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Full Moon in Cancer: Cardinal Grand Square…

dsc05155Initiating something NEW (Cardinal) and with Illumination (Full Moon) intuition, feeling, and sensitivity (Cancer). The Moon rules the cardinal sign of Cancer – therefore highly sensitive feelings being dealt with during the Full Moon phase which begins at 4:35a MST January 12th and lasts until the Disseminating Moon phase, January 15th at 4:48p MST.

The coordinates for this first Full Moon of 2017: 22 degrees Cancer 27′ – where does this reside within your birth chart? Here is where the Full Moon reflects the unconscious desires of the Soul (Sun) – what are yours?

Cancer themes, as a cardinal water sign, bring the following:

  • Family: Mom, mothering, nurturance experienced as a child and how you seek it now. The relationship you have currently with your Mother – or what you may miss right now because she has passed over. Whatever the situation, know that this phase will be highly sensitive for everyone involved. All conversation, however heartfully meant, may still be misconstrued in some way. Be aware of HOW you communicate your needs at this time. And perhaps there is a message you wish to send to the loved ones passed on – do so if it is what you need for yourself at this time. How does your Home environment, now, bring forth feelings from your home of origin? Is something missing now that needs to be revisited and brought back up to the surface, into the Now?
  • Possessiveness/Neediness: the Shadow side of Cancer – holding onto someone or something far longer than necessary – prevents others from moving on with their own life. And prevents you from moving on with your own. This can also come about as co-dependent relationships – being overly needy – leaning on others rather than standing up for yourself, within your own life.
  • Emotional Needs: how well do you listen to your feelings? When you notice them, what is your first reaction? Run and hide from them? Feel them? Walk through them, no matter their intensity? Distract yourself with food, TV, online games, any addictions? This is avoidance of feeling that which we are meant to feel – deeply, widely, heartfully. Humans must learn to feel it all – it is our destiny, our reason for being here on Earth. The more we run away from these feelings and emotions, the less we are being authentically Self. Being compassionate and showing empathy goes a long way to connecting with someone who feels vulnerable at this time – including yourself!
  • Children: the ability to conceive, to carry a child to term, to give birth – to someone or something – you feel strongly about! Nurturance comes forth here again too. How do you nurture your Inner Child Self? Do you hug yourself, daily? Love Thyself As Thy Neighbour…take care of Self first, then others in your life. Most important to do so.
  • Physically, Cancer Rules: the breasts and chest cavity, the pancreas, the stomach, stomach gas and ulcers, and tumours. According to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) the element of Earth, ruled by Saturn, governs the Spleen, Stomach, and Pancreas. We affect these organs by overthinking things or not liking new ways of doing our life. The Development Stage here is TRANSFORMATION. So if you worry, or “find it difficult ‘digesting new ideas’ there will be issues with your blood sugar, digestion, and being ANGRY at this time. Are you misplacing your faith in your own ability to control the physical world around you? The Pancreas has a dual function (both an Exocrine and Endocrine gland) hence reflects the duality of the physical Universe – the ability to digest ideas AND to extract that which is not only sweet, but Life sustaining too” [compassionatedragon.com]. What is it you need that sustains you? Do you know what it is? What will this Full Moon Illuminate for you in this regard?

dsc05269The planetary players within the Cardinal Grand Square formation during this Full Moon phase, creating stress and tension Within to assist us to create CHANGE in our respective lives, are:

  • Full Moon at 22 degrees Cancer 28′: bringing forth all of the above mentioned themes. This is our Emotional Body’s connection and daily habits we’ve formed.
  • Sitting opposite, the Sun at 22 degrees Capricorn 27′: here the unconscious desires of our respective Souls are being Illuminated. Think back to December 28th’s New Moon in Capricorn – what was hidden within the Darkness of your Ego-Self that now has emerged into the Light of this Full Moon? What was it your Ego-Self was so afraid of to be known by you, consciously, before now? Capricorn rules how we DO material gain in our lives, the goals we set for the long-term, our reputation within our careers, and being ruled by Saturn – all the responsibilities we’ve gathered for us to be busy with. Is it time to let go of some of those responsibilities? Have your goals in fact changed? Within the Full Moon – the Moon’s emotional nature can be polarized with the Sun’s active nature, creating a push-pull situation – and more stress Within! Do I feel or do I act? How about learning to do BOTH? Create an ‘AND’ here – feel your feelings, listen to your intuition AND then take the action your Soul seeks! And Pluto is near to the Sun for this Full Moon – bringing forth any/all issues of power and control. The key here is EMPOWERMENT – for all parties involved. A win-win situation, heartfully.
  • Squaring to both the Moon and the Sun is Jupiter at 22 degrees Libra 11′: Since September 10, 2016, Jupiter has been expanding our boundaries within the realms of partnerships and relationships. Making it LOUD and clear what is MISSING in your life at this time. The last time Jupiter was in Libra – September 2004 until near the end of October, 2005 – what was going on within your partnerships and relationships at that time? 12 years later (one complete cycle of Jupiter) you may find those same issues of moving beyond restrictive boundaries you unconsciously set for yourself are  coming forth once more. Or, perhaps you already made the changes since then? How many of you married in 2004/05 or found ‘the love of your life’? Is he/she still in your life? Or are you seeking that love, yet? Or have you lost that love? Grief is the process of coping with ALL human emotions seemingly occurring all at once! It can be overwhelming, all-consuming, and ongoing (when will it all stop and be over?). A person doesn’t have to die for us to grieve their absence in our life. Whatever is leftover from any past relationship or partnership needs to be healed, now.
  • In opposition to Jupiter, and squaring to both the Moon and the Sun, is Eris at 22 degrees of Aries 32′: partnered closely by Uranus at 20 degrees Aries 39′ and Ceres at 24 degrees Aries 28′! Talk about a vanguard here – Eris has been systematically assisting us with gender re-balancing – empowerment for both genders, equally. Hence all the wars going on in in the world since Eris entered Aries in 1925! Equality of the feminine and the masculine is riddled with complex machinations. Uranus brings forth innovation and Unexpectedness, while Ceres asks for nurturance, end of. Since WWI women have slowly been taking their power back, in the workplace, creating discord and imbalance at home because SHE isn’t staying home anymore! Look at the transformation WORK has taken since 1925, and the almighty Dollar, and Careers are not just for men! How are we doing today? Aries brings forth the Spiritual Warrior – asserting ourselves, no matter the gender, to BE seen and heard. Aries brings forth the Pioneer and the courage to BE unique in our respective worlds. How are YOU doing with all of this? What massive changes have you undergone, especially since 2012’s connection of Eris with Pluto and Uranus? Talk about transformation. How independent are you, truly, today? Is it more inter-dependent? Intra-dependent? Or still co-dependent? Hhhmmm…

dsc05276So what’s the bottom line here folks? Emotional sensitivity + feeling those feelings and emotions + taking time to listen to your intuitive insights of next steps forward so that your Sun/Soul self can take that Action into the Light of this Full Moon. To create NEW CHANGE within your life! All four cardinal signs, therefore the cardinal points of the chart, are being affected here: Self + Home + Relationships/Partnerships + Career.

Jupiter wants you to expand OUT of bounds into new relationships and partnerships. Ceres and Eris and Uranus continue to call to us for greater self-nurturance AND equality AND allowing our true authentic selves to BE seen and heard! Pluto continues to transform our ongoing battle with power and control (!!) be it with our Ego-self, our partners/friends, neighbours, family members – whomever shows up to show us what it is that we are still hanging onto, from the Darkness Within, that needs to be healed, to grow and evolve into more loving, accepting, compassionate and empathetic BEings aka human beings!

Blessed BE and Namaste!

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

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff 2016/2017

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New Moon in Cancer: Family Ties?

June 2016 Thunderstorm Flooding

June 2016 Thunderstorm Flooding

Today’s New Moon began at 5:02a MDT with the Moon and Sun standing together at 12 degrees of Cancer 54′ – look to your birth charts to see the House of Life Experience this Moon cycle is activating for YOU as new beginnings and insights until August 2nd.

Cancer, as the Cardinal Water sign, rules the 4th House of home, hearth, mothering/nurturance, and the family emotional lineage. Cancer is ruled by the Moon – so this Moon cycle brings forth emotional baggage to be sorted through – and again, the House where 12 degrees of Cancer 54′ resides in your birth chart is the stage from which you will gain emotional INsight and healing.

Cancer really is the element of water – hence more rain and thunderstorms weatherwise, and emotionality personally will be experienced. As I write this post we are experiencing yet another thunderous storm of water!

Mercury is also helping out this Moon cycle – sitting at 09 degrees of Cancer 38′ – allow yourselves to express Self emotionally in your conversations, social media connections, and self talk. Lean into your intuitive side, bring out those deep INsights of why you are the way you are when it comes to self-nurturance, nurturance of others, and within family. The House where Cancer lies indicates to whom you give nurturance AND from whom you look to receive it.

Looking UP inside National Music Centre July 1, 2016

Looking UP inside National Music Centre July 1, 2016

Pluto sits opposite the Moon + Sun + Mercury, bringing in possible power and control issues related to MONEY or material gain (Capricorn) – so watch out for highly emotional interactions with family, extended family and friends who seem more like family than your family of origin. Try emPOWERment rather than power over or controlling tendencies – via LOVE, acceptance of differences, FORGIVENESS, COMPASSION – you see the theme here. Choose to see all aspects and sides of each story. As we all know, however many children grew up in the same household, there will be the SAME number of differing experiences and stories to share and perhaps heal.

This Moon cycle we will look down to the ROOTs of our respective origins – the parents who raised us, the family we lived with as children until we left their nest to strike out on our own. What will you be revisting?By August 2nd (the next New Moon date) you will know…

Our family heard late last week of the death of the father of one of the neighbourhood families we all interacted with when we were kids – the oldest daughter of that family and I were each other’s FIRST best friend! Loads of memories occurring for us as we remember those moments, her Dad, and their struggle with the English language (they came from Italy). Mirella had the responsibility to learn English at school, then be interpreter for her parents, aunt and uncle, until everyone else (including her siblings) learned to acclimate in their new home, city and country. Mirella took on the role of Mother in a unique way at a young age!

It is interesting that Cancer and the 4th House also represent the Country we live in or came from. Canada celebrated its 149th Birthday July 1st – and today is the 240th birthday of the USA. Both countries have Cancer as their Sun sign….interesting…we are very different from one another. It all depends upon where the Sun resides in both country’s charts! I will do an analysis of them in my next blog.

Potted Dwarf July 1 2016

Potted Dwarf July 1 2016

Pluto’s position within Capricorn (Cardinal Earth sign) also squares off with all the shenanigans of Uranus + Eris within Aries (Cardinal Fire sign). In June we all experienced something ‘come to a head’ respectively in our lives – where is Aries in your chart? This is the House of Life Experience where “Free to BE ME!” came to a head – and Eris brought inSIGHT re: whatever aspect of YOU you’d been ignoring for a while, not allowing to come to the table. Uranus, Expect the Unexpected CHANGE guy, brought the electrical lightening bolt of CHANGE – be you willing to experience it or not! Bottom line: if you were allowing yourself to SEE the change that was required, you then ALLOWED it in by DOing the actions required in June. If you didn’t, well guess what? It happened despite all your best denial efforts…not easily.

NOTE: June’s coming together of Eris + Uranus exactly in June will be repeated in September and lastly in March 2017! The first hit of transits is always the worst – a bit of shock at the change – the next 2 times we all undergo this NEED to BE FREE will feel more familiar – and you will take it IN STRIDE, easier! The directions we thought we’d be heading into during the June Moon cycle weren’t necessarily the directions we DID head into…

Both Moon’s Nodes (North and South) have passed the halfway mark – sitting at 14 degrees of Virgo (North) and 14 degrees of Pisces (South). The North Node has been escorted most of the time by Jupiter, also in Virgo, since August 2015. Where is Virgo in your chart? This is where you expand beyond usual boundaries, take new risks (along with that Eris/Uranus duo in Aries!) and walk forward into the direction your Soul wants new experiences from (North Node). Could be you are re-visiting areas of life you experienced 12/13 years prior (last time Jupiter travelled through Virgo). Think back to that time, see where you were, and how does that time dovetail with NOW? And how has Eris/Uranus helped you to BE more ME in this round so far?

Arugula + Kale Garden

Arugula + Kale Garden

This Moon cycle, initiating NEW stuff (all those Cardinal signs!) emotionally, family-wise, self-nurturance-wise, boundaries, control/power – look at it from the perspective of ME, then my Ego-Self, then move outward to the family you are in now, then your family of origin/extended family, to the friends who are family, then out to your Country.What are you emotionally ‘seeing’ perhaps for the very first time? What needs nurturance? Do you have the skills for it? Do you need nurturance to do the healing?

The BREXIT issues continue to unfold – what issues do Canada and the USA have in common with Britain’s need to BE ME away from the European Union? It will be interesting to hear and read, on a COUNTRY level, what comes forth between now and August 2nd. All in Divine Timing, as ever.

Blessed BE!

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

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff or Michaella Rezanoff

Something Destined This Way Comes…

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Full Moon, Calgary, AB Canada

Tonight’s Full Moon @ 11:24p MDT occurs in Scorpio – 02 degrees 31′ to be exact. Which is what Scorpio is all about – details details details. Depth. Passion. Fear….Trust issues.

What is extraordinary about tonight’s Full Moon is the Star of David formation created from two Grand Trine sets of planets/points within the Full Moon chart. One Grand Trine is made up of planets within Earth signs, pointing Up; the other is made up of planets/points in Water signs, pointing down. As Above, So Below.

One of the sensitive points within the Water Grand Trine is the Vertex – a point of Destiny or Fate, sitting within the cardinal water sign of Cancer. The family, mothering/fathering, nurturance, home and hearth. Possessiveness, compassion, caregiving, emotional body of feelings and intuitive insights. Also, exit stage left skittering away to avoid all confrontation. Or digging one’s heels in, refusing to budge AND digging a hole for oneself in the process.

This sensitive point, the Vertex, brings forth unexpected CHANGE into our lives. Something unforseen, unplanned. Joined elementally to Juno Rx (Retrograde) in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, we have a highly emotional and sensitively intuitional connection. Neptune dissolves our illusions/delusions away, while Juno brings in the emotional NEED for a balanced, equal blend of Man/Woman, masculine/feminine energy power. BOTH are needed at this time. Combined with the Vertex in Cancer – what NEW family connections are coming our way? Soul family? Business family? Extended family we’ve not been in touch with until now?

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Okotoks, AB Canada

The Earth Grand Trine joins Pluto Rx within Capricorn with Vesta and Mercury in Taurus, then Jupiter and the North Node, both Rx, within Virgo. Here we undergo inner EMPOWERMENT (Pluto Rx) to climb higher than usual to find our material gain (or, rather, take a totally different path than usual towards it). With concentrated focus (Vesta), mindfully (Mercury), we take a hands-on approach to create something by using our respective toolboxs of personal talents, skills and experience. Once we’ve figured these two out, THEN we move forward towards our Soul’s intented direction (North Node) allowing ourselves to step out of our usual limitations and boundaries of who we thought we were re: BEing of Service out in the world. Discerning the processes and rules of engagement along the way. Being the apprentice or mentor or teacher/student.

During every Full Moon event, the Sun sits directly opposite the Moon. Tonight the Sun is at 02 degrees Taurus 31′. Values, possessions, sensual accuity to create something tangible, our personal talents and skills and experience that we use to bring money towards us. The Sun’s vital force energy asks us what ACTION do we wish to take, while the Moon’s emotional/intuitional energy asks us what do we wish to RECEIVE?

Some believe the Full Moon is a reflection of the Sun’s unconscous desires. Considering Venus rules Taurus (how can I create this by myself), as our Desire Body, what has been an Unconscious Desire until now? What do you value about YOU? What do you distrust? The opposite sign, Scorpio, brings hidden depths of passions and the fears to allow others to SEE the passion we have! Here we may distrust ourselves to the point of hiding relevant parts of ourselves, totally denying those aspects to BE seen, heard and answered!

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Sheep River Snow

What are you afraid of, deep down? Tonight’s Full Moon will Illuminate those hidden fears as well as the passions held down below those fears. I’d rather live a passionate life than a fearful one, wouldn’t you? LIVING Life is passion. Hiding from Life is fear.

Pluto Rx within Capricorn is the Lord or Ruler of Scorpio, hence Lord of this Full Moon. Allow yourself to glimpse down into your own Underworld to ‘see’ what you’ve buried deeply within that is begging to ‘see’ and BE in the Light of this Full Moon. Transformation may be your Destined path. Allow it to occur, As Within, So Without.

Blessed BE!

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

Photo Credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff

Ready, Willing and Want To…

Oct 15, 2015 Sunset Skies

Oct 15, 2015 Sunset Skies

It’s been yet another wild ride for most of us human BEings during this latest round of solar flares (turning into solar winds and storms down here on Earth), stargate downloads reminding us all WHY we are still here (!!) and the usual weirdness of a Full Moon just before the thin veil Between the Worlds of Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve.

Every month, during a full Moon cycle of approximately 28-29 days, we experience a new round of conscious awareness via listening to our Emotional Body’s messages, signalling the latest news and views emitting from our Ego-self (consciously or otherwise) that require the following:

  • Awareness
  • What to DO with the awareness
  • Hopefully allowing the release, letting go of Old Patterns of Conditioning around this awareness, then
  • The healing process begins (aka rest, weeping, yelling, walking, talking – whatever it is that helps you to release the Old), then
  • Acceptance of what WAS to allow the NEW to unfold as it will (again, YOUR process that is unique to you, and you alone), which leads to
  • Greater Self Love, hence more love to share with Others.

The KEY to all of this Moon cycle awareness, release to heal, acceptance and soul growth, TIMING wise, is the following:

  • Am I Willing?
  • Am I Ready?
  • Do I Want To?
Oct 15, 2015 Sunset Skies II

Oct 15, 2015 Sunset Skies II

All three of these steps must be answered with a resounding YES! We must BE Willing to step towards our Soul’s desires, away from our Ego’s fears and its need for the status quo.

We must BE Ready to go through ALL of what our unique process entails to heal, let go, heal, let go, accept and LOVE ALL aspects of ourselves along the way.

We must WANT to move towards a Higher BEingness, consciously or not. To BE our most True Authentic Soul-self we can possibly BE, every moment we are Aware of Self. That we are aware of Breathing. That we are aware of BEing down here on Earth.

I did up a chart called “Between The Worlds” timed for midnight of November 1st. The Celtics believed that the veil between the physical world and the Unseen world (where our loved ones and ancestors, who have passed-over, now reside) became quite thin as of All Hallow’s Eve and All Soul’s Day (October 31st to November 1st). At this time of year, as we see more darkness and less light each day, we can connect more easily with those Ancestors and love ones to remember them, give thanks to them, forgive them, and love them. And to ask for insights, knowledge, guidance – whatever we need now in our lives.

Sheep River, Okotoks, AB Canada October 2015

Sheep River, Okotoks, AB Canada October 2015

As I looked at this chart, I saw a Grand Trine in the water signs (so many of us have been wondering WHY am I weeping and crying so much of late?) connecting the following planets in this emotional/intuitional love-line triangle:

  • The Moon in Cancer at 12 degrees and 17′ – the Moon rules this cardinal water sign, and the Home & Hearth, nurturance, family and our emotional familial line way way back in time. How does your family of origin’s emotional patterns keep you from moving forward? What needs to be let go of, healed?
  • The Sun in Scorpio at 08 degrees and 32′ – the Sun entered this fixed water sign as of October 23rd @ 11:47a MDT. Since then the Sun has been Illuminating/shining the Light of awareness into the deep waters of our Ego-fears of whatever the flavour of this Moon cycle is revealing. Trust issues, the need to dive deeply for greater detail and awareness of the WHY of things in our respective lives, HUGE Ego-self fears re: Anything and Everything imaginable – NOT rational at all at all! It is what it is folks!
  • Neptune, Rx in Pisces at 07 degrees and 06′ – Neptune rules Pisces and our 12th House of our Hidden Self – that which we don’t quite see or understand most of the time. How does one explain our connection to Spirit to self, let alone others? Or meeting up with a past life that has unresolved issues NOW to be healed, that otherwise blocks us from moving forward in this Life? Neptune brings the Illusions, and Delusions into REALITY, if only for a brief moment, for us to grasp “What the H is going on now deep within me?” With Neptune being Rx (retrograde) to boot – means really deep-felt, personal confrontations with our Inner Victim, Rescuer/Rescue ME! and Persecutor/Feeling Persecuted (aka the Drama Triangle) that we are still releasing ourselves from (Old Age of Pisces flotsam and jetsam).

As of the Full Moon in Taurus, October 27th, there was a love-line connecting the Sun, newly entered into Scorpio (03 degrees and 45′) with Neptune Rx (07 degrees of Pisces 24′) plus Chiron Rx at 17 degrees of Pisces 24′, heralding a great HEALING (Chiron) of any spiritual separation (Neptune in Pisces) we’re still clinging on to due to our Ego-self’s Fears to trust in this reconnect (Scorpio). The Chiron healing and the slow building of the planetary dance towards the Grand Trine is what we’ve all been FEELING since the Full Moon.

I ask you all again: Are You Ready? Are You Willing? Do You Want To? Tuesday the Moon heads into the Last Qtr Moon phase in Leo at 6:25a MST. This Moon phase heralds a Crisis in Consciousness – do we allow our Ego-self’s desire to return our heads/hearts back into the Sands of Denial (from Fear and Resistance to change) OR, do we allow ourselves, with courage (Leo rules the Heart and is NOT the cowardly Lion from The Wizard of Oz fame) to OPEN our hearts even MORE, to SHINE Unconditionally, for Self and Others, AND Create a New Future for ourselves?

Are You Ready? Are You Willing? Do You Want To? BE More? Let GO of the old barriers holding your Heart back, to CREATE space for the NEW (Unknown to you right now – and that in itself can totally freak out your Ego-self!) to come floating into your Life as it is intended – no Expectations.

October 2015, Okotoks, AB Canada

October 2015, Okotoks, AB Canada

Look to your charts to see what sign(s) are in your 12th of your Hidden Self. Here is where past life issues, unresolved before now, can be getting in your way to BE open-hearted to yourself and then others. If you don’t have a birth chart right now – call me. I’ll be happy to assist you in unveiling possible past-life connections, revealing the WHY of current challenges in your life. Know that the TIME is right only if You Are Ready, You Are Willing, and You Want To.

Blessed BE!

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

Photo Credits: by Laurie Rae Rezanoff

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!

Current Moon Cycle’s Grand Trine in Water Signs…

Neck Point, Nanaimo, BC July 29, 2012

Neck Point, Nanaimo, BC July 29, 2012

As of right now (11:29a MDT) we are still in the 1st QTR Moon phase that began @ 11 degrees of Scorpio 59′ July 23rd @ 6:56p MDT. Why am I bringing this up? To remind us this current Moon cycle, which began July 15 in the water sign of Cancer, also triggered a Grand Trine (or triangle) linking up the following planetary players, all in the same element of WATER:

  • New Moon Duo – Moon and Sun – in Cancer – the most sensitive sign of the Zodiac – all about family, Mom/mothering and nurturing – how we learned to do this from our Mothers, and how we now do it for self and then others. This is the underlying theme for this Moon cycle, even as we pass through all the other seven Moon phases along the way.
  • Saturn Rx (Retrograde) in Scorpio – the most private sign of the Zodiac – brings us closer and DEEPER into those dark waters of Ego-self’s deeply-held emotional and perhaps traumatic fears, all of which Saturn Rx asks us to take Responsibility, once and for all! There is always a reason why a planet turns Rx to retrace its steps BACK into the previous sign – gives us a chance to tie up loose ends, finish the healing/letting go portion of what we’ve been GROWing through since Saturn first entered Scorpio back on October 6, 2012! Find Scorpio’s location in your own chart to ‘see’ WHERE deeply hidden emotional scars, issues with Truth, sexuality, abuse, trauma etc., have been long buried (perhaps for lifetimes!) and now is the TIME (Saturn) to face, deal with and heal from. What’s been ‘coming up’ for you in your life since 2012? How much healing have you undergone? What’s still left to deal with? Scorpio likes to hide in the dark; what has LIGHTened up in your inner life? Or has been brought TO the LIGHT, uncovered, revealed and is revealing?
  • Chiron Rx in Pisces – our Spiritual/Divine connection beyond this earthly Ego-self – BEing connected with our Higher Self, Guides, Angels, ArchAngels and ‘Teams’ on High. Chiron is the planetoid/asteroid discovered in 1977 from which our Western world finally started to embrace ALL the alternative healing arts and modalities we take for normal today! Including healthfood stores, organic foods, personal / Life coaching, yoga, etc. Chiron has shown us the way to HEAL our disCONNECT from our Divine Eternal selves – bridging the gap between our Divineness and mundane human lives down here on Earth. Chiron has been in Pisces since August 2009 – how have You healed your inner spiritual disconnect since then? Moving FROM Victim, to Victor, With Love in your heart and for all other heartbeats? Allowing yourself to BE emotional/feeling, compassionate, unconditionally loving of self and others? Are you better at it? Do you see it now? BEing it now while you are DOing your life?
Neck Point, Nanaimo, BC July 29, 2012

Neck Point, Nanaimo, BC July 29, 2012

Considering how emotional this Moon cycle is, having begun in Cancer, we also see there are two more times when the emotionality springs forth, during:

  • 1st QTR Moon phase – begun July 23rd at 00 degrees of Scorpio 59′ – a NEW cycle of HOW we connect to those deep deep depths of unEXPRESSED emotional baggage. We have until 6:30p tonight, just before we go into the Gibbous Moon phase, to TAKE ACTION even if it feels somewhat like a CRISIS (which we all do via the 1st QTR Moon phase) to LET Go of whatever it is we’ve been hanging onto, emotionally. Follow your intuition to that root spot deep within (and most of the time we have NO idea what that past trauma or pain was about) and release it – via a good cry! That’s all it takes to move through some of our stuff. It’s the longer-term stuff that seems to stick around for years and years – these are the soul-purpose teachings that we really need to GET and KNOW to understand ourselves more truly and deeply. Scorpio likes to HIDE stuff and to disTRUST self and others – as in not trusting your own intuition to follow its lead into the Unknown! Not trusting that Others will NOT hurt me if I allow myself to BE vulnerable…stuff like that… During this Moon phase, Saturn Rx’s position (and arm of the Grand Trine) was triggered to take notice.
  • And Disseminating Moon phase – interesting how these two extra hits of emotionality occur prior to, then just after, the Full Moon phase this Moon cycle, eh? During the Disseminating Moon phase we do break down, and ‘see’ and ‘learn’, then share, what we’ve learned about ourselves so far this Moon cycle. My AHA! moment occurred during the Crescent Moon phase (the phase I was born under, which is most potent for my own self growth awareness) and the emotional Ego-self fears came rushing through during the 1st QTR Moon phase. I wonder what else I will ‘see’ for myself between August 3 and 6th? Pisces represents the Wise Woman/Man, the Elder, the Spiritual Teacher. We all have Pisces in our charts – where it resides shows where you bring this Higher Wisdom down into your life and share it with others. My Sun is in Pisces, in the 7th House of close one-on-one relationships and partnerships – hence why I am so successful with counseling others, intuitively and spiritually, via my Astrology readings and Moon Cycle reports. We all have the ability to ‘see’ beyond the physical – some more than most – so expect this Moon phase timing to bring more emotional stuff up to be worked with, walked through and healed. If you tend to yearn to escape your healing via TV, reading, tending to your addictions (all dark aspects of Pisces) then you’ll miss yet another opportunity to heal those inner feelings of not BEing okay in this world. This will be the last arm of the Grand Trine in water to be triggered.
Neck Point, Nanaimo, BC July 29, 2012

Neck Point, Nanaimo, BC July 29, 2012

To sum up, BE aware of your emotions and intuitional hits of insights this Moon cycle. Continue to be open, vulnerable and loving, with Self and Others through this time. We are all of us HIGHLY sensitive right now – to all nuances of words, timbres of voice, body language – all of it! We are picking up more information than usual. Trust your intuition that you KNOW what you know via what you FEEL. Then ask more questions – no matter how scary it might be to hear the answers. Knowing is better than not knowing. Because then we have the better perspective to take heartfelt action from there.

Enjoy this Moon cycle, and get the most out of this Grand Trine in water signs – we have more than half of it left to navigate through. Lots of rain so far too (as I predicted) where we are in Calgary, Alberta, Canada – yay! It actually felt frosty this morning – I am sitting here wearing socks and a sweater for the first time in a couple of months. I love love love this cooler weather!

Blessed BE!

Posted by: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Intuitive Spiritual Astrologer, Teacher, Facilitator & Speaker

Photo credits: Laurie Rae Rezanoff

The Signs of Summer…

Continuing on with my seasonal tour around the Wheel of the Solar Year (we began with Spring as the Sun entered 00 degrees of Aries on March 21st – Vernal Equinox) we now immerse ourselves into the middle of Summer! The Sun will enter 00 degrees of Leo at 9:31p MDT today (and as I write this post there are marble-sized hailstones raining down upon us and tornado warnings in the SE of the city – yikes!).

Zodiac Wheel of Signs

Zodiac Wheel of Signs

The Zodiac signs that make up our season of Summer are:

  • CancerJune 21 – July 22nd; cardinal water sign, most sensitive sign in the Zodiac pantheon, BEGINS our northern season of Summer (Winter for our Aussie et al folks down under) as the Summer Solstice – longest day of the Solar year. As with all water signs, we find ourselves more connected to our emotions (ALL of them!) and intuitive insights (aka ‘bright ideas’ and inner knowingness to DO and take action forward – no matter how illogical the strength of that action seems)! Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and is ruler of the 4th House of Home, Hearth, Mom/mothering, nurturance of Self and Others. All about the Family, and its emotional lineage passed on by the women from lifetimes ago. As a cardinal sign, Cancer INITIATES Change – within and between – self and Others. Here we learn Compassion and gentleness with Self and Others. Or possessiveness, jealousy and fear to share our loved ones (insecurity). Cancer rules the breasts/chest area, pancreas, stomach, stomach gas and ulcers, and tumors/cysts. How well we take notice, embrace and express our emotions and nurture ourselves THROUGH them (traumatic or not), in turn, brings either Joy (or NOT = pancreas health), Love of Self through Self-acceptance (or NOT = INdigestion – inability to digest the overwhelm of emotion, fear of being rejected for BEing emotional). Traumatic events we have been unable to take time to heal can reveal themselves months, or years later as cysts or tumors – holding the ‘water’ of that event within the physical body. Interesting, isn’t it, what our Bodies do to keep Us safe? As in Physical, Emotional, Mental, Spiritual and Etheric Bodies…what we aren’t able to attend to in the moment, it is held for us to deal with in some other Body, and usually the end point will be our Physical Body…hence all the tumors and cysts and digestive aids out there in our world today.
  • LEOJuly 22 – August 22nd; fixed fire sign where we tend to really have heated weather (and storms!) and is the middle of Summer where most of our Sun’s heat is imbued into the grains, vegetables, and fruits/berries of our short growing seasons above the 49th parallel. [See the link www.thewhitegoddess.co.uk.com/the_wheel_of_the_year for more information on August 2nd Lammas or Lughnasadh Feast Day]. Leo is ruled by the Sun, and rules the 5th House of the Zodiac Wheel – all about fun, play, Inner Child-like qualities, creativity, generosity and romance. Drama King/Queen, arrogance, dignity, leading by example within a team (not King of the Mountain). Leo rules the Heart – leading from our hearts means we are manifesting more of our Soul-self; leading from our heads shows more of the Ego-self (Drama et al). Back and spine, exhaustion/heat exhaustion, and inflammation within the Physical Body will be areas that talk to you if your life is devoid of fun, play, romance etc. Fixed signs tend to be focused and determined AND slow to change.
  • VIRGO August 23 – September 22nd; mutable earth sign, will be the last month of our Summer season. All mutable signs show signs of the current season AND the next season – hence why we experience the odd early frosts, snowstorms etc at this time with Fall occurring the very next day (September 23rd this year for the Autumnal Equinox). As you read in my previous post, Virgo brings perfecting of our physical health, eating regimen, exercise, daily work we do, our organizational abilities, how we are of service to others, bringing order into chaotic situations (paperwork, closets etc). We learn the constant dance between BEing the newbie and BEing the teacher (aka learning curves) and to BE gentle with our Ego-self’s need to BE PERFECT NOW! whew! Get it done and off my mental TO DO list, sooner than later! Kind of contrary to that mutable, going with the flow aspect of this sign, don’t you agree? Relax Bublichka! Breathe, Time IS on your side, always and in all ways… Virgo is ruled by Mercury, and rules the 6th House of the Zodiac Wheel. This House is where I focus to ‘see’ which of my client’s body organs and systems will be “talking to them” if they, the client, hasn’t been caring for their physical body’s health. Hence the bowels and intestines, constipation and diarrhea, digestion and assimilation and the Solar Plexus chakra come into play via Virgo!
  • If we are unable to assimilate our emotions (Cancer) then take soulful creative action (Leo) and then deal with the intricacies of BEing hands-on and productive with the work we do daily (Virgo) – we can create havoc within our Physical Bodies…that we may not see immediately, but over time. A note about the 6th House: if we have our health, we are able to work; if we are not working, over time this plays havoc on our health. And the circle continues….
Oct 22, 2011 Bent Pyramid, Dashur, Egypt

Oct 22, 2011 Bent Pyramid, Dashur, Egypt

There you are folks! Another turn of the Wheel of the Solar Year. BE mindful (Mercury) BE soulful (Sun) and BE emotional (Moon)!

Blessed BE!

Posted by: Laurie Rae Rezanoff, Intuitive Spiritual Astrologer, Teacher, Facilitator & Speaker

Photo credits: scenic pics by Laurie Rae Rezanoff; all other pics vis Google Images

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