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Astrologer | Teacher | Writer | Speaker
LOL! Ah well, it happens to the best of us!
Here’s the TRUE link to my new blogsite for your perusal – and thank you for your patience, understanding and heads up!
Laurie Rae Rezanoff
Astrologer | Teacher | Writer | Speaker
If you’ve been feeling confused this month, you’re not alone.
If you’ve been wondering why things seem to slip through your fingers this month, you’re not alone.
If you’ve been overwhelmed by emotions and feelings, you’re not alone.
If you’ve been living your life in one reality, then out of no where realize it’s been an illusion all along, you’re not alone.
If technology seems to be one huge tangled up mess, you’re not alone.
After posting my previous post, “Neptunian November”, I thought it timely now to delve into the OPPOSITE sign to the mutable water sign of Pisces (ruled by Neptune) which is the mutable earth sign, VIRGO.
We must remember this: when a planet and/or Moon’s Node is moving through a sign, the opposite sign is also influenced energetically. There is a mix and a pull between the two signs and planets/Nodes etc. all at the same time. And we may not be aware of the opposite sign’s influence to what we are learning about ourselves until later on.
What is Virgo? Virgo loves to BE of Service out in the world, to serve and BE there for others. There’s this grounded practicality to it – hands-on definitely – getting our hands dirty in some regard because we LOVE to DO this work of Service, which turns out to be organizing something (usually paperwork) or people or events or closets or whatever needs to be organized.
Another aspect of Virgo is about the PROCESS. We love love love processes – aka rules of the road – and perfecting them. We ALL have Virgo and Pisces in our charts and therefore are influenced by this Chaotic Neptunian November whereby Neptune and the South Node of the Moon are together at 9 degrees of Pisces – all month! Creating a continuation of the Halloween’s energetic tendency of having the veils between the worlds thin and easily accessible. ALL MONTH. So what does this mean to all of us?
The South Node of the Moon is where Karma lays. Unresolved issues from our past – be it this lifetime or a culmination of other past lives. Something unresolved this way comes – to BE resolved somehow, somewhen. Within the sign of Pisces, the South Node brings forth issues of Drama – victim/rescue me/I feel persecuted! – in some regard within your personality, reality, illusion, delusion of what you ‘see’ to BE your respective life. For all of us.
Bringing in Virgo, where the North Node of the Moon sits exactly opposite, at 09 degrees of Virgo, comes forth the path our Soul wants us to head into. There are the high and low sides to every sign of the Zodiac. For Pisces: that Drama Triangle is one of the lows – along with escapist and addictive tendencies in order to escape the current reality of our lives.
Within Virgo, the low is Perfectionism. That Ego-brain/mind/Self’s need to BE perfect, not make any mistakes, end of, or else! For some of us, this can be extreme – terror in fact – of making a mistake. Can you ‘see’ the enormity of energy it takes to BE PERFECT here? Yikes! Talk about carrying around a huge stick to beat ourselves up with, constantly. No wonder North America is such a stressed out continent of people!
What’s Pisces/Virgo and the Moon’s Nodes message here? Especially with the veils between the worlds being so thin and accessible all month? Remember also, we began this Moon cycle in Scorpio (fixed water sign) on October 30th – just a day before Halloween or All Hallows Eve. Scorpio brings forth ALL our FEARS to the surface and out of the Darkness of the New Moon to be revealed by the Full Moon, into the full light. To BE SEEN. Now, during this Last QTR Moon phase we’re in currently, whereby we all experience our respective “Crisis of Consciousness in regards to the Ego-Self”. Meaning: something our Ego-Self DID NOT want us to know or be aware of or conscious of – magically revealed itself to us as of this week! Remember that Neptune, ruler of Pisces, can be nebulous. Pisces itself, as one of 3 water signs, is fog, mist, nebulous. And how many times this week did we wake up to fog? Interesting the timing of Nature with the planetary alignments.
Mercury rules Virgo – so yes, the Ego-mind/brain/Self comes into play here because Mercury represents the logical brain. “How can I BE perfectly logical and right and on time and always eager to please all at the same time?!”
Neptune rules Pisces – the spiritual/divine essence of BEing of Service BEYOND the Ego-Self/brain/mind – going WITH the flow, energetically and otherwise, WITH your True Self/essence/eternal BEINGNESS that is God. With Love, Compassion, Joy and Forgiveness. Without Drama. Without control over/power over, trying to BE Perfect.
Do you see how the Drama within the realm of Pisces is triggered by the Virgo need to BE Perfect? The low of one sign triggers the low of the opposite sign. If it didn’t work out exactly the way our Ego-mind/brain/Self wanted it to – then wham! Victim-thinking, being, o woe is me feeling…
Then, of course, that hot potato is way too hot to handle, so lets find someone to BLAME (persecution) or to be RESCUED by (the rescue portion of the Drama Triangle program). Huh? Bloody Hell! I did it again…
So we have Neptune AND the South Node currently in Pisces at 09 degrees.
We also have the North Node in Virgo, at 9 degrees, sitting opposite. Mercury rules Virgo and is currently in Sagittarius (18 degrees) the mutable fire sign, which has been creating a stress/tension line to BOTH Nodes + Neptune. Sagittarius is how we seek our Higher Truth, BE our Truest Self. Huh. Do you see how the planets support themes around the chart?
Mercury’s position in Sagittarius wants us to LET GO of perfectionism. Human beings are the last to know that we already ARE perfection – in God’s eyes. End of. BEing HUMAN is just as important – as in, it is OKAY to BE wrong. To make mistakes. To feel our feelings. To laugh at ourselves and pick ourselves up and move along, WITH Love and Compassion and Forgiveness.
THIS is the key: how are we loving ourselves despite our drama, addictions, escapist tendencies, and perfectionistic ways? With compassion, or yet another stick to beat ourselves up with? And forgiveness – yes! Please forgive yourselves along the way.
Each of us is a beautiful work in progress, and each of us has our own unique PROCESS to learning how to BE our True Self, along the way. It just so happens we are all undergoing yet another rare event (Neptune + the South Node in Pisces whilst Neptune Stations Direct – aka standing still all month!) that supports all of us to LET GO of Drama AND Perfectionism – even if it is only a teeny tiny wee bit more – from however we’ve been living our respective lives already THIS lifetime AND from whatever we carried forward from our other lifetimes. To this moment in Time, here on Earth, in 2016.
Love your Ego-mind/brain/Self. Use compassion. And forgive it. Over and over and over for as long as it takes. “What will it take, now, for me to be comfortable with being human, to make mistakes and love myself for it. What will it take?” or words to this effect – say it as a mantra – giving it out to the Universe to help you help yourself through these Chaotic, nebulous, times.
Posted By: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Astrologer | Writer | Teacher | Speaker
Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff 2016
It’s been a month since I last wrote a post. We all needed to pause, reflect and re-balance ourselves and our lives during the previous New Moon in Libra September 30 – October 29th. How did you do? What decisions did you make? Conversations/connections made? Are you satisfied with where you are, now? Did you gain equilibrium in some regard?
Today’s New Moon occurred at 11:39 a.m. MDT with both the Moon and Sun connecting at 07 degrees Scorpio 44′ AND Mercury holding hands at 09 degrees Scorpio 41. Cool! Our minds will be connecting in a deep-seated way this Moon cycle too! More awareness re: your fears and resistance to change. Emotionally – Scorpio is the Ice version of Astrological water signs, and the most private sign in the Zodiac. Hhhhmmm….Mercury will change that! Talk talk talk…including Self-Talk!
Pluto rules Scorpio, therefore rules this Moon cycle. Expect deep transformative changes, emotionally, perhaps right down to those deep-seated roots you’ve been hanging onto, unconsciously/subconsciously so. Currently, Pluto and Mars have been dancing together within the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn since October 15th, bringing forth Action (Mars) and transformation of the need to CONTROL things (Pluto) and their outcomes, as it relates to material gain (Capricorn), reputation, long-term goal-setting. If you needed to sip from the Cup of Courage to Take Action whilst also walking through feeling those deep-seated fears (!!) yay you! How does life look today, after having done so?
Scorpio rules the following areas of our respective lives (check out where in your charts the Sun is shining a Light into the Inner Darkness + the Moon brings up emotional issues to be healed + Mercury culling out thoughts/study/conversations to be had about ALL of this):
November 2nd, during the New Moon phase of initiating the NEW this Moon cycle, Venus connects with the Moon at 19 degrees of Sagittarius. Here She regains her breastplate and COMPASSION, via the Heart Chakra. All within 8 degrees of the Galactic Centre too! So some Cosmic Compassion this way comes – opening our Hearts to MORE LOVE, compassion and forgiveness – to/for Self and Others. Think back to December 7, 2015 when you REMOVED this breastplate/compassion via Venus’ journey of descent into the Underworld. What were you undergoing at that time, emotionally? Now see yourself, and your life, today. What needed to DIE within you back then, to be healed, that you are now fully embracing With Love? Cool, eh? Do you ‘see’ your Inner progress, hearfully? THIS is how Astrology supports Inner Evolution! As we evolve Within, our world evolves Without.
Remember this: each New Moon cycle brings forth a NEW cycle of emotional evolution, Within. The theme changes due to the sign both the Moon and Sun reside together in. By the Full Moon phase we are Illuminated with Inner understanding as to what was struggling, from Within, OUT of our Inner Darkness, to be brought forth INTO the Light of Love, Understanding, Compassion and Forgiveness. We all do this, consciously or otherwise, every Moon cycle. How I Love Astrology!
If you are ready, willing and want to explore your birth chart, to ‘see’ your Inner You more closely, give me a call! In Calgary, Alberta Canada: 1-587-353-8085 or via email: RainbowsAstro ‘at’ shaw.ca – I look forward to your call and your willingness to deeply explore that which you’ve been afraid to embrace, and evolve from, before now.
Posted by: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Intuitive Spiritual Astrologer | Teacher | Writer | Speaker
Photo Credits: taken by Laurie Rae Rezanoff or from Google Images
Today Mercury, planet of communication and self talk, meets up with the North Node, or Dragon’s Head – the intended Soul direction to head into – both sitting at 12 degrees of Virgo.
What direction are you heading into today, mindfully? And is your mind guided by your Ego/brain or by your heart? The Lion’s Gate Portal connection is open today too. Coincidence? I think not. Heartfully connect Within today…
BE aware of where you are heading forward, aligned with your Soul’s Intention, via your heart-centred knowingness.
Are you HERE, in the moment and in the Now? If not, where are you? In the past with regrets or in the future full of fear of the Unknown?
Sit a while, BE in the Moment with Self and Higher Self and your guides and angels – whomever you deem to be guided by. Find your breath, relax into your Inner You. Breathe slowly in and out, and in and out…
Ask to hear or see or just know the Divine message(s) pouring forth from Sirius via Orion’s Belt stars and the Sun in Leo – all aligned today – bringing YOU what you need to know (Mercury) right now.
Believe in your Self wisdom. Believe in your Inner knowingness. Listen to your intuition. Then take action.
Connect with your Heart of hearts, and feel the Love you have for yourself. BE in that Love, and nurturance, from the Divine.
Know that you are not alone. That you are supported, guided, loved and Beloved. Say HI to loved ones who have already passed over. Have a conversation with your Higher Self. Chew the fat as the saying goes…
We are all learning to lead via the heart by receiving. What exactly are you receiving today? Be mindful yet heartfelt about it. Allow what comes to come. No judgement. Could by just a feeling of peace. Simple.
The ‘Summer of Storms’ seems to be ongoing. No Sun in Leo for us today here in Calgary. We will feel it via our hearts. We will share it by the warmth of our smiles. And the Soulful love from our eyes. Be in your moments, be aware of how you feel, what you think, and what you wish to create in your Life.
Perfection (Virgo) is already Within you. There is no need to DO it / BE it more or better. You are already there. Let Go of the Old Habits of NEEDING to BE Perfect, every moment of the day! This is the Shadow of Virgo. We are currently undergoing the Crescent Moon phase – a time of Light coming to take away the Darkness our Egos reside in.
What enLIGHTenment is required for your Ego-Self this Moon cycle? The Crescent Moon phase heralds the Inner struggle between the Old way of DOing/BEing with the New way that is showing itself, within the growing Moon’s Light. Allow yourself to ‘see’ what needs to stop struggling, to surrender, and BE in the Light – of this Crescent Moon that began at 29 degrees of Virgo (!), Sun in Leo, Mercury + North Node in Virgo. Let go of the NEED to BE Perfect! You already ARE.
Posted By: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Intuitive Spiritual Astrologer | Teacher | Writer
Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff 2015 and 2016
Today, 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!
The 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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
Posted by: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Intuitive Spiritiual Astrologer | Teacher | Writer
Photo Credits: Nature pics by Laurie Rae Rezanoff, otherwise Google Images
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