The New Moon in Capricorn peaks on January 13, 2021, at 12:01 AM EST.
The New Moon in Capricorn symbolizes new beginnings and a Cosmic new cycle. It comes together when the Sun and Moon align both in the sign of practical Capricorn. New Moon’s are generally more harmonious and put off a easy-going kind of energy. Depending upon what other planets the New Moon is connecting with, and the other Cosmic transits at play.
We can focus on some of the more positive traits of the sign of the mystical Sea-Goat, Capricorn, during this New Moon, as we all have this sign in our Astrology Birth Charts. We can feel more tenacious, resourceful, disciplined, ambitious, wise, prudent, and constant. We should figure out ways to tap into these special qualities within ourselves and in our lives.
It’s a time to focus on what’s practical, steady and look for attainable long-term goals. It’s good to develop our common sense and maturity levels by taking care of our responsibilities. Making preparations for the future through commitments and nurturing our hopes and dreams more realistically can help us succeed.
Under this potent Capricorn energy, we can finally create some order in our world, since it has been so chaotic lately. It’s a good time to make secure plans and to reap the rewards from the new beginnings that come our way. Dream up plans no matter how small or big they may be, so when the Full Moon comes together in a few weeks, we can tap back into this energy.
Capricorn energy teaches all of us the value of accountability and acceptance. We must understand that boundaries and rules are actually what gives us freedom from worry and chaos. If goals are put in place under this energy, we’ll have more time to focus on what really matters and our security.
This lunation is also aligning with powerful Pluto on the day of the New Moon, which intensifies its energies. This New Moon’s influence will be highly concentrated, and we can be much more focused, driven, ambitious, and obsessive.
This phase of the Moon occurs at 23 degrees and 13 mins of Capricorn, affecting those born with personal planets and points at 19 to 27 degrees of the Cardinal signs: Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn most significantly. But this affects all of us in one way or another.
It’s that time again! Under this New Moon energy, we can ask the Universe for our wishes, hopes, and dreams! Write down and then visualize them into existence and take the time to feel what it’s like actually to have them, be it through visualization or meditation. Just don’t get hung up on the details of how you’re reaching your goals. Only focus on having what you truly desire. Keeping it realistic, as we are under all this Capricorn energy, so it’s important to stay focused on what’s truly attainable.
Rubys Astro Readings Full Moon – New Year 2021 December 29th
For All Zodiac Signs
A Full Moon in the sign of Cancer peaks on Tuesday and can have us feeling all the feels! So if you’ve been feeling weepy and sad or just more emotional, you know why.
This particular Full Moon brings up issues in our relationships (of all kinds), especially in loving or intimate ones. It also puts out a powerful, strong emotional energy while it transits sensitive Cancer. So we might feel overly sensitive and can take things way too personal. People tend to feel more easily rejected or passed over when, in reality, we may just need some space. We can get clingy and hold on to those we care about too tight, but smothering someone won’t make them love you anymore; in fact, it will do just the opposite and make them go away!
With the Full Moon’s light illuminating our lives, issues are often exposed. This influence pushes us to deal with certain things in our personal lives that we might choose to ignore or neglect. With so much attention being put on our health, relationships, careers, and personal plans these days, this Full Moon encourages us to think about our personal emotional needs as well.
Full Moons are always about creating a balance between the Moon and Sun’s opposition. With the Moon in Cancer and the Sun in Capricorn, we need to focus on what these signs represent. The Full Moon in Cancer wants us to create a balance in our private life, and to learn there is a need for a home base, and to nurture ourselves. The Sun in Capricorn wants us to pay attention to our public life, career, reputation and take accountability. Being attached and in love are ruled by Cancer, while Capricorn rules our rewards and punishments. In some ways, this energy deals with the balance between unconditional love and conditional love. The Cancer Moon teaches us to value our home base and our roots, while Capricorn shows us how to consider our sense of duty and responsibility and pay more attention to our public lives.
This Wolf Moon harmonizes with the planet Uranus. So it is a gentle eye-opening energy; however, Venus and Neptune also square off on Wednesday, casting a fog and if confusion in our romantic or intimate relationships. You may feel strongly about making a soulmate-like connection with someone, but they may not be as receptive, or you can put them on a pedestal only to learn later they are not all you thought or expected them to be. Ensure you love others for who they are rather than hoping and wishing they will be what you want. Everyone grows and levels up at their own rate, our evolution is a personal journey, and no one should be forced to live by someone else’s expectations.
Don’t forget this is the perfect setup for Setting Intentions along with ringing in a New Year! So make sure to make out those Wishlists and focus on writing about what you don’t want in your life anymore, this can be about anything or anyone, it can be a thing or a behavior! It’s time to release what you need rid of and then make out your Wishes for the upcoming New Year! Powerful energies are at play!
Have a safe and blessed Full Moon, and a amazingly wonderful, prosperous, and healthy New Year! Sending Love & Light to you all. ~Ruby
On December 14, 2020 – a New Moon, Total Solar Eclipse occurs at 23°08’ of Sagittarius.
Over the last few weeks of Eclipse Season, a portal of energy has been opened. We have been walking blindly through one of the darkest years of our lives. The uncertainty alone has been a major source of anxiety for many. But we have hope for something equally as good and amazing in the future. This New Moon Eclipse, all though dark (all New Moon’s have no light to illuminate), is the symbol of light we need that shines the way towards the end of this tumultuous year. It is the beginning of a New Era!
This Eclipse brings endings and new beginnings, to potentially get rid of an old inner reality we’ve been holding onto. It’s time to take full responsibility for what we’re creating in our life. Sagittarius energies encourage us to go out beyond the normal boundaries, and explore or discover some new great adventure. It’s an opportunity to express our visions, and to connect with energy that’s new and fresh
With the New Moon in the sign of Sagittarius, we tend to feel more optimistic and hopeful, so it’s no surprise that when the Moon and Sun both align (New Moon) in this fire sign, that faith and hope will be restored. No matter how difficult life has been, we may feel or just know that things will get better. We tend to believe in spiritual truths and deeper meanings, more so.
However, with the Moon and Sun both conjunct the Moon’s South Node, which means this Eclipse can also bring significant endings, loss, and chapters closing in our lives. So make sure to honor your own feelings and others both, even if you’re not feeling particularly hopeful right now.
This Eclipse is conjunct mental Mercury, which means it’s important that we speak our truth. It serves as a reminder that our words hold power, and we can quickly realize how we speak our ideas into existence and create our own reality daily. Conversations can be interesting, so try to remain uplifting and inspiring without being dishonest or ignoring your integrity. Manifest something positive in your life to come in!
The Solar Eclipse is squaring foggy Neptune in its own sign of Pisces. So we must try to see the difference between positive thoughts and wishful thinking. It’s important not to make false promises or commitments. We may feel exhausted by this energy.
Luckily, the Moon, Sun, Mercury, and South Node are all in the sign of Sagittarius. And the New Moon makes a nice Trine to Mars in Aries. We’ve got extra fiery willpower to take action and follow through. As our motivation levels are high! It’s important to channel your energy into learning, growth, and evolution. Think of others, not just yourself.
Sagittarius is ruled by over the top Jupiter, so we can sometimes overdo it under all this Sadge energy. Over this last year, with Jupiter’s transit of Capricorn, we have been taught to live with less. Now we can use these skills to break out of the Pandemic and change things around.
Jupiter forms amazing Sextile connections with Venus and asteroid Juno on the same day as the Eclipse. We’re talking major “Huge Opportunities” for wealth and growth!
PAY ATTENTION! If you are one of the many, who like to SET INTENTIONS with the NEW MOON. This energy is going to give us a major boost in the manifesting department! It’s a time to focus on what you want, so MAKE A WISH LIST! Since Jupiter is involved, the sky is that limit! Go big or go home!
Learn all about Setting Intentions Energy work over on my Blog at rubysreadings.com
And finally, we also have Chiron, which is in fiery Aries turning direct from Retrograde just right before this Eclipse on December 15th. Chiron is the Wounded Healer and Teacher of the Zodiac! This is our gift from the Cosmos, as it can be a special time of healing.
Venus, the planet of love, shifts into more faithful Sagittarius on the 15th, yet another planet in a Fire Sign! We may desire more space and freedom from our nearest and dearest, but Covid going around it may not be such a bad thing. We just want to do our own thing and give others the chance to learn and grow.
The rare Solar Eclipse is just the beginning of what looks to be a great week astrologically! As both Saturn and Jupiter shift into the sign of Aquarius on the 17th & 20th. And on the same day of the magical Winter Solstice Dec 21st, these two planets meet up in the rare event called the “Great Conjunction.” This is perhaps one of the biggest Cosmic shifts we’ll see in our lifetime. And it starts off a brand new 20 yr cycle, even though we won’t understand its magnitude of influence into way down the road.
New Moon Times – Monday, Dec 14th, 2020
Los Angeles 14 December *8:16am New York 14 December *11:16am London 14 December *4:16pm Sydney 15 December *3:16am
Happy New Moon May you have an amazing week. ~Ruby
The Sun enters the fire sign of Sagittarius! Happy Birthday to all my Sagittarians! But this energy affects every one of us! As we have the sign of Sagittarius somewhere in our Astrology Birth Charts. This transit lasts through December 21st.
Over the last month, while the Sun was on Scorpio, we felt compelled to make intimate, deep connections with others. Now during Sagittarius Season, we can have a stronger desire to get out and explore and have an adventure. While the Sun moves through this fiery mutable sign, there is an urge to learn, grown, and expand our horizons, so we want to understand the world around us.
During this cycle, we tend to seek out the truth and higher meaning to any given situation. Our faith and hope is restored; we may start to feel hopeful again and more optimistic about life.
Since we’re feeling braver and courageous, we want to head down new and different paths. As our minds open up, we start to believe in the possibilities again. Our confidence levels can soar now, so we can be overly optimistic as we focus more on the “bigger picture” and our dreams instead of just the little details of our mundane everyday life.
However, we tend to overdo things during this cycle, and people can get carried away! It is a time of exaggeration when we can overstate, boost, or brag about something. We tend to say our feelings and ideas out loud, so if we are not careful, we can insert our foot into our mouth!
Welcome to Sagittarius Season, the perfect time to work on our faith, hope, and future visions. We may be more feisty, but we need a big change in the world right now, and this Cosmic shift is the beginning of many changes till the end of the year that can help us get through these darker times.
The New Moon is in the sign of Scorpio on November 14th or 15th, depending on your Time Zone, but is felt now and throughout the weekend. With both the Sun and Moon in the sign of Scorpio, it is super strong and potent. And can be a powerful time to work on yourself.
Think about doing some New Moon energy work. Simply, make out a Wish List or write down what you want to start or begin under this New Moon energy! Set Intentions! New Moons always bring New Beginnings, but this particular New Moon is all wrapped up nice and tight in the sign of endings, Scorpio, the sign of the Zodiac that represents resurrection. We may have to fall or fail, or let something end in our lives, only to rebuild ourselves anew! We then can rise like the stories of the Pheonix and create a new better life for ourselves in one way or another.
It is also Eclipse Season, so our Moon work can involve releasing and letting go, perhaps finish or close something in your life. Make wishes and wish-lists, write about whatever you want! Release a situation, person, or what you should let-go, this also can include worn-out old beliefs and behaviors. This New Moon energy is transformational and can be life-changing.
In the weeks ahead, we’ll be working on our self-mastery skills. It’s a good time to discover what parts of our lives feel out of control. We can release our inner demons with things like addiction or debts and free ourselves from emotional burdens. This energy produces an opportunity to get rid of any excess “stuff” we have been holding on to in our lives, be it material or spiritual. We may feel moved to dig much deeper when it comes to life’s mysteries rather than staying content with the status quo. So it’s important to get in touch with what motivates you, and what will enhance your feelings for intimacy, forgiveness, and meaning. We have a deeper need to feel a sense of purpose and depth in our lives and within our souls. We can truly move forward by doing things during this cycle to develop a new idea, project, or relationship.
Look for ways to release any fears of confrontation or emotionally heavy situations. This New Moon energy can help us learn by taking us out of our comfort zone and making us uncomfortable. So even if a situation is tense it can lead us into psychological healing.
This New Moon is harmonizing with Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto as well. We can quickly discover support and motivation from within to accomplish our goals, as this energy has our back and can help us set goals. It gives us the drive and imagination to make things work.
Still, during the New Moon loving Venus is forming a tense Square to Pluto, the planet of transformation and lord of the underworld. Goddess, Venus also squares off with over the top Jupiter! These influences can cause major disruptions, which can lead us into exploring our true motivations. What makes us tick! With the TRUTH out of the bag, we can understand the deeper meanings of any challenging situation that comes our way.
It’s important to keep ourselves in check when it comes to exaggeration, so we shouldn’t go out of our way to seek approval, love, or more meaning in our lives, or we can blow things way out of proportion. We can overstate, boost, and brag. As we express ourselves and our feelings in a big way. Watch for doing things in excess and stirring up drama just to get attention, as we can give certain situations much more time and energy than their worth. We might think we can get noticed through exaggerating, but this will surely backfire.
These Cosmic transits can also magnify or boost our insecurities, which means we can feel suspicious, jealous, or paranoid. Socially the interactions we have can be intense and can provoke tense feelings with those involved. Any relationship drama that comes up can get in the way of our goals with our lovers or partners. Our financial affairs can also have major highs and lows, big wins, or big losses, so choose wisely!
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The Covid19 Virus is surging strongly right now, as Astrologically it’s peaking from the long-term Saturn/Pluto and Jupiter/Pluto Conjunctions that have been occurring all year long! Now with somany planets in Scorpio, and Eclipse Seasonunderway things are out of control! The energy of the Zodiac Sign Scorpio and Eclipse Season, both are about Endings! However, it also helps us to rebuild and manifest a new way of handling the Virus.
As we figure out how to get vaccinations out to the masses, we need to be extremely careful! Protect the younger, older, and vulnerable folks! Please take the necessary precautions we’ve been warned about repeatedly to help bring this surge down. And please just wear your mask around other people! The good news is the Cosmic influences that helped bring the Virus in are now finally over! So once we get past Eclipse Season, we will start to see a major shift and even more so into the New Year. As we get through the final dramatic months of 2020, do your best to be extra careful and work together.
The Sun shifted into the sign of transformation, and mystery, Scorpio. “Scorpio Season” begins Oct 22, 2020, and runs through Nov 21, 2020.
The mysterious Scorpio energy is known for being darker and often misunderstood. Symbolically, Scorpio energy drives us to explore the depths of the soul. As the Sun’s light exposes the truth, and all that has been hidden, repressed, secret, or ignored tends to come out. So if you’ve got any skeletons in your closet, clean it up now, or you might just get found out.
The Sun in Scorpio is a time of emotional depth, intimacy, and transformation. Therefore, whatever is fake or false is usually brought out and exposed for what it is, including conversations and betrayals. Superficial anything doesn’t work during this time, because we want the real deal. We need to know that people are genuine and authentic.
Scorpio is the detective of the Zodiac, so the Sun’s influence in Scorpio can have you feeling more suspicious and even a bit paranoid. We are more interested in getting to the bottom of things, as we want to uncover what’s hidden, suppressed, or unknown! It’s a time when we see the unseen with our uncanny Psychic abilities. So we can pick up on the energies around us very quickly. Even if we don’t trust our intuition, the signs are more evident than usual during this time. We enjoy things and people that are odd, taboo, or different in this energy, so anything plain or average is boring.
During Libra season over the last month, we worked towards being fair and equal. During Scorpio season, we accept the fact that life isn’t fair and understand that pain and suffering are part of the process of being human, and to truly evolve we must transform ourselves, which means we must end something to begin something anew.
Scorpio energy can have us feeling sexy, mysterious, and provocative. But we tend to be more secretive, as we feel more passionate, strong-willed, and often intense. This can be a time of transformation and healing.
The shadow side of Scorpio energy can have us feeling more jealous, paranoid, obsessive, and manipulative. We can become obsessed over an issue or problem, and try to figure it out repeatedly, and get nowhere as we continue to dig deeper to learn or understand someone or something. So we may not know when enough is enough or when to quit!
Mental Mercury is also in the sign of Scorpio through Oct 27, due to Mercury’s Retrograde (backward) cycle. It travels back through the sign of Libra on Oct 27 through Nov 9, and then goes back into Scorpio from Nov 10 – 30. So we will have a lot more Scorpio energy to contend with!
This Scorpio energy is about rising from the ashes after something ends. We have fallen in some way or have had to give up, like the tales of the Phoenix! It’s a time of rebirth and resurrection, as we rise to specific challenges and above what has fallen around us! Scorpio Season affects all Zodiac Signs, as this energy is something we can learn from. It’s about regeneration and claiming our lives back, as we start to rebuild after the wild and crazy year we’ve had. It’s the best energy to renew ourselves under, because Scorpio energy teaches us how to do what needs to be done, as it gives us extreme focus and stamina. We can be more driven and motivated to take care of business.
By the time we get to the end of November, and the end of Scorpio Season, hopefully, we will have some plans in place, since most of 2020 will be spent taking life day by day, and just surviving which is so exhausting. May this Scorpio Season illuminated by the Sun’s energy show you the way, and help you get through.
The Harvest Full Moon or Warrior Moon comes together Thursday, October 1st, 2020.
A Full Moon creates emotional energy, so this is when the issues in our life peak, which can be a good or bad situation. This lunation is the first of two Full Moon’s that occur in October, the second one being a Full “Blue Moon” on Halloween!
The Full Moon occurs in the sign of Aries this time around, Aries is ruled by Mars, and Mars is also transiting its home sign of Aries right now, also in Retrograde! In other words, this is a extremely passionate, heated up, fiery, driven kind of energy, so use it for good! There is revealing information coming through that can be deeply meaningful, but we should wait to take any action on whatever we learn. Just until the Full Moon energy wears down by the weekend.
The Full Moon is a time when the truth is revealed; as the light illuminates the planet, it also brings out uncomfortable feelings, but truth-telling is always on the menu as well as some insomnia! Which, by the way, is the number one question I get from clients and blog readers every month, “Why am I not sleeping?” Well, that’s easy; it’s the Full Moon energy that keeps us wired and awake.
It’s a time when our feelings tell us what’s happening, so our intuition is super strong, and we can experience epiphanies or A-ha moments, and Psychic visions or feelings can occur awake or asleep. This particular Full Moon serves as a reminder to think about how we treat ourselves in our close relationships or partnerships. There can be new moments of awareness or revelations about our roles as leaders so that we may have strong feelings of independence, and our ability to start or initiate something is much more on point.
Helping these energies along is a strong connection between relationship-ruling Venus and Pluto, the planet of transformation. This influence can help us be more strategic, but to the point about money and relationships, Venus turns which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just expect people to tell you how they really feel!
This Full Moon is connected firmly to the Mars/Saturn Square, as it can cause significant aggression and anger to erupt suddenly without little warning, especially with authority figures or those with power or control over us. Saturn, at its basic, is about the rules and responsibilities. In a tense, Square, there can be frustrations, agitation, and anger, again with anyone trying to exert power or control over us. And anyone is fair game! The emotions we hold deeply have been building up over the last month, and they can suddenly be exposed in one way or another. The Full Moon is when the Sun and Moon tensely oppose each other, which can feel intense. We’ve already been experiencing this for the last few days, with Fires still raging and all kinds of explosive crime and behavior. Most folks, will be challenged to not go off if they get angered for any reason.
However, if we focus on ourselves, we can feel empowered and set an excellent example for others. In turn, this kind of behavior can inspire others to do something for themselves. We need to be asking ourselves some questions under these energies. Who have you been taking care of, and where are you focusing most of your time and energy? Have you been coming from a self-centered place, by only helping someone for your own selfish reasons? Time to make it right! Remember the truth will indeed set you free in this kind of energy!
It’s a high energy kind of Full Moon, as we can feel extra energized and driven to begin or end certain situations. Being so focused can be distracting, so we may not realize that we’re dealing with something or someone toxic! Under this fiery Full Moon, we are more likely to take action due to feeling agitated. It’s essential to be mindful of this energy and harness our own personal power without abusing it, to avoid letting things get out of control.
But Full Moons always magnify existing problems, so it’s vital to decide how you want to move forward peacefully. This influence can help us get out of a bad situation that is toxic or abusive. If you need to express your feelings, this energy can help you be brave. Which, hopefully, enables you to get out of bad situation or relationship. But be careful, it’s still very explosive energy. So if you need to end something, be prepared and ready.
This lunation also activates other cosmic bodies that can set our tempers off, so there can be errors in judgment due to feeling extra sensitive and getting more easily upset. It creates a highly charged-up atmosphere, and people can be very impulsive. It can be a chaotic feeling Full Moon and energy! Some folks can act like they have no sense, and will react without much forethought, and can suddenly lash out. This energy, unfortunately, can cause outrage, rebellion, and tempers to flare at its worst. There can be more rioting and violence around the protests.
However, as this Full Moon tension builds and the frustrations rise, it’s important to remember the best way to handle it. Which is to Let Go and release all that pent up anger by being OPEN, FLEXIBLE, and adapting to the changes that are happening around you. Please don’t get into power struggles, ego battles, or disputes; it is not worth it! Remember that when people are this riled up, they can’t hear you. They are deaf! Especially, if they suffer from any natural Impulsivity issues, because they’re too busy talking over you or thinking about their next sentence, it won’t be about your opinions or ideas under these energies. So most of the time, it’s just best to walk away from arguments for the next few days. Take a breath and a walk, if you feel yourself getting upset or agitated just simply get away from the situation as fast as you can to cool down.
Harness this powerful Full Moon energy over the next few days, and don’t forget this is a powerful time to “Set Intentions” with the Moon’s energies, just simply write put a wish list of what you want to release or let go of in your life, and then add what you would like to see come in to your world. Your dreams and desires. To learn more about how to Set Intentions, click the link below.
What a time to be alive as they say! The world has seemed to have gone mad in 2020, and to keep this exciting theme going the Cosmos is sending out some heavy-hitting energies this coming week starting August 10th. So forewarned is forearmed, and I have some information to pass on that hopefully will help you navigate through the tension Cosmic energies coming together!
Mars is making a tense Square to Pluto!
Mars the planet of aggression and passion is currently in its own sign of Aries, so this is warrior kind of energy. Pluto makes us thirsty for power and creates chaos, but it also brings deep personal transformation. Pluto is in security-based Capricorn currently stirring us up to gain power by marching to the beat of our own drum. This energy is like a match being lit to the flames that are already burning. Those who seek power or control on any level can get quite demanding, and just plain nasty, and especially manipulative during this time. We can struggle with any power plays or moves made on us by others, and we may have to deal with this kind of behavior from those who have some sort of authority over us, as we try to figure out just where we stand. This can be a time of great upset, trial, and tribulation. This influence can have us erupting in anger, and even rage! We are already seeing lots of upset globally, as people may not be able to handle the rage they feel deep inside over basic human needs and survival.
There are three frustrating squares between Mars and Pluto in 2020. The first one is on August 13th, but some will notice this energy starting up now!
When a planet meets up with Pluto they can get quite beat up by its demanding energy, and we can feel this energy and explore it deeply, as certain situations will play out bringing issues of power and control in strong focus in our lives! But war-like Mars loves a good fight, and this aspect challenges us to figure out who has the power and control in our lives. This can be with other people and society as a whole, (like things haven’t been already heated up enough with the powers that be in the US) but especially with those who have some sort of authority, power, or control over us, and of course those that want to! We might be asking who has the most power in the land. This square energy creates tension, but this helps us learn more about ourselves. Pluto has been connecting to many different planets this year putting us through major changes in our lives. We are already in a strong time of transformation, with powerful Pluto making its strong meetings this year also to stern Saturn and boosting Jupiter.
It’s most important that we pay attention to our reactions at this time, especially with authority figures. Try to figure out just what the real issues are underneath it all, and what’s causing our reactions. Anger is always about sadness, so perhaps you need to argue a bit so you can walk away from someone or something, and or even make a significant change! The best thing you can do is to remain respectful, and not fight below the belt while in this energy or it can get quite ugly! You also may want to think about controlling your responses to keep the damage down to a minimum, but you may not care, as there’s a stronger need to fight in the air right now. And some folks need to stick up for themselves and what they believe in, or for what is right. It’s something to definitely, ponder on, so you can use this energy for good.
Mars the planet that rules over our motivation, physical actions, assertive drive, ambition, passion, war, and sexual drive shifts signs on June 26, 2020, into more fast-paced, impulsive Aries all the way through January 6th, 2021. That is a really long time for Mars to be in one sign. Its extended stay in trailblazing Aries is due to its upcoming Retrograde phase, which starts on Sept. 9th and runs through Nov. 13th.
Mars is exceptionally comfortable in its home sign of Aries, as it’s ruler naturally. Our energy levels are stronger than usual, and we are more spontaneous, forward-looking, and bolder, and courageous under its influence, as it tends to get things moving so we are more active and confident. If we just follow our instincts, we can get things done super fast and precisely.
As Mars shifts into Aries this week, you’ll notice a definite surge in energy, motivation, and initiative. You don’t need anyone else to light that fire under you to get you going when Mars is transiting Aries. Talk about the ultimate self-starter. With this competitive, entrepreneurial energy in the sky, you will definitely want to begin a personal project. In addition to the remarkable energizer battery of Mars in Aries, you will also notice plenty of courage and fighting spirit. You will not back down from anything or anyone! Just remember, neither will others so expect an argument or a fight if there’s a situation you and someone else butt heads over. At least it will be an honest battle, though as Mars in Aries is not going to allow us to hide anything especially, our agendas.
After all, Mars is the planet of war, anger, and challenges, especially in its own sign of Aries the Warrior! So it tends to cause tension, restlessness, and anxiety for some. However, this also can be a very positive influence that gives us lots of energy. But we must be careful not to lose our cool. We have a strong competitive spirit as our goal is to win! But what are you battling for.? What are you winning in the end? Is it worth it? You are going to need to ask yourself these questions, as this influence can help us stay on task and motivated, but it also can cause impulsive behavior that can get people all fired up over much of nothing! Like things haven’t been heated-up enough out there! This energy could really make protests explode even more so, however with the Virus spreading like wildfire again, we are made to stay in once again, so we are going to need ways to get this energy out, so we don’t let it turn into anger.
Mars in Aries gives us a warrior-like attitude, therefore, its influence can spark up debates and discussions where we feel compelled to share our opinions and defend ourselves. Social media has already been exploding due to our current ongoing circumstances, so many of you will be sharing your frustrations, and there will be more arguing, of course. But remember, ask yourself if it’s worth it or not first.
When it comes to your sex life, expect a boost in libido. With Mars in Aries, we want immediate gratification and will do whatever it takes to get our needs met. There’s so much dynamic energy around this placement that you may wonder if there’s anything to worry about. Well, as with any planetary alignment, there’s a positive expression and a not so positive one. When Mars in Aries shines its light, we become fearless warriors or innovative pioneers. When it’s operating in the shadow, however, we can be rash, impatient, and selfish.
The darker side of Mars being in the sign of Aries is that we can sometimes be impatient, arrogant, impulsive, and self-centered! But if we can remember to take time out’s and not let our tempers get lit up so fast, as we can also be more authentic, enthusiastic, and straightforward. But we can also be quite narcissistic and not think of others as much, so don’t expect folks to be so worried about your “feelings”, as this is a time when we think ahead, and we are not as worried about the past. This can be challenging with the Sun and mental Mercury both in the sign of Cancer through the end of July! The sign of Cancer is all about being sensitive and worrying about other folk’s feelings, so the polar opposite of Aries and Mars, both. So we can feel pushed and pulled or even just reminded that we should care, but at the same time, we may not be feeling it!
If we pay attention and harness this Mars in Aries energy, we can be so productive and get so much done. Just remember people tend to take impulsive actions during this time, so often there are mistakes, mishaps, and accidents. It may take a week or so to get used to this energy, so we need to be a little extra careful, and take some extra precautions to stay safe, as some people are going to get more easily frustrated and aggressive under its influence. If we can take on a strategic kind of attitude, we can plan ahead and get things done in ways we never thought of, we have to be mindful and remember to not react without thinking things through first, which is always the most difficult challenge with Mars in Aries. Under the tense and frustrating energy we have already been dealing with due to COVID and the rioting, we must work extra hard to keep our cool and make sure that things remain calm, otherwise, it could be a bigger mess than we are already in.
For All Zodiac Signs Happy Birthday to all you Bulls!
How does this energy affect you?
While the Sun is in the sign of Taurus we may feel more sensual, receptive and determined. This shift causes the energies to slow down. The energy of this sign can help us to be more practical, grounded, and steady, which overall can be a great help with so many other heavy-hitting cosmic energies changing things up in 2020!
With the shift of the Sun in Taurus we get to take a moment and simply breathe. And we get to take a deeper look at tree he events unfolding around us, then we can look at complicated situations with some good old-fashioned common sense.
Taurus energy wants us to learn how to defend ourselves and resist things, but also how to love in a deeper, sensual, and more intimate way, and appreciate the physical world and all its beauty. The Zodiac Sign of Taurus is ruled by the Goddess of Love herself, Venus, for better or worse love is the most powerful energy there is after all. So we can be fiercely passionate and emotional during this time.
Over the next month, we tend to rely on what’s always worked in the past, and what’s tried and true. But we also need to move forward with the times. This influence is about integrating tradition with evolution in our lives. One thing about Taurus energy is we feel a stronger need to be more comfortable than usual. Take some time to set up space to Zen out, get all comfy and cozy for the next month and make sure you have somewhere safe to hang out. This cycle shows us what stability and substance can look like. We seem to be drawn to more practical matters now, so there’s not a whole lot of risk-taking going on.
However, mental Mercury is still in the sign of Aries, during this time, which is more motivating, as it keeps our minds working at a faster pace. The Sun in Taurus and Mercury in Aries might be a great mix of energies. It can give us the extra boost of energy and confidence we need, but also some reasoning skills so we don’t push too much. Either way with Mercury in Aries we have more get up and go, especially physically.
Under the Sun in Taurus, we have an opportunity to explore what we truly value and who we can depend on. And bring in this a Pandemic we’ve already had some time to do a little research. So we can pay more attention to what really matters in the material world, but sync our spirituality into it. This can be a lovely combination to work on balancing our Spirit, Mind, and Body.
As the Sun moves through this sign, we get to experience what it’s like to manifest our physical reality, as the seeds we plant take root. Our determination and need for security are quite strong during this time. Taurus energy is about loyalty, being comfortable, and using what’s been tried and true in the past, as we like sticking to what’s familiar. But the Mercury in Aries energy will help us look for new beginnings as well from time to time. We value the folks who have stayed by our side in good and bad times and will honor them more so during this time.
As the Sun moves through the sign of the bull, we get the opportunity to see the beauty in life. We’re more focused on the simple pleasures in life and how to feed the senses. Our senses are aroused and highly activated, so we can have a newfound appreciation for things like food, sex, music and entertainment, beauty, and anything that feels pleasurable! Being more repetitive and open to the things that make us feel fulfilled and alive can help us better appreciate life and the world. It’s a time to pause and stop long enough to “smell the roses”, rather than be in a hurry and pass things by. Being isolated won’t feel as difficult under this energy, so staying in will actually be more welcoming.
Enjoy all the beautiful things life has to offer while the Sun is in Taurus. Discover something beautiful about your life, find a new appreciation for those who love you.
The shadow side of Taurus energy is we can be more possessive and controlling, especially with our children and partners. We can be extremely stubborn and bullheaded, so it’s important to get out of our own way long enough and be willing to hear other people’s ideas and opinions.
While the Sun is in Taurus we should be making plans and setting goals that are built to last for the long-term. Put away something for a rainy day and for your future endeavors. This is not a good time to make life-altering decisions. Just plan for now, and maybe give it until the end of May to make your next big move. That’s when the energies will be a bit less dramatic anyway in 2020.
Mercury the planet that rules over our thoughts, and how we communicate finally shifts out of the sign of Pisces, (after it’s extended stay due to Mercury’s Retrograde cycle) and into Aries on April 10th, 2020.
The Cosmic Messenger, Mercury has been in the watery sign of Pisces since early February of 2020. But it hasn’t been very comfortable there, as Pisces is Mercury’s detriment, which is not compatible in Astrology terms. Mercury is logical and practical, while Pisces energy can make people feel lost and confused. So we ended up in a mental fog filled with illusions and strong emotions. Mercury’s energy was weakened down quite a bit, and it influences caused our thinking to become unclear. Mercury is a factual and rational planet, and Pisces is about dreams and feelings.
Then the energies became quite foggy and confusing in February when Mercury went Retrograde, which just made our fears and anxieties even worse. And the world sort of stopped around the 10th and 11th of March, when the reality of the Pandemic struck us here in the US. There were a lot of folks who at first just thought the whole ‘Virus” threat was the media hyping it up! So under Mercury in Retrograde in Pisces things were extremely confusing and misunderstandings were strong. It wasn’t taken seriously enough. Our minds were cloudy and illusions were all over the place, and this caused mistrust which leads to even bigger problems.
Once folks started to realize the Covid19 Virus was indeed a real threat and that it was spreading quickly, they went into full-blown panic mode! More so than usual. Our fears turned into reality, and it became more difficult to step out of our fear and take care of business due to Mercury still in Retrograde, and this all took place also while the Sun was in Pisces as well. Again, the widespread misunderstandings and misinformation had everything to do with Mercury the planet of communication being in its Retrograde phase while in the sign of Pisces. It was a recipe for problems that were fueled by the Saturn/Pluto Conjunction as well.
Now that Mercury is finally entering the sign of Aries, the logic returns and we can have more clarity. Aries is a Fire Sign, so it casts an intellectual influence on us. Hopefully, this will help us take action or some initiative, and we can let go of our fears and our gloomy attitudes. Then we can take care of business and work on saving lives. With Mercury in Aries, we are ready to fight this deadly disease, after all, Mars rules over Aries and it is the “God of War!”
Thoughts turn into Action
When Mercury is in Aries our minds move more quickly. In general, people act more impulsive under this energy, because they are in a big hurry and are not thinking rationally, when they’re moving so quickly! And we don’t necessarily think about our consequences first before we take actions, because we are more confident and courageous than usual.
Mercury is the planet that rules over communication, so while in Aries we can be more assertive when speaking or writing. Our opinions come from a place of ego more often under this energy, and our viewpoints are straight from the heart. So we tend to act and do whatever comes to mind when Mercury is in Aries.
Mercury rules our thoughts, so our thinking is fast, and often our physical actions and bodies are moving faster than we can keep up with.
The good news about Mercury being in Aries is we can rid the negativity that’s been plaguing our thoughts, as we search for ways to fix our problems. But together our thinking turns to look at the “whole picture”, and there will be a lot of people throwing out commands and giving out orders to move forward as quickly as possible! We are definitely more direct, bold, and energized under this energy, so we can gain clarity when we go after what we want and need now.
However, there can be a downside to this energy, as with any Astrological influence. Because we are moving at such a rapid pace and are more spontaneous with our reactions and words, we also are more prone to conflicts or even arguments. Again, Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet of war, so frustrations, debates, ego battle, and anger will show up, especially if we feel not heard or blown off somehow.
More importantly, while Mercury spends its time in warrior Aries, we should be focused on our plans and goals, but by reaching them over a period of time. More often than not we can start things very quickly, but also end them just as fast under this influence. Keep working and creating! This is a time for strategic moves. Stay aware and keep yourself centered and grounded, so we can approach others in a persuasive manner rather than try to overpower others.
Mercury’s April Connections
Mercury in Aries makes some rather interesting Astrological connections.
On April 11, Mercury forms a nice Sextile to Saturn, this brings clear thoughts, and we enjoy working and taking care of responsibilities. This favors organization.
When Mercury forms a Sextile with Venus in Gemini on April 18, and we are more charming and compassionate with others, and when we communicate.
On the same day, Mercury meets up in yet another Sextile this time with motivated Mars, and this gives us confidence and powerful thinking and communicating. This is a good time to be assertive with others, especially in your intimate relationships. Expressing ourselves more freely on the romantic front can be quite helpful. This can be with a partner or when are you want to seduce someone with words.
Later in April, some intense connections are being made involving Mercury that can cause frustrations.
On April 25, Mercury makes a tense square with shadowy Pluto. Then on April 26, Mercury Squares off with giant Jupiter. This causes some folks to act arrogantly, and things tend to get exaggerated, especially what we are communicating! If we go overboard or push too hard there can be consequences.
On April 27, Mercury will shift into the sign of Taurus. This will be great for finding ways to be comfortable and for nurturing those you love and care for with your words. But we can be overly expressive, brutally honest, and stubborn.
In the meantime, focus on taken care of business and working hard. Enjoy the turn Mercury spends on Aries, and the extra confidence, but remember to give people space both physically and mentally. Take time outs every once in a while and simply catch your breath, so you can avoid little mishaps and mistakes. The world is about to move much faster, which will be a welcome change.
There’s a New Moon occurring soon, which makes this the best time of the Lunar Month to set some powerful intentions. These Wish ListsIntentions can be about your future 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:
Step One: Clear Your Sacred Space
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.
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!
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!