Last Quarter Moon
Sun in Taurus/Moon in Aquarius
We are in the middle of the Releasing Cycle. The Sun and Moon are in fixed signs. Taurus has a hard time letting go and Aquarius is focused firmly on freedom and the future with its hopes and fears. The Scorpio umbrella of this cycle gives us the opportunity to let go and be transformed if we are willing to put in the work. Every Last Quarter Moon is a good time for making a forgiveness list. This one is especially good, since Scorpio deals with grudges, vendettas, and resentments, but Scorpio, by its fixed nature can resist the option of letting go.
For this Moon, try looking at your release list and notice where idealism, rebellion, or detachment have stood in the way of getting what you want or enjoying what you have. Who do you blame for blocking your positive transformation? Who slighted or hurt you or brought you face to face with jealously or envy? Who used coercion or issues of sexual energy to cause you discomfort or harm?
Now is the time to get real and honest about your wounding. As you identify and open to forgive others, you may find it’s time to forgive yourself as well. Write down names of those you are forgiving. Ask for the gift of forgiveness. Surrender. Let go of the toxic link to your pain and need to exact vengeance.
Can you see the issue clearly? Are you prepared to forgive and prepared for movement and change? The Last Quarter is a great time to use the power of forgiveness to break the bonds that may be holding you to behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes that no longer serve you and may even be standing in the way of an abundant and vibrant life. Keep notes so you can see how transformation comes as you let go.
PS. Forgiving doesn’t mean giving the other a pass or forgetting. Forgiveness brings release from the burden of carrying the harsh feelings. I have found I can’t make forgiveness happen, but when I own my part things get better. If I can remember the other was doing the best they could, things get better. Then one day I notice the burden is gone as if by magic, a miracle, or grace.
Disseminating Moon -
Sun in Taurus/Moon in Capricorn
We are in the Scorpio releasing cycle* and the key phrase for Scorpio is I DESIRE. Notice situations where desire, craving, selfishness, or obsessions play a role in holding or blocking you. With your release list as your guide, use the Disseminating Moon to take the next step in the releasing process. Look at your list with vulnerability and sensitivity. Does some statement trigger a memory-either a specific or vague memory? Allow that memory to develop in some way to lead to the disseminating step. Get a real sense of the energy that is tied up in this item; then take this event, concept, situation, whatever it is and imagine some way to link that to an opportunity to give, literally disseminate something. Demonstrate your willingness to let go through giving.
As the Moon passes through the sign of Capricorn and activates Pluto, you can expect a few days of added intensity. Far less extreme than last year around this time. I am hoping this meeting will bring a kind of mental clarity. This logical thinking may help lead you to good use of this Moon phase when we practice dissemination and generosity.
Giving is a sacred act. It connects us with Divinity, that Being of limitless bounty. I particularly connect with the feminine expression of the Divine, Divine Mother. I ask for Her to present me with suggestions for my giving. She always responds. You are sure to find in the next day or so the perfect opportunity to give. I am often surprised to see how well it fits into something on my release list.
Use this opportunity to give and as you do, imagine your giving as a way to unlock any fixed or stuck energy that has been standing in the way of you receiving all the best life has to give. This can be a very simple act, but with attention, it is a powerful way to build inner strength and character and open a place in your life for more of the good things in life. Remember, generosity is a quality of the divine and always sets the stage for abundance.
*The Scorpio releasing cycle is a terrific time to release grudges and resentments, it a time to give aid to those who are ill and dying and get real about our own mortality. Maybe you could give relief to family by having your own “affairs in order” or support of a local hospice.
Sun in Taurus/Moon in Scorpio
April 26, 8:32 pm pdt
Full Moon time is the time of illumination. We have the benefit of the light of the Sun during the day while the Moon illuminates the darkness at night. This helps us see the shadow side of the Moon sign, Taurus in this case. Take time during this period of illumination to use the shadow light to see and own what is revealed and release it. Use My Moon Guide to give you tips along the way.
For this Full Moon, the Sun is in earthy Taurus, illuminating the Moon in Scorpio. The key phrase for Taurus is I HAVE. It is the sign of luxury, wealth, possessions and what is valued. Taurus elevates form and infuses light into matter. Since Taurus is a fixed sign in the element of earth it is often considered extremely stable. At present explosive Uranus is traveling through Taurus bringing with it chaos and disturbance of all kinds.
Scorpio is the sign of transformation and includes the quality of intensity. I DESIRE is the key phrase of Scorpio. A few of the areas of life that fall especially under the influence of Scorpio are sex, taxes, property, investments, death, and transformation. This releasing cycle of the Scorpio Moon is time to examine patterns and behaviors within the Scorpio energy field with the intention of release. The more honesty can be applied to owning and naming personal defects, weaknesses, and flaws, the more freedom and healing will come.
Scorpio, ruled by Pluto, deals with matters that are unavoidable—death, taxes, sex. This is a good time for releasing grudges, vendettas, and obsessions. Review issues around shared money, business partnerships, real estate, and taxes. Identify to release sexual trauma and healing of deep wounding. Review issues of death, dying, inheritance, and legacy. Look at blocks to real transformation on any and all levels.
Here are some suggestions for a release during this Full Moon:
I release blocks, obstacles, and resistance to transformation.
I release grudges and resentment toward __________.
I release bad business partners and choices.
I release fear of death.
I release blocks and obstacles to inheritance and my true birthright.
I release sexual trauma.
I release jealousy/envy/craving.
I release all illness and negativity held in my reproductive organs.
I release patterns and habits misuse of sexual energy.
I release obsession, cruelty, and intolerance.
I let go of my version of reality (This one can be a real game changer).
You may find more ideas occur to you for release in the next few days. It’s fine to add to your list.
Make sure you actually write your release list. Read it aloud. Fold it in a special way and place it in a special place.
Sun in Taurus/Moon in Virgo
The Gibbous Moon is the last phase of the building cycle. Now is the time to use the magical power of imagination to fully and completely experience fulfillment of the items on your manifesting list.
We are still under the umbrella of the Aries New Moon even though the Sun has moved into Taurus. The Moon is in Virgo for the beginning of this phase and will pass through Libra before lining up for the coming Full Moon in Scorpio. The Sun, Mercury, Uranus, and Venus join in an earthy alliance with the Virgo Moon. Use this to break free of worry and imagine in firmly grounded images having the life you can barely imagine.
Remember the beginning of this New Moon phase when you began with the “I am” of Aries? Go back to your manifesting list and read it aloud. Feel the changes in your being as the fire of Aries finds the firmness of the here and now. Then add magic. Imagine how it feels, smells, tastes, sounds, and looks like to suddenly live in the world you had hints of when you wrote out your manifesting list. Remember you are a unique expression of Divine energy. Only you can bring that particular form of energy to this world. This is a perfect opportunity to entertain a grounded perception of how the world is when your lightning strikes earth and enthusiasm greets destiny.
Read your list aloud. Use all your senses to fully and completely imagine your life with those items you have been working with as realities in your life. Experience these realities with gratitude and be sure to include ways in which you generously share your abundance. The final step is to let go completely and know it is done easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned. . Hold an open heart and mind and use your gift of imagination to help bring in a new and better world. Bury or burn your list to let it go. Know that all is in Divine Order.
The Full Moon in Scorpio is on April 26 at 8:30pm PDT. It promises intensity and opportunity for transformation. This is a special lunar feast that honors the coming to earth of the personifications of Love and Wisdom. Be prepared. Be present.
Sun in Taurus/Moon in Leo
First Quarter Moon
The First Quarter marks the time for an action step in the direction of your identified intention. This is likely to contain some challenge. In this case the challenge concerns what you value and possess and your personal ego and will. Take note of ego resistance to the work you know has to be done on your part in order to cooperate with the Law of Abundance. You might get to deal with a sense of entitlement or nagging feelings of scarcity. Certainly you will be faced with consequences for being stubborn or refusing to budge from a position.
A great strategy for dealing with this kind of resistance is to wear it down with gratitude. Take time to make a gratitude list. You might want to look for situations where you were acknowledged for your hard work. Consider gratitude for creativity that comes naturally and gratitude for what you have. Is gratitude for your natural inclination to lead and succeed on your list?
Once you feel your heart opening, it’s time to take the next indicated step. No need to know all the steps, just the next logical one. Take the step even if it’s a small one - take it. Imagine taking the hand of your young self and affirm your adult self will work to keep things safe. Even if the little "I" doesn't want to - take that step toward your dream anyway and always remember you are loved and loveable just the way you are.
Sun in Aries/Moon in Gemini
With the Sun in Aries and Moon in Gemini, we are strongly supported in making ourselves known in our family, neighborhood, community or social network. Focus is needed now to bring forth clarity on your next step. This Moon phase sets up opportunities to market yourself and your particular skills but there are obstacles right now. Fuzzy thinking, oversensitivity and maybe a bit of denial are distractions. Use your words to show the kindness and compassion that you know is needed now.
During the waxing crescent, it’s time to narrow your focus. Take a look at your manifest list and find an item or two to highlight. Remember, acting on one item serves to activate all the items on your list. So fearlessly attend to that item on your list that excites you and fires you up. At the coming Quarter Moon you may decide to make some adjustments.
This Moon phase is the correct time to make plans, to set things in a positive direction, and to determine your focus and direction. This particular phase has so much energy it might be a challenge to settle down. Use your manifesting list to aid you. Read your wish list, reading aloud helps here, tune into your body and notice the item that brings you more alive. Aliveness is a clue to where your energy is going naturally – trust it.
PS I am a bit late on posting the activity for this phase. The First Quarter Moon is Monday, the same day the Sun with move into Taurus. This means I will be posting again on Sunday night. Do your Crescent Moon activity today, if you haven’t already. SL
ARIES NEW MOON
Sun and Moon at 22º Aries
April 11 @ 7:30 PM PDT
Aries, the ram, is ruled by Mars and is the first sign of the zodiac. Aries is a cardinal sign in the element of fire. It initiates the first step on the yearly journey around the wheel of the zodiac. This is the journey of the soul through its 12 stations or signs. Each sign like the breath has 2 phases—the manifesting cycle of the New Moon and the releasing cycle of the Full Moon.
The focus of Aries is action, new beginnings, identity and expression of the self. Use this cycle to build a powerful self-image, initiate new and innovative projects, and strengthen your physical self and leadership abilities. The building cycle of Aries is a great time to begin an exercise program or dance and move from the fire within. It’s a good time to add to your wardrobe clothes that express your personality. Resolve to bring new life and passion to all you do. Use this Aries cycle to build a personal image that taps into the self as your singular expression of the Divine impulse.
As with every New Moon, this is the time to make your manifesting list using the qualities of Aries to guide you. Make the list adventurous and brave. It can be as long as you like there are no limits. Pretend you are a little kid talking to Santa and Santa wants to give you whatever you ask. Make sure to write your list down and read it aloud. The power of sound and word especially aids in increasing the manifesting power.*
Here are some suggestions for manifesting statements that might help implement Aries energy. Use them as a starting out point.
For starters, you could use the key phrase of Aries: I AM …
Then notice what follows. Get in touch with yourself as a particular expression of Divinity. To know yourself is to know the Divine. It’s a good practice to remember that everyone else is also an expression of the Divine.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
I am an expression of the Divine.
I am enthusiastic in my approach to life.
I am filled with the energy and passion that brings dreams to reality.
I courageously express myself.
I win with ease and grace.
I am a good and powerful leader.
I express my soul's purpose.
I enthusiastically embrace life.
I take good care of my face, skin, and personal appearance.
My personal style is a true expression of who I am.
I accept myself.
Once your list is made and you have read it aloud, fold it a special way and put it in a special place. Other ideas may occur to you during the next few days. Be sure to put them on the list to become manifest through the power of abundance.
For this particular Moon Venus is close to the Sun and Moon. Jupiter and Mars are in harmony with one another and add some grace to this New Moon. Pluto will be continuing to dig deep to challenge the movements toward this new beginning. Here’s my take on this configuration and its promise:
Sun, Moon, Venus, and Mars are personal planets. They address
1-our sense of self (Sun),
2-our body, emotions, family legacy (Moon),
3-our ability to love and what we love and value (Venus),
4-our ability to act and our passions (Mars)
Jupiter is a transitional and social planet and in Aquarius for this Moon is bringing luck and blessings to the New endeavor.
Pluto is in a frictional angle to the Sun, Moon, and Venus perhaps applying the breaks a bit with issues from the deep past that have never been fully addressed and are system wide. This suggest to me we can only make necessary changes when we deal with secrets, issues of power, dominance, and control, and what I can only call “nameless dark matter” that is toxic until purified by consciousness.
The more we can face the truth individually, the better for all of us collectively.
Astrologicial chart of the New Moon in Aries 2021 below.
Sun in Aries/Moon in Aquarius
This is the secret formula for Balsamic days. To bring form to the next Moon cycle, one must not think - or do - too much during the Dark Moon. Rather: rest and dream. Let intuition lead. The reward is a renewal of creativity, as sure as Sunrise."
Dana Gerhadt from Watching the Moon at astro.com
The Balsamic Moon or the Waning Crescent is the final phase of the Moon's releasing cycle. During this phase the releasing work begun at the Full Moon is coming to completion. The work is done. This is the Amen.
The task of this time is to surrender to the darkening light and trust that emptiness is a safe place. How can we move to the next Moon if we are holding on to the last - even if we are holding on to letting go? This is the time to rest and cleanse. This is the still time before birth and the coming into form of something new.
This phase begins with the Moon in Aquarius and thoughts of the future but quickly moves into Pisces. The Piscean energy of this Moon helps us go deep into the well of being and into the sweet state of What Is. Accept the invitation to move within and surrender to stillness. Accept the invitation to let love and beauty be your guide and peace be your companion. The coming New Moon is Aries can be a true new beginning with more power when we enter it lighter as a result of our release work.
Here's how I am using this Moon:
I will review and read my release list aloud. I am going to notice those areas where I feel a softening or lightening. I'm going to remember my forgiveness exercise and finally, I will burn my release list. As fully and completely as possible, I will let it go and affirm all is in Divine order.
I will move into my sacred inner temple. Using breath and heartbeat, I will focus on being present and connected with the Source of Life. This Moon phase demands stillness and I find that stillness when I become fully present. I will move within and trust that in the dark, the seeds of my future sprout in their own way and time. The New Moon in Aries comes Sunday evening (7:31 pm pdt) and I want to be ready.
These are the things I'm doing. I hope it gives you some ideas for your own work with this Moon.
Sun in Aries/Moon in Capricorn
Last Quarter Moon
The Sun is in Aries and the Moon is in earthy Capricorn. This is the configuration of the Last Quarter Moon of the Libra releasing cycle. The focus is still on letting go of injustice, abandonments, breaks in connection, and relational breeches. This is our opportunity to heal and free ourselves from wounds we still carry from intimate relationships. It’s our best chance of the year to release hurts, slights, and resentments that we have been holding on to. It’s time to see where we have used and been used by others and time to notice patterns, attitudes, and behaviors that have become habitual and convenient, but are outdated and no longer serve us.
This Libra Full Moon is our yearly opportunity prepare for healthy relationships by clearing the residue of the past. Your release list holds the clues to what you are holding on to, so go back to it and begin making a Forgiveness List. Something like, "I forgive __________ for hurting/abandoning/betraying me".
When I do this, I make sure to look at my part and put myself on that Forgiveness List as well. This allows me to be kind to myself and identify patterns and habits that are ready for release. It helps me with the inner work of honesty regarding my actions. This leads to surrender, letting go, and ultimately healing.
I might forgive myself for making poor choices of partners or abandoning myself to a relationship. I might forgive myself for failing to allow the other to be themselves and not who I think they should be. I can be honest about my own dependency or holding on to being the victim in a relationship. The Capricorn Moon asks us to include where and how issues of power and dominance played a part in relationship challenges. See where these prompts take you in making your forgiveness list.
I know I can forgive and remember the action that stimulates this process. In fact, remembering can help keep me safe and lead to new behaviors. The Capricorn Moon is also asking me to be concrete, thorough, and real about this. That is the path to real freedom. I know also that I can burn the forgiveness list for a complete release. These are the things I'm doing. I hope it gives you some ideas for your own work with this Moon.
PS * a little note about forgiveness. Do your part to remember, be honest, own your part. Forgiveness doesn’t mean you forget. In fact sometimes remembering is an important element of safety. With forgiveness comes a freedom and the full freedom of forgiveness comes in Divine timing.
Sun in Aries/Moon in Libra
For every Full Moon, the Sun and the Moon are in opposite sides of the sky, this is called an opposition in astrology. The Full Moon reflects the light of the Sun and allows us to see the shadow side of the Sun's focus. This is why we call the Full Moon phase the time of illumination. For this Moon the Sun is in Aries, whose keywords are I AM. Aries is concerned with identity and the expression of self.
The Moon is in the sign of Libra and it is the Moon sign that gives us our clues on what to examine for release. Libra is the sign that rules intimate relationships, marriage, all one to one relationships, and known enemies. The key words for Libra are I BALANCE. The Aries/Libra axis asks us to hold both the energy of me and we and notice where the “we” part of the equation requires cleansing, an update and renewal.
What illusions regarding relationships and balance are ready for release? What can be let go so an “I am” attitude allows the other to be who and what they are? What “we” attitude can you release that reduces your space to be yourself or the other to be honored? Relationship, harmony, codependence, and allowing oneself to be seen in an intimate way by the other are all part of the Libran field.
Now will be the time to identify challenges that arise regarding being oneself in relationship and finding a balance point between me and we. Now is the time to release what stands in the way of peace and connection. It is a time of release and forgiveness.
The Releasing Cycle is time to make a release list. Take time to let your mind wander and follow trails of connection to discover particular situations and issues that arise in the area of intimacy, marriage, and relationships. See the shadow and call it out. It is a good time to release hurts, resentments, and betrayals related to past relationships. Time to let go of bad choices in friends and lovers. The work you do now will open the space within that invites deeper and more meaningful relationships later in the year during the Libra New Moon.
Here are some release statements to get you started:
I release fear of abandonment.
I release ambivalence.
I release living through
and/or manipulating that special someone.
I release co dependence and people pleasing.
I release an unbalanced lifestyle.
I release needing to be right and believing I always know what's "fair".
I release giving up myself for the sake of harmony.
I release all blocks and obstacles to peace.
Use these as a jumping off place to make your own list. Write it down. Put it in a special place. You will refer to it later on in the cycle as you do simple exercises to aid the releasing process. Make sure to take a look at the beautiful Moon as it lights up the night and illuminates what might be missed in the light of day.
FULL MOON IN LIBRA
Sun in Aries/Moon in Leo
The Gibbous Moon is the last phase of the building cycle. Now is the time to use the magical power of imagination to fully and completely experience fulfillment of the items on your manifesting list. Since we are still under the umbrella of the Pisces New Moon, we can avail ourselves of the power of magic and imagination.
The Leo Moon adds the power of will to belief and can align with the power of the Universe that makes all things possible. The Aries Sun brings the focus to you and your identity that makes you an expression of the Divine that is unique in all the world. Simply being grants the gift of manifestation. Make use of that gift through image fulfillment. This is the time to harness will, excitement and enthusiasm, and a firm belief that all is possible in an abundant and loving Universe.
Read your list aloud. Use all your senses to fully and completely imagine your life with those items you have been working with as realities in your life. Experience these realities with gratitude and be sure to include ways in which you generously share your abundance. The final step is to let go completely and know it is done easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned.
**Sorry to be late on posting this. You still have some time for this activity. The Full Moon is Sunday, March 28, 11:49 am pdt. I have put info on this Moon above this so you might get ready. Just remember to wait til after the Full Moon time to begin your releasing activities. SL
Sun in Aries/Moon in Cancer
First Quarter Moon
Welcome to spring and let’s make some important adjustments. The First Quarter marks the time for an action step in the direction of your intention. This is likely to contain challenges that require adjustment. In this case the challenge is personal, since the Sun in Aries is all about the self and the Moon in Cancer is all about security and comfort. Aggressive forward movement comes up against limitations of the body, the need of nurturance and security, and emotions. Take note: this has a lot to do with the ego’s resistance to being human and present in this moment.
A great strategy for dealing with this resistance is to wear it down with gratitude. Take time to make a gratitude list. You might want to look for situations where you were nurtured and supported. You may call to mind times in which being fully embodied allowed safer forward movement. Gratitude for parents who, though flawed, at some time gave a needed lesson or loving care that is helpful now. Can’t recall anything like that? Try gratitude for a human incarnation and the experience of emotion.
The Cancer Moon will bring up emotional blocks to going forward. There might be concerns about disturbing the peace of the status quo or upsetting family norms if you become more powerful and/or more yourself. Making the gratitude list should serve to assure you that being your authentic self serves everyone and an open heart is the best guide to right action.
Once you feel your heart opening, it’s time to take the next indicated step and make a move. No need to know all the steps, just the next logical one. Take the step even if it’s a small one - take it. Even if the little "I" doesn't want to - take it anyway and always remember you are loved and loveable just the way you are.
Sun in Pisces/Moon in Taurus
Take a look at your manifesting list. As you do this, remember attention to any item on your manifesting list activates all the other items on the list. It’s now time to use the energy of the bountiful Taurus Moon to pick an item on your manifesting list to be your focus of action.
Review your list. Read it aloud again. Scan for the item that has the “juice”—energy or intensity about it. Then make use of the manifesting power of earthy Taurus to help bring your desires and wishes down to earth. Make sure you ground yourself into your body and rely on your physical presence as a guide and point of stability. Add the boost of the Pisces Sun to BELIEVE and Focus on that one item. This will help you determine the next indicated step in the building process that brings your dreams to reality.
Your part as a co creator with Divinity is to take an action of some sort with the knowledge that you are part of a creative manifesting team. Taking action toward your goal is demonstrating knowledge and belief in the process. The new world with the new paradigm is yours to grasp. You will be amazed at what comes your way when you take that next indicated step and find the path open before you.
I want to thank Beatrex Quntana for introducing me to the phrase, "This or better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned". This helped me become more comfortable in making my manifesting list big and broad. It convinced me that my abundance and ease in life is for the good of others in ways I may never know. I am grateful for that message and the gifts that have come as a result.
PISCES NEW MOON
MOON AND SUN @23º PISCES
MARCH 13, 2:21 AM PST
Pisces is about the mystery, the dream, and connection with the Great Oneness. This sets the tone for the entire building cycle, which begins with the New Moon. This particular Moon is lined up to bestow special blessings with reminders that this world can be transformed when we believe in something greater than ourselves. We may call it God, the Divine, the Universe, the Great Mystery or any one of a number of names and this Reality calls on us. We are asked each day to show up as the best version of our self, to be present and bring Divine Love to here and now in the special way that each is designed to do. This spiritual approach is pragmatic and fully grounded rather than escapist or too drifty.
For this cycle, there is an invitation to live a magical life and trust in a Power that loves and cares for us unconditionally. This is the time for magic, miracles, and manifesting from that sacred source of abundance. It also supports embodied compassion and doing our part in manifesting divinity on earth.
Under the Pisces influence we might be dreamy and fluid and in touch with our intuition. We can also be more than a bit flakey and on the look out for an escape. Pisces can be overly sensitive and subject to denial, but at its best Pisces is mystical, magical, compassionate, and strongly connected to Divine Love.
The key words of Pisces are I believe. I'm starting my manifest list with “I believe in magic”.
Here are some other suggestions:
I believe we can have a better world and I can help make it happen.
I believe my intuition is getting stronger and more accurate.
I believe I can be present and responsible in the world and remain connected to Spirit.
I am compassionate.
I am sure footed on my life journey and guided by Spirit.
I am safe being sensitive.
Dreams bring good things to life.
I can be sensitive and intuitive and have good personal boundaries.
I serve the Divine through service to all beings.
I believe in a Power greater than me that I can relate to and trust.
It might be difficult to get language for the Pisces Moon, but allow yourself to float in the deep waters and ask for clarity on what is longing to come to you and write your list. It may be vague at first. That is the nature of Pisces. But it will take form.
“Let the soul control the outer form and life and all events and bring to light the love that underlies the happenings of the time.”
From the Mantrum of Unification. A.A. Bailey
Last Quarter Moon
Sun in Pisces and Moon in Sagittarius
Let’s face it. We all have to release tremendous amounts during this particular releasing phase. The Last Quarter marks the time for an action step in the releasing process. First should be a forgiveness list. Forgiveness is an activity that frees us from the past. It allows us to release and let go so we will be able to move on when the time is right.
The Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius for this phase. This is a great time to be aware of belief systems and perception that could hold us in a pattern of blame. It’s a great time to look at our part in challenges that have left us with resentment or feeling victimized.
With the forgiveness process, remember to forgive yourself first, then move out to forgive others especially those who misunderstood you, ignored the importance of details, or failed to see your vision. Use this Moon to bring forgiveness forward to heal hurts that block enthusiasm, bliss, and optimism for a good and happy future.
Here’s something I found regarding forgiveness:
Forgive for Good
LUSKIN'S 9 STEPS
Full Moon in Virgo
Moon 8º Virgo and Sun 8º Pisces
February 27 @ 12:17 AM PST
When the Moon is full the energy of the Sun is focused on the earth all day and at night the reflected light of the Sun comes to us via the Moon. Here on earth, we are between the two luminaries. Our world is illuminated for seeing the most obvious and that which can often be hidden. For this cycle, the hidden side of Virgo is open for us to explore and to use the illumination of this time to free ourselves in a particularly focused way of clinging issues associated with the sign of Virgo. We have the opportunity of that flash of insight that comes when the opposing signs are experienced together.
For this Full Moon, the Sun is in the sign of Pisces an emotional water sign with a changeable nature. The Moon is in the sign of Virgo. The nature of Virgo is changeable also, but the element is earth. This is the final Full Moon of the astrological year. In two weeks we will have the final New Moon in Pisces before the Equinox on March 20, when the Sun moves into Aries and sparks the energy of the new. The cleansing nature of Pisces will assist providing healing and clearing of 2020, if we use it.
The Pisces Sun brings forward consciousness of the element of water. According to the USGS, “Water is called the ‘universal solvent’ because it dissolves more substances than any other liquid’.” The Virgo Moon is very much about substance and matter. It is the sign in which the feminine gives form to spirit. This is the time for Virgo's analysis to bring attention to routine behaviors and attitudes that no longer serve us especially in the areas of our job and workplace, our health, pets, and service. On the physical, Virgo rules the intestines, the process of digestion, and the solar plexus. During this releasing cycle we can release all that stands in the way of adjusting to the coming new energies coming with the equinox.
For this Full Moon, allow the Pisces Sun to bring its spiritual shower of grace to release reliance on the mind for solutions and allow that Power greater than you to clear the way for rejuvenation, rebirth, abundance, and good health.
Here's how I am using this Moon:
I am writing a release list using the qualities of Virgo to direct my focus. Here are some suggestions you might use as a place to start your own list:
I release blocks and obstacles to good health and healthy habits and routines.
I release rituals, habits, and routines that are outdated or lifeless.
I release any difficulty with digestion.
I release clutter and mess.
I release perfectionism.
I release imposing my version of order on others.
I release problems at work.
I release blocks to being of service.
I release the need to understand everything.
I release fear of losing control.
I release negative mental focus.
I release work as an escape from being fully present.
I let go and let God.
Know you can add to this list and if you get "off topic" a bit, that's fine. Trust this particular release item came to you at this time to be included in your releasing process. It must belong, so honor it and write it down.
This list will be used all during the releasing cycle, so make sure to write it down. Take time to read the list aloud. Fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. At the end of this releasing cycle, you will read it again, note your progress, and burn the list as a final act of release.
Sun in Pisces and Moon in Cancer
If you have been watching, you have seen the Moon growing with every day. She is starting to look like a gleaming egg in the sky—visible during the daylight hours. This is the time to use your imagination to assist you in bringing the items on your manifesting list into reality.
This is playtime! Here's how I like to use it-
I take my manifesting list from its special place. I remember the Universe is listening to me and takes delight in bringing all and everything to me. Next I take time to imagine at least one of the things on my list as a full and complete reality (remember, activating one thing activates all things on your list so its just fine to make it an easy one). I take my time with this and do my best to include every single one of my senses. I see, feel, smell, hear, taste, and perceive living in a reality where my list item is fulfilled. This makes use of my imagination as the tool it is meant to be.
For example, being an agent of change is on my list, along with expressing my uniqueness and using technology. I realize that I am doing just that as I update my site for this Moon phase. I am going to use the Cancer Moon to intensify the feeling of connection to the Divine that guides this and all my action. All my senses are engaged PLUS the super senses stimulated to make me sensitive to input from Soul and Spirit.
Revisit this exercise as often as you like between now and the Full Moon on Saturday morning just after midnight. At some point before that Moon, read your list aloud and either “plant*” it or burn it. Let it go completely because you know that it is done. You are grateful that all you desire is yours and all is in divine order.
Remember, worry is misuse of imagination. Be alert to worry and negative thinking. When they come, and you know they will, breathe. Let your in and out breath remind you that you and the Divine are partners in life. You are an instrument of Divine action—an agent of change and an agent of love.
*”Plant” what I have been doing with my list lately is soak the paper in water and mix it around. It will get mushy. I put this in the ground sometimes as a mulch on seeds that I plant. You might want to try this.
First Quarter Moon in Gemini
Sun in Pisces and Moon in Gemini
For this First Quarter Moon, the Sun is in the sign of Pisces and the Moon is in Gemini. The recent New Moon was in the last degrees of Aquarius, so Aquarius drives this New Moon Manifesting Cycle, but the Pisces Sun provides a magical quality to our manifesting process.
For this phase, the First Quarter, the Pisces Mystic (Sun in Pisces) directs the Aquarian genius/awakener (the New Moon sign). The Quarter Moon always presents a challenge. For this round, Gemini Moon challenges us to find words for the abstract and mysterious and bring it to our neighbors and the marketplace. What a challenge!
It is time to remember that conflict can generates energy and I can harness that energy and put it to better use than fixing on what isn’t working. Here’s how I’m using this pattern:
I am going to begin with gratitude and a gratitude list. I will write down gratitude for connection with the Mystery and times that Mystery has melted my resistance and fear of imperfection. I’m going to thank those who have mastered this challenge and taught by example. I am going to acknowledge gratitude for the “chance meetings” and “God shots” that guided me when I trusted and kept taking the next indicated step.
Something always changes when I do that list. One of the main changes comes when I look at my manifesting list in the glow of gratitude and ask, “what action can I take now that affirms I am a confident co creator with the Universe?” The action I take will be concrete and intentional and perhaps something I never would have considered. It won’t get me all the way to my goal (probably), but it will demonstrate that I am willing to do my part and trust a loving Divine Source.
Since this Quarter Moon is in Gemini, always a bit anxious and jumpy, and the Sun is in dreamy Pisces there is ambivalence and hesitancy in the air. So I’ll say a little prayer, trust in a power greater than myself, and take the next indicated step.
Waxing Crescent Moon
Sun in Aquarius/Moon in Aries
February 15, 2019
For this Crescent Moon, the Sun is in Aquarius and the Moon in Aries. Both of these signs are full of energy and drive. The fire of Aries ignites the fixed air of Aquarius. This is the pattern of enthusiasm. Energy for freedom, self-expression, and innovation is high. The future is unknown and unwritten. The world is full of possibility.
This is a great combination for the enthusiastic activist. Embrace this strong and wild impulse and let your mind open to what wants to come from your future into your present. Worry about implementation later. For now let the lightning of genius strike around you. Keep a note pad handy for ideas and flashes of insight. This will show the way for action on some item on your wish list.
Commit to the future and the best for you and humanity. Do your best to bring focus on one or two items on your manifesting list. It won't be easy but it's well worth the effort. Choosing your focus now will give direction to the energy of the time.
Don’t worry that focus might limit you. It is important to remember, any activity on any one item on your manifesting list activates all the items on the list. So pick a focus and look for your next indicated step and take it.
Aquarius New Moon
Sun and Moon 23º Aquarius
February 11 @ 11:06 AM PST
When the Moon is new, both the Sun and Moon are in the same sign. There is union of outer, conscious self (Sun) and the inner, primordial self (Moon). Together in Aquarius, Sun and Moon bring liberation and enlightenment for humanity. In this sign, the Water Bearer carries the water of life to all beings to refresh and renew them. In this sign innovation, inspiration, and invention reign.
This is the time to bring out and appreciate the unique elements that you and only you can bring to the world. Be brave enough to imagine an ideal world and find the group to work with to assist in giving birth to that world. Aquarius knows there is a better world possible and seeks to bring that world forward. This is a sign of tolerance, invention, and altruism. Aquarius energy is the foundation for groups of likeminded people gathering to manifest a humanitarian vision. This is the sign of the visionary, the rebel, innovation, and fellowship.
The New Moon in Aquarius is time to make your manifesting list. This is the time to let the Aquarian energy take you to new places and imagine a future that is wild and wonderful. Let genius guide you. As you write your list, let your imagination run wild. Use this time as an exercise based on the idea of a generous and expansive Universe listening to you, ready to grant your every wish.
Here are some suggestions for a manifesting list:
I find my group.
I play well with others. I am part of a great team.
I love/express/accept my uniqueness and yours.
My business thrives through invention, innovation, and genius.
I love and am loved in surprising and delightful new ways.
I know how and when to use technology for my benefit.
I celebrate being an agent (angel) of change.
I contribute to the good of all humanity.
I am open to the magic of genius.
I am connected to the Source of wisdom and knowledge.
I know and accept that knowing and liberation are my birthright and key to the future.
Remember, you can always add, "This or better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned."
Read your list aloud. Fold it in a special way and place it in a special place. Feel free to add to it. Aquarius is all about the future, so your list can easily be very future-oriented. Aquarius is humanitarian and hopeful, quirky and genius. Let your list reflect that as well.
**This particular Moon is supercharged with Aquarian energy. Along with the Sun and Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury, and Venus are all in the sign of Aquarius.
The Full Moon in Leo
Sun in Aquarius and Moon in Leo
Leo Statement: I will. I love.
Body: Heart Mind: Self-confidence Spirit: Generosity
The Sun is Opposite the Moon:
Full Moons are always in opposition to the Sun. This creates a feeling of tension between where you want to shine and how your feelings are flowing on a sensory level about the Sun’s directive. The two forces seem like they are working against each other, yet they are on the same team displaying different techniques to attain the same mission. The Leo/Aquarius polarity creates tensiion between the need to be adored and the need to be free.
This particular Moon is complicated by the Sun being joined with Jupiter and Saturn in opposition to the Moon. But that's not all, Mars and Uranus, the biggest disrupters of all the planets. These two energies are demanding a new form intended to disrupt polarity. The nature of Mars is aggressive--in myth Mars is the god of war. In myth the story of Uranus, (Ouranos) is too complicated for here and now, but worth a look. Let's just say the reputation of this planetary energy as disruptive to the status quo is well earned.
Since the Sun, Moon, and Mars are very personal planets, use them to focus on your personal use of this Full Moon releasing cycle. Notice what irritates and aggrivates you enlighten you regarding what needs to be released. Now is the time to look at issues of love and will, me and my community, and blocks to creativity, joy. This is the time for an ego cleanse. Is the ego as “strong and as small as possible” as Jung suggested? It should be. Is there a conflict between what I know and what I love? Am I paying with my future to give my sense of self a boost now? Is it OK to be one among the many even when the many are the select few? Do I rein in my genius out of fear of being misunderstood, ignored, or noticed? Am I holding on to childhood trauma? Do I honor and protect my inner child?
These questions might put you on the path to writing a Release List. It's important to WRITE your list down. READ it aloud to let the Universe know you are serious about letting go. Fold your list in a special way and put it in a special place. You can add to it at any time, but get something down in black and white now.
If you haven't made your release list yet, here are a few more suggestions that might help you in making your list:
I release blocks to a healthy heart and good circulation.
I release blocks to feeling love, loved, and loveable.
I release childhood trauma.
I release arrogance and fear of rejection.
I release blocks and excuses that keep me from spending quality time with my children.
I release blocks to fun and playfulness (is there some judgment you carry about appearing silly? If so, it's time to let it go!)
I let go of blocks to creativity.
I release acting the part of “Miss Bossy Pants”
I release what keeps me people pleasing instead of owning my power.
I release the need to be adored.
I release my personal will to the Greater Will.
You may find your list growing as the Moon is shrinking- mine is. That's fine. Add to your list anytime during this releasing cycle. Remember, as you work on any item, all areas are activated. As material is released, deeper levels can be revealed. There is support for release during this time, especially of old karmic material. Trust that release can be easy as you release the requirement for suffering.
*PS Mercury is in its storm and will go retrograde Saturday!
Sun in Aquarius and Moon in Gemini
This is prime time to use your imagination to help bring your wish list to reality. Take time to look at your list one last time. Then through imagination let each of your senses experience complete fulfillment of some item on that list. Remember, work on any one item activates your entire list.
We began this cycle with the Capricorn New Moon, when the Sun and Moon were both in Capricorn. The Sun has now moved on into Aquarius. Aquarius is mental, radical, and oriented to the future. The Gemini Moon is also mental, agile, and great at communication. Make use of language to describe in detail just what you experience as some item on your manifesting list becomes reality.
Stick to one item for getting the details right, bright, and full. Know that working on any item activates all. The details are important here. Make sure to describe sight, sound, taste, touch, smell and a truly felt sense that all you seek to manifest is so. Consider your dreams coming true suddenly and unexpectedly-as though “out of the blue”. Be ready for the miracle.
Sometime before the Full Moon on Thursday, read your list aloud and fully imagine just how you will be using those things, situations, attitudes, and blessings that are coming your way as a result of your work during this building cycle. Finally, you will want to either burn or “plant” your list as a way of showing trust that the Universe has taken your order and abundance is on the way. Make sure to look up in the sky around Sunset and see the egg shaped Moon in the eastern part of the sky. There is a beautiful and beneficial future forming. Know that with a deep and true knowing.
Join in. You might just call it an experiment and make notes on what you experience in a state of gratitude. How easy or challenging it is to fully and completely imagine all the good things in life coming your way? Many can benefit from imagining a more perfect future. This is the time to avoid negative images of the future. Do your part to hold a positive, just and generally better future in mind.
*important note: Thursday morning (1/28/21 @11:16 am pst) is the Full Moon in Leo.
The “storm” that comes before the Mercury retrograde. This period operates much like the retrograde itself. Mercury retrograde stands stationary at 26º of Aquarius on 1/30/21 @ 7:52 am pst.
First Quarter Moon
Sun in Aquarius/Moon in Taurus
The First Quarter marks the time for an action step in the direction of your intention. This is likely to contain some challenge or at least require an adjustment. For this Moon phase, the Sun has just moved into the fixed sign of Aquarius and the Moon is in Taurus. The challenge is how does one keep moving toward the goal and be open to innovation when there is resistance. There are likely to be conflicts regarding fairness, ownership, greed, and feeling stuck.
A great strategy for dealing with resistance is to wear it down with gratitude. Take time to make a gratitude list. You might want to look for situations where you felt unappreciated or undervalued. Maybe your great new ideas were ignored or the greed of another kept you from your fair share, or your greed took more than you were owed. Gratitude for what you have helps generosity bloom and is an antidote to greed.
The attitude adjustment that comes with gratitude will aid in harnessing the strong work ethic of the Taurus Moon and the genius of the Aquarius Sun. Use this to move eagerly forward. Get things going now before the coming Mercury retrograde. Take the next logical step now, even if it’s a small one-even if ego or the little "I" doesn't want to—take that step anyway.
Sun in Capricorn/Moon in Pisces
Attention and activity that is focused is more likely to bring results and the manifesting or building cycle is about results. “Determining mentally upon some action or result” is the definition of intention (Dictionary.com). The Crescent Moon is our opportunity to focus on one or two of the items on our list and line up the energy to bring it to reality.
If you have engaged the Capricorn energy, your list is ambitious. You might feel embarrassed to ask for recognition, a great career, or the secure and burden free life you want. That is just the critical aspect of Capricorn making sure you believe you deserve it.
Breathe and trust you can ask for anything. Capricorn and Saturn are just reminding you there is bound to be effort on your part required. The Pisces Moon helps you connect with a Power greater than yourself. Trust that connection to assist you in opening to inspiration that will guide you to your next step toward your goal. Later in this phase the Moon moves to Aquarius. Expect a revelation, a sudden inspiration, a concept or idea "out of the blue". It will be a flash, so keep your notebook handy to make a note.
This Moon phase gives the focus necessary to get a plan or strategy in place to go about doing your part. Remember, any activity on any item on your manifesting list activates all the items on the list.
New Moon in Capricorn
January 12, 9:00 pm pst
Sun and Moon at 23º Capricorn
As the Sun and Moon meet in the sign of Capricorn, we begin the Building Cycle of Capricorn, the Cardinal sign in the element of earth. The intensity is amped up by the presence of Pluto sitting right with the Sun and Moon. Explosive Uranus joined by Mars in Taurus is literally squared off taking a stand of rebellion and or resistance. This is not a case of business as usual and is likely to take some time for resolution. Both Uranus and Pluto take time to do their work.
Capricorn is a cardinal sign that brings in the return of the light in the northern hemisphere. The darkness is not over and Capricorn is the sigh that knows it will take planning and careful use of resources to make it through the time of long nights. But each day brings a bit more light and clarity. Capricorn is an earth sign it is the sign of career and position, usefulness, structure, and discipline can be the focus of this Building Cycle. In Capricorn, the goals set in Sagittarius can be reached through hard work and a good plan. All that earth can provide is offered in Capricorn to be used wisely and for the general benefit of all.
Now is the time to focus on the structure of the year to come. This is the time to be concrete and practical in goals and intentions. It’s time to recommit to engaging in form and applying grounded discipline to make good use of all the resources at hand currently and to come.
When you make your manifesting list for this cycle, make it ambitious and practical-these are traits of Capricorn. The ruler of this sign is Saturn, the master who doesn't care how long it takes to learn a lesson. Saturn is fair and under the influence of Saturn we get what we deserve. This gives us power to make a good life. Include on your manifesting list accomplishment and recognition for jobs well done. Include the intention of freedom from gloom and an appropriate sense of burden as opposed to over responsibility and need to control, the more negative expressions of this sign.
Take time to write out your manifesting list. Read it aloud. Fold it in a special way and put it in a very special place. During the Gibbous Moon phase, you will read your list once more and use your power of imagination to fully and completely experience fulfillment. Then burn your list or plant it as a sign that you have done your part and are letting the Universe support you.
Here are some things I am putting on my list, you might want to use them as a guide to making your list.
Career options open to me that use my abilities and bring recognition.
I am comfortable with my age and aging.
I have healthy, strong, and flexible knees.
I use my personal power and position kindly and effectively.
Those in authority aid me.
I take appropriate responsibility.
I am willing and available to be used by the Divine.
I am comfortable, safe, secure, and supported by the Divine on all levels.
I celebrate and cherish the precious gift of a human incarnation.
I like to add to my list "This or better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned" (this thanks to Beatrex). By the way, it’s never too late or the "wrong" time to add to your list.
Remember: Pluto is part of this New Moon cycle and close to the Sun and Moon for the exact New Moon. Pluto brings transformation but cares little what is sacrificed for the transformation. Capricorn is strong and we may feel overly burdened by responsibility. How can we accomplish all we are being called on to do? It is important to remember we are not in this alone. Call on that power greater than you and use that power of connection to take on the challenge of this Moon.
Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Scorpio
The Balsamic Moon is the last phase of the releasing cycle. The Moon loses Herself in the central light of the Sun and re emerges in just a few days as the New Moon, in complete union with the Sun.
The Balsamic phase is the time to move within and rest. In this state of receptivity, our only task is to be present and available for the work of the Divine. It’s time to drift in the sweet swamp of creativity embracing magic and inviting new life and mystery. The new structure will come organically and perfectly according to the deep pattern already present but as yet unknown.
This Balsamic Moon is in Scorpio, the sign of fixed water and deep transformation through completely letting go. Trust in the Unknown and Unknowable to set in motion the patterns that will find form in the future. Relax and trust that outworn structures can be transformed as though by deep magic.
Make sure to find a quiet moment to read your release list aloud. Notice areas of your life where you may already be experiencing a sense of relief and release. Bring to mind the gifts of the generosity and forgiveness practiced in the disseminating and last quarter phases. Then burn your release list- let it go completely. Then simply be present in empty and open anticipation for the coming new life and light taking form now.
Sun in Capricorn/Moon in Libra
The Sun is in Capricorn and the Moon in Libra for this phase. Capricorn is calling for us to be efficient, in control, and productive while Libra insists on a relational approach that is inclusive and fair. This presents the challenge and opportunity for a balance between career and relationship. All quarter moon phases present an opportunity or challenge to make adjustments that allow release of baggage from the past.
The power of forgiveness is a powerful tool that helps in letting go of resentments and wounds. To forgive doesn’t require forgetting nor does it mean allowing abuse or mistreatment to go unchecked. I like what I found on line regarding forgiveness and would like to share it with you:
What Is Forgiveness?
Psychologists generally define forgiveness as a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness.
Just as important as defining what forgiveness is, though, is understanding what forgiveness is not. Experts who study or teach forgiveness make clear that when you forgive, you do not gloss over or deny the seriousness of an offense against you. Forgiveness does not mean forgetting, nor does it mean condoning or excusing offenses. Though forgiveness can help repair a damaged relationship, it doesn’t obligate you to reconcile with the person who harmed you, or release them from legal accountability.
Instead, forgiveness brings the forgiver peace of mind and frees him or her from corrosive anger. While there is some debate over whether true forgiveness requires positive feelings toward the offender, experts agree that it at least involves letting go of deeply held negative feelings. In that way, it empowers you to recognize the pain you suffered without letting that pain define you, enabling you to heal and move on with your life.
A positive use of this configuration might be to keep in mind bridging a singular power structure (J) and a relational approach that allows give and take through connection (G) to examine past wounds, enemies, and injustices. An example might be: Is your expectation that things need to be your way to be fair?
As you look at your release list, find some thing you have written that reminds you of past hurts, slights or injustices. Let feelings come. Experience them as fully as possible and you will find, if you breathe and let them follow a natural arc, feelings will intensify, peak, diminish and finally the feelings will pass. This is a very rich opportunity to let go and release these kinds of patterns, behaviors, and habits because it is good for you, because failure to do so diminishes you.
Sun in Capricorn/Moon in Virgo
The release list is made and as you take a look at it, you might see some themes or patterns. Pay attention to how your body reacts as you read your list aloud. Breaking the habit of ignoring messages from your body is a big step in the releasing process of this Moon cycle.
We are under the influence of the Cancer Moon. As the Moon continues its journey we can use the sign and phase to help our releasing process. Tthe Moon is in Virgo, the earth sign that has a beautiful harmony with the Capricorn Sun. We can use this harmony to ease into release through intentional dissemination.
Here’s an example: I have included releasing obstacles to connecting with the Divine Feminine-Mother Nature, Mother Earth, the Great Mother, Divine Mother. Capricorn loves efficiency and order and Virgo rules service, cleanliness, and small animals. I can donate to the local Humane Society in money or items for their thrift store and honor both Sun and Moon. Since Virgo tends to the little details of life. I can feed my pets with more intention and distribute food for the wild birds. This is a perfect time to acknowledge the kindness of another. In past years I suggested giving a hug. Well, hugs are limited these days, but if you have an opportunity to hug give that embrace with intention as a way to demonstrate releasing resistance to being in a human body and an opportunity to release a dose of oxytocin—that hormone that helps us feel love and connection.
Virgo is associated with the Divine Mother, the generous protector of all of life. The practice of giving allows us to identify with the Divine, the all merciful, all loving and all giving. As Divinity gives through each of us we experience release as an easy and pleasant activity. Our generosity opens the path to abundance. Make your giving relate in some way to an item on your release list. Give with intention and remember small is beautiful. Some time in the next 3 days, look for some opportunity to give with intention
December 29 @ 7:27 PM PST
Sun 8º Capricorn/Moon 8º Cancer
The Full Moon is the time of ILLUMINATION. With the every Full Moon cycle we get an opportunity for release and clearing of the darker side of the Moon sign. We are given a chance to examine a particular area of life and let go of blocks and obstacles, attitudes and behaviors that stand in the way of gaining full benefit from that sign later on in the year.
For this releasing cycle the Sun is in Capricorn and the Moon is in watery Cancer. The Moon sign, Cancer, rules emotions and instinct, the past, what nurtures us and helps us feel safe and secure, and our bodies in general. Cancer is the sign of mother, dominant caregiver, family, and home. Boundaries can be blurred in Cancer, as it is a sensitive and psychic sign that can be brooding and may isolate under stress. Cancer is also the sign that can hold clues to family trauma present and ancestral.
Capricorn, the Sun sign, is the earth sign that rules structure, organization, and governance. This sign represents our public life and career. It is status conscious and patriarchal. This Full Moon shines a light on the axis of public versus private life, home vs. career, inner direction vs. rules, and structure inner vs. outer.
Let your mind wander in the areas suggested by the sign; discover where you feel constriction or blocks. Now is the time to look within and set about clearing the blocks and burdens on an emotional, physical, and soul level. It’s a time to let go of the past to be prepared to move into the future. Take time as you look within, to make a release list. Write it down. Read it aloud. Fold it in a special way and put it in a special place.
Your list can be as long or as short as you like, but you will probably find that once you get started the light of the Moon will reveal more and more to you. Use this time to identify and clear out what no longer nourishes you and what stands in the way of feeling safe and “at home” in your body and life and this world. Here are some suggestions for a releasing list to use them as a start and make your own list.
I release poor choices in nourishing myself.
I release feelings of dissatisfaction and scarcity.
I feel and release insecurity, moodiness, hoarding, and laziness.
I feel and release toxic emotions.
I feel and release fear of life and death and accepting life on life’s terms.
I release blocks and obstacles to home improvement.
I release using my super sensitivity to control others.
I release problems with women and mother.
I feel and release resentment, anger, and negativity toward my parents-especially mother or mother figures.
I feel and release negativity toward my body and being human.
I clear and release negative family patterns.
I release resistance and blocks to feeling and experiencing life as it is.
I release obstacles to connecting with the Divine Feminine-Mother Nature, Mother Earth, and the Great Mother, Divine Mother.
Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Taurus
The Gibbous Moon is the final phase of the manifesting cycle. This is the prime time for manifesting thru using your imagination. Sun is in Capricorn, so aim high and Moon is in Taurus. What does this mean for you? Take advantage of the gift of vision and optimism coming from the Sagittarius umbrella of this phase. In that optimistic mode, align the practical planning of Capricorn with the determination and grounded nature of Taurus. Know that what is on your list (and more) is on the way. The abundance train is heading into your station and your imagination is the magic ticket.
Remember when you use your imagination; it’s best to engage all of your senses. Make sure to take time to read your list aloud. Burn it or plant it in the earth and when you do, let it go. Fully imagine just how you will be using those things, situations, attitudes and blessings that are coming your way as the result of your work during this building cycle. Know that it is done!
I am going to use this time to fully and completely imagine the good things in my life that may not have fully manifested. I'll use all my senses to do this. I will aid the process by feeling intense gratitude for the many blessings that grace my life right now. (Yes, I am taking time to include all of you who check in with mymoonguide.com as part of that gratitude.) All that gratitude will fuel my ability to imagine even more blessings.
I will take special care to avoid worry—the biggest misuse of imagination there is. I will use my good and skillful will to reign in worry, jealously, envy, and negative thoughts of all kinds. They are just not good for me right now. Sure, I will notice them and take any creative warning for what it is worth. I just won't dwell on these thoughts.
Between now and the Full Moon, Tuesday night, I will continue this exercise. As I do so, I will feel my personal will coming more and more in line with what I call the Divine Will and feel the comfort and confidence that comes with that strong connection. Then when I look up in the sky around Sunset and see the egg shaped Moon in the eastern part of the sky I will see a beautiful and beneficial future forming.
Join in. You can call it an experiment and make notes on what you experience in a state of gratitude. Notice how easy or challenging it is to fully and completely imagine all the good things in life coming your way. Many of us have to increase our tolerance for wealth, pleasure, and fulfillment. You might consider this a good time to set a course for happiness and abundance, greater knowledge and understanding, and compassion. Make sure to appreciate and note each and every movement toward your better, fuller, richer life. Use gratitude as fuel to a better 2021.
First Quarter Moon (under Sag umbrella)
Sun in Capricorn/Moon in Aries
MAKING ADJUSTMENTS THRU GRATITUDE
For this First Quarter Moon, the Sun is in the sign of Capricorn, the Moon is in the sign of Aries and we are under the influence or “umbrella” of Sagittarius. Sound complicated? It really isn’t. The Sagittarius New Moon set the flavor of the entire New Moon cycle. We used it as a guide for making our manifesting list. When the Sun changed sign a few days after the New Moon, practical Capricorn became the energy of implementation for this manifesting cycle. This increases our chances of applying and seeing results of our hard work-and this is a time for hard work.
Each Quarter Moon offers us an opportunity to adjust our goals and the approach we are taking to reach them. Sagittarius likes to move forward regardless of risk or consequences. Capricorn believes in hard methodical work to produce results while being cautious. Aries, the Moon sign for this phase takes action quickly and forcefully and is eager for a fight.
There is conflict and discomfort in this phase, but then, conflict is a part of life and the trick to thriving is in astrological alchemy. To do this, examine each of the signs and determine how each can maintain their nature in the presence of the other. Then look for relief and support from other planets. For this Moon, the qualities of Uranus can be of aid. Uranus supports new approaches, solutions that take the benefit of all in to account. Uranus can take an impasse and "think outside the box".
Here’s my suggestion for this phase: Look at your manifesting list and pick one item. Is there a way you can see that item as a goal and take a positive action in that direction? It doesn’t matter how small the action is, but it must be an action of some sort. Bring as much consciousness as possible to the action and add a sprinkling of gratitude.
For example: “I update my spiritual beliefs and rituals to adjust to my highest and best good.” What beliefs and rituals came to my attention during the past week? How would I change what I do for the holidays or what might I add to make the season more reflect who I am today form years past? What can I do today that would be a concrete representation of that change in me? Now take the action with a sense of gratitude that you can make changes now. Scrooge in The Christmas Carol by Dickens is a perfect example of this.
The step you take will be concrete and intentional. It won’t get you all the way to my goal (probably), but it will demonstrate to the Universe your willingness to do your part and be a co creator of your life and destiny. Now it’s up to you. How are you going to use this opportunity?
Sun in Sagittarius/Moon in Aquarius
Tips for Using the Waxing Crescent
It’s so important to remember that attention to any area activates all the other areas of your manifesting list. So, relax about letting attention narrow to one or two items on that list. During the Crescent Moon phase you get further clarity on not just what you wish to build and manifest but also what you can do to help make it happen.
Your part as a co creator with Divinity is to take an action of some sort with the knowledge that you are part of a creative team. Taking action toward your goal is demonstrating knowledge and belief in the process of manifestation. You support the new world with the new paradigm when you move toward your goals open to the new world. You will be amazed at what comes your way when you take that next indicated step and find the path open before you.
I want to thank Beatrex for introducing me to the phrase, "This comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned". This helped me become more comfortable in making my manifesting list big and broad. It convinced me that my abundance and ease in life benefited others in ways I may never know. I am grateful for that message and the gifts that have come as a result.
This Crescent Moon is particularly powerful as it joins with the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter as they move into Aquarius. This significant configuration promises profound changes in our world and the world of human relationships. The conjunction is visible in the western sky after sunset.
NEW MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
SUN AND MOON @23º Sagittarius
Each New Moon gives us a chance to let the Universe* know what it is we want to come into our lives. The sign of this Moon’s rebirth helps us focus on the area of life and frequency of that manifesting energy. For this New Moon, the sign for focus is Sagittarius, the mutable sign in the element of fire, ruled by Jupiter. Sagittarius energy is expansive, optimistic, and generous. Adventurous on all levels, this energy expands to discover new horizons on the physical, mental, and spiritual planes. The key words for Sagittarius are I SEEK. Let the abundant Universe know what you seek. Nothing is too big or too small to ask. A great and benevolent Power is waiting for you to seek connection. This is a time to aim high.
A feature of this particular New Moon is a Solar Eclipse. New Moons mark a full stop and start anew. Something is ending and there is something ready to be born. Use this energy to seek and find a new direction or goal. Open the journey that is begun with an invocation and dedicated to service and Truth.
Making a Manifesting List
Now that you have an idea of the energy frequency of this Sagittarius New Moon, you can begin to make your Manifesting List. You can do this list in any way that works for you, but make it concrete. Don't just keep it in your head. Write it down and/or speak it aloud. Have fun with it. Make it as big and detailed as you like. Jupiter, ruler of Sagittarius is BIG so match that energy and let your list be over the top.
Remember, this request is going to a most powerful Being. This Being loves you and is waiting for you to ask. So, go ahead and ask. Pretend you are a child making a list for Santa. Ask BIG. Beatrex Quntana suggests adding: “this or better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned”. What a good idea to bring everyone into the grand abundance that is a keynote of Sagittarius.
Here are some ideas for the Sagittarius manifesting list:
I have healthy, strong and flexible hips and thighs.
I manifest fun and exciting travel and adventures.
I fully enjoy my wonderful life.
I successfully teach what I know and wisdom increases as I do so.
My mind is open to advanced ideas and inspiration.
I am successful in my academic career and studies (this is especially for higher education).
I am treated fairly and justly by the legal system.
I seek and find spiritual connection and bliss.
I set goals and achieve them.
I seek and reach a state of advanced knowing and share my knowledge.
I update my spiritual beliefs and rituals to adjust to shifts in consciousness.
I see the goal. I reach the goal. I set another goal.
These are just some suggestions to get you started. You will likely find that as you write, more ideas come to you. There is no limit to what you can put on your list. During the next phase you will narrow your focus. For now be big and bold. Write your list. Fold it in a special way and put it in a special place.
Sorry to have fallen behind and not posted for the Last Quarter and Balsamic Moon--No real excuse except maybe COVID exhaustion. We are heading into a particularly intense period. People have different takes on it. I can say for sure we will not be the same as we emerge from this. As humans we need to wake up and see our fellow beings as travelers on the Way. Energy from this New Moon solar eclipse will aid us. Then the major conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn being challenged by Uranus contributes to enforcing the change. 2021 will be a year of change for sure. Keep breathing. Inquire of yourself "Why am I here now?" "Who and what do I serve?" "What gives me true joy?" "What is my source of comfort?" "What is my heart's desire?"
Sun in Sagittarius and Moon in Leo
The Disseminating Moon is our opportunity to activate the releasing cycle by symbolically giving something away. I love the good feeling I get during this Moon phase. Giving is affirmation of abundance and the holiday season is a terrific time to express generosity.
For this Moon phase, the Moon has moved into Leo. Generosity should come easily under this sign. Leo is about creativity, recreation, self expression, and children. You might want to support a local group that carries a message of creativity to young people or supports a stage or theater group displaced by the pandemic. This is a great time to be generous toward children, creativity and the arts.
Leo is the sign of the heart and Gemini (the sign of the Full Moon that guides all these activities), is the sign that rules communication. Make sure you set the intention to communicate from your heart with love and good will as you give from your bounty. Even kind words are gifts we can easily give to make our world a better place. Notice how your world changes when you acknowledge your bounty by sharing it with others.
Remember, any activity on any item on your release list activates all the items on the list.
Full Moon in Gemini
Sun 8º Sagittarius/Moon 8º Gemini
November 30, 1:30 AM PST
The full Moon is the time of illumination. The day is lit by the Sun and the Moon lights the night. This Full Moon marks the beginning of the Releasing Cycle of the Gemini Full Moon. During this phase of the Moon, we have a better chance to see the shadow side of the Sun’s opposite sign and can identify and release those habits, beliefs, behaviors, and patterns that no longer serve us. For this Moon, the Sun is in the sign of Sagittarius, aiming toward the center of the Milky Way, and the Moon is in Gemini, the sign of communication, close relationships like neighbors and siblings, and the marketplace.
During this releasing cycle, we have the opportunity to identify and release clutter and blocks to communication. Obstacles to clear thinking, inner peace and tranquility can be cleared. We can use this time to let go of trouble with family, friends, and neighbors and make an open and receptive place for a new year of clarity, achieving goals and manifesting an abundant new year.
An important practice for the Full Moon is a making your own personal Release List. I suggest taking the time to write this list either digitally or using pencil and paper. When you write your Release List, especially with the Moon in Gemini, the sign that rules writing, you open yourself to discovery. As you write, more things will come to mind to release and from that list you will have guidance for activities for the rest of this Lunar Cycle.
Here are some suggestions for beginning a release list. You can use them as a taking off point for your list.
I release engaging in gossip.
I release clutter in my office
I release difficulties in follow through and unfinished business.
I release fuzzy communicating
I release blocks and obstacles to marketing, advertising and monetizing my work.
I release trouble with siblings and neighbors.
I release restlessness and impatience.
I release failure to experience and express gratitude.
I release distraction and lack of focus.
I release engaging in social media and excessive screen time as distraction
I release blocks and obstacles to true peace of mind.
Take time to write out your release list. Read it aloud. Fold it in a special way and put it in a very special place. During the Balsamic Moon phase, you will read your list once more and burn it to fully release it.
**An extra note:
On the day of this particular Full Moon, there is a lunar eclipse. The Earth traveling between the Sun and Moon blocks the light to the Moon. Look back 19 years to get a sense of the flavor of this Moon for you. We are also preparing for a major meeting between Jupiter and Saturn in a grand conjunction on December 21. 2020 has already proven to be distinctly different in every way eclipse season and this conjunction of these giant transitional planets will be the topper. Sorry, that is likely hyperbole on my part. Who even knows what could possibly be the topper for this year? Let’s just say we and our world are under construction.
Sun in Scorpio/Moon in Capricorn
With the Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Capricorn, the intense desire of Scorpio is linked with practicality and a strong executive function of Capricorn. It helps us manage and execute a plan and know how to get any assistance we need. For this phase we know we have the power to bring our desires to reality. Take a look at your manifesting list and find an item or two to highlight. Remember, acting on one items serves to activate all the items on the list. Capricorn can help focus with intention on one on the list and develop a plan to put into action to make it happen.
There’s a little warning with this Moon. Some of the planetary players in this Moon might try to push too hard, coerce, and maybe even bully to get things done their way- the only "right" way. It might take more effort than usual to be kind. Breathe through this sort of resistance. It will pass. Don’t buy into the distraction. Make a firm commitment to do your part in making your dreams come true. Then take the next indicated step with intention. Manifestation is in process.
New Moon in Scorpio
Sun and Moon at 23º Scorpio
Lead us from the Unreal to the Real Lead us from Darkness to Light
Lead us from Death to Immortality Let there be Peace, Peace, Peace. From the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
Scorpio is a fixed sign in the element of Water. The key phrases for Scorpio are I DESIRE/I TRANSFORM. Scorpio is by nature intense, mysterious, and healing on a very deep level. The Scorpio manifesting cycle is the time to explore our heart’s desire, especially regarding the topics of sex, money, death, and experiences of transformation and renew. Scorpio is a sign that requires us to face what is true Reality and acknowledge the only thing that does not change in this world—change itself.
With every New Moon comes the opportunity to make a manifesting list. Since Scorpio is all about Desire, let desire be the intense driving force to activate manifestation. Allow longing to arise without judging. Allow acceptance of endings as endings are required for new beginnings and it is death that allows birth.
Scorpio can be dark and intimidating, but be brave and use curiosity to discover deep yearnings that may have been unaddressed or ignored. Make sure you write down your manifesting list. When you think you are finished, read it aloud, fold it in a special way and place it in a special place. Here are some suggestions for a Scorpio manifesting list:
I accept my sexuality, sexual wounds are healed and I
have a healthy sex life.
I accept and own my power and intensity.
My investments are successful and bring great wealth.
I make financial decisions that are good for me and
business partners. My financial plan is responsible and brings financial security as its legacy.
I accept my mortality and have documents in place to share with loved ones regarding my end of life decisions.
My psychic powers and intuition become more and more
accurate and reliable.
I receive money, property, or other items of value from inheritance, investments, a legacy, or mysterious sources.
I trust in a loving Presence and welcome transformation on all levels.
I embrace the Mystery.
I thank Beatrex for introducing me to the phrase, "This comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned". This helped me become more comfortable in making my manifesting list big and broad. It convinced me that my abundance and ease in life benefited others in ways I may never know. I am grateful for that message and the gifts that have come as a result.
My soul is from elsewhere I'm sure of that and I intend to end up there.
Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Virgo
We are in the final phase of the Releasing Cycle of the Taurus Full Moon – The Balsamic Moon. Our work is done. We have made our release list. We have done the work of disseminating, seeing our part in patterns we wish to change, and sought and given forgiveness. We have identified and made needed adjustments and now it’s time to let go. Letting go can be a challenge. It demands we trust the Universe, say “Thank you” knowing we have done our best.
The actions I do take in this cycle are reading my release list aloud one last time and then burning the list as a symbol of letting it go completely. For the rest of the cycle I am going to rest and let the magic of the empty space open me to the coming possibilities of the New Moon in Scorpio. The Scorpio New Moon Cycle invites intensity, passion, and transformation. Let the transforming influence of Scorpio take you deep into the core of your being to find the pure gold hidden in the shadow.
For the Balsamic Phase there is harmony between the inner and outer during this phase as the Moon moves closer and closer to Her disappearance as the dark Moon. The coming New Moon at 23º Scorpio, November 14, at 9:07 PM PST, marks the beginning of the Manifesting Cycle.
Mercury, now moving direct, moves into Scorpio on November 10. This will direct our thoughts to what is under the surface or behind the scenes. Mercury in Scorpio is probing and curious. The coming New Moon will activate a challenging aspect between Mercury and Uranus. It could be mind blowing. Let’s see how it plays out.
"In the waning period of the moon the crescent shape is inverted (turning eastward), and the point reached as this typical shape is formed-by subtraction of light, this time-has been called in alchemical schools of astrology the "balsamic moon"-a term whose derivation appears unknown. This phase of the waning moon symbolizes in one sense, the final letting go of the seed of the cycle about to end. It also represents the moon's entrance into the sanctuary of the solar realm; and as she enters, she brings to the sun, as it were, the new "need" of the earth. She is the mother, or beloved, petitioning the divine spirit in the name of confused and disintegrating earth-creatures. She is the penitent asking for mercy, the nun offering her prayers for the sake of humanity lost in sin. She is the incense ("balsam"?) or prayer rising to the sun, calling for a new revelation, a new Messiah, a new body, a new image of reality, a new concept to resolve man's ever-recurrent doubts and uncertainties." -Dane Rudhyar from The Lunation Cycle
Last Quarter Moon
Sun in Scorpio/Moon in Leo
We are in the middle of this releasing phase that started with the Full Moon with Sun in Scorpio and Moon in Taurus. By now you have made a release list. You have done the disseminating work and now you are set to use the energy of the Last Quarter Moon. This phase is a great time for breaking the bonds that hold you to behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes that no longer serve you and may even be standing in the way of the abundant and graceful life you want.
Scorpio, the current Sun sign, and Leo, the Moon sign for this phase, are both fixed signs. Taurus, the initiating sign of this Releasing cycle is another fixed sign. Stubbornness and self-indulgence (challenges to Taurus), egotism and arrogance (challenges to Leo) and jealousy and resistance to change (challenges to Scorpio) can join forces and bog us down, or we can use the friction of facing these in ourselves to fuel true soul driven growth. This is time to use personal will (Leo Moon) and align it with the forces of transformation (Scorpio Sun) to release obstacles to abundance and true wealth and value in life (Taurus umbrella).
Take another look at your release list. Is there a person or incident that brings up a negative memory or a person, incident, or situation from the past that still has a hold on you? Are you still entertaining a grudge or betrayal? Now is the time to get real, get honest about your part and get over it. Own your own part in the offence and your part in staying stuck. Acknowledge what the other has done and your own part as well. Make notes and then apply the healing balm of forgiveness.
Here’s how I do that:
I will write down the “who”, the “what”, the offence/what happened. I forget “why”. (maybe that’s probably a defense strategy.). I write down my grievance or resentment and my part. Then I write a forgiveness list. I have learned to put myself on the list along with the others. I find when I can forgive myself I can forgive others more easily. I remember forgiving is not letting someone “off the hook”, forgiving allows an event to move into the past by allowing the stuck or icky feeling to process through the body by moving into the present. In the present, stuck energy is released to support transformation
Try it. Keep notes and see how manifesting abundance improves-especially next spring when the New Moon in Taurus comes around.
*Be alerted here, this is not an easy task. We are dealing with sticky and dug-in stuff , but it is sooo worth it. You don’t need to keep this list, but you do need to write it.
Sun in Scorpio/Moon in Cancer
The Disseminating Moon is our opportunity to activate the releasing cycle by consciously giving something away. The releasing cycle of the Taurus Full Moon is concerned with wealth, money, and what we value. For this lunar phase, the Moon has moved into Cancer, the focus is on nurturing, home, food, security, and mother. This is a perfect time to demonstrate your confidence in an abundant life by making a donation to a food pantry, supporting work with and for the homeless, care of children or children’s nutritional programs. You could give of your time to make sure you connect with your mother, or a person who is as a mother to you.
The US celebrates abundance and sharing on Thanksgiving later on this month. With COVID, it is likely celebrating this year will be a very different holiday for many of us. I am thinking I can give to local charities that provide food for those in need. This would also be an excellent time to support any effort to improve food security in this time of loss of income due to the pandemic. Contact with family can use technology to give the gift of connection to family. This kind of connection is especially supported by Uranus in Taurus (Taurus is the Moon sign ruling this releasing Moon). Uranus supports doing things in unusual and innovative ways, so put this to use for your disseminating process for this phase.
Giving is a sacred act. It connects us with the Divinity, that Being of limitless bounty. I particularly connect with the feminine expression of the Divine, Divine Mother. I ask for Her to present me with suggestions for my giving. She always responds. I am sure to find in the next day or so the perfect opportunity to give. I will likely see how well it fits into something on my release list.
I strongly encourage you to use this opportunity to give and as you do, imagine your giving as a way to unlock any fixed or stuck energy that has been standing in the way of you receiving all the best life has to give.
Full Moon in Taurus
October 31, 7:50 AM PDT
Sun @ 8º Scorpio/ Moon @8º Taurus
This Full Moon falls on Halloween a time when we notice the thinning veil between worlds. Full Moon time is the time of illumination and this one especially will illuminate that which is often in the dark.
During Full Moon the Sun lights the day, and at night, the Moon illuminates the darkness by reflecting the Sun’s light back to the earth.. This helps us see the shadow side of the Moon sign. This is time to see and own what is revealed in the shadow and release it what no longer serves or benefits us. It’s time to let go and release.
The Sun in Scorpio is illuminating the Taurus Moon and giving us access to the shadow side of attachment. The key phrase for Taurus is I HAVE. It is the sign
of luxury, wealth, possessions and true value. Taurus elevates form and infuses light into matter. Since Taurus is a fixed sign in the element of earth it is extremely stable and seeks
This releasing cycle of the Taurus Moon is my time to examine patterns and behaviors within the Taurus energy field that I am now (or wish to be) ready to release. The more honest I can be in owning and naming these patterns, the more freedom and healing will come. This is a good time for spiritual practice around issues of attachment, craving, and both resistance to being in the world of form (immanence) and resistance to the formless (transcendence).
Here are some suggestions for a release list during the Taurus Full Moon:
I release throat and neck problems.
I release stubbornness, being bull headed, being a bully.
I release rigidity.
I release people, things, ideas that lack value for me.
I release fear of wealth/fear of poverty.
I release blocks and resistance to modifying business plans and practices to be financially successful.
I release money worry.
I release greed, possessiveness, hoarding, and craving.
I release all blocks and obstacles to prosperity.
I release resistance to being an agent of the Divine bringing light to form here and now in this world.
Make sure you actually write your release list. The writing helps see and identify patterns you wish to change and you will use it during the Release Cycle to do activities aimed at assisting the releasing process. All through this next 2 weeks remember any work done on one item on your releasing list activates all the items so most of your work will just be on one releasing statement. After you have made your list, read it aloud. Fold it in a special way and place it in a special place. We will be using it as a guide for the next couple of weeks.
For this Moon the planet Uranus is in very close relationship with the Moon and opposite the Sun. Uranus is called the Awakener. This energy is disruptive and unsettling and I am curious how it will find expression in fixed and grounded Taurus. Since it is Uranus it will likely be surprising so expect anything. Also in the cycle Mercury will go direct (on US election day) and Mars will turn direct right before the next New Moon. Wow! It is likely to be a bumpy road for a bit. I’m going to focus on the benefits of disturbance that awakens and find benefit in the release process.
Sun in Scorpio/Moon in Pisces
This is the final phase of the building cycle. It’s time to use that super
power we all possess—imagination, the vehicle that brings our dreams to reality. Take a look at your manifesting list--the one you made for this New Moon cycle. Now either pick the item you have been using all along or if you like, pick the item that will be easiest for you to imagine as fully realized. This may mean it is the closest to reality or better yet, the one that you desire most passionately. Let that powerful desire drive the building of an imagined experience of total fulfillment.
The Gibbous Moon phase sets up the frequency of fulfillment. When you harness the power of imagination to create fulfillment, a pattern is set that is actualized as your new manifested reality. Be
open to notice magic at work as you cooperate with Divinity to set the pattern of
transformation in motion. This is the time to expect a miracle. Use all your senses to fire up your imagination. Take time to fully and completely experience through imagination fulfillment of the intention you set early in New Moon. See, taste, smell, hear, and feel this new reality. Make sure to add the element of emotion and sense of being. The Moon will be in Pisces for most of this cycle, BELIEVE in the magic of this special time.
Later, before the Full Moon (7:50 am PDT Saturday) be sure to find your manifesting list and read every item aloud. Acknowledge what has already changed in your life. Next symbolically
release the list demonstrating you know it is done and this or better than this comes to you easily and plesureably for the benefit of all concerned. You may choose to burn your list and send it
through the air to the invisible power of the Universe or treat your list
as a seed and plant it in the earth. Imagine your dreams are fulfilled and say, “Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.” Be sure to bring in gratitude for what has come in the past, is coming to you now, and what you know is on the way. Know that it is done and all is in Divine order.
**Quick note. 10/27 Mercury retrogrades into Libra and Venus moves into Libra. Mercury will turn direct on November 3. Mid month Mars, retrograde since early September, goes direct. November
promises to be fast moving. Buckle up.
Sun in Libra/Moon in Sagittarius
The Waxing Crescent is the second phase of the building cycle of the Libra Moon.
Setting a firm intention marks this phase. Focus in on one or two items on the manifesting list and ask, “What will I do to begin making my intention a reality?”
Remember action on any item on the list activates every item. The first action called for here is focus and intention. What item on that list is
most alive? What item seems to have a clear course of action connected to it? Where will you choose to
invest your attention? Open up the lines of communication with Source and confirm your resolve to do your part. This will lead to opportunities to take action in cooperation with the manifesting power of the universe.
The Sagittarius energy will support optimism, aiming high, and going for greatness. It may be difficult to narrow the focus to just 1 or 2 items, but
concentration is worth the effort. It invites clarity of vision for the next indicated step which will be
taking the next indicated step.
Sun at 23º Libra/Moon at 23º Libra
Sun in Libra/Moon in
Leo Balsamic Moon
Sun in Scorpio/Moon in Virgo
"By letting it go it all gets done." Lao Tzu
The Balsamic Moon or the Waning Crescent is the final phase of the Moon's releasing cycle. During this phase the releasing work begun at the Full Moon is coming to completion. The task of this time is to surrender to the darkening light and trust that emptiness is a safe place. How can we move to the next Moon if we are holding on to the last - even if we are holding on to letting go? This is the time to rest and cleanse. It is the time to enter into our inner sanctuary to make ready for the coming Libra New Moon.
Here's how I am using this Moon:
I will review and read my release list aloud. I am going to notice those areas where I feel a softening or lightening. I'm going to remember my forgiveness exercise and finally, I will burn my release list and as fully and completely as possible, I will let it go.
It’s a challenge for me to move into the empty space. I am always a bit happier when I am active. But I know this Moon demands stillness. It requires me to move within and remember that it is in the dark that the seeds of awaken. The new is stirring and knows the Source of light and will naturally grow toward it.
The New Moon is coming and I want to be ready. There is extraordinary support for transformation. I want to be prepared to meet the Mystery.
* It is likely to be more of a challenge to still oneself right now with Mars retrograde in Aries (the sign of his greatest strength) and Mercury retrograde in Scorpio. Here's a tip-- just do the best you can. Pause often. Breathe. We are all in a deep and challenging process right now. That means that other person or situation that is bothering you has at its center another human being that is also challenged and irritatble. Be kind.
Sun in Libra/Moon in Cancer
Last Quarter Moon
Libra and Cancer are both cardinal signs and there is a lot of planetary action in all the cardinal signs right now. The Sun and Moon are in a 90º angle, or astrological square. This is the time to make adjustments and face up to the challenge that letting go brings.
For this particular Quarter Moon 5 planets are setting up a cross configuration (OK a couple of the participants are a little distant, but because there is a link here, I think all are in play). Mars is in Aries, Moon in Cancer, Sun in Libra, and Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn. These are all cardinal signs the signs that bring change. This set up impacts us all, though in different ways. Don’t take it personally, but use it individually—the way only you can. Your chart will have some keys to this.
Remember, all of humanity is being tested (not just you) and change is a demand of the time, not an option. We assist in change when we work in areas we have a degree of influence. That would be primarily oneself and those people and situations within one’s sphere of influence. Use this time to be honest and face yourself and your part in contributing to problems. Demand of yourself rigorous honesty—this is not an easy task, but an act of service that is worth the effort. Invite the courage make the adjustments that will lead change.
I have found using forgiveness during the Last Quarter works for me. I look at my release list, the sign of the Sun, the Moon umbrella, and the current Moon sign. In this case issues of self (Aries umbrella) and relationship (Libra Sun) are highlighted. The current Cancer Moon will be bringing up issues of lack of nurturing, emotional support, home and security, attachment, abandonment, and mother. So follow the formula to make your forgiveness list –
I forgive myself for letting parents/lover/need for security, (fill in the blank) define me.
I forgive ___________________ for trying to define me.
I forgive myself for being overly sensitive or for denying my sensitivity.
I forgive ________________ for abandoning/ failing to nourish me. (These abandonments may be based on real or imagined abandonments—they often feel the same.)
Look for issues of codependence, people pleasing, and bad boundaries.
Your release list will have some clues.
I found that taking some time for this brought helpful and powerful release. Though I started with me, I noticed ripples went out to the others as well. It is like a cleansing shower of grace that helps prepare me for a strong positive rebirth next spring.
Sun in Libra/Moon in Gemini
Sun in Libra and Moon in Gemini is the lucky set up of this Disseminating Moon. We are in the release cycle of the Moon and in the process of letting go. It’s time to practice letting go by giving or disseminating from our own treasury. This giving can be giving of our wisdom, learning, time, attention, energy, or material even wealth.
Mercury, ruled Gemini, suggests giving to those close such as neighbors, siblings, and community or to give through communication. Since Gemini is about thinking and has the gift of gab, this could be a great time to visit family or community members and inspire and activate them. Maybe you can promote communication or give an energetic boost to a favorite community cause. You might give a neighbor a hand or give of yourself in some way. Consider a charitable gift to an organization that supports small local business, supports a local political campaign, or assists families in better communication.
The practice of giving allows us to identify with the Divine, the Abundant Source of all that is good in life. The Divine gives through each of us. Giving increases gratitude and gratitude leads to giving.
In the next 4 days, make sure to find some opportunity to give/disseminate. Remember words have power and can be used now to bring harmony. Time to share.
Just a note: Be sure to pay attention. Mercury begins to move very slowly as it moves toward retrograde motion. Mercury’s storm (less than 40 minutes of arc per day) begins on Wednesday. The retrograde is not the time to begin projects. It is the time to finish up all those that are already in process. Actual retrograde begins in a week.
Moon 9º Aries
October 1, 2:05 PM PDT
Full Moon - Illumination
This is the first Full Moon of the second portion of the zodiac year that back in March. And wow what a time this has been! The world as we have known it has been profoundly changed for most of us and we are still in the process of transformation. This Moon in Aries with Sun in Libra calls on to examine our issues with self in relationship. At the stage of this Moon the traveler is discovering that there are others and there is a drive for relationship. This Moon lets us see what contrary and undeveloped aspects of self arise to oppose connection with The Other.
During this time aspects of the ego self comes up for review. The ruler of Aries, Mars is currently in Aries and though some degrees away from the Moon will be playing a role in intensifying the raw drive, impulsivity, and need for action that is part of Aries. The key words for Aries are I AM and for Libra, I BALANCE. For this Moon I will be looking for what part of who and what I AM might be standing in the way of balance. How and in what kinds of situations have I denied who I AM in order to maintain balance and not disrupt harmony. I will certainly be looking at anger, passive aggressive behavior, and fear of anger and expression of emotions. In these times in particular, we are all seeing a great deal of that Mars type of energy and we serve our world when we have the courage to deal with it within ourselves rather than projecting it ourside ourselves and onto others.
The Moon sign directs us to the area being revealed and gives us clues to the qualities, situations, blocks, and blind spots that may be ready for release. This is the time to be honest and brave and identify negative patterns that seem to repeat or simply name strategies that just don’t work any more—and maybe never did, and set about a process of letting go.The activity for the Full Moon is to make a release list. Think about some of the things i've mentioned and begin a list.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
I release toxic anger.
I release failure to recognize the need for rest.
I releae impatience and intolerance.
I release blocks to being myself in relationship.
I recognize passive aggression in myself and release blocks to expressing anger. I release the sense of separation from the Divine.
I release blocks and obstacles to taking apporpriate action.
You release list is just the beginning. Write it out. Fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. The next phase will
be the Disseminating Moonon Tuesday.
Sun in Libra/ Moon in Aquarius
This is prime time for manifesting and using your imagination. Sun is in Libra and Moon is in Aquarius and we remain under the umbrella of the. What does this mean for you? This is the time to take advantage of Pluto in Capricorn to go very deeply in the process of using your imagination for image fulfillment. Jupiter is in Cap also to help make your manifesting grand and generous while Saturn is on hand to make sure there is order and structure. Your manifesting could take some time and some effort. In your imagining include effort as part of the enjoyment and the process with a reward of long lasting benefit.
Remember when you use your imagination, its best to engage all of your senses. Earthy Virgo will assist in getting all the details clear and bright. The Libra Sun will bring beauty and cause you to settle only for quality. The Aquarius Moon for this Gibbous phase brings the dreams that make spark the ideas to manifest. Aquarius is also the sign that seeks and encourages the manifestation of a new paradigm for humanity. Use this time to imagine that as well. Take time to read your list aloud, and fully imagine just how you will be using those things, situations, attitudes and blessings that are coming your way as the result of your work during this building cycle.
I am going to use this time to fully and completely imagine the good things in my life and my world that may not have fully manifested. I'll use all my senses to do this. I will aid the process by naming clearly as many of life's blessings as I can specifically and feeling intense gratitude for the many blessings that grace my life now. (Yes, I am taking time to include all of you who check in with mymoonguide.com as part of that gratitude.) All that gratitude will fuel my ability to imagine even more blessings coming my way.
I will take special care to avoid worry-the biggest misuse of imagination there is. I will use my good and skillful will to reign in worry, jealously, negative thoughts of all kinds. They are just not good for me right now. Sure, I will notice them and take any creative warning for what it is worth. I just won't dwell on these thoughts.
Between now and the Full Moon on Thursday afternoon, I will continue this exercise. As I do so, I will feel my personal will coming more and more in line with what I call the Divine Will and feel the comfort and confidence that comes with that strong connection. Then when I look up in the sky around Sunset and see the egg shaped Moon in the eastern part of the sky I’ll see a beautiful and beneficial future forming.
Join in. You might just call it an experiment and make notes on what you experience in a state of gratitude. How easy or challenging it is to fully and completely imagine all the good things in life coming your way. Many of us have to increase our tolerance for wealth, pleasure, and fulfillment. You might consider this a good time to set a course for happiness, fulfilling service, and love.
Make sure to appreciate and note each and every movement toward your better, fuller, richer life. Use gratitude as fuel.
Quarter Moon - September 23,
Libra Sun/ Capricorn Moon
The Quarter Moon energy is all about making adjustments, dealing with challenges and taking action that let's the Universe know that we are willing to cooperate and do our part to make our dreams come true even if it takes a little effort on our part. I like to remember that whatever I do toward making any one thing on my list become a reality, is activating all the other items on my list.
This First Quarter Moon is under the Virgo umbrella. The Sun has changed signs and is now in Libra, but we are still feeling the Virgo influence. The Moon is now 90º from the Sun and in the sign of Capricorn. Capricorn is all about structure and order with some elements of control about just how and who decides on the details of that structure and order. Libra, the Moon sign for this phase wants everyone to get along, play fair and assure justice for all. This may mean an effort from the emotions to deny or just hide the mess with something pretty.
If you are aligned and seek the next indicated step for you at this time, you are likely to fare better and make progress. So how does one get aligned? My suggestion is consider a gratitude list. As you count your blessings, you are sure to be reminded of times like these and how you successfully navigated such terrain. You might also in gratitude recall errors of the past with ideas on how to do better now.
The Virgo umbrella holds an important key—the rulership of Mercury. Let your wise and flexible mind support the value of structure and security sought by the Capricorn Moon with the aesthetic of the Libra Sun seeking kindness, beauty and justice. Invite images of how that might be and practice it in your life here and now. Remembering with gratitude the many good things that have come your way eases the tension of the Sun/Moon square and this prepares the way for imagining success that comes with the Gibbous Moon on Sunday afternoon.
Virgo Sun/Scorpio Moon
Virgo Sun/Scorpio Moon
Years ago someone described the Crescent Moon as the “Cheshire Moon”. For this phase I look at the evening sky, after sunset and see the Moon smiling at me like the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland. This is the phase that supports growth. During this phase I like to focus on one or two items on my manifesting list and get some ideas about my next indicated step.
I’ve made my list and now I’m looking for the opportunity to do my part in cooperation with the manifesting power of the universe to make it happen. This harmonious relationship between the Sun and Moon blends the practical and orderly Virgo energy with the intensity and drive of the Scorpio Moon. The good news for me is all I have to do is be present and open up the lines of deep communication. The natural order will reveal itself and all I have to do is follow orders to take my next indicated step.
PS Virgo Sun/Scorpio Moon would be a great time for planting. Make sure you keep in mind summer plants are out because there is less and less light and the air will be chilling. There are lots of cool weather crops, like kale, broccoli, carrots, beets. This is a great time for planting greens. It’s all the little things that help keep life fresh.
**Just a note here. I am a day late in posting don't waste time in getting to attending to you work for this phase. Tomorrow evening the First Quarter Moon is exact and you will be moving to the next phase. Also we are officially in fall as the Equinox is today, September 22, 6:30 am pdt. We will continue under the umbrella of the Virgo New Moon, but now all will be flavored with Libra.
NEW MOON IN VIRGO
SUN AND MOON IN VIRGO
SEPTEMBER 17 @ 4:00 AM PDT
The Sun and Moon are in the same sign for each New Moon. This helps us examine and focus on the particular area of life and energy frequency that is being activated at this time. I have come to deeply appreciate Virgo as the sign of service, work, and loving care. This is the sign of discernment and analysis and when true to itself, the sign in which the mind is in service to a power greater than itself.
Virgo, the maiden, is one of only 3 signs of the zodiac represented by a human form. It is a mutable or adapting sign in the element of earth. Virgo is said to be ruled by Mercury. Some modern astrologers attribute ruler ship to Chiron (Clow; Mason) while others suggest Vesta (Bloch and George). Certainly our old version of Virgo is not enough to contain its many gifts and assets.
The gifts of this pivotal sign are needed at this time when there is so much to digest. The body function under Virgo's rule is digestion, the gut. Work, service, small animals, and routine are Virgo issues as is health, healing and the practice of the healing arts. Key phrases for Virgo are I analyze, I heal, I discern. The Virgo approach can take things apart and reassemble them for maximum benefit and efficiency.
To use Virgo energy, enlist the help of the Divine Feminine, often portrayed as a virgin. This aspect of the Divine is sure to listen and help identify, refine and reach our goals. Ask Her help in making your manifesting list. Take time to write your list as this helps make it more concrete. No need to limit or even be “realistic”, though Virgo energy might suggest just that.
Here are some things I'm thinking of putting on my list:
I work “smart”.
I am efficient and organized.
I enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
My mind is orderly and disciplined.
I establish a good routine of exercising my physical, mental and spiritual bodies.
I am discerning without being judgmental.
I know Divinity is in the details and I am pleased to deal with the small stuff of life.
I accept “good enough” when it is good enough and let go of perfectionism.
I have a job I love that satisfies me (and I know when to quit).
I am healthy/healed/ and a healing presence.
I am happy serving the Divine in Its many forms.
That is the start of my Virgo manifesting list. It’s good enough for now. I am going to be working on this list and hope you find time to do so for yourself. I like to add "this and better than this comes to me easily and pleasurably for the benefit of all concerned."
I’ll write my list. Read it aloud. Fold it in a special way and put it in a special place. Have fun with this. Now is the time to discover the hidden power of Virgo as a new and different expression of the feminine.