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The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present & Future…

dsc05115This current Moon cycle, which began November 29th at 5:19a MST at 07 degrees of Sagittarius 43′, had both the Moon + Sun standing together in the sky within the element of mutable fire. Sagittarius brings out How and What we Seek about our respective Higher Truths. Our philosophy of “Why Am I Here? What Is My Purpose?” We were all in the Dark about some aspect of this theme at this time.

By Full Moon, December 13th at 5:07p MST at 22 degrees of Gemini 26′, we all saw something of ourselves Within the Light, if only a wee bit more. Gemini brings forth information, people, connections/communications/conversations. Some AHA! moments ensued, and sharing of what has been learned, even if it was just in your journals.

Today, the Moon phase of the Last QTR Moon begins at 6:57p MST at 29 degrees of Virgo 38′, just hours prior to the Sun entering 00 degrees of Capricorn (as of 3:45a MST) heralding the Winter Solstice or New Moon timing of our Solar (Sun) year. Our longest night is December 21st – the Darkest time of the year. Hence all of the Christmas lights, candles and parties to distract ourselves from this annual Darkness, that can sometimes plunge us into depression, anger, sadness, joy-lessness. Embrace this Winter Solstice energy with Light in your hearts and minds, as you look forward to family gatherings this weekend! The Yule Log was a symbol of Light, and the Ancient Egyptians introduced the symbol of the tree at this time of year, believe it or not! NEW GROWTH, which is a very Cardinal thing to do (Capricorn being the element/energy of Cardinal Earth) and the more Light we have, the better the growth!

dsc05169The Last QTR Moon phase brings about a Crisis of Consciousness of some sort that creates a reorientation of some aspect of our Ego-self that has been in charge up until now. Due to whatever you have experienced this Moon cycle, so far, what comes to mind, as a habit or way of DOing while BEing, that is about to be jettisoned out of your life, perhaps forever?

Virgo brings forth the need to BE of service, helping others, learning a trade/industry, sharing in the processes of DOing the work, with others usually. The Shadow side of Virgo brings the NEED to BE Perfect/perfectionism, procrastination delaying moving forward because “it’s not perfect yet!”, in all things to the point that we can alienate others because our Ego-self demands perfection – from THEM and SELF. Virgo also rules the health of the physical body, and those of us with either Virgo Sun/Moon or Virgo Rising or Virgo in the House it rules, the 6th House, our attention is always drawn back to how well we are looking after our physical bodies – the Temple that also holds our Inner Temple of our respective Spirit/Soul.

Virgo is also the opposite sign to Pisces. Here we learn to create an “AND” world by embracing both sides of ourselves (and yes, we ALL have every sign of the Zodiac in our charts, therefore we ALL undergo each sign’s gifts for evolution: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually). What we CHOOSE to do with these planetary gifts/cycles of opportunities for inner self-growth is up to each one of us.

A couple of interesting planetary formations have been going on during this Moon cycle. They are:

  • Neptune + South Node, in Pisces: Neptune rules Pisces, and their natural home is the 12 House of the Spiritual/Divine Self (Higher Self or God or Great Spirit – however you ‘see’ this to be), our Past Lives, and our Hidden Self (hence the Past Lives) whereby we can be trucking along, living Life, yet UNCONSCIOUSLY undermining ourselves via self-sabotage, hence the 12th House of Self-Undoing…The South Node, the Dragon’s Tail that brings forth old unresolved issues from our past, to be swept away, (from this lifetime/past lives) for us to SEE and FEEL and re-EXPERIENCE, with the intent to become conscious of this issue, heal, forgive and let go of, if possible (sometimes we only take yet another layer off, to be continued another time). Neptune and the South Node have been slowly coming together all summer, and were EXACT (together, at 9 degrees of Pisces) from November 13 – 23rd during the previous Moon cycle. That was the ‘full moon’ peaking time for these two. Now, within this Moon cycle, they have passed one another, yet still close together to create tension to DISSOLVE (Neptune) those illusions/delusions our Ego-Self has been navigating under for who knows how long. Where in your chart is Pisces? This is where the themes of that House have been affected by illusion/delusion – Ghosts of YOUR Past. Here we are ‘seeing’ that Old Age of Pisces’ Drama Triangle trilogy – vicim/victimize – rescuer/rescue me –  persecutor/bully others. How are YOU doing the “o woe is me!” stance of Victim? Then perhaps rushing out to rescue some OTHER to disregard your own situation? Or perhaps blaming an OTHER for it all, thereby not taking responsibility for YOUR actions/inactions? The previous time the South Node travelled through Pisces was January 26, 1997 until October 20, 1998 (Jupiter helped a wee bit to make it LOUD and CLEAR what needed to be healed back then). What did YOU experience of any of these themes back then? How have you grown since? What still sits unconsciously Within? Neptune’s been in Pisces since February 3, 2012 until March 30, 2025 – still a bit of a journey ahead. I will list all the outer planetary transits through Pisces below, later on in this post.
  • Mercury Rx (Retrograde)! OMG! Yes – a FOURTH cycle of Mercury Rx that usually occurs just three times a year! The actual timing of this Rx period is December 19 to January 7, 2017 in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn – how we think about Material Gain, our reputations, the goals we set for our Future Self, and the integrity of who / how we do business with in this world. Taking current resources and transforming them into something NEW that is required to be shared for the good of all. The pre-Rx Shadow timing was from December 1st to 18th; the post-Rx Shadow timing will begin January 8 – 27, 2017. Think of the actual Rx period as the “peaked or full moon” time, with the lead up – then fall away, energetically, before and after, respectively. When Mercury, the planet of communication, conversation, learning, sharing knowledge, and data gathering, is Rx, our logical brain goes offline and we dip into the intuitive/creative side instead. Here reason doesn’t matter. Straight-lined thought no longer exists. Thinking outside the usual boxes is key, along with reconnection with people from our pasts, and clearing up paperwork/closets/garages etc. will be the norm this Christmas! LISTEN, to your INTUITION. BE CREATIVE with problem-solving. Laugh at yourself as much as possible. We are all human beings journeying our respective, wonderful processes of evolution – a beautiful work in progress! Sincerely, heartfully, yes you are! Mercury Rx asks us to change our minds about HOW we DO material gain. If it hasn’t been working for you until now – what needs to change? And then DO IT. What House is Capricorn in for your Life? From 15 degrees Capricorn 07′ back to 28 degrees Sagittarius 52′ – we are revisiting ALL the thoughts, conversations, decisions we’ve been making since December 1st! Need a do-over? Now’s your chance. Ghost of Your Christmas Present! What are you learning about yourself that you didn’t know you needed to know? Mercury rules our self-talk too! How are you coaching yourself, internally? And how mindful are you of this process? And, Expect the Unexpected along the way!
  • Both the Moon and the North Node are in Virgo as of today’s Moon phase, and we are,  at the same time, letting go of AND moving forward FROM that space, all at the same time! The Moon sits at 29 degrees of Virgo, and the North Node, the Dragon’s Head, sits at 05 degrees of Virgo 57′. The Dragon’s Head/North Node beckons us onward INTO the Future, INTO the Unknown in some regard. Ghost of Your Christmas Future – what are you letting GO OF, that your Ego-Self has held onto for far too long, creating havoc within your daily work/physical health regime? What aspect of these two themes needs to 1) BE Released, and 2) NEW avenues of daily habits embraced, truly now, for a healthier YOU in future? No coincidence that many people are down with flu/colds right now…I love Astrology! True Blue planetary cycles of TIMING, every time!
  • Before I forget! Venus regained her Necklace (aka Throat Chakra – finding our true voice!) as of December 3rd during the Crescent Moon phase, at 25 degrees of Capricorn! Do we see a theme here! LOL! Where’s Capricorn in your chart? What haven’t you been able to ‘voice’ before now re: your financial needs/wants? Think back to November 7, 2015 when we all removed that Necklace. What died Within since then, that now comes forth with greater integrity, truth and honesty, for you?

dsc05095While I researched the Pisces end of things today, I looked back at previous cycles of the outer planets through Pisces – all setting us up for what we are undergoing now! Let’s begin with the Ruler of Pisces – Neptune:

  • Neptune’s orbit lies between Uranus and Pluto, and takes 165 years to orbit the Sun, therefore the Zodiac and our charts! The last time Neptune was in Pisces was from April 1847 to April 1862 – and the world underwent revolutions in Europe, the Communist Manifesto was written by Marx & Engels, the USA saw the beginnings of the Confederacy (with their Civil War occurring in 1876), the Atlantic cable was completed under the ocean, and Darwin published Origin of Species in 1859. There was an explosion of metaphysical/spiritualism teachings and groups forming (theosophy), and Ether was discovered (Pisces is nebulous after all) transforming medical science at the time for surgeries. What have we seen since 2012? I like Steven Forrest’s take: “Binge TV watching of TV series becomes a national pastime.” I’d say it is global! Pisces is all about escapism, addictions and how our Ego-Self finds ways and means to create the illusion/delusion that we are NOT connected to God/Spirit, that we are NOT an eternal spiritual being experiencing a life of feelings and senses in the physical. Check this out for your own life. And, think about the thoughts/feelings/intuition you’ve been having since 2012 about YOUR spirituality. What is it? What does it mean for you? How do you DO it? You don’t – you BE it! Ego Does, Spirit IS/BEs!
  • Uranus was last in Pisces as of December 31, 2003 until May 29, 2010. Here is when our communication devices exploded (Uranus rules technology and the fixed air sign of Aquarius, and the New Age of Aquarius) and who doesn’t have a smartphone these days? Well mine hit the water a while back and I’m thinking of getting a new one in 2017! LOL! No pun intended (water – Pisces, get it?). iPads and cellphones and reading tablets rather than books – who knew we’d get so close to Star Wars/Star Trek life? Previous to this time: Uranus entered Pisces April 2, 1919 until January 13, 1928 (hence those “Roaring Twenties”!) ending just prior to the Crash of ’29! In between the two World Wars – look at all the escapism then. What do we have today? Pot smoking, cocaine addictions, alcoholism and gambling galore – or marathon TV watching! Whatever your addiction – take heed. Now’s your chance to CHANGE that tune! Embrace the Virgo as opposite sign’s cycle to create NEW healthy habits.
  • Saturn traversed through Pisces January 29, 1994 until April 7, 1996. Saturn brings structure and restriction/constriction into our lives. Jupiter likes to expand things; Saturn the opposite. Let’s get serious, responsible and set goals! Pisces says “Nah, let’s not and pretend we did! Party hearty!” Or “Let’s meditate on that a bit, k?” Where were you back then? Did you begin any new spiritual practices, visit groups who opened your mind and heart to spirituality? How were your escapism/addictive behaviours? Where are you now, with all of this? Anything left off on the side of the road, forgotten along the way these past 20 years? The next round of Saturn in Pisces will occur from March 8, 2023 until February 14, 2016. Don’t wait – use the current cycle of Neptune and the South Node to LET GO of old outmoded habits, and create your NEW spiritual structure now – or at least bring forth baby steps of change…
  • Jupiter was in Pisces from January 19, 2010 until June 6, 2011, before that Feb 5, 1998 until February 13, 1999, and before that Feb 21, 1986 until March 2, 1987. Jupiter beckons us to EXPAND our horizons, embrace other cultural spiritual truths, try them on for size, and perhaps GROW spiritually as a result. Look back and ‘see’ where you were during these noted times, and check out where you are with them now. Any changes? Any revisiting of old ideas that, again, were thrown off to the sidelines of your Life? Hhhhmmmm….what needs to be reincorporated now into your daily life?
  • And I had to include the North Node – we currently have the South Node in Pisces (letting go of old outmoded stuff from the past). North Node in Pisces asks us to move gently, lovingly, and heartfully INTO our Future Self’s need for spiritual connection in some regard. To BE is Spiritual; to DO is Ego-oriented. We can BE as we DO! Think about it, meditate on it, walk in Nature and ruminate over it. Every 19 years the Nodes return to the sign they were in 19 years previously. Last round for the North Node in Pisces was from June 23, 2006 until December 19, 2007. Previous to this it was December 3, 1987 to May 22, 1988 – do you see the overlaps of several planets and the years gone by? The North Node is our Soul’s way of getting us to evolve ourselves in a direction not walked before, or not often. Hence our Ego-self’s reluctance to move forward with any excitement about doing it! ‘Tis a challenge to keep on keeping onward and upward – why else would we live so many many many lifetimes? Check back to where you were pushed beyond your known world during the noted times above. How well did you allow yourself to do so? How does WHAT you allowed/or not allowed NOW an issue, this year especially, that needs healing or letting go of? Any illusions/delusions you grabbed onto (sometimes so that the Ego-self ensured “I AM RIGHT! HUH! Go figure!” rather than what was TRUE for you) that now don’t seem to be healthy or truly YOU? Be honest…

dsc05157I have shown our Past, Present and Future scenarios of new Inner growth themes herein. We have endured a lot as a global community through the Ages, and now as evolved spiritual BEings. What does the current cycle of Neptune + South Node in Pisces bring forth for you as opportunities for Spiritual change? How will Mercury Rx help you to “change your mind” about how you go about gaining, materially/physically? What will tomorrow’s Winter Solstice in Capricorn, the first day of Old Man Winter’s reign (hey! what was that -30C degree weather earlier this Moon cycle anyway? A heat wave!?) bring forth as a NEW way to set personal goals in your life? What DO you wish for yourself in 2017? Honestly, truly, heartfully? Beyond presents and things – what DO you truly wish for? Imagine (Pisces) the BEST! Trust, follow your intuition and your feelings/emotions and BE! Then DO!

MERRY CHRISTMAS Everyone! Love and Hugs to All, and to ALL, a Good Night!

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Posted By: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Astrologer | Teacher | Writer | Speaker

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff 2016 Christmas season

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Co-Creative, Heartfelt Leadership – New Moon in Leo!

DSC04664Hi Everyone! It’s been quite the ride with the weather during the last Moon cycle – huge thunderstorms here in Alberta, with either driving rain and/or hailstones and wind, with flash floods. Fort McMurray, in northern Alberta, experienced first the horrific forest fires in May, and just this weekend flash flooding due to 75″ of rain in one fell swoop! Too bad the rain didn’t manifest back in May to belay all the damage and destruction. Quite the example of masculine then feminine elemental energies there to balance everyone, and thing, out up there. It will be interesting to see what this natural re-balancing creates in their future!

Today’s New Moon in Leo brings a more sedate energy – fire that is fixed – so we truly are in the middle of the Summer season and weather. “The lazy hazy dog days of summer” – named by the Ancients in Egypt who realized, when the Sun entered the fire sign of Leo at some point in August, it also aligned with the fixed Dog Star of Sirius, lining up with the three stars of Orion’s Belt AND the Sphinx down here on Earth! This timing in 2016 is on August 8th – the Lion’s Gate Portal – embracing the Cosmic HEART energies into your life! This will occur while we undergo the Crescent Moon phase. A lot of what I write about herein is setting us up for the two Eclipses we’ll be experiencing in September. So BE mindful, heartfully and intentionally, this Moon cycle, of what you WISH to manifest for you these next 3.5 years of Life Experience…

What does this mean for you and me? Read on..you’ll ‘see’ a theme and pattern here…

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Fiery Sunset AND Thunderstorm!

As I write this post, the Sun and Moon came together as the New Moon as of 2:44p MDT at 10 degrees of Leo 58′ (so close to 11 degrees!). Where is Leo in your birth chart? This is the focus for all of us, any or all of the following, to experience, avoid, be denial of (your choice!):

  • Love and Romance: what do either of these concepts MEAN, heartfully, to you? What is your heartfelt INTENTION around these subjects, FOR your Life now and 3.5 years into the future? Remember: with Leo – we are either coming from the HEART (love), or we are coming from the EGO (mind) – are you showing up whole-heartedly or just mindfully without heart? Interesting…
  • CREATIVITY: here we learn not only to CREATE our Life IN the NOW moments (not the past nor the future), we also LISTEN with our Hearts as to WHAT IT IS I WISH TO CREATE! Do you know what you wish MORE of and BETTER, FOR YOUR LIFE, now? How well are you listening to YOUR inner wisdom space, hearing the voice of your Higher Self/Creative Self? Thank you Oprah and Deepak Chopra for creating such an awesome and magical 21-day challenge with this theme, for the rest of us to grasp and incorporate into our lives! I’ve been blogging about this for several years now – and they have CREATED a hands-on practice that is easy to follow and incorporate into your own life – if you so choose! What we create (positive and negative) comes right back to us – via circumstance, people, relationships – you name it! If you want BETTER – BE positively HONEST with yourself – emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually – then you will show up honestly with Others. And on and on – the ripple effect is amazing! Trust me…
  • Generosity: how are you sharing yourself with others? Is it in a balanced, equal give-and-take way? By standing in your power, empowered, creating a win-win for everyone involved? If not, why not? Another sign of victim-rescue-bullying of the Drama Triangle otherwise…or martyrdom if you aren’t coming from an empowered place within…is it time for you to let this go yet?
  • Celebration with Fun & Play/Children’s Energy: watch a child at play – imagination abounds, glee and joy at just the PROCESS of creating something out of nothing! Return to the wonderment and joy of BEing a dynamic creative and fulfilled BEing of Light that you are! Truly yes you are. So am I. Every moment of the day…and CELEBRATE each glorious sunrise and sunset, the NEW creative day ahead, and then write about it in what I call my CELEBRATION Journal (used to be the Gratitude Journal up until this year). My friend Julie in Vancouver Island suggested we both think of it as a CELEBRATION now, which is MORE than just Gratitude…
  • Determination: allowing yourself, once you KNOW what your WISHES are to CREATE in the moment, to envision these wishes WITH heartfelt INTENTION, determined to ‘see’ it come to fruition within your Life! Without limitations or restrictions or second-guessing…allow your vision to fly up to the Cosmos like a balloon, filled with ALL of your heartfelt wishes and dreams and intentions – that are HEARTFELT, not of Ego-mind origin! There is a difference.
  • Tempering Arrogance: this one we all have issue with – as Human Beings – we cannot live down here on Earth without the Ego (or the Monkey Mind that likes to assist the Ego) to resist change, BE RIGHT/self-righteous, MY way is the BEST because it JUST IS! Etc etc etc…this is all coming from Ego not the heart with Loving kindness, compassion, forgiveness and on and on…do you ‘see’ the difference?
  • Leo Rules, Physically: the back and spine (having the backbone to support your own wishes/dreams of your Truest Self), exhaustion/heat exhaustion (burning the candle from both ends – why?), the HEART! And Inflammation of any or all these areas means you haven’t been listening to your physical body’s needs! This Moon cycle, if you aren’t paying proper attention to yourself, your needs, your physical body’s needs, then any of the areas I’ve already mentioned will be ‘talking to you’ via pain, discomfort etc. If they do, TALK to those areas of your body – ASK them what it is they NEED from you, heartfully, lovingly, and provide it. Don’t ignore it…
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Alberta Roses in Bloom on Nose Hill

Coming from a HEARTFELT place WILL MELT negative issues you may encounter/experience this Moon cycle. Invite yourself AND others INTO your heart. Create peaceful solutions, together. Co-creating spaces – all themes I’ve been blogging about since 2009! To push us all along to this end, we will also experience the following:

  • A YOD, the Finger of God, points directly at the Sun/Moon aka New Moon in Leo position, as of today! The two planets that require each of us to LET GO of OLD PATTERNS OF CONDITIONING this Moon cycle, who create the base of this formation, are Pluto Rx (retrograde, inner-directed and therefore personalized transformational energy) within Capricorn (how we look at and expect material gain in our lives, plus focus on reputation, the public aspect of self, goals we set for ourselves for long-term gain) – how do you EMPOWER yourself, create win-win situations vs. power and control struggles Within and Without? Then there are BOTH Neptune Rx and the North Node Rx in Pisces – both are personalized (taking things personally, BEing hypersensitive about it, for a reason!) AND directed to make us ‘SEE’ in ourselves – HOW are you IMAGINING a BETTER and GREATER world/life for yourself despite what came before now for you? OR, are you still stuck on that Old Drama Triangle (from the Old Age of Pisces) of “I’m a Victim, Rescue ME!” Or “I feel Persecuted/Bullied! Help me! DO THIS FOR ME!” Or, “I cannot stand my Victim position, so I’ll just go out there and RESCUE someone else instead!” The latest version of this Drama Triangle we are all dealing with in 2016 has been MARTYRDOM – “I’ll do this on behalf of the rest of the family, the company, the world even! And no matter how much it hurts, or harms, or kills me, I will not refrain from the challenges!” Or words to that effect…thoughts, feelings, behaviours, habits…just saying – we are ALL undergoing rapid changes Within to LET GO OF THESE attitudes and beliefs from our collective past lives we lived within the Age of Pisces. The MORE you LET GO and begin to IMAGINE a magical, creative Life of wonderment and joy that your Soul envisions for you, the sooner you’ll EMPOWER yourself to BE more in the Now, leave the past in the past, and the future to the Unknown, AND empower all of those you interact and relate to daily, in turn! BE the change, BE the peace, BE the love, BE the Co-Creator of YOUR LIFE! This is what LEO and the New Moon are signalling for us now.
  • Grand Trine in Water: this is interesting, very interesting. Three of the Asteroid Goddesses (Juno – Sacred Marriage – in Scorpio + Pallas Athena – Warrior for Equality – in Pisces + Vesta – Home/Hearth/Sexuality with focused intention – in Cancer) within the element of water (feminine gifts of feelings, emotions, intuition, insightfulness, symbols, and allowing yourself to receive all of these) are connected via love lines with one another. How are you allowing yourself to receive any or all of the above, for you? Then honestly stay with it all, deal with it all, forgive and move on, lovingly, with self and others? Huge AHA! moments, watershed moments to come, if you’ve been doing your Inner Self work up until this New Moon. If not, well, could seem like a tsunami hit, all at once. Be aware, BE in the moment, and know we are all undergoing this too! None of us are alone. Ever.
  • MERCURY! Yep, twill be the last and 3rd round of Mercury Rx (retrograde) coming up for us! Hooray! I love this timing, I find information I didn’t know I needed to know (depends on the sign Mercury is travelling through within my chart) AND in Virgo – Mercury (and VENUS!) are setting us up for the upcoming Solar Eclipse in Virgo September 1st (action we’ll take for the next 3.5 years of Life Experience on whatever we decide upon between now and then). A chance for do-overs in conversations, thoughts, ideas, decisions – this is Mercury Rx. HOW we communicate and what we CHOOSE to talk about. Interestingly, Mercury rules Virgo! So yes, we’ll BE in our minds a wee bit. The pre-Mercury Rx Shadow period begins August 10th, with Mercury finally Stationing Rx as of August 31st, then BEing Rx until September 21st (Autumnal Equinox timing!), Stationing Direct again September 22nd, and the post-Mercury Rx Shadow will continue until October 6th. REMEMBER: look at this period as a chance to ‘see’ what you’re saying/thinking/writing/sharing, to whom, and how, and why and when (especially your Inner Talk!), then during the actual Rx period, to whom, why and when do you feel you need to revisit that conversation or shared experience? And once Mercury is Direct again – the decisions you made between now and September 22nd, were they heartfully what you TRULY wanted/desired/ expected/wished for, or not? So again, once Direct, you have another chance to change your mind! Ensure that you keep tabs on major decisions made and when, so you can look back at this timing to ‘see’ how on track you heartfully were, co-creating with your Higher Self/Creative Self, truthfully. Allow Virgo’s Shadow need to BE perfect, to KNOW IT ALL NOW, and to BE of SERVICE beyond the call of duty (!!) to be part of your past responses. BE of Service, heartfully. Look after the health of your physical body, heartfully. BE in service to YOURSELF, creatively, lovingly.
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Nose Hill Park Labyrinth with my Aries friend, Chris, leading!

And: The Leo New Moon calls for a NEW way to be a LEADER, within a team environment. How are you leading by your heart? This is totally different from “wearing your heart on your sleeve” – heartfully, Inside You, what is your motivation towards your intentions? Are you motived from your Ego/Mind or your Soul/Heart? This is the key difference. How are you leading the way, from Within, and for? What is YOUR unique gift to the world, that only you can create and share because You are YOU? Embrace your uniqueness in the world – don’t shrink from it! I will blog about Hilary Clinton, Venus’ synodic journey through Leo since August 2015 and how we women have been letting go of the old, and as of tomorrow (August 3rd) are consciously retrieving the NEW, step by step, as the powerful leaders we truly are! Stay tuned…

I’ve been actively looking for a day job for two years now – Virgo rules the daily job front, and happens to be my Rising Sign (making Mercury the ruler of my birth chart too!) and is the opposite sign to my Pisces Sun/Soul self – have I been embracing my true unique self that has incorporated ALL the experiences, and talents and skills that came along with it all, that are now reduced to my Resume? Am I truly looking for work (in addition to the Astrology, my passion and first love!) that reflects ALL of me? WHERE do I find ME in the work I look for? Interviews I had these last two years did not show the fruition of jobs because I was NOT in the right and proper frame of mind to SHOW UP authentically as ME. Sometimes we show up to BE what we think others want us to BE…we all have done this. I tell this tale to encourage all of us to BE authentic, as much as we can, in EVERY MOMENT, we can. BE honest, trust your heartfelt feelings/intuition, watch for the magic of signs and symbols in your environment that help lead you intuitively to YOUR next step, and CELEBRATE! You, yourself, your life. Always, in All Ways.

Blessed BE!

Posted by: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Intuitive Spiritual Astrologer | Writer | Teacher

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff in July 2016

New Moon + Venus in Gemini…

Gemini glyphToday, at 8:59p MDT, the Sun + Moon + Venus will be sitting at 14 degrees of the mutable air sign of Gemini, initiating yet another cycle of NEW inner change, emotionally, with Ego-self examination along the way until July 4th’s New Moon. Today marks our 6th New Moon of 2016.

Interestingly, having Venus in the same degrees of Gemini is key this month. Venus represents our Desire Body – heartfully, what do YOU desire in your life this Moon cycle? What feelings and intuitive insights come forth while you think on this now? Venus rules the fixed earth sign of Taurus and the cardinal air sign of Libra – what can I DO (Taurus) + what can WE DO (Libra) via creative change?

Gemini, ruled by Mercury, brings forth all things communication, learning, reasoning, thought-provoking, Inner Talk, and how we interact/socialize with our local peeps (from the people we live with, to neighbours, to local merchants and local community). Is it time for you to step into Community in some regard? Gemini also rules short-term trips – time-wise and distance-wise. Driving through Calgary these days is deemed a short-term trip!

Lunar MansionsThe Lunar Mansions, first developed from the earliest Astrology which was Moon-oriented (not Sun-oriented as we have now) were followed by both Babylonian and Egyptian Astrologers.

Each 30 degree sign of the Zodiac (Aries through to Pisces) was sectioned into 3 parts, called Decans or decanates (3 x 10 degrees) within each sign. The first decan of each sign was thought to reflect the true essence of that sign’s element (i.e. 0 – 9.59 degrees of Aries deemed to be Aries, ruled by Mars). The second decan (10 – 19.59 degrees of Aries) deemed having underlay energies of the next Fire sign in the Zodiac – Leo, ruled by the Sun. The third decan (20 – 29.59 degrees of Aries) has the underlay energies of the last Fire sign, Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter. And so forth, through all 12 signs.

Hence, those of us born with our Sun signs within the first 10 degrees of that sign truly ARE that sign, whilst those born later, within either of the two remaining decans or decanates, will also have an underlay of energies of another sign and ruler within the same element. Another reason why people with the same Sun sign come across differently – it depends WHERE within the 30 degrees of that sign they were born into.

Today’s New Moon + Venus sit at 14 degrees of Gemini – the 2nd decan of Gemini – which means the energetic underlay is LIBRA (next Air sign over), ruled by VENUS! interesting…hence what ARE your Desires, what messages/data are you picking up on, mulling over, this Moon cycle to help you DECIDE upon those Desires? What will be Your Next Steps forward? We are balancing out differences, viewpoints, needs and desires as best we can.

The whole Zodiac consists of 12 signs x 30 degrees each = 360 degrees.  The Lunar Mansions further sectioned off the Zodiac by 12.5 degrees each – the Moon’s motion is approximately 12.5 degrees a day, and its full cycle of 28 days from New Moon to New Moon. 12.5 degrees x 28 days = 360 degrees. While the Sun takes 365 days to travel the full Zodiac, the Moon travels it within 28 days. There are therefore 28 Lunar Mansions.

These Lunar Mansions zero in on the Moon’s journey, monthly, through the Zodiac. No matter what phase the Moon is in, it is also in one of the mansions. Today I introduce the Moon Mansions within the Moon phases I blog about, adding yet another layer of INsight to our collective Lunar/emotional journey of monthly emotional Self-growth.

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Mich, Tammy & Savannah 2015

From The Moon Oracle card deck (by Caroline Smith and John Astrop, 2000) today’s New Moon + Venus at 14 degrees Gemini means we are travelling through the 6th Moon Mansion (represents 04 degrees Gemini 17′ to 17 degrees Gemini 08′ of the Moon’s journey). It is called BRIDGE, showing two people (Gemini’s glyph is The Twins) standing with their backs to one another, facing in opposite directions, only touching one another via one foot raised behind each of them. The key phrase for this card, “Bridge of compromise; suddenly finding something in common.” This card’s meaning brings in both Mercury (ruler of the 1st Gemini decanate) and Venus (ruler of the 2nd Gemini decanate) and they express themselves differently, symbolizing opposing views:

  • Mercury is flexible and yielding, fast and versatile, for good or ill.
  • Venus is slow, and can be possessive.
  • They both share in the ability to socialize.
  • Hence why this mansion is about differing ideas and/or opinions.
  • The touching of the feet by the two figures means the ability to form a bridge of understanding, mutual ground, and to strike a compromise.
  • Mansion six is about peace-making, bringing forth the possibility of a harmonious outcome in a situation in which there has previously been great opposition.
  • Question is: where in your Life has there been opposition? Do you wish to make peace? If so, how will you go about it this Moon cycle?

Again, we return to Venus – what do You Desire from this situation? Look to your birth charts – where does 14 degrees of Gemini reside within it? This is the House of Life Experience that requires a PEACEful resolution now – something in your life that has NOT brought you peace in a long while. This New Moon in Gemini (going back to The Moon Oracle cards) is a dormant sign (as most air signs are) no real growth potential, except for REVISION – revising current situations/circumstances that create a Win-Win outcome for both/all parties involved. IF both parties are ready, willing and want to move forward.

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Wave Action, Neck Point, 2013

The trilogy of Moon + Sun + Venus in Gemini create one-fourth of a dynamic planetary formation this Moon cycle – that of a Mutable Grand Square – connecting the Gemini planets with the following players within the other mutable signs:

  • Jupiter + North Node Rx in Virgo – expansion + amplifying our Soul’s forward movement into where we wish to BE of service daily, perfecting our processes to that end. Moving BEYOND boundaries we’d set in place many many Moons ago!
  • Saturn Rx in Sagittarius – structure of our current life, and constricting our focus upon seeking a Higher Truth of our purpose out in the wider world. Still deeply held Within – not fully realized for outer action just yet.
  • And Neptune + South Node Rx in Pisces – culling through our Past escapist/addictive tendencies (are we still on that Drama Triangle of victim-rescuer-persecutor?) and/or that need to BE Martyr (all shadow aspects of Pisces) – to be aware of, then let go of, in order to master our Ego-selves into Higher Service, beyond the physical/Earthly dimension, yet still HERE on Earth, within our physical body.
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Strawberry Trees, Neck Point, 2013

This Mutable Grand Square brings tension/stress Within, a need to go with the flow, yet yielding only so much – we NEED to hold our ground, stand up for Self’s needs and the direction for Our Soul’s intentions – in other words, don’t be pulled OFF your path to go the way Others want you to. What is required here is BE your own person, find a compromise to create a win-win for all, AND still move forward upon YOUR Life Path. This is what we are all learning, together, how to do within this New Age of Aquarius. BE ME, And BE with others, not aggressively so. Lovingly, kindly, with open minds and hearts, as we learn together, yet each of us moves forward upon our respective Life Paths – not FOR others, nor abandoning our need for our OWN life.

Gemini rules the hands, wrists, arms, lungs and nervous system. How many of you have noticed numbness already this week in any of these areas of your body? The lungs can hold past grief/grievances. I highly recommend the book, The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal for further INsights on the possible emotional/mental blockages created within the body by you, until now.

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Nanaimo Harbour, 2013

Today’s society is inundated by suppression, denial, escapist tendencies to NOT deal with our emotions/thoughts on a daily basis. Bring the wisdom of Athene, the White Goddess who rules this Lunar Mansion Six, to the table. Her emblem is the Owl – Inner Wisdom. Athene tells us that we do possess a wealth of inherited talents and gifts. Are we using them for advancement, for the good of others OR just looking after our own interests? None of us are an island – we need one another, in cooperation, to move forward on our respective Life Paths. Each problem brings a chance for creative thought and resolution.

Gemini is versatile, and broad-minded OR can hoard information/power = knowledge Ego-Self control issues. Bring in your scattered ideas, have a think, chat with others, then take action when your intuition deems it time to do so. Not before. Remember: this Moon cycle is a time for REVISION – take stock of where you’ve been and how you arrived to where you ARE NOW. BE honest with yourself, take responsibility for your past actions and words, then decide upon a new plan, cooperating with those around you. Win-win.

Blessed BE!

Posted by: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Intuitive Spiritiual Astrologer | Teacher | Writer

Photo Credits:  Nature pics by Laurie Rae Rezanoff, otherwise Google Images

New Moon + Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year 2016

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Happy New Year! Within the Chinese Lunar calendar, today is the First Day of Spring within their Tiger month. This year we celebrate the Year of the Fire Monkey! For those of you wishing to know how a Fire Monkey year will impact your Chinese Astrology sign, I suggest you see this link: http://www.chinesefortunecalendar.com/2016/ – they give the years of birth to help you figure out the Chinese Lunar year you were born into. I am a Dog – faithful, loyal, wanting to be of service.

According to the Chinese Fortune Calendar, “…the Chinese Year of the Fire Monkey brings forth the elements of Metal and Water. Metal is connected to Gold and Water is connected to wisdom and danger.  “We will deal with more financial events in the year of the Monkey.” Yes, Pluto continues its journey through Capricorn, our sign of how we gather our material gain! Monkey is smart, naughty, wily and vigilant. If you want to have a good return for your money investment, then you need to outsmart the Monkey. Metal is also connected to the Wind. This implies “the status of events will be changing very quickly.” Think twice before you leap when making changes for your finance, career, business relationships and people relationships”.

At 7:40a MST today the Sun and Moon came together @ 19 degrees of Aquarius 16′ as the New Moon. The Sun brings in the active and vital male principle while the Moon brings forth the receptive and intuitive female principle.

At New Moon we are all unconscious about some aspect of Self that requires healing, love and acceptance. By the Full Moon we become fully conscious of what this aspect of Self is that we’ve unloved before now. The fixed air sign of Aquarius brings forth innovation, orginality, community socializing/connection, humanitarianism, technology and wishes we have for ourselves to manifest within the very near future. Here we connect with our Future Self – downloading future knowledge from the Cosmos – to be shared with community.

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Sign of Aquarius

Everyone thinks the picture of Aquarius means it is a water sign because it is known as the Water-Bearer. The Water is the flow of Universal knowledge that is emptied down from our Milky Way, through our Sun and Moon onto Earth and into our consciousness. What are you allowing yourself to RECEIVE this Moon cycle? Where is Aquarius in your chart? This House location brings forth NEW knowledge and original thought for You and to share in your respective worlds. Future information, ideas and communication that is required NOW. Use it and share it.

We continue to experience YODs, or Fingers of God, this Moon cycle. Two Yods this time, asking us to let go of those old patterns of conditioning that get in our way preventing us moving forward into our Future Self. We continue to learn to let go of the connection of Eris within Aries to the North Node and Jupiter Rx (retrograde) in Virgo. How to BE ME, yet also allow IN connections to Others and BE of service too. Pioneering NEW In-roads Within to share Without. Instead of Ceres we now have both the Sun and Moon (aka our New Moon position) wishing to work together with Vesta (this time, Uranus is still in the picture, but more Vesta) and Eris. Re-balancing our unconscious (for now) wishes and dreams (Aquarius) with concentrated focus (Vesta) via our respective gender role needs (Eris), and once we let go of our fears to DO this in a NEW way, then whoosh! we have more energy to BE of service (Virgo) in the realm and mode our Future Self (and Soul!) has envisioned!

New Moon in Aquarius YODSThe new YOD connects Mars in Scorpio to the North Node and Jupiter Rx in Virgo, and wants to take action despite our fears (Mars) and work/be of service in a direction not before tackled (North Node + Jupiter Rx) to expand our horizons and boundaries into new territory. Are you ready? Could be paid work or volunteer work or housework or physical body health work or all of these. Whatever gets you up in the morning. These two areas are pointing to the Uranus + Vesta + Eris group in Aries – fiery instinctual assertion to BE FREE TO BE ME (Uranus) with focused concentration (Vesta) and a re-balancing act of Inner Divine Feminine and Masculine powers and energy (Eris). Again, Pioneering new IN-roads of aspects of Self not before recognized/conscious about before now. It will be interesting to ‘see’ what you ‘see’ about yourself by the Full Moon! Think of it as uncovering new self-identities for yourselves this Moon cycle! Identity Crisis anyone?

Last Moon cycle we had a tumultuous ride with Mercury also going Rx from 00 degrees of Aquarius back into 15 degrees of Capricorn, giving us TIME to THINK about HOW we go about creating material gain in our lives. What IS material gain to you and your world? How do you GO after it? Or attract it? Or envision it? Mercury will return to 00 degrees Aquarius as of Valentines Day! What rethinking have you done since December 20th?

Uranus rules this Moon cycle begun in Aquarius. Technology, inventions, and innovations abound. Uranus is in Aries, so watch out for “These are MY toys!” or fits of impatience or anger. Sharing is a good thing! Being acknowledged for your invention and work and service is a good thing. Demanding it, BEing within Ego-Shadow won’t garner any koodoos. Self-righteousness and the attitude of entitlement, not so much either. Take your Ego-Shadow out of the way to create space and room for the NEW to come IN!

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Hathor Rattle, Dendera Temple, Egypt 2011

Interestingly, along with the two Yods, there are two groups of planets Squaring (creates inner tension and stress until you ACT to create necessary CHANGE in your life) one another AND two groups of planets Trining (Love lines of connection, within the same element – in this case earth and water) one another. Two + Two + Two = Six. The number 2 numerologically signifies a Business number – the business of Love, therefore me and other, partnerships, connecting mind with spirit or body. The number 6 signifies Creativity – with fun and play, and understanding without even trying. Appreciating the arts and beauty around you, creating something NEW within your realm. Remember, cooking and baking is creation too!

The key Square groups are:

  • Pluto + Venus + Mercury in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn: EMpowerment + your Desire Body + your Mindset – how to bring these three players together to create something NEW from current resources (Capricorn) squaring off with Uranus + Vesta + Eris in the cardinal fire sign of Aries (methinks this Moon cycle is trying to get us over this Aries hump!) to allow our instinctual Self to pioneer new IN-roads to our true individual selves, and learn to play well with others! Vesta can be the workaholic, forgetting to come up for air, let alone relationships! And Eris still likes to roll out that Apple of Discord to disrupt the current Chaos to bring in more peace, balance and harmony! What are YOU afraid to let go of (remember that Yod!) in order to use your CURRENT building blocks (my toys) of personal resources to create something NEW in your life? What’s stopping you? We’ve been moving through this Pluto square Uranus dance since June 2012. How’s it been? Tired of the same old dance yet?
  • Sun and Moon in the fixed air sign of Aquarius: our New Moon starting point of unconsciousness. Future Self knowledge. Are we blocking its path somehow? Squaring off with Mars and Juno in the fixed water sign of Scorpio. Deep waters here, more fear perhaps? Preventing us from embracing our TRUE PASSIONS? Do you know your passions? Have you actually allowed yourself to FEEL them? BE honest with yourself, and TRUST that walking THROUGH your fears garners a NEW life and more energy to take ACTION with a balance of Inner Divine Feminine and Masculine power energies. Note the INNER…within…not without. Balancing act. Fixed also means stubborn…just saying…
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Bouganvillea, Aswan, Egypt 2011

So while the characters above are playing hide and seek with all that stress and tension to make us MOVE (!), the following characters are sending love lines of assistance to one another:

  • Jupiter Rx + North Node in mutable earth sign of Virgo: are you seeing a pattern here? Do I need to repeat myself? LOL! BEing of service via expanding our usual boundaries of how we see this to BE, AND the North Node indicates a SOUL DIRECTION change. Mutable signs like to go WITH the flow, around a mountain, not climb it! The love line from Virgo connects with Pluto + Venus + Mercury in cardinal earth sign of Capricorn. NEW resources created from ones we already HAVE (ie. talents and skills and experience and other tools in our toolbox). We can DO this! We already have the tools – what’s stopping us? Earth = practicalities, groundedness and BEing tactile or hands-on about it.
  • Mars + Juno in fixed water sign of Scorpio: yep deep-water swimming here, past those fears and INTO passion! Love line connects us to Chiron + South Node in mutable water sign of Pisces! Yep, MORE Woundedness from that Old Age of Pisces to BE healed via WALKING through your FEAR of BEing MORE than you already allow yourself to BE, in this moment. Connect Up with your Angelic Peeps/Teams, bring in Love and Forgiveness, to Self and Others (depends on the fear-base you now own) and MOVE it all out! Yay! Water = intuitive insights, emotions and feelings, and RECEIVING!

Easy peasy everyone! BE Love and Compassion and FIRE and WATER and EARTH! Bring in the AIR via the unconsciousness you reside in via this current New Moon phase. I will guide everyone through the maze of the two YODS throughout this Moon cycle! And if you need one-on-one guidance, give me a call! We can look at your Moon Cycle report together and zero in on where your Fears reside, what is preventing you from ASKING for help and guidance, and then what needs to be let go of! I can be reached at 1-587-353-8085 here in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Blessed BE!

Posted By: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Intuitive Spiritual Astrologer | Teacher | Writer | Speaker

Photo Credits: Google Images + my own nature pictures!

YOD, or Finger of God in Aries…

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Balloons & Orbs, West Bank of Luxor, Egypt 2011

Here we are, within the first 24 hours of the Gibbous Moon stage in Aries – yay! What wonderful NEW growth, and inner development of your Soul Self can you evaluate thus far this Moon cycle? BE honest with yourself now…

I thought it would be a good time to zero in on the energy of the YOD, or Finger of God, planetary formation that was activated within the Seed of what was the New Moon on November 11th. By Full Moon, November 25th, that Seed will have become a Flower – in full bloom, showing ALL of the Light being Illuminated upon the face of the Moon, sitting directly opposite the Sun, now in the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius since Sunday.

YOD Finger of God Nov 2015At New Moon we began this current Moon cycle within Scorpio – also activating one of the base planet groups (namely the Moon + Sun + Mercury) that make up this YOD. See my Moon chart herein for the graphic details. From New Moon to Crescent Moon we all underwent some sort of Shadow work with our respective Ego-self, feeling the fears, yet moving forward anyway. Especially the fear of TRUSTING Self and Others! Fear of trusting our own intuitive wisdom!? Fear of trusting that “I know what is best for MY life! At any given moment in time….”? What do you mean? I’m fine, really and truly, just fine…I mean I FEEL fine…

Before Wednesday’s Full Moon in Gemini at 3:44p MST, we will all experience the apex portion of this YOD or Finger of God, sitting as Uranus Rx (retrograde) in Aries (with Eris not too far away, just waiting for any chance to send in her Apple of Discord to shake things up a bit). Expect the Unexpected IS Uranus – that lightning rod of Change, striking out within our respective lives, seemingly out of nowhere. Hhhhmmm….I wonder what Change this way comes?

There will most likely be a HUGE AHA! moment for most of us, bringing forth the Energy of Taking a Risk via Instinctual Action (Aries). Uranus Rx demands we step forth AS our true Authentic Self – no matter what the situation or person or circumstance we attract to us in order to BE so! It will be interesting – there is something DEEPLY revealing coming forth (Rx action of any planet brings “stuff” up from the hidden depths within us, becoming conscious out of our subconscious). You will notice that this Action will reveal itself, and it won’t be instantaneous due to the Rx motion – take advantage of this moment to think before you leap!

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Abydos, Egypt 2011

As I stated in my last post, Uranus has been traveling through Aries since March 13, 2011. Take stock of all the ways you’ve systematically stripped down, layer by layer, due to circumstance by circumstance, since that date, revealing more and more of Your True Inner Nature. Are you MORE Authentic today compared to March 12, 2011? Or are you still hiding from yourself, allowing that Ego-self monkey mind to trap you in the illusion of fear? Hhhmmm…It’s been about “Free To BE ME!” all this time….

As you experience these next few days prior to the Full Moon, BE aware that the MORE energy you feel and ‘see’ to use as forward NEW action towards your True desires, the more this tells you how well you managed to deal with the initial deeply-held Scorpio fears since New Moon! Yay! There will be something that beckons your forward upon a New Path not taken before now (deep Within, that also brings opportunity from Without) matching equally the space that was recently cleared of the Old. Yay! Celebrate! Hip hip hooray!

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Egret on the Nile, October 28, 2011 Aswan, Egypt

Ensure that you do indeed TAKE ACTION – ‘seeing’ the opportunity is one thing; DOing something about it is the Next Step. This IS the Risk. Back at the New Moon we were all asked to TRUST in the Unknown this Moon cycle. Almost feeling like we were blindly walking forward in the dark. The Light is almost 100% ON by now – take a good look – what do you SEE?

Then just after the Last QTR Moon phase in Virgo, December 3rd, we will feel the activation of the other base planet of this YOD: Jupiter Rx in Virgo! What issues re: BEing of service have you had since August 12th? This is when Jupiter entered the mutable earth sign of Virgo, The Virgin. Virgin originally meant “not owned” by anyone. She was independent, educated, her own person, self-reliant and self-sufficient. Not dependent on any man or woman. Her True Authentic Self.

Virgo rules the 6th House of unequal relationships (used to be known as the House of Servants/Masters) whereby we switch between BEing student and teacher, apprentice and mentor, guide and BEing guided. Where are You in this mix? Only our Ego-self will rebel and think “I’m as grown up as I can possibly BE already! I know it all or as much as I’m prepared to learn!” Or words to that effect. This is a person who is unteachable. Who is arrogant and perhaps shut down.

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My Try at Carpet Weaving, Cairo, Egypt 2011

We ALL must let go of our Fears (Scorpio) of NOT KNOWING everything! Our Fears of BEing judged for NOT BEing PERFECT (Virgo’s Shadow side) all the time! At whatever AGE we are, right now, it makes no difference. Many people have lost their livelihoods due to the downturns in economy, the Energy industries, and redundant skills that are no longer required due to massive technology changes (again Uranus). Huge change to learn a new skill within our 50’s or 60’s in order to keep a day job (ruled by Virgo).

Between December 3rd and 7th, BE aware of those initial Ego-self Fears (Scorpio) you underwent at New Moon. Now, with Jupiter Rx in Virgo amplifying the energy to EXPAND out beyond our usual boundaries of what we have called our day job/work before this time, we have the OPPORTUNITY to create an “AND” between where Scorpio activated your fears within your birth chart, AND where Jupiter Rx is asking, yet again, for you to TAKE ANOTHER RISK, a Leap of FAITH (Jupiter rules Sagittarius after all) into yet another Unknown aspect of daily life. and DO something different – work-wise, physical health-wise, learning-wise.

Remember, you will “SEE” what this Risk, Leap of Faith action is to BE in your own life by Full Moon. And by Balsamic Moon December 7th, we close the loop and journey begun in Scorpio November 11th. Here we Let Go of OLD FEARS in a brand NEW Way – this Balsamic Moon is at 00 degrees of Scorpio 01′! Wherever this degree resides in your birth chart, herein activates a NEW CYCLE of letting GO of fears, TRUSTing Self and your feelings and intuition, to TAKE those Next Steps into your New Life!

Trust that there will be a Divine “auto-removal” unit working behind the scenes in each of your lives by Balsamic Moon – you’ll feel nary a blip if you’ve been DOing your conscious feeling/intuitive work all along this Moon cycle!

Blessed BE!

Posted By: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Intuitive Spiritual Astrologer | Teacher | Speaker | Writer | Facilitator

Photo Credits: Egypt pics by Laurie Rae Rezanoff and Lois Christensen

Blue Moons and the ‘Dog Days of Summer’…

New Moon Rising

New Moon Rising

When is a Moon blue? There are a few ways, actually.

  • When there are TWO Full Moons within one calendar month – as in July this year. The first Full Moon occurred July 1st in Capricorn.
  • When the Earth erupts with volcanic ash, which in turn skews the skies and changes the colour of how we see the Sun and Moon from Earth – hence the blue tinge.
  • And the same thing happens during major events of forest fires – the ash from these fires alters the sky and hence the colour of the Sun and Moon we see from Earth.

With all the forest fires in the NW of Canada and the US, I am sure there are regions where heavy ash in the air has changed the colour of your view of the Moon. Today’s post notes Friday’s Full Moon in Aquarius as the second Full Moon in this month of July, therefore a Blue Moon. At 4:43a MDT on Friday, the Moon and Sun sit opposite one another, whereby the Moon reflects the unconscious desires of the Sun, ILLUMINATING or putting a spotlight on that which our Soul (Sun) truly wants us to know this Moon cycle. The Full Moon is at 07 degrees of Aquarius 56′ and the Sun is at 07 degrees of LEO 56′.

Egret on the Nile, October 28, 2011 Aswan, Egypt

Egret on the Nile, October 28, 2011 Aswan, Egypt

We began this cycle in Cancer, on July 16th (the ancient date of the heliacal rise of the fixed star, Sirius, indicating the rise of the Nile River waters at Memphis, ancient capital of Egypt) and now we ‘see’, emotionally, what we’ve been GROWing through these past two weeks! I mention Sirius, the Dog Star, to bring in the ‘Dog Days of Summer’ phrase we hear this time of year. Returning to ancient Egypt, these ‘Dog Days’ corresponded to Sirius, the Dog Star or brightest star in the night sky, of the constellation Canis Major. This star was highly regarded and revered by the ancients because its heliacal rising (meaning, star rising just BEFORE the sunrise) would light up the Queen’s Chamber in the Cheops Pyramid at Giza Plateau, just outside of Cairo, pronouncing the Planetary New Year (July 26th in current era time). The Sphinx, the constellation of Orion (his belt of three stars is used to find Sirius in the night sky), the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sirius itself were all intertwined with Goddess Isis and God Osiris mythology. Sirius was the Pole Star at the time of the building of the pyramids. Some believe Sirius was the Star of Bethlehem, and that the three stars of Orion’s Belt foretold the Three Wise Men’s journey to see Jesus’ birth. [I just had to add this bit, quite interesting! There is a excerpt from the book, Secret Chamber, by Robert G. Bauval, within a post titled “The Egyptian Star of Bethlehem” on his website, http://www.robertbauval.co.uk. Read it and see the correlation to how the original myths of Isis and Osiris have morphed into current myths, as well as what the traditional Christmas Carole, “We Three Kings” referred to – very interesting!] And the Dogon tribe in West Africa have a tale to tell about all of this too. Google it to find out!

Giza Pyramids behind Sphinx, Giza Plateau, 2011

Giza Pyramids behind Sphinx, Giza Plateau, 2011

Here is the saying re: those Dog Days of Summer:

Dog Days bright and clear Indicate a happy year. But when accompanied by rain, for better times our hopes are vain.

Those ‘Dog Days of Summer’ occur between July 3 and August 11th, when the heat of the brightest star (Sirius, the Dog Star) combined with the heat of the Sun, bringing with it our hottest days of the year. The timing is said to be 20 days prior to, and 20 days after, the conjunction of Sirius and the Sun. The Sun does enter the fixed fire sign of Leo anywhere between July 19 and July 23rd until August 19 and August 23rd (changes each year), hence the FIRE/heat, the Sphinx (Age of Leo?), and on and on. Of course in 2015, we’ve had MORE rain than Sun, and methinks the last line of the verse above is telling us something for this next year to come…

Hathor, Isis & Osiris @ Philae Temple, Aswan, Egypt 2011

Hathor, Isis & Osiris @ Philae Temple, Aswan, Egypt 2011

Esoterically, and interestingly, Sirius is believed to be the Blue Soul Star of our solar system’s Gold Sun Star, and when the two travel together in the sky (called a conjunction whereby the earth, Sirius and our Sun are in direct alignment) there is a 70 day period of NOT seeing Sirius due to the light of our Sun over-shining it. This 70-day period was thought to be the time when Isis went into labour, to birth her son, Horus. Hence a re-birth and re-generation period for all. Here in Calgary, the timing of the heliacal RISE of Sirius (due to elevation and latitude) occurs August 27th at 4:25a MDT and it SET back on May 2nd at 19:48p MDT. Which means – Sirius went underground (behind the Sun) for 117 days (not just 70) and will RISE again, BE RE-born as of August 27th for Calgary and area. Interestingly we’ve already had a Mercury Rx timing during May and June, plus a Star of David planetary formation (some say SIRIUS means Star of David!) and now this Moon cycle of emotions and rain! How will YOU BE reBORN by August 27th? Sirius is currently sitting at 14 degrees of Cancer 14′ – FYI…this New Moon began @ 23 degrees of Cancer… [For those of you living elsewhere in the world, I suggest you visit Isidora’s website, http://www.isiopolis.com/author/kleaisidora and her post therein, dated July 19th, to find the link to the online astronomical calculation to assist you to find when Sirius rises and sets for any year up to 4712 BCE, where you live. Very cool!]   In 2015, there is the Lion’s Gate Harmonic Alignment (earth + Sirius + Galactic Centre lined up) due to the 8-8-8 (August 8, 2+0+1+5) which began July 26th, peaks August 8th, then wanes until August 12th. This creates a Galactic Portal of downloaded cosmic energy/information to all of us on Earth. This is a tumultuous emotional time for all of us, whereby staying CENTRED and GROUNDED is most important, and meditation helps too! The Galactic Centre resides at 27 degrees of Sagittarius 04′ as of July. Check your charts to see where this (and Sirius) activates your Life!

Aswan, Egypt Sunset + Orbs! October 2011

Aswan, Egypt Sunset + Orbs! October 2011

Coming back around to the upcoming Blue Moon/Full Moon in the fixed air sign of Aquarius, we also see Venus is Rx (Retrograde or going backward/inward) at 00 degrees of Virgo 03′ – a new cycle of how we LOVE and LIKE the Service we do in the world AND with the health of our physical bodies! Inwardly moving through all fears and issues surrounding this theme in your life. The Full Moon in Aquarius brings us face-to-face with our Future Self – new insights of HOW to do our daily habits (Moon) for now on! While the Sun, sitting in Leo, brings new LIGHT on the action we take to CREATE and have FUN with it all in the process. As always with an opposition (Moon and Sun this time) we want to create an AND here – so at Full Moon phase Friday, how well do you COMBINE the needs of your Future Self with our Inner Child just ‘wanna have fun!”? What do you need to do to bring BOTH to the table and combine both sides of yourself here? We also have TWO Grand Trines (triangles) hooking up 3+ planets each in the same element: one is in the element of Fire signs, and the other is still in the element of Water signs. They are:

  • Grand Trine in Water: continuing on from the New Moon, Chiron Rx in Pisces connects to Saturn Rx in Scorpio and connects to Mars in Cancer, who in turn connects up with Chiron Rx in Pisces. Taking emotional (water) responsibility (Saturn) for our deeply-held fears (Scorpio) of how we are still traveling along that old Age of Pisces’ Drama Triangle (Victim or Rescuer or Persecution) which we truly want to heal (Chiron). AND, then we take action (Mars) to assert ourselves to better loving emotional care of self and family (Cancer).
  • Grand Trine in Fire: this has popped up anew, just in time to bring us 29 degree Celsius weather on Friday here in Calgary!!! Do you see a weather pattern happening? Here the Sun in Leo is connected to Pallas Rx in Sagittarius who connects to Vesta in Aries, who in turn connects back up with the Sun in Leo. Illuminating (Sun) the creativity and fun (Leo) of your Inner Child with that self-involved (Aries) Self focus and concentration (Vesta) at home AND wanting to BE out in the wide world (Sagittarius) looking for your Higher Truth of your mission here this lifetime, as the Warrior of your feminine side (Pallas) and yes men, this means you too! We have a combination of masculine (Sun, Leo and Aries) and feminine (Pallas and Vesta as feminine asteroids) energies here that want to take ACTION (fire) in some way. In other words – BE in your feminine energy while DOing your masculine action, and vice versa! Combine and blend it all together as best you can.
Outdoor Meal First Day outside of Cairo, 2011

Outdoor Meal First Day outside of Cairo, 2011

Ceres, yet another feminine asteroid, sits at 00 degrees of Aquarius 45′ in Rx (so inwardly working with us). She is the Goddess of the Harvest, Grains and how well we are nourishing ourselves. As I write this I notice how much GRAIN I’ve been eating this week already! Damn! Here we have an opportunity of a NEW cycle of how our Future Self wishes us to FEED our physical bodies – emotionally eating or mindfully eating? In a balanced, original way. Aquarius beckons us to BE original – so whatever the current dieting trend is, out there, doesn’t mean it is meant for YOU and your body…follow your Intuition (Moon) to figure it out! Your body knows and it will talk to you (review what I wrote about Cancer in the New Moon post!) if you are NOT following what it needs in nourishment at this time. And where Ceres sits, in opposition to the Sun in Leo, allow the Sun to ILLUMINATE what is right and true for you!

Felucca outside our Cruise Ship on the Nile 2011

Felucca outside our Cruise Ship on the Nile 2011

Another interesting note, where the Sun is in Leo, it creates a connection to Neptune Rx in the sign it rules, Pisces. The connection is one where our Soul (Sun) is really really wanting us to LET GO OF OLD PATTERNS OF CONDITIONING whereby we go into that Drama Triangle of Victim et al vs. VICTOR aka standing in your power, BEing emPOWERED rather than feeling others have POWER OVER you….does any of this sound familiar for you? I myself had a wee meltdown yesterday, tsunami of sorts, that totally took my breath away AND all those stored up emotions I was hanging onto for many a month. Pisces and Neptune can hold the ILLUSION of sanity, that I am on top of my emotions (!!!) or we can be DELUDING ourselves. The key here (Chiron), working with Soulful action via the Sun in Leo, is to BE creative, come from the HEART, and LOVE yourself through whatever these stored-up emotions represent in your life. Being Rx, Neptune asks us, deeply within, to BE real, SEE your reality, and IMAGINE (Neptune) that Life can BE happy, fun and playful (Leo). Rise UP beyond the Ego-self and TRANSCEND aka master your Inner Child’s tantrums. Not to say we won’t have meltdowns in the future – we will – just how often, when and how long is the key (Chiron) to change. Drama is drama (Shadow side of Leo by the way), and to what extent is your choice, every time. If you have felt or experienced ANY of the above – Yay you! It means you are right on time, in Divine Timing, as always, in all ways. Love YOU, BE You, and all the rest will follow. Blessed BE! Posted by: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Intuitive Spiritual Astrologer, Teacher, Writer, Facilitator & Speaker Photo credits: My favourite pics from my 2011 Egypt trip! Enjoy!

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