The Winter Solstice also called Midwinter and Yule falls on Dec 21st 2020, when the Sun leaves the sign of Sagittarius and enters Capricorn through Jan 20, 2021. It is the shortest day of the year, and the longest night in the Northern Hemisphere.
This Cosmic Event officially starts “Capricorn Season.” Happy Birthday to all my Capricorn folks! But remember, this energy affects every one of us.
Hanging out in the darkness we have an amazing opportunity to go within ourselves and connect to our subconscious mind. Make some time today for mediation, reflection, and showing gratitude for anything good that happened in the past year!
2020 has been a super tough year, but we are strong and will eventually get through the Pandemic. Visualize life back to some sort of normal, where we are free of this threat. If you see it in your minds eye, it eventually will become your reality.
This year’s Winter Solstice is soon followed by what’s being called “The Great Conjunction.” As Jupiter and Saturn have both just shifted into the sign of Aquarius, and will conjunct on Dec 21st, ushering in the “Age of Aquarius.” Read more this amazing rare Cosmic Event.
All of these Cosmic connections make for some pretty amazing rare energies! These planetary combinations bring in an extra dose of love, happiness, and good fortune for all of us to share. Perfect timing for the Holidays, especially with it being 2020. We deserve something better!
The Sun in Capricorn is a time to get motivated and to take care of business. The Cosmos is reminding us to respect the physical world and nature’s laws under this influence. We can have a deeper appreciation for structure and order. Our motivation comes from a deeper need to be responsible, as our ambitions and respect for law and order are strong. Clear boundaries are drawn out, and simple rules are followed, which helps us feel more in control of ourselves and our lives. Simple everyday tasks and responsibilities are easily completed and taken more seriously.
All of this energy is further boosted by mental Mercury’s shift also into Capricorn just a day ago. Read more about it.. https://wp.me/p2dXxi-1CM
During this cycle, we can start working on our long-term goals and manifest a more stable future. Under the Sun in Capricorn, we can feel quite satisfied if we get tasks and work completed, as this influence gives us a stronger sense of accomplishment. We look for tangible results, and have a better understanding of what will last and what won’t. We’re much more comfortable working in an already established situation. We know our boundaries and respect them better during Capricorn Season.
I hope you get to celebrate this Magical season full of wonder and excitement. Just be extra careful out there.
By now, most of you have heard all the latest rave about the rare Cosmic Event peaking today. “The Great Conjunction” between Jupiter and Saturn peaks in the sign of Aquarius, which kicks off a new 200 year Era.
Welcome to “The Age of Aquarius!”
Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions happen about every twenty years, and they help change our social and personal direction. But this one is in Aquarius hence why it’s rare.
With both planets in Aquarius’s futuristic energy, new doors of opportunity swing wide open, helping us manifest new ideas and solutions. This energy will usher in new breakthroughs culturally and globally. Our reality and life as we know it will be restructured during this cycle. This energy is a confidence builder, bringing sudden realizations about our own personal power, making it easier to make necessary changes that will change our future.
Anything that has seemed too far out or unconventional, even recently, won’t be considered over the top soon! Years from now, when we look back to this time, we’ll realize what a turning point this time was. This planetary transit is particularly positive for practicing Astrology, Divination (Tarot & Oracle Cards), and the Occult. So basically, most metaphysical practices, including the way we view the Universe, will be more widely accepted and gain more importance. The New Age has arrived!
If you’ve been feeling stuck and need to move forward with a new project or path in life, this is the time to go for it! Thoughts tend to take form and manifest quite quickly in this energy, so make sure and keep yourself focused on the positive things in life. Concepts and ideals can become something tangible and useful. Hope and faith, especially in ourselves, can be restored as we build plans that bring real benefits.
We have already been experiencing a major struggle between the old behaviors versus the new on a global level. A New Era themed in air sign energy has a more intellectual and energetic feel to it. This influence breakups our established orders as we know them. So anything structured such as government, relationships, careers, and ways of teaching will change drastically! Aquarius energy is extremely open-minded, so thinking way outside the box is more acceptable.
With Jupiter and Saturn both in Aquarius, some dramatic changes will start to occur in our lives. What sets the tone for sudden and shocking changes, is the planet Uranus forms an aspect with Jupiter around the same time as The Great Conjunction!This strong energy brings sudden surprises, unpredictable changes, and events that affect our future. It’s best to be cautious throughout January under these influences, but we should expect the unexpected!
When Jupiter and Uranus meet up, its influence eliminates old social structures, bringing new challenges and opportunities. This aspect can give us the chance to take a deeper look at what we need to release or let go. It creates the energy and space for something new to come into your life.
All year long, these planets have been hanging out together in many different ways while in the sign of Capricorn, so we’ve already been experiencing its powerful energy. These two planets will not meet up again under Earth Signs for decades to come.
As soon as the ‘The Great Conjunction” starts to move forward, the planet Jupiter gets a jumpstart and finally gets the chance to move past both Saturn and Pluto, the malefic planets. Jupiter has been stuck all year long between these two plants, basically blocking it from handing out its normal gifts and blessings! Jupiter will shine once again now and be the Great Benefic planet; this makes it easier for Jupiter to hand out opportunities and luck to everyone.
Mercury, the planet of communication, has been burning through Sagittarius, the most upbeat, extra sign in the Zodiac for the past three and half weeks. You might have felt more optimistic, open-minded, and outspoken over the last month with Mercury in Sagittarius. But this has made it more difficult to focus on the details or use our words as carefully.
Mercury moves into Capricorn on December 20th, giving you a stronger sense of mental fortitude, confidence, and a hardworking attitude. Mercury, is the planet that rules over our way of thinking, and thought processes. It’s that time again, to be practical about what works or doesn’t. Since our thinking slows way down, we can be more serious during this cycle, but really we are just more focused.
It’s a great period to seek out people you know who are experienced or wise, especially if they’ve accomplished something you want to achieve. These mentors or teachers can give out some valuable advice, and even may connect you with the right people who can help you achieve your goals in the long run.
Working harder becomes our motto again, especially with the Sun’s shift into Capricorn as well on December 21st. Just remember you’ll reap the rewards later from any time or energy you put into getting things done now.
With Mercury in Capricorn, our thinking is much more systematic, and our focus is more practical and sober. Under this influence, it’s much easier to concentrate on the task at hand. But our conversations can bring up reality checks, as we focus more on business and practical matters. Our thought processes and patterns of communication are more logical, orderly, and organized now. It’s just easier to sort out what is relevant and essential to KEEP THINGS REAL, as we speak no-nonsense, and being precise and cautious comes more naturally. However, we need to be wary of becoming too rigid with our thoughts and words, we can appear cold, cut-off, or harsh to others, and there is a fine line between being real and pessimistic.
The Earth Signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn can thrive under this influence, but the Cardinal Signs Aries, Cancer, and Libra might struggle to keep up until Mercury enters Aquarius on January 8, 2021.
Now that Mercury is in Capricorn, Mercury is asking you to take life a little more seriously. We’ve learned so much while Mercury was in Sagittarius, and now you’re able to use that information and knowledge under this cycle.
Venus in Sagittarius – Exploration of a Higher Love Dec 15 2020 – Jan 8 2021
For All Zodiac Signs
With Venus, the planet of love and values, shifting into more free-spirited, optimistic Sagittarius, there’s a stronger desire for more freedom, adventure, and spontaneity in our relationships. With Venus moving from Scorpio to Sagittarius, romantic energies go from deeply intense to more cheerful and hopeful.
These Sagittarian energies can be intense, considering it’s a fire sign. And there’s a ton of other planets currently in fire signs. However, we tend to be less focused and more into a Universal kind of love, so we can feel like loving on a high level. There’s a stronger desire to connect with like-minded people, who usually are more open-minded. We are looking to exchange energies by sharing our knowledge and opinions. So you may start to notice a stronger urge to merge or connect with other people, who are more on your intellectual level and who enjoy chatting about philosophies.
We can feel more social and want to try new things and meet new and interesting people. We may need to be free from our relationships, especially if they have been boring or are causing stress. Simply take some space and realign yourself during this cycle, or you could leave just because you need freedom. Not because you don’t love your partner or lover. It’s all to easy to break away for the time being and do considerable damage to a good relationship if you’re not careful, especially under all these strong fire energies, so try to think before making any permanent changes.
Venus in Sagittarius can help us see in the long-term, as we are more tuned into the bigger picture than the details. This might bring on some strong realizations that you need to reevaluate your love life and whatever is concerning your finances.
We can be attracted to people that bring more value, growth, or expansion to our relationships during this transit. Something or someone has to be more open, receptive, and free. There can be a stronger desire to travel and have some fun, so we can enjoy exploring and having an adventure of some kind. It can feel amazing to be free, and flow with the energies, and let our hearts lead the way.
If a relationship is stressful, this transit can encourage you to do some soul searching about where it’s headed. But you might not give it too much thought because you are distracted by thoughts of exploration. Ask yourself if your intimate relationship is going in the right direction, and then align with your truth. We can be focused on how restrictive we’re feeling in our relationships rather than how secure we are. If you’re able to be your true authentic self is more important now.
This influence allows us to reflect on our relationships, love life, self-worth, and finances. Are there any areas in your life that are of value that need to be improved or changed? It’s ok now to be curious and to think up new ideas and perspectives. This influence brings an opportunity to leave behind poverty consciousness or thinking in lack! It helps us see the abundance around us. It’s a good time to set yourself free from limited thinking and begin believing in the possibilities.
You may find love or money comes in more easily, and you can feel more confident during this cycle. Be open to leaving your comfort zone, to explore and be more adventurous and courageous. Allow yourself to go beyond your normal limitations. Free yourself from restrictions, and try to be more hopeful and optimistic. There is so much potential and opportunity that is ahead. Miracles happen every day, every minute, and every second. Why can’t one of them be yours!
Rubys Astro Readings Holiday Eclipses & The Great Conjunction
There are two life Changing Eclipses over the holiday season in 2020. They are in the Signs of Gemini and Sagittarius, but affect each and every one of us! Eclipses are always about endings, so they often create shifts in our lives that are necessary. The part of your life these energies affect depends on what part of your personal Astrology Birth Chart they are cruising through, and whatever points they activate will affect your life through June of 2021.
The first Eclipse on November 30 is a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Gemini. The second Eclipse is a New Moon Solar Eclipse on December 14 in Sagittarius.
Babies who come into the world during the Full Moon Eclipse through December 21 arrive during the Winter Solstice time. These souls will be wonderful teachers for their generation. They can end up making some amazing contributions to the world. Also, the babies who are born around the Eclipse can end up being trendsetters or important in one way or another and often are quite popular.
Eclipse Information Full Moon Eclipse: November 30 in Gemini.
This Eclipse affects all the Signs in the Zodiac, but especially Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces, and Virgo or anyone with those signs in prominent parts of their Birth Charts. As I mentioned, Lunar Eclipses bring about endings, so the Solar Eclipse in December is when something new begins.
Full Moon Eclipses are a time of completion. Answers randomly show up, especially about problems you’ve been dealing with or working on since last spring. This lunation is a time when truths are revealed, so pay attention to your dreams starting now. We can be quite emotional during this Full Moon Eclipse, as it shines a light on what has been hidden, regressed, or kept secret!
Solar Eclipse December 14 in Sagittarius
Solar Eclipses can bring sudden events that cause disruptions. There can be chaos and crisis like moments that come out of nowhere. However, there can be good effects from them as well.
A Solar Eclipse is basically a very powerful New Moon. It’s a good time to make plans for the future. Set your intentions and make out those Wish Lists. This Eclipse will affect Sagittarius, Aries, and Leo in a big way. But of course, it affects all the Signs of the Zodiac.
If this Eclipse happens to impact your life strongly in one way or another, and usually, this is more positive, but not always. If your birthday happens to fall around or on the day of the Eclipse on December 14, it’s going to be very strong and can create big changes.
Eclipse Update Eclipses occur every 19 years. So the solar and lunar Eclipses occured at the same points in 2001. You might want to think about what was happening back then. There can be some similarities occurring between now and then, and you could heal something in a big way.
You just have to remember that an Eclipse magnifies things, especially that are related to the house it goes through in your Astrology Birth Chart. So those particular areas of your life are going to demand more of your focus, attention, and energy. This transit will last from this holiday season until next June! Expect new doors to open and for big changes to affect our lives, and hopefully, it helps lead us to new paths that give us better opportunities.
The Great Conjunction As we inch towards the end of the year, we enter the peak of a major Cosmic event. The Great Conjunction between Jupiter and Saturn in Earth signs ends a 200 year Era.
Under these earthy energies, our focus shifted to material security and resources. And we tend to be more resistant to change, which we’re already experiencing, are the old ways versus the new on a global level. But this is about to end, and a new Era based on Air Sign energy is creating a breakup of our established orders.
The Great Conjunction occurs in December. Jupiter and Saturn both move into the Air sign Aquarius next month; this will bring some dramatic changes to our lives. What really sets the tone for sudden and shocking changes is that the planet Uranus is also forming an aspect with Jupiter around the same time. So will need to be mindful and careful during December and January, so pay attention to your surroundings.
Jupiter and Uranus come together and help eliminate old social structures but bring new challenges and opportunities with them. As we inch closer to the Great Conjunction and the Jupiter/Uranus aspect, it can be very important to ask yourself what you can release or should let go of to help create the energy and space for something new in your life.
This Cosmic shift is very important and has been forming all year long, so we have already been experiencing the powerful energy of the Great Conjunction! It will not come back together again under Earth Signs for decades.
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.
Venus enters Scorpio Nov 21st – December 15th 2020
It’s a time of intensity, passion, and deeper commitment to our relationships and financial affairs.
With the headmistress Scorpio in sultry Venus, any skeletons in our romantic closets can fall right out. So we tend to be more secretive about love and money. This influence can bring an intimate encounter with someone sexy, magnetic, and maybe even irresistible. It can tie the bonds between lovers and friends on a deeper soul level. It’s a time of healing and transformation in our relationships. Still, if we want to get to a recovery point, we must first pull out our deeper emotional stuff and do some serious analysis.
Venus in seductive Scorpio has the power to draw out what’s superficial in our love lives and our financial affairs. Secrets are often exposed as cheating lovers, or partners are discovered. This energy brings out the truth and wants us to deal with the jealousy, secrets, abuse, or misguided behavior in our lives.
With Venus in Scorpio, we want to get to the bottom of our problems and go below the surface to examine our issues more deeply. Especially in situations involving power, fear, and sex. Venus is in determinet while in Scorpio, so it’s not concerned with superficiality and prefers the chase in love, so it wants to transform us.
Venus rules over our relationships, so it is a more affectionate and social energy kind of energy. Scorpio is about passion and likes to go into the depths of love. This means we might crave more meaningful and intense emotional experiences. It takes us into something deeper, as love and intimacy become equally important. This idea of dating isn’t as comfortable because we’re searching for long-lasting romantic encounters instead. This energy can help us build on our committed relationships as well.
The shadow side of Venus’s energy is more wild and lusty. Take into consideration what people will do in the name of love, as it can get dark. People can become obsessive and paranoid. This influence is mysterious and secretive, so we are not in the mood to play nice. We want to dig deeper into our emotional wounds to spark some change.
Our inner detective is on high alert and wants to figure out what’s lurking in the Shadows. Paranoia can set in as suspicions start to play in our minds, we may start looking for signs of betrayal in our relationships and closer circle. This transit can help us discover what we are intuitively picking up on and help us get to the bottom of our relationship problems. This energy shines a light on the truth and what’s really happening. Even though we usually are more willing to stick things out, and find common ground in our relationships, reality checks are strong and can break or strengthen existing bonds.
“Scorpio energy wants to transform us, which means it can get rough as we enter into a time of deep analysis and psychotherapy in our relationships, under the Venus is in Scorpio transit!”
Venus in Scorpio also brings out concerns involving money and business, including power struggles and power plays. Private issues we tend to ignore suddenly become more obvious during this time and are often exposed! How we spend our money is important, especially in partnerships where financial resources are shared. It’s an interesting time for financial investments, as we can make effective decisions concerning things like loans, insurance, or banking.
Venus, in Scorpio’s intense energy, can feel emotionally burdening, but it also can transform us and help our relationships evolve. And this can lead to strengthening bonds if we take on the challenges of this transit, even if it’s rough at times. It’s a sexy time that can bring our partners closer or help us even meet a soulmate. Try to keep your compulsive thoughts in check and enjoy this energy!
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.
This is an opportune time to ask the Universe to release whatever energies you need to let go or get rid of, or what doesn’t serve you anymore. The intentions that are set during a “Full Moon” will set you on the right path towards your hopes, wishes, and desires. This is the best time to do some energy work and release old pains and experiences that have held you down or blocked you up! It’s time to get the old stuff out so the good stuff can come in!
During the Full Moon, we often experience an energy shift, so we must release the old energies to open new energies up, so we can get on the right path in life that will help us bring new and fresh energy along with it.
What to Release under a Full Moon:
* Lower energies
* Negative patterns or bad habits
* Unhealthy situations or relationships
What to work on during the Full Moon:
*Letting go of both the people and situations that aren’t working anymore. And sometimes this is just an attitude or thought
*Clearing space for new energies to come in
*Being GRATEFUL for what you already have and what will be
This is the time when you should have a conversation with the Universe, (your higher power, Spirit Guides, Angels, elders, God, etc!) whatever you believe in! Ask for the “Full Moon” to help illuminate the path that leads you towards your deepest desires. You can simply ask to be led down a path towards your dreams and goals during your Setting Intentions rituals.
Patience is important! Remember to allow the time needed for the Moon to light the way, as it doesn’t always happen right away. But remember often this kind of work is magical and sometimes the things you want or ask for just show up! The “Full Moon” illuminates the truth and is symbolic for helping us see all that has been hidden, secret, tucked away, or suppressed. So ask for the truth to be revealed during this time.
What if you don’t know how to “Set Intentions” under the Full Moon. Follow the steps below to learn how:
Step One: Clear your Sacred Space
Clear the energy of the area or room you’re using to do your Full Moon work. You are simply calling in positive energies to work with. Burn some Sage or Incense and clear the energies. Think about where you’re going to perform your energy work. Because we create an energy vortex wherever we sit, sleep or do spiritual work! This is why you feel so comfy in your favorite chair, it feels safe and secure because you have created an energy vortex in that spot or space.
Step Two: Set the Atmosphere
Set the mood or your Full Moon Ritual. Burn some special incense, light some candles (colors do have different meanings) and play some mood or ambient music that helps you feel spiritually connected to the Universal energy you see tapping into. This can be a very different experience for everyone. Just makes sure to use whatever tools make you feel calm and peaceful. Because that’s the kind of energy you want to bring into your life.
Step Three: Let It Out
You’re going to need a notebook, paper, or a journal and something to write with. Writing pen to paper can be magical! It helps sync up the mind and body! Many try using their electronic devices but it just doesn’t seem to have the same effect. But to each their own. Then you write about what you’d like the Universe to bring in and remove. Simply write your deepest truths, wishes, and questions down. Think about what energies you’re trying to let go of and release. Write the letter like as if you were talking to an old friend. Think about what energy you’re trying to push out of your life, and what energy you’re trying to bring in, and be detailed but don’t go overboard.
It’s important to be patient and allow your work to take ahold during this process. And just know sometimes things take time. Often we just miss the signs and messages the Universe is sending because they are so subtle. They are not always so earth-shattering signs or A-ha moments that show up like a lightning bolt! More often it’s simply a bird landing in your backyard that has some sort of message or meaning for you, look up Animal Totems. You can hear a song on the radio that seems to have special meaning just for you, or see a movie and a scene seems to resonate with you on a deep personal level. Look for signs on everyday life and they just magically appear. If you pay attention and see everything as a sign, you will start to quickly pick up on what the Universe is trying to tell you! Messages and signs are always everywhere for us.
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 are choosing to come into your life? What changes would you like to see happen? What are you or should you be letting go of? How do you feel about what is happening in your life now? What do you want to release? Think about your long-term goals and your future, and what energy you’d like to create over the coming months.
Step Four: Visualize what you’re Creating
Now you’re going to visualize what you have written. First get comfortable again, preferably in the same place and read what you wrote very closely. Then close your eyes and take some long deep breaths, in your nose and out your mouth. See the energy of your heart center, (that’s in the middle of your chest, not your actual pumping heart) but your spiritual heart or commonly referred to as the “Heart Chakra.” Next, Visualize yourself in what you’re trying to create or manifest. For example; see yourself living in that new home, falling in love with a Soul-Mate, driving that new car, (just smell that new car smell!) Don’t just think about what you want, but make sure and “FEEL IT,” as if you are really experiencing what you’re visualizing. If this makes you laugh, cry, scream, or whatever, then go with it.
Step Five: Gratitude
It’s very important to work on releasing what you don’t want in your life during a Full Moon, but it’s equally as important to not leave a VOID after you are done. So you need to fill that space from releasing with gratitude. Being grateful for what you have and around the work you are doing. When we focus on what it is we don’t have we are focusing on “Lack”, and that will only bring in the things we don’t want. Remember what we put our attention on is what will show up! So instead think and feel the things you are grateful for in your heart. Think about what you already have and be grateful for that. Then you will attract more of that can of energy, which in turn brings in some better feeling stuff! Don’t be held captive by your pains and past trauma, call in the good stuff folks. Yes, you deserve something good, wonderful and amazing!
Allow the Universe to show you what path to follow over the next month, and let the Full Moon light up the way! Hopefully, you’ll at the very least be put on a path towards what you truly desire, all while letting go of what you don’t need anymore, it’s truly miraculous.
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!
Mercury goes Retrograde on Halloween October 31st, 2019 and runs through November 17, 2019.
Mercury is currently inthe sign of Scorpio, this is a deep, potent, psychological energy. Therefore we go into a more private introverted place that has us exploring the deeper parts of our minds and psyche, as we learn truths that come from the depths of our souls. What is considered to be taboo or secret comes out in the open. The truth comes out to be told! The sign of Scorpio, after all, is the sign of regeneration, as it teaches all of us that sometimes we must fall to pieces and let something end or die off to start over again. If we take this cycle to plan and strategize we can make things happen once it’s over! As we go back to revisit and revise our plans we can go much deeper than usual while in this cycle and uncover ways to improve our lives and ourselves.
Sometimes the Universe gives us a break even though it doesn’t always feel that way. One thing the Cosmos always does is create balance. So the energies get slowed down a bit so we can have the opportunity to catch up. Mercury in Retrograde (Rx for short) is that time out, it’s an opportunity to get caught up with life, and a time to unplug and take a long deep breath. It’s also a great time to take some time off from our responsibilities if at all possible, maybe taking a little vacay and focus on reworking anything that needs to be done, or finishing projects that were never done to completion, while Mercury rules over our minds and thoughts. When this fast-moving planet goes into Retrograde we start to perceive things in a very different and unique way.
Mercury in Rx like all Retrograde planets is happening for a reason, this isn’t some new Astrological fad! Planets have always gone into Retrograde cycles and will continue to. So every once in a while we get a chance to pause or stop and get some rest. This is the time to review your life and the paths you’re on. What this Mercury in Rx cycle does is help us to take a breathe, be still, relax, and review. The main thing to understand as this cycle takes hold that it’s a time to review your life and redo anything that needs to be done. It is time to research, re-think, re-visit, re-connect, and to get re-organized.
Mercury rules over our minds and how we process information, so this is a time to observe our lives from an outside perspective, which is truly a gift. From this space, we have the rare opportunity to see the contrast in our lives and what is working and what isn’t. The only problem is we live in a time of INFORMATION and after all, Mercury is the planet that delivers info, but during its Retrograde cycles, it wants us to simply UNPLUG and take a step back from our normal everyday routines and lives, and to not be online or on our phones, CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT! But if we were to stop using all of our electronic devices and take work off, and simply review our lives it would be a much better experience. The reality is only a few of you reading this are actually able to do this. So the challenge is in learning how to handle Mercury in Retrograde and still do our lives. Those of you who already pay attention to Mercury in Rx’s cycles understand just how annoying all the misunderstandings, electronic glitches, and snafus can be! So the bottom line is we should learn how to put our phones down from time to time and just simply do life, as this is a time of deep inner reflection.
What Not To Do during
Mercury in Retrograde:
Don’t start brand new projects
Do not get into arguments, avoid critical folks and tense people or situations.
Do Not Sign Contracts or New Agreements
Do Not take misunderstandings personal. Our Minds and Communication is foggy and cloudy.
What To do during
Mercury in Retrograde:
Redo, Rework, Review, Research, so basically go over things again and wrap up old business and projects.
Double Check the Facts and any info gathered.
Revisit what you need to, like your work.
Reconnect with the folks that matter if you’ve had issues or not.
Backup Computers and any data you want to keep saved, usually start this process two weeks before the actual Retro Cycle.
Reorganize your daily life routines.
Reflect and practice spiritual work.
Release what’s been holding you back or blocking you, let go of what is no longer working, especially in your intimate relationships.
There can be positive things that come from a Mercury in Retrograde cycle that perhaps didn’t cross your mind. Like throwing out old stuff you no longer need or use, and organizing your life. Stay focused on any past opportunities and reconsider them now, see if they’re still an option. Try not to allow any computer glitches or electronic snafus you might be experiencing to upset you too much.
Since it’s the Holiday Season, it’s important to keep a paper trail of whatever you purchase. Mercury is known as the “trickster” of the Zodiac, so it likes to play tricks that make us change our minds suddenly and this causes confusion.
So our focus should be on re-organizing and reflecting. We see the world a little differently during this time, and through these filters, we can have some very important inner revelations. It may not be as easy to communicate under this influence, so remember trying to rationalize everything at this time will just probably cause you more confusion. Logic is out and intuition is in! Mercury Rx periods can be times of heightened inner-awareness, so doing things like meditation, keeping a journal, reworking old plans, reviewing, or reconnecting to your past can be quite helpful. Mercury Rx is also a powerful time to study, particularly for returning to old studies and re-learning or refreshing knowledge around a subject that’s already been started.
This Mercury in Retrograde cycle can also help you think back to a part of your recent past, and reconnect you to an old dream or goal to follow through on once this cycle is over, but write it all down for now and plan ahead. Someone from your past might get a hold of you for a second chance or opportunity, but that doesn’t mean it’s meant to be, usually, it doesn’t work out for the long-run. But it’s nice to reconnect and perhaps sort out any unresolved issues you might have.
Because we are perceiving things differently, and Mercury and the Sun are both in the sign of Scorpio this time around, the truth tends to come out! Certain things that have been suppressed, hidden, secret or unknown suddenly are shown to us during this time. You just might notice or find some kind of detail you overlooked or didn’t catch before, which can be very helpful. This cycle can bring clarity and help you move past any restrictions or blocks standing in your way. Mercury begins retracing its steps in direct motion starting November 17, 2019.
On August 22, the Sun moved into the sign of Virgo, and will stay there through Sep 23. The Sun joined up with the Cosmic Lovers, Venus and Mars both also in the sign of Virgo. So for the next 30 days, we should be focusing on projects that are important to us. We can accomplish quite a bit over the next month. So make up a to-do list and get to work!
On August 24-25, Venus conjuncts Mars, both in the sign of Virgo. Love is in the air, and Cupid has saved up its arrows. The only issue is we should be more careful about lending anything of value to someone. It doesn’t really matter who it is or how well you know them, it’s just not a great idea over the weekend.
Cosmic Lovers Unite
There’s a cosmic connection going on Saturday the 24-25 with Venus and Mars, and it won’t meet up again like this for 30 years. This can be a strong time for romantic relationships. If you meet someone new this weekend it can be strong for the next few years, which builds a solid foundation.
This connection between the Cosmic Lovers, is the yin and yang of the Zodiac, as Venus is feminine and Mars is Masculine. (By the way either one can be a man or woman, it is the energy of a human being and their spirit I am speaking of, not their actual sex.) The Cosmos is lining up and is helping us connect with our lovers, the world needs more strong relationships again, ones that are real, honest, authentic, and spiritual. This brings true lovers together who can build solid foundations for the future, and not just a hookup or something superficial. We need love on a Universal level, to help heal the human race and the planet.
Again this Cosmic Connection is not for those folks who just want a one night stand, or for those of you who like to move from one relationship to another. This energy is not for those kind of relationships that are non-commital. Over the next few years, just random hookups and relationships that never really build together may not make it for long at all, which is probably a good thing. then we can focus more so on ourselves and with partners who will be around for the long-haul. The Universe is looking to bring together those who can stand the test of time and make their unions last! This kind of relationship needs time to develop, so the bond between them can grow strong and stick during the hard times for years to come.
This weekend is the first wave of energy in this process and the Universe is seriously trying to help.
If you are single, get out and about and meet people this weekend, especially if you are looking for true love! If you are reading this don’t miss this opportune time, and try to wait it out. Get out there and mingle. And yes, meeting people on social media is ok. And if you are on some sort of real dating website, you just might meet someone special.
These Cosmic partnerships are based on trust, respect, open-minded spirituality as true love is what the Cosmos is supporting now. With Venus and Mars both in Virgo, any relationships that comes together over the next month will be under this energy. These couples will be extremely passionate about whatever their path is in life together, and will tend to follow their true soul purpose. These relationships have a deep spiritual purpose for their union, and there can be some kind of supportive energy to help them on their spiritual journey to fulfill some sort of mission in life together.
If you are married or in a committed relationship, this connection can have a special zing for you too. This energy can help you and your partner create some sort of passion and devotion to each other, and hopefully, help you both make a deeper spiritual connection to each other once again that’s even better than before. These unions can help all of us in one way or another.
This Cosmic Connection affects all of us in some way but just not in our loving relationships, although it is mainly about couples and love. But wherever this union occurs in your own personal Astrology Birth Chart, shows where you should be making a promise of some kind, and what you should be committing to in your life. For some of us, this looks like committing to a new job path or in regards to your career. It could take two years for you to reach your ultimate goal or even higher, but at least you will know you are on your way to something special.
Uranus is the most exciting planet in the Zodiac, but it is also rebellious. Uranus is meeting up with some other planets to end the month with a bang! Starting around the 26th there can be surprises and excitement in the air, but this is Uranus we are speaking of, so even though these meetings tend to be on the more positive end, just expect the unexpected when it comes to it’s energies!
On August 26 – Venus Trines Uranus. This is a time when usually something good seems to happen, it can be surprising but there are blessings in the air on this day. Don’t lose sight that the little wins in life often are the sweetest.
On August 28 – Mars Trines Uranus. It’s a good day to start a new diet, workout program, or anything that has to do with your health and well-being. If you have already been toying with the idea to start something new that can benefit you physically, this a good time to start something up.
August 26 – 28, A between Venus, Mars, and Uranus comes together, again this means it’s a good time for love, money, prosperity, and happiness all around, so get out there and take advantage of what you can. This is the good feeling stuff folks.
August 29 – Mercury finally gets to go back home into its own sign of Virgo until September 14. Mercury does well here in this sign. Our minds and communications can go well for the next three and a half weeks during this cycle.
Also the Sun Trines Uranus on this day, this is the day to do something different, new, and fun. Get out of your daily routines and find some happiness out there.
August 30 – New Moon in the sign of Virgo. This is a time of new beginnings. It’s a time to start some sort of new health regimen or exercise program, it’s a great time to make healthy changes to your life. Perhaps start a new diet, and if you can stick to whatever you begin for just the next two weeks until the next Full Moon, you probably will change the habits or behaviors you have been wanting to.