through August 11 is a time for cutbacks on the activities that don’t help you reach your goals. The Universe has a way of getting us to take a seat and chill out, this Retrograde phase gives you that opportunity to make sure the plans and projects you’re working on are still what you want and need. It’s a time to rid of any distractions that just waste your time, energy, or money! Don’t focus on what isn’t working or what’s slowing falling away now, rest assured it was probably a waste of your time anyway. Besides whatever doesn’t work out at this time, is probably a gift to you from the Universe, because there was a reason of you understand it or not. Once Jupiter is direct, whatever plans or projects you have been working on will start to come together. We’ve got plenty of time to figure it out.
Most of the time Retrograde planets get a pretty bad rap! But when Jupiter is Retrograde it can actually be a good thing! You just might receive some sort of random good luck in whatever part of your life you are the most focused on at this time. This is a time for second chances and opportunities, and for amazing things start to happen that involve your work, traveling, legalities, real estate, and of course your spiritual growth. Over the next four months, we get a chance to actually make big strides, but only if it’s something you really want and have been working towards. If you try to be tricky and lie or deceive others to get ahead now or take advantage of people, your success will come crumbling down once Jupiter goes direct again in June.
Over the next few months whatever has held you up from growing and evolving on a soul level is where Jupiter’s Retrograde will be more evident. This cosmic turnabout is a time of big surprises and reveals! Many of you are simply repeating a pattern of some sort that you might have done repeatedly lifetimes before, which has been blocking your success and personal happiness. Over the next four months, Jupiter Retro will light up these behaviors or patterns. Old learned behaviors from our past in this life or past lives will be shown to us now. Therefore, this can be quite a revealing time that helps you understand just what part of your life needs help, so you can remove any blocks and achieve greater success and stop unhealthy behaviors once and for all!
Jupiter Retrograde happens every year! It lasts for about four months. It’s a great time to sort out exactly what you truly want from life, and to plan on how you can go get it! By the time Jupiter goes direct, you will see things start to become a reality, and will be able to move closer towards your goals with success, and hopefully some happiness.
Here’s something interesting to look at. If you were born with your Natal Jupiter in Retrograde in your Personal Astrology Birth Chart, it is believed that you might have to achieve what you needed to in a past or former lifetime. So since you didn’t get a chance to complete an important destiny, calling, or lesson you may just be getting to do it all over again during this life and finally fulfill that destiny.
Over the coming days and weeks ahead make sure to take some “me-time” for yourself. Do some soul-searching about events or situations that be the most pressing over the last few months or so. Think about what new prospects or gifts you can re-discover.
Have an insightful and fulfilling Jupiter in Retrograde, ~Ruby
The NEW MOON is in the sign of ARIES this April of 19, and it brings in fresh and new energy. This particular trailblazing NEW MOON is when the Sun in ARIES and the MOON in ARIES both make a rather harmonious connection. ARIES energy is always about New Beginnings, and NEW MOON’S are about starting a NEW CYCLE in our life. So this fiery lunation is strong and potent! When we think of Spring time it’s about renewal and new Beginnings, and this is the perfect energy to line up right along with the start of the new season.
During this time we should be able to take the lead and move forward in our lives, and be the warrior like this ARIES energy and charge ahead! This is the time to take action, try something new and innovative, and go after what you want. Don’t be afraid and let your confidence take you where it needs to. ARIES energy can help you learn how to be assertive without being harmful. It’s a time to take charge of our lives and start something new and different. The lessons ARIES hands out is about staying young, and connecting to your inner child in some way, but it’s also trying to teach you how to be bold and learn more about your own personal courage.
Now that mental MERCURY is freshly out of its Retrograde cycle, the energy of strength helps you to better understand yourself, so you can do some soul searching through journal-keeping, meditation, or exercise. You have an opportunity to start this cycle off on a good note and make the changes you’ve been patiently waiting to make while MERCURY was in RETROGRADE, it was a long one.
This is a good time to set goals, plans, and commitments that are more realistic. “Go big and go hard” is a good ARIES Mantra, no matter how big or small you set your sights, you should start to notice things happening within a few weeks by the next FULL MOON. Later, you may get to reap the rewards from whatever new beginnings you begin.
ARIES is the first sign of the ZODIAC, so this being a NEW MOON makes it especially strong with opportunity for New Beginnings. It is a time to actually act on impulse if you are careful of course, follow your gut instincts, your intuition, and take some risks. Aries is a sign that teaches us to take action and learn through our experiences. So get out there and have some sort of adventure!
This is also a good cycle to learn more about how to keep things real, ARIES teaches all of us a valuable lesson around expressing ourselves in a more authentic way and without being false. This helps you to better rely on yourself and to be happy about doing so, so you can be put you on a path towards finding inner peace and ridding any anxiety you may be experiencing around being alone. Then you can be self-sufficient and not worry so much about blaming those who weren’t always there.
“This is a time to break your normal everyday routines and have experiences that involve doing something new, this can help you feel more alive and worthy.”
However, this particular NEW MOON is forming a tense square to taskmaster SATURN, which means some paths towards our New Beginnings might be blocked. Some kind of plan or expectations you have may not startmoving as quickly as you thought they would.Hopefully, since we are in a unique time Astrologically with NO major planets or cosmic bodies in RETROGRADE, eventually theenergies will get moving after we deal withSATURN’S challenges.
For All, you fellow ASTROLOGY freaks this NEW MOON phase occurs at 15 degrees and 17 mins of ARIES, which tends to affect folks born with their personal planets and points at 11 to 19 degrees of the Cardinal Signs of the ZODIAC (ARIES, CANCER, LIBRA, and CAPRICORN.)
NEW MOON TIMES LA: Friday, April 5, 1:50 am CHICAGO: Friday, April 5, 3:50 am NY: Friday, April 5, 4:50 am LONDON: Friday, April 5, 9:50 am SYDNEY: Friday, April 5, 7:50 pm